A great game that can to-this-day still hold it's head up high
A fantastic edition of the Street Fighter series that has fans still praising it's worth many years after it's prime. Street Fighter Alpha 3 the (currently) final installment of the 'Alpha' series ports a SUPERIOR version of the arcade variant over to the Sony Playstation, with added modes like 'World' mode where a player can customize features of a character according to their specifications as well as unlock goodies for use in all other modes. A mode called 'Dramatic Battle' where two players can simultaneously fight through several boss-empowered fighters. Many characters whom were fan favorites after being absent for years have made their triumphant return such as E.Honda, Blanka, Cody, Vega, Cammy, Guile + many others.
This version still contains all of the elements that made the arcade game a success such as the 'ism' system. This inclusion varied the fighting styles (even further) of individual characters by providing certain abilities like air-blocking or dashing, or by increasing attack power but that character could no longer use air-blocks and would be limited to one specific 'super move'.
Additional secret characters were also added such as Classic Balrog, Guile, Evil Ryu, and Shin Akuma. There is a secret (unconfirmed) that I had never used: 'see Dhalsim's wife'.. you have to hold down the square + R2 buttons during the loading screen and she'll cheer you on throughout that individual match. There are additional 'ism's to unlock as well: classic, mazi, and saikyou.
People complain about this game's soundtrack compared to earlier installments of the series, I actually prefer many of the songs in this over other versions. The beats are always befitting of a fast passed beat em' up; and you'll find yourself remembering these tunes some time afterwards.Read full review