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  • Summary: The latest version of Street Fighter makes its transition to the Nintendo 3DS with Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition. The console experience is now in the palm of your hand with new features that utilize the capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS to its fullest. Packed with 35 playable characters, bonus stages and cinematic Ultra combos, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition expands the action by allowing you to fight your friends around the world using Wi-Fi. New to the franchise are the figurine mode, which utilizes the Street Pass feature to add a collectible meta-game, and the 3D over-the-shoulder camera option that takes fighting to new depths. For those new to the franchise, a simple mode has been added allowing players to pull off challenging moves with a single touch of the screen. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    This is a full-featured port on a new platform, and it is without question the best portable fighting game ever released.
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is a perfect port and then some. Everything its bigger console-version brother had, you'll see return on the smaller screen of the 3DS. The extra options are fun additions, but don't really improve on the game itself. That brings us to a nice and simple conclusion: are you sick of Street Fighter IV yet, or what?
  3. May 22, 2011
    This is easily the best title in the 3DS launch lineup, and it's proof that the potential is there for the slow-starting system.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    A staggering port of an exceptional fighting game, but for all its accomplishments this is not the definitive version of the game. [Mar 2011, p.47]
  5. Mar 22, 2011
    A great game. It's not only the best launch game for the Nintendo 3DS, but will certainly be regarded as a great purchase for years to come.
  6. Apr 17, 2011
    Nice use of the 3D effect, a lot of content, great controls and simply the best release game on the console.
  7. Mar 22, 2011
    Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition could arguably be the best portable version of the core series yet produced, but this is testament to the severely limited nature of what came before rather than any standout success on this game's part.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    Epic version of the game for the 3ds. Even though there is some lag on online play, it's understandable just like in all online games since online experience greatly depends on numerous factors. I traded my pilotwings resort for this game and I don't regret it. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    SSF4 looks amazing on the 3ds and i can't stop playing it. Its great in short bursts and the online is fantastic! The 3d effect suits the game well and the controls are very easy to learn. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2011
    Most people are in agreement that Super Street Fighter IV is one of, if not the strongest titles for the 3DS right now. This game is a perfect demonstration of what the 3DS is capable of, and how much fun the console is in general.

    Super Street Fighter IV is pure eye candy on the 3DS. The graphics look amazing and the 3D is executed beautifully. This game should right away assuage any doubts people may have about the capabilities of the 3DS. Moreover, the game is extremely fun and addicting.

    The traditional arcade mode will match you up against opponents until you reach Seth, a weird alien sort of guy who absorbs everyoneâ
  4. Mar 27, 2011
    True to form, Street Fighter 4 3D is addictive, fun and the 3d works really well. Despite its average graphics in the console realm, SSF4 looks great on the 3DS, really proving its new processing power. Of all the games on the launch lineup, SSF4 and Ghost Recon are by far the best. The controls translate well to the 3DS and fights are smooth and really fun to look at, not to mention that the tilted camera angle shows off the 3D really well. Collapse
  5. Apr 17, 2011
    Probably the best launch game - which isn't saying much, but to say this is my first Street Fighter game I've properly owned I still found it an enjoyable experience. I've heard this version is quite simplistic from others in terms of pulling of moves, and I have to agree - from others I've played it's a much easier to control game - which isn't always great for most - the complexity of each of the character's attacks is what made the series so appealing to many but the automatic touch screen controls do bring newcomers more up to snuff with the big boys, which makes pros who've spent long hours mastering each technique a little cheesed off understandably - but for someone like me I had little quarrel and did try and not just to keep spamming the ultra-powerful moves and I did try and learn to play it properly! All the features and modes do work well though, it's a solid port from the current home consoles and the 3D effect does give a good (if subtle) effect. If you didn't like any of the other street fighters, little is going to change your view - as expected, the formula is pretty unchanged. But it's the best pick up and play game yet - and it's one most/everyone should have as their number 1 launch game. Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2012
    The game is fantastic, dynamic 3D view mode is very detailed. The attacks look great and should not envy anything to the home console editions. Yoked so that this game is not perfect is that scenarios are not very detailed. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2012
    This is a good game, mainly because I'm not a "traditional street fighter player" and know like no moves", so they added moves for the touch screen, which is good. But unfortunately I've gotten bored of it because I'm bad at multiplayer and none of my friends have this game. Expand

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