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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
    100
    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
    90
    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
    90
    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
    87
    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
    85
    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
    80
    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
    60
    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: 43 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    SSF4 is an amazing port, with all the features of the original console version. All the challenges are there, and this version even packs in all the alternate costume packs that were available for purchase on the console versions. The graphics are brilliant, with only the backgrounds suffering from lowered textures, and also becoming static, but to be honest, does that really matter? You don't play fighting games for the background. The online works brilliantly, ditching the friend codes, and letting you play against anyone online almost instantly. There's always someone online, and you can set what type of people you want to play against in the menu, I.e, Amateur, Semi-pro. You can also collect figures of the characters to fight them against other players figures. The fights take place through Street Pass, and happen almost instantly. You get FP, the points used to get more figures, by playing Arcade Mode, fighting other people in Street Pass, or playing Online.

    If you've got a 3DS, or are planning to get one soon, SSF4 3D is one of the best launch games available.
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  2. Nov 17, 2012
    10
    A fighting game worth buying ! It has incredible graphics and 3D effect is marvelous ! The online multiplayer is great ! Nothing more to be expected then a good old side scrolling fighting game ! Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2011
    10
    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. Collapse
  4. Jun 1, 2011
    9
    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
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  5. Mar 14, 2013
    8
    If when you think "handheld fighting" you imagine half-assed ports of better games, think again. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is the real deal, featuring a massive number of playable characters and a complete roster of moves.

    Yes, there are less animations, which can be especially disappointing when you're fighting in front of a non-moving, open-mouthed hippo. But even that is easily overlooked in face of how smooth a transition this is.

    The main problems of the game are actually the ones present in every version: uninspired bonus stages (mere rehashes of the SFII original ones, which weren't thrilling to begin with), illustrations featuring grossly exaggerated muscles, a few bad storylines. Of course, these are all details, and none of it is ever going to dampen the sheer amount of fun to be had from the best fighting game to be ever released on a handheld.
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  6. Apr 20, 2011
    8
    Great conversion, but in 3d mode the game only have 30 fps, and the backgrounds doesn´t have animations.

    Great online, but I
    think n3ds could do it better!. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2012
    6
    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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