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  • Summary: The collection features direct arcade conversions of Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha2 Gold and Street Fighter Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, the "pint-sized" Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (alsoThe collection features direct arcade conversions of Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha2 Gold and Street Fighter Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, the "pint-sized" Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (also released on consoles as Pocket Fighter), is included which brings the total to five action packed games on one disc. All titles in the collection feature three core gameplay options. Arcade mode pits competitors against a series of CPU controlled opponents in order to beat the game. Versus mode allows two players to choose among the cast of characters for intense head-to-head battles. Fighters can practice special moves and combos to hone their skills in the training mode. Additionally, all four Alpha titles feature survival mode as well as a dramatic battle mode which allows 2-on-1 tag team matches. Street Fighter Alpha brings together a cast of 13 characters from the collective Street Fighter universe. The series’ inaugural title introduces super combos and alpha counters to add a new dimension to fighting. Street Fighter Alpha 2 ups the ante with 18 fighters and several new options including high and low Alpha counters as well as more moves and combos for each character. In addition, the second title launches the Custom Combo system which lets players use up a super meter to perform devastating multi-hit combos. [Capcom] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. So finally, after all these years, we have a gameplay-perfect home version of Alpha 3....and you even get every previous game in the series for free. [May 2006, p.44]
  2. Unless you're totally averse to 2-D graphics, you definitely need to add Street Fighter Alpha Anthology to your game library.
  3. Despite the lack of any real innovation and a couple of missing specific features, Capcom has put together a solid package here in Street Fighter Alpha Anthology.
  4. It’s accessible to players of all skill levels, and Hyper Street Fighter Alpha adds something that even veterans who own the SNES and PS1 classics will want to check out.
  5. To put it simply, Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is what you would expect; a complete, comprehensive presentation of the Street Fighter Alpha series. In other words, it will give you some good fighting times, while never representing either the best or the worst of Capcom's work in the genre.
  6. Just an all-around great collection, and fighting fans should be thrilled that Capcom was willing to give these great fighting games the treatment that they deserve. [Aug 2006, p.75]
  7. The Alpha titles offer a dramatic battle setting which pits two against one and a survival mode, where a character fights battle after battle until he or she dies. Fun times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JuanG.
    Aug 8, 2006
    10
    For people who ages are between 25 and 35 this game will bring back memories of the arcades. Fighter fans, you will love this game.
  2. ManuelE.
    Jun 9, 2006
    10
    this are the collecting of the best fight them ups ever created.
  3. Sven
    Jun 21, 2006
    8
    You gotta love that Dragon Punch!
  4. JohnnyGoodwin
    Mar 15, 2008
    1
    I love this game, but since arcades are a dying breed there's no longer any head to head human competition. Thats what made this game soI love this game, but since arcades are a dying breed there's no longer any head to head human competition. Thats what made this game so popular. The omission of online game for the playstaytion 2 series renders this game totally useless, Thus my rating of a 1. Just one more in the series collecting dust. Expand