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  • Summary: Bringing together an all encompassing fighting title, this collection is comprised of "Hyper Street Fighter II," a blend of the previous Street Fighter II editions which will incorporate the character variations and features found throughout the series, and the arcadesmash hit "Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike." Rather than simply including conversions of the five entries in the series: Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo, "Hyper Street Fighter II" lets you mix and match characters from the different versions for a plethora of different match-ups and replayability. "Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike" offers a total of 19 different playable characters, each with their own special ability including Makoto, a Karate expert from Japan; Q, a mysterious entity with no explanation of his existence; Twelve, a humanoid weapon developed to follow orders and destroy upon command; and Remy, a Frenchman who is seeking to ease his grief through revenge. Chun Li, the famous martial arts expert, is selectable at the beginning. [Capcom] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. 100
    Thankfully, Capcom included a near-perfect arcade port of "Street Fighter III", a fighting game as unsung as it is flawless. [Oct 2004, p.82]
  2. It would have been nice to make the collection more complete by adding the first two versions of "Street Fighter III."
  3. No other 2D fighter offers the same weirdly perfect blend of tight controls, intuitive moves, and lovable characters. [Sept 2004, p.105]
  4. The gameplay remains top notch, and the graphics and sound are vintage Street Fighter. Dig in and get your Shoryuken on.
  5. 80
    Even with the disappointing lack of online play and the utterly unsurprising graphics issues, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection's two superb fighters offer enough outstanding gameplay to keep you cracking skulls and throwing fireballs for a long time to come.
  6. 75
    While every part of this package is well made and fun, there's not much new -- no online to spice things up, no new graphical upgrades, and a movie that's many years old. But we suppose that's the point -- this is a way to celebrate the series being around for 15 years, and at that, Anniversary Collection does a good job.
  7. It’s probably Capcom’s most disappointing offering to the fighting game genre since 1997’s dismal "Street Fighter Collection."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 9