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  • Summary: Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Street Fighter franchise with the ultimate tribute to its arcade legacy in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. This content-rich all-in-one package highlights the series' past in an anthology of 12 classic titles with arcade-perfectCelebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Street Fighter franchise with the ultimate tribute to its arcade legacy in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. This content-rich all-in-one package highlights the series' past in an anthology of 12 classic titles with arcade-perfect balancing including the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III: Third Strike.

    The collection also offers a definitive online experience across four of the included titles; Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Street Fighter players can recreate the classic arcade gaming experience by competing against the CPU whilst waiting for friends in online battles where they can put their fighting skills to the ultimate test. Fans of the series can also enjoy diving into the past 30 years of Street Fighter history with rich character bios, a huge Museum Mode including never before seen art and interactive timeline, and listen to tracks in the Music Player.

    GAMEPLAY FEATURES:

    * Celebrate 30 years of the most iconic fighting game series The hit series with over 39 million units in global sales returns for its 30th anniversary celebration with a compilation of 12 classic arcade titles in one package.
    * Relive the titles that made gaming history Includes the original Street Fighter released in 1987 which introduced two of gaming's most famous heroes, Ryu and Ken. Additionally, the iconic Street Fighter II became the first ever one-on-one video game that gave players a choice of characters, including the debut of the series' strongest female Chun-Li. Street Fighter III continued the core numbered series and was the first game to introduce the parry attack.
    * New gameplay options including online play Players can utilize save states as they progress through the game offline. In addition, players can duke it out online in four classic titles (Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike). In addition to Ranked and Casual Match options, up to four players can join a lobby where they can play against the CPU while waiting for their match. Each title will have their own Global leaderboard and the "rewind" tech ensures low-latency online battles.
    * Hadoken your way down memory lane Revisit historic moments from the series and explore an interactive timeline of events that helped create one of the world's leading fighting game series. View stunning pieces of concept art and uncover little known facts behind each game release.
    * Learn more about fan-favorite characters Scroll through character bios and learn new details about series favorites whilst enjoying sprites and key animations to see how the classic fighters have evolved over time.
    * Remember the tunes! Sit back and enjoy the most memorable Street Fighter tracks from the collection in the Music Player.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 2, 2018
    90
    You may have played them before, but they're still relevant, and being able to play arcade-perfect Street Fighter III: Third Strike, with ranked online play, shouldn't be missed. [Issue#151, p.95]
  2. May 29, 2018
    90
    Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection brings together some of the greatest fighting games of all time - many of which are still top-tier titles today - complete with slick online gameplay and a fully-featured training mode, all for 40 bucks. Though SF30 doesn't quite live up to its potential as a comprehensive historical document, ultimately, The Fight is all that matters. In that regard Capcom, some 30 years later, just scored another K.O. We await your return, warrior.
  3. Jun 8, 2018
    85
    Built mostly for “die-hard” fans of Street Fighter and even more for those fans who grew up playing this collection’s games on the arcades, the 30th Anniversary Collection delivers almost everything it promises: Nostalgia, sweet gameplay and a chance to enjoy 30 years of fighting evolution in one package.
  4. Jun 12, 2018
    82
    s a complete package, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a must-buy for anyone with even the slightest interest in the fighting genre; from shaky beginnings to the behemoth it’s become now, this look back into the series’ storied 2D past treats the franchise with the reverence that it deserves.
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    80
    An interesting step back into the early era of one of the best loved fighting franchises ever - filled with loads of bonus content.
  6. May 29, 2018
    80
    Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a lovely compendium of every single Street Fighter from the arcade original right up to Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Fans of the franchise will really appreciate having so many entries in a single place, and the wealth of customisation options, online modes, and extra content in the museum will go down a real storm.
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    70
    Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is crafted for the fans, first and foremost. It’s a rich and generous game, which only lacks some more options while playing online.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    -12 games total (the largest SF collection ever).

    -4 of them have online capability and training mode: SF2 Hyper Fighting, Super SF2 Turbo,
    -12 games total (the largest SF collection ever).

    -4 of them have online capability and training mode: SF2 Hyper Fighting, Super SF2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike

    -Most of my online matches were great. I even fought someone from Europe from the United States, and it was pretty much perfect. HOWEVER, the ranked matches online don't have filters at the moment, so sometimes you can run into some laggy matches. Lobbies do show connection strength, though. I'd say about 80-85% of my matches so far were fine (PSA: DON'T USE WI-FI FOR ONLINE IN THIS OR ANY FIGHTING GAME, PLEASE! That helps you AND your opponents have better connections) Hopefully, they patch in some more filters (and Capcom is known to adjust SF games after release).

    -Museum has LOTS of cool artwork, historical SF info, character info (did you know Alex is a "NYC pizza connoisseur?), and a music player for all the legendary Street Fighter tunes.

    -Sprite viewer, so you can look at some of the games' beautiful animations in detail

    -SUPER DUPER fast loading times. You can bounce around, in and out of games in seconds. It feels blessed.

    -Button configuration isn't as intuitive as I'd like. By default, the touch pad is the "start button" for the games, not the options button. If you play on a stick that had no touch pad, you'll have to set the "start button" to a separate button. Kind of annoying, but you'll get used to it. Also, there are no PPP or KKK macros, since the games are supposed to be arcade perfect (there were no macros in the arcades!)

    -Has online fight request mode, so you can wait for online matches while playing through arcade mode, just like the old arcade days.

    I've been having a blast so far! Hopefully, they improve the online matchmaking options, as that's my main complaint.

    Put your virtual coin up to say that "I got next", and let's right like gentlemen and ladies (as Dudley so earnestly urges us!)
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  2. May 29, 2018
    9
    worth the buy even if its tough as nails , its got the best games of the series on there . i wish there was slightly more content and the EXworth the buy even if its tough as nails , its got the best games of the series on there . i wish there was slightly more content and the EX series was on here Expand
  3. May 29, 2018
    9
    Finally got to spend some time with the game, I can confirm how it is a fantastic way to play the SF Alpha and SF3 games, which is greatFinally got to spend some time with the game, I can confirm how it is a fantastic way to play the SF Alpha and SF3 games, which is great because those are easily my favorite Street Fighter games and the main reason I bought this collection. The various versions they got of SF2 are faithful to the arcade, the only problem I have with them is how even on the easiest difficulty the computer seems to be very difficult, especially with Super SF2 Turbo which seems to be on some sort of insanity setting. The original game isn't great but it is nice how they included it. Overall the pre-Alpha games in this collection feel like they are just there for nostalgic purposes.

    Luckily SF Alphas and SF3 feel a lot more balanced... well until you face Gill the unbeatable boss in SF3 that is. I think Alpha 3 is probably the best game for trying to beat the arcade mode with. You can adjust the difficulty however you like and turbo speed for the games that support it before you start the games, and after you start a game you have a range of ways to customize the visuals. They did a good job of letting you setup the games how you like.

    The SF3 series is definitely my favorite though. The first SF3 has the best backgrounds of any Street Fighter game IMO, they are all beautifully detailed with a lot of animation and they change with every round. SF3 2'nd impact is probably my all time favorite Street Fighter game, it has the best music and sound out of all of them IMO and the backgrounds look really nice and some also change with the rounds, the fact that it has a lot more characters than the first SF3 gives it some more variety and there are notable additions to the gameplay. SF3 3'rd Strike is the favorite of competitive players, and probably the best game to play online. It has even more characters and even more improvements to the gameplay. I just didn't like the music nearly as much as the first two SF3 games is all, and it feels like it has the worst backgrounds out of all the SF3 games. Still a beautifully made game, just not quite as pleasing to listen to and look at as the earlier games in the series.

    Overall you can't go wrong with this collection if you have any interest in Street Fighter.
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  4. Sep 8, 2018
    8
    One of the better-known franchises of the 90's one-on-one beat-em-up craze, "Street Fighter"'s biggest claim to fame is perhaps itsOne of the better-known franchises of the 90's one-on-one beat-em-up craze, "Street Fighter"'s biggest claim to fame is perhaps its not-so-subtle parody of a certain controversial real life boxer (hint: they changed "Tyson" to "Bison"); one wonders how Capcom dodged a lawsuit with that one.

    That aside, this collection contains "II", "III", and the "Zero" prequel series (with various revisions), and each has its own distinct look and play mechanics; fans of the genre should definitely give this a look, especially since the original hardware and software will no doubt prove elusive today.

    Despite their relative simplicity by today's standards, these 2D fighters possess a certain smooth elegance that the current crop of clunky polygonal entries somehow can't seem to match. Unfortunately the technical finesse required to master these games means they won't be for everyone, but their nostalgia value may interest general gaming historians.

    As always, for fighters we recommend a quality arcade stick; trying to pull off these moves on the Switch (or the PS4's default pad, for that matter) is like trying to swat a fly blindfolded... with a jackhammer. Three and a half stars.
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  5. May 29, 2018
    8
    30 years… Hard to believe one of the most iconic fighting game franchises is 30 years old. I’ve grown up with Street Fighter. Some of my30 years… Hard to believe one of the most iconic fighting game franchises is 30 years old. I’ve grown up with Street Fighter. Some of my favorite memories of childhood were at sleepovers where my friends and I would grind out the night playing Street Fighter to see who was the best. The 30th Anniversary collection isn’t just a series of games, it’s a piece of gaming history and a gift to fans of Street Fighter.

    Offline Mode is great, you can set screen filter between TV, Arcade and None – this will change how the game looks. You can change the fill of the screen and border. The only thing that has bothered me so far has been using the touchpad on PS4 to select menu items.

    There is a good selection of titles to choose from and each game has a nice little write up about it. Single player is fun but more frustrating than I remember. For most people the main offline mode will be training. Training mode does the job, though it feels like an afterthought. I am grateful it is included. I would’ve liked for there to be more options for training mode though.

    I’ve played mostly online and here is what I have found:
    - Online is buggy but NOT broken.
    - Most matches I won resulted in opponent DC
    - No quality filter, so opponent may have slow internet (this was probably about ¼ of the time)
    - There is the ability to rematch, you can select a new character for rematch

    I don’t know if my experience was influenced from busy servers because the game just came out, but I do hope Capcom addresses some of the matchmaking choices they have made. It’s not bad enough to scare me away from the game, but can be frustrating if you face several laggy matches and then the one you’re doing well on your opponent DC.

    Aside from a few hiccups, I think the game is great. It’s awesome to be able to experience the history of the franchise. There’s plenty of content to enjoy from gameplay and concept art to write-ups and promos.

    If you’re a fan of the series, this is a must buy. The content alone is worth it. If you want to pick this up just to grind 3rd Strike online – I would wait a bit and see what Capcom has planned in terms of updates.
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  6. Jun 3, 2018
    6
    The game features a total of 12 Street Fighter iterations, which sounds like a lot on paper, but is really the arcade release of StreetThe game features a total of 12 Street Fighter iterations, which sounds like a lot on paper, but is really the arcade release of Street Fighter, a whopping five variations of Street Fighter II, three releases of Street Fighter III, and all three of the Street Fighter Alpha offerings. Having previously owned nearly every version of Street Fighter II, I can say that I was a bit disappointed to find this being repeated as many times as it is, with only a few minor changes brought to each. I would have much rather the collection included some of the more obscure titles, such as the game based on the lackluster 1995 film, or even one of the Puzzle Fighter releases.

    Each game runs well on the current gen hardware and most offer minor modification options that must be enabled from the main menu, which allows you to change the difficulty, speed, timer, and damage rate. There are no additional modes outside of the standard arcade mode with the option for a second player to play locally by simply pressing start, just like if you were in an arcade back in the 90's. Even on the lowest difficulty, many of the games are uber challenging, as if the game is trying to burn your unneeded quarters. I am by no means new when it comes to the series and am not trying to toot my own horn, but I consider myself to be better than most at the games and still found myself getting pummeled around the half way point of the arcade ladder. I find it a bit ridiculous that the AI can stun you with a simple combo immediately after the fight begins, and you can counter with the exact same move set with less effective results.

    You'd think with 12 games being offered in the complete package, most if not all would offer online play, which is not the case. Capcom selected four of the titles, two versions of Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III for online play, which is offered in ranked, unranked player matches, and battle lobbies. In my time with the collection, only Hyper Street Fighter II has had a sizable amount of players at any given time, with the matchmaking for the other games taking five or more minutes, if ever, to find another player. Many of the recent entries in the series offered an option to basically allow the second player slot to be filled with a challenger while competing in the arcade version against the CPU, which is in place here, but is limited to ranked play and can only be matched with the same game you begin with. Sadly, I was unable to find a match using this method in most of the games offered prior to either giving up due to the horrendously overpowered AI or beating the arcade mode during peak time, which shows this game’s online community is already dead, a week after launch. The option to set this up from the main menu which was incorporated in Street Fighter V would have been a welcome inclusion to this collection.

    While it is fun to check out the different versions of the original arcade games, the overabundance of the second game in the series with its minor changes makes it feel as if it's a cash grab. A mode that would have allowed you to challenge others with a combined roster of all of the different versions of the games’ characters, similar to what Mortal Kombat Trilogy offered, would have been another highlight that feels yet again like a missed opportunity. I would have enjoyed seeing how Street Fighter Alpha's Ryu would have stood against the Street Fighter II version of Sagat.

    The only thing that the collection offers in the form of a retrospective is the option to visit the museum, which is the only true "extra" available. You can view each fighter’s backstory, as well as compare the animations between all of the games in the collection the character was featured. I probably experienced the truest form of nostalgia when toggling between the various versions of characters I grew up with, seeing just how far Ryu, Ken and Dhalsim came visually.

    The titles each run well, with fluid animations that take you back to the golden days of the local arcade. I found some of the different versions’ controls to be a bit unresponsive or laggy, even when using a wired fight pad. This is a bit unacceptable, considering the move set rarely changes between the games when you are dealing with staple characters who are in each and every version in the collection.

    While the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection shows just how far we've come since the series launched before many of today's gamers were even born, it isn't necessarily a place we want to visit. If you're new to the world of Street Fighter, this is a great place to start, especially if you were never fortunate enough to play the original versions in the arcade (or one of the many other re-releases). Veteran players would be better suited to dusting off the original versions or simply popping in Street Fighter V.
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  7. Jul 2, 2018
    0
    Bare bones arcade ports with input lag issues and poorly implemented practice mode.

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