Excerpt: Capcom have been kind to fans of all things retro in recent years, with the release of various collections, making many an older gamer shed a tear of joy, all in the name of nostalgia. Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is the legendary companies newest retro offering, containing some of the finest 2D fighters ever conceived.
Excerpt: Whether or not you’ll like Street Fighter Alpha Anthology will depend primarily on whether or not you’re a Street Fighter fan. If you’re a fan of fighters chances are you already pretty familiar with the Street Fighter franchise, and if not then you are new enough to the genre that Street Fighter may not appeal to you.
Excerpt: Back in the early 90’s, Capcom was riding on the still extremely high success of its line of Street Fighter II games. They decided to try a new type of fighting game, one with a more anime look and faster, more varied gameplay. This game would eventually become Street Fighter Alpha and its two sequels. The entire Alpha line has been put together in one package with Street Fighter Alpha Anthology .
Conclusion: The games in the Street Fighter Alpha Anthology represent the golden age of arcade fighting games. These token gulping games were fast, fun, and remarkabley well designed. From insane chains of combos, killer moves, and balanced gameplay that bordered on the sublime, Street Fighter Alpha (Zero) was a beautiful series of arcade games. While the games are great, the anthology itself is weak. No flashy menu, no behind the scenes photos or videos, just games.
Pros: These are direct ports (save one) of the arcade Street Fighter Alpha games, Super Gem Fighter MiniMix (aka Pocket Fighter) is a real treat, There are tons of arcade specific modes and options to tweak, These are some of the best Street Fighter games in the series, These are direct ports (save one) of the arcade Street Fighter Alpha games, Super Gem Fighter MiniMix (aka Pocket Fighter) is a real treat, There are tons of arcade specific modes and options to tweak, These...
Cons: The anthology's interface is dull, There are practically no extras or bonuses, Great games, but a bare bones collection, The anthology's interface is dull, There are practically no extras or bonuses, Great games, but a bare bones collection
Summary: Ultimately, Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is a solid package that can be enjoyed by both SF fanatics and SF virgins alike, granted you have the means in which to really enjoy it (read: other people). The many home extras would have been nice, adding a lot to the single player experience, but as it stands, you won't find more polished gameplay in any other 2D fighters, as the SF formula has always provided timeless fun throughout its lifetime.
Excerpt: Ah, Street Fighter. It's been a while since we had a good new one, but like an old friend fallen on hard times, you'll always have the memories of better days. And what better way is there to celebrate the former glories of Capcom's flagship fighting series than to relive them? Street Fighter Alpha Anthology not only represents an excellent opportunity to do just that, but is also one hell of a bargain thanks to its budget price point.
Conclusion: different music and the inclusion of fan favorite Cammy who was first introduced in the later incarnations of Street Fighter 2. Street Fighter Alpha 3 offers the most variety out of all the Alpha games. This is due to its huge roster of characters and new gameplay styles called “Isms.” A-Ism is what you would expect from a normal SFA game; you have a super bar that can be built up to unleash some powerful super moves.
Excerpt: Old school fighting game fans, get your thumbs ready. The Street Fighter Alpha series has been bundled into one convenient package and adapted for the PS2. But is that enough for the classic 2D side-scrolling fighter to grab and hold your interest? The anthology offers a great classic arcade feel, but the gameplay of Street Fighter has been copied enough times over the years that the fighting is, sadly, nothing special anymore.
Pros: ups: classic fighting game action, customizeable options, downloading capabilities