Conclusion: It’s an awesome and extensive version of Alpha 3, it’s just a shame it’s so damn difficult to get a super cancel out of it. If you can get around the awkwardness of using the nub this score will seem a little harsh, if not it’s more than fair.
Excerpt: I'll date myself terribly here, but I can remember standing around the Street Fighter cabinet in our little arcade at college, jockeying for position and putting down quarters to try and get a turn. Getting a turn meant getting your @$$ handed to you by the resident expert, whose upset everyone was secretly rooting for. Man, those were the days...
Excerpt: Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is the classic fighting series’ PSP debut and is sure to delight the legions of hardcore Street Fighter fans, who can now get their regular Street Fighter fix on the bus, on the toilet or anywhere they so choose! As an indication of just how popular the series is, bear in mind that the Street Fighter franchise has, to date, sold more than 27 million units worldwide.
Excerpt: The Street Fighter series is as big a part of our gaming history as the
Mario, Sonic, and Pac-Man franchises are. Without Street Fighter, we
probably wouldn’t have Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters, or even Soul
Calibur, Tekken, or Virtua Fighter. Capcom brought on a change in the
genre that was as significant as what Nintendo did with Super Mario
Bros. and the NES. Prior to Capcom’s involvement, the best gamers had
to play was Yie Ar Kung Fu and Karate Champ.
Summary: Forget Darkstalkers, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is the must-own fighting game on the PSP. In many ways this is the best version of the game yet, despite having a few quirks associated with the system's D-pad. If you can get past that you will find a highly rewarding game that is hard to put down! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.