Excerpt: Street Fighter Alpha 3 was one of my favourite Playstation games, so I was thrilled to get a hold of a PSP version. Don't be fooled by the sub-subtitle, MAX – the PSP version is practically a perfect port of the PSX version, with little in the way of additions (a character or two).
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!
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.
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!
Summary: For people of a certain age playing Street Fighter II takes them back to a time when they would stand in arcade lines for hours on end. It reminds them of the good old days when 2D brawlers ruled the world and it was all about fireballs, uppercuts, and spinning piledrivers.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX is a very fun and highly addictive fighter that's chockfull of gameplay options. The huge roster of fighters and the solid control scheme easily makes it one of the best portable 2D fighter releases.