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Street Fighter Alpha 3

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Street Fighter Alpha 3
(SFA3)
SFA3 Cover Art.jpg
Developers

Capcom

Systems

Arcade CPS-II
JP: 29/06/1998
AMN: 29/06/1998

PlayStation
JP: 23/12/1998
AMN: 30/04/1999
EUR: 27/10/2000
Sega Dreamcast
JPN:08/07/1999
AMN:31/05/2000
EUR:29/09/2000
Sega Saturn
JP: 06/08/1999
GBA (Upper)
JPN: 21/09/2001
EUR: 29/11/2002
AMN: 01/12/2002
PSP
JPN: 19/01/2006
AMN: 07/02/2006
EUR: 10/03/2006
AUS: 2006
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology
PlayStation 2
JP: May 25, 2006
NA: June 13, 2006
AU: June 30, 2006
EU: July 7, 2006
SF30th Anniversary Collection
Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4,
Windows PC, Xbox One
NA: 29 May 2018
EU: 29 May 2018
AU: 29 May 2018
JP: 25 October 2018
Online Play

PC: Fightcade (Rollback)

Player Resources

Fightcade Official Website

Community Channels

Discord


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Introduction

The third installment in the Street Fighter Alpha series from Capcom. Released in arcades in 1998 and taking place in the story one year after the end of Street Fighter Alpha 2, SFA3 features a new combo system, a mode-based Super Combo system, and a massive roster of characters (along with minor tweaks such as Air Recovery and a new way to throw). Faces such as Blanka and Vega returned along with 3 new characters (Karin, Cody, and R. Mika). Bison once again takes his place at the top of the ladder as the game's final boss.

The game made its way to home consoles in 1999 (first on the Sony Playstation then to Sega's Saturn and Dreamcast thereafter) where Capcom enhanced the game with more characters (bringing in Fei-Long, Dee-Jay, T. Hawk, and Guile as well as an "Evil" version of Ryu with some extra moves; which made a complete roster of characters from both the Street Fighter Alpha series and the Street Fighter II series (circa Super Street Fighter II Turbo)). In addition, Capcom also devised a mode called "World Tour" which could be described as a "Quest" mode of sorts. The player could take a character and compete in various challenges while they built up their stats (the mode was modified for the Dreamcast). Another mode of interest was Dramatic Battle, in which two characters could fight against one opponent.

In 2002, Capcom released the game on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance as "Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper". This version is the first of two portable releases for this game so far. The Game Boy Advance version took out the World Tour mode but retained the other modes. It also took out many stages and music but in exchange, introduced 3 characters from "Capcom vs. SNK 2" (Yun, Maki, and Eagle). Then, in 2006, Capcom released "Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX" for the Sony Playstation Portable. This 2nd portable release brought back the World Tour mode as well as introduced one new character in addition to the 3 added for the "Upper" version (Ingrid from Capcom Fighting Evolution). By and far, the most complete version, the PSP version of the game features everything from all the console versions before it (including the Dreamcast-modified World Tour mode) and includes wireless play for local matches.

In June of 2006, Capcom released the "Street Fighter Alpha Anthology" for the Sony Playstation 2, which featured arcade perfect renditions of Street Fighter Alpha, Alpha 2, Alpha 2 Gold (a Japan-only game that was released on the Saturn and Playstation as part of the Street Fighter Collection), and Alpha 3. This PS2 release marks the seventh release of the game, but the first arcade accurate one.



Game Navigation

General
Controls
Notation
HUD
Glossary
System
FAQ
Characters
Adon
Akuma
Balrog
Birdie
Blanka
Cammy
Charlie
Chun-Li
Cody
Dan
Dhalsim
E. Honda
Gen
Guy
Juli
Juni
Karin
Ken
M. Bison
R. Mika
Rolento
Rose
Ryu
Sagat
Sakura
Sodom
Vega
Zangief
Home/Handheld Exclusive
Dee Jay
Eagle
Evil Ryu
Fei Long
Guile
Ingrid
Maki
T. Hawk
Yun