Street Fighter Alpha 3: A Huge Mix of Previous Street Fighter Games!

Street Fighter Alpha 3 in itself happens to be a huge mix of Street Fighter II series and the Street Fighter Alpha series.  Just in case you didn't know this, Street Fighter Alpha is a prequel series to Street Fighter II in spite of having an advanced fighting engine.  Street Fighter Alpha 3 (especially the home version) is a huge return to much of the previous games along with new characters.  In Street Fighter Alpha 3 home versions, Guile is an unlockable character and so is Evil Ryu, which Guile belonged to the Street Fighter II series.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 itself is a huge mix of Street Fighter II series and Street Fighter Alpha series for these reasons:

1.) Since Street Fighter Alpha 3 allows you to play with both X-Ism and A-Ism (V-Ism is the custom combo mode), you get a bit of Street Fighter Alpha AND Super Street Fighter Fighter II Turbo.  X-Ism is a one level super meter that allows fighters to do only ONE super move and play much like their Super Street Fighter II Turbo counterparts for those who also appeared in that cast.  A-Ism is basically Street Fighter Alpha's fighting system.  The new system called V-Ism allows you to do Custom Combos in place of Super Combos.

2.) Another thing you might realize is that at the beginning, you will notice ALL the characters of Street Fighter Alpha 1-2 and Super Street Fighter II Turbo are present if you play the home version of the game in contrast to the Arcade Version.  You may have had new characters like R. Mika, Karin and Cody but you cannot deny you have the full cast of Street Fighter Alpha 1 and 2 and most of Super Street Fighter II Turbo returning like Cammy, Fei Long, Balrog (Mike Bison in Japan), Vega (Balrog in Japan), Dee Jay and Guile as a complete part of the home console roster.  Evil Ryu was also in updated versions of Street Fighter Alpha 2.

3.) Some moves from the classic Street Fighter II series make a comeback due to X-Ism.  X-Ism Chun Li (though she has no Kikouken for some reason) uses her Spinning Bird Kick (which makes a return in Street Fighter 4 series), Ryu has his red fireball move (spam worthy), General Bison (General Vega in Japan) uses a psycho crusher as a regular move in contrast to it being a damaging super in A-Ism and Dhalsim's X-Ism Yoga Inferno is very much like the hard to connect one in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.


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