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Street Fighter Alpha -- Capcom

The world has never witnessed such a powerful collection of intense, brutal fighters until now. Capcom's Street Fighter Alpha for the Saturn features twelve classic characters from the Street Fighter story line, each with new special attacks and super combos. Play in Arcade or Versus mode or choose to practice your skills in the all new training mode for perfection of your fiercest moves.

One might go so far as to call this game "Street Fighter All-Stars," and said comment would be very appropriate. Everything I loved about the series is rolled into one. So far, the Saturn version is the best conversion out there by the sheer fact that the controller is laid out better. "Yeah," you say, "But when's the last time I bought a game for control?" Well then get "SFA" because it's a fluidly animated, quick, fighting spectacular that might be the only Street Fighter game for the system. "What about SF:The Movie?"... Your point?

While the nit pickers out there will give you pages of piddly differences between this version and the PlayStation version, personally I thought they were the same (or at the least, same enough for me not to care or notice any differences). I would still rank this game below Darkstalkers in animation quality, and I'm still not all that excited over the static backgrounds... but the gameplay and character animation (oh yeah, the characters in this game are huge)... now that's where the game is at. Gameplay is pretty good in this title and easy to start picking up with only a little practice. Character animation is pretty good, with each character having a good bit of expression available. Music is good, but could have used a bit more refinement. All-in-all, if you're a Street Fighter fan, you should probably pick this one up. Not to mention that I think this game is also the best 2-D fighter for the platform so far as well.

>>>>> 40.0/50 <<<<< Benjamin R.I.P.
Graphics 4.0 4.0
Sound 4.0 4.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 4.5
Longevity/Playability 3.5 4.0
Overall 4.0 4.0
Total 19.5 20.5