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6:49 PM on 03.08.2008

Sega is Still showing the Dreamcast love

Over on Kotaku I saw the news break and wanted to break it here before anyone else did.
Since I've established I'm a sega freak so here it be.

http://www.seganerds.com/2008/03/08/sega-japan-still-showing-dreamcast-support-in-2008/#more-3816

I have 2 dreamcasts 1 dead and universal 1 half working and not quite region free. Hmmmmm. I loveith my Dreamcast and I can't belive it's been 10 years since the stupidly named console was unleashed. Seems that consoles with Dumb names are the ones people belove the most. Dreamcast XBOX 360 (pretty stupid name if you think about it) Wii, Wonderswan (it does have a following right?

Yeah.

Well 10 years of one of the greatest consoles ever made.   read


6:31 PM on 03.07.2008

Annoyedness: Component switch boxes are GARBAGE

FINALLY I can enjoy all my consoles in the best resolution possible...or so I thought. I have Monster cables for 3 consoles, S Video for the SNES. A component for the PS2 and the one that came in Today for my original XBOX I have the standard cables for Gamecube and 360 though at some point I'd like to upgrade the 360 to a monster cable too.

Now also I got the PS2 nights but I couldn't play right off the bat becuase of the mess in my room. See I had trouble fitting the cable into my switch box so I had to disassemble everything while I was at it I figured I'd take care of the cord tangle as well so I took EVERYTHING out and also rearranged my set up. An hour later everything was neat now time to hook everything up. Signal for 360, Fine XBOX nothing, PS2, Nothing Gamecube, Nothing I checked the cables again nothing....then I put each cable in 1 by 1 and I set up my XBOX for HD. PS2 is fine cube is fine....my selector box was dead.

now the moral to be learned from all this. RCA and Pelican switch boxes are garbage. For now I'm confined to just my 360 becuase I don't want to risk damage to my TV or the cables by yanking them in and out when ever I want to play something.

So my Nights Dreampack sits and waits. Waits for me to get a switch box that doesn't suck.

Suggestions?   read


11:25 AM on 03.07.2008

Alternate Universetoid: The Saturn 2

Ok this entry is taking you into an alternate universe. One where the Playstation failed, Everybody hated pokemon and as a result Nintendo almost goes bankrupt. The XBOX still existed but nobody cared.

Now you might get confused the Playstation failed in this timeline so many games for it never game out or made it stateside also since Mega Man X5 and X6 were on PS1 they never existed either so in this time X5 is X7 and X8 is X6. Also Final Fantasy VII never made it stateside in this timeline either so X is IV. and so on.

Also hard as it is to accept the Dreamcast doesn't exist in this timeline either.

Ok step through the portal and enjoy.


Looking back on The Saturn 2
March 7th AC 15




Many people thought with the iffy launch of the Saturn. Every one thought that walkman maker Sony was going to be the new king of Gaming. However with high falure rates and few games at launch the Playstation failed. Sony soon pulled out of the Market. It was Nintendo VS Sega All over again. The Saturn flourished as Gamers were intrigued by Games like Nights and the AMAZING Sonic Xtreme. The Virtua Fighter Series took over the world and Pai and Lau Cosplays became common place as Anime Conventions grew in popularity. Meenwhile Nintendo Struggled Nintendo thought they could create a new Franchise, Called Pokemon these extremely boring RPGs Had your trainer wander around aimlessly collecting these ulgy creatures and then having them battle. It was a stupid premise and Nintendo pushing it as the next big thing led to their downfall. Who really throught an RPG about collecting "Pocket Monsters" was going to catch on. The tie in Anime was silly as well and bombed in the raitings. Coupled with multiple versions of it's Gameboy and an Uninspired 3d Mario Game Nintendo Lost tons of money and the follow up the Gamecube only helped to shape Nintendo as a 3rd party developer. Microsoft Also tried it's hands at console making. But few found a generic Sci Fi FPS about Relgious fanatic Aliens
and some boring ass green armored space marine to be all the endearing. With Halo a falure and DOA fans begging tecmo to bring it back to Sega. Microsoft had nothing and even the bottomless pit of money had to pull the plug. What with all the pressure on them trying to Make Windows ME the most stable OS ever created and all they couldn't afford to make a console and Maintain the greatness that was Windows ME.

So with that the Saturn 2 Reigned supreme Ken Kutaragi from Sony jumped to Sega after the Playstation Failed and helped Sega build the Saturn 2. Like the Saturn it was quite difficult to develop for but developers decided it was best to stick with Sega as by now they saw Nintendo as a sinking ship. Soon the Games would Trinkle in. Virtua Fighter 4 wowed gamers and 4 Evolution it's follow up amazed. Fighting Fans were in for a bigger treat when Guilty Gear X and X2 hit the system as well as a collection from one of the Saturn's best
the Street Fighter Alpha Anthology. Street Fighter III never got a Home port but 3rd strike
the 3rd arcade version hit the Saturn 2 with some degree of success as well as Hyper Street Fighter II. SNK also started to port most of

Fighters weren't all Sega had up their sleeves. Final Fantasy the obscure yet popular RPG series which has 12 installments in Japan finally returned to the US with Final Fantasy IV (Number 10 in Japan) and Final Fantasy V (which in Japan was 12) Star Ocean also made it's US debut along with Persona which was actually the 3rd installment in that series.

Mega Man Fans were shocked to see X in 3d with Mega Man X5 A strange Hybird 2d and 3d Game. It's Sequel X8 went 3d but stuck with 2d Gameplay. Sonic's 2nd 3d Romp since Sonic Xtreme hit with Sonic Heroes it's unique gameplay dynamic went overwell but it's Follow up a Game starring secondary character Shadow didn't do as well. Shinobi returned with a decent but Flawed 3d romp and it's follow up Kunoichi fared a little better. Sega Also reissued an enhanced Virtual On and a Sequel Virtual on Mars also made it out. A very unique Brawler/RPG Hybird came out as well called Yakuza it was a very interesting look into the Japanese Underworld.

God Of War and it's Sequel also hit Sega's monster as finally video games had nudity to go with all that blood. Though Breif the Sex scenes in the 2 God of War games changed the way games were made.

The Music Game Fad came and went. Konami's Dance Dance Revolution was fun at first but leg cramps and a few heart attacks later Konami stopped the music. Frequency and Amplitude were far more successful however the follow up Guitar Hero was a miserable MISERABLE falure. Soon developers realized if we want to make music we'll just actually buy insturments and do it our selves and the Music Game fad fadded away.

Another huge Falure was Rockstar Games' confusing Grand Theft Auto III. Players felt that GTA III for short took away everything that made the original 2d top down games fun. The Freeform gameplay and cartoony shock value didn't go over very well.

The Saturn 3 has been out for about a year now and it's had a slow start with games final starting to trinkle in. However Sega hasn't forgotten about it's fans who haven't made the switch and Many remake titles are hitting the system, Nights Deluxe, Black Belt 2, Virtua Fighter 2 Plus and many other under the Sega ages label. It's a good time to be a Sega fan and keep an Eye on the Saturn 3, It's going to do some amazing things.   read


8:55 AM on 03.07.2008

Your Favorite boss battles and a few more of mine

This might be a trend I don't know we'll see how this goes over. But based on your feed back from last night's Boss battle entry I complied

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Kefka Final Fantasy VI

Hey wanna see something somebody pointed out on Game FAQs?

Ok

Kefka




Jansen (far right for those who haven't played LO)



Hmmmmmmm

and Pretty much every battle in Lost Oddessy is Epic. Since they take so freakin long and they're random Still love that game.

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Deus in Xenogears

YAY for music from the FINAL BATTLE RPG BIN. I Freakin Love Xenogears' soundtrack in fact I own it. But not the Game. I want it God knows I want it. My Cousin and I played through most of disc one back when it came out 9 years ago. I used to know the story inside and out and it's by far one of the best RPG stories ever. Not this Emo shit that's in the Majority of RPGs (including my currant fave Lost Oddessy)

System shock 2
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Hmmm I sure can see why many people talk about how Bioshock is the successor to System Shock. I wish I had known about System shock back in the day. Becuase
Cyber Punk>whatever punk Bioshock is. I love Bioshock and all but Like I said I'm a huge
dork when it comes to Cyber Punk. Anywho I guess Glados is like SHODAN on prozac. From what I've gathered about both. I still need to play Portal and now I gotta try out system shock 1 and 2.

Mega man 3

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Every Wily Boss battle from 4 on would pretty much just be him doing the reappear disappear act. Whoever made this videos.....DID IT WRONG XD. For the first Wily
I get on the Rush Jets and blast the shit out of him. Then for the 2nd form Shadow Blade then I go for the 1 hit kill with the Top Spin.

Mega man 3 is the only Original series game I can beat with out the aid of an Emulator or cheats. I went back to the old MM games a few weeks ago when I had nothing else to play and it was like I was 9 again. I really miss the original series and I wish Capcom would learn that the Original Series needs closure. We know Dr Wily built Zero and X wasn't finished until after Zero was. But what happened then Did Zero kill Mega Man and Bass did Zero Rebel against his creator like Bass did? We want some answers dammit.   read


11:58 PM on 03.06.2008

My Favorite EPIC final Boss battles

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Castlevania III

As a Kid I remember the 3 forms of Dracula being quite Epic and Wow inducing. To this day I still look back in awe of it.

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Mega Man X4

2 bosses at once and this is only the 2nd half! One of the best mega man boss fights of all time.

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Marvel VS Capcom 2

From Apocalpyse in Xmen VS Street Fighter to Cyber Gouki in MSH VS SF to Onslaught in MVC1 the VS series has had no shortage of epic battles but the SIZE of Abyss' final form is amazing Not really a hard battle (if you hit that orb constantly you're good) But the epicness is not to be ignored.


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Rez

I can only get up to the 4th form but This is one epic ass final boss battle and it's as intense as Boss battles get. The final stage in Rez it self is epic and the Narrative sets the Cyber Punk Geek with in a blaze. No other boss battle can top this one.

Oh and Eden would totally make GlaDOS it's bitch. Thank you   read


11:49 AM on 03.06.2008

Why Fans of the Old Sega should own a 360 (Part 2)

About an Hour Ago I posted part 1. Due to some BB Code Errors I had to cut it short

Anyways here's part 2 and this is where I really get into the meat of why the 360 is the Dreamcast 2.

Case 7
Senko No Ronde



G Rev had 2 post Mortem Dreamcast games Both being quite rare and expensive now. Border Down and the Zero Gunner rip-off Under Defeat. Senko no Ronde isn't your typical shmup. It's as though Free whare shmup warning forever had sex with Virtual on. The Result is a fantasically different genre bending game that has the True Sega outside the box feel.
In arcades this was released on the Naomi board which makes it even clearer this would've
been bound for Sega Hardware. One of the best 360 games you're not playing.

[b]Case 8
Virtua Fighter 5[/b]



VF 5 is probably the best looking and Animated 3d fighter out now. On the 360 it's online and lag free too (what's that AM2 said about VF not being doable online) I called for it MONTHS MONTHS before it was official. This is based on the most recent version of the Arcade game so you get all the extras plus some DLC as well. The Game is right at home on 360 I always felt dirty playing VF4 on my PS2. Very Dirty

[b]Case 9
Guilty Gear XX #reload[/b]



Ahhhhhh Backwards compatibility the best case in helping me explain the 360's Dreamcast 2ness. Word has it this will soon be downloadable as an XBOX original. #reload is the best and most refined install ment of the Guilty Gear X series Before Arc Sys messed too much with a good thing. As many of you know Guilty Gear X was on Dreamcast and that was the best version. #reload is a real 2d Fighter fan's treat.

[b]Case 10
Soul Calibur II and IV[/b]




It's pretty much required of you to have Soul Calibur if you have a Dreamcast. Now Soul Calibur II is BC on 360 (with UGH Spawn yeah cube version had the cool exclusive) With everything intact It is truely more refined than the original Soul Calibur and brings the extra weapon feature back from Soul Edge.

Soul Calibur III was a Rush Job and probably the worst in the Series. IV looks to go back to what worked. The only good Part about III the Create a character mode will return (and hopefully be more customizeable) Yoda for some reason joins the Frey as well. It's too early to tell if IV will be as good as I and II but I'm pretty sure it'll be better than III

[b]Case 11
Panzer Dragoon Orta[/b]



Orta was a truely stunning game. Easly one of if not THE BEST looking game on the Original XBOX. It's a No brainer THIS would've been on the Dreamcast or a sega made follow up. One warning. SOME OF the extra content doesn't work on the 360. I have yet to unlock said content so I can't confirm this. Also, This will be heading to a 360 near you in the form of an XBOX originals download.

[b]Case 12
JSRF[/b]



Another XBOX Original that's BC on 360. An amazing game as well. With it's funky vibe from the music to the cast. Some really colorful and stylish back drops... Hell the whole game is style it's like Shibuya in game form. Same Deal as the Dreamcast game. Tag everything run from the Popo. Tag other gangs and compete in random races for no real reason then take down the MAN.

[b]Case 13
Shenmue 2[/b]



AM2's unfinished Symphony. They refuse to throw us a Bone. I mean can we at least have the Chiumin and Ryo show up in Virtua Fighter or something COME ON! Either way unresolved ending (spolier Shenmue is a Tree and we get some Indiana Jones shit before the game ends abruptly) aside it's a great play and there are some classic Sega games within as well.

[b]Case 14
Outrun 2 and OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast [/b]



Pure sega goodness. Sega's oldest Arcade Racer's sequel is playable on the 360 (and I THINK it's upgrade as well) I might even go so far to say it plays BETTER than it did on XBOX. All the classic Outrun tunes are there Splash wave, Magical Sound Shower and
Passing Breeze are all there plus the new Classic Life was a bore and a few others. Add in online and bam, another Sega experience for your 360.

[b]Case 15
Downloadable Sega Classics.[/b]

I confess I was grasping for straws here. Sega Soccer slam, The DOA Series, Sega GT are all on or BC with the 360 as well as Sonic Mega Collection. But I cose the Sega Museum series on XBLA because it's just a nice nostoga trip and you're forced to play some Sega classics with out those cheats you grew up with some might be like "To well with that. But I don't mind a good challenge.

Other points I could include are how the Dreamcast and 360 Dpads both suck, how both consoles Came in White and Black with limited edition varients as well. How the system before it was black and friggin huge. And so on.

BUT Sega fans. The 360 isn't the ONLY system that you should have as a Sega fan. Next time I'll look at a system that might as well be called Saturn 2......   read


9:22 AM on 03.06.2008

The Dreamcast 2 has been with us All along: Why Fans of the Old Sega should own a 360 (Part 1)

I noticed something among the Wii and PS3 in their Designs. Basically they're consolized versions of the DS and PSP. The interface on both are very simular to their portable Counterparts and both can interact with said portables.

But the XBOX360. Hmm there's just something about it. Some that screams SEGA. I got that vibe that the Orignal XBOX was picking up where the Dreamcast left off. With all it's fighters and some very unique games in it's own right plus all the good post Dreamcast Sega games seemed to end up on the XBOX while the Gamecube got a few mostly the cutesier and the PS2 got mostly shit...and Virtua Fighter.

Last Gen Became Next Gen and Next Gen is our Current Gen. The 360 is really shaping up to be the Sega fan's true home. Only the fattest nerdiest Oozing with pimple pus anti Microsoft wapanese nerd would disagree that the XBOX is the Refuge for the fan of Old School Sega. Sega when it was Good. Sega when they thought outside the box and made some of the most unique and fun games around. So This Morning I'm gonna Look at some games that really help my argument that the 360 is in fact in a good way the Dreamcast 2.

Case 1
Sega Rally Revo



Sega Rally 2 helped define the Dreamcast as the home for great arcade racers. Rally Revo isn't really that great actually. I mean what I played of it was solid but it lacked the polish.
Something alot of Sega Games lack these days. None the Less it's decent enough to invoke memories of the Dreamcast classic.

Case 2
[b][i]Sonic 2006
[/i][/b]



Sonic Adventure 3 to some. A step in the right direction to others and to most gamers a heaping pile of horse shit. I'm in the Minority of People of people who actually like this game. I do consider Crisis City to be one of the greatest Sonic levels of all time (at least when you're playing as Sonic) actually.....I'm listening to the BGM for it now while I type this. It has it's glaring flaws but it was a step in the right direction. While Sonic games continue to flood from post mortem Sega we haven't seen an actual Console adventure from the little blue Whorehog in awhile. I think Sega is learning from the mistakes made here and the next time we see console sonic we'll see a sonic game that Most people agree.....doesn't suck. This is a Greatest hits title now on 360 and I do suggest picking it up even with it's flaws it's still a really really fun ass game.

Case 3
[i]Red HD
[/i]



Well here we have an ACTUAL Dreamcast game on the 360 in the form of an XBLA download. I just got the full version an Hour ago when I was inspired to do this piece.
Unlike the previous two it's not a case of old sega classics made by people who didn't make the originals. This WAS made by the Genius behind the original. Interviews with Mizuguchi-san stated this version of Rez was the game he always intended. In HD Widescreen. Now I have the PS2 Version and it looks great in stretched wide screen of course there are still jaggies and the PS2 Version just I dunno seems choppy. The Vibration was strong though. The 360 controller does a good job and 4 controllers being used for trance vibration is like the best thing ever. Get the 800 points and download what I consider the True version of Rez.

Case 4
Ikaruga



Rabidly insane fanboys are going to call for my head for saying this. But the Most overrated shmup of all time is on it's way to XBLA. Now also before you call for my head I should also say I own this game 3 times over. On Dreamcast, On Gamecube and a Burn that includes other Dreamcast shmups. From what I understand this will be the Exact same game it was on Dreamcast and not the slightly gimped Gamecube Version.

[b]Case 5
Trigger Heart[/b]



Another actual Dreamcast game. With Music right out of the "generic shmup ost bin" I beat this last night and It's a solid bullet hell shmup. I have this on dreamcast on the same burn Ikaruga is on. It's absolutely gorgous on 360 with a smoother frame rate than the Dreamcast version and a few flaws fixed as well. Dreamcast was Shmup Heaven and this one of a few examples as to why I think the 360 might match it.

[b]Case 6
Omega 5[/b]



Wait WHAT? This isn't even a Sega nor a Sega related 3rd party game not only that it wasn't even on the Dreamcast to begin with. Well yeah but there's no doubt this game would be on Sega Hardware if Sega hardware still exist. It just oozes that Sega charm and reminds me of the Psikyo shmup Sol divide, Which saw a Saturn Port. While it features the most annoying new feature in Shmupping, the Dual Analog control it's challenging it's fun and it's freaking gorgeous. Something any Sega fan will appreciate.

Well that's part one. Part 2 will come later when I figure out why these photos aren't uploading proper. Expect a few edits to this and Part 2 to come later today

Part 2 we'll look at what's BC on 360 and a few other games I left out because I had to end this early   read


8:15 AM on 03.05.2008

Preserving Future Classics: Live Arcade and PSN games

Face it the 360 isn't the most stable system on Earth. I've already been through one and while my 2nd Unit which was manufactured last August has been chugging nicely I have had instances where it's freezed on me and I may have to send that back to Texas as well.

Ye Olde Red ring may not be as much of a problem now as it was a year ago with improved 360 hardware and an shrinking failure rate. The PS3 isn't problem free either. When I dropped off my Rock Band guitar the guy behind counter said "Is that one of those video game guitar things" I said Yes. He replied by saying that they had been sending a ton of them back and of course they get alot of XBOX 360s BUT he also said they're starting to send alot of PS3s back too. PS3s? Dying? Yep. I suspect PS3 failure is more a user issue than a Sony one. The thing gets really hot you stick it in a confined space. The Giant space heater that is the PS3 heats up the heat has now where to go and BAM the PS3 is nothing more than a Bun steamer. But who knows maybe some Blu Ray drives are pooping out we don't know. Since there aren't enough PS3s floating around and everyone who is running a pirated version of windows is bent on ruining the 360 aren't saying "something happened to my PS3" we don't know how wide spread that problem might be.

None the less these two systems have A TON of Downloadable games. The 360 in particular. Years from now what's going to happen to Future classics like Omega 5 and Every Extend Extra and Over on the PS3 Every Day Shooter and uh.....Every day Shooter. Not just that what about all the DLC that makes an average game great? Rock band would only be an average game with out all the DLC for it. What's going to happen when Microsoft moves on from the XBOX 360 to the Nextnextbox? Same with PS4 assuming there will be one. Will we just stick the Hard drives from our old systems in the new ones? We couldn't do that from XBOX to XBOX 360 with out alittle help from 3rd parties. Lets hope next time we can transfer our stuff.

But that's the question now, How do we preserve our future classics that only exist in Cyberspace as a series of 0s and 1s? Many of the 360s best games are Live Arcade games
(and I also forgot to say these games lock to the 360 they were downloaded on causing more possible problems) What's going to happen to them when one day there are only 3 working 360s left in the world?

We need to preserve our games. Emulation has served well to preserve past 16 big classics and CD/DVD burners have helped to preserve the Modern day classics But what will we do as more and more content is downloadable?

As a side note did you know many of Sega's classics can't be remade? Becasue Sega had such poor management in the Saturn and Dreamcast days Discs of Code for many classics were just thrown out legend has it Panzer Dragoon Saga was one of them. We know how expensive that game can get too.

This is why we need to figure out how to preserve our DLC. Our favorite Live Arcade and PSN games are just 1 idiot exec or hard drive falure away from being lost for ever.

How do we do it though?   read


12:24 PM on 03.04.2008

Street Fighter Alpha 3 which version is the best?

There are many version of Capcom's Classic Alpha 3. SFA3 Arcade, SFA 3 PS1, the Rare SFA 3 Saturn said by some to be the best, The Dreamcast SFA, PSP SFA 3 and Alpha Anthology SFA3
Which flavor of Alpha is the best? Well I have my opinion on the matter.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 to many was what Street Fighter 3 should have been. It expanded on much of what made Street Fighter so Great to begin with. Newbie characters like Rose, and later R Mika were embrached with open arms and Sakura because just as iconic as the Original 16.

The Alpha series didn't suffer SF IIits until 3 it was teased with the Slightly enhanced Alpha 2 gold (dash in Japan) which was only released on consoles in the US. Alpha 3 has about 3 varients, The Arcade Version which had the most limited roster of them all. A ton of characters were added in the home ports (sound famular?) and 2 variants on the home front.

If It was not for the LONG and I mean LONG load times. I'd consider the Playstation version of Alpha 3 to be the best. According to Wiki this version uses Polygons as hit boxes so that the animation could be mostly left intact. The Real star of the Playstation version however is the world tour mode. Not only do you unlock skills here but also characters. Again Like I siad if it wasn't for the long ass load times this would be my choice.

The Saturn Version I never played for 2 reasons. one Because it requires a saturn. and 2 because it requires a Saturn. Which I don't have. Many purists Swear this beast which requires the Saturn's 4mb expansion swear this is the best version. If what I hear is true it's basicaly the Dreamcast game minus the Saikyo Dojo and Online score share functions. Besides that I can't comment much on on since I never played it. I want to though becuase I've played through the Dreamcast version with a Saturn pad.

In my opinion the most complete purest form of SFA3 is the Dreamcast version. World tour is there Dramtic mode (which I THINK if I remember right is only unlockable on the PS1 version) You got your Saikyo Dojo mode. your 3 isms plus Classic, Saikyo, Mazi and one other mode I can't recall on top of your isms (A feature also present in other version if I recall right) I don't like world tour in the Dreamcast as much The Map Screen is nowhere near as colorful as it is on the PS1 version and you don't have as much freedom the progression is very linear where it's more open on the PS1. But the fact there're NO load times a complete roster and importing your broken World Tour Fighters make this the tops for Alpha 3.

But we're not done.

The Dreamcast version made it to Japanese Arcades. Soon you could take Alpha 3 on the road care of Crawfish Interactive

For a Cart Based game the Gameboy Advance version is impressive it retains the speed of the arcade and the Graphics are amazingly close. However half the stages are gone the music is that shitty GBA Audio. The Amusing annoucer is gone as well as half the modes.
It does however Add Yun, Eagle and Maki to the Mix. Doesn't matter though The Dpad on the GBA SP sucks as does the DS pad as far as fighters go and You'll need either an arcade stick or Hori pad for it to be playable on the Gamecube.


Inspite of owning a PSP I never picked up Alpha 3 max. I have an attach able D-pad for My PSP But the button layout of the PSP does not lend it self well to Street Fighter. This is essentially the GBA version with everything put back in. I can't say much about it since I don't own it. It's a good Technical feat for the PSP but for purists this isn't the way to go.

The Last Home version of Alpha 3 comes in a driect no frills port of Alpha 3 arcade and Upper. No extra modes just dramatic mode and arcade mode. You don't even get to continue at Bison if he beats you senseless (and HE WILL he's the cheapest boss Capcom has) So it's bad ending and Game over if you lose. They had plenty of DVD room to add the home ports plus galleries and what on Alpha anthology but Alas twas not to be. It was PS2 exclusive as well so no online (and it remains a mystery why after the sucess of the SF Anniversary collection on XBOX an XBOX version was not released) It's a good pick to play with friends but the Solo experience on Anthology is meh.

So my pick for best version of Alpha 3 is a no brainer. Go with the Dreamcast. Sound advice. The Dreamcast is one of the greatest fighting game systems ever. Only now is the PS2 catching up to it.   read


3:58 PM on 03.03.2008

Greetings and Salutations Dtoiders

Howdy,

I'm the new guy. 26, Single, Love all games, Kung fu movies, Some Anime, WWE and Old School ECW. Currently I'm playing Rock Band and over on Dreamcast the Legendary Street Fighter Alpha 3. I'm a life long fan of fighters going all the way back to Karate Champ, My Personal collection has over 80 of them.

I look forward to shearing my love of games with you all. Lets have fun. Expect me to talk about which version of game X is the best (example SFA 3) and lists of my favorite games and who knows whatelse in the gaming world.

Hope we have fun. I'll get the ball rolling tomorrow when we look at each version of Street Fighter Alpha 3.   read


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