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MPR: Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX

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Hey guys! 2018 is approaching us slowly, and to start it off, I am starting a new series of reviews call MPR or My Personal Review. This set of reviews will be for the games that I have on my emulators or even my own PlayStation 2! This review series will explain the in-game features, the pros and cons of each feature, and overall quality. Now, shall we begin? 

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 3 MAX

Let's start off with the basics...

Game Description and details

Genre: Fighting

Release Date: 1998, 2005

Max players: 1 (2 if using network)

Overall Difficulty: 3 (Depends on the game's setting)

Game Plot

Ok, so the plot takes place a little after the events of Street Fighter Alpha 2. M. Bison had escaped and now if planning to use the Psycho Drive to take over the world! However, the usual Street Fighter characters will not let that happen! They will do anything to stop M. Bison (Or just discover what they are fighting for). 

The game features the returning characters as well as the 3 new additions that came in the vanilla version; also along with the 3 that came in Alpha 3 Plus or Upper. This game is special because it added another new character, Ingrid. Ingrid appears to be a teenage-ish girl with mystical abilities. As explained in game, the Psycho Drive belongs to her. So, perhaps she has this original Psycho power?

Let's start with the review...

Game Features 9/10

The game has various modes that will keep you playing for HOURS. That sweet World Tour that allowed you to upgrade your character? It's back!

This isn't even it. There are modes inside modes!

But the mode that really caught my interest was the 100 Kumite Challenge. This is a mode that allows you to see how many wins (Out of 100) you can achieve.

That Tour Mode never stops demanding skill

PROS:

  • All previously existing modes are here
  • A Free Battle Mode with a Team Mode in it - now you can play King of Fighters, the Street Fighter Edition
  • Network Mode - in case you actually do get bored
  • 8 different Survival Modes to play
  • An Ism - Edit Mode

CONS

  • No way to earn Ism edit points
  • You may earn the same Ism plus 5 different times

A wonderful character select! The roster is much bigger than before...

The Game Mechanics 9/10

This version still keeps the same moves and mechanics that the other alpha games had (Which were flawless by the way). The game still keeps the same "Super Combos" that were common in this game. 

Keep spinning Ryu. Keep on spinning...

PROS:

  • All features in previous versions are here
  • Ism - Edit allows us to add extra features to our characters

CONS:

  • V - Ism is overpowered 
Design, HUD, Music, and Voice 10/10

Once again, Capcom nailed the graphical effects of Street Fighter. This game has a wonderful HUD with nice synth/jazzy style pieces of music. You can definitely tell this was a very party/casual Street Fighter game!

The character's "Bio Sequence" is flawless! We get to know all the minor details like their blood - because we wanna know that right!

Ryu, he must learn every fighting style to still not know his purpose...

PROS:

  • Music will kill you! The soundtracks add a new breath from Street Fighter 2!
  • The HUD is amazing! You might look at this more than the battle!
  • Graphics have that nice "lighting" that the Alpha series is known for

CONS:

  • There are no cons!

Triumph or Die!

Replay Value 10/10

The game has so much to do, you won't need to "replay" it! You will be playing for hours on Network and offline and still not even be close to being done with the game! It's that perfect

Overall

I will finish this with a ranking of 10/10.

The game is so great, I had to do research and look at other reviews to see if it had any other flaws! The game is great and very easy to get into. This game definitely did not go for broken!

 

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About Cryptic Shinobione of us since 2:04 AM on 11.07.2017


If you like amateur gaming, i'm the guy! I specialize in TONS of gaming genres. What my favorite you ask? Well...
Platforming
Action RPGs
Command RPGs
Fighting Games (So much fighting games)
Racing
And it goes on and on!

I record gameplay of sweet games from way back!
Now something important to know:
DO NOT PISS ME OFF! If you make me mad, there will be a GREAT punishment.

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