Rating: Average I'm going to keep this review short and sweet because there's really not much new to say here. Unlike the rest of Capcom's arcade-to-PlayStation ports, this one isn't plagued by poor animation, horrific slowdown, and choppy frame rates. However, it takes a lot more than just being playable to stand up to the competition in this day and age, and Street Fighter Alpha 3 doesn't have what it takes. Street Fighter Alpha 3 may offer more changes and variations than most Street Fighter games, but it's still just more of the same. The huge list of playable characters is nice, but you can't pit them against each other in a Tournament mode like you could in Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition for the Genesis. This simple addition could have increased the game's lasting power dramatically, but instead Capcom chose not to include it. The World Tour mode is an interesting addition that adds some replay value, and the "isms" do help to add some variety to the game. Still, the gameplay at the heart of it all is still the same basic formula we've seen for years. Attention Capcom: Street Fighter is old and stale, and it's been that way for years. Get off your lazy butts and do something about it! If you still haven't gotten tired of Street Fighter re-hash after Street Fighter re-hash for all these years, then you'll love this game. It is more innovative than most Street Fighter games, but that's not saying much. Street Fighter Alpha 3 doesn't bring enough new things to the table to be worth buying.
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