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Street Fighter Alpha 2
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Capcom, Virgin Interactive (EU)
Developer:
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-2
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-1212G
Sega Saturn
JP
(Satakore)
¥2,800 T-1244G
Sega Saturn
US
$65.95[1] T-1213H
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.99[2] T-7026H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-7026H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-7026H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-7026H-50
Sega Saturn
PT
?PTE$ STJVG0386
Sega Saturn
AU
$? ?
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 191x57



Street Fighter Alpha 2, known as Street Fighter Zero 2 (ストリートファイターZERO2) in Japan, is a versus fighting game and a sequel to Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams. It was released for the Sega Saturn (among other systems) in 1996 with the same features as its predecessor.

Gameplay

A revision of the game known as Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Prime in Europe and Street Fighter Zero 2 Dash (ストリートファイターZERO2′) in Japan, was created the following year as part of the compilation title Street Fighter Collection. Its main attraction was the inclusion of a secret character: Cammy (as she appeared in X-Men vs. Street Fighter), selectable only in the game's Versus and Training modes. This version was given a separate Japanese release the following year under the Satakore (Saturn Collection) label instead of the original.

Characters

Street Fighter Alpha 2 builds on the cast seen in the original Street Fighter Alpha, reintroducing some of the missing fighters from Street Fighter II as well as creating some new ones.

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Ryu
Ryu returns from the tournament of the original Street Fighter to find that his master, Gouken has been murdered by Akuma. Ryu is also involved with the plots of Ken, Sagat, Akuma, and Sakura.
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Adon
Sagat's former student, angered at him for losing to Ryu during the original Street Fighter.
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Chun-Li
Her unlockable original sprite.
An Interpol agent from Hong Kong searching for information regarding the death of her father. In Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, her original Street Fighter II outfit can be unlocked through a code, also changing her inputs to match those in Street Fighter II.
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Guy
One of the three heroes from Final Fight. Guy is warned by his master, Zeku, of an emerging threat to the world, so he seeks to stop this new mysterious evil.
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Ken
Ryu's best friend. In his story, he bears witness to his master Gouken's murder and vows to avenge his death.
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Dhalsim
A returning character from Street Fighter II. An Indian yogi who gets involved in the recent events to raise money for his poor village.
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Gen
A returning fighter from the original Street Fighter. A Chinese fighter suffering from leukemia who enters the fighting scene once again to find a worthy opponent that can finish him off.
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Sakura
A Japanese schoolgirl who idolizes Ryu, whose fighting style she has imitated. Hoping for a match and an autograph with him, she cuts classes and goes on a journey around the world.
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Rolento
One of the boss characters from Final Fight. An ex-Mad Gear member who wants to create his own utopic nation through underhanded methods.
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Zangief
Another returning character from Street Fighter II. A Soviet wrestler who travels around the world showing the strength of "the Great Motherland".
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Charlie (Nash)
Guile's missing friend. A USAF first lieutenant who is given the order to find and destroy the Shadaloo base.
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Birdie
Another returning fighter from the original Street Fighter. A street thug from England who is interested in joining Shadaloo, he sets out to prove his strength to Bison and gain membership.
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Rose
A fortune-teller from Genoa, who senses the "doomsday" approaching, being caused by Bison. She goes out to find and defeat Bison.
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Sodom
One of the boss characters from Final Fight. An American otaku looking for recruits to join his new Mad Gear gang.
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Sagat
Sagat returns from the tournament of the original Street Fighter, seeking to become stronger and wanting a rematch with Ryu.
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Akuma (Gouki)
Akuma, much like Ryu, travels the world, searching for opponents worthy enough to match the might of the Satsui no Hadou. He also expresses interest in Ryu's potential.
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M. Bison (Vega)
The leader of world criminal organization Shadaloo. His actions involve drug trafficking and arms dealing, among others. As a result, he and his organization have gained a lot of notoriety.
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Dan
A gag character of sorts. Dan's father was killed by Sagat after he gouged Sagat's eye out. Dan developed his own style called Saikyo-ryu, and sets out to avenge his father's death.
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Evil Ryu
Unlockable. A what if version of Ryu having subcombed to the power of the Satsui no Hadou.
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Shin Akuma (Shin Gouki)
Unlockable. A more powerful version of Akuma's form and style, tapping into the true potential of the Satsui no Hadou.
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Cammy
Unlockable only in Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold. Another returning fighter from Street Fighter II, this version of Cammy represents her time working for Shadaloo as "Agent Killer Bee," the leader of the Dolls.

Versions

  • Having originally been released a month after the PlayStation version in Japan, the Saturn version includes additional features (namely an Illustrations menu and a corresponding new music track) despite both versions seeing a simultaneous release overseas. Mega Man 8, another Capcom title, would follow the same trend.
  • Due to hardware limitations, Survival Mode is cut from Alpha 2 in favor of Training Mode and Training Mode is cut from Alpha 2 Gold in favor of Survival Mode for the PlayStation versions. The respective Saturn versions incorporate both modes.
  • Alpha 2 Gold adds an Akuma Mode (Gouki Mode in Japan) where the player faces Shin Akuma (Shin Gouki) in a best of 3 match. For the Saturn version, this comes at the cost of its exclusive Illustrations feature.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Fighter Alpha 2
English (US) Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Fighter Alpha 2
Japanese ストリートファイターZERO2 Street Fighter Zero 2

Production credits

Arcade Staff
  • Planner: Noritaka Funamizu (POO), Neo_G, Kanetaka
  • Programmer: Cham Cho Choy, PON, Kiyoko Arikichi, Hard.Yas -Yoga & Sakura-, Hyper Shinchan, Super "Birdie" Sailor
  • Scroll Design: Konomi, Kayoko Shibata, Daisuke Nakagawa, Y.Kyo, Kisabon, Ohnishi, Tama, M.Chiezou, Kazu,T, Takapon, Tanopu, Yamamoto.K, Megu Megu, Buchi, Hirokazu Yonezuka, Kanno, Inoyan, Shinnosuke, Hooly, Fukumoyan, Otsuki Teikoku
  • Object Design: Eri_Eri, Ball Boy, Yu_Suke, Makoto Ishi, A Iwasaki, Arahijuf, Seigo"Ushi"Kawakami, K.Takechan, Alien Pole, Kurigeruge, Masaaki, Masayo Tsujimoto, Shinya Miyamoto, Rumi-Yamaguchi, Chimorin Shogun, H.I=Rassi, Takayuki Kosaka, Reiko Komatsu, Sagata
  • Visual Planner: Mucchi (Haruo.M)
  • Original Art Work: Holyhomerun
  • Sound & Voice Design: Hiroaki "X68K" Kondo
  • Music Compose & Arrange: Syun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto, Tatsuro-
  • All Sound Produce: Arcade Sound Team
  • Voice Actor: Katashi Ishizuka, Tetsuya Iwanaga, Yuko Sasamoto, Wataru Takagi, Tomomichi Nishimura, Osamu Hosoi, Shinichiro Miki, Yuko Miyamura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yoshiharu Yamada, Jin Yamanoi
  • Producer: Iyono Pon
  • Special Thanks: Scott Pikulski, Rita Rokos, Alison Stroll, Denise Wallner, Darryl Williams, Takuya Shiraiwa, Ryoji Yamamoto, Ueshita-Tegekick-Masakazu
Consumer Staff
  • Planner: Neo_G -H. Ishizawa-, Kanetaka (Kinta)
  • Programmer: Akiyoshi Eshiro (E-Bou), B.I.N, Toshihiko Tsuji, Shingo Aoi, Tada -Middle Kick- Hideki, Yasuhito Okada, Hero Hero, Miki Miki (Shaver) Okagawa, K.Sano "Happy!^3", Kato Kato Kato, Hiro, Takeda -Alpha-
  • Scroll Design: Konomi, Kayoko Shibata, Y.Kyo, Megumi Maeno
  • Object Design: M.Ishii, T.Takemoto, Fujihara, Iwasaki, Sagata
  • Visual Planner: Mucchi (Haruo.M)
  • Original Illustrations: Ikeno Medaka
  • Sound & Voice Design: Hiroaki "X68K" Kondo
  • Music Compose & Arrange: Syun Nishigaki, Setuo Yamamoto, Taturo-
  • All Sound Produce: Arcade Sound Team
  • Producer: Noritaka Funamizu (POO)
  • Special Thanks: Manasi, Jiwasaki, Toyozo, Takuya Shiraiwa, Koji Nakajima, Yoshihiro Sudo, And Capcom All Staff
Thank You For Playing
Source: In-game creditsMedia:SFZ2_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[4]


Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. CD Warning message (00:08)
Running time: 0:08

Magazine articles

Main article: Street Fighter Alpha 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

StreetFighterZero2 Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
JP flyer

NextGeneration US 22.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Next Generation (US) #22: "October 1996" (1996-09-17)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #87: "October 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[5]
  • EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[6]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[7]

EGM US 089.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

SSM JP 19960913 1996-15.pdfSSM JP 19960913 1996-15.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-15: "1996-15 (1996-09-13)" (1996-08-23)

SSM UK 15.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #15: "January 1997" (1996-12-17)

Hyper AU 038.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Hyper (AU) #38: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 №181, p62-65[2]
91 №89, p84[8]
95 1997-02-02
80 №405, p32
95 Vol 4, №11, p18/122/123
94
92
90 №98, p120
80 №57, p74[9]
94 №50, p66-69[10]
91.5 №54, p88-90[11]
95 №70, p96/97/98
88 №86, p46/47
95 №13, p66/67[12]
97 №1996-16, p242[13]
89 №, p9Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[14]
Sega Saturn
92
Based on
16 reviews

Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Sfalpha2 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
SFA2 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
SFA2 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, EU (newer)

Saturn, JP
SFA2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSFA2 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SFAlpha2 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
SFAlpha2 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
SFAlpha2 SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, JP (Satakore)
SFA2 Saturn JP Box Back Satakore.jpgSFA2 Saturn JP Box Front Satakore.jpg
Cover
Street Fighter Zero 2 Dash (Street Fighter ZERO2') (ストリートファイターZERO2′) Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
SFAlpha2 Saturn JP Disc Satakore.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
474,344,304 CD-ROM (EU) T-7026H-50 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
469,487,424 1996-08-18 CD-ROM (JP) T-1212G V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
476,371,728 1998-09-16 CD-ROM (JP) T-1244G V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
474,356,064 CD-ROM (US) T-1213H V1.000

Save data

The game makes use of the Saturn's internal battery back-up as well as the Saturn Backup Memory to save data for system configuration as well as unlockables.

Street Fighter Alpha 2 Save Data
Name Comment File Size
SF_ALPHA2_0 SAVE_DATA 23

References


Street Fighter games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition (1993) | Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1994)
Sega Saturn
Street Fighter: The Movie (1995) | Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (1996) | Street Fighter II Movie (1996) | Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) | Street Fighter Collection (1997) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997) | Pocket Fighter (1998) | Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1998) | Capcom Generation: Dai 5 Shuu Kakutouka-tachi (1998) | Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999)
Sega Master System
Street Fighter II' (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999) | Street Fighter III: Double Impact (1999) | Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (2000) | Super Street Fighter II X for Matching Service (2000)
Arcade
Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper (2001)
Sampler Discs
Sega Saturn
Street Fighter Zero 2 Taikenban (199x) | Street Fighter Collection Taikenban (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Street Fighter Zero 3 Tentou Taikenban (199x)