Street Fighter Alpha 2

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Street Fighter Alpha 2
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Capcom (Japan, US), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe)
Developer:
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-2
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-1212G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$65.9565.95[4] T-1213H
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
T-7026H-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-7026H-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
PT
STJVG0386
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.9949.99[6] T-7026H-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: M15
Sega Saturn
BR
191x57
Tectoy: 14+
Non-Sega versions

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

Characters

Street Fighter Alpha 2 features all 13 characters from the original Street Fighter Alpha (with M. Bison, Akuma and Dan now serving as regular fighters), plus 5 additional fighters (Sakura, Gen, Rolento, Zangief and Dhalsim). Like in the first game, the final boss varies between fighter and there is also a secret rival character that will challenge your character once certain conditions has been met.

The Saturn version was the only console port at the time to feature Evil Ryu, EX Zangief and EX Dhalsim, the latter two being Zangief and Dhalsim with their move set from Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (meaning they can't air-block or use Super Combos and such), in addition to Original Chun-Li and Shin Akuma, who were in all the other console versions.

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Ryu
After defeating Sagat in the first Street Fighter tournament, Ryu goes on another journey when he hears rumours of a martial artist who uses a mysterious power.
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Adon
Sagat's former disciple, he believes that his former master has disgraced the Muay Thai style with his defeat at the hands of Ryu.
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Chun-Li
A female detective who is pursuing a criminal organization who may had been involved in the disappearance of her father.
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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 former training partner, Ken seeks to challenge Ryu once again in order to test his strength and not be outdone by his rival.
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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 assassin 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)
A member of the U.S. military who seeks to crack down corruption within the Army's top brass, suspecting that some of its members are under Shadaloo's payroll.
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Birdie
A participant from the original Street Fighter who was banned from competing and now works as a bouncer in England. He is interested in joining Shadaloo, he sets out to prove his strength and gain membership.
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Rose
A fortune teller who wields Soul Power. She has sensed M. Bison's evil presence and is on a mission to seal his dark power.
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Sodom
A surviving member of the Mad Gear Gang from the original Final Fight, he seeks to find strong fighters worthy of joining his revived Mad Gear gang.
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Sagat
After being scarred for life by Ryu at the end of the first Street Fighter tournament, Sagat seeks to reclaim his title as the Emperor of Muay Thai.
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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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Original Chun-Li
Unlockable. An alternate version of Chun-Li who wears her outfit from Street Fighter II. Gameplay-wise, the main difference between her and the new Chun-Li is that the input for her Kikoken movie is now a charge command.
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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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Evil Ryu
Unlockable. A what if version of Ryu having subcombed to the power of the Satsui no Hadou.

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.

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

Comparisons

Main article: Street Fighter Alpha 2/Comparisons.

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 credits[7]

Magazine articles

Main article: Street Fighter Alpha 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Street Fighter Alpha 2/Promotional material.

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[6]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
91
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
80
[9]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
94
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[11]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
80
[12]
Joypad (FR) PAL
92
[13]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
91
[14]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
92
[15]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
85
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
94
[17]
Player One (FR)
95
[18]
Saturn+ (UK) NTSC-J
94
[19]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[20]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
95
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
97
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
89
[23]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
93
[24]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
93
[25]
Ultra Game Players (US) NTSC-U
81
[26]
Sega Saturn
91
Based on
20 reviews

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
SFAlpha2 SS jp manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
Sfalpha2 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, EU (newer)

Saturn, PT
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Cover
Saturn, AU

Saturn, BR
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Cover

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
474,356,064 CD-ROM (US) T-1213H V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-08-06 CD-R Page
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-09-06 CD-R Page

Track list

1. Data track
2. CD Warning message (0:08)
Running time: 0:08

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
SFZ2_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 300 About this game.
SFZ2_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 82 About original game
SFZ2_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 48 Copyright

Save data

Saturn (NTSC-J) Save Data
Name Comment File Size Description
SF_ZERO2_00 Zero2 Data 8 block(s) Save data for system configuration, unlock, and highscore.


Saturn (Street Fighter Alpha 2) Save Data
Name Comment File Size Description
SF_ALPHA2_0 SAVE_DATA 23 block(s) Save data for system configuration as well as unlockables.


External links

  • Sega of America webpage: Saturn

References

  1. File:SFA2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:05)
  3. File:StreetFighterZero2 Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
  4. 4.0 4.1 Press release: 1996-10-24: Capcom Launches Street Fighter Alpha 2 with Fireballs
  5. Computer & Video Games, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-xx), page 49
  6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-xx), page 62
  7. File:SFZ2_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 84
  9. Famitsu, "1996-09-20" (JP; 1996-09-06), page 1
  10. GameFan, "Volume 4, Issue 11: November 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 20
  11. GamePro, "November 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 122
  12. Joypad, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 74
  13. Joypad, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 106
  14. MAN!AC, "12/96" (DE; 1996-11-13), page 78
  15. Mega Force, "Novembre/Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-1x-xx), page 88
  16. Mega Fun, "03/97" (DE; 1997-02-05), page 85
  17. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-01), page 66
  18. Player One, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 96
  19. Saturn+, "Issue 4" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 24
  20. Sega Power, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-10-24), page 46
  21. Sega Saturn Magazine, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-17), page 66
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-16 (1996-09-27)" (JP; 1996-09-13), page 244
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 11
  24. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 40
  25. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 55
  26. Ultra Game Players, "November 1996" (US; 1996-10-08), page 92


Street Fighter Alpha 2

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Books: All About Street Fighter Zero 2 (1996) | Street Fighter Zero 2 Perfect Guide (1996)

Prereleases: Street Fighter Zero 2 Taikenban (199x)
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1996-08-06 | 09-06
Street Fighter games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (unreleased) | 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 (Dash) (1996) | Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (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) | Street Fighter Zero 3 for Matching Service (2001) | Super Puzzle Fighter II X for Matching Service (2001)
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)