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Street Fighter Alpha 3
Publisher: Capcom, Virgin Interactive (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-2
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP (1Track)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Extended RAM Cartridge (4MB only),
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Modem, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-1247G
Sega Saturn
JP
(RAM Pack)
¥7,800 T-1246G



Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 T-1203M
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Matching Service)
¥3,800 T-1230M
Sega Dreamcast
US
$44.99[2] T-1203N
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99[4] T-7005D-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F T-7005D-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? T-7005D-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8.990[5]Ptas T-7005D-50



Street Fighter Alpha 3, known as Street Fighter Zero 3 (ストリートファイターZERO 3) in Japan and Asia, is a 1998 fighting game by Capcom originally released for Capcom CPS II arcade hardware. It is the third game in the Street Fighter Alpha series, following Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams and Street Fighter Alpha 2.

Gameplay

The gameplay system from the previous Alpha games was given a complete overhaul with the addition of three selectable fighting styles, a much larger roster of characters, and for the first time since the original Street Fighter II, new theme music for all the returning characters.

The controls for several actions has been modified from previous Alpha games: the level of a Super Combo move in A-ism is now determined by the strength of the attack button pressed (i.e. Medium Punch or Kick for a Lv. 2 Super Combo), rather than the number of buttons pushed; and throwing is now done by pressing two punch or kick buttons simultaneously.

ISMs

The most obvious change in Street Fighter Alpha 3 is the introduction of three different playing styles known as "ISMs".

  • A-ism (or Z-ism in Zero 3)
The standard playing style. It based on the previous Alpha games, in which the player has a three-level Super Combo gauge with access to various Super Combo moves.
  • X-ism
Simple style based on Super Street Fighter II Turbo (unusually, even localized versions keep the reference to the Japanese title, Super Street Fighter II X), in which the player has a single-level Super Combo gauge and access to a single (but powerful) Super Combo move, though players cannot air-block or use Alpha (Zero) Counters.
  • V-ism (or "variable" style)
It is a unique style that allows the player to perform custom combos similar to Street Fighter Alpha 2. Alpha 3 also introduces a "Guard Power Gauge" which depletes each time the player blocks - if the gauge is completely depleted, then the player will remain vulnerable for an attack.

Characters

  • From Alpha2
    • Ryu
    • Ken
    • Akuma (Gouki)
    • Charlie (Nash)
    • Chun-Li
    • Adon
    • Sodom
    • Guy
    • Birdie
    • Rose
    • M. Bison (Vega)
    • Sagat
    • Dan
    • Sakura
    • Rolento
    • Dhalsim
    • Zangief
    • Gen
  • From Alpha3(Arcade)
    • E. Honda
    • Blanka
    • R. Mika
    • Cody
    • Vega (Balrog)
    • Karin
    • Cammy
    • Balrog (M. Bison)
    • Juli
    • Juni
  • From Alpha3(Consumer)
    • Fei Long
    • Dee Jay
    • T. Hawk
  • From Alpha3(Consumer) Secret Character
    • Evil Ryu
    • Guile
    • EX Balrog (EX M. Bison)
    • Final Bison (Final Vega)
    • Shin Akuma (Shin Gouki)

History

Sequels and re-releases

The game was later remade for Sega NAOMI GD-ROM arcade hardware as Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Street Fighter Alpha 3 Street Fighter Alpha 3
English (US) Street Fighter Alpha 3 Street Fighter Alpha 3
Japanese ストリートファイターZERO 3 Street Fighter Zero 3

Saturn version

A Sega Saturn version of Street Fighter Zero 3 was released in 1999 shortly after the initial Sega Dreamcast version in Japan only. The Saturn port makes use of Capcom's 4-Mega RAM cart and uses all of the features added to the PlayStation version with the exceptions of the polygon usage and the PocketStation mode - that said, the Saturn version uses the extra RAM to include more frames of animation than the PlayStation version. Evil Ryu, Shin Akuma and Guile are immediately selectable. While the World Tour and Survival modes are virtually unchanged from the PlayStation version, Dramatic Battle received major improvements with the addition of Reverse Dramatic Battle and allowing three different characters to be used.

Dreamcast version

The 1999 Dreamcast version, titled Street Fighter Alpha 3: Saikyo Dojo (or Street Fighter Zero 3: Saikyō-ryū Dōjō in Japan), retains all the added features from the PlayStation version of the game, but features a different World Tour mode. An online mode was added that allowed players to display their high scores. In addition, a Saikyo Dojo mode was added which pits a very weak character of the player's choice against two very strong opponents. This Dreamcast port was re-released in Japan in 2000 as Street Fighter Zero 3: Saikyō-ryū Dōjō for Matching Service, which was released as a mail order title via Dreamcast Direct. The Matching Service version differs from the original due to the addition of an Online Versus Mode.

Production credits

Saturn version

Arcade Staff
  • Producer: Noritaka Funamizu
  • Director: Naoto Ohta, Mamoru Ohhashi, Buruma, Ohko Zero5
  • Visual Planner: Haruo Murata
  • Programmer: Cham, Hard.YAS ~?-ISM~, PON, Hyper Shinchan, 24 ~Nishi~, Minomi ~RockMan-ISM~, Reiko Toh, Senor, Knight Rider Giu, Ittetsu
  • Character Design: Akiman, Osusi
  • Title Design: Shoei
  • Object Design: Eri-N, Fujihara, Mizuho, Takemoto, Hitoshi Igarashi, Mizupyon, Kimo Kimo Jinzin, Ball Boy, Yuesuke, D-Kurita, A.Iwasaki, Kaname, Fuzii & Peliko, Chimorin Shogun, Sagata, Ikusan Z, Kitasan, Yu-Ten.Nakano, Tomohiko Ohsumi, Hiro, Rumichan, Reiko Komatsu, Kozuchi Tamura, Youichi Matsuo, Makoto Ishii
  • Scroll Design: Asae Nisituji-Ba, S.Mukai (Jijii), H.Yonezuka, Kohama Ake&Kuro, Y.Tanoue (Tanopu), Ryo Uno, Yoko.Fukumoto, Takako Nakamura, Kazu.T, A.Ohnishi, N.Niiyama, C.Iwai, Sawatch, K.Yamahashi, H.Ohnishi
  • Main Music Compose: Anarchy Takapon
  • Sub Music Compose: Yuki Iwai, Isao Abe, Hideki Okugawa, Tetsuya Shibata
  • Sound Direction: Hiroaki "X68K" Kondo
  • Sound design: Moe.T, Satoshi Ise
  • Voice Actor: Tetsuya Iwanaga, Yuji Ueda, Akiko Kohmoto, Yuko Sasamoto, Masashi Sugawara, Wataru Takagi, Junko Takeuchi, Tomomichi Nishimura, Michiko Neya, Osamu Hosoi, Shinichiro Miki, Yuko Miyamura, Tomoyuki Morikawa, Miho Yamada, Yoshiharu Yamada, Kouichi Yamadera, Jin Yamanoi, Greg Irwin
  • Test Player: Nuki, M.P Oni-Suzuki, Skill Smith-Bug, Skill Smith-TTK, M Kunishige, Miura.F.Katsusuke, Yoshihiro Tomita, Akinori Murata
  • Special Thanks: Sakomizu, Neo_G (Ishizawa), Spp Iorya, Satsuma, Takuya Shiraiwa, Erik Suzuki, Dan Okada, Chris Tang, Miki Takano, Maki Yoshiura, The Edge, Super Sailor, and, All Capcom Staff
  • Market Producer: Kouji Nakajima
  • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu, Yoshiki Okamoto

Presented by: Capcom

Source: In-game creditsMedia:SFZ3_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[6]


Consumer Staff
  • Producer: Noritaka Funamizu
  • Planner: Ohko 06, Bu Ru Ma
  • Visual Planner: Haruo Murata
  • Programer: Hiro, Chips, Y.Tsunazaki, T J, T.Furuko, M.Nakanowatari, Unamuji, M.Kataoka, T.Ueda, H.Kuramoto, T.Umezu TypeR, A.Kashimoto, Cham-Z, Hard.Yas -Adj-, Reiko Toh, Minomie Mouse, 24., Hyper Shin, K.R.Giu, Senor, Ittetsu
  • Character Design: Wsu, Edayan, Harumaru
  • Object Design: Makoto Ishii, A.Kurihara, H.Fujihara, Mizuho, Mizupyon, Takemoto, Igarashi, Rinboku, Tagirin, Hideya.Takada, SagataKafumi, E-Nakamura, A.Iwasaki, Kimo Kimo, Ball Boy, Fujii & Peliko
  • Scroll Design: H.Yonezuka, H.Ohnishi, Kazu.T, Yoko.Fukumoto, Megumi.N, Akiko.Hongo, Tama, Tokio.N, T.Ishikawa, Asae.Nisituji
  • Music Compose: Anarchy.T, Yuki Iwai, Isao Abe
  • Sound Design: Hiroaki Kondo
  • Voice Actor: Syozo Iizuka, Tetsuya Iwanaga, Yuji Ueda, Yoshitada Ohtsuka, Akiko Kohmoto, Yuko Sasamoto, Masashi Sugawara, Wataru Takagi, Junko Takeuchi, Toshihide Tsuchiya, Kousuke Toriumi, Tomomichi Nishimura, Michiko Neya, Osamu Hosoi, Shin'ichiroh Miki, Yuko Miyamura, Tomoyuki Morikawa, Miho Yamada, Yoshiharu Yamada, Kouichi Yamadera, Jin Yamanoi, Greg Irwin
  • Software Manual Design: A.Iwasaki, M.Toyonaga
  • Test Player: Miura Staroon, Motoyama, Akinori Murata, W.Kusunoki MS, Kazin, Nose
  • IMA ADPCM Algorithm: Copyright 1992 by Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands All Rights Reserved.
  • Special Thanks: Bamboo, Neo_G (Ishizawa), Naoto Ohta, Sasaki-F, Araki -Tim2, Dezaki-Man2, M.Takemura, Y.Sudo, M.Aoki, K.Kubota, H.Ojima, A.Terada, S.Tanaka, and All Capcom Staff
  • Market Producer: Kouji Nakajima
  • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Presented by: Capcom
Source: In-game creditsMedia:SFZ2_Saturn_JP_SSEnding_Dramatic.pdf[7]


Dreamcast version

Arcade Staff
  • Producer: Noritaka Funamizu
  • Director: Naoto Ohta, Mamoru Ohhashi, Buruma, Ohko Zero5
  • Visual Planner: Haruo Murata
  • Programer: Cham, Hard.Yas ~?-ism~, Pon, Hyper Shinchan, 24 ~Nishi~, Minomi ~RockMan-ism~, Reiko Toh, Senor, Knight Rider Giu, Ittetsu
  • Character Design: Akiman, Osusi
  • Title Design: Shoei
  • Object Design: Eri-N, Fujihara, Mizuho, Takemoto, Hitoshi Igarashi, Mizupyon, Kimo Kimo Jinzin, Ball Boy, Yuesuke, D‑Kurita, A.Iwasaki, Kaname, Fuzii & Peliko, Chimorin Shogun, Sagata, Ikusan Z, Kitasan, Yu‑Ten.Nakano, Tomohiko Ohsumi, Hiro, Rumichan, Reiko Komatsu, Kozuchi Tamura, Youichi Matsuo, Makoto Ishii
  • Scroll Design: Asae Nisituji-Ba, S.Mukai (Jijii), H.Yonezuka, Kohama Akeguro, Y.Tanoue (Tanopu), Ryo Uno, Yoko.Fukumoto, Takako Nakamura, Kazu.T, A.Ohnishi, N.Niiyama, C.Iwai, Sawatch, K.Yamahashi, H.Ohnishi
  • Main Music Compose: Anarchy Takapon
  • Sub Music Compose: Yuki Iwai, Isao Abe, Hideki Okugawa, Tetsuya Shibata
  • Sound Direction: Hiroaki "X68k" Kondo
  • Sound Design: Moe.T, Satoshi Ise
  • Voice Actor: Tetsuya Iwanaga, Yuji Ueda, Akiko Kohmoto, Yuko Sasamoto, Masashi Sugawara, Wataru Takagi, Junko Takeuchi, Tomomichi Nishimura, Michiko Neya, Osamu Hosoi, Shin'ichiroh Miki, Yuko Miyamura, Tomoyuki Morikawa, Miho Yamada, Yoshiharu Yamada, Kouichi Yamadera, Jin Yamanori, Greg Irwin
  • Test Player: Nuki, M.P Oni-Suzuki, Skill Smith‑Bug, Skill Smith‑TTK, M Kunishige, Miura.F.Katsusuke, Yoshihiro Tomita, Akimori Murata
  • Special Thanks: Sakomizu, [email protected] (Ishizawa), Spp Iorya, Satsuma, Takuya Shiraiwa, Erik Suzuki, Dan Okada, Chris Tang, Miki Takano, Maki Yoshiura, The Edge, Super Sailor, and Capcom All Staff
  • Market Producer: Kouji Nakajima
  • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu, Yoshiki Okamoto
Consumer Staff
  • Producer: Noritaka Funamizu
  • Planner: Bu Ru Ma, To Bu To, Ohko 2800
  • Rescue: Bamboo
  • Visual Planner: Haruo Murata
  • Programer: H.Kuramoto, T.Umezu TypeR, A.Kashimoto, Hiro, Chips, Unamuji, M.Kataoka, Kubori, Y.Tsunazaki, T J, T.Furuko, M.Nakanowatari, T.Ueda, Cham-Z, Hard.Yas -Adj-, Reiko Toh, Minomie Mouse, 24., Hyper Shin, K.R.Giu, Senor, Ittetsu
  • Character Design: Wsu, Edayan, Harumaru
  • Object Design: Makoto Ishii, A.Kurihara, H.Fujihara, Mizuho, Mizupyon, Takemoto, Igarashi, Rinboku, Tagirin, Hideya.Takada, SagataKafumi, E-Nakamura, A.Iwasaki, Kimo Kimo, Ball Boy, Fujii & Peliko
  • Scroll Design: Asae.Nishituji, H.Yonezuka, H.Ohnishi, Kazu.T, Yoko.Fukumoto, Megumi.N, Akiko.Hongo, Tama, Tokio.N, T.Ishikawa
  • Music Compose: Anarchy.T, Yuki Iwai, Isao Abe
  • Sound Design: Hiroaki Kondo
  • Voice Actor: Syozo Iizuka, Tetsuya Iwanaga, Yuji Ueda, Yoshitada Ohtsuka, Akiko Kohmoto, Yuko Sasamoto, Masashi Sugawara, Wataru Takagi, Junko Takeuchi, Toshihide Tsuchiya, Kousuke Toriumi, Tomomichi Nishimura, Michiko Neya, Osamu Hosoi, Shin'ichiroh Miki, Yuko Miyamura, Tomoyuki Morikawa, Miho Yamada, Yoshiharu Yamada, Kouichi Yamadera, Jin Yamanori, Greg Irwin
  • Package Illustration: Daigo Ikeno
  • Software Manual Design: Y.Uchida
  • Network Compose: Ichiro Yunde, Mineyuki Noda, Shin., Netman, T.Ikai, Kobaboo
  • Test Player: Yng.J.Matsubara, T.Haze, Koncyan, W.Kusunoki
  • Special Thanks: Hattori, M.Takemura, K.Kubota, H.Ojima, H.Ohnuki, A.Terada, and All Capcom Staff
  • Market Producer: Kouji Nakajima
  • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Presented by: Capcom


Track list

Saturn version


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


2. CD Warning message (00:20)
Running time: 0:20

Magazine articles

Main article: Street Fighter Alpha 3/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Dreamcast version

GamePro US 139.pdfGamePro US 139.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #139: "April 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #130: "May 2000" (2000-04-04)[8]
  • GamePro (US) #141: "June 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[9]

DCM JP 19990709 1999-22.pdfDCM JP 19990709 1999-22.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #1999-22: "1999-22 (1999-07-09, 16)" (1999-06-25)

DreamcastFan JP 1999-14.pdfDreamcastFan JP 1999-14.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Fan (JP) #1999-14 (1999-07-30)

Artwork

Screenshots

Saturn version

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №1999-25, p17Media:DCM_JP_19990813_1999-25.pdf[10]
95 Vol 7, №11
94
93
84 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[11]
Sega Saturn
88
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, JP
Sfzero3 sat jp backcover.jpgSfzero3 sat jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
SFZero3SaturnJPSpine.jpg
Spinecard
SFZero3SaturnJPDisc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP (4MB RAM Pack)
SFZ3 Saturn JP Box Back 4MB.jpgSFAlpha3 Saturn JP Box Spine 4MBPack.jpgSFZ3 Saturn JP Box Front 4MB.jpg
Cover
Sfzero3 sat jp disc.jpg
Disc
SFAlpha3 Saturn JP JC Back 4MBPack.jpgSFZ3 Saturn JP Box Front 4MB JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №21, p73[12]
88 №95, p104/105[13]
100 №216, p113[4]
60 №3, p78[14]
90 №1999-22, p14Media:DCM_JP_19990709_1999-22.pdf[15]
88 №, p33[16]
85 №2, p80[17]
84 №4, p58/59
90
83 №552, p30
95
88
100 Next Level
82 №103, p126/127[18]
80 №2, p54/55[19]
Sega Dreamcast
85
Based on
15 reviews

Dreamcast, US
SFA3 DC US Box Back.jpgSFA3 DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
StreetFighterAlpha3DCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
Sfalpha3 dc eu backcover.jpgSfalpha3 dc eu frontcover.jpg
Cover
Sfalpha3 dc eu disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP
Sfzero3 dc jp backcover.jpgSfzero3 dc jp frontcover.jpg
Cover
Sfzero3 dc jp disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP (Matching Service)
SFA3 DC JP Box Back MatchingService.jpgSFA3 DC JP Box MatchingService.jpg
Cover
SFA3 DC JP Disc MatchingService.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
625,817,808 1999-06-24 CD-ROM (JP) T-1246G V1.002
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
625,817,808 CD-ROM (JP) T-1247G V1.002

Saturn version

  • ISO Size: 519MB
  • Number of Players: 1~2
  • Peripheral(s) Compatibility: Control Pad
  • External Cartridge Required: 4MB RAM Cartridge
  • Usage of Memory Backup: Yes
  • Minimum Memory Required: 84 for each slot
  • Type of Backup: Game Progress / Config / High Scores
  • Compatible with VideoCD Card: No
  • Type of Video Files: Cinepak 1.06

External links

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)