Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams


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Brand: Capcom

Edition: Standard


For players looking for a bite-sized version of the best fighting-game series, there is none better than Street Fighter Alpha for Game Boy Color. This miniaturized, full-color game brings eight characters to the arena, with famous Street Fighter characters Ken, Ryu, and Chun Li joining the fold. The graphics are colorful and more detailed than you would expect from a Game Boy game; the characters in their signature costumes are especially well drawn and animated. Varied fighting environments also reflect the geographic locations of the battle, including Hong Kong and Tibet.Street Fighter Alpha’s gameplay, which is surprisingly solid considering the Game Boy only has two buttons, is fairly fluid. (The original game required six buttons for basic control and special moves.) Speaking of special moves, Street Fighter Alpha has plenty. With the right button and control combination, you’ll master Ryu’s dragon punch and other dangerous stunts. There are even supercombos you can discover–if you are up for the challenge. –Robb GuidoPros:Great miniaturization, from graphics to control, of the famous arcade fighter game Cons:Moves are more limited than in bigger version

Product Description

The challenge has been made, and you’re cast into the battle with only cunning and skill on your side. The world’s most powerful collection of warriors are now assembled in one incredible tournament. Armed with an arsenal of new martial arts moves, super combos, and deadly secrets, the legendary Street Fighters (Ryu, Chun-Li, and Ken) collide with a lethal new combination of foes.


The Game Boy has never been a particularly good system for fighting games. This is mostly because few companies have tried to release a fighting game for the Game Boy. Street Fighter Alpha is a surprisingly good port of Capcom’s arcade fighting game, with pretty amazing graphics and excellent control. As previously stated, the graphics are pretty impressive. The backgrounds of the arcade version are duplicated pretty well, right down to the walking cat in the Return of the Dragon-inspired scene. The fighters may be a little low on facial detail, but they animate extremely well, and each has his or her own fighting stance and moves. The smoothness of the animation leads to better gameplay – no jerky motion like the GB version of Street Fighter II. The game is also nice and colorful, making good use of the Game Boy Color’s palette. The game uses one button for punch and one for kick. Quick button taps execute light attacks, while full presses are used for fierce and roundhouse. Oh, and the select button taunts. Yes, taunting isn’t all that useful, but it just shows the attention to detail put into this game. The game’s sound isn’t going to win any awards, but it’s definitely adequate. Overall, Street Fighter Alpha stands alone as the best fighting game to ever hit the Game Boy. The gameplay is almost as solid as the arcade version, the animation is superimpressive, and most importantly, it’s still a whole lot of fun. –Jeff Gerstmann–Copyright © 1998 GameSpot Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of GameSpot is prohibited. — GameSpot Review

UPC: 013388240050