Lost In Translation/Street Fighter Alpha - Warriors' Dreams

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Street Fighter Alpha
Warriors' Dreams
Street Fighter Alpha marquee.
No screen shot.
Street Fighter Alpha control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1995
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
14,942,208 bytes (14.25 MiB)
MAME ID sfa · sfar1 · sfar2 · sfar3 · sfau · sfza · sfzb · sfzbr1 · sfzh · sfzj · sfzjr1 · sfzjr2

About The Game

Street Fighter Alpha - Warriors' Dreams is a one-on-one fighting arcade video game featuring a new and with ten characters including old favourites and new surprises.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP

= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK


Released in June 1995.

This game is known as "Street Fighter Zero" in South America, south-east Asia, and Japan, and as "Street Fighter Alpha - Warrior's Dreams" in all other locations.

The Street Fighter Alpha series of games take place between the original "Street Fighter" and "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". The scar on Sagat's chest in SFII is said to be from Ryu's Shouryuuken during the final battle in the original "Street Fighter". In 'SF Alpha', Sagat has the scar on his chest, so it must take place after the first "Street Fighter". The character Charlie was mentioned in Guile's ending in "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". He is a friend of Guile who was killed by M. Bison. Since Charlie is still alive in the Alpha series, it must take place before "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior".

This is the first Street Fighter game to have the Dramatic Battle Mode, a feature no doubt inspired by the Japanese animated film, 'Street Fighter II', where Ken and Ryu team up to fight M. Bison in the final battle.

The "Son Son" convenience store in Ryu and Guy's stages is named after an earlier Capcom game of the same name.

A "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior" poster can be seen in the window of this store.

The kanji on the small sign on the bath-house means 'Honda Bath'.

The curtain on the bath-house (in Guy's version of the stage) says 'yu' in hiragana, which is the reading for the 'bath' kanji on the 'Honda Bath' sign.

In "Street Fighter Alpha 3", Edmond Honda's stage is in front of this (or a similar-looking) bath-house with slightly different signs on it.

In "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior", Honda's stage is inside of a bath house.

Guy and Sodom are from Capcom's "Final Fight". Guy as selectable character and Sodom as the second boss in "Final Fight". Guy's music is taken from "Final Fight".

Sodom is a westerner who is obsessed with Japanese culture and apparently doesn't speak Japanese very well. In the Japanese versions of these games, Sodom's victory quotes are meaningless sentences composed of English words (e.g., 'SHOW BY HUNG JAW') followed by a Japanese translation of what he actually meant to say. In Sodom's ending, he claims about reforming and renaming the Mad Gear gang into something with four kanji. Those kanji read 'Ma-do-gi-a'. Now this could just be random kanji that, when strung together, sound like 'Mad Gear', but by the same token, it can sound like 'Mad Doggie'. The jitte weapons Sodom uses were used by policemen in feudal Japan.

In the original "Street Fighter", Birdie looked Caucasian. In SF Alpha, Birdie is black. The reason for this change is explained in one of Birdie's "Street Fighter Alpha 3" win-quotes (he was sick at the time of the first "Street Fighter") - just yet another excuse of covering up one of SF's (many) potholes.

Sony Music Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Street Fighter Zero Arcade Game Track - SRCL-3297) on 21/08/1995.


Name changes between the Japanese version and all versions outside of Japan :

  • Nash - Charlie
  • Gouki - Akuma
  • Vega - Major Bison

The US version has the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' screen.

Tips and tricks

Play As Akuma

Put the cursor on the [?] on your side and hold Start, then press: -

  • Player 1 : Down(x3), Left(x3), LK+HK (or for different costume press LP+HP).
  • Player 2 : Down(X3), Right(x3), LK+HK (or for different costume press LP+HP).

Play As M. Bison

Put the cursor on the [?] on your side and hold Start, then press: -

  • Player 1 : Down(x2), Left(x2), Down, Left(x2), LK+HK (or for different costume press LP+HP)
  • Player 2 : Down(x2), Right(x2), Down, Right(x2), LK+HK (or for different costume press LP+HP)

Play As Dan

After inserting coin, press and hold start. Then on the character selection screen goto the [?] box. Then quickly press LP, LK, MK, HK, HP, MP. To get the alternate costume (green) press HP, HK, MK, LK, LP, MP.

Dramatic Battle Mode

In two player mode, have player one highlight Ryu and player two highlight Ken at the character selection screen: -

  1. Have player one hold Start and press Up, Up.
  2. Release Start then press Up, Up, LP.
  3. Have player two hold Start and press Up, Up.
  4. Release Start then press Up, Up, HP. If done correctly, Ryu and Ken will face M. Bison.

Alternate Costume Colours

Highlight a fighter at the character selection screen and press LK, MK or HK.

Fight Against Akuma

Highlight a fighter at the character selection screen. Hold Start+MP+MK until Akuma appears and beats up your opponent on the first stage. You will now fight him instead.

Fight Against Dan

Select any player. End each match with the same winning quote. Do not lose any of your first five matches. When you reach your sixth opponent, the message 'Here comes a new challenger' will appear and you will fight Dan (Dan's stage is basically the same as Adon's and Sagat's, except it is sunset). After the match, the game will continue in its normal fashion. (NOTE : To select a winning quote, just hold down and a certain button combination of 3 total buttons when you win your second round. This varies from character to character, but every character can select 2 by holding down with 3 punches or down with 3 kicks).


  1. Street Fighter (1987)
  2. Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (1991)
  3. Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (1992)
  4. Street Fighter II' - Hyper Fighting (1992)
  5. Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (1993)
  6. Super Street Fighter II Turbo (1994)
  7. Street Fighter Alpha - Warriors' Dreams (1995)
  8. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996)
  9. Street Fighter III - New Generation (1997)
  10. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1998)
  11. Street Fighter III - 2nd Impact : Giant Attack (1998)
  12. Street Fighter III - 3rd Strike : Fight For The Future (1999)
  13. Hyper Street Fighter II - The Anniversary Edition (2003)
  14. Street Fighter IV (2008)


Noritaka Funamizu (Poo)
H.Itsuno -Tomoshibi-
Cham Cho Choy
"Tege Killer" Jyaian
Knight Rider Giu
Arikichi Kiyoko
Hard.Yas (-Gouki-)
Shinchan (as 'Hyper Shinchan')
Super Sailor (Vega)
Matsushita -Adon- Masakazu
Scroll Designers
Shibata Kayoko
Akiko Matsunaga
Daisuke Nakagawa
Maeno Megumi
Mr. Oranda
Object Designers
Eripyon.N (Dokkim)
Yatsunonawa (D)
Jun Matsumura (27)
Makoto Ishii
Ari Inukichi
Seigo Kawakami (Ushi)
M. Nakatani (KotatuToNeko)
Alien Pole
Chimorin Syogun
Dway Nishimura
Norihide = Fnyako.F
Masayo Tsujimoto (Noriko)
Takayuki Kosaka
Music Composers
Isao Abe (Oyaji)
Syun Nishigaki (Kobekko)
Setsuo Yamamoto (Purple)
Kadota Yuko (Pop'n)
Kuru-Kuru Chance Iwami
Mizuta Naoshi (Groovy)
Sound Designers
Hiroaki Kondo (X68K)
Iyono Pon

Voice Actors

Ryu & Charlie
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Yuko Miyamura
Ken & Guy
Tetsuya Iwanaga
Adon, Birdie & Sodom
Wataru Takagi
Yuko Miyamura
Miki Shinichiro
Akuma & M. Bison
Tomomichi Nishimura

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1996)
Sega Saturn (1996)
Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Street Fighter Alpha Anthology")
PC [Windows 9x, CD-ROM] (1998)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
STREET FIGHTER ZERO ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SRCL-3297[1] 1995-08-21 Sony Records CD version.
Street Fighter Zero Gaiden ~Chun-Li Sets off on a Trip~ VICL-8181[2] 1995-12-16 Victor Entertainment CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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