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Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Alpha 2 marquee.
No screen shot.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1996
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 18 ROMs
28,573,696 bytes (27.25 MiB)
MAME ID sfa2 · sfz2a · sfz2aa · sfz2ab · sfz2ah · sfz2aj · sfz2b · sfz2br1 · sfz2h · sfz2j · sfz2n

About The Game

Street Fighter Alpha 2 is a one-on-one fighting arcade video game featuring eighteen fighters and a few Final Fight alumni.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

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

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

Trivia

Released in March 1996.

This game is known as "Street Fighter Alpha 2" in the United States of America, Canada, and Europe, and as "Street Fighter Zero 2" in all other locations.

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

In Guy's stage you will see many familiar faces from "Final Fight". There's Mike and Jessica Haggar, Cody, Poison, Andorre and a few other bosses in the background - most of the Final Fight characters that have gone on to other games are there.

In Rose's battle location there are represented the 'gondola', those typical of Venice. This is clearly a wrong cultural knowledge of Capcom's programmers.

Here is a list of cameo in Ken's Yacht stage :

  • Eliza (It's her birthday after all!)
  • Lynn Kurosawa (from Alien Vs Predator)
  • Morrigan, Felicia, Lord Raptor & Hsien-Ko (these last two are pretty much alive in this cameo, unlike in the Darkstalkers & Vampire Savior games!) :)
  • A few thugs from Final Fight (working as waiters?!)

Dan Hibiki, the pink-clad Shotokan fighter, was an attempt by Capcom to make fun of SNK fighting games. Ryo Sakazaki was thought to be so much like Ryu that Capcom had to make a statement. Dan is mainly a hybrid of Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia from the Art of Fighting series. This is most evident in his appearance in which he has Robert Garcia's trademark pony tail and Ryo Sakazaki's black undershirt. His animations were heavily tailored to look like a take on the aforementioned characters. Dan's father was killed by Sagat (This is the man who Sagat hits with a Tiger Uppercut during the Ryu vs. Sagat intro in Alpha 3), so Dan developed his own style of fighting called 'Saikyo-ryuu', which is Japanese for 'strongest style', a poke at the "Art of Fighting" 'Kyokugen' karate style ('Kyokugen" is Japanese for 'extreme'). Fei Long makes a guest appearance in Dan's stage.

The sumo wrestler 'Fujinoyama' that Sodom challenges in his ending had so much of a resemblance to E. Honda that Capcom, for Alpha 3, changed it to E. Honda.

The Australian prairie stage where Sagat fights Ryu is based on the opening scene of the animated 'Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie', in which Ryu and Sagat fight in a prairie during a thunderstorm.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Street Fighter Zero 2 : Capcom Game Soundtrack - VIZL-24) on 21/06/1996.

Updates

In the Japanese version, specific locations are displayed on the 'next stage' screen. The American version just tells you which country the stage is in. Perhaps someone at Capcom USA was too lazy to translate the location-specific text (which is in Japanese) and just used the country name (which is in English). Below are the place names that were left out of the American version, translated into English: -

Character Stage Location
Ryu Suzaku Castle, Japan
(Sagat vs.) Ryu a big prairie, Australia
Ken San Francisco Bay, USA
Chun-Li Beijing, China
Sagat Ayuthaya Temple Ruins, Thailand
Adon Bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thailand
Birdie London Station Underground, England
Charlie Detroit Highway, USA
Guy Metro City, USA
Rose Genova City Port, Italy
Sodom Arizona Desert, USA
M. Bison Atop the VTOL, Brazil
(Charlie vs.) M. Bison Guiana Highlands - Great Waterfalls, Venezuela
Akuma Gokuentou, Japan
Dan Temple Street, Hong Kong
Dhalsim Bank of the Ganges River, India
Zangief Bilsk Steelworks, USSR
Gen Shanghai, China
Rolento New York, USA
Sakura Setagaya-ku, 2-Choume, Tokyo, Japan

After the first release of "Street Fighter Alpha 2", an upgraded version of the game called "Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold" was released in arcades exclusively in Japan (where it was known as "Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha") in 1996 and to home consoles in North America in 1997. It included some enhancements like new moves, a unique variation of Sakura, the survival mode, the dramatic battle and the player was able to fight with Zangief, Dhalsim and Evil Ryu.

Tips and tricks

Alternate Costume Colours

Highlight a fighter at the character selection screen and press punch or kick for the 2 standard outfits (punch is the original colour). For 2 alternative outfits press 2 punch or 2 kick buttons together.

Alternate Chun-Li Costumes

Hold Start and highlight Chun-Li at the character selection screen. After five seconds, press LP, MP, or HP for a blue costume (without trousers); press LP+MP+HP for a pink costume.

Play As Evil Ryu

Highlight Ryu at the character selection screen, then press Start for 1 second. Then highlight Adon, Akuma, Adon, then return to Ryu. Then hold Start for 1 second, while holding start press any attack button.

Grass Stage

Select two player mode. Hold Start at the character selection screen, then highlight Sagat for five seconds. Then highlight any character, release Start and press any attack button.

Waterfall Stage

Select two player mode. Hold Start at the character selection screen, then highlight M. Bison for five seconds. Then highlight any character, release Start and press any attack button.

Sari In Every Stage

In Dhalsim's stage you may have noticed a girl who cheers for him. That is Sari, his wife. When you play as Dhalsim, its possible to make her appear on every fight by holding down LP+HK before the fight starts (You must do this at the beginning of every round).

Alternate Sodom Stage

An alternate version of Sodom's stage appears every 4096 matches. The artwork on his truck is different. The Japanese text is replaced with English and the man on the side of the trailer is now wearing sunglasses. This alternate version of the stage is the one used in Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold.

Fight Against Shin Akuma

It only works with the characters first colour (means the original colour). Fight through the Game without losing a single round. Get at least 3 perfect wins and 3 super special finishes. Shin Akuma appears as your last boss now.

Series

  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)

Staff

Planner
Noritaka Funamizu (poo)
Neo_G
Kanetaka
Programmers
Cham Cho Choy
Pon
Arikichi Kiyoko
Hard.Yas (-Becret Player-)
Shinchan (as 'Hyper Shinchan')
Super Sailor (Birdie)
Scroll Designers
Konomi
Shibata Kayoko
Daisuke Nakagawa
Y.Kyo
Kisabon
Ohnishi
Tama
M.Chiezou
Kazu.T
Takapon
Yoichi Tanoue (Tanopu)
Yamamoto.K
Megu Megu
Buchi
Hirokazu Yonezuka
Kanno
Inoyan
Shinnosuke
Hooly
Fukumoyan
Otsuki Teikoku
Object Designers
Eripyon.N (Eri-Eri)
Ball Boy
Yu-Suke
Makoto Ishi
A. Iwasaki
Arahi Juf
Seigo Kawakami (Ushi)
K.Takechan
Alien Pole
Kuri Geruge
Nasaaki
Masayo Tsujimoto
Shinya Miyamoto
Rumi-Yamaguchi
Chimorin Shogun
H.I.=rassi
Takayuki Kosaka
Reiko Komatsu
Sagata
Visual Planner
Mucchi (Harvo.M)
Original Artwork
Holyhomerun
All Sound Produced By
Arcade Sound Team
Sound & Voices
Hiroaki Kondo (X68K)
Music Compose & Arrange
Syun Nishigaki
Setsuo Yamamoto
Tatsuro Zuzuki (Tatsuro-)
Producer
Noritaka Funamizu (poo)

Voice Actors

Ryu
Katashi Ishizuka
Adon, Gen, Zangief, Birdie & Sodom
Wataru Takagi
Chun-Li
Yuko Miyamura
Ken & Guy
Tetsuya Iwanaga
Dhalsim
Yoshiharu Yamada
Sakura
Yuko Sasamoto
Rolento
Jin Yamanoi
Charlie
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Rose
Yuko Miyamura
Sagat
Miki Shinichiro
Akuma & M. Bison
Tomomichi Nishimura
Dan
Osamu Hosoi

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Nintendo Super Famicom (1996)
Sega Saturn ("Street Fighter Zero 2 Dash" / "Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold")
Sega Saturn (1996)
Sega Saturn (1997, "Street Fighter Collection")
Sega Saturn (1998, as "Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha")
Sony PlayStation ("Street Fighter Zero 2 Dash" / "Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold")
Sony PlayStation (1996)
Sony PlayStation (1998, as "Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Street Fighter Alpha Anthology")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Street Fighter Zero - Fighter's Generation")
Computers 
PC [MS Windows 9x] (1997)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
STREET FIGHTER ZERO2 CAPCOM GAME SOUNDTRACK VIZL-24[1] 1996-06-21 Victor Entertainment 2 CD version.
Street Fighter Zero 2 Underground Mixxes "Da Soundz of Spasm" VICL-2172[2] 1996-07-24 Victor Entertainment Inc. CD version.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Underground Mixxes "Da Soundz of Spasm" PLCDG-1009-2[3] 1997-05-24 Pioneer LDCE Ltd. CD version.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Underground Mixxes "Da Soundz of Spasm" CD-SF01[4] 1998-08-01 Viz Media CD version.
Street Fighter Zero 2 Another Story ~Sakura: Extremely dangeous female high-school student~ VICL-8201[5] 1996-07-03 Victor Entertainment, Inc. CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.