Street Fighter Alpha 2 - Gameplay


Street Fighter Alpha 2 retains most of the new features introduced in the original Street Fighter Alpha, such as the three-level Super Combo gauge, Alpha Counters, Air-Blocking and Fall Breaking. The main new feature in the game is the inclusion of the Custom Combo system (Original Combo in Japan), which replaces the Chain Combos from the first Alpha. If the Super Combo gauge is on Lv. 1 or above, the player can initiate a Custom Combo pressing two punch buttons and a kick simultaneously (or vice versa). The player can then perform any series of basic and special moves to create a Custom Combo until the Timer Gauge at the bottom of the screen runs out. The only characters that can still perform Chain Combos in the game are Guy and Gen, but only to a limited extent. Additionally, each character now has two Alpha Counters instead of just one: one that can be performed with a kick button and another with a punch button.

The single-player mode, much like the original Street Fighter Alpha, consist of eight matches with computer-controlled opponents, including a fixed final opponent whose identity depends on the player's selected character. Each character also has a secret "rival" whom they can face during the course of the single-player mode after meeting certain requirements, in which then the rival will interrupt one of the player's regularly scheduled matches and exchange dialogue with the player's character. With Akuma now a regular character, a more powerful version of the character dubbed "Shin Akuma" replaces him as a secret opponent. Unlike Super Turbo and the original Alpha, Shin Akuma challenges the player before the player's final opponent, rather than as an alternate final boss.

Character Origin Stage Voice actor
Ryu Street Fighter Suzaku Castle, Japan Katashi Ishizuka
Chun-Li Street Fighter II Beijing, China Yuko Miyamura
Charlie (Nash in Japan) Street Fighter Alpha Detroit Highway, USA Toshiyuki Morikawa
Ken Street Fighter San Francisco Bay, USA Tetsuya Iwanaga
Guy Final Fight Metro City, USA Tetsuya Iwanaga
Birdie Street Fighter W.C. in the London Underground, England Wataru Takagi
Sodom Final Fight Arizona Desert, USA Wataru Takagi
Adon Street Fighter Bank of the Chaophraya River, Thailand Wataru Takagi
Rose Street Fighter Alpha Genoa City Port, Italy Yuko Miyamura
Sagat Street Fighter Ruins of the Ayutthaya Temple, Thailand Miki Shinichiro
Bison (Vega in Japan) Street Fighter II Atop the VTOL, Brazil Tomomichi Nishimura
Akuma (Gouki in Japan) Super Street Fighter II Turbo Gokuento Island, Japan Tomomichi Nishimura
Dan Street Fighter Alpha Temple Street, Hong Kong Osamu Hosoi
Zangief Street Fighter II Bilsk Steelworks, USSR Wataru Takagi
Dhalsim Street Fighter II Bank of the Ganges River, India Yoshiharu Yamada
Rolento Final Fight New York City, USA Jin Yamanoi
Gen Street Fighter Shanghai, China Wataru Takagi
Sakura First Appearance Setagaya-ku Ni-chome, Tokyo, Japan Yuko Sasamoto

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