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Street Fighter Zero (Japan 950627)


Street Fighter Zero (c) 06/1995 Capcom.


The new look of the Street Fighter series, with ten characters including old favorites and new surprises.


- TECHNICAL -


Capcom Play System II hardware (CPS II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 11


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.63 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

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

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


- TRIVIA -


This game is known outside Japan as "Street Fighter Alpha - Warriors' Dreams".


The SF Zero series of games take place between the original "Street Fighter" and "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". The scar on Sagat's chest in "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior" is said to be from Ryu's Shouryuuken during the final battle in "Street Fighter". In SF Zero, Sagat has the scar on his chest, so it must take place after the first "Street Fighter". The character Nash was mentioned in Guile's ending in "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". He is a friend of Guile who was killed by Vega. Since Nash is still alive in the Zero 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 movie, 'Street Fighter II', where Ken and Ryu team up to fight Vega in the final battle.


Ryu / Guy stages :

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 Zero 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 and Rolento's music are 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.


Change of Race : In "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 Zero 3" winquotes (he was sick at the time of "Street Fighter") - just yet another excuse of covering up one of SF's (many) plotholes.


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


- UPDATES -


In the non-Japanese version, Nash is named 'Charlie'.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* 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.


* Play as Gouki : 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 Vega : 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)


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


* Fight against Gouki : Highlight a fighter at the character selection screen. Hold Start+HP+MK until Akuma appears and beat ups 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).


- SERIES -


1. Street Fighter (1987)

2. Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (1991)

3. Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (1992)

4. Street Fighter II' Turbo - Hyper Fighting (1992)

5. Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (1993)

6. Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge (1994)

7. Street Fighter Zero (1995)

8. Street Fighter Zero 2 (1996)

9. Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha (1996)

10. Street Fighter III - New Generation (1997)

11. Street Fighter Zero 3 (1998)

12. Street Fighter III - Second Impact : Giant Attack (1998)

13. Street Fighter III - Third Strike : Fight For The Future (1999)

14. Hyper Street Fighter II - The Anniversary Edition (2003)


- STAFF -


Planners : Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), Mucchi, H.Itsuno -Tomoshibi-

Programmers : Cham Cho Choy, Egw, 'Tege Killer' Jyaian, Knight Rider Giu, Ogt_Dm, Pon, Arikichi Kiyoko, Hard.Yas (-Gouki-), Hamachan, Shinchan (as 'Hyper Shinchan'), Super Sailor (Vega), Matsushita -Adon- Masakazu

Scroll designers : Konomi, Buppo, Shibata Kayoko, Akiko Matsunaga, Daisuke Nakagawa, Maeno Megumi, Isono, Sm, Mago, Mr. Oranda

Object designers : Eripyon.N (Dokkim), Yatsunonawa (D), Jun Matsumura (27), Makoto Ishii, Chama(c), Gonta, Ari Inukichi, Seigo Kawakami (Ushi), M. Nakatani (KotatuToNeko), Alien Pole, Kuriotoko, Chimorin Syogun, K.Takechan, Masaaki, Dway Nishimura, Norihide = Fnyako.F, Shin-Ya.M, Super-8, Masayo Tsujimoto (Noriko), R, Sagata, 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 designer : Hiroaki Kondo (X68K), Ryoji

Producer : Iyono Pon


* Voice Actors :

Ryu, Nash : Toshiyuki Morikawa

Chun-Li : Yuko Miyamura

Ken Masters, Guy : Tetsuya Iwanaga

Adon, Birdie, Sodom : Wataru Takagi

Rose : Yuko Miyamura

Sagat : Miki Shinichiro

Gouki, Vega : Tomomichi Nishimura


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

CPS Changer (1995) : which makes the game look, move and sound noticeably worse than the original CPS2 version.

Sony PlayStation (1995)

Sega Saturn (1996)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Street Fighter Zero Fighters Generation")


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows 9x, CD-ROM] (1998)