30th Anniversary Collection
ABOUT: Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary
Collection released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in May 2018. This
compilation package contains 12 "arcade perfect" titles from Street Fighter history
(arguably 12 of the all-time best Street Fighter games ever created). The title originally retailed for $39.99. The game includes Online Mode features (for 4 of the games featured in the collection), as well as Museum, Interactive Timeline, Character Bios, and Save
if this image doesn't
trigger nostalgia, your childhood wasn't as good as mine.
30th Anniversary Collection contains
12 of the all time best Street Fighter games, including: Street Fighter,
Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion
Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II:
Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter
Alpha 3, Street
Fighter III: New Generation, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, Street Fighter III: 3rd
Strike. By pre-ordering the game, players also received a
digital copy of Ultra Street Fighter IV for free.
- Have the desire to duke it out against fighters around the
world? Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter
II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd
Strike are all playable online! In addition to Ranked and
Casual Matches, up to four players can join a lobby where they can
play against the CPU while waiting for their next match – a
throwback to those days of waiting for a second player to
challenge you in the arcades. Each of these titles will have their
own global leaderboard to ensure bragging rights can be proved.
Online play also features "rewind" technology that
provides low-latency matches with the ability to adjust your own
input latency via the in-game menu.
in the house? Sign me up.
in the nostalgic feels of Street Fighter in the Museum, a
collection of stunning concept art, pitch documents, and
little-known facts behind each game's release.
Timeline – Who needs time travel when you have the
Interactive Timeline where you can browse all 30 years of Street
Fighter and see how the series has evolved.
Bios – Did you know Chun-Li likes crepes? See how your
favorite characters have changed over time by reading up on their
backgrounds, stories, and personal traits. You can even view each
character’s sprites and animations in each title!
Relive all of the Alpha titles! With the exception of SFA2: Gold and SFA3: Max. :(
Player – You won't just see the history, you’ll also
be able to hear it through the Music Player, so sit back
and let the retro notes of memorable Street Fighter tracks
flow through your ears. Find out if Guile's Theme really does go
with everything (it does)!
– Don't worry about abandoning the fight in single-player
modes! You can save your progress and resume at any time for any
of the 12 titles.
The Nintendo Switch version of the Street Fighter 30th: Anniversary
Collection contains an exclusive recreation of Super Street Fighter
II: The Tournament Battle, a special arcade-only version of Super Street
Fighter II which featured the networking of 4 arcade cabinets and allows
up to 8 players to compete in a bracket-based tournament.
|| Yoshinori Ono
4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC
Zangief, Ken Masters, E.Honda,
Long, Dee Jay, T.
Hawk, Adon, Guy,
Dan Hibiki, Cody,
Ryu, Shin Akuma, Dudley,
2021: SF30th Anniversary Tarot Card Artwork by Hinanana
Fighter: Anniversary Collection, Street
Fighter Alpha: Anthology, Street
Fighter V, SFV: Arcade
SF4, Super SF4: Arcade Edition, Super
Super SF4: 3D
Fighter 4, Street Fighter 6, Street
Fighter X Tekken, Street
Fighter 2, SF2: Champion Edition,
SF2: Turbo, Super SF2, Super
SF2 Turbo, Super SF2 Turbo Revival,
SSF2T HD Remix,
Street Fighter III: New Generation,
SFIII: 2nd Impact, SFIII: 3rd Strike, SFIII: 3rd
Strike OE, Street
Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, SFA3, SFA3 Upper,
Options / Extras
7.5 / 10
Intro / Presentation
7.0 / 10
Replayability / Fun
7.0 / 10
7.4 / 10
Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection is a love letter to lifelong fans of Capcom's timeless fighting franchise. While it's heart is definitely in the right place, there are some flaws worth reading about (so continue reading). On the
bright side... the Interactive Timeline, Fun Facts, Music, and Art Galleries of SF:30th might make this package an immediate must-own for most fighting game historians and enthusiasts.
No load times on game start, save states, and various graphical options are nice features. However, the collection doesn't come without flaws. For starters: A wonky button configuration screen and no online or practice mode for "most" of the featured games. For the games that do have online and practice modes, they are
mostly functional and feel nearly
arcade-perfect, but for the nitpickers... there are some inconsistencies and the ports definitely aren't the best ports available in terms of performance.
Anniversary Collection on PS2 was a solid and memorable package for its time (in addition
Street Fighter Alpha: Anthology). As good as those package were, there was no online mode at all... so you needed to
have actual human friends over to enjoy it to the fullest. Those were the days
case your local friends don't play anymore, SF:30th
at least lets you attempt to play some of the all-time best Street Fighter titles online with other
the comfort of your own home. The 4-player battle lobbies are a nice touch and work pretty well. The netcode has its ups and downs, and while imperfect, offers a "playable" experience at the very least.
Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection should offer
years of replayability online and offline with new and old friends. If you've enjoyed the Fighters Generation website for historical value and nostalgia over the years... you should probably check out SF: 30th Anniversary Collection for the same reason. As a Street Fighter
fan since the birth of the genre, I'm personally happy this package exists. If Capcom released an update adding Practice and Online Modes to some of the other games (or even additional games), this package could've been a lot better. There are some disappointing aspects of this collection, considering its potential, but 30th Anniversary Collection
is probably worth owning for most Street Fighter fans.
~TFG Webmaster |