By Justin ‘AdaptiveTrigger’ Gordon
In Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold features a number of secret characters (mostly alternate versions of already existing characters) that can be selected through specific inputs at the character selection screen. Desk recently uploaded a unique combo video that also provides interesting details about these secret fighters.
There are a total of 12 of these secret characters present in Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold. They are Cammy (wasn’t available in the arcade version of Street Fighter Alpha 2), Shin Akuma, Evil Ryu, Alternate Chun-Li (Street Fighter 2), EX Ryu, EX Ken, EX M. Bison, EX Chun-Li, Alternate Sakura, EX Sagat, EX Zangief, and EX Dhalsim.
Cammy is depicted in her Killer Bee outfit in Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold. To unlock her, the player must get a high score with M. Bison and enter the initials “CAM.” After that, the player must then highlight M. Bison on the character select screen and then press start twice.
Though Cammy originally hails from Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers, Cammy’s sprite in this game comes directly from X-Men vs. Street Fighter.
Shin Akuma, who is obviously an even more overpowered version of Akuma, can be selected by highlighting Akuma on the character select screen, and then by hitting start five times. This fighter has access to his double air fireballs from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and can easily perform infinites against opponents.
The “EX” characters removes a number of features from fighters such as air guarding and even their super meters. EX characters tend to function more like how they appeared in Street Fighter 2.
Alternate Sakura is the only alternate version of a character that doesn’t have any noticeable balance tweaks to her list of moves. Instead, Sakura gets access to more alternate colors than any other character in Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold.
During the video, Desk provides a quick overview on the origins of every secret character and some interesting trivia surrounding them. Check it all out below:
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