Shaun had a quick post the other day about the TMNT game for Game Boy Advance, and this reminded me of two things. The first is that I haven’t written anything for Toronto Thumbs in a good long while. The second is that I have a particular favourite game for the Game Boy Advance. It’s a giant-size arcade game in a diminutive cartridge: Street Fighter Alpha 3.
I play this game every week, in short bursts. It’s great for its pick-up-and-play factor and if you can get past the fact that the GBA is short a set of buttons (you need to push both punches or both kicks at the same time for the third punch or kick strength, depending on your configuration) it’s an outstanding port. And M. Bison is still a jerkface jerk!
If you can find a used copy of this game anywhere, and if you have ever liked a Street Fighter game, I strongly recommend picking it up. It’s incredible how much detail and fun has been crammed into this little gem.