Just wanted to say “hi” and also give respect for this website and keeping the community strong.
I have been a SF junkie since Hyper Fighting in the arcade, but my experience ends at the SF Zero and Vampire Hunter games. I played SFA2 a bit while going to school in Japan, and then later I played quite a bit of SFA3 in the basement of a certain tech school in MA. Never got that good at SFA3 until I had time to play it at home using MAME. I own it for a couple home systems, but nothing is better than the true arcade experience using the genuine revised 6-button Sega pad (I bought an adapter from the now-defunct Lik Sang --_–)
Anyhow, just a little background before I get down to business.
I have been recording my speed runs in the arcade SFA3 Survival mode, and I never play below 8 difficulty. I had previously beaten the Arcade mode on level 8 w/o losing a round (and best 3/5 rounds :). Survival on 8, however, is one cheap MFing challenge. The AI is fairly diabolical, though it does exhibit a few flaws. Still, getting endlessly thrown, DPed, custom combo’d at level 8 damage handicaps will make even a saint punch his controller. I persevered and started to ALL CLAER the Survival (level 8) using…R. Mika.
I am convinced that Capcom put Mika in as the ultimate wrestling/otaku fan service. I used to think she was stupid (her sound effects can be a bit… grating tbh), but then I started recalling my old Zanghief pressure tactics and using them to craft a Mika playstyle. I settled on a somewhat frenzied A-ism that relies on footie tactics and as many super attacks as possible. I think it makes for an amusing watch.
My question is - Where should I post a friendly Survival Mode challenge? Level 8 only, ALL CLAER only, try to beat my time. I have several CLAERS in the can, and I just rendered one as my entry. I think it’s about as fast as you can clear the Survival challenge. Not sure the best way to time it, maybe char select --> ALL CLAER screen?
Does anyone still play this game? I think it’s the best SF game ever made, and certainly the funnest. But it came at an awkward time and has some terrible character portrait art. I feel like it’s a bit on the Nightwarriors end of things, moreso than SFIII.
OK, sorry to ramble, but I loves some SFA3 and R.Mika :]