Gamer On Budgets Pt.3 (Hand-held edition.)
Written by: Johnny Marcondes
While typically on the "Gamer On Budgets" posts we show console titles due to their prices. I mean at $59.99 per game, it all does add up so whenever we find great games that most gamers might have looked over now for cheap we share them with you. This will the first edition of "Gamer On Budgets" where the title will a hand-held title. There are numerous titles that just because it's for one system people might see it as inferior. Truth be told great games are great games despite which system it's for. While not exactly new titles don’t let their release dates fool you. Each title that will be revealed (once a week), deserves the attention of every gamer. Now at a reduced price, these titles are easily going to give you that bang for your buck.
Super Street Fighter IV 3D. (Nintendo 3DS)
Super Street Fighter 4 3D was one of the main launch titles for the Nintendo 3DS. But is this title just a poorly done port of the console version, or does it have more to offer? While this is somewhat of a port, that doesn't necessary make it a bad one. Super Street Fighter 4 3D includes every character you have on the console version, along with alternative costumes. Being that this is an older title, characters such as Oni, evil Ryu and others appearing on Arcade Edition wont be included. Everything from the console version of SSF4 is here, including challenges, trails, trophies and icons to unlock. It may be a port but it's far from a watered down one.
As far as graphics go SSF4 3D looks great. While impressive on a small screen, that doesn't mean it's without its problems. The character models look sharp and crisp, each character looks just as good as his/her console counter part. However the backgrounds have taken a hit. For those who have played the console version of the game, know that the backgrounds should look just as sharp as the characters. Here however the backgrounds feel a bit flat and just dull at times, it should be taken into consideration that due to it being on a hand-held this isn't uncommon. For a handheld version of street fighter, its one of the best you'll get a chance to play. While there have been other street fighter games for handhelds(street fighter alpha series for the PSP). Nintendo and Capcom found the perfect balance for this 3DS port, maintaining its gorgeous character molds while being limited by the handhelds graphics it is really impressive.
- The character models look great
- If you're new to the series this is a great place to start
- Online play is great
- All the trials are back and icons/trophies to unlock will keep you busy
- Touch pad can make the game a little more interesting offering more strategy
- All the characters from the console version are here
- Figures and Street Pass mode gives you a reason to collect
- It feels like a Street Fighter game
- 3D isn't really necessary in a 2D fighting game
- Backgrounds take a serious hit and end up looking dull
- If you played the console version there's not a lot of new stuff to see
New - $9.99 - $17.69
Used - $12.50
New - $29.99
Used - $19.99