In light of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection‘s release, I’ve been bombarded with requests to do some Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike character tutorials. It warms my heart to think that people want to learn my favorite title in the franchise even twenty years down the line, so I’m only happy to oblige. I’ve done Ryu and Ken so far, and my latest video now covers Alex, the stated protagonist of 3rd Strike. Alex has a very unusual and versatile toolset, with high damage, high dizzy output, and a rushdown/mix-up playstyle representing Street Fighter III’s gameplay shift on the whole. Alex is a very popular character despite middling tournament success over the lifespan of the game. He’s built around making reads, pursuing aggressive parries, and capitalizing on momentum. He’s also simple and easy to pick up, which I think makes him a decent entry point to the SFIII series.
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And don’t miss out on my guides to 3rd Strike system mechanics: