The Alpha series is quite different from its predecessor, it is much faster and has more spunk. The Alpha series introduced many new concepts like a power-up gauge for each player. This power-up gauge can be used to unleash a super-combo that can turn a game around within seconds.

This is the daddy of all fighting games; no strings attached pure unadulterated-multilevel-fighting that is sure to rush adrenaline right up to your head. This is the game that inspired many movies like Bloodsport, KickBoxer and the really awful movie inspired by the game called Street Fighter.