Let’s face it, at this point I could just slap a placeholder on the first third of this review with a logo saying ‘Insert Retro Collection Review Intro Here’. In 2018, these collections have become so ubiquitous that going through the reasons why companies repackage old games with high nostalgia value seems completely redundant.
Instead, let’s get into the meat of things. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (henceforth referred to as SF30, for the sake of my keyboard) collects the major Street Fighter arcade releases up to 2008’s Street Fighter IV. That gets you the original Street Fighter (1987), five versions of Street Fighter II (1991–1994), Street Fighter Alpha 1–3 (1995–1998), and last but not least the three iterations of Street Fighter III (1999).