Sure, there are already a bazillion versions of this one, but in full 3D? SSFIV 3D packs the same modes, characters, and stages found in both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, and even manages to sneak in a few 3DS-exclusive features, including a snazzy new over-the-shoulder 3D combat mode, plus a StreetPass battle mode (we couldn’t test this mode, but it involves prefiguring fighter figurines, and then letting them auto-fight other 3DS passers-by while the system’s in your pocket). The game looks terrific for a portable version, though the 3D effect is rather subtle in the normal game view; and the 3DS’s d-pad controls everything surprisingly well. All in all, this is a strong buy if you’re looking for a solid fighter to play on the go.
PCW Rating: 4 stars [out of 5]