Street Fighter EX
Poster for the arcade version.
Developer(s) Arika
Publisher(s) Arika / Capcom
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation
Release date November 1996
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Input methods 8-way joystick, 6 buttons
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system ZN-1
Display Raster, 640 x 480 pixels (horizontal), 65536 colors

Street Fighter EX is a 3D fighting game originally released as an arcade game for the Sony ZN hardware in 1996 . It is a spin-off of the Street Fighter series co-produced by Capcom with Arika and was the first game in the series to feature 3D graphics. It was followed by an enhanced arcade version titled Street Fighter EX Plus, as well as a PlayStation-exclusive home version titled Street Fighter EX Plus α, both released in 1997.


The Street Fighter EX fighting system uses fighting systems of the Street Fighter II and Street Fighter Alpha series. In many ways, EX still plays like a 2D fighting game, but the linear plane in which characters fight often changes along a 3D battleground. The game uses special moves and super combos familiar or similar to the previous games in the series. Like in Alpha and Darkstalkers, the super combo gauge, used to do Super Combos, was divided into three levels. The game introduces various new features to enhance the player's combat choices.

Aside from throwing the opponent or wearing away their life by using special moves to drain it, another way to fight blocking is the "Guard Break". The Guard Break is a move that, if it connects with the blocking opponent, breaks the block and makes the opponent dizzy. The Guard Break can be used at any time with one level of the super combo gauge. In EX3, The Guard Break is changed into the Surprise Blow, which still stuns enemies on contact and doesn’t need a level of the super combo gauge to work. However, unlike the previous Guard Break move, the move is guardable and stuns only if it's used on a crouching opponent.

A Special Move can be done after a Regular Move or another Special Move, this is called a "Canceling". In the process of doing a Super Combo, another Super Combo can be performed. This is called a "Super Canceling" and can be done with Super Combos. A Momentary Combo can activate a Super Combo in the middle of another Super Combo, by just pressing the punch or kick button. In tag team mode, Meteor Tag Combo is added in Street Fighter EX3.