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Unlock Shin Akuma in Street Fighter: Alpha 2

Unlock Shin Akuma in Street Fighter: Alpha 2

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Raise your hand if you thought we would finally figure out how to unlock a character for a game that released 25 years ago. Anyone? Yeah. That’s where this news is going. It has recently been discovered that you can actually unlock Shin Akuma in Street Fighter: Alpha 2 for the SNES.

Gizaha, a modder who was looking into reverse-engineering the game’s code to improve performance, accidentally came across the method to unlock Shin Akuma, something everyone in the gaming world assumed to be impossible until recently.

Before the days of the internet, gamers used to play games tirelessly to figure out secrets and cheat codes, and often times fake methods would circle around to trick many-a-gullable player.

It is mind-boggling that after 25 years, no one casually came across those code, but we are thankful for such bizarre news to start off the new year!

In order to unlock Shin Akuma in Street Fighter: Alpha 2 on the SNES (Or any port of the game), please follow these steps:

  1. Beat Alpha 2’s Arcade Mode and receive a new number-one high score
  2. Enter the initials “KAJ” when prompted to record the score and then head back to the title screen
  3. A second controller is necessary to complete the next part, as player two needs to hold down L, X, Y, and Start all together at the start screen while the first navigates and selects Versus
  4. Once the character select screen is loaded, either player can pick Shin Akuma by simply holding Start while choosing the character
  5. Akuma’s grey gi will turn purple at the stage select screen if the code was successful

This same method works in Arcade Mode as well, but it is reported that the game may face problems.

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If you still have a copy of the game laying around, take a moment to try and out this cheat code and play as Shin Akuma! You have waited 25 years at this point, and now it is time to finally play as the boss.


Thank you for stopping by Nintendo Link for all of your cheat code news and Street Fighter: Alpha 2 updates. What do you all think of this unlock after 25 years? Are you surprised? Are you going to pull out your SNES and try it out now? Let us know in the comments below! Happy gaming, everyone.

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