Super Street Fighter 4 was released on the xbox 360 and ps3 way back in april of last year to critical acclaim. It was praised for its slick graphics, highly polished game engine and spectacular multiplayer functionality. And this is the game that the 3ds has got.
This isn't just a half baked port of the hd console game; it has every single fighter, every single stage, and nearly every mode of its home console counterparts, albeit with less flashy graphics. That being said the graphics are still beautiful, and the 3d really adds a sense of immersion to the fighting experience. Unfortunately the backgrounds in the stages no longer move, but there had to be sacrifices made somewhere and frankly I'd much rather lose out on a moving background than on characters.
There are even a number of additions to the game. There is now an option to have complicated moves mapped to touch screen buttons, making the game a lot more accessible for newcomers. As a street fighter fan that avidly memorises all the button presses required to pull off the complicated special moves I was at first mortified by this addition, but there is the option to turn these off for the full hardcore experience. The buttons are a blessing if you are just getting into street fighter, and allow you to concentrate more on the timing of your moves rather than memorising the presses required. There are also some neat additions in the guise of StreetPass and SpotPass funtionality. In terms of StreePass there are over 499 figures to collect (lol 500) and battle with random people (don't worry parents- they don't meet the people they battle) and these take forever to collect. Capcom are also using SpotPass to distribute things like these figures.
In short, this is amazing. Super Street Fighter 4 in 3d on a portable console. What more could you ask for?