- 1 Street Fighter EX
- 2 Street Fighter EX Plus
- 3 Street Fighter EX Plus α
- 4 Street Fighter EX 2
- 5 Street Fighter EX 2 Plus
- 6 Street Fighter EX 3
Play as Akuma
Get 8 continuous wins against the computer (do not lose a round), or 32 continuous wins against a human opponent.
Win with at least 2 perfects, 4 Super Combo finishes, at least one level 3 Super Combo finish, and a minimum number of comboed hits for particular characters:
- Allen, Darun
- Ryu, Ken, Zangief, Pullum, Cracker Jack, Blair
- Guile, Hokuto, Skullomania, Kairi
- Doctrine Dark
Skullomania alternate colors
Highlight Skullomania, press and hold Start, and press any button to select Skullomania in a different color.
|- Black||- Red||- Blue|
|- Green||- Yellow||- Pink|
Time release characters
Allen, Blair, Darun, and Kairi all become selectable after a machine has been in operation for over approximately 400 hours. Move the cursor beyond the visible row of characters to select them. Akuma also become selectable without the use of a code after approximately 600 hours.
Play as Evil Ryu
Play as Evil Hokuto
(This trick will only work once Evil Hokuto's portrait appears in the high score ranking chart, approximately two weeks after the machine has been in operation.) Highlight Akuma and press Start three times. Then highlight Kairi and press Start two times. Finally, highlight Hokuto and press or .
Play as Cycloid β
(This trick will only work once Cycloid β's portrait appears in the high score ranking chart, approximately 200 hours after the machine has been in operation.) Highlight Pullum and press Start four times. Then highlight Ryu and press Start three times. Finally, highlight Blair and press or .
Play as Cycloid γ
(This trick will only work once Cycloid γ's portrait appears in the high score ranking chart, approximately four weeks after the machine has been in operation.) Highlight Garuda and press Start five times. Then highlight Guile and press Start four times. Finally, highlight Doctrine Dark and press or .
Fight Akuma in every stage
- Have one player accomplish earning a fight with Akuma in stage 10.
- Have another player challenge and defeat the original player.
- Have the original player continue the game and fight against the challenger.
- The original player should win the fight.
The game will be back on Stage 1, and the challenger in every stage will be Akuma.
As you play through Expert Mode, you will earn points. Earn enough points, and a hidden character will be enabled:
|600||CPU M. Bison|
Options Plus Menu
If you manage to successfully complete all 220 missions in mission mode, you will enable the Options Plus menu inside of the Options menu. Initially, only one menu option will be available. To enable the rest, set the enemy option to "Plus," which will permit you to fight against CPU Akuma and CPU Garuda, but prevent you from fighting against Dhalsim and Sakura. Defeat CPU Akuma by reaching him using the method described above. When you do, the remaining options will be open to you. The options that are made available to you as a result are only applicable to training mode.
Alternatively, it can also be unlocked, initially, by completing Arcade mode.
Team battle mode tricks
Once per game, you may allow the computer to take control of your fighter. Before a Team Battle fight begins, press and hold +. You can also hide your selections from the other player by holding down before selecting your characters.
Barrel Bonus game
On the main menu, highlight "Practice" and press . Then press , , , , , and again. If you see the "Here comes a new game mode" message, the Barrel bonus game will be available. Enter the Practice menu, and select the new option called "Bonus". You need to input this code every time you play a new game. However, if you complete Expert Mode, you may enter the code, and then save your game, and it will remain available.
Alternate outfit colors
Play as maskless Vega
Play as Shadow Geist or Kairi
Both characters become available for selection when all of the characters on the Score Ranking table have at least 500,000 points each. To unlock them automatically, enter the Test Mode of the arcade. Go to the Color Menu and input the following sequence of buttons from the Player 1 (left) side: . If you receive the "Here comes a new challenger" message, the code was input successfully, and you must restart the machine.
Play as Nanase and Garuda
These characters may only be activated after Kairi and Shadow Geist are available. They become available when all entries in the Score Ranking table add up to at least 28,000,000 points. To unlock them automatically, enter the Test Mode of the arcade. Go to the Color Menu and input the following sequence of buttons from the Player 1 (left) side: . If you receive the "Here comes a new challenger" message, the code was input successfully, and you must restart the machine.
Time release characters (Arcade only)
Garuda, Shadow Geist, and Kairi each become available after the machine has been operating for a long period of time.
Garuda appears after 100 hours of activation.
Shadow Geist appears after 200 hours of activation.
Kairi appears after 400 hours of activation.
Once Garuda is available, on the Player Select screen there will be arrows to the left of Guile and to the right of Blanka. The arrows indicate how to select the available hidden time release characters.
Manually unlock bonuses
Expert Mode Unlocks
|Garuda||Complete all Rank E missions for all 20 characters.|
|Bonus Games||Complete all Rank D missions for any 20 characters.|
|Shadow Geist||Complete all Rank C missions for all 21 characters.|
|Kairi||Complete all Rank B missions for all 22 characters|
|Hayate||Complete all missions for every character.|
|Maniac Mode||Complete all A missions for every character (including Hayate).|
Arcade Mode Unlock
|Vs. M. Bison II||Complete arcade mode by facing and defeating M. Bison II once.|
|Garuda||Complete arcade mode (view the a characters ending) with 10 different characters.|
|Shadow Geist||Complete arcade mode with 5 additional characters.|
|Kairi||Complete arcade mode with 5 additional characters, and face and defeat M. Bison II at least once.|
Extra Random Select
In certain modes (Arcade, Vs, Team, and Vs. Vega II), you can have your character be randomly chosen every battle, simply by highlighting a random select square (? box), holding , and pressing any button. When you hold Start, the words 'EXTRA' should appear, and during actual gameplay, your character's name will be in orange instead of white. After each battle (even for the bonus stages), your character will be randomly chosen (this also happens if you Quick Select after losing to Kairi or Shadow Geist).
Fight Shadow Geist
You can fight Shadow Geist on the 3rd or 4th stage. You must play without losing a round or continuing, and perform at least one Excel Combo per round on Stage 2 or 3. You don't have to kill your opponent with the Excel, but you do need to damage them while the Excel is active. If you have the rounds set to 1, then you need only do one Excel combo on stage 2 or 3.
You can fight Kairi on the 3rd or 4th stage. You must play without losing a round or continuing, and perform at least 4 Meteor Combo finishes and 2 Perfect wins before the 3rd or 4th stage in order for him to appear. If you have the rounds set to 1, then you need 2 Meteor Combo finishes and 1 Perfect win.
Fight M. Bison II
You can fight M. Bison II only after beating regular M. Bison. You must reach him without losing a single round or continuing. There are a few ways to make M. Bison II appear, but the simplest method is performed by beating Kairi or Shadow Geist, then beating M. Bison with a special finish (SC, MC, or Excel).
Every time you beat Original Mode, you will unlock a hidden character. They are unlocked in this order: Sagat, M. Bison, Garuda, Shadow Geist, Kairi, Pullum, Area, Darun, and Rosso. It does not matter what difficulty you play on or whether or not you continue.
Original Mode unlocks
Fight a secret character
In Original Mode, you can fight a secret character on Stage 5 instead of your normal opponent (Sagat). To do this, you must finish the first four stages with a Meteor Combo, Meteor Tag Combo, or Critical Parade. It's okay if you have to use continues. Depending on who you are playing as, you will fight these characters:
- Hokuto or Nanase will fight Kairi at Stage 5.
- Skullomania or Sharon will fight Shadow Geist at Stage 5.
- Ken, Sagat, Sakura, M. Bison, or M. Bison II will fight Evil Ryu at Stage 5.
Fight M. Bison II
To fight M. Bison II, choose Original Mode and set the difficulty to Normal. By the time you reach the final stage, you must have earned 500,000 or more points, not used any continues, and finished off each character with a combo. To fight M. Bison II on Hard difficulty, you must have not used any continues by the time you reach the final stage. Sometimes, M. Bison II is your only opponent, while at other times, you have the choice of choosing between fighting him or regular M. Bison.
Fight True M. Bison
Play Original Mode with the difficulty set to Hard. By the time you reach the final stage, you must have earned 500,000 points and not used any continues. In addition, you must finish each round with a Meteor Combo, Meteor Tag Combo, or Critical Parade (which is the only way to earn that many points in only five rounds).