Yes, time has been kind to Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. Having been released at perhaps the worst time for a fighting game to come to an arcade, it was unabashedly targeted to the hardest of its hardcore followers. But it's to these people that gamers can thank for keeping the fire lit for so long. The game is in resurgence in competitive circles, and has become revered amongst critics and players as the years have passed. Now on its 20th birthday, many dutifully accept it as one of the all-timers, the masterpiece that it’s always been.