It doesn't boast the same framerate or general visual crispness of its console and arcade brethren, but Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition retains the striking visual style of Super Street Fighter IV. That includes all of the expressive character models and the stellar animation work. The starburst special effects that accompany combo KOs are back, as are the inky contrails left behind by focus attacks. The only weak spots are visible in the rather mediocre animated cutscenes -- as they were in the console versions. The 3D isn't abused, but it isn't used in moderation. For most players, the spatial difference between the fighting action and the heads-up display will be the most prominent instances of 3D effects. Those who want something only the 3DS can provide can treat themselves to 3D Versus mode, which offers a unique and welcome new perspective dubbed "Dynamic View."
As expected, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition's sound design is identical to that of the console versions, and that's not a negative at all. The music is fast-paced and energetic, the voice acting is appropriately cheesy, and the sound effects (while not realistic) carry a lot of impact. There's simply nothing to complain about.