Unlike its predecessors, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike featured “offensive blocking (known to European and American players as Parrying), and differs from simple Blocking (guarding in the Japanese version) such that the player performing a successful Parry has no Block Stun.” ScrewAttack takes a look back at this title after the break.

After Blocking an attack, the defending player enters a brief period of Block Stun where they cannot immediately react with any hostile actions. However, as a defensive action, a Red Parry (a Parry executed during Block Stun) can be attempted should the attacker continue their barrage of attacks