Allen Snider

Allen Snider is one of the Street Fighter EX series characters and made his debut as a time-locked fighter back in 1996. In the Street Fighter EX Plus and the Playstation versions, he was playable from the start. While he did not return in the two SFEX sequels, he made it into Fighting Layer, another fighting game by Arika and released only for Japanese arcades in 1998

After that, nothing was seen from him anymore except short and un canon appearances in a few Street Fighter comics until Arika was releasing Fighting EX Layer, a spiritual successor of their earlier games in 2017 where Allen Snider returned with an updated design. 

Allen Snider was a pretty cool character design, and while he was a “shoto” like Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Sakura, and Kairi in the game he still had his unique moves and most of all..these damn cool sideburns which made him kinda looking like a young Chuck Norris.

In SFEX his story is about being a rival of Ken Masters after getting beaten by him. In the home versions of SFEX there are no epilogues sadly and so it is unknown to me if he beat Ken in his official ending in the Japanese arcade version.

Allen got included in our SF Art Tribute in 2012 of course, but there are really only a very few official artworks and fan arts as well about him.

Allen from the Street Fighter EX Games: an Overview

Charactername: Allen Snider   Developed /Created by Arika
Gameseries:  Street Fighter EX & Fighting Layer   First seen in: Arcades 
First Game:  Street Fighter EX   Year first seen in: 1996
Last Game:  Fighting EX Layer (2017)   Birthplace: USA
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Playstyle: All Shoto Characters from SF
Has Relations to:  Ken Masters (Rival)   See also:  


Official Game Art, like promotional Illustrations of Allen Snider:

Allen Snider Fighting Layer In Game Art

Fighting Layer (1998)



Sadly there is almost nothing available for Allen Snider, just his official Street Fighter EX illustration, the left image was made via a screenshot from the Fighting Layer game itself.

Allen Snider Street Fighter EX Official Art

Street Fighter EX (1996)

Allen Snider in SFEX

Allen Snider in SFEX

Allen Snider SFEX Ending

 In his Street Fighter EX +@ ending, Allen is fighting two giant muay thai statues




 Allen Snider in the Game-Art-HQ Art Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter in 2012

Allen Snider SF Tribute 1 

Back in December 2011 we organized a very big Art Tribute for the 25th Anniversary of the Street Fighter series.

And while Allen Snider and the SFEX games are not developed by Capcom and therefore, not counted “canon” we included Allen and everyone else from the Street Fighter EX games in our project.

Allen Snider Street Fighter

Allen Snider got also drawn by Francis Lim as a submission to our Street Fighter EX Art Contest back in March 2011 which was our first Art Contest ever!

Allen Snider SF Tribute 2 


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Allen Snider

Allen Snider SFEX by Fredrik Mattsson

Allen Snider

by Fredrik Mattsson

Allen Snider by_truecatmaster

Allen Snider

by Augusto César Alvarado R.

Allen Snider SFEX by_tovio911

Allen Snider

by Tovio Rogers

Allen Snider Sprite Art

Allen Sprite-Art

by Kurotoboe