There used to be a way of getting akuma as a selectable player in the arcade. IT involved hovering over 4 or 5 characters for 5 seconds on the character selection scene. Can anyone remember it or even know if its the same cheat for the console edition? Apart from that its good to be playing a blast from the past, the new version of the game (SFIII) included on the disc is quite addictive too by the way (in which you can select akuma from the menu) with a whole host of new fighters. It seemed a bit lame at first and not as polished but after 5 or 6 matches it grew on me.