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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Dreamcast)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Button-mashing raised to the level of art WizardX (116) unrated
Addictive yet repetitive Robyrt (51) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
"I Wanna Take You For A Ride..."-Lyrics from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 MasterMegid (897) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Marvel vs. Capcom, what more can i say. Derrick Igbo (3) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
It wont get u hooked Lee Redfern (20) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (60 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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The Video Game Critic
This game has an incredible number of modes and options, and you can accumulate points to purchase new characters or outfits. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is one of the best fighters I've played on the Dreamcast system.
GamePro (US)
There's no question that this is the best yet for the Versus series, but it does leave the same troubling questions Street Fighter Alpha 3 did; "Where do you go from here?". With insane amounts of selectable characters and play options, what can possibly be done to top it? Surely, Capcom will come up with something.
The Japanese version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 featured online play over a specialized network, and all accounts had on-line play set for the U.S release as well. Unfortunately, tragically, this is not the case. MvsC 2 has no Internet support at all and this is a great loss to the game. Someday, on some Capcom fighting game, it will happen. On that day I will plug my Dreamcast controller in like I’m planting a flag atop some forgotten bloody battlefield and I will proclaim its merit across this beautiful world. Bells will chime from sea to shinning sea and light will spring back into eyes that were too bloodshot to see straight. Don’t despair, fellow gamers. The fighting game gods are out there, watching. Pay them homage, offer them sacrifices, and ask them nicely to give us a fighting game with real on-line play. Don’t listen to the unbelievers who scoff at your dedication and 2D rituals. The almighty God of fighting games is watching over us, and its name is Capcom.
Gaming Target
With the entire gang being there, new 3-on-3 combat, new control, and replay that just doesn't quit. This game is at the top of the list that both demonstrated the Dreamcast's amazing visuals, and Capcom's intense gameplay. A game for everyone, especially those, who just don't like to quit.
Defunct Games
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 does make up for a lot when it comes to sheer presentation. You know you are in for a treat when you see the intro screen. Everything about the game screams professional, and there was no expense cut when bringing you a great looking front end. To be honest, this game has one of the most attractive menu displays of any game I have ever seen. It's truly a highlight. Everything has been thought of for this sequel. Big things, small things, and stuff you wouldn't even notice, it's all here ... so there's just one question: Why the heck don't you own this game?
Podsumowując Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes to bardzo charakterystyczna bijatyka 2D która niestety przez swoją chaotyczność straciła bardzo dużo potencjalnych graczy. Bardzo dobra, choć nie wyciskająca ostatnich potów z konsoli grafika i świetne udźwiękowienie w połączeniu z dużą ilością postaci do wyboru i jeszcze większą do odblokowania sprawia że gra starcza na wiele godzin i jak to zwykle w bijatykach bywa – gramy z równie wielką przyjemnością nawet kiedy już ją skończymy. Zdecydowanie polecam, choć nie każdemu fanowi bijatyk.
Marvel vs Capcom 2 proves to be one of the best fighting games out there, one of the Dreamcast's most sparkling gems, and an awesome experience both for 1 player and multiple players alike. Yes, folks, the madness of Marvel can indeed coexist with the beautiful simplicity of Street Fighter III.
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is by far and away the best 2-D beat-’em-up ever to grace any console… fact!
Da Gameboyz
Simply, if you are a fan of fighting games, buy this right now. You won't be sorry. With awesome graphics (save the low resolution characters), original music, gameplay refined to near perfection, and all the re-playability you can handle, this adds up to the best damn fighter that Capcom has put out yet, PERIOD.
Original Gamer
All in all, MvC2 is a perfect example of videogame evolution. Start off with Street Fighter 2, getting the super combos from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, the art style of Xmen: Children of the Atom, the tag team mechanics of Xmen vs. Street Fighter, and the assist moves of Marvel vs. Capcom. It took several games but the wait for a game like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is why gamers continue to game.
The Next Level
Furthermore, while I was certainly pleased to see the vast variety of characters including new and old faces, I would have actually liked to see more new characters from the Marvel and Capcom universe (perhaps Mega Man's brother Zero, Deadpool, and heck..maybe even Mary Jane would've been funky!). I suppose that's what sequels are for; thus it's safe to say that we can expect another installment in the near future as Marvel vs. Capcom 2 sports enough glitter, replay value, and perhaps is the most balanced Vs. title to date. It certainly will be a game that will be played and enjoyed by hardcore fans and newcomers alike.
Tanto si eres fan de los juegos de lucha 2D como si no lo eres, este juego te enganchará y realmente disfrutarás con él.
Gaming Entertainment Monthly
Immediately, when I sit down to talk about this game, one word comes to mind, Impressive. Back in the early 90's when the Street Fighter craze started, I got hooked. In the original Stree Fighter II, you had 8 games, some several special moves and a couple combos. The strategy was there but it was easy to get into,and easy to play. After its massive success, the game companies saw the huge profits in the game and more clones came out while Capcom tried to capitalize on the new Street Fighter franchise.
Gamer's Pulse
I know what you’re thinking, I'm some biased gaming nut who thinks 3D ruined gaming; well, you’re wrong. The third dimension only ruined the adventure games; well, it did mess up a few other games, but not whole genres. I'm just pointing out that your precious gaming dollars are much better spent on something fun rather than a tech demo.
En líneas generales MvsC2 resulta un juego de notable alto, adecuado para casi cualquier tipo de público debido a las casi nulas complicaciones de su manejo y a su vistosidad gráfica que puede atraer incluso a los detractores más encarnizados de las 2D. ¿Qué le impide alcanzar cotas más altas? La escasez de modos de juego, y la ausencia de finales personalizados para cada contendiente, que motivarían un poco más al jugador a la hora de ponerse delante de la consola, suponen dos trabas que lo apartan del sobresaliente.
Planet Dreamcast
Even with the few blemishes I've mentioned, I can whole-heartedly recommend Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to all fans of fast and furious 2D fighting. It's going to be a long time until Capcom, or anyone else, manages to top it.
The versus series has always been about pure 2D insanity. Capcom's long-running line pits Street Fighter characters against all manner of fighters, including Marvel comic-book characters and other Capcom characters. But the over-the-top nature of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 makes the other versus games look subdued by comparison.
Game Revolution
Overall, I would have to say this is the best installment of any Street Fighter game in recent memory. It breaks into some new territory with 3-on-3 matches and gains some super replay value with the insane amount of characters to unlock. The game also stays true to the original gameplay concept with quarter and half circle moves galore. While nothing new, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 packs a dragon punch when it comes to action and blows the 2D competition away.
80 (UK)
MvC2 is a great title. The combination of two different character sets and worlds is an inspired choice, the magic of Marvel with the ingenuity of Capcom is a blend of the highest quality. Like a good whiskey, a lot of the ideas behind it have aged well, and like a good cocktail, the new additions are fresh, exciting, and have a zing that the final product couldn’t do without. Like fighting? Buy it. Got a second controller? Buy it. Like lame Japanese game music? Buy it.
Personally, I prefer the traditionalism of Street Fighter III when flying solo, but if you like having friends over, there's no better 2D fighting game out there than this one.
Game Informer Magazine
The game still weighs in with a whopping 56 characters, featuring several new faces and a heavy crop of familiar fighters. Other than slightly pixelated character details, and a completely different pallet of starting characters, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is arcade perfect.
Super Play
Marvel vs Capcom 2 är ett av de bästa tvådimensionella beat 'em up-spel jag spelat på mycket länge. Det har intensitet, varierande karaktärer, tunga luftstrider, infernaliska combos och ett välsvarvat gränssnitt. Det gläder mig att se att den här genren inte på långa vägar är på väg att dö ut och att den inte tangerar att stagnera. Det här är bara början.
La giocabilità, infine, è la classica collaudata made in Capcom in questo genere di produzioni, con le aggiunte menzionate in precedenza, quindi: ritmo esasperato, fuochi d’artificio e super mosse da colossal, che faranno la gioia dei neofiti per la loro semplicità d’esecuzione. Si badi bene, non che la tecnica latiti, si è semplicemente scelto un approccio meno cerebrale e più giocoso; anche se le combo, che subirete dagli avversari nei livelli più avanzati, potranno creare qualche seccatura ai meno preparati.

Sans renouveler le genre, Capcom nous sort ici la quintessence du genre en un jeu. Un titre complet qui clôt parfaitement la période 2D de la firme japonaise.
Capcom, bien rôdé sur les jeux de combat avec les innombrables Street Fighter, réussit enfin à nous proposer un jeu digne de ce nom dans leur série cross-over, et même plus, Marvel vs Capcom 2 s'avérant être parmi les deux-trois meilleurs jeux de combat signés par la société. De très nombreux personnages, une bonne jouabilité, des graphismes et animations de qualité, font partie des nombreux éléments qui en font une vraie réussite. Il faudrait vraiment être complètement réfractaire au système de combat à coups de mouvements spéciaux "à la Capcom" pour ne pas se laisser tenter.
Lens of Truth
Marvel vs Capcom 2 would have been a better game if it was named something else. This game was so off the beaten path of its predecessors that it really didn’t live up to its title. The gameplay is super fast paced, and a novice player can easily get lost in the madness on screen. Even veterans of the versus series fighters shy away from this one.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The insanely large number of moves and the huge number of characters provide for a very deep and replayable experience. Still, while the graphics and sound are serviceable–especially considering the sheer amount of animation–it all begins to feel like more of the same. This is reinforced by the fact that the control system is completely standardized among all the characters. You never develop any real involvement with the game or its characters other than the desire to kick more butt. If you’re looking for an excuse just to beat the heck out of a button mashing friend, doing it under the guise of beloved super heroes or Capcom characters is enough of an enticement to warrant picking up the title. However, if you are not a fan of 2D fighters or have to have everything featuring the Marvel franchise, there are more accessible and graphically pleasant beat-em-ups out there.