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Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (PlayStation)

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Description

Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter is a 2D fighting game and the first to combine characters from Capcom's Street Fighter series with those of the Marvel comic universe. It is also the first in Capcom's games to introduce a tag team style of combat where the player can call for another character during a fight.

Matches consists of two-on-two battles where the player can only control one character at a time. The other character can be called in regularly or while doing an attack. The off-screen one also regains some health while waiting. Both opposing characters need to be defeated to win the match, and when one dies the other is called in automatically. The tag team options introduces Variable Attack, Variable Counter and Variable Combination where the two characters team up to attack, counter of perform a special move.

Most of the X-Men characters were already present in X-Men: Children of the Atom and Marvel Super Heroes: Cyclops, Storm, Juggernaut, Magneto and Wolverine, with the addition of Rogue, Gambit and Sabretooth. The Street Fighter characters are gathered from Street Fighter Alpha 2: Ryu, Ken, Cammy/Chun-Li, Charlie, Zangief, Dhalsim, M. Bison and Akuma. The final boss of the game is Apocalypse.

The PlayStation version does not include the tag team feature and relies on the more traditional best-two-of-three round setup.

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Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation Even during Blackheart's Inferno attack (Fire Version), Sakura strikes back through her Shouo'u Ken!
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation Cyclops' Strong Kick being used simultaneously to Sakura Kasugano's Hyper Combo: Shinkuu Hadouken...
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation Title screen
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation A new Training Mode session with Chun-Li (assisted by Blackheart's Dark Thunder) doing a Hazan Shu.

Alternate Titles

  • "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter EX Edition" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation May, 1999 86 out of 100 86
IGN Feb 25, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
GameCola.net Jun, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Mar, 1999 B- 67
Power Unlimited Jun, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
Jeuxvideo.com May 24, 1999 12 out of 20 60
All Game Guide 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Feb 16, 1999 5.7 out of 10 57
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet Jun, 1999 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Japanese version

The Japanese versions have an exclusive playable character named Norimaro who was created exclusively for the game and has no direct connection to the two franchises He is a nerdy school-boy guy and was created by the Japanese comedian Noritaro Kinashi.

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Zovni (9360) added Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (PlayStation) on Sep 26, 2001
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