Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

aka: Marvel vs. Capcom 1, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes EX Edition
Moby ID: 3679
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a 2D fighting game that combines characters from Capcom's videogames with characters from the Marvel comic universe, similar to Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter. The game takes place in a Marvel universe where Professor Charles Xavier asks the heroes to help him before he merges with the consciousness of Magneto to form the being known as Onslaught, the final boss.

The game follows the standard fighting gameplay, but different from X-Men vs. Street Fighter you now have to make up a squad of three characters instead of two. The other characters can be summoned for assist attacks and there is also a duo team attack to control two characters for a brief time, along with the ability to perform super moves where the characters team up.

Options include a straight arcade battle, 4-player tag modes (Dreamcast version only), a survival mode (much like Street Fighter Alpha 3), and a training mode. The PlayStation version does not have the 4-player tag mode and also reduces the second character to an assist role, but in addition, introduces a "crossover" mode where tag-team play with identical teams is possible.

For Marvel, the cast of playable characters includes Spider-Man, Captain America, Venom, Hulk, Gambit, War Machine, Wolverine, Gold War Machine (secret character), Hyper Venom (secret character), Orange Hulk (secret character), and Onslaught (secret character). The Capcom side offers Chun-Li, Ryu, Zangief, Morrigan Aensland, Captain Commando, Megaman (Rockman in Asia), Strider Hiryu, Jin Saotome, Roll (secret character), Lilith-Mode Morrigan (secret character), and Shadow Lady (secret character). There is also a large number of special partners that can be summoned.

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Average score: 76% (based on 26 ratings)

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Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 58 ratings with 1 reviews)

The Best Fighter of All-Time

The Good
Marvel Vs. Capcom displays gorgeous 2D graphics. While the Dreamcast is perfectly capable of displaying much better, MVC ranks in the top 10 greatest-looking Dreamcast games. The action is fast-paced and there is no slowdown, providing many hours of near-flawless arcade fun. The slew of awesome hyper combo attacks makes for tons of fierce battles with friends. There is no way there could be any more action-packed fun in a fighting game.

The Bad
While MVC looks really pretty, the controls need worked on a bit. Without the use of the controller's analog stick, moving the characters around requires some practice. This is what gets me: If the original arcade version of MVC used only a joystick and some buttons, why not make the Dreamcast version compatible with the DC controller's analog stick? Hmmm....

The Bottom Line
Marvel Vs. Capcom is definitely one to own. Whether you're a Capcom or Marvel enthusiast, a Dreamcast fan, or a fan of the fighting genre, there's something for everyone. This is the closest you can get to an arcade at home without having to spend your life's savings on some bulky machines.

Dreamcast · by AJ Wiley (2) · 2001

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Game added by Kartanym.

Arcade added by The cranky hermit.

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Game added April 3, 2001. Last modified February 13, 2024.