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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.


Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation Training Mode session, with Ken Masters executing his non-stopping Hyper Combo Shinryuu Ken in Hulk.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter Arcade Dan's pose - priceless
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation Hero Battle mode: You can control a team of Street Fighters or Marvel Super Heroes against a CPU controlled team.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation To avoid Blackheart's move Inferno (Shock version), M. Bison takes full advantage of his Bison Warp.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1998 4 out of 4 100
Absolute Playstation PlayStation May, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Lens of Truth SEGA Saturn Jun 03, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1999 80 out of 100 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn May 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Bravo Screenfun PlayStation Apr, 1999 2 out of 6 80 PlayStation Jun, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Nov 30, 1998 7.3 out of 10 73
Power Unlimited PlayStation Jun, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 16, 1999 5.7 out of 10 57


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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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