Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (Euro 980123) Review by: SuperCrash64 marvel Vs cap com Lets Go Crazy!
This is Marvel Vs Cap com a beginning for one of the Great Video game and fighting gam franchise if not the best. It really is one of my favorite games of all time. This is the first and so far only working Marvel Vs cap com game in the rgr library. Like most arcade games it would go on home consoles and get various squeals. And those would contain upgrades that were major improvements over the original but the original will always stay contained in the memories of the great arcade classics of the 90s . Join and enter the Marvel V's Cap com 1 Review.
Plot The Plot of Marvel V's Cap com is to choose 2 out of 15 characters. That being Ryu.Chun li.Zangief of the Street fighter series, The Bat lady Morgan. Captain commando .Mega man Strider Hiryu .Spider man. Jin Captain America. Venom. The hulk. Gambit From the X men series. War Machine from Iron man. And Also Wolverine from the X men series. So you pick lots of characters, and defeat the boss of the game, Who wants to destroy all super heroes, and dominate this tournament himself.
Game play The Game play of Marvel Vs cap com was rather different then other fighting games at the time because this like tekken tag tournament was one of the first games to ever use tag team format battle. However you still get to pick some of your classic characters and do Lots of combos and special moves. So you mainly press some few random buttons to do switching between characters or do special tag team supers at the same time. However there is a certain combination you need to find out and press to do those tag team special moves. So be careful because the computer foe will sometimes be very cheap and switch. So the main way Marvel V's Cap com plays out is in tag team format with a 6 button control layout and certain switching and button combinations .
Graphics: First I will talk about the sprites then the stages. For the Following sprites and design Each company "aka" Cap com and Marvel would use a certain coding or design from their previous fighting games and give it some few changes. The main way I can tell is because I had played most of their 2d fighting games and if I played it a whole lot, I would instantly recognize what sprite coding or design they would take and use for this game. For example if you remember the Street fighter alpha series and know what the sprites look like. Cap com took the coding or design of the sprites from their street fighter alpha series, and alerted it you can see it with certain changes. Like Chun Li has her classic alpha/street fighter 2 uniform coding. Marvel even used their coding or design from their Marvel super heroes game, as you can tell because the sprites look exactly the same. Even if they probably did use the same coding the sprites still look good as they originally did in their other games. Stages: The stages themselves have unique detail , but their not really all that series based though they still look pretty good for the time this game was released and I just like the good finish of them . Graphics would get a 8 for this rating They look really good , and have a great sense of original or classic looks if you remember or compare them.
Sound: The Sound compartment has a great sense here while some speech samples are here some of them had not been placed like great or anything when you do combos still a good variety of speech effects honestly for a 90s fighting game, I would not ask too much from it. Most other sound effects of the characters Are alerted versions of different speech or actors for the characters as of Ryu's voice samples are a bit changed or off. Most other sound effects are pretty accurate and very true to their original games or the fighting games for that matter. But for the main part of The great sense of sound is of course the Soundtrack. The Soundtrack is That of the series or characters but been re arranged on a better chip just like almost any other game, but some songs of the soundtrack are different then what you would think. For example Ryu's theme is not the exact Japan/ryu stage of his Street fighter 2 theme, As it is the arranged classic street fighter 2 opening theme. Most other themes are great. Chun lis theme based off of her Super street fighter 2 counterparts Same with Zangief. Most other characters are based on a single self series or game. Sound gets a 10 for the reasons and explanations said above.
Addictiveness The Reason for the game being addicting and how often I would play this The reason I find the game addicting is for the challenge of the computer foe and the great fun and wacky ways u pull off the certain combos Not to mention the sound effects and wild soundtrack. How often I would play this you ask ? Probably about once a week. For that being said Addictiveness gets a 8.
Story I explained the plot of this game but the Story lines are all different and dependant on which character You play as.There mainly gonna have something to do with a mix up or cross over of two opposing characters or stick true to the series of that character you play as. Such as Ryu's ending in the game, so all story lines are completely different. I'm not gonna ruin them because I don't wanna spoil the storyline of the game for all the people playing it, but for actual ratings Story lines I would give it a 7.
Depth As far as the game offers I cant really say all that much because the game is pretty quick for me. You mainly go through about 9 or 10 fights, and depending on your skills it can be pretty quick and easy. Depth would get a 5 rating from me cause lets face it this game is a little bit short. Depth get's a 5
Difficulty Controls work fine, but for difficulty I would rate it a 7. Because although some of the regular characters are easy . some of them really get cheap and hard later on when you start getting A lot of wins during your winning streak, and not to mention the final boss himself is in two different form's. first form not that hard. second form is pretty difficult because he shoots a lot of freaking lazier combos And he will take me down in probably a few seconds so good luck against him.
Overall this was the beginning of 1 of the greatest franchises and the original will always some what stand out even against the newer games in my opinion. Because it has amazing soundtrack good variety of sounds. And not to mention it was the first game starting the marvel V's cap com series so you cant really say this sucks if you compare this to marvel V's cap com 2 and 3. Overall rating 9.8?
Change Battle Order:
At the Vs. screen press all three Punch Buttons to switch the fighter who will begin the match. Press them again to swap back.
Pose Points (Earn extra points):
After defeating an enemy, press start. Then, do some moves or hyper combos. If your character is 'frozen' while doing an action (Eg. hyper combo), he or she will get some points based on how difficult the frozen frame is to obtain. This only works for some moves.
Steal Opponent's Helper:
After you knock out your second opponent during any battle, but before the 'pose points' counter appears, hold down all three Kick Buttons and keep holding them. You'll have your opponent's helper at the start of the next battle.
Chun-Li's Damaging Taunt:
Chun-Li's taunt will actually damage foes if she is standing right next to her opponent. She slaps her foe, all the while having a big smile on her face.
Jin's Damaging Taunt:
After pressing Start to activate Jin's taunt, repeatedly press weak punch, medium punch, high punch (this also works with kicks) to have Jin start rubbing his back faster. He will begin to turn red, then catch on fire. If he is on fire and the enemy touches him, they will get burned.
Hyper Armor War Machine:
Highlight Zangief and then press: Left, Left, Down, Down, Right, Right, Down, Down, Left, Left, Up, Up, Up, Up, Right, Right, Left, Left, Down, Down, Down, Down, Right, Right, Up, Up, Left, Left, Down, Down, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up
High Speed Venom:
Highlight Chun-Li and then press: Right, Down, Down, Down, Down, Left, Up, Up, Up, Up, Right, Right, Down, Down, Left, Left, Down, Down, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up, Left, Left, Up
Put your cursor on Zangief, then press: Leftx2 Downx2 Rightx2 Upx2 Downx4 Leftx2 Upx4 Right Left Downx4 Rightx2 Upx4 Leftx2 Downx4 Right Down
Marvel Super Heroes Orange Hulk:
Highlight Chun-Li and press: Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Up(4), Down(2), Right(2), Up(2), Down(4), Up(4), Left, Up.
Highlight Zangief, then press: Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Up, Right, Up(2), Right(2)
Highlight Morrigan and press: Up, Right (x2), Down (x4), Left (x2), Up (x4), Right (x2), Left (x2), Down (x2), Right (x2), Down (x2), Left (x2), Up (x2), Right (x2), Up (x2), Left (x2), Down (x5)
Gold War Machine: Get a first attack in all stages and a double attack finish in at least four rounds and do not lose your partner
Hyper Venom: Get a first attack on all fights and finish with at least four two-on-one finishes and don't lose your partner.
Lilith-Style Morrigan: Get a first attack in all stages and finish your enemy with any kind of super attack at least four times and don't lose your partner and use your helper four times every match
Orange Hulk: Get a first attack in all stages and finish your enemy with any kind o super attack at least four times and don't lose your partner.
Roll: Get a first attack in all stages and finish your opponents with at least three two-on-one, use all your helper stock in at least four rounds and don't lose your partner
Shadow Lady: Get a first attack on all fights and finish with at least four two-on-one finishes and don't lose your partner. and you've got to finish with your stock of helpers in at least four rounds
Select Your Partner
After selecting your two characters, hold start and the buttons listed below to select your partner of choice:
Anita: Weak Punch, Medium Punch, High Punch
Arthur: Weak Punch, Medium Punch
Colossus: Weak Punch, Medium Punch, Medium Kick
Cyclops: Weak punch, Weak Kick, Medium Punch
Devilot: Medium Punch
Iceman: Medium Punch, Medium Kick
Jubilee: Weak Kick, Medium Punch, High Punch
Juggernaut: Weak Punch, Medium Kick
Lou: Medium Punch
Magneto: Weak Kick, High Punch
Michelle Heart: Weak Punch, Weak Kick
Psylocke: Medium Kick
Pure and Fur: Weak Kick
Rogue: Weak Punch, Weak Kick, Medium Punch, High Punch
Saki: High Punch
Sentinel: Medium Punch, Medium Kick, High Punch
Shadow: Weak Punch, Medium Kick, High Punch
Storm: Weak Punch, Weak Kick, High Punch
Thor: Weak Kick, Medium Punch
Ton-Pooh: Weak Punch, High Punch
Unknown Soldier: Weak Punch
US Agent: High Punch, Medium Kick