Friday, September 30, 2011

It Came From Capcom: Marvel vs. Capcom

(Kenneth Melendez contributed to this article)

Let's go crazy!

Those are the three words the announcer yells as you enter the title screen of Marvel vs. Capcom. This is the game that started the ultimate crossover between worlds. 

Heroes and villains from the Capcom universe and the Marvel universe face off in this fast-paced fighting game.

Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men has called out heroes to stop the infamous Onslaught. Team up with anyone from the Capcom side or Marvel in order to save the world from utter destruction.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes was released in the late 90s on the arcades, then ported on the Sega Dreamcast and the Sony Playstation consoles.

The game lets you choose between eight characters from the Marvel universe and nine characters from the Capcom universe. This doesn’t include the assist partners you can choose to summon to help catch your opponent off guard.

It’s really cool to see characters like Mega Man fight side by side with War Machine facing Venom and Zangief.

The gameplay is similar to Capcom’s previous crossover titles, like X-Men vs. Street Fighter. You can summon assist characters and use specials that consume your level bar.

Each stage you play on reflects on the characters of the Marvel or Capcom Universe. You will immediately recognize them.

Depending on the character you choose also reflects the music in the background. It plays the theme of the character that you choose in battle. It’s really cool and adds nostalgia to the game.

You can’t go wrong with Marvel vs. Capcom. Overall it’s such a great game you could pick it up even today in this generation and get hooked.