On this day in 1997, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter was released in Japanese arcades. The game is now 20 years old. Developed and published by Capcom, the game was a sequel to X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Many of the original X-Men characters were removed and replaced with other characters from the Marvel universe such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, and Captain America.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter Gameplay
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is a tag-team style fighting game which has evolved a lot since the first incarnation from single player fights with support characters to tag-team battles wherein players are able to switch between two or three characters. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter has become very popular for its aerial combo and special finishers. The gameplay was fast yet simple. It uses a simple rock, paper, scissors mechanic mixed with abilities and super moves to create the formula for a superb fighting game.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter became an instant phenomenon. There were two console ports of the game. The superior port was created for the Sega Saturn. The console had a RAM expansion port and it allowed the developers to convert the game while retaining the frame rate and tag-team mechanics. The PlayStation version was not as fortunate as the hardware limitations led to some changes to the core gameplay experience. The tag team switching ability was changed to a more traditional style of rounds. For this reason, the Saturn version reviewed better than the PlayStation counterpart.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter’s Legacy
Marvel vs. Street Fighter created a legacy series that has gone through many iterations while still retaining the winning formula, gaining the loyalty of a vocal fan-base even to this day. The latest game in the series will be released on the 19th of September this year. You can check out Geek Inc.’s review of the demo version of the new game entitled Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.