Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random Game of the Day

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1999)
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Platform: Sega Dreamcast
Induction Date: 10/28/1999

Jubilee's fireworks show.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes may be the most accomplished game in Capcom's cross-over Versus series but that doesn't mean that it replaces every single entry that came before it. I still consider the first, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, to be the best in the entire series and this first Marvel vs. Capcom is still a lot of fun to play today. Yes, it is pretty much the same game as its successor, only with a lot less characters but Clash of Super Heroes is still quite unique and contains a couple of clever fighting rules: 1) Though you get to play with two interchangeable characters, you also get assigned one of the 20 assist characters randomly at the start of each round and these characters can only be used a limited number of times. 2) You can summon both your main characters into the screen at once and you then control both of them for a limited number of time to totally decimate your opponent because of the unlimited number of super moves you can execute during that time frame. What I also like about this game is that it uses 3 punch buttons and 3 kick buttons, making those long combos a lot more difficult to accomplish. The one thing that I don't like about this game is that the assist characters cannot be played as main combatants and this is frustrating because a lot of these characters are just so kick-butt: I so want to play as Devilotte and Arthur from Capcom's side as well as Jubilee and Thor from Marvel's side. At least it's promising to see that Saki, who is just an assist character here, made it to Tasunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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