CAPCOM Vs SNK
Dreamcast PAL 2001
In the world of 2-D fighting games, there are two superpowers; Capcom with Street
Fighter and SNK with King of The Fighters. At the time there had already been an
assortment of Someone Vs Someone titles but the announcement of Capcom Vs
SNK was just…..WOW!
This game has it’s roots in gaming history as it was announced at a time when SNK
was closing it’s doors after many years of making some brilliant games.
Gameplay is a more pure 2D 1 on 1 beat’em up. There are no 100 air-hit combo’s
or enormous special moves just fast ‘n‘ furious fighting. As the title suggests
characters from Capcom’s games and SNK’s games are pitched against each other.
You choose a team of 2 members which can be mixed Capcom or SNK characters
and you fight until a team is eliminated.
Another technicality involved is a ‘groove’ which is the way your power bar
operates. This is different between Capcom games and SNK games.
With the Dreamcast being king of 2D the speed and graphics are superb with great
music to complete the setup.
There are 33 characters in total; 28 opened by default and 5 unlockable. As a
versus title the game has virtually unlimited replay value. To really get the most
out of this game you need a Saturn pad with a Dreamcast Total control converter.
The game has gone on to have a sequel Capcom Vs SNK 2 Millionaire Fighting 2001
on the Dreamcast and Capcom Vs SNK 2 EO on X Box to name just 2.