Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

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a game by Capcom
Platform: Playstation
Editor Rating: 8.5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 8.7/10 - 3 votes
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See also: Marvel Games, Capcom Games, Fighting Games

While the second game may get all the attention, Marvel vs Capcom Clash of Superheroes is a fantastic fighting game and a game I spent many hours with on the Sega Dreamcast back in the day. While this is the “first” Marvel vs Capcom game. It is actually the third in the series as before this we had X-Men vs Street Fighter and Marvel Superheroes vs Street Fighter. Hell, if you really want to get into it, you could even throw in X-Men Children of the Atom and Marvel Superheroes into the mix as well, but they were not team fighters.

Two Of The Best

The “gimmick” of Marvel vs Capcom Clash of Superheroes is that you do not just pick one character, you need to pick two. You have a selection of 15 characters which at the time was fine, but by today’s standards is very limited. You have many heavyweights on the Marvel side such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Captain America, and Venom.

It was the Capcom side that was most interesting this time around. It still featured some Street Fighter characters in Ryu, Chun-Li, and Zangief. However, other Capcom franchises were used as well. For example, Strider, Mega Man, and Captain Commando! Before each fight, you are assigned a random assist character that will help you out. This roster is also stacked with a great selection of Marvel and Capcom favorites.

Mayhem, It Is Pure Mayhem!

Marvel vs Capcom Clash of Superheroes does not play like your typical Street Fighter game that is for sure. This is much flashier and dare I say, easier to get into. You can button mash your way through this game and have a fun time doing so. However, there is a deep level of skill here too. Much of the skill if you ask me revolves around being able to land massive air combos. These are where you launch your opponent in the air and dish out some heavy-duty damage.

As you have two characters, you can also do team attacks and these are amazing. It is crazy to think we were all flipping out over the super moves in Super Street Fighter II Turbo just a few years before this. You can switch between characters as you fight, so you have one getting a bit of health back as they rest.

Brace For The Onslaught!

Each character has their own ending so you will probably want to beat the game with them all. The end boss is Onslaught and he is pretty awesome. He is also tough as nails so you better bring your A-game when you face him! You can also play vs mode, but the home ports on the Dreamcast and even the PlayStation do have other modes for you to enjoy.

I know that most people completely overlook Marvel vs Capcom Clash of Superheroes these days as its sequel blows it away in pretty much every regard. However, if you want a vs game that is a tad more scaled back, give this one a try. Even though it is much more basic than Marvel vs Capcom 2. I always have a very fun time with this when I fire it up.


Final Score


  • The game pits Marvel and Capcom icons against each other!
  • The gameplay is fast and fun
  • There is a ton of fan service in this game
  • Anyone can jump in and have fun with this game
  • The home versions have extra modes


  • The sequel does everything this does, but better
  • The PlayStation version of the game is pretty rough

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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