X-Men Vs Street Fighter
X-Men vs. Street Fighter finally arrives on the PlayStation, only to be KO'd by an evil tag-team of choppy graphics and slow gameplay. Add in the discarded change-fighter feature, and X-Men vs. SF quickly tumbles to the bottom of Capcom's PlayStation brawl barrel.
Right off the bat, the game suffers a major setback in this translation: Unlike in the Saturn import, you can't change fighters at will during a match. Instead, your partner can only briefly enter the fray during a Team-Up Move or Counter. This reduces the game to a one-on-one fighter and removes the diversity that made the arcade version so much fun to play.
Even as a straight one-on-one fighting game, though, X-Men vs. SF has huge problems. The biggest villains are the flagging animation and torturously slow gameplay. The fighters suffer from jerky animation, and some of the screen-filling super moves bring the action to a grinding halt--which ruins your timing. Even the highest turbo setting doesn't hasten the game's pace.
If you're dying to pit the super heroes against the Street Fighters, X-Men vs. Street Fighter is worth a cautionary rental at best. Otherwise, steer clear of this unheroic home translation.
- Repeatedly slam your opponent into the ground on the Manhattan stage to break through to the sewers below.
- After defeating your opponent, press Start to keep smacking 'em around.
- To play as Akuma, keep pressing Up at the fighter-select screen.
- Even if you block Apocalypse's giant drill attack, you'll still take massive damage. Jump over the drill to avoid it completely.
The hand-drawn fighters look great, but only when they're at a standstill. Moving characters display jerky animation, and the gameplay is riddled with slowdown.
All the super moves and special moves are easy to execute, but the slow gameplay ruins your timing--especially when you're trying to execute a high-hitting combo or a precision air juggle.
The music is excellent, but some audio effects, like punches and kicks, are muted and sound like they were recorded through a pillow.
X-Men vs. Street Fighter belly-flops onto the PlayStation with a resounding thud. Fans of both X-Men and SF will find nothing but slow gameplay, choppy graphics, and extreme disappointment.
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Take one group of well-known comic book superheroes and mix in characters from the hottest fighting game titles ail you have an epic clash of good vs. almost good. Based on the arcade original. X-Men vs. Street Fighter is expected to grab home players' attention as much as its premiere form did this past year in the arcade. The title features totally unique backgrounds from other Marvel/SF games and has leveled off the fighting balance so most of the characters have a chance to stand up against the others in their side-scrolling arenas. This year. Capcom seems to be putting more than the usual emphasis on games that involve superheroes.
- MANUFACTURER - Capcom
- THEME - Fighting
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2