Marvel vs. Capcom (Retrospective)

Learn where the Marvel vs. Capcom series began in 1994 with X-Men: Children of the Atom. The series then continued with Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
Each of these were originally released on the Arcade and are playable on the original Xbox via emulators with an Xbox Softmod Kit


X-Men: Children of the Atom (1994)

Playable on the original Xbox via MamedoX Platinum emulator.

The first game to start the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Also, the first game to utilized Marvel characters in a Capcom game. The game consisted of twelve characters, Colossus, Cyclops, Iceman, Psylocke, Storm and Wolverine. The villains were Omega Red, Sentinel, Silver Samurai, Spiral, Juggernaut and Magneto. *Akuma or (Gouki in Japan) also makes an appearance via a code at the character select screen.



Marvel Super Heroes (1995)

Playable on the original Xbox via MamedoX Platinum emulator.

The second game of the series, containing 10 characters from the Marvel universe. The characters are BlackHeart, Captain America, Doctor Doom, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Juggernaut, Magneto, Psylocke, Shuma-Gorath, Spider-Man, Thanos and Wolverine. *On the arcade version Thanos or Dr. Doom can be chosen via a code at the selection screen.





X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)

Playable on the original Xbox via MamedoX Platinum emulator.

This released tops at 18 characters. From the X-Men universe are Apocalypse, Cyclops, Gambit, Juggernaut, Magneto, Rogue, Sabretooth, Storm and Wolverine. The Street Fighter world has Akuma, Cammy, Charlie, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Ken, M. Bison, Ryu and Zangief.


Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1997)

Playable on the original Xbox via MamedoX Platinum emulator.

This game consists of 18 characters. On the Marvel side is Apocalypse, Blackheart, Captain America, Cyclops, Hulk, Omega Red, Shua-Gorath, Spider-Man and Wolverine. The Street Fighter characters are Akuma, Chun-Li, Dan Hibiki, Dhalsim, Ken, M. Bison, Ryu, Sakura and Zangief. *Cyber-Akuma appears as one of the bosses. Secret characters are U.S. Agent, Mephisto, Armored Spider-Man, Mech-Zangief, Sunburned Sakura and Shadow.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998)

Playable on the original Xbox via MamedoX Platinum emulator.

Marvel vs. Capcom released with 22 characters. Marvel characters were Captain America, Gambit, Hulk, Orange Hulk, Onslaught, Spider-Man, Venom, Hyper Venom, War Machine, Gold War Machine and Wolverine. The Capcom side has Captain Commando, Chun-Li, Shadow Lady (Robot Chun-Li, Jin Saotome, Mega Man, Morrigan, Lilith, Roll, Ryu, Strider Hiryu and Zangief. *also featured numerous partner characters

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000)

Playable on the original Xbox via game release in 2003.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2, most likely the most popular of the series contains 56 playable characters. Marvel's side has, Blackheart, Cable, Captain America, Colossus, Cyclops, Doctor Doom, Gambit, Hulk, Iceman, Iron Man, Juggernaut, Magneto, Marrow, Omega Red, Psylocke, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sentinel, Shuma-Gorath, Silver Samurai, Spider-Man, Spiral, Storm, Thanos, Venom, War Machine, Wolverine (Adamantium Claws) and Wolverine (Bone Claws). Capcom has Akuma, Amingo, Anakaris, B.B. Hood, Cammy, Captain Commando, Charlie, Chun-Li, Dan Hibiki, Dhalsim, Felicia, Guile, Hayato Kanzaki, Jill Valentine, Jin Saotome, Ken, M. Bison, Mega Man, Morrigan, Roll, Ruby Heart, Ryu, Sakura, Servbot, SonSon, Strider Hiryu, Tron Bonne and Zangief.

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Original Xbox Softmod Kit