Shack's Arcade Corner: X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Arcade Corner is back with a look back at the grandfather of Marvel VS. Capcom games.


On this episode of Shack's Arcade Corner we take a look back at X-Men vs. Street Fighter with a do-over video. This classic arcade fighter was the very first time characters from these two franchises clashed in a fighting game. The game really capitalized on the popularity of both franchises in the 1990s with a Street Fighter movie hitting theaters in 1994 and the X-Men animated series winning viewers on Saturday mornings. Lines were common at arcades for this super popular cabinet.

The game was a tag-team fighter and featured six characters from X-Men and six from the Street Fighter series. X-Men vs. Street Fighter brought in the era of the Capcom vs. series and featured some X-Men that had never been playable in past games. Players picked two fighters, could tag them in and out, and even were able to perform dual super attack together. Fighters would regenerate health while tagged out, so the game really did add an element of strategy that hadn't been experienced in either franchise before. While the game did seem ports to Sega Saturn and PlayStation, the arcade cabinet was the go-to experience. Please take a look at this video to find out more about X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

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