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

It was the "Versus" game that started it all for Capcom, bringing together two unlikely franchises to launch a juggernaut! (And also launch the Juggernaut!)


Every great series has to start somewhere and today, Shack's Arcade Corner looks at the start of Capcom's cherished "Versus" series of fighting games. Before Capcom and Marvel both dug into their respective libraries for more and more obscure combatants, everything started with two of its respective premiere franchises: the Uncanny X-Men and the world warriors of Street Fighter.

X-Men vs. Street Fighter was one of the first games to introduce the tag-team system that fighting game fans have become so familiar with. It also provided a healthy nostalgia boost by including the classic Street Fighter roster with the cast of the early 90s animated classic X-Men series, complete with the original voice actors. Back before Steve Blum ever got his claws on Wolverine, there was only Cathal J. Dodd.

Watch Greg Burke break down X-Men vs. Street Fighter in the video below. And for more, be sure to subscribe to Shacknews on YouTube.

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    February 25, 2015 2:30 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack's Arcade Corner - X-Men vs. Street Fighter

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      February 25, 2015 4:57 PM

      Great Game! Got me into the Verses Series when i was kid. Been a fan ever since! Greg is awesome!

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      February 25, 2015 5:07 PM

      Back when Rogue could steal a different power from every single opponent except Akuma- where she could steal two!

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        February 25, 2015 7:10 PM

        Yep, and once she stole hell murder she could do it three times in a row chained together with juggle combos.

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      February 25, 2015 5:17 PM

      still hook up the saturn occasionally to play that. and it's still a great game.

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      February 25, 2015 5:19 PM

      aww was hoping for a shout out for the games that led into it: SF Alpha and X-Men Children of the Atom.

      unless they're getting their own vids! :P

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      February 25, 2015 7:07 PM

      one of the only reasons my saturn is hooked up to the tv, that and marvel super heroes vs street fighter.

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      February 25, 2015 7:14 PM

      Not enough Juggernaut love.

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      February 25, 2015 9:08 PM

      These arcade corner pieces are the best.

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      February 25, 2015 9:17 PM

      Greg, you magnificent bastard. Please to be posting the TMNT Arcade Corner NOW. That's my favorite arcade game of all time. I replay it every few years or so. :)

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      February 26, 2015 3:31 PM

      by the way, do you guys remember the robocop arcade game? it was a sidescroller.
      I remember playing it as a kid a couple of times.

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