With the release of Marvel vs Capcom 3 just a few shorts but OH so long weeks away, I decided that today I'm gonna take a look back. But not to the game that the title of this blog references.
I'm not going to go over the second MvC game. Nope. I'm going to talk about the first Marvel vs Capcom, the one that we had in our arcade.
This was before the whole 3 on 3 got popular in the series. This was basic one on one fighting, with a little help from assists of course. There weren't that many characters to actually fight as, but there were quite a few hidden characters. Most of them were basically different colors of the same characters, but there was one that kind of went outside that box. And that would be Roll.
The first time I remember playing this, it was actually on my PSone. I liked fighters and I was like "Eh, I'll give it a shot." I'm glad I did. It's so addicting. The play style just felt so refreshing and there were so many play styles to try out and go against. When this game actually came to our local arcade, I was more than ready to whoop some ass, and I did too.
I usually used Ryu, but not normal Ryu. Some people will know what I'm talking about, and the others will need an explanation. If you do a half circle back plus one of the punches, Ryu will change "modes", basically mimicking the other shoto characters with their unique normal moves and supers. If you press medium punch, you get Ken mode. Fierce punch gets Akuma mode with level 3 super intact (the mode I used most). Light punch gets you back to normal Ryu. Each transformation takes up 1 whole Hyper combo bar, so you have to be careful.
But yes, this game was VERY fun. If you have a PSone or PS2 laying around, do yourself a favor and go find this game, whether it be in an old nearby video game store, or online. Doesn't matter, just go get this game.