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Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter (USA 970827)

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (c) 06/1997 Capcom.

The second 'Capcom Vs.' series fighter, featuring 17 Marvel and Street Fighter characters teaming up to face the extremely cheap Mech-Akuma!


Capcom Play System II hardware (CPS II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 23

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.63 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP

= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK


Here are the full list of the characters we can encounter in the game with their first appearance in games or comics :

Akuma (Gouki in Japan) - "Super Street Fighter II Turbo" ("Super Street Fighter II X" in Japan)

Apocalypse (aka En Sabah Nur) - X-Factor #5

Blackheart - Daredevil #270

Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) - Captain America Comics #1

Chun-Li - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"

Cyclops (aka Scott Summers) - X-Men #1

Dan Hibiki - "Street Fighter Alpha - Warriors' Dreams" ("Street Fighter Zero" in Japan)

Dhalsim - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"

Hulk (aka Robert Bruce Banner) - Incredible Hulk #1

Ken Masters - "Street Fighter"

M. Bison (Vega in Japan) - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"

Omega Red (aka Arkady Rossovich) - X-Men #4

Ryu - "Street Fighter"

Sakura Kasugano - "Street Fighter Alpha 2" ("Street Fighter Zero 2" in Japan)

Shuma-Gorath - Marvel Premiere #6

Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) - Amazing Fantasy #15

Wolverine (aka James 'Logan' Howlett) - Incredible Hulk #180

Zangief - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"

Charlie, Gambit, Rogue, and Rose appear in the background in the 'Showdown in the Park' stage.

Blanka (from "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior") can be seen within the background in the 'Death Valley' stage.

Dan's ending is an obvious parody of the ending of the SNK game, "Art of Fighting".

Sunburnt (or Evil) Sakura has two separate endings : Kei chases Akuma and Sunburnt Sakura after they teleport away

1) Across the entire screen from right to left.

2) Across half the screen before she trips, falls, and falls asleep.

Firstsmile released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter Original Soundtrack & Arrange - FSCA-10017) on 19/09/1997.


The Japanese version features an extra playable character (his character slot on the character select screen is replaced by the MSH vs. SF logo on all non-Japanese version), Norimaro, a silly otaku (Japanese geek specializing in anime and manga) who is a huge Chun-Li fanboy as evidence by his reaction in seeing her before the match begins. While his true intentions of entering the competition is unknown, we can assume that it was to take pictures of Chun-Li and the many superheroes. He is voiced by the comedian Kinashi Noritaro and created by Capcom as being a joke character like Dan (modeled after a Japanese comedian Noritaro Kinashi). He was originally going to appear in non-Japanese versions of the game, but due to cultural differences and a reference to stealing Chun-Li's panties in his ending, he was cut out. However, his programming still exists in the ROM and he even has English dialogs in the game. He even has an ending with pictures, but his ending dialogs was cut out.

The US version has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.


* Play as Evil Sakura : At the character selection screen, highlight Hulk, hold Right for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

* Play as Evil Zanglief : At the character selection screen, highlight Blackheart, hold Left for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

* Play as Armored Spiderman : At the character selection screen, highlight Ryu, move down and hold Down for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

* Play as Mephisto : At the character selection screen, highlight Omega Red, hold Down for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

* Play as U.S. Agent : At the character selection screen, highlight Bison, hold Up for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

* Play as Shadow Charlie : At the character selection screen, highlight Dhalsim, hold Up for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

* Play as Gambit : Go to Dhalsim, hold Start, then move Left(x2), Down(x4), Right(x2), Up(x2), Right and press and hold LP+MK+HP together.

* Play as Norimaru (Japanese version only) : Norimaro will show on the character select screen (bottom middle square) if the machine is set to Freeplay or 1 coin X credit. A setting of 2 coins or above and you will only see the Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter logo in his square.

* Beat 'em While They're Down : After defeating your opponents, press and hold Start. Normally your character wont be able to move after the round is over but by holding Start you will not only be able to move freely (until the next round starts) but you will be able to hit your opponent and even do a Super on them!

* Change Battle Order : When the screen shows which teams will be battling, press Punch or Kick three times to change the order of battle.

* Double Team Spidermen : Start a new game and choose any character for your first choice followed by Spiderman as the second character. Deliberately lose, then continue and choose Silver Spiderman as your first character. The other Spiderman should be selected as your second character.

* Fight Secret Characters (Japanese Version) : To fight a secret character in the Japanese version you must do a certain amount of team super finishes :

Character #

Evil Sakura 5

Evil Zangief 6

Shadow Charlie 7

* Hyper Mode : At the vs. screen, hold LK+MP+HK.

* Dan's Explosion : Pick Dan as your fighter and anyone else. At the Vs. screen hold LP until the word fight disappears. When the match begins Dan will fall into a small explosion.


Note : also called the ''Capcom vs.'' series.

1. X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)

2. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1997)

3. Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes (1998)

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


Planners : Atsushi Tomita, Nakano Tau! Masahiro, Dave Matumoto

Original art works : Akiman, Sakomizu, Ukabin

Object designers : Minobe Hiroaki Da!!, Sagata, G.Kamina, Miwaringo, Kohichi Kikutani, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Shinya Miyamoto, Kondo Masanori, Satou Rie, Takep, Yosinori Yamamoto, Jon Narancha, Toshihiro Suzuki, R. Naoi, Kanako Takami

Scroll designers : Iwai, Konomi, Hisashi Sawada, Dear Akirakun 1997, May, Inoyan, Youko Fukumoto, Kisabon, Takashi Fujiwara, Hiroshi Yuugen, Chie Morisaki, Holly Genki?, Shinnosuke, Manga-Chop

Music composers & arrange : Yuki Iwai, Yuko Kadota

Sound director : Hiroaki Kondo (X68K) (cipher)

Sound assistants : Hachi & Ise & lee, Moe.T (cipher)

Recording director : Susan Hart

Recording enginners : Paul Shubat, Dave Hatt

Programmers : Motsu, Eternal Sailor, Kaw, Silver Kadontz, You!

Producer : Kenji Kataoka

General producer : Noritaka Funamizu

Executive producer : Yoshiki Okamoto

* Voice Actors :

Zangief : Wataru Takagi

M. Bison : Tomomichi Nishimura

Dhalsim : Yoshiharu Yamada

Sakura Kasugano : Yuko Sasamoto

Akuma : Tomomichi Nishimura

Chun-Li : Yuko Miyamura

Ken Masters : Iwanaga Tetsuya

Ryu : Toshiyuki Morikawa

Dan Hibiki : Osamu Hosoi

Cyclops : Norman Spencer

Captain America : Cathal J. Dodd

Spider-Man : Patrick Chilvers

Shuma-Gorath : Franck Perry

Wolverine : Cathal J. Dodd

The Incredible Hulk : Andrew Jackson

Blackheart : Jaimz Woolvett

Omega Red : Len Doncheff

Norimaro : Noritake Kinashi

Apocalypse : Lorne Kennedy

Narrator : Tony Daniels


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1998)

Sony PlayStation (1999)