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X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Publisher: Capcom
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-2
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (40 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Extended RAM Cartridge (4MB only)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-1227G
Sega Saturn
JP (RAM Pack)
¥7,800 T-1226G



X-Men vs. Street Fighter (エックスメンVS.ストリートファイター) is a versus fighting game developed by Capcom and was released for the Sega Saturn in 1997. It is the first fighting game crossover to be released by Capcom, combining characters seen in X-Men: Children of the Atom (plus a few new mutants) with those of Street Fighter Alpha 2. The Saturn version of the game was only released in Japan.

Gameplay

Playable Characters

XvsSF SS Magneto portrait.png Magneto
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
XvsSF SS Juggernaut portrait.png Juggernaut
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
XvsSF SS Sabretooth portrait.png Sabretooth
XvsSF SS Storm portrait.png Storm
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
XvsSF SS Gambit portrait.png Gambit
XvsSF SS Rogue portrait.png Rogue
XvsSF SS Wolverine portrait.png Wolverine
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
XvsSF SS Cyclops portrait.png Cyclops
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
XvsSF SS Dhalsim portrait.png Dhalsim
From Street Fighter Alpha 2.
XvsSF SS Vega portrait.png Vega
From Street Fighter Alpha 2.
XvsSF SS Chun-Li portrait.png Chun-Li
From Street Fighter Alpha.
XvsSF SS Zangief portrait.png Zangief
From Street Fighter Alpha 2.
XvsSF SS Cammie portrait.png Cammie
From Street Fighter Alpha 2.
XvsSF SS Nash portrait.png Charlie (Nash)
From Street Fighter Alpha.
XvsSF SS Ryu portrait.png Ryu
From Street Fighter Alpha.
XvsSF SS Ken portrait.png Ken
From Street Fighter Alpha.
XvsSF SS Gouki portrait.png Gouki
From Street Fighter Alpha. Hidden character.

History

Development

Release

The Saturn version of this game was extremely close to getting a European release, being given a price of £49.99 and being packaged with a 4MB Extended RAM Cartridge. It was meant to arrive in March, but Capcom and Sega pulled the plug at the last minute.

Legacy

X-Men vs. Street Fighter proved to be a success for Capcom, and would lead to numerous other crossovers, starting with Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter.

Versions

The Sega Saturn port of X-Men vs. Street Fighter was the first and to this day most accurate home conversion of the game, with a rival PlayStation release arriving a year later. Unlike X-Men: Children of the Atom where the differences are relatively minor, the PlayStation of version of X-Men vs. Street Fighter strips out features such as tag-team battles, and extends the the one-round battles to a two-out-of-three round setup.

Most notably, the PlayStation version makes significant graphical cutbacks across all elements of the game. Many frames of character and background animation were removed, with characters such as Magneto having almost entirely different (and more rigid) idle poses to compensate for the hardware. Even when animation is not a feature, the PlayStation often uses less detailed assets, and runs with a lower screen resolution at all times.

The Saturn conversion is able to achieve closer parity with the arcade version through its use of the 4MB Extended RAM Cartridge, which is required for the game to run. A side effect of this approach also means that loading times are shorter than on the PlayStation (though still longer than in the arcades, where there is no disc to access).

The 4MB Extended RAM Cartridge also means the X-Men characters have more frames of animation than their counterparts in the Saturn X-Men: Children of the Atom.

Production credits

  • Planner: Atsushi Tomita
  • Assistant: Takayoshi Terada, Moriyoshi Teruya
  • Programmer: AOI, Motsu, GIU, Eternal Sailor, Tora&Yume&?&Hide
  • Character Design: Akiman
  • Title Design: Shoei
  • Object Design: Minobe Hiroaki!, Rie Satou, Masanori.Kondo, Kanako♥Takami, Miwaringo♥, Y.Yamamoto, Tateishi Masayo, Toshihiro Suzuki, Sagata, Satoru Yamashita, INO, R.Naoi, Kako, Narancha, Shin, Ikusan, Kurose, G.Kamina, K.Kikutani, T.Ohsumi
  • Scroll Design: Iwai, Taka, Kisabon, MAY, Hisashi Sawada, Inoyan, Shinnosuke♥, Yoichi Tanoue, Hooly (Fukahori), Naobei, Yoko Fukumoto, Ziggy, Konomi, Isukesan120%, Manga-Chop
  • Music Compose&Arrange: Yuki Iwai, Yuko Kadota
  • Sound&Voice Design: Hiroaki "X68K" Kondo, Moe.T
  • Voice Actor: Norman Spencer, Cathal Dodd, Catherine Disher, Lenore Zann, Tony Daniels, Don Francks, Rick Bennett, Lorne Kennedy, Katashi Ishizuka, Tetsuya Iwanaga, Yuko Miyamura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Susan Hart, Yoshiharu Yamada, Wataru Takagi, Tomomichi Nishimura
  • Producer: Tetsuya Iijima
  • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu (POO)
  • Special thanks to: Sakomizu, Adviser Akitomo, Takuya Shiraiwa, Matt Taylor, Erik Suzuki, Kinu Nishimura, Jesus R. Bueno, Harumi Yamashita, Dana Moreshead, Alison Stroll, Rita Rokos, Darryl Williams, Mr.Kubozono, Mr.Hirao, Marcello Fortino, David Alex Stinson, Joseph Calamari, Satoshi Ise

Thank You For Playing
Presented by: Capcom

Source: In-game creditsMedia:XMENvSF_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[1]


Track list


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2. Opening Demo (00:24)


3. Player Select (00:34)


4. VS (00:06)


5. Wolverine (01:16)


6. Cyclops (00:59)


7. Storm (01:05)


8. Rogue (01:06)


9. Gambit (01:04)


10. Sabretooth (00:59)


11. Jaggernaut (00:49)


12. Magneto (00:46)


13. Here Comes A New Challenger (00:07)


14. RYU (01:12)


15. KEN (01:22)


16. Chun-Li (00:58)


17. Dhalsim (01:20)


18. Zangief (00:59)


19. Vega (00:47)


20. Gouki (00:54)


21. Nash (01:07)


22. Cammy (01:21)


23. Winner (00:06)


24. Continue? (00:39)


25. Vs Apocalypse Demo (00:22)


26. Apocalypse (00:49)


27. Ending 1 (00:37)


28. Ending 2 (00:33)


29. Ending 3 (00:46)


30. Ending 4 (00:41)


31. Ending 5 (00:44)


32. Ending 6 (00:41)


33. Ending 7 (00:47)


34. Ending 8 (00:37)


35. Ending 9 (00:38)


36. Ending 10 (00:53)


37. Ending 11 (00:47)


38. Ending 12 (00:40)


39. Ending 13 (00:42)


40. Staff Credit (01:12)


41. Game Over (00:04)
Running time: 31:33

Magazine articles

Main article: X-Men vs. Street Fighter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SSM JP 19971128 1997-41.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #77: "1997-41 (1997-11-28)" (1997-11-14)
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SSM JP 19971205 1997-42.pdfSSM JP 19971205 1997-42.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #78: "1997-42 (1997-12-05)" (1997-11-21)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
95 №72, p118/119
80 №195, p76-79[2]
90 №54, p88/89[3]
80 №468, p37
98 №114, p98-99
95 №71, p78/79[4]
95 №10, p74-79[5]
94 №30, p56-59[6]
93 №1997-42, p184[7]
94 №, p8Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[8]
Sega Saturn
91
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, JP
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Cover
Saturn, JP (4MB RAM Pack)
XMVSF Saturn JP Box Back 4MB.jpgXMenvsSF Saturn JP Box Spine 4MBPack.jpgXMVSF Saturn JP Box Front 4MB.jpg
Cover
XMenvsSF Saturn JP Disc 4MBPack.jpg
Disc
XMVSF Saturn JP Box Front 4MB JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case

References

  1. File:XMENvSF_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  2. File:CVG UK 195.pdf, page 76
  3. File:Edge UK 054.pdf, page 88
  4. File:Joypad FR 071.pdf, page 77
  5. File:SaturnPower UK 10.pdf, page 74
  6. File:SSM_UK_30.pdf, page 56
  7. File:SSM_JP_19971205_1997-42.pdf, page 186
  8. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 10


X-Men games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1993) | X-Men (1993) | Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) | X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1995) | X-Women: The Sinister Virus (unreleased)
Sega Game Gear
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1994) | X-Men (1994) | X-Men: GamesMaster's Legacy (1994) | X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega Saturn
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997)
Sega Master System
X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega 32X
X-Men: Mind Games (Unreleased)
X-Men related media
Music
Sega Tunes: X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1996)


Street Fighter games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition (1993) | Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1994)
Sega Saturn
Street Fighter: The Movie (1995) | Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (1996) | Street Fighter II Movie (1996) | Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) | Street Fighter Collection (1997) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997) | Pocket Fighter (1998) | Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1998) | Capcom Generation: Dai 5 Shuu Kakutouka-tachi (1998) | Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999)
Sega Master System
Street Fighter II' (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999) | Street Fighter III: Double Impact (1999) | Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (2000) | Super Street Fighter II X for Matching Service (2000)
Arcade
Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper (2001)
Sampler Discs
Sega Saturn
Street Fighter Zero 2 Taikenban (199x) | Street Fighter Collection Taikenban (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Street Fighter Zero 3 Tentou Taikenban (199x)


Capcom vs. games for Sega systems
Sega Saturn
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997) | Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1999) | Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000) | Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (2000) | Capcom vs. SNK Millennium Fight 2000 Pro (2001) | Capcom vs. SNK 2 Millionaire Fighting 2001 (2001)
Related Games
Sega Saturn
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995) | Marvel Super Heroes (1997)