I found out today via Kotaku that Marvel and Capcom are re-releasing Marvel VS Capcom as downloadable games for X Box and Playstation 3. When I first got ps3 I didn’t really think online content would interest me but the Street Fighter II HD remix quickly proved me wrong.
Not only are they cheap, fun, and a throw back to the games of yore they also have great online components that allow you to flex (or get flexed on) your video game muscle to unknown people all around the world.
No matter how far video game makers push current games gamers are still going to feel the nostalgic pull of some of their old favorites. Marvel Superheroes was one of the few games I played the crap out of on my Sega Saturn and it was the predecessor to M vs C so its natural this news would send me down memory lane.
The memories of these other ones however are just a product of my mind wandering on the go train.
Having logged a lot of hours player Street Fighter 2 on my Genesis getting into this game was like hoping on a new bike, different, but with a little practice I could still throw down. Wolverine, Ironman and Spiderman were my go to characters because they were fairly easy to play with and some of my favorite Marvel Characters.
The only fault I can put on this game was the fact that any time I played it in the arcades I got destroyed by kids many years younger than me.
Most people will remember this game from the large multi-chained arcade versions but Sega ported this down for the Sega Saturn. The graphics were not nearly as good as the arcade machines but it was a great way to memorize the tracks and hustle people at Sega City which was cool to do at the time (seriously).
I have a key chain around here somewhere stating that I am a champion from one of my many wins…
This game also came with my Sega Saturn and was your classic cop themed shooter game, tt was first person shooter but you could not control the movement, just the gun. If memory servers correctly it’s the first game I remember playing with cut scenes.
I didn’t have the Virtua gun, but head shots and crotchshots are fun no matter what you are using.
I love giant Robots, especially giant robots that shoot often and aim even less. Oddly enough I do not remember this game having techno sound track but I do remember the near seizure inducing graphics. I think this game might be the reason I have to wear glasses today.
This is the only game on the list I can’t recall actually playing all the way through.
Fighting Vipers is a super violent, and in my opinion, under rated fighting game for both the Saturn and Arcades (surprise!). It had quite a few features that set it apart from most of the other fighters of that time.
The arena was 3d which meant you could use the walls to your advantage and for finishes punch people through or on top of the walls.
The damage system was fairly unique in the sense that the more armor you lost the faster your health depleted, you could also see the armor fly of during the match and if your opponent was a girl by the end of the match she would be in her bra and panties.
The final unique feature of this game was the fact that some players carried weapons on their backs, my favorite characters were Raxel and Picky since you could beat your opponents down with a flying v guitar and a skateboard respectively.
I really need to order one of these rca cables from and fire up my Saturn again, any interested parties are welcome to come over and mash buttons. Please no throwing my controllers.