• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 73
  2. Negative: 4 out of 73

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  1. Apr 13, 2014
    8
    It's not a conventional console choice for a fighter, but that's one of the many unique qualities about the exceptionally obscure Tatsunoko vs. Capcom -- you know, besides the cast of characters, many of which non-Japanese audiences won't find any familiarity with, and its visually colorful, stunning, and seizure inducing hyper combos, some of the best in the vs. series. It's an essentialIt's not a conventional console choice for a fighter, but that's one of the many unique qualities about the exceptionally obscure Tatsunoko vs. Capcom -- you know, besides the cast of characters, many of which non-Japanese audiences won't find any familiarity with, and its visually colorful, stunning, and seizure inducing hyper combos, some of the best in the vs. series. It's an essential for anyone collecting for their Wii and Wii U collection, for simply being the odd one out of the bunch.

    Pros: A truly successful successor to the Capcom vs. series that's in its own league; the cast of characters, specifically Tatsunoko, are whacky, weird, and lovable all at once; excellent soundtrack; insane hyper combos. Cons: The Wii remote controls are a challenge in their own right; single-player value and online play don't support replay value; if the unconventional console choice and virtually unknown-outside-Japan Tatsunoko characters don't turn off casuals, the lack of English voiceovers might.
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  2. Nov 27, 2011
    9
    fun, easy to get into dificult to master street fighter alike arcade fighter with really nice visuals and tight controls, onpar with street fighter 4, but 20 or so arent very much and some characters are unknown or too weird...still Great
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    4
    The shallow fighting game will be enjoyed by hardcore fans, but anyone else will be mystified by its sheer lackluster gameplay. There isn't enough content for a $40 pricetag, especially in the terms of characters. There is are three or so standard modes of "story" (there really isn't any, if you're wondering), arcade, and versus. They're all more or less decent, but get into the theThe shallow fighting game will be enjoyed by hardcore fans, but anyone else will be mystified by its sheer lackluster gameplay. There isn't enough content for a $40 pricetag, especially in the terms of characters. There is are three or so standard modes of "story" (there really isn't any, if you're wondering), arcade, and versus. They're all more or less decent, but get into the the gameplay and problems arise. Firstly, the two character swap out of place and useless. It's actually reallllly annoying, and can drag down any good match. The backdrops are poorly done and uncreative, just like the rest of the game. It's still fun... kinda... but the constant sticky controls, icky graphics, and lack of desirable content just makes it another mediocre installment in the capcom fighting franchise. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2011
    10
    Best fighting game on the Wii. GRAPHICS: clean, fast, amazing- 10/10. ACTION: Fights are fasted paced and unpredictable, the variety of characters is great, and the mini-games are awesome. Basically everything you could want out of a fighter- 10/10. MECHANICS: The controls (Classic Pro) are easy to learn unlike some other fighting games. Special moves are easy to learn and each characterBest fighting game on the Wii. GRAPHICS: clean, fast, amazing- 10/10. ACTION: Fights are fasted paced and unpredictable, the variety of characters is great, and the mini-games are awesome. Basically everything you could want out of a fighter- 10/10. MECHANICS: The controls (Classic Pro) are easy to learn unlike some other fighting games. Special moves are easy to learn and each character has their own style- 10/10. EXTRAS: Having half a cast of relatively unknown characters makes the game BETTER in my opinion. No preconceived notions about who should be good, better than X, or whatever and no nerd rage when Magneto doesn't instantly (instantly) kill Iron Man. Having what are essentially blank slates gives the player (or maybe just me) the chance to make up their own stories for the characters, like how Tekkaman is fighting for gay robot marriage- 10/10. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2011
    9
    No fighting game is ever perfect. But there are a handful of fighting games that are near perfect. Tatsunoko vs Capcom (TvC) is one of them. There are only a few minor problems, the main one is that not many people know or even heard about Tatsunoko, therefore some of the characters will be brand new to the gamer. Secondly, like nearly all fighting games, there isn't much of a story. WellNo fighting game is ever perfect. But there are a handful of fighting games that are near perfect. Tatsunoko vs Capcom (TvC) is one of them. There are only a few minor problems, the main one is that not many people know or even heard about Tatsunoko, therefore some of the characters will be brand new to the gamer. Secondly, like nearly all fighting games, there isn't much of a story. Well for the majority of this game, it is excellent. The graphics are good (for Wii), the fighting is intense and very addictive, the hyper specials are awesome and multiplayer is just great. If you are a die-hard fighting game expert or you're still a rookie this game would fit perfectly into your Wii games collection. Collapse
  6. Jan 15, 2011
    0
    No fighting game is ever perfect. But there are a handful of fighting games that are near perfect. Tatsunoko vs Capcom (TvC) is one of them. There are only a few minor problems, the main one is that not many people know or even heard about Tatsunoko, therefore some of the characters will be brand new to the gamer. Secondly, like nearly all fighting games, there isn't much of a story. WellNo fighting game is ever perfect. But there are a handful of fighting games that are near perfect. Tatsunoko vs Capcom (TvC) is one of them. There are only a few minor problems, the main one is that not many people know or even heard about Tatsunoko, therefore some of the characters will be brand new to the gamer. Secondly, like nearly all fighting games, there isn't much of a story. Well for the majority of this game, it is excellent. The graphics are good (for Wii), the fighting is intense and very addictive, the hyper specials are awesome and multiplayer is just great. If you are a die-hard fighting game expert or you're still a rookie this game would fit perfectly into your Wii games collection. Collapse
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Tatsunoko is certainly its own beast, but compared to a genre highlight like Street Fighter IV it can't help but feel slightly throwaway. [Feb 2010, p.95]
  2. Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom arrives at the western market twelve months after being sent in Japan, in a new version that adds great amount of extra content. TVC: Ultimate All-Stars it is the best fighting game never sent on Wii. An indispensable game for the users of the Nintendo's console.
  3. With zany characters and gameplay and a low barrier to entry, TVC is fantastic for the fighting game novice. On the other hand, there is also a deep fighting system for veteran fighter fans along with a solid online setup. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is an amazing 2D fighting game that is tailor-made for the Wii and its audience.