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  • Summary: Capcom's popular and critically acclaimed ‘VS’ fighting series is getting an all new next-generation introduction. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom pits Capcom’s iconic characters against Tatsunoko Productions anime superheroes. This clash of heroes face off in two-on-two battles for the ultimate 2DCapcom's popular and critically acclaimed ‘VS’ fighting series is getting an all new next-generation introduction. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom pits Capcom’s iconic characters against Tatsunoko Productions anime superheroes. This clash of heroes face off in two-on-two battles for the ultimate 2D tag-team battle. Originally released in Japanese arcades in the Fall of 2008, the original Tatsunoko vs. Capcom moved to the Wii console on December 11, 2008. This fighter blends these two rich universes by taking Capcom characters like Ryu from Street Fighter, Morrigan from Darkstalkers and the giant PTX-40A from Lost Planet and putting them against Tatsunoko fan-favorite characters from Gatchaman, Hurricane Polymar, Casshern and more. It’s a battler oyale that delivers match-ups that only exist in fans wildest dreams! Unlike the more well-known six-button layout that the Street Fighter franchise pioneered, the VS line features a simplified four button system: Weak, Medium, Strong and Assist for the tag-team option of. The Assist feature adds another compelling element found Capcom’s other VS series: allowing players to switch their character on the fly or call for help from their tag-team partner, allowing for spectacular super moves (Hyper Variable Combination). Successful execution of the Assist feature can turn the tide of battle on a dime. Historically the VS series excels in integrating the tag-team options by including customized moves like Variable Assist, Snapback, and the previously mentioned Hyper Variable combination that lets both characters on one team perform their Hyper attack. TvC enhances the above gameplay with new mechanics, including the Variable Aerial Rave that allows characters to be switched in the middle of an Aerial rave. More moves include the offensive Assault and defensive maneuver Mega Crash. Another new gameplay mechanic, titled Baroque, illuminates the character in a rainbow of colors, cancels the current attack and extends combos and damage. Featuring a robust line-up of characters, the console version added four mini-games and optional control schemes. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. If you have a Wii and have complained at the lack of mainstream / hardcore games, look no further as Capcom has you covered with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars. TvC may be the most complete package available on Nintendo's console right now.
  2. A fantastic fighting game which appears basic at first but has a very deep technical side to it.
  3. The Wii doesn’t have many competitive multiplayer titles, but it now has one of the best in "Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars."
  4. Even if we had to wait a long year for the game to get outside Japan, Tatsunoko vs Capcom is still a great beat'em up, filled with content and boosting a nice online mode.
  5. 85
    It's a boon to Nintendo's device.
  6. To say it's a good stopgap for Super Street Fighter IV would be an injustice, as it's a fighter that stands out on its own merit. Those who look beyond the tinted visors will discover not just an excellent Wii game but an all kinds of awesome 2D fighter.
  7. 65
    Tatsunoko vs Capcom is a solid entry in the Vs Capcom line and certainly worth experiencing for die-hard Capcom fighting fans, but has a few little rough spots that could have benefited from extra effort.

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  1. 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 ofBest 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
  2. SamJ.
    Jan 31, 2010
    10
    This game is fantastic in every way, I reckon it one of the best fighting games in a long time, even better then street fighter 4. All the This game is fantastic in every way, I reckon it one of the best fighting games in a long time, even better then street fighter 4. All the characters are great fun once u get the hang of the controls and the graphics are superb Expand
  3. FelLeg
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    I've never had so much fun playing a game with my friends since the original Super Smash Bros... And That's saying a lot. A pro can I've never had so much fun playing a game with my friends since the original Super Smash Bros... And That's saying a lot. A pro can enjoy as much this title as a newcomer, you won't be able to stop laughing at the over-the-top action... and the shooting mini-game just adds even more depth to an already very polished game. So far so good, this gets my seal of approval. Expand
  4. 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 streetfun, 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 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.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. 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. Expand
  6. elijah
    Jan 27, 2010
    9
    i cannot say nothing more, than it is the best fighting game on the wii, and sets the standard very high for all fighting games to come. if i cannot say nothing more, than it is the best fighting game on the wii, and sets the standard very high for all fighting games to come. if you loved MVC 2, here is it's spiritual successor! Expand
  7. 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'tThe 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

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