Capcom vs. SNK
|Capcom vs. SNK|
|System(s)||Arcade, Sega Dreamcast|
|Followed by||Capcom vs. SNK Pro|
|Series||Capcom vs. SNK|
- This is the first game in the Capcom vs. SNK series. For other games in the series see the Capcom vs. SNK category.
Capcom vs. SNK is a fighting game that was developed by Capcom and released in 2000. It features characters from various Capcom and SNK franchises, most notably Street Fighter II and The King of Fighters. It is the first release by Capcom in the Capcom vs. SNK series. The creation of this game was seen as an impossible dream come true to many fighting game fans. Long before this game was announced, Capcom and SNK were heated rivals for the quarters of arcade fans. The rivalry began when a one of the designers of Capcom's incredibly popular and successful Street Fighter II jumped ship and joined rival company SNK and proceeded to develop fighting games for their Neo Geo system of arcade hardware. The competition between the two companies was a win for arcade fans, and the companies drove each other to out-do one another in terms of innovative fighting game design. As the Street Fighter and Darkstalker series evolved, so too did the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series, leading hardcore fighting fans to wonder what it would be like if Ryu could face Kyo, or if Ken could fight against Terry. With this game, players finally learned the answer.
Every character has a ratio, based on strength and popularity, and a team's ration can only add up to four. So you could have various combinations of teams. Each player could choose between the Capcom groove, which played very much like Street Fighter Alpha series, or the SNK groove, which played very much like The King of Fighters series. Additionally, nearly every character (except for secret characters) has an alternate "EX" version with a modified move list. The first Capcom vs. SNK was released only released outside of the arcades for the Sega Dreamcast. The game is subtitled "Millennium Fight 2000". It was followed by a small revision and update, known as Capcom vs. SNK Pro. Pro introduce two extra characters, Dan and Joe, and changed a few of the moves of the existing characters. It was not, however, the very first chance that Capcom and SNK characters got to duke it out, as that honor goes to the Neo Geo Pocket Color version of SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, which came out one year prior.
Of particular note, is the fact that this is one of the few games that allows you to link the Sega Dreamcast to the Neo Geo Pocket Color. If you have a NGPC and the game SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenium, you can connect the two systems and transfer Versus Points back and forth between them which enable you to purchase secret options in CvS, or secret Super Combos in SvC: MotM. Versus Points can be sent in either direction across the two systems.