Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (ARC)

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
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Platform: Arcade
Year: 1998
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is an arcade fighting game released in early 1998. A successor to X-Men vs. Street Fighter (ARC) and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (ARC), it retains the series' trademark over-the-top action while expanding Capcom's side of the roster beyond just Street Fighter characters.

Like its two predecessors, the game centers around tag-team matches where each player chooses two characters. They can be swapped at nearly any time: doing so causes them to lunge in with an attack, but also leaves them vulnerable for a second afterward. The "Variable Assist" feature from the previous game has been overhauled—instead of calling in your backup character for an attack, each player instead selects from a pool of unique assist characters and can summon them a set number of times per match. In addition to the traditional meter-based super moves (called "Hyper Combos" here) and the returning "Variable Combination" mechanic (where both characters perform a Hyper Combo at once), the player can perform a "Duo Team Attack" and temporarily control both characters at once. This can potentially cause quite a bit of damage to the opponent, especially since the Hyper Combo meter never runs out while it's active.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Choosing your characters.

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An ordinary match.

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Hyper Combos are as flashy as ever.

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Assist characters can help you out a few times per match.

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You can control both your characters at once with a Duo Team Attack.

Music

Yuko Takehara and Masato Kouda's soundtrack for the game is as high-energy and up-tempo as you'd expect from the series. In addition to several remixes of older songs from previous Capcom games (including earlier games in the series for a few Marvel characters), there are also several entirely new compositions. Some of these display a noticeable breakbeat influence, sampling a rapid drum beat (most prominently in "Staff Roll"), while others are much funkier.

Recording

All track titles come from the game's official soundtrack album. The only alterations made were to alter Japanese names to their English equivalents (like "Variable Cross" becoming "Duo Team Attack" and "Rockman" becoming "Mega Man").

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 QSound Jingle UnknownYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:09
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02 Opening Yuko TakeharaYuko Takehara 0:37
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03 Player Select Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:24
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04 VS. Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:03
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05 Theme of War Machine Takayuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:49
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06 Theme of Captain America Takayuki IwaiYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:22
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07 Theme of Hulk Yuki IwaiYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:51
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08 Theme of Wolverine Yuko TakeharaYuko Takehara 2:05
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09 Theme of Gambit Yuki Iwai, Yuko TakeharaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:08
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10 Theme of Spider-Man Takayuki IwaiYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:10
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11 Theme of Venom Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:14
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12 Theme of Ryu Yoko Shimomura, Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:56
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13 Theme of Captain Commando Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:51
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14 Theme of Chun-Li Yoko ShimomuraYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:52
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15 Theme of Jin Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:40
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16 Theme of Zangief Yoko ShimomuraYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:01
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17 Theme of Strider Hiryu Junko TamiyaYuko Takehara 1:45
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18 Theme of Morrigan Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:14
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19 Theme of Mega Man Takashi TateishiYuko Takehara 1:28
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20 Theme of Roll Yoshinori OnoYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 2:16
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21 Theme of Roll (Instrumental) Yoshinori OnoYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 4:23
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22 Theme of Hidden Character Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:30
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23 Hurry Up Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:18
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24 Win Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:03
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25 Duo Team Attack Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:34
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26 Boss Introduction Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:26
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27 Theme of Onslaught I Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:41
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28 Theme of Onslaught II Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:02
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29 Continue Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:40
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30 Game Over Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:03
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31 Ending -After the Battle- Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:19
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32 Ending -Peace- Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:44
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33 Ending -Tension- Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:41
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34 Ending -Grief- Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:59
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35 Ending -Gambit- Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:43
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36 Ending -Venom- Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:21
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37 Ending -Roll 1- Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto TomozawaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:43
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38 Ending -Roll 2- Manami MatsumaeYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:04
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39 Ending -Ryu- Yoko Shimomura, Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:56
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40 Ending -Strider Hiryu- Junko TamiyaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:40
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41 Ending -Morrigan- Takayuki IwaiYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:29
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42 Ending -Mega Man 1- Takashi TateishiYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:03
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43 Ending -Mega Man 2- Yasuaki FujitaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:24
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44 Staff Roll Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 1:25
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45 Ranking Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:07
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46 Here Comes a New Challenger Yuko Takehara, Masato KoudaYuko Takehara, Masato Kouda 0:02
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Credits

(Sources: Credits, comparisons with older games' music)

The credits are displayed after beating the game. It is believed that Yuko Takehara specifically composed and/or arranged certain songs based on his comments in this official Japanese web page about the soundtrack—he specifically highlights "Opening," "Theme of Wolverine," "Theme of Strider Hiryu," and "Theme of Mega Man." (The latter two are remixes of "Raid!" from Strider (ARC) and "Title" from Mega Man II (NES), whose respective composers have been confirmed as Junko Tamiya and Takashi Tateishi.)

A further breakdown:

Finally, this page on a website associated with the official soundtrack CD specifically says that Ryoji Yamamoto did the game's sound effects (音効).

Albums

Game Rip

Format

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Audio Devices

The game uses the CPS-2's usual QSound chip.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: マーヴル VS. カプコン クラッシュ オブ スーパー ヒーローズ (Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes)
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1998-01-23
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes - ARC - Cabinet - USA.jpg
Title: Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1998-01-23
Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  EU.svg   EU
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Title: Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1998-01-23
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.

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