The fighting game genre is more alive than ever. Con Street Fighter 6 on the horizon, Capcom He wanted to remind us why his legend in fighting games with Capcom Battle Collection. A selection of 10 of fighting games most influential titles of the 1990s and early 2000s. This combination of titles fits and complements each other perfectly Capcom arcade stadiumthe compilation of games from the Japanese developer that ruled the legendary arcades of the time.
Those of us who have ever combed gray hair will surely remember many, if not all, of the titles included in the Capcom Fighting Collection, where there is no shortage of genuine gems. In fact, practically all the titles have the Japanese and English version of each installment, each with its peculiarities.
Street Fighter II as a starting point
The great Street Fighter saga is only represented with one of its original deliveries: Hyper Street Fighter II The Anniversary Edition. Which includes several game options that allows you to recreate previous versions of SF II. A good choice to make room for other titles in this Capcom Fighting Collection.
Although everything about Street Fighter does not end there, since we can also enjoy Super Puzzle Fighter II. The classic puzzle game of colored gems that fall from the top of the screen and through combos we will throw “garbage” at our rival’s screen. In the central part of the screen, two characters from the saga will face each other as well as other guests. It’s the only title that’s off topic. struggle
Super Gem Fighter Minimix This is the last title in which we can appreciate Rye, Ken, Chun Li and company. A struggle traditional in 2D but with its own mechanics based on improving attacks as we obtain gems by hitting our rival. The chibi-like character design and the large number of combat animations of each fighter make it quite a visual spectacle. He has a simplified combat system making it one of the most engaging games for beginners in the genre.
The Vampire Saga can also be seen in several formats
In 1994, a new Capcom saga appeared, which began with Vampire: The Night Warrioralthough here in the West we would know it as Darkstalkers: warriors of the night. A proposal with a darker tone and more stylized characters, many of which are represented in the classics Marvel vs. Capcom or Capcom vs. SNK. We will have both versions in this Capcom Fighting Collection. All visual pleasure thanks to its fluid animations and the wide variety of movements of its characters.
Night Wars: Darkstalker Revengea direct sequel to Darkstalkers released in 1995, also includes both versions of the game. More and better than its predecessor in terms of content and characters, but with a somewhat renewed combat system.
Vampire Savior: Lord of the WampiresAlso known as Dark Stalkers 3was released in 1997 and closes this trilogy with Morgan, Felicia, Bishamon and Company. The main novelty of this opus is the change of the system of turns for two bars of life to lower it in its entirety, something similar to what we find in killer instinct
Finally, the Japanese versions of Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalker’s Revenge there Vampire Savior 2: The Lord Vampire. Two titles that reimagine what Darkstalkers 3 looked like with a different character and small gameplay tweaks, although they keep the same idea.
In the variety is the spice
To close this Campcom Fighting Collection we have two lesser known titles, but no less interesting for that. In Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness we can control various giant robots to hit us in traditional 2D combat. With a fairly frenetic pace and a large amount of attack from each character, it’s a very fun visual spectacle to play. Ultimately, Red earth It takes us to a fantasy world where we will face great enemies. A title that flirts with the RPG in its Quest mode, where we will gain experience to improve our character.
Without a doubt, one could ask for more titles in this collection, since Capcom’s wardrobe is immense in this genre. But I think the Capcom Fighting Collection brings together a good selection of titles, with some hard-to-access nuggets today.
In terms of news, highlight the training mode
We will be able to enjoy all the games available online, with a structure based on rollback netcode. We can queue by selecting multiple games at the same time or create rooms to play with our friends.
As a final tribute, Capcom Fighthitng Collection has an extensive gallery with over 500 illustrations and 400 music themes of the 10 tracks that make up this compilation.
Capcom Fighting Collection Final Conclusions
In general terms The Capcom Fighting Collection is a good compilation of many of the best Capcom fighting games, especially if you’re a fan of the Darkstalkers saga.. Big Capcom Titles Lack Cone Street Fighter III or his collaborations with SNK oh wonder. But it is worth recognizing the quality of each of its titles separately and the variety offered by titles such as Super Puzzle Fighter II, Super Gem Fighter Minimix or Red Earth and Cyberbots.
The inclusion of the training mode is a luxury to be able to train in very demanding titles in terms of execution and will allow us to understand the game much more effectively. And in private online games, the only ones we were able to test, the game also responds very well.
Capcom Battle Collection
- A selection of 10 authentic fighting games, but…
- Authentic gems like never before seen in the EU versions of Darkstalkers, Red Earth or Cyberbots
- Practice mode for all titles
- Online mode for all games based on restore netcode
- If you’re not a Darstalkers fan, the catalog is quite small
- No cross-play between platforms