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Marvel vs. Capcom Let's start this by mentioning that the Character Select music in MVC3 (plus its orchestral version) will pump you the fuck up. Even it seems overjoyed that the third game has finally come out.
The first MvC and its successor have Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Roll of fame as a playable character—she has the only theme with vocals in the games, Mega Man "Kaze yo Tsutaete".
Courtesy of , Mega Man 2 Marvel vs. Capcom presents the Blue Bomber himself.
Cammy's wonderful theme in X-Men vs. Street Fighter.
Tron Bonne in 3 has "Flutter vs. Gesselschaft", inherited from Volnutt's theme in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and, obviously, .
Mega Man Legends Zero's remix of his theme.
Mega Man X 2 On the Blackbird, Storm's theme in X-Men: Children of the Atom.
Captain America's theme in Marvel vs. Capcom, and its remix in 3.
And lest we forget, the original from Marvel Super Heroes and the Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter version.
Having trouble deciding which one you like best? How about all of the above?
Every single rearrangement. Wolverine's theme in MvC1 and its MvC3 remix.
His XvSF theme is pure adrenaline, while his MSHvSF theme is surprisingly chill; in other words, Capcom managed to perfectly capture almost every facet of Wolvie's personality. In musical form.
Of course, the and XCotA versions are nothing to sneeze at, too.
MSH Gambit's theme in MvC1.
Still one-upped by the original from X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Don't mess with the Cajun!
While it's just a fan-made remix this definitely makes you wish he was MvC3.
Deadpool's theme, which will drill its way into your head and pester you forever... just like Deadpool.
There's also the theme of Onslaught.
The Capcom side also gives us Strider Hiryu and Jin Saotome.
Ahem... Captain Commando.
To match his look, Dante brings an Devil May Cry 3 awesome remix of the already awesome "Devils Never Cry".
Albert Wesker takes "Winds of Madness", his incredible theme, makes it Resident Evil 5 rock out loud, and proceeds to SATURATE MvC3 with his awesomeness.
While it could originally be considered The Scrappy, the length of time between the release of MvC2 and MvC3 (not to mention Memetic Mutation) has finally brought "(I Wanna) Take You For a Ride" (the character select theme from MvC2) to this level. More than a few fans screamed in joy when it was heard being played at the end of the Tokyo Game Show trailer for MvC3.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has several remixes of "I Wanna Take You For A Ride", even a rock remix.
Do you want to know why the Dread Dormammu is even more powerful in the Dark Dimension? Obviously, it's because he's enchanted it to play this at all times.
Amaterasu brings a remixed version of the godly "The Sun Rises" to accompany her godly ass-kicking. You know a song is awesome when it's a CMOA in .
three different games Chun-Li's theme from MvC1.
The Juggernaut's theme, bitch!
MvC3 takes Magneto's theme from X-Men vs. Street Fighter and injects it with PURE AWESOME.
Behold! The theme of Dr. Victor von DOOM!
Shuma-Gorath's epic theme!
Dadada dunda dunadunaduna dununununu...
Chris Redfield's theme.
RAAAAAAGGH! Everyone forget Hulk's theme! Hulk's theme SMASH all other puny themes in game!
SWEET GAMMA-POWERED RAVE PARTY! ... Wait, that sounds kinda dangerous.
M.O.D.O.K.'s theme. It fits particularly well with trolling sprees.
Iron Man's theme in MvC3, which is a techno-rockified version of War Machine's theme in MvC, which in turn was a reworked expansion of Iron Man's Marvel Super Heroes theme. Confusing, right?
How much of Spencer's theme is bionic awesome?
All of it. Morrigan's theme in the original Marvel vs. Capcom sounds like it'd be the perfect fit for some kind of lighthearted rave in the underworld.
And then we have her theme in MvC3, based off of her Night Warriors theme (also, see the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom section). It's quite mystifying.
While and XvSF did the obligatory spin on the MvC RED CYCLONE, Zangief himself, it is his MSHvSF theme that truly shines.
Speaking of Russians, here is Colossus' theme from X-Men: Children of the Atom.
Moon Light, Psylocke's theme in X-Men: Children of the Atom. Her theme in Marvel Super Heroes qualifies, too.
Dreams don't die, huh? BEHOLD!! OPTIC BLAST!!! Got that right, Cyclops.
Since Marvel vs. Capcom was more diverse on the Capcom side than being just being Street Fighters, they gave Ryu, the main representative of series in the game, the Street Fighter Street Fighter II main theme itself.
M. Bison's theme from Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. Just makes you wanna yell out "YES! YES!"
Thor's theme, fitting for a god of Asgard.
C. Viper's MvC3 theme which is a remix of her theme.
Street Fighter IV Mayor Mike Haggar Turned Da Beat Back!
Taskmaster's theme will remind you of who is the asskickee, and who is the asskicker.
This remix of Akuma's iconic theme is... just listen!
Sentinel's Marvel vs. Capcom 3 theme is epic!
In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Jill gets a dance remix of her RE5 theme, "Sad But True". Put yer dancing shoes on!
The Deep, Omega-Red's theme from X-Men: Children of the Atom. In MSHvSF, it's revamped with a pretty sexy sitar that makes his theme "almost as Hindu as Dhalsim's."
"Birdy! Play my swinging theme!" "Yes, boss!"
Every single Street Fighter theme found in X-Men vs. Street Fighter.
In turn, '97's Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter marked a stark deviation for the Street Fighters, as none of them retained their iconic leitmotifs, giving Capcom the chance to get creative. Make sure to tune in to stuff like Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Sakura, and Dan.
Galactus' theme. Fittingly epic, considering the person in question.
X-23's theme. Probably the Marvel side's equivalent to Roll's theme.
The Victory/Outcome/Results theme from 3. You'll want it to play any time you win anything.
With Ultimate MvC3 on the way, there's some new themes to go with the newcomers.
Firebrand/Red Arremer's theme, a bitchin' metal remix of the intro.
Gargoyle's Quest Strider Hiryu's theme, a triumphant reprise of his MvC1 theme (and by proxy, Stage 1 of his original game).
Ghost Rider's theme, almost the polar opposite of Dormammu's.
Hawkeye's theme, a funky, catchy beat that compliments his personality well.
Doctor Strange's theme, which has a very appropriate mystical, otherworldly feel to it.
Nemesis' theme, a RE5 remix of his RE3 theme, gives an extremely menacing feel.
Vergil's theme is an awesome, yet slightly melancholy, symphonic rock remix of his second boss battle theme from Devil May Cry 3. Seeing as it was technically the only time Dante and Vergil were on even ground, this is perfect.
Iron Fist's theme, which mixes Chinese instruments, pop, and rock together in a glorious fashion.
Nova's theme takes spacefaring theme elements, like a sweeping chorus, synthesizer sounds, and sweet guitar riffs, and puts them together in one incredible, high-energy piece.
Phoenix Wright's theme, a remix of "Objection - 2001" from the first game.
Ace Attorney Until you go into Turnabout Mode, where Wright's more iconic theme "Pursuit - Cornered" starts playing in a fashion that would make Bang Shishigami proud.
Frank West's theme, a remix of Adam the Clown's theme is very catchy and surprisingly fitting.
Rocket Raccoon's theme is a heroic sounding tune that'll no doubt get one pumped up in battle.
The character select themes in Ultimate MvC3 manage to build on the ones in the vanilla version and sound more awesome for it. The classic version adds an electric guitar into the mix. The dynamic version? It adds a freaking chorus.
While MvC2 was notorious for its music, it still had some good tracks, like this one.
The Heroes & Hearlds theme. A dramatic piece fitting for a mode about a grand battle for the planet.
You don't need many reasons to win but here's one: To listen to this victory theme.
SNK vs. Capcom The themes for M. Bison, Geese Howard, and Akuma from the original .
CvS Nakoruru's theme from Capcom vs. SNK. Probably the best track of the entire OST.
The boss battles for Shin Akuma and Ultimate/God Rugal from are also awesome.
Capcom vs. SNK 2 Also from CvS2, True Love Makin', Fight with the Wind, Fight Your Way, Stimulation, Happiness, Nebuta, Wicked Fight, and Real Eyes.
And who could forget Wipe Out, the theme of the Osaka stage (which sounds pretty much like Lei Wulong's theme [moreso the OST version than the AST remix] and "Steam" by East 17)?
Tekken 3 True Spirit is a very somber and atmospheric piece. It really sets the mood for big battles against guys like Bison, Geese, Akuma, and Rugal.
The remixed Ryu theme.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom When you face 's Yami final form in either CGoH or UAS, he brings his world's Awesome Music, , with him.
"The Sun Rises!" The opening/intro song "Fly Across the Border" is different depending on the game's version,, the English one is softer, has some rap and gets pretty jazzy near the end, while the Japanese one rocks with eletric guitars, fast beats and effects. Don't try to argue which is better, both are AWESOME!
Cross Generation of Heroes is chockful of it simply because every Anime Theme Song for the Tatsunoko characters and each Capcom character's respective Awesome Music is mashed together into one game. The reworkings of some of those themes makes these even more awesome than their original counterparts:
Even with licensing issues preventing the themes from being used in Ultimate All Stars, there's still great music:
Namco x Capcom Trembling City of Aris which was also remixed in as Endless Frontier "Alice in Fluxland".
"Brave New World", the opening theme of the game.
As well as this remix of Hsien-Ko/Lei-Lei's Night Warriors: theme, used by both her and Darkstalkers II Fong-Ling.
Jin Kazama and Heihachi Mishima's theme, a remixed version of the intro from .
Tekken Tag Tournament And speaking of Tekken, King II (alongside Felicia and Armor King I) gets an expansive rearrangement of the opening to Tekken 3.
Once again, MegaMan Volnutt and Tron Bonne use Flutter vs. Gesellschaft as their battle theme, from their home series.
Arthur has his theme from .
Ghosts N Goblins Morrigan's Darkstalkers theme, remixed.
The cast of (Haggar and Guy, along with Final Fight Sho/Ginzu) receive this rocking remix of the Bay Area from the original game.
The Captain & co. weren't left out either.
Stage 1 of Strider has never sounded so grand.
Kagekiyo from The Genji And The Heike Clans proves two things:
Brave Sword, Braver Soul, from , accompanies Mitsurugi and Taki ontp the battlefield.
Soulcalibur II Gilgamesh and Princess Ki's theme, taken from The Return of Ishtar.
Didja know that this game made Taizo Hori (and in general) Dig Dug infinitely more ? MANLY It did.
Taizo's ex-wife Toby Masuyo (of Baraduke) teams up with Burning Force's Hiromi Tengenji to bring you this hotness. Awesome must run in the (extended) family.
KOS-MOS, Shion, and MOMO bring the main battle theme of with them.
Xenosaga: Episode 1 Anyone else getting some Underworld vibes from Valkyrie's theme?
If you're listening to Stepping Wind, the theme of Klonoa and Gantz, the only appropriate response is a big "WAHOO!"
Regina and Bruce McGivern bring this hyperkinetic tune from in tow.
Dino Crisis 2 When you enroll at Rival Schools, don't expect an actual education. Expect a beating from Hideo and Kyoko instead!
Well well Demitri, shall we dance?
Well apparently, Lion - Irony of Fate has taken tips from Trombe to override the whole soundtrack for this game. Hell, whenever Judas appears, the enemy turn theme gets overriden with its awesomeness!
Tales of Destiny It wouldn't be a crossover without , so let's get these out of the way: Street Fighter Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Sakura (who even brings her rival-turned-friend Karin along for the ride!).
M. Bison, the head honcho of Shadaloo, makes an appearance with his boss theme, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Brave or Grave. Brings back memories, right?
Evil Profusion may not be her battle theme, but its sinister trance-like nature definitely fits Saya like a tee. It is then morphed into 61, the theme of the Final Boss.
Everything Is Within Battle, the enemy battle theme.
Facing the Wind.
Even the post-stage music is great!
Like An Old Dream, the music that plays during the epilogue, is a sound way to end the game, huh?
Street Fighter X Tekken The remix of Tekken Tag Tournament's theme, for some of the SF vs. TK rival battles.
For this game, Capcom gave priority to the Real Song Theme Tunes, as many songs were featured in trailers:
The Antarctica stage theme, a smooth mix of electronic beats and percussion, getting tenser or easier as the battle goes on.
The Pandora boss theme for Bison and Juri is a sinister combo of the two character's teams complete with Ominous Latin Chanting. Fitting for the Shadaloo and SIN team-up.
The remix of Akuma's theme at the end of a Tekken character's Arcade mode. Probably one of the best, and most metal, versions of his theme yet.
How about the Mad Gear Hideout (Round 1) theme (also titled "Abigail Dancing" on the collector's edition CD), a sweet electronic remix of the Bay Area stage theme from ?
Final Fight The Mishima Estate Round 1 (rooftop) theme is a beautiful mixture of electronic and loud Asian instruments adapted from Heihachi's Tekken 2 theme.
Speaking of Mishima Estate, Mishima Estate Round 2 throws us in what seems to be a gentle theme...until it kicks into Heihachi's Tekken 3 arcade theme. Suddenly, that nostalgic metal guitar from his theme kicks in, with mild electronics throw in, all while a shout of "Hey!" ties the theme all together.
Urban war zone is quite iconic thanks to the reveals of the Playstation-exclusive characters (Mega Man, Pac-Man, Toro, Kuro, Cole). It's got electric synth sounds mixed in with some sweet guitar playing and it makes you want to say "This is my destiny!".
Mega Man's theme.
The remix of Ogre's Tekken 3 theme. It starts out like his theme normally would, but then immediately goes into the "True Ogre" portion of the theme with Ominous Latin Chanting in the back.
The theme for Pit Stop 109. Such a nice, catchy, and upbeat tune to go with your asskicking... And then night falls, and you're treated to craziness that would feel right at home in a game!
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