Video Game / Capcom Fighting Evolution
Capcom Fighting Evolution
(a.k.a. Capcom Fighting Jam
in Japan and Europe), released in 2004, is a Massively Multiplayer Crossover
between some of Capcom
's popular fighting game series, including Street Fighter II
, Street Fighter III
, Street Fighter Alpha
. Of special note is that this game represents the second chance North American players have had to play as characters from the arcade-only Red Earth
(Tessa the Witch was playable in Super Gem Fighter
is a standard one-on-one fighting game with a semi-tag function allowing players to change their current character after a round, with four characters each from their respective games, along with newcomer
Ingrid (who was to appear in a 3D fighting game called Capcom Fighting All-Stars
, which was eventually cancelled) and Final Boss
Pyron from Darkstalkers
. All characters fight using the rules from the games they came from - the Street Fighter II
characters use the single Super Move
meter from Super Street Fighter II
, the Darkstalkers
characters have the stacking Super Move meters, etc. Like most Capcom crossover games, there is no overarching storyline (although each character does have their own ending cutscene) - fight several opponents, then the final boss, and then watch the end credits.
- Representing Street Fighter II: Ryu, Guile, Zangief and M. Bison
- Representing Street Fighter III: Alex, Chun-Li, Urien, and Yun
- Representing Street Fighter Alpha: Rose, Sakura, Karin, and Guy
- Representing Darkstalkers: Demitri, Felicia, Anakaris, and Jedah
- Representing Red Earth: Leo, Hauzer, Hydron (Nool) and Kenji (Mukuro)
- Original character: Ingrid, sorta. she was meant to debut in the now-cancelled Capcom Fighting All-Stars.
- Bosses: Pyron and Shin Akuma
Tropes used in this game:
- All Just a Dream: Zangief's ending.
- The Cameo: Many Capcom classic characters appear in the game, in both the backgrounds and endings, such as:
- Jon Talbain in Ryu's ending.
- Mike Haggar in Alex's ending.
- Gill (who gets beaten down) Sagat, Vega, Balrog and the Bison dolls in M. Bison's ending.
- Morrigan in Demitri's ending.
- A lot of Capcom's girls in Felicia's ending.
- *breath* Ken, Dhalsim, Charlie, Dudley, Sean, Mai Ling, LeiLei, B.B.Hood, Rikuo and Victor in Pyron's ending.
- Dan (who gets beaten down) and Kei in Sakura's ending.
- Tessa, Blade and Mai Ling in Leo's ending.
- Dante in Jedah's ending.
- Yang in Yun's ending.
- Makoto in one of the backgrounds.
- Lazy Artist: The Darkstalkers characters, sans Demitri, are STILL using their 1994 sprites.
- Not to mention the low-res backgrounds with very little animation.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover/Dream Match Game: What this is supposed to be, given the characters are imported into the game complete with mechanics and attributes that are also pulled from their respective games (so Alpha characters can use Custom Combos and Alpha Counters while III characters can Parry attacks). The back of the box even promises the characters will play just like they did in the games they were imported from. However the underbelly is wholly based on the engine of Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium so the actual hit detection and combo physics reside entirely within that game's gameplay (plus characters like Ryu and Guile use their CvS2 sprites, which basically ensures they can't play precisely as they did in Street Fighter II).
- No Plot? No Problem!: Capcom Fighting All-Stars actually was supposed to have a plot but when that game got scrapped and Capcom Fighting Evolution was conceived to replace it, they didn't write a story to go with that.
- Shout-Out: Rose's ending has her imprisoning Pyron in a card, pretty much like Sakura (well, not the Street Fighter by that name, though).
- Ryu's Midnight Bliss is the little Indian girl with the milk jug he bumped into in the SF 2 anime movie.
- The Worf Effect: Gill gets beaten down in M. Bison's ending.