->''"This battle is about to explode!"''
->''"This is gonna be a match to remember!"''
->- ''Capcom vs. SNK 2''[='=]s announcer before a fight.

During the height of the {{fighting game}} popularity, one of Creator/{{Capcom}}'s biggest competitors was Creator/{{SNK}}, creators of the NeoGeo console and arcade system, who challenged ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[='=]s dominance with a wide array of linked and standalone games and series, culminating with their own {{massive multiplayer crossover}}, ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}''. Naturally, in 1999 and 2000, the [[TemptingFate inevitable]] [[CapcomVsWhatever happened]], and the two companies came together to both make separate fighting games based on the concept.

The fighting games of this series, so far, are these:
* ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomMatchOfTheMillennium SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium]]''
* ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000''
* ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001]]''
* ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos''

SNK also developed three {{card battle game}}s based on the concept, the most recent for the NintendoDS ending the ''SNK'' series as a whole and notoriously containing a {{game breaking bug}}.
!Examples of the series in general:
* DemotedToExtra: Characters such as Robert Garcia, Mature, Daimon, Yang and Andy get only passing mentions, assist roles, or cameos, in the entire ''Capcom vs. SNK'' series. This is very noticeable in the SNK side, because most of the ''[=KOF=]'' teams (sans the Women Fighters Team) are incomplete in the games. For example, the Art of Fighting Team lacks Robert, the Fatal Fury Team lacks Andy, the Japan Team lacks Goro Daimon, the Villain Team lacks Billy Kane, and so on. Chang also shares his moveset with Choi in ''Capcom vs. SNK 2'', but Choi got into ''SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos'' with Chang only getting cameos.
* DialogueTree: The games are full of this, with stuff like Geese throwing a Reppuuken at Bison to blow his cape away.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The ''Card Fighters'' games. Of course, being digital trading card games, the characters themselves don't appear per se.
* ShoutOut: Check [[ShoutOut/CapcomVsWhatever the page]].
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The ''Street Fighter'' cast, who always make up more than half the Capcom side characters. Some of the cases would be more appropriate to call ''Street Fighter vs. SNK''. To be fair, the majority of the SNK side is comprised of characters who've already appeared in a King of Fighters game, so ''Street Fighter vs. The King of Fighters'' would be a better title.
** The first game at the very least had Morrigan and Nakoruru, who come from series (Darkstalkers and Samurai Showdown) outside of both Street Fighter and the King of Fighters. The second one introduced more characters from outside those games (Final Fight and Rival Schools as well as other SNK participants who haven't been in a KOF game). ''SVC Chaos'' saw Mars People, Athena, and Mega Man Zero join the fray.