Games I Adore: Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Another Dreamcast title! Marvel vs Capcom 2 was the very first video game I imported from Japan. I was willing to spend $65 (my parents money of course) on a video game, which at the time was a high price. I had to open up my Dreamcast and tie a string around a piece to even get the game to work on an American Dreamcast. To top it all off, some of the characters were not unlockable unless you went to a Japanese arcade and plugged in your memory card to the cabinet, I had to find a save file online to download into my memory card.

Even with all those obstacles, I had a great time with Marvel vs. Capcom 2. It sported during its time one of the largest cast of characters for a fighting game and almost every popular character (and a few not so popular) were represented on both sides.

I spent hours playing it in the comfort of my house while most only had access to it at a local arcade. Even though I had gotten pretty good at it, I never had the nerve to test my skill against anyone at the arcade. I’ve always been better at using a controller than a joystick which is why I never left my comfort zone with the game.

The one thing I will always remember about Marvel vs. Capcom 2? The choice of jazz music that the developers went with and oddly enough it worked. The phrase “I wanna take you for a ride” will be remembered for years by fans of this game.

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