Capcom vs SNK

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Introduction

Capcom vs SNK is a fighting game released by Capcom in 2000 as part of a crossover agreement with SNK. It is also the first game in the Capcom vs SNK series, and features characters from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, and King of Fighters.

The game was ported to the Dreamcast. A later revision of the game, adding the characters Dan and Joe, was released and can also be found on the Dreamcast and Playstation. But no one plays that one anyway.

--Ubersaurus 07:29, 3 January 2008

Game Mechanics

Unlike most Capcom fighting games, CvS only uses 4 buttons, omitting the medium punch and kick entirely.

--Ubersaurus 07:29, 3 January 2008

Grooves

The game features two grooves-essentially differences in how your super meter functions- called SNK groove and Capcom groove.

Capcom groove

Similar to the meter in Street Fighter Alpha, this meter builds up as you do stuff. The meter also has three levels-a level 1 super is done with a weak punch or kick, a level 2 with fierce punch or kick, and a level 3 with both punches or kicks. These use one third, two thirds, and the entire meter respectively.

SNK groove

In this groove your meter will build extremely slowly when you do moves, but can be manually charged by holding down both fierce buttons. Once filled, you have access to a level 1 super until it drains out. When your character is near death, their lifebar will begin flashing- this means you have access to unlimited level 1 supers. Charging up a meter at this time will give you a level 3. --Ubersaurus 07:29, 3 January 2008

EX Characters

All characters except for Nakoruru, Morrigan, Akuma, Iori, and Ryu have an EX character mode. The EX characters are notable for having different moves in general. Some characters suck ass in normal mode, but are badass in EX mode, and vice versa.

Ryu and Iori do technically have EX modes, but they are separate characters. These are Evil Ryu and Orochi Iori.

--Ubersaurus 07:29, 3 January 2008

Ratios

In CvS, every character has a fixed ratio. You have only 4 ratio "points" with which to make up a team, allowing you to make arrangements of up to 4 characters. These ratios also indicate how much damage each character can dish out, and how much they can take.

--Ubersaurus 07:29, 3 January 2008

Ratio 1 characters

  • Sakura
  • Cammy
  • Blanka
  • Dhalsim
  • King
  • Benimaru
  • Yuri
  • Vice

CvS Pro only:

  • Joe
  • Dan

Ratio 2 characters

  • Ryu
  • Ken
  • Zangief
  • Chun Li
  • Guile
  • Balrog
  • E. Honda
  • Morrigan
  • Kyo
  • Iori
  • Mai
  • Terry
  • Raiden
  • Kim
  • Ryo
  • Nakoruru

Ratio 3 characters

  • M. Bison
  • Sagat
  • Vega
  • Geese
  • Yamazaki
  • Rugal

Ratio 4 characters

  • Evil Ryu
  • Akuma
  • Orochi Iori

--Ubersaurus 07:29, 3 January 2008

Tiers

As a general rule ratio 3 and 4 characters are useless. Four ratio 1s tend to be strong teams, but there are ratio 2 characters that are strong in their own right, CvS1 its a more casual game compared than his sucessor, so here is a two tier list, one for competitive ratio system and other for 2 vs 2

Ratio Tier List

Top Tier

Any R1 4 member team that includes EX Yuri,Cammy or King

High Tier

Ryu and Ken Team

Ryu/Ken with 2 R1 characters of the top

Any 2 member team with Nakoruru

=Mid Tier

Ryu/Ken with 2 other R1 characters

Any 2 member team with one of the Top Tier R1 + any R3 Tier

=Low Tier

Every Combination

Tier-list

Top Tier

Nakoruru

EX Balrog

Guile

EX Yuri

Strategy

The Characters

Capcom Side

Secret Characters

CVS Pro Only

SNK Side

Secret Characters

CVS Pro Only