Capcom Vs. SNK: Pro


STORYIn AD 2000. A special martial arts event is planned through a collaboration of the two most powerful world organizations: Garcia Financial Clique and Masters Foundation. The gala event - it is hoped! - will ease the political conflicts between the two powers. Its name was "Millennium Fight 2000". Many renowned martial artists have registered for the tournament. People around the world focus intensely on the upcoming exhibitions. The long-awaited opening ceremony is a huge success. No one notices the signs of impending chaos.


Capcom Vs. SNK: Pro - Versus Mode selection screen.

Capcom VS SNK: Pro is a minor enhancement to Capcom VS SNK. Approximately a year after the prequel, CVS: Pro was first released on the Sega NAOMI GD-ROM hardware, and later ported to the Dreamcast (in Japan) and PlayStation in 2001. This update featured some small gameplay tweaks & balance updates, and added 2 new playable characters to the roster: Dan Hibiki & Joe Higashi. Interestingly, these two characters were the most well-known "comic relief" characters from each franchise at the time.


Finally a new Dan hibiki sprite! Well, "edited"... but new enough!


Outside of the new characters and the minor gameplay tweaks, everything about CVS: Pro is practically the same as the original. CVS: Pro uses the same soundtrack, graphics, stages, modes, etc. as the first game. Worth mentioning, the PS1 version is a lackluster port (and borderline "incomplete" due to missing animations and choppier gameplay). On the flipside, the Japanese Dreamcast version of CVS: Pro closely mirrors the quality of the arcade version. While not a hugely significant or popular update, Pro was the definitive version of the Capcom VS SNK experience for a period of time... until Capcom Vs. SNK 2 was released, that is.

A satisfying way to finish.

Capcom Vs. SNK 1 and Pro has a toggle for "Run" and "Dash" in the options menu of the home version. When one is turned on, the other is toggled off. This changes the "forward, forward" directional input for every character in the game, enabling them to either run forward (and continue running forward by holding forward) or perform a quick dash.





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Page Updated: January 1st, 2024
Developer(s): Capcom Production Studio 1
Publisher(s): Capcom
Designer(s): Hideaki Itsuno    Director
Toyohisa Tanabe
    Pixel Art Supervisor
Artwork by: Kinu Nishimura, Shinkiro (The main CVS1 illustration was created in a collaboration with: Harumaru, Akiman, Bengus, Shinsuke Komaki, Ikeno, Sensei, Kinu & Shinkiro)
Platform(s): Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation
Release Date(s): June 14th, 2001            Arcade
2001                                     Dreamcast
Apr. 18th, 2001               PS1
July 12th, 2001                PS1
Aug. 14th, 2001              PS1
Characters Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, Zangief, Sakura, Cammy, Balrog, E.Honda, M.Bison, Sagat, Vega, Morrigan, Akuma, Kyo, Benimaru, Terry, King, Yuri, Ryo, Mai, Raiden, Iori, Kim, Yamazaki, Geese, Vice, Rugal, Nakoruru, Evil Ryu, Orochi Iori, Dan Hibiki, Joe Higashi

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Related Games: Capcom Vs. SNK, Capcom Vs. SNK 2, SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, SNK Vs. Capcom Chaos, Rival Schools: United by Fate, Project Justice, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS , Street Fighter Alpha 3, Darkstalkers 3, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

Gameplay Engine  7.5 / 10
Story / Theme  8.0 / 10
Overall Graphics  8.5 / 10
Animation  8.0 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  8.5 / 10
Innovation  7.5 / 10
Art Direction  9.0 / 10
Customization  6.5 / 10
Options / Extras  6.5 / 10
Intro / Presentation  7.0 / 10
Replayability / Fun  6.5 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  7.5 / 10
Characters  9.0 / 10

 8.1 / 10

 Review based on Dreamcast version     


Final Words: When CVS: Pro was announced / launched, I remember initially being disappointed (along with many other 2D fighting game fans)... mainly because we wanted more. This epic crossover had so much potential, but we get Joe Higashi & Dan Hibiki? Capcom is trolling us? In fairness, Dan's redrawn SFA-style sprite and Joe Higashi's 100% new sprite are pretty damn entertaining.

Alas, this minor upgrade can be dubbed "Capcom VS SNK 1.2"... for the two new characters. When CVS: Pro was released on PS1 in North America, I still preferred the original Dreamcast version of Capcom VS SNK due to its superior quality over the last-gen port. (I later got to enjoy the arcade-perfect Japanese Dreamcast version of CVS: Pro, much better indeed).

Capcom originally released CVS: Pro to fix a few bugs and also serve as sort of a "transitionary" sequel to draw more attention towards this epic crossover series... before the truly legit and wholesome sequel arrived, Capcom Vs. SNK 2. Thankfully, fans didn't have to wait very long after CVS: Pro until CVS2 was announced and on the way, so there wasn't a huge incentive to pick up CVS: Pro if you already owned the original CVS on Dreamcast. Sorry Dan and Joe, you guys are great... but you don't exactly sell games.
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen


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