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.


New Dan sprite! Well... "edited"... but new enough!

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.


Pixelation plagued the Playstation port.... Say that 5 times.


Outside of the new characters and the minor gameplay tweaks, everything about CVS: Pro is practically the same as the original: The same soundtrack, graphics, stages, modes, etc. Worth mentioning, the PS1 version is by far the worst port of CVS: Pro (and borderline "incomplete" due to missing animations and choppier gameplay). On the flipside, the 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.


Page Updated: August 5th, 2020
Developer(s): Capcom Production Studio 1
Publisher(s): Capcom
Designer(s): Hideaki Itsuno
Artwork by: Kinu Nishimura, 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, 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, Joe

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Gameplay Engine  7.0 / 10
Story / Theme  8.0 / 10
Overall Graphics  8.5 / 10
Animation  8.0 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  8.5 / 10
Innovation  6.5 / 10
Art Direction  8.0 / 10
Customization  6.5 / 10
Options / Extras  6.0 / 10
Intro / Presentation  7.0 / 10
Replayability / Fun  6.0 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  7.5 / 10
Characters  9.0 / 10

 7.8 / 10

 Review based on PS1 version     


Final Words: When CVS: Pro was announced / launched, I remember initially being disappointed (along with many others) because we wanted MORE. This game had so much potential, but we only got Joe Higashi & Dan Hibiki? Interesting choices.

Alas, you can pretty much call this game Capcom VS SNK
1.2... for the two new characters. In fairness, Dan & Joe's new 2D sprites are pretty damn good. 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.

Capcom released CVS: Pro as sort of a "transitionary" sequel to draw more attention towards this epic crossover series before the truly great sequel, Capcom Vs. SNK 2 (as well as fix a few bugs). Thankfully, the wait wasn't too long until CVS2 arrived, so there wasn't a huge amount of incentive to pick up CVS: Pro if you already owned the original CVS
~TFG Webmaster


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