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Capcom Fighting Evolution, released in Japan and Europe as Capcom Fighting Jam (カプコン ファイティング ジャム?), is a 2004 fighting game published by Capcom. It was originally released as an arcade game for the Namco System 246 hardware and ported to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game features characters from three different incarnations of the Street Fighter series, as well as characters from the Darkstalkers series and the CPS III arcade game Red Earth, with each character employing the fighting system from the game which they represent.

GameplayEdit

Capcom Fighting Evolution features characters from the Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III, and the Darkstalkers series, as well as the single game Red Earth. There are four selectable characters representing each series, excluding original character Ingrid and the boss characters Pyron and Shin Akuma. Each character uses a fighting system from the game which determines the techniques they can use and their Super Combo Gauge. Ingrid uses her unique fighting style with her own techniques, for a total of six fighting styles.

The game consists of two-on-two endurance-style tag team matches. The player selects a pair of characters and then begins a match with the first one selected. If their current character is defeated in one round, then the player can choose to begin the next round with the other character.

CharactersEdit

Street Fighter II Edit

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Complete character select screen with Pyron and Shin Akuma unlocked

The Street Fighter II characters follows the playing style of Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Each Street Fighter II character only has a single-level Super Combo gauge that allows them to perform a Super Combo at MAX level. They cannot air block nor dash like other characters, but can delay their standing up animation via a Tactical Recovery when they fall to the ground. Unlike Super Turbo, each character has two Super Combo moves. Despite representing Street Fighter II, the graphics for Ryu and Bison are actually from their Capcom vs. SNK incarnation, while Guile and Zangief are from the Street Fighter Alpha series (though the latter's sprite was edited slightly for this game).

Sprite Character Origin
Guile-stance Guile Street Fighter II
Bison-reg-cvs-stance M. Bison
(Vega)
Street Fighter II
Ryu-cvs2-stance Ryu Street Fighter II
(originally from Street Fighter)
Zangief-evolutionstance Zangief Street Fighter II

Darkstalkers Edit

The Darkstalkers characters have a three-level "Special Stock" gauge like in Night Warriors, allowing them to perform "ES moves" (Enhanced versions of their regular special moves) or "EX Specials" (their super moves). They can also perform "Guard Cancels" (a counterattacking special move) and "Chain Combos" (which allows them to link any basic moves with another one of equal or greater strength). Darkstalkers characters can air block and dash, as well as do standing-up attacks and move while they're down.

Sprite Character Origin
Anakaris-stance Anakaris Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
DemitriMaximoff-stance Demitri Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Felicia-original-stance Felicia Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
JedahDohma-stance Jedah Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire

Street Fighter Alpha Edit

The Street Fighter Alpha characters have single-level Custom Combo gauge and can perform a specific Super Combo or a Custom Combo at MAX level. They can also air block and perform Alpha Counters or recovering rolls.

Sprite Character Origin
Guy-stance Guy Street Fighter Alpha
(originally from Final Fight)
Sf-karin Karin Street Fighter Alpha 3
Rose-stance Rose Street Fighter Alpha
Sf-sakura Sakura Street Fighter Alpha 2

Red Earth Edit

The characters from Red Earth have a Gem gauge which allows player to stock up to two gem afters the gauge fills up. When the player has a gem in stock, they can level-up their character and make them stronger or perform a Mystic Break super move. The Red Earth characters has a blocking technique called the "Ultimate Guard", which allows them to block all attacks (except throws) without consuming energy. They can also following an Ultimate Guard with an "Ultimate Counter".

Sprite Character
Leo-stance Leo
Hauzer-stance Hauzer
Hydron-stance Hydron
(Nool)
Kenji-stance Kenji
(Mukuro)

Street Fighter III Edit

The characters from Street Fighter III have a two-level Super Art gauge. Unlike in Street Fighter III, the characters in this game cannot select a Super Art move before battle, but they have access to more than one Super Art, as well as EX Specials, powered-up versions of their regular Special Moves. Players can also "parry" an opponent's attacks, which allows them to avoid an attack without damage and counterattack.

Sprite Character Origin
Alex-ts-stance Alex Street Fighter III: New Generation
Chunny-ts-stance Chun-Li Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
(originally from Street Fighter II)
Stance (SF3) Urien Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Yun-stance Yun Street Fighter III: New Generation

Original Edit

Ingrid is the only new character featured in the game, although she was one of the new characters intended to debut in the unreleased 3D fighting game Capcom Fighting All-Stars. She uses a unique fighting style with a three-level Super Art gauge. Ingrid makes a return appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX for the PlayStation Portable.

Sprite Character Origin
Ingrid-stance Ingrid Capcom Fighting All-Stars (cancelled)

Bosses Edit

Pyron is the game's final boss, and he uses the Darkstalkers fighting style. Shin Akuma is a secret boss that can be fought after Pyron if certain requirements are met, and he uses a modified version of the Street Fighter II style, having only one Super bar, but also being able to air block, dash and parry.

Sprite Character Origin
Pyron-stance Pyron Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Akuma-shin-cvs2-stance Shin Akuma
(Shin Gouki)
Street Fighter II
(originally from Street Fighter Alpha 2)

ReceptionEdit

The game generally wasn't well received due to the fact that all of the characters except Ingrid were literally copy-and-pasted from their respective games except with drastically cut-down animation frames. Comparisons were instantly drawn to the similar "Vs. series" games and the gameplay of this newest fighter seemed to lack the finesse of those earlier games. Many series favorites such as Ken, Cammy, and Sagat, were also relegated to the backgrounds of the stages instead of being playable characters which did little to aid the game's popularity. The game also received criticism that certain moves that the characters originally had were not available to the player, which led to some backlash from fans of the games. The game enjoyed a brief period of competitive play in Japan, but was soon dropped from most major tournaments.

Producer Yoshinori Ono has admitted that the game was essentially a salvaged version of Capcom Fighting All-Stars, and has also stated how the crossover, mechanics, and inclusion of the various gameplay systems inherent to each series lead to balancing problems. Ono also said that he replaced another producer who had been in charge of the game's creation until leaving during the middle of its production.

TriviaEdit

  • Originally, there was going to be a group of characters representing the original Street Fighter. It consisted of Retsu (in what was meant to be his playable debut), Eagle (in his Capcom vs. SNK 2 incarnation), and a redesigned younger version of Sagat without the chest scar. Due to time contraints, all three were cut from the game.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. http://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/column-130395.html

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