Lost In Translation/Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

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Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter marquee.
No screen shot.
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1997
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
46,399,488 bytes (44.25 MiB)
MAME ID mshvsf · mshvsfa · mshvsfa1 · mshvsfb · mshvsfb1 · mshvsfh · mshvsfj · mshvsfj1 · mshvsfj2 · mshvsfu · mshvsfu1

About The Game

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is a one-on-one fighting arcade video game.

The second 'Capcom Vs.' series fighter, featuring 17 Marvel and Street Fighter characters teaming up to face the extremely cheap Mech-Akuma!

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP

= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK


Released in June 1997.

Here are the full list of the characters we can encounter in the game with their first appearance in games or comics :

  • Akuma (Gouki in Japan) - "Super Street Fighter II Turbo" ("Super Street Fighter II X" in Japan)
  • Apocalypse (aka En Sabah Nur) - X-Factor #5
  • Blackheart - Daredevil #270
  • Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) - Captain America Comics #1
  • Chun-Li - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"
  • Cyclops (aka Scott Summers) - X-Men #1
  • Dan Hibiki - "Street Fighter Alpha - Warriors' Dreams" ("Street Fighter Zero" in Japan)
  • Dhalsim - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"
  • Hulk (aka Robert Bruce Banner) - Incredible Hulk #1
  • Ken Masters - "Street Fighter"
  • M. Bison (Vega in Japan) - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"
  • Omega Red (aka Arkady Rossovich) - X-Men #4
  • Ryu - "Street Fighter"
  • Sakura Kasugano - "Street Fighter Alpha 2" ("Street Fighter Zero 2" in Japan)
  • Shuma-Gorath - Marvel Premiere #6
  • Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) - Amazing Fantasy #15
  • Wolverine (aka James 'Logan' Howlett) - Incredible Hulk #180
  • Zangief - "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior"

Charlie, Gambit, Rogue, and Rose appear in the background in the 'Showdown in the Park' stage.

Blanka (from "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior") can be seen within the background in the 'Death Valley' stage.

Dan's ending is an obvious parody of the ending of the SNK game, "Art of Fighting".

Sunburnt (or Evil) Sakura has two separate endings : Kei chases Akuma and Sunburnt Sakura after they teleport away:

  1. Across the entire screen from right to left.
  2. Across half the screen before she trips, falls, and falls asleep.

Firstsmile released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter Original Soundtrack & Arrange - FSCA-10017) on 19/09/1997.


The Japanese version features an extra playable character (his character slot on the character select screen is replaced by the MSH vs. SF logo on all non-Japanese version), Norimaro, a silly otaku (Japanese geek specializing in anime and manga) who is a huge Chun-Li fanboy as evidence by his reaction in seeing her before the match begins. While his true intentions of entering the competition is unknown, we can assume that it was to take pictures of Chun-Li and the many superheroes. He is voiced by the comedian Kinashi Noritaro and created by Capcom as being a joke character like Dan (modeled after a Japanese comedian Noritaro Kinashi). He was originally going to appear in non-Japanese versions of the game, but due to cultural differences and a reference to stealing Chun-Li's panties in his ending, he was cut out. However, his programming still exists in the ROM and he even has English dialogs in the game. He even has an ending with pictures, but his ending dialogs was cut out.

The US version has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.

Tips and tricks

Play as Evil Sakura

At the character selection screen, highlight Hulk, hold Right for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

Play as Evil Zanglief

At the character selection screen, highlight Blackheart, hold Left for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

Play as Armored Spider-Man

At the character selection screen, highlight Ryu, move down and hold Down for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

Play as Mephisto

At the character selection screen, highlight Omega Red, hold Down for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

Play as U.S. Agent

At the character selection screen, highlight Bison, hold Up for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

Play as Shadow Charlie

At the character selection screen, highlight Dhalsim, hold Up for 5 sec. and press LP+HP or LK+HK.

Play as Gambit

Go to Dhalsim, hold Start, then move Left(x2), Down(x4), Right(x2), Up(x2), Right and press and hold LP+MK+HP together.

Play as Norimaru

(Japanese version only) : Norimaro will show on the character select screen (bottom middle square) if the machine is set to Freeplay or 1 coin X credit. A setting of 2 coins or above and you will only see the Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter logo in his square.

Beat 'em While They're Down

After defeating your opponents, press and hold Start. Normally your character wont be able to move after the round is over but by holding Start you will not only be able to move freely (until the next round starts) but you will be able to hit your opponent and even do a Super on them!

Change Battle Order

When the screen shows which teams will be battling, press Punch or Kick three times to change the order of battle.

Double Team Spider-Men

Start a new game and choose any character for your first choice followed by Spiderman as the second character. Deliberately lose, then continue and choose Silver Spiderman as your first character. The other Spiderman should be selected as your second character.

Fight Secret Characters

(Japanese Version) : To fight a secret character in the Japanese version you must do a certain amount of team super finishes :

Character Finishes
Evil Sakura 5
Evil Zangief 6
Shadow Charlie 7

Hyper Mode

At the vs. screen, hold LK+MP+HK.

Dan's Explosion

Pick Dan as your fighter and anyone else. At the Vs. screen hold LP until the word fight disappears. When the match begins Dan will fall into a small explosion.


Note : also called the Capcom vs. series.

  1. X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)
  2. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1997)
  3. Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes (1998)
  4. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - New Age of Heroes (2000)


Atsushi Tomita
Nakano Tau! Masahiro
Dave Matumoto
Original Artworks
Object Designers
Minobe Hiroaki Da!!
Kohichi Kikutani
Hiroshi Yoshioka
Shinya Miyamoto
Kondo Masanori
Satou Rie
Yosinori Yamamoto
Jon Narancha
Toshihiro Suzuki
R. Naoi
Kanako Takami
Scroll Designers
Hisashi Sawada
Dear Akirakun 1997
Youko Fukumoto
Takashi Fujiwara
Hiroshi Yuugen
Chie Morisaki
Holly Genki?
Music Composers & Arrange
Yuki Iwai
Yuko Kadota
Sound Director
Hiroaki Kondo (X68K) (cipher)
Sound Assistants
Hachi & Ise & lee
Moe.T (cipher)
Recording Director
Susan Hart
Recording Engineers
Paul Shubat
Dave Hatt
Eternal Sailor
Silver Kadontz
Kenji Kataoka
General Producer
Noritaka Funamizu
Executive Producer
Yoshiki Okamoto

Voice Actors

Wataru Takagi
M. Bison
Tomomichi Nishimura
Yoshiharu Yamada
Sakura Kasugano
Yuko Sasamoto
Tomomichi Nishimura
Yuko Miyamura
Ken Masters
Iwanaga Tetsuya
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Dan Hibiki
Osamu Hosoi
Norman Spencer
Captain America
Cathal J. Dodd
Patrick Chilvers
Franck Perry
Cathal J. Dodd
The Incredible Hulk
Andrew Jackson
Jaimz Woolvett
Omega Red
Len Doncheff
Noritake Kinashi
Lorne Kennedy
Tony Daniels

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1998)
Sony PlayStation (1999)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Marvel Super Heroes VS. Street Fighter Original Sound Track & Arrange FSCA-10017[1] 1997-09-19 First Smile Entertainment CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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