Game: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Genre: Fighting Game
Release Date: December 11, 2008 (JPN) January 26, 2010 (USA)
Rating: T (Teen)
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is a 2.5D fighting game developed only for the Nintendo Wii, in which players face each other with a team of two in a one-on-one fight to defeat each other in a Crossover Battle.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom features characters from the Japanese animation studio Tatsunoko Production and video game company Capcom. Like traditional fighting games, TVC's gameplay consists of attempting to knockout the opponent on a 2D plane. This plane creates a 2.5D environment in conjunction with character models and backgrounds rendered in 3D—a first for the Vs. series, another game that is similar is Street Fighter IV using 2.5D enviroment which Capcom might be using once again in the future. Another unique feature towards gameplay of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a simplified three-button attack system which revolves around Light, Medium, and Heavy attacks plus an 1 additional button for tagging in your assist character.
The game's two large characters, Tatsunoko's Gold Lightan and Capcom's PTX-40A, fight on their own without a partner resulting in the inability to do universal techniques that require a partner. To regenerate health, each player may switch out their characters at any time. A team can perform two special moves at the same time (which however uses up three special bars). The match is over once one of the teams have no remaining fighters.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's main features are Arcade mode, which involves the player battling against computer controlled opponents in multiple stages until he or she reaches the boss character. Time attack and Survival mode requires the player to defeat every character in the game. Survival limits health regeneration while Time attack is solely about completing it in the shortest time possible. There is a shop feature where you can buy unlockable characters, alternate character costumes, character profiles, movies, illustrations, background music for use in the gallery and minigames can be purchased with money obtained throughout the game. There are also modes exclusively for multiple players. Vs. Mode is the where two players can compete simultaneously via right beside you or Online.
There are also minigames which can be played between 1 to 4 players to entend your TVC entertainment. Overall, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a very fun fast-pased fighting game for the Wii which is not bad at all to have in your collection.
Rating: 4 out of 5