Table of Contents
Street Fighter II | Alpha series | Street Fighter III | EX series | Marvel vs. Capcom series | SNK vs. Capcom series | SF: The Movie and Gem Fighter | Sprite comparison | SSFIITHDR and Street Fighter IV | Comics and cosplay | Film, figures, and more
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium - 1999
The first SNK/Capcom mashup came in the form of a little NeoGeo Pocket Color game in which Chun-Li gets the chibi line drawing treatment. The art may be simple, but TMOTM is one of the most feature-rich handheld fighters ever created, and uses the most cartridge space of any Neo Geo Pocket Color game.
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 - 2001
Capcom vs. SNK: Mark of the Millennium 2000, once again, features recycled Alpha sprites, but Capcom vs. SNK 2, released in 2001, did feature a redrawn Chun-Li (right), based on her appearance in Street Fighter III. Most notable about the series, however, is the change in character art, which gets a completely new, SNKish style.
Sadly, Capcom vs. SNK 2 does reuse Blanka's Alpha sprites, probably because he did not appear in SF III. Like Chun-Li, however, his character art is significantly re-styled. Blanka is looking a great deal more realistic, and more human-like. We could believe that he is a human raised in the wild who, by some mutation, happens to have green skin.
Above: Chun-Li on the Dreamcast cover of CvS 2. "Millionaire Fighting 2001" was the name of the Japanese version
Above: Blanka art from CvS 2
SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom - 2003
SVC Chaos was developed by SNK instead of Capcom, and the characters were completely reworked in a darker, meaner style. Released in arcades and as an Xbox exclusive, SVC Chaos was not received particularly well by the media. In regards to the graphics, IGN commented:
"Depending on your adherence to purity, the Capcom characters look distinctly different than they would in a pure Capcom game. Every one of them is slightly more realistic, taller, and bulkier."
Nevertheless, for the purposes of exploring how Chun-Li has changed, this graphical tangent is a great bit of Street Fighter history to look at.