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SNK VS. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash

Jan 12, 2022 - Nintendo Switch

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Critic Reviews for SNK VS. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash

SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters' Clash was a brilliant game two decades ago, and the passage of time has done nothing to diminish that. If you're a fan of DCCG's, or the rosters of these two fighting game powerhouses, then Card Fighters' Clash is more or less essential.

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As good as it ever was and now incredible value, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash is still essential. Obviously the card-based gameplay isn't going to appeal to everyone, but at this asking price we'd say it's worth a go even if card games usually turn you off, especially if you dig SNK/Capcom's extensive character rosters. Many, many series are represented here and everything you need to learn to play is available in the scanned manual as well in-game via tutorials. Let it get its hooks into you and you've got a bit of a masterpiece here, and we're absolutely delighted that it's graced the Nintendo Switch with its excellence.

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SNK Vs Capcom Card Fighters Clash is honestly, a huge disappointment. It has some good visuals, but the actual gameplay is just boring, and bad. Skip this one all together.

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The Switch release of SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters Clash looks wonderful in its pixelated glory and they've added bonus features that make the game even more accessible. Features such as rewind, customizable displays, and even a manual truly create a well-rounded experience. It also helps that the Switch release is, quite frankly, really cheap. At $8, I highly recommend checking out this game, even if you're an extremely casual card fighting game player. The price is cheap enough and the game is so welcoming to newcomers that it could be a great stepping stone into the genre. For those who already love card fighting games, SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters Clash is a great pick up you'll enjoy immensely.

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An old school and fun game that nostalgic players could enjoy.

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SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash is an incredibly addictive deck-building card game that has you collecting and fighting SNK and Capcom characters against each other. Making it look like you are playing on a Neo Geo is a neat touch but makes the game area very small making Switch hand-held mode quite hard.

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With all of that being said, I don’t think Card Fighters is bad by any means. It’s quite the joy to play, and it is by no means the only "retro" experience that displays limitations that become more apparent with age. For the modest price being asked of players with this Switch release, it’s a great opportunity for a hit of nostalgia. As I said at the top of the review, however, it's not quite the timeless experience that its immediate peer is.

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SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash holds up well from a gameplay perspective and is a great dive for fans of either publisher.

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