This game is a crossover featuring various Nickelodeon franchises including Spongebob Squarepants, Danny Phantom, The Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, and more. The game is a beat-em-up platformer with characters having their own abilities they need to use for certain missions. For example, Spongebob uses Bubble Bombs and is needed to blow up pillars. That's what I like about the game and even though other games did it right, it's still pretty fun regardless. The story is your typical villains from other worlds working together to defeat their targets and take over the world. It's a kids game after all so I wasn't really expecting anything interesting.
This game does have its problems that keep it from getting any higher. The game get's repetitive up to the point of boredom, the music is barely there, and the partner AI at times, just stands there and like to take a royal beating while I do all the work.
This game is by no means perfect, but I do recommend a rental if you're interested.
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a crossover of characters from various light novels published by Dengeki Bunko including Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online, Rentaro Satomi from Black Bullet, Mikoto Misaka from A Certain Magical Index, Taiga from Toradora!, and more. The character roaster even includes two special guest character Akira Yuki from Virtua Fighter and Selvaria Bles from Valkyria Chronicles. The stages include places from various SEGA franchises like Sonic The Hedgehog, NIGHTS, and more. As for the gameplay, it plays similar to Marvel vs. Capcom so if you play the Marvel vs. Capcom games, then you pretty much know the controls of this game. The music in this game is composed of the most talented SEGA composers such as Jun Senoue, Tomoya Ohtani, and Naofumi Hataya. The music itself is really good with the main theme, "Belief" being sung by Mami Kawada.
However, the game does have it's flaws. For one, some character's trump card attack can be too overpowered up to the point where some battles can end in about a few seconds. The other is that Online mode can be a little sluggish sometimes. But these flaws are absent in the updated version of the game titled Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (which also includes new characters, new stages, control tweaks, and a new main theme called "ID" sung by LISA) so this game is pretty flawless in the updated version.
If you're a fan of the light novels Dengeki Bunko published, then you will love this game.
Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed is a crossover containing characters from various SEGA franchises including Sonic The Hedgehog, Samba De Amigo, Super Monkey Ball, NIGHTS into Dreams, and more plus special guest characters Wreck-it Ralph, Team Fortress 2, Danica Patrick...? and uh...Yogscat? Okay, I understand Wreck-it Ralph and Team Fortress, but Danica Patrick and Yogscat? Are you serious? Anyway, the game is a kart racing game with the gimmick being your car transforming into either a plane or a boat depending on the tracks you're in. Speaking of tracks, I really love the tracks in this game. What I like about them is the design of the tracks from different franchises like Sonic The Hedgehog and Billy Hatcher & The Giant Egg. They even brought a Skies of Arcadia and a Burning Ranger track. Say, does anyone feel like asking SEGA for a Burning Rangers HD re-release now? That game needs to be noticed more. The music is remixed from their own series composed by Richard Jacques. They're really good with my favorites being OutRun's remix of Splash Wave and Sonic Color's remix of Starlight Carnival. Also, the Shinobi 3 and Golden Axe remix is freaking epic.
Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed is a fantastic, fun kart racer that I highly recommend. Let's hope Sonic's new racing adventure will be a good one.
#7: Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts is a collaboration between characters from Squaresoft and The Walt Disney Company. The story is pretty weird and doesn't make much sense but that kinda applies to all the games in the series but even then it has a charm to it. You play as Sora (joined by Goofy and Donald Duck) in a quest to battle the forces of darkness. The game was a departure from Square's standard role-playing games, introducing a substantial action-adventure element to the gameplay. I will be honest here, I suck at role-playing games so you can tell I had a struggle with this (even though some people say this game is easy). I focus too much on offense and too little on defense. Still, I had fun. I almost forgot to mention that all the worlds you go through are worlds from classic Disney movies like The Lion King and Aladdin. The music is also good too with the composer being Yoko Shimomura, who also did the music to Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
This game is can be enjoyed by fans of Walt Disney and Square. But I recommend giving this game a shot if you're interested.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale features characters owned by Sony including Sly Cooper from the Sly series, Jak and Daxter from the Jak games, PaRappa the Rapper, Kratos from God of Wars, and much more. And as you guessed it, the character roaster also features guest characters, such as Dante (Devil May Cry reboot), Heihachi Mishima (Tekken), and Raiden (Metal Gear Solid). The game plays similar to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. with a few differences. During the game, players damage other players to receive "AP" orbs that build up a power meter at the bottom of the screen (these orbs can also be found on the stage over the course of the match). Earning enough power allows players to use one of three levels of special attacks named "Super Moves" which can be used to defeat opponents and earn points. So in a way, it's Super Smash Bros. but with characters from Sony consoles instead of Nintendo consoles. I'm not familiar with most of these titles other than God of War, InFAMOUS, Devil May Cry, and Tekken. I heard of all of these franchises in the game I'll admit, but never played any of their games except for the ones I mentioned.
If you wanna play Smash Bros with Sony characters, then this game is for you.
#5: Project X Zone 2
Project X Zone 2 features characters from Bandai Namco, Capcom, and SEGA plus characters from Nintendo's Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem Awakening. The game is a tactical role-playing game in which players strategically maneuver their characters across a field to battle with the enemy. Characters are paired up into Pair Units, with Solo Units consisting of a single character able to assist them when linked together. In battle, players use well-timed attacks and combos to do as much damage to the opponent as possible before their turn ends. The music is remixes from various franchises from these 3 (kinda 4) companies which are pretty good but the opening theme is not that good compared to its predecessor. It's nice seeing my favorite characters interact with each other and pull off awesome special moves in battle.
It's a really nice game to play and.....it also includes Segata Sanshiro too? Alex Stone from Streets of Rages? Strider Hiyru too? Geez, I wonder, who will be added in Project X Zone 3? If there will be one that is.
That's right ladies and gentlemen. Forget that crappy Marvel movie, this is where it's at. DC Universe: Infinity War is THE best crossover of all times. Don't you believe me? If not, then let me tell you why.
The story is fantastic. I love how it shows how corrupted Superman can be when he's pushed on the edge. Just like how Iron Man can be a douche except less Godly. It can really show that even the mightiest of heroes can become selfish punks that think that they can do whatever they want just because they save the world countless times. Just because you help people, doesn't give you the right to be a complete dirtbag. Sure, having some respect is fine, but don't ever think you're superior to the rest. Still, the ending kinda felt rushed to me, but that's just a nitpick. Anyway, the presentation is excellent. Graphics look stunning and the music isn't too bad. Just not too memorable to me. The gameplay, on the other hand, is great. The game takes many notes from the Mortal Kombat reboot and makes them a bit better. Fighting is faster, characters are more balanced, and the special attacks are really nice to look at. Even the character selection is pretty good. I can't say it's better than Mortal Kombat, but I say it's pretty good on its own.
So yeah... Injustice: Gods Among Us is a great crossover game between characters in the DC comics universe. I prefer the first game over the sequel because I like the story and character selection more. What? You thought I was going to keep up the Infinity War meme? No, I was just trying to kill it. I mean, it's already dead, but I just wanna beat the dead horse a little more.
#3: Puyo Puyo Tetris
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a crossover between... Well, the title kinda gave it away. What makes Puyo Puyo Tetris a fantastic crossover title is its fun and addicting gameplay. Video Games nowadays mostly consists of shooters and open-world games, but Puyo Puyo Tetris is like a breath of fresh air. There is no focus on plot despite the fact that this game has one. The game focus on gameplay and gameplay only. You have a variety of fun modes, charming and lovable characters, and sweet music. And yes, Tetris has its own set of characters as well. If I had to sum them up, they're basically what happens if The Jetsons becomes an anime. Speaking of characters, I love the characters in this game and the plot is very good too. Cheesy, but good. Another thing that makes this game great is Lesson Mode. I like that this mode helps teach players the basics of both Puyo Puyo and Tetris while also giving out tips and tricks to help beginners master the game. Sadly, even with the extra help, I completely suck at Tetris. Puyo Puyo all the way.
In the end, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a fun, addicting, and charming puzzle game for all ages. Try and stick it in your Nintendo Switch and have an experience that can make you tingle!
As if the title didn't give it away, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a crossover between Marvel Comics and Capcom. Out of the entire series, this is the one I prefer a little more.
Maybe it's nostalgia speaking. I just love everything about this game. The graphics are flashy and pleasing to the eyes. The sprites and animation look so beautiful and smooth. They even hold up to this day. Even the smallest details, like how the screen flashes during a hyper combo or the after images they have, looks so cool. Oh, and that soundtrack. Perfect arcade goodness if I say so myself. But what sells this game is the fast-paced gameplay this series is known for. The speed in this game is insane. It's like the characters unleashed their inner Naruto and went all out. This game may be easy to pick up, but it's hard to master. You must keep up with your opponents and think ahead. The characters you face don't screw around. Especially Onslaught. But, with some practice, you'll be just fine.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a fun, fast-paced fighting game that showed both Capcom and fighting games at their best. I recommend beginners to fighting games to try this out. In fact, try out the whole series. They're all fun in their own ways. Even Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, despite being the worst in the series, at least has decent gameplay.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS (mostly known as Smash 4) is a crossover game that includes characters from various Nintendo franchises such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem, and much more. The character roaster also includes 3rd party guest characters: Sonic The Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog series), Mega Man (Mega Man series), Pac-Man (Pac-Man series), Ryu (Street Fighter), Cloud (Final Fantasy), and Bayonetta (Bayonetta series).
The game plays like the previous games in the series, give your rival enough damage to knock em' out of the stage by using various attacks and items. The game is outstanding with amazing and detailed graphics, various replay value, and incredible remixes from different franchises. While the 3DS version and Wii U version does have things one did better than the other like the Wii U version have more features and the 3DS has a better classic mode and adventure mode, it doesn't matter which version you pick. The only thing you will know is that you will have a blast beating your rivals with your favorite characters.
Street Fighter x Mega Man: This is a pretty good crossover between the Street Fighter and Mega Man franchise. However, this can't be on the list since it's basically a fan game made official.
The King of Fighters XIV: I could put this on the list, but I don't have a very good opinion on this game or the franchise itself. And if King of Fighters fans aren't happy with this game being an honorable mention, then too bad. I don't care.
J-Star Victory Vs.: While this is a really good crossover between the many Shonen Jump franchises and the game has good fanservice, the game itself is pretty mediocre at best. Not bad, but could be better.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics Games: This is a legendary crossover and a fantastic party game. This would go well on the list, but it's best to keep this as an honorable mention considering there's already a Sonic crossover game on the list.
Disney Infinity: Originally going to be on the list, but took it down because this game is not all that amusing. It's just Skylanders with Disney characters. Stick to Kingdom Hearts if you want a good Disney crossover game.
Originally written on 3/25/16.
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List by QuickSpinsZero (08/10/2018)
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