10 unusual crossovers in the world of games – Games – Tecnoblog

When characters from different franchises meet in games and other media, we call it a crossover. There is almost always a reason in the narrative for this to happen, but what matters most is being able to see beloved names in the same adventure. I separated 10 different crossovers in the world of games for you to know. Come with me!

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Sub-Zero and Batman once faced off in a game (Image: Handout)

1. Robocop versus The Terminator

Based on a comic book series released in 1992, this meeting between two science fiction icons came to games in 1993 by Virgin Interactive Entertainment. Interestingly, each console that received the game ended up with a different narrative. Overall, there’s a backstory to causing Deathstroke and Robocop to end up meeting and getting weird.

in the fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 As of 2019, there is a DLC pack that brings these two characters into new clashes.

  • Release year: 1993
  • Platforms: Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive, Game Boy, NES, SNES

2. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Before the franchise reboot Mortal Kombat which took place in 2009, Warner and Midway Games decided to put Batman and Superman in a fight against Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Bringing a crazy story in which both worlds end up coming together, the work features 1v1 fights in a fully 3D scenario.

In case you’re wondering about fatalities, it’s worth noting that DC Comics heroes don’t kill their enemies. Therefore, they have the so-called “Heroic Brutalities”, finishing moves that knock out the opponent.

  • Release year: 2008
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

3. Project X Zone

Crossovers in games from the same company is not very uncommon these days, but when you bring together three different companies, then you have something special. This is what happens in tactical RPG Project X Zonewhich merges Capcom, Sega and Namco franchises in a gigantic adventure.

All gameplay involves maps with fixed spaces in which characters face their enemies in order to save the world. Names like Jill Valentine from Resident EvilRyu de Street FighterJin Kazama de TekkenKurt Irving de Valkyria Chroniclesamong many others, are part of the cast.

  • Release year: 2012
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS

4. Star Wars em Soul Calibur

This is already an extremely unusual encounter, but one that was a lot of fun for anyone who played with Yoda or Darth Vader in Soul Calibur IV. Using both masters in 1v1 matchups is part of a wave of guest characters in fighting games in recent years.

Players can use lightsaber techniques when facing off against other famous names in the franchise Soul Calibur, like Mitsurugi and Nightmare. It may sound crazy, but the gameplay of characters from Star Wars ended up fitting perfectly into the fight title. Oh! The Starkiller, protagonist of The Force Unleashed is also available in the game.

  • Release year: 2008
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Smite

For those who like MOBA, it was interesting to see the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing up in Smite. It’s true that Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo appear as skins of other characters, but it’s worth all the nostalgia and fun.

Players assume the role of warriors in third-person battles in a large arena. It is possible to use each turtle’s abilities during matches. Unfortunately, the battle pass was only available until January 2021.

  • Release year: 2020
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

6. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright

Perhaps my favorite on this list of crossovers in games. Combining two visual novel and puzzle titles into a single adventure was an excellent idea from Capcom and Level-5. The game mixes investigation elements, court cases, puzzles and many exciting twists.

In addition, having characters from the franchises Professor Layton e Phoenix Wright in the same narrative makes any fan fall in love in the first minutes of gameplay. If you haven’t played, don’t waste time and start this journey.

  • Release year: 2012
  • Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

7. Battletoads & Double Dragon

Two hits from the 90s beat ’em up genre met in a work full of action and funny moments. The brave frogs Battletoads and the Lee brothers from Double Dragon need to defeat the Dark Queen and the Shadow Warriors who want to dominate the galaxy.

The gameplay is pure shit, being one of the crossovers of the games that makes the most sense, if you think about it. We can choose between the five characters and face hordes of enemies and bosses. A game!

  • Release year: 1993
  • Platforms: Game Boy, NES, Mega Drive, Super Nintendo

8. Kingdom Hearts

A series that mixes Square Enix elements and characters with the magical world of Disney. That is, we have Donald Duck facing monsters with classic magical powers from series like Final Fantasyfor example.

The franchise has a huge fan base that is always excited for the next endeavor. It is worth noting the formidable soundtrack and confusing story. Either way, it’s a mix that no one expected until it was released for the PlayStation 2.

  • Release year: 2002
  • Platforms: PS2, GBA, Nintendo DS, PSP, 3DS, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mobile Devices

9. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Just like Nintendo did very well in the series Mario Kart, Sega also brought a lot of quality to a racing game with its most relevant characters. In this title, in addition to cars, vehicles can transform into planes and boats to go through different paths.

There are many iconic names here, from the ninja of Shinobi to the beat of Jet Set Radio. Marking several successful years of the Japanese company. My main highlight goes to the campaign mode, charming and challenging at the same time.

  • Release year: 2012
  • Platforms: Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, 3DS, PS Vita, Mobile Devices

10. Marvels VS Capcom

Starting with X-Men vs. Street Fighter 1996, this franchise has grown and brought fans quality gameplay, as well as many characters we never thought would one day face off. From there, other titles were released, embracing the term “versus game” in their identity.

In 1998, both Marvel and Capcom took the lead in the first game in the renowned series. Ryu against Hulk, Mega Man against Spider-Man. The possibilities were enormous, pleasing audiences and critics. Definitely an unmissable franchise.

  • Release year: 1998
  • Platforms: Arcades, Dreamcast, PS1, Sega Saturn, PS2, Xbox, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PC

I noticed that I left out the series Super Smash Bros., but I think this franchise deserves an article of its own. Also, I didn’t put any of the crossovers from Fortniteas this game already has its own list.

What other unusual encounters in games did I leave out? Leave your opinion in the community of technoblog! I really want to know what I forgot!

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