X-MEN VS. STREET FIGHTER for the PlayStation is a port of the arcade game, with a few new twists thrown in to keep it interesting. Namely the team-up aspect has changed, along with some of the moves. This title combines two hugely popular franchises and pits them in battles that rival those seen in the X-MEN comic books. Each character can execute special moves either with a partner or solo, resulting in some devastating attacks that will leave your opponent reeling. Although the game is in 2D with sprite-based graphics, the animation is smooth and the fighting almost resembles a moving comic. The special attacks all look spectacular, often filling the screen with colors and explosions that must be seen to be believed. The combo system may seem difficult to learn at first, but once it’s mastered the possibilities are practically endless. X-MEN VS. STREET FIGHTER is an engrossing fighting game that can be played alone or with a friend, with classic characters ranging from Ryu to Rogue.