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'''SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash''' is a card game crossover between [[SNK]] and [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Capcom_Database Capcom], released for the [[Neo Geo Pocket Color]]. It is the first game in the [[SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash (series)|Card Fighters Clash]] series and the first in the [[SNK vs. Capcom]] series as a whole. The game was released in November 21, 1999 in two different versions: the '''SNK Edition''' and the '''Capcom Edition'''.
==Description and Gameplay==
The first iteration in the series is a collectible card game with the theme being a crossover between the two companies. The game contains many references to both SNK and Capcom's games, early and new. In spite of being a crossover, the game does not bolster competition between the companies. The characters and the cards are illustrated in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_deformed super deformed] art style, and maps are created in overhead RPG style. Aside from card battles, one of the main goals of the game is deck building and card collecting. To do so, the player must battle several computer characters and complete the story mode to have as many cards as possible.
Gameplay focuses mainly on "card fights", where two players (two human players, or a human and the computer) play against each other, using their decks. Each deck must contain 60 cards of two different types: character cards (further divided in SNK and Capcom cards), and action cards. Character cards represent a character from either SNK's or Capcom's fictional universes and are the main kinds of cards in the game. A character card have two statistics: BP and SP. BP, short for Battle Points, are the character's attacking power and health points. Each card deals damage according to his current BP, and if taken damage, has its BP lown down accordingly. If a character card's BP reaches 0, it is discarded. SP, short for Special Points, are an amount of points each player has that can be used to perform special actions. Each character card concedes a specific amount of SP to the player the moment it is brought into play. Character cards may also have special abilities that come in three different ways, represented visually by a square, a triangle and a sphere. Square abilities must be activated with a character card already in play, and may be activated at any time by the player's choice. Triangle abilities are usually offensive abilities automatically activated when the character card is put into play. Sphere abilities are passive or debuffing abilities active at all times so long as the character card is in the ring.
SP are used mainly for two actions: Union Attacks and playing Action Cards. Union Attacks are special attacks on which two or three character cards are joined together for a single attack. Usually, a character card can counter another character card's attack. With Union Attacks, an enemy character card counters two or three character cards, one after the other, and if any of the united character cards survives, it will proceed to damage the opponent's HP with its remaining BP. Action cards have several special effects, each having a specific SP cost. There is no limit for Action card usage, save for the player's SP sum.
Both players have a set amount of HP (Health Points), which can vary from 2000 to 3000, depending on the match. The player who first lowers the other player's HP to 0 is considered the winner. To do that, a player must use his character cards to attack his opponent. The opponent can choose to counter the attack with any of his character cards, in order to defend himself. Each character card can counterattack another character card, except on Union Attacks, on which case, one character card counters all character cards involved in the attack.
The game is divided in phases. First, comes the draw phase, on which, in the beginning of a player's turn, he draws a card from his pile. Then, comes the set phase, on which the player sets a character card in the ring. A character card that has just been put into play cannot attack. A player may have up to three character cards in play at a time. In the set phase, a player may also use any action cards as he sees fit. At last, comes the attack phase, on which the player may or may not choose to attack his opponent. After the attack is complete, the player's turn automatically ends.
The player controls a male or female character of his choice (Shin or Kei in the SNK version, Cap or Comet in the Capcom version) that takes part in the SC Tournament, a competition where each player must visit six different locations and defeat their hosts, receiving a specific SC Coin for each victory. When the player has all six SC Coins, he proceeds to the finals in order to fight against his rival to become the champion.
This is a list of game series featured in the cards of the game.
; SNK side
* [[The King of Fighters]]
* [[Fatal Fury (series)|Fatal Fury]]
* [[Art of Fighting (series)|Art of Fighting]]
* [[Ikari Warriors (series)|Ikari Warriors]]
* [[Athena (series)|Athena]]
* [[Samurai Shodown (series)|Samurai Shodown]]
* [[The Last Blade (series)|The Last Blade]]
* [[Savage Reign (series)|Savage Reign]]
* [[Metal Slug (series)|Metal Slug]]
* [[Buriki One]]
* [[Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy]]
* [[Super Sidekicks (series)|Super Sidekicks]]
* [[Quiz King of Fighters]]
* [[Last Resort]]
* [[Robo Army]]
; Capcom side
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Street_Fighter_Series Street Fighter]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fight_Series Final Fight]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Darkstalkers_Series Darkstalkers]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Resident_Evil_Series Resident Evil]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Mega_Man_Series Mega Man]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Cyberbots%3A_Fullmetal_Madness Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Rival_Schools_Series Rival Schools]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Gladiator_Series Star Gladiator]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Breath_of_Fire_Series Breath of Fire]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Strider_Series Strider]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Ghosts_%27n_Goblins_Series Ghosts 'n Goblins]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Power_Stone_Series Power Stone]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Earth Red Earth]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_Commando Captain Commando]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Legendary_Wings Legendary Wings]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Forgotten_Worlds Forgotten Worlds]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Quiz_Nanairo_Dreams Quiz Nanairo Dreams]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Commando_Series Commando]
* [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Capcom_World_2 Capcom World 2]
Throughout the game, many references to both SNK and Capcom regarding places, people, games or the companies themselve can be found. This is a list of some verified references found in the game:
*[[Neo Geo Land]], [[Neo Geo World]] and Plaza Capcom were all based on real-life arcades and amusement parks.
*In Neo Geo World, there is a line for a new attraction called No Fate, based on the attraction of the same name in the real park. Peep Gem, another Neo Geo World attraction is also featured in the game.
*Also in Neo Geo World, there is a club named [[Pao Pao Cafe]].
*Lost World is based on [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_Worlds Forgotten World], which is called Lost Worlds in Japan. The shopkeeper in Lost World, Sylphie, is based on the girl of the same name in Forgotten World. The Dust Dragon is based on a boss in the game.
*[[Harumi Ikoma]], [[Masahiro Nonaka]] and [[Keiko Kamitani]] make cameo appearances in Neo Geo Land, where they are hosting the [[Neo Chupi]] radio show and receiving opponents. The player must defeat Harumi if in order to receive the Neo Geo Land SC Coin.
*Yuri Amano, the voice actor for [http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Ibuki Ibuki] appears as a card fighter in SC Park.
*Also in Neo Geo Land, the characters Take and Mika were creations of Keiko Kamitani and Harumi Ikoma, respectively, for Neo Chupi.
*Throughout the game, many [[Neo Carnival]] cranes can be found. Some can be played in order to receive cards.
*A character named simply "The Mask" is visually similar to [[G-Mantle]].
*The default names of the main characters are all based on the names of their respective companies. "Shin" comes from '''''Shin''' Nihon Kikaku'', and "Kei" comes from SN'''''K'''''. "Cap" comes from '''''Cap'''com'', as well as "Comet" (''Cap'''com''''').
SVCcard-Capside.jpg|Cover of the Capcom edition
1712720Capcom SNK Cards.JPG|All of the character cards featured in the game