In video games, we don’t see too many crossover events. It is probably due to the fact that video game companies are quite litigious with each other. That is a shame, though, as it would be interesting to see more gaming crossover events that are not Super Smash Bros or a Capcom and SNK fighting game. While it was a little bit of work, we have tracked down five awesome gaming crossovers that you have forgotten about.
1) Earthworm Jim in Battle Arena Toshinden
Ah, the 3D fighting game that Sony was able to rub in the face of Sega when the original PlayStation console was released. Many old school gamers may remember this game as having some of the most inappropriate advertising campaigns ever. The characters ran the gamut of stereotypical to downright weird but none match playing as Earthworm Jim. Interplay’s character appeared in the PC version of Battle Arena Toshinden.
2) Sarah Bryant in Dead or Alive 5
This is one of those crossovers that fans of either Dead or Alive or Virtua Fighter franchise would be excited for: the inclusion of Sarah Bryant character from the latter series by Sega. It is a chance to finally answer some of those age old “who is better” questions in gaming. Ms. Bryant looks great in the new engine and appears to be able to more than hold her own against Tecmo’s challengers.
3) Pepsi Mascot in Fighting Vipers
Sega used to be this awesome company that took chances and did things slightly off kilter to the rest of the gaming industry. Just look at Fighting Vipers for proof of this. This was a fighting game that did things slightly different from their flagship 3D fighting game, Virtua Fighter. First of all, arenas were closed in and some characters were armed with weapons of some sort (other than fists and feet). In the Japanese Sega Saturn game, there was an additional fighter that made his appearance: Pepsiman (Pepsi’s Japanese mascot). The kicker was, this is not his only gaming appearance.
4) Kratos in Soul Calibur
This happened on the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform in Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny by Namco. Soul Calibur is a 3D fighting game franchise from Namco that started in arcades and debuted in the home on the original PlayStation console. Kratos fits in quite nicely considering this is an all warriors armed style fighting game. There are no Quick Time Events to slug through either.
5) Little Mac in Fight Night Round 2
Nintendo is not known to let their characters out to play with others all too often. That is why it may be a slight surprise to see Little Mac in Fight Night Round 2 on the Nintendo GameCube. The little perky fighter is just as puny as you would expect. He doesn’t look like he would stand a chance against guys like Joe Frazier. Your skills could help him move up the ranks just like in his other Nintendo bred outings.