Marvel vs. Capcom

Strategy Guide

  • Play as Lilith

    At the character selection screen, highlight Zangief, then press Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Up(2), Down(4), Left(2), Up(4), Right, Left, Down(4), Right(2), Up(4), Left(2), Down(4), Right, Down. Lilith will appear below War Machine. Alternately, finish two rounds with a super variable cross-over; finish seven opponents with a hyper combo; never lose a character. Then at the beginning of Round 7 the "Here comes a new challenger" message will appear and you will fight Lilith and her partner. If you defeat her, she will be unlocked as a playable character, and can be save to the VMU so you will not have to enter the code each time to play as her.

  • Play as Roll

    At the character selection screen, highlight Zangief, then press Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Up, Right, Up(2), Right(2). Roll will appear to the right of Mega Man. Alternately, use all of your helpers every round (Cyclops, Psylocke, etc.); finish two rounds with a super variable cross-over; finish three opponents with a hyper combo; never lose a character. Then at the beginning of Round 7 the "Here comes a new challenger" message will appear and you will fight Roll and her partner. If you defeat her, she will be unlocked as a playable character, and can be save to the VMU so you will not have to enter the code each time to play as her.

  • Play as Gold War Machine

    At the character selection screen, highlight Zangief, then press Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Up(4), Right(2), Left(2), Down(4), Right(2), Up(2), Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Up(5). Gold War Machine will appear above Zangief. Alternately, finish five opponents with a hyper combo; finish two rounds with a super variable cross over combo; never lose a character. Then at the beginning of Round 7 the "Here comes a new challenger" message will appear and you will fight Gold War Machine and his partner. If you defeat him, he will be unlocked as a playable character, and can be save to the VMU so you will not have to enter the code each time to play as him.

  • Play as Shadow Lady

    At the character selection screen, highlight Morrigan, then press Up, Right(2), Down(4), Left(2), Up(4), Right(2), Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Up(2), Right(2), Up(2), Left(2), Down(5). Shadow Lady will appear below Gambit.

  • Play as Red Venom

    At the character selection screen, highlight Chun-Li, then press Right, Down(4), Left, Up(4), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Down(2), Right(2), Up(4), Left(2), Up. Red Venom will appear above Chun Li. Alternately, get the first attack every match; finish four rounds with a super variable cross-over combo; finish two opponents with a hyper combo; never lose a character. Then at the beginning of Round 7 the "Here comes a new challenger" message will appear and you will fight Red Venom and his partner. If you defeat him, he will be unlocked as a playable character, and can be save to the VMU so you will not have to enter the code each time to play as him.

  • Play as Orange Hulk

    At the character selection screen, highlight Chun-Li, then press Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Right(2), Down(2), Left(2), Up(4), Down(2), Right(2), Up(2), Down(4), Up(4), Left, Up. Orange Hulk will appear above Ryu. Alternately, finish three rounds with a super variable cross-over; never lose a character. Then at the beginning of Round 7 the "Here comes a new challenger" message will appear and you will fight Orange Hulk and his partner. If you defeat him, he will be unlocked as a playable character, and can be save to the VMU so you will not have to enter the code each time to play as him.

  • Play as Evil Ryu

    Press Down, Down/Back, Back, Fierce Punch. Note: You must have at least level 1 on you hyper combo bar.

  • Play as Red Ryu (Ken)

    Press Down, Down/Back, Back, Medium Punch. Note: You must have at least level 1 on you hyper combo bar.

  • Change back to normal Ryu

    Press Down, Down/Back, Back, Quick Punch. Note: You must have at least level 1 on you hyper combo bar.

  • Both characters fight at the same time

    Press Down, Down/Back, Back, Weak Punch + Medium Punch + High Punch + Weak Kick + Medium Kick + High Kick to bring out your partner to help fight. This can defeat your enemies twice as fast. Note: You must have a maximum level on the hyper combo bar to do this trick, and it will only last for a short time. This is a very difficult trick to accomplish.

  • Dual Team attack on Level 3

    Press Down, Down/Back, Back + High Punch + High Kick. Both characters can be controlled at the same time for about ten seconds.

  • Secret character quick select

    There are certain tasks that when completed will unlock the secret characters in arcade mode, without entry of a cheat code. The tasks are listed in the Strategy Guide. If these characters are challenged and defeated, they may be selected by moving the cursor to where they would appear when their cheat code is entered. For example, for Roll highlight Megaman and press Right. This quick select method may be saved to the VMU.

  • Play as Onslaught

    Unlock all the hidden character quick selects. Then the "Onslaught" option will appear in the game menu.

  • Onslaught's moves
      Sentinel Attack (small form): Any Attack.
      Dashing Attack (small form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + any Kick.
      Magnetic Tempest (small form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + any Punch.
      Unblockable Prison (small form): Forward, Down, Down/Forward + any Punch.
      Teleport (small form): Down, Down/Back, Back + any Kick.
      Magnetic Shockwave (small form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + 2 Kicks.
      Mega Optic Blast (small form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + 2 Punches.
      Hand Crush (large form): Any Punch.
      Sentinel Attack (large form): Any Kick.
      Hand Drill (large form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + any Kick (when on the ground).
      Laser (large form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + any Punch.
      Unblockable Prison (large form): Forward, Down, Down/Forward + any Punch.
      Move (large form): Rather than going forward and back like in his small form, he now can go up and down in the air.
      Laser beam (large form): Down, Down/Forward, Forward + 2 Punches (same as the ordinary laser, but he fires five of them).
  • Switch starting character

    Select your characters, then hold Weak Punch + Medium Punch + High Punch at the versus screen. Then when the match begins, the second character you chose will be the starting fighter.

  • Alternate costumes

    At the character selection screen, highlight a fighter, then press A or Y.

  • Name changes

    Enter "---" as a name to have the game change it to "SIN". Enter "AAA" as a name to have the game change it to "CAP". Enter "MMM" as a name to have the game change it to "MOT".

  • Full pause screen

    Pause the game, then hold Y and press X.

  • Select special partner

    Before the special partner selection screen appears, hold the following buttons for the corresponding special partner:

      Unknown Soldier: Hold Start + Weak Punch
      Lou: Hold Start + Medium Punch
      Arthur: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Medium Punch
      Saki: Hold Start + High Punch
      Ton-Pooh: Hold Start + Weak Punch + High Punch
      Devilot: Hold Start + Medium Punch
      Anita: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Medium Punch + High Punch
      Pure and Fur: Hold Start + Weak Kick
      Michelle Heart: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Weak Kick
      Mighty Thor: Hold Start + Weak Kick + Medium Punch
      Cyclops: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Weak Kick + Medium Punch
      Magneto: Hold Start + Weak Kick + High Punch
      Storm: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Weak Kick + High Punch
      Jubilee: Hold Start + Weak Kick + Medium Punch + High Punch
      Rogue: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Weak Kick + Medium Punch + High Punch
      Psylocke: Hold Start + Medium Kick
      Juggernaut: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Medium Kick
      Iceman: Hold Start + Medium Punch + Medium Kick
      Colossus: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Medium Punch + Medium Kick
      US Agent: Hold Start + High Punch + Medium Kick
      Shadow: Hold Start + Weak Punch + Medium Kick + High Punch
      Sentinel: Hold Start + Medium Punch + Medium Kick + High Punch

    Game Shark Codes

    Player 1 Codes
    Infinite HealthAAE34435
    00000090
    50% HealthAAE04435
    C0705033
    AAE34435
    00000048
    Low HealthAAE34435
    00000001
    No HealthAAE34435
    00000000
    Infinite Health Partner4B7A0A6B
    00000090
    50% Health Partner4B790A6B
    C0705033
    4B7A0A6B
    00000048
    Low Health Partner4B7A0A6B
    00000001
    No Health Partner4B7A0A6B
    00000000
    Infinite Guest Attacks45B20A6D
    00000005
    Hyper Combo Level 1EAA70D30
    00000001
    Hyper Combo Level 2EAA70D30
    00000002
    Hyper Combo Level 3EAA70D30
    00000003
    Player 2 Codes
    Infinite Health9BB81F54
    00000090
    50% Health9BBB1F54
    C0705033
    9BB81F54
    00000048
    Low Health9BB81F54
    00000001
    No Health9BB81F54
    00000000
    Infinite Health Partner3B2131E6
    00000090
    50% Health Partner3B2231E6
    C0705033
    3B2131E6
    00000048
    Low Health Partner3B2131E6
    00000001
    No Health Partner3B2131E6
    00000000


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