Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Game review by
Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Easy-to-learn brawler has mild cussing, no blood.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Most of the characters' storylines feature heroes trying to save the world, but the game is all about fighting.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Most of the characters featured are heroes trying to save the world.

Ease of Play

This game is much easier to pick up compared to other fighting games. Players can use either the Wii remote, the remote with nunchuk, or the classic controller. The Wii remote offers the easiest control scheme, featuring only a couple buttons, but even the classic controller represents a simple setup.

Violence

Players use a series of punches, kicks, and throws to wallop opponents in 2-on-2 matches. Some fighters will use weapons such as baseball bats or golf clubs. Attacks will often send opponents flying, but they never result in anything bloody or gory.

Sex

Most female fighters wear tight outfits that expose lots of cleavage.

Language

"Damn" and "hell" are the worst words used.

Consumerism

The game features characters from Capcom games and Tatsunoko anime, so in a way, this game promotes other brands.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a fighting game featuring stars from Capcom's series of games and Tatsunoko anime. Players choose between 26 characters to engage in a series of 2-on-2 brawls. Not only will players use their fists and feet, but weapons such as baseball bats and golf clubs. Also, some of the female fighters dress in little clothing. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBrioCyrain May 6, 2012

It may not be brawl...

but it may be one of the closest games to it
Adult Written byEnder Wiggin January 31, 2010

Street Fighter meets Smash Bros. Brawl

Great 2D fighting game! Street Fighter meets Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It's a fighting game, but it's cartoon violence, nothing too gory.
Teen, 16 years old Written byJocaBrate94 May 17, 2010

10+

a great fighter if you have a wii get it
Teen, 13 years old Written byAbe1998 December 23, 2011

Awesome game!

Awesome game. Not a lot of cussing, the worst is the 'a' word. No blood at all. Awesome two player combos and ultimates, and action! And it has some c... Continue reading

What's it about?

TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM is a fighting game that features 26 characters from the Capcom and Tatsunoko anime universes. Players choose two fighters and battle their way through opponents in Arcade mode. Players can also compete in Survival mode, where they outlast waves of opponents, or Time Trial mode, requiring players to beat opponents as fast as possible.

Is it any good?

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom features some quirky characters that many players in the U.S. might not be familiar with, but the brawler delivers simple yet highly entertaining fighting. Controls are very easy to pick up compared to other fighters, and the game features bright, colorful visuals. Characters offer a broad array of attacks and battle strategies for those seeking a deeper experience. Some of the character stories, however, are incredibly bizarre and hard to follow. Fans curious about the fighting genre might find this game an easy stepping stone.

Online interaction: Players can compete with others via Wi-Fi, but there's no online chat option.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • How does this fighting game compare to other fighters?

  • Will players' unfamiliarity with Tatsunoko characters help or hurt?

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Release date: January 26, 2010
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence

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