I remember way back in the day when I was maybe eight, playing this game at a movie theater and everyone on our block used to head over and have MvC2 tournaments. Does anyone have any interesting stories playing this in arcades?
I specifically remember these frat looking guys (this was 2003, so try to picture them with spiked gel hair and cargo shorts… wait) used to always talk smack to us when we would crowd the machine. Every single weekend we would be there for a few hours just playing MvC2 and almost every single weekend those same frats were there. They use to always smirk at us from a distance and purposely try to make us mess up our combos or would come over and randomly hit buttons. After about a year of this happening, I had enough of it. I thought (with my eight year old mind) that the only way that they would leave us alone would be by completely annihilating every single one of them (there was about four or five of them) with a super OP team combination of Cable, Cyclops and Ryu.
So, we’re playing on the machine and they start yelling random stuff at us. And I yell, “Fight me, nerd.”
This was coming from me. A kid who went to a theater not to watch movies, but to play a video game. I wasn’t exactly a wordsmith.
They come over and one of them actually raised their fist in front of my face. I then clarified I mean’t to fight in MvC2. They laughed and agreed, not thinking too much of it.
From this point on, it was all or nothing. If I lost, our whole group would have to leave the arcade forever (for no real reason) and I would be the pity of the group. If I won though, we could play MvC2 with no worries of having to deal with them ever again.
We insert our quarters and off we go.
I said I would beat all of them, but only the one guy wanted to play.
I used a Cable, Cyclops and Ryu team, all projectile assists.
He used Juggernaut, B.B. Hood and Chun Li. I can’t recall what assists he used but, you can kind of see who would win.
So, long story short, I destroyed him. Utterly. He was getting pretty salty. This was the first time I ever had to deal with salt as my friends were pretty cool with losing and so was I.
He then went on to call us “little shts" and that he was going to "fck [our] mothers”.
What happened next, was something that changed the whole way I socially interacted through video games after.
He got so enraged, he actually punched me across the face. A 20’ something year old man, sucker punches an 8 year old kid. The theater staff called the cops and we had to explain everything that happened. How we were talking trash and wanted to beat these guys at MvC2.