SNK VS Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
Last Updated: 12/19/2012 Developer(s): Capcom Publisher(s): SNK Platform(s): Neo Geo Pocket Release Date(s): November 30th, 1999 Characters: Kyo Kusanagi, Terry Bogard, Iori Yagami, Ryo Sakazaki, Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki, Haohmaru, Athena, Nakoruru, Leona, Geese, Akari, Orochi Iori, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Morrigan, Felicia, Zangief, Sakura, Dan, Guile, B.B. Hood, Evil Ryu, Bison, Akuma Guest Characters: Karin, Arthur, Firebrand, Marco, Fio, Jubei
Related Games: Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS, SNK VS Capcom: Chaos, Capcom VS SNK, Capcom VS SNK: Pro, Capcom VS SNK 2, King of Fighters R-1, King of Fighters R-2, Fatal Fury: 1st Contact, Gals Fighters, Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny, Samurai Shodown: Pocket, Samurai Shodown 2: Pocket
Gameplay Engine 9 / 10 Story / Theme 9.5 / 10 Overall Graphics 9 / 10 Animation 9.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 9.5 / 10 Innovation 9 / 10 Art Direction 10 / 10 Customization 7.5 / 10 Options / Extras 9 / 10 Intro / Presentation 9.5 / 10 Replayability / Fun 8.5 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 8 / 10 Characters 9 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
9.5 / 10
Match of the Millennium is an amazing little package. The gameplay is rock solid, and no doubt complimented by the Neo Geo Pocket Color's superb and enjoyably "clicky" D-pad. The character roster is surprisingly diverse, and no doubt impressive for a handheld fighting game (especially in 1999). In fact, MOTM was one of the best handheld fighters to date, and one of the main reasons to own a NeoGeo Pocket Color (besides Card Fighters Clash)!
One of my favorite qualities about the game is how every character has his or her own original (yet remixed) background music. I also love the artwork in this game... it's seriously some of the best "chibi" artwork I've ever seen. If for some reason you think the art style is too "kiddie" for you, you'll be surprised when it grows on you after playing the game. At the end of the day, The Match of the Millennium is a badass and "epic" fighting game in its own right... contrary to its cutesy appearance. ~TFG Webmaster
STORY: M. Bison and Geese Howard join forces to hold the "Battle Tournament of Evil", and fighters from around the world enter for the chance to earn the title of "The World's Mightiest" and a massive purse of prize money. During this event, M. Bison and Geese Howard intend on capturing contestants in the tournament and enslaving them as the elite initiates of an unstoppable force known as the "Immortal Military". When the fighters find out about this plan, they strike back against M. Bison, Geese, and their evil allies.
8 unlockable characters!
REVIEW: The Match of the Millennium was hands down the best fighting game to come out for the Neo Geo Pocket, and if you ask me... one of the best handheld fighting games of all time!!! A grand total of 26 characters from SNK and Capcom have been redrawn in the charming "chibi" art style, and make up the first ever SNK/Capcom cross-over fighting game. There's also an impressive variety of modes and match-up options for a portable fighter, including: 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and even a solid tag team mode!
The first ever SNK & Capcom cross-over fighting game!!!
Match of the Millennium's art and animation is beautiful, clean, and looks superb for a handheld... no doubt one of the best looking Neo Geo Pocket Color games, by far! The gameplay is intuitive, fun, and actually quite deep. Once you learn the ropes, you'll be performing awesome (and fun) combos with ease, thanks to the NeoGeo Pocket's excellent D-pad!
The game's story mode presents each character with a "short & sweet" storyline. There's actually quite a lot of dialogue to read through in Story Mode, some of which is rather hilarious (in a good way). In fact, there is more dialogue in this handheld fighter than in most arcade fighting games at the time of its release... pretty impressive, SNK.
Some epic extra mini-games! Sup Miss Kanzuki? <3
Also included in this colorful package are some extra mini-games that are downright awesome, including a Dance Dance Revolution style game featuring Felecia, a Ghost & Goblins mini game, a Metal Slug shoot'em up, and a Samurai Shodown sword-cutting mini game. There's also a ton of entertaining character cameos thrown into various backgrounds, endings, and story mode artwork, making Match of the Millennium a must have title for SNK and Capcom fans alike.
Overall, Match of the Millennium is just a solid package all around. MOTM offers a presentation and gameplay experience unlike any other fighting game out there, and manages to be a solid "stand-alone" fighting game. Since the graphical capabilities are limited, it seems like the artists behind the game really gave that "extra" effort to make the game stand out... and it worked.