The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle

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It's time once again for the famous KOF Tournament! New faces and old alike join together to participate in the latest KOF tournament, but something seems wrong. Why was this year's tournament announced without fanfare? What could be up? That's for you to find out! Featuring classic KOF gameplay with a new twist: The Striker Match!


The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle PlayStation US title screen & main menu, Millennium Battle appears on this version
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle Neo Geo Kasumi VS. Andy
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle PlayStation Aiming to stop Terry Bogard's offensive, Li Xiangfei uses her sweep against his Power Drive move.
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle PlayStation Whip using his swinging combat weapon to connect a successful Body Blow Attack in Clark Steel.

Alternate Titles

  • "拳皇99" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "The King of Fighters '99" -- US/JP PlayStation title
  • "KOF '99" -- Informal title

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Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PSX Nation PlayStation May 02, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Nintendo Life Wii May 26, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 23, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Neo Geo Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation Dec 21, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 13, 2000 6.1 out of 10 61
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Video Games PlayStation May, 2000 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Mar 15, 2009 D- 16


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Compilation release

This game is included in 3 for 1 Value Pack: Volume #6.


In the game's Art Gallery mode, you'll see a lot of artwork for characters from previous KOF games who don't appear in King of Fighters '99. Among them are:

Goro Daimon (KOF '94-KOF '98), Chizuru Kagura (KOF '96-KOF '98), Athena Asamiya (in her previous outfits), Billy Kane (Fatal Fury-KOF '98), Ryuji Yamazaki (Real Bout Fatal Fury-KOF '98), General Heidern (KOF '94-KOF '95, KOF '98), and Kyo Kusanagi (his original look from KOF '94 to KOF '98).

Character differences

Athena and Kyo do make appearances, but in new costumes. Athena changes her costume as she does in every KOF, but '99 marks the first year that she has a returning voice actress (Haruna Ikezawa, who would continue to voice Athena in all subsequent KOF games). Kyo would ditch his previous black jacket/pants and white shirt for a new white jacket, blue jeans, and black shirt outfit (he even burns the last part of his old costume, a headband, in his intro). His '94 and '95-'98 designs are still playable, however, as the Kusanagi clones Kusanagi-1 and Kusanagi-2.


If you're wondering how to pronounce the name of KOF '99 lead character K', it's simply like this: Kay Dash.

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