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The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle (Neo Geo)

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Description

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!

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The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle Neo Geo Jhun VS. Robert
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle Neo Geo K' VS. Krizalid
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle Neo Geo Kasumi VS. Andy
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle Neo Geo Ryo (helped by Xiangfei) attacks K' with his SDM Haou Shou Ko Ken, but he escapes using a high jump.

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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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Mar 15, 2009 A 100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

Compilation release

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

References

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.

K'

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

Information also contributed by Demian Katz

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