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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.3

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The Video Game Critic (Mar 15, 2009)
KoF99 did throw me for a loop with its new "battle ability point" scoring system. It's actually possible for you to lose points between matches, and I don't get that. Another source of confusion is the intro which refers to this as "episode 5". It's six by my count! But for a series with more iterations than SNK can count, King of Fighters 99 feels surprisingly fresh.
Taking to heart the complaints over the lack of any decent '98 updates, King of Fighters '99 feels like an entirely new game… almost. The addition of the striker, a fourth character added to the squad to jump in when needed, is a refreshing change. New combatants round off the roster, and old ones make a return, perfect fits for this entry.
Video Games (Oct, 1999)
Ehrlich gesagt hätte ich mir nach den ganzen Vorschusslorbeeren für King of Fighters '99 ein wenig mehr erwartet. Ein paar kosmetische Korrekturen hier, ein paar neue Kämpfer da, nur . Remix-Sounds und viel zu wenig neue Stages (auch wenn sie sich verändern) machen es dem SNK-Fan nicht gerade leicht, tief in den Geldbeutel zu greifen (auch in Japan hat man die Modulpreise auf mittlerweile 38.000 Yen erhöht, also ca. 650 Mark). Das Striker-Feature ist zwar nett, kommt aber nur marginal zum Einsatz. Irgendwie haben die Kampfarenen diesmal auch nicht dieses kultige Straßenkämpferflair, das einen immer wieder zu einem Spiel motiviert. Für Sammler ist ein Kauf natürlich Ehrensache, mir gefallen dagegen immer noch King of Fighters ‘96 und ‘98 einen Tick besser.