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The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle (PlayStation)

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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!

Screenshots

The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle PlayStation Now, Iori's Yami Barai is about to be annulled by Choi's DM Shin! Chouzetsu Tatsumaki Shinkuu Zan...
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle PlayStation If you lose a match, don't worry. If you continue, you can enjoy anyone of these continue services
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle PlayStation Beware of the old man -- Chin may not be as young as Jhun, but he's just as threatening
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

PSX Nation May 02, 2001 81 out of 100 81
NowGamer Mar 23, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PSM Feb, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Dec 21, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
GamePro (US) Dec 21, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Dec 13, 2000 6.1 out of 10 61
GameSpot Dec 13, 2000 6.1 out of 10 61
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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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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