Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000

Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (カプコン バーサス エス・エヌ・ケイ ミレニアムファイト 2000, Kapukon Bāsasu Es-Enu-Kei Mireniamu Faito Nisen), also known as simply Capcom vs. SNK in international releases, is a 2000 head-to-head fighting game produced by Capcom originally released as a coin-operated arcade game for Sega's NAOMI hardware and later ported to the Dreamcast. It is the second game in the SNK vs. Capcom series and the first game in the series to be released for the arcades.

Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
Capcom vs SNK flyer.jpg
Arcade flyer
Developer(s)Capcom Production Studio 1
Publisher(s)Capcom
Dreamcast
Designer(s)Hideaki Itsuno
Artist(s)Kinu Nishimura
Shinkiro
Daigo Ikeno
Composer(s)Satoshi Ise
Platform(s)Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation
ReleaseArcade
  • JP: August 13, 2000
  • NA: August 13, 2000
(Pro)
  • JP: June 6, 2001
  • NA: June 6, 2001
Dreamcast
  • JP: September 6, 2000
  • NA: November 9, 2000
  • EU: December 15, 2000
(Pro)
  • JP: June 14, 2001
PlayStation (Pro)
  • JP: April 18, 2002
  • EU: July 12, 2002
  • NA: August 14, 2002
Genre(s)2D versus fighting
Mode(s)Up to 2 players simultaneously
CabinetUpright
Arcade systemSega NAOMI
CPUHitachi SH-4 @ 200 MHz
SoundYamaha AICA @ 45 MHz
DisplayRaster, horizontal orientation, 24 bit colors

The sequel, Capcom vs. SNK 2, featuring tweaked gameplay and more characters, was released the following year.

GameplayEdit

Capcom vs. SNK utilizes a "ratio" system, in that the "ratio" is a rating of a character's overall strength, ranging from 1 to 4. Teams of up to four can be assembled, but their combined ratios must equal and go no higher than 4. The gameplay uses the SNK-style four-button format. The player also has their choice of "groove", or attack meter. The SNK-Groove is based on Extra mode from The King of Fighters '94 to '98, whereas the Capcom-Groove is based on the gameplay system from Street Fighter Alpha.

PlotEdit

In 2000, a special martial arts event is planned through a collaboration of the two most powerful world organizations: the Garcia Financial Clique and the Masters Foundation. The gala event – it is hoped by everyone – will ease the political conflicts between the two powers. The competition was named "Millennium Fight 2000".

Many renowned martial artists have registered for the tournament. People around the world focus intensely on the upcoming exhibitions, making the long-awaited opening ceremony a huge success.[1]

Playable charactersEdit

Capcom SNK

VersionsEdit

An updated version of the original Capcom vs. SNK titled Capcom vs. SNK Pro was released on the Arcade Sega NAOMI GD-ROM hardware (2000), Dreamcast (2001) and PlayStation (2002), the latter suffering from slight load times between rounds and downgraded graphics and sound due to hardware limitations. New additions included Joe Higashi (from Fatal Fury) and Dan Hibiki (from Street Fighter Alpha), new moves for existing characters, and new modes of play.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastPS
AllGame     [2]     [3]
Edge8/10[4]N/A
EGM8.5/10[5]N/A
Eurogamer9/10[6]N/A
Famitsu30/40[7][8]N/A
Game Informer8/10[9]N/A
GamePro     [10]     [11]
GameRevolutionC[12]N/A
GameSpot8.2/10[13]
(Pro) 6.9/10[14]
6.7/10[15]
GameSpy8.5/10[16]N/A
GameZoneN/A8/10[17]
IGN8.8/10[18]8.2/10[19]
Next Generation     [20]N/A
OPM (US)N/A     [21]
Aggregate score
Metacritic80/100[22]74/100[23]

In Japan, Game Machine listed Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 on their October 1, 2000 issue as being the most-successful arcade game of the year.[24]

Capcom vs. SNK received mixed to positive reviews. Chet Barber reviewed the Dreamcast version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "Although there are many unique ideas here, Capcom vs. SNK simply lacks ambition. Capcom and its newly acquired developers from SNK need to sit down and once again revolutionize this genre."[20]

The Dreamcast version received "favorable" reviews, while the PlayStation version's Pro edition received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[22][23] In Japan, Famitsu gave the former console version and its Pro edition each a score of 30 out of 40.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CAPCOM VS. SNK MILLENNIUM FIGHT 2000 Archived July 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Kwiatkowski, Michael. "Capcom vs. SNK (DC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Grandstaff, Matt. "Capcom vs. SNK Pro (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Edge staff (December 2000). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (DC)". Edge (91).
  5. ^ EGM staff (February 2001). "Capcom vs. SNK (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on February 10, 2001. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  6. ^ Ellis, Keith "DNM" (February 3, 2001). "Capcom vs. SNK (DC)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on March 29, 2001. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "ドリームキャスト - CAPCOM vs. SNK MILLENNIUM FIGHT 2000". Famitsu. 915: 52. June 30, 2006.
  8. ^ a b "ドリームキャスト - CAPCOM vs. SNK MILLENNIUM FIGHT 2000 PRO". Famitsu. 915: 53. June 30, 2006.
  9. ^ Reiner, Andrew (January 2001). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (DC)". Game Informer (93): 122.
  10. ^ Tokyo Drifter (November 9, 2000). "Capcom vs. SNK Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  11. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (August 14, 2002). "Capcom vs. SNK Pro Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  12. ^ Joe (December 2000). "Capcom vs. SNK Review (DC)". Game Revolution. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  13. ^ Lopez, Miguel (September 13, 2000). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  14. ^ Park, Andrew (June 27, 2001). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  15. ^ Park, Andrew (August 16, 2002). "Capcom vs. SNK Pro: Millennium Fight 2000 [sic] Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  16. ^ reojojo (May 4, 2001). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  17. ^ Bedigian, Louis (August 26, 2002). "Capcom vs. SNK: Pro [sic] Review - PlayStation". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  18. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (November 13, 2000). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (DC)". IGN. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  19. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (August 7, 2002). "Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro (PS)". IGN. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  20. ^ a b Barber, Chet (December 2000). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 3 no. 12. Imagine Media. p. 108.
  21. ^ "Capcom vs. SNK Pro". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 119. September 2002.
  22. ^ a b "Capcom vs. SNK for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  23. ^ a b "Capcom vs. SNK Pro for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  24. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - TVゲーム機ーソフトウェア (Video Game Software)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 619. Amusement Press, Inc. 1 October 2000. p. 25.

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