The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle is a 1999 head-to-head fighting game by SNK released for the Neo Geo arcade and home platform. It is the sixth installment in the company's The King of Fighters series. The game was ported to the Neo-Geo CD and the PlayStation as the final KOF game released for both platforms. A Dreamcast version was also released under the title The King of Fighters '99 Evolution in which the stages look exactly the same as compared with the arcade counterpart only to be exclusively, remodeled into 3D rendered. Both the Neo Geo and Dreamcast versions are included in The Kings of Fighters NESTS Hen compilation released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan. The game introduces several changes to the established KOF format, as well as a new story arc that would later be dubbed the "NESTS Chronicles".
Two years have passed since the last King of Fighters tournament and nobody has seen Kyo Kusanagi or Iori Yagami since they defeated Orochi at the climax of the 1997 tournament, but out of the blue, new invitations are sent out to many characters, inviting them to a brand new tournament, though this competition is more of a secretive affair than the ones in '96 and '97. Unlike in previous games of the series, there are four characters per team instead of three. In total, there are seven teams, each containing four characters, four Team Edit characters and a boss.
The 1999 edition of the The King of Fighters series made the rounds from the arcade to the Neo Geo and Dreamcast before finding its way to the PlayStation console with this release. Players choose a team of three warriors and take on all challengers in this classically styled 2D fighter from the veterans at Agetec and SNK.
Though based heavily on earlier versions of The King of Fighters '99, this PlayStation game adds new features designed to especially appeal to fans of the series, such as voice and picture galleries and a color edit mode that allows players to change the appearance of their favorite characters.
The King of Fighters '99 adds one new character to the roster of 32
New to the series are Striker Matches where characters jump into matches to save teammates
Gallery mode features a variety of artwork, demo animations and voice samples
It's Never Too Late For A Great Fight!
The King of Fighters takes a new turn for excitement! Thrill to the new story of the new hero "K" (that's "K Dash" to you, pal!) and a new system with teams of 4 fighters battling it out in white hot "Striker Matches"! Choose from 32 Tough Guys and Gals!
Includes the New "Striker Match" System in which special characters jump in to save teammates in peril during matches!
Look! Listen! Enjoy! Take a virtual promenade through 3 gallery modes (ART, DEMOS and VOICE)!
Create and save your own originally colored character in the Color Edit Mode!
- Third person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Fighting theme.