While many say that Marvel VS Capcom is the ultimate experience in fighting game crossovers, I have to disagree. As someone who frequented the arcades regularly, I spent plenty of time split between my favorite Capcom fighters like Street Fighter Alpha 2 and SNK fighters such as King of Fighters. I had always hoped for a crossover between the two companies but never expected it to happen. Suddenly, in 1999 it did, but not in arcades, at least not right away. Instead, those wanting to find out who the better fighter between Terry Bogard and Ryu was would need to pick up SNK VS. CAPCOM: THE MATCH OF THE MILLENNIUM on the NEO GEO Pocket Color. This terrific pocket fighter is now available in an official capacity on Stream.
For those PC gamers who like to keep their experiences as close to the original handheld as possible, you can choose from several different background borders featuring various NEO GEO Pocket models. You can also utilize a zoom feature to scale the game to a more full-screen experience. The scanline filter from other games released in this series marks its return, but I still find myself turning it off to experience the visuals more cleanly.
SNK VS CAPCOM comes loaded with features. It has 26 characters from King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown on the SNK side, with Capcom characters from Street Fighter and Darkstalkers. The game also features several modes to play, including single, tag, and 3 VS 3 matches.
SNK VS CAPCOM: THE MATCH OF THE MILLENNIUM is without a doubt my favorite fighter in the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION of games. SNK already knew how to shink their terrific fighting game characters to a portable format, but here they’ve expanded that great care to the Capcom universe. Matches play very well with many of the signature moves the characters are known for intact. Throw in some fun storyline cutscenes, mini-games, great background stages and combine it with an accurate port to the PC, and you have a great pocket-style fighter to play.
SNK VS CAPCOM: THE MATCH OF THE MILLENNIUM is available on Steam now. Steam link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1575670/SNK_VS_CAPCOM_THE_MATCH_OF_THE_MILLENNIUM/