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The Match of the Millennium: SNK Vs. Capcom -- SNK/Capcom

Wow! O.K., this title is definitely one of the games that makes the NGPC worth going out to buy. While I'm not the biggest fighting game fan, after a few plays this title quickly became a permanent keeper. While featuring characters from both the SNK and Capcom fighting games in one title is a massive selling point for 2-D fighting game fans, putting it on a portable was the winning touch. Without a doubt, this has got to be the best fighting game on a portable system that I have ever played. The graphics were excellent and the sound (while not the best music I've heard on a portable) was fine. From what I was able to pull off, I was pleased to find all of my favorite moves available to me for my characters (although some of them were a bit trickier to pull off with only two buttons). ...oh yeah, and believe it or not, they even got all of the character animations into the game in miniature form, including but not limited to Mai's... um... notable assets.

This game also features more than just your straight forward vs-CPU/vs-Player battles as you would expect. There are tons of other cool extras in this game. First off, with a second NGPC or Dreamcast and the appropriate cables, you can link this game to Card Fighters Clash (NGPC), SNK vs. Capcom (Dreamcast), or The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 (Dreamcast) games to exchange data and unlock additional hidden surprises.

While this game is loaded with features and gameplay modes, The most odd item in this game has to be the "Olympic" mode which features skills challenges, such as timed battles, a platform jumping game, and a mini-game very reminiscent of Dance Dance Revolution to name a few. Holy cow, just what else could they jam into this game? I don't even know. But what I do know is that whether or not you're any kind of a fan of Capcom or SNK fighters, you owe it to yourself to check out this game.

>>>>> 23.5/25 <<<<< R.I.P.
Graphics 5.0
Sound 4.0
Gameplay/Control 4.5
Longevity/Playability 5.0
Overall 5.0
Total 23.5