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The King of Fighters '99: Millenium Battle
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Cover of the Neo Geo CD version, showing K'. Illustration by Shinkiro
Developer(s)SNK, D4 Enterprise (Wii Virtual Console), Hamster Corporation (Nintendo Switch)
Publisher(s)SNK, Agetec (PS1), D4 Enterprise, Hamster Corporation
Release dateArcade
JP July 22, 1999
Neo Geo
INT September 23, 1999
Neo Geo CD
JP December 2, 1999
NA 1999
PlayStation
JP March 23, 2000
NA April 22, 2001
Dreamcast
Original:
JP June 24, 1999
US 1999
Evolution:
JP March 30, 2000
US October 25, 2001
PlayStation Network
JP June 28, 2007
US May 14, 2009
Microsoft Windows
JP December 22, 2000
Wii Virtual Console
JP December 18, 2012
NA May 16, 2013
PAL July 4, 2013
Nintendo Switch
WW May 25, 2017
GenreFighting game
Game modesTeam Battle; Up to 2 players simultaneously
RatingsPlayStation & Wii Virtual Console
Teen (ESRB)
Platform(s)Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation Network, Wii Virtual Console, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle is the sixth game in The King of Fighters series. Introducting new elements like the Striker Match and Counter Mode, and increasing the number of characters per team from three to four. The game is the first chapter of "NESTS CHRONICLES" Saga, involving a shadowy organization plotting world domination. This part introducing the concept of the Kyo Kusanagi clones and K', the main character in this story arc.


PlotEdit

"You are cordially invited to this year's King of Fighters."

The invitation is sent to fighters all over the world. The King of Fighters will take place again this year!

But the circumstances this time around are different. There is not a hint of the hoopla surrounding the entrants like that of the previous tournament which thrilled the whole world. For the skeptical fighters, even the new tournament rules for battles bode ill...

"The method of combat will be 3-on-3 battles. The adoption of Striker Matches, however, has been decided for this tournament...."

"Striker Matches?!" The fighters cannot hide their surprise at this unfamiliar mode of battle.

Meanwhile, Heidern, who sees through the suspicious tournament, dispatches Ralf and Clark to investigate the truth behind this tournament.

Benimaru Nikaido, as well, receives an invitation to KOF and to join the Special Team consisting of other carefully selected fighters.

Among the pre-selected teammates listed appear two names: K' (K-Dash) and Maxima. Benimaru is confused-he's never seen these names listed at any other fighting events; regardless...

Benimaru heads toward the tournament venue, clearly unsettled by the circumstances, and the other entrants are soon to follow.

WHAT IS THE STRIKER MATCH?

What is behind this year's tournament?

With its myriad of mysteries, the King of Fighters gets ready to begin!

CharactersEdit

Playable CharactersEdit

Hero TeamEdit

Fatal Fury TeamEdit

Art of Fighting TeamEdit

Ikari Warriors TeamEdit

Psycho Soldier TeamEdit

Women Fighters TeamEdit

Korea Justice TeamEdit

Singles EntryEdit

BossEdit

  • Krizalid - playable through roulette (becomes a regular character in Evolution)

Hidden CharactersEdit

Special Edit TeamsEdit

These ending illustrations can only be seen on the Neo Geo CD and Playstation ports.

KOF Generation TeamEdit

  • K'
  • Iori Yagami
  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Shingo Yabuki

Whip and Her Servants TeamEdit

  • Whip
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Iori Yagami

Inhumanly Strong TeamEdit

  • Maxima
  • Ralf Jones
  • Bao
  • Chang Koehan

Good Looking TeamEdit

  • Andy Bogard
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Jhun Hoon
  • Chang Koehan

Little Kids TeamEdit

  • Bao
  • Li Xiangfei
  • Shingo Yabuki
  • Sie Kensou

Masters TeamEdit

  • Takuma Sakazaki
  • Chin Gentsai
  • Kim Kaphwan
  • Jhun Hoon

Hat TeamEdit

  • Terry Bogard
  • Clark Still
  • Choi Bounge
  • Bao

Short Haired TeamEdit

  • Blue Mary
  • Whip
  • King
  • Athena Asamiya

Midriffs TeamEdit

  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Leona Heidern
  • Athena Asamiya
  • Blue Mary

Shingo Servitude TeamEdit

  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Kyo-1
  • Kyo-2
  • Shingo Yabuki

All Kyo TeamEdit

  • Kyo Kusanagi (both player and striker versions)
  • Kyo-1
  • Kyo-2

Note: The All Kyo Team ending can only be accessed in The King of Fighters '99: Evolution.

All Fatal Fury TeamEdit

Any team composed of Fatal Fury only characters.

All Art of Fighting TeamEdit

Any team composed of Art of Fighting only characters.

The King of Fighters '99: EvolutionEdit

The King of Fighters '99: Evolution was a remake of KOF '99 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. This version had different stages and a few selectable striker characters. This version also marked the introduction of Vanessa and Seth to The King of Fighters series. The Japanese version can also transfer data with The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise.

CharactersEdit

StrikersEdit

See alsoEdit

StagesEdit

Note 1: In the arcade mode, with exception of the Museum and Boss Stage, all stages undergo changes of time and space. In the console versions, the stages are in 3D, and other changes and stages can be seen.

Note 2: The Boss Stage also can be seen in The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, in both the phases.

Note 3: All stages of console versions has two versions.

Available in all versions of the game:

  • Airport: The landing station of an airport. The fight occurs in a sunset. Can be seen two airplanes, a control station, a fence and crates. Until the second round, the fight takes next to the fence and a crate; from the third round, near to a wing and the turbines of one of the planes. Note: in the console version, depending of the angle, can be possible fight next to the airplanes or to the crate, and can be seen a truck in one of the versions.
  • Alley: An alley next to a chinese restaurant. Until the 2nd round, can be seen light flags, some people and children watching the fight and eating, a dog, a bonfire, a graffiti and a wall, in the left; from the 3rd round, the restaurant is closed and the stage is empty. Only what is possible see is the figure of a man chasing a dog, stopping for a few seconds due to fatigue.
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Gameplay of Terry vs. Athena

  • Museum: A pre-historic museum called DINOSAUR WORLD. Can be seen panels with skeletons of various dinosaurs and pre-historic creatures, lights, rocks and plants. In some rounds, a sound that simulates a thunder can be heard. Note: in one of the versions of this stage in console, the fight occurs in a balcony next to the original arcade stage.
  • Park: A park next to some houses. In the first round, can be seen a balcony with some benches, an old man feeding some birds along to a dog, a female statue, and a trash can, in the right, childs playing, a man watching, a light post and two street-sweepers, in the center, and a building and a picnic table, in the left, besides plants all over the stage; in the second round, the weather is cloudy, some drops of rain begin to fall and the stage is partially empty, being seen only a woman opening an umbrella with your son, a street-sweeper and the dog of the previous round; from the 3rd round, the stage is empty, accompanied by a heavy rain. Note: In the console versions, this stage is available as in the first and third rounds.
  • Sewer: A sewer used as an escape route. Can be seen pipes and tubing, one of them spouting polluted water, a power box, lamps a small ladder and scratched toothpicks, characteristic of prison cell walls, besides a light, at the background. Changes in the Team and Single Play mode: in the 2nd round, it's sunset; from the 3rd round, it's night and the ground of the fight turns into a walkway that walks through dark alleys. Associated with the K' Team (when its members aren't chosen by the player or when performance in the mentioned modes is weak to choose them). Note 1: In the Versus modes, the stage continues in the same way as the first round. Note 2: In console version, this stage is available as in the 1st and 2nd rounds; the walkway appears at the end of the second round, when the winner celebrates.
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Gameplay of K' vs. Athena in console version

  • Site Vector 70599: An arena built by NESTS, with the objective of reading the data of the fighters of the tournament. Has two phases: in the Phase 1, the stage shows a human hologram, in the center, besides of red lights passing all over the stage, greens walls, ground and two robotic pillars. In the Phase 2, the stage is completely golden, the hologram and the pillars disappears and can be seen strong lights in the background. Associated with Krizalid, Kyo, Iori, Kyo-1 and Kyo-2 (these last four under special conditions and after facing the boss).

Available only in console versions:

  • Amusement Park: In one of the versions, the fight occurs next to a carousel, a ferris wheel and a viking boat. In the other, near to the same caurosel, a castle and the entrance of a tunnel of terror. In both versions, can be seen a light post, people and park workers, barracks and fireworks.
  • Cucoo Clock Tower: In one of the versions, the fight takes in the outside. Can be seen cuckoo dolls, a gargoyle and a mountain, in the background. In the other, in the gears of the clock.

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