Video Game: Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
is the second entry in the SNK vs. Capcom
series, part as well of the Capcom vs. Whatever
series. It was developed by Capcom
and released in 2000 for arcades
and the Sega Dreamcast
This game is notorious for containing almost only Street Fighter
and The King of Fighters
- From Street Fighter: Ryu, Ken, Sagat.
- From Street Fighter II: Chun-Li, Zangief, E. Honda, Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, M. Bison, Cammy and Akuma.
- From Street Fighter Alpha: Sakura and Evil Ryu.
- From Darkstalkers: Morrigan.
- From The King of Fighters: Benimaru Nikaido, Kyo, Vice, Rugal Bernstein, and Iori (plus his Orochi Superpowered Evil Side).
- From Fatal Fury: Mai, Terry, Raiden, Kim Kaphwan, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Geese Howard.
- From Art of Fighting: Ryo, King, and Yuri.
- From Samurai Shodown: Nakoruru.
The gameplay features the use of the Ratio, which gives all the characters a specific rating from 1 to 4, thus determining the amount of places in the team (whose ratio shouldn't be more of 4 as of the combined team) said character would occupy. The game also contains two grooves: SNK
's The King of Fighters '94
groove, and Capcom's Street Fighter Alpha
An Updated Re-release
of this game would follow, called Capcom vs. SNK Pro
would contain all these characters unlocked from the start, plus the inclusion of Dan Hibiki
and Joe Higashi
The game shows examples of:
- A Boy and His X: Nakoruru and her hawk Mamahaha.
- Ambidextrous Sprite: Sagat's eyepatch.
- Art Shift: Reuse of Street Fighter Alpha sprites (with Ryu, Ken, Bison and Akuma as exceptions), and the ensuing clash in art style and animation quality, was one of the strongest complaints about the game. Morrigan's constant reuse of her very first sprite is still a vivid running joke in many circles.
- Assist Character: Morrigan is assisted by Lilith.
- Badass Boast: Geese before you fight him.note
"Well... Well... Well... You are either very strong or very lucky...You had better hope that you are strong because your luck has just run out
...It doesn't matter what you have accomplished...Now! Let's see who is the strong and who is the weak!"
- Big Bad: Geese and Bison.
- The Cameo: Hon-Fu makes a cameo in the intro to Chun-Li vs. Yamazaki matches.
- Composite Character: Raiden, based on his depiction in Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition, incorporates elements from his Big Bear persona from Fatal Fury 2/Special: he keeps the wrestling mask, but retains Big Bear's mustache and full beard. This would carry on to CvS2 as well.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory: The game used a four-button layout, leaving Capcom vets with a whole new world to learn.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Millennium Fight 2000.
- Dialogue Tree: The games are full of this, with stuff like Geese throwing a Reppuuken at Bison to blow his cape away.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Zangief.
- Gainaxing: Mai (obviously).
- Panty Shot: Sakura, thanks to the magic of recycled Alpha sprites.
- Shout-Out: Check the page.
- Stripperific: Mai and Morrigan, who's technically not even wearing clothes.
- Surprisingly Good English: Cammy had an English voice actress.
- Unexpected Character: In-universe; when you beat the game (at least before the re-release), the ending cutscene shows that Dan Hibiki and Joe Higashi won the tournament while you were off beating the final boss.
- Updated Re-release: Capcom vs. SNK Pro, which was basically Capcom vs. SNK with all the unlockables available from the start and the addition of Joe Higashi and Dan Hibiki to the roster.