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"Now, it's time to have the REAL answer. Who is... THE STRONGEST?!"

Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 is the second entry in the SNK vs. Capcom series, part as well of the Capcom vs. series. It was developed by Capcom and released in 2000 for arcades, PlayStation and the Sega Dreamcast.

This game is notorious for containing almost only Street Fighter and The King of Fighters characters:

Capcom side:

SNK side:

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-'98 groove, and Capcom's Street Fighter Alpha one.

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:

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Sagat's eyepatch.
  • Art Shift:
    • Reuse of Street Fighter Alpha sprites (with Ryu, Ken, Bison and Akuma as the 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.
    • All of the SNK characters received newly-drawn sprites to match the more anime-styled Capcom fighters.
  • 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.
  • Bowdlerise: The North American version is notable for its level of censorship not found in any other Capcom fighting game. For example, moves with "Genocide" in them (Tiger Genocide and Genocide Cutter) were replaced with "Destroyer." Furthermore, Rugal calling out his Genocide Cutter is replaced with a generic grunt, while Sagat cuts off the "Genocide" part from his Tiger Genocide, which, again, is replaced with a generic grunt.
  • The Cameo: Hon-Fu makes a cameo in the intro to Chun-Li vs. Yamazaki matches.
  • Comeback Mechanic: When using the SNK groove, once the player is close to death, they are then given unlimitied access to supers. Performing a super with a charged-up meter during this state also allows players to pull off Level 3 supers.
  • 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.
  • Cross Counter: One piece of promotional art features Ryu and Kyo, the main designated rivals of this crossover, trading blows. Pro does the same, this time with Dan and Joe instead.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: The game used a four-button layout, leaving Capcom vets with a whole new world to learn.
  • Dialogue Tree: The games are full of this, with stuff like Geese throwing a Reppuken at Bison to blow his cape away.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Dan and Joe appear in the ending of the vanilla version of CvS, winning the tournament that your team was supposed to be fighting in before getting whisked away to fight the final boss.
  • Mythology Gag: One of Sagat's victory poses has him declaring "Try again, kid!", a reference to the enemy's quote back in Street Fighter.
  • Shout-Out: Check the page.
  • Stripperific: Mai and Morrigan, who's technically not even wearing clothes.
  • Optional Boss: Morrigan and Nakoruru need special conditions to be fought as hidden sub-bosses. Ditto Akuma, the True Final Boss.
  • 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.