Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (カプコン バーサス エス・エヌ・ケイ ミレニアムファイト 2000 Kapukon Bāsasu Es-Enu-Kei Mireniamu Faito Nisen?) is a crossover fighting game published by Capcom and released for the Sega NAOMI GD-ROM hardware and the Dreamcast in 2000. It is the second game in the SNK vs. Capcom series, a crossover video game series that features characters from Capcom and SNK games.

An update titled Capcom vs. SNK Pro was released on the Sega NAOMI GD-ROM hardware and the Dreamcast in 2001, and on the PlayStation in 2002. New additions included two extra playable characters in the form of Joe Higashi (from Fatal Fury) and Dan Hibiki (from Street Fighter), both of whom had previously made a cameo appearance in the original version’s ending, as well as new moves for existing characters and new modes of play.

Story[edit | edit source]

"In AD 2000, a special martial arts event is planned through a collaboration of the two most powerful world organizations: Garcia Financial Clique and Masters Foundation. The gala event will ease the political conflicts between the two powers. Its name is "Millennium Fight 2000". Many renowned martial artists have registered for the tournament. People around the world focus intensely on the upcoming exhibitions. The long-awaited opening ceremony is a huge success. No one notices the signs of impending chaos..."

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game uses a "ratio" system, where the "ratio" is a rating of a character's overall strength, ranging from 1 to 4. Teams of up to four can be assembled, but their combined ratios must equal and go no higher than 4. The gameplay uses the SNK-style four-button format. The player can also choose their "groove", or attack meter. The SNK Groove is based on the Extra mode that was used from The King of Fighters '94 to The King of Fighters '98, while the Capcom Groove is based on the gameplay system from the Street Fighter Alpha series.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Notes

Hidden character (*)

Added in Capcom vs. SNK Pro (**)

Ratio 1[edit | edit source]

Capcom

Sprite Character Origin
Blanka1.gif Blanka Street Fighter II
Dhalsim.gif Dhalsim Street Fighter II
Cammy-s1.gif Cammy White Super Street Fighter II
Sf-sakura.gif Sakura Kasugano Street Fighter Alpha 2
Dan-cvs-stance.gif Dan Hibiki** Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams

SNK

Sprite Character Origin
Benimarucvs.gif Benimaru Nikaido The King of Fighters '94
Kingcvs.gif King Art of Fighting
Vicecvs.gif Vice The King of Fighters '96
Yuricvs.gif Yuri Sakazaki Art of Fighting
Joecvsp.gif Joe Higashi** Fatal Fury: King of Fighters

Ratio 2[edit | edit source]

Capcom

Sprite Character Origin
Ryu-cvs2-stance.gif Ryu Street Fighter
Ken-cvs-stance.gif Ken Masters Street Fighter
Chunny-original-stance1.gif Chun-Li Street Fighter II
Guile-stance.gif Guile Street Fighter II
Sf-zangief.gif Zangief Street Fighter II
Ehonda-stance.gif Edmond Honda Street Fighter II
Sf-balrog.gif Balrog
(M. Bison)
Street Fighter II
Sf-morrigan.gif Morrigan Aensland* Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors

SNK

Sprite Character Origin
Kyocvs.gif Kyo Kusanagi The King of Fighters '94
Ioricvs.gif Iori Yagami The King of Fighters '95
Mai-sprite1.gif Mai Shiranui Fatal Fury 2
Terrycvs.gif Terry Bogard Fatal Fury: King of Fighters
Raidencvs.gif Raiden Fatal Fury: King of Fighters
Kimkaphwancvs.gif Kim Kaphwan Fatal Fury 2
Ryocvs.gif Ryo Sakazaki Art of Fighting
Nakorurucvs.gif Nakoruru* Samurai Shodown

Ratio 3[edit | edit source]

Capcom

Sprite Character Origin
Vega-stancewithclaw.gif Vega
(Balrog)
Street Fighter II
Sagat.gif Sagat Street Fighter
Bison-reg-cvs-stance.gif M. Bison
(Vega)
Street Fighter II

SNK

Sprite Character Origin
Yamazakicvs.gif Ryuji Yamazaki Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory
Rugalcvs.gif Rugal Bernstein The King of Fighters '94
Geesecvs.gif Geese Howard Fatal Fury: King of Fighters

Ratio 4[edit | edit source]

Capcom

Sprite Character Origin
Ryu-evil-cvs-stance.gif Evil Ryu* Street Fighter Alpha 2
Akuma-cvs-stance.gif Akuma*
(Gouki)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo

SNK

Sprite Character Origin
Wildioricvs.gif Orochi Iori* The King of Fighters '96

Reception[edit | edit source]

Overall, the game was well received by critics and players. However, there was some criticism directed to the game’s roster, which is basically made up of characters from the Street Fighter and The King of Fighters series (with Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers, Raiden from Fatal Fury, and Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown being the only exceptions). Since both companies have an extent number of fighting games franchises, this ought to allow for more variety of characters and gameplay.

Another limitation of the game is the ratio system, which is predetermined for each character, thus reducing the possibilities of team formations. The home versions have a Pair Match mode where the player can choose any two characters since, in this mode, they are all rated 2.

Both problems were solved with its successor, Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The song played in the options menu includes a sample from a Brazilian beer commercial containing the spoken line "Kaiser, uma grande cerveja, a cerveja dos momentos felizes", meaning "Kaiser, a great beer, the beer of the happy moments", which was the beer's catchphrase at the time.[1][2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zgGRJdQF4o (Sample appears at 0:16)
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuImAxNrB_o (Original source audio appears at 0:18)

External links[edit | edit source]

SNK vs. Capcom series
Capcom-produced Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 · Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 (EO)
SNK-produced SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash · SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium · SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Expand Edition · SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos · SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS
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