SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium is a shocking recreation for its time, providing up fluid actions, sharp visuals, and spectacular play when in comparison with something on handhelds on the time. SNK may have been content material to make an awesome fighter, cramming twenty-six fighters (and a powerful variety of their movesets) from throughout Capcom and SNK’s preventing franchises. As a substitute, it added a bunch of minigames that supply enjoyable challenges, charming appears to be like at characters, and a few good particulars, making for a wealthy package deal that few fighters match even right this moment.
Throwing down in opposition to this huge roster of fighters is probably going sufficient to maintain most gamers busy for ages. Particularly with three totally different preventing modes and battle types thrown in to let you combine it up. There are a bunch of characters you’ll be able to unlock. Nonetheless, how effectively do you suppose you’d do in opposition to 100 matches all in a row? How briskly may you are taking down 5 foes with no break? What number of matches may you win if the primary hit determined the battle?
These challenges are all out there in SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium’s Olympic mode, an array of minigames and challenges. These construct upon the common preventing gameplay by supplying you with fascinating challenges like forcing you to funds well being and play fastidiously, transfer as quick as you’ll be able to, or discover a means to strike with out getting hit again. These all job you with attempting your favourite characters in several methods, prioritizing new strikes and totally different fight types.
Not that you just don’t want these talents in a daily match, however sure strikes and types have higher worth in these distinctive challenges. You would possibly wish to play extra conservatively when your well being solely will get refilled a tiny bit between every of the 100 matches of survival mode. It’s possible you’ll not really feel such as you normally go all out, however each sliver of well being out of the blue turns into way more treasured when the dangers are a lot larger. In the meantime, you would possibly end up enjoying too fastidiously if it’s worthwhile to take of us down in a single hit or steamroll them rapidly. I discovered it made me take a look at the characters’ talents in a brand new gentle, enriching the principle recreation and giving me a brand new appreciation for the way every character performed.
SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium doesn’t simply combine up its preventing matches with its minigames. It additionally affords a couple of playful video games which are distinctive to no matter facet you’re enjoying on. The Olympics are SNK vs Capcom, in any case, so whichever facet you select, you’ll end up squaring off in opposition to opponents from the opposite firm (which might additionally issue into your technique in some fascinating methods). These video games could have you capturing aliens, slashing dummies, and dancing all evening. They make for some odd additions that deliver some enjoyable attraction and selection to the sport.
On the SNK facet, you’ll be able to check out the Target9 minigame. Steel Slug’s Marco makes an look right here, and you’ll assist him shoot down alien ships earlier than they blast you again. It’s a twitchy minigame that ramps up in problem in a rush. You may also check out Blade Arts, which sees Samurai Shodown’s Jubei slicing up straw dummies that pop up round him. Once more, you’ll must be fast to do effectively.
The Capcom minigames additionally prioritize acquainted faces. Tou’ll have the ability to information Ghosts N’ Goblins’ Arthur as he leaps throughout cliffs, dodging the Purple Arremer as you attempt to snag treasures. If you’re accomplished getting your pores and skin torn off, you’ll be able to change to dancing with Darkstalkers’ Felicia within the Cat Stroll minigame, tapping A, B, and the Directional Buttons in time with the beat.
None of those video games is especially advanced, however all of them deliver a little bit of playful attraction to SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium. It’s good to have one thing utterly exterior the sport to chill down with in the event you’ve had a couple of dangerous matches. (Pr misplaced in Survival after sinking virtually an hour into it, which I don’t wish to discuss.) It’s good to see different flagship characters make an look, and the foolish dance competitors with Felicia provides you a bit extra time to savor the sport’s nice music. Good luck getting by means of Chun Li’s observe, although.
These diversions include some nice prizes, which provides to their enchantment. The factors you earn in enjoying them (whether or not you win or lose) might be spent on unlocking new strikes for every character. You want a good quantity of factors, so anticipate to spend so much of time right here, however they offer gamers one thing to work for. I usually put fighters down when there’s no real-life opponent to play in opposition to, as there looks like there actually isn’t a lot for a aim to work in the direction of in addition to beating the short story mode. These minigames give me one thing to attempt towards, making me really feel like I’m making progress even when I’m simply puttering round. That mentioned, the prices to unlock strikes are a bit ridiculous, so unlocking all the pieces for everybody might put on your enjoyment of those video games down fairly a bit.
With new unlocked strikes, in addition to distinctive match calls for, I discovered that SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium’s minigames do a wonderful job of protecting the sport contemporary and new whereas instructing you to understand the fighters’ movesets. They’re gentle and foolish at instances, positive, however in addition they give extra excuses to savor the artwork, sound, and easy gameplay on this spectacular handheld fighter.
SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium is on the market now on the Nintendo Swap. It’s also out there on the plucky Neo Geo Pocket Colour.