SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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65 / 100
Mar 5, 2021

SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium is a decent, casual style fighting game from the previous century. It has tons of characters and modes to keep you interested for a short time, but don't expect any depth whatsoever here.

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8 / 10
Feb 20, 2021

Despite some re-release shortcomings, SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium remains not only a charming piece of history, but a comprehensive fighting game with impressively taut elasticity. Bursting with move-sets that accurately mirror the arcade counterparts from which they're derived, it represents the moment that a legendary rivalry thawed out and shook hands, and a fanfare for SNK's excellent but ill-fated handheld. There also remains something special about having so many faces from so many different series occupying the same screen space, and in such good spirits. Seeing pocket-sized Kyo and Chun-Li battle it out on her Great Wall stage or Ken and Ryu's fireballs trailing across Krauser's cathedral is an experience worth revisiting. It's an object of both its time and format, and you need to be prepared for that; but SNK versus Capcom? That really is the match of the millennium.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2021

Fairly priced, designed, and realized. This game is a really solid experience, and one I imagine will be elevated for anyone who looks back on this game with any nostalgia.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2021

While newcomers may find some shortcomings in the whole package, hardcore fans will still find it a delight. Sure, it feels rather dated, but this port of a Neo Geo Pocket Color classic still hits the mark where it counts.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2021

Seeing such a large roster faithfully recreated on the Neo Geo Pocket Color, with the addition of local multiplayer, is worth the price of admission on its own. While it is a shame that the Switch controllers struggle to work well with fighting games, for casual play this should not be a huge issue. If you have any interest in SNK, Capcom, or fighting games in general, you owe it to yourself to check out how one of the biggest fighting game crossovers began.

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B+
Feb 25, 2021

SNK vs. Capcom does so much right that the problems are far outweighed by everything else that is done so right.

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8 / 10
Feb 23, 2021

For any newcomers to the Neo Geo resurgence occurring on the Nintendo Switch right now, it can seem a bit daunting deciding exactly where to set up your stall and enter the fray. Rest assured, the decision is made here with SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium being a choice that does not disappoint. Back during its release in 1999, the collaboration between these two giants was monumental and even now in 2021, its clear to see how much love was put into its creation. With a diverse, full roster, great sound and graphics as well as a variety of modes to keep players returning, it's never been a better time to begin your Neo Geo library.

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Feb 24, 2021

I never thought these Neo Geo Pocket Color fighters could be this fun but The Match of the Millennium definitely proved me wrong.

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 2, 2021

SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium may not be as awe-inspiring now as it was when it released more than 20 years ago, but it’s pretty darn close. Even today, it’s hard to believe SNK was able to produce such a full-featured fighting game on their humble handheld hardware. If you’re a retro fighting game enthusiast who somehow missed out on the game when it first released, don’t make the same mistake twice. Just be sure you have a decent controller — or better yet, a proper fight stick — to go with it if you want to get the most out of your purchase.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2021

SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium is a great portable fighting game and easily one of the biggest highlights in the NeoGeo Pocket Color library. The title features elaborate systems (within the limitations of the original console), explored in agile battles full of combos and possibilities. In addition, the game overflows content with many characters, different combat styles and various minigames. The adaptation for Switch is competent and has some useful resources, but the presence of more options would make the experience better. In the ende, SNK vs. Capcom offers a fun retro experience, as well as being an interesting crossover.

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