MAYBE IT IS NOT THE PORT THAT FANS HAVE WANTED FOR A LONG AGE, BUT IT IS ONE THAT WAS ABLE TO ARRIVE AND THANKS
A couple of decades ago, there was a dream in which we saw Capcom and SNK characters fight each other in a video game. Sure, it only happened in our imagination, however, one day, both companies decided to partner and make a series of games, most of them very attractive and entertaining. Of all those productions, today SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenniun on Nintendo Switch.
What is the fun of bringing this game back? Didn’t he live his best times in the Neo Geo Pocket? The first explanation is that maybe a lot of people didn’t play it because they didn’t have that laptop when it went on sale. We could also blame the nostalgia for wanting to see SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium at least in digital format.
I prefer to stay with the idea that SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenniun is a high-quality game that, despite the years and technological deficiencies of the platform on which it came out, is very entertaining and all those fans of fighting titles from more than 20 years ago must return to enjoy.
Is it possible that you pay again to play a title from more than 20 years ago? It’s time to resolve that and other doubts that emerge from this SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium we have for you.
IT IS SNK VS CAPCOM, NOT CAPCOM VS SNK
The first detail that we must not lose sight of is that this is a development that comes from the hand of SNK and not Capcom as it had happened with the other deliveries of this crossover, detail that we appreciate because SNK had, at that time, with a lot of experience making original portable versions of their fighting games (no ports with lowered graphics).
This means that SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenniun is a proposal that presents original art and is loyal to the combat system of both companies. Speaking of systems, we have three different ones: The Average that is focused on filling a bar for specials; Counter, which seeks to create counterattack with special blows; and Rush, a very offensive mode that fills a bar with chains of combos.
In addition to each system having its specific commands such as charging power bars by combining buttons or dodging attacks, we also have three options for combat: singles, tag-team and trios. All can work both in challenges with other players and in the arcade mode where the story takes place.
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenniun is a game that sublimely simplifies the combat controls of Street Fighter or The King of Fighters and allows – in a very enjoyable way – players to have fun with a solid combat system and with all the arcade elements that we have known for decades. In other words, he is ‘small’, but very compliant.
SNK VS. CAPCOM: MATCH OF THE MILLENNIUN AND ITS ORIGINAL STORY
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenniun has a total of 26 fighters from series such as Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Darkstalkers and other productions. It does not matter if you play in singles, tag-team or trios, the story remains the same, in the end you must defeat Bison (Vega) and Geese Howard want to join forces to do their ‘evil things’, or in this precise case, clone Iori and awaken his Orochi or Evil Ryu side, depending on the scenario.
Along the way you will find very specific rivalries depending on the player you use, for example, playing with Ryu will lead you directly to a duel against Kyo Kusanagi. From here the blows will be armed and a slight development of history that does not have great science. Getting exquisite with this section is somewhat idle, because that is how most fighting games are.
Also, the amount of characters does not seem like a lot, however, it is the mix of a good number of fighters that you will see by default and hidden. Unlocking all the combatants will be a laborious and repetitive task, but all that time can also be used to learn about all the rivalries in the game.
In addition to the traditional details, we have an Olympic mode in which there are many thematic minigames where you will find references to Metal Slug 2 or Ghost’s and Goblins. We also have a Time Attack or Survival. SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenniun has more than one experience going in different directions for you to have fun.