Published on October 15th, 2021 | by Joseph Saulnier0
SNK vs Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
SNK vs Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (we’ll call it MoM for short) was originally released more than 20 years ago on the Neo Geo Pocket Color, and again earlier this year on the Nintendo Switch. Now this fun retro throwback comes to PC players via Steam. If you follow me at all, you know that I reviewed the Switch version of the game earlier this year, which you can read here.
Everything that I said about the game’s Switch port can be said about the Steam version, right down to all of the extra features added into the game. This includes high res scans of the instruction manual, local multiplayer mode, and the rewind function. The importance of the Steam release of the game is that it is only the second time a Neogeo Pocket Color title has been released outside of their original cartridge formats, the first being the Switch release.
What can I say about MoM that I didn’t say last time? The game pits fighters from Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, Darkstalkers, and several other SNK and Capcom games against each other in one of the best rosters in the history of fighting games. Mini games are included and controls are simplistic with only 2 buttons. Just a warning though, you’ll definitely have a better time playing on a gamepad over a keyboard. It’s weird, but still an option though.
If you’re a fan of retro fighting games and missed out on the Switch version, then SNK vs Capcom: The Match of the Millennium is definitely worth the pickup. And with a price tag of less than $10, it’s most definitely worth it.
4 out of 5