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King of Fighters '99, The
Millennium Battle
Fighting Game by SNK
Neo Geo
Worldwide
7/22/1999
Neo Geo CD
Worldwide
12/20/1999
Playstation
Worldwide
3/23/2000
The King of Fighters '99: Evolution (Dreamcast)
Worldwide
3/30/2000
The King of Fighters Evolution (Windows)
Worldwide
3/30/2000
The King of Fighters NESTS Collection (Playstation 2)
Compilation release
Worldwide
4/19/2007
Playstation Network
Worldwide
9/4/2007
WiiWare/Virtual Console
Worldwide
5/16/2013
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '99 (Switch)
Worldwide
5/25/2017
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '99 (PlayStation 4)
Worldwide
04/05/2018
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '99 (Xbox One)
Worldwide
04/05/2018

Fighters
K'
Neo Geo
Maxima
Neo Geo
Benimaru Nikaido
Neo Geo
Shingo Yabuki
Neo Geo
Terry Bogard
Neo Geo
Andy Bogard
Neo Geo
Joe Higashi
Neo Geo
Mai Shiranui
Neo Geo
Ryo Sakazaki
Neo Geo
Robert Garcia
Neo Geo
Yuri Sakazaki
Neo Geo
Takuma Sakazaki
Neo Geo
Kyo-1
Neo Geo
Kyo-2
Neo Geo
Kyo Kusanagi
Neo Geo
Krizalid
Neo Geo
Iori Yagami
Neo Geo
Leona Heidern
Neo Geo
Ralf Jones
Neo Geo
Clark Steel
Neo Geo
Whip
Neo Geo
Athena Asamiya
Neo Geo
Kensou
Neo Geo
Chin Gentsai
Neo Geo
Bao
Neo Geo
King
Neo Geo
Blue Mary Ryan
Neo Geo
Kasumi Todoh
Neo Geo
Xiangfei
Neo Geo
Kim Kaphwan
Neo Geo
Chang Koehan
Neo Geo
Choi Bounge
Neo Geo
Jhun
Neo Geo
Alfred
Dreamcast
Billy Kane
Dreamcast
Chizuru Kagura
Dreamcast
Fio
Dreamcast
Gai Tendo
Dreamcast
Goro Daimon
Dreamcast
Seth
Dreamcast
Syo Kirishima
Dreamcast
Vanessa
Dreamcast
Yamazaki
Dreamcast

Gameplay
Armor Mode (Super Mode)
At the expense of all three super stocks, Armor Mode offers increased defensive power, no chip damage, and hyper armor (no hitstun) against most attacks for a short time.
Counter Mode (Super Mode)
At the expense of all three super stocks, Counter Mode offers increased offensive power, juggling capabilities, special to super cancels and infinite super use temporarily.
Striker Move (Tag/Team Move)
Clark Steel / Clark Still
Throw Moves

Death Lake Drive
(in air)(close)backward/down/forward+cbtn/dbtn
Clark simply snatches his opponent out of the air and tosses them unceremoniously to the ground.

Fisherman Buster
(close)forward/backward+dbtn
A variant of the brainbuster technique.

Nage-panashi German / 投げっぱなしジャーマン
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
A partial german suplex in which the opponent is released and thrown backwards. Clark lies on the ground leisurely for a moment, afterwards.
Command Moves

Stomping
forward+bbtn
Somewhat exaggerated low kick.
Special Moves

Frankensteiner
(close)dp+anykick
Command throw with an extremely long whiff animation, owing to the elaborate nature of the frankensteiner. If not followed up with Flash Elbow, Clark will spread his arms and exclaim "HEY."

Gatling Attack
c.backwardforward+anypunch
Quickly advancing three-punch combo ending with an uppercut. After being dropped from Clark's repertoire for several years, he gets a two-punch version that launches and can be followed up with Napalm Stretch.

Mount Tackle
hcf+anypunch
A multi-purpose replacement for Clark's multitude of running throws, incorporating various options as follow-ups. Unlike his previous running grabs, the mount tackle can be blocked.

Napalm Stretch
dp+anypunch
Clark leaps up at a high angle in a cool pose. He locks up with the opponent and spins to the ground, slamming them. This move is in reference to Kinnikuman Soldier's technique of the same name.

Super Argentine Backbreaker
(close)hcf+anykick
Clark tosses the opponent into the air to land on his waiting shoulders. Starting in 1996, could be followed up with an elbow drop.
Desperation Moves

Running Three
hcfhcf+anykick
Clark poses with his arms in a V-shape, shouts "RUNNING THREEAGHH" and dashes forward. He lifts his opponent on his shoulders and performs a running powerbomb. In the SDM version, they are subjected to a series of three bombs.

Ultra Argentine Backbreaker
(close)hcbhcb+anypunch
Three successive Super Argentine Backbreakers are performed with different finishers over the years. 94-95: After the third drop, Clark ends with a shoulder buster. 96-98: Normally ends with a Death Valley Bomb. SDM version ends with "Clark Spark," Clark's take on Kinnikuman's Muscle Spark finisher.
K'
Command Moves

Knee Assault
forward+bbtn
K' hops forward with a knee strike.

One Inch
forward+abtn
K' performs a deceptively explosive punch, despite barely extending his arm in the punching motion.
Special Moves

Crow Bites
dp+anypunch
K' does a spiraling leap, attacking with a flaming uppercut.

Heat Trigger / Iron Trigger
qcf+anypunch
A small burst of flame flashes from K's hand.

Minute Spike
qcb+anykick(air)
K' leaps forward with a kick.
Leona Heidern

Earring Bomb / Earring Bakudan
qcb+anykick
Leona removes an explosive earring and tosses it at her foes
Shingo Yabuki
Tag/Team Move

Yacchatte Kudasai!
bbtn+cbtn
Shingo leaps in and falls to the ground, grabbing the opponent by the legs while shouting "Yacchatte Kudasai!" (Go get them, please!)

Storyline
King of Fighters '99 / 1999
"You are cordially invited to this year's King of Fighters."



The invitation is sent to fighters all over the world. The King of Fighters will take place again this year!

But the circumstances this time around are different. There is not a hint of the hoopla surrounding the entrants like that of the previous tournament which thrilled the whole world. For the skeptical fighters, even the new tournament rules for battles bode ill...



"The method of combat will be 3-on-3 battles. The adoption of Striker Matches, however, has been decided for this tournament...."



"Striker Matches?!"

The fighters cannot hide their surprise at this unfamiliar mode of battle.



Meanwhile, Heidern, who sees through the suspicious tournament, dispatches Ralf and Clark to investigate the truth behind this tournament.



Benimaru Nikaido, as well, receives an invitation to KOF and to join the Special Team consisting of other carefully selected fighters.
Among the pre-selected teammates listed appear two names: K' (K-Dash) and Maxima. Benimaru is confused-he's never seen these names listed at any other fighting events; regardless...



Benimaru heads toward the tournament venue, clearly unsettled by the circumstances, and the other entrants are soon to follow.



WHAT IS THE STRIKER MATCH?



What is behind this year's tournament?

With its myriad of mysteries, the King of Fighters gets ready to begin!

Fun Facts
Like rats from a sinking ship... to another one
Members of Daraku Tenshi's development staff supposedly left Psikyo for SNK after this game's release in 1998. Their creative influence is most strongly visible in King of Fighters '99.

Credits
Worldwide
Producer
A producer on a project can have varying responsiblities, from a token credit to being incredibly integral to the work.
Takashi Nishiyama
Voice Actor

Keiichi Nanba as Andy Bogard
Kanako Nakano as Bao
Monster Maezuka as Benimaru Nikaido
Harumi Ikoma as Blue Mary Ryan
Hiroyuki Arita as Chang Koehan
Akiko Saitō as Chizuru Kagura
Monster Maezuka as Choi Bounge
Yoshinori Shima as Clark Steel
Kanako Morikado as Fio
Kunihiko Yasui as Iori Yagami
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Joe Higashi
Masae Yumi as Kasumi Todoh
Eiji Yano as Kensou
Satoshi Hashimoto as Kim Kaphwan
Harumi Ikoma as King
Yoshiyuki Iwamoto as Krizalid
Masahiro Nonaka as Kyo Kusanagi
Masahiro Nonaka as Kyo-1
Masahiro Nonaka as Kyo-2
Masae Yumi as Leona Heidern
Akoya Sogi as Mai Shiranui
Katsuyuki Konishi as Maxima
Monster Maezuka as Ralf Jones
Mantarō Koichi as Robert Garcia
Masaki Usui as Ryo Sakazaki
Takehito Koyasu as Shingo Yabuki
Mitsuo Iwata as Syo Kirishima
Eiji Tsuda as Takuma Sakazaki
Satoshi Hashimoto as Terry Bogard
Shiho Kikuchi as Whip
Kaori Horie as Yuri Sakazaki
Japan
Voice Actor

Haruna Ikezawa as Athena Asamiya