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King of Fighters NESTS Collection - SNK Best

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Item Number: SLPS-25865
Publisher: SNK Playmore
Jan/UPC Code: 4964808301065
Update: May 29, 2008
«©NCSX» In a three part arc of the King of Fighters games, the NESTS Saga chronicled the machinations of a secretive mercenary cabal known appropriately as NESTS. Following the events of King of Fighters '97, Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami have gone missing after they defeated Orochi. As KOF '99 starts, invitations fly out to the world's greatest fighters summoning them to a new underground battle royale. SNK revisits the NESTS Saga by collecting all three games on one DVD as follows:

» King of Fighters '99 Evo (Dreamcast conversion and Neo Geo original)
» King of Fighters 2000 (Playstation 2 conversion and Neo Geo original)
» King of Fighters 2001 (Playstation 2 conversion and Neo Geo original)

KOF '99 introduced Strikers to the fighting action and KOF 2000 and 2001 built on that system where special characters could be called into battle for a momentary burst of muscle power. Along with the games, the PS2 compilation features a character color-edit function, selectable BGM (normal and arrange), and a Multi-Matching Online BB fighting mode where players link up through the internet to bout it out.

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NCS Game Notes
» Press START on the title screen and the familiar layout of the Neo Geo Online PS2 games appear. The three games (KOF 99 EVO, 2000, and 2001) may be selected from their respective icons on the top of the screen. KOF '99 EVO is the Dreamcast edition of the game but 2000 and 2001 are the Playstation 2 conversions from a few years ago. There's a fourth icon at the top of the screen which allows you to play all three KOF games in their original Neo Geo incarnations (for the purists out there) and a fifth icon leads to the online Multi-Matching mode.

» On the lower part of the screen, the options are: Save & Load, Key Setting, Graphic Setting, Sound Setting, and Character Edit.

» The Character Edit feature on the main menu screen allows you to scroll through the entire character rosters from all three KOF games and change their color schemes. The character names are displayed in English as well as the options for changing the colors.

» In the PS2 version of KOF 2000, there is a Gallery option which contains an Art Gallery featuring Practice Graphics, Challenge Graphics, and Special Graphics. The Practice Graphics consist of eight full body team images, one featuring Iori and Kyo, the logo image, and two full body images of Kula and Zero. The 19 Challenge Graphics and 12 Special Graphics are all locked.

» The second option in the KOF 2000 Gallery option is "Puzzle" which features all of the artwork in the Art Gallery except the images are all scrambled in 6 x 6 grids. Your challenge is to unscramble the images by rotating and shuffling the pieces around. In the Puzzle mode, you can view thumbnails of all the images that are locked in the normal Art Galleries. Once you "repair" an image in Puzzle Mode, it'll be unlocked in the Art Gallery for viewing in full size.

» KOF 2001 includes a PUZZLE option on the main menu which leads into an Art Gallery and Puzznic-type game where colored blocks on the left side of the screen are shot at a mass of blocks on the right side of the screen. Like-colors against like-colors clears the blocks. Your fighter is on the top portion of the screen and an opponent is on the lower portion. As you clear the board of blocks, you'll perform attacks against your opponent. If all blocks are cleared on your side, you'll do a K.O. and win the match. The Gallery contains 50 images that must be unlocked before they're viewable.

» If playing with a Dual Shock 2, either the D-pad or L-analog may be used for control.

» The language may be toggled from Japanese to English, Spanish, or Portuguese in the original Neo Geo games.

» KOF NESTS Collection has been a long time coming and it's worth the wait. It's unclear why SNK Playmore delayed this particular release a few times since the PS2 games were already available on the market. Maybe the Neo Geo emulation needed tweaking and the DC conversion took more time than expected. However, the final result is a worthy addition to any SNK fan's collection.

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