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The King of Fighters: Evolution

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The King of Fighters: Evolution
Publisher: SNK, Agetec (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Original system(s): NeoGeo
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Dreamcast to Neo Geo Pocket Color link cable
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 T-3102M
Sega Dreamcast
JP (Best)
¥2,800 T-3109M
Sega Dreamcast
US
$? T-44302N



The King of Fighters: Evolution is an updated version of The King of Fighters '99 that was released for the Sega Dreamcast. First released in Japan on March 2000, the game did not see an American release until May 2001. Like it's predecessor, The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999, the game was never released in Europe.

Changes from KoF '99 include 3D stages and the addition of striker characters. In the Japanese version, the game is compatible with the Dreamcast to Neo Geo Pocket Color link cable, which allows you to transfer your points won in The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise to speed up the leveling process for Extra Strikers.

In Japan, the game was followed with The King of Fighters 2000.

Production credits

Cast
    • K': Yuuki Matsuda
    • Maxima: Katsuyuki Konishi
    • Benimaru/Ralf/Choi: Monster Maetsuka
    • Terry/Kim: Satoshi Hashimoto
    • Andy: Keiichi Nanba
    • Joe: Nobuyuki Hiyama
    • Mai: Akoya Sogi
    • Ryo: Masaki Usui
    • Robert: Koichi Mantarou
    • Yuri: Kaori Horie
    • Takuma: Eiji Tsuda
    • Leona/Kasumi: Masae Yumi
    • Clark: Yoshinori Shima
    • Whip: Shiho Kikuchi
    • Athena: Haruna Ikezawa
    • Kensou: Eiji Yano
    • Chin: Toshikazu Nishimura
    • Bao: Kanako Nakano
    • King/Mary: Harumi Ikoma
    • Xiangfei: Mami Kingetsu
    • Chang: Hiroyuki Arita
    • Jhun: Kazuya Ichijo
    • Krizalid: Yoshiyuki Iwamoto
    • Shingo: Takehito Koyasu
    • Kyo: Masahiro Nonaka
    • Iori: Kunihiko Yasui
  • Extra Striker
    • Seth: Hidetoshi Nakamura
    • Vanessa: Kaori Minami
    • Fio: Kanako Morizumi
    • Syo: Mitsuo Iwata
    • Alfred: Hiro Yuuki
    • Gai: Nobuyuki Hiyama
    • Daimon: Masaki Usui
    • Chizuru: Akiko Saitou
    • Billy: Atsushi Yamanishi
    • Yamazaki: Kouji Ishii
Staff
  • Producer: T.Nishiyama
  • Program Director: Moichi, Yukihiro Deguchi, Marky T.
  • KOF '99 Evolution Programmer: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Mambo, Mue, Jeno, Maki, Hirofumi Kono, Saburouta Yotsutani
  • Tool Programmer: Junko Kasahara, Yuji Niida, Dai Yamanokuchi
  • Network: Daiche.Vision.Morifuji, Kawai・Sama
  • Design Director: Akihiro Yamada, Rabbit Maeda, Satoshi Yoshioka, Starfreet
  • KOF '99 Original Programmer: Cyber・Kondo, Souta.Ichino, Abetak, Kohji Mannami
  • Sound: Marimo, Zoe, Usako-X, Tate-Norio
  • 3D Designer: Satoshi Yoshioka, Rabbit Maeda, Yuji Wada, A K A, Akira Mizuki, Masaya Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Yanai, Asa_ko, Kyo_K, Shirow Umezaki
  • 2D Designer: Regeon Toyonaka, Shinsuke・Yamamoto, Inoue, Youki・T・Ohyama, M・Endo, C・Yamazaki, Shio Shio Shio, Miho・Uematsu, A・T, Roppongi Marito, Mitsuru, Styleos, Kane', Buchi', Nanako., Kalkin, M.Yokoyama
  • Planner: Kaju, Lonely-Aoki (Hige.Ver), S.Fujinuki, Toyochan
  • Special Thanks to: H・Kawano, Y・Inui, Fuminori Sahara, Buriki・One Team, Fatal Fury Team, Metal Slug Team, KOF '99 Special Debug Team
  • Presented by: SNK

Magazine articles

Main article: The King of Fighters: Evolution/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №2000-12, p25Media:DCM_JP_20000407_2000-12.pdf[1]Media:DCM_JP_20000407_2000-12.pdf
86 №, p34Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf[2]Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf
73 №590, p34
84
80 №12, p67[3]Media:ODCM US 12.pdf
Sega Dreamcast
79
Based on
5 reviews

Dreamcast, US
KoFEvo DC US Box Back.jpgKoFEvo DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
KOFEvolutionDCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, JP
KoFEvo DC JP Box Back.jpgKoFEvo DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, JP (Best)
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Cover

External links

References

  1. File:DCM_JP_20000407_2000-12.pdf, page 25
  2. File:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf, page 34
  3. File:ODCM US 12.pdf, page 71


The King of Fighters games for Sega systems / published by Sega
Sega Saturn
The King of Fighters '95 (1996) | The King of Fighters '96 (1996) | The King of Fighters '96 + '95 (1996) | The King of Fighters '97 (1998) | The King of Fighters Best Collection (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 (1999) | The King of Fighters: Evolution (2000) | The King of Fighters 2000 (2002) | The King of Fighters 2001 (2002) | The King of Fighters 2002 (2003)
Arcade
The King of Fighters Neowave (2004) | The King of Fighters XI (2005)
Sony PlayStation 4
The King of Fighters XIV (2016)