SNK Wiki
Advertisement

The King of Fighters '99 Evolution, A.K.A. KOF EVO or KOF Evolution is a remake and port of The King of Fighters '99 that was firstly released for the Dreamcast in March 30, 2000 in Japan, and in North America in May 8, 2001. This game also is available in PlayStation 2, as part of The King of Fighters NESTS Collection, and for Microsoft Windows in December 22, 2000. Like it's predecessor, the game was never released in Europe.

This game reunite elements from both KOF '99 Neo Geo version and The King of Fighters 2000, released in July of that same year, and introduce the Special Strikers, an item that didn't exist in the original game. As a result, some characters of the roster (Vanessa and Seth), as well as characters from other franchises and originals that appear as strikers in KOF 2000, appear as special strikers in this game.

The changes from the original game include 3D stages and the addition of striker characters. In the Japanese version, the game is compatible with the Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Setsuzoku Cable, which allows the player to transfer their points won in The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise to speed up the leveling process for Extra Strikers. In this game, the version of the stages are selectable and separate.

Description

Welcome back to the King of Fighters tournament! With this, the latest installment of the legendary SNK fighting game series! Taking elements from both KOF '99 and the new KOF 2000, KOF EVO brings hardcore fighting game action, slick characters, newcomers, oldcomers and everyone in between back for one of the greatest fighting game experiences you'll ever see!

Gameplay

The gameplay is the same as KOF '99, with some minor changes.

Striker System

A new rule in this game is the Striker System. All teams are required to have 3 fighting members and 1 supporting member known as the Striker. As you select the order of fighters during each match, the first 3 serve as your fighting members while the 4th one is deployed as your team's striker for that match. This member can be called into battle for a limited number of times.

Strikers require one Strike Bomb in order to be called. Press BC at a time to wage to summon your Striker.

  • You can only summon a Striker when standing still.
  • Use a Strike Bomb to make a Striker show up and support you.
  • Strikers vary in performance depending on the character chosen.
  • The default number of Strike Bombs is 3, and the maximum number is 5.
  • A Strike Bomb is awarded when a team loses a round.

Move Legend

  • Offensive attacks directly inflict damage on the opponent.
  • Life-Up heals a bit of life on the player's gauge.
  • Power-Up builds a bit of power on the player's gauge.
  • Power-Down depletes a certain amount on the opponent's gauge.
  • Immobilization holds the opponent in place and open to attack.

Striker Attacks & Effects

Normal Strikers

Note: Krizalid isn't used as a striker.
Striker
Attack
Effect
K'
Narrow Spike
Offensive Attack
Maxima
Maxima Gallows
Immobilizes the opponent for a brief
Benimaru Nikaido
Electrigger
Immobilizes the opponent for a brief
Shingo Yabuki
Leg Grab
Immobilizes the opponent for a brief
Terry Bogard
Dunk Geyser
Offensive Attack
Andy Bogard
Wind Slicing Shadow Fist
Offensive Attack
Joe Higashi
Here! Here! Megaton Punch
Offensive Attack
Mai Shiranui
Blossom Storm
Offensive Attack/Increase of Power
Ryo Sakazaki
Aerial Dragon Flame Punch
Offensive Attack
Robert Garcia
Tiger Rapid Rave
Offensive Attack
Yuri Sakazaki
Scalding Steam Blast
Offensive Attack/Increase of Power
Takuma Sakazaki
Deadly Demon Conqueror's Blast
Offensive Attack
Leona Heidern
Killer Touch
Offensive Attack
Ralf Jones
Regal Body Blow
Offensive Attack
Clark Still
Flashing Launcher
Offensive Throw
Whip
Valkyrie Killer
Offensive Attack
Athena Asamiya
Psychic Heal
Increase of Life
Sie Kensou
Meat Bun 4 U
Increase of Life and Power
Chin Gentsai
Willow Wallop
Offensive Attack
Bao
Paycho Ball MAX Striker Mix
Offensive Attack
King
Trap Rush
Offensive Attack
Blue Mary
Rapid Spider
Offensive Throw
Kasumi Todoh
Victory
Offensive Throw/Decrease of opponent's power
Li Xiangfei
Great Fierce Peach Tree
Decrease of opponent's power
Kim Kaphwan
Flying Kick
Offensive Attack
Chang Koehan
Iron Ball Great Plumment
Offensive Attack
Choi Bounge
Triple Dancing Dis
Offensive Attack/Decrease of opponent's power
Jhun Hoon
Charging Tiger Raid
Offensive Attack
Kyo-1 & Kyo-2
Overhauled Bouncer
Offensive Attack
Kyo Kusanagi
Serpent Shear
Offensive Attack
Iori Yagami
Vessels of 8 Elixirs
Immobilizes the opponent for a brief

Extra Strikers

Note: Each extra striker has two versions: "DARK" and "JUSTICE".
Striker
Attack
Effect
Kyo Kusanagi Special
Offensive Attack
Athena Asamiya Special
Offensive Attack
Goro Daimon
Earth Mover Olympic Version
Offensive Attack/Decrease of opponent's power
Ryuji Yamazaki
Strangle Hold/Yondan Drill
Immobilizes the opponent for a brief/Offensive Attack
Billy Kane
Lethal Gyrating Cudgel
Offensive Attack
Chizuru Kagura
Offensive Attack
Vanessa
Hard Puncher
Offensive Attack
Seth
Final Agent
Offensive Attack
Fiolina Germi
Parachute Diving Practice
Offensive Attack
Gai Tendo
Wheel Combo "Maxi Edge"
Offensive Attack
Syo Kirishima
Sexual Charisma Dynamite
Offensive Attack/Decrease of opponent's power
Alfred
Parachute Diving Practice
Offensive Attack

Characters

Official Team Roster

Hero Team (A.K.A. K' Team or Protagonist Team)

K-sprite1.gif
K'
Maxima99.gif
Maxima
Beni-kof98.gif
Benimaru Nikaido
Shingo98.gif
Shingo Yabuki

Fatal Fury Team (A.K.A. Garou Densetsu Team)

Terry-sprite1.gif
Terry Bogard
Andy98.gif
Andy Bogard
Joe99.gif
Joe Higashi
Mai96.gif
Mai Shiranui

Art of Fighting Team (A.K.A. Kyokugenryu Team)

Ryo-stance98.gif
Ryo Sakazaki
Robert99.gif
Robert Garcia
Yuri99.gif
Yuri Sakazaki
Takuma98.gif
Takuma Sakazaki

Ikari Warriors Team

Leona99.gif
Leona Heidern
Ralf99.gif
Ralf Jones
Clark99.gif
Clark Still
Whip99.gif
Whip

Psycho Soldier Team

Athena99.gif
Athena Asamiya
Kensou98.gif
Sie Kensou
Chin99.gif
Chin Gentsai
Bao99.gif
Bao

Women Fighters Team

King98.gif
King
Bluemary98.gif
Blue Mary
Kasumi99.gif
Kasumi Todoh
Lixiangfei99.gif
Li Xiangfei

Korea Justice Team

Kimkaphwan99.gif
Kim Kaphwan
Chang96.gif
Chang Koehan
Choi96.gif
Choi Bounge
Jhun99.gif
Jhun Hoon

Boss

Krizalid in the first round. Krizalid in the second round onwards.
Krizalid (playable through roulette)

Single Entries & Special Bosses

Kyo99.gif
Kyo Kusanagi (Hidden Character)
Iori99.gif
Iori Yagami (Hidden Character)
Kyo199.gif
Kyo-1
Kyo299.gif
Kyo-2

Special & Extra Strikers

Kyo-sp99.jpg
Kyo Kusanagi - Special Striker; grants players the option for an "all Kyo" Team
Kof99athenaevolutionextrastriker.jpg
Athena Asamiya - Special Striker; fights in her school outfit
Gorodaimon96.gif
Goro Daimon
Yamazaki97.gif
Ryuji Yamazaki
Billykane97.gif
Billy Kane
Chizuru96.gif
Chizuru Kagura
Vanessa2000.gif
Vanessa
Seth2000.gif
Seth
Fio2000.gif
Fiolina Germi (Metal Slug series)
Gai2000.gif
Gai Tendo (Buriki One)
Syo2000.gif
Syo Kirishima
Alfred-99.jpg
Alfred (Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special Dominated Mind)

Special Edit Team

Note: These ending for the All Kyo Team can be accessed only in this game.

All Kyo Team

Kyo99.gif
Kyo Kusanagi (Both Player and Special Striker versions)
Kyo199.gif
Kyo-1
Kyo299.gif
Kyo-2

Exclusive Stages

  • Amusement Park: In one of the versions, the fight occurs next to a carousel, a ferris wheel and a viking boat. In the other, near to the same caurosel, a castle and the entrance of a tunnel of terror. In both versions, can be seen a light post, people and park workers, barracks and fireworks.
  • Cuckoo Clock Tower: In one of the versions, the fight takes in the outside. Can be seen cuckoo dolls, a gargoyle and a mountain, in the background. In the other, the fight takes near to the gears of the clock.
The King of Fighters series
Mainline '94'95'96'97'98'992000200120022003XIXIIXIIIXIVXV
Remakes Dream Match 1999'99 Evolution'94 Re-Bout'98 Ultimate Match2002 Unlimited Match
Offshoots R-1R-2EX: Neo BloodEX2: Howling BloodNeowave
Spin-offs Quiz King of FightersThe King of Fighters: KyoBattle de ParadiseKOF: Maximum ImpactKOF: Maximum Impact 2KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"KOF Sky StageOnline'98 Ultimate Match WebSNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
Mobile The King of Fighters -Mobile- / R-2-Volleyball-KOF Gals MahjongThe King of MillionaireThe King of ReversiMahjongKOF Kentei - Mezase Cult Quiz Ou!Moeyo! KOF DaiundokaiKOF x Garou DensetsuBattle Festa-i/AndroidEncounterThe Rhythm of Fighters'98 Ultimate Match OnlineBeast Busters featuring KOFWorldDestinyAll StarOrochi GoM: Fighting Stars AssemblyKOF: Chroniclefor Girls
Pachinko The King of FightersChapter of NESTSMaximum ImpactIIICR The King of Fighters
Compilations Orochi CollectionThe Orochi SagaNESTS Collection
Cancelled Online (UnoTechnology)Fighters' WorldKOF MI "A2"KOF: Maximum Impact 360Online (DragonFly/Triple A Games)
view · edit · talk
The King of Fighters games
Prologue The King of Fighters '94
Orochi Saga The King of Fighters '95The King of Fighters '96The King of Fighters '97
NESTS Chronicles The King of Fighters '99The King of Fighters 2000The King of Fighters 2001
Tales of Ash The King of Fighters 2003The King of Fighters XIThe King of Fighters XIII
Shun'ei Saga The King of Fighters XIVThe King of Fighters XV
Dream Matches The King of Fighters '98The King of Fighters 2002The King of Fighters XII
Remakes The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999The King of Fighters '99 EvolutionThe King of Fighters '94 Re-BoutThe King of Fighters '98 Ultimate MatchThe King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
Maximum Impact series KOF: Maximum ImpactKOF: Maximum Impact 2KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"
Offshoots King of Fighters R-1King of Fighters R-2The King of Fighters EX: Neo BloodThe King of Fighters EX2: Howling BloodThe King of Fighters Neowave
Spin-offs Quiz King of FightersThe King of Fighters: KyoThe King of Fighters: Battle de ParadiseKOF Sky StageThe King of Fighters Online (DragonFly)The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match WebSNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
Mobile The King of Fighters -Mobile- / R-2The King of Fighters -Volleyball-KOF Gals MahjongThe King of MillionaireThe King of ReversiMahjongKOF Kentei - Mezase Cult Quiz Ou!Moeyo! KOF DaiundokaiKOF x Garou DensetsuBattle Festa-i/AndroidEncounterThe Rhythm of FightersThe King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match OnlineBeast Busters featuring KOFThe King of Fighters: WorldThe King of Fighters Destiny (Game)The King of Fighters All StarOrochi GoThe King of Fighters M: Fighting Stars AssemblyKOF: ChronicleThe King of Fighters for Girls
Pachinko The King of FightersChapter of NESTSMaximum ImpactIIICR The King of Fighters
Compilations The King of Fighters Orochi CollectionThe King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi SagaThe King of Fighters NESTS Collection
Cancelled The King of Fighters Online (UnoTechnology)The King of Fighters' WorldKOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A2"KOF: Maximum Impact 360The King of Fighters Online (Cancelled)
Advertisement