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  • Summary: KOF2000's Party Mode and Memory Mode are available only for PS2 version. In Party Mode, you can try to beat opponents with limited power. In Memory Mode, you can enjoy opening introductions of the past KOF series. Additionally, you may get unexpected characters as strikers! KOF 2001, The last 3rd of "Nests Story" started from "KOF '99" appears on PS2. With "4vs. 4 Tactical Order Select" and "Wire Damage," KOF2001 has newly accomplished evolution. "Party Mode" and "3-D Polygon Backgrounds" are available. [SNK Playmore] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. It's not significantly superior to 2000, but we defy any fighting game fan not to be totally entertained and impressed by the scope for astonishingly satisfying and complex battles in both titles.
  2. Regardless of its presentation, The King of Fighters 2000/2001 contains two solid ports of two great 2D fighting games, and the two-disc compilation retails at a very reasonable suggested price of $40.
  3. Ultimately, the main reason to pick up this 2-pack is its "bang for the buck." Two excellent fighting games for $30 is a bargain.
  4. A game that is generally easy to control, but that has a lot of issues when it comes to the finer movements usually associated with the special attacks and combos used by most characters.
  5. These two versions of SNK’s long-running franchise compensate for their outdated visuals and muffled sounds with well-honed and rewarding gameplay that’s as hard as it is rewarding if you’re into this type of game.
  6. It feels good on the PS2 pad, even, though a joystick is (of course!) preferable.
  7. The bigger problem is that 2000 and 2001 aren't the best games in the series. [Jan 2004, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. AliM.
    Nov 20, 2003
    This game rocks... Hell yeah.
  2. AdrianM.
    Nov 2, 2003
    This game is awsome. I've been playing the KOF games since KOF '94 came. This game has to be the best 2D fighting game out on the market. People are going to be amazed. If you think KOF DreamMatch and Evolution were the evolved series. Well check this game out soon. IT ROCKS! Expand
  3. Eddy:P
    Mar 22, 2004
  4. GeorgeC.
    Dec 12, 2003
    WHO cares if the game is old? Who cares?! as long as it's the WINNING formula then its good. A must play for KOF fans.
  5. BrandonN.
    Jan 20, 2004
    Old? It is not old, Just 3 years ago! ok so a little, But this game is very fun to play. I only around my early teens and i love 2D fighting games! Despite the fact that the graphics look a little pixelated, you'll enjoy 2001 alot! Kof 2000 is just ported from the neogeo. KOF 2001 was made from scrath then that uber wierd neogeo version. But the graphics were still the same though a little smoother but still pixelated. Expand
  6. TaiweeT.
    Mar 10, 2004
    This game is great, however, the change in 2001 is just too much for me to handle. The striker takes off one special and 2 special could do and ultimate super moves. Overall the 2 game is hype and who ever rate the game lower than 8, this person never really play game, don't know it's improvement and significant. Expand
  7. Elhard
    Dec 10, 2003
    this game gets your money on old winning formula , how comercial , and on top of that genre is advancing and not going back!!!!