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  • Summary: Drawing characters from some of SNK's biggest and well loved franchises, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum allows the use of the new 2–on–2 Tag Team battle system. This new system allows the player to switch characters during play and to perform ‘team’ attacks on their opponent. The character rosterDrawing characters from some of SNK's biggest and well loved franchises, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum allows the use of the new 2–on–2 Tag Team battle system. This new system allows the player to switch characters during play and to perform ‘team’ attacks on their opponent. The character roster has 40 characters represented by well known faces from the likes of World Heroes, Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Last Blade, Metal Slug and Kizuna Encounter. [SNK Playmore] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. 80
    While lacking a bit of the depth and complexity of King of Fighters XI, Neogeo Battle Coliseum makes up for it in character variety.
  2. It's a celebration of all you hold dear, you crazed fanboy/fangirl, you.
  3. Despite the graphical shortcomings, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum is still a good fighting game.
  4. The game has balancing issues. Some characters have the advantage of using Special Double Assaults, while others hit a hell of a lot harder than others. The modes are lacking, too. Beyond that, though, this is a reasonable – and fun – fighting game for $20.
  5. There’s not too much to the game besides the few modes, and though the character selection screen is certainly filled with choices, it’ll still be quite obvious that you’re playing in the same modes over and over again.
  6. games(TM)
    60
    As a starting point for those who want eccentric characters to get stuck into without being overwhelmed by the gameplay, this is as good as the genre offers. [Dec 2006, p.126]
  7. As a combat swansong for the PS2 it holds no merit whatsoever and shows how bad games can get when a company just doesn’t seem to care any more. It’s not the worst fighting game ever, but it’s certainly close.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. steveMc
    Apr 10, 2008
    10
    I have always been a capcom gamer for years but I decided to play BC because it seemed interesting. The character graphics are a bit ugly butI have always been a capcom gamer for years but I decided to play BC because it seemed interesting. The character graphics are a bit ugly but once you get into the gameplay you will forget all about it. The character selection is the most diverse I have ever seen. Fans of metal slug will get a kick out of playing in a fighting game as Marco who brings all the antics of Metal Slug. If you are retro then you hit a gold mine because the game play is tight along with the character moves. You can even get this game for as little as 10 bucks! Thats a steal. Expand
  2. RockH.
    Jan 7, 2008
    10
    I can see western audiences not "getting" this game, but for people who LOVED the games Last Blade 2, Garou: mark of the wolves, Samurai I can see western audiences not "getting" this game, but for people who LOVED the games Last Blade 2, Garou: mark of the wolves, Samurai Showdown, and Metal Slug, this game is really a weird treat. The fighting is well balanced, tight, and fun, with an excellent counter/combo system and tons of characters from great SNK games. fun to fight Kyo vs. a Metal slug alien. If you like great 2d fighters dont worry about the negative reviews. TONS of characters and it works. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    8
    It's 2v2 just like the capcom series, and has a few cool things that a lot of people don't hit on right away. this game has Ryo from Art ofIt's 2v2 just like the capcom series, and has a few cool things that a lot of people don't hit on right away. this game has Ryo from Art of Fighting showing moves usually attributed to Takuma/Mr. Karate, implying he's on his way to being Mr. Karate. The other characters are great; this game is kinda unbalanced, but that's part of the fun. If you've ever played a M.U.G.E.N. game, this is like one that was pressed on a disc for you. It's great on the XBox, but the PS2 version with a stick has a completely classic feel sans filters. I've bought it twice, and I'll buy it again if I have to. Expand

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#54 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007