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Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Link Guide

Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Link Guide ---------------------------------------  8/22/2000 Version 1.1 by  Razorclaw X ([email protected])   Introduction ------------  The Neo Geo Pocket Color, produced by SNK, has the unique  ability to link-up with a home console system, in this case,  the Sega Dreamcast. This allows programmers producing for  both systems to add extra goodies for those who support their  games.   This guide covers:   - King of Fighters: Dream Match '99 (Dreamcast)  - King of Fighters R-2 (Neo Geo Pocket Color)  - SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Milennium (Neo Geo Pocket Color)  - Capcom Vs. SNK (forthcoming Dreamcast title)  - King of Fighters '99: Evolution (Dreamcast)  - King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise (Neo Geo Pocket Color)    Version History ---------------  - 1.1 Added information on KOF: Evolution and Battle de    Paradise, as well as additional Capcom Vs. SNK information.    - 1.0 First Release (6/14/2000)   Basics ------  What you need:     - Sega Dreamcast (hereafter: DC)   - Neo Geo Pocket Color (hereafter: NGPC)   - Neo Geo Pocket Dreamcast Link Cable (Sug. Retail: $29.99)   - NGPC Linkable Game Cartridge (Price Varies)   - DC Linkable Game   In order to properly link the NGPC and DC make sure both  systems are off. Plug in the large end of the cable into the  back of the DC (in the serial port); make sure it is firmly in  place. Place the smaller end of the cable into the NGPC; make  sure it is firmly in place (it should snap together if you push  it in enough). Now turn on the DC and the NGPC.    Game Specifics --------------  1. King of Fighters R-2     - King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999   2. King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise     - King of Fighters '99: Evolution   3. SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium     - Capcom Vs. SNK     - King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999   ----------------------- 1. King of Fighters R-2 -----------------------  The Dreamcast link yields you skills for KOF R-2 and points for  the picture gallery in King of Fighters: Dream Match '99.    * KOF DM'99     Information can be transferred as follows:       - Gallery mode points can be transferred (up to a maximum        of 3800 points) to unlock all ten image galleries. This        is completely useless as KOF'99 has been out for quite        some time.       - Points can be uploaded from KOF: DM'99 to KOF R-2 for        each character you have achieved 100 points for. This is        by far the more useful of the link functions, and the        skills gained are given below:    Character    Skill  ---------    -----  Kyo          Hot Blo Benimaru     Sher1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Daimon       Pro Pow  Terry        Legend  Andy         Mai1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Joe          Anger1  Ryo          Gored  Robert       Ryo1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Yuri         Peace1  Leona        Iori1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Ralf         Powder  Clark        Thrower  Athena       Lullaby  Kensou       Athen1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Chin         Tantrum  Chizuru      Healing  Mai          Duck  King         Fe Hart Kim          Burn 1  Chang        Fetters  Choi         Leona1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Yamazaki     Guil1  Blue Mary    Kasu1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Billy        Terry1(Dreamcast-only Skill)  Yashiro      Mad Bop  Shermie      12000  Chris        Evilflu  Iori         Hype1  Mature       Sai1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Vice         Chris1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Heidern      Rugal1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Takuma       Yuri1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Saisyu       Doom  Heavy D!     Hamma  Lucky        Yash1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)  Brian        Garg  Rugal        Bitter  Shingo       Kyo1 (Dreamcast-only Skill)    --------------------------------------- 2. King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise  ---------------------------------------  Battle de Paradise is only available in Japanese and must be  imported (along with KOF: Evolution).  However, there is enough  English text in the game such that it is a simple matter to link  the two games together.    * King of Fighters '99: Evolution     Information can be transferred as follows:       - DC to NGPC: This uploads ability points earned through        KOF: Evolution (through Arcade mode, Time Attack, or        either Survival modes).  You can upload as many points as        you wish.  The result will unlock extra Strikers and game        boards at certain levels.        - NGPC to DC: Transfers Striker information to KOF: Evolution.         This is the more important ability, as it unlocks Extra        Strikers for free.  You can download any character whenever        you wish, including the exclusive characters, Gai and Syo,        which are unlocked by game points in BdP.          Strikers start at level 1, for both Justice and Dark        versions, and gain levels according to the stars you        accumulate in BdP.  The higher level Striker you transfer to        KOF: Evolution, the stronger, and more damage they do.     ----------------- 3. SNK Vs. Capcom -----------------  SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium (hereafter: MOTM) has the  ability to link up with two DC games: the home version of MOTM  (which has yet to be released as of this writing) and The King  of Fighters: Dream Match '99.   * Capcom Vs. SNK     Information can only be downloaded to the DC game; in this    case it is the points earned from the Olympics mode. These    points are used to buy hidden characters in Capcom Vs. SNK, and    this may be a far faster alternative than accumulating the    points in-game.    * KOF DM'99     Information can be uploaded from DM'99. This gives you a set    of Olympics points depending on a number of factors:       - Characters in DM'99 who have accumulated 100 points may        upload points to MOTM. Refer to a DM'99 FAQ for more        details.      - The character appearing in the linking screen determines        how many points you get from a specific character. It        is generated randomly from the available SNK characters        in MOTM that originated from KOF.      - You may only upload points for any given character ONCE.        In other words, you have a maximum of 38 times per        MOTM game cartridge to upload points.     Most character points generate only 400 Olympics points, but    if you match them with characters they are related to in MOTM    the point value may increase or decrease-- ie. Kyo and Shingo,    Terry and Terry, Ryo and Robert. Some possible character    combinations are given below:       * Kyo          + Kyo          + Benimaru          + Daimon         + Shingo          + Saisyu          - Iori-- Gives no points!          - Chizuru-- Gives 100 points.      * Iori (he's only good for Iori points)          + Iori         - Vice-- Gives 150 points          - Mature-- Gives 150 points          - Chizuru          - Leona          - Kyo-- Gives no points!      * Terry          + Terry         + Andy          + Joe          + Mai         + Mary         - Kim-- Gives 380 points (what a rip)      * Ryo          + Ryo          + Robert          + Yuri          + Takuma          + King      * Yuri          + Yuri          + Ryo          + Robert          + Takuma      * Mai          + Mai          + Andy      * Athena          + Athena         + Kensou          + Chin       * Leona          + Leona          + Ralf          + Clark          + Heidern     Usually when uploading points for the character appearing in    the linking screen will yield 700 Olympic points. In other    cases think of character relationships in KOF when deciding    who to upload points for which character (ie, it might not    be a good idea to give Billy points to Terry. I ended up    uploading Billy's points for Iori but I got 400 points    anyway).     This ability isn't terribly useful unless you have played    DM'99 enough to get 100 points for every character (if you    did it for KOF R-2 like I did) or you're looking for easy    points to buy new supers.     Whatever you do, don't upload Kyo's points when Iori is    hosting the link and vice versa! :)    Disclaimer ----------  Neo Geo Pocket, King of Fighters and characters belong to SNK.  Dreamcast belongs to Sega. Capcom and characters belong to Capcom.   This FAQ is copyrighted by the author and may be freely distributed  so long as it appears in its complete, unaltered, and unplagarized  form. This FAQ may not be sold for monetary gain or be republished/  reproduced, in part or in whole, for any reason whatsoever, without  the express permission of the author.   Copyright 2000 Razorclaw X  -- Razorclaw X ([email protected])  <!-- End of File -->
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