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The King of Fighters 2000
The King of Fighters 2000 - poster.jpg
Promotional ad for The King of Fighters 2000 featuring the new Hero Team of K', Maxima, Vanessa and Ramon. The Neo Geo AES version uses this same illustration as its cover art. This is also the last KOF game to use Shinkiro's art style for promotional use.
Developer(s) SNK
Publisher(s) SNK
Series The King of Fighters
Platform(s) Arcade, Neo-Geo, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PC (as part of GameTap)
Release date(s) July 26, 2000
Genre(s) Versus Fighting
Mode(s) Team Battle; Up to 2 players simultaneously
Input methods 8-way Joystick, 4 Buttons
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system Neo-Geo Revision 1.0 8/30/2000

The King of Fighters 2000 is a 2000 competitive fighting game produced by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms. It is the seventh installment in The King of Fighters series for the Neo Geo, as well as the final one produced by SNK before the company became financially bankrupted. The game was ported to the Sega Dreamcast (in Japan only) and the PlayStation 2 in 2001. The stand-alone PlayStation 2 version of the game was released in North America in a two-in-one bundle with its immediate sequel, The King of Fighters 2001. The Neo-Geo and Dreamcast versions of the game were also included in The King of Fighters NESTS Hen, a compilation released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan.



The gameplay is based on The King of Fighters '99 and expands on the "Striker Match" format introduced in that game. The game now has an Active Striker System, which allows the player to summon the Striker member during any situation, whether the player is attacking or being attacked by the opponent, allowing the player to use their strikers in combos. Additionally, the player can now replenish Strike Bombs by taunting the opponent (at the expense of one filled stock of the Power Gauge).

The player now has two choices after selecting the Striker member of the team. The player can choose to use the regular character or an alternate character officially known as Another Striker, a character used exclusively for striker attacks. These alternate Strikers are characters from previous KOF games and other SNK franchises (such as Fio Germi from Metal Slug 2 and Duke Edwards from Burning Fight), as well as alternate versions of characters in the game such as Iori and Robert. There's also another set of alternate Striker characters known as Maniac Strikers, which are selected in the arcade version by inputting a specific codes for each. The console versions includes additional Maniac Strikers by completing a certain number of matches in the "Party Mode".


After the incident at the previous tournament, the commander of the Ikari Team, Heidern, is determined to figure out the objective of the NESTS cartel so that he can stop them from achieving their ruthless ambition. A fellow commander and long-time friend of Heidern, named Ling, tells the veteran fighter that K′ and Maxima were once operatives of NESTS and that they may hold the key to locating the whereabouts of the mysterious organization. Using this information, Heidern decides to focus his efforts in using the next KOF tournament as a way to lure both K′ and Maxima out so that they can be captured and interrogated into telling the authorities about the NESTS cartel. Unknown to Heidern however, Ling has his own agenda.

The Hero Team from the previous game was split into two, with K′ and Maxima now joining forces with female agent Vanessa and Mexican wrestler Ramon, while Benimaru Nikaido formed his own team which consisted of Shingo Yabuki, agent Seth, and assassin Lin. The Fatal Fury Team replaced Mai Shiranui with Blue Mary, while Yuri Sakazaki left the Art of Fighting Team, with King taking her spot. Mai and Yuri returned to the Woman Fighters Team, this time being joined by Kasumi Todoh and high school student Hinako Shijou, who uses her own Sumo Wrestling style. Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami once again returned as Team Edit characters. A third Team Edit Only also appears in the form of Kula Diamond, a young girl genetically engineered by NESTS to be the "Anti-K′".


Hero Team , (Another Striker) , ((Maniac Striker))

Benimaru Team , (Another Striker)

Fatal Fury Team , (Another Striker)

Art of Fighting Team , (Another Striker) , ((Maniac Striker))

Ikari Team , (Another Striker)

Psycho Soldier Team , (Another Striker)

Women Fighters Team , (Another Striker) , ((Maniac Striker))

Korea Team , (Another Striker) , ((Maniac Striker))

Edit Only , (Another Striker) ' ((Maniac Striker))

Boss , (Striker) , (Another Striker) , ((Maniac Striker))

*Unknown as Ryuhaku Todoh

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The King of Fighters 2000
Box artwork for The King of Fighters 2000.
Developer(s) SNK
Publisher(s) SNK
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Fighting
System(s) Arcade, Neo Geo, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Players 1-2
ESRB: Teen
Preceded by The King of Fighters '99
Followed by The King of Fighters 2001
Series The King of Fighters

Table of Contents

How to play
  • Secrets and codes
  • Andy Bogard
  • Angel
  • Athena Asamiya
  • Bao
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Billy Kane
  • Blue Mary
  • Chang Koehan
  • Chin Genzai
  • Choi Bounge
  • Chris
  • Clark
  • Foxy
  • Geese Howard
  • Goenitz
  • Goro Daimon
  • Heidern
  • Hinako Shijou
  • Igniz
  • Iori Yagami
  • Jhun Hoon
  • Joe Higashi
  • K'
  • K9999
  • Kasumi Todoh
  • Kim Kaphwan
  • King
  • Krizalid
  • Kula Diamond
  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Leona
  • Lin
  • Li Xiangfei
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Mature
  • Maxima
  • May Lee
  • Ralf
  • Ramon
  • Robert Garcia
  • Rugal
  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Ryuji Yamazaki
  • Seth
  • Shermie
  • Shingo Yabuki
  • Sie Kensou
  • Takuma Sakazaki
  • Terry Bogard
  • Vanessa
  • Vice
  • Whip
  • Yashiro Nanakase
  • Yuri Sakazaki
  • Zero

editThe King of Fighters series

Main Series: '94 · '95 · '96 · '97 · '98 · '99 · '00 · '01 · '02 · '03 · XI · XII

Remakes: '94 Re-Bout · '98 Ultimate Match · Neowave · 2002 Unlimited Match

Compilations: Orochi Collection · NESTS Collection

Maximum Impact Series: Maximum Impact · Maximum Impact 2 · Regulation A · Regulation A2

Handheld: Nettou '95 · Nettou '96 · R-1 · R-2 · EX · EX2


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The King of Fighters 2000

Developer(s) SNK
Publisher(s) SNK
Release date July 26, 2000
Genre Fighting, 2D fighter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) PS2, Arcade, NeoGeo, Dreamcast
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
PS2 Cover

The King of Fighters series
Main series
The King of Fighters '94 | The King of Fighters '95 | The King of Fighters '96 | The King of Fighters '97 | The King of Fighters '98 | The King of Fighters '99 | The King of Fighters 2000 | The King of Fighters 2001 | The King of Fighters 2002 | The King of Fighters 2003 |The King of Fighters XI
Maximum Impact
Maximum Impact | Maximum Impact 2
Spin-Offs, Updates & Compilations
The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood | The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood | Neowave| The King of Fighters R-1 | The King of Fighters R-2 | The King of Fighters Kyo | Compilations/Updates | The King of Fighters: Another Day
Adelheid Bernstein - Alba Meira - Andy Bogard - Angel - Ash Crimson - Athena Asamiya - Bao - Benimaru Nikaido - Billy Kane - Blue Mary - Bonne Jenet - Brian Battler - Chae Lim - Chang Koehan - Chin Gentsai - Chizuru Kagura - Choi Bounge - Chris - Clark Steel - Duck King - Duo Lon - Eiji Kisaragi - Elisabeth Blanctorche - Foxy - Gai Tendo - Gato - Geese Howard - Goenitz - Goro Daimon - Heavy D! - Heidern - Hinako Shijou - Hotaru Futaba - Igniz - Iori Yagami - Jhun Hoon - Joe Higashi - Jun Kagami - K' - K9999 - Kasumi Todoh - Kim Kaphwan - King - Krizalid - Kula Diamond - Kyo Kusanagi - Kyo Kusanagi 1 - Kyo Kusanagi 2 - Kusanagi (Cloned Kyo) - Leona Heidern - Lien Neville - Lin - Li Xiangfei - Lucky Glauber - Luise Meyrink - Magaki - Mai Shiranui - Maki Kagura - Malin - Mature - Maxima - May Lee - Mignon Beart - Miu Kurosaki - Moe Habana - Momoko - Mr. Big - Mukai - Nagase - Ninon Beart - Orochi - Oswald - Ralf Jones - Ramon - Reiji Oogami - Robert Garcia - Ron - Rugal Bernstein - Ryo Sakazaki - Ryuji Yamazaki - Saisyu Kusanagi - Seth - Shen Woo - Shermie - Shingo Yabuki - Shion - Sie Kensou - Sinobu Amou - Soiree Meira - Takuma Sakazaki - Terry Bogard - Tizoc - Vanessa - Vice - Whip - Wolfgang Krauser - Yashiro Nanakase - Yuki - Yuri Sakazaki - Clone Zero - Original Zero

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