NeoGeo Battlecoliseum

The Arcade Video Game PCB by SNK Playmore

NeoGeo Battlecoliseum screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

NeoGeo Battlecoliseum © 2005 SNK Playmore.


SNK characters from many various Neo-Geo series clash together to form a 2-on-2 tag team fighting game.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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NeoGeo Battlecoliseum the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Sammy Atomiswave hardware.

TRIVIA

NeoGeo Battlecoliseum was released on July 27, 2005.

The company that is hosting the Battle Coliseum tournament is named WAREZ, which is an obvious play on the word 'warez'. This is SNK Playmore's lash out against the emulation community, which SNK blames was the part of the contributing factors to their bankruptcy and closure in 2001.

Character cast...
From The King of Fighters series :
* Kyo Kusanagi
* Iori Yagami
* K'
* Shermie
* Mizuchi (a clone of Orochi created by WAREZ) (one of the game's bosses)

From the Fatal Fury series :
* Geese Howard
* Mai Shiranui
* Kim Kaphwan
* Jin Chonshu
* Jin Chonrei
* Tung Fu Rue
* Terry Bogard
* Rock Howard
* Hotaru Futaba

From the Art of Fighting series :
* Robert Garcia
* Lee Pai-Long
* Mr. Big

From the Samurai Shodown series :
* Haohmaru
* Genjuro Kibagami
* Nakoruru
* Shiki
* Asura

From the World Heroes series :
* Hanzo
* Fuuma
* Mudman
* Neo Dio (one of the game's bosses)

From the Metal Slug series :
* Marco Rossi
* Mars People (Mars Alien)

From the Last Blade series :
* Kaede (In his Awakened form)
* Moriya Minakata
* Akari Ichijou
* Keiichiro Washizuka

From others sources :
* Athena (from her series)
* Cyber Woo (from King of Monsters series)
* Kisarah Westfield (from Aggressors of Dark Kombat series)
* Mr. Karate (Ryo Sakazaki) (from Buriki-One series)
* King Lion/Shishioh (from Kizuna Encounter) (one of the game's bosses)

The Following characters are new characters that have not appeared anywhere else :
* Yuki
* Ai
* Goodman (the game's final boss)

Yuki and Ai, the 2 main characters in the game, has moves and DMs that makes tribute to old SNK games. The most detectable case of this is with Ai, who got Neo Poke-Kun (Neo-Geo Pocket mascot) as her own mascot and he appears in various of her moves and attacks.

Kyo and Iori have a special D-assault attack, which is the technique they both used in KOF 97 to defeat Orochi. In this attack, Iori starts grabbing his opponent by the neck while Kyo charges a devastating blow.

Terry and Rock share special D-assaults attack in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, rightly named 'Storm and Stream' and 'Buster and Storm'.

TIPS AND TRICKS

* Alternate Characters :
NEO-DIO - Go to the blank space on the left of athena or right of mars people.
King Lion(NORMAL) - Go to the blank space at the right of shermie.
Mizuchi - Go to the blank space at the right of iori or left of kyo.

* The condition of Bosses special condition: When the time is up, boss appears with the following condition
1: [Number of defeated CPU characters]
2: [Number of used Battle Bonuses]
3: [Number of used continues]
4: [Number of hits of Double Assault]
5: [Remained total energy]

SHISHI-OU
1: >= 6
2: >= 1
3: <= 1
4: Not used
5: -----

NEODIO
1: >= 6
2: >= 2
3: Not used
4: >= 4
5: -----

GOOD MAN
1: >= 8
2: Not used
3: Not used
4: >= 6
5: Total >=50 %

If all the above conditions are false, Mizuchi appears.
You can see character's ending only when you defeat Good Man.

STAFF

* Consoles :
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (Dec. 22, 2005) "NeoGeo Battlecoliseum [Model SLPS-25558]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (Jan. 25, 2007) "NeoGeo Battlecoliseum [SNK Best Collection] [Model SLPS-25737]"

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[JP] Sony PS2 (Dec. 22, 2005) "NeoGeo Battlecoliseum [Model SLPS-25558]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (Jan. 25, 2007) "NeoGeo Battlecoliseum [SNK Best Collection] [Model SLPS-25737]"

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.
See goodies section.
Official website; http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/nbc/