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The King of Fighters: Battle de Paradise
  NGPCPartyJPN  
  opened by paleface at 03:35:11 08/24/03  
  last modified by paleface at 12:42:04 09/01/18  
  paleface [sys=NGPC; cat=Party; loc=JPN]
           
Failed tie-in with KOF '99 on DC but gathering coins to spend on stars while moving around a game board turn-by-turn has unexpectedly proven addictive.
 
Some of the many minigames are good fun, some are just plain weird, some are boring, some give "button mashing" a bad name. Frequently luck-based with a bit of strategy and the occasional need for quick reactions. Certainly a lot of stuff here that cpuld keep you busy for a while, and it's got lots of interaction with cute SD KOF characters.
 
Still, I can't quite seem to get too excited about playing party games vs the CPU. I'd like to try linking this one up, even though two players doesn't generally make for much of a "party" game either.
 
  paleface 12:42:04 09/01/18
           
If you put BdP into a black & white Neo Geo Pocket, you get to play a unique minigame! Or actually it may in fact be based on a pretty much lost old SNK arcade game (this is according to Brandon Sheffield, who is in the midst of doing research for writing the museum part of the upcoming SNK 40th Anniversary Collection ( https://snk40th.com/ ); and maybe also this video of the Epoch Cassette Vision remake of that lost SNK game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yiyXj92WQ4 ).
 
Anyway, the b&w minigame you get in a NGP with BdP is called Yosaku, and in it you play a Japanese woodsman who has to chop down trees while avoiding wild boars (darn those boars!!), snakes, birds dropping things, and maybe other threats I haven't reached yet. It's hard but kind of fun in that really old-school way! I like the music, too. Here's some footage of it by someone else:
 
    
downloads:
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references:
· The King of Fighters '99 Evolution (DC)
· NeoGeo Pocket / Dreamcast Link Cable (NGPC)

 
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