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The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (Game Boy Advance)

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Two years have now passed since the last edition of "King of Fighters" Tournament, accomplished in 1997: after Orochi was sealed by the joint forces of Kyo Kusanagi, Chizuru Kagura and Iori Yagami, all the fighters returned to their normal lives. But suddenly, a mysterious host decided to reopen the tournament and have been sent serial invitations to the most powerful fighters. But there are many secrets surrounding this happy-hour fighting clash, as the apparent disappearance of Iori Yagami and a remote distrust behind this unknown sponsor: that he would be using the championship to accomplish secret operations involving (maybe) the Orochi power...

This title marks the first installment of King of Fighters Series on Nintendo's 32-bit handheld. It brings a lot of gameplay characteristics based in both KOF Evolution (most of the graphic stuff and principally both "Striker" System and backgrounds, now represented by a static 2D frame instead of the original 3D ones) and KOF 2000 (the musical repertoire).

Besides the traditional game modes (Team Play, Team Battle, Single Play, Single Battle, Endless Survival and Survival Time Attack), this game marks too the debut of a new-exclusive female character named Moe Habana.

With the permanence of 3 on 3 combats (plus Striker Attacks) and the introduction of a new female fighter, the main cast is composed by:

  • Hero Team: Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Moe Habana and Shingo Yabuki
  • Fatal Fury Team: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Mai Shiranui and Joe Higashi
  • Art of Fighting Team: Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, King and Yuri Sakazaki
  • Ikari Team: Leona Heidern, Ralf Jones, Clark Steel and Whip
  • Psycho Soldier Team: Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, Bao and Chin Gentsai
  • Korea Team: Kim Kaphwan, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge and Jhun Hoon

  • Screenshots

    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Using her command move Strike Arch, Leona finds a mode to strike back Choi's move Full-Speed Dicer.
    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Title screen.
    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Assisted by Jhun Hoon's striker move, Choi Bounge attacks Robert using his command move Mukuro Zuki.
    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance With Geese grabbed by Yamazaki, Iori has a great moment to do his DM Ura 301 Shiki: Saku Tsumagushi.

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    The Press Says

    GameSpy Nov 19, 2002 85 out of 100 85
    IGN Dec 05, 2002 8 out of 10 80
    Cubed3 May 05, 2006 8 out of 10 80
    Entertainment Depot, The Jan 01, 2003 8 out of 10 80
    Gamers.at Nov 20, 2002 75 out of 100 75
    Jeuxvideo.com Jun 28, 2002 15 out of 20 75
    The Next Level Dec 04, 2002 B 75
    HonestGamers Jul 04, 2006 7 out of 10 70
    Game Vortex Dec 12, 2002 7 out of 10 70
    Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 25, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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    Evil Ryu (53674) added The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 29, 2005