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Art of Fighting (Genesis)

60
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2.8
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Trivia

Continuity

According to SNK's original timeline, the events that happen in this game take place ten years before Fatal Fury; however, when the The King of Fighters series was created, both timelines were merged, even though the backstories for both series remained mostly the same.

Innovations

Not only did Art of Fighting have the honor of being the first fighting that introduced the 'camera zoom' - where the camera zooms in whenever the fighters are close together, and zooms out when the fighters move away from each other - but it also was the first to utilize a 'spirit meter'. Every time a fighter executes a special move, the spirit meter is depleted accordingly, and the more powerful the special move, the more it depletes. When this meter is empty, special moves can no longer be executed.

Title translation

The Japanese title, Ryƫko no Ken, translates to "Dragon and Tiger Fist".

Informatiion also contributed by B14ck W01f

Contributed by Foxhack (12474) on Apr 28, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107389)]. -- edit trivia