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The King of Fighters '95

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Description

The first sequel in the King of Fighters series picks up a year after the end of the first tournament. Once again, fighters from all over the world receive a mysterious invitation to a team-based fighting tournament. And just like last year, it appears that the notorious criminal Rugal Bernstein is behind it, apparently returning from the dead to raise havok once again...

The King of Fighters '95 introduces Kyo Kusanagi's rival Iori Yagami, and firmly places Kyo as the main character for the rest of the series. The gameplay of The King of Fighters '95 is essentially unchanged from the previous title, though it does introduce the "team edit" concept which would remain as a standard feature of the series. Using the "team edit" feature, it is possible to create a totally customized team using any of the available fighters, or use one of the default teams if you wish.

Screenshots

The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation With his move Choukyuu Dan, P2 Sie Kensou tries to hit-finish P1 Sie Kensou's air move Ryuu Sougeki.
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation A brief tutorial about how to play
The King of Fighters '95 Game Boy Benimaru vs Terry
The King of Fighters '95 Arcade Death from above

Alternate Titles

  • "拳皇95" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Nettou The King of Fighters '95" -- Japanese Game Boy title
  • "KOF '95" -- Informal title
  • "ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'95" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The King of Load Times '95. PlayStation DarkBubble (370)
The King of Cheapness '95 only gets worse on a Cd-based platform PlayStation Zovni (9334)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Electric Playground PlayStation Oct 31, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Neo Geo CD Oct, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1996 1.75 out of 6 85
neXGam SEGA Saturn 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Nov, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 01, 1997 6.2 out of 10 62
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Jul 15, 2003 C+ 58

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Trivia

Clothes

This was the last King of Fighters that, following the series' tradition, allowed you to tear the clothes of said game's female characters whenever you finished them off with a special move.

Inaccuracies

A small continuity mistake in the game: After three fights, you are treated to a small story sequence where Vice informs your progress to Rugal. However, she claims that your team has won four fights.

Version differences

The Gam Boy version adds Nakoruru from the Samurai Shodown series as an unlock-able character.

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