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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.


The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation Mai Shiranui's projectile-based move Kacho Sen being annulled by Eiji Kisaragi's Steel Wave Slasher.
The King of Fighters '95 Arcade Kick in balls
The King of Fighters '95 Arcade Title screen
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation Title screen

Promo Images

The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot


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 (376)
The King of Cheapness '95 only gets worse on a Cd-based platform PlayStation Zovni (10653)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Nov, 1995 31.5 out of 40 79
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games Neo Geo Feb 21, 2004 B- 67
Game Revolution PlayStation Jan 07, 2004 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Jul 15, 2003 C+ 58
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1997 45 out of 100 45
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1997 40 out of 100 40


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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.


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

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