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The King of Fighters '95

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Neo Geo CD
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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 Neo Geo Athena's Psycho Sword.
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation Match paused when Joe Higashi's move Bakuretsu Ken stopped Mai Shiranui's move Flying Dragon Blast.
The King of Fighters '95 Neo Geo Mode selected, watch (if you want) a brief lesson of how to play.
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation Ralf Jones using one of his attacks (Blitzkrieg Punch) against a crouching-defensive Mai Shiranui.

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 (9384)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Mar 14, 2009 A 100
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Jul, 1997 88 out of 100 88
neXGam SEGA Saturn 2007 8.3 out of 10 83 Neo Geo Mar, 2004 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Wii Jul 12, 2010 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Jul 15, 2003 C+ 58
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 5.3 out of 10 53
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50


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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!

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