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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 CD Order Select
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation A brief tutorial about how to play
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation Heidern walks some steps trying to hit-attack Kyo Kusanagi: he uses his 75 Shiki Kai defensively...
The King of Fighters '95 Neo Geo When the fight is situated in this stage, the fighters jump of a bridge and fight soon in the water below.

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 (10666)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground PlayStation Oct 31, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Jul, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Neo Geo CD Oct, 1995 87 out of 100 87
neXGam SEGA Saturn 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 14, 2005 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
Nintendo Life Wii May 02, 2010 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1997 45 out of 100 45


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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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