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The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (Game Boy Advance)

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Two years have now passed since the last edition of "King of Fighters" Tournament, accomplished in 1997: after Orochi was sealed by the joint forces of Kyo Kusanagi, Chizuru Kagura and Iori Yagami, all the fighters returned to their normal lives. But suddenly, a mysterious host decided to reopen the tournament and have been sent serial invitations to the most powerful fighters. But there are many secrets surrounding this happy-hour fighting clash, as the apparent disappearance of Iori Yagami and a remote distrust behind this unknown sponsor: that he would be using the championship to accomplish secret operations involving (maybe) the Orochi power...

This title marks the first installment of King of Fighters Series on Nintendo's 32-bit handheld. It brings a lot of gameplay characteristics based in both KOF Evolution (most of the graphic stuff and principally both "Striker" System and backgrounds, now represented by a static 2D frame instead of the original 3D ones) and KOF 2000 (the musical repertoire).

Besides the traditional game modes (Team Play, Team Battle, Single Play, Single Battle, Endless Survival and Survival Time Attack), this game marks too the debut of a new-exclusive female character named Moe Habana.

With the permanence of 3 on 3 combats (plus Striker Attacks) and the introduction of a new female fighter, the main cast is composed by:

  • Hero Team: Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Moe Habana and Shingo Yabuki
  • Fatal Fury Team: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Mai Shiranui and Joe Higashi
  • Art of Fighting Team: Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, King and Yuri Sakazaki
  • Ikari Team: Leona Heidern, Ralf Jones, Clark Steel and Whip
  • Psycho Soldier Team: Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, Bao and Chin Gentsai
  • Korea Team: Kim Kaphwan, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge and Jhun Hoon

  • Screenshots

    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Ralf Jones giving to Benimaru Nikaido a good dose of his throwing move Super Argentine Backbreaker.
    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Kyo Kusanagi launches Mai in the air, thanks to the 2 flaming hits of his punch-based DM 182: Shiki.
    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Helped by Whip and her swinging combat weapon, Clark hits Robert with 3 hits of his Gatling Attack.
    The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood Game Boy Advance Main menu

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    One of the better GBA fighting games Devin Walters (4) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

    The Press Says

    GameZone Nov 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
    GameSpy Nov 19, 2002 85 out of 100 85
    Gaming Nexus Apr 24, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
    Cubed3 May 05, 2006 8 out of 10 80
    Entertainment Depot, The Jan 01, 2003 8 out of 10 80
    The Next Level Dec 04, 2002 B 75
    Gamers.at Nov 20, 2002 75 out of 100 75
    Game Vortex Dec 12, 2002 7 out of 10 70
    HonestGamers Jul 04, 2006 7 out of 10 70
    Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 25, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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    Evil Ryu (53345) added The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 29, 2005