The Addis gang, which has long controlled Southtown, has been struck a major blow. Their leader, Fate, has been killed by Duke, leader of the newfound Mephistopheles gang. The subsequent warfare between the two gangs has decimated Southtown. In the midst of all this chaos, a new fighting tournament has begun, with claims that it is being sponsored by the Metatron Foundation charity. Twenty fighters step up to the challenge.
KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax is the first 3D iteration of the venerable King of Fighters series. The game features fourteen returning characters:
- Athena Asamiya
- Clark Steel
- Iori Yagami
- Kyo Kusanagi
- Leona Heidern
- Mai Shiranui
- Ralf Jones
- Rock Howard
- Ryo Sakazaki
- Terry Bogard
- Yuri Sakazaki
Six new combatants are also available:
- Alba Meira
- Chae Lim
- Lien Neville
- Mignon Beart
- Soiree Meira
Maximum Impact also features four distinct modes of play:
- Story Mode - Choose a fighter and guide them through a series of fights in the tournament.
- Versus Mode - Face off against an opponent in a 1-vs-1 or 3-vs-3 team match.
- Mission Mode - Go through a series of missions with unique setups and goals in an attempt to unlock additional game features.
- Time Attack Mode - Face the clock as you race to defeat a string of opponents.
As an added bonus the PS2 version includes a bonus dvd with making-of videos and behind the scenes interviews.
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- "格斗之王：极限冲击Maniax" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "KOF: MI" -- Common abbreviation
- "KOF: Maximum Impact - Maniax" -- Xbox title
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The Press Says
|GotNext||PlayStation 2||Sep 10, 2004||90|
|The Next Level||Xbox||Aug 09, 2005||90|
|Game Vortex||Xbox||Jul 25, 2005||80 out of 100||80|
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation 2||Feb 05, 2005||B||75|
|Mygamer.com||Xbox||Oct 26, 2005||7.4 out of 10||74|
|Game Over Online||Xbox||Aug 08, 2005||72 out of 100||72|
|Gamereactor (Sweden)||PlayStation 2||Apr 28, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|Game Informer Magazine||Xbox||Aug, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|Game Chronicles||Xbox||Jul 24, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|Gamers' Temple, The||Xbox||Jul 27, 2005||58 out of 100||58|
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