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King of Fighters R-2 (Neo Geo Pocket Color)

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Using again the Japanese "SD" (Super-Deformed) artwork style (now reworked), the KOF Series makes your debut in the new SNK's color handheld. The title brings the same gameplay characteristics present in its arcade/console counter-part The King of Fighters '98, like the possibility of choose between two game modes (Advanced or Extra), an identical adaptation of the battle stages, the addition of "Advantage System" (directly related to the power gauges) and the chance to battle with a powered version of the "franchise boss", Rugal Bernstein.

Unlike the previous game (The King of Fighters R-1), this sequence doesn't have a defined storyline, but it's implicit that Rugal is still alive and returns once again to try conquer the world and satisfy his evil ambitions.

The teams included in the game were slightly reformulated and now are the following ones (this time, Leona Heidern and Iori Yagami are single entries):

  • Kusanagi Team (Kyo Kusanagi, Saisyu Kusanagi and Shingo Yabuki)
  • Super Babe Team (Athena Asamiya, Yuri Sakazaki and Kasumi Todo)
  • New Southtown Team (Ryo Sakazaki, Mai Shiranui and Terry Bogard)
  • Orochi Team (Yashiro Nanakase, Shermie and Chris)


    King of Fighters R-2 Neo Geo Pocket Color Could Terry Bogard be knocked-out Mai Shiranui with his monster SDM High-Angle Geyser? I think so...
    King of Fighters R-2 Neo Geo Pocket Color Order selection.
    King of Fighters R-2 Neo Geo Pocket Color Single play battle: through DM Twister Drive, Chris executes air multiple hits in his alter-ego.
    King of Fighters R-2 Neo Geo Pocket Color Orochi Shermie has found Leona in a defenseless moment and quickly does her DM Electric Blast Kick.

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    The Press Says

    Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Aug, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
    Shin Force Jun 16, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
    Mega Fun Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
    GameSpot Feb 28, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
    The Video Game Critic Jul 04, 2006 D+ 33


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    Evil Ryu (56928) added King of Fighters R-2 (Neo Geo Pocket Color) on Nov 23, 2005