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The King of Fighters '95 (Neo Geo)

The King of Fighters '95 Neo Geo Title screen.

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Description

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.

Screenshots

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 Neo Geo Execute Ryo's Ha Ou Shou Kou Ken and remembers Art of Fighting...
The King of Fighters '95 Neo Geo Who said that the humans can't dominate the nature powers?
The King of Fighters '95 Neo Geo After 1 year of rigid training, Kyo's strength increased successfully!

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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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Mar 14, 2009 A 100
GamePro (US) Nov, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79
Pixel-Heroes.de Mar, 2004 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games Feb 21, 2004 B- 67

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Trivia

Clothes

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.

Inaccuracies

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 Gam Boy version adds Nakoruru from the Samurai Shodown series as an unlock-able character.

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