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DescriptionA millionaire named Gustav Munchausen is organizing and sponsoring another edition of the world-famous "King of Fighters" Tournament. With the championship invitations in hand, the fighters (some of them) decided to participate not just to compare their strength, but also to investigate rumors that Gustav is involved with serial kidnappings involving children and also his involvement with a secret operation related to the Orochi Power.
Being the second installment of the KOF Series on Nintendo's 32-bit handheld, this title brings a lot of gameplay characteristics and elements taken from its arcade/console counter-part The King of Fighters 2000 like the backgrounds and a good part of its musical repertoire.
However, a set of additional stuff was included, like the appearance of 3 all-new exclusive characters (the male Reiji Okami and the females Miu Kurosaki and Jun Kagami), 2 new backgrounds, a modified Striker System (where the 2nd and 3rd players of a team will assume progressively this function) and a "Ranking Mode", where you'll be rated according to your fighting performance (beginning from Newcomer until Master Orochi).
With the return of 3 on 3 matches and the introduction of new fighters, the main cast is formed by:
- "格斗之王EX2" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
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The Press Says
|Consoles Plus||Aug, 2003||92 out of 100||92|
|Portable Review||Oct 23, 2005||35 out of 40||88|
|GameSpot||Jan 15, 2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameZone||Feb 10, 2004||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Jul 04, 2003||16 out of 20||80|
|GamePro (US)||Dec 11, 2003||4 out of 5||80|
|GameSpy||Dec 26, 2003||80|
|IGN||Feb 23, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Insert Credit||Oct 23, 2003||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Game Informer Magazine||Mar, 2004||7.75 out of 10||78|
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TriviaThe character designs and movements of two characters in the game are based on other KOF characters: Jun is actually a redrawn Vanessa, and Miu is a recolored Kula Diamond. Several of their sprites are too similar to be a coincidence.
Related Web Sites
- Atlus USA presents The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood -- Official game site.
Evil Ryu (51726) added The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 08, 2005
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