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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.


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 Game Boy Intro
The King of Fighters '95 PlayStation Heidern used his slashing-projectile-based move Cross Cutter and stopped Choi Bounge's jump on time!
The King of Fighters '95 Neo Geo You can see perfectly that this demo is very disputed!

Promo Images

The King of Fighters '95 Magazine Advertisement Back cover
The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '95 Screenshot


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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User Reviews

The King of Load Times '95. PlayStation DarkBubble (376)
The King of Cheapness '95 only gets worse on a Cd-based platform PlayStation Zovni (10633)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Mar 14, 2009 A 100
Superjuegos SEGA Saturn Aug, 1997 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Neo Geo CD Dec, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Mega Fun Neo Geo CD Oct, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Jul, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Nov, 1995 31.5 out of 40 79
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Nintendo Life Wii May 02, 2010 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Game Revolution PlayStation Jan 07, 2004 C+ 58
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1997 40 out of 100 40


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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.


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

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