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Using the Japanese "SD" (Super-Deformed) artwork style, the KOF Series makes your debut in SNK's monochrome handheld bringing the same gameplay characteristics found in its arcade/console counter-part The King of Fighters '97, like the possibility of choose between two game modes (Advanced or Extra), an identical adaptation of the battle stages, the chance to battle against Leona and Iori in their Orochi-versions and the same storyline involving the New Faces Team (Yashiro Nanakase, Shermie and Chris), that are using the tournament to accumulate enough energy to wake up his supreme master: Orochi.

The teams included in the game are the following ones (Shingo Yabuki and Leona Heidern are single entries here):

  • Savior Team (Kyo Kusanagi, Chizuru Kagura and Iori Yagami)
  • New Face Team (Yashiro Nanakase, Shermie and Chris)
  • Southtown Team (Terry Bogard, Ryo Sakazaki and Kim Kaphwan)
  • Heroine Team (Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki and Athena Asamiya)

  • Screenshots

    King of Fighters R-1 Neo Geo Pocket Unlike the console game, Orochi Chris uses the feet to do his Kagami wo Hofuru Honoo, not the hands!
    King of Fighters R-1 Neo Geo Pocket Victory screen.
    King of Fighters R-1 Neo Geo Pocket Order selection.
    King of Fighters R-1 Neo Geo Pocket Yuri Sakazaki unleashes a well-aimed Rai Ou Ken in her alter-ego's head: what a migraine, man!

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    Alternate Titles

    • "King of Fighters Round-1" -- Alternate spelling

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    Critic Reviews

    Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames May 01, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
    Shin Force May 23, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
    Video Games Mar, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
    Defunct Games Jun 20, 2004 55 out of 100 55


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    Evil Ryu (65731) added King of Fighters R-1 (Neo Geo Pocket) on Nov 21, 2005
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