This game is hands down the best KOF game on the app store as of right now. I would give it a 5 star if it werent for the controls that are a little bit stiff at times, specially when you are trying to fallow up a combo with a special but man I'd still be killing it on my Iphone 4s. We need Orochi in the game aswell and if possible make this game an online player too. keep up the good work and release KOF 98 or 2002 that would be a dream come true. For those who complain about difficulty you guys must be rookies or not good at this game at all. my tip to all you is figure out how the computer works, when to pull off a moves to beat it and learn how to do combos fallowed by specials. Then you will be a true King of fighters. If you are a fan of the KOF series you must get this game. the newer KOF games are ok and a bit entertaining but this one just brings back memories and has a big roster. Clark, Iori, Blue Mary, Benimaru, Terry, Joe, Ralf and I Billy are my fav characters in this game. Please! realease a game this year.
Like I stated in my previous review, this game is a MUST own for any fighting game fan, especially those of the King of Fighters series, but come on SNK. It's been long enough. For the love of God, just add a training mode! You have no idea how hard it is to pull of a lot of Iori's and Kyo's combos, so I basically had to train by repeating the first stage OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN because that's when the AI is at it's stupidest. I may not understand all the technical aspects of adding something to the game, but is it really THAT hard to program a mode were the AI sits still and does nothing with unlimited health so I can practice combos? If we do get the update, I'll change this review to a 5 star, because this is definitely one of the best fighting games I've ever played, and this is coming from a guy whose played Street Fighter 3rd Strike.
Become the new challenger in the all-time classic THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 on iPhone and iPad!
Revisit this fighting gem, by playing one of its legendary (and sometimes hidden) teams, and behold the numerous endings the game has to offer!
Put an end to the evil Orochi's resurrection scheme, and finally settle the score between Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami!
■35 playable characters!
Play as SNK's iconic fighters such as Kyo Kusanagi and Terry Bogard, and try to master the infamous "New Face Team" or the "KOF '97 Special Team"!
The NEO GEO version's hidden characters are now available directly on the character select screen so you can easily crush your opponent using Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona!
Experience for the first time in the series the "Affinity System", and to select the members of your team according to their affinity, and enjoy their pre-match interactions!
■2 modes to improve the game's depth!
KOF '97 uses 2 differents gameplay modes: EXTRA and ADVANCED! Master the system that fits you the best and burn your rivals down!
Various jumps for different ways to bring the pain to your enemy! A must if you think offense is the best defense!
You can stock your Power gauges to enter in MAX mode or to unleash deadly Desperation Moves!
Depending on your characters' affinity, get extra Power gauges even after losing a round!
Use the Evade move wisely as you are being rushed and send your opponent flying!
Fill your Power gauge to automatically enter Power Max mode for a set amount of time!
As you are close to exhaustion, your health bar will turn red and blink, then you will be able to unleash your Desperation Moves to your heart's content, as long as you are the last one standing!
■A NEOGEO Perfect Port with added features!
You have the possibility to play the game as it was intended back in the days with 4 buttons, or you can enjoy the new control scheme using the 6 buttons settings and the simplified special move with the help of the SP button!
■Fight against your friends through Bluetooth Multiplayer mode!
Decide who's the real KING OF FIGHTERS by challenging your friends via Bluetooth Multiplayer!!
The KOF Maximum Impact series is a 3D version of KOF (apparently SNK didn’t get the memo that all their attempts at 3D sucked). The Maximum Impact games have their own continuity, and centers around a group of new characters and their gang conflict. There are no teams, and basically you have classic characters such as Kyo Ksunagi, K’, and Terry Bogard playing second fiddle to newbies such as Alba, Soriee, and Duke. Maximum Impact 2, which was released on PS2 as KOF 2006 featured characters from Samurai Showdown and Metal Slug, along with alternate costumes which turn characters into cosplayers, showing them as different SNK characters. If nothing else, at least the new fighters introduced in Maximum Impact have cool designs and it would be interesting to see them in a 2D KOF entry. Maximum Impact inspired an anime mini-series entitled King of Fighters: Another Day.