• Publisher: SNK PLAYMORE
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 65.8 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $2.99
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App description: 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!!
11-15-2013, 05:48 PM
Hey Dot Emu and Gov. I'm finding the stick motion very hard. 2012-i just seemed a lot more fluid. A lot of the time I'm in neutral and itMs not recognising my direction. The buttons are good, it't the stick that seems unresponsive.

Loving the presentation just finding it hard to play. Don't have this problem with SF Volt or KOF-i.
11-15-2013, 06:48 PM
Bought. Glorious.

11-15-2013, 06:53 PM
Amazing with the first looks, really cool!
12-31-2013, 03:58 PM
Any multiplayer over Bluetooth impressions?

I have some credit left over from the holidays, but I want to make sure this is at least playable with a friend.
12-31-2013, 04:24 PM
Originally Posted by ExitPlanetDust View Post
Any multiplayer over Bluetooth impressions?

I have some credit left over from the holidays, but I want to make sure this is at least playable with a friend.
I'll let you know by tomorrow...
01-03-2014, 10:56 PM
I took the plunge and bought it. Really happy with it so far. The iCade support is great. Bravo DotEMU for using the layout:
I know it isn't very popular among purists, but it makes sense to me. It's the way I have always chosen to play KOF outside of Neo Geo hardware.

This is my favorite non-dream match KOF. I owned the Saturn version back in the 90s, but it couldn't quite hang with the AES/MVS original. The pallet was washed out and loading times really hurt the pacing. The iOS version looks beautiful on the Retina display and the emulation has been fantastic so far.

Touch controls are passable but, as with other DotEMU Neo Geo releases, I don't see myself playing the game without the iCade often, if at all.

If you enjoy KOF (or fighting games in general) and you have an iCade, buy this now. Don't miss out on the sale.

And DotEMU, if you read this, you guys are great. Thanks for the excellent games. Oh and talk to SNK about porting Shock Troopers to iOS.

Last edited by ExitPlanetDust; 01-04-2014 at 12:15 AM.
08-24-2014, 03:32 AM
Long time kof fan, excellent port, can't agree more with the SP button and life bar tap.

One thing that's driving me crazy: is there really no shortcut for the second desperation move each char has like in '98?
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