Back in the arcades of the mid 90’s, if all of the Street Fighter arcade machines were taken, there was only one other fighting game that was worth spending quarters (or tokens) on: The King Of Fighters. With three vs. three teams, a simple four button configuration and a complex combo system, KOF was a fan favorite at the time and one of the few games that I didn’t suck as bad at as SF.
The version of KOF that I remember the most was KOF '95 on the bright red NeoGeo cabinet. I remember inserting quarter after quarter, playing as Team Italy and Burn Knuckle my way through the game till someone got on and beat me. If I lost I’d keep pumping quarters in so that I could kick that guy off and continue with my game. Years later, I can relive those arcade moments within the comfort of my home on the PlayStation 3 with the release of NeoGeo Station: The King of Fighters '95.
A REAL KING OF FIGHTING
Online Play - With arcades slowly dying out and arcade cabinets being harder to find these days, online play has become increasingly important to fighting games, especially fighting games of the 90’s. KOF '95 has online play which is great for a game that is 16 years old.
NOT SO ROYAL
Can't Find a Match- I’m not sure what kind of net code KOF '95 is using but it takes a while to find a match online. I did experience a bit of lag but that was due to my system using a wireless connection, but that lag disappeared once my PS3 was on a wired connection.
For the most part NeoGeo Station: King of Fighters'95 is a good fighting game from the golden age of arcade fighting games. This version of KOF '95 is a good port of the original game and adds online play. It shows its age by being short on features and taking a long time to find online matches. This game isn’t for everyone, but if you love Neo Geo, fighting games or the KOF series then download the game.