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!!
・Updated to iOS11.
・Correction of a few minor issues.
Following the update to iOS8,「MULTIPLAYER MODE」 requires now a Wi-Fi connection instead of a Bluetooth connection.
Furthermore, please make sure to be first logged in to "Game Center" before starting a multiplayer session.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Not what I expected...
I expected this game to have controls that I could use, and a difficulty level that wouldn't increase to a master at the iPad version after one match. The sp button is unusable, which is something to be relied on when the control stick is just impossible to use. The buttons are too small as is the control stick as you cannot adjust it's size. The ai is ridiculous, they avoid things and make combos that aren't even possible by a human, and enter in commands that counter that couldn't be countered even with invincibility frames. There's no training mode for people actually trying to get into it. Very disappointed by playmore SNK for making such a cheap, clunky port to a masterpiece. If they didn't just slap the controls there, it would be different. But they spent maybe an hour making this game, or so it seems, because it's just cheaply emulated on the iPad. Don't buy this game.
- SNK CORPORATION
- 109.8 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Japanese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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