When you think of old school fighting games or fighting games in general you usually think of Street Fighter or Tekken. But for some people they think of The King of Fighters series which started in 1994 and has had a release almost every year since up until 2010 and has received numerous spin offs and remakes. Basically, The King of Fighters is a top tier fighting game and has been for a while. If you’ve missed out on the golden age of fighting when it happened, don’t worry as The King of Fighters ’97 has just been ported over to mobile devices for your enjoyment.
The King of Fighters ’97 is a classic which SNK PLAYMORE has ported over and you get to play as one of the legendary King of Fighters teams. For instance you can play as Kyo Kusanagi and Terry Bogard or try out the infamous “New Face Team” or the “KOF ’97 Special Team”. Even the hidden characters from the NEO GEO version are available, so you can play as Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona. The King of Fighters ’97 offers two types of gameplay modes; extra and advanced. Advanced has more of a focus on offense with lots of jumps and can stock your power gauge. Extra mode uses more evasion, auto power gauge move and a desperation power. Choose which one fits your gameplay style and go to town! Also worth mentioning is this port of The King of Fighters ’97 has two control schemes. You can either play it how it was meant to be played with four buttons or try out the new six button layout. The King of Fighters ’97 is out now for $3.99 which is a steal for this fighting game classic.