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  • It's KoF, yes it is.
  • Great gameplay and 2D fighting experience
  • Few compatible devices
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"Kurai yagare!"

Reviewed by / Sep 26, 2012

Official KoF port to Android

Please, first allow me a brief disclaimer as the hardcore street fighter fatal fury art of fighting whatsoever gamer I used to be:

I had little, if any, hope on this game when I downloaded it. I was pretty unsure about how KoF would be adapted to mobile gaming, and the only previous applicable precedent I had on mind was from Neo Geo pocket, something most of you I'm sure you're unaware. Unbeknownst to me, there was a glad surprise awaiting me.

KoF port has been undertaken with mobile devices on mind. Unfortunately, nearly all Android devices have been sacrificed in the process, as it can only be downloaded onto a very short list of devices (check out developer's description), surely because of screen resolutions and so. The good part is that is works smoothly, so much that we are confident that it may start a new era of 2D fighting games on smartphones, especially now that console fighting is coped with 3D games. Graphics and sounds have been kept Neo-Geo like and the only thing that you fortunately will miss is that there are only two attack buttons, namely punch and kick, instead of four -which became six when we took into account A+B and C+D. This doesn't mean that there aren't jumping kick, fierce punch, fireball combos anymore, but otherwise: there are a lot of combos and, once you master the art of drawing half quarters on the screen pad, you will be ready to that serious stuff you did when you were unbeatable in the arcades.

Twenty characters may be too few depending on what you are looking for. Of course, Terry, Andy, Joe, Kyo and Mai are there, but Blue Mary and Ryo are missing, for example.

This KoF for Android will meet any expectatives any KoF player may have, and we hope that G-Gee brings more characters and scenarios in future updates. Even, as there's no harm in asking, they might well port other SNK titles as Samurai Shodown.

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Developer's original description available here
From art direction to gameplay, THE KING OF FIGHTERS Android brings the complete KOF experience to the Android platforms. The gorgeous graphics of the world-famous fighting series have been faithfully recreated, taking full advantage of the latest Android hardware. The use of the Virtual Pad/Joystick perfectly reproduces KOF’s controls, creating a simple, user-friendly play-style to easily perform special moves and combinations.

Five modes of gameplay!
“THE KING OF FIGHTERS Android” features five game modes: “Team Battle” for classic KOF 3-on-3 battles, “Single Battle” for 1-on-1 fights, “Endless” mode for an endurance challenge with just one life, “Challenge” mode where players needs to complete a variety of character-specific tasks, and “Training” mode where players can practice the Virtual Pad-based controls and learn combos.

20 legendary fighters battle for glory!
The formidable roster of “THE KING OF FIGHTERS Android” features 20 classic characters, including Kyo Kusanagi, K’, Ash Crimson, and Billy Kane!

Unlock trading cards, illustrations and other bonus content!
Various bonus content can be unlocked during gameplay and viewed within the game’s “Gallery” mode. Here players will find premium trading cards based on original SNK PLAYMORE illustrations, various art and rough sketches of KOF characters, KOF Team novel stories from the THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII and many more hidden treasures that fans can’t afford to miss!

**Registration for a free membership to G-Gee is required upon playing this game.
**Ranking functions and SNS features will be provided in the near future.

**This application does not work on rooted devices.
**Confirmed devices: Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Sony Ericsson Xperia acro, Xperia play
**Please note that not all Android devices, excluding the above mentioned, are supported nor guaranteed to be supported.

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    by amy lo on 25/07/2014


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    by J.D. McCartney on 25/07/2014

    I play games on my phone usually on the train so that made this big time let down for me

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    by Yigal Weinstein on 20/07/2014

    It's just too easy to beat after half an hour of just learning the game. The Street Fighter series has a complicated enough fighting system that it takes days if not weeks to beat the game. Half an hour is just too short.

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    by Justin Gearhart on 19/07/2014


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    by James Stevenson on 15/07/2014

    Won't get past the title screen AND I can't get my money back.

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    by stephen gorry on 15/07/2014

    Eh played for ages had to restore tablet says device incompatible????

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