SNK Gals Fighters
Last Updated: 1/8/2011 Developer(s): Yumekobo Publisher(s): SNK Platform(s): Neo Geo Pocket Color Release Date(s): January 27th, 2000 ()
February 19th, 2000 ()
Characters: Athena, Akari, Mai, Shermie, Leona, Whip, Yuri, Shiki, Nakoruru, Yuki, Miss X
Related Games: King of Fighters R-1, King of Fighters R-2, Fatal Fury: 1st Contact, Match of the Millennium, Fatal Fury: 1st Contact, Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny, Samurai Shodown!: Pocket, Samurai Shodown! 2: Pocket, Arcana Heart, Skullgirls
Gameplay Engine 6.5 / 10 Story / Theme 6 / 10 Overall Graphics 5.5 / 10 Animation 6.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 5 / 10 Innovation 6.5 / 10 Art Direction 8.5 / 10 Customization 3 / 10 Options / Extras 5.5 / 10 Intro / Presentation 5 / 10 Replayability / Fun 6 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 5 / 10 Characters 6.5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
6.5 / 10
SNK Gals Fighters is an interesting little package, but a fighting game with only female characters and a small roster only has so much replayability. SNK's girls are great and all, but I think this game could've been epic if SNK was able to throw in some Capcom gals too! Now that would have made things more interesting! ~TFG Webmaster
STORY: The final year of the millennium, 2000 A.D. A mysterious invitation makes its way to female fighters all over the world. Written therein... "2000 A.D. The Q.O.F. Tournament opens! This competition's victor shall receive the totally awesome "Reward of K': one wish that is to be granted."
Yours Truly, The Enigmatic "X" P.S. "You can only get one wish, so make it count!"
P.S.S. "All who receive this invitation must attend. Or else! (No guys allowed!)"
What's Q.O.F.? And what is the true identity of "X", sender of the mysterious invitations? At any rate, the excitement is rising! Here now unrolls the greatest (at least scheduled), bare-all (well, not everything) battle of self-interest this country will see!!!
The Enigmatic X...
REVIEW: So as the story goes, the "Queen of Fighters Tournament" was organized by Miss X (AKA, Iori dressed as a woman). Obviously, the premise of Gals Fighters doesn't take itself too seriously and is rather hilarious. Either Iori is just plain weird for dressing as a woman and thinking he could fool the SNK girls, or maybe he's actually an evil genius and has a fetish for watching the SNK ladies fight it out (hey, it worked after all!) Anyway...
Iori in drag... tooooo funny. ^o^
Gals Fighters is a 1-on-1 fighting game made exclusively for the Neo Geo Pocket Color, featuring 10 of SNK's most famous female fighters (along with a ton of cameos). It didn't do a whole lot of justice to the Neo Geo Pocket, especially since the system was already on the decline upon the release of Gals Fighters... and it would seem, a "girls only" fighting game with a silly premise only has so much appeal. Perhaps the biggest factor was that Match of the Millennium was a much deeper fighting game (which came out almost a year before Gals Fighters)! As a big fan of MOTM, I must say there's not much incentive for me to play Gals Fighters... especially when you compare the rosters.
Well that's one way to do it...
Gals Fighters plays most similarly to KOF R-1 & R-2, but presenting slightly faster gameplay and a friendlier combo system. It also features items that players can equip to influence the matches, but most of the items actually have no effect on the gameplay.
Visually, Gals Fighters wasn't as impressive as some of the older NGPC titles, but what the game lacked in graphics it made up for in personality and humor. SNK fans will enjoy the funny cut-scenes and all of the "little" extra details they fit into the game. Though Gals Fighters only features female playable fighters, quite a few males actually make cameos in the game, including: Kyo, Ryo, Todo, Takuma, Kensou, Juzo, Goro, & Yashiro. For a die-hard SNK/KOF fan, Gals Fighters is an entertaining title, but as a whole, lacks depth and features a pretty small character roster.