The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation A
Last Updated: 6/28/2010 Developer(s): SNK Playmore Publisher(s): SNK Playmore Platform(s): Arcade, Playstation 2 (Japan only) Release Date(s): July 26th, 2007 () Characters: Ash Crimson, Blue Mary, Alba, Lien, Soiree, Nagase, Luise Meyrink, Chae Lim, Mignon, Kyo, Iori, Terry, Ryo, Ralf, Clark, Yuri, Athena, K', Kim, Mai, Maxima, Rock, Leona, Seth, Billy Kane, B. Jenet, Duke, Wild Wolf, Nightmare Geese, Ninon, Richard Meyer, Hyena, Lily Kane, Mr. Karate, Jivatma, Classic Kyo, Hattori Hanzo, Fio, Mizoguchi, Xiao Lon
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I've never played Regulation A since it didn't release in America and I don't have a modded PS2. I actually remember walking right by it when I was in Hong Kong, but didn't have enough time to sit down and play it long enough to "review" it... so I didn't bother. (I kinda wish I tried it out though). I don't think I'm missing too much... but I still hope to play it one of these days. ~TFG Webmaster
STORY: Many contended that the illegal fighting tournament in Southtown was sponsored by the gangland syndicate "Mephistopheles" to achieve the annihilation of their rivals and procure some operating capital. After its "King," Duke, suffered defeat at the hands of Alba Meira in the finals, he and his organization vanished from Southtown. Meanwhile, the media, firmly under Duke's control, released a fusillade of sensational exposes based on information from confidential sources regarding their former oppressors. In spite of this new torrent of "information," almost no one knew that an even larger entity had been pulling Mephistopheles' puppet strings.
The truth behind the Addes organization name was only known throughout the dark recesses of the underworld. No one really had an inkling as to what this organization truly entailed. Now, another of Addes was to reveal a new battle royale. Invitations in white envelopes were sent to the world's mightiest, who will find the call to the battle by Addes irresistible. As stated in Alba Meira's private novel by Akihiko Ureshino on the official KOF Maximum Impact 2 site (which serves as an official follow up to the story of KOF Maximum Impact 2) Alba was in fact the one who defeated Jivatma and Luise. Soiree was kidnapped as a result of that and Alba has not seen him since then.
REVIEW: King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation A is an update to Maximum Impact 2, featuring new characters, and tuned gameplay. It was released for the Taito Type-X2 arcade system in July 2007 and was the only arcade release in the entire Maximum Impact series. It was ported to Playstation 2 only in Japan.
If you ever enjoyed KOF in 3D... this is the version to play.
KOF veterans Ash Crimson and Blue Mary join the line-up, and overall add some much appreciated personality to the game. They are accompanied by Mizoguchi from Fighters History and a newcomer, Xiao Lon. In addition, the overpowered (and lame) Armor Ralf was also removed from the roster... THANK YOU SNK! Besides the four new characters, the main difference of Regulation A over its predecessor is the return of KOF's classic 3-on-3 gameplay. Story Mode, Challenge Mode, and several stages from Maximum Impact 2 were also removed.
Ash Crimson in 3D? Yeesh.