of King of Fighters: R1 adds a few new characters to the original roster,
such as: Kasumi and Saisyu. KOF: R-2 also introduces new backgrounds
based on King of Fighters '98.
Chibi-style all the way.
The gameplay is straight forward, and overall
it plays a bit smoother than the
prequel. The music also improved over the prequel, presenting some familiar
tunes that any KOF fan will immediately recognize. KOF: R-1 includes an obscure "Making
basically allows you to edit a KOF character's skills and rename them... kind
of lame if you ask me.
Backgrounds from KOF98!
Graphically, the game looks far better than the
prequel... most notably because it added "color"... which, as it turns
out, is kind of important.
The cutesy, super-deformed art style is still charming, and gives the game a
defined look. All in all, King of Fighters Round 2 is a
must have/must play for any KOF fan, and was a great looking handheld fighting
game in 1999.
If you can handle the cuteness, KOF: R-2 is
a casual and fun handheld fighting game. The NGPC's great d-pad makes classic
moves easy and satisfying to pull off. KOF: R-2 was
best fighting game to appear on the Neo Geo Pocket before the epic Match
of the Millennium showed up. ~TFG