Rugal Bernstein is an incredibly rich and notorious arms and drugs trafficker, as
well as an incredibly skilled and ruthless fighter. Having become bored with the
lack of competition, Rugal decides to host a new King of Fighters tournament.
Rugal has his secretary travel to eight destinations around the world and invite
fighters to his new tournament.
Year Anniversary KOF!
The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout is a remake of the first ever
installment to the KOF series (King of Fighters '94),featuring
redrawn high-res character sprites and updated backgrounds. KOF '94: Re-bout
only in Japan on December 28, 2004 to commemorate the 10th
Anniversary of the KOF series.
That's a lotta
high-def sprites in new 3D backgrounds. Clearly, character sprites appear much larger
and crisper onscreen than their 1994 NeoGeo counterparts. The frame-counts have
remained the same as the originals, so they animate essentially the same as
before. Using both 2D and 3D elements, the new backgrounds feature some cool
graphical effects and also a variety of character cameos from other SNK games. KOF
'94: Re-bout on PS2 also includes online capability and a new anime
intro. Unlike the original arcade version of KOF '94, players can also fully customize their
teams in Re-Bout.
Re-bout is pretty much the "KOF version" of Super
Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. No doubt hardcore
fans of the originalKOF '94 really appreciate this title... even
though a ton of beloved KOF characters don't appear in '94.
(Iori anyone?). Personally, the ancient animation outweighs the crispy new
character sprites... but they look pretty cool redrawn and all. ~TFG