The King of Fighters '94: Re-bout
STORY: 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.
Happy 10 year anniversary King of Fighters!
ABOUT: The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout is a remake of the first ever installment to the KOF series, King of Fighters '94. This remake released only in Japan on December 28, 2004 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the KOF series.
That's a lotta snowflakes...
Re-bout features "remastered" high-def sprites in new 3D backgrounds, online capability, and a new anime intro. Unlike the original arcade versions, players can fully customize their teams in Re-Bout. Overall, character sprites appear larger and much crisper than their early NeoGeo counterparts, al though they animate essentially the same. The new backgrounds use both 2D and 3D elements, and also look pretty sharp.
Last Updated: 6/7/2010 Developer(s): SNK Playmore Publisher(s): SNK Platform(s): Playstation 2 Release Date(s): December 28th, 2004 () Characters: Kyo, Benimaru, Daimon, Andy, Terry, Joe, Ryo, Robert, Takuma, Mai, King, Yuri, Ralf, Heidern, Clark, Athena, Kensou, Chin, Lucky, Heavy D, Brian, Chang, Kim, Choi, Rugal
Related Games: King of Fighters '94, King of Fighters '95, King of Fighters '96, King of Fighters '97, King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, King of Fighters '99, King of Fighters 2000, King of Fighters 2001, King of Fighters 2002, King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match, King of Fighters 2003, King of Fighters XI, King of Fighters XII, King of Fighters XIII, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact MANIAX, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2, KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation A, King of Fighters: Neowave, King of Fighters EX Neo Blood, King of Fighters EX2 Howling Blood, King of Fighters R1, King of Fighters R2, King of Fighters Collection: Orochi Saga, SSF2 Turbo HD Remix
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Re-bout is pretty much the "KOF version" of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. I'm sure hardcore fans of the original KOF '94 really appreciate this title, but honestly, the "high definition" sprites fail to impress me... mostly due to those old animations. That said, I'm glad SNK scrapped this potential trend early on and started re-drawing sprites from the ground up with King of Fighters XII. ~TFG Webmaster