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  • Summary: The popular 2D Fighting Game Series “KOF” appears on the iPhone/iPod touch!
    With beautiful visuals and high-resolution graphics, this game uses the Virtual Pad to bring you a seamless and intuitive “KOF” experience. Furthermore, moves that require complex
    commands can be easily pulled off with the Simple Specials Button or the various touch controls.
    Not only the old fans, but newcomers to KOF and fighting game novices alike will be able to fully and easily enjoy this new “KOF” experience!


    * 4 different single player modes!
    Fight 3 on 3 in “Team Battle”, 1 on 1 in “Single Battle”, see how many opponents you can beat with 1 character in “Endless”, or practice making combos using the Virtual Pad in “Training”.

    * Many extras like trading cards and artwork!
    You can view all the extras you unlocked during the game in Gallery Mode. Fans will not want to miss the many extras, including premium trading cards with hand-drawn illustrations, concept art, illustrations and rough sketches of each character, Team Story Novels, and movies from “KOFXIII”!

    * Trade data & fight other players anytime, anywhere!
    Use Bluetooth to connect to other terminals within the signal range. Get a bunch of friends together to create your own impromptu arcade! Enjoy improved interaction between players by exchanging trading cards and sending and receiving replay data!!

    * The strongest warriors in history are here!
    The 13 fighters, including protagonists Kyo Kusanagi, K’ and Ash Crimson are joined by Billy Kane from “Fatal Fury”! But that’s not all!6 additional characters will be available to download for free by October, 2011 for a total of 20 characters!
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  1. Aug 1, 2011
    Graphically, the game is pretty incredible.
  2. Jul 13, 2011
    The roster of fighters is solid, the action is fast and responsive, and the game looks phenomenal. This is one game that's worth its premium price.
  3. Jul 14, 2011
    The King of Fighters-i is indeed a wonderful surprise for all the beat'em-up fans out there. The touch controls work very well and have some "emergency solutions" that never make the experience frustrating, while the graphics are awesome, with a large number of very well done characters and stages. Too bad there's no online multiplayer, hopefully they'll bring it in a future update.
  4. Jul 13, 2011
    Although $8 is a bit steep, it's worth it for the impressive visuals, competent controls, and solid gameplay.
  5. Jul 20, 2011
    Solid visuals and quality controls collide in this awe inspiring battle for iOS supremacy.
  6. Aug 2, 2011
    A traditional 2D fighting game balanced in a way that's out of reach for the iOS competition. It's a pity it lacks multiplayer other than through Bluetooth and some more inventive game modes. [August 2011, p.74]
  7. Jul 8, 2011
    Street Fighter IV is outmatched by King of Fighters-i in terms of depth and presentation, but the timid challenge and absence of online multiplayer prevent it from scoring a total KO. It's still arguably the best fighter on the iPhone, though.

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