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  • Summary: 32 playable characters!! Fight against the strongest players from all over via Wi-Fi Network!! 6 different game modes available in SINGLE MODE to enjoy the game for hours and hours even alone! Simple Commands allow to easily perform any type of combo!

    The 2D versus fighting game
    32 playable characters!! Fight against the strongest players from all over via Wi-Fi Network!! 6 different game modes available in SINGLE MODE to enjoy the game for hours and hours even alone! Simple Commands allow to easily perform any type of combo!

    The 2D versus fighting game "KOF-i" returns on iPhone / iPod touch with tons of new content like never before!!

    VS BATTLES FROM ALL OVER VIA WI-FIA"RANK VERSUS" Mode, in which your player ranking changes depending on your number of victories and losses, as well as a "FRIEND VERSUS" Mode, where your rank is not reflected, are available.
    Challenge the strongest players from all over!

    NEW CHARACTERS, NEW TEAMS
    In addition to the characters from he previous installment, the 4 new "ART OF FIGHTING", "PSYCHO SOLDIER", "KIM", and "IKARI" teams (12 new characters), join the cast of "KOF-i"!! You can now create your favorite team from this formidable roster of 32 fighters!

    A SINGLE-PLAYER MODE RICH IN CONTENT6 game modes are available for thousands of hours of enjoyment even when playing alone: "SINGLE BATTLE" for 1-on-1 fights, "TEAM BATTLE" for classic KOF 3-on-3 gameplay, "ENDLESS" Mode to defeat as many opponents as possible with one character, "CHALLENGE" Mode to clear trials by fulfilling requirements, the newly introduced "TIME ATTACK" Mode to compete for the best clear times by winning 10 matches, and "TRAINING" Mode to get accustomed to the Virtual Pad-based controls and practice your combos.

    SIMPLE COMMANDS
    The Virtual Pad recreates perfectly reproduces KOF's smooth controls. Even novice players in fighting games will be able to release various Special Moves, Super Special Moves, NEOMAX Super Special Moves, and other complex moves in one touch. With the Simple Commands, you can easily perform many of the game's fancy combos!!*Please refer to "TUTORIAL" Mode for an explanation of these commands.

    ADDITION OF TONS OF NEW TRADING CARDS, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND OTHER EXTRA CONTENT
    Plenty of new Trading Cards (that can be acquired by using points earned during gameplay) along with new Illustrations (which can be viewed at any time by fulfilling certain conditions) have been added to this latest release! Moreover, "KOF-i 2012" includes rough sketches and illustrations that can only be seen here, which fans cannot afford to miss!

    SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE OF ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS
    2 additional characters, "NESTS-Style KYO" and "IORI with the Power of Flames" are available to download! (paid DLC)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 4, 2012
    100
    The King of Fighters might very well be the new king of iOS fighters, thanks to its massive roster and inclusion of excellent online play.
  2. May 4, 2012
    100
    Street Fighter IV Volt now has some serious competition, and it looks like the future is pretty bright for fighting games on the App Store.
  3. May 24, 2012
    92
    The King of Fighters-i 2012 is the best fighting game for iOS devices; mainly thanks to the control system,fully optimized, but the contents are shining as well, with great animations and exciting online features.
  4. May 7, 2012
    80
    A brilliant revamp of the original that ups the ante for iOS brawlers, King of Fighters-i 2012 is only let down by its slightly laggy online bouts.
  5. May 9, 2012
    80
    The King of Fighters-i 2012 is a must have for those who do not own the first release though less of a necessity if you already have KOF-i; even still, it's worth grabbing for the online competitive play and significant roster increase.
  6. May 10, 2012
    80
    The game has some great new features, and it is still a hell of a fighting game. I just don't think there is enough new stuff for someone who owns the previous version to run out and get it right away.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 12, 2013
    10
    BUY THIS GAME. It is one of the most under-rated games on the iPhone/iPad. With 32 diverse characters (not including the optional dlc versionsBUY THIS GAME. It is one of the most under-rated games on the iPhone/iPad. With 32 diverse characters (not including the optional dlc versions of Kyo and Iori), fast paced gameplay, extremely easy controls and very good online and bluetooth connection (occasional lag here and there). The game is also challenging, while not being too difficult, yet not so easy it isn't fun. If you're a fighting game fan, wanting to try out a fighting game on an ios system, then buy this game. It game is definitely worth your money. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    9
    This is everything you could want in a mobile fighter. There are a lot of things that are somewhat buried, like how every character has 5This is everything you could want in a mobile fighter. There are a lot of things that are somewhat buried, like how every character has 5 sample combos to try in training mode. The online is a little bit wonky, but when it works, it works great. If you like fighting games, give SNK your money. They've clearly earned it. Expand

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