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  • Summary: The eighth and ninth installments in the King of Fighters franchise make their ways to the PlayStation 2 in this double-pack collection of 2D fighting. This collection includes all of the great fighting teams, such as the Fatal Fury team and the Women Fighters team, comprising 39 characters from the King of Fighters series. Unleash special moves, superspecial moves, and combos in a variety of levels, and unlock more levels and bonus characters as you progress. Expand
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  1. This is one of the best rosters in all of the KoF games, and longtime fans will probably not be disappointed.
  2. 83
    Odds are, you'll fall in love with at least one play style available, leaving you unable to put the controller down for hours at a time.
  3. It would have been great if the first game did not have issues but it's not to the point that it will hurt the gameplay for fans.
  4. A treasure trove of 2D beat-em-up goodness and fighting fans should buy it immediately.
  5. With the fast-paced battle combat, vast array of playable characters, and intuitive battle system that yearns to be perfected, it's hard to not find anything to like about this double disc collection.
  6. I really wish there were a couple of different selectable outfits for some of the characters, like KOF: Maximum Impact. King of Fighters characters have always had this weird trendier-than-thou type of style, and since trendy people tend to buy clothes quite frequently, this feature wouldn't have been incongruous with the series' overall style.
  7. The only real reason to actually buy the game other than if you are a King of Fighters fan is to get the Xbox Live play out of it, which brings the competitiveness of the arcade to your home.

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