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  • Summary: KOF Neowave features 12 three-man teams made up of some of the greatest characters from SNK's 11-year history, including the Women Fighters Team (Mai, King and Yuri) and the Fatal Fury Team (Terry, Joe, and Andy). NEOWAVE features three modes of play - Super Cancel, Guard Break, and Max2. A new "Heat Mode" lets players power up their attacks in exchange for a gradual loss of health. Xbox Live support featuring head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode. A total of 43 characters including 7 Bonus characters. 12 of the most dangerous fighting teams ever assembled. Pick your team and fight it out in the original 3-on-3 battle format. Beautifully rendered background graphics. Activate "Heat Mode" to power-up your attacks. Revives the evacuation rolling maneuver and thrust attacks. Over-the-top Super Special Moves. 3 modes of play: Super Cancel, Guard Break and Max2. Link a Special Move with a Super Attack in the Super Cancel Mode to cause extreme damage. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Its excellent Live features and minimal lag make it one of the best online fighters on the console, as well as one of the best 2d fighting games this generation.
  2. There are only a very small percentage of gamers that would be interested in this game to begin with but with its varying play styles and loaded cast of great characters, Neowave is actually a great little fighter and a brilliant introduction to the King Of Fighters series for those that have never sampled its delights.
  3. Only those obsessed with SNK games, or 2D fighters in general, will be interested.
  4. 60
    While it's tough to give NeoWave a recommendation, there's no real reason for interested parties to avoid it. KOF is still KOF, and this game is what it is.
  5. 60
    Whilst some recent additions to the post-Neo universe have been shoddy at best (such as the 3D misfire that was KOF: Maximum Impact), the quality control appears to be improving.
  6. 60
    King of Fighters: Neowave has so much potential just waiting to be tapped, with new powerful hardware, a fighting engine based on a winning formula, and a dream collection of 43 fighters, but the things that it didn't do would fill up an entire stadium.
  7. If you have 127 friends who also hunger for 2D fighters trapped in a 3D world, perhaps you can all play Neowave together. You won't have to worry about the rest of us interfering.

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