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The King of Fighters '95 [Model NGM-084]

SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 29 years ago by SNK Corp.

Listed in MAME

The King of Fighters '95 [Model NGM-084] screenshot

The King of Fighters '95 © 1995 SNK.

8 teams comprised of 3 characters each square off again to take out Rugal Bernstein.


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-084

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]
2 players - 4 buttons per player.
[JOYSTICK] 8-way, [A] Weak punch, [B] Weak kick, [C] Strong punch, [D] Strong kick


Released in July 1995.

The background for the Japan Team is, in fact, a real place.

Yuri's Chou Upper is very similar to Sakura's own Shou'ou Ken.

Iori Yagami : Since the KOF '95 project began with the concept of introducing Iori as Kyo's rival, he became known as a character who was a member of a rival school of martial arts that had a connection to the Ancient Arts of the Kusanagi. He was also given the ability to use a different color of flames other than Kyo's (red flames), along with various other characteristics. When you think of Iori Yagami, his intense personality most likely comes to mind. His moves are unique, and his singular choice of hairstyle, wardrobe, and manner of speaking was certainly a personality that broke the mold for characters in fighting games at that time. During the initial location tests to determine the popularity of the game, Iori was the character who stood out most. His hair and his lines to provoke his opponents ('You think I'm scary, do you?') excited his fans to no end. What set him apart are his memorable lines: 'You cry! You scream! Then you die!', 'Think of me when you gaze at the moon', and a whole catalog of others too numerous to list here.

Billy Kane : Along with Eiji, Billy appears as Iori's 'teammate' (ha, ha) in KOF'95. With the three rivals to the heroes coincidentally appearing on a single team, the name of the 'Rival Team' was decided upon as an afterthought. But since we couldn't wait for the rest of the world to get used to that concept and given the insanity of Iori, the team had to disband after their single appearance in KOF'95. As memory serves, the designers for this team were so motivated to create this team that their finished product was quite impressive. As a matter of fact, the voice actors worked like busy beavers to give the characters their lines. These characters were portrayed by Mr. Namase in '95, Mr. Yamanishi in '97, '98 and '02 and Seijiro in '03.

Omega Rugal : After apparently dying in KOF '94, Rugal's resurrection in KOF '95 turned him, convincingly enough, into a cyborg (prosthetic arms) armed (pardon the pun) with the power of the Orochi. In the subsequent titles of KOF '98 and KOF 2002, Rugal was brought back not once but twice to conclude story-lines. Why? "He's the only character who truly represents the ultimate KOF boss". Among these, Omega Rugal from KOF '98 was the most powerful and had the flashiest moves, so he's one of our personal favorite boss characters of the series.

Saisyu Kusanagi : His first appearance was, of course, in KOF '94, but his presence in KOF '95 was never planned (because he was supposed to have died in '94). During the final stages of KOF '95, he suddenly was inserted as a mid-level boss. That's who Saisyu Kusanagi is. Given that spur of the moment appearance, it's quite unexpected that he's still a very popular character? no offense to him, mind you. During location tests for the game, not one of his fans read the Chinese characters for his name as 'Saisyu', and he came to be known as 'Shibafune'.

Ralph and Clark are playable characters in the Foma 90x Series Mobile Phones game 'Metal Slug Survivors'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The King of Fighters '95 - PCCB-00187) on 19/08/1995.


* Play as Rugal and Saisyu Kusanagi : At the team edit screen, the 15 second counter, press and hold Start. While holding start, push Up+B, Right+C, Left+A and Down+D. The two bosses should then appear on either side of the counter and the counter should reset back to 15.

* Select Victory Pose : Press a Punch or Kick button immediately after winning a match.

* Beat the game on Hard or MVS mode without continuing to see a collage of all the teams after the credits.


Executive producer : Eikichi Kawasaki
Producer : Takashi Nishiyama
Chief director : M. Kuwasashi
Sub director : Toyochan, Haruo Tomita, Namaan-Hiroto
System director : Toyochan
System editor : Khozoh Nagashima (as 'K. -Mac- Nagashima')
Front designers : Tatsuya Shinkai, Tatsuru Murakemi (as 'Ru!Murakemi'), C.A.C. Yamasaki, Goro Hamada, Akihiko Nasu, Yuichirow Hiraki, Ha Gi Ha Ra, H. Otani, Miki Asakura, Yoshiko Ogata, Jacky Sato, Kazuhiro Toba (as 'Toba'), Hayamiponbashi, Miho Uematsu, Akiko Yukawa, Shinsuke Yamamoto, Kalkin Mizuno, K. Isomura, Hiroto Kittaka, Kohrin, Meguronomikan, Red Hawk
Back designers : Jetta, Hayashi K-34, Tsugumi, Sahori Etoh (as 'Sahori-E24'), Eri Kohjitani, Kaori Kusunoki (as 'Kusunoki-084'), Souzi Takamori
Programmers : Shinchan (as 'Shinchan-R32'), S. Fujinuki, Cyber Kondo
Sound-music : Masahiko Hataya (Papaya), Tate Norio, Brother Hige, Pearl Sibakiti, Ackey
Sound effects : Yamapy-1, Macky, Mitsuo, Sha-V, Kyo-Chan

* Voice Actors :
Kyo Kusanagi : Masahiro Nonaka
Benimaru Nikaido : Monster Maetsuka
Goro Daimon : Masaki Usui
Yuri Sakazaki : Kaori Horie
Mai Shiranui : Akoya Sogi
King : Harumi Ikoma
Iori Yagami : Kunihiko Yasui
Billy Kane : Katsuhisa Namase
Eiji Kisaragi : Yoshinori Shima
Terry Bogard : Satoshi Hashimoto
Andy Bogard : Keiichi Nanba
Joe Higashi : Nobuyuki Hiyama
Ryo Sakazaki : Masaki Usui
Robert Garcia : Kazuhiro Inage (Key Inage)
Takuma Sakazaki : Eiji Tsuda
Athena Asamiya : Moe Nagasaki
Sie Kensou : Eiji Yano
Chin Gentsai : Toshikazu Nishimura
Kim Kaphwan : Satoshi Hashimoto
Choi Bounce : Monster Maetsuka
Chang Koehan : Hiroyuki Arita
Heidern : Toshimitsu Arai
Ralf Jones : Monster Maetsuka
Clark Steel : Yoshinori Shima
Saisyu Kusanagi : Keiichirou Sakaki
Omega Rugal : Toshimitsu Arai


japan SNK Neo-Geo AES (Sep. 01, 1995; "The King of Fighters '95 [Model NGH-084]")
japan SNK Neo-Geo CD (Sep. 29, 1995; "The King of Fighters '95 [Model NGCD-084]")
japan Sega Saturn (Mar. 28, 1996; "The King of Fighters '95 [Model T-3101G]")
japan Nintendo Game Boy (Apr. 26, 1996; "Nettou The King of Fighters '95 [Model DMG-AKFJ-JPN]")
japan Sony PlayStation (june.28, 1996; "The King of Fighters '95 [Model SLPS-00351]")
japan Sega Saturn (Dec. 31, 1996; "Gentei KOF Double Pack [Model T-3110G]")
japan Sony PlayStation (Mar. 28, 1997; "The King of Fighters '95 [The Best] [Model SLPS-91026]")
japan Sega Saturn (Oct. 01, 1998; "The King of Fighters Best Collection [Model T-3125G]")
japan Sony PS2 (Apr. 20, 2006, "The King of Fighters - Orochi Hen [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.3] [Limited Edition] [Model SLPS-25535]")
japan Sony PS2 (Apr. 20, 2006, "The King of Fighters - Orochi Hen [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.3] [Model SLPS-25605]")
japan Sony PS2 (june.21, 2007, "The King of Fighters - Orochi Hen [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25791]")
usa Nintendo Wii (Oct.2008, "The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga")
usa Sony PS2 (Oct.2008, "The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga")
usa Sony PSP (Oct.2008, "The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga")
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] usa (apr.26, 2010)


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