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The King of Fighters XI - What do you think of it?
Atomiswave? No Neo Geo? No. Atomiswave? No Neo Geo? No. 13%[1 Vote]
This one still has Ash Crimson in it... No. This one still has Ash Crimson in it... No. 13%[1 Vote]
I haven't played it yet - but you just wait. I haven't played it yet - but you just wait. 0%[0 Votes]
Horrible. SNKP once more disgraced the series. Horrible. SNKP once more disgraced the series. 0%[0 Votes]
Not bad, but not as awesome as the previous entries. Not bad, but not as awesome as the previous entries. 25%[2 Votes]
Wow, the eleventh one is pretty good. Give it a go! Wow, the eleventh one is pretty good. Give it a go! 13%[1 Vote]
One of the best, if not the best KoF title out there! One of the best, if not the best KoF title out there! 38%[3 Votes]
Total Votes : 8
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The King of Fighters XI - Game of the Month
Murikov
Welcome to the Game of the Month!

Another Atomiswave spin-off! After the more or less experimental King of Fighters Neowave SNK Playmore returned to its roots and continued the franchise right there where King of Fighters 2003 ended. For the eleventh game in the series the developers took the tag system from 2003 and added several new mechanics and, more importantly, new characters. Apart from well-known SNK faces such as Sho Hayate, Bonne Jennet or Duck King, SNK Playmore was innovative enough to introduce newcomers like Oswald, Momoko or Shion.

Kof XI (not 2004 or 2005 - here's where the numerical distinction began) earned quite a good reception among fans and newcomers to the legendary King of Fighters series. Furthermore it was the last real KoF title to still make use of the tried and trusted Neo Geo character sprites - some of them still had roots leading back to King of Fighters '96!

The King of Fighters XI

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Genre: Fighting
Players: 2
Size: n/a
Released on: Arcade (Atomiswave), PS2, PSN

Brief Description:

The King of Fighters XI (KOF XI) is the eleventh installment of The King of Fighters series. The game continues the story of The King of Fighters 2003. Its tentative title was The King of Fighters 2004 though this name was debunked by the end of 2004. The numerical distinction for the series is based primarily on SNK Playmore wanting to avoid being locked into a rigorous yearly schedule of releases. The four largest innovations The King of Fighters XI brings to the franchise are the Quick Shift, the Saving Shift, the Skill Bar and the Dream Cancels.

Screenshots:

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Official Website:

www.game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/kof-xi/

Reviews:

The King of Fighters XI review by Frank Yagami
The King of Fighters XI review by Andrew Park
The King of Fighters XI review by CGRundertow

Videos:

YouTube Video


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RiKo
Thanks for GOTM Murikov Thumbs Up

Haven't played it. I was interested in the most recent 2 games in the series but I have still only ever played play KOF on Neo Geo.

This looks good enough, 3 on 3 fighting, nice animation, backgrounds generally look bland and empty though. Also looks like it could have been done on the Neo geo (albeit with lower res backgrounds)

Murikov wrote:- Furthermore it was the last real KoF title to still make use of the tried and trusted Neo Geo character sprites - some of them still had roots leading back to King of Fighters '96!


Kind of weird how they kept them the same. Doesn't Capcom always redraw? I think it was a money-saving thing on SNK's part rather than them trying to be authentic. I remember them saying it takes a month per character for one artist to draw all the 2D art. That's a lot of extra wages.
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Nice, but yeah, I have it, and yes, it was awesome, though yeah, all it saving graces makes it one of the best KOF's, thought that distinction also goes to the UM titles and XIII.

Althought, nothing is sacred and spam happy than Magaki being a total bullet hell spammer in a fighter, lol. X3
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NeoStrayCat wrote:
Althought, nothing is sacred and spam happy than Magaki being a total bullet hell spammer in a fighter, lol. X3

Oh noes, don't mention that guy! I think he definitely takes the title of the most cheap SNK bastard in history - even Ignitz looks reasonably fair and easy compared to him.

Apart from Magaki, Kof XI is a well-crafted and -designed game, no question. SNK Playmore once more took out everything of the classic sprites and delivered a rock solid fighting game. The soundtrack was so memorable, that it even was partly re-used as alternative OST in the console version of KoF XIII.
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