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The King of Fighters Neowave. What do you think of it?
Once again - IT'S NOT ON THE NEO GEO! 凸ಠ益ಠ)凸 Once again - IT'S NOT ON THE NEO GEO! 凸ಠ益ಠ)凸 0%[0 Votes]
Never played it. But I do like that bouncy female fighter artwork... Never played it. But I do like that bouncy female fighter artwork... 33%[2 Votes]
One of the series' worst. Toss it. Rather a nightmare match. One of the series' worst. Toss it. Rather a nightmare match. 17%[1 Vote]
It's OK I guess, an average Dream Match. It's OK I guess, an average Dream Match. 33%[2 Votes]
Despite everything it's a rock solid KoF entry! Despite everything it's a rock solid KoF entry! 0%[0 Votes]
Who cares about the actual game? It has Young Geese in it!! Who cares about the actual game? It has Young Geese in it!! 17%[1 Vote]
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The King of Fighters Neowave - Game of the Month
Murikov
Welcome to the Game of the Month!

This October we're taking a closer look at SNK Playmore's sort of an underdog entry of one the most iconic fighting game series. Since The King of Fighters 2003 was de facto the last installment for the Neo Geo hardware, SNK Playmore needed some sort of experimental playground for developing a new KoF installment for Sega's/Sammy's arcade platform Atomiswave. So before moving on with the official story line in The King of Fighters XI, SNKP first meddled around with the new hardware to check out its capabilites and possiblities. Some sort of Dream Match episode had to fill the gap in between, and that's where Neowave came in.

The King of Fighters Neowave is definetely one of the series' entries that easily gets lost in the shuffle. No wonder, since it only was ported to the PS2 and XBOX for which it saw only limited release in certain countries. But does it make justice to the holy cow that The King of Fighters series is?...

The King of Fighters Neowave

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

Brief Description:

The King of Fighters Neowave is a fighting game by SNK Playmore, released in 2004 for the Sammy Atomiswave arcade platform. It is the eleventh arcade game in SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters series and first fighting game by SNK Playmore to be developed on Atomiswave hardware rather than the Neo Geo console that their previous games appeared on. The game reverts back to the 3-character elimination system from KOF '94 to KOF '98, ignoring gameplay features from later games such as the "Striker" system used from KOF '99 through KOF 2001 and tag team system in KOF 2003. Like KOF '98 and KOF 2002, Neowave has no storyline and is considered a "dream match" game.

Screenshots:

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Offical Website:

http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/neowave/

Reviews:

The King of Fighters Neowave review by Frank

Videos:

YouTube Video


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vas
I can't say I have played this , I was collecting the ps2 ports at one point but unsure if I had this.

High score challenge would be cool, I setup a PS2 emu last night actually but I only had a beta disc avaliable from when I was a beta tester. Loaded fine just don't show in game properly beta code maybe the culprit.
 
cthulhu
I've had KOF Neowave for many years now on the Atomiswave and to be honest, I hardly play this game. I personally think it's extremely mediocre and feels more like a hardware test than a proper KOF game. The game has no storyline and doesn't fit in anywhere in the rest of the series.
I don't really like the character art...it's not that bad, but it's not great either. The music is a bit too mellow for my taste. Most stages look quite good and only a few are a bit boring. The controls on the other hand are very good and responsive, just the way a KOF game should play. The character roster is pretty interesting as well, but not nearly as great as the roster from KOF XI.
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RiKo
I haven't played this either. I think unless SNK makes a big effort their KOF games often look a bit dated on more powerful hardware. It looks ok though and Cthulhu says it still plays well. Thumbs Up
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Eh, to me, it just looks like a KOF 2002 (not UM) re-skin with only the stages getting some HD treatment. All this screams obvious beta like KOF XII.
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Never played it but I'd like to get it along with KoFXI and NGBC for the Atomiswave.
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vas
Tried to get this working on a emu ,

but I had quite a few graphic glitches , not sure if it was my setup or that's how it runs , had 1 fight that run full 60fps then after that it wouldn't keep frames (maybe a certain stages need less cpu) look ok played like it was in treacle sluggish controls. Maybe if I pickup a ps2 in future I hunt this down and give it a proper go I certaily wouldn't advise emulator route for this.
 
Murikov
vas wrote:

Tried to get this working on a emu...

It's a shame that many Atomiswave titles are so tricky to emulate. I think the game that worked best with me so far was Hokuto No Ken, but even then not totally flawless.
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vas
There's so many variation with speed with versions it's stupid. I have 1 version that plays like you said fotns perfect and the same emu same setting driffrent version mind you. lags like a bitch I test 3 versions with fotns dolphin blue and neo wave , they all played diffrent say fotns played perfect on one version but the other didn't dolphin worked enough to play on another but broke other two games. Etc so it's not practical to have 7 emus to play 7 games differently.

Fotns works perfect on one version that's good enough for me , never managed to try metal slug 6 on a emu . Sure I have it for the wii though.

Maybe in future atomiswave be playable via mame since it is a arcade board after all.
 
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