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The King of Fighters '95
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher:
Developer:
Original system(s): Neo Geo
Developer(s) of original games: SNK
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (26 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Twin Advanced ROM System
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥7,800 T-3101G
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.99More...[1][2] MK81088-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81088-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81088-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81088-50
Sega Saturn
PL
?PLN ?



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The King of Fighters '95 (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ’95) is the second in the The King of Fighters series, and was released for the Sega Saturn in 1996.

Gameplay

The King of Fighters features characters from multiple SNK franchises, chiefly Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury, but also Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier, plus some unique to this franchise. In The King of Fighters '95, players pick teams of three, which compete against other teams of three before taking on two bosses; a brainwashed Saisyu Kusanagi and Omega Rugal. Unlike the previous game, The King of Fighters '94, players can put any three characters together in a team.

Characters

Hero Team

Kyo Kusanagi
Benimaru Nikaido
Goro Daimon

Fatal Fury Team

Terry Bogard
Andy Bogard
Joe Higashi

Art of Fighting Team

Ryo Sakazaki
Robert Garcia
Takuma Sakazaki

Ikari Warriors Team

Heidern
Ralf Jones
Clark Still

Psycho Soldier Team

Athena Asamiya
Sie Kensou
Chin Gentsai

Women Fighters Team

King
Mai Shiranui
Yuri Sakazaki

Korea Justice Team

Kim Kaphwan
Chang Koehan
Choi Bounge

Rivals Team

Iori Yagami
Eiji Kisaragi
Billy Kane

Bosses

Saisyu Kusanagi
Omega Rugal

History

Release

The game was released in Europe and Japan, but not North America (though a release was planned at one stage for August 1996More...[3]). Subsequent entries in the series for Sega consoles would remain as Japanese exclusives, bar The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 and The King of Fighters: Evolution which would both see releases in North America but not Europe.

The Saturn version marks as one of the few games which use the Twin Advanced ROM System peripheral.

Legacy

In Japan this game was later bundled with its sequels - The King of Fighters '96 and The King of Fighters '97.

Versions

Originally released for the Neo Geo MVS and AES systems, The King of Fighters '95 was subsequently brought to the Neo Geo CD and then the PlayStation and Saturn. The two latter conversions stem from the Neo Geo CD version, which includes a few very minor differences an arranged soundtrack.

With the use of the Twin Advanced ROM System, the Saturn version is able to retain the vast majority of content from its Neo Geo counterpart (as opposed to the PlayStation, which is forced to cut some background animations). It also leads to significantly faster load times than both the Neo Geo CD and the PlayStation, though these still pale in comparison to the arcade game.

Production credits

  • Executive-Producer: E・Kawasaki
  • Producer: T・Nishiyama
  • Chief Director: M・Kuwasashi
  • Sub Director: Toyochan, Haruo Tomita, Namaan・Hiroto
  • System Director: Toyochan
  • System Editor: K・Mac・Nagashima
  • Front Designer: T・Shinkai, Ru!Murakemi, C.Yamasaki, Goro.Hamada, Akihiko Nasu, Y・Hiraki, Ha Gi Ha Ra, H・Otani, M・Asakura, Yoshiko Ogata!, Jacky Sato, Toba, Hayamiponbashi, Miho Uematsu, Akiko Yukawa, Shinsuke, Kalkin.Mizuno, K・Isomura, Hiroto Kittaka, Kohrin, ・・・・・・・・, Meguronomikan, Red Hawk
  • Back Designer: Jetta, Hayashi K-34, Tsugumi, Sahori-E24, Eri Koujitani, Kusunoki-084, Souzi Takamori
  • Program: Shinchan-R32, S・Fujinuki, Cyber・Kondo
  • Sound-Music: Papaya, Tate-Norio, Brother-Hige, Pearl Sibakiti, Ackey
  • Sound-Efect: Yamapy-1, Macky, Mitsuo, Sha-V, Kyo-Chan
  • Voice: A・Sogi, A・Maetsuka, E・Tsuda, E・Yano, H・Ikoma, K・Horie, K・Inage, K・Namase, K・Nanba, K・Yasui, M・Nagasaki, M・Nonaka, M・Usui, S・Hashimoto, N・Hiyama, T・Arai, T・Nishimura, Y・Shima
  • Special Thanks to: Y・Tozono, T・Hosokawa, Takayuki Inoue, Yokoyama, A・Tahara, Shiraishi, M・Kanamaru, 44Oka, R and D Center, Dangerous Bomb, S.Isimatu, Yochi Nakagawa, Team Galapagos, Manoru, Shio Shio Shio, Bruce Tee, Ponta, Sezaki, Mic-Senbey, Rolly Yamamoto, Zennosuke, R.Nariai, Tohru, Dai, Fuku Fuku, Tsu '95, Lion Heart, Y.Oda, H.Miyagami, Anne, Y.Gushiken, Gpz, Stg-Oyaji, Navy-Melon, H.Eguchi, and All SNK Staff



Magazine articles

Main article: The King of Fighters '95/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 More...[4]
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73 №381, p29
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75 №58, p60
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79 No results[9]
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86 More...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[13]
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Based on
14 reviews

Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
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ROM cart
Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Disc
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Jewel Case
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ROM cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
574,586,544 CD-ROM (EU) MK81088-50 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
575,699,040 1996-02-25 CD-ROM (JP) T-3101G V1.000

References


The King of Fighters games for Sega systems / published by Sega
Sega Saturn
The King of Fighters '95 (1996) | The King of Fighters '96 (1996) | The King of Fighters '96 + '95: Gentei KOF Double Pack (1996) | The King of Fighters '97 (1998) | The King of Fighters Best Collection (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 (1999) | The King of Fighters: Evolution (2000) | The King of Fighters 2000 (2002) | The King of Fighters 2001 (2002) | The King of Fighters 2002 (2003)
Arcade
The King of Fighters Neowave (2004) | The King of Fighters XI (2005)
Sony PlayStation 4
The King of Fighters XIV (2016)