The King of Fighters '95

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The King of Fighters '95
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: SNK
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 Action/Kakutou Action (格闘アクション)[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-3101G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81088-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[5][4] MK81088-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Non-Sega versions
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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

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Kyo Kusanagi
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Benimaru Nikaido
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Goro Daimon

Art of Fighting Team

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Ryo Sakazaki
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Robert Garcia
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Takuma Sakazaki

Fatal Fury Team

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Terry Bogard
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Andy Bogard
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Joe Higashi

Ikari Warriors Team

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Heidern
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Ralf Jones
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Clark Still

Psycho Soldier Team

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Athena Asamiya
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Sie Kensou
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Chin Gentsai

Korea Justice Team

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Kim Kaphwan
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Chang Koehan
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Choi Bounge

Women Fighters Team

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Yuri Sakazaki
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Mai Shiranui
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King

Rivals Team

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Iori Yagami
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Eiji Kisaragi
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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 1996[6]). 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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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-05: "1996-05 (1996-03-22)" (1996-03-08)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 [7]
88 [8]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR) PAL
92
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK) NTSC
75
[10]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[5]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[11]
Fun Generation (DE) NTSC-J
70
[12]
GameFan (US) NTSC
90
[13]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
88
[14]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-J
94
[15]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
73
[16]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
79
[17]
neXt Level (DE)
80
[18]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[19]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
89
[20]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
93
[21]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
86
[22]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-J
81
[23]
Sega Saturn
82
Based on
16 reviews

The King of Fighters '95

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Disc
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Manual
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Jewel Case
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ROM cart
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
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Cover
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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 '95

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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
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Arcade
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Sony PlayStation 4
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