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King of Fighters 2002/2003

The eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Read more

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Overall 8

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The Laser
29 November 2005
  • Summary: From a technical standpoint, both games look and play exactly like their arcade counterparts and don't suffer from the load times, missed animation frames and other compromises that marred many of the earlier SNK console ports. The gameplay remains as tight and responsive as you remember, and the familiar moves lists and controls for each character means KOF veterans should feel right at home with this conversion.
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King of Fighters 02/03

The Armchair Empire
7 November 2005
  • Conclusion: As a result, it dodges falling into the hyperactive flashiness of the Marvel games. Additionally, one of your three team members can be designated as the "leader" allowing them an additional set of super moves. An entirely new set of 3D backgrounds have also been created for the home console releases. They're much better than the standard 2D ones, even though they look extremely pixellated unless you turn on the "Soft Focus" option.
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Overall 4

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27 October 2005
  • Excerpt: King of Figthers 2002/2003 is another doublepack from SNK highlighting quality ports of their classic franchise. This time around the fighting games get a new online versus mode, but that's not nearly enough to make this one appealing to anyone not already a King of Fighters fan. The series is feeling dated to the uninitiated, and for most folks, King of Fighters 2002/2003 is a pass (unless you're planning a fun-filled evening of gaming with your dad).
  • Pros: ups: Online Play and Scoreboards
  • Cons: downs: A little too old school for this boy.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

14 October 2005
  • Conclusion: The King of Fighters 2002/2003 may not look as good as Soul Calibur or Dead or Alive, but with it’s cast of nearly 50 characters and deep fighting mechanics it’s just as easy to get addicted to. SNK has managed to release a collection that is not only a good bargain but also features two diverse experiences, something you don’t usually say about SNK’s fighting games.
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Overall 8
Gameplay 8
Graphics 7
Sound 6
Multiplayer 8

The King of Fighters 2002 / 2003

19 September 2005
  • Excerpt: seriesâ€â€�which once so dominated the world of NeoGeoâ€â€�finally have something to rejoice about.
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The King of Fighters 02/03 Review

6 September 2005
  • Excerpt: The King of Fighters 02/03 packs in a $600 value for less than $40, so if nothing else, it's one hell of a deal. This two-disc set includes direct ports of two fighting games that originated on the NeoGeo hardware, the longest-lasting video game system there ever was. So what these games may lack in graphical prowess, they more than make up for in spirit and underlying quality.
  • Pros: Two rock-solid 2D fighting games in one package, Tried-and-true SNK gameplay means there's tons of depth to discover, Significantly different play experience from one game to the next, Huge variety of characters to choose from
  • Cons: Decidedly dated (though charming) presentation, Not much in the way of extra features, Online play feels half-baked in King of Fighters 2002
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Overall 1

King of Fighters 2002

24 February 2006
  • Conclusion: Entsprechend gilt: Wer auf Technik komplett pfeift und einen anspruchsvollen 2D-Prügler sucht, wird mit der King of Fighters-Episode perfekt unterhalten. Wer dagegen ein Kampfsportspiel sucht, das neben der Spielmechanik auch noch in den anderen Aspekten modernen Anforderungen entspricht, verzichtet trotz Nice Price auf das Spiel und greift zur Dead or Alive-Serie.
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Overall 7
Gameplay 8
Graphics 7
Sound 7
Lastability 8

The King of Fighters 2002

5 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Parfois le jeu vidéo est logique. En effet, après la sortie de la compilation regroupant les épisodes 2000 et 2001 de la célèbre série des King Of Fighters, voici que vient vers nous la déclinaison 2002, se plaçant dans l'ordre naturel des choses. Pourtant, un léger problème se glisse dans cette mécanique huilée à la sueur, prenant la forme d'un certain KOF 2003.
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