STAGE 60: The King Of Fighters

Congratulations, you have been invited to participate in the King of Fighters tournament.

One of the longest and most recognizable fighting game series in SNK’s existence, The King of Fighters began the trend of making its most notable characters cross the boundaries of their respective titles to clash in teams of three to help elevate something that, at the time, would be considered Dream Matches.

While the more noticeable characters were used order to attract gamers who played those games, the real joy of the series that made players come back for more was the incorporation of unique match-ups that were only limited by the their imagination.

Now that you’ve assembled a trio of the most legendary superstars of the fighting world, what type of battles with these magnificent fighters encounter along the way? What various match-ups will you create during your fight to the top?

So this is why THIS STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour is covering some amazing tracks from the the KING OF FIGHTERS game series.

So choose your fighters and be ready for what’s in store!


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Full track listing:
===========Game – Composer – Title – Company========

1.) The King of Fighters ’94 – Masahiko Hataya, Akihiro Uchida, Brother-Hige & PEARL SHIBAKICHI (Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan) – “Napolitan Blues (Italy Stage), Ketsutou r&d (Boss Stage 2) & Jungle Bouncer (Brazil Stage)” – August 25, 1994 – SNK – Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sony Playstation & Arcades

2.) The King of Fighters ’95 – Masahiko Hataya, Yasuo Yamate, Brother-Hige, PEARL SHIBAKICHI & Akihiro Uchida – “Club M/Blue Sky Flute (Mediterranean Sea Stage), Ryuuko and Ken/To Sway a Man’s Heart (America Stage) & Guitar/ Omega and Rugal (Last Boss Stage 2)“ – July 25, 1995 – SNK – Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sega Saturn, Game Boy, Sony Playstation, PSN, Wii Virtual Console & Arcades

3.) The King of Fighters ’96 – Masahiko Hataya, Hideki Asanaka, Konny, Toshio Shimizu, Yasumasa Yamada, Yasuo Yamate, Brother-Hige, Akihiro Uchida & MIWA – “ESAKA (Heroes Team Theme), Seoul Road (Kim Team Theme) & Rumbling on the City (New Ikari Team Theme)” – July 30, 1996 – SNK – Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Game Boy, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console & Arcades

4.) The King of Fighters ’97 – Hideki Asanaka, Toshio Shimizu, Jojouha KITAPY, Yasumasa Yamada, Yasuo Yamate, Akihiro Uchida, Kyoko Naka, ZOE & MARIMO – “London March (Billy Kane Theme), ESAKA FOREVER (Kyo Kusanagi Theme) & BLUE MARY’S BLUES (Blue Mary Theme)” – July 28, 1997 – SNK – Neo-Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation, PS2, PS 4, PSN, PlayStation Vita, Wii Virtual Console, iOS, Android, Windows PC & Arcades

5.) The King of Fighters ’98 – Hideki Asanaka, Yasuo Yamate & MARIMO – “Tremble! Shuddering Gong (Psycho Soldier Team), Fairy (Women Fighters Team), Soul Town (Kim Team), Rhythmic Hallucination (Yashiro of the Parched Earth), ESAKA (Kyo Kusanagi) & XXX (Boss Stage)”- July 23, 1998 – SNK – Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sony PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, PSN, XBLA, Wii Virtual Console, iOS, Android, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch & Arcades

6.) The King of Fighters ’99: Millennium Battle – Hideki Asanaka, ZOE, MARIMO, USAKO-X , Yasuo Yamate, Toshio Shimizu & Hori Hori – “KD-0079 (Hero Team Theme), W.W.III (Ikari Team Theme), The way to rebirth (Korea Team Theme) & ESAKA? (Acid Mix)“ – July 22, 1999 – SNK – Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, Sony PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, PSN, Wii Virtual Console, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch eShop & Arcades

7.) The King of Fighters 2000 – Hideki Asanaka, ZOE, MARIMO, USAKO-X & Yasuo Yamate – “The Trooper & WILD PARTY“ – July 26, 2000 – SNK – Neo Geo, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC & Arcades

8.) The King of Fighters 2001 – Masahiko Hataya & Kikuko Hataya – “All OK! (Fatal Fury Team Theme), My Whip (Ikari Warriors Team Theme) & NESTS: Ruler Company in the Darkness (NESTS Team Theme)“ – November 15, 2001 – BrezzaSoft & Eolith/Eolith & Playmore – Neo Geo, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, PSN, Windows PC & Arcades

9.) The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle – Masahiko Hataya & Yasuo Yamate – “Stormy Saxophone 2 (Iori Yagami Theme), Deserted Town (Cambodia Stage), Diet (Women Fighters Team), Medley Raging Flame of the Earth (98 Shadow Orochi Team) & Psycho Soldier (Psycho Soldier Team) “ – October 10, 2002 – Playmore & Eolith – Windows PC, Neo Geo, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, PSN, Microsoft Xbox & Arcades

10.) The King of Fighters 2003 – Yasuo Yamate, Masahiko Hataya & Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin – “Splendid Evil (New Heroes Team: Ash / Duo Lon / Shen), Prolongation (New Fatal Fury Team 1: Terry / Joe / Griffon) & Villainous (New Fatal Fury Team 2: Gato / Billy / Yamazaki)“ – December 12, 2003 – SNK NeoGeo/SNK Playmore & Atlus – Neo Geo, PS2, Microsoft Xbox, PS3 & Arcades

11.) The King of Fighters XI – Hideki Asanaka, MARIMO & USAKO X – “Queen (Rivals Team Theme: Elisabeth Blanctorche/Benimaru Nikaido/Duo Lon), New Order (Kyo & Iori Team Theme: Kyo Kusanagi/Iori Yagami/Shingo Yabuki), KDD-0075 (K’ Team: K’/Maxima/Kula Diamond) & Diet (Yuri Sakazaki’s Theme) – October 26, 2005 – SNK Playmore & Atlus/ SNK Playmore – PS2, PSN & Arcades

12.) The King of Fighters XII – Hideki Asanaka & Yasuo Yamate – “Theme OF XII (ver.1), Matryoshka Dance (Ver.2) & ESAKA ’08” – April 10, 2009 – SNK Playmore/SNK Playmore & Ignition Entertainment – PS3, Xbox 360 & Arcades

13.) The King of Fighters XIII – Tetsuhiro Ogawa, Iku Mizutani, Toshihiko Hiraguchi, Tomonao Niiya, Makoto Suehiro & Tasuku Mizutani – “Each Promise (Elisabeth Team), KDD-0063 (K’ Team), London March (Billy Kane’s Theme), Toki wo Suberu Mono (Saiki’s Theme) & Geese ni Katakori (Geese Howard Theme) – July 14, 2010 – SNK Playmore – Arcades, Ps3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, iOS & Android

14.) The King of Fighters XIV – Steven McNair, Hideki Asanaka, ZOE, HORI_HORI a.k.a. DUGIA♪, Naoki Kita, Rio “88” Hashikawa, Minori Sasaki, & Mayuko Hino – “Departure from South Town (FATAL FURY TEAM BGM), KD-SR (K’ TEAM BGM), Magical Sky (ANOTHER WORLD TEAM BGM), New Order/KOF XIV ver.(Fateful Battle BGM7) & Soy Sauce for Geese (SOUTH TOWN TEAM BGM)“ – August 23, 2016 – SNK – PS4, Windows PC & Arcades

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