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STAGE 60: The King Of Fighters

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.

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Retro VGM Selects: Art of Fighting – The Definitive Soundtrack

Retro VGM Selects: Art of Fighting – The Definitive Soundtrack

Developed and published by SNK for their Neo Geo arcade platform on September 24, 1992, Art of Fighting began a new series of fighting games for the company, who has already established their path with the release of Fatal Fury one year prior. Art of Fighting was set as a prequel to that series; taking place in the fictional city of South Town, the game saw protagonists Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, friends and rivals who are practitioners of the Sakazaki family’s Kyokugen Karate fighting school, undertake a dangerous quest through the crime ridden town to find and rescue Ryo’s younger sister Yuri from the dangerous mob boss, Mr. Big, and to also find out what happened to their father, Takuma. What set the original Art of Fighting apart from other fighting games was its presentation: massive sprites, a strong cinematic soundtrack, a story mode where only Ryo and Robert were playable characters, and its cinematic presentation of its storyline, with characters that had more developed personalities, unique fighting styles, and cutscenes that advanced the story, were a far cry from Capcom’s Street Fighter II, which was also released in 1991.

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STAGE 49: Street Fighter

STAGE 49: Street Fighter

Debuting in the arcades in 1987, the original “Street Fighter” was at best a moderate success.

Although it is generally agreed among gamers that the first Street Fighter was the fighting game series that kicked off the popularity of the fighting game genre, it was Street Fighter II – The World Warrior that truly took the world of video games and the world in general by storm.

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