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King of Fighters R-2

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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69

Top Critic Average

64%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchAug 7, 2020

Developer: SNK

Publisher: SNK

Genre: Fighting

THE KING OF FIGHTERS now in chibi form! Create teams of 3 fighters and aim for the top! - Boasts a huge roster of 23 characters including multiple hidden fighters! They look stunning thanks to the colorful pallets! - Add an extra layer of fun with the "MAKING" and create your own version of your favorite character! *"DC MODE" are disabled - Take on a friend in either Tabletop Mode or Handheld Mode! Find who has what it takes to be called the true King of Fighters!

King of Fighters R-2 Critic Reviews

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It may be a handheld game from the late '90s, but there's a solid fighting system in King of Fighters R-2 and genre fans should check it out if it passed them by the first time around. It may be a tad pricey given that it's lacking in the sort of special features many other retro releases get these days, but gameplay's where it counts and in that respect we have no complaints.

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Overall, I think that this might be my favorite re-release on the Nintendo Switch so far. King of Fighters R2 has a fun fighting scheme, features unique and fun personalities renown for the series, and preserves most of what made King of Fighters great — cool moves to pull off during fights. If the screen size could be fixed, we would be golden.

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While I'm certainly hoping to see further Neo Geo Pocket Color games eventually come to the Nintendo Switch, maybe pick from a different genre for the next release. KING OF FIGHTERS R-2 is still decent for what it is, but only big fans of 2D fighters need to experience it on the Switch.

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Athanasios
6 / 10
Cubed3

For what is a simplified and chibi-fied version of The King of Fighters '98, this is pretty neat. There are better alternatives in the world of retro game collections, though. In other words, since this has more of a collector's value, if SNK had included a few more titles from the Neo Geo Pocket Color, it would be a stronger recommendation, as this is somewhat to pricey for what's on offer.

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