The_King_of_Fighters_'94_-_posterIt's nuts to think that The King of Fighters hit arcades twenty years ago. Packed with characters from SNK's other fighting games, you could pump quarters in to arcade machines to duke it out using fighters from Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and even some dudes original to the King of Fighters games. Following that, they started releasing yearly iterations until 2003, with subsequent games released with roman numeral suffixes instead.

The King of Fighters in some form or another has been ported to seemingly every platform to exist everywhere including but not limited to both the N-Gage and the equally defunct Neo Geo Pocket. As such, it wasn't much of a surprise to see them eventually pop up on the App Store.

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To celebrate, SNK has dropped the price of every iOS game of theirs down to 99¢. Here's the full list:

  • The King of Fighters '97 [$2.99]
  • The King of Fighters '98 [$2.99]
  • The King of Fighters-i [$2.99]
  • The King of Fighters-i 2012 [$0.99]
  • Metal Slug [$2.99]
  • Metal Slug 2 [$2.99]
  • Metal Slug 3 [$2.99]
  • Metal Slug X [$2.99]
  • Samurai Shodown II [$2.99]
  • Blazing Star [$0.99]

It's a hell of a sale, with these games typically priced anywhere between $2.99 and $6.99. You can't really go wrong picking all of them up.

  • doublezz

    And also DotEmu is on sale. I just got their R Type, it's awesome! The only complain is if they could disable iPhone's auto screen dim feature as I am playing on controller...

  • Rubius

    I would totally take advantage of this deal if I didn't already own most of these.

  • ra51

    This is fricken awesome. Time to waste some money.

  • Speedster117

    If I could only get one which one should I get?

    • Rubius

      If you want a fighting game, then get Samurai Showdown 2 or King of Fighters 97. If you want a shooter then you should get Metal Slug X or Blazing Star.

  • FallenAfh

    Is there anyway to enable unlimited continues in the metal slug and shooter games? I remember there being limited continues when I played R-type and metal slug on a friends ipad.

  • terrence92

    I got i 2012 because I can play it with the controller! 😀

  • danieljk12

    What is the best King of Fighters and the best Metal Slug?

    • doublezz

      KOF 98 and Metal Slug 3

  • 7lilwhitewolf7

    Horrible Atmosphere

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  • OutSpoken

    If only Kof-i 2012 still had a online battle community...sadly it doesn't anymore.. Sigh..