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KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A" (KOFケーオーエフ マキシマムインパクト レギュレーション "Aエー") is a fighting game developed by SNK Playmore and is an upgrade to KOF: Maximum Impact 2. It was released for the Taito Type-X2 arcade system in July 2008. It is the only arcade release made for the KOF: MI series. It adds the classic 3 on 3 game play from the 2D KOF series with the hopes of winning over the series' fanbase as well as new players. The game was also released for the PlayStation 2 only in Japan on July 26, 2008.

Several stages as well as the story and challenge modes from Maximum Impact 2 have been removed. In addition, all of the characters have lost half of their outfits in both normal and alternate types. Armor Ralf was removed from the roster due to him overpowering the rest of the casts. Some new music, including songs from the original Maximum Impact and Sengoku 3, have been added, in addition to new alternate versions of stages and a new level for Makoto Mizoguchi.


The new original character added to the roster is:

  • Xiao Lon, Duo Lon's adopted sister and an assassin ninja of the Hizoku clan. She is usually a normal and curious girl. Prone to crying and mercy, she is disliked by most of her clan and her powers alienate her from being truly accepted into society. She reverts to being an assassin once she leaves her home but seems to find displeasure in her profession.

Other new additions to the game include Ash Crimson, Blue Mary and Makoto Mizoguchi from Fighter's History series.

Returning Characters

Removed Character

New Characters

Original Character

The King of Fighters series

Fatal Fury series

Fighters' History series



See also


  • A sequel called KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A" 2 was announced for the PS2 and Taito TypeX2 at the Tokyo Game Show 2008. Many believed that the game was put on hold due to the development of KOFXII, but it was later canceled.

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