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KOF: Sky Stage is an arcade vertical danmaku shooting game with  characters from The King of Fighters series. In order to rescue fighters trapped in Orochi's dimensional prison, these heroes have been given the ability to fly through the skies by Chizuru Kagura and use their abilities to shoot down various demons and wraiths. It was released in arcades January 22, 2010 and is also available for Xbox 360. The game has spawned a spiritual sequel titled Neo Geo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting.

The main illustrations are done by Hiroaki.

Gameplay

There are three buttons each one assigned for a separate ability: shoot (A), ultimate technique (B) and bomb (C). Shooting allows the player to rapidly fire in a continuous vertical line in front of them with each button press. The ultimate technique is a powerful attack that requires at least one full bar of energy in the ultimate technique gauge to use it. The bar is located at the bottom left corner of the screen. The player is allowed a maximum of three full bars and can charge the gauge by holding down the B button. The number of full bars will alter the effects and spread of the ultimate technique. The bomb can be used to clear a wide arc across the screen. Their use is limited based on how many the player has acquired during the stage.

Whenever an enemy is destroyed, it releases a medal (multiple medals when larger demons are destroyed) that can be collected for bonus points. There are three kinds of medal--copper (actually verdigris), silver, and gold, in increasing order of value. What kind of medal is released depends on how close the character is to the enemy when it is destroyed; gold medals require the character to be practically adjacent to the enemy.

Stages are interspersed with story dialogue in the beginning, before encountering a boss and at the end.

The second loop of the game (i.e. stages 2-1 to 2-6) can only be accessed if the player collects one invitation card from each stage of the first loop and furthermore clears the game using only one credit. The invitation cards are generated by shooting a character in the background in each stage several times (Ryo Sakazaki, Geese Howard, Ralf Jones and Clark Still, Chang Koehan, Richard Meyer) until they disappear; the invitation card will slowly drop from the top of the screen a few seconds later.

Characters

Official Roster

Bosses

Gallery

Trailer

Trivia

  • KOF Sky Stage is currently the final SNK game to have full English voice acting for its characters.

External Links

The King of Fighters series
Mainline '94'95'96'97'98'992000200120022003XIXIIXIIIXIVXV
Remakes Dream Match 1999'99 Evolution'94 Re-Bout'98 Ultimate Match2002 Unlimited Match
Offshoots R-1R-2EX: Neo BloodEX2: Howling BloodNeowave
Spin-offs Quiz King of FightersThe King of Fighters: KyoBattle de ParadiseKOF: Maximum ImpactKOF: Maximum Impact 2KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"KOF Sky StageOnline'98 Ultimate Match WebSNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
Mobile The King of Fighters -Mobile- / R-2-Volleyball-KOF Gals MahjongThe King of MillionaireThe King of ReversiMahjongKOF Kentei - Mezase Cult Quiz Ou!Moeyo! KOF DaiundokaiKOF x Garou DensetsuBattle Festa-i/AndroidEncounterThe Rhythm of Fighters'98 Ultimate Match OnlineBeast Busters featuring KOFWorldDestinyAll StarOrochi GoM: Fighting Stars AssemblyKOF: Chroniclefor Girls
Pachinko The King of FightersChapter of NESTSMaximum ImpactIIICR The King of Fighters
Compilations Orochi CollectionThe Orochi SagaNESTS Collection
Cancelled Online (UnoTechnology)Fighters' WorldKOF MI "A2"KOF: Maximum Impact 360Online (DragonFly/Triple A Games)
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The King of Fighters games
Prologue The King of Fighters '94
Orochi Saga The King of Fighters '95The King of Fighters '96The King of Fighters '97
NESTS Chronicles The King of Fighters '99The King of Fighters 2000The King of Fighters 2001
Tales of Ash The King of Fighters 2003The King of Fighters XIThe King of Fighters XIII
Shun'ei Saga The King of Fighters XIVThe King of Fighters XV
Dream Matches The King of Fighters '98The King of Fighters 2002The King of Fighters XII
Remakes The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999The King of Fighters '99 EvolutionThe King of Fighters '94 Re-BoutThe King of Fighters '98 Ultimate MatchThe King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match
Maximum Impact series KOF: Maximum ImpactKOF: Maximum Impact 2KOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A"
Offshoots King of Fighters R-1King of Fighters R-2The King of Fighters EX: Neo BloodThe King of Fighters EX2: Howling BloodThe King of Fighters Neowave
Spin-offs Quiz King of FightersThe King of Fighters: KyoThe King of Fighters: Battle de ParadiseKOF Sky StageThe King of Fighters Online (DragonFly)The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match WebSNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
Mobile The King of Fighters -Mobile- / R-2The King of Fighters -Volleyball-KOF Gals MahjongThe King of MillionaireThe King of ReversiMahjongKOF Kentei - Mezase Cult Quiz Ou!Moeyo! KOF DaiundokaiKOF x Garou DensetsuBattle Festa-i/AndroidEncounterThe Rhythm of FightersThe King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match OnlineBeast Busters featuring KOFThe King of Fighters: WorldThe King of Fighters Destiny (Game)The King of Fighters All StarOrochi GoThe King of Fighters M: Fighting Stars AssemblyKOF: ChronicleThe King of Fighters for Girls
Pachinko The King of FightersChapter of NESTSMaximum ImpactIIICR The King of Fighters
Compilations The King of Fighters Orochi CollectionThe King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi SagaThe King of Fighters NESTS Collection
Cancelled The King of Fighters Online (UnoTechnology)The King of Fighters' WorldKOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A2"KOF: Maximum Impact 360The King of Fighters Online (Cancelled)
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