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King of the Monsters (キング・オブ・ザ・モンスターズ) is a series of fighting/wrestling games created by SNK Corporation and Takara for the Neo Geo, featuring giant Monsters reminiscent of kaiju and tokusatsu.

The first game was released by SNK on February 25, 1991 in Japan, with later ports for the Super NES and Sega Genesis by Takara. Players get to choose any one of six Monsters (four in the ports) for battle, and two players can join forces to fight the monsters together. Battles end when one of the monsters is pinned for a three count or if time expires (in which case the player loses).

On May 25, 1992, SNK and Takara released a sequel for the Neo Geo. Takara also ported it to the Super NES and Genesis in 1993. This sequel takes the original in a new direction by using three of the monsters from the original game as heroes in a side-scrolling beat 'em up. Geon, Astro Guy, and Woo all upgrade themselves to defend Earth against an alien threat led by a creature called Famardy. The game also features a 2-player competition mode.

Characters

Introduced in King of the Monsters

Introduced in King of the Monsters 2

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