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The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ '94ナインティフォー RE-BOUTリバウト) is a remake of The King of Fighters '94 featuring high-definition sprites in 3D backgrounds, a newer design layout, online gaming, and a new animated intro. The illustrations for this game were also made by Hiroaki. Most of the gaming mechanics and story remain the same as the original. Several characters in the King of Fighters series (as well as strikers in The King of Fighters 2000) also make anachronistic appearances in the game's new backgrounds. Lucky owners could also collect KOF 10th Anniversary pinky figurines of Mai and Athena with their purchase.

In April 2005, SNK Playmore confirmed it was working on an Xbox version for a North American release, but this version was cancelled in 2006. According to a recent interview, the overall negative fan feedback from these high-definition sprites lead to the idea of creating brand new ones for The King of Fighters XII.

Gameplay

The gameplay is the same of KOF '94, with some changes.

Characters

Note: Unlike in the original, where the entire teams can be choosed, the players can now edit their teams to their own liking.

Original Team Roster

Japan Team (A.K.A. Hero Team, Protagonist Team or Kyo Team)

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Kyo Kusanagi
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Benimaru Nikaido
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Goro Daimon

Fatal Fury Team (A.K.A. Garou Densetsu Team) (Italy)

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Terry Bogard
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Andy Bogard
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Joe Higashi

Art of Fighting Team (A.K.A. Kyokugenryu Team) (Mexico)

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Ryo Sakazaki
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Robert Garcia
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Takuma Sakazaki

Ikari Warriors Team (A.K.A. Ikari Team) (Brazil)

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Heidern
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Ralf Jones
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Clark Still

Psycho Soldier Team (A.K.A. Athena Team) (China)

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Athena Asamiya
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Sie Kensou
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Chin Gentsai

Women Fighters Team (England)

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King
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Mai Shiranui
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Yuri Sakazaki

Korea Justice Team (A.K.A. Kim Team) (South Korea)

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Kim Kaphwan
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Chang Koehan
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Choi Bounge

American Sports Team (USA)

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Heavy-D!
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Lucky Glauber
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Brian Battler

Single Entry

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Saisyu Kusanagi

Boss

Rugal in the first round.Rugal in the second round onwards.

Rugal Bernstein (now selectable at the start of the game)

Stage Cameos

Note: The cameo characters appears in any stage, except in Brazil Stage.

The King of Fighters series

Fatal Fury/MOTW series

Art of Fighting series

Samurai Shodown series

Other Games

Stages

Gameplay of Mai vs. Athena

Note: For this game, new stages have been developed. However, it is possible to use the original stages instead by accessing the game's option menu.
  • Japan — Hero Team: The Yebisu Garden Place, in Tokyo. Features Christmas trees, buildings, people and various ice statues. Depending on the angle at which the characters fight, various houses and the game's logo in a giant format can be seen.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, there is a slight snowstorm; in the 2nd round, the snowstorm intensifies; from the 3rd round, it is already nighttime and yellow lights can be seen throughout the stage as the snowstorm comes to a halt.
  • Italy — Fatal Fury Team: A wooden ship sailing through the waters of Venice. Features houses, grocery stores and some people on bridges and in gondolas.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, sunny day; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd, nighttime.
  • Mexico — Art of Fighting Team: The Pao Pao Cafe. The fight takes place on a platform that moves up and down around the stage. Many people can be seen, including bartenders behind counters and several mariachi singers. It also features pictures of the original stage and of Richard Meyer and Bob Wilson, respectively owner and waiter of the restaurant, as well as master and student.
    • Changes: in the 1st, 3rd and last rounds, the fight occurs inside the restaurant; in the 2nd and 4th rounds, it takes place outside.
  • Brazil — Ikari Warriors Team: A helicopter flying over the Amazon Forest, with a platform. Features a waterfall, a rainbow and parrots.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, sunny day; in the 3rd round, sunset; in the last round, the forest is covered in fog.
  • China — Psycho Soldier Team: The People's Square, in Shanghai. Features people, Chinese lanterns, a staircase and groups of people dressed as dragons, in what appears to be a celebration of the Chinese New Year. The characters also fight in front of the staircase and, depending on the angle of the fight, buildings, houses, fireworks, and monuments can be seen. There are also posters with references to KOF 2003, KOF 2000 and SVC Chaos, respectively, as well as a promotional art of KOF 2001.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, daytime; in the 2nd round, nighttime; from the 3rd round, dawn and the stage is covered in fog.

Gameplay of Terry vs. Choi

  • England — Women Fighters Team: The Tower Hill Memorial, in London. Features the Tower Bridge in the background, fountains, people, birds flying, English soldiers and the iconic English bus.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, daytime; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd, nighttime.
  • Korea — Korea Justice Team: The Changdeokgung Palace, in Seoul. The fight takes place in the Nakseonjae Complex. Features two terraces, one of them sporting a fish statue, as well as people and flags with SNK Playmore and Neo Geo logos. Depending on the angle, the characters can fight near the temple entrance, in front of the terraces or near the flags.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, daytime; in the 2nd round, sunset; from the 3rd round, almost nighttime.
  • USA — American Sports Team: A basketball court near to the Golden Gate Bridge, in California. Features people, a container, a ship, an old train car, basketballs hoops, lamp posts and people, depending on the angle.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, daytime; in the 2nd round, rainy sunset; from the 3rd round, nighttime.

  • Black Noah: The fight takes in an aquatic headquarters. Features statues of bosses of the franchise, a control panel, pictures of Rugal and a hologram of the Earth. Also features a helicopter behind the window. Depending on the angle, the characters can fight next to the control panel or near the picture. Associated with Rugal.
    • Changes: in the 1st round, the place remains as is; in the 2nd round, red alarm lights start flashing as the place comes close to self-destruction.

External links

Note: The following videos were included by Gamest magazine to celebrate KOF's 10th anniversary. They summarize the Orochi and NESTS story arcs.
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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