The King of Fighters All Star is a free to play, mobile beat’em up RPG game released for iOS and Android, developed by a South Korean gaming company Netmarble authorized by SNK. The game brings together all the characters of the KOF series up to The King of Fighters XIV.

While including KOF series fighters, the game also includes limited crossover events with other franchises and companies. Most notable crossovers have been Gintama (2018, 2020), Samurai Shodown (2019), Tekken (2019), WWE (2020) and Seven Knights (2020: In production). Netmarble stated that more crossovers are in discussions. In addition to crossovers, the game also holds special events that introduces fighters with holiday themes and genderbent characters.

Release History

The game initially released in Japan in July 26, 2018.

After high demand from South Korea, the game was released there in May 9, 2019 having gone through tests at events there since the end of 2018 and holding special venues for promotion.

Netmarble announced a release for a global server (including Americas, Europe and China) in October 22, 2019 with pre-registering being available until then.

The game was ultimately a success for all servers and has been one of the most successful mobile games for The King of Fighters franchise up to date.

Crossover History

Story

The player wakes up in the world of The King of Fighters without any memory to remember. With the help of an energetic girl named Noah, the player must participate in the tournaments from The King of Fighters '94 (and onward), and wins the tournaments in order to regain their memory. Starting from the very beginning (KOF '94), the player must go through each chapters (categorized in specific years) for each saga with NESTS saga being the most recent update.

Features

While including all fighters from the main KOF series, the game implements a gacha system where certain characters are only available for a limted time. These "festa" characters are only obtainable through summons and not by regular unlocking.

Another feature is the battle card system, where certain special moves are unlocked by equipping a matching battle card suited for the specific fighter. Depending on the card, it unlocks super skills that may cost from three bars to five bars of power with having weaker stats for lesser costs. Most cards need to be pulled or manually selected (with the use of tickets), but some are unlockable through Epic Quests (usually costs three bars).

The game also features multiple remixes of BGM's from previous installments depending on the character or his/her team. In addition to soundtracks, the game also includes many stages reminiscent of previous SNK series and respective franchises (for crossovers i.e. Tekken).

Characters

Playable Characters

The Orochi Saga

The NESTS Chronicles

  • K' ('99, XIII and Summer Vacation variants)
  • Maxima ('99 and Pretty variant)
  • Whip ('99 and Merry Christmas variants)
  • Li Xiangfei ('99 and Halloween variant)
  • Jhun Hoon ('99 variant)
  • Bao ('99 variant)
  • Krizalid ('99 variant)
  • Vanessa (2000, Wonderland and Baseball variants)
  • Ramon (2000 variant)
  • Seth (2000 variant)
  • Hinako Shijou (Sakura Festival variant)
  • Kula Diamond (2000, Halloween Party, Summer Vacation and Valentine variants)
  • Clone Zero (2000 and Pretty variants)
  • May Lee Jinju (2001 and Valentine variants)
  • Angel (2001, Halloween Party and Summer Vacation variants)
  • Zero (2001 and Pretty variants)
  • Igniz (2001 variant)
  • Nameless (2002 UM variant)

The Tales of Ash

XIV Arc

Original & NPCs Characters 

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Noah (ノア, Noa)

The first individual the main character encounters after a coma. She helps the MC by providing tutorials and tips.

CV: Kana Hanazawa

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Ryugo (リューゴ, Ryuugo)

The "PLANNER" of the trio. Sees the MC as a bug in the system and plans to get rid of it.

CV: Tomokazu Sugita

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Ein (アイン, Ain)

The "DEBUGGER" of the trio. Sees the MC as a bug in the system and plans to get rid of it.

CV: Saori Hayami

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Kaya (カヤ, Kaya)

The "ARTIST" of the trio. Sees the MC as a bug in the system and plans to get rid of it.

CV: Ayane Sakura

Crossover Characters

Gintama (Shueisha)

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge

Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco)

WWE

Seven Knights (Netmarbles)

Trailers

SNK Characters Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • The King of Fighters All Star is the first game to include all characters with new or recurring voice actors.
  • The game is also the first to use 3-D assets rather than sprites in a mobile KOF game.
  • It is also the first game to introduce Bandai Namco (Tekken) characters along side with SNK characters (SNK being the home game).
  • Tekken characters reuse the current achieved voice clips from Tekken 7, rather than reusing voice clips from Capcom-developed crossover fighting game: Street Fighter X Tekken. While WWE wrestlers are silent, the current commentator, Michael Cole provides commentary voices for the wrestlers’ attacks.
    • Few KOF and Samurai Shodown characters use pre-existing voice clips from previous installments of each franchises.
    • This marks the first KOF game for Wolfgang Krauser to be voiced by a Japanese voice actor.
  • The game provides separate languages for certain characters in their franchises including: Japanese, English and Korean.

External Links

Japanese Version

Korean Version

Global Version

Official Wiki

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