The King of Fighters EX 2: Howling Blood is the second game of the series to
land on the GBA and features 7 new teams, 3 new characters and 3 new modes of
play. The game is set in one of the most exclusive fighting tournaments of the
world called "King of Fighters" and brings back all your favourite characters
plus three new characters that is sure to keep things interesting.
can play as a variety of different characters that include the sexy but deadly
redhead Moe Habana or as the fast and lethal Kyo Kusanagi. With over 21
characters to select from, The King of Fighters EX 2 (now known as KoF 2) not
only guarantees gamers longevity but also variety that is the spice of life.
been a fan of fighting games from day one and no matter what console form they
take, I am the most eager of the impuslegamer staff to test these games. When KoF 2
arrived at the office, I was more than eager to slide that cartridge
into my GameBoy Advance SP and once the game was booted up, I was
different styles of gameplay modes in KoF 2 is simply amazing and includes 6
different modes of play such as Classic 3v3 Battle modes, 2-player VS mode,
practice modes and my favourite, the GBA specific story mode. The GBA specific
story mode unfolds the story of the characters you play, similar
to series such as Street Fighter and Tekken. The beauty of this mode is that
the longer you play the game and win various matches, the more secrets your
characters will unlock.
basic premise behind KoF 2 is an old school fighting game that is extremely
similar to the King of Fighters arcade games or for those that are not
familiar to the series, the legendary Street Fighter series. The control
system of the game is extremely easy to master as you use the gamepad to move
your characters while A, B and the two shoulder pads perform a variety of
manoeuvres such as punches, kicks and jumps.
game certainly heats up when you play for a team, for example the Ikari Team
has joined the King of Fighters tournament to uncover a mysterious serial
kidnapping case and as they progress through the tournament, they soon
dark secrets behind the case that will eventually lead them to victory. Each
teams story is uniquely different.