Number of Players
Release Date

Neo Geo

  • 1994

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 7th Jan 2008, 900 points
  • 23rd Nov 2007, 900 points
  • 6th Nov 2007, 900 points

Switch eShop

  • 16th Mar 2017, $7.99
  • 16th Mar 2017, £6.29
ACA NEOGEO, King of Fighters
Controller Support

Screenshots (6)

The King of Fighters '94 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '94 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '94 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '94 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '94 Screenshot
The King of Fighters '94 Screenshot


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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '94

    Retro royalty

    Hamster is doing a great job of populating the Nintendo Switch eShop with classic Neo Geo titles but the order of release is a little puzzling. Metal Slug 3 has arrived before the original, and King of Fighters '98 was available at launch, only for King of Fighters '94 to arrive slightly later. Given the refinements that occurred...

  • 2

    Virtual Console / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '94

    Fatal Fury x Art of Fighting.

    Although SNK's Fatal Fury and Samurai Shodown franchises placed the company on the map as far as 2D fighting games were concerned, it wasn't until the release of the first King of Fighters game SNK could go toe-to-toe with Capcom's Street Fighter – and win. For the uninitiated, KOF involves picking a team of three...

About The Game

As the first game in the long-running King of Fighters series, The King of Fighters '94 brought together popular characters from other well-known franchises and pitted them against each other. Match warriors from Fatal Fury against favorites from its sister series, Art of Fighting. Or see if the casts of the Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier series better suit your fighting style.Plus, there's a set of brand new characters, exclusive to the KOF series, who are willing to join the fray.

But there's a twist: Instead of the standard best-two- out-of-three-rounds fight setup, players choose one of eight teams, each made up of three teammates. To win, all members of the other team must be eliminated before your fighters are knocked out.

Use the game's power gauge to inflict maximum damage and end the round with a devastating finishing move. It's a battle royal unlike anything else-a game whose inspiration is easily seen in the fighting games that followed it. Can your team be the last one standing?