The King of Fighters is one of the most popular fighting series among the Brazilian public for a variety of factors. SNK franchise games have had a great response in our territory, such as national characters, translation into our language and very popular machines in various installations. All of this has helped turn the story into a legend in galleries and is still remembered as a phenomenon. Check out some wanderings of The King of Fighters franchise:
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The King of Fighters had a good cast of Brazilian characters in his career. These include Leona warrior, veteran Capoeirista Richard Meyer, and some younger ones, such as the Hattori Flags ninja and Nelson's lunar boxing arm. But initially, the players thought there was even more of them, as they were sure that Heidern, Ralf and Clarke were also Brazilian fighters. All the confusion happened because it was on The King of Fighters & # 39; 94 "Brazil Team", which leads us to another curiosity.
King of Fighters was a big hit in Brazil and had some national characters – Foto: Reprodução / MobyGames
Brazil team without Brazil
In the King of Fighters & # 39; 94 fighter groups were divided by countries and one of them was named "Brazil Team" by Heidern, Ralf and Clarke. However, none of these characters are Brazilian, they acted only in the Amazon and thus earned this name. They later became the "Ikari Team" (as in the Ikari Warriors game) and ironically even got their first Brazilian member: Leona.
At King of Fighters & # 39; 94 the Brazilian team had no Brazilians – Photo: Playback / Vizzed
One of the first game crossovers
Right now games like Marvel Vs. Capcom and the Super Smash Bros. series. They offer really impressive crossovers in the gaming world, but they owe a lot to the historical factor of the King of Fighters. The SNK series was the first to use the idea of a crossover fighting game with characters from different games when The King of Fighters & # 39; 94 was released. Other franchises have met or joined forces in the games, but never before in a direct combat game.
King of Fighters was one of the first crossovers in the game industry – Photo: Press Release / SNK Playmore
In King of Fighters & # 39; 97, some characters appeared in strange, powerful and violent forms. It was quickly nicknamed "owned" by the Brazilian public. However, the reason for their form and super power was that they are descendants of the gods of the god Orochi, a villain of this capital of the game. The characters they seemed to possess were Iori and Leona, who, unlike Shermie, Chris and Yashiro, woke up to a ritual against their will and, as a result, lost control.
Iori and Leona claim King of Fighters had some "possessed" fighters – Photo: Play / Hiroko Yagami
Almost a Beat 'em Up
Before King of Fighters & # 39; 94 started producing it to become the game we know, the project started as Beat & # 39; em Up. The game will be called Survivor and will be in the same style of play as Streets of Rage or Final. Fighting It would also only include characters from Fatal Fury and the art of fighting. As the project did not work, it was remodeled into a battle game.
King Of Fighters Was Almost Beat & # 39; Em Up As Streets Of Rage Or Final Fight – Photo: Play / Vysethedetermined2
In the 1990s it was rare to find a game translated into Portuguese, but games from The King of Fighters series often hit the galleries in our language. That's not to say they were good translations, they had some terrible mistakes, but they were still one of the factors that helped spread the series in Brazil.
The King of Fighters made mistakes in their translation but at a time when it was rare to see games in Portuguese – Photo: Playback / Andre Rugal Recife
The first King of Fighters
Usually when we think of the first players of The King of Fighters, go back to the first game in the series, The King of Fighters & # 39; 94, but it wasn't their first release. The "King of Fighters" champion himself started in the Fatal Fury franchise, whose first game was called Fatal Fury: The King of Fighters, a title that influenced the creation of the franchise.
The first "King of Fighters" tournament took place before the franchise, in the game Fatal Fury – Photo by Reproduction / Nautiljon
Unusual game characters
For a company that made fighting games like SNK, it was obvious to use characters that already had the same fatal Fury and fight art. However, one weird decision was to add corporate game characters that had nothing to do with the fight, such as Ralf and Clark from Ikari Warriors or Athena from Psycho Soldier.
King of Fighters brought unexpected characters such as Ralf and Clark from Ikari Warriors – Photo by Playback / Nintendo Portugal
One thing that few players know is that the King of Fighters has his own schedule within the SNK universe. This was necessary mainly because the race art game takes place over 10 years before Fatal Fury and it would not be interesting to have older versions of Ryo, Robert or Yuri respect the dating of their respective games.
King of Fighters Has Own Timetable for Non-Aging Fighter Art – Photo by Reproduction / Taringa
The original design of Orochi
The great evil of the King of Fighters & # 39; 97 is the god Orochi, who was resurrected in the body of fighter Chris. One thing few people know is that in his original plan, Orochi would look completely naked, wrapped in light to cover some parts and with a ball of energy he would use to deliver attacks. The producers eventually changed the plan to something more limited.
King of Fighters had almost seamless design for villain Orochi – Photo: Reproduction / The Video Game Museum
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