The King of Fighters 96 PC Game is a 1996’s fighting game which released by SNK for Neo Geo arcade & home consoles. This is the 3rd game in King of Fighters game series, following The King of Fighters 95 PC Game. Like its predecessor, game was ported to Neo-Geo CD, as well as PlayStation & Sega Saturn. Unlike previous game, PlayStation and Saturn versions those were released only in Japan, with language setting allowing player to set game to English.
It’s also part of compilation of The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga that for the platform of PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable & Wii. This game was also released on Wii Virtual Console in Japan on 15th February, 2011, in North America on 12th July, 2012 and in PAL region on 22th November, 2012.
The game have made few changes to the gameplay such as the new techniques with various changes of some teams, and a few of them is introducing new characters. Plot follows new King of Fighters tournament which created by Chizuru Kagura, heir of Yata Clan who want to find & recruit Kyo Kusanagi, in where who defeated previous KOF host, Rugal Bernstein, to ask him & his bitter rival and Iori Yagami, to help her in sealing of the Orochi demon. New boss is one of servants from Orochi and Goenitz, who appears after the Chizuru is defeated.
SNK members they had various troubles with development of these game as they dragged on right up to time of its scheduled release. That happened since developers difficulties with making sprites & special moves of new characters. These game has had mixed of reviews from the several video games publications.
The King of Fighters 96 Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Xp / Win 7 / 8 / Vista 32 bit
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1700+ / Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210 / AMD Radeon X600 Series