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The King of Fighters-i 2012
Tightening its grip on the crown
by Harry Slater 7/5/2012
Product: The King of Fighters-i 2012
Developer: In-house
Publisher: SNK Playmore
Format: iPhone
Genre: Fighting
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Fighting games are always iterative. They'll add a few numbers and maybe a word or two, chuck in a couple of extra characters and a few gameplay tweaks, and call it a new release.

So it's no surprise to see The King of Fighters-i 2012 strutting its way into the ring, with its extended roster and extra modes. For once, though, this is a title that's more than worthy of its spot on the App Store - a new challenger that improves on its predecessor in every singly way.

More kings and queens

The first thing you'll notice is that the number of fighters has more than doubled, from 14 to 32, with two extra scrappers available as paid DLC. It's an embarrassment of riches, and SNK fans will be in heaven. ...
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Summary
A brilliant revamp of the original that ups the ante for iOS brawlers, King of Fighters-i 2012 is only let down by its slightly laggy online bouts
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 7
Overall: 8
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