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The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
(1996)




The King of Fighters '96 Neo Geo Collection
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 ネオジオコレクション

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Nettō The King of Fighters '96
熱闘 ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
 
 
 
 

 
The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96

-SCITRON 1500 SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Aug 1996
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00223
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Original Soundtrack' release for the arcade / Neo Geo version, featuring the complete game score spread over 25 tracks followed by a 13-track 'Voice and S.E. Collection'.
View [back] for tracklisting.

CD case, 38-track audio CD, 16-page monochrome booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters '96 Arrange Sound Trax
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 アレンジサウンドトラックス
SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 20 Sep 1996
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00225
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Earlier than usual release of the remixed 'Arrange Soundtrack', featuring the complete remastered score destined for all of the CD-based home versions.

CD case, 18-track audio CD, 28-page booklet, tape inlay, spine card.

The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 27 Sep 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-214
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.70
PRICE
STATUS
The Neo Geo home version of KOF'96 is a thing of sheer beauty. The game may be a bit rough and tough to get to grips with, but it's well worth the effort.

Snap-lock Neo Geo case, 362Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

The King of Fighters '96 Round 1 Graphical Manual
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 ROUND1 グラフィカルマニュアル

GAMEST MOOK VOL.46
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 27 Sep 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID GMC-46
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.7 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.44
PRICE
STATUS
First KOF'96 Gamest Mook in a set of three - this one contains the complete profiles & move lists for the entire cast, all generously illustrated with tons of official art and screenshots.
All the basics innit.

144 pages (128 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 Character Book
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 キャラクターブック
NEO GEO FREAK EDITORIAL
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 30 Sep 1996
Publisher Geibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-87465-321-9
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.42
PRICE
STATUS
First of two KOF'96 mooks from the Neo Geo Freak editorial, part of the Neo Geo Freak SP series.
The 'Character Book' is essentially a variant on the Gamest 'Graphical Manual' recipe: detailed profiles for every character with shots for every move, system analysis, a design sketch gallery and an interesting look at the evolution of each character from KOF'94 to '96.

128 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 Comic Anthology
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 コミックアンソロジー

GAMEST COMICS 089
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 9 Oct 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-285-6
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.3 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.36
PRICE
STATUS
'Anthology' comic book compilation featuring a selection of different strips by 22 established artists.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

168 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 4-Koma Ketteiban
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 4コマ決定版

GAMEST COMICS 090
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Oct 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-286-4
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
Comedy 4-panel collection featuring tons of jokes, send-ups and tributes to the KOF'96 cast.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

128 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
GAMEST VIDEO Vol.29
DETAILS
Format VHS
Released 18 Oct 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-302-X
Size (cm) 21 x 12.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
Introductory KOF'96 combo video from the Gamest Video team.
Features character introductions, basic gameplay overview and a selection of combos for every character.

White plastic video case, 110-min NTSC VHS tape, 3-page b&w inlay.

The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 25 Oct 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-214
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The CD version of KOF'96 comes very recommended: it makes up for its heavy loading times by throwing in a slick CD soundtrack and making Goenitz & Chizuru playable via a code.

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD CD-ROM disc, monochrome booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters '96 Drama CD
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
ドラマCD
SCITRON DRAMA CD
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 7 Nov 1996
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00230
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Official SNK KOF'96 'Drama CD', featuring story-based interactions between the voice actor cast.

CD case, 8-track audio CD, 8-page colour manual, spine card.

The King of Fighters '96 Round 2 Technical Manual
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 ROUND2 テクニカルマニュアル
GAMEST MOOK VOL.54
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 28 Nov 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID GMC-54
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.7 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.44
PRICE
STATUS
Second Gamest Mook for KOF'96 - this one covers Chizuru and Goenitz, advanced 'vs player' and 'vs CPU' tactics for every character, combos, damage data, infinites, bugs, ending collection, a look at the Neo Geo CD version and a giant poster.

160 pages (78 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 Kanzen Kōryaku Manual
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 完全攻略マニュアル
NEO GEO FREAK EDITORIAL
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 7 Dec 1996
Publisher Geibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-87465-334-0
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.60
PRICE
STATUS
Second Neo Geo Freak mook, part of their Neo Geo Freak SP series.
The 'Complete Capture Manual' deals with the more advanced aspects of the game: one half is expert strategies and detailed analysis for every character's attacks, the other half is gameplay advice for both vs CPU and vs 2P play.

208 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 Round 3 Fan Book
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 ROUND3 ファンブック
GAMEST MOOK VOL.56
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 25 Dec 1996
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID GMC-56
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.7 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.32
PRICE
STATUS
Third and final KOF'96 Gamest Mook, a Christmas day special dedicated to random bonus materials: original art, interviews, merchandise, manga, design sketches, fan art, cosplay, and a giant fold-out poster.

112 pages, 64 in colour, Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 31 Dec 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3108G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Thanks to the 1MB RAM upgrade the Sega Saturn churns out a truly stunning port of KOF'96, with much faster loading times than you'd expect.
Requires the SS 1MB RAM cartridge to run [HSS-0150].

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, 30-page colour manual, spine card.

The King of Fighters '96 [Kakuchō RAM Dōkori Ban]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 [拡張RAM同梱版
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SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 31 Dec 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3109G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.26
PRICE
STATUS

Box set 'Extended RAM Bundle Edition' of the Sega Saturn KOF'96.

Includes all the essentials: the game (Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc in CD case with with manual) and the Sega Saturn 1MB RAM upgrade cartridge [HSS-0150].


Gentei KOF Double Pack
限定KOFダブルパック
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 31 Dec 1996
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3110G
Size (cm) 17 x 12.4 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
All-in-one 'Limited KOF Double Pack' bundle for the Sega Saturn, released on the same day as the SS KOF'96.

Box set includes:
- SS The King of Fighters '95
- SS KOF'95 ROM cartridge
- SS The King of Fighters '96
- 1MB RAM cartridge [HSS-0150]

The King of Fighters '96 Kōshiki Guide Book for Saturn
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 公式ガイドブック for SATURN

GUIDE BOOK for SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 3 Feb 1997
Publisher ASCII
Product ID ISBN4-89366-645-2
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.5 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.44
PRICE
STATUS
KOF'96 'Official Guide Book' for the Sega Saturn version, published by the Famitsu editorial.
Features extensive character profiles & tactics, and commands listed with the Saturn ABC / XYZ button layout.

240 pages, 224 in colour, Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 Neo Geo Collection
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 ネオジオコレクション
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 14 Feb 1997
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-229
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.35
PRICE
STATUS
Celebrational KOF'96 bonus disc for the Neo Geo CD.
Features character profiles & move lists, a fully playable practice mode and an interactive sound test.
The disc comes presented inside a glossy 24-page hardback art book.

Hardback book (24 pages, full colour) Neo Geo CD CD-ROM disc (held inside back cover).

The King of Fighters Giga (1) Ryo Takamisaki
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズG (ギガ) (1) 鷹岬 諒
GAMEST COMICS 12
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 June 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-350-X
Size (cm) 18.2 x 12.8 x 1.1 (B6)
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
Following the massive success of his 6-part KOF'94 Gaiden manga, Ryo Takamisaki is at it again with 'King of Fighters Giga', an all-new 3-part series based on KOF'96.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

134 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 4 July 1997
Publisher SNK
Product ID SLPS-00834
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
In a similar way to KOF'95, the PS conversion is missing a few animation frames but throws in a couple of nice little extras to make up for it: 'Music' and 'Private' character sections.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, 26-page manual, spine card.

The King of Fighters '96 Saikyō Kōryaku!! [PS]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96 最強攻略!! [PS版]
NEO GEO FREAK EDITORIAL
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 15 July 1997
Publisher Geibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-87465-353-7
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.28
PRICE
STATUS
'Strongest Capture!!' PlayStation guide from the Neo Geo Freak editorial, part of the Neo Geo Freak SP series.
Lists out every character and their moves in extensive detail, along with extensive vs CPU strategies. A 14-page appendix at the end covers all of the various damage ratios.

160 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
PLAYSTATION HISSHŌ HŌ SPECIAL
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 20 July 1997
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-7669-2768-0
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.32
PRICE
STATUS
'Winning Technique Special' guide book for the PS version.
Presents a very uniform layout, listing every character's moves along with 'basic tactics' and 'combo technic' columns. A b&w section features official art, sketches and character designs.

160 pages, 144 in colour, Japanese.

Nettō The King of Fighters '96
熱闘 ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Game Boy
Released 8 Aug 1997
Publisher Takara
Product ID DMG-AK6J-JPN
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
Cutesy, outrageous, and highly entertaining reworking of KOF'96 for the original Game Boy, featuring a near-complete cast and Mr.Karate as a surprise guest character.
Compatible with Super Game Boy and Link Cable for versus play.


Standard GB packaging, 4Mbit cart, 20-page colour booklet.

The King of Fighters Giga (2) Ryo Takamisaki
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズG (ギガ) (2) 鷹岬 諒
GAMEST COMICS 14
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Oct 1997
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-388-7
Size (cm) 18.2 x 12.8 x 1 (B6)
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
Ryo Takamisaki's slick KOF'96 manga continues!
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.


134 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters Giga (3) Ryo Takamisaki
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズG (ギガ) (3) 鷹岬 諒
GAMEST COMICS 16
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Feb 1998
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-436-0
Size (cm) 18.2 x 12.8 x 1 (B6)
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
3rd and final part of Ryo Takamisaki's KOF'96 manga, and the Orochi plot thickens...
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

140 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '96 [Best]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'96
[ベスト]
PLAYSTATION THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 23 July 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID SLPM-86110
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Budget-priced re-issue of the PS edition for the 'PlayStation The Best' label.
Contents remain identical to the original version.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, 26-page colour booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters Best Collection
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ ベストコレクション
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 1 Oct 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3125G
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
SNK's final release on Sega Saturn is a massive commemorative box set of all three KOF games on the system:
- SS The King of Fighters '95
- SS The King of Fighters '96
- SS The King of Fighters '97

The King of Fighters -Orochi Hen- [Gentei Ban]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ -オロチ編- [限定版]
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION Vol.3
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 20 Apr 2006
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25535
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
'Limited Edition' bundle for the first PS2 KOF compilation, volume 3 of the Neo Geo Online Collection.
Brings together the three games covering the 'Orochi' storyline:
- The King of Fighters '95
- The King of Fighters '96
- The King of Fighters '97
Box set includes the game along with a 'Sun' model Exar Neo Geo Stick, exclusive to this package.

A
very rare item!

The King of Fighters -Orochi Hen-
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ -オロチ編-
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION Vol.3
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 20 Apr 2006
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25605
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
First of two KOF compilation for PS2, #3 of the Neo Geo Online Collection.
Features the three games covering the 'Orochi' storyline:
- The King of Fighters '95
- The King of Fighters '96
- The King of Fighters '97
A superb package, complete with bonus options, colour edit, music tests etc.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

The King of Fighters -Orochi Hen- [Best]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ -オロチ編- [ベスト]
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 21 June 2007
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25791
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
'The Best' Neo Geo Online Collection re-issue of the first PS2 KOF collection. Features:
- The King of Fighters '95
- The King of Fighters '96
- The King of Fighters '97
Disc content remains identical to the original print.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

 

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