If you like video games – you don’t want to miss this
The King of Fighters is a fighting video game series that was created by Japanese developer SNK in 1994. It is much in the same line as Capcom’s Street Fighter where each character had their own unique fighting style.
While some character’s fighting styles are clearly fictional, as according to the Wiki one of the fighters uses a variety of ‘electric techniques’, but quite a few come from actual real-life martial arts like Muay Thai, Karate, Kung Fu, and Taekwondo.
In this very well-edited video from YouTube channel El Gamer Cosplayer, we see some obvious big fans of the series dressed up as their favorite characters and demonstrating all of their various moves.
Many of the characters from the series not only have unique martial arts backgrounds, but some also have lengthy and interesting histories, giving their characters more depth. For example, according to website giantbomb.com, character Kaoru Watabe who appears in 10 games has this for a backstory:
‘Kaoru is a young girl who suffered from a degenerative disease that made her unable to use her legs. After falling into a long depression, she saw Athena Asamiya on TV and became inspired by her, regaining her strength and recovering.’
Check out the video below to see your favorite characters and if you can guess their styles.
ABOUT KING OF FIGHTERS ’99:
The King of Fighters ’99: Millennium Battle is a 1999 head-to-head fighting game by SNK released for the Neo Geo arcade and home platform. It is the sixth installment in the company’s The King of Fighters series. The game was ported to the Neo-Geo CD and the PlayStation as the final KOF game released for both platforms. A Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows version was also released under the title The King of Fighters ’99 Evolution in which the stages look exactly the same as compared with the arcade counterpart only to be exclusively remodeled into 3D. That version was released both in Japan and North America. Both the Neo Geo and Dreamcast versions are included in The Kings of Fighters NESTS Hen compilation released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan. The game introduces several changes to the established KOF format, as well as a new story arc that would later be dubbed the “NESTS Chronicles”. [Source: Wiki]