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The King of Fighters 2001

The King of Fighters 2001 is a retro arcade fighting game. Over 40 playable characters to choose from.


Like in the previous game, the battles are once again between teams of four. Instead of a strict “three fighters and one striker” format, this installment introduces the Tactical Order System, which allows the player to select which characters will they control in combat and which characters will serve as strikers. Before each match, the player can form a team configuration of four fighters and no strikers, to one fighter and three strikers. The number of strikers in ones team will affect the length and number of stocks of the player’s Power Gauge. Teams with no strikers will have a longer Power Gauge to fill and can carry only one stock, while a team with only one fighter and three strikers will fill their Power Gauge quicker and carry up to four stocks. One stock can be used to summon a striker, perform a guard or super cancel, a blow-away attack, or a Super Special Move. MAX-level Super Special Moves requires two stocks to perform. Players can now cancel an attack into a Striker Summon with use of a Cancel Striker, while some characters now have Wire Whip techniques which will send an opponent flying into the air and arrive at the other side of the fighting area


Time has passed since most of Southtown was decimated by the now-destroyed Zero Cannon. Another KOF tournament is being held and this time, it’s hosted by the NESTS Organization, the group of antagonists behind the events of the previous two games.

K′ and Maxima return to put an end to NESTS once and for all. They are now joined by former Ikari Team member Whip and the assassin Lin formerly from Benimaru’s Team, both of whom are seeking the destruction of NESTS as well. NESTS sends their own team to compete in the tournament, composed of NESTS agents Kula Diamond, K9999, Foxy, and Angel. Kyo Kusanagi joins his former teammates of Benimaru Nikaido and Goro Daimon, reuniting the original Japan Team along with Shingo Yabuki, while Iori Yagami joins a team composed of agents Seth, Vanessa, and Ramon. Yuri Sakazaki rejoins the Art of Fighting Team, while King and Mai Shiranui once again lead the Women Fighters Team along with the returning Li Xiangfei and Hinako Shijo. Heidern also makes his KOF return, taking Whip’s place in the Ikari Team, while Kim Kaphwans young student May Lee takes over Jhun Hoon’s place in the Korean Team, who is unable to compete due to an injury.


ero Team

  • K′
  • Maxima
  • Whip
  • Lin

Japan Team

  • Kyo Kusanagi
  • Benimaru Nikaido
  • Goro Daimon
  • Shingo Yabuki

Rival Team

  • Iori Yagami
  • Vanessa
  • Ramon
  • Seth

Fatal Fury Team

  • Terry Bogard
  • Andy Bogard
  • Joe Higashi
  • Blue Mary

Art of Fighting Team

  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Robert Garcia
  • Yuri Sakazaki
  • Takuma Sakazaki

Ikari Team

  • Leona
  • Ralf
  • Clark
  • Heidern

Women Generation Team

  • King
  • Mai Shiranui
  • Hinako Shijo
  • Li Xiangfei

Psycho Soldier Team

  • Athena Asamiya
  • Sie Kensou
  • Chin Gentsai
  • Bao

Korea Team

  • Kim Kaphwan
  • Chang Koehan
  • Choi Bounge
  • May Lee


  • Kula Diamond
  • K9999
  • Angel
  • Foxy


  • Original Zero (Sub-Boss)
  • Igniz (Main Boss)


  • Krizalid
  • Ron
  • Glaugan
As Always, Good Luck and Have Fun.

Controller to Keyboard Mapping =

Only keyboard is required to play. Pretend your keyboard is the a game controller. Click on the "keyboard" icon at the bottom of the game. A console-to-keyboard mapping will be displayed. For example, A = J, mean "A" button on console is equal to J on your keyboard. You can also change You can also change the default key-mapping.

Press [Spacebar] to Insert Credits , then [Enter] to start.

Default Keyboard Keys =

Insert Coins =[Space-Bar] on keyboard
START =[ENTER] on keyboard
Move/D-PAD =[W],[A],[S],[D] on Keyboard
A,B,C,D Button =[J],[K],[I],[L] on keyboard

you have unlimited coins by pressing [Space-Bar]
You can change the controller to whatever you want.

Save progress by hovering your mouse over the game, which will display a lot of icons at the bottom of the game, click the “Down Arrow Icon” to save the save file to your computer. When you want to start from your save file click the “Up Arrow Icon” to load the save file you downloaded before.

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