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== Introduction ==
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[[Image:KoFXIlogo.gif|right|frame|The logo of ''The King of Fighters XI''.]]
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[[Image:KoFXI screen1.jpg|frame|The character select screen. A number of hidden characters are found off-screen.]]
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==Introduction==
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Released in arcades in 2005, ''The King of Fighters XI'' is SNK's latest and hotly anticipated 2D fighting exploit. Featuring a roster of over 40 characters, XI continues the saga set out in ''[[The King of Fighters 2003|KoF 2003]]'' as Ash Crimson continues his hunt for power. Featuring a series of new gameplay systems such as Skill Stocks and Dream Cancels, KoF XI shakes up the established ''King of Fighters'' formula. Add onto that the 3-man tag system from KoF 2003 and SNK strikes back with an A+ title in an age of dying 2D fighters.
  
Released in arcades in 2005, The King of Fighters XI is SNK's latest and hotly anticipated 2D fighting exploit. Featuring a roster of over 40 characters, XI continues the saga set out by KoF 2003 as Ash Crimson continues his hunt for power. Featuring a series of new gameplay systems such as Skill Stocks and Dream Cancels, KoF XI shakes up the established King of Fighters formula. Add onto that the 3-man tag system from KoF 2003 and SNK strikes back with an A+ title in an age of dying 2D fighters.
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[[Image:KoFXI screen3.jpg|frame|Kyo's fireball returns. This game also marks the final appearance of Iori's flames.]]
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[[Image:KoFXI screen2.jpg|frame|Console-exclusive hidden characters Robert Garcia and Tung Fu Rue. Both retain their moves from [[NeoGeo Battle Coliseum]].]]
  
[[Image:KoFXI screen1.jpg]]
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==Game Versions==
[[Image:KoFXI screen2.jpg]]
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[[Image:KoFXI screen3.jpg]]
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== Game Versions ==
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* Arcade (Atomiswave)
 
* Arcade (Atomiswave)
 
* Playstation 2
 
* Playstation 2
  
== Game Mechanics ==
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==Game Mechanics==
 
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[[System Basics]]
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'''Controls'''
 
'''Controls'''
  
The buttons are laid out differently from the previous incarnations of the KOF series. While the familiar Neo Geo KOF names and functionality have been kept, the basic buttons have been rearranged, and a fifth has been added:
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The buttons are laid out differently from previous incarnations of the KOF series. While the familiar Neo Geo KOF names and functionality have been kept, the basic buttons have been rearranged, and a fifth has been added:
 
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(A) (C) (E)
 
(A) (C) (E)
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'''Special Commands'''
 
'''Special Commands'''
  
AC changes to your first available character
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{|border="1em" cellspacing="0" style="border: 1px solid #999; background: #F2F2F2;"
BD changes to your second available character
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!Move !!Command
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|-
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|Tag/Shift ||AC (first character)<br>BD (second character)
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|-
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|Quick Shift ||During certain attacks, AC or BD
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|-
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|Saving Shift ||AC or BD when hit
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|-
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|Guard Cancel Shift ||AC or BD when blocking
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|-
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|Emergency Evade/Rolling ||AB
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|-
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|Guard Cancel Emergency Evade ||f or b+AB when blocking
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|Guard Cancel Blow-Off ||E when blocking
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|-
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|Fall Breaker/Recovery ||AB or f+AB before hitting the ground
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|-
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|Throw Escape ||f or b+C or D
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|-
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|Attack Cancel Forward Roll ||AB during normal or command attacks
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|}
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==Basic Strategy==
  
Change characters            : Press AC or BD
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==Advanced Strategy==
  
Quick shift                  : During an attack that can be quick shifted from, AC or BD
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===Tiers===
 
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Saving shift                : Press AC or BD when hit
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Guard cancel shift          : Press AC or BD when blocking
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Emergency evade (rolling)    : Press AB
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Guard cancel emergency evade : Press f or b+AB when blocking
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Guard cancel blow-off        : Press E when blocking
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Fall breaker/recovery        : Press AB or f+AB when before hitting the ground
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Throw escape                : Press f or b+CD
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Attack cancel forward roll  : Press AB during normal and command attacks
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== Basic Strategy ==
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== Advanced Strategy ==
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=== Tiers ===
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''1)'' Kula, Gato
 
''1)'' Kula, Gato
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Kasumi, Momoko, Athena, Whip, Hayate*
 
Kasumi, Momoko, Athena, Whip, Hayate*
  
=== Character Usage At Tougeki 2006===
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===Character Usage At Tougeki 2006===
  
 
  ~ Courtesy of Snowman ~
 
  ~ Courtesy of Snowman ~
  
''1.'' Gato - 46
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# Gato - 46
 
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# Kula - 38
''2.'' Kula - 38
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# Oswald - 28
 
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# Kim - 11
''3.'' Oswald - 28
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# Duck King/Clark - 8
 
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# Maxima - 7
''4.'' Kim - 11
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# Eiji - 6
 
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# Kyo - 5
''5.'' Duck King/Clark - 8
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# Ash/Ralf/Terry - 4
 
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# K'/Duo Lon/B.Jenet - 3
''6.'' Maxima - 7
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# Ryo/B.Mary - 2
 
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# Yuri/Elisabeth/Kensou/Shen/Athena/Malin/Iori - 1
''7.'' Eiji - 6
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''8.'' Kyo - 5
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''9.'' Ash/Ralf/Terry - 4
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''10.'' K'/Duo Lon/B.Jenet - 3
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''11.'' Ryo/B.Mary - 2
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''12.'' Yuri/Elisabeth/Kensou/Shen/Athena/Malin/Iori - 1
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== The Characters ==
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=== Hero Team ===
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* [[Ash Crimson (KOF:XI)|Ash Crimson]]
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* [[Oswald (KOF:XI)|Oswald]]
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* [[Shen Woo (KOF:XI)|Shen Woo]]
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=== Fatal Fury Team ===
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==The Characters==
* [[Terry Bogard (KOF:XI)|Terry Bogard]]
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===Hero Team===
* [[Kim Kaphwan (KOF:XI)|Kim Kaphwan]]
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*[[Ash Crimson (KOF:XI)|Ash Crimson]]
* [[Duck King (KOF:XI)|Duck King]]
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*[[Oswald (KOF:XI)|Oswald]]
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*[[Shen Woo (KOF:XI)|Shen Woo]]
  
=== Rival Team ===
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===Fatal Fury Team===
* [[Elisabeth Branctorche (KOF:XI)|Elisabeth Branchtroche]]
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*[[Terry Bogard (KOF:XI)|Terry Bogard]]
* [[Duo Lon (KOF:XI)|Duo Lon]]
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*[[Kim Kaphwan (KOF:XI)|Kim Kaphwan]]
* [[Benimaru Nikaido (KOF:XI)|Benimaru Nikaido]]
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*[[Duck King (KOF:XI)|Duck King]]
  
=== Ikari Warriors Team ===
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===Rival Team===
* [[Ralf Jones (KOF:XI)|Ralf Jones]]
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*[[Elisabeth Branctorche (KOF:XI)|Elisabeth Branchtroche]]
* [[Clark Steel (KOF:XI)|Clark Steel]]
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*[[Duo Lon (KOF:XI)|Duo Lon]]
* [[Whip (KOF:XI)|Whip]]
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*[[Benimaru Nikaido (KOF:XI)|Benimaru Nikaido]]
  
=== Agent Team ===
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===Ikari Warriors Team===
* [[Vanessa (KOF:XI)|Vanessa]]
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*[[Ralf Jones (KOF:XI)|Ralf Jones]]
* [[Blue Mary (KOF:XI)|Blue Mary]]
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*[[Clark Steel (KOF:XI)|Clark Steel]]
* [[Ramon (KOF:XI)|Ramon]]
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*[[Whip (KOF:XI)|Whip]]
  
=== NESTS Team ===
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===Agent Team===
* [[K' (KOF:XI)|K']]
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*[[Vanessa (KOF:XI)|Vanessa]]
* [[Kula Diamond (KOF:XI)|Kula Diamond]]
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*[[Blue Mary (KOF:XI)|Blue Mary]]
* [[Maxima (KOF:XI)|Maxima]]
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*[[Ramon (KOF:XI)|Ramon]]
  
=== Anti-Kyokugenryu Team ===
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===NESTS Team===
* [[Malin (KOF:XI)|Malin]]
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*[[K' (KOF:XI)|K']]
* [[Kasumi Todoh (KOF:XI)|Kasumi Todoh]]
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*[[Kula Diamond (KOF:XI)|Kula Diamond]]
* [[Eiji Kisaragi (KOF:XI)|Eiji Kisaragi]]
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*[[Maxima (KOF:XI)|Maxima]]
  
=== Kyo & Iori Team ===
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===Anti-Kyokugenryu Team===
* [[Kyo Kusanagi (KOF:XI)|Kyo Kusanagi]]
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*[[Malin (KOF:XI)|Malin]]
* [[Iori Yagami (KOF:XI)|Iori Yagami]]
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*[[Kasumi Todoh (KOF:XI)|Kasumi Todoh]]
* [[Shingo Yabuki (KOF:XI)|Shingo Yabuki]]
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*[[Eiji Kisaragi (KOF:XI)|Eiji Kisaragi]]
  
=== Art of Fighting/Kyokugenryu Team ===
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===Kyo & Iori Team===
* [[Ryo Sakazaki (KOF:XI)|Ryo Sakazaki]]
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*[[Kyo Kusanagi (KOF:XI)|Kyo Kusanagi]]
* [[Yuri Sakazaki (KOF:XI)|Yuri Sakazaki]]
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*[[Iori Yagami (KOF:XI)|Iori Yagami]]
* [[King (KOF:XI)|King]]
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*[[Shingo Yabuki (KOF:XI)|Shingo Yabuki]]
  
=== Mark of the Wolves Team ===
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===Art of Fighting/Kyokugenryu Team===
* [[B.Jenet (KOF:XI)|B.Jenet]]
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*[[Ryo Sakazaki (KOF:XI)|Ryo Sakazaki]]
* [[Gato (KOF:XI)|Gato]]
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*[[Yuri Sakazaki (KOF:XI)|Yuri Sakazaki]]
* [[Tizoc (KOF:XI)|Tizoc]]
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*[[King (KOF:XI)|King]]
  
=== Psycho Soldier Team ===
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===Mark of the Wolves Team===
* [[Athena Asamiya (KOF:XI)|Athena Asamiya]]
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*[[B.Jenet (KOF:XI)|B.Jenet]]
* [[Sie Kensou (KOF:XI)|Sie Kensou]]
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*[[Gato (KOF:XI)|Gato]]
* [[Momoko  (KOF:XI)|Momoko ]]
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*[[Tizoc (KOF:XI)|Tizoc]]
  
=== EX Characters (Sub-Bosses) ===
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===Psycho Soldier Team===
* [[Adelheid Bernstein (Adel) (KOF:XI)|Adelheid Bernstein (Adel)]]
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*[[Athena Asamiya (KOF:XI)|Athena Asamiya]]
* [[Gai Tendou (KOF:XI)|Gai Tendou]]
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*[[Sie Kensou (KOF:XI)|Sie Kensou]]
* [[Sho Hayate (KOF:XI)|Sho Hayate]]
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*[[Momoko  (KOF:XI)|Momoko ]]
* [[Silver (KOF:XI)|Silber]]
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* [[Jazu (KOF:XI)|Jazu]]
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=== Boss Characters (Playable on PS2 Only) ===
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===EX Characters (Sub-Bosses)===
* [[Shion (KOF:XI)|Shion]]
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*[[Adelheid Bernstein (Adel) (KOF:XI)|Adelheid Bernstein (Adel)]]
* [[Magaki (KOF:XI)|Magaki]]
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*[[Gai Tendou (KOF:XI)|Gai Tendou]]
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*[[Sho Hayate (KOF:XI)|Sho Hayate]]
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*[[Silver (KOF:XI)|Silber]]
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*[[Jazu (KOF:XI)|Jazu]]
  
=== PS2 Exclusives ===
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===Boss Characters (Playable on PS2 Only)===
* [[Mai Shiranui (KOF:XI)|Mai Shiranui]]
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*[[Shion (KOF:XI)|Shion]]
* [[Mr. Big (KOF:XI)|Mr. Big]]
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*[[Magaki (KOF:XI)|Magaki]]
* [[Geese Howard (KOF:XI)|Geese Howard]]
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* [[Tung Fu Rue (KOF:XI)|Tung Fu Rue]]
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* [[Robert Garcia (KOF:XI)|Robert Garcia]]
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* [[Hotaru Futuba (KOF:XI)|Hotaru Futuba]]
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* [[EX Kyo Kusanagi (KOF:XI)|EX Kyo Kusanagi]]
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== PS2 Arranged Mode ==
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===PS2 Exclusives===
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*[[Mai Shiranui (KOF:XI)|Mai Shiranui]]
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*[[Mr. Big (KOF:XI)|Mr. Big]]
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*[[Geese Howard (KOF:XI)|Geese Howard]]
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*[[Tung Fu Rue (KOF:XI)|Tung Fu Rue]]
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*[[Robert Garcia (KOF:XI)|Robert Garcia]]
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*[[Hotaru Futuba (KOF:XI)|Hotaru Futuba]]
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*[[EX Kyo Kusanagi (KOF:XI)|EX Kyo Kusanagi]]
  
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==PS2 Arranged Mode==
  
 
== Codes ==
 
== Codes ==
 
*[[Arcade]]
 
*[[Arcade]]
*[[PS2]]
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*[[PS2 (KOF:XI)|PS2]]
  
  
 
[[Category:The King of Fighters XI]]
 
[[Category:The King of Fighters XI]]

Revision as of 21:31, 17 August 2009

The logo of The King of Fighters XI.
The character select screen. A number of hidden characters are found off-screen.

Introduction

Released in arcades in 2005, The King of Fighters XI is SNK's latest and hotly anticipated 2D fighting exploit. Featuring a roster of over 40 characters, XI continues the saga set out in KoF 2003 as Ash Crimson continues his hunt for power. Featuring a series of new gameplay systems such as Skill Stocks and Dream Cancels, KoF XI shakes up the established King of Fighters formula. Add onto that the 3-man tag system from KoF 2003 and SNK strikes back with an A+ title in an age of dying 2D fighters.

Kyo's fireball returns. This game also marks the final appearance of Iori's flames.
Console-exclusive hidden characters Robert Garcia and Tung Fu Rue. Both retain their moves from NeoGeo Battle Coliseum.

Game Versions

  • Arcade (Atomiswave)
  • Playstation 2

Game Mechanics

Controls

The buttons are laid out differently from previous incarnations of the KOF series. While the familiar Neo Geo KOF names and functionality have been kept, the basic buttons have been rearranged, and a fifth has been added:

(A) (C) (E)
(B) (D)

A = Light Punch

B = Light Kick

C = Strong Punch

D = Strong Kick

E = Blow-Off Attack

Start = Taunt

Special Commands

Move Command
Tag/Shift AC (first character)
BD (second character)
Quick Shift During certain attacks, AC or BD
Saving Shift AC or BD when hit
Guard Cancel Shift AC or BD when blocking
Emergency Evade/Rolling AB
Guard Cancel Emergency Evade f or b+AB when blocking
Guard Cancel Blow-Off E when blocking
Fall Breaker/Recovery AB or f+AB before hitting the ground
Throw Escape f or b+C or D
Attack Cancel Forward Roll AB during normal or command attacks

Basic Strategy

Advanced Strategy

Tiers

1) Kula, Gato

2) Oswald

3) Duck, Eiji, Jenet, Gai, Kim

4) Ralf, Clark, Kyo, Jyazu, Silber, Ryo

5) Ash, K', Terry, Maxima, Vanessa

6) EVERYBODY ELSE

Or

SS-tier ~ Gato, Kula

S-tier ~ Oswald, Eiji, Duck (2P), Kim, Clark, Hayate*

A-tier ~ Ralf, Duck, Kyo, Maxima, Ryo, Gai

B-tier ~ Jenet, K', Ash, Terry, Shen, Jyazu, Silber, Vanessa, Kensou

C-tier ~ Malin, Iori, Duolon, Adelheid, Benimaru, Elisabeth

D-tier ~ Yuri, Ramon, Mary, Shingo, King, Griffon

E-tier ~ Kasumi, Momoko, Athena, Whip, Hayate*

Character Usage At Tougeki 2006

~ Courtesy of Snowman ~
  1. Gato - 46
  2. Kula - 38
  3. Oswald - 28
  4. Kim - 11
  5. Duck King/Clark - 8
  6. Maxima - 7
  7. Eiji - 6
  8. Kyo - 5
  9. Ash/Ralf/Terry - 4
  10. K'/Duo Lon/B.Jenet - 3
  11. Ryo/B.Mary - 2
  12. Yuri/Elisabeth/Kensou/Shen/Athena/Malin/Iori - 1

The Characters

Hero Team

Fatal Fury Team

Rival Team

Ikari Warriors Team

Agent Team

NESTS Team

Anti-Kyokugenryu Team

Kyo & Iori Team

Art of Fighting/Kyokugenryu Team

Mark of the Wolves Team

Psycho Soldier Team

EX Characters (Sub-Bosses)

Boss Characters (Playable on PS2 Only)

PS2 Exclusives

PS2 Arranged Mode

Codes