The King of Fighters 2003

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The King of Fighters 2003

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: M
GRB rating: 15
Progressive scan supported
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53382 & SLUS-20996
Japanese: SLPS-25407 & SLPS-25635 & NPJD-00084
Korean: SLKA-25276
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20996 (The King of Fighters 02/03)
Release date: February 8, 2005 (The King of Fighters 02/03)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53382
Release date: April 2006
January 16, 2007 (Australia)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25407
SLKA-25276 (Korea, The King of Fighters 02/03)
SLPS-25635 (SNK Best Collection)
NPJD-00084 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: October 28, 2004
April 7, 2005 (Korea, The King of Fighters 02/03)
March 9, 2006 (SNK Best Collection)
April 15, 2015 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): SNK Playmore
Publisher(s): SNK Playmore (JP), Ignition Entertainment (EU, AU)
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows 7 x64
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.30 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
v1.5.0 (dev-1263) Default Default Works great, same 3D background bug as other KOF titles. FlatOut
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6 GHz
  • GTX 1650 Super @ 4 GB
1.7.0-dev-1429 GSDX AVX2
Built-in No slowdowns of any kind, no graphical bugs on stages that I've noticed, works great with upscaling. Absolutely flawless. Maxdlpee


  • Original names: ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ 2003 (SLPS-25407) & (SLPS-25635), 더 킹 오브 파이터즈 2002/2003 (SLKA-25276)
  • Released in US and Korea as a double pack with The King of Fighters 2002 as The King of Fighters 02/03
  • Access the Progressive Scan menu by holding the cross and triangle keys together when the game boots up.

Known Issues

Flickering/twisted textures

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Stages with 3D backgrounds have texture issues.
  • Workaround: There's no known solution.