The King of Fighters NeoWave

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The King of Fighters NeoWave
Cover The King of Fighters NeoWave.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: M
Progressive scan supported for NTSC regions only
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53999
Japanese: SLPS-25525 & SLPS-25712
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53999
Release date: July 2006
October 30, 2006 (Australia)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25525
SLPS-25712 (SNK Best Collection)
NPJD-00106 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: July 21, 2005
November 22, 2006 (SNK Best Collection)
August 19, 2015 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): SNK Playmore
Publisher(s): SNK Playmore (JP, AU, US), Ignition Entertainment (EU)
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic57/100
Game description: KOF Neowave features 12 three-man teams made up of some of the greatest characters from SNK's 11-year history, including the Women Fighters Team (Mai, King and Yuri) and the Fatal Fury Team (Terry, Joe, and Andy). NEOWAVE features three modes of play - Super Cancel, Guard Break, and Max2. A new "Heat Mode" lets players power up their attacks in exchange for a gradual loss of health. Xbox Live support featuring head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode. A total of 43 characters including 7 Bonus characters. 12 of the most dangerous fighting teams ever assembled. Pick your team and fight it out in the original 3-on-3 battle format. Beautifully rendered background graphics. Activate "Heat Mode" to power-up your attacks. Revives the evacuation rolling maneuver and thrust attacks. Over-the-top Super Special Moves. 3 modes of play: Super Cancel, Guard Break and Max2. Link a Special Move with a Super Attack in the Super Cancel Mode to cause extreme damage.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
13 11 2012 1.1.0 r5452- GSdx 5442 SSE41 [29 10 2012]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [21 11 2012]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [09 10 2012]
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows 10
  • Intel i5-3210M
  • AMD Radeon HD 7670M
1.7.0 (dev-158-g61f3258b9) GSDX SSE4.1 (1.2.0)
  • SPU2-X (2.0.0)
  • LilyPad (0.12.1)
The game runs perfectly at full speed with default settings. Ray


  • Original names: ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ ネオウェイブ (SLPS-25525) & (SLPS-25712)
  • Access the Progressive Scan menu by holding the cross and triangle keys together when the game boots up.

Public compatibility forum links