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Parents' Guide to

The King of Fighters ALLSTAR

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

This trip down memory lane packs a knockout punch.

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This is unquestionably, the BEST beat' em up game on mobile. Very easy to pickup and hard to put down. The game has in app purchases to boost gameplay, but these are fully optional. The game is well made for long time fans, as it features a story mode for each of the original games (kof 94- 2000, 01,02, and maybe 03, coming soon). There are features in which you can play the game competitively in real time, ranking modes. You can summon characters with in game currency known as rubies. There is almost no blood at all, and the combat features some real styles mixed with fantasy moves. Characters can be awakened, level up, etc, And there are some role play features. The grinding process may be long but usually its worth it for the reward. The game features crossovers, previous cross overs were with tekken, WWE, Gintama, and Samurai Shodown, (which also had limited time story mode and other features/modes.)The game isn't locked behind a pay wall as well. Besides tiny glitches (that aren't serious) Netmarble did an amazing job with this game. The only thing is that some female characters show SOME cleavage, but this an okay game to let younger mature teens play.

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This popular fighting franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and as part of the festivities, the series has gotten a new game for mobile devices. The King of Fighters ALLSTAR isn't just a quick grab for attention though. The side-scrolling beat 'em up game is a highly polished, action-packed stroll down memory lane that's easy to pick up, but ridiculously hard to put down. The gameplay is fluid, fast, and responsive, with a lot of flashy effects and attention to detail that makes it feel less like a mobile game and more like an old school trip to the arcade. It's some button-mashing fun at its finest. There's plenty of solo content to fight through in the game's robust Story mode and its various Battle modes. And arcade fans will have fun pitting their best teams against the teams of other players in the game's multiple online Match modes and Tournaments.

Outside of the combat, there's a lot of content to take in. It can get a bit overwhelming sometimes, as players have to constantly manage their ever-growing roster of fighters. Whether it's leveling them up, upgrading their stats and abilities via an RPG-like (role-playing game) skill tree, or equipping things like assist characters, battle cards, or other such options, there's almost always some way to tweak and improve your characters. Of course, doing this is likely to burn through a lot of resources, encouraging people to either grind through a never-ending list of in-game challenges or to shell out some real-world cash to pick up a boost from one or more of the microtransaction bundles available in the shop. These offers are helpful, but thankfully not necessary to get a lot out of the game. Instead, The King of Fighters ALLSTAR comes across as a true celebration of an iconic series, and a great addition to a franchise that continues to prove itself time and again over the years.

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