King of Fighters R-2 first launched for Neo Geo Pocket Color in March 1999 in Japan, followed by April in North America and October in Europe.
Here is an overview of the game, via SNK:
Take the popular hit fighting game The King of Fighters wherever you go! Create a team of three fighters and aim for the top!
- 23 fighters in total, including hidden characters! Of course, the game is also in color, bringing these characters into sharper, more vivid definition!
- Edit a fighter in Making Mode for an extra spin on the game! (Not available during DC data transfer.)
- Take on a friend in either Tabletop Mode or Handheld Mode. Find out who is worthy of the King of Fighters throne!
Watch the announcement trailer and a set of gameplay videos below.