A challenger approaches!  You didn’t think I was going to let Street Fighter hog the spotlight, did you?

IT’S IORI FROM KING OF FIGHTERS!!!

This guy was the baddest meanest mamma jamma you ever saw in a 2D fighter.  What I would give to put this guy in every fighting game that ever existed.

“Body ga… amee ze!”

Kyo, from the King of Fighters series, is also a bad mamma jamma.  I have an odd feeling about this character because I generally prefer to play Iori, but I can’t call him my favorite as I’m inexplicably drawn to admire Kyo.  It’s probably the rigidity of his combo system vs. Iori’s looser fluid chaining, but the best way to describe it is that it’s impossible for me to admit preferring one over the other.  I personally play Iori better, but I’ll never say that one is a better fighter than the other.  Unlike the Ken/Ryu conundrum, these 2 characters are very different, but they’re both distincly incredible at the same time.  I could go on, but I’ve probably already lost everyone who was reading at this point.

Play King of Fighters.  It’s so much better than Street Fighter.