Fighting games genre has been a part of the video gaming industry since decades. Back during it’s early days, the ability to play fighting games with friends using multiple controllers and sharing the same same screen was a major contribution to what we commonly call as “couch gaming party”. Friends would head over to each other’s place to enjoy a session of Tekken, Street Fighter, or Mortal Kombat. While these three game franchises are one of the most popular ones, there’s another fighting game series that have been in the industry for almost the same amount of time as these.
The King of Fighters video game series have been around since 25 years and debuted with the game The King of Fighters ‘94, released in August, 1994. Over the past two and a half decades, the franchise has released over 20 titles to their name and is known for releasing their games on a variety of platforms including the popular PlayStation and Xbox consoles to Neo Geo, Game Boy, Arcade, Sega Saturn, and a few others. The King of Fighters franchise is developed and published by Japanese-Chinese company SNK (formerly known as Shin Nihon Kikaku).
While most of the titles belonging to this franchise have been released for PC and various consoles, several titles have also been released for Android and iOS mobile platforms. One of those titles include The King of Fighters: World. The King of Fighters: World, unlike most other fighting games, is an MMO RPG with elements of fighting as well as puzzle solving. The game includes a narrative which involves several characters from the original The King of Fighters series.
“Choose your perfect trio and raise your fists against any opponent that crosses in your way! Get ready to fight in fantastic and breathtaking battles and feel all that excitement you already know once again!” – BlueStacks
Although The King of Fighters: World was released for mobile platform, you can still play it on your PC. This can be achieved with the help of BlueStacks. In case you’re unfamiliar with BlueStacks, here’s a brief description. BlueStacks is an American technology company that specializes in the field of Android emulation, virtualization, and cross-platform softwares. Their software, the BlueStacks App Player is widely popular for it’s efficiency in running mobile software as well as mobile video games on PC.
If you want to run The King of Fighters: World on your PC, simply follow these steps and you’re good to go –
Install the software and complete it’s quick one-time setup.
While in the BlueStacks App Player, go to the Google Play Store and download The King of Fighters: World.
Now, simply launch the game and enjoy it on your PC.
And that’s not even the best part. Using BlueStacks, you can actually play the game using your desktop keyboard and mouse controls. While these controls are well optimized for a smooth gameplay experience, you can also manually customize your key mapping as per your preference.
In addition to these features, you can play the game from multiple accounts using the BlueStacks Multi-instance feature. Moreover, you can stream your gameplay on popular platforms like Twitch, Facebook Gaming, etc directly from the software. Considering all these features, I’d say the game is absolutely worth a try as playing it on PC using BlueStacks will give you access to features which otherwise wouldn’t be accessible on mobile.
I've been in love with video games ever since I developed consciousness and that love is what drives me. I enjoy playing games that have good narrative and gameplay, and occasionally join in for co-op sessions with friends. My goal is to become a QA Tester for any AAA game development company and I hope to make it there someday.