King of Fighters 2001 Neo Geo MVS Cartridge. The King of Fighters returns via a joint venture between SNK & Eolith. This years tournament story mostly revolves around the leader of the hero team "K" and the evil organisation "Nest".
This years tournament is 4 on 4 team fighting and sees the introduction of new fighters and moves. The Striker system will once again play a key element in the game. Players may choose from 40 fighters, including 4 new faces and the return of 3 popular characters. Players also now have the option of no strikers on the team or up to 3 strikers at one time, meaning 1 fighter on the screen and all other members of the team as tactical support. The mechanics for calling in strikers have also been altered, so players can call strikers only under certain circumstances such as opponent on the ground, 1 power stock available.
KOF 2001 also sees the introduction of the "Wire Whip" which allows a fighter to hit an opponent against the side of the screen and boomerang back, so the fighter can add a follow-up attack and cause untold damage to the hapless opponent.