This is one of the latest titles in the Japanese-produced King of Fighters series. Match characters against each other in a fight to the death. Tester 01 Name: Flo Age: 20 Console: PS2 Gameplay: The game gives you four character slots and you can take them all at once or one after another. As for the controls, you have your basic four-button system: two punches and two kicks. There is no real strategy to fight the bosses, they seem near to immunity, which is one disturbing thing in this game. The good thing though, is that you can choose from 40 different characters and they all have special attacks and strategies, which makes them more interesting. Graphics: The flow of clothes, facial expressions and character animations are acceptable. I'm sure when you're busy punching and kicking you can easily ignore the awful background sets and the mediocre music. Overall rating: It's a good 2-D fighting game with relatively well-balanced characters - it's usually a fair fight. It is fun and entertaining. But compared to other games the artwork sucks, which makes it less interesting. Definitely a 'game-play over graphics' game. Tester 02 Name: Clare Age: 21 Console: PS2 Gameplay: There is a good, wide range of characters to choose from. Most of them are unique and have quite funky moves. Since you've got your basic four-button system, the controls are easy to use and remember. Graphics: The backgrounds are quite boring, there hasn't been much imagination put into them. The characters make funny noises but the music isn't too hot. Even though they try to offer you a variation in countries and places to fight in, there's a limitation to the excitement it offers. Overall: If you already own a fighting game , then don't bother buying this one. However, if you're looking for a bit of fun and entertainment, The King of Fighters 2001 is good game to play when you're chilling with friends.