SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

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SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Snk heroines flyer.jpg
Is this supposed to be the successor to SNK Gals' Fighters?
Genre: Fighting
Crossover
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Arcade
Microsoft Windows
Release Date: JP: September 6, 2018
WW: September 7, 2018
Arcade
JP: October 11, 2018
Microsoft Windows
February 21, 2019
Developer: SNK
Abstraction Games (Nintendo Switch/Microsoft Windows)
Publisher: SNK
SEGA (Nintendo Switch, PS4)
NIS America (Nintendo Switch, PS4)
Made in: Japan
The Netherlands
Franchise: SNK Gals and King of Fighters
Previous Game: SNK Gals' Fighters
The King of Fighters XIV (For the canon to the series)
Next Game: The King of Fighters XV (For the canon to the series)


SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (SNKヒロインズ Tag Team Frenzy) is a 2.5D 2-on-2 tag team fighting game and a spiritual successor to SNK Gals' Fighters

Bad Qualities

  1. The main roster looks unfinished because they have only 14 characters (18 characters if counted as DLC).
  2. As for similarities to the previous game: KoF XIV, the gameplay was dumbed-down.
  3. These characters are reused from King of Fighters XIV (Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown series with the exception).
  4. Bland soundtrack.
  5. There are only seven stages to fight on. Blade Strangers with a smaller file size 4GB cart on Switch version and lower budget had around 15 stages to fight on at launch!
  6. No replay value.
  7. Sub-par graphics that look like a HD res PlayStation 2 game.
  8. They add two guest characters (examples: Thief Arthur and Skullomania) when there's "SNK" in the title, who does that?
  9. False advertising: On the Gematsu website it said, An Iconic Cast of SNK’s Female Characters! – Choose from a generous roster of female heroines from the SNK universe! Instead we got the couple characters from KoF 14, plus Terry and It’s a small roster.
    • Also they made a game as "Canon" when there's "Dream Match" in the trailer, which is questionable.
    • Also they said that the Switch port was going to be 60FPS and showed 60FPS gameplay via the Nintendo Direct only to be the polar opposite. See point 13 for more details.
  10. They put gender-bend for male characters (examples: Terry Bogard and it's guest character: Skullomania).
    • However, the gender-bend Skullomania in this game is actually a same male version from Fighting EX Layer that appears in his dream if you see the ending.
  11. Missing characters from other fan-favorite SNK franchises.
  12. The roster could had easily had more characters considering the history of SNK and just KoF XIV
  13. The Switch port is mostly hanging in 30FPS in a fighting game known for smooth 60FPS gameplay, and to add insult to injury, more graphically impressive and surprisingly good Switch games and ports such as Super Mario Odyssey, Dragon Ball: FighterZ, Mega Man 11, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, My Hero One's Justice, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mortal Kombat 11, Rayman Legends, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, and Hollow Knight have better graphics with more going on. To rub more salt on the wound, the PC versions of most of the 3rd party games mentioned here on Switch PC version require an i5 CPU, and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy on PC requires a Potato i3 CPU, which is even more embarrassing considering the graphics in that game look like a HD res PS2 game. To rub salt on the wounds, Samurai Shodown (2019) (also made by SNK) has it Switch port run at a 60FPS target with more demanding PC version system requirements shows that Abstraction Games did not even bother to make the Switch port good.
  14. You can not duck in this game which is dumb in itself!
    • Also related no lows either making the gameplay dumbed down and simplified more then it needs to be.

Good Qualities

  1. The artworks looks pretty good, being done by the same artist who did the character design for KOF XIV.
  2. As for being dumbed-down, the gameplay is decent.
  3. Despite of being canon to King of Fighters series, they brought Shermie back since Verse was defeated from the last game.
  4. They brought back two SNK characters like Miss X from SNK Gals' Fighters.
    • As well as Jeanne D'Arc from the cult game World Heroes who, not counting SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash DS, had not been seen since World Heroes Perfect in 1995.
  5. The graphics, while sub-par, the graphics are surprisingly colorful and beautiful (despite looking like a high-resolution PlayStation 2 game aforementioned the problems above).
  6. You can customize your character with accessories and costumes, just to provide fanservice.

Trivia

  • Abstraction Games (the Switch/PC port developer) also did this infamous monstrosity (Ark: Survival Evolved (Nintendo Switch)).
  • The Heroines version of Leona Heidern also appears in Metal Slug Attack who first introduced in "Begin Training" extra ops event along with a MSA newcomer named "Kelly". Sadly, the continuation of the "Begin Training" didn't happened in this game as well as Kelly neither appeared, nor mentioned.

Reception

Despite mixed reviews from critics and even users too, the game was downright awful and was a major disappointment to the SNK Gals and King of Fighters franchises.

Comments


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Thanks to this bad and disappointing game, I no longer give SNK another chance in its next games in the following years. Without a doubt one of the most disappointing fighting games I've seen and played.
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Sonicx9us

19 months ago
Score 1
Tell me about it, especially the Switch port with framerate like that: https://www....=aRUfjqv4PsE WTF 30FPS on a game with PS2 graphics in HD is just sad!
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KJBlueAvenger

14 months ago
Score 2
Yeah that's one of the reasons why I chose to skip that game.
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LeroyManTheFirst

12 months ago
Score 1
Is it okay if I like this game?
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RaymesisEvil

3 months ago
Score 0
No problem, it's just your opinion

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