Ah, now this brings back some fond memories. When I was about 10, I remembered sneaking into the local arcades to play SF2, but my first real introduction to an SNK game was with the original Fatal Fury in some obscure arcade of a sports club (I still remember the awesome 2v1 2 player mode). Then back in 1994 during a friend's birthday party, someone brought an AES console along and I had my first taste of Art of Fighting and Samurai Spirits 2 (which was one of my absolute favourites). Sometime in 1997, I started hitting the arcades after school, and had a friend teach me KOF'94, RBFF and SF Zero. After I got better at 94, I switched over to the (then) more expensive KOF'96 machine. At that time the arcade scene was pretty strong, so I would be playing every new KOF that came along every year, but the 98-99 years were the most memorable for me. I only started being able to hold my own in the arcades from 2k onwards, but I've enjoyed every KOF that I've played except 95, because the game retained the damage system of 94, but was way faster, yet not as responsive as 96 was.