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King of Fighters 2001, The
Produced by Eolith / SNK
Release History
Neo Geo
Worldwide
11/15/2001
Dreamcast
Worldwide
12/26/2002
Playstation 2
JPN-only release
Worldwide
10/23/2003
Windows
Worldwide
10/27/2003
King of Fighters 2000/2001: The Saga Continues (Playstation 2)
USA/EUR-only compilation release
Worldwide
12/9/2003
The King of Fighters NESTS Collection (Playstation 2)
Compilation release.
Worldwide
4/19/2007
Playstation Network
Japan
7/25/2015

Fighter Select
K'
Neo Geo
Maxima
Neo Geo
Whip
Neo Geo
Lin
Neo Geo
Kyo Kusanagi
Neo Geo
Benimaru Nikaido
Neo Geo
Goro Daimon
Neo Geo
Shingo
Neo Geo
Iori Yagami
Neo Geo
Vanessa
Neo Geo
Seth
Neo Geo
Ramon
Neo Geo
Leona Heidern
Neo Geo
Ralf Jones
Neo Geo
Clark Steel / Clark Still
Neo Geo
Heidern
Neo Geo
Terry Bogard
Neo Geo
Andy Bogard
Neo Geo
Joe Higashi
Neo Geo
Blue Mary Ryan
Neo Geo
Ryo Sakazaki
Neo Geo
Robert Garcia
Neo Geo
Yuri Sakazaki
Neo Geo
Takuma Sakazaki
Neo Geo
King
Neo Geo
Mai Shiranui
Neo Geo
Hinako
Neo Geo
Xiangfei
Neo Geo
Kula Diamond
Neo Geo
Foxy
Neo Geo
K9999
Neo Geo
Angel
Neo Geo
Athena Asamiya
Neo Geo
Kensou
Neo Geo
Chin Gentsai
Neo Geo
Bao
Neo Geo
Kim Kaphwan
Neo Geo
Chang Koehan
Neo Geo
Choi Bounge
Neo Geo
May Lee
Neo Geo
Original Zero
Neo Geo
Igniz
Neo Geo
Glugan / Glaugan
Playstation 2
Krizalid
Playstation 2
Ron
Playstation 2

Gameplay
Clark Steel / Clark Still
Throw Moves

Death Lake Drive
(in air)(close)backward/down/forward+cbtn/dbtn
Clark simply snatches his opponent out of the air and tosses them unceremoniously to the ground.

Fisherman Buster
(close)forward/backward+dbtn
A variant of the brainbuster technique.

Nage-panashi German / 投げっぱなしジャーマン
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
A partial german suplex in which the opponent is released and thrown backwards. Clark lies on the ground leisurely for a moment, afterwards.
Command Moves

Stomping
forward+bbtn
Somewhat exaggerated low kick.
Special Moves

Frankensteiner
(close)dp+anykick
Command throw with an extremely long whiff animation, owing to the elaborate nature of the frankensteiner. If not followed up with Flash Elbow, Clark will spread his arms and exclaim "HEY."

Gatling Attack
c.backwardforward+anypunch
Quickly advancing three-punch combo ending with an uppercut. After being dropped from Clark's repertoire for several years, he gets a two-punch version that launches and can be followed up with Napalm Stretch.

Mount Tackle
hcf+anypunch
A multi-purpose replacement for Clark's multitude of running throws, incorporating various options as follow-ups. Unlike his previous running grabs, the mount tackle can be blocked.

Napalm Stretch
dp+anypunch
Clark leaps up at a high angle in a cool pose. He locks up with the opponent and spins to the ground, slamming them. This move is in reference to Kinnikuman Soldier's technique of the same name.

Super Argentine Backbreaker
(close)hcf+anykick
Clark tosses the opponent into the air to land on his waiting shoulders. Starting in 1996, could be followed up with an elbow drop.
Desperation Moves

Running Three
hcfhcf+anykick
Clark poses with his arms in a V-shape, shouts "RUNNING THREEAGHH" and dashes forward. He lifts his opponent on his shoulders and performs a running powerbomb. In the SDM version, they are subjected to a series of three bombs.

Ultra Argentine Backbreaker
(close)hcbhcb+anypunch
Three successive Super Argentine Backbreakers are performed with different finishers over the years. 94-95: After the third drop, Clark ends with a shoulder buster. 96-98: Normally ends with a Death Valley Bomb. SDM version ends with "Clark Spark," Clark's take on Kinnikuman's Muscle Spark finisher.
Super Desperation Moves

(close)hcbhcb+abtn+cbtn
When the SDM Ultra Argentine became a seperate move in 2000, it still ended with the "Clark Spark" hold. The 2003 LDM variation of UAB ends with the Clark Special, a copy of Robin Mask's "Robin Special" finisher from Kinnikuman. On the third toss, clark jumps up and grabs the enemy's head between his legs, crushing it during the handstand landing.
Heidern
Throw Moves

Backstabbing
(close)forward/backward+dbtn
A quick low slide behind the opponent and a sharp jab at their back.

Critical Drive
(in air)(close)forward/down/backward+cbtn/dbtn
Grab in the air and drag to the ground.

Lead Belcher
(close)forward/backward+cbtn
Heidern slams his enemy to the ground then stabs them with his hand.
Command Moves

Shooter Narnagel
forward+bbtn
A forward rolling knee-kick that hits twice (second hit is an overhead).
Special Moves

Cross Cutter
qcf+anypunch
An X-shaped projectile of cutting power.

Killing Bringer
hcb+anykick
Heidern strikes a pose and if struck launches the opponent into the air and impales them on his arm, sucking their life.

Moon Slasher
dp+anypunch
Heidern slashes his arm in a moon-like circle.

Neck Rolling
dp+anykick
A high acrobatic leap at the opponent, Heidern grabs their neck and quickly spins causing massive blood loss.

Storm Bringer
(close)hcb+anypunch
A command grab where Heidern drains the very life from the opponent, adding it to his own.
Desperation Moves

Final Bringer
qcfqcf+anypunch
Heidern leaps at the opponent similar to Neck Rolling, but then executes an improved Storm Bringer.

Heidern End
qcbdbackwardqcf+anykick
Focusing a blade of energy on his hand, Heidern dashes across the screen to stab his opponent in the gut. They hang suspended for a moment before Heidern exclaims "Go to hell!" and explodes them.
Super Desperation Moves

Final Bringer
qcfqcf+abtn+cbtn
Enhanced Final Bringer

Heidern End
qcbdbackwardqcf+bbtn+dbtn
Enhanced Heidern End
K'
Special Moves

Crow Bites
dp+anypunch
K' does a spiraling leap, attacking with a flaming uppercut.
K9999
Throw Moves

Disappear! / 消えろぉ!
(close)forward/backward+cbtn

How long are you going to play around with me?! / いつまで遊んでんだよォ!
(close)forward/backward+dbtn
Command Moves

Shut up! / うるせぇー!
forward+abtn
Special Moves

Break! / 割れろォ!
dp+anypunch

Go away! / あっちへいってろォ!
qcf+anypunch
Super Moves

Get lost!! / てめぇも往っちまえ!!
dbackwardhcbdforward+anykick

The moon... / 月...
dbackwardhcbdforward+anypunch
Super Desperation Moves

My power is... losing control... AHHH!!! / 力が…勝手に…ぅわあああ!!
downforwarddforward+abtn+bbtn+cbtn+dbtn

Storyline
King of Fighters '01 / 2001
An entire city was wiped off the globe with the use of the satellite weapon, Zero Cannon, during King of Fighters 2000.

This incident was reported to be the result of an artificial satellite crashing to earth, and adorned the front pages to various newspapers of countries all over the world.

A legion of individuals called for the end to the KOF tournament which always invited some sort of accident, but ironically this fighting tournament with a bad history once again regained considerable popularity.

The interest in the tournament rivaled that of the '97 contest, nay, exceeded perhaps exceeded it.

But for this tournament carried out on the international stage, an astonishing fact came to light.

A team from NESTS has entered the tournament!

What are the true objectives of the event's sponsor? There's no guarantee that even with this tournament, tragedy will not repeat itself....

The third title in the King of Fighters: The NESTS Chronicles. At last, this tournament will end it all!

Credits
Worldwide
Voice Actor

Keiichi Nanba as Andy Bogard
Haruna Ikezawa as Athena Asamiya
Kanako Nakano as Bao
Monster Maezuka as Benimaru Nikaido
Harumi Ikoma as Blue Mary Ryan
Hiroyuki Arita as Chang Koehan
Monster Maezuka as Choi Bounge
Yoshinori Shima as Clark Steel
Haruna Ikezawa as Foxy
Masaki Usui as Goro Daimon
Toshimitsu Arai as Heidern
Ayako Kawasumi as Hinako
Norio Wakamoto as Igniz
Kunihiko Yasui as Iori Yagami
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Joe Higashi
Eiji Yano as Kensou
Satoshi Hashimoto as Kim Kaphwan
Harumi Ikoma as King
Eiji Yano as Krizalid
Yumi Kakazu as Kula Diamond
Masahiro Nonaka as Kyo Kusanagi
Masae Yumi as Leona Heidern
Takaya Kuroda as Lin
Akoya Sogi as Mai Shiranui
Katsuyuki Konishi as Maxima
Tomoko Kawakami as May Lee
Toshimitsu Arai as Original Zero
Monster Maezuka as Ralf Jones
Eiji Takemoto as Ramon
Mantarō Koichi as Robert Garcia
Takaya Kuroda as Ron
Masaki Usui as Ryo Sakazaki
Takehito Koyasu as Shingo
Eiji Tsuda as Takuma Sakazaki
Satoshi Hashimoto as Terry Bogard
Kaori Minami as Vanessa
Shiho Kikuchi as Whip
Kaori Horie as Yuri Sakazaki