If you're unable to memorize complex button combinations for special moves in SNK's The King of Fighters games but still want to beat up your friends, developer KAYAC has released The King of Fighters: Encounter, a GPS-enabled iOS social game that engages nearby opponents in automatic battles.

The free app allows players to choose from among 21 playable characters, all of whom can be leveled up with experience points earned from training and battles. While little actual gameplay is involved -- it's basically a variation on the 3DS's Spotpass feature with Kyo and friends -- it's still a neat idea, assuming you can find any local players.

[via Andriasang]