Mr. Big is one of the playable characters in the Art of Fighting (1992) and also the (normal) Boss and antagonist of the game, he is a crime lord in the fictional city South Town before Geese Howard took over. Mr. Big returned in Art of Fighting 2 (1994) as a playable character in every game mode but did not return in the third game. He joined the big King of Fighters roster in KOF’96 KOF’98, as a striker in the home console version of KOF 2000 and again as a playable unlockable character in The King of Fighters XI (2005) on the Playstation 2. Mr. Big is also one of the characters representing the Art of Fighting series in the crossover fighting game NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005).  Mr. Big is also a part of Geese Howard’s storyline in The King of Fighters XIV (2016). 

Mr. Big uses Rattan Sticks as his weapons and uses the Escrima fighting style to beat up his enemies. One of his special moves is basically the same as the “Torpedo” from Raiden in Mortal Kombat which was released in the same year as his first game, Art of Fighting.


Mr. Big from the SNK Fighting Games: an Overview

Charactername: Mr. Big (James)   Developed /Created by  SNK
Gameseries:  Art of Fighting   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game: Art of Fighting   Year first seen:  1992
Last Game: The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match (2008)   Birthplace:  Australia
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character/Boss   Fighting Style: Escrima
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Mr. Big from the Art of Fighting, KOF and other SNK games


NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2010)

The King of Fighters XI (2005)


NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005)




Mr. Big in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Mr. Big is a part of our The King of Fighters 20th Anniversary Tribute Collaboration from 2014 and was drawn as part of the Boss Team with Wolfgang Krauser and Geese Howard from KOF’96


Selected Fan Art of Mr. Big


Mr. Big KOF Redux Series

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Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Mr. Big

19.03.2018 – Creation of Mr. Big’s Gallery and DB Entry