particularly KOF 96,97,98...FAIL!
Particularly on '97 and '98. She is practically solid in those particular games
Her '96 version however is something not to write home about (which is where we get CvS2 King not to write home either), but you get neg for not realizing you facts straight.
Mai on the other note (despite that I main her on FFS and RB2 to be honest)... full of fansevice friendliness that makes her easy to pick up, which is the main point of her design and also her "biggest flaw" and that's something her "rack & cleavage" can't even give her defense when it comes to that and her dull personality.
King debuted on September 22nd of 1992 (Art Of Fighting release date) and Mai on March 5 of 1993 (Fatal Fury 2 release date despite the game dating in sometime in late '92).
King came first naturally. Nuff said!