The king of fighters 98 game download


The King of Fighters "98 (KOF "98, subtitled Dream Match Never Ends in Japan & The Slugfest in the U.S.) is a fighting game released by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade & home consoles in 1998. It is the fifth game in The King of Fighters series. It was advertised by SNK as a "special edition" of the series, as it featured most of the characters who appeared in the previous games (from KOF "94 to lớn "97).

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Ports of KOF "98 were released for the Neo-Geo CD và the PlayStation. A Dreamcast version titled The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 was also released, which featured much of the stages remade in 3 chiều. The game was also remade for the PlayStation 2 as The King of Fighters "98: Ultimate Match, which expanded the number of playable characters.

KOF "98 has been commonly praised by several đoạn phim game publications as the best KOF from the series due lớn its graphics and gameplay. Ultimate Match, however, was criticized for how similar it is khổng lồ KOF "98.


The gameplay does not differ much from the previous game, KOF "97. Like in KOF "97, the player has a choice between two playing styles: Advance & Extra, with a few slight modifications to Advanced mode (unlike in KOF "97, the character will resume lớn normal if the player performs a Super Special Move sầu in MAX state). This time when one character loses a round, the losing team is given a handicap in its favor. In Advanced mode, this means that the player"s stock capađô thị for Power nguồn Gauges is increased by one. In Extra mode, the time it takes khổng lồ charge one"s power gauge to lớn maximum cấp độ is shortened, and the maximum remaining health requirement for a MAX Super Special Move sầu is increased.


All the regular characters from the previous game return, along with several characters from preceding installments such as Vice và Mature (Iori"s teammates from KOF "96), the American Sports Team (Heavy D!, Lucky Glauber, & Brian Battler) from KOF "94, và the Old Men Team (or Veteran Fighters Team) composed of Heidern, Takuma Sakazaki, and Saisyu Kusanagi, all characters whose last appearances were in KOF "95. Rugal Bernstein from KOF "94 also returns as a Team Edit character, with his alter-ego Omega Rugal (the cyborg version of Rugal from KOF "95) serving as the game"s final trùm in the Single Player Mode. 

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Shingo Yabuki (who originally appeared in KOF "97) continues as a Team Edit character, but also appears as a mid-trùm character during the Arcade Mode. Additionally, the characters of Kyo Kusanagi, Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, Ryo Sakazaki, Yuri Sakazaki and Robert Garcia are playable with movesets from previous titles of KOF, while the alternate ones of Mai Shiranui and Billy Kane are based on their moveset from Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers.


In The King of Fighters "96, several moves from Kyo Kusanagi were changed in order to adapt hyên ổn to the new game system. However, the original movemix was still popular between gamers and as such, an alternative version of Kyo was added khổng lồ The King of Fighters "97. The introduction of this version was noted to lớn be "a hit" within gamers, the staff kept adding new alternative versions of other characters in KOF "98. Since this game did not have a storyline, the SNK staff decided to lớn return Rugal Bernstein as the boss character noting that "he"s the only character who truly represents the ultimate KOF boss." Additionally, some of his special moves were redesigned, which the staff found to lớn have made hlặng the strongest version of Rugal as well as one of their favorites.

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KOF "98 was originally released for arcades on July 23, 1998. It was ported to the Neo Geo AES on September 23, 1998, the Neo-Geo CD on December 23, 1998 and the PlayStation on March 25, 1999. The PlayStation version was published in North America và the PAL region by Agetec, becoming the first PlayStation installment in the series to be released outside nhật bản since The King of Fighters "95. A Dreamcast version was also released on June 24, 1999 under the changed title The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999, reflecting the year the version was released. This game was released in North America on September 30, 1999. The original game is also included in The King of Fighters Collection: Orochi Saga compilation released in North America and the PAL region for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable & Wii (the game was not included in the Japanese Orochi Hen compilation). The game was later re-released for iOS & Android.


During its release week, the Dreamcast port of the game sold 58,354 copies in Japan. As of 2004, the sales increased lớn 104,049. Famitsu magazine scored the Dreamcast port of KOF "98 a 30 out of 40, and GameRankings gave it a 71% based on a total of 18 đánh giá.

Various reviewers from đoạn phim game publications have commented on KOF "98. While reviewing the compilation The King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga, Matt Edwards from Eurobạn noted KOF "98 khổng lồ be the most enjoyable game from the collection as well as the most famous game from the series "that really made people stand up & take an interest in the series. We"d disagree in favor of some of the later games, but for its time KOF "98 was reasonably well balanced for a 2D fighter. And there"s no denying it was a blast." The game also received praise by 1UPhườ writer Richard Li who found it lớn be the most balanced game from the KOF series due to the fact it improved the game mechanics from the previous titles. Jeremy Dunđắm say from IGN gave sầu the game an 8.4, praising, apart from the gameplay and characters, the graphics, the music as well as the backgrounds thiết kế added for the Dreamcast version. However, he was disappointed with the laông xã of story in the game, noting the ones from previous games khổng lồ be very entertaining. GameSpot"s Jeff Gerstmann found it khổng lồ be one of the best 2D fighting games, noting that although new players may find it hard khổng lồ play due khổng lồ the difficulty in executing various special moves & how difficult the opponent AI is. Although Andy Chien from Gaming Age found that the Dreamcast port of the game was well done since it does not have the disadvantages that it had in other consoles, he noted it "could have been a lot better." He also found that the game had a bug when he tried lớn persize a special move from Mai Shiranui, which unlượt thích the other ports, is very inconsistent.

Tom Russo reviewed the Dreamcast version of the game for Next Generation, rating it two stars out of five, & stated that "Not bad, but with so many other high-chất lượng fighters available, this one only makes sense for players nostalgic for old NeoGeo fighting games."

GameRankings gave sầu Ultimate Match a 77% based on 14 Review for the PlayStation 2 version và 74% based on 5 nhận xét for the Xbox 360 version. Metacritic gave it a 73 out of 100 for both the PlayStation 2 và Xbox 360 versions based on 11 review & 4 đánh giá respectively. Various publications for đoạn Clip games và other truyền thông media have commented on Ultimate Match with IGN writer Ryan Clements giving it a 7.8, saying that probably this game should only be recommended khổng lồ fans of The King of Fighters due khổng lồ how old its graphics are as well as the little balance it has with 60 characters being playable. James Mielke from complained on how the game is very similar lớn KOF "98, but found the controls to lớn be comfortable và intuitive for any fans of 2 chiều fighting games. However, Heath Hooker from GameZone found that the gameplay & sound from the game make up for the graphics even though there is not much difference between KOF "98 & KOF "98: Ultimate Match. In 2013, KOF "98 Ultimate Match was ranked as the 15th best arcade game of the 1990s by Complex, who also called it "possibly the greachạy thử SNK fighting game of them all," & included it on their danh mục of 25 best 2 chiều fighting games of all time in 2013.

In 2017, the Chinese di động game King of Fighters "98UM OL grossed ¥9.8 billion ($88.75 million) in Japan.