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A remixed version of King of Fighters '98 with rebalanced gameplay, "Ultimate" fighting mode, an unlockable art gallery, and 64 fighters to choose from (10 of these were previously unseen in KoF '98). Also included is the original Neo Geo version. Additionally, the game now supports 480p resolution.

Featuring 5 game modes: Arcade, Single Play (no team), Endless (endurance trial), Practice and Challenge mode. Options include the ability to increase character sprite size, soften the sprite by various degrees (reduces blockiness), and a 3D/2D background toggle. The Ultimate fighting mode lets you toggle three different modes: Move Type: Dash / Step, Evasion Type: Avoiding / Urgent and Power Gauge: Advanced / Extra

The game comes with a second bonus disc, containing trailers and wallpapers for both this title, and the upcoming King of Fighters XII.


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Alternate Titles

  • "The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition" -- Windows title

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The Video Game Critic Mar 26, 2009 A 100
Worth Playing Mar 23, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Mar 11, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Chumps Mar 14, 2009 7.6 out of 10 76
GamingTrend Apr, 2009 75 out of 100 75
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
That Gaming Site Mar 08, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Chronicles Mar 25, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
1UP Jan 27, 2009 B- 67
Game Revolution Apr 06, 2009 C- 42


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