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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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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Mar 26, 2009 A 100
HonestGamers Apr 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Jul 27, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Mar 23, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Chumps Mar 14, 2009 7.6 out of 10 76
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GamingTrend Apr, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Playstation Illustrated Mar, 2009 73 out of 100 73
Game Chronicles Mar 25, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Cheat Code Central Mar, 2009 3.5 out of 5 70


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