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ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

67%

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 9, 2017

Publisher: HAMSTER Corporation

Genre: Fighting

"THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1998. In the previous installment KOF '97, the story of the "Orochi Saga" reached its exciting conclusion. As a result, the next entry in the series THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 was released as a dream match version of THE KING OF FIGHTERS Series. It is one of the most popular and well known versions of the game, partially thanks to the many balance changes that received high praise from fans around the world. The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.
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King of Fighters '98 is without a shadow of a doubt one of the finest one-on-one fighting games ever produced; it came at a time when SNK was truly firing on all cylinders. The large number of characters combined with the deep and rewarding play mechanics make for an engaging experience in single player, but add a second challenger and you've got a title which can last a lifetime - as is evidenced by the fact that fans of the franchise continue to shout from the rooftops about how amazing this game is.

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Cult classic THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 makes a return under the name of ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 in a port that keeps its loyalty to the original game intact. Thanks to its well implemented gameplay, cast of characters, special moves and combos, any 2D fighting game enthusiast will have all valid reasons to revisit this gem.

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The King of Fighters '98 looks, sounds and plays as great as ever, but there is no denying that its lack of modes that come as standard in just about every other fighter, including later versions of KOF '98, is a detriment to its broader appeal. That said, this is a faithful arcade port of one of the most prestigious fighting games and adds quality to the Switch's early selection of titles.

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King of Fighters '98 is one of the better fighters you'll find on the Switch right now. It's large roster and vibrant graphics brought me into the game, and its simple, intuitive gameplay gives you a lot to work with. There will probably be better fighting experiences for the Switch in the future, but right now King of Fighters can take its throne as one of the top fighters on the console..

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