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.
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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For fans of the long-running series, buying King of Fighters '99 on the Nintendo Switch should be a no-brainer. It's a great game given new life on a new platform – what isn't there to love?
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..
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.
The King of Fighters '98 is a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch library and kudos to Hamster Corporation for converting a classic on to the system so cleanly. With a deep gameplay mechanic and interesting character skill sets, it's a classic brought back to life with the convenience of the console.