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The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match

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Overall 9
9.0

The King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match

Thunderbolt Games
27 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Omega Rugal is a rarity in gaming. Few characters can be loved and despised at the same time, but he pulls it off perfectly. He’s a bloodthirsty, power-hungry beast of a man. You might appreciate how well he’s been crafted, but hate how he always finds a way to slaughter you. He embodies everything a good fighting game boss should be: someone whose design is based solely on predicting any of your potential strategies and ripping them to shreds.
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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: This is what King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match is; a pizza that was already delicious given an extra layer of delight so that you might eagerly devour even more of it. So, without delay--devour. ...except, of course, there is an even-more-ultimate version of this delicious pizza coming our way at some point, the one where you can share it with all of your friends when they aren't even at your home.
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The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match

videolamer
29 April 2009
  • Conclusion: And so I raise a toast to Ignition Entertainment. I have no idea how much longer SNK fans will be dealing with you, but I know we hope for it to be as long as possible. If you can put this same amount of quality behind KOF XII, then you will have given this franchise more love and care than it has seen since the days of the Dreamcast.
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Overall 7
7.3

The King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match

Playstation Illustrated
24 April 2009
  • Excerpt: In the business industry, there is something called a cash cow. A cash cow is a product that consistently sells well to a specific audience in order to fund a new venture to take the brand in exciting new directions. This expression wholly typifies what King of Fighter '98 Ultimate Match is trying to be. It exists only to tide fans over until KoF XII is released, but it is such a tremendous display of fan service, it gambles alienating people unfamiliar with the series.
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Overall 9
9.0

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match review (PS2)

HonestGamers
12 April 2009
  • Excerpt: a success based on the slick control, absurdly huge roster, energetic visuals, and sweet dual soundtracks.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.2
Control 8
7.7
Addiction 8
7.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
8 April 2009
  • Excerpt: , wouldn’t you assume it was a decade-old game? Well, this one actually just came out last month for the PS2, and we figured it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane. See, even though it’s brand new, it still holds to the same old-school foundations that will appeal to all you veteran fans of the genre.
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Overall 5
5.0

The King has left the building.

Game Revolution
6 April 2009
  • Conclusion: I might very well be the last King of Fighters fan in the Western hemisphere. [ That's the one with Fatal Fury 's Terry Bogard. ~Ed. Nick ] I love a good match against just about anybody, even if I'll never make it to a world championship challenge. Thankfully, this game won't be making its way to a “world championship” anytime soon.
  • Pros: Sprites are animated so well, Round music is forgettable but nice, Controls are easy to grasp
  • Cons: Series has not evolved sinced 1994, Too many characters, too little variety, Difficulty is all over the place
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The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match

Game Revolution
6 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The King has left the building. I might very well be the last King of Fighters fan in the Western hemisphere. [ That's the one with Fatal Fury 's Terry Bogard. ~Ed. Nick ] I love a good match against just about anybody, even if I'll never make it to a world championship challenge. Thankfully, this game won't be making its way to a “world championship” anytime soon.
  • Pros: Sprites are, Round music is, Controls are, Series has not evolved sinced 1994, Too many characters, too little variety, Difficulty is all over the place
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

King of Fighters 98: Ultimate Match

Digital Chumps
14 March 2009
  • Conclusion: King of Fighters 98: Ultimate Match is a nice addition to any KoF fan's library, but it may be too old school or simply overwhelming for newcomers. Still, it's hard to argue the price point.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Lastability 10
9.5

The King of Fighters '98 : Ultimate Match

JeuxVideo.fr
25 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Alors que les jeux de baston en 2D se font de plus en plus rares chez nous, il reste encore certaines références en la matière qui ont droit à de nouveaux volets assez régulièrement. C'est le cas de la grande série des « King of Fighters » développée par SNK Playmore.
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