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The King of Fighters '98

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The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest
(KOF98)
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Developers

SNK

Systems

Neo Geo MVS
WW: 23 July 1998

Neo Geo AES
WW: 23 September 1998
Neo Geo CD
WW: 23 December 1998
PlayStation 1
JP: 25 March 1999
Dreamcast
JP: 24 June 1999
NA: 22 October 1999
PlayStation Network
JP: 28 June 2007
Virtual Console
JP: 23 October 2012
NA: 7 March 2013
PAL: 30 May 2013
Mobile
WW: 24 July 2014
Nintendo Switch
WW: 3 March 2017
Online Play

Rollback (via Fightcade)

Player Resources

Fightcade Official Website

RedGGPO - Fightcade alternative
RedGGPO Discord server
GM Arcade - An alternative to Fightcade
GMArcade@qq.com - GM Arcade's Email Address
YzKOF - The Chinese version of GM Arcade
Community Channels

Official KOF98 community Discord server

Introduction

Following the conclusion of the "Orochi" saga (marked by the '97 tournament), SNK decided to release a new "dream match" (meaning the characters in the game are not bound by a storyline; evidenced by the fact that the Orochi team was still alive for this tournament). The gameplay featured the same selectable super meter system as KoF '97. In addition, SNK added the "Advantage" system that allowed the losing team to earn an advantage each round (extra stocks for Advanced mode or a shorter charge bar for Extra mode). Many consider The King of Fighters '98 to be their favorite KoF game due to its play mechanics and large roster. A remake of '98, dubbed "The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match", was released for the Playstation 2 in 2008. It added a new Ultimate style, new stages, and many new characters that were missing in the orignal '98. For all of this extra stuff, check below under the "Game Versions" section and click "Playstation 2".
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Characters

Hold Start as you select a character to use the alternate version (Orochi team, EX characters).

Heroes Team

Fatal Fury Team

Art of Fighting Team

Ikari Team

Psycho Soldier Team

Woman Fighters Team

Kim Team

Orochi Team

Kyo
Benimaru
Daimon
Terry
Andy
Joe
Ryo
Robert
Yuri
Leona
Ralf
Clark
Athena
Kensou
Chin
Chizuru
Mai
King
Kim
Chang
Choi
Yashiro
Shermie
Chris
Yamazaki
Mary
Billy
Iori
Mature
Vice
Heidern
Takuma
Saisyu
Heavy D'
Lucky
Brian
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Rugal
Omega Rugal
Shingo
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Kyo (KOF '95)
Billy Kane (Real Bout 2)
Mai Shiranui (Real Bout 2)
Terry (Real Bout 2)
Andy (Real Bout 2)
Joe (Real Bout 2)
Ryo (KOF '94)
Robert (KOF '94)
Yuri (KOF '94)
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Orochi Yashiro
Orochi Chris
Orochi Shermie
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97 Special Team

Yagami Team

Master Team

American Sports Team

Single Entry

Extra Characters

Orochi Characters


Game Navigation

General
Controls
Notation
HUD
Gameplay Overview
System
FAQ
Normal Characters
Andy
Athena
Benimaru
Billy
Blue Mary
Brian
Chang
Chin
Chizuru
Choi
Chris
Clark
Daimon
Heidern
Heavy D!
Iori
Joe
Kensou
Kim
King
Kyo
Leona
Lucky
Mai
Mature
Ralf
Robert
Rugal
Ryo
Saisyu
Shermie
Shingo
Takuma
Terry
Vice
Yamazaki
Yashiro
Yuri
EX Characters
EX Andy
EX Billy
EX Joe
EX Kyo
EX Mai
Orochi Chris
Orochi Shermie
Orochi Yashiro
EX Robert
EX Ryo
EX Terry
EX Yuri
Omega Rugal