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== The Characters ==
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= Characters =
 
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Hold the Select Button as you select a character to use the alternate version (Orochi team, EX/Ura characters). The highlighted icon changes and indicates that the character is the alternate version.
'''Japan Team'''
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{| border="1px" |
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! '''Heroes Team'''
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! '''Fatal Fury Team'''
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! '''Art of Fighting Team'''
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! '''Ikari Team'''
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! '''Psycho Soldier Team'''
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! '''Woman Fighters Team'''
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! '''Kim Team'''
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
 
* [[Kyo Kusanagi (KoF '98 UM)|Kyo Kusanagi]]
 
* [[Kyo Kusanagi (KoF '98 UM)|Kyo Kusanagi]]
 
* [[Goro Daimon (KoF '98 UM)|Goro Daimon]]
 
* [[Goro Daimon (KoF '98 UM)|Goro Daimon]]
 
* [[Benimaru Nikaido (KoF '98 UM)|Benimaru Nikaido]]
 
* [[Benimaru Nikaido (KoF '98 UM)|Benimaru Nikaido]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
'''Fatal Fury Team'''
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* [[Terry Bogard (KoF '98 UM)|Terry Bogard]]
 
* [[Terry Bogard (KoF '98 UM)|Terry Bogard]]
 
* [[Andy Bogard (KoF '98 UM)|Andy Bogard]]
 
* [[Andy Bogard (KoF '98 UM)|Andy Bogard]]
 
* [[Joe Higashi (KoF '98 UM)|Joe Higashi]]
 
* [[Joe Higashi (KoF '98 UM)|Joe Higashi]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
'''Art of Fighting/Kyokugenryu Team'''
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* [[Ryo Sakazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Ryo Sakazaki]]
 
* [[Ryo Sakazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Ryo Sakazaki]]
 
* [[Robert Garcia (KoF '98 UM)|Robert Garcia]]
 
* [[Robert Garcia (KoF '98 UM)|Robert Garcia]]
 
* [[Yuri Sakazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Yuri Sakazaki]]
 
* [[Yuri Sakazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Yuri Sakazaki]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
'''Ikari Warriors Team'''
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* [[Leona Heidern (KoF '98 UM)|Leona Heidern]]
 
* [[Leona Heidern (KoF '98 UM)|Leona Heidern]]
 
* [[Ralf Jones (KoF '98 UM)|Ralf Jones]]
 
* [[Ralf Jones (KoF '98 UM)|Ralf Jones]]
* [[Clark Steele (KoF '98 UM)|Clark Steel]]
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* [[Clark Still (KoF '98 UM)|Clark Still]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
'''Psycho Soldier Team'''
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* [[Athena Asamiya (KoF '98 UM)|Athena Asamiya]]
 
* [[Athena Asamiya (KoF '98 UM)|Athena Asamiya]]
 
* [[Sie Kensou (KoF '98 UM)|Sie Kensou]]
 
* [[Sie Kensou (KoF '98 UM)|Sie Kensou]]
 
* [[Chin Gentsai (KoF '98 UM)|Chin Gentsai]]
 
* [[Chin Gentsai (KoF '98 UM)|Chin Gentsai]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
'''Women's Team'''
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* [[Chizuru Kagura (KoF '98 UM)|Chizuru Kagura]]
 
* [[Chizuru Kagura (KoF '98 UM)|Chizuru Kagura]]
 
* [[Mai Shiranui (KoF '98 UM)|Mai Shiranui]]
 
* [[Mai Shiranui (KoF '98 UM)|Mai Shiranui]]
 
* [[King (KoF '98 UM)|King]]
 
* [[King (KoF '98 UM)|King]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" style="border-left:0px;"|
'''Korea Team'''
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* [[Kim Kaphwan (KoF '98 UM)|Kim Kaphwan]]
 
* [[Kim Kaphwan (KoF '98 UM)|Kim Kaphwan]]
 
* [[Chang Koehan (KoF '98 UM)|Chang Koehan]]
 
* [[Chang Koehan (KoF '98 UM)|Chang Koehan]]
 
* [[Choi Bounge (KoF '98 UM)|Choi Bounge]]
 
* [[Choi Bounge (KoF '98 UM)|Choi Bounge]]
 
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'''Orochi Team'''
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! '''Orochi Team'''
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! ''''97 Special Team'''
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! '''Yagami Team'''
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! '''Master Team'''
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! '''American Sports Team'''
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! '''Edit Team'''
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! ''''96 Boss Team'''
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* [[Yashiro Nanakase (KoF '98 UM)|Yashiro Nanakase]]
 
* [[Yashiro Nanakase (KoF '98 UM)|Yashiro Nanakase]]
 
* [[Chris (KoF '98 UM)|Chris]]
 
* [[Chris (KoF '98 UM)|Chris]]
 
* [[Shermie (KoF '98 UM)|Shermie]]
 
* [[Shermie (KoF '98 UM)|Shermie]]
 
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''''97 Special Team'''
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* [[Ryuji Yamazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Ryuji Yamazaki]]
 
* [[Ryuji Yamazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Ryuji Yamazaki]]
 
* [[Blue Mary (KoF '98 UM)|Blue Mary]]
 
* [[Blue Mary (KoF '98 UM)|Blue Mary]]
 
* [[Billy Kane (KoF '98 UM)|Billy Kane]]
 
* [[Billy Kane (KoF '98 UM)|Billy Kane]]
 
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'''Yagami Team'''
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* [[Iori Yagami (KoF '98 UM)|Iori Yagami]]
 
* [[Iori Yagami (KoF '98 UM)|Iori Yagami]]
 
* [[Mature (KoF '98 UM)|Mature]]
 
* [[Mature (KoF '98 UM)|Mature]]
 
* [[Vice (KoF '98 UM)|Vice]]
 
* [[Vice (KoF '98 UM)|Vice]]
 
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''''98 "Father" Team'''
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* [[Heidern (KoF '98 UM)|Heidern]]
 
* [[Heidern (KoF '98 UM)|Heidern]]
 
* [[Takuma Sakazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Takuma Sakazaki]]
 
* [[Takuma Sakazaki (KoF '98 UM)|Takuma Sakazaki]]
 
* [[Saisyu Kusanagi (KoF '98 UM)|Saisyu Kusanagi]]
 
* [[Saisyu Kusanagi (KoF '98 UM)|Saisyu Kusanagi]]
 
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'''US Sports Team'''
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* [[Heavy D! (KoF '98 UM)|Heavy D!]]
 
* [[Heavy D! (KoF '98 UM)|Heavy D!]]
 
* [[Lucky Glauber (KoF '98 UM)|Lucky Glauber]]
 
* [[Lucky Glauber (KoF '98 UM)|Lucky Glauber]]
 
* [[Brian Battler (KoF '98 UM)|Brian Battler]]
 
* [[Brian Battler (KoF '98 UM)|Brian Battler]]
 
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'''Boss Team'''
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* [[Geese Howard (KoF '98 UM)|Geese Howard]]
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* [[Wolfgang Krauser(KoF '98 UM)|Wolfgang Krauser]]
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* [[Mr. Big (KoF '98 UM)|Mr. Big]]
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'''Orochi Unleashed Team (Secret Team)'''
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* [[Orochi Yashiro (KoF '98 UM)|Orochi Yashiro]]
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* [[Orochi Chris (KoF '98 UM)|Orochi Chris]]
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* [[Orochi Shermie (KoF '98 UM)|Orochi Shermie]]
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'''Edit Characters'''
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* [[Rugal Bernstein (KoF '98 UM)|Rugal Bernstein]]
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* [[Eiji Kisaragi (KoF '98 UM)|Eiji Kisaragi]]
 
* [[Eiji Kisaragi (KoF '98 UM)|Eiji Kisaragi]]
 
* [[Kasumi Todoh (KoF '98 UM)|Kasumi Todoh]]
 
* [[Kasumi Todoh (KoF '98 UM)|Kasumi Todoh]]
 
* [[Shingo Yabuki (KoF '98 UM)|Shingo Yabuki]]
 
* [[Shingo Yabuki (KoF '98 UM)|Shingo Yabuki]]
 
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'''EX Characters'''
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* [[Geese Howard (KoF '98 UM)|Geese Howard]]
* [[Kyo Kusanagi (KoF '95) (KoF '98 UM)|Kyo Kusanagi (KoF '95)]]
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* [[Wolfgang Krauser(KoF '98 UM)|Wolfgang Krauser]]
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* [[Mr. Big (KoF '98 UM)|Mr. Big]]
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! colspan="7"|'''EX/Ura Characters'''
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* [[Terry Bogard (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Terry Bogard (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Terry Bogard (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Terry Bogard (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Andy Bogard (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Andy Bogard (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Andy Bogard (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Andy Bogard (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Joe Higashi (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Joe Higashi (KoF '94)]]
 
* [[Joe Higashi (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Joe Higashi (KoF '94)]]
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* [[Ryo Sakazaki (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Ryo Sakazaki (KoF '94)]]
 
* [[Ryo Sakazaki (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Ryo Sakazaki (KoF '94)]]
 
* [[Robert Garcia (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Robert Garcia (KoF '94)]]
 
* [[Robert Garcia (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Robert Garcia (KoF '94)]]
 
* [[Yuri Sakazaki (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Yuri Sakazaki (KoF '94)]]
 
* [[Yuri Sakazaki (KoF '94) (KoF '98 UM)|Yuri Sakazaki (KoF '94)]]
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* [[Billy Kane (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Billy Kane (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Billy Kane (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Billy Kane (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Blue Mary (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Blue Mary (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Blue Mary (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Blue Mary (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Ryuji Yamazaki (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Ryuji Yamazaki (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Ryuji Yamazaki (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Ryuji Yamazaki (Real Bout 2)]]
* [[Geese Howard (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Geese Howard (Real Bout 2)]]
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* [[Mai Shiranui (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Mai Shiranui (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[Mai Shiranui (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Mai Shiranui (Real Bout 2)]]
 
* [[King (Art of Fighting) (KoF '98 UM)|King (Art of Fighting)]]
 
* [[King (Art of Fighting) (KoF '98 UM)|King (Art of Fighting)]]
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* [[Geese Howard (Real Bout 2) (KoF '98 UM)|Geese Howard (Real Bout 2)]]
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* [[Orochi Yashiro (KoF '98 UM)|Orochi Yashiro]]
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* [[Orochi Chris (KoF '98 UM)|Orochi Chris]]
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* [[Orochi Shermie (KoF '98 UM)|Orochi Shermie]]
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* [[Kyo Kusanagi (KoF '95) (KoF '98 UM)|Kyo Kusanagi (KoF '95)]]
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! colspan="7"|'''Single Entry'''
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[[Rugal Bernstein (KoF '98 UM)|Rugal Bernstein]]
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==Tiers==
 
==Tiers==

Revision as of 00:01, 16 May 2014

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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match

Ultimate Match Newcomers

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Introduction

A remake of the seminal SNK classic, King of Fighters 98, released in 2008 for the PS2. Ultimate Match takes the original game and adds five more characters, a few new EX characters, and tweaks not only the game modes, but the entire cast.

Notation

Controls and basic notation of KOF 98.


Gameplay Overview

Gameplay Overview of KOF 98UM.


Mechanics and Notes

Mechanics of KOF 98UM.


Characters

Hold the Select Button as you select a character to use the alternate version (Orochi team, EX/Ura characters). The highlighted icon changes and indicates that the character is the alternate version.

Heroes Team Fatal Fury Team Art of Fighting Team Ikari Team Psycho Soldier Team Woman Fighters Team Kim Team
Orochi Team '97 Special Team Yagami Team Master Team American Sports Team Edit Team '96 Boss Team
EX/Ura Characters
Single Entry

Rugal Bernstein

Tiers

God/Boss Tier (Banned): Orochi Iori / Leona, Omega Rugal, Goenitz, Orochi

SSS Tier (Best): Krauser, Geese, Iori

SS Tier (2nd Best): Orochi Chris, EX Geese, Choi

S Tier (Excellent): Daimon, Terry (Both), Saisyu, Takuma

A Tier (Above Average): Brian, Ryo, King (Both), Chris, Orochi Yashiro, Athena, Mr. Big, Rugal

B Tier (Average): Kim, Mature, Yamazaki (both), AOF2 Yuri, Benimaru, Kagura, AOF2 Ryo, Robert, '94 Kyo, Heidern

C Tier (Below Average): Kasumi, Yuri, Leona, Eiji, Yashiro, Mai (Both), Mary (Both), Joe (Both), Kyo, Ralf, Kensou

D Tier (Bad): Clark, Heavy D!, Chang, AOF2 Robert, Vice, Billy (Both), Andy (Both), Shermie, Chin

E Tier (Worst): Orochi Shermie, Shingo, Lucky