The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match

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The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match

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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.


Controls and basic notation of KOF 98.

Gameplay Overview

Gameplay Overview of KOF 98UM.

Mechanics and Notes

Mechanics of KOF 98UM.


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. Boss characters such as Goenitz, Omega Rugal, Orochi Leona, Orochi Iori, and Orochi are banned from standard tournament play.

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