SNKPlaymore released King of Fighters 98 today for Android OS Smartphones today! iOS Smartphones will be released in a few days through the Apple App store. Here are some notes from the press release:
“SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi
Toyama) is proud to announce the worldwide release of “THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98” for Android devices.
“THE KING OF FIGHTERS” series is extremely popular among fighting game fans for its history, its charismatic characters, and its
highly strategic team-based fighting game system. ”THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98”, praised amongst KOF fans around the world
for its stellar game balance, is now available on Android and in the days to come on iOS!
This iOS / Android port of “KOF ‘98” not only faithfully reproduces the original NEOGEO Ver., but also includes a lot of unique
features for an even better game experience!
◆ The best game balance in the “KOF” series!
“KOF ‘98” is praised among KOF fans around the world as being the ultimate compilation of “KOF ‘94” ~ “KOF ‘97” titles and for
its fantastic game balance. Moreover, this perfect port of “KOF ‘98” features 2 different gameplay modes, “EXTRA” &
“ADVANCED”, and also includes a “TRAINING MODE” where you can master all your combos! “KOF ‘98” is also compatible
with Bluetooth game controllers for the best gameplay experience ever!!
◆ 38 playable characters!
In addition to the series’ iconic characters, “Iori” and “American Sports” teams as well as “Shingo Yabuki” and “Rugal Bernstein”
edit characters return in “KOF ‘98” to complete the gorgeous roster of 38 characters and for a never ending dream match!
◆ A NEOGEO Perfect Port with added features!
Play “KOF ‘98” with its original 4 buttons configuration, or use its unique control scheme of 6 button settings and the simplified
special moves with the help of the “SP” button!
◆ Challenge your friends via Bluetooth!
Duel with other KOF players via Bluetooth Multiplayer Mode for epic and unforgettable battles!”
Expanding on the concept of the latest GuttsCL videos focused around option selects, The Conan1234321 (aka Moony Blues) was inspired enough to explore around with some option select ideas and found a few, which he has shared in this video!
Captured at the pre-EVO2014 weekend event The KOF Challenge II in Tijuana, this is a first to 20 match set between LDA|xD Kula & EGN | CG Hugo (representing South Mexico, DF/Puebla) vs. ST|TL Kanibalito & XTR|ST Koopa (representing North Mexico, Tijuana)!
Strangely, GuttCl has not put up any description of the exact input to trigger this Option Select. An update will be edited in once this happens. Enjoy the videos and challenge yourselves to come up with some new uses.
At Evo 2014, KingsofCo aided the KOF community by contributing their stream for the pool matches of the King of Fighters XIII tournament, and also capturing a few first to 5 match sets during the weekend.
Commentary for the pool tournament matches are handled by Juicebox, Liston, Sendo, Desmond Delaghetto (myself), and FroFighter: