King of Fighters 98 Released on Android Smartphones Today

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!”

Download the game through the google play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snkplaymore.android007

Source: SNKPlaymore

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KoF XIII: Mature and Vice Option Selects By The Conan1234321

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!

Source: Tip from James Jr.

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KOF XIII – Mature: OS Against an Invincible Command Grab by GuttsCL

GuttsCL shares more tech demonstrating a 3F safe jump with a option select against invincible command throws & some special moves.

Below is the notation used in the option select:

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War of The Gods 2014 KOFXIII Grand Finals: LDA|xD Kula vs. CG|BALA

This tournament was held yesterday in DF Mexico (Mexico City) and was not streamed. Kula is on the winners side of the bracket while Bala is on the losers. Watch to see who wins!

Source: Dark Geese Youtube

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The KOF Challenge II KOFXIII – South vs. North FT20

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)!

Source: Dark Geese Youtube

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KOF XIII – Duo Lon: OS against an invincible command grab by GuttsCL

Yay for new tech.

Our favorite Chilean tutorial video maker, GuttCl, is at it again.  Most likely inspired by ideas discussed in this recently released video, a bunch of other tutorial videos have been uploaded with actual applications of the Option Select.

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.

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King of Fighters 98 For Smartphones Officially Announced By SNKPlaymore

kof98 smartphones

Today, SNKPlaymore announced the upcoming release of KOF98 for smartphones (iOS/Android)! The website for the app has opened today here: http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/kof98/

Stay tuned for more information! The game should be released very, very soon!

Source: SNKPlaymore

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KOFXIII EVO 2014 Grand Finals | MCZ Tokido vs. Qanba Xiaohai

Source: IGN

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KOFXIII EVO 2014 Pool Matches & FT5 Matches Archive Captured By KingsofCO

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:

KaneBlueRiver vs SanwaCat

Bonkler vs PSG El Matador

Qanba Dakou vs Kyabetsu

IGL DC James Jr vs Pam

LDA ET vs Eduardo Diaz

Maidman vs Hitoshi

Hit the jump to see the rest of the video archive!
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Dream Cancel Live! Episode 23: Post-EVO2014 Discussion

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