Series’ masterpiece “KOF ’98” finally joins the battle on iPhone!
■ 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!
Dual with other KOF players via Bluetooth Multiplayer Mode for epic and unforgettable battles!
・Updated to iOS11.
・Correction of a few minor issues.
Following the update to iOS8,「MULTIPLAYER MODE」 requires now a Wi-Fi connection instead of a Bluetooth connection.
Furthermore, please make sure to be first logged in to "Game Center" before starting a multiplayer session.
Ratings and Reviews
The best KOF - almost perfect
Great port of KOF 98. I love the now standard video options if turning off the video filter for sharp pixel goodness and the scanlines options. Two issues prevent this from being a 5 star for me. One, there is a bug that occasionally hides the virtual buttons. Others have reported this issue as well. The other issue is that this version is censored! No blood! This seems pretty silly and inconsistent since the KOF 97 port retains the blood. Please fix these issues in a patch!
3-Star Rating for now because...
1. The Bluetooth multiplayer won't connect.
All DoTEMU SNK games with "Bluetooth multiplayer feature" do not work.... And they do not update or fix this problem.
2. The Achievement, the one which you should get after playing with all of the characters... Is broken. I've played with all of the characters but I still haven't gotten it.
3. The controls is problematic and pathetic at times, and it's unfair that certain characters' SP moves are very few in comparison to others.
I honestly believe that SNK should find another company who will port their classic arcade games on the iOS or on other mobile platforms because DotEMU is not reliable.
A couple of good things that I can say about this game is that it's my favorite KOF game and that you can really adjust the difficulty (like make it easy) unlike KOF97 and Samurai Shodown II (which I will not recommend anyone to buy because it's unenjoyable to play).
Could not ask for more
I was not expecting to like the touch controls as much as I did. This is the first fighting game on a mobile device I have enjoyed. Very thought out port, you can tell dot emu put a lot of time into it and it paid off. Worth every penny at $3.99 considering that would only get you 8 plays in an arcade (if your lucky). Get it, you won't be sorry.
- SNK CORPORATION
- 135 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
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