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Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by racketboy Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:28 am

I'm pretty excited to have another fighting game on the way.
http://www.racketboy.com/together-retro ... rs-98.html

Even though I have Dream Match '99 on the Dreamcast, I just ordered Ultimate for the PS2.

Here's some question to get started:
What system are you playing on?
Who are your favorite characters to play with?
What skill level do you have with fighters in general and in KOF '98?
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by dsheinem Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:43 am

no more boring Riviera! hooray!

I'll be playing the port on the Orochi Saga Collection (PS2), but haven't played enough of this game (or the series) to really have a favorite character picked out yet. I am looking forward to learning the intricacies of the game, and will probably play some of the other entries as well to get a better sense of why this one is often considered the best in the series.
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by noiseredux Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:05 am

I'm playing Ultimate Match on PS2. I'm using Mai and Terry Bogard, but haven't quite settled on a third character that I'm totally comfortable with yet. But I am totally loving the game. I ordered a fighter pad over the weekend, and hopefully it gets here soon. The PS2 controller isn't QUITE right for this game.
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by dsheinem Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:09 am

noiseredux wrote:I'm playing Ultimate Match on PS2. I'm using Mai and Terry Bogard, but haven't quite settled on a third character that I'm totally comfortable with yet. But I am totally loving the game. I ordered a fighter pad over the weekend, and hopefully it gets here soon. The PS2 controller isn't QUITE right for this game.


Do you have the Orochi Saga too? I'd love to hear from someone who has both as to whether the core arcade game is much better on one release or the other. I know that UM has extra characters and 3D backgrounds, etc. - but I am basically just interested in the closest port of the MVS original I can find. I have read that both of the PS2 versions suffer from some emulation bugs - is the regular arcade version of the game on UM markedly improved?
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by fvgazi Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:09 am

Is it me or is Ultimate Match waaaaay harder than the other ports of this game?
I even put it on 1 difficulty and still got destroyed. I've beaten Dream Match tons of times.

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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by AppleQueso Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:10 am

I think the UM original version uses the same button timing as the UM verison, which is a bit more forgiving than the original.
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by dsheinem Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:11 am

AppleQueso wrote:I think the UM original version uses the same button timing as the UM verison, which is a bit more forgiving than the original.


Which is closest to the arcade original?
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by AppleQueso Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:13 am

Honestly not sure, I haven't played Orochi saga so I can't compare
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by noiseredux Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:16 am

dsheinem wrote:
noiseredux wrote:I'm playing Ultimate Match on PS2. I'm using Mai and Terry Bogard, but haven't quite settled on a third character that I'm totally comfortable with yet. But I am totally loving the game. I ordered a fighter pad over the weekend, and hopefully it gets here soon. The PS2 controller isn't QUITE right for this game.


Do you have the Orochi Saga too? I'd love to hear from someone who has both as to whether the core arcade game is much better on one release or the other. I know that UM has extra characters and 3D backgrounds, etc. - but I am basically just interested in the closest port of the MVS original I can find. I have read that both of the PS2 versions suffer from some emulation bugs - is the regular arcade version of the game on UM markedly improved?


I didn't end up grabbing Orochi Saga, because everything I read last month when shopping for KOF said UM was the best version to get. I don't remember why now. Perhaps the big giant HG101 article will shed light...

At any rate, the game seems fantastic. I remember playing KOF (not sure which) on a Neo Geo cab at a local convenience store back in the day. This really brings me back. I've spent a lot more time with Fatal Fury in the past, but I think this is far more perfected and fluid.

I really need to figure out my third fighter though.

PS - this month's TR article is great! I really liked the inclusion of the embedded video.
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Re: Together Retro: The King of Fighters '98

by fastbilly1 Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:19 am

I love the stories and characters, but hate the fighting system. Even when Ack and I played it like Street Fighter I didnt like it. Far to deep for a casual 2d fighting fan like me. That said: Mai, Athena, open - typically Kyo
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