The King of Fighters '98 was a special release from the very beginning. As the fifth game in SNK's popular fighting game series, it attracted players by bringing back brawlers who were killed off in previous versions. Future releases would return to the storyline, but '98 did not care and lacked a plot of its own. The game was all about the fighting, and now it's available for Android.


'98 is the fourth King of Fighters game SNK has brought to the platform, following last month's quirky fighting-rhythm hybrid. This port contains numerous game modes and includes the ability for two players to compete on a single device using two Bluetooth controllers. 1998's release is still considered one of the more balanced entries in the series, and it contains 38 combatants in total.

This game may have hopped across numerous consoles over the years, but at $3.99 in the Play Store, it doesn't get more mobile or affordable than this (not legally, anyway).

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  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

    Took too long!
    Nice SNK Playmore, I'm not forced to pirate it anymore! I hope is Xperia Play/Controller compatible...

    • primalxconvoy

      The description states that it is compatible with bluetooth controllers.

  • didibus

    This would be cool on the Shield

  • Serge Cebrian

    this game should charge money for lives....
    that was the spirit of the arcade.. spend your allowance on them :D

    im glad its a pay once game.

    will be trying it with a Bluetooth controller

    • frafri

      which controller do you recommend?

      • Serge Cebrian

        i have a nyko playpad pro or something like that
        it works realy nice for car games for example.. so i will try when i get home xD

  • frafri

    what is a good controller to play this game with ?
    I recently purchased 3 from the developer. they are amazing :D

    • New_Guy

      For me, the Moga Pro has been fantastic with any game that supports it. It also an HID mode which can be pretty clutch.

      • Ghost

        I use HID mode primarily. Get better mapping and don't have to use the useless moga app.

        • primalxconvoy

          I mailed Moga and asked them to just start making HID-controllers, as their Moga pivot/Moga mode was basically broken to the point of useless.

          Hope they wise-up and just kill the moga mode.

    • primalxconvoy

      Moga Pro Power is good, providing you use the "Mode B/Moga HID mode" (which most games support). The "Mode A/Moga Mode" is awful, as it hardly works, due to the incredibly flaky "Moga Pivot" app. Luckily, most games support HID over Moga (even some games that support Moga mode also sorry HID, Luke "Meltdown", so you can configure the controls in the settings).

      It's a bit pricey, though and isn't compatible with other consoles, like the PS3 or Ouya, which limits its usefulness.

    • Cat Astrophy

      just get a ps3 controller and pair it

  • re-bass

    still no Kula, my favorite character..

    • esc_sequencer

      It's KOF 98. You need at least KOF 2000 to have Kula

  • DKT70

    How much ? No thanks, SNK, I'll stick with a emulator.

    • dude

      Get a job. (If you already have one, stop being cheap, do you know how much one of these cartridge goes for on ebay?)

      • DKT70

        Get a job ? Is that the best you can come up with ? Do you think I give a fuck how much the cart goes for ? Knobsack.

      • StriderWhite

        LOL!! Why should I buy the original Neo Geo cartridge when I could simply buy the PS2 version for a couple of bucks (that is what I already did!)?

    • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

      Like me, you should support the developer and buy it, and still play in emulator if you want. Is not that expensive for such (still) amazing game.

      (Probably I spent far more than that in coins/credits at the time)

      • StriderWhite

        come on! I bought Kof A & Kof A-2013, now I think SNK Playmore should publish new games (not that Metal Slug defense sh*t!)

        • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

          I agree with you, but we should not wait for a new KoF game anytime soon. As far I know there a lot of licensing issues with characters designers and the original voice actors that are barring new games of being made.
          Unless SNK make a new KoF with all original/new characters we are stuck with remakes.

          • StriderWhite

            If this is the problem SNK P should do as SNK did with Fatal Fury - Mark Of The Wolves...Terry Bogard was the only legacy character!!

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  • Jeff Moreira

    simply instant buy, love this series!

  • Jason E Perkins

    Buying this in prep for Android TV.

  • Ghost

    The only thing stopping me from getting this is that simply too many good games have come out recently. No time to go back to this right now. If you haven't played it you should check it out. Still considered the best game in the series by some. It really is a dream match with many different characters and series represented.


    Good job SNK, now port KOF 94-96, NESTS saga, and XI and my life would be complete.

  • ddh819

    does this (or any fighting game) let you play 2 players vs on the same device (with 2 controllers)?