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"The boy who possess flames born from mixed two different flames. He wield his flame to regain his past."

-Intro

The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ 2002ツーサウザンドツー アンリミテッドマッチ) is a remake of the original The King of Fighters 2002 made by SNK Playmore. It features new teams, a new visual layout, new game balancing, new Super Special Moves and spliced artwork during super attacks. Several teams have a different theme from their previous appearances, and many teams have brand new compositions written for them. Like in The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, this game also includes a Neo Geo adaption of the original version and a gallery of the older illustrations made by Nona, only on the PlayStation 2 version. The main illustrations for this game were done by Hiroaki. This is the game with the biggest roster of all series, making it the first dream match game with the most complete roster of characters based to date within the KOF series as a whole, with 66 characters, between normal characters and alternate version of characters).

The soundtrack has been completely redone and is composed by Yasufumi Fukuda, Makoto Asai, Teruo Konishi, and a new arranger named Two-Five. The game was released on February 26, 2009 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan and was released as a download for the Xbox Live Arcade network on November 3, 2010. The PC version of the game, initially released for the arcades through the NESiCAxLive platform, has been released on the platform Steam in February 27, 2015, for Humble Bundle, in January 9, 2016 and for GOG in June 1, 2018. Like the Xbox 360 version, it doesn't include the Neo Geo version.[1][2][3]

Due to balance changes introduced for the 2010 Super Battle Opera tournament (released by the magazine Arcadia), an updated version of the game was released for PlayStation 2 called The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match Tougeki Ver. on June 24, 2010. The hidden boss characters have been disabled (although, with a save modified from the original game, can still be played) and new balance adjustments for several characters have been made. The game is otherwise the same.

On October 1, 2020, the Remastered PC version received rollback netcode, developed by Code Mystics, which aimed to improve online matches. The same process occurred with The King of Fighters '97, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, The Last Blade 2 and Samurai Shodown V Special (only on PS4). The beta version was available until October 22, 2020, and the official release was on November 11, 2020.[4][5]

The game was digitally released on PlayStation 4 with rollback netcode on February 8, 2021, digitally. A physical version of the game has been available in April 15, 2021. In January 18, 2022, the Online Lobbies and the Spectator Mode are available in this game. The same resources also are present in The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match.

The game also received updates introducing the Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish languages. The first idiom is released in April 20, 2021, and the second, in May 29, 2022. Until then, the English is the only language available in the game.

Gameplay

The gameplay in The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is the same as The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle (the Neo Geo version), except with the fact of that there are more changes applied to a number of characters compared to The King of Fighters Neowave (which was essentially a rebalanced version of the base versions of 2002). Adding to this are new moves, radically new stages and a new soundtrack.

Furthermore, a large number of the MAX2/HSDMs have been simplified to more standard-yet-extended motions. Unlike in Neowave, which has kept the same MAX2/HSDMs as in the original versions of 2002, some MAX2/HSDMs in 2002 UM specifically have even been completely reworked, or replaced with entirely new ones (with prior ones now being moved to being normal SDMs/MAX Supers).

Characters

The roster consists of not only everyone from the original KOF 2002, but also almost every character who were playable at least once in KOF '99, KOF 2000, KOF 2001 and KOF 2002 (the first three being canonical chapters of the NESTS Chronicles Saga, while the original KOF 2002 is a Dream Match title).

The game only features one new (and exclusive) character to the series roster, who is:

Nameless 2002um
Nameless, the 9999th K' clone and the only survivor of "Project Ж". He is known by NESTS by his codename "Ж'" or "Zhe Prime". A constant subject of endurance tests, he lived a miserable life with his only love interest Isolde indirectly providing him emotional relief, and a reason to live on and endure trial after trial. He replaces K9999, a character removed from the series due to an internal disfavor of character design. Unlike the other fighters, he enters alone as a single entry fighter.

Official Team Roster

Note: Some parenthetical citations are sometimes Japanese team names, sometimes shortened team names.

K' Team

K-sprite1
K'
Maxima99
Maxima
Whip99
Whip

Japan Team (A.K.A. Kyo Team)

Kyo99
Kyo Kusanagi
Benimaru2000
Benimaru Nikaido
Gorodaimon96
Goro Daimon

Fatal Fury Team (A.K.A. Garou Densetsu Team)

Terry-sprite1
Terry Bogard
Andy2001
Andy Bogard
Joe99
Joe Higashi

Art of Fighting Team (A.K.A. Kyokugenryu Team)

Ryo2002
Ryo Sakazaki
Robert99
Robert Garcia
Yuri98
Yuri Sakazaki

Ikari Warriors Team (A.K.A. Ikari Team)

Leona99
Leona Heidern
Ralf-kof2001-stance
Ralf Jones
Clark99
Clark Still
Alternate Version
Wildleona97
Orochi Leona (Leona's Riot of Blood version appears as a power-up-state DM from "Awakening" or "Dead End Inferno")

Psycho Soldier Team (A.K.A. Athena Team)

Athena2002
Athena Asamiya
Kensou98
Sie Kensou
Bao99
Bao

Women Fighters Team

Kingkof2000
King
Mai96
Mai Shiranui
Kasumi99
Kasumi Todoh

Pretty Girls Fighters Team

Lixiangfei99
Li Xiangfei
Hinako2000
Hinako Shijo
Maylee2001Maylee2002alt
May Lee Jinju

Korea Justice Team (A.K.A. Kim Team)

Kimkaphwan2002
Kim Kaphwan
Chang96
Chang Koehan
Choi96
Choi Bounge

Asian Triple Alliance Team (A.K.A. Jhun Team)

Jhun99
Jhun Hoon
Lin2000
Lin
Shingo98
Shingo Yabuki

Orochi Team (A.K.A. Former KOF '97 New Faces Team)

Yashiro2002
Yashiro Nanakase
Shermie2002
Shermie
Chris-sprite3
Chris

Awakened Orochi Team

Orochiyashiro98
Orochi Yashiro
Orochishermie2002
Orochi Shermie
OrochiChris2002UM
Orochi Chris

KOF '97 Special Team (A.K.A. Outlaw Team)

Yamazaki97
Ryuji Yamazaki
Bluemary98
Blue Mary
Billykane97
Billy Kane

Yagami Team

Iori2001
Iori Yagami
Mature98
Mature
Vice2002
Vice

Agents Team

Vanessa2000
Vanessa
Seth2000
Seth
Ramon2000
Ramón


NESTS Team

Kula2000
Kula Diamond
Foxy2001
Foxy
Angel2001
Ángel

Masters Team

Heidern2001
Heidern
Takuma98
Takuma Sakazaki
Chin99
Chin Gentsai

Clones Team

Kyokusanagi2002
Kusanagi
Kyo199
Kyo-1
Kyo299
Kyo-2

Single Entry Fighter

Nameless sprite
Nameless

Bosses

Final Bosses
Krizalid99alt
Krizalid
Zero2000
Clone Zero
Zero2001
Zero
Igniz2001
Igniz
Special Boss
Omegarugal2002
Omega Rugal
Challenge Mode Bosses (Exclusive for Console/PC versions)
Geesesvc
Geese Howard
Nightmaregeese2002um
Nightmare Geese
Goenitz96
Goenitz

Mid-Bosses Table

Note: Unlike prior games, there are multiple different Mid-Bosses, with all of them requiring different conditions to fight a certain opponent. Each Mid-Boss is fought as a Solo Character, lacking a Team.
Mid-Boss
Conditions
Kyo199
Kyo-1
Finish 3 fights with a Super Special Move without meeting the requirements to fight Nameless or Kula.
Kyo299
Kyo-2
Finish 3 fights with a Super Special Move without meeting the requirements to fight Nameless or Kula.
Kyokusanagi2002
Kusanagi
Finish 3 fights with a Super Special Move without meeting the requirements to fight Nameless or Kula.
Foxy2001
Foxy
Not meeting the requirements to fight Nameless, Kula or Clone Team characters.
Angel2001
Ángel
Not meeting the requirements to fight Nameless, Kula or Clone Team characters.
Kula2000
Kula Diamond
Finish 3 fights with a MAX Super Special Move without meeting the requirements to fight Nameless.
Nameless sprite
Nameless
Finish 2 fights with a MAX2.

Bosses Tables

Final Bosses Table

Note: Similarly to the Mid-Bosses, there are multiple different Final Bosses, with all of them requiring different conditions to fight a certain opponent. They can be unlocked after beating them in Team Play, Single Play or Challenge Mode. In PC and PS4 versions, they are available at the start of the game.
Boss (es)
Game's Final Similarity
Conditions
Krizalid99alt
Krizalid
The King of Fighters '99
Finish Stage 6 normally.
Zero2000
Clone Zero
The King of Fighters 2000
Finish Stage 6 with a Super Special Move.
Zero2001
Zero
The King of Fighters 2001 (Sub-Boss)
Finish Stage 6 with a MAX Super Special Move.
Igniz2001
Igniz
The King of Fighters 2001 (Final Boss)
Finish Stage 6 with a MAX2.

Special Boss

Note: Unlike prior KOF games, there is a secret Final Boss, only being able to be fought after satisfying multiple conditions. Much like Nightmare Geese, this Boss is EXTREMELY challenging, and you only have one attempt to do so. Losing the fight instantly gives you a Game Over. In PC and PS4/PS5 versions, he is available at the start of the game.
Boss
Game's Final Similiarity
Conditions
Omegarugal2002
Omega Rugal
The King of Fighters 2002
Finish any of the NESTS Bosses on your first try, using no continues and losing a total of 3 or fewer rounds counting from the beginning.

Single Entry Bosses

Note: These Bosses are not fought in Arcade Mode and are only fought in Challenge Mode and Endless Mode. In PC and PS4 versions, they are available at the start of the game.
Boss
Challenge
Conditions
Geesesvc
Geese Howard
16 (Expert Challenge)
Finish him using any combo attacks, with any character, during the seconds multiples of 3. Or in Endless mode, finish him as the 58th character.
Nightmaregeese2002um
Nightmare Geese
20 (Expert Challenge)
Finish him using any character, who has with his infinity special power bar. The defeat unlocks all the game content. He does not appear in Endless mode.
Goenitz96
Goenitz
16 (Normal and Expert Challenges)
Finish him along the Awakened Orochi Team (Normal Challenge); Finish him using any combo attacks, with any character, during the seconds multiples of 3 (Expert Challenge). Or in Endless mode, finish him as the 59th character.

EX Characters

Note: These characters are alternate versions of some Characters, having either modified moves or a completely different movesets. On the Character Select Screen, hold Select on a certain Character.

Robert99
EX Robert Garcia (Based on his KOF '99 - 2000 Charge Moveset)
Kensou98
EX Sie Kensou (Based on his KOF '99 - 2000 Psychic Powerless Moveset)
Takuma98
EX Takuma Sakazaki (Based on his KOF '99 - 2001 Classic Moveset)

Special Edit Teams

Note: Unlike the other special teams, the Original Ikari Warriors Team has no special illustration.

KOF '02 UM Team

Nameless sprite
Nameless
K-sprite1
K'
Kyo99
Kyo Kusanagi

Former Art of Fighting Team (Original Art of Fighting Team)

Ryo2002
Ryo Sakazaki
Robert99
Robert Garcia
Takuma98
Takuma Sakazaki

Former Psycho Soldier Team (Original Psycho Soldier Team)

Athena2002
Athena Asamiya
Kensou98
Sie Kensou
Chin99
Chin Genstai

Former Women Fighters Team (Original KOF 2002 Women Fighters Team)

Mai96
Mai Shiranui
Yuri98
Yuri Sakazaki
Maylee2001 Maylee2002alt
May Lee Jinju

Fatal Fury's Women Team

Mai96
Mai Shiranui
Bluemary98
Blue Mary
Lixiangfei99
Li Xiangfei

Art of Fighting's Women Team

Kingkof2000
King
Yuri98
Yuri Sakazaki
Kasumi99
Kasumi Todoh

Justice Team

Athena2002
Athena Asamiya
Kimkaphwan2002
Kim Kaphwan
Maylee2001 Maylee2002alt
May Lee Jinju

KOF '94/'95 (A.K.A. Classic) Ikari Warriors Team

Heidern2001
Heidern
Ralf-kof2001-stance
Ralf Jones
Clark99
Clark Still

Kids Team

Kula2000
Kula Diamond
Bao99
Bao
Chris-sprite3
Chris

Giants Team

Chang96
Chang Koehan
Gorodaimon96
Goro Daimon
Maxima99
Maxima

Japanese National Sports Team

Gorodaimon96
Goro Daimon
Kasumi99
Kasumi Todoh
Hinako2000
Hinako Shijou

Older Brothers Team

Terry-sprite1
Terry Bogard
Ryo2002
Ryo Sakazaki
Billykane97
Billy Kane

Sunglasses Team

K-sprite1
K'
Clark99
Clark Still
Choi96
Choi Bounge

Glamorous Team

Mai96
Mai Shiranui
Shermie2002
Shermie
Angel2001
Ángel

Mature Ladies Team

Mature98
Mature
Vice2002
Vice
Vanessa2000
Vanessa

Fathers Team

Kimkaphwan2002
Kim Kaphwan
Takuma98
Takuma Sakazaki
Gorodaimon96
Goro Daimon

Hurricane Team

Joe99
Joe Higashi
Choi96
Choi Bounge
Goenitz96
Goenitz

Fatal Fury Villains Team (A.K.A South Town Team)

Geesesvc
Geese Howard
Billykane97
Billy Kane
Yamazaki97
Ryuji Yamazaki

Orochi Saga Bosses Team

Goenitz96
Goenitz
Omegarugal2002
Omega Rugal
Geesesvc
Geese Howard

NESTS Bosses Team

Krizalid99altZero2000Zero2001Igniz2001
Any team consisting of only Krizalid, Zero, Original Zero and/or Igniz

NPC Characters

  • Isolde - appears in Nameless' HSDM
  • Kogoro Daimon - appears in Daimon's round start intro; also appears in Daimon's win screen
  • Rock Howard - appears in one of Terry's round win poses
  • Ron - appears in Zero's win pose against Lin
  • Luan, Chat and Sai - appears in Lin's win pose against Zero
  • Eiji Kisaragi - appears in the special intro Billy vs. Iori, and one of Billy win poses
  • Candy Diamond - appears in one of Kula's round win poses and two of her Desperation Moves
  • Diana - appears in one of Kula's round win poses and two of her Desperation Moves
  • Glugan - appears in Zero's intro against all NESTS employees and enemies
  • Misty - appears in Igniz's win pose against all NESTS enemies
  • Antonio - appears in Mary's intro and one of her win poses
  • Asuka and Maria - appears in one of Athena's intros and in one of her HSDMs

Stage Cameos

Original Characters

  • Yuki (KOF '97) - in Japan High School Stage
  • Saisyu Kusanagi (KOF '95) - in Japan High Shool Stage
  • Chizuru Kagura (KOF '96) - in Japan High School Stage
  • Heavy-D! (KOF '94) - in the Italy Stage, until the 2nd round
  • Lucky Glauber (KOF '94) - in USA Stage
  • Brian Battler (KOF '94) - in USA Stage
  • Baitang (KOF 2000) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Pretty Girls Fighters Team Version)
  • Syo Kirishima (KOF 2000) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Pretty Girls Fighters Team Version)
  • Kaoru Watabe (Psycho Soldier Team Cameo) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Pretty Girls Fighters Team Version)
  • Kang Bae Dal (KOF 2000) - in Korea Stage

Fatal Fury/MOTW series

  • Sokaku Mochizuki (Fatal Fury 3) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)
  • Big Bear (Fatal Fury 2) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)
  • Cheng Sinzan (Fatal Fury 2) - in Neo Geo World Stage
  • Tsugumi Sendo (FF: Wild Ambition) - in the Italy Stage
  • Jubei Yamada (Fatal Fury 2) - in the Italy Stage
  • Touji Sakata (FF: Wild Ambition) - in the Italy Stage, from the 3rd round
  • Alfred (RBFF 2) - in the Italy Stage
  • Duck King (Fatal Fury: King of Fighters) - in the Italy Stage, until the 2nd round
  • P-chan (Fatal Fury 2) - in the Italy Stage, until the 2nd round
  • Hokutomaru (Garou: MOTW) - in the Italy Stage, during the last round
  • Marco Rodriguez (Garou: MOTW) - in the Dojo Stage
  • Gato (Garou: MOTW) - in the Dojo Stage, until the 3rd round
  • Hotaru Futaba (Garou: MOTW) - in the Dojo Stage, from the 4th round
  • Richard Meyer (Fatal Fury: King of Fighters) - in Cambodia Stage
  • Bob Wilson (Fatal Fury 3) - in Cambodia Stage
  • Hwa Jai (Fatal Fury : King of Fighters) - in Cambodia Stage
  • Jin Chonshu (Fatal Fury 3) - in China Stage
  • Jin Chonrei (Fatal Fury 3) - in China Stage
  • Tung Fu Rue (Fatal Fury: King of Fighters) - in China Stage
  • Hon-Fu (Fatal Fury 3) - in China Stage
  • White (RBFF: Dominated Mind) - in USA Stage
  • Lilly Kane (Fatal Fury: King of Fighters) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Pretty Girls Fighters Team Version)
  • Franco Bash (Fatal Fury 3) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Pretty Girls Fighters Team Version)
  • Kim Dong Hwan (Garou: MOTW) - in Korea Stage, from the 3rd round
  • Kim Jae Hoon (Garou: MOTW) - in Korea Stage
  • Alice Chrysler (RBFF 1) - in Korea Stage
  • Tizoc (Garou: MOTW) - in Greece Stage
  • Wolfgang Krauser (Fatal Fury 2) - in Greece Stage
  • Freeman - (Garou: MOTW) - in Greece Stage
  • Kain R. Heinlein - in Greece Stage

Art of Fighting series

The Last Blade series

  • Kotetsu Naoe - in Neo Geo World Stage

Metal Slug series

Savage Reign/Kizuna Eucounter series

  • Sho Hayate (Savage Reign) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Pretty Girls Fighters Team Version)
  • King Leo (Savage Reign) - in the Neo Geo World Stage
  • Joker (Savage Reign) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)
  • Carol Stanzack (Savage Reign) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)
  • Kim Sue-il (Kizuna Encounter) - in Korea stage
  • Max Eagle (Savage Reign) - in Greece stage (only in PS2)

Samurai Shodown series

  • Nakoruru (SamSho I) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)

World Heroes series

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Other Games

  • Cyber Woo (King of The Monsters) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (Both Versions)
  • Rocky (Robo Army) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)
  • Duke Edwards (Burning Fight) - in the Neo Geo World Stage (K' Team Version)
  • Miss X (SNK Gals' Fighters) - in Japan High School Stage
  • Gai Tendo (Buriki One) - in the Italy Stage, until the 4th round
  • Roddy & Cathy (Top Hunter) - in China Stage

SNK Mascots

  • G-Mantle - in the Neo Geo World Stage (only in PS2)
  • Neo Poke-Kun - in the Neo Geo World and Cambodia Stages

Stages

Note 1: In this game, the stages are associated with the teams and the bosses, which hasn't happened in a game of the series since KOF '96.
Note 2: In the PS2 version, the stages are presented in 3D. In the Xbox 360, PC and PS4 versions, they are in 2D.
Note 3: Geese and Nightmare Geese don't have an associated stage.
Note 4: In Online Mode (available only in Xbox and PC versions), the stages are chosen at random by the game system.
Stage's Name
Team/Character
Description
Neo Geo World, Osaka, Japan
K' Team & Pretty Girls Fighters Team
An SNK Playmore amusement park in Osaka, Japan. Some references to the company can be seen in this stage, beside a castle, a ferris wheel, a russian roullete, statues, and a waterfall in the background. The battle takes place next to a fruit stand with the NEO GEO logo, a carousel, SNK Playmore's mascot Neo-Poke-Kun, a zeppelin with the game's logo and a ice cream house. Some people can be seen watching the battle.
Japan High School
Japan Team
A street fighting event that takes place outside of a Japanese high school. Boards, sakura trees, balloons, spectators cheering, graffiti and a portal with the series and company name can all be seen in the stage. A poster of the Japan Team also can be seen, along with some flags featuring KOF characters throughout the school. Two characters narrate the fight at a table with the franchise's name, and they stand up when one of the fighters wins.
Note: The characters in the flags are: King and Clark in KOF '97, Ryo and Iori in KOF XI, Mature and Terry in the original KOF 2002, Chang in KOF 2001, Athena in KOF '98 and Robert in KOF '96.
The Mediterranean Sea, Italy
Fatal Fury Team & '97 Special Team
The village of Riomaggiore, in the Cinque Terre, Italy. A sun umbrella and a table with a bowl of fruits and a cocktail can be seen to the left of the stage, along with a boat to the right of the stage. Sunchairs and some typical Italian houses along the cliffsides can be seen in the background, along with two people building a sandcastle, another two people playing volleyball, and various other spectators.
Note: Some characters can be seen watching the fight, most of them hailing from the Fatal Fury series. Slight alterations to the stage are observed throughout the different rounds.
Kyokugenryu Dojo, Taiwan
Art of Fighting Team
A dojo boat of Kyokugenryu Karate in Taiwan, at sunset, with the National Palace Museum in the background. The battle takes in the center of the dojo, with some Kyokugenryu students watching the fight, a dragon statue to the left (the same statue found in the Art of Fighting Team in KOF '94), birds flying, a mural with drawings of a dragon and a tiger, along with references to Ryo and Robert and a dragon-shaped boat in the background. On the floor, there is a logo which can be seen also in the ground of the Japanese temple stages from KOF '95 and KOF '98.
Ancient Ruins, Cambodia
Ikari Warriors Team & Masters Team
The ruins of Angkor Wat, in Cambodia. The battle takes place in front of the Angkor Thom on a cloudy day. Some characters and people can be observed watching the fight. The surrounding jungle and buildings of the complex can also seen in the background.
Note: In the final round, Neo-Poke-Kun, a SNK mascot, appears in the right as a stone statue.
Chinese Restaurant
Psycho Soldier Team
A restaurant in China. In the background of the stage a gong can be seen, along with some characters tasting Chinese delicacies and decorated tables. An audience of spectators can also be seen cheering on the battle.
Front of the Concert Hall, USA
Women Fighters Team & Agents Team
The cross between the Seventh Avenue and the 57th Street, next to the SNK Playmore's headquarters and in front to the Carnegie Hall, in New York, USA. Buildings, highligthing the Trump Tower (property of former US President Donald Trump) in the background, traffic lights, plaques, flags in the hall, a hot dog cart and a rock band playing in the background can be seen. The game's logo in the drum and a taxi passing.
Dongdaegu Station, Daegu, South Korea
Korea Justice Team & Asian Triple Alliance Team
A train station in Daegu, South Korea. The battle takes place in the waiting line, in the outside of the station. Various spectators can be seen cheering in the background, along with a train, the South Korea flag, trees and women with pompoms, beside other people holding a poster with the words KOREA on display. The game's name in a light post can also be seen and in a waiting point, next to Korean letters and the words WELCOME TO KOREA.
Battle Arena, Greece
New Faces/Orochi Team, Yagami Team & Goenitz
An amphitheater in Greece. Various characters can be seen, along with people cheering, inscriptions in Greek and a statue of a Grecian female with a crown and scepter in the distant background. The fight occurs on a walkway over which a small portion of water flows. The game's logo in the floor can be spotted on the floor.
Note: When any character makes a special or strong move, the water in the amphitheater rises
Clone Laboratory, NESTS Headquarters
NESTS Team, Clones Team & Nameless
The NESTS lab's clones of Kyo. Can be seen the clones in glass domes, a ladder in the left, a control panel in the right, and an ascending elevator in the background. A power turbine can also be seen near a control panel.
Note: when the player faces Nameless or the one of the Clones Team in Team Play, or choose one of them first in Versus Play, a red light blinks, a dome is broken in the background and the other, in the left, is cracked.

Beside these, repaginated versions of the stages of NESTS Saga's Bosses and Omega Rugal's stage from the console version of KOF 2002 are available.

Music Themes

Some music themes of this game are versions rearranged of some old themes in SNK past games. Below, the list:

Music Theme
Team/Character
Game/Series' Source
KD-0079+
K' Team
The King of Fighters '99 (Hero Team Theme)
ESAKA!!
Japan Team
The King of Fighters '96 (Hero Team Theme)
ART OF FIGHT ~ Ryuko to Tsubame (Art of Fight ~ Dragon, Tiger, and Swallow)
Art of Fighting Team
Art of Fighting (Ryuhaku Todoh's Theme)
DESERT REQUIEM ~Operation '02UM'
Ikari Warriors Team
The King of Fighters '95 (Ikari Warriors Team Theme)
Psycho Soldier ~Super Chinese Remix~
Psycho Soldier Team
Psycho Soldier (Athena's Theme)
Re:Bloody
New Faces/Orochi Team
The King of Fighters '97 (Team New Faces Theme)
Butterfly Emerges from Chrysalis
Awakened Orochi Team
The King of Fighters '97 & The King of Fighters '98 (Orochi Yashiro & Orochi Chris' Themes; Some elements)
In Spite of One's Age ~Ver.Immortal~
Masters Team
The King of Fighters '98 (Masters Team Theme)
Cutting Edge
Krizalid
The King of Fighters '99 (Krizalid's Theme My Dear Fallen Angel; Some elements)
Geese ni Mustard (Mustard for Geese)
Geese Howard/Nightmare Geese
Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (Geese's Theme)

Gallery

Game Reception

The game's 19,000 units sold out in Japan the same week the title premiered. In Issue 114 from Arcadia, the game was featured at ninth in its Top Ten Video Games list. Critical reception to the game was positive due to its large number of playable characters, although mixed opinions were given to its aging graphics. In addition, despite lacking a plot, the large interaction between characters was praised for adding depth to the game.

Videos & Trailers

See also

References

External links

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Films/Animations Another DayThe King of Fighters (movie)DestinyAwaken
Mangas/Comics/Novels/Manhwas The King of Fighters: Kyo (Manga)The King of Fighters: A New BeginningThe King of Fantasy (Manga)The King of Fighters Side Story: The Origin of Flame - Shingo Travels Through Time! Let's Go!The King of Fantasy (Novel)The King of Fighters: R's Letter
Cancelled Online (UnoTechnology)Fighters' WorldKOF MI "A2"KOF: Maximum Impact 360Online (DragonFly/Triple A Games)
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The King of Fighters games
Prologue KOF '94 Logo Sprite
Orochi Saga KOF '95 Logo Sprite KOF '96 Logo Sprite KOF '97 Logo Sprite KOF '98 ENG Logo Sprite
NESTS Chronicles KOF '99 Logo Sprite KOF 2000 Logo Sprite KOF 2001 Logo Sprite KOF 2002 Logo Sprite
Tales of Ash KOF 2003 Logo Sprite KOF XI Logo Sprite KOF XII Logo KOF XIII Logo
New Age Saga KOF XIV Logo The King of Fighters XV Logo
Remakes KOF Dream Match 1999 Logo KOF '99 Evolution Logo KOF '94 Re-Bout Logo KOF '98UM Logo KOF 2002UM Logo KOF '98UMFE Logo
Maximum Impact series KOF MI Logo KOF MI2 Logo KOF MIRA Logo
Offshoots Kofr1logo Kofr2logo KOF EX Logo KOF EX2 Logo KOF Neowave Logo
Spin-offs Quiz King of Fighters Logo Sprite KOF Kyo Logo KOF Battle de Paradise Logo Sprite KOF Sky Stage Logo The King of Fighters Online (MOBA) KOF '98 UM WEB Logo SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy ENG Logo
Mobile The King of Fighters -Mobile- / R-2The King of Fighters -Volleyball-KOF Gals MahjongThe King of MillionaireThe King of ReversiMahjongKOF Kentei - Mezase Cult Quiz Ou!Moeyo! KOF Daiundokai KOF x FF logoBattle FestaKOF-i 2012 LogoEncounter ROF logo KOF98UMOL logo Beast Busters KOF logo The King of Fighters: World The King of Fighters Destiny (拳皇命運) KOF All Star LogoOrochi GoSNK All Star Logo KOF Chronicle (Logo) The King of Fighters for Girls (Logo) KOF Arena Logo KOFSC Logo
Pachinko The King of FightersChapter of NESTSMaximum Impact Kof3 logo CR KOF Logo
Compilations The King of Fighters Orochi Collection KOF Collection -The Orochi Saga- LogoThe King of Fighters NESTS Collection
Cancelled The King of Fighters Online (UnoTechnology)The King of Fighters' WorldKOF Maximum Impact Regulation "A2"KOF: Maximum Impact 360The King of Fighters Online (Cancelled)
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