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The King of Fighters '98 - Dream Match Never Ends
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 ドリームマッチネバーエンズ
(1998)







NEO GEO CD LIMITED EDITION - DRAMATIC SNK 1999 CALENDAR

Cover

Jan-Feb
'Daybreak'

Mar-Apr
'Illusion'

May-June
'Shout!'

July-Aug
'Date de Beach'

Sep-Oct
'Memory of red'

Nov-Dec
'Angels Fall with the Snow'

King of Fighters R-2 - Pocket Kakutō Series
キング・オブ・ファイターズR-2 ポケット格闘シリーズ
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The King of Fighters Dream Match 1999
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ ドリームマッチ1999
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The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 アルティメットマッチ
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The King of Fighters '98
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98

-SCITRON OR SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 19 Aug 1998
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00334
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Original Soundtrack' release for the arcade / Neo Geo version of KOF'98.
Presents a massive 61-track compendium spread over 2 CDs, including detailed 'Voice and S.E. Collection' tracks for every team.
View [back] for track list.

2-CD case, 2 x audio CD, 16-page colour booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 Graphical Manual
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 グラフィカルマニュアル
GAMEST MOOK Vol.153
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 6 Sep 1998
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-522-7
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.9 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.60
PRICE
STATUS
Superbly presented Gamest Mook 'Graphical Manual', that serves as a general introduction to the game.
Features in-depth profiles and move lists for every single character: each team gets a massive 14 pages!
The works.


192 pages (full colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 Arrange Sound Trax
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 アレンジサウンドトラックス
-SCITRON AR SERIES- / SNK NEO SOUND ORCHESTRA
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 18 Sep 1998
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00337
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Remixed 'Arrange Soundtrack' release for KOF'98, featuring 10 full-length remastered tracks, most of which re-appear later in the Neo CD and home versions.
View [back] for track listing.

CD case, 10-track audio CD, colour booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 Character Book
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 キャラクターブック

NEO GEO FREAK EDITORIAL
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 20 Sep 1998
Publisher Geibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-87465-412-6
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1.1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.64
PRICE
STATUS
First of two excellent KOF'98 mooks from the Neo Geo Freak editorial, part of the Neo Geo Freak SP library.
Features 'Character Introduction' profiles for every character with shots for every move, including bonus sections for all the 'EX' characters. Finishes off with 'Q&A', 'Story' and 'Rough Sketch' sections.

160 pages (128 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98

NEO GEO
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo
Released 23 Sep 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGH-242
Size (cm) 22 x 17 x 4
Weight (kg) 0.70
PRICE
STATUS
And here it is: a massive 683 Megs of KOF goodness.
To this day still, it remains the best the series has to offer. Rags.


Snap-lock Neo Geo case, 683Mbit cartridge, b&w booklet, bonus instruction manual.

The King of Fighters '98 Drama CD
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98
ドラマCD
-SCITRON DR SERIES- / DRAMA CD
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 7 Oct 1998
Publisher Pony Canyon
Product ID PCCB-00339
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Official KOF'98 'Drama CD' featuring 8 tracks of audio drama from the voice actor cast.
View [back] for track listing.

CD case, 8-track audio CD (total running time 76:10), colour insert, 3x3 fold-out booklet w / poster on verso, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 Comic Anthology
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98
コミックアンソロジー
GAMEST COMICS 154
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Oct 1998
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-536-7
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.3 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
First of 3 'Anthology' collections for KOF'98, featuring 19 manga strips from a selection of different artists.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

172 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 4-Koma Ketteiban
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 4
コマ決定版
GAMEST COMICS 157
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Nov 1998
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-540-5
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 0.8 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.22
PRICE
STATUS
Comic collection of comedy 4-panel jokes and send-ups, contributed by both manga artists and Gamest readers.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

116 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 Technical Manual
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 テクニカルマニュアル
GAMEST MOOK Vol.162
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 27 Nov 1998
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-555-3
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1.2 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.56
PRICE
STATUS
Second Gamest Mook for KOF'98, this time covering all of the more 'technical' aspects of the game.
Features advanced strategy columns, in-depth advice on combos, chains, counters & reversals, finishing off with profiles & move lists for all of the 'EX' and hidden characters.

184 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 Anthology
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 アンソロジー

NEO GEO FREAK EDITORIAL
DETAILS
Format Book
Released 30 Nov 1998
Publisher Geibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-87465-416-9
Size (cm) 17.4 x 10.6 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
'Anthology' collection of 5 short stories inspired by KOF'98, released as a part of the Neo Geo Freak SP library.
Text only, with a few original drawings throughout.

208 pages (b&w), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 Kanzen Kōryaku Manual
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 完全攻略マニュアル

NEO GEO FREAK EDITORIAL
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 20 Dec 1998
Publisher Geibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-87465-419-3
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 1.1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.58
PRICE
STATUS
Neo Geo Freak's second KOF'98 mook for the Neo Geo Freak SP series - a 'Complete Capture Manual' that features 4 pages of advanced strategies for every character, two pages for all the EX characters and a damage ratio chart. No nonsense.

192 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 23 Dec 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-2420
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Stand-alone release of the much anticipated Neo Geo CD version.
Aside from the long loading times, this is the bee's knees.

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case, Neo Geo CD disc, 32-page monochrome booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 [Gentei Ban]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 [限定版]
NEO GEO CD
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo CD
Released 23 Dec 1998
Publisher SNK
Product ID NGCD-24201
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.20
PRICE
STATUS
Special 'Limited Edition' presentation of the Neo Geo CD version.
Includes the exact same Neo Geo CD print as the standard edition [NGCD-2420] packaged alongside a 'Dramatic SNK 1999 Calendar', held together by a different spine card.

'Neo Geo' stamped CD case w/ Neo CD disc and 32-page b&w booklet; calendar in single CD case holding 6 two-sided cards, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 Comic Anthology Vol.2
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 コミックアンソロジーVol.2

GAMEST COMICS 161
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Jan 1999
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-541-3
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.2 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.28
PRICE
STATUS
Second KOF'98 'Anthology' collection from Gamest, featuring a further 17 strips and a small fold-out poster of the cover art.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

168 pages (black & white), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 Comic Anthology Vol.3
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 コミックアンソロジーVol.3

GAMEST COMICS 167
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 10 Mar 1999
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-577-4
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.24
PRICE
STATUS
Third and final KOF'98 'Anthology' collection from Gamest - 16 more strips and a small fold-out poster of the cover art.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

152 pages (black & white), Japanese.

King of Fighters R-2
キング・オブ・ファイターズR-2

NEO GEO POCKET COLOR
DETAILS
Format Neo Geo Pocket
Released 19 Mar 1999
Publisher SNK
Product ID NEOP00230
Size (cm) 12.5 x 12.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
Second KOF release for the Neo Geo Pocket after KOF R-1 (1998).
Also one of the first titles to be compatible with the Neo Geo Pocket / Dreamcast Link Cable [NEOP22020].
You can use 'points' earned in-game to open bonus content in the DC The King of Fighters Dream Match 1999.

Snap-lock Neo Geo Pocket case, 16Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

The King of Fighters '98
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 25 Mar 1999
Publisher SNK
Product ID SLPM-86201
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Aside from a few missing animation frames, the PlayStation manages to handle a surprisingly good version of KOF'98.
Features a bonus art gallery.


CD case, Playstation CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 Kōshiki Guide Book
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 公式ガイドブック
PLAYSTATION HISSHŌ HŌ SPECIAL
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 10 Apr 1999
Publisher Keibunsha
Product ID ISBN4-7669-3175-0
Size (cm) 21 x 15 x 1.6 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.46
PRICE
STATUS
Quality 'Official Guide Book' for the PlayStation KOF'98.
All of the moves, combos and strategies might be listed with the PS buttons (square, triangle etc) but yet this is a great guide: four clear chapters cover 1) characters, 2) EX characters, 3) combos, 4) official art.
It's all here.


208 pages, full colour, Japanese.

The King of Fighters Dream Match 1999
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ ドリームマッチ1999
DREAMCAST
DETAILS
Format Dreamcast
Released 24 June 1999
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3101M
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Revamped version of KOF'98 for the Dreamcast that boasts an all-new animated introduction, 3D backgrounds, and link-up features with the Neo Geo Pocket King of Fighters R-2 (1999).
A very interesting version this, with tons of nice little extras.


CD case, Dreamcast GD-ROM disc, 28-page colour booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters Dream Match 1999 Ultimate Guide Book
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ ドリームマッチ1999 アルティメットガイドブック
GAMEST MOOK EX SERIES Vol.87
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 28 July 1999
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-622-3
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.2 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.30
PRICE
STATUS
'EX Series' Gamest Mook dedicated to the Dreamcast Dream Match 1999 and all of its perks: game system, Neo Pocket link-up features, complete move lists and strategies for every character, combo charts and a 'Tactics & Data' damage ratio section.

176 pages (96 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 [SNK Best Collection]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 [SNKベストコレクション]
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 9 Mar 2000
Publisher SNK
Product ID SLPM-86435
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Full re-release edition of the smash hit PS version, part of the blue-label 'SNK Best Collection' series.
Content remains identical to the original print.


CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters Dream Match 1999 [Dreamcast Collection]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ ドリームマッチ1999
[ドリコレ]
DREAMCAST
DETAILS
Format Dreamcast
Released 21 Dec 2000
Publisher SNK
Product ID T-3105M
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Dreamcast Collection' re-release of the DC 'Special Edition' of KOF'98.
Contents remain identical to the original version, but surprisingly this edition is much harder to come across than the original.


CD case, Dreamcast GD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 [PSone Books]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 [PSoneBooks]
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 27 Mar 2003
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-91512
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Second re-reissue of the PS KOF'98, still labeled 'SNK Best Collection' but this time part of the 'PSOne Books' series.
Disc content remains the same.


CD single case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 アルティメットマッチ
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION VOL.10
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 26 June 2008
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25783
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
SNK's 'Ultimate Match' remix of KOF'98 hits the PS2, released under the Neo Geo Online Collection label.
New characters, a new play mode, new backgrounds and new BGMs... KOF'98 lives on!

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour manual.

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Master Guide
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 アルティメットマッチ マスターガイド

ARCADIA EXTRA Vol.62
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 4 July 2008
Publisher Enterbrain
Product ID ISBN4-7577-4322-9
Size (cm) 21 x 25.7 x 1 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.40
PRICE
STATUS
Excellent Arcadia Extra guide book for both the Arcade and PS2 versions of Ultimate Match.
Features detailed 'Character Action' move galleries, 'Game System' and 'Vs Technique' hints & strategies, finished off by 'Skill Data Base' damage ratio listings.

176 pages (128 in colour), Japanese.

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match [Best]
ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ'98 アルティメットマッチ [ベスト]
NEO GEO ONLINE COLLECTION THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 18 June 2009
Publisher SNK Playmore
Product ID SLPS-25935
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
'Best' re-issue edition of the PS2 Ultimate Match.
Game content remains identical.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour manual.

 

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