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5:59 AM on 07.24.2009

Zinc: For all your System 11 needs

It might be old news to some but I just recently discovered Zinc.

Now some System 11 and 12 games are getting to be playable in MAME Tekken 3 chuggs and most others have echos and such.

Zinc plays them at a nice brisk pace.

for those that don't know ZINC Emulates playstation based Hardware system 11, System 12, Zn2 and so on.

Getting it to run is tricky the main loader is commandline based there's a simple loader you can download and a very nice Final Burn/MAMEesque GUI that you can also download also for most if not ALL games to run you need to find bios files there is a site that has what you need coughzopharscough so hit them up when you need a Bios file

here's the GUI that I use

a ton of games are availible, now Raycrisis and Gdarius DO work but for some reason much like they do in MAME they do not have the muisc.

Anyways I tested a few games and here's a report

Soul Edge

Speed is great and it does retain all the gameplay that makes it so great some sounds don't play but there's no distortion in the sounds.

Rival Schools

A sentimental Favorite and one of Capcom's most dreadfully underrated fighter. Here it runs beautifully no Sakura in this one though.

Fighting Layer

A system 12 game, It's unplayable with the keyboard plugin I don't know about sticks, I assume you need a stick to play this and other System 12 games. I tested Tekken 3 and Mr Driller and only the buttons mapped to the joystick work (arrow keys in my case) so it's quite flawed. This game does work in MAME quite well but it does have an echoing issue in MAME.

Toshinden 2

Another personal Favorite this runs fine in MAME with few issues On Zinc it actually has Anti Alasing.
Plays and runs beautifully. The only issue some might have is how well you think it's aged. Otherwise it looks like an N64 game running in Zinc than an old PS1 game.

Dead or Alive++

I am A HUGE fan of DOA this was the missing piece to the puzzle the one game I don't have. If you haven't played it it's VERY close to DOA 2 and Ayane is playable for the first time in this installment. In Zinc it runs flawless but requires a Bios file that's a real pain in the ass to find. For demo purposes I'm showing it playing at a higher resolution than the other games.

Strider 2

Here I have it running at full resolution. I have never played Strider 2 before and I enjoy it more than the first game. Zinc has some issues with it as lines will appear in the sprites if that doesn't bother you the game is very playable and quite enjoyable. Here I'm playing it at the highest resolution possible in the emulator

Get it?

This emulator requires patience, which I don't have much of however with enough googling and a few hours you should have all the games you want. Just be aware that System 12 games don't work with the keyboard plugin and good luck finding a Soul Calibur Rom that'll run in Zinc.   read

12:17 PM on 07.23.2009

Konami made a fighter? and said fighter was Good?

Konami DID invent the formula that would become Street Fighter. You would think having basically invented the 2d fighter as we know it today Konami would have made more fighters right?

Konami has it's own weird style something I can't really explain. Sega's style is quite an easy one to pin down. especally in it's 80s arcade games but in the 90s Konami had this style that was just....KONAMI. You knew you were playing a Konami game just from the way it looked.

That style doesn't exactly translate to fighters. Martial Champions is quite Unique doing alot of things differently from many other fighters of the time, 3 attack buttons, life bars at the bottom some characters had weapons the sprites where HUGE and oozed that unique Konami style. Martial Champions is fantastic but stylistically it's kind of odd.

But that is not the game I am here to talk about.

This game is

It's an odd mix of SNK and Capcom's best. Like an SNK Fighter it has a how to play screen. There's also an option for 3 VS 3 Teams The Game has scaling ala Samurai Shodown and Like SS it also has scaling and Of course weapons.

From capcom The game takes a 6 button control scheme

The Standard Power meter is also implemented not sure how it's used as I didn't dabble in the game long enough and won't until I can play it with my arcade sticks

And it does do one thing on it's own some stages have Ledges you can grab on to. during fights.

Some characters OOZE that classic Konami Art style while others looked ripped from SNK fighters. there are 12 fighters to choose from all of whom see quite competent and useable.

Here's a look

It's a game worth checking out having come out in 1995 it probably got lost in the shuffle but it's a breath of fresh air from a time when SF II games were flooding arcades and SNK made EVERY OTHER fighter that came out.   read

11:13 PM on 07.22.2009

MAME IT UP: Forgotten Namco Classics

Namco releases some 15 billion versions of Namco Museum every generation since the 32 bit era and many great titles have yet to see the light of day on these collections. Tonight I'm going to take a look at 3 classic Namco Arcade titles that have gone under the radar but are REALLY REALLY AWESOME.

Wonder Momo

This game is Japan only as it was for the too naughty for the US. You play a girl putting on a play and after beating some baddies up you transform and fight a boss. At the end of the boss fight curtain goes down then a new act begins.

The Game plays alot like Kung fu with a chick whose panties you can see. But the animation for a game made in 1987 is incredible.

The Game was popular enough to get a port to the PC Engine and is also on the Virtual console.

The Game however is still even now Japan only so download either the MAME or PC Engine rom. The PC Engine game is exactly like the arcade only a bit sharper.

The Outfoxies

Released in the arcades only in 1994 this game was YEARS ahead of it's time. It was doing shit that smash brothers did years before Nintendo ripped this game off. YES NINTENDO RIPPED THIS GAME OFF!

The premise is you choose from 7 assassins you fight in REALLY FUCKING HUGE stages. Until somebody dies. You have a popstar primadonna, Cyborg paraplegic Martial Arts master, a Chimp in a suit, Siamese twins separated by a train The cast is great. The Game is a bit of Elevator Action returns, mixed with elements that would later be used in Smash Brothers and Battle Stadium DON and jump Ultimate stars.
Weapons range from swords to bowls of soup to guns to rocket launchers you fight until time runs out or somebody dies.

This game has aged AMAZINGLY this could be a DS game made NOW it's so fresh. It's one of the finest games Namco has ever made and YOU NEED to play it. It never got a console or handheld port and that's a shame it's really an amazing game.

Mirai Ninja

Bloody fucking flipping awesome.

Part Ninja Blade Part NES Ninja Gaiden. Ninja Warriors and Ninja Gaiden (Arcade) and even Shinobi WISHES they that this game's real ultimate power. You blaze through levels at thundering speed killing all in your way then you fight a boss and do it again while gathering orbs really fucking fast and changing power ups literally every few seconds. Combine that with amazing music and colors rarely seen in a game in the 80s and you have just an AMAZING game. It was based on a movie of the same name and like The Outfoxies stayed in arcades.

This game does Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi better than Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi DOWNLOAD IT!   read

2:06 PM on 07.22.2009

Clockwork Theft Auto- Ever wonder what was blamed for Society's problems BEFORE Video games?

The following is a List of everything blamed on Society's problems before Video Games.

- Alcohol
- Comic books
- Movies
-A Clockwork Orange (movie not book)

A Clockwork Orange was the Grand Theft Auto of it's day. Granted I can't imigine a Car jacking set to the old Ludwig Van actually I can... quite beautiful that would be it would. But none the less shortly after the movie's release in the Uk Tons of Violent crimes were blamed on the movie. To the point Stanley Kubrick was fearing for his life In response he pulled the movie from UK theaters and to this day I don't believe it's been shown there again.

and Malcom McDowel would later go on to voice John Henry Eden in Fallout 3

-Rock Music
-Rap Music
-The Jews
-the Chinese

AGAIN not being racist here

-Hemp plants
-Swearing on TV
-The Simpsons

Father of our Halfwit last president once said " We all need to be more like the Waltons and Less like the Simpsons": -George HW Bush

Idicoy runs in that family I guess.

-Cassette tapes
- Freemasons
-The Illuminati

In spite of the fact they don't exist and people with Paranoid Personality Disorder STILL Blame them for everything

-Free thought
-Teen Pregnancy
-Long hair on men
-Jeans on Grils
- short shorts
- Nipples
- Elvis
- The Beatles
- Madonna
- Marilyn Manson

Yes he came about after video games but before research was done to prove video games make up violent freaks Manson was blamed for everything when the worst thing he does is get his dick sucked by Jeordie White (AKA Twiggy) on stage

That's all I can think off the top of my head.

Can any one else add to the list?   read

12:01 PM on 07.19.2009

Playing Final Fantasy for Autism eh? Well here are my stories about being around Autistic children

Now I can't officially be a part of this but in support I think I'll play some FF VI and VII this week.

I mistakenly read it as Austim CURE and Treatment not CARE and Treatment...Maybe I need my glasses updated or something.

I'm not sure many dtoiders know my story and why I am well an anti autism awareness advocate. See I've seen first hand WHY autism stats are so high.

My Brother and sister are 10 and 12 years younger than me To say I have NO relationship with them is a vast understatement. I just merely coexist with them. It's impossible to have any real relationship with them though I go out in public with them I'm quite embarrassed to be seen with them. This hasn't put a strain on my relationship with my Parents but I am frequently mad at my mother for an entirely different reason.

In something that's a bit of a NO SHIT SHURLOCK to most people who've seen me post I have anger problems.
Through out my life I've delt with anxiety issues that have more or less held me back. Nobody seemed to want to recognize that I simply just have an anxiety disorder with depression. I'm easily overwhelmed I can be very quick to anger and sometimes I'll just explode without using any judgement what so ever. But in person I'm pretty shy and rarely jump into conversation or take part in one. But If I get talking you'd never know I was shy. I just don't seek conversation out. Something that may have cost me a rather Hot Asian girlfriend...but that's another story for another post.

Now We live in society where we need to label everyone that's slightly out of the definition of Normal. I fit that but I didn't have a definable learning disability. Well...the system got their wish when my brother and sister got diagnosed with Autism and I got retested for a learning disability. In what I feel was an explanation to why my brother and sister are how they are, I was labeled with Aspergers and NEVER TOLD I was. I never had a chance to dispute it. I never had a chance to ask what aspects of it fit me (to this day I'm guessing and they ALL fit other disorders) I do see a therapist who just happens to have 2 kids with classic aspergers and he and the guy I saw before him HIGHLY doubt that I have it as my social skills while I'm shy aren't dead, That I can relate to others, that I CAN recognize emotion and that I myself am not a soulless wondering shell like most with aspergers are...(look up any aspie on you tube it's like they're all the children of the corn)

For whatever reason My mom tells ALOT OF PEOPLE I have it and I tell her constantly to stop I've been treated like a complete moron because of it. Granted I DO get paid to basically do nothing but because of this diagnosis my real underlaying and unrecognized issues have gone unnoticed and have escalated to where it's more or less ruined my life. Getting paid to do nothing is ultimately unfuflling.

It was becuase of MY circumstances that I got the Epiphany in the car one day out of the blue that somebody should do something about this and THAT was when I decided to get into Psychology.

So that's why I'm an anti austim advocate. some people are diagnosed with high functioning forms of autism so that "Awareness" and funding can be artificially pushed.

Also aren't people with any form of Autism good at video games? Because....there aren't really any games i'm REALLY good at besides.....nope....none.I can play through Mega Man III effortlessly but that's through 18 years of memorization.

Now a few years ago I volunteered at a camp for autistic kids. They wanted an anime expert and somehow they caught wind of me. I needed something kid friendly that wasn't poke or digimon. Trust me that was HARD eventually I went with an episode of a lighter DigiCherat and the Ghibli classic Castle in the Sky (A movie I never fully watched until 4th of July weekend this year) not without help mind you beucase I was VERY limited by what I could show them. The Range of kids at this camp were to say the least interesting. Some were 15 and couldn't say a word. Other could speak and had slurred speech (like my brother..) other rocked around and couldn't stop moving (like my brother and sister) Some I felt had no business at all (I got in trouble for talking to a girl about her diagnosis because I felt she didn't belong there I struck up a friendship with her family that lasted a few years then fell apart because...well she had the asperger female trait of being a slut)
There was this one HUGE kid that was like a white version of Wrestling Legend Kamala. he had streachmarks and well.......was quite large Kind of like what's his face in of Mice and Men. He bit a councilor and ALMOST beat the shit out of me for no reason. I'm not short I'm about 5'11 and this THING towered over me. I could have defended my self but, is it socially acceptable to defend yourself against somebody with the mentality of an infant? SIGH, I think not.

Anyways those are my tales of dealing with Autism, if I had to rewind my life....YES I would trade it for everything in the world. Autism has basically ruined my life.

That said, I'll still dabble in some Final Fantasy this week in support of the gamers playing through all of them. For other people like me that have had their live ruined by autistic siblings.   read

12:04 AM on 07.14.2009

Fun with Omegle

For those that don't know Omegle is a website that connects you with a complete stranger either an asshole or chinese person. I've had some amusing convos on this thing this however is probably the best Enjoy

Connecting to server...
Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
A word of advice: "asl" is boring. Please find something more interesting to talk about!
You: G'day mate
Stranger: hi
You: hi
You: where from?
Stranger: a very secret location...i'm not allowed to talk about it much
Stranger: you?
Stranger: also, are you male or female?
You: Male
You: and You're an american
Stranger: yes
Stranger: i'm located at a government run think tank
Stranger: they just kind of took me because of my intellagence
Stranger: and they won't let any of us out
You: yeah uh
You: you miss spelled Intellgence
Stranger: i don't care
You: so did I
Stranger: i'm in a rush
Stranger: i just havn't talked to anyone in forever
You: Intelligence*
You: right
You: how do you think I FEEL
You: I'm the wise one that it takes a 2 hour movie to find
You: I fuckin live int he woods with no human contact
Stranger: i'm sorry
Stranger: i wish i could see the sun
Stranger: i havn't seen it in forever :(
You: oh the yellow ball int he sky
You: so much rain we have barely seen it
You: Do you want me to send the Ninjas to come get you?
Stranger: rain?
Stranger: isn't that...the wet stuff that falls from the sky
Stranger: no
Stranger: i have created a virus
Stranger: codename: venjix
You: it's ok the Ninjas know the cure
Stranger: it's going to get all of us out of here
You: the Ninjas are going to get you out
You: you know why?
Stranger: why?
You: Cuz they're mother fuckin Ninjas
Stranger: i see
Stranger: well i've already created venjix
Stranger: and it's going to get me out of here
Stranger: along with my friends who i share a cell with
Stranger: they're twins
Stranger: they say their names are gem and gemma
You: actually
Stranger: but no one really knows their name
Stranger: all anyone calls me is K
You: Venjix has already been cured
Stranger: i don't remember my own name
You: and eradicated
You: the Ninjas are in the building hte now
Stranger: no
Stranger: venjix takes effect tomorrow
You: and my man Toshi just contacted me
Stranger: and i'll be out of here
You: he said you aren't a prisonor
Stranger: i have to go to the domed city of corinth
You: you're the ring leader
You: you're gioing to die in
Stranger: no
Stranger: who the hell is toshi?
You: 3
You: 2
You: 1
Stranger: honestly
You: Toshi
You: the guy that just killed you
Stranger: venjix might destroy the entire world
Stranger: you MUST go to the domed city of corinth
You: Toshi said there is no Venjix
Stranger: there i will be utalizing my ranger operator series
Stranger: there is
Stranger: toshi might have the ability to bond with the engine morphers
Stranger: and become a ranger operator
Stranger: but what series should he be....
You: ok
You: if you are the prisonor
You: get out now
You: the Ninjas killed all the guards
Stranger: ranger operator series blue
Stranger: I CANT
Stranger: because there's no damn ninjas
Stranger: venjix is still in the disc
You: of course there aren't ninjas
Stranger: and tomorrow i will unleash it and make my way to corinth
You: they're fucking Ninjas
You: you can't fucking see Ninjas
You: they're in the shadows and shit
Stranger: omg
Stranger: shut up
Stranger: i have the plan down
Stranger: oh no
Stranger: the experimental series gold and silver morphers
Stranger: how will i get them if venjix will be in the system?
You: Venjix is gone
Stranger: NO
You: Toshi destoryed it
Stranger: HE'S NOT
Stranger: oh no
Stranger: venjix
Stranger: it's
Stranger: it's
Stranger: alive
Your conversational partner has disconnected.
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He disconnected because Toshi Killed him.

no you can't have those brain cells back   read

12:18 AM on 07.13.2009

Rosenkreuzstilette after a day of hardcore play and next up is Blood Over

For those that missed the download link here it is

The game's passwords are exactly like Mega man 4's EXACTLY.
Stage layouts not so much there are moments where you'll say THAT'S MEGA MAN

OK WHERE have we seen this before?

I died too many times trying to get the screen shot form the "Toad Man level" but you'll fight that snail thingy only slightly redone. The "Wily Castle" has an auto Scroll part where you fight a huge ass cross ala Mega Man 2.
Ok so the game isn't entirely Original but it's ok it it's a Doujin game. One of the better done ones I've played.

I gotta say this is one to check out once again

The Next Doujin Game I have nothing but good things to say about is Blood Over

It's a 3d game but PSX graphics (maybe slightly better) Probably the best way to explain it is Devil May cry on a 2d plane.

here's a screen shot, No download link yet, that'll wait until I review it

Actually here's Video of it

and here's Rosenkreuzstilette in action too
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11:13 PM on 07.11.2009

Studies show my Foot up your ass and thoughts on Rosenkreuzstilette

I have my reasons. But I'd like to become a research Psychologist. For one to disprove aspergers exists (or make it easier to diagnose so other fuck ups never happen again) But also these dumb video game violence studies being conducted by non gamers with an agenda.

Also I want to know once and for all why furries are so fucked up in the head.

Thoughts on


If Castlevania and Bomberman got together and fucked and then Mega Man and Mario 3 got together and fucked and then the offspring of both fucked this would be what that birthed.

Yes this game is the product of Baby fucking

The Mario and Bomberman references are just for one stage But Toss in Syd of Valis with Mega Man and Castlevania and you pretty much have the neo Dojin Classic Rosenkreuzstilette

EPIC that screen shot is. That stage pays homage to Mario and Metal Man's stage (with an EXACTLY replica of the start of that stage half way through. Other stages are just sorta there. You think the lasers in Quick Man's stage were brutal this one has a laser puzzle EVEN WORSE. I need the F'n Password yo.

Just Like Mega Man there's a prologue stage which is optional. and then you choose form 8 "Female mistresses" Yes all the enemies are girls and all are HAWT in that anime sorta way. Your main character plays JUST LIKE Mega Man and there's a code that lets you play as one of the Bosses who is more or less this game's Zero. Pretty sweet.

Music is great controls are decent I'm stuck on a keyboard for now but as far as keyboard control it's decent.

I tend to think of it as ANOTHER Mega Man Spin off set some time between ZX and Legends even though that's not the story at all (something about magic users) but the game's in Japanese make your own story up.

Download this bitch.


10:46 PM on 07.08.2009


Remember how I said there's not penalty in Blazblue for dropping games? TELLS YOU AND POTENTIAL OPPONENTS HOW MANY GAMES YOU DROPPED.

Mark this day on your calenders.....I admit I fail.

I have also come to the conclusion that Bang is freaking awesome and I need to get awesome with him.

Anyways with Marvel VS Capcom 2 coming in a few weeks supporting custom soundtracks I went and cobbled together a Custom soundtrack pack for the game made up of remixes of classic Capcom tunes.


So what can we expect from MVC2 online? People who only spam the upper cut slashes of Hayato and Strider? Cable spam? Mega Man buster abuse? Tag in Tag out abuse?

Lord only knows, but I'll take any of you on.

Any who hope you enjoy my freebie peace offering MVC2 custom soundtrack. I might make more later on.

By the way did I mention I FAIL?

I hath taken fail and made it into an art form

If you look up fail in the dictionary there is a picture of me.

In fact... FAIL is Latin for my name.   read

11:54 AM on 07.08.2009

My Bowels are about to explode FIGHT


That video has nothing to do with this blog at all.

I've been putting a ton of time into Blazblue lately and doing my best to get the online achievements. I'm level 21 now with a bit over 100 matches under my belt, most of them are spam fests with Jin. Akune and Noel users give me the most trouble and beating them to a pulp it quite satisfying while my best matches are against Rachel and Bang users. My Favorite match ever was this morning against a Bang user and for once I was Ragna not Jin and it was SO close and so intense it'd be one of those matches that gather crowds in an arcade.

See I don't think fighters should penalize us for dropping out of a game. If a match is so one sided you should have the right to leave and not be penalized. One sided matches aren't fun unless you're a super conpetivie asshole who spends half his life playing the game and the other half on Dustloop and Shoryuken.

Said assholes are all over games like Street FIghter IV and Blazblue. In Garou and KOF 98 UM I have only encountered a few of these move spamming jerks. And the thing about fighting me in any fighter is figuring out my pattern. I fight in patterns using the moves I know do the most damage or will keep distance between me an my opponent. These tactics are effective but when I finally find somebody that can counter me the fight usually gets onesided good example is when I use Jin in Blazblue or when everybody else uses Noel. One sided matches aren't fun. I get bored beating people with the same 4 moves fighting Arakune users however forced me to use Jin differently. Now it's gotten to where I can beat just about anyone with Jin and using him is nothing more than a reflex action.

Street Fighter IV has too many Sagat and Shoto spammers if they aren't using them they're either Abel, Zangeif or Honda changing up my game doesn't really help much. I mainly use cammy and there isn't much left with her I haven't tried against spammers unless I have an arcade stick. I don't like to use Ken or Ryu because they just make it too easy ya know?

This goes back more though CVS2 on XBOX and 3rd strike the skills between me and my opponents were so wide open that few matches online in either were fun. While Pros dismiss online I DO THINK these hypocrites are laughing at people on XBOX live.

The key is fun a good even match is required for an online fighter to be fun. I'm so sick of move spammers I'm sick of being a move spammer But as long as there are ranks and achievements...people will spam.   read

10:08 PM on 07.07.2009

Who's bad? (actually I want to discuss dojin games)

Obligatory Michael Jackson reference.

You know though, The genesis Moonwalker was a terrible game but the Arcade game was awesome.

But I'm not going to talk about Michael Jackson. The whole rest of the world is. In fact in the days following his "death" I was listening to Prince out of rebellion. Not that I dislike the zombie of pop...I just knew I'd hear Thriller or Billie Jean every 15 seconds and needed a dose of Pussy Control, Purple Rain and the amazing Emancipation album. Remember one thing we're going to have to put up with this shit all over again when Madonna bites it and since she's a gay'll be even worse.

Moving on, I'm getting a laptop very very soon. like VERY soon. with in a few weeks. So I wanted to load it with Dojin Games.

Seems most Dojin games are either awesome shmups or fighters, or shitty shumps and fighters. Glove on Fight looked pretty awesome. There's that Azumanga fighter. Shootthecore had a ton of great links. Then there's ABA games. If you haven't checked them out YOU MUST, Torus trooper is amazing and should be an XBLA game or maybe wiiware I'm not sure.

Anywho I don't have a ton to say about Dojin games since I don't know much about them. Isn't there a new all girl one from an Ex capcom employee?

Then there's mugen. OH DEAR GOD I hate the mugen community. Makes Chornos and his spam look like regular chit chat.

Eh I'm raking my brian here trying to write something. I'll leave this as is. So what've we got for Dojin Games?
Bearing in mind none of you know just how much I've downloaded by now (big bang beat IS one of them)   read

9:00 AM on 07.05.2009

Ok then moving right along how about all the Love SNK is giving us lately?

Hows about Garou and KOF 98 on XBLA?

The First of SNK's XBLA Double Whammy. Garou is every bit as great as it was in arcades It's better than the flawed Dreamcast port and the XBLA version is in fact a port of the PS2 version, which in it self was great. That said It is missing a few bells and whistles the Gallery Mode is gone and the arrange soundtrack while not radically better than the Original is also gone.

There is a neat extra which actally works for All SNK games on XBLA if you set your system language to Japanese, the Game will be in Japanese and any achivements you get while said game is in Japanese will be displayed in Japanese. Neat plus Kushnood Butt can get his proper name and be Marco Rodriguez again.

This is every bit the Garou I remember and the great thing about Garou is just how great the last is. Even the annoying little shit Hokotomaru is fun to use (AND A BASTARD I HATE NARUTO JR) It's a great cast and all are well animated for a 10 year old game (yeah can you believe it this game is a decade old) it's aged well and is as fresh now as it was then. The Achivements aren't too bad some are a bit tricky like:

Invincible Wolf (20)

Clear STORY MODE, don't lose any round, any continue, don't encount KAIN *In default BATTLE SETTING

I didn't know that was even possible.....


Impregnable Defense (20) Take "Just Defense" more than 10 times in one match. *STORY MODE only

Is that just defend 10 times in a match or make the dumb AI Just defend 10 times.... the engrish tells me nothing

The game is not without it's flaws, Controls aren't nearly as tight as they could be though I had trouble getting supers off the rest came out ok but something was off, this is the case with other SNK titles on XBLA due to the controller motions it's a little easier to pull things off. But I really can't say controls are tight here.

Alot of people are complaining about the online I personally have not had a laggy match the same is the case with KOF 98 UM. But online has been decent for me. I don't like how it's set up it's the most basic of basic online and nowhere near as great the wonderful HD Remix's lobbies and quarter matches.

But looking past these it's SNK's Masterpiece for $10 and it's well worth it if you haven't played before or want to face other humans in it. As this is SNK's only real tourney worthy fighter.

As if Garou wasn't enough SNK saw fit to tide those waiting for their preordered Amazon copies of Blazblue to arrive with King of Fighters 98 Ultimate match. While still a great update to what many consider the best KOF it was in fact an incredibly half assed port. Yes is has Mai x2 and that's all well and good BUT... well I'll list the problems

-The game WAS NOT EVEN TRANSLATED Victory quotes and the menu that shows up when you choose ultimate is in Japanese. There's no excuse for this Siloconera explained it Still NO EXCUSE

- As that stated this is a port of the Type X arcade game and NOT the far superior PS2 version so this means the gorgeous background int he PS2 version aren't there a shame as the 3d backgrounds in the ps2 version were a huge step up from the Dreamcast's 98 port.

-No arrange soundtrack. KOF music is some of the best in all of fighting gamedom. Now this is a port of the arcade version I understand but why a game running on something like type X didn't get the arrange to begin witch baffles me they could have fixed it here.

I don't think size is an issue as the game only clocks in at 124mb, it would not have been much more to add the 3d backgrounds and arrange soundtrack I don't think and it still would have clocked in under the XBLA limit.

What SNK DID bother to keep is neo-geo mode. You can play KOF 98 as it was on the AES so you get 2 games for one, however regular 98 does not get it's own set of achivements.

If you haven't picked up the superior PS2 version yet here's what Ultimate match adds to the table. Eiji, Kasumi, Geese, Krauser, Mr big, Orochi, Goenitz, Riot blood Leona and Riot blood Iori. Also if you don't want to fight Rugal you don't have to getting a certian number of DM finishes nets you a battle with either Goenitz or Orochi while both are hard battles it's not nearly as bad as if you have to face Rugal. Beating these bosses unlocks them.

Online is exactly the same as Garou and unlike Garou I have had one weird laggy match This is a problem for achivement whores if the game is laggy online as half the achivements are online based.

If you want KOF 98 on line here it is. If you want the best most complete version of KOF 98 get it on PS2.   read

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