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The King Of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match

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 King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match


The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (KOF 02 UM) is a remake of the classic dream match, The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle. Just like its former version, there is no story in this game, thus allowing SNK to once again add characters who were long dead or missing in the previous story arc.

A new character known as "Nameless" wasalso introduced in KOF2002: UM, taking the place of K9999 (who was really a rip-off of Tetsuo Shima fromAkira - and SNK didn't want to get sued). For the record, Namelessfights very similarly to K9999 even though he has completely different animations.Most returning character updates are subtle, but hardcore players will notice some brand new hard-hitting Desperation Moves (which look better than ever thanks to the new cut-in artwork). The new backgrounds of KOF2002: UM are some of the best in recent times and feature a ton of classic character cameos.

Final Words:KOF 2002: Unlimited Match offers a ton of replayability and fan service for old school fans and veteran hardcore players alike, boasting a huge roster and new ways to play classic characters of the long-running series. In essence, KOF2002UM is still pretty much "the same 2D KOF" that fans have been playing for decades. For hardcoreplayers,it's a timeless game with tonsof team possibilities, fun combos, and new tech to try out. On the other hand, KOF2002:UM definitely lacks the graphical prowess and "flash" of more modern 2D fighters. Despite looking "aged" as a 2009 / 2010 fighting game, KOF 2002: Unlimited Match givestraditional 2D fighting fans a throwback to an older time... a simpler time... and is no doubt one of the definitive 2D experiences / remakes of the "classic KOF formula" if there ever was one.Personally, I didn't enjoy playing KOF2002:UM for any long period of time. (I miss my Garou: MOTW team from KOF2003, for one.) However, I do absolutely love the amazing characterartwork in this game drawn by the legendary Hiroaki Hashimoto, along with the awesome roster and cool stages filled with cameos.TFG Webmaster @Fighters_Gen

Overall, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is essential for any fighting game fan who owns a PS4 and more than worth the asking price. Having already played a ton of The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match through the Xbox Live Arcade release via backward compatibility on Xbox One, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match with rollback netcode (also on Steam) is an absolute joy. I hope SNK considers bringing spectating and more online features to The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match on PS4 and Steam in the future because Code Mystics absolutely nailed it with this new PS4 release.

With its upgrades and online functionality, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match represents the best KOF has to offer on a 2D axis. While it must be said that there are more accomplished 2D fighters available, for those looking for deeper combat and a more involved experience there are few better alternatives.

Originally crowned as a top contender in the fighting game genre with the release of KOF 98, this full upgrade to the second entry in the KOF Ultimate Match series, KOF 2002 is widely considered to be the ultimate KOF. Based on the KOF NESTS compilation originally released only in Japan, the game offers the series' largest selection of characters as well as an all new soundtrack and enhanced graphics. The game balance has been carefully retuned for the addition of new moves and recovery moves, making KOF 2002UM a heated battle on your Xbox 360 that never stops! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see

Fights are 3-on-3 bouts where each member of your team will fight until they are defeated, in which case the next member takes their turn. The order of who fights when is decided by the player at the very beginning of the fight. Halfway through the arcade mode, you will fight Nameless as a mid-boss, who may be on his own but is tougher with a higher life bar. Then, you will proceed onto the rest of the battles before fighting the boss. Sick of fighting the computer? Well, this rendition of KOF2002UM has a rolled back netplay system that enhances the latency of the online mode, meaning you will have smoother matches with quicker matchmaking, and it certainly works. I was in a match within 30 seconds of selecting the online mode, which was impressive, to say the least. Even modern fighting games, such as Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V, struggle with online gameplay at times, but I saw little lag during any online matches, and even when I did, it was rare. Aside from these modes, there are single play, challenge mode, which acts as a tutorial; endless mode and a practice mode too.

Acclaimed by critics and gamers around the world, KOF 2002 UM is considered the most successful episode in the famous SNK franchise! Based on the KOF NESTS compilation, originally released in Japan, the game offers the series' largest selection of characters with its 66 fighters, as well as an all new soundtrack and improved graphics. 041b061a72


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