The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest, known in Japan as The King of Fighters '98: Dream Match Never Ends, is a fighting game released by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home consoles in 1998. It is the fifth game in The King of Fighters series. It was advertised by SNK as a "special edition" of the series, as it featured most of the characters who appeared in the previous games (from KOF '94 to '97). KOF '98 was ported to the Neo-Geo CD in 1998 and for the PlayStation in Japan in 1999. A Dreamcast version titled The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 was released in 1999, featuring backgrounds remade in 3D. The game was also remade for the PlayStation 2 as The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, which expands the number of playable characters, further tweaks the gameplay, and features a third fighting style option. KOF '98 has been commonly praised by several video game publications as the best KOF from the series due to its graphics and gameplay.
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