What is The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle All About
The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle is a competitive fighting game developed by Eolith and Playmore for the Neo Geo arcade and home console systems. Released in 2002, it is the ninth installment in the King of Fighters series and follows the successful King of Fighters 2001. The game is well-known for its impressive roster of fighters, refined gameplay mechanics, and captivating visuals that continue to resonate with fans of the fighting game genre.
The King of Fighters 2002 reverts to the 3-on-3 team battle format found in earlier games in the series, abandoning the "Striker" system introduced in The King of Fighters '99. The game features a "MAX Mode" system, allowing players to perform powerful moves and combos by filling their power gauge. Additionally, the game introduces the "Quick Emergency Evasion" and "Quick MAX Activation" mechanics, offering more strategic options for seasoned players.
One of the standout features of The King of Fighters 2002 is its extensive character roster, featuring over 40 fighters from the King of Fighters universe. This includes iconic characters such as Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, and Mai Shiranui, as well as lesser-known characters like Angel, K9999, and May Lee. The game's diverse lineup allows players to create their ultimate team and engage in exciting, fast-paced battles.