King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga contains five complete
games, including the "Orochi Saga trilogy" (KOF '95, KOF '96, KOF
as well as KOF '94 and KOF '98: Dream Match Never Ends. The five games in this collection are emulated
from the original Neo Geo versions, which didn't translate "perfectly," but
are decent ports for the Wii, PS2, and PSP... though the three
versions do have slight differences.
The PS2 & PSP versions have notably longer
loading times than the Wii version, but the Wii edition doesn't feature aspect
ratio options like the PSP & PS2 versions. The PS2 version also has a sound
glitch that occurs sometimes after a match begins, where the announcer will say
"Go! ...Winner!", as sounds from the previous fight somehow make
it into the next battle... a pretty stupid glitch that should've been taken
care of before this title was released.
It all began in '94...
Kept on rollin' in 95'... Which was replaced with '96... And came to an
end in '97...
The in-game menus look good, and they're straight to the point - allowing
you easily select which installment of KOF you want to play. Also featured are a variety of unlockable
bonus features like music tracks, and artwork which can be unlocked by going
through each game's Challenge mode. Overall, with a reasonable $19.99 price tag,
Orochi Saga is a great way to own some of the earliest and most memorable versions of the
KOF series on the system of your choice.
we come to, here we go... KOF is here
Nothings gonna stop 'cause it's 1998!
The Orochi Saga was the defining era in the KOF universe. This compilation
clearly shows how the KOF series evolved over the years, giving "greener"
game fans a chance to see where it all started.
And of course, this package is pretty much a dream come true for hardcore KOF fans.
It's an affordable collection of some of the most memorable titles
in the series' history. Though each game isn't perfectly ported, it's
still worth a buy. ~TFG