SNK has released a variety of popular games, but the most famous and most popular in the world is probably " THE KING OF FIGHTERS " (KOF) series.
When the first SNK all-star team battle game appeared in 1994, I grabbed my allowance and went to my neighborhood candy store, MVS, to play it.
The latest KOF series, " THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV" is also popular and played all over the world, but one game that is just as popular as XIV is " THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH&. KOF 2002 UM" was released on the PS2 and is currently being played on the PC.
Originally released on PS2 and now on PC (Steam) and Xbox 360, the Steam version of this game has received a major update that makes online matches more comfortable!
What is KOF 2002 UM?
KOF 2002 UM is a remake of "KOF 2002," an all-star battle game without a storyline in which almost all characters from "KOF 2001" and earlier appear in the game.
With 66 characters, the game ' s balance, presentation, graphics, and pacing are all of the highest quality, and the Steam version, with its network battle function, is still being played around the world at this very moment.
For some reason, the popular character " K9999 " could not appear in "KOF 2002 UM," so a new character named " Nameless " was introduced, who has the same performance but a different design.
Why was this a bad idea? Was it because he didn't have a "san" in his name?
Adopting a rollback system for net codes
With the major update to KOF 2002 UM, a new rollback system has been implemented for the netcode of online matches!
The rollback method is a system that minimizes delays in communication by predicting the input of subsequent player inputs based on previously entered information when there is a communication delay.
This reduces lag in online matches, making them more enjoyable.
When the network is smooth, there are times when rollback is not necessary, right? In such a case, you can set the rollback to match your connection conditions.
From the " Main Menu → Play & Options → Settings → NETWORK SETTING " you can set the maximum delay input to 0-30, the minimum delay input to 0 or the same as the maximum delay input, the delay input display and SHOW NAMES ON/OFF.
The beta test for this update was a great success, recording the largest number of players ever since the Steam version was released, and now that the rollback system has been officially implemented, KOF 2002 UM will be even more exciting! The upcoming "KOF 2002 UM" will be even more exciting now that the rollback system is officially implemented!
For more information, please check the SNK official website news release page!
KOF Sale on Steam!
If it's so exciting, why don't I give it a try? If it's so exciting, you might want to give it a try!
For those of you who are just getting started with KOF, the Steam version of KOF is currently on sale!
The KOF series is on sale for a great price, including a 25% discount on KOF 2002 UM, which has just been updated!
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH : 1,480 yen → 1,110 yen 25% off
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION : 1,480 yen → 740 yen 50% off
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 GLOBAL MATCH : 980 yen → 196 yen 80% off
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION : 1,980 yen → 495 yen 75% off
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV STEAM EDITION : 6,980 yen → 1,745 yen 75% off
In addition to the main game titles listed above, DLC for each title is also on sale, so if you haven't played KOF yet, this is a good time to start playing!
Please note that the sale period is surprisingly short, until Monday, November 16, 2020.
Please check Steam for the titles on sale and to purchase!