Louis Bedigian writes "Fighting games are a challenged breed. They've fought hard to survive a post-arcade world but have ultimately failed to sustain the industry-leading popularity they once had. But if you're reading this review, one of three things must be true: (A) you're a fan of The King of Fighters series and wonder how it runs on PSP, (B) you like the genre and wish to play every fighting game released, or (C) you wandered in by mistake.
The latter group should pick up and leave now. The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga has enough gumption to enamor the nostalgic gamer, as well as those who don't care for the past but appreciate a higher class of game development. However, it will not, under any circumstance, convince non-believers (those troubled souls who never liked the fighting genre) that this is a valuable way to spend their time – and thirty dollars."