Altern8 writes: "Back in 1998, superhuman pugilism was a far more pixelated affair. Punch-ups would require that opponents face each other along a straight line, while parallax scrolling was a positively jaw-dropping spectacle. Back then there was also no downloadable content to compete with the joys of dispensing endless rows of coins into shiny arcade cabinets in the name of fun and frustration. From this nostalgia-marinated era The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match hails, a slight update on the original 2D fighter that in its day was the hardcore gamer's choice. With a then unprecedented character roster and some complicated mechanics, the game still plays well today, though this iteration on the Xbox 360's Live Arcade bears the brunt of a rushed and lackadaisical port."