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The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match

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The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
Cover of the PlayStation 2 port of the game, showing K', Kula and Nameless.
Developer(s)SNK Playmore
Publisher(s)SNK Playmore
Release datePlayStation 2
JP February 26, 2009
INT November 3, 2010
Microsoft Windows
INT February 27, 2015
GenreFighting game
Game modesSingle-player, multiplayer
Platform(s)Arcade, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match is a remake of The King of Fighters 2002 made by SNK Playmore. It features new teams, a new visual layout, new game balancing, new desperation moves and spliced artwork during super attacks. Several teams have a different theme from their previous appearances, and many teams have brand new compositions written for them. Like The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, this game also includes a Neo Geo adaption of the original version and a gallery of the older illustrations made by Nona.

The main illustrations for this game were done by Hiroaki. The soundtrack has been completely redone and is composed by Yasufumi Fukuda, Makoto Asai, Teruo Konishi, and a new arranger named Two-Five. The game was released on February 26, 2009 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan and was released as a download for the Xbox Live Arcade network on November 3, 2010[1][2]

Due to balance changes introduced for the 2010 Super Battle Opera tournament, an updated version of the game was released for PlayStation 2 called The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match Tougeki Ver. on June 24, 2010. The hidden boss characters have been disabled (although, with a save modified from the original game, can still be played) and new balance adjustments for several characters have been made. The game is otherwise the same.


The gameplay in The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match is the same as The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle, except that the HSDM command has been simplified without needing a series of button presses.

Playable Characters

K' Team

Kyo Team

Fatal Fury Team

Art of Fighting Team

Ikari Warriors Team

Psycho Soldiers Team

Masters Team

Women Fighters Team

Pretty Girl Team

Kim Team

Jhun Team

Yagami Team

'97 Special Team

Orochi Team / Another Orochi Team

Agent Team



Clone Team

Single Entry

Final Bosses

Special Boss

Single Entry Bosses

Special Edit Teams

KOF02 UM Team

  • Nameless
  • K'
  • Kyo Kusanagi

Former Art of Fighting Team

  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Robert Garcia
  • Takuma Sakazaki

Former Psycho Soldiers Team

  • Athena Asamiya
  • Sie Kensou
  • Chin Genstai

Former Women Fighters Team

  • Mai Shiranui
  • Yuri Sakazaki
  • May Lee

Fatal Fury's Women Team

  • Mai Shiranui
  • Blue Mary
  • Li Xiangfei

Art of Fighting's Women Team

  • King
  • Yuri Sakazaki
  • Kasumi Todoh

Justice Team

  • Kim Kaphwan
  • May Lee
  • Athena Asamiya

94/95 Ikari Team

  • Ralf Jones
  • Clark Still
  • Heidern

Kids Team

  • Bao
  • Chris
  • Kula Diamond

Giants Team

  • Chang Koehan
  • Maxima
  • Goro Daimon

Japanese National Sports Team

  • Hinako Shijou
  • Goro Daimon
  • Kasumi Todoh

Older Brothers Team

  • Terry Bogard
  • Ryo Sakazaki
  • Billy Kane

Sunglasses Team

  • Clark Still
  • K'
  • Choi Bounge

Glamorous Team

  • Mai Shiranui
  • Shermie
  • Angel

Mature Ladies Team

  • Mature
  • Vice
  • Vanessa

Fathers Team

  • Kim Kaphwan
  • Takuma Sakazaki
  • Goro Daimon

Hurricane Team

  • Joe Higashi
  • Choi Bounge
  • Goenitz

Fatal Fury Villains Team

  • Billy Kane
  • Ryuji Yamazaki
  • Geese Howard

Orochi Boss Team

  • Goenitz
  • Omega Rugal
  • Geese Howard

NESTS Boss Team

  • Any team consisting of only Krizalid, Zero, Original Zero, or Igniz.



  • The game's 19,000 units sold out in Japan the same week the title premiered.
  • In his select and win portraits, Krizalid is shown in his first form, but during actual fights he is in his second form.
  • K9999 and Wild Iori are the only characters who were dropped from the game for some reasons:
    • K9999 was replaced by Nameless.
    • Wild Iori somehow removed for an unknown reasons.



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