SSFC2016 Fights On with The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match & Rumble Fish 2 Tournaments

By on November 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The party that is Mikado Arcade’s “Super Street Fighter Carnival 2016” hasn’t lost any momentum. This two-month tournament series is home to high-level play in a dizzying amount of classic (and obscure!) arcade games. If you like that concept but not the games outlined below, don’t worry! There’s a lot of tournaments to choose from. 

Believe it or not, we’re near the end of this great series. Though there’s less then a month left of SSFC2016 games to be played, the matches aren’t any less exciting. For example:

The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match is the re-balanced sequel to KOF ’98. What makes the Mikado series so interesting here, though, is that these are the same players we saw playing KOF ’98 last week! You really do get to see how teams and strategies evolved between the two games.

But hey. Maybe you’re wanting to see a stranger game get played at Mikado. Well…

Let’s talk about The Rumble Fish 2.

This 2D fighter is made by a little company called Dimps. That’s right, before they were employed by Capcom to make Street Fighter IV, Dimps was cutting their teeth on this odd gem. Rumble Fish 2 has a bevy of system mechanics and gauges, making it closer spiritually to air dashers then SFIV was. Air blocking, chain combos, wake-up rolls, air dodges… and this doesn’t even cover all the stuff you can do with meter! Rumble Fish 2 has been a game I’ve always enjoyed watching, and it’s really interesting to see where Dimps came from before they hit the big time.

As always, you can follow along Mikado’s upload schedule on YouTube, or try to catch them live on their UStream.

Source: Mikado

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