Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. With its enhanced loading speed and variety of control options, the Wii version is the ultimate version among the three versions of The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga.
  2. Nintendo Power
    It's a great collection for those who still enjoy a good classic 2-D fighting game. [Dec 2008, p.104]
  3. It’s got the first five titles of SNK’s best series. It showcases the best and worst of them all; two of the games aren’t even worth playing because the other three trump them in every conceivable way.
  4. This game may not appeal to modern gamers that haven’t played any of these before, but even with the lack of arranged soundtracks and versus modes, this is a must have for fans of the series that are missing any of these games from their collection, or simply want to have them all on one disc. Short load times and smooth play control make for an enjoyable experience at a fair price.
  5. Though five games here, it is really from 96 that you will play the most. A real classic fighter that still plays great today.
  6. The first five games in the KOF series are faithfully duplicated for the Wii in all of their glorious, if not aging, splendor. But gameplay is really the key for any fighting game and this collection will not disappoint in that regard.
  7. Given the lack of fighting games on the Wii console and the $30 price tag on King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga, you should definitely pick up the title.
  8. 74
    Orochi Saga felt right and I enjoyed revisiting some classic fighters.
  9. If you're an SNK devotee, you just can't miss this Collection: it offers five games perfectly emulated, lots of action and a solid gameplay. Fifteen years have passed since the first iteration in The King of Fighters series, so don't expect nothing more than a classic beat'em-up, with all the strength of its tradition.
  10. 70
    If you're looking for a bunch of good fighting games on Wii, get this collection, but due largely due to the fact it features one of the greatest fighters 2D of all time in KoF '98.
  11. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    It's fun, but for 30 quid, it's no bargain. [Apr 2009, p.87]
  12. All told, the Orochi Saga collection is a hands-down worthwhile buy for longtime fans of the series, and a toss-up for newcomers.
  13. In fact, that’s the real root of the problem with King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga. This series barely evolves at all, so this is a grouping of five versions of essentially the same game. Thus, it isn’t really for anyone but the super fans.
  14. So no version is perfect, but the faster loading makes the Wii version the best choice, provided you've got the right controllers on-hand.
  15. Nintendo Gamer
    A mediocre compilation of five average games. [Apr 2009, p.59]

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