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The King of Fighters '97

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The King of Fighters '97
(KOF97)
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Developers

SNK

Systems

Neo Geo MVS
WW: 28 July 1997

Neo Geo AES
WW: 25 September 1997
Neo Geo CD
WW: 30 October 1997
PlayStation
Original release - JP: 28 May 1998
Re-release - JP: 24 June 1999
PS4, Vita, Windows
NA: 3 April 2018
WW: 5 April 2018
Online Play

Rollback (via Fightcade and Global Match)

Player Resources

Fightcade Official Website

Community Channels

KOF97 Community Discord

Introduction

The King of Fighters '97 is a 2D fighting game released by SNK in 1997. The 4th Installment of the series, it is regarded as one of the best games due to the novelty of choosing between two types of power gauges that cater to two different playstyles. They are Advanced Mode, the KOF96 style with Evasion and Run but with power stocks for Super Moves, and Extra Mode, the KOF95 style with Charge Bar, dashes, and spot dodges. The game also features a "Boss Team" along with fastest versions of Iori and Leona as the first sub bosses.

Its one of the most "canonically competitive" ones and has especially sparked massive popularity in China, so much so they still play the game to this day on a widely competitive level.

The Characters

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Japan Team Fatal Fury Team Art of Fighting Team
Ikari Warriors Team Psycho Soldiers Team Women Team
Korea Team New Face Team Special Team
Single Entries Secret Characters Bosses

To Select '94 Kyo, Highlight Kyo Kusanagi and Hold Start and press A or D

Main

30% complete


In Progress / Completed To-do
  • Level 1 headers on character pages all fixed
  • added Attack Data Boxes to every character's page (except daimon and orochi)
  • Use this page as a good reference to how we can better improve the overall look of the wiki as work progresses
  • Proofread every piece of info written by Nikolai since that kid hardly understands KOF
  • Added info on rom hacks
  • combos for every character have been reformated to follow a more simpler format
  • the only exceptions (for now): are blue mary, orochi team, orochi iori/leona and orochi.
  • will continue to poslish the combos sections for each character such as adding ghost step combos
  • Add modern tier list from China (will need help finding this info)
  • Potentially add separate tier lists based on whether infinites are allowed or not as this does change the meta
  • Potentially add info to compare 97 with KOF96 and 98 to paint a better picture as to what is different (and dispel the saying "97 is 98 but worse")
  • Add more to and create FAQ, System, etc. pages
  • Gather both frame data and hitboxes
  • Update all character pages with info in general (combos, frame data, etc.)
  • General overhaul of the entire wiki
  • CLEAN UP OROCHI'S PAGE



Game Navigation

General
Controls
Notation
HUD
System
FAQ
Characters
Andy
Athena
Benimaru
Billy
Blue Mary
Chang
Chin
Chizuru
Choi
Chris
Clark
Daimon
Iori
Joe
Kensou
Kim
King
Kyo
Leona
Mai
Ralf
Robert
Ryo
Shermie
Shingo
Terry
Yamazaki
Yashiro
Yuri
EX/Boss Characters
EX Kyo
Orochi Chris
Orochi Shermie
Orochi Yashiro
Orochi Iori
Orochi Leona
Orochi