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The King of Fighters '97/Controls

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All inputs assume you are on the left side on the screen. If on the right side, mirror these inputs horizontally

Joystick Controls

Basic Controls

Input Action
F.png Walk Forward
B.png Walk Backward/Stand Block
D.png/Df.png Crouch
Db.png Crouch/Crouch Block
Ub.png/U.png/Uf.png Jump (in direction indicated)

Advanced Controls

Input Action
F.png + F.png Run (hold F.png to continue running) / step (extra mode)
B.png + B.png Backdash
tap Ub.png/U.png/Uf.png Hop (in direction indicated)
tap D.png then press Ub.png/U.png/Uf.png Super Jump (in direction indicated)
tap D.png then tap Ub.png/U.png/Uf.png Hyper Hop (in direction indicated)
Uf.png (when jumping, near wall) Wall Jump (only available for some characters such as athena,mai,etc.)

Attack Controls

Basic Attack Controls

Input Action
Kof.lp.png Light Punch
Kof.lk.png Light Kick
Kof.sp.png Heavy Punch
Kof.sk.png Heavy Kick
START Taunt

Advanced Attack Controls

Input Action
B.png/F.png + Kof.sp.png (when close) Kof.sp.png Throw
B.png/F.png + Kof.sk.png (when close) Kof.sk.png Throw
B.png/F.png + Kof.sp.png/Kof.sk.png (when being grabbed) Throw Tech (must match opponent's throw button with your own)
any input except U.png + Kof.sp.png/Kof.sk.png (in air, when close) Air Throw (only available for some characters such as benimaru,athena,clark,etc.)
Kof.lp.png + Kof.lk.png Roll
B.png + Kof.lp.png+Kof.lk.png Backwards Roll
Kof.lp.png + Kof.lk.png (when knocked down) Recovery Roll
Kof.sp.png + Kof.sk.png Blowback Attack
Ub.png/U.png/Uf.png Kof.sp.png + Kof.sk.png Air Blowback Attack
Kof.lp.png + Kof.lk.png (when guarding) Guard Cancel Roll (costs 1 stock)
Kof.sp.png + Kof.sk.png (when guarding) Guard Cancel Blowback (costs 1 stock)
Kof.lp.png + Kof.lk.png + Kof.sp.png (Advanced mode) max mode activation (costs 1 stock)
Kof.lp.png + Kof.lk.png + Kof.sp.png (Extra Mode) charge (costs 1 stock)
Kof.lp.png + Kof.lk.png (Extra Mode) Dodge

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