Howlin' Mad -H-'s
Perfect Player's Guide To
King Of Fighters 97'
Ver 1.00

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King Of Fighters 97'
Copyright 1997  SNK Co.

Perfect Playter's Guide Series
Copyright 1997  The MadMan's Cafe

Perfect Player's Guide To King Of Fighters 97'
Copyright 1997  The MadMan's Cafe



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---BASIC MOVES (Both Extra & Advanced Modes)---
UP- Jump
DOWN- Duck
BACK- Guard, walk backwards
FORWARD- Walk Forward

A - Weak   Punch
B - Weak   Kick
C - Fierce Punch
D - Fierce Kick
CD- Hard Hit Attack
AB on hitting ground- Quick Wakeup
AB  While   Guarding- Guard Cancel Roll (Uses 1 Power Meter)
CD  While   Guarding- Guard Cancel Hard Hit (Uses 1 Power Meter)
Start- Taunt (Does not decrease opponent's power meter)



---Extra Mode (95' Mode)---
AB - Dodge
ABC- Power up
Forward x 2- Hop forward
Back    x 2- Hop backward
Tap Up- High Jump

Pros:
Can dodge moves.
Can Power up.
Can do DMs when life is Low & Red.
Back-hop is invincible.

Cons:
Cannot escape from throws.
Can only do normal jump or high jump.
Must have low life to do Super DM.

Tips:
Useful mode for defensive players. Since the gameplay is basically the same 
from KoF 95', players who liked the old system will enjoy this mode. To do 
the Special DMs the player must be fully powered up and low lifed. When 
playing against Advanced Mode opponents, there usually won't be many chances 
to power up the meter.  For those who have to fight against Extra Mode 
opponents, try to use throw characters because they cannot escape throws with 
the AB dodge.


---Advanced Mode (96' Mode)---
AB- Roll
AB when thrown- Escape Throw
ABC- Execute POW
Forward x 2 -Dash forward
Back    x 2 -Dash Backward
Tap Up- Low Jump
Tap Down, then Up -High Jump

Pros:
Can stock up to 3 power meter bars.
Can do SDMs without low life.
Can dash forward instead of hop.
Has 4 levels of jump.
Can escape from throws.

Cons:
Cannot Power up by pressing ABC.
Cannot dodge.
Cannot do DMs because of low life.
Needs 2 Power bars to do SDM.

Tips:
Useful mode for aggressive players. The gameplay is basically the same as 96'
but the power meter system is different.
To do the Super DMs, stock up two Power meters, use one (ABC) and while the
meter is running, execute the DM. Fight aggresively because the only way to
power up the meter is by doing special moves. Do not fear being thrown because
they are escapable as long as they are normal throws.




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Special Moves List

Any controller movements done from the following is based on the character
facing right upon fighting.


Basic Abbrebiations-
P- Punch (A or C Button)  K- Kick (B or D Button)
D- Down     F- Forward    FD- Forward Down
U- Up       B- Back       BD- Back Down

HCF- Half Circle Forward
HCB- Half Circle Backward
QCF- Quarter Circle Forward
QCB- Quarter Circle Backward
UCM- Upper Cut Motion (Forward, Down, DownForward)
DHU- Down (Hold), Up
BHF- Back (Hold), Forward


Main Characters Team

Kyo Kusanagi
Flaming uppercut
UCM + P

R.E.D Kick
UCM Backwards + K

Lightshine Explosion
HCB + K

Crane Sweeper
QCB + P

Number 75 Kick
QCF + B x 2 -or- D x 2

Flame Smash
QCF + A

Nice Wound
QCF + P   From Flame Smash

Rust Slam
HCB + P   From Flame Smash -or-
P         From Nice Wound

Sea Slash
K         From Nice Wound or Rust Slam

Venom Bite
QCF + C

Sin Smash
HCB + P   From Venom Bite

Guilt Smash
F   + P   From Sin Smash

-DMs-
Orochinagi
QCB, HCF + P

Absolute Flair
QCF x 2 + P





Benimaru Nikaidou
Electric Fist (can also be done in air)
QCF + P

AirBorne Spin-Kick
QCB + P

Super Lightning Kick
UCM + K

Blade Kick
QCF + K

Triple Reflection Kick
HCB + K

Benimaru Shocker
HCB, F + P  Near Opponent

-DMs-
Voltage Fist
QCF x 2 + P

Elec-Trigger
HCB x 2 + P  Near Opponent




Goro Daimon
Earthquaker
UCM + P

Flip Dodge
QCB + K

Cloud Grabber
HCF + A

Root Grappler
HCF + C

Heaven Dusker
HCB, F + P  Near Opponent

Foot Flicker
UCM + K     Near Opponent

Root Smasher
QCF + K

Back-Throw
HCB, F + K

Flip-Around Heaven
HCB x 2 + P  Near Opponent

-DMs-
Root Killer
HCF x 2 + K  Near Opponent

Root Grappler Plus
HCF + K  From Root Killer

Super Back-Throw (norm DM)/ Heaven Dusker Ultimate (super DM)
UCM + P  From Root Grappler Plus


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New-Face Band Team

Nanakase Yashiro
Misstle Might Bash
HCB + P

Upper Duel
UCM + P

SledgeHammer
QCB + P

Jet Counter
HCF + P

-DMs-
Million Bash Stream
QCB, HCF + P

Final Impact
QCF x 2 + P (Hold on Button to Power up Attack)


Shermie
Shermie Spiral
HCF + P Near Opponent

Shermie Whip
UCM + K

Shermie Shoot
HCF + K

Axel Spin-Kick
QCB + K

-DMs-
Shermie Flash
HCB x 2 + P  Near Opponent

Shermie Carnival
HCF x 2 + P  Near Opponent


Chris
Slide Touch
QCF + P

Hunting Air
UCM + K

Shooting Dancer Thrust
HCB + P

Shooting Dancer Step
HCB + K

Glider Stomp
QCF + K  From Jump

-DMs-
Twister Drive
QCB x 2 + K
QCF x 2 + P



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Fatal Fury Team

Terry Bogard
Power Wave
QCF + P

Burn Knuckle
QCB + P

Crack Shoot
QCB + K

Rising Tackle
UCM + P

Power Dunk
UCM + K

Power Charge
HCF + K

-DMs-
Power Guyser
QCB, DownBack, Forward + P

High-Angle Guyser
QCF x 2 + K


Andy Bogard
Quicksilver Elbow
DownBack, Forward + P

Elbow Finisher
QCF + P From Quicksilver Elbow

Hishou-Ken
QCB + P

Shouryu-Dan
UCM + P

Ku-ha Dan
HCF + K

Combo Smasher
HCF + P

Shiranui Illusion
QCF + K

Upper Illusion Attack
F + P  From Shiranui Illusion

Lower Illusion Attack
F + K  From Shiranui Illusion

-DMs-
Chou Reppa-Dan
QCB, HCF + K

Hishou Ryusei-Ken
QCF x 2 + P


Joe Higashi
Hurricane Uppercut
HCF + P

Explosion Punches
A or C Rapid

Explosion Finisher
QCF + A or C From Explosion Punches

Tiger Kick
UCM + K

Slash-Kick
HCF + K

Golden Heel
QCB + K

-DMs-
Screw Uppercut
QCF x 2 + P

Exploding Hurricane Tiger Heel
QCF, HCB + P




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Art Of Fighting Team

Ryo Sakazaki
Tiger Projectile
QCF + P

Tiger Cannon (Can also be done from Heavenly Bash)
UCM + P

Double fly-kick
HCB + K

Kokugen-ryu Lynching
HCF + P  Near Opponent

Heavenly Bash
QCB + P

Heavenly Chop
QCF + K


-DMs-
Tiger Dance
QCF, HCB + P

Haoh-Shoukou Ken
F, HCF + P

Giga Tiger Flash
QCF x 2 + P


Robert Garcia
Dragon Projectile
QCF + P

Dragon Cannon
UCM + P

Hurricane Swing Kick
HCB + K

Dragon Roar
QCB + K From Jump

Kokugen-Ryu Lynching
HCF + P  Near Opponent

Dragon Slash
UCM + K

-DMs-
Dragon Dance
QCF, HCB + P

Haoh-Shoukou Ken
F, HCF + P

Illusion Gravity Kick
QCF x 2 + K


Yuri Sakazaki
Tiger Projectile
QCF + P

Yuri-like Uppercut
UCM + P

Double Yuri-like Uppercut
UCM + P From Yuri-Like Uppercut

Jumpin' Smash
QCF + K

Deadly Slaps
HCB + P

Yuri-like Knuckle
QCB + P

Yuri-like Spin Kick
QCB + K

-DMs-
Death Stomper
QCF, HCB + K

Haoh-Shoukou Ken
F, HCF + P

Yuri-like Super Uppercut
QCF x 2 + P



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Ikari Team

Leona
Moon Slasher
DHU + P

Grand Saber
BHF + K

X'Caliber
DHU + K

Voltec Launcher
BHF + P

Eye-Slasher
QCB + P

V' Slasher
QCF, HCB + P  From Jump

-DMs-
Rebel Spark
QCB, HCF + K

Gravitiy Storm
QCF x 2 + P



Ralf Jones
Vulcan Punch
A or C Rapid

Gateling Attack
BHF + P

Napalm Kamikaze
DHU + P   -or-
QCF + P   From Jump

Super Argentina BackBreaker
HCF + P  Near Opponent

Ralf Kick
BHF + K

-DMs-
Blasting Vulcan Punch
QCF, HCB + P

Horseback Riding Vulcan Punch
QCB, HCF + K

Galactica Phantom
QCF x 2 + P


Clark
Vulcan Punch
A or C Rapid

Napalm Stretch (*1)
UCM + P

Rolling Cradle (*1)
HCF + P

Frankensteiner (*1)
UCM + K

Super Argentina BackBreaker (*1)
HCF + P  Near Opponent

Flying Elbow
QCF + P  From all the "(*1)" marked Moves

-DMs-
Ultra Argentina BackBreaker
HCB x 2 + P

Running Spree
HCF x 2 + K



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Psycho Soldier Team

Athena Asamia
Psycho Ball
QCB + P

Phoenix Arrow
QCB + P  From Jump

New Psycho Reflecter
HCB + K

Psycho Sword (Can also be done in Air)
UCM + P

Psychic Teleport
QCF + K

Super Psychic Throw
HCF + C  Near Opponent

-DMs-
Shining Crystal Bit (Can also be done in air)
B, HCB + P

Crystal Shot
QCB + P From Shining Crystal Bit (Can also be done in air)

Phoenix Fang Arrow
QCF x 2 + P From Jump


Sie Kensou
Psycho Ball
QCB + P

Dragon Twister
UCM Backward + K

Rapid Ground Dragon
HCF + A

Rapid Air Dragon
HCF + C

Dragon Claws
QCF + P  From jump

Dragon's Fury
UCM + P Near Opponent (Rapid repeat to Power Up)

-DMs-
Dragon Swifter
QCF, HCB + B

Dragon Raiser
QCF, HCB + D

Energy Blaster
QCF x 2 + P  Near Opponent

Chin Gensai
Booze Attack
QCB + P

Drunk Swiveler
UCM + P

Drunk Attack
QCF + P

Drunk Smash
F   + P  From Drunk Attack

Drunk On Ground
QCB + K

Wake-Up Attack
U   + K  From Drunk On Ground

Aerial Twister
HCF + K  -or-
F   + K  From Drunk On Ground or Drunk Attack

-DMs-
Flame Blast
QCF x 2 + P

Alcoholic Madness
QCF, HCB + P



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New Female Fighters Team

Chizuru Kagura
Heavenly Force
UCM + P

Heavenly Slash
HCB + A or B or C or D

Heavenly Edge
QCB + A or B or C or D from Heavenly Slash

Ancient Echo
HCF + P

Needle Stinger
QCF + A or B or C or D

-DMs-
Ancient Seal
QCB, HCF + P

Heavenly Replication
QCF x 2 + K


Mai Shiranui
Butterfly Fan
QCF + P

Dragon's Flame Tail
QCB + P

Tornado Flame
UCM + K

Ankle Tackle
HCF + K

Mususabi Attack
DHU + P (Hold on P to attack, don't to fake out) -or-
QCB + P  From Kick

Dance of Fury
UCM + P

-DMs-
Super Ankle Tackle
QCB, HCF + K

Phoenix Meteor
QCB x 2 + P

Fan Finale
QCF x 2 + P

King
Venom Strike
QCF + K

Double Strike
QCF x 2 + K

Trap Shot
UCM + K

Tornado Kick
HCB + K

Surprise Rose
UCM + P

Mirage Kick
HCF + K

-DMs-
Illusion Dance
QCF, HCB + K

Silent Flash
QCB x 2 + K



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Kim Team

Kim Kaphwan
Somersault Slash
DHU + K

Crecent Kick
QCB + K

Stomper
QCF + K From Jump

Comet Crush
BHF + K

Sand Sweeper
DHU + P

-DMs-
Phoenix Combo
QCB, BackDown, Forward + K

Phoenix Rage
QCF, HCB + K


Chan Cohan
Crusher Ball
BHF + P

Ball Swing
A or C Rapid

Somersault Stomp
DHU + K

Destruction Throw
HCB, F + C

-DMs-
Iron Ball Frenzy
QCF, HCB + P

Pressure Of Death
QCF x 2 + P


Choi Bonge
Tornado Swing
DHU + P

Aerial Stab
DHU + K

Drill Stab
BHF + K (Lever + Button to change directions)

Stomper
QCF + K  From Air

Run n' Slash
BHF + P

-DMs-
Super Tornado Swing
HCB x 2 + P

Phoenix Combo
QCF, HCB + K




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97' Special Team

Ryuji Yamazaki
Snake Arm
QCB + A or B or C

Snake Fake
D while doing Snake Arms

Sado-Maso
HCF + K

Double Counter
QCF + P

Knife Slash
UCM + P

Dynamite Head-Butt
HCF + P

Sand Shove
UCM + K

-DMs-
La Guillotine
QCF x 2 + P

La Drill
HCB x 2 + P (Rapid Repeat for 4 Levels of Power-Up)

Blue Mary
Spin-Fall
QCF + K

Mary's Spider
QCF + P

Straight Slicer
BHF + K

Crab Clutch
QCF + K  From Straight Slicer

Vertical Arrow
UCM + K

Mary Snatcher
UCM + K  From Vertical Arrow

Mary Reverse Facelock
QCB + B

Mary HeadBuster
QCB + D

Backdrop Real
HCF + P  Near Opponent

-DMs-
Mary Typhoon
HCB x 2 + K Near Opponent

Mary Splash Rose
QCF, HCB + P

Mary Dynamite Swing
QCF x 2 + K

Billy Kane
Stick Jolt
HCF + P

Flame Jolt
QCF + P From Stick Jolt

Stick Rotater
A Rapid

Stick Poke
C Rapid

Assault Jump
UCM + K

Dragon Flame
QCB + B

Dragon Buster
QCB + D

UnScarlet Uppercut
UCM + P

-DMs-
Super Stick Swing
QCF x 2 + P

Flaming Stick Circles
QCF, HCB + P




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Team Edit Only Characters

Iori Yagami
Darkness Slayer
QCF + P

Demon Fryer
UCM + P

Darkshine Explosion
HCB + K

Hazy Fist
QCB + P (Can be done 3 in a row)

Scum Gale
HCF + P  Near Opponent

-DMs-
The Forbitten Yaotome
QCF, HCB + P

Demonic Slayer
QCB, HCF + P


Shingo Yabuki
Unperfected Flaming uppercut
UCM + P

Unperfected Kyo Kick
QCB + K

Unperfected Flame Smash
QCF + A

Unperfected Venom Bite
QCF + C

Shingo Kick R.E.D
HCF + K

-DMs-
Super Dash N' Tackle
QCF x 2 + P

Burning Shingo
QCB, HCF + P
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King Of Fighters 97'
Copyright 1997  SNK Co.

Perfect Playter's Guide Series
Copyright 1997  The MadMan's Cafe

Perfect Player's Guide To King Of Fighters 97'
Copyright 1997  The MadMan's Cafe