King of Fighters 97
Art of Fighting team
Combo FAQ
Last updated on 05/03/1998

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General Combo notations:

A = light punch        B = light kick
C = heavy punch        D = heavy kick
dn/dwn = down joysatick direction
up = up joystick motion
bk = hold joystick in blocking direction
fw = joystick forward motion
s = store for few seconds
QCB = quarter cirlce back joystick motion
QCF = quarter circle forward joystick motion
HCB = half circle back joystick motion
HCF = half circle forward joystick motion
DP = uppercut joystick motion
RDP = reverse uppercut joystick motion
	
(C) - corner combos, combos that only work in the corner.
(DM) - DM combos, combos that involve super moves or desperation moves.		
(HD) - High damage combos, each combo can do more then 3/4 life damage.
(XX) - Difficult to do combos.
(INF)- infinite combos, combos that can be repeated and result in a continued 
       combo
(MAX)- must be maxed out or POWered up for this combo to work
(MID)- opponent must be mid-air for this to work
(NEW)- new combos
***- refer to explanations

Chain combo notations:

* = chain combos that won't connect with the command attack
    but can still be done.
I.E when Benimaru does dn B, then fw + B, the down B won't be considered a 
    combo with the fw + B
** = combos that can be done only when opponent blocks

Ryo Sakazaki

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:

Fw + A(overhead)

Chain combos:
dn + B, stand A
*dn + B, stand A, fw + A
Jump C/D, dn + B, stand A, fw + A
Jump C/D, stand C/D, fw + A
Jump C/D, dn C, fw + A


General Combos

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, then ***
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into either
i)"Tiger Gleam Fist", qcf + P
ii)"Flying Gale Swallow Leg", hcb + K
iii)"Tiger Cannon", uppercut + P
iv)"Kyokuge Dance Fist", hcf + P
v)"Fury Tiger Thunder", qcb + P, dp + P

HCF + P then ***
i)jump C/D
ii)jump CD
iii)"Tiger Cannon" uppercut + P
iv)"Flying Gale Swallow Leg", hcb + K (timing is crucial)
v)"Fury Tiger Thunder", qcb + P,

(DM)
dn + B, stand A  then ***
i)"Flying Gale Swallow Leg", hcb + K
ii)"Tiger Cannon", uppercut + P
iii)"Kyokuge Dance Fist", hcf + P
iv)"Fury Tiger Thunder", qcb + P, dp + P
v)"Heaven Hell Supreme King Fist", qcf x 2 + P

(NEW)
Jump C/D, stand C, hcf + C, qcb + A, dp + C
Jumping heavy punch or kic, standing heavy punch combo-ed into hcf + C, then as 
Opponent is launched, qcb + A, cancelled into dp + C 

Stand C/D, QCB + P, DP + P
standing heavy punch or kick then "Fury Tiger Thunder", qcb + P, dp + P

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, "RyokoRanbu", QCB, HCF + P
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"RyokoRanbu",qcb, hcf + P


(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, "Haoshokoken" fw, HCF + P
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Haoshokoken" fw, HCF + P

(DM)(TOD)(HD)
Ryo's 2 steps TOD(touch-of-death)
Condition:
i)3 stocks of POWER
ii)MAXed up first

Step 1:
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF x 2 + P
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Heaven Hell Supreme King Fist", qcf x 2 + P
Note: Opponent WILL be dizzy after the first combo

Step 2:
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, "RyokoRanbu", QCB, HCF + P
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"RyokoRanbu",qcb, hcf + P

Robert Garcia

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:
Fw + B

Chain combos:
Dn + B x 3
Dn + B x 2, dn + A
Dn + B x 2, dn + A, fw + B
Jump C/D, dn + B, dn + A, fw + B
Jump C/D, stand C, fw + B
**Jump C/D, dn + D, fw + B

General Combos:

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, then do either ***
i)QCF + A
ii)HCB + K
iii)DP + P
iv)HCF + K
v)QCF x 2 + K
vi)QCF, QCB + P

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + K, then do either ***
i)dp + A/C
ii)dp + B/D
iii)Jumping CD
iv)qcf,qcf+B

(DM)
Jump C/D, dn + B x 2, QCF x 2 + K
jumping heavy punch or kick, down light kick twice combo-ed into "Shadowless 
Gale Wind Heavy Step Kick", qcf x 2 + K

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, fw + B, HCB + D
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing or crouching heavy punch, forward light 
kick combo-ed into "Whirwind Leg", hcb + K

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, fw + B, QCF, QCB + P
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing or crouching heavy punch, forward light 
kick combo-ed into "RyokoRanbu", qcf, qcb + P

(XX)(C)
Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + D, jump QCB + B, DP + C
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch combo-ed into "Kyokugen 
Dance Kick", hcf + K, then jump and execute the air diving kick, qcb + 
B, finally before opponent lands, execute the uppercut, uppercut motion + P.
Note: timing is quite crucial.

(NEW)(DM)(HD)(MAX)(C)
Jump D, stand C, fw + B, qcf x 2 + D
jumping heavy kick, standing heavy punch, forward light kick combo-ed into 
"Shadowless Gale Wind Heavy Step Kick", qcf x 2 + K

(HD)(XX)(DM)
Robert "BuG" COMBO:
HCF + B/D, dn A/D, QCF,QCB + A/C
"Kyokugen Dance Kick", hcf + B/D, as soon as Robert can move, do down light 
punch or heavy kick(preferred) cancelled into "RyokoRanbu", qcf, qcb + A/C.

Note: same principle as the infinites, the down A or down D cannot hit the 
opponent but must be cancelled into the "RyokoRanbu".

Yuri Sakazaki

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:
Fw + B

Chain combos:
Dn + A x 3
Dn + B x 2, dn + A
*Dn + A x 3, fw + B
*Jump C/D, dn + A x 2, fw + B
*Jump C/D, stand/crouch C, fw + B

General Combos:

Jump C/D, dwn + A x 3, QCB + B
jumping heavy punch or kick, down light punch x 3, combo-ed into "Yuri Super 
Revolving Kick", qcb + B

Jump C/D, dwn B, dwn A x 2, DP + C, DP + A
jumping heavy punch or kick, down light kick, down light punch twice, combo-ed
into "Yuri Double uppercut", uppercut motion + C, then "Uppercut finisher", 
uppercut motion + A

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF + A
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into "Ko-O 
Ken", qcf + A


Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCB + B/D
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into "Yuri 
Super Revolving Kick", qcb + B

Stand C/D, HCB + A/C
standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into "Hundred Violent Slaps", hcb + A/C

Stand C/D, DP + C, DP + A
standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into " Yuri Double Upper", uppercut + C,
uppercut + C

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF, QCB + B
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Flying Phoenix Leg", qcf, qcb + B

(DM)
Jump C/D, dn + B, dn + A, QCF x 2 + P
jumping heavy punch or kick, crouching light kick, light punch combo-ed into 
"Yuri Super Uppercut", qcf x 2 + P

(NEW)(DM)
Crossup D, dwn B, dwn C, QCF, QCB + B/D
Crossup jump with heavy kick, crouching light kick, heavy punch combo-ed into
"Flying Phoenix Leg", qcf, qcb + B


Credits:

KoF Mailing List (kof-ml@umich.edu)
- for several interesting info
- some combos also

Kao Megura (kmegura@yahoo.com ) 
- some move names are taken from his kof97faq.txt

Darklancer (lancer@pacific.net.sg)
- also some move names from him

Darren (darren03@mbox3.singnet.com.sg)
- for several good combos
- the infinite combos for Kyo Kusanagi and Terry Bogard of course

Rafee ( no e-mail)
- for lotsa other combo info and tactic tips

Charles ( nghouse@hkstar.com)
- for giving me the idea of the COMBO PAGE

Hashakku Iori ( iori@chez.com )
- for being an internet pal and a fellow KoF fanatic.
- helped with several html and graphic stuff.

SNK(c) Japan, SNK(c) America 
- for making KoF'97, the greatest series of fighting games this era


Done by
mdEarth(mOOnrun)
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05/03/1998