King of Fighters 97
Iori Yagami
Combo FAQ
Last updated on 21/12/1997

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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
***- 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

Iori Yagami

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:
Fw + A x 2, fw + B, bk + B(in air)

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

General Combos:

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF + A/C
jumping heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch combo-ed into "style 108
Yamiharai", qcf + A/C

Jump C/D, dwn B x 2, dwn A, QCF + A/C
jumping heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick twice, crouch light  punch
combo-ed into "style 108 Yamiharai", qcf + A/C

Jump C/D, Stand C, DP + A/C
jumping heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch combo-ed into "style 100
Oniyaki", uppercut motion + A/C

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCB + B/D
jumping heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch combo-ed into "style 212
Kototuki In ", hcb + B/D

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCB + A/C  x 3
jumping heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch combo-ed into "style Aoi
Hana", qcb  + A/C x 3

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + P, then Stand C, QCB + P x 3
jumping heavy punch or kick, stand or crouching heavy punch combo-ed into "Scum
Gale", then stand(far) heavy punch combo-ed into style Aoi Hana", qcb + A/C x 3

(C)
Jump C/D, Stand C, QCB + A/C x 2, Stand C
jumping heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch combo-ed into "style Aoi
 Hana", qcb + A/C x 2,then standing heavy punch.

Jump C/D, dwn B x 2, dwn A, QCB + A/C  x 3
jumping heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick twice, crouch light  punch
combo-ed into "style Aoi Hana", qcb  + A/C x 3

(DM)
Jump C/D, dwn B , dwn A, "Maiden Masher", QCF, QCB + A/C
jumping heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick , crouch light  punch 
combo-ed into "style 1211 Kin Yaotome"(Maiden Masher), qcb, qcf + A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C,  "Maiden Masher", QCF, QCB + A/C
jumping heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch combo-ed into "style 
1211 Kin Yaotome" (Maiden Masher), qcb, qcf + A/C.

(DM)(XX)
Crossup bk + B, stand/crouch A, fw + A, fw + A, "Maiden Masher", QCF, QCB + P
crossup with the command attack(hold back and light kick), standing or 
crouching light punch chained with forward light punch twice combo-ed into 
"Maiden Masher", qcf, qcb + P

(DM)
Stand B, fw + A, fw + A, "Maiden Masher", QCF, QCB, + P
standing B(must block down), forward light punch twice combo-ed into "Maiden 
Masher", qcf, qcb + P

(C)(DM)(XX)
HCF + A/C, fw + A, fw + A, QCB + A, QCB + A, "Maiden Masher" QCF, QCB + P
Iori must be in corner, opponent near iori. Do "scum gale" hcf + A/C, opponent
now thrown to corner, with some timing, do fw + A, fw + A, fast...timing is 
fast for this part, then do "Aoi Hana", qcb + A, qcb + A, slowly, timing is 
slow for this part because the opponent has to be hit up to a certain high, 
then finally do "Maiden Masher", qcf, qcb + A/C.

(MID)(C)(DM)
Iori 4 x hit Deadly Flower:
Conditions
- opponent in mid-air
- accuracy needed
- opponent in corner or near corner
- 1 stock of super

QCB + A, QCB + C, dn + A, QCB + A, QCB + C, "Maiden Masher", QCF,QCB + P 2/3 "
deadly flower", qcb + A, qcb + C then pause awhile before executing down light
punch cancelled into another 2/3 set of "deadly flower", qcb + A, qcb + C, 
then before opponent lands do "Maiden Masher"qcf, qcb + P 
Note:A change from qcf A then qcf C is because the qcf C will hit the opponent
higher.  I am not sure if this trick can be an infinite for iori or not since 
after the second set of deadly flower, i cannot do another down A cancelled 
into a set of deadly flower again.


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.

Sephiroth( sephiroth@pacific.net.sg )
- for borrowing me the KoF'97 Cartridge and other stuff.

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


Done by
mOOnrun
moonrun@pacific.net.sg
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21/12/1997