King of Fighters 97
Japan team
Combo FAQ
Last updated on 16/05/1998

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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

Kyo Kusanagi

Chain Combos:

Command attacks::
Fw + B(overhead move), dnfw + D

Chains:
Dn + B x 2
Dn + B x 2, dn + A,
Dn + B x 2, dn + A, dnfw + D
Jump C/D, dn + B, dn + A, dnfw + D
Jump C/D, stand C/D, dnfw + D
Jump C/D, dn + B, stand C, dnfw + D
*Jump C/D, stand C/D, fw + B
*Jump C/D, dn + B, stand C, fw + B
*Jump C/D, dn + B, dn + A, fw + B

General combos:

Kyo Kusanagi  '96

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCB + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style 910 Nue Tumi" qcb + A/C.

Jump C/D, Stand C, DP + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style 100 Oniyaki" (uppercut), dp + A/C.

Jump C/D, dwn B, Stand C, HCB + B/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style 212 Crescent slash", hcb + B/D

Jump C/D, dwn B, Stand C, QCF + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style 114 wicked chew" or "style115 poison gnawfest", qcf + A/C

Jump C/D, dwn B, dwn A, DP + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick, crouch light punch combo-ed
into "style 100 Oniyaki" (uppercut), dp A/C

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF + A, QCF + A/C, C/B or QCB + C, C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into whole
"style 114 wicked chew"combo, qcf + A, qcf A/C, C/B or qcb + C, C.

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF + C, QCB + C, fwd C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into whole
"style 115 poison gnawfest"combo, qcf + C, hcb + C, then foward C

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF + D, QCF + D, then ***
jump heavy punch or kick then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into
"style 75 modify",
qcf + D, qcf + D, then do either
:i)uppercut + P
ii)hcb + K
iii)qcb + P
iv)qcf + A/C

(C)
Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF +D, QCF + D, QCF + B, QCF + D, Jump C/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style 75 modify", qcf + D, qcf +D, qcb + B, qcf + D, then jump up pressing 
heavy punch/kick or CD body toss attack.
Only can be done in corner for everything to connect.

(DM)
Jump C/D, dwn B, dwn B, Stand A, "Freestyle Final Showdown"(QCF X 2 + A/C)
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick twice, standing light punch 
combo-ed into "freestyle final showdown", qcf x 2, A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, "Freestyle Final Showdown"(QCF X 2 + A/C)
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into "free
style final showdown", qcf x 2 A/C

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, Serpent Wave(QCB, QCF + C)
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style Ri108 Orochinagi (serpentwave)", qcb, qcf + A/C.
Note:  Many ppl have mailed to me and asked me why doesn't this combo work.
Its because it only works with C version Serpent Wave.

(DM)(C)
Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF + D, QCF + D, Serpent Wave (QCB, QCF + C)
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into qcf +
D, qcf + D, then do the "style Ri108 Orochinagi(serpent wave)", qcb, qcf + A/C

(DM)
Againts big/tall characters
Jump C/D, Stand C, fw + B, QCF x 2 + P
jumping heavy kick or punch, standing heavy punch chained into forward light 
kick comb-ed into "Freestyle FinalShowdown", qcf x 2 + P

Kyo Kusanagi's "burn" combo
- by Kazuya(kazuya-corp@technologist.com)
- Rafee(no e-mail)

#1
(C)(HD)(XX)(MAX)
Jump C/D, stand C/D, QCF + D, D down A cancel into Serpent wave(C) and then 
hold C as opponent lands and get burned by the flame, about 3 hits or so, 
then let to the C button for a high damage combo.

#2
(C)(HD)(XX)(MAX)
Jump C/D, stand C/D, QCF + D, D down A cancel into Free style final showdown
(C).  Not much explanation for this, just do as above.

100% COMBO!
-----------
(HD)(C)(MAX)(DM)(XX)
Jump D, stand C, QCF + D, D, QCF + A, dwn A, QCB, QCF + A/C, hold A/C, A/C
Jumping heavy kick, standing heavy punch combo-ed into qcf + D, D, as
opponent about to land, qcf + A, then immediately crouching light punch
cancelled into qcb, qcf + A/C and hold A/C, as fire burns enemy after 2-3
hits, letgo A/C and opponent dies!


(NEW)(C)(MAX)(XX)
Jump C/D, Stand C. QCF + D, D, QCF + A, QCF + A, QCF + A, DP + C
jumping heavy kick, standing heavy punch combo-ed into qcf + D, D, then juggle
with qcf + A, "wicked chew", then pause for a spilt second before another 
"wicked chew", qcf + A, then continue with qcf + A then finally finish off 
with uppercut + C or A.

(INF)(C)(XX)(HD)
Conditions:
- player MUST have fast hands!
- MUST kick opponent high enough with the first set of "style 75 modify", 
  qcf + D, qcf + D

QCF + D, QCF + D, dn A cancel into QCF + D, QCF + D, dn A cancel into QCF + D,
QCF + D..repeat
"style 75 modify", qcf + D, qcf + D then wait for about 1 sec then do crouching
 light punch cancelled into another set of "style 75 modify", qcf + D, 
 qcf + D...repeat the whole process.

Note: the down A(light punch) will not and CANNOT hit the opponent for the 
infinite to work. And also you must cancel the down A (light punch) into the 
"style 75 modify", qcf + D, qcf + D and not wait till down A to finish its
animation then do "style 75 modify", qcf + D , qcf + D.

For short, the down A must "dissappear" or be cancelled. Timing is very 
crucial. I've seen my friend do 20+ hits about 10 sets of dn + A cancelled 
into "style 75 modify", qc f + D, qcf + D.
Note 2: down C or D can also work.  But down D is kinda difficult


Kyo Kusanagi '94 ( go to Kyo, hold start then press A or D)

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style 108 Yamiharai" qcf + A/C. 
Note: if you manage to do combo your opponent twice consecutively with this,
he will be stunned already.

Jump C/D. dwn B, Stand C, RDP + B/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick, stand heavy punch, combo-ed 
into "Oborokuruma" (twilight ride).

Jump C/D, dwn B, Stand C, QCF + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick, stand heavy punch, combo-ed 
into "style 108 Yamiharai", qcf + A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, Serpent Wave(QCB, QCF + C)
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"style Ri108 Orochinagi (serpent wave)", qcb, qcf + A/C.


Benimaru Nikaido

Chain Combos:

Command attacks:
Fw + B, dn + D(in air)

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

General Combos:


Jump C/D, dwn B x 3 ,QCF + B/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouch light kick x 3, combo-ed into "Iaido" 
kick, qcf + B/D.

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB, fw + C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Benimaru Koreda", hcb, fw + C

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, DP + B/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Super Lighning" kick, dp + B/D.

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB + B/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Triple Resist" kick, hcb + B/D.

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Shinku Katategoma", hcb + A/C.

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Raijinken", qcf + A/C.

(NEW)
Jump D, dwn C, qcb + B
jumping heavy kick, crouching heavy punch combo-ed into qcb + B


(DM)
Jump C/D, dwn B, dwn B, QCF x 2 + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouching B x 2, combo-ed into "Raikoken", 
qcf x 2 A/C.
POWERed up special does LOTS of damage

(DM)(XX)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB x 2 + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Eregutoriga", hcb x 2 + A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF x 2 + A/C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Raikoken", qcf x 2 + A/C. POWERed up special does LOTS of damage

(DM)(XX)(MID)
Jump dn + D, QCF x 2 + A/C
jump down heavy kick to do the drill kick, and ass soon as benimaru lands, do 
the "Raikoken" DM. 
Note:  Can even be done when the opponent is in mid-air!


Goro Daimon

Chain Combos:

Command attacks:
Fw + A (overhead move) dnfw + C

Chain combos
Dn + A x 2
Dn + A , dnfw + C
Jump C/D, dwn A, dnfw + C
Jump C/D, stand C/D, dnfw + C
Jump C/D, dn C, dnfw + C
*Jump C/D, dn D, dnfw + C
*Jump C/D, stand C/D, fw + A
*Jump C/D, dn C, fw + A
**Jump C/D, dn D, fw + A


General Combos:
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, QCF + A
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Cloud Tosser", qcf + A.
NOTE: only on tall characters

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCF + C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Kirikabukaeshi", qcf+C.

Jump C/D, dwn D, wait then, HCF + C
jump heavy punch or kick, then crouch heavy  kick, wait till heavy kick 
animation over, then hcf + C. 
NOTE: waiting time is faster then in KoF'96

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB, fw + C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Tenchikaeshi", hcb, fw + C.

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB, fw + D
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Uranage", hcb, fw + D.

Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCB x 2 + C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
"Heaven to Hell throw", hcb x 2 + C.

(MID)
dnfw + C, hcf + A
diagonal forward down heavy punch combo-ed into "Cloud Tosser", hcf + A

(NEW)
"Bug" Combo

- opponent in mid-air

Dnfw + C, slow QCF + A or missed QCF + A after dnfw + C, then DP + A.
dp + A will hit opponent thats laying on the ground.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCF x 2 + D, then HCF + C
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into
hcf x 2 + D, then hcf + C.

(DM)(HD)
Jump C/D, Stand C/D, HCF x 2 + B/D, HCF + B/D. DP + B/D
jump heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch or kick combo-ed into 
hcb x 2 + B, hcf + B/D, dp + B/D.

Note: Daimon's stand C/D can be replaced with chain combo Stand C/D, dnfw + C


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 (jefee98@mbox5.singnet.com.sg)
- 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


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16/05/1998