King of Fighters 97
Fatal Fury 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

Terry Bogard

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:
Fw + A, dnfw + C

Chain combos:
Dn + B x 3
Dn + A x 4
Dn + B x 2, dn + A, dnfw + C
Dn A x 3, dnfw + C
stand B, dn + A x 2, dnfw + C
stand B, dn + B, dn + A, dnfw + C
Jump C/D, dn + B, dn + A, dnfw + C
Jump C/D, stand C(2hits), fw + A(2hits)
Jump C/D, stand C(2hits), dnfw + C
Jump C/D, dn + C, fw + A
Jump C/D, dn + C, dnfw + C
Jump C/D, stand D, fw + A
Jump C/D, stand D, dwnfw + C
**Jump C/D, dn D, fw + A
**Jump C/D, dn D, dnfw + C



General Combos

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCF + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Wave", qcf + A. C version of powerwave don't combo.

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCB + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into " Brun Knuckle", qcb + A. C version burn knuckle don't combo.

Jump C/D, Stand C, QCB + B/D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Crack Shoot", qcb + B/D

Jump C/D, Stand C, DP + A/C
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Rising Tackle", uppercut motion + A/C

Jump C/D, Stand C, DP + B/D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Dunk", uppercut motion + B/D

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, QCF + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then before opponent lands, do an A version of

the power wave.

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, QCB + B
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then before opponent lands, do a B version 
"crack shoot", qcb + B.

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, QCB + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then before opponent lands, do an A 
version "burn knuckle", qcb + A

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, HCF + D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then before opponent lands, do a D 
version "power charge", hcf + D

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, DP + B/D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then before opponent lands, do a 
"Powerdunk", uppercut motion + B/D.

Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, DP + A/C
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then before opponent lands, do a "Rising 
tackle". uppercut motion + A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C,"Power Geyser" (QCB, QCF + A)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Powergeyser", qcb, qcf + A,

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C, "High Angle Geyser"(QCF x 2 + K)
jump in with heavy punch or kick then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "High Angle Geyser", qcf x 2 + K.

(DM)
Jump C/D, dwn A x 3, "High Angle Geyser"(QCF x 2 + K)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then down light punch x 3, combo-ed into 
"High Angle Geyser", qcf x 2 + K.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, "Power Geyser" (QCB, QCF + A)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then execute a "Powergeyser" , qcb, qcf + 
A, before the opponent lands.

(DM)(XX)(C)
Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, DP + A/C, "Power Geyser" (QCB, QCF + A)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then combo-ed into "rising tackle", uppercut 
motion + A and then execute a "Powergeyser" , qcb, qcf + A, before the 
opponent lands. 

NOTE: the rising tackle is combo-ed off powercharge....not wait till opponent 
about to land. And also, the power geyser is done with the A versions along 
with the rising tackle.

Note: ONLY WORKS ON BILLY KANE

(DM)(XX)(C)
Jump C/D, Stand C, HCF + B/D, DP + A/C, " High Angle Geyser" ( QCF x 2 + B/D)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing heavy punch(2 hits) combo-ed 
into "Power Charge", hcf + B/D, then combo-ed into "rising tackle", uppercut 
motion + A and then execute a "High Angle Geyser", (QCF x 2 + B/D), before the
opponent lands but you need to time this correctly and it is to be done in the
corner only.
NOTE:the rising tackle is combo-ed off powercharge....not wait till opponent 
about to land.

Note: ONLY WORKS ON BILLY KANE

(DM)(XX)(C)
Jump C/D, stand C(2-hits), HCF + K, QCB + B then ***
jumping heavy punch or kick, standing heavy punch combo-ed into "power 
charge", hcf + K, then execute, "crack shoot", qcb + B, then into either

i)"crack shoot", qcb + K
ii)"rising tackle", uppercut motion + P
iv)"High Angle geyser", qcf, qcf + K
Note:timing is crucial, the first qcb + B must hit the opponent at the lowest 
mid-air point then the rest can connect.

Terry Infinite Combo:

(INF)(HD)(DM)(XX)
Conditions:
- ANYWHERE in the screen
- player no need to be so accurate

HCF + B, dn + C , HCF + B, dn + C, HCF + B....repeat
"powercharge", hcf + B, then as soon as Terry can move again(same timing as 
Powercharge into PowerGeyser) do crouching heavy punch cancel into another 
"Powercharge"..then repeat 

Note:same principle as Kyo's infinite, the down C is cancelled into another 
"powercharge", hcf + B.Ths down C cannot hit the opponent and also in place 
for down C, down A can also be used.Timing not as crucial as Kyo's infinite. 
After about 7 "powecharges", the opponent will dizzy.

(NEW)(INF)(MAX)(C)
- While MAX-ed only
HCF + B, QCB + B, QCB + B, QCB + B...
Execute "powercharge", hcf + B, then wait till opponent about to fall, juggle
With qcb + B all the way, needs some timing.

(INF)(C)(HD)
Terry's BUG vs Billy Kane
HCF + B, then QCB + B all the way, no need any timing at all.
A bug infinite combo for Terry againts Billy.

Note:the standing C(2 hits) can also be replaced with

1. standing D  
2. stand C(2hits) fw + A  
3. stand C(1 hit) fw + A  
4. stand D dnfw + C  
5. dn + C dnfw + C

Andy Bogard

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:
Fw + B(overhead)

Chain combos:
Dn + A x 2
*Jump C/D, dn + A x 2, fw + B
*Jump C/D, stand C(2 hits), fw + B
*Jump C/D, dwn + C, fw + B
**Jump C/D, dwn D, fw + B


General Combos:

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, dwn bk, fw + A/C, QCF + A/C
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Zaineken", store diagonally down, foward + A/C then execute 
"Zaineken finisher", qcf + A/C.

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, DP + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Shoryudan", uppercut motion + A. C version uppecut ill leave 
you open for combos from your opponent.

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + B/D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Kuhadan", hcf + B/D

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, QCB + A/C
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Hishoken", qcb + A/C

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + C
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Dam Breaker", near, hcf + C

(C)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + C, then ***
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Dam Breaker", near, hcf + C then do either
i)hcf + B/D
ii)uppercut + A/C
iii)jump up C/D/CD
iv)fw + B

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + C, "Chorehadan"(QCB, QCF + B/D)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into  "Dam Breaker", near, hcf + C, then execute the "Chorehadan" DM,
qcb, qcf + B/D.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Crouch C, QCF x 2 + P
Jump in heavy punch or kick, then crouching heavy punch combo-ed into "Super 
Hishoken" qcf  x 2 + P


(C)(XX)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + C, QCF,upfw + B, tap B, DP + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Dam Breaker", near, hcf + C, then execute Andy's air-diving 
kick, qcf, upfw + B, B, then once Andy recovers, execute his uppercut + A/C. 

Note: the air-diving kick is the move where Andy 
dives down from the air then executes his overhead command attack as he 
reaches the ground.

Joe Higashi

Chain Combos:
Command attacks:
Fw + B, dnfw + B

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

General Combos:

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + A/C
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Hurricane Upper", hcf + A/C

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, DP + B
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "Tiger Kick", upper motion + B 

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, HCF + B/D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "slash kick", hcf + B/D.

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, QCB + B/D
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "golden heel", qcb + B/D. NOTE: tall/big  characters only

Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, rapid A/C, QCF + A
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into " TNT punch" , then qcf + A.

(DM)
Jump C/D, dwn B x 2, dwn A, "Screw Upper"(QCF x 2 + A/C)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then down light kick twice, down light 
punch, combo-ed into "screw upper", qcf x 2 + A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, dwn B x 2, dwn A,  "Hurricane Tiger Heel"(QCF, QCB + A/C)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then down light kick twice, down light 
punch, combo-ed into "hurricane tiger heel", qcf, qcb + A/C

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, "Screw Upper"(QCF x 2 + A/C)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching  heavy punch 
combo-ed into "screw upper", qcf x 2 + A/C.

(DM)
Jump C/D, Stand/Crouch C, "Hurricane Tiger Heel"(QCF, QCB + A/C)
jump in with heavy punch or kick, then standing or crouching heavy punch 
combo-ed into "hurricane tiger heel", qcf, qcb + A/C


(DM)(C)
Stand C, HCF + A, Crouch C, fw + B, then ***
Standing close heavy punch combo-ed into "Hurricane upper", hcf + A, then 
crouching heavy punch chained into forward light kick combo-d into either;
i)QCF, QCB + P
ii)HCF + B
iii)QCB + B then QCF, QCB + P(tall characters only)

QCB + B, QCF, QCB + P
"Tiger heel", qcb + B combo-ed into "Hurricane Tiger Heel", qcf, qcb + P


(MID)
QCB + B/D, HCF + B
while opponent in mid-air, do "tiger heel" qcb + B/D then execute "Slash 
Kick", hcf + B

(NEW)(DM)(MAX)(C)
Jump D, stand C, fw + B, hcf + B, qcb, qcf + A/C
Jumping heavy kick, standing heavy punch chain-ed into forward light kick 
combo-ed into hcf + B, then juggle with qcb,qcf + A/C

Joe's infinite:

(MID)(INF)(HD)
Conditions:
- to be lauched in mid air
Launchers:

QCF x 2 + P from a distance such that the first few hits of the DM must not 
hit the opponent first.

- Opponent in mid air.
when opponent launched in mid air, or already in mid-air, repeat Joe's qcb + B
till opponent dizzies.

Note:Joe's stand/crouch C can be replaced with  stand/crouch C, fw + 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


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05/03/1998