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The King of Fighters '97 (Neo Geo)

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Title Screen

The King of Fighters '97

Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Platform: Neo Geo
Released in JP: September 25, 1997
Released in US: September 25, 1997

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

To do:
Is that a bit of Morse code in the Orochi Team's stage theme?
To do:
Document Mary's unused intro animation which includes a motorcycle object.
Careful, you'll lose an eye.
This page or section needs more images.
There's a whole lotta words here, but not enough pictures. Please fix this.

It came to the end in 97.

Orochi's Unused Graphics

To do:
Add Orochi's super bar charge animation in Extra mode.

Orochi has unused graphics that would come to be used in the PS1 version, where he is playable. To see them in-game, enable him by changing address 10A84B (for P1) or 10A84C (for P2) to 1E; he will not appear in the player select screen, but the first character you select will be changed to him.

Battle queue portrait. Since he is a single character in the boss fight, this is not seen in the normal game.

Win screen portrait when he is the team member who wins the match. Since the CPU does not use win screens, this is not seen in the normal game.

Win screen portrait when he is not the team member who wins the match. Also shown in the player select screen (PS1 only) and in the post-credits "All Clear" screen.

Regional Differences

Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!
Notes: Images of complete endings are linked on the talk page.

Playing the game in Japanese will allow you to access three special promotional endings, all for Japanese magazines, by clearing the game with certain teams:


Terry, Mary, and Joe - Gamest magazine ending.

  • Yamazaki, Chang, and Choi - Weekly Famitsu magazine ending.
  • Billy, Kyo, and Mai - Neo-Geo Freak magazine ending.