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Become the new challenger in the all-time classic THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 on iPhone and iPad!

Revisit this fighting gem, by playing one of its legendary (and sometimes hidden) teams, and behold the numerous endings the game has to offer!
Put an end to the evil Orochi's resurrection scheme, and finally settle the score between Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami!


■35 playable characters!
Play as SNK's iconic fighters such as Kyo Kusanagi and Terry Bogard, and try to master the infamous "New Face Team" or the "KOF '97 Special Team"!
The NEO GEO version's hidden characters are now available directly on the character select screen so you can easily crush your opponent using Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona!
Experience for the first time in the series the "Affinity System", and to select the members of your team according to their affinity, and enjoy their pre-match interactions!

■2 modes to improve the game's depth!
KOF '97 uses 2 differents gameplay modes: EXTRA and ADVANCED! Master the system that fits you the best and burn your rivals down!

Various jumps for different ways to bring the pain to your enemy! A must if you think offense is the best defense!
You can stock your Power gauges to enter in MAX mode or to unleash deadly Desperation Moves!
Depending on your characters' affinity, get extra Power gauges even after losing a round!

Use the Evade move wisely as you are being rushed and send your opponent flying!
Fill your Power gauge to automatically enter Power Max mode for a set amount of time!
As you are close to exhaustion, your health bar will turn red and blink, then you will be able to unleash your Desperation Moves to your heart's content, as long as you are the last one standing!

■A NEOGEO Perfect Port with added features!
You have the possibility to play the game as it was intended back in the days with 4 buttons, or you can enjoy the new control scheme using the 6 buttons settings and the simplified special move with the help of the SP button!

■Fight against your friends through Bluetooth Multiplayer mode!
Decide who's the real KING OF FIGHTERS by challenging your friends via Bluetooth Multiplayer!

What's New in Version 1.1

・Bugs fixed
・SP Button commands have been adjusted


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Customer Reviews

Kof 97

This game is hands down the best KOF game on the app store as of right now. I would give it a 5 star if it werent for the controls that are a little bit stiff at times, specially when you are trying to fallow up a combo with a special but man I'd still be killing it on my Iphone 4s. We need Orochi in the game aswell and if possible make this game an online player too. keep up the good work and release KOF 98 or 2002 that would be a dream come true. For those who complain about difficulty you guys must be rookies or not good at this game at all. my tip to all you is figure out how the computer works, when to pull off a moves to beat it and learn how to do combos fallowed by specials. Then you will be a true King of fighters. If you are a fan of the KOF series you must get this game. the newer KOF games are ok and a bit entertaining but this one just brings back memories and has a big roster. Clark, Iori, Blue Mary, Benimaru, Terry, Joe, Ralf and I Billy are my fav characters in this game. Please! realease a game this year.

Excellent port

This is an excellent port of the arcade classic King of Fighters '97. Touch controls are responsive enough, presentation is great, and an overall great experience. A lot of fans just want two things. First, a training mode. The controls are very different from King of Fighters 2012, so we need a training mode to get used to the controls and practice combos. Finally, come on SNK. If your going to release this game, then you HAVE to release King of Fighters 98 for the App Store. That is the most beloved game of the franchise, and fans would almost immediately buy it. That would be awesome, but focus first on making a training mode.

Just like old times

It looks great even if it's an old game, the controls are okay, it's fun choosing a team with a larger roster of fighters's still kind of hard even on the easiest mode. Sometimes the opponent would miraculously pull an all out attack just when I'm about to ko them. It's still a great game but the newer ones seem easier.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Feb 22, 2014
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 69.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Seller: SNK PLAYMORE
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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