The King of Fighters '97 (1997)

3.84 from 12 votes
The fourth installment in SNK's tag-team fighting game series, bringing the "Orochi Saga" to its climax. It's known for introducing the short-lived "Command Mode" system, allowing players to choose from two distinct playstyles.
First released
Jul 28, 1997
Aliases
kof97
Franchises
The King of Fighters, ACA NeoGeo
Developed by
SNK
Published by
SNK, HAMSTER Corporation, Limited Run Games
Platforms
PlayStation 2, PlayStation, Neo Geo, Saturn, Neo Geo CD, Arcade, PC, Android, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Network (Vita), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Fighting
Themes
Martial Arts
Rating
ESRB: T
Releases
  • ANDR - The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • ARC - The King of Fighters '97 Japan
  • IPAD - The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • IPHN - The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • NEO - The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • NEO - The King of Fighters '97 Japan
  • NGCD - The King of Fighters '97 Japan
  • NGCD - The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • NSW - ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • PS1 - The King of Fighters '97 Japan
  • PS1 - The King of Fighters '97 (PlayStation the Best) Japan
  • PS1 - The King of Fighters '97 (PSOne Books) Japan
  • PS4 - The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match United States
  • PS4 - ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '97 United States
  • PSNV - The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match United States
  • SAT - The King of Fighters '97 Japan
  • VITA - The King of Fighters '97: Global Match United States
  • XONE - ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters '97 United States

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King of Fighters 97 Global Match is the worst version
Game: The King Of Fighters '97 Global Match
Genre: Fighting
Developer: SNK CORPORATION/Code Mystics
Publisher: SNK CORPORATION
System: Steam (PC)
Year of Release: 2018
Length of Playthrough: 6 Hours

Total Score: 72/100
Value Score: 7.2/10


• Story: 5/10
• Characters: 7/10
• GamePlay: 7/10
• Graphics: 7/10
• Sound: 8/10
• Music: 8/10
• Length: 5/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 7/10

Pros
+Unique endings for each team and more endings for old pair ups from previous games
+Online MP
+35 characters plus 6 which were formerly exclusive to the NEOGEO version.
+Gallery Mode and the ability to change the menu BGM

Cons
-No Training mode
-Must go into settings to go to full screen each time
-No playable Orochi
-No remix tracks
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