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The King of Fighters '97
Publisher: SNK
Developer:
Developer(s) of original games: SNK
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): NeoGeo
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (40 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Extended RAM Cartridge(1MB/4MB)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-3120G
Sega Saturn
JP (RAM Pack)
¥7,800 T-3121G



The King of Fighters '97 (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ’97) is an entry in SNK's The King of Fighters series. It is the fourth in the series, and follows The King of Fighters '96.

Like The King of Fighters '96, the game was released for the Sega Saturn though this version was exclusive to Japan. Like its prequel, the Saturn release was delayed, so much so that the game was not released until 1998. It requires a 1MB RAM cartridge for use, though unlike 96 it is also compatible with 4MB cartridges.

The King of Fighters '98 was not released on the Saturn (or for any Sega systems for that matter), however the series did return with the Sega Dreamcast release of The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999.

Production credits

Source: In-game creditsMedia:KOF97_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[1]
  • Producer: T・Nishiyama
  • Chief Director: Toyohisa.Tanabe
  • Sub Director: Haruo.Tomita, Tomoko, Namaan-Hiroto, T.Hosokawa, K."Yanya"Hikida
  • System Editor: K・Mac・Nagashima
  • Front Designer: 8Shiro-7Kase, C.Yamasaki, Wormhead Hagi, Mina Kawai, Shio Shio Shio, M.Asakura, Miho Uematsu, Akiko Yukawa, S.Yamamoto, Mitsuru Kawasaki, Hiroto Kittaka, T.I-no-u-e, 44Oka, Aska Tahara
  • Back Designer: Sahori, Pal Co.,Ltd., Manoru, Kusunoki, Takamori.Souzi, K, M.Yokoyama, Raishi, Kanamaru
  • Special Effect: T Shin, Mika Nishida, Isomura, ・・・・・・・M・・・・・・・・, Kohrin
  • Program: S.Fujinuki, Cyber.Kondo, Souta Ichino
  • Sound: Sha-V, Shimizm, Jojouha-Kitapy, Yamapy-1, Tate-Norio, Ackey, Kyo-Chan, Zoe, Marimo
  • Voice: Masahiro Nonaka, Monster Maetsuka, Masaki Usui, Satoshi Hashimoto, Keiichi Nanba, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Koichi Mantaro, Kaori Horie, Masae Yumi, Yoshinori Shima, Yukina Kurisu, Eiji Yano, Toshikazu Nishimura, Akiko Saito, Akoya Sogi, Harumi Ikoma, Hiroyuki Arita, Makoto Awane, Hazuki Nishikawa, Rio Ogata, Kouji Ishii, Atushi Yamanishi, Kunihiko Yasui, Takehito Koyasu, Tomoko Kojima
  • Adjuster: Kiyoshi Asai, Tubolin-Sawa, Nwo-Melon
  • Bug Checker: Anne, Y.Gushiken?, Sanpo, Y.Kabashima, Hanyao, Tomo Chan
  • Special Thanks to: Hiroyuki Kawano, Y・Inui, Team Galapagos, Kamio.Tomonori, H.Aoyama, Tohru.Nakanishi, (株)アスキー 週間ファミ通, (株)新声社 ゲーメスト, (株)芸文社 月刊ネオジオフリーク


  • SNK Consumer Staff: H.Miyakami, T.Hata, Y.Gushiken, Y.Kabashita
  • Yumekobo Staff: Shinichi Furuoka, Hidemitsu Hosono, Mitsuo Akaike, Kazutoshi Inoue, Masayuki Fukushima, Masato Hayashi, Daisuke Nakada, Masahiro Kohiyama, Hirotaka Inokuchi, Takehiro Okayasu, Takashi Awashima, Minoru Aritaka, Takayuki Katsuta, Yukiyoshi Asai, Hiroshi Udagawa, Satoshi Doiguchi, Manabu Suzuki, Takeshige Kojima
  • TUG Staff: T.Hayashi, Amo "Elen", M.Kurokawa, M.Horikoshi, Y.Suzuki
And All SNK Staff
  • Produced by: SNK

Track list


1. [data track] ({{{time}}})


2. CD Warning message (00:22)


3. 4th Fire (00:48)
From: Title


4. Winner (00:09)
From: Victory Demo


5. Order (00:26)
From: Player Select


6. H.C.C. (00:23)
From: Joining In Player Select


7. Japan (01:26)
From: Japan Stage


8. Bari (01:18)
From: Bari Stage


9. Korea (01:18)
From: Korea Stage


10. China (01:26)
From: China Stage


11. Monaco (01:21)
From: Monaco Stage


12. America (01:20)
From: America Stage


13. Esaka Forever (01:46)
From: Kyo Kusanagi


14. Cool Jam -Arasi no Saxophone 3- (01:50)
JP: Cool Jam -嵐のサキソフォン3-
From: Iori Yagami


15. Still Green (01:50)
From: Shingo Yabuki


16. Psycho Soldier Remix'97 (01:49)
JP: サイコソルジャーRemix'97
From: Athena Asamiya


17. Bloody (01:52)
From: NEW FACE Team


18. Kuri to Itumademo (01:50)
JP: クリといつまでも
From: Terry Bogard


19. C62 -Shirokuni- (01:50)
JP: C62 -シロクニ-
From: Ryuji Yamazaki


20. Blue Mary's Blues (01:50)
From: Blue Mary


21. London March (01:50)
From: Billy Kane


22. Contorol Crisis (01:47)
From: ? Stage


23. Rhythmic Hallucination (01:43)
From: ?? Stage


24. The Origin Of Mind (01:47)
From: ??? Stage


25. Kioku (00:32)
JP: 記憶
From: Demo 1-1


26. S.N.N.W (00:36)
From: Midway Demo


27. Subete ha Mezame no Tameni (01:41)
JP: 総テハ目覚メノ為ニ
From: Demo 2


28. Futari (01:14)
JP: ふたり
From: ???? Stage


29. Satella View (00:06)
From: Pre-Bout Demo


30. Episode X (00:37)
From: Ending 4-1


31. Crime And Punishment (00:54)
From: Ending 4-2


32. Last Fire (00:30)
From: Ending 4-3


33. Episode I (02:03)
From: Ending 1


34. Episode II (01:44)
From: Ending 2


35. Episode III (01:15)
From: Ending 2


36. Mu (00:42)
JP:
From: Demo 4


37. Kaigan (01:14)
JP: 開眼
From: Demo 3


38. Mirthless (02:20)
From: Staff Roll


39. Count Down (00:15)
From: Continue


40. Rhythmic Hallucination2 (01:14)
From: ?? Stage 2


41. The Origin Of Mind2 (01:12)
From: ??? Stage 2
Running time: 50:10

Magazine articles

Main article: The King of Fighters '97/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 №485, p35
80 №75, p84/85
91 №33, p64[2]
80 №1998-10, p192[3]
89 №, p9Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[4]
Sega Saturn
81
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, JP
KoF97 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgKoF97 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
TheKOF97 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
TheKOF97 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP (1MB RAM Pack)
KoF97 Saturn JP Box Back 1MB.jpgNospine-small.pngKoF97 Saturn JP Box Front 1MB.jpg
Cover

References

  1. File:KOF97_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  2. File:SSM_UK_33.pdf, page 64
  3. File:SSM_JP_19980403_1998-10.pdf, page 194
  4. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 11


The King of Fighters games for Sega systems / published by Sega
Sega Saturn
The King of Fighters '95 (1996) | The King of Fighters '96 (1996) | The King of Fighters '96 + '95: Gentei KOF Double Pack (1996) | The King of Fighters '97 (1998) | The King of Fighters Best Collection (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 (1999) | The King of Fighters: Evolution (2000) | The King of Fighters 2000 (2002) | The King of Fighters 2001 (2002) | The King of Fighters 2002 (2003)
Arcade
The King of Fighters Neowave (2004) | The King of Fighters XI (2005)
Sony PlayStation 4
The King of Fighters XIV (2016)