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This article is about The King of Fighters '97 (Game Boy). For the NES/Famicom game by Rex Soft, see The King of Fighters '97.

The King of Fighters '97 is a hack of The King of Fighters '96 (otherwise known as The King of Fighters: Heat of Battle) for the Game Boy, possibly released in 1998 by an unknown developer.

The game is notorious for adding almost every character from the Game Boy versions of The King of Fighter '95 into Heat of Battle, with the exceptions of Terry Bogard, Eiji Kisaragi, Mr. Karate, and Goenitz.

The King of Fighters '98[]

A hack of this hack, titled The King of Fighters '98 was also released, bringing back the missing characters, as well as changing the title screen.


  • Literally every character from both The King of Fighters games are playable, including both the playable and boss Chizuru Kagura.
  • Another thing carried over from The King of Fighters '95 is the misspelling of Heidern's name to "Jeidern", oddly Benimaru's name is mispelled "Benimary".
  • The game has Super Game Boy support, and adds a unique border that appears when the game boots up.