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Basic Moves[edit]

Arcade-NeoGeo-A.png weak Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-APunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-B.png weak Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-BKick.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png strong Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-CPunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-D.png strong Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Heavy Attack
Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Taunt
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Charge Power Meter
(close)Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Throw or Grab
(close)Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Throw or Grab (except Choi Bounge)
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png Dash Forward
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png Backstep
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Backward Roll
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Forward Roll
(when thrown) Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Throw escape
while dizzy or in grab Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Team Assistance (a teammate must be undefeated and visible on screen)
Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Dodge (Goro and Clark only)
  • Desperation Moves can only be performed when Power Charge is MAXIMUM or Lifebar is flashing (20% or less).
  • When Power Charge is MAXIMUM and Lifebar is flashing (20% or less) a Desperation Moves becomes a Super Desperation Moves.
  • Arcade-Button-Punch.png indicates Arcade-Button-APunch.png or Arcade-Button-CPunch.png , Arcade-Button-Kick.png indicates Arcade-Button-BKick.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Hero Team[edit]

Kyo Kusanagi[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kyo.png
Name Input
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
707 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
202 Shiki Koto Tsuki You Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
75 Shiki Kai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png, then Arcade-Button-Kick.png (first Kick must connect)
114 Shiki Ara Kami Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
__128 Shiki Kono Kizu Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 114 Shiki Ara Kami
____127 Shiki Yano Sabi Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 114 Shiki Ara Kami or Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 128 Shiki Kono Kizu
______125 Shiki Nana Se Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 114 Shiki Ara Kami or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 127 Shiki Yano Sabi or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png after 128 Shiki Kono Kizu
______Ge Shiki Migiri Ugachi Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 114 Shiki Ara Kami or
Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 127 Shiki Yano Sabi
115 Shiki Doku Kami Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
__401 Shiki Tumi Yomi Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 115 Shiki Doku Kami
____402 Shiki Batu Yomi Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png after 401 Shiki Tumi Yomi
910 Shiki Nue Tumi (reversal attack) Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ura 108 Shiki Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold to delay attack)

Benimaru Nikaido[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Benimaru.png
Name Input
Spinning Knee Drop (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png
Rajin Ken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Benimaru Coleda (close)Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Iai Geri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Handou Sandan Geri Arcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+
Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+
Arcade-Button-Kick.png(after Iai Geri) or
Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Inazuma Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Shinkuu Katate Goma Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Raiko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Goro Daimon[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Daimon.png
Name Input
Jirai Shin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Fake Jirai Shin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Chou Ukemi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kumo Tsukami Nage (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png(use against airborne opponents)
Chou Oosoto Gari (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kiri Kabu Gaeshi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Tenshi Gaeshi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Fatal Fury Team[edit]

Terry Bogard[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Terry.png
Name Input
Power Wave Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Burn Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rising Tackle Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Crack Shoot Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Power Dunk Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Power Geyser
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Andy Bogard[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Andy.png
Name Input
Sho Ryu Dan Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hi Sho Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Ei Ken Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Gadankoh Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Zan Ei Ken)
Genei Shiranui Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Genei Shiranui Shimo Agito Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Genei Shiranui)
__Genei Shiranui Uwa Agito Arcade-Button-Kick.png (during Genei Shiranui)
Ku Ha Dan Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Geki Heki Hai Sui Sho (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Reppa Dan
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Joe Higashi[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Joe.png
Name Input
Baku Retsu Ken Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Baku Retsu Finish Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Baku Retsu Ken)
Hurricane Upper Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Slash Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ougon no Kakato Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tiger Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Screw Upper
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Art of Fighting Team[edit]

Ryo Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Ryo.png
Name Input
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Mou Ko Rai Jin Gou Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokuken Ryu Renbu Ken (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Robert Garcia[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Robert.png
Name Input
Ryuu Geki Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Ryuu Shin Kya Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kyokugen Ryu Ranbu Kyaku (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryu Ko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Yuri Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Yuri.png
Name Input
Tsubame Otoshi (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Ura Kuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(after Kuu Ga)
Hien Senpuu Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyaku Retsu Binta Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (Arcade-Button-APunch.png has to be done close)
Hien Senpuu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Rai Koh Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Hien Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

New Ikari Team[edit]

Leona Heidern[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Leona.png
Name Input
Heidern Inferno (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Balilc Launcher Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Moon Slasher Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Grand Sabre Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Gliding Buster Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png(after Grand Sabre)
X-Calibur Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
V Slasher
Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Ralf Jones[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Ralf.png
Name Input
Vulcan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gatling Attack Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyukoka Bakudan Punch Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Kyukoka Bakudan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ralf Kick Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Super Argentine Back Breaker (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Bari Bari Vulcan Punch
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Desperation Move
Umanori Vulcan Punch
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Clark Still[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Clark.png
Name Input
Death Lake Drive (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Vulcan Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Napalm Stretch Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(use against airborne opponents)
Rolling Cradler Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Frankensteiner Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Super Argentine Backbreaker (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
__Flashing Elbow Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(after any special Throw)
Desperation Move
Ultra Argentine Back Breaker
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Psycho Soldier Team[edit]

Athena Asamiya[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Athena.png
Name Input
Psychic Shoot (Air Throw) Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Psycho Ball Attack Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Phoenix Arrow Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Psycho Sword Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Psycho Teleport Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Psycho Reflector Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Shining Crystal Bit
Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
__Crystal Shoot
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Shining Crystal Bit)

Sie Kensou[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kensou.png
Name Input
Chou Kyuu Dan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Ren Ga Chi Ryuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ryuu Ren Ga Ten Ryuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Ryuu Gaku Sai Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ryuu Sou Geki Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Shin Ryuu Seiou Rekkyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Desperation Move
Shin Ryuu Tenbu Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Chin Gentsai[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Chin.png
Name Input
Suikan Kan Ou Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Chou Shuu Riku Gyo Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Suikan Kanho)
__Kaiten Teki Kuu Totsu Ken (connected) Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(during Suikan Kanho)
Hyoutan Geki Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Rin Hou Rai Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Bogetsu Sui Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Ryuu Ja Hanhou Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png(during Bugetsu Sui)
__Rigyo Hanhou Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png(during Bugetsu Sui)
Kaiten Teki Kuu Totsu Ken (unconnected) Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Gou Ran Enpou
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

New Women Fighters Team[edit]

Kasumi Todoh[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kasumi.png
Name Input
Kasane Ate Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shiro Yamado Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Messhin Mutho Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Sassho Inshuu Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Tatsumaki Souda (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Chou Kasane Ate
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (hold to delay attack)

Mai Shiranui[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Ka Cho Sen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu En Bu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

King[edit]

Portrait KOF96 King.png
Name Input
Surprise Rose Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Venom Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Double Strike Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Trap Shot Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Tornado Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Mirage Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Illusion dance
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Kim Team[edit]

Kim Kaphwan[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Kim.png
Name Input
Kuu Sa Jin Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Han Getsu Zan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ryuusei Raku Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Chang Koehan[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Chang.png
Name Input
Tekkyu Dai Kaiten Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tekkyu Funsai Geki Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tekkyu Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dai Hakai Nage (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Tekkyu Dai Bou Sou
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Choi Bounge[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Choi.png
Name Input
Kaiten Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tatsumaki Shipuu Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Senpuu Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou Kuu Retsu Zan Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
__Houkou Ten Kan any direction + any Button (during Senpuu Hi En Shitotsu or Hishou Kuu Retsu Zan)
Desperation Move
Shin! Chouzetsu Tatsumaki Shinkuu Zan
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Choi can not throw using Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Yagami Team[edit]

Iori Yagami[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Iori.png
Name Input
108 Shiki Yami Barai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
212 Shiki Koto Tsuki In Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
127 Aoi Hana Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(can be linked together up to 3 times)
Kuzu Kaze (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Kin 1201 Shiki Ya Otome
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mature[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Mature.png
Name Input
Death Row Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(can be linked together up to 3 times)
Despair Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Decider Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Metal Massacre Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Heaven's Gate
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Vice[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Vice.png
Name Input
Outrage/Ravenous Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Decider Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Gore Fest (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Negative Gain
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Boss Team[edit]

Geese Howard[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Geese.png
Name Input
Reppuken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Double Reppuken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Shippuu Ken Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hishou Nichirin Zan Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ja'ei Ken Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Atemi Nage/Atemi Uchi (counter move) Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png(use Arcade-Button-BKick.png to counter normal attacks and Arcade-Button-DKick.png for low attacks)
Desperation Move
Raging Storm
Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Wolfgang Krauser[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Krauser.png
Name Input
High Blitz Ball Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Low Blitz Ball Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Leg Tomohawk Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Lift Up Blow (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Kaiser Duel Sobat Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Kaiser Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Kaiser Wave
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mr. Big[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Big.png
Name Input
Drum Shot Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ground Blaster Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
California Romance Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Cross Diving Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Spinning Lancer Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Blaster Wave
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Bosses[edit]

Chizuru Kagura[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Chizuru.png
Name Input
100 Katso Tenjin no Kotowari Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ any Button
__212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti Ten Zui Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ any Button (during 212 Katsu Shinsoku no Noroti, must use same Button)
108 Katsu Tamayura no Shitsune Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ichimen Ikatsu San Rai no Fui Jin
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ichimen 85 Katsu Reigi no Ishizue
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Leopold Goenitz[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Goenitz.png
Name Input
Yonokaze Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ any Button
Hyouga Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Wanpyou Tokobuse Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Wanpyou Mametsu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Yamidoukoku
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation Move
Shinyaotome - Mizuchi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Desperation Move
Shinyaotome - Jissoukoku
(Only when lifebar is flashing and power is MAX)
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png