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This page only contains the secret characters and alternative character versions of KOF '98. The movelists for the normal characters can be found here.

Basic Moves[edit]

Both Modes

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-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png (when landing) Down Evade
(close)Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png Throw / Grab
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, click here for more information)
Arcade-Button-Start.png Taunt
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png Dash Forward
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png Backstep

Advanced Mode

Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Forward Emergency Evade
Arcade-Stick-Left.png+Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png BAckward Emergency Evade
(block)Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Guard Cancel Emergency Evade (consumes 1 POW Bar)
(block)Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Guard Reversal (consumes 1 POW Bar)
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png (when thrown) Throw Escape
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Activate POWer Gauge (consumes 1 POW Bar)
tap Arcade-Stick-Down.png, then Arcade-Stick-Up.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png Big Jump
  • the first Character can accumulate 3 POW Bars, the second 4 and the third up to 5 POW Bars
  • Performing a Desperation Move consumes one POW Bar
  • activating the POWer Gauge will increase inflicted damage
  • activating POWer Gauge will turn any Desperation Move into a Super Desperation Move

Extra Mode

Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Attack Evade
any Button (during Attack Evade) __Counter Attack
(block)Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Guard Cancel Emergency Evade (decreases POW Gauge)
(block)Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Guard Reversal (decreases POW Gauge)
(hold)Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Power Build
hold Arcade-Stick-Down.png, thenArcade-Stick-Up.png Big Jump
  • When POWer Gauge is full, inflicted damage is increased
  • Desperation Moves can be performed when lifebar is flashing (20% or less) or when POWer Gaugeis full.
  • When Lifebar is flashing (20% or less) and POWer Gauge is full, any Desperation Move becomes a Super Desperation Move
  • If both players are in Extra Mode, taunting will lower opponents POWer Gauge


Orochi Team[edit]

Orochi Yashiro[edit]

Portrait KOF98 OrochiYashiro.png
Name Input
Saku Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Bu Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kujiku Daichi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Niragu Daichi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Odoru Daichi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Musebu Daichi (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Hoeru Daichi
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(hold to power up)
Desperation Move
Araburu Daichi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Ankoku Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi
(close)Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Orochi Shermie[edit]

Portrait KOF98 OrochiShermie.png
Name Input
Kourai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Mugetsu no Raiun Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ any button
Yatanagi no Muchi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shajitsu no Odori Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Raijin no Tsue Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Ankoku Raiko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Shukumei, Genei, Shinshi
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Orochi Chris[edit]

Portrait KOF98 OrochiChris.png
Name Input
Muyou no Ono Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Jukei no Oni Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Setsudan no Koto Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Taiyou o Iru Honoo Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kagami o Hofuru Honoo Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tsuki o Tsumu Honoo Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shishi o Kamu Honoo (close)Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Daichi o Harau Gouka
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ankoku Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

KoF '94 Art of Fighting Team[edit]

'94 Ryo Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Ryo94.png
Name Input
Hyochuu Wari Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ko Hou Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Zan Retsu Ken Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Haoh Shokoh Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryuuko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

'94 Robert Garcia[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Robert94.png
Name Input
Ryuu Han Shuu Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kou Ryuu Go Kya Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Ryuu Geki Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuu Ga Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Genei Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Shippu Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hien Ryuu Jin Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Hoah Shoko Ken
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Ryuuko Ranbu
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

'94 Yuri Sakazaki[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Yuri94.png
Name Input
Tsubame Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png) (Air Throw)
En Yuku Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Ko Ou Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rai Koh Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Sai Ha Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hyaku Retsu Binta Arcade-Stick-Hcb.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
Desperation Move
Mekki Zan Kuu Ga
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Alternate Character Versions[edit]

Omega Rugal[edit]

Portrait KOF98 OmegaRugal.png
Name Input
Double Tomahawk Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Gravity Smash Arcade-Modifier-(Air).pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dark Barrier Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dark Genocide Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Vanishing Rush Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Gigatech Pressure
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Destruction Omega
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Rugal Execution
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

'95 Kyo Kusanagi[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Kyo95.png
Name Input
Ge Shiki Gou Fu You Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Ge shiki Naraku Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
88 Shiki Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
108 Shiki Yami Barai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
100 Shiki Oni Yaki Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
101 Shiki Oboro Guruma 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
Desperation Move
Ura 108 Shiki Orochi Nagi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

'94 Joe Higashi[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Joe94.png
Name Input
Low Kick Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Slide Kick Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Hurricane Upper Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Baku Retsu Ken Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Baku Retsu Finish Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during Baku Restu Ken)
Tiger Kick Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Slash Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Screw Upper
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Terry Bogard (Real Bout Fatal Fury 2)[edit]

Portrait KOF98 TerryRB.png
Name Input
Back Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Rising Upper Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Power Wave Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Fire Kick Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Burn Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Crack Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Rising Tackle Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Power Geyser
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Andy Bogard (Real Bout Fatal Fury 2)[edit]

Portrait KOF98 AndyRB.png
Name Input
Jou Agito Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Age Omote Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.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
__Ga Dan Kou Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png (during Zan Ei Ken)
Sho Ryu Dan Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ku Ha Dan Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Reppa Dan
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Dan Da Dan
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mai Shiranui (Real Bout Fatal Fury 2)[edit]

Portrait KOF98 MaiRB.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)
Benitsuru no Mai Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kuro Tsubame no Mai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Daiwa Fuusha Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Kachosen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuenbu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Sachiyo Dori Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Hana Arashi
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Billy Kane (Real Bout Fatal Fury 2)[edit]

Portrait KOF98 BillyRB.png
Name Input
Dai Kaiten Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Boukou Tobi Geri Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Senpu Kon Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Shuuten Ren Ha Kon Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
San Setsu Kon Chu Dan Uchi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
__Kaen San Setsu Kon Chu Dan Tsuki Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png(during San Setsu Kon Chu Dan Tsuki)
Suzume Otoshi Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kyou Shuu Hishou Kon Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Kaen Senpu Kon
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Salamander Stream
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png