----------------------Begin Document----------------- Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 06:00:32 -0800 (PST) From: Jim Tamangan King of Fighters Kyo FAQ v0.1 System PlayStation By Jim Tamangan (ryo79@yahoo.com) ____________ aaaaaaaaaaaa iiiiiiiiiiii HHHHHHHHHHHH OK then as usual try to view this guide in the a font that will line up the above block in a nice orderly fashion e.g. Courier, DOS Text (That is a square)!!! Disclaimer!!! Blah Blah Blah, please do not use this Guide for profit purposes!! Me don't mind what u do to it (Toilet paper, door stop, etc) as long as u ask me for permission first!! Oh and if u use it on your site, please give credit where Credit is due!!! Domo Arigato Gozaimashite!!! :) About the game!!! As u may have guessed, King of Fighters Kyo is not your standard run- of-the-mill Beat em up!!! OH NO NO NO, this is a RPG game YES YOU HEARD...a R...P...G!!!! It bases around 11 months after the KoF '96 Tournament and soon the KoF '97 will be here! The game focuses on that final month and indeed the actual tournament itself!!! Kyo must solve his own personal problems, also get himself some partners for the Tournament (U don't have to pick Goro and Benimaru), and also help his friends!!! About the Author OK, my name is Jim Tamangan, I only recently started writing game guides. My last guide was to the RPG Azure Dreams which can be found in Gamefaqs (www.gamefaqs.com). My Japanese is very very poor, (Then again so is my English) so do not expect me to know the names of every and everything. I welcome all the corrections u tend to throw at me! I write this as I know there are ppl all over the place that will, like me have bought this game, and unlike me, have no idea how to read at least some Japanese! So this is really for them! Have fun with this I hope it helps!!!! One more thing, this was written by my experiences with the game. I may have missed some things out or most likely got the story completely wrong. So again I ask u to forgive me for this and correct me where I am wrong. Contents 1. Main Characters 1.1 Kyo 1.2 Iori 1.3 Shingo 1.4 Yuki 1.5 Saishu 1.6 Sendo Siblings 1.7 Souji and Aoi 2. Other Characters 2.1 In Japan 2.1.1 Osaka 2.1.2 Tokyo 2.2 In America 2.2.1 South Town 2.2.2 California 2.2.3 Mexico 2.3 In Asia 2.3.1 China 2.3.2 Korea 3. Controls 3.1 Map controls 3.2 Chatting 3.3 Battle Controls 4. Places 4.1 Japan 4.1.1 Osaka 4.1.2 Tokyo 4.2 America 4.2.1 South Town 4.2.2 California 4.2.3 Mexico 4.3 Asia 4.3.1 China 4.3.2 Korea 4.4 How to Travel 5. The WalkThrough 5.1 The beginning 5.2 The Souji Thing 5.3 The Disease Thing 5.4 The Yuki Thing 5.5 General Hints 6. How to get them In Osaka In Tokyo In South Town In California In Mexico In China In Korea 7. Iori things explained 8. Battle system explained 9. Miscellaneous stuff !!!! 1 Main Characters !!!! 1.1 Kyo Kusanagi- You!! The Champion of the last three tournaments and the successor to the Kusanagi clan. This game focuses on him and his progress for the next tournament!! 1.2 Iori Yagami- Your Rival/Nemesis/Enemy/Thorn-in-the-side etc. From the Yagami Clan, Iori has a hatred for Kyo like no other. With tainted Blood due to the Orochi pact made He has the tendency to go "MAD" 1.3 Shingo Yabuki- Kyo's Student, and at times shadow, he will not actually fight during the game except when u first meet him and if u pick him for the tournament! He "reminds".. no hints at what u should be doing in the game! 1.4 Yuki- Kyo's girlfriend nuff said!!!! 1.5 Saishu and Shizuka Kusanagi- Kyo's father, current head of the Kusanagi clan (What's left of it)!! Shizuka is Kyo's mum. Found in the Kusanagi house in Osaka 1.6 Sendo Siblings- The most annoying "clan" (sic) in the game! These 3-2 Brothers(Kyoji, Syoti) and a Sister (Junko) pester u for the invitation for the KoF '97 Tournament but for what reason? They wonder throughout Osaka! 1.7 Souji Kusanagi and Aoi Kusanagi- Siblings, and your cousins. Souji was learning the art of Kusanagi no Ken when he quit! Aoi blames you for his quitting and she has learned to use the Yagami Purple flames of the Orochi-how? Souji has a house in Tokyo, Aoi is found elsewhere !!!! 2 Other Characters !!!! 2.1 In Japan 2.1.1 Osaka Goro Daimon- Found in the University teaching Judo Benimaru Nikaido- Found on the Bridge Athena Asamiya- Found in the Park/Playground/School Sie Kensou- As Athena and also the Games Zone Chris and Shermie Around Tokyo 2.1.2 Tokyo Mai Shiranui- Found in her house or the Temple Kagura Chizuru- found in the Temple 2.2 In America 2.2.1 South Town Billy Kane- First found in Slums then he wonders Mr Big- first found in Slums then the Warehouse Terry Bogard- Usually found in Downtown or the Basket ball court Andy Bogard- The Graveyard and after a while Mai's house 2.2.2 California King- Her Bar Blue Mary- Main Street (after 1900hrs only) Ikari Team- The Hospital, The Beach and The Bar (U will find one of them all over the place) Geese Howard- The Medicine Centre 2.2.3 Mexico Takuma Sakazaki- Sakazaki House Ryo Sakazaki- Sakazaki House, Sakazaki Dojo, Asia Yuri Sakazaki- Cafe, Sakazaki Dojo, Asia 2.3 In Asia 2.3.1 China Robert Garcia- Garcia Building Chin Gentsai- Chin's House 2.3.2 Korea Joe Higashi- Joe's campsite Kim Team- Kim's dojo and the Avenue 2.4 Others Yamazaki and Yashiro wonder the whole damn world Lei Ling is found in Chin's house !!!! 3 Controls !!!! 3.1 Map Controls: Circle = Select place to go X = Nothing R1/R2 = Jumps back and forth places on Map Start = Go to Save Game Screen Select = Go to Status Screen 3.2 Chatting Controls: Circle = Speed text quickly/ Make selections X = Displays Text at once 3.3 Battle Controls: R1/R2 =Step Right 1 or 2 steps L1/L2 =Step left 1 or 2 steps Up =Dodge Back =Guard Down =POW Charge Circle =Display Kick moves* X =Display Punch moves* Square =Display Combo moves* Triangle =Display DM moves* Start =Cancel selections Select =Remove menu NB moves with a * will display a new menu where further selections must be made!!! !!!! 4 Places!!!! 4.1 Japan: 4.1.1 Osaka: Kusanagi house Play Ground Bridge Riding House (a club) School Game Zone University School Back Streets Hospital Highway in the Mountains Train Station 4.1.2 Tokyo: Mai Shiraniu's House Souji Kusanagi's House Temple Station Airport 4.2 America: 4.2.1 South Town: Slums warehouse Downtown Graveyard Basketball court Airport 4.2.2 California: King's bar Main Street Hospital Game Zone Beach Medicine Centre Airport 4.2.3 Mexico: Sakazaki House Sakazaki Dojo Cafe Airport 4.3 Asia: 4.3.1 China: Garcia Building Slums Chin's House Mountains Rich mans house Train Station Airport 4.3.2 Korea: Kim's Dojo The Avenue Joe Higashi's Campsite Train Station 4.4 How to Travel Usually Train stations will always be accessible in the game (Trains run between Osaka-Tokyo, and Korea and China) But sometimes u will not be able to use the trains if u have something important to do in the area (e.g. when looking for Aoi). Airports become accessible when u have a reason to travel (e.g. when u have to find partners for the Tournament)! And like the Trains u will not be able to use them if u have something important to do in the area! Also note that each journey will take about 2.5 hours. !!!! 5 WalkThrough!!!! 5.1 The Beginning The game begins raining in the night with Iori and Kyo in the park. Again about to fight, as I can make out this about Iori questioning Kyo's reason to fight. Then Iori suffers from a "Riot" He leaves Kyo (presumably beaten). The New Face Team are then seen watching from a distance. And Chizuru is watching through her mirror. Here the game really starts!!! The next day Kyo is sleeping again is school. A shadow looms and says "ORA!! Either u come here just to sleep" it is Yuki! (well only she can say that and probably come away unscratched). They chat to each other when another person comes and introduces himself (KUSANAGI SAN!!!- b prepared to here this all over the place) it is Yabuki Shingo, he wishes to challenge u. After the fight (win or lose) Shingo will ask u to take him as your student!!! Kyo accepts him. As the 3 of u are about to leave the school u r greeted by the Sendo siblings. They know u r the King Of Fighters champion therefore u have an automatic invite to the next Tournament. They want your invitation, unfortunately Kyo misunderstands them and thinks that they are asking for a "party" invitation. You will fight with Kyoji (who happens to have the moves of Ryo Sakazaki- but not the DMs thankfully!!) Beat his ass and send them packing!!! Kyo leaves and wonders to the park and playground. Here U find Yamazaki and Yashiro trying to intimidate Iori (YEAH RIGHT!!!!) Kyo spots this and warns them that Iori is more dangerous then they think. They dismiss this then, nicely timed, Iori Riots again!!! Yamazaki and Yashiro beat a hasty retreat!! Go home and Saishu and Shizuka greet u. Kyo is told by Saishu that this invitation is to the Kof '97 tournament and is only a month (OK 31 days)away! Both of u go to the Dojo and Saishu will fight u to see if u have got what it takes (Note u will keep fighting Saishu until u win) 5.2 The Souji thing Kyo will be told by Saishu to visit his Cousin Souji-san in Tokyo and deliver a letter! When u get to the Station Shingo will ask who Souji Kusanagi is, Kyo tells him that Souji also studied Kusanagi no Ken until one day he just quit! Shingo persuades Kyo to open the letter and they find a picture of a man RIOTING!!!! Souji is happy in Tokyo. He has a wife, a kid and his sister Aoi lives with them!!! Kyo is troubled by what Souji says and after fighting with him (friendly of course) returns to Saishu to question him! Saishu says u should direct your questions to Souji. So Kyo returns to Tokyo but not b4 Yuki and Athena see you and tell u to bring them to Tokyo (note how u answer will affect your friendship with Athena slightly) and again talks to Souji. Souji admits that the man is the photo is actually him. He went through a Riot one day and it has scared him that he may actually Riot again and hurt ppl close to him! He then tells Kyo that Saishu has even gone through a Riot b4! Kyo thinks that maybe the Kusanagi clan may have a similar curse to the of Yagami's! Kyo goes home and Saishu tells him it is true and asks if Kyo is willing to chance the possibility that he may Riot as well! Kyo is willing to take that Chance!!! After some wondering Kyo comes home and finds that Souji has called and said that Aoi is missing for some time now! Kyo calls Souji back for some more information! Aoi believes it is actually Kyo's fault for Souji not learning Kusanagi no Ken anymore! Kyo agrees to look for here and finds her at the Highway to the mountains! Aoi has a right go at Kyo and challenges him to a fight, then Kyo spots that Aoi is casting PURPLE flame (Yagami style). He questions how and who she learned that from by b4 he gets any answers the Sendo's jump in again for a fight (Kyoji again- I think) After the fight Aoi is gone!! Kyo goes to the Train Station to go to Tokyo to see Souji but Souji is already at Osaka Train Station. Souji asks that Kyo looks in Tokyo for her and he will look in Osaka! After looking in Tokyo, Kyo returns to Tokyo Station where he meets Iori, they battle, and afterwards Kyo questions Iori if he taught Aoi the use of Purple flame. Yagami is a bit shocked but tells Kyo he will never teach anyone the skills of Purple flames! Kyo goes home and tells his dad about the state of affairs! Since there is nothing in Osaka, Kyo goes to Tokyo again to look. When he gets to the Temple he finds that Chizuru is having some problems, namely Yashiro and Yamazaki! Kyo helps her to fight them. Afterwards Chizuru asks that u bring Iori to speak to her- Kyo is quite dubious as since has Iori done anything for Kyo! Back in Osaka, Kyo tells Saishu about what happens and Saishu tells Kyo about the 660 year old something or other (hey sorry I said my Jap was poor). Kyo then finds Iori in the park and by use excessive force (yep u fight) persuades Iori to go with him to see Chizuru! Chizuru will now reveal the legend of Yamato no Orochi and how he was defeated by three ppl. Kusanagi, Yasakani, and one other. She also reveals the Yasakami became Yagami after making a pact with Orochi! It is about know that Iori has another Riot so stopping Chizuru continuing! Kyo decides to visit Mai and she tells him that she cam read the old scrolls to see if anything can help! They find out that the last person was known as Yata, and after brain racking they find out that the successor to Yata is non other than Chizuru! Kyo and Mai go and visit Chizuru and she admits that she is Yata! Now she finishes the story and they talk (????) to the flames of Kusanagi and Yasakani! Kyo finds out that Kusanagi also have a curse by Orochi which will explain their Riots. B4 leaving Kyo drops by Souji's and tells him that he should carry on learning Kusanagi no Ken to battle his inner demons! Back in Osaka, after some wondering about, u will run into Yuki (either in the School, Playground, or Park). She will ask u to take her on a date, particularly to Shermie's fashion show! Here Kyo notices that Aoi is with then Sendo's backstage! Kyo tries to reach Aoi but the Sendo's block his way! Shingo tries to muscle in and pays for it! Kyo then fights one of the Sendo's. Afterwards Shermie admits to being the one that taught Aoi Purple Flame skills! Kyo wants more answers but gives up to take Shingo to hospital! At the Hospital Kyo sees Shingo and then a young boy in a wheelchair recognises Kyo and tells him that he is a fan. Kyo promises the boy he will visit tomorrow as visiting hours are now over! The next day Kyo finds Yuki at the Playground and they both go to see Shingo and the kid in the Hospital! They chat to Shingo and then they visit the boy. He is happy that they came! Kyo then finds out that he is they younger brother of the 3 Sendo's! They tell him that they wanted the invitation so that their little bro could see them fight!!! They request that Kyo doesn't tell him and in exchange they give Kyo their information about Aoi! Kyo finds Aoi again at the Highway and she realises her error! The agree to go to Souji's house but they find him already in Osaka Station. They all go to Kyo's house and chat!!! Shingo tells Kyo that Terry has actually has invited Kyo to America and that Kyo should also start looking for partners! N.B The Souji thing should really take no more then 9 days max. 5.3 The Disease thing Kyo takes the plane from Tokyo airport to California in America. In Main Street Kyo finds Terry on his Motorcycle. After some chatting Terry suggests a Friendly match between Kyo and himself! After the fight Terry tells Kyo that he is going over to South Town to see his Dad's grave. When they both reach there Andy is spotted by Terry. The four of them (remember Shingo is there) chat some more until Shingo suggest lunch! Now Terry and Andy have differing tastes in food. Terry being more American would prefer fast food (such as his HAN BAH GA), while Andy being more "cultural" wants Spaghetti. Kyo has to decide who he eats with- (Note Kyo's decision will have a slight effect on either Terry's or Andy's friendship level). After lunch Kyo and whichever Bogard he was with must find the other! Andy is found Downtown while Terry is found in the Fast Food Restaurant! Also either Yashiro or Yamazaki will be there and Kyo has to decide if he will help them or not! After the fight, they gather and head to Down Town where Blue Mary should be! They chat and Mary tells them all about how residents are being forced out of their houses! After some wondering Kyo heads back to Down Town to see this "eviction" take place. Well the Landlord is Geese as the force is non other than Billy Kane. Now you have a choice to who u fight with as your choice here can affect who u may team up with! The first Choice lets u light for the Bogards, the second lets u fight for Billy, and the last lets u fight either (Note I choice the first and therefore have no idea what happens if u pick the any of the other 2). After the fight Billy makes a quick get-away. The 5 of u get together and agree to solve this mystery! Now Kyo ain't all that good investigations so he seeks the help of Blue Mary. She tells him that he should go to California and find King in her Bar. Back in California, Kyo spots some blood outside King's bar. King then appears and they chat. Kyo is told about the strange illnesses going about. Afterwards Kyo goes back to South Town with Terry and Andy. They search everywhere and find no clues. Kyo then remembers what Mary said about this happening in Mexico. So Kyo sets off for Mexico. In Mexico Kyo finds Ryo Sakazaki and Takuma and they told Kyo about what happened to their students b4. Everything is pointing to the Hospital! Back in California Kyo attempts to enter the hospital but Ralf and Clark stop him. Kyo tries again and this time runs into Mary and King. They ask Kyo for help tonight when they will go to the hospital!. When night comes the 3 of them enter the Hospital an attempt to access some files. But b4 they can guess who stops them- THE SENDO BROTHERS!!!!! Again u fight them. Afterwards Mary and King find a computer terminal. Mary says the password has 6 letters (well then it is either OROCHI or ATHENA). They see that the Medicine plant has been doing experiments. So Kyo heads there and Terry and Andy are waiting! Soon as u go in the 3 of u run into Yashiro and Yamazaki. They tell u how Geese is being used for Orochi's purposes. Then u fight! After Kyo et al win, the 3 of them head to the top floor. There Geese? tells u about what he is upto. He has been intrigued by the power of Orochi since the '96 Tournament and has been experimenting to find something that will recreate the power of Orochi! The 3 of u fight Geese? and Billy. When u win Geese will get up and say that he has the power of Orochi and again the 5 of u fight! After his second defeat Geese? is shocked and then killed by something (probably a Reppu ken). Standing now is the real Geese Howard, the one they were fighting was merely Shadow. Geese tells them that power through drugs does not interest him and Billy and Geese escape by helicopter, much to the annoyance of Terry and co. Shingo says Kyo should return to Japan. N.B These events should not take more that 7 days 5.4 The Yuki thing Back in Osaka Kyo and Shingo head for the school. Here Shingo shows Kyo what he as picked up and if Kyo would teach him something! Kyo agrees to teach Shingo a move- if he can get Kyo's some Noodles in just 3 minutes. Off goes Shingo, and here comes Yuki. They chat nut Shingo kinda breaks the moment when he returns kinda pissed cos he realised than the noodle bar is 10 minutes away. Yuki has left! Some wondering around makes Kyo run into Yuki again, and she asks for a date the next day! (Now u have to kill time until the next day so u should visit Goro and Benimaru to earn them). The next day Kyo is going to meet Yuki when he runs into the Sendo's again. Again they want the Invitation and Kyo is getting a bit agitated. They fight again. Kyo comes away delayed and pissed off. At the park Athena has a go at Kyo for standing Yuki up and that she went off. Kyo returns home and is shocked when Shizuka tells Kyo that Yuki's parents called asking if they knew where she was- SHE DID NOT RETURN HOME LAST NIGHT!!! Kyo goes everywhere looking for Yuki. Finally he goes to Chizuru who tells him that Yuki is not even in Japan! Kyo goes to see Mai (see her twice) and she tells him that Andy saw someone that may have been Yuki in California Airport! Kyo heads to the Airport where he sees Saishu. Saishu tells him that he has contacted Takuma Sakazaki for help. Kyo is greeted by Andy in California Airport. Andy then begins to tell Kyo all that he saw and heard. Kyo is enraged by this and questions Andy on why he didn't do a damn thing! When Kyo is about to fly off Andy appears again and suggests that Kyo looks for Blue Mary and ask for her help. During the night Kyo finds Mary in Main Street shadowing Yamazaki. They start chatting when they are confronted by Yashiro. Mary asks for your help in defeating Yashiro (or more specifically- beat him for me). Afterwards Mary asks for any information u may get about Yamazaki for her help with Yuki. Kyo agrees, then flies off to Mexico to see if Takuma has any news. In Mexico, Kyo finds Takuma in the Sakazaki household. Takuma cannot do anything except that he tells Kyo to find Robert Garcia and ask for his help, as they are much better at gathering information. Kyo flies to China and finds Robert in the Garcia building. Robert tells Kyo that he should be able to help and that Kyo should come back later (this is a good time to go to Korea and talk to Kim and Joe). A couple of hours later Kyo returns to the Garcia building to see Robert. Robert says how one of his aides was able to locate Yuki and gave Robert a map. Then Yamazaki appears and takes a good punch at Shingo (OOOWWW). He steals the map and runs off. Kyo and Robert give chase and find Robert in the slums of China. Here they fight. Yamazaki drops the map and flees. Robert is excited and wants to carry on helping Kyo as he is bored with what he does these days. Shingo reminds Kyo that he must contact Mary as to the whereabouts of Yamazaki. Back in California, Kyo finds Mary in Main Street at night and tells Mary about Yamazaki. She cannot help Kyo though as she cannot leave America. At the airport Kyo runs into Yuri and Ryo. They are going to see Robert as he has a treasure map. Kyo does think it is his place to tell them the truth. In China, they all go to the Garcia building where Robert admits to Ryo the truth of the Map. Ryo and Yuri agree to help. Robert then suggests that they find Chin Gentsai as he knows the area well. The party go to Chins house and find only his Grand Daughter Lei Ling there. She explains the Chin has been kidnapped by some Millionaire that lives in the mountains. Robert and Kyo agree to help rescue him. They go to the House and find that Chin is blind drunk. The man that kidnapped him actually only wanted Chin to teach him some Martial Arts. They all go back to Chin's house so he can sober up. The next day Kyo and co. visit Chin again and Chin now tells them that the spot on the map is actually the spot where Yamato no Orochi was defeated 1800 years ago. Kyo asks that Chin bring them there immediately. When they arrive they find Yamazaki and Yashiro there. Again a fight ensues between Yashiro and Yamazaki Vs Kyo and Robert. After this fight Kyo is angry as he still cannot find Yuki. Fire is raging all around him and he lunges at Yamazaki and Yashiro. The only thing that stopped Kyo barbecuing the two of them was Chizuru. Chizuru explains that the whole incident was a set-up by her to see if Kyo has a reason to fight- To protect your loved ones. The fact that Yamazaki and Yashiro was there was nothing to do with her. Yuki runs to Kyo and apologises for putting him through that pain. OK then, that is that. All that remains is to go and see Saishu see he can name u as the official Kusanagi Successor and to tie up loose ends with getting partners. N.B Kyo has now learnt his second super (the one where he cries "kore ga, Kusanagi no ken da". There should be about 13 days left for Kyo to level up and grab as many friends as partners. 5.5 General Hints. 1) The more u stick to the plot lines the less Iori will strike. As soon as u just start aimlessly wondering Iori will start striking as ppl who are really friendly with you. 2) U should try to start the process of getting ppl ASAP. Most of the story lines will get u to meet them (except Joe and Kim's Team- the whole plotline never takes you to Korea). While u r waiting for time to pass (e.g. to meet Mary), you should try to further the story. 3) Try to time Travels on flights and the train to maximise the time u have. Basically try to catch the train and Plane at about 2100hrs whenever possible. 4) Kyo can reach level 10 max(While that is the highest I got to). At levels 3,5,7 Kyo will learn a new move to add to his arsenal. 5) It is advisable that u reach level 10 b4 the Tournament. When u get Goro he will ask if u want to spar. Fight with him to level up. !!!! 6 How to get Them!!!! There are 2 requirements to get Characters to partner with u at the Tournament. The first is obvious and that is to get a top friendship level (really happy face with them in the status screen). The second which ain't obvious is to complete a sub plot with that character. Here is the guide to do so. In Osaka: Goro Daimon- Goro can be found at "School Hours" in the University Just keep visiting and help him when the Sendo's challenge and when Yam and Yash challenge! Benimaru- Benimaru is available at the bridge from the afternoon onwards. Just keep visiting and fighting him when it occurs. Athena- She is in found in the playground/park/school. It ain't that hard not to earn her. Just do not piss her off too much and make sure u stop Iori getting to her. Kensou- Much found with Athena but to get him on his own and chat to him. Soon he will be found with Benimaru and trying to learn how to chat up girls. When here he will ask if u are gonna team up with Athena. Choose The third answer to make him happy In Tokyo: Mai- The first time u visit she will chat with u about the this years tournament and how she wanna team up with Andy. After a while Mai will chat with u and invite u and Yuki to a tea ceremony. When u visit with Yuki (that is anytime when the plot line doesn't involve her) for the tea ceremony, U and Mai notice Shermie and Chris wondering in her house. Help her defeat them. Now just make sure that Iori doesn't get to her. Chizuru- Help her when Yashiro and Yamazaki are with her, and just help her when Iori is there. (note u may what to get Chizuru pretty early as Iori does not approach her after the Souji incident and it is pretty hard to get her friendship level high enough). In South Town: Mr Big- Sorry I ain't got him yet Billy Kane- Sorry I ain't got him yet Terry- Basically defeat Billy with him and also defeat Geese. Also stop Iori getting to him. Andy- as above. With the Bogard brothers the brother u has lunch with helps to get them as it pushes the friendship bar up. In California: King- Bit complicated. Defeat Geese. next time u visit her, King should introduce her brother Jan. Jan disappears so u should volunteer to help ( first answer). Jan is found in the Game Zone, he is questioning his sister's reason to fight(choose the third answer). Again visit the Game Zone and tell Jan the he should go home (Fourth answer). Go back to the bar and King will cook u dinner. At a later date she talks to you about how business is going and asks to join u. Blue Mary- Help force out Billy in South town. Help her and King in the Hospital. When Iori approaches her in Main Street (this is not your usual approaching by Iori) help her out. She will ask if u will have dinner with her (pick the second answer) Ikari Team- Before defeating Geese, Ralf, Clark, or Heidern will stop u getting into the Hospital. After u defeat Geese, Heidern allows u to see Leona in hospital but she attacks u. After the fight Heidern will ask u to talk to Leona (pick the second answer). The two of u go for a walk along the beach and chat (choose the second answer). Back at the Hospital U see Iori. Fight him and ask him to talk to Leona about Riot after u kick his ass. Sometime later u will King says there is someone to meet u. Heidern approaches u and tells u that Leona will replace Heidern in the team and that they will help u. In Mexico: Sakazakis'- After u defeat Geese speak to Takuma and he will tell u his plans to let Ryo, Yuri, and Robert team up. Go to the Dojo and Yuri will complain as she wants to team up with King and Mai again. At the airport, Yuri wants to go to California to talk with King, but Robert has ALL the plane tickets. Yuri wants to challenge Ryo for the decision. Help Ryo (first answer) and defeat Yuri. Stop Iori getting to them. In China: Chin- Do the Yuki story line and help him when Athena and Kensou fight him. Stop Iori getting to him. Robert- The Yuki Story Line will get him for u. Just stop Iori getting to him. In Korea: Joe Higashi- Keep visiting him at his camp and help fight the Sendo's. When u defeat Joe in the underground arena (pick the second answer). Kim's team- At the Kim dojo. When Kim asks u to participate in the training, agree but lose the fight. Then find Choi and Chang in the Avenue in the afternoon. Back at the Dojo, help Kim to locate Chang and Choi. Go to the Avenue and bring back Choi and Chang. Back at Kim's dojo. NOTE: All people need u to stop Iori beating them up, it is just that in most sub plots the end result will not usually end in a really high friendship level. E.g. with Ikari, u will after there sub plot they are only on a neutral level, while Benimaru, and Goro have a really high friendship level b4 u even start there subplots. Note that Iori can still get to them b4 u have even met them. !!!! 7 Iori Things explained!!!! Iori goes around to your friends and lowering there friendship levels with u. He tends to target the ones that have a high friendship level with u. Also Iori likes to hit Characters that are not in your vicinity, e.g. he will hit Mai in Tokyo when u r in Osaka. All I can say is that if he has hit someone u cannot get to then the best option is to reload. OK then if u manage to get to Iori when he is in the process or b4 he starts annoying your friends you will have to fight him. Win and your friendship level goes up, lose and it plummets. Also the last person u spoke with friendship level will go up if u win. e.g. If u chat with Ralf in California, go to Tokyo and fight Iori there while he is annoying Chizuru, both Chizuru and Ralf's friendship level goes up. !!!! Battle System explained!!!! Anyone who has played all the KoF series will recognise all of Kyo's moves as he uses everyone he has from 94-97. The battles are turned based, each turn u have 3 moves that can be carried out and so does your opponent. You must be able to predict your opponents move so u can pick which moves to use when, and when to charge. All movements are based on Distance, Speed, Power, and amount of charge Kyo has. U can increase Kyo's overall speed by dodging. But be careful, Guarding will lower your speed, and if someone dodges your move u Kyo also loses overall speed. Here are the moves again. R1/R2 Step Right 1 or 2 steps L1/L2 Step Left 1 or 2 steps UP Dodge (speed up) BACK Guard (Speed Down) DOWN POW bar recharge Cross Punch moves (1) Circle Kick Moves (2) Square Combination moves (3) Triangle DMs (4) Select Remove/bring back list Start Cancel selections (1)Hold down cross and then input next option. R1 punch (distance 1) R2 Oniyaki (distance 2) L1 Wild Bite (Distance 2) L2 Poison Bite (Distance 2) UP Darkness Sweep (Distance 3) (2) Hold down circle and then input next option. R1 Kick (distance 1) R2 R.E.D Kick (Distance 3) L1 Koto Moon Positive (Distance 5) L2 Style 75 modified (Distance 2) UP Indistinct Wheel (Distance 1-4) (3) Hold down Square and then input next option R1 Wild Bite-Nine wounds-needs 2 moves R2 Wild Bite-Eight Tarnish-needs 2 moves L1 Poison Bite-Guilt Compose- needs 2 moves L2 Wild Bite-Eight Tarnish-Time drill- need 3 moves UP Wild Bite-Nine Levels-Seven Chance-need 3 moves Forward Poison Bite-Guilt Compose-Punishment compose-need 3 moves All the moves have a distance of 2 (4) Hold down Triangle and then input next option R1 Serpent Wave (distance 3) R2 Kore ga Kusanagi no ken da (distance 4) Personally I believe distance is the main contributor of who wins in a contest. E.g. if someone is 3 spaces apart, does R.E.D Kick (distance 3), and the opponent does Style 75 modified. R.E.D kick will connect. Basically u must: Judge distance from the green bar at the bottom of the play area. Pick a move that corresponds to this distance. E.g. if they are 3 spaces apart, u may pick R.E.D Kick, if 2 spaces u may pick Oniyaki. Now say both u pick a move that has the same distance then speed of the move must come into it. And if u both pick the same move then Kyo's personal speed will determine the winner. This is all I can say about battles right now. If anyone else has a few hints and tips, mail me and I will credit u for your help. !!!! 9 Miscellaneous!!!! I haven't got much to say here yet. OK then here is the beginning of my guide. I show u what I know and ask for your help in perfecting this guide. If u have ANY and I mean ANY corrections for thos guide then I would appreciate being told My email is ryo79@yahoo.com Now thanks go to: SNK not for just this game but for all there beat-em-ups especially '95 Moonrun for the his 98 FAQ reminding me about the names of Kyo's moves check out his site at "http://i.am/moonrun" and.... Websters for a very good Japanese-English dictionary. I could not have finished this game without it! :) *************************END of DOCUMENT****************************************************