The King of Fighters '98/Andy

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Andy98 stance.gif


andy sucks don't play him


Snka.gif Snkb.gif Snkc.gif Snkd.gif
Andy98 colorA.png Andy98 colorB.png Andy98 colorC.png Andy98 colorD.png

Gameplay Overview

In-depth Analysis


Frames Advantage Cancel Block Hitbox Notes
Standing Close
Snka.gif 3/4/7 +1/-1 C HL
Andy98 clA.png
Chain: repeatable
Snkb.gif 3/5/5 +2/0 C HL
Andy98 clB.png
Chain: ender
Snkc.gif 2/4*4/20 -4/-6 C/C HL/HL
Andy98 clC1.png
Andy98 clC2.png
Snkd.gif 8/5/24 -9/-11 - HL
Andy98 clD.png
Standing Far
Snka.gif 5/5/10 -3/-5 - HL
Andy98 stA.png
Chain: ender
Snkb.gif 5/5/11 -4/-6 - HL
Andy98 stB.png
Chain: ender
Snkc.gif 7/8/17 -5/-7 - HL
Andy98 stC.png
Snkd.gif 14/3+9/18 0/-2 - HL
Andy98 stD1.png
Andy98 stD2.png
Snkc.gif+Snkd.gif 16/5/33 KD/-16 S HL
Andy98 stCD.png
Snka.gif 3/5/5 +2/0 C HL
Andy98 crA.png
Chain: repeatable
Snkb.gif 4/5/6 +1/-1 C L
Andy98 crB.png
Chain: repeatable
Snkc.gif 5/7/18 -5/-7 C HL
Andy98 crC.png
Snkd.gif 9/4/24 KD/-10 - L
Andy98 crD.png
Snka.gif 4/8 -/- C H
Andy98 jA.png
Snkb.gif 6/11 -/- - H
Andy98 jB.png
Snkc.gif 6/5 -/- C H
Andy98 jC.png
Snkd.gif 5/9 -/- - H
Andy98 jD.png
Snkc.gif+Snkd.gif 10/4 KD/- S HL
Andy98 jCD.png
Neutral Jump
Snkb.gif 5/11 -/- - H
Andy98 njB.png
Snkd.gif 5/9 -/- - H
Andy98 njD.png
Command Normals

f + Snkb.gif

16/4+4/21 -9/-11 - H
Andy98 fB1.png
Andy98 fB2.png

f + Snkb.gif
-/-/- -/- S (air moves) HL

df + Snka.gif

7/2*5/22 -7/-9 S/S HL/HL
Andy98 dfA1.png
Andy98 dfA2.png

Special Moves

  • Hishou Ken (qcb + P) - Andy shoots some energy from his palm, short range.

  • Zan'ei Ken (db f + P) - Andy performs a dashing attack forward. The db f + A comes out faster than db f + C. The db f + A goes less than half screen distance, while db f + C goes full screen. An alternate motion for this move is to just do hcf + P, if you are not in throw range or opponent is not is a throwable state, this move will come out instead of the hcf + P proximity unblockable. On whiff, this move recovers extremely fast, though it is very punishable if it hits or is blocked, can be followed up with qcf + P on hit or block.
    • Gadan Kou (Zan'ei Ken hits/block, then qcf + P - This is a Zan-ei Ken finisher, and is a must for safety reasons. The moves comes from RB2 Fatal Fury, although the motion is different, and he even performs it better!

  • Shouryuu Dan (dp + P) - Andy performs a rising uppercut attack with good startup priority, dp + A doesn't rise as high and has much better recovery than dp + C, though technically both are punishable

  • Kuuha Dan (hcf + K) - Andy performs a very high priority spiraling kick that travels in a parabolic motion. The arc on hcf + D is bigger than hcf + B, only sometimes punishable on block by throws or fast normals but can be rolled behind and punished easily. It is also possible for the move to go over the opponent, allowing them to just run behind and combo you in the back.

  • Gekiheki Haisui Shou (close hcf + P) - a proximity unblockable attack that only comes out if Andy is in throw range and opponent is not in blockstun. Otherwise, a close A/close C comes out instead

last hit knocks the opponent into the air where they can be juggled

  • Gen'ei Shiranui (air qcf + K > P / K) - Andy performs a diagonal "dive" downwards which has a very large hitbox
    • P follow up - Andy performs a crouching punch that comes out fairly quick and has good recovery if blocked.
    • K follow up - Andy does a hop kick that comes out fairly quick though not as fast as the P followup, has horrible recovery time if blocked, so it's a risk to use it. It's an overhead.

Desperation Moves

  • Chou Reppa Dan (qcb db f + K) - A powered up version of the Kuuha Dan, the DM version its useful only on midscreen, but the SDM version its a nice corner combo ender from a Gekiheki Haisui Shou and cheap damage maker, in mid screen use both version as an anti air, but it have a bad recovery.

  • Hishou Ryuusei Ken (qcf qcf + P) - Andy does a series of chops and then a power palm (Hisho Ken) in his opponent's chest, its a better combo ender for midscreen.

Fastest Attacks

  • 0F: C throw; D throw
  • 1F: -
  • 2F: cl.C
  • 3F: cl.A; cl.B; cr.A
  • 4F: cr.B
  • 5F: st.A; st.B; cr.C
  • 6F: -
  • 7F: st.C; df + A
  • 8F: cl.D
  • 9F: cr.D
  • 10F: -


  • Best jump-ins:
    • j.D

  • cr.B, cr.A / cr.B > df + A (2 hits) >
    • db f + C > qcf + P (Close. Cancel immediately.)
    • db f + A > qcf + P
    • qcb + A

  • cl.B / cr.B > hcb + P, [junggler]

  • cr.C / df + A (2 hits) / cl.C (1 hit) >
    • (S)DM qcf qcf + P (From cr.C or df +A (2 hits) only very close.)
    • hcf + P, [junggler] (From cr.C or df +A (2 hits) only very close.)
    • f + B > air qcf + K > P, cl.C (Corner)
    • db f + C > qcf + P (Close. Cancel immediately.)
    • db f + A > qcf + P
    • qcb + A

  • (cl.C (1 hit) / cr.C > df + A (2 hits)) / cl.C (2 hit) >
    • db f + C > qcf + P (Close. Cancel immediately.)
    • db f + A > qcf + P
    • qcb + A

  • ... hcf + P,
    • air qcf + K (miss) > P, dp + P, j.CD / j.C (Corner) (MAX only) (Timming required)
    • SDM qcb hcf + K (Timming required. Out of corner use immediately. In the corner wait just a little. If done too early or too late may do just a few hits and will do very little damage.)
    • DM qcb hcf + K (Corner. Timming required, harder than SDM. Delay a little to hit on the way up. If done too early or too late may do just a few hits and will do very little damage. Out of the corner it always does few hits so don't use it.)
    • run, df + A (2 hits),
      • j.CD (Timming required.)
      • j.C (Reset. Timming required.)
      • hcf + D (Must cancel from previous move.)
    • run, dp + C (Hit close and in a low heigth for max hit/damage.)
    • j.CD
    • vertical jump C (Corner. Reset. Does a tittle more damage than diagonal jump.)
    • hcf + D
    • j.C (Reset.)
    • qcb + C

  • Simple buffers:
    • cl.C (1 hit) > (S)DM qcf qcf + P
      • qcf + C > qcf + P

Strategy Corner

  • MAX: cl.C (1 hit) > hcf + P, df + A, j.CD

deals just a tiny more damage (~ cl.A) than

  • cr.C > qcf qcf + P

Keep this in mind, when you need to decide whether to trigger MAX or keep meter for a DM.


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