Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 02:37:17 -0700

                              Rival Schools/Hyo FAQ
                       by SoulEdge souledge@earthlink.net

	This FAQ concentrates on the final boss Hyo, how to beat and/or play 
as him. It will cover his strengths and weaknesses. I will skip how to do 
throws, combos and other moves that can be done with other characters.

Button: Description- Ground,Crouching,Air
LP: Light Punch- Hyo jabs with his left hand, Hyo does a crouching jab, Hyo
does an air jab
LK: Light Kick- Hyo does a short quick kick, Hyo does a short quick kick,
Hyo kicks and holds out his leg
HP: Heavy Punch: Hyo takes out his sword and swipes, Hyo does a heavy 
punch, Hyo either does an air punch or and downwards sword swing
HK: Heavy Kick: Hyo does a thrust kick, Hyo does a dive kick, Hyo sweeps 
but does not knock the opponent down

Launchers

DF+HP,DF+HK

Combo Launchers Combos are in numerical order in steps

1.LP,2.LP,3.HP,4.DF+HP
              ,4.DF+HK
              ,4.F+HP,5.DF+HP
                     ,5.DF+HK
              ,4.F+HK,5.DF+HP
                     ,5.DF+HK
    ,2.LK,3.HP,4.DF+HP
              ,4.DF+HK
              ,4.F+HP,5.DF+HP
                     ,5.DF+HK
              ,4.F+HK,5.DF+HP
                     ,5.DF+HK
1.LK,2.LP,3.HK,4.DF+HK
              ,4.F+HK,5.DF+HK
     2.LK,3.HK,4.DF+HK
              ,4.F+HK,5.DF+HK
1.D+HK,2.DF+HP
      ,2.DF+HK

Basic Hyo Strategy

	Stay in close, but use a relaxed attack. Do not be overly aggressive
or else you may be countered into combos or specials. Hit hard, fast and
low or high. Play games with your opponent (dash in, dash out, go high 
when he thinks you are going low). Most importantly, combo! Hyo is one of
the best with the game's single most damaging combo!(Jumping HK,LP,LK,HP,
F+HP,Sword Hell) That does upwards of 60 to 75% damage! Tardy counter with
combos, interrupt with combos. That is Hyo's strongest point. Hyo's weakest
point is long distance fighting. Hyo has above average speed for quick
attacks. Hyo has the special moves needed for quick, but strong attacks.
He is the basic fast and strong character. Also, don't forget about the
sword! It gives Hyo extended range for medium to long distance launching.
Another of Hyo's strong points is that his HP launcher is the quickest
and farthest out of anyone's. It has excellent recovery time. It can be hit
from moderate distance. This is why Hyo is good at comboing.

Special Moves

Sword Lunge- D,DF,F,P 
Hyo lunges forward and stabs the opponent. Can be followed up by press P
again. It has good speed and range, but does mediocre damage. Use it to
tardy counter, interrupt a move, in a combo or as a finisher.

Sword Upper- F,D,DF,P
Hyo laughs, is surrounded by what looks to be petals and does a jumping
uppercut. This transition of movements happens in less than a split second.
This move is used mainly for air counters (but I prefer a light shadow cut
kick *see below) but it is easily blockable. It can be used to tardy 
counter close ground opponents. Fortunately, you land before they can do
anything unless they tardy counter. This is an average move which should be
used now and then.

Breakaway Slash- D,DB,B,P
Hyo spins backwards and around the opponent. The end of the move is when
Hyo trips or swipes the opponent with his sword. This move I rarely use,
but I'm sure it can be used effectively. He spins pretty quickly so it has
speed. I think it does average damage. It is very hard to hit him out of
it, so it has priority. It has sufficient delay time so it can be countered
and is not a move that should be used repeatedly. Use this as a counter
move, but not as a tardy counter.

Air Sword Stab- D,DF,F,P in the air
Hyo charges straight down and lands into a shockwave that can combo. This
move is mainly used to finish off a combo. Don't use this to fall quickly
to the ground because of the delay time afterwards. Intermediate players 
can hit you with moves before you can react. If used to hit people right 
underneath you, hope that they don't block, or the results can be quite
catastrophic.

Shadow Cut Kick- D,DB,B,K on the ground or in the air
Hyo does a backflip that can hit you. He propels himself forward though.
This move is used in all situations. It can be used to finish combos, as
an air counter or as an attacking move. The attack has speed, but when he
is landing he cannot block if they block and tardy counter, expect to be
hit. However, this move should be used regularly.

BURNING VIGORS!

Shadow Cut Fury- D,DB,B,D,DB,B,K
Hyo does two Shadow Cut Kicks, then follows up from the top with a downward
slash that does 4 hits. He is extremely vulnerable when it is blocked. It
is less vulnerable when starting it up (unlike Sword Hell *see below) This
is used in combos, or to tardy counter opponents. Never use this super
alone, without setting it up first.

Sword Hell- D,DF,F,D,DF,F,K
Hyo does an inverted spinning HK and if it hits, a doppleganger of Hyo 
comes out and they start beating down on your opponent. (Note: Hold the 
direction of the joystick corresponding to the side you wish to end up on
for a greater chance to end up on that side. If you want to face right,
hold left and vice versa.) Hyo is extremely vulnerable when starting up
this move, but when doing it, he becomes a lot less vulnerable to attacks.
This move should also be set up somehow whether combo or tardy counter.
(Note: This move does upwards of 30-50 percent damage machine dependent.)

Team-up Attack

Active Player hits opponent with fire palm, Hyo comes out and slashes 4
times and pauses. Hyo says "Double" and then slashes a fifth and final 
time. The last slash does damage you and you can kill yourself with it. 
This move should be activated to interrupt a person close, but not too 
close to you. This move does have extremely high priority and extremely 
long range.

Combos mix and match the numerical steps. Combos start at 1 and end at
the last number you can fit.

1.D+HK,2.Sword Lunge
      ,2.Sword Upper
      ,2.Shadow Cut Kick
      ,2.Shadow Cut Fury
      ,2.Sword Hell
      ,2.Launcher,3.LP,4.LK,5.HP,6.Air Sword Stab
                                ,6.Shadow Cut Kick
                            5.HK,6.Air Sword Stab
                                ,6.Shadow Cut Kick
                      ,4.HP,5.Air Sword Stab
                           ,5.Shadow Cut Kick
                      ,4.HK,5.Air Sword Stab
                           ,5.Shadow Cut Kick
                      ,4.Air Sword Stab
                      ,4.Shadow Cut Kick
1.LP,2.LP,3.HP,4.F+HP,5.Sword Lunge
                     ,5.Sword Upper
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Kick
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Fury
                     ,5.Sword Hell
                     ,5.Launcher,6.LP,7.LK,8.HP,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                           8.HK,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.Air Sword Stab
                                     ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Sword Lunge
              ,4.Sword Upper
              ,4.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Shadow Cut Fury
              ,4.Sword Hell
              ,4.Launcher,5.LP,6.LK,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                   ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HP,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HK,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.Air Sword Stab
                              ,6.Shadow Cut Kick
    ,2.LK,3.HP,4.F+HP,5.Sword Lunge
                     ,5.Sword Upper
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Kick
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Fury
                     ,5.Sword Hell
                     ,5.Launcher,6.LP,7.LK,8.HP,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                           8.HK,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.Air Sword Stab
                                     ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Sword Lunge
              ,4.Sword Upper
              ,4.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Shadow Cut Fury
              ,4.Sword Hell
              ,4.Launcher,5.LP,6.LK,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                   ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HP,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HK,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.Air Sword Stab
                              ,6.Shadow Cut Kick  
1.LK,2.LP,3.HK,4.F+HK,5.Sword Lunge
                     ,5.Sword Upper
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Kick
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Fury
                     ,5.Sword Hell
                     ,5.Launcher,6.LP,7.LK,8.HP,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                           8.HK,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.Air Sword Stab
                                     ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Sword Lunge
              ,4.Sword Upper
              ,4.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Shadow Cut Fury
              ,4.Sword Hell
              ,4.Launcher,5.LP,6.LK,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                   ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HP,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HK,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.Air Sword Stab
                              ,6.Shadow Cut Kick  
     2.LK,3.HK,4.F+HK,5.Sword Lunge
                     ,5.Sword Upper
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Kick
                     ,5.Shadow Cut Fury
                     ,5.Sword Hell
                     ,5.Launcher,6.LP,7.LK,8.HP,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                           8.HK,9.Air Sword Stab
                                               ,9.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                          ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                     ,7.Air Sword Stab
                                     ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Sword Lunge
              ,4.Sword Upper
              ,4.Shadow Cut Kick
              ,4.Shadow Cut Fury
              ,4.Sword Hell
              ,4.Launcher,5.LP,6.LK,7.HP,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                                   ,7.HK,8.Air Sword Stab
                                        ,8.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HP,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.HK,7.Air Sword Stab
                                   ,7.Shadow Cut Kick
                              ,6.Air Sword Stab
                              ,6.Shadow Cut Kick  

How to beat Hyo

Computer FAQ

	Hyo is very easy to beat when controlled by the computer. Just wait
for him to make a mistake (a.k.a. do a Shadow Cut Fury) and then combo or
pummel him afterwards. Never force yourself to attack him openly or you 
might find yourself in the middle of Sword Hell!

Human FAQ

	Watch for low hits when fighting against humans. Opponents usually
have a tendency to sweep into a Sword Hell so be careful. Other players
usually like to tardy counter (no joystick movement required, only needed
are button presses) into a combo which hurts. Use moves that don't have
much delay time against opponents like these. Also, remember team-up 
attacks have the most priority, but are very open at the end if avoided or
blocked. Use them at your discretion.

Hyo in general

	Hyo is a solid character, but he requires you to stay in close 
because of a lack of a projectile. In close he is more suceptible to 
counters and interrupts. Use caution when playing in close and try not to
be overly aggressive when playing. And always remember to have fun! It's
only a game.

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