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VIRTUA FIGHTER 3tb
GAMEST MOOK VOL. 129 COMBOS
by Wojciech Dworak <glc@virtuafighter.com>
version 2.03
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Copyright Gamest, 1998; all rights reserved.
Translation copyright Wojciech Dworak, 1999; all rights reserved.

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The translation was done in a hurry - I'm pretty sure some mistakes crept in,
since my Japanese pretty much sucks. So if you spot any, please let me know so
I can correct them in the next version of the guide. Thanks to SPOTLITE for his
help on the translation.

There were two elements I couldn't translate... they're marked with [???]s.



========
CONTENTS
========
  I. Requirements Explanation
 II. Notation
III. Characters
     a) Akira Yuki
     b) Aoi Umenokouji
     c) Jacky Bryant
     d) Jeffry McWild
     e) Kage-Maru
     f) Lau Chan
     g) Lion Rafale
     h) Pai Chan
     i) Sarah Bryant
     j) Shun-Di
     k) Taka-Arashi
     l) Wolf Hawkfield



I. REQUIREMENTS EXPLANATION
===========================
I'll try to describe the combos' requirements in greater detail in the next
version of this FAQ; as for now, the following must do.

Hit requirement:
- back hit: opponent must be hit in the back (note: can also refer to hitting
  your opponent after he or she bounces from the wall)
- MC: interrupt opponent's move, also after the first (setup) move, like throws
- crouching: opponent must be crouching
- hopping: opponent must be ascending / descending from a hop or a jump

Works on:
- lightweights: Aoi, Lion, Pai, Sarah and Shun
- middleweights: works on Akira, Jacky, Kage and Lau
- heavyweights: works Jeffry and Wolf
- super-heavyweights: works on Taka and Dural [sometimes ;)]
Also characters' names can be listed; keep in mind that this requirement may
differ between arcade and DC versions of the game (eg. a combo that works on
Pai & Aoi in arcade, will usually work on all the girls in Dreamcast version).

Positioning (self-explanatory I think):
- character's back to the wall;
- opponent's back to the wall;
Some combos require the opponent to bounce at a specified angle or height; I'll
describe this in more details in the next version of the guide.

Ground elevation:
- downslope: opponent must travel (float) downslope
- upslope: opponent must travel (float) upslope
Sometimes, an ANGLE is required.

    closed stance:            open stance:

  Player 1    Player 2     Player 1    Player 2
  --------    --------     --------    --------
  left        right        left           right
     right       left         right    left




II. NOTATION
============
f,b,d,u   joystick motions (forward, back, down, up); hold if capitalized
db...     diagonals (db,df,uf,ub); again, hold if capitalized
P,K,G,E   press punch, kick, guard or evade buttons, respectively
+         buttons must be pressed together
,         move separator
n         return joystick to neutral
PG        punch-G-cancel
PKG       punch-kick-G-cancel (a senbon punch)
TT        turn-towards (from back facing opponent position)
->        denotes beginning of a new move / sequence
wall      place in the sequence where your opponent bounces from the wall
p.x       denotes Gamest Mook's page, where particular set of combos
          origins from




III. CHARACTERS
===============


a) AKIRA YUKI
=============

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> b,f,F,P+K -> df+P pounce
   R: closed stance, light- & middleweights
>> f,f+P -> df,df+P -> f,f,f+P -> df+P pounce
   R: open stance, MC, lightweights
>> f,b+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> D,f+P+K -> f,f,f+P
   R: lightweights

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> df,df+P -> wall -> f,f,f+P -> b,f,f+P+K -> df+P pounce
   R: opponent's back to wall
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> wall -> f,f+K -> b,f,f+P+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, downslope
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> df,df+P -> PG -> D,b,f+P
   R: opponent's back to the wall, downslope, lightweights

VS. AOI (p.210)
---------------
>> f,b+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> PG -> f,f,f+P -> d+K
   R: none
>> b,d+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> f,f,f+P -> d+K
   R: none
>> b,d+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> f,f+K -> b,f+P+K
   R: downslope
>> f,f+K -> dash -> f,f+K,K
   R: closed stance, upslope, crouching
>> D,f+P+K -> D,f+P+K -> b,f+P+K
   R: closed stance, upslope
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> b,f,F,P+K -> TT D+K
   R: closed stance, upslope
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> b,f,F,P+K -> wall -> b,f,f+P+K
   R: closed stance, Akira's back to the wall

VS. TAKA (p.212)
----------------
>> b,df+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> d+K -> df+K+G,f+P,b,f,f+P+K
   R: back hit
>> b,df+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> d+K -> f,f+K -> b,f,f+P+K
   R: back hit
>> db+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> df,df+P -> df+K+G,f+P,b,f,f+P+K
   R: back hit, MC
>> db+P+G -> f,f,f+P -> d+P+G -> d+P+G -> K+G,G
   R: back hit, MC
>> f+P+G -> f,f+K -> b,f+P -> b,f,f+P+K
   R: open stance


b) AOI UMENOKOUJI
=================

ADVANCED (p.207)
---------------
>> df+K -> P,P,K -> df+P+G
   R: open stance, MC, light- & middleweights
>> df+P -> P,P,F+P,P -> df+P
   R: closed stance, MC, light- & middleweights
>> hop P -> dash -> d+K+G -> df+P+G
   R: none

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> f+K,K -> wall -> f+K,K
   R: opponent facing the wall, back hit
>> d+K+G -> wall -> d+P -> d+K
   R: closed stance, opponent's back to the wall, light- & middleweights
>> df+P -> PG -> d+P -> PG -> wall -> d+P -> wall -> f,f+K,K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, downslope, MC, lightweights

VS. AOI (p.211)
---------------
>> f+K -> d+K+G
   R: crouching
>> f+P+K -> d+K+G
   R: crouching
>> df+P -> b,b+P -> TT d+P -> d+K+G
   R: closed stance, MC

VS. TAKA (p.213)
----------------
>> f+K,K -> f+K
   R: none
>> F+P+K,P -> d+K+G
   R: MC
>> f+K,K -> f+K,K
   R: back hit, MC
>> F+P+K,P -> f+K,K
   R: back hit
>> K,K -> crouch dash d+P -> f+K,K
   R: back hit



c) JACKY BRYANT
===============

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> b+K+G -> dash -> K,d+K -> df+K
   R: crouching, closed stance, MC, Lion
>> f+K -> d+P -> P+E,d+K
   R: closed stance, MC, Lau & Kage
>> f+K -> d+P -> F+P,K,G -> ub+K
   R: closed stance, MC, Lau & Kage

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> P,K far -> db+P,K
   R: upslope, light- & middleweights
>> f+K -> wall -> db+P+K,K,K,K,K
   R: upslope, opponent's back to the wall, Pai & Aoi
>> P+K,P -> F+P,P,P -> wall -> ub+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, closed stance, MC

VS. AOI (p.210)
---------------
>> f+K -> D+K -> d+K+G
   R: none
>> f+K -> D+K -> ub+K
   R: open stance, crouching
>> b+K+G -> f+K -> d+K+G
   R: crouching
>> b+K+G -> f+K -> ub+K
   R: open stance, crouching
>> f+K -> db+P+K -> dash -> ub+K
   R: crouching

VS. TAKA (p.212)
----------------
>> P+K,K -> d+K+G
   R: none
>> K,P -> ub+K
   R: none
>> K,d+K -> db+P+K,K
   R: none
>> P+K,P -> db+P+K -> ub+K
   R: open stance, MC
>> PG -> d+P+K,K,K,K,K
   R: open stance, hopping
>> PG -> db+P+K,K,K,K,K
   R: hopping
>> PG -> d+P+K,K -> db+P+K,K
   R: hopping



d) JEFFRY MCWILD
================

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> df,df+P -> K,K,P
   R: closed stance, MC
>> db+P+G -> dash -> b+K -> b,f,f+P+K
   R: MC, light- & middleweights
>> b,f,f+P+K -> d,UF+K
   R: crouching, MC

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> run, K+G -> wall -> d+P+G
   R: opponent's back to the wall
>> run, K+G -> wall -> d+P+G
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit
>> db+P+G -> df,df+P -> wall -> b,f,f+P+K
   R: Jeffry's back to the wall

VS. AOI (p.210)
---------------
>> f+K -> f+P,b+P -> d+K+G
   R: none
>> b,f,f+P+K -> df+P,P -> d+K+G
   R: crouching, MC
>> df,df+P -> b,f+K-> df+K+G
   R: none
>> df,df+P -> b,f+K -> d+K+G
   R: none

VS. TAKA (p.212)
----------------
>> db+P+G -> P+E,P+E -> PG -> b,df+P
   R: back hit, MC
>> db+P+G -> f,f+K -> f+K -> crouch dash d+P -> b,df+P,P
   R: back hit, MC
>> db+P+G -> f+K -> f+K -> f,f+P,P
   R: back hit, MC
>> K,K,P -> df+K+G
   R: open stance



e) KAGE-MARU
============

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> b+P+G -> D,f+K -> P,P,K -> run, K
   R: light- & middleweights
>> f+P+G -> b+K+G -> D,UF+K -> dash -> ub+K+G
   R: MC, light- & middleweights
>> f+P -> uf+K+G -> uf+K
   R: crouching, MC

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> b+P+G -> wall -> f,d,df+P -> PKG -> f,d,df+P -> df+K
   R: Kage's back to the wall, Taka excluded
>> f+P+G -> f,d,df+P -> f,d,df+P -> wall -> d+P -> f,d,df+P
   R: Kage's back to the wall, light- & middleweights
>> f+P+G -> d,uf+K -> d,uf+K -> d,uf+K -> f,d,df+P
   R: upslope, Kage's back to the wall, Pai & Aoi

VS. AOI (p.211)
---------------
>> b+P+G -> wall -> f,d,df+P -> PKG -> b+K+G -> f,d,df+P
   R: Kage's back to the wall
>> b+P+G -> wall -> f,d,df+P -> PKG -> b+K+G -> df+K+G
   R: Kage's back to the wall
>> f,d,df+P -> d+K -> f,d,df+P
   R: closed stance, crouching
>> f,d,df+P -> d+K -> ub+K+G
   R: crouching
>> d+K+G -> d+K -> f,d,df+P
   R: open stance, crouching
>> d,U,K desc. -> d+K -> f,d,df+P
   R: closed stance, crouching
>> d,U,K desc. -> d+K -> ub+K+G
   R: crouching
>> df+K -> f,d,df+P -> f,d,df+P
   R: open stance, MC
>> b+K+G -> d+K -> f,d,df+P
   R: open stance
>> d,uf,P asc. -> uf+K+G -> ub+K+G
   R: none

VS. TAKA (p.213)
----------------
>> f+P+G -> df+K -> df+K -> f,d,df+P
   R: back hit, MC
>> f+P+G -> df+K -> d+P -> f,f+K+G
   R: back hit, MC
>> run,K -> ub+K+G
   R: crouching, MC
>> db+P,P -> P,P,P -> df+K+G
   R: hopping



f) LAU CHAN
===========

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> D,uf+P -> E to opponent's back, CD-cancel -> DF+P,df+P+K
   R: crouching, back hit, lightweights
>> b,b+P,D+K -> b,b+P,D+K,P,PPP,D+K
   R: back hit, MC, light- & middleweights
>> back turned ub+K -> P,b+P,f+P
   R: MC, light- & middleweights

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> b,b+P,d+P -> b,b+P,d+P -> wall -> b,b+P,D+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit, lightweights
>> b,d+P+G -> b,f+P -> wall -> b,b+P,D+K
   R: upslope, Lau's back to the wall, light- & middleweights
>> b,b+P,d+P,P -> b,b+P,D+K
   R: upslope, back hit, lightweights

VS. AOI (p.210)
---------------
>> b,d+P+G -> b,f+P -> D+K,K
   R: none
>> D,n+K -> f,d+K
   R: closed stance, crouching
>> f,d+K -> f,d+K
   R: crouching, MC
>> df+K -> d+K,K -> f,d+K
   R: open stance, MC

VS. TAKA (p.212)
----------------
>> K,K -> f,d+K
   R: none
>> DF+P,df+P+K -> f+P,b,f+P -> df+P+K
   R: MC
>> DF+P,df+P+K -> uf+K -> P,P,P,ub+K
   R: MC
>> b,b+P -> TT d+K -> P,P,P,D+K
   R: back hit



g) LION RAFALE
==============

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> f+P+K -> f,f+K,K
   R: MC
>> f,f+K,K (2nd one hits) -> b,b+K -> TT P+K -> K,K -> df+P
   R: back hit, light- & middleweights
>> df+P+G -> P+G
   R: none

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> u+K -> D,f+P -> P,P,f+P+E -> d+K
   R: downslope, MC, lightweights
>> df+P+G -> df+P,P -> f,f+K -> wall -> D,f+P -> b,b+K -> u+P
   R: Lion's back to the wall, light- & middleweights
>> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> d,U+P
   R: downslope, MC, lightweights

VS. AOI (p.211)
---------------
>> uf+P -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> d+K,K
   R: open stance
>> f+K -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> d+K,K
   R: closed stance
>> u+K -> f+P -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> d+K,K
   R: closed stance
>> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> f,f+K -> d+K,K
   R: open stance, MC
>> f,f+K,K (2nd one hits) -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> f,f+K -> d+K,K
   R: none

VS. TAKA (p.213)
----------------
>> df+P+G -> u+P+K -> E -> d+K -> D,f+P -> df+P -> d+K,K
   R: none
>> df+P+G -> f+K -> d+K -> D,f+P -> D,f+P -> f+P,P
   R: none
>> K,K -> f,f+K,K
   R: none
>> b,b+K -> TT P+K -> PG -> f,f+K,K
   R: MC
>> b,b+K -> TT P+K -> f+K -> f,f+K,K
   R: MC
>> b,b+K -> TT P+K -> b,b+K -> TT D+K
   R: MC



h) PAI CHAN
===========

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> df+K -> f,f+P -> P,P,P,d+K
   R: closed stance, MC, light- & middleweights
>> df+P+G -> P+G -> K -> P,P,P,d+K
   R: light- & middleweights
>> (no idea)[???] -> d+P or d+P+E -> ub+K
   R: open stance

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> d,uf,P -> K -> P,P,P,d+K
   R: downslope, lightweights
>> D,n+K -> wall -> D,n+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit, light- & middleweights
>> df+P+G -> wall -> K -> d,UF+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit, light- & middleweights

VS. AOI (p.211)
---------------
>> K -> f,f+P -> D+K,K
   R: none
>> D,n+K -> db+K+G
   R: crouching
>> df+K -> f,f+P -> f,f+P -> db+K+G
   R: MC
>> df+K -> uf+K -> uf+K -> uf+K
   R: MC

VS. TAKA (p.212)
----------------
>> K,K -> f,f+P,K
   R: none
>> K,K -> K,K
   R: back hit, MC
>> K,K -> uf+K -> uf+K,K
   R: back hit, MC
>> K,K -> f,f+P -> f,f+P,K
   R: back hit, MC
>> d,uf,K desc. -> f,f+P -> uf+K -> ub+K
   R: MC
>> d,uf,K desc. -> f,f+P -> K,K
   R: MC



i) SARAH BRYANT
===============

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> f+K,df+K -> f,f+K
   R: open stance, MC, lightweights
>> f+K -> d+P -> P,P,P,u+K
   R: closed stance, MC, Lau & Kage
>> D,f+K,K -> P,P,u+P -> dash -> df+K+E
   R: closed stance, MC, lightweights

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> f+K,df+K -> wall -> df+K+E
   R: opponent's back to the wall, open stance, MC, lightweights
>> f+K,df+K -> uf+P
   R: downslope, open stance, MC, lightweights
>> D,f+K,K -> wall -> d+P+K,K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit

VS. AOI (p.210)
---------------
>> D,f+K,K -> db+K
   R: open stance
>> D,f+K,K -> df+K+G
   R: none
>> f+K+G,P -> dash -> df+K+G
   R: crouching
>> f+K,df+K -> ub+K+G
   R: open stance, MC
>> D,f+K,K -> dash -> db+K+G
   R: back hit

VS. TAKA (p.212)
----------------
>> d+K,K -> db+K+G
   R: MC
>> f+K+G -> db+K -> F+K -> dash -> db+K+G
   R: closed stance, MC
>> d+K,K -> u+K+G -> D+K
   R: MC
>> D,f+K,K -> df+K,K,f+K
   R: MC
>> D,f+K,K -> P,P,u+P -> db+K+G
   R: back hit



j) SHUN-DI
==========

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> handstand K+G -> u+K -> d+P+K,K,K
   R: MC, 7 DP
>> d,df,f+P -> f,f+P+K
   R: MC, lightweights
>> d,df,f+P,b+P -> d,df,f+P,b+P -> d+P+K,K,K
   R: closed stance, MC, 40 DP

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> df+P+G -> d,df,f+P,b+P -> d,df,f+P -> wall -> d,df,f+P,b+P
   R: Shun's back to the wall, light- & middleweights
>> uf+K -> any low attack[???]
   R: ?
>> d,U,K desc. -> d,df,f+P -> d,df,f+P -> d,df,f+P,b+P -> d+P+K,K,K
   R: downslope, angle, 40 DP, light- & middleweights

VS. AOI (p.211)
---------------
>> d,df,f+P -> d+K
   R: crouching
>> u+K -> d+P -> d+K
   R: crouching
>> b,df+P -> b,df+P -> d+K
   R: MC
>> df+P+G -> d,df,f+P,b+P -> D,f+P
   R: downslope

VS. TAKA (p.213)
----------------
>> K,K,P -> f,f+K
   R: none
>> d,df,f+P,b+P -> PG -> b,df+P
   R: MC
>> df+P+G -> d,df,f+P -> d+P+K -> d+P -> D,f+P
   R: none
>> df+P+G -> d,df,f+P -> d+P+K -> d+P -> d+K+G
   R: none
>> df+P+G -> d,df,f+P,b+P -> P,P -> b,df+P
   R: none



k) TAKA-ARASHI
==============

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> df,df+P -> P,P,P,P,P,P -> d+K
   R: closed stance, MC, light- & middleweights
>> df,df+P -> run, P+K
   R: closed stance, MC, light- & middleweights
>> P+K+G -> f,f+P,P,P -> b+K
   R: none

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> f,f+P,P -> wall -> crouch dash d+P -> d+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit, lightweights
>> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> wall -> b,f+P
   R: opponent's back to the wall, upslope, back hit
>> df,df+P -> df,df+P -> df,df+P -> b,f+P
   R: downslope, open stance, MC, lightweights

VS. AOI (p.211)
---------------
>> DF+P+K -> df,df+P -> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> D+P+K,P+K
   R: none
>> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> D+P+K,P+K
   R: crouching
>> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> df+P -> DF+P+K -> D+P+K,P+K
   R: crouching
>> f+K -> f+P -> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> D+P+K,P+K
   R: none
>> f,f+P -> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> DF+P+K -> D+P+K,P+K
   R: after blocking Aoi's rising sweep

VS. TAKA (p.213)
----------------
>> f,f+P,P,P -> df,df+P
   R: MC
>> f,f+P,P,P -> df,df+P
   R: back hit, MC
>> f,f+P,P -> crouch dash d+P -> DF+P+K -> d+K
   R: back hit
>> f,f+P,P -> crouch dash d+P -> d+P -> d+K
   R: back hit



l) WOLF HAWKFIELD
=================

ADVANCED (p.207)
----------------
>> f+K -> d+P -> b,f+P+K -> d+P+G
   R: none
>> b,f+P+K -> f,df,d,db,b+P -> b,f+P+K -> u+K
   R: back hit, light- & middleweights
>> run after opponent -> P+K
   R: opponent hits the train

WALL & UNDULATION (p.209)
-------------------------
>> b,db,d,df,f+P+G -> wall -> d+K
   R: Wolf's back to the wall, Pai & Aoi
>> b,f+K+G -> rising sweep
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit
>> K+G -> rising sweep
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit

VS. AOI (p.210)
---------------
>> f+K -> d+K -> b,f+P+K -> d+K
   R: none
>> b+P -> f+K -> D+K+G
   R: none
>> b,f+K+G -> wall -> rising sweep -> b,f+P+K -> b,f+P+K
   R: opponent's back to the wall, back hit
>> b,db,d,df,f+P+G -> wall -> D+K+G -> b,f+P+K -> b,f+P+K
   R: Wolf's back to the wall

VS. TAKA (p.212)
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>> f,df,d,db,b+P,P -> b,f+P+K
   R: crouching
>> f,df,d,db,b+P,P -> D+K+G
   R: MC
>> f+P+G -> f+P+G -> f+P+G -> b,f+K+G -> rising sweep -> b,f+P+K
   R: back hit





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