Shen Mue Free Battle guide
                           By Walid Jallad known as Lord Grynn
                                 grynn@hotmail.com





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Contents:
           - INTRO
           - VERSION HISTORY
           - CONTROLS
           - MOVE LIST
           - THE Y BUTTON
          

INTRO:

Shen mue 2 is finally out!
I am playing it now.
It is really fun, I really like the new minigames you have
to play in order to get new moves.
Unfortunately my best save was corrupted, I am playing with save
in which Ryo doesn't have all his moves.
This FAQ will be complete only when I replay the first Shenmue
to get a good save and replay Shenmue 2.
So that may take some time, for now I'll put the moves I have
and some comments.
Please note that the english names aren't the translations of the
Japanese ones, I just tried to pick names that described the moves.




VERSION HISTORY: - VER 0.1 (14/09/01): This just the beginning of the FAQ.
                   I'll be able to complete it when I finish the game, and
                   find some replayable Free battles like the 70 man battle
                   of the first game.

                 - VER 0.2 (29/09/01): I finally got the time to update
                   this FAQ. I finished Shenmue 2, but I didn't get all the
                   moves. So this FAQ is not complete. I added some follow-ups
                   missed and completed the move list with the new moves I got.
                   Next update will be much later, as I have to replay both
                   Shen Mue and Shen Mue2.
                                  



CONTROLS:

In the free battle mode you can use all six buttons of the pad:

- X : Punch
- Y : Dodge/Parry
- A : Kick
- B : Throw
- L : Run
- R : Run

Fwd : Tap Forward
Bck : Tap Back




MOVE LIST:

The Japanese names are the Katakana's displayed in the move list
in the game. If you find mistake, please e-mail about it and
I'll correct it.After all I'm still a beginner in Japanese... ^_^
The moves are now assigned to a command, you now have the option
to select a move for a given command by pressing A.
You also now have the stats of each move which is a nice addition.

Notes: - VF3 stands for Virtua Fighter 3 ( it's also a great game ^_^ )
         Still didn't get to play VF4... :(
       - To do the throw follow-ups, you have to do them very quickly
         after the first one, don't wait for the beginning animation.


X button attacks (Punches):

X                     :     TORABISHI      -     High Punch


Fwd X                 :     KOGUROMAUCHI   -     High Elbow

                            MURASAMEZUKI   -     Forward Punch

                            JUNHOSUI       -     Extended Punch
This is a new move found at Wise men's Kung Fu (100$)



Bck X                 :     NEJIRIBISHI    -     Hook Punch

                            NOBORIBISHI    -     Uppercut

Fwd-Fwd X             :     RIMONCH‘CHŘ    -     VF3 Akira's Elbow Attack

Bck-Bck X             :     RETSUK‘SEN     -     Power Uppercut

Bck-Fwd X             :     SUIGETSUZUKI    -    Twin Straight Punch
Follow-up: Tap X      :     Continues with an Elbow Attack

                            SODEZUKI        -    Middle Punch


Fwd-Bck X             :     S‘JIN          -     Upward chop followed by
                                                 downward chop

                            TACHIGASUMI    -     Hand Chop     





A Button Attacks (Kicks) :

A                     :     MIKAGETSUGERI  -     High Kick

                            FUMIGERI       -     Front Kick

Fwd A                 :     DEASHITOME     -     Middle Side Kick

Bck A                 :     HARAINAGI      -     Low Kick

                            ENSENK‘KYAKU   -     Hook Kick

Fwd-Fwd A,A           :     TORNADO KICK   -     Jumping Spinning Kick
                                                 followed by 
                                                 Reverse Spinning Kick

                            RENKANTAI      -     VF3 Akira's double kick
This is a new move found at Wise men's Kung Fu (300$)


Bck-Bck A             :     TSUCHIGUMO     -     Rising Handstand Kick

                            TSUMUJIKAZE    -     Sweeping Kick


Bck-Fwd A             :     TAKINOBORI     -     Jumping Knee

                            KARIGURI       -     Side Hook kick


Fwd-Bck A             :     IKAZUCHIGERI   -     Middle Kick then Axe Kick

                            KESAGIRI       -     Spinning Axe Kick






B Button Attacks (Throws):

B                     :     SEOINAGE       -     Two Hands Throw

                            SHUTSUH‘       -     Variable Throw
Note: Animation depends on the directon you input after executing the throw.
This a new move taught to you by the master in the school where
several student are practicing in the Green Market Qr

Fwd B                 :     HARAIGOSHI     -     (sorry, I don't know how
                                                 to name it in English)

                      :     TAITENKYAKU    -     Trip
This is a new move found at the Military Surplus Shop in Kowloon

Bck B                 :     TOMOENAGE      -     VF3 Kage's Bck P+G Throw
Follow-up: A          :     URATOMOE       -     (sorry, I don't know how
                                                 to name it in English)

Fwd-Fwd B             :     KASUMIGARI     -     VF3 Kage's Bck-Fwd P+G
                                                 Throw

                      :     RENSHUHOTSU    -     Several Punches
Follow-up: A          :     Kick
This is a new move found at the Military Surplus Shop in Kowloon (500$)

Bck-Bck B             :     RASETSUOTOSHI  -     (sorry, I don't know how
                                                 to name it in English)

Bck-Fwd B             :     TENGUSH‘       -     (sorry, I don't know how
                                                  to name it in English)
Follow-up: X          :     Punch

Fwd-Bck B             :     MAKIGATAME     -     (sorry, I don't know how
                                                 to name it in English)
Follow-up: X          :     Punch

                            JASHINTEN      -     Spinning Hand Attacks
This is a new move found at the Military Surplus Shop in Kowloon

Bck-Fwd-Fwd B, B      :     TORAMIKUZUSHI  -     VF3 Akira's Bck-Fwd P+G
                                                 Throw

Fwd-Bck-Bck B         :     OBOROMUS‘      -     An elbow to the ribs
Follow-up: X then X+A :     Arm Lock then Shoulder lock

Y+B                   :     SHAK‘          -     Dodging Shoulder Charge
This a new move taught to you by Keika-san who lives in Yan Tin appartments


Fwd Y+B               :     KAGEMI         -     Dodge move that puts you
                                                 at your opponents back

Follow-up: X          :     KAGEGATANA     -     Followed by an Elbow
                                                 to the neck

Fwd-Fwd Y+B           :     ZANGETSU       -     Dodge then shoulder Charge
                                                 to the side

Bck-Fwd-Fwd B+Y       :     ES‘TSURISOTESOSHU    Stabbing Hand Throw
You get this move at the end of CD 3

???                   :     CHUTSUKUI      -     ???
You are taught this move in Kowloon, I have no animation for it, I'll
try to understand it when I replay Shenmue 2



SPECIAL THROW:

If you try to throw your opponent from a certain distance, Ryo will grab him
by the collar and you have several possible follow-ups:

          - X    : a punch to the stomach, you can hit your
                   opponent after this attack with a quick move

          - X, X : Two punches to the stomach but you cannot
                   hit your opponent after this attack

          - X, A : a punch to the stomach followed by a dodge
                   to your opponent's back and a side kick

          - A    : a knee

          - B    : Ryo throws his opponent to the back




X+A button attacks:


X+A                   :     ‘GURUMA        -     VF3's Jacky's P+K attack

                            J‘KINDA        -     Palm attack
This is a new move taught to you by Kemi-san in Lotus Park


Fwd X+A               :     MOROTENAMI     -     Forward attack with
                                                 two hands

                            S‘SH‘DA        -     Two palm attack
This is a new move found at Wise men's Kung Fu (200$)

                            CHŘSUI         -     Hard stance Punch
Follow-up: x          :     Elbow Attack
Note: this follow-up is only possible if the CHŘSUI is deflected by the opponent
This is a new move taught to you by the priest in Man Mo Temple

Bck X+A               :     URAYANAGI      -     Reverse Spinning Punch

                            GAIMONCH‘CHŘ   -     Elbow Attack
Note: this move can be used as a counter attack to punches and kicks
The timing is precise and the move much more effective used like this


Fwd-Fwd X+A           :     H‘ZANS‘        -     Forward Elbow Attack

                            YOROI D‘SHI    -     Forward Palm Attack
Note: if you have the scroll but didn't learn the move in Shenmue, you
can learn it now directly, no need to find someone to translate it

Bck-Bck X+A           :     RENKANHEKI     -     Upward hand attack
This is a new move contained in a scroll that the priest
in Man Mo Temple hands you

Bck-Fwd X+A           :     SHINGETSU      -     Falling Axe Kick

                            HIENRENGE      -     Kick followed by
                                                 Jumping Kick


Fwd-Bck X+A           :     KORAN          -     Reverse Spinning Kick

                            BATEIKYAKU     -     Back Upward Kick
This is a new move contained in a scroll that the priest
in Man Mo Temple hands you

Note: my present character doesn't have the KASANEATE so I don't know
which command it has been assigned 



X+Y button attacks:


Fwd X+Y               :     SHAHOHEKIRIN   -     Side Hand Attack
This is a new move found at the Military Surplus Shop in Kowloon (100$)

Bck X+Y               :     SHAKOSUI       -     Stomach Punch
Note: this move has a different animation in certain situations 
but I am not sure how it works exactly yet.
This is a new move contained in a scroll that the priest
in Man Mo Temple hands you


Running Attacks:

These moves are done while running.

X                     :     NAGIKAZE       -     Running Elbow Attack

A                     :     HAYATE         -     Spinning Jumping Kick

                            SENKŘKYAKU     -     Jumping Front Kick
This is a new move found at Wise men's Kung Fu (100$) 

X+A                   :     FŘSHA          -     Spinning Jumping Axe Kick

                            K‘RYŘKYAKU     -     Reverse Wheel Kick
This is a new move found at Wise men's Kung Fu (200$)

Y+A                   :     KAGEGARI       -     Ryo jumps in the air but
                                                 finishes with
                                                 a sliding sweep





Counter Attacks:

This is the move taught by Chin near the end of the game.
It only works on punches.

Bck X                 :     ENSENHAIRYU    -     Ryo grabs the attacker's
                                                 hand and pushes him away
Follow-up: A          :     Ryo then trips him...
Follow-up: X          :     ... and finishes him with a punch


There is another counter attack for punches,
you have to press B when the opponent punches you.
Ryo will then grab his opponent in an arm lock,
and you have several possibilities:

         - X                   : an elbow to the opponent's neck

         - A                   : a knee to the opponent's knee

         - Just wait           : Ryo will break his opponent's arm

         - push a direction +A : Ryo will kick to the side for another
                                 opponent,very effective against
                                 multiple opponents




THE Y BUTTON:

It doesn't seem to have changed much, but Ryo now has a useful
side roll, I'll check if there is anything else.
This is from the first guide:
This button is both a dodge button and a parry button.
If you use it at any time, Ryo will just duck
or move to the side depending on the direction you're holding.
But if you press this button at the beginning frames of an enemy attack,
then Ryo will push away the attack or duck under it.

You have several possibilities from the ducking position (happens when
the enemy performs a high attack):

- X   : rising uppercut, good power, low range

- A   : sweep, high range

- X+A : Ryo rolls with his legs forward

- B   : there are several possibilities:

            - from far: rising uppercut, good power, low range

            - if Ryo ducked under high a punch: punch counter
              tap B directly to throw him after the punch,
              you can use a quick move instead since your opponent
              takes some time to fall

            - if Ryo ducked under high a kick: kick counter


If Ryo ducks under an attack from his back:

- X   : rear hand attack
- A   : sweep, high range
- X+A : Ryo rolls with his legs forward
- B   : Ryo snatches his opponent with his legs and makes him fall