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    Free Battle FAQ by Lord Grynn

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                                  Shen Mue Free Battle guide
                               By Walid Jallad known as Lord Grynn
                                     grynn@hotmail.com
    
    
    
    
    
    Legal Stuff:
    
    This document Copyright Walid Jallad.
    This FAQ can only be distributed freely in its complete form.
    It cannot be used for commercial purposes.
    If you want to put it on your website or just display part of it,
    please e-mail me (grynn@hotmail.com) and give me full credit.
    Note: when you e-mail me about the game, please put Shen Mue on
    the subject or I might accidentally delete your message before reading it
    (I get a lot of stupid ads that I never read)
    
    
    
    
    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