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    FAQ: Final Fight General FAQ 
    Date: 10-19-2005 
    Version: 2.22
    Author: SkedarJanitor                    
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    Copyright (c) 2003-2005 W. A. R.                            
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     '''''''' 
    
    1ST. INTRODUCTION
    
    Final Fight is a side-scolling arcade beat-'em-up published by Capcom in
    1989. Its combo maneuvers and fighting techniques inspired Capcom's
    legendary Street Fighter II, and its success spawned numerous remakes:
    one for the Super Nintendo in 1991, another for the ill-fated Sega CD in
    1993, and most recently, a Game Boy Advance remake in 2001. This guide
    will provide Final Fight tactics, strategies, game data, and walkthroughs.
    
    If you have any tips, strategies, suggestions, or general comments, send
    them to
    
    skedarjanitor AT gmail DOT com
    
    After all, ForgottenOutcast, RedRyder1917, GearBoltz, Razu, James
    Flanagan, and Ranger76 have helped already, so why not pitch in? I'll give
    you credit and let me tell you NOTHING looks better on a resume. Don't
    make it item number one though, the other stuff looks bad. They'll get the
    best bang out of it if it's last.
    
    "Uh, this looks kind of WHOA he's hired!! GameFAQs?! Pfft, and they said
    nobody GOOD wants to be an air traffic controller..."
    
    CAPCOM CLASSICS UPDATE 10-05
    The Capcom Classics Collection has brought the original arcade Final Fight
    to PS2 and Xbox. This is supposed to be a straight port, so unless
    otherwise noted, this version should be identical to the arcade.
    
    (Note: Related games, such as Mighty Final Fight and Final Fight II,
    are new games in and of themselves, not remakes, and thus will not be
    covered in this guide.)
    
    
    2ND. CONTENTS
    
    Items/Enemies =1 
       1ST. ITEMS 
       2ND. ENEMIES 
     
    Control =2 
       1ST. TECHNIQUES 
       2ND. SEGA CD 
       3RD. SNES 
       4TH. GBA 
       5TH. CLASSICS COLLECTION
        
    Tactics =3 
       1ST. GENERAL 
       2ND. GUY 
       3RD. CODY 
       4TH. HAGGAR 
       5TH. THE HAGGAR DRIVER LOOP 
     
    Walkthrough =4 
       1ST. INTRO 
       2ND. SLUM 
       3RD. SUBWAY 
       4TH. BREAK CAR 
       5TH. WEST SIDE 
       6TH. INDUSTRIAL AREA 
       7TH. BREAK GLASS 
       8TH. BAY AREA 
       9TH. UPTOWN 
       10TH. ENDING 
     
    Bosses =5 
       1ST. INTRO 
       2ND. DAMND 
       3RD. SODOM 
       4TH. EDI E. 
       5TH. ROLENTO 
       6TH. ABIGAIL 
       7TH. BELGER 
     
    SCD Time Attack =6 
       1ST. INTRO
       2ND. TACTICS
       3RD. GUY 
       4TH. CODY 
       5TH. HAGGAR 
     
    Music =7 
       1ST. ARCADE ORIGINAL 
       2ND. SEGA CD 
       3RD. SNES 
       4TH. GBA 
        
    Changes =8 
     COMMENTS
     Sega CD 
       1ST. INTRO 
       2ND. MUSIC 
       3RD. NAMES 
       4TH. TIME ATTACK MODE 
       5TH. GLITCHES 
     SNES 
       1ST. INTRO 
       2ND. MUSIC 
       3RD. NAMES 
       4TH. THE POISON GAME 
       5TH. GAMEPLAY AND MORE
     GBA 
    
    Version =9
       10-15-2005 1.21
       10-12-2005 1.20
       05-08-2005 1.19
       03-19-2005 1.17
       01-07-2005 1.05
       11-06-2004 1.04
       10-22-2003 1.01
       10-13-2003 1.0
       
    Closing =10 
       1ST. CREDITS 
       2ND. SPECIAL THANKS 
       3RD. OTHER STUFF 
    
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    1ST. ITEMS       
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    Excess vitality from food is converted to points. Hence the scores having 
    changes in the lower digits.
    
    Item            Points  Vitality 
    ...............--------'''''''''' 
    Fruit           *       * 
    Junk Food       **      ** 
    Meat            *****   **** 
    Common Objects  * 
    Goods and Money *** 
    Gems            *****   
     
     
    Fruit:  
       Apple, Banana, Pineapple, Orange, Grape 
     
    Junk Food: 
       Hamburger, Hot Dog, Pizza, Soda Can, Whisky* [sic] / Soft Drink, Sushi,  
       Gum, Milk, Beer* 
       *Removed from Sega CD / SNES versions. 
     
    Meat: 
       Barbeque, Chicken, Steak 
     
    Common Objects: 
       Dustbin  600 
       Barrel   900 
       Radio   1000 
       Hammer  1000 
     
    Goods and Money: 
       Topaz    1500 
       Watch    3000 
       Yen      3000 
       Dollar   3000 
       Necklace 3000 
        
    Gems: 
       Pearl       5000 
       Ruby        5000 
       Emerald     5000 
       Gold Bar   10000 
       Diamond    10000 
       Wheelchair 10200 
     
    Yes. You heard it right. Destroying Belger's Wheelchair gets you more points
    than anything else in the game, including gold and diamonds. It's good to
    know that, for Capcom, the handicapped are number one.
     
     
    ..................-------- 
    Weapon             Damage 
    ..................-------- 
    Knife (Stab)       ** 
    Knife (Thrown)     * 
    Katana / Masamune  **** 
    Muramasa           *** 
    Pipe               *** 
     
    Destructibles and Others: 
       Arrow 
       Barrel 
       Billboard 
       Bottle 
       Door 
       Drumcan 
       Dustbin (trashcan) 
       Fire 
       Freight 
       Grenade 
       Shell 
       Tel. Booth 
       Tire 
       Wheelchair 
     
     
    2ND. ENEMIES 
    .-++------,--. 
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    Maybe the developers did get some names wrong - after all, "Slash" would
    better fit the knife wielding "Holly Wood," and likewise "Holly Wood" would
    better fit the pompadoured "Slash." And they did get some sprites wrong -
    see Glitches. But what they did right was make the ugliest rogues gallery to
    ever grace a beat-em-up game. And for this genre, that's a compliment.
    
      One of our readers, RedRyder1917, has some additional comments on the
      enemy names. Find them in the Changes =8 section under COMMENTS.
    
     
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       Enemy         Power - Defense - Speed  Abilities 
       .............-------------------------'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 
       Andore        *****   *****     *      Charge, Throttler, Leap 
       Bill Bull     ***     ***       ***    Charge, Headbutt 
       Bottle Holly  ***     *         ****   Molotov Cocktail 
       Dug           **      **        **     Jump Kick 
       Holly Wood    ****    ***       ****   Knives, Slide, Cartwheel 
       J             *       **        *****  Speed 
       Poison        ***     **        ****   A Good Swift Kick, Flying Kick 
       Slash         **      ****      ***    Blocking 
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Thug Points Table:
      Andore     3000
      Bill Bull  2500 
      Dug        1000 
      Holly Wood 3000 
      J          2000 
      Poison     2000 
      Slash      2000
    These may vary by up to 1000 points depending on the thug's Vitality. 
    
    
     
       Andore / Andore Jr. / F. Andore / G. Andore: 
    He's slow, and stupid. Some Andore trivia: Not many know this, but in
    fact, he is built like a brick s**thouse. A miniboss of sorts, Andore has
    a life bar longer than the attention span of readers who finish my FAQs.
    He's never alone except a few places, like the West Side Andore arena.
    This two-tonne menace has two grams of courage. When he's in a crowd,
    he'll always cower just a short jaunt offscreen and let his goombas rough
    you up. Then he'll charge from offscreen and either slam you with his
    five-tonne sack of lead (some call it "fist"), or throttle you half to
    death. Make sure his head gets well acquainted with its new neighbour,
    the ground. While the two have a chat, grab another enemy, and right
    after Andore-head's done with tea, throw the bugger at him. DON'T just
    jump kick him! He will punch you out of the sky. Oh did I mention he can
    Pile Drive you too?
    
    
       Bill Bull / Wong Who / G. Oliber: 
    These doughy rednecks take a break from their busy schedule of eating fried
    Twinkies off a cousin's chest to hog stampede you. They're dumb enough to
    warn you they're coming with a greasy holler. Once they stand around long
    enough they'll charge again and again. Keep them on the ground.
     
     
       Bottle Hollys: 
    No, these Holly Woods are not alcoholics and neither do they have dyed hair.
    They're pyromaniacs. These stylish red Hollys quickly run by, tossing
    Bottles with Molotov cocktails that explode in a line of flames. The only
    way to kill them without spawning a flying Bottle is to Judo Throw them.
    Fire burns everyone equally, so use this to your advantage.
     
     
       Dug / Simons / Bred / Jake: 
    Most of the time they stand there slackjawed, maybe throw a haymaker. But
    sometimes they fling a jump kick and knock you off your feet (and knock
    off lots of health).
    
     
       Holly Wood / Elgado: 
    A beanpole bloke with more visible ribs than an All-Anorexic Wet T-Shirt
    Contest Barbeque, Holly stands just out of range and stabs you with an
    endless supply of knives. Then once he's offscreen he'll either do a
    Sub-Zero slide or an overhead Matrix cartwheel with daggers and pain
    instead of guns and slo-mo. To avoid this, move out of his horizontal line
    of attack quickly when he crouches.
    
     
       J / Two P.: 
    Fast and irritating, they are the essence of hit and run. If you're
    fighting one J that keeps his distance, turn your back to him. He'll inch
    toward you, and the moment he gets in range, turn around and punch him.
     
     
       Poison / Roxy 
    She's a strung out drug addict with stiletto heels and debatable gender.
    While you're fighting she stands out of range. Before you know it your nuts 
    WHAM!
    meet the back of your teeth. Nasty kick. Also watch (or don't watch) her
    spinning jump kicks which distracts you as her ganster boyfriends pummel
    you. For more on the Poison / Roxy controversy see 4TH. THE POISON GAME .
     
       Slash / Axl  
    You punch them, they block. You approach them, they run. You grab them,
    they flee. You Pipe them, they break. Jump Drops (Jump then Down +
    Attack) are the perfect approach for a reluctant Slash.
    
     
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    1ST. TECHNIQUES 
     
      Punch Combo (rapidly tap Attack) 
    Very simple, your character executes a flurry of fisticuffs as soon as you 
    hit someone. Otherwise you just execute the same punch over and over again. 
    Note that the slower characters have a slight delay between hitting the
    button and the punch actually connecting.
    
      Grapple (Grab) 
    To grab someone you just have to walk up to them. Harder if their fist is in 
    the way. A vertical approach is essential with Andores and bosses.
    
      Grapple Combo (Grab, Attack) 
    Grab them, then just rapidly tap Attack to hit them up close and painfully. 
     
      Judo Throw / Haggar Back Drop (Grab, Left/Right + Attack) 
    After you give them a grab, the Throw tosses them over your shoulder. Good 
    for clearing away groups with a swath of meathead destruction. The Back Drop 
    (or Suplex) lacks the range but performs double damage. 
    
      Haggar Pile Driver (Grab, Jump, Attack)
    Haggar flips them and jumps high in the air, smashing groups, vertebrae,
    and height records. The timing can be tricky. Learn more in section 4TH.
    HAGGAR.
    
      Jump Kick (Jump then Attack) 
    This comes in two flavors, moving left/right or jumping straight up. Here's
    a hint: the latter makes you a big fat target. 
     
      Jump Drop (Jump then Down + Attack) 
    This has a bit more stopping power than a standard jump kick, but the price 
    is double recovery time once you land. 
     
      Wield Weapon (stand on weapon, press Attack) 
    Swing weapons at enemies to knock them down instantly and deal greater
    damage. Keep them just out of range. One hit will knock the weapon out of
    your hands, and into oblivion. Strangely enough, this makes Final Fight
    weapons the perfect murder weapons: One drop and they're gone. You'll need
    an accomplice for it to work, though, and that's a bit troublesome. "He's
    dead! Now punch me. What? It'll vanish."
    
      Special Attack ( Attack + Jump ) 
    When you hit these buttons your cyclone of destruction will flatten
    everyone in range. This would be the perfect move and make Final Fight a
    one-button smashfest, but for two things: it costs life, and it leaves you
    wide open afterwards. Conserve your life and use this technique only in
    emergencies. For more info see Vs. Specials in the next section,
    TACTICS =3 .
    
    
    ..........-------------- 
    Character  Best Weapon 
    ..........-------------- 
    Guy        Katana / Muramasa / Masamune 
    Cody       Knife 
    Haggar     Pipe 
    
    Advanced Techniques
    
      Throw Combo (Punch Combo until before finisher, Away + Punch)
    Punch combo a punk, but before the finisher, press Away and Punch at the
    same time to grab and Throw him regardless of distance. 
    
    So for each character you Punch:
    Haggar: 2 times
    Cody: 3 times
    Guy: 4 times
    Then press Away + Attack. (Haggar will Suplex them instead. This works as
    an alternate method of performing "the Trash Compactor" listed below)
    
    
      Ultimate Combo (Per character)
    An attack sequence that does the maximum damage possible before knocking
    an enemy down. These are best performed on a lone enemy or boss, since
    you're easily interrupted.
    
    Guy
    Jump Drop, 4 Punch Combo strikes, 2 Grapple Combo knee strikes, Throw
    
    Cody
    Jump Drop, 3 Punch Combo strikes, 2 Grapple Combo knee strikes, Throw
    
    Haggar
    2 Punch Combo strikes, 2 Grapple Combo headbutts, Pile Driver
    
     
      Guy's "Off-duh-wall" kick  
    Go to a wall, Jump then quickly tap Jump + Away, Attack. 
     
      Cody's "pig-sticker" Knife 
    Pressing Attack stabs when they're close and throws the knife when they're
    far.
     
      Haggar's "Arse-headclamp" Pile Driver  
    Grab, Jump then Attack. 
    
     
    2ND. SEGA CD 
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    `''''''''''--'    
    I recommend going to Options and configuring your controller to Type C. This 
    way you only have to press the A button to trigger your Special. 
     
    3RD. SNES 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--'    
    Hidden Options Menu from GearBoltz:
    
    For the SNES version of Final Fight you can open an options screen
    from the title screen by pressing: L shoulder + R shoulder + Start +
    Select at the same time.
    On the Options screen you can give yourself extra lives and change
    the difficulty, however I haven't noticed any appreciable difference
    in the difficulty from choosing either the highest, lowest, or
    default.
    
    End of GearBoltz Menu tip.
    
    So, extra lives will make the SNES Final Fight manageable. Knowing
    this, I am now confident that extra rocks will stop tanks. Dead.
    
    4TH. GBA
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    Future Update.
    
    
    5TH. CLASSICS COLLECTION
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    `''''''''''--'   
    Future Update.
    
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    1ST. GENERAL 
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       Intro 
    So you're at the Character Select and you wonder, how do these Street
    Fighter rejects compare to each other? Well they come in the stereotypical
    large, medium, and small varieties, with equally stereotypical strengths
    and weaknesses. But in a way, Final Fight established the stereotype.
    Depending on your point of view, that's a good thing, or a bad thing.
    There are a few Techniques thrown into the mix to make it interesting,
    regardless.
    (Find even more Tactics in the TIME ATTACK section - they'll help you with
    any Final Fight version.)
    
    
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    Name    Special  Attack  Defense  Jump  Grapple  Speed 
    .......---------''''''''---------......---------'''''''' 
    Guy     ***      *       *        ***   **       *** 
    Cody    **       **      **       **    **       ** 
    Haggar  *        ***     ***      *     ***      * 
     
      vs. Techniques 
     Guy's "Off-the-wall" kick 
    Supposedly this technique does more damage than a classic kick. Being that
    this is a wall kick, you know, a portion of gameplay, reasonably this game
    would include the proper ingredients to realize this wall kick. Namely: 
    1. a player-controllable leg with which to activate this kick 
    2. targets in the form of skulls, ribs, and pelvises in the general
       direction of which said kick may be aimed 
    3. WALLS
    
       Bloody wall-kicking Christ, it's a WALL, not a sculpture, monument, or
       Sears f**king Tower. Does the complexity of a FLAT VERTICAL SURFACE
       escape these people? Just drop in some bloody bricks and we'd have at
       it, but NO, it's all got to be show and dazzle and meaningless fluff in
       the introductions. They do everything with half an arse, and soon
       enough they s**t sideways. Congratulations Capcom, you've trumped my
       FONDEST ex-girlfriend. She'll be sad to lose the Champion Crown of
       BLUE-BALLS-INDUCTION.
    
       Oh there's a wall in Level One? More in the Subway you say? Have you
       directions to Capcom HQ? I've got some groveling to do! You give us a
       wall-kick, you give us plenty of walls to use it. And no "Final Fight:
       Wall" gobs**te either, a fighting game made entirely of walls would
       give zero, ZERO compensation. And we get Puzzle Fighter. Yes, Puzzle
       Fighter is fun. But when you're entering high scores and you start
       bleeding, then realize "wait a minute, it's cos' I didn't heat up the
       knife," is that worth it?!
    
    
     Cody's "pig-sticker" Knife
    Cody is the only character that can wield knives and stab stab stab just
    like the Holly Holly Woods. It's best to stay close with the knife - if
    Dug is far away Cody will throw the knife instead, and it will
    vanish on impact. And since the whole knife - hilt and all - has gone
    into Dug, you get curious about things, like how Dug WALKS. Or whether
    a special coat could have stopped it (perhaps one made of bug spray).
    
    
     Haggar's "Arse-headclamp" Pile Driver
    Haggar literally grabs them, leaps 20 feet in the air (still holding
    them) and flips them upside down to crush their heads with his lower
    body. And you know, judging by the damage this attack does, he must have
    steel transmogrifying bollocks that instantly turn 10 tonnes heavier on
    command. Hell of a superpower, who knows why Super Bollock never got a
    comic.
    
       The kicker is that this steel-bollock-head-smasher is bloody difficult to
       execute, and until you're high in the air it leaves you open. I find the
       best way to leave two round dents in the enemy's face is doing the Dr. J
       Finger Roll from the Jump button to the Attack button once grappled.
     
     Pile Driving tip from ForgottenOutcast:
    It is vulnerable while Haggar's rising with it. As near as I can tell, the
    Piledriver cuts an enemy's life in half most of the time. This is why it
    will fail to take out a J but will take craploads of health off Andores and
    bosses. It's damage is dependent on remaining health, not max health.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Pile Driving tip. 
    
      vs. Specials 
    Your special attack is strong but it drains your life each time it's used. 
    When do you use it? If you have a choice between taking damage from 
    an enemy and using a special, use the special instead. ESPECIALLY with 
    Haggar since he can't dodge. You'll lose a lot less life. 
     
      Examples: 
       Someone punches you - USE IT 
       Bill Bull charges   - USE IT 
       Holly Wood slides   - Pause the game, eat a sandwich, then USE IT 
     
    It's time for that Pavlovian reflex. For more info see vs. Roller Drums. 
    
    
      vs. Specialization
    Each character fights their best against certain enemies. 
    
    Cody excels against Holly Woods - the key is preparation. Grab a knife
    and the Holly Woods drop an 'L' for an 'E'. Also Js can't match Cody's
    power and speed, Guy is too weak and Haggar is too slow against them.
    
    Cody's weakness is charging enemies (Bill Bull, Andore) - Guy dodges them,
    and Haggar outranges them. Cody, however, is stuck in the middle. Use your
    Special as soon as you hear them charge.
    
    Guy is best against mobs of Andores. The moon is also made of greenn
    cheese. In addition, that recent spelling error is due to me fending off
    FAQ groupies with a stick. Just one of those statements is not a lie. In
    fact the groupies form an orderly queue.
    It's true! Guy shreds Andores because of his rapid punch combo. Get between
    two groups of them and Guy can punch left and right between them both,
    and he will automatically execute a Throw finisher. The Andores are so
    slow they never get a hit. If one charges and you have room, you can
    quickly Jump Kick and knock him flat.
    
    Guy is weak against some bosses, particularly Belger. But his worst
    foes are Holly Woods, especially in groups. They will SHRED Guy since
    they outrange and outpace him. Use jump kicks when it's safe, and as soon
    as they draw knives knock them out of their hands.
    
    Haggar's invulnerable moves and massive damage kill just about anything.
    He has big trouble with mixed mobs however. Andore, Roxy, Holly Wood...
    really any group with three or more kinds of enemies. Whereas the other
    characters can punch combo such a group, Haggar's combo is too slow, and
    Suplexing enemies out of the pack (see "the Trash Compactor") can be
    dangerous. A Drop Kick can break up the group if they recover at
    different rates. In multiplayer, the other player should disperse this
    group to make Haggar's job easier.
    
    
    
      vs. Multiplayer
    Two players, three choices. What's your team?
    
    The POWER team - Cody + Haggar
    Beating the game is easiest with this pair. Cody makes a great backup to
    Haggar's wrestling. But cooperate - Haggar needs room. Haggar's rapid-fire
    Suplexes and screen-clearing Pile Drivers ensure that any hapless Haggar
    helper who heeds his health has hustling... heels. Cody is one obstacle
    that stays in the mayor's way no matter HOW hard it's hit with writeoffs.
    
    The TACTICS team - Guy + Haggar
    Between Haggar's power and Guy's speed, you can neutralize any threat.
    This takes smart fighting though - Haggar's power dissipates against
    tight clusters of dangerous foes, and Guy's speed is useless if he's
    surrounded. Swap targets - have Haggar Suplex easier enemies Guy's way,
    and have Guy Throw harder enemies to Haggar. Also, unlike Cody, Guy
    should have no problem dodging the Moustached One's acrobatics.
    
    The SPEED team - Guy + Cody
    The underdogs. You've got everything, knife skills, flying kicks, rapid
    combos. But Haggar's not around to smash Bosses in five rounds. With the
    exception of Rolento, your life at the end of each level is much more
    difficult. You've also got to use that speed. To beat the game, you'll
    have to pretend you're jobless, car-less, and $50 away from the emergency
    room. Every mile Cody walks, you get a nickel. Every mile Guy walks, you
    stop spitting blood.
    
    In general - 
    Stay out of the way. Watch your Judo Throws. A flying thug knocks down
    thugs and teammates equally. And watch your punches, because teammates can
    hurt each other. For positioning, have one guy take the left side, the
    other Guy take the right side. Or split the field top and bottom.
    
    Save the food for the lowest-Vitality player. I know, it's tempting, but
    both of you will benefit, especially since you share the same pool of
    continues while playing the Sega CD version.
    
    Shamefully the SNES version has no multiplayer. Tough luck.
     
    
      vs. GO 
    If there's still an enemy remaining onscreen, even if the game tells you
    to GO, defeat him before you move on. Unless you're as slow as an Andore
    learning to blink, you'll have plenty of time. In fact, fight enemies one
    at a time if you can. Exception: Haggar. He works with one or two equally
    well. Haggar can bounce back and forth Pile Driving two goons. See 5TH.
    The HAGGAR DRIVER LOOP. 
     
      vs. Throwing 
    If you have just thrown someone and suddenly an enemy is about to punch you, 
    then hold the up or down button to move out of the way as quickly as 
    possible. If they hit you just Special. 
    
      vs. Cheap Shot
    Whenever you're low on health (less than about 10%) enemies suddenly move
    faster, have higher priorty moves, and remain invulnerable longer. Focus
    on dodging and save what little health you have for emergency Specials en
    route to precious Food. In the arcade business, Capcom's industry term for
    this phenomenon is "Quarter Insurance."
    
      vs. Respawn 
    If you come back to life, exploit that brief period of invincibility by
    pummeling the single largest threat onscreen with your nastiest combo. Or
    at least throw somebody. SNES players note: Respawning doesn't knock any-
    one down anymore.
    
      vs. Food
    Food, found inside destructible objects, heals you. Sometimes a lot,
    sometimes a little. In general, save food until all the enemies nearby are
    dead, or until you desperately need it. Otherwise you might waste it.
    Remember, Fruit gives the least life, Junk Food gives more, and Meat
    usually gives everything. Take that, vegans!
    
      vs. Life Bars
    Some enemies don't have a yellow bar, they have blue or green or something
    strange. Worst of all, their health doesn't appear to drop when you hit
    them. Don't worry, this is how Final Fight shows enemies with larger than
    life... uh, life. Andores, bosses, and high-level goons have it. Beat them
    enough and their life bar will change color (I like to imagine it's the
    color of their kidneys). Eventually, it will shift to yellow, and
    eventually, they'll be dead!
    
      vs. The Screen 
    If your enemies are onscreen, you can hit them. If they're offscreen they
    can hit you, but you can't hit them back. So keep everyone in sight. Also,
    if you move fast enough in forward scrolling segments, you can make
    enemies disappear. Just throw them to the left and run forward. Guy is
    usually the only one fast enough to pull this off though. Also be aware
    you won't get as many points this way, cheating monkey.
     
      vs. Surround Pound
    Keep all opponents on one side of you. They're a lot more manageable that
    way, and you can hit multiple enemies at once. If you've fallen and a mob
    of enemies surrounds you, your only choice when you get up is to Special
    immediately! (There are a few exceptions to this such as the Haggar Driver
    Loop listed below)
    
      vs. Idle Hands 
    Enemies who aren't being punched are planning to kill you. Holly Woods
    will walk to the side and slide, Poisons will stand aside and kick you,
    Andores will walk offscreen and charge. Idle enemies are the worst kind.
    Preoccupy them with your fist.
    
      vs. Approach 
    Always approach an enemy from an angle. When you do, you're much less likely 
    to get hit. In fact, if you approach from the steepest angle possible you 
    WON'T get hit at all! (except in the SNES version. See CHANGES =8)
     
      vs. Gravity 
    If you fall on your back, of course, you eventually get up. A bit of
    spared time is zero incentive to get back up quickly. But a faceful of
    falling Andore arse is plenty! Mash the buttons and wiggle the stick to
    get up fast if an Andore leaps into the air. Also learn how quickly your
    invincibility fades after you get up. There's a certain grace period where
    you can't get hurt, but once it's over you are fair game.
    
      vs. Roller Drums
     
       First Donkey Kong and now this. Moustached hero... Rolling drumcans. I
       am now pleased to report that Final Fight 3 will feature Haggar eating
       Mushrooms, Pile Driving Bullet Bills (or Bill BULLs, I forget), and end
       with "Thank You Haggar, but your Daughter... is in another Crackhouse."
    
    Well when the drums roll, don't punch them. Don't kick them. And DON'T jump
    kick them. Always, always, whenever you hear the Drumcan rolling sound, hit
    the Special button. It must be an instant Pavlovian reflex. Instant, I'm
    telling you. Train yourself by twitching your thumb whilst you play back the
    rolling sound effect in Sound Test. Nothing else will save you from the
    barrage of rolling steel, and nothing else will reveal all the sweet candy
    inside! That's right, each drumcan is a steel pinata, bearing gold, watches,
    and chocolate. It's like manna from heaven. Or Switzerland.
    
      vs. Bosses 
    If you're about to defeat a boss, and you're low on life, go after the boss 
    not the goons, the moment he dies so do his minions. And when a boss is 
    around, don't get inside his range. Even for Haggar, a boss game is hit 
    and run. An exception is Rolento, you actually must chase after him to 
    make any progress. More info: Bosses =5 
    
      vs. Points
    "But points are meaningless and only serve to stroke the egos of high
    score addicts," says the collective arcade gaming community. Not quite. At
    least, if your arcade operator buys flowers for his mum and saves puppies
    from drowning, Final Fight will have the "extra lives" option active. The
    default setting is 1 extra life every 1,000,000 points. That's 1000 Pile
    Drivers so get cracking! Grab all the food and candy you can get, and
    don't miss those barrels, they drop Diamonds and more. In general, flashy
    moves earn more points, meaning the path to victory is paved with Pile
    Drivers and Off-The-Wall kicks. See the Point tables for more info.
    
    SEGA CD:
    In the Options menu, select "100000, every 200000" under Extra lives to
    give you that point-grabbing incentive.
    
    
      vs. Vulnerability
    Some fighting techniques leave you momentarily invincible. Learn how long
    this lasts.
     
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    All         Combo Finisher   Short 
    Cody/Guy    Judo Throw       Medium 
    Haggar      Back Drop/Suplex Medium 
    Haggar      Pile Driver      Long 
     
       And yes, Getting Up IS a technique when you have to get up QUICKLY. 
     
    
    2ND. GUY 
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    height 5'9" (5.87 ft) 
    weight 158 [lb]
    
    METRIC:
    height 1.78 m
    weight 71.7 kg OR 11 stone
    
    Max Punch rate = 4/second 
     
     Punch combo 
    2 backfists, inside right cross, elbow smash, roundhouse finisher 
     
      Intro 
    Thou art a weapon, and thy name is Dodge. Move. Avoid. Almost everything
    can kill you so keep moving. Hit and run, the only time you get in their
    range is when you're punching them. Guy is absent from the SNES version.
    For a theory on his absence, check the CHANGES =8 section of SNES under 
    1ST. INTRO .
     
      vs. Techniques 
     "Off-the-wall" kick (Jump to wall, Jump + Away, then Attack) 
    Has surprising speed and covers the whole screen if done right. However
    there are not that many walled places in the game where it's useful, save
    for the elevator segment in Industrial Area.
     
      vs. Loners 
    Guy's Ultimate combo is fast and effective for lone enemies: 
       Jump Drop, 3 punches, grab, 3 knee smashes, and a throw. 
     
      vs. Groups 
    Herd the pack into a cluster, then pick one off and throw him into the 
    group. To do this walk up and down near the group until they're nicely 
    packed (but watch out for Hollys). Then quickly engage one of them and throw 
    him before a fist flies out of the group at you. Afterwards grab and throw 
    the first one that gets up.
     
      vs. Speed 
    Guy's asset is his speed, and you're going to use it a lot. Mostly for 
    dodging. Avoid everything that comes at you and you should be fine. Just 
    don't get hit or you're done for. 
     
     
    3RD. CODY 
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    height 6'0" (5.97 ft) 
    weight 187 [lb]
    
    METRIC:
    height 1.82 m
    weight 84.8 kg OR 13 stone
    
    max punch rate = 3/second 
     
    Punch combo - 2 jabs, 1 cross, uppercut. 
     
      Intro 
    Cody is the middle man. He plays very much like a slower Guy who causes more 
    damage. Which is not a bad thing. Especially with knives. 
     
      vs. Knife 
    The best weapon for Cody, the key to using it is PRECISION. Stab the moment
    an enemy is in range, or you get punched. But don't stab too soon or you'll
    lose the knife. Also line up your feet with theirs so you're on the same
    plane, you don't want it to miss.
     
      vs. Holly Wood 
    When you see a Holly Wood, shake every knife you can out of him. Then use 
    his own weapons against him. Don't just walk up to him and stab though, 
    always approach at an angle.
     
      vs. Groups 
    Your reach is long enough that you can punch combo smaller groups without a 
    problem. With a big group you have to stay on the perimeter and throw one of 
    them into his buddies. 
     
      vs. Loners 
    With one opponent standing, use your Ultimate combo: Jump Drop, 3 
    punches, grab, 3 knee smashes, and a throw. 
     
      vs. Finity 
    Cody has an infinite combo that is slow and hard to maintain but a
    lifesaver against Andores. Punch twice, then turn away and punch. Repeat
    this for the infinite combo. You don't have to do it fast, just keep your
    button presses regular. For console players, a joystick makes this a bit
    easier. Sega CD players note this is almost impossible with the "rapid
    punch" cheat activated (See GLITCHES AND MORE under the Sega CD section). 
     
     
    4TH. HAGGAR 
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    height 6'8" (6.64 ft) 
    weight 297 [lb]
    
    METRIC:
    height 2.02 m
    weight 135 kg OR 21 stone
    
    max punch rate 2/second 
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Attack Points Table:
      Drop kick   100 
      Punch 1     100
      Punch 2     100 
      Pipe smash  200 
      Headbutt 1  200 
      Headbutt 2  300
      Headbutt 3  300 
      Body splash 300 
      Special     400 
      Double Axe  800 
      Knife throw 600 
      Suplex     1000 
      Piledriver 1200 
     
      Intro 
    Haggar is slow. His punches are slow. His beatings are slow. But there's a
    quick way to play Haggar. Wrestling. You see, "Final Fight" becomes "Final
    Crush Pro." Haggar is a game of jumping from Pile Driver to Back Drop (and
    back) without getting hit. This can be done many ways, an example is the
    "Haggar Driver Loop" ( in section 5TH. ) Since Haggar deals more damage,
    the game makes Haggar's job tougher. If you're Haggar, more enemies show
    up, especially in the later levels.
    
      vs. Grabbing 
    Approach from an angle and grab. If you can't reach them, punch once to stun 
    them and go for the kill. Or if there's a cluster, knock them down with a 
    jump kick and grab the first one that gets up.
    
      vs. Landing 
    When you launch that Pile Driver, any enemy you crush will go flying in 
    the direction Haggar is facing. Use this to steer them into the middle of 
    the screen, where you can grab and throw at your leisure. 
     
      vs. Wrestling 
    Instead of merely grabbing Enemies, Haggar CARRIES enemies. Move them into 
    position and then execute your move. If there's no one near your launch 
    point, commence a Pile Driver. Try to steer it into a pack of enemies when 
    you do. But if there are enemies close by, then Back Drop the thug into 
    them. Go back and forth if you have to. See the next section. 
     
    ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Tactics:
    
      Attack Combo Into Grapple, aka "the Trash Compactor"
    Hold up/down during a combo, excellent for Haggar and his long reach and
    short combo, goes through Slash like nothing. He'll try to block then just
    get suplexed. If I have a big crowd, I'll sit there and do this
    indefinitely, then when I've thrown most of them behind me, I'll turn around
    and do it again (I like calling this the 'Trash Compactor'). It has great
    invincibility, but isn't fool proof; J and Two P and other fast attackers
    can clip you in the back between throws.
    
    (A more difficult yet precise method: Throw Combo - Punch combo a punk,
    but before the finisher, press Away and Punch at the same time to grab and
    Suplex him regardless of distance. -Ed.)
    
      Jump Kick + Jump Drop
    You can cancel a jump kick into a jump drop by holding down and hitting
    attack during the jump kick. This is useful for clearing out any enemies
    that the jump kick may have missed. Ideal situation: You've just tried to
    drop kick two El Gatos and one ducked under it in preparation for his slide.
    Before you hit the ground, you switch to the body splash and make him eat
    pavement.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Tactics.
    
     
    5TH. THE HAGGAR DRIVER LOOP 
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    "I'll make this easy, I'm picking the big dumb guy!"
      - Record Holder, Beating Game with Most Quarters
    
    Haggar requires enemy management and playing smart. He has many weak
    spots, and protecting them takes planning. Here is a detailed example of
    the kind of tactics you'll be using.
    
    ........... 
    Guidelines. 
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       _     _.._ 
      V `.  V    `. ->  <- 
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     These are arrows. They define movement. 
     The asterisks (stars) are puffs of smoke. They define where something used
     to be. Just like a cartoon. 
     
     
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     This is the ground. It defines a surface for skull crushing. 
     
      H   A    B 
     A and B are characters. H defines an angry bollocks-skull-crushing man
     named Haggar. 
     Uppercase means they are fine. 
     Lowercase means they are stunned. 
     
    ......... 
    The loop. 
    ......... 
     
    Stage 1: PREPARE THE LOOP 
     
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    Stage 2: THE LOOP 
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    1ST. INTRO 
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    This walkthrough will highlight any nasty surprises the game throws at you
    and things not to miss along the way. The rest of the game can be passed
    through proper tactics. ForgottenOutcast has also graciously provided
    numerous additional tactics for Haggar players that have been rigorously
    tested on the arcade version on the hardest setting. These sections are
    noted in the text.
    ForgottenOutcast: "My strategies are very strange, I know, but they
    deal with manipulating boss AI using Haggar's ability to drag and throw
    enemies into whatever position he wants."
     
     
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    2ND. SLUM 
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    Once you travel to the lower level, watch out. In the center of the area
    two Bill Bulls charge from offscreen. This part is a good chance for Cody
    to learn close quarters knife fighting. Later after you walk out the boss
    Damnd / Thrasher bursts through the large double doors.
     
       You've got to think, what kind of criminal empire has the goons
       gallivanting around destroying doors and random bits of property
       whenever they feel like it? A frugal one! No clean up - no fees. After
       all when one town falls apart from "Guerilla Urban Planning," you just
       trot over and conquer the next. It worked for Hitler... no problems
       for him. Never.
    
    
      Damnd / Thrasher
    Damnd hops around and kicks, with an occassional punch or two. Throw him, 
    don't try to punch. Once his life bar drops a bit, he hops aside and 
    blows a whistle to summon some goons. Some will come from the left and some 
    will come from behind the door. Watch out because soon Damnd will fly off 
    his perch with a kick. Special to deflect it. When Damnd hops, walk right on 
    top of his landing spot (unless he's kicking) and as soon as he lands grab 
    him.
    
    Once his life meter drops to yellow, and you kill off the first batch of
    goons, Damnd hops aside and summons some more troops. Repeat the same 
    procedure, though watch out for Bottle Hollys just before the end. 
     
    Additional Damnd advice from ForgottenOutcast using Haggar:
    
    Don't approach the door at the end of the stage until you've cleared out all
    enemies. The Two. P sitting just past it will come to you if you wait for a
    few seconds. Approach the door while about in the middle of the screen. When
    Damnd busts out, it's time to roll. Damnd likes to either punch you three
    times or ninjaflipkick you. At a distance he'll skulk about or flip like a
    freak in order to dodge your attacks (in the air, he's invincible) and get
    in close to put the hurt on you. His punches do about 15% damage each and
    the kick will do around 22%.
    
    Here's how to kill him quick as Haggar.
    
    Walk straight up into him or from an angle to grapple. Execute two headbutts
    and a piledriver. Put just a little bit of distance between yourself and
    him, wait for him to get up and come at you.
    
    Meet him with two punches, then walk in and grapple, give him two headbutts
    and the piledriver and he'll be at half his last lifebar. He'll leap to his
    hiding spot and call for backup.
    
    If any of his goons knock you down, he'll laugh at you like the ugly
    crackwhoring Columbian drug lord that he is. A Holly Wood, then a second
    later a J and two Breds will show up. Take them all out quickly if you can.
    
    Damnd will come down with a flying kick a few seconds after they all show
    up; either use the Spinning Clothesline to avoid this, be at the height of a
    Piledriver, be executing a suplex, or dodge. Dodging it is harder than it
    looks, and is best done by holding down and toward him when you see him
    start coming at you; he shouldn't track your position after he's in mid air.
    
    In any case, if he's beside you when he lands, he'll do another stupid
    flipping kick of doom, so avoid being on the same plane as him after he
    comes down.
    
    If you pulled off the previous combos perfectly, doing so much as touching
    him right now will make him run away again, so if at all possible get rid of
    all the other enemies before doing anything to him. If you can pull off a
    punch-punch-headbutt-headbutt-piledriver combo, he'll bite the curb and go
    to wherever ninja flipping dreadlock haired druglords go to in the afterlife
    (I'm betting on Hell). If you let up for even a second, it's time for
    another wave of punks.
    
    Bill Bull, Poison, and two Breds, then a bunch of molotov cocktail throwing
    Holly Woods (their fire can hurt Damnd). Damnd will attack you from his
    perch as he did before, then you can finish him off. He's worth 10000
    points.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Damnd Haggar advice. No this is not an insult. If
    it was an insult I would have said "ForgottenOutcast's DAMNED Haggar
    advice."
    
    Like that.
    
    
    3RD. SUBWAY 
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    `''''''''''--' 
    On the subway train right after the first batch of goons, an Andore will 
    come charging from the right. Later when you approach two barrels, another 
    Andore will come from the right. 
     
    At the end of the train is a tough fight with Andore, Holly Woods, and a
    Bill Bull. Keep moving and try to corner them with the Pipe if you can. 
     
    After you exit the subway train (past the first batch of goons) some barrels 
    will roll from the right. Prepare your special. During the subsequent fight 
    some Bottle Hollys will mix things up with flaming Cocktails. 
     
     
      Sodom / Katana 
       
       A name change to Katana? Come now Sega, what ever could be wrong with
       Sodom? It's the second best name ever (Gomorrah's number one), it's no
       wonder those lads named their friendly little town after it. Ignoring
       that whole "God smiting" thing, I'm sure the neighbors loved it so much,
       they couldn't help but stare. Mrs. Lot for example.
    
    Salt? Pass on it, if you eat before fighting Sodom. Your blood pressure
    will rise dangerously. This boss is so frustrating because for most of
    this fight it's impossible to hit him. He's invulnerable many times: the
    first is at the start of his charge, the second is at the end, and the
    third is when he swings his sword. When Sodom gets up and his head is
    pointed down, he is about to charge at you. Wait a moment, and as soon as
    he runs hit him with a Special or a well-placed punch. If you are Guy,
    use his swords against him, everyone else should avoid this since it
    makes Sodom angier and more likely to charge at you.
    
    
      Additional Sodom advice from ForgottenOutcast using Haggar:
    
    Let it be known that Sodom has three attack phases: Both swords, one
    sword, no swords. Ironically, he is easiest to defeat when he has both his
    swords.
    
    With both swords, Sodom will approach slowly, attempting to engage you at
    the outer limits of his reach (which is slightly greater than Haggar's).
    If you find yourself directly across from Sodom, he will own you badly
    with a x3 combo slice that will take off 80% of your life. While it is
    possible for Haggar's punches to get through Sodom's slices, we will not
    worry about that.
    
    With both swords, Sodom is highly vulnerable to grappling. Haggar can
    simply manuever around and walk into him from directly above or below. We
    want Sodom to have both of his swords whenever he can.
    
    With one or no swords, Sodom is almost unstoppable when he raises from the
    ground. He will pause upon standing up, and he is invulnerable here. After
    a random amount of time, Sodom will execute a death charge that Haggar
    cannot do much to stop aside from a bodysplash, dropkick, or clothesline.
    Neither of these damage Sodom much, and Sodom will repeat his invincible
    death charge when he gets up again. If Sodom has a sword, the charge will
    do 60% damage. If he is unarmed, he does 25% damage.
    
    When you enter the ring, walk to the right while going to the bottom of
    the ring. This is because you must grapple Sodom from the right. Jockey
    for position and make it so you are on the right and he is on the left.
    Also, it is very helpful to have Sodom close to the top side or the bottom
    side of the ring, but not inbetween. Now, grapple him. You MUST headbutt
    him twice and then piledrive him to the left. You can actually get away
    with carrying Sodom to the up or bottom a little, because he is not very
    resistant to grappling right now (but he will be afterward).
    
    The first headbutt disarms Sodom of a katana, the second scrambles his
    brains (the following strategy simply won't work without the second
    headbutt for some reason), and the piledriver disarms him of his other
    katana, cuts his life in half, and positions him in the upper center (or
    downward center, doesnt matter) of the ring.
    
    Now, immediately after the piledriver,you must walk in a V formation. If
    Sodom is close to the bottom of the ring, walk up at an angle, then back
    down into him. If he is close to the top, walk down at an angle, then back
    up into him. If you followed my movements right, Sodom will not execute
    his death charge, but rather will pace about vulnerable to grapples as he
    is with both katanas. He is resistant to grappling now, however, and you
    must quickly administer one or two headbutts then another piledriver. It
    doesn't matter where you position him now.
    
    After the second piledriver, Sodom will death-charge you-- however, if you
    perform the V formation movement like before, there is a very small chance
    he will be vulnerable to grapples again. It doesn't really matter at this
    point. You can simply let him charge you; it will only do 25% of your
    life. Then, allow him to fetch both his katanas.
    
    Manuever and grapple. Administer one/two headbutts and a piledriver (you
    must do at least one headbutt to take both katanas away). Be very quick
    about it; he may escape otherwise. If he does, your best bet's probably a
    clothesline and to try again.
    
    Now, Sodom's life should not be any longer than his name. He will
    death-charge you again, but since his hands are empty, you will still have
    half your lifebar. Let him get his katanas, then grapple, and deal three
    rapid headbutts (or two with a piledriver if you want to be flashy and
    gain extra points). Sodom is beaten.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Sodom Haggar advice.
    
    4TH. BREAK CAR  
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
      Also known as "Bonus Round 1" or "The Culmination of Joe's Worst DMV 
      Mix-Up Ever" 
     
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    .^.
    <1> Grab the Pipe! Punching the car will not work, especially with Guy. 
    'v' Smash here 8 times. 
    .^.
    <2> Then when the sound effect changes and your beatings become ineffective, 
    'v' move here and smash 10 times. 
    .^.
    <3> Go all the way around to here, and smash 15 times. The car should be 
    'v' destroyed. 
        
       103500 is a perfect score. 
    
    SNES players note: the number of hits with the pipe are 5 / 6 / 9 instead.
    
    5TH. WEST SIDE  
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Starting out the level, Sega CD players may find a teleport glitch (see
    GLITCHES). In the bar, after the group with the Elgado, an Andore and a Bill
    Bull will charge from offscreen, followed by Bottle Hollys. Then through the
    second door you are escorted neckfirst to the Andore Arena. Get them in a
    corner and pummel them with the nearest weapon, that's the easiest way to
    win this steel cage match. 
    
    Unless you're playing on the SNES.
    
    Vs. the SNES double barrel-chested andores - This fight has become
    incredibly cheap. In fact it may be the most difficult fight in the entire
    game. Why? They can grapple you instantly from long range. Your lead pipe
    can pass through them like air. For unpredictable moments, they are immune
    to all attacks. ALL attacks. Even your special. Ludicrous.
    Carve a path to victory with the lead pipe. But you can't use it normally.
    You must grab the pipe, get them in a corner, move slightly above them,
    then hold DOWN while swinging the pipe as they get in range. THEN the
    swings will connect.
    
    Alternate strategy from GearBoltz using CODY without taking any damage:
    
    In the arena as soon as the Andores drop in, grab the one on the left
    and throw him at the other one so that they are both on the right side
    of the screen.
    Next, move to the uppermost part of the screen. There are four
    spotlights in the background and counting from left to right go
    underneath the second one, from there you can keep throwing punches and
    the Andores will just walk in to them usually without charging.
    
    End of GearBoltz Andore Arena strategy using Cody.
    
     
      Edi E. 
    Before the fight this bad cop spits out his gum. Eat it off the ground to
    replenish half your life. One of Final Fight's charming life lessons.
    
    Every time he gets up, he swings his baton so stay away after you knock him
    down. Once you beat him down to a yellow life bar, Edi runs to the sides of
    the screen shooting his pistol. If you are a fast character this section is
    not difficult. Move up and down to dodge the shots and intercept him when he
    crosses the middle. If a goon steps in your way throw him aside. As Haggar,
    get a Pile Driver or two on him and you're done.
    
       After you win, the game gives you two free hits. Feel free to kidney
       punch the bastard for shooting you. It's the least you could do.
    
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Edi. E Haggar Method:
    
    Here's how to destroy Edi. E with almost no effort.
    
    As you approach the boss area, stop when you see the large crowd. Go to
    the top of the screen and slowly inch forward until Edi E's lifebar
    appears onscreen. Then walk left and stand just beside the trashcan in the
    background.
    
    Edi will eventually come after you. When he passes the cluster of animated
    onlookers, walk straight down almost to the bottom of the screen then
    start holding down and right. Edi will eventually walk into you and become
    grappled. Administer a Piledriver and nothing else.
    
    Immediately after, retreat to the top of the screen and to a few character
    spaces away from Edi. Wait until he gets up, then repeat the previous
    manuever: walk down until almost to the bottom, then hold down and right.
    If Edi E starts moving away from you, just hold Down to walk in place and
    he should come and get trapped in the Iron Grip of Haggar. Execute one
    headbutt then a Piledriver. Repeat this process  once.
    
    Edi will now be in his Gun Mode. He has no allies, so he is completely
    vulnerable. He will run, but he's not fast enough without any goons to
    hide behind.
    
    Just chase him diagonally, taking care to not walk straight at him (you'll
    probably get shot for it). A quick finish is grappling and dealing 3
    headbutts in a row. Or you can just Piledrive him repeatedly until he
    dies, which is good for points and beatdown factor.
    
    Optionally, you can let Edi get to the right side of the screen. Enemies
    will eventually come. You can get easy points by biding time until the
    enemies arrive, then finish Edi and get all their points in one fell
    swoop. Also remember to eat the Steroid flavored bubblegum to get a huge
    point boost since you're still at full health.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Edi. E Haggar battle method.
     
     
    6TH. INDUSTRIAL AREA 
    .-++------,--.
    `''''''''''--'
    This level is completely missing from the SNES version. For a theory as to
    why, check the CHANGES section of SNES under 1ST. INTRO.
    
    At the start of the level you must walk down the center of the columns of fire. 
    Then at the end you are greeted by some goons. Throw them into the fire to 
    easily roast some barbecue Gears. However the next part is notorious for its 
    difficulty. 
     
      Four columns of fire will burn in this sequence:  
       4  1  3  2 
     
    Fire safe spot for GBA Version from Razu:
    There is a tactic to the fire, (4 1 3 2 sequence section, in the factory
    that I have found on GBA. There is a horizontal line above the lower layer
    of flame you can stand on and you seem to be immune to the flames.
    
    Check the screenshot at http://homepage.mac.com/plasmagrey/ffonefire.jpg
    
    End of Razu's safe spot tip.
    
    In the other versions of the game, the only safe spots are the lower left
    corner (as Haggar, you must face left because of his wide stance), and the
    upper right corner (while facing right as Haggar). You can stay here and
    punch or repeatedly use your Special to pass this segment. You'll lose
    some life but not as much as if you had stayed in the fire. 
     
       I wonder what the Mad Gear makes in this factory. It's completely
       devoid of workers, and with all the fighting the gang must never have
       time to start a proper union. No doubt the last man who walked out just
       said "Bollocks! Leave it on" so now the power's almost drained. All
       that's left are essential factory processes such as "Shoe Roaster." I
       wonder if that comes before or after "Drumcan Jewelry Stuffing." Wait a
       minute, that's what they do! They manufacture HAMMERS! Of course, for
       bashing themselves in the head. Hey, rocks are slower.
     
    This hallway is quite deadly. But before it, use the wall for some fun
    (see GLITCHES). The first batch of enemies behind the drumcans will not
    roll them at you, the second batch will. Special like a good Pavlovian
    doggie and you just might get a biscuit. Right after that two Bill Bulls
    will charge from the Right. Hit them with a metal biscuit you found
    inside a drumcan.
    
    Approaching the elevator, you'll find a knife throwing glitch if you're
    quick (see GLITCHES). In the elevator jump away from boss Rolento's
    falling grenades, and if you're Guy use your Off-The-Wall Kick like mad,
    this is where it really shines (where it only shines, really). Also later a
    Steak will drop from the ceiling. Grab it fast because 3 El Gados will
    follow it! In the Sega CD version you may prepare the Gados at your
    leisure (I prefer mine in the corner, pipe-tenderized) but in other
    versions you must rush, Rolento is coming!
    
      Rolento 
    Rolento will start off with his own version of the Off-The-Wall kick, and
    that's your cue to respond with a kick or Special of your own. He will also
    stab you with the butt of his stick. This is mostly unavoidable, even if you
    Special, so just use careful timing. Later he will run around very fast
    throwing grenades. Dodge the explosions by hopping like mad. You must catch
    up with him and GRAB him to beat him here.
    
    
    ForgottenOutcast Rolento Strategy Using Haggar:
    Eliminate the 3 El Gados who drop in before Rolento as quickly as
    possible. I suggest walking into the left-most one, suplexing him into his
    brother to the right, and then punch-punch-suplexing as much as you can,
    while staying in that general area. If you get hit, Clothesline out
    immediately.
    
    With luck, the Gados will be dead before Rolento arrives. Without luck,
    though, you'll just have to finish them -- dealing with Rolento is much
    easier with them gone.
    
    Rolento has two phases. In the first, he fights you with l33t commando
    skills. In the second, he turns into a grenade barfing ninja on crack.
    
    First Phase:
    
    Attack 1: Flying Legdrop. Rolento jumps onto the beam in the background,
    walks to your vertical position, then comes down with a flying legdrop.
    This is his opening attack and is easy to counter, provided you have room
    to move. Once he stops and jumps, simply move straight up or down (or even
    left or right). He will miss and stand there, vulnerable for a second.
    This is the move you want him to do. I'll explain why in a second.
    
    Attack 2: Wall Kick. Rolento jumps onto the wall then kicks off to stomp
    your face from the air. Evade by walking diagonally up or down (wherever
    you have more room) towards him ASAP. Hard to capitalize on once you
    dodge, though.
    
    Attack 3: Stick Thrust. This move is pretty bad news. It comes out almost
    instantly with mad priority and high damage. The good thing is that even
    if he hits you, it doesn't knock Haggar down, and Rolento is vulnerable
    immediately afterward.
    
    Attack 4: Hip Toss of Doom. This move sucks. Rolento just immediately
    throws you and geez, it hurts. He doesn't really telegraph it at all,
    except by walking straight toward you. The only way to really stop this
    move is to clothesline or dropkick Rolento as he's coming toward you. No
    real significant offensive advantage can be gained from it. Just hope he
    doesn't do it...
    
    Or don't give him the chance:
    
    Rolento will always open the fight with the Flying Legdrop. If you've
    cleaned out his terrorist buddies and have over half your life, you can
    easily counter this. If the terrorists are still around, you can still
    execute the following technique any time he does the Flying Legdrop..
    
    Dodge to the left or right when Rolento does the Legdrop. Be careful; the
    attack is still dangerous until Rolento is in his standing animation
    again. Unleash the full combo of punch x2, headbutt x2, piledriver. Use
    the piledriver to direct Rolento into a corner. 
    
    Position yourself before Rolento can recover: even if he isn't against a
    wall, make sure you are standing RIGHT next to him as he rises. He will
    stab you with his stick. It will hurt. However, you will be RIGHT next to
    him and he will be vulnerable. Unleash another full combo. Again,
    piledrive him toward a corner.
    
    This will cut deeply into Rolento's health and put him into Attack Phase
    2, which is really hard to predict.
    
    If you got Rolento into a corner, walk diagonally down (or up) from
    standing still for a second. You might catch Rolento. But probably not. He
    will proceed to run around madly dropping grenades everywhere. 
    
    If you stay close to Rolento, he will never stop. Give him some room and
    he'll stop to throw more grenades. With luck, you can nab him as he does
    this. Moving diagonally generally keeps you safe from grenades, but not
    always...
    
    If you manage to get Haggar's hands around Rolento's throat, execute 3
    headbutts. This will either kill him or put him extremely near to it.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast Rolento Haggar Strategy.
     
    7TH. BREAK GLASS 
    .-++------,--. 
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       Place your feet where the X's are so they line up with the lines on
       the floor, the closer you are to center the quicker you will break
       the glass. To beat this, you must break the glass IN THE MIDDLE with
       one hit. If you go too far up or down, then the glass will merely
       crack, or spin and knock you backwards. Jump Kicks are preferred for
       slower characters. Any other method takes too long unless you are
       Guy. 
     
       You can get up to 100000 points for doing it perfectly. 5000 for a 
       one-hit break and 100 points for cracking the glass. 
     
       The SNES version has a much longer break glass round - to get
       Perfect you must nail every pane of glass on the first strike.
       Good luck.
     
    8TH. BAY AREA   
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Once you approach the first yapping dog in the background, watch out because 4 
    Bill Bulls will come charging from both sides of the screen, one right after 
    another. Once you beat them 4 MORE Bill Bulls will charge! 
     
    After the standing barrels, once you reach the lone drumcan two Andores will
    flank you. Be careful when fighting them, as you move right drumcans will
    start rolling, 4 sets of drumcans in total. After this is a freely scrolling
    section with 3 Poisons and a Holly Wood. MOVE quickly here. The Holly Wood
    is the biggest threat so focus on him. Then in front of the public restroom
    grab the pipe and the next section is easy. Just thwack all the J's and
    Slashes. 
     
    When the Bottle Hollys attack, try jumping on top of the tires and waiting
    it out. They just might kill everyone with their Molotovs and you'll get
    free points for doing nothing!
    
    After the Bottle Holly section, Holly Woods will mob you. KEEP MOVING. You
    can't throw a knife if they are too close. Jump kicking is out of the
    question. Cody has it easy here. 
     
    If you can, when you approach the bench warmers, see if you can throw or 
    Pile Drive one of them and knock over 3 tire stacks in a row. It's good 
    clean fun. 
     
      Abigail 
      
      Abigail, Abigail - a textbook case of repressed aggression. A man with a
      woman's name. Just a bit of a "Boy Named Sue" complex, just a bit. But
      it could be worse, right? Like a boy named Poison WHOOPS that's out of
      the bag-
      
    This boss will come charging down the middle of the screen from the right.
    While he is on the sidelines don't go near him, he will choke hold and throw
    you for lots of damage. Instead throw goons at him until he walks to the
    middle, then you can throw him all you want. If he pulls back his fist and
    turns red, SPECIAL because he will super punch your head off. In every other
    respect though, he is a glorified super-Andore.
     
       Note the sign in the background that says "WAY OUT" and points both ways. 
       Where did it come from? Does it have some deep existentialist meaning? 
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Abigail tactics with Haggar:
    Just take your time and beat everybody down, making use of the plentiful
    amounts of food. You'll see a pipe and a katana - grab one if you want.
    There's a strategy centering around just clonking Abigail with a pipe
    repeatedly since it outranges him, but my strategy will focus on
    outwrestling the big man.
    
    You'll know Abigail is coming when the screen stops scrolling and there's no
    enemies. There'll be a sign saying "WAY OUT." He'll come charging in from
    the right of the screen - be ready.
    
    There is a certain trick that only Haggar can really accomplish. You see, if
    you are just a little behind Abigail horizontally and down far away from him
    vertically, he will lose track of you and wander a bit. You can easily walk
    up, grapple him, headbutt him once or twice (I reccomend none, as it may
    screw your timing up) and then piledrive him while he is in this state.
    Haggar can move while he is grappling, and thus he can manipulate Abigail's
    position on the screen.
    
    When Abigail first charges in, he is very vulnerable to being grappled.
    Simply be waiting for him at the middle bottom of the screen, and as he runs
    in, walk up and grapple him from the side. Continue to walk up while holding
    Abigail - but you can only hold him for a short time. Hold up, and in your
    head count ONE. Not one second, just ONE.. then piledrive him.
    
    As you land from the piledriver, hold down and right, going to the bottom of
    the screen and behind Abigail. If Abigail gets up and simply walks to the
    left, you're doing it right - when you see him do this, immediately go,
    grapple him again, and administer the piledriver once more.
    
    Keep Abigail toward the right of the screen as you continue to use this
    technique, to avoid the punks who will be coming to harass you momentarily.
    You should be able to deal out four piledrivers, taking him to a green
    health bar, and then his back up will be here. If you have a buddy, direct
    him to keep those punks off your back while you continue to manhandle
    Abigail. If not, well... Start off by directing your fourth piledriver to
    crash into the oncoming enemy ranks.
    
    If you brought a pipe, you can go crazy swinging and hope you kill everyone,
    but you'll likely get smacked in the face sooner or later. With your bare
    hands, the punch-punch-throw technique works reasonably, so will the
    Clothesline, though Abigail will inevitably come and throw you 20 feet in
    the air, taking off half your life. Fight as best as you can. The technique
    of staying down and behind from Abigail still works, it is just very
    difficult to get the positioning right with punks in the way. Don't worry if
    you die (I did) - this will actually help you.
    
    When you return to life, all of your enemies will be knocked down and you
    will be invincible for a moment. Use this advantage to zero in on Abigail
    and beat him down, possibly unleash a
    punch-punch-headbutt-headbutt-piledriver combo. This will either put him
    away or bring him close to death, and from here, finishing him won't be too
    hard.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Abigail Haggar tips.
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Bay Area guide using Haggar:
    
    Stage 5 has a LOT of barrels and whatnot lying around, but their contents
    are mostly random. I got lucky and found food a lot - try and conserve any
    food lying around, taking out all the enemies before consumption (unless
    you're really hurting for it). Progess little by little, this will help keep
    the enemy's numbers down some.
    
    If you are attacked by mass amounts of Dugs/Jakes and they are all on one
    side of you, you can pretty much kill them all just by doing the standard 3
    hit combo repeatedly.
    
    Watch out for the Slash and Axel enemies - use the Clothesline the second it
    even looks like they might hit you. Their attacks have a frame of wind-up,
    but do ungodly amounts of damage, about half your life. They block your
    attacks, but will still get thrown at the end of your combo if you are
    holding Down.
    
    There's quite a few trouble spots in this level - the first is when you are
    ambushed by a bunch of fat guys. They'll all charge on screen; the first one
    will come from the right. The most reliable way to avoid their charges is to
    be throwing somebody when they're coming at you, so suplex away and
    Clothesline if you have any doubts. There's a lot of healing items right
    after this, so you can spend all of your energy just Clothesline repeatedly
    if you've just got to.
    
    Right after this, you'll be attacked by two Andores. They'll both coming
    running in from the sides of the screen. They're not so tough - use the
    punch-punch-throw technique extensively, and never be caught directly in
    front of an Andore unless you're rearranging his face. His punch has a long
    range, and if he's far enough from you, he'll charge. If you have to get
    close, approach from his sides. There'll be a barrel with a turkey in it
    right near you, so taking damage here isn't a big deal.
    
    Next, you'll see three metal barrels all lined up in a vertical row. Be
    prepared, because they're going to get rolled at you - the best way to bust
    them open is with a Clothesline. The barrels will cough up health restoring
    items with a fair probability, so its worth it. A bunch of Dugs and other
    weak punks will attack you, and barrels will get rolled at you during the
    fight, so stay alert for them.
    
    Then you are attacked a small army of Poisons and Roxys and two of those
    knife wielding terrorists. The prostitutes will basically avoid you while
    looking for a chance to hit you, while the terrorists hang back just out of
    your range and try to throw knives or stab you, or even worse, do one of
    their high priority, long range moves, like leaping at you with knives, or
    sliding into you. The prostitutes are practically human shields for them.
    
    I suggest dealing with the terrorists first. Grab a Roxy/Poison and
    piledrive her while jumping forward, this should get you close to one of the
    terrorists so you can start mopping the floor with him. Be suplexing as much
    as you can, because you are invincible during it. (This is where I died the
    first time. Don't totally ignore Roxy/Poison, because she can kick the crap
    out of you if you let her..)
    
    The next section will be comprised of Jakes, Js, and Slashes/Axels. There's
    a pipe and a katana lying here, so feel free to use them, they are fairly
    effective against these enemies as long as you keep them on one side of you.
    If not, use the punch-punch-suplex technique.
    
    After a while of this, a bunch of firebomb wielding maniacs run onto the
    screen. To get past them, just dropkick them all while moving forward, then
    jump and dropkick again, still moving forward - you'll take out a few of
    them and avoid the fire. For the next part, just get up on the  tires.
    You'll be completely safe, and can deal with the various punks after you
    jump down from the tires. Dropkick/bodysplash anybody waiting for you,
    Clothesline once you land, then jump forward and dropkick a few times,
    Clotheslining as you land if you need to - the whole thing's pretty chaotic
    and that's about as good a plan for getting out relatively unscathed. Just
    keep going forward, keeping enemies off you as best you can - it'll be about
    over once when you see a phone booth. You'll find some chicken in a barrel,
    and then you'll walk into pure hell.
    
    Pure hell is getting attacked by mass amounts of terrorists. First one will
    come from the right, then another from the left, then they just come from
    all over. Luckily, there is a barrel with more chicken readily onscreen, so
    make haste to eat it if your health drops below about 40%. What you want to
    do here, is get surrounded, having all of them very close to you.
    
    This way, you can punch-punch-throw indefinately, not taking many hits at
    all. But if one does hit you, immediately Clothesline everyone. If you get
    knocked down, Clothesline the very milisecond you stand up. If you stay in a
    position where you can successfuly combo & throw repeatedly, and remember to
    go for the chicken before you're almost dead (they WILL get some hits in as
    you go for it), you should come out on top without even losing a life.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Bay Area Haggar Guide.
    
    9TH. UPTOWN 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
       All right, I'm getting fed up with these sign things. Now it's nothing
       but kooky "nin nin" signs everywhere. Didn't the last level have a
       Statue of Liberty? They can't make up their mind if this is Japan or
       America. Is it a Japanese envy of American ways? The East loving the
       West? After all, this place has chandeliers, and they are, indeed,
       bearing TURKEY.
     
    Anyway after the first wave of enemies be ready to Special 4 drumcans from
    the right. In the foyer, Sega CD players will find a wall next to the
    elevator. Use it if you can. Guy's Off-the-Wall Kick is a lot like Haggar's
    Pile Driver, fast, aerial, and closes some serious distance. 
     
    Now take the elevator 15 stories up to Belger's condo. You're greeted by 3 
    Bill Bulls from the right. Once you scroll to the right 3 Andores will 
    appear. Herd them and don't get surrounded. After the Bottle Hollys 2 
    drumcans will come from the left. Break them for a Pipe to use on the group 
    of Slashes. After them, 2 more sets of 2 drumcans are on the right. 
     
     SECRET  
    The entrance to Belger's estate has 4 hidden gems. Walk to the middle, then 
    inch forward and pick them up behind the column. 
     
    Inside, watch for falling chandeliers. Stay out of the middle of the walkway 
    and you should be fine. Right after the 2nd chandelier 4 Bill Bulls will 
    charge from both sides. After the 2 sets of drums watch out because 2 
    Andores will come DIVING from the right! After the Bill Bull group 3 Holly 
    Woods will fall down the middle, to the left. Pass them and you will hit 2 
    sets of 2 drumcans. 
     
     SECRET 
    In the last part of Belger's Mansion with the columns, there are hidden 
    caches of jewelry. To access these rare treats, walk behind a foreground 
    column. Move up and down until you are in the middle, then press Attack to 
    pick up the jewels!  
     
     
       How many non-video-game criminal empires have you seen leaving dirty
       great gob-smacking piles of money around? Eh? "They'll never look here,
       they always walk left to right." I tell you it's tragic, when will
       criminals get a proper portrayal? Now they're terrible accountants.
       Thieving, murderous scum-sucking hives of villainy just get a bad rap.
       But what can you do? You wonder, "Damn, there's got to be a REASON
       they're elected," and then you get shot. "Doubt!! He had it and was
       ready to use it!"
    
    The last gasp of troops before Belger is a tough one, and you have a 
    handicap thanks to the columns: A partially obscured screen. Navigate and 
    fight as you will since this tough team has nearly one of every kind of 
    enemy. Don't get mobbed or you'll lose a life instantly.
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Belger strategy:
    When Belger shows up, just grapple him ASAP, or wait for him to move to
    the other side of the screen, whichever. Piledriving him onto the
    wheelchair is something I always do, but isn't necessary. The thing about
    grappling Belger is that you have to be insanely quick. You don't even
    have a solid second to administer the piledriver, and in fact he can
    wriggle out of it in midair, creating a bizarre animation where Belger
    fires at you in the air but the arrows bounce off of Haggar's invulnerable
    manhood.
    
    Or kneecap, depending on when he fires.
    
    Anyhow. If you grab Belger, jump, and hit attack for the piledriver in one
    smooth, but NOT simultaenous, motion, the piledriver will be executed and
    Belger will lose a crapload of life like every other boss. The aim is to
    piledrive him to the right of the screen, until you are up against the
    window. Once you land, immediately walk down/up -- wherever you have more
    room. Belger, if there's enough vertical distance between you (stay
    parallel to him, however), should then channel the spirit of Keanu Reeves
    and do a Superman leap right to you. When he lands, walk forward to
    grapple and administer a Piledriver. Repeat this basic process until
    there's too many thugs to continue it. 3 Piledrivers will take him down to
    half of his last health bar or thereabouts.
    
    Around this time, Belger becomes immune to grapple. However, this is an
    advantage to Haggar. Use the same strategy of being a far vertical
    distance from Belger but being parallel to him to get him to jump to you
    and try to fire point-blank crossbow bolts, but instead of grappling,
    start a punch combo as soon as he lands while holding Down. Haggar will
    punch twice, then attempt to suplex...
    
    However, Belger is immune to grapples by some divine decree that prevents
    half-dead cripples from being manhandled by robust mayors, and cannot be
    suplexed. However, Haggar will continue his suplex animation -- with all
    of its invincibility. Belger and other thugs will try to stop the wrath of
    Haggar to no avail. Belger's bolts will bounce off of his flexing abs as
    if they hit solid titanium. Haggar will then rise from the suplex
    animation and continue the punches. The cycle repeats until Belger is sent
    flying to his much deserved demise, and the city is at last clean of all
    filth (unless you count the blood everywhere).
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Belger strategy.
    
      Belger
    Belger rolls in on his diabolical wheelchair, holding Jessica hostage. Try
    to punch Belger and you'll get a black-eyed Jessica. So dodge the crossbow
    bolts and grapple the seated Belger as soon as you can. One throw sets
    Jessica free and Belger running; so begins the battle with Capcom's ultimate
    street boss, a crippled midget.
    
    The strategy here is like West Side's boss Edi E, except Belger hops
    constantly while firing endless crossbow bolts. In fact Belger's jumping is
    so madcap that he sometimes lands on henchmen's heads! Because Belger leaps
    no matter how stunned he gets, you can only punch him once or twice before
    he jumps out of range.
    
    So throw him when you can. But be careful, if you stand too close he will
    shoot a ring of bolts straight up into the air to rain on your head.
    Throughout this fight, never line up horizontally with him or bolts will
    surge your way. His crossbow is deadly, but Cody can deflect the bolts with
    punches (Guy must be a crappy ninja if he can't block arrows but a street
    punk like Cody can).
    
    One really subtle detail I like is just before he's about to die, the sky
    outside the window gets darker. Ah, foreshadowing...
    
    10TH. ENDING 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
     
    And the world's shortest fighting game villain falls through the plate glass 
    to his death. 
        
    I love how when Belger screams it plays angelic harps in the background as
    if he's some heavenly figure. Well you can be sure St. Belger is one
    martyr they WON'T be showing in the stained glass window. For the church's
    tastes, that's a bit too ironic.
    
    ****THUD!!!!****
     
    Oh? What's this? You mean I get treated to horrifically sappy music while
    characters I have no emotional connection with engage in saccharine
    melodrama? And us lucky Sega CD owners are treated to voice acting by
    Sega's finest interns?! Where do I sign up?!! Since Sega and Capcom must
    really appreciate the true meaning of pain I'll be doing them a favor by
    pressure massaging their ears, with forks. Oh now it's getting better, Guy
    is kicking Cody's arse. Cody, in his infinite manliness, does what any man
    standing before his girlfriend should do: nothing.
     
      YE GODS! BY THE BUM OF SHAKIRA! 
     
    I have just witnessed HISTORY. Dear friends, it has only taken mankind 90
    years to reach this. The lowest, basest possible moment in the history of
    acting and video games. COMBINED. I have seen Manos: the Hands of Fate, I
    have played Deadly Towers, I have seen the worst of everything in the
    pantheon of Valu-Soft and Polonia Brothers Entertainment, and nothing
    comes close, nothing approaches the vomitous magnitude of maudlin nadir,
    as that moment...
     
      "Ohhh CODY." 
     
    Relive the glory:
    
      Audio Clip  
       http://homepage.mac.com/plasmagrey/music/finalfightending.mp3 
     
      Screenshots 
       http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/scd/a/ffcd-13.gif 
       http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/scd/a/ffcd-14.gif 
       http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/scd/a/ffcd-15.gif 
     
    
     
     
    So you've beaten the game. The ending's finished, and you enter your name,
    and Capcom bids adieu with... GAME OVER. Yes, that's right. Game over.
     
    But there's a minor detail, and that's the fact that you've WON. Of course
    it's right. Literally.  It's just there's a problem with the subtext.
    Imagine your president describing the Olympic Women's Backstroke as
    "tits up" and see how that flies. So Capcom, despite our best efforts
    beating Belger and saving the town, you get the last laugh. I'll be a good
    sport about it, after all you can always
    
    FECK OFF
    
    and keep up that Street Fighter clone-s**t you're churning. Call again
    when you get an original thought. Don't wave that Viewtiful Joe at me, you
    think I forgot the REMAKE?
    
    
    UPDATE - 
    An extra ending?
    
       Hello, Mr Skedar,
       I just read your very entertaining Final Fight FAQ, but was surprised
       to see no mention of the "extra ending" found in the arcade version.
       You know, the one where you get to see photos of the development team
       if you one-credit the game? Man, that's intense...I just finished the
       arcade version this morning with MAME, and used probably about 20!
       Well, first time through.
    
       Tell me what you think about that one-credit ending!
    
       Once again, great FAQ!
    
       James Flanagan
    
    Hello Mr. James.
    You're quite chipper, I like your energy. So let's have a look at this.
    All right, so all I've got to do is beat the game, and not only beat the
    game, but with a ROMhack. Now, there are separate requirements to
    one-crediting it "fairly," besides loose ends you wrap over tea like
    OMNIPOTENCE (and if you're not a god by then, better have your story ready
    for that crowd wielding pitchforks). As you may have noticed one-crediting
    it is the goal of THIS BLOODY FAQ (at least half-arsedly), if its humble
    author hasn't done it what does that say? Oh it's 5:00, I'm late. Pardon
    me I've got to go burn my med books, the janitor at Brooks Publishers
    hasn't cured cancer.
    
    And neither has THIS Janitor. At least not video game cancer - we're still
    drafting the charter for the Foundation for Stopping the Spread of
    Sequels. F**kwits (FSSS.F). Do you know nearly one in three games have it?
    
    But I'm so rude, I forgot to smalltalk. So Mr. Flanagan, how's your
    wife... Morgan Fairchild? Yeah, that's the ticket.
    
    I'll keep ribbing you (good-naturedly) Mr. Flanagan (can I call you
    Tommy?) until we get no hearsay, but hard evidence. Screenshots are
    admissible in the Court of the Commonwealth of Janitor. Court is now
    adjourned.
    
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    1ST. INTRO 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Boss tips, boss guide, boss everything all in one place, for your 
    convenience, at your service, no problem no kidding no fuss no muss no risk 
    no obligation no red tape no down-payment no entry fee no hidden charges no 
    purchase necessary.* 
        
       *With apologies to George Carlin 
      
      vs. Bosses 
    If you're about to defeat a boss, and you're low on life, go after the boss 
    not the goons, the moment he dies so do his minions. 
     
    When a boss is around, don't get inside his range. Even if you're Haggar a 
    boss game is hit and run. An exception is Rolento, you actually need to 
    chase after him to make any progress. 
     
     
    2ND. DAMND / Thrasher 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Damnd hops around and kicks, with an occassional punch or two. Throw him, 
    don't try to punch. Once his life bar goes down a bit, he hops aside and 
    blows a whistle to summon some goons. Some will come from the left and some 
    will come from behind the door. Watch out because soon Damnd will fly off 
    his perch with a kick. Special to deflect it. When Damnd hops, walk right on 
    top of his landing spot (unless he's kicking) and as soon as he lands grab 
    him. 
     
    Once his life meter goes to yellow, and you kill off the first batch of 
    goons, Damnd hops aside and summons some more troops. Repeat the same 
    procedure, though watch out for Bottle Hollys just before the end. 
    
    Additional Damnd advice from ForgottenOutcast using Haggar:
    
    Don't approach the door at the end of the stage until you've cleared out all
    enemies. The Two. P sitting just past it will come to you if you wait for a
    few seconds. Approach the door while about in the middle of the screen. When
    Damnd busts out, it's time to roll. Damnd likes to either punch you three
    times or ninjaflipkick you. At a distance he'll skulk about or flip like a
    freak in order to dodge your attacks (in the air, he's invincible) and get
    in close to put the hurt on you. His punches do about 15% damage each and
    the kick will do around 22%.
    
    Here's how to kill him quick as Haggar.
    
    Walk straight up into him or from an angle to grapple. Execute two headbutts
    and a piledriver. Put just a little bit of distance between yourself and
    him, wait for him to get up and come at you.
    
    Meet him with two punches, then walk in and grapple, give him two headbutts
    and the piledriver and he'll be at half his last lifebar. He'll leap to his
    hiding spot and call for backup.
    
    If any of his goons knock you down, he'll laugh at you like the ugly
    crackwhoring Columbian drug lord that he is. A Holly Wood, then a second
    later a J and two Breds will show up. Take them all out quickly if you can.
    
    Damnd will come down with a flying kick a few seconds after they all show
    up; either use the Spinning Clothesline to avoid this, be at the height of a
    Piledriver, be executing a suplex, or dodge. Dodging it is harder than it
    looks, and is best done by holding down and toward him when you see him
    start coming at you; he shouldn't track your position after he's in mid air.
    
    In any case, if he's beside you when he lands, he'll do another stupid
    flipping kick of doom, so avoid being on the same plane as him after he
    comes down.
    
    If you pulled off the previous combos perfectly, doing so much as touching
    him right now will make him run away again, so if at all possible get rid of
    all the other enemies before doing anything to him. If you can pull off a
    punch-punch-headbutt-headbutt-piledriver combo, he'll bite the curb and go
    to wherever ninja flipping dreadlock haired druglords go to in the afterlife
    (I'm betting on Hell). If you let up for even a second, it's time for
    another wave of punks.
    
    Bill Bull, Poison, and two Breds, then a bunch of molotov cocktail throwing
    Holly Woods (their fire can hurt Damnd). Damnd will attack you from his
    perch as he did before, then you can finish him off. He's worth 10000
    points.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Damnd Haggar advice.
    
    3RD. SODOM / Katana 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    A frustrating quarter-muncher boss because for most of this fight it's 
    impossible to hit him. There are some instances when fighting this boss that 
    he is invulnerable; the first is at the start of his charge, the second is 
    at the end, and the third is when he swings his sword. When Sodom gets up 
    and his head is pointed down, he is about to charge at you. Wait a moment, 
    and as soon as he runs hit him with a Special or a well-placed punch. If you 
    are Guy use his swords against him, everyone else should avoid this since it 
    makes Sodom angier and more likely to charge at you. 
    
      Additional Sodom advice from ForgottenOutcast using Haggar:
    
    Let it be known that Sodom has three attack phases: Both swords, one
    sword, no swords. Ironically, he is easiest to defeat when he has both his
    swords.
    
    With both swords, Sodom will approach slowly, attempting to engage you at
    the outer limits of his reach (which is slightly greater than Haggar's).
    If you find yourself directly across from Sodom, he will own you badly
    with a x3 combo slice that will take off 80% of your life. While it is
    possible for Haggar's punches to get through Sodom's slices, we will not
    worry about that.
    
    With both swords, Sodom is highly vulnerable to grappling. Haggar can
    simply manuever around and walk into him from directly above or below. We
    want Sodom to have both of his swords whenever he can.
    
    With one or no swords, Sodom is almost unstoppable when he raises from the
    ground. He will pause upon standing up, and he is invulnerable here. After
    a random amount of time, Sodom will execute a death charge that Haggar
    cannot do much to stop aside from a bodysplash, dropkick, or clothesline.
    Neither of these damage Sodom much, and Sodom will repeat his invincible
    death charge when he gets up again. If Sodom has a sword, the charge will
    do 60% damage. If he is unarmed, he does 25% damage.
    
    When you enter the ring, walk to the right while going to the bottom of
    the ring. This is because you must grapple Sodom from the right. Jockey
    for position and make it so you are on the right and he is on the left.
    Also, it is very helpful to have Sodom close to the top side or the bottom
    side of the ring, but not inbetween. Now, grapple him. You MUST headbutt
    him twice and then piledrive him to the left. You can actually get away
    with carrying Sodom to the up or bottom a little, because he is not very
    resistant to grappling right now (but he will be afterward).
    
    The first headbutt disarms Sodom of a katana, the second scrambles his
    brains (the following strategy simply won't work without the second
    headbutt for some reason), and the piledriver disarms him of his other
    katana, cuts his life in half, and positions him in the upper center (or
    downward center, doesnt matter) of the ring.
    
    Now, immediately after the piledriver,you must walk in a V formation. If
    Sodom is close to the bottom of the ring, walk up at an angle, then back
    down into him. If he is close to the top, walk down at an angle, then back
    up into him. If you followed my movements right, Sodom will not execute
    his death charge, but rather will pace about vulnerable to grapples as he
    is with both katanas. He is resistant to grappling now, however, and you
    must quickly administer one or two headbutts then another piledriver. It
    doesn't matter where you position him now.
    
    After the second piledriver, Sodom will death-charge you-- however, if you
    perform the V formation movement like before, there is a very small chance
    he will be vulnerable to grapples again. It doesn't really matter at this
    point. You can simply let him charge you; it will only do 25% of your
    life. Then, allow him to fetch both his katanas.
    
    Manuever and grapple. Administer one/two headbutts and a piledriver (you
    must do at least one headbutt to take both katanas away). Be very quick
    about it; he may escape otherwise. If he does, your best bet's probably a
    clothesline and to try again.
    
    Now, Sodom's life should not be any longer than his name. He will
    death-charge you again, but since his hands are empty, you will still have
    half your lifebar. Let him get his katanas, then grapple, and deal three
    rapid headbutts (or two with a piledriver if you want to be flashy and
    gain extra points). Sodom is beaten.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Sodom advice using Haggar.
    
    4TH. EDI E. 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Before the fight this bad cop spits out his gum. Eat it off the ground to 
    replenish half your life. One of Final Fight's charming life lessons. 
     
    Every time he gets up he swings his baton so stay away after you knock him 
    down. Once you get him down to yellow life, Edi runs to the left and right 
    sides of the screen shooting his pistol. If you are a fast character this 
    part is not difficult. Move up and down to avoid the shots and intercept him 
    when he crosses over to the middle. If a goon gets in your way throw him 
    aside. As Haggar get a Pile Driver or two on him and you're done. 
    
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Edi. E Haggar battle plan:
    
    Here's how to destroy Edi. E with almost no effort.
    
    As you approach the boss area, stop when you see the large crowd. Go to
    the top of the screen and slowly inch forward until Edi E's lifebar
    appears onscreen. Then walk left and stand just beside the trashcan in the
    background.
    
    Edi will eventually come after you. When he passes the cluster of animated
    onlookers, walk straight down almost to the bottom of the screen then
    start holding down and right. Edi will eventually walk into you and become
    grappled. Administer a Piledriver and nothing else.
    
    Immediately after, retreat to the top of the screen and to a few character
    spaces away from Edi. Wait until he gets up, then repeat the previous
    manuever: walk down until almost to the bottom, then hold down and right.
    If Edi E starts moving away from you, just hold Down to walk in place and
    he should come and get trapped in the Iron Grip of Haggar. Execute one
    headbutt then a Piledriver. Repeat this process  once.
    
    Edi will now be in his Gun Mode. He has no allies, so he is completely
    vulnerable. He will run, but he's not fast enough without any goons to
    hide behind.
    
    Just chase him diagonally, taking care to not walk straight at him (you'll
    probably get shot for it). A quick finish is grappling and dealing 3
    headbutts in a row. Or you can just Piledrive him repeatedly until he
    dies, which is good for points and beatdown factor.
    
    Optionally, you can let Edi get to the right side of the screen. Enemies
    will eventually come. You can get easy points by biding time until the
    enemies arrive, then finish Edi and get all their points in one fell
    swoop. Also remember to eat the Steroid flavored bubblegum to get a huge
    point boost since you're still at full health.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Edi E. battle plan.
    
    5TH. ROLENTO 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Rolento will start off with his own version of the Off-The-Wall kick, and
    that's your cue to respond with a kick or Special of your own. He will also
    stab you with the butt of his stick. This is mostly unavoidable, even if you
    Special, so just use careful timing. Later he will run around very fast
    throwing grenades. Dodge the explosions by hopping like mad. You must catch
    up with him and GRAB him to beat him here.
    
    ForgottenOutcast Rolento Strategy Using Haggar:
    Eliminate the 3 El Gados who drop in before Rolento as quickly as
    possible. I suggest walking into the left-most one, suplexing him into his
    brother to the right, and then punch-punch-suplexing as much as you can,
    while staying in that general area. If you get hit, Clothesline out
    immediately.
    
    With luck, the Gados will be dead before Rolento arrives. Without luck,
    though, you'll just have to finish them -- dealing with Rolento is much
    easier with them gone.
    
    Rolento has two phases. In the first, he fights you with l33t commando
    skills. In the second, he turns into a grenade barfing ninja on crack.
    
    First Phase:
    
    Attack 1: Flying Legdrop. Rolento jumps onto the beam in the background,
    walks to your vertical position, then comes down with a flying legdrop.
    This is his opening attack and is easy to counter, provided you have room
    to move. Once he stops and jumps, simply move straight up or down (or even
    left or right). He will miss and stand there, vulnerable for a second.
    This is the move you want him to do. I'll explain why in a second.
    
    Attack 2: Wall Kick. Rolento jumps onto the wall then kicks off to stomp
    your face from the air. Evade by walking diagonally up or down (wherever
    you have more room) towards him ASAP. Hard to capitalize on once you
    dodge, though.
    
    Attack 3: Stick Thrust. This move is pretty bad news. It comes out almost
    instantly with mad priority and high damage. The good thing is that even
    if he hits you, it doesn't knock Haggar down, and Rolento is vulnerable
    immediately afterward.
    
    Attack 4: Hip Toss of Doom. This move sucks. Rolento just immediately
    throws you and geez, it hurts. He doesn't really telegraph it at all,
    except by walking straight toward you. The only way to really stop this
    move is to clothesline or dropkick Rolento as he's coming toward you. No
    real significant offensive advantage can be gained from it. Just hope he
    doesn't do it...
    
    Or don't give him the chance:
    
    Rolento will always open the fight with the Flying Legdrop. If you've
    cleaned out his terrorist buddies and have over half your life, you can
    easily counter this. If the terrorists are still around, you can still
    execute the following technique any time he does the Flying Legdrop..
    
    Dodge to the left or right when Rolento does the Legdrop. Be careful; the
    attack is still dangerous until Rolento is in his standing animation
    again. Unleash the full combo of punch x2, headbutt x2, piledriver. Use
    the piledriver to direct Rolento into a corner. 
    
    Position yourself before Rolento can recover: even if he isn't against a
    wall, make sure you are standing RIGHT next to him as he rises. He will
    stab you with his stick. It will hurt. However, you will be RIGHT next to
    him and he will be vulnerable. Unleash another full combo. Again,
    piledrive him toward a corner.
    
    This will cut deeply into Rolento's health and put him into Attack Phase
    2, which is really hard to predict.
    
    If you got Rolento into a corner, walk diagonally down (or up) from
    standing still for a second. You might catch Rolento. But probably not. He
    will proceed to run around madly dropping grenades everywhere. 
    
    If you stay close to Rolento, he will never stop. Give him some room and
    he'll stop to throw more grenades. With luck, you can nab him as he does
    this. Moving diagonally generally keeps you safe from grenades, but not
    always...
    
    If you manage to get Haggar's hands around Rolento's throat, execute 3
    headbutts. This will either kill him or put him extremely near to it.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Rolento Haggar strategy.
     
    8TH. ABIGAIL 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    This boss will come charging down the middle of the screen from the right. 
    While he is on the sidelines don't go near him, he will choke hold and throw 
    you for lots of damage. Instead throw goons at him until he walks to the 
    middle, then you can throw him all you want. If he pulls back his fist and 
    turns red, SPECIAL because he will super punch your head off. In every other 
    respect though, he is a glorified super-Andore. 
    
    ForgottenOutcast's Abigail tactics with Haggar:
    
    Just take your time and beat everybody down, making use of the plentiful
    amounts of food. You'll see a pipe and a katana - grab one if you want.
    There's a strategy centering around just clonking Abigail with a pipe
    repeatedly since it outranges him, but my strategy will focus on
    outwrestling the big man.
    
    You'll know Abigail is coming when the screen stops scrolling and there's no
    enemies. There'll be a sign saying "WAY OUT." He'll come charging in from
    the right of the screen - be ready.
    
    There is a certain trick that only Haggar can really accomplish. You see, if
    you are just a little behind Abigail horizontally and down far away from him
    vertically, he will lose track of you and wander a bit. You can easily walk
    up, grapple him, headbutt him once or twice (I reccomend none, as it may
    screw your timing up) and then piledrive him while he is in this state.
    Haggar can move while he is grappling, and thus he can manipulate Abigail's
    position on the screen.
    
    When Abigail first charges in, he is very vulnerable to being grappled.
    Simply be waiting for him at the middle bottom of the screen, and as he runs
    in, walk up and grapple him from the side. Continue to walk up while holding
    Abigail - but you can only hold him for a short time. Hold up, and in your
    head count ONE. Not one second, just ONE.. then piledrive him.
    
    As you land from the piledriver, hold down and right, going to the bottom of
    the screen and behind Abigail. If Abigail gets up and simply walks to the
    left, you're doing it right - when you see him do this, immediately go,
    grapple him again, and administer the piledriver once more.
    
    Keep Abigail toward the right of the screen as you continue to use this
    technique, to avoid the punks who will be coming to harass you momentarily.
    You should be able to deal out four piledrivers, taking him to a green
    health bar, and then his back up will be here. If you have a buddy, direct
    him to keep those punks off your back while you continue to manhandle
    Abigail. If not, well... Start off by directing your fourth piledriver to
    crash into the oncoming enemy ranks.
    
    If you brought a pipe, you can go crazy swinging and hope you kill everyone,
    but you'll likely get smacked in the face sooner or later. With your bare
    hands, the punch-punch-throw technique works reasonably, so will the
    Clothesline, though Abigail will inevitably come and throw you 20 feet in
    the air, taking off half your life. Fight as best as you can. The technique
    of staying down and behind from Abigail still works, it is just very
    difficult to get the positioning right with punks in the way. Don't worry if
    you die (I did) - this will actually help you.
    
    When you return to life, all of your enemies will be knocked down and you
    will be invincible for a moment. Use this advantage to zero in on Abigail
    and beat him down, possibly unleash a
    punch-punch-headbutt-headbutt-piledriver combo. This will either put him
    away or bring him close to death, and from here, finishing him won't be too
    hard.
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Abigail Haggar tips.
    
    7TH. BELGER 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Belger strategy:
    When Belger shows up, just grapple him ASAP, or wait for him to move to
    the other side of the screen, whichever. Piledriving him onto the
    wheelchair is something I always do, but isn't necessary. The thing about
    grappling Belger is that you have to be insanely quick. You don't even
    have a solid second to administer the piledriver, and in fact he can
    wriggle out of it in midair, creating a bizarre animation where Belger
    fires at you in the air but the arrows bounce off of Haggar's invulnerable
    manhood.
    
    Or kneecap, depending on when he fires.
    
    Anyhow. If you grab Belger, jump, and hit attack for the piledriver in one
    smooth, but NOT simultaenous, motion, the piledriver will be executed and
    Belger will lose a crapload of life like every other boss. The aim is to
    piledrive him to the right of the screen, until you are up against the
    window. Once you land, immediately walk down/up -- wherever you have more
    room. Belger, if there's enough vertical distance between you (stay
    parallel to him, however), should then channel the spirit of Keanu Reeves
    and do a Superman leap right to you. When he lands, walk forward to
    grapple and administer a Piledriver. Repeat this basic process until
    there's too many thugs to continue it. 3 Piledrivers will take him down to
    half of his last health bar or thereabouts.
    
    Around this time, Belger becomes immune to grapple. However, this is an
    advantage to Haggar. Use the same strategy of being a far vertical
    distance from Belger but being parallel to him to get him to jump to you
    and try to fire point-blank crossbow bolts, but instead of grappling,
    start a punch combo as soon as he lands while holding Down. Haggar will
    punch twice, then attempt to suplex...
    
    However, Belger is immune to grapples by some divine decree that prevents
    half-dead cripples from being manhandled by robust mayors, and cannot be
    suplexed. However, Haggar will continue his suplex animation -- with all
    of its invincibility. Belger and other thugs will try to stop the wrath of
    Haggar to no avail. Belger's bolts will bounce off of his flexing abs as
    if they hit solid titanium. Haggar will then rise from the suplex
    animation and continue the punches. The cycle repeats until Belger is sent
    flying to his much deserved demise, and the city is at last clean of all
    filth (unless you count the blood everywhere).
    
    End of ForgottenOutcast's Haggar Belger strategy.
    
    Belger rolls in on his diabolical wheelchair, holding Jessica hostage. Try
    to punch Belger and you'll get a black-eyed Jessica. So dodge the crossbow
    bolts and grapple the seated Belger as soon as you can. One throw sets
    Jessica free and Belger running; so begins the battle with Capcom's ultimate
    street boss, a crippled midget.
    
    The strategy here is like West Side's boss Edi E, except Belger hops
    constantly while firing endless crossbow bolts. In fact Belger's jumping is
    so madcap that he sometimes lands on henchmen's heads! Because Belger leaps
    no matter how stunned he gets, you can only punch him once or twice before
    he jumps out of range.
    
    So throw him when you can. But be careful, if you stand too close he will
    shoot a ring of bolts straight up into the air to rain on your head.
    Throughout this fight, never line up horizontally with him or bolts will
    surge your way. His crossbow is deadly, but Cody can deflect the bolts with
    punches (Guy must be a crappy ninja if he can't block arrows but a street
    punk like Cody can).
     
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    1ST. INTRO 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Well this is certainly new. As Gamepro magazine put it oh so long ago, "a
    fairly boring time-limited test of your punk-thrashing abilities" (perhaps
    boring if you're taking a break from summoning locusts or shrubbery
    combustion). Us mortals find Time Attack challenging, especially since you
    get two lives to defeat enemies that fight on the hardest difficulty
    level. And the glorious backgrounds... Each character gets his own, along
    with a full screen victory pose.
    
    Time Attack features a limited, yet scrolling arena and a constant
    difficulty curve of enemies. You get a tangible indicator of progress, the
    Enemies Defeated counter, and your Time and Score are shown at the end.
    
    But the best part is the training you get. You'll see everything the game
    has to offer except for bosses, all in 99 seconds or less. Encountering a
    microcosm of every fighting situation, in sequence, will hone your skills
    to a razor's edge.  It's even more fun with two players - Now you can
    practice those tactics on every type of enemy, in almost every combination
    you'll encounter. Or you can kill each other over the High Score. They'll
    always dangle that carrot, when humanity becomes brains in boxes they'll
    be arguing over who got tops in "Pac-Brain."
    
    The enemy sequence is fixed, and loops over once you've defeated them all.
    (Quite a feat!) You're first greeted with a batch of four, and as each
    enemy dies, one appears to take his place. The flow stops at each "BREAK,"
    listed below, and a new batch attacks you.
    
    Time Attack Enemy Sequence:
    01-04 Simons, Jake, Dug, Bred
    05 Simons
    06 Dug
    07 Slash
    08 Axl
    09 Slash
    10-12 Roxy, J, Two P.
    13-16 Simons, Jake, Bred, Dug
    BREAK
    17-20 Bill Bull, Dug, Bred, Jake
    21 Simons
    22 Bred
    23 J
    24 Two P.
    25-28 Poison, Poison, Roxy, Roxy
    29 Jake
    30 Dug
    31-32 Wong Who, G. Oliber
    BREAK
    33-37 Bottle Holly, Bottle Holly, Bottle Holly, Bottle Holly
    BREAK
    37-40 Axl, Andore, Slash, Andore Jr.
    41 Andore
    42 Andore Jr.
    43 Slash
    44 Holly Wood (weak)
    45 El Gado
    46 Wong Who
    47 Bill Bull
    BREAK
    48-51 Holly Wood, Roxy, Poison, El Gado
    52-54 U. Andore, F. Andore, G. Andore (Brain Trust)
    55 Andore
    56 Andore Jr.
    57-58 Bottle Holly, Two P.
    59-60 Bottle Holly, Bottle Holly
    RESET
    
    60 enemies total.
    
    2ND. TACTICS
    .-++------,--.
    `''''''''''--'
    
    LIVE - Dodge Bill Bull charges, Roxy / Poison anything, and Axl / Slash
    haymakers. And dodge, of course, the Andore grapples, which can kill you
    instantly.
    
    CLUSTER - If you must Punch Combo, do it to groups - there is no upper
    limit to how many enemies it can hit.
    
    CLOCK - Always be hitting something. Every second you don't cause damage
    is wasted.
    
    DAMAGE - Deal the maximum damage to each enemy possible before he falls
    down.
    
    Sega CD version - A successful non-punch attack can steal hits from your
    Punch Combo. This can ruin the timing of Haggar's Trash Compactor since
    his two first punches are identical. For Guy and Cody you must check your
    punch since you may need to execute your Throw Combo sooner. Example: You
    Special and knock everyone down. If you punch someone right afterwards
    your Punch Combo has one less hit.
    
    For Bred, Two P., and Slash types - Walk towards them and they run away.
    Turn your back to bring them closer.
    
    For Solo Bred / Two P. types that punch you - instead of Specialing to
    break out of it you can walk towards him and Grapple instead.
    
    For groups of Roxy / Poison - Hit and RUN. Dawdle too long and they'll
    flip into the back of your head. Throw or Suplex then dodge up and down.
    
    For grab-happy Andores - Don't stand right where they're getting up, don't
    rush them when YOU get up, and don't let them walk into you even when you
    are punching. During all of these times they are invulnerable and you will
    likely be grabbed. PRAY you are choked and not pile-driven; at least his
    friends can knock you out of it then.
    
    
    3RD. GUY 
    .-++------,--.
    `''''''''''--' 
      SETTING
    It's not the "Bay Area" without a "Bay Bridge." You get a dizzying view
    from the top, and the city, which judging by its friendly locals
    is no doubt Oakland, shimmers in the distance.
    
      TACTICS
    Guy must move! Standing still means certain death. Confuse your enemies
    and keep them on the ground. Holly / Roxy pairs 48-51 will give you
    serious trouble - just hit and run. When the Big Andores show, bat them
    back and forth. If you're precise, you can execute a continuous Throw
    Combo on the Mad Gear Brain Trust.
    
    
    3TH. CODY 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
      SETTING
    A drive-in theater, complete with kitschy billboards and ugly cars (yes I
    know those cars were speedy, I also know that a toad's warts will stay on
    no matter how fast I pitch it).
    
      TACTICS
    Cody fights the clock more than anything else. Lacking the speed of Guy
    and power of Haggar, he kills enemies the slowest. To break 50 you'll NEED
    to grab a knife, and keep it. Drop that, and your chances go with it; the
    power and reach boosts are indispensible. At 48, remove Roxy and Poison
    first or they will swat it out of your hands. Use the knife on the Brain
    Trust to keep them at maximum range, and also, dead.
    
    5TH. HAGGAR 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
      SETTING
    After seeing Guy's level, and now Chinatown, I've got a good idea of what
    city this is. Why Haggar is fighting in Chinatown I don't know. Maybe he's
    auditioning for a Jackie Chan game. Look forward to Ladders, Pool Cues and
    Giant Fish in the Weapons listing. Pardon me, I have just been informed by
    Jackie Chan's lawyers that "ALL items must go in the Weapons listing." But
    remember kids, weapon #1 will always be "Whisky," and not 'cause it's in
    a bottle...
    
      TACTICS
    As Haggar - ignore the clock. They are ping pong balls, you are a room
    full of Suplex mousetraps. As long as you are hitting things you will
    succeed. Suplex Suplex Suplex, while only Pile Driving for breathing room
    and for Andores. What matters is keeping your health intact, since the
    Brain Trust can kill you in a matter of seconds. Placement and tactics are
    essential to living past 50. There, watch out when you are:
    -executing a Grapple
    -recovering from executing a Pile Driver
    -recovering from executing a Suplex
    -recovering from Punching
    -getting up
    since they can hit or grapple you at any of those times.* One missed
    throw, punch, or dodge and your Time Attack attempt is over. 
    
    *"breathing" removed, as that is common knowledge.
    
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    1ST. ARCADE ORIGINAL 
    .-++------,--.
    `''''''''''--'
    This is one case where the original is NOT the best by any stretch of the 
    imagination. Bland tunes and fanfares with little substance and lots of 
    square wave noise round out the original score. It sounds almost 8-bit in 
    its tinny anti-glory. 
     
    2ND. SEGA CD 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
     
      T's music!!  
    The real coup is that they took terrible sounds and made them into something 
    wonderful, adding harmonies and countermelodies where one would not expect 
    them along with live acoustic instruments. The original is reduced to a pale 
    ghost and I feel that this should be considered the TRUE Final Fight 
    soundtrack. The closest way I could describe the sound would be the Police, 
    but with a much more modern and energetic feel. 
     
    T's music has made game music for Hudson Soft, Bandai and Konami. 
     
    If I could find anything about them, anything, I would buy everything they 
    have ever made. These legends have gone on to make awesome tracks for Super 
    Monkey Ball 1 and 2, and I would be incredibly grateful if anyone could find 
    more information on this group. 
     
     Members (?): 
      Taro Hara - Pianist 
      Shinichiro Sato 
      (?) Satoshi Miyashita (?) 
     
     
     Soundtracks by them (from what I know): 
      Time Stalkers, Fire Woman Matoi-gumi - Shinichiro Sato (T's music) 
      Kaeru no Ehon: Adventure for the Lost Memories [PS1] - Chamy (T's music)  
      Sapphire [PC Engine] 
      Super Monkey Ball [GCN] 
      Super Monkey Ball 2 [GCN] 
     
    3RD. SNES 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Marginally better than the original, yet it somehow manages to make the
    ending theme sound WORSE. Somewhere, Capcom USA must be running a tax-free
    country powered by cold fusion... since they can do the impossible.
    
    4TH. GBA 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Future Update.
     
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    COMMENTS
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    01-05-2004 Update from RedRyder1917:
    
       ...when you say that the enemies 'Slash' and 'Hollywood' were misnamed
       and should have been switched... who is Slash's counterpart in the
       game? Axl! Slash and Axl, Guns n' Roses, the quintessential early 90's
       hard rock duo!
    
    RedRyder1917 provides some additional insights:
    
       Also, Andore is obviously a reference to Andre the Giant (and he looks
       a little like him too). There might be a few other references in the
       game too - Edi. E might be a reference to the rapper Easy-E, a flash in
       the pan who was around during the same lame early 90s period of Final
       Fight. He looks black to me, anyway. Abigail looks an awful lot like
       one of the wrestlers from the Legion of Doom (I think his name was
       Hawk), the popular tag team of what was then the WWF. And I'm sure the
       game is filled with other references I would pick up if I played
       through it again.
    
    
    Interesting observations RedRyder1917. In the same vein, "Poison" was a
    1990 song by New Jack Swing group Bell Biv DeVoe, so our "Girl" Friday
    known as Poison may be another pop-culture flashback. "Girl I must warn
    you / I sense something strange in my mind" and "that girl is Poison"
    prove that Bell Biv DeVoe have eagle eyes when it comes to gender
    screening.
    
    
    An interesting trick from Ranger67!
    
       Years ago I accidently found out there was a secret for the arcade
       version that allows you to continue without puting in more money. This
       happened once so I don't know how to repeat it. Anyway I was playing
       the game as Hagar and got beat... [I] went to the continue screen
       (where you are tied up in a wooden shack and next to dynamite)...
       
       Before time ran out my character broke free from the ropes (after that
       you see a cut sceen of the character escaping before the shack blew up)
       and I started the game in the same level I lost in, with the same score
       and everything else when you continue.
       
    How did you do this Ranger67?
    
       I was randomly pressing the jump and attack buttons.
    
    Fascinating Ranger67... I apologize everyone, but I'll have to take a
    break from FAQ writing. There are slot machines and phone dating services
    I must attend to, all of which possess buttons. Afterwards you will be
    able to reach me at my Carribean home (north mansion); just ask for Mr.
    Janitor, even though one of many female voices will answer.
    
    NOTE: There are readers out there who print their FAQs (the forests weep),
    and they have encountered printing problems with the previous paragraph.
    It appears that some manufacturers' ink cartridges rupture when printing
    excess concentrations of "sarcasm." To offset the problem all such
    occurrences will be evenly distributed throughout the FAQ, right after I
    finish building that skyscraper with my coV..c.v.x.b.yw.f.sd.k>k.fy..a..
    
    
    
    More comments? References? Send them to skedarjanitor AT gmail DOT com.
    
    
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    SEGA CD 
    -------------- 
     
    1ST. INTRO 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    In addition to the rewritten full audio voiceovers with lip-synching and
    no scrolling text, the introduction now features several changes to the
    story screens. The map of the city pulsates with an odd Martian glow
    (Captain Commando unavailable for comment), and the "Mad Gear" gang
    description now shows some of these unsavory individuals looting and
    pillaging, up close, in drawings that (judging by the style) must have
    been stolen from a canned "Final Fight/Lunar" crossover. It's a shame, now
    we'll never see Haggar piledriving airships. Anyway, the picture of Haggar
    and his daughter shows a knife striking it with an appropriate "THWIPP,"
    and when Haggar says "you son of a. . ." he less "says" it and more
    "foams" it, with rage. Reading his animated lips reveals a subdued
    dialogue of "my bollocks will CRUSH your heads one and ALL." Finally as
    Guy says "count me in" at the gym, Cody breaks the fourth wall by punching
    it. How I wish that wasn't literal.
     
    2ND. MUSIC 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    All of the canned cheap MIDI from the arcade has been replaced with gorgeous 
    Redbook audio rearrangements courtesy of T's music. More information on the 
    music can be found in Music =6. 
     
     
    3RD. NAMES 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
     
    Damnd     -> Thrasher 
    Sodom     -> Katana 
    Whisky    -> Soft Drink 
    Beer - Removed. 
     
     
    4TH. TIME ATTACK MODE 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Exclusive to the Sega CD version and explained in fuller detail in the TIME 
    ATTACK section. 
     
    5TH. GLITCHES AND MORE 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
      CHEATS 
    Sega CD Rapid Punch CHEAT: At the Options screen, select "EXIT" in the menu, 
    then press Right + B + A + Start. Now during the game all you have to do is 
    hold down the button and the punches will fly. 
     
     
      GLITCHES 
    *At the start of West Side, there's a new glitch: your character can walk
     all the way up and to the left to "teleport" to the bottom of the beer
     bottle covered platform. 
     
    *This next glitch is in the original as well. After the fire sequence in
     Industrial level you can give some goons a nasty headache as Haggar.
     Provoke the goons sitting behind the first set of oil cans by
     approaching them just before the screen scrolls. Then put your back to
     the wall and dodge their attacks. When one of them gets close enough,
     Back Drop him headfirst into the wall! His brains will practically smear
     all the way down the wall as he slides to the middle of the screen. 
     
    *I've done this once in the Industrial level 4 at the elevator doors. A
     Holly Wood is among the enemies there, and right before you continue,
     there should be a lot of knives on the ground as a result. Kill the
     final enemy, then immediately grab a knife and throw it towards the
     doors. They will open, and the knife will bounce off of thin air. 
    
     
      SPRITES 
    *Poison, the female Mad Gears, are now wearing 5 times more clothes. As if 
     that could possibly stop the skank from showing through. That's like trying 
     to cover a spotlight with clear wrap.
    
    *Topless women on the columns in the final level now cover themselves up. 
     They must have been getting cold in the arcade. You could tell. 
    
    *Gone is blood when an enemy is stabbed or a boss is defeated. 
    
    *The Yen sprite is now a coin instead of a bill.
    
    *In the Industrial elevator there are no sprites of the characters sitting on 
     the ledges. Instead they just drop from the sky. 
    
    *The flashing "Break Glass" at the start of the second bonus stage has a 
     piece of the background attached to it.
    
      LEVELS
    *The first segment of the subway now ends with an invisible wall. 
     
    *Edi. E's background has been redrawn. The perspective point is centered in
     the Sega CD version. 
     
    *In Bay Area there is one phone booth at the start instead of 2. 
     
    *The "SEXY" graffiti on the toilet stalls in Bay Area is gone. Oh come on
     that really added to the game. I mean a grimy toilet stall door is the
     very definition of SEXY. 
     
    *There are no phone booths after the rest room in Bay Area. 
     
    *"Confectionary Country" is removed from the background of Uptown. That's
     too bad, the competition from Nin Nin's Bon Bons must have driven them
     under. 
     
    *The chandelier in the foyer to Belger's high rise is gone. 
     
    *During the credits, as Guy and Cody walk by the backgrounds don't change. 
     
     
      SOUND EFFECTS
    *Our hapless voice actor who screams "OHH MY GOD!" at the end of "Break
     Car" has apparently injected with 1000 cc's of pure liquid morphine. The
     actor now breaks from chasing the dragon to mutter "oh. my car" instead.
     To quote Beck in the illustrious poetic soundscape of "MTV Makes Me
     Wanna Smoke Crack," this is "hiiiiigh as the moon / like a rubber
     balloon / Oh. . .get that squeegee."
    
    *The sound effect for breaking a Bottle in midair has been replaced from
     a "tap" to a "resounding crash." Yeah, just a bit overdone. 
     
     
      OTHERS 
    *Items are placed less randomly. More valuable items only show up later
     in the game now. 
     
    *The timing of weapon swings is much less erratic and more regular. 
     
    *There are fewer enemies overall, even on Mania difficulty. More of a
     hardware limitation than a developer's choice. The same brain that could
     imagine Andores could comprehend mercy; I'm sure its owner wouldn't mind
     shooting BLOOD out the ears at such a magnificent contradiction.
    
    *This happened only once (so far) in the lobby to Belger's high-rise.
     Using Guy, I hip-tossed an enemy to the right at that grand invisible
     wall. Somehow "Dug" got stuck in the wall and rocketed up the screen to
     the top, then to the bottom, screaming all the way. At least he died.
     A lot.
     
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    SNES 
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    1ST. INTRO 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--'
    Our intro proceeds as normal. The map of Metro - the Industrial Area?
    Gone? No factories? Then where do all the bloody barrels come - never
    mind. Back on topic. The map of the city. The omnious ransom over the
    phone and - Guy? What? Where are you? And why is Cody talking to himself
    in the gym?
    
    Now wait a minute, Capcom. Just what happened to Guy? Was it the title
    screen? Watch that spin. No one could survive.
    
    No, wait. It's all coming together now. Guy, upon discovering the
    Industrial Area, kicked with glee. For you see, here he had at last found
    a true Wall. He could finally test his years of wall-kick training. At
    long last, he could finally feel the momentum double, triple as he kicked
    off a BOOM!
    
    Reactor wall.
    
    Bugger.
    
    
    2ND. MUSIC 
    .-++------,--.
    `''''''''''--'
    Here the sounds have been remixed into SNES midi. Hear it for yourself and
    learn what hope sounds like when it dies.
    
    3RD. NAMES 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--' 
    Damnd     -> Thrasher 
    Sodom     -> Katana 
    Whisky    -> Soft Drink 
    Radio     -> Hat (?)
    Roxy      -> Sid
    Poison    -> Billy
    Masamune  -> Masamune! (how endearing)
    Beer - Removed.
    
    But really. We've seen the names changed before. It's not what we're here
    for. What we're really here for, is why Poison and Roxy have been changed
    to Sid and Billy.
    
    
    4TH. THE POISON GAME
    .-++------,--.
    `''''''''''--'
    Yes, Sid and Billy, Devo rejects with retro blue 3-d glasses and fab
    muscle shirts that they are obviously too sexy for. They slap you with
    loose wrists, and kick you with a graceful spin. Bit of a poof, wouldn't
    you say? Benefit of the doubt - it was a quick sprite edit. No time to
    make a formerly female character - um - less female. Right?
    
    Let's take a closer look at arcade Roxy / Poison (Preferably upwind).
    
    That prominent chin... style choice. Right?
    
    That falsetto voice... bad recording. Right?
    
    Surely Capcom, a respectable major game company, wouldn't have games full
    of gender-benders... Right?
    
    "With Capcom USA, [Howard] Phillips's team edited some of the grislier
    games that came in from its Japanese parent company, although Capcom's own
    censors weeded out the most offensive touches...When a Capcom USA
    representative suggested that it was tasteless to have the game's hero
    beat up a woman, a Japanese designer responded that there were no women in
    the game. [Here it comes. - Ed.]
    'What about the blonde named Roxy?' the American asked. 
    The designer responded, 'Oh, you mean the transvestite!'
    Roxy was given a haircut and new clothes."
    - P 225, Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World, David Sheff. 1st
         Vintage Books Edition, 1994.
    
    There you have it. In Final Fight, you beat up fake wrestlers, fake band
    members, and fake women. With so much practice, Capcom forgot what real
    things are.
    
    Like sequels.
    
    
    5TH. GAMEPLAY AND MORE 
    .-++------,--. 
    `''''''''''--'
    GAMEPLAY
    *In one word: cheap. The whole game is now cheaper than Roxy's asking
     price. From the invulnerable, grapple-resistant enemies to new Special
     attack immunities, it's all a conspiracy with the pharmeceuticals. They
     just HAD to overstock blood pressure meds...
    
    *Andores will go into immediate attack mode when standing right next to
     you. Much more aggressive.
    
    *When you continue, you do not start where you left off! You are returned
     to the beginning of the level.
    
    *Haggar's Spinning Clothesline has much greater vertical range. If you
     are in the middle, it can hit enemies near the top and bottom of the
     playing field. 
    
    *According to Capcom, there are individuals, perfectly normal people, who
     can make spinning fists and feet pass through their heads like vapor (So
     what if they heal stab wounds with meat, THIS is unbelievable). Now most
     enemies can be immune to special attacks for brief moments, an
     absolute blasphemy to the sanctity of the Special move. 
    
    *In general, you can not just walk up and grapple enemies. It seems they
     must be stunned, or at least distracted. You also cannot grapple an
     enemy by walking vertically towards them while they are punching. You
     will get punched instead.
    
    *Enemies are more slippery. You can inadvertently let go of them during a
     midair pile driver attempt. The timing for performing grapple attacks is
     much more strict.
    
    *If you fall down and get up, enemies can be standing next to you and you
     WON'T grapple them. Tedious.
    
    *If you are hit by ANYTHING, it is far more difficult to recover without
     Specialing.
    
    *Enemies don't fall down when you respawn.
    
    *Life bars all around are shorter. Not sure if they look shorter, or if
     they are shorter.
    
    *Break car bonus stage:
     5 / 6 / 9
     hits with the pipe in the major areas, respectively.
    
    *The game slows down horribly from just ONE flying bottle. A crowd of
     these things makes it go back in time. Destroy a factory and it'll take
     the universe with it.
    
    *Similar violence-reducing sprite changes as in the Sega CD version, such
     as absent blood.
    
    *Similar censorship of backgrounds as Sega CD version, including excised
     graffiti and covered statues.
    
    
    TRANSITIONS
    *The Double-Dragon-esque intro sequence with Damnd (er, Thrasher)
     taunting the Final Fight protagonists is missing. Now your hero just
     walks into the street with no welcoming party. Dramatic tension asks for
     directions.
    
    *Capcom, don't even bother animating your character climbing down stairs.
     Just cut to the next scene.
    
    *Enemies don't bust out of the first door in Slum.
    
    *Busting through fence, walking on catwalk transitions are gone in the
     Subway.
    
    *Intro to Level 3: West Side has no walking and jumping down from the
     "stage."
    
    *Andore "kidnapping" off to the West Side arena is gone.
    
    *Uptown Elevator transition - cut.
    
    
    
    SOUND EFFECTS
    *Haggar's grunt is lower pitched.
    
    *Sound effect for the "sword" slash has been changed to a dull thump
     rather than skin tearing.
    
    *Some sound samples are lower pitched.
    
    *All enemies make Sodom's characteristic death yell upon dying.
    
    *Sound effect for punching door in Bay Area is gone.
    
    
    LEVELS
    *Most areas are truncated, shortened.
    
    *The "basement area" in Level One: Slum is not freely scrolling. And now
     there's a Holly Wood down there.
    
    *In Level Two: Subway, EL Gato appears on the subway platform.
    
    *Andore charging in first Subway car appears later, by some barrels.
    
    *First rolling barrels in Subway tracks - absent.
    
    *Bonus Round Car: Mr. Car's once-in-a-lifetime cameo is closed-captioned.
    
    *The entire Industrial Area has been removed.
    
    *Bonus Round Glass: There are many more panes of glass to break, making
     the round harder but much more interesting.
    
    *Uptown - ALL signs are gone. Just plain buildings.
    
    *The hidden item behind the first column leading to Belger's penthouse is
     a barbecue instead of diamonds.
    
    *Belger's final hallway is missing slats between the panes of glass in
     the background.
    
    *During credits the backgrounds don't change, and of course there is no
     Guy to be found.
    
    
    
    BOSSES
    *Thrasher's drug origin has gone from Colombia to the Dentist's office.
     He laughs unprovoked and constantly.
    
    *Thrasher dies, then gets up and whistles. Then dies. The sky darkens,
     then a plane lands and Guy steps out. Then you play the rest of the
     game. If you have not chosen Guy, in the last level he appears as the
     final boss and...
    
     (By the time you read this, Thrasher's corpse has vanished) I just made
     that up.
    
    *The West Side Andore battle has become nigh impossible. Check 5TH. WEST
     SIDE for tips.
    
    *You lose the free punch on Edi E.
    
    *The falling Belger cutscene appears AFTER Round 5 clear, instead of
     before. Considering this makes Belger fall from the top of the building
     for about five minutes, it's a wonder the moon hasn't hit it yet.
    
    
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    10-19-2005 2.22
    Time Attack tactics - it's got so much depth, the abyss is staring back
    already! Looking at the whole thing, with all these updates it's gone
    through it's right well time for a major revision. Having finished all
    that work shifting that big number IN FRONT of all things, I am exhausted.
    
    10-15-2005 1.21
    Capcom Classics Collection update, sweet new boss strategies from
    ForgottenOutcast, and more Time Attack fun.
    
    10-12-2005 1.20
    TIME ATTACK Section! It took long enough. Multiplayer tips, character
    tips, new Advanced techniques, and reader emails! Also, due to protests,
    some jokes have been deleted. They will be placed in other FAQs to quell
    the screaming from the right side of my brain.
    
    05-08-2005 1.19
    SNES version tips and discoveries from GearBoltz. VERSION section also
    relocated to the end, because it's not as important as the content.
    Because this has cut off the FAQ's head, it has grown a new one back,
    the essential INTRODUCTION.
    
    03-19-2005 1.17
    Super Nintendo section added. Great new boss tactics from ForgottenOutcast.
    And the Poison / Roxy controversy is outlined in great detail in
    4TH. THE POISON GAME .
    
    01-07-2005 1.05
    New reader comments section and METRIC WEIGHTS! That's right, no more
    conversion of your favorite character's stats. I know everyone was waiting
    for it so I did what I could. I can't believe I missed it for all this
    time.
    
    11-06-2004 1.04
    New jokes! Seriously. All right and that "improved readability" thing.
    
    10-22-2003 1.01
    ForgottenOutcast's tips and tactics have been added along with some minor
    grammatical fixes. Thanks much!
     
    10-13-2003 1.0
    First version of the guide. The headers are made to resemble the game's 
    headshots, with the life bar defining progression through the guide. Right 
    now I have info on the Arcade and Sega CD versions. For the purposes of this 
    guide, only remakes of the original Final Fight game count, and sequels, 
    spinoffs, and others such as Mighty Final Fight do not. 
        
      Right now this FAQ needs: 
      1. Time Attack section completed. 
      2. Info on the Game Boy Advance and other versions, if possible. 
     
       If you can help, send email to skedarjanitor AT gmail DOT com  . 
    
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    1ST. CREDITS 
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    Arcade 
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    PLANNER 
    <PON G> Nin 
    Akiman 
     
    PROGRAMMER 
    Kanekon 
    Shin 
    Tomiyan 
    Yokoyan 
     
    HARD 
    Kucchan 
     
    CHARACTER 
    DESIGN 
    OBJECT 
    S.Y. 
    Tissue 
    Prince 
     
    CHARACTER 
    DESIGN 
    SCROLL 
    <PON G-1> Mikiman 
    Okachan 
     <PON G2>Fukumary 
     <PON G-3>Nissui 
     
    MUSIC  
    SOUND 
     Youki chan's papa 
     
    SPECIAL THANKS 
     CBX 
     Poo 
     Chin 
     Yamachan 
     
     
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    Sega CD 
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    STAFF 
     
    PLANNER 
    hiralinn 
    g. taishi 
     
    PROGRAMMER  
    yagiee 
    .ngi 
    Gyope 
     
    CHARACTER  
    DESIGN 
    OBJECT 
    Hiralinn 
    OYA BIN 
     
    CHARACTER 
    DESIGN 
    SCROLL 
    MIORIN 
    m"agodo 
    satosa 
     
    MUSIC 
    T's music  
     
    THANKS  
    dan  
    hochan 
    Awave 
     
    SPECIAL THANKS 
    Capcom 
     
    PRESENTED BY Sega 
    
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    SNES
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    PLANNER
    MICKEY
    
    MUSIC SOUND
    BULL
    
    PROGRAMMER
    KANEKON
    IMO
    YOSHILIM
    LEO
    IMG
    
    OBJECT DESIGN
    LEXUS.M
    FISH MAN
    MAGURO
    LAWSON
    SHOJI.K
    
    BACKGROUND DESIGN
    MANASHI
    UCCHAN
    NONNON
    MIKI VAI
    KAKKUN
    
    SPECIAL THANKS
    T.ARTHUR
    MAKICHAN
    
    <ARCADE>
    
    PLANNER
    NIN
    AKIMAN
    
    MUSIC SOUND
    YOUKICHAN'S PAPA
    
    PROGRAMMER
    KANEKON
    SHIN
    TOMIYAN
    YOKOYAN
    
    OBJECT DESIGN
    S.Y
    TESSUE
    PRINCE
    
    BACKGROUND DESIGN
    MIKIMAN
    OKACHAN
    FUKUMARY
    NISSUI
    
    SPECIAL THANKS
    
    CBX
    POO
    CHIN
    YAMACHAN
    KUCCHAN
    
    
    Final text:
    
    THANKS FOR PLAYING!!
    
    PRESENTED BY CAPCOM
    
    2ND. SPECIAL THANKS 
    .-++------,--. 
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      Capcom 
    despite the silliness it truly defined the genre of beat-em-up. 
     
      Sega 
    for a fantastic conversion but especially for getting T's Music for the 
    soundtrack. 
     
      BareBones software  
    for BBEdit. "It's not crap."
    
      ForgottenOutcast
    for his borderline-disturbing Haggar obsession. Without it he wouldn't
    have contributed his great material in Tactics, Point tables, Haggar boss
    tips and even a Haggar Bay Area guide. AND for providing this FAQ author
    with the authentic SNES version of Final Fight for review. There is no one
    more deserving of a 20 pile-driver salute.
    
      GearBoltz
    for some handy SNES version tips.
    
      RedRyder1917
    for some astute cultural observations.
    
      Razu
    for keeping Cody's feet cool.
    
      James Flanagan
    for providing interesting ending info, and having a hot wife.
    
      Ranger76
    for being able to portray talking at length in a single breath, in text.
      
    
    3RD. OTHER STUFF
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    MY FIRST SNES HIGH SCORE: WAR 2,100,282
    
    
    SEGA CD TIME ATTACK HIGH SCORE:
    1P MODE
    Haggar
    TIME......FULL
    DEFEAT.....54
    
    2P MODE
    Haggar
    TIME......FULL
    DEFEAT.....48
    
    
    
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    Whatever it was, wherever it was, it was a joke you didn't get! That's all.
     
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