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    Combo FAQ by Doggie

    Updated: 10/18/02 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    The Ripping Friends
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    Author : Doggie
    
    I've seen too many reviews that state how there is no combo system
    in The Ripping Friends GBA. This mini faq is here to set the 
    record straight.
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    Controls
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    Button (A) : Jump (push to jump / tap to hop)
    Button (B) : Attack
    Button (L) : Grab
    Button (R) : Alternate action (see heading Alternate action)
    
    Dpad UDLR  : Move up / down / left and right
    
    Start      : Skip menus / Pause
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    Alternate Action
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    With the R trigger held down the above controls become :
    
    Button R + (A) : Forward Roll (an evasive move)
    Button R + (B) : Alternate Attack
    Button R + (L) : Special Attack (See heading Special moves)
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    Special moves and Ripping mode
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    Each character has their own unique special move. To activate them the
    character has to have a full red bar, or be in Ripping mode. To go 
    into Ripping mode the player must press buttons (A) and (B) together
    and have a full red bar. 
    
    Whilst in Ripping mode the player character is twice as fast and can 
    jump further than normal. Beware though, Ripping mode only lasts for
    about 5 seconds.
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    Chain-combo system
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    The Chain-combo system was never described in the instruction booklet
    and so many reviewers simply assumed there was no 'system' at all.
    
    However there is a system and quite frankly it's the best feature of 
    the game! Dammit!!! ;__;
    
    Combo's performed between the Ripping Friends are slightly more refined
    than those against the baddies. This was to stop infinite combos from
    occuring, two days after release I realised Slab had one mother of
    an infinite! Ouch! However it only works against the baddies, Yay!
    
    The chain-combo system works exactly like it does in any of the verses
    Capcom games, especially the Marvel verses ones. Just use a different
    attack right after landing one. It's all in the timing, but a tip is
    to watch the characters animation on screen, rather than try to guess 
    when to press the button.
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    Manly Gauge
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    This is the red bar next to the Characters head. To fill it you can
    either hold down attack (B) or pull off some neat combos.
    
    When the bar is full you can either press :
    
    (A) + (B) to go into Ripping mode
    or
    (L) + (R) to use your special move
    
    During Ripping mode you can press (L) + (R) to use your special move.
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    Player characters
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    CRAG
    The all-rounder and the leader of the group. 
    
    Strength          : 3 / 5
    Speed             : 3 / 5
    Jump              : 3 / 5
    
    Attack            : Punch
    Alternate Attack  : Sucker Punch
    Jump Attack       : Drop Kick
    Jump Alt Attack   : Body Slam 
    Special           : Ground Wake Slam
    
    (N) The Sucker Punch momentarily stuns his foe.
    (N) The Body Slam is stronger than the drop kick but knocks foes away.
    (N) The Ground Wake Slam only hurts foes on the ground near him.
    
    BEST COMBO
    Jumping B, B, R + B, L, B, Jumping R + B, R + L
    B, R + B, R + L (hard to time I think)
    
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    RIP
    The angriest of the bunch!
    
    Strength          : 3 / 5
    Speed             : 4 / 5
    Jump              : 3 / 5
    
    Attack            : Punch
    Alternate Attack  : Uppercut
    Jump Attack       : Drop Kick
    Jump Alt Attack   : Shoulder Barge
    Special           : Taunt
    
    (N) The Uppercut knocks foes into the air, a great set up move.
    (N) The Barge is stronger than the drop kick but knocks foes away.
    (N) The Taunt is really a counter, anyone that comes close to Rip is
        repelled by his mighty chin. He's vulnerable from behind though.
        He's YAMAZAKI! *cough*
    
    BEST COMBO
    Jumping B, B, R + B, R + L (my favourite!)
    Foe against a corner - Jumping B, B, R + B, R + B, R + L
    
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    SLAB
    The lumbering man mammoth. 
    
    Strength          : 5 / 5
    Speed             : 1 / 5
    Jump              : 2 / 5
    
    Attack            : Elbow (Shorter ranged than punch)
    Alternate Attack  : Vertical Throw
    Jump Attack       : Drop Kick
    Jump Alt Attack   : Overhead Slam
    Special           : Killer Punch
    
    (N) The Vertical Throw, throws foes into the air, a super set up move.
    (N) The Slam is stronger than the kick, stuns foes for a long time and
        hits foes lying down, but it's pretty tricky to time. .
    (N) The Killer Punch will kill most foes with one hit! OUCH!!! It even
        hits foes from all 4 sides of him, but the range is pretty poor.
    
    With Slab if you tap L whilst he's rolling he'll come out of his roll
    into a grab, he's the only character that'll do this.
    
    BEST COMBO
    Jumping R + B, Jumping R + B, Jumping R + B etc, etc... (dammit!!!)
    Jumping R + B, B, R + B, turn and R + L
    Jumping R + B, B, L, B, Jumping B, Jumping R + B 
    
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    CHUNK
    The young and fast one. 
    
    Strength          : 2 / 5
    Speed             : 5 / 5
    Jump              : 4 / 5
    
    Normal Mode
             (B) Punch
       (R) + (A) Roll
    
    Hero Mode
             (B) Low Punch
       (R) + (A) Duck
    
    Alternate Attack  : Backflip Kick switches between Modes
    
    Jump Attack       : Drop Kick
    Jump Alt Attack   : Jumping Knee
    Special           : Gameboy Advance
    
    (N) I wanted to make Chunk a little different from the rest of the cast
        and so took a little bit of Jhun from KOF and put him into Chunk.
        Nobody at THQ or Creations had the faintest idea what was going on!
    (N) The Low Punch, hits foes lying on the ground. It's a poor infinite
        against baddies but not against the other RF. :)
    (N) The Jumping Knee is a weaker attack than the kick, but it stuns.
    (N) Chunks health is restored slightly when he plays his Gameboy.
    
    WORST COMBO
    Hero Mode - B, B, B, B, B, B, etc, etc... 
    Rubbish! - doesn't work against the RF though, its only saving grace.
    
    BEST COMBO
    Norm Mode - Jumping R + B, B, R + B, L, B, Jumping B, B, B, B, B...!!! 
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    Secret
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    Complete the game and note down the password. In single player mode the
    Gun turrets and Tommy guns now have alternate actions. Hold down (R) 
    and press fire.
    
    Gun Turret (R) + (B) : Sprays bullets like a machine gun.
    Tommy Gun  (R) + (B) : Fires a spread shot of 5 bullets at once.
    
    Also note if you want to carry the Tommy Gun around level 2, simply
    press (B) to drop it, you can drop it off of building edges and pick
    it up later from the ground.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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