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    From: fil@alcatel.demon.co.uk (Fil Brown)
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    Subject: SF2'SCE - Moves list v1.2
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        Fil Brown    rec.games.video.sega      Version: 1.2      Date: 9403.4
        
        STREETFIGHTER II' - SPECIAL CHAMPION EDITION - MEGADRIVE/GENESIS MOVES
      
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    This document is intended to list all of the 'special' and a few not so
    special moves specifically for the MegaDrive/Genesis version of Street
    Fighter 2 - Special Champion Edition.
    
    I created this document to answer easily the many requests I have heard for
    the 'special' moves in SF2SCE.  While most of them are listed in the manual,
    some are not [in my manual, anyway], such as Dhalsim's Corkscrew moves.  This
    is because, although SF2 FAQ's exist, they contain much more information than
    is used for the MegaDrive/Genesis version.
    
    This document can never be complete, but I have tested all the moves listed,
    and hope that they are all accurate.  Any further comments or additions to
    this list would be _most_ welcome at fil@alcatel.demon.co.uk                  
                                                               
    The moves listed are all available while playing in Hyper mode, but not
    necessarily in Champion mode.
    
    The terms used are as follows:
    
           K (any kick)  - but strength/speed/range may depend on power
           Short         - Light Kick [default = A button]
           Forward       - Medium Kick [default = B button]
           Roundhouse    - Hard Kick [default = C button]
           P (any punch) - again power may affect strength/speed/range
           Jab           - Light Punch [default = X [A+Start*] button]
           Strong        - Medium Punch [default = Y [B+Start*] button]
           Fierce        - Hard Punch [default = Z [C+Start*] button]
    
                           * Note:  Start pauses the game with a six-button pad
    
    These terms are considered the standard across all versions as HK for Hard
    Kick also means Hurricane Kick, but I have explained them here for people
    who do not know the meanings.
    
    The directional controls are displayed with the player facing to the right,
    [when the player is facing left, they are reversed], with the moves shown in
    order from left to right, thus this sequence:
    
            |  +  \   +  ----x K
            |      \
            x       x
    
    shows a move where you begin by holding the joypad down, and rotating
    it towards your opponent, pressing any kick button as you reach the toward
    position.  [This is the sequence for Sagat's Low Tiger Shot.]
    
    This notation:
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Strong/Fierce
    
    requires that you are close to your opponent, and that you press either away
    _or_ towards, and either medium _or_ hard punch.  [This is a throw for most
    characters]
    
    Some moves require a 'charge' period, where you hold a direction for 2 seconds
    before continuing with the move, this is shown as:
    
    
           x----  +  2  +  ----x K
    
    This requires that you hold the joypad away from your opponent for 2 seconds,
    then push towards your opponent, pressing any kick button simultaneously.
    [This is M. Bison's Scissor Kick, and Balrog's Dashing Uppercut.]  Remember
    that the time in seconds refers to the time of the timer [if displayed], not
    real time, and that moves can be charged up when blocking, while waiting for 
    a previous move to finish, or while the 'Round X' message appears at the start 
    of a round.  The computer seems not to need this charge time -but that's 
    another story...
    
    For each character I have included a brief description of the moves they use
    most often when the computer is controlling them [Level 4 and above], and a
    brief description of each 'special' move, with further info on the more 
    complex and difficult to perform ones.  The reason I state Level 4 or above is
    that it is perfectly possible on Levels 1-3 to win all of the fights by just 
    walking up to your opponent and punching them in the face or throwing them.
    
    
    
    RYU & KEN
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Ryu is a fast fighter and enjoys pelting you with hundreds of fireballs,
    especially when you are a character who cannot retaliate.  He also uses
    plenty of dragon punches, but after he's performed one he is very vulnerable
    to attack from the side.
    
    Ken's moves are very similar to Ryu's, except that he is stronger, but not
    as fast.  The computer plays him similarly to Ryu with a few subtle
    differences: for example Ken is more fond of the dragon punches than the
    fireballs.  Ken is especially dangerous when he corners you.  Both of them
    always throw you when you are stunned.  For more information on Ken's moves, 
    see Ryu's equivalents.
                                 
    
    FIREBALL  "Ha Do Ken"
    Ken/Ryu's missile attack is easy to perform, and is best used in cancelling
    other player's missile attacks, and dealing with players who continually use
    either Honda's 100 Hand Slap, Chun Li's Lightning Kick, Blanka's Electricity 
    or Bison's Psycho Crusher - as these annoying moves will be swiftly ended.  
    When Zangief is spinning, he cannot be hit by a missile attack.  Note that
    Ken and Ryu, as all the characters are presumably gas-powered as their
    fireballs appear to be blue, instead of the more conventional orange.
    
            |  +  \   +  ----x P [Travels faster with harder punches]         
            |      \
            x       x
    
    
    GOLDEN FIREBALL  "Ha Do Ken"
    This is caused by a 'deliberate bug' in the game, and is most commonly done
    when three or four Fireballs are fired in quick succession.  It does more 
    damage than the usual attack, but moves slower.
    
    
    HURRICANE KICK  "Tatsu Maki Sen Pu Kyaku"
    This is another easy to use move, and can hit an opponent many times when
    trapped in a corner, or stunned.  Use it with caution, as a missile attack
    will take you out, and most characters can just kick you out of the air.
    
            |  +   /  + K x----
            |     /
            x    x
    
    
    DRAGON PUNCH  "Sho Ryu Ken"
    This move I find very difficult to perform, but I find the best method is to
    use a sort of anti-clockwise rotation, but on the lower-right quarter of the
    pad.  As mentioned earlier, this move leaves you very vulnerable to a side 
    attack after it has been performed, but it is always useful to get you out of
    a corner when you're in trouble.
    
            ----x  +  |  +  \
                      |      \
                      x       x P
    
    
    AERIAL HURRICANE KICK  "Tatsu Maki Sen Pu Kyaku"
    This takes a bit a practise before it can be used to any great effect, as an
    escape route from a corner, surprising the slower opponents by getting behind
    them, or for attacks on fighters still in the air.  
    
            x
            |  [to jump]  +  |  +   /  + K x----
            |                |     /
                             x    x
    
    
    POWER THROW
    This move is easy to use when an opponent is stunned, and takes a lot of
    energy, but is too dangerous to use otherwise.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    The move requires that you push towards an opponent and press Hard Punch, so
    a non-stunned opponent would have you on your back before you get to that
    range, unless you could surprise them by jumping over them, or catching them
    as they land.
    
    
    LEG THROW
    This is a variant of the Power Throw, and the same cautions apply.  These moves
    are best used when an opponent is stunned, but not in a corner where a
    Hurricane Kick would be more effective.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Roundhouse
    
    
    AXE KICK
    This is not a special move as such, but deserves a mention, when close to an
    opponent this kick delivers two Hard Kicks in quick succession, and is the
    best move to use on the Special Stages.
    
            When close: Roundhouse
    
    
    LEG SWEEP [KEN: FOOTSWEEP KICK]
    Knocking the enemy off their feet, this move [and the other character's
    equivalents] will prove useful to you as you play the game more, although not
    as fun as the special moves.
    
            |
            |
            x Roundhouse
    
    
    
    E. HONDA
    ~~~~~~~~
    E. Honda is a surprising fighter, while the computer controlled version is
    fairly easy to beat, it is also pretty easy to beat the computer with Honda, 
    making two player games involving a Honda a lot of fun.  While the computer
    likes to try and headbutt and belly flop you, it starts it's 100 hand slap 
    from a distance, giving you a chance to use a missile attack.  Never let Honda
    trap you in a corner.
    
    
    100 HAND SLAP
    This move is very easy to perform, and Honda can be moved while doing it.  If
    an opponent is trapped in a corner, then this move is a real energy sapper.
    It is a somewhat 'dishonourable' way of winning, and two player partners will 
    soon tire of your tactics - but if victory over the computer at all costs is
    your aim, then a quick switch to Honda can get you past that difficult fight.
    
            Press any PUNCH button repeatedly.  [Harder punches move faster]
    
    
    SUMO HEAD BUTT  "Dos Koi"
    This easily-done move is useful for getting yourself across the screen in a
    hurry, but most characters can easily knock your fat figure from the sky when
    you try this move on them.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x P
    
    
    SUMO SMASH
    This move is slightly harder to perform, but can be charged up while blocking
    [as all the Down, Up + Kick moves].  Honda looks absolutely ridiculous while
    he is performing this move, so use a second player's laughter fit to good
    advantage!  It's not a lot of use against a computer opponent, and a Dragon
    Punch will knock you noisily to the ground.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |
            |           |
            x
    
    
    THROW
    As with all throws, tricky to use unless the opponent is stunned.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Strong
    
    
    
    CRUSHING HOLD
    This move is a devastating version of the quicker character's throws, it 
    usually only becomes possible on a stunned character, the victim must quickly 
    press all the buttons to escape before they fall down.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    
    BODY FLOP
    In this move Honda looks to be attempting to sit on you, but hits you with his
    feet instead, a good fast move to open up a round.  Follow up with a kick.
    
              x Short
             / 
            /
    
    
    FLYING CHOP
    Not a 'pigs might fly' joke, but an effective move with the full weight of
    Honda behind it.  Don't expect to follow up too quickly though.
    
              x Fierce
             /
            /
    
    
    KNEE
    Grab the opponent and slam their head into your knee.  A useful move and
    quick [for Honda].
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Forward
    
    
    
    CHUN LI  "Yatta!"
    ~~~~~~~
    Chun Li is regarded by many people as the best fighter, and she is certainly
    the fastest [except maybe Vega].  A computer Chun Li shows off her skills to 
    good advantage, by continually jumping, kicking in the air and, Chun Li's most 
    important ability, jumping right over an opponent and landing behind them with 
    up to a full second's worth of surprise attack.  Chun Li can bounce off the 
    walls when jumping to confuse her enemies and get out of corners when trapped.
    
    
    LIGHTNING KICK  "Yap"
    This move is very destructive, especially when an opponent is trapped.  It is
    easy to do, and blows away the Special Stages.  After you finishing pressing,
    the move carries on for a while, giving you a chance to prepare for your next
    move.  Beware that no-one gets behind you, or fires a missile at you in this
    'lag' time, though.  This move is rather more difficult to perform on the
    fastest speed, however.
    
            Press any KICK button repeatedly.  [Harder kicks move faster]
    
    
    SPINNING BIRD KICK  "Yap"
    This move of Chun Li's is pretty spectacular, but unlikely to catch any 
    computer opponents out, but a Lightning Kick can be prepared for when you
    land, followed by another move.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |
            |           |
            x
    
    
    FIREBALL  "Yap"
    Chun Li's new missile move, the Fireball is fairly tricky to execute, and so
    is not a safe way of neutralising opponent's missiles, Chun Li can more often
    than not, jump forwards over a fireball and kick the opponent in the face.
    The fireball is useful against characters like E. Honda, as described for Ryu 
    and Ken's fireballs.
            
            x----  +   /  +  |  +  \   +  ----x P
                      /      |      \
                     x       x       x
    
    
    BACK FLIP
    This useful move attacks while also getting you out of trouble, but
    you have to be close to start with.  Good for those surprise attacks from 
    behind, though.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Forward
    
    
    BODY THROW
    The usual throw here for Chun Li, effective mainly on a stunned opponent.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    
    AIR SPINNING BIRD KICK
    This move, documented in the manual involves jumping, and performing a
    Spinning Bird Kick while in the air.  As of yet, I have not been able to do
    this move and so it is left out for the time being.  If anyone can give me
    hints on how to do it, I would be most grateful, but I can't see how you can
    charge for two seconds when you've just jumped (ie. pressed up) and you only
    spend about a second in the air!
    
    
    HAND PLANT KICK
    Sweeping the opponent off their feet, with a lot of power and a long reach,
    this move alone can beat some computer opponents.
    
            |
            |
            x Fierce
    
    
    ELBOW
    No surprises here, this move is useful for finishing off an opponent when you
    land next to them when you expected them to be dizzy.  Good at the end of 
    those combos that sometimes need that one extra hit to make their heads spin.
    
            When close: Strong
    
    
    FLYING THROW
    This is a great move, and very satisfying.  You can grab people in the middle
    of their aerial attacks, and slam them to the ground.
    
              x
             /  + When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
            /
    
    
    WALL JUMP
    This isn't an attacking move, but can be used to trick opponents and to get
    behind them.  Remember to release the D-pad as soon as this move begins, both
    to begin charging your next move, and also to avoid jumping back to the same
    position you just got out of.
    
                                      x
            At [left] edge of screen:  \
                                        \
    
    
    
    BLANKA
    ~~~~~~
    I have to admit that Blanka is my favourite character, his lack of many moves
    makes him a challenge, but his long reach is second only to that of Balrog's
    punches [and Dhalsim's stretchy arms of course].  A computer-controlled Blanka
    can give you a lot of trouble, while it uses a large number of spin attacks,
    his long punches and kicks can cause you more aggravation - not forgetting
    that electricity attack when you least suspect it, and watch out - he bites!
    
    
    ROLLING ATTACK
    This move is much like Honda's Sumo Headbutt, in that it won't fool many, and
    they'll kick or punch you out of the air.  Zangief and Balrog don't seem to
    do this though, but be careful.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x P
    
    
    VERTICAL ROLLING ATTACK
    This move is like Honda's Sumo Smash, and about as effective.  It's a very
    fast and violent-looking move that can scare some human opponents out of a
    quick reaction, bringing you crashing down on their heads, with an Electricity
    attack ready for good measure.  However, a quick Dragon Punch and your eyes
    will soon be popping out of their sockets.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |
            |           |
            x
    
    
    ELECTRICITY
    This easy to perform move will prove shocking to your opponents, and it's 
    great to see that all the characters have got their own 'Skeleton-Body'
    graphic while being hit.  Watch out for missile attacks while executing this
    move, though.
    
            Press any PUNCH button repeatedly.
    
    
    HEAD BITE
    I love this move!  It's Blanka's version of the throw, and can really do some
    satisfying damage when an opponent is stunned.  Unfortunately, it's not that
    easy to stun people with Blanka, as he has no missile attacks.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    
    BACK FLIP
    This move is a kick with a difference.  It not only delivers a full strength
    kick, but it blocks attacks and moves you out of danger.  Dhalsim hates this
    one!
    
            x Roundhouse
            |
            |
    
    
    UPPERCUT
    This can be used while blocking, and has a long range ability to remove a
    quarter of your opponents energy.  About three in a row should stun, but by
    that time your opponent will, I think, have cottoned on.
    
            |
            |
            x Fierce
    
    
    KNEE
    Like all Knees, Blanka's is a quick retaliation when you're taking a beating 
    in the corner.
    
            When close: ---x Forward
    
    
    HEAD BUTT
    A double-hitting move, like the Axe Kicks - this move must be done at close
    range.
    
            When close: Fierce
    
    
    
    ZANGIEF
    ~~~~~~~
    Zangief, while being very strong, is dismally slow.  When the computer
    controls him, he takes all your punches, just so he can get in close for his
    Spinning Pile Driver.  Don't let him get near you, a couple of Fireballs
    [that he doesn't bother to block] and he's stunned and history.
    
    
    SPINNING LARIAT
    This move can be executed on the move [sort of], but is pretty easy to defend
    against.  He is invulnerable to missiles while performing it though.
    
            Press all three PUNCH buttons at once.
    
    
    TURBO SPINNING LARIAT
    Another spin that protects you from missiles, but faster and shorter.  It will
    hit characters in the air if you are lucky.
    
            Press all three KICK buttons at once.
    
    
    FLYING KICK
    This simple kick is about Zangief's only attempt at long-range combat, but it
    does hurt!  Easily blocked, leaving Zangief open to attack.
    
               x K
              /
             /
    
    
    SPINNING PILE DRIVER
    This is the most deadly move in the game, and also the most difficult to
    execute.  The only time it can be safely attempted is when your opponent is
    stunned.  I've only managed it a few times on stationary two player 
    characters, but it does some serious damage when you get it right!
    
            x       x                                          x       x
            |  +   /  +  ----x  +  \   +  |  +   /  +  x---- +  \   +  |
            |     /                 \     |     /                \     |
                                     x    x    x
    
            [which represents a 360-degrees clockwise rotation]
    
            Then, when close:  x---- / ----x P
    
    The move must be wholly performed when close to your opponent, and you must
    push into them to grab at the end, as if for a throw.
    
    
    PILE DRIVER
    This is an easier to do version of the Spinning Pile Driver, can only be done
    close up, and is moderately effective.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Strong
    
    
    POWER SQUEEZE
    This is a crushing move, like Blanka's Head Bite, but not as powerful.
    Useful when opponents are stunned, though.
    
            When close: Strong
    
    
    BACK BREAKER
    One of Zangief's many throws, this is a spectacular wrestling move, and does a
    moderate amount of damage.  Can only be used close up, though.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Forward
    
    
    BACK DROP
    Another throw, this one is more powerful, but again is for close-up.  A good
    substitute for the Spinning Pile Driver, if you can't always pull it off when 
    your opponent is stunned, they lose nearly a quarter of their energy.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    
    POWER CRUSH
    Yet another close-up throw, this is the most powerful after the Spinning Pile
    Driver, it removes over a quarter of energy and makes them dizzy.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Roundhouse
    
    
    
    GUILE
    ~~~~~
    Guile is a popular fighter, but difficult to master.  The computer likes to
    send Sonic Booms at you, until it can lure you into coming close enough for
    a Flash Kick.  The good thing about Guile is that most of his moves can be
    charged up while blocking, making him one of the most difficult fighters to
    hit.
    
    
    SONIC BOOM  "Sonic Boom!"
    This missile move is easy to perform, and can be charged up while in a
    defensive crouch, so that even though it is difficult to be fast enough to
    cancel other character's missile attacks, if one gets through then it won't
    do so much damage.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x P
    
    
    FLASH KICK
    This move is effective at any time, but it can be charged when blocking to 
    lure your opponent into it for maximum effect.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |
            |           |
            x
    
    
    BACK DROP
    Guile's variation of the throw is a good move to use when your opponent is
    stunned, otherwise it's rather dangerous.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    
    FLYING THROW
    Like Chun Li's version, this move really takes the stuffing out of an aerial
    attack, but be careful not to get kicked in the face before you grab.
    
               x
              /  +  When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
             /
    
    
    UPPERCUT
    When crouched, Guile can stand up with a massive punch that takes out lazy
    attacks from the air.
    
            When close: Fierce
    
    
    TUMBLE KICK
    This kick is the one where Guile turns upside down, and can be executed in
    one of two ways:
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Roundhouse
    
    The 'away' example is more useful as it gets you out of trouble if your
    opponent retaliates.
    
    
    KNEE
    A rare move that is quick and can be followed up well with a block.
    
            x---- / ----x Forward
    
    
    ROUNDHOUSE FOOTSWEEP
    This is Guile's breakdancing trip move.  His foot trips the opponent once,
    then comes around again in enough time for them to have got up and walked into
    it again.
    
            |
            |
            x Roundhouse
    
    
    
    DHALSIM
    ~~~~~~~
    Dhalsim is a very difficult fighter to master, but can be used to great
    effect, as the computer shows.  When he is controlled by the computer, he
    leaps around a lot and uses his corkscrew moves and his leg slide to wear
    you down.  Dhalsim is best when he gets in control, so don't let him!
    When he teleports, it is normally to appear next to you, and in front - so
    make him pay for his insolence with a quick smack in the mouth, if he appears
    close behind you, you turn round anyway and the punch still hits, and if he
    appears at a distance, you've lost nothing except for your pride as you punch
    at the fresh air.
    
    
    CORKSCREW
    Good move for wearing down opponents, doesn't do much damage, and you must be
    ready to retreat as soon as you hit.
    
            x
            |  +  | P [in air]
            |     |
                  x
    
    
    VERTICAL CORKSCREW
    This move is similar to the Corkscrew, but it has a shorter range, and can be
    continually performed.
    
            x
            |  +  | K [in air]
            |     |
                  x
    
    
    YOGA FIRE
    Dhalsim's missile attack is spectacular, and does as much damage as one of
    Ryu or Ken's Fireballs, but it doesn't stun as quickly.
    
            |  +  \   +  ----x P [Travels faster with harder punches]         
            |      \
            x       x
    
    
    YOGA FLAME
    A reduced range fire attack, but with increased damage, the Flame can be 
    cancelled with a missile attack.  This move is tricky to perform, and because
    of the similarity in the controls, a Yoga Fireball will often come out
    instead.
    
            x----  +   /  +  |  +  \   +  ----x P
                      /      |      \
                     x       x       x
    
    
    YOGA TELEPORT
    This move, which uses the same motion as the Dragon Punch, is very difficult
    to perform.  It is useful against a human opponent, but there is no element
    of surprise against a computer, because it obviously knows exactly where you
    are going to reappear.  There are four variations of this move.
    
    To appear behind your opponent:
    
            ----x  +  |  +  \
                      |      \
                      x       x Any 2 PUNCH buttons [near opponent] 
                                Any 2 KICK buttons [far away]
    
    To appear in front of your opponent:
    
            x----  +  |  +   /
                      |     /
                      x    x Any 2 PUNCH buttons [near opponent] 
                             Any 2 KICK buttons [far away]
    
    
    HEAD BUTT
    Holy double-hitting cranial combinations!  This move is powerful when close,
    but is risky, as with all close moves.
    
            When close: Fierce
    
    
    HEAD SMASH
    A version of the other's crushing moves, most similar to Honda's knee in that
    few people use it, as they tend to use only the hard kicks and punches, and
    never discover it.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Strong
    
    
    SLIDE
    The best trip move, Dhalsim grins inanely as he sweeps your feet from under
    you.
    
            |
            |
            x Roundhouse
    
    
    
    BALROG
    ~~~~~~
    Balrog can't kick, he can't throw, and he can't jump particularly well.  His
    reach is incredible with the Dash and Turn Punches, but unfortunately, his
    punches are _all_ block-able.  His Head Butt can get you when all else fails.
    A computer Balrog cheats.  He continually releases dashing punches, without
    the proper charge time.  But, this is ok.  To beat it, just hit him once, then
    retreat to a crouching block in the corner, and wait while his frenzied
    attacks fail to connect each and every time until the time runs out and you
    win 'on points'.  Well, if the computer can cheat...
    In general, the punch buttons control his left hand, and the kick buttons his
    right hand, so you may want to change the button configurations to easily
    deliver a quick one-two.
    
    
    DASHING STRAIGHT PUNCH
    Look out!  Too late.  This fast move will really knock 'em for six, but don't
    use it too often on the computer, it learns and begins to block you.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x P
    
    
    DASHING UPPERCUT
    Same as the Dash Punch, but more effective against airborne opponents.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x K
    
    
    TURN PUNCH  "Two" - !?
    The mother of all punches, this one will have you opponent bending over
    backwards for you.  Not too difficult to spot this one coming, though.
    
            Hold all three PUNCH or KICK buttons, then release.
    
    The longer you hold the buttons, the harder the punch.  You can charge this
    one up while backing away.
    
    
    UPPERCUT
    Two of these monsters, and your opponent will be seeing stars [or birdies].
    Good when your opponent's in a corner.
    
            |
            |
            x Fierce
    
    
    HEAD BUTT
    IMHO, Balrog's only decent move.  Like Blanka's Head Bite, this one is another
    grab-and-not-let-go move, with dire consequences.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Fierce
    
    
    DROP PUNCH
    One of the few ways of sorting out aerial attacks, or attacking from above
    yourself.
    
               x Fierce
              /
             /
    
    
    RIGHT HOOK
    Not too difficult to pull off, this one.  As mentioned before, the kick 
    buttons control your right hand, and wow, what a right hand!
    
            When close: Roundhouse
    
    
    
    SAGAT
    ~~~~~
    Sagat is a most unpleasant man, and has ripped of all of Ryu and Ken's moves,
    except for the Hurricane Kick.  Instead he can deliver both High and Low
    Tiger Shots.  A computer Sagat will always Tiger Uppercut you, then retreat to
    send alternate High and Low Tiger Shots at you.  You will become sick to
    death of him continually saying "Ti-ger", and this is probably designed to
    break your concentration.
    
    
    HIGH TIGER SHOT  "Tiger"
    Sagat's missile attack is aimed at smaller characters' head height, and can
    be ducked, or negated by a counter-missile.
    
            |  +  \   +  ----x P [Travels faster with harder punches]         
            |      \
            x       x
    
    
    LOW TIGER SHOT  "Tiger" [again]
    This is typical of Sagat's low down cheapness.  You have to jump this one, or
    blast it with one of your own.
    
            |  +  \   +  ----x K [Travels faster with harder kicks]         
            |      \
            x       x
    
    
    TIGER UPPERCUT  "Tiger Uppercut"
    A nasty dragon punch, with variable speeds and ranges, depending on the button
    used.  Leaves Sagat open to counter-attack, assuming he hasn't just punched
    your lights out.
    
            ----x  +  |  +  \
                      |      \
                      x       x P
    
    
    HIGH KICK
    A fearsome kick, which is useful in a corner.
    
            When close: Roundhouse
    
    
    LOW KICK
    Surprisingly, the reverse of the High Kick, this one is a trip move, but does
    a fair bit of damage, too.
    
            |
            |
            x K
    
    
    TIGER KNEE  "Tiger" [groan]
    There are two claimed ways of doing this move, one is the Dragon Punch 
    movement with a kick instead of a punch, but the one that works for me is:
    
                   x K
            |  +  /
            |    /
            x
    
    
    THROW
    I suppose you know what this does by now.  Use it when they're stunned.
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Strong/Fierce
    
    
    
    VEGA  "Yo Vega Wi-hin!"
    ~~~~
    Vega's moves are complicated, and don't take much energy, but it will be no
    surprise to learn that the computer can execute them all perfectly.  A Vega
    controlled electronically will leap about almost continually, pausing only to
    charge for his Swan Dive, or to pose to the crowd.  He can bounce off the
    walls like Chun Li, and is probably the fastest character in the game.
    
    
    SWAN DIVE
    This move is tricky to execute at first, it doesn't do an awful lot of damage,
    but it is certainly spectacular.  In Spain, before diving, Vega will climb the
    wire at the back, he will eventually jump off by himself, but you can hurry it
    up by pressing punch or kick.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |    Then, when diving: ----x P
            |           |
            x
    
    
    BARCELONA
    This is the same as the swan dive, except that Vega throws when he lands on
    his opponent.  This move has more power than the Swan Dive, and is a good way
    to get a throw in without getting too close to your opponent.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |    Then, when diving: P x----
            |           |
            x
    
    
    FACE SLASH
    Vega uses his claws to attack his opponent, but surprisingly they don't take
    away much energy.
    
            When close: P
    
    
    WALL LEAP
    Not an attacking move, this helps you out of a sticky situation.
    
                                      x
            At [left] edge of screen:  \
                                        \
    
    
    LOW LUNGE
    Hit 'em where it hurts!  Well, anywhere you hit 'em hurts when you wear a
    12-inch razor-sharp claw on your fist.
    
            |
            |
            x Fierce
    
    
    CRYSTAL ROLL
    This can hit an opponent six times [but then again, so can a hurricane kick, 
    but have you ever actually seen it hit that many times?].  It is sort of a
    missile attack, but if you are hit, you lose more than your missile.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x P
    
    
    SLIDING KICK
    Can be done while charging a Swan Dive, this move will irritate your opponents
    into submission.
    
            |
            |
            x Roundhouse
    
    
    THROW
    This is pretty self-explanatory by now, use it when they're stunned [by your
    good looks]
    
            When close: x---- / ----x Strong/Fierce
    
    
    
    
    M. BISON
    ~~~~~~~~
    M. Bison is a very, very unpleasant man, I mean, when you lose he has 
    absolutely no qualms about telling you to get lost!  A computer Bison will
    head stomp you a lot, then flame you when he starts to lose  [Psycho-flame
    you that is, not argue with you on the net].   When you are in a corner, 
    he will use the second part of his head stomp move to get behind you and throw 
    you.
    
    
    PSYCHO CRUSHER [FLAMING TORPEDO]
    This move will hit at least four times if you block it, otherwise you will be
    consumed in wiggly blue lines of electricity.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x P
            
    
    FIERY FIST
    Just a punch, well sort of.  When Bison punches he has fists of fire that
    can stun quickly.
    
            When close: P
    
    
    BELLY FLOP
    Unblock opponents with this aerial attack.
    
               x P
              /
             /
    
    
    SCISSOR KICK
    Two hits from this nasty move, charge it while retreating for a surprise when
    they're expecting the Psycho Crusher.
    
            x----  +  2  +  ----x K
    
    
    FLYING KICK
    Like everyone else's [except Balrog's] flying kick, but with a bit more venom.
    
               x K
              /
             /
    
    
    SLIDING KICK
    The same as Dhalsim's, except that Bison can be kicked in the face by a flying
    kick, _while_ he is performing this move.
    
            |
            |
            x K
    
    
    HEAD STOMP
    A complicated move, but very effective.  Hard to block against, and quick for
    stunning.
    
                        x K
            |  +  2  +  |    Then, after the stomp: ----x P
            |           |
            x
    
    
    THROW
    "What's that?", I hear you ask, but you were only joking.
    
            x---- / ----x Strong/Fierce
    
    
    
    Well, that [finally] concludes my guide to the MegaDrive/Genesis versions of
    Street Fighter II' - Special Champion Edition.  I may not have included all of
    the moves, or I may have got some mixed up.  Either way - tell me.  I am at
    fil@alcatel.demon.co.uk - which is the Reply address of this document.
    
    
    Before I go, here is a 'cheat' I know works:
    
    At the Capcom logo at the beginning of the game:
    
                        x
            |  +  Z  +  |  +  X  +  A  +  Y  +  B  +  C
            |           |
            x
    
    You hear Chun Li say "Yatta!", and when you play the one-player game, you can
    use special moves _only_.  This is rather a bitch, but it _does_ make you
    practise!
    
    
    Here's another:
    
    On the screen where you choose Match Play/Elimination:
    
                                         x
    Using controller two:    |  +  Z  +  |  +  X  +  A  +  Y  +  B  +  C 
                             |           |
                             x
    
    Chun Li again shrieks an excited "Yatta!", and each character can be selected
    twice, so that in a match play of 3 rounds (for instance) you could have
    Ryu vs. Ryu, then Ken vs. Ken and then Chun Li vs. Chun Li.  Useful.
    
    
    And now here's a cheat I use a _lot_, this cheat is an adaptation of a
    standard cheat common to nearly all two-player games, where you use the 
    second player to carry on when your original player is in trouble.
    
    The quickest [and easiest] way to get to M. Bison on any level.
    
            1.  Choose Start Game with Player 1
            2.  On the character selection screen, press Start for Player 2
            3.  Pick Player 1 & Player 2 characters
            4.  Use Player 1 to quickly beat in a stationary Player 2
            5.  Press Start to continue Player 2
            6.  Choose another victim, the Player 2 who was just beaten will be
                 crossed out on the map, and you won't have to fight them again.
    
    Note: this cheat does not apply to M. Bison, so you can cross everyone off the
    list, but then you must beat M. Bison.  Of course you won't have had any
    practise this way, so Bison will probably cream you, as you are used to 
    static opponents, so...
    
    A nice variation of this is to actually _have_ two players, ruling that when
    one is beaten, they choose a _new_ character - then when all the characters
    are used up, the winner stays on with their last character to fight M. Bison.
    
    
    Ok, that's it - let me know if there's anything I missed [or anything that I
    _should_ have missed].  
    
    
    Thanks to:
              ps1o@andrew.cmu.edu (Phil Stroffolino) - for the FAQ
              inkblot@leland.stanford.edu (T. Cannon) - for buffers & much more
              euming@mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu (Eu-Ming Lee) - for throws & tips
              sinister.stairs@um.cc.umich.edu - for the Arcade moves & more
              kt12+@andrew.cmu.edu - for the sayings
              cw21219@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu - for the dizzies
              chris@alcatel.demon.co.uk - for Internet access
    
    Thanks also to all the people who have e-mailed me with comments on this list,
    about terminology and Ken's computer-controlled moves in particular, otherwise
    this would still be version 0.9.
    
    Document Licensing Arrangement follows:
    
               you can do what you like with this document in whole or in part
    
    Cheers, 
    
    fil
    
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