Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 (N64 import) Version 1.4 April 16, 2002 By LockeJV FallenLocke@aol.com – feel free to email me with any questions! CHECK OUT MY NEW COMBO DEFENSE in part 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This FAQ is written for www.gamefaqs.com. If you're not viewing this here, you do not have the most updated version. Thanks to Icemaster for providing information for wrestlers and unlocks I did not know. Oh, and thanks to Jamie too, for finding info about the game and for figuring out how to defend against combos. Thanks to Black Tiger @ wrestlezone.com for some unlock tips (marked with '*') You can buy this game at www.buyritegames.com or ebay. Import carts don't fit in the US N64, so you can buy a converter at buyrite, or chop up your cart (or your N64) so it fits in the slot. For those wondering if you should purchase the game – hell yeah! Especially if you are a fan of Japanese wrestling or shoot fighting. It has a shootfighting point system. It has 100 premade wrestlers, and slots for 16 more on the cart. You can also store them on your removable memory card. There is an edit mode that dwarfs WrestleMania 2000's, with probably 100 or more new moves (at least). And it contains ALL the old moves from Revenge and WM2K. So you can make ANYONE. This is the best wrestling game ever. This faq will cover the following: 1. Wrestler List 2. Hidden and new moves 3. Hidden wrestlers 4. Hidden items 5. Guide to shoot fighting 6. Edit mode hints and secrets 7. Revision History You'll be hard pressed to get the most out of this game without a translation guide. There is a great translation guide available on gamefaqs.com written by the Icemaster. Also, http://icemaster.org is a great site for information on this game, and other wrestling games. You will also have a hard time playing this game if you're not familiar with AKI/THQ wrestling games for the N64. See a faq for Wrestlemania2000 or WCW/NWO Revenge if you don't know how to play. 1. Wrestler List AJPW 1 AJPW 2 AJPW 3 Giant Baba Toshiaki Kawada Big Van Vader Mitsuharu Misawa Akira Taue Stan Hansen Yoshinari Ogawa Takao Ohmori Johnny Ace Masahito Kakihara Yoshihiro Takayama Mike Burton Kenta Kobashi Hiroshi Hase Gary Albright Jun Akiyama Jun Izumida Johnny Smith Kentaro Shiga Maunakea Mossman Giant Kimala IWGP 1 IWGP 2 IWGP Jr. Shinya Hashimoto Masahiro Chono Jushin Liger Tatsumi Fujinami Keiji Mutoh El Samurai Kensuke Sasaki Hiroyoshi Tenzan Kendo Ka Shin Shiro Koshinaka Satoshi Kojima Dr. Wagner Jr. Manabu Nakanishi Hiro Saito Shinjiro Ohtani Yuji Nagata Scott Norton Tatsuhito Takaiwa Kazuo Yamazaki Koji Kanemoto Tadao Yasuda FMW, ECW, Garbage Michinoku Pro RINGS Hayabusa The Great Sasuke Kiyoshi Tamura Masato Tanaka Jinsei Shinzaki Tsuyoshi Kousaka Hiromichi Fuyuki TAKA Michinoku Bitsadze Tariel Mr. Gannosuke Gran Naniwa Volk Han Jado Super Delfin Gedo Magnum Tokyo Mike Awesome Shima Nobunaga Genichiro Tenryu Dragon Kid Pancrase PRIDE Battlarts Masakatsu Funaki Nobuhiko Takada Yuki Ishikawa Yoshiki Takahashi Kazushi Sakuraba Alexander Otsuka Minoru Suzuki Enson Inoue Daisuke Ikeda Kengo Watanabe Rumina Sato Minoru Tanaka Semmy Schilt Legends 1 Legends 2 Legends 3 Jumbo Tsuruta Andre the Giant Antonio Inoki Mil Mascaras Akira Maeda Tiger Mask Terry Funk Aleksandr Karelin Naoya Ogawa Dory Funk Jr. Rickson Gracie Riki Chosu Terry Gordy Mark Kerr Don Frye Dr. Death Bas Rutten Atsushi Onita Bruiser Brody The Great Muta Yoshiaki Fujiwara Abdullah the Butcher Ultimo Dragon 2. New moves, and hidden moves. After you have powered your game on approximately 20 times, you will see a black silhouette of Goldberg doing the jackhammer. This means you have unlocked the moves from WCW/NWO Revenge, for use in Edit Mode. Don't flip your power switch like a madman, because you paid way to much for this cart to ruin it. I waited until I was about 15 seconds into the introduction before I turned it off, then back on again. After you have powered the game on for about the 40th time, you will see Mankind doing his mandible claw. This means you have unlocked hidden moves from Wrestlemania2000, for use in edit mode. As you unlock hidden wrestlers, their moves will also be available in edit mode. If you look at the numbers, there are lots of moves missing from the edit mode. They are just not there. I'm not sure if this happened or not, but in a Battle Royal it looked like 2 computer opponents and I grabbed Vader at the same time, and we executed a three man powerbomb. FVGR! This did not happen. Andre the Giant is classified as a superheaviweight. This means you can't give him many of the normal moves. Meaning that in the animations you will really struggle to give him a back suplex, and you'll fall down after you bodyslam him. Excellent animations here. There's a new move series added in VPW2. When you run towards your opponent, normally you would just hit B and do a striking move. The new move (and very cool) is this: run towards your opponent and press the A button to do a running grapple move (you pick the move in edit mode). You can do three moves (one from the front, one from behind, one from the side). The side move is ALWAYS a headscissor takedown. Very sharp, especially Akiyama's suplex and Kobashi's half nelson suplex. Mask Ripping: I don't remember which move number this is, but when your opponent is lying on it's back, there's a head submission hold that looks like an eye gouge. Do this enough times, and you will rip part of your opponents mask off and bust him open. Your opponent's spirit will then go up all the way because he is pissed. Thanks to Gary Hedges for this tip. It works in VPW1 and Revenge as well. Combo Defense: I've been playing THQ games for years, and my buddy just figured this out accidently during a match. When your opponent is giving you a combo, if you hold down R and push in the same direction as your opponent (a 1 in 5 chance), you will block or reverse the strike every time. If your opponent tries a grapple out of the combo, and you hold R and the same direction as your opponent, you will reverse the move EVERY time. If your opponent doesn't use his D-pad, you have to hold down B and R to block the move or strike. This also works when a shoot fighter is striking you on the ground. Tag team shoulder moves: If you grapple your opponent, go behind him, and press the up yellow button, you'll lift him onto your shoulders. Your partner can then use every arial move in the book on him in this position. Put him on your shoulders in the ring, and have your partner do a springboard dropkick from outside the ropes. Or put him on your shoulders outside the ring, and your opponent can do his plancha from in the ring and nail him with a great looking double team. 3. Hidden Wrestlers (unless specified, wrestlers are unlocked in RRS (career) mode) You can tell what month you are in by the number in the top left of the information screen between matches. Unlock Use, How Abdullah Anyone, any mode, when someone bleeds Great Muta Keiji Mutoh, play 10 exhibition mode matches Ultimo Dragon Tokyo, Shiima, Dragon Kid, Play 15 exhibition matches Jumbo Tsuruta Anyone, Win RRS mode Terry Funk Anyone, Win tag tourney, special match Dory Funk Anyone, Win tag tourney, special match Terry Gordy Anyone, Win Real World Tag, special match Andre the Giant Anyone, Win battle Royal Mil Mascaras Any Junior (cruiser), Beat July Bruiser Brody Stan Hansen, Beat May Akira Maeda RINGS, Win RRS mode Aleksandr Karelin Akira Maeda,Beat January Rickson Gracie RINGS or PRIDE, Beat August Mark Kerr PRIDE, Beat October Bas Rutten Pancrase, Beat May Antonio Inoki NJPW, Win RRS mode Tiger Mask NJPW Jr. or Michinoku Pro, Beat January Naoya Ogawa Shinya Hashimoto, Beat July Ricki Chosu NJPW 1 or 2, or Onita, Beat January Don Frye Chono, Inoki, Ogawa, Beat May Atsushi Onita Chono, Sasaki, Muta, or FMW, Beat August Yoshiaki Fujiwara Inoki, Pancrase, BattlArts,Beat October 4. Edit mode unlocks: Pants A14 Three Star Trunks Use Jumbo and Andre to clear June. A15 White Trunks Use Mr. Gannosuke to clear September. A16 Ippon Trunks Beat Inoki by KO in 2 player exhibition. A17 Spotted Trunks Successfully defend the triple crown. B11 Falcon Tights Do a tag match with Hyabusa and Shinzaki in Rally mode. C3 Tiger Mask II Tights Use Misawa to clear January. C6 Footloose Tights Win triple crown with Kawada. C16 Jushin Lyger HW Tights Do Lyger vs Hashimoto in Rally mode. C18 Tiger Mask I Tights Use Tiger Mask to clear September. C19 Tiger Mask III Tights Unlocks itself after several matches. C30 Patriot Tights Use Kobashi to clear July. C31 Kikuchi Tights Do Baba vs Baba in Rally mode. C32 Power Warrior Tights Use Sasaki in Rally mode. C33 Terry Funk's Tights Do 10 exhibition matches with T. Funk. C34 Football Tights Unlocks itself after several matches. D16 Great Muta Tights Do 3 exhibition matches with Muta. D17 Bolo Jeans Unlocks itself after several matches. F10 Great Nita pants Do Onita vs Muta in Rally mode. Shirts B2 Burning T Do 10 exhibition matches w/ Kobashi, Akiyama or Shiga. B7 Bolo T Unlocks itself after several matches. B14 Generic Shirt Unlocks itself after several matches. B15 Tiger King Shirt Use Tiger Mask to clear September. B16 Tiger King Shirt 2 Unlocks itself after several matches. B23 Untouchable T Use Kakihara to clear June. C10 Ultimo Dragon Gear Do 3 exhibition matches w/ Ultimo. Entrance Gear A2 Untouchable Jacket Clear October using Misawa and Ogawa. A6 GET Jacket Win Tag Belts using Kobashi and Ace. (*not All Asian belts, but Unified) C3 Untouchable T Use Kakihara to clear June. C4 Burning T Do 10 exhibition matches w/ Kobashi, Akiyama or Shiga. D6 Muta Headgear Use Muta to clear October. D7 Shinzaki Gear Complete RRS mode with Shinzaki. Masks 10 Mil Mascaras Use a Junior to beat July. 11 Tiger Mask Win Triple Crown w/ Junior from IWGP or Michinoku Pro. 12 Jushin Lyger HW Mask Do Lyger vs Hashimoto in Rally mode. 13 Dark Hyabusa Win first blood match vs TAKA in exhibition. Must bust opponent open twice to win. (*Or use Taka to win a first blood match) 14 Hyabusa Mask Do tag match with Hyabusa and Shinzaki in Rally mode. 15 Patriot Mask Clear July with Kobashi 16 Destroyer Mask Beat Giant Baba by submission in exhibition. 17 Tiger Mask II Clear RRS mode with Shinzaki. (*Or clear February with Great Sasuke using Taka as your tag partner) Face Paint 1-6 Power Warrior Paint Use Sasaki in Rally mode. 1-13 Gold Muta Paint Do 3 exhibition matches with Muta. 1-14 Red Muta Paint Do 3 exhibition matches with Muta. 1-15 Great Nita Paint Do Onita vs Muta in Rally. 1-27 Power Warrior Bandana Use Sasaki in Rally mode. 2-6 Power Warrior Bandana Use Sasaki in Rally mode. Wrist Gear 6 Lyger wristbands Do Liger vs Hashimoto in Rally mode. 8 Hyabusa wristbands Use Hyabusa and Shinzaki in tag match in Rally mode. 5. Guide to shoot fighting Use the translation guide on gamefaq's site to set up the match, and go from there. Shoot fighters can't throw or be thrown into the ropes. They can't do specific moves from a strong grapple, and they can't jump off the ropes. They can't pin their opponent either. In edit mode, you can create a shoot fighter that can hammer throw and pin. Short grapple + A: this is the same as normal wrestlers. You usually have a belly to belly suplex, a knee strike to the body, repeating knee strikes, and a choke take down. Short grapple + B: this will do a combo. Push your D-pad in different directions and press B to do different striking moves. Pressing the A Button during the combo will cause you to do a short grapple move. Long grapple: If you are successful with your grapple, you will automatically take down your opponent, and mount him for punches to the face. Press your B button to strike your opponent. Your D-pad can be used to control where you hit your opponent (face, ribs, side of head). If you punch your opponent long enough, he will turn over, and you can begin punching him in the back of the head. If you press your A button while mounted, you will start fighting to get an arm lock. Short grapple, then R button: Hitting the R button shortly after a successful grapple will cause you to automatically go behind your opponent and take him down with a rear naked choke. Long grapple to opponents back: You will take your opponent down from behind, and mount him while he's face down. Press B button and use the d-pad to begin punching him in the back of the head. To do your special: when your spirit is up, do a short grapple then hit the toggle stick. When your opponent is on the ground: press the L button to mount him and begin punching. See Combo Defense in part 2 to see how to defend against combos. 6. Edit mode hints and secrets To give anyone a mask in edit mode, simply push your D-pad to the right when you are in the appearance menu on the first slot. 7. Revision History 1.0 – Initial Post (2.18.00) 1.1 – Fixed spacing and spelling problems, added moves to Andre and three man powerbomb, the running A move, and revision history. (2.21.00). 1.2 – Made some minor updates and additions throughout the faq. (3.8.00) 1.3 – Added item unlock section. Added notes about combo defense, mask ripping, and shoulder moves. Changed a goof on wrestler names in Pride. 1.4 - Added some unlock info from Black Tiger @ wrestlezone. Mail me at FallenLocke@aol.com with any comments or questions. Thanks again to icemaster for info – his site ROCKS!! (icemaster.org) If anyone knows how to get in touch with this guy, let me know.