Art of Fighting 3 Path of the Warrior Perfect Guide (Ver. 4.4) Unpubished work by Toxic 17/01/2002 (also know as Toxic Avanger) firstname.lastname@example.org ICQ number: 146473636 Differences from ver 4.2 -Fixed code for selecting bosses (thanks to Hero_Fei). -Minor Fixs Rody, Lenny, Ryo, Robert histories. This guide must be only found on: - www.gamefaqs.com - http://cheats.de -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's in it: - Why? - Legal stuff - Legend - About (Guide Notes, What's new in AOF3) - AoF3 Background (Game history) - Characters (Includes combo descriptions and histories) Rody Birts Kasumi Todoh Karman Cole Jin Fu-Ha Lenny Creston Ryo Sakazaki Robert Garcia Wyler Sinclair Wang Koh San - Overall (My thoughs on characters, why some times things fail) - Stages per Character (CPU order) - Moves Names (Names taken from Galen Komatsu FAQ) - Special Days, codes (more thanks to Galen Komatsu) - What's Needed - Thanks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Why?: Art of Fighting 3 Path of the Warrior uses an inovator system of 2D image capture and has beautiful stages, but due to the difficult of the game and the "odd" chain combo system everyone dislikes the game, with this guide at least I want you to know a few combos, so if you don't like the game it will be for personal reasons, about characters odd order, that was just inspiration. By all means I think not as a perfect guide, just like the sound of it.(:P) This guide was writed using DOS edit program, should be perfect on Edit or WordPad -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legal Stuff: AOF 3 and its characters are trademarks of SNK and this FAQ must not be reproduced in any other way than electronically, you have no reason for selling or renting this product and never use the info of this Guide without give credit where it is deserved, note that this game it's called "Art of Fighting - Ryuuoko no Ken Gaiden in the japanese version and it has 298 megabits. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legend: A: JAB B: KICK C: HARD BLOW D: DIS - may leave you open, the longer the taunt takes, the biger decreases the spirit gauge - f: FOWARD bk: BACK d: DOWN u: UP ub, db, uf, df: BETWEEN THE DIRECTIONS - db: down and back - when close bk + C: HIGH PARRY (Stops high attack throwing the enemy, leaving them on the ground, you can be low hitted or throw, cause no damage, still it is useful (Galen Komatsu FAQ list this move as "Sabaki Motion" -what's that?- and the instruction list this as redirection). when close f + C: THROW - cannot be blocked or parried, cannot escape from it, you can duck throw attempts - hold any button: Charging stance -increase spirit gauge, leaves you open - f, f: Front step or dash. bk, bk: Back step or back hop. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About : -All characters have 2 colors, one is selected with the A button an the other one is chosen with the D button. -If something is between () is a move description. -If something is between ** is a move PERFORMING description, wich means effects on characters. -Advice: you can leave the control neutral while performing a move, but you got to be quick, this can help you if you want to perform a quarter cirle motion without getting the direction if doesn't work (mainky thinked for Karman DM, just hate getting a parry if I miss the move...) -Your characters stay the longer on the ground if they have been damaged badly, while the less damage they recibe the quicker they stand up. -On the Juggle section a , means a different move, therefore: f + A A is perform f + a and its follow up. f + A, A is perform f + A and then jab. - If you want to perform all Combos you better understand this - -If you want to run between the hits but your character has a ff move you may try performing ff then back + button, to simplily hit; Example: Ryo: df + A, ff bk + A, A, A, f + A A C B This combo would be imposible without that method... for some strange reason, with Jin you can do ff N + A without getting his ff move... -They are combos that may sound like sick jokes, but they are ALL tested against all or most characters; the harder combos are explained in a section at the end of the juggles; there are combos hard, but not explainded due to the fact that there are similar juggles, thus explained there. -Normal moves are moves wich use stick motions plus buttons and DO NOT spend any spirit gauge. -Special moves are moves wich use stick motions plus buttons and DO spend spirit gauge. -Desperation move is a move that can only be performed while your character is flashing orange AND you have your entire spirit gauge, normally they cannot be block. -Kick counter or Punch counter are Normal moves that must be performed JUST WHEN THE ATTACK IS ABOUT TO CONNECT. THOSE MOVES STOP KICKS OR PUNCH DEPENDING ON THE () MESSAGE. Really hard to perform, yet mostly great damage. -Spirit gauge is the green bar under your energy, increased by holding for some time any button or blocking attacks, decreased by performing Special, Desparation moves or by getting dissed. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN INCREASE YOUR BAR WHEN YOU ARE ON THE FLOOR, but remember to release the button BEFORE you get up, or you will end up on the "charging stance" wich leaves you open, also remember that espirit gauge raises a little gradually, even if you are doing nothing and when you are with low or no spirit bar left the special moves may not come out or come out very, VERY weak; there are three levels of power on the spirit gauge: Green = Maximun power Light Blue = Medium power Purple = Almost no power Many moves will act different or may not be available on the purple level. -Just like the others AoF, the longer the taunt, the bigger the spirit gauge damage, Kasumi special taunt takes 90% of the spirit gauge if you let her finish. -Also from others Aof, you can dispel a energy ball by punching it with GREAT timming, it does not matter what bunch you use, and it does not matter what fireball it is, you may even dispel a HaohShokohKen with a jab. -Such has Fatal Fury games, you have a short jump (press briefly the stick at jumping) and a long jump (hold the stick). -A (Fwd) simbol means HOLD FOWARD DURING THE MOVE. -Most combos can be started after a jumping attack. -Always perform a PURSUIT (df + A or B) after every combo, characters may have different and usually stronger pursuits. -Recovery Moves are moves that you use when your are laying on the floor to get up a little faster using an attack, usually a normal move; I have seen another way of recover wich is a very quick spirit charge; performed by tapping C before the character falls to the floor, but I'm sure that is not the right secuence for this, otherwise I would perform it ratherly often; also there are two tipes of knock downs, one from you fall sitting, from wich you can't perform any recovery and the on you fall down, from this you can properly recover. -Almost every attack juggles on Counter, and for those who already did, they send the opponent far way more up on Counter, note that for same attacks I had experimented differents effects. -When the enemy is on the air and falling down you will lose ALL df and db movements, its a shame; at least on many Counter hits you still can use df moves (like Ryo's counter A, df B C d + A). -Overhead means that must be blocked high, Sweep means that must be blocked low. -Stun and Feint: Stun means that the enemy is walking back after you hit them and the enemy is left standing (You can juggle from this) and Feint is the one who stun, but left the enemy on the floor (You can combo but it is awfuly difficult to send the enemy on the air). -A (Stn) means that the overhead attack will stun when blocked low. -If a combo seems to difficult you may try dashing or walking between the hits, also combos had different timming depending of the foe, I could separate them in: Big: Wyler, Rober, Karman, Rody, Ryo. Medium: Jin, Wang. Small: Sinclair, Kasumi and Lenny. -When you are flashing orange you can perform The Desparation move and your character does more damage, note that Robert and Ryo have a different stance when flashing red. -All jabs can be interrupted with a normal B, so if you want to input A and then f + B or f + A, you have to wait a little, all jabs can be interrupted by C, but I mainly listed the more useful ones. -On the corner your attacks send you way back, but it allows combos such has Ryo: f, bk+B+C, f+A A, A, A, f+A A C B, A, ff + A, (ground) qcb + A * Tested against Karman, started from about half screen from the corner * -On the moves when it say d + A it means to press the joystick and the button at the same time. -"Ultimate Knock Out" (UKO) will occur if you finish off your foe using a Desperation Move when he/she is at 10/05% of energy or less, the benefict of this is that the enemy will be eliminated no matter if is the first round, when a character is UKOed he "dies" with a especial secuence, unless you UKOed using Karman DM. -Special Day occurs when your character is in is birth day, the good thing is that he/she can use DM no matter how full his energy is. -Finshing the game without losing a round will be rewarded with an unique SD image of your character. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Art of Fighting 3 Background: All stories are my own interpetration of the events that happen to occur in Aof3, I have no SNK sources to back up what I say. In this game, most characters are looking for someone and they will surely find him\her on GlassHill Valley, I'm sure this a Mexican province, due to the kind of scenarios displayed on the game, but it is may suspition that this place is the same as south town, I mean, made up from nothing. Robert goes to GlassHill Valley scorting a childhood friend, Freia Lawrence, since Robert disapears from his house not telling anyone his father send an agent from the "Garcia Fundation" to track him, his name his Karman Cole; this man contacts Ryo and ask him Roberts whereabouts, hearing word he is in GlassHill he promptly goes there, feeling trouble Ryo and Yuri also travel to GlassHill (and if there are not trouble, there is always time for a good vacations, Huh?). In GlassHill they found some strange people looking for Robert, Freia, Wyler or Ryo so the Kyokugen ryuu lords quickly enter into action. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Characters: ................................................................................ How it works: Name of character: Who he is and what he seeks. In game notes - Recovery Moves: - Normal Moves: - Special Moves: - Desperation Move: - Juggle starters: - Juggles: - Combo Description: - Playing as Character: ................................................................................ Rody Birts: A private investigator hired by Wyler to look for Freia, he works with a beautiful woman named Lenny Creston, also he has a bad reputation as a private eye; as a second note, Rody is totally convinced that Wyler wants to find Freia for Romantic purposes. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) db + B (Sweep, follow up with B) - Normal Moves: df + B (Overhead, Stn) A C (You may Press A as many times as you want) db + B B (Double sweep) f + B B (first hit Stn and Overhead) f + A A (Can be followed by f+ B B or db+ B)(Fwd) f + A B (Fwd) A + B (Can be followed by d + B B or bk + A) bk + A (Can be duck) df + A (Overhead, Stn) bk + A (Kick counter, hard to do) d + A (Sweep) - Special Moves: qcf + A or C f, bk, f + A * qcf + B * Just like a normal throw, but much better range * - Desparation Move: f, bk, f, bk, f + C - Juggle Starters: f + A A B (3 hits) bk + A (1 hit) f + B (1 hit) df + A (1 hit) A + B bk + A (2 hits) - Juggles: bk + A (+ 1 hit) f + A A, db + B B (+ 4 hits) A + B (+ 3 hits) A + B d + B B (+ 3 hits) A + B bk + A (+ 2 hits) f + A A f+ B B (+ 4 hits) qcf + B (+ 3 hits) qcf + C (+ 1 hit)* f + A, f + A A, db + B B (+ 5 hits) f + A, f + A A f + B B (+ 5 hits) f + A, qcf + A (+ 4 hits)(Not for Lenny) f + A, A + B bk + A (+ 3 hits)(Not for Wang) f + A, A + B d + B B (+ 4 hits)** f + A A, f + A A f + B B (+ 6 hits)*** f + A A, f + A A, db + B B (+ 6 hits)*** * After Counter bk + A or df + A * ** For Wang, Ryo, Karman, 3 hits for everybody else * *** Does not work on Lenny, Todoh and Wang ** Combo Description: Ratherly easy combos for such damage, just focus on high and quickness, don't aproach your foe between the hits Rody can use his combos after all of his juggle starters, the most crappy one his df + A, that is because it has to much range and leave you far away of your foe; but I use it a lot, since it has great range. Hard combos explanation: f + A A db + B B The key for doing this one is the deep of the attacks and the delay of the punches. A + B d + B B This is easy as long as you connect the attacks very deep. f + A A, f + A A B B The trick is to give the two first hits fast and high, that will allow you to land the rest very deeply. Does not work on Lenny, Todoh and Wang. Playing as Rody: Rody has great range and quick moves, you can either focus on a pocking character or a "reactionary" character (means he strikes back after defending or before been attacked, remember that you have a good variation with his f + A chains, also keep in mind that the f, bk, f + A special move can stop the enemy at certain distance when he is attacking you (like Whip's HCF + P), this is a very flexible character and that make him a good choice, note that when you perform qcf + A or C with low spirit (purple) you will see a taunt like move, leaves you really open but it's an odd thing. ................................................................................ Kasumi Todoh: She seeks Ryo Sakazaki, hoping that he may know her father whereabouts, her father (Ryuhaku Todoh) as vanish since he was defeated by Ryo and she has escaped home, just like Robert. She uses her family fighting style and she has trouble speaking English; all the words between " " are japanese, her escape is not a happiness matter to her mother Shizuka, note that she uses Aikido, I have also heard that she uses "Todoh style ancient martial arts"; she was born in Japan. Her parry goes behind the opponent, can be followed by presing A, she has a especial taunt aganist Kyokugen ryuu users, qcb + A can be countered, also she has a close standing A frame (an elbow). - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) ff + B (Overhead) - Normal Moves: df + A (Overhead) df + B (Overhead, Stn) A C (Not from close standing A) * A + B A A + B (Not from close standing A) * bk + B (Can be followed with A + B) d + A (Sweep, Feints on Counter) bk + A (Punch Counter, hard to perform, Stun) f + B B (Fwd) f + B A B (last hit can be replaced by C) (Fwd) f + A A B (last hit can be replaced by C) (Fwd) f + A B (Fwd) ff + A (Can be followed with bk + B or d + B) ff + B (Overhead, can be duck from close) * You may Press A as many times as you want * - Special Moves: qcf + A qcb + A (Overhead, stun if hits) - Desperation Move: b, hcb + A * * Can be belayed by holding A,delay to long and she will fall, can be blocked and has 3 levels of strenght, from the last you cannot combo from * - Juggle Starters: f + B (1 hit) ff + A bk + B (2 hits) bk + A (1 hit)(If succefuly performed) qcb + A (1 hit) b, hcb + A (1 hit)(Desparation move) - Juggles: f + A f + B (+ 2 hits)(After f+B, do it right) A, f + B A C (+ 5 hits) ff + B (+ 1 hit)(Not from f+B, after DM) qcf + A (+ 1 hit)(Not from f + B) qcb + A, A, A + B (+ 3 hits)(On corner) f + B B (+ 2 hits)* f + B A B (+ 3 hits)(After DM) f + B A C (+ 4 hits)(After DM) bk + B, A + B (+ 2 hits) A, bk + B , A + B (+ 3 hits)(Not from f + B) [f + A], A, f + A A C (+ 5 hits)(After f+B, do it right) f + A, A, bk + B, A + B (+ 4 hits)(After f + B) f + A, A, f + B B (+ 4 hits)(After f + B) f + A, A, f + A A C (+ 6 hits)(After f + B) A, ff + A bk + B, A + B (+ 3 hits)(On Ryo) A, A, ff+ A b + B (+ 4 hits) * Only after counter d + A or DM * ** What is between  is a follow up wich doesn't hit ** * After most "Stun" moves you can put a juggle starter and juggle the opponent; the only exception is a counter d + A wich after followed you cannot juggle the enemy * * A, A, A + B can combo, also A, A, A, C * * Therefore a BIG combo would be: qcb + A, ff + A bk +B (Follow up), A (Jab), f + A A C (8 hits) * Combo Description: Great combos, but they need practice, and quickness, don't worry on dashing, just worry on the high and the timming. A good thing while comboing with Kasumi is that her attacks leave her close to the enemy, allowing the combos after many sircunstances. Hard combos explanation: bk + B, A + B This is easy as long as the first hit is deep and the second is greatly delayed. f + A, A, bk + B, A + B If you master the other one, this would be easy, but need to catch the enemy close. Not from f + B. f + A, A, f + B B This combo is really easy as long as you delay the follow up the longer possible. After f + B. f + A, A, f + A A C It uses the same principe that the other one. After f + B. Playing as Kasumi: Kasumi has quick moves and has moves that make her advance a lot, so she doesn't have trouble catching an off guard enemy, but she lacks strong low attacks, so you will use throwing in the high-low mind games, if you manage to master her punch counter Kasumi will be one of the most overpowered fighters of the game, a fact is that her low attacks may be weak, but they are extremely bothersome; note that I have been told that her taunt translates as "Kyokugen ryuu.. that is nothing..". A second note is that I'm sure that she checks a dictionary before talking in english, not acording what says kof96 Joe Palanca's FAQ, this game shows Kasumi having troubles speaking english (She can't talk to Wyler because she doesn't understand what he says). A third note is that I have seen another first celebration, in wich after she laughs she sneezs (only have seen it once, after many years playing, maybe is like to see Tam - Tam's face in his ending in SSI). ................................................................................ Karman Cole: Agent of the Garcia foundation, this man searches for Robert due to request of Albert Garcia and his wife, in the past Robert where unable to stand a fight with Karman because his extraordinary fighting skills, note that he is German. He has a especial taunt aganist Kyokugen ryuu users, his pursuit can execute an especial action if you catch your foe whit his legs towards you, this action has no efect on Sinclair and Wyler; and this action can be inputed by d or db + A or B. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) Any Special Move - Normal Moves: A + B (Can be duck, followed by b + A A f + B) bk + B B f + B (Overhead) f + A A (Can be followed by f + B) (Fwd) bk + B + C (Dodge and kick, can't be hit low) bk + A + C (Dodge and punch, can't be hit low) bk + A (Kick counter, hard to do) df + A (Overhead, Stn) f + A A B (Fwd) d + A (Sweep, Feints on Counter) - Special Moves: qcb, f + A (Counter move for mid and high attacks) qcf + B f, bk, f + A (Overhead, Stn) f, bk, f + B - Desperation Move: hcb, hcb + C (Can be jumped) - Juggle Starters: A, A, A, A + B (4 hits)* A + B (1 hit) bk + B (1 hit) * From close, less jabs as further is the distance * - Juggles: f, bk, f + A (+ 1 hit)(From A + B) A, A, C (+ 3 hits)(Not from A+B)* A, f + A A B (+ 5 hits)(Not from A + B) f + A A B (+ 4 hits)(Not against Lenny) A, qcf + B (+ 2 hits)(Not from A + B) A, A, qcf + B (+ 3 hits)(Not from A + B) qcf + B (+ 1 hit)(From A + B) f + A A, qcf + B (+ 3 hits)(From A + B) [f + A], A, f + A A B (+ 5 hits)(From A + B)** [f + A], A + B f + A A B (+ 5 hits)(From A + B) [f + A], A, qcf + B (+ 2 hits)(From A + B) A, A + B f + A A f + B (+ 5 hits) *** * This also works on a standing enemy. * ** [f + A] is a follow up that doesn't hit. ** *** Not from A+B, on Ryo and Rody, for others begin from standing A counter *** Combo Description: Fast fingers are need to combo with Karman, you must not dash between the hits, just worry on catching your enemy at the right high his bk + B may leave you far from the enemy, when using it be sure of been close. Hard combos explanation: A, f + A A B Only after bk + B, you should wait until the enemy reachs the maximum high, you don't have to wait to long, the rest is perfect timming. A, A, qcf + B This combo is easy, but make sure that you don't tap the buttons or there will be three punches; this is also from bk + B. [f + A], A, f + A A B Make sure that the follow up doesn't hit, but don't delay it to long; that's about it. [f + A], A, qcf + A Same as before. Playing as Karman: Counter attack character, his main strengh is the ability to stop your enemy when attacking you, he got a poor low - high hitting game, but his f, bk, f moves can go under many attacks while dashing, I think this character is much like Rody and Kasumi but less combo oriented; he may lack combos, but he has a great strenght. Note that his A + B may not work at all on Kasumi, unless she taunts or is doing somethig that makes her stand straight. Second note: I use a lot his df + A because is on of his few mid attacks, other can be usually crouched; this moves juggles on counter. ................................................................................ Jin Fu-Ha: This persons was Eiji Kisaragi disciple, but for some reason Eiji betray him (that may explain his chest and back scars), he wants to know if he is tough enough to kill Eiji so he thinks an ideal test: defeat the sworn enemy of Eiji, the one Eiji has never been able to overcome -Ryo Sakazaki-; Jin has developed a very special gift, the ability to sense the ki from people, he uses this to trace the greatest ki he can find... This character has double jump, C button his Overhead and Stn. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) f f + B (Overhead) - Normal Moves: bk + A bk + B (Overhead, Stn) ff + A (Overhead, Stn) ff + B (Overhead, Stn, leaves you on the floor) A + B (Overhead, Stn, hit laying enemies) d + A (Sweep,Feints on counter) * d + B (Sweep, can be followed by f + A) df + A (Overhead, Stn) df + B (Overhead, Stn) d, u + A (only on laying opponent) f + A A (Can be followed by f + C)(Fwd) f + A A (Can be followed by f + B)(Fwd) * Can be followed by d + B * - Special Moves: qcf + A (Reflects fireballs) d, bk, db + B (Makes you invisible)* qcb + A f, hcf + C (High/mid counter attack) * Invisibility last about 4 seconds and gets cancel if you are hit, continues if you block, though. * - Desperation Move: d, d + C (Can be block, cannot be hit) - Juggle Starters: bk + A (1 hit) ff + A (1 hit) C (1 hit) - Juggles: A, qcb + A (+ 2 hits) A, f + A A B B (+ 6 hits)(Works not on Ryo) f + A A C (+ 3 hits) A, ff + A (+ 2 hits) bk + A, A, qcb + A (+ 4 hits)(Works not on women) qcb + A (+ 1 hit) (Only after C) bk + A, ff + A (+ 2 hits) bk + A, qcf + A (+ 2 hits)(Very difficult) bk + A, f + A A B B (+ 6 hits)(Very difficult) * Necesary to dash between bk + A and next hits; but within the juggle, not as a starter * Combo Description: Along Ryo, Jin's Combo are the hardest, beacuse of his short hand range; it is crucial for you to dash after you begin the combo, that's why you will be using his ff + A so much, because it leaves you close to the enemy; bk + A is the best, but it leaves you far away of your enemy and has the shortest range. Hard combos explanation: bk + A, A, qcb + A Not from C; the trick is to hit the enemy the closest and the highest with the bk + A. Works not on women. bk + A, qcf + A I have only get this twice, so no tips to help you out. bk + A, f + A A B B I can only perform this after the bk + A, as before, the key is to hit at the best high and distance (The more high and closest distance). Playing as Jin: This is the toughest character along Wyler, he may lack range but have powerfull mind moves (d + B f + A, ff + A) and his short range disadventages are his throwing potencial; he also posses the strongest pursuits, so make the most of it; note that he can be very nasty character if when you are invisible you vary low or high (just like speed Zantetsu); also rely on his counter. Note that Jin means men, or so I have heard. ................................................................................ Lenny Creston: Private investigator and partner of Rody Birts, their asignment is to found Freia and promptly deliver her to Wyler, there it seems to be a "Romanic Tension" between Lenny and Rody; please do note that she is totally convinced that Wyler wants to find Freia for romantic purposes. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) ff + B (Overhead, juggle starter) - Normal Moves: bk + B (Overhead, Stn, may hit twice) bk + A + B A + B (Dodge) bk + A ff + A (Can be followed up by f + B or bk + B) ff + B (Can be followed up by A) d + A (Sweep, hit ground enemies) f + A A B (Last hit can be f + C or bk + B)(Fwd) df + A (Overhead, Stn) f + B B (Fwd) f + A B (Fwd) df + B crouched B, bk + B (Second hit overhead, Stn) - Special Moves: qcb + A f, bk, f + A (Last hit overhead, Stn) qcf + A - Desperation Move: f, hcf + C - Juggle Starters: bk + A + B (1 hit) ff + B (1 hit) ff + A, ff + B (2 hits) - Juggles: A, A, f + A A C (+ 5 hits) f + A, A, ff + B (+ 3 hits) f + B B (+ 2 hits) f + A A C (+ 3 hits) f + A A bk + B (+ 4 hits) qcb + A (+ 5 hits) A, A, ff + A B (+ 4 hits) f + A A, A, A, ff + A B (+ 6 hits) f + A A, A, A, A, f + A A C (+ 8 hits) qcf + A, f A A C (+ 4 hits) qcf + A, ff + A B (+ 3 hits) * No need of dashing before the hits * Combo Description: Lenny's combos are easy, but you need to catch your foe at the right high, you need to dash after the qcf + A. Hard combos explanation: f + A A bk + B If you want the four hits better perform this close and deep (Usually dash before performing). qcf + A, f + A A C The two ploblem is to make the projectile very early and the dashing very quickly. qcf + A, ff + A B Same as before, remember to dash before ff + A B, so you have to input foward pour times. Playing as Lenny: Lenny can make many things at a really far distance, her throw has the longest range and her mind moves are weak but long ranged; her easy juggles makes this character very dangerous when wrongly blocked an overhead. This character can be very cheap or very fun. ................................................................................ Ryo Sakazaki: He feels uneasy and desperates looks for Robert feeling troubles, he has come to GlassHill with his dear sister Yuri Sakazaki; Ryo stands for the tiger as a symbol of his strenght, note that this man uses Kyokugen-ryuu Karate, I have been told that Kyokugen Ryuu is a true martial art and that Ryo was born in Japan; Kyokugen Ryuu means "Extreme Style Karate", and the true karate style is called "Kyokushin" ; and as a final note remember that Ryo is half american, his mother name was Ronnet and she died a little before AoF1. This character has triangle jump by presing A or B on the corner (A just jump and B Jumps with kick) C button on air his backwards (like Iori's bk + B), just as AoF 1, though you may only get a few kick hits afterwards. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) ff + B (Overhead) - Normal Moves: f, bk + B + C B + C A + B (Dodge) A C (You may Press A as many times as you want) bk + B ff + A A (Overhead on both hits, Stn) f + B B (Fwd) ff + B (Overhead, most character can duck it) df + A (Overhead, Stn) d + A (Sweep) df df + A (Sweep) df + B (Overhead, Stn, can be followed up by df + B) df + B C d + A (Overhead, Stn) df + B C (Overhead, Stn) f + A B (Fwd) f + A A B (Fwd) f + A A C C (Last hit can be f + B) d, u + A (Overhead, Stn) - Special Moves: qcf + A or C f, bk, f + A db, f + B (Overhead) f, d, df + A or C qcb + A (Special pursuit) - Desperation Move: f, hcf NEUTRAL B * NEUTRAL means that you have to wait between the motion and the button press * - Juggle Starters: df + A (1 hit) f, bk + B + C (1 hit) d, u + A (1 hit) - Juggles: A, A, C (+ 3 hits)* A, A, f + A A C B (+ 6 hits) f + A A C C (+ 4 hits) f d df + C (+ 2 hits)** A, A, f d df + A (+ 3 hits) A, A, f bk f + A (+ 3 hits) ff + A A (+ 2 hits) f + B B (+ 2 hits) A, A, A, C (+ 4 hits)*** A, f + A A C B, C (+ 6 hits)** f + A B, f + A A C B (+ 6 hits) f + B B, f + A A C B (+ 6 hits)**** f + A A C B, f + A A C B (+ 8 hits) f + A A C B, f + A A C B, f + A B (+ 10 hits) f + A A, A, A, f + A A C B (+ 8 hits)***** * Works even if foe is standing * ** Not from df + A ** *** Can combo on floor *** **** Only from f, bk + B + C **** ***** Not against womens ***** * remove AT LEAST one hit if your juggle begins with df + A instead of f, bk + B + C * Combo Description: Ryo's combos are the toughest to properly master, just rely on d, u + A and be quick; always try to walk between the juggle starter and the first hit, the other it is just quickness and right high, tapping buttons will not always work; it took me for about three weeks of game play to perform all combos on all character. Hard combos explanation: A, f + A A C B, C There is an ideal high in wich you can catch a foe, there is also an ideal timming for the follow ups; the combos I will list are nearly impossible, but they have such a bad ass estetic; if you see them, you are lucky. Not from df + A. f + A B, f + A A C B Same as before but easier; could be mastered. f + B B, f + A A C B The first part must be done DEEP and close, so the two hits succeed and leave you at the distance to apply the rest. Only from f, bk + B + C. f + A A C B, f + A A C B, f + A B Same as the first one, but more difficult. Playing as Ryo: Flexible character and many destructive combos, Ryo doesn't have long range, but when rightly timmed he can quickly connect d, u + A even at far distance, if the enemy fails a long range attack; one tip I think usefull is always keep some distance from your enemy, enough to provoque him to attack and miss. If you rather be offensive you must know well this character and use accuratly his moves; he is like Karman, great power but less range and more combos. Althroug he is not the main character, I think he is far more tough than Robert, as the AoF history line suppose. ................................................................................ Robert Garcia: He meets a Childhood friend Named Freia Lawrence, hearing she goes to GlassHill he follows her after hearing her worries about a man called Wyler; the fact is that Wyler request some special data from Freia; data to complete a drug wich has an strange effect over the human body, Wyler says he as corrected the drug mistake and he has make it estable, Freia fears because the drug killed Wyler's dad; Robert stands for the dragon, not as the opening of the game shows it; I belive that in japanese culture the tiger and the dragon are the worst of enemies, he also uses Kyokugen-ryuu and is the best friend and rival of Ryo Sakazaki, note that I belive that Kyokugen Ryuu is a true martial art, also note that Robert is from Italy; Kyokugen Ryuu means "Extreme Style Karate". The C button hits ground enemies, plus is an Overhead and Stn. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) - Normal Moves: A + B (Overhead, Stn) bk + B B B (Hold back during move, last hit overhead) d, u + B (Overhead) df + A (Overhead, Stn) d + A (Sweep) bk + A df + B B B (Overhead, Stn, no need of holding df) f + A B (Fwd) * f + A A B (Fwd) f + A A C B (Fwd) f + A A C bk + B (Fwd)** f + B B (first hit stun)(Fwd) f + B d + A * Random chance of stun on last hit, similar to critical hits * ** Last hit overhead, Stn and wastes spirit gauge ** - Special Moves: qcf + A or C f, d, df + A or C df, f + B (Overhead) f, bk, f + B in air qcb + B (Overhead) f, hcf + C - Desperation Move: f, hcf NEUTRAL B * NEUTRAL means that you have to wait between the motion and the button press * - Juggle Starters: bk + A (1 hit) A + B (1 hit) f + B, bk + A (2 hits) - Juggles: A, f bk f + B (+ 2 hits) Qcf + A or C (+ 1 hit)(From bk + A) f + A A C C (+ 4 hits) A, A, f + A A C bk B (+ 6 hits) A, A, f d df + A (+ 3 hits) f + A A, f bk f + B (+ 3 hits) A, f + A A, f bk f + B (+ 4 hits) bk + B B (+ 2 hits) f + A A C B (+ 4 hits)* A, f d df + C (+ 3 hits)** * From f + B, very difficult * ** Works not on Ryo, Wang and Robert ** * A + B is his worst juggle starter * * A, df + A can combo on standing opponents * Combo Description: Robert's combo are somewhat difficult, just give them proper timming and be quick, always begin combos with bk + A, his combos are easier and shorter version of Ryo's. Hard combos explanation. f + A A, f bk f + B Be close, and hit highly; the rest is easy. A, f + A A, f bk f + B Be close and a ideal high, just as Ryo's this is a Godly kind of combo. Playing as Robert: This is the first game on where Robert and Ryo are scentialy different, the principal difference is that Robert can send the enemy on air more easily; this could be described as a "plain fighter", he only wants to beat the crap out of you using fast reflexes and big combos, not using weir high - low tactics (He does have, but you need to be very constant to get the most of it - because no one fears a weak low strike wich doesn't event knock down, so you may not follow up with a pursuit-) ................................................................................ - Wyler: Wyler belives he has perfected a powerful drug that in the past took his father life, the problem his that escential data for the drug is missing, but he knows who has it: the daughter of his father partner, Freia Lawrence. The true background is that when the drug proved been unsucceful, Freia's father feels that Wyler father has no salvation so he took his daughter and the data of the drug and he took of, leaving Wyler's dad to his luck (he didn't have much, because he didn't survived). This character cannot be thrown, cannot stop his spirit gauge Charge and he is more heavy than others characters. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Overhead) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) - Normal Moves: bk + B A, C * d + A (Overhead, Stn) f + B B (Overhead, Stn)(Fwd) df + A (Overhead, Stn) f + A A C (Overhead on last hit)(Fwd) * Push A as many times you want, C is an Overhead and Stn * - Special Moves: qcf + A d, u + A * f, bk, f + A (Overhead, Stn) * It can bounce fireballs, such as Ryo's Koh ken, it also Feints on counter * - Desperation Move: None - Juggle Starters: d + A (1 hit) * f + B (1 hit) f + A A (2 hits) being thrown (0 hit, -Feints-) * Sometimes hit twice, when it does you cannot juggle if you performing while crouching with A it will hit only one time and will always juggle * - Juggles: A, A, A, A, A (+ 5 hits) B (+ 2 hits) qcf + A (+ 1 hit)(From f + B and throw attempts) bk + B (+ 1 hit) f + B B (+ 2 hits)* f + A A (+ 2 hits)(From f + B) f + A A, A, A, A (+ 5 hits)(Not from f + B) f + A A, d + A (+ 4 hits)(Not from f + B) f + A A, d u + A (+ 3 hits)(Not from f + B) * Can be from throw attempt or f+B * Combo Description: Wyler combos are easy, just make sure to walk if you input f A A and hit your enemy the highest posible. Hard combos explanation: f + A A, d + A The best high is required for this, walk before performing. f + A A, A A A Same as before. Playing as Wyler: This character is good pissing off people, been in front of you giving so many quicks attacks, I think Wyler is a offensive character due to the fact that is dash his quick and he is to cheap as a defensive, I said that because not fearing most throws destroy some character mind games. I love being a doctor Jekill that wants to become Mr. Hide. ................................................................................ - Sinclair: In the surface she helps Wyler to complete his experiments, but in fact she does not want him to succeed and she is looking for someone who can convince Wyler of desist of his ambition, wich is fulfill his father dream. This character cannot throw. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) - Normal Moves: f + A (Follow with bk + B or B) * df + A (Overhead, Stn) bk + A (Overhead, Stn) A C (You may Press A as many times as you want) bk + A + B bk + B (Second hit overhead, Stn) d + A (Sweep) d + B (Sweep) * Last hit Overhead, Stn * - Special Moves: f, bk, f + A qcb + A d, u + A (Overhead) * * Feints on Overhead and hits on floor * - Desperation Move: f, hcf + A - Juggle Starters: d, u + A (1 hit) f + A B (3 hits) bk + A (2 hits) B (1 hit) - Juggles: A (+ 2 hits)(from d, u + A) bk + A, A (+ 3 hits) qcb + A (+ 4 hits) A, qcb + A (+ 5 hits) A, A, C (+ 3 hits) *input always d, u + A after every combo* Combo Description: These combos are simple and easy, just do it quick, if you input bk + A as juggle starter you have plenty of time to run; if bk + A doesn't hit twice, quickly input qcb + A or standing C. Hard combos explanation: bk + A, A Be the closest and do it early, thats all. A, A, C Dash and do it quick. Playing as Sinclair: She got very anoying low attacks and overheads, but they may leave you open if blocked, my advice is to be careful and focus on landing her strong combos; 2 notes, if you are wondering what f, bk, f + A is good for I say is good to thick damage when your enemy is about stand up, the other note is that sometimes when you finish combos with d, u + A the enemy will recover before you can block, but I always input that motivated by it's insane damage; If you want not to take risk, use note 1. ................................................................................ - Wang Koh San: This person is going to participate in a drawing contest, therefore he travels seeking inspiration for his draw, that leads him to GlassHill, hearing word of a person who is working on a drug he belives that a new sample would be interesting to his friend the doctor Lee Pai Long, this person uses the lost art of Shin-Roku-Goh Ken. Pursuit hits twice, the CPU has performed on me his pursuit twice while I was on the floor; in his ending he shows a draw, I've seen him pick four differents; f, bk + A + C throw works on Wyler, jumping C and jumping A + B hits grounded enemies. - Recovery Moves: d + A (Sweep) Hold any button (Spirit Charge) df + A (Sweep) ff + A (Sweep) - Normal Moves: bk + A bk + B d + A (Feints in Counter, Sweep) A + B B + C dbk + B (Sweep) In air A + B (Hits on floor) close f, bk + A + C (Throw, can't crouch it) df + B (Overhead) df + A (Overhead, Stn) f + B B (Fwd) f + A A (Can be followed by f + B B)(Fwd) f + A B B (Fwd) f + A C f + A A C (Last hit Overhead, Stn)(Fwd) d + A + B (Sweep, can be followed up by f+B or f+A) df + C (Overhead, Stn, can be followed up by d + B) ff + A (Sweep) - Special Moves: d, d + A (Hits Low) f, d, df + A HCF + B (Overhead) * * Has a follow up that I cannot discover; if you not follow up after it you can combo bk + A * - Desperation Move: bk, f, f + C - Juggle Starters: bk + B f + A A A + B - Juggles: f + A B B (+ 3 hits) f + A A B B (+ 3 hits) bk + A (+ 1 hit) d + A, bk + A (+ 2 hits)* f + A A, bk + A (+ 3 hits)* f + B B (+ 2 hits) d + A + B, f + A (+ 2 hits) bk + B (+ 1 hit) A + B (+ 1 hit) f + B B (+ 2 hits) ff + A (+1 hit)(Not on Karman or from bk + B) * Works not on Jin, Kasumi, Wang and Wyler * * You can finish your combo with jumping A + B * * f + B B won't juggle on Wyler * Combo Description: Nothing great here, ff + A will not work at all on Karman, no matter wich juggle starter you use, if you want to start combos with f + A A you must run after it; you can't combo ff + A on Rody after f + A A; also any f + A A f + B B juggles won't work on Wyler. Hard combos explanation: f + A B B This combo is challenging if you begin with f + A A, then give a big dash and catch the enemy at good high. f + A A B B Same as before but needs better high. Playing as Wang: Many overheads and many sweeps to keep the enemy awake; a friend of mine can dispatch a player winthin a few seconds just reling in his strong variations, this character lacks good combos but he gets great charisma with is db + B taunt; also got a sexy dis and a real note is the fact that the CPU uses a follow up after his hcf + B move, dunno how its done. If you pursuit with jumping A + B or jumping C the enemy shall recover faster than you, though both attack do good damage. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overall: A odd thing when playing vs in Aof 3 is that the characters can play much a like (Kasumi can play as Jin, but not so daedly variations); but playing against a charecter is very especific (focus on range; weight, high and other stuff); I'm praying that SNK comes with Aof4, in wich they correct some mistakes (Knowing wich combo to perform on different characters could be a bore unless you like the game, also combo df and db moves would have been nice, altrough machine does it). A GREAT FAULT IS THAT THERE IS NOT A JUGGLE STARTER THAT LEAVES YOU CLOSE TO THE ENEMY, THAT IS WHY SOME COMBOS IN AOF3 ARE IMPOSIBLE AT THE WRONG DISTANCE, AND THAT IS EXACTLY THE SECRET OF TEKKEN GAMES EASY JUGGLES, NO MATTER THE DISTANCE YOU CONNECT THE ATTACK, USUALLY LEAVES YOU AT A GOOD DISTANCE TO COMBO. Am I dreaming on new fixed games? The new and spectacular Sengoku 2001 gives me hope. That will not happen if SNK remains in bankruptcy. I could say this games is like Savage Regin; there are not many character that ecxeeds on style, in fact many lack it, and that's why you like them (Think of Ramon, he thinks the stylish person in the earth and he is not; that is his "charisma"). I say Seth from KoF 2k is a clone of Karman Cole, the both are dressing elengantly and the both sturdy. I also say Venessa is a clone of Rick Strowd, due to their dodging techniques and their front and back teleports (Rick has a back jump punch and a dashing combination - close enough - ). The seiyuus (voice actor) on the game are (dunno who is who): Atsushi Maetsuka Masaki Usui Manjaro Koich Eiji Yano Harumi Ikomada Kumi Ishida Masae Yumi Jai ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stages per Character: How it works: Name1 Name 2 1 Stage Name1 1 Stage Name2 2 Stage Name1 2 Stage Name2 3 Stage Name1 3 Stage Name2 4 Stage Name1 4 Stage Name2 5 Stage Name1 5 Stage Name2 6 Stage Name1 6 Stage Name2 7 Stage Name1 7 Stage Name2 8 Stage Name1 8 Stage Name2 9 Stage Name1 9 Stage Name2 Robert: Ryo: Rody: Lenny: Wang: 1 Rody Rody Robert Wang Lenny 2 Wang Wang Jin Karman Robert 3 Jin Lenny Kasumi Kasumi Ryo 4 Sinclair Sinclair Ryo Ryo Jin 5 Kasumi Jin Sinclair Rody Kasumi 6 Lenny Kasumi Karman Jin Rody 7 Karman Karman Lenny Robert Karman 8 Ryo Robert Wang Sinclair Sinclair 9 Wyler Wyler Wyler Wyler Wyler Kasumi Jin Wyler Sinclair Karman 1 Rody Rody Wang Lenny Jin 2 Lenny Robert Kasumi Robert Lenny 3 Jin Karman Karman Ryo Rody 4 Robert Kasumi Ryo Jin Sinclair 5 Wang Wang Rody Kasumi Kasumi 6 Sinclair Sinclair Jin Rody Wang 7 Karman Lenny Lenny Karman Ryo 8 Wyler Wyler Sinclair Wang Wyler 9 Ryo Ryo Robert Wyler Robert --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Move Names: Rody Birts: A + B Rapid Rod Db + B Slide Low Kick Bk + B Dodge Knee Kick Bk + A Over Swing Pursuit Bounding Rod Throw Hook Throw Qcf + B Middle Impact TT Qcf + A Revolving Rod F, bk, f + A Descisive (?) Impact * DM Hyper Tonfa * (Galen Komatsu listed this with ?) Kasumi Todo: Bk + B Shiranamai Parry, then A TsuyuBarai Bk + A (Countering Punchs) Sakken OnUchi Bk + B (Countering Kicks) Sassho OnKyaku A + B Gohsen Ff + B Hisou Ff + A SouShoDan Ff + A, d + B SouShoDan, Kusanagi Ff + A, bk + B SouShoDan, SoushoYaritotsuKyaku Pursuit Kanwari Throw MochiMawashiZen- Otoshi * Qcb + A Todo-ryu: RaihoHoh Qcf + A Todo-ryu: KasaneAte DM Todo-ryu: Hiden ChoKasaneAte *(I don't know if Galen Komatsu listed this with "-" because he lacks the space or if it's writed with that)* Karman Cole: A + B Standing Back Knuckle Bk + A (Countering high kicks) Cut Straight Bk + A (Countering medium kicks) Cut High Kick Bk + A + C Dodge Straight Bk + B + C Dodge High Kick Bk + B High Point Heel Special pursuit Surroto Knuckle Pursuit Under Straight F, bk, f + A Quick Under Straight F, bk, f + B Quick Back Knuckle Qcb, f + A Hefutigaa Shuutohsuaguria Qcf + B Gebarutigaa Fuusutoritto Fon Oopen DM Aofoi' Nandaaforugente Byurufe Jin Fu-Ha: Ff + A Head Thrust Bk + A Body Thrust Bk + B SokutaiGeki A + B Kaikyaku KakatoOtoshi Ff + B Fuha-ryu TatsumakiKeri B, u + A pursuit TenchuuRaku Pursuit TenshinDan Throw TengekiSatsu Qcb + A ShinkuuZankubiToh Qcf + A Ryueijin D, bk, db + B Shinobikakure F, hcf + C MougoRyusatsujin DM TohshinShoh Lenny Creston: Bk + A Over Swing Long Bk + A + B Over Swing Shot Ff + A Bush Impact Bk + A Low Somersault Ff + B Chest Bump Ff + B, A Chest Bump, Impact to Bump Pursuit Squash Kick Throw Twine Throw F, bk, f + A Whip Rush Qcb + A 4 Swish Rave Qcf + A Flick Shot DM Flick Break Ryo Sakazaki: Bk + B FuusatsuKeri Ff + A A TorageUchi Ff + b KakuGyakuSho Df, fd + A Fumikomu Kadan Seiken F, bk + B + C High Spin Kick A + B Step Back Sway B + C AteKeri D, u + A Tsurabe Uchi Df + B B Mid level Kick, Driving Kick Df + B C C Mid Level Kick, Knee Storm Pursuit KimeUchi Throw Shoulder Throw Qcf + A KohKen F, d, df + A Kohoh Db, f + B Hienshippuu Kyaku F, bk, f + B ZanretsuKen Qcb + A pursuuit KohGeki F, hcf + C HaohShokohKen DM RyuukohRanbu Robert Garcia: A + B Burning Knuckle Bk + A Back Blow Df + B B B Mid Level Kick, Double Middle, Raging Kick Bk + B B B Triple Kick D, u + B Jumping Heel F A A A, bk + B Rush 3 hits, RyuuZanshoh Pursuit Yankee Kick Throw Shoulder Throw Qcf + A RyuuGekiKen F, d, df + A Ryuuga Air qcb + A HienRyuujinKyaku Db, f + B Hienshippuu Kyaku F, bk, f + B GeneiKayku F, hcf + C HaohShokohKen DM RyuukohRanbu Wyler: Bk + B Akousu Kick Pursuit Buster Hip Throw Buster Throw F, bk, f + A Red Shoulder Qcf + A Black Out D, u + A Bounce Back Sinclair: Bk + A + B Turning Stab Bk + B Switch Back Sword Bk + A Turning Edge Pursuit Guillotine Swing Qcb + A Spinning Sword F, bk, f + A Vision Cutter D, u + A Dive Sword DM Hyper Aura Slash Wang Koh San: BC Left-side Kick Bk + B Right-side Kick Bk + A HakuhjaTojin Db + B Ifuoh Jumping A + B Flying Butt Strike Df + C, d + B Head Charge, Leg Sweep D + A + B, f + A Whirlwind Rush, KohbokuSho D + A + B, f + B Whirlwind Rush, Head Charge Ff + A Jikottsu Pursuit ??? Throw YanagiHou F, bk + A + C Backroll Jab D, d + A Kyoretsu Jirai Shiri kun F, d, df + A Hisho Ishi Atama kun Hcf + B Muteki Ranbu kun DM KyuukyokuOgi Randa kun ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Days: Rody 24 July Kasumi 29 March Karman 13 Juny Lenny 20 May Ryo 2 August Robert 25 December Wyler ???? Sinclair ???? Wang 17 April I have heard that Wyler and Sinclair are time released Characters that goes unlocked after the April 27. Galen Komatsu submits a code in order to select them; wich is: For Sinclair: Put the cursor on Jin, press B, move left B, move left B, keep like that until Robert. For Wyler: Put the cursor on Robert and press C, right C, right C, keep it up until Jin. Upon success, you will heard the taunt voice of the characters and an arrow pointing the corner will appear... follow it and select them -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's needed: Constructive critics (this is just my fifth actual FAQ, altrought they never meet the net). Character Speechs I'm thinking about include character speechs, but I only got those from KoFs FAQs, dunno about the rest of the characters. I didn't put many details on the moves because it is a pain to read a lot on a FAQ of a game that as low popularity (I even heard SNK is ASHAMED of the AoF series; altrough I found this game to be interesting -but needs work-). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks: At last is done, but it could not be here without: Galen Komatsu email@example.com Info on move names and some corrections; God of all mens along Geese Howard and Shinishi Kudou. Mr. Karate Dunno his adress Some histories from his "SNK buttons file" Kao Megura firstname.lastname@example.org Inspiration. I've noticed that there is no FAQ without listing this person; talking about acurracy SNK Making an interesting but not faultless game and many other games. "The mother of all fighting games companies" Hero_Fei Fixed Sinclair selecting code and support. Toxic email@example.com Juggles, opinions, propierties and adds. Juan For being Insane and a Dodge Ball player. Mad Man's Cafe Good news site and nice board. There is also many people who indirectly helped me out due to contributions to others AoF3 FAQs, can't remember them all, but they recive credit on the FAQs in wich they participate; therefore thanks to everyone who has write a AoF3 FAQ. "Hey!!, You are not up to Dodge Ball!!"