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Geese Howard
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A Word Before We Get Down To The Real Talk:
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What you will read down is my strategy, which means..
it might not be workable with you as it is with me and
may be yes. I really do not need any E-Mail(s) asking:
"What is good or bad" since I will fully talk about
everything about him (including combination attacks).
Hope it will somehow be useful to you and lead your
play or skills to a higher level.

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Why Geese?
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Easy and simple... because he is the coolest of all.
This time the main villain and bad@$$ is here and you
really MUST try him, at least. You will fully enjoy...
yary yary... 

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Profile:
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Name: Geese Howard
Wife's Name: Maire R.
Son's Name: Rock Howard
Brother-In-Law's Name: Kain R.
Half Brother's Name: Wolfgang Krauser
Most Trustworthy Bodyguards: Billy Kane, Hopper and
Ripper
Also Known As: "Ruler of Southtown", The Conqueror of
the Underworld, "Don of the Dark Organization", "The
Ultimate Self-Made Badguy" and "Lone Wolf Killer
Geese".
He Is: The Main Villain in SNK 
Weapon: Bare Hands
Style: He trained under every Martial Arts master, so
he is pretty damn expert with everything
Age: Above 45
Birth Date: 1953.1.21 
Birthplace: America
Height: 183cm
Weight: 82kg
Blood Type: B
Hates Most: Those who get in his way.
Likes Most: To be the only ruler.
Favorite Sport: None


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Stage:
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It is the Boss Team background. For Geese, Mr. Big and
Krauser. Like a place in the underground for the rich
and well-known people to gather and see the fights.
You will see some dudes like Geese's bodyguards,
Billy, Hopper and Ripper. Krauser's bodyguard, L.
Blood and Mr. Big's bodyguards. The stage moves around
the underground in the second round and you can notice
some guys on a boat following you with a TV camera so
that your fights could be seen to others. Pretty cool,
eh?

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BGM:
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Geese N. The famous and well-known music that makes
you feel hot and just want the match to start so that
you could attack your opponent madly. It is by far the
best BGM in the game with no doubt. That is why Geese
is so special... many good things come along with him.
Storyline, BGM, stage, hatred, cool special moves,
neat super moves, great quotes, bad@$$ looks, crazy
outfit, sweet old inrto with Terry and some wanted
fellas like Wolfgang Krauser and Mr Big.

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Quotes:
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Tease Quote:
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1)C'mon!

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Moves Quotes:
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2)Reppu Ken (Wind Slice)
3)Double Reppu Ken (Double Wind Slice)
4)Janeken (Evil Shadow Smasher)
5)Shippu Ken
6)Hmp... ha (Flying Sawblade Slicer)
7)Raising Storm

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Intro Quotes:
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8)You... hehe. (points his finger at his opponent then
squeezes his hand with a pure evil smile... as if he
is saying: "you will be easily crushed")

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Winning Poses:
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13)He, heh!
14)Ha, ha, ha... ha ha ha.
15)Hmph.

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Winning Quotes:
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16)Hmph! I'll break anyone who blocks my way to world
conquest!
17)How does it feel to be ruled by overwhelming power?
18)Do you want the power to live again? Sorry, your
time has run out!

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Special Intro Quotes:
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Terry: GEEEEEEEEESE!!!
Geese: C'moooon! 

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Legends:
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A - Light Punch 
B - Light Kick 
C - Hard Punch 
D - Hard Kick 

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Command List:
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1)Reppu Ken: Down, down/forward, forward + A 
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2)Double Reppu Ken: Down, down/forward, forward + C
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3)Evil Shadow Smasher: Half circle back + A or C
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4)Upper Body Blow: Half circle forward + B
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5)Middle Body Blow: Half circle forward + D
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6)Flying Sawblade Slicer: Forward, down, down/forward
A or C
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7)Shippu Ken: During jump... Down, down/backward,
backward + A or C 
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8)Raising Storm: Down/backward, half circle back,
down/forward + A or C

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Special Normal Attacks:
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9)Get Lost: Standing CD
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10)180 Kick Degree: CD in the air

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Throws:
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11)Katate Nage (One Hand Blow), also called, "Anvil
Bash" and "Dunk Toss": Near Opponent, forward or
backward + D
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12)"See The Clouds" Toss: Near Opponent, forward or
backward + C

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Normal Attacks that can connected to Special moves:
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1)Standing A
2)Crouching A
3)Standing B
4)Crouching B
5)Distance A 
6)Standing C
7)Crouching C
8)Get Lost 
9)Standing D (first hit)
10)Crouching D

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Normal Attacks that cannot be connected to Special
moves:
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1)Distance B
2)Distance C
3)Standing D (second hit)
4)Distance D

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Normal Air Attacks that can be connected to Special
moves:
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1)Up C
2)C

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Normal Air Attacks that can be connected to Special
moves:
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1)180 Kick Degree
2)A
3)B
4)D

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Normal Additional Attack:
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Crouching C: Down/backward, half circle back,
down/forward + C

P.S.: Normal Additional Attack means there are some
Normal Attacks that can be cancelled to another Normal
Attack. Like twice standing CC or air DD or crouching
CC and can be connected to a combination attacks, but
the life bar must not be at red or you are charging.
Every character has its own. Geese can do crouching CC
then Reppu Ken for example. See the combos below for
further demonstration. 

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Strategy:
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Here, Geese is very fast... he can jump, defend or do
anything freely but with a deep focus, of course. 

Okay, his standing and distance As are not that much
of a big deal, but you can use his distance A when you
want to keep the "I Like To Jump A Lot, Mr."
charactets away and give yourself some distance. His
crouching A is really GREAT, use it when you want to
play fast and finish it with a distance B. That would
be very save. Also, it helps against big characters
like Goro and Chang. The standing and crouching Bs
won't be used that much since you have some other good
options. But use them with a combination attack or use
his crouching B to cancel some characters' Normal
Attacks, like Ralf's standing C and when you want to
use his Reppu Ken. But I advice you to use his
distance B only after his crouching As... like three
Light Punches then the distance Light Kick. Because
the opponent can attack you when he defends the
distance B and you really do not won't to be attacked,
but instead, you want to only keep on attacking until
you win. 

His standing and crouching Cs are there for combos,
Reppu Ken and Evil Shadow Masher + A not C (be fully
careful). Same exact case goes for his standing and
crouching Ds. His distance C and D are great to deal
with guys like Choi and Chin. Three Cs or Ds are more
than enough to let them think again and not attack or
they will get another one and then they will get dizzy
and see the clouds in a very shameful way. Distance C
comes out pretty fast and the recovery is kind of fast
and there is some lag though. His distance D comes out
not that fast and there is a little lag but do it from
a distance. I mean, be sure that when you do it,
Geese's finger will hit the opponent. (not the leg).
But it does not matter that much, because if the
opponent is fast and got Iori, he can get you with his
Deadly Flower + A. So, stick with the distance C. It
is much saver and better but the distance D has got
more range for your very good information, stud.
Always remember that his crouching B will come in
handy very much when you play with some characters,
like Clark, Iori, Mature, Ralf and Chin. It has some
power and it can cancel their Normal Attacks! And his
crouching C has got the same case. We call it "The
Invincible Punch" and I call it "The Invincible
Shoryuken". If you do it in time before you get up
from the ground and master the timing with the other
Normal Attacks, you will be much stronger. Its
invinciblity is not by just pressing the C button,
no... its invinciblity comes in the first three
frames. Pretty hard but if you master it, it will be
pretty damn easy. I have been playing this game from a
very long long long time and until now (K.O.F'2002)
and still, I did not see anyone could hit me when I do
it. Sometimes it trades hits but most of the time I
hit, but being hit? Never...

His Air Attacks are all great this time. His A and B
are pretty fast and when you play fast do them when
you are going backward. His A is good because if the
opponent is defending low then it will hit him or her.
Also, his up C is great because it has the same case
as his A, but his up C is more damaging and also fast
but it needs to be done when you are near the opponent
so that you can get him or her and you can do after it
Shippu Ken, but with the high jump not low. But his A
can be done anywhere... you can jump forward,
backward, up or anywhere to do it. Every attack has
its goodness and badness. Like the Special Moves, they
have their good and weak points. His D is good for
combos or when a character jumps a lot then jump
backward and D. His C is the most second good Air
Attack. Four painful punches then decent combos.
Pretty good. You can even do Shippu Ken after it but
you must jump backward to perform the Shippu Ken,
because it cannot be performed in low jumps or low air
attacks. It is pretty fast and it breaks the guard in
no time, but it has one major weak point, which is the
character can crouch and hit you when you do it, but
not to worry, if you understand the good distance
between you and your opponent, then you should have no
problems. Besides, not all the characters do so. If
you do it from a distance and with a low jump then
they cannot hit you, you will hit them and do a very
painful combo so that next time they won't risk their
lives with their stupidity. 

His 180 Kick Degree is the best Air Attack with no
question asked. It has great invinciblity and range.
Also it can hit high, middle and low. And it beats
almost all other Air Attacks. May be there will be a
trade hit with Chin's air CD or Chang's air CD, but it
hits most of the time, especially when he spreads his
left leg up (the frames 15 frames I think)... its
invinciblty comes here. But sometimes Mature's
standing CD can hit it if you are jumping high. Stick
with low and short jumps, not high and long jump
(short and long mean slow and fast, hero). Also, there
is no lag, so when you counter anything, jump again
and 180 Kick Degree. Unfortunately, his Get Lost does
not have good range, and it is not like the one in
Capcom Vs. SNK 1 or 2... it is good to be used when
the opponent is cornered... so that when it counters,
you can do the Raising Storm and anything else... like
Reppu Ken.

Throw your opponent with the Katate Nage when you want
to keep some distance between you and your opponent,
but NEVER throw him or her at the corner when he or
she is cornered, because they can roll your throw and
then attack! You will be pretty close. So, when they
are cornered at the right side, throw them at the left
side. And when you want to keep on attacking and want
the opponent to be near you, then use his "See The
Clouds" Toss. It is easier to escape this throw than
the Katate Nage, though. 

As for his Special Moves, I say almost... all his
moves and Super Move have some bad recovery so they
should be used after the Normal Attacks or combos...
His Reppu Ken is good when it hits from a distance and
time comes out fast and it will come in handy
sometimes... against Chin when he does Mochizuki
Intoxicator. And if he gets up fast then use your
crouching B. His Double Reppu Ken is pretty damn slow
and it does not reach the opponent as before... you
have to get near the opponent and perform it, just
like his Reppu Ken (I do not understand why they made
Geese like that!). Just do the Reppu Ken when you get
the opponent with the standing D, otherwise do not use
it at all. Because it has a very damn bad recovery,
really bad. And it is really not worth it. Same case
goes for his Flying Sawblade Slicer... it is not like
the one in Art of Fighting 2 at all. It is pretty much
bad but more damaging. And it does not reach low. Only
mid and high... even Chang can defend when he is at
low position. So you have to do it after standing D.
Evil Shadow Smasher is good and the best... it is
damaging and with a little lag (very damn little) and
good range. Do it with the A button because if you do
it with the C button then you are history, dummy. None
could hit me when I did it except Iori's Deadly
Flower. And not many times, only when he was cornered.
And if you do it after a combination attack, the
opponent will surely yell: "DAMN"! His Middle Body
Blow is good when someone like Ralf playing from a
distance and mashing the C button endlessly. But I
advice you to use his crouching B if that is the case.
It breaks out Ralf's standing C easily. But the Upper
Body Blow is very great because it can counter all Air
Attacks, Special Moves and Super Moves... but there is
some exception for others of course, it depends on
what move or super you want to counter. So, go home
and try to counter everything to see what does Geese
capable of countering and not. 

Unfortunately, his normal Raising Storm is not good at
all, because it is not invincible at all. But if the
opponent is jumping from a distance and high jump,
then you have to do it with the A button and before he
or she gets a little near you. And there is some
lag... the max Raising Storm is deadly and so painful,
especially if counters the opponent. It is great, but
still... not that dependable, it has some invinciblity
though. Still there a good thing about it. You won't
be thinking of using the Raising Storm this time
because this game DEPENDS a lot on the Normal Attacks
and Special Moves.

If you want to play perfectly good... start with jump
backward and forward with the normal Attacks, but it
does not have to be near the opponent. Just to confuse
your opponent and see what he or she would do. Also do
not do any move just like that, do it after for a
combo. There is exception for his Shippu Ken of
course. His Shippu Ken can be pretty handy to you when
the opponent is jumping, just backward jump and Shippu
Ken. Always stay focus and push the buttons for a
purpose. From time to time use his standing C or D so
that you can let your opponent at defense position.
You are thinking of some many good ways to make your
opponent dizzy. It is pretty easy to do so but you
have to stay focus and change your play. If you see
the opponent at attacking position, jump C... with
some characters like Chang, there is no way out. You
should keep on the same method, but you will make his
Super Bar at charge. No problem... just focus while
you are procceding the jumps with the C, if you see
him rolls forward or backward, fast go to the way he
is in and do the same. He will be very confused. And
you can hit him with your distance D if he does his
Spinning Iron Ball. Just see the ball and when it goes
back, hit him. If it is hard, then listen to the sound
of the wind the ball makes, the sound comes and goes
fast... when it goes off, hit him. Also, Iori's Deadly
Flower are so easy to hit, just after the two hits,
push the C button. Whether he contiues the last one or
not, it does not matter since you are going to hit him
either way. The same case goes for Choi's Hisho
Kuretsuzan. Do some tricks, when you always repeat on
the air C, once do not attack... instead, throw or
crouching B then the opponent will defend low, then
just low jump up C or high up C then Shippu Ken. 

When you are cornered, just depend on the Light
Punches and Kicks. And when you are keeping some
distance, do distance C. Do not think of only doing
combos, just think how to keep yourself a live three
rounds. Think of making your opponent's attacks all in
complete waste. Geese is so fun to use, and most of
Capcom fans in here like to see us playing him because
some of them like his BGM and some like his play. It
is hard to see the fellas play and enjoy with them
nodays because now, the games are not like the old
good days. 

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Normal Combos:
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I will only write the names of the moves (not the
commands), I have always been so... so if anybody is
not good with it, you can see the command list above
and then check here again. I will list every good,
bad, short, long, easy and hard combos. I really will
not bother to look for sites to put any of their
combos in here. I like to see my work completely
original, but you might know all the combos... I will
put it just for Geese's fans' sake. N.A.A. means
Normal Addtional Attack.

1)Jump C, crouching C, N.A.A. C, Evil Shadow Smasher
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2)Jump C, standing D, Flying Sawblade Slicer
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3)Jump C, standing D, Double Reppu Ken
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4)Jump Up C, Shippu Ken
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5)Jump backward C, Shippu Ken
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6)Jump B, Crouching A, crouching A, crouching A,
standing B
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7)Jump Up C, Shippu Ken, Crouching A, crouching A,
crouching A, standing B (opponent must be cornered)
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8)Jump Up C, Shippu Ken, crouching C, N.A.A. C, Evil
Shadow Smasher (opponent must be cornered)
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9)Jump Up C, Shippu Ken, standing D, Flying Sawblade
Slicer (opponent must be cornered)
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10)Jump Up C, Shippu Ken, standing D, Double Reppu Ken
(opponent must be cornered)
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11)Jump C, Jump C, crouching C, N.A.A. C, Evil Shadow
Smasher
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12)Jump C, Jump C, Jump backward C, Shippu Ken
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13)Jump D, standing C, Reppu Ken
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14)Shippu Ken, crouching C, N.A.A. C, Evil Shadow
Smasher
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15)Jump C, Jump C, standing D, Flying Sawblade Slicer
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16)Jump C, Jump C, standing D, Double Reppu Ken
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17)Jump C, Jump C, Crouching A, crouching A, crouching
A, standing B

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Counter Combos:
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18)Get Lost, Flying Sawblade Slicer (opponent must be
cornered)
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19)Get Lost, Reppu Ken (opponent must be cornered)
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20)Get Lost, Double Reppu Ken (opponent must be
cornered)
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21)180 Kick Degree, 180 Kick Degree
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22)180 Kick Degree, Evil Shadow Smasher
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23)180 Kick Degree, Normal Raising Storm (opponent
must be cornered)
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24)Get Lost, Max Raising Storm (opponent must be
cornered)

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Infinite Combo:
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25)Charge... Low jump C and repeat until the opponent
gets dizzy

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Questions And Answers:
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This section is for those who E-Mailed me and asked
about a thing or two. Instead of E-Mailing them back,
I will answer hear so that nobody would asked the same
questions again.

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Tariq:
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Q: Iori has got two infinities. One in the corner and
the other one anywhere. The question is: "can I keep
my butt save?"
A: Tariq, you suck and that is about it. No really ^_^
the first infinity must be done in the corner and
while you are jumping so that is something hard to
get. When you are cornered you have to keep on using
the Light Punches and Kicks and when Iori does his
Deadly Flower, after you defend the two hits, fast
push standing C. If the first hit did not hit you,
that is. And if it did then roll forward. Or if you
really do not want to get beaten up real good then try
to do as I said about the As and Bs and when you see a
chance, jump. Also, never do a Shippu Ken when you are
cornered against Iori. He will easily get you. So,
just play save and stick with the Normal Attacks, the
opponent will feel scared because if your punches and
kicks get through then he or she will soon get dizzy
and that is where you will own the match. As for the
Scum Gale infinite, just do not let him get near you,
or do not let him have the time to even do it. Keep on
confusing him. Is this hard to do?

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lovetodie:
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Q: Hey, man... thanks a lot. I did not play the game
on its time but I and my friends are playing it every
once in a while on the Playstation and I really was
surprised on what you said about the N.A.A.! I tired
it but it did not work and may you tell me if Ryo has
any?
A: You have got to do it fast. Be sure your Life Bar
is not at RED or you are not charging. In other words,
you have to be without Supers. Go to your opponent and
do the Raising Storm command + C and then keep on
holding the C button. Then you will see Geese punches
the opponent twice with his crouching C. And this faq
is not about Ryo... only Geese but I will answer this
question this time. Ryo has got three. 1)Standing C,
2)Standing CD and 3)Standing B.

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Maha:
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Q: Don' ya think dat ya wrote da faq in da 'rong time?
I mean da people no' 're playin' K.O.K'2002 w'hile ya
stil' on da old games! Oh 'n hi! :)
A: Long time no see! ^_^ I pasted what you said
because that style makes me laugh a lot. Pretty nice.
Well, yes... the game is kind of old but we still have
the game at the Arcade in here, you know! Believe it
or not, and we are still playing it. So I thought I
should write a faq about my so favorite character. And
I could care less about K.O.F'2002, you know...
K.O.F.'96 still rules. And anyone who says otherwise
should be shot in head, I am afraid to say. And old is
gold.

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Raed:
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Q: Hey, Bos-bos... now answer this as friends. Why
when I jump C to hit you, instead you get me with
crouching C when I play Geese and you Clark and when I
take Clark and you Geese it works on me? And do you
still write "How To Play Against" or stopped? Because
I might ask for some. Thanks, dude.
A: Because you are jumping high, long and pressing the
C button way to early... that is why, Roro. In order
to prevent this usual mistake to happen, you have to
jump low, short, from a distance and press the C
button in time. This is nothing, really. Practice man,
you have been playing this game for about seven years
now and you still do not know how to time everything?
If it is that hard then try his air B, it could hit
Clark easily and there is no good timing needed. And
about the other question... yes I do write "How To
Play Against", but instead of only writting it... I
wait for the E-Mail(s) and if anybody wants me to
write how to play against one or two characters, then
I will happily do so.

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Tony AL:
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Q: Nice work, really! I like old games and I was
shocked when I saw your faq. Good to know there is
someone in gamefaqs likes to write about old games. I
just wanted to tell you that you misspelled Geese's
wife name!
A: Huh! You will find many guys here like old games...
like music. And I always call her Marie... it is
easier and funnier. No wonder I call Choi: "Chai" (it
means Tea).

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AkumaX:
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Q: Yo, Basel. Isn't Geese's Super Move called Raging
Storm? Are you sure Geese's famous throw called Katate
Nage? Because I like to use official names and
everybody is naming the moves as if they really know
anything about Geese!
A: Hmph! It is called "Raising Storm", not Raging
Storm. I have all the manuals, books and games that
Geese appeared in (Neo Geo I mean), and it is ONLY
named as Raising Storm... I see a lot of guys say
Raging Storm, but I do not blame them... I blame it on
Shoryuken and Capcom. Raging Storm... this name
stinks. And I have no pleasure or honor to use it. And
the throw called Katate Nage since it is first
appearance in Fatal Fury: Special. Also, SNK changed
it in Fatal Fury 3 to "Anvil Bash" then in Real Bout
Fatal Fury 2: The New Comers to "Dunk Toss". And this
is pretty damn official, if you ask me. I am a BIG fan
of Geese (since Fatal Fury and Spuer Spy) and mark my
word, when I say official then it is official.

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Last Word:
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Okay, Finally... it is finished. Hope I was helpful
and useful to you. If anybody wants to use anything,
by all means do so, but tell me so first before you do
that. And if anybody have any doubts about any
combination attack or cannot perform any, kindly,
E-Mail me and I will explain it more clearly to you.
Remember, do not stick with the rules a lot... Screw
The Rules.

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Special Thanks:
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1)To SNK from this very great game.
2)To Gamefaqs.
3)To all Geese's fans. 
4)To all my friends for the encouragement. 

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This document Copyright 2003 Basel
<Mr_Basel@yahoo.com>

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