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--------------------------[Samurai Showdown 3]---------------------------------
------------------------------[FAQ/Movelist]-----------------------------------
----------------------------[by Ice Queen Zero]--------------------------------
-------------------------------[Neo Geo CD]------------------------------------
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      INTRODUCTION
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Installment number three is here and it is titled Samurai Showdown 3: Blades of
Blood. This actually part one of an interquel (sequel to Samurai Showdown 1 and
a prequel to Samurai Showdown 2) as noted by Nakoruru still being alive despite
her death in Samurai Showdown 2. Her sister, Rimururu is new to the cast along
with Nicotine's son Gaira, Shizumaru Hisane, Basara Kubikiri, and Amakusa makes
his return. The boss of this game is Zankuro.

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       DISCLAIMER
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Samurai Showdown 3 and its characters are trademarks of SNK n' all copyrights 
belong to them.

This FAQ/Movelist is the sole copyright of Andrea "Azul Fria" Castillo aka
Ice Queen Zero and cannot be put on other sites or posted without my given 
permission nor can it be reproduced w/o proper consent.

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   SYSTEM & CONTROLS
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u = up, d = down, f = towards opponent, b = away from opponent, db/df/uf/ub =
combinations of the other four.

A: Light Slash
B: Meduium Slash
C: Heavy Slash
D: Kick

u: jump
uf: jump forward
f: walk forward
d: crouch
db: block low
b: block
ub: jump back

f + AB when close: Step behind opponent
f + BC: Hop Crush
f + C: Grab and Push Away
b + C: Hard Shove
df + D: Sweep Kick
f + D: Standing Kick
db + D: Light Kick


f,f: Dash forward
b,b: Dash away
b or f when getting up from knockdown: roll to safety
b in air: Air block
b,db,d,df,f: Block stun (with weapon), Catch weapon and toss it (Unarmed)

POW moves are done when the bar is full and they are indicated with *

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      WHAT'S NEW
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New block stun feature where you use b, db, d, df, f when armed

It seems that Samurai Showdown 3 borrowed elements from King of Fighters 94'
AB from afar: Sidestep
ABC: Charge POW

Can roll to safety when knocked down

Can block when airborne

Can step behind the opponent with f + AB

Instead of throwing, you can grab and push the opponent back or give them a
hard shove

There are three punch buttons and one kick button (the strength of the kick can
be changed with the tilt of the joystick.

Each character except Zankuro have two different move sets: Slash and Bust.

There are three systems (grades) you can choose: Beginner, Medium, Upper.
Upper: MAX mode at all times but can't block
Medium: Average gameplay
Beginner: Autoguarding

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      MOVELISTS
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Each character has a set of special moves in addition to the normal attacks
given to them. They are executed by moving the joystick in a certain sequence
and pressing the appropiate attack button. Sometimes, a character can perform
an extra move by doing a normal attack at close range.

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       Haohmaru 
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                                SLASH
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Ougi Kogetsu Zan: f, d, df + Slash
Ougi Senpuu Retsu Zan: d, df, f + Slash
Kuuchuu Senpuu Retsu Zan: d, df, f + Slash in air
Ougi Shippu Kogetsu Zan: f, d, df while running
Ougi Resshinzan: b, d, db + C
Kuuchuu Resshinzan: d, db, b + C in air
Tenha Seikouzan: f, df, d, db, b + C
*Hiougi Tenha Fujinzan: f, d, df, f, d, df + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Ougi Senpuu Retsu Zan Sen: d, df, f + Slash
Ougi Kogetsu Zan: f, d, df + Slash
Nagi Yaiba: d, db, b, f + C
Senpuu Ha: d, df, f + D
Gou Ha: f, d, df + D
*Hiougi Tenha Danku Retsuzan: f, b, db, d, df, f + CD

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     Ukyo Tachibana 
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                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Hiken Sasame Yuki: d, db, b + Slash/(Kick fakes)
Hiken Tsubame Gaeshi: in air, db, d, df, f + Slash
Hiken Oboro Gatana: d, df, f + Slash
Concealed Sabre: f, df, d, db, b + C
Heaven's Gate: Concealed Sabre, A
Warrior Wind: Concealed Sabre, B
*Tsubame Rokuren: f, df, d, db, b, f + BC

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Hiken Sasame Yuki: d, db, b + Slash
Hiken Tsubame Gaeshi: in air, db, d, df, f + Slash
Concealed Sabre Dream Mist: df, d, db, b, f + C
Hiken Kagero: f, d, df + C
*Musou Zanko Ka: f, b, f + CD

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       Galford 
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                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Plasma Blade: d, df, f + Slash
Shadow Copy: f, b, db, d, df, f + A or B
Replica Attack: f, df, d, db, b + AB or CD
Imitate Replica Attack: AC or BD when hit
Rolling Crush: f, d, df + C
Rush Dog: d, db, b + A
Plasma Dog: (d, db, b)x2 + A
Machine Gun Dog: d, db, b + B
Replica Dog: d, db, b + C
Diving Dog: d, db, b + D
*Double Mega Strike Heads: f, b, db, d, df, f + C or D

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Plasma Break: d, df, f + Slash
Shadow Copy: f, b, db, d, df, f + A or B
Replica Attack: f, df, d, db, b + AB or CD
Imitate Replica Attack: AC or BD when hit
Lightning Slash: f, d, df + C
Strike Heads: close, f, d, df + D
Dash Strike Heads: f, d, df + D when running
Plasma Factor: f or df + AB
Machine Gun Dog: d,db,b + B
*Lightning Strike Three: f, df, d, db, b, f + C

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    Gaira Caffeine 
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                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Buchinomeshi: d + C in air
Hyakkan Otoshi: d + D in air
Katsu: d, db, b + A
Jishingan: d, d + AB
Kachi Age: f, d, df + Slash
Midare Uchi: d, df, f + AB
Tsukamuzo Kumitenjo: b, d, db + A
Tsukamuzo Ishiatama: b, d, db + B
Tsukamuzo Shirimekuri: b, d, db + C
*Kenbu: d, df, f, d, df + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Hyakkan Otoshi: d + D in air
Buchikorushi: d, df, f + Slash
Jishingan: d, d + AB
Katsu: d, db, b + A
Enshin Satsu Ten: d, db, b, f + AB
Enshin Satsu Yomi: d, db, b, f + CD
*Kenbu: d, df, f, d, df + AB

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   Shizumaru Hisane
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Hitou-ryuu Kirisame Jin: d, df, f + Slash
Hitou-ryuu Baiu Ensatsujin: f, d, df + Slash
Hitou-ryuu Samidare Giri: f, df, d, db, b + Slash
Hitou-ryuu Hisame Gaeshi: b, db, d, df, f + A
Hitou-ryuu Shin Uryu Kyorakuzan: b, d, db + Slash
*Hitou-ryuu Kinjite Bouu Kyoufuzan: (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + CD

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Hitou-ryuu Kirisame Jin: d, df, f + Slash
Hitou-ryuu Baiu Ensatsujin: f, d, df + Slash
Hitou-ryuu Samidare Giri: f, df, d, db, b + Slash
Hitou-ryuu Shigure: d + C in air
Hitou-ryuu Kosame: u + C in air
*Hitou-ryuu Kinjite Uryu Ressatujin: f, b, db, d, df, f + AB

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       Rimururu
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Konru Memu: b, db, d + A
Rupushi Kuare Nishi: d, df, f + Slash
Konru Shiraru: f, df, d + A in air
Rupushi Nu Tiu: close, f, df, d, db, b + B
Kamui Shitsuki: d, db, b, f + C
Konru Nonno: f, d, df + A
*Rupushi Kamui Emushi Nishi: (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + CD

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Konru Memu: b, db, d + A
Rupushi Kuare Toitoi: d, df, f + Slash
Konru Shiraru: f, df, d + A in air
Rupushi Nu Yaku: close, f, df, d, db, b + D
Rupushi Tum: f or df + AB
Upun On: f + Slash rapidly
*Rupushi Kamui Emushi Toitoi: (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + CD

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    Basara Kubikiri 
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                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Sashiashi: d + D in air
Chisashi: d, df, f + Slash
Sorasashi: in air, d, df, f + Slash
Kage Nui: f, df, d, db, b + Slash
Nue Dama: b, d, db + C
Kage Sui: d, db, b + D
Tomobiki: close, b, db, d, df, f + A
*Kagemai Mukui: b, db, d, df, f, b + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Sashiashi: d + D in air
Chisashi: d, df, f + Slash
Sorasashi: in air, d, df, f + Slash
Kage Sui: d, db, b + D
Tomobiki: close, b, db, d, df, f + A
Kage Ide: f, db, d, df + Slash
Kage Damashi: f, b, f + A/B/C/D
*Kagemai Yumebiki: b, db, d, df, f, b + BC

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       Nakoruru
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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LeLa O Chikiri: close, f, d, df + D
Annu Mutsube: b, db, d + Slash
LeLa Mutsube: d, df, f + Slash
Amube Yatoro Lelashe: f, df, d, db, b + A
Amube Yatoro Shichikapu Etu Brute: f, df, d, db, b + B
Amube Yatoro Shichikapu Amyu: f, df, d, db, b + C
Mamahaha Flight: d, db, b + C
Yatoro Poku: Mamahaha Flight, any down position + any button
Kamui Mutsube: Mamahaha Flight, d, df, f + C
Drop: Mamahaha Flight, any down position + D
Kamui Rimuse: b, d, db + Slash
*Elerushi Kamui Rimuse: (f, df, d, db, b)x2 + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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LeLa O Chikiri: close, f, d, df + D
Annu Mutsube: b, db, d + Slash
LeLa Mutsube: d, df, f + Slash
Ookami Ni Noru: d, db, b + D
Ookami Nori Kougeki: Ookami Ni Noru, Slash
Mer Shikite: Ookami Ni Noru, b, db, d + C
Imer Shikite: Ookami Ni Noru, f, d, df + C in air
Kanto Shikite: Ookami Ni Noru, d, df, f + C
Epunkine Shikite: AC when knocked down
*Nubeki Kamui Shikite: b, db, d, df, f, d, df + BC

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     Hanzo Hattori 
+---------------------+

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                                SLASH
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Ninpo Shizune: d, d + A
Ninpo BakuenRyu: f, df, d, db + Slash
Reppu Shuriken: d, df, f + Slash 
Ninpo Kage Bunshin: f, b, db, d, df, f + A or B
Ninpo Utsusemi Chizan: b, db, d, df, f + BCD 
Ninpo Utsusemi Tenbu: f, df, d, db, b + BCD
Ninpo Miwagari no Jutsu Hotoke: AC when hit
Ninpo Miwagari no Jutsu Oni: BD when hit
Mozu Otoshi: close, f, d, df + CD
Mozu Otoshi Hayate: f, d, df + CD when running
*Fujite Mijin Gakure: d, d, d + AB

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                                  BUST
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Ninpo Shizune: d, d + A
Ninpo BakuenRyu: f, df, d, db + Slash
Reppu Shuriken: d, df, f + Slash 
Ninpo Kage Bunshin: f, b, db, d, df, f + A or B
Ninpo Utsusemi Chizan: b, db, d, df, f + BCD 
Ninpo Utsusemi Tenbu: f, df, d, db, b + BCD
Ninpo Enbu: b, d, db + A/B/C/D
Ninpo Bakuen Mijin Gakure: close, f, d, df + CD
*Fujite Dokuryu: f, df, d, db, b, f + CD

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       Amakusa
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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OumagaToki Mae : b, db, d, df, f + D
OumagaToki Ushiro: f, df, d, db, b + D
Shirei Jin: d, df, f + Slash
Nanji Anten Nyumetsu Seyo: f, b, db, d, df, f + C then Slash
KairetsuSho: f, df, d + C
Tensho Houoh Jin: b, f, b, f + Slash from afar
Shoki Dan: b, db, b + A
*Kyomei Jisatsu Jin: b, f, d, df + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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OumagaToki Mae : b, db, d, df, f + D
OumagaToki Ushiro: f, df, d, db, b + D
Meifu Mashou Dan: d, df, f + Slash
Nanji Anten Nyumetsu Seyo: f, b, db, d, df, f + C then Slash
KairetsuSho: f, df, d + C
Kouma Shorai Ha: b, f, b, f + Slash from afar
Shoki Dan: b, db, b + A
*Kyomei Jisatsu Jin: b, f, d, df + AB

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    Kyoshiro Senryo
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
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Chobi Jishi: f, df, d, db, b + Kick
Kaen Kyokubu: d, df, f + Slash
Chikaze Goma: f, d, df + Slash
Chikemuri Kuruwa: d + A in air
Kyoshiro Enbu: d, df, f, d, df, f + C
Gama Jigoku: f, b, db, d, df, f + AC
Oo Tsunami: d, db, b + Slash
*Aragotoshi Kyoshiro Oni no Mai: d, df, f, d, df, f + BC

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Chobi Jishi Ranshin: f, df, d, db, b + Kick
Kaen Kyokubu: d, df, f + Slash
Kaiten Kyokubu: f, d, df + Slash
Chikemuri Kuruwa: d + A in air
Kyoshiro Enbu: d, df, f, d, df, f + C
Yamata no Orochi: d, db, b, db, f + C
*Aragotoshi Kyoshiro Oni no Mai: d, df, f, d, df, f + BC

+---------------------+
    Genjuro Kibagami
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
                      o----------------------o

Touha Kouyoku Jin: f, d, df + Slash
Sanren Satsu Kiba: d, df, f + Slash
Kaeshi Yaiba 1: Sanren Satsu Kiba, Slash
Sanren Satsu Tsuno: Kaeshi Yaiba 1, d, df, f + Slash
Kaeshi Yaiba 2: Sanren Satsu Tsuno, Slash
Sanren Satsu Rin: Kaeshi Yaiba 2, d, df, f + Slash
Oukazan: d, db, b + Slash
Kurenai: f, df, d + Slash
Shizukujin: close, b, d, db + C
*Gokouzan: f, b, db, d, df, f + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
                      o----------------------o

Touha Kouyoku Jin: f, d, df + Slash
Sanku Satsu: d,df,f + Slash (3 times)
Uro Ouka Shoubo: d, db, b + Slash
Shigure: f, df, d + Slash
Hyakki Satsu: f, b, f + C
*Ura Gokou: f, b, db, d, df, f + CD

+---------------------+
       Zankuro
+---------------------+

                      o----------------------o
                                SLASH
                      o----------------------o

Mugenryuu Shippuuzan: d, df, f + Slash
Mugenryuu Mugenhou: d, db, b, f + Slash
Mugenryuu Tenkuzurezan: f, d, df + Slash
Mugenryuu Muhouken: when neutral, b, f + A
Mugenryuu Ittouzan: b, db, d + AB
Mugenryuu Tenchuu: in air, d + C
Mugenryuu Fudou (Tsuujou Waza Atemi): b, db, d, df, f + D
Ougi Musou Shingekiken: d, d, d, df, f + AB

                      o----------------------o
                                  BUST
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Mugenryuu Shippuuzan: d, df, f + Slash
Mugenryuu Mugenhou: d, db, b, f + Slash
Mugenryuu Tenkuzurezan: f, d, df + Slash
Mugenryuu Muhouken: when neutral, b, f + A
Mugenryuu Ittouzan: b, db, d + AB
Mugenryuu Tenchuu: in air, d + C
Mugenryuu Fudou (Tsuujou Waza Atemi): b, db, d, df, f + D
Ougi Musou Shingekiken: d, d, d, df, f + AB

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        CREDITS
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SNK whom created the game

GameFAQs for hosting

My sister Renea "Roja Calor" Castillo - helping me test some of these moves out
for being my test dummy when a 2nd player is needed.

You for reading this FAQ. See you again in my FAQ for Samurai Showdown 4.

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    	CONTACT ME
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-Ice Queen Zero