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THE SAMURAI SHODOWN ]I[ - RIMURURU STRATEGY GUIDE/FAQ v2.0
        by : Joe Palanca (jgpalanca@csupomona.edu)

"Nakoruru's younger sister who believes that the cause of this trouble stems
 from Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, the original villain of Samurai Shodown.  She
 is the ice-cold snow maiden on a quest."
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Why Rimururu?  Well, I kinda liked Rimururu after playing her for a while,
and found that she's much like Nakoruru in Samurai Shodown I and ][.  I
found that she's not that easy to learn how to use, because of her short
range and delays during some of her specials.  Well, for those of you who've
found that this is true, or those who're just curious to the benefits of
using Nak's younger sister, this guide will hopefully enlighten you in the
world of RIMURURU.

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CONTENTS :

Acknowledgements
Version History
FAQs
Character Information
Notes on Game Play
Normal Attacks
Special Attacks
Combos
General Strategies
Specific Strategies
Rimururu's Ending
Info Needed/Lacking

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS :

Shawn Holmes (shawnh@csn.net)
        Lots of info taken from his TapFAQ
Red Fox (redfox08@aol.com)
        Some info taken from his movelist
Greg Kasavin (shrike@slip.net)
        His NewType page had some info I used
Damone (damone@ios.com)
        Web site where this guide can be found
Kelya Saddrick (kisaddrick@csufullerton.edu)
        Contributing writer; spelling/grammar corrections; editing; move
        tester
Eddie Ju (edju@scf.usc.edu)
        Web site where this guide can be found
Mike Pureka (mpureka@mail.wesleyan.edu)
        Info on special moves; come combos
David Quest (dquest@cris.com)
        Info about Kamui Shtokke move
Chad (macabio@hawaii.edu)
        Some combos
Rodger Wayne Belyea (fenix@ksu.ksu.edu)
        Bit of info and combos

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VERSION HISTORY :

0.5 - Initial unreleased version; still needs a LOT of work; basically only
      a move list still
0.9 - First released version (basically to get more feedback); added combos,
      FAQs, move comments, poses
1.0 - Revised with better information on moves, more combos and strategies
1.2 - Minor revisions; updated info on moves; more combos
1.5 - More info on normal and special attacks; combo descriptions; revised
      strategies
1.7 - More strategies; older strategies revised slightly; more combos
2.0 - Minor revisions; Speech translations added

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FAQS :

1) Who is Rimururu?
        Rimururu is Nakoruru's younger sister.  In Samurai Shodown 2, she was
in Nak's background stage, in the arm of a bear.  At the end of SS2, Nak left
the physical world to help free nature.  Thus she became a spiritual entity.
She passed on her knowledge and weapon to Rimururu, saying that it was now
Rimmy's duty to protect nature.  
        Rimururu immediately left home after SS2, and began her training. She 
left word to no one, thus her parents became quite worried.  No one knows 
where or how she learned to control the element of ice, but she appeared 
with one thing in mind : to find Amakusa Shiro Tokisada.
        Apparently, she felt a disturbance in nature, and believed that it
was Amakusa's doing.  Her sister however, returned from the spiritual realm
with the knowledge of the truth.  To Nakoruru's surprise, she finds Rimmy
fighting outside their home (this explains her shock when she appears in
Rimmy's stage).  Her parents, too, are surprised and happy to see that their
youngest daughter has grown a little and become quite the warrior.
        It is rumored that the ice crystal that follows her around contains
part of Nakoruru's soul, which is where Rimmy gets some of her power.  This
has been unconfirmed.

2) Is it Rimururu or Rimnerel?
        No one's really sure.  Her name has been seen both ways, but it is
more commonly seen as Rimururu, to solidify the fact that she's Nakoruru's
sister.

3) Does she have Nakoruru's hand-me-downs?
        Isn't it obvious?  The sword is Nakoruru's old sword, and her clothes
have been patterned more like Nakoruru's as well.  However, instead of a
large cape, she has a cloth tied around her head.

4) What happened to the bear?
        He's probably in hibernation, seeing as how it's winter.

5) What's that ice crystal that follows her around?
        Like I said above, it's rumored that it is some sort of entity which
contains part of Nak's soul.  After all, Nak did say at the end of SS2 that
she would be with Rimmy in her battles, and at the end of SS3, Rimmy says
that she's okay because Nak's always with her.

6) Is she like Sub-Zero?  Cham Cham?
        No, she's not like Sub-Zero, so don't go playing her like so.  And
she's definitely not like Cham Cham.  If you want to use someone like Cham
Cham, try Basara.

7) Why is she controlling ice instead of animals like her sister?
        The creators of the game needed a new idea (I mean, how many people
are like Haohmaru as it is).  Plus, they already have a number of fire-damage
people and Galford has lighting, so why not ice?

8) Is she cheap?
        Possibly...she does have an infinite combo...but then again, so do a
couple of other characters (i.e. Haohmaru)

9) Why's she so different?
        Because of the following : a) she's the fastest character in the game
b) she's the shortest character in the game c) she's the cutest character in
the game d) she sings!!!

10) How old is she?
        I'd say about 12 to 14 years old.  A lot say she's about 10, but I
think she's too tall to be 10.  She's almost Hisame's height.  At the oldest,
15 and youngest, 12.

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CHARACTER INFORMATION :

The ice-cold snow maiden who fights for her older sister...
Quote : "You anger mighty nature!"

Stage : Northern Country (Winter) -  This stage is very similar to Nakoruru's
stage in SS1, although it looks more like a winter version of Nak's stage in
SS2.  In the second round, Nakoruru and her two parents come out of the 
cottage and watch the fight.  When Nakoruru first comes out, she is holding 
two rabbits, but drops them in shock when she sees her sister fighting.  For 
the rest of the match, Nakoruru is shaking her head, while her father is 
running his hand over his beard.  If Rimmy wins, Nakoruru smiles in relief 
and her mother begins clapping.  If Rimmy loses, Nak drops to her knees in 
sorrow and her mother turns to comfort her as her father covers his face with 
his hand.  During the desperation, the background vanishes and the characters 
fight in a fierce blizzard.

Speech : Pre-Fight -> "Saa, ikuzo!" = "Now, let's go!"
                      "Kinari!" = ???
         Special Moves -> "Kurae!" = "Take this!"
                          "Kagami da!" = ???
                          "Un shotto!" = ???
                          "Yoi shotto!" = ???
                          "Yarida!" = ???
                          "Hai, kome!" = ???
                          "Nan nano...hondunanna!" = ???
                          "Iku yo!" = "Let's go!"
         Victory -> "Yoshi!" = "All right!"
                    "Daishizen no oshihoki da yo!" = "This is nature's
                     punishment!"

Poses : * SLASH *
        Character Select Screen - She does a quick flip backwards, goes into
          a defensive guarding position with her arm raised near her face and
          shouts something.
        Before Round One - Has her ice crystal floating above her out-
          stretched hand, quickly she raises her arm to a defensive position
          and the crystal goes behind her while she shouts something.
        1st Round Win - Tightens the knot in her head band, then quickly
          moves her hands down to her side and says "Yosh!" (Good!)
        2nd Round Win - Removes her headband, turns around swinging the head-
          band real fast then holds it over her shoulders while saying,
          "Daishizen..."
        2nd Round Portrait - Stays in normal pose, then shows portrait with
          quote above.
        Loss to Time - Lowers head in frustration, then with one arm she
          wipes a tear from her eye and then shakes her clenched fist.
        Stalemate - Lowers her head in anger and shakes her clenched fist out
          in front of her.
        Dizzy - Presses one arm against herself and cradles it with her other
          arm.
        * BUST *
        Character Select Screen - Shouts something while in her defensive
          position, then swings sword upwards real quick, finishes by
          pointing at opponent across the screen.
        Before Round One - Same as Slash.
        1st Round Win - Raises hand to the side of her head, palm upwards.
          Her ice crystal moves from behind her to just above her palm as she
          moves her head to one side and giggles.
        2nd Round Win - Pauses then begins to look back and forth as her ice
          crystal plays "hide-and-seek" by always staying behind her.
          Finally, it stops moving and when she finds it she giggles.
        2nd Round Portrait - Same as Slash.
        Loss to Time - Same as Slash.
        Stalemate - Same as Slash.
        Dizzy - Same as Slash.

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NOTES ON GAME PLAY :

The game play has changed a lot with Samurai Shodown 3, so as a suggestion
(and a cheap plug), check out Shawn's TapFAQ, Red Fox's FAQ, or my MiniFAQ 
for more info on the game play and regular moves for all characters.

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NORMAL ATTACKS :

Here are all the normal attacks for Rimururu, presented just for you.  Under
the short description of what each move is, there will be two square 
brackets.  Inside the brackets are three numbers/letters.  They are as 
follows:

1st slot:  How the move must be blocked...
  --> HL = can be blocked High OR Low
  --> H  = must be blocked High
  --> L  = must be blocked Low
  --> UB = cannot be blocked High OR Low
2nd slot:  Can the move be air blocked (Y or N)
3rd slot:  How many times does the single move hit for
V. Jumping indicates a straight jump up
H. Jumping indicates a forward or backwards jump
If just jumping is listed, then the H. Jumping and V. Jumping are
identical.

           Far                        Close
Standing:
A-         leans forward into slash   sideways slash
           [HL,N,1]                   [HL,N,1]
B-         steps into downwards slash sideways slash
           [HL,N,1]                   [HL,N,1]
C-         steps into upwards slash   upwards slash
           [HL,N,1]                   [HL,N,2]
Ducking:
A-         sideways slash
           [HL,N,1]
B-         sideways slash
           [HL,N,1]
C-         low sword sweep
           [L,?,1]
Dashing:
A-         long reaching quick forward slash
           [HL,N,1]
B-         exactly the same as normal standing B slash
           [HL,N,1]
C-         ducks then does a hopping rising slash
           [UB,N,2]
Jumping:
A-         slash at forward and downward angle
           [H,Y,1]
B-         slash straight in front of herself
           [H,Y,1]
C-         rising slash from low to above her head
           [H,Y,1]
Hopping Guard Crush:
Armed-     hopping low kick
           [H,Y,1]
Punches (all punches are the same move at different speeds):
Standing-  straight forward chop
           [HL,N,1]
Ducking-   straight forward chop
           [HL,N,1]
Dashing-   sliding normal straight forward chop
           [HL,N,1]
Jumping-   chopping downwards chop in front of herself
           [H,Y,1]
Kicks:
D-         turn around kick
           [HL,N,1]
Fwd+D-     slide kick and then a flip backwards
           [HL,?,2]
Dwn+D-     low leg extension
           [L,?,1]
Dwn/Fwd+D- an upwards thrust kick with both legs
           [HL,N,1]
Dashing+D- slide kick
           [L,?,1]
Jumping+D- a kick at a downwards angle
           [H,Y,1]
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Slashes : Be careful with her standing close C because if they are too far 
away, you'll hit with the first strike and miss with the second, leaving them 
time to recover and counter.  Much like Nakoruru, her air slashes are all 
directed to the side or above her (which is stupid since she's one of the 
higher jumpers), so if your opponent is directly below you, either use the 
Konril Shira or a kick.  Her slashes are somewhat like Nak's old and new 
ones.  Her Standing Far A has some reach and is a good counter.  Her Standing 
B is good for counter's as well and comes out fairly fast.  Her crouching C
slash is much like Galford and Hanzo's.  You can use it effectively on an
opponent on his/her way down from a jump, slashing their feet out from under
them.  Dodging then standing B seems to be an effective counter attack, which
seems to annoy many players.  Actually, Rimmy is one of the best dodgers in
the game because she is so fast.

Kicks :  Her Hop Crush comes out fast, and can be a useful counter, as well 
as her forward standing D kick.  Her dashing BC is fast, as well as her other 
dashing attacks, so use them often to interrupt slow specials of opponents.
Like Nak, use her kicks often because they are her most effective in stopping
an attack.  Her jumping D has priority over all attacks if she jumps a second
after her opponent does (usually as they're coming down).  However, if they
have their attack already out and it's a downward attack, you may trade hits
(i.e. Hisame's jumping C).

Unarmed : Just keep in mind that she still has most of her special attacks
still available to her.  She is still quite effective without her sword be-
cause of this.  Her kicks are still very damaging and she still has some
combos.

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SPECIAL ATTACKS :

Note : Rimururu has a triangle jump.
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Konril Myu                             | Freezes ground to hit for
                                       | damage and stun opponent.
 O-   / | + A                          |
    O   O                              |
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This seems to catch many players off guard, and is a very good counter.  It
can still hit even if she's hit.  This is normally what happens when someone
tries to jump at her and lands on it.  This is used also for the endless
combo below.  Just be careful when using it, because it takes a while for her
to recover, and some characters, like Hisame, can easily cross-jump over you
and this can result in a nasty combo.
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Lupu Quall                             | Tosses a cube of ice that hits
                                       | freezing damage.
 | \   -O + Slash                      |
 O   O                                 |
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This is a good air counter and her main projectile.  The distance and level
at which it is thrown depends on the slash button pressed.  A will be thrown
far and low, B will be medium on both counts, and C will be short and high.
Using the A is hard to hit opponents with because it basically throws it on
the ground.  Another problem is players sometimes perform the Konril Myu on
accident instead.
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Konril Shira                           | Leaps, and creates a platform of
                                       | ice that crashes down into
 (jump) -O \   | + A                   | opponent for damage.
             O O                       |
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It can sometimes confuse people who try an air counter, but she stays up 
there so long, they usually recover.  It can also be used as a delay tactic 
for running out the last few seconds on the timer.  One use that works fairly 
well is if your opponent is directly below you when you jump, you can hit 
them with this as you create the platform since she doesn't have any attacks 
that strike below her.  This works best if you're up in the air first, and
your opponent is a slow jumper.
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Rupu Tu Nu Tiu                         | Grabs opponent, freezes, and
                                       | smashes against edge of screen
 (close) -O \   |   / O- + B           | for damage.
              O O O                    |
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This is a good throw which does a fair amount of damage.  It's a very good
close-in attack and can be used in a combo.  This is also great to use to get
revenge on those Galford and Hanzo Strike Head users.  Against the CPU, jump
in and perform the move quickly to easily put them on ice.
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Kamui Shtokke                          | Casts a wall of ice two-three
                                       | character lengths away, to hit
 |   / O- -O + C                       | for ice damage.
 O O                                   |
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This is good to use if an opponent falls short on a jump or is running from
the other end of the screen.  It can also be used to keep opponents away.  It
can be used to reflect some projectiles as well (Genjuro's cards, Amakusa's
fire demon, Galford's Plasma Blade, Haohmaru's Tornado).  It also stuns the
opponent if it hits, leading to some interesting combos.  It's also an
effective shield against some far reaching attacks.  The trick is to get it
out quick enough.
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Konrul Nonril                          | Creates an iceberg that rises
                                       | from the ground, catches
 -O | \   + A                          | opponent, and juggles into air
    O   O                              | for multiple hits of ice damage.
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This is basically her uppercut, but it has some major lag time.  Works good
on jumpers with major hang time (stay in air long).
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POWER SPECIAL:                         | Casts a huge iceberg around the
Rupu Kamui Emyu                        | opponent that explodes and hits
                                       | for massive damage.
 -O \   |   / O- -O \   |   / O- + CD  |
      O O O           O O O            |
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This can be seen coming a mile away, but she recovers right away.  The only
way to counter is to hit her on her way up or down.  A sure way to hit is if
an opponent performs a move that has major lag time after or they leap high
and are coming down (i.e. Haohmaru's POW special, Ukyo's POW special)
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Konril Myu                             | Freezes ground to hit for damage
                                       | and stun opponent.
 O-   / | + A                          |
    O   O                              |
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See Slash version.
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Lupu Quall                             | Tosses ice that will freeze
                                       | opponent for damage.
 | \   -O + Slash                      |
 O   O                                 |
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See Slash version.
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Konril Shia                            | Leaps, and creates a platform of
                                       | ice that crashes down into
 (jump) -O \   | + A                   | opponent for damage.
             O O                       |
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See Slash version.
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Rupu Tu Nu Yaku                        | Grabs opponent, freezes, and
                                       | kicks twice, slamming into edge
 (close) -O \   |   / O- + D           | of screen for damage.
              O O O                    |
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See Rupu Tu Nu Tiu.
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Lupu Thomumu                           | Hurls a giant blade of ice at
                                       | opponent (either high or low)
 -O or  \   + AB                       | that knocks down for ice damage.
          O                            |
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This attack comes out immediately, and does a significant amount of damage.
It seems to surprise many novice players.  It can also be used in some combos
(see below).
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Upon Wo                                | Casts out multiple icicles that
                                       | shower opponent with hits, to
 Repeatedly press Slash buttons        | end with one final strike.
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This is good for ticking off damage and in combos.  Unlike most attacks of
this sort, the recovery isn't bad.  It does some great blocking damage esp.
against unarmed opponents.
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POWER SPECIAL:                         | Casts a gigantic iceberg over
Rupu Kamui Emyu                        | opponent that erupts and hits
                                       | for massive damage.
 -O \   |   / O- -O \   |   / O- + CD  |
      O O O           O O O            |
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See Slash version.
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COMBOS :

* Endless Combo -> (Slash/Bust) Back Standing B, Konril Myu *
  Basically, all you do is slash with B which will stun them enough to throw
  the Konril Myu, which stuns them long enough to do the standing B, then you
  do the Konril Myu, then...etc. etc. etc.
* Jumping C, Crouching B *
  I don't think this is too complicated to try.  Basic combo that I use when
  I've got nothing better to try.
* Jumping D, Crouching D x2, BC *
  This is a good combo to use especially when unarmed.  You must be close or
  even cross jump when you hit with the jumping D to get both crouching D's
  to hit.  You can use the forward crouching D instead of the hop crush as
  well.
* Deep Jumping D, Standing B, Rupu Tu Nu Tiu or Rupu Tu Nu Yaku *
  This is another great combo that can work if unarmed.  This does some good
  damage and works fairly well.  It can be considered cheap, cuz you can
  still finish the combo even if the opponent blocks the first two hits.
* Jumping D, Crouching B, Hop Crush (BC) *
  This is just like one of the above combos, except you don't have to be as
  close.  You can add the Rupu Tu Nu Tiu or Yaku at the end if you're close
  enough to grab after the hop crush.
* Jumping C, Standing/Crouching B, Konril Myu, Lupu Quall (with B) *
  This is a great stun combo which looks pretty cool.  You basically stun
  them with a massive damage jumping C, then do a standing or crouching B,
  and hit them with a Konril Myu (endless combo), and finally use the Lupu
  Quall to freeze them.  Use the B version because the A or C won't hit.
* Jumping Deep C/Cross Jumping C, Crouching C *
  The basic killer combo.  This is fairly self-explanatory.  You just have to
  make sure you're close enough when you land to hit with the Crouching C, or
  else you're mince meat.
* (Slash) Standing B, Konril Nonril, Jumping C *
  This is an air juggle combo that looks pretty cool (no puns intended when I
  use "cool").  Basically, you hit with the B which stuns them long enough
  to do the Konril Nonril, which will throw them into the air.  They'll be
  frozen long enough for you to jump up with C.  You must hit C as soon as
  you leave the ground to hit, otherwise you'll miss them on your way up.
* (Bust) Jumping A, Crouching A, Upon Wo *
  This is a basic combo of pressing buttons really fast...
* (Bust) Standing Close B, Standing Lupu Thomumu (no knock down) *
  This is a rare no knock down combo which does some good damage.  Be careful
  if the Lupu Thomumu is blocked though, because you may get a nasty counter
  afterwards.
* (Bust) Konril Myu, Standing B/C, Lupu Thomumu (no knock down) *
  Stun them with the Konril Myu and then hit with either a standing B or C
  (if close, the C will be two hits), then freeze them with the Lupu Tomumu
  (either standing or crouching).  There's no knock down.

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GENERAL STRATEGIES :

        Rimururu is the fastest character in the game.  You must rely on her
speed rather than strength.  She is one of the best at counter attacks.
There are a few ways she can be played : 1) Aerial attacks 2) Counter-attacks
or 3) Dashing attacks.
        Aerial : She is one of the best jumpers in the game.  Much like Nak
in SS1 and SS2, she controls air battles with ease.  However, she has one
draw back.  Most of her slashes are either directed above or beside her.
Thus, she cannot effectively attack anyone below her.  However, she does have
the Konril Shira which isn't too great, but can be used on occasion.  The
best strategy is to let the opponent jump first, because he can get into the
air fast and use her C slash to quickly hit before the opponent can get his/
her slash out.
        Counter : She has some of the fastest slashes and kicks in the game.
She can easily pull out her attack before most opponents can.  Use her stand-
ing far A a lot to interrupt or counter other attacks and specials.  Her 
forward standing D is a very effective counter as well, because most players
don't expect it.  Her hop crush is also a fast and effective move to annoy
players performing specials or C slashes.  An annoying tactic that many
players hate (esp. slower characters like Gaira) is dodging then attacking.
If you've ever played the CPU Kuroku, you know why I say this.  She is one of
the best at dodging, then countering with a quick A or B slash or even a kick
afterwards.  Just learn how to time your counters.
        Dashing : She can dash in and quickly strike her opponent before they
can react.  This annoys most players, because she is so quick.  This method
is also effective in setting up quick combos, because you can get one quick
hit in, then continue with a barrage of attacks.

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SPECIFIC STRATEGIES :

* Shizumaru Hisame - Okay, this is one of her tougher opponents.  Mostly be-
        cause he can be just as fast in getting attacks out.  He can also
        counter most attacks of hers.  Be careful with fireball attacks, as
        he can easily jump over them and set up a killer combo.  Watch out
        for kamikaze jumpers, because they can do some major damage with the
        jumping C attack.  Best counter is to dodge the attack and using the
        standing A or B, forward standing D, or hop crush.  Slash version can
        block/negate his umbrella throw with the Kamui Shtokke.  It will look
        like it misses, because the umbrella keeps going, but it will not hit
        you (which surprises many beginners).
* Haohmaru - Don't over do the jumping.  His uppercut may not be as fast, but
        it can still do its damage.  His slashes are slower than hers, so
        use the standing A or B a lot to interrupt and counter his attacks.
        Combos do work on him, as long as you can get in close enough to set
        them up.  Her Deep Jumping C can usually connect long before he can
        counter (unless of course he saw you coming).
* Nakoruru - She can be a pain when it comes to air battles, so try to keep
        it on the ground.  The best method against her is the dashing one,
        because Rimmy's a bit faster than her sister.  Watch out for Nak's
        POW special though, because the CPU especially likes to use it when
        faced with players who dash in a lot.
* Galford - He rivals her in aerial attacks, much like Nak.  Use the counter
        method against him, as it is the most effective.  Set him up for 
        combos, and use the Konril Myu a lot to make sure you hit him if he
        tries to jump attack you.  Most often human opponents like to dash
        in and perform the strike head, so counter with the standing A, hop
        crush, or forward standing D.  If anything, use your own throw to get
        revenge and see how they like it.
* Hanzo Hattori - Almost the same strategies as with Galford, except for the
        teleports.  Watch out for his low teleport.  The best tactic is to
        jump and air block.  That way, you'll either block an attack from
        above or jump over an attack from below.  Remember that his fire
        slinky now comes back if dodged or missed.  Don't perform any moves
        with major lag time, because he'll run up and perform his throw.
* Basara Kubikiri - He's great at counter attacking, so make sure you know
        which attacks to use and when.  Be careful with his image fakes, be-
        cause they can easily confuse the novice player.  Use the Konril Myu
        to counter his air attacks, that way he lands on them.  Use the dash
        method or counter method.  He's a slow jumper, and has some hang time
        so you should easily win air battles against him.
* Gaira Caffeine - He's SLOW!!!  Use speed to your advantage.  But try to
        keep distance between the two of you.  He's got some major league
        damaging throws and moves.  Don't over do the jumping, because he's
        got some good air counters.  You can interrupt almost all of his
        moves with the standing far A.
* Amakusa Shiro Tokisada - Any strategy works for this guy.  I haven't seen
        him used effectively yet.  My personal opinion is that he's the weak-
        est character in the game.  You can easily see his specials coming.
        But he does have very good recovery, so don't go rushing in after his
        attacks.  Don't get into a fireball fight, because you'll lose, since
        his fireball comes out faster.
* Genjuro Kibagami - He loves to counter, so don't do any slow recovery moves
        or you'll be eating his blade the whole round.  His uppercut has very
        much improved, so don't over do the jumping.  His slashes are still
        slow (C especially), so using the standing far A a lot.  Human users
        still like to move under and counter against jumpers, so be careful
        against that.
* Ukyo Tachibana - He himself is slow, but his slashes are quick.  He can
        counter very well.  His drawback are his slow recoveries after
        special attacks.  Quickly counter any special he throws at you.  Be
        careful when he's got full POW, because that special is a very good
        counter.  Don't use your standing far B too much, because that's the
        easiest slash for Bust Ukyo to catch with his sword catch move.
* Rimururu - She's not too hard, but she likes to use the counter method.  I
        guess dashing is one of the better methods to use.  Aerial battles
        can turn ugly, because no one will win, except by luck.  Most Rimmy
        players play the same, and CPU likes to play defensively.
* Kyoshiro Senryo - He's a major league pain in the ass.  He dodges most
        aerial attacks, then counters.  He plays very defensively, and can
        easily poke you do death with that long range spear of his.  Some-
        times using fireballs can work, but eventually, he'll start to jump
        over and attack with his range.  Block low against his fireball
        attacks, but be careful if he's close, because he'll use his hop
        crush.
* Kuroku - He's the hardest character for Rimmy, because he knows how to use
        her speed.  I have a hard time beating him (although he's kinda fun
        to play against).  Watch out for the sidestepping manuever, because 
        he'll do it and quickly get you into a nice combo.  He counters 
        often, and is constantly on the offensive.  I actually enjoy playing 
        against him because it goes so fast.  The funnest is dodging or 
        countering with the same attacks.  Good Luck!
* Zankuro Minazuki - You can basically do the normal strategy of block and
        counter, which works with any character against him.  But the one
        strategy I use that always works (at least on lower levels of game
        play) is jump in close and perform her Rupu Tu Nu Tiu or Yaku.

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RIMURURU'S ENDING :

Each ending in SS3, albeit disappointing, works in this format: Zankuro makes 
a short speech, and then, each particular character makes a short speech, 
depending on who you play.  Here's Rimururu's, with exact spelling and 
grammar from the game:
                                  ____   _   _    _   _    _   _   _
"Forgive me for leaving          |    | | | | \  / | | \  / | \ \ / /
 without a word.                 |  __| | | |  \/  | |  \/  |  \ - /
 For I have found my             |   \  | | | |--| | | |--| |   | |
 own way of life, sister.        |_|\_| |_| |_|  |_| |_|  |_|   |_|
 The sun and moon show me.      ======================================
 How many moons has it                     RIMURURU/RIMNEREL
 been since my exit?
 Yes, I was lonely, but
 no place knows not the wind!
 With you by my side,
 I have no worries.
 Don't worry for me!
 I'm okay, you're okay!"

Note : In the CD version of the game, Rimururu sings a song during the
credits rather than the normal music.

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INFO NEEDED/LACKING :

- More combos/strategies...
- Anything you think is lacking.
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