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    MARVEL VS. CAPCOM FAQ for the PSX
    by Joseph Christopher <sirlordjoseph@icqmail.com>
    version 1.3
    Dec. 8, 1999
                                                                           
    this faq is copyright 1999-2000 Joseph Christopher
                                                                           
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    * This society does not care if you're the dumbest vegetable on earth,             
      if you do something wrong, someone will make you pay the price! ;)               
                                                                           
    * Nobody, and I mean NOBODY uses Ryu in an MVC game without using a fireball
      at least ten times per match, and this just sickens me. There will only
      be two kinds of Ryu opponents if you use this strategy: One that wouldn't
      be able to do anything about it and consider you cheap, and another
      that would be able to punish you with a combo that ends with a super
      before you could even say the "-douken!" part. I wrote this faq to offer
      a different strategy, one that would not make use of ANY of his infamous
      MVC specials, namely the MVC versions of the Hadouken, Shoryuken, and
      the Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku. Many of you, at this point, would be asking,
      "Why then, should I bother using Ryu?" and I reply:
                                                                           
                                                                           
    1. Ryu's Shinkuu Hadouken crosses out the Mech Zangief types from those
       who have a possibility to beat you.
    2. Ryu's Shinkuu Tatsumaki crosses out the Wolverine types from those
       who have a possibility to beat you.
    3. Ryu can change his fighting style to that of Ken and Akuma, giving
       him the ability to do THEIR supers.
    4. Ryu can be a great confuser.
    5. Ryu can make you look totally COOL if you win using him WITHOUT the
       specials.
                                                                           
    Why read this guide:
       I. Legend
      II. General Moves
     III. Normal Moves
      IV. Supers
       V. Combos
      VI. Vs. Computer
     VII. Vs. Human
    VIII. Ending
      IX. Credits
       X. Revision History
      XI. Final Words
                                                                           
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    U - up
    D - down
    B - back
    F - forward
    + - at the same time
    P - any punch
    K - any kick
    L - low
    M - medium
    H - high
    / - or
                                                                           
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    dash       - F,F / B,B (goes in direction you choose)
    super jump - D,U / D,UF / D,UB (goes in direction you choose)
    guard push - LP+MP+HP (while blocking)
    taunt      - press select
    call helper- MP+MK
    tag super  - D,DF,F+HP+HK
    team work  - D,DB,B+HP+HK
                                                                           
    * let me explain a few things about some of the general moves:
    * first of all, in the PSX version, you'll have to choose only ONE partner,
      either one of the conventional characters ("partner heroes") or one of
      the helpers ("special heroes").
                                                                           
    call helper - your helper is the character you choose after you have chosen
                  the special heroes option. He/she basically, when called,
                  just enters the screen, does an attack, and leaves. Fighters
                  available in the character select screen are not available
                  as helpers and vice versa. In the PSX version, choosing a
                  helper does not require much effort since the cursor is at
                  your command. Beware of the time limit though, and be sure
                  of who you'll choose before you enter that menu. Oh, and
                  even the secret helpers are no secret no more---just press
                  down on Iceman to select Shadow and down on Colossus to
                  select Sentinel. One last reminder, helpers in the PSX version
                  are no longer limited to a certain number of strikes so,
                  in my opinion, rammers will RULE.
                                                                           
                                                                           
    tag super - common to crossover fans, this move needs at least two levels
                of super charged up. It will allow both fighters to execute
                their respective supers at the same time, though the resting
                one, in the PSX version, will no longer be left behind as if
                they already "tagged"
                                                                           
    team work - a clone of your opponent enters the screen, and after that
                you can control both your fighters at the same time! (they'll
                both respond to your controls.) What's more, your super gauge
                is set to infinite. Yeah! This state is timed though, so use
                it wisely. The length of time you stay in this state is determined
                by the amount of super you have charged up when you did it.
                Oh and I did say you can choose a helper as a partner right?
                Well if you do, and use this move, he/she'll just enter the
                screen, do his/her thing, exit, and repeat the whole process
                over and over while you do YOUR thing and until the time runs
                out---again one of the reasons why rammers would RULE. (cause
                they'll be the ones repeating their entrances most before
                time runs out).
                                                                           
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    1. LP - Ryu's jabs, like any other shoto's, are one of the few that
            live up to the name; a simple, weak, but quick punch.
                                                                           
       a) standing - he throws a punch that's just as useful as any normal
                     or small sized player's jab in the game. Used to confuse
                     high-blocking opponents to continue blocking high when
                     you decide to do a D+LK-> HP-> air combo.
                                                                           
       b) crouching - well, he just crouches and does basically the same
                      attack as his standing LP. This time you use it to
                      confuse opponents to block low when you decide to do
                      an overhead.
                                                                           
       c) jumping - still as useless as it was during the earlier SF games.
                    You can use it to start an air combo, but other than that
                    I don't see any reason to do it.
                                                                           
    2. MP - it's his basic combo filler. Has its varieties, but still mainly
            used to increase the number of hits of your every combo.
                                                                           
       a) standing - Ryu does a side uppercut that's just so dam useless
                     except for combos but what did I just say about MPs?
                                                                           
       b) crouching - another combo filler but this time you can also use
                      it as a poker since the D+MK is too slow and the D+LP/
                      D+LK is too short.
                                                                           
       c) jumping - the best combo filler in my opinion but can only be used
                    as such. You do a hit uppercut that launches the opponent
                    a little higher in mid-air during an air combo and can
                    be followed up with a Shinkuu Hadouken---nice!
                                                                           
    3) HP - tons of uses and therefore is the most important in Ryu's array
            of normal moves. Besides being a good combo ender, also has high
            priority and does some pretty respectable damage.
                                                                           
       a) standing - a straight forward punch to the, well, it depends on your
                     opponent's height cause height differences in MVC vary
                     too greatly. You can also follow this move up with a
                     Shinkuu Hadouken---cool!
                                                                           
       b) crouching - this is what every MVC character has---a launcher. From
                      a kneeling position, Ryu sends forth a powerful uppercut
                      (of course, not as powerful as the Shoryuken but a hundred
                      times more useful) that looks much like uppercuts in
                      the Mortal Kombat series.
                                                                           
       c) jumping - now this is the high priority move I was talking about.
                    You just punch downward, (diagonally forward, not straight down)
                    and hit hard, giving you enough time to follow it up with
                    ANY move---normal, special, or super if you use it as a
                    jump-in combo starter. You can super jump and charge your
                    super bar by repeatedly doing this move as an alternative
                    to the multitude of fireballs you were probably thinking.
                    If an opponent's air-borne, you can also super jump and
                    do it as you propell yourself to give him a knock down
                    surprise.
                                                                           
    4) LK - at some point may be better than the LPs but not always. I'll
            show you why...
                                                                           
       a) standing - useless, actually. You just deliver a kick to the shin
                     Comes out slower than the standing LP so can't be used
                     as a poker but can still serve as a combo filler.
                                                                           
       b) crouching - ahh...yes, the short kick that used to rule during the
                      SFII series. I think you can do about 5-7 hit combos
                      with this move before but not any more. It's a good
                      combo starter, that's what it is. And it can also be
                      a good confuser.
                                                                           
       c) jumping - it can counter a few things the opponent has in mind because
                    of its priority but I think the jumping HP is much, much
                    better
                                                                           
    5) MK - just like the MPs, a basic combo filler that has its varieties
            but is mainly used to increase the number of hits of your every
            combo.
                                                                           
       a) standing - Ryu does a high side kick that's just so dam useless
                     except for combos but what did I just say about MKs?
                                                                           
    * Ken version is a high kick that makes use of the front side of his foot
      to hit. A little slower than the original standing HK but reaches further
      and looks cooler.
                                                                           
       b) crouching - a long-reaching low kick that used to be famous for
                      being forever linked to the fireball---and that impression,
                      by writing this faq, I hope to change.
                                                                           
       c) jumping - remember how flying kicks look like in the movies? Well,
                    this move looks just like that---one leg is foldled while
                    the other is extended horizontally with a little downward
                    tilt. Don't use this move because the jumping HK version
                    looks identical yet does more damage and the U+MK is a
                    better combo filler.
                                                                           
       d) up - you do an axe kick that hits on the way up, but not on the way
               down (maybe it shouldn't be called such but I don't know what
               else to call it) As I've said, this move is a better combo
               filler than the jumping MK.
                                                                           
    6) HK - being a combo ender is the only use I can think for this move so
            far. Not much on the priority side, but reaches further while
            just as damaging as the HPs.
                                                                           
       a) standing - your basic roundhouse kick to the head, or chest, or,
                     well, as I've said, height differences in MVC vary too
                     greatly.
                                                                           
    * Ken version is a low kick that makes use of the front side of his foot
      to hit. A little slower than the original standing HK but reaches further
      and looks cooler.
                                                                           
       b) crouching - a sweep, what else? another combo ender, but if you're
                      fast enough, can be comboed into the Shinkuu Tatsumaki
                      ---cool huh?
                                                                           
       c) jumping - looks just like the MK version but of course will come
                    out slower yet is more damaging. Also like the MK, I'd
                    prefer the U+HK version as a combo ender because it
                    comes out faster.
                                                                           
       d) up - Ryu just extends one of his legs as if doing a Tatsumaki but
               the foot is a little aimed to a lower spot. Comes out faster
               than the jumping HK and knocks the opponent further into the
               corner.
                                                                           
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    (notice I skipped the Special moves section because you simply won't
     need it.)
                                                                           
    RYU MODE: (accessed by the code : D,DB,B+LP)
                                                                           
    1) Shinkuu Hadouken - D,DF,F+2P
                                                                           
            Ryu summons all his chi and pours it all out on his opponent in
       the form of a beam of pure energy. It does a minimum of 20+ hits (as
       far as I've seen) and that can be increased to 30+ if you mash the buttons
       while he's at it. You can also do this in mid-air. See anyone who can't
       move for the moment? DO IT NOW!!!
                                                                           
    2) Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku - D,DB,B+2K
                                                                           
            Lasts just about as long as the time it takes to pronounce its
       whole name. Sucks your opponent in, counters dash moves as well as dashing
       supers, and can't be guard pushed if done close enough. Quite hard to
       combo from a sweep which, as of now, is the only way I know to connect
       it for sure. I'd rather use it as a surprise move and abuse it if the
       opponent has no projectile supers.
                                                                           
    3) Shin Shoryuken - F,D,DF,2P
                                                                           
            Has two variants: in the first one, when you do it up close, Ryu
       delivers a hard hitting punch to the midsection, followed by a two hit
       Shoryuken with the other hand. Large amounts of energy, much like Chunli's
       Kikoshou, burst from his punches but sadly they don't damage the opponent,
       just emphasize on the power that is Ryu. The second form, by the way,
       is a multi hitting Shoryuken that's activated if you don't do the super
       real close. If your opponent's in the corner and he/she's got no air
       dash, you'll surely connect with this move.                         
                                                                           
    KEN MODE: (accessed by the code: D,DB,B+MP)
                                                                           
    1) Shoryureppa - D,DF,F+2P
                                                                           
            One of the main reasons to consider accessing this mode, it's composed
       of three Shoryukens, the last one inflicting the most damage. Best comboed
       from a dash-in D+LK-> D+MK which, in turn, is very easy to connect if
       you have well confused your opponent with different ways of attacking.
       Akuma mode also has this super but his dash is quite slow and a little
       harder to use to catch his opponent off guard.
                                                                           
    2) Shinryuken - D,DF,F+2K
                                                                           
            If you liked the second variant of the Shin Shoryuken, you'll
       love this: the true Dragon Punch! One Shoryuken that spins so fast it
       carries Ryu a little higher in the air than usual. Tap the K buttons
       rapidly to increase the number of hits.
                                                                           
    3) Shipuujinrai Kyaku - D,DB,B+2K
                                                                           
            Good combo ender but I really prefer the Shoryureppa. Looks cool,
       though. It's made up of a bunch of HKs (Ken mode's) finished off by
       a rising Tatsumaki---imagine that!
                                                                           
    AKUMA MODE: (accessed by the code: D,DB,B+HP)
                                                                           
    1) Messatsu Gou Hadou - D,DB,B+2P
    
            Ryu summons all his chi and pours it all out on his opponent in
       the form of a beam of pure energy. Don't even think of accessing the
       Akuma mode just for this super alone. Rather use Ryu mode's version.
       It's just as damaging, but the Shinkuu lasts longer and can still hit
       opponents who super jumped a little too early for it.
                                                                           
    2) Tenma Gou Zankuu - UB/U/UF,D,DF,F+2P
                                                                           
            One of the main reasons to consider accessing this mode, it's
       composed of a multitude of fireballs that rain on an unsuspecting
       opponent. A good chipper and should also be abused in match-ups that
       involve characters who can't block like Mech Zangief.
                                                                           
    3) Messatsu Goushoryuu - D,DF,F+2P
                                                                           
            It's composed of three Shoryukens, the last one inflicting the
       most damage. Best comboed from a dash-in D+LK-> D+MK which, in turn,
       is very easy to connect if you have well confused your opponent with
       different ways of attacking. Ken mode also has this super and I'd prefer
       that one because Ken mode's dash-in D+LK-> D+MK combo is a little easier
       to connect.
                                                                           
    4) Shun Goku Satsu - LP,LP,F,LK,HP
                                                                           
            Don't use this super, ok? Besides eating up ALL three super bars,
       it's very hard to connect with this super even on average players.
       Don't use this super even if your opponent is wide open because there's
       always that chance you might miss so if I were you, I'd do a team work
       super and make him/her pay for his/her mistake.
                                                                           
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    * Ryu is not one of the best combo people in MVC so you'll just have to
      tone down on number of hits and concentrate on damage. You really have
      to know this by heart if you hate to lose via missed opportunities. I
      know I do. I'll be concentrating on combos that end with a super. You
      can add fillers to the combo, but they'll decrease the super's damage
      all the more.
                                                                           
    Universal Jump-in: HP - yes, that's all you should do to start a jump-in
                            combo. You may want to do a LK-> MK-> HK combo
                            to start a jump-in but, can the LK really hit
                            the opponent before he does something else?
                                                                           
    * a jump-in you MAY add while a dash-in you MUST add to any of these combos:
                                                                           
    RYU MODE: (may be accessed by replacing the super in any of the ground
              combos (those without D+HP-> U) below)
                                                                           
    1. LK-> HP-> Shinkuu Hadouken
    2. D+LK-> D+HP-> U-> LP-> LK-> MP-> Shinkuu Hadouken
    3. D+LK-> D+MK-> D+HK-> Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku
    4. D+LK-> D+HP-> Shin Shoryuken
    5. Shin Shoryuken after jump-in
                                                                           
    * Ryu can link his Shin Shoryuken to his Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku
      and follow up with an air Shinkuu Hadouken! What's more, after this,
      if your opponent is cornered, you can do a D+LK-> D+HP-> air combo for
      major number of hits!
                                                                           
    KEN MODE: (may be accessed by replacing the super in any of the ground
              combos (those without D+HP-> U) below)
                                                                           
    1. D+LK-> D+MK-> Shoryureppa
    2. LK-> HP-> Shipuujinrai Kyaku
    3. D+LK-> D+HP-> Shinryuken
                                                                           
    * Ken can link his Shipuujinrai Kyaku to his Shoryureppa and follow up
      with a Shinryuken! What's more, during a team work move, the Shoryureppa
      done after the Shipuujinrai Kyaku can be re-linked to the said move
      and vice versa until the timer ends for MAJOR number of hits!
                                                                           
    AKUMA MODE: (may be accessed by replacing the super in any of the ground
                combos (those without D+HP-> U) below)
                                                                           
    1. LK-> HP-> Messatsu Gou Hadou
    2. D+LK-> D+HP-> U-> LP-> LK-> MP-> LK-> Tenma Gou Zankuu
    3. Tenma Gou Zankuu after jump-in
    4. D+LK-> D+MK-> Messatsu Gou Shoryuu
                                                                           
    * Akuma can link his Messatsu Gou Shoryuu to his Messatsu Gou Hadou and
      vice versa! What's more, during a team work move, the Messatsu Gou Hadou
      done after the Messatsu Gou Shoryuu can be re-linked to the said move
      and vice versa until the timer ends for MAJOR number of hits!
                                                                           
                                                                           
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
      F   L   A   S   H   Y       C   O   M   B   O   S
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
                                                                           
    I added these only for the fun of it, they really aren't practical unless
    you want to finish off an opponent by adding as many hits as possible.
    (not to mention these combos make use of Ryu's specials, which I DEFINITELY
    advise against!) Remember that the more hits, the less damage a super
    will bring and these combos incidentally rely on the PSX's super-linking
    features. By the way, all these combos require you to first be in the
    mode stated, have the opponent cornered, and be charged up to three super
    bars.
                                                                           
    1. Ryu Mode: 45-50 hits
                                                                           
       Jump-> MK-> HP-> D+LP-> Hadouken-> Shin Shoryuken-> 
       Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku-> Shinkuu Hadouken
                                                                           
    notes: cancel the Hadouken to the Shin Shoryuken
           cancel the second hit of the Shin Shoryuken into the Shinkuu
             Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku
           cancel the last hit of the Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku into
             an air Shinkuu Hadouken
                                                                           
    2. Akuma Mode: 35-40 hits
                                                                           
       Jump-> MK-> Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku-> D+LK-> D+MK-> Gou Hadouken->
       Messatsu Gou Shoryuu-> Messatsu Gou Hadou-> Messatsu Gou Shoryuu
                                                                           
    notes: cancel the Gou Hadouken to the Messatsu Gou Shoryuu
           cancel the eight hit or the second uppercut of the Messatsu Gou
             Shoryuu into the Messatsu Gou Hadou
           cancel the fifteenth to twentieth hit of the Messatsu Gou Hadou
             into the Messatsu Gou Shoryuu
                                                                           
    3. Ken Mode: 40-45 hits
                                                                           
       Jump-> MK-> Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku-> LK-> HP-> Shipuujinrai Kyaku->
       Shoryureppa-> Shinryuken-> LK-> MK(two-hit)
                                                                           
    notes: cancel the seventh hit of the Shipuujinrai Kyaku into the Shoryureppa
           cancel the eight hit or the second uppercut of the Shoryureppa
             into the Shinryuken
           the LK-> MK(two-hit) is done as the opponent falls back to the
             ground and is an off the ground combo
                                                                           
    4. Ryu Mode: 30-35 hits
       Jump-> MK-> HP-> D+LP-> Hadouken-> Shin Shoryuken-> Ken Mode->
       D+LK-> D+HP-> Shinryuken-> LK-> MK(two-hit)
                                                                           
    notes: cancel the Hadouken to the Shin Shoryuken
           cancel the second hit of the Shin Shoryuken into the Ken Mode
           the D+LK-> D+HP-> Shinryuken is done as the opponent falls back
             to the ground and is an off the ground combo
           the LK-> MK(two-hit) is done as the opponent falls back to the
             ground and is an off the ground combo
           this combo is composed of the least number of hits in this section
              but in my opinion is THE flashiest!!!
                                                                           
    5. Akuma Mode: 35-40 hits
       Jump-> MK-> Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku-> D+LK-> D+MK-> Gou Hadouken->
       Messatsu Gou Shoryuu-> Ken Mode-> D+LK-> D+HP-> Shinryuken->
       LK-> MK(two-hit)
                                                                           
    notes: cancel the Gou Hadouken to the Messatsu Gou Shoryuu
           cancel the eighth hit or the second uppercut of the Messatsu Gou
             Shoryuu into the Ken Mode
           the LK-> MK(two-hit) is done as the opponent falls back to the
             ground and is an off the ground combo
                                                                           
    6. Double Ryu: 75-80 hits
                                                                           
       Jump-> MK-> HP-> LK-> HP-> Hadouken-> Shinkuu Hadouken-> Tag Super
                                                                           
    notes: cancel the Hadouken into the Shinkuu Hadouken
           cancel the Shinkuu Hadouken into the Tag Super (Double Shinkuu Hadouken)
           reaching 75+ hits is possible if and ONLY IF you mash the buttons
             effectively.
                                                                           
    7. Ryu vs. Ryu: 99+ hits
                                                                           
       Jump-> MK-> HP-> LK-> HP-> Team Work Super-> Shinkuu Hadouken
                                                                           
    notes: the Shinkuu Hadouken would make the second Ryu change modes if he
             landed behind the opponent so just change back to Ryu mode and
             execute another Shinkuu Hadouken before your teammate finishes
             his. Then control the first Ryu(while the second is busy) and
             execute a third Shinkuu Hadouken just before the second one ends.
             Repeat this strategy over and over until super time runs out.
           as long as your opponent has a beam super, you can still reach
             99+ hits with this combo. Otherwise, hits may be lessened but
             strategies remain the same.
                                                                           
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    Well, pull off all the combos I just taught you! If you block all day,
    computer opponents will most likely do a dumb attack that'd leave them
    open for a combo that ends in a super! If, however, they walk forward
    for no reason, they're planning to throw you so do what you want to counter
    that! Simple enough?
                                                                           
    Oh, yeah, how to beat Onslaught:
    First, cool-looking form: all you have to do is block low and release
                              a multitude of crouching MPs whenever he's
                              finished doing a special move.
                                                                           
    Second, cheap@$$ form: jump and HP his face until you're all charged up
                           for a super then Shinkuu Hadouken his face and
                           make his neck crack! Block right after your every
                           move to avoid his eye beams.
                                                                           
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    *This section is my main reason for writing an MVC Ryu faq so I hope you
     find it worthy to follow. I'll be starting with general strategies then
     move on to specific techniques for each character...enjoy!
                                                                           
    *Well, there won't be any universal rules for fighting against humans cause
     no two humans think identically. There are, however, general rules that
     could apply to at most 80% of your encounters with human challengers.
                                                                           
    *Ryu is an honorable man. Everyone, at least in the Capcom world, respect
     him. Do not tarnish this image simply by using him to win in a cheap way. I
     know most Ryu players wouldn't care, but I just had to add this strategy
     for those who, like me, love to use Ryu but hate to be called a cheap@$$
     If you follow these strictly, anyone who calls you a cheap@$$ even before
     he saw you fight will take back what he said and moreso applaud you for
     a well-played game.
                                                                           
    *Dam, I've been talking too much already! On with the strategies! (finally)
                                                                           
    1. Use Psylocke as a helper - You may replace her, but make sure the
                                  replacement pretty much does the same thing---
                                  RAM the opponent! You can always do a
                                  Shinkuu Hadouken for major damage afterwards.
                                                                           
    2. Play a mix-up game - Ryu can't just combo and hope that his opponent
                            opens up somewhere during his moves because he
                            can only do short combos and they don't even
                            confuse that much. Here's what you can do:
                                                                           
        Dash-> D+LK, after that,...
                                                                           
        a) D+HP - only if he doesn't block. Launches him in mid-air.
                                                                           
        a.1) U-> LP-> LK-> MP-> Shinkuu Hadouken
                                                                           
        a.2) Dash-> D+HP - will confuse him into blocking the wrong way when
                           he falls back to the ground
                                                                           
        a.2.1) Dash-> D+HP - will again confuse him into blocking the wrong
                             way when he falls back to the ground
                                                                           
        a.2.2) D+HP - will confuse him into blocking the wrong way when
                      he falls back to the ground in case he's already got
                      the hang of your strategy.
                                                                           
        a.2.3) U-> LP-> LK-> MP-> Shinkuu Hadouken
                                                                           
        a.3) Shin Shoryuken
                                                                           
        b) D+MK - may be done even if he blocks or doesn't block. Added combo
                  filler.
                                                                           
        b.1) D+HK-> Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku - only if he doesn't block
                                                     or when he blocks in corner.
                                                                           
        b.2) F+MP - an overhead to confuse your opponents while blocking low
                                                                           
        b.3) throw - used to confuse opponents who block all day. Not to be
                     used much as it can be considered cheap if you win almost
                     entirely by it.
                                                                           
        b.4) Dash-> D+LK - only if blocked. Repeat mix-up game.
                                                                           
        c) F+MP - remove the D+MK part to further confuse. It's an overhead
                  done to confuse your opponents while blocking low.
                                                                           
        d) walk forward - make him guess what you'll be doing next and if
                          you predict right, either:
                                                                           
        d.1) throw - remove the D+MK part to further confuse. It's used to
                     confuse opponents who block all day. Not to be used much
                     as it can be considered cheap if you win almost entirely
                     by it.
                                                                           
        d.2) D+LK - start the whole strategy all over again for those who
                    are already keen observers and can retaliate when they
                    see a throw coming. Adding this to your options would
                    give 'em a sure fire headache.
                                                                           
        e) summon Psylocke/any rammer - only when guard pushed because your
                                        opponent will usually dash afterwards.
                                        Connect with a Shinkuu Hadouken for
                                        major damage.
                                                                           
    3. Abuse the priority of your Jumping HP
                                                                           
            Whenever you just don't know what to do, or whenever every attack
       of yours ends up being countered, pull yourself together while buying
       time using a ton of HPs while repeatedly super jumping. Not only will
       your supers get charged up in no time, you'll also be quite sure it'll
       take some time before he could think of a way to stop you, and by that
       time you've already thought of a way to stop HIM!
                                                                           
    4. Know which super to use
                                                                           
            Don't always rely on the Shinkuu Hadouken to retaliate on the
       mistakes of an opponent. It's slow execution time can make you regret
       doing it because most likely the opponent can still save his own hide
       by blocking. Use the Shinkuu Hadouken only if your opponent did a super
       that's so far from you and have 1% chance of ever landing a hit. The
       Shinkuu Hadouken is also applicable in times when you have super jumped
       from the opponent's beam super and landed behind him/her. Otherwise,
       on situations that enabled you to block a super or better yet a tag
       move, use the Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku which definitely comes
       out faster. Use the Shin Shoryuken whenever you detect a dashing super
       come your way.
                                                                           
    5. Character-specific strategies:
                                                                           
    Captain America - if there's anyone who could match your air HP priority,
                      it's him. His jumping HP does a lot more damage, reaches
                      further, and all that without having to sacrifice
                      execution time. Don't be the first one to super jump,
                      as he would most likely meet you in the air with the
                      accursed HP. Stay on the ground, dash forward and back
                      and lure him to miss a standing HP cause that's when
                      you pour out your Shinkuu Hadouken. Use a confuser's
                      strategy and counter his dashing supers with a Shin
                      Shoryuken to the face!
                                                                           
    Captain Commando - ahh...this captain must be dealt with in a rather
                       opposite manner than the first one. With this captain,
                       ALWAYS super jump and air block to avoid getting hit
                       by the heavily damaging Captain Corridor or the Captain
                       Sword super. Being able to block these would mean a
                       free Shinkuu Hadouken for you. DON'T use a confuser's
                       game with this captain because he'll just Captain Corridor
                       you out of it.
                                                                           
    Chunli - two problems: avoiding her launcher when you're air-borne and
             avoiding her low combo to Lightning K super when you're on dry
             land. Two solutions: never be the first to super jump and if
             you ever will, hit the HP button rapidly during the whole air
             trip. Second, use Ken Mode. His dash to low combo to Shoryureppa
             will match Chunli's, and so we're back to a fair match. It's
             just a matter of "sleight of wrist" now...
                                                                           
    Gambit - just avoid his cheappy infinite and you'll be fine. That's the
             only thing he can do to beat you so if you've mastered the art
             of avoiding it, and everything he can do set you up for it,
             (like a launcher, a ramming helper, or a throw in the corner)
             then you'll be fine. He can be a good confuser but has his options
             limited to low attacks and throws so show-off YOUR confusing
             skills and win! He may use a rain of Kinetic Cards as a chip
             away strategy but that can easily be countered: Just dash right
             below him, super jump, and meet him in mid-air with a U+MP->
             Shinkuu Hadouken combo.
                                                                           
    Hulk - Block, block, block! Eventually he'll grow impatient and hit you.
           Then attack, attack, attack! He'll be wide open after just about
           ANYTHING he does so it's time to combo a dashing D+LK-> D+MK->
           Messatsu Goushoryuu. Yep, that's right; use Akuma Mode. Why not
           Ken? Because you'll need the Tenma Gou Zankuu to chip away some
           nice damage in case it turns out your opponent is a lot more patient
           than you are. Hulk is big, but Akuma makes bigger look dumber rather
           than stronger.
                                                                           
    Jin - obviously cannot even dream of having Hulk's reach, but would definitely
          be faster. Other than that, Jin would have all of Hulk's advantages
          and disadvantages as well. He'll pack power with his attacks, especially
          if he's all yellow! That doesn't give him much of an upperhand,
          though, as his attacks have a lame recovery time and could easily
          be punished by an aerial combo to Shinkuu Hadouken. Use the same
          strategies you would on a Hulk user, but use the Ryu Mode because
          it's his supers that can retaliate on Jin's
                                                                           
    Megaman - two words: Keep Away. No, that's not how to beat him, I told
              you never to use Ryu's specials! That's the NES freak's cheapy
              strategy! Let him use his X buster all he wants, while you constantly
              super jump and HP all the way. There'll be four kinds of Megaman
              users, and only two will you find challenging. The first one
              just hammers away with a stream of X busters that's easy to
              jump over and punish with a combo. The second one will always
              charge up his X buster and use it as part of an air combo. Just
              dash back and forth to confuse him into giving up that hold
              then welcome his fireball with a dash back to Shinkuu Hadouken!
              The third Megaman user would be using a rammer as a helper,
              slide kick you, and hope that you'll retaliate with a combo
              as he summons his helper afterwards. He'll surely get hit,
              but you'll be punished by his helper as well, giving him enough
              time for a Hyper Megaman super. Just don't counter the slide
              kick and wait for him to run out of helpers, THEN attack! The
              fourth, most challenging one would be a Megaman that X busters
              low, then X busters high, then low, then high, then you lose
              your sanity---WRONG!! Fight on! Block his low X busters and
              dash forward when he does the high one. Eventually you'd be
              near him. Time to use your confusing skills. If he manages to
              escape, which would only be possible via super jump, wait for
              him on the ground and then juggle with my D+HP strategy! By
              the way, don't worry bout his supers, just block and Shinkuu
              Hadouken afterwards.
                                                                           
    Morrigan - will fight like you do, being a good confuser and all that.
               She will, however, have her options limited to low attacks
               and throws so show-off YOUR confusing skills and win! If she
               does something you won't, namely raining you with air fireballs,
               Dash in and bury your hand in her...uh...midsection with a
               Shinryuken. Now, you know what mode you'd be using to gain
               access to that super, don't you?
                                                                           
    Ryu - If he's using strategies found in this faq, then may the best
          confuser win! If he's not, you're in for a cheapy fireball game.
          Again, you'd be needing your invaluable jumping HP to chrage up
          your super and Shinkuu Hadouken his fireball wherever he may be.
                                                                           
    Spiderman - Even his Maximum Spider has a high chance of getting countered
                by a Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku in progress so abuse that
                fact to your advantage. Master the art of rolling and you'll
                be avoiding his Crawler Assaults forever! His Ultimate Web
                Throw will be his only super that could counter a Shinkuu
                Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku but you can easily detect that. If
                he uses an air combo that knocks you down and falls right
                behind you as you get up, do the aformentioned super and
                make him savor the taste of a shotokan foot.               
                                                                           
    Strider Hiryu - I don't believe I'm hearing myself say this, but I advise
                    you to STAY in the corner when pitted against this teleport
                    master. That way he wouldn't be able to use an Ouroboros-
                    and-teleport-behind-you strategy. But with you in the
                    corner, he'll try two things: combo you like crazy, wherein
                    the guard push feature would prove most useful, and chip
                    away some nice damage with his robo dog, which you should
                    super jump to avoid and charge up your super meter. Use
                    your helper whenever he jumps for you then Shinkuu Hadouken
                    afterwards. If he doesn't have a single super charged
                    up yet, hell, forget all I've just said about him and
                    engage in a confuser's game instead.
                                                                           
    Venom - Another big guy, another sucker for the Tenma Gou Zankuu. Akuma
            mode will keep Venom users blocking until they find an open spot
            to use their Venom fang on. Of course, you wouldn't give them
            this open spot, would you? Just super jump and HP all the way
            and as you land, choose from two landing sites: as far away from
            him as possible to be able to continue super jumping and charging
            up your meter, or a little behind him so your HP could out prioritize
            ANYTHING he whips up and give you an opportunity to do a LK->
            HP-> Messatsu Gou Hadou combo of if he doesn't block or a D+LK->
            D+MK-> Messatsu Gou Shoryuu if he just blocks high. If he's able
            to block all of it, engage in a confuser's game but beware, he
            may not have an overhead but his throw allows him to combo you
            afterwards so get ready for that.
                                                                           
    War Machine - Not as big as the likes of the Hulk, but I'd be considering
                  his physique as above average and would serve as a good
                  receiver of your Tenma Gou Zankuu. Just use Akuma Mode,
                  block his ground combos, D+LK to combo his throw attemps,
                  and do a sudden super jump to Tenma Gou Zankuu if he abuses
                  his mid-air smart bombs. If he's dumb enough not to include
                  his War Destroyer super in a combo, dash and combo to super
                  him one moment after all his missiles are launched from his
                  armor. I guarantee you the missiles will drop where you WERE
                  before you dashed but you have to time it right, though.
                  The Proton Cannon, if not done as an ender to a helper attack,
                  would be easily detected and therefore super jumped from
                  and punished with what else but a Tenma Gou Zankuu. If your
                  opponent doesn't make flaws like this, then you better stick
                  to your good 'ol jumping HP to do the trick.
                                                                           
    Wolverine - until recently have I thought that Wolvie users (including
                me, once) were just plain good at it but now I know Wolvie
                was just too advantaged to be defeated by a mere above average
                player. I hate to be called cheap, so now I have stopped
                using Wolverine, and started taking him as a challenge to
                defeat with my Ryu. There'll be two things any "challenging"
                Wolvie user would do: stomp you like crazy until you open
                up for a combo to super, or dash in like crazy also until
                you open up for a combo to super! With the first strategy
                you'll again have to utilize the priority that's in your HP.
                You can also opt to surprise him with a ramming helper as
                he stomps you to get a clear opportunity for a Shinkuu Hadouken.
                For the second strategy, you'll have to assess yourself. If
                you think you can pretty much predict what he's doing, then
                combo him if he tries to throw and use the guard push otherwise.
                If he doesn't give up and still dashes in like crazy, smile
                and surprise him with a Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku to
                turn his healing factor off for good!
                                                                           
    Zangief - what have I been saying about big oafs like him? They're suckers
              for the Tenma Gou Zankuu! Just charge up the way I've been
              telling you since the beginning of this section and guard push
              all his attacks so that he couldn't link them to a grapple or
              worse, SUPER grapple! He'll be using blocks much, so you'll
              just have to play a risky confuser's game with him. Remember
              that in a confuser's game, you'll have to succeed over him in
              a LOT of times before you can be at an advantage. One successful
              confuser from him and you're back to where you started, a draw.
              Whenever you're charged up and can't land a combo, just chip
              away with your Tenma Gou Zankuu.
                                                                           
                                                                           
    6. Strategies on secret characters:
                                                                           
    Golden War Machine - Not as big as the likes of the Hulk, but I'd be considering
                         his physique as above average and would serve as a
                         good receiver of your Tenma Gou Zankuu. Just use
                         Akuma Mode, block his ground combos, super jump from
                         his throw attemps, and do a sudden super jump to
                         Tenma Gou Zankuu if he abuses his mid-air smart bombs.
                         If he's dumb enough not to include his War Destroyer
                         super in a combo, dash and combo to super him one
                         moment after all his missiles are launched from his
                         armor. I guarantee you the missiles will drop where
                         you WERE before you dashed but you have to time it
                         right, though. The Proton Cannon, if not done as
                         an ender to a helper attack, would be easily detected
                         and therefore super jumped from and punished with
                         what else but a Tenma Gou Zankuu. If your opponent
                         doesn't make flaws like this, then you better stick
                         to your good 'ol jumping HP to do the trick. Added
                         note: You CAN use Ryu Mode with this version of
                         War Machine if you like. Just meet him in the air
                         with a Shinkuu Hadouken!
                                                                           
    Morrigan's Lilith Mode - as with her "older" counterpart, she'll be best
                             dealt with in Ken Mode. This time she can't use
                             a rain of fireballs to annoy you because she'll
                             only have short range ones but still Ken Mode
                             is your best best because of his dash to D+LK->
                             D+MK-> Shoryureppa combo which you should do
                             often.
                                                                           
    Orange Hulk - Block, block, block! Eventually he'll grow impatient and
                  hit you. Then attack, attack, attack! He'll be wide open after
                  just about ANYTHING he does so it's time to combo a dashing
                  D+LK-> D+MK-> Messatsu Goushoryuu. Yep, that's right; use
                  Akuma Mode. Why not Ken? Because you'll need the Tenma Gou
                  Zankuu to chip away some nice damage in case it turns out
                  your opponent is a lot more patient than you are. Orange
                  Hulk is big, but Akuma makes bigger look dumber rather than
                  stronger. Added note: You CAN use Ryu Mode with this version
                  of the Hulk. Orange Hulk users are more aggressive and can
                  easily be lured into a Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku.
                                                                           
    Roll - She's so cute, I wouldn't dare land a jab on her face, but, sadly,
           MVC is survival of the fittest and Roll, as many would say, is
           not "fit". I'd choose her over Megaman anytime but I must admit
           I find the always-give-you-a-stupid-look boy much harder to defeat.
           Refer to my Megaman strategies for dealing with her and adjust
           them according to these added notes: One, Roll's X buster CAN chip
           some block damage but it would need a down to forward motion so
           it'll come out slow. Two, you can low block against her Hyper Roll
           and you wouldn't get a bruise. And three, all her other supers
           are easy to block and Shinkuu Hadouken afterwards.
                                                                           
    Shadow Lady - Chunli minus the ability to combo a super but plus the
                  ability to chip away with her butt missiles. Keep an eye
                  out for your life bar cause these farts can cut it down
                  to half without even you noticing. Don't super jump, as
                  that would mean a free chip from those accursed butt bombs.
                  If she's stupid enough to do it while you're on the ground,
                  it's Shinkuu Hadouken time! Anticipate her missle super
                  and again use your Shinkuu Hadouken to counter. She'll also
                  be using a ramming helper to easily connect with her Big
                  Bang Laser so you'll have to predict when she'll use it.
                  Knowing all these, engage in a confuser's game and she'll
                  definitely short-circuit.
                                                                           
    Venom's Carnage Mode - I really am not very observant on who takes more
                           damage than who but I definitely noticed the Carnage
                           Mode's belief in the quote, "The best defense is
                           a strong offense." (did I say it right?) Anyway,
                           Carnage Mode concentrates on speed and power, but
                           gives up stamina in return. Don't try a confuser's
                           game for him cause he's already confused!(heh)
                           Seriously though, his tremendous speed just gives
                           him the ability to jab his way out of any confusing
                           strategy you may have in mind. Let him combo you
                           like crazy, (while you block, of course), abuse
                           your guard push, and make him feel he's just another
                           big sucker for the Tenma Gou Zankuu. You DO know
                           by now what mode you'd be using to gain access
                           to that super, don't you?
                                                                           
                                                                           
    IN A @#$%^&* NUTSHELL, USE KEN MODE AGAINST THE SEXY GIRLS, AKUMA MODE 
    AGAINST THE MUSCLE-BOUND HUNKS, AND RYU MODE FOR THE REST OF THE CAST!!
    (simple enough?)
                                                                           
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    Ryu trains himself as Ken and Sean watch in awe. They both comment on Ryu's
    skills and Sean wonders if he could ever reach that level of mastery. He
    then challenges Ryu after the latter finished his training. I'd bet a
    hundred bucks what happened afterwards is similar to Sean's SFIII 2nd
    Impact Ending, where he repeatedly tries to hit Ryu with a flying kick
    that just gets countered over and over by a simple Hadouken---hehe.
                                                                           
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    Jim Chamberlin (jjchamber4@aol.com) for info on the whats and hows of ASCII
                                        arts
                                                                           
    Gamefaqs.com for paying attention to this faq
    Capcom and all its affiliates for creating such a great game
                                                                           
    Ms. AsianCuteness for inspiring me in just about everything I do!
                                                                           
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    v1.3 - added another flashy combo
    v1.2 - added flashy combos section
    v1.1 - added the starting in Akuma or Ken mode trick
           (which, quite proudly, I discovered on my own! Haha! I discovered
            my own trick! It's quite simple, but still, yes!)
                                                                           
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    Please feel free to email me if there's something about Ryu I left out
    or if you just want to comment on my work. Thank you. If ever I revise
    this faq and add something you feel came from one of your emails to me,
    email me again and remind me bout it so I can give you credit. Thanks
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    Hey, wanna start as Ken or Akuma mode without having to use a super bar?
    * I'm sure this'll work though not so sure if you HAVE to do all of these...
                                                                           
    1. Highlight Ryu
    2. Hold start for Akuma mode, and select for Ken mode
    3. Hit a button to be able to choose Ryu
    4. Continue holding start or select until the round starts
    5. You'll be in Akuma or Ken mode even BEFORE the match begins!
                                                                           
    * If you'd like to choose Ryu in Akuma or Ken mode only as a helper, or
      if you'd like to choose a double Ryu and the "reserved" Ryu is in another
      mode, then hold start or select only AFTER you have selected "Partner
      Heroes".
                                                                           
                                                                           
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