Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (Arcade)
Ibuki FAQ
By: Alex "Joker" Hall
Started on - 10/22/03
Completed on - 10/22/03
E-Mail at SanctuaryRemix@AOL.com

- My 6th time around with the Mini-Mix gang and this time it's Ibuki's
  chance for her walkthrough. I really don't know when Ibuki made her
  debut in the Street Fighter series, but I do know that it was before
  the whole Street Fighter 3 series. I think it was on a Wonderswan game
  or something like that, because in the anime movie Street Fighter
  Alpha, when Sakura's laying in bed she's playing a handheld system
  showing Ibuki and Chun-Li. That movie came out before the Street
  Fighter 3 series, so Ibuki came out before it as well. I have no idea
  what her true background story is except that she's a ninja from a
  small japanese village. In anycase despite the lack of info for her,
  here's her walkthrough anyways!

- Oh yeah.......No copying my work onto your site without asking my
  permission. It's as simple as e-mailing me, asking me to use it. I'll
  say yes if you do ask, so lets save some hassle here by doing things
  right.


Table of Contents

1) Ibuki's Story
2) Controls
3) Moves
4) Overall Stats
5) Ending
6) Credits



1) Ibuki's Story

- Time to learn what Ibuki is wanting out of things in this game. Like I
  said before, I have no clue what her personal background stories were
  from previous SF games, and I totally forgot her SF3 ending and story.
  Well in anycase that's not the deal here, as with every other
  character in this game, they have cartoony stories and what not so I
  don't think that Ibuki's past stories are gonna matter here. Welp lets
  get on with it.....

- (Shows Ibuki laying down on the ground looking up at a tour guide book
   with a puzzled look on her face)
  Eating ice cream in Harajuku sounds like a lot of fun! I wish I could
  visit Tokyo...

  Ibuki; the high school ninja girl, just can't stop thinking about
  Tokyo, so she leaves, tour book in hand.

  (Now shows her looking at the screen with a smile)
  All this training is too harsh! I'll use my Ninja skills to sneak off
  without letting the villagers know!

  And so Ibuki left for Tokyo with some money and her ninja outfit
  wrapped up in a kerchief.

- I guess Ibuki's just your everyday average girl in this game with
  silly matters. Least wise her story is something you wouldn't expect,
  and also her story doesn't let you know who her final person will be
  either. It's one big surprise! I'll leave it at that too.....It's
  better to be surprised as to what her final fight character will be.



2) Controls

- The Joystick controls your character (or if you got yourself an
  emulated version like me then you can use the D-Pad)

  up - jump
  down - duck
  left and right - move forward and backward

  double tap left and right - dash/run forward or backward

  P - Punch
  K - Kick
  S - Special

- Common Motions Used:

  qcf - d-df-f
  qcb - d-db-b
  fdf - f-d-df
  bdb - b-d-db
  hcf - b-db-d-df-f
  hcb - f-df-d-db-b
  360 - f-df-d-db-b-ub-u-uf-f



3) Moves

- Ibuki seems like a very dedicated student to learning her Ninjitsu
  skills, so you should do just the same by studying her moves and
  learning them by heart. Only then would you be a true Ninja master
  grasshopper.


- Throws -

- Everyone can do a throw in the air by pressing the p+k buttons in the
  air. Ibuki does her Penquin Kicker move in the air except without the
  combo effect.

- p+k (The Disappearing Act......This truely is a Ninja move. Ibuki
       makes two thin boards surround the opponent and at lighting fast
       pace smashes the opponent thinner than sheet paper. Then in a
       blink of the eye the opponent disappears along with the boards.
       Then in a puff of smoke the enemy reappears with a huge chunk of
       their life gone.)


- hcf p+k (The Spinning Top.......Ibuki gets into her japanese kimono,
           and wraps some thick rope around her opponent. Then with a
           strong quick flick of the wrist she sends the enemy whirling
           and twirling into dizzy land with a chunk of their life gone.
           Funny to watch and funny to do!)

- Combos -

- The combos that have descriptions with them are Ibuki's most
  devestating combos in my eyes. So I suggest you stick with what I
  describe, or use the others that I didn't describe if you feel that
  they would serve you better. Either way I'll list them all.

- PPPP (The Off Key Singer......In this rather funny combo Ibuki gets in
        one of her kimonos and and takes a few swings getting ready for
        her solo number at the end of the combo. This combo is actually
        decent to hit with and has reliable power and quickness. It's
        also funny to watch Ibuki think that she's a pop star in a
        kimono there at the end. You can use the hell out of this combo
        to end fights pretty quickly.)

- PKPP (The Japanese Ink Artist.......Ibuki gets into another of her
        kimonos for this one. Once the 3rd hit is done, you should see
        her slamming down a bar of ink or something that goes along the
        artistic way of things. On the 4th hit she smacks the opponent
        with a paintbrush that soaks them head to toe. In a puff of
        smoke the enemy is smacked out of the paint and onto their back.
        This combo is a very decent combo in all aspects and you can
        gain a few bragging rights by embarrasing the opponent on the
        4th hit.)

- PKKK (The Pretty Flower Girl.......Ibuki gets into a more feminine
        kimono for this one as she also gets more of a feminine look
        too. She starts off planting flowers, then going into caring for
        her flowers, then bitch smacking the opponent with a paper fan.
        All in all a decent combo that you can rely on for offensive
        capablities. Also this is the only combo that does bring out the
        femenine side of Ibuki.)

- PPKK (The Old Pervert........Ibuki sex changes!!!!!.......sorta.
        During the 3rd and 4th hits she just gets a mustache and a male
        Samurai outfit. She acts like she's moving something on the 3rd
        hit to look up a girl's skirt, and on the 4th hit she grabs the
        opponent and changes them into a young girl with her taking the
        sash off their kimono and throwing them on to a small mat. When
        the girl hits the ground the opponent is thrown from the body
        and onto their back nearby. This is her strongest combo, but it
        is easy to dodge the 4th hit.)

- PKPK
  PPKP
  PPPK
  PKKP


- Special -

- Time to learn how that S button works with Ibuki. Remember now,
  each attack can be charged for extra amounts of damage, and each
  attack is designated to knocking out specific gem colors.

- S Alone (The Graceful Woman........It would seem that Ibuki has
           asparations of becoming a graceful woman in the future with
           all those kimonos she keeps on wearing. This isn't her best
           S Attack. It has the shortest range I've seen from an S
           Attack in the game. This is the attack to leave as a counter
           for her. This one's got ok power for it, and no kind of
           reach.)

- f+S     (The Kendo Stick........In her daily Ninja training I'm sure
           that she uses this on a daily basis. She gets into a kimono
           or Samurai outfit, I'm not sure which, and lunges the Kendo
           Stick forward at her opponent. This is basically the only
           kind of S Attack that she has that's better to use for
           offense. This is her only S Attack that has good range. She's
           really not an S Attack kinda gal. All her S Attacks have the
           same strength behind them, and they're all relatively short
           compared to most of the other fighters. If you want to
           contend with other fighters down to S Attacks, then this is
           the only one you should use. This Attack equals the 3rd on
           some fighters in length and the 2nd on just about all
           fighters. Again.....this is the only attack you should use
           for offensive measures.)

- d+S     (The Artistic Ninja Girl.......I guess in her spare time she's
           quite the artist. This is her final attack in her Artistic
           Combo. It has the same effects of painting the person black.
           This move again is short ranged like the first S Attack, but
           it's the 2nd longest Attack. This move really isn't good
           to use for offensive fights. Use it as a better counter
           attack for combos and what not. Ibuki really isn't built for
           S Attacks, but she tries. Least wise her S Attacks are all
           amusing to watch. This one is her most amusing one. Again if
           you must use S Attacks as offense, then use the Kendo Stick,
           and just maybe this one if you really want to.)

- Special Moves -

- qcf+P (The Kunai Knives........Ibuki will jump into the air
         automatically and then sniper aim at her opponent with kunai
         throwing knives. This move levels up as you gain red gems.
         At LVL 2 she starts throwing huge throwing stars, and at LVL 3
         she throws these huge Badger Statues or something like that.
         It's hilarious to see at LVL 3 and extremely dangerous for the
         opponent to get hit by. This move does travel at an angle, and
         at LVL 1 is hard to aim straight to hit the person. It also
         does telegraph itself so use this move wisely so that you don't
         set yourself up for a devestating offense from your opponent.)

- fdf+K (The Vertical Kick Slice........This move has great power behind
         it, but it has very limited reach. This is the ultimate move
         to counter with, or you can use it as an anti-air move. Do not
         I repeat do not use this as an offensive move because unless
         you're directly on top of the opponent and can put in the move
         faster than what the opponent can do to you. It's not that bad
         as a counter move, and it does gain levels adding it's own
         combo and more damage. Pick up Yellow Gems in order to make
         this move equal to Supers.)

- bdb+K (The Penquin Kicker.......Ibuki gets in a penquin costume and
         launches forward after her opponent to hit for a 4 hit combo
         in it's first level. As you collect Blue Gems and level this
         move up, it'll grow in combo and power. This move is a little
         bit hard to aim, but it's not that hard. It may take two or
         three tries to finally get the feel for it, but you'll catch on
         quickly I hope. You can use this move to free those ever so
         needed gems in this game. It's easy to say that using Ibuki's
         Specials are something that only a more advanced Mini-Mix or
         Street Fighter gamer should use.)

- qcb+K (The Horizontal Kick Slice.....This move is her best offensive
         Special. It has the great power of the Vertical Kick Slice at
         level 1, but it's great reach is something to watch out for.
         You can use this as a counter if you need to, but use it to
         level the playing field when you have to and go on the
         offensive. You can use this as a finishing move also when you
         just need to get a pesky opponent out of the way. This move
         unfortuantely doesn't level up at all, so what you see is what
         you get. By pressing the K button two more times you can get
         a total of three kicks out of this move for great damage.)


- Super Moves -

- Ibuki has been honing her skills in Ninjitsu since she was a little
  girl, and she has come up with great techniques because of them. For
  you to use those techniques to their fullest is what you must
  accomplish. Learn these moves and master them quickly grasshopper.

- qcf+S (The Kunai Cutter......Ibuki jumps up into the air like she
         normally does, except that this time around she throws various
         other objects other than Kunai Knives. It spreads out in a nice
         angle to hit better than the regular Kunai Knives throw. It is
         a bit hard to hit the opponent with everything that you throw
         at them, but it is possible if you aim the move just right. Use
         this Super as counter of sorts or to finish off the opponent if
         they have low life. This move doesn't knock out gems as badly
         as it should.)

- fdf+S (The Art of the Samurai.......This move is quite lethal as it is
         powerful. It's a one hit move so don't expect but one very
         small gem to be knocked out of the opponent. You can use this
         Super as much as you want due to it's great power, but use it
         as a finishing move to get the special background from it if
         you defeat your opponent with this move. This move is very
         quick and has a nice distance before she stops the dash, so it
         is a bit hard to dodge or block it in time. Again....for true
         bragging rights....use this move as a finishing move, as it
         appears to of been designed for that.)

- hcb+S (My Pet Bullfrog........This is a true Ninjitsu type move since
         I've seen a few ninja characters use giant frogs for something
         in a few games. Ibuki gets on the back of her giant frog and
         then has it unleash a stream of fire in it's direction. The
         fire blast from it is very big and extremely hard to dodge, so
         you can bet that your opponent will try to block it. The power
         behind this move is not that great, not as great as her Samurai
         Super, but it's better than using her Kunai Cutter due to it's
         great aim. All in all it's ok to use when you need to hurt the
         opponent on the fly. Basically all of Ibuki's Supers are like
         the rest of her moves, mainly only for more advanced fighters
         in order to bring out their full potential. I'm guessing you're
         either an advanced fighter, or you think Ibuki's sexy and want
         to use her as your fav character.)


4) Overall Stats

- Time to tell you nice people my opinions on Ibuki and what she says
  for victories......

- The victory phrases.....


- Wow! It really is dangerous here in the big city!

- Train harder if you wish to overcome my Ninja skills!

- With moves like yours it's no wonder you lost!

- You have to match my Ninja speed if you want to beat me!


- Alright.....opinions time from me....basically I don't know a damn
  thing about Ibuki. She seems very great and a nice character to learn,
  but it does take time to become great with her. Like I've said a few
  times in this guide, Ibuki is made for more advanced players and not
  for newbies. She requires alot of time and practice to finally get her
  true skills down right. For the most part though if you've got pretty
  good with other fighters, then learning her should be easy.


- If you wanted to know who it is that Ibuki is suppose to fight, then
  here it is! Course you are ruining the surprise ya know.....

- (Ibuki)
  Excuse me! Do you know where I can find the ice cream shop in
  Harajuku?

- (Sakura)
  Wow! You must be a Ninja! Way cool!

- (Ibuki)
  Oh no! You saw through my disguise with a mere glance! Now I must
  silence you to conceal my identity!

- (Sakura)
  I think almost anyone could tell you're a ninja... But I accept your
  challenge if it's a fight you want!


- Ibuki gets a fight out of Sakura when all she wanted was ice cream! I
  swear.....what a world we are living in if a simple girl can't walk
  down the street in Ninja garb without getting into a fight with a cute
  school girl that's been practicing Ryu's Hadou moves....


- Costumes -

- Now yes you do hve different costumes to use, but they're really just
  different colors like in the other Capcom games. Ah well, least wise
  they add some diversity to each character right? Here's Ibuki's
  different colors.

- Punch Button = Normal Colors
- Kick Button = Her entire Ninja outfit is now black and her pads are
                a golden yellow.
- S Button = Her entire Ninja outfit is now silverish/white and her pads
             are red.



5) Ending

- Now again......if you want to earn the ending for Ibuki yourself
  then don't look at this chapter. Now for those that do, here it is.

- (Shows Ibuki walking through a market with a smile on her face with
   her ice cream in hand)
  Upon winning the fight, Sakura revealed the location of the ice cream
  shop to Ibuki.

  This is great! Before I go back, I think I'll go to Tokyo Tower to
  have a keychain with my name on it made!

  (Screen goes black and then shows Ibuki pointing at Guy from Final
   Fight and the Street Fighter Alpha series. Guy doesn't look too happy
   in the picture)
  That bright red pajama costume! It must be Guy of the Bushin! Come on,
  lets fight!

  You must be a spy sent by another clan. Here; eat one of these and
  just chill out for a bit!

  (Screen goes black and then Ibuki is holding a baked potato smiling,
   and Guy is smiling as well holding his groceries)
  Oh! The sweet taste of a baked potato... I... can't... resist!

  Ha ha ha! This is the true power of Bushin! Now if you'll excuse me, I
  have errands to run for my master!

  (Guy goes offscreen with shadows behind him, almost like he used
   Akuma's teleport move)
  Um... what was I going to do?


- Ibuki got what she wanted and then some in her story. I think her
  story is just there as a reason to put her in the game. It's great
  though to see my fav Capcom character Guy in this game, even though
  he's just making an appearance. Capcom needs to put Guy in more games!
  I hope to see him in either Marvel Vs Capcom's next sequel or SNK vs
  Capcom's next sequel.


6) Credits

- Now thanks goto Capcom for making this addictive little game. It's
  crazy as hell to play and really anybody should be able to get into
  the game no matter who it is.

- Creds go out to all my friends that support my walkthrough making
  ways. Hey....they're good for something....

- Lastly I thank all those who read this and my other FAQs I've made.
  I'm glad I've been of help to all of you, and I'll keep on making
  more walkthroughs.

- If I've screwed this thing up in any way, shape, form, or fashion,
  then e-mail me at SanctuaryRemix@AOL.com to correct my foolish 
  mistakes. I'll correct them and give you the proper credit you deserve
  for catching something that I didn't see.

  Sees Yas Later

  Alex "Joker" Hall