Date: Sat, 03 Jul 1999 11:49:37 PDT


RIVAL SCHOOLS COMBO FAQ
for Arcade (Playstation works probably also)

I. Brief Intro.
I didn't discover this game until it had lost popularity, which is good for
me cuz I get the machine more or less all to myself (UCLA arcade at
Ackerman Union, really awesome!). I write this FAQ in an attempt to share
my findings at this great, unique, simple fighting game, even though perhaps
no one plays it now.
This FAQ deals mostly with COMBOS. Please consult another FAQ for
special moves although most moves may be put in combos so their motions
are listed.

II. Disclaimer
Please use my findings! Just don't publish this FAQ in your name or
anyone else's for that matter. You need my written permission to
publish. I gladly accept any new findings and/or blatant errors you
may find.

III. General Play & Notations

A. Key

1. The Directions
(u)p,(f)orward,(df)down-forward,(d)own,(db)down-back,(b)ack

2. The Buttons
(LP)light punch     (HP)hard punch
(LK)light kick       (HK)hard kick

(P)any punch
(K)any kick

3. Motions
qcf=quarter circle forward (d,df,f)
qcb=qcarter circle back (d,db,b)
dp=dragon punch motion (f,d,df)
2x= two times; i.e. 2x qcf+P=d,df,f,d,df,f+P
(j)ump=up

B. Universal Moves

1. Throwing: LP+HP
a. Standing Throw: (opponent must be standing) LP+HP
b. Ducking Throw: (opponent must be ducking) d+LP+HP
c. Back Throw: (from behind) LP+HP
d. Air Throw: (meet in air) LP+HP
Effective weapon to use on unsuspecting or vulnerable opponents.
If you miss, you're left wide open for an attack, so watch out!

2. Dashing
a. Forward: double tap f
b. Backward: double tap b

3. Running: double tap f and hold on last f
a. Shoulder Ram: tap P while running
b. Flying Kick: tap HK while running
c. Sliding Kick: tap LK while running

4. Sidestep:
a. Step Away: LK+HK
b. Step Closer: d+LK+HK

IV. Explanations

A. If their are different moves within parentheses, each of the listed moves
may done. Think of the moves as options you may choose to follow
given the previous combination of buttons

B. Otherwise, single moves between parentheses are optional in the
sequence of the combo.

V. The Characters

A.Taiyo

Batsu
LK,LK,HP,(f+HK,df+HK,f+HP)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,(dp+P,qcf+P)
LK,LP,HK,(df+HP,b+HP)
LK,LP,HK,b+HP,(dp+P,qcf+P)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcb+P
LK,LP,HK,b+HP,2x qcb+P

u:      LP,LK,qcf+K
        LP,LK,2x qcf+P

Recommended:
!LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+HP,  (df+HK),  df+HP, u,
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+HP,  2x qcb+P
!LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+HP,  (df+HK),  team
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcb+P

Hinata
LK,LK,HK,(f+HK,df+HK,df+HP)
LK,LK,HK,(qcb+K,qcf+PPPP . . .,dp+LP)
LK,LP,HP,(qcf+PPPP . . .,dp+LP)

u:      LP,LK,LK,LP,(qcb+HK,f+HP,f+HK)
        LP,LK,qcb+(H)K
        LP,LK,2x qcb+K

Recommended:
d+HK,qcb+K
LK,LK,HK,qcb+HK
LK,LK,HK,df+HK, u,
LK,LK,HK,2x qcb+P

Kyosuke
LK,LK,HP,(f+HP,b+HP,b+HK,df+HK,f+HK)
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,(f+HK,df+HK)
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,f+HK,dp+P,qcf+K
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,(2x qcf+K,2x qcf+P)

u:      LP,LK,LK,LP,qcf+P,[qcf+K]
        LP,LK,2x qcf+K

Recommended:
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,f+HK,dp+P,qcf+K
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,df+HK, u,
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,2x qcf+K,qcf+K
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,(f+HK),2x qcf+P
!LK,LK,HP,b+HK,f+HK,dp+P,  2x qcf+K,qcf+K

Hideo
(j. qcf+K),(v),  LK,LK,  (HP,HK),  (b+HK,b+HP,f+HP),  (dp+P,qcb+K,qcf+P)
(j. qcf+K),(v),  LK,LK,  (HP,HK),  df+HP, u,
j. qcf+P,P,P, (v),team (with reach)

u:      LP,LK,qcf+K
        LP,LK,qcf+P

LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+P
LK,LK,HK,b+HK,qcb+HK
(j. qcf+K), (v),LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcf+P
(j. qcf+K), (v),LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcb+P


Kyoko
LK,LK,HK,(f+HK,df+HK,b+HK)
LK,LK,HP,(df+HK,f+HP)
LK,LK,HK,b+HK,dp+K,K
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+K,K

LK,LK,HK,df+HK, u,
LK,LK,HK,b+HK,dp+K,K
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcf+K

u:      LP,LK,HP,qcb+K


Shoma
LK,LK,  (HP,HK),  (f+HP,f+HK,d+HP,b+HP)
LK,HP,b+HP,(2x qcf+P,2x qcb+P)

LK,LK,HP,b+HP,dp+P
LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u,
LK,LK,HP,b+HP,2x qcf+P
LK,{LK},HP,b+HP,2x qcb+P

u:      LP,LK,2x qcf+P
        LP,LK,f+HP


Natsu
LK,LK,  (HP,HK),  (df+HP,f+HP)
LK,LK,  (HP,HK),  f+HP,  (qcf+LP,dp+P)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcf+LP

LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcf+LP
LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u,LP,LK,LK,2x qcf+P

Roberto
LK,LK,HK,(f+HK,b+HK,f+HP)
LK,LK,HK,b+HK,(dp+K K,qcf+K)

!throw,  2x qcf+K

u:      LK,LP,LK,LP,qcf+(L)P
        LK,LP,LK,LP,qcf+K

LK,LK,HK,df+HK, u,
LK,LK,HK,b+HK,dp+K,K
LK,LK,HK,f+HK,HK,HK,HK, u,
LK,LK,HK,b+HK,(2x qcf+K,2x qcb+K)
!(w/Hideo,Roy)team,  (qcb+K),  2x qcf+K
!(w/Hideo,Roy)team,  qcb+K,  2x qcb+K
!(w/Hideo,Roy)team,  qcb+K,  df+HK, u,


Roy
LK,LK,HP,(f+HK,b+HK,df+HP,f+HP)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,(qcf+P,dp+P,qcb+P)
LK,LP,HP,f+HP,(2x qcf+P,2x qcf+P)

u:      LK,LP,LP,LK

!front throw,  (qcb+P,2x qcf+P)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,(qcf+P,dp+P)
LK,LP,HP,f+HP,(2x qcf+P,2x qcb+P)
!LK,LK,HP,b+HK,  2x qcb+P,  run,j. LP,
!(w/reach)LK,LK,HP,b+HK,  team
!(w/Hideo)LK,LK,HP,b+HK,  team,  2x qcb+P,      run,j. LP

Tiffany
LK,LP,HP,(dp+HK,qcb+P,f+HP,b+HP,b+HK)
LK,LK,HK,(df+HK,f+HK)

LK,LP,HP,dp+HK
LK,LP,HP,(2x qcf+K,2x qcb+P)
u:      LP,LK,LK,LP,qcb+K

qcf+P,P,df+HP, u
LK,LP,HP,df+HP, u
LK,LP,HP,dp+HK
LK,LP,HP,2x qcf+K

Boman
LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u,
LK,LK,HK,f+HK,qcf+LP
LK,LK,HK,f+HK,dp+HP
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+HP
LK,LK,HK,f+HK,(2x qcf+P,2x qcb+P)
u:      LP,LK,qcb+P

Sakura
LK,LK,HK,(f+HK,df+HK,f+HP)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,(dp+P,qcb+K,qcf+P)

LK,LK,HP,f+HP,dp+P
!LK,LK,HP,f+HP,qcb+HK,  team
!LK,LK,HP,f+HP,qcb+HK,  df+HK, u,LP
LK,LK,HK,df+HK, u,LP,LK,2x qcf+P
!(w/Hideo,Roy)team,  2x qcb+K
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcf+P
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,2x qcf+K


Raizo
LK,LK,HP,(f+HP,b+HP)

LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u
LK,LK,HP,(dp+P,2x qcf+P)

u:      LP,LK,LK,LP,qcf+P,_+P

Hyo
LK,LK,HP,(f+HP,df+HP,df+HK,b+HP,b+HK)
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,(qcf+P P,qcb+K,dp+P,df+HP,b+HP)
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,f+HK,(qcf+P P,qcb+K,dp+P)
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,f+HK,qcf+P,P
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,qcf+P,P
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,df+HP, u,
LK,LK,HP,f+HP,(2x qcf+K,2x qcb+K)
qcb+P,HP,df+HP, u,
u:      LP,LK,LK,LP,qcf+P
        LP,LK,qcb+K


Akira
LK,LK,HP,(f+HP,qcf+LP)
LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u,LP,LK,LK,LP,2x qcf+P

qcb+P:
        LK,LK,LK,LP,HP,HK
        HK,LK,LK,LK,LP,HP


Edge
LK,LK,HP,(f+HP,df+HP,b+HK)
LK,LK,HK,(f+HK)
qcf+LP,qcf+LP,qcf+HP,qcf+HP

LK,LK,HP,2x qcb+P
LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u
LK,LK,HP,b+HK,f+HK,f+HK,f+HK


Gan
LK,LK,  (HP,HK),  (qcf+P P,df+HP)
LK,LK,HP,df+HP, u,
u:      LP,LK,[qcf+P,qcf+K,HP]

!Throw,  qcf+K

LK,LK,HK,2x qcf+P
LK,LK,HP,2x qcf+P

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