From: "Poser" <joshua2@microserve.net> 
Subject: "Rival Schools: United By Fate" 
Date: January 10, 1999 
R I V A L S C H O O L S: U N I T E D B Y F A T E 
(PSX Version) 
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Table of Contents: 
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I. Introduction 
II. Revision History 
III.Abbreviations 
IV. Basic Moves and facts 
V. Moves list 
VI. Conclusion & Credits 
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I. Introduction 
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Rival Schools is a new 3D fighting game created by those brilliant minds 
at the CAPCOM 3D Development Team. This FAQ will tell you the basics, 
special moves, Burning Vigor attacks, and team ups for all characters in 
the game. 
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II. Revision History 
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Version 1.0 
This is the original version of the FAQ and the only one so far. 
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III. Abbreviations 
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Here is a list of the abbreviations than are used in the FAQ and what 
they mean. However, before I begin with this section, you should know 
what the buttons on your PSX Controller do: 
Square : Weak Punch 
Triangle : Hard Punch 
X : Weak Kick 
Circle : Hard Kick 
R1 : Ditch (sidestep) 
R2 : Throw 
L1 : Burning Vigor Attack #1 
L2 : Burning Vigor attack #2 
Now, onto the abbreviations. 
P : any Punch button 
K : any Kick button 
WP : Weak Punch 
WK : Weak Kick 
HP : Hard Punch 
HK : Hard Kick 
F : Forward 
D : Down 
U : Up 
B : Back 
DF : Down-Forward (between D and F) 
You should know what these mean, too: 
Tap : Simply press the button and/or direction. 
Motion: Slide your finger on the directional pad in a smooth continuous 
motion, from one direction to another. 
( ) : Execute commands inside parentheses simultaneously. 
* : Designates a move that can be done in the air. 
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IV. Basic Moves and facts 
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Before playing Rival Schools, you should know all of these basic moves: 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Each fighter has a 9 level "Vigor" bar that can be carried over in 
between rounds. It is similar to the super bar in the Street Fighter 
Alpha games. when the bar reaches level one or higher, you can perform a 
Burning Vigor attack. Each Burning Vigor attack drains one level from 
your vigor bar. You can increase the bar by getting hit and performing 
moves. 
**Team Up Technique** 
When the Vigor bar reaches level Two or higher, you can perform a Team 
Up Technique <TUT>. These awesome moves allow your teammate to briefly 
enter the fray and help you greatly. Each TUT drains two levels from the 
Vigor bar. TUTs vary depending on who your partner is. 
**Ditch N' Spin** 
When your opponent attacks you Tap R1 to ditch and get behind your 
opponent. 
**Throws** 
To perform a throw, tap the R2 button when close to your opponent. To 
throw a crouching opponent, tap (D+R2). To perform a Reverse Throw, use 
the Ditch N' Spin manuever (see above) to get behind your opponent, then 
throw them. 
**Run** 
To run toward your opponent, tap F, then hold F. During a run, tap P to 
do a headbutt, WK to do a sliding kick, or HK to do a flying kick. 
**Rival Launcher** 
Tap (DF+HP) or (DF+HK) to launch your opponent into the air. After that, 
tap U to do an automatic super jump. From here, you can perform an air 
juggle that will surely annoy your opponent. Usually, Tap WP, WK, then 
do an attack that is usable in the air. Rival Launchers can also be used 
in combos. 
**Safe Fall** 
When you are knocked back or into the air, tap any two buttons 
simultaneously to do a safe fall. This prevents you from being comboed 
even more and serves as a quick recovery. 
**Tardy Counter** 
Immediately after you block an attack, perform any special move to do a 
tardy counter. Tardy Counters can be done at any time during a fight. 
**Dashing** 
To dash toward your opponent, tap F, F. To dash away, tap B, B. 
**Get Up** 
After falling down, press any direction to get up in the corresponding 
direction. To attack while getting up, press the direction and attack 
button simultaneously. 
**Super Jump** 
Tap D, U to jump very high into the air. 
**Blocking** 
To block, hold B when your opponent attacks you. To Air Block, hold B 
while in the air. 
**Throw Escape** 
Perform a throw just as your opponent does to cancel them out. 
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V. Moves list 
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The following is a move list for all characters in the game, with the 
exception of Extra characters and the 2nd versions of Hinata, Kyoko, 
Tiffany, and Natsu. 
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Edge **Gedo High School** 
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Reversing Blade Strike* : motion D, F, P 
Destructive Kick-High : motion D, B, HK 
Destructive Kick-Low : motion D, B, WK 
Upward Blade Strike : motion D, B, P 
Rising Blade Abuse : motion D, F, K 
Reversing Blade Strike Combo : motion D, F, WP, motion D, F, WP, motion 
D, F, HP, motion D, F, HP 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Bloody Festival : Tap L1 
Air Sand Smash : In the air, tap L2 
(team up)Bloody Nightmare : Both characters clothesline their 
opponent three times. 
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Sakura **Tamagawara Minawi High School** 
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Hadoken* : motion D, F, P(hold for a bigger one) 
Dragon Punch : motion F, D, DF, P 
Hurricane Kick* : motion D, B, K 
Diagonal up Fireball : motion D, B, P 
**Burning Vigor Attacks** 
Super Fireball* : Tap L1 
Super Dragon Punch : motion D, F, D, F, K 
Super Diagonal up Fireball : Tap L2 
Super Sliding Kick : motion D, B, D, B, K 
(team up)Shungokusutsu : While opponent is held by teammate, 
Sakura deals nasty blows between brief 
flashes. 
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Shoma **Gorin High School** 
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Fastball* : motion D, F, P 
Grand Slam Smash : motion F, D, DF, P 
Homicide Slide : motion D, F, K 
Big Swing : motion F, D, B, P 
Baseline Shuffle : hold B, tap (WK HK), release B (tap HK 
afterward to do a flying kick, or WK to 
do a sliding kick). 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Hundred Balls* : Tap L1 
Going, Going, Gone : Tap L2 
(team up)Grand Slam : Shoma's teammate tosses their opponent 
up, hits him to Shoma, who then knocks 
some sense into him. 
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Roy **Pacific High School** 
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Dynamite Straight : motion D, F, P 
Fist Slam : In the air, motion D, F, P 
Twister Upper : motion F, D, DF, P 
Touchdown Wave : motion D, B, P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Touchdown Wave : Tap L2 
Triple Twister : Tap L1 
(team up)Double Rising Tornado: Both guys perform a twisting uppercut to 
score a high hitting combo. 
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Batsu **Taiyo High School** 
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Guts Bullet* : motion D, F, P 
Guts Upper : motion F, D, DF, P 
Crescent Star Kick : motion D, B, K 
Shooting Star Kick : in the air, motion D, F, K 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Guts bullet : Tap L1 
Super Shooting Star Kick : In the air, tap L2 
(team up)Double Guts Bullet : Both characters perform a dual fireball 
attack. 
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Hinata **Taiyo High School** 
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Machine Gun Punch : motion D, F, rapidly tap P 
Tornado Kick* : motion D, B, K 
Sneaker Kick : in the air, motion D, F, K 
Uppercut : motion F, D, DF, P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Hyper Punch : Tap L2 
Typhoon Kick : Tap L1 
(team up)Guts and Power : Increases Vigor Bar by five levels. 
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Kyosuke **Taiyo High School** 
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Cross Cutter : motion D, F, P 
Shadow Wave : in the air, motion D, F, P 
Shadow Cut Kick-Up : motion D, F, WK 
Shadow Cut Kick-Forward : motion D, F, HK 
Lightning Upper : motion F, D, DF, P 
Jumping Hit : motion D, B , P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Cross Cutter : Tap L1 
Double Shadow Cut Kick : Tap L2 
(team up)Last Symphony : Both characters perform a lightning-fast 
combo. Very powerful. 
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Daigo **Gedo High School** 
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Phoenix Fist : motion D, F, P (can be done up to 5x) 
Aura Flame : motion D, B, P 
Skull Aura : In the air, motion D, F, P 
Phoenix Kicks : motion D, F, K 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Phoenix Fury : Tap L1 
Super Aura Flame : Tap L2 
Super Skull Aura : In the air, motion D, F, D, F, P 
(team up)Super Parry : Daigo jumps down, absorbs punches by the 
opponent, and wails them w/an uppercut. 
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Hyo **Justice High School** 
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Sword Swipe : motion D, F, P(tap P for a double swipe) 
Sword Uppercut : motion F, D, DF, P 
Backflip* : motion D, B, K 
Turnaround Swipe : motion D, B, P 
Downward Thrust : in the air, motion D, F, P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Sword Hell : Tap L2 
Flip n' Slash : Tap L1 
(team up)Zankoku Zan : Hyo slashes opponent while he is held by 
teammate, who also takes some damage. 
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Roberto **Gorin High School** 
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Long Shot : motion D, F, K 
Bicycle Kick : In the air, motion D, F, K 
Rising Kick (1 hit) : motion F, D, DF, WK 
Rising Kick (2 hits) : motion F, D, DF, HK 
Sliding Kick : motion D, B, K 
Goalie Save* : motion D, F, P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Victory Goal : Tap L1 
Super Juggle : Tap L2 
(team up)Double Shot : Opponent is kicked to Roberto, who then 
kicks him and heads him. When he comes 
back down, both players kick him 
outward. 
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Akira **Gedo High School** 
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Gate Elbow : motion D, F, P 
Dancing Cyclone Kick : motion D, F, K (can be done 3x in a row) 
Leg Up : motion D, B, K 
Reflex Stance : motion D, B, P 
From the Reflex Stance : WP, HP, HK, WK, WK, WK or 
: WK, WK, WK, WP, HP, HK 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Skull Aura* : Tap L1 
Reflex Barrage : Tap L2 
Rival Launcher : motion D, B, D, B, K 
(team up)Gang Buster : Akira beats the crap out of opponent, 
who is held by teammate. 
akira2 has the same exact moves as Akira, except her Gate Elbow is an 
uppercut instead. Also, her team up is different. Each player performs a 
juggle, then a kick that drags the opponent on the ground in perfect 
unison. 
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Tiffany **Pacific High School** 
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Groovy Knuckle : motion D, F, P 
Groovy Punch : motion D, B, hold P, release 
Exciting Kick* : motion D, B, K 
Beautiful Spin-Up : motion F, D, DF, WK 
Beautiful Spin-Diagonal : motion F, D, DF, HK 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Spin : Tap L2 
Wonderful Kick : Tap L1 
(team up)Love & Peace : Increases life bar. 
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Boman **Pacific High School** 
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Great Lariat : In the air, motion D, B, P 
Great Upper : motion D, F, P 
Haymaker Straight : motion D, F, P (During Great Upper) 
Great Rush : motion F, D, DF, P 
Fist Slam : In the air, motion D, F, P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Best Rush : Tap L1 
Ultimate Lariat : Tap L2 
(team up)Double Power Buster : Both characters perform a double 
backbreaker attack. 
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Natsu **Gorin High School** 
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Jumping Receive* : motion D, F, P 
Rolling Receive : motion D, B, P 
Sliding Receive : motion F, D, DF, P 
Volley : motion F, D, B, K 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Thousand Spikes : tap L1 
Leaping Spike: : In the air, tap L2 
(team up)Praise & Spirit : Increases Vigor Bar by six levels. 
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Gan **Gedo High School** 
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Gun Stabbing : motion D, F, P(can be done 3x in a row) 
Rough Wave Stomping* : motion D, F, K 
Rock Smashing* : motion F, D, DF, P 
The Clapper : motion D, B, P 
Double Heavy Fist : in the air, motion D, F, P 
Cannonball : in the air, motion D, F, K 
Body Smash : motion F, D, B, P 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Gun Stabbing : tap L1 
Super Body Smash : tap L2 
(team up)Active Volcano : Opponent is flipped backwards, catched 
by Gan, who then smashes him on the 
floor while getting some help from his 
teammate. 
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Hideo **Justice High School** 
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Seihaken* : motion D, F, P 
Uppercut : motion F, D, DF, P 
Roundhouse (1 hit) : motion D, B, WK 
Roundhouse (2 hits) : motion D, B, HK 
Flash Kick : In the air, motion D, F, K 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Seihaken : tap L1 
Super Uppercut : tap L2 
(team up)Shin Seihaken : Teammate does a triple spin kick, Hideo 
uppercuts the opponent, and both players 
toss a fireball at the opponent. 
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Kyoko **Justice High School** 
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Grab & Kick : motion D, F, P, then K rapidly 
Spin Kicks* : motion D, B, K 
Clipboard Smash : motion D, B, P 
Wing Stance : motion D, F, K 
Climbing Kick : from the Wing Stance, tap K, K, K 
Wing Strike : from the Wing Stance, tap P 
Rising Knee : motion F, D, DF, K 

**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Final Prescription : Tap L1 
Super Climbing Kick : tap L2 
(team up)Rest & Relax : Restores Health. 
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Hayato **Taiyo High School** 
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Scolding Slash* : motion D, F, P 
Counter Thrust : motion D, B, P 
Devastation Kick : motion F, D, DF, K 
Flying Kick : motion D, B, K 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Counter Thrust : tap L1 
Push Ups : tap L2 
(team up)Sphere of Confidence : Hayato keeps whacking his teammate as a 
huge sphere appears around them which 
eventually gets fired at the opponent. 
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Raizo **Justice High School** 
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Devil Roll* : motion D, F, P(can be done 2x in a row) 
Vertical Devil Roll* : motion D, F, K(can be done 2x in a row) 
Claw Fury : motion F, D, DF, P 
Body Rip : motion D, B, P 
Beatdown : motion F, D, B, K 
**Burning Vigor attacks** 
Super Clawz : tap L1 
Super Body Rip : tap L2 
(team up)Ningen-Taihou : Raizo picks up his teammate and throws 
them at the opponent. 'Nuff said. 
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VI. Conclusion & Credits 
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In closing I'd just like to remind you that this is MY FAQ. If you want 
to do something with it, please ask for permission. 
This document is copyright 1998 Ryan Klubeck. 
Also, I'd like to thank GamePro magazine for info on how to perform the 
moves and some names for moves. 
Well, I hope this guide really helped you. If you have comments about 
the FAQ, e-mail me at joshua2@microserve.net. 
**********BYE**********