From: MonkeyMan <MonkeyMan@ThePentagon.COM>
Newsgroups: rec.games.video.sony,alt.games.video.sony-playstation
Subject: Samurai Shodown 3 faq v0.75
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 07:12:10 -0700


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PS Samurai Shodown 3 FAQ v0.75
                   by: MonkeyMan (MonkeyMan@ThePentagon.COM)

This FAQ is available through me, r.g.v.sony, a.g.v.sony-playstation, the PSX 
Mailing List, and WWW:
                      http://www.flex.net/~cjayc/vgfa/index.html

_ Legalese (if this stuff actually holds up in court) ________________
Copyright 1996 MonkeyMan. Samurai Spirit 3 and all characters and story of 
said game is trademark of SNK. PlayStation is a trademark of Sony Computer 
Entertainment. Author holds no affiliation with SNK or SCE. Author grants free 
use and distribution provided no fee is charged beyond real, raw reproduction 
costs (you may charge for the paper it is on and/or for copy-center costs, but 
not for "time invested" printing or storing.)  This document is to be 
distributed in it's entire form, file limiters (for each file) may be assumed 
as from the title banner to (game) name signature, any text outside may be 
considered extraneous and deleted.  End users may print relevant sections for 
personal use.  Contact author for inclusion in media, printed, electronic, or 
otherwise.  If you have any questions, please contact author (address given 
below).  If you do not agree with the above conditions, delete/remove this 
document from your posession now.

     Send Corrections, Additions, Money, Whatever to:  
                                             MonkeyMan@ThePentagon.COM

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CONTENTS :

Version History
Acknowledgments
Codes
Story
The Controls
Individual Character Moves and Background Descriptions: 
        HAOHMARU
        SHIZUMARU HISAME
        TACHIBANA UKYO
        NAKORURU
        RIMURURU
        GALFORD
        HATTORI HANZO
        SENRYO KYOSHIRO
        KIBAGAMI GENJURO
        GAIRA CAFFEINE
        KIBUKIRI BASARA
        AMAKUSA SHIRO TOKISADA
        Zankuro Minazuki
Endings
Info Needed/Lacking

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Version History:

0.5  (9/8/96)  - Decided to put together this thing. Start taking stuff from 
                 the SS3 TAPFAQ.

0.75 (10/1/96) - Add a Code! Replaced the character poses with background 
                 descriptions. Get rid of the joystick and ABCD format. Got my
                 SS3 yesterday! :)

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Acknowledgments:

SNK:
       For this game and all other great games they has done.
SONY:
       For an excellent system and that very comfortable controller :)
Shawn Holmes (shawnh@csn.net):
       Author of the SS3 TAPFAQ, for jsut about everything.
Joseph Palanca (jgpalanca@aol.com):
       For basically stealing the format of his KOF'95 faq.
Galen Komatsu (gkomatsu@hawaii.edu):
       For stealing the Legalese section (hey, I think it's cool :).
GameFan (http://gamefan.com/):
       For the Boss Code.

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Codes:

Boss Code!

This code only works in vs mode. :(

At the character select screen, hold start at Haohmaru then move the cursor
over the following orders: Genjuro, Basara, Ukyo, Rimururu, Haohmaru,
Shizmaru, Nakoruru, Hanzo, Amakusa, Gaira, Galford, Shizmaru. While the cursor 
at Shizmaru, wait until the timer reaches "03". When it reaches "03" press 
button X and Circle simultaneously. If the code worked, you should see 
Zankuro's picture appears in the middle of the screen.

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Story:

 The Dreaded "demon".  His name, Zankuro Minazuki.  The evil Zankuro,
 from time immemorial, has indiscriminately attacked villages,
 slaughtering all in his way.  Falling under his mighty blade, victims
 screamed in terror of the dreaded demon before drowning in an endless
 sea of blood.  All stood impotent to his evil deeds.

 But then...In a distanct village, Zankuro failed to kill an infant.
 Some insist, perhaps the evil one could not kill him.  The truth remains
 unknown.  But from then on, Zankuro marked all swordsmen for slaughter.

 Years later...Twelve samurai and swordsmen begin their own quests.  All
 seek one goal, the head of the dreaded Zankuro Minazuki.

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The Controls:

1  - Light Slash
2  - Medium Slash
3  - Strong Slash
4  - Kick
F  - Forward
DF - Down-Forward
D  - Down
DB - Down-Back
B  - Back
UB - Up-Back 
U  - Up
UF - Up-Forward

1+2 (far)   - Sidestep (avoids specials)
F+1+2 (close) - Behind step (move around opponent)

1+2+3 - Charge POW

F+2+3 - Hop Crush (must be high blocked)

B-DB-D-DF-F  (with weapon)    Block stuns opponent
             (without weapon) Catches weapon and throw

F+3 - Pulling Guard Crush
B+3 - Pushing Guard Crush

DF+4 - Crouching sweep kick

F+4 - Standing Kick

DB+4 - Light Kick

F, F  - Forward Dash
B, B  - Backward Dash

(while getting up) B or F  - Roll away

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Individual Character Moves and Background Descriptions:

The wanderer samurai in search of the slaying serpent Zankuro...

HAOHMARU

"Duelling is my Raison D'etre!"

THE SS1 TITLE SCREEN -- WIND:  This is essentially based on the intro to
Shodown I, where the narrator gives the laws of the samurai and Haohmaru
slices the two lanterns with the lavender trees in the background.  Now,
however, we get to see the entire courtyard with gigantic lavender trees
in the background and many lanterns adorning the stage both in the
foreground and all over the background.  The lanterns can be cut down by
the players.  During the desperation, the background becomes a dark violet
aura with many layers of color and lavender leaves begin to fall like
snow.  Large branches of the trees hang in the foreground. 

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Secret Cylone Slash                   | Secret Cyclone Homicide Slash 
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Secret Crescent Moon Slash            | Secret Crescent Moon Slash      
jump, D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                | F-DB-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Kogetsuzan                            | Secret Driving Crescent Moon Slash
F-DB-D-DF + (1_2_3)                   | (During 4) F-DB-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Secret Hurricane Thrust               | Force Fang     
run, F-DB-D-DF + (1_2_3)              | After taking a strong hit, standing 3
                                      |
Secret Earthquake Slice               | Broiler Blast    
B-D-DB + 3                            |After taking a strong hit, crouching 3
                                      |
Flying Earthquake Slash               | Typhoon Wave  
jump, D-DB-B + 3                      | D-DF-F + 4
                                      |
Sword Slash Attack                    | Sword Shockwave    
F-DF-D-DB-B + 3                       | F-D-DF + 4
                                      |
                                      | Serene Slice
                                      | D-DB-B-F + 3
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:      
Top Secret Heaven Constraint Blast    | Super Secret Heaven Cruncher
F-D-DF-F-D-DF+1+2                     | F-B-DB-D-DF-F+3+4
                                      |
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The boy in search of the demon from his past...

SHIZUMARU HISAME

"Sorry about that gash!"

BAMBOO FOREST: Stage Description: This is a dense bamboo forest, with
leaves blowing across the floor.  Sunlight filters through the tops of
the trees.  During the desperation stage, the forest vanishes and is
replaced by a thick green aura.  Leafy bamboo branches hang down in the
background and leaves flutter down from them.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Scarlet Sword Mist Blast              | Scarlet Sword Mist Blast  
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Scarlet Sword Windshear Slice         | Scarlet Sword Downpour Thrust 
B-D-DB + (1_2_3)                      | B-D-DB + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Scarlet Sword Downpour Thrust         | Scarlet Sword Crosscurrent Slicer  
F-DF-D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                 | F-DB-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Scarlet Sword Crosscurrent Slicer     | Scarlet Sword Rains of Time    
F-DF-D + (1_2_3)                      | F-DF-D + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Scarlet Sword Hailfire                | Scarlet Sword Deadly Drizzle
(close), B-D-DB + 3                   | F-B-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL: 
Scarlet Sword Hurricane Shredder Slash| Scarlet Sword Deadly Downpour Slice 
F-B-DB-D-DF-F+1+2                     | F-B-DB-D-DF-F+3+4
                                      |
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Master, friends, and fans-rest in peace.  I shall avenge you...

TACHIBANA UKYO

"Hmmph!"

RAFT -- SWAMP:  You will fight on a raft floating on a green river,
with a thick forest in the background.  Rotten trees, dead weeds and
lanterns scroll by in the foreground--several layers of parallax.  In the
river, logs and even occasional bodies with swords and arrows in their
backs float by.  During desperation, the background turns black and
filtered blue light flows onto the stage, while fluorescent green polyps
flash on the black background.  When one player wins, pheasants fly up
from the foreground.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Concealed Sabre Snowfall Slash        | Concealed Sabre Snowfall Slash Flash
D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                      | D-DB-B + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Vanity Sabre Snowfall Slash           | Concealed Sabre Swallow Swipe   
D-DB-B + 4                            | jump, DB-D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Concealed Sabre Swallow Swipe         | Concealed Sabre Dream Mist 
jump, DB-D-DF-F + (1_2_3)             | DF-D-DB-B-F + 3
                                      |
Concealed Sabre Haze Hack             | Concealed Sabre Heat Flash   
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | F-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Concealed Sabre Heaven's Gales        | 
F-DF-D-DB-B + 3 briefly, then 1       |
                                      |
Concealed Sabre Warrior Wind          | 
F-DF-D-DB-B + 3 briefly, then 2       |
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:
Tsubame Six Flash                     | Flashback Flash Blast
F-DF-D-DB-B-F+2+3                     | F-B-F+3+4
                                      |
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The faithful daughter of nature seeks to save Zankuro's soul...

NAKORURU

"Savour nature's fearful wrath!"

NORTHERN COUNTRY SPRING -- CANYON:  The fighting occurs in shallow water
flowing through a canyon, with one of the rocky cliffs decorated with
shrubs visible.  For Slash Nakoruru, the plant life is brown as in fall
whereas it is green as in spring for Bust Nakoruru.  Small butterflies
and dragonflies can also be seen.  Also the occasional leaf falls down the
stage.  During the desperation, the cliffs vanish and are replaced by a
bright red aura and leaves drop down in the foreground.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
NAKORURU's SLASH animal is MAMAHAHA   | NAKORURU'S BUST animal is SILKOU
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Lera O Chikiri                        | Lela O Chikiri 
(close), F-D-DF + 4                   | (close), F-D-DF + 4
                                      |
Leyla Mutsube                         | Leyla Mutsube
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Annu Mutsube                          | Annu Mutsube 
B-DB-D + (1_2_3)                      | B-DB-D + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Kamui Risse                           | Kamui Risse    
B-D-DB + (1_2_3)                      | B-D-DB + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Mamahaha Flight                       | Wolf Pounce 
D-DB-B + 4                            | D-DB-B + 4
                                      |
Get off Bird                          | Get off Wolf   
(DF_D_DB) + 4                         | (UF_U_UB) + 4
                                      |
Mamahaha Attack                       | Riding Wolf Attack  
Mamahaha Flight, then 1, 2, or 3      | Wolf Pounce + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Kamui Mutsube                         | Myu Shikite 
Mamahaha Flight, then D-DF-F + 3      | Wolf Pounce + B-DB-D + 3
                                      |
Amube Yatoro                          | Kanto Shikite
F-DF-D-DB-B + 1) Lelashe              | Wolf Pounce + D-DF-F + 3
              2) Shichikabu Etu Brute |       
              3) Shichikabu Amyu      | 
                                      |
                                      | Imel Shikite
                                      | Wolf Pounce, jump, F-D-DF + 3
                                      |
                                      | Epunkine Shikite
                                      | When knocked down, 1+3
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:
Elelyu Kamui Risse                    | Nubeki Kamui Shikite
F-DF-D-DB-B-F-DF-D-DB-F+1+2           | B-DB-D-DF-F-D-DF+2+3
                                      |
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The ice-cold snow maiden who fights for her older sister...

RIMURURU

"You anger mighty nature!"

NORTHERN COUNTRY -- WINTER:  Stage Descriptiom: This stage is very
similar to Nakoruru's stage in Samurai 1.  In the second round, Nakoruru
and her two parents come out of the cottage and watch the fight.  When
Nakoruru first comes out, she is holding two rabbits but drops them in
shock when she sees her sister fighting.  For the rest of the match,
Nakoruru is shaking her head while her father is running his hand over his
beard.  If Rimururu wins, Nakoruru smiles in relief and her mother begins
clapping.  If Rimururu loses Nakoruru drops to her knees in sorrow and her
mother turns to comfort her as her father covers his face with his hand.
During the desperation, the background vanishes and the characters fight
in a fierce blizzard.

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                SLASH                 |               BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Konril Myu                            | Konril Myu
B-DB-D + 1                            | B-DB-D + 1
                                      |
Lupu Quall                            | Lupu Quall
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Konril Shira                          | Konril Shia 
jump, F-DF-D + 1                      | jump, F-DF-D + 1
                                      |
Rupu Tu Nu Tiu                        | Rupu Tu Nu Yaku
(close) F-DF-D-DB-B + 2               | (close) F-DF-D-DB-B + 4
                                      |
Kamui Shtokke                         | Lupu Thomumu
D-DB-B-F + 3                          | F or DF +1+2
                                      |
Konrul Nonril                         | Upon Wo
(close) F-D-DF + 1                    | Repeatedly press Slash Buttons
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL: 
Rupu Kamui Emyu                       | Rupu Kamui Emyu 
F-DF-D-DB-B-F-DF-D-DB-B+3+4           | F-DF-D-DB-B-F-DF-D-DB-B+3+4
                                      |
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The american ninja off to strike a blow for justice on Zankuro's noggin..

GALFORD

"Come learn true justice!"

BRIDGE AND FALLS:  You will fight on a bridge with a large waterfall
directly in the
background.  The bridge connects two rocky cliffs covered with vegetation.
 The occasional bird flies in from both sides and then zooms back off. 
During the desperation stage, the waterfall vanishes and is replaced by
blue space.  Lighting forks strike down randomly both in the background
and in the foreground.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Plasma Blade                          | Plasma Factor
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | F or DF +1+2
                                      |
Shadow Copy                           | Plasma Break 
F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (1_2)                 | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Replica Attack                        | Shadow Copy 
F-DF-D-DB-B + (1+3_2+3)               | F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (1_2)
                                      |
Imitate Replica                       | Imitate Replica  
when hit, 1+3 or 2+4                  | when hit, 1+3 or 2+4
                                      |
Rolling Crush                         | 
F-D-DF + 3                            |
                                      |
Poppy Attacks:                        | Replica Attack
                                      | F-DF-D-DB-B + (1+3_2+3)
Rush Dog         D-DB-B + 1           |
                                      | Striking Hez
Plasma Dog       D-DB-B-D-DB + 1      | (close) F-D-DF + 4
                                      |
Machine Gun Dog  D-DB-B + 2           | Strike Hez Dash 
                                      | run, F-D-DF + 4
Replica Dog      D-DB-B + 3           |
                                      | Lightning Slash
Overhead Crash   D-DB-B + 4           | F-D-DF + 3
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL: 
Double Mega Strike Hez                | Lightning Strike Three
F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (3_4)                 | F-DF-D-DB-B-F, F + 3
                                      |
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The tortured traveler of the darkside thirsts for revenge on the demon
Zankuro...

HATTORI HANZO

"Death means 'rest' to me!"

DESOLATION MOUNTAINS -- FALLEN BATTLE:  This stage occurs in the middle
of a volcanic hot spot, with gray igneous rocks in the immediate 
background and a volcanic ash laden sky, which can be seen when the
screen scales out.  Steam rises from the background and vents up through
the floor.  The stage also pulsates black, as if the sun were being 
completely shut out, occaisionally.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Ninja Shadow                          | Ninja Silent Shadow 
D, D + 1                              | D, D + 1
                                      |
Ninja Exploding Dragon Blast          | Ninja Exploding Dragon Blast
D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                      | D-DB-B + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Ninja Windsplitter                    | Ninja Shadow Splitter
jump, D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                | F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (1_2)
                                      |
Ninja Shadow Splitter                 | Sky Dance
F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (1_2)                 | F-DF-D-DB-B+2+3+4
                                      |
Sky Dance                             | Ground Slash 
F-DF-D-DB-B+2+3+4                     | B-DB-D-DF-F+2+3+4
                                      |
Ground Slash                          | Ninja Windsplitter
B-DB-D-DF-F+2+3+4                     | jump, D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Ninja Buddha Reverse Blow             | Ninja Monkey Dance 
when hit, 1+3 or 2+4                  | B-D-DB + Any Button
                                      |
Running Ninja Shrike Dash             | Ninja Exploding Atom Flash
(run) F-D-DF + (1_2_3)                | (close) F-D-DF+3+4
                                      |
Ninja Shrike Dash                     | 
(close) F-D-DF+3+4                    | 
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:
Flash Finisher                        | Dragon Poison Finalizer
D, D, D+1+2                           | F-DF-D-DB-B-F+3+4
                                      |
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In his quest for the ultimate aesthetic, he prepares to meet his outer
demons...

SENRYO KYOSHIRO

"What a great death scene!" 

EDO -- THE KABUKI STAGE:  Fighting occurs on the stage of Kyoshiro's
theater.  In the background there is a large tapestry of a woman.  Large
butterflies flutter through the stage in the first round.  High up in the
foreground of his stage is the curtain.  There is a tree sticking out of
both sides of the stage.  In the second round, the tapestry flips over to
become the picture of Kyoshiro brutally slaying someone, the butterflies
become ethereal flame spirits, and the lanterns against the stage turn
from yellow to blue.  At the desperation, the background turns into the
stage curtain that had hung above in the previous state.  Ghosts fly by
overhead and strange, transparent images flash against the curtains.  Once
one player has won, the tapestry in the background becomes chagnes again.
It becomes a picture of Kyoshiro sitting on a stone ground with his
naginata.  If Kyoshiro loses, it changes to a pictures of Kyoshiro sitting
with long tenticles coming out from someplace behind him.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Twirling Flame                        | Hades Twirling Flames
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Twisting Heavens                      | Swirling Hades
F-D-DF + (1_2_3)                      | F-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Lion Tale Blast                       | Raging Lion's Tale Blast 
F-DF-D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                 | F-DF-D-DB-B + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Kyoshiro Jig                          | Kyoshiro Jig
D-DF-F-D-DF-F + 3                     | D-DF-F-D-DF-F + 3
                                      |
Smouldering Blood Pounce              | Smouldering Blood Pounce
jump, D + 1                           | jump, D + 1
                                      |
Toad Plague                           | Eight-Coil Serpent
F-B-DB-D-DF-F+1+3                     | D-DB-B-D-DB-F + 3
                                      |
Tsuname Crunch                        |
D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                      |
                                      | 
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:
Kyoshiro Demon Boogie                 | Kyoshiro Demon Boogie 
D-DF-F-D-DF-F+2+3                     | D-DF-F-D-DF-F+2+3
                                      |
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With no time for Zankuro, his fierce blade hungers for Haohmaru...

KIBAGAMI GENJURO

"You wretch!"

VILLAGE -- DAYTIME: Your fights occurs in the middle of the street of a
ghost own in the old west with fast moving grey clouds in the sky.
Frequent lightening strikes are visible in the background.  Children are
present at the beginning of the fight, but their parents come out and pull
them from the scene of violence.  A large flat cart, reminiscent of the
"Bring out your dead" cart in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is at the
right side of the screen in the immediate background.  During the
desperation stage, the entire background is replaced by a flowing purple
vortex that has a focus at the center of the stage.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Lightning Wings                       | Lightning Wings
F-D-DF + (1_2_3)                      | F-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Triple Death Hack                     | Three-Heavens Death
D-DF-F + (1_2_3) (three times)        | D-DF-F + (1_2_3) (three times)
                                      |
Cherry Blossomo Slice                 | Cherry Blossom Iris Reverse 
D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                      | D-DB-B + (1_2_3) (hold)
                                      |
Scarlet Slash                         | Purple Dusk   
F-DF-D + (1_2_3)                      | F-DF-D + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Death Drops                           | Death of 100 Demons 
(close) B-D-DB + 3                    | F-B-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL: 
Five Flash Rip                        | Reverse Five Flashes 
F-B-DB-D-DF-F+1+2                     | F-B-DB-D-DF-F+3+4
                                      |
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The rowdiest monk under the sun is burning...

GAIRA CAFFEINE

"You cannot beat me!"

TEMPLE - DUSKY:   This is Caffeine Nicotine's stage from Shodown II, but
there is thick orange-red mist.  The lanterns in the foreground can be cut
down by the players.  In the second round, the mist disappears, and the
temple becomes visible.  During desperation, the whole background is
replaced by burning torches and scene changes to night with a black sky
and a blue ground.  Strange, blue images can be seen in the sky and large
bonfires burst out of no where in the foreground. 

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Prudence Punch                        | One Hundred Dropper
jump, D + 3                           | jump, D + 4
                                      |
100 Heavens Body Blow                 | Deadly Pokes  
jump, D + 4                           | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Nag Blast                             | Nag Blast 
D-DB-B + 1                            | D-DB-B + 1
                                      |
Earthquake Assault                    | Earthquake Assault
D, D+1+2                              | D, D+1+2
                                      |
Victory Riser                         | Heaven Heart Slicer 
F-D-DF + (1_2_3)                      | D-DB-B-F+1+2
                                      |
Profound Pummel                       | Hades Heart Slicer  
D-DF-F+1+2                            | D-DB-B-F+3+4
                                      |
Ceiling Slam Grabber                  | 
B-D-DB + 1                            | 
                                      |
Hard Head Grabber                     | 
B-D-DB + 2                            |
                                      |
Reverse Twirl Grab                    | 
B-D-DB + 3                            | 
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:
Fist Flash Dance                      | Fist Flash Dance
D-DF-F-D-DF+1+2                       | D-DF-F-D-DF+1+2
                                      |
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The fury of the wounded romantic lives again to avenge his murdered loved
one...

KIBUKIRI BASARA

"Let's do the death dance!"

MASOLEUM -- MIDNIGHT: This is essentially a dilapidate temple with silk
screens in the foreground, which can be destroyed by the players.  The
back of the temple is open and has a HELL red overcast to it that filters
into the shrine.  After one player wins the first round, the candles blow
out and the stage becomes dark blue.  During the desperation points, the
entire background becomes black and candles appear in various places,
floating in air.  Spot lights light up a wall that has now appeared in the
background, revealing many strange and unusual images.  The pictures are
probably representative of what existed back when the temple was in its
prime.

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
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Stabbing Feet                         | Stabbing Feet    
jump, D + 4                           | jump, D + 4
                                      |
Friendly Rip                          | Friendly Rip
(close) B-DB-D-DF-F + 1               | (close) B-DB-D-DF-F + 1
                                      |
Shadow Stitcher                       | Shadow Exit 
F-DF-D-DB-B + (1_2_3)                 | F-DB-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Soul Sucker                           | Shadow Sucker 
D-DB-B + 4                            | D-DB-B + 4
                                      |
Airborne Slash                        | Airborne Slash 
(at top of jump), D-DF-F + (1_2_3)    | (at top of jump), D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Ground Slash                          | Ground Slash    
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Soul of the Beast                     | Shadow Feint  
B-DF-D-DB + 3                         | F-B-F + Any Button
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL: 
Shadow Dance Payback                  | Shadow Dance Dream Pull
B-DB-D-DF-F-B+1+2                     | B-DB-D-DF-F-B+2+3
                                      |
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Heaven's fallen angel of destruction seeks to seize Zankuro's power...

AMAKUSA SHIRO TOKISADA

"The weak deserve death!"

PILLARS -- NIGHT:  This stage is positively apocalyptic!  Nothing
forebodes evil presence like this stage.  There are four pillars lined up
in the immediate background, and slightly behind them and in between the
central two there is a large ring of stones similar to Stonehege.  During
the first round a large rock capsule with two halves comes down to the
center of the background.  The halves of the capsule rotate independent of
one an other in opposite directions.  In the second round, they start
spinning farther away from each other and an energy sphere appears between
them and lights appear on the top of the pillars in the background.  The
sky is a deep crimson which comes down and melds with large purple
mountains in the background.  During the desperation, most of the
background disappears.  The pillars still remain, the capsule has
vanished.  A vortex appears on the central pillar in the background and
sucks in glowing energy spheres similar to the one that was held in the
capsule. 

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Evil Hornet Gouger (forward)          | Evil Hornet Gouger (forward)
B-DB-D-DF-F + 4                       | B-DB-D-DF-F + 4
                                      |
Evil Hornet Gouger (reverse)          | Evil Hornet Gouger (reverse) 
F-DF-D-DB-B + 4                       | F-DF-D-DB-B + 4
                                      |
Holy Spirit Slicer                    | Underworld Lord Blast  
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Dark Destroyer                        | Dark Destroyer
F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (1_2_3)               | F-B-DB-D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Judgement Blow                        | Judgement Blow  
(close) F-DF-D + 3                    | F-DF-D + 3
                                      |
Phoenix Flash                         | Invitation to Evil
(far) B-F-B-F + (1_2_3)               | (far) B-F-B-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Miasma Plasma                         | Miasma Plasma
B-DB-B + 1                            | B-DB-B + 1
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL: 
Legends of Hades Blitz                | Legions of Hades Blitz 
B-F-D-DF+2+3                          | B-F-D-DF+2+3
                                      |
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The Demon swordmaster who seeks enlightenment via the ritualistic
slaughter of great swordsmen and innocents alike...

ZANKURO MINAZUKI

TEMPLE -- STORM:  The fighting takes place on the stone floor of a large
temple.  In the foreground and in the near background there are large
burning cauldrons.  In the background are many gigantic four armed statues
in different poses, wielding various weaponry.  The roof consists of many
ornately carved wood panels supported by large wooden pillars.  There are
screens in the background and behind them there are storm clouds blowing
by with random flashes of lightening lighting up the room.  In the
desperation (the final round against Zankuro) the roof has fallen in,
revealing a blood red sky with fast moving storm clouds.  The statues
remain, but the cauldrons are gone.  The floor is cracked in many places
and hot flames are shooting out of the gaps.  

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                SLASH                 |                BUST
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Demon Flash                           | Demon Flash
D-DF-F + (1_2_3)                      | D-DF-F + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Electric Demon Razor Swipe            | Electric Demon Razor Swipe
D-DB-B-F + (1_2_3)                    | D-DB-B-F + (1_2_3)
                                      | 
God Sword Crush                       | God Sword Crush
F-D-DF + (1_2_3)                      | F-D-DF + (1_2_3)
                                      |
Face Crush                            | Face Crush
B-F + 1                               | B-F + 1
                                      |
???                                   | ???
B-DB-D+1+2                            | B-DB-D+1+2
                                      |
Halting Demon Skull Splitter          | Halting Demon Skull Splitter
jump, D + 3                           | jump, D + 3
                                      |
???                                   | ???
B-DB-D-DF-F + 4                       | B-DB-D-DF-F + 4
                                      |
POWER SPECIAL:                        | POWER SPECIAL:
Raging Demon Denial Quake Strike      | Raging Demon Denial Quake Strike
D, D, D-DF-F+ 1+2                     | D, D, D-DF-F+ 1+2
                                      |
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Endings:

I want the Japanese endings, e-mail if you can help.

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Info Needed/Lacking:

--> The Endings.
--> Anything you think is lacking.
--> More Codes.

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End of PS Samurai Shodown 3 FAQ                        (C) MonkeyMan
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