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                                       T I N A
                          Tina Character Guide Version 1.0
                    Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore for Sony Playstation 2
                                North American Version
                                    By: "A" Tadeo
                              Created: November 10, 2001
                                Date last Updated: n/a
                         Mail me at: aaron20@edsamail.com.ph
               Homepage: http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/pixel/1792/
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    Remember "You donít have to steal, just ask. " - B.O.F.III
    Once more, hello again! =). Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore is such a great game 
    with ultra-flashy graphics and intense gameplay. Compared to the previous 
    versions of Dead or Alive 2 (US/JAP Dreamcast and JAP PS2), this one includes 
    new characters and new costumes. Seeing that I made a guide for its ancestor, 
    Dead or Alive for the Playstation, I decided to create characters guides for 
    DOA2: Hardcore. Iíll be concentrating on the ladies first and then Iíll 
    create guides for the men. After all, DOA is famous for its gorgeous and sexy 
    women. =)
                         I.     Updates/Revisions
                         II.    Guide Info
                         III.   Profile/Story
                         III.   Ayaneís Special Moves and Combos
                         IV.    Throws/Holds
                         V.     Tag Battle Tips
                         VI.    Survival Tips
                         VII.   Individual Character Guide
                                a. Kasumi
                                b. Tina
                                c. Lei Fang
                                d. Ayane
                                e. Helena
                                f. Hayabusa
                                g. Jann Lee
                                h. Zack
                                i. Gen-Fu
                                j. Bass
                                k. Ein
                                l. Leon
                                m. Tengu
                         VIII.  Costumes
                         IX.    FAQs
                         X.     Gameplay Tips
                         XI.    Credits
    Author Notes:
    Move List has been completed. Strategies will come in on the next update.
    No Updates as for now.
                                     GUIDE INFO
    For this guide, Iíll be using these to represent the different movements or 
    positions for the moves.
    u  = Up                   BT = Your back turned (back faced from opponent)
    uf = Up and Forward       OC = Opponent is Crouching
    f  = Forward              P  = Punch
    df = Down and Forward     K  = Kick 
    d  = Down                 F  = Free Button
    db = Down and Backward    OD = Opponent is Down
    b  = Backward             WR = While Rising
    ub = Up and Backward      HD = Hold down button preceding this symbol
    W  = Execute next button after .5 seconds
    NW = Next to Wall
    BE = Backs turned against each other
    CB1= Youíre crouching with your back facing opponent
    CB2= Opponent is crouching and his/her back is facing you
    OB = Opponentís back is facing you
    Now, Iíll try to explain the difference between uf+P,P and uf,P,P. In the 
    first one, uf and Punch should be pushed at the same time then press another 
    punch. For the second one, push uf first then press Punch, and then Punch 
    Country:          USA
    Fighting Style:   Pro-Wrestling
    Age:              22
    Height:           5í9"
    Weight:           115 lbs.
    Vital Statistics: 37" 24" 35"
    Job:              Pro-Wrestler
    Tina is one of the best pro-wrestlers around. She also has one of the best 
    bodies in DOA. Tina has gone wayward from his fatherís dream of what she should 
    be. Her fatherís dream is for her to grow to be a lady. And yet, she went the 
    other way and exposed herself by fashion modeling and wrestling. But at the end, 
    she and her father will finally tie their severed family knot.
    Tina is also known to be the type of Zack who desperately tries to get Tinaís 
    attention. She doesnít care though. =)
                              SPECIAL MOVES AND COMBOS
    For the description of the moves (as well as the other sections of this guide 
    that has a description column in it), I just invented some of the names 
    (applicable to those that Iíve discovered). 
    Note: Juggle means to attack you opponent continuously while he/she is still 
    in the air. This is nice to look at and very damaging. Combos are a series of 
    moves that damage the opponent successively, making him/her unable to 
    retaliate quickly.
    Motion                 |  Description
    P,K                    |  Jab High Kick
    P,P,K                  |  Machine Gun Middle
    P,P,P,K                |  Machine Gun Elbow Knee
    ub+P                   |  Knuckle Arrow
    u+P                    |  Blazing Chop
    uf+P,K                 |  Back Elbow Knee
    b+P                    |  Double Hammer
    db+P                   |  Low Spin Knuckle
    f+P,P,P                |  Infinity Combo
    f+P,P,K                |  Ultimate Combo
    f+P,P,d+P              |  Spin Knuckle Combo
    f+P,P,d+K              |  Low Drop Combo
    f,f+P,P,K              |  Combo Drop Kick
    f,f+P+K                |  Tina Special
    (HD)df,P,P             |  Vertical Hammer
    df,df+P                |  Dolphin Upper
    d,df,f+P               |  Rolling Elbow 
    K,K                    |  Ankle Spin Kick
    df+K,K                 |  Double Middle Kick
    uf+K                   |  Step Kick
    ub+K                   |  Back Brain Kick
    u+K                    |  Drop Kick
    f,f+K                  |  Front Step Kick
    f+K,P                  |  Knee Hammer
    (HD)d,K,K,K            |  Double Ai Kick
    df,df+K                |  Crush Knee
    F+K                    |  Dancing Doll Kick
    b,db,d,df,f+P          |  Shoulder Tackle
    P+K                    |  Short Range Lariat
    f+P+K                  |  Elbow Suicide
    b+K                    |  Rolling Sobat
    f+F+K                  |  Front Roll Kick
    d+F+K                  |  Low Drop Kick
    b+P+K                  |  Moonsault Press
    (BT)F+K                |  Turn Sobat
    (BT)P+K                |  Moonsault Attack
    u+P+K                  |  Hip Drop
    d+P                    |  Elbow Drop
    b,f,b+F+P+K            |  Appeal: Come on!
    d,d+F+P+K              |  Appeal: Guts Pose
    d+P+K                  |  Front Roll
    **TAG TEAM**
    f,f+F+P+K              |  Double Armstrong Buster (Paired with Bass)
    d,df,f+F+P+K           |  Dual Bomber (Paired with Bass)
    f,f+F+P+K              |  Flying Cyclone (Paired with Zack)
    f,f+F+P+K              |  Arm Whip (Paired with anyone except Zack and Bass)
    uf+K,uf+K,uf+K         |  Triple High Kick Combo
    uf+K,any combo         |  You can basically do custom combos after this move
    up+P,P,uf+P            |  High Elbow Combo
    uf+P,P,P,K             |  High Elbow to PPK Combo
    uf+P,P,P               |  High Elbow to punch combo
    uf+P,P,uf+K,K          |  Custom High Combo
    b+K,K                  |  Dual Kick Combo
    uf+P,f,f+P,P,d+K       |  Ultra Combo
    uf+P,f,f+P,P           |  Punch Combo
    To be able to pull off the throws and holds, you must be right beside and as 
    close as possible to your opponents. Remember that, you cannot use the throws 
    without the (OC) if the opponent is crouching and vice versa.
    Motion                 | Description
    F+P                    | Death Valley Bomb
    f+F+P,d+F+P            | Texas Driver (Throw Combo)
    f+F+P                  | Burst Cyclone (Throw Combo)
    b+F+P                  | Frankensteiner
    f,f+F+P,F+P            | Hammer Through - J.O.S. (Throw Combo)
    f,f+F+P                | Burst J.O.S. (Throw Combo)
    f,b,db,d,df,f+F+P,     | Giant Swing (Throw Combo)
         b,db,d,df,f+H+P   | 
    b,f,df,d,db,b+F+P,     | Sky Twister Press (Throw Combo)
      d+F+P,               | 
      b,db,d,df,f,uf,u+F+P |
    d,db,b+F+P,            | J.O.S. (Throw Combo)
      f,b,db,d,df,f+F+P,   |
      b,db,d,df,f,uf,f+F+P | 
    b,db,d,df,f+F+P        | Fishermanís Buster
    (HD)d,b,f,df,d,db,b+   | J.O. Cyclone
      F+P                  |
    (OB)F+P,d+F+P          | Double Break (Throw Combo)
    (OB)f+F+P              | Throwing German Suplex
    (NW)(OB)f+F+P          | Burst Suplex
    (OB)b,f,df,d,db,b+F+P, | Dragon Suplex (Throw Combo)
      b,f,df,d,db,b+F+p    |
    ub+F                   | Locking Hammer/Spring Leg Lock (counters high)
    b+F                    | Arm Whip (counters middle P)
    b+F,d,d+F              | 4 Leg Lock (counters middle K)
    db+F                   | Pull-in Triangle Lock/Leg Split (counters low)
                                   TAG BATTLE TIPS
    Since Tina has a longer range and oftentimes a more successful throw/hold 
    attempt, performing the tag attacks will be much easier with her whoever her 
    partner is. But when fighting comes in, she is rather slow and she will most 
    likely need the help of her partner. Donít let Tina stay long, rely on your 
    partner when you plan to attack. Remember that Tina is excellent at throwing so 
    use her to your advantage.
                                    SURVIVAL TIPS
    Tina is a hard character to use at a Survival Game. She is slow in terms of her 
    attacks. Her best bet would her powerful and effective throws. Donít get too 
    hasty and donít rush to beat the current opponent. Plan your moves well so that 
    Tina wonít get damaged easily and youíll have life to spare on the next 
    opponent. Try your best to throw your opponents into oblivion. 
                             INDIVIDUAL CHARCATER GUIDE
    These are my observations for the different characters while Iím playing as 
    Ayane. Iíll be included some strategies that Iíve seen that is most preferred 
    against a particular character. If you have some very helpful strategies, you 
    may tell me about it.
    These are just some brief descriptions of Tinaís Costumes. These are also 
    those that Iíve discovered and Iíll add more when I find some.
    #1: 2-piece Bikini with Black Leather Vest
        - acquired automatically
    #2: Leather Jacket, Red Shirt and Jeans
        - acquired automatically
    #3: Black Cat Costume
        - Finish Tina in Story Mode
    #4: Ripped Overalls
        - Finish Tina in Story Mode without continuing
    #5: Dead or Alive 1 Costume (Blue)
         - Use Tina 50 times
    #6: Tights and Tank Top
         - Use Tina 100 times
    $7: Very Revealing, Body Hugging Swimsuit w/ Pantyhose
         - Use Tina 200 times
                         FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    1. Where can I find this FAQ?
       This FAQ will be updated and posted mainly at http://WWW.GAMEFAQS.COM and 
    at vgstrategies.about.com/gamewinners.com. Both sites are the 2 BEST FAQ 
    sites Iíve ever seen. Their webmasters are really very responsible and are 
    dedicated to their web site.
    2. How often do you update the FAQ?
    Iíll continue to update this guide until it becomes complete in time. If 
    there are MAJOR corrections, this guide will be updated.
    3. How many costumes does Tina have in this game?
    So far, there are 7 revealed costumes for Tina.
    4. Is Bass, Tinaís father?
                                 GAMEPLAY TIPS
    1. Try to master the Hold Button. Countering an opponent is always a key to 
    winning the battle. Remember that Holding off opponentís moves can be done in 
    High, Mid, or Lower sections.
    2. Master also the throws. These give off a very big amount of damage to the 
    3. If a punch or a kick of an enemy canít reach you, try to counter it with a 
    punch or kick of your own. 
    4. Master Tinaís uf+K and uf+P. These 2 are very good combo openers and 
    mastering them will give you an advantage.
    - Thanks to Tecmo for bringing yet another visually stunning game with 
    excellent gameplay for the best gaming console (PS2)! The girls are very 
    cute! Even cuter than the first one.
    - Thanks to the readers of this FAQ. This wonít be called such without anyone 
    using it. Thanks very much!
    - Thanks to my Sis for waiting patiently for me while Iím typing and playing 
    the PS2.  
    - And last but absolutely not the least, thanks to GameFAQs where you can 
    view and download this FAQ. CjayC deserves all the credits given to him. 
                             Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore(tm)
                       is a registered trademark of Tecmo (tm)
                   Playstation 2, Playstation and its accessories
            are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, inc.
                               The Tina Character Guide
                              (c)Copyright November 2001
                                     "A"  Tadeo