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    Version: 2.0 | Updated: 02/27/02 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
      This FAQ is Copyright 2002 by Phan Nguyen Khanh Dan "Mysticcat"
    
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          /~~~~~~~  G A M E  I N T R O D U C T I O N  ~~~~~~~~~~\
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          |      GAME NAME : DEAD OR ALIVE 2 HARDCORE           |
          |      GENRE : FIGHTING GAME                          |
          |      PLATFORM : SONY PLAYSTATION 2                  |
          |      DEVELOPER : TEAM NINJA                         |
          |      PUBLISHER : TECMO                              |
          |      RELEASED : OCTOBER 2000                        |
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          /~~~~~~~~~~~  F A Q  P R O P E R T Y ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\
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          |  GUIDE NAME : EIN FAQ/Move List                     |
          |  GUIDE AUTHOR : Phan Nguyen Khanh Dan "Mysticcat"   |
          |  CONTACT : kthoa@hcm.vnn.vn                         |
          |  VERSION : 2.0                                      |
          |  DATE : February 27th                               |
          |                                                     |
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      1. Introduction
      2. Disclaimer/Legal Stuff
      3. Updates
      4. Basic Terms
      5. Ein's Background
      6. Ein's Move List
      7. Ein's Story Modes
      8. Battle Strategies :
          A. General Modes
        - Ayane
        - Bass Armstrong
        - Bayman
        - Gen Fu
        - Helena Douglas
        - Jann Lee
        - Kasumi
        - Lei-Fang
        - Leon
        - Ryu Hayabusa
        - Tengu
        - Tina Armstrong
        - Zack
          B. Survival Mode
      9. Ein's Tag Team Mode
     10. Ein's additional stuffs
           - Costumes
           - Victory claims
           - Ein's Ending (SPOILERS)
     11. Other Stuffs
     12. Contact Info & Credits
    
    
    
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      1.  I N T R O D U C T I O N
    
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      Hi everybody !
    
      After having tried to make a guide for such fighting game like Evil
    Zone, I have realized that to make guide for this genre is not very
    hard. And I think those who play fighting games all can make a guide for
    it. But Dead or Alive 2 is not like Evil Zone : Evil Zone is a fighting
    game which is very simple that all characters have the same styles and
    combinations. Only one FAQ is enough. But Dead or Alive 2 is traditional
    fighting game where each character acts with their own style and skill.
    Combinations of each one are completely different too. That's the reason
    why this game needs guides for definite characters. A FAQ for all will
    be confusing and unnecessary.
    
      About me, I guess I should continue and open my ability to try again
    with Dead or Alive 2 : Hardcore, the tough guy Ein - Hayate, a major
    character of Dead or Alive series. He is not my best favourite, but one
    of those. He a bit sucks to play, but if you get used to him, it will
    not be very hard.
    
      There's no more to say. Let's go.
    
    
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      2.  D I S C L A I M E R  /  L E G A L  S T U F F
    
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      I put this part in the first after Introduction for that people can
    see and read it easily. I have done this with all of my previous FAQs.
    
      This guide is Copyright and owned by the author Phan Nguyen Khanh Dan
    "Mysticcat". As a guide posted on Websites, you may easily download it
    from the click name, use it on your sites, or sell, publish it in many
    ways. As the author of this guide, I just have some Disclaimer if you
    want to do anything with my property :
    
    - This guide can't be copied, altered or anything like that without
    having the author's permission. If you want to use it, just email me at
    kthoa@hcm.vnn.vn and wait for my answer. I'm not a very mean guy, and
    I'm willing to let you use it if you can obey this rule.
    
    - Furthermore, this guide ABSOLUTELY CANNOT be sold, be repbulished as
    your guide, gift, magazine and so on. The author has made this guide for
    NON-PROFIT only, and so do you.
    
      Available sites :
    
     Http://www.gamefaqs.com
     Http://www.neoseeker.com
    
      *Notes*
      Anybody who has used this guide with permission, please frequently
    check the latest versions at www.gamefaqs.com.
    
      Thank you for reading this. I really do not want to rude. But I myself
    have ever had my guide plagiarized at least once. And I don't want it to
    happen again.
    
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      3.  U P D A T E S
    
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    - Version 1.0 (February 27th 2002)
      FAQ began.
    
    - Version 1.5 (March 1st 2002)
      Added Ein's Survival Mode guide.
      I have forgotten Survival Mode - a major part of this game and also a
    popular mode of players. This mode is pretty important and hard, so it
    really needs a strategy.
    
    - Version 2.0 (March 1st 2002, night)
      Added strategies for Tag Team Mode.
      Added My Rating about this game.
      Tag Team is a very exciting mode for most players. So I think I should
    write strategies for it, especially when playing in Normal or Hard Mode.
      I want to show my own opinion about the whole game, so I also add "My
    Ratings about this game", to share with you what I think about it.
    
    - Version Final (March 2nd 2002)
      Added Tengu's profile.
      Added Location List in Basic Terms
      Repair mistakes.
    
    
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       4.   B A S I C  T E R M S
    
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      CONTROLS   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      UP          | Jump
      DOWN        | Crouch
      LEFT        | Move left
      RIGHT       | Move right
      TRIANGLE    | Punch (sumbolized P)
      CIRCLE      | Kick (symbolized K)
      SQUARE      | Free/Defend/Hold(symbolized F)
      CROSS       | Throw (symbolized F+P)
      L1          | Fatal kick
      L2          | Fatal Punch
      R1/R2       | Call partner in Tag Team (symbolized F+P+K)
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       MODES     \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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     STORY MODE    | Play throughout characters' stories in the Dead or
                   | Alive 2 tournament.
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     TIME ATTACK   | Play throughout random battles, get result of average
                   | time to beat a stage.
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     TAG TEAM      | Select a pair of characters, play throughout other
                   | given pairs.
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     TEAM BATTLE   | Choose 3 or 5 characters in group, then versus the same
                   | number of CPU characters.
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     VS MODE       | Versus the second player. Two control pads are required
                   | for this mode.
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     SPARRING      | Free Practice Mode. Players can choose stages and
                   | practice freely with a selected opponent.
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     SURVIVAL MODE | Choose a life character and get through all the other
                   | given opponents, get items for collection and unlock
                   | secrets.
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     UPS           | Create your own file to contain your own records.
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     BATTLE RECORD | Record a battle.
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      LOCATION LIST   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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     The Wind Storm     | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : 1 (underground icicle cave)
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Death Valley   | Trap : Electrified Wall
                        | Floors : 1 (below yard)
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Danger Zone 1  | Trap : Wall
                        |        Electrified Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Great Opera    | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : Infinite
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Demon's Church | Trap : Wall
                        |        Glass Windows
                        | Floors : 1 (Courtyard)
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Aerial Garden  | Trap : Wall
                        |        Fence
                        | Floors : Infinite
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Miyama         | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Spiral         | Trap : Neon sign
                        | Floors : Infinite
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Dragon Hills   | Trap : Wall
                        |        Windows
                        |        Balcony
                        | Floors : 4
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Bio Lab        | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Crimson        | Trap : Wall
                        |        Balcony
                        | Floors : 1
                        | Battle : Single
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     The Koku An        | Trap : Wall
                        |        Doors
                        | Floors : 1
                        | Battle : Single
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      The Praire        | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Battle : Single
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      The Burai Zenin   | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : 1
                        | Battle : Single
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      The L'S Castle    | Trap : Pillars
                        | Floors : None
                        | Battle : Single
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      The D Octagon     | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Tag Battle
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      The Pancratium    | Trap : Wall
                        |        Electrified Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Tag Battle
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      The Danger Zone 2 | Trap : Wall
                        |        Electrified Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Tag Battle
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      The Iron Hell     | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Tag Battle
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      The Blanca        | Trap : Wall
                        | Floors : None
                        | Tag battle
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     * WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STAGES FOR SINGLE AND TAG BATTLES ?
     - Stages for Single Battles can be various, whatever traps and floors
     don't matter.
     - Stages for Tag Battle don't have floors. Its design must be done
     somehow that the fighter can stand at a position and dash in to help
     the partner. All stages for Tag Battle have upper edges for the going-
     out fighter to wait for turns.
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      5.  E I N ' S  B A C K G R O U N D
    
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      I have decided to make this guide for the guy called Ein only in DOA2
    Hardcore. Let's begin with his background.
    
      NAME : Ein
      NATIONALITY : Unidentified
      MARTIAL ART : Karate
      AGE : 23
      HEIGHT : 5'11'' (181cm)
      WEIGHT : 165 pounds
      NUMBERS : B43'' W33'' H39''
      OCCUPATION : Karate Instructor
      BACKGROUND : He was left to die in the esoteric Black Forest of
    Germany. Even though he suffered amnesia, his deep desire to fight
    stayed intact with his beaten body. He mastered Karate in a very short
    period. He hopes to find answers to his life time search of self-
    discovery through participation in the "Dead or Alive World Combat
    Championship".
    
      *SPOILER* THE TRUTH ABOUT EIN
      Ein's real name is Hayate, aka Kasumi's lost brother. He has been lost
    in the hunting in the Black Forest, leaving his sister. Kasumi has tried
    to find him. But nothing about him had been found since then. Hayate
    himself is a shinobi whose original martial art is also Ninjutsu, like
    Kasumi, Ryu Hayabusa or Ayane. In DOA3, he seems to return to himself.
    
    
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      6.  E I N ' S  M O V E L I S T
    
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      *WHAT IS KARATE ?*
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      Ein's martial art is Karate, which the fighters blow more than
    throwing. According to my friends who are learning Karate, it's a heavy
    blowing martial art that require much of fighters' practice and
    strength. Of course, you must regularly practise to have strength :
    Practise with your kick, punch and combos. But because it's a heavy
    blowing martial art, girls rarely like this technique.
    
      (Hehehe... it's not true in game world. In DOA3, you'll have the
    Germanian girl Hitomi who is a fighter of Karate. And if you have read
    book series Detective Conan, you'll see Ran Mori is also a great Karate
    girl.)
    
    
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                                EIN'S MOVE LIST
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      + According to Dead or Alive 2 command list.
    
     *NOTES*
      - These below hits' damage are written according to the basic damage
    in regular state. In Counter or Hi Counter hit, these damages can be
    changed a few or higher.
      - The Right, Left directions below are ONLY correct when Ein is
    standing on the left side. When he is moved to the opposite or any other
    sides, you yourself understand that Right means FORWARD and Left means
    BACKWARD. Remember this.
      - In "Ein's Throws" section, DEFEND+PUNCH means THROW button.
      - In Tag Team Attacks and Misc. Moves, DEFEND+PUNCH+KICK means R2 or
    L2 button.
    
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    |               E I N ' S  B A S I C  M O V E S                        |
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    |    NAME     |    B U T T O N S    |     D E S C R I P T I O N S      |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | N/A         | Right               | - Step forward                   |
    | N/A         | Left                | - Step backward                  |
    | N/A         | Right,Right         | - Dash forward                   |
    | N/A         | Left,Left           | - Dash backward                  |
    | N/A         | Up                  | - Jump                           |
    | N/A         | Up+Right            | - Jump forward                   |
    | N/A         | Up+Left             | - Jump backward                  |
    | N/A         | Down                | - Crouch                         |
    | N/A         | Defend+Up           | - Move up around                 |
    | N/A         | Defend+Down         | - Move down around               |
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    | Of course, before getting in real battles, you must know how to move |
    | your character and put him under control. Well, these are the most   |
    | basic moves you should know. The defend moves are very important to  |
    | find out about your enemy before deciding to cast your attack. So    |
    | practice it smoothly.                                                |
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    |                   E I N ' S  B A S I C  H I T S                      |
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    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
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    | Jump Punch  | Up,Punch                               |      15       |
    | Mid Punch   | Punch                                  |      10       |
    | Low Punch   | Down,Punch                             |       5       |
    | Jump Kick   | Up,Kick                                |      30       |
    | Mid Kick    | Kick                                   |      30       |
    | Low Kick    | Down,Kick                              |      10       |
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    | These are the most basic hits of Ein, or of all characters. You MUST |
    | know how to act them, then this basic will give birth to complicated |
    | combos, which are the real weapons for you to defeat enemies.        |
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    |                      E I N ' S  A T T A C K S                        |
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    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
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    | Tsubauchi   | Right,Punch                            |      24       |
    | Azuma       | Right,Left,Punch                       |      63       |
    | Moroto      | Right,Punch+Kick                       |      40       |
    | Fujin       | Down,Down-Right,Right,Punch            |      67       |
    | Kaida       | Up,Punch                               |      20       |
    | Hyosai      | Up-Left,Punch                          |      57       |
    | Burai       | Up-Right,Punch,Kick                    |      40       |
    | Renpujin    | Punch,Punch,Punch                      |      25       |
    | Renken      | Punch,Punch,Right,Punch,Punch          |      54       |
    | Musho       | Punch,Punch,Right,Punch,Kick           |      61       |
    | Kakuho      | Punch,Punch,Right,Punch,Down,Kick      |      58       |
    | Tsukigeri   | Punch,Punch,Kick,Kick                  |      48       |
    | Suzaku      | Punch,Punch,Down(short),Kick,Kick      |      54       |
    | Ryubi       | Punch,Punch,Down(long),Kick,Kick       |      62       |
    | Tsukiren    | Punch,Kick,Kick                        |      38       |
    | Kengyu      | Right,Right,Punch,Punch                |      32       |
    | K.Yokogeri  | Right,Right,Punch,Kick                 |      41       |
    | K.Suimen    | Right,Right,Punch,Down,Kick            |      38       |
    | Tengai      | Left,Punch,Down,Kick,Punch             |      47       |
    | Shien       | Left,Punch,Punch,Punch                 |      50       |
    | Fumon       | Left,Punch,Punch,Down,Kick             |      55       |
    | Mawhashi    | Kick,Kick                              |      43       |
    | Nobori      | Kick                                   |      30       |
    | Mae         | Left,Kick                              |      28       |
    | Zensei      | Right,Right,Kick,Kick,Kick             |      47       |
    | Tenso       | Down-Right,Down-Right,Kick             |      30       |
    | Kakato      | Up,Kick                                |      27       |
    | Fuun        | Left,Right,Kick                        |      38       |
    | Shiku       | Down,Down-Right,Right,Kick             |      42       |
    | Hanageri    | Defend+Kick,Kick                       |      60       |
    | Suimen      | Defend+Kick,Down,Kick                  |      55       |
    | Korin       | Left,Defend+Kick                       |      30       |
    | Gyosho      | Punch+Kich * Right,Punch               |      54       |
    | Kishi       | Right,Kick,Kick                        |      40       |
    | Ressei      | Right,Kick,Kick,Kick                   |      49       |
    | Tenro       | Right,Kick,Kick,Right,Kick             |      64       |
    | Ginro       | Down-Left,Kick,Kick                    |      39       |
    | Jinmon      | Down-Left,Kick,Punch                   |      32       |
    | Raigyu      | Down-Left,Kick,Right,Punch,Punch       |      44       |
    | Tenrai      | Down-Left,Kick,Right,Punch,Kick        |      53       |
    | Kairai      | Down-Left,Kick,Right,Punch,Down,Kick   |      50       |
    | Hyoubi      | Down,Kick,Kick                         |      24       |
    | Shorin      | Up-Right,Kick,Kick                     |      34       |
    | Kofu        | Right,Defend+Kick                      |      37       |
    | Maizuru     | Up-Left,Kick                           |      36       |
    | Tenrin      | Down-Right,Kick,Kick,Kick              |      42       |
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    | These are the combos born from the basic attacks. They are made from |
    | many single hits and cause big damage on the opponent. Beside, you   |
    | must know how to combine with directional buttons, which can give    |
    | birth to other different combos. Some of these skills are very useful|
    | in battle. You can use them to make the opponent lose more HP, stop  |
    | their sequence or even stun them to make chances. They might be the  |
    | most attacks you can easily use to fight. So practice them as much as|
    | you can. Got it ?                                                    |
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    |                 E I N ' S  T H R O W S  (IN FRONT)                   |
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    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
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    | Jugetsu     | Defend+Punch                           |      40       |
    | Ryukotsu    | Left,Defend+Punch                      |      47       |
    | Kaei        | Down-Right,Down-Right,Defend+Punch     |      65       |
    | Futo        | Right,Defend+Punch                     |      48       |
    | Guren       | Down,Down-Left,Left,Defend+Punch       |      60       |
    | Reigetsu    | Down,Defend+Punch (Low Throw)          |      55       |
    | Mozu        | Down-Left,Defend+Punch (Low Throw)     |      60       |
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    |  These are also a type of major hits that can't be missed when       |
    |  fighting : Throws. Throwing means capturing or blocking : You catch |
    |  the opponent in your control, then cause damage on them. Throwing   |
    |  damage is indefinite, depending on your hits and how long you can   |
    |  block the opponent. Throw combos can make big damage: Your opponent |
    |  is still captured and you can continue damage them, until the throw |
    |  really comes to end. But it's a disadvantage that Ein doesn't have  |
    |  any combo throws.                                                   |
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    |                  E I N ' S  T H R O W S (BACK)                       |
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    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
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    | Socho       | Defend+Punch                           |      55       |
    | Seiyo       | Left,Defend+Punch                      |      60       |
    | Kakusu      | Down,Defend+Punch (Low Throw)          |      62       |
    | Suirin      | Down-Left,Defend+Punch (Low Throw)     |      65       |
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    | Just like front throw, but here you catch from the back of the       |
    | opponent. These throws can be made suddenly and cause Hi Counter when|
    | the opponent hasn't realized his/her situation. It's not completely  |
    | useless. Use them to make big damage when you can.                   |
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    |               E I N ' S  T H R O W S (NEXT TO WALL)                  |
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    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | Genkotsu    | Left,Defend+Punch                      |      57       |
    | Kaei        | Down-Left,Down-Left,Defend+Punch       |      75       |
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    | Walls are related to the stage where you are fighting. DOA2 allows   |
    | the fighters to use those outside conditions to attack the opponents.|
    | When you can corner your opponent to walls, the damage you cause and |
    | the collision caused by the walls will make a great hit. Add this to |
    | your strategy in emergency cases. The wall damage sometimes can dial |
    | a fight, especially the Danger Wall of Danger Zone.                  |
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    |                      E I N ' S  H O L D S                            |
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    |    NAME     |            B U T T O N S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | Namioi      | Up-Left,Defend (against high punch)    |      75       |
    | Fenga       | Up-Left,Defend (against high kick)     |      75       |
    | Otoshiami   | Left,Defend (against Mid Punch)        |      74       |
    | Metsumon    | Left,Defend (against Mid Kick)         |      75       |
    | Ruter       | Down-Left,Defend (against low punch)   |      74       |
    | Kobo        | Down-Left,Defend(against low kick)     |      75       |
    | Suibo       | Left,Defend (against jump punch)       |      75       |
    |   N/A       | Left,Defend (against jump kick)        |     None      |
    |             |             (Ein dodges this attack)   |               |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | This is a combination between defense and offense. You protect       |
    | yourself from being hit, damaging the opponent at the same time. This|
    | defense is very useful, but hard to do. You must be correct to read  |
    | the opponent's attacks and then hold him/her in time at the right    |
    | direction. The damage caused by holding is often very big, as they   |
    | are sudden.                                                          |
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    |               E I N ' S  D O W N   A T T A C K S                     |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | Akki        | Up,Punch+Kick                          |      32       |
    | Kaho        | Down,Punch                             |       5       |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | These are just some mischellaneous attacks.                          |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    
    
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    |               E I N ' S  M I S C.  M O V E S                         |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | "Come on"   | Left,Right,Left,Defend+Punch+Kick      |     None      |
    | "Easy"      | Down,Down,Defend+Punch+Kick            |     None      |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | Ein will perform a little comedy when fighting. But it's better for  |
    | you not to use them, except in Sparring Mode, or then you'll get a   |
    | tragedy caused by the opponent.                                      |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    
    
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    |               E I N ' S  T A G  T E A M  A T T A C K S               |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    |    NAME     |              C O M B O S               | TOTAL DAMAGE  |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | Kagura      | Right,Right,Defend+Punch+Kick          |      70       |
    | Kaei        | Down-Left,Down-Left,Defend+Punch       |      70       |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    | Ein will fight with a partner. His Kaei can be used with any partner.|
    | But Kagura is his main tag team attack. This attack determines if    |
    | Ein is compatible with his partner. Not only, all other characters   |
    | have a main tag team attack to determine their comtibilities with    |
    | other fighters.                                                      |
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    
      *SUBORDINATE DAMAGE*
      Wall : 10
      Electricity (Danger Zone) : 15-20
      Dropping : 20
    
    
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      7.  E I N ' S  S T O R Y  M O D E S
    
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      S T O R Y  M O D E S    \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      You DOA2 long-time players all know in each character's Story Mode,
    there'll be Absolute Characters and Random Characters.
    
      * Absolutes Characters are the enemies who relate to or have major
    roles on the one you chose. You always meet them every time you play
    Story Mode as Ein.
      * Random Characters are the others who appear to build up your
    challenges. You can face them or not randomly.
    
      Here I just want to notice you a few about Ein's Absolute characters :
    
      2ND STAGE : RYU HAYABUSA
      Ryu Hayabusa is a very close friend of Ein-Hayate. He promised Hayate
    to protect Kasumi, as her brother was supposed to be dead. At the
    beginning of battle, Ryu has nearly recognized Ein to be Hayate, but Ein
    didn't know Ryu and defeated him. After the battle, some strange memory
    suddenly returns to Ein's mind.
    
      4TH STAGE : HELENA DOUGLAS
      Hm... I really can't understand what Helena means. Maybe she knows
    about the incident that happened to Ein-Hayate. But now she just wants
    to FIGHT !!!
    
      5TH STAGE : AYANE
      Ayane is Kasumi's half sister. Ayane joins the tournament in order to
    defeat Kasumi, but in fact she admires Hayate who is currently Ein. Like
    Ryu Hayabusa, she recognizes Ein at first, but he couldn't. Maybe Ayane
    is also a small part in Ein's mind to help him get back himself.
    
      6TH STAGE : KASUMI
      Now it's time for family reunity. Kasumi has recognized Ein as her
    brother Hayate, but Ein still doubts. After the fight, it seems that all
    of Hayate's memory is got back, he holds Kasumi in his arms.
    
      7TH STAGE : TENGU
      Of course, your final boss and no need to say. You can't get out of
    tournament without beating up this chubby guy.
    
    
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     8.   B A T T L E  S T R A T E G I E S
    
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      These strategies include all modes and all difficulties of Ein. They
    can be used for Tag Team or Team Battle, when you are in single state.
    Remember, try to use the WALLS and ELECTRIFIED WALLS as your friends,
    and don't let them kill you.
    
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\
    | GENERAL STRATEGY   \
    |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
    |  Ein is better at hit sequences than throwing or holding. So then    |
    |  you should remember some of his strong skills to get in battles. I  |
    |  recommend you some useful but easy skills to execute like Renpujin, |
    |  Shien, Shorin and Tsukigeri. If you can bear harder skills, use     |
    |  Renken and the next ones which are similar to it.                   |
    |  Your enemies can be stunned when you inflict an unique strong hit   |
    |  or a sudden hit. About Ein, Tsubauchi can stun your enemy in a      |
    |  limited time.                                                       |
    |  Once your enemy is stunned, your next step is using a strong hit to |
    |  cause a Hi Counter. Sequences are always the best. But if you don't |
    |  remember any sequence, or you don't want to be Counter Holded by    |
    |  the enemy, so a single hit will be safer. For Ein, he has Azuma and |
    |  Fujin which are very strong single punches, mainly in Hi Counter    |
    |  state.                                                              |
    |  Those are what I want to tell you about using Ein. They are also my |
    |  own experience. In process, you can create some own ways for        |
    |  yourself which suit you. If you want to submit it to this guide,    |
    |  just email me at kthoa@hcm.vnn.vn. All of submission are appreciate.|
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    | P R O L O G U E   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
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    | Finally, the second tournament "Dead or Alive" has been held,        |
    | gathering the best fighters from all over the world. Each fighter    |
    | get in the tournament, has their own reason, related to several major|
    | events. Ein is one of them. He enters this fated tournament, in order|
    | to find out about himself, about his lost past. Some of his rivals   |
    | seem to relate to his memory. What will happen to him ?              |
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      A. GENERAL MODES
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      AYANE
    ~~~~~~~~~~
      Name : Ayane
      Nationality : Japanese
      Martial Art : Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu
      Age : 19
      Height : 5'4''
      Weight : 104 pounds
      Body measurements : B37'' W21'' H33"
      Occupation : Assassin
    
      She is the best character, but also the strongest rival of all - most
    terrible nightmare of all nightmares. She is extremely fast, loves to
    play the E.Fujin or some other similar skills, then finished with the
    Genmu. She deserves to be the name "Tengu Woman" as people call her. At
    first, keep the Defend button and always move around to dodgeand defend
    her hits. Then choose a chance to beat her, when she doesn't defend. But
    if you realize that she is in defend state while you are attacking, STOP
    beating ASAP, or you may get a Hi Counter Hold. As Ayane is a physically
    hitting character, you can trust into your holds to conquer her. Hold
    her once she beats you. The only problem is that to determine her
    direction. But if you try, you'll be able to do that. Change your attack
    directions continually is always a point, if you are a crazy attacker.
    
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      BASS ARMSTRONG
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      Name : Bass Armstrong
      Nationality : American
      Martial Art : Pro-Wrestling
      Age : 46
      Height : 6'5''
      Weight : 346 pounds
      Occupation : Pro-Wrestler
    
      This big guy doesn't have many combos, but his hits are pretty strong
    and hard to conquer. You don't have to worry much about him. But
    remember to hold when you can read his attacks. He's pretty slow, and as
    the agressive Ein, I think you can catch a chance to throw Bass anyway.
    A strong throw will be more effective. The most dangerous hit of Bass
    (or Tina) is the Combo Throws. They are long which cause an extremely
    big damage. Once you are blocked by him, remember to press the Throw
    button continually. Sometimes Ein can dash out of the throw, and you
    continue the battle til the end.
    
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      BAYMAN
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Name : Bayman
      Nationality : Russian
      Martial Art : Russian Martial Art
      Age : 31
      Height : 183cm
      Weight : 105kg
      Body measurements :
           Bust 119cm, Waist 91cm, Hips 94cm
      Occupation : Mercenary Soldier
    
      Honestly, I haven't faced him yet. But I think he is very similar to
    Leon, which strategy will be written above.
    
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      GEN FU
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Name : Gen Fu
      Nationality : Chinese
      Martial Art : Xinyi Liuhe Quan
      Age : 65
      Height : 5'7''
      Weight : 172 pounds
      Occupation : Bookshop Owner
    
      Wow, don't despise this short old man. Just because he is much shorter
    than you, so then sometimes your kicks and punches can't touch him. Use
    the low attacks like Hyoubi, or any of your favourite attacks, but
    change as much as you can. Gen Fu's attacks are as slow as Bass, and as
    my experience, I can hold his punch more easily with holding the others.
    
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      HELENA DOUGLAS
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      Name : Helena Douglas
      Nationality : French
      Martial Art : Pi Qua Quan
      Age : 21
      Height : 5'7''
      Weight : 108 pounds
      Body measurements : B35'' W22'' H34''
      Occupation : Opera Singer
    
      She is a nightmare for those who love to stand. She loves Bokuho
    position and then you can lose your position when attaking in mid
    height. But that's the greatest chance for HER to defeat you. Using
    regular attacks are not good at her, as she can sit (Bokuho) to avoid
    your hits. But also be careful with low attacks. Helena extremely loves
    holding and she is the queen of Hi Counter Hold. The only way for this
    suck Pi Qua Quan is getting rare chances. Helena can't always sit. When
    she stands up is a good chance. But also be careful with her Kansui or
    Hanba, which are hardly to hold. Helena often attacks in sudden, that's
    a disadvantage for you. Try to use as many as chances to beat and hold
    her.
    
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      JANN LEE
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      Name : Jann Lee
      Nationality : Chinese
      Martial Art : Jeet Kune Do
      Age : 20
      Height : 5'8''
      Weight : 165 pounds
      Body measurements : B39'' W31'' H36''
      Occupation : Bouncer
    
      Well, babe ! Ready for your excellent meal !
      Jann Lee is as terrible as Helena or more. If Helena is stable and
    continuous at her attacks, Jann Lee is very tough, fast. Although his
    attacks are executed in snatch, they are mostly perfect enough to shock
    you. Far or close distance are neither good for you. In this fight, try
    to get at least one chance to beat Jann Lee, by beating or holding. Then
    gradually corner him to a wall. Then finish him there. Of course, he can
    turn against the fight if you commit just one mistake. Once you are
    caused mad by Jann Lee, you nearly lose.
    
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      KASUMI
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      Name : Kasumi
      Nationality : Japanese
      Martial Art : Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu
      Age : 20
      Height : 5'2''
      Weight : 106 pounds
      Body measurements : B35'' W21'' H33''
      Occupation : Ninja
    
      Well, your sister now is the most dangerous character of your
    challenge. She is the combination of Ayane's fast speed and Ryu's long
    sequences. Her attacks are very smooth and great-damaged, especially Hi
    Counters. Her long legs are also one of her advantages. As Ein, your
    only way is to cast all of your best skills. Always be careful when she
    defends. Stop beating at that time and try to throw. But sometimes
    Kasumi is fast enough to touch you when you're just slower for a second.
    When being hit, defend ASAP and choose a moment to counter by holding.
    Kasumi's directions are pretty various and changeable, you should have
    some times practicing with her first before getting in real Modes, if
    you want to unlock secrets. My last words : Do your best and be careful.
    
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      LEI-FANG
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      Name : Lei-Fang
      Nationality : Chinese
      Martial Art : Tai Chi Quan
      Age : 19
      Height : 5'4''
      Weight : 110 pounds
      Body measurements : B34'' W22'' H34''
      Occupation : College Student
    
      Yes, his babe is slow, but graceful. Her grace is an advantage
    covering her slow speed. Lei-Fang is not strong, but a fatal character.
    She collects hit sequence that are hardly to hold or prevent by anyway.
    Like Helena, Lei-Fang loves holding and that is not good for you to kick
    and punch only. Just imitate her and defeat her by very her style. She
    can't always defend, at when she hits you may be good, if you get used
    to holding.
    
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      LEON
    ~~~~~~~~
      Name : Leon
      Nationality : Italian
      Martial Art : Russian Martial Art
      Age : 42
      Height : 6'4''
      Weight : 282 pounds
      Occupation : Mercenary Soldier
    
      Leon gets heavy physical hits that are confusing to read. You hardly
    guess his directions to hold, as he is very changeable and strong. And
    Leon can act greatly and well-balanced between attacks throws-holds.
    Yes, attack sequences just partly take you to the wrong way. If you can,
    just try to deceive him into wall or eletricity. This is pretty
    desperate for you, but that's the best way for you now. I have defeated
    him several times by this way when my HP is just a small point. Like
    Jann Lee, your little mistake may spoil everything.
    
    
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      RYU HAYABUSA
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      Name : Ryu Hayabusa
      Nationality : Japanese
      Martial Art : Hayabusa Ninjutsu
      Age : 23
      Height : 5'10''
      Weight : 154 pounds
      Body measurements : B41'' W33'' H36
      Occupation : Ninja/Curio Shop owner
    
      Let's get fight with your friend.
      Ryu's hits mostly don't cause huge damage. But his advantage is that
    he can execute long and continuous combos smoothly. Ryu's attacks mostly
    rely on the air and hard to hold. But Ryu himself is not a dangerous
    rival. He doesn't often hold, he attacks more than throwing or holding.
    So then it's not worried too much for you to play physical hits with
    him. Just perform your usual attacks, but of course, defend yourself as
    well. Ryu doesn't execute throwing and holding much, but that DOES NOT
    mean he never uses them, especially his flying Izuna can cause a great
    damage and there's no way to avoid once you are caught.
    
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      TENGU
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      Name : Tengu
      Nationality : Unidentified
      Martial Art : Tengu-do
      Age : 1500
      Height : 7'1''
      Weight : 500 pounds
      Occupation : Not known
    
      This is your final boss.
      If you have taken control of Tengu, you'll know that he has nothing
    special, except his unique style. But when Tengu is a CPU character, he
    becomes extremely annoying. Tengu loves throwing, especially holding
    very much. First, he moves around you for a while. Then he can play a
    sudden throw or some sequences. The biggest problem is that HE HOLDS
    VERY CORRECTLY. He can catch you rightly at your first hit without being
    hit. To defeat this tough boss, you should defend at first. Sometimes he
    must also raises himself. He often plays a somesault kick. If you are
    fast enough, kick him at that time. Your kick will stop his somesault,
    then play your next sequence. If not, just defend until he finishes the
    somesault kick. It's also a good choice for you to corner him to wall.
    But be careful with his throwing. You must be very fast when deciding to
    throw, because your little being slower can make you lose the moment,
    and then Tengu will be the thrower, not you. When you corner him to
    wall, just try to beat as usual until you wipe his HP. Of course he
    cannot let you do that easily. But the wall will be your supporter now.
    Kaei throw next to wall will be very useful now. If you can do it in Hi
    Counter, it may finish your battle up.
    
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      TINA ARMSTRONG
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      Name : Tina Armstrong
      Nationality : American
      Martial Art : Pro-Wrestling
      Age : 22
      Height : 5'9''
      Weight : 115 pounds
      Body measurements : B37'' W24'' H35''
      Occupation : Model/Pro-Wrestler
    
      Like father, like daughter ! Tina is also a Pro-Wrestler who is pretty
    similar to Bass. But she is much faster than Bass and she plays physical
    hits more than her father. Tina's throws are a lot dangerous which can
    wipe half your HP in Hi Counter. And she loves throwing and holding too.
    Once you are caught, press Throw button to avoid as soon as possible.
    Ein is a character of sequences, so Tina is not your rival. Just choose
    the moment when she is out of defense, and play next to next.
    
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      ZACK
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      Name : Zack
      Nationality : American
      Martial Art : Thai style Boxing
      Age : 25
      Height : 5'11''
      Weight : 172 pounds
      Occupation : DJ
    
      Zack is really a genius of Thai-boxing. His hits are greatly fast and
    fatal. But he is not hard to hold. Zack's hits often follow the same
    direction, so I think you can easily counter hold him anyway. But
    remember to keep a safe distance. Zack's sequences can make you go mad
    and lose your temper easily.
    
    
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      B.  EIN'S SURVIVAL MODE
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      Well, playing Ein in Survival Mode is a little suck. Ein is not good
    at throwing, so you mainly trust into his fists. The first five
    opponents might be so easy, and I think you can defeat them with all
    your favourite skills. But the next ones will be really your nightmares.
    They act like expert fighters in Normal Mode or Hard Mode. You can be
    easilt held without being told a word. So now fists are not enough. Get
    your defense to be your main supporter. Defend and move around until you
    feel really safe. Then cast your attacks when the opponent doesn't
    prompt to read you. When the opponents defend, stop beating and try to
    throw as soon as possible. Pay attention to their position if they
    crouch or stand. If you can, cast your most fatal attacks or throw at
    them. If you are beaten, try to hold immediately. Your hold might finish
    the battle quickly if you are in Danger Reach.
    
      Anyway, always remember NOT to let yourself become the victim of being
    hit by Danger Reach. It can wipe your HP very fast.
    
    
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      Tag Team is really new and interesting in DOA series. You fight with a
    partner to create greater sequences and double attacks. Ein is also a
    good teg member. To tell you clearly about this, I want to explain about
    this section. I divide into three types of Tag Teams :
    
      EIN'S COMPLETE TAG TEAM : Ein can use his Kagura with his partner and
    so can his partner with his/her main tag team attack
    (Forward,Forward,F+P+K).
    
      EIN'S HALF-COMPLETE TAG TEAM : Either Ein or his partner can use
    his/her main tag team attack.
    
      EIN'S NON-COMPLETE TAG TEAM : Neither of them can combine with each
    other, besides using "partners make attacks".
    
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       EIN <> AYANE          | Well, Ein-Hayate is the most beautiful idol
                             | in Ayane's heart. It's no doubt if they can
                             | understand each other.
                             | * EIN :
                             | - Ein and Ayane dash forward and hold the
                             | enemy, then both of them play a shocking kick
                             | to knock out the enemy.
                             | * AYANE :
                             | - Ayane dashes in, shooting the enemy to the
                             | air and Ein "flies" to kick him/her away.
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       EIN <> KASUMI         | Wow, brother and sister, of course, they
                             | could make a great couple, even they have
                             | stayed away from each other so long.
                             | * EIN :
                             | - Ein blocks the enemy's feet, then Kasumi
                             | dashes in and play "Oboro"... SPLASH !!!
                             | * KASUMI :
                             | - Kasumi jumps up and hold the enemy's
                             | shoulders. Then Ein slides his/her feet and
                             | engages the battle.
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      EIN <> RYU HAYABUSA    | Hehehe...close friends sometimes can be
                             | greater than anything else !
                             | * EIN :
                             | - Both Ein and Ryu comes to hold the enemt,
                             | give him/her a delicious "kich".
                             | * RYU HAYABUSA :
                             | - Nearly similar to what Ayane did. Ryu grabs
                             | the enemy's shoulder and throws him/her to
                             | air. Then Ein flies in to play the finishing
                             | touch.
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      EIN <> JANN LEE        | No relationship doesn't mean they are not
                             | compatible with each other in battle.
                             | * EIN :
                             | - Ein blocks the enemy. Then both Ein and
                             | Jann Lee come to surround the enemy, playing
                             | a jump kick that makes the enemy spin like
                             | crazy.
                             | * JANN LEE :
                             | - Both Jann and Ein grab enemy's arms and
                             | knock him/her down at the head.
                             | - (Down,Down-Left,Punch+Kick+Defend)
                             |   Similar to above, but the two Ein and Jann
                             | kick and "break" like "terrorists".
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     EIN'S HALF-COMPLETED TAG TEAMS  \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      EIN <> BASS ARMSTRONG | * EIN ONLY :
                            | - Bass comes to grab the opponent. Then Ein
                            | plays a sequence of punches on enemy's chest
                            | (like Kaei next to wall). Then Bass throws the
                            | enemy on the ground.
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      EIN <> LEI-FANG       | * LEI-FANG ONLY :
                            | - Lei-Fang kicks the enemy to the air. Just
                            | like doing with other partners, Ein dashes to
                            | and play a fatal kick to the dropping enemy.
                            | Poor that guy !!!
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      EIN'S NON-COMPLETE TAG TEAMS   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      EIN <> ZACK
      EIN <> LEON
      EIN <> BAYMAN
      EIN <> TENGU
      EIN <> GEN FU
      EIN <> HELENA
    
      About these non-complete teams, your ways to make double-hits are
    playing the second tag team attack or combine to punch sequence. Ein and
    Helena are pretty compatible at these continuous punches
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      TAG TEAM MODE STRATEGY    \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      Let me give the most frequent example : Ein <> Ayane. In this mode,
    you must fight five stages to get through this challenge. These are the
    strategies for them.
    
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      KASUMI <> RYU      | This is also a great couple. Kasumi has fast and
                         | graceful attacks, Ryu Hayabusa is wiping the
                         | battlefield with his air performances. I think
                         | that killing Hayabusa is pretty easier than with
                         | Kasumi. But anyway, you must defeat all of them.
                         | Combine the single strategies of Kasumi and Ryu.
                         | It's better for you to kill one of them before
                         | they can execute tag team attack. You'll be taken
                         | a mess of punches if you let both of them alive
                         | for a while.
                         | Have Ein attack first, then use Ayane when
                         | necessary. When you call your partner, try to do
                         | the tag team attack that you can summon your
                         | partner and damage the enemy at the same time.
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      TINA <> BASS       | This is a terrible family couple. Tina and Bass
                         | are extremely compatible with each other, that
                         | they can knock you out with their fatal Pro-
                         | Wrestling throws. Just like the first pair, you
                         | kill one of them ASAP if you can. Ein is good at
                         | punches and kicks, so use them quickly to stop
                         | either Tina or Bass to summon their partner. Then
                         | continue your next favourite hits. Just use Ayane
                         | when necessary. Like Ein, Ayane is VERY good at
                         | her martial art and you can trust her fatal skill
                         | to defeat this couple.
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      GEN FU <> HELENA   | A "Bokuho" couple. I think it's better to kill
                         | Gen Fu first. Because Helena is a tough madam,
                         | Gen Fu will be your annoyer with her. Gen Fu is
                         | pretty short but skilful. It's hard for you to
                         | reach him, but try to use low attacks with him
                         | hold as much as you can. Then defeat Helena
                         | later. Try to save Ayane until Ein is out.
                         | Ayane's fast speed is the opposite of Helena's
                         | balance. The E.Fujin and the finishing Genmu can
                         | be useful now.
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    LEI-FANG <> JANN LEE | This is really a deadly couple. Lei is very
                         | skilful with her Tai Chi Quan, and Jann is very
                         | tough at his dragon skills and pride.I don't know
                         | which one need be knocked first. But if you can,
                         | defeat Lei-Fang first of all. Her graceful hits
                         | will annoy you like crazy, but at least she is
                         | easier to beat then Jann Lee. Use the single
                         | strategy with her, then come to Jann Lee. As
                         | usual, save Ayane til the end of battle. Ein is
                         | pretty suitable with Lei-Fang, and Ayane can be
                         | used against Jann Lee.
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       LEON <> ZACK      | Wow, don't despise these ugly couple. Zack is
                         | extremely fast and cunning, Leon is well-balanced
                         | between holding, throwing and attacking. Once you
                         | cast your favourite attack, I assure that either
                         | opponent will hold you heavily, especially Leon.
                         | And Zack, he can prevent you with his quick
                         | attacks. Maybe Zack is more needed. Ein is not
                         | very good at them, so throwing or holding is
                         | your best choice now. Try to cause as much as
                         | damage you can, until Ein is out. Then try to
                         | control Ayane to handle the rest. Ayane's fast
                         | and fatal skills may be better than Ein's hits. I
                         | confirm this is a hard battle, you must be very
                         | careful.
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      10.  E I N 'S  A D D I T I O N A L  S T U F F S
    
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      EIN'S COSTUMES   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~CONDITION 1~~~~~~~|~~~~~~CONDITION 2~~~~~~~~~
     Costume 1 :      |                          |
     Black coat, net  | - Standard               | - Standard
     T-shirt.         |                          |
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     Costume 2 :      |                          |
     Blue vest and    | - Standard               | - Standard
     trousers, white  |                          |
     T-shirt.         |                          |
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     Costume 3 :      |                          |
     No shirt, red    | - Complete Story Mode    | - Complete Story Mode
     trousers with    | once.                    | once.
     chain cuffs.     |                          |
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     Costume 4 :      |                          |
     White shirt,black| - Complete Story Mode in | - Complete Story Mode
     trousers with    | Normal without continue  | five times.
     necklace.        |                          |
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     Costume 5 :      | *JP version :            | *JP version :
     Karate uniform   | - Survival Mode, Normal, | - Choose Ein 20 times.
                      |  get 1,000,000 scores.   |
                      | *NA version :            | *NA version :
                      | - Get "Scroll" item in   | - Choose Ein 50 times.
                      | Survival Mode.           |
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     Costume 6        |                          |
    (JP only)         | - Get "Scroll" item in   | - Choose Ein 50 times.
     Black coat and   | Survival Mode.           |
     violet T-shirt.  |                          |
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      Ordinary victory          | - "Good vibration !"
                                | - "This feeling... it's coming back."
                                | - "Victory excites me."
                                | - "Oh, my head..." (fighting Hayabusa in
                                | Story Mode only).
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      Great Victory             | - "This is it !"
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      Greatest Victory          | - "Where... am... I going..."
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      EIN'S ENDING     \
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      WARNING : THIS PART CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILER
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      Ein has got back his memory after defeating Kasumi - his younger
    sister. Then he must end up this tournament by defeating Tengu.
      After all that, he has claimed himself again : "Now I understand..."
      Ein-Hayte has got back his memory, along with his Ninjutsu skills of
    being a Ninja like Kasumi :
     - I am Hayate... Shinobi of the wind, I am a free soul !"
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      11.   O T H E R  S T U F F S
    
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      MY REVIEWS ABOUT FAVOURITE CHARACTERS   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      As I said above, Ein is not my best favourite, but he is one of those.
    Beside Ein, there are some major characters I need to say my own
    opinions about. After that, you may partlt understand how I criticize a
    character.
    
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     1. Kasumi is my best favourite - most using character. Her skills are
    Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu. She is fast and graceful. Kasumi can execute
    smooth and beautiful sequences which cause big damage on any opponents.
    She is easy to control, and her attacks are terrific. Besides, Kasumi
    herself is honest and gentle. She is sefless with the enemies and she
    rarely seems to be arrogant about his great skills and fame. Kasumi is a
    perfect character of all.
    
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     2. Ayane is my most using character, NOT my favourite. Yes, she
    deserves to be the "Woman Tengu" as people call her, to imply her fatal
    and deadly attacks. But Ayane is not the most perfect. She seems like a
    villain more than a real heroine. I feel she is more terrible than even
    Tengu. Just because the jealous thought of her half sister Kasumi's
    fame, Ayane pursues her and then treats her in ruthlessness. If there's
    no answer about the reason why Ayane wanted to kill Helena, I'll
    consider Ayane to be my most hated character. The death of Helena's
    mother is also a reason taking Helena to evil. Cruel Ayane !!!
    
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     3. The third place is for two men : Ein-Hayate and Ryu Hayabusa. These
    two men are very close friends. I feel that both of them have good sense
    and concern to each other. Ryu Hayabusa has tried to protect Hayate's
    sister when he had gone. And Ein-Hayate, he tries all his effort to get
    back himself as soon as possible. At this time, maybe I can't understand
    much about Ein. But Ryu is a nice guy, so I think he should have a nice
    fellow. In battle, Hayabusa is remarkable at his air hits, and Ein-
    Hayate is tough at his heavy Karate touches. But maybe he would be more
    skilful with his original Ninjutsu in DOA3. I hope to play that game,
    that I can find out more about my favourite characters.
    
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      MY RATING ABOUT THIS GAME   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      ADVANTAGES     | - Great graphic and beautiful colours.
                     | - Well-designed stages and locations. Stages are
                     | created with many floors that can be moved in the
                     | process of battles.
                     | - Character designs are creative and stylish with
                     | good drawing.
                     | - Battle systems are various and terrific. Combos and
                     | skills are different and awesome at each character.
                     | - There is variety of modes which are useful for
                     | players to enjoy the game with all excitement.
                     | - Gameplay is very high. There are a lot of secrets
                     |  hidden in the game.
                     | - Difficulties are appreciate for all players. Not so
                     | easy but no so hard.
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     DISADVANTAGES   | - Some of female characters' costumes are too sexy,
                     | when the rating is for teenagers. The author should
                     | restrict this, except they make the game for mature
                     | class.
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     OVERALL SCORE   | - 10/10 - DOA2 Hardcore deserves to get iys best
                     | score. At least its high quality may partly cover the
                     | disadvantage.
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      OTHER VERSIONS OF DOA2  \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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     Dead or Alive 2 Limited Edition  | Platform : Sega Dreamcast
                                      | Version : Japan
                                      | Released : 2000
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     Dead or Alive 2                  | Platform : Sony Plsystation 2
                                      | Version : Japan
                                      | Released : 2000
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     Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore         | Platform : Sony Playstation 2
                                      | Version : Japan
                                      | Released : 2000
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     Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore         | Platform : Sony Playstation 2
                                      | Version : North America
                                      | Released : 2000
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     Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore         | Platform : Sony Playstation 2
                                      | Version : Europe
                                      | Released : 2000
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      CONTACT INFO    \
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      If you have anything needed to talk to me, just email me at
    kthoa@hcm.vnn.vn.
    
      Things you can do :
    - Send emails to question about the game that are not answered clearly
    in the FAQ.
    - Chat with me politely.
    - Need help on playing game.
    
      Things you MUSTN'T do :
    - Send flaming, hate emails, or advertisements.
    - Talk about stupid topics. I hate those.
    
      I thank you very much if you can do those rules. Please sympathize me
    if I have made you unpleasant.
    
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      CREDITS / SPECIAL THANKS   \~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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      I'd like to send my thanks to those who help me to make this guide :
    
     + Team Ninja and Tecmo - for having created and published this great
    fighting series.
    
     + This game DOA2 Hardcore - for giving me happy gaming times.
    
     + GameFAQs - for info about game's released date and other versions.
    
     + Http://doa.tenkoku.com - for some more info about secret costumes.
    
     + All the FAQ writers of DOA2 Hardcore - for letting me know the base
    how to make a Character FAQ for such complex fighting game like this
    one. Your help is not small.
    
     + Nguyen Tran Trung (Hardy Cat) - my close neighbour, for teaching me
    the true meaning of holding and defense in battle. He has helped me to
    complete Story Mode without continueing. He is a great fighting game
    player.
    
     + Hoang Ha Phuong - my close classmate. DOA2 Hardcore is the first
    fighting game she plays. Her creation and nature to play the game has
    helped me a lot to find strategies for each opponents.
    
     + Jeff "CJC" Veasay - the owner of GameFAQs - for posting this FAQ and
    creating a terrific gaming site on Internet.
    
     + All the other Website owners who post my FAQs with my permission -
    you have done my rule and helped me to give out my guide to readers.
    
     + All the GameFAQs message board members - for answering my questions
    about the game. They are so nice.
    
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      Well, this is the end of my FAQ.
    
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