Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Versus FAQ Version 1.01 Contents 1. Disclaimer 2. Intro 3. Basic Concepts 4. Duelists 5. Stages 6. Contact Info 7. Credits 8.Q & A Disclaimer I, York Robilliard (a.k.a Bulgeta ssj5) created and own this FAQ and it is not to be distributed, hosted, printed or sold for money without my consent. You may however print this document for private use. INTRO YES!!!! Episode III is finally released! After watching Episode III and loving it, (enough to see it three times) I decided to purchase the game. Although painfully short the game does feature a number of bonus modes, one of these being versus mode, here I will teach you the secrets of this great feature. By the way if you want to find something specific (such as Darth Vader) just press ctrl+f and type what you seek and press enter. BASIC CONCEPTS Okay here are some basic things which you WILL need to learn to become not only a decent duelist but an effective one too. If only this game was online.... 1. Learn to use block effectively, I cannot say that enough, very important. 2. MASTER THE ART OF SABER SHUNT!!!! This is the most important thing overall, this move breaks combos and leaves the opponent open. Saber Trap Shunt is not as good as Saber Shunt, as it repels the attack, whereas saber shunt repels the attack and leaves your opponent open. 3. Master your chosen characters special moves, knowing when to use these powers is crucial as some can pay off, big- time. 4. Learn to use the combat skills obtained in leveling up in the main game with Anakin and Obi-Wan so as to defeat your opponent swiftly. 5. Some Force powers (lightning, saber throw, stun) leave your opponent open for a very small amount of time. If you are close to them and block you will have time to attack. 6. Remember, you are vulnerable whilst strafing, do not strafe when you are sure you will dodge out of the way. Make use of the strafe attack (done by pressing square during strafe), this will end combos and attack the enemy with blinding speed. DUELISTS One of the essential parts of this mode, the characters listed here are among the most well-known Star Wars characters, however you might find some new ones. Anakin Skywalker Jedi Knight Alternate Costume: Darth Vader pre-suit, this costume is Anakin with his Jedi robes on, hood up, he also carries a red Light Saber to distinguish himself from his Jedi Counterpart. Fighting style: Fast and powerful, Anakin does long flashy combos that decimate his opponents. Special Attacks Fury Whirlwind: Hold L> + Triangle Fury Explosion: Hold Triangle Fury Corkscrew: Hold L> + Square Fury Sai Bomb: Press X hold Triangle Rating: 4 out of 5 I love Anakin as he has decent power, long combos and is fast to not only fight but recover too. Vs. Anakin Anakin as an opponent will generally attack with fast quick combos whilst mixing in force powers and strafing. Don't give Anakin room to use his combos and Shunt him as much as possible. Anakin will also heal during the fight here and there. Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Master Alternate Costume: Obi-Wan dons his Jedi Robes and has a green Light Saber to separate himself from his normal costume. Fighting Style: Fast and Graceful, Obi-Wan is much like Anakin without the forceful strikes. Special Attacks Focus Shockwave: Hold L> + Triangle Focus Slash Combo: Hold Triangle Focus Lunge Strike: Hold L> + Square Focus Sai Bomb: Press X Hold Triangle Rating: 4 out of 5 Obi-Wan is also a great character as he is faster than Anakin and has okay power. Vs. Obi-Wan Obi's a defensive player to be sure; he LOVES to strafe attack interrupting you no matter what you're doing. The best way to defeat Obi-Wan is too shunt him and lay waste to him. Watch out for his fast attacks and they are really quick. Count Dooku Sith Lord Alternate Costume: Dooku once more embraces the blue Light Saber. Fighting Style: The classic "fencing" style which use strokes and swishes to combat. Special Moves Force Lightning Explosion: Hold Triangle Whirlwind Strike: Hold Square Electric Toss: Press Square + Triangle Then Triangle Clearing Spin: Square, Square Triangle + Square Rating: 5 out of 5 Dooku is an excellent fighter; his style is great and easy to use against the enemy. His specials are also quite good and effective to use. Dooku can also link his fast and slow attack combos together repeatedly, a big bonus. Vs. Dooku Surprisingly, the computer does not use Dooku's great potential as a duelist. Dooku will often use throws to hurt you so strafe when he attempts to grapple if you can. Saber shunts can easily defeat him. Mace Windu Jedi Master Alternate Costume: Mace Windu in his Jedi Knight days, Mace wears a dark robe and uses a blue Light Saber. Fighting Style: An aggressive and fast two handed fighting style. Special Moves Force Clear Out: Hold Square Force Charge: Hold Triangle Back Kick Flip: Square + Triangle press Square Launching Uppercut: Square, Square, L> + Triangle Rating: 2 out of 5 While he has quick fast attacks, Mace's slow attacks are really predictable and easily-countered. He also lacks power and is an average duelist. Vs. Mace Windu When you fight Mace you will notice he is particularly aggressive and attacks repeatedly, this is where Saber Shunt comes in handy, if you keep using saber shunt Mace will fall quickly. Serra Keto Jedi Knight Alternate Costume: Serra wears black leather and uses two red Light Sabers. Fighting Style: Dual Sabers! Serra Keto is a new character in the Star Wars universe. Serra uses quick acrobatic-like moves to overwhelm her enemies. Special Attacks Dual Saber Toss: Hold Square Force Swirl: Hold Triangle Kick Flip Launch: Square + Triangle, Triangle Clearing Slam: Square, Square Triangle + Square Rating: 3 out of 5 Serra's style is wild and unpredictable, however some of here combos are slow and flashy, giving the opponent time to strike back and cause damage. Her specials are quite effective when it comes to dismantling the enemy, dual saber toss especially. Vs. Serra Keto Serra's wild style can occasionally put you off if you're not ready for her attacks. The best thing to do is shunt her attacks and absolutely waste her. Cin Drallig Jedi Master Alternate Costume: Cin adorns black robes and uses a red Light Saber, very Sith-like. Fighting Style: Swift and powerful strikes. Special Moves 1000 Slashes: Hold Square Double Force Blast: Hold Triangle Clearing Slam: Triangle + Square Five Point Strike: Square + Triangle, Square Rating: 5 out of 5 Cin is like a mix of Obi-Wan and Anakin; he has Obi-Wans grace and Anakin's power, a very effective mix. Cin's special attacks are very good too; they do good damage and are quick. Vs. Cin Cin is an absolute beast when fighting him; he is quick, ferocious and cunning. He can easily beat you in a few short combos if you're not careful. His fast strikes are sometimes hard to shunt and so when you do shunt use it to pull of a special and do considerable damage. Ben Kenobi Jedi Master Alternative Costume: Same as Obi-Wan, Ben wears has a green Light Saber and no hood. Fighting Style: A fast nimble style with good damage. Special Attacks Saber Bump: Square + Triangle Force Shockwave: Hold L> + Triangle Clearing Slam: Square, Square Triangle + Square Force Submission: Hold L1 + Circle + Square Rating: 4 out of 5 Ben Kenobi's quick combos and decent damage allow you to dish out pain without getting hurt. His moves are good for getting distance from the enemy. One quality that shines with Ben is his potency with the force, his heal, stun and saber throw all seem to have more effect than other peoples. Vs. Ben Kenobi Ben's mastery of the light side and his quick attacks allow him to heal and wail in on you with lots of power. Remember to shunt and keep close to him so when he heals you can strike him down. Darth Vader Sith Lord Alternative Costume: Vader opts to fight with a blue Saber. Fighting Style: REALLY POWERFUL but slow attacks. Special Attacks Force Choke: Square + Triangle Fury Slam: Hold L> + Triangle Clearing Spin: Square, Square Triangle + Square Backhand Lunge: Hold L> + Circle Rating: 5 out of 5 The Dark Lord of the Sith does not disappoint, although slow and cumbersome, Vader attacks and easily beat your opponent within a minute. One slow attack combo can take a quarter of a life bar!!! His special Force Choke is also very cool. Vs. Darth Vader Keep on your toes at all times! Vader's major weakness is his slow attacks, which you should shunt and attack like hell. Vader can easily come back from losing with a few slow attacks. Watch for his special and never let him touch you! General Grievous Droid Commander Alternative Costume: Grievous is a blue shade and wields four red Light Sabers. Fighting Style Grievous actually has two styles, his default Dual Saber style and his four Light Saber style. Special Attacks Force Clear Out: Hold Triangle Four Arm Mode: Press L2 Fire Blaster: Press R1 3 Variation Charge-Up: Hold R2 Rating: 4 out of 5-Dual Sabers Rating: 5 out of 5-Four Sabers Grievous is THE powerhouse to end all powerhouses when in four arm mode. The thing that hits you first is how different Grievous is compared to the other duelists, he cannot command the force, he has two styles, his specials are shoulder buttons etc. Grievous is often best used when you repeatedly attack, use his tricks to undermine the enemy and wail in on him with Four Arm Mode. Vs. Grievous Grievous is easily the most powerful, tenacious, ferocious and ruthless enemy you will face, he will attack constantly and will give you NO room to react, he will keep attacking you till? he wins, and because he CANNOT be shunted, you should always fight him in spacious areas. It is best to use Guerilla Warfare, by running in when he finishes his combo from afar and absolutely laying waste to him and running away when you're done. While Grievous may seem cheap because of his abilities, he cannot shunt YOU, balancing him out. Do not let him back you into a corner or you can kiss the round goodbye. Stages Temple Training Room This is a pretty good arena considering it's the one you start of with. It's a wide area with plenty too Force Grasp and throw at your opponent. Be aware that you can force grasp your opponents into the statues and use the heads that fall of the statues and use them as projectiles. Throne Room Main Chamber The main problem with this stage is that not as big as it's single player counterpart. It's a very small area, which means that either player doesn't have much space to move or heal, meaning you will have to buckle down on your opponent and beat him without getting back in to a corner with no space to breath. Throne Room Upper Balcony Awesome Arena, this place is littered with stuff tto throw your opponent into and cause serious damage, but beware the same happening to you. If your losing just grasp your opponent and throw them into the "props" of the level. Utapau Sinkhole Control Room An avarage sized area in which to fight, it does have a few things you can hurl at your opponents but not as many as you'd hope. Utapau Sinkhole Landing Platform A nice little arena where there quite a few things to throw at your opponent. Use these to your advantage. Palpatine's Office A nice spacious arena, in these area you can hit the some of the central architechture to create a enviromental hazard in which you can throw your opponent into to cause them some major damage, but be careful that your opponent does not use this against you. Palpatine's Office Docking Bay A very wide area to duel in, this arena is good for duelling with Grievous as the is plenty of space to use against him. Temple Control Room An interesting place to be sure, not only does it have an eviromental hazard in the center of the room, but this room is littered with diced up clone troopers, giving you plenty of projectiles for you to launch at your opponent. Make sure that you do not use force push without using all the clone troopers parts. Temple Outer Terrace Another good level. Almost anything in this level can be hurled at your enemy, the floor, the boundary and the chunks of statues. Use them wisely. Mustafar Control Room This level is quite spacious with hologram tables on either side of the room, you can buy yourself some time against AI opponents, friends are different. Mustafar Balcony A medium sized arena filled with explosive boxes around the area, use these to inflict major damage. Mustafar Control Arm A long, narrow arena which can make for some really cinematic battles. Be sure to the spires jutting out the sides of the Control arm. Mustafar Lava Platform A VERY small area which no projectile or hazards. Not recommended for fighting Grievous. Episode IV Death Star The scene of the famour battle between Master and Apprentice. Whilst the area isn't that big it does have a few projectiles to use. CONTACT INFO. You can contact me at BigBoss_278@hotmail.com if you have any queries concerning versus mode or if you want to tell me something. CREDITS Gamefaqs-For being the best site ever! CJAYC-for creating this godly site. Lucas arts-for creating this game. The Collective- for making this game. George Lucas- for creating of Star Wars. Q & A Q:Is there anyway to choose alt. Costumes without choosing the same character? A: No, not at this time but if you see anything, E-mail me.