Yuu Yuu Hakusho Forever Guide 

Date Made: 5/31/05

Updated: 6/3/05 - added how to unlock new eggs 
                - added more details in different modes
                - added Rei gauge recover in Upgrade mode                

Updated 6/16/05 - corrected unlockables section

Updated 10/16/05 - added character list

Updated 01/02/06 - added movelist

This guide is for Yuu Yuu Hakusho Forever for the PS2. 
At the date this Guide is made, it is only currently 
available in Japan. Hopefully, this game will reach the
US. It's a simple game but very enjoyable. I didn't
play Yuu Yuu Hakusho Dark Tournament but from what i 
heard on the Forever Boards, this is way better.

This will not be an exact translation but it should help
you navigate the menus.

You can email me at VermilionX@yahoo.com for comments and corrections.

CONTENTS:

I.    Title Screen
II.   Main Menu
III.  Character List
IV.   Special Move List
V.    Story Mode
VI.   VS mode
VII.  Genkai's Dojo
VIII. Reikai (Gallery)
IX.   Options
X.    Some Tips on Gameplay
XI.   Unlockables
XII.  Credits


I. Title Screen

1st option: Begin new game
2nd option: load file



II. Main Menu

1st option: Story mode
2nd option: VS mode
3rd option: Genkai's dojo
4th option: Reikai
5th option: Options


III. Character list

*yusuke
*hiei
*kurama
kuwabara

*genkai
jorge saotome

chu
jin
shishiwakamaru

*karasu
*bui
toguro ani
*toguro ototo

*sensui

shura
yomi

shigure
mukuro

enki
raizen

*can transform


IV. Special Moves/Emotion attack List

    - after the "/" moves means moves in their transformed state.

1. Yusuke Urameshi

   Special moves
     circle - reigan/yougan
     forward circle - shotgun/kyourandan
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - reikoudan/yougan rensha
     down, down circle - jikoryuu ougi "ora ora" reigan

2. Hiei

   Special moves
     circle - jaou ensatsu rengoku ha
     forward circle - jaou ensatsu rengoku shou 
     back circle - zanzou
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - jaou ensatsu ken
     down, down circle - jaou ensatsu kokuryuu ha

3. Kurama

   Special moves
     circle - rose arrow
     forward circle - rose whip
     back circle - kagonretsu zanshi
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - fuuka enbujin/jurei youzanken
     down, down circle - shimaneki sou/ojigi sou

4. Kazuma Kuwabara

   Special moves
     circle - rei ken
     forward circle - rei shuriken 
     back circle - shuidasha ken
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - rei ken nitouryuu
     down, down circle - jigentou

5. Genkai (she doesn't get any new moves after transforming)

   Special moves
     circle - reigan
     forward circle - reikoudan
     back circle - reikou kyouhan shou
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - kyokugen reigan
     down, down circle - reikou hadou no kiremi

6. Jorge Saotome

   Special moves
     circle - doge bat
     forward circle - kakushi gei
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - dashuutsu
     down, down circle - katte ni shouri sengen

7. Chu

   Special moves
     circle - renyoukyuu
     forward circle - N/A
     back circle - sui ken jushuu
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - kuchuu combo
     down, down circle - headbutt

8. Jin

   Special moves
     circle - shura zenpuu ken
     forward circle - kuchuu shura zenpuu ken
     back circle - bakufuu shouheki
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - double shura zenpuu ken
     down, down circle - shura dengeki senpuu ken

9. Shishiwakamaru

   Special moves
     circle - raimei bakukikon
     forward circle - N/A
     back circle - i oi
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - bakuto dokushoku shou
     down, down circle - ougi kaidokushoku hazan

10. Karasu

   Special moves
     circle - trace eye
     forward circle - cling bomb
     back circle - muddy bomb
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - prison bomb
     down, down circle - last rites/lean bomb

11. Bui

   Special moves
     circle - zenbu/haki
     forward circle - shuufu/renshuu geki
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - kousoku renbu/gashouraku
     down, down circle - kyoukudai youzenbu/aura battle cross attack

12. Toguro (Ani)

   Special moves
     circle - kushigi
     forward circle - shuutou 
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - ransa
     down, down circle - dummy

13. Toguro (Ototo)

   Special moves
     circle - ken otsu/shidan
     forward circle - sugai
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - naburu
     down, down circle - i otsu

14. Shinobu Sensui

   Special moves
     circle - resshuu koukyuu ha
     forward circle - shuugeki
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - resshuu shiendan
     down, down circle - resshuu renkougeki/reppu fuujin ken

15. Shura

   Special moves
     circle - youen ha
     forward circle - jiretsu ken
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - kou you retsudan
     down, down circle - maenkou
 
16. Yomi

   Special moves
     circle - renba kyoushoukyuu seki
     forward circle - renba hanshou heki
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - renba rangeki dan
     down, down circle - renba kyoushuu sou ha

17. Shigure

   Special moves
     circle - rinkaen rekitou ien
     forward circle - rin kaen rekitou gozu
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - rin kaen rekitou ousou
     down, down circle - rin kean rekitou ryuuga

18. Mukuro

   Special moves
     circle - youken ha
     forward circle - yougen zan
     back circle - jigen zan
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - chiretsu shuu
     down, down circle - dankuu sokubaku

19. Enki

   Special moves
     circle - ouen
     forward circle - soku mugoku
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - goritsu muen
     down, down circle - uchiage hanabi

20. Raizen

   Special moves
     circle - itachi
     forward circle - ookami
     back circle - N/A
     
   Emotion attacks (down, down circle needs "red" HP)
     down circle - tora
     down, down circle - tatsu


V. Story

     - Ankoku Bujutsukai
     - *Yusuke's Makai Saga
     - *Kurama's Makai saga
     - *Hiei's Makai saga

*Check the unlockables section to see how to unlock Makai saga.

As you play in story mode, you unlock matches which can be selected 
later if you try to play story mode again. So if you don't feel like 
fighting Chu again, you can just select the 2nd match to fight Jin 
and still go on with the story. You can select which part of the 
story you want to start.

      Story mode pause menu
           - Move list
           - Announcer voice ON/OFF
           - Vibration ON/OFF          
           - Mode select/return to main menu
           - Return to battle



VI. VS mode

1st option: 1 on 1
2nd option: 5 on 5 elimination
3rd option: Tournament, up to 4 people can join, 8 contestants in all

      VS mode pause menu
           - Move list
           - Announcer voice ON/OFF
           - Vibration ON/OFF
           - Character select/return to character selection menu          
           - Mode select/return to main menu
           - Return to battle



VII. Genkai's Dojo

1st option: Tutorial, it's pretty easy even if you can't read Japanese

      Tutorial mode pause menu
           - View lesson
           - Vibration ON/OFF
           - Choose another lesson
           - Mode select/return to main menu      
           - Return to battle

2nd option: Practice Mode

      Practice mode pause menu
           - Settings
                - Opponent settings(from left to right)
                    - do nothing, guard, evade, COM easy, COM normal,
                      COM hard, COM hell, Player 2
                - Button command display ON/OFF
                - Health regen ON/OFF
                - Energy regen ON/OFF
                - Emotion gauge always full ON/OFF 
           - Move list
           - Announcer voice ON/OFF
           - Vibration ON/OFF
           - Character select/return to character selection menu          
           - Mode select/return to main menu
           - Return to battle


*3rd option: Genkai's 10-man challenge

            - You can earn points for upgrading your characters in 
              here.

      Genkai challenge pause menu (same as VS mode)
             

*4th option: Upgrade characters

             - Upgraded characters can be used in VS mode, Practice mode,
               and Genkaiís challenge. Just select the 2nd option after 
               picking your player and it will read the memory card for 
               your customized character.

    Upgrade stats(from top to bottom): the max level you can have for
                                       each stat is LVL5. You can't
                                       upgrade all the stats to max.
                                       The max upgrade points you can
                                       use is 4500 pts, which is enough
                                       to max out 3 individual stats.
 
            	Rei(spirit energy) Gauge recover speed
		Normal attack power
            	Normal defense power
		Emotion Gauge charge up speed
		Special attack power
		Special defense power

   If you want to reset a character, press START. You won't get back
   your points spent though.

*You have to unlock this option before it becomes available. Check the 
Unlockables section.



VIII. Reikai(Gallery)

1st option: View cutscenes

            View story mode cutscenes
            View emotion attack scenes (This is only available after you have 
                                             seen it done in a fight)
            View 1 hit kill scenes (same condition as above)
            View transformation scenes (same as above)

2nd option: Sound test

3rd option: Character Gallery
            - To unlock characters, beat the tournament in VS mode
              with the character you want to unlock. You have
              to do it each time for each costume.


IX. Options

1st option: Battle options
            - Difficulty
              - easy, normal, hard, Hell

            - Time Limit
            - Round/fight
            - Ring-out counter

2nd option: Button Configuration

	    Weak attack 	[]
            Strong attack 	/\
            Guard 		X
            Special 		O
            Transform 		L1
            Evade 		R1

3rd option: Subtitles ON/OFF

4th option: Sound options

            - Stereo, Mono
            - BMG music volume
            - Voice volume
            - SFX volume

5th option: Vibration ON/OFF

6th option: Screen Adjust

7th option: Data

            - Auto-save ON/OFF
            - Save
            - Load

If you want to return the options to default, press START.



X. Some Tips on Gameplay

*The tutorial teaches the basics so Iím not going to cover that here.

1. The tutorial doesnít show how to transform, so here it goes, press 
   L1 when you have full emotion gauge.

2. Use down X (knockback move) to escape damage. Be careful though, as
   this move takes a lot of your energy. You can use this even if 
   you're getting hit. It is also a good way to charge your emotion gauge.

3. Use dash attack or flying kick, or even better, flying kick -> dash
   attack to start your combos.

4. You can cancel any attack into a special attack in this game. Try to
   figure out which special to use and at what time to cancel it to 
   achieve the best combo.

5. Use the down [](square, upper) to make longer combos. This works 
   well after a [],[] combo, then follow it up w/ a [],[],/\, + Special 
   move (whichever is effective for your specific character).

   Some characters need some timing in order to make every hit connect
   while hitting the enemy in midair. For example, with Kurama, you 
   need to hit [],[],/\ just before the enemy touches the ground 
   to connect the low kick part of his combo.

6. It's cheap, but you can fire projectiles at your enemy while they're
   trying to get back at the ring.

7. Leave some room before attempting to transform. It's so annoying to
   waste your emotion gauge by getting hit while transforming.

8. Be careful of Toguro Ototo at 100% and Enki. They have auto-guard,
   which makes them very dangerous. Especially with their 1-hit kill 
   move.

9. It's always best to have enough energy to do a knockback if
   your enemy can already do their 1-hit kill move. Use knockback
   to avoid being hit in an otherwise opening in your defense.

10. Hitting the enemy w/ a guard break can guarantee a sure hit w/ 
    an emotion attack if your opponent doesn't have enough energy 
    to do a knockback move.



XI. Unlockables.

1. Genkai 10-man challenge - beat Ankoku Bujutsukai story mode

2. Character Upgrade - same as above

3. Sensui Shinobu - beat Genkaiís challenge w/ Yusuke

4. Makai saga - becomes unlocked after unlocking sensui

5. Enki - Lose the second or third match of the Makai Saga

6. Jorge Saotome Ė Beat Toguro Ani with Kuwabara

7. Every other character - just beat them in story mode

8. Character Gallery - use the person you want to unlock in the VS mode
   Tournament and win. You have to win each time to unlock each costume
   in the gallery. 

9. Puu-chan models - How to get a new egg: For example, if you have a 
   yusuke Puu, then go to 1P VS Com Mode and lose 3 times in a row with 
   yusuke, the opponent doesn't matter. After that, go to main screen, 
   Botan appears and says something about your Puu being disappeared, 
   then Koenma will give you a new egg to hatch. With your new egg, 
   now choose any character you want your Puu to look like, and win 2
   times in a row, go back to main menu, and the egg will hatch.



XII. Credits.

Thanks to OkamiJoe for the info regarding how to get
new eggs. 

Thanks to Hoshino_Ruri for the info regarding the rei gauge upgrade.

Thanks to all the YYHF Gfaqs board members.

Thanks to Banpresto for producing a good Yuu Yuu Hakusho game.