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    Translation Guide by VermilionX

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    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.
    

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