=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Naruto: Narutimate Hero 3 Yondaime Character FAQ =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= This FAQ was written by Kaushal Desai FAQ Start Date: September 16, 2006 FAQ Completion Date: September 16, 2006 =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= This FAQ may not be reproduced in any way accept with my allowance to do so. Any copying of this FAQ is strictly prohibited. Thank you for respecting this enclosure. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Table of Contents 1) Introduction a. Why Flash b. Unlocking Flash/ Hanabi c. Ougi Mini-games d. Controls e. Terms f. Unlocking Jutsus 2) Flash in Detail a. Moves Special moves Aerial Attacks Throws Jutsus Ougis b. Strategies Strengths Weaknesses c. Battling Tips 3) Closing a. Credits c. THE END =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= 1) INTRODUCTION =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= a. Why Flash Well I decided to create a faq for Yondaime: 4th Hokage because he is a great mix of raw power and pure speed. If mastered, Yondaime can be a great asset ensuring a victory every time. I speak English and no Japanese at all. If you have anything to contribute to the faq or anything related, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to receive feedback. This is my first faq so be nice :P. This faq was meant for all the English speaking kids who have had all the problems I’ve had. b. Unlocking Flash/ Hanabi Unlocking Flash requires the unlocking of the other 41 characters. Flash will then appear automatically. This can easily be accomplished by using the cheat and unlocking Hanabi, or you can do it the real way. Either way you will have to date Hanabi. For those of you who don’t know, the cheat is: hold R1+R2 then press Square, Triangle, Square, Triangle. Hold L1+L2 then press right, up, right, up. Press L3+R3 at the same time. In order to unlock Hanabi, you must buy the items from the man in the middle of RPG mode (at the start screen looks like 4 Hokage heads). He looks like a pack mule. Then you must locate Hanabi (she is normally near the main entrance of Konoha). You speak to her and pick the top option. She will disappear and you must locate her in Konaha. Do this twice (you only need to get the item once) and she will be unlocked c. Ougi Mini-games In order to switch, you choose a character and pick the top option, you will then be prompted to another screen when both characters are chosen. From there you select the bottom option, and then the top. You will see 3 choices. The first is a random button sequence, which is the main one. The second is an analog rotating sequence. The final one is a single button mashing sequence. In order to be successful choose one you are good at (or one your friends can’t do :P). The trick to the analog one is that you take your right hand and turn it side-ways so it covers both analogs and you move up and down NOT circular. You will easily be able to hit 15. d. Controls O - Circle - Basic attack button /\ - Triangle – This button is used to activate your characters set ougi or special attack. When activated your character will glow red (1 chakra bar used), purple (2 chakra bars used), or blue (3 chakra bars used). Once activated you must press O in order to attack and go into the mini-game mode you equipped. X – Jump, press again to double-jump, double-tap to dash towards opponent (dashing is a great combo starter and repels shurikens).  - Square - Throw projectile (i.e. shuriken, kunai, explosive tag). L1/R1 - Switch between projectiles you have picked up, items in inventory. L2/R2 - Block; press right when an opposing attack hits to perform a Kawarimi or replication. LEARN to use this it is a valuable asset. Blocking can only be performed before a combo has begun not during. Kawamiri can be performed anytime, in exchange for a little chakra. You can even Kawamiri a shuriken which will warp you behind your opponent. D-pad – movement, press down to recharge Chakra, up to taunt left or right to run left or right. e. Terms Kawarimi – Dealing with substitution. This is an art necessary for this game with any character seeing as you get to dodge a combo and begin your own. Ougi – The term that most English speaking people know as ‘special’. Ougi’s are hard to pull off but the results are devastating. There are 3 ougi levels which use 1,2 or 3 chakra bars, usually 3 being the strongest. Some ougis leave you in a special state such as Naruto’s kyubi form, Neji’s byakugan form, or Sasuke’s sharingan form. Some just leave you powered up. If the trigger attack does not connect, no Chakra is depleted, but you can't activate the Ougi again for a short time. Chakra – The basic energy of your character. This is used for everything from jutsus to ougis to kawamiris. Chakra is replenished by holding down, smashing a character against the wall or floor and stealing it, or picking up a chakra replenishing item from the floor (looks like a blue orb). You need to keep your chakra high in order to keep the edge in battle. Jutsu – These are your techniques. Each character has two that they are known for in the show, or a combo that will deal damage. This is used by pressing d, d, O or u, u, O. They can also be changed by selecting you character then choosing the top option. From there you choose the top option again and switch the two. Dash – By pressing X twice quickly you will perform a dash. This move is VITAL in your victory. It shortens the distance between you and your opponent and if close enough, it will stun them. This sets you up for an aerial combo. Most projectiles, like kunai or needles or shuriken, are also deflected while you're dashing, making it a good idea to dash if you want to get to your opponent quickly. Be careful, you are still vulnerable to Ougi attacks and certain projectiles (like tags). Also if you stop short in front of the opponent you will be attacked. Ui Ochi - After sending an opponent flying, by a throw or combo or, in some cases aerial attack, you move in their direction and press circle to activate the mini-game and an animation of you hitting your opponent from behind begins. If your opponent presses circle before you hit him it switches and he is now the attacker. Press O before he hits you, and reverse the sequence back at them. This keeps going and the person to get hit takes damage and is thrown. Guard Breaker – This move can be activated for all characters by pressing d+O, O. This will break the guard but is a slow attack. It will smash them into the floor (causing loss of chakra), and send them up a bit. Is timed correctly, you can begin a combo from this. Teleport – I don’t know the technical term for this, but by pressing u+X or d+X you will teleport to the other side of the battle field. (HINT: when on the other screen from your opponent come back to your opponents screen and while doing so, keep tapping O which will send you in front of the enemy with a combo begun) f. Unlocking Jutsus Jutsus can be unlocked in a very simple manner. All you must do is use Sasuke and any ougi that puts you in sharingan mode. From there you use the Jutsu and that may result in you learning it. If not, it can’t be learned. You can also try leveling up in rpg mode. If I am mistaken would somebody please kindly correct me. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= 2) FLASH IN DETAIL =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= a. Moves Special combos: (I took the names from jygting. Thanks a lot there’s no way I could have known about it without you) O, O, O, u+O Shuntenshoushuu O, O, O, f+O Shakousen O, O, O, d+O Kijinsen O, O, O, b+O Sankousen u+O, O Shouraisen d+O, O Choukoukyaku f+O, O Shunraijin Aerial attacks: In air, u+O, O, O Kikousen In air, d+O, O, O Kouraijin In air, O, O, O Jinraisen Throws: b+O Ryuukoukyaku In air, b+O Shikkoudan Jutsus: u,u+O Shunkou d,d+O Rasengan (Rasengan is the heart and sole of Flash’s greatness. When fully charged he will teleport behind the opponent and unleash his attack, doing high damage and throwing the enemy) Ougis: /\ then O Hiraishin no Jutsu (This is Yondaime’s only ougi that he can learn. It is a lvl 2 jutsu doing medium damage and can be used if you really feel it necessary) b. Strategies Strengths / Weaknesses ---------------------- Strengths: - Flash is probably THE fastest character in the game with attacks that come out in, well, a flash - His Rasengan is amazing when fully charged as it can teleport you to the other side of the field as well - His chakra regeneration rate is MASSIVE, and I mean massive. You don’t know till you’ve seen it for yourself. This provides you with a huge advantage in being able to recover chakra in less then half the time of other characters - His raw strength and flashy combos make his attacks hard to dodge or block. Even a kawamiris may be fooled as Flash replaces on his own during some of the combos which will send them right back into the attack. - His attacks have massive range allowing you to move from one side of the screen to the other almost instantly Weaknesses: - Flash only has one ougi that can be learned regardless of his level in rpg mode. This is only a level 2 ougi which is not one of the best, or flashiest ougis in the game - He sometimes get out of hand in his combos and an enemy may be behind you while you just punch at thin air for a while - When fighting in an area with places to fall it’s hard to stop yourself and not take some unnecessary damage. -What you want to do is basically mash the circle button until you get the hang of it. In reality mashing O will get you to win, and when you learn to use him skillfully, you will just be able to win in flashier methods. There is really no losing with this character so choose him if you think winning is for you. c. Battling Tips - Button mashing is key to fighting successfully with flash. You need to have quick eyes and timing just to keep up with your own moves. - ALWAYS try to get a fully charged rasengan out no matter what. It may seem hard it first, but you will see you opportunities, like when you opponent is charging. - Stick to using your u, u+O justsu when finishing combos, rasengan only works well when charged. - The best ways to begin combos are by dashing or throwing a shuriken. These will both stun the opponent for a bit leaving them open for a barrage of attaks. - DO NOT focus on unleashing your ougi. I’ve seen it happen so many times when someone good gets creamed by a newbie because they focus too much on 1 attack. Change it up because once you get predictable you’re done. - Watch out for turtlers (people who just don’t let go of block) especially when fighting with flash. You will no even realize them blocking because of the commotion from flash’s attacks and they may spring back out of nowhere. Take into consideration they need great timing or a good defense (like Neji’s Kaiten, the greatest move ever) to pull it off. - Try to stay away from stages with gaps where you can fall and if it occurs, then switch sides (u+X) to the side without any openings. - A great combo with Yondaime is by starting out with u+O, O which will send them flying. Dash towards them and hit them some more (which is a lot for Flash). When you come down you have 1 of 2 options you can catch them as they are coming down and do it again OR you can begin charging a rasengan, which by the time they get up, will be attacking them. =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= 3) CLOSING =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= a. Credits - I’d like to thank GameFAQs for keeping the site running and CJayC for keeping the site great - Jygting for the translations of the justsu to japanese - Rajbir for coming to my house repeatedly with his ps2 and naruto just so I could play - Tajvir for picking itachi which motivated me to get better - Ishan for just being some sort of comic relief and also being the first to play with Flash - Naveen for also letting me play naruto on his ps2 - AND above all WP (West Punjab) because that’s how we roll c. THE END Questions? Or comments? Big_pimpin_293@hotmail.com feel free to add me on msn messenger where we can talk in more detail.