THE KING OF FIGHTERS '96 FAQ v1.4
for the Sega Saturn  (import)
by Chris MacDonald

 Unpublished work Copyright 1996-2001 Chris MacDonald

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CONTENTS
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1.  INTRODUCTION
2.  HOW TO PLAY
3.  THE TEAMS
     - Hero Team
     - Fatal Fury Team
     - Art of Fighting Team
     - Ikari Team
     - Psycho Soldier Team
     - Women's Team
     - Kim Team
     - Yagami Team
     - Boss Team
     - Chizuru Kagura
     - Goenitz
4.  GAME SECRETS
5.  GAME ENGINE
6.  GAME MODES AND OPTIONS
     - Team Play
     - Team VS
     - Single Play
     - Single VS
     - Survivor
     - Option
     - Play Style
7.  REVISION HISTORY
8.  AUTHOR'S NOTE


=========================================================================
1.  INTRODUCTION
=========================================================================

The King of Fighters tournament continues in this new installment of
SNK's hit fighting game.  1996 brings with it many improvements to
the game, among them redrawn fighters and all-new backgrounds.  This
is the first time in a KOF tournament that a new team has been added,
the nefarious Boss Team.  Many of the regulars are back to dole out
the punishment, and while some, like Heidern and Takuma, have left for
good, they have been replaced by exciting new characters like Leona
and Kasumi.  Not only have some teams been rearranged, but Team USA
is changed once again.  This time, Iori Yagami is joined by Rugal's
two former secretaries, Mature and Vice.  Also to be found are two
new bosses;  Kagura, guardian of the power of Orochi, and Goenitz,
a warrior who believes he can master Orochi power on his own.  They
take the place of last year's Saisyu Kusanagi and Omega Rugal.
Despite all the changes, KOF '96 stays true to SNK's fighting spirit.
The object of the game is to still select a pre-made team or assemble
your own team of warriors and beat anyone who stands in your way,
using your trademark special moves and the awesome Desperation attacks.
Then, tackle the two bosses and prove to the world that you are the
King of Fighters!


=========================================================================
2.  HOW TO PLAY
=========================================================================

O   O   O       Jump Back            Jump Up         Jump Forward
 \  |  /
O-- O --O       Defend/Retreat       Neutral         Advance
 /  |  \
O   O   O       Defensive Crouch     Crouch          Offensive Crouch

This ASCII art joystick is used to show how each move is performed.
All attacks listed in this FAQ are done while facing right.  If you
are facing left, reverse the motions to correctly perform an attack.

  L   R                   Taunt             Power Collect

X   Y   Z       Weak Punch           Weak Kick       Emergency Evade Back

A   B   C       Strong Punch         Strong Kick     Strike Attack

The button layout shown is the 'Simple' setting and can be changed in
the Option mode during gameplay.


=========================================================================
3.  THE TEAMS
=========================================================================

Although each team consists of three members, you must pick each member
individually (you can no longer select entire teams like you could in
earlier KOF games).  While making a team of your favorite characters can
be fun to play with, using the 'pre-made' teams are the only way to see
the game's various endings.


=========
HERO TEAM
=========

KYO KUSANAGI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hachi Tetsu
English Name:   Forged Iron
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Issetsu Seoi Nage
English Name:   Burden of the Lone Temple Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuJuuYon Shiki: AraGami
English Name:   Style No. 104: Wild Bite
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Comments:       Follow with 128: Ku Kizu or 127: Ya Sabi.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuNiJuuHachi Shiki: Ku Kizu
English Name:   Style No. 128: Nine Wounds
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Follow with Migiri Ugachi or 125: Nana Se.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  I-HyakuNiJuuNana Shiki: Ya Sabi
English Name:   Self-(taught) Style No. 127: Eight Tarnish
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Follow with Migiri Ugachi or 125: Nana Se.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ge Shiki: Migiri Ugachi
English Name:   Outside Style: Time Drill
Move Command:   Press A / C
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Overhead.  Can be done after 128: Ku Kizu or 127: Ya
                Sabi.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  I-HyakuNiJuuGo Shiki: Nana Se
English Name:   Self-(taught) Style No. 125: Seven Torrents
Move Command:   Press B / D
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Can be done after 128: Ku no Kizu or 127: Ya no Sabi.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuJuuGo Shiki: DokuGami
English Name:   Style No. 105: Poison Bite
Move Command:   |  \  --O + C
                O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Autoguard.  Follow with 401: TsumiYomi.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  YonHyaku-I Shiki: TsumiYomi
English Name:   Style No. 401: Guilt Compose
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Can follow with 402: BatsuYomi.  This move can juggle
                an opponent if they 'land' on Kyo from the air.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  YonHyakuJuuNi Shiki: BatsuYomi
English Name:   Style No. 402: Penalty Compose
Move Command:   --O + A / C
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Can be done after 401: TsumiYomi.  This move can juggle
                an opponent if they 'land' from the air.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hyaku Shiki: OniYaki
English Name:   Style No. 100: Demon Scorcher
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KuuHyakuJuuNi Shiki: NueTsumi
English Name:   Style No. 902: Trimming Nue  (Fabulous Night Bird)
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1  (as counter, 2)
Hits (Heavy):   1  (as counter, 2)
Comments:       Counterattack (as a secondary use--becomes Migiri Ugachi)
                It can be used normally as an anti-air attack and will
                knock opponents into the sky.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  NanaJuuGo Shiki: Kai
English Name:   Style No. 75: Modify
Move Command:   |  \  --O + B / D, B / D
                O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
Comments:       Juggle with another move afterwards.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  NiHyakuJuuNi: KotoZuki You
English Name:   Style No. 202: Koto Moon Positive
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  NanaHyakuNana Shiki: Doku Gaku Tori
                (R.E.D KICK)
English Name:   Style No. 707: Single Ease Slaughter
                (Rainbow Energy Dynamite Kick)
Move Command:   O--  |   / + B / D
                     O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Overhead.  Knocks down a hit foe.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Ura Hyaku Hachi Shiki : OrochiNagi
ENGLISH NAME:   Reverse Style No. 180: Big Serpent Mow Down
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1  (as a DM, can be 2 as a SDM)
HITS (HEAVY):   1  (as a DM, can be 2 as a SDM)
COMMENTS:       You can hold the button used to delay the actual attack.
                As an SDM, characters will be damaged if they touch Kyo.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


BENIMARU NIKAIDO

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kacchi ando Shuuto
English Name:   Catch and Shoot
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Furonto Suupurekkusu
English Name:   Front Suplex
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Supiningu Nii Doroppu
English Name:   Spinning Knee Drop
Move Command:   jump, then  O + C or D  (near)
                            |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RaiJinKen
English Name:   Quivering Thunder Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KuChu RaiJinKen
English Name:   Air Quivering Thunder Fist
Move Command:   jump, then  |  \  --O + A / C
                            O   O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ShinKu KataTeGoma
English Name:   Vacuum One-Hand Top
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   6
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Suupaa Inazuma Kikku
English Name:   Super Lightning Flash Kick
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + B / D
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Iai Geri
English Name:   Sword-Drawing Kick
Move Command:   |  \  --O + B / D
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Follow with HandoSanDanGeri.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HandoSanDanGeri
English Name:   Anti-Motion/Reaction Three Steps Kick
Move Command:   |  O + B / D  or  O--  |   / + B / D
                O  |                   O  O
Hits (Light):   2  
Hits (Heavy):   2  
Comments:       The 'b,d,db,B/D' version can be done alone, or during
                the Iai Geri.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  BeniMaru Koreda
English Name:   Benimaru Coleda
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       n/a
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  RaiKoKen
ENGLISH NAME:   Lightning Gleam Fist
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O      O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   5 as a DM/SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   5 as a DM/SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


GORO DAIMON

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  JuuJi Shime
English Name:   Crossbar Choke
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tsukami Tataki Tsuke
English Name:   Tossing Strike Grip
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Okuri Ashi Barai
English Name:   Escorting Foot Banish
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near <see comments>)
Comments:       When near your opponent, take one step back, then perform
                this move.  The name refers to the manner in which Goro's
                foot forces his opponent to the floor.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  JiRaiShin
English Name:   Mine Quake
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   0
Comments:       You can use the C version to 'fake' this move.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kumo Tsukami Nage
English Name:   Cloud Grabbing Throw
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Comments:       On the ground, this works against tall characters only.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KiriKabu Gaeshi
English Name:   Slice Stump Return
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Will work against downed opponents if you are very close.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  TenChi Gaeshi
English Name:   Heaven and Hell Return
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O + C  (near)
                      O  O  O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Cho Oosotogari
English Name:   Super Big Outside Cutter
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Cho Ukemi
English Name:   Super Tumble
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
Comments:       Goro is invincible to most attacks while tumbling.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi
ENGLISH NAME:   Hell Paradise Drop
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O  \   |   /  O-- + C  (near)
                      O  O  O              O  O  O
HITS (HEAVY):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


===============
FATAL FURY TEAM
===============

TERRY BOGARD

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gurasupingu Appaa
English Name:   Grasping Upper
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Basutaa Suruu
English Name:   Buster Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Pawaa Ueibu
English Name:   Power Wave
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Baan Nakkuru
English Name:   Burn Knuckle
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Raijingu Takkuru
English Name:   Rising Tackle
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   6
Hits (Heavy):   7
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Pawaa Danku
English Name:   Power Dunk
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + B / D
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kurakku Shuuto
English Name:   Crack Shoot
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Pawaa Geizaa
ENGLISH NAME:   Power Geyser
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  --O + A / C
                O  O       O
HITS (LIGHT):   1 as a DM, 3 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   1 as a DM, 3 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


ANDY BOGARD

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  GouRin Kai
English Name:   Strong Confrontation (Modified)
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C
Comments:       Note that this move, if done when Andy is MAXed out,
                causes more damage than any other throw in the game.
                Cheap, but useful.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KakaeKomi Nage
English Name:   Mixed Hug Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiShoKen
English Name:   Flying Fist
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ShoRyuDan
English Name:   Rising Dragon Bullet
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   5
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KuHaDan
English Name:   Sky Rending Bullet
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ZanEiKen
English Name:   Phantom Fist Slash
Move Command:    /  --O + A / C
                O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Follow with GaDanKo.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  GaDanKo
English Name:   Blessed Body Bullet
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Done after the ZanEiKen.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gen'ei Shiranui
English Name:   Phantom Shiranui
Move Command:   jump, then  |  \  --O + B / D
                            O   O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
Comments:       Follow with Shimo Agito or Uwa Agito.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gen'ei Shiranui Shimo Agito
English Name:   Phantom Shiranui Lower Jaw
Move Command:   A / C
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Used after Gen'ei Shiranui.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gen'ei Shiranui Uwa Agito
English Name:   Phantom Shiranui Upper Jaw
Move Command:   B / D
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Used after Gen'ei Shiranui.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  GekiHekiHaiSuiSho
English Name:   Manipulating Dam Attack
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   4
Comments:       Quickly juggle with another move, DM, or SDM.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  ChoReppaDan
ENGLISH NAME:   Super Violent Rending Bullet
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   8 as a DM, 18 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   11 as a DM, 20 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


JOE HIGASHI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hiza Jigoku
English Name:   Knee Hell
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Reggu Suruu
English Name:   Leg Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Harikeen Appaa
English Name:   Hurricane Upper
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  BakuRetsuKen
English Name:   Exploding Punch
Move Command:   Tap A/C repeatedly
Hits (Light):   12
Hits (Heavy):   12
Comments:       Follow up with the BakuRetsuKen Finish.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  BakuRetsuKen Finisshu
English Name:   Exploding Finish
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Used during BakuRetsuKen.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Taigaa Kikku
English Name:   Tiger Kick
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + B / D
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Surasshu Kikku
English Name:   Slash Kick
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  OuGon no Kakato
English Name:   Golden Heel
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Sukuruu Appaa
ENGLISH NAME:   Screw Upper
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O      O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   2 as a DM/SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   2 as a DM/SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


====================
ART OF FIGHTING TEAM
====================

RYO SAKAZAKI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tani Otoshi
English Name:   Valley Drop
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tomoe Nage
English Name:   Comma-style Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ko-O Ken
English Name:   Tiger Gleam Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KoHo
English Name:   Tiger Cannon
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  MoKoRaiJinGo
English Name:   Wild Tiger Thunder God's Strength
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
Comments:       Follow with KoHo.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiEnShippuKyaku
English Name:   Flying Swallow Gale Leg
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KyokugenRyu RenBuKen
English Name:   Kyoku-gen Style Rapid Dance Fist
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   4
Comments:       Quickly juggle with another special move afterward.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Ha-O ShoKoKen
ENGLISH NAME:   Supreme King Flying Roaring Fist
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                         O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1 as a DM/SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   1 as a DM/SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  RyuKoRanBu
ENGLISH NAME:   Tiger/Dragon Boisterous Dance
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   16 as a DM, 28 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   16 as a DM, 28 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


ROBERT GARCIA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuChoKyaku
English Name:   Dragon Hopping Leg
Move Command:   O--  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kubi Kiri Nage
English Name:   Neck Cutting Throw
Move Command:   O--  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuGekiKen
English Name:   Dragon Attack Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuGa
English Name:   Dragon Fang
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiEnSenPuKyaku
English Name:   Flying Swallow Whirlwind Leg
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiEnRyuJinKyaku
English Name:   Flying Swallow Dragon God Leg
Move Command:   jump, then  |   /  O-- + B / D
                            O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KyokugenRyu RenBuKyaku
English Name:   Kyoku-gen Style Rapid Dance Kick
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + D  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   4
Comments:       Quickly juggle with another move afterwards.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Ha-O ShoKoKen
ENGLISH NAME:   Supreme King Flying Roaring Fist
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                         O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1 as a DM/SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   1 as a DM/SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  RyuKoRanBu
ENGLISH NAME:   Dragon/Tiger Boisterious Dance
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   13 as a DM, 25 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   16 as a DM, 28 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


YURI SAKAZAKI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Oni Harite
English Name:   Devil Sting Hand
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Sairento Nage
English Name:   Silent Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tsubame Otoshi
English Name:   Swallow Drop
Move Command:   jump, then O + C / D
                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ko-O Ken
English Name:   Tiger Gleam Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Rai-O Ken
English Name:   Thunder Gleam Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + B / D
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Yuri Cho Appaa  (KuuGa)
English Name:   Yuri Super Upper  (Air Fang)
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
Comments:       Follow the C version with "Yuri Daburu Appaa".
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Yuri Daburu Appaa  (Ichi-KuuGa)
English Name:   Yuri Double Upper  (Single Air Fang)
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Done as you land from the C version of "Yuri Cho Appaa".
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Yuri Cho Nakkuru  (HiEnSenpuKen)
English Name:   Yuri Super Knuckle  (Flying Swallow Whirlwind Fist)
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Yuri Cho MawaShi Geri  (HiEnSenpuKyaku)
English Name:   Yuri Super Revolving Kick  (Flying Swallow Whirlwind Leg)
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuRetsu Binta Komando Nage / Idou Nage
English Name:   Hundred Violent Slaps Command Throw / Moving Throw
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   100! 
Hits (Heavy):   100!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Ha-O ShoKoKen
ENGLISH NAME:   Supreme King Flying Roaring Fist
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                         O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1 as a DM/SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   1 as a DM/SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  HiEn Ho-O Kyaku
ENGLISH NAME:   Flying Swallow Phoenix Leg
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   15 as a DM, 28 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   15 as a DM, 28 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


==========
IKARI TEAM
==========

LEONA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kiraa Baito
English Name:   Killer Bite
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ooderu Bakkuraa
English Name:   Order Buckler?
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Haiderun Inferuno
English Name:   Heidern Inferno
Move Command:   jump, then  O + C / D  (near)
                            |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Muun Surasshaa
English Name:   Moon Slasher
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + A / C
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  X Karibaa
English Name:   X Caliber
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + B / D
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Borutekku Ranchaa
English Name:   Baltic Launcher
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + A / C
Hits (Light):   5
Hits (Heavy):   10
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gurando Seibaa
English Name:   Ground Saber
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + B / D
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Follow the D version with Sonic Kick.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  (no known name)
English Name:   Sonic Kick
Move Command:   --O + D
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Used as the D version of the Ground Saber ends.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  V Surasshaa
ENGLISH NAME:   V Slasher
MOVE COMMAND:   jump, then  |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                            O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
HITS (HEAVY):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


RALF JONES

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Dainamaito Heddobatto
English Name:   Dynamite Headbutt
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (close)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Noozan Raito Bomu
English Name:   Northern Light Bomb
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (close)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Barukan Panchi
English Name:   Vulcan Punch
Move Command:   Tap A/C repeatedly, then press  --O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gatoringu Attaku
English Name:   Gatling Attack
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + A / C
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KyuKoKa BakuDan Panchi
English Name:   Diving Bomb Punch
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + A / C
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   1 (or 1-3 if he catches an opponent on the way up)
Hits (Heavy):   1 (or 1-3 if he catches an opponent on the way up)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KyuKoKa BakuDan Panchi
English Name:   Diving Bomb Punch (alternate)
Move Command:   jump, then  |  \  --O + A / C
                            O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Rarufu Kikku
English Name:   Ralf Kick
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + B / D
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Often causes critical hits.  You can juggle after it
                if you get a critical hit, too.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Suupaa Aruzenchin Bakku Buriikaa
English Name:   Super Argentine Back Breaker
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + D  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  BariBari Barukan Panchi
ENGLISH NAME:   Blazing Vulcan Punch
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   13 as a DM, 25 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   13 as a DM, 25 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  UmaNori Barukan Panchi
ENGLISH NAME:   Horse-Mounted Vulcan Punch
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   14 as a DM, 24 as a SDM.
HITS (HEAVY):   14 as a DM, 24 as a SDM.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


CLARK STEEL

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Piramiddo Doraibaa EX
English Name:   Pyramid Driver EX
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Fishaaman Basutaa
English Name:   Fisherman Buster
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Desu Raiku Doroppu
English Name:   Death Lake Drop
Move Command:   jump, then  O + C / D  (near)
                            |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Barukan Panchi
English Name:   Vulcan Punch
Move Command:   Tap A/C repeatedly, then press  --O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   8
Comments:       This move will juggle opponents.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Napaamu Sutorecchi
English Name:   Napalm Stretch
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Only works against airborne enemies.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Furankenshutainaa
English Name:   Frankensteiner
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Rooringu Kureidoru
English Name:   Rolling Cradler
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Suupaa Aruzenchin Bakku Buriikaa
English Name:   Super Argentine Back Breaker
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + D  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Furasshingu Eruboo
English Name:   Flashing Elbow
Move Command:   |  \  --O  or  |   /  O-- + A / C
                O   O          O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Move Type:      Clark runs forward and does an elbow dive.
Comments:       Done after _any_ of Clark's command throws (not DMs).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Urutora Aruzenchin Bakku Buriikaa
ENGLISH NAME:   Ultra Argentine Back Breaker
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O  \   |   /  O-- + C  (near)
                      O  O  O              O  O  O
HITS (HEAVY):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


===================
PSYCHO SOLDIER TEAM
===================

ATHENA ASAMIYA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Bitto Suruu
English Name:   Bit Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Saikikku Suruu
English Name:   Psychic Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Saikikku Shuuto
English Name:   Psychic Shoot
Move Command:   jump, then  O + C / D  (near)
                            |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Fenikkusu Aroo
English Name:   Phoenix Arrow
Move Command:   jump, then  |   /  O-- + A / C
                            O  O
Hits (Light):   7
Hits (Heavy):   9
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Saiko Booru Attaku
English Name:   Psycho Ball Attack
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Saiko Soodo
English Name:   Psycho Sword
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   5
Hits (Heavy):   6
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KuChu Saiko Soodo
English Name:   Air Psycho Sword
Move Command:   jump, then  --O  |  \  + A / C
                                 O   O
Hits (Light):   5
Hits (Heavy):   6
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Saikikku Terepooto
English Name:   Psychic Teleport
Move Command:   |  \  --O + B / D
                O   O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
Move Type:      Athena appears to blur, then appears further away.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Nuu Saiko Rifurekutaa
English Name:   New Psycho Reflector
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   4  (Athena stands still)
Hits (Heavy):   7  (Athena leaps forward)
Comments:       This move will reflect most long-range projectiles.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Shainingu Kurisutaru Bitto
ENGLISH NAME:   Shining Crystal Bit
MOVE COMMAND:   O--  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C  (or, jump and perform)
                           O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   1 (can be 2, as a DM or SDM)
HITS (HEAVY):   1 (can be 2, as a DM or SDM)
COMMENTS:       Press A+B+C+D to cancel this move.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kurisutaru Shuuto
English Name:   Crystal Shoot
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1  (it moves forward if you're on the ground)
Hits (Heavy):   1  (it moves upward if you're on the ground)
Comments:       You can delay the firing of the projectile by holding
                down the button used.  She'll fire it diagonally
                downwards if you did the "Shining Crystal Bit" in air.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


SIE KENSOU

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hakkei
English Name:   Strong Discharge / Emission
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tomoe Nage
English Name:   Comma-style Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ChoKyuDan
English Name:   Super Ball Bullet
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuSoGeki
English Name:   Dragon Talon Attack
Move Command:   jump, then  |   /  O-- + A / C
                            O  O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuRenGa: ChiRyu
English Name:   Rapid Dragon Fang: Earth Dragon
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuRenGa: TenRyu
English Name:   Rapid Dragon Fang: Heaven Dragon
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuGakiSai
English Name:   Dragon Jaw Smash
Move Command:   O--  |   /  + B / D
                     O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  ShinRyu SeiKou Rekkyaku
ENGLISH NAME:   Dragon God Horrible Gleaming Tearing Leg
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + B
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   13 as a DM, 14 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  ShinRyu TenBu Kyaku
ENGLISH NAME:   Dragon God Heavenly Dance Kick
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + D
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (HEAVY):   14 as a DM, 15 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


CHIN GENTSAI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kyou-in Sake
English Name:   Strong Drink Sake (an alcoholic beverage)
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gyaku Kyaku Nage
English Name:   Reverse Leg Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  BouDanGeki - Jaku
English Name:   Gourd Basket Attack - Weak
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  BouDanGeki - Kyo
English Name:   Gourd Basket Attack - Strong
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + C
                O  O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuRinHoRai
English Name:   Willow Phosphorous Sagebrush Pigweed
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   6
Hits (Heavy):   13
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KaiTenTekiKuToKen
English Name:   Rotary Air Pierce Fist
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D  or  --O + B / D  
                    O   O   O                          (for Suikan Kan-O)
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Goes under certain attacks.  The 'hcf,B/D' version can
                also be used during the "BoGetsuSui".
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  SuiKan Kan-O
English Name:   Drunken Pipe Coil of Old Man
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
Comments:       He is partially invincible.  Cancel this move by pressing
                A+B+C+D, or follow with "Rotary Air Pierce Fist" or
                "Butterfly Type Land Fish".
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ChoShuRikuGyo
English Name:   Butterfly Attack Land Fish
Move Command:   --O + A / C  (for SuiKan Kan-O)
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ChoShuRikuGyo
English Name:   Butterfly Attack Land Fish
Move Command:   |  \  --O (hold forward) + A / C, A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
Comments:       Note that performing this special attack in this manner
                will completely bypass the SuiKan Kan-O animation.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  BoGetsuSui
English Name:   Full Moon Drunk
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D, move  O--  and/or  --O
                O  O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
Comments:       He is partially invincible and can dodge many attacks.
                Cancel this move by pressing A+B+C+D, or follow with
                RyuJa HanHo, RiGyo HanHo, or KaitenTekiKuToKen.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuJa HanHo
English Name:   Dragon Snake Anti-Strike
Move Command:   O + B  during BoGetsuSui
                |
Hits (Light):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RiGyo HanHo
English Name:   Carp Fish Anti-Strike
Move Command:   O + D  during BoGetsuSui
                |
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  GoRan EnHo
ENGLISH NAME:   Roaring Space Flame Burn
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O      O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
HITS (HEAVY):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
COMMENTS:       The A version goes upward, and the C version goes
                forward.  If you're using it as an SDM, the flames go
                out in all directions.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


============
WOMEN'S TEAM
============

KASUMI TODO

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Mukade Tatami
English Name:   Centipede Follow
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Katatsu-muri Gake
English Name:   Impossible Unreached Cliff
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kasane Ate
English Name:   Pile Aim
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kuchu Kasane Ate
English Name:   Sky Pile Aim
Move Command:   Jump, then |  \  --O + A / C
                           O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Haku Zan Tou
English Name:   Snowy Mountain Peach Tree
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tatsumaki Soda
English Name:   Tornado Raiser
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Messhin Mutou
English Name:   Body Destroying Invincible Technique
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Sasshou In Shu
English Name:   Deadly Palm Shadow Leg
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Cho Kasane Ate
ENGLISH NAME:   Super Pile Aim
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O      O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   5 as a DM, 7 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   5 as a DM, 7 as a SDM
COMENTS:        You can hold the button used to delay the attack.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


MAI SHIRANUI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Shiranui GouRin
English Name:   Shiranui Strong Confrontation
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  FuSha Kuzushi
English Name:   Windmill Demolisher
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Yume Zakura
English Name:   Dreaming Cherry Tree
Move Command:   jump, then O + C / D  (near)
                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KaChoSen
English Name:   Flower Butterfly Fan
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuEnBu
English Name:   Dragon Blaze Dance
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Musasabi no Mai
English Name:   Flying Squirrel Dance
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O--  (--O) + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       If you don't hold the button used during the this move,
                Mai will drop back to the ground.  If you're quick, you
                can add the forward press to make Mai jump to the
                opposite wall.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Musasabi no Mai
English Name:   Flying Squirrel Dance
Move Command:   Jump, then |   /  O-- + A / C
                           O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HishoRyuEnJin
English Name:   Flying Dragon Blaze Position
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + B / D
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi
English Name:   Certain Death Ninja Bees
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Cho Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi
ENGLISH NAME:   Super Certain Death Ninja Bees
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   5 as a DM, 14 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   5 as a DM, 14 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


KING

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hoorudo Rasshu
English Name:   Hold Rush
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hukuu Basutaa
English Name:   Hook Buster
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Benomu Sutoraiku
English Name:   Venom Strike
Move Command:   |  \  --O + B / D
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Daburu Sutoraiku
English Name:   Double Strike
Move Command:   |  \  --O  |  \  --O + B / D
                O   O      O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Toruneedo Kikku
English Name:   Tornado Kick
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   6
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Miraaju Kikku
English Name:   Mirage Kick
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Torappu Shooto
English Name:   Trap Shot
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + B / D
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   5
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Sepuraizu Roozu
English Name:   Surprise Rose
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Irrujon Dansu
ENGLISH NAME:   Illusion Dance
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   14 as a DM, 20 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   14 as a DM, 20 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


========
KIM TEAM
========

KIM KAPHWAN

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kubi Kiwame Otoshi
English Name:   Neck High Drop
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (close)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Sakkyaku Nage
English Name:   Deadly Leg Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (close)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiEnZan
English Name:   Flying Swallow Slash
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + B / D
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   4
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KuSaJin
English Name:   Sky Sand Dust
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + A / C
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HanGetsuZan
English Name:   Half Moon Slash
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiShoKyaku
English Name:   Flying Leg
Move Command:   jump, then  |  \  --O + B / D
                            O   O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  RyuSeiRaku
English Name:   Meteor Drop / Falling Star Drop
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + B / D
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Ho-O Kyaku
ENGLISH NAME:   Phoenix Leg
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  --O + B / D  (or, jump then perform)
                O  O       O
HITS (LIGHT):   12 as a DM, 18 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   12 as a DM, 18 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


CHAN KOEHAN

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ha Gan Geki
English Name:   Frustrated Expression Attack
Move Command:   O-- or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kusari Jime
English Name:   Chain Tighten/Choke
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tekkyu DaiKaiTen
English Name:   Iron Ball Big Revolve
Move Command:   Tap A/C repeatedly, then move  O--  and/or  --O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
Comments:       You can press A+B+C+D to cancel this attack.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tekkyu FunSaiGeki
English Name:   Iron Ball Smashing Attack
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + A / C
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tekkyu HiEnZan
English Name:   Iron Ball Flying Swallow Slash
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + B / D
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  DaiHaKai Nage
English Name:   Big Rending Destroyer Throw
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O + C  (near)
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Tekkyu DaiBoSo
ENGLISH NAME:   Iron Ball Big Reckless Run
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O   O       O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   11 as a DM, 17 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   11 as a DM, 17 as a SDM
MOVE TYPE:      Chang bangs his head, runs forward, and starts attacking
                his opponent.
COMMENTS:       This attack can end in one of six ways: slide, belly bop,
                Tekkyu HiEnZan, body drop, kick, or a roll.  All attacks
                cause the same amount of damage.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


CHOI BOUNGE

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Zujo Sashi
English Name:   Overhead Stab
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C / D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  TatsuMaki ShippuZan
English Name:   Tornado Gale Slash
Move Command:   Charge  |  O + A / C
                        O  |
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   13
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Shisso HiShoZan
English Name:   Dashing Soar Slash
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O + A / C
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiSho KuRetsuZan
English Name:   Flying Sky-Ripping Slash
Move Command:   Charge  |  O  or  O  or  O + B / D
                        O   \     |     /
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Unless you hold down the button used, Choi will simply
                drop to the ground after touching the edge of the
                screen.  Follow with Hoko Henkan.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  SenPuHiEnSaShi
English Name:   Whirlwind Flying Monkey Stab
Move Command:   Charge  O--  --O +  B / D
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Follow with Hoko Henkan.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HoKo HenKan
English Name:   Direction Change
Move Command:   any direction + A/B/C/D  (repeat 3 times)
Hits (Light):   1,1,1
Hits (Heavy):   1,1,1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HiShoKyaku
English Name:   Flying Leg
Move Command:   jump, then  |  \  --O + B / D
                            O   O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Shin!  ChouZetsu TatsuMaki ShinKuZan
ENGLISH NAME:   True!  Super Suppressed Tornado Vacuum Slash
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O              O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   1 as a DM, 2 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   1 as a DM, 2 as a SDM
COMMENTS:       Choi can move left/right during this move.  He is left
                open to attack when this move ends.  However, the
                whirlwind barrier will negate any projectile, even
                a Ha-O ShoKoKen or Crystal Shoot!  He can also juggle
                opponents with the SDM version several times.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


===========
YAGAMI TEAM
===========

IORI YAGAMI

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Saka Hagi
English Name:   Reverse Rip
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gyaku Saka Hagi
English Name:   Reversed Reverse Rip
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ge Shiki: MuHiki
English Name:   Outside Style: Dream Bullet
Move Command:   --O + A, A
Hits (Light):   1,1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ge Shiki: GouFu In "Shinigami"
English Name:   Outside Style: Thunder Axe Negative 'Death God'
Move Command:   --O + B
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuJuu Ori
English Name:   100 and [numbering sequence broken]
Move Command:   jump, then  O-- + B
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuHachi Shiki: YamiBarai
English Name:   Style No. 180: Dark Sweep
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hyaku Shiki: OniYaki
English Name:   Style No. 100: Demon Scorcher
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyakuNiJuuNana Shiki: AoiHana
English Name:   Style No. 207: Hollyhock Flower
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C  (repeat 3 times)
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1,1,1
Hits (Heavy):   1,1,1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  NiHyakuJuuNi Shiki: KotoZuki In
English Name:   Style No. 202: Koto Moon Negative
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KuzuKaze
English Name:   Scum Wind
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C  (near)
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
Comments:       This move switches sides with Iori and his opponent.
                His challenger is also momentarily left open to attack.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Kin SenNiHyakuJuu Isshiki: Ya Otome
ENGLISH NAME:   Forbidden 1201 Style: Eight Maidens
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   8 as a DM, 1 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   8 as a DM, 1 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


MATURE

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Desu Burou
English Name:   Death Blow
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Bakku Rasshu
English Name:   Back Rush
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Desurou
English Name:   Death Row
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C  (repeat x3)
                O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Metaru Masakaa
English Name:   Metal Massacre
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Desupeaa
English Name:   Despair
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Diisaido
English Name:   Decider
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Hebunzu Geito
ENGLISH NAME:   Heaven's Gate
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1
HITS (HEAVY):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


VICE

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Desu Burou
English Name:   Death Blow
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Bakku Rasshu
English Name:   Back Rush
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Autoreiji
English Name:   Outrage
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   8
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Reivunasu
English Name:   Ravenous
Move Command:   Jump, then  |   /  O-- + B / D
                            O  O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Goa Fesuto
English Name:   Gore Fest
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Diisaido
English Name:   Decider
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Negatibu Gein
ENGLISH NAME:   Negative Gain
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O  \   |   /  O-- + C
                      O  O  O              O  O  O
HITS (HEAVY):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


=========
BOSS TEAM
=========

GEESE HOWARD

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Tate KataTe Nage
English Name:   Long One-Hand Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Shinkuu Nage
English Name:   Vacuum Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Reppu Ken
English Name:   Violent Wind Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Daburu Reppu Ken
English Name:   Double Violent Wind Fist
Move Command:   |  \  --O + C
                O   O
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Ja Ei Ken
English Name:   Wicked Shadow Fist
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  JouDan Atemi Nage
English Name:   Upper Grade Strike Throw
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ChuDan Atemi Nage
English Name:   Middle Grade Strike Throw
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hisho Nichirin Zan
English Name:   Flying Sun Slash
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Raijingu Sutoomu
ENGLISH NAME:   Rising Storm
MOVE COMMAND:    /  --O  \   |   /  O--  \  + A / C
                O         O  O  O         O
HITS (LIGHT):   1
HITS (HEAVY):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


WOLFGANG KRAUSER

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kurifu Hangaa Doroppu
English Name:   Cliff Hanger Drop
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kaizaa Doraibaa 91
English Name:   Kaiser Driver 91
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Brittsu Booru (JouDan)
English Name:   Blitz Ball (Upper Level)
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / C
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Brittsu Booru (GeDan)
English Name:   Blitz Ball (Lower Level)
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Reggu Tomahooku
English Name:   Leg Tomahawk
Move Command:   |  \  --O + B / D
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kaizaa Kikku
English Name:   Kaiser Kick
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + B / D
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kaizaa Dyueru Sobatto
English Name:   Kaiser Dual Sobat
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + B / D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kaizaa Suupurekkusu
English Name:   Kaiser Suplex
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O + C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Kaizaa Ueibu
ENGLISH NAME:   Kaiser Wave
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                         O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1
HITS (HEAVY):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


MR. BIG

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Mirion Doru Basutaa
English Name:   Million Dollar Buster
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hai Rifuto Suruu
English Name:   High Lift Throw
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gurando Burasutaa
English Name:   Ground Blaster
Move Command:   |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kariforunia Romansu
English Name:   California Romance
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   2
Hits (Heavy):   5
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kureijii Doramu
English Name:   Crazy Drum
Move Command:   Press A / C repeatedly
Hits (Light):   3
Hits (Heavy):   3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kurosu Daibingu
English Name:   Cross Diving
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Supiningu Ransaa
English Name:   Spinning Lancer
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + B / D
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   4
Hits (Heavy):   11
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Burasutaa Ueibu
ENGLISH NAME:   Blaster Wave
MOVE COMMAND:   |  \  --O  |  \  --O + A / C
                O   O      O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   4 as a DM, 7 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   4 as a DM, 7 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


==============
KAGURA CHIZURU
==============

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ReiGetsu
English Name:   Moon Decree
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  KaiTen
English Name:   Revolving Heavens
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  HyaKatsu: TenJin no Kotowari
English Name:   100th Revival: Reasoning of the Heavenly Gods
Move Command:   --O  |  \  + A / C
                     O   O
Hits (Light):   6
Hits (Heavy):   6
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hyaku Hachi Katsu: TamaYura no ShitsuNe
English Name:   180th Revival: Sound of the Large Koto of the Trembling
                Jewel
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
Comments:       Can reflect projectiles.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  NiHyakuJuuNi Katsu: JinSoku no NoriTo
English Name:   202nd Resurrection: Quick Shinto Ritual Prayer
Move Command:   --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / B / C / D  (double tap to stop)
                      O  O  O
Hits (Light):   1  (Kagura's double)
Hits (Heavy):   1  (Kagura herself)
Comments:       A / C produces a upward hit, B / D produces a low
                hit.  Follow with TenZui.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  NiHyakkuJuuNi Katsu: JinSoku no NoriTo ~ TenZui
English Name:   202nd Resurrection: Quick Shinto Ritual Prayer ~
                Heavenly Congratulation 
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A / B / C / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   1  (Kagura's double)
Hits (Heavy):   1  (Kagura herself)
Comments:       You have to use the same button you used for "Jinsoku no
                Norito".
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  I-Men HachiJuuGo Katsu: ReiGi no Ishizue
ENGLISH NAME:   One Phase 85th Revival: Foundation (of) Zero Skill
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
HITS (HEAVY):   1  (as a DM or SDM)
COMMENTS:       If hit, her opponent will flash and cannot use special
                moves, DMs, or SDMs.  The effect lasts 10 seconds for the
                DM and SDM versions.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  I-Men Ikkatsu: SanRai no FuJin
ENGLISH NAME:   One Phase Self-Ressurection: Cloth Camp of the Three
                Rattling Winds
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O        O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   6/30  (as a DM or SDM)
HITS (HEAVY):   6/30  (as a DM or SDM)
COMMENTS:       Kagura can only use normal moves during the time that
                her double is on the screen.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


=======
GOENITZ
=======

Note that the translations may not be correct as they were done from
English and not Kanji/Kana.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Meifu no Mon
English Name:   Dark Wind of the Gates
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + C  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Soukatsu Satsu
English Name:   Deadly Full Control
Move Command:   O--  or  --O + D  (near)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Yonokaze
English Name:   Advancing Wind
Move Command:   O--  /  |  \  --O + A / B / C / D
                    O   O   O
Hits (Light):   1
Hits (Heavy):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Wanhyou Tokobuse
English Name:   Extraordinary Icy Talent
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + A
                O  O
Hits (Light):   8
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Wanhyou Mametsu
English Name:   Defacing Icy Talent
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + C
                O  O
Hits (Heavy):   8
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Hyouga
English Name:   Glacier
Move Command:   |   /  O-- + B / D
                O  O
Hits (Light):   0
Hits (Heavy):   0
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Shin Ya-Otome - Mizumi
English Name:   True Eight Maidens of the Lake
Move Command:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C
                O  O       O   O   O
Hits (Light):   7
Hits (Heavy):   7
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Shin Ya-Otome - Jissoukoku
ENGLISH NAME:   True Eight Maidens Cruel Implementation
MOVE COMMAND:   |   /  O--  /  |  \  --O + A / C  (low life + MAXed out)
                O  O       O   O   O
HITS (LIGHT):   7 as a DM, 11 as a SDM
HITS (HEAVY):   7 as a DM, 11 as a SDM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
JAPANESE NAME:  Yamidoukoku
ENGLISH NAME:   Gloom Accompany
MOVE COMMAND:   --O  \   |   /  O--  --O  \   |   /  O-- + A / C
                      O  O  O              O  O  O
HITS (LIGHT):   1
HITS (HEAVY):   1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


=============
ANY CHARACTER
=============

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gaado
English Name:   Guard  (better known as Block)
Move Command:   Hold  O--  or  /  (air)
                              O
Move Type:      You will get in a defensive position and take no damage
                from normal attacks, and only slight damage from special
                moves and DM / SDMs.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Dasshu
English Name:   Dash
Move Command:   Tap  --O,  --O
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ???
English Name:   Run
Move Command:   Tap  --O,  --O  (hold second press)
Comments:       Your character will run for as long as the second
                direction is held.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Bakkusteppu
English Name:   Backstep
Move Command:   Tap  O--,  O--
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Sho Janpu
English Name:   Small Jump  (better known as Hop)
Move Command:   Tap  O  or  O  or  O
                      \     |     /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Chu Janpu
English Name:   Middle Jump  (better known as Jump)
Move Command:   Press O  or  O  or  O
                       \     |     /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Dai Janpu
English Name:   Big Jump
Move Command:   Press  |, then  O  or  O  or  O
                       O         \     |     /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
English Name:   Small Afterimage Jump
Move Command:   Dash, then tap  O  or  O  or  O
                                 \     |     /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
English Name:   Middle Afterimage Jump
Move Command:   Dash, then press  O  or  O  or  O
                                   \     |     /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
English Name:   Instant Small Afterimage Jump
Move Command:   Tap  O  O  or  O  O
                      \  \    /  /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
English Name:   Instant Middle Afterimage Jump
Move Command:   Press  |   /  O--  O   or  |  \  --O  O
                       O  O         \      O   O     /
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
English Name:   Triangle Jump (?)
Move Command:   Press --O after jumping against the edge of the screen.
Comments:       Only Athena, Choi, Mai, and Mature can do this.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kinkyuu Kaihi Zen
English Name:   Emergency Evade Front  (better known as Forward Roll)
Move Command:   Press --O + A + B
Comments:       You are immune to some attacks while rolling.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Kinkyuu Kaihi Go
English Name:   Emergency Evade Behind  (better known as Backward Roll)
Move Command:   Press  A + B
Comments:       You are immune to some attacks while rolling.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Daun Kaihi
English Name:   Down Evade
Move Command:   Press A + B while falling in air.
Comments:       Note that this only works after you've been attacked
                in the air and are falling, not jumping.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Gaado Kanseru Kinkyuu Kaihi Go / Zen
English Name:   Guard Cancel Emergency Evade Front / Behind
                (better known as Guard Cancel Roll)
Move Command:   Block an attack, then press A + B to roll backward, or
                --O + A + B to roll forward.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
English Name:   Throw Escape
Move Command:   Press A + B just as your opponent tries to perform
                a normal throw on you.
Comments:       This must be done as a throw starts (when you see a blue
                flash).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Futtobashi Kougeki
English Name:   Strike Attack  (better known as Heavy Attack)
Move Command:   Press C + D while standing or jumping.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Engo Kougeki
English Name:   Cover Attack  (better known as Assistance Attack)
Move Command:   Tap A + B + C repeatedly when dizzied or when in an
                opponent's grab (not a throw) or repeated attack.
                There are four requirements in order for the Assistance
                Attack to work:

                1.  Your Life Gauge must be at 50% or lower.
                2.  You must be dizzy or being in a grab/repeated attack.
                    Grabs include Chang's Kusari Jime or Choi's Zujo
                    Sashi, while repeated attacks include Kensou's
                    RyuRenDa or Joe's BakuRetsuKen.
                3.  You must have an undefeated teammate left in your
                    party, and you must be near them (they have to be
                    on-screen) in order for this attack to work.  That
                    teammate must also have a friendly relationship with
                    the character you're using.
                4.  If your Life Gauge is lower than your opponent's,
                    or is _very_ low, that increases the chance of
                    the attack working.

                And that's about it!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  Chikara Tame
English Name:   Power Collect (better known as Power-Up)
Move Command:   Hold A + B + C
Comments:       You are vulnerable to attacks while powering-up.
                While you hold the buttons, your Power Gauge will
                slowly fill.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Japanese Name:  ChoHatsu
English Name:   Provoke  (better known as Taunt)
Move Command:   Press B + C
Comments:       You are open to attack while taunting, but you can
                cancel the taunt animation by performing any double-tap
                motion (such as dashing).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


=========================================================================
4.  GAME SECRETS
=========================================================================

PLAY AS THE BOSSES  (in any mode but Survivor)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
At the Member Select screen, hold Start (which makes your buttons
have no effect) and enter this code:

        Up + Y, Right + A,  Left + X,  Down + B

The screen will reappear, adding Chizuru Kagura to the right of Clark
and Goenitz to the left of Athena.  Also, the timer will reset.  If
you (or your opponent) had already selected a character before you
entered this code, you will have to re-pick your members.  Although
you do not need to beat the game before using the code, keep in mind
that you'll have to enter it each time you reset the game  (it cannot
be saved to memory, either).


DEMO SELECT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This trick lets you see either intermission, or even the ending, of
any team.  To activate it, you must play a game in TEAM PLAY and
beat the game without losing a match  (it's okay to lose a round).
You must choose to save your game (vs. Goenitz) even if you already
have one saved.  You can beat the game on any difficulty setting.
When the game ends, go to the Option menu and you'll see the DEMO
SELECT option underneath EXIT.  Remember, you can only see the demos
of a team you've beaten the game with, so you'll have to complete a
TEAM PLAY game with each team to get all the demos.  Also, you cannot
play a previously saved game to get a demo.


SECRET TEAMS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
You have to put in the Boss Code (see above) to play with the secret
teams, which both have their own intermissions/endings.  The first
team is the 'God's Caliber Team', which consists of Kagura, Kyo, and
Iori (any order).  The second team is the 'Goenitz Team', which
consists of Goenitz and two other characters (with the exception of
Kagura).


DISABLE SURVIVOR MODE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Simply press Start on the second controller when you're at the Mode
Select screen to disable Survivor (which can only be played by one
person).


ALTERNATE BEGINNING POSES
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Some characters will perform different poses before a round starts,
depending on who they are fighting.  The match-ups are:  Terry vs.
Geese, Clark vs. Ralf, or Kyo vs. Iori.  The setup can be reversed
as well (i.e. Iori vs. Kyo).


PREVENT POWER GAUGE CHARGING
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
For this trick to work, you'll have to set the controls to 'Simple'.
When your opponent tries to manually power-up (or when you want to
lower his Power Gauge), hold Back and hold down the Taunt button (Left
Shift).  Your character will continually start his taunt and
interrupt it with another taunt, lowering your challenger's Power Gauge
so fast that he cannot even charge it.  This looks pretty funny
(and is actually useful with some characters, like Benimaru).


GAME SAVE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you lose a match while playing, let the continue timer count down.
When it hits zero, you will be given an offer to save your battle
against whatever team you were fighting.  The only other time this
appears is after the staff roll when you beat the game (you can save
your game vs. Goenitz).  If you have a saved game, then you will be
prompted to load it after starting a new game.  You can have one saved
game in Team Play and Single Play at a time.


KNOWN BUGS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
So far, four have been found:

INFINITE DIZZY TRICK
This happened to me only once, so I'm unsure of exactly how it works.
What's interesting about it is that it is almost exactly like the
infinite stun trick in Samurai Shodown 3.  Here's what happened:

It was a Yuri vs. Mai match.  Yuri had no POW energy but did have
less than two units of life (aka desperation).  When I performed
and connected with her second DM, the Flying Phoenix Kick, Yuri
began kicking the air behind Mai, as if Mai was a few steps back.
When she finished, Mai slid forward and became frozen in one frame
of being dizzy (there was no sound effect).  She did not recover,
and I could move her around by walking around.  It finally ended
when I hit her with a special move (the Kooh-ken).  I don't know
what happens if time runs out or if you hit her with another DM or
even the SDM, though.  Although it's a long shot, I think this
glitch has something to do with the way information is taken from
the RAM cart during the game, simply because you can do a bug that
is very similar to it in SS3, which also uses a RAM cart.  Has this 
occurred to anyone else, or does anyone know a sure-fire way to make
it happen?


TEXT PROBLEM
Play in any mode with an edited team (or use one of the bosses in 
Single Mode).  Make sure the language is set to anything but Japanese.  
When you beat the game, you only get the first few lines of the ending
('these three heroes...' in English), but nothing else, and the game
hangs.  If you do beat the game with Japanese selected, then the game 
doesn't glitch.  This means, unfortunately, that you can't save your 
position at Goenitz if you beat the game with an edited team (unless
you're using Japanese).


RUN BACKWARDS
This also works on the arcade version of KOF '96.  Run towards your
opponent, then quickly tap up-back and return to holding forward.  If
you timing is correct, your character will continue to run forward,
but he'll move backward until he's at the edge of the screen, still
running.  The run ends if you let go of forward, jump, or do any
other motion.  The timing on this is really hard and it'll take more
than one try to get it to work.  Funny, if not exactly useful.  Keep
in mind that you don't have to do the trick before you reach your
opponent; you can just push against them while doing it.


WATCH OUT, CHOI!
This doesn't work with any other set of characters in the game, but:
if Kim does his Strong Kick throw (the turning leg slam) against
Choi, it does double damage.  (It doesn't count as a double-hit move,
but Choi's life drops once, then once again.  Pretty strange.  This
also works in the arcade.


=========================================================================
5.  GAME ENGINE
=========================================================================

COMBOS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Performing a combo (series of unblockable attacks) in KOF '96 is
relatively simple: special moves can be done without having to two-
in-one an attack or 'buffer' a special move.  The only time when an
attack is interrupted is when a special move takes the place of the
second hit of a two-hit attack.  Below are several examples of your
typical KOF combos:

Geese Howard  <4-hit combo>

    Jumping SK, Standing SK (first hit), Strong Reppuken

King  <12-hit combo>

    Standing SK (both hits), Strong Surprise Rose, Strong Tornado Kick

Ryo Sakazaki  <7-hit combo>

    Standing LP x2, Kyokugen-ryuu Renbuken, Strong Koho


Kasumi Todo  <8-hit combo>

    Jumping SP (both hits), Tatsumaki Soda, Jumping SP (both hits)
                                            or Haku Zan Tou

Choi Bounge  <13-hit combo>

    Strong Hishou Kyaku, Strong Tatsumaki Shippu Zan

Chang Koehan  <3-hit combo>

    Jumping SK, Crouching SP (first hit), Tekkyu Hi En Zan

Some of these are 'true' combos, like Geese or Chang's.  Others, like
Ryo, Kasumi, or King's are 'juggle' combos  (juggling is explained
in the next section).  One is not better than the other, but many of
the more damaging combos use juggles in them, although 'true' combos
are easier to do.  Overall, this section does not need much explanation
because KOF has a very simple combo system that is easy to learn.


JUGGLES
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A major part of KOF's combat engine is focused around juggles; attacks
that repeatedly knock an opponent around without letting him recover
or get a chance to retaliate.  Unlike combos, juggles are moves that
do not interrupt each other, but serve to keep an enemy in the air or
serve to inflict extra damage without fear of retaliation.  Most
juggles use special moves one after another, instead of being mixed in
with normal punches and kicks.

The following list shows what characters can juggle with which moves,
allowing you to experiment when you make your own juggle combos:

KEY
j  = Jumping            s  = Standing           c  = Crouching
\  = Followed by...     KA = Knockdown Attack  (Strike Attack)


NAME                    SPECIAL MOVE            INTO
Kyo Kusanagi            Ara Gami                Ku Kizu
                                                \ Migiri Ugachi
                                                  Nana Se
                                                Ya Sabi
                                                \ Migiri Ugachi
                                                  Nana Se
                        Doku Gami               Tsumi Yomi
                                                \ Batsu Yomi
                        Nue Tumi                OniYaki
                                                j  LP  LK  SP  SK
                                                s          SP
                                                c          SP
                        75 Shiki: Kai           OniYaki
                                                s  LP  LK  SP  SK
                                                c          SP

Benimaru Nikaido        Iai Geri                HandoSanDanGeri

Goro Daimon             Crouching SK            Kirikabu Gaeshi
                        Strike Attack

Andy Bogard             Zaneiken                Gadanko
                        GekiHekiHaiSuiSho       Shoryudan
                                                Kuhadan
                                                Cho Reppa Dan
                                                Cho Reppa Dan SDM
                                                j  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                s  LP          SK

Joe Higashi             BakuRetsuKen            BakuRetsuKen Finish

Ryo Sakazaki            Mokoraijinko            Koho
                        Kyokugen-ryuu Renbuken  Ko-O Ken
                                                Koho
                                                j  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                c          SP

Robert Garcia           Kyokugen-ryuu R. Kyaku  Ryuga
                                                j  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                s              SK
                                                c          SP

Yuri Sakazaki           Super Yuri Upper        Double Yuri Upper

Leona                   Ground Sabre            Sonic Kick
                                                Moon Slasher
                                                s  LP  LK  SP  SK
                                                c          SP  SK
                        Baltic Launcher         Moon Slasher
                                                X-Caliber
                                                Grand Sabre
                                                \ Sonic Kick
                                                j  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                s  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                c  LP      SP  SK

Clark                   Nalpalm Stretch         Flash Elbow
                        Rolling Cradler         Flash Elbow
                        Frankensteiner          Flash Elbow
                        Super Argentine B. B.   Flash Elbow

Kasumi Todo             Tatsumaki Soda          Light Haku Zan Tou
                                                j  LP  LK      SK  KA

King                    Surprise Rose           Tornado Kick

Kim Kaphwan             Strong Hishou Kyaku     Strong Hi En Zan

(This juggle only works if you're playing in SPECIAL mode.  That way,
there's no need to charge for the Hi En Zan.)

Choi Bounge             Hisho Kuretsuzan        Hoko Henkan
                                                \c             SK
                                                c              SK
                        Senpuu Hien Sashi       Hoko Henkan
                                                \c             SK
                        Hoko Henkan             Hoko Henkan
                                                \c             SK
                                                c              SK

Iori Yagami             AoiHana                 AoiHana
                                                \ AoiHana
                        Light AoiHana           Light AoiHana
                                                \ Light Oniyaki

Mature                  Light Death Row         Light Death Row
                                                \ Light Death Row
                        Light Death Row         Light Death Row
                                                \ Strong Death Row
                        Light Death Row         Strong Death Row
                                                \ Strong Death Row
                        Light Death Row         Strong Death Row
                                                \Light Death Row
                        Strong Death Row        Light Death Row
                        Strong Death Row        Strong Death Row

Chizuru Kagura          Reigi no Ishizue        j  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                \       any...
                                                s  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                \       any...
                                                c  LP  LK  SP  SK
                                                \       any...
                        Reigi no Ishizue SDM    j  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                \       any...
                                                s  LP  LK  SP  SK  KA
                                                \       any...
                                                c  LP  LK  SP  SK
                                                \       any...

Remember, most of these juggles only work in the corner of the screen.


DOUBLE-HITS
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Double-hits are normal attacks that hit twice, making them very useful
in combos.  In most cases, you can get both hits off of the double-hit,
then do a special move, adding extra damage to your combo.  A list of
each character's double-hits is as follows:

Strong Punch:

        ANDY            CHANG           CHIN (1)        CHOI (2)
        CLARK           GEESE (2)       GOENITZ (3)     KASUMI (1)
        KENSOU (3)      KIM             LEONA           MATURE
        Mr. BIG (4)     TERRY           VICE

Strong Kick:

        CHIN            GEESE           GOENITZ         KIM  (1)
        KING            LEONA           MATURE (5)      ROBERT
        VICE (5)

Weak Kick:

        MATURE (6)      VICE (6)

(1)  Done while jumping.
(2)  Done while jumping; hits three times.
(3)  Done from further away.
(4)  Can be done from further away or done while jumping.
(5)  Can be done while standing or crouching.
(6)  Can be done while standing or jumping.

Unless otherwise noted, all double-hits are done from up close while
standing.


MULTI-HITS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A strange new addition to KOF '96 are multi-hits, moves that can
hit more than one time by using joystick motions.  It's a little
confusing, but multi-hits cause a fair amount of damage and some
can be comboed.  To use a multi-hit, you cannot have a maxed out
POW bar, nor can you be in 'desperation', or else you'll perform
your characters' Desperation Move.  The multi-hits are:

CHANG KOEHAN

a)  Perform the following command when close to your opponent:

                | + Strong Punch, (release Strong Punch)
                O

    <Chang will fling his iron ball upwards>

b)  Then, quickly perform the following command during the animation
    frames of the initial Strong Punch:

               --O  \   |   /  O-- + Strong Punch
                     O  O  O

    <Chang will pause during the last frames of animation and the
    ball will register a second hit>

    Remember!  Do both steps as quickly as possible.  If you hesitate
    for too long after releasing SP, you won't be able to do the
    next motion in time for the second hit.  Also, be sure to not
    let go while pressing down too early or you'll do a standing
    Strong Punch, not a crouching one.


ROBERT GARCIA

a)  Perform the following command when close to your opponent:

                --O, (release), Strong Punch

    <Robert will throw a Strong Punch>

b)  Then, quickly perform the following command during the animation
    frames of the initial Strong Punch:

                O--  /  |  \  --O + Strong Punch
                    O   O   O

    <Robert will continue to extend his arm for a second hit>

Alternately, Robert can perform his multi-hit like so:

a)  Perform the following command when close to your opponent:

                |, (release), Strong Punch
                O

    <Robert will throw a Strong Punch>

b)  Then, quickly perform the following command during the animation
    frames of the initial Strong Punch:

                --O  \   |   /  O-- + Strong Punch
                      O  O  O

    <Robert will continue to extend his arm for a second hit>

    As with his first multi-hit, you must do both steps quickly,
    before the animation frames end.

Robert has THREE multi-hits;  the two listed above, and Chang's, which
Robert can perform in the same way.  When done, he will perform a
rising uppercut that hits twice.


RYO SAKAZAKI
Do his multi-hit just like either of Robert's, but _hold_ Strong
Punch instead of tapping it for step B.  Ryo will extend his arm
for three hits total.  If you just tap SP once, he will only hit
twice.

Ryo can also perform Chang's multi-hit (meaning that he has three
of them as well as Robert), but he only gets two hits even if Strong
Punch is held instead of tapped.  When done, he performs a rising
fist while kneeling that hits twice.  Don't be too slow or you'll
do the Moko Raijin Ko instead!


YURI SAKAZAKI
Yuri can use Robert's first multi-hit, but it must be done _very_
quickly considering how fast she is.  You'll do the Hundred Blows
Attack if you're too sloppy, so practice this one a lot!  If you
do it correctly, Yuri's arcing, rising fist will connect twice.


THE POWER GAUGE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This bar, located at the bottom of the screen, tells you how much
Power energy you and your opponent currently have.  POW energy can
be gained in two ways:  by 'charging up' your POW energy manually,
and by getting attacked (attacks don't have to connect to increase
POW energy; they can be blocked).  Eventually, the Power Gauge will
become maxed out and turn blue.  During this time, several things
happen:

- You gain the ability to use both the Guard Cancel Emergency Evade
  Front and Back (doesn't decrease POW energy).
- Your attacks inflict more damage/are delivered with more force.
- You have the option of performing the Desperation Move (DM).
- If your life is less than two sections, the Super Desperation
  Move (SDM) is available as well.

Once the Power Gauge is full, it begins to diminish rapidly, meaning
that unless you use the benefits of having a full bar quickly, you'll be
out of luck.  You still have all of the above abilities as long as the
bar is maxed out (even if there is only a sliver of blue left in the bar).

The rate that POW energy decreases depends on various factors.  As
a general rule, though, it decreases slower if charged manually, and
faster if charged via special moves.  While maxed out, the Power Gauge
can only be emptied by performing a DM or SDM.  At any other time,
the Power Gauge can be partially depleted if the other player performs
a taunt.  Repeated taunts can completely empty a bar, but have no
effect on the amount of energy remaining in a maxed out Power Gauge.
You may notice that a maxed out Power Gauge looks different depending
on whether you have little life left or not; it doesn't have any
bearing on the game, though.


DESPERATION MOVES
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Each character's life bar (located at the top of the screen) consists
of six and one-half segments.  Obviously, this bar lets you know how
much life you have left and how much damage an attack has inflicted
upon you.  When the life bar is empty, you lose the round.  Like the
Power Gauge, though, the life bar has an important purpose; when it is
reduced to less than 2 sections it starts flashing red.  This is
known as the 'desperation period' because a player starts getting
pretty desperate--he's almost finished, after all!  During the
desperation period, you can perform a Desperation Move without having
to use POW energy.  What's more, you can continue to use the DM over
and over, since the life bar doesn't diminish (unless you get hit,
of course!)  If you do max out your Power Gauge, then performing a DM
makes you do a special version called the SDM; such moves usually
have a better range, hit more times, inflict more damage, etc.  An
example of this would be Kagura's DM, the Zero Tactics' Ishizue.
Normally, this move makes her walk forward and attack for six hits.
If done as an SDM, the move makes her walk almost all the way across
the screen and she can hit up to thirty times!  The advantages of
SDMs should be apparent now.

However, the ability to use DMs and SDMs are the only advantages to
having low life.  You don't inflict extra damage or gain new rolls,
etc.  This doesn't mean that entering the desperation period is bad;
although you have low life, you also become significantly more deadly
than before.  In some situations, it may be an advantage to let
yourself lose enough life to gain desperation abilities!
An interesting note:  many of the 'one-hit, knockdown' type DMs and
SDMs can juggle for two hits if the opponent jumps toward them
while in the corner.  Examples of these include Athena's Shining
Crystal Bit, Chin's Go Ran En Po, Choi's Shin! Chozetsu Tatsumaki
Shinkuu Zan, Geese's Rising Storm, and Kyo's Orochi Nagi.



GUARD BREAK AND COUNTERS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Surprisingly, SNK has removed the overheads found in KOF '95; these
attacks could be used to injure a person who was crouch blocking.

Replacing it is the 'guard break' concept, which is the same for
everyone.  It states that if an opponent repeatedly blocks attacks (of
any kind), he will eventually be hit by an attack even if he is trying
to block.  Simply put, a blocking opponent will be hit after blocking
ten or so times rapidly.  This does not affect each block, only
repeated blocks (like when you block a multi-hit move, such as Terry's
Rising Tackle).  As cheap as this sounds, the hit character only
receives marginal damage and cannot be hit more than once, even if the
move can hit multiple times.  Any attack can guard break, except for
certain DMs/SDMs.  Some guys can be really aggressive with the guard
break concept, like Kim or Choi (using the Hishou Kyaku repeatedly
guarantees a guard break after 2-3 attempts).

Opposite to guard breaks are counters, of which there are two types.
The first type can be done by anyone: attack while being attacked.
Whether this is a normal attack, special move, or knockdown depends
on the character and the type of attack used.  Although risky,
counters are an alternative to blocking (risking a guard break), or
rolling (which is sometimes too short a distance to escape an attack).
Some moves, like Ralf's Gatling Attack, work very well as a counter.
Depending on what type of move you're using, it's possible to get a
Rush combo or critical hit _and_ a counter at the same time.
The second type of counter is the 'automatic' kind, that only Kasumi
and Geese can use.  When the counter is performed, they get in a
defensive stance for a half-second.  If they are attacked during
this time, they take no damage and reverse the attack, injuring their
opponent.  Unlike 'attack' counters, the automatic counters are only
effective against certain attacks (only mid-level, only high, etc.)
Kyo's Nue Tsumi can be used like an 'automatic' counter, but differs
from other counters in that it still inflicts damage whether it
counters or not.


=========================================================================
6.  GAME MODES AND OPTIONS
=========================================================================

The following options appear at the MODE SELECT screen after you press
Start:

TEAM PLAY
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is the classic KOF battle.  Pick three characters and then fight
against nine other teams and the two bosses to become the King of
Fighters.  During Team Play, the teams you face will either be the
normal teams or they'll all be edited teams (excluding the Boss Team,
which never splits up).


TEAM VS.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just like TEAM PLAY, but you can fight a friend.


SINGLE PLAY
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This pits the character of your choice against one member of each
team (and the two bosses), meaning that you must go through eleven
battles to beat the game.  Instead of fighting one round, you must
win two rounds to win the match.  You begin each round with a full
life bar instead of having to earn it back.


SINGLE VS.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just like SINGLE PLAY, but you can fight a friend.  Unlike SINGLE
PLAY, all life is totally restored for both players after each
round and each match.


SURVIVOR
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This mode nothing more than an improved version of the SINGLE ALL
mode from KOF '95.  Like SINGLE PLAY, you play with one character,
and can only regain life at the end of each round, but you must
fight entire teams (thankfully, in normal, one-round matches) before
going on to face the bosses.  Like TEAM PLAY, your rival teams may
be standard, or they may be 'edited' teams.  In this mode, the amount
of time it takes you to beat the game is shown and counted on-screen,
not to mention the number of enemies you have left to kill.  If you
win, you can enter your initials.  Afterwards, you have the option of
loading data for your highest score each time you play.  The
character's name, score, and amount of time it took to beat the entire
Survivor battle is listed.

You can enter your initials if your score is high enough after you
beat Goenitz (or are killed).  The top five highest scores appear
after the demo at the start of the game.


OPTION
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can select each option by pressing Up or Down, and scroll through
the choices available (if applicable) by pressing Left, Right, A, or B.
The available options are:

LEVEL SELECT            Determines the game's difficulty.  Choose from
                        1-BEGINNER to 8-EXPERT.

PLAY TIME               Changes the speed of the timer.  Choose from
                        1-SLOW to 5-FAST.

LANGUAGE                Choose from JAPANESE, ENGLISH, SPANISH, or
                        PORTUGUESE.  This option affects the 
                        opening demo, win quotes, and endings only.

PLAY STYLE              Choose from NORMAL, SIMPLE, or SPECIAL (see
                        the PLAY STYLE section for more details).

PAD SET                 Lets you assign the four attack buttons to
                        X, Y, A or B on your control pad.

STAGE SELECT            Determines the stage you fight at in TEAM VS.
                        or SINGLE VS. mode.  Choose from OFF (the
                        stage is randomly chosen) to 0A GOENITZ.

MEMORY CHECK            The game takes a few seconds to check the
                        memory of your Saturn.

EXIT                    Returns you to the MODE SELECT screen.

DEMO SELECT             Appears when you beat the game without dying.
                        Consult the GAME SECRETS section for more 
                        details.

All options are automatically saved to memory  (you must erase your
game's memory to disable DEMO SELECT, delete any high scores, or
return the options to default).


PLAY STYLE 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Normally, the controller's buttons have no function except for X, Y,
A, and B.  In the Option menu, you can go into PLAY STYLE and change
the functions of C, Z, L, and R as well.  This is how the other two
options work:

SIMPLE STYLE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
With this style activated, pressing C causes the Knockdown Attack
(which can be used while standing or jumping), pressing Z makes you
perform the Retreat Roll (if you hold forward and press Z, you'll
do the Forward Roll), pressing L makes you Taunt, and pressing R
makes you do the Manual POW Charge for as long as R is held down.


SPECIAL STYLE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
When this style is activated, C, Z, L, and R all perform special moves
when they are pressed (think KOF '95 for PSX).  Below is a chart that
shows which button does what move:

     KYO KUSANAGI            BENIMARU NIKAIDO        GORO DAIMON
C    75 Shiki: Kai           Iai Geri                Cho Oosotogari
Z    OniYaki                 Super Inazuma Kick      Cho Ukemi
L    KotoZuki You            Shinku Katategoma       TenChi Gaeshi
R    DokuGakuTori            RaiJinKen (1)           JiRaiShin

     TERRY BOGARD            ANDY BOGARD             JOE HIGASHI
C    Rising Tackle           Zaneiken                Slash Kick
Z    Power Dunk              Shoryudan               Tiger Kick
L    Burn Knuckle            Kuuhadan                Ougon no Kakato
R    Power Wave              Hishoken                Hurricane Upper

     RYO SAKAZAKI            ROBERT GARCIA           YURI SAKAZAKI
C    Hienshippukyaku         Hienshippukyaku         Rai-O Ken
Z    Koho                    Ryuga                   Super Yuri Knuckle
L    Kyokugen. RenBuKen      Kyokugen. RenBuKyaku    Super Yuri Mawashi
R    Ko-O Ken                Ryuugekiken             Ko-O Ken

     LEONA                   RALF                    CLARK
C    X-Caliber               Kyuukouka Baku. Punch   Rolling Cradler
Z    Moon Slasher            Gatling Attack          Frankensteiner
L    Baltic Launcher         Ralf Kick               Super Argentine B.B.
R    Ground Sabre            Vulcan Punch            Vulcan Punch

     ATHENA ASAMIYA          SIE KENSOU              CHIN GENTSAI
C    New Psycho Reflector    Ryu Renga: ChiRyu       RyuRinHouRai
Z    Psycho Teleport         Ryu Gaku Sai            Kaiten TekiKuu. (4)
L    Psycho Sword (1)        Ryu Renga: Ten Ryu      Boudangeki (5)
R    Psycho Ball Attack (2)  Cho Kyuu Dan (3)        Boudangeki Kyou

     KASUMI TODO             MAI SHIRANUI            KING
C    Sasshou In Shu          Hishou RyuEnJin         Tornado Kick
Z    Messhin Mutou           Ryu En Bu (6)           Mirage Kick
L    HakuZanTou              Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi  Surprise Rose
R    Kasane Ate (1)          Kacho Sen               Venom Strike

     KIM KAPHWAN             CHANG KOEHAN            CHOI BOUNGE
C    Ku Sa Jin               Tekkyu Dai Kaiten       Hishou Kyaku (7)
Z    Hi En Zan               Tekkyu Hi En Zan        Tatsumaki Shippu Zan
L    RyuSei Raku             Dai Hagai Nage          Senpuu Hien Sashi
R    Han Getsu Zan           Tekkyu Funsai Geki      Shisso Hisho Zan

     IORI YAGAMI             MATURE                  VICE
C    KotoZuki In             Metal Massacre          Gore Fest
Z    OniYaki                 Despair                 Ravenous (9)
L    Kuzu Kaze               Decider                 Decider
R    Yami Barai              Death Row (8)           Outrage (9)

     GEESE HOWARD            WOLFGANG KRAUSER        MR. BIG
C    Jaeiken                 Kaiser Dual Sobat       Kalifornia Romance
Z    Hishou Nichirin Zan     Kaiser Kick             Cross Diving
L    Reppuken                Blitz Ball Lower        Spinning Lancer
R    Reppuken (5)            Blitz Ball Upper        Ground Blaster

     CHIZURU KAGURA                                  GOENITZ
C    Tenjin no Kotowari                              Wanhyou Tokobuse
Z    Jinsoku no Norito (10)                          Wanhyou Mametsu
L    Tamayura no Shitsune                            Hyuuga
R    Sanrai no Fujin (11)                            Yonokaze (10)


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(1)   Can also be used in mid-air.
(2)   Performs the Phoenix Arrow if used in mid-air, and performs
      the Crystal Shoot pressed while using the Shining Crystal
      Bit DM or SDM.
(3)   Performs the Ryu Sou Gaki if used in mid-air.
(4)   Can be used during the Bougetsu Sui.
(5)   The Light Punch version is used.
(6)   Performs the Musasabi no Mai if used in mid-air.
(7)   Can only be used in mid-air.
(8)   Can be repeated three times (but will only combo for 6 hits).
(9)   Performs the Ravenous if used in mid-air.
(10)  The Strong Kick version is used.
(11)  This is a Desperation Move that requires POW energy to use.

You cannot make one of the above four buttons do a special move other
than what they have been programmed to perform, and they will not have
any function (i.e. a normal attack) if done while jumping  (unless the
special move can be done in mid-air).  If pressed while crouching, the
special move will be done normally.  Keep in mind that some moves will
not work unless you're close to your opponent.  Also, moves that have
more than one sequence (like Mature's Death Row) can be done by
pressing the button that does the first attack repeatedly.  All moves
are done with Strong Attack, unless the move itself uses one button or
is otherwise noted.


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7.  REVISION HISTORY
=========================================================================

v1.0 - All moves in, as well as the # of hits per move.  Several
       codes/tricks as well as sections on gameplay.
v1.1 - Juggle chart for Kyo's Nue Tumi added, as well as Kim's
       double-hit.  Included info on Kyo's SDM, SDMs in general,
       and two more glitches.  Also made various corrections.
v1.2 - Now found in a new location, too (look at the top of the FAQ!)
v1.3 - Added information about Survivor Mode scores.  More
       corrections/mistakes fixed.
v1.4 - The moveslist has been completely redone, and so other sections
       have been changed, too.  This information comes from the KOF '96
       manual and my KOF '97 FAQ.


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8.  AUTHOR'S NOTE
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A note on the setup of this FAQ -- I'm only using 'him, he' and so on
because it's faster to type.  No offense is intended towards female
gamers.  Also, the number of hits per move in 'THE TEAMS' section is
for _each hit_.  For example, Iori's Deadly Flower hits three times,
but only once per hit, which is why 1/1 is given instead of 3/3.  The
same applies to Mature's Death Row.  Always remember; if there is
a combo/juggle/special move that doesn't seem to work or inflict the
listed number of hits, keep in mind that your location, size of your
opponent, and whether or not you're maxed out or not can all affect
what's going on.  Everything in this FAQ has been tested repeatedly
to make sure it works.

I had a lot of fun making this FAQ because KOF '96 is such an enjoyable
game.  Anyone who doesn't yet own an import game should really consider
picking this one up, since you can make the game display messages in
English or other languages, (not that it's that important in a fighting
game...) which is a nice touch.  If you already own a RAM cart, then
you can purchase KOF '96 for even less.  (If you don't own one, and
don't own KOF '95 either, then get the double-pack!  Awright!!)  This
game will probably surface in the US on the PlayStation, but Saturn
owners will be better off getting this game, since SNK seems to have
a policy against Saturn conversions appearing stateside.

Thanks goes to...

Galen Tatsuo Komatsu
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- The original Japanese names for Goenitz's moves taken from his KoF '96
  FAQ.

CGN
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- Sending me info on the game and for having such great prices.

Lancer  (lancer@pacific.net.sg)
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- For most characters' move names.  Also for the actual moves
  and move names for the bosses (taken from his KOF arcade FAQ
  v1.95).

Sie Kensou/BBH  (kensou@ix.netcom.com / lordbbh@aol.com)
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- How to perform the 'special' multi-hits for Ryo, Robert, etc.
  (this was modified a bit) and a couple of juggles (taken from
  his KOF combo FAQ v2.0).

CJayC  (gamefaqs@gamefaqs.com)
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- Hosting my FAQs at his FAQ archive site.

Charles Mac Donald  (cgfm2@hooked.net)
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- For hosting my FAQs at his page, letting me e-mail/post, and the
  'disable Survivor mode' trick.

Any comments, criticism, questions, etc. should be directed to the
e-mail address at the top of this document.

 Unpublished work Copyright 1996-2001 Chris MacDonald