Hokuto No Ken 7 FAQ/Move list
                   For the Super Famicom Fighting Game
                   By Kenshiro Souke <kenshiro_souke@hotmail.com>
                   June 22, 2000




         Hokuto No Ken 7 Seiken Retsuden - Denshousha he no Michi
               Legend of the Holy Fists - Legendary Road



Disclaimer
Why I made this FAQ
What You Should Know About Hokuto No Ken
Gameplay
Fighters and their Moves
Credits


Disclaimer:

Okay, I don't want anyone using this FAQ on their website, selling, or 
distributing this FAQ in any way without my permission.



Why I Made This FAQ:


I made this FAQ because as a fan of Hokuto No Ken (Fist of the North Star) I 
believe that information should be out there on how to play a fighting game 
made from the Anime.  Although this game is not as good as Hokuto No Ken 6 
before it, Hokuto No Ken 7 does need to be recognized.  It is a fighting 
game modeled after Street Fighter with many moves and characters.  Fans of 
the series will recognize there are tons of Nanto fighters and only two 
Hokuto fighters which is interesting.  Hokuto No Ken 7 is a fighting game 
for fans of the Anime but still worth acknowledging.  The moves and match 
ups are interesting and that's the whole idea.  The game doesn't really have 
a story like the first one, Hokuto No Ken 7 was made for fans to play their 
"Dream Matches" with the various characters that are in the game.

What You Should Know About Hokuto No Ken:

Hokuto No Ken is an Anime known as Fist of the North Star in the United 
States and as different titles in several other countries.   The story takes 
place in a post-apocalyptic era where the entire world is in ruin and 
technology is no longer of use.  The world is plagued by ruthless thugs 
preying on the weak so they can obtain food and water.  Amidst this chaotic 
struggle for life exists Kenshiro.   Kenshiro is the master of Hokuto 
Shinken (North Dipper God Fist) and this deadly martial arts style is 
capable of destroying a man by triggering pressure points in the body.  The 
opposite style he encounters is Nanto Seiken (South Dipper God Fist) which 
focuses on destroying the body from the outside.   He journeys to rescue his 
true love Julia from Shin, a Nanto Seiken fighter who became jealous and 
abducted her.   That is basically the central premise of the story but of 
course it soon becomes more than that.  For more information please join my 
club at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/fistofthenorthstargames and my members 
and I would be happy to help you if you have any more questions.


Gameplay:

The game plays pretty straight forward.  If you played Street Fighter you 
should have no trouble adapting to this fighting game.  The only difference 
is that you have an energy bar that builds up beneath your health bar that 
can give you three different super attacks.  You can choose to let the 
energy bar go up to perform the super attack you would like by pressing the 
R button, or you could use that energy to perform a barrier to an attack 
using the fighter's aura.   Either way the spiritual energy that comes in 
battle is useful nonetheless.

Up:  Jump
Down:  Crouch
Left:  Move back/Block
Right:  Move forward
A: Strong Kick
B: Kick
X: Strong Punch
Y: Punch
L: Barrier
R: Super Attack
START:  Pause

There are three different modes of battle: Story, Battle and Freeplay. 
Unfortunately in Story Mode you can only use Kenshiro, but in Battle and 
Freeplay you can play as any of the fighters except for the bosses Heart and 
Fang.   Note that although the energy bar may go a little slow in Story Mode 
it goes much faster in Battle Mode!


Fighters and their Moves:



Kenshiro

The Savior of the Century's End...he is the man with seven wounds on his 
chest and is the legendary Hokuto Shinken successor.  Guided by strange 
fate, love and sadness reward him with the ultimate fighting skills.

Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken   Y (rapidly)
Senju Kai Ken: X (rapidly)
Zankai Ha:  Toward, Down (X or Y)
Hishou Ujou Kyaku:  Jump + B
Shouryuu Tou Ha: Down, Up (X or Y)
Hokuto Goushou Ha I: Away, Toward (X or Y)

Hokuto Goushou Ha II: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Shichishisei Ten:  R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Musou Tensei: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

Although much more lean and cut in this game than he was in Hokuto No Ken 6, 
Kenshiro is still the Fist of the North Star!  He's probably the best 
fighter to use of course.  He can now do two different Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken 
attacks and can even do a Hishou Ujou Kyaku which is a mid-air multi-kick 
attack which is very useful.   Kenshiro has a wide variety of attacks such 
as fireballs and energy fist attacks.  But he still has the same old bag of 
tricks including the Shichishisei Ten and his Musou Tensei which 
unfortunately doesn't look as good or lasts as long as it did in Hokuto No 
Ken 6.  But still, Kenshiro is the best fighter to use.  Use him mainly 
offensively but he is also a great defensive fighter.

Raoh

The oldest and tallest of the four Hokuto brothers, he is the Conqueror of 
the Century's End. To be the strongest
man on earth, he has discarded all emotions
including love. His ambition is to rule to Heavens!

Tenshou Honretsu: Y (rapidly)
Mousou Insatsu: Down-Away, Toward + B, later Y
Zankai Ha:  Toward, Down (X or Y)
Myoudan Touken: X(rapidly)
Goushou Ryuurai:  Down-Toward,Up + X
Mou Shou Ha I:  Away, Down-Toward (X or Y)

Mou Shou Ha II:  R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Goutou Bakuka:  R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Musou Tensei: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

Tough as ever before and now with more moves to be bludgeon the enemy with.  
He has his multi-hit Tenshou Honretsu and for a Super he can do a Goutou 
Bakuka which is a super multi-hit fist attack that increases his range by 
combining his fists with energy.  Like in the series, Raoh, too can perform 
Musou Tensei just like Ken but with the same dismal results.   Use Raoh 
offensively at all times, he is very powerful.


Shin

He is one of the six Nanto Seiken fighters and he
represents the male martyr star and is the successor
of the Nanto Lone Eagle style. He steals
Kenshiro's fiance Julia because he lives for
love and is destined to be martyred by love. The
seven wounds on Kenshiro's chest were engraved by
this man.

Gokuto Ken:  Down-Toward + B
Ko Ha Ryuu: Toward (X or Y)
Kikei Ha:  Away, Down-Toward (A or B)
Nanto Tensou Kyaku:  Toward, Down (A or B)
Gokuto Juuji Ha I:  Down-Toward (X or Y)

Gokuto Juuji Ha II: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Gokusou Juuji Ken: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Tenbu Sosai Ken:  R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

Shin finally appears in a fighting game and he sure proves his worth! 
Probably the second cheapest character in the game besides Shuu, he can 
easily bombard his enemies with fireballs and flying kicks leaving the enemy 
unable to do anything!  Use Shin offensively by repeatedly firing off Gokuto 
Kens and Kikei Has and doing a powerful super as soon as possible!

Rei

He is one of the six Nanto Seiken fighters who represents the Male Star
of Justice and is the magnificent successor of the Nanto Swan style. Both of 
his parents were murdered and his younger sister Aili has been taken away.  
Like a hungry wolf in the wilderness, he is angry and searching for the man 
with seven
wounds on his chest.

You Satsu Ken: Toward (X or Y)
You Shou Kyaku: Down-Toward (A or B)
Hishou Hakurei:  Jump + X
Yousou Kyakubu: Down, Up (X or Y)
You Sou Ha I:  Away, Toward (X or Y)

You Sou Ha II: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Hishou Kouryuu Geki: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Danko Sousai Ken: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

Rei returns for more a second time and this time has more aggressive moves!  
He can attack mid air with the Hishou Hakurei and has many fireball and 
charging attacks.  As before his supers are great and do lots of damage.  
Definitely a great offensive fighter! Give him a shot!

Shuu

He is one of the Six Southern Cross Holy Fists who represents the Male Star 
of Virtue and is the successor of the legendary Nanto
White Heron style. He is destined to live for
the hope of the future... there was a time where
he removed his sight to save a young Kenshiro's life. He is a
very deeply loving man.

Res Satsu Ken: Toward (X or Y
Hakuro Hishou Kyaku: Down-Toward (A or B)
Hakuro Tensou Kyaku: Toward, Down (A or B)
Hakuro Senbuu Satsu: Away, Down-Toward (A or B)
Hakuro Shu Ha I: Down-Toward (X or Y)

Hakuro Shu Ha II:  R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Hakuro Gou Kyaku: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Rekkyaku Kuubu: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

Shuu finally appears in a fighting game and is definitely worth a shot!  
Like Shin, he has a host of moves that you can do repetitively making him 
the cheapest fighter in the game!  You can do any of his moves repeatedly 
and the enemy will easily fall.  Again, another great offensive fighter!


Souther

He is one of the Six Southern Cross Holy Fists who
represents the male star of leadership and is
the Nanto Phoenix successor.  He is also known as the Emperor.
To separate himself from the time when he was a young
child and loved his teacher, he has a love for sadness.
Therefore, he doesn't love and hates it.

Hou Zan Geki:  Toward (X or Y)
Hou Bu Kyaku: Down-Toward (A or B)
Hou Yokusei Kyaku:  Charge Away, Toward, Down + B
Houou Tensou Kyaku:  Toward, Down (A or Y)
Kyokusei Juuji Ken I:  Toward, Down + X
Houou Shouten Kyaku I:  B or A rapidly

Kyokusei Juuji Ken II: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Houou Shouten Kyaku II: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Tenshou Juuji Hou: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

The mighty Souther emerges once again as the most powerful Nanto fighter to 
choose from.  He also has the same cool Egyptian theme from Hokuto No Ken 6! 
With his fast gliding abilities and invulnerability to ordinary moves make 
him the best fighter to pick from.  He must be played defensively which is a 
lot of work.  If he gets hit with a special move his invincibility will no 
longer work and ordinary attacks will then be successful, so be sure to 
avoid every special move the enemy does and defeat them before they can 
touch you.   His supers are wonderful and can easily destroy the enemy.

Juuza

Juuza of the Clouds is one of the Nanto Goshasei. He is
a man without restrictions and loves freedom.

Shou Tou Haisui Ken: Jump + X
Gekiheki Haisui Kyaku: Away, Down-Toward + A
Fun Sai Ken:  Toward, Down-Toward (X or Y)
Hensou Yuui Kyaku:  Toward + B, Away + A
Gekiretsu Haisui Ken: Toward + Y, X
Sei Zan Geki I:  Away, Toward (X or Y)

Sei Zan Geki II: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level One
Hishou Ryuukai Geki: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Two
Gekiheki Haisui Shou: R button when Aura gauge reaches Level Three

Rating:

Surprisingly the free spirited Nanto Goshasei fighter, Juuza of the Clouds 
made it to a fighting game!  With his free spirited style you will find 
mastering Juuza very difficult.  His moves are not pulled off easy and most 
of the moves are unusual and will be hard to work into the scheme of 
fighting.  He does have some excellent moves, even a move that resembles 
Ken's Hyakuretsu Ken.  A good fighter, but takes a while to figure out.

Bosses:

Fang (Kiba Daiou)

He is the leader of a group of thieves with sharp fangs and claws like 
wolves known as the One Fang Tribe. Their lightning fast Chinese skills, 
which everyone one them train under,
is known as Splendorous Mountain Angle Resist
Play in which their moves draw and flow like water.
Everyone of them have a weapon.

Rating:

Unfortunately you cannot play as this boss, a code has yet to be found to 
enable the use of Fang.  From observations he seems to only have one special 
move which is simply throwing one of his Fang Clan members at you.   When 
his energy meter he can do a skin hardening technique like he does in the 
series but all he does is freeze up and when you fight him you can easily 
knock him out of his invincibility.


Heart

His flesh is flexible like a gummy substance,  it can wrap and bond a 
person's fist so that it can't escape. He is a man well known for his fist 
destroying skill.

Rating:

Unlike Hokuto No Ken 6, you cannot play as Heart.  There doesn't seem to be 
much going on with him but a few punches he can do.   He also doesn't seem 
to have a super attack.


Credits:

Sauza_x (southerx@aol.com) Thanks again for translating the profiles of the 
characters and giving me tips on Juuza's moves!

Evan Jacobson (denshousha@yahoo.com) Thanks for having the moves listed in 
your great Hokuto Renkitouza site!

http://www.geocities.com/denshousha/