Quicksilver16 firstname.lastname@example.org Final Fight 3 ------------- About - This is an FAQ on Final Fight 3. Why would you need an FAQ for a beat'em up game such as this? Well although its a beat'em up, this game has Street Fighter like controls and moves. Although it is old, I just found it for a cheap price, and I enjoy it. So read on. Latest Revision - 3/24/99 Characters ---------- The moves list is incomplete, as I haven't figured out all of the moves and don't have the instructions. Key: d = down t = towards u = up a = attack j = jump s = special To grab someone for a throw or super, simply walk up close to them (or use dean's reach grab) GUY: Fire Blast: d to t + a Guy Sticks out his hand and a burst of flame comes out. Good Damage, many hits, more on it later. Hurricane Kick: s Good when surrounded, but not much damage and hurts your health. Front Throws: t + a = Shoulder Toss Good to get people away fast. Poor damage. a repeatedly = Knee Bash Basically useless. Poor damage. d + a = switch to back Back Throws: t + a = Suplex His more damaging throw, but slow. Use on Bosses/Single enemies. a repeatedly = Ground Punches His best throw moves, good damage. Use on anyone. Pretty fast to come out, but you can be hit out of it. Most powerful throw move. Super (grab them from the front then): Gut Blows: t to d + a A powerful move, usable only when bar flashing super. Guy punches the enemy many times then throws a fire blast. The punches only hit one person, but the fire blast can hit multiple. How to use Guy: Use his attack combo to kill people, using the shoulder throw to get people away. His dashing combo is quite powerful ( t, t, a repeatedly when near) but hard to connect. Use the ground punches on bosses, along with jump kicks. He is extremely fast, and can roam the screen easily. His dashing jump attack can be used to hit people off screen. The nun-chucks are his best weapon, as he can do a massive combo with them. Avoid all other weapons as they do weak damage and eliminate his combo. Guy is the best character to start with. His fireblast can be stuck on the end of his combo if done before the final kick for incredible damage. DEAN: Electric Uppercut: t to up + a Dean charges up, then uppercuts for a time, electrocuting anyone who touches it. Has a delay. This move is useful for stopping running people, and for hitting people as they stand up. Reaching Grab: d to t + a Dean grabs an enemy. Same as normal grab but with more range. Shocking Spin: s Hits lots of people, same basic effect as other specials. Front Throws: t + a: Choke Slam Decent Power, fast. a repeatedly: Punches Decent, sends enemy flying d + a: Switch to back Back Throws: t + a: Punch to Choke Slam Punches once, then choke slam u + a: Backbreaker My favorite. Most damaging throw for Dean. Pretty fast, invincible during execution. Use on Bosses. a: Punches to back of Head Decent damage, self-explanatory. d + a: Switch to front Super: Thunder Slam : d, u, + a Dean Grabs the enemy, and his hand glows, after which he does an electric choke slam, then leaps into the air with them and slams them again, clearing out everyone on the screen with the downstroke, and damaging them. He lands on them afterwards sometimes for more damage. Its weaker than Guy and Haggar's, but since his super charges fast, it is a good trade off. How to use Dean: His punch combo can end with and electric shock for extra damage, tap towards and attack quickly as he is finishing it. This will also hurt people who walk into it. If you are fast you can also use the electric uppercut during the combo right before it ends. Just make sure your close when you do, or you will whiff. Dean is slow, but can deal out the pain. Keep using the punch combo, with a few throws when needed. When throwing, avoid the front punches, as you can be hit out of them. His super bar charges really quickly, so do his super often. His dashing attack is a single hit, but travels a good distance and can take out a lot of people, although it is weak. If you time it well, you can stand over a grounded person and get them to stand up into an electric uppercut (works on a few bosses). Also, you can do your dashing attack at the end of his combo at the same time you would do an electric uppercut. His dashing jump attack can also be used to take out several people at once, as well as those off screen. With the throwing hammer, he charges it before he throws it. Avoid other weapons, as they suck with Dean. He is significantly slower than Guy, but can be devastating. Dean is my favorite character. HAGAR: Home Run Swing: d to t + a Hagar does a double fisted uppercut. Good range, but slow. Lariat: s Same as other specials. Front Throws: t + a: Gorilla Press He throws them far, but for pathetic damage. Only for throwing people away. Invincible during execution. j, then a: Spinning PileDriver Awesome! Can damage people it lands on, as well as the person it is done to. If you land without attacking, Hagar will drop the person. Massive damage. Should be used constantly. a repeatedly: Hits Same as other peoples. Stick to the SPD. d + a: Switch to back Back Throws: t + a: Suplex Better damage than the gorilla press, but why bother? j, then a: Inverted Suplex Cool looking move, good damage, use this! About the same as the SPD. a repeatedly: Same as front d + a: Switch to front Super: The Slamfest t to d + a when you have grabbed them from the front Haggar glows, then tosses them into the air, follows, does an inverted suplex, jumps back up, then does a Super SPD. The SPD does massive damage to the victim and anyone it lands on. Very cool! How to use Hagar: Throw Throw Throw! His punch combo is decent, but slow. His dashing attack does multiple hits, but is hard to connect. So grab them, and throw them. He is a power character, but can get himslef killed fast when he trys to grab people but can't get to them (esp. some of the bosses). Use the SPD and the Inverted Suplex, as they are the most powerful. The slowest, and most powerful character, he has an incredible reach with weapons esp the pipe. LUCIA: Moves: f, d, df + a Rising Bird Kick Lucia rises into the air and kicks the crap out of the enemy. Short range, good damage. d to f in the air, + a Flame Kick Lucia kick out her foot on fire. Good Damage. Throws: Front: t + a, shoulder throw like Guy's a repeatedly, knee attack like Guy's d + a, switch to back Back: t + a, Kick in the butt Lucia kicks the enemy in the butt and sends them flying. Decent damage. a, suplex Best damage of throws. d + a, switch to front. Special, s Demented Hurricane Kick Like Guy's but funny looking. Super = d, d, f, + a Super Kick You must do this move without a grapple, so it is hard to connect, but it does a buttload of damage. She does a combo, a rising bird kick, then a flame kick. How to use Lucia: Lucia is really fast, even more so than guy. Her dashing and normal combo's are fast, but kinda weak. Use the rising bird kick and the flame kick, but be careful, she can be killed really easy after she misses the bird kick. Use it when you are sure it will hit. Her super is really powerful, but also really hard to get to hit. It will hit more than one person though. You just have to get lucky. I suppose it could be used as an attack as they are standing up in which case they would take the whole assault. Be careful, as you can be hit after the super just like after a normal bird kick. You are invincible during execution though. A good tactic is to dash jump then use the flame kick at the end. Stick the rising bird kick at the end of her normal or dashing combo for extra hits. It is also possible to chain her normal combo into her dashing combo into a rising bird kick for massive damage. That is very hard to do, and I usually end up doing it by accident. Anyway, Lucia should be used like guy, but a little faster and doing less damage. As such, use her jump attacks more. General Info ------------ - With anyone, hold down and attack while in the air to do an attack that will stun the opponent and cause you to land right next to them, allowing you to grapple and throw. - Your combo can simply be performed by smashing the attack button after you connect with the first hit. - Almost any special can be thrown in at the end of a combo for extra damage. You can also throw in the dashing attack at the end sometimes, leading to massive combos with Guy and Lucia. - Often, you can simply stand over a grounded opponent and hit attack repeatedly to hit them as soon as they stand up. - Throws may knock other people down, but it usually doesn't hurt them. Only the SPD, Choke slam, and special throws do. - Don't get surrounded. If you do, or are getting seriously beaten down, use your special, but sparingly, as it hurts your health if you connect. - If specials are done while dashing they are done as you move across the screen (except Dean, he stops) - Don't let Andore's piledriver you, or the Baseball guys use their bat, or get hit by a grenade. It stings. Bad. - All bosses have a pattern. Learn what atatcks you can get them with when they do what. Most (not all) can hit you as soon as they get up, so stay away. A few can be attacked as soon as they get up, but not many. Many also Jump, so watch the shadow and move (harder with Hagar and Dean, cause they are slow) - Supers have a limited time to use them, but use it wisely. It is better used on a full health Andore than an almost dead normal guy. - There is a door on the second to last stage that can be broken by throwing people into it. You can go in, and skip the boss. (Who is a pain in the ass) You will end up in a computer room as the second section after you go in if done right (break all computers). - Play with two people. Much better. Just don't punch each other, or throw people into each other (gets real annoying). - There is a section towards the end with an elevator full of Joe's (the midgets) Trap them all together and use your combo, or just throw like hell. - The endings are different, even if only slightly (I have not seen Lucia's though) - Throw when surrounded, as most make you invincible during the animation. Credits ------- Thanks to JLong for the Dean Super and for Lucia's moves. Copyright, etc. --------------- No stealing from or saying this FAQ is your own work. Etc, Etc. I have no affiliation with Capcom except that of liking their games (esp. the Vs. series in the Arcade) e-mail me at email@example.com with anything I missed. Thanks for reading this far. If you think I am stupid for making this, perhaps you are right, but I was bored, and I got frustrated with this game, so I assume others would be too.