MARVEL VS CAPCOM 2
AMINGO FAQ


Version 1.0
Created 4/24/00
Submitted 5/25/00

BY: Bantam13
Jason Wilkie <khaotika@earthlink.net>

Unpublished Work Copyright 2000 Bantam13

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Amingo is Copyright 2000 by Capcom Japan.

This FAQ was written by myself, for all the Capcom game fanatics out 
there who are enthralled by the vs. series and their ilk.  This FAQ 
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Give credit where it's due, and I will have no beef with you.

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CONTENTS
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1.  LEGEND
2.  GAME SYSTEM CHANGES
3.  CHARACTER INFO/OPENING--CLOSING ANIMATION/TAUNT
4.  COSTUME/COLORS
5.  ASSISTS
6.  HYPER COMBO ASSISTS
7.  THROWS
8.  LAUNCHER/SNAPBACK/VARIABLE COUNTER
9.  NORMAL ATTACKS
10. EXTRA MOVES
11. COMBO SERIES
12. AIR COMBO FINISHERS
13. SPECIAL MOVES
14. HYPER COMBOS
15. NOTES
16. STRATEGIES VS OPPONENTS
17. COMBOS
18. VS ABYSS
19. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS/CREDITS
20. OTHER

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1. LEGEND
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F----(forward)
B----(back)
DF---(down-forward)
QCF--(down, down-forward, forward)
QCB--(down, down-back, back)
P----Punch
K----Kick
PP---2Punch
KK---2Kick
A1---Assist 1
A2---Assist 2

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2. GAME SYSTEM CHANGES
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The new button setup allows Strong and Forward commands by first 
pressing Jab and Short, respectively.  You can only obtain medium  
attacks by connecting with either weak attack command.  However, for 
some medium strength launchers, the command is DF + P or K depending on 
the character.

Also, you can now call in both of your partners to assist you in battle 
by pressing Assist 1 or Assist 2.  The call-in character performs a 
specific move, taunts, then leaves.  Be careful not to overuse your 
Assists or you'll end up eating a Hyper Combo or two.

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3. CHARACTER INFORMATION/OPENING--ENDING ANIMATION/TAUNT
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CHARACTER NAME:  Amingo

HISTORY:  Unknown....rumors are he's from a Buster Bros. game, although 
I've heard otherwise....when his background check is complete, I'll 
update this info.

OPENING ANIMATION:  A bulblike plant extends from the earth and opens 
up, revealing Amingo inside.  He dusts himself off with his sombrero, 
and states his name before starting the match.  "AMINGO."

ENDING ANIMATION #1:  Amingo thrusts his arm into the sky, a la his 
crouching Strong animation, and reveals a flower on the end of his arm, 
indicating that a new plant is to be born into the world.  He shouts "EL 
NINO!!" and proudly proclaims his newfound joy.

ENDING ANIMATION #2:  Amingo reachs under his sombrero and takes out a 
guitar.  He then begins to play the guitar, squinting his eyes and 
humming all the while.  

TAUNT:  Amingo tilts his sombrero up along his forehead, and motions for 
the opponent to come to him, and again states his name to enrage the 
enemy.  "A-MIN-GO."

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4. COSTUME AND COLORS
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Read Across as such:

X---Y---A1 (X=Jab Y=Fierce A1=Assist 1)
A---B---A2 (A=Short B=Roundhouse A2=Assist 2)

X--Green Body/Blue Sombrero/Orange Pants
Y--Faded Green Body/Red Sombrero/Blue Pants
A1--Dull Green Body/Brown Sombrero--Purple Trim/Yellow Pants
A--Yellow Green Body/Purple Sombrero/Tan Pants
B--Deep Green Body/Dark Blue Sombrero/Red-Orange Pants
A2--Dull Green Body/Olive Green Sombrero--Red Trim/Gold Pants

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5. ASSISTS
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Alpha: Sustinence Vegetable/Life-Up
Beta:  Stamina Vegetable/Defense-Up 
Gamma: Kaze No Sakebi

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6. HYPER COMBO ASSISTS
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Alpha: Taiyou No Megumi/Blessing Of The Sun
Beta:  Taiyou No Megumi/Blessing Of The Sun
Gamma: Taiyou No Megumi/Blessing Of The Sun

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7. THROWS
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CATCUS THRASH---B or F + Fierce (can be performed in mid-air)

Amingo's leg transforms into a vine which snakes around the opponent's 
body and neck, holding them into place.  Then he proceeds to thrash the 
opponent with his spike-covered hand.

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8. LAUNCHER/SNAPBACK/VARIABLE COUNTER
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Crouching Strong
---Jab to Strong
---DF + Fierce

Crouching Forward
---Short to Forward
---DF + Roundhouse

Snapback
---QCF + A1 or A2
---(standing Fierce animation)

Variable Counter
---Start by blocking opponent's attack/then quickly perform command
---Utilized by first character to counter opp. w/2nd or 3rd character
---B, BD, D + A1 or A2 depending on char. order
---Uses 1 Hyper Combo Bar

VC Alpha---Midori No Kanki
VC Beta----Kaze No Sakebi
VC Gamma---Midori No Kanki

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9. NORMAL ATTACKS
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Standing Jab-----Prickly Tap
Crouching Jab----Quick Needle Jab
Jumping Jab------Flailing Burr

Standing Strong---Spiked Handslap
Crouching Strong--Cactus Uppercut
Jumping Strong----Flying Cactus Upper

Standing Fierce---Twisting Desert Flower
Crouching Fierce--Snaking Vine Traps
Jumping Fierce----Double Thorned Bulbs

Standing Short----Needled Foot Tap
Crouching Short---Lunging Barbed Tap
Jumping Short-----Prickly Toe Tap

Standing Forward---Clamping Trap
Crouching Forward--Root Thrust
Jumping Forward----Spinning Spiky Cactus

Standing Roundhouse---Cactus Burr Flip
Crouching Roundhouse--Spinning Cactus Blades
Jumping Roundhouse----Triple Drill Vegetable

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10. EXTRA MOVES
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N/A  Amingo has NO extra attacks/commands whatsoever.

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11. COMBO SERIES
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Amingo can go from Weak attacks to Stronger attacks, but he cannot chain 
all 3 punches or kicks in a row, unless under special conditions.  (SEE 
NOTES SECTION)

E.G.---Jab to Strong
-------Jab to Forward
-------Short to Fierce
-------Short to Roundhouse

However, Amingo CAN chain all of his attacks in an air combo, save the 
Fierce and Roundhouse attacks.  (see below)

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12. AIR COMBO FINISHERS
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Jumping Fierce
Jumping Roundhouse
KAZE NO SAKEBI
CACTUS THRASH

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13. SPECIAL MOVES
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KAZE NO SAKEBI----Shouting Of The Wind

QCF + P

Amingo turns himself into a vegetable-like form and launches his 
spinning body across the screen for an armor piercing attack.  Works 
well as a speedy traveling/evasion move, but it's primary use is for 
counterattacking a whiffed special/super and to chip away while keeping 
relatively safe.  Use liberally in combos....see below.

MIDORI NO KANKI----Delight Of Green

QCB + P

Once again Amingo transforms his body to suit his attacking style, only 
this time he turns into a big jumping spiked ball, launching himself up 
off the ground with a BOING! sound effect for good measure.  Use as 
anti-air, but with caution, as it has decent priority.  Your best bet is 
to use it in an extensive ground combo.

DAITI NO KODOMO----Child Of The Earth (punch)

QCF + Short Kick

Amingo drops a seedling into the ground, and out of nowhere a small baby 
cactus pops out of the Earth, hopping and bounding towards the opponent, 
striking them with a punch before burrowing back into the dirt.  The 
baby cactus can be struck down before it finishes its attack.


DAITI NO KODOMO----Child Of The Earth (kick)

QCF + Roundhouse Kick

Amingo drops a seedling into the ground, and out of nowhere a small baby 
cactus pops out of the Earth, hopping and bounding towards the opponent, 
striking them with a kick before burrowing back into the dirt.  The baby 
cactus can be struck down before it finishes its attack.

DAITI NO KODOMO----Child Of The Earth (grab)

QCB + K

Amingo drops a seedling into the ground, and out of nowhere a small baby 
cactus pops out of the Earth, hopping and bounding towards the opponent, 
grabbing and holding them in place while you set up an attack.  This 
move is UNBLOCKABLE, but like the other Daiti No Kodomo, it can be 
struck down before it finishes its attack.

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14. HYPER COMBOS
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SHOKOBUTSU NO OKITE----Plants' Commandment

QCB + 2P

With a motion of his hand, Amingo casts forth a bulb-like plant across 
the terrain headed on a collision course with the enemy.  When it makes 
contact, it hurls the opponent backwards into Amingo's waiting cluches.  
Amingo's body reforms into that of a pinata-esque form and begins to 
shake the enemy around inside himself while proudly dancing and shaking 
maracas.  He then tosses the rattled opponent by the wayside and chants 
his name yet again in a taunting manner.  "A-MIN-GO!!"

TAIYOU NO MEGUMI----Blessing Of The Sun

QCF + 2K

Amingo roots himself down into the earth, and begins twisting his body 
into a vine, growing and stretching towards the heavens.  Strengthened 
by the sun's energy Amingo's entwined form grows and grows until his 
body gives out from the exhaustion of beating down his opponent.  Amingo 
then lands, adjusts his sombrero, and backs slowly away.

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15. NOTES
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DAITI NO KODOMO can be utilized to extend certain combo chains, such as 
the break between the Jab to Fierce combo, therefore adding an extra hit 
and continuing the chain.  I've yet to experiment fully into the 
combos/strategies purpose of these moves, but performing Daiti No Kodomo 
(Grab) and crossing them up works pretty well.

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16. STRATEGIES VS OPPONENTS
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For jump in purposes, nothing beats Amingo's jumping Roundhouse.  It has 
AMAZING priority, and hits not once, not twice, but THRICE!!!  This 
attack keeps Amingo both protected from most counter-attacks and is a 
WONDERFUL combo starter!!  His standing/crouching Fierce are both great 
distance attacks/keep-away moves, and will allow you to set up either 
the Midori No Kanki or Taiyou No Megumi if the opponent jumps over 
either attack and attempts to strike you.  His Jab and Short attacks 
come out VERY quickly and will stop most head on charges your opponent 
makes.  Crouching Roundhouse is Amingo's knockdown move, and it is 
actually one of the faster trips in the game!!

MORE TO COME LATER--INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES IN THE NEXT VERSION!!!

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17. COMBOS
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ALL of these combos were tested out multiple times against the practice, 
arcade, and versus modes, so they ALL will work.  Don't email me saying 
they will not, because I'll know you haven't tried your best and just 
gave up.  -_-  

Remember that pressing Jab twice yields Jab then Strong and pressing 
Short twice gives you Short then Forward!!!  I use the old school method 
because the whole "jab, short, jab, short" thing just confuses the hell 
out of me.  ^_^

Key:

st---standing
ji---jumping in
cr---crouching
sj---super jump
XX---cancel
OTG--on the ground

1) ji Jab, ji Forward XX Jab Kaze No Sakebi  (5 hits)

2) ji Roundhouse(all hits), st Jab, st Fierce  (8 hits)

3) ji Fierce, st Jab, st Strong XX Plants' Commandment  (4 hits)

4) ji Roundhouse(all hits), st Short, st Forward XX Fierce Midori No 
Kanki  (6-7 hits)

5) ji Jab, ji Forward, st Short, st Forward XX Plants' Commandment  (5 
hits)

6) ji Short, ji Strong, cr Short, cr Roundhouse XX Jab Kaze No Sakebi(1 
hit) XX Plants' Commandment  (6 hits)

7) ji Short, ji Forward, st Short, cr Forward, sj Short, sj Forward, sj 
Short, sj Forward, sj Fierce  (9 hits)

8) ji Short, ji Strong XX Jab Midori No Kanki  (5 hits)

9) (dash)st Jab, st Forward XX Jab Kaze No Sakebi(1 hit) XX Plants' 
Commandment  (4 hits)

10) ji Short, ji Forward,(dash)st Short, st Roundhouse XX Midori No 
Kanki  (5-6 hits)

11) ji Roundhouse(3 hits), st Jab, st Fierce  (8 hits)

12) ji Short, Forward, cr Short, cr Forward, sj Jab, sj Short, sj 
Strong, sj Forward XX Kaze No Sakebi  (15 hits)

13) ji Roundhouse(3 hits), st Jab, cr Strong, sj Jab, sj Short, sj 
Strong, sj Forward XX Fierce Kaze No Sakebi  (14 to 16 hits)

14) ji Short, ji Strong,(dash)st Jab, cr Fierce(1 hit) XX Fierce Kaze No 
Sakebi(3 hits) XX Blessing Of The Sun  (34-35 hits)

15) ji Jab, ji Strong,(dash)st Short, cr Fierce(1 hit) XX Fierce Kaze No 
Sakebi(2-3 hits) XX Plants' Commandment  (7-8 hits)

----opponent in corner combos----

16) ji Short, ji Strong, st Jab, cr Fierce(1 hit) XX Fierce Kaze No 
Sakebi  (8 hits)

17) ji Short, ji Forward, cr Short, cr Roundhouse XX Jab Kaze No 
Sakebi(1 hit) XX Blessing Of The Sun  (30-33 hits)

18) ji Short, ji Strong XX Jab Kaze No Sakebi(full), OTG cr Short, cr 
Roundhouse XX Jab Kaze No Sakebi(1 hit) XX Blessing Of The Sun (31-33 
hits)

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18. VS ABYSS
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The Armor Of Erosion--at last your quest is complete....or is it??  All 
of a sudden, you're not so sure anymore, as the armor itself appears to 
be alive, and even worse--it has your destruction in mind!!!  This is 
Abyss--your final confrontation in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and your 
greatest trial of all--or is it really??  In this section I'll give you 
the lowdown on the many different attacking options you have available 
to your characters, and what to expect from the _last_ bastion of evil 
in this, the chaoticly crossed dimensions....until the _next_ sequel, 
that is!!!  ^_^

1ST FORM:  Rising from out of nowhere, Abyss seizes control over the 
Armor Of Erosion to do his evil bidding--the armor is now his to 
command.  This first of a trio of grueling tests against Abyss' might is 
perhaps the easiest--if you spot the attacks heading your way.  First 
and foremost, his primary attack will be that insane body press/charge 
he's so fond of.  Then he usually follows up with one of his two 
Unlimited Hyper Combos--either the Slime Shower or the Megaton Blast.  
Abyss' other attacks in this form include a sharp slime covered arm 
swing, which is surprisingly quick, and an attack where he makes a slime 
javelin from one of the helmet's horns.  The only other special move 
Abyss utilizes in this form is a trio of lightning powered spheres which 
home in on your character but will dissipate if enough damage is dealt 
to his armored body.

2ND FORM:  During this formation, Abyss will remain stationery for most 
of the battle, shooting flames and lasers out of his gelatinous arm.  
The flames have an insane range and damage field, rendering most jump-in 
attempts futile unless they're properly timed.  Ducking under the flames 
is a viable option, but the window in which to counterattack afterwards 
is very small, so this should be your last resort.  The lasers he fires 
will cut into you even if you're crouch blocking, chipping away as he 
laughs maniacally.  Eventually, like the first form, he will change up 
his attacks, and start to use this "twisting bodily projectile spray" HC 
via his unlimited HC bar.  If you inflict enough damage to him, he 
begins to hide in the green ooze, blowing out three bubble traps to 
ensnare you long enough to cancel into his HC.  Use an assist to pop the 
bubbles if necessary, but any Jab or Short attack works fine.

3RD FORM:  After dissolving back into the sea of green, the ooze turns a 
blood red and coagulates into a GIGANTIC dog-like creature.  This form 
is surprisingly fast for it's bulk, so don't underestimate his speed, or 
overextend your attacks, as he can capitalize on ANY move with slow 
recovery time.  His many attacks include a Venom Fang type move which 
covers a great deal of the screen, so it's hard to avoid it after the 
starting frame.  He also deals a good chipping damage game with his HC 
and his Rising Flames attacks, both involving multiple flame strikes 
protecting the orb encased within the beast.  The HC version flying 
across the entire screen, while the orb protection flames will rise from 
the ground in rapid succession to defend it's weak point.  He will also 
attempt to lay the smackdown with an enormous magma-laced slapping 
motion, and if he connects with it, you will get bounced, perhaps into a 
HC!!!  Ultimately, your goal is the orb in the center of Abyss' body, 
but when the creature is fully formed, you can strike most any part of 
it's body, preferably behind the head, so you can be relatively safe 
from attack.

------STRATEGIES FOR AMINGO AGAINST ABYSS------

1ST FORM:  Interestingly enough, I've found a nauseating simple tactic 
to use against this lumbering lug's first form!!!  Before the battle, 
make sure you are right up against Abyss' ugly mug!!  When the battle 
begins, immediately super jump up and on your way over his body, tap 
Short kick to hit him in the face!!  Hold the joystick to fall over to 
his other side of Abyss' body.  Now what will happen is he will either 
turn and face you, or start a charge in the opposite direction.  If he 
charges, simply run behind him and attack, but if he turns in your 
direction, just repeat the first jumping Short tactic previously 
mentioned.  Using this simple technique will help you dodge his 
normal/special attacks too.  Best techniques for Amingo will be jumping 
Roundhouse and standing Fierce when Abyss' back is turned, and using 
simple Jab, Strong combos when he uses his Megaton Blast will prevent 
catcus boy from taking damage himself.

2ND FORM:  Probably the toughest of the three for Amingo, but there are 
a few ways around that cheesy firethrowing maniac!!  First, if you super 
jump in at all, it is IMPERATIVE that you gauge your landing via the 
blue arrow above him, then tap a button accordingly to his attacks.  If 
he starts up a flame before you land, use Short, but if the animation 
cycle ends, use Roundhouse.  QUICKLY follow this up with a st Short XX 
Fierce Kaze No Sakebi to travel through his form, hopefully avoiding the 
flames Abyss spews forth.  Also, a dash in standing Fierce works pretty 
well after the flame's animation draws to a close.  Another tactic is to 
get behind slime boy and use the Blessing Of The Sun before he turns 
around and counters you.  Pop the bubbles with a helper or use jumping 
Short when necessary.

3RD FORM:  This is the final form of Abyss, and in my opinion, he's 
nothing more than a big target!!  Your primary attack here will be 
Amingo's jump in Roundhouse alternating with ji Short, ji Forward XX 
Kaze No Sakebi combos.  For your final tactic you can use his Blessing 
Of The Sun Hyper Combo when he leaves himself open after a teleport!!  
Enjoy the typical lackluster Capcom ending!!!  ^_^

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19. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS/CREDITS
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Well, that's about it!!  I would like to thank the good people on the 
Fighters. Net forums for encouraging me to write this FAQ!!  My thanks 
also go to CJayC at GameFaqs.com for letting me speak my piece, and for 
the wonderful VMU save.  Thanks to Ken from the Street Fighter Grand 
Archive and Al Amaloo at About.com Guide To Video Game Strategies for 
their support in my FAQs.  Additionally, a BIG double thank you goes out 
to Kao Megura(Chris MacDonald) for helping me out with the translations 
of Amingo's specials/supers and for being an all around nice guy when 
giving me advice on my FAQs!!  ^_^

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20. OTHER
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Amingo can be one ornery little prick if used properly, and can brawl 
with the best of them!!!  It's a joy seeing a new style of playing 
incorporated into the Street Fighter legend every now and then, and this 
"cactus bastard" is one of the quirkier ones!!!  So take this knowledge 
with you, get to the arcade and hand people their asses with a catcus!!!  
^_^  "A-MIN-GOOOO!!"