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    STREET FIGHTER III 3RD STRIKE FAQ
    by Joseph Christopher <sirlordjoseph@icqmail.com>
    version 3.1
    Mar. 27, 2000
                                                                           
    this faq is copyright 2000-2001 Joseph Christopher
                                                                                       
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    * This society does not care if you're the dumbest vegetable on earth,             
      if you do something wrong, someone will make you pay the price! ;)               
                                                                                       
    * Akuma is THE best streetfighter there is. Sure, he can also be the 
      cheapest, but that depends on YOU, the player. I, for one, NEVER use
      Akuma in a cheap way (e.g. throwing air fireballs all over the place,
      teleporting, etc.) There are other ways to beat the crap out of anyone
      without using these. Ryu and Ken ain't cheap right? Then if Akuma is
      used like them, he wouldn't be a cheap character either! But why
      choose him if you'd use him like the other two? Well,
                                                                           
    1. Akuma is balanced, (let me put it this way: he's stronger than Ken,
       and faster than Ryu.)
    2. Akuma has 5 supers and can choose from three during the game (the
       two being his Shun Goku Satsu and Kongou Kokuretsu Zan)
    3. Akuma's supers are easier to connect w/o use of combos (take for
       instance his Gourasen vs. Ryu's ShinShoryuken and Ken's Shinryuken)
    4. Akuma has a better juggling ability
                                                                           
                                                                           
    Why read this guide:
       I. Legend
      II. General Moves
     III. Normal Moves
      IV. Special Moves
       V. Supers
      VI. Combos
     VII. Vs. Computer
    VIII. Vs. Human
      IX. Fighting with Honor
       X. Ending
      XI. Credits
     XII. Revision History
    XIII. Final Words
     XIV. Last Note
      XV. Copy of my Very
          First Faq!
                                                                           
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    (_  _)    (  )  ( ___) / __)( ___)( \( )(  _ \
     _)(_      )(__  )__) ( (_-. )__)  )  (  )(_) )
    (____)()  (____)(____) \___/(____)(_)\_)(____/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    U - up
    D - down
    B - back
    F - forward
    + - at the same time
    P - any punch
    K - any kick
    L - low
    M - medium
    H - high
    / - or
                                                                           
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    (_  _)(_  _)     / __)( ___)( \( )( ___)(  _ \  /__\  (  )
     _)(_  _)(_     ( (_-. )__)  )  (  )__)  )   / /(__)\  )(__
    (____)(____)()   \___/(____)(_)\_)(____)(_)\_)(__)(__)(____)
                     __  __  _____  _  _  ____  ___
                    (  \/  )(  _  )( \/ )( ___)/ __)
                     )    (  )(_)(  \  /  )__) \__ \
                    (_/\/\_)(_____)  \/  (____)(___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    dash       - F,F / B,B (goes in direction you choose)
    super jump - D,U / D,UF / D,UB (goes in direction you choose)
    throw      - LP+LK / F+LP+LK / B+LP+LK (different throws depending on
                 direction)
    overhead   - MP+MK
    taunt      - HP+HK
    parry      - tap F at the moment of impact of the opponent's attack (maybe
                 done in mid-air)
    low parry  - tap D at the moment of impact of the opponent's attack (no
                 longer can it be done on high attacks)
    red parry  - tap F at the moment of impact of the opponent's attack right
                 after blocking a previous one. (both the current and previous
                 attack must've been a combo for the red parry to be acknowledged)
                                                                           
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    (_  _)(_  _)(_  _)    ( \( )(  _  )(  _ \(  \/  )  /__\  (  )
     _)(_  _)(_  _)(_      )  (  )(_)(  )   / )    (  /(__)\  )(__
    (____)(____)(____)()  (_)\_)(_____)(_)\_)(_/\/\_)(__)(__)(____)
                           __  __  _____  _  _  ____  ___
                          (  \/  )(  _  )( \/ )( ___)/ __)
                           )    (  )(_)(  \  /  )__) \__ \
                          (_/\/\_)(_____)  \/  (____)(___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    1) LP - Akuma's jabs, like any other shoto's, are one of the few that
            live up to the name; a simple, weak, but quick punch.
                                                                           
       a) standing - he throws a punch that's just as useful as any normal
                     or small sized player's jab in the game. Used to confuse
                     high-blocking opponents to continue blocking high when
                     you decide to do a D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken
                     combo
                                                                           
       b) crouching - well, he just crouches and does basically the same
                      attack as his standing LP. This time you use it to
                      confuse opponents to block low when you decide to do
                      an overhead or a Zugai Hasatsu
                                                                           
       c) jumping - useless, actually. He just sticks his elbow out. Maybe
                    you can use it to counter a Shoryuken type move but,
                    doesn't a parry followed by any other, stronger, attack
                    feel a lot better?
                                                                           
    2) MP - these attacks do come out quick and but nothing they can do that
            HPs or Ks can do better so I'd rather not use them. I'd still be
            describing them though.
                                                                           
       a) standing - he delivers a palm strike that looks cool and comes out
                     pretty quick but still I'd prefer a standing HP to this
                     move
                                                                           
       b) close   - Akuma gives his opponent a punch to the midsection which,
                    though does not inflict much damage at all, can be comboed
                    into his standing HP which, in turn, does the real damage.
                                                                           
       c) forward - this is already a special move, but I'll include it here
                    for completeness' sake. It's another overhead P that does
                    not jump. It's slower but harder to detect so maybe you
                    can use this but only in the first round when your opponent
                    ain't familiar of your style yet.
                                                                           
       d) crouching - a straight punch that basically has all the advantages
                      and disadvantages of a crouching MK. One exception
                      is the latter's range. It's quite longer than this
                      move so you know which to use.
                                                                           
       e) jumping - a lot more useful than the jumping LP, but ironically
                    will be used a lot less because while having the same
                    execution time and range with the jumping HP, it does
                    a lot less damage
                                                                           
    3) HP - The most important of Akuma's normal moves, these can be used
            in a variety of ways and even have a different effect if done
            up close.
                                                                           
       a) standing - his nearer arm does a straight punch. It's nowhere near
                     the jab it sounds like because his whole body pivots
                     with it, making it reach further and inflict much more
                     damage.
                                                                           
       b) close - much is changed when you do an HP up close. This time the
                  opponent receives what looks like an elbow attack but is
                  really a side uppercut.
                                                                           
       c) crouching - from a kneeling position, Akuma sends forth a powerful
                      uppercut (of course, not as powerful as the Shoryuken)
                      that looks much like uppercuts in the Mortal Kombat
                      series. This move used to rule during the previous
                      SF games, even was a launcher for the ***vs*** games
                      but now it's not the best anti-air and is only a good
                      filling for combos
                                                                           
       d) jumping - this is why the HP is Akuma's best normal move. You just
                    punch downward, (diagonally forward, not straight down)
                    and hit hard, giving you enough time to follow it up with
                    ANY move---normal, special, or super!
                                                                           
    4) LK - nothing his LKs can do that his LPs can't do better so I won't
            be including strategies on this but I'll describe them...
                                                                           
       a) standing - everybody's short, forward kick, very common, very
                     useless
                                                                           
       b) crouching - Akuma's folded front leg just turns side ways and
                      stretches out while the whole base of the foot does
                      not leave the ground
                                                                           
       c) jumping - even more useless than the jumping LP. Makes use of the
                    knee.
                                                                           
    5) MK - also comes in varities and has a different effect when done up
            close
                                                                           
       a) standing - you do a forward thrust kick of some sort that's very
                     easy to detect, parry, block, counter, and all the other
                     things you don't want to happen to any of your moves.
                                                                           
       b) close - your opponent gets a knee to the midsection as if he was
                  being set up for an HK Tatsumaki which in turn is definitely
                  a good idea.
                                                                           
       c) crouching - same as his crouching LK except he uses the other leg
                      and only the heel does not leave the ground. It's his
                      basic combo filler.
                                                                           
       d) jumping - a lot more useful than the jumping LK, but ironically
                    will be used a lot less because while having the same
                    execution time and range with the jumping HK, it does
                    a lot less damage.
                                                                           
    6) HK - these haven't changed since his first appearance. Maybe they look
            and feel different now, but are basically the same attacks.
                                                                           
       a) standing - a roundhouse, what else? This time, however, it turns
                     the opponent on his back, giving you enough time to
                     continue with a combo.
                                                                           
       b) close - like the HP, much is changed if you do this move up close.
                  but like in his other appearances, he does a conventional
                  two-hit axe kick that's high on damage, but cannot be comboed.
                                                                           
       c) crouching - a sweep, what were you thinking? Apply this only when
                      you think you're too far for a crouching MK to connect
                      because if you aren't, proceed with a D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki->
                      HP Shoryuken combo.
                                                                           
       d) jumping - a flying kick, surprise, surprise. Only to be used if
                    you think you're too far to connect a jumping HP because
                    it has less priority than the said move.
                                                                           
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    (_  _)( \/ )    / __)(  _ \( ___) / __)(_  _)  /__\  (  )
     _)(_  \  /     \__ \ )___/ )__) ( (__  _)(_  /(__)\  )(__
    (____)  \/  ()  (___/(__)  (____) \___)(____)(__)(__)(____)
                     __  __  _____  _  _  ____  ___
                    (  \/  )(  _  )( \/ )( ___)/ __)
                     )    (  )(_)(  \  /  )__) \__ \
                    (_/\/\_)(_____)  \/  (____)(___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    1) Gou Hadouken - D,DF,F+P
                                                                           
            This is his blue fireball. Beginners can evade it, Normal players
       can parry it, Better players will counter. In short, don't you EVER
       use it. Not even in combos cause there's always a LK Tatsumaki->HP Shoryuken
       to replace it. Don't even think of using the mid-air version, (Zankuu
       Hadouken) cause you'll tend to rely on it and thus become a genuine
       cheapoid.
                                                                           
    2) Zankuu Hadouken - UB/U/UF,D,DF,F+P
                                                                           
            Didn't you read my comments on Gou Hadouken? If you did, you won't
       be reading this!
                                                                           
    3) Shakunetsu Hadouken - F,FD,D,DB,B+P
                                                                           
            His red fireball: used on opponents who are getting up from a fall.
       Always use the HP version. Even the greatest of players can do nothing but
       parry so try to dash in and sweep or do a D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki->
       HP Shoryuken combo while they're busy flashing like crazy
                                                                           
    4) Gou Shoryuken - F,D,DF+P
                                                                           
            What's a Shotokan w/o an uppercut? Always use the LP except in
       combos where you're sure it'll connect.
                                                                           
    5) Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku - D,DB,B+K
                                                                           
            The hurricane K may be done in mid-air. As with the Shoryuken, 
       always use the LK version but this time even in combos where you're
       sure to add more.
                                                                           
       Exception: when used as a combo finisher, of course, use the HK version
                                                                           
    6) Tenma Kuujin Kyaku - (in peak of jump) D+MK
                                                                           
            The greatest jump-in combo starter cause it's relatively harder
       to parry or counter. It gives much less damage tough.
                                                                           
    7) Hyakki Shuu - F,D,DF+K
                                                                           
    You can end this in 5 ways:
             Hyakki Gouzan  (let go of all the buttons)   - sweep
             Hyakki Goushou (pause a sec then HP)         - palm strike
             Hyakki Gousen  (pause a sec then HK)         - dive K
             Hyakki Gousai  (at opponent's head, LP+LK)   - throw1
             Hyakki Goutsui (at opponent's head, F+LP+LK) - throw2
                                                                           
    8) Ashura Senkuu - F,D,DF+PPP : long forward   \
                       F,D,DF+KKK : short forward   \ teleport
                       B,D,DB+PPP : long backward   /
                       B,D,DB+KKK : short backward /
                                                                           
            "A true warrior never escapes from danger, he faces it" (nuff said)
                                                                           
    9) Zugai Hasatsu - F+MP
                                                                           
            Another overhead P that does not jump. It's slower but harder to
       detect so maybe you can use this but only in the first round when your
       opponent ain't familiar of your style yet.
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )    / __)(  )(  )(  _ \( ___)(  _ \/ __)
     \  /     \__ \ )(__)(  )___/ )__)  )   /\__ \
      \/  ()  (___/(______)(__)  (____)(_)\_)(___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    * the first three supers you choose from before a match and make use of
      one bar while the rest makes use of two
                                                                           
    * no matter which super you choose, Akuma will have the same long, 
      2-level super bar
                                                                           
                                                                           
    1) Messatsu Gou Hadou - D,DF,F,D,DF,F+P
                                                                           
            A multi-hitting Hadouken. Can be done in the air. (Tenma Gou Zankuu)
       Least damaging of the three and easiest to parry but I still recommend
       using it cause it has the highest priority and safest recovery.
                                                                           
    * Tenma Gou Zankuu - UB/U/UF,D,DF,F,D,DF,F+P
                                                                           
            Use this only as an escape move if you're in the air and see an
       attack coming your way. If your opponent is just standing on the ground
       don't do it cause most likely he's ready to parry.
                                                                           
    2) Messatsu Gou Shoryuu - D,DF,F,D,DF,F+P
                                                                           
            Three Shoryukens, the last one having more hits and more damage.
       Mostly used in combos
                                                                           
    3) Messatsu Gou Rasen - D,DF,F,D,DF,F+K
                                                                           
            A hurricane K that spins so fast, it carries Akuma up in the air,
       much like Ken's Shinryuken. Mostly used in juggles. Can be done in mid-air
       but I advise you not to. Mid-air version has a slower execution time and
       will definitely cause less damage because Akuma will only take the opponent
       to a certain height wherever he starts this super.
                                                                           
    4) Shun Goku Sastu - LP,LP,F,LK,HP
                                                                           
            It's fast, it's damaging, it's UNBLOCKABLE! oh, don't use it.
       Why? cause good players can also be fast, damaging, and UNBLOCKABLE
       (cause you can't do anythin) while your doing this move!
                                                                           
    5) Kongou Kokuretsu Zan - D,D,D,PPP
                                                                           
            It's a great counter for jumps, dash-ins, and hops but takes so
       long to execute, good players can just throw you out of it I don't recommend
       relying on this.
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )(_  _)     / __)(  _  )(  \/  )(  _ \(  _  )/ __)
     \  /  _)(_     ( (__  )(_)(  )    (  ) _ < )(_)( \__ \
      \/  (____)()   \___)(_____)(_/\/\_)(____/(_____)(___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    (every HK Tatsumaki may be replaced by any of the three selectable supers)
    (every HP Hadouken and HP Shoryuken may be FOLLOWED by any of the three
     selectable supers)
                                                                           
    Beginner
                                                                           
    1) UF-> HK-> D+HK
    2) UF-> HP-> D+HK
    3) UF-> HK-> MP-> HP
    4) UF-> HP-> MP-> HP
    5) UF-> HK-> D+MK-> HP Hadouken
    6) UF-> HP-> D+MK-> HP Hadouken
    7) UF-> HK-> D+HP-> HP Hadouken
    8) UF-> HP-> D+HP-> HP Hadouken
                                                                           
    Intermediate
                                                                           
     1) UF-> HP-> D+HP-> HP Shoryuken
     2) UF-> HK-> D+HP-> HP Shoryuken
     3) UF-> HP-> B+HP-> HP Shoryuken
     4) UF-> HK-> B+HP-> HP Shoryuken
     5) UF-> HP-> D+HP-> HK Tatsumaki
     6) UF-> HK-> D+HP-> HK Tatsumaki
     7) UF-> HP-> B+HP-> HK Tatsumaki
     8) UF-> HK-> B+HP-> HK Tatsumaki
     9) UF-> HP-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HP Shoryuken
    10) UF-> HK-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HP Shoryuken
    11) UF-> HP-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HK Tatsumaki
    12) UF-> HK-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HK Tatsumaki
                                                                           
    Expert
                                                                           
    1) UF-> Dive K-> D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki-> HK Tatsumaki
    2) UF-> Dive K-> D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken
    3) UF-> HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HK Tatsumaki
    4) UF-> HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken
                                                                           
    Improbable yet Possible (I have successfully done these yet only on
                             rare occasions)
                                                                           
    1) In corner, fully charged (23 hits!)
                                                                           
    UF-> HP-> Overhead P-> D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken->
    Messatsu Gou Hadou-> LP Shoryuken-> Messatsu Gou Hadou-> LK Tatsumaki->
    HP Shoryuken
                                                                           
    * you will only allow two of the three hits of the HP Shoryuken to connect
      and then cancel into the Messatsu Gou Hadou
    * LP Shoryuken must be canceled into the Messatsu Gou Hadou
                                                                           
    2) Fully charged
                                                                           
    UF-> HP-> HK-> Shun Goku Satsu (17 hits)
                    
    * HK must be the roundhouse, not the axe.
    * HK will turn the opponent around giving you time for the super
    * HP must hit the chest, not the head of the opponent
    * this combo won't work on people with high recovery those who don't easily
      turn around (Gill, Hugo)
                                                                           
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     _  _  ____  ____      _  _  ___
    ( \/ )(_  _)(_  _)    ( \/ )/ __)
     \  /  _)(_  _)(_      \  / \__ \
      \/  (____)(____)()    \/  (___/()
                 ___  _____  __  __  ____  __  __  ____  ____  ____
                / __)(  _  )(  \/  )(  _ \(  )(  )(_  _)( ___)(  _ \
               ( (__  )(_)(  )    (  )___/ )(__)(   )(   )__)  )   /
                \___)(_____)(_/\/\_)(__)  (______) (__) (____)(_)\_)
                                                                           
                                                                           
    * a general strategy would be to jump backwards and do a HK Tatsumaki.
      as you land, the opponent will jump. Jump again and give him a
      HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken / HK Tatsumaki / Any Super
                                                                           
    * These are NOT 100% applicable in all cases. There's always a chance,
      slim as it may be, that the computer did not follow what I say below.
      But it's safe to say that if you follow my guidelines, you'll always
      win.
                                                                           
    * Messatsu Gou Rasen is the most recommended super for the computer
                                                                           
    Akuma - if you block a combo of his that ended with a Hadouken, do a
            HP Shoryuken cause he'll jump and try to do another dive K combo
          - if he's in the corner and blocks your Hadouken, he'll jump.
            Do a Gou Rasen if you will
                                                                           
    Alex - whenever he does a HP Back Fist, duck. He'll follow up with a
           Double Dive P which you should be ready to parry and counter
         - if he suddenly walks back for 3 sec, get ready to parry his charging
           elbow
                                                                           
    Chunli - she wouldn't be herself if she didn't jump at least 10 times per
             match. Have a handy LP Shoryuken at your disposal
                                                                           
    Dudley - he is, in my opinion, the hardest to parry cause it's so dam hard
             to anticipate his moves. A good strategy would be to block his
             attacks and retaliate
           - note: don't block all day, especially if he's close cause he,
             like most computer opponents, can always throw you when you least
             expect it
                                                                           
    Elena - memorize her body language and you'll see her charging kick from
            a mile away
          - low blocking her D+LK will make her do an overhead kick and follow
            it with a sweep so counter as you see fit
          - she'll super jump for you if you're too far away so meet her in the
            air with a HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken
                                                                           
    Gill - continue parrying his fireballs until he does something else
         - he rarely parries in mid-air so you know what to do
         - super jump and HK Tatsumaki to land behind him if he gets too close
         - don't get intimidated by his meteor shower; it can be parried
         - get intimidated by his ULTRA CHEAP angel of death super
         - have at least one super ready to counter his resurrection super
         - minimize your jumps when he is fully charged
                                                                           
    Hugo - jab occasionally to make sure he doesn't grapple you
         - when he jumps, carefully time a sweep cause he never expects it
                                                                           
    Ibuki - if she jumps back, she'll throw a dagger so don't try to follow
          - if she jumps forward, meet her in the air and pummel her to the
            ground with a HP
                                                                           
    Ken - don't jump on him or if you do, get ready to parry a three-hit Shoryuken
        - if he's near fully charged and you launch a Hadouken, he'll jump
          over it and propell himself with an EX Tatsumaki, landing behind you
                                                                           
    Makoto - don't risk slow moves even if you think their damage is worth
             the wait. She'll surely punish you with her speedy power P
           - don't HK repeatedly just to charge up your super meter. She'll
             see to it that you learn your lesson
                                                                           
    Necro - don't jump cause he has a whole lot of ways to counter
          - his mid-air drill K is always followed by a sweep
          - he mixes his groud and air attacks but keep an eye on his feet
            and you'll know when to do a Shoryuken
                                                                           
    Oro - he'll always follow a straight fireball with an upward one
        - he rarely uses his uppercut now. That means you can always beat
          him via jump-in combos
                                                                           
    Q - he's crap. Don't know why he was chosen for a secret challenger. He'll
        never compare to THE original secret challenger (Akuma!) not much
        strategy is needed for him. He can be obliterated even by simple
        jump-in combos
                                                                           
    Remy - concentrate on countering his attacks and low parrying his projectile
         - don't rush cause that's what he's waiting for
         - if you must jump, be sure you're ready to parry a 2 hit flash kick
                                                                           
    Ryu - if he dashes backwards, expect two Hadoukens to come your way. Jump
          and select from a wide variety of combos
                                                                           
    Sean - you're half-screen away and you throw a Hadouken, he'll always counter
           with a hopping heel K which you, in turn can counter with a parry->
           super
         - two D+LK s will always be followed by a hopping heel k. Parry and
           super
                                                                           
    Twelve - don't lose hope if he's been countering all your jump-ins for half the
             round. he won't be countering the succeeding ones and thus victory
             for you
           - keep an eye out for his invisibility. It's when you give all you've
             got: He'll accept every last bit of it.
                                                                           
    Urien - crouching for 3 or more seconds yields a dive knee
          - walking back for sec yields a charging shoulder
          - standing for 3 or more seconds yields a projectile
                                                                           
    Yang/Yun - they may have different abilities, but the strategies the computer
               has in mind when playing them are identical
             - whenever they're very far from you, they'll super jump and 
               dive K. You'll parry and super
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )(_  _)(_  _)(_  _)    ( \/ )/ __)    ( )_( )(  )(  )(  \/  )  /__\  ( \( )
     \  /  _)(_  _)(_  _)(_      \  / \__ \     ) _ (  )(__)(  )    (  /(__)\  )  (
      \/  (____)(____)(____)()    \/  (___/()  (_) (_)(______)(_/\/\_)(__)(__)(_)\_)
                                                                           
                                                                           
    Well, there won't be any universal rules for fighting against humans cause
    no two humans think identically. There are, however, general rules that
    could apply to at most 80% of your encounters with human challengers
                                                                           
    1) Messatsu Gou Hadou is the most recommended super
                                                                           
    As I have mentioned above, the Messatsu Gou Hadou has the highest priority
    and safest recovery of the three supers. That just means you can dash in
    and strategically find an open spot while your opponent is parrying it.
    If he blocks it, of course, damage has already been done. And even if the
    opponent jumps over it, which by the way is the only logical solution to
    this problem, he can still get a hit or two because of the fireball's size.
                                                                           
    2) Mix-up your D+MK, Overhead P, and your throw
                                                                           
    If you get close to an opponent, try as randomly as possible to execute
    one of these attacks and follow it up with another randomly chosen move.
    Most of the time I just mix-up the crouching kick and the overhead punch
    and only use the throw when my opponents' getting the hang of it.
                                                                           
    3) Try jumping straight up as the first round starts
                                                                           
    Normally, your challenger would throw a fireball which you should parry.
    If he jumps towards you, just do a HK. Sometimes he'll dash in. When this
    happens, repeatedly tap forward and LP+LK to anticipate either an attack
    or a throw. 
                                                                           
    4) Parrying is a big part of the game but...
                                                                           
    Akuma does not rely on parrying that much. He is the offensive type.
    The only sound way of playing him defensively if by being cheap, and
    you don't want that, do you? Besides, parrying takes the risk of being
    hit and Akuma takes a whole lot more damage than any other player so
    basically, Akuma and parrying don't mix.
                                                                           
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    (_  _)( \/ )    ( ___)(_  _) / __)( )_( )(_  _)(_  _)( \( ) / __)
     _)(_  )  (      )__)  _)(_ ( (_-. ) _ (   )(   _)(_  )  ( ( (_-.
    (____)(_/\_)()  (__)  (____) \___/(_) (_) (__) (____)(_)\_) \___/
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                    ( \/\/ )(_  _)(_  _)( )_( )  ( )_( )(  _  )( \( )(  _  )(  _ \
                     )    (  _)(_   )(   ) _ (    ) _ (  )(_)(  )  (  )(_)(  )   /
                    (__/\__)(____) (__) (_) (_)  (_) (_)(_____)(_)\_)(_____)(_)\_)
                                                                           
                                                                           
    (this section is only for Akuma experts who are already used to victory)
                                                                           
    "Hah! Akuma? Honor? Two things that'd NEVER mix!" is probably the first
    thing you'll say when you find out about this section. I know most Akuma
    players wouldn't care, but I just had to add this section for those who,
    like me, love to use Akuma but hate to be called a cheap@$$. I must admit
    at this point it's already hard to convince anyone that you ain't cheap
    if you use Akuma, but why don't you try these strategies out first?
                                                                          
                                                                          
    1) Do not throw a fireball. Train yourself. Get used to it. Live without
       the root of all cheapness. Use it as a combo filler, maybe, but don't
       as much as possible.
                                                                          
    2) Do not throw an Shakunetsu Hadouken. It's less cheap because you can't
       do it all the time, but still you must try your best to avoid it. One
       exception maybe is when you only aim to counter the fireball that HE
       threw.
                                                                          
    3) Use only the Messatsu Gou Rasen super. The Messatsu Gou Shoryuu is
       really not a tempting to super to use because anything it can do, at
       least for experts, the former can do better. The Messatsu Gou Hadou,
       on the other hand, is what  most people need to win. I said it was
       the best super because it really was. The problem is no one would be
       ever convinced that you don't fight cheap if you use this super---
       especially the mid-air version!
                                                                          
    4) Do not teleport. Learn to save your own hide by out prioritizing your
       opponent's moves, not by simply escaping from his attacks. If you
       happen to be in a corner, use your HP Shoryuken to silence your opponent's
       onslaught.
                                                                          
    5) Do not taunt. That's the worse thing you could do. Either you get
       punished for the taunt's lame recovery and lose, or you win but most
       your audience is already pissed off at you.
                                                                          
    6) Do not throw. Akuma doesn't really rely on throwing, anyway. But still
       don't be tempted to use it. It's a bad way to win.
                                                                          
    7) When crouching, use only either the HP or the MK and follow it up
       with a combo. The HK is what most people use and besides it's disadvantage
       in speed and combo ability, it makes you look like you can't think
       of anything better to do.
                                                                          
    8) Never be a defensive player. Just look at Akuma's face. He's a raging
       freak and that's how you should use him. Master the art of confusing
       an opponent, but DO NOT win with a "C" mark (meaning you hit an opponent
       with 0.01% life left while he was blocking and had no choice)
                                                                           
    GOLDEN RULE: DO NOT, AND I REPEAT A THOUSAND TIMES, DO NOT! USE A ZANKUU
                 HADOUKEN (AIR FIREBALL) NOT EVEN IF YOUR 50c DEPENDED ON IT!
                                                                           
    Now, having said all that, you might be wondering, "How the hell can I
    win, avoiding all that?" Well, I got the specific instructions for each
    opponent just to answer that question:
                                                                          
    Akuma - If he breaks the Golden Rule and breaks it often, meet him in
            mid-air with a parry to HP or just super jump to HK Tatsumaki
            him out his cheap strategy and continue with any of the juggle
            combos I have mentioned in my combos section. If, on the other
            hand, he doesn't use everything I said you shouldn't, then you're
            in for a good match. You'll definitely feel contented, win or
            lose.
                                                                           
    Alex - Always keep an eye out for his spiral DDT. You can do just about
           anything to counter it, but that is IF you detect it. Most of the
           time you'll block, which is very, VERY bad. It IS blockable but,
           why block if you can counter? Besides, a simple crouch would get
           you out of his accursed reach. His non-super grapples do not require
           a 360 degree rotation so don't underestimate your opponent's ability
           to do it anytime he wants. He won't be doing any non-grapple moves
           if you can parry and counter them all so give him that impression.
           Besides, it's quite easy to parry his non-grapples, being one-hit
           moves.
                                                                           
    Chunli - She'll definitely confuse you with her wide array of high and
             low hitting kicks so stay out of a close fight (no, don't use
             fireball-to-keep-away tactics!) She can't just walk toward you
             and attack without you crouch MK to comboing her first so she'll
             have to jump. HP Shoryuken to counter. If she pushes you to a
             corner, however, she'd be an instant offense freak so unless
             she's doing a Lightning K, do another HP Shoryuken to silence
             her.
                                                                           
    Dudley - His moves will leave a lot for you to feast your combos on so
             just block 'em all then counter. Be careful not to get thrown
             out of a block, though. If he does that move wherein he allows
             you to hit him in the face and then counters, throw him. It
             won't be considered cheap unless the throw knocked him out, but
             no one's so foolish as to execute that move with a low life
             left.
                                                                           
    Elena - She's also a good confuser like Chunli, and she attacks slower but,
            to my surprise, is a lot more undetectable. LP Shoryuken her when
            she's starting a confuser's game with you. Her Rhino Horn need
            not be blocked, duck, dash-in, and choose a favorite combo
            for her. Remember, all her moves, even her supers, leave her
            open for a Messatsu Gou Rasen afterwards.
                                                                           
    Hugo - Intimidating, but not really a problem. He's a grappler, so throwing
           won't be considered cheap in this situation. Actually, it's a
           worthy skill on your part if he wasn't able to throw you first.
           He'll also be a counter attacker cause if he's not, all you'll
           need are well-timed HPs and HKs to win. If he is, as I was saying,
           you'll just have to engage in a confuser's game with him. Risky,
           but that's the only way.
                                                                           
    Ibuki - Don't be dismayed over a 10+hit combo that rendered you helpless
            for several seconds because all her efforts would prove futile
            when she does a cheap knife throw in mid-air, cause that's when
            you jab the knife (yes, you can!) dash forward, and bury your
            foot in her,....uh....midsection with a Messatsu Gou Rasen. Same
            goes with her slide if you block it---and she's sure to use either
            of the two moves I mentioned at least thrice in a round.
                                                                           
    Ken - It's easy to land a Messatsu Gou Rasen with this guy. Just sacrifice
          a relatively small amount of life by letting him hit you with a
          Tatsumaki. He's so weak even four or more hits of this move won't
          knock you down so repeatedly do the down to forward motion and hit
          the HK afterwards to connect. If he doesn't ever use this move,
          my number two and three Vs. Human strategies are enough to send
          him on his way.
                                                                           
    Makoto - Just like Elena, this newcomer will leave herself open for a
             Messatsu Gou Rasen after every blocked move. You'll find it hard
             to parry her speedy punch, but who told you to?. Block and
             super. If she utilizes a choke-grab-to-speedy-punch-and-repeat
             strategy on you, the better. Time it right so you can do a Messatsu
             Gou Rasen after the speedy punch is done to make her cry. She'll
             also be a counter attacker like Hugo so you'll also have to play
             a risky confuser's game with her. Always be ready to block, though,
             as she might surprise you with her sudden attacks.
                                                                           
    Necro - a lot rarer than Alex users to even have the guts to challenge
            me so I'm not that sure of the properties of his moves but what
            I know is this: treat him as you would treat a computer controlled
            Necro. He'll knock you off the air if you jump, electrify you
            if you're close, and do that multi-hitting spin attack if you
            miss a move. Watch his feet when he does a confuser's strategy
            so you'll know when to do an HP Shoryuken.
                                                                           
    Oro - Another character whose cheapness is more frequently utilized than
          not. His EX fireball is the key to his "efficiency" It hits twice,
          just like any other EX projectile, but then it has some MAJOR pluses.
          First, it's extremely slow, meaning he could use it to protect himself
          and make sure you won't hit him without YOU getting first. This dam
          projectile is also homing, which means you can't jump over it and
          hope to feel safe. This will be one of the rare occasions you'll
          have to do a Shakunetsu Hadouken, but just to counter his EX fireball and
          only when he's too close to it. Otherwise, you can block it without
          the fear of being thrown, swept, or stomped at.
                                                                           
    Q - His tricks come out fast and therefore hard to detect. Don't try
        to parry them, as you would only put yourself at risk of receiving
        very high damage. Block his moves. Counter with a combo or better
        yet a Messatsu Gou Rasen. Two of his supers require one hit connects
        and since he can't combo, will be easier to evade than your Messatsu
        Gou Rasen. One of his supers is a series of whacks. Easy to parry
        all of them but then again, rather not take the risk. One more thing,
        the fourth hit of this super is a low attack so be prepared for that
        and show off YOUR super when he's done.
                                                                           
    Remy - I just hate the Guile types. It's so dam easy to go cheap on them.
           Just crouch back all day, throw projectiles like crazy, and counter
           jump-ins via flash kicks. Remy's even worse. His projectile actually
           has a use (as a confuser cause it may hit high or low), the EX
           version is hard to parry (because it hits BOTH high and low), and
           parrying the super is virtually impossible unless you jump first
           (since it's compose of a multitude of EX versions). Ok, enough
           of his "strengths" and on to his weaknesses. Remy needs to hold
           directions before he could execute his moves so if you ever see
           a standing Remy, dash-in immediately and engage in a confuser's
           game. He'll probably double sweep you and that'd be his downfall.
           Block one of his sweeps and parry the other. It's Messatsu Gou
           Rasen time! If you happen to be facing the cheap@$$ low blocker
           I was talking about, you'll have to master the art of parrying
           an anti-air (in this case flash kick-like moves). Whenever you
           are successful leave him a scar in the chest via Messatsu Gou Rasen.
                                                                           
    Ryu - You'll have your hands full in this Shoto match, whether he'd be
          using a Shinkuu Hadouken or a Shin Shoryuken. They'd probably use
          their supers as surprise moves, so when you close in on a knocked
          down Ryu, add blocking to the list of things you might do as he gets
          up. Denjin Hadouken users need not be worried about. All you have
          to do is avoid being rendered dizzy, as that would mean the end.
          In any case, always meet him in mid-air with an HP, always parry
          his Hadoukens, duck and combo when he does a Tatsumaki, and apply
          numbers two and three of my Vs. Human strategies. 
                                                                           
    Sean - It's easy to land a Messatsu Gou Rasen with this guy. Just sacrifice
           a relatively small amount of life by letting him hit you with his
           (Dan's) version of a Tatsumaki. He's so weak even four or more
           hits of this move won't knock you down so repeatedly do the down
           to forward motion and hit the HK afterwards to connect. If he doesn't
           ever use this move, my number two and three Vs. Human strategies
           are enough to send him on his way.
                                                                           
    Twelve - If he copies you, you'll just have to follow my Akuma strategies,
             disregarding the "avoiding the supers" part because he won't
             be able to do any of them. Choosing his dive super means your
             opponent is ready for any Hadouken attack you can think of, but
             since you DON'T use a Hadouken, he'll die of frustration. Looks
             like the needle super is all he has left, but you can easily
             block that. Scatter his molecules with a Messatsu Gou Rasen
             afterwards for a glorifying win. By the way, his specials are
             of no use whatsoever.
                                                                           
    Urien - Learn from the computer. Don't parry that Thunder thingy cause
            he'll follow up with an EX projectile. Don't jump for him cause
            he's got an ultra cheap D+HP that allows him to juggle you with
            several powerful moves and even his shoulder ram super! You're
            also not supposed to parry the mirror super and the reasons are
            obvious. Confuse him just like you would with Hugo and Makoto.
            He'll generally be less patient than the other two and succumb
            to his fate---KO!
                                                                           
    Yang - Good Yang players would never finish their three hit Tourou Zan
           so keep an eye out for the pause and Messatsu Gou Rasen! Master the
           art of countering a dive kick and you'll be fine. Don't ever jump,
           hoping to land behind him cause he's got a nice MK that can juggle
           you for a looong time. Choosing his roll super means your opponent
           is ready for any Hadouken attack you can think of, but since you
           DON'T use a Hadouken, he'll die of frustration. His Raishin Mahhaken
           is just too easy to evade, and his multiplicity super is not supposed
           to give much damage.
                                                                           
    Yun - Lure him into missing a Zesshou Hohou by dashing in and out for a
          free Messatsu Gou Rasen in his face. Master the art of countering a
          dive kick and you'll be fine. His two combo supers are dealt with
          in the same manner: just block them all and Messatsu Gou Rasen him
          out of his brand new kung-fu shoes afterwards. His multiplicity
          super, by the way, is not supposed to give much damage.
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )    ( ___)( \( )(  _ \ (_  _)( \( ) / __)
     )  (      )__)  )  (  )(_) ) _)(_  )  ( ( (_-.
    (_/\_)()  (____)(_)\_)(____/ (____)(_)\_) \___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    * Akuma's sub-boss is Ryu and since they're both the silent types, this
      is what they and that SFIII 3rd Strike dumb@$$ rapper have to say:
                                                                           
      Akuma  : .....
      Ryu    : .....
      rapper : hey, I'm waitin for you!
      Akuma  : .....
      Ryu    : .....
      rapper : yeah, I see.
      Akuma  : .....
      Ryu    : .....
      rapper : wo, that makes sense!
      Akuma  : .....
      Ryu    : .....
      rapper : wo, I got to see this!
                                                                           
    (ok, I just made that whole corny thing up. They just plain don't have
     any pre-fight speeches, period)
                                                                           
    * Akuma's ending:
                                                                           
    As a deep-sea exploration team neared the bottom of their search, they
    found a ship wreck. To their disbelief, standing on top of the mast is
    a man...Akuma! Akuma destroys their mini-sub and then he cuts their ship
    (which is waiting on the surface) in half with a move he called Tenshou
    Kaireki Jin which looks a lot like his Gou Rasen. (maybe this'll be his
    next Super in a 4th version of SFIII don't you think?)
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )(_  _)     / __)(  _ \( ___)(  _ \ (_  _)(_  _)/ __)
     )  (  _)(_     ( (__  )   / )__)  )(_) ) _)(_   )(  \__ \
    (_/\_)(____)()   \___)(_)\_)(____)(____/ (____) (__) (___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    Jeff Maxwell for sharing his opinions on the predictabilities of different
                 computer opponents and...
                 for constantly giving me a taste of brand new kung-fu shoes
                 (but that's nothing compared to the taste of old sandals that
                  have walked the globe! hehe)
                                                                           
    Mech Gouki (MechGouki8@aol.com) for the correct names of all of Akuma's
                                    moves
                                                                           
    Sir "O" (Sir0rion@aol.com) for a little added info:
                                                                           
            Shun Goku Satsu does not translate to "Raging Demon"
            Shun Goku Satsu means "Instant Hell Murder"
            "Raging Demon" translates to Akuma
                                                                           
    * I think Shun Goku Satsu and Raging Demon are commonly used by so many
    its hard to start campaigning on their difference but at least I followed
    Sir O's advice of using only one of these terms throughout the faq.
                                                                           
    Patrick Yap (jmaster0@hotmail.com) for improvements on Akuma's ending
                                                                           
    Andrew Hart (megatron25@hotmail.com) for the Shun Goku Satsu combo and
                                         a big part of my corner combo
                                                                           
    Red Phoenix (red_phoenix_1@hotmail.com) for info on the whats and hows
                                            of ASCII arts
                                                                           
    Carter Ong (carterong@hotmail.com) for info on the Spiral DDT
                                                                           
    Janice (my kid sis) for enclosing the copy of my very first faq in "frames"
                        simply because I didn't have the patience to do it :p
                                                                           
    Gamefaqs.com for paying attention to this faq
    Capcom and all its affiliates for creating such a great game
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )(_  _)(_  _)    (  _ \( ___)( \/ )(_  _)/ __)(_  _)(  _  )( \( )
     )  (  _)(_  _)(_      )   / )__)  \  /  _)(_ \__ \ _)(_  )(_)(  )  (
    (_/\_)(____)(____)()  (_)\_)(____)  \/  (____)(___/(____)(_____)(_)\_)
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                          ( )_( )(_  _)/ __)(_  _)(  _  )(  _ \( \/ )
                           ) _ (  _)(_ \__ \  )(   )(_)(  )   / \  /
                          (_) (_)(____)(___/ (__) (_____)(_)\_) (__)
                                                                           
                                                                           
    v3.1 - added the red parry
    v3.0 - added a copy of my very first faq!
    v2.9 - added legal notice
    v2.8 - again fixed errors and added comments
    v2.7 - added some comments
    v2.6 - fixed some errors
    v2.5 - updated strategies
    v2.4 - added Fighting with Honor Section
    v2.3 - again improved ASCII art
    v2.2 - added normal moves section
    v2.1 - improved ASCII art
    v2.0 - landing a Shun Goku Satsu and a lot more combos
    v1.9 - improved ending
    v1.8 - added credits and last section
    v1.7 - added a Zankuu Hadouken and Tenma Gou Zankuu
    v1.6 - corrected spelling of moves
    v1.5 - final touches
    v1.4 - corrected names of moves
    v1.3 - added ways to end Hyakki Shuu
    v1.2 - added Gill strategy
    v1.1 - added beginner combos
                                                                           
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )(_  _)(_  _)(_  _)    ( ___)(_  _)( \( )  /__\  (  )
     )  (  _)(_  _)(_  _)(_      )__)  _)(_  )  (  /(__)\  )(__
    (_/\_)(____)(____)(____)()  (__)  (____)(_)\_)(__)(__)(____)
                       _    _  _____  ____  ____   ___
                      ( \/\/ )(  _  )(  _ \(  _ \ / __)
                       )    (  )(_)(  )   / )(_) )\__ \
                      (__/\__)(_____)(_)\_)(____/ (___/
                                                                           
                                                                           
    Please feel free to email me if there's something about Akuma I left out
    or if you just want to comment on my work. Thank you. If ever I revise
    this faq and add something you feel came from one of your emails to me,
    email me again and remind me bout it so I can give you credit. Thanks
    again.
                                                                           
    oh, i forgot; wanna increase the chances of landing a Shun Goku Satsu by 90%?
    four main ways:
                                                                           
    1) Knock the opponent down. As he gets up, do it.
    2) Have your opponent block or parry any standing/crouching P/K and finish
       the code before the animation is over
    3) Use a K Teleort to position yourself behind the opponent and do it
       (when I said Teleporting was cheap I meant the P Teleport which is really
        for nothing but escaping a corner)
    4) Jab like crazy until the opponent attacks. Pause for half a sec to parry
       his attack and quickly complete the code with a LK,HP
                                                                           
                                                                           
    * a present-minded opponent (there are very few) can just jab his way out
    of this situation or worse, do a super. Well, at least computers are
    100% suckers for this strategy, so there you have it!
                                                                           
    * you can always resort to Andrews' combo (in my combos section) which
    is, of course, a 100% increase in your chances of landing a Shun Goku
    Satsu. But then again, besides requiring a nimble set of fingers, this
    combo is not applicable to all fighters (mentioned above) and it's pretty 
    tough to land the roundhouse HK in a Vs Human situation.
                                                                           
    * here's a trick that, according to Mr. Kennedy Tang, has a 100% success
    rate (even though it doesn't register as a combo):
                                                                           
    "First if the opponent jumps in the air, and Akuma who is in the air
    should use a Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku using the high kick button, then
    before the opponent touches the ground, press high punch which will send
    him flying to the air(or to the corner)and immediately do a Shun Goku
    Satsu to prevent him from touching the ground. Remember, do it before
    he touches the ground or else the opponent(or the computer)will escape.
    This combo works everytime if only u do it fast."
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )(_  _)( \/ )    (  )    /__\  / __)(_  _)  ( \( )(  _  )(_  _)( ___)
     )  (  _)(_  \  /      )(__  /(__)\ \__ \  )(     )  (  )(_)(   )(   )__)
    (_/\_)(____)  \/  ()  (____)(__)(__)(___/ (__)   (_)\_)(_____) (__) (____)
                                                                           
                                                                           
    Let's be fair, alright? I don't give any harsh comments on kung-fu masters,
    boxers, and professional wrestlers. It's not that I can't think of any,
    it's just that I know there'll always be people who'll be offended so I
    stick to giving praise to my favorite characters. (Ok, I said Q is crap
    but I only meant the computer-controlled Q) So, why don't you do the same?
    Don't emphasize and curse on what you think is the lameness of another
    character cause someday you might eat your own words when someone (like
    me) challenges and beats the crap out of YOU using the "lamest" shoto,
    and without being cheap.
                                                                           
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    ( \/ )( ___)(  _ \( \/ )  ( ___)(_  _)(  _ \/ __)(_  _)  ( ___)  /__\  (  _  )  )(
     \  /  )__)  )   / \  /    )__)  _)(_  )   /\__ \  )(     )__)  /(__)\  )(_)(   \/
      \/  (____)(_)\_) (__)   (__)  (____)(_)\_)(___/ (__)   (__)  (__)(__)(___/\\  ()
                                                                           
                                                                           
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    ever made! I know I should be disappointed at that site for posting such
    an outdated version of this Akuma faq, but what can I say, it's just what
    I was looking for! ;) Call me sentimental or whatever, but I'd still wanna
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    p /\   |<   |_|   |\/|   /\   STREET FIGHTER III 3RD STRIKE FAQ                   
    y by Joseph Christopher <sirlordjoseph@icqmail.com>                               
      version 1.0                                                                     
    o Sept. 23, 1999                                                                  
    f                                                                                 
      this faq is copyright 1999 Joseph Christopher                                   
    m                                                                                 
    y by reading this faq you agree that I, the author, am not in any way             
      liable for any harm that anybody thinks came from reading this faq              
    v                                                                                 
    e * Akuma is THE best streetfighter there is. Sure, he can also be the            
    r   cheapest, but that depends on YOU, the player. I, for one, NEVER use          
    y   Akuma in a cheap way (e.g. throwing air fireballs all over the place,         
        teleporting, etc.) There are other ways to beat the crap out of anyone        
    f   without using these. Ryu and Ken ain't cheap right? Then if Akuma is          
    i   used like them, he wouldn't be a cheap character either! But why              
    r   choose him if you'd use him like the other two? Well,                         
    s                                                                                 
    t 1. Akuma is balanced, (let me put it this way: he's stronger than Ken,          
         and faster than Ryu.)                                                        
    f 2. Akuma has 5 supers and can choose from three during the game (the            
    a    two being his Raging Demon and Kongou Kokuretsu Zan)                         
    q 3. Akuma's supers are easier to connect w/o use of combos (take for             
         instance his Gourasen vs. Ryu's ShinShoryuken and Ken's Shinryuken)         c 
      4. Akuma has a better juggling ability                                         o
                                                                                     p
                                                                                     y
      Why read this guide:                                                            
         I. Legend                                                                   o
        II. General Moves                                                            f
       III. Special Moves                                                             
        IV. Supers                                                                   m
         V. Combos                                                                   y
        VI. Vs. Computer                                                              
       VII. Vs. Human                                                                v
      VIII. Ending                                                                   e
        IX. Credits                                                                  r
         X. Final Words                                                              y
                                                                                      
    c %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%        f
    o                                                                                i
    p I. Legend                                                                      r
    y                                                                                s
      U - up                                                                         t
    o D - down                                                                        
    f B - back                                                                       f
      F - forward                                                                    a
    m + - at the same time                                                           q
    y P - any punch                                                                   
      K - any kick                                                                    
    v L - low                                                                         
    e M - medium                                                                      
    r H - high                                                                        
    y / - or                                                                          
                                                                                      
    f %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%         
    i                                                                                 
    r II. General Moves                                                               
    s                                                                                 
    t dash       - F,F / B,B (goes in direction you choose)                           
      super jump - D,U / D,UF / D,UB (goes in direction you choose)                   
    f throw      - LP+LK / F+LP+LK / B+LP+LK (different throws depending on           
    a              direction)                                                         
    q overhead P - MP+MK                                                              
      taunt      - HP+HK                                                             c
      parry      - tap F at moment of impact of opponent's attack (maybe done        o
                   in mid-air)                                                       p
      low parry  - tap D at moment of impact of opponent's attack                    y
                                                                                      
    c %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%        o
    o                                                                                f
    p III. Special Moves                                                              
    y                                                                                m
      1) Hadoken - D,DF,F+P                                                          y
    o                                                                                 
    f         This is his blue fireball. Beginners can evade it, Normal players      v
         can parry it, Better players will counter. In short, don't you EVER         e
    m    use it. Not even in combos cause there's always a LK Tatsumaki->            r
    y    Shoryuken to replace it. Don't even think of using the mid-air version,     y
         cause you'll tend to rely on it and thus become a genuine cheapoid.          
    v                                                                                f
    e 2) Shakunetsu Hadoken - F,FD,D,DB,B+P                                          i
    r                                                                                r
    y         His red fireball: used on opponents who are getting up from a fall.    s 
         Always use the HP version. Even the greatest of players can do nothing but  t 
    f    parry so try to dash in and sweep or do a D,MK-> LK Tatsumaki->               
    i    HP Shoryuken combo while they're busy flashing like crazy.                  f 
    r                                                                                a
    s 3) Shoryuken - F,D,DF+P                                                        q
    t                                                                                 
              What's a Shotokan w/o an uppercut? Always use the LP except in          
    f    combos where you're sure it'll connect.                                      
    a                                                                                 
    q 4) Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku - D,DB,B+K                                            
                                                                                     c
              The hurricane K may be done in mid-air. As with the Shoryuken,         o
         always use the LK version but this time even in combos where you're         p
         sure to add more.                                                           y
                                                                                      
         Exception: when used as a combo finisher, of course, use the HK version     o
                                                                                     f
      * from this point on I don't know the moves' names no more, sorry               
                                                                                     m
      6) Dive K - (in peak of jump) D+MK                                             y
                                                                                      
              The greatest jump-in combo starter cause it's relatively harder        v
         to parry or counter. It gives much less damage tough.                       e
                                                                                     r
      7) Jump Roll - F,D,DF+K                                                        y
                                                                                      
      You can end this (not sure) in 4 ways:  sweep (let go of all the buttons)      f
                                              HP    (pause a sec then HP)            i
                                              heel K(pause a sec then HK)            r
                                              dive K(D+MK at peak)                   s
                                                                                     t
      8) Teleport - F,D,DF+PPP : long forward                                         
                    F,D,DF+KKK : short forward                                       f
                    B,D,DB+PPP : long backward                                       a
                    B,D,DB+KKK : short backward                                      q
                                                                                      
              "A true warrior never escapes from danger, he faces it" (nuff said)     
                                                                                      
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    o                                                                                 
    p IV. Supers                                                                      
    y                                                                                 
      * the first three supers you choose from before a match and make use of         
    o   one bar while the rest makes use of two                                       
    f * no matter which super you choose, Akuma will have the same long,              
        2-level super bar                                                             
    m                                                                                 
    y 1) Messatsu Gou Hadou - D,DF,F,D,DF,F+P                                         
                                                                                      
    v         A multi-hitting Hadoken. Can be done in the air. Least damaging         
    e of the three and easiest to parry but I still recommend using it cause          
    r it has the highest priority and safest recovery.                                
    y                                                                                 
      2) Messatsu Gou Shoryuu - D,DF,F,D,DF,F+P                                       
    f                                                                                 
    i         Three Shoryukens, the last one having more hits and more damage.        
    r Mostly used in combos                                                           
    s                                                                                 
    t 3) Messatsu Gou Rasen - D,DF,F,D,DF,F+K                                         
                                                                                      
    f         A hurricane K that spins so fast, it carries Akuma up in the air,       
    a much like Ken's Shinryuken. Mostly used in juggles.                             
    q                                                                                 
      4) Raging Demon (Shun Goku Sastu) - LP,LP,F,LK,HP                              c
                                                                                     o
              It's fast, it's damaging, it's UNBLOCKABLE! oh, don't use it.          p
      Why? cause good players can also be fast, damaging, and UNBLOCKABLE            y
      (cause you can't do anythin) while your doing this move!                        
                                                                                     o
      5) Kongou Kokuretsu Zan - D,D,D,PPP                                            f
                                                                                      
              It's a great counter for jumps, dash-ins, and hops but takes so        m
      long to execute, good players can just throw you out of it I don't recommend   y
      relying on this.                                                                
                                                                                     v
    c %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%        e
    o                                                                                r
    p V. Combos (every HK Tatsumaki may be replaced by any of the three selectable   y
    y            supers)                                                              
                (every HP Hadoken and HP Shoryuken may be FOLLOWED by any of the     f
    o            three selectable supers)                                            i
    f                                                                                r
      Beginner                                                                       s
    m                                                                                t
    y 1) UF-> HK-> D+HK                                                               
      2) UF-> HP-> D+HK                                                              f
    v 3) UF-> HK-> D+MK-> HP Hadoken                                                 a
    e 4) UF-> HP-> D+MK-> HP Hadoken                                                 q
    r 5) UF-> HK-> D+HP-> HP Hadoken                                                  
    y 6) UF-> HP-> D+HP-> HP Hadoken                                                  
                                                                                      
    f Intermediate                                                                    
    i                                                                                 
    r  1) UF-> HP-> D+HP-> HP Shoryuken                                               
    s  2) UF-> HK-> D+HP-> HP Shoryuken                                               
    t  3) UF-> HP-> B+HP-> HP Shoryuken                                               
       4) UF-> HK-> B+HP-> HP Shoryuken                                               
    f  5) UF-> HP-> D+HP-> HK Tatsumaki                                               
    a  6) UF-> HK-> D+HP-> HK Tatsumaki                                               
    q  7) UF-> HP-> B+HP-> HK Tatsumaki                                               
       8) UF-> HK-> B+HP-> HK Tatsumaki                                              c
       9) UF-> HP-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HP Shoryuken                                       o
      10) UF-> HK-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HP Shoryuken                                       p
      11) UF-> HP-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HK Tatsumaki                                       y
      12) UF-> HK-> D+LP-> D+LK-> HK Tatsumaki                                        
                                                                                     o
      Expert                                                                         f
                                                                                      
      1) UF-> Dive K-> D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki-> HK Tatsumaki                            m
      2) UF-> Dive K-> D+MK-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken                            y
      3) UF-> HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HK Tatsumaki                              
      4) UF-> HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken                             v
                                                                                     e
    c %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%        r
    o                                                                                y
    p VI. Vs. Computer                                                                
    y * a general strategy would be to jump backwards and do a HK Tatsumaki.         f
        as you land, the opponent will jump. Jump again and give him a               i
    o   HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken / HK Tatsumaki / Any Super        r
    f                                                                                s
      * These are NOT 100% applicable in all cases. There's always a chance,         t
    m   slim as it may be, that the computer did not follow what I say below.         
    y   But it's safe to say that if you follow my guidelines, you'll always         f
        win.                                                                         a
    v                                                                                q
    e * Messatsu Gou Rasen is the most recommended super for the computer             
    r                                                                                 
    y Akuma - if you block a combo of his that ended with a Hadoken, do a             
              HP Shoryuken cause he'll jump and try to do another dive K combo        
    f       - if he's in the corner and blocks your Hadoken, he'll jump.              
    i         Do a Gou Rasen if you will                                              
    r                                                                                 
    s Alex - whenever he does a HP Back Fist, duck. He'll follow up with a            
    t        Double Dive P which you should be ready to parry and counter             
           - if he suddenly walks back for 3 sec, get ready to parry his charging     
    f        elbow                                                                    
    a                                                                                 
    q Chunli - she wouldn't be herself if she didn't jump at least 10 times per       
               match. Have a handy LP Shoryuken at your disposal                     c
                                                                                     o
      Dudley - he is, on my opinion the hardest to parry cause it's so dam hard      p
               to anticipate his moves. A good strategy would be to block his        y
               attacks and retaliate                                                  
             - note: don't block all day, especially if he's close cause he,         o
               like most computer opponents, can always throw you when you least     f
               expect it                                                              
                                                                                     m
      Elena - memorize her body language and you'll see her charging kick from       y
              a mile away                                                             
            - low blocking her D+LK will make her do an overhead kick and follow     v
              it with a sweep so counter as you see fit                              e
            - she'll super jump for you if you're too far away so meet her in the    r
              air with a HK Tatsumaki-> LK Tatsumaki-> HP Shoryuken                  y
                                                                                      
    c Gill - continue parrying his fireballs until he does something else            f
    o      - he rarely parries in mid-air so you know what to do                     i
    p      - super jump and HK Tatsumaki to land behind him if he gets too close     r
    y      - don't get intimidated by his meteor shower; it can be parried           s 
           - get intimidated by his ULTRA CHEAP angel of death super                 t 
    o      - have at least one super ready to counter his resurrection super          
    f                                                                                f
      Hugo - jab occasionally to make sure he doesn't grapple you                    a
    m      - when he jumps, carefully time a sweep cause he never expects it         q
    y                                                                                 
      Ibuki - if she jumps back, she'll throw a dagger so don't try to follow         
    v       - if she jumps forward, meet her in the air and pummel her to the         
    e         ground with a HP                                                        
    r                                                                                 
    y Ken - don't jump on him or if you do, get ready to parry a three-hit Shoryuken  
          - if he's near fully charged and you launch a Hadoken, he'll jump           
    f       over it and propell himself with an EX Tatsumaki, landing behind you      
    i                                                                                 
    r Makoto - don't risk slow moves even if you think their damage is worth          
    s          the wait. She'll surely punish you with her speedy power P             
    t        - don't HK repeatedly just to charge up your super meter. She'll         
               see to it that you learn your lesson                                   
    f                                                                                 
    a Necro - don't jump cause he has a whole lot of ways to counter                  
    q       - his mid-air drill K is always followed by a sweep                       
            - he mixes his groud and air attacks but keep an eye on his feet         c
              and you'll know when to do a Shoryuken                                 o
                                                                                     p
      Oro - he'll always follow a straight fireball with an upward one               y
          - he rarely uses his uppercut now. That means you can always beat           
            him via jump-in combos                                                   o
                                                                                     f
      Q - he's crap. Don't know why he was chosen for a secret challenger. He'll      
          never compare to THE original secret challenger (Akuma!) not much          m
          strategy is needed for him. He can be obliterated even by simple           y
          jump-in combos                                                              
                                                                                     v
      Remy - concentrate on countering his attacks and low parrying his projectile   e
           - don't rush cause that's what he's waiting for                           r
           - if you must jump, be sure you're ready to parry a 2 hit flash kick      y
                                                                                      
      Ryu - if he dashes backwards, expect two hadokens to come your way. Jump       f
            and select from a wide variety of combos                                 i
                                                                                     r
      Sean - you're half-screen away and you throw a Hadoken, he'll always counter   s
             with a hopping heel K which you, in turn can counter with a parry->     t
             super                                                                    
           - two D+LK s will always be followed by a hopping heel k. Parry and       f
             super                                                                   a
                                                                                     q
      Twelve - don't lose hope if he's been countering all your jump-ins for half     
               the round. he won't be countering the succeeding ones and thus         
               victory for you                                                        
             - keep an eye out for his invisibility. It's when you give all you've    
               got: He'll accept every last bit of it.                                
                                                                                      
      Urien - crouching for 3 or more seconds yields a dive knee                      
            - walking back for sec yields a charging shoulder                         
            - standing for 3 or more seconds yields a projectile                      
                                                                                      
      Yang/Yun - they may have different abilities, but the strategies the computer   
                 has in mind when playing them are identical                          
               - whenever they're very far from you, they'll super jump and           
                 dive K. You'll parry and super                                       
                                                                                      
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    o                                                                                 
    p VII. Vs Human                                                                   
    y                                                                                 
      Well, there won't be any universal rules for fighting against humans cause      
    o no two humans think identically. There are, however, general rules that         
    f could apply to at most 80% of your encounters with human challengers            
                                                                                      
    m 1) Messatsu Gou Hadou is the most recommended super                             
    y                                                                                 
      As I have mentioned above, the Messatsu Gou Hadou is almost impossible          
    v to counter after it is blocked or parried. Even if the opponent jumps           
    e over it, which by the way is the only logical solution to this problem,         
    r he can still get a hit or two because of the fireball's size.                   
    y                                                                                 
      2) Mix-up your D+MK, Overhead P, and your throw                                 
    f                                                                                 
    i If you get close to an opponent, try as randomly as possible to execute         
    r one of these attacks and follow it up with another randomly chosen move.        
    s Most of the time I just mix-up the crouching kick and the overhead punch        
    t and only use the throw when my opponents' getting the hang of it.               
                                                                                      
    f 3) Try jumping straight up as the first round starts                            
    a                                                                                 
    q Normally, your challenger would throw a fireball which you should parry.        
      If he jumps towards you, just do a HK. Sometimes he'll dash in. When this      c
      happens, repeatedly tap forward and LP+LK to anticipate either an attack       o
      or a throw.                                                                    p
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    o                                                                                o
    p VIII. Ending                                                                   f
    y * next time I'll put in the exact words used but for now...                     
                                                                                     m
    o As a deep-sea exploration team neared the bottom of their search, they         y
    f found a ship wreck. To their disbelief, standing on top of the mast is          
      a man...Akuma! Akuma sends them flying to the surface with a move he           v
    m called (um i forgot) which looks a lot like his Gou Rasen.                     e
    y                                                                                r
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    v                                                                                 
    e IX. Credits                                                                    f
    r                                                                                i
    y This is my very first faq and I did it all by myself so I really got no        r
      one to thank as of now but:                                                    s
    f                                                                                t
    i - thanks to Jeff Maxwell for sharing his opinions on the predictabilities       
    r   of different computer opponents                                              f
    s                                                                                a
    t Jeff will be making a Yun faq (also his very first) soon. He's a master        q
      Yun player and a constant reminder of my need to change my style, or            
    f else...(I'll never win against him using the same style twice, but since I      
    a always change my style, I never lost to him either! hehe no offense Jeff :)     
    q                                                                                 
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                                                                                     o
      X. Final Words                                                                 p
                                                                                     y
      This faq is bound to have flaws as it is my first ever. Please feel free        
      to email me if there's something about Akuma I left out or if you just         o
      want to comment on my work. Thank you. If ever I revise this faq and           f
      add something you feel came from one of your emails to me, email me again       
      and remind me bout it so I can give you credit. Thanks again.                  m
                                                                                     y
      oh, i forgot; wanna increase the chances of landing a Raging Demon by 90% ?     
      four ways:                                                                     v
                                                                                     e
      1) sweep, as opponent gets up, do it                                           r
      2) jump HK, Sweep, Raging Demon (the sweep must be blocked for this to         y
         push through)                                                                
      3) jump HK, MK, Raging Demon (MK, which is a knee hit, must be blocked)        f
      4) repeatedly jab, parry an opponents attack, and quickly follow with          i
         a LK, HP                                                                    r
                                                                                     s
      * a present-minded opponent (there are very few) can just jab his way out      t
      of this situation or worse, do a super. Well, at least computers are            
      100% suckers for this strategy, so there you have it!                          f
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