Welcome to the Mr. Karate FAQ for the Playstation version of Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition. In this FAQ you will see why SNK made a great decision of adding this character in this game. Bottom line is... he kicks major ass!!! The Story of Mr. Karate:- First of all it must be made clear that this version of Mr. Karate is not Takuma Sakazaki (although I wish he was or he would kick even more ass)! It is actually Ryo Sakazaki (if you check the profile of Ryo and this profile it is the same). Ryo realizes that Geese Howard is really an evil man and should be get rid of. His mission in Wild Ambition is to simply kick Geese Howard's ass and anyone who gets in his way. Let the ass kicking begin! Profile:- Nationality: Japanese Fighting Style: Kyokugen-ryuu Karate Birthday: 8 / 2 Height: 179 cm Weight: 68 kg Blood Type: O Hobby: Doing carpentry on the weekend Favorite Food: Mochi rice cakes, nattou (fermented noodles) Dislikes: Bugs with multiple legs Of Importance: A motorcycle he found and restored Best Sport: None Normal Ass Kicking:- Standing P: A simple jab that can be repeated 5 times, at the last hit Mr. Karate executes a straight punch for the combo finisher. This comes out really quick so it is best used as a combo initiator. This attack can be cancelled into any special ass kicking (jabs only). Damage: 11 Hits: 1 Standing K: A simple mid kick to the guts. Can also be cancelable into any special ass kicking. Damage: 28 Hits: 1 Standing S: Mr. Karate does a semi-roundhouse kick to the opponent's face and can be repeated 3 times (different attacks). Great for starting huge ass kicking combos. The first 2 times are cancelable to any special ass kicking. Damage: 39 Hits: 1 Jumping P: A chop to the head. Useful for a quick attack so that you will less likely be countered by your opponent. Damage: 11 Hits: 1 Jumping K: A simple jumping mid-kick is executed if you simply press u+K. If uf (or ub)+K is pressed then Mr. Karate executes a normal jump kick. Damage: 28 Hits: 1 Jumping S: If u+S is pressed Mr. Karate executes a jumping downward punch. If uf (or ub)+S is pressed then Mr. Karate executes a normal jump kick. Use this as a start for ass kicking combos. Damage: 39 Hits: 1 Command Ass Kicking:- Launcher/Pursuit Attack: By pressing df+S while the opponent is standing Mr. Karate will execute an uppercut to launch the opponent into the air. This can be cancelled into any special ass kicking (most preferably by Koho or Hien Shippu Kyaku), although the opponent has the ability to ground-recover automatically. During ground-recover you cannot hit the opponent. When the opponent is lying on the ground Mr. Karate executes a downward energy punch as a pursuit attack. This is best used after a sweep or any knockdown move provided that the opponent is in range. Damage: 39/20 Hits: 1/1 Koshuu Senkyaku: By pressing db+S Mr. Karate will execute a spinning back kick. This move can hop over sweeps so use it to your advantage. Give those cheap sweepers the ass kicking they deserve! Damage: 45 Hits: 1 Kakato Otoshi Geri: Press f+K and Mr. Karate will execute a 2-hit axe kick. The second hit is an overhead, go give those ducking turtles the ass kicking they deserve! Damage: 25+20=45 total Hits: 2 Dai Gatana: Press S after the second hit of the previous move and Mr. Karate will do a strong middle kick. This attack can combo if you hit the opponent with the previous move as an overhead. More ass kicking for ducking turtles! Damage: 33 Hits: 1 Oni Guruma: Press f+S and Mr. Karate will do a hard punch to the chest. Use it to test your opponents' guard once in a while. Damage: 20+25=45 total Hits: 2 Dashing Oni Guruma: Tap f twice and then press any attack button and Mr. Karate will do the Dashing Oni Guruma, this time it only hits once. Damage: 39 Hits: 1 Sokusaki Goroshi: Press df+K and Mr. Karate will kick his opponent's shin. This attack must be blocked low. Damage: 34 Hits: 1 Special Ass kicking:- Ko Ou Ken d,df,f+P or S Damage: 20/30/45 Hits: 1 The P version travels a shorter distance than the S version. If the projectile is at the end of its path then it explodes giving more damage. If you hold the button that you executed it with the projectile will explode in a larger diameter which means improved range and more ass kicking damage. The explosion also knocks down! Kuuchuu Ko Ou Ken Jump then d,df,f+S Damage: 20/30 Hits: 1 When the projectile is near the ground it explodes and when it hits the opponent it knocks down (usually you hit the opponent on the shin when standing). You can cancel into this move after any jumping attack. Koho f,d,df+P or S Damage: 25, 25/30, 20, 20 (50/70) Hits: 2/3 If Koho is done with P it gives 2 hits but doesn't knock down. If Koho is done with S it does 3 hits and knocks down. Perfect as an anti air! Zan Retsu Ken f,b,f+P Damage: 55 Hits: 21 You can catch your opponent on the ground or in the air with this one. Use this move for major ass kicking! Mr. Karate, with his awesome speed and power, will do a barrage of jabs in hyperspeed which results in lifting the opponent off the ground. Afterwards he will do an uppercut and then hit the opponent with a strong punch straight to the guts which results into a quick roll across the screen. Looks painful and really kicks ass! Warning!!! Opponents' internal organs might be arranged and rearranged during this ass kicking! Kyokugen Ryuu Renbu Ken b,d,db+P Damage: 55 Hits: 5 This starts out with an overhead, if it connects Mr. Karate will do a 5 hit combo ending in a launcher that knocks down giving an opportunity for more ass kicking. Shichou Ken d,db,b+S Damage: 30/68 Hits: 1 A kick ass counter for Mr. Karate. First off he will extend his palm forward and pulls his other hand back making a fist. If he is hit during this animation he will counter it with a straight punch to the guts. After the impact he will fold his arms and says "doujinsei" (or something that sounds like it). Next thing you know the opponent will suffer an exploded gut and will be knocked down! If Mr. Karate is left alone he will hit you in the guts anyway. When the counter hits a jumping opponent (example: if you counter a jumping attack) the opponent will only suffer the normal damage instead of the explosion. Either way it kicks ass! Hien Shippu Kyaku d,df,f+K (2x) Damage: 30, 29 Hits: 1/2 You can repeat this move twice, also a perfect follow-up to launchers and the Renbu Ken. Ass Kicking Extreme:- Haoh Shou Kou Ken (flashing red life bar) f,hcf+KS Damage: 100/122 Hits: 1 You can also do this in the air but it takes less damage than when you do it on the ground. Mr. Karate will suddenly charge up energy and release it in a large fiery ball. The opponent will suffer a quick trip across the screen. Warning! A burn unit will be necessary on the site of the fight. You're Screwed!:- Ryuuko Ranbu (Overdrive Ass-kicking) qcf,hcb+S Damage: 180 Hits: 22 Another name for this is "you're screwed ass-kicking." Mr. Karate will first cross his arms in front of his face to charge up the overdrive power then suddenly will dash towards the direction he is facing. If the opponent happens to be in that direction and is not blocking (and also standing, not jumping) then Mr. Karate will turn to phase 2: the "you're screwed mode!" Mr. Karate will execute a barrage of punches and kicks. Furthermore he will suddenly execute a punching bag style ass kicking resulting with the opponent being stunned and dizzy. The last phase of the ass kicking is the Haoh Shou Kou Ken, and finally he will either go back into his regular fighting stance or do his winning stance (the latter is more likely). Congratulations, you have just cruelly kicked your opponent's ass! Warning! This move will make your opponent wish there's an "I quit" button. Schweet! Ass Kicking Combos:- 1. Jumping S, Standing S (2x), then do whatever the hell you want! (please see the letters for followup moves and total # of hits). a) Ko Ou Ken (4 hits) b) Zan Retsu Ken (24 hits) c) Shichou Ken (4 hits) d) Koho with P or S (5 or 6 hits) e) Hien Shippu Kyaku (5 hits) f) Ryuuko Ranbu (25 hits) 2. Kyokugen Ryu Renbu Ken, then do whatever the hell you want! (same concept as above). a) Ko Ou Ken (6 hits) b) Zan Retsu Ken (26 hits) c) Shichou Ken (6 hits) d) Koho with P or S (7 or 8 hits) e) Hien Shippu Kyaku (7 hits) 3. Jumping S, Standing P, Standing K, then pick one of three below a) Koho with P or S (5 or 6 hits) b) Zan Retsu Ken (26 hits) c) Hien Shippu Kyaku (5 hits) 4. Jumping S, Haoh Shou Kou Ken (in air) Combo Notes:- -The Jumping S for combo 1 should be timed just right before Mr. Karate lands from a jump so that the standing S will be able to combo. -The Jumping S for combo 4 should be timed also but differently. This combo is intended to be an air combo. If you land with the Jumping S you will cancel into Haoh Shou Kou Ken while still in the air. The opponent always tries to recover if hit by a normal move in the air. After the recover the fireball will be on its way and the opponent will land on it. Even though it doesn't register in the combo counter the opponent cannot block the Haoh Shou Kou Ken if it is timed right. This will take some practice. Who says Street Fighter characters are the only ones that can do air combos?! =) The Colors of Mr. Karate:- Pick Mr. Karate with K: Orange Gi with black shirt and blond hair. Pick Mr. Karate with Plane shift button: Red gi with black shirt and grey hair. Taunts:- Mr. Karate (like everyone) has 2 taunts. In the first taunt Mr. Karate stands up straight and then motions his hand towards his opponent to "come here" and says "Ora Ora!" ("Alright Alright!") In the second taunt Mr. Karate slams his foot down and motions his hand the same way as the first taunt and instead says "Doushita Doushita!" ("What's wrong, What's wrong!?). There is a condition to get the second taunt. To get the second taunt you must have more than 1/2 the energy your opponent has, and have won more rounds than that of your opponent. Another way of getting the second taunt is to do a devastating combo (like S,S, Ryuuko Ranbu). When you press P+K you will get the second taunt instead of the first one (this condition applies to all the characters in Wild Ambition). Win Poses:- Like in KOF '97 and KOF '98 characters in Wild Ambition can also pick their win poses by holding the button desired after defeating the opponent when the round is over. With P: Like in the KOF and Art Of Fighting games Mr. Karate (Ryo) crosses his arms then spreads them saying (Oooah!) With K: Crosses his arms, shakes his head then says something in Japanese. With S: Does 2 punches then slams his fists together creating an energy burst. With Plane Shift: He examines the opponent then nods his head in approval of kicking his opponents's ass. Opening Poses: Vs. everyone: Mr. Karate starts off facing away from his opponent then turns around, kicks off his getas then resumes in his normal fighting stance. Vs. Geese: Mr. Karate motions his hand across his own face and then says something in Japanese. Basically he said he's gonna kick his ass! How to get Mr. Karate:- It's really simple to get this ass kicking machine. All you need to do is to beat the game with any character without losing a round. If you fulfill this you will encounter a new challenger message with kanji writing in the background after beating Geese Howard. Guess what, you're fighting the ass kicking machine himself. If you beat Mr. Karate he will be in the bottom right corner of the character select screen. If you want to get him in the shortes time just set the round options to 1 then set the difficulty to level 1. Other fun stuff:- Kiryoku Juujitsu Hold P+K+S Guess what. Like in KOF and AOF 1 Mr. Karate can charge his power meter! He is the only character that can do this! Although this doesn't charge your power meter fully. It only charges it 3/4 full. So if you're power meter says danger you'll have to charge it twice. Just remember, when you're power meter is full don't do this move or you'll do the Heat Blow instead. Beat 'em up after the round is over:- Yup you can do that too. All you have to do is finish the opponent with the first hit of the Ryuuko Ranbu. After the flash Mr. Karate will do the whole combo! Mid Boss: Raiden Mr. Karate looks at Raiden and says "Ora Ora!" Boss: Geese Howard (naturally) Ending: He looks at Geese Howard's body lying on the floor with a neutral face then looks up seeing Terry Bogard running. Terry Bogard apparently is too late for kicking Geese's ass but Mr. Karate smiles and challeges Terry. Terry and Mr. Karate both enter in their own fighting stances (unfortunately you cannot play this match). Copyright Klenboy 1999 This FAQ is for personal use only. If you want to use part or all of this FAQ just please give credit where it's due. Thank you. Author's Thanks:- SNK for making kick ass games! Kao Megura for the move names.