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                                       T I N A
                          Tina Character Guide Final Version
                          Dead or Alive for Sony Playstation
                                  Japanese Version
                                    By: "A" Tadeo
                             Created: December 15, 2001
                          Final Release: February 17, 2000
                         Mail me at: aaron20@edsamail.com.ph
                                   ICQ#: 12218741
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    Hello everyone! Some of you might know me as an RPG game writer. Now, I’ll be 
    trying to move on to other types of games. This will be the second time that 
    I’ll be writing a guide for a fighting game so please understand. My first 
    was Ayane’s guide. If you see something wrong, just tell me. They’re more 
    than welcome. :) 
    Now, Dead or Alive has been one of the most innovative 3D fighting games for 
    the Playstation. It has this cool danger zone that when you fall there from 
    an attack, you’ll bounce off which allows your opponent to do more damage to 
    you. It’s really cool especially the girls. Although the animation of the, 
    "you know what", is somewhat exaggerated, it’s cool to see them in different 
    costumes. Now, each of the character has his/her own fighting styles and I 
    personally chose Ayane as my favorite. Now, I present to you my Tina 
    character guide. Fortunately, most of her moves are in Katakana and some are 
    Hiragana and very few Kanji so I understand most of them but I get confused 
    sometimes. :)
                         I.     Updates/Revisions
                         II.    Guide Info
                         III.   Tina’s Special Moves
                         IV.    Throws/Holds
                         V.     Combos
                         VI.    Individual Character Guide
                                a. Kasumi
                                b. Tina
                                c. Lei Fang
                                d. Ayane
                                e. Hayabusa
                                f. Jann Lee
                                g. Bayman
                                f. Zack
                                h. Raidou
                                i. Gen-Fu
                                j. Bass
                         VII.   Costumes
                         VIII.  FAQs
                         IX.    Gameplay Tips
                         X.     Credits
    Final Version Update (Started: February 12, 2000)
            - Fixed some Grammar mistakes (as well as typos)
            - Credits Section Update
    Final Version (Started: December 18, 2000)
            - New Moves
            - Individual Character Guide
            - Costumes
            - New Web Site
                                     GUIDE INFO
    For this guide, I’ll be using these to represent the different movements or 
    positions for the moves.
    u  = Up                   BT = Your back turned (facing away from opponent)
    uf = Up and Forward       OC = Opponent is Crouching
    f  = Forward              P  = Punch
    df = Down and Forward     K  = Kick 
    d  = Down                 H  = Hold
    db = Down and Backward    OD = Opponent is Down
    b  = Backward             OB = Opponent’s Back is Turned
    ub = Up and Backward      C  = You’re Countering the Opponent
    hld= Hold Button
    Now, I’ll try to explain the difference between uf+P,P and uf,P,P. In the 
    first one, uf and Punch should be pushed at the same time then press another 
    punch. For the second one, push uf first then press Punch, and then Punch 
                                    SPECIAL MOVES
    For the descriptions, they are the translation of the ones in the game. I 
    can’t read some of them so I just invented a proper name for the move. 
    Although, I do know how to read/write/speak Japanese (Hiragana and Katakana), 
    I’m not knowledgeable to most of the Kanji. 
    Motion                 | Damage | Description/Name
    b+P                    |   25   | Double Hammer
    db+P                   |   20   | Low Spin Knuckle
    ub+P                   |   25   | Knuckle Arrow
    u+P                    |   20   | Elbow Smash
    b,f+P                  |   40   | Shoulder Tackle
    f+H+P                  |   28   | Lariat
    u+K                    |   35   | Back Brain Kick
    f,f+K                  |   40   | Crunch Kick
    H+K                    |   35   | Rolling Back
    d+H+K                  |   25   | Low Spin Kick
    H+P+K                  |   35   | Tina Special
    (C)d,db,b+H            |   60   | Dragon’s Fury
    d+P+K                  |    0   | Front Roll
    f,b,f+H+P+K            |    0   | Taunt
    uf,K                   |   43   | Drop Kick
    (OD)u+H+P+K            |   18   | Body Drop
    (OD)u+P                |   22   | Body Drop
    (OD)df+P               |   15   | Elbow Drop
    f+P                    |   18   | Elbow Charge
    f+K                    |   30   | Knee Attack
    df+P                   |   20   | Uppercut
    df+K                   |   25   | Middle Kick
    uf,K                   |   35   | Drop Kick
    uf,P                   |   25   | Stun Punch
    To be able to pull off the throws and holds, you must be right beside and as 
    close as possible to your opponents. Remember that, you cannot use the throws 
    without the (OC) if the opponent is crouching and vice versa.
    Motion                 | Damage | Description/Name
    H+P                    |   55   | Body Drop
    H+P+K                  |   40   | Body Slam
    d,df,f+H+K             |   60   | Frankensteiner
    b,db,d,df,f+P          |   75   | Fisherman’s Buster
    d,f+P+K                |   85   | J.O. Cyclone
    d,db,b+P+K             |   30   | Overhead Slam
    (OC)d+H+P              |   70   | Power Bomb
    (OC)df+H+P+K           |   85   | J.O. Bomb
    (OB)H+P+K              |   75   | Suplex
    (OB)H+P                |   65   | German Suplex
    f+H                    |    0   | Switch
    f,df,d+H               |   30   | Tackle
    (OC)df+H               |   45   | Knee Attack
    (OB)f+H                |   40   | Arm Lock
    Combos are a series of moves/special moves that when successfully pulled off, 
    will deal a big amount of damage. Also, it’s very fun to watch. Some combos, 
    require skill as some requires only the knowledge of pushing buttons. Some 
    needs timing while some doesn’t need. 
    Motion                 | Damage | Description
    f,f+P,P                |   45   | Double Upper
    df,P,b+P               |   45   | Punch then Hammer
    P,P,K                  |   48   | Machine Gun middle
    P,P,P                  |   41   | Machine Gun Rush
    f+P,P,K                |   63   | 2 Punch then Knee
    f+P,P,db+P             |   58   | Spin Maker Combo
    f+K,b+P                |   48   | Knee Hand
    d+K,K                  |   47   | Double Kick Combo
    d+K,(hld)d+K           |   37   | Double Low Kick
    f+K,d+H+K              |   42   | Knee Attack, Low Spin Kick
    uf,P,f+K,d+K,d+H+K     |   71   | Stun Punch, Knee and Double Low Kick Combo
    uf,P,f+K,K             |   72   | Stun Punch, Knee and Middle Kick Combo
    uf,P,f+K,H+P+K         |   76   | Stun Punch, Knee Combo
    uf,P,f+K,f+K,d+K       |   78   | Stun Punch, Double Knee Combo
    * Take note that after using the Stun Punch (uf,P), or the Knee attack (f+K), 
    you can do your own combos.
    Throw/Hold Combos:
    Motion                            Damage   Description/Name
    1. d,db,b+P+K >  b,f+H+P        |   60   | 
       >  d,u+H+P                   |  100   |
    2. f+h > d,u+H+P                |   60   | J.O.S. Hand Masher
    3. f,df,d+H > b,db,d,fd,f+h     |   90   | Giant Swing
    4. (OB)f+H > f,uf,u,ub,b+H+P    |  100   | Dragon Suplex              
                             INDIVIDUAL CHARCATER GUIDE
    Kasumi is one aggressive opponent. She can do lots of things to you. Example, 
    if you try to combo her but it didn’t connect, or it was blocked, Kasumi will 
    most likely throw you. She also likes to finish her combos with low attacks 
    so beware. If you want to attack, try to be as close as possible and be 
    aggressive yourself.
    You can use f+K as a combo starter or as a counter. You can also use f+P, 
    f+H+P, b+P-f+P, for counters. Just don’t let Kasumi throw you and always 
    anticipate her moves.
    Your Alter Ego likes to throw you so much that she always wants to get close 
    to you. Try to move a lot because if she catches you doing nothing, she’ll 
    throw you right away. To counter her, use any combo as most of them are 
    effective, if not all. Beware also because when you attack her and she 
    manages to counter your attacks, most likely she’ll throw you.
    Lei-Fang likes to throw a lot. So, try to stay away so that she cannot throw 
    you. For attacking, you can use f+P or the shoulder tackle (b+P,f+P). These 
    attacks oftentimes catch Lei-Fang off guard. You can also use f+K as a 
    counter. Block her moves and counter afterwards. She also likes to use combos 
    a lot so be prepared to block and counter.
    This girl is ultra aggressive and has so much variety of moves, she’ll be 
    practically unpredictable. She’ll try to corner you and pull of lots of nasty 
    combos. She’ll also try her best to throw you if you get near her. Use 
    Shoulder Tackle (b+P,f+P), or f+P attack to counter her. You can also use the 
    d+H+K move to confuse her. It connects most of the time and it is also a good 
    counter. But, if you try to combo her and she manages to block it, prepare 
    for a throw.
    Hayabusa likes to counter your moves so think before you act. You can use b+P 
    or f+K as good counter attacks, the latter can also be used as a combo 
    starter. Another effective move against him is the uf,K or the Drop Kick. 
    Take note that he is very skilled in low extremity fighting so don’t try to 
    attack low as he’ll just Hold, Block, and counter you. Attacking him in the 
    middle area is very effective so use df+K attack.
    Jann-Lee is tough. He is very unpredictable as he can make surprise attacks 
    while his back is facing you. But, on the contrary, you have a variety of 
    moves that are effective against him. d+H+K is a good one. This catches Jann-
    Lee off guard. You can also confuse him with either d+K,K or d+K,d+K. You can 
    also use the f+P,P combo as it connects most of the time but he might counter 
    you too. 
    Bayman is what we may call the throw guy. He’ll use very opportunity to throw 
    you and do some nasty combos. Try to stay a bit far from his to prevent that 
    from happening. Take note also that he’ll also try his best to corner you. 
    But, you can easily do a combo. Almost every combo connect most of the time. 
    Good attacks include the d+H+K and the powerful Knee Attack (f+K) that serves 
    as a combo starter. You can also attack his lower extremities, as he is quite 
    weak in that part. Beware though as he can counter you anytime with his Hold 
    He is one of the hardest opponents using Tina. You’ll have a hard time by 
    just trying to get near him. The trick here is that you must be used to Hold 
    and counter your opponent. Try to counter his moves then attack with the 
    Shoulder Tackle (b+P,f+P) or Knee Attack (f+K). So, try you best to 
    anticipate all of his moves and do your counter. Don’t let him come near you 
    or you’ll be sorry.
    On the contrary, Raidou is very easy to deal with. Just stay a bit far from 
    him and you can already predict his next move. He is fond of Punching and 
    Kicking, so blocking and using the Hold button is very effective. After he 
    does a combo, counter attack him with any combo and it will connect. You can 
    also stop him by concentrating on his lower extremities. You can poke him 
    using punches. You can also use the f+P move.
    So the old man like to throw huh? So stay away from him. A good attack is the 
    Knee attack (f+K). It serves as a good counter attack and a combo starter as 
    well. Low attacks doesn’t work most of the time against him. He will just 
    block it or Hold it and counter attack you. If you managed to hold him, 
    counter attack using High or middle attacks.
    This is a good challenge. Bass like to throw a lot and also, use his kicking 
    abilities. A good attack against Bass would be the Drop Kick (uf,K). It 
    counters his moves and keeps him at bay. You can also do low attacks because 
    Bass is not skilled in attacking the lower extremities. If he manages to 
    corner you, use u+K attack. Basically, just prevent him from throwing you and 
    you’ll most likely win the match.
    These are just some brief descriptions of Ayane’s Costumes.
    #1:  Red Gloves a very short shirt, and Black Pants
         - acquired when you get Tina
    #2:  Blue Gloves and a very short shirt, and Blue Pants
         - acquired when you get Tina
    #3:  Light Blue version of Costume #1  
         - acquired when you get Tina
    #4:  Cowgirl Costume
         - acquired when you get Tina
    #5:  Cowgirl Costume #2
         - acquired when you get Tina
    #6:  Black Cat Costume with tail and ears
         - Defeat the game using costume #5
    #7:  Red Cat Costume with tail and ears
         - Defeat the game using costume #6
    #8:  Prehistoric Pink outfit (Gloves, Bra and Mini-Skirt)
         - Defeat the game using costume #7
    #9:  Prehistoric Yellow outfit (Gloves, Bra and Mini-Skirt) 
         - Defeat the game using costume #8
    #10: Blue Policewoman outfit in Mini-Skirt
         - Defeat the game using costume #9
    #11: Black Policewoman outfit in Mini-skirt
         - Defeat the game using costume #10
    #12: Swimsuit with American Flag
         - Defeat the game using costume #11
    #13: Black Revealing Bunny Costume
         - Defeat the game using costume #12
    #14: Red Revealing Bunny Costume
         - Defeat the game using costume #12
                         FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    1. Where can I find this FAQ?
       This FAQ will be updated and posted mainly at http://WWW.GAMEFAQS.COM and 
    at vgstrategies.about.com. 
    2. How often do you update the FAQ?
    This is the question, which do not have an exact answer. An update will be 
    made if there are certain infos that need to be included. Like new moves, 
    combos, etc. But, I’ll always make sure that if there’s a new info, I’ll 
    update this walkthrough/FAQ right away.
                                 GAMEPLAY TIPS
    1. Try to master the Hold Button. Countering an opponent is always a key to 
    winning the battle.  
    2. Master also the throws. These give off a very big amount of damage to the 
    - Thanks to Tecmo for a very innovative and excellent fighting game. The 
    girls were gorgeous!
    - Thanks to the readers of this FAQ. This won’t be called such without anyone 
    using it. Thanks very much!
    - Thanks to my Sis for waiting patiently for me while I’m typing.  
    - Special thanks to Al Amaloo of VGStrategies!
    - Special thanks to Deathspork for his criticism on the guide. I appreciate
    it very much. =)
    - And last but absolutely not the least, thanks to GameFAQs where you can 
    view and download this walkthrough/FAQ. CjayC deserves all the credits given 
    to him. Congratulations!
                                 Dead or Alive (tm)
                       is a registered trademark of Tecmo (tm)
                         Playstation and its accessories
            are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, inc.
                               The Tina Character Guide
                              (c)Copyright December 2000
                                     "A"  Tadeo

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