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Figurine Guide

Super Street Fighter IV 3D
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Everything you could possibly want to know about Figure Collection [v. 2]
by Pawn (aka radeon1337 when I was worse at choosing names)

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Introduction
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The first thing you'll notice when you play this incarnation of Street Fighter
is the awesome 3D.  It's beautiful.  However, the biggest update would arguably
be the addition of Figure Collection.  I, as well as many others, immediately
had a lot of questions about it.  I've tried as best as I could to answer those
questions.

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Table of Contents
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[001] What are Figures?
[002] How do I get Figures?
[003] How many Figure Points (FP) does it cost to use the Figure Slots?
[004] How do I get FP?
[005] Is the training mode worth FP?
[006] What are the different stats for a figure?
[007] Can the figures level up or improve their stats (other than PW, DF, SP)?
[008] How many figures are there?
[009] I've reached 500 and I want to collect more.  What can I do?
[010] Where did the special figures get distributed initially?
[011] Are the passwords only usable by one person?
[012] What figures can be unlocked with passwords?
[013] I'm choosing my team of 5.  Can I have all Level 7s?
[014] Should I have a few Level 7s at the beginning to destroy everything?
[015] How will I know I've had a StreetPass match?
[016] How can I view my StreetPass match?
[017] Can I have more than one StreetPass match with one person in a day?

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Questions
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[001] What are Figures?
Figures are virtual figurines of Street Fighter characters.  Every character
has multiple figurines in different colored outfits with different poses.  They
can be traded and can be used in battles.


[002] How do I get Figures?
There are two ways:
 1.  Trade with a friend - One of you will set up a lobby and the other will
     join it.  There, you can each pick a figure to give to one another.
 2.  Use Figure Slots - Push a button to get a wheel spinning.
     Push it again to make it stop on a random character.

[003] How many Figure Points (FP) does it cost to use the Figure Slots?
200


[004] How do I get FP?
There are three ways.
1.  Get 200 FP for every round won.
    If you win 2 out of 3 rounds in a match, you will receive 200 FP.

2.  Convert Play Coins to FP.
    Each coin is worth 200 FP.
    To access this, go to Figure Collection, then PLAY COINS.

3.  StreetPass matches
You pick 5 guys to go against an opponent's 5 guys.  Then they automatically go
at it when you walk by someone with StreetPass active.
If you win, each of your guys who won will net 1000 FP.  If you lose, you'll
get 500 FP per win.  For example, if you win 2 out of 5 rounds, you'll lose
overall and get 1000 FP total.  The winner will get 3000 FP.


[005] Is the training mode worth FP?
Nope!  Just full rounds that you win against CPU or a person.

Is there any way to earn FP quickly?
The quickest ways I've found to earn FP if you don't have any SF playing
friends are:
1.  Do arcade mode on easiest with "best to 7".  Pick someone you destroy with.
2.  Earn more coins per day by changing the date on the 3DS when you get 1000
    steps.  Be sure to set it in the past a year or two.
3.  If you happen to meet people every day who have StreetPass activated, doing
    well at it will land a lot of FP quickly.

[006] What are the different stats for a figure?
SC = Super Combo (meter) When one or more bars is filled, the character will be
      able to use more damaging attacks.
UC = Ultra Combo (meter) When one or more bars is filled, the character will be
      able to use more damaging attacks.
HP = Hit Points	When your opponent lands attacks, you lose HP.
AT = Attack
PW = Power	"The greater the value, the more damage can be inflicted."
DF = Defense	"The greater the value, the less damage you take."
SP = Speed	"The greater the value, the easier it is to hit your opponent."

Power, Defense, and Speed can all be altered for a given character in the
StreetPass menu.  Their total cannot exceed 300 though.

The other 3 can't be altered, but you definately want to try to pick the figures
with the best overall stats.

Example:
Say you have two figures you're deciding between:
Ryu		Ken
HP: 32		HP: 24
AT: 102		AT: 101

You'd want to go with Ryu.

The SC and the UC are a factor, but I'm not exactly sure how much.
I've found that a bar of UC can be worth as much as 20HP.

One theory submitted by "j o" for the difference between AT and PW is that PW
is the percent of AT that can be inflicted.  So, if AT were 100 and you set PW
to 50, it would be as if AT were 50.

Serge.EXE sent an email with a very good description of the stats (quoted below)
Every figurine has 2 sets of stats: Base stats, and Attribute stats. The base
stats are HP and AT, with AT being a Figurine's base attack strength and HP
being its hit points. Attribute stats modify or aid the base stats. Basically,
the Power and Speed attributes affect it directly, while Defense aids the HP
stat. If 2 figurines with equal attributes were to go head to head, and 1
figurine had more AT and HP, that one would win. However, if you boost the
Power and Speed attributes of the losing figurine, then it's possible for that
one to overcome the one with better base stats, barring any huge stat
differences or Super/Ultra gauge.

General strategy:

You should always modify the Attributes of your figurines to accentuate its
strengths or cover its weaknesses. For example if you have a figurine with high
base stats but no meter, you probably won't mess with the attributes too much,
and keep it balanced. However, say you have a low level figurine with decent
stats and a full bar of Ultra. Now, when those attacks come out at random,
you'll want them to hit, so raise your Speed stat, and sacrifice a stat which
will keep him well balanced. If he has high HP lower his Defense a bit, or if
he has high AT, you can sacrifice some Power. SC and UC gauge can mean the
difference between a win and a loss.

You don't want to lower an Attribute too much though. I've had Level 3 figurines
take out Level 7 figurines because their Speed was set to 50, meaning they were
only getting 50% of their hits in. All that jacked Power of 150 means nothing if
it misses consistently. It's all give and take, and a balancing act.

(Thanks again Serge.EXE!)


[007] Can the figures level up or improve their stats (other than PW, DF, SP)?
No, characters don't level up or improve stats.  However, the more you obtain,
the more you will randomly get figures with better stats.  Delete indentical
figures with inferior stats to keep your collection clean.


[008] How many figures are there?
Contrary to what you may think by looking at the album, there aren't 500
individual figures.  It is possible to obtain duplicates (ignoring stats).  The
answer is somewhat obscured by the fact that there are multiple colors for a
particular figure.  Most likely, there are at least 2471 unique combinations.

There are 35 characters.  Each have 7 levels of statue.  This makes 245.
I've got eight uniquely colored level 1 Sagat statues, but there are probably
10 - The number of costume colors in the proper game.  That makes 2450.
BUT, there are 21 "special" statues that are known of so far.


[009] I've reached 500 and I want to collect more.  What can I do?
You can delete figures you've obtained.  You probably have plenty of Level 1s
to choose from.  Go to Album and select a figure.  Click X to delete and select
Yes to confirm the deletion.  You now have a new slot open.

By the way, you can't give a figure to a friend without receiving one back.

[010] Where did the special figures get distributed initially?
Capcom gave each to a different store in Japan.

Capcom sent a notification to 3DS users in April for a Gold Level 7 Blanka.
Hopefully there will be more to come.

[011] Are the passwords only usable by one person?
Nope.  You can use these.  I imagine thats why people were willing to share.

Also, these special figures have the same stats for everyone who uses them.


[012] What figures can be unlocked with passwords?
Golden Blanka Figurine	 DmdkeRvbxc
Golden Chun-Li Figurine	 zAAkcHVbHk
Golden E. Honda Figurine uUDsTlmbUN
Golden Guile Figurine	 qeJkznDbKE
Golden Ryu Figurine 	 KjckTnSbwK
Golden Bison Figurine	 CgIsQNWbHu (I = uppercase i)
Golden Zangief Figurine	 hinsVnebTu
Platinum Level 7 Ryu	 DPrkMnybCd
Silver Akuma Figurine	 RYSsPxSbTh
Silver Vega Figurine	 PqUswOobWG
Silver Chun-Li Figurine	 tLWkWvrblz
Silver Cody Figurine	 naMkEQgbQG
Silver Dan Figurine	 rDRkkSIbqS (I = uppercase i)
Silver Ibuki Figurine	 ilMsRBabpB
Silver Juri Figurine	 OfQkARpbJR
Silver Ken Figurine	 NyosHgybuW
Silver Makoto Figurine	 GHakWCTbsl
Silver Rose Figurine	 GKkkXXtbSe
Silver Sakura Figurine	 uzTsXzIbKn (I = uppercase i)
Special Akuma Figurine	 uQHkWgYbJC
Silver Lvl 5 Dhalsim     JKbsOVHbVC

Unless otherwise noted, l is a lowercase L.

[013] I'm choosing my team of 5.  Can I have all Level 7s?
No, you can only have 20 levels distributed between them.


[014] Should I have a few Level 7s at the beginning to destroy everything?
Your first pick fights their first pick, then your next pick fights their next.
One of your guys can't knock out the whole team.  Considering that, the goal is
best out of 5.  So, at least 3 of your guys need to win.  You can't use three
level 7s, so you have to take a risk when deciding how to split up.  If you put
a few powerful guys at the beginning but they put 3 at the end, you will lose.

Pay attention to stats.  I have a Level 4 with better stats than a lot of the
Level 7 figures in my collection.  That's valuable because it allows me to work
with better stats on my other guys.

[015] How will I know I've had a StreetPass match?
You'll get a notification the next time you open your 3DS.  You'll also see a
green light in the corner of your 3DS while its closed.


[016] How can I view my StreetPass match?
Go to Figure Collection, then StreetPass, then StreetPass Log.  Choose a match
to view and see how it turns out.


[017] Can I have more than one StreetPass match with one person in a day?
I know its possible to have more than one match in a single day, but I haven't
found the key to forcing it to happen whn I want it to.  I have done it though.
My theory is that the 3DS doesn't actually broadcast itself all too often, so
sometimes you may walk by someone without it registering.  Rather unfortunate.

If someone figures out how to do several matches with one person on demand,
please let me know.

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Special thanks to GameFAQs and the folks who have read it so far and submitted
questions, answers, and theories.

GeoffTurwilliger, Thomasgx1, j o, Toonio, Serge.EXE

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Things I would like for a future update:
Details of fights with figures that have similar stats and how it turned out.
What's better than what?

Any passwords I don't have listed.

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