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Last Updated : 25 september 1999 Unpublished work Copyright 1999 Senio "Akuma" Rotondi I made this FAQ only for private and personal use. It can only be reproduced electronically, you may also want to put it on a web site but you have to respect 2 conditions: 1) You must ask for my permission 2) You have to publish it in its integrity, without ANY type of cuts or similar. This FAQ wasn't made to be used for profitable and or promotional purposes, so it CAN'T be published on magazines, guides books or similar. I created this FAQ and so any right goes to me SENIO "AKUMA" ROTONDI. I want to dedicate this faq and my work to my friend STEFANO FRIGERIO,hopin' that now he's in a better place than this fetid world, we'll miss you forever Stefano. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ TABLE OF CONTENTS ------------------- 1) Introduction 2) Revison History 3) How To Play 4) Characters Move List 4.1) Legend 4.2) Basic Moves 4.3) Jedah 4.4) Baby Bonnie Hood (Bulleta) 4.5) Q-Bee 4.6) Lilith 4.7) Demitri Maximov 4.8) Morrigan Aensland 4.9) Anakaris 4.a) Victor Von Gerdenheim 4.b) Lord Rapter (Zabel Zarock) 4.c) Hsien-Ko (Lei-Lei) 4.d) John Talbain (Gallon) 4.e) Felicia 4.f) Rikuo (Aulbath) 4.g) Sasquatch 4.h) Bishamon 4.i) Donovan Baine 4.j) Pyron 4.k) Huitzil (Phobos) 4.l) Oboro Bishamon 4.m) VH2 Victor Von Gerdenheim 4.n) VH2 Rikuo (Aulbath) 5) Secrets 5.1) Various Secrets 5.2) Special Intros 6) Miscellaneous 6.1) Characters Winning Quotes 6.2) Battle Chart 6.3) Game Shark / Pro Action Replay Codes 6.4) EX Menu Explanation 6.5) DX Menu Explanation 6.6) Original Mode Level Up Chart 6.7) Blood in Darkstalkers 3 6.8) Characters Endings 7) Advanced Techniques 8) What This FAQ Needs 9) Credits ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 1) INTRODUCTION ----------------- This is my first FAQ so don't blame me if it's not as you expected it to be. Any advice or contribution are welcome, off course I'll give full credit. So if you have any advice, contribution or you did noticed something that's wrong please tell me at my e-mail address , please put on the subject of the mail "DARKSTALKERS 3 FAQ". Also sorry for any gramathical errors in this FAQ but I'm italian, and so... ^_^;;; Then let's talk about the game. This FAQ is for a game that went out on shops in late november 1998, it's a Beat'em up from CAPCOM and it's the american version of the game called "VAMPIRE SAVIOR EX". This game first went out in arcades as the third episode of the Darkstalkers saga. In arcades the game was called "VAMPIRE SAVIOR:THE LORD OF THE VAMPIRE" and a few time later it also went out on arcades an "upgraded" version of this game with a few more character some more moves and the chance to power up some EX moves during a Dark Force. This "upgrade" was called "VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2" but, as I told you, it wasn't a real sequel. VAMPIRE SAVIOR was also converted for SEGA SATURN,it was VAMPIRE SAVIOR only with a difference, the new characters from VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2; the rest was VAMPIRE SAVIOR and not VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2. The PSX version comes with a conversion from VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2. So it have the new moves, the powerable EX moves and the new characters, it also have some new (secret) characters, VH2 Victor, VH2 Rikuo, True Lilith, VH2 Donovan and a few more already seen in arcades or in the Saturn version. The game has lots of options but as you go on in playing the game you'll eventually discover 2 secret menus, from one of this you can select the "type" of game, yes, you can select between VAMPIRE SAVIOR, VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2, and VAMPIRE HUNTER 2!!!!!! You can also select the music you want to be accompanied with, Default, Vampire Savior, Vampire Savior 2 and Vampire Hunter 2. >From here you can easily understand that the PSX conversion is the BEST OF ALL!!!! ^__________^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 2) REVISION HISTORY --------------------- Version 1.2 - Added some more info on Q-Bee's "Qj" EXP move - Some minor corrections Version 1.1 - Updated section 6.1) with more quotes - Added info on Hsien-Ko's DFC Dark Force - Added and corrected some moves - Some minor corrections Version 1.0 - Updated section 6.1) with more quotes - Some minor corrections Version 0.9 - GREAT news in the "Original Mode Level Up Chart" section!!! - Added two new moves for Anakaris - Added a new move for Victor Von Gerdenheim - Added a few more secrets in section 5.1), "VARIOUS SECRETS" - Completed section 6.1) "CHARACTERS WINNING QUOTES" - Added new secret characters!!! - Some minor corrections Version 0.8 - Added the "Original Mode Level Up Chart" section - Added some PAR/GS codes - Updated (and finished!!!) section 6.2), "BATTLE CHART" - Some minor corrections Version 0.7 - Added the logo - Some minor corrections Version 0.6 - Added the "Special Intros" section - Started the "Characters' Endings" section - Some minor corrections Version 0.5 - Added the EX menu and DX menu explanations - Added a "discussion" section about blood in Darkstalkers 3 - Some minor corrections Version 0.4 - Added some other info on Hsien-Ko's DFC Dark Force - Added all move's names - Added some new moves - Some minor corrections Version 0.3 - Corrected the how to meet Bishamon in the "SECRETS" section - Added Game Battle Chart - Added Hsien-Ko DFC Dark Force Description - Corrected the Basic Combo chart - Started the "Advanced Techniques" section!!! - Some minor corrections Version 0.2 - Added code to see Anita's ending - Added Oboro Bishamon's moves - Added some GS/PAR codes - Corrected my email address ^_^;;; - Some minor corections Version 0.1 As bein' the first version I still need many info, combos, character's info, ... Please send contributions!!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 3) HOW TO PLAY ---------------- When you first choose a character you will be asked some things: Normal, Turbo, Auto, Auto & Turbo. Normal ===> Try to guess??? Turbo ===> You fight at super speed, to regulate the speed of turbo mode increase or decrease the number of "stars" in the "TURBO" line in the OPTION menu AUTO ===> Your character will automatically block any attack AUTO & TURBO ===> Hmm, this is hard to guess... Isn't it??? Then you will be asked for if you want the D.F. Change (Dark Force Change) or the D.F. Power (Dark Force Power). D.F. Change ===> This works as in Vampire Savior, when you do a Dark Force the background will change and for a little time (showed by a decreasing time bar put under the energy bar) your character will be granted with extra powers, for example Jedah gain the ability to fly, Pyron will double himself etc. As you may have thought this is like Dark Forces worked in Vampire Savior and so they need only one power bar, you can do air combos whenever you want and you CAN'T power up EX moves during D.F. Another thing,you can cancel a Dark Force by pressing again p + k of the same power; you CAN'T do this in D.F. Power mode. D.F. Power ===> This works as in Vampire Savior2,when you do a Dark Force the background will change and for a little time (showed by the same time bar)your character will be granted to do air combos (in this game mode you can do air combos ONLY during a Dark Force) and the chance to power up certain EX moves. Also the damage you inflict to your enemy during Dark Force cannot be recovered (red bar) while your character will slightly recover energy. Your character still can "power up" himself ad it could do with a Dark Force in D.F. Change mode, but this time you'll only need to make a movement. For example,in D.F. Change to make Pyron double himself you'll simply have to do a D.F., instead in D.F. Power you'll have to do: D,F,DF,PP. One level or your super bar will be used and Pyron will make a double of himself who'll help him in attacking his foe. If you finish a character, even with a normal attack, while "powered up" the will consider it as an EX finish instead ad a Dark Force Finish as it does in D.F. Change mode. One difference is that in D.F. Change mode when you do a D.F. the special effect on your character will end ONLY when the time bar it's empty. Instead when you "power up" a character in D.F. Power mode the special effect will vanish after a little time (as in D.F. Change mode) or when you are hit by the enemy. Let's call this power up move only executable in DFP "DARK FORCE SPECIAL" Another thing, in this mode you need 2 level of your power bar to make a D.F. while only one is required for a DARK FORCE SPECIAL. Unlike other games this beat 'em up it's not played in separated rounds, but in one single long round. Under your energy bar is a BAT icon. Every BAT icon represent a bar of energy that you have. The energy bar doesn't represent your energy that, when you've been hitten, goes down; it represent your damage, when you've been hitten the bar will increase a little. The damage is divided in two categories, the red one and the white one. The red damage it's not recoverable, instead you'll see that ad time passes and you've been not hit AND you haven't been blocked any of your enemy's moves you'll see that the white bar gradually goes down. When your damage bar it's full of either white or red then one of your "BAT icons" will diseappear and your damage bar will instantanealy go down to 0, like a sort of round change. In a classic beat 'em up you can select how to beat an enemy will be long by selecting the number of rounds you have to win. In DARKSTALKERS 3 you can select how many BAT icons you and your enemy will have, just increase or decrease the "stars" in the "Damage Gauge" line in the OPTION menu. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 4) CHARACTERS MOVE LIST ------------------------- 4.1) LEGEND f ===> Forward d ===> Down b ===> Backwards u ===> Up F ===> hold Forward D ===> hold Down B ===> hold Backwards U ===> hold Up 360 ==> do this: u,ub,b,db,d,df,f,uf p ===> any punch button k ===> any kick button lp ===> Low Punch mp ===> Medium Punch hp ===> High Punch lk ===> Low Kick mk ===> Medium Kick hk ===> High Kick pp ===> 2 punches pressed togheter kk ===> 2 kicks pressed togheter ppp ==> 3 punches pressed togheter kkk ==> 3 kicks pressed togheter X ===> an X in the note section means that you can't make this move into an ES 2P ===> a 2P in the note section means that this move needs 2P level of power 3P ===> a 3P in the note section means that this move needs 3P level of power GC ===> means that the move MUST be used as a Guard Cancel DFC ==> Means that the move can be used only in Dark Force Change mode DFP ==> Means that the move can be used only in Dark Force Power mode AIR ==> Means that the move MUST be used in air A/G ==> Means that the move can be used either in Ground or in Air TRW ==> Means that the move it's a Throw and so must be made near the opponent UNB ==> Means that the move is unblockable DIR ==> Means that the move change the direction it is executed depending on which button is used to perform it EXP ==> Means that this EX move is powered up during Dark Force in DFP mode *H ===> the number in the place of the * is the number of hits the move does 4.2) BASIC MOVES DARK FORCE - Each character has a unique Dark Force attack, when you select your character you can select between 2 type of Dark Force that represent 2 different modes of play. All the Dark Forces are performed the same way, by pressing a punch and a kick of the same power. In the Dark Force section I only putted the move to do in DFP to have the same "power up" your character would be given if he would have used a Dark Force in DFC mode. For more info see section "3) HOW TO PLAY". * D.F. CHANGE - With this option the game will be more like Vampire Savior. It requires 1 level of you your Power bar to do a Dark Force. Characters playin' in this game mode can do Air Combos whenever they want. * D.F. POWER - With this option the game will be more like Vampire Savior 2. Requires 2 level of your Power to do a Dark Force. The damage you cause during a Dark Force cannot be recovered and during a Dark Force your character's energy will recover. Also certain EX attack became more powerful. ES ATTACKS - These are enhanced version of special moves and they requires 1 level of your Power bar. To perform an ES simply do a special move pressing 2 punches or 2 kicks instead of 1. EX ATTACKS - These extremely powerful moves require from 1 to 3 level of your Power bar. Each character has several EX ATTACKS. GUARD CANCEL - While blocking an enemy's attack press: f,d,df + p or k Your character will flash and make a counteratack. For more info on Guard Cancel of a specified character see its relative section. ADVANCING GUARD - Similar to X-men vs. Street Fighter. While blocking an enemy's attack press rapidly p or k. Your character will flash and push the enemy back. DASH - press f,f or f,F or b,b or b,B rapidly. Move faster than with standard walk. Some characters have special dash. BLOCK - Push the directional pad in the opposite direction of your foe. AIR BLOCK - While in air push the directional pad in the opposite direction of your foe. THROW - While close to your foe press: f or b + mk or hk or mp or hp. All characters have also an air throw, made exception for Donovan, Anakaris RETREAT & STAND - When your character falls press: f or b + p or k. With this you can avoid enemy's pursuit by rolling and standing up. PURSUIT - When your enemy falls press: u + k or p. With this you can pursue and attack. You can even make this attack into an ES by pressing u + kk. RECOVERY & ATTACK - While your character is dizzy press f or b + p or k. DEFENSIVE FALL - When your enemy grabs your character press: f or b + mk or hk or mp or hp. It will reduce the damage taken by falling defensively. If you made it in doin' a DEFENSIVE FALL "TECH. HIT" will appear and you'll take some extra points as a bonus. BASIC COMBO - from lk you can go to: mk and mp (with some characters you can go to lk too) from lp ===> lp,mp and mk (with some characters you can go to lp too) from mk ===> hp and hk from mp ===> mk,hk and hp from hk ===> nothing from hp ===> hk Make your own combo following the above chart. TAUNT - Press select The individual special moves for every character have been compiled following this scheme: name how to do it peculiarity of the move 4.3) <- J E D A H - J E D A H - J E D A H - J E D A H - J E D A H - J E D A H - J E D A H -> SPECIAL MOVES Dio = Sega d,df,f + p A/G, DIR, 3H Nero = Fatica d,db,b + p 2H Ira = Spinta f,df,d,db,b + k AIR, DIR, UNB, 1H Lama = Demonio f,df,d,db,b + k, p AIR, 1H Sangue = Passare f,df,d,db,b + mk or hk X, TRW, 1H Spregio f,d,df + p DFC, GC, 1H f,d,df + p DFP, 1H Balzo = Perdono f,f or f,F AIR, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Santuario b,d,db + kk DFP, 0H EX MOVES Prova = Del = Servo b,db,d,df,f + kk, k UNB, EXP, 1H Finale = Rosso d,d + pp UNB, 13H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Santuario ===> Jedah will start flying, you can return walking by holding down or restart flying by pressing up. COMBOS lp,lp,lk,mp,mk,hp lp,mp,mk,hp mp,mk,hp D+lp,lk,mk,hk NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - By holding select + mk immediately at the end of a match Jedah will do a "fatality" to his opponent - The saw of "Dio = Sega" continues rotate in the air for a little time after the move has been executed - Use "Nero = Fatica" as a defensive move against an opponent jumping towards you - If you finish an enemy with a "Sangue = Passare" the enemy will remain splitted in 2! Gore! - If you hold f or b at the beginning of "Ira = Spinta" or "Lama = Demonio" you can slightly change the direction in which the move will be executed - Jedah's dash, either forward or backward, goes up forward (backward), just like Morrigan's 4.4) <- B A B Y B O N N I E H O O D - B U L L E T A - B A B Y B O N N I E H O O D -> SPECIAL MOVES Smiling Missile B,f + p or k 1H Happy Missile D,u + p DIR, 1H Cheer of Fire f,d,df + p 1H Shy Strike d,db,b + p 1H Sentimental Typhoon f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Tell me Why d + kkk X, 0H Jealousy Fake f,d,df + k GC, X, 0H DARK FORCE SPECIAL nothing EX MOVES Cool Hunting b,db,d,df,f + pp 9H Beautiful Memory b,db,d,df,f + kk 1H Apple for You f,df,d,db,b + kk EXP, TRW, 1H Nice Doll b,d,db + kk DFP, DIR, UNB, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Killing Time ===> By pressing d+p, p or p while in air B.B.Hood will trow a missile NOTES: - Baby Bonnie Hood can double jump - "Tell me Why" is a grounded forward dash - "Shy Strike" can be charged by holding the punch button used to perform the move - "Beautiful Memory" need a little more time to start in DFP than in DFC - B.B.Hood has a cool normal move, try this: f,F + mp or b,B + mp 4.5) <- Q - B E E - Q - B E E - Q - B E E - Q - B E E - Q - B E E - Q - B E E - Q - B E E -> SPECIAL MOVES C -> R b,db,d,df,f + p A/G, 1H Delta A d,db,b + k A/G, DIR, 1H S by P press k rapidly A/G (DFP), X, 5H O.M. f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H R.B. f,d,df + k GC, 1H Homing Dash f,f or f,F AIR, 0H DARK FORCE SPECIAL i2 b,d,db + kk DFP, 0H EX MOVES Qj f,d,df + pp A/G, EXP, 1H Plus B b,db,d,df,f + kk A/G, 12H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION i2 ===> same as dark force special, will make Q-bee fly; see Jedah's "SANTUARIO". NOTES: - Instead of jumping doing "u" jump doin' "U", Q-Bee will fly for a little, you can also smoothly move to UB or UF - "Homing Dash" is an air dash, its peculiarity is that it's a "homing" air dash, it will go towards the enemy - If "Qj" hits the enemy will be stunned for a little time, open for your attacks!!! - You can launch more than one "Qj" togheter, one time I had 4 honey ball togheter on screen! - Note that while the normal version of "Qj" (both on DFC and DFP) will first go up on the the screen just to bounce on top and come down; instead the EXP version (obviously in DFC) goes first down to bounce on the floor instead of the top of the screen. 4.6) <- L I L I T H - L I L I T H - L I L I T H - L I L I T H - L I L I T H - L I L I T H -> SPECIAL MOVES Soul Flash d,df,f + p A/G, 1H Shining Blade f,d,df + p 1H Soul Spin d,db,b + k A/G (DFP), 1H Mystic Arrow f,df,d,db,b + p UNB, 1H High Jump d, u or ub or uf X, 0H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Mindless Doll lp,lp,f,mp,hp DFP, A/G, 0H EX MOVES Splendor Love f,d,df + kk EXP, 9H Luminous Illusion lp,lp,f,lk,hp 21H Gloomy Puppet Show b,db,d,df,f + kk 2P, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Mindless Doll ===> Creates a specular images of Lilith behind the opponent, similar to Morrigan's Astral Vision. Instead if you press lk+lp or mk+mp for doing the dark force it will result in a different one. Exactely it will result in the same effect as a Dark Force Special. NOTES: - "Soul Flash" has a very short range, be careful!!!! - "High Jump" is not a real move but, try to guess!!! ;) - "Mindless Doll" Dark Force Special is different from the standard DFC Dark Force It creates an image of Lilith who stays behind her and do every move Lilith does - After "Gloomy Puppet Show" you'll have to press button in different sequence,if you do more than 30 points extra damage will be inflicted!!! 4.7) <- D E M I T R I - D E M I T R I - D E M I T R I - D E M I T R I - D E M I T R I -> SPECIAL MOVES Chaos Flare d,df,f + p A/G, 1H Demon Cradle f,d,df + p 1H Bat Spin d,db,b + k A/G, 3H Negative Stolen 360 + mp or hp TRW, X, 1H Forward Cradle f,f,f,d,df + p 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Dark Side Master b,d,db + kk DFP, 0H EX MOVES Demon Horde d,f,df + kk EXP, 16H Midnight Bliss d,f,df + pp UNB, 1H Midnight Pleasure lp,mp,f,mk,mk UNB, 2P, 4H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Dark Side Master ===> Same as Dark Force Special, Demitri calls 2 bats who spins around him, on every normal move he does the 2 bats will inflict 1 hit each. NOTES: - His run forward or backward is like a "teleport", so in a particular moment of it you can get trough your opponent's moves - The EXP of "Demon Horde" it's like his old "Demon Billion" from Night Warriors 4.8) <- M O R R I G A N - M O R R I G A N - M O R R I G A N - M O R R I G A N -> SPECIAL MOVES Soul Fist d,df,f + p A/G, 1H Shadow Blade f,d,df + p 1H Vector Drain f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Vertical Dash d,ub or u or uf X, 0H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Astral Vision lp,lp,f,mp,hp DFP, A/G, 0H EX MOVES Valkyrie Turn f,df,d,db,b + k,k or p A/G, EXP, DIR, 14H Darkness Illusion lp,lp,f,lk,hp A/G, 27H Finishing Shower mp,lp,b,lk,mk 16H Cryptic Needle f,hp,mp,lp,f 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Astral Vision ===> This creates a specular image of Morrigan who does everything the real Morrigan does. NOTES: - Her Dark Force Special has the same effect has her DFC Dark Force - Her forward or backward dash go up, just like Jedah's 4.9) <- A N A K A R I S - A N A K A R I S - A N A K A R I S - A N A K A R I S -> SPECIAL MOVES Coffin Fall d,d + p or k A/G, DIR, 1H Royal Curse d,df,f + p AIR, 1H Inhale d,db,b + k A/G, X, 0H Disgorge d,df,f + k A/G, ?H Cobra Blow b,f + p 3H Mummy Drop d,df,f + p UNB, 1H Pyramidal Paradise d or df + k AIR, X, 1H Pharaoh Warp b,b or b,B X, 0H Word Of Truth f,d,df + pp DFP, X, GC, 1H Word Of Truth f,d,df + pp DFC, GC, 1H Pit To The Underworld f,d,df + k UNB, GC, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Pharaoh Split lp,lp,d,mk,hk DFP, 0H EX MOVES Gate of Hell b,db,d,df,f + kk EXP, UNB, 1H Pharaoh Magic mk,lp,d,lk,mp A/G, 4H Pharaoh Salvation hk,mp,d,mk,hp A/G, 2P, 15H Pharaoh Decoration hk,mp,lk,d,lp,mk,hp A/G, 3P, 8H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Pharaoh Split ===> Anakaris split himself in 2 different pieces who differentely attack the the enemy, you're in control of the flying part. NOTES: - Anakaris hasn't any trows - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - Wanna make a big laugh??? Then try to press select while holding all 3 punches button... :) - Wanna make another one??? Then do the same thing with 2 Anakaris at the same moment, one will do the standard, the other will star dance!!! - Hold select during "Pharaoh Magic" until the move has ended to see a different ending hit - With "Ihale" you can absorb enemy's long range attack, even if ES You CAN'T absorb rays attacks (like Huitzil's) ot EX attacks You can even absorb more than one move Then you can give back the move you absorbed with "Disgorge" If the move you absorbed can be made into an ES then you can too "Disgorge" has the same characteristics as the move you absorbed,so if the move can be done in air you can too - If your enemy has been hitten with "Royal Curse" then he will morph ridicoullosely and he will not be able to attack for a short amount of time - "Pharaoh Warp" must be done at the edge of the screen, it will result in a sort of teleport the other side of the screen - the 3 "Pharaoh ..." EXs have 2 random version, one in wich "hearts" magic with egyptian girls appears, and the other in wich appears only ugly mummies - The "Word of Truth" move in the DFC version consumes 1 level of your power bar - The "Pit To The Underworld" move MUST be done while on the ground, very useful against pursue attack or jumping enemy 4.a) <- V I C T O R - V I C T O R - V I C T O R - V I C T O R - V I C T O R - V I C T O R -> SPECIAL MOVES Mega Forehead B,f + p 1H Mega Fist D,u + p 1H Giga Knee f,d,df + k 1H Gyro Crush d,db,b + p 1H Mega Shock d,df,f + k TRW, X, 1H Mega Spike 360 + p TRW, X, 1H Body Break d,u + p TRW, X, 1H Minimum Hop d + kkk X, 0H Elektro Victor hold any button (not low) X, 1H Rush Kick B,f + k DFP, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Great Gerdenheim b,db,d,df,f + kk, p DFP, EXP, 1H EX MOVES Thunder Break D,u + kk 1H Gerdenheim 3 360,360 + kk TRW, 1H Giga Brute f,d,df + pp DFP, 3H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Great Gerdenheim ===> If performed with lk+lp or mk+mp it will be the same as his Dark Force Special,so Dr. Gerderheim will appear over his shoulder and every punch will became a special throw called "Great Gerdenheim". Instead if performed with hk+hp Dr. Gerdenheim will still appear over Victor's shoulders but it will give him the ability of making always electrified attacks (more damage than standard electrified attacks). NOTES: - "Great Gerdenheim" Dark Force Special: after you do this move simply go near the enemy and press p, strangely this is the powerable EX during DFP dark force... ^_^;;; - "Minimum Hop" is a short jump forward - "Elektro Victor" is an electrified version of the normal attacks, for performing it instead instead of pressing a button simply press and hold mk or mp or hk or hp and the attack will be given with electricity around it It will do more damage and it will also inflict 2 points of guard damage - "Body Break" must be done just at the beginning of a standard trow done with mp or hp - If in DFP Victor will flash blue like in an es while doing "Mega Shock" 4.b) <- L O R D R A P T E R - L O R D R A P T E R - L O R D R A P T E R -> SPECIAL MOVES Death Hurricane d,db,b + k A/G, 1H Skull Blade d,u + k A/G, 3H Hell's Gate b,db,d,df,f + k DIR, X, 0H Diving Stinger d + k AIR, X, 1H Zombie Punishment f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Extended Attack f + p or k X, 1H Death Phrase f,d,df + k GC, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Ultimate Undead b,d,db + kk DFP, 0H EX MOVES Evil Scream f,b + pp EXP, 2H Death Voltage f,df,d,db,b + kk AIR, 1H Hell Dunk f,d,df + pp UNB, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Ultimate Undead ===> Le Malta will morph into an electric saw and all of your moves will change. Even Lord Rapter's expression will change in a more mad/sadistic face. Perhaps Rapter has finally obtained the power he should have obtained from Jedah in Lord Rapter's Darkstakers 1 ending??? :) NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - Lord Rapter can air dash - Lord Rapter can walk while crouching - "Hell's Gate" is a teleport move - Just try to do the ES of "Death Phrase", it really is for fun!!! 4.c) <- H S I E N - K O - L E I - L E I - H S I E N - K O - L E I - L E I - H S I E N - K O -> SPECIAL MOVES Weapon Throw d,df,f + p DIR, 1H Reflect Gong d,db,b + p A/G, 1H Guillotine Swing f,d,df + p A/G, 4H Spectral Slicer f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, X, 8H DARK FORCE SPECIAL nothing EX MOVES Rising Soul Blade b,db,d,df,f + kk 4H Spikes From Heaven lk,hk,mp,mp,u UNB, 8H Chinese Bomb b,db,d,df,f + pp EXP, UNB, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Soul Sister ===> During this Dark Force will appear Hsien-Ko's sister Lin Lin who will make strange movements everytime someone hits someone. During this Dark Force Hsien-Ko will be a little more fast, and the damage she will inflict will be unrecoverable,also: she will run instead of walking (no teleport indeed...) and she will be able to do ONLY chain combos. Another thing, she cannot be stunned during this Dark Force. Not really useful... ^_^;;; NOTES: - Hsien-Ko can air dash - Hsien-Ko's forward and backward dash has the same properties as Demitri's - "Reflect Gong" can reflect almost any long range move, except EX and rays - Just press k during "Guillotine Swing" if you want to stop - "Chinese Bomb" is a bomb that explode after 10 seconds, sometimes the bomb is red,this bomb explodes after 5 seconds. WARNING!!! ANYONE near the bomb will be damaged, even you!!! 4.d) <- J O H N T A L B A I N - G A L L O N - J O H N T A L B A I N - G A L L O N -> SPECIAL MOVES Beast Cannon d,df,f + p A/G, 1H Beast Cannon f,d,df + p 1H Second Cannon Any direction + p A/G, DIR, X, 1H Climb Razor d,u + k 1H Million Flicker d,db,b + p,p,p,... 6H Wild Circular f,df,d,db,b + mk or hk TRW, 1H Quick Hop d + kkk X, 0H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Mirage Body b,db,d,df,f + kk DFP, 0H EX MOVES Dragon Cannon b,db,d,df,f + kk DFC, 3H b,db,d,df,f + pp DFP, 3H Razor Slice lp,mp,f,lk,mk UNB, EXP, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Mirage Body ===> J. Talbain creates 2 shadows of himself who follow him and mimic every thing he does, EX included NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - "Second Cannon" must be done IMMEDEATELY after either "Beast Cannon"; you can do "Second Cannon" only 1 at a time, so you CAN'T do a "Secon Cannon" after another The direction you press will be the direction J. Talbain will head for - After the ES version of "Beast Cannon" you can do "Second Cannon" 3 times consecutively - "Quick Hop" is a short dash forward 4.e) <- F E L I C I A - F E L I C I A - F E L I C I A - F E L I C I A - F E L I C I A -> SPECIAL MOVES Rolling Buckler d,df,f + p,p 3H Cat Spike f,d,df + p 1H Delta Kick f,d,df + k 3H EX Charge d,d + kk (hold) X, 0H Pursuing Cat d,d + p *H Scratching Cat f,df,d,db,b + mk or hk TRW, 1H Wall Clutch B or F AIR, X, 0H Head Sit D or d AIR, X, 0H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Kitty the Helper b,d,db + kk 0H EX MOVES Dancing Flash b,db,d,df,f + pp EXP, 11H Please Help Me b,db,d,df,f + kk DIR, 34H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Kitty the Helper ===> Kitty the little cat-woman friend of Felicia come and helps Felicia doubling the hit made by Felicia NOTES: - Her Dark Force Special is the same as DFC Dark Force - "Pursuing Cat" must be done when your oppnent is down, just like a normal pursue attack - Do "Wall Clutch" near the edge of the screen, Felicia will attach to the edge - Do "Head Sit" when you're over the enemy's head,you will mount on his/her head to play with him/her - While very near to the enemy you can press "select" to do a fake throw instead of a taunt - With "EX Charge" you can charge up your EX bar - Do "Please Help Me" with the following button: * lk+mk : Kitty'll come from behind Felicia running on the ground towards the enemy * lk+hk : Kitty'll come from up above Felicia's head makin' a short jump towards the enemy * mk+hk : Kitty'll come from up above Felicia's head makin' a short jump towards the enemy This last is the same as doing it by pressing kkk 4.f) <- R I K U O - A U L B A T H - R I K U O - A U L B A T H - R I K U O - A U L B A T H -> SPECIAL MOVES Sonic Wave B,f + p 1H Poison Breath B,f + k 1H Tricky Fish b,b + k 1H Tricky Fish f,d,df + k DFC, GC, 1H f,d,df + k DFP, 1H Crystal Lancer f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Gem's Anger f,df,d,db,b + mk or hk TRW, 8H Sea Emperor Dive d + hk AIR, X, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL nothing EX MOVES Aqua Spread f,df,d + pp EXP, 1H Aqua Spread (homing) f,df,d + kk EXP, 1H Water Jail f,d,df + pp UNB, 1H Sea Rage b,db,d,df,f + pp 8H Direct Scissors d,d + pp 3P, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Ocean Rage ===> During this Dark Force Rikuo will ride a strange fish,while riding it you can move in any direction and you will not be stunned by enemy's attack. You can leave the Fish or re-ride it simply by pressing kkk. While not riding the fish EVEN if you're in a Dark Force you'll lose the bonus of not bein' stunned and that one of moving in any direction, you'll regain them onlu by pressing again kkk and re-riding that way the fish again. NOTES: - should "Sonic Wave" hit the opponent it will leave him open for an attack - "Poison Breath" will stop the enemy, leaving him open for an attack - If you hold pp instead of pressing them during "Aqua Spread" you will delay the moment when the water geyser comes out from the ground - "Aqua Breath (homing)" is a homing version of "Aqua Spread"; the water geyser will explode just where the enemy is. This doesn't work if the enemy is too near - "Water Jail" will imprisonate your enemy in a rising bubble of water, it will give you the possibility to make a marvelous combo!!! ;) - while doin' the "Tongue Slam", the standard throw done pressing mp or hp, try to spedly tap on your pad the opposite direction of where the enemy is, you will do a double slam!!! - It seems that "Direct Scissors" only works if Rikuo is selected in his "standard" color 4.g) <- S A S Q U A T C H - S A S Q U A T C H - S A S Q U A T C H - S A S Q U A T C H -> SPECIAL MOVES Big Breath d,df,f + p 1H Big Blow f,d,df + p 1H Typhoon Kick f,d,df + k 4H Ice Towers d,d + p 1H Big Swing 360 + k 1H Big Brunch f,df,d,db,b + p 1H Banana Trap b,db,d,df,f + taunt UNB, X, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Super Armor b,d,db + kk 0H EX MOVES Big Freezer b,db,d,df,f + pp 1H Big Ice Burn b,db,d,df,f + kk EXP, UNB, 1H Big Sledge 360, 360 + kk TRW, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Super Armor ===> There are 2 different version of this move, depending on wich 2 kick button you use to perform it: * hk+hp => A few penguins will appears behind Sasquatch, for every pressed punch a penguins will go forward and explode, if you press lp the penguin will explode near Sasquatch, if you press mp the penguin will explode a few steps near Sasquatch, if you press hp the penguin will explode near the enemy * mk+mp or lk+lp => Sasquatch will became Gold coloured and it will receives less damage and will recover more quickly.Sasquatch will be immune to be stunned as well NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force performed with hk+hp 4.h) <- B I S H A M O N - B I S H A M O N - B I S H A M O N - B I S H A M O N -> SPECIAL MOVES Soul Stun d,df,f + p A/G, DIR, 1H Soul Summon b + p X, 0H Upper Slash f,d,df + p GC, 1H Storm Slash d,df,f + p 2H Quick Slash (upper) B,f + p 2H Quick Slash (lower) B,f + k 2H Torture Slash 360 + mp or hp TRW, 4H DARK FORCE SPECIAL nothing EX MOVES Soul Choke f,df,d,db,b + pp UNB, 1H Stone Sentence b,db,d,df,f + kk UNB, 1H Soul Torment d,d + pp UNB, EXP, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Super Armor ===> Bishamon recovers a little faster, cannot be stunned, and his "Super Armor" make the first hit less effective (minor damage). Infact the animation continues even if he is hitted. I make an example, Bishamon is in the Dark Force, you are doing the "Upper Slash", the enemy hits you, you take a little less than standard damage AND your move continues. Though if you're hitten again you'll take MORE than standard damage and the move will be stopped as usually. The "Super Armour" absorb one hit and one not, so it absorb the first, the third, the fifth, the seventh and so on, understood??? NOTES: - Use "Soul Summon" after "Soul Stun" - Use "Storm Slash" after "Soul Stun" - "Upper Slash" can be used only: * after "Soul Summon" * after landing from a jump * as a guard cancel * while standing up - To make "Soul Choke" effective against an opponent us it at throw distance - "Soul Torment" is some sort of an EX pusue attack; use it when your enemy is on the ground, for example after a "Soul Summon" - "Stone Sentence" MUST be blocked down or avoided, otherwise it will be UNB 4.i) <- D O N O V A N - D O N O V A N - D O N O V A N - D O N O V A N - D O N O V A N -> SPECIAL MOVES K. S. Release Sword d,db,b + k DIR, 0H K. S. Call Sword d,db,b + k X, 1H K. S. Thunder d,db,b + p 1H Blizzard Sword b,db,d,df,f + p 1H Flame Sword f,d,df + p 1H Lighting b,d,db + p,p,p,... 9H Swinging Sword f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, X, *H Shred Dive d + k AIR, DIR, X, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Slay Shred b,d,db + kk 0H EX MOVES Spirit Crusher b,db,d,df,f + k DIR, EXP, 2H Change Immortal mp,lp,b,lk,mk 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Slay Shred ===> Shred (the sentient sword) starts rotating behind Donovan, for every button pressed in addiction to the move related to the button Shred will go towards the enemy and back as in "Kill Shred Call Sword" NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - Use "Kill Shred Call Sword" after "Kill Shred Release Sword" or after "Kill Shred Thunder" - Use "Kill Shred Thunder" after "Kill Shred Release Sword" - During "Change Immortal" you can move up or down 4.j) <- P Y R O N - P Y R O N - P Y R O N - P Y R O N - P Y R O N - P Y R O N - P Y R O N -> SPECIAL MOVES Soul Smasher d,df,f + p A/G, DIR, 1H Zodiac Attack f,d,df + p 1H Orbiter Blaze d,db,f + k AIR, 1H Galaxy Trip b,d,db + p or k A/G, DIR, 0H Planet Burning f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Rushing Burn f + p X, 3H Cosmo Dive d + p AIR, X, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Shining Gemini d,f,df + pp 0H EX MOVES Cosmo Distruption b,db,d,df,f + pp or kk EXP, 5H Piled Hell f,d,df + kk DFP, A/G, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Shining Gemini ===> Pyron creates a clone of himself ho does certain moves(special or normal) for every button pressed while Pyron attacks as usually. Here follows a chart wich explains the moves the twin does, depending on the button pressed: Button Move Done p = d + hk D + p = f,f + hpd jump + p = Orbiter Blaze k = Zodiac Attack D + k = f,f + hk jump + k = Cosmo Dive If you do a special move with punch it counts as a standing or jumping p (depending if the move is done on air or ground) Also, if you do an EX move the twin will mimic it perfectly but without damage the enemy. NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - You can cancel "Galaxy Trip" into any other move, special or not; this mean that you can continue doing one "Galaxy Trip" after another, or cancel it into a "Soul Smasher" or even into a "Piled Hell" - "Cosmo Distruption" has 2 version, 1 with pp and 1 with kk. In the pp version the explosion starts before the enemy and end on him, in the kk version the explosion starts before the enemy and end behind him. While doing this move you can hold pp or kk instead of simply pressing them to power up the move 4.k) <- H U I T Z I L - P H O B O S - H U I T Z I L - P H O B O S - H U I T Z I L -> SPECIAL MOVES Plasma Beam (high) d,df,f + p 1H Plasma Beam (low) d,df,f + k 1H Missile Launcher d,db,b + p A/G, 1H Genocide Launcer b,d,db + p 11H Plasma Trip d,db,b + k AIR, 1H Circuit Breaker f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Reflect Wall f,d,df + p GC DARK FORCE SPECIAL Ray of Doom d,f,df + pp 0 EX MOVES Final Guardian B f,d,df + kk EXP, 34H Energy Sphere b,d,db + kk 7H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Ray of Doom ===> Huitzil will gain the ability to fly and 2 other robots who will follow him will appear, every time you press a button (or do a move) the 2 robots will shot a beam. NOTES: - His Dark Force Special is the same as his DFC Dark Force - By holding U on a jump you can hover in the air for a little time - Huitzil can air dash 4.l) <- O B O R O - O B O R O - O B O R O - O B O R O - O B O R O - O B O R O - O B O R O -> note: In this FAQ I only putted move names only when I was sure it was the correct and official name (i.e. the names I found on the manual). For Oboro I tryed to guess what were the correct names,but because he isn't in the manual I can't be sure,I hope you'll forgive me SPECIAL MOVES Upper Slash f,d,df + p 1H Crossed Upper Slash b,db,d,df,f + p 2H Demon Fingers f,d,df + k 7H Heaven to Hell Slash d,df,f,uf + p 1H Quick Slash (upper) B,f + p 2H Quick Slash (lower) B,f + k 2H Hell to Heaven Throw 360 + mp or hp TRW, 4H DARK FORCE SPECIAL nothing EX MOVES Soul Choke f,df,d,db,b + pp UNB, 1H Stone Sentence b,db,d,df,f + kk UNB, 1H Soul Torment d,d + pp UNB, EXP, 1H Soul Fist b,d,db + pp DFP, 2H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Super Armor ===> Oboro recovers a little faster, cannot be stunned, and his "Super Armor" make the first hit less effective (minor damage). Infact the animation continues even if he is hitted. I make an example,Oboro is in Dark Force,you are doing the "Upper Slash",the enemy hits you, you take a little less than standard damage AND your move continues. Though if you're hitten again you'll take MORE than standard damage and the move will be stopped as usually. The "Super Armour" absorb one hit and one not, so it absorb the first, the third, the fifth, the seventh and so on, understand??? Well... to be true this was for Bishamon, Oboro's "Super Armor" seems to absorb more hits, but I can't tell you more accurately, sorry... ^_^;;; NOTES: - If "Heaven to Hell Slash"lands attached to your enemy you will throw him instead of hitting him - "Stone Sentence" MUST be blocked down or avoided, otherwise it will be UNB - To make "Soul Choke" effective against an opponent use it at throw distance - "Soul Torment" is some sort of an EX pusue attack; use it when your enemy is on the ground, for example after a "Soul Summon" - The winning poses of Oboro will changes if you select him in DFC or in DFP: in DFC it will be always the same, in DFP he will have some REALLY cool poses!!! 4.m) <- V H 2 V I C T O R - V H 2 V I C T O R - V H 2 V I C T O R - V H 2 V I C T O R -> SPECIAL MOVES Mega Forehead B,f + p 1H Mega Fist D,u + p 1H Giga Knee f,d,df + k 1H Gyro Crush d,db,b + p 1H Mega Shock d,df,f + k TRW, X, 1H Mega Spike 360 + p TRW, X, 1H Body Break d,u + p TRW, X, 1H Minimum Hop d + kkk X, 0H Elektro Victor hold any button (no low) X, 1H Rush Punch d,df,f + p 1H Rush Kick B,f + k 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL Great Gerdenheim b,db,d,df,f + kk, p DFP, EXP, 1H EX MOVES Thunder Break D,u + kk 1H Gerdenheim 3 360,360 + kk TRW, 1H Giga Brute f,d,df + pp DFP, 3H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Great Gerdenheim ===> If performed with lk+lp or mk+mp it will be the same as his Dark Force Special,so Dr. Gerderheim will appear over his shoulder and every punch will became a special throw called "Great Gerdenheim". Instead if performed with hk+hp Dr. Gerdenheim will still appear over Victor's shoulders but it will give him the ability of making always electrified attacks (more damage than standard electrified attacks). NOTES: - "Great Gerdenheim" Dark Force Special: after you do this move simply go near the enemy and press p, strangely this is the powerable EX during DFP dark force... ^_^;;; - "Minimum Hop" is a short jump forward - "Elektro Victor" is an electrified version of the normal attacks, for performing it instead instead of pressing a button simply press and hold mk or mp or hk or hp and the attack will be given with electricity around it It will do more damage and it will also inflict 2 points of guard damage - "Body Break" must be done just at the beginning of a standard trow done with mp or hp 4.f) <- V H 2 R I K U O - V H 2 A U L B A T H - V H 2 R I K U O - V H 2 A U L B A T H -> SPECIAL MOVES Sonic Wave d,df,f + p 1H Poison Breath d,df,f + k 1H Tricky Fish b,b + k 1H Tricky Fish f,d,df + k DFC, GC, 1H f,d,df + k DFP, 1H Crystal Lancer f,df,d,db,b + mp or hp TRW, 1H Gem's Anger f,df,d,db,b + mk or hk TRW, 8H Sea Emperor Dive d + hk AIR, X, 1H DARK FORCE SPECIAL nothing EX MOVES Aqua Spread f,df,d + pp EXP, 1H Aqua Spread (homing) f,df,d + kk EXP, 1H Water Jail f,d,df + pp UNB, 1H Sea Rage b,db,d,df,f + pp 8H Direct Scissors d,d + pp 3P, 1H DFC DARK FORCE DESCRIPTION Ocean Rage ===> During this Dark Force Rikuo will ride a strange fish,while riding it you can move in any direction and you will not be stunned by enemy's attack. You can leave the Fish or re-ride it simply by pressing kkk. While not riding the fish EVEN if you're in a Dark Force you'll lose the bonus of not bein' stunned and that one of moving in any direction, you'll regain them onlu by pressing again kkk and re-riding that way the fish again. NOTES: - should "Sonic Wave" hit the opponent it will leave him open for an attack - "Poison Breath" will stop the enemy, leaving him open for an attack - If you hold pp instead of pressing them during "Aqua Spread" you will delay the moment when the water geyser comes out from the ground - "Aqua Breath (homing)" is a homing version of "Aqua Spread"; the water geyser will explode just where the enemy is. This doesn't work if the enemy is too near - "Water Jail" will imprisonate your enemy in a rising bubble of water, it will give you the possibility to make a marvelous combo!!! ;) - While doin' the "Tongue Slam", the standard throw done pressing mp or hp, try to spedly tap on your pad the opposite direction of where the enemy is, you will do a double slam!!! - It seems that "Direct Scissors" only works if VH2 Rikuo is selected in his "standard" color ^^^^^^^^^^^^ 5) SECRETS ------------ 5.1) VARIOUS SECRETS - To unlock all images and the 2 secret menu simply "finish"a character in Original Character Mode. To "finish" a character you have to reach its last level, the level is showed by the bat icon; when all of your character's data have a "----" in the place of how many points are needed reaching the next level of power AND energy AND ss gauge it means your character is "finished". Then if you go to the collection screen you'll see all the images (they're also accessible from PC)and if you go to the option menu and you'll press R1 or L1 you'll be in 2 different menus, respectively the EX OPTION MODE and the DX OPTION MODE. To be truth you'll obtain an image every time one of your character's data (power,energy,s. power bar)and you'll obtain the Ex menu option when your character reaches a certain level (still don't know wich level) and the Dx option when your character has reached the last level;note that the last char level is obtained when all other datas are at max level(still has to be confirmed...) - If you select your character and then select AUTO mode or AUTO&TURBO mode the colour of your character will change. - Every character has a mid-game "boss", just like Street Fighter Alpha 2,to meet him I'm not sure how to do it but it should be like that: before the 5th or the 6th(don't remember ^_^;)you must have done 3 EX FINISH or DARK FORCE. See section 6.2) to see a chart of mid-bosses for every character. - To meet OBORO BISHAMON you must never use continue, never lose a round, 2 EX finish of a certain type, you'll meet him after the last character. In the following chart you can see wich is the super to use for every character Jedah ===> Prova = Del = Servo B.B. Hood ===> Beautiful Memory Q-Bee ===> Plus B Lilith ===> Gloomy Puppet Show Demitri ===> Midnight Pleasure Morrigan ===> Darkness Illusion Anakaris ===> Pharaoh Magic Victor ===> Gerdenheim 3 Lord Rapter ===> Hell Dunk Hsien-Ko ===> Chinese Bomb J. Talbain ===> Razor Slice Felicia ===> Please Help Me Rikuo ===> Aqua Spread (either version) Sasquatch ===> Big Sledge Bishamon ===> Soul Torment Donovan ===> Change Immortal Pyron ===> Cosmo Distruption Huitzil ===> Final Guardian B Oboro ===> Soul Torment Shadow ===> See notes Marionette ===> See notes Old J. Talbain ===> Razor Slice *** Notes *** I'm sure this works for Vampire Savior Mode, I have to confirm if it works even with the other 2 modes. For Shadow and Marionette simply do the correct super of the "current" character you have taken the moves. - To see Anita's ending you must meet and beat Oboro Bishamon, you can do this with any character. - To select OBORO BISHAMON do like this: while your cursor is on BISHAMON hold select and press a button. OBORO BISHAMON has a different set of moves than the standard BISHAMON. - To select OLD JOHN TALBAIN / GALLON do like this: while your cursor is on J. TALBAIN / GALLON hold select and press PP or KK. Old John Talbain is the same as normal made exclusion for the following things: * Different color * His dragon cannon is the same as it was in Night Warriors / Darkstalkers 2 * He does a little (very little...) more damage. Apparentely he's not selectable in "ORIGINAL CHARACTER" mode. - To select TRUE LILITH put the cursor on Lilith, press select one time and then press a button. True Lilith has the same moves of Lilith, but her voice is the same as Morrigan, as well as her costumes.She cannot apparentely be selected in "ORIGINAL CHARACTER" mode and it seems she can be selected only with shortcut trick (See later). - To select VH2 DONOVAN put the cursor on Donovan, hold select and press a button, I haven't discovered particular difference between this 2 version, the damage is the same, as well as the moves,the only thing I noticed is that Anita stay close to him instead of his opponent. Another thing, if you make a fight VH2 Donovan vs Donovan (or the inverse) there will be only one Anita, while there will be 2 of them if you make a fight Donovan vs Donovan or VH2 Donovan vs VH2 Donovan. This work also without shortcut trick and also on "ORIGINAL CHARACTER" mode. - To select VH2 HUITZIL (Phobos) put the cursor on Huitzil, hold select and press a button. VH2 Huitzil has always the hover jump and a different intro, for the rest is indentical to his "normal" version. The things changes a bit more if you select him in DFP mode. Infact in dfp he will not have Cecil (the little children) around him, he will be a little slower, he will inflict a little less damage and he he will be able to walk while crouching. This work also without shortcut trick and also on "ORIGINAL CHARACTER" mode. - To select VH2 VICTOR VON GERDENHEIM put the cursor on Victor,press select one time and then press a button. VH2 Victor has his moves from Vampire Hunter 2,so the old ones from Vampire Hunter and the ones from Vampire Savior 2. See his moves in section 4.m) Anyway it seems that VH2 Victor works only with the shortcut trick, also he is apparentely not selectable in "ORIGINAL CHARACTER" mode. - To select VH2 RIKUO (Aulbath) put the cursor on Rikuo, press select one time and press a button. VH2 Rikuo has his moves from Vampire Hunter 2, so no more charging moves. See his moves in section 4.n) Anyway it seems that VH2 Rikuo works only with the shortcut trick, also he is apparentely not selectable in "ORIGINAL CHARACTER" mode. - To select SHADOW and MARIONETTE you have to put the cursor on the "?" and press the select button as showed beneath. For Shadow press 5 times the select button,hold it the last time you press it;while holding it press a button. For Marionette do the same as Shadow but press the select button 7 times instead of 5. SHADOW becomes the last character you've beaten every time a new fight start. MARIONETTE becomes your current opponent every time a fight start. Note that chosing DFP or DFC only applies to the first character that you impersone if you chosed Shadow and doesn't applies if you chosed Marionette, infact you can't chose DFC or DFP if you selected Marionette ^_^;;; Another thing, you CAN select the first character you want to be (only with SHADOW) by pressing the select button on a character 3 times just before doing the SHADOW trick. So for example if you put the cursor on Donovan, press SELECT 3 times, then you go the the "?" press SELECT 5 times and then press a button the result will be that you'll select SHADOW, and its first form will be the one of Donovan; understood??? - SHORTCUT TRICK: enable the shortcut option in the option menu. While in the character select screen press select one time while the cursor is on one of thees characters: LILITH, VICTOR, J. TALBAIN, RIKUO, BISHAMON, HUITZIL, DONOVAN. The name should change color, now press any button and you'll select a secret character!! - You can see the image collection simply by pushing your DARKSTALKERS 3 CD into the CD-Rom drive of your computer. ^__________^ - You can select your character win pose at the end of the match simply holding a button immediately after having knocked down your foe. The buttons are lp,lk,mp,mk,hp and hk;so for example square,x,circle,triangle,l1 and l2. Pressing 3k ,2k, 3p or 2p will result in nothing different; however i noticed that some characters (like B.B. Hood for example) have poses that cannot be selected... Anyone knows more about this??? 5.2) SPECIAL INTROS AND FINISH As you may have seen when a fight begin every character does his own "Start Intro". Well, some times, if 2 particular characters meet they may do a "Special Intro", here I listed the ones I've discovered, I believe they are all. I separated them in groups, infact some special intros works only in a certain Game Mode while others works in all the modes. One thing, the order of the character that have to be selected for the special intro has no importance,so for example Felicia Vs Anakaris and Anakaris Vs Felicia produces the same effect. ALL MODES Intros - Felicia Vs Anakaris - Lord Rapter Vs Baby Bonnie Hood - Lord Rapter Vs Hsien-Ko - Bishamon Vs Oboro (this works if you face Oboro as the last character) - Rikuo Vs Rikuo - John Talbain Vs Baby Bonnie Hood - Lilith Vs Anyone (to make this work hold select just before the game starts loading the match and hold it until the game start, she will say something strange!!!) Finishes - Demitri Vs Anakaris =====> Finish with "Midnight Bliss" - Jedah Vs Anyone =========> Finish with "Prova = Del = Servo" - Jedah Vs Anyone =========> Finish with "Sangue = Passare" - John Talbain Vs Anyone ==> Finish with "Razor Slice" - Bishamon Vs Anyone ======> Finish with "Soul Torment" VAMPIRE SAVIOR MODE Intros - If the final boss of the character you're playing is Jedah then he'll come down in a Ray of Light saying some japanese things while a gregorian chorus can be heard in the background. This works also for VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 MODE. - If you're playing with Donovan then at the start of the final match (when Jedah is coming down) Donovan and Anita will say something to each other.This works in VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 MODE too. - If you select Lilith then at the start of the last match (with Morrigan) Morrigan will teleport in the screen instead of being formed by bats. This doesn't works for VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 MODE. Finishes - If you choose Lilith and you don't met the requirements for fighting against Oboro then after the match with Morrigan Lilith will start his winning pose to stop immedeately after and fall on ground. This doesn't works on VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 MODE. VAMPIRE HUNTER 2 - At the beginning of the final match Vs Pyron he will be coming down from above (a much like in Darkstalkers) and in the background will be the same chorus as Jedah's. - Huitzil will have not the child around him in VAMPIRE HUNTER 2 MODE. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 6) MISCELLANEOUS ------------------ 6.1) CHARACTERS WINNING QUOTES <<< JEDAH >>> - Understanding my intentions will give you the final prize. - Libido of sensitivity reaches paraisso... get it? - True victory? True existance? You know nothing. - Hypocrisy? No it's not. There's no good or evil. - If your soul exists to perish, grant it to me... - Darkness... It holds you in peace, like your mom's arms. - Many believe in miracles, but you'll need more than that! - Wait peacefully for your journey to death. - I'm sorry, but I'm so sagacious, it's almost scary. - Do you understand the fate of the fools who betrayed the truth? - Ah, I forgot to tell you... It's game over for you! - I understand your opinion. I just don't care about it... - I am the first and only ruler of this trivial planet! - A poet's trouble comes from meeting with eternal darkness. - To know and practice, a productive deed for a noble. - Your soul can only be saved by death. It doesn't contradict! <<< BABY BONNIE HOOD (Bulleta) >>> - Oh no, I've wasted time on the way. I'm going to be late. - Live or die? What shall I do with you? Hmmm.... - I hate poverty. That's why I have to do this. I'm not bad! - Hi there, do you know any good news I can make money with? - Mess with me again, I'll riddle you with bullets. - I've lost my way. Seriously! - Would you do me a favor? Hand over all of your money! - These unworthy customers piss me off! - I'll feel great after I kill everything in this world. - You sleepy baby. Do you need a wake up shot? Ha ha! - I'm just a girl in this world. - I'm usually quite nice, but sometimes I lose my temper! - Sorry about that, but I have to earn a living. - Wanna play with an innocent girl like me? You bad boy! - No! Please! Don't come any closer! I'll kill you! - I have a dream. Nope, I'm not gonna tell you. <<< Q - BEE >>> - I can see your flower... It's time to pollinate. - Let's stick together until I'm full, shall we? - It will be fun to play with your body. - My mission is to increase the number of my people! - My sting won't hurt. It'll just kill ya. - Why are you so afraid? You can be one of us. - Mmm... Smells good... It smells like honey. - I just can't get enough... I never feel satisfied! - The market value of your soul lies within it's taste! - You must be very nutritional, or at least good roughage! - You'll only feel a prickle. Don't be afraid... - Shall I give you more love? - I can eat anything to survive, but you shall be a treat! - I want everything... Everything inside your body! - Yummy yum yummy... It's good for my tummy! - Which part of you do you want me to eat first? <<< LILITH >>> - It's so hot and sticky. So this is blood? Nice! - How strange... It's wilting... Ha! Ha! - I just go back where I belong, what's wrong with that? - I've never experienced this before but... it feels great! - Oh no... why do I feel so... so hot? - I like pain, because it turns into pleasure gradually. - I don't like to be alone. Will you play with me forever? - I can't stand this! I want my real body! - You're so passionate! You're going to consume me! - Elegant eyes... Please give them to me!!! - Why did you stop? I'm not satisfied yet! - Your blood... It glitters with a soft beauty. - Please... give me some new information. - I feel something is melting inside, so light and great... - Me and you, we can be together... forever! - Your puppet strings are just a tease. <<< DEMITRI MAXIMOV >>> - An excessive dream can cost you more than you might think! - However desperate you fight, my victory does not change. - Don't be upset. You brought this on yourself. - I am the one who rules evil and darkness. - Is it over yet? The night has only just begun. - I am an example of perfection! Kneel before your master. - A flower of blood blossoms in the darkness. I like it... - Losers tend to say "This is not what I expected..." - The loser's brand looks good on you. Accept it humbly. - Taste the bittersweet tune of eternal darkness. - Let the bloody roses bloom dyed in crimson... - ...I don't like this! - This moment colors my life in a comfortable warm red glow. - Fight to live... It's my only amusement. - Fake power can never beat the real one. You rude fellow! <<< MORRIGAN AENSLAND>>> - Night was created for adults. You should go home kid! - I didn't even break a sweat! - Still afraid? Come and feel the acme together. - Repetition is worse than death... right? - Young men tend to use force. Don't be ashamed, I like it! - I'll just be looking for your corpse. - I thought you would amuse me... Guess I was wrong! - True peace can only be found in the cold darkness. - You're so sweet... I'll take away your body and your soul. - Ah honey. Is that all you got? - Ahhh... I enjoyed abusing you. Care to try it again? - Shh... Can you hear it? My heartbeat... - I don't need eternal love. I just want the acme now. - Maybe I should have given you a hint. Maybe next time... - Your pain will soon become ultimate pleasure. I promise! - You're energetic as ever, just don't be in such a rush. <<< ANAKARIS >>> - I've enjoyed slumming long enough. - Being alone must be lonely. You need me. Praise me. - Step back loser! Make way for the winner! - Everybody needs somebody, you're not the only one. - I feel the power within me. Can you? - If you believe you can be saved. Believe me. - If you reform yourself, I will let you live. - I thought you had protection. I thought wrong. - If you don't want to suffer accept my instructions. - How dare you! Never interfere with the chosen one! - A new kingdom is born, all are welcome here. - Open you eyes... The truth lies before you. - Never question me again. Or else... - Be one of my people and I shall grant you my love. - You cannot immitate me! Do not even try it. - That was the worst strategy ever. Buy an official book! <<< VICTOR VON GERDENHEIM >>> - You offer no resistance. There is no fun in that. - Are you still moving? Next time, I'll break you! - Emily is not dead. She just needs more electricity. - I'll fight and live, day to day. - I'll keep fighting until Emily fully recovers. - Don't you want to be part of the team? I could really use you! - Basically I'm stronger and you're weaker! - If I lose, I die. I must win. - Why do you fight? Are you afraid of death too? - Where am I? - Do you know my nickname? It's Frank! - The doctor is dead, but I'm not sad anymore. - Don't make me mad. You wouldn't like me if I get mad! - I've just discovered my power, it's electric! - I used to be just bits and pieces, now it's your turn. - People hate violent persons. Emily told me that. <<< LORD RAPTER (Zabel Zarock) >>> - Can you hear it? It's my song of pain! It'll make you cry! - It's time for your finale! I don't want an encore! - This's bad! You've got no pulse, soul or rhythm! - Everyone has to die sometime! I just speed it up for them! - What? Go to hell!? I just came back from there!! - Shut up! You're supposed to be dead! - Hey you! Get up! Don't die yet! The fun's just beginning! - Hey sweetheart! I die for you! (To Hsien-Ko) - Say hello to my buddy, Le Marta! He's a sharp guy! - Encore? how many time do you have to die? - Scream in harmony with the devil's choir! - It's show time! A decapitation magic, for real! - You had no past, now you have no future! - I'm dead and lively as usual!! - I need backup to get in the mood... More scream!! - People tell me I'm the man of backbone! <<< HSIEN - KO (Lei-Lei) >>> - Results aren't everything. Do not worry so much. - Ordinary people would not have done that. - You feel hungry even after you die... Ahhh. - Don't misunderstand, not all of them are like myself! - Don't you have any sympathy for the dead? - You seem to be in high spirits, but are you OK? - We're utterly unlucky... - Sister, we have to cooperate... Hey, are you listening? - My emotions and body are falling apart. Can't you tell? - When we're in the mood, no one can stop us. - Don't call me the living dead. Don't you know what scares me? - You knew this would happen. You should not have struggled. - It is so messy here... Time for me to leave!! - It's time to change the image of Chinese ghosts. - Well, eh... have I seen you before? Before I died, maybe? - Use your weapon if you must. This isn't a street fight. <<< JOHN TALBAIN (Gallon) >>> - I'll be faster! Yes... I'll obtain lightspeed! - Your pride has been ripped apart by my claws. - There's no past or future, I only live for the fight! - ...Just go. There is no joy in abusing someone so scared. - Know that what you see isn't everything in this world! - I can feel my blood boiling, it only brings forth the rage! - You don't know what it's like to lose your identity...! - Yo you admit you lost? Did you let me win? - Now leave! Before I lose my sanity! - What do you think I am? Man or beast? - ...So it was not you? Whose voice could it be? - The beast within forces me to rip and shred everything! - Only those with fangs should survive! - If my fate is to fight, I'll colour it with victory! - You risked your life to fight? That is an insult to me!! - I have nothing to fear, since I have nothing to lose. <<< FELICIA >>> - Huh huh, enough with those old patterns already! - I'm sorry but... I would have lost if I didn't try. - Don't exaggerate it! It is just a scratch! - I hope you can find something worth devoting your life too! - Let's play it fair next time! Not! - Violence doesn't solve anything, but it sure does feel good! - Puzzle Fighter, Nightwarriors, Darkstalkers, I do it all! - The audience was watching, I had to hurt you. - Fighting is like dancing, you just need a sense of rhythm. - I make it a rule to be cheerful all the time. - It's wonderful to be alive. Don't you think? Oh well... - You can't ignore your lessons even after you become a star. - If you are so insecure, you'll never be a star like me! - My tail was the key to victory! - Never give up your dream! Don't be afraid to fail! - I'm quick right? It's got to be the shoes! <<< RIKUO (Aulbath) >>> - As I thought... You are just a guppy! - You shouldn't challenge the flow, instead be part of it. - Now... tell me why you dared to challenge me! - I need moisture to keep me alive. Your blood will suffice. - No mercy for the one without pride! - Feel the rage of water people! It's a wave of destruction! - The slime of the earth cannot defeat me. - I've vowed to bring eternal peace to the water world. - You've misunderstood... I am the hunter, you're the hunted. - One who neglects water won't be saved. It is the source. - I fight for the one I love... And I do it nobly! - My dear son... I pray that he is safe! - If this was a test, I still have much to learn. - I don't feel good in killing a weakling like you... - The great energy of water shall judge your sins. - What happened to landwalkers? You're not under water. <<< SASQUATCH >>> - Fight means determination. You lack the pluck to plunge. - I need some bananas. Where is that stupid monkey? - Haven't you been laughing at me? Who's laughing now? Ha! - This heat means nothing to me! - You've got guts! Come to my village. I'll buy you lunch! - Why do you always bother me?! How many times must you lose? - I shouldn't fight right after eating. Now, pull my finger! - I'm the eighth wonder of the world baby! Love it! - You can't bluff, once you've shown your hand! Fool! - Hey elder! Answer if you're around!! - Don't you get it yet? You lost! - Say you won't do this again, or I'll beat you again! - You know what they say about big feet, right? - I'm in a bad place, but it's OK. Food is all I need. - Now I can say it, "I have the greatest fangs around!" - If you are free, would you help me find my friends? <<< BISHAMON >>> - Slash one! Slash two! Three slashes and you're done! - Kuwaaahhh!! My sword cries for an unworthy opponent! - Ha ha ha ha ha! My sword slashes even the Hades apart! - I love slashing people! It's my greatest joy!! - I like the guy's name so much! I have to use it! - First your eyes! Then your ears! And then, the head! - Cry! Scream! Beg! Agonize! Suffer! Weep! Die! - You're a novice! Don't forget where you fight! - Blood! Red! Sweet! Hya hya hya hya hya! - Haooh! Kyyaah! Dossseeei! - Diagonal, horizontal, head to toe! It's your choice! - I feel it! It's the bloodlust! I can't stop murdering! - I'll survive! My name or shape may change, but I will remain! - Slash! Slash! Slash! Slash! Slash! Slash! Slash! Slash! - I like this place! Mmm... Can you smell the blood? - Don't be scared! I'll only cut off one of your heads! Guess! <<< DONOVAN BAINE>>> - I am the hunter who will put an end to the darkness. - Anita... Is this the future you had been wishing for? - If this is all a dream, there will be no pity and no regrets. - This trembling is not of dread or joy. Perhaps my cursed blood? - What will I think of when I awake from this nightmare? - The world and my mind are lost. You want me to abandon my pride? - In order to face the darkness, one must start from within. - Is that all?! My mind will remain uncorrupted! - For the sake of the blood of humanity, I will never give up! - I will not be forgiven by good or evil. - Unless I am put to eternal rest, I will not give up this battle. - When I return, the world shall be radiant with light once again! - Dream or nightmare, this existance will not deceive me. - Whether or not evil awaits me, I shall do what must be done. - Are you trapped in the darkness as well? Is this our justice? - If people don't lose their hope, light can still pave the way. <<< PYRON >>> - Your life is as frail as ancient ash 150 billion years old. - I am far too unhappy to see the value of winning. - The process was enjoyable and I am satisfied with the results. - My power is being controlled by space... Interesting... - Enjoy your last moments. You will soon not be able to... - I have little experience, but I understand the "power of soul." - Beauty needs to be protected by the absolute power. - By having a physical form... you had no chance to win. - Glow... and disperse. - You fight only to be defeated. I have no business with you. - Crushed lives are beautiful. The glow is like that of a new star. - I have control over all. Losing is not a factor for me. - My destiny is not to win, yet I cannot lose out of generosity. - If space principles are beyond your knowledge, you will perish! - Your body is a weak-point! You will never be a super-being! - Time is not elegant. It has a tendancy to corrupt beauty. <<< HUITZIL (Phobos) >>> - Continuing to scan enemy. Maintaining tactical alert mode: - Unidentified energy increase detected. Alert status restored: - Enemy's battle power diminshed. Rapid decrease of life function: - Ensuring secured area. Scanning for pathway: - Enemy is destroyed. Unable to continue fighting: - Protected object properties are normal. Continue idle program. - Special program objective. Object's protection is priority: - Body damage... Level 6. 200 seconds to repair. - No reaction of enemy in scan range. Level 2 alert ready: - Automatic restoration made on. Continuing to scan enemy: - Missle interception program aborted: - Multiple targets detected. Alert status ready: - Impossible to analyze enemy power. Lack of data discovered: - Scanning heat source... No reaction. Retreat from target: - Awaiting new commands: - Analyzing fighting ability of enemy. Integrating program data: - Missle interception program enabled: 6.2) BATTLE CHART CHARACTER MID-BOSS LAST BOSS VS2 MID-BOSS VH2 MID-BOSS Jedah Jedah Demitri Demitri Jedah Baby Bonnie Hood John Talbain Lord Rapter Donovan John Talbain Q-Bee Anakaris Jedah Anakaris Anakaris Lilith Jedah Morrigan Morrigan Jedah Demitri Bishamon Morrigan Bishamon Bishamon Morrigan Demitri Lilith Demitri Demitri Anakaris Q-Bee Jedah Q-Bee Sasquatch Victor Lilith Jedah Lilith John Talbain Lord Rapter Hsien-Ko Jedah Hsien-Ko Hsien-Ko Hsien-Ko Lord Rapter Jedah Lord Rapter Lord Rapter John Talbain Baby Bonnie Hood Old John Talbain Anakaris Anakaris Felicia Morrigan Lilith Morrigan Morrigan Rikuo Felicia Jedah Felicia Felicia Sasquatch Rikuo Jedah Rikuo Rikuo Bishamon Victor Jedah Victor Victor Donovan Huitzil Jedah Baby Bonnie Hood Demitri Pyron Donovan Jedah Huitzil Donovan Huitzil Pyron Jedah Felicia Morrigan Oboro Victor Jedah Victor Victor Shadow See notes See notes See notes See notes Marionette Random Jedah Random Random Old John Talbain Baby Bonnie Hood John Talbain Baby Bonnie Hood Baby Bonnie Hood *** Notes *** - It seems that Marionette Mid-Boss in Vampire Savior mode and in Vampire Hunter 2 mode it's randomly selected everytime you play. I think that there is some clue in understanding how the computer select the Mid-Boss, only I don't get it... Perhaps it's really Random??? - The Mid-Boss of Shadow, as well as its Vampire Savior mode last boss, depends on the first character you mime, so if you start using Shadow Demitri in Vampire Savior mode the mid-boss will be Bishamon,if you start with Shadow Anakaris in Vampire Savior2 mode the mid-boss will be Q-Bee, and so on, understood??? - If the game is set on Vampire Savior 2 mode the last boss will always be Jedah,while for the mid-boss there is an apposite column (called "VS2 MID-BOSS")in the chart. As for Vampire Savior2 mode if the game is set on Vampire Hunter2 mode the last boss will be different, this time it will be Pyron; obviously also the mid-bosses will change,you can see who the mid-boss is for every character by consulting the apposite column (called "VH2 MID- BOSS") in the above chart. To know how to meet the mid-boss see section 5), "SECRETS". 6.3) GAME SHARK / PRO ACTION REPLAY CODES This codes were all made by myself. ^_______^ 1) P1 infinite energy ===========> 801C0E54 0240 801C0E56 0240 2) P2 infinite energy ===========> 801C1228 0240 801C122A 0240 3) P1 only takes white damage ===> 801C0E54 0240 4) P2 only takes white damage ===> 801C1228 0240 5) P1 Dark Force never ends =====> 801C0F2C 0070 6) P2 Dark Force never ends =====> 801C1300 0070 7) P1 super bar at 99 ===========> 801C0EC8 63XX 8) P2 super bar at 99 ===========> 801C129C 63XX 9) Infinite Time ================> 801C38E8 63XX 10) Super Level Up ===============> 801C1768 2706 801C176A 2706 801C176C 2706 *** Note for codes 7) and 8) *** In the last 2 codes put an hexadecimal number comprised between 00 and FF, this will be the color of the super bar. *** Note for code 9) *** This doesn't work so good... ^_^;;; Well,the time will be infinite but even if you've set 4 bat icons in the option mode you'll be able to see only one icon in the screen (under the energy bar), in reality you'll still have 4!!! (even if you see 1) This can be easily avoided by changing the last "XX" of the code according to the following chart: 4 bat icons ===> put "03" 3 bat icons ===> put "02" 2 bat icons ===> put "01" 1 bat icons ===> put "00" *** Note for code 10) *** This code is for original mode; simply enable the code,start Original Mode with a character (either new or not), win at least 2 fights then lose the second and DON'T continue, you'll gain lots (and I mean LOTS) of points, making your character arrive at the last level and at its max status. 6.4) EX MENU EXPLANATION I put on the left the Menu line, and on the right all the possible options and their proper explanations 1P(VS ONLY) ==> HUMAN = P1 is controlled by human in VS mode COM = P1 is controlled by computer in VS mode 2P(VS ONLY) ==> HUMAN = P2 is controlled by human in VS mode COM = P2 is controlled by computer in VS mode 1P SS GAUGE ==> You can select between 0,10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80 and 90. This number will be the number of Power Bar stocks with wich 1P will begin a match. (this is cheating hard!!!) 2P SS GAUGE ==> You can select between 0,10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80 and 90. This number will be the number of Power Bar stocks with wich 2P will begin a match. COCKPIT ==> DEFAULT = This is the defaul position of the cockpit(The cockpit is where you see the energy and the time remained, the bat icons etc.) BELOW = With this option the cockpit will be positioned a little lower NONE = No cockpit will be visualized SYSTEM ==> This is perhaps the best option of the EX MENU, it gives you the chance to change game system, you can select between: VAMPIRE SAVIOR = This is the default mode,with this the game will be just like the arcade version of VAMPIRE SAVIOR, with the addiction of the 3 VS2 character. You still can select between DFC and DFP,but the enemy will be always in DFC mode. VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 = With this mode the game'll became just like the arcade version of VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2; so the Backgrounds are coloured in a different way, the computer characters are in DFP mode, the cockpit is different and the endings too. VAMPIRE HUNTER 2 = Guess what? Yes,with this the game will be just like the arcade version of VAMPIRE HUNTER 2. This have all the changes of the VS2 SYSTEM mode,plus there are some little difference,like Hutzil no more have the little girl around him, some Backgrounds are coloured in an even different way from VS2 SYSTEM mode,the last boss will always be Pyron and the endings will be different even than the VS2 SYSTEM mode's; plus in this mode you'll only fight with the character included in the arcade version of VH2, even though you will be able to select your character between the normal available characters. MUSIC TYPE ==> With this option you can change the background music,there are several options between you can select, they are: DEFAULT, VAMPIRE SAVIOR, VAMPIRE HUNTER 2, DARKSTALKERS. You can listen to all of the different music with the apposite option in the DX MENU. ENDING ==> From here you can select and view all the endings of the game,even the Staff Roll. 6.5) DX MENU EXPLANATION I put on the left the Menu line, and on the right all the possible options and their proper explanations 1P DX CANCEL ==> You can select between OFF (default) and ON,if this option is ON you will be to do some fantastic and otherwise impossible CANCEL COMBO. In other words this option gives you the possibility to cancel your combo easily than without it, also you will be able to do some cancel combo otherwise impossible. Always for the 1 Player. 2P DX CANCEL ==> Just like 1P DX CANCEL, only for the 2 Player. 1P SECOND JUMP ==> You can select between OFF (default) and ON. If ON your character wll be able to jump 2 times. This works for 1P. 2P SECOND JUMP ==> Same as 1P SECOND JUMP, only it works for 2P. BGM TEST ==> You can play with X and stop with T (triangle).You can select the group of music by pressing UP or DOWN in the left menu, you can select a music of the selected group by pressing UP or DOWN in the right menu. 6.6) ORIGINAL MODE LEVEL UP CHART You certainly noticed playing the "ORIGINAL CHARACTER"that there is a limit in your character's status that doesn't make you go any further;one thing that probably most of you didn't noticed is that this limit is not always the same. I mean, the "standard" limit is Power 8, Life 2 and SS Gauge 10; you can change this limits making certain things... The limits DON'T depends on the following things: - the character you chose - the colour you chose your character - the mode (DFC or DFP) you chose your character - wheter or not you change the character's colour with the apposite COLOR MENU - the difficulty in the option menu - any other things This mean that you can chose any character, in any colour, in any mode, at any difficulty BUT the limits of its status will depend ONLY on... guessed already?? Yes, by its name. So according to wich name you give him its maximum status will change, here follows some examples. note: I'm sure theese all works for the american version, I don't know if it's the same for the Japanese version but i believe it's all ok. name Power Life SS Gauge SHADOW 2 4 99 MARIONETTE 4 4 50 $ 4 4 50 ECAILIF 6 3 99 FELICIA 6 3 99 ? 6 4 99 $$$$$$$$$$ 6 4 99 AKUMA 8 2 10 BERIAL 8 2 10 BULLETA 8 2 10 GOUKI 8 2 10 JAE 8 2 10 LEI LEI 8 2 10 LEI-LEI 8 2 10 MORRIGAN 8 2 10 LILITH 8 2 99 AFKPUZ05$ 8 4 10 DONOVAN 8 4 10 ARTEA 8 4 99 Well, theese were only some examples, I'm sure all of you would like to make his own names OBVIOUSLY knowing before the status it will result in. I.E. the perfect condition would be to have a good name (a name you like) and the max status (8-4-99). Eheh,I've really passed SOOOO many of my nights on it that you couldn't trust me even if I were to tell you... but I've FINALLY discovered the laws that regulates the names creations, so i can tell them to all of you and you will be able to develop his own "perfect" names!!! As I told you before the status depends ONLY by the name you give to your character, it works this way, all letters and symbols have a rating, so you take all the letters of the name, you add all of their values and the result will be a number that identificates what the max status will be; it may sounds complicated but follow me at least a few more lines, I'll make some examples and you'll surely understand it all!!! This is the table in wich you can select the letters ans symbols to create your character's name. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z . ! ? & 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 $ - + / \ <== _ END These are the "values" of every singol letter or symbol, take it in the following scheme... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 11 12 13 14 15 <== 0 END ...Or if you prefer take it in this sequential list. _ ===> 0 A,P,0 ===> 1 B,Q,1 ===> 2 C,R,2 ===> 3 D,S,3 ===> 4 E,T,4 ===> 5 F,U,5 ===> 6 G,V,6 ===> 7 H,W,7 ===> 8 I,X,8 ===> 9 J,Y,9 ===> 10 K,Z,$ ===> 11 L,.,- ===> 12 M,!,+ ===> 13 N,?,/ ===> 14 O,&,\ ===> 15 Obviously "END" and "<==" have no values. This is the points table, when you have the result of the addiction of all the letters of the name watch in this table to know what will be the max status. Remember that when you have a result greater than 15 you have to restart in the table, so 16 is like 0, 17 like 1, 18 like 2, 19 like 3, 20 like 4 and so on, understood??? Points Status 0 8-2-10 1 8-2-10 2 2-4-10 3 2-4-10 4 2-2-99 5 2-2-99 6 8-4-10 7 8-2-99 8 2-4-99 9 2-2-10 10 4-3-50 11 4-4-50 12 6-3-99 13 6-3-99 14 6-4-99 15 8-4-99 Now some examples just to make you understand how it all works. Let's take for Example the name "JAB", J (10 points) + A (1 point) + B (2 points) makes 13 points: the status for 13 points is 6-3-99, infact a character named "JAB" will have 6-3-99 as maximum status; understood??? Let's try another example: "JACK", J (10 points) + A (1 point) + C (3 points) + K (11 points) makes 25 points, as you know when you surpass 15 you have to restart from 0, so it will be like having 9 points, so 2-2-10 of max status for the name "JACK", is it ok now??? Eheh, and now entertain yourself in developing POWERFUL characters in original mode!!! 6.7) BLOOD IN DARKSTALKERS 3 As you may have seen, the american version of DARKSTALKERS 3 has no blood, well, to be truth it has "magically" become white... Thanks to the american programmers of CAPCOM. -_____- Only some special move of Jedah has the blood, all the other has a "white" blood, at the beginning I even didn't noticed it was blood. I'm still searching for a GS/PAR code that permits to see the blood but until now I'm still far away; if someone have the code please send it to me, you know my email address, isn't it?? Anyway I don't think (like many of you who sent me a letter) that the Blood is indispensable. I play with the game and with its characters and their special moves; no matter if there is a lake of blood or not. It's not the presence or the absence of the blood that makes a good or a bad game, isn't it??? Toghether with Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Real Bout Special Fatal Fury : Dominated Mind, Darkstalkers 3 remains one of the better conversion and one of the better 2D beat 'em up ever produced. No matter if there is Blood or not, I don't play with blood, but with the game and its characters. Someone of you doesn't agree with me? Feel free to write me your impressions, I'll publish them in this FAQ if you want. 6.8) CHARACTERS ENDINGS - JEDAH : In the ending, Jedah says that all lifes began with one life form and that to correct the errors of this world he has to go back to the beginning.He has to recreate life to save this world. Then the "Fetus Of God" (the child seen in Jedah's background)appears to be assorbing energy as Jedah stand in front of him. Then a strange green babe appears and Jedah says that before he can make the demon world into the primary world of this dimensional plan he has to destroy the human world as soon as possible. He has to detstroy it before its savior come to life, before SHE fully awakens. (Is the green babe the savior of the human world? And it a female savior?) - BABY BONNIE HOOD (BULLETA) : In the ending,a wolf family watches a newscast on TV about how a serial killer in a red hood is ruthlessly massacring wolves. One of the wolf children watching the TV says that he is scared, but the mother wolf replies that the father wolf is always with them. Outside the house, we see Baby Bonnie Hood. One of the best ending, you MUST see it!!! ^_- - Q-BEE : In the ending, Jedah wonders why Q-Bee interfered with his plans. Q-Bee's fellow insect population keeps increasing, and we are left to wonder if they are doomed because of over population. - LILITH : In the ending, Lilith almost reaches Morrigan, but vanishes before she can do so. When Morrigan wakes up,she puts on an isis ring, which her servant says is proof of the master of the Aenslad clan. Morrigan wonders why her left hand desires to wear the ring. Perhaps Lilith has already reached her own body even if she vanished just a moment before doing it??? - DEMITRI MAXIMOV: In the ending,Demitri is holding a fallen Morrigan. He says that it's over, and that he will make Morrigan his. But Morrigan turns herself into stone. Demitri laughs and says that Morrigan is indeed from the Aensland clan.He guesses that Morrigan turned herself into stone to resist his power.He tells her that resistance is futile,and that he will eventually reach into her closed mind. He says they'll wait forever until then. - MORRIGAN AENSLAND : In the ending, Lilith tells Morrigan that all she wanted was a body to live in. Morrigan is sympathetic, so she tells Lilith to just come inside her. Lilith does so, and Morrigan says to herself that the world looks so different, and wonders if it is because of Lilith. About this ending I want to remeber you a thing (just in case you don't remember... ^_^;;;): Lilith is in reality a body where the true soul of Morrigan lives, a soul who was sealed centuries ago by a certain Berial inside of Lilith's body. So we can say that the Morrigan that we see in her endind should be the "real" Morrigan. - ANAKARIS : In the ending, Anakaris says that the earth is being polluted by too many pathetic species who will eventually destroy themselves. He says he cannot allow that to happen to his country. In a town thousands of years later, a boy sees a strange light and wonders what it is. Two strange things appears and pulls him into the light. The boy is teleported into Anakaris's country. The boy wonders where he is, and the citizens tell him to rejoice, because he has been seemed worthy to live in the country ruled by Anakaris, who will be his savior. - VICTOR VON GERDENHEIM : In the ending, Victor wonders why the lightning can't make Emily come back to life. He then realizes that the lightning is not powerful enough,and that he can generate more electricity than lightning can. He says that if he can sacrifice himself for Emily, he'll do it, since he'll be happy knowing that she's alive. Victor proceeds to generate the electricity. Emily wakes up, and call's Victor's name. But Victor is silent (he used up all his energy to save her, so he's dead). At least he appears to be happy. - LORD RAPTER (ZABEL ZAROCK) : In the ending,Lord Rapter says that Jedah's power has been unleashed and is awesome. He then says that he is going to take all of it. Le Malta (Lord Rapter's pet) flees. Lord Rapter proceeds to take all of the power, but he can't handle it and blows up. Far away, on the ground next to Le Malta, who is cowering, Lord Rapter's head curses and says that he got greedy again. - HSIEN-KO (LEI-LEI) : In the ending, Hsien-Ko and Lin Lin find themselves somewhere strange. A woman appears and shows them a path to get out.The sisters wonder who the woman is. But then they arrive home. Their real mother must be happy now. (If you didn't understand it their real mother is the woman who helped them) - JOHN TALBAIN (GALLON) : In the ending, John Talbain says that he has finally found the person with the answers to what is happening to him, but says that if he gets the answers, he can't return home. He wonders if he should return, or stay. Meanwhile, two children are on opposite sides of a campfire. One wonders if John Talbain will be back, and the other says that John Talbain promised he'd be back. He says that John Talbain never breaks a promise. This endings also works for Dark John Talbain. - FELICIA : In the ending, Felicia opens an orphanage. The children, who call her Sister, tell her that they have finished their studies, and would like her to sing a song. Felicia sings "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy," which the children say is their favorite song. -_- very SAD ending, if you know what I mean... - RIKUO (AULBATH) : In the ending, Rikuo hears a voice. He sees his son, Ricky, and asks if heis OK. Ricky introduces Rikuo to a girl named Micky. Ricky says that he and Micky are best friends. Micky then points out that they are arriving at her home. Her home's name is Sargasso, which up until now has been isolated by a mysterious power.It turn's out to be Jedah's power, because since Jedah has been defeated, the power is removed, and the two sister species can live together. - SASQUATCH : In the ending, Sasquatch says that he can't forgive those who try to hurt his people. He breaks some bars and ends up in a room full of his people. They say that Sasquatch is just in time, and that Jedah invited them there. They also say that Jedah is such a nice guy and has been really kind. Then they laugh and Sasquatch feels SOOOOO embarassed. See this ending if you wanna make a laugh or 2!!! ^_- - BISHAMON : In the ending, Bishamon's evil armor,which is controlling him, says that it will soon devour all of the world's souls.Bishamon says that he can't allow that to happen. He manages to get free will long enough to expel the armor from his body. He has finally regained peace... Or has he? - DONOVAN BAINE : With Jedah's defeat the Devil's Dimension inside of Anita's mind vanishes, and so does her nightmares. Donovan tells Anita to wake up, then Donovan's sentient sword touches Anita and she wakes up. Then Donovan wonders if their destiny is a great burden also for Anita. After this he swear to Anita that he will be right by her side to protect her in the name of Human Blood until all of the Darkstalkers are defeated. Then he tells Anita that after this Anita will be free to choose her own path in life. - PYRON : We see a victorious Pyron who says that the "Devil's World" is not as bad as he thought, and that if it were not to be destroyed he would have enjoyed in making it his. Then he tells that there is no more things to do there for him and that next he's heading for the Andromeda galaxy. - HUITZIL (PHOBOS) : We see in first plan a defeated Jedah and a brocken Huitzil after him. Before he remains out of energy he transmit the order "Protect the boy" to others Huitzil-type robots. Then we see a sort of "Earth-Ivasion" from thousands of theese robots. - OBORO BISHAMON : Bishamon tells that he can finally get rid of the Hannya armor. He tells himself that until his life lasts he this error would never be repeated. Then we see the background of the "Fetus Of God"background and we are get to know that until darkness will exhist in the human heartsthe "Devil's Dimension" will always appear and that ther will always be a "Hannya" even in a more dreadful form. - ANITA : In the ending, Oboro Bishamon is standing next to a table. The table has a bunch of objects that oddly have a trace of the different combatants in them(to be more precise it's the part of the opponent that Oboro takes if you finish a fight with a "Soul Torment"). The table is scrolled over,and standing next to it on the other side is Anita. Anita points at the table, which is washed away by a tidal wave.Once the table is washed away,the tidal wave covers the bottom half of the screen. The tidal wave has in it the different combatants in their ball form, until Anita is shown riding the wave on an innertube. Then the tidal wave ends, and Anita runs from the left side of the screen to the right, with several doll heads following her. - SHADOW and MARIONETTE : The ending is just another version of the ending credits, with the faces of the different combatants appearing in the background. Their endings are the same in all Game Modes. - VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 : This is a really cool ending! The ceremony of "Relief" conducted by the Savior, Jedah, ended in a failure and so as the Savior vanishes the same does the Devil's Dimension. But the sacre entity he created (the Fetus Of God) still remains, waiting for the souls it needs... For Jedah,the lord of Hades,the Savior of the Demon world, is only a matter of time before he comes to life again (as being a god he's immortal)and at that moment he will bring all of the souls of this dimensional plan to their source,melting all the souls in one being the Fetus Of God infact. The mission of the "Savior" is to create an utopic perfect demonic world in this dimension, and we will return over and over until his mission is accomplished. - VAMPIRE SAVIOR 2 (JEDAH) : Jedah is standing victoriously after his battle. Is this his true soul or just an illusion? However the Devil's Dimension is now completed, his next step is to put to life the sacred entity he created (the Fetus Of God). From the Devil's Dimension the message of the savior reaches all of the beings of the demon world: "All the sould unite with my being, as this is your only chance of relief". - VAMPIRE HUNTER 2 : Pyron feels his body being weakned little by little, as his life has being sucked away. Anyway that is no new from him,now that he think about it he was only mental food for "HIM", as he also has been transported into the Devil's Dimension. "HE" is the master of the "Dark Intent" (O_o;) who will soon unsleash all of his power. Fear his voice coming from the deeps of darkness!!! Now a little note about this ending, the "HE" of this ending is obviously Jedah (or perhaps the Fetus of God, but at the end they're both the same being), but there's a thing that made me think about a citation from capcom. Could the "HE" be AKUMA??? Just think about it, HE ONLY IS THE MASTER OF THE "DARK INTENT"! The same powers awakened in himself when he used the SHUN GOKU SATSU to kill his master!!! Yeah!!! It could really be! If you remember in the arcade version of VAMPIRE SAVIOR there was a screen with AKUMA and a mysterious "DIRTY BERET"!!! Let the people get their own conclusions... ^_- - VAMPIRE HUNTER 2 (PYRON) : Pyron says: "Ah Ah Ah! I'm the true ruler of this dimension and universe!". And so Pyron takes over the world, but doesn't realize that Jedah is slowly taking control of him. When Jedah will fully awakens, only at that time we will be able to tell who the real ruler is. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 7) ADVANCED TECHNIQUES ------------------------ ==> FIREBALLS Since the first episode DARKSTALKERS has a particular system when occurs the event "fireball vs. fireball". In other games, such as Street Fighter, when 2 fireballs meets they eliminate each other(made exception for "super fireball vs. fireball"), here in DARKSTALKERS many different events may instead occur; the following chart explains all of the possibilities: - The fireball done with the powerful button wins. For example if you do a fireball with hp and your enemy with lp your fireball will "pass" over the enemy's fireball. Obvioulsly Medium attacks (mp and mk)beats Low attacks (lp and hp),and High attacks (hp and hk) beats Medium and Low ones. - If both of the fireballs are done with the same button then the fireball done LATER will pass over the one done sooner. - If both of the fireballs are done with the same button AND at the same moment than the fireballs will eliminate each other, just like in "classic" games. - I think I don't have to say it, but ES fireballs pass over normal Fireballs. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 8) WHAT THIS FAQ NEEDS ------------------------ It needs all!!!!! HEEEELP!!!!! Please send contributions!!!! - Moves quotes - Characters data - Characters storyline - Advanced techniques - Combos - More info on Bishamon and Oboro's DFC Dark Force - A better Logo - Anything you think it should be there SEND!!! ^____________^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^ 9) CREDITS ------------ KENGIA I want to thank my best friend KENGIA for the moral support he always gave me. He also gave me some moves names. THANKS KENGIA!!!!!!! KAO MEGURA As bein' my master... ^_^ Of course I was greatly inspired by all of his faqs AND many things that now I know about this game came from his astounding FAQ on Vampire Savior 1, wich I used much when a lot of time ago I was playing with VS in arcades!!!! Thanks master!!!! ^_^ He also gave me some moves names and confirmed a lot of things. JOHN LIN He was the first people to contributes to this faq!!! He brought to me some minor corrections and all the infos on Hsien-Ko DFC Dark Force. Thanks!!! STEVE LEIFER He contributed with many "Special Intros", pratically I have to thank Steve if this section exhist!!! He also sent me quite all of the Characters' Endings. Thanks Steve. KRIS Well,without him version 0.8 wouldn't probably be there! Yes,he made me note that in Original Mode not all the characters have the same limit in growing themself up!!! Thanks again Kris! If you have any questions about Darkstalkers 3 feel free to write him. ED DERUS Well, another big contributor... He give me the trick for some secret characters, some moves I was missing and quite all of the Winning Quotes... Yeah Yeah, He gave me some GREAT help! His help was constant and it became even greater as time flowed!!! I really can't put in this section all the little and great hints he sent me... They're too many!!! Thanks again Ed. I hope this section will soon increase... ^_- "Weaklings!!! Isn't there any other worth fighting??? 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