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"Strategy Guide" Guide for Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Ready 2 Rumble FAQ v4.2 FAQ Written by Z-Force (email@example.com) CONTENTS I. Intro II. Thanks Section and Disclaimer III. Version History IV. Places to get this FAQ V. Legend VI. Basics a. Punching b. Defense c. Taunting VII. Rumble Mode VIII. Moves List a. Selene Strike b. Boris "The Bear Knokimov c. Salua Tua d. Tank Thrasher e. "Big" Willy Johnson f. Butcher Brown g. Jimmy Blood h. Angel "Raging" Rivera i. Afro Thunder j. Lulu Valentine k. "Furious" Faz Motar l. Jet "Iron" Chin m. Rocket Samchay n. Bruce Blade o. Kemo Claw p. Nat Daddy q. Damien Black IX. Championship Mode Hints X. Training Modes XI. Cheat Codes XII. Character Rankings. INTRO This FAQ was written in response to the amount of requests given at GameFAQs for one. At first, it won't have much other than the moves list, but in time, I may improve on it, depending on feedback. Please feel free to e-mail me with questions, comments, contributions, ideas for improving the FAQ, etc. THANKS TO Sega: For providing us with the all powerful Dreamcast Midway: For making this kick-butt game GAMEFAQS: For being an awesome resource site Prima Publishing: Since I'm taking the moves out of their strategy guide, I will give them credit. Part of the reason for this FAQ, is to save you money on a strategy guide or magazine just to learn the moves. All the people who have e-mailed me asking to use my FAQ or ask questions. It inspired me to keep at this FAQ and make it better. Game Informer: For the list of basic moves DISCLAIMER This document is copyrighted by me, Z-Force. I really don't care that much if you take it and use it for your own website or whatever, just don't try to sell it or use it in any way to make money. Also, if you want to use my FAQ on your website, e-mail me so I can add your site to my list. Also let me know if you are currently using your FAQ. I put all the people using my FAQ in my address book so that when there is an update, those that I know are using it get the new version right away. VERSION HISTORY V1.0 (9.9.99) Just got the game today, putting up a list of moves for the characters. V2.0 (9.12.99) Added the following: Comments on a few fighters and special moves, a few tips on Rumble mode, tips for Championship mode, info on training programs, cheat codes. V2.1 UNRELEASED(9.14.99) Added some comments to Butcher Brown and Tank Thrasher. Also corrected a confusing bit on the FAQ where I used the same notation for both left or right on the controller and the L or R buttons. See the Legend for details. V2.5 (9.18.99) For the sake of completeness, added the fighter profiles and information from the instruction manual. Also added maneuver information for Boris Knockimov, Big Willy Johnson, Faz Motar, Kemo Claw, and Rocket Samchay. V3.0 (9.28.99) Added 2 great tricks that were sent in to me. Also added info for Bruce Blade. V3.5 (9.30.99) Added the rest of the character info, as well as a character ranking list. Added in Table of Contents V4.0 (10.5.99)Added a list of basic moves and taunts. For now, the FAQ is pretty much complete. However, I'll still take anyone's submissions or suggestions and add them to the FAQ. V4.01 UNRELEASED (10.5.99) Corrected a typo saying that Damien Black's age is unknown when in fact, he is only 500 years old... (funny, he doesn't look a day over 400...) Added another site to the list of places where this FAQ is available. V4.2 (10.6.99) Added a couple of tips to Championship Mode. Added a few notes on Taunting. Changed the rankings chart a little bit (Salua moved up a few places.) Added average amounts for stat increases for each different training method. THIS FAQ CAN BE FOUND AT www.gamefaqs.com www.geocities.com/~z-force (My home page. The latest version may not always be available here, as my page is updated sporadically, usually once every week or two.) http://vgstrategies.about.com www.fookes.clara.net http://www.cheatcc.com/ www.xcheaters.com LEGEND Note: All moves are listed assuming the character is facing right. r = Right d = Down l = Left u = Up A, B, X, Y, L, and R correspond to their respective buttons on the Dreamcast controller. Please note, that a lowercase r or L refers to buttons on the control stick (or pad) Uppercase L and R refer to the trigger buttons on the controller THE BASICS First, decide if you want to play with the analog stick or the control pad. Either will work, however, I find it easier to move around the ring using analog. Punching: Your 4 buttons each do different punches. If you just press the button, you will do a left or right jab or body blow. Don't underestimate these punches as they are useful for softening up an opponent. If you press a button plus a direction, you can do more powerful punches such as a hook or uppercut. These are more powerful, but also are slow. Defense: R blocks high, L blocks low. Blocking is useful to stop weaker punches, but if the other guy is throwing heavy artillery, combine L or R with a direction on the stick. This will allow you to duck or sway. Sometimes, it's possible to rope-a-dope your foe by holding a block button and pressing various directions on the stick. This is a fun way to frustrate people. Taunting: Press either X + A or Y + B. Each character has 2 different taunts. Taunting serves no real useful purpose other than to annoy and humiliate a foe. Don't to it when close to the opponent, or you'll probably be beaten senseless. In the moves list, Taunt 1 will be done with X+A while taunt 2 is Y + B Please note that the two female boxers have flip type moves as taunts. Unlike other taunts where it is basically an open invitation to get slugged in the mouth, these 2 moves can be useful as escapes. Try them, you may catch an opponent off guard. RUMBLE MODE If you land a hard punch, you earn a letter in RUMBLE. Once you have it spelled out, press L + R to power up. Once you are in Rumble mode, your punches will do more damage. Also, some fighters have special attacks that they can only do in RUMBLE mode. Finally, by pressing A + B, you can do the Rumble Flurry which is an unloading of all of your special moves in sequence on your hapless foe. Try to wait till the enemy is open before doing this. RUMBLE mode ends after a certain period of time, when a round ends (also any letters you had saved up are lost at the end of a round) or you or the opponent are knocked down Other tips on using RUMBLE Mode: Don't use it if your opponent is about to go down, as it will be wasted. Also, if you are about to fall, use it immediately and try to do some damage before hitting the mat. In that case I would go for a RUMBLE Flurry quickly in order to do some heavy damage. Also, use it when there are 10 seconds or less to go in a round in order to go for a quick KO. Another good time to use the flurry is when the opponent is backed up in a corner. That way they have to eat the whole thing. Even if they block part of it, they'll still take some damage. MOVES LIST BY FIGHTER Selene Strike Hometown: Brasilia, Brazil Weight: 130 lbs Height: 6'2" Reach: 80" Age: 24 Profile: Selene is, pound for pound, one of the best female boxers in the world today. Her graceful technique is backed by lethal power, particularly with her potent straight and right hook. Not particularly fast, this young veteran makes up for her lack of speed with awesome toe to toe tactics. Other Info: Selene is one of the best fighters in the game. She is fast and has a good amount of moves. She also has a good Rumble Flurry. Also, one of her taunting moves is a backflip which can actually be useful in defensive situations. Basic Moves Lightening Jab X Overhand Smash u or d, X Stylin' Uppercut l, X Powercut Y Head Turner d, Y Step & Strike u, Y Brain Bruiser l, Y To The Moon r, Y Jolly Punch A Blocking Hook u or d, A Slide & Stab r, A Fakie Jab B Low Blow u or d, B The One Two r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Backflip (This can be used as an escape move) Taunt 2: Let's Get Busy Special Attacks Rush: r, r No Love: l, r, B A powerful shot below the belt. Good as a surprise move. Rejection: r, l, Y A powerful head shot. A fairly useful punch. Superwoman: l, r, X A quick 2 punch combo Below the Belt: r, B Just what it says. A useful move to use up close. Cold Shoulder: l, l, r, A A powerful low elbow shot. Fast and does a lot of damage. Selene's best move. Boris Knokimov Hometown: Zagrev, Croatia Weight: 220 lbs Height: 6'3" Reach: 73" Age: 30 Profile: Boris is a folk hero in his country along with being a living legend all across Eastern Europe. He is arguably one of the most complete fighters in the circuit with both inside and outside attacks. With the support of the best Olympic coaches and gyms in Croatia, Boris trains intensely for every fight, believing that he must never let his country down. Other Info: Boris is a very well-rounded character, with decent speed, good power, and an above average Rumble Flurry. Basic Attacks Jab X Mighty Hook Left u or d, X Iron Uppercut l, X Sliding Jab r, X From Croatia With Love Y Mighty Hook Right u or d, y Superior l, y Moving Bruiser r, Y Zagrev Crusher Left A Sweep Left u or d, A Evasive Jab r, A Zagrev Crusher Right B Sweep Right u or d, B Stomach Splatter r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Game Over Taunt 2: No Pain Special Attacks Justice Axle: l, r, X A mighty backhand body blow. Try this technique out. Use the Justice Axle, then when it connects, quickly press d+B, followed by l+A. If you can pull off this combo, it'll do tons of damage. Reigning Axle: r, l, Y Similar to the justice Axle, but is aimed at the head. Dividing Shaker: u, X, Y Delta Axle: r, A, Y, X Axle Combo: r, l, Y, X, X Salua Tua: Hometown: Waipahu, Oahu Weight: 358 lbs Height: 6'0" Reach: 77" Age: 33 Profile: Salua is a former sumo wrestler who originally came from Hawaii but later moved to Japan to take on the world's greatest sumo wrestlers. After becoming Grand Champion, Salua was concerned with the lack of recognition sumo receives from the rest of the world. A consummate disciplinarian, he has entered boxing and left his championship behind in an attempt to represent and bring respect to the sport he loves. (Sounds suspiciously like E. Honda if you ask me.) Other Info: despite his size, Salua is still fairly agile. Use this to your advantage. Better than Average Rumble Flurry Basic Moves Straight Jab X Short Hook d, X Wide Hook u, X Flubber Fist l, X Hidden Uppercut (close) r, X Hula Tula Y Quick Hook u, Y The Wai Ki d, Y Skull Smasher l, Y Running Uppercut r, Y Below the Belt A Fat Sweep Left u or d A Belly Bruiser Left r, A Mr. Fisto B Fat Sweep Right u or d, B Belly Bruiser Right: r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Butter Man Taunt 2: Big Target Special Attacks Porkchop: l, r, Y Nothing special, just a big damaging punch Ton of Fun: l, X A belly flop. Very useful in close. All You Can Eat: r, l, X A more damaging belly flop with more range. Probably Salua's best move Gut Buster: r, l, r, B A big body blow. Not as useful as some other moves Monster: d, A, r, l, X A big punch followed by a belly flop. A useful combo attack. Tank Thrasher: Hometown: Guntersville, Alabama Weight: 290 lbs Height: 6'4" Reach: 80" Age: 26 Profile: Tank used to fight in the extreme sport of crocodile rodeo but soon got bored from the "lack of serious competition." Boxing is his forte now, and he has become a leading contender, often misleading opponents with his apparent lack of conditioning. Talking trash and pummeling his opponents into submission, Tank holds up convincingly against the better trained boxers. Other Info: Tank is rather slow and not a very good character, though he does pack some power. Rumble Flurry is terrible. Basic Moves Sloth Punch X Nose Bleeder r, X Earth Shaker u or d, X Over-Extended Jab Y Le Tardo u, Y Heel to Fist d, Y Over the Top l, Y Tiring Punch r, Y Sloth Gut Shot A Hidden Delight Left u or d, A Duck & Punch Left r, A Tummy Tucker B Hidden Delight Right u or d, B Duck & Punch Right r, B Taunts Taunt 1: No Hurt Taunt 2: Huh? Special Attacks Blitz: l, X A powerful 2 fisted punch. Does a lot of damage and usually earns multiple RUMBLE letters. Rush: r, r Crash Test Right: r, r, Y Crash Test Left: r, r, X Shameless Left: r, r, A Shameless Right r, r, B Tenderizer: l, l, r, B A rapid fire body blow. Does good damage, and is difficult, if not impossible to punch through. Big Willy Johnson Hometown: Chester, England Weight: 172 lbs Height: 5'9" Reach: 72" Age: 108 (?!) Profile: Willy comes to us from the late 1800's where he was the undisputed fist-a-cuffs champion. Brought to the present through a mysterious rift in time, he resurfaces among modern day gladiators in an attempt to remind the world where the sport originated. From a time where there were hardly any rules, no time limit, and little protection, Sir Johnson serves up a rowdy blast from the past. Other Info: Willy is a pretty good character. He has a good variety of moves and decent speed. His Rumble Flurry isn't all that great, but is still reasonably useful Basic Moves Knuckle Sandwich X Haymaker u or d, X Rising Dragon r, X Maker's Mark Y Jolly Ol' Punch u or d, Y Thunder Thwak l, Y The Fancy Man's Punch r, Y Jab the Ribber A The Hasty Pudding u or d, A Kidney Killer r, A McGrumpy Stab B The Tasty Pudding u or d, B Overhead Stab r, B Taunts Taunt 1: "Let me show ya something!" Taunt 2: "You've got nothin' left!" Special Attacks Clockwork: r, r, l, X A rapid fire series of punches. Fairly easy to block, but can do some good damage. Tea and Crumpets: r, r, Y A powerful pair of uppercuts that can do monster damage. Willy's best move. Stealing Props: u, d, X or d, u, X A quick straight followed by and overhead punch. Useful as a confusion tactic, as it's hard to block both moves. Old School: d, u, X, A Timeout: u, d, X, X Butcher Brown: Hometown: District of Columbia Weight: 232 lbs Height: 5'9" Reach: 82" Age: 23 Profile: Butcher is a goofy, cocky boxer who was once the undisputed champion, but lost his title in a controversial match with Boris Knockimov (my guess is he was DQ'ed for attempting to bite Boris's ear off) After a leave of absence and a long bout with personal turmoil and disillusionment, and inspiring relationship with the spiritual Kemo Claw reunited him with the sport that once made him famous. Armed with newfound confidence, Brown is now determined to not only reclaim his belt, but to unify the championships as well. Other Info: Butcher is well balanced, and one of my favorite guys to use. His Rumble Flurry is so-so. Usually at least part of it connects Basic Moves Lil' Butcher X Ear Mutilator u or d, X Jump & Jab r, X Tooth Taker Y Small Hook u or d, Y Wind-Up Slam r, Y Brute Disaster r, Y Evasive Jab r, A Machine Jab B Doctor Gut Killa r, B Wild Hook Right u or d, B Taunts Taunt 1: "You better put yo' money on me!" Taunt 2: "I'm Angry Now!" Special Attacks Disaster Blaster: l, Y, X Scrape the Gutter: Y, X, X Bad Manners: l, X A headbutt. Useful up close move. Total Disrespect: l, X, A, B A headbutt followed up by two more punches. Very useful. Wild Ride: r, l, Y A powerful swinging punch. It resembles Super Macho Man's move in Punch out. Probably the Butcher's best move. No Turning Back (RUMBLE Mode only) r, l, Y, X, Y The Wild Ride followed up by some more punches. Devastating. Usually results in a knockdown if it connects. Jimmy Blood Hometown: Oamaru, New Zealand Weight: 226 lbs Height: 6'2" Reach: 87" Age: 23 Profile: A furious and malicious fighter, Jimmy is uncontrollable at the sound of the bell. While he's often criticized for his constant lack of discipline, no one can deny his fight winning power and audacity among the professional ranks. His weapons of choice are devastating lunging hooks to the head. Other Info: Jimmy is a midcarder at best in the world of R2R. He doesn't have any glaring strengths or weaknesses. His best ability is his reach. Rumble Flurry is average. Basic Moves Dashing Punch X Leaping Lefty u, X Eyebrow Shuffle d, X Super Uppercut Left r, X The Bruiser l, X Nut Soccer A Full On Left u or d, A Streaking Jab r, A Blistering Bliss B Full On Right u or d, B Devil Punch r, A Taunts Taunt 1: (Jimmy Screams really loud) Taunt 2: Constipator Special Attacks Blood Rush: l, l, r, Y A rushing punch. This move does fair damage and is very useful for closing the gap if the opponent is at a distance Blood Shot: r, l, B A lunging punch. Packs some power, but not much else Splatter Punch: r, r, X A flurry of punches. Not too useful. Angel "Raging" Rivera Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico Weight: 155 lbs Height: 5'9" Reach: 71" Age:23 Profile: Angel is one of the toughest and most endearing boxers. Undefeated in the amateur circuit, he was known for adhering to the styles of boxing purists. His professional debut was no different, and after swiftly winning his first championship belt, Angel lost it in his first title defense against a former classmate, the brutal Rocket Samchay. Puzzled by the new champ's unorthodox fighting method, Rivera abandoned the confines of his traditional techniques in exchange for a wilder, more reckless path. Now fueled by revenge, he has little respect for those he must defeat in order to again face his nemesis. Other Info: Angel is a decent character. He is pretty well balanced, but leads more towards speed. His weakness is the fact that a lot of his moves are complex combos that are hard to pull off. Basic Moves Smell da Glove X Neck Snapper u, X Downcast d, X Around the World (Left) r, X Step & Jab Y Repeat Offender (up close) Y Ear to Chin u, Y Around the World (Right) r, Y Extendor d, Y Monterrey Power l, Y Flab Checker (Left) A Mean McSpleen (Left) u or d A Gut Shot r, A Flab Checker (Right) B Mean McSpleen (Right) u or d, B Over the Belt Boarder r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Yo Ese Taunt 2: Check the Machine Special Attacks Ghetto Blaster: l, r, X A leaping uppercut, during which Angel screams "SHORYUKEN!!!" (just kidding) A powerful, strong move Lowrider: r, l, B A quick right body blow. Though fast, this punch has no real use. Crusin: r, l, B, r, B, A, B Salsa: r, A, l, r, X A right body blow followed by the Ghetto Blaster. A very powerful combo if done right. Lambada: r, l, B, r, B, A, B, l, r, X Afro Thunder: Hometown: New York City, New York Weight:120 lbs Height: 5'7" Reach: 70" Age: 21 Profile: Afro Thunder is obviously a stage name for this ex-cab driver. Immensely agile and talented, he tried his hand at many careers before heeding the call to professional boxing. While not having the greatest record, he never fails to draw a huge crowd with his showmanship and trademark flare. Other Info: Afro is agile, but not very strong. His punches are also limited in usefulness. He does however, have a very good rumble flurry. Basic Moves Sissy Punch X Groovy Hook u or d, X Left Uppercut l, X In Yo' Face r, X Fro Jab r, Y Low Blow A Fierce Hook u or d, A Hair to Gut r, A Gut Thumper B Belly Button Tap r, B Fro Windup u or d, B Taunts Taunt 1: "I can't go on!" Taunt 2: "Call da doctor!" Special Attacks Up Tempo: X rapidly A rapid series of punches. Useful if the opponent is in a corner The Supa Stupid Funky Punch: l, r, Y A big lunging punch. Slow to come out, but does good damage Sucka Punch: u, d, Y, Y, Y, Y Useless. This is a big windup punch, it takes forever to come out, but does lots of damage. If you hear him say "sucka punch!" hit him immediately Lulu Valentine Hometown: Seattle, Washington Weight: 105 lbs Height: 5'2" Reach: 64" Age: 21 Profile: A graduate student in business and fashion design, Lulu Valentine supplements her world famous clothing line with her other profession, prize fighting. Her compact and efficient punches generate surprising power that often catches opponents off guard. This, along with her stunning looks and knowledge, is more than enough to help her climb the ranks, where she hopes to make a name for herself and her business. Other Info: Lulu is probably the fastest character in the game, and is therefore effective despite her limited range and power. She has some good specials and her taunt is a cartwheel that can be useful for escaping from corners. Rumble Flurry is average. Basic Moves Sweet & Petite X Running Clobber Left u or d, X Double Time l, X Spinning Soundgarden (close) l, X Speedy Uppercut r, X Uppercut (close) r, X Nirvana Shotgun Y Running Clobber Right u or d, Y Monster Smash l, Y Power Uppercut r, Y Side Uppercut (close) r, Y Navel Knocker A Rock Rocker Left u or d, A The Juggulator Left r, A Spin Navel Knocker B Rock Rocker Right u or d, B The Juggulator Right r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Cartwheel (This move is effective as an escape move if you are against the ropes) Taunt 2: Go Diva Special Attacks Springing Assault: l, X A powerful pair of blows. Use this up close to wear out your opponent. Backhand: r, l, Y This is a backhand punch. Fast, but has next to 0 range. Triple Upper: l, l, r, Y A rapid fire set of uppercuts. Lulu's best move. "Furious" Faz Motar Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Weight: 230 lbs Height: 6'5" Reach: 76" Age: 28 Profile: The former bodyguard of a wealthy Middle Eastern entrepreneur, Faz comes to the ring with a gritty, no-nonsense style. Fully backed by his wealthy benefactor, he is a cutting-edge specimen in the world of professional sports. Don't let the flashy garb fool you, he is dangerous both in and out of the ring. Other Info: This guy is brutal. He has one punch that can be used to decimate almost anyone. So-so Rumble Flurry, but you probably won't need it. Basic Moves Jabber Jab X Harem Scarem u or d, X Uppercut l, X Step & Jab r, X Sir Jabalot Y Right of Agony u or d, Y Head Crusher l, Y Step & Smack r, Y Jewel Jab A The Scud u or d A Duck & Fly r, A The Right Stuff B Naval Navigator u or d or r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Feel No Pain Taunt 2: Oh Yeah Special Attacks Cruise Missile: r, r, Y This is a devastating punch, especially on the computer. You can fully spell out RUMBLE in one fell swoop with this attack, and possibly knock off over half the opponent's power. Urban Attack: d, u, X A powerful 2 punch attack. Slow and easy to block. Whirlwind: r, r, l, X A powerful uppercut punch. Oasis: r, r, l, X, r, Y Jet "Iron" Chin Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan Weight: 150 lbs Height: 5'8" Reach: 78" Age:20 Profile: Jet once made a living as the stunt double for a famous Hong Kong movie star. (Can't be Jackie Chan, he does all his own stunts) After living in the shadow of his hero for many years, he made his way to the ring to make a name for himself outside of the theatre. Being new to the sport, Jet's lethal brand of martial arts often overrides his traditional boxing training. Other Info: Jet is a great character due to his speed and many moves. Excellent Rumble Flurry Basic Moves Backhand X Arch Protest l, X Holy Hand Slap d, X Karate Fury r, X Slap Y Iron Angst u or d, Y Firecracker l, Y Sacred Slam r, Y Uppercut (Close) r, Y Forearm Check A Small Hook u or d, A Step in Jab r, A Taiwan Thunder B Rocket Right u or d, B Iron Strike r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Come Get Some Taunt 2: Check It Special Attacks Giving Order: r, l, Y A powerful spinning move. Does a lot of damage up close. Arch Nemesis: l, X, A, B, Y Great Fang: l, r, X A powerful 2 fisted punch. One of Jet's better moves. Fists of Fuzzy: r, l, r, X, Y, X Rocket Samchay Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand Weight: 165 lbs Height: 6'2" Reach: 78" Age: 23 Profile: A Muay Thai champion in his home country, Rocket wanted to prove to the world that his kickboxing school is the best with hands as well as feet. Although restricted with the rules of western boxing, he often punctuates his wins with eastern style fury. After studying boxing in the states and winning the championship from Angel "Raging" Rivera, Rocket is now convinced that he is unstoppable. Other Info: A well rounded character. His Rumble Flurry is entirely high, so you either hit the whole thing or have it totally blocked. Basic Moves Quick Jab X Overhead Bash u or d, X Crazy Uppercut l, X Step & Jab r, X Pumpin' Punch Y Thai Hook u or d, Y Forehead Crunch l, Y Stab A Left Hook u or d, A Trouble in Belladise r, A Tight Tuck B Right Hook u or d, B The Dominator r, B Taunts Taunt 1: The Champ Taunt 2: Duck Taunt Special Attacks Rocket Launcher: r, l, X If Angel's punch was the Shoryuken, this I guess would be the Tiger Uppercut. Left Elbow Smash: l, r, X A quick elbow attack. Very useful at close range. Right Elbow Smash: l, r, Y Pretty much the same as the left elbow smash. Double Trouble: l, r, X, l, Y No Trouble: l, r, X, l, Y Bangkok Express: r, l, r, B, Y Bruce Blade Hometown: San Diego, California Weight: 243 lbs Height: 6'5" Reach: 78" Age: 25 Profile: A skilled naval engineer and notorious ladies man, Bruce moonlights as a boxer in identity-shielding headgear. The added protection is also rumored to protect his dashing good looks, not to mention his over inflated ego. New to professional boxing, his hit and run tactics might seem cowardly to some and have also caused critics to doubt his seriousness for the sport. Other Info: Bruce isn't too fast, but he's strong. All his special moves do a lot of damage, but none of them are very fast. His Rumble Flurry is OK, if you can connect. Basic Moves The Rock X Long Left d, X Over-Extended Long Left u, X Street Sweeper r, X Jab & Hide Y Nuclear Right u, Y Armageddon d, Y Straight Line r, Y Sit Down l, Y In Check A Roundhouse Left u or d, A Flying Eagle r, A Below the Belt B Roundhouse Right u or d, B The Hammer r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Touch the Weasel Taunt 2: Resident Dork Corkscrew Blade: l, r, X A powerful uppercut punch. Slow and damaging Sit Down: l, l, r, Y An even more powerful jumping uppercut. Slower than the Corkscrew, but does more damage. Disrespect: r, r, l, Y A backhand. Too slow to be really effective Kemo Claw Hometown: Gallup, New Mexico Weight: 120 lbs Height: 7'1" Reach: 99" Age: 34 Profile: Kemo is a wise old boxer who baffles opponents with his somewhat mystic fighting style. It is said that he channels the spirit of the greatest warriors from his family, and that his long reach and towering height are the products of a shaman. Rarely uttering a word, his actions speak loud and clear. Other Info: I personally don't think Kemo is a very good character. He's not overly strong or fast. The only thing he has going for him is his range. Rumble Flurry is nothing great. Basic Attacks Rubber Jab X Back at Ya u or d, X Power Slap r, X Elastic Uppercut Left l, X Overhead Pound Y Fake & Pound r, Y Elastic Uppercut Right l, Y All Corners A Fierce All Corners d, A Step & Tap Left r, A Backward Flurry B Righteous Hook u, B Step & Tap Right r, B Taunts Taunt 1: (Kemo Cowers in the corner) Taunt 2: Chicken Wings Special Attacks Warcry: l, r, X A powerful overhead punch. Slow, but powerful if it connects. Arrowhead Punch: l, l, X A useful two fisted punch. Does nice damage. Shaman Punch: l, l, r, Y A powerful roundhouse blow. Kemo's best move. Warpath: l, l, r, Y, B, A, X Nat Daddy Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada Weight: 265 lbs Height: 6'9" Reach: 100" Age: 25 Profile: Intimidating and with an awe-inspiring presence, Nat has arrived in the boxing scene as one of the largest figures in the sport, physically and professionally. Relying on his super-long reach and frightening agility, he is regarded as a legitimate contender despite his somewhat limited arsenal of punches. Still, one can't help but think that someday, he could take the championship belt by force. Other Info: Nat is one of the best characters in the game. He has great power, reasonable speed and great range. His only weakness is that he doesn't have a great variety of punches like some other characters. Rumble Flurry is good in that if it fully connects, it is almost guaranteed to score a KO. Basic Moves Lazy Left X Lackadaisical Uppercut r, X Lefty Lefty u or d, X Bum Rush Y Pain Express u or d, Y Corporate Uppercut r, Y Overhand Thunder l, Y Knee Buster A Left-O-Matic u or d, A Package Checker r, A Up the Abs B A.O.P. Assassin u or d, B In & Out r, B Taunts Taunt 1: Earth Shaker (Nat flexes and Roars) Taunt 2: Ballerina Special Attacks Jackhammer: l, r, Y A powerful downward punch. Slow but damaging. Dropping Bombs: l, l, r, Y Like the Jackhammer, but adds in a little jump. This causes more damage. Power Trip: r, l, r, B A variation of the Jackhammer that goes up instead of down. Is a little faster than the Jackhammer Dump Truck: l, l, r, Y, B Damien Black Hometown: ??? Weight: 250 lbs Height: 7'3" Reach: 105" Age: 500 Profile: Little is known about the strange abomination known as Damien Black. It is speculated that he is a being from another dimension and that he funds and promotes many boxing events, including his own. It is also rumored that the Blackheart Spear, his patented body blow, causes fighters to become ill the instant it connects. His goal is unclear, but few wish to stand in his way. Other Info: Damien is the Akuma of R2R. He is designed to be able to destroy almost any opponent when used by a player of even reasonable skill. He has a ton of powerful moves, including the devastating Blackheart Spear. His Rumble Flurry is good. Overall, Damien has no real weaknesses, and is by far the most powerful player in the game. Basic Moves Demon Slayer X Splatter Machine Left u or d, X Underworld Uppercut l, X Extendo Man r, X Bone Breaker Y Final Blow u, Y Splatter Machine Right d, Y Wind Up Slam r, Y Growl Uppercut l, Y Tummy Squisher A Chestal Harassment u or d, A Satan's Fixer r, A Reckless Right B To Hell & Back u or d, B Freakin' Fright r, B Taunts Taunt 1: "Come Here!" Damien only has one taunt Special Attacks Scorcher: l, r, X A big uppercut. Good to use as a surprise move. Damien's Grip: r, X+Y A powerful clapping style punch. Does tons of damage if it connects, although it's fairly easy to block. Damien's Fury: r, X+Y, B, A, Y, X Pitchfork: l, r, Y A 2 fisted punch. Fast and damaging. Use this punch often Raging Storm: r, l, X A leaping uppercut. Like the Scorcher, but more powerful. Hades: l, r, A A backhand blow. Not too useful Blackheart Spear: l, l, r, B This punch is huge and does lots of damage. Arguably the best move in the game. Also pretty fast and does damage even if the enemy blocks. CHAMPIONSHIP MODE HINTS 1. First, fight some prize fights, betting as much as possible. This will give you money that you need to train your fighter as well as others. 2. Once you have enough $$$, buy 1 Rumble Mass Regime. This boosts your strength and experience, which is useful early on. 3. Generally, it's best to stick to the weights and build up your strength. If you have high strength, you do more damage, and can also take more hits. 4. Concentrate on building up one guy and advancing him up a class at a time. When you're about to win a class with one guy, and you still have some fights to go, fight a few prize fights to get money for training your next guy. Leave at least one or two fights remaining to fight the champ, just in case he gets lucky. 5. If you build your strength up enough, you should have little trouble defeating most opponents. If you lose to a guy, Hit the weights once or twice before challenging him/her again. 6. This trick was sent to me by NicelyJ2@aol.com: This game is incredibly easy once stamina is at 100%. However, as you may have noticed, it doesn't exactly go up as easily as the other attributes. If you take fifteen minutes with each fighter starting at base, and have about 200,000 bucks (prize fights at 20,000 each don't take long once you get that first pumped up character), do this: 1) Set training to Auto 2) do the heavy bag one until strength is at 100% 3) then do the punching bag until stamina is at 100% (which will also raise dexterity all the way). This takes the longest, at around 7-8 minutes. 4) kick some ass. With stamina at 100 percent, you can throw unlimited jabs or any punch for that matter without running out of energy. It's Rumble mode, without the Rumble Flurry option available essentially. Once you do this 15 minutes up front, you can whip through all 30 fights in no time. I've won in 30 seconds in gold class. It's ridiculously easy. 7. Here's a tip regarding Rumble Mode. The higher your Stamina is, the longer your Rumble Mode will last. You can even pull off multiple Rumble Flurries consecutively. For example, if you have 30% Stamina, you can pull off 2 Flurries, if you have 50% you can pull off 3 with one power up. This is a little extreme, but can be very effective when using a character like Jet Chin, who's Flurry is very effective. At the least, I'd try to build Stamina up to about 30% or more. The trick shown above is effective in doing so. 8. On the same lines, once you build your strength up to 100%, you become almost invincible, and can take lots of hits with little or no effect. Hitting the weights is the best way to do this, though there is an easier way... (See cheats section) TRAINING MODES Rumble Aerobics Price: $500 Attributes: Stamina (0.2), Dexterity (0.5) Object: You must press the buttons that the little ball lands on. Analysis: This training is cheap, but almost useless. You don't get much increase in your stats. Sway Bag Price: $1000 Attributes: Stamina (0.3), Dexterity (1.0) Object: Start with a left jab. You must then follow the pattern and avoid being hit by the bag. Analysis: This is slightly better than Aerobics, but also tougher. Also, not much stat increase Speed Bag Price: $1500 Attributes: Stamina (1.2), Dexterity (0.5) Object: Start with a jab. Use different punches to hit the bag and make it hit the ceiling Analysis: This is decent for increasing the two stats listed above. It's also easier than the 2 previously listed stats. Heavy Bag Price: $2000 Attributes: Strength (4.0), Stamina (0.6), Dexterity (0.5) Object: Your trainer calls out a punch and you must match it. You have a certain amount of time to throw the punch. 3 screwups and you lose. Analysis: This is a good way to increase 3 different stats. If you can master this game, it's highly recommended. Weight Lifting Price: $5000 Attributes: Strength (7.2), Stamina (0.5) Object: You must press and hold A to lift the weight, then release it when it reaches the white bar. Then when it gets to the lower white bar, press and hold A again. The closer you get to the white bars, the more efficient you will be and the more reps you can do Analysis: This is the best training in my book. If you get good at it, you can beef up your strength a lot. It may cost more, but you get what you pay for in this case. Vitamin Training Price: $10000 Attributes: Stamina (1.5), Dexterity (1.2) Object: No minigame. Analysis: A waste of money. It costs way too much for what you get. Better to go with Speed Bag workouts. Rumble Mass Nutrition Reigime Price: $25000 Attributes: Strength (14.0), Experience (7.5) Object: No minigame Analysis: I would buy this once for each guy to give them a kick start. After that, it's better to fight for the experience and use the weights to build up strength. CHEAT CODES (used with permission from www.cheatcc.com) Put these codes in when selecting your gym name. They will also give you more hidden characters. Personally, I am against using these, and would just assume earn the characters myself (as it takes most of the fun out of Championship mode) but they are here for your perusal. Bronze Class (and Kemo Claw) Rumble Power Silver Class (and Bruce Blade) Rumble Bumble Gold Class (and Nat Daddy) Momsa! Champ Class (and Damien Black) Pod 5! Alternate costumes: At the character select, press X + Y to select the alternate color To unlock hidden characters: Note: Once you unlock a guy in Championship mode, he also becomes playable in arcade mode. Kemo Claw: I think he is unlocked once you have unlocked all characters in Championship mode Bruce Blade: Get all fighters up to Silver Class Nat Daddy: Get all fighters up to Gold Class Damien Black: Make all of your fighters Champions Cheaper Training: This code was sent to me by AgentHeath@aol.com to get cheaper training in championship mode(actually the price of the next most expensive training below it) ex. you pay 10000(vitamin price) for the 25000 Rumble Mass Regime. Just bring the screen to vitamin(or the training below the one that you want) and then press --> on the control pad or stick to bring it to the next training, but, while the screen is changing press A. You will get the training you want at the cheaper training's price. Note: I've found that this trick also works in reverse. Put the cursor on the cheapest training (Rumble Aerobics) then push left (To highlight Rumble Mass) While the cursor is scrolling hit A. You'll get Rumble Mass, a $25000 value, for the low low price of only $500!!!!!!!!!!!! This is incredible! You can pump your guys up quickly and cheaply using this method. Once your strength is up to 100%, you're almost invincible and you can easily whoop anyone's ass! FIGHTER RANKING CHART Here, I will rank the characters in order of their effectiveness. Keep in mind that this is my own personal opinion. If you disagree with me, send in your own ranking list, and I will include it here. Generally, the top 6 or 7 guys are all well balanced with good overall skills. The middle range characters are all decent, but may have a glaring flaw that keeps them from being effective. The bottom characters may have one or two good traits, but otherwise stink. #17: Tank Thrasher In my opinion, Tank sucks. Most of his moves, despite having power, come out far too slowly to be effective. Also, his Rumble Flurry is terrible. #16: Kemo Claw Kemo is the Dhalsim of this game. His only good attribute is his range. However, he has no effective moves to speak of. Also, he is slow and doesn't have much power. #15: Afro Thunder Despite his popularity, Afro doesn't have much going for him, except speed. He doesn't have any very effective attacks, the worst of which being his Sucka Punch. He is fun to use though, and is good as a taunting, Dan like character. #14: Jimmy Blood Though Jimmy is a decent fighter, he is somewhat slow, and lacks variety in his attack. If he had a few more useful moves, he'd be a top character. He is good at distance fighting however. #13: Angel "Raging" Rivera Angel is well-rounded attribute wise, but loses points due to having too many moves that are too complicated enough to use regularly in the heat of battle. His best move, the Ghetto Blaster, isn't enough to keep him in a heated fight. #12: Bruce Blade Bruce is strong, but too slow. He does benefit from having a number of powerful uppercut attacks. He will do well if played properly. #11: Lulu Valentine Lulu has great speed and some useful moves, including a taunt that can be used as an escape move. Her weaknesses are speed and power, but she is good at playing a hit and run game. #10: "Big" Willy Johnson Willy has an unorthodox style of fighting that can throw other players off their game. He has some good special moves and well rounded abilities. #9: Rocket Samchay Rocket is a good well balanced player who can hang with anyone. His biggest weakness lies in his Rumble Flurry which isn't very effective. If he had a better Flurry, he'd be a top 5 player. #8: Salua Tua Salua has a little speed for his size, although isn't as fast as some top characters. He packs power though, and his belly flop moves are useful in close, especially the one where he jumps at the foe. This move can do heavy damage, and isn't easy to counter. Salua is good enough to compete with the top characters. #7: Boris "The Bear" Knokimov Boris is probably the most well rounded character in the game. He can fight with anyone and do well. His weakness is a lack of a dominating move that can destroy foes. #6: Nat Daddy Nat has it all. Decent speed, range, and power. His only weakness is the lack of variety in his moves. They're all double fisted attacks that can easily be picked up on by the opponents. #5: "Furious" Faz Motar Faz has one devastating move, the Cruise Missile, that makes him a force to be reckoned with. Without this punch, he'd be a midcarder at best. He is a decent character however, and if you mix up your moves, he can beat anyone. #4: Butcher Brown Butcher is a powerful all-around character, that has a lot of effective attacks. He can be very dangerous in Rumble mode as well. #3: Selene Strike Selene has good speed and decent power. She has a lot of variety in her attacks that make her a contender in any matchup. Mix up her varied attacks well and you'll destroy most foes. #2: Jet "Iron" Chin Jet has a lot of varied attacks and much speed that makes him a powerful offensive character. He also has one of the best Rumble Flurries. #1: "Da Man!" Damien Black Damien is unstoppable in almost every respect. He has tons of moves, including the deadly Blackheart Spear which will destroy anyone. If you master this guy, you can beat anyone. (Except maybe another Damien Black)