Samurai Shodown Fencing Pack

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Strategy Guide

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NOTES:

-  In Samurai Shodown, the same joystick movement and/or buttons
   pressed would have different moves in different conditions.
   Read on for more details.
-  Right facing is represented here.


Basic Moves:

Slash:     A  Weak Slash     B  Medium Slash     AB Strong Slash
Kick:      C  Weak Kick      D  Medium Kick      CD Strong Kick

-  Double tap forward on joystick to run. Hold joystick in forward
   position to continue running.
-  Double tap backward on joystick to hop back.
-  All throws can only be performed when you are close to your opponent.
-  Due to his massive weight, no one can throw Earthquake.

Unique Basic Moves:
-  Gen-An, Kyoshiro, and Wan-Fu can slowly crawl forward and backward when
   the joystick is in the down-right or down-left position respectively.
-  Hanzo, Galford, Earthquake, and Nakoruru can all triangle jump.


Strength Measurements:


Legends:
AL - Attack Level when rage meter full
MT - Time rage meter stays full
MF - Speed at which rage meter fills up
SC - Sword-catching ability        SL    - Skill when swords lock
WD - Weapon durability             WS(F) - Walking speed (forwards)
RS - Running speed                 WS(B) - Walking speed (backwards)
HS - Hopping back speed            JH    - Jump height
JD - Jump distance (horizontal)    HT    - Hang time
NA - Not Applicable

Attack level increase when rage meter is full:
            AL  MT   MF   SC   SL   WD  WS(F) RS  WS(B)  HS   JH   JD   HT
Amakusa     10   3   10    4   10   10    9   NA   10    NA    6    7    8
Charlotte    2   8    6    1    2    6    7    5    7     6    5    3    1
Earthquake   3  10    3    8    2    5    3    3    4     1    8    6    2
Galford      5   6    2    6    4    5    8    7    9    10    7    9    6
Gen-An       5   8    4    3    4    6    5    7    5     5    6    6    5
Hanzo        2   8    2    5    8    5    8    7    9    10    7    9    6
Haohmaru     7   4    7    6    6    7    5    6    7     7    4    8    4
Jubei        8   3    2   10    8    7    5    6    7     7    4    7    5
Kyoshiro     7   4    3    3    1    4    6    8    8     4    9    3   10
Nakoruru     7   6    4    6    3    3   10   10    5     9    7   10    3
Tam Tam      4   8    6    3    7    5    7    5    2     2    9    5    9
Ukyo         9   6    1    8    5    3    4    9    5     8    4    2    8
Wan Fu       4  10    7    2    8    8    4    4    3     3    3    4    7

The most powerful attacks in the game:

Character     Move                  Attack level

Jubei         A Hasso Happa         68
Charlotte     AB Splash Fount       55
Wan Fu        Bakutentou (any)      48
Earthquake    Standing AB, Far      44
Jubei         B Hasso Happa         44
Hanzo         CD Mozu Otoshi        43
Wan Fu        Standing AB, Far      42

As a point of reference, Haohmaru's long range standing AB is a 38.


*** Explanation of terms ***

   Most special moves use the buttons to determine the strength of the
attack, where as A is the weakest and AB is the strongest.  From now on,
all these kinds of moves will have only Slash or Kick instead of A/B/C/D.
So when Slash is used, it means A or B or AB will produce the same move
but with different damage or effect.  Applicable on Kick as well.


                               _Charlotte_
 *Swings*
 -Standing and Crouching Far-
  A and B -- Thrust
 -Standing and Crouching Close-
  A -- Bell Punch
  B -- Double Bell Punch
 -Jump-
  A and B -- Down Thrust

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- Hopping Shoulder Rush
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump-
  C -- Knee Thrust
  D -- Flying Low Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I   /  |  \   Slash                Power Gradation                   I
 I  O   O   O                       Rising epee-wave wall             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  Tap Slash Repeatedly            Splash Fount                      I
 I                                  Charging rapid epee thrusts       I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -O  AB or B or D                "Fall back" toss                  I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Triangle Slash                                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Short-Range Triangle Slash                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Small Triangle Slash (Good air defense)             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - Aerial Triangle Slash (Powerful wide-area attack)   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  CD          - Hopping Shoulder Rush (Good air defense)            I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Roundhouse Sweep                                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Flying Low Kick                                     I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ** Note that Charlotte's Triangle Slashes are capable of hitting 2  **
 ** times at close range.                                            **


                               _Earthquake_

 *Swings*
 -Stand and Crouch-
  A and B -- Swing Gama Downward
 -Jump-
  A and B -- Swing Gama Downward

 *Kicks*
 -Stand and Crouch-
  C and D -- Side Kick
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Side Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  (jump)  | +  CD Repeatedly      Fat Bound                         I
 I          O                       Bouncing butt attack              I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  Tap Slash Repeatedly            Fat Chainsaw                      I
 I                                  Spinning blade attack             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump against the edge of the screen)                             I
 I  then push joystick away from edge                                 I
 I            O- or -O              Triangle Jump                     I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O      B or D                Overhead Toss                     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O      CD                    He farts in your face (look at    I
 I                                  the relief on his face afterwards)I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  AB          - Gama launches out at a 30-degree downward angle     I
 I                (2-hit ability)                                     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Gama launches out along the ground (2-hit ability)  I
 I                Will hit low                                        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump close or back)   AB - Flying Belly Attack                   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump other)  AB - Gama launches out at a 30-degree angle         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  CD          - Side kick                                           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - High side kick                                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Butt bomb                                           I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Galford_

 *Swings*
 -Far-
  A -- Side Slash
  B -- Step and Down Slash
 -Close-
  A and B -- One-Handed Down Slash
 -Crouch-
  A and B -- One-Handed Down Slash
 -Jump-
  A -- Down Slash
  B -- Side Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- High Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Side Kick

,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |  \   -O  Slash                Plasma Blade                      I
 I  O   O                           Twin blades of lightning          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |   /  O-  Slash                Rush Dog                          I
 I  O  O                            Rush Dog can be counter-acted by  I
 I                                  simply running towards the dog    I
 I                                  (Yes, I tried it.  Run, not walk) I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |   /  O-  Kick                 Mad Dog                           I
 I  O  O       C - throat bite      Can Not be counter-acted by       I
 I             D - knocks down      running toward the dog!!!         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  O-  /  |  \  -O  A/B/C/D    Mirror Images                     I
 I         O   O   O                Uses button to determine position I
 I                                  of acutal body, "A" being extreme I
 I                                  left, "D" being extreme right.    I
 I                                  Until you make a move, all images I
 I                                  will appear as solid as your      I
 I                                  actual body.                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I   BCD All three buttons          Fake wood                         I
 I                                  When you are struck by opponent   I
 I                                  and not knocked down, just press  I
 I                                  BCD and you will disappear        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  \   |   /  O-   BCD         Ninja Twirl                       I
 I       O  O  O                    Disappear even when you are not   I
 I                                  hit by your opponent              I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  Triangle Jump, please refer to Earthquake section.                I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  When in air  |   AB or B        Throw opponent when in air        I
 I               O                                                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  When in air  |   CD or D        Throw opponent when in air with a I
 I               O                  knife in your opponent.           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  AB or B                   Throw onto ground                 I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  CD or D                   Use leg to grab and throw onto    I
 I                                  ground and slash                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  |  \    Kick                Strike Hez                        I
 I      O   O                       This is like Zangief in SF2, you  I
 I                                  grab your opponent and then go    I
 I                                  up and come spinning back down    I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Somersault slash (3-hit capable)                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - 2-handed forward-arc slash                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Sweeping slash (knocks opponents off their feet)    I
 I                Very damaging and hits low                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - Downward slash                                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far)    CD - Spinning side kick                                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 (  (close)  CD - High kick                                           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Tumbling low kick                                   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump forward) CD - Low kick                                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump other)   CD - Side kick                                     I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ** When you are far away, pressing AB will perform a somersault     **
 ** slash.  This is not some kind of special move.  But in close     **
 ** range, pressing AB will do a different move.  O-- --O AB, will   **
 ** cause Galford or Hanzo to do the somersault in close range.      **


                             _Gen-An Shiranui_
 *Swings*
 -Standing or Crouching Far-
  A and B -- Claw Thrust
 -Standing or Crouching Close-
  A and B -- Claw Swipe
 -Jump-
  A -- Claw swipe
  B -- Forward aerial rake

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- Side Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Short Slide
 -Jump-
  C -- Knee Thrust
  D -- Side Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |  \   -O  Slash                Poison Blizzard                   I
 I  O   O                           Blow a poison cloud               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  |  \   Slash                Buzz Saw                          I
 I      O   O                       Roll forward with blade           I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O       B                    Your opponent will be pushed onto I
 I                                  the ground and you will spin on   I
 I                                  top of him with your weapon       I
 I                                  twisting in his stomach           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       D                    Knee Bash                         I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Lunging slash (Long range & powerful, but it has a  I
 I                long recovery time, so make sure you hit with it!)  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Upward slash                                        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Upward slash                                        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump straight)  AB - Double backflip rake (very damaging)        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump other)     AB - Forward aerial rake (very damaging)         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  CD          - Backflip kick                                       I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Slide, then crouching high kick                     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Somersault kick                                     I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Hanzo Hattori_

*Swings*
 -Far-
  A -- Side Slash
  B -- Step and Down Slash
 -Close-
  A and B -- One-Handed Down Slash
 -Crouch-
  A and B -- One-Handed Down Slash
 -Jump-
  A -- Down Slash
  B -- Side Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- High Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Side Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |  \   -O  Slash                Reppu Shuriken                    I
 I  O   O                           Throws a shuriken (throwing star) I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  O-  -O  Slash                   Bakuen Ryuu (Burning Snake)       I
 I                                  1 to 2 seconds charge time        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  O-  /  |  \  -O  A/B/C/D    Mirror Images                     I
 I         O   O   O                Use buttons to determine position I
 I                                  of actual body, A being extreme   I
 I                                  left, D to the extreme right.     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I   BCD All three buttons          Fake wood                         I
 I                                  When you are struck by opponent   I
 I                                  and not knocked down, just press  I
 I                                  BCD and you will disappear        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  \   |   /  O-  BCD          Ninja Twirl                       I
 I       O  O  O                    Disappear even when you are not   I
 I                                  hit by your opponent              I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  Triangle Jump, please refer in Earthquake section.                I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  When in air  |   AB or B        Throw opponent when in air        I
 I               O                                                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  When in air  |   CD or D        Throw opponent when in air with a I
 I               O                  knife in your opponent.           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  |  \    Kick                Bullhead Blast                    I
 I      O   O                       This is like Zangief in SF2. You  I
 I                                  do more damage, comparitively,    I
 I                                  than Galford's Strike Hez.        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  AB or B                   Grab and throw onto ground        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  CD or D                   Use leg to grab and throw onto    I
 I                                  ground and slash                  I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Somersault slash (3-hit capable)                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Forward-arc slash                                   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Sweeping slash (knocks opponents off their feet)    I
 I                Very damaging and hits low                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - Downward slash                                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far)    CD - Spinning side kick                                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  CD - High kick                                           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Tumbling low kick                                   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump forward) CD - Low kick                                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump other)   CD - Side kick                                     I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ** In fact, moves of Hanzo can be performed by Galford, and vice    **
 ** versa.  Except for the dog attack of Galford and burning snake   **
 ** of Hanzo.  Also read note in Galford for additional information. **


                               _Haohmaru_
 *Swings*
 -Far-
  A -- Quick Down Slash
  B -- Thrust
 -Close-
  A -- Hilt Punch
  B -- Down Slash
 -Crouch-
  A and B -- Low Slash (hits low)
 -Jump-
  A and B -- Side Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- High Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Side Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  -O   /  |  \   Slash            KogetsuZan                        I
 I      O   O   O                   Crescent moon uppercut slash      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |  \   -O      Slash            Senpuretsuzan                     I
 I  O   O                           Launch a small hurricane          I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I   -- O  B or AB                  Throw onto ground                 I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I   -- O  D or CD                  Back flip throw                   I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Long-range slash  (powerful)                        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Uppercut slash, then mid-level slash                I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Uppercut slash  (may stun standing opponents)       I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - Downward-arc slash                                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  CD          - High roundhouse kick                                I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Slide                                               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Side kick                                           I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Jubei Yagyu_

 *Swings*
 -Far-
  A -- Quick Side Slash
  B -- Thrust
 -Close-
  A and B -- Punch with Hilt
 -Crouch-
  A -- Quick Low Slash (hits low)
  B -- Thrust
 -Jump-
  A and B -- Downward Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- Side Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Side Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |  \   -O  Slash                Suigetsu Toh                      I
 I  O   O                           Ground Wave                       I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  Tap Slash Repeatedly            Hasso Happa                       I
 I                                  100-Sword Strikes                 I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  |  \   Slash                Nikkaku Ratoh                     I
 I      O   O                       Charge forward and then execute   I
 I                                  a rising slash                    I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O  B or AB                   Throw                             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  D or CD                   Ground throw                      I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - High slash then mid-level thrust                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Mid-level double slash (very damaging)              I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Low slash then low thrust                           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - 45-degree downward strike (good penetration)        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  CD          - Spinning backwards jump kick                        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Double roundhouse sweep                             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Spinning side kick                                  I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Kyoshiro Senryo_

 *Swings*
 -Standing Far-
  A -- Twirl Pole
  B -- Thrust
 -Standing Close-
  A -- Spin Around with Pole
  B -- Forward Slash
 -Crouching Far-
  A and B -- Thrust
 -Crouching Close-
  A and B -- Take Out and Hit with Fan
 -Jump-
  A and B -- Downward Thrust

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C and D -- High Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump Straight-
  C and D -- High Kick
 -Jump Other-
  C and D -- Down Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |  \   -O  Slash                Flame Fandango                    I
 I  O   O                           Flame Breath                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  \   |   /  O-   Kick        Chobi Jishi                       I
 I       O  O  O                    Pole valut kick on sword          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  |  \   Slash                Vertical Rotating Slash (rising)  I
 I      O   O                       spin around as you rise           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)  | + AB (at top of jump) Vertical Rotating Slash (falling) I
 I          O                       spin as you fall                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |   /  O-      Slash            Fire fan                          I
 I  O  O                                                              I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O  B or AB                   Stab and throw                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  D                         Hair Toss                         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  CD                        Hair Strangle                     I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  AB          - Forward slash  (ineffective at short range)         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Low thrust                                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump straight)   AB - Circular low slash                         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump other)      AB - Downward thrust                            I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far)    CD - Spin kick on the pole                               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  CD - High kick                                           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Roundhouse sweep                                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Side kick                                           I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Nakoruru_

 *Swing*
 -Standing Far-
  A -- Side Slash
  B -- Down Slash
 -Standing Close-
  A and B -- Side Slash
 -Crouch-
  A and B -- Side Slash
 -Jump Diagonal-
  A and B -- Upward Slash
 -Jump Straight-
  A and B -- Side Slash

 *Kick*
 -Stand-
  C -- Side Kick
  D -- Hop Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Down Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  O-   /  |     Slash             Annu Mutsube                      I
 I      O   O                       the low flying attack             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |  \   -O     Slash             Leyla Mutsube                     I
 I  O   O                           the up-to-the-sky attack          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  \   |   /  O-  Slash        Amube Yatoro                      I
 I       O  O  O                    Summon the bird to attack         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |   /  O-  C                    Hawk Carry                        I
 I  O  O                            When without weapon, this move    I
 I                                  will also summon the bird back    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (Hawk Carry)                    Yatoro Poku                       I
 I   / or | or \  Slash or Kick     Rolling Down Attack, direction    I
 I  O     O     O                   controlled by joystick.           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (Hawk Carry)                                                      I
 I  Any other directions, except    Kamui Mutsube                     I
 I  above + Slash or Kick           Diagonal Down Arrow Attack        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  Triangle Jump, please refer in Earthquake section.                I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O  B                         Normal throw                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  AB                        Trip, sit and stab                I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  AB (Without Weapon)       Jump onto opponent, hold onto the I
 I                                  chest, and slap them.  Tap AB to  I
 I                                  slap faster.                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  D                         Grab and triple kicks             I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Upward slash                                        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Up-and-down forward-arc slash (2-hit capable)       I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Rolling slash (2-hit capable)                       I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump diagonal)   AB - Spinning forward upward slash              I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump straight)   AB - Side slash                                 I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far)    CD - High roundhouse kick                                I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  CD - Jump kick then backflip                             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Crouching thrust kick                               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Side kick                                           I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ** You can move in all directions while on the bird. If you move up **
 ** you can increase the range of your Kamui Mutsube. Also note you  **
 ** can be hit, and are most likely to take more damage.             **
 ** To get off from bird, just push the joystick down. You will also **
 ** drop from the bird if you do not do anything for a while.        **


                               _Tam Tam_

 *Swings*
 -Standing and Crouching Far-
  A and B -- Side Slash
 -Standing and Crouching Close-
  A and B -- Hilt Punch
 -Jump-
  A and B -- Down Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Standing far-
  C and D -- High Kick
 -Standing close-
  C and D -- Crouching thrust kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouching roundhouse
 -Jump-
  C and D -- Downward Kick

 ,_ Special Moves   __________________________________________________,
 I  |  \   -O  Slash                Mura Gaburu                       I
 I  O   O                           The Skull throw                   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  |   /  O-  Kick                 Paguna Deos                       I
 I  O  O                            Under turning blade               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  O-. -O     Slash                Paguna Paguna                     I
 I             1 sec charge time    Sideways turning blade; can       I
 I                                  slowly move back and forth.       I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  \   |   /  O-  Slash        Ahau Gabara                       I
 I       O  O  O                    Jump up and blow a fireball down  I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O       B or D               Head Butt                         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       AB                   Pick up and stab with sword       I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  AB          - Down, then up swing with horizontal blade           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Down, then up swing with vertical blade             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far crouch) AB - Low-to-mid-level side slash                     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - Downward strike (Long-range and powerful, but       I
 I                                 ineffective at close range)        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far)    CD - Under turning kick                                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  CD - Crouching thrust kick                               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Double roundhouse sweep                             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - 45-degree downward kick                             I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Ukyo Tachibana_

 *Swings*
 -Standing Far-
  A -- Scabbard Swing
  B -- Side Slash
 -Standing Close-
  A and B -- Side Slash
 -Crouching Far-
  A and B -- Side Slash
 -Crouching Close-
  A -- Side Slash
  B -- Overhead Slash
 -Jump Forward-
  A and B -- Downward Slash
 -Jump Other-
  A and B -- Side Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C -- Mini-slide
  D -- Short Slide
 -Crouch-
  C -- Shuffle Foot
  D -- Crouching mid-level Kick
 -Air-
  C and D -- Side Kick

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |   /  O-  Slash                Sasame Yuki                       I
 I  O  O                            The thousand sword cutting apple  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  jump in any direction, then:    Tsubame Gaeshi (from the air)     I
 I    /  |  \   -O  Slash           Circular slash and launch a       I
 I   O   O   O                      flaming bird                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I   /  |  \   -O  (then jump in    Tsubame Gaeshi (from the ground)  I
 I  O   O   O       any direction   Executes immediately when Ukyo    I
 I                 and Slash)       leaves the ground, causing a low  I
 I                                  slash-and-firebird.  The motions  I
 I                                  must be executed very quickly.    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I   /  |  \   -O  O- O-   Slash    Tsubame Gaeshi (while retreating) I
 I  O   O   O                       Executed while Ukyo hops back.    I
 I                                  An AB firebird will travel below  I
 I                                  the ground, hitting an opponent   I
 I                                  crouching or standing. Extremely  I
 I                                  hard to do, though.               I
 I____________________________________________________________________I



 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O  B                         Scabbard Slap                     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  AB                        Throw, and slash the flying       I
 I                                  opponent                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O  CD or D                   Trip & Stab                       I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  AB          - Upward slash (Good air defense due to the height of I
 I                attack;  also able to hit twice when opponent is    I
 I                standing on the ground)                             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch + far)    AB - Diving slash                               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch + close)  AB - Scabbard swing, then overhead slash        I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump forward)    AB - 45-degree downward thrust                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump up or back) AB - Double sideways slash                      I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  CD          - Full slide                                          I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Crouching mid-level kick                            I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   CD - Double side kick                                    I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


                               _Wan Fu_

 *Swings*
 -Standing Far-
  A -- Down Slash
  B -- Thrust
 -Standing Close-
  A -- Side Slash
  B -- Down Slash
 -Crouching Far-
  A -- Down Slash with Hilt
  B -- Down Slash
 -Crouching Close-
  A -- Punch
  B -- Down Slash
 -Jump-
  A -- Punch
  B -- Circular Slash

 *Kicks*
 -Stand-
  C -- Knee Thrust
  D -- High Kick
 -Crouch-
  C and D -- Crouch Kick
 -Jump Back-
  C and D -- Downward Kick
 -Jump Other-
  C -- Knee Thrust
  D -- Butt Slam

 ,_ Special Moves ____________________________________________________,
 I  |   /  O-  Slash                Exploding Wave                    I
 I  O  O                            Leaps up and throws his sword     I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -O  |  \   Slash                Slicing Gust                      I
 I      O   O                       Rising uppercut slash             I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Throws ___________________________________________________________,
 I  -- O       B  (without weapon)  Throw opponent against the wall   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       B  (with weapon)     Grab then leap up and slash head  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       AB (without weapon)  Smash opponent's head into ground I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       AB (with weapon)     Leap up and sit on opponent,      I
 I                                  stab several times and then kick  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       D                    Smash opponent's back onto knee   I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  -- O       CD                   Grab then leap up and sit on your I
 I                                  opponent                          I
 I____________________________________________________________________I

 ,_ Power Strikes ____________________________________________________,
 I  (far)    AB - Lunging overhead slash (Powerful long-range         I
 I                attack able to hit twice at long-range)             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  AB - Downward thrust (Also has 2-hit capability)         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) AB - Downward slash (Also 2-hit capable)                 I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close) / AB - Stepping forward uppercut and then pommel smash    I
 I         O       (It's the 'dance' move that looks like the Slicing I
 I                 Gust, but he doesn't leave the ground)             I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump)   AB - Circular slash(almost no range, but very powerful   I
 I                and can hit someone right behind you)               I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (far)    CD - Butt thrust                                         I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (close)  CD - High kick                                           I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (crouch) CD - Roundhouse sweep                                    I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump back)   CD - Downward kick                                  I
 I--------------------------------------------------------------------I
 I  (jump other)  CD - Butt slam                                      I
 I____________________________________________________________________I


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