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--------------------------------------- SLAP HAPPY RHYTHM BUSTERS FAQ ver. 0.02 by Harold Santos firstname.lastname@example.org --------------------------------------- Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Credits III. Version History IV. General Stuff -Game Mechanics Controls Main menu Character selection screen -Game Descriptions and Terminologies Beat Combo Taunting Blocking Throwing Air Recovery Damage Computation Launcher Dash Attack Bounce-off Wall V. Unlocking Characters VI. Move List -Move Notations -Character Moves Frosty Jakoo Baron Volt Sledge Chad-Gram Ramos Mia Oreg Nitro Euri Holemon Thrash April Garia Zekoo Vivian-Roxy Mercantile Tomtom Dark Ramos Rude Boy Stealth VII. Copyright -------------- I.Introduction -------------- Slap Happy Rhythm Busters is a fighting game by Polygon Magic and Ask. It was released last June, 2000. Slap Happy is not your typical fighting game, like Tekken and Street Fighter, because of its unique game mechanics. You still have the moves and supers from Street Fighter AND an additional Beat Combo. This feature is similar to Dance Dance Revolution because you need to press buttons in time with the beat. ---------- II.Credits ---------- A.R.Umali(email@example.com) for pointing out the the things I forgot to put in the FAQ. and to all the guys/gals who complained that viewing my FAQ gives them a headache. I'll keep that in mind.:) ------------------- III.Version History ------------------- ver 0.02 - November 12, 2000 First update of the FAQ. Fixed the format to view properly Added some things i have missed and some combos (thanks to A.R.Umali) Removed some things which are not very important Corrected some mistakes Added how to unlock the characters ver 0.01 - August 18, 2000 My first Slap Happy Rhythm Busters FAQ ---------------- IV.General Stuff ---------------- -Game Mechanics- a. Controls for main menu start - to start X - to cancel circle - to start, to choose b. Choices for main menu Arcade - One-player mode VS. mode - Two-player mode Practice - Practice mode your moves including the beat combo. DJ Practice - Practice your beat combo in easy or hard. The secrets are unlocked with this mode. Options - Change the game settings, control configuration, save and load, and view the "comics". c. Controls for character selection screen X - cancel choice, return to main menu Circle \ Triangle > choose character outfit Square / -Game Descriptions and Terminologies- a. Beat Combo A Beat Combo(BC) is performed by pressing the L2 button with three levels of beat meter.The beat meter is located at the bottom of the screen. Attacking, blocking, taunting and getting punched/kicked by the opponent will increase your meter from 1 -> 2 -> B. The Beat Combo is a terrific way of giving damage to your opponent. But for 3 beat meters, I personally don't use it often. Because: 1. It is blockable. You have to put it in a combo to hit an opponent. 2. It uses up three levels. You can give more damage with a combo that ends with a super. And you can do this three times. If you are new to this game, I suggest that you first clear some beat combos in DJ practice to get the rhythm. Practicing beat combos will unlock certain characters but it doesn't mean that you can PLAY with them. b. Taunting Taunting is a very important aspect of this game. You can taunt your opponent by pressing the select button. There are two reasons why you should taunt: 1. It adds to your beat meter. 2. Some taunts CAN kill your enemies. c. Blocking You can block most of your opponent's attacks by pressing back or down-back. You can block ground and air attacks. Take note that throws and some supers are unblockable. Some characters have overhead attacks. d. Throwing Throwing is another important part of this game. Throwing may be cheap but it works very well. You can perform a throw when you are near an opponent. You can stop a throw of your opponent by pressing your throw button during the initial contact. If your game is in the highest difficulty setting, expect the computer to throw you at every opportunity. e. Air Recovery You can air-recover when you are above the ground. Pressing any button will let you air recover. Do not abuse air recovery! Sure you can strike back against your opponent very fast but your opponent can hit you also. If you recover, make sure you press a direction button.You can't air recover when you are already going down. f. Damage Computation Like the other fighting games, Slap Happy follows the "more hits, decreasing power" rule. Meaning, the more you combo your opponent, the less powerful your moves become. Most supers deal maximum damage when they are NOT included in a combo. You don't need to pull-off fancy combos to deal big damage in this game. g. Launcher Slap Happy allows you to launch your opponent in the air. This is usually done with d+hp(down + heavy punch). you can only launch you opponent in the air 3 times. h. Dash Attack Dash attacks are performed by pressing f,f hp. To dash-attack properly, press forward twice, do not hold the last forward. When a dust appears, press the heavy punch. All dash attacks involve the heavy punch. After launching your opponent in the air, in most situations your opponent will be out of reach for any of your moves. Dash attack is the solution to this problem. Do not try to dash attack a blocking opponent. Dash attacks have poor recovery time. i. Bounce-off Wall(BOW) You can bounce your enemies off walls in this game. The general bounce-off wall attack is back+heavy punch. But somes special moves also have the bounce effect. The good thing about bouncing your enemies is that they can't block or recover after hitting the wall. BOW combos are difficult to pull-off because you must know the range of your moves. BOW attacks have the worst recovery time in this game. Most characters can only bounce their opponents once. ---------------------- V.Unlocking Characters ---------------------- Note: Please e-mail me if there is an easier/surer way of doing this. 1. Start with a clean/new save. 2. Set the game difficulty to 1(easiest), damage to highest, number of rounds to 1, auto-save and time to lowest. 3. Do NOT try the DJ practice at all. 4. Play the game until you release Stealth. 5. Try the DJ practice until Frosty's logo appears. ***Get perfects as much as possible.*** 6. Set the the number of rounds to 2. ***At this point, finish EVERY round with a Beat combo*** 7. Choose any character and FIGHT Euri. 8. Finish Euri with a Fever(a Beat Combo), and Frosty will challenge you. Do NOT lose to Frosty. 9. Finish the game. Check the Practice/DJ practice screen if Frosty was released. 10. Try the beat combo once more until a new logo appears. This is for Dark Ramos. 11. Finish the game with Dark Ramos as the boss. 12. Check if Dark Ramos was released. 13. Set the number of rounds to 3. 14. Go to DJ practice and get a new logo. 15. Finish the game with Jakoo as the boss. 16. Check if Jakoo was released. 17. Finish the game again with Rude Boy as the boss. 18. Check if all characters are released. *** The next instructions are just misc. stuff *** 19. Finish the DJ practice to get the "comics" viewer and the Outer Space stage. You can release these even with "clear"'s. 20. Get "perfects" for all characters(easy and hard) to get the Fever mode for the DJ practice. ------------ VI.Move List ------------ -Move Notations- f - forward ff - forward, forward (dash) b - back bb - back, back u - up (pressing will result to) (a jump ) d - down bf - back, forward db - down, back (down, down-back, back) df - down, forward (down,down-forward,forward) dd - down, down P - any punch button lp - light punch (square by default) hp - heavy punch (triangle by default) PP - both punch buttons (R1 by default) K - any kick button lk - light kick (X by default) hk - heavy kick (circle by default) KK - both kick buttons (R2 by default) BC - Beat Combo The following characters are placed in the order you see them in the character selection screen, and not by their availability. ============== = Frosty = ============== Command Comment df+P freeze gun #1 df+K snowman's head #1 ff, hp falling headbutt df+PP super #2 df+KK super #3 #1 Light button hits ground near Frosty. Heavy button hits ground far from Frosty. #2 It doesn't hit opponents who are very close to Frosty. #3 It is unblockable but you must perform it beside the opponent. *Frosty does not have a launcher. Sample Combo b+hp, df+PP ============= = Jakoo = ============= Command Comment df+P wave attack df+K slash attacks(with window) dd+P rising blade d+hp launcher df+PP super #1 dd+PP super #2 #1 It is unblockable but you must perform it near the opponent. #2 It can hit falling opponents with 2-8 hits. ================== = Baron Volt = ================== Command Comment bf+P roll attack db+P quake attack hk launcher bf+PP super roll #1 db+PP super quake #2 #1 The hits will greatly decrease in a combo. #2 You CAN finish a combo with this super. (thanks to A.R.Umali) Sample Combo lp, lk, hp, hk then quickly into db+PP ============== = Sledge = ============== Command Comment dd+P punches #1 db+P jump and punch bf+P headbutt d+hk launcher d+lk dive attack #2 ff, hp shoulder ram #3 df+PP grab and slam #4 bf+PP super headbutt #1 Light punch hits 12 times. Heavy punch hits 24 times. #2 Can only be done when in air. #3 Can be cancelled into another move after it hits. (thanks to A.R.Umali) #4 It is unblockable but you must perform it near an opponent. It is similar to a throw. ================= = Chad Gram = ================= Command Comment df+P spit (projectile) dd+P rising tackle hk launcher dd+PP super rising tackle df+KK Chad-Gram super rush * Chad-Gram's heavy punch will miss at close range. ============= = Ramos = ============= Command Comment df+P burning record (projectile) bf+P rushing punch dd+P rising punch d+hp launcher df+PP super beam bf+PP super punch rush Sample Combos f+hp, d+hp, d+hp, dd+hp lp, lp, lk, d+hp, bf+hp df+hp, df+PP lp, lp, lk, f+hp, d+hp, bf+PP lp, lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, lk, d+hp, df+PP =========== = Mia = =========== Command Comment jump, hp #1 df+P hand energy ball #2, #4 bf+P palm strike dd+K rising kick d+hp launcher df+PP super energy ball #3, #4 dd+KK super rising kick #1 a. You can prolong the energy ball by holding hp. b. This move is difficult to block. c. To make this move VERY effective, jump in while you opponent is getting up. Try to land behind a blocking opponent. >< d. Mia's best combo opener. e. Do not abuse this move specially against Jakoo, Zekoo and Stealth. #2 This move can bounce your enemies against the wall. #3 Sharp rocks will come out of the ground adding to the number hits. #4 Rude Boy can counter this move provided that he will be hit by the energy ball. * Mia can dash under a projectile. Special Chain lp, lp, hp, hp, hk, hk "2 jabs, spin attack, mid-kick, turning high kick" Must perform very quick. Sample Combos b+hp, opponent bounces, d+lk, dd+KK lp, lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, df+P lp, lk, d+hp, d+hp, ff, hp lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, d+hp, dd+KK lp, lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, d+lk, d+hp, df+PP lp, lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, d+lk, d+hp, BC jump hp, lp~lp~hp~hp~hk~hk Strategy Against a Cornered/Downed Opponent 1. Taunt Only when your opponent is downed. 2. Throw If your opponent just gets up without doing anything. 3. df+P Bounce your opponent on the wall. 4. d+lk, plus a decent combo with a super or Beat Combo If your opponent gets up with a standing block. 5. dd+K If your opponent performs a crouching block. 6. Jump hp, land behind opponent, d+hp, d+hp, ff, hp This is the best combo I know! You can perform this as often as you want. Just time your jumping hp to land behind your opponent. This is the easiest and CHEAPEST way to win in this game. ============ = Oreg = ============ Command Comment db+P grab and slam df+P uppercut bf+P headbutt d+hp launcher df+PP super slam #1 bf+PP super headbutt #1 It is unblockable but you must perform near an opponent. It is similar to a throw. ============= = Nitro = ============= Command Comment df+P driller #1 db+P grab then slam #1 bf+P boot booster d+hp launcher jump hp launcher db+PP super driller dd+KK laser attack #1 Can be connected similar to the super driller. ============ = Euri = ============ Command Comment df+P flamethrower #1, #2 db+P exhaust #1, #3 ff dash towards #1 bb fly back #1 bf+K gum ball #3 hk launcher df+PP super flamethrower df+KK super air combo #4 #1 Can be done when in air. #2 Light punch deals 32 damage. Heavy punch gives 33 damage. #3 Same damage for both buttons. #4 Can only performed when in air. =============== = Holemon = =============== Command Comment df+P bird cage bf+P cleaver rush dd+K rising tackle f+hp belly flop d+hp launcher ff, hp belly slide bf+PP super cleaver rush dd+KK super bounce ================ = Thrash = ================ Command Comment df+P vacuum cleaner db+P overhead attack bf+P 3-hit attack d+hp launcher hk launcher db+PP super smacker df+PP super vacuum #1 #1 Doesn't deal any damage but opponent also can't recover. ============= = April = ============= Command Comment df+P knife throw #1 dd+P swing shot #1 b+lk wire grab #2 d+hp launcher hk launcher #3 df+PP super knife throw #4 dd+PP super swing shot #1, #5 #1 Can be done when in air #2 The wire grab is blockable. When an opponent is at the very opposite end of the screen, this will not connect. If the opponent is near the center of the screen, this will connect but you can't connect with a hk (flip kick). #3 Can bounce opponents off the wall. #4 To be effective, use this against a falling enemy. #5 To maximize the hits, try this against a cornered enemy. Sample Combo lp, lp, lk, b+lk, hk(enemy bounces), b+hp(enemy bounces), df+PP ============= = Garia = ============= Command Comment df+P sword thrust #1 db+P tarot card #1 df+K sand lion d+hp launcher df+PP super sword thrust #2 df+KK super sand lion #1 Light punch hits opponents near Garia. Heavy punch hits opponents far from Garia. #2 Doesn't hit cornered enemies. Sample Combos lp, lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, d+hp, db+hp lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, d+lk, d+hp, (opponent at the top)df+PP f+hp, d+hp, d+lk, d+hp, (opponent near ground)df+KK ============= = Zekoo = ============= Command Comment df+P wave attack df+K slash attacks(with window) dd+P rising blade d+hp launcher df+PP super wave attack dd+PP super sword thrust #1 #1 It can hit falling opponents with 2-8 hits. * Jakoo is much better than Zekoo. ===================== = Vivian & Roxy = ===================== Command Comment df+P uppercut and kick db+P VR spin df+K double uppercut df+PP VR rush df+KK gun attack ================== = Mercantile = ================== Command Comment df+P wolf rush dd+P rising attack df+K wolf grab d+hp launcher df+PP super wolf rush dd+PP super rising attack * If the wolf gets beaten up(check bar below your life), the old man will exchange places and you don't want that to happen. ================ = Tomtom = ================ Command Comment df+P vandal rush dd+P hand hk launcher df+PP super vandal rush df+KK Tomtom spray super ================== = Dark Ramos = ================== Command Comment df+P burning record(projectile) dd+P rising punch bf+P rushing punch d+hp launcher df+PP super beam df+KK super rushing punch Sample Combos f+hp, d+hp, d+hp, dd+hp lp, lp, lk, d+hp, bf+hp df+hp, df+PP lp, lp, lk, f+hp, d+hp, bf+PP lp, lp, lk, d+lk, d+hp, lk, d+hp, df+PP ================ = Rude Boy = ================ Command Comment bf+P dash punch #1 = P, P 2-slash attack #2 db+P overhead slash db+K counter stance #3 d+hp launcher d+lk dive attack #4 df+PP Rude Guy #5 db+PP super crescent slash #6 #1 The light punch version will connect on a launched opponent. The heavy punch version will only connect after changing to Rude Guy. #2 After the dash punch, you can add two extra attacks by pressing the same button you used for the dash punch twice. This will work, bf+lp, lp, lp; but this one will be not be valid: bf+lp, hp, hp. #3 The counter is ineffective against projectiles and throws. Low kicks and sweeps are also not guarded. Some of Mia's move can be countered. #4 Can only be done when in air. #5 No significant change in power but the range is greatly increased. #6 This super has a very long range. Rude Boy version can attack near the center of the screen. Rude Guy version covers almost the entire screen. =============== = Stealth = =============== Command Comment df+P energy shot(projectile) dd+P plasma orb #1 db+P rushing punch #2 bf+P Stealth Hold d+hp launcher db+PP super rush punch dd+PP super plasma orbs #1 Light punch drops orbs near Stealth. Heavy punch drops orbs far from Stealth. #2 Can bounce enemies off the wall Sample Combo db+PP, (enemy bounces off the wall), lp, db+PP, dd+hp ------------- VII.Copyright ------------- Slap Happy Rhythm Busters is (c) by Polygon Magic and Ask. This FAQ is (c)2000 by Harold Santos and NOT for sale. This is an independent work and I'm not affiliated or connected with the said companies.