-PROFESSIONAL RYU STYLE FAQ for SF3 2nd IMPACT- ======================================================= version 1 7:18 PM 11/3/98 Author: yinako minako yinako_minako.hotmail.com ======================================================= This is the new style of using Ryu for SF3, in this faq it is assume you know about moves and combos for Ryu. The "opponent" referred many times in this faq usually applies to Ryu, Ken, Akuma, after all this is about professional SF3 challenge. The strategies are written in numbered form and in order of importance! So the first point is the most important point!! The [brackets] act as heading help you to memorize the notes, so you know exactly what to do in the arcade, when think of those headings. The rest are additional notes, by the way non of this faq is written with jab, strong, fierce etc., because it don't make sense. The original acronym should be LP, MP etc. (low punch, medium punch.) ======================================================== GENERAL RULE Ryu should be always played slow never rush a game, I personally always play until time runs out opponent will rush at the end. Ryu is build based on a confident martial artist, he's moves are robust and combo should only be used at the right time in the right place. (By the way i didn't just make this up, its in the official capcom SF guide.) * * * \ | / LP MP HP *== ==* / | \ LK MK HK * * * ======================================================== 1. [HK up, HK down] use the jump HK, trip HK allot why? Because they are far powerful then those jump in 3 hit combos. Capcom kept this powerful move as original as SF2. (This also annoy the opponent a lot, since some stupid kid did a 2 hit and 1/4 of their blood is gone.) ======================================================== 2. [no fireball fight] Don't play fireball followed by dragon punch it doesn't work anymore, Even if you try play this style carefully you'll still get kicked by the professionals. If opponent use this style on you, pretend to jump in when he throws a fireball, when he do the dragon punch do a low air parry so you land in front of him, now I would do a HP-HK chain combo. Try playing without any fireball, it will sharpen your close counter abilities. ========================================================= 3. [parry fireball] Parry all fireballs or projectiles, is not worth parrying trips unless you are really, really, really good at it! You must have the rhythm when parrying akuma's 3 hit fireball, you don't need to tap the joystick really fast, also if the opponent dash forward or back while you parry, it can skip frames a little and makes it harder, so do that while your opponent is parrying. If Akuma's air fireball land beneath you feet, you must do a low parry. practice parry a few times once you get that right you can also parry ryu's super fireball etc. ========================================================== 4. [jump HP] IF opponent do a jump HK, and you don't have a dragon punch do an early jump HP it is way faster then the HK. ========================================================== 5. [stunt fireball] The best super is stunt fireball, use it when you are far from opponent and hold the button, if opponent jump release it were he will land. If he is waiting for you just keep on holding it down until it charged up to max. speed and will automatically be released. It takes 1/2 a second for this haddoken to travel across the screen!! No one have ever jumped over this as soon as they see it. And many people don't know you can't block this move, and of cause after dizzy do a super jump forward do what ever you like now. ============================================================= Additional notes on Ryu ============================================================= IF you want to do overheads try use the normal --* MP instead of | | HP, this move is a poke not a combo starter I * * personally don't recommend it, it leaves you open after strike. Don't use overhead more than once in a round. The dragon punch is no longer invencable now, you can tap the HP early in a jump and the dragon punch would just clash with this move. I use the HK instead, it is a lot more stylish anyway.