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SSF4 Week-Three Combos: Day Twenty-One

May 18th, 2010 16 comments

Well, it’s been one heck of a sleep-deprived ride, but it’s time for a much-needed return to normalcy. After a short break, i’ll get back to work on the Combo DVD to try to finish it before Evo. Expect the SF4 Biweekly TACV schedule to resume in two weeks, with Sakura and Vega.

Notes: Chun Li’s meaty Kikoken loops still work against certain crouching characters, and even provide enough extra frame advantage to link into her new Kikosho ultra. Makoto can FADC under certain characters after landing non-EX Hayate during crumple fall. Cody can cancel his Pick up Knife animation into any light attack, but neither knife jab reaches down to a crumple fallen opponent. It’s possible to cancel Cody’s Criminal Upper as late as the hurricane formation frame, but doing so renders its hitbox inert. Canceling into EX Focus Attack causes a strange pause when it connects. Cody’s normal Zonk Knuckle knocks the opponent into invincible air reel, but the EX version acts as a standard knockdown, permitting follow-ups.

Some of these combos are tool-assisted, recorded with two ASCII PAD V Pro programmable controllers. Absolutely no cheats, hacks, or game-altering devices were used in the making of.

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SSF4 Week-Three Combos: Day Nineteen

May 16th, 2010 19 comments

On one hand, Makoto boasts some ridiculously damaging attacks. On the other hand, her super inflicts no damage while depriving her of EX ammunition. She still comes within 35 points of killing Seth in spite of these obstacles, but her surprisingly low hard attack damage keeps her from finishing the job. (And i finally got around to trying out desk’s “trial+” concept.)

Notes: Makoto’s normal Fukiage, Hayate, and Tsurugi have juggle potentials of one. Her EX Fukiage has a juggle potential of one, her EX Hayate has a juggle potential of two, and her EX Tsurugi has a juggle potential of two on the first hit and three on the second. The secondary animation of Abare Tosanami leaves the opponent in a free juggle state when it connects during crumple fall. Honda’s c.LP xx EX Hundred Hand Slap pushes him slightly closer to the opponent with each repetition. Juri’s Senpusha xx FADC provides +3 frame advantage.

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SSF4 Week-Three Combos: Day Seventeen

May 14th, 2010 25 comments

Guy’s arsenal of links continues to expand, but he lacks that technical edge to reach the next plateau. So far he’s more style than substance – built for mixups rather than combos. Makoto may have the same problem. All of their tools lead to conventional combos in the end.

Notes: Dee Jay’s far s.HP knocks down on counterhit and sets up a free juggle. Guy’s Sudden Stop is quite a bit slower than El Fuerte’s equivalent. Counterhit s.MP xx HK Run -> Sudden Stop provides only +6 frame advantage. Guy’s s.LP -> s.MP -> s.HP -> D+HK chain creates a free juggle state. His Bushin Hasoken super appears to have unlimited juggle potential.

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SSF4 Week-Three Combos: Day Fifteen

May 12th, 2010 24 comments

Both of last episode’s Dee Jay combos were stepping stones to the polished versions featured in this one. He can probably add a few more hits, but they won’t come easy. In the meantime, people have been asking for Guy combos so i gave him a shot. He has several stylish links and worthwhile chains, but nothing extraordinary. I’ll keep looking for a little while longer.

Notes: Guy’s EX Hozanto has a juggle potential of one, as does the first attack of his Bushin Goraisenpujin ultra. The first hit of Dudley’s Ducking Upper does not increment the juggle counter. It preserves existing juggle states, much like the second hit of Ken’s HP Shoryuken. Gouken, Dan, El Fuerte, Cody, and Dudley appear to be the best dummy candidates for Air Slasher combos because Dee Jay can land multiple close s.LK reps against them. Dudley is the only one of that group whose hit stun hitbox doesn’t dodge Dee Jay’s far s.LP at long range.

Some of these combos are tool-assisted, recorded with two ASCII PAD V Pro programmable controllers. Absolutely no cheats, hacks, or game-altering devices were used in the making of.

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SSF4 Week-Two Combos: Day Thirteen

May 10th, 2010 28 comments

It’s been a long time since i’ve gotten to play around with a Sonic Boom character. By now i’m sure everyone’s aware of Dee Jay’s potential for extended combos in Super Street Fighter IV.

Notes: Dudley’s c.HK apparently has a juggle potential of two. Adon’s EX Jaguar Tooth has a juggle potential of at least one. Canceling Dee Jay’s close s.LK moves him way forward, more than compensating for the pushback it causes. He can loop s.LK xx EX Air Slasher indefinitely. The fact that his regular Air Slasher only provides +3 frame advantage is the main deterrent preventing him from having an infinite, because s.LK doesn’t become active until its 5th frame. In fact, Dee Jay’s only 3-frame normal attacks are close s.LP and far s.LP, forcing him to surrender D-charge to combo after non-EX Air Slasher.

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