1 -- INTRODUCTION 2 -- GAME MODES 3 -- GAME LAYOUT 4 -- THE "MOVE" BAR 5 -- THE KI METER 6 -- THE CROSSHAIR 7 -- THE STAR SYSTEM 8 -- KI RESTORE MOVE 9 -- MOVE KEY 10 -- STANDARD MOVES 11 -- THE CHARACTERS 12 -- CHARACTER SPECIAL MOVE LIST 13 -- PASSWORD LIST 14 -- COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
Well, it turns out that that the Yuu Yuu Hakusho series of games have quickly become my favorites. I think it's mainly because these games are so innovative. Even the SFII clone versions of this game have their own unique style to them, though the Mega Drive (Genesis) version is the most interesting of the SFII clones. The unique format used in this game is that of cinematic battles played out as you put in the proper button presses. This is the only one for the Game Gear while the Super Famicom (Nintendo) had 2 cinematic battle games. Yuu Yuu Hakusho 1 and Yuu Yuu Hakusho 3: Tokubetuhen. I've already written an FAQ for 'Tokubetuhen' and decided to go to this game because it's abit simpler to make an FAQ for. In case you're wondering what FAQs I've made so far, then I'll tell you. I've made a total of 6 FAQs at the time of this writting. These FAQs are:
At the top of the battle screen is your opponent's life line. It goes from yellow, to red, to black. Once it's reached black, you've beaten your opponent. To the right of this is a timer that counts down from 5. This is how much time you have left to input your moves before that battle round takes place. This is actually your opponent's, but the same rule applies. Below their life line is their "move" bar, more on this later. To the right of that is their Ki meter, again, more on this latter. At the bottom of the screen is the same thing, except for YOUR stats.
This bar continues to fill and empty while you decide what moves to make. When the bar is filled blue, then your attacks will usually have a higher hit ratio than when it's nearly empty. When bar is empty (or close to it) then you'd better pray, because it'll be a miracle before you hit your opponent. =)
This is the 5 icons that look like blue flames. These are your fuel, so to speak, for your special moves. These will regenerate after use in time. Each move has it's own 'Ki usage' wich I'll mark down at the appropriate time. If you don't have enough Ki to use a special move, nothing will happen. Punches and blocks do no use any Ki power.
After you make your move a crosshair will appear on your opponent, either moving fast or slow. This crosshair help in your 'to hit' ratio it seems with the best chance to hit at the face, shoulders, or chin. Mostly the face. You have no control over the crosshair, so you just have to be good with a trigger finger to get it where you want it. It moves in a pattern so if you can get that down, you shouldn't have much trouble.
As you fight, you may notice red stars appearing below your Ki meter, or your opponent's ki meter. These stars appear at differant times as you fight. When you obtain 3 stars a star will appear randomly on your opponent. Hit this star with the crosshair and you will do critical damage to them, taking out a HUGE amount of HPs.
When your Ki meter is running low, you can try and preform the Ki restore move wich, when successfull, will restore alot more Ki than waiting for several rounds to pass. Usually you get one Ki back a round, but this move has given me up to 4 Ki in the round that I used it in.
Here are the characters as they appear in the character select screen. Characters 1 - 4 are the main 'hero' characters, while 5 - 7 are the 'bosses' you cannot control untill the proper password is entered in VS. mode.
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