Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 22:09:03 -0800

Marvel Super Heroes
Wolverine FAQ v. 3.0

	By James "This is my first FAQ, so go easy on me" Gowdey 
			(serpent231@yahoo.com)

Table of Contents

I. The Beginning
	A. Revisions
	B. About This FAQ
	C. About Wolverine and I
	D. Frequently Asked Questions
	 
II. The Reason You Probably Chose to Read This FAQ 
	A. The Basics
	B. The Moves
		1. Regular Moves
		2. Special Moves
		3. Infinity Specials
		4. Miscellaneous Info about Wolvie
	C. Combos
	D. Strategies
		1. Overall Strategy and Best Gem
		2. Vs. 

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THE BEGINNING

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REVISIONS: 

NOTE: This is my first FAQ, so e-mail me if anything's wrong. Also, I'm 
not as a fast writer as you really good expert FAQ writer guys, so go easy
on me as it took me a loooong time to write this (I haven't even finished). 
Sometimes I would only get about 5 minutes on the comp, etc. Oh, I haven't 
been able to work on it for a long time. I'm always busy with other projects..

8/7/98  v. 1.0--Started this FAQ. In about 45 minutes of work, I added the 
Table of Contents and first roman numeral section. Began to write about 
Wolvie's Regular Moves...

8/8/98  v. 1.5--Added The Basics section, finished Wolvie's Regular Moves,
Special Moves, and Infinity Specials. Started the Combo section...

8/9/98  v. 2.0--Finished the combo section and revised the Basics. Added Misc. Info,
Overall Strategy, started Vs... 
		
8/10/98 v. 2.5--Continued Vs (STILL haven't finished it..), added Wolvie's Best Gem, 
revised The Basics and Misc. Info About Wolvie...

8/20/98 v. 3.0--Added Wolvie's story...
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ABOUT THIS FAQ

	This FAQ is made for scrubs (beginners) to become intermediates, and 
intermediates to become experts--actually, I consider myself an intermediate,
so I don't know how well this will help the intermediates become experts. 
Sometimes, though, I tend to write things better than I'm capable of doing, 
and I'm pretty sure that this FAQ could help non-scrubs brush up, so that might 
counter my last statement about the intermediates turning into experts and I'm 
just running on and on and on and well you get my meaning James stop it you're 
making yourself look like a fool okay I'll stop. Whew, sorry. Anyway, all I'm 
trying to say is that this could help intermediates, but mostly it's to help 
beginners learn the basic skills, info and moves to become intermediates. 
Onward to the info on Wolvie and me (purposeful bad grammer usage)....

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WOLVERINE'S STORY

	It all started in Canada with a Canadian offical and his daughter. Well,
I think it was his daughter, but I'm not sure. Anyway, the two were walking
through the woods when suddenly they were attacked by some sort of a wild 
animal. It was Wolverine, but he was a hairy man/animal rather than the cool
guy of the X-Men you see today, and he had gone berserk. The official's 
daughter shot Wolvie (Nooo!), but then she felt sorry for him and tended his 
wounds back at the cabin. Wolvie then saw his claws for the first time and 
kinda went crazy. When he calmed down, he told them about how he had been a 
project of the Canadian government (called Weapon X) where the subject's 
bones would be sort of glazed and coated (mmm...glazed) in Adamantium, the 
metal that can't be broken. In other words, Wolvie can't break any bones. 
Now he wants revenge against the government (don't we all). 
	About his claws, they are kind of a mystery. Marvel used to tell us 
that they appeared when he had the Adamantium fused to him. Later, though, 
his claws were ripped off, revealing claws made of bone instead that still 
worked just as well. That makes no sense at all. They'd break and splinter 
the instant he tried to attack something! Oh, well...
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ABOUT WOLVERINE AND I

	Wolverine, in my opinion, is by far one of the coolest characters to 
be ever created in a fighting game (right up there with Akuma and Forest Law).
People think of him as a really cheap character, but if you play as him a
whole lot, you begin to realize some strategies, tactics, and great qualities
that he has in him. I know I sound like a baseball coach, but this is true.
At first when I saw X-Men: Children of the Atom, I had no idea on who to be.
I tried Silver Samurai, but he just didn't cut it (Get it? CUT it, ha, ha).
Then, I started to hear talk about Wolverine, and when I played against the 
computer Wolverine, I'd think, "Hey, Wolvie's pretty cool!". Finally, I just
decided to try him, and about in the second round I had already done an eight
hit combo. It blew me away, and then I realized after a few times that Wolvie
had some really good potential (I'm sounding like a baseball coach again). 
On came X-Men Vs. Street Fighter and Wolverine had become my favorite 
character. Of course, I needed some practice, but when Marvel Super Heroes 
was out for the Playstation, I rented it right away (well, almost) and got 
to tune my old friend Wolverine up. Now, he and I have become lethal on the
Playstation version of MSH. Okay, I'm not all that great at the arcade, but 
hey, I don't go there enough, (and there's too much pressure). Fortunately, 
you (hopefully) have different qualities than me and don't get so nervous at 
the arcade. Enough with the yak, it's time for some smack (pain wise)!


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do you do the drill claw more effectivly?
A: Read more of this FAQ.

Q: Why is Wolverine so cheap?
A: He isn't cheap. He's misunderstood. The guy playing him must have been 
playing him cheap.

Q: Why is the guy playing him so cheap?
A: I dunno. He was probably a button masher. The world is filled with them. 
DON'T be a button masher. It's worse than trash talking and it just makes 
you look like a scrub.

Q: But, I AM a scrub.
A: That's not a question.

Q: Is Wolverine the best character?
A: Technically, there IS no best character. It just depends who the player 
thinks is a cool character and how much he/she wants to become better at 
playing him.

Q: I said, is Wolverine the best character?
A: Yes.

Q: Do hedgehogs eat lard?*
A: Wha' the dilly yo'?


*It's a long story. Trust me, you don't want to hear about it ^_^

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THE REASON YOU PROBABLY CHOSE TO READ THIS FAQ

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THE BASICS

	Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems is a very fast paced fighting game. 
It's so fast paced and different than the original Street Fighters (except 
for the fact that it's 2-D), that if you tried to use old Street Fighter 
tactics, you'd get whupped. This section is to help you learn the basics of 
MSH.

Directional Pad Abbreviations:      
			             UP (U)
			             | 
	                             |
	                             |
	       		             __
		        UP-BACK (UB)|  | UP-FORWARD (UF)   
                                 \  |  |  /
			          \ |__| /
		              ____ \    / ____
                 BACK (B)--- |____|      |____| ---FORWARD (F)
			           / __ \
			          / |  | \
			         /  |  |  \
		      DOWN-BACK (DB)|__|  DOWN-FORWARD (DF)
		                     |
				     |
				     |
			          DOWN (D)           

Key of attacks and motions: 

LP: Stands for Light Punch. Default is the Square button.
MP: Stands for Medium Punch. Default is the Triangle Button.
HP: Stands for Hard Punch. Default is the L1 button  		
LK: Stands for Light Kick. Default is the X button.
MK: Stands for Medium Kick. Default is the Circle button.
HK: Stands for Hard Kick. Default is the R1 button.
SJ: Short for Super Jump.
BB: Short for Berserker Barrage.
BBX: Short for the Berserker Barrage X.
OTG: When you hit an opponent that is lying down. Stands for Off The Ground.
IS: Short for Infinity Special
AP: Any Punch
AK: Any Kick
3P: 3 Punches (at the same time)
3K: 3 Kicks (at the same time).
Combo: A combination of moves "strung" together that results in two or more 
hits.
Air Combo: A combo done in the air.
+: Means, "At the same time, press.."
Motion: A smooth motion towards the indicated directions.
Tap: A quick tap of the directional pad or button.


Infinity Special Gauge: Like in X-Men Vs. Street Fighter, and X-Men: COTA, 
there's a bar under your life which fills up gradually as you do special 
moves, hit the opponent, and get hit yourself (o-kaaay). When it fills up 
once, it is at Level 1 and you may use an Infinity Special. No, this combo 
doesn't go on forever, but it usually does BIG damage and is very visually 
impressive. You may fill the Infinity Combo Gauge up three times (it goes to
level 2 and 3, then it's full). Some characters are only able to fill the 
ISG up once or twice (Wolvie doesn't, though) You cannot fill up the Infinity
Combo Gauge by blocking attacks.

Super Jump--Tap D, U, or 3K: This is also a pretty important part of the 
game. Succesfully doing a Super Jump jumps you twice as high as a normal 
jump. For the most part, you are safe during a Super Jump as long as the 
opponent doesn't do one as well and hit you out of it. During a Super Jump, 
you may do more than one attack in the air, and build up your Infinity Combo
Gauge faster. After using a Launcher (which will be explained next), you may
Super Jump by just tapping /\. 

Launchers: There are three kinds of launchers in Marvel Super Heroes: The 
Regular Launcher, The Air Launcher, and The Mini-Launcher. The Regualar 
Launcher is an attack which hits the opponent high into the air as if the 
opponent's hit body were doing a Super Jump. This should be followed by tapping 
/\ to follow the opponent up and do an air combo. The Air Launcher I actually
haven't had much experience with, but it knocks an opponent up as high as a 
regular launcher, only the victim must be hit out of the air. Wolverine 
doesn't have one. The Mini-Launcher is an attack which hits the opponent a 
very small ways off the ground. This attack should be followed by a Regular
Launcher. During all Launchers, the victim may not block while he/she is in
the air, but they may as they come down from being launched. Launchers and Air
Combos (to me) are an essential part of Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems.

Dashing-- >> or 3P to dash forwards or : Signals a move into a special move during a combo.
XX: Signals a move into an Infinity Special during a combo.
S.: Standing.
C.: Crouching.
J.: Jumping.
D.S.: Dashing and Standing. Example, D.S. LP.
S.J.: Super Jumping. Example, S.J. LP.
AC Finisher: A move used at the end of an air combo that knocks the opponent
back to the ground. 
Ground Magic: How the combos on the ground can be excecuted.
Air Magic: How the combos in the air can be excecuted.
Super Jump Magic: How the combos in the air after you Super Jump can be 
excecuted. 

Zigzag: A kind of magic series that goes through each strength of attack button 
during a combo. Example: LP, LK, MP, MK, HP, HK.

Stronger: A kind of magic where the punch or kick gets stronger as the combo
goes along. Example: LP, MP, HP.

Combo info about Wolvie:

Ground Magic: Zigzag, Stronger.
Air Magic: Zigzag, Stronger.
Super Jump Magic: Zigzag.
AC Finishers: Hard Punch, Hard Kick, Drill Claw, Air throw (?).

Regular Combos

S. HP, S. HK. 
2 HITS. *

C. HP, C. HK. 
2 HITS. *

C. MK, C. MK (OTG)-->Tornado Claw
6 hits *
Note: Easy to do, and pretty strong!

J. MP, J. MP \/ S. MP, S. MP. 
4 HITS *

D.S. LP, LK, MP, HP. 
4 HITS. *1/2

J. HP, C. HP --> TORNADO CLAW. 
6 HITS. *1/2

J. HP, DRILL CLAW. 
2 HITS. **.
Note: This combo doesn't seem like much, but trust me, it does insane damage.

D.S. LP, MP, HP --> DRILL CLAW. 
4 HITS. **

D.S. LK, MK, MK, HK, /\, S.J. LP, S.J. LK, S.J. MP, S.J. MK, AC FINISHER. 
8 HITS. **
Note: This is your standard air combo.

(in the corner) C. LP, XX BERSERKER BARRAGE X, OTG with S. LK, S. MK, S. MK,
S. HK. 16 HITS! **
Note: While the first hit is being done, quickly do the motion for the 
BBX. And no, you can't do an air combo after you launch them with the S. HK,
due to the rules of OTGing.

(in the corner) D.S. LP, S. LK, C. HP  --> BERSERKER BARRAGE, OTG with S. LK, 
S. MK, S. MK, S. HK. ~15 HITS **
Note: I've tried and tried again, but the BBX won't work in place of the BB.
It still does good damage, though. Again, you can't do an air combo after 
this one.

D.S. LK, MK, MK, HK, /\  S.J. MP, S.J. MP, S.J. MP, S.J. MP --> DRILL CLAW, 
SJ. HP. 10 HITS ***
Note: Aim the Drill Claw Up-Forward to lift the opponent up a little, thus 
letting you hit them with the S.J. Hard Punch. This is a good example of the
usefulness of the Jumping Medium Punch! Whenever you launch somebody, try 
just tapping /\ and start to ram on that Medium Punch button!

Launcher Combos

D.S. HP, S. HK. 2 HITS. * 
Note: This combo only works in the corner or on medium and big characters.

D.S. LP, C. LK, C. MP, S. HK. 4 HITS. **
Note: This combo is also a good combo to OTG opponents!

D.S. LK, S. MP, S. MK, S. MK, S. HK. 5 HITS. * 1/2. 
Note: Fun to watch, and (semi) easy to do!


Well, now you have a few pretty cool combos to use against your opponents! 
But, what ELSE are you going to do against them? This next section will tell
you the rights and wrongs.

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STRATEGIES
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OVERALL STRATEGY

	I can describe Wolverine in two words: Speedy Offense. You want to 
always keep the pressure on and barrage your opponent with Specials, big
combos, Infinity Specials, and just go all out. Since he has a healing 
factor, Wolvie will take less damage if you just keep dashing into your 
enemy with some of the combos mentioned. Your enemy, in turn will be trying
to hurt you but in the long run, will start to be hurt over time. If you 
have the upper hand, you'll win. I know of some matches where I would get a 
Perfect win just because I never stayed back or let up my attack. Since 
Wolvie is so insanely fast, your opponent, unless they are fast, will hardly
have any time to react if you just keep attacking. Just keep the pressure 
on, and sooner or later, Wolvie's speed and power will start to win the battle
for you. The Hard Punch, in any position, is a fantastic move to use if 
you want to pressure the opponent. Jumping, crouching, standing, wherever, 
it's an extrememly fast move, unlike SOME character I know (cough hack 
*JUGGERNAUT* cough cough). If you get low on life, use a Soul Gem if you 
have one or just play hit and run; Wolvie's good at that, too. ONLY do that
if you're low on life, though. Just remember to always be on the offense and
never let up. Pressure, pressure, pressure, is all you need!


WOLVIE'S BEST GEM: POWER

	Wolverine's best Gem, by far, would be the Power Gem. When he uses 
this Gem, he begins to be trailed by 2 or 3 mirror images that hit the 
opponent additionally every time Wolvie scores a hit. In other words, Wolvie
does about 3 times the damage as he normally would! When you pull off a 
combo, hoo boy, it does insane damage. Period. Not only that, but the 
launcher into the Super Jumping Medium Punch combo is NASTY. Since Wolvie's 
trailed by those mirror images, when he usually would be done with the air 
combo, nope, the mirror images CONTINUE to juggle the opponent in the air, 
even though Wolverine has already finished! Ouch, ouch, ouch! You just have
to see it to believe it. The only problem with this Gem is that there's some
slowdown when Wolvie starts to move around, but other than that, just scoring
a hit or two will really hurt the opponent, especially a Standing Hard Punch! 
Your main focus should be to launch the opponent and whup them in the air. 
By the way, you should have plenty of chances to since the Power Gem lasts 
a long time!

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VS. 

	I'm glad you know which way to go, but that ain't gonna stop me, here 
we go (Parappa point)! Okay, so you've learned a few things about Wolvie,
but you've still got a ways to go. Now it's time to go against the actual 
"opponents" that I keep refering to. Don't worry, this next section will 
tell you what to do right. Under each character's name, you'll see some 
traits about them (Speed, size, How to use combos effectively, when to use
Weapon X, etc.), along with a description and a list of their special moves 
with number of stars that show how effective is against you. These will 
(hopefully) show you the good things to do, and the bad things. Onward!

Here are some of the multiple choice categories and what possible ratings 
are for them.

Difficulty: Out of ****
Speed: Very Slow, Slow, Moderate, Fast
Size: Huge, Big, Medium, Small
Power: Powerful, Strong, Medium, Weak
Good Character to jump attack?: No, Sometimes, Yes
Different styles?: Aggressive Turtling, Hit and Run, Jump Attack, Up Close.  

BLACKHEART

Original name, huh?

DIFFICULTY: ***
SPEED: Slow
SIZE: Big
POWER: Strong
EASY TO SET UP FOR LAUNCH?: Yes
SHOULD YOU USE COMBOS OFTEN?: Yes
WHICH STYLES OF ATTACK SHOULD YOU USE?: Up Close, Jump Attack.
GOOD TIME TO USE WEAPON X: If you are in-between an him and a missed Inferno
that is still in effect. EX:  |%|  W      B 
					     OR 
					  W  |%|    B

SPECIAL MOVES:
Inferno: ***
Dark Thunder: **

INFINITY SPECIALS:
ARMAGGEDON: *
HEART OF DARKNESS: ***

	Blackheart can be a tough opponent if he starts to get the upper hand 
before you do. You'll have to have a mad offense to get through his line of
projectiles, which he'll try to shut you out with. Speaking of his projectiles,
they are are strong and effective, and they'll just keep on coming if you 
sit in one spot. He just keeps excecuting them if you stay back, so try to 
stay on the offense whenever possible. If he uses a Reality Gem, watch out,
he'll turn invisible and can use his power to his advantage. Additionally, 
his Heart of Darkness Infinity Special is one of the cheapest, longest 
lasting moves that I've seen for a long time, and can does really good 
damage. It's annoying, too. You just kind of sit there and watch while poor 
Wolvie gets juggled and juggled some more by those infernal demons until 
it's been about 22 hits, then when you think it's over, BOOM! He hits him 
with an Inferno. He'll use this mostly if you are far away, just like an 
Inferno, so it's better to stay in his face.
	On the plus side, however, Blackie can be easy, too. Jump attacks 
work great against him, because he doesn't really have any really good keep 
away moves to knock you out of the air. All he has is a couple specials
that keep you away from a distance. Dashes are very effective because he's 
too slow to do anything to counter it. Combos are really effective, 
especially ones that include Launchers. Blackheart can be launched one time 
after the other; again, he's too slow to do anything. If he misses an Inferno
and you're in-between him and it, pull off a Weapon X to kick some demon 
tail! The Berserker Barrage is okay, but he can counter with Dark Thunder or
Inferno, depending on where you are. Also, you have to be close to him to do
it, for some reason, the BB will just seem to go right through him and it
won't do the full 8 hits, doing a measly 3 or 4. Don't worry, though, you 
have plenty of chances for combos since his specials have horrible lag time.
Don't worry about the little demons he throws out, either, you can just jump
over those and nail him with a Diving Kick while he just sits there and waits
for them to disappear so he can attack again. One more thing: ARMAGGEDON 
SUCKS! This is probably one of the worst supers I've seen (although the 
Gamma Crush is pretty awful, too): It can be seen from a mile away and be 
blocked easily, can be dodged if you just stay in the air, does hardly ANY 
block damage, has horrible lag time, and doesn't even do too much damage 
even if it actually connects! Just keep jumping in and keep the pressure on,
and you'll be able to defeat Blackheart without too many scratches.


Captain America

For a defender of the country, he sure is a pretty average fighter.

DIFFICULTY: **1/2 
SPEED: Moderate
SIZE: Medium
POWER: Medium
EASY TO SET UP FOR LAUNCH?: Yes
SHOULD YOU USE COMBOS OFTEN?: Yes
WHICH STYLE(S) OF ATTACK SHOULD YOU USE?: Up Close.
GOOD TIME TO USE WEAPON X: When he misses a Charging Star.

SPECIAL MOVES:
Shield Slash: **
Stars 'N Stripes: **1/2
Charging Star: * 

INFINITY SPECIAL: 
FINAL JUSTICE: * 1/2

	Captain America can be a real pain if you underestimate him. He's 
moderately fast, but has some short, fast combos that do pretty good damage.
His Shield Slash is fast and deadly at close range, plus his Stars 'n Stripes 
does insane damage. The Shield Slash can take you out of a Drill Claw, too,
so only use the Drill Claw on the ground sparingly. Some of his regular moves
have really good range, and this can be annoying if you try to dash in for a
combo. Watch out if he uses a Power Gem--he'll start to be trailed by a 
couple shadows when he attacks and his moves will hit you three times 
instead of one, thus causing triple damage to you. Play Hit and Run at that
time. Oh, and don't let your guard down, either, or he might pull off Final
Justice. 
	Don't worry, though. Final Justice is kinda sad. It doesn't hurt as 
much as Wolvie's Weapon X (although it looks nasty), plus it can be blocked
easily, leaving the Captain wide open for a combo or Berserker Barrage X--no,
if you try the WX, Captain will have just enough time to block it. Speaking
of Weapon X, you have a good chance of connecting with it if you execute it 
quickly immediatly when Mr. America tries to hit you from a full screen away 
with a Shield Slash. Though he does have some okay moves that can counter a 
dash, I advise to keep dashing and launching him--Wolvie's speed and priority can 
beat out his moves most of the time. The Air Blade Kick is always a good move, and you should be able to 
hit him with it on more than one occasion. Also, if Captain tries to hit you
with a Charging Star (which he rarely ever does for some reason), block and 
counter with a BBX for punishment. Combos are very effective, especially the
air combos and BB into OTG combos. The BB, by the way, is a great move to 
use against Captain. I don't know why. Maybe it's because he just doesn't 
have very many counterattacks, or that the BB's speed beats him out, or 
maybe it's just that the BB is a great move. As always, you should pressure 
CA and never let up until he's beaten to a pulp. Overall, the battle against
the Cap'n shouldn't be too hard if you do the above. Remember, PRESSURE!


Psylocke

Hey! Did she just give me the finger before the fight started??

DIFFICULTY: **
SPEED: Fast
SIZE: Small
POWER: Weak
EASY TO SET UP FOR LAUNCH?: Yes
SHOULD YOU USE COMBOS OFTEN?: Sometimes
WHICH STYLE OF ATTACK SHOULD YOU USE?: Up Close
BEST TIME TO USE WEAPON X: Just as she uses a Psi-Thrust.

SPECIAL MOVES: 
Psi-Thrust: ** 1/2
Psi-Blade: **
Ninjitsu: ** 

Infinity Specials:
PSI-CHARGE: * 1/2
SUMANATRA KOUMO: * 1/2
PSI-MAELSTROM: * 3/4

	Psylocke's quick and though she may not look like it, can surprise 
you with some pretty good combos if you aren't careful in defending yourself.
She's small, too, so it might be tougher to pull off some of your combos.
Her Psi-Thrust is okay on the ground and pretty effective in the air. The 
Psi-Blade is pretty fast, does good damage, is a good keep away move, and 
can even OTG your fallen body after a good combo! Ninjitsu is a really annoying
hit-and-run move because she disappears, then she charges at you with a mini-
version of her Infinity Special. Not only can she do it in the air, she can't
be hit out of it while she does as well! This move is really frustrating 
when you're trying to dash in for a combo. Her Infinity Specials surprise 
you and hit you for okay damage. Her Psi-Maelstrom move does decent damage 
if it connnects correctly. 
	Fortunately, the P-M can be avoided easily since it has hardly any 
range and Psylocke uses it rarely for some reason (just like Cap uses Charging
Star rarely). Her Psi-Thrust is somewhat slow and can be blocked easily from
a full screen away. If timed correctly, you can even pull off a Weapon X and
catch her while she's stuck in the animation. For some reason, she hardly 
ever uses the Psi-Blade except to OTG you. If she ever tries Ninjitsu, block
it and use a Tornado Claw to keep her out. Also, if she does the Infinity 
Special (d'oh! I can't remember the name of it) uh, Psi-Charge or whatever, 
block it and counter quickly with either a Berserker Barrage or if you have
enough Infinity Special energy, the BBX. The Drill Claw is an effective air 
attack, but try to mix your moves up, don't rely on it. Wolvie should continue
to keep the pressure on, never letting up (as always). Even though Psylocke's 
quick, she's weak, unlike Wolvie, who's fast and strong as well. In short, 
watch out for Psylocke's speed but no matter what, constantly stay on the offense.
                                 
                          
Shuma Gorath                          

In Shuma's backstory, when he fights, it says that he changes form to become
the opponent's "worst nightmare" every battle. So, since Shuma never changes 
form during the game, every character in Marvel Super Heroes's "worst nightmare" 
must be a giant, one-eyed octopus with razor sharp teeth and the ability to 
shoot six giant eyeballs at you. O-kaaaay..     

DIFFICULTY: **
SPEED: Moderate       
POWER: Medium
POWER: Medium        
EASY TO SET UP FOR LAUNCH?: Yes
SHOULD YOU USE COMBOS OFTEN?: Yes
WHICH STYLE SHOULD YOU USE?: Up Close, Jump In
BEST TIME TO USE WEAPON X: While Shuma fires a Mystic Stare from a full 
screen distance.

SPECIAL MOVES:
Mystic Stare: ** 1/2
Mystic Smash: ** 1/2
Devitalization: * 

INFINITY SPECIAL:
CHAOS DIMENSION: ** 1/2

	Well, it's the old Octopus with one eye, is it? Shuma Gorath can be 
tough at times. One unique thing about his stage is that it goes on forever,
and there is no official "corner" in it. This means you can't knock him into
the corner with a BB or a BBX and OTG his fallen body. His projectile (Mystic
Stare) is pretty good, hitting you six times and resulting in big damage. 
Also, his Mystic Smash move will send him rolling into you and hitting you 
six times (must be his lucky number). This move is VERY fast to come out, 
and I've even seen him hit me with one, do a regular move to keep the hits 
going, then execute ANOTHER Mystic Smash for a whopping 13 or so hits! This 
only happened once, though, so don't expect him to use this as one of his 
main strategies. If you try to dash too much, Shumy will probably stick out
an attack: Standing Hard Punch, which does good damage and will knock you 
back, or his Standing Hard Kick, which hits you 5-6 times! If he ever uses 
his Infinity Special, the Chaos Dimension, RUN! If he connects with this 
move, say good bye to half your life bar! 
	Fortunately, the Chaos Dimension is pretty easy to avoid, since Wolvie
is faster than Shuma and can just Super Jump over his slimy little head. To 
me, Shuma Gorath's main weakness is probably that he has to charge for two 
seconds before he can excecute a Mystic Stare or Smash. This makes it so he
can't quickly counter a BB or any kind of fast move that works well up close, 
leaving him open to attack while he's still trying to find time to charge up.
He's kinda defenseless to air attacks, too, so make use of the Jumping Hard 
Punch or the Air Blade Kick in attacking him. His Devitalization move is 
probably the worst move ever to come out in the history of fighting games--
it has no range whatsoever. I've never been hit by it. As I've mentioned 
before, Shuma's stage has no end, but the good thing about this is that you 
can't get cornered, which can be annoying. A good time to use the Weapon X 
is when Shumy fires a Mystic Stare at you from a full screen distance--
Wolverine will just go right through it. I know this Weapon X through
projectiles is getting kind of repetitive, but I have to remind you when to
use it. Keep the pressure on Shuma, jumping in and BBing, and you'll be able
to send this purple mess back to where he belongs, if he belongs anywhere.


Spider Man

Just how much web fluid does ol' Spidey HAVE anyway?

DIFFICULTY: *** 1/2
SPEED: Fast
SIZE: Small
POWER: Medium
EASY TO SET UP FOR LAUNCH?: No
SHOULD YOU USE COMBOS OFTEN?: Sometimes
WHICH STYLE SHOULD YOU USE?: Jump in
GOOD TIME TO USE WEAPON X: Whenever he makes a mistake. Sorry, couldn't think
of anything else..

SPECIAL MOVES:
Web Ball: *** 1/2
Spider Sting: *** 1/2
Web Swing: **

INFINITY SPECIAL:
MAXIMUM SPIDER: ** 

	AAAAA!! I HATE THIS GUY!! Spider Man is probably Wolverine's worst 
nightmare come true (if the fact about Shuma Gorath becoming people's worst 
nightmare isn't true). He's fast, small, VERY annoying, he has very high 
priority on most his moves, his special moves are really cheap and annoying,
his combos do big damage, and he's just plain good. Watch out if he starts 
to barrage you with Web Balls; you can't do anything about it unless you SJ
in, in which case he'll probably do a Spider Sting on you, resulting in big
damage. If you ever try to dash in a lot, he'll use a Spider Sting, too, so 
only dash when he's not expecting it. The Web Swing does BIG damage against
you, so jump outta there if you see Spidey try to pull it off. Never let 
your guard down, or he might punish you with a Maximum Spider and take off 
half your life bar. Since Spidey likes to combo, get out of the way if you 
see him dash towards you and never try to fight him at close-quarters. 
Pulling off a Weapon X is VERY tough when you try to go through a Web Ball 
because they're just so dang FAST!
	Well, I have to say that Spider Man has very few weaknesses! The main 
strategy you should use is the Jump In strategy, which is very effective if
you are quick enough. "But what about the Spider Sting? Won't that take you 
out of a jump??" No, it won't, because Spidey rarely uses that if you're 
quick and hit him before he can react. It's kinda like how CA hardly ever 
uses the Charging Star--Spidey doesn't use the Spider Sting too often if you
jump in. The BB is great at close range, but if you use it from half a 
screen distance or more, Spidey will throw out a web ball, followed by 
others if you try to dash in some more. The Drill Claw is a pretty effective
move on the ground, so don't neglect it in the fight. Spidey's Web Swing 
might do great damage, but it leaves him WIDE open when blocked, setting 
him up for a BBX (no, WX isn't quick enough to catch him). If Spidey misses 
a Spider Sting, launch him on his way down and air combo him. The Maximum 
Spider leaves him open a bit when blocked as well, so take advantage of this
and do whatever you want with him--just make it quick, though.  


Stay tuned for more updates.....hopefully. I'm having a pretty tough time
with homework and other projects on the net.

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