Faq About:  Kensei 
Version:  Japanese
From:  Konami
Platform:  Playstation
Date:Jan 5, 1999
Author:  Jay Anthony M. Encarnacion
e-mail:  knight
        Kensei is one of those games which comes along not so often, but
carries some of the best elements in a game (a fighting game in
here).  Kensei puts a lot of emphasis on REAL LIFE martial arts. 
Each character has his own style which makes the game more
interesting.  

Contents:
I.  Title Screen
II. The Basic Moves
III. Getting The Sub Characters, Bosses, Hidden Characters
IV. Extra Mode
V. Questions

I.  Title Screen

    Normal Mode - Beat everone.
    VS Mode - Beat a friend.
    Time Attack Mode - See how fast you can beat everyone.
    Survival Mode - See how you fare against all the enemies.  Your
life bar gets partly                    replenished after each round. 
    Training Mode - Practice your combos in here with a friend or the
computer.
    Watch Mode - Pick two computer fighters and see how they beat
each other.
    Option Mode - Choose how you want to play the game.
    Extra Mode - More on this later.....

II.  The Basic Moves

    Punch - Square button
    Kick - Triangle
    Block - X button
    Catch - O button
    Counter - Hold back then hit Catch (O button) before the punch or
kick hits you.  Some moves     cannot be countered.
    Side Stepping - Double tap Up or Down
    Run - Double tap Forward
    Fast Step Back - Double tap Back
    Running Flying Kick - Double tap Forward then hit the Square
button
    Running Slide Kick - Double tap Forward then hit the Triangle
button

    *The moves for each character can be learned by pressing Start
then choosing the Commands option while fighting or while in Training
Mode.

III.  Getting The Sub Characters, Bosses, Hidden Characters

     The Sub Characters are the opponents you face on your 9th round
when playing the game in Normal Mode.  After you beat the game with
your character, his Sub Character will become playable.  Here is the
way to get ALL OF THE SUB CHARACTERS.  I also suggest that you first
put the game on VERY EASY, 20 seconds, 1 round against the computer,
to have them all faster.

Note:  The Sub Characters, Bosses, and Hidden Characters have similar
moves to their counterparts.

Beat The Game With                         Get
Yugo                                                 Akira
Yuli                                                   Quintao
Douglas                                            Cindy
Allen                                                 Steve
Ann                                                  Arthur
Heinz                                                Kornelia
Hyoma                                              Sessue
David                                                Mark
Saya                                                 Genya
*  After you get the Sub Characters from Yugi to Saya, go to Normal
Mode Again then finish the game with these characters.
Bosses
*Yugo                                               Zhou
*Akira                                               Kaiya
Hidden Characters
*Zhou                                               Kazane (Has moves
like Hyoma and Sessue's)
*Kaiya                                              Jelly/Billy
(Billy is his alternate costume)

IV.  Extra Mode

    After getting all of the Sub Characters, Bosses, and Hidden
Characters, you will notice that there will be a new mode in the
title screen, the Extra Mode.  After you choose that, a new screen
will appear.

    The new mode is actually a New Game!  It's called Running Bugi. 
It's like a time lap race where you use your characters to run around
a track.  Cute game.

V.  Questions

  1.  Why is it that THERE ARE NO ENDINGS IN THE GAME?  I have the
JAPANESE version, even though, why are there NO ENDINGS FOR THE
CHARACTERS?  Is there a way to see one?
 
  2.  Are there other extra games in this game?

        Enjoy the game anyway........heheheh...

                             Copyright To Jay Anthony M. Encarnacion, 1999
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