Victorious Boxers FAQ v 1.0 started Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 2:54 am Table of Contents: 1. Purpose of this FAQ- Prologue 2. Ippo Story Mode 3. Masaru Aoki Story Mode 4. Tatsuya Kimura Story Mode 5. Mamoru Takamura Story Mode 6. Genji Kamogawa 7. Contact Info and use of this FAQ 8. Conclusion ------------------------------------------- 1. Purpose of this FAQ Hello reader, The purpose of this FAQ is to let players of Victorious Boxers see a way to beat opponents in the Story Mode. If you do not know how to use the controls or anything of that nature, this is not the FAQ for you. This FAQ should more accurately be called a journal entry because it is intended more for those who are familiar with the game. However, to be thorough, it will cover every opponent, from the very crappy to the very hard. This FAQ's sole purpose is to show the reader a way to beat the opponents. The way I fight guys may not be the way you fight, but the way I fight on the game does produce positive results. I'm not trying to teach anybody how to counter punch or how to be a skillful, exciting fighter. Personally, I think the way I fight is exciting. Let's get down to business. --------------------------- 2. Ippo Story Mode 1) Ichiro Miyata - Blast him to the body with the special upper cut punch. Don't worry about dodging, just march straightfoward and walk through his punches. It helps to move slightly to the left while throwing the special uppercut so it lands cleanly in the body. Knock him down three easy times and you win. Easy enough. You should always move forward and be aggressive as hell. 2) Naoya Ogawa - Same as Ichiro Miyata, but you only have to knock him down twice, as is true for all of Ippo's first few opponents. 3) Yusuke Oda Same as Ichiro Miyata. 4) Yoshio Fujiwara This guy headbutts, but this should be no problem. Same as Ichiro Miyata. Remember, be aggressive. 5) Jason Ozuma This finally start getting a little bit harder, but not too bad. Ozuma hits hard but he mainly throws telegraphed hooks. Duck his hooks and hit him in the gut with the special upper cut and normal upper cuts (or any body shots to wear him down). The quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line, so blast him with your straight right when he throws those big slow hooks. It'll snap his head back and if you do this stuff well enough, you can drop him twice in the first round and win. Remember, Ozuma is taller, so do what the shorter boxer has to do, get inside, duck, take away that advantage. Be sure to duck at least some of Ozuma's hooks or it could be a short night for Ippo. 6) Kenta Kobashi Kobashi is a defensive weak fool. March through his punches. He's going to do nothing but retreat, so you have to chase him. I usually charge forward with the dash (quickly press up twice, holding it the 2nd time) and blast the fool with the special uppercut. Just stay aggressive with him and blast him in the body with that special uppercut, should be down in 1:30 or so of round 1. 7) Ryuichi Hayami Hayami can be very frustrating and annoying. This guy is a cutie boxer who is way too overly defensive. Don't try hitting him in the head too much because its a waste of time. At the same time, this guy has no power so don't worry about taking shots from him. Walk forward and try taking this guy's speed away some by throwing bodyshots. Body uppercuts, hooks, and straights, mainly the uppercuts though are the most effective. Then of course blast this guy with Ippo's special upper cut all day, stay very aggressive and right on top of this guy and he should drop by no later than round 2. Beware of Hayami's special, which is a flurry of left and right hooks. They don't do much damage if you get hit by one set, but a couple sets can send Ippo flying. I've found it effective to throw a straight or right hook to Hayami's head immediately while he is still throwing his flurry of hooks. Guy isn't difficult but can frustrate you cause he runs as bad as De La Hoya. 8) Ryo Mashiba I hate this guy more than anyone else on the game. Don't exactly know why, but I do. He's much taller than Ippo and he backs up and flickers his annoying jab at Ippo. He has a little power too, so its good to not absorb every punch the bum throws. The most effective way to beat him is to charge after him, make sure you stay inside and blast his body like you're Rocky Balboa in a meat factory. Use body uppercuts and the special upper cut, break bones, kill this guy. Watch out for his annoying overhand right and try avoiding it. If he catches you more than a couple times, you're likely to fall. Catch this turkey with those good bodyshots and he'll be smoked in the first round. 9) Takeshi Sendo Sendo is the first real step up in competition for Ippo. He fights back and he's out to keep his East Japan rookie title. Fight him about like everyone else though. Blast his body with the body upper cut. Don't even bother using that new special cause basically its useless against everyone in the entire game. Dodge some of this guy's punches and try landing some right hooks, he's pretty easy to hit with them. Mostly pound his body though and he'll be out by round 2, although its very possible to get the TKO in 1. 10) Keigo Okita If Kobashi and Ichiro mated to have a child, Okita would be that child. He looks just like them. Fights about the same. Mainly uses straights that have a little sting to them, but nothing worth dodging. Walk forward and blast his body. Use that special uppercut (am I a broken record yet?) and he'll be out late in round 1 or early in round 2. No sweat. 11) Takuma Saeki This guy can really be a pain in the butt to beat. He is the fastest guy on the game and he's hard to hit in the head at first. For the first round and a half, do nothing but throw body uppercuts and special uppercuts to this guy's stomach. That'll take away some of his quickness. This guy has no power so don't worry about getting hit unless he starts beating the fool out of you, but like I said it doesn't hurt you much, so no chance of getting Kayoed. After you get your first knockdown against him from the body shots, you can pretty much do what you want to with him, although its best to go ahead and put him away with special upper cuts. 12) Vorg Zangief Zangief is fairly easy to beat. Now Ippo has the new Gazzel punch. Start the fight by charging inside early and blast away with the special uppercut. Zangief has enough power for Ippo to respect, so dodge some punches and don't let him wail on you. Then after the first minute or so, bring out the new tool, the Gazzel punch. To use this move to its best effect, get Ippo slightly to the right of Zangief and blast him. If you're doing it correctly, Zangief will show some obvious sign of pain each time the gazzel punch hits him (he'll jump a little or something, you'll know what I mean). Hit him with that Gazzel punch, throw in a few more special upper cuts, throw in a hook or two to the head for fun if you'd like, you should be able to put him away late in round 1. Big title fight lies ahead. 13) Eiji Date Ah, the flyweight champ, finally, Ippo's moment to shine. Eiji Date is really simple to beat if you know how to beat him. If you've been trying hard to beat him and thats why you're here, you'll kick yourself after seeing how easy it is. Obviously, Date has a powerful punch, namely his corkscrew special punch. In order to beat Date, its a good plan for Ippo to avoid that corkscrew punch at all costs. To do this, get to the right of Date, then blast away all day with the Gazzel punch. If he runs, chase him, but stay to the right of him so he can't catch you with that corkscrew punch. Try to sort of align Ippo's left leg in between Date's legs. You may have to play around with it to see where the best spot to get to effectively land the Gazzel punch to the body is. But once you get it, you can easily drop Date in round 2 or 3. Its possible to get him in round 1 if you're really aggressive. Ippo's comeback 14) Ponchai Chuwatana This guy is easy enough to beat. Now Ippo has a new punch, the Dempsey Roll. To beat Chuwatana, first use the Gazzel punch and super uppercut a few times, maybe some hooks or whatever for the first 30-45 seconds. Then, hold R1 and start pressing X to do the Dempsey Roll like crazy. Be persistent, you'll knock the guy down. When he gets back up, do it again, then again and you win. I've noticed its best to come in from side angles with the Dempsey roll rather than straight head to head. Also, its good to duck a punch and immediately go into the dempsey rolls. Quite fun too if ya ask me. 15) Takeshi Sendo II Its finally here! Ippo vs. Sendo II. It has been a while since these two young fighters crossed paths. Now they meet again, this time both bring more experience to the table. Sendo has plenty of new tools to use. You can quickly stop him though. Use the dempsey roll like crazy and he'll drop 3 easy times. Another one bites the dust. 16) Kazuki Sanada Annoying guy but easy enough to beat. Watch out for his annoying series punch. Got a little sting to it, but mainly just a pain to put up with. This guy sure does look a lot like Peter McNeely. Use "Iron" Ippo Makunouchi's dempsey roll like crazy again, this punk'll drop 3 quick times again. Successful title defense. This guy should've been one of Ippo's first ever opponents. 17) Hammer Nao This guy is just fun to pound away on. Do what you want to this sucka. Dropped down from Jr. Welterweight to fight ya. Its Kostya Tszyu, he's clumbsy, slow, and easy as hell to hit! Guess he finally realized that he screwed Zab Judah out of that title eh and wouldn't give him the rematch. Now he's here to fight Ippo. Ippo can do like Zab was doing and pound away with any tool of choice. If you have ANY trouble with this guy, go with the Dempsey roll. You'll have Hammer Nao naming that Ludacris song..."Oh no!!!" and Ippo'll be singing "All eyes on me." Won't even get to play Canibus's "2nd Round Knockout" cause this one will end in one. 18) Yi Yonsu This guy is also EXTREMELY easy. If you need help with him, you should give up. Look at how far you've got, what you need help with Yi Yonsu for? Players choice of what tools you wanna use. Beat this guy at will with anything. His punches are weak, don't bother dodging them unless you're just counter punching or something. Should take him out in 1. use Dempsey roll if ya want. 19) Iwao Shimabukuro I guess the developers wanted Ippo to have twenty opponents in the Story mode. This guy's whole gimmick is that he is shorter than Ippo. They try making it like that is an advantage. Is this guy supposed to be David Tua? Maybe so cause he sucks too. You can pretty much have your way with this guy. He does seem to sometimes hit a lot, but you shouldn't get knocked down by him. And if you do, so what? Get up and drop this fool. Use whatever you want, Dempsey Roll does fine. 20) Ryuhei Sawamura Now I know a lot of people seem to have problems with this guy. Personally, I never had a problem with him ever. I was surprised anyone even remembered this guy. He's Ippo's last fight. When I first played the game I thought you kept Ippo throughout the entire Story mode, so I thought it was just another guy to fight. Seems like he knocked me down once but I never care when I get knocked down cause I always fight like Fernando Vargas or Gatti or something. I come for war and go crazy. Come out extremely aggressive, charge forward and use the dempsey roll. It may take you two rounds and you may even get knocked down, but ignore it, just get up and come after him. Break his jaw! Kill this guy, he sucks! He's easy, ignore the hype. Break his glass jaw! Walk through his jokes for punches and KO this sucker. Congratulations, you've finished the Ippo portion of the Story Mode. Condolences, the Ippos portion is the most fun part. Its downhill from here on excitement level (in my opinion). --------------------------------------------------------- 3. Masaru Aoki Story Mode 1) Bull Ushida Ushida is an aggressive boxer who brings it to you. Go to war with this guy. He's not difficult, but he can occassionally catch you with some good punches so watch it a bit. Aoki has two specials that are any good, the Double punch and the corkscrew punch. To hit your opponent with either of these punches, get to the side of the opponent. In other words, don't let your head be aligned straight in front of your opponent's head. Get slightly left or right and use them. The double punch lands faster and seems more effective, but the corkscrew punch is a little more powerful when you do land it. Ushida is easy to hit with straight punches to the head. The double punch is your best bet. Just stay on top of him and he'll be out by round 2. 2) Jackal Ito Ito likes backing up and fighting, staying outside. Not a power threat, but he is slightly fast. Right hooks work very well against this guy. You can hit him with right hooks all day. Left hooks get in too after you land a few good rights. Then, this guy crumbles when you land the corkscrew punch against him. He moves out of the way of the double punch well, so just stick with the corkscrew and hooks. This guy is no problem. You will have him by round 2. 3) Snake Thomas This thai fighter is no problem. The whole point of this fight is to get you used to using the special punches. Use the double punch and corkscrew punch at will. Some straights will do some damage too. Guy isn't much of a threat at all, so have fun knocking this joker out in the first round. If you don't get him in the first round or two, there is a problem. You need to increase aggression. 4) Boy Arate Arate punches fast and his punches have a little sting to them, but not enough to dodge them. Go straightforward and blast this guy with double punches, corkscrews, and hooks. He goes down to all of them pretty quickly. Easy guy to beat in the first round, definitely no later than the 2nd round. You can easily land straight punches too. This guy is players choice. Have fun. 5) Ippo Makunouchi sparring Here is a real challenge. Ippo is a real fighter and pretty hard to beat. Use the body uppercuts to break Ippo down for the first two rounds. Then in the third round use some more body uppercuts and throw in some hooks to the head. You should be able to drop him a couple times in the third. Then he'll clam up like a turtle in a shell not wanting to get knocked down again. He throws a lot less punches once he's been knocked down twice. Use the double punch and/or corkscrew with some hooks and he should drop. If he makes it to the fourth, do the same thing you did in the third. Don't absorb all of Ippo's punches, block and dodge some at least cause this little man hits hard. This may take you a couple times to beat him. Congratulations when you beat him. This is one of the hardest on the game I think. 6) Paddy Magramo Easy fight. Chase him with your corkscrew punch and put him down three quick times in round one. No problem. He does throw some good series' of punches, but nothing to worry about. Just step to the side when he throws fast and pop him with that corkscrew. He'll drop like a ton of bricks. 7) Katsutaka Imae The Japanese Lightweight title bout, finally. Imae is the lightweight champion, but don't worry he's no Floyd Mayweather Jr. This guy is not much of a problem, but he is annoying to fight cause he runs from you. He is fairly easy to hit with the double punch, but not very easy to catch with the corkscrew punch. If he's running from you a lot, use a bunch of body uppercuts for a while until he quits running as much. Knock him down twice with some double punches, then use the Look Away (R1+X) to make the guy turn. Then blast him with the corkscrew punch and he'll fall. The winner and NEW Lightweight champion...Aoki! Congrats. --------------------------------------------- 4. Tatsuya Kimura Story Mode 1) Shinji Kanzaki There are no useful specials for Kimura, so you gotta just use normal punches. Two words for this first opponent, head shots. Any of them will do. This guy is a running punching bag. Chase him and pound him at will. No problem, TKO by 2 at latest. 2) Hiroshi Nishimura Guy is easy enough opponent. He starts out slightly fast and ambitious, so stop his ambition with some good body upper cuts. Then blast away at his head with hooks. He'll be down by round 2. No problem, shouldn't be hard at all. 3) Takeshi Ryuzaki This guy is fast and may seem like he'd be a little hard, but he's easy. To start off, blast this guy with lots of body shots to slow him down a bit. Then, hook him to death. He'll be down by round 2 or 3 at the latest. No problem. Knock that afro off his head. 4) Porn Morocotte Sorry, but I just think this guy's name is funny. Porn, lol. Anyhow, beating gay Porn is easy enough. He isn't a power threat and doesn't throw too many punches. His punch count virtually vanishes once you pop him a few good shots. Player's choice on what to use. Personally, I like the hooks and body uppercuts with the occassional straight right. Let us march on. 5) Nefma Ozca What a joke of an opponent. Another defensive bastard. You gotta go in and be aggressive. Charge forward and blast this guy with right body uppercuts. This guy likes to block everything else and you know he won't make an exciting fight. Put him away with a few body shots and get outta this boring waste of a match. 6) Ichiro Miyata sparring Amazing that this is the first guy you actually fight on the game. Now apparently he's good. Well, he's a little challenging, but not that hard really. Blast this guy to the body with body uppercuts for a while, then catch him with some right hooks. He'll eventually drop. Keep on doing this until he's down 3 times or for the Kayo. You can try the dragon fish blow if ya want, but I think the punch is stupid and basically useless. Let's move on. 7) Ryo Mashiba Yep, the same big fool that you fought as Ippo. He's a little harder now because you have a guy that isn't as good as Ippo fighting him (even though he is in a higher weight class). This is for the junior lightweight title. Pound this guy's body and stay to the right to avoid getting hit by his overhand right. Then use some hooks and you got him with no real problem. Don't even bother with that stupid dragon fish blow. Its hard to land and has little effect anyhow. Congratulations when you win, another story completed. ------------------------------ 5. Mamoru Takamura Story Mode 1) Atsushi Tamaoki If you need help with this guy, you've got a serious problem. Takamura has no special punches but he doesn't need them. He's such a powerful middleweight that he only needs basic punches. Use them and chase this guy down. Should beat him in round 1. Really, you should beat him in the first minute of round 1. Have fun. 2) Bear The bear, I know, how unrealistic eh. In the acting world, we call what is needed "suspension of disbelief." The bear is hard as hell to defeat because, as you know, he only requires a punch or two to defeat Takamura. You probably won't beat the bear the first time you fight him. If you lose and don't want the loss on your record, press R1+R2+L1+L2+start+select all at once. It takes you back to the main screen and doesn't count on your record. Go back to story mode and continue from previous story mode at the bear. To beat the bear, I've found it best to go right up to him while he's still down and blast him in the face with body uppercuts (sometimes regular uppercuts will work). When he rises up on his hind legs, run! Wait until he goes back down. Sometimes he'll throw one punch and sometimes he'll throw 3 punches, so just wait for him to go down. Make sure you're back well out of his reach cause he has some long arms. Keep uppercutting that big head until you got one dead bear. Yogi ain't getting up again. Give him a big booboo (terrible pun I know). 3) Takaaki Ito This guy is what he looks like, a bigger version of Hammer Nao. Go pummel him at will. This guy has a worse chin (or maybe Mamoru is just more powerful) than Hammer Nao. Easy first round Kayo. Don't ya just love Mamoru Tyson? Err...Takamura ;) 4) Morris West When you're as good as Mamoru Takamura, you don't need to least thats what Takamura thought. He comes in and barely makes weight so he's fatigued. He is weaker than usual and it shows. Do body shots and hooks to Morris West and he should be down by round 3. Its still easy, but takes longer because Takamura is weaker this time. Using more body shots will produce an earlier stoppage. Go for it! 5) Brian Hawk Brian Hawk is the WBC Junior Middleweight champion (or super welterweight). He is the best boxer on the game, but don't let that scare you. He's easy enough to beat if you fight him correctly. Chase him and be extremely aggressive with him. Use lots of hooks and body uppercuts. Don't let him breathe. You should be able to stop him by round 3. If you don't stay aggressive, he can start to get an edge and get Takamura in trouble. Don't let that happen. Comment: I think its interesting that they actually have a real boxing title on this game. Too bad Vargas and De La Hoya aren't actually on the game eh. --------------------------- 6. Genji Kamogawa Story Mode 1) Ginpachi Nekota Its a walk down memory lane with Genji Kamogawa, the trainer. Back in the old days he was a boxer. This first fight is against his long time friend and rival, Nekota. Nekota is fast and has a similiar style to Takuma Saeki, about the same amount of power too. Expect a long fight. Genji is slow and has no special punches, so you have to dodge Nekota's punches and land your own hooks and right straights. Also throw a lot of body shots to wear Nekota down. Mentally keep track of the knockdowns and make sure you always have at least one more knockdown over him than he has over you. Its very easy for this fight to go the distance (10 rounds), so you want one knockdown more to ensure the decision victory. Stay aggressive, but counter punch and throw body shots. He should be yours around round 8, maybe 7 if you really catch him heavily early. Expect a long fight. Don't look for the knockout in this fight. Just let it come when it comes. Go in expecting to go the distance and it helps a lot. Fight each round aggressively and don't get lazy or bored in there. Make yourself focus and you'll win. 2) Ralph Anderson Anderson beat Nekota into a coma, now Kamogawa wants to avenge his friend. Ralph Anderson is an American soldier and he's significantly bigger than Kamogawa. When you fight him, don't stand toe-to-toe with him because he's much more powerful. Duck low A LOT and blast Anderson's body with uppercuts for the first couple rounds. Then throw a special Iron Fist body shot or two, but make sure you connect with them because you only have five Iron Fist punches total. Make them count. You almost have to break Anderson's body down to beat him. And don't get hit much or you won't last long. The no three knockdown rule is in effect so you have to get the Kayo. You gotta do like Rocky did in Rocky III against Clubber Lang. You have to put him away early. Break the body down and then blast him with the special. May take you a couple times of playing him, but Anderson is very beatable. Oh, if you do get knocked down, press the buttons rapidly. I didn't think it mattered but I do seem to get up more often when I do press the buttons. This is the last guy on the game. You beat him then you've beaten everyone. Congratulations, now have fun playing the Vs mode. -------------------------------------- 7. Contact Info and Use of this FAQ If you have any questions/comments about this FAQ or Victorious Boxers, feel free to email me at one of the two addresses: Those are also my MSN messenger screen names. IM me if you want. My name is Evan Anyone can use this FAQ however they please as long as they are not profiting from it. I doubt anyone could make much if any profit from this but yeah. Distribute this FAQ freely. Anybody can add onto it, edit it, rip it off completely, or whatever. Actually if you could profit from it, you could probably do so and I'd never know about it. Then if I did know about it, what would I do? Sue you? Call the cops? Please, lol. Gotta have money to sue and gotta like cops to call them. ------------------------------------ 8. Conclusion Well, this has been my first FAQ and probably the one one I will ever author. If you think I should add things, I don't really want to hear about it unless it pertains to the Story Mode. Please don't email me saying that my methods of winning are bad. The way I wrote this FAQ was like this: 1. I typed the opponent name out. 2. I played the match and paid close attention to how I won. 3. I typed it up right there after each match. Therefore, the methods of winning are tested and proven to work. If you don't like my methods, that is your right, but please don't bother me to tell me so. I really don't care. The point of the FAQ is to instruct people on A method of beating everyone so they can unlock them and play the VS mode, which I think is the best part about the game anyhow. I didn't like the Story Mode all that much. I think you should choose who you have in a story mode. If you have any requests on how to beat computer opponents in VS Mode, e-mail me and I'll update this FAQ with requested VS Mode matches (IE Takuma Saeki vs. Jason Ozuma, Ippo vs. Takamura, etc) Well, hope you enjoyed it. I can't say I enjoyed every match, but it was good to play the Story Mode all the way through again. Hopefully somebody reads this thing. If not, ah what can ya do? Later.