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  • Rival Schools FAQ

    ***Rival Schools: United by Fate/Shiritsu Justice Gakuen***
    *Shoma (Syoma) Sawamura FAQ version 0.2*
    -Best Viewed with Courier New Font-

    By: Shoma No Miko (contacts listed below)


    NOTICE: This FAQ is NOT to be used for money-making purposes. If you
    want to use the FAQ to be placed on a page, please acknowledge your
    information and ask for permission! As always, all characters are
    properties of their respective owners. Don't sue me, I'm poor!

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    1) FAQ Updates/Changes
    2) Contacts and Acknowledgements
    3) Introduction
    4) Shoma Bio
    a) Profile
    b) Personality
    c) Story
    5) Basic Game Controls
    6) Moves List
    a) Special Moves
    b) Burning Vigor Attacks
    c) Team-Up Attack
    7) Some Combos
    8) Miscellaneous
    9) Info needed/ Hopeful updates

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    1) FAQ Updates/Changes
    ________________________________________________________
    -Changed Introduction
    -Tweaked the Profile
    -Some small, almost unnoticeable,changes to Basic Moves List
    -Fixed Special Moves List errors
    -Added a few more combos
    -Added "Miscellaneous" section
    -Fixed Info needed/ Hopeful updates section

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    2) Contacts and Acknowledgements
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    These are all the people,companies,magazines, etc., that have helped me
    put this FAQ up
    (or had pix!). Thanks to you all! =)
    -"Batsu"
    -Mike
    -Jessie
    -Absolute Zero's Rival Schools Page
    (http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Castle/9607/rival.html)
    -Chika's King of Fighters Zone!!
    (http://chika.simplenet.com) [She has RS fan art!]
    -Capcom
    (http://www.capcom.com)
    -Fighters' Edge
    (http://www.fightersedge.com)
    -Game Pro Magazine
    (http://www.gamepro.com) or AOL Keyword: Game Pro

    Okay, if you want to e-mail me, use one of the addresses below. If you
    REALLY want me to get to you quicker, try the AOL address. Please
    subject the e-mail "FAQ Problem".
    -ShomaNoMiko@rotfl.com
    -DaigoNoMiko@goplay.com
    -DaigoNoMiko@rotfl.com
    -SakuraIso@aol.com


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    3) Introduction
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    The purpose of this here FAQ is to provide somewhat of a strategy for
    the Rival Schools character Shoma Sawamura -my favorite character, tied
    with Daigo Kazama. Now that the PSX version is out in the States (Sans
    "School Life Mode" which really sucks), this FAQ will be updated more
    frequently. This can be used for both the Arcade AND the PSX, though
    it's really aimed for the PSX...
    Many players of the game overlook Shoma because of his partners (face
    it, Natsu and Roberto aren't really that good...) or because of his
    appearance (i.e, the bat makes him look like he'd be a SLOW
    character,swinging that around). But in reality, Shoma, in MY opinion,
    is one of the best characters.He's rather powerful despite his
    dimunitive size and he swings that bat around pretty fast. His air-
    combos are pretty good too. Oh, and you just can't look over his short-
    tempered personality! ^_^
    Anyways, I hope the FAQ helps you in anyway possible with this guy.
    Translations aside, I tried very hard to make it understandable for you.

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    4) Shoma Bio
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    Sawamura Syoma "Bakurestu Suragga"
    Shoma (Syoma) Sawamura "Explosive Slugger"

    a) Profile
    ----------

    SEX: Male BIRTHDATE: October 10th
    ZODIAC: Libra BLOOD TYPE: O
    HEIGHT: 162 cm WEIGHT: 57 kg
    B-W-H: 92-78-80 RELATIONSHIP: He argues with Natsu Ayuhara
    LIKES: Baseball DISLIKES: Big people, basketball, volleyball
    SKILL: Baseball SCHOOL: Gorin
    GOOD SUBJECT: P.E BAD SUBJECT(S): Math,English
    CLUB: Baseball club PART-TIME JOB: No time!
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    b)Personality
    -----------------

    Has a quick temper and hates to lose. Has a strong sense of justice,
    but because he's so impulsive, he's always failing. Because he causes
    wild fights during matches, he's not really a member of the Gorin High
    School Baseball Team. He's extremely self-conscious about his
    shortness.He always fights with Natsu, who is tall and tries to make a
    fool out of him. Turns out, Natsu was an old friend from childhood, and
    now that she's become more of a woman, her casual actions have caused a
    lot of tension...
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    c)Story
    ----------

    His older brother, an ace pitcher from the same school, Shuichi, was
    attacked by someone. To clear his brother's humiliation of being cut off
    from being able to join a pro baseball team, to find out the truth, and
    for revenge, Shoma goes to raid other schools.

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    5)Basic Game Controls
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    DIRECTIONAL LEGEND:
    Down.....D
    Up.......U
    F........Forward
    B........Back
    DF.......Diagonally down-forward
    DB.......Diagonally down-back
    QCF......In a continous motion, go from D,to DF,to F
    QCB...... " ", go from D,to DB,to B
    HCF...... " ",go from B,to DB, to D, to DF, to F
    HCB...... " ",go from F,to DF, to D, to DB, to B

    ATTACKS:
    Shoma, like every fighter, has 4 different types of basic attacking:
    Weak Punch.......WP
    Strong Punch.....SP
    Weak Kick........WK
    Strong Kick......SK

    RUNNING AND MOVING AROUND
    Shoma, like every fighter, can execute these moves:
    High Jump.......D,U
    Mid-Air Jump....When knocked into the air,press any 2 buttons together
    Run.............F, Hold F
    Hop Forward.....F,F
    Hop Back........B,B
    Sidestep........WK+SK
    Upper Sidestep..D,WK+SK
    Shoulder Ram....While running press P
    Slide...........While running press WK
    Drop Kick.......While running press SK
    Rival Launcher..When close, DF+SP or DF+SK

    DEFENSE MANEUVERS
    Block...........Press B
    Tardy Counter...Block then execute a special move
    Knockdown Recoveries
    Roll Back...Press B
    Roll Front..Press F
    Stand.......Press U
    Side Roll...Press D
    Attack......Any attack after intial recovery

    THROWS:
    Along with those basics, Shoma also has throws. To execute a throw,
    stand close to your opponent and press WP+SP. To escape a throw, execute
    a throw. Got it? And to throw crouched opponents, simply press Down and
    WP+SP. To escape a crouched throw, press Down and execute the throw.
    =)As a standing throw, he picks the opponent up as if he were
    practicing, then he hits them with his bat.Crouched, he powerbombs them.
    And from behind them, he performs a German Suplex.

    TAUNTING:
    Taunting with Shouma is rather simple. Press select anytime during the
    fight. Pros? You get to piss your opponent off and hear Shoma talk smack
    while increasing your Burning Vigor Meter (described below). Cons? It
    leaves you wide open for attacks.

    BURNING VIGOR ATTACKS:
    Shoma has 3 (actually 2, one can be done in the air) Burning Vigor
    Attacks. What's that? A special meter that is similar to the meters on
    SF Alpha. When on level 1 or higher, Shoma can perform a "Super" Move.
    The B.V Meter has 9 levels and they're carried over in between rounds.
    To increase the meter, do one of the following:
    Get hit (Don't wanna do that!)
    Perform Special Moves
    Taunting
    Though it doesn't pertain to Shoma, several characters (like Natsu) can
    team-up to help raise the meter by about 5 levels. Of course, as listed
    below, your B.V meter has to be at least level 2 to do a team up...

    TEAM-UP ATTACKS:
    When Shoma's B.V meter is AT LEAST on Level 2, he can team-up with his
    chosen partner.If Shoma is the main character (the one fighting), the
    move depends on the character you picked as his partner. His partner can
    either tag-team with Shoma to beat the opponent (like Unmasked Akira's
    EVA rip-off), raise Shoma's B.V meter(like Hinata's Cheer up), or even
    restore some of his lost health (like Tiffany's *bleh* kiss).If Shoma
    ISN'T the main character, his Team-Up is Grand Slam (listed below) and
    it's an attack. If you know that you're not very good with Shoma, have a
    "healer" (Natsu,Hinata,Kyoko,Tiffany) as a partner.

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    6) Moves List
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    a)Special Moves
    ----------------------

    Cho-go-sok-kyu
    (Super Heavy, Fast ball)
    QCF+P
    Shoma pitches a rather small baseball as a projectile at his opponent.
    Its fast,strong, and has lovely reach.It can be done in mid-air and it
    will aim diagonally downward.
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    Dai-Kaiten Dahou
    (Big Rotating Batting Style)
    F,QCF+P
    Shoma swings his bat around pretty quickly and bats his opponent away.
    This is better done nearby since it hits twice.
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    Satsujin Suraidingu
    (Homicide Slide)
    QCF+K
    I don't know why they call this "Killer Slide". Shoma doesn't even
    slide! He just leaps up with a quick horizontal kick.
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    Go-kai Lead
    (Dynamic Lead)
    B + WK + SK
    At the beginning of the move, Shoma looks like he's taking off for a
    base (he looks so adorable!). You have one of two options: If you press
    Weak Kick after, he will perform a sliding kick. If you press Strong
    Kick after, he will perform "Satsujin Suraidingu". The slide usually
    catches people off guard but it has poor range.
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    Ippon Zuri Da-ho
    (Fishing-like batting style)
    HCB+P
    Shoma lifts his opponent up with his bat through their stomach, and then
    bats them away.
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    b)Burning Vigors
    (Done when meter is at level 1! Oh, and when you nail an opponent with a
    B.V, taunt them right afterwards.The meter, for some reason, fills up
    more.
    -----------------------

    Bunshin Makyu
    (Illusionary Diabolical Pitch)
    QCF,QCF+P
    Shouma throws a baseball that appears to be like about a hundred of
    them, at his opponent. It hits several times (about 4 or 5) and can be
    done in mid-air.
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    Ho~mu Ran Dahou
    (Home Run Batting Style)
    QCB,QCB+P
    Shoma does a souped up version of the "Dai Katen Dahou" here, batting
    his opponent away. It looks pretty painful. I've noticed that sometimes
    when the opponent is hit,they either fly back A WHOLE DAMN LOT or fly
    back as if they were hit by a normal move.
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    c)Team-Up Attack
    -------------------------

    Gurandu Suramu
    (Grand Slam)
    WP+WK or SP+SK
    Shoma's partner (in my case,Daigo ^_~),knocks the opponent up into the
    air and leaps up after him or her. At this time, Shoma is on the ground
    with his bat ready. His partner spikes the opponent down at him.Here is
    the part that makes me wince.Shoma then bats the opponent THE HELL AWAY
    with his bat. This is one of the more painful looking ones along with
    Boman's Backbreaker and Raizo's team-up.

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    7) Some Combos
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    WP,WP,SP
    Yield: 3 hits

    SK,F+SK
    Yield: 3 hits


    WP,WP,Hold F,SK
    Yield: 4 hits


    WP,WP,SK,Hold F,SP
    Yield: 4 hits.


    WP,WP,SP,Hold B,SP
    Yield: 4 hits.


    WP,WP,SP,Hold F,SK
    Yield: 5 Hits (Last hit takes off two hits).


    Jump in downwards with SP, Hold D,WK,"Dai Katen Dahou" with SP (F,QCF+SP
    in case you forgot).
    Yield: 4 hits.


    WP,WP,SP, Hold DF,SP,Hold U,WP,WP,WK,SP,Hold F,SP
    Yield: 9 hits.


    Hold DF,Hold U,WP,WK, "Bunshin Makyu" (QCF,QCF+SP)
    Yield: About 7 hits.

    WP,WP,SK,Hold DF,SP, Hold U,WP,WK,"Bunshin Makyu"(QCF,QCF+SP)
    Yield: 9 hits.
    This can only be done if your B.V meter is at least level 1. The last
    hit takes off 3 hits.

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    7)Miscellaneous
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    This section was made for information that could not fit any place else
    in this FAQ.

    Hey, I got some translations (kinda wonky, I suppose; my Japanese ain't
    all that)! Actually, I only have 3 (other than like his Burning Vigor
    where he says "Bunshin Makyu"). Any extra translations are appreciated!
    ^_^
    -(When Shoma wins a match, and he rubs the back of his head) "Uh
    oh..I've done it again..!"
    -(When Shoma is knocked out) "You stupid bastard!" (Bakayarou)
    -(When Shoma is prepared for a fight) "Let's play ball!"

    Shoma's voice actor Uueda Yuji (last name first, first name last), also
    plays the role of Sagara Sanosuke in Rurouni Kenshin. Eh, not important,
    but heck, maybe you might wanna know one day.

    I still haven't gotten Shoma's Home Run Derby on the Evolution Disk...
    If someone out there knows, let me know!

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    8) Info needed/ Hopeful updates

    -EVEN MORE combos
    -Endings and Dialogue...maybe
    -More translations
    -Special tips
    -Home Run Derby Tips


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    Eh, it's 1:30 am Sunday Morning...Sorry about being so lazy with the
    FAQ..ah well. Remember, e-mail me if you have any questions. Until then,
    toodles.

    --Shoma No Miko =)
    November 7th--er, 8th ^_^; 1998.

    Submitted by Shoma No Miko
  • Alternate Tiffany costume:

    Successfully complete arcade mode with Tiffany, Roy, and Boman. Then,
    enable short cut mode and choose the alternate character from the bottom
    row of the character selection screen.
    Submitted by None
  • Alternate Natsu costume:

    Successfully complete arcade mode with Natsu, Shoma, and Roberto. Then,
    enable short cut mode and choose the alternate character from the bottom
    row of the character selection screen.
    Submitted by None
  • Alternate Hinata costume:

    Successfully complete arcade mode with Hinata, Batsu, and Kyosuke. Then,
    enable short cut mode and choose the alternate character from the bottom
    row of the character selection screen.
    Submitted by None
  • Alternate Kyoko costume:

    Successfully complete arcade mode with Kyoko and Hideo. Then, enable
    short cut mode and choose the alternate character from the bottom row of
    the character selection screen.
    Submitted by None
  • Easy alternate costumes:

    Successfully complete the game once. Then hold L2 to select Tiffany,
    Hinata, Natsu or Kyoko.
    Submitted by None
  • Alternate evolution mode costumes:

    Eight different colors may be select for each character by pressing
    Square, Triangle, Circle, X, R1, R2, L1, or L2 at the character
    selection screen.
    Submitted by None
  • Rotate versus screen:

    Sweep the D-pad at the versus screen on the arcade disc. Note: Shortcuts
    must be disabled.
    Submitted by None
  • Rotate winning post screen:

    Hold Start and press the D-pad to rotate the winning post screen.
    Submitted by None
  • Bonus Game Modes

    The following secret modes will appear on the main menu after you've unlocked them.
    Target Mode: Finish a one player game playing as any character on any difficulty setting.
    Home Run Mode: Finish a one player game as Shoma on the highest difficulty setting.
    Shoot-Out mode: Finish a one player game as Roberto on the highest difficulty setting.
    Service mode: Finish the game with Natsu on the highest difficulty setting.
    Submitted by Nick M.
  • Special modes

    Complete arcade mose with Roberto to get shoot-out mode,Shoma for Home Run mode and Natsu for a serving mode
    Submitted by Brendan'cheat'Moss

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