Samurai Shodown 2

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Introduction

Community Links

  • FightCade : https://www.fightcade.com An online plateform for arcade gaming, where people gather to play online and chat about the game.
  • Discord Fightcade Group : https://discord.gg/q9ys2Wp A Discord group useful for finding people to play Fightcade games with.


Notation

Joystick Notation

  • f - Forward - Tilt stick forward/towards the opponent. (X-axis)
  • b - Backward/Back - Tilt stick backward/away from the opponent. (X-axis)
  • u - Up - Tilt stick upwards. (Y-axis)
  • d - Down - Tilt stick downwards. (Y-axis)
  • qcf - Quarter circle forward/Hadouken/Fireball - Tilt stick downwards, then to downwards and forward, then forward.
  • qcb - Quarter circle backward - Tilt stick downwards, then to downwards and backward, then backward.
  • hcf - Half circle forward - Tilt stick backwards, then to downwards and backward, then to downward, then to downwards and forward, then forward.
  • hcb - Half circle backward - Tilt stick forwards, then to downwards and forward, then to downward, then to downwards and backward, then backward.
  • dp - Dragon punch - Tilt stick forwards, then to downward, then to downward and forward.
  • Charge - Hold a tilt - Hold the stick in either B or D (Depending) then move to F or U respectively.

X-axis functions can be used interchangeably with Y-axis functions and vice versa. X-axis functions cannot be used in conjunction with another X-axis function and vice versa.

Button Notation

  • A - weak slash
  • B - medium slash
  • AB - fierce slash
  • Slash - any slash
  • C - weak kick
  • D - medium kick
  • CD - fierce kick
  • Kick = any kick

Descriptors

State Modifiers

  • st. - The following move should be performed in the standing position (neutral in the Y-axis).
  • cr. - The following move should be performed in the crouched position (held down in the Y-axis).
  • j. - The following move should be performed in the "in the air" position (After having held up in the Y-axis).
  • cl. - The following move should be performed close to the opponent.

Connectors

  • + : Used between two other pieces of notation to signify that they should be performed at the same time. i.e. "X" + "Y", "X" should be performed at the same time as "Y".
  • xx : Used between two other pieces of notation to signify that the first should be cancelled (Interrupted earlier than it would finish otherwise) into the second. i.e. "X" xx "Y", "X" should be cancelled into "Y".

Game Mechanics

Running

Press forward twice. Your character will keep running for a while even after you stop pressing forward, unless you cancel the run into something. Can be cancelled any time into:

  • Attack: you can press back to make normals come out faster (otherwise your character will keep running for a while before doing the normal). Certain attacks can vary when done while running (for example, Genjuro's running AB is his close AB instead of his far standing AB, Jubei's A and B change into their crouching versions, etc.).
  • Throw: B / AB or D / CD near your opponent. More info in the throws section.
  • Forward roll: press df while running.
  • Jump
  • Block

Backdash

Press back twice. The lenght of the backdash varies depending on the character. Backdashes have a few recovery frames upon landing.

Holding forward after you input a backdash will make you run as soon as you touch the floor.

Hop

Lie down

Rolling

Throws

Parrying

Weapon loss

Weapon grab

Items

Basic Strategy

Advanced Strategy

Tiers

Note: This is from an outdated Japanese matchup chart

Top Tier

88 Ukyo, 84 Charlotte, 84 Kyoshiro

High Tier

78 Genan, 75 Cham Cham

Mid Tier

74 Earthquake, 71 Jubei, 70 Sieger

Low Tier

67 Genjuro, 65 Galford, 62 Wan-Fu, 61 Nicotine

Bottom Tier

59 Hanzo, 58 Haohmaru, 53 Nakoruru

The Characters

Game Versions