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= Introduction =
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==Introduction==
  
 
This page is about the Super Street Fighter II version of Ryu, also known as Old Ryu, or simply O.Ryu, for short. Ryu is the game's protagonist, and is considered a good all around character. Even though he is not the strongest in any aspect, he does have very good moves overall. Say, his projectile, the Hadouken, is the second best in the game, only after O.Sagat's Tiger. His special anti-air, the Shoryuken, is also the one with second best priority in the whole game, only after O.Ken's Shoryuken. Finally, his Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku recovers very quickly for this version, being good to reposition O.Ryu or surprise the enemy with a throw.
 
This page is about the Super Street Fighter II version of Ryu, also known as Old Ryu, or simply O.Ryu, for short. Ryu is the game's protagonist, and is considered a good all around character. Even though he is not the strongest in any aspect, he does have very good moves overall. Say, his projectile, the Hadouken, is the second best in the game, only after O.Sagat's Tiger. His special anti-air, the Shoryuken, is also the one with second best priority in the whole game, only after O.Ken's Shoryuken. Finally, his Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku recovers very quickly for this version, being good to reposition O.Ryu or surprise the enemy with a throw.
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Among all characters (old versions included), O.Ryu is considered to be in the same league as other strong characters, such as Guile, Dee Jay, O.Ken, O.Chun and O.Dhalsim. He is certainly behind the so called "big five", which consists of Dhalsim, Vega (Claw), Old Sagat, Balrog (Boxer) and Chun Li, and also behind N.Ryu, but not by any large margin.
 
Among all characters (old versions included), O.Ryu is considered to be in the same league as other strong characters, such as Guile, Dee Jay, O.Ken, O.Chun and O.Dhalsim. He is certainly behind the so called "big five", which consists of Dhalsim, Vega (Claw), Old Sagat, Balrog (Boxer) and Chun Li, and also behind N.Ryu, but not by any large margin.
  
==Color Selection==
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===Color Selection===
  
 
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To select Old Ryu, place the cursor over Ryu, press any button, then input "right, right, right, left." Press Jab to use the original color from SSF2 and either Jab + Short or Fierce + Short to use an alternate color.
 
To select Old Ryu, place the cursor over Ryu, press any button, then input "right, right, right, left." Press Jab to use the original color from SSF2 and either Jab + Short or Fierce + Short to use an alternate color.
  
==New & Old Versions Comparison==
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===New & Old Versions Comparison===
  
 
N.Ryu has a swing punch that is an overhead, that is, it can only be blocked while standing. Also, he has a diagonal jumping Strong punch that juggles and a Fierce rush punch that can be used as a combo started or a dash. Naturally, N.Ryu can soften throws and has a super move, which no old character can do. A few aerial attacks' hitboxes are much bettr for O.Ryu. Also, his far standing Short and Forward kicks have better hitboxes, but much longer start-up and active periods. O.Ryu's cr.Short and cr.RH have much better priority, while his cr.Strong and cr.Forward have one frame longer recovery.
 
N.Ryu has a swing punch that is an overhead, that is, it can only be blocked while standing. Also, he has a diagonal jumping Strong punch that juggles and a Fierce rush punch that can be used as a combo started or a dash. Naturally, N.Ryu can soften throws and has a super move, which no old character can do. A few aerial attacks' hitboxes are much bettr for O.Ryu. Also, his far standing Short and Forward kicks have better hitboxes, but much longer start-up and active periods. O.Ryu's cr.Short and cr.RH have much better priority, while his cr.Strong and cr.Forward have one frame longer recovery.
  
O.Ryu's ordinary (blue) Hadoukens have one less start-up and one less recovery frame, making the overall recovery 2 frames faster. Thus, they are much better for zoning. All O.Ryu's Shoryukens are also invincible on the way up, just like they used to be in the original SF2, but all versions knock down and the Strong and Fierce versions do more damage, like they do in Super Turbo ([read below]). O.Ryu's Tatsus recover much faster than N.Ryu's, making them better for shennanigans, but the Forward and RH versions do not travel as far. Finally, O.Ryu's air Tatsus have a 50% of being unblockable if they connect on the first frame.  
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O.Ryu's ordinary (blue) Hadoukens have one less start-up and one less recovery frame, making the overall recovery 2 frames faster. Thus, they are much better for zoning. All O.Ryu's Shoryukens are also invincible on the way up, just like they used to be in the original SF2, but all versions knock down and the Strong and Fierce versions do more damage, like they do in Super Turbo ([read below]). O.Ryu's Tatsus recover much faster than N.Ryu's, making them better for shennanigans, but the Forward and RH versions do not travel as far. Finally, O.Ryu's air Tatsus have a 50% of being unblockable if they connect on the first frame.
  
 
= Moves List =
 
= Moves List =

Revision as of 00:08, 25 April 2011

Old Ryu's portrait in Super Turbo

Introduction

This page is about the Super Street Fighter II version of Ryu, also known as Old Ryu, or simply O.Ryu, for short. Ryu is the game's protagonist, and is considered a good all around character. Even though he is not the strongest in any aspect, he does have very good moves overall. Say, his projectile, the Hadouken, is the second best in the game, only after O.Sagat's Tiger. His special anti-air, the Shoryuken, is also the one with second best priority in the whole game, only after O.Ken's Shoryuken. Finally, his Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku recovers very quickly for this version, being good to reposition O.Ryu or surprise the enemy with a throw.

Ryu's strategy in the Street Fighter II series is, mostly, to employ his Hadoukens wisely so as to pressure enemies and either force them to take risks or get pushed into the corner. As O.Ryu does not have a super, this is stressed even more. Would the enemy jump forward, Ryu has several moves to deal with that, being the Shoryuken the most damaging one. However, unlike Ken, his projectile has a relatively fast start-up, which allows him to use it as a poke tool. This is the main reason why he has less trouble against a number of characters which have the advantage or fair match-ups against Ken.

Super Street Fighter II Ryu has a completely invulnerable Shoryuken, which helps him in situations N.Ryu has trouble, such as against T.Hawk's Tomahawk Buster and Boxer's Buffalo Headbutt. His Hurricane Kick is not invulnerable up until it hits, like it was in CPS-1 Street Fighter II Champion Edition and Hyper Fighting, but ti recovers quicker than N.Ryu's. In addition to it, his crouching kicks have much better priority, making him a more solid zoning character. However, as any old character, he can never soften throws, he does not have ST Ryu's command punches and he has no super moves.

Among all characters (old versions included), O.Ryu is considered to be in the same league as other strong characters, such as Guile, Dee Jay, O.Ken, O.Chun and O.Dhalsim. He is certainly behind the so called "big five", which consists of Dhalsim, Vega (Claw), Old Sagat, Balrog (Boxer) and Chun Li, and also behind N.Ryu, but not by any large margin.

Color Selection

Normal Alternative
Ryu-old1.gif Ryu-old2.gif

--Born2SPD
To select Old Ryu, place the cursor over Ryu, press any button, then input "right, right, right, left." Press Jab to use the original color from SSF2 and either Jab + Short or Fierce + Short to use an alternate color.

New & Old Versions Comparison

N.Ryu has a swing punch that is an overhead, that is, it can only be blocked while standing. Also, he has a diagonal jumping Strong punch that juggles and a Fierce rush punch that can be used as a combo started or a dash. Naturally, N.Ryu can soften throws and has a super move, which no old character can do. A few aerial attacks' hitboxes are much bettr for O.Ryu. Also, his far standing Short and Forward kicks have better hitboxes, but much longer start-up and active periods. O.Ryu's cr.Short and cr.RH have much better priority, while his cr.Strong and cr.Forward have one frame longer recovery.

O.Ryu's ordinary (blue) Hadoukens have one less start-up and one less recovery frame, making the overall recovery 2 frames faster. Thus, they are much better for zoning. All O.Ryu's Shoryukens are also invincible on the way up, just like they used to be in the original SF2, but all versions knock down and the Strong and Fierce versions do more damage, like they do in Super Turbo ([read below]). O.Ryu's Tatsus recover much faster than N.Ryu's, making them better for shennanigans, but the Forward and RH versions do not travel as far. Finally, O.Ryu's air Tatsus have a 50% of being unblockable if they connect on the first frame.

Moves List

Normal Moves

Ground Normals

  • Close Standing Jab:
Damage 3 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stcljab2.png ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 4 5

ORyu performs an elbow smash in front and above his head. Fast start-up anti-air up close, with just OK priority.

  • Far Standing Jab:
Damage 3 ORyu stfarjab1&3.png ORyu stfarjab2.png ORyu stfarjab1&3.png ORyu stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 2 4 5

Rapid-fire Jab that has very good priority (ORyu's arm is completely invulnerable) but just acceptable reach and very low damage.

  • Crouching Jab:
Damage 3 ORyu crjab1&3.png ORyu crjab2.png ORyu crjab1&3.png ORyu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 2 4 5

Rapid-fire ducking Jab with OK reach and very good priority. ORyu's arm is completely invincible.

  • Close Standing Strong:
Damage 14 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stclstrng2&6.png ORyu stclstrng3.png ORyu stclstrng4.png ORyu stclstrng5.png ORyu stclstrng2&6.png ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 1 2 2 6 4 3 4
Simplified 3 2 17

ORyu performs a hook. This move has a not very good recovery, so try canceling it into some special such as the hadouken to avoid punishment.

  • Far Standing Strong:
Damage 14 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png ORyu stfarstrng3.png ORyu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png ORyu stfarstrng5 stfarfrc5.png ORyu stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 1 2 4 3 3 1
Simplified 3 4 7

ORyu performs a straight punch. This move has very good recovery, reach and priority. Works as anti-air against some moves, but notice ORyu's body moves forward a bit, so you need some room to use it correctly. ORyu's whole arm is invincible in this attack.

  • Crouching Strong:
Damage 14 ORyu crstrng1&5.png ORyu crstrng2&4.png ORyu crstrng3.png ORyu crstrng2&4.png ORyu crstrng1&5.png ORyu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 1 2 4 3 3 1
Simplified 3 4 7

ORyu does a crouching straight. Good damage, stun, recovery and priority. ORyu's whole arm is completely invincible.

  • Close Standing Fierce:
Damage 18 ORyu stclfrc1.png ORyu stclfrc2.png ORyu stclfrc3.png ORyu stclfrc4.png ORyu stclfrc5.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 3 2 6 10 13
Simplified 3 8 23

ORyu does a close upper. Good priority anti-air if the enemy is on top of you, and if he is close it can be canceled into any special attack for a basic but damaging combo. Bad recovery.

  • Far Standing Fierce:
Damage 18 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png ORyu stfarfrc3.png ORyu stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4.png ORyu stfarstrng5 stfarfrc5.png ORyu stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 3 2 6 10 12 1
Simplified 5 6 23

Similar to far.Strong, but with higher damage and longer reach, but the head hitbox moves forward just as much and the recovery is hideous. This move can not be canceled into specials, so make sure it hits or you will pay the price.

  • Crouching Fierce:
Damage 18 ORyu crfrc1&5.png ORyu crfrc2.png ORyu crfrc3.png ORyu crfrc4.png ORyu crfrc1&5.png ORyu crfrc6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 3 3 8 10 12 1
Simplified 3 11 23

Uppercut from crouching position. It does good damage and has a deceptively long horizontal reach, but just average to low priority and quite long recovery. This move is unsafe on block or hit and is mainly used in combos or as close-up anti-air. Favor standing Fierce if you can for the latter.

  • Close Standing Short:
Damage 8 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png ORyu stclshrt3.png ORyu stclshrt4.png ORyu stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 3 2 4 3 1
Simplified 5 2 8

O.Ryu performs a low kick that can be canceled into a far Short or crouching Short. This move must be blocked low.

  • Far Standing Short:
Damage 9 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png ORyu stfarshrt3 stfarfrwrd3.png ORyu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 3 3 8 4 1
Simplified 6 8 5

High side kick with good priority, but sort of slow. Good anti-air, but it is slower than N.Ryu's.

  • Crouching Short:
Damage 3 ORyu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png ORyu crshrt2.png ORyu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png ORyu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 2 4 5

Rapid fire crouching low kick. This comes out slightly fasteer than N.Ryu's and has great priority: the whole leg is completely invincible during the move.

  • Close Standing Forward:
Damage 15 ORyu stclfrwrd1&5.png ORyu stclfrwrd2&4.png ORyu stclfrwrd3.png ORyu stclfrwrd2&4.png ORyu stclfrwrd1&5.png ORyu stclfrwrd6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 1 6 4 4 1
Simplified 3 6 9

Knee bash with a good recovery.

  • Far Standing Forward:
Damage 15 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png ORyu stfarshrt3 stfarfrwrd3.png ORyu stfarshrt2&4 stfarfrwrd2&4.png ORyu stfarfrwrd5.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Count 5 6 8 6 1
Simplified 11 8 7

High side kick with good priority, but hideous start-up. Good anti-air if you can hit the button early enough, but odds are you can't.

  • Crouching Forward:
Damage 14 ORyu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png ORyu crfrwrd2&4.png ORyu crfrwrd3.png ORyu crfrwrd2&4.png ORyu crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png ORyu crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 1 2 6 4 4 1
Simplified 3 6 9

Crouching side kick. This move has good reach and recovery, but is has projected vulnerable hitboxes before it becomes active. It is an important tool when closing the gap on the enemy and trying to push him into the corner as it can be canceled into Hadoukens. It is also used in bread and butter combos.

  • Close Standing Roundhouse:
Damage 19 + 3 ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png ORyu stclrh2.png ORyu stclrh3.png ORyu stclrh4.png ORyu stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png ORyu stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&7 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&5 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel No
Frame Count 3 4 8 4 10 1
Simplified 7 8 4 11

ORyu performs an axe kick that hits twice if the enemy is close enough. This is not a very useful move, but it is safe on block from point-blank range and often trades with aerial attacks. If you use it as a meaty, you can combo a crouching kick for two or three hits. you often have better options, though.

  • Far Standing Roundhouse:
Damage 19 ORyu stfarrh1.png ORyu stfarrh2.png ORyu stfarrh3.png ORyu stfarrh4.png ORyu stfarrh5.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 2 4 8 10 7
Simplified 2 12 17

ORyu's staple Roundhouse kick. Mediocre anti-air that can be canceled in the odd event that it hits during the first active part. This move can not be canceled into specials if it hits while the leg is fully extended.

  • Crouching Roundhouse:
Damage 17 ORyu crrh1.png ORyu crrh2.png ORyu crrh3.png ORyu crrh4.png ORyu crrh5.png
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel Yes
Frame Count 3 6 6 8 11
Simplified 3 6 25

ORyu's sweep kick. This move generates a fast knockdown if it hits. It has good range and the priority is such that it beats or trades with a number of moves. The recovery, however, is very long, so good players will try to bait this move so as to punish it afterward. This can be canceled into Hadoukens so you can push the enemy towards his corner or ShoORyukens and Short tatsus for super meter.

Aerial normals

Special Moves

The Basics

Advanced Strategy

Match-ups

Vs. Balrog (boxer):

Vs. Blanka:

Vs. Cammy:

Vs. Chun-Li:

Vs. Dee Jay:

Vs. Dhalsim:

Vs. E. Honda:

Vs. Fei Long:

Vs. Guile:

Vs. Ken:

Vs. M. Bison (dictator):

Vs. Ryu:

Vs. Sagat:

Vs. T. Hawk:

Vs. Vega (claw):

Vs. Zangief:

Vs. O. Balrog (boxer):

Vs. O. Blanka:

Vs. O. Cammy:

Vs. O. Chun-Li:

Vs. O. Dee Jay:

Vs. O. Dhalsim:

Vs. O. E. Honda:

Vs. O. Fei Long:

Vs. O. Guile:

Vs. O. Ken:

Vs. O. M. Bison (dictator):

Vs. O. Ryu (self):

Vs. O. Sagat:

Vs. O. T. Hawk:

Vs. O. Vega (claw):

Vs. O. Zangief: