Hello everyone, I have just joined this forum as I have been a fan of the Street Fighter series for the past 25 years since Street Fighter II and although I love the franchise to death and used to practice ruthlessly I have never been as good as what I would call a "Tournament Ready" player. Anyways, to get to the point of this topic for the past few years I have been working on trying to go through the Expert Mode challenges in Street Fighter EX2 Plus off-and-on in my spare time and I have had trouble with trying to complete a few of the challenges. In particular, I am trying to unlock the secret characters up to Kairi meaning I would have to do all of the expert mode challenges for all the characters up to all the C rank challenges (Haven't decided on trying to unlock Hayate yet although I'm thinking about it) and I have managed to accomplish this up to Challenge #13 for Darun where you are supposed to use Darun's Daikaku (triple punch button) to block Ken's Shoryuken along with using it as a buffer to do his super darun bomb (720 motion + any punch button). I am also having trouble with Challenge #12 for Garuda where you have to use a Soukondan on Ken then connect a Goga while Ken is in mid-air from the Soukondan along with Shadow Geist's D and C rank challenges as his also involve the super combos with the 720 motion. I remember a few years ago I had went through all the challenges with Zangief involving the 720 motion super combos although I can't remember what I did or how I did it and trying to practice the motion on my controller hasn't been doing me any good so I'm trying to find out what I doing wrong and why. Also, I realize the majority of Street Fighter fans hate the EX series for being so drastically different from your usual Street Fighter games although another reason I feel it is a good idea to go through these training missions besides for the purpose of unlocking Kairi is to use it as a training tool for certain regular Street Fighter characters practicing not only their special movies but also useful combos that I feel can be useful in other Street Fighter games as well since these games also include most of the regular Street Fighter characters. I also can imagine the question about the 720 motion on the d-pad has probably been asked on this forum somewhere before although I didn't really find the information I needed to know and don't want to revive ancient and dead posts from like 10 to 15 years ago so this is why I am posting a new thread not just about how to perform the 720 motion but as a thread for getting help in doing the Expert Mode challenges in EX2 Plus.