Time for a new thread. The game is out now and a couple of people have it, so now people can actually talk about the game. Let's try to avoid having Master Chibis here, eh?
And yes, I know that the new thread's name sucks, but I'll leave it as it is until I think of a better one or someone tells me. Also I'll edit this FAQ so it's more helpful. I just wrote over the old faq so I could put this up more quickly.
For the old threads:
First thread: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=91074
Second thread: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=117976
Frequently Asked Questions
What systems is the game out for?
For the Atomiswave arcade and for the Japanese PS2.
Where can I get the game?
For the console version: Since the game is out only for Japan, try import shops. Try good online ones like like ncxs.com or playasia.com.
For the arcade version: For buying online, Coinopexpress sells Atomiswave systems and HnK game carts. You can also try online auctions such as Ebay.
To buy off online, try asking your local arcade manager for contacts of his vendors, and try to purchase the game from them.
Or you could play the game in the arcades. Here are the known arcades that have it:
Kong Man Center - NYC, NY
Planet Zero Anime Center - Houston, TX
Arcade Infinity - Rowland Heights, LA County, CA
Family Fun Arcade. Granada Hills, CA (Do they still have it?)
Gametown - Zurich, Switzerland
Members here with the arcade version:
Arizona, USA - Hydra632
SoCal - Deadly Magneto (Did he end up selling it?)
St.Paul, MN - NEBULOSO
Atlanta, GA - NobitaKun (?)
Specific Game Questions
Is there a movelist and general explanation about the game's system?
Yes. Nonoho's excellent FAQ.
What's the game's official layout?
A = Weak Punch
B = Weak Kick
C = Heavy Punch
D = Heavy Kick
E = Boost
What's the crazy notation with the numbers that everyone seems to be using?
It's called the numpad notation and is used for many games like Soul Calibur,
VF, Guilty Gear, and doujin games. Many players use this notation for this game, so if you don't know it, you probably should or else your going to have headaches reading combos.
Each direction you can move the stick to is represented by a number. Refer to below:
7 8 9 UpBack Up UpForward
4 5 6 --> Back Neutral Forward
1 2 3 DownBack Down DownForward
*Thanks G.Blood for the diagram.
And so to write combos, you just put the numbers in the order of what direction you'd hit first to last, and then button(s) if needed afterwards. So to show a hadouken (QCF+P) in this notation, it would be 236P. An uppercut would be 623P, Kikouken would be 41236P, etc.
What's the tier list?
Any good sites for info about the game?
Dustloop HnK forum - Contains the most detailed and comprehensive info about the game.
Guardcrush.net - Has moved past HnK, but gets recognization for providing mostly combos and complete movelists.
The old SRK threads: 1st thread
, 2nd thread
. This thread, obviously of course.
- Needs a lot of work.
Any good sites for videos?
Deadly Magneto's page
Do people play in my area?
Try contacting people in this thread or talking to the people in your area by visiting your local thread in the matchmaking forum.
Any tournaments for this game?
Nothing mentioned, at least in North America. If such a thing is going to happen, your most likely going to have to run it for yourself.
HnK @ EVO 07'?
If you want something organized, start talking about it! Your best bet it is to talk to Hydra since he made HnK happen at EVO 06', and has expressed interest about playing the game at the next EVO.
FAQ special thanks to:
*Note: This page is in the process of editing, so things are subject to change.