A couple of days before Evo, there was a rumour going around in IRC #capcom that John Choi and someone else (Graham Wolfe or Mike Watson maybe, I can’t remember) had recently discovered the following glitch:
- Ryu mirror match, let’s call them Albert and Bob
- Albert is knocked down
- Bob does a meaty crouching fierce
- Albert correctly inputs and times a reversal dragon punch on wake-up
- Albert’s dragon punch does not occur
- Bob’s normal punch smacks Albert in the face
So basically the main problem here is that Albert is eating Bob’s fist for breakfast, when really Albert should be stuffing Bob like a turkey. I thiiink they were saying that the “REVERSAL” message doesn’t even appear, but I’m not sure about that. I don’t know if they tried different strengths of dragon punch or if the glitch was happening with 100% consistency; I guess it would be hard to be sure with reversals, anyway. Supposedly they didn’t test in finer detail or explore further with any other characters, so of course there was speculation that certain other reversals could have the same problem with certain other meaties.
Can anyone confirm this reported bug as true or false? Has anyone else tried testing this? If it’s real, does anyone know if this problem also existed in Dreamcast ST?