Hey all. I’m back in the forums for some advice. I used to come here for MVC2 advice, and all the advice given really worked and I transformed from a total newbie to someone who at least knows how to do the Magneto ROM infinite now. You all know your shit, so this is the only place I’d ask for serious arcading help. So here goes:
I used to be an avid KOF player, during 98 and 99. Haven’t touched it since 2000 came out. Then in my local arcade the other day, they had KOF 2002 PLUS. The one where one hit or being hit or doing a special move gives you an instant super bar… so that means the game is very fast paced and that also means you could get stuck in a huge number of inifites and confront the occasional CD-counter-turtler and Kula/K9999 super spammers. I thought the Max combo’s were neat… so I decided to give it a try.
I still have my old touch… but I’m completely new to the world of Max modes/weird cancelling and of course not forgetting HDSMs!
So first of all, how do I counter Choi’s HDSM? The one where he simply slashes randomly all over the screen, that I don’t seem to be able to avoid. I see some people doing anti-air, and others spamming crouching jab, but they seem to be able to counter it by luck… not by real knowledge. I was hoping some of you might help me with this.
Also, there’s this dude that always plays there… and he’s only decent… not a real pro. He knows how to do most of the combo’s in Max mode though. His poking is good too. And he’s fast. Other than that… he doesn’t have much variety… and that makes him a victim to any grappler’s mindgames. Now having a decent player beat me up all the time isn’t bad at all… in fact its good to help me improve, BUT…
Sportsmanship doesn’t exist in his dictionary at all. He humiliates anyone who isn’t as good as him by pressing the Start button constantly while he has a 2 character advantage. Get him with a combo and he shouts ‘OH HOW LUCKY… A LOSER GETTING A LUCKY COMBO’ for the whole arcade to hear. He shouts and whines about everything you do, that seems to be whipping his faggot ass, and thats a real arcade loser in my eyes. The real pro’s are usually humble, and they even teach me once in a while.
You don’t know how much I’m wanting to get back into KOF right now to just kick his candy ass whenever he inserts a token to play… but I don’t have a chance, since he’s more updated than me, and he’s very familiar with the concept of 2002. He challenges me everytime I’m playing and I don’t have a console at home to practice. When he plays me he always hits me till I have significantly lower life than him, then he just runs and rolls and taunts and does all the shitty arrogant bullshit he usually does. Worst of all, he doesn’t even try to hit me… but at the same time I can’t get any damage done to him.
I got lucky and won him three times today, wow! And he was taunting in each of the matches. He then chose Athena, Iori and Kim. Athena is a real bitch because she just fireballs and pokes and does that jumping super with no recovery time and I can’t touch her. Whenever I get near, she does that double turning ball super thing. His Kim and Iori aren’t bad. Its their poking that leads me into the huge combo’s. So I was wondering…
How do I overcome poking? What could I do that would be able to AT LEAST trade hits instead of me getting hit? My combo’s are all oldskool so if I had the same amount of opportunities that he had (which I sadly can’t get through) to get a combo, I’d still lose. I’ll post up more questions tomorrow when I fight him again and find out more of my mistakes. The help posted here would be really really appreciated. Thanks.