I made this thread to help people out with Vega’s linking, “time crazy” hard trials. Alot of people have trouble with his hard trials, but with proper timing, and a focused attitude, it shouldn’t be that hard. Personally, it took me two days to complete Vega’s trials (not a 48-hour period though, lol). Since people have a harder time with the hard trials, I’m going to get into more detail with the hard trials. However, there is a video featuring the normal trials below.
Note: These videos posted below DO NOT BELONG TO ME. I found them on youtube, and a few of them helped me with my trials, so they may help you also.
Here are the trials. I will grade the trials on a scale (easy, medium, or hard) and tell you the title you receive for them.
Hard Trial #1:
Title: “Masked Nobleman”
-> [ Jump ] Heavy Punch -> [ Crouch ] Light Punch -> [ Crouch ] Medium Punch -> Light Rolling Crystal Flash -> EX Focus Attack
For this trial, use the health bar trick for the linking. As you finish the RCF, as soon as Vega strikes Dan, tap the focus attack buttons (mp + mk) without holding them. This is fairly challenging.
Hard Trial #2:
Title: “Spanish Snake”
-> [ Jump ] Heavy Punch -> [ Crouch ] Light Punch -> [ Crouch ] Light Kick -> Light Scarlet Terror -> EX Scarlet Terror
It seems alot of people have difficulty with this trial, so for that reason, this earns the hard difficulty. This trial made me quit that day, and finish the rest the second day, lol. It’s an annoying trial, but stay calm. Use the health bar trick for the linking parts of the combo, then execute the first Scarlet Terror. As soon as you input the ST buttons, instantly charge, and as Dan falls back down, hit him with the second EX ST.
Hard Trial #3:
Title: “Acrobatic Dancer”
-> [ Jump ] Heavy Kick -> [ Crouch ] Medium Kick -> [ Crouch ] Light Punch -> EX Flying Barcelona Attack -> Izuna Drop
This isn’t really hard at all, this was probably the quickest combo for me. Still takes precise timing for the links though, which can be executed easier by the use of the health bar trick. After the EX Barcelona, make sure you are close enough to Dan for the Izuna to execute (Back or Forward + Punch button). You dont want to mess this up because you didn’t hit the I Drop, trust me, so be patient as you fly closer to Dan. Most Vega players have mastered the I drop though.
Hard Trial #4:
Difficulty: Medium (arguably easy)
Title: “Snake Tattoo”
-> [ Jump ] Heavy Punch -> Heavy Punch -> Light Kick -> [ Crouch ] Medium Punch
This combo is fairly simple, just links. Use the health bar trick to help you time the links properly, and this shouldn’t be that hard.
Hard Trial #5:
Titile: “Mask and Claw”
-> [ Jump ] Heavy Punch -> [ Crouch ] Medium Kick -> Light Kick -> Light Kick -> [ Crouch ] Medium Punch
Your succession in this trial depends on your timing. It took me 2-3 hours to complete this trial, while it took a friend of mine 5-10 minutes. So far, if you aren’t sure about the health bar trick, this is the time to tell you. The HB Trick is basically about a light beam that flashes across Dan’s Health bar. As soon as the light hits the end of it, you’re hitting the input. AS SOON!!! For some people, they suggest holding down forward so the medium punch connects at the end of the combo. This has worked for people, so try it if you choose. It was hard for me to connect the two light kicks, so I switched the HK button to input LK as you hit it. So instead of tapping of the same button twice, you can tap two different ones for the two light kicks, making your timing better. Those are the main tricks to this trial, if you have anymore, please post them.
Here is a compilation of ALL of Vega’s trials, Normal and Hard:
Quick Rundown of Normal Trials
Normal Trial #1:
Title: “Bloody Claw”
Normal Trial #2:
Title: “Beauty Is Everything”
Normal Trial #3:
Normal Trial #4:
Title: “Self Lover”
Normal Trial #5:
Title: “Spanish Ninja”
If you have any tips, questions, or whatever feel free to post here. Hope I helped my fellow Vega users.