Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Primer Guide

Take on Marvel and Capcom's best fighters with our Primer Guide. Check inside for every character's move list and achievement/trophy details!

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Marvel vs Capcom 2 has finally found its way to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Featuring an almost unwieldy 56 characters, each with a unique move-set, this game can be quite daunting for new players…which is where we come in. With our Primer Guide at your side, you'll have instant access to every character's move list, getting you up-to-speed in order to take on your opponents, whether online or off.

Here's what you'll find in GameSpot's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Primer Guide:

Legend:

Input Commands

,
,
= Tilt control stick in displayed direction
= Punch
= Light Punch
= Medium Punch (tap Light Punch twice; the first punch must connect to execute this attack)
= Heavy Punch (tap once)
= Kick (tap any Kick button)
= Light Kick (tap once)
= Medium Kick (tap Light Kick twice. The first kick must connect to execute this) move)
= Heavy Kick (tap once)
= Double Punch (tap both punch buttons)
= Double Kick (tap both Kick buttons)

Additional Move Information

= Air (these attacks also work in the air, after jumping)
= Air Only (these attacks only work while in the air)
= These moves cannot be blocked
= Your Hyper Combo Gauge must be at or above Level 3 to execute these moves
= You must be close to your opponent to perform these attacks
= Alpha Assist (these moves only work if your character is Alpha Assist)
= Beta Assist (these moves only work if your character is set to Beta Assist)
= Gamma Assst (these moves only work if your character is set to Gamma Assist)
= Tap to call your first assist Character
= Tap to call your second Assist Character

Akuma

Special Moves

Gou-Kadou-Ken
+
Gou-Shoryu-Ken
+
Tatsumaki-Zankuu-Kyaku
+
Tenma-Kuujin-Kyaku
+
Ashura-Senkuu
/
+
/

Hyper Combos

Messatsu-Gou-Shoryu
+
Messatsu-Gou-Hadou
+
Tenma-Gou-Zankuu
+
Messatsu-Gou-Rasen
+
Shun-Goku-Satsu
,
,
,
,

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Amingo

Special Moves

Kaze No Sakebi
+
Midori No Kanki
+
Taiyou No Kodomo
+
Taiyou No Kodomo (Grab)
+

Hyper Combos

Shokubutsu No Okite
+
Taiyou No Megumi
+_

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Anakaris

Special Moves

Coffin Fall
,
+
/
Cobra Blow
,
+
Mummy Drop
+
Royal Curse
+

Hyper Combos

Pharaoh Cobra Blow
,
+
, then
/
/
/
Coffin Fall
,
+
Pharaoh Magic
,
,
.
,
,
Pharaoh Illusion
,
,
,
,
, then
/
/
/

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B.B. Hood

Special Moves

Smiling MissileCharge
,
+
/
Happy MissileCharge
,
+
Shy Strike
+
Cheer of Fire
+
/

Hyper Combos

Cool Hunting
+
Beautiful Memory
+
Hyper Apple For You
+

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Blackheart

Special Moves

Dark Thunder
+
Inferno
+

Hyper Combos

Armageddon
+
Judgement Day
+
Heart of Darkness
+

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Cable

Special Moves

Viper Beam
+
,
to change beam, then
/
to control
Scimitar
+
Elec-Trap
+
/
Crackdown
+
Psy-Charge
+

Hyper Combos

Hyper Viper
+
,
to change beam,, then
/
to control
Time Flip
+

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Cammy

Special Moves

Cannon Drill
+
Thrust Kick
+
Accel Spin Knuckle
+
Air Thrust Kick
+
Cannon Revenge
/
(counter)
Hooligan Combo
+
/
/
/
to cancel

Hyper Combos

Killer Bee Assault
+
Spin Drive Smasher
+
Reverse Shaft Breaker
+

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Captain America

Special Moves

Shield Slash
+
/
Stars & Stripes
+
Charging Star
+
Cartwheel
+

Hyper Combos

Final Justice
+
Hyper Stars & Stripes
+
Hyper Charging Star
+

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Captain Commando

Special Moves

Captain Fire
+
Captain Corridor
+
Captain Kick
+
Commando Strike
+
/
/
+

Hyper Combos

Captain Sword
+
Captain Storm
+

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Charlie

Special Moves

Sonic BoomCharge
,
+
Flash KickCharge
,
+
Moonsault Slash
+

Hyper Combos

Sonic Break
+
Flash Kick Justice
+
Crossfire Blitz
+

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Chun-Li

Special Moves


Kiko-Ken
+
Spinning Air Kick
+
Lightning KickRapid
Sen-En-Shuu
+

Hyper Combos

Kiko-Sho
+
Senrestu-Kyaku
+
Hazan-Tenshou-Kyaku
+

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Colossus

Special Moves

Power Tackle (Forward / Diagonal)
+
/
Giant Swing
+
, then

Hyper Combos

Super Dive
+
, then
+
/
to dive early
Super Armor
+

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Cyclops

Special Moves

Optic Blast
+
Rising Uppercut
+
, then rapid
Cyclone Kick
+
Optic Sweep
+
Raising Neck Breaker DropCharge
,
+
Rapid PunchCharge
,
+
, then rapid
Beam Throw
+
, then
/
,

Hyper Combos

Mega Optic Blast
+
Super Optic Blast
+
, then Any Direction to control beam

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Dan

Special Moves

Gadou-Ken
+
Koryu-Ken
+ p
Kankuu-Kyaku
+
Premium Signature
+

Hyper Combos

Shinku-Gadou-Ken
+
Kouryu-Rekka
+
Hissho-Buraiken
+
Chouhatsu-Densetsu
,
+ Taunt
Otoko Michi
,
,
,
,

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Dhalsim

Special Moves

Yoga Fire
+
Yoga Flame
+
Yoga Blast
+
Yoga Teleport
/
+
/
Yoga Smash
+
Yoga Floating
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Yoga Inferno
+
, then
/
to control flame
Yoga Strike
+

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Doctor Doom

Special Moves


Plasma Beam
+
Photon Shot
+
Molecular Shield
+
Flying
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Electric Cage
+
Photon Alley
+
Sphere Flame
+

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Felicia

Special Attacks

MoveHow To Perform
Rolling Buckler
+
, then
/
/
Cat Spike
+
Delta Kick
+
Sand Splash
+
Hell Cat
+

Hyper Combos

Dancing Flash
+
Super Sand Splash
+
Please Help Me
+

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Gambit

Special Moves

Kinetic Card
+
Trick Card
+
Cajun Slash
+
/
+
Cajun StrikeChagre
,
+
/

Hyper Combos

Royal Flush
+
Cajun Explosion
/
+

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Guile

Special Moves

Sonic BoomCharge
,
+
Somersault KickCharge
,
+

Hyper Combos

Sonic Boom Typhoon
+
Somersault Strike
+
Crossfire Assault
+

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Hayato

Special Moves

Shiden
+
Guren
+
Byakkohou
,
+
Plasma Combo LP
+
, then
,
,
/
,
,
,
,
/
,
,
,
,
Plasma Combo HP
+
, then
,
,
,
/
,
,
,

Hyper Combos

Rasetsuzan
+
Engetsu
+
Plasma Field
+
Urarasetsu-Giri
,
,
,
,

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Hulk

Special Moves

Gamma Slam
+
Gamma ChargeCharge
,
/
,
+
, then any direction +
to redirect
Gamma Tornado
+

Hyper Combos

Gamma Wave
+
Gamma Crush
+
. then
/
to control landing
Gamme Quake
+

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Iceman

Special Moves

Ice Beam
+
/
Avalanche
+
Ice Fist
+

Hyper Combos

Arctic Attack
+

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Iron Man

Special Moves

Uni-Beam
+
Repulsor Blast
+
Smart Bomb
+
or
/
+
+
for ranged bombs
Flight
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Proto Cannon
+

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Jill

Special Moves

Charging S.T.A.R.S.
+ hold and release
to charge
Grenade Launcher
+ hold and release
to delay
Return Fire
+
/ rapid
(counter)
Zombie Escape/Crow
+
/
Cerberus Escape/Crow
+
/

Hyper Combos

Hyper CHarging S.T.A.R.S.
+
Rocket Launcher
+
Tyrant Escape
+
, then
+
to shoot Tyrant

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Jin

Special Moves

Jin TornadoCharge
,
+
Jin Dynamite
,
+
Jin Crash
+

Hyper Combos

Blodia Punch
+
Blodia Vulcan
+
Jin Cyclone
+

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Juggernaut

Special Moves

Earthquake Punch
+
Juggernaut Punch
+
Body Slam
+
Cytorak Power-Up
+

Hyper Combos

Head Crush
+

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Ken

Special Moves

Hadou-Ken
+
Shoryu-Ken
+
Tatsumaki-Senpuu-Kyaku
+
Forward Roll
+

Hyper Combos

Shoryu-Reppa
+
Shinryu-Ken
+
Shippu-Jinrai-Kyaku
+

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M.Bison

Special Moves

Psycho Shot
+
Psycho Field
+
Scissors Kick
+
Head StompCharge
,
+
, then
for Skull Dive
Skull DiverCharge
,
+
, then
for Attack
Warp
+
/
/
/
Flying
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos


Psycho Crusher
+
Knee Press Nightmare
+
Psycho Explosion
+

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Magneto

Special Moves

E-M Disruptor
+
Hyper Gravitation
+
Magnetic Blast
+
Megnetic Forcefield
+
/
(counter)
Flight
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Magnetic Shockwave
+
Magnetic Tempest
+

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Marrow

Special Attacks

Bone-Rang
+
Towering Spine
+
Ricochet Slash
+
Ride & Slash
+

Hyper Combos

Stinger Bones
+
Bone Burst
+

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Megaman

Special Moves

Mega Buster
/ Hold and Release
Mega Uppercut
+
Use Item
+
Get Item: Megaball
+
Get Item: Tornado Hold
+
Get Item: Leaf Shield
+

Hyper Combos

Hyper Megaman
+
Rush Drill
+
, then
/
for Speed Boost
Beat Plane
+
, then
/
for bullets / bombs

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Morrigan

Special Moves

Soul Fist
+
Shadow Blade
+
Vector Drain
+
Shell Kick
+

Hyper Combos

Soul Eraser
+
Silhouette Blade
+
Darkness Illusion
+

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Omega Red

Special Moves

Carbonadium Coil
+
/
/
/
, then
to retract
…then Death FactorRappid
…then Energy DrainRapid
Omega Strike
+
/
, then
+
to return,
+
to cancel

Hyper Combos

Omega Destroyer
+
Carbonadium Smash
+

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Psylocke

Special Moves

Psy-Blast
+
Psy-Blade
+
Ninjutsu
+
/
, then Any Direction +
/
for mini Psy=Thrust

Hyper Combos

Psy-Thrust
+
, then Any Direction +
to redirect
Psy-Maelstrom
+
Kocko-Gakure
+

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Rogue

Special Moves

Repeating Punch
+
Rising Repeating Punch
+
Power Dive Punch
+
, then
to dive
Power Drain
+

Hyper Combos

Goodnight Sugar
+
Hyper Repeating Punch
+

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Roll

Special Moves

Roll Buster
+
Flower Bomb
+
Use Item
+
Get Item: Megaball
+
Get Item: Tornado Hold
+
Get Item: Lead Shield
+

Hyper Combos

Hyper Roll
+
Rush Drill
+
, then
/
for Speed Boost
Beat Plane
+
, then
/
for bullets / bombs

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Ruby Heart

Special Moves

Schqarzaile
+
, then Any Direction +
to redirect 2x
Fantome
+
Sublimation
+
Rafale Cannon
+

Hyper Combos

Flammeile
+
, then Any Direction +
to redirect 4x
Pare-tonn're
+
Mille Fantomes
+
Tour De Magie
,
,
,
,
, then
/
to throw swords

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Ryu

Special Moves

Hadou-Ken
+
Shoryu-Ken
+
Tatsumaki-Senpuu-Kyaku
+

Hyper Combos

Shinku-Hadow-Ken
+
Shinku-Tatsumaki
+
Shin-Shoryu-Ken
+

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Sabretooth

Special Moves

Berserker Claw
+
Wild Fang
+
Armed Birdie
+

Hyper Combos

Berserker Claw X
+
or
+
(
assist only)
Weapon X Dash
+
Heavy Armed Birdie
+

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Sakura

Special Moves

Shouou-Ken
+
Hadou-Ken
+
Shunpuu-Kyaku
+
Hadou-Ken (Dark Sakura)
+
Shouo-Ken (Dark Sakura)
+
Ashura Senkuu (Dark Sakura)
+
/
or
+
/

Hyper Combos

Midare-Sakura
+
Shinku-Hadou-Ken
+
Haru Ichiban
+
Transform to and from Dark Sakura
+
Midare-Zakura (Dark Sakura)
+
Shinku-Hadou-Ken (Dark Sakura)
+
Shun-Goku-Satsu (Dark Sakura)
,
,
,
,

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Sentinel

Special Moves

Rocket Punch
+
or
+
, then
+
to retract
Sentinel Force
+
, then
Flying
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Plasma Storm
+
Hard Drive
+
Hyper Sentinel Force
+

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Servbot

Special Moves

Servbot Fire
+ hold and release
to charge
Supporting Attack!
+
/
Servbot Machine
+
Paper Airplane
+ Taunt, and hold to keep flying
/
to control

Hyper Combos

Lunch Rush
+
(
Assist)
King Servbot
+
, then
/
for Hammer Smash
Hyper King Servbot
+
(
Assist only)

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Shuma-Gorath

Special Moves

Mystic StareCharge
,
+
Mystic SmashCharge
,
+
Devitalization
+

Hyper Combos

Hyper Mystic Smash
+
Chaso Dimension
+
, then
/

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Silver Samurai

Special Moves

Shuriken
+
, then
/
to control
Hyaokuretsuto
+ rapid
, then
,
to dash

Hyper Combos

Cho-Shuriken
+
. tjem
/
to control, or
after Toki-Rai
Raimeiken
+
Hyper Hyakuretsuto
+
(
Assist Only)
Toki-Rai
+
Toki-Hyo
+
Hyougajin
+
(Toki-hyo only)
Toki-En
+
Gurenjin
+
(Toki-En only)

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SonSon

Special Moves

FusetsuzanRapif
Shienbu
+
Seitenrengeki
+
Wall Walk
+
, then
to kick off,
to cancel
Kinginnokoro
+
Hofuku-Zenshin
+

Hyper Combos

Tenchi Tsukan
+
Enou
+
Enou AttacksHold
, then
/
to control /
/
Hyper Enou
+
(
and
Assist only)
Pow
+

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Spider-Man

Special Moves

Web Ball
+
Spider Sting
+
, then
to Knock Down
Web Swing
+
Web Throw
+

Hyper Combos

Maximum Spider
+
, then
,
,
to control path
Crawler Assault
+
Ultimate Web Throw
+

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Spiral

Special Moves

Dancing Sword
+
, then
to throw swords
…then Flying Sword A
+
/
…then Flying Sword B
+
/
Six Hand Grapple
+
,
,
,
Teleport
+
,
/
/
/
Dance-nosedive
+

Hyper Combos

Stampede Sword
+
Power Dance
+
Speed Dance
+
Metamorphosis
+
, then
to Attack
Hyper Metamorphosis
+
(
Assist only)

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Storm

Special Moves

Whirlwind
+
Double Typhoon
+
Lightning Sphere
+
Lightning AttackAny Direction _
+
, again to redirect 3x
Flight
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Lightning Storm
+
Ice Storm
+

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Strider Hiryu

Special Moves

Amenomurakumo
+
Excaliber
+
/
Gram
+
/
Vajla
+
Wall Attachment
+
, then
/
/
+
/
,
Formation A (Tiger/Eagle)
+
/
Formation BCharge
,
+
, repeat to fire
Formation CCharge
,
+
Warp
+
/

Hyper Combos

Ouroboros
+
, then
for Energy Rings
Ragnarok
+
Legion
+

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T.Bonne

Special Moves

Beacon Bomb
+
Servbot Launcher
+
Bonne Strike
+

Hyper Combos

Servbot Takeout
+
Servbot Surprise
+

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Thanos

Special Moves

Titan Crash
+
Death Sphere
+

Hyper Combos

Gauntlet Power
+
Gauntlet Reality
+
Gauntlet Space
+
Gauntlet Soul
+

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Venom

Special Moves

Venom Fang
+
Venom Rush
+
Web Throw
+

Hyper Combos

Venom Web
+
Death Bite
+

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War Machine

Special Moves

Shoulder Cannon
+
/
Repulsor Blast
+
Smart Bomb
/
+
+
Flight
+
, again to cancel

Hyper Combos

Proton Cannon
+
War Destroyer
+

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Wolverine (Bone Claw)

Special Moves

Berserker Barrage
+
Tornado Claw
+
Drill ClawAny Direction +
+
, then again to redirect

Hyper Combos

Berserker Barrage X
+
Weapon X
+

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Wolverine (Metal Claw)

Special Moves

Berserker Barrage
+
Tornado Claw
+
Berserker Claw
+
Drill ClawAny Direction +
+
, then again to redirect

Hyper Combos

Berserker Barrage X
+
Weapon X
+
Fatal Claw
+
Berserker Charge
+

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Zangief

Special Moves

Spinning Pile Driver
+
Double Lariat
/
+
/
Flying Power Bomb
+
Glowing Fist
+
Aerial Russian Slam
+
Vodka Fire (Iron Body Mode)
+
(Iron Body Mode only)

Hyper Combos

Final Atomic Buster
+
Ultra Final Atomic Buster
+
Super Lariat
+
Transform to and from Iron Body Mode
+
Siberian Blizzard (Iron Body Mode)
+

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Xbox 360 Achievements

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Achievement NameHow To EarnReward
#1 in the HoodWin 100 Ranked Matches online.20
Avengers Assemble!Beat the game with Avengers theme team. (Arcade Mode)20
Berserker BarragePerform a 200 hit combo. (Multiplayer)20
Get Out of Here!!!Perform 10 snapbacks within 20 unique teams. (Ranked Match)10
Hyakuretsu KyakuPerform a 100 hit combo. (Multiplayer)10
I Am DoomDefeat opponent in under 15 seconds. (Multiplayer)20
Mega BusterWin 50 Ranked Matches online.10
Shun Goku SatsuPerform a 3 part hyper combo. (Multiplayer)10
The Best There Is (At What I Do)Perform 50 One Character Victories within 20 unique teams. (Ranked Match)50
Uncanny HeroesBeat the game with X-Men theme team. (Arcade Mode)10
Campire SaviorsBeat the game with Darkstalkers theme team. (Arcade Mode)10
World WarriorsBeat the game with Street Fighter theme team. (Arcade Mode)B10

PlayStation 3 Trophies

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Trophy NameHow To EarnReward
#1 in the HoodWin 100 Ranked Matches online.Silver
Avengers Assemble!Beat the game with Avengers theme team. (Arcade Mode)Silver
Berserker BarragePerform a 200 hit combo. (Multiplayer)Silver
Get Out of Here!!!Perform 10 snapbacks within 20 unique teams. (Ranked Match)BronzeCC
Hyakuretsu KyakuPerform a 100 hit combo. (Multiplayer)Bronze
I Am DoomDefeat opponent in under 15 seconds. (Multiplayer)Silver
Mega BusterWin 50 Ranked Matches online.Bronze
Shun Goku SatsuPerform a 3 part hyper combo. (Multiplayer)Bronze
The Best There Is (At What I Do)Perform 50 One Character Victories within 20 unique teams. (Ranked Match)Gold
Uncanny HeroesBeat the game with X-Men theme team. (Arcade Mode)Bronze
Campire SaviorsBeat the game with Darkstalkers theme team. (Arcade Mode)Bronze
World WarriorsBeat the game with Street Fighter theme team. (Arcade Mode)BBronze

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