Ryu is often known as the face of the Street Fighter series, along with Ken and Chun-Li. In World Warrior, he is the first character you can choose. He, along with Ken, established what is known as the shotos: character that has projectiles, an anti-air special move and strong kick special move.
Ryu is a motion character, which means that all his move can be performed by doing specific move input without charging. Taking the shotos type of character, Ryu has his well-known Hadouken as a projectile, his Shoryuken as an anti-air special move and his Tatsumaki (also known as Hurricane Kick) has his strong kick special.
Against the CPU, Ryu is very powerful. He can defeat every other character’s physical move with his Shoryuken, and can chain normal move with it. He can easily dizzy his opponent and perform a tirade of combos that can remove up to 70% of health. He is also able to perform cross-up combo with his fierce kick, followed by crouched jab kick or standing jab punch and finishing it up with a Hurricane Kick. Some examples of his chain of combos include.
- Fierce punch (close), jab or medium Shoryuken
- Fierce air kick, 2 crouched jab kick and any of the three Hurricane Kick
- Spamming his crouched jab kick as fast as possible
Combining these can sometime cause the opponent to be re-dizzied, allowing Ryu to technically does an 100% combo.
As a side note, his crouched jab kick, when performed very fast, can easily stun his opponent. Doing a series of this move after the dizzy will almost defeat his opponent before he or she can do anything. The CPU has a tendency to do this move.
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