A Video Throwback to VF3, Akira Kid, and His Famous Korean Stepping

gxine Well, sort of. Who doesn’t remember one of the most renowned Virtua Fighter players ever? Back in the times of Virtua Fighter 3, phenomenons like Akira Kid or Ige Lau were breathtaking VF talents.

The video I’m representing to you marks the zenith of Virtua Fighter 3. The International Maximum Battle Championship features the best VF players from all over the world. Most of you will first and foremost remember Akira Kid and Ige Lau, the two fierce finalists.

For the first time Korean player Shin Eui Wook, in the VF2-VF3 area known as Akira Kid, then later as ShinZ, presents Korean Stepping to the wide public – to the awe of all.

Have fun watching the beautiful movements and execution skills of the best players the VF world had to offer.

Due to the video’s huge length (more than 20 minutes) I split the video up into three equal parts. Below is the first one. Either watch it until the end, DailyMotion will then automatically play the other parts, or simply click on “Read the rest of this entry” to watch the other parts embedded here on Goh Notes.

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Tech Video – Escaping Side Throws

SuddenDeath and I came up with the idea of making a tutorial video about escaping side throws simply because we never really dug deeper into side throws. Even the VFwiki isn’t a too great help here. Not only is it hard to distinguish which side your opponent is on (left or right). But also, the whole rule provided there confused us through and through on the 2P-side anyway.

So we came up with our own rule:

  • When being side-turned to the background, throw-escape with forward pplusg.
  • When being side-turned to the foreground, throw-escape with backward pplusg.
  • Note: You can only get one throw-escape successfully registered. You can’t enter both options at the same time.

Thanks go to Sal (aka SuddenDeath) for his assistance in making the video. Only VF music was used throughout the video tutorial. Can you guess which? :D

Tech Guide – Goh’s Basic Okizeme

Okizeme describes tactics to attack a rising opponent.

Basic Okizeme is all about directly intercepting an opponent’s mid or low rising-kick. While many players may state that Goh’s Okizeme options may not be as diverse as compared to the Okizeme arsenal of other characters, Goh does still have some impressive tools at hand for countering risers, especially for intercepting rising kicks.

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