Japanese Hakan Strats by Reno

Taken from SRK by Reno at http://shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=239082

Very, very useful stuff from Reno. So useful I have to put it here and stare at it everyday until I memorise it into my thick numbskull.


Japanese Hakan Strats

I took this from the main SSF4 strategy guide that a lot of Japanese players seem to be using, and I translated them so people can test them out. I haven’t tested everything out, and because the site is a wiki, everyone who contributed had a different way of noting everything… making it hard to know if I did an accurate job of translating it. Anyway, here is the main stuff, which deals with 360K setups (basic and character specific setups), blocked slide setups and other minor things. There are other articles on their site that discuss stuff that we are also discussing, but their information seems to be a lot more organized than what is in this forum, so I’ll be using this thread to translate them, and organize things as neatly as possible.

START TRANSLATION!
Because Hakan lacks any real cross-up attack, he has to rely on a 3 way guessing game consisting of his jumps, low attacks and command throws to attack his opponents on their wake-up. If he is not oiled up, he doesn’t have a lot of wake-up options, so even if you have to give up a good opportunity to attack the opponent on wake-up, do so in favor of getting your oil.

Jumping: Hakan’s jump is really low to the ground, so even if you don’t have too much frame advantage off a jumping attack, it’s easy to use it repeatedly.

Crouching Low Kick: A standard attack, which can also be chained easily when oiled. Follow it up with Oil Rocket

Oil Rocket: Command grab, which has a longer reach than your opponent’s low, fast attacks, so it’s pretty useful.

Oil Combination Hold: Useful if your opponent has a tendency to do a backdash or a wakeup uppercut on wakeup, because it’ll beat both.

Oil Dive setups on wake-up: On wake-up, even if your opponent tries to crouch, there is one or two frames where they are considered standing, so Hakan’s Oil Dive will hit if you time it properly. No Oil Dive setups work on Honda, Blanka, Dhalsim and Cammy though.

Basic Oil Dive setups
These are basic Oil Dive setups that work on a variety of characters. Some characters require specific setups though. The following setups work on Ryu, Ken, Guile, Claw, Sagat, Abel, Rufus, Seth, Rose, Gen, Dan, Guy, T.Hawk, Dudley, and Makoto. (Reno’s note: Assume any normal listed here is a whiffed move, the Japanese wiki sometimes says whiffed, sometimes doesn’t, but that’s the assumption I made considering the context)

Oil Press
-> Standing HP -> HK Oil Dive
Oiled f+HK
-> f+MK -> HK Oil Dive
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive
Crouching HK
-> f+LK -> HK Oil Dive
-> Forward dash -> HK Oil Dive
HP Oil Rocket
-> f+HK -> LK Oil Dive
-> f+MK -> HK Oil Dive
Air Throw
-> LK Oil Shower -> LK Oil dive
-> f+MK -> Whiff MK -> HK Oil Dive
-> f+MK -> Dash -> HK Oil Dive
Oil Dive
-> Standing MP -> Forward Empty Jump -> LK Oil Dive
-> Standing LP -> Forward Empty Jump -> HK Oil Dive

Character specific Oil Dive setups
vs. Chun-li
HP Oil Rocket
-> Crouching LK -> HK Oil Dive
Air Throw
-> f+MK -> f+MK -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Zangief
Oiled f+HK
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive
HP Oil Rocket
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Boxer
Oiled d+HK
-> Standing LK -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Dictator
HP Oil Rocket
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Fuerte
Oiled f+HK
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive
Crouching HK
-> Forward dash -> HK Oil Dive (difficult to time when oiled)
-> f+LK -> MK Oil Dive (use this when oiled instead of the above)

vs. C.Viper
HK Oil Rocket
-> f+MP -> LK Oil dive

vs. Akuma
Crouching HK
-> f+LP -> HK Oil Dive
HP Oil Rocket
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Gouken
HP Oil Rocket
-> f+MP -> LK Oil Dive

vs. Fei-long
Oil Dive
-> f+MP -> LK Oil Dive

vs. Sakura
HP Oil Rocket
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive
Oiled f+HK
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Dee Jay
Oiled f+HK
-> Back dash -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Cody
Crouching HK
-> LK -> HK Oil Dive
HP Oil Rocket
-> Forward dash -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Ibuki
Oiled f+HK
-> Back dash -> MK Oil Dive
Crouching HK
-> f+LK -> MK Oil Dive

vs. Adon
Oil Press
-> f+MP -> HK Oil Dive
Oiled f+HK
-> MP -> HK Oil Dive
HP Oil Rocket
-> Crouching MK -> HK Oil Dive
-> f+MP -> MK Oil Dive
Crouching HK
-> LP -> MK Oil Dive

vs. Hakan
Oil Press
-> Empty Vertical Jump -> HK Oil Dive
HP Oil Rocket
-> f+MP -> HK Oil Dive

vs. Juri
HP Oil Rocket
-> f+MP -> LK Oil Dive

Oil Slide setups
Usually when the Oil Slide is blocked, Hakan is at a serious disadvantage, but if the opponent blocks the last part of the slide, Hakan is actually at an advantage, so choosing which slide to use is very important.

Oil slide during Wake-up (if it isn’t written specifically, using any strength Slide is okay)
These setups work against the following characters: Ryu, Ken, Guile, Claw, Sagat, Abel, Rufus, Seth, Rose, Gen, Dan, Guy, T.Hawk, Dudley, Makoto

Legend:
○ Slight advantage, use Hakan’s Oil Coaster for best results
△ 50/50, using Hakan’s regular Oil Rocket may lead into it getting stuffed
▲ Slight disadvantage, regular Oil Rocket will stuffed, but EX is okay
× Oil slide will barely make it in time. After the slide, you’ll have to decide whether or not to use Oil Coaster or other choices.

Oil Press
-> Forward dash -> Slide ○

Oiled f+HK
-> Standing LP -> Slide ▲

Crouching HK
-> Standing LP -> Slide ▲

HP Oil Rocket
-> Standing MP -> Slide ▲
-> Crouching LK -> Slide ×

Air Throw
-> Crouching HP -> Slide ×

Oil Dive
-> Standing MP -> Standing MK -> f+MK -> Slide △

Forward Throw
-> f+MP -> Slide ○
-> Standing HP -> Slide ×

Back Throw
-> HP Slide ▲

Situations where blocked Oil Slide gives you similar situations:
– When both players are close to the edge of the screen: Use HP Slide
– When both players are close to the edge of the screen: Forward Dash -> MP Slide
– At the start of the round: LP Slide

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