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CVS Balrog.jpg

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Balrog (originally known as M. Bison in Japan, something of an homage to Mike Tyson but changed outside of Japan to avoid any legal problems), is a henchman of M. Bison's Shadowloo army. While M. Bison and his other aids appear as Ratio 3 characters in Capcom vs. SNK, Balrog's Ratio 2 reflects his low-level status in the crime organization. M. Bison recruited Balrog when he was disgraced by having his boxing champ title revoked due to cheating. With nowhere else to turn, and Bison offering a lot of money for his services, he accepted. It wasn't until he meets another Street Fighter known as Birdie that thoughts of taking over the organization would cross his mind.

The Normal version of Balrog, as well as his Capcom vs. SNK 2 iteration, reflect the style of Balrog that is available in Street Fighter Alpha 3, where Balrog serves as the second to last fight to nearly every contestant. As a result, he has a variety of charge punch moves, and a Level 3 only Super Combo. The Extra version of Balrog is a limited version that harkens back to Street Fighter II Champion Edition, when he first appeared as a selectable character by players, with the addition of his single Super Combo from SSF2T.

Pro version changes[edit]

  • Balrog's crouching Arcade-Button-LPunch.png and Arcade-Button-LKick.png are much slower and harder to combo off of with normal straight punches
  • Normal Balrog seems to combo easier with his Dashing Ground punches. Extra Balrog is much more fair now.
  • Extra Balrog's Final Punch (hold for 60 seconds) does reduced damage compared to the original version.

Moves[edit]

Capcom vs. SNK & Capcom vs. SNK Pro[edit]

Normal[edit]

Portrait CVS Balrog.png
Name Input
Overhead Chop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Dash Straight Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Upper Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dash Ground Straight Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Ground Upper Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Buffalo Headbutt Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Turn Punch Hold any Arcade-Button-Punch.png or Arcade-Button-Kick.png and release.
Crazy Buffalo Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png, then hold or release Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Gigaton Blow Arcade-Modifier-Max.pngArcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Extra[edit]

Portrait CVS Balrog EX.png
Name Input
Overhead Chop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Dash Straight Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Upper Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Turn Punch Hold any Arcade-Button-Punch.png or Arcade-Button-Kick.png and release.
Crazy Buffalo Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png or Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Capcom vs. SNK 2[edit]

Portrait CVS2 Balrog.png
Name Input
Overhead Chop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Dash Straight Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Uppercut Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Dash Ground Straight Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dash Ground Uppercut Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Turn Punch Hold Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png and release.
Buffalo Head Butt Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Crazy Buffalo Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png, then hold or release Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Gigaton Blow Arcade-Modifier-Max.png Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-RL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png