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Basic Moves[edit]

Arcade-NeoGeo-A.png weak Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-APunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-B.png weak Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-BKick.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-C.png strong Arcade-Button-Punch.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-CPunch.png)
Arcade-NeoGeo-D.png strong Arcade-Button-Kick.png (indicated as Arcade-Button-DKick.png)
close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Throw
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png Quick Escape
Hold Arcade-Stick-DR.png Crawl
(far from enemy) Arcade-Button-CPunch.png Taunt
Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-BKick.png Switch Planes
Arcade-Button-CPunch.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png Strong Attack (knocks opponent to opposite plane)
(after blocking an attack)Arcade-Stick-Right.png+Arcade-Button-APunch.png Defensive Attack
  • While opponents are on different planes:
Arcade-Stick-Up.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png Roll between levels
any button Attack between levels
  • DESPERATION-Moves can only be performed when lifebar is flashing (20% life or less)
  • Arcade-Button-Punch.png means that you can press Arcade-Button-APunch.png or Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
  • Arcade-Button-Kick.png means that you can press Arcade-Button-BKick.png or Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Andy Bogard[edit]

Portrait FF2 Andy.png
Name Input
Holding Throw close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Zenei Ken Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shoryudan Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuhadan Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hisho Ken Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Cho Reppa Dan
Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Big Bear[edit]

Portrait FF2 BigBear.png
Name Input
Power Bomb close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Back Drop close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Lariot Drop close, Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Lift Up Throw close, Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Neck Hang close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Head Butt close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Bear Hug close, Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Giant Bomb Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Super Drop Kick Hold Arcade-Button-DKick.png for 8 seconds
Desperation
Fire Breath
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Cheng Sinzan[edit]

Portrait FF2 Cheng.png
Name Input
Aiki Nage close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Zutsuki Satsu close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Kirai Ho Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Dai Taikobara Uchi Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hagan Geki Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation
Bakurai Hoh
Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Joe Higashi[edit]

Portrait FF2 Joe.png
Name Input
Thai Kick close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Hiza Jigoku close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Slash Kick Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
TNT Punch Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tiger Kick Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hurrican Upper Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Screw Upper
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Jubei Yamada[edit]

Portrait FF2 Jubei.png
Name Input
Ippon Seoi close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Kumo Koroshi close, Arcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Tawara Nage close, Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Benkei Nakashi close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Tomoe Nage close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Jumping Izuna Otoshi close, Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Nihon Seoi Dash Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ooizuna Otoshi close, Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Senbei-Shuriken Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Dynamite Izuna Otoshi
close, Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Down.pngArcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Kim Kaphwan[edit]

Portrait FF2 Kim.png
Name Input
Sakkyaku Nage close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Hi En Zan Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Han Getsu Zan Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hishou Kyaku Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation
Houou Kyaku
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png

Mai Shiranui[edit]

Portrait FF2 Mai.png
Name Input
Leg Throw close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Yumezakura close, Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Ryu En Bu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Ka Cho Sen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Musasabi no Mai
(works only on Mai's stage)
Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation
Cho Hisatsu Shinobobachi
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Terry Bogard[edit]

Portrait FF2 Terry.png
Name Input
Buster Throw close, Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Burn Knuckle Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Rising Tackle Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Crack Shot Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-UL.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Power Wave Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Power Geyser
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Console versions only[edit]

Billy Kane[edit]

Portrait FF2 Billy.png
Name Input
All Systems
Stabber Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Flying Spin Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
SNES version only
Stationary Spin Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation
Flaming Blast
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-UL.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Genesis version only
Stationary Spin Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Flaming Blast
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Axel Hawk[edit]

Portrait FF2 Axel.png
Name Input
All Systems
Flaming power punch Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Smash bomber punch Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
SNES version only
Axel dance Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Desperation
Dashing Punches
Arcade-Stick-Left.pngArcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Genesis version only
Back dash punch Arcade-Stick-CDb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Power Uppercut Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Dashing Punches
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Laurence Blood[edit]

Portrait FF2 Laurence.png
Name Input
All Systems
Spin Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Cutter Arcade-Stick-CD.pngArcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Flying uppercut Arcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Sabre Slash Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
SNES version only
Desperation
Super Sabre Slash
Arcade-Stick-DR.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Genesis version only
Desperation
Super Sabre Slash
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

Wolfgang Krauser[edit]

Portrait FF2 Krauser.png
Name Input
All Systems
High blitz ball Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Low blitz ball Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
SNES version only
Leg tomahawk Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Power Hurl Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Kaiser Wave
Arcade-Stick-CB.pngArcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Genesis version only
Tomahawk kick Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Counter Hurl Attack Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation
Kaiser Wave
Arcade-Stick-Hcb.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png