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Hidden Challengers[edit]

Fight against Devilot[edit]

Devilot will appear as a hidden challenger before your 7th opponent, if you meet all of these conditions without any continues or challengers:

  1. Finish at least 1 round under 60 seconds.
  2. Create a Chain Reaction of 4 or higher.
  3. Your biggest Power Gem must consist of 20 Gems or higher.
  4. Complete at least 1 round with a Super Finish (30+ Counter Blocks).

Fight against Dan (PlayStation & Sega Saturn only)[edit]

Dan will appear as a hidden challenger before your 7th opponent, if you meet all of these conditions without any continues or challengers:

  1. Take more than 60 seconds to complete every round.
  2. Create a Chain Reaction no greater than 3.
  3. Your biggest Power Gem must not contain more than 19 Gems.
  4. Do not finish any round with a Super Finish (30+ Counter Blocks).

Arcade[edit]

Play as Akuma[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Ryu. Player 2 must highlight Ken. Press and hold the Start button.
  2. Player 1 must move down to Morrigan and enter: Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png (and hold it). Player 2 must move down to Felicia and enter: Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png (and hold it).
  3. While holding Start and back, press any button.

Play as Dan[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Ryu. Player 2 must highlight Ken. Press and hold the Start button.
  2. Player 1 must move down to Morrigan. Player 2 must move down to Felicia. Once there, tap Arcade-Stick-Down.png 13 times, and hold the last tap.
  3. While holding Start and down, press any button.

Play as Devilot[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Ryu. Player 2 must highlight Ken. Press and hold the Start button.
  2. Player 1 must move down to Morrigan. Player 2 must move down to Felicia. Once there, tap Arcade-Stick-Down.png 13 times, and hold the last tap.
  3. While holding Start and down, press any button when the countdown timer reaches 10.

PlayStation & Sega Saturn[edit]

Play as Akuma[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Morrigan. Player 2 must highlight Felicia. Press and hold the Select button or Start button button.
  2. Player 1 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png. Player 2 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png.
  3. While still holding Select button or Start button, press any button.
- OR -
  1. Complete the Street Puzzle Mode that unlocks Akuma's secret Select code.
  2. Press and hold L1 button or L button on the character select screen, and press any button.

Play as Dan[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Morrigan. Player 2 must highlight Felicia. Press and hold the Select button or Start button button.
  2. Player 1 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png. Player 2 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png.
  3. While still holding Select button or Start button, press any button.
- OR -
  1. Complete the Street Puzzle Mode that unlocks Dan's secret Select code.
  2. Press and hold L1 button+R1 button or L button+R button on the character select screen, and press any button.

Play as Devilot[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Morrigan. Player 2 must highlight Felicia. Press and hold the Select button or Start button button.
  2. Player 1 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png. Player 2 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png.
  3. While still holding Select button or Start button, press any button when the timer reaches 10.
- OR -
  1. Complete the Street Puzzle Mode that unlocks Devilot's secret Select code.
  2. Press and hold R1 button or R button on the character select screen, and press any button.

Play as Mei-Ling[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Morrigan. Player 2 must highlight Felicia.
  2. Press and hold the Select button or Start button button.
  3. Player 1 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Right.png. Player 2 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Left.png Arcade-Stick-Left.png. Highlight Hsien-Ko.
  4. While still holding Select button or Start button, press any button.

Play as Anita[edit]

  1. Player 1 must highlight Morrigan. Player 2 must highlight Felicia.
  2. Press and hold the Select button or Start button button.
  3. Player 1 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Right.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png. Player 2 must enter: Arcade-Stick-Left.png. Highlight Donovan.
  4. While still holding Select button or Start button, press any button.

Select background stage[edit]

In Versus Mode, after the handicaps are selected, press and hold L2 button+R2 button+Select button, or press and hold L button+R button+Start button and one of the following:

PSX Saturn Stage
L1 button Z button Akuma's stage
R1 button Y button Devilot's stage
Triangle button X button Sakura's stage
Square button C button Felicia's stage
Circle button B button Donovan's stage
Cross button A button Hsien-Ko's stage
Left dpad Left dpad Ryu's stage
Right dpad Right dpad Ken's stage
Up dpad Up dpad Morrigan's stage
Down dpad Down dpad Chun-Li's stage
nothing nothing Dan's stage

Dreamcast, PSP and HD Remix[edit]

Select hidden characters[edit]

Character Method
Devilot Highlight Morrigan and push down.
Akuma Highlight Hsien-Ko and push down.
Dan Highlight Donovan and push down.
Mei-Ling Highlight Hsien-Ko, press and hold either shoulder button (both on PSP), and select her.
Anita Highlight Donovan, press and hold either shoulder button (both on PSP), and select him.
Cursed Bat Highlight Morrigan, press and hold either shoulder button (both on PSP), and select her.

Extra moves[edit]

Some characters can be selected in such as way as to give them extra attack animations. This is no way changes the core gameplay of Puzzle Fighter, it is only for visual amusement. Only Ryu, Ken, Sakura, Chun-Li, Felicia, and Akuma can be augmented in this way. Highlight any one of them, press and hold either shoulder button (both on PSP), and select them. (Doing this with Morrigan, Hsien-Ko, and Donovan selects alternate characters. Doing this with Dan or Devilot has no effect.)

EX Options (Dreamcast only)[edit]

Highlight Options on the main menu, press and hold L button, and press Start.