What does "Charge" mean in my move list?

#1 Edited by jNerd (2012 posts) -

I'm playing as Guile & every move on my move list says 'Charge' before it.... WTF does that mean? I'm an SF newb.
EDIT: Does it mean I have to walk that direction for 3 seconds?

#2 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Hold the pad or stick in that direction for a couple of seconds.  You kind of have to learn the timing yourself.

#3 Edited by Luke (1609 posts) -

On the left side, hold LEFT or DOWN-LEFT for about 1.5 to 2 seconds (it's usually/supposed to be something like 55 frames, but these can change per character) and then do the move.  RIGHT for the opposite side. 

DOWN is hold down for 1.5 to 2 seconds. 

So, for Guile's Sonic Boom, hold LEFT for 1.5 to 2 seconds then RIGHT + Punch. 

If you want read about Charges in super technical jargen, then here you go!: http://sonichurricane.com/articles/sfcharge.html

#4 Posted by jNerd (2012 posts) -

What if the move starts with a quarter turn or something, how do I charge that?

#5 Posted by Meltbrain (2970 posts) -
jNerd said:
"What if the move starts with a quarter turn or something, how do I charge that?"
Don't worry about it man all charge characters (Guile, Bison, Honda, Balrog etc...) don't have any quarter/semi motions for charge attacks. It's always Back for two seconds and then Forward or Down for two seconds and then Up. There are some cases like the Ultra's/Supers where it's diagonal but they don't involve any turns.

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