Super Street Fighter IV Tutorial Videos Thread

#1 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3337 posts) -

Street Fighter II Beginner Tutorial - Most of the basics of Street Fighter haven't changed over the years, so the concepts explained here are still very important to understand.  Street Fighter IV does have advanced techniques beyond the scope of Street Fighter II, and you'll find videos explaining those techniques a little latter.  I've also excluded the second part of the beginner tutorial, as almost everything explained does not apply to Street Fighter IV.
 

     
 
Street Fighter II Intermediate Tutorial - This video covers combos, cross-ups, reversals, and more.
 
     
 
Street Fighter II Advanced Tutorial - overheads, piano inputs, the fact that letting go of a button can also activate specials and supers, and more.
 
      

Street Fighter IV Combo Tutorial - A detailed explanation of all the ways you can put a series of moves together to form a combo.
 
  
  
      
Street Fighter IV Focus Attack Video - How to use the focus attack, dash out of a focus attack, focus attack into an ultra, focus attack cancel a move to juggle your opponent into the air, and more.  Despite what is said at the end, no other videos in this series were made.
 
    
 
The last two videos here mostly cover techniques that have already been covered, but there are a few important additions that have not been talked about, such as some advanced throwing techniques.
 
     
     
 
Finally, please consider this a supplement to the existing Giant Bomb Street Fighter IV Beginner's Tutorial, which can be found here: 
http://www.giantbomb.com/guides/beginners-guide-to-moves-combos-and-fighting-strategies/902/ 
The videos above are really more of a quick introduction to SSFIV.  The guide in the link above goes into even more detail.  While the videos don't go into quite as much detail as the text, they do show you an actual controller in the hands of a player, which should be helpful in implementing the techniques you've seen in the videos above.
 
I hope this was helpful to any new players.  If anyone knows of some other good tutorial videos that cover topics not explained above, or if you feel they just explain things in a better way, feel free to post them below.  Any good individual character videos might also be a good idea for this thread.   How to play a character well, not just insane combos without explanation, of course. 
 

lordofultima edit: 

 
Please check out some of my 3-minute fundamentals covering aspects of Street Fighter IV (these are still applicable to Super Street Fighter IV). I will be making more in the near future once I get some better recording gear for consoles. Stay tuned for that. 
 

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#2 Posted by Raakill (870 posts) -

This is a great idea. Should be stickied in the SSF4 board.

#3 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

I used most of these exact videos myself when I decided to get serious with the SFIV. It really does help you get better if you watch and study this stuff and take it in. Sticky please!

#4 Posted by Skytylz (4015 posts) -

Great Videos!  These helped alot!

#5 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3337 posts) -

Thanks for the kind words. :)

#6 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@SpaceInsomniac: you do know we have like a guide function on this site
#7 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

I would be happy to make a Ken video if anybody out there is genuinely interested in using him beyond the stereotypical level which most people here expect.
 
Holy run on sentence batman.

#8 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3337 posts) -
@StaticFalconar said:

" @SpaceInsomniac: you do know we have like a guide function on this site "

Yes, I even linked to the SF IV guide in my original post.  I went with a thread instead, because I didn't think I should make a guide with several videos that were made by other people.  If the mods disagree, I'd be fine with this being a guide instead, but I'd personally feel more comfortable with it as a thread.
 
@mnzy:
 
Those really are nice additions to this thread. :)
#9 Posted by Aishan (1003 posts) -
@mnzy: Thanks for posting these, they are really helpful!
#10 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@SpaceInsomniac said:
" @StaticFalconar said:
" @SpaceInsomniac: you do know we have like a guide function on this site "
Yes, I even linked to the SF IV guide in my original post.  I went with a thread instead, because I didn't think I should make a guide with several videos that were made by other people.  If the mods disagree, I'd be fine with this being a guide instead, but I'd personally feel more comfortable with it as a thread. "
Any other site where they don't have a guide feature I can see a thread like this make sense, but having a guide means you don't have to scroll down needlessly and everything is more organised (especially when others add their vids in ) 
 
People put their vids up to be looked at anyway, I'm pretty sure we don't need their permission for what is essentially a link to youtube. But you're right, this is new territory so lets see what the mods think. 
#11 Posted by lordofultima (6186 posts) -

I edited the original post to include my 3-minute fundamentals, so there you have it. NOW it can be stickied. lol

#12 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

People wanting to get better at fighting games: read this junk. Once you learn even some of these concepts you'll only get better.

#13 Posted by OmegaPirate (5519 posts) -

Snap - awesome thread dudes, watching these now :D

#14 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3337 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" I edited the original post to include my 3-minute fundamentals, so there you have it. NOW it can be stickied. lol "
Awesome.  Thanks. :)
#15 Posted by HODGEY3000 (344 posts) -

thanks man this is great help
#16 Posted by Shadow (4966 posts) -

huh...weird how I could play so long without knowing you could cancel the animation after a focus hit.

#17 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3337 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" huh...weird how I could play so long without knowing you could cancel the animation after a focus hit. "
That's really important to know.  Without dash forward focus canceling, is almost impossible for some characters to land their ultra.  Fei Long, I'm looking at your low tier ass. :(
#18 Posted by FateOfNever (1762 posts) -

Thanks a bunch for posting this stuff.  I've been thinking about trying to get into fighting games like SF more seriously lately and it's nice to see that with SSF4 coming out people are trying to help out those just getting interested.

#19 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -

Just as an aside, the combo video does not talk about target combos, which is kind of like linking except that you do the button inputs in a rhythm instead of following the hit timing going-on on the screen.  If interested, you can look at like Guy's or Dudley's move lists for good examples.  Just saying :)  

#20 Posted by hungrynun (443 posts) -

I'm sure this has been said before, but ultima's tutorials are great.

#21 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -
#22 Posted by TheLastNeo (433 posts) -

Wow, this is great... Awesome post!

#23 Posted by Teclo (139 posts) -

Thanks a lot for linking to these videos. I haven't watched them all yet - I'm typing this before I carry on - but I've been looking for some really clear examples of controlling space, as seen in that first video.

#24 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@demontium said:

" @SpaceInsomniac:  http://www.youtube.com/user/OptionSelectDotCom  they got a buttload of great videos.  just watched their cody video, its more for players who are already familiar with SFIV, but still. "

http://www.option-select.com/  
 
There actual site also has tons of info, kinda lacking on some match ups because the game is still new but I am sure with time it will be great 
#25 Posted by lordofultima (6186 posts) -

Got my Hauppauge HD PVR in the mail today, 4 days before scheduled arrival! So I did a test recording with SSFIV, demonstrating some Akuma Ultra II (Demon Armageddon) setups. Check it! Teleport scales ultra 100 damage, I think I just discovered something shitty! Yay? 
  
  

#26 Posted by wchigo (524 posts) -

I rate your video 10/10 lordofultima. If nothing else, your exquisite choice of bgm already justified that score.

#27 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

Could you make a vid next explaining how not to suck donkey balls with Akuma please? Why you ask? I suck donkey balls.

#28 Posted by Teclo (139 posts) -

Thanks for telling me you lose 100 damage for cancelling into U2 from a teleport - I had no idea. The fireball-punishing set up seems pretty cool and really fits in with my reason I have for using Akuma; doing cool little things like that to annoy my opponent. I know he's not a gimmicky character but I kind of enjoy using him that way.

#29 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -
@wchigo said:
" I rate your video 10/10 lordofultima. If nothing else, your exquisite choice of bgm already justified that score. "
LIAR! you cant rate 10/10 on youtube!
#30 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@demontium said:
" @wchigo said:
" I rate your video 10/10 lordofultima. If nothing else, your exquisite choice of bgm already justified that score. "
LIAR! you cant rate 10/10 on youtube! "
HE
JUST
DID
#31 Posted by wchigo (524 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @demontium said:
" @wchigo said:
" I rate your video 10/10 lordofultima. If nothing else, your exquisite choice of bgm already justified that score. "
LIAR! you cant rate 10/10 on youtube! "
HE
JUST
DID
"
BOOM!
#32 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (846 posts) -

Anyone seen any good "howto" or combo videos for Juri?

#33 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (846 posts) -

  Yay, a Juri tutorial!

#34 Posted by Niccoles (147 posts) -

Thanks for the vids!

#35 Edited by lordofultima (6186 posts) -

The giant write-up for Akuma's Super Gimmicks are at sf4 answers. Check it out
 
"The Itabashi Slayer" is a silly name I came up with for an interesting kara super setup for Akuma in Super Street Fighter IV. WestAB pitched the idea of this trick to me, and after him using it successfully a bunch of times I was convinced it was the greatest thing ever, and have thus made a tutorial explaining how it works.

It's essentially a super kara'd with a far standing roundhouse kick. There is a legitimate method to do this type of demon, but it involves a complicated plink that is sort of like a tongue twister for your hands...so this method grants you the benefit of the roundhouse's added range, as well as a built-in setup to land it -- with a much more lenient input to boot, more akin to the overhead kara demon than any plinking shenanigans.     
 

#36 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima: I'm sooo glad I don't play akuma, my hands would break.
#37 Posted by lordofultima (6186 posts) -
@AniMoney: It is sort of crazy looking at it, but it's really not that tough once you train your hands to move in those weird formations.
#38 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @AniMoney: It is sort of crazy looking at it, but it's really not that tough once you train your hands to move in those weird formations. "
Yeah everything in this game is like that. I remember when the game out and srk fadc ultra was so complicated and advanced I thought I would never do it. Of course now it's bread and butter for Ryu players.
#39 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -

This is probably the best thread I have come across on these boards. As a beginner it's nice to have some of the best SSFIV videos all in one place. I will be watching these videos a lot in the future.

#40 Posted by gosukiller (2324 posts) -

Video isn't mine and isn't perfect, but as a T.Hawk player I find there is a shortage of good tutorials:
 
 

#41 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@gosukiller: Yeah, that's a pretty poor tutorial.
#42 Posted by gosukiller (2324 posts) -
@Scooper: Yeah, I know, but still some useful stuff in there for the beginner. 
Would be nice to see a dedicated Hawk player like Craig Stevens, or somebody like Mike Ross who has a pretty good Hawk, to post an insightful tutorial on Mr.T Hawk.
#43 Posted by Cramsy (1160 posts) -
@SpaceInsomniac said:
  Despite what is said at the end, no other videos in this series were made.   
That is one of the most eerie comments I've read on these forums
#44 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

This thread needs to be bumped as it's being refused to be sticked aparantly. Way more important and easier to learn by using the stuff in this thread then using any of the poor guides on the site or by using the Begginner sticky thread.

#45 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -
@Scooper: I agree. I'd even forgot it existed.
#46 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

bumping the thread again as it's on the third page. This thread should replace the beginner thread on this forum. Ultima, please do it.

#47 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" bumping the thread again as it's on the third page. This thread should replace the beginner thread on this forum. Ultima, please do it. "
I agree

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