Daigo once practiced punishing single move for 5 hours with help of friend in SF2T days, before advent of training mode

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 28, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. PDT
Daigo once practiced punishing single move for 5 hours with help of friend in SF2T days, before advent of training mode Talking about some of his old school experiences playing fighting games, MCZ|Daigo Umehara relayed a story where he spent 5 hours learning to punish a single move, with the help of a friend.


On the Super Famicon (SNES) release of Street Fighter 2 Turbo, it was possible to jack up the speed setting to 10 stars (Turbo 10) making the action incredibly fast, but the game was released at a time when training mode wasn't a standard issue.

As such, Umehara enlisted the help of a friend to spam Guile's crouching medium kick so he could learn the timing to punish it with Ryu's crouching hard kick sweep, and apparently do it with super fast reactions, considering the insane game speed setting.

Also, while looking through old issues of the publication Gamest, who's staff later went on to make Arcadia Magazine, Umehara pointed out that Guile vs. Zangief is 9-1 match in Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition and Ryu vs. Guile is a 4-6 set.

These topics were part of Daigo's promotional interview for a new manga that was released in Japan, starring none other than Umehara himself, and Beast Note has a full rundown of details and information about the event.

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