Final Vendetta Cheats and Tips
Discover Hidden Attacks Through Different Button Inputs
In Final Vendetta’s Arcade tutorial, you’ll get a breakdown of the control scheme, including attacks, jumps, guards, back-attacks, and super moves. However, the last message of the tutorial encourages players to experiment with new input combinations to discover new attacks.
We can confirm that there are hidden attacks to discover. For instance, pressing both the Special and Guard button unleashes a powerful attack that doesn’t rely on the super meter.
The properties of this hidden move vary between the three characters. For instance, Duke’s hidden attack unleashes a robust series of punches, whereas Claire’s attack pushes enemies away with a Kikosho-Esque energy wall.
As of the writing of this article, we cannot confirm any other hidden attacks. However, we encourage you to continue looking for new maneuvers. You may surprise yourself with a game-changing new move!
Master Defensive Maneuvers To Preserve Your Lives
If you’ve played through Arcade mode once, you know that even the Easy difficulty is challenging. Unfortunately, Final Vendetta does not offer continues. So, if you lose all your lives, it’s GAME OVER. Therefore, managing your lives is essential.
In this regard, Final Vendetta is a highly defensive game. Blocking is imperative when faced with enemy attacks. Still, the guard function does not protect your character from everything. More powerful attacks and throws can easily disable your guard. Therefore, your other essential defensive function is dodging.
You’ll have to make plenty of judgment calls when defending against enemies. Sometimes a block leading into a counter is the best move. Sometimes, making space with a quick dodge will give you a chance to breathe.
Then, of course, there will be times when playing the turtle will get you surrounded by enemies. So, you can take Final Vendetta’s defensive functions too far. Finding the right balance between attack and defense is your best bet for making it through all seven stages.
Avoid Getting Cornered Whenever Possible
Considering Final Vendetta’s unforgiving “no-continue” policy, you can’t risk incurring too much damage. Therefore, getting cornered or surrounded by foes is a situation you should avoid whenever possible. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself a life shorter in a matter of seconds.
So, what are some ways you can make space between yourself and your enemies? Your back attack and super move are both efficient options. Back attacks can help ward off enemies behind you, giving you a route to escape the corner of the screen. Furthermore, super moves are great at knocking back multiple opponents at once.
Another helpful strategy for more cautious players is traveling through the screen slowly. Most likely, enemies will not target you until they’re in your line of sight. Therefore, the more you progress through a stage, the more enemies you’ll take on at one time. This strategy will allow you to focus on one or two targets simultaneously rather than dozens.
Learn Your Attacks’ Spacing To Land Expert Hits
Attack range is another significant aspect of Final Vendetta’s gameplay. After all, since the game prioritizes life preservation, rushing in close to an enemy makes you wide open for attacks. In this regard, any opponent you approach is an invitation for damage.
But how else can you beat down opponents? The solution is not to avoid fighting. On the contrary, you should know your attacks so well that you understand how far away from an opponent you can be while still landing it. This kind of mastery of space will help you approach opponents without punishment.
Another good idea is using your attacks as a means of approach. For example, Duke’s hidden attack propels himself forward, so you can use it to get closer to an opponent without taking damage from their attack.