Super Street Fighter IV/Controls and Terminology/Controls

From SuperCombo Wiki
Super Street Fighter IVSSFIVLogo.png

Joystick Controls

Here is a diagram of the controls in Super Street Fighter IV when used with the standard MadCatz Tournament Edition Joystick. The joystick has been labeled as if you are on the left side of the screen. If you are on the right, Towards becomes Back, Offensive Crouch becomes Defensive Crouch, etc. The buttons remain the same.

          JOYSTICK POSITIONS            |           BUTTONS
          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^            |           ^^^^^^^
                 Up                     |           PUNCHES
                  o                     |
    Back Flip o   |   o Forward Flip    |    o         o         o
               \  |  /                  |  Light     Medium    Hard
                \ | /                   |  Punch     Punch     Punch
     Back o ----- o ----- o Towards     |
               Neutral                  |    o         o         o
               /  |  \                  |  Light     Medium    Hard
    Defensive o   |   o Offensive       |  Kick      Kick      Kick
    Crouch        o        Crouch       |
                Down                    |            KICKS
             (or Crouch)                |

Motion Notation

Also, there are some motions for the joystick that will be referred to by the common nicknames used for them. Here's a listing of the ones that may be most commonly used in this guide:

  • QCF (Quarter Circle Forward):

Qcf.png Down, Down/Towards, Towards

  • QCB (Quarter Circle Back):

Qcb.png Down, Down/Back, Back

  • DP (Dragon Punch):

Dp.png Towards, Down, Down/Towards

  • RDP (Reverse Dragon Punch):

Rdp.png Back, Down, Down/Back

  • HCF (Half Circle Forward):

Hcf.png Back, Down/Back, Down, Down/Towards, Towards

  • HCB (Half Circle Back):

Hcb.png Towards, Down/Towards, Down, Down/Back, Back

  • 360 (360 Motion):

360.png Rotate the joystick in a full circle in any direction