Dead or Alive 4 FAQ/Strategy Guide By Mighteyna (firstname.lastname@example.org) Copyrighted February 6, 2006 by Ben Burnette Dead or Alive 4 is copyrighted Tecmo and Team Ninja Version Final Table of Contents Guide History Helpful Basics A. Controls B. Button Mashing C. Selecting Your Character Stages A. The DWA Coliseum B. Ninja Hideout C. Seaside Market D. Kyoto in Bloom (Day and Night) E. DOATEC Great Hall F. Temple on the Mountain G. Gambler's Paradise H. Experimental Playground I. The Crash Club J. Savannah Safari K. Biolab Core L. Waterfall Valley M. Nassau Station N. Tatami Mat Specific Character Strategies Kasumi Kokoro Brad Wong Bass Armstrong Jann Lee Tina Armstrong Bayman Ayane Ryu Hayabusa Hitomi Eliot Zack Lei Fang La Mariposa Christie Hayate Helena Ein Gen Fu Leon Tengu Spartan-458 Difficult Throws/Moves A. Raijin B. Izuna-Otoshi C. Obero Secrets Unlocking Guide Frequently Asked Questions Contacting Me Credits Legal Things Guide History February 6, 2006 Began DOA 4 FAQ. March 16, 2006 Finished DOA 4 FAQ. March 17, 2006 Corrected a bunch of mistakes thanks to some helpful e-mails. By the way if you helped with any mistakes I will list you in the Credits section of this FAQ. March 18, 2006 Corrected a grammar mistake and added a new "Best Move" for Lei Fang. April 20, 2006 Added some more Frequently Asked Questions and fixed a grammar mistake. April 25, 2006 Added a new section, "About Me." May 4, 2006 Instead of the long "Version Final" under "Version History" deleted it and put accurate dates and made it easier to read the different updates I made to this FAQ. May 10, 2006 Deleted the "About Me" section and added the "Future FAQs" section and "Farewell Notes" section. May 12, 2006 Made the "Credits" Section a little easier to read and added a new Frequently Asked Question. May 21, 2006 Made some small changes to the future FAQs I'm going to write. May 29, 2006 Added a bunch of games to the "Future FAQs" section. May 30, 2006 Added the game Fire Emblem to the "Future FAQs" section. August 20, 2006 Fixed a statement about Jann Lee. Helpful Basics A. Controls The new Xbox 360 Controller has a lot of buttons and it's important to know what they do in order to play the game well. Here is a control list. You may notice I don't list all the buttons. I'm only list the buttons that do something. The ones I don't list do nothing. Y-Punch B-Kick A-Throw X-Free Button B. Button Mashing Although button mashing is a popular way to win in fighting games it will NOT work in Dead or Alive 4. Just in case you don't know Button Mashing is when you randomly hit buttons on the controller to attack. If you do this in story mode or especially during online play you will get your butt kicked badly. Dead or Alive 4 is a difficult game and there isn't even an easy difficulty setting. Even normal the easiest level is still very challenging. LEARN THE MOVES of each character and this will help you a lot. Trust me I have button mashed at this game and that time could have been better spent learning the good moves for each character. C. Selecting your Character Dead or Alive 4 is a completely different game from the originals and especially from the Playstation and Playstation 2 Dead or Alive games. If you new to the series then pick one character to get really good at. Then from there you can move on till you've gotten good with everyone and have become a Dead or Alive Beast. If you are an experienced DOA Player then you can pick two characters. By experienced I don't mean you played a previous DOA game for 20 minutes at a friend's house. I mean beat the game at 100% and have mastered all the characters. DOA 4 is that different from the previous. Here are a few suggestions for good characters to start with and bad characters to start with. Some Good Starting Character Suggestions are- Ryu Hayabusa- Ryu Hayabusa is known as the Super Ninja. He is very easy to play as and has some great simple combos. Sometimes people think Team Ninja and Tecmo made Ryu too powerful. Ryu was my first character and is still my best. He has great teleporting moves that look hard but really aren't. Jann Lee- A very fast, powerful, and overall a good character. He has very damaging combos that are really good. He is quick and his combos are simple yet powerful. Jann Lee is a strong and easy character to master. Eliot- Eliot's style of fighting is very basic. He uses straight forward martial arts; just punches and kicks. He doesn't have fancy teleporting moves and stuff like that. He isn't fancy but is quick and powerful. Overall the best character to start out with is Eliot because of his simple moves, followed by Jann Lee because of his great combos, and then Ryu Hayabusa because he does have good combos but his really damaging combos aren't as simple as pressing YYBB like they are for Eliot and Jann Lee. Some Starting Characters you should avoid- Bass- Bass is huge. He is slow and his combos are mostly throw that take a long time to learn. If you want to master Bass wait till your really good and have experience with other wrestlers. Save Bass for last. Bayman- Bayman is a good character with great combos, counters, and throws. The reason I don't recommend him for starters is because his combos are really difficult and he isn't good at juggling. Although his throw combos are easy to learn they are hard to execute on the opponent so wait till your better at throws and counters. La Mariposa- La Mariposa is the best wrestler in DOA 4. However her attacks are easy to do but are strange and that makes it hard to juggle the opponent. Unless you are good at memorizing a lot of combos stay away from La Mariposa till you're a little more experienced. Christie- She may seem like a good character as she can juggle the opponent really well and has a lot of good punches but she WILL get countered. I played as Christie when I was a beginner and I got countered every single time I attacked. Wait till you can mix up her attacks to were she is impossible to counter. Ayane- Ayane is without a doubt one of the if not the best female fighters in the game. The reason I don't recommend her is because if you don't know what your doing then you will get hit a lot. Try another female Ninja like Kasumi then try Ayane. Overall Bass is the worst to start with followed by Bayman, La Mariposa, Ayane, and Christie. Stages A. The DWA Coliseum The DWA Coliseum is home to Tina, Bass, and La Mariposa. It is the smallest stage in the game. It is really easy to win in this stage and easy to lose. The best way to win is to knock your opponent against the electric walls around the ring and do combos for an easy victory. B. Ninja Hideout Fans of Ninja Gaiden should recognize this stage. It is home to Ryu Hayabusa, Ayane, Kasumi, and Hayate. Although the stage might look small there are a lot of secret rooms in which you can knock your opponent up to secret panels. The best thing to do is to get your opponent to a solid wall and pummel him/her with attacks. C. Seaside Market In Seaside Market there really isn't much to watch out for. There are lots of crates and carts that you can trip your opponent over for a little damage. You can knock them down the stairs to the beach area and have a basically open course to attack. D. Kyoto in Bloom The top of Kyoto in Bloom is basically an open course of scenic grass and cherry blossoms. The hard parts comes when you can knock your opponent over the bridge to a small creek. That is where the path is kind of narrow. Attack your opponent with all your might and try not to go to the creek. If it is unavoidable then try to push the opponent down so he/she will take a little damage. You may notice there are two Kyoto in Bloom stages. One is day and the other is night. There are no other differences. E. DOATEC Great Hall The DOATEC Great Hall is a huge course when you can run around and bang your opponent. For the Ninja Players there is a lot of room to teleport. Try to knock your opponent over the stairs and through the glass. The floor below looks the same and you can keep on doing it for an easy victory. F. Temple on the Mountain Temple on the Mountain has four stories. Try to get to the right side on the top then left side on the next story down and back and forth in order for the opponent to take damage from falling. G. Gambler's Paradise Gambler's Paradise is like a recreation of Las Vegas, Nevada. The only thing you need to watch out for is the cars coming by which will usually honk their horns to warn you. If you are playing as Spartan-458 a Warthog will drive by too (as seen from Halo and Halo 2 for the Xbox). The Warthog does extra damage so watch out. H. Experimental Playground This is a fun course. It is a recreation of Jurassic Park. Dinosaurs come from all over so try not to get hit. There is no warning so if you see anything jump out of the way and try not to get hit by the opponent. I. The Crash Club The Crash Club is a difficult course. It is the second smallest course and EVERYTHING is electric and dangerous. Knock your opponent against the wall and if your Ryu Hayabusa do his advanced throw for extra damage thanks to the electric ceiling and ground. J. Savannah Safari This is a very basic course. It is an open area at the top and at the bottom. The only thing to watch out for are the running cheetahs that virtually appear out of nowhere. K. Biolab Core Like the crash club everything in Biolab Core is electrocuted. The only difference is it is a little bigger and the ceiling isn't electrocuted. Try to bang your opponent into the wall for extra damage. L. Waterfall Valley You start this course on a suspended bridge. This is Ryu Hayabusa heaven as his advanced throw will go throw the bridge down to the ground for a lot of damage. Once you fall off you will be in an area with a river and a bunch of trees to bang your opponent into. M. Nassau Station This is the Halo themed level and is the largest in the game. Feel free to run around and kill your opponent against warthogs and energy shields. N. Tatami Floor Tatami Floor takes a lot of work to get in Versus Mode but is worth it. There are no wall and no ceiling so speed characters will have the greatest advantage. Specific Character Strategies Kasumi Nationality- Japanese Fighting Style- Mugen Tenshin Clan Ninjutsu 7 Costumes Kasumi is a great character. She is lightning fast, is strong, and can teleport. She has fast punches and excellent kick combos. She is a fun character to play and a good character to master. You will find that all the Ninjas are good all around characters. Kasumi's Best Moves: Sakura Parrie: Up, X. Tenzan Renjin: Diagonal Down Left+Y, Y Tenshu Kaiten So: Right+B, B Kokoro Nationality- Japanese Fighting Style- Ba Ji Quan 7 Costumes Kokoro is an amazing character with easy combos to do. Ba Ji Quan consists of many low kicks and powerful high kicks plus a lot of punches. Because of this people tend to button mash. This will win you battles but you will lose a lot in online play and will lose a lot in story mode. Kokoro's Best Moves: Bokuchi Rentai: Down+X+B, B Ryogi Chu: Right, Right+Y Shoten Sho: Y, Y, X+Y, X+Y Shinso Kaimon: Down, Diagonal Down Left, Left, X+Y, Left+X+Y, Left, Right+X+Y Brad Wong Nationality- Chinese Fighting Style- Zui Ba Xian Quan 3 Costumes Brad Wong is one of the oddest characters in the game. However he is also one of the most effective characters in the game. He can Hop on one leg kick you without putting his leg down, do 5 headbutts, get down on the ground to an untouchable position, and grab and attack at the same time! Brad Wong is tied for my best character with Ryu Hayabusa and Hayate. Most of Brad Wong's best moves are stances that lead off into several powerful juggles. Brad Wong's Best Moves: Tenshin Hiinshu: Left+Y, Up Ren Kohontai: Diagonal Down Left+Y, B Lying Stance: Down+Y+B Back Turned Stance: Left, Left+Y Bass Armstrong Nationality- American Fighting Style- Pro Wrestling 4 Costumes Bass was probably the best character in DOA 3. Now in DOA 4 he is just plain old annoying. Old Bass Masters will have to learn a lot of new throw combos. Bass Armstrong's Best Moves: Buffalo Rage: Diagonal Down Right, Diagonal Down Right+Y, Y Ground Throw: Down+X+Y Knee Hammer: Right+B, Y Power Gong: Diagonal Down Left+Y, Y One Leg Standing Head Butt: Right, Right+X+Y Jann Lee Nationality- Chinese Fighting Style- Jeet Kune Do 4 Costumes Jann Lee is back and better then ever. Jann Lee remains a fan favorite with his great annoying and powerful moves including the excellent move, Dragon Kick. If your familiar with the movies then you will see some similarities with Jann Lee. Jann Lee is simple and powerful. He is also a great pick for beginners. A powerful simple combo is K,K,K,Y,Y,Y,Y. Jann Lee's Best Moves: Dragon Kick: Down, Diagonal Down Right, Right+B Sonic Spin Kick: Y, Right+Y One Inch Punch: Left, Right+Y Dragon Fist: Left+Y,Y,Y Dragon Gunner: Right, Right+X+Y Dragon Step Middle: Right, Right+B Tina Armstrong Nationality- American Fighting Style- Pro Wrestling 5 Costumes The daughter of Bass Armstrong is one of the three wrestling based characters in Dead or Alive 4. Tina plays much like her father except that she excels more in speed then power. If Bass and Tina fought then honestly Tina would win because is really easy to counter. Tina in my opinion is the better choice for a wrestler. Tina Armstrong's Best Moves: Back Elbow Knee: Diagonal Right Up+Y,B Low Spin Knuckle: Diagonal Down Left+Y Shoulder Tackle: Left, Right+Y, Left, Right+X+Y Low Kick Upper Combo: Down+B,Y Moonsault Feint: Left+Y+B,X Bayman Nationality- Russian Fighting Style- Commando Sambo 3 Costumes Bayman is a great grappler. He has incredible counters and good throw combos. He is back for DOA 2 and is looking a lot better. Learn at least one throw combo with Bayman and master countering. If you are a beginner wait till your good with countering then play as Bayman. Master the roll and leg throw as well. Bayman's Best Moves: Combo Twin Lancer: Y,Y, Left+Y,Y Charging Tiger: Y,Y, Down+Y,Y Russian Rumble: Diagonal Up Left+Y,Y Spike Launcher: Down+B,B,B Fire Bullet: Right+Y+B Ayane Nationality- Japanese Fighting Style- Mugen Tenshin Clan Ninjutsu 6 Costumes Lets just face it folks Ayane is without a doubt one of the best female fighters in the DOA Series. She has been there since DOA 1 and is one of the easiest characters to pick up and play. In this game she will require a little more practice but mastering Ayane is almost a must as she has incredible combos. LEARN HER SPIN MOVES as it makes her untouchable and can hurt the opponent even if he/she is blocking. Ayane's Best Moves: Renjin Roso: Y,Y, Right+B, Down+B Hajin Shinso: Y,B,B Tenmu Zeccho: Diagonal Down Right, Diagonal Down Right+Y Ryujin Renkyaku: Down+B, B Kiri Madoi: Left+X+Y Ryu Hayabusa Nationality- Japanese Fighting Style- Hayabusa Clan Ninjutsu 4 Costumes Ryu Hayabusa is tied for the best character in DOA 4. He has changed from previous games but in a good way. He is much faster and is more powerful. If you can learn his teleport techniques and advanced throw then there isn't much that can't stand up to the title of Super Ninja. A quick and easy combo is Y,Y,B,B,B. Ryu Hayabusa's Best Moves: Ongyoin: Left+Y+B Shoryu: Down+X+B,B,B Izuna Otoshi: Left, Diagonal Down Left, Down, Diagonal Down Right, Right+X+Y, Down, Down Diagonal Left, Right, Diagonal Up Right, Up, Diagonal Up Left, Left+X+Y (I know it seems long but really all it is, is rotating the controller (LEARN THIS MOVE IT WILL PERFORM MASSIVE DAMAGE!!!!!!) Senko Izuna: Left+X, Down Diagonal Left, Left, Diagonal Up Left, Up+X (A counter move with awesome damage). Chisen Kyaku: Down Diagonal Left+Y, Down+B Hitomi Nationality- German Fighting Style- Karate 8 Costumes In Dead or Alive 3 Hitomi was introduced for the first time and would later appear in DOA Ultimate and DOA Volleyball. Hitomi uses one of the most popular and basic martial arts, Karate. She is an average character. She has average power and a little bit better in speed. Her counters aren't that great but Hitomi players will have fun with some great juggling opportunities that her combos have. Hitomi's Best Moves Fujin: Down, Down Diagonal Right, Right+Y Azuma: Left, Right+Y Domawashi Geri: Down Diagonal Right+X+B,B Enpi: Y,B,B,B Hyuga: Down Diagonal Left+Y Eliot Nationality- British Fighting Style- Xing Yi Quan 4 Costumes Eliot is the successor of the legendary iron fist Gen Fu. Xing Yi Quan is a legendary Chinese martial art that is basic punches and kicks. A master of Xing Yi Quan is nearly impossible to counter. Eliot is beyond a master of Xing Yi Quan it is like he owns it and invented it. He is a great pick for beginners and is easy to master. Eliot's Best Moves: Enshi Shosui: Down+X+B,Y Kinkei Tenshin Oken: Down Diagonal Left+Y,Y,Y Chikukei Hoken: Left+Y+B Toku Koto Tai: Down, Down Diagonal Right, Right+B Zack Nationality- American Fighting Style- Muay Thai 4 Costumes Zack, the host of DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball, is back and better than ever in DOA 4. Compared to DOA Ultimate Zack is a lot better. In DOA Ultimate Zack was horrible but now Zack has good counters and great combos. Zack's Best Moves: Duck Stance: Down+Y+B Sway: Left+Y Tropical Storm: Right+B, Down+B,B Lei Fang Nationality- Chinese Fighting Style- Tai Ji Quan 7 Costumes The Tai Ji Quan Master returns in the latest game and she retains almost all of her old attacks. Her attacks are good but are very predictable. If you want to master Lei Fang then you will have to learn to mix up combos or you will get countered in Story Mode and especially in Online Play. Lei Fang's Best Moves: Seiryu: Y, Down+Y, Down+B Renkan Kinkei Hogyo: Y,Y,Right+Y,B,Right+Y Renkan Shinkyaku Gashu: Y,Y,B,Down+B Joho Shichi Sei: Down Diagonal Left+Y,Y Gessen Haisetsu Ko: Right+X+B,Y Senkyu Ren Tai: Left,B,B,B La Mariposa Nationality- American Fighting Style- Luchadora 5 Costumes DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball Fans will recognize La Mariposa as Lisa from DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball. She is by far the best wrestler in the game as she has great counters, hard to predict movements, and combines the power of Bass and the Speed of Tina. Her movements are weird and you will get beat up if you don't know what your doing so I don't recommend La Mariposa for beginners. La Mariposa's Best Moves: Top Spin Kick Combo: Right+B, Down+B Shin Cracker: Right, Right+Y,B Double Spin: Down Diagonal Left+B, Down+B Off the Ground Attack: X+B,B Christie Nationality- British Fighting Style- She Quan 4 Costumes Christie is a good character with good juggles and good strong attacks. However She Quan is very easy to predict. Most off her attacks are Mid punches so are easy to predict. She has a stance which is very useful but again is mostly all low punches and kicks which is easy to counter and then juggle her for an easy victory. The best thing to do is to make up your own combos so she is super hard to counter. Christie's Best Moves: Poison Serpent Stance: Down+Y+B Keppo Tokyaku: Down Diagonal Left+Y,B Dokuja Ran Tsuifu: Y,Y,Y Kaso Rengeki: (While in Poison Serpent Stance), Y Hayate Nationality- Japanese Fighting Style- Mugen Tenshin Clan Ninjutsu 4 Costumes Hayate is the best character in DOA 4. That is not an opinion it is a fact. He is quick yet powerful and is hard to counter. Hayate is a monster when it comes to offense and pretty good with defense. His counters are beyond compare. Hayate to warp to other sides of the opponent with his lightning flash and has a good throw called Raijin. Hayate's Best Moves: Mugen Rento: Down Diagonal Right+Y,Y Burai: Up+Y,B Chiryu: Down Diagonal Left+Y,Y Tenbu Byakko: Down, Diagonal Down Left, Right,Y,Y,Y Raijin: Full Rotation of Joystick+X+Y, Left, Right, Up, Down+X+Y, Up Diagonal Right, Down Diagonal Left, Up Diagonal Left, Down Diagonal Right+X+Y Helena Nationality- French Fighting Style- Pi Qua Quan 5 Costumes Helena is one of the hardest characters to learn in DOA History. However in DOA 4 she is back and better then ever with her new Bokuho Stance and great attacks. Helena's Best Moves: Bokuho Stance: Down+Y+B Yoshi Nyurin: Down,X,Y Sensho Rekkai Kyaku: Y,B,B,B Enbu Kyaku: Y,Y,B Ein Nationality- Japanese Fighting Style- Karate 4 Costumes Before Hayate regained his memory he was known as Ein. He trained with Hitomi and became a Karate Master. Ein is a very good player. You will be using a lot of charge up attacks with him. Ein's Best Moves: Fujin: Down,Y Azuma: Left, Right+Y Mae Keriage: Left+B Low Punch: Down,Y Hokage: Down Diagonal Right, Down Diagonal Right,X,Y Gen Fu Nationality- Chinese Fighting Style- Xing Yi Quan 4 Costumes Known as the legendary Iron Fist Gen Fu returns and stands up to his name. He has a lot of strong attacks and good power. He uses strong stances to base his attacks. Gen Fu is the master of Eliot and both are beneficial to any DOA 4 Player to Master. Gen Fu's Best Moves: Banchu: Right+Y,Y,Y Yokei: Down, Down,Y Sen Shippo: Down, Down Diagonal Left, Left,Y Leon Nationality- Italian Fighting Style- Commando Sambo 4 Costumes The famous grappler is back from DOA 2. Although he was similar to Bayman in this game he has a lot of his own good counters and throw combos. Learn at least one throw combo. Leon's Best Moves: Rush Knee: Y,Y,Right,Y,B Smash Giant Uppercut: Up+Y,Y,Y Blast Roundhouse: Left,Y,B Spinning Low Punch: Down Diagonal Left+Y Cross Slash: Down Diagonal Right, Down Diagonal Right+Y Tengu Nationality- Unknown Fighting Style- Unknown 2 Costumes The Boss from DOA 2 makes a special appearance for DOA 4. Tengu was cheap in DOA Ultimate. But know he is no good at all. He has easy to predict attacks and stupid counters. To get good with Tengu you will need a lot of work and a lot of patience. All though I watched my friend play as Tengu and he shows that Tengu can leave you dazed and confused. Tengu's Best Moves: Hauchiwa Gaeshi: Down+Y,Y That's it. I'm serious this is really the only effective move. Spartan-458 Nationality- Martian Fighting Style- Unknown 7 Costumes Fans of Halo and Halo 2 will immediately recognize Spartan-458. Spartan-458 is actually an effective character. She (that's right she) has good throws including the awesome plasma grenade throw! Spartan-458's Best Moves: Ghost Destroyer Combo: Right+B, Y Wrath of Reach: Down, Diagonal Left, Left,X,Y Plasma Grenade Stick: Left, Down Diagonal Left, Down, Down Diagonal Right, Right+X+Y (not all that hard.) Difficult Throws/Moves A. Raijin Raijin is a throw combo performed by Hayate. It is the hardest move in the game and it is very damaging in battle. Although it isn't one of those moves you do every fight it is good every now and then. If you want the Hayate System Voice and the Alpha-152 System Voice then your going to have to do it in exercise mode. Here are a few steps to make Raijin a piece of cake. 1. Although surprisingly the hardest part of the throw is setting it up. I recommend you use the joystick for this part. Most people perform another throw that sends you to the other side which is very annoying. Do a simple punch then start from the joystick down position and do a rotation then hit X+Y. This should kick the opponent into the air and combo throw should light up on the left side of the screen. Practice this a lot till you get it every time. 2. The next part is Left, Right, Up, and Down. Most people use the D Pad for this but the Joystick is the best once again. It takes a few seconds to switch to the D Pad and a lot of the time you run out of time. Practice it on the ground for a long time. When it is in your head do step number one then do step number two. Start as soon as he puts the opponent over him. 3. The final step is four simple diagonal buttons. This again is not that hard. Do the commands on the ground (hit X+Y as well so it is in your head too) and then do steps number one and two. As soon as Hayate goes up and does flip kicks start immediately. This should finish the throw. If you do it Congratulations you have just done the hardest throw in the game! B. Izuna-Otoshi Izuna-Otoshi is a combo throw performed by Ryu Hayabusa and is very damaging if performed off of heights. Do not pay attention to the command list as it lies. Izuna-Otoshi isn't really all that hard if you know the secret. 1. Like Hayate's Raijin the hardest part of this throw is setting it up. Hit Y and then do the command as listed to send him/her into the air. Practice this a couple of times. 2. On the next part the instructions lie. All you have to do is randomly spin the joystick and hit X+Y this should finish the throw. That wasn't so hard now was it? C. Obero This is a move performed by Kasumi. This is like Izuna-Otoshi. It looks hard but really isn't. In fact there is only one step. 1. Hit Y+B and hold right if Y+B miss Kasumi will slide forward at this time hit X+Y. This will perform the move. Congratulations! Secrets There are a couple of neat secrets that Tecmo and Team Ninja put into the game. Here they are: Play as La Mariposa without her mask: That's right you can play as La Mariposa without her mask. Just beat story mode at least once then pick any costume with X. On the Kitty Costume La Mariposa has you can hit X and she will have a Kitty mask on. I think it is Costume 4, but I could be wrong. Change Hairstyles for Kasumi: Kasumi has a number of different hairstyles. To do so select a costume with A,X,Y, or Start. Change Hairstyles for Lei Fang: Like Kasumi Lei Fang's hairstyle can be altered by selecting a costume with A,B,X,Y, or start. Lei Fang wearing glasses: Select a costume with X to see Lei Fang with glasses on. Hitomi with blonde hair: Select Costume Eight with X or Y. Unfortunately this is the only costume you can play as Hitomi with blonde hair. Unlocking Guide There are a number of unlockables in DOA 4 and here they are: Ein: Beat Story Mode with Hitomi Gen Fu: Beat Story Mode with Eliot Leon: Beat Story Mode with Zack Helena: Beat Story Mode with all characters Spartan-458: Beat Story Mode with Helena Tengu: Beat Time Attack mode with all characters including unlockables Biolab Core Stage: Beat Story Mode one time with any character Nassau Station Stage: Unlock Spartan-458 Tatami Stage in Versus Mode: Unlock all characters, all costumes, beat story mode with all characters at least once, and unlock all system voices with all characters including unlockables Unlocking Costumes: There are three ways to unlock costumes. One you can beat Story Mode one time for the desirable costume, two you can beat time attack mode one time each for the desirable costume, or you can simply buy it from Zack's Shop in Online Play. Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is there really a difference in fighting styles? A: Yes, there is. There is actually a huge difference. Different styles mean different combos and juggling opportunities. Q: Do you have Online Play? A: No. I had it but now my money is tight so I'm sorry! Q: Can you use weapons in DOA 4? A: No. Although it would be a good idea, you can't. Q: Who is your best character? A: Honestly it is a tie between Ryu Hayabusa, Brad Wong, and Hayate. But if I had to choose it would be Hayate. Q: Do you mind questions like "who is your favorite character?" or "what is your favorite game?" A: Not at all. I like hearing other gamers' opinions on things. I like answering questions like that. Just make the subject "DOA 4 Question" or I will most likely delete it. Q: Are you going to write any more FAQs? If so will they be posted on GameFAQs? A: Yes, I'm writing more FAQs and yes they will be posted on GameFAQs. Q: Will you write any FAQs for any other DOA games like DOA Ultimate or DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball? A: The answer is no. The only DOA game I have played is DOA 4. If they come out with DOA 5 or DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball 2 I will be sure to buy the game and write a FAQ for the game. Q: Do you update your DOA 4 FAQ often? A: Yes, I try to update it as much as possible. Contacting Me If you have a question or would like to contribute to this FAQ please send me an e-mail to email@example.com. If you do contribute I will be sure to credit you. I check my e-mail everyday so I will get back to you ASAP. Credits I would like to give credit to the following people for helping me with this FAQ: Prima Publishing: For helping with me the command lists and suggesting a few of the characters' good moves. Amazingly Wonderful: For giving me the correct nationality for Gen Fu and Leon, a correction on Christie's punches, and that about mastering characters. ArcHarry and Cyber Claw: For informing me of Spartan-458's real name. Apoc: For informing me of Leon's Fighting Style. Drew Baye: For stating Jeet Kune Do is not the same fighting style as Jackie Chan. Thanks a lot you guys! Legal Things Disclaimer: All Dead or Alive Aspects are copyrighted to Team Ninja. If this FAQ is used without permission I will take Legal Action. This FAQ is copyrighted to Mighteyna. If you want it on your website just send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.