Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 – Russian Defense System: Applications for Zangief’s Ultra 2

By on January 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

drekerrr‘s latest video shows off some interesting uses for Zangief’s Ultra 2 in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012. Specifically, it shows how to use it to counter several grounded moves that technically count as airborne. The list of moves that Ultra 2 works against is as follows:

M. Bison – Psycho Crusher
Juri – Super Combo, EX Pinwheel (works on normal version)
E. Honda – Ultra 1
Hakan – Oil Rocket
T. Hawk – Condor Spire
Evil Ryu – Forward Medium Kick
Ibuki – Forward Medium Kick
Gouken – close st.HP xx Demon Flip
Rose – Soul Throw (anti-anti air?)

Source: drekerrr

Angelo M. D’Argenio A.K.A. MyLifeIsAnRPG got his start in the fighting game community as a young boy playing Street Fighter II in arcades down at the Jersey Shore. As president of Disorganization XIII, he travels the convention circuit presenting a variety of panels from discussions on gamer culture, to stick modding workshops, to fighting game comedy acts. He has a passion for looking at the fighting game community from an academic standpoint and has completed several studies on effective fighting game learning and the impact fighting games have on social circles. A six year veteran of the gaming industry, he also writes for Cheat Code Central and is a lead game designer for Ember Games. On Tuesdays, you can find him getting bodied by Chris G and getting mistaken for Seth Rogen at The Break.
  • Shel

    hakan’s OIL DIVE not OIL ROCKET. also it should work on C.Viper’s Overhead, Yuns EX Lunge kick and deejay’s EX Double Sombat (MAYBE on that one. MAYBE).

  • Doopliss_SWE

    Don’t forget Makoto’s DP. Not to mention all Uppercut-type reversals, tatsus etc. You can even use it to avoid getting hit by Hakan’s U2. The only airborne move it can’t catch that I know of (other than itself) is Vega’s U1 after the flash.

    • Shel

      Depending on who activated first.  Raging slash is hard to get too. 

      • Doopliss_SWE

        Either Siberian Blizzard wins, or neither of them connects. Zangief is completely invincible until he touches the ground, making it one of the most powerful Anti-airs in the game (Vega’s U1 is also invincible until it touches the ground, which is why it can’t be caught. You might be able to catch it on block though).

    • drekerr

       I left out the regular DPs and tatsus since they’re easy to land. Was trying to get Vega’s U1 but that thing is just stupidly fast.

  • EA575

    Russian Defense System xD

  • Vector_C

    One does NOT punish the Super Taunt! Shame on you, sir.

    • George Carlos Pastor

      can it?!? interesting….

  • blackavengre

    Yo Silk, I dunno if you have these as I haven’t witnessed you do them. But its lab time nigga

    • blackavengre

      An’ you got the reflexes to make some of these setups GDLK.

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    • meowklaski

       None of these are setups. Every single instance in this video is just gief U2ing an airborne opponent. Oh man, if honda fullscreen U1’s me, I can counter ultra!? If ibuki walks up to me and tries an overhead!?

      Who the hell tries these things on gief anyway..

      • Zestiest

        I don’t think you’ve seen Silk’s work as Gief.

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  • Alexander Nguyen

    just as good as a random ultra… lol id only take the risk of doing this if i had a really good life lead.. if not, it’s too much of a gamble

  • Rahavic

    NFL Films music all day lol

  • Yoooooooooooo, I can punish full screen Honda U1?

  • drekerr

    I was actually gonna delete the video and redo it, because I found a lot more lol. Expect a second go at this, showing what can and CAN’T be done. The saddest one is Guile’s upside down kick and forward/back MK. 🙁

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  • meowklaski

    sooo….utra 2 grabs moves out of the air. that was the point of this?

    • double B

       i was a bit confused too.  every move he showed was obviously an airborne move.  and gief’s U2 obviously grabs airborne opponents. 

      the only one i didn’t know about was Juri’s EX Washing Machine.  i’d like to see more like that, where they look grounded but they’re not

  • $17468069

     I wish you could focus cancel into ultra 2, even if the damage is scaled right back to nothing, I’d still like to do it for entertainment purposes.