Infinites and 100% combos are nothing new in fighting games. A lot of times, it takes strong execution and the correct resources to pull one of these insanely hard-hitting sequences off.
However, much like the balance of life, there have also existed infinite combos and 100% touch-of-death (TOD) sequences in fighting games that were ridiculously simple and easy to perform. JMCrofts’ latest video delves into some of the most “casual” 100% combos in fighting games and not only showcases them, but also discusses how they’re done and how they work.
JMCrofts kicks off with a TOD combo from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that isn’t quite as well known as others. Everyone in the game can utilize 100% combos if they have X-Factor in play and have enough super meter, but that’s not quite what we’re looking at here.
This combo uses Arthur and only requires five bars of meter and the rest of his team to be knocked out in order to set it up. With this criteria in place, Arthur can uses his level 1 super over and over again from full screen away, and as JMCrofts demonstrates, its execution involves simply pressing one single button repeatedly until the combo runs its course and the opponent is KO’d.
We also see the infamous “one button” Ibuki infinite combo from Street Fighter 3: New Generation on JMCrofts’ list here. Essentially, Ibuki’s close standing heavy kick would launch the opponent into the air, and as long as she can remain close enough to hit the normal again, she could do it indefinitely until her foe’s life bar was completely drained.
But both of those titles are on the older side now, and you’d think easy 100% combos would be a thing of the past, right? Well… Dragon Ball FighterZ’s most infamous DLC character, Android 21 (Lab Coat), also had some very easy TODs that she could perform thanks to the unique trait found within her grab super.
When she lands this level 1 super, Lab Coat gets a 21% damage buff to her special moves and plants a 21% damage nerf into the opponent’s attacks. When she has this damage buff in place, has the damage boost from being the final remaining character on her team, and Sparking Blast in play, all she needs is essentially three special moves and two supers to wipe out an opponent’s health bar.
There are more ridiculous infinites and 100% combos to see here, so make sure to watch JMCrofts’ full video below.