A lot of folks in the fighting game community are currently in the trenches learning how to play and survive in Tekken 8. The latest entry in the legendary fighting franchise has been a big hit so far, and we are currently seeing a lot of new players and those who previously only dabbled in the series try their hand at the latest installment.
There is still so much to learn about each character, and here in the early days the lack of knowledge can not only allow some players to get away with things that aren’t real, but also lead to some pretty funny highlights. This hilarious Kuma clip from BuffGigas on Twitter shows the bear getting away with a perfect that can mainly be attributed to him twerking on the opponent.
Kuma is definitely one of the more silly characters on the Tekken roster. The large bear has powerful strikes at his disposal that have great range and deal strong damage, but his move set also peppers in some lighthearted animations and maneuvers too.
One of Kuma’s moves sees the big beast throw back his butt and smack the opponent with it for a hard-hitting strike. This move seems solid up front, but if you don’t know about evasive maneuvers in Tekken, then Kuma’s twerking (and a lot of other moves in the game) becomes incredibly strong.
In this clip, we see the bear engaged in a heated online bout against a Leo player. The round opens up with a quick low, which leads to a full combo for the bear.
This extended sequence pushes Leo to the wall, and after closing the combo out with a knockdown Kuma starts to back that thang up. Because the opponent is trapped between the bear and the wall and refuses to tech roll out of harm’s way, Kuma is able to just keep booty bumping over and over again until the foe is defeated.
There are so many things to learn about competitive Tekken, so it is fully understandable in this situation here that the opponent likely didn’t know about tech rolling while knocked down. When you get knocked down in Tekken, you have the ability to roll and recover which helps you avoid taking extra hits while grounded.
But like I mentioned previously, if you don’t know some of the basic counters to this stuff, players can and will be able to get away with things that aren’t true.
In this case, the Kuma player recognized that the opponent wasn’t trying to tech roll away, so they let loose all the twerks to achieve victory here.
— Hi! Buff Gigas Please? (@BuffGigas) February 9, 2024