SuperCombo is for the FGC, by GBL. We don't run ads or sell user data. If you enjoy the site, consider supporting our work.
|Want to be an editor? Join the SuperCombo Discord and read #server-and-wiki-info for registration.|
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike/Hugo/2021
Hugo (or Andore as he was called in his initial debut as an enemy in the beat-em-up series Final Fight) is an ex-member of the Mad Gear Gang. His old gang now fallen, Hugo is determined to become the number one wrestler in the world, with his former gang member and long-time friend Poison as his manager. Hugo was first introduced to the Street Fighter series in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Hugo is 3rd Strike's most straightforward grappler, moreso than Alex, and as such, requires exceptional patience to play. He can do a highly impressive amount of damage with only a few moves (theoretically capable of KOing Chun-Li with only 4 uses of his main command grab, the Moonsault Press), but getting within range is certainly not easy. Hugo is also the largest character in 3rd Strike, meaning he has a big set of hitboxes, which other characters can use to easily hit-confirm many combos and Super Arts. He is also the slowest among them, so most of the time, blocking a move from the opponent doesn't automatically mean you have the opportunity to counteract with a combo or command grab, like other characters can do, such as Chun-Li. So it's easy to say that Hugo’s punishing game off of blocks isn't all that strong.
SA1: Gigas Breaker
Gigas Breaker is great because it creates a sense of fear in your opponent, has great comeback potential and can be setup in a variety of ways including an SJ cancel called a Tachi or standing gigas. It can also be buffered in a dash, but is mostly used in a situation where a parry or block can lead to fat ass damage. Drawbacks include a lack of combo-ability and loss of some EX potential. Hayao is arguably the best known SAI player, also notable is Eriho.
- Does incredible damage.
- Instant startup, beats many moves.
- Is a larger meter - hard to fill.
- If missed, Hugo is screwed.
- Create unique dynamics in matches.
- Free setups after, on opponent's wakeup.
- Always be buffering 360 motions into your normals, jumps and other moves. This allows you to execute a second 360 on reaction, and thus Gigas on demand, without jumping.
SA2: Megaton Press
Megaton Press isn't used much, but can be used a lot like Gief's Aerial Russian Slam. It has very low priority and is hard to land versuss an aware opponent. It can be used to counter characters who want to be in the air a lot, like Oro and Ibuki and force them to play a ground game. It can also be used after an ultra throw, and in the corner after ultra throw and a clap. Does decent damage and allows for EX uses, most people pass it up to have either the power of Gigas or the flexibility of Hammer Mountain.
- Does good damage.
- If missed, Hugo is screwed.
- Easily beaten by other moves.
SA3: Hammer Mountain
Hammer Mountain is Hugo's most flexible SA. It deals decent damage, can be used on wakeup or to charge through poke strings and as a whiff punisher. Deals excellent stun damage. Can be comboed from claps, c.lks, j.hk, bodysplash, c.lk and allows for EX usage. It is one of two ways Hugo can deal big damage with a combo, the other is a clap comboed into EX clothesline. The best known SAIII player is YSB. Hammer mountain is the best choice if you want to player more hit-confirm based play-style, as oppossed to the reactive style of Gigas.
- Does great damage.
- Has running/cancel gimmick, which is useful for longer range confirms.
- Easily beats other moves.
- A few options to confirms into it.
|Super Art Stock/Size|
|Forward Dash duration/distance||22 (80px)|
|Back Dash duration/distance||22 (69px)|
|Back Jump duration||42(6+33+3)|
|Neutral Jump duration||44(6+35+3)|
|Forward Jump duration||43(6+34+3)|
|Back Super Jump duration||50(8+39+3)|
|Neutral Super Jump duration||49(8+38+3)|
|Forward Super Jump duration||50(8+39+3)|
|Wake up duration||69|
|Quick rise duration||54|
|3S Frame Data Glossary|
How many frames a move remains active (can hurt opponents) for. Consecutive sets of active frames on a multi-hit move are separated by an asterisk (ex: 3*5). If there is a gap between sets of active frames, the gap is denoted by a number in parentheses (ex: 2(4)2)
Attack level is L for low attacks (must be blocked crouching), H is for High attacks (which can be blocked high or low) and M for overhead (must be blocked standing). T is for throw attacks (which cannot be blocked).
Available cancel options.
Attack damage on hit in life points. Notation may denote multi-hit or "sweet spot" damage values on certain frames.
These are frame advantage values when the attack hits or is blocked. If the number is positive, then the move will end before the defender can act again. If the number is negative, the defender will be able to act before the attacker and maybe even punish. D refers to knockdown on hit.
"Cr. Hit" is an additional frame advantage value denoting if the advantage on hit changes when the defender is being hit while crouching.
Almost all normal attacks can be canceled into a special or a multi-button command within three frames of startup. During that time, some attacks will shift position forward or backward and affect the reach of the special or command accordingly. This is denoted in pixels of range. There are a handful of moves in the game that can be kara-canceled after this initial window and will be denoted as a late kara-cancel.
A combo that is performed by inputting the second move after the first move has completely recovered (as opposed to cancelling the first move's animation). In 3S, the final frame of a move's hitstun allows a character to block a normal or special move, as well as some projectile supers. Therefore, an attack's frame advantage must be 2 frames greater than the followup move's startup in order to link. Ex: a +6 normal can link into a 4f normal/special, or a 5f super.
This field will show a value of A if the attack can be parried standing or crouching, H if it must be parried standing or L if it must be parried crouching.
How many frames it takes for a move to finish after it's been active.
How many frames it takes before the move becomes 'active' or has a hitbox. 3S uses classic startup notation, which does not include the first active frame. A move with 3 startup becomes active on frame 4.
Amount of stun added to the opponent's stun bar on hit.
Range in pixels from the center of the character to the center of the opponent which allows a grab to connect.