Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Character Guide: Zangief

Super Street Fighter IV Video Game Details

Genre: Fighting

Developed by: Dimps/Capcom

Published by: Capcom

Platforms: Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Release date(s): April 27, 2010 (NA)/ April 30, 2010 (EU)

In Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, another playable character is Viktor Zangief, or simply Zangief. At the beginning of a fight, Zangief’s usually mentions his nickname, the Red Cyclone.

He received this nickname at the end of Street Fighter Alpha 2 when he became a national Russian hero and he met Gorbachev. After the meeting, the Red Cyclone, or Zangief was sent to Siberia to continue his training.

Zangief debuted in Street Fighter II and his fighting style is a mix between the American Wrestling and the Russian Wrestling.

One of the moves that consecrated him as a Street Fighter character is the Spinning Piledriver, which is presented in the guide below.

The guide also reveals other moves/combos that can be performed by Zangief in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, such as the Ultimate Atomic Buster, the Flying Body Attackand the Siberian Blizzard.

NOTE: All moves were extracted from the game, while playing in the single player mode.

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Character Guide: Zangief

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition: Zangief’s Special Moves (Attacks) List

Spinning Piledriver – Press: 360° thumbstick rotation + Punch
Banishing Flat – Press: Shoryuken move + Punch
Double Lariat – Press: Punch, Punch, Punch
Quick Double Lariat – Press: Kick, Kick, Kick

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition: Zangief’s Super Combos List

Final Atomic Buster – Press: 360° thumbstick rotation, 360° thumbstick rotation + Punch

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition: Zangief’s Ultra Combos List

Ultimate Atomic Buster – Press: 360° thumbstick rotation, 360° thumbstick rotation + Punch, Punch, Punch
Siberian Blizzard – Press: 360° thumbstick rotation, 360° thumbstick rotation + Kick, Kick, Kick (while in air)

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition: Zangief’s Normal Throws List

Bodyslam – Press: Forward + Light Punch, Kick (while standing near opponent)
Brain Buster – Press: Back + Light Punch, Kick (while standing near opponent)

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition: Zangief’s Unique Attacks List

Flying Body Attack – Press: Down + Heavy Punch (during angled jump)
Double Knee Drop – Press: Down + Light Kick (during angled jump)
Headbutt – Press: Up + Medium Punch or Heavy Punch (during angled jump)
Long Kick – Press: Forward + Down + Heavy Kick

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition: Dhalshim vs Zangief

See Zangief fighting Dhalsim in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.

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