For the Ninja Gaiden character, see Ryu Hayabusa.All-Star Battlemania and All-Star Battlemania 2. Ryu has appeared in both games, making his debut in the original All-Star Battlemania. He uses moves which are heavily used in the Street Fighter series.
He is voiced by Kyle Hebert.
Ryu was once a boy, being trained by Gouken along with Ken. He then became the master of martial artist when he grew up. He would need to be careful with his energy, because the evil power known as the Satsui No Hado, will control him like how it did with Akuma.
Ryu uses his moves similar to the Street Fighter series. In All-Star Battlemania 2, the gameplay is heavily similar from the Super Smash Bros. series.
Neutral Special: Hadouken
Ryu's signature move, the Hadouken, is a large blue fireball which shoots from Ryu's hands.
Side Special: Tatsumaki Senpuyaku
Ryu will spin forwards with his feet like a tornado.
Up Special: Shoryuken
Ryu will make his signature uppercut.
Down Special: Focus Attack
Ryu will stun his opponents with his fist.This move has a large amount of startup lag.
Finalmania: Shinku Hadouken/Shin Shoryuken
Ryu has two Finalmanias, and they function like Smash Bros. When you're near the opponent, Ryu will perform his Shin Shoryuken, which is a large, more powerful Shoyruken. But if you're not near the opponent, then Ryu will shoot his Shinku Hadouken instead, which is a large, more damaging Hadouken.
- Ryu appears to use his voice from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Nintendo 3DS.
- In All-Star Battlemania, his Shoryuken was originally a Down Special, but in the sequel, it was moved to become his Up Special.
- Ryu is rated at B- on the unoffical tier list due to his balanced 'shoto' gameplay and a decent Finalmania. However, his down-special has too much starting lag for the damage that it deals and his side-special can cause him to fall off the edge of certain maps.