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Oosoto Mawashi Geri

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Oosoto Mawashi Geri
Ken Oosoto Mawashi Geri SSBU.gif
Oosoto Mawashi Geri in Ultimate.
User Ken
Universe Street Fighter

Oosoto Mawashi Geri (大外回し蹴り, Big Outer Roundhouse Kick), often called "Roundhouse", is one of two Command-input moves exclusive to Ken, the other being Nata Otoshi Geri.

How to perform[edit]

The player must perform ← ↙ ↓ ↘ → + attack. If done correctly, Ken will do an outward roundhouse kick. If the button is held, Ken will perform an Inazuma Kick (稲妻かかと割り, Lightning Flash Heel Splitter), which is similar to his far-range held neutral attack and deals an impressive amount of shield damage.


Ken performing Oosoto Mawashi Geri in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
Ken performing Inazuma Kick in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Oosoto Mawashi Geri was introduced to Ken's moveset in the 1994 arcade game Super Street Fighter II Turbo. As updates to the original kept being made, new characters and new mechanics came with them. One of these new additions was attempts to differentiate Ryu and Ken, who were functionally identical except for minor attacks characteristics beforehand. this resulted in both getting exclusive moves. Ryu got moves like the Shakunetsu Hadoken and Ken got a suite of moves dubbed "Roundhouse" and "Crazy Kicks," with this move being one of them.