How To Unlock Akuma And Gouken

Who needs GameFAQs when Capcom is kind enough to blog exactly how to unlock the toughest characters in Street Fighter IV?

Akuma sounds easy enough — you just have to be "perfect" — but Gouken is anything but straightforward. First you have to unlock him, which requires two lengthy steps; then you actually have to beat him after satisfying what sounds like crazy-hard conditions. Seriously, Smash Bros. Brawl has nothing on this.

1. Complete Arcade Mode playing as Akuma and watch (not necessary to watch everything) an ending.
2. Then, unlock Gouken as an opponent, and defeat him.

Necessary conditions to unlock Gouken as an opponent:

- Play with any characters with which you watched the ending once (so play using a character you have already beaten the game with)
- Do not continue at all.
- Do not lose at all. Not even one round (easier if you only play 1-round matches)
- Achieve certain number (or more) of "Perfect" rounds. The number of Perfect Win you need to achieve are:

If you play on
- 1 round match: 1 time or more
- 3 round match: 2 times or more
- 5 round match: 3 times or more
- 7 round match: 4 times or more

- Achieve certain number (or more) of Super Combo -OR- Ultra Combo Finishes. Super and Ultra finishes both count toward this number. The number of perfect win you need to achieve are:
s
If you play on

- 1 round match: 3 times or more
- 3 round match: 5 times or more
- 5 round match: 7 times or more
- 7 round match: 9 times or more

- Achieve certain number (or more) of First Attack (this means you must score the first strike in a match—the screen gives you the "First Attack" message, and you can mostly do this without even noticing):

The number of First Attack you need to achieve are:

If you play on
- 1 round match: 5 time or more
- 3 round match: 10 times or more
- 5 round match: 15 times or more
- 7 round match: 20 times or more
- Then Gouken will appear. Kick his butt to unlock him!

Sheesh. I'll just stick to Chun-Li.

SFIV: The Real Story on How to Unlock Akuma and Gouken [Capcom-Unity]

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Comments

    They make it look a lot more complicated than it is. The general description that's been going around since the game launched is much simpler-looking (even though it's the same thing) and works just fine.

    It's nowhere near that complicated. All you have to do is complete arcade with Akuma once (doesn't matter how many times you lose), then complete it again with anybody, making sure you get 2 perfect rounds and 3 ultra finishes. I did it about 2 hours ago, so I know it works.

    I agree with Steve. If you set it to easiest, it's a breeze. Here is what you have to be conscious of.
    Unlock Akuma and play through his arcade mode.
    Choose 1 round on easiest and pick a character you've done before.
    Get 1 perfect and 3 ultra finishes without losing a round.

    I wasn't aware of the first attack requirement at all.

    looking at the above am i still right in thinking that u have to do ultra finishes or is a super combo good enough? since when i play a pne round game i finish it too quickly and thus cannot build up an ultra combo...and help on this would be greatly appreciated!
    thankin in advance

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