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The Amazon River Run (アマゾンリバー ラン Amazon Ribaa Ran?) is one of Blanka's unique attacks. It was introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

All appearances Arcade Stick DR + Sf3 punch hard


SSF2T Blanka Riverrun

Blanka's Amazon River Run in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Executed by holding down-forward and pressing heavy punch, Blanka crouches low to the ground and performs a stretching slide, lunging at the opponent's ankles.


The move will dodge any attack that isn't aimed at foot level, making it an ideal counter. This also means that it will dodge almost any projectile as well (a notable exception being Sagat's Low Tiger Shot).

This attack's full capabilities are essential knowledge for Blanka players; the move provides incredibly useful range and versatility, with a quick start-up to boot. Its range makes it a viable go-to in many situations, provided the player does not get too close to the opponent and leave Blanka vulnerable, since the move is unsafe on block.[1]

In Street Fighter IV, players can also mix in the River Run with Level 2 and 3 Focus Attacks.[2]




  1. Dealing with the Blanka Menace
  2. Street Fighter IV Tips - Blanka

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