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The Mekong Delta Attack (メコンデルタアタック Mekon Deruta Atakku?) is one of Rolento's special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha series.

Input
All appearances Arcade Button Punch x3 (+ Arcade Button Punch to roll forwards)

DescriptionEdit

Executed by pressing all three punches, Rolento performs a simple backflip, much like one of Vega's. If punch is pressed while Rolento is about to finish the backflip, he will tuck into a ball and roll forward, being not different of a ground-travelling version of Blanka's Rolling Attack. How far he rolls is determined by the punch button pressed. If he rolls into the opponent, he will hit them and rebound a small distance. In Ultra Street Fighter IV, the followup roll has armor breaking properties.

The EX Special version introduced in Street Fighter X Tekken is executed by pressing two punch buttons right before the backflip ends. In it, the followup roll travels much faster, grants Super Armor, and hits up to four times, dealing more than double the damage.

TacticsEdit

The rebound occurs even if the hit is blocked, making the attack somewhat safe on block. However, because the backflip may alert the opponent to the possibility of the attack, Rolento is often likely to be hit out of the roll.

A recommended tactic is to mostly use the backflip for escape only, and to only use the forward roll when opportunities present themselves, such as when the opponent throws a projectile while Rolento is backflipping[1].

EtymologyEdit

The attack, like many in Rolento's repertoire, is named for the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam, suggesting that Rolento may be a veteran of that war.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.gamefaqs.com/arcade/564869-street-fighter-alpha-3/faqs/326

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