The Snake Strike (蛇突ネイチャー Jatotsu Neichaa?, "Snake Thrust Nature") is one of Rufus's special attacks, introduced along with him in the Street Fighter IV series.

All appearances Arcade Stick S + Arcade Button Punch


Executed by performing a Shoryuken motion? and pressing punch, Rufus leaps up into the air and releases a flurry of quick jabs.

The jump height and amount of blows are determined by the punch button pressed.

The EX Special version jumps higher and faster with a good horizontal distance, has limited startup invulnerability and deals more blows. In Omega Mode, Rufus performs the move basically on the ground, but can also use it while airborne (by jumping beforehand).


The move is mostly designed to be an anti-air attack or an air combo chainer, though the light punch version can hit earthbound opponents.




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Street Fighter 4 Rufus - Snake Strike

A demonstration of each version of Snake Strike.



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