Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown - Achievement Guide
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There are 12 achievements with a total of 400 points.
 
 Student (60 points)
Play any training session in Tutorial Mode
 

From the main menu, select Dojo. From here select tutorial, and you will be able to pick from a number of training sessions. Complete any one of these for your achievement. They are straightforward and tell you what you need to do at the bottom of the screen.

 
 Challenger (20 points)
Play ten ranked matches
 

Simply play ten ranked matches, win or lose. If you are struggling to find matches, find a boosting partner using the achievement trading thread found here.

 
 Up and Coming (20 points)
Play one ranked match
 

See "Challenger."

 
 Ten Tests Complete (20 points)
Complete ten tests in License Challenge Mode
 

From the main menu, select Single Player, then License Challenge. You will complete a series of challenges with various requirements. You must complete all round in each test in one sitting. If you fail you will start from round 1 again. You only need to complete the first ten to unlock all three License Challenge Mode achievements.

Test 1 - Striking Contest. 5 rounds. During round 1, 3 and 5 make sure you strike at least 5 times with punches and kicks. Round 2 and 4 you just need to win.

Test 2 - Guarding Test 1. 5 rounds. During round 1 you will need to block 5 times, round 3 you will block 6 times, and in round 5 seven blocks are needed. To block simply hold down  Rounds 2 and 4 you just need to win.

Test 3 - Defensive Move Test 1. 5 rounds. You need to win round 1, 3 and 5 without your opponent evading 7 of you strikes. Fight aggressively and this will be simple. These fights are best of 3. Rounds 2 and 4 you just need to win.

Test 4 - Offensive Move Test 1. 5 rounds. In rounds 1, 3 and 5 you will need to win using at least one offensive move. You can do these by either pressing  then ++, or ,,. Rounds 2 and 4 you just need to win.

Test 5 - Health Bar Test 1. 3 rounds. You will just need to beat three opponents who have more health than you. Fight aggressively and block if your health starts getting low.

Test 6 - Combo Test 1. 5 rounds. In rounds 1, 3 and 5, you will need to win the fight using at least one 2 hit combo. This shouldn't be much trouble as stringing two punches in a row is child's play. Rounds 2 and 4 you just need to win.

Test 7 - Throwing Test 1. 5 rounds. In rounds 1, 3 and 5, you will need to win the fight using at least one throw move. These are done by pressing + together when close to your opponent. This is easiest with either Wolf or Jeff. Rounds 2 and 4 you just need to win.

Test 8 - Special Rules Test 1. 3 rounds. For these, you have to win where recovery after attacks can be cancelled. This is not really important, just fight aggressively and you will have no problems.

Test 9 - Special Moves Test 1. 5 rounds. In rounds 1, 3 and 5, you will need to win without your opponent performing 5 parries. These are best of three fights, but the AI doesn't attempt parries much so as long as you win you will get through this.

Test 10 - Win Streak Test 1. 6 rounds. For this you just have to win all 6 rounds without defeat. If you find yourself struggling, make use of the block button and use a character you are familiar with.

 
 Five Tests Complete (20 points)
Complete five tests in License Challenge Mode
 

See "Ten Tests Complete."

 
 Test Complete (20 points)
Complete a test in License Challenge Mode
 

See "Ten Tests Complete."

 
 5 Hit Combo (20 points)
Perform a five-hit combo in Score Attack Mode
 

Once in Score Attack Mode (from the single player menu), you need to string together a five hit combo. There are several characters this seems to be easier with:

Taka-Arashi -  (this needs to be done very quickly)
Lau - , then while opponent is in the air; 
Lion -  /

 
 Score Attacker (40 points)
Play Score Attack Mode
 

From the main menu, select Single Player, then Score Attack. This will pop as soon as you start playing the mode.

 
 VS Dural (60 points)
Face off against Dural in Arcade Mode (any difficulty level)
 

From the main menu, select Single Player, then Arcade. To make things easier, change the difficulty to Very Easy, Rounds to 1 and slide the player and CPU health bars in your favour. You can just button bash your way through if you want to when these settings are on. Your last battle will be against Dural. This will pop as soon as you face off against him, you don't even need to actually fight him.

 
 Excellent (40 points)
Win a round without taking any damage in Arcade Mode (any difficulty level)
 

From the main menu, select Single Player, then Arcade. To make things easier, change the difficulty to Very Easy, Rounds to 1 and slide the player and CPU health bars in your favour. Now just fight aggressively, not giving your opponent chance to strike. You will probably get this in your first fight with these settings on.

 
 Ring Out (40 points)
Win a round by knocking your opponent out of the ring in Arcade Mode (any difficulty level)
 

From the main menu, select Single Player, then Arcade. To make things easier, change the difficulty to Very Easy, Rounds to 1 and slide the player and CPU health bars in your favour. The best chance to get this is on a stage with low barriers. Move around the arena and try and get your opponent near to the edge, before spamming some strikes to knock them out. This should come in your first 2 or 3 fights.

 
 You Win (40 points)
Win a match in Arcade Mode without losing a round (any difficulty level)
 

From the main menu, select Single Player, then Arcade. To make things easier, change the difficulty to Very Easy, Rounds to 1 and slide the player and CPU health bars in your favour. As you have one round fights on, as soon as you beat your first opponent this will unlock.

 

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