Idol Showdown is a free fan game starring Hololive production Vtubers. It was developed by Besto Game Team and released on Steam. The game features a simple combo system and plenty of references to Hololive streams and in-jokes. Here is the Idol Showdown combo guide:
Idol Showdown Controls / Key Bindings
Idol Showdown has an easy-to-learn control system and rollback netcode for a smooth gameplay experience.
Some fighting games have complex motion inputs, but Idol Showdown‘s simple inputs make it easy to play. The characters’ special moves can build a meter if you complete the inputs exactly, and they have unique animations for each of their attacks.
|Movement||Keys||Arrow Keys||Num Pad||Desc.|
|Jump||W||up arrow / up arrow + left arrow / up arrow + right arrow||7, 8, 9|
|Walk||D – A||right arrow / left arrow||6 / 4||Walk, walk back, and block attacks|
|Crouch||S||down arrow / down arrow + left arrow / down arrow + right arrow||1, 2, 3|
|Run / Backdash||D, D – A, A||right arrow, right arrow / left arrow, left arrow||6, 6 / 4, 4||Hit the Move Forward button 2 times in quick succession and hold for the run.|
|Ground Tech||Hold D||hold left arrow||Hold 4||Hold the key when you hit the ground|
|Air Tech||Hold W||Hold up arrow / up arrow + left arrow / up arrow + right arrow||Hold 7, 8, 9||Hold the key when you in the air.|
Idol Showdown Combos
Idol Showdown combos are based on motion inputs and notation, which make them easier to learn than traditional button inputs. For example, a basic combo for Korone involves pressing quarter-circle forward and quarter-circle backward. This motion is good for zoning and combos, as it can be performed while jumping.
Fubuki, Korone, and Ayame are good starters for those new to the fighting genre. These Idol Showdown characters have easy combos and good damage. Players who want a challenge should try Botan and Coco.
The game also has some unique mechanics, such as the IPS system, which makes the player invulnerable until either teching or hitting the ground.
In addition, the player can use the Super Chat meter to cancel special moves and extend combos.
The game has unique mechanics, including instant block and motion inputs. The motion inputs work by mirroring the character on your left and the opponent on your right, and they can build a meter if triggered correctly. The simple inputs only perform the light version of moves, but they can be used to perform combos.
|Universal Overhead||K + L||To hit someone who is crouching use Medium + Heavy attack at the same time|
|Grab Attack||O||Press L + M at the same time or Use the Grab shortcut|
|Collab Assist||Y||Press L + H at the same time or Use the Collab shortcut|
|Burst||P||Press L + M + H at the same time or Use the Burst shortcut|