Overhead move

What it is

An overhead move (or just “overhead”) is a move of any sort with an overhead hitbox.

The term often refers particularly to such a move with quick-ish startup such that it’s useful in mixup. However, it may just be a decent consideration for a meaty.


Some series have a “universal overhead” attack; it will be there for all (maybe most?) of the characters via the same command:

  • Fui Uchi (“sudden strike” from the Samurai Shodown series)
  • Leap Attack (Street Fighter III)
  • Uchiage Giri (“blast-off slash”, from the Last Blade games)
  • Gedan Nuke Kōgeki (“low-level-escaping attack” from Mark of the Wolves)
  • Dust Attack (Guilty Gear series)

Further reading

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