Fatal Blows are high-damaging super moves and are considered the strongest attacks in the game. They can be incredibly useful at closing out a round, however there will be times where they just aren’t enough to get the job done.
Fortunately, there is a way to increase how much damage a Fatal Blow can do. During the Fatal Blow sequence, press the 1 button and time it as each hit connects. If done correctly, a red skull icon should appear underneath the opponent’s health bar.
On the other hand, the opponent can decrease the Fatal Blow damage by doing the same. If done correctly, a yellow shield icon should appear underneath the opponent’s health bar.
If both players time their buttons at the same time, then they will cancel each other out. When this happens, both the skull and shield icon will appear side-by-side.
Although it isn’t much, that small boost of damage can end up winning you the entire round or match. As with all fighting games, every bit of damage counts so be sure to keep this in mind whenever a Fatal Blow is used in a match.