The Aerial Russian Slam (エリアルロシアンスラム Eriaru Roshian Suramu?) is one of Zangief's special attacks in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, and appears as a Super Combo in the Street Fighter Alpha series and other appearances.

Appearance Function Input
Street Fighter Alpha series
SNK vs. Capcom series
Capcom Fighting Evolution
Super Combo Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF + Arcade Button Kick
Street Fighter EX series Super Combo Arcade Stick QCBArcade Stick QCB + Arcade Button Kick
Marvel vs. Capcom series Special Attack Arcade Stick S + Arcade Button Kick


Zangief jumps up at a slight angle in an attempt to grab an airborne opponent; if successful, he performs a move. The move, along with the Super Combo's height, speed, and distance, depend on the level.

At Level 1, Zangief performs a Toss Slam, at Level 2 he uses a Piledriver, and at Level 3, Zangief uses a Powerbomb.

In the Marvel vs. Capcom games, the Level 1 version is used as a special attack by Zangief and Mech-Zangief.



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