The Megaton Press (メガトンプレス Megaton Puresu?) is one of Hugo's special attacks, introduced as his second Super Art in the Street Fighter III series. It returns as his second Ultra Combo in Ultra Street Fighter IV.
|Street Fighter III series||Super Art II||+|
|Ultra Street Fighter IV||Ultra Combo II||+|
Executed by performing two quarter-circle forward motions and pressing punch, Hugo jumps forward into the air, attempting to grab an airborne opponent; if successful, he bearhugs them and performs several moonsault spins in the air before dropping them head-first and crashing down to earth on top of them, shouting out the attack's name.
In Ultra Street Fighter IV, the Megaton Press can be juggled into from a variety of Hugo's special attacks, including his Ultra Throw, Giant Palm Bomber, and even a Monster Lariat if it hits an airborne opponent.
- In Ultra Street Fighter IV, the Megaton Press has a startup of 4 frames, making it one of the fastest non-command grab Ultra Combos. There are three other Ultra Combos with a startup of 4 frames, namely Blanka's Lightning Cannonball, Decapre's anti-air DCM and Rose's Soul Satellite.
- Hugo's rival Alex gained a Critical Art that also involves taking his opponent into the air.
|Hugo's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Hammer Hook • Drop Kick • Body Press • Leaping Attack • Storm Slap • Heavy Ankle Kick • Ultra Heavy Elbow • Diamond Body|
|Special Attacks||Giant Palm Bomber • Monster Lariat • Ultra Throw • Moonsault Press • Shootdown Backbreaker • Meat Squasher • Dora Kick • Victory Column|
|Super Arts||Hammer Mountain|
|Super Arts||Gigas Breaker • Megaton Press • Hammer Frenzy|
|Ultra Combos||Gigas Breaker • Megaton Press|