The Moonsault Press (ムーンサルトプレス Muunsaruto Puresu?) is one of Hugo's special attacks, introduced in the Street Fighter III series.

All appearances Arcade Stick 360 + Arcade Button Punch


Moonsault Press

Hugo about to come crashing down on Yang in Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Executed by performing a full circle motion for either side and pressing punch, Hugo lunges at the opponent attempting to grab them; if successful, he jumps straight up high into the air with the opponent in his arms and performs a backwards somersault before descending belly-down and landing arms outstretched, crushing the opponent beneath his gargantuan mass. There are slight differences in range and damage between the different punch buttons:
Version Effect
Arcade-Button-LPunch Has the most range but least damage.
Arcade-Button-MPunch Somewhere in-between light and heavy.
Arcade-Button-HPunch Has the least reach but most damage.
EX Combines the range of light punch version with the damage of the medium punch version. While it has more startup frames, it is strike invincible until the first active frame.


The moonsault is a wrestling technique, also referred to as a back flip slash. The standard moonsault usually has the user perform a back flip, landing on his opponent from the top rope.



Hugo about to crush Ling Xiaoyu under his body weight with Moonsault Press in Street Fighter X Tekken.

The attack is one of the mainstays of Hugo's arsenal and, like most of his special attacks, deals massive amounts of damage. It should be noted that in the few appearances Zangief and Hugo have together, this attack tends to have very low range to balance out Hugo's higher comboability.

Trivia Edit

  • With camera controls in Street Fighter IV, one can see that the facial expression of Hugo's opponent is different when Hugo lands on them with this attack and the ending of his Ultra 1, which is pretty much the same attack and ending.





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