Here are 3 Japanese symbols.

竜 : Dragon

昇 : Rise up

拳 : Fist

Can you find the video game related word I am looking for by using only these 3 symbols as clues?

  • $\begingroup$ I will try a new line of puzzles by trying to incorporate my Japanese knowledge into them and see how it goes. Let me know what you think! $\endgroup$ – stack reader Jan 24 '17 at 6:05

The word is probably:

昇竜拳 = Shoryuken, or Rising-Dragon Fist from the Street Fighter franchise.

I don't really have any explanation related to the characters, though, I just googled the English meanings you provided. Not sure what the puzzle here is.

  • $\begingroup$ Wow... Google just killed my puzzle... It was meant to be easy for a starter but.... it seems that just posting the 3 definitions in any orders in good makes it come up top of the search list. I was hoping for something more in the line of playing around in a japanese to english dictionary to find the correct order of the symbols etc. I guess as it stands it's not even worth being a puzzle? $\endgroup$ – stack reader Jan 24 '17 at 6:16
  • $\begingroup$ For translation-type puzzles, there was one I rather liked: the Chinese characters for 1 to 10, then each multiple of 10 up to 100 were listed, and users were challenged to deduce which character represented which digit. You could do the same with many move-names and explain context, allowing people to assign meaning to each character? $\endgroup$ – Xenocacia Jan 24 '17 at 6:27
  • $\begingroup$ @stackreader: finally found it! puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/4932/… $\endgroup$ – Xenocacia Jan 24 '17 at 6:38

My guess is

Dragon Scroll


The cover of this Konami game shows a dragon risen with its wings up. Not sure if this is how it needs to be solved.


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