Hey, thanks Doug.
Ultra V rated seemed exactly V rated, only without skulls. Considering what I had to go through to get that far, I picked up the patterns relatively quickly.
With boss fights, it's all about manipulating their patterns against them. For example, you can red hot kick Captin Blue and Another Joe the entire match. There's also a hit and run technique with Fire Leo while he's spinning.
Captin Blue is the absolute sickest charater in the game.