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                                   Neo Turf Masters
                            Nintendo Wii, Neo Geo & Arcade 
    
                                   FAQ/Walkthrough 
    
                                Document Version: 1.00
    
                      Topher Tweten [dragon_eye398@hotmail.com]
                                   Otherwise Known As
                              NostalgicX, topherT, HipeHopeless
    
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    -  TABLE OF CONTENTS  -
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     01. LEGAL AGREEMENTS
    
     02. INTRODUCTION
    
     03. GAME MENUS AND COURSES
    
     04. OVERVIEW AND GAME CONTROLS
    
     05. POWER AND ACCURACY METERS
    
     06. PUTTING
    
     07. CONTACT
    
     08. VERSION HISTORY
    
     09. CREDITS
    
    
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    -                            01. LEGAL AGREEMENTS                             -
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    This entire document is (c) 2008 Chris Tweten. All trademarks are property of
    their respective owners. No section of this guide can be used without my
    permission. This includes, but is not limited to posting on your website,
    making links to my guide, including parts of my guide in your own, or making
    reference to any material contained within.
    
    All the sites mentioned below have permission to do the above. Please email
    me at [dragon_eye398@hotmail.com] to enquire about gaining permission to use
    this document. Under no circumstances can CheatCC.com use this document.
    
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    it is in your sole responsibility to keep up to date.
    
    
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    -                              02. INTRODUCTION                               -
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    Neo Turf Masters is a neat little golf game for Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo CD,
    Arcade and more recently, Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii. Until the FAQ
    bounty was placed, I had never actually heard of the game but it shapes up
    pretty decent when it comes to oldschool golf games. I've played my share of
    them, but I'm a bigger fan of the Hot Shots series. Actually...it's one of the
    reasons I own a PS3. >_______>"
    
    Anyway...this should give you guys a good idea of how to succeed in Neo Turf
    Masters as well as any other golf game you pick up. I'm going to attempt to
    give you all the principles of becoming a good (videogame) golfer! [:
    
    
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    -                          03. GAME MENUS AND COURSES                         -
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    |  1 PLAYER  |
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    Under this menu, you'll find the single player games:
     Stroke Play
     - Select your character and play a single course
     Handicap
     - Select your character and play a single course with handicap
     Triple Crown
     - Select your character and play all 3 courses in a row
    
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    |  VS MODE PLAY  |
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    This menu is the exact same as single player, 
    but you can play with more than one person.
    
    Your wins and losses in this mode are recorded under your Overall Stats.
    
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    |  GAME OPTIONS  |
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     Game Level: Toggles the game difficulty
     - Easy
     - Normal
     - Hard
     - Very Hard
     Stats: Here you can view statistics from your total play.
     - Overall Records
       Best Score
       Average Score
       Handicap
       Triple Crowns
       Total Number of Rounds
       Course with Most Roudns
       Most Used Characters (%)
       Battle Results
       Prizes Won
       Hole In Ones
       Albatross
       Rate of Under-Par
       Rate of Par
       Rate of Over-Par
       Driving Accuracy
       Rate on Green at Par
       Putting Average
       Hole of Fame
       - Your trophies for winning tournaments as well as the Triple Crown
     - Course Records
       Japan
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Battle Results
       USA
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Battle Results
       Germany
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Battle Results
     - Character Records
       Young Hero
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Number of Times Used
       - Battle Results
       Technician
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Number of Times Used
       - Battle Results
       Veteran
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Number of Times Used
       - Battle Results
       Shot Master
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Number of Times Used
       - Battle Results
       Power Golfer
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Number of Times Used
       - Battle Results
       Putt Master
       - Best Score
       - Average Score
       - Number of Times Used
       - Battle Results
     - Battle Records
       Total
       - Overall Results
       - Stroke Play Results
       - Match Play Results
       - Number of Trades
       Course Records
       - Japan
       - USA
       - Germany
       Character Records
       - VS Young Hero
       - VS Technician
       - VS Veteran
       - VS Shot Master
       - VS Power Golfer
       - VS Putt Master
     Collection
     - This menu shows which clubs you have won from Match Play
     Initialize
     - Clear Data?
       You can delete your save game if you ever want to restart.
     Auto Power-Off
     - You can set it so that your Neo Geo will automatically shut off if left idle
    
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    |  COURSES  |
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    There are only 3 courses in this game, none of which are that hard in
    comparison to most golfing games. The putting in this game is a joke
    but I find that chipping the ball in is much tougher than most games
    since the physics of the ball rolling after bouncing isn't that great.
    
    Japan: Everything is pretty much straight forward, sometimes you have to slice
           ball around trees or shoot the ball shorter to avoid water on your
           opening tee. Nothing too tricky here.
    
    U.S.A: Same thing as Japan but the wind is a little bit of a problem this time
           around. Adjust accordingly. Overcompensate your shot for the wind and
           slice the ball in the opposite direction of the wind to allow the ball
           to settle nicely.
    
    Germany: Very similar to Japan, just with longer holes. Keep the same strategy.
    
    
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    |  Characters  |
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     Young Hero
     - Driving: 3/5
     - Accuracy: 3/5
     - Skill: 3/5
     - Recovery: 3/5
     - Putting: 3/5
    
    The Young Hero has the most well rounded stats and doesn't specialize in
    everything. I tend to use him to make my life seem bland. MLIA.
    
     Technician
     - Driving: 2/5
     - Accuracy: 4/5
     - Skill: 5/5
     - Recovery: 4/5
     - Putting: 3/5
    
    The Technician would be excellent in this game if chipping the ball in was
    actually an achievable skill. Overrated imo.
    
     Veteran
     - Driving: 1/5
     - Accuracy: 2/5
     - Skill: 4/5
     - Recovery: 5/5
     - Putting: 2/5
    
    He's epic at getting the ball out of the rough or bunkers. Other than that?
    Nothing really useful. I wouldn't ever use him simply because I aim for
    perfection and being able to get out of something I'm never in is kinda
    useless.
    
     Shot Maker
     - Driving: 4/5
     - Accuracy: 5/5
     - Skill: 2/5
     - Recovery: 2/5
     - Putting: 4/5
    
    BEST. CHARACTER. EVER. Seriously, this guy is the man! He drives a decent
    distance, has perfect accuracy and his putting is phenomenal. His only 
    downside is that his meters are fast and recovery is bad but with practice,
    it won't matter. When recovering, compensate that he only hits the ball around
    60% of the power on the meter.
    
     Power Golfer
     - Driving: 5/5
     - Accuracy: 1/5
     - Skill: 1/5
     - Recovery: 1/5
     - Putting: 1/5
    
    Worthless. 'Nuff said.
    
     Putt Master
     - Driving: 3/5
     - Accuracy: 2/5
     - Skill: 4/5
     - Recovery: 2/5
     - Putting: 5/5
    
    Meh.  He's second best in the game to the German shot maker. If you can't get
    used to Shot Maker's faster bars, use him. You'll still have to compensate for
    recovery, which is great because they have the same recovery. Once you've
    mastered the Putt Master, switch over to Shot Maker.
    
     Overview Screen
    
    This is the screen that appears after your scorecard and the hole's par and
    distance. This is very important and you'll want to take note of a few things.
    
    REST: Total distance from the hole.
    WIND: The direction displays as a compass arrow and it also shows you
          how powerful the wind is.
    CLUB: At the bottom, beside your stance. 
    DRVE: Your drive total shows how far your club can shoot.
    MAP: The map of the hole is displayed on the right column.
    
    Using the left and right arrows, you can adjust where your shot will go.
    Please note the crosshair on the map. It will show you directly where
    your shot will LAND. This does not include bounce or roll, which you'll
    have to calculate into your shot.
    
    What you'll want to do is find a safe spot on the fairway to shoot
    towards, accounting for the wind. Adjust based on wind direction:
       -Left: Move your shot right.
       -Right: Move your shot left.
       -Up: The wind is going with your shot.
            Don't shoot as hard or switch clubs.
       -Down: The wind is going against your shot.
              Shoot harder or switch clubs.
    
    When you're ready to make your shot, press A.
    
     Shot Screen
    
    This is the screen directly after the overview screen. Here, you'll be able
    to view your character at his shot. Notice that the indicators from the
    overview screen all stay visible.
    
    The shot screen is where you'll make the actual shot (No shit, Sherlock!) as
    well as adjusting your stance. If there is a tree or other obstacle directly
    in the way of your shot, adjust your stance accordingly. If you press left,
    you'll get a Hook. If you press right, you'll get a slice. You can adjust the
    curve of your shot up to two times, which will make it spin more.
    
    Another use of stance adjustments is to make the ball drop on slopes when
    there is wind going left or right, as noted earlier in the guide.
    
    When you're ready to make your shot...
    
    
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    By now, you should have been able to notice the two meters on the left. These
    are your power and accuracy meters, up and down.
    
    Once you press A in the Shot Screen...
    
    The power meter will move up and down. Press A again when you think the power
    is just right. 100 means 100% and the dotted line is 50%. If you hit it over
    the 100 line, the ball won't spin properly and you won't always get the right
    control.
    
    Anyways, after your power is decided...
    
    The accuracy meter will move up and down. Press A when the bar is as close to
    the middle line as possible. Hitting it above the line will move your shot
    left and hitting it under the line will move your shot right. If you hit the
    bar in the red zones, you will miss your shot.
    
    
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    Putting is a bitch. Well...sort of. This game's putting is fairly easy.
    It works just the same as the power meter, but the correct way to putt is
    to always shoot with less power rather than more. Overpowering your putts
    will knock it out of the green and you'll end up wasting a shot placing it
    back on and then you'll have to putt again, etc...
    
    
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    -                                 07. CONTACT                                 -
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    If you have any questions, concerns, or even suggestions, feel free to contact
    me at [dragon_eye398@hotmail.com]. You can contact me for just about anything
    relating to the guide itself, but I can't guarantee that I'll reply right
    away. Usually, I can catch you within a few hours, but I'm not sure how busy
    I'll be these next few months.
    
    
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    Version Updates:
      Version 1.00 - October 2, 2009
    
    
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    GameFAQs Bounty Program
      CJayC I suppose. Whoever set it up.
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      http://losmonos.netfirms.com/faqs/
    
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