X-Men Walkthrough (Arcade Version)

By: Rick L
Version: 1.0
Contact: lickichu@yahoo.com

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This FAQ is designed to help you beat the sweetest
arcade game I've ever played: X-Men! I'll give you the
skinny on various things you need to know to go
through this game! Just make sure you have enough
quarters! General strategies and all will be described
in their respective sections.


Table of Contents

1. Level 1: The City
2. Level 2: The Factory
3. Level 3: The Jungle
4. Level 4: The Cave
5. Level 5: Outside the Cave
6. Level 6: The Trap
7. Level 7: Magneto's Base
8. Credits


    1. Level 1: The City

The city is a rather small level, and fairly easy. The
place to learn about everything, and you may as well
learn quickly, because if you don't, you're going to
get punished in the levels to come. Know your enemies,
too. It'll help a bundle.

First off, there's the regular robots, which simply
come at you and try to punch you. They're not much of
a threat, usually. Then there's the gun-toting guys.
The red and easter-green guys will shoot rockets at
you, while the mostly red guys will fire straight
shots at you. Approach these guys from above or below.
Never come straight at them.

Now, to start the level, you get a few of the lackeys
described above thrown at you. Simply pound them and
move on to the next screen. The first major place
you'll come up to is when the regular robots float
down with big pieces of rock. What you want to do is
get in their line of sight for about a second, then
dodge it by moving up or down. Get the rocks out of
their hands quickly, they know how to throw those
suckers. Beat them and continue on, destroying more
robots and you'll come to the second major point in
the level. There will be purple and green clad robots
who will shoot their fists at you from the right side
of the level. As soon as you see them, go straight to
the bottom of the screen as far as you can go. Once
you get close to them, they'll stop and start
attacking normally. Beware, as they'll still throw
their fists at you if they're far away. Beat them, and
you don't have far to go to reach the boss...

The Boss: Pyro

Do NOT under any circumstances get close to the middle
of the wall at the end of the level, unless you want
your X-Man to be roasted. Pyro will come out, and
taunt you. He jumps around a lot, though. What you do
is you come at him from above or below, nail him with
a couple of combo shots, then get out of Dodge City
before he shoots fire at you. Once he's done that, go
in and pummel him again. Wash, rinse, and repeat! It's
pretty simple to douse his fire. Well, onto the next
level, X-Men!


   2. Level 2: The Factory

Ah, yes. This is the factory where these darned robots
are being made! Well, I guess it'd be time to
investigate this place further.

Starting off, some guys will come out from doors, and
what-not. Beat them around until you get to the first
elevator in the level. You'll go down the elevator.
Watch out for any of the yellow machines on the line.
They'll fire lasers at you with no remorse, but one
hit sends them to the scrapyard. Around the end of the
second section, you'll start dealing with what flames
spewing out of some squares in the ground. They'll
hurt your attackers, but they don't do much damage,
nor do they actually hit frequently, so don't rely on
them to defeat your enemies for you. Continue on until
you get to your next major point. Remember the yellow
laser things that were around earlier in the level?
Well, they're back...only they're metal green, roam
freely, and take more hits. These things are a royal
pain in the ass, as they can easily and cheaply hit
you with a laser, knocking off two bars of health.
Soon after beating these guys, you'll encounter a ton
of missile-spewing machines on the wall of the next
elevator. My best tip is to get to the very bottom,
and jump-kick toward the turret at the very bottom. If
you miss, punch it once or twice and you'll knock it
out. Now, just sit in the spot where you blew up the
turret. No missiles will spew forth. You'll go up the
elevator now. Pretty soon, you'll get to a door, and
what is behind it? A few gunmen and two more of the
metal-green turrets. Kill them all, and then move on
to the boss.

Boss: The Blob

Don't go into the upper-right corner until the
lightning stops. Hey, who's that? It's Blob! And he's
saying "Nothing moves The Blob!". Oh, yeah. He's got a
big-ass spiked ball on a stick.

Well, if nothing MOVES The Blob, then I guess
something can knock him down. Use your Mutant Power
for the first time, and knock him down on his flabby
ass. Now, get up close and perform a few combos on
him. When he falls down, get away from him. Repeat
this about three or four times and he's history. If
you get low on life, try to hit him and run, but he's
tough to do that with, as he either hits you or throws
you before you can escape, and he can do some good
amounts of damage to you.


   3. Level 3: The Jungle

OK, so we have to go to the Island. Alrighty Professor
X, we'll do it! Well, we have to anyway. The island
isn't exactly a peaceful place, as you should expect.
It's mainly a big pain. This is most likely the first
point in the game you'll be having trouble with.

The main thing to know in this level is that the
gunmen have been replaced with these alligator/human
hybrid things. They'll jump at you and whip you with
their tails, causing a fair amount of damage. To avoid
this, NEVER get in a direct line with these enemies.
Always come at them from above or below.

Now that that's been said, there isn't really a whole
lot to this level, really. The first major point in
this level are the plants that attack you. They're the
only ones in the game, and they're easily beaten if
you get up there and beat them down before they get
the chance to attack you. The second major point is
the midboss. The skull's mouth will open up, and
you'll get a bunch of bees, along with the queen bee.
What you want to try and do is try to get close to the
bee and pummel it. The little bees are a major
annoyance, but sadly, you can't do anything about
them. Occasionally the queen will shoot laser blasts
from her stinger. They come suddenly, so it's hard to
dodge. After the queen is dead, the little bees will
go bye-bye as well. Continue on until you beat all the
enemies near the cliff. Don't worry, you won't fall
off this cliff....That is, until Magneto makes a
surprise visit and blows it up. You'll fall onto a
place where some "mud men" (As I call them) will
attack. About three or four hits each will take them
out. Now, here comes the big bad dude....

Boss: Windigo (A.K.A. "The Ice Beast")

The Ice Beast is simply what I've always called him,
until I realized he was yelling "WINDIGO!" instead of
a bunch of random roaring and unintelligable shiznit.

Well, this guy you should treat just like The Blob,
but keep in mind that this guy doesn't fall on his
butt and leave himself open. Like Blob, never play a
hit and run game. You can hit, but he'll hit you
before you get a chance to do anything to run. Just
use your mutant power a bunch of time to beat him.
It's not worth is most of the time to start a slugfest
with him.


   4. Level 4: The Cave

Professor X says: "Go and rescue Kitty from the
cave!". Evil cave! Bad! The X-Men will destroy you!
^_^
Anyway, this cave isn't a friendly one. It just gets
more difficult from here. Don't expect much of a
break.

The gunmen guys are back for another round in this
level. Close to the beginning of the level, they'll be
grey alligator men with green suits. They'll give you
another reason not to be in their line of fire, as
they will spew fire from their mouths. Pretty much
kill them and move on. About a little more than midway
through the level, you'll be attacked by the miniboss,
a giant bat with little bats around it. If you treat
it like you did the bee, you'll do fine. You can use
up some of your life or reserve mutant ability move if
you want to kill it quick, but I don't recommend it,
especially if you have less than four units of life
left (Unless you're on your last life). Soon after,
you'll be assaulted by tanks. Keep to the bottom half
of the screen to avoid being run over. Pretty soon
after this, you'll be assaulted by the wave of
fist-throwing bots you saw in the first level. Just
try to get close to one group, then the other. Then
mount your attack from there. About at the end of the
level, you'll go up an elevator. Kill all the lackeys,
and then just keep going over a little ways until you
see kitty....and that big dude guarding her...

Boss: "Iron Sentinel"

Well, that's what always pops into my head when I see
him. This guy can either be sort-of simple, or a pain
in the neck. This guy has a couple of long range
moves, so that's not good. However, you can't really
hit and run him either, as he'll throw you away. Your
best bet would be to try to get in close and pound
him, since he doesn't seem to throw you all the time,
and may let you knock him down. If it gets too
troublesome, let your Mutant Power do your dirty work
for you. Eventually, he'll explode into nothingness in
a cool way. Kitty is free! Now, time to find Magneto
again!


     5. Level 5: Outside the Cave

Well, that's good. We're outside the cave now! Now the
real battle begins...and so doesn't that cool
background music that's stuck in my head!

A word of warning: About this time, the regular
enemies are able to now throw energy shots at you.
Just be careful when you're far away from them.

Right away, you'll be treated to a cliff, and a couple
gunmen. Whatever I told you about gunmen, when they're
on cliffs, throw everything I told you about them out
the window and come right at them and pound them.
Trust me, you don't want to move up or down very much.
In fact, if you go all the way to the back of the
screen, you'll fall as well! Be wary of this. However,
don't get too close to the end of the bridge, as
flamethrowers will roast your X-Man if he gets close.
Once you've cleared out all the enemies, wait for a
pause in the flamethrower, then jump-kick it and move
on.

After this, you'll go down an elevator and fight the
mini-boss. I have no idea what her name is, but all
she does is throw laser points at you with her hands,
and laugh. Get in close and pummer her, but be aware
that she'll throw those things at close distance too.
It shouldn't take much pummeling to defeat her.

Soon after this, you'll have the last appearance of
those strange dirt creatures that spit water at you.
Kill them and you won't ever see 'em again!

Somewhere around 2/3 into the level, a Magneto robot
or something will appear, and out of it's mouth come
these tank robots. They don't take much to kill,
however, they are always moving around, and don't stop
at all. Try to hit from head on, just watch out when
they try to nail you with their guns. Beat that wave,
and continue on, trouncing all your enemies until you
get to the boss. (These levels are getting really
exciting, yes, I know...)

Boss: Juggernaut

"Juggernaut will flatten you!" He taunts, as you get
close. Now, what you wanna do is you want to lure this
guy over to you, about the left part of the screen.
Now, once he gets there, get in close and pummel him.
Move up or down, and when he gets up, do it again.
This guy has two long-range attacks, yet he only has a
simple punch that he uses as a close-range attack. He
shouldn't counter attack too much, and you should have
an easy victory on your hands. Once again, do NOT try
to get away from him. He'll either shoot you or charge
at you.


     6. Level 6: The Trap

Well, well. Mystique lured you into the trap! You'll
keep falling, and falling, and falling. This first
part will have you dealing with a lot of machinery
traps. Right square at the beginning, destroy the guns
and the laser beam. Just destroy every piece of
machinery you can. Then you'll get right to the cliff
again. Repeat what you did in the last level, just
watch out for those flamethrowers again!

Around the middle of the level, we get treated to Pyro
again! Not one Pyro, not two, not three, but FOUR
Pyros all at once! Don't even bother dealing with them
one at a time, just use your mutant power and kill off
one or two, then use the strategy you used on him in
level 1 to finish any stragglers. After that, go ahead
and beat down any robots that come your way. Now comes
the really hard part....

Boss: Stone Statues

These guys are just tough, and there's THREE of them,
which really makes it even harder. The first two come
at you as a team, and all they do is swing their
scythes at you. It's really hard just to get in close
to them. Jump-kick them if you can, and use your
mutant power if possible. 

Once you get those two dead, and blown up in all their
stone glory, the third one attacks. The only
difference in this guy is that he can shoot a
short-range eye beam. If you can attack from a
distance, this battle is yours!

Any character with a long-range mutant attack (Like
Wolverine) helps tremendously.


     Level 7: Magneto's Base

A very short and straightforward level. This place
pulls no punches at all. It starts off with a few
robot lackeys, then gets back into those cruel
metal-green machines from level 2. Then along come
another wave of the tank guys. After going a
ways....oh no...you won't like this upcoming part
much...

Yep..."Nothing moves The Blob!"...hooray, just what we
needed, the big tub-o'-lard. As soon as you see him,
DO NOT MAKE THE SCREEN SCROLL! At least, don't make it
scroll much until you beat Blob, or get him down to
low energy. If you scroll it too much, you get to
fight Windigo along with Blob. Those two aren't much
for a big party, so you'll just have to rely on the
strategies I gave you earlier. After this, you get to
fight the "Iron Sentinel". Again, don't make the
screen scroll too much, or you'll have to fight the
laser-spear woman again too. She can be a real ass
pain when you're fighting these guys. Then you get to
fight Juggernaut again. This gets easy, as you can
simply repeat the same trick you used on him a couple
of levels ago. After you've slowly beaten the bosses,
you have another obstacle in front of you....

Boss: Mystique

Yes, that's Mystique posing as Magneto. Don't be
tricked. She'll only try to punch or kick you. Just
get in from a vertical angle and pound her, just watch
out for the kick. Once you've defeated her, Professor
X points out the extreme obvious. Yes, we know that
the real Magneto is elsewhere! And that's where you're
going next...

Final Boss: Magneto

Now this is where it gets really, really tough. Stay
away from Magneto when he's doing his "I am Magneto!"
rambling. Now, you'll just want to basically wear this
guy out with your mutant power. Get close, and he'll
kick you three times for three units of damage.
Whatever you do, AVOID HIM when he gets into that
magnetic bubble thing. He'll shoot lasers at you,
which are easily dodged by paying attention. Just kill
this guy with your mutant powers, and finally, after
saying "You are dead!" or just "Dead!" sometimes,
he'll be kissing the floor himself. Good job, X-Man!
You've saved the world!

Now you get to do it all over again from the
beginning, as you get to repeat the whole game again!
Nothing changes, so do what you want from here.

   8. Credits

I want to thank Konami for making a REALLY awesome
arcade game that I've been playing off and on for
years. At the same time, I'd like to give them the
thumbs down for never realasing this game to consoles!
Bad Konami! I'd like to also thank the new Mini-Golf
place in my town, for having this game, GameFAQs for
putting up this FAQ and all my good FAQs and Reviews
that I've sent in to the site.

That's all for now, now go play!
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