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    X-Men Walkthrough (Arcade Version)
    
    By: Rick L
    Version: 1.0
    Contact: lickichu@yahoo.com
    
    This FAQ is  2002 by me. You will not use this on
    your site unless I give you permission. I don't know
    why people can't just ask first instead of being
    stupid people. The only sites that can use this are
    Game Genie Code Oddities and GameFAQs.
    
    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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