FAQ/Walkthrough by Rs@turn

Updated: 04/30/01 | Printable Version

Armored Warriors/Powered Gear: Strategic Variant Armor Equipment 

FAQ/Walkthrough by Rainier Taufik aka Rs@turn (rsaturn@hotmail.com)

Table of Contents:

0. FAQ version
1. Introduction
2. Story
3. Gameplay
4. Pilots/ VA Data
6. Walkthrough
7. Credits

0. FAQ version

- Initial version : 1.0
  Starting FAQ, doing it from the Japanese version so things might be missing..:)
  Help will be greatly appreciated, especially on the story part. Finished the game
  but haven't really put the walkthrough part properly (Sorry..;). Almost get the Chara/
  VA section complete, just missing some minor stuff and their bio-datas. Oh, and the 
  arms section. Haven't describe all the specials. I'll get this done in the next 

1. Introduction

Hi all!!! Welcome to my FAQ on this great Capcom beat-em-up game called Powered Gear 
(also known as Armored Warriors in the west). This is my first faq ever so please forgive 
me if there is a lot of errors here and there.

I decided to do this FAQ since no one has done it yet ;). Also, this is one of the greatest 
Capcom games that I've ever played (heh, a bit of a robot freak ;). If you played Cyberbots, 
you must have recognised all (well almost) the VA (Variant Armor) in the game. This is becauce 
Cyberbots is based on this game (thats my theory since this game came out first). I remembered 
playing it with my friends in the local arcade and was amazed when the VA joined together..:) 
I played this game twice on the arcade before they replace it with Double Dragons (SNK one). 
Now, thanks to the wonderful world of emulation, we all can enjoy this classic game once more.

Well anyway, enough of my rambling and hope you find this faq to be useful and 
if you have any suggestion or info, please don't hesitate to mail me. 

2. Story

* Under Construction *
(Well can't read the text...:)

3. Gameplay

Basic Control

     |		   O	    O	       O
(Joystick)      (Attack)  (Jump)  (Sub Weapons)	 

Joystick = Move your VA around the field
Attack = Start an attack, pick up items
Jump = Make your VA jump
Sub Weapons  = Fire your attached gun, disabled when ammo supply is 0

* Note : Punch, Jump, Shoot will be reffered to A, B, C from now on.

Advanced Control

Dash = Tap the joystick forward twice.
Dashing Attack = While dashing, hit A
Special Attack = Press A, then immediately tap the joystick Forward
Jump Attack = Press B to jump, then press A (Can be done while jumping forward/back0
Stomp Attack = Press B to jump, then press Down+A simultaneously
Mega = Press A+B simulataneously, will use up life bar when enemy is hit
Super Mega = Press B+C simultaneously, will use up life-bar. Up to 3 uses when life is full
Hold = Stand next to an opponent and press A. Can be followed by more A when holding
Throw = When holding tap Forward/Backward+A

Powered Gear Mode (Combined Mode)

Move = Use the joystick, all 3 players can move the VA
Attack 1 = A
Attack 2 = B

4. Pilots/VA Data

a. Name = Jeff Perkins
   Call Sign = Rash
   Height = 184.5 cm
   Weight = 78.4 kg
   D.O.B = 15/8/2260
   Age = 22
   Blood Type = B
   Nationality = America
   Bio Data = *Under Construction*

   VA = AEX-10M 'Blodia'
   Type = Middle Unit
   Height = 4675 mm
   Weight = 8264 kg
   Speed (Top) = 54 (98) km/h
   Power Output = 2160 Hp    
   VA Data = *Under Construction*

b. Name = Rey Tana
   Call Sign = Justice
   Height = 192.7 cm
   Weight = 72.7 kg
   D.O.B = 31/1/2254
   Age = 28
   Blood Type = AR
   Nationality = Raia
   Bio Data = *Under Construction*

   VA = SVA-6L 'Reptos'
   Type = Riot Unit
   Height = 5100 mm
   Weight = 6277 kg
   Speed (Top) = 60 (112) km/h
   Power Output = 1590 Hp    
   VA Data = *Under Construction*

c. Name = Glen Reed
   Call Sign = Gray
   Height = 216.4 cm
   Weight = 137.2 kg
   D.O.B = 12/2/2247
   Age = 35
   Blood Type = O
   Nationality = Canada
   Bio Data = *Under Construction*

   VA  = AEX-10H 'Guldin'
   Type = Heavy Unit
   Height = 4250 mm
   Weight = 9754 kg
   Speed (Top) = 45 (76) km/h
   Power Output = 3504 Hp     
   VA Data = *Under Construction*

d. Name = Sarah White
   Call Sign = Siren	
   Height = 156.1 cm
   Weight = 40.3 kg
   D.O.B = 3/12/2262
   Age = 20
   Blood Type = A
   Nationality = France
   Bio Data = *Under Construction*

   VA  = AEX-12J 'Fordy'
   Type = Junior Unit (??)
   Height = 3825 mm
   Weight = 6780 kg
   Speed (Top) = 60 (106) km/h
   Power Output = 1798 Hp   
   VA Data = *Under Construction*


The most interesting feature in the game is the ability to interchange parts 
that is dropped by the enemy.Each Part has different advantages and some have added 
special attacks. *still under construction*

ARMS options: 
- Power Knuckle
- Death Drill
- Force Claw
- Chain Spark
- Laser Blade
- Shield

SUB WEAPONS options:
- Vulcan 
- Guided 
- Laser 
- Bomb 
- Missile 
- Flame 

LEGS options:
- Treads
- Turbo Jet
- Power Bug

6. Walkthrough *under construction*

Stage 1: Deserted Town
This stage is just plain easy. Just keep on moving and whacking the enemies.
Don't forget to get the D.Drill for Boss Fight at the end.

Boss: Warlock
I found using the drill is very useful. Just keep on drilling and dodging 
his attacks and you'll toast him in no time. add a bit of Mega Special if 
you like. After you beat it, He'll run away.

Stage 2: Win Back

Boss: Agmiss

Stage 3: Chase

Boss: Rad

Stage 4: Forgotten Ruins

Boss: Sculd

Stage 5: Railroad in Flames

Sub-Boss: Warlock 2

Boss: Helion

Stage 6: Truth

Boss: Warlock 3

Stage 7: Starry Ocean

Boss: Mother Brain (1&2)

7. Credits

I would like to thanks the following ppl:
- My sister for helping me translating some stuff..Thanks ;)
- CAPCOM for making this game.
- GAMEFAQS and CjayC for hosting this file.
- The nice ppl of Retrogames that provided me with the daily emulation bread
- Dayvee, The creator of Final Burn..^_^..
- You...for reading this...^_^...

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