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    Version: 1.5 | Updated: 02/23/01 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    ARMADA
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    Version 1.5
    Written by Thorn Martin
    (thornmartin@hotmail.com)
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1. Basics
    2. FAQ
    3. Planets, Starbases (with Ultratechs), and Wormholes
    4. Tips
    5. Secrets
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Update History
    
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    1. BASICS 
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    -The controls are as follows:
    
    Analog Thumb Pad: Change ship direction
    Directional Button: Press up or down to ascend or descend from planets you 
    orbit
    A Button: Fire Main Weapon
    B Button: Special Power Pod Attack
    X Button: Scanner
    Y Button: Activate Shield (recharges armor, but uses a power pod)
    Left Trigger: Warp Engine
    Right Trigger: Thrust
    Start Button: Pause or Exit from menu
     
    -Only the top 4 items in your inventory are equipped. 
    
    -You are awarded a new ship every fourth level up to level 44. Even after the last 
    bulk upgrade your stats (I wish I could see them) still go up when you gain a 
    level.
    
    -The last mission is #31. Even after you beat it though you can still play forever, 
    but there is no ending.
    
    -There is no way to contact the Armada (as it hints in the manual), you can only 
    frag them.
    
    -The "special" weapons, such as the Phoenix Missile, are fired randomly by your 
    ship.
    
    -The large green dots on your radar are a chance to do an escort mission. Use your 
    Scanner to talk to the large ship. By doing this you can earn up to 1000 credits.
    
    -Small green dots on your radar are ships that will become your wingman when 
    you scan them.  
    
    -The red dots are the Armada. The large ones are more harder to kill, but give
    more experience. White dots are your mission goals.
    
    -The benefits of each race are as follows:
    Terran: Rapid Fire, Bonus Armor, Twin Homing Missiles
    Nomad: Explosive Shot, Bonus Damage, Beam Weapon
    Eldred: Enhanced Warp Engine, Bonus Energy Max, Experience Bonus for Kills
    Scarab: Radial Shot, Bonus Speed, Increased Shot Rate
    Drakken: Forward Triple Shot, Bonus Shots, Credit Bonus for Kills
    Vorgon: Guided Shot, Damage Resistance, Ultratech Bonus
    
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    2. FAQ
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    Q-Do all races stop giving bulk upgrades at level 44?
    A-Yes
    
    Q-Are there any more "super" Ultratechs?
    A-Other then the ones mentioned, no.
    
    Q-What is the limit of space?
    A-The "fog" ends at +/-1,000,000 in all directions, and the stars end 130 past that.
    Thanks to Loren Smith for this info
    
    Q-Is the mission set the same for all races? Does anything different happen?
    A-Yes and no
    
    Q-The twin missile packs don't seem to work, what's wrong?
    A-Like all "special" weapons, they fire randomly when you hold down the main 
    weapon button, but many, like the twin missile pack, are hard to see.
    
    Q-Are there any more missions after #31? Do the escort missions count on the 
    campaign screen?
    A-No and no
    
    Q-When do I gain my next level?
    A-How you determine what XP is needed for the next level, use this equation: 
    (X^3)*8 experience, where X is your current level. Here's a chart listing some 
    of the XP requirements.
    
    Level Requirements - Help from Shot2Hell
    
    Lv. 4 - 216
    Lv. 8 - 2744
    Lv. 12 - 10648
    Lv. 16 - 27000
    Lv. 20 - 54872
    Lv. 24 - 97336
    Lv. 28 - 157464
    Lv. 32 - 238328
    Lv. 36 - 323000
    Lv. 40 - 474552
    Lv. 44 - 636056
    
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    3. PLANETS, STARBASES (WITH ULTRATECHS), AND WORMHOLES
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    Thanks to Jeremiah July, who took time to find the information about the 
    Ultratechs.
    
    The Ultratech listings do not include the "super" Ultratechs, talked about in the 
    Secrets section.
    
    -Allied Starbase: x:-78 y:99
    1800 missile rack
    1800 armada scalpel
    1800 torch sabre
    1300 spectral scanner
    1300 kill scanner
    1300 probe
    1300 power rod
    1300 warp generator
    1300 power gun
    800 armor booster
    800 defense booster
    800 shot splitter
    800 ultrascope
    800 absorption rod
    800 warp muzzle
    -Terran Starbase: x:-3408 y:2400
    4300 armada burner
    3800 energy battery
    3300 power turbine
    2800 plated emitter
    2300 energy cycler
    1800 missile rack
    1300 power rod
    800 armor booster
    -Nomad Starbase: x:2421 y:14343
    4300 entropy cannon
    3800 scorcher
    3300 spatial splitter
    2800 phoenix rocket
    2300 power spine
    1800 torch sabre
    1300 power gun
    800 shot splitter
    -Eldred Starbase: x:13652 y:-5886
    4300 split scanner
    3800 split booster
    3300 power disk
    2800 pod siphon
    2300 energy plating
    1800 shot booster
    1300 kill scanner
    800 absorption rod
    -Scarab Starbase: x:-128 y:-9822
    4300 power converter
    3300 x-probe
    2800 nullifier
    1800 impact webbing
    1300 probe
    800 warp muzzle
    -Drakken Starbase: x:12421 y:7476
    4300 x-scanner
    3800 penetrator
    3300 power chamber
    2800 absorption battery
    2300 piercer
    1800 energy booster
    1300 spectral scanner
    800 ultrascope
    -Vorgan Starbase: x:-12989 y:-5788
    4300 armada heart
    3800 protection ring
    3300 warp lens
    2800 power ring
    2300 hull diffuser
    1800 armada scalpel
    1300 warp generator
    800 defense booster
    -Other Starbase: x:-17650 y:-16500
    4300 armada burner
    3800 energy battery
    3300 power turbine
    2300 energy cycler
    1800 missile rack
    1300 power rod
    800 defense booster
    -Other Starbase: x:12340 y:14280
    4300 entropy cannon
    3300 spatial splitter
    1800 torch sabre
    1300 power gun
    -Drakken Gas Mine Starbase: x:22460 y:6180
    4300 x-scanner
    3800 penetrator
    1800 enery booster
    1300 spectral scanner
    800 ultrascope
    -Secret Base: x:-27250 y:30780
    4300 entropy cannon
    3800 scorcher
    3300 spatial splitter
    2800 phoenix rocket
    2300 power spine
    1800 torch sabre
    1300 power gun
    800 shot splitter
    800 defense booster
    800 armor booster
    -Desert Planet: x:-22998 y:-5327
    
    -Life Planet: x:-9330 y:6260
    
    -Ice Planet: x:-14721 y:-20311
    
    -Dead Planet: x:8710 y:-18060
    
    -Gas Planet: x:27421 y:3284
    
    -Volcanic Planet: x:22421 y:24511
    
    -Infested Planet: x:-31250 y:34280
    
    -Wormhole: x:-22400 y:-9640 to x:10200 y:-6880
     
    -Wormhole: x:-320 y:-350 to x:-17760 y:-11280
    
    -Wormhole: x:22950 y:-2880 to x:-20420 y:31640
    
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    4. TIPS
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    -The best places to get money and experience are the different planets. These 
    ships are harder to kill (because of their higher levels), but the money and 
    experience are worth it.
    
    -Hold down the Scanner when leaving a planet. This way you pick up anything 
    you forgot to in the heat of battle.
    
    -The Eldred are possibly the best for single player because of their experience 
    boost, critical hit, and their ability to warp without using energy. These can be 
    easily duplicated, but at the beginning they are very useful.
    
    -The Vorgon are possibly the best for multi-player because their homing shots 
    can steal the most kills and also help pick off the enemies that dodge.
    
    -How to beat nearly any boss: If it is a boss located out in space, then be sure to 
    have a wingman (small green dots). Fly in, use all your power pods, and then blast
    away at it. Try to get behind it because most can't fire out their rear. If you have 
    the Pod Syphon it is a lot easier.
    
    -Having experience and credit boosters is always a recommendation.
                                               
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    5. SECRETS
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    -Sorry, no cheats.
    
    -After level 16 you can buy a "super" Ultratech, called Shiva, at the Allied 
    Starbase for 50,000 credits. This item gives you infinite energy and more shots 
    fired.
    
    -After level 32 you can but another "super" Ultratech, called Disrupter, at the 
    Secret Base for 95,000 credits. This item kills smaller Armada ships in one hit, 
    larger ships in 4 hits, and bosses in 10 hits.
    Thanks to Loren Smith for this info
    
    -After level 44 (the last ship upgrade) you get unlimited power pods.
    
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    6. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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    If you wish to use this FAQ, then be sure not to edit any part of it, I took time to 
    make this, and would like to be given credit for my work. Where did this 
    information come from you ask? Well here's the list:
    
    The instruction manual - this helped with the basics, but nothing else more 
    seeing as it follows the recent trend of most manuals in that it has little to no 
    useful information
    
    The Metro3D Game Discussion Forum - This helped with nearly everything, 
    including but not limited to the planets and starbases list. Located at 
    http://metro3d.com/forum/discussion.cgi?Lounge
    
    Jeremiah July - Took time to find all the Ultratech information for me
    
    Patrick Mcleod - Gave me the wormhole information
    
    Loren Smith - Gave me a lot of other information
    
    And finally... thanks to everyone who e-mailed me with corrections and other 
    information.
    
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    7. UPDATE HISTORY
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    Version 1.5---2/23/01---More than a year after the last update I decided to add 
    more stuff than ever before, with help from contributors. These include an 
    Ultratech list for each station, reorganization, deletion of crap, etc.
    
    Version 1.4---2/08/00---Added 2 tips, a help section, and  gave people credit 
    that I forgot to add.
    
    Version 1.3---01/13/00---Added wormholes.
    
    Version 1.2---12/31/99---Added the FAQ, and other small changes.
    
    Version 1.1---12/19/99---Fixed some typos, added a tip, and changed the 
    acknowledgements a little.
    
    Version 1.0---12/17/99---Created this FAQ type thing.
    
    (c) 1999-2001 Thorn Martin
    

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