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    Bangai-O
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    Developer:   Treasure
    Publisher:   Crave Entertainment
    Translation: Conspiracy Entertainment
    System:      Dreamcast
    Release:     March 2001
    Region:      North America
    Genre:       Action
    Players:     1
    
    Author:      MrMonkeyMan
    Mail:        tyler@mrmonkeyman.com
    Website:     www.mrmonkeyman.com
    
    Updated:     May 5, 2003
    Version:     0.76 * A Few minor edits here and there
    
    Levels 1-10, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25-26, 30 and 32-33 are complete.
    Every other section is finished.
    
      
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    Contents
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    1.  Story
    2.  Characters
    3.  Controls
    4.  Game Basics
    5.  Tips
    6.  Walkthrough
    7.  Cheats
    8.  Credits
    9.  Legal Info
    10. The End
    
    
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    1. The Story - Source, Instruction Manual
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    The future, 200 years from now.......
    A planet called Dan Star, populated by hot-blooded guys.
    
    At the edge of the known universe lies the planet Dan Star, a USH (United
    Stars of Humanity) colony populated by hot blooded guys.
    
    Here Riki Makishi, an impetuous teenager, operates as a rookie officer in
    the People's police (PP) - Dan Star's civilian peace keeping force run by
    his father, Ban Makishi. Riki spends all his spare time working for the PP
    (much to the detriment of his school grades), vigorously pursuing his dream
    of becoming the chief of the PP like his father before him. However, Dan Star
    is a peaceful planet, and because Riki's low rank he is mostly assigned to
    trivial civilian emergencies like finding stray pets or sewage inspection.
    But all that is about to change.
    
    The notorious intergalactic crime syndicate, the SF Kosmo Gang, is moving
    its operations into USH space. According to USH intelligence reports, the
    syndicate has already established a commanding presence on several USH stars,
    and is expanding its criminal empire at an alarming rate. It looks like Dan
    Star is the next planet to be targeted.
    
    The source of the SF Kosmo Gang's power is their control of the Space Fruit
    trade. The syndicate has set up a network of well defended space ports on
    planets across the galaxy, and uses them to secretly smuggle these precious
    Space Fruits, selling them on the black market at super inflated prices. They
    then use the profits of space fruit peddling to produce new weapons and
    equipment with which to enforce their regime of terror.
    
    Can Riki, the self proclaimed "Man of all Men", defend Dan Star against the 
    evil SF Kosmo Gang? Can he shut down the gang's Space Fruit trade smuggling 
    operation? Will his school grades ever improve?
    
    
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    2. Characters - Source, Instruction Manual
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    Riki Makishi
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    Impulsive, arrogant, but good natured, Riki is a typical Dan Star teenager.
    An officer of the People's Police force, Riki pilots Bangai-O into battle
    against the SF Kosmo Gang.
    
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    Mami Makishi
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    A quiet, intelligent girl, Mami is always in a good mood. She is loyal to her
    family and aids them in any way she can.
    
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    Ban Makishi
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    Ban Makishi is the father of Riki and Mami who tends to be rather useless as
    an inventor. He is supposed to manage the People's Police in order to use his
    inventions as often as he can. His hobby is hacking.
    
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    Bangai-O
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    Bangai-O is a super robot controlled by Riki and Mami. Ban hacked into the
    data of the robot production of the SF Kosmo Gang and built a robot which
    fights for justice. 
    
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    Gai
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    The leader of the evil SF Kosmo Gang crime syndicate. He is the heart of
    their criminal activities. He is a cruel, powerful man who values the loyalty
    of his subjects. However, he will not tolerate any form of treachery or
    disobedience. His persistent assaults on Riki and Mami make you wonder if he
    has an ulterior motive for attacking them. 
    
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    Sabu
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    As his reputation suggest, Sabu is one of the lowest rankings members in the
    SF Kosmo Gang. He appears and disappears constantly. Nobody knows if it is
    the same person, or if he has a double. He dreams of running his own
    restaurant in the future, but unfortunately, he is not very talented when it
    comes to preparing Takoyaki and simply cannot resist the waffles of the
    goldfish game salesman.
    
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    Mrs. M
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    An attractive woman whom provides Riki and Mami with information via the
    satellites positioned throughout the levels. The information is sometimes
    useful, sometimes stupid. She is very greedy and demands unreasonably high
    information fees. Mrs. M is really a bored housewife residing in Minami
    Senju, who has been married for 3 years. She keeps her activities as an
    informer hidden from her husband.
    
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    Tasogare Deka
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    An experienced official of the Nasugamama Guard who infiltrated the SF Kosmo
    Gang undercover to find his lost daughter whom he believes has been abducted
    by the syndicate. He is very trustworthy, even though his younger colleagues
    mock his conventional methods of investigation. His diet is limited to Anpan
    and milk.
    
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    Mr. Saraman
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    Saraman is a teacher at Riki's and Mami's school. He exclusively teaches
    health education. He hates violence, but believes there are no excuses for
    truant pupils whom he tracks down and drags back to school. His desire to
    catch Riki borders on the unhealthy.
    
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    Miss. W
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    The sister of Mrs. M is a high priestess on Osore-zan where she channels the
    spirits of dead leaders and lets them communicate with Riki and Mami. Her
    personality is irritable, yet she changes noticeably as soon as a ghost takes
    possession of her. As a child, she went missing for more then eight years
    after disappearing with her sister in the mountains.
    
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    Pai Yoshi
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    In the name of a rival gang, the Realm of Darkness, Paikichi joined the SF
    Kosmo Gang to learn about their robot technology. He steals technology when
    he gets the chance, He is always interested in the personal affairs of
    others.
    
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    Kenji
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    The lawyer of the SF Kosmo Gang. He charges obscene amounts of money for his
    services and uses loopholes in the law to legally protect his criminal
    clients. He spent much of his youth in France and is intimately familiar with
    criminal law. He likes baking bread and eating snails.
    
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    She used to be one of the leaders of the New York mob but was dismissed due
    to re-organization. She joined the SF Kosmo Gang and quickly worked her way
    up the ladder. Even though she grew up in New York she does not speak any
    English, and instead chooses to communicate using pictures! She loves Jazz.
    
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    Hashioka
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    Hashioka owns the construction company which builds all the illegal space
    stations for the SF Kosmo Gang. He has numerous contracts with the gang, but
    he still lives in a shed since, so far, not a single station has been
    completed! He looks like a barbarian, yet when talking about construction,
    he displays a refined knowledge of modern architecture and machinery. His
    true hobbies are harp recitals and art collecting.
    
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    Nisegai
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    Nisegai is a Gai look alike, which the SF Kosmo gang uses sometimes to pose
    as Gai during battle. A professional doppelganger must be very committed to
    his work, since they must give up their lives to become someone else. Nisegai
    became Gai's doppelganger at the age of 10, and nobody remembers his true
    identity. His motto is: "You must fool your co-workers before you can fool
    your enemies."
    
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    Black Riki
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    Black Riki appears to be Riki's double, but in truth he is Riki's younger
    brother Saburo who wants to take revenge on the Makishi family for abandoning
    him when he was just a baby. When Black Riki discovers that Riki is the star
    of a hit videogame (a dream of Black Riki's for years) he snaps and goes
    looking for Riki.
    
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    Stevens
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    Stevens is a soldier of the 16th battalion, a special military unit dubbed
    the Yamada killer troop. Well 'troop' would be more accurate, as Stevens is
    in fact the only soldier in the 16th battalion! He is an expert in all forms
    of armed and unarmed combat and is equipped with state of the art weaponry.
    He is completely dedicated to his missions and would rather die then fail.
    His unit is one of the most feared in the entire galaxy, despite consisting
    of only a single soldier. 
    
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    Miss Weather
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    Miss Weather presents the weather forecast at a local TV station. She is very
    successful, and is considering starting her own business since she is
    currently in such great demand! In the past, she had a unique experience when
    she performed as a singer together with two colleagues from the local TV
    station. Once she was involved in a scandal surrounding an actor. Today she
    regrets a little that she picked her career over love.
    
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    Bitter Student
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    This guy is an impoverished student. He studies in a rural branch of the
    school so he can keep a close eye on his many brothers and sisters, whom he
    looks after. His parents divorced after a big fight and abandoned their
    children! He is so concerned for their mental welfare that he lies to his
    brothers and sisters and tells them their parents were eaten by Guwanji! He
    dreams of becoming a famous scientist and someday traveling into space to
    conduct his research.
    
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    Montgomery
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    Montgomery is a sheep from Mongolia who speaks like a narrator in a pulp
    fiction novel. He is mostly harmless, but will ramble all day long if you
    let him.
    
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    Representative of Gimunema
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    He is a representative of Gimunema. He is completely convinced that Gimunema
    is the finest food on earth and the solution to the world's food shortage.
    His strength is his hobby because he loves to eat Gimunema on rice. His true
    strength only emerges when he eats Gimunema on rice.
    
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    Harumage
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    Harumage is the secret head of Dan Star's shadow government. He rules cruelly
    with an iron fist, and is even feared by government officials. He is so
    powerful he could trigger a war by simply snapping his fingers. He dreams of
    marrying a geisha called Otomi and loves Cuban cigars.
    
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    Yomeiri Maske
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    He is the star of a popular kids TV show about a hero who saves the day by
    halting secret weddings organized by an evil wedding syndicate! He saves the
    day by spoiling the celebrations, normally by pretending to be the bride at
    the altar. Weird!
    
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    Sukedachi Zukin
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    Zukin is one of the biggest stars of the Eihoh film production company that
    was huge during the early Showa ages. He has been performing on state since
    he was a one year old and has become an excellent actor. At the age of 30 he
    suffered from a severe illness and his career declined. But a few years later
    he managed a miraculous comeback. He takes acting very seriously. When asked
    to participate in a TV advertisement for a popular brand of cup noodles he
    was so insulted that he stabbed the person responsible to death.
    
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    Koa Zo
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    Koa Zo is a sentient AI being created by a division of the SF Kosmo Gang
    called Core to manage different parts of the gang's computer infrastructure.
    Koa Zo is so advanced he has developed basic human language skills and
    emotions. Currently, there are around five different characters at Core, all
    of whom are all completely useless and offer no resistance to Riki and Mami
    at all.
    
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    Koa Mi
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    Koa Mi is one of the most useless characters at Core. She loves occultism,
    and her hobbies include witchcraft and magic. She sees the future and past of
    everyone she meets, even if she doesn't want to.
    
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    Koa Susumu
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    Another useless Core character. At the end of the Edo era, as an incompetent
    Samurai, he believed in his sword and fought against the new wind of the
    Meiji era. Unfortunately, he wasn't a particularly good fighter and didn't
    help much. He does not admit to himself that he is weak, so instead he claims
    that all his enemies are unusually strong.
    
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    Neo Koa
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    Another useless character at Core. Someone at Core asked the question: "Can a
    cat become a guard dog?" So Neo Koa was designed at great length and great
    expense. But it is, and always will be, a cat, and thus doesn't give a damn
    about what is going on around it.
    
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    Core King
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    The Core King is one of the most deadly enemies in Bangai-O. Just kidding.
    Like his Core companions, he too is completely useless. In reality the Core
    King is the much feared King of Darkness who landed secretly in Ugamo
    sometime in 1999. He was supposed to land on the Vesuv but missed. He loves
    joke telephone calls which he feels inspired to make at least once a week.
    
    Just to reiterate, that is what it says in the booklet, I didn't come up with
    those desctriptions.
    
    
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    3. Controls
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    ABXY Mode
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    A Button      Shoots down
    B Button      Shoots right
    X Button      Shoots left
    Y Button      Shoots up
    Joystick      Shoots in respective direction
    D-Pad         Moves Bangai-O, double tap to dash
    L Trigger     Selects firing mode
    R Trigger     Fires Scatter Bomb
    
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    XA Mode
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    A Button      Dash up
    X Button      Shoots in direction you are facing
    Y Button      Fires Scatter Bomb 
    Joystick      Shoots in respective direction
    D-Pad         Moves Bangai-O, double tap to dash
    R Trigger     Shoots in direction you are facing
    L Trigger     Switch's firing mode
    
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    Firing Modes
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    Riki Mode    - This firing mode shoots off homing missiles that will attempt
                   to hit anything that happens to be near them. Good for open
                   areas.
    
    Mami Mode    - Fires off ricocheting lasers, that will bounce off walls until
                   they disappear. Good for closed in areas that allow for lasers
                   to bounce all over the place.
    
    Scatter Bomb - The scatter bomb fires off anywhere from 40 to 400 of the
                   selected firing mode weapon. The amount of bullets are
                   determined by the danger that you are currently in. The faster
                   bullets are moving at you, and the closer they are the more
                   bullets you'll fire off when you use the Scatter Bomb. 
     
    
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    4. Game Basics
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    The Game
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    The basic premise of the game is to fight your way through the 44 levels, and
    face off against the boss at the end of each of those levels.  It's rather
    straight forward gameplay, and it's all about how you complete your mission
    that makes this game so good.
    
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    The Game Screen
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    The screen contains many different numbers, and doodles along the top and
    bottom of the screen.  Along the top you have your health bar with a picture
    of the character whose attack you are using.  Above the health is your
    current score for that level.
    
    Next to your health is the explosion counter, which displays the number of
    explosions that are happening at that exact moment.
    
    At the bottom left corner of the screen is your scatter bomb meter.  The
    number shows how many scatter bombs you have and the small meter shows how
    many more explosions you need to earn another scatter bomb.
    
    Next to the scatter bomb meter is your time limit for the level.  It's not
    really a timer because you can take all the time in the world to beat
    a level, but if you do run out of time, for every second over the limit you
    lose 10000 points from your final score on the level, so it's wise not to
    go over the limit.
    
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    Game Objects
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    There's lots to see and collect in this game, and here's where I tell you all
    about everything you'll see.
    
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    Fruit
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    Whenever you blow something up it will leave you fruit behind, and depending
    on the amount of explosions at the time, the fruit will get better.
    
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    Orange - 50pts
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    These are your basic fruit, and it's what you'll always get if you don't get
    lots of explosions.
    
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    Apple - 100pts
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    Now your points are doubled, and these will appear when the explosion counter
    is above 50.
    
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    Banana - 500pts
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    Now the points are getting high.  When the explosions counter is at, or above
    100, you'll start to make bananas.
    
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    Pineapple - 1000pts
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    These things require you to have 200 or more explosions at once before
    they'll appear, but the points they give make it more then worth it.
    
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    Watermelon - 10,000pts
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    The best way to get points.  When you get 400 or more explosions, these 
    puppies begin to appear, and there's nothing better then filling the screen
    with these, and then grabbing them all filling the screen with 10000pts
    messages.
    
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    Enemies
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    In the game you will see a fair amount of different enemies, each with it's
    own attack and maneuverability.
    
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    Red Robots - 200pts
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    The basic red robots are your most common enemy.  They can fly around just
    like you, but they only shoot a single bullet at a time, and their rate of
    fire is incredibly slow.
    
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    Blue Robots - 500pts
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    The blue robots are nothing like your red enemies because they cannot fly,
    but rather hop around, so they can't reach you if you are above them.  Their
    rate of fire is far faster then the red robots, though, and can easily fill
    the screen with enemy fire if you have a bunch of them on screen at once.
    
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    Purple Robots - 400pts
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    These are your upgraded red robots, yielding more points, but also firing off
    far more artillery then your basic red enemy.  They fly around just like the
    red guys, they just shoot a lot more, and have more health.
    
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    Yellow Robots - 500pts
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    The strongest regular enemy you'll find in the game.  These guys are
    basically an upgraded form of the blue guys, just like purple is to red.
    These guys can't fly, but their rate of fire is incredibly high, and if you
    get caught in their stream of bullets, you can take quite a bit of damage.
    
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    Orange Striped Turret - 100pts
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    These turrets fire off a single homing missile at a time, and are easy to
    take care off.  Just make sure not to fly right in front of one because
    you'll likely take a hit from it.
    
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    White Striped Turret - 100pts
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    These turrets fire off a single bullet like the enemy robots.  They're no
    problem except for when they are in high numbers, and can hit you from
    every side at once, but that's always a good time to release a scatter bomb.
    
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    Orange Turret - 400pts
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    These turrets sit on the wall, and fire off a bunch of homing missiles which
    can hurt if you aren't paying attention to them.  They also provide a very
    good source of scatter bomb charging because all of the missiles home in on
    you.
    
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    Grey Turret - 300pts
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    These turrets sit on the wall and fire off a bunch of regular bullets.
    They're not much of a problem, just use them to get some good scatter bombs
    out.
    
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    Spinning White Turret - 500pts
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    These are those turrets that sit on the wall and right before they shoot,
    they lift up and spin around.  They shoot out tons of regular bullets, but
    you barely ever see these things anyway.
    
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    Floating Orange Turret - 300pts
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    These are those turrets that just sit in the middle of nowhere and shoot out
    dozens of bullets at once.  Just be careful not to be too close when they
    fire, or you can get hit by a lot of bullets at once, although you can use
    them to get out a powerful scatter bomb.
    
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    Flame Thrower - 100pts
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    These guys are the best source of getting a max scatter bomb.  If you go and
    sit inside the flame and launch a scatter bomb right when the flame would hit
    you, you'll launch off 400 missiles, and get an incredibly high explosion
    count, and watermelons along with it.  If you time it right, you can get the
    bomb off without even getting hit.  You can even get off multiple max scatter
    bombs using these guys without actually killing anyone, which means an
    explosion count of well over 500, and then when things start dieing
    watermelons will be popping out of everywhere.
    
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    Lasers - 100pts
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    These aren't really enemies, since they just sit there and shoot out a laser
    in the same direction until you destroy them.  Just watch out for when you
    first run across them because they don't start shooting their lasers until
    they've been on the screen for a second, and that can surprise you.
    
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    Items
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    You'll come across a few items in the game that'll help you in your grand
    quest to vanquish the mighty SF Kosmo Gang!  I need to stop doing that.
    
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    Blue Health Box - 500pts
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    These little guys replenish your health meter slightly and can be found at
    dispensers, just lying around on certain levels, or for every 100th explosion
    you make one will appear.  When they are in their crates, destroying the
    crate is worth the 100 pts, and getting the health when your health is full
    awards you with the 500pts.
    
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    Red Health Box - 1,000pts
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    These health boxes fill up your health bar completely, but are only found on
    a few levels.  Destroying the crate they are in yields 100pts, and getting
    the power up when your health is full gives you 1000pts.
    
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    Invincibility
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    These things make your ship invincible for a couple seconds or so by
    creating a shield around Bangai-O that destroys anything it touches.  You can
    get these from the V crates lying around on levels, when you release a 400
    max scatter bomb when your health is in the red, and the game is making that
    annoying beeping sound.  If you're going for score, this can really wreck
    your explosion count and cost you thousands of value points, so you need to
    be careful.
    
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    Misc Objects
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    These aren't enemies, or something to collect, they're just there.
    
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    Dispensers - pts vary
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    These things sit on walls and create enemies or objects when you fly near
    them.  They can be used to fill the screen with enemies to give you lots of
    points, or to create a real problem for you.  You decide what you want to do
    with them.  I call them spawners all the time as well, so if you're getting
    confused, well now you know.
    
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    Houses, and scenery - pts vary
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    Every level is littered with buildings to destroy and the points for doing
    so ranges from 10 to 500, so it's wise to destroy everything you can.
    
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    Mines - 20pts, 50pts, 100pts, 500pts
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    Mines are thrown into certain levels and can be used to your advantage.  Once
    a mine is shot, it explodes.  If other mines are hit by the initial explosion
    it can create a chain reaction that causes lots of mines to explode.  Mines
    come in 4 colors, orange, blue, green, and yellow and the explosion get
    bigger with each color in that order and are worth 20, 50, 100, and 500pts in
    that same order.
    
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    Spiked Mines - 40pts
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    These mines blow up just like the regular mines, but they are bigger in size,
    and can be made at dispensers.  They also hurt you if you run into them
    because they explode if you do.
    
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    Crates - 50pts
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    Crates are just all over the place in the game, and should really be included
    in the houses and scenery, but you see these so much that they get there own
    little section, plus they aren't attached to the walls, so if there's nothing
    below them, they'll fall down.  I call them boxes all the time throughout my
    walkthrough, but I doubt you'd get confused anyway.
    
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    Metal Crates
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    These are like regular crates except you can't destroy them, and they are
    often positioned in a way that if you aren't careful you can lock yourself
    in, or block off certain passages.
    
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    Small Metal Crates - 10pts
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    These are those little metal crates that are about 1/4 the size of the
    regular one.  These ones can also be destroyed if you set off a mine and the
    explosion hits them.
    
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    Green Dot Things - 10pts
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    These green dot things are like destroyable walls.  It just takes one shot
    to destroy one of these.  They come in white as well, and I don't think that
    there's a difference between the two.
    
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    Blue Dot Things - 10pts
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    These are quite similar to the green dot things except they only take one
    shot to destroy, and they don't stop your bullet when they are hit, so you
    can end up taking out an entire row of them in a single shot.
    
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    Blobs
    ŻŻŻŻŻ
    I don't know what to call these things.  They sit around and spin in circles
    and will absorb any bullet that hits them.  They absorb these bullets and
    grow, until they explode into a whole bunch of bullets that keep shooting in
    all directions for a few seconds.  Good for getting powerful scatter bombs,
    or getting smacked around if you're close to the middle of the blob, which
    often means instant death.
    
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    Blue Boxes - 10pts
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    These are those little hollow boxes that are found on certain levels, and
    allow your missiles (not lasers), and enemy fire to pass through, but not
    you, or the enemies.  These can be destroyed by explosions from mines.
    
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    Green Boxes - 10pts
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Just like the blue boxes except you can't shoot through them at all, only the
    enemies' fire will pass through these, so be careful.  These can be destroyed
    by explosions from mines.
    
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    Info Satellites
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    There's one of these on every level (for the most part), and if you run into
    one, M or her little sister will talk to you, and sometimes give you little
    hints on how to play the game.  You can turn off the conversations started
    with these in the options menu.  If you want to know what is said at all of
    these, there's a nice game script FAQ at wwwgamefaqs.com that you could check
    out.
    
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    Red Doors
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Red doors are passages that open and close as you progress through a level.
    If you fly through an open red door then all the open red doors in the level
    close and all the closed doors open.  If you fly through another red door,
    they will all switch back.
    
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    Blue Doors
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    Unlike red doors, these doors stay open for good, once you open them that is.
    Blue doors won't open until you destroy a certain enemy, or enemies in the
    area.
    
    
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    5. Tips
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     - Before I start, make sure you're using the ABXY control style, otherwise
       you'll have a hell of a time dodging and shooting everything at the same
       time so go and change it now.
    
     - Using the counter attack
       If you don't know, the power of your counter attack is determined by the
       amount of danger you are currently in, so the more fire power headed your
       way the more missiles you launch, and ultimately, the more points you'll
       get.
    
     - To get the most points, I suggest you try not to attack anything unless
       you can't get around without getting shot, so that you can get dozens of
       bullets headed your way to unleash 400 missiles and then collect your
       pineapples and watermelons.
    
     - Getting points
       To get lots of points, find the dispensers that make those blue robots
       that can't fly, and just sit around and make lots of them appear. After a
       while you can get tons of them on screen, and when they're all shooting
       it's easy to get multiple 400 missile scatter bomb attacks out to get tons
       of watermelons and tons of points.
    
     - You can also use those warp pod majigers, to just sit there and get a
       couple hundred points every time something warps in, although it would
       probably be better to allow a couple things to warp in so you can get some
       better fruit then oranges.
    
     - At the end of each level, you're also awarded points for the most
       explosions on screen at once, 100 points for each explosion, and 100,000
       points for making it through a level without getting hit once, so it's
       wise to try and make it through a level without getting hit to get the
       highest scores possible.
    
     - Bosses
       Most of the bosses are simple, but for the ones who play more like you,
       with homing missiles and scatter bombs, the best way to defeat them is to
       use your own scatter bomb to make them use their scatter bomb, but make
       sure you're far enough away so that you can pull out a second scatter
       bomb, to hit the boss with a massive amount of missiles, as long as
       you're using Riki mode that is.  The game also displays how many scatter
       bombs the boss has in the bottom right corner, so you can just wait until
       he has none to use yours safely, but you won't get as many explosions that
       way.
    
    
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    6. Walkthrough - Basically just how to get the most points
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    Level 01 - The planet Dan Star. Your mission begins here.
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    To get the most points on this level, fly straight to one of the two turrets
    in the far corners of the level while blowing up everything you can on the
    way.  When you get to a turret, use it to charge up a scatter bomb to clear
    out all the buildings in the small area and quickly grab it all.  Next fly to
    the other turret and do the same thing.  Then you should fly straight to
    where the spawner popping out full health boxes is and just collect those for
    1,000 pts each until the time is almost out and then head over to the boss.
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    Boss - Sabu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    There's nothing special happening here.  You can simply keep shooting towards
    him and win, but to make it even quicker, let a stream of his bullets get as
    close to you as you can and unleash your scatter bomb to get a fair amount of
    explosions, and some fruit if you left some buildings alive in the small area
    you fight in.
     
    
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    Level 02 - Cyber Command Center. Hi-Tech Carnage!
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    There's not much you can do on this level.  The best thing to do is to make
    sure you blow everything up, and collect all the fruit there is.
    
    In the first room with a couple enemies in it, try to get them surrounding
    you and firing at you.  Unleash a counter attack in Mami mode when your
    surrounded by as much fire as you can take, and then you'll make a couple
    apples and bananas to add to your collection, just make sure you don't get
    hit.
    
    After you fight your way through a few more lasers, there's another small
    area where you can get a few apples using your scatter bomb, just make sure
    to get all the fruit there is.
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    Boss - Sabu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    It's Sabu again.  This time he just shoots more bullets then before.  Do the
    same thing as the first fight.  Let him shoot a stream of bullets straight at
    you and then fly beside them and get off a powerful Riki scatter bomb, and
    then release a Mami bomb as fast as you can after.  Hopefully Sabu won't die
    and you'll make a bunch of pineapples in the small area which you should
    collect, and then finish off the wounded Sabu.
    
    
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    Level 03 - Moon Base Alpha. Defeat the Robot Armada.
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    There's not much that can be done on this level.  First thing you should do
    is try to get all the enemies to be as close to you as possible without
    getting hit, so you can get a high explosion count when you use a Mami bomb, 
    and some quality fruits.  After that all you can really do is sit around a 
    spawner and feed of the robots that come out of it.
    
    You should also try not to get hit, as the 100,000 points you get will likely
    be more then half the points you're going to get on this level
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    Boss - Sabu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Yes, it's Sabu again, and yes he just shoots more bullets this time.  This
    time around though, you've got lots more to blow up.  You're best bet is to
    get between one of the two sets of bridges and get him to shoot a stream of
    bullets at you which you will use to launch a very powerful scatter bomb in
    Mami mode, to pretty much destroy everything on the half of the area you are
    in.  You may want to weaken the bridges first by shooting them a few times to
    make sure they'll blow up.  Just repeat this on the other side, and you'll
    get quite a few bananas because bridges blow up into lots of fruit.
    
    
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    Level 04 - The Space Cemetery. Plenty of fruit for the picking!
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    This level offers the first chance you're likely to see your scatter bomb at
    full power.  First thing you should do is shoot just a few boxes below you,
    and drop down.  Now release a scatter bomb in Mami mode and don't stop firing
    and you'll score yourself a few apples.  Now just blow everything up around
    you and get all the fruit, but leave that area with the large amount of boxes
    for now.
    
    Now you'll want to head down one of the side paths with the robots trapped
    between boxes to make your way to the small area below, instead of going
    through the large cluster of boxes in the middle.  When you get to the small
    room try to blow up all the little dots holding the boxes up so they'll fall
    down, but try not to destroy anything else.  You can get a fairly good Mami
    bomb off (fly around to the other side of the boxes if there are no robots
    to shoot at you), and you'll be able to get lots of bananas from all those
    boxes you let fall.
    
    Now you can just clean everything up before heading to the boss (note that
    passage just before the bosses room to get a few hundred more points), and
    then head through the red door and head straight to the boss.
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    Boss - Sabu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Guess what, it's Sabu again!  This time, he shoots even more, oOo.  Before
    you start the fight you should go and take out those two turrets on either
    side of this area because you might forget about them and get shot, losing
    out on your 100,000 point bonus.  Now, get into the fight and try to get him
    to use his scatter bomb without destroying to many buildings around you, and
    then unleash a Mami scatter bomb to counter.  You should destroy pretty much
    everything and get lots of pineaples and bananas.  Now just make sure you've
    gotten all the fruit and buildings out of the way, and try to get him to
    scatter bomb once more, and this time use a Riki scatter bomb to counter with
    a possible 400 missile max and get a major amount of explosions for plenty of
    bonus points.
    
    
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    Level 05 - Milky Way Station. All CORE bosses are harmless!
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    There's actually more to this level then you would think.  To get the most
    points out of this level, don't shoot anything at first.  Let all the enemies
    surround you and try to get into the middle of the area, and then unleash a
    powerful Mami scatter bomb, to clear out the entire area hopefully, and then
    go and collect the fruit.  Remember, get as close to the center of the room
    as you can, so you blow everything up at the same time.
    
    Now move into the next room, and repeat the same process as before, and you
    should get a whole bunch more fruit to build up your score, and make sure you
    didn't get hit because you'll want that extra 100,000 points.
    
    If you left any of the spawners alive you can feed off the robots that come
    out of them to get a couple thousand more points before heading over to the
    boss of the level.
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    Boss - Koa Zo
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Umm, as the title of the level implies, all CORE bosses are harmless.  This
    guy just sits there and does absolutely nothing.  The only thing you have to
    do is shoot him, and if you have all the buildings around him still in tact,
    you can use a Mami scatter bomb to get about 2 apples, nothing big.
    
    
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    Level 06 - Base under construction! Warning: Men at work!
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    Right away, go to the top of the first area, and try to get of a good Mami
    scatter bomb, and get the fruit.  Next, go and clear out all the red robot
    spawners, and turrets, but leave the spawner at the bottom that makes the
    blue guys.
    
    When everything is clear, keep flying around the small island in the middle
    to make a whole bunch of blue robots fill up the bottom area, and once you
    have as many as you can handle, try to get a 400 max Mami scatter bomb out
    down there, and possibly a second one if there are still tons of bullets
    flying at you.  Hopefully you'll make yourself some watermelons.
    
    Next, just go into the next area and kill everything and then head straight
    to the boss after the red doors.  You can kill those two turrets if you like,
    but leave everything else.
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    Boss - Hashioka
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    This boss makes it very easy to get off a 400 max scatter bomb, just sit
    between the two drills and launch one, and you'll get it.  To use this to
    your advantage, get in the center of the room, and try to launch a Mami
    scatter bomb right in the center of the room between the two drills to pretty
    much destroy everything.  Next, repeat with a Riki mode to get a whole bunch
    of explosions for more bonus points, after you collect all your fruit that
    is.
    
    
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    Level 07 - Moon Base Beta. Different shots penetrate different barriers!
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    First thing you should do is fly straight up and kill everything and get all
    the fruit using Mami mode, so as not to destroy anything on the other side of
    the blue boxes.  Next fly down and use a Mami mode scatter bomb in that tight
    space by the bridge, and hopefully get some apples, and just kill whatever
    survives the attack.
    
    Now you can fly down where the bridge used to be and use another Mami scatter
    bomb in this small area too.  Now you can fly over two where those two
    turrets surrounded by blue boxes are to get off a good Riki scatter bomb off
    to hopefully destroy everything around the boxes.  Collect everything you
    can, but don't go right of those boxes, you'll want to save what's over there
    for a little later.
    
    You should head back left and fly up by the info satellite, and then head
    over to where all the enemies and turrets up there are sitting and get off a
    good Mami bomb, to get some more good fruit.  Now you can continue right into
    a fairly large room, and you should be able to get off two good Mami bombs in
    here to get some more much needed fruit before heading on.
    
    When that room is clear head into that small area surrounded by spikey mines
    and metal crates.  Kill all the buildings and turrets in that small space,
    and then shoot the top mine and the bottom mine as quickly as you can, so you
    make as many explosions at once as you can.  Now fly into the next area and
    keep launching scatter bombs whenever necessary and collect all the fruit. If
    you leave the spawner spitting out blue robots you can, once again, just sit
    there and give your score a little boost.
    
    Keep moving when that room is clear and kill those two turrets in the next
    area and then let the dispenser fill the screen from top to bottom with
    mines.  When the tower of mines is complete, strafe either from top to
    bottom, or bottom to top while shooting the mines to get a few apples.  Now
    simply kill and collect what's left and then head off to the boss.
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    Boss - Koa Zo
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    It's the same boss from stage 5, and just like last time, he just sits there
    and talks.  Just kill him, and end the level.
    
    
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    Level 08 - The Hollow Asteroid. Attack!
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    Right off the bat quickly fly left and use that turret that's sitting there
    to get off a good Mami bomb and then simply clear out that room and collect
    everything.  Now you can simply continue down and left destroying everything
    that's in your way, and use scatter bombs whenever you want.  You won't get
    much fruit down at the bottom, but get whatever you can.  Like pretty much
    every level in the game, you can use one of the spawner creating blue robots
    to pump your score by just sitting there and killing them the second they
    come out.
    
    Anyway, you should be underneath a long line of mines and mini crates with a
    turret above them.  Try to time it so that when you set off the first mine
    you can fly up to the turret and release a good Riki or Mami bomb right away
    with that turret because you'll get better fruit with the added explosions
    from those mines and crates.
    
    After that room is clear you can head right until you see some lasers and
    just use another scatter bomb and destroy and collect everything around the
    boss, just be careful not to start the boss fight while collecting the fruit
    because her lasers can be tricky and hit you when you think your safe.  You
    can start the fight once you're sure you've blown up everything you can.
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    Boss - 86
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    This will be the strongest boss you've had yet to face.  If you're not
    careful she can kill you really quickly, but you can also kill her really
    quickly.  What you need to do is just sit there and let her shoot a stream of
    lasers straight at you and then you use a Riki scatter bomb to get a max
    power attack, and well over 200 explosions for plenty of bonus points, as
    well as doing a lot of damage to 86.  Just keep at it and try not to
    get hit.
    
    
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    Level 09 - The Explosion Store. Shopping with a bang!
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    It's a pain using red robots to collect watermelons, but it must be done.
    This is going to be very similar to the strategy used for stage 25, but I'll
    explain it here as well.
    
    Right away fly to the right and look for that little island near the top of
    level covered with turrets and housing a full health box.  Blow up those
    turrets and their spawners and then fly back to the left of the screen.
    
    Upon reaching the left side of the level fly up to the top of the level.
    Next fly to the right until you get to the island you just cleared and fly
    down and around it.  Now fly back to the starting point, and continue flying
    around in this exact pattern.  When doing this, don't dash when you're going
    by the spawners or you won't make very many robots spawn.  You can also shoot
    when your doing this to clear your path.  Don't worry about killing the
    enemies since there are so many anyway.
    
    After arriving at that island after doing this for a while fly back about
    halfway, and then fly down into the fray of enemies.  If you're good at
    dodging bullets and getting into very tight situations you can get off a max
    Mami bomb and make some watermelons.  Repeat this until you're running low on
    time and go over to the boss.
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    Boss - Tasogare Deka
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    Nothing special about this guy.  He does shoot off one powerful beam which
    will give you a max bomb if you launch one when you're right next to the beam
    so do so with a Riki bomb and he shouldn't last long.
    
    
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    Level 10 - The Bomb Maze. Avoid the deadly explosions!
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    Not much I can tell you about this level.  First, you don't want to get hit,
    the 100,000pts will be a nice addition to your score.  Second, watch out for
    all those yellow mines in this level, they blow up big.
    
    OK, in the first area, don't bother with the top row of mines, just shoot
    angeld Mami shots around to clear the mines from a distance, and then proceed
    to the two turrets behind the doorway.  Fly up in front of them and dash down
    when they shoot so they will blow up those mines for you.  Now fly back up
    and dash in there and blow up the mines from the top or bottom and protect
    yourself from any bullets they turrets may shoot.
    
    Now you can get a good Mami bomb in the next room, but just collect the good
    fruit, don't bother with oranges, or apples that are out of the way.
    
    Anyway, when you get to the room with the blue blob thinger, fly to the top
    left corner of the room and pump it up until it explodes to launch a good
    Mami bomb and make yourself some bananas.  Make sure you get them, and kill
    all the robots in the area and collect the healths above and below the room.
    
    Now make your way to the final area, but this is where you're going to be
    maxing out your score.  Those two spawners on that wall right before the boss
    can be used to get quite a large amount of points.  When you fly in there try
    to position yourself above the exit point of the two spawners and hold up to
    keep yourself steady while you keep firing down.  Just do this until there's
    barely anytime left then move over and launch another Mami bomb to make sure
    you don't get hit by any bullets and start the fight.
    
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    Boss - Pai Yoshi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Another core boss.  Just finish him quick since you probably don't have very
    much time left.
    
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    Level 11 - Desert Outpost. A one way street?
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    Boss - Koa Zo
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 12 - The Gun Star. A blast from the past.
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    Boss - Yasuo 
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 13 - Racing the fuse! Hurry or you'll get stuck!
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    You can't get a very high score on this level, but that doesn't mean you
    shouldn't try to get the best score you can.
    
    Since you have to race against the mines your going to have to be quick about
    getting through this level.  So first fly up and set off the first mine and
    head into the area behind.  Quickly kill everything you see and only grab the
    fruit that is in the way.  When you get to the big rooms you can get off a
    powerful bomb and get some apples, and possibly bananes.  Be quick about all
    of this.
    
    When you get to the end of the first run, right before where the wall will
    form is a spawner making those tough buildings that are worth 500pts.  You
    can sit there and keep blowing those up and fly through the small pass right
    before it gets closed off to get a couple thousand points.  You may want to
    play through once to figure out how long it takes for those metal crates to
    fall and block your way.
    
    After that fly down, but don't set off the next fuse yet.  Clear out the all
    the rooms before the red door using bombs when you can to get more fruit.
    Then head back to the fuse and set it off.
    
    You're going to have to be quick now.  Just fly through the last stretch as
    fast as you can while blowing up everything around you and getting all the
    fruit possible with what little time you have.
    
    Hopefully you didn't get hit doing all that, because the 100000pt bonus will
    make up for more then half the score you're going to get.  So, if everything
    went well you'll be up against the boss.
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    Boss - Kenji
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    It's a core boss.  Just launch all the bombs you have until he dies.  You
    know the drill.
    
    
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    Level 14 - The Nebula Fortress. Mission Impossible?
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    ___________
    Boss - Sabu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 15 - Lunar Eclipse. Duel in a mine field.
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    __________________
    Boss - Ban Makishi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 16 - Think first, shoot later. Or face the consequences!
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    Boss - Koa Mi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 17 - Perimeter Lasers. Force your way in!
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    There's a lot of lasers, and that can pose a problem since it's another level
    where your score is going to be pretty low no matter what you do, so you're
    going to want to get the no hit bonus
    
    Now, to earn that highscore, take the right path first.  Dash over to the
    highest laser emplacement and try to get off a good Mami bomb, around 200
    or so.  You can then fly down and try to get another good bomb off, and
    everything should have died.  Now collect all the fruit you just made and
    head through the passage at the bottom.  Quickly dash through the small area
    taking out all the lasers you can from the right side.
    
    After the right side is clear head over to the left side, and use the first
    bunch of lasers for another good Mami bomb.  Now head down and use another
    bomb, but be careful not to destroy the spawner with it.  You'll want to kill
    and collect everything except for the spawner making the red guys.  Like
    usual, you're going to use that spawner to collect points by positioning
    yourself to kill the guys the second they come out.  Once again, just do this
    until you have just enough time to finish the rest of the level.
    
    Ok, so now that you're done sitting there you can go and get all the lasers
    from the left side, and then quickly make your way back to the starting point
    and dash down towards the boss who is surrounded by a couple turrets.  Use
    them for a good bomb, get the fruit and start the boss fight.
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    Boss - Representative of Gimunema
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Another core boss. Weeeee, an easy 1,000pts.
    
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    Level 18 - The Laser Drome. Watch out, they burn!
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    Boss - Now Clear Man
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 19 - Non-stop Destruction! Free path selection!
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    This level is a lot of fun.  It's full of those little dots and that's not an
    understatement.  Every single open spot of the level has a dot filling it.
    It sounds like this would make it hard to get around, but the level is
    littered with invincibility icons to make getting around a lot easier, and
    very healthy for your score.
    
    As usual, there's more to getting a high score then just killing everything.
    You'll need to use your invincibility and the mines in the level to get over
    400 hundred explosions and then quickly fly by any enemies or buildings you
    can to get watermelons.  There's not much I can say about the level, since I
    have no definite way of going about it.  Just remember where the mines and
    the invincibility icons are and get as many pineapples and watermelons as you
    can as fast as you can.
    
    Other then that, you should have noticed that you have a very large time
    limit on this level which means you can probably milk a spawner somewhere for
    a ton of points, and there just happens to be one that's making full health
    icons in the bottom right corner of the level.  How to take advantage of this
    is to fly through this area while invincible and kill all the turrets in the
    area without getting too close to the spawner.
    
    After you're done flying around the level with all the invincibility icons
    you can go and sit there for the rest of the time limit.  Just make a ledge
    out the dots that is even with the top of the spawner and sit to the left of
    the spawner while constantly shooting right.  You can blow up sixteen
    containers safely before collecting the icons without worry of having any
    dissapear.  Just do this until there are 50 seconds or so left and head to
    the boss.  I know it's a very long time, and it's very boring, but if you
    want a really high score on this level then it's really the only way to do
    it.
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    Boss - Gai
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    It's Gai, he has counter bombs, and shoots lasers as his normal shot.  He's
    not too special, just use his lasers to get off powerful Riki bombs, and be
    careful of his bombs and you should have no problems with him.
    
    If you have a lot of dots still sitting around you can use his attacks to
    get off powerful Mami bombs to get a high explosion explosion count and a
    lot of health icons.
    
    
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    Level 20 - Burning Heaven. Stopping prohibited.
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    Boss - Harumage
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 21 - The Cage. Watch out!
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    Boss - Nisegai
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 22 - The Robot Factory. You are not alone!
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    Boss - Koa Mi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 23 - It's raining robots! Did you bring your umbrella?
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    This is the craziest level you've seen up to this point.  There are tons of
    spawners sitting at the top of the level, and enemies literally do rain down
    on you while you make your way to the boss.
    
    Anyway, the secret here is to blow up everything below the line of spawners
    that create the yellow robots, while leaving all the dots holding the
    spawners up intact.  I mean it, you have to blow up everything below
    (everything, leave nothing) and nothing above the spawners.  The easiest way
    to go about doing this is to dash up and move to the side just a little while
    constantly shooting lasers straight up.  Doing this you can drive your way
    straight into the area where the blue robots spawn.  Just sit there and shoot
    at the bullets the blue robots shoot and let off a powerful bomb when there
    are more bullets then you can stop for an easy 400 max and a couple
    watermelons.
    
    It's tricky now, you need to quickly blow up all the first 3 rows, although
    there shouldn't be much left of them.  Go for the little dots that hold them
    up since they take one shot to kill, and go down a lot faster then the
    spawners.  The real tricky part is taking out all the spawners creating the
    purple robots without destroying any of the dots holding up the spawners
    making the yellow robots.  One way is to fly up there after blowing up all
    the spawners making metal crates, and then fly down so the spawners are off
    screen and keep launching Riki bombs.  It takes a very long time, and isn't
    entirely effective, but it works.
    
    Another way (the way I do it) is to leave all the spawners making metal
    metal crates alive and blow up one and fly between them and the purple robot
    spawners, and launch Mami bombs until I blow up some spawners.  You move
    back and forth trying to destroy only the purple spawners, so try not to let
    off any overly powerful bombs, or you'll end up blowing everything up.  It
    could take you a couple of tries to figure it out, but once you get it, it's
    definitely worth it.
    
    Ok, so if you've blown up all the spawners, you still want to make sure
    you've killed all the robts that can fly (red and purple ones) since they
    will make sure to ruin everything you just worked so hard for.  The problem
    is that enemy bullets can destroy those little dots, so if they start
    shooting at you they can end up hitting some of the dots holding up the
    yellow robots spawners, which will let the row of spawners above to start
    working and ruin everything.  Just make sure you destroy everything below
    the yellow spawners before proceding, except any blue or yellow robots
    trapped at the bottom of the level.
    
    Once you've done what I've told you, just fly back and forth and yellow
    robots while poor down by the dozens.  Don't shoot them just let them fall.
    Now, after flying back and forth for 40 seconds or so fly back down to the
    bottom of the level and there will be tons of guys down there waiting for
    you.  You can constantly get off 400 max Mami bombs now and the watermellons
    will be yours for the taking.  Just keep doing this until you feel you don't
    have enough time anymore and then go and head for the boss.  Just fly staight
    through the yellow spawners like you did at the start of the level and use
    purple guys to quickly kill everything and begin the boss battle.  You can
    easily gets millions of points on this level if you do this correctly.
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    Boss - Yomeiri Maske
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    After the level, fighting the boss is simple.  Just fly into his shield and
    launch a Riki bomb and then collect the health icons to make sure you don't
    die and repeat.  You can also use any yellow robots still stuck at the bottom
    of the level to get off a couple of really powerful Riki bombs.  It's up to
    you how you want to go about finishing him off.
    
    
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    Level 24 - The Robot Maze. Claustrophobopolis!
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    Boss - Koa Susumu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 25 - Shadow Battle. The Dark Reflection.
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    Welcome to the new craziest level you've yet to see (actually it's probably
    the craziest level in the game, and the riskiest one when going for score).
    
    It's actually kind of tricky to get a very high score on this level, and
    you'll probably end up dying many times trying.  The thing is red robots are
    constantly coming at you from every direction all the time, but they don't
    shoot enough bullets to get off 400 max bombs, or do they.
    
    Ok, the trick here is to fly straight to the right or left of the level right
    away.  Upon reaching the side where all the spawners are quickly fly straight
    up until you reach the top of the level, creating tons of robots behind you.
    Now quickly fly to the left or right, depends on which way you went to begin
    with.  Fly a little lower then the distance that the robots fall from the
    spawners, otherwise they'll fall right in your face and really piss you off.
    
    Right before you get to the boss fly down a certain distance, use the
    background to judge how far you fly down because you'll be doing this over
    and over again and you'll want to go down the same distance every time.
    Don't go too far down, but far enough so that all the guys you just made
    won't be getting in your way too much.  After flying down fly back to the
    side again, but this time keep shooting in front of you to take out any
    robots that happen to get in your way.  Then fly up and shoot up when you
    reach the side of the level, and then repeat flying to the side and again
    shoot in front of you to clear the way.
    
    You'll want to fly around a total of two times, and on the third trip around
    stop about halfway through the trip along the top of the screen by all the
    spawners and fly down shooting to clear the way a certain distance. I'm not
    sure how far you should fly down, but you don't want to be blowing up any of
    the spawners so fly far enough down so you don't.
    
    Now you will be surround be lots and lots of red robots, so try and fill the
    screen with bullets, you can shoot at the bullets until there are a lot
    around you and then unleash with a 400 max Mami bomb, and then wait a second
    a get another powerful bomb off to kill off as many remaing guys as you can.
    Now fly around and collect watermelons and health, you don't need to worry
    about other fruit just try to get all the watermelons and fill up your
    health.  Release Riki bombs while doing this whenever you're in danger, and
    then repeat everything over and over again until you have 100, or 50 seconds
    left, however much time you think you'll need for the boss.
    
    The reason you want to keep flying in the same spots when going around in
    circles is so you don't keep blowing up all the spawners.  Instead you'll
    just be shooting where the spawner was originally before you blew them up.
    Also, you only want to go around 2 and a half times, otherwise you'll be
    making way more robots then you need and you'll just be wasting your time.
    
    It took me a long time to get this to work, but it certainly works, and you 
    could possibly get 5 million or more points doing this.  Just keep at it, and
    eventually you'll understand what I was saying up there, and you'll survive
    doing it sooner or later.  Just so you know, you will end up taking quite a
    few bulles when you stop to release your first bomb.
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    Boss - Black Riki
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    The hardest boss in the game, other then the final one, and if you just did
    everything I just said, losing here can be very infuriating.  He is always
    releasing homing missiles, and when he launches a bomb he launches hundreds
    of them.  Don't worry though, he only has 3 bombs, and he doesn't charge up
    after that, and you can make him waste all 3 bombs at the very beginning of
    the fight.  Just launch a Riki bomb while you're close to him, but before
    you've started the fight and then quickly start the fight.  All the missles
    will home in on him, and he will usually launch all 3 of his bombs to
    counter your one bomb.  Now just dash away and keep firing at him until all
    his missiles from the bombs have dissapeared.
    
    Now it's simply a matter of wearing him down.  You can get powerful bombs
    off from his thick stream of bullets, just make sure you're not too close to
    him or he'll rush in and take you down without the help of any bombs if
    you're weak enough.  Just keep dashing away, and keep shooting at him, and
    you'll take him down eventually.
    
    
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    Level 26 - The Vice. Caution: Falling objects.
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    For such a simple level I bet you didn't think it would be possible to get a
    score of over 1 million points did you?  Well I can assure you it's possible,
    and it's not that hard either.
    
    Quickly fly to the top of the screen and take out all the spawners creating
    metal crates.  Now fly back to the right side of the screen and fly back and
    forth between the spawners making spikey mines until all 3 towers reach the
    top of the screen (try not to get stuck in there, or you're going to mess
    everything up).  Now fly to the other side of the level, and repeat with the
    3 spawners on this side and get yourself trapped between the two towers that
    will put you in the same spot as the boss.  Now dash straight down at him
    while shooting a constant stream of lasers and start the fight.
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    Boss - Sabu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    It's Sabu, my favorite!  If you haven't figured out how Sabu works yet, then
    there may be no hope for you, for everyone else he just shoots more then he
    used to, lots more.  Anyway that stream of lasers you were shooting at him
    should cause him to release a bomb which is very powerful, so counter with a
    Mami bomb.  He should end up countering your bomb with another so counter his
    with another as well, and then dash to the right and keep shooting to the
    right as well.
    
    If you did this right, most of the mines should have blown up and left
    watermelons behind, so quickly pick up all the watermelons by flying up and
    down the columns.  Just get the watermelons, don't bother with the other
    fruits since you they will dissapear before you can get all of them.
    
    Once the fruit collection is over just kill him like you do any other boss.
    You should have boss fights like this perfected by now.
    
    
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    Level 27 - The maze of many dangers. Feel the pain!
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    Boss - Koa Susumu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 28 - Galactic Duel. Forbidden Love!
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    __________________
    Boss - Mr. Saraman
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 29 - Robot Hunt! Destroy every last one!
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    ______________________
    Boss - Sukedachi Zukin
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 30 - Fruit Sale! Bangai-O under fire!
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    You will likely never see as many constant explosions as you can on this
    level.  The trick here is to quickly fly around the level and then just sit
    in the middle of the level and keep launching Riki bombs to keep killing the
    enemy robots that will not stop spawning unless you destroy the spawners.
    You can just sit there constantly launching scatter bombs and the screen will
    eventually fill up with robots and you can get thousands of points without
    even moving, which I recommend because trying to collect the fruits will
    likely result in your death.
    
    After doing this for a long time you can try to get off a poewrful Mami bomb
    or two and there will be tons of watermelons for you to collect.  Then just
    blow up all the little bombs surrounding the area so you can clear the path
    to the boss and then head over to him.
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    Boss - Koa Susumu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Another core boss.  Just keep launching your Mami bombs right in front of
    him.  No worries here.
    
    
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    Level 31 - Run the Gauntlet! Don't give up!
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    Boss - Ban Makishi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 32 - Buried Alive! Dig or die!
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    The best method for gaining points in this level is to simply go straight to
    the right or left, and then make your way up to the very top. Once at the top
    make your way over to the boss, and try to get rid of those red guys before
    you start the fight. Now start the fight.
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    Boss - Stevens
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    Get right above the boss and keep firing down until he launches a scatter
    bomb, which you will now use too but you'll be in Mami mode.  The game will
    slow down immensely at this point, and you will make hundreds of explosions,
    and hundreds of watermelons for millions of points. Just get all that fruit,
    and keep blowing everything up that you can.  You'll probably want to keep
    launching Mami bombs whenever there are a bunch of bullets coming your way
    so you can clear out all the boxes faster.
    
    Once you've gotten all the points you can, just keep firing at the boss with
    Riki mode, and launching your scatter bomb whenever he does and the fight
    will be over in no time.
    
    
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    Level 33 - Family duel. Just roll with it!
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    Since you'll want to use the boss to get all your points on this level just
    fly to the left right away and get things started.
    
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    Boss - Ban Makishi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    This boss is pretty cool.  He's invincible when he has his shield up and will
    bounce off whatever he runs into, whether it be an enemy robot, or the edge
    of the screen.
    
    To take advantage of his shield lead him over to a highly populated area and
    try to get as close to him as possible when he's bouncing around with his
    shield up.  You can then get off a max Mami bomb and make hundreds of
    explosions instantly which will hopefully lead to the creation of a couple
    watermelons here and there.  Just go around the entire level repeating this
    process.
    
    The problem with this method is that you can end up killing the boss very
    quickly because when you get too close to him, you can shoot through his
    shield, and using a max Mami bomb point blank does a lot of damage.  Just be
    careful and try to keep him alive until you've cleared out the entire level
    and just finish him off when you're all done.
    
    
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    Level 34 - Dangerous Descent. Take the plunge!
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    Boss - Miss Weather
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 35 - Chamber of Horrors. Death in small spaces!
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    Boss - Neo Koa
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 36 - The Danger Room. Domestic dispute!
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    Boss - Ban Makishi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 37 - Defensive Perimiter. A tight fit.
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    Boss - Neo Koa
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 38 - The SF Kosmo Battleship. Take the fight to them!
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    Boss - Bitter Student
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 39 - Red Planet. Motherly Love.
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    Boss - Tokiko
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 40 - Blockade. Don't let 'em stop you now!
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    Boss - Ban Makishi
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 41 - Stockade. Almost there...
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    Boss - Core King
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 42 - Ground Zero. Go Bangai-O Go!
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    ____________________
    Boss - Fruits Hermit
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 43 - The Last Great War. Finish the SK Kosmo Gang!
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    _________________
    Boss - Montgomery
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Level 44 - The Final Challenge. Good luck - you'll need it!
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    Boss - Gai
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
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    Ending - It goes so fast you can't read it.
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    Did you beat the game, only to realize that those screens at the end fly by
    way faster then you can possibly read?  Well don't worry because I've
    bothered to beat the game and record it so that I can tell you all about
    what's going on!
    
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    Do you understand? You from the Kosmo Gang! From now on peace reigns
    throughout the universe!
    
    The, the man...
    
    Ha? What's wrong, Father?
    
    Ga-Gai?! My younger brother, Isn't that Gai?
    
    Your brother?! What do you mean, Father?
    
    I suppose things have gone This far I must tell you what happened on that
    fateful day long ago.
    
    Well... It all happened about 80 years ago. It was the middle of winter and
    an unforgettably icy wind was howling.  Gai and I were running along a dark
    alleyway. Around then there was a popular play with the title "The Gods of
    South East Asia, their rise and fall."  Back then we were both young...
    
    ...but they didn't even open their mouths. Gai and I sobbed thick wet tears.
    Even the then when we were completely desolate, a young woman came to us.
    
    We couldn't breathe. For her face was just like that of Hiroko's. The light
    from the evening sun went down on us.
    
    "Gai, Gaiiiiii", I called as I ran up to him. But it was already too late.
    The sea appeared to tower up like a mountain and a massive youth appeared.
    His body stood in the way of the beaming sun and cast a huge shadow. Then the
    huge lad opened his mouth and said: "The paradise for business".
    
    Father, I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulderss.
    
    So everything is well. It is well. Everything was thus over.
    
    So, from now on we are six in our family. Long live friendship for all!
    ----------
    
    And there you have it.  The ending to Bangai-O, my favorite game on the
    Dreamcast, as well as that from Treasure.
    
    
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    7. Cheats
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    __________
    Cheat Menu
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    To enter the cheat menu, first enter your initials as three gophers. Now
    confirm your name, and then exit back to the main screen. Now enter the
    options menu, and leave and you'll be at the cheat menu. As far as I know,
    you only have to leave the options menu from now on to access the cheat menu.
    
    You can also earn the cheat menu by beating the game.  Now everytime you
    leave the options menu the cheat menu will come up.
    
    The options include:
    
     - Turning invincibility on and off
     - Changing the size of explosions
     - Changing the size of your bullets
     - Turning on and off the backgrounds
     - Unlock all stages (not actually an option, but once you use the code all
       the levels will instantly open up, although I haven't personally confirmed
       this)
    
    Just so you know, you can't earn high scores with invincibility on, so don't
    bother trying.
    
    
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    8. Credits
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    Me, MrMonkeyMan because I made this, email me at tyler@mrmonkeyman.com
    or check out my page at www.mrmonkeyman.com or both I don't mind, really.
    
    CJayC for hosting my FAQ at his site, GameFAQs, http://www.gamefaqs.com/
    
    Treasure because they made this game, http://www.treasure-inc.co.jp/
    
    Crave Entertainment for bringing it to North America.
    
    Conspiracy Entertainment for translating the game.
    
    I think those last two are right.
    
    
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    9. Legal Info
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    This FAQ may only appear on the following pages
    
    My Treasure Fanpage http://www.mrmonkeyman.com/
    
    and
    
    GameFAQs http://www.gamefaqs.com/
    
    This FAQ is copyright of me.  Don't steal it because that's illegal.
    
    
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    10. The End
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