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Power Stone Guide                                                version 1.0a
Last updated: 24th of November 2000
Created by: Clement Chan Zhi Li
E-mail address: saigoheiki@gmail.com
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Table of Contents
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    <1> Introduction  <1>
        [1.1] About Power Stone [1.2] Copyright info
        [1.3] How to Best View This Guide [1.4] Review

    <2> Basic Stuff and Menus <2>
        [2.1] Controls [2.2] Game Menu [2.3] Basic Tips and Advice
        [2.4] Jump + Kick Technique [2.5] Throwing and Catching
        [2.6] Escaping [2.7] The Pole Technique

    <3> Move Lists and Strategy <3>
        [3.1] Ayame [3.2] Falcon [3.3] Galuda [3.4] Gunrock [3.5] Jack
        [3.6] Rouge [3.7] Ryoma [3.8] WangTang [3.9] Kraken
        [3.10] Valgas [3.11] Final Valgas

    <4> Miscellaneous <4>
        [4.1] Items and Weapons [4.2] The Powerstone Collection Book
        [4.3] Movie Theater [4.4] High Score

    <5> The Mini-Games <5>
        [5.1] Falcon's Aerial Adventure [5.2] Ayame's Shuriken Training
        [5.3] Gunrock's Gun Gun Slots

    <6> Tips, Tricks and Secrets <6>
        [6.1] Victory Camera [6.2] GameShark Codes

    <7> Credits <7>

    <8> History <8>

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<1> I n t r o d u c t i o n <1>
=============================================================================

 Hi, let me introduce myself, as I've done in every of my FAQs so that you'll
know better about me :P. I'm Clement Chan, and I've already written a lot of
FAQs already, more than 10 all together. This guide is created with helping
intentions to gamers who have problems with Power Stone or seeking more
information about it.
 Just to let you know, this is my first time writing a fighting-based Guide so
the format may not be that good. As I've written FAQs mostly based on RPGs and
Action / Adventure, I may not have the experience on writing a fighting-based
Guide so please forgive any mistakes I've done.
 This FAQ may also contain SPOILERS so beware about that. If you don't want to
read further the Guide because of the spoilers, that's fine. As this is a
fighting game, I don't really see what spoilers I will reveal but anyway,
accidents do happen. So, read at your own risk.
 On the side note, you may also want to e-mail to me if you encounter any
problems at saigoheiki@gmail.com . I always accept and read thoroughly on every
e-mails I receive. Please e-mail me your comments, correct any mistakes that I
may make, hints or any tips that may help in adding more information (in that
case, your name will be inscribed in the Credits section).
 For AOL users, please take note that I may not be able to e-mail you back as 
some of you may have restricted e-mails and other problems. I've always
encountered these problems so please be wary about it, to the AOL users. As for
other people, I always check my e-mails DAILY so you can be sure that you will
receive your reply quickly.
 Lastly, hope you enjoy my first new fighting-based guide and hope you like it.

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[1.1] About Power Stone
-------------------------------------

 Power Stone, as you may have already noticed, have a unique type of battle
system that allows you to enjoy the whole fight immensely. All in all, it's
another Capcom game, a fighting game to be exact.
 Now, don't groan yet. Power Stone is not like any Street Fighter or Capcom
versus series so you may at least thank Capcom for that. As you progress
through the game and finished each character's adventure, you will unlock more
items in the game as well as unlock new mini-games for you to play anywhere and
anytime.
 Simple as it is, Power Stone requires you to collect three Power Stones in the
game and you will transform into a huge, double-sized character (well, sort of)
and bash your CPU opponents with any of your special attacks. Quite like
Ultraman or Power Rangers, don't you think?
 Anyway, that's my short and brief review of Power Stone. Thank you for tuning
in.

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[1.2] Copyright info
-------------------------------------

This FAQ is Copyright © 2000 Clement Chan Zhi Li. You can distribute this FAQ
as long as its contents are not changed. No. Not even a single letter. If you
ever try to make profit by putting banners on top of it or other money-making
schemes you may have in your mind, I will immediately request for my FAQs to be
taken down.

Only Clement Chan Zhi Li can make changes and updates to this FAQ. Any
unauthorized changes and updates without my permission is prohibited by law.

If you want to put parts of this FAQ publicly, at least write down the
name of this FAQ and the owner's name (mine) together. One more word, don't
even send parts of this Guide to other FAQs and write it as your own. I will
soon find out.

Power Stone, as well as other Power Stone-related characters and mentioned
names are all Copyright Capcom.

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[1.3] How to Best View this Guide
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If you view this guide of the Internet and noticed that some words are filled
in with spaces and etc., it's because your browser did not view it at the right
width. Save the guide and open it up with WordPad (recommended).

Click File, then Page Setup. At the section where they put Margins (inches),
look for Right and type 0.8" in it. That way, you could view this guide neatly
as it is meant to be!

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[1.4] Review
-------------------------------------

If you have played Marvel vs Capcom 2, Power Stone may not really be the best
fighting game ever created as Power Stone only have a measly number of eight
characters while Marvel vs Capcom 2 has a whooping 56 characters. But this game
has a unique type of battle system, that will simply engross you in the game
for hours! Added to that, the extremely simple controls as well as the
incredible graphics made this game shines its light in the day.

Graphics - 9
The characters models are recreated perfectly and looked tremendously great
with its cartoon looks stayed in. As usual, Power Stone and several other games
like Soul Calibur are already in the Segaís Naomi arcade board so the full
conversion is definitely not surprising with the graphics more enhanced,
brighter and with stunning high-resolution picture. Even the stages have been
designed enough with its cool and adventurous looks to make you feel better
about them. The animations are done so fluent and efficient that the frames are
all steady without a single flaw in them!

Nevertheless, Capcom has not yet passed out and leave us with dull and
unentertaining graphics, despite many more games the big company has to create
for different platforms. The great flashing light sources are also one of the
cool graphics features that are added, and can be seen when your character
shoots out his or her magical powers. Mixtures of different millions of colours
made this game looks brighter and cheerful and never a character or a stage
will look down and dull (with the exception of Jackís stage, of course). The
background itself in ten various stages have their own unique appearances from
different cultures of different countries.

Music - 9
With ten different stages for you to play, there are different background music
for you to hear with their own different rhythm and style in it. Each of them
have all sorts of musical beat, especially quick and rapid rhythm when your
character transformed after collecting the three magical Power Stones.
Moreover, there are also different voices used for optional characters that
appeared from time to time to fit in the ending. Even the sound effects on how
you draw out a sword and slash your enemy or grab Sun Wu Kongís powerful stick
will have their own sound effects. Even the way you punch your enemy will have
the effect and even better sound effects will appear when you transform into a
powerful form.

Gameplay - 9
Power Stone is definitely an interesting and unique game to be played on cards,
and it was a relief after Capcom literally spends its time creating dozens of
Capcom versus series and the totally repetitive and uninteresting Street
Fighter series for almost all platforms. So all we want is a guaranteed
original and fun game and finally, Capcom answered our prayers by releasing
Power Stone, which is also included as the first batch of release games for
Dreamcast.

The battle system does not only include button-mashing and releasing power or
execute whatever sort of moves the character have. In fact, youíll need to
collect three Power Stones which one of them are already collected by you, one
of them at the hands of the enemy and the last will appear after you start
fighting with the enemy. Getting hold the three of them will transform you into
a much powerful form (sort of Ultraman and Power Rangers to me). And on that
time, youíll be given a short span of time and power for you to hit and kill
your enemy with your own strategy.

Indeed, each of your characters have different advantages as well as
disadvantages. Ayame, for example, is very quick and fast but have a not-so
powerful attacks while Gunrock, which is very powerful but incredibly slow
because of his fat. You can easily try out every character as there are only
eight of them but remember, there are no Training Mode. Yup, no kidding. I
donít know Capcom has successfully released this game without one single
Training Mode to practice.

Arcade Mode, of course, will be what you had expected. Fight all characters
till the three last bosses and youíll be stunned with its hardness. Remember,
three bosses are simply crazy to play that it will take one hour to complete
only one characterís adventure. So, add up the seven more up and youíll get
eight hours of gameplay. It may be difficult but simply addicting as you can
also play a versus mode against one of your friends.

The Versus Mode has not much difference but just as every fighting games that
you have played, have a friend to fight against (or three friends to fight
against, as a case of some games allowing them). As you progress along and used
a few characters in the Arcade Mode already, youíll unlock a few modes which
will unlock the Extra Items mode. In there, you can easily select whether you
want to collect 3 or 5 Power Stones to transform, have extra items for you to
choose while you fight and other useful modes. You can even choose whether to
make your transforming attack to 200% which, in this case, you can kill an
enemy immediately while the enemy can do the same to you, so be careful what
you choose.

You can take lots of items while fighting in the stage, and lots of obstacles
which can easily knock out a few health bars from your life. You can take out a
sword after destroying a treasure box and slash the enemy to make him throw out
all the Power Stones he have. Or you can climb up the net on Ayameís stage and
throw down lanterns that are hanging on top, acting like flying bombs. Or even
use a flame thrower which can reduce your enemy to ashes (well, not really).
You can even kick a box or throw it towards the enemy to knock him out! All
together, you can find a nice collection of items to use, if you donít fancy
all the kicking and punches all about.

The whole stage is your whole fighting battle. You can continue your fight
against your enemy even up on the rooftop, or climbing up on a net or even at
the side of a ship! Thatís the coolest thing about playing in Power Stoneís
stages, you have complete freedom and style on the way of defeating your
enemies. You can choose to use the various items that appear from time to time
or just jump, attack, kick, attack, jump and use whatever moves that pleases
you. You can also throw your enemies if you like but this move are unlikely to
be used as it will only consider that you are going to be beaten. One more
thing, you canít even defend yourself. Run and avoid it. Remember, run and
avoid.

After you have played for a long time, you can download three VMU mini-games
(which cost a whole memory card!). To download them, youíll need to progress
through the game and the mini-games will allow you to open more extra pages to
the Power Stone book. You can play Falconís airplane game which is basically
avoiding the bombs and birds that fly around, Gunrockís slots and lastly,
Ayameís ninja star throws. All of them exciting and addicting, which allows
more replay value.

Controls - 10
Actually, there are not really many buttons for you to press so itís pretty
easy, really. Letís count: One jump button, one kick button, one grab button
and one punch button. One L Button for executing the Jump and Punch move, one R
button for executing the Jump and Kick move and a totally full 360 degrees
analog stick. So actually, there are not really many combos and moves to
remember so itís just a matter of winning in this game.

Replay Value - 9
With lots of mini-games to play, this game should get you up and running for
days, or weeks. Three exciting mini-games for you to download and play should
last you for a long time and getting them are even difficult as you need to do
something special (no spoilers!) in order to get them. Honestly, the Arcade
Mode is a real tough one and whatís really going to be tough is Capcom does not
include a Training Mode which makes life difficult. The versus mode will
already be one game that should let you fight against your friends for hours
without giving up. Just remember, Power Stone is one of the games that has tons
of replay value.

Overall - 9
Power Stone is one cool, addicting game but honestly, I feel that itís still
not complete because it has only very few and limited modes for you to play.
With the unique fighting style and the cool idea of collecting three Power
Stones, you canít simply dished this game away. One word to say, simply
addicting.

Heroes
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+ A simply addicting game!
+ Flawless, stunning, brighter and cooler graphics!
+ Mini-games to get you entertained!

Pillows
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- Very limited modes, especially that there are no Training Mode. Bugger.
- Tough enemies as they have very high artificial intelligence.
- An addicting game that will make you lose sleep!

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<2> B a s i c   S t u f f s   a n d    M e n u s <2>
=============================================================================

In this section, you'll find all sorts of information that will do good for
beginners who start playing this game. The menus and others will be listed here
as well.

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[2.1] Controls
-------------------------------------

Well, here's the default controls that you should get used with. These controls
are all for the original SEGA Dreamcast controller but you can also change the
controls for the Arcade Stick. If you're not familiar with the controls, you
can always change it at the Options menu.

Analog pad   - Move your characters.
D-pad        - Move your characters.
A button     - Jump.
B button     - Punch + Kick, pick up an item, throw items away, grab poles
               and throw.
X button     - Punch, push items and use the items.
Y button     - Kick and use the items.
L button     - Jump + Punch, Power Fusion 1
R button     - Jump + Kick, Power Fusion 2
Start button - Pause and brings up the menu.

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[2.2] Game Menu
-------------------------------------

The game menu can be seen when you first start up this game.

Arcade                 - Fight against 9 different characters (including the
                         three bosses!) and you will unlock different things
                         from time to time.
Versus                 - Play against your friend (2 players only). You can
                         choose your character and the stage that you want to
                         enter too.
Extra Options          - This option will be unlocked after you have
                         completed the Arcade Mode for the first time.

                         - Power Stone  [3] [4] [5]
                          -> Choose between how many Power Stones should be
                             collected in the game.

                         - Power Gauge Timer  [On] [Off]
                          -> Choose whether to have the timer in your power
                             bar when you transform.

                         - Extra Items  [On] [Off]
                          -> Enable extra items that are collected in the
                             game.

                         - Damage Recovery  [On] [Off]
                          -> Choose whether to regenerate the blue health bar
                             in the game.

                         - After Rounds Recovery  [On] [Off]
                          -> Choose whether to have your health bar full
                             after every round of battles.

                         - Transformation Damage  [0%] [50%] [100%] [200%]
                          -> Choose how much damage should be when you attack
                             after transforming (for Power Drive).

                         - Transformation Attack  [0%] [50%] [100%] [200%]
                          -> Choose how much damage should be when you attack
                             after transforming (for Power Fusion).

Powerstone Collections - This mode can only be unlocked after you have
                         completed the Arcade Mode for the first time.
Options                - Brings up a list of menu that can be changed as
                         below.

                         - Difficulty     -> Change between 1 to 8 (easiest
                                             to hardest).

                         - Time Limit     -> Change the time limit in the
                                             game (choose between 60, 99 and
                                             00).

                         - Round          -> Maximum of rounds in the game
                                            (choose between 3, 4 and 5).

                         - Damage         -> Damage that will affect your
                                             enemy and your health (I usually
                                             left this untouched).

                         - Sound          -> Select between Stereo and Mono.

                         - Vibration      -> Select Vibration On or Off.

                         - Button config. -> Change your button
                                             configurations for your
                                             controller.

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[2.3] Basic Tips and Advice
-------------------------------------

When you first start playing the game, you would probably be in a midst of
confusion on what's going on. So, give in a listening ear and a looking eye at
what I'm going to write. Pick up some useful hints so that your character will
last much longer in the game.

Basically, Power Stone is just like its name. You're going to collect three
Power Stones scattered in the game (You will get the Power Stone and your
opponent will get one automatically in the beginning of the game so you're
going to fight for the third one). Collect all three of them will transform you
into an unbeatable character, with cool menacing look and destructive power.

Always move and jump about in the game like a monkey on the loose. If you stop
even for a few seconds, your opponent will dish out a move and knock you out.
All CPU opponents are very good in picking up items and throw it towards you
and they will always do this in the beginning of the game.

If you're fighting against your friend, be sure to pick up a quick and powerful
overall character (I suggest WangTang). If you're going to use Ayame, be wary
about what's going to happen. Ayame is fast but her powers are weaker than the
rest so just hope that your friend will be dumb and take good advantage of her.

When you transform by collecting the three Power Stones, there will be a power
bar below and by using your character's Power Drive, it will reduce the power
bar each time. You have to use all your Power Drives immediately because the
power bar will also decrease with time. The Power Fusion will take up your
whole power bar so use it immediately when your power bar is about to finish.
This is a good strategy to fight against tough bosses but hurt them a lot
without wasting it. Your power bar will also reduce when you are hurt by the
enemy.

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[2.4] Jump + Kick Technique
-------------------------------------

If you had played Power Stone for a while, you're sure to noticed that this is
the most useful technique of all because it could easily kick the Power Stone
out of the enemy before knock him or her down. To perform this, all you need to
do is to press Jump (A button in default) and then quickly press Kick (Y
button).

You can even press the A button and then B button too if you like. Also, you
can Jump towards the wall and then Kick which will make your character jump off
the wall and attack your enemy from behind! Very sneaky. Master this technique
and enemies in front of you will be hard to be defeated.

-------------------------------------
[2.5] Throwing and Catching
-------------------------------------

Basically, you'll need to press the B button to carry whatever items in your
way, whether it's chairs and etc. Press the X button after carrying it will
result your character to throw whatever items he posses. To throw off the item
you just carried, press the B button again.

To catch whatever items your enemy has thrown towards you, press the B button.
Timing is very important here because it could result yourself easily get
knocked by the item. Other than throwing, you can push boxes and items too
towards the enemy by pressing the X button.

-------------------------------------
[2.6] Escaping
-------------------------------------

When your enemy tries to attack you with a combo, quickly press to another
direction or the jump button (A button) to escape. To be honest, I rarely used
this technique because I concentrate mainly on attacking. If an opponent tries
to throw you, tap the B button and both of you will back out. Press the B
button repeatedly and try to throw your opponent back.

-------------------------------------
[2.7] The Pole Technique
-------------------------------------

Each stage will have at least one standing pole that is quite useful at all
times. Fast and weak attacking characters like Ayame, Falcon and Rouge will
simply turn around the pole a few times and attack the enemy a few times. You
can jump at it and then grab it will result them in climbing it. Press the B
button again and they will let go of it and attack the enemy.

To grab the pole, simply press the B button. Giant-sized characters like
Gunrock and Galuda will pull the pole off and whack your opponent hard which
will cause some awesome damage and knock off all the Power Stones they have.
After transforming, the fast characters can also pull off the pole too!

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<3> M o v e   L i s t s   a n d   S t r a t e g y <3>
=============================================================================

Below will be a move list of characters after they transform, meaning that they
have already get the Power Stones. There are not really many moves in this game
so you should be able to master and get hold of one character easily. All of
these characters are in alphabetical orders, except for the secret characters
which will be at the bottom, after the original ones. And of course, I'll put
the default buttons in the normal Dreamcast controller in brackets and the
names of the moves are all named by myself.

-------------------------------------
[3.1] Ayame
-------------------------------------

Ayame is easily the fastest character of all of the characters in Power Stone.
She could jump about very gracefully but her attacks are weaker than he rest.
Despite that, if you could master her, there will be no problems in defeating
other opponents.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Ayame                                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NICKNAME | Cherry Blossom Dancer                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|FAMILY   | Father, Mother, Sister, Grandfather, Grandmother, Cat           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STAGE    | Oedo                                                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|OFFICIAL | Officially, Ayame is a star artiste in a travelling troupe.     |
|DESCRIB- | Secretly, she is descended from a ninja family and is herself a |
|TIONS    | ninja. Obeying her master's order, she is on aquest to acquire  |
|         | the Power Stones. Ayame's attacking power is frail and she is   |
|         | weak when throwing heavy objects. To compensate, she runs faster|
|         | than any other fighter. During a power change, her are very     |
|         | powerful. Her best strategy is to avoid attacks while collecting|
|         | Power Stones.                                                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|POWER    | Triple Shurikens Flash - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> She'll throw three fast shurikens at the enemy  |
|         |                 and you can move about so she can change the    |
|         |                 location she can throw.                         |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Flash Advantage        - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> It's a normal uppercut but powerful as well.    |
|         |                 When you are near your enemy, try and use this  |
|         |                 and it will prove useful to you.                |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|POWER    | Shurikens of Death     - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> This attack is quite powerful as Ayame will     |
|         |                 throw a large number of shurikens at you, each  |
|         |                 of them trying to attack you like homing-type.  |
|         |                 If you have quite mastered the game, you'll     |
|         |                 noticed that it's easy to avoid all of these    |
|         |                 shurikens completely by jumping about. Although |
|         |                 this move is powerful, it's also weak compared  |
|         |                 to other character's Power Fusions.             |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Intense Flower Hit     - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> If you want to use this attack, make sure that  |
|         |                 the enemy is in close range and if you can      |
|         |                 connect the attack, sit back and watch how your |
|         |                 enemy gets bashed up by her while she deliver   |
|         |                 the shuriken blow. As all of her attacks, this  |
|         |                 one is also quite weak but enough to damage your|
|         |                 enemy.                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STRATEGY | To defeat Ayame, you'll need to grab all Power Stones before she|
|         | does or it will be fatal to you. If you use an extremely slow   |
|         | character like Gunrock, try and knock her down as soon as       |
|         | possible. Fast characters like WangTang should not be much of a |
|         | problem, jump and kick her out and use your most powerful attack|
|         | after transforming.                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

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[3.2] Falcon
-------------------------------------

Falcon is a Ryu and Ken type of character in Power Stone. Despite what people
say that he is quite a balanced fighter but as for me, his attack does a lot of
damage and his speed is sacrificed a little, making it a little bit unsuitable
to fight against the fast and quick Ayame.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Falcon                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NICKNAME | Red Whirlwind                                                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|FAMILY   | Father - Pride                                                  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STAGE    | Londo                                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|OFFICIAL | Hailing from the town of London, noble Falcon circles around the|
|DESCRIB- | world in his airplane Hockenheim. He searches for the Power     |
|TIONS    | Stones which were revealed in an ancient family legend. Falcon  |
|         | has a strong sense of justice. He specializes in boxing and     |
|         | destroys evil with his sharp moves and explosive punches. Falcon|
|         | is a balanced fighter with neither flash of outstanding         |
|         | strengths or the drawback of outstanding weaknesses. During a   |
|         | power change, he gains powerful moves for both close and far    |
|         | range combats.                                                  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|POWER    | Missile Launcher       - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> A simple attack that can make it quite damaging |
|         |                 to the enemy. If the enemy is fast, he will     |
|         |                 easily jump out of the way so be sure to shoot  |
|         |                 a few times. The bad thing is, it will also     |
|         |                 lower down the power bar a lot for a Power      |
|         |                 Drive like this.                                |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Tornado Aura           - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> Like Ayame's Flash Advantage, this is also      |
|         |                 another uppercut but will cause a fiery tornado |
|         |                 aura surround Falcon in a small range. This     |
|         |                 attack is quite useful against enemy in a very  |
|         |                 close range.                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|POWER    | Missile Armageddon     - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> A whole lot of missiles will be shot at the     |
|         |                 opponent but it's easy to avoid too if your     |
|         |                 enemy is very fast and keeps jumping about.     |
|         |                 This will cause a whole lot of damage so it's   |
|         |                 quite useful on certain conditions.             |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Streak Dash            - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> Falcon will fly about in a dash mode and attack |
|         |                 the enemy repeatedly. For full advantage, it's  |
|         |                 better to go near the enemy and use it while    |
|         |                 your enemy is jumping and running away. By far, |
|         |                 this is Falcon's best Power Fusion as this is   |
|         |                 almost unavoidable. To avoid it, you can try and|
|         |                 jump around but you'll surely get at least a few|
|         |                 hits.                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STRATEGY | In order to defeat Falcon, you'll need to avoid all of his      |
|         | attacks, especially all of his Power Drives and Power Fusions.  |
|         | Try and take the Power Stones first and deliver as many attacks |
|         | as you can and use the right Power Fusion at the end. Fighting  |
|         | against Falcon is not really that difficult so you can just take|
|         | this as a practice.                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

-------------------------------------
[3.3] Galuda
-------------------------------------

Galuda is quite powerful and is much faster than Gunrock, despite its big-sized
looks. Not really quite a thing to expect but Galuda's Power Fusions are really
unique and powerful while the Power Drives are not really that great.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Galuda                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NICKNAME | Proud Eagle                                                     |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|FAMILY   | Wife (Chief's daughter), father-in-law (Chief)                  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STAGE    | Dullstown                                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|OFFICIAL | Galuda lives in the western wilds. He is a shaman with a tender |
|DESCRIB- | heart and hatchet-sharp intelligence. To save his village from a|
|TIONS    | mysterious infectious disease, he is on a worldwide search for  |
|         | Power Stones. Though he is a pacifist who abhors fighting,      |
|         | Galuda has sworn revenge on the "one-handed-man" who is a       |
|         | sickness to his people. Galuda's offensive and defensive        |
|         | abilities are high. He doesn't have any notable weaknesses.     |
|         | Get close to an opponent, and aim for powerful throw moves!     |
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|POWER    | Spirited Arrow         - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> Galuda will shoot three of these arrows         |
|         |                 repeatedly, if you tap the X button three times |
|         |                 quickly. An arrow with light flashing around it |
|         |                 will be shot and pierce through an enemy. This  |
|         |                 is quite a powerful move but can also be dodged |
|         |                 easily by the opponents. It's a long-ranged     |
|         |                 attack so use it well.                          |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Wings of Angel         - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> This is a short-ranged attack so use it while   |
|         |                 your enemy is getting up. Galuda will fly       |
|         |                 towards the enemy but causing only little       |
|         |                 damage. Try not to use this often as not only   |
|         |                 you're wasting your power bar, but the attack is|
|         |                 quite weak enough that it won't really knock the|
|         |                 whole health bar off.                           |
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|POWER    | Arrows of Heaven       - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> Galuda will take up a bow and shoot down a whole|
|         |                 series of arrows downwards. Your enemy can't    |
|         |                 really avoid it and even if he can, he will get |
|         |                 a few hits from it. The downside is, it takes a |
|         |                 few seconds to take up the arrow and shoot,     |
|         |                 making it easier for the enemy to attack you    |
|         |                 while you do the attack, decreasing your health |
|         |                 and the power bar considerably. If this happens,|
|         |                 you won't be able to use this attack            |
|         |                 sucessfully.                                    |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Finishing Crash        - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> This is possibly one of the best Power Fusion in|
|         |                 the game but you'll need to connect this move.  |
|         |                 Make sure that you're near the enemy and quickly|
|         |                 use this move. If it connects, the enemy will be|
|         |                 grabbed and Galuda will fly him off. Then, he'll|
|         |                 slam the enemy down to the ground, resulting two|
|         |                 to three health bars to be knocked down. Use    |
|         |                 this wisely and you'll be a terror to your      |
|         |                 enemy.                                          |
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|STRATEGY | To defeat this proud creature, you'll need to be aware of one   |
|         | thing: don't ever let Galuda grab the three Power Stones or     |
|         | your end will be near. His Spirited Arrow and Arrows of Heaven  |
|         | can be dodged easily but one wrong move and you'll go bang down |
|         | to death. Despite its fat and over-sized body, he's quite fast  |
|         | too and almost as fast as Falcon, making him a tough opponent to|
|         | fight. But if you know how to defeat him, Galuda is just too    |
|         | easy for words.                                                 |
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[3.4] Gunrock
-------------------------------------

As you see his size, you're definitely going to know one thing: slow. Yup, he's
the slowest character of all Power Stones characters so you know what to
expect. He's strong for one thing and for his giant size, he's going to be
slow. This will be an advantage to the enemy as you can't avoid their Power
Fusions as easily as other characters does.

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|NAME     | Gunrock                                                         |
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|NICKNAME | Heavy Tank                                                      |
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|FAMILY   | Unknown                                                         |
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|STAGE    | Dawnbolta                                                       |
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|OFFICIAL | This miner from a town of Dawnbolta has nerves of solid steel   |
|DESCRIB- | and never gets upset. He is journeying from mine to mine to dig |
|TIONS    | the legendary Power Stones. In fighting, he relies on his       |
|         | unrivaled strength. Gunrock is a power fighter with a huge body.|
|         | Though he is slow, his power outweighs the weakness. Thanks to  |
|         | magnificent strength, he is better at throwing objects than any |
|         | other warrior.                                                  |
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|POWER    | Hard Boulder           - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> This attack is damaging if you can knock your   |
|         |                 enemy with a giant boulder he's going to throw. |
|         |                 But getting ready to take a boulder from nowhere|
|         |                 and throwing it will take a bit of time, making |
|         |                 your enemy avoid it easily. If you want it to be|
|         |                 more effective, throw it repeatedly and see     |
|         |                 whether it hurts or not. Overall, this is not a |
|         |                 useful attack to use.                           |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Sudden Quake           - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> This is the BEST move for Gunrock, but quite    |
|         |                 difficult to perform as you must have correct   |
|         |                 timing. Your enemy MUST be on the ground to use |
|         |                 it. When your opponent is stunned by this       |
|         |                 attack, he or she will be dizzy for a short     |
|         |                 while so use this chance and use a Power Fusion.|
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|POWER    | Rock n' Roll           - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> After executing this move, Gunrock will turn    |
|         |                 into a big, enormous rock-creature and will roll|
|         |                 about the screen, causing massive damage to     |
|         |                 people who are near him. To make full use of    |
|         |                 this move, it is recommended that you use       |
|         |                 Sudden Quake to stun him and quickly go near him|
|         |                 and use this move.                              |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Boulders of Quake      - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> This is almost the same as Sudden Quake except  |
|         |                 that after using it, you must quickly move the  |
|         |                 Analog or D-pad left and right repeatedly to    |
|         |                 a shower of boulders on your opponent. This does|
|         |                 a large amount of damage but you'll need your   |
|         |                 opponent to be on the ground.                   |
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|STRATEGY | To defeat Gunrock, there's nothing easier than keep attacking   |
|         | him. As he is tremendously slow, take use of this advantage and |
|         | use the Jump, then Kick button which is very effective here.    |
|         | Be extremely careful when he throw things at you or even grab a |
|         | pole to whack you out. Gunrock is not at all difficult to fight |
|         | and you need to keep a sharp lookout at his tricks as he will   |
|         | try and bump you down always.                                   |
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[3.5] Jack
-------------------------------------

Jack is a quick fighter so his attacks together with his moves are quite
powerful too. He doesn't walk or run but crawls pretty fast about the screen.
He has all sorts of different and mysterious moves if compared to other
characters, making Jack a quite a fun character to play as.

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|NAME     | Jack the Slayer                                                 |
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|NICKNAME | Mad Clown                                                       |
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|FAMILY   | Unknown                                                         |
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|STAGE    | Manches                                                         |
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|OFFICIAL | Jack makes no distinction between good or bad. His pleasures are|
|DESCRIB- | simple - he likes anything shiny, and he loves to cut with his  |
|TIONS    | knife. In Manches, his hometown, he used to rob strangers of    |
|         | their jewellery. One day, he overheard a tale about Power       |  
      |         | Stones, the most shining glittering jewellery, power stones
of  |
|         | all. His new hunt has just begun. Unpredictable and mysterious  |
|         | rapid moves are Jack's strength. However, his attacking power is|
|         | weak. Confuse opponents with tricky moves!                      |
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|POWER    | Twister Blade          - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> Jack will throw out his hand which will         |
|         |                 immediately transform into a vertical blade that|
|         |                 will slash the enemy a few times. This attack   |
|         |                 can be quite useless because although this is   |
|         |                 also a long-ranged attack, it's hard to knock   |
|         |                 fast enemies that will jump about and this      |
|         |                 attack deal lots of damage. To make a better use|
|         |                 of this attack, try and corner your enemy and   |
|         |                 quickly lash this out. It's better this way.    |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Twining Blade          - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> This attack has a much better range of attack   |
|         |                 because it's in horizontal, instead of vertical.|
|         |                 Jack will extends its leg, which will turn into |
|         |                 yet another blade. Try and experiment with      |
|         |                 Twister Blade and Twining Blade so that you can |
|         |                 feel the difference and use them more           |
|         |                 effectively against your enemies later on.      |
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|POWER    | Dance of Death         - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> Dance of Death is very powerful but can be      |
|         |                 easily missed. Like other characters, you'll    |
|         |                 need to perform this near an enemy to use this  |
|         |                 attack so that it could connect and deal massive|
|         |                 damage. After performing this move, Jack will   |
|         |                 extends its hands and will turn so try and catch|
|         |                 the opponent. If he success, it's a cool 15 hits|
|         |                 combo to be watched.                            |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Swordsman Rain         - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> This is one of the best Power Fusion of all the |
|         |                 other character's. Jack will get ready and      |
|         |                 launch a series of swords coming down at your   |
|         |                 opponent. This is a bit like homing as it will  |
|         |                 determine the location of your enemy and fire it|
|         |                 down, no matter how far or how near your enemy  |
|         |                 is. This is useful for attacking and no matter  |
|         |                 how your enemy try to avoid, he'll at least get |
|         |                 hurt by a small portion of the swords.          |
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|STRATEGY | Honestly, Jack's stage, Manches is definitely too eerie and to  |
|         | make it worst, Jack looks more like an alienated zombie back to |
|         | life. Not that it's any worse, he's very swift and quick and the|
|         | horrifying moves will make you wanting to kill him quickly. To  |
|         | kill him, you'll need to grab all the Power Stones from him so  |
|         | that you can use your Power Drives and Power Fusions first.     |
|         | If he collected the Power Stones, go as far as you can from him |
|         | to avoid all of his terrifying attacks. Be extra careful when   |
|         | you fight against him and you'll skip through this stage easily.|
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[3.6] Rouge
-------------------------------------

Rouge is one of my favourite characters. She is fast and with lots of powerful
and fiery moves. Even when you punch or throw your enemy with the right buttons
willl have her blow fire from her mouth, without getting the Power Stones.

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|NAME     | Rouge                                                           |
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|NICKNAME | Scorching Beauty                                                |
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|FAMILY   | None                                                            |
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|STAGE    | Mahdad                                                          |
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|OFFICIAL | Rouge, the Gypsy fortuneteller, is both mysterious and graceful.|
|DESCRIB- | Guided by signs in her crystal, she travels the world collecting|
|TIONS    | the Power Stones. She has a unique ability to control flames at |
|         | will! Her fighting style is mesmerizing: she moves as if dancing|
|         | and chars her opponents' body and soul with her flames. Though  |
|         | her normal attack and defense abilities are relatively low,     |
|         | Rouge's flame attacks have long range and inflict severe damage.|
|         | She can run faster than most of the other characters.           |
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|POWER    | Breath of Fire         - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> The most damaging Power Drive for Rouge and with|
|         |                 a decent range of attack is the Breath of Fire. |
|         |                 Rouge will blow a horizontal line of fire which |
|         |                 decrease a good deal of damage from the enemy.  |
|         |                 Use this when you're near your enemy to make it |
|         |                 more effective because fast characters tend to  |
|         |                 escape from this attack easily.                 |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Falling Flames         - Punch (X button, air)                  |
|         | --------------> After jumping, quickly execute this move by     |
|         |                 pressing the X button will let Rouge drop flames|
|         |                 down towards the opponent in a short range. This|
|         |                 attack looks cool enough and it's even better if|
|         |                 your enemy is near you. Still, you might as well|
|         |                 be well off with Rouge's Breath of Fire.        |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Soaring Carpet         - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> Not really that powerful because it's rare that |
|         |                 you will get a chance to hit your opponent. Even|
|         |                 when you can, it's only a few hits which only   |
|         |                 decrease a little of your health bar. Rouge will|
|         |                 take out a flying carpet and fly diagonally in  |
|         |                 the air towards the opponent.                   |
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|POWER    | Holocaust Capture      - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> Rouge will held a ball of fire on her hands and |
|         |                 throw it down, making the floor lit up with fire|
|         |                 on the surface. If your enemy is near you or you|
|         |                 have just knocked him down, this attack proves  |
|         |                 useful as it will reduce about one and a half   |
|         |                 life bars away. Just remember to make sure that |
|         |                 your opponent is not jumping very high up or    |
|         |                 very far away from you because it's not for     |
|         |                 flying opponents and can't reach the whole      |
|         |                 screen.                                         |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Charming Hearts        - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> Quite a unique move, I must say, and quite      |
|         |                 laughable too, if you fight against your friend.|
|         |                 Rouge will blow kisses of hearts and dances     |
|         |                 about. You can move about a little while        |
|         |                 performing this move. The hearts covers a small |
|         |                 range of area and if one on this hearts touched |
|         |                 your opponents, she will attack him in a covered|
|         |                 room for 10 hits of damage. This attack proved  |
|         |                 very useful after you knocked down an opponent  |
|         |                 by using Breath of Fire or other attacks.       |
|         |                 Before your opponent could get up, quickly use  |
|         |                 this move and look patiently for the rest. Also,|
|         |                 opponents that is using a shield cannot avoid   |
|         |                 this attack, whether they're using the shield or|
|         |                 not.                                            |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Skull of Flames        - Jump + Kick (R button, air)            |
|         | --------------> While in the air, quickly press the R button and|
|         |                 you'll automatically execute this move. You can |
|         |                 move about while in the air for a better target |
|         |                 but beware, opponents could easily grab and     |
|         |                 throw you in the air. She will held her hands in|
|         |                 the air a skull will grow bigger and bigger     |
|         |                 while spitting Breath of Fire-like flames       |
|         |                 towards the enemy.                              |
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|STRATEGY | Rouge is quite fast so it might be quite a problem to defeat,   |
|         | especially as she has long-range of Power Drives and Power      |
|         | Fusions. Try and prevent her from getting all of those nifty    |
|         | Power Stones and try to get them yourself. Jump + Kick attack   |
|         | is one of the most useful ones so try and do this against her.  |
|         | Throwing her helps a lot too. If by any chance she got the      |
|         | Power Stones, try and get away as far from her as possible. Just|
|         | beware that if you are far away from her, she will most probably|
|         | use Skull of Flames so try and jump out from this attack.       |
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[3.7] Ryoma
-------------------------------------

Ryoma is quite cool enough with long-ranged attacks. If you are annoyed with
characters like Ayame and Falcon which always seemed to jump away from your
attacks, try Ryoma instead. His attacks is quick, long-ranged and powerful
enough to kill your enemy immediately.

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|NAME     | Ryoma                                                           |
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|NICKNAME | Master Swordsman                                                |
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|FAMILY   | None                                                            |
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|STAGE    | Mutsu                                                           |
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|OFFICIAL | Ryoma's original home is an island country. Since no islander   |
|DESCRIB- | could compare with his skill, he tours the world seeking tougher|
|TIONS    | opponents. When he faces an opponent, he cuts the enemy down    |
|         | instantly! Thanks to his katana, Ryoma has a long reach, but he |
|         | is open to attack if he misses the target. Ryoma is weakest when|
|         | picking up and throwing objects. He can beat an enemy with one  |
|         | stroke of his katana.                                           |
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|POWER    | Streak of Lightning (Raijinken)    - Punch (X button)           |
|DRIVE    | --------------> Ryoma will slash down vertically, unleashing a  |
|         |                 circular electric wave from the ceiling to the  |
|         |                 ground. This move is especially useful when you |
|         |                 had cornered an enemy or your opponent is just  |
|         |                 nearby you. This attack is not really that      |
|         |                 powerful but combining the two Power Drives     |
|         |                 together could prove useful at times.           |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Lightning Energy (Raijinken)       - Punch (X button, air)      |
|         | --------------> Perform this in the air and Ryoma will slash    |
|         |                 a floating and homing electrical ball that will |
|         |                 slowly dash towards the opponent. This will     |
|         |                 give your enemy a decent damage so use it if    |
|         |                 your enemy keeps avoiding from the Streak of    |
|         |                 Lightning.                                      |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Element Slash (Iaizen)             - Kick (Y button)            |
|         | --------------> After pressing the X button, Ryoma will         |
|         |                 automatically draw down his sword, making a     |
|         |                 horizontal line on the ground that will slash   |
|         |                 through any enemies who happen to be near you.  |
|         |                 This attack prove really useful if the enemy    |
|         |                 is far away from you as you can attack them     |
|         |                 until they fall to the ground, and immediately  |
|         |                 run towards the opponent to perform the Streak  |
|         |                 of Lightning (Raijinken).                       |
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|POWER    | Energy Dividier (Midare zantou)    - Jump + Punch (L button)    |
|FUSION   | --------------> Performing this will result Ryoma surrounds     |
|         |                 himself with a sphere energy which means that   |
|         |                 your enemy won't have a chance to get near you  |
|         |                 and force you to stop the move completely.      |
|         |                 Later, part of the energy will be heading       |
|         |                 towards the enemy. This attack can be avoided   |
|         |                 by running and jumping out of the way. For      |
|         |                 better effect for this move, it is recommended  |
|         |                 that you are somewhere near your enemy before   |
|         |                 you unleash this powerful move.                 |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Elemental Revenge (Tenchi ryouden) - Jump + Kick (R button)     |
|         | --------------> You had better be near an enemy if you want to  |
|         |                 perform this move. Ryoma will shot off into the |
|         |                 sky with multiple slashes and deal the final    |
|         |                 blow by slamming to the ground, with circular   |
|         |                 lightning all around him. Although this attack  |
|         |                 looks quite powerful, it's recommended that you |
|         |                 use Energy Divider (Midare zantou) because it is|
|         |                 with better range and can attack your enemy with|
|         |                 more damage.                                    |
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|STRATEGY | Be careful of Ryoma because he is pretty fast too, especially as|
|         | he can deal attacks with long range, even before transforming.  |
|         | Jump out from his Power Drives and Power Fusions if you can     |
|         | because it can deplete up to two health bars away. Grab all the |
|         | Power Stones and attack with long-ranged attacks if you have to |
|         | quickly finish your opponent off. If he is the one who grab them|
|         | by any chance, keep away as far from him and do not get caught  |
|         | in a corner.                                                    |
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[3.8] WangTang
-------------------------------------

WangTang is a Chinese Kung-fu fighter with decent speed that is as fast as
Falcon. Most of his attacks (especially his looks) are too alike from the
Dragon Ball series. If you're an avid fan of the comic series, you're sure to
noticed that most of his attacks such as Dragon Fireball and Dragon Energy Ball
looks as if copied by it. Anyway, you'll be happy to know that WangTang is an
all-rounder and is very powerful with his moves and he's my favourite
character.

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|NAME     | WangTang                                                        |
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|NICKNAME | Agile Dragon                                                    |
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|FAMILY   | His master                                                      |
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|STAGE    | Tong-An                                                         |
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|OFFICIAL | A master martial artist from the town of Tong-An, Wang Tang is  |
|DESCRIB- | following his teacher's advice and seeking Power Stones around  |
|TIONS    | the world. Always optimistic, WangTang is second to none in     |
|         | Kung-fu skill. WangTang's merit is outstanding agility. His     |
|         | successive moves don't allow opponents to catch a breath. He is |
|         | also excellent at special actions such as wall-climbing. He     |
|         | floats like a butterfly and stings like a dragon.               |
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|POWER    | Dragon Fireball                    - Punch (X button)           |
|DRIVE    | --------------> WangTang will blast out a fireball towards the  |
|         |                 enemy. This attack is long-range and is the one |
|         |                 that you will use most of the time. If you're   |
|         |                 fighting against your friend, he could easily   |
|         |                 jump away from your attacks while the CPU       |
|         |                 opponents can be a bit silly and try to run     |
|         |                 away. Running away is quite useless as what you |
|         |                 really need is to jump away.                    |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Extreme Dragon Strike              - Kick (Y button)            |
|         | --------------> This attack is much better than Ayame's Flash   |
|         |                 Advantage and as powerful as Falcon's Tornado   |
|         |                 Aura. Extreme Dragon Strike is useful when you  |
|         |                 had just knocked down your enemy or somewhere   |
|         |                 nearby you. WangTang will spin with wind around |
|         |                 it and will knock your opponent for a couple of |
|         |                 hits. It's only short-ranged, by the way.       |
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|POWER    | Dragon Energy Factor               - Jump + Punch (L button)    |
|FUSION   | --------------> WangTang will held his hands into the air and   |
|         |                 will form a huge, yes, I mean real HUGE energy  |
|         |                 ball and blast it towards the enemy. This will  |
|         |                 result two to three health bars gone if your    |
|         |                 enemy is right on target. The bad thing about   |
|         |                 this attack is that it is avoidable, despite its|
|         |                 huge looks. To make use of this attack to the   |
|         |                 fullest, make sure your enemy is knocked down   |
|         |                 and far away from you before you perform this.  |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Dance of Dragon God                - Jump + Kick (R button)     |
|         | --------------> This move looks real cool enough and people who |
|         |                 had mastered WangTang should try this often. Not|
|         |                 that it is really powerful (only decreases about|
|         |                 one and a half life bar), I just like how       |
|         |                 WangTang did this and you should make this as a |
|         |                 final blow towards the opponent. WangTang will  |
|         |                 dash across towards the enemy and you must try  |
|         |                 to connect it. If it connects, he'll hit him    |
|         |                 into the air and deliver 10 hits across the     |
|         |                 screen. Before kicking the opponent to the      |
|         |                 ground, 4 Japanese characters will appear across|
|         |                 the screen. Cool move, I must say.              |
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|STRATEGY | WangTang is incredibly powerful and one of the best fighters out|
|         | there so if you happen to fight against him, be careful of all  |
|         | of his moves that are simply damaging and quick (hence his      |
|         | nickname, Agile Dragon). Grab all the Power Stones and don't let|
|         | them fall at his hands at all costs or it will be your final    |
|         | doom. If he happens to posses them, try and jump away from all  |
|         | of his Dragon Fireballs. He will always use the Dragon Energy   |
|         | Factor so get ready to avoid it and don't get stuck in a corner.|
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[3.9] Kraken
-------------------------------------

Honestly, Kraken is one of the worst boss ever created and even normal
characters will easily defeat this pirate. He has the worst Power Drives and
Power Fusions, with slow speed (a bit faster than Gunrock and Galuda) and
attacks that caused little damage. Overall, Kraken is one character that you
should not even use at all.

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|NAME     | Kraken                                                          |
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|NICKNAME | Unknown                                                         |
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|FAMILY   | None                                                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STAGE    | Skullhaven                                                      |
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|POWER    | Giant Bomb             - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> Okay, quite a useless attack which is worst than|
|         |                 Gunrock's Hard Boulder. Basically, he just hurl |
|         |                 a bomb at the opponent and will decrease a tiny |
|         |                 bit of health from your enemy. For better use of|
|         |                 this worthless attack, try and target properly  |
|         |                 and then shoot at him. It's long-range but silly|
|         |                 all the same.                                   |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Dragging Hook          - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> This is much more worthless than his first Power|
|         |                 Drive, Giant Bomb. Although it has quite a long-|
|         |                 range, I can tell you that it's simply hard     |
|         |                 enough to corner your enemy and lash this out.  |
|         |                 If this does not knock your enemy but on other  |
|         |                 things, he will automatically drag himself to   |
|         |                 the direction that he has shot before. Kraken   |
|         |                 just extends his hands and of course, Jack's    |
|         |                 Twister Blade and Twining Blade works much      |
|         |                 better than this.                               |
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|POWER    | Spirited Energy        - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> This attack looks powerful but actually not and |
|         |                 can be easily avoided like Falcon's Missile     |
|         |                 Armageddon. Kraken will shoot 6 sprit-like      |
|         |                 energy balls and blast them towards the opponent|
|         |                 quickly. This attack is totally similar like    |
|         |                 Falcon's Missile Armageddon because it will     |
|         |                 target the enemy and attack in only one way. If |
|         |                 you can hurt your enemy even for half a health  |
|         |                 bar, consider yourself lucky because this attack|
|         |                 is easily avoidable.                            |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Gobble-Up Meal         - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> Of all the Power Drives and Power Fusions of    |
|         |                 Kraken, this one seems to be the most powerful  |
|         |                 of all. You'll need to be near an enemy to      |
|         |                 execute this and you don't need to connect it at|
|         |                 all. After performing this move, Kraken's head  |
|         |                 will turn bigger into a huge skull and attempt  |
|         |                 to eat your enemy. If your enemy is slightly    |
|         |                 further than you, he will try and suck him in.  |
|         |                 This attack deals 3 to 5 hits and will cut      |
|         |                 down one and a half life bar away. Damaging.    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STRATEGY | Kraken is not at all difficult to defeat and if you lose to him,|
|         | shame on you. It's the easiest enemy of all and shouldn't be    |
|         | a boss for this game. Try and grab all the Power Stones before  |
|         | he did so you can unleash all of your Power Drives and Power    |
|         | Fusions at him. If he succeeded to grab all of the Power Stones |
|         | instead, take advantage of the stage's design and quickly jump  |
|         | to the side of the boat on your left. There, keep jumping away  |
|         | from his Giant Bombs and he'll waste all of them till the power |
|         | bar is complete finished. Don't worry about this boss, it's     |
|         | totally easy and will take very fast to be defeated.            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

-------------------------------------
[3.10] Valgas
-------------------------------------

What made Valgas the toughest boss of fighting history is his unbelieveable
powerful and incredibly quick moves with his decent amount of speed. And I mean
real UNBELIEVABLE moves as it's the toughest to avoid. If, on the other hand,
you should play as him, make your opponent to say his prayers while you chime
in quick attacks to kill him. Simple.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Valgas                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NICKNAME | Unknown                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|FAMILY   | None                                                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STAGE    | Avalon Is.                                                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|POWER    | Light Beam             - Punch (X button)                       |
|DRIVE    | --------------> This is pretty useless as it's hard to get a    |
|         |                 real hit against the enemy as the enemy may be  |
|         |                 quick and could easily dodge away from this     |
|         |                 attack. Valgas will only shoot out a light beam |
|         |                 which will not be an use as it is not a homing- |
|         |                 type. Villain Energy is has much better use than|
|         |                 this.                                           |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Energy Kick            - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> Valgas will kick only one homing energy towards |
|         |                 the opponent. Quite harmless compared to Villain|
|         |                 Energy which promises 80% chance to get hit.    |
|         |                 Energy Kick can only be used to maximum         |
|         |                 potential if you use this three times in a row  |
|         |                 but this attack is only waste of power bar.     |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Villain Energy         - Kick (Y button, air)                   |
|         | --------------> Now this is what I call real cool. Jump in the  |
|         |                 air and quickly perform this move. Valgas will  |
|         |                 shoot three homing energy towards the opponent  |
|         |                 which explains why Villain Energy is three times|
|         |                 better than Energy Kick. Three energy seekers   |
|         |                 will track your enemy and deal some expensive   |
|         |                 damage. Use this attack as often as you could.  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|POWER    | Laser of Extreme       - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|FUSION   | --------------> Valgas will shoot a huge laser towards the enemy|
|         |                 and this will cause a huge damage which covered |
|         |                 a small range of area. It's suggested that you  |
|         |                 should use this from far for maximum            |
|         |                 effectiveness. When your opponent is hit by     |
|         |                 this, get ready to see few life bars gone.      |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Ultimate Destruction   - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> Valgas will blast a full range of electrical at |
|         |                 one particular area near an enemy which has a   |
|         |                 better range and served more damage. This is the|
|         |                 most useful attack of all as it has a better    |
|         |                 range of target and covered a larger area of    |
|         |                 attack compared to Laser of Extreme. Use this   |
|         |                 attack most often and you'll see the results.   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STRATEGY | Valgas is the most difficult boss ever existed and it will take |
|         | a long time before you could really defeat him. In the          |
|         | beginning, do not attack him yet. Jump and avoid all his three  |
|         | boxes and start to use the Jump + Kick technique or punch him   |
|         | away. Remember that he will always try to body-slam you with    |
|         | his technique. Using a fast character will mean weaker attacks  |
|         | so you must really try to grab all Power Stones and make use of |
|         | ths speed. Jumping off the walls worked too. Slow and powerful  |
|         | characters like Gunrock is most useful here as you can easily   |
|         | grab Valgas and throw him. Try and jump out of the way from his |
|         | attacks should he grab the Power Stones but you must try and    |
|         | prevent him from getting all of the Power Stones.               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

-------------------------------------
[3.11] Final Valgas
-------------------------------------

This is the final and true form of the worst gruesome boss of the history,
Valgas. After humiliatedly defeated, the real red Power Stones shines in the
light and combine with his body, resulting a super-giant boss of the history
that will knock you out or rather, not. This over-sized creature is incredibly
slow, the slowest of the lot but with powerful inner strength. Honestly, this
boss is kinda silly to use and very awkward indeed. Because he is completely in
power mode, you don't need to collect those scattered Power Stones. You can't
really notice whether he's using a Power Drive or Power Fusion so below is a
full and complete movelist.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Final Valgas                                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NICKNAME | Unknown                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|FAMILY   | None                                                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STAGE    | Avalon Is.                                                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|MOVELIST | Swift Slap             - Jump (A button)                        |
|         | --------------> If your opponent is right in front of you,      |
|         |                 quickly press the A button and he'll slap and   |
|         |                 whack the enemy over. Not really a powerful and |
|         |                 important move as there are many others which   |
|         |                 have better effects than this.                  |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Confusing Whack        - Punch (X button, enemy far)            |
|         | --------------> This move can only be performed if your enemy is|
|         |                 in front of you but a little far from from you. |
|         |                 Use this and Final Valgas will whack him out,   |
|         |                 causing him to stand still and get dizzy for a  |
|         |                 while. You can use this oppotunity to blast     |  
      |         |                 whatever move that you want, preferably
Homing  |         |         |                 Icicles.                         
              |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Gnaw of Beast          - Punch (X button, enemy far, left hand) |
|         | --------------> Perform the Confusing Whack with the enemy a    |
|         |                 little far from you. If you succeded, you'll see| |
        |                 the enemy became dizzy with the picture showing |
|         |                 arcade stick moving left and right. Quickly     |
|         |                 move left and right repeatedly and he will do   |
|         |                 this fine move. If he grab the enemy with his   |
|         |                 left hand, he will put him into his mouth and   |
|         |                 gnaw it a few times before spitting it away.    |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Grand Slam             - Punch (X button, enemy far, right hand)|
|         | --------------> Just like Gnaw of Beast, perform the Confusing  |
|         |                 Whack with the enemy a little far from you. If  |
|         |                 you succeeded, you'll see the enemy became dizzy|
|         |                 with the picture showing the arcade stick moving|
|         |                 left and right. Quickly move left and right     |
|         |                 repeatedly and he'll do this move. If he grabs  |
|         |                 the enemy with his right hand, he will slam the |
|         |                 enemy a few times and throw him away, causing   |
|         |                 massive damage to him.                          |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Acidic Liquid          - Punch (X button, enemy near)           |
|         | --------------> If your enemy is right in front of you, quickly |
|         |                 press the X button to make Final Valgas throw   |
|         |                 out a green, slimy acidic liquid which hurt your|
|         |                 enemy. Not really that powerful but can be quite|
|         |                 useful on certain circumstances.                |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Homing Icicles         - Kick (Y button)                        |
|         | --------------> This is probably one of the most useful move of |
|         |                 all. This attack will throw off a few icicles   |
|         |                 towards the enemy near you and act as homing    |
|         |                 missiles. Quite powerful and efficient and can  |
|         |                 be used almost immediately after using this.    |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Laser of Extreme       - Jump + Punch (L button)                |
|         | --------------> Final Valgas will shoot a long and thin laser   |
|         |                 which will deal lots of damage towards the enemy|
|         |                 if properly hit. This attack is quite difficult |
|         |                 to target properly as your opponent (which will |
|         |                 be your friend) will be clever enough to dodge  |
|         |                 and jump away from it. Not really a good idea to|
|         |                 use this attack.                                |
|         |-----------------------------------------------------------------.
|         | Icicles Charge         - Jump + Kick (R button)                 |
|         | --------------> A much powerful form of Homing Icicles. This    |
|         |                 move will blast out six icicles towards your    |
|         |                 opponent, increasing the chances of getting hit.|
|         |                 After using this attack, you'll need to wait for|
|         |                 about a second to let those icicles really drop |
|         |                 off. This will be the move you will probably use|
|         |                 most of all, as it's the only move which will   |
|         |                 hit in long-ranged style.                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|STRATEGY | The easiest to defeat without using any strategy at all,        |
|         | guarenteed. All you need to do is to head immediately to the    |
|         | left in the beginning after your CPU opponent shoot out the     |
|         | Laser of Extreme. Hide underneath his arms and whack him out.   |
|         | Ignore his Icicles Charge and the rest of the Power Stones. If  |
|         | you accidentally roll away from his arms, head back underneath. |
|         | Then, just punch and kick him to death. Easy.                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

=============================================================================
<4> M i s c e l l a n e o u s <4>
=============================================================================

This section will describe things that are not suitable in other sections. In
other words, you'll find pretty handy things that will help you on in the game.

-------------------------------------
[4.1] Items and Weapons
-------------------------------------

Ratings are based on personal experience and opinion and are no way from the
official website themselves.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Sixshooter                                                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 3/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | This is by far one of the most useless item. You'll need to     |
|TIONS    | carefully at your enemy and your opponent could easily jump away| |
        | from this attack. If your enemy gets hit by this, a Power Stone | |  
      | will be knocked out of them and depletes about half of a health | |    
    | bar.                                                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Flame Thrower                                                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 5/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Possibly the best item and most useful of all. The Flame Thrower|
|TIONS    | will slow you down a lot but the fire will knock about 3/4 of a |
|         | life bar and the Power Stone out. Even when your enemy is       |
|         | jumping about, he or she will get a taste out of this if you aim|
|         | carefully.                                                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Normal Bombs / Big Bombs                                        |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 1/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Yawn. These normal bombs and big bombs are very hard to aim and |
|TIONS    | only take a small portion of life away. The normal bomb starts  |
|         | counting at 5 and blow up at 0 while the big bombs starts       |
|         | counting at a more bigger number. These things are only useful  |
|         | when your opponent accidentally steps into them, which is quite |
|         | a rare chance.                                                  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Molotov Cocktail                                                |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 1/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Almost similar as bombs where it is very hard to aim and only   |
|TIONS    | cause very little damage. If your enemy avoids it, this thing   |
|         | will fall down and cause flames on the ground which can be      |
|         | avoided easily. Chances are, enemies won't be lured into the    |
|         | flames which also only cause little damage. Useless.            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Swords / Pipes                                                  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 5/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | These things are very useful as they will knock all the Power   |
|TIONS    | Stones out from your opponent's body and take one life bar off. |
|         | Very useful and just slow you down a little bit. Your hit now   |
|         | is changed into slashes and Jump + Kick is changed where your   |
|         | character will try and knock your enemy by pulling down the     |
|         | sword. Grab them when you have the chance.                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Hammer                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 4/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | The hammer does not slow you down at all which is good but you  |
|TIONS    | need to be very near your enemy to do this. Each hit will take  |
|         | off about one and a half life bar and knock every single Power  |
|         | Stones your opponent have. This is quite useful but beware      |
|         | against fast-running enemies which will always Jump + Kick you  |
|         | when they have the chance. Quite useful at certain times.       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage Items                                                     |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|RATING   | 2/5                                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | The stage items like benches, signs, tables and chairs can be   |
|TIONS    | thrown towards the enemy. You can even push them if you like.   |
|         | They cause only little damage and are a favourite among the     |
|         | computer opponents. Avoid them whenever possible but don't      |
|         | hesitate to use them whenever you have the chance. They are not |
|         | really needed if you want to win the game but these things add  |
|         | a lot to the game.                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

-------------------------------------
[4.2] The Powerstone Collection Book
-------------------------------------

Every time you finished a character's game, you'll unlock more and more
secrets. Use the mini-games too to unlock more things which you will soon
complete the mythical book called the Powerstone Collection Book (I know the
spelling is wrong but if you looked at the actual game itself, it is spelt like
that!). Below is a list of them and describtions on each of the things
available.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Nyoi-Bo                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 1                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with any character at any difficulty level in the |
|MENT     | in the Arcade Mode for the first time.                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Enable On at the Extra Items in the Extra Options menu. Nyoi-Bo |
|TIONS    | basically is like Sun Wu Kong's stick and you can extend it 3/4 |
|         | of the screen and knock your enemy's Power Stones off. This     |
|         | nifty item is particularly useful so when you have the chance,  |
|         | grab this and give your enemy a fright. Even when your enemy has|
|         | transformed, use this and attack one time and half of your      |
|         | enemy's power bar will be gone.                                 |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Machine Gun                                                     |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 2                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with any character at any difficulty level in the |
|MENT     | in the Arcade Mode for the second time.                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Once you have the Extra Items on, you don't need to return to   |
|TIONS    | the Extra Options menu again. The Machine Gun is definitely a   |
|         | useless thing and even weaker than the Sixshooter though it can |
|         | shoot faster. You will be very slow, slower than the walking    |
|         | version so forget about using this item. It's completely        |
|         | useless.                                                        |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Ray Gun                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 3                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with any character at any difficulty level in the |
|MENT     | in the Arcade Mode for the third time.                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | This item is especially useless but at least, much better than  |
|TIONS    | the Machine Gun as you are not really that slow. This item will |
|         | let you shoot a ring of rays and it's very hard to hit the      |
|         | opponent. It's just a short range and you must be very near to  |
|         | hit your opponent and make sure your enemy does not jump about. |
|         | When hit, all of your opponent's Power Stones will be thrown    |
|         | out.                                                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Power Shield                                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 4                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with any character at any difficulty level in the |
|MENT     | in the Arcade Mode for the fourth time.                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | One of the best item ever created out there. You're completely  |
|TIONS    | invinsible while using this item but you can't attack yourself. |
|         | Long-ranged attacks won't scratch you one bit but if your enemy |
|         | attempts to throw you, they will be successful so beware about  |
|         | that. If your opponent has just transformed and if your luck is |
|         | coming, grab the Power Shield nearby and you will be fully      |
|         | protected but always run away when your enemy is coming near    |
|         | This Power Shield only works for a limited time so prepare to   |
|         | jump out from any unexpected attacks coming from your enemy.    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Virtual Mode                                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 5                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game as Kraken at any difficulty level in the Arcade   |
|MENT     | mode.                                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Totally a useless mode and you need to access it from the       |
|TIONS    | Powerstone Collections mode. It's said that this mode will give |
|         | you a first-person perspective mode but it's actually not.      |
|         | Sort of useless and hard to get yourself used to this           |
|         | environment. You're more well off with the original mode.       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Dual Mode                                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 6                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game as Valgas at any difficulty level in the Arcade   |
|MENT     | mode.                                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Basically the same as Virtual Mode except that you can use it in|
|TIONS    | the Versus mode. You will fight in a split screen and will make |
|         | the whole screen looks thin, odd and mixed-up. Avoid this at all|
|         | costs.                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Falcon's Aerial Adventure                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 7                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game five times with any five different characters in  |
|MENT     | the Arcade mode.                                                |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Falcon's Aerial Adventure can be unlocked if you play through   |
|TIONS    | the Arcade mode five times with five different characters. Have |
|         | 128 blocks free from your memory card and press the A button at |
|         | this page. Wait patiently for a few seconds while you wait for  |
|         | to be downloaded to your memory card. Access the game from      |
|         | there. More explanation about the mini-game can be found below. |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Ayame's Shuriken Training                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 8                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game six times with any six different characters in    |
|MENT     | the Arcade mode.                                                |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Ayame's Shuriken Training can be unlocked if you play through   |
|TIONS    | the Arcade mode five times with five different characters. If   |
|         | you had already download Falcon's Shuriken Training or any other|
|         | mini-game, you don't need to delete the 128 blocks of file. Just|
|         | come back to this page and download it and it won't take much   |
|         | time. More explanation about the mini-game can be found below.  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Gunrock's Gun Gun Slots                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 9                                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game seven times with any seven different characters in|
|MENT     | the Arcade mode.                                                |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Gunrock Gun-Gun Slots can be unlocked if you play through the   |
|TIONS    | Arcade mode seven times with seven different characters. This   |
|         | mini-game is just another game to entertain you so there's      |
|         | nothing much to explain. More explanation about the mini-game   |
|         | can be found below.                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Kraken                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 10                                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with all different eight characters at any        |
|MENT     | difficulty level in the Arcade mode.                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Playing through the game eight times with all of the eight      |
|TIONS    | different characters will allow you to unlock Kraken. You can   |
|         | then select as him by going to the most left or most right at   |
|         | the characters selection screen.                                |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Valgas                                                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 11                                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game as Kraken at any difficulty level in the Arcade   |
|MENT     | mode.                                                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Beat the game as Kraken and you'll unlock Valgas to be played   |
|TIONS    | in the Arcade mode or the Versus mode any time. You can then    |
|         | select as him by going to the most left or most right at the    |
|         | characters selection screen.                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Final Valgas                                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 12                                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with any characters at any difficulty level in the|
|MENT     | Arcade mode after you had unlocked Valgas but you cannot        |
|         | continue.                                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Beat the game with any characters only after you had unlocked   |
|TIONS    | Valgas and you cannot use a single continue. To save your time, |
|         | after you had unlocked Valgas, play as him and don't use a      |
|         | single continue (I doubt you'll use it when you play as Valgas).|
|         | After finishing the game, look at your Powerstone Collections   |
|         | and you'll notice that you had unlocked both Final Valgas and   |
|         | Dual Mode together! The bad thing about Final Valgas is that    |
|         | you can only use him in the Versus mode only and only one person|
|         | can choose as him at a time. Bugger.                            |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Art Museum                                                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 13                                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Get a total of 1000 medals in the mini-games.                   |
|MENT     |                                                                 |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Get a total of 1000 medals in the mini-games, whether you have  |
|TIONS    | get them by playing all the three mini-games together or one.   |
|         | Succesfully in unlocking them will allow you to view the arts   |
|         | that have been done by Capcom.                                  |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Movie Theater                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 14                                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Beat the game with any character in any difficulty level in the |
|MENT     | Arcade mode.                                                    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | This mode lets you view the endings of the character that you   |
|TIONS    | have beaten. Sort of useless but nice if you want to view back  |
|         | the ending sequences that you have forgotten.                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Music Hall                                                      |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|PAGE     | 15                                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|REQUIRE- | Get a total of 2000 medals in the mini-games.                   |
|MENT     |                                                                 |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|DESCRIB- | Get a total of 2000 medals in the mini-games, whether you have  |
|TIONS    | get them by playing all the three mini-games together or one.   |
|         | Succesfully in unlocking them will allow you to view the music  |
|         | and voices of characters in the game.                           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

-------------------------------------
[4.3] Movie Theater
-------------------------------------

This section will contain SPOILERS so if you don't want to know the endings of
each character, please do not read further. Below are the dialogue copied from
every characters' ending and they're without pictures so if they sound
confusing, refer to the original game and look at the ending youurself.

Ayame - An Amazing Story?
-----

Ayame's mother : So this is what they call "Sutuon" right?
Ayame          : This thing is too good to give to the lord...

Samurai        : Our lord has arrived...

Old man        : Let me see. So this is the "Sutuon." It indeed appears to be
                 a powerful stone, doesn't it?
Lord           : Yes, it does. Excellent work Ayame. Please accept my
                 gratitude!

Ayame's sister : So long as they're all happy, there's no harm done.
Ayame's father : You're right! Plus, the whole family will be secure with the
                 "Sutuon" in our hands.
Everyone       : Wa ha ha ha ha ha!

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Falcon - Endless Adventure
----

Falcon          : So this is the legendary Power Stone; the legendary stone
                  my ancestors spoke of...
Falcon          : At last, I now hold it in my hands!

Falcon          : What?!
Falcon          : No! This can't be!

Falcon's father : Grab hold!
Falcon's father : Hold on!

Falcon          : No! The Power Stone!! It's gone!

Falcon          : I've lost it all because of your lousy piloting!
Falcon's father : What? How dare you! I saved your life!
Falcon          : I swear that stone will be mine again one day!

Narration       : The Power Stone remains buried deep within the ruins of the
                  shrine...
Narration       : But Falcon will return one day and snatch it away like the
                  wind.
Narration       : Like a red whirlwind...

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Galuda - Story of the Brave One
-----

Galuda                   : It is said this stone can make any wish come true.
                           But I already know the best way to use this power.
Galuda                   : Everyone... Wait for me...

Galuda                   : Rise young lady! Awaken to a new hope.
Village Chief's Daughter : Ugh. Ughhh.

Village Chief            : Oh! My daughter has recovered!

Villager                 : The world's mightiest warrior and the chief's
                           daughter!
Villager                 : What a perfect couple!

Narration                : And so Galuda saved his village and was married to
                           village chief's daughter.
Narration                : The legend of the heroic Galuda will be talked
                           about among the people for many generations to
                           come.

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Gunrock - The Great Power Stone!
-----

Gunrock : At last I've found it! Now I can make my dream come true! Ha! Ha!
          Ha! Ha!
Gunrock : Ga ha ha ha ha...

Gunrock : Ga ha ha ha ha...

Gunrock : (thinking to himself) I'm depending on you Power Stone...
Gunrock : OK! Let's see what ya got!

Gunrock : Ga ha ha ha ha! Sorry pal, but it  looks I've won again!
Partner : What?! That's impossible!

Gunrock : Another round for everyone! Drink up! Today is a good day! (to
          himself) With this stone in my hands, I've never have to worry
          about payin' for drinks again.

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Jack - Who is This Guy?
-----

Jack     : So this is the Power Stone. That mysterious stone that grants one
           wish. Well then... my wish is...
Jack     : Hee hee hee hee...

Headline : Jack the Slayer arrested at last!

Woman    : Did you hear? They've finally caught him!
Woman    : I can finally go out at night without worrying!

Jack     : Hee hee hee hee hee...

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Rouge - Do Dreams Come True?
-----

Rouge     : At last I've found it! With the power of this stone I can bring
            happiness to people all over the world!

Narration : Few years later: The World Fair in Paris.
Barker    : Greetings everyone! Come join us!! Enter the Dream House of
            Rouge, the one who brings happiness to everybody!

Rouge     : Make a wish with all your heart and this crystal will make it a
            reality.
Man       : Really?! OK, let me think...
Man       : Mnnnnnnnnnn...

Man       : Wow! It really works! This is fantastic!
Man       : This is even better than the real thing!

Rouge     : Ah, how could you make such a wish? Shame on you!

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Ryoma - The Vast World
-----

Ryoma     : This is what we've all been fighting for?
Ryoma     : I have no need for such things!

Ryoma     : The universe is vast and infinite! My journey has just begun!
Ryoma     : The thought of what adventures may lie ahead is invigorating!
Ryoma     : Ha ha ha ha ha!!

Narration : Amd so Ryoma embarks upon another adventure.
Narration : He is ready to slash his way through any obstacles that lie
            ahead...

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WangTang - Off to Train Again!
-----

WangTang : Could this be the great treasure my Master told me about?
WangTang : Master, I've returned!

Master   : WangTang, what is this!?
WangTang : What do you mean? Isn't this the treasure you needed?
Master   : What!? No, you fool! Go back and look for it again!
WangTang : Y...yes, Master!

Master   : You may not be aware of this WangTang... But you will achieve your
           "true strength" through the trials of your journey.
Master   : For this will be your ultimate reward, and the real treasure that
           I seek. Ha ha ha ha ha...

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Kraken - Revival!
-----

Kraken    : This is it! This is what I've been searching for!
Kraken    : And now to make my wish come true!

Kraken    : Ah... Thomson... King... Welcome back, everyone!

Sailor    : Captain! Pirate ship approaching!
Captain   : What!? Get us out of here! Hurry! It's Kraken!!

Narration : And so dark order was returned to the sea. Order under the name
            of Kraken...

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Valgas - Darkness...
-----

Valgas    : At last... I have the final piece.
Valgas    : Success! And now, ultimate power will be mine!
Valgas    : Hee hee hee hee hee! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Valgas    : Ngh... ngh... Gvwaaaaaahhh!
Valgas    : The power... It's tearing me apart from inside!
Valgas    : Gyaaaahhh!

Narration : Valgas was consumed by his own desires and turned into a monster
            that lived only for destruction.
Narration : Let the dark age begin...

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-------------------------------------
[4.4] High Score
-------------------------------------

If you had any high scores for Power Stone's mini-games and fastest time for
completing the Arcade mode, feel free to sent them to me at
saigoheiki@gmail.com

Please do not attempt to send fake times or scores as time and scores that
seemed too high will be disbelieved.

                   .---------------------------------.
                   | Fastest Time in the Arcade Mode |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| RANK   | BEST TIME  | Sender's Name                                       | 
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| First  |   ???      |    ???                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Second |   ???      |    ???                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Third  |   ???      |    ???                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

                   .---------------------------------.
                   |    Falcon's Aerial Adventure    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| RANK   | BEST SCORE  | Sender's Name                                      | 
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| First  |  7069km     | Clement Chan                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Second |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Third  |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

                   .---------------------------------.
                   |    Ayame's Shuriken Training    |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| RANK   | BEST SCORE  | Sender's Name                                      | 
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| First  |   60        | Eugene Chan                                        |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Second |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Third  |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

                   .---------------------------------.
                   |     Gunrock's Gun Gun Slots     |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| RANK   | BEST SCORE  | Sender's Name                                      | 
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| First  |   30        | Eugene Chan                                        |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Second |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Third  |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

                   .---------------------------------.
                   |          Total Medals           |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| RANK   | BEST SCORE  | Sender's Name                                      | 
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| First  |   2131      | Clement Chan                                       |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Second |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Third  |   ???       |    ???                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

=============================================================================
<5> T h e   M i n i - G a m e s <5>
=============================================================================

This section will basically help you out in the mini-games with all the
explanation on how to play them here.

-------------------------------------
[5.1] Falcon's Aerial Adventure
-------------------------------------

Falcon's Aerial Adventure is just an aeroplane mini-game that requires you to
avoid obstacles such as birds and rocks. Just move the D-pad on your memory
card left, right, up and down to avoid them all. This is possibly the game
that provides the most fun so I'll guide you here.

There are three Power Stones on each stage and successfully in getting the
three of them will allow you to be invinsible for a short while. To know when
you are transforming back, simply look at your aeroplane and notice when it is
blinking. Simple. Also, every 100km that you've passed will earn you a medal.

Below will be the list of stages with the rough location of Power Stones based
on you getting all three Power Stones successfully in each stage. Memorizing
the design of the stages helps too.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 1                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Right, right, right                                             |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 2                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Left, left, right                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 3                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Middle left, middle right, middle left                          |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 4                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Left, right, middle left                                        |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 5                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Left, left, middle                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 6                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Right, left, left                                               |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 7                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Left, right, middle left                                        |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|NAME     | Stage 8                                                         |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|LOCATION | Left, left, middle                                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

And that's the only eight stages that I've gone through, and there are stage
nine and possibly more. If you look at stages 4 and 5, you'll notice that the
location of the Power Stones in stages 7 and 8 are the same so stage 9 may be:
Right, left, left but that's just my theory. If you could simply help out in
the stages beyond, please e-mail to me at saigoheiki@gmail.com and credit will
be given.

-------------------------------------
[5.2] Ayame's Shuriken Training
-------------------------------------

Ayame's Shuriken Training is a shooting mini-game that requires you to shoot
ninjas and whatever objects that are on your way. If you shot three Power
Stones, you will be given a special shuriken that will destroy all objects on
screen so save it when you see two or more objects on the screen. Proper manual
can be found on the mini-game itself.

Controls
-----

D-pad    - To control the target
A button - To shoot with the shuriken
B button - To shoot with the special shuriken

-------------------------------------
[5.3] Gunrock's Gun Gun Slots
-------------------------------------

Gunrock's Gun Gun Slots is like a jackpot where you bet your medals that you
have won. Betting one medal will allow you to only gain money from the
horizontal line. Example is like this:

.--------.
|  |  |  |
|--|--|--|
|  |  |  |
.--------.

Betting two medals will allow you to gain money from all three horizontal
lines:

.--------.
|--|--|--|
|--|--|--|
|--|--|--|
.--------.

And betting three medals will allow you to gain money from all three horizontal
and dioganal lines:

.--------.
|\-|--|-/|
|--|/\|--|
|/-|--|-\|
.--------.

If you had successfully get a row of line, you can go for another turn which
will double your gain but I suggest that you do not enter it and be content
with your earnings. There is one useful tip for playing this game which is
tested and will work 60% all the time.

Tap the A button repeatedly when you had started the jackpot and keep on
tapping the A button in a quick motion until all three reels are stopped.

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<6> T i p s ,   T r i c k s    a n d    S e c r e t s <6>
=============================================================================

This is the section that will provide you nifty tricks for Power Stone, bundled
together with the GameShark codes if you have it.

-------------------------------------
[6.1] Victory Camera
-------------------------------------

If you win a victory in the Versus mode, press the A, B, X and Y buttons that
will zoom in and out of your character and the analog stick and D-pad which can
be used to rotate around your character.

-------------------------------------
[6.2] GameShark Codes
-------------------------------------

If you have the GameShark, you might want to try out these codes. These codes
are at your risk and I am not responsible for any damages that happened while
using these codes below.

.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|ACTION                                | CODES                              |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Player 1 Play as Kraken               | 5DD76E930000000C                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Player 1 Play as Valgas               | 5DD76E9300000009                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Player 1 Play as Final Valgas         | 5DD76E930000000A                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Infinite Health for Player 1          | E8070137000000F0                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Infinite Health for Player 2          | 7E25CAC4000000F0                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|50% Health for Player 1               | E8040137C070503F                   |
|                                      | E807013700000078                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|50% Health for Player 2               | 7E26CAC4C070503F                   |
|                                      | 7E25CAC400000078                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Low Health for Player 1               | E8040137C070503F                   |
|                                      | E807013700000000                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Low Health for Player 2               | 7E26CAC4C070503F                   |
|                                      | 7E25CAC400000000                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Infinite Power Up Energy for Player 1 | 28277AE600000938                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Infinite Power Up Energy for Player 2 | 9A68133100000938                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|50% Power Up Energy for Player 1      | 28247AE6C0704F66                   |
|                                      | 28277AE60000049C                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|50% Power Up Energy for Player 2      | 9A6B1331C0704F66                   |
|                                      | 9A6813310000049C                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|No Power Up Energy for Player 1       | 28277AE600000000                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|No Power Up Energy for Player 2       | 9A68133100000000                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Have All Power Stones for Player 1    | 36813DE400000707                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Have All Power Stones for Player 2    | A543485700000707                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Have No Power Stones for Player 1     | 36813DE400000000                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.
|Have No Power Stones for Player 2     | A543485700000000                   |
.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.

=============================================================================
<7> C r e d i t s <7>
=============================================================================

Clement Chan - saigoheiki@gmail.com
I've been typing this whole Guide for about one week and finally completed it.
The writer and rightful author of this Guide.

Eugene Chan - red_aura@doramail.com
My younger bro. helped me a bit with certain strategy and reminded me about
Ryoma's Lightning Ball (Raijinken) which I had forgotten about.

Capcom - http://www.capcom.com
Thanks to the official website of Capcom for having the Official Describtions
of each character (except for the special ones).

GameShark - http://www.gameshark.com
This website was the one that I used the GameShark codes.

=============================================================================
<8> H i s t o r y <8>
=============================================================================

Version 1.0 - 16th of November 2000
This Guide was finally completed and finished today, after doing it for about a
week.

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Version 1.0a - 24th of November 2000
Added Ryoma's Lightning Ball (Raijinken) that I had forgotten about.