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                       Power Stone 2 Secrets FAQ
                              Secrets FAQ
                               Dreamcast
                              Author: Pop
                    E-Mail Address: SPop6@aol.com
                        Current Version: Final
                        Last Updated: 01/19/06
The latest version of this FAQ can always be found at www.GameFAQs.com.
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1: Introduction
2: Secret Characters
 2a: Pride
 2b: Mel
3: Secret Stages
 3a: Desert Area
 3b: Pharaoh Walker Area
 3c: Chaos Area
 3d: Extra Stage 1
 3e: Extra Stage 2
 3f: Extra Stage 3
4: Secret Move List
5: Other Secrets
6: Conclusion & Credits
7: Version History
8: Copyright Information

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Power Stone 2 is an absolutely wonderful game, and happens to be my 
very favorite 3D fighter. 

Composing this FAQ has been a labor of love. I was having a ton of 
problems finding all the secrets in the game, but after a while I was 
able to discover a good portion of what the game had to offer. Now, 
with new knowledge at hand, I have constructed an FAQ to cover, in-
depth, the many secrets of this fine fighting game.

This FAQ may not/is most likely not perfect. Any submissions are 
welcome whole-heartedly. Please e-mail me at SPop6@aol.com with any 
submissions, concerns or questions and please include the words "Power 
Stone" or "PS" somewhere in the subject line.

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There are two secret characters in Power Stone 2: Mel and Pride. You 
can unlock both of them and they are available to play in all modes. 
(Arcade, Adventure, Original, 1-on-1, and you can dress them up in the 
shop area.)

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Pride by simply beating the Arcade Mode 
with 7 different characters at any difficulty level.

Biography:
Pride is Falcon's father. Pride has some similar attacks to Falcon, but 
MANY differences as well. Like Falcon, Pride has a power fusion that 
shoots out missiles, but unlike Falcon's his are not homing and they do 
a bit more damage. Pride and Falcon both have double jumps, but Pride's 
seems to be a little slower and lower to the ground.

Attributes:

Double Jump: Press the jump button, when you're in the air press the 
attack button. Pride will do a knee attack, this attack is very hard to 
hit, but when you do this attack Pride will jump while he is in the 
air. He doesn't travel that much farther then his single jump travels, 
but this is a great evasion technique.

Power Stone Knock Out: You can knock out your opponent's power stones 
quite easily; one way to do it is to hit them with Pride's Double 
jump/air attack, another way is to jump over your opponent and press 
the strong attack button. (Usually Y, unless you changed the controller 
settings.)

Power Drive: Pride has a very good, damaging power drive. When you're 
in "Super Mode", press your attack button and Pride will shoot a Green 
Tornado out of his hand. The range is decent and the damage is great.

Power Fusions:

Power Fusion 1: Attack + Jump (R Button)
Pride will shoot out 2 rows of missiles. Unlike Falcon they're not 
homing, but he shoots out to barrages of pain. (Unlike his counterpart, 
Falcon.)

Power Fusion 2: Strong Attack + Jump (L Button)
Pride will turn into a tornado and travel into the air. The range of 
attack isn't that great, but if you time it correctly, than the damage 
is very high.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Mel by simply beating the Arcade Mode 
with 8 different characters at any difficulty level.

Biography: Mel is the in-game shop owner; she surprisingly proves to be 
a great fighter with a wide range of attacks. Mel is great in the hands 
of an expert, but other may find her style a bit tough to learn. Mel 
and Julia have similar attacks, but have an equal amount of differences 
as well.

Attributes:

Floating: Mel can soar in the air for a short amount of time; simply 
hold down the jump button and Mel will whip out her umbrella and begin 
to soar. Mel will fall to the ground if you release the jump button.

Triple Jump: In "super mode" Mel can do a triple jump: simply press the 
jump button, and while in the air press it again. Mel will jump again 
while in mid-flight, then when you reach the top of your second jump 
press jump one last time to get Mel's maximum possible airtime.

Power Stone Knock Out: One way to knock out power stones is to jump 
over your opponent and press the strong attack button. (Usually Y, 
unless you changed the controller settings.) Sometimes her air attack 
will knock out power stones as well, but not always.

Power Drive: Mel has a damaging, but horrible reaching power drive. A 
circle of essence cards circles her and they damage any opponent around 
her. I would save her energy for her amazing Money Bag power fusion.

Power Fusions: 

Power Fusion 1: Attack + Jump (R Button)
Mel will shoot out damaging, homing, moneybags from her back. This is 
one of the best power fusions in the game since it can be launched up 
to four times before Mel powers-down.

Power Fusion 2: Strong Attack + Jump (L Button)
Mel will shoot out a 180-degree arc of coins, this isn't the most 
damaging move, but it is a great counter. You can launch this four 
times before Mel is forced to power-down.

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There are six secret stages in the game; they can only be played in 
original mode.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Pharaoh Walker Area by simply beating the 
Arcade Mode with 9 different characters at any difficulty level. (Only 
2 people can play this.)

Description: This is a practice battle against the tough boss. This is 
a great way to practice before a round of arcade.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Chaos Area by simply beating the Arcade 
Mode with 10 different characters at any difficulty level. (Only 2 
people can play this.)

Description: This is a practice battle against the final boss in the 
game. This is a great way to practice before a round of arcade.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Desert Area by simply beating the Arcade 
Mode with 11 different characters at any difficulty level.

Description: This is the Pharaoh Walker's area. There's not much to do 
here except throw cactuses around.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Extra Stage 1 by simply beating the 
Arcade Mode with 12 different characters at any difficulty level. 

Description: This is Mel's shop with a big tree in the middle. This 
stage is very small and it's extremely difficult to dodge certain 
attacks because of this.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Extra Stage 2 by simply beating the 
Arcade Mode with 13 different characters at any difficulty level.

Description: This is a narrow series of beams over, what appears to be, 
London. It very difficult to navigate the narrow beams, but characters 
with floating abilities and double/triple jumps will have little 
trouble forming some nice tactics to use the narrow ledges to their 
advantage.

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How To Unlock: You can unlock Extra Stage 3 by simply beating the 
Arcade Mode with all of the characters at any difficulty level.

Description: This is a floating isle with numerous overhead bridges. 
You can use these bridges to your advantage by jumping off walls.

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Here are a couple of secret moves:

Accel's Guns:
You can fire Accel's guns by swinging off a pole, jumping on a 
character or pressing attack by the wall.

Mel And Julia's Floating Trick:
Mel and Julia can soar in the air for a short amount of time, simply 
hold down the jump button and Mel and Julia will float in the air.

Jack's Evasive Technique: 
You would have already noticed that when Jack moves about he crawls. 
This enables him to dodge some weapons like the gun and many others 
while he is moving. You could experiment to see which he dodges. 
 
Jack's Running Technique: 
Run with Jack until all the bullets run out. After this keep on running 
and Jack will be running in an upright position which is different from 
his normal "dog-like" running style that he's famous for.

Shooting Boxes:
You can make boxes travel across the ground by getting close (but not 
to close to a point where you can pick them up) to them and pressing 
the medium attack button. (Usually B unless you changed it.)

Power Stone Knockers:
You can always knock off someone else's power stone by jumping over 
them and pressing the strong attack button. (Usually Y unless you 
changed it.)

Ayame And Falcon's Double Jump:
You can make Pride and Ayame do a double jump by pressing the jump 
button in the mid-flight.

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Here are some other miscellaneous secrets the game has to offer:

Unlock Extra Options  Beat The Game In Basic Mode
Every time you beat the game in basic mode after the initial unlocking, 
a new option will become available to you. Here you can toggle sound 
effects, turn on aim arrows and better control the game difficulty.

Light Stone  Random Gift At Mel's Shop
Pride gives you the light stone randomly when you enter Mel's shop. The 
longer you play and the more items you have, the better chances you 
have at receiving the light stone.

Extra Health:  
In the Dark Castle area, at the final room with a bell, there will be a 
ghost with a box occasionally walking about. Hit that ghost and it'll 
throw a healing item on the floor. Also, in the tomb area, in the last 
segment, there are 4 jars under the statue's head. You can drink them. 
One of them will give back a lot of health whereas the other 3 make you 
dizzy.
 
Secret Weapon 1: 
In the Dark Castle area, at the final room with a bell, there will be a 
little thing sticking out of the floor in the bottom left of the 
screen. If you punch it then a weapon will appear which can be used to 
shoot little energy projectiles for a short time. This weapon doesn't 
appear in the item book and can't be gained for use in mixes. 
 
Secret Weapon 2: 
In the Dark Castle area, at the final room with a bell, on the left 
wall, there will be some Tridents. Jump and hit them and then they'll 
fall off. They are similar to Deluxe Tridents. This weapon doesn't 
appear in the item book and can't be gained for use in mixes. 
 
Easy Cards In Adventure Mode: 
Whenever you are in Adventure mode you can break boxes to get cards 
inside them. Also in the Blue Sky Area, at the last section, you'll 
notice there's a waterfall and stream to your right. Go in the stream 
and occasionally there will be a row of cards for you to collect. 
 
Easier Pharaoh Walker Fight: 
During the Pharaoh Walker fight go under it and jump underneath it and 
press the action button to cling on to its stomach. Now move to the 
edge and you'll flip on top of it. Hit the guy controlling its tail and 
then press the action button to get in, you can then use its laser to 
deal major damage to the pharaoh walker. Also, try mounting the boss 
when it does its spinning attack if you find that the clinging method 
proves to be a little difficult.

Easier Dr. Erode Fight: 
At the first and third segments of the Dr. Erode fight, where you have 
to fight clay men, you can jump on top of the poles to avoid damage.

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Thanks for reading; if you have any questions, comments, or submissions 
that please e-mail me at SPop6@aol.com. Thanks again.

Pharoah Walker - Jbenttech@AOL.com
For helping me with several strategies, and being an all-around nice 
guy.

CJayC  CJayC@gameFAQs.com
For maintaining the best gaming site on the net and hosting all of my 
work.

Eamon - eamonrulestheworld@gmail.com
Provided tons of strategies and extra additions to the guide. A big 
thanks goes to him for his contribution.

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Version: .1 - 3/10/03
Initial version with most of the secrets in the game documented. I 
decided not to submit this to GameFAQs for some reason.

Version: .2  3/14/05
Found this FAQ sitting on my computer and re-wrote a good chunk of it. 
New "other secrets" section added and did an overhaul on the grammar 
and format. This should be the final version of this FAQ.

Version: Final  1/19/06
A big thanks goes out to Eamon, with whom I was able to add a ton of 
information to the guide. This should be the final version of this FAQ. 

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