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                   Turn off your cellphones, and have fun!!


Cosmic Smash - FAQ and Walkthrough
Version 1.0
By - David Tjalsma  (vormison@yahoo.com)

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*** INDEX ***
A.  The Basics
 I. Gameplay
 II. Controls
 III. Options

B.  Levels
 I. Map
 II. Walkthrough

C.  Tricks
 I. Trick Smashes
 II. Disadvantages
 III. Trick Finishes

D.  Online Ranking

E.  FAQ


*** A.  The Basics ***

I.  The GAMEPLAY of Cosmic Smash is a very simple idea.  You control a see-
through man as you consecitively hit a ball into moving or stationary blocks
until they are all gone.  After all of the blocks are gone you are
automatically sent to the next level, in some cases you must pick which
level you want to go to by using the onscreen map.  There are about 50 maps
with branching paths, but we will get to that later (see "B. Levels").

II.  The CONTROL SCHEME of Cosmic Smash is also very simple:

Analog Stick - Moves your character left and right
A button - Swing
B button - Jump
X button - Jump
Y button - Trick Smash
L and R buttons - N\A

III. OPTIONS

When you load the game, you will come to the title screen in which you will
be able to choose from two options, "Game Start" and "Option".  In the
options menu, you will have the following choices:

Start Time - The amount of time you will start the game with (default = 80)
Bonus Time - The amount of time you will be awarded for finishing a level
within the time limit.
Audio - Stereo or Mono
URL
Controller Setting - You have two controller schemes to choose from, I use
controller setting "B".  But choose whatever you feel comfortable with.

*** B.  LEVELS ***

I.  THE FULL MAP of the game contains 51 levels.  The 51 being a special
room you get to by getting a high ranking.  I don't wanna tell you what
you do in this room, but it is pretty cool.  I believe you get to this
51 room by scoring in the top 20.  But I may be wrong.  Here is a map.
It's not exact, but it will help you out.
       secret room                       *
       *                                /
                *                      *
                |                     /
                *                *---*--*--*
                |               /    |
                *             * -    *
                |           /     \ /
       *--*--*--*----------*   *---*--*--*--*
                |         /   / \ /
                *--*--*--*   *   *--*--*--*
               / \ |      \ /   /           \
              *    *       *   *             *
              |    |        \ / \          /
              *    *         *    *--*--*/
              |    |         |
              *    *         *--*--*--*--*--*--* start
                   |
                   *

II.  Here is a WALKTHROUGH for some of the levels.  Due to the branching paths
of the game, I haven't played all of them, so if you have info on some of
the ones I am missing, email me.

Level 00 (Cosmic Bus 707) - The first level is pretty straight forward, use
some Trick Smashes, but not too many you don't wanna run out of time.
Make sure you finish with one though.

Level 01 (Cosmic Bus 717) - Use 2 Trick Smashes, one through the top blocks
and one through the bottom blocks.

Level 02 (Cosmic Bus 727) - Don't use any Trick Smashes on this one except
for on the final block.  After you hit the first block, more will appear
and so on.  When there are two big tall blocks, one on the right side and
one on the right side, the final block is right after these, so then use
your Trick Smash

Level 03 (Cosmic Bus 737) - Wait for the big clear block to move to the right
before you hit the ball.  When it moves to the right Trick Smash the blocks
on the top

Level 04 (Cosmic Bus 747) - Right when this one starts, press up and Y to do
and Trick Smash, right before you hit the ball tap to the right a couple of
times, and it is possible to get all of these blocks on one Trick Smash, just
keep practicing.

Level 05 (Cosmic Bus 757) - Don't use a Trick Smash, start off the level by
hitting the block right in the middle, then a bunch of balls should start
helping you out.  When there are only a few blocks left, start Trick
Smashing to get the last one.

Level 06 (Cosmic Bus 767) - Wait until the blocks start comming together
before you hit the ball, right when they come together in the middle, Trick
Smash low to get them all.

Level 07 (Cosmic Bus 777) - This is one of the hardest levels for me for
some reason.  Don't use any Trick Smashes except for on the final block.
Right when the level starts, hold to the left on the analog stick and hit
the ball all the way to the left, this will knock the ball behind the blocks
and it will get rid of some of them.  Keep your character in the middle of
the map and when the ball comes back, hit it all the way to the right to
get it behind the blocks again, when there is only one left, Trick Smash.

Level 08 (Guruguru Zoo Cosmic Bus Special) - Don't use any Trick Smashes
except on the final block, this one is real easy.  Just keep using your
normal swing to get rid of all of the blocks, but they move.  Then finish
 with a Trick Smash.

Level 09 (Shuu Gou Assembly Cosmic Bus Special) -

Level 10 (Haribote Veneer Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash all the way to
the right and down a little to get both of these, but don't hit the clear
block.

Level 11 (Hami Gaki Tooth Care Cosmic Bus Special) - Just Trick Smash over
the clear blocks to the right, and you should get quit a few of these, if
you don't get them all, repeat.

Level 12 (Yuki Snow Cosmic Bus Special) - On this one, don't Trick Smash
until you only have one block left, they move so be careful.

Level 13 (Neji Screw Cosmic Bus Special) - Start off with a Trick Smash
all the way up to bank it to the blocks, and repeat.

Level 14 (Mushi Ba Decayed Tooth Cosmic Bus Special) - Hit the blocks
normally until there is only one left, Trick Smash it.  The blocks move.

Level 15 (Yuuyake Komo Red Cloud Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash all
of these, start off with the ones a little to the left, and continue,
but don't miss cause you will waste a lot of time.

Level 16 (Tajuu Triple Sight Cosmic Bus Special) -

Level 17 (Byoubu Double Wiper Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash up past
the clear blocs to get these blocks.

Level 18 (Den Pun Capsule Cosmic Smash Special) - Again, Trick Smash
past the clear blocks to get to the blocks behind.  If you miss some
don't keep Trick Smashing, it wastes time.

Level 19 (Sho Dou Japanese Paper Cosmic Bus Special) - Don't Trick Smash
on this one until you get to the last one, I think there are about 10 or
so blocks, I can't remember.  But, when it gets to the last one, Trick
Smash it.

Level 20 (Megane Eye Glasses Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash up and over
the clear blocks, or wait for them to go under the blocks, then finish off
whats left.  This level is difficult because the clear blocks move in a
very strange movement.

Level 21 (Baberu Babel Cosmic Bus Special) - This level is close to Cosmic
Bus 727, after you hit the first block more will appear, of course finish
with a Trick Smash.

Level 22 (Chidori Goushi Checker Flag Cosmic Bus Special) - Almost the same
as level 21, but the blocks are red.

Level 23 (Monokage Shadow Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash behind the clear
blocks to get rid of the blocks on this stage, finish with Trick Smash.

Level 24 (Himawari Danelion Cosmic Bus Special) - This level starts off with
4 overlying blocks, hit them in the middle, if you miss just finish them.
Four more blocks will appear when you get all of those, there is no need
to Trick Smash until the last 4 blocks appear.  They will be up a little and
to the right on the screen.

Level 25 (Suna Dokei Sandglass Cosmic Bus Special) - Hit the block in the
middle of the screen and balls will help you out, start Trick Smashing when
there are only a couple of blocks left.  This is kinda like Cosmic bus 757.

Level 26 (Gyou Retsu Grand Cross Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash if you
would like behind the clear blocks to get to the yellow ones.  Be careful
because the clear blocks move.

Level 27 (Taki Waterfall Cosmic Bus Special) - Don't let the clear blocks
confuse you, the orange ones that are moving are in front of the clear
blocks.  So, just keep hitting the blocks until there is only one left,
then Trick Smash it.

Level 28 (Aka Tombo Red Dragonfly Cosmic Bus Special) -

Level 29 (Tsuuki Kou Narrow Under Gate Cosmic Bus Special) - This is
extremely hard, just kidding this is the easiest level in the game.  Just
Hold down on the analog stick and hit Y to Trick Smash under the clear
blocks and get to the red one.

Level 30 (Dodai Foundation Cosmic Bus Special) - Don't hit the red blocks
on the left or else the clear blocks will start moving all over the place.
Instead just Trick Smash the red blocks in the back and then finish off
with Trick Smashing the blocks on the left.

Level 31 (Mogura Tataki Mole Cosmic Bus Special) - Just hit the orange
blocks until there is only one left, then Trick Smash it, but look out
for the clear blocks.

Level 32 (Yose Nearer Cosmic Bus Special) -

Level 33 (Taku San Plenty Cosmic Bus Special) - Just keep Trick Smashing
to get through all of the blocks, there are a ton of them, better hope you
have a bunch of time left.

Level 34 (Naname Slant Cosmic Bus Special) - This one is easy, just hit
two of the red blocks and then Trick Smash the last one.  I usually hit
the one on the bottom right then the top left, and then I Trick Smash
the one behind the clear block in the middle.

Level 35 (Kasutera Sponge Cake Cosmic Bus Special) - The orange blocks move
on this level, but nevertheless, it isn't too hard.  So, just hit the
orange blocks, without using your Trick Smash, until there is one left,
then you guessed it, Trick Smash it.

Level 36 (Shin Dou Multi Frequency Cosmic Bus Special) - Pretty straight
forward level with just a lot of blocks, Trick Smash 'em if ya wanta.

Level 37 (Buraun Kan Picture Cosmic Bus Special) - Smash all of the green
blocks.  Trick Smash the last one.

Level 38 (Yurikago Cradle Cosmic Bus Special) - This level looks hard, but
it is really easy.  Just wait for the red blocks to line up the Trick
Smash right down the middle and you should get all of them,if you don't
 just wash rinse repeat.

Level 39 (Mari Hopper Cosmic Bus Special) - Don't Trick Smash, just hit
the yellow blocks until theres one left, Trick Smash it.

Level 40 (Akiko Totem Pole Cosmic Bus Special) - This one can be kinda
hard with all of those clear blocks, but just use your regular swing
to get rid of them until there is one left, then Trick Smash it.

Level 41 (Ringo L Cosmic Bus Special) -  This level looks harder than it
is.  Start off with a Trick Smash through all of the red blocks on the
left, then work your way to the right and Trick Smash the last pink one
on the top right.

Level 42 (Fuji Yama Mountain Cosmic Bus Special) - Start off this level
with a Trick Smash and Trick Smash your way through the whole thing or
else it will take forever, make sure you finish with a Trick Smash too.

Level 43 (Nan Kan Narrow Gate Cosmic Bus Special) - This one is really
easy.  Just Trick Smash all the way to the right and the ball should
bounce around and through the clear ones to reach the red one.  If the
ball should come back, sometimes it does, just repeat.

Level 44 (Kabuto Helmet Cosmic Bus Special) - Similar to a lot of the
other levels with the orange blocks.  Just hit the orange blocks
without using your Trick Smash until there is one left, then Trick Smash
it.  But watch out for those clear blocks.

Level 45 (Omochi Bulge Cosmic Bus Special) - Just hit the yellow blocks
with your normal swing until there is one left, then Trick Smash!

Level 46 (Kidou Drive Line Cosmic Bus Special) - Get rid of the few
blue blocks on the left, then Trick Smask throught the remaining.  This
one isn't too hard.

Level 47 (Tsukushi Field Horsetail Cosmic Bus Special) - Trick Smash all
the way to the right and knock out the orange blocks, then repeat to the
left, it is easier than it looks.  It should only take you a few shots.

Level 48 (Gabyou Pin Cosmic Bus Special) - This one is kinda hard becuase
the blocks are so small, but it shouldn't take you too long.  Just make
sure that you Trick Smash the last small red block.

Level 49 (Me Ippai To The Full Cosmic Bus Special) - Ummm, a lot of blue
blocks, just Trick Smash through all of them.  Takes a while, so be
patient.

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**Level 50 (Monban Keeper Cosmic Bus Extra)** - This is a really cool
level, I wish there was more than one of them.  There is a guy you have
to get the ball past to get rid of the two blocks on opposite sides
of the room.  What you do is knock the ball all the way to one side,
he will hit it back and you Trick Smash the block on the other side
of the level as him.  Repeat this, if you have a little time, it won't
be too hard for you.

*** C.  TRICKS ***

I.  TRICK SMASHES are very important for the following reasons:

     1.  You can knock through as many blocks as you want.
     2.  If you finish a level with a Trick Smash you get a bonus.
     3.  It is faster than a regular hit
     4.  If you finish EVERY level in the game with a Trick Smash
         you get a 10,000,000 bonus.

To perform a Trick Smash you just press down the Y button.  But if
you press the analog stick in different directions while you press
the Y button, you can do many different Trick Smashes such as:
backflips, you can jump off the wall and do Trick Smashes and you
can do between the leg Trick Smashes.  Just experiment with the
different combinations you can do.

II.  DISADVANTAGES of over using the Trick Smash are as follows:

     1.  It takes longer to recover from a Trick Smash
     2.  The amount of time left decreases 4 times as fast during
         a trick smash

Yes, that is true, watch the counter on the ground when you are
doing a Trick Smash, it speeds up 4 times faster, so don't over
use the Trick Smash.

III.  TRICK FINISHES are also very important.

To do a Trick Finish, you just finish the level by knocking out the
last block with a Trick Shot.  Sounds easier than it is.  By
finishing every level with a Trick Shot you will get a huge bonus
at the end of the game.

*** ONLINE RANKING ***

When you get good enough at Cosmic Smash, you will be given a password
at the end of your game.  With this password, you can go to
www.cosmicsmash.com and enter the online rankings page.  It is very
cool.  You can see what routes the top 200 people took and see there
score and everything.  I am think I am ranked like 40th right now.  But
I will get better, haha.

Well,  GO PLAY COSMIC SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*** FAQ ***

I.  Coming Soon.