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                         T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S 
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     |__| 01. Legal Disclaimer                                    |__| (LEGAL) |__|
     |__| 02. Controls                                            |__| (CONTR) |__|
     |__| 03. Game Basics                                         |__| (BASIC) |__|
     |__| 04. Items                                               |__| (ITEMS) |__|
     |__| 05. Walkthrough                                         |__| (WALKT) |__|
     |__| 06. Credits                                             |__| (CREDS) |__|
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     | |- : - : -| |  01. Legal Disclaimer                      | |- : - : -| |
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    This file is intended for personal use. It may be reproduced, but only for
    personal use (i.e. printing it for a friend.) However, it may not be 
    published on any website, magazine, or other production -- whether commercial
    or free -- without permission, which may be obtained by e-mailing me at
    GermanDragon[at]gmail[dot]com. As of now, the only sites that have this
    permission are as follows:
    
    [ ] www.IGN.com
    [ ] www.NeoSeeker.com
    [ ] www.TheGenie.Net
    [ ] www.EvermoreForums.com
    [ ] www.GamerHelp.com 
    [ ] www.SuperCheats.com
    [ ] www.CheatPlanet.com
    [ ] www.CheatHappens.com
    
    Copyright (c)2005 Chris Quigley
    
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     | |- : - : -| |  02. Controls                              | |- : - : -| |
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                           |       |First Screen  |       |
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                           |__L_\____________________/_R__|
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                           | |PW|   ______________ |SL|ST||
                           |     |Touch Screen  |   |
                           | _||_ |              |   X   |
                           ||_   _||              | Y   A |
                           |  |_|  |              |   B   |
                           |       |______________|       |
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    [A]      Place Bomb (Grabs bombs if Power Glove is activated)
    [B]      Bomb Punch/Detonate Remote Bomb (When they're activated)
    [Y]      Shield/Bomb Punch/Line Bomb (When they're activated)
    [X]      Line Bomb (When line bomb is activated)
    [L]      Stops a kicked bomb (When bomb kick is activated)
    [R]      No effect
    [D-Pad]  Move
    [START]  Pause
    [SELECT] No effect
    
    Touch Screen: On the touch screen, there are variou icons. First off, you
    have the three icons in the upper-left corner; These show you how many
    skates, fire, and bomb icons you are holding. To the right of that, are a
    few other icons. These will hold hearts, and other power ups such as the
    bomb kick and line bomb. Below that you have three large icons with
    pictures of owerups on them, and a number showing how many of each you
    have. Tapping the icon will use one, if you have one or more; You can
    scroll through them by tapping the arrows on the left and right. In the
    lower-right corner, the last icon you picked up will be shown, so that you
    can quickly use it.
    
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     | |- : - : -| |  03. Game Basics                           | |- : - : -| |
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    The basic premise of Bomberman, is that you go through randomly generated
    levels, killing all of the enemies to unlock a door, then destroying soft
    blocks to find this door, all within a select time limit. You'll do this
    by placing bombs. However, these bombs can hurt you too, and that's what
    causes you to have to use strategy. Bombs send flames in the four cardinal
    directions (North, South, East, West) when they explode. How far they go
    depends on how many fire icons you have. It's not hard to understand, but
    for the sake of putting that information over completely, there are some
    diagrams below.
    
    3 Fire Icons                  2 Fire Icons               1 Fire Icon 
    -----------                   ------------               -----------
        x                               x                         x
        x                               x                        xox
        x                             xxoxx                       x
     xxxoxxx                            x
        x                               x
        x
        x
    
    Now, along the way you'll find lots of other items; Skates which make you
    go faster, remote control bombs to allow you to safely ignite bombs from 
    a distance, and hearts, to save your skin if you screw up once. You'll be
    able to collect these and stock them in your inventory, which you can
    scroll through on the touch screen. When you tap them you'll use the item
    and gain its special affect. Note though, that most items only last for
    one level, and then disappear.
    
    As for how single player works, you'll first play five randomly generated
    levels. Then, you'll go to a bonus round, where you attempt to blow apart
    some enemies. In this round, you'll be invincible, so don't worry about
    dying. If you can defeat them all, you'll win some items. After that, it
    is another 4 randomly generated stages, followed by a boss battle. Each
    boss battle is unique, but this FAQ contains strategies for defeating them.
    
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     | |- : - : -| |  04. Items                                 | |- : - : -| |
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     Regular Items
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    |        Item       |                       Effect                         |
    |-------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
    | Bomb Up           | Increases by 1, the number of bombs you can place.   |
    | Speed Up          | Inscreases your movement speed by 1.                 |
    | Fire Up           | Increases the firepower of bombs by 1.               |
    | Full Fire         | Sets the firepower to the highest level.             |
    | Remote Bomb       | Lets you use B button to detonate bombs you place.   |
    | Pass-Through Bomb | Lets the flames of your bomb penetrate soft blocks.  |
    | Power Bomb        | Firepower of the first bomb is maximized.            |
    | Land Mine Bomb    | First bomb becomes a land mine that hides in ground. |
    | Dangerous Bomb    | The flames of the first bomb will expand in a square.|
    | Bomb Kick         | You can kick the bomb and stop it with the X button. |
    | Bomb Punch        | You can blow away the bomb in front of you with Y.   |
    | Line Bomb         | You can set up sll the bombs at once using Y.        |
    | Power Glove       | Lets you use the A button to grab and throw bombs.   |
    | Shield            | Using the Y button it lets you shield yourself.      |
    | Glasses           | Lets you know the location of the exit and items.    |
    | Metawall          | Lets you walk through soft blocks.                   |
    | Metabomb          | Lets you walk through a bomb.                        |
    | Invincible!       | Makes you invincible against flames and enemies.     |
    | Fire Suit         | Makes you invincible against flames.                 |
    | Heart             | Lets you avoid one mistake.                          |
    | Clock             | Lets you extend time limit of the stage by 1 minute. |
    | 1 Up              | If you get this it ups Bomberman's life by 1.        |
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     Battle Mode Only
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    |        Item       |                       Effect                         |
    |-------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
    | Bomb Down         | Decreases the number of bombs you can place by 1.    |
    | Speed Down        | Decreases your movement speed by 1 level.            |
    | Fire Down         | Drecreases the firepower of bombs by 1.              |
    | Skull             | Causes a state of illness when touched.              |
    | Rubber Bomb       | Makes the bombs bounce when punched or kicked.       |
    | Question Mark     | Randomly picks and takes function of another item.   |
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     | |- : - : -| |  05. Walkthrough                           | |- : - : -| |
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    | Stage 1 - Bomber Base |
    |-----------------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 3:00
    Level 6 - 3:30
    Level 7 - 3:30
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 4:00
    
    Boss: You'll be facing a floating collection of scrap metal. At first,
    he'll shed pieces of metal, causing spike enemies to form on the ground.
    Bomb them, and he'll create some more. After destroying the first four,
    the giant heap will land, create two more enemies, then form into a 
    robotic flower. Destroy the last two spike enemies first, then head
    behind where the large flower is. It will only be able to attack by
    shooting metal objects straight ahead, so systematically destroy it by
    bombing it from the sides, then retreating behind it.
    
    |-----------------|
    | Stage 2 - Ruins |
    |-----------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 1:30
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 2:00
    
    Boss: You'll start out on the bottom screen, where there are some hand
    enemies blocked off from you. Blast through the soft blocks to reach
    them, and blow them all apart. Then, walk to the top screen. There, a
    giant stone face will form, with three orbs on it; One to the left, one
    on the right, and one in the center. They will switch colors, so that
    there is always one red one at a time. When you see the red one, bomb
    it to deal damage to the head. Now throughout this fight, hand enemies
    will be spawning, and moving around, so be careful. However, note that
    the only way the head itself can do damage, is if you run into it.
    
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    | Stage 3 - Ship |
    |----------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 2:00
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 1:00
    
    Boss: This is a simple battle; No enemies or tricks. You'll be fighting a crab
    on both screens. He'll start out with a shell, and will spit bubbles, and
    try to charge at you if you're in front of him. In this form, if you place a
    bomb in front of him -- and on a side note, bombs' firepower will decrease to
    one, if they are hit with a bubble -- he'll scoop it up with his claw and
    disarm it. So, sneak up on him from the back or the sides, and attack him.
    After a little while, you'll blow apart his shell. When this happens he loses
    the dash and claw attacks, so you'll be able to attack him from all sides.
    However, he'll be faster and will spit out twice as many bubbles. Keep bombing
    him, and he'll die off.
    
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    | Stage 4 - Desert |
    |------------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 2:00
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 2:30
    
    Boss: You'll be facing two cacti dressed in sumbreros. And although the
    fight starts on both screens, the bottom one will quickly be flooded with
    blocks, so if you want to live, move to the top screen. Now, the screen
    will be chaotic if you leave them both there; With the fat one sending
    music notes, and using his sombrero as a boomerang, whil the tall one
    sends his hat down like a needle at you. Focus on one at a time -- It  should
    only take three or four hits -- then proceed with caution to take out the
    remaining one. He'll leave his hat on the ground, but don't worry about it,
    as it isn't dangerous.
    
    |--------------------|
    | Stage 5 - Cemetary |
    |--------------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 2:00
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 2:00
    
    Boss: The two screens will be seperated by a wall, and a Vampire will be
    on the top screen. Four ruins will then appear on the bottom screen, where
    you are. Step on one to go to the top screen, then bomb the Vampire. He'll
    seperate into bats, and fly to the bottom screen. Soon, more ruins will
    appear. Step on one to go to the bottom screen, bomb him, and repeat. Be
    sure to bomb him as quickly as possible though, because if you don't he'll
    summon some ghosts who will fly and transport around, making things much
    more difficult for you. Also, be careful of the crystals he'll occasionally
    shoot out. After a while of boming, he'll give up, and just fly away.
    
    |------------------|
    | Stage 6 - Forest |
    |------------------|
    
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 1:30
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 2:00
    
    Boss: Here, you'll be facing a giant flower. It'll start, flying in the
    air covered in leaves. Simply stay on the bottom screen, and wait for the
    leaves to fall off, and form flowers of their own. Then, bomb them. Bomb
    three waves of them, to cause the giant flower to land, and begin walking
    around on the top screen. You can bomb it until it dies, but you'll have 
    to attack from the back or the sides. Also, make sure to watch out for the
    the petals it tosses. It can toss them in groups straight ahead, or send
    four of them hurdling in a circle around the area. Stay behind it whenever
    possible, as the groups that are sent forward won't be able to hit you.
    
    |--------------------|
    | Stage 7 - Mountain |
    |--------------------|
    
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 1:30
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 3:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 2:00
    
    Boss: Start, by bombing the soft block, and hands on the touch screen.
    When you finish them off, the doors leading to the top screen will open.
    You'll then be facing a giant face made of ice, with three orbs on it;
    One to the right, one to the left, and one on the bottom. This face 
    won't move, but the hands moving all around the area will, and they all
    shoot energy balls; This boss is a gift from satan himself, but if you
    stick in there, you should be able to win. Using remote bombs makes it
    a whole lot easier, though.
    
    |-------------------|
    | Stage 8 - Volcano |
    |-------------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 1:30
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 2:00
    
    Boss: You'll be facing a giant crab, that will start on the top
    screen, spitting bubbles. At any given moment, it will be able to
    dart forward or backward, so try to stay to the side of it. It will
    spit bubbles that will slightly home in on you, so avoid those, as 
    you try and place bombs in lines either in front of it, behind it,
    or to the side of it. He'll be able to disarm one at a time with
    his claws, but he can't very well do that against 4 or 5 at a time!
    After a while of being bombed, the crab's shell will split, 
    revealing a small blue creature. This version no longer has the
    bomb-disarming abilities, or the darting abilities, and it's bubble
    blasts have also been dulled down; They go in nine directions, but
    won't home in on you. Keep bombing him to finish the job.
    
    |------------------|
    | Stage 9 - Castle |
    |------------------|
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 1:30
    Level 6 - 3:00
    Level 7 - 3:00
    Level 8 - 3:00
    Level 9 - 2:00
    
    Boss: You'll be facing a female Vampire in this stage. She'll start on
    the top screen, flying around, summoning ghosts, and spitting out bats
    that will fly towards you. You, on the other hand, will start on the
    bottom screen, where there will be four runes on the ground. Step on
    one to be brought to the top screen. Then, try to bomb the vampire --
    Before she summons ghosts if you can, because they will become a huge
    burden if you don't. Once you hit her, she'll fly to the second screen,
    and create four more runes. Step on one to pursue her. Then, keep bombing
    her until she gives up and flies away.
    
    |----------------------------|
    | Stage 10 - Crystal Palace  |
    |----------------------------|
    
    
    Level 1 - 3:00
    Level 2 - 3:00
    Level 3 - 3:00
    Level 4 - 3:00
    Level 5 - 1:30
    Level 6 - 4:00
    Level 7 - 4:00
    Level 8 - 4:00
    Level 9 - 4:00
    
    Boss: You'll be facing a giant robot that starts on the top screen. Some
    runes will appear on the ground, so that you can reach him. Do so, and
    then bomb him; Watch out for the missiles he can shoot upwards, and his
    fists, which he'll fire like rockets at you. Every time you hit him, he
    will move to the other screen, and create some runes for you to step on.
    After a while, his legs will fall off, and he'll begin floating. In this
    form, be even more wary of his hands, as they will shoot lasers at you.
    Don't stand next to them in the direction they are pointing. In this form,
    he'll also be able to shoot a huge laser out of the bottom of his body;
    So when he begins glowing, step to the left or the right. After more
    continuous bombings, he'll go down.
    
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     | |- : - : -| |  06. Credits                               | |- : - : -| |
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    Chris Quigley - Author of this document.
    Instructions  - Item list taken from the instruction manual.