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    Thanks to D Pesani for the cool ASCII art.  If you have better please
    send it to me via e-mail.
    For the Nintendo DS
    A Bomberman DS battle mode FAQ
    (c) 2005 Kevin (Beverage) McVey
    Written by Beverage
    V: 1.0
    
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    (LEGAL INFO                                                          )
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    This FAQ was written by Kevin (Beverage) McVey.  This FAQ is to only
    be used on gamefaqs.com, honestgamers.com and supercheats.com  It is 
    copyrighted so if you must use it somewhere ask me first.
    
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    (E-MAIL INFO                                                         )
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    If you have a question, know something missing you would like to have
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    (Version History                                                     )
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    V .5 finished up to rule settings
    V 1.0 finished all of FAQ, sending to gamefaqs hope they take it!
    V 1.01 new ASCII art thanks to D Pesani
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    (CONTENTS                                                            )
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    press ctrl + f and insert capital letters by the section name to jump
    to a section
    
    1) Intro ..............................................QWER
    2) Controlls ..........................................QWET
    3) Power-ups ..........................................QWEY
    4) Battle set-up ......................................QWEU
     4a) Character select .................................QWEI
     4b) Team select ......................................QWEO
     4c) Stage select .....................................QWEP
     4d) Handicap .........................................QWEA
     4e) Rule settings ....................................QWES
      4e1) Set ............................................QWED
      4e2) Time ...........................................QWEF
      4e3) Tiebreak .......................................QWEG
      4e4) Slots ..........................................QWEH
      4e5) Revenge ........................................QWEJ
      4e6) Position .......................................QWEK
      4e7) Skull ..........................................QWEL
     4f) Rule check .......................................QWEZ
    5) Start playing ......................................QWEX
    6) After the match ....................................QWEC
    7) Game over? .........................................QWEV
    8) Credits ............................................QWEB
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    (1 INTRO                                                         QWER)
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    Bomberman DS is one of the best multiplayer games it there.  Its
    battle mode can let you play with up to 8 people at once using a
    single game pack!  Or you can play by yourself with up to 7 other
    computers!  Or you can mix and match and play with your friends and
    fun AI computer players.  If the battle mode wasn't so fun, would I
    write this?
    
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    (2 CONTROLLS                                                     QWET)
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    BATTLE MODE CONTROLLS:
    
    A Button: Select shoice in menus, drop bombs, pick up and throw bombs
    with power glove
    
    B Button: Cancel a choice, detonate remote controll bombs
    
    X Button: Stop a kicked bomb from rolling
    
    Y Button: Bomb punch, shield, and line bomb powerups
    
    L Button: Stop a kicked bomb from rolling
    
    R Button: Display player names (while in game)
    
    D-pad: menu selection (with B and A) move bomberman
    
    Microphone: Use powerups in microphone type battles
    
    Start: Pause
    
    Select: Toggle arrow over your character on/off
    
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    (3 POWER-UPS                                                     QWEY)
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    Bomb-up: Allows you to drop 1 more bomb than you usually could (MAX: 8)
    
    Fire-up: Makes your bombs explode with a bigger explosion thus making
    it easier to kill enemies (MAX: 8)
    
    Full Fire: Makes your bombs explode at maximum range
    
    Speed-Up: Makes you a bit faster than you used to be (MAX: 8)
    
    Remote Controll: Allows you to drop bombs and detonate them with the
    B button
    
    Pass Through Bomb: Makes explosions go through soft walls without
    stopping (best with full fire)
    
    Power Bomb: Basicly a full fire bomb but only on the first bomb you
    drop, the next bomb you drop is normal
    
    Land Mine: Explodes when a person or an explosion goes over it
    
    Dangerous Bomb: Explodes in a square making it hard to get away from
    
    *SECRET* Red Dangerous Bomb: When you have a rubber bomb power-up and
    bomb kick, kick the rubber bomb at the wall.  As it comes back to you
    kick another rubber bomb at the first one.  They will collide and
    form a red dangerous bomb.  This bomb explodes in a 5 X 5 square.
    
    Rubber Bomb: Bomb forms into a rubber water drop looking thing and
    bounces when punched or kicked
    
    Bomb Kick:  Lets you kick bombs when you run up to them
    
    Bomb Punch: Lets you punch bomb with the Y button when you are standing
    next to a bomb
    
    Line Bomb: Lets you place all of the bombs you can in a row by pressing
    the Y button
    
    Power Glove: Lets you pick up a bomb laying on the ground with the A
    button
    
    Shield: Lets you put up a shield to block explosions with the Y button
    
    Random: Gives you a random powerup, what it is, it's a mystery
    
    *The following items you DO NOT want to get*
    
    Fire Down: Decreases your explosions by 1
    
    Bomb Down: Decreases the number of bombs you can place by 1
    
    Speed down: Decreases speed by 1
    
    Skull: gives you a disease that can be...
    Bombs placed as much as you possibly can
    Speed all the way down to the speed of a slug
    0 bomb placement
    Freeze ever here and there
    *NOTE* The skull power-up cannot be destroyed, if you try to destroy
    it with a bomb it will just bounce off to some other place. Also: It
    can be passed off to someone else.  If you run into someone while you
    have the skull powerup, they take it's effect too.
    
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    (4 Battle Setup                                                  QWEU)
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    You will enter a screen that says download.  if you are playing with a
    friend, have them go to DS download play in the main menu of the DS
    system.  Their DS will search for available software to download and
    then a bomberman icon will appear on their touch screen.  They press it
    and then you send them all of the data, after a while you will see
    their name under yours on this screen.  Once you have everyone that is
    playing (that could just be you playing alone we add computers later)
    press the start icon on the touch screen.  If you are battling alone
    with computers it will ask if you are playing alone.  If so, press A.
    
    
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    (4a CHARACTER SELECT                                             QWEI)
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    Now you will see on your top screen your name (if you are playing with
    a friend their name will be there too) On the bottom screen you will
    see many multi colored bomb icons.  If you want to add a computer press
    one of the icons and a computer player will be there.  It starts out
    at normal AI.  If you press the same icon again, it will be hard AI, 
    press it one more time and it will be easy AI.  Do this with as many
    of the icons as you want computer players. Each time you add a
    computer player, their name will go on the top screen along with yours
    and whoever else is playing with you.
    
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    (4b Teams                                                        QWEO)
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    Once all of the players you want to play with are set up (their names
    are on the top screen) You can press the "TEAM" icon to set up teams.
    
    If you pressed the "TEAM" icon on your top screen will be the players
    colors and what team they are currently on.  To change player's teams,
    touch and hold your stylus on the character you want to change the team
    of.  If you still have your sylus on that character, drag it's head 
    over to the color team you want it to be on.  Once you are done press 
    the big "OK" icon.
    
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    (4c Stage Select                                                 QWEP)
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    There are tons of stages and it looks like I have to explain them all
    to you.  So if you need help picking stage you've come to the right
    place!
    
    Normal: It's just a normal Bomberman DS stage, no gimmick, noting
    special about this one.
    
    Classic: One of my favorites you only get bomb ups, speed ups, fire
    ups, and kick bombs.  Total classic bomberman action!
    
    Voice Detonate:  Use the microphone to detonate your bombs!
    
    Voice Bombs:  Use the microphone to lay bombs!
    
    Voice Shield: Use the microphone to shield yourself!
    
    Shield: You start with an infinate shield to help keep you from dying
    
    Skull: A level filled with lots of skull power-ups
    
    Mystery items: All items are random powerups
    
    Speedy:  Everyone starts with maximum speed
    
    Tunnels:  Level is filled with tunnels to hide items, bombs, and
    players in
    
    Unipass:  Only one tunnel separates the top and bottom play screens
    are you courageous enough to go through the tunnel?
    
    Tripass: Same as unipass but with 3 tunnels
    
    Conveyor belt:  The stage is filled with conveyor belts!
    
    Trapdoors:  The stage is filled with trapdoors to transfer you from
    top to bottom screens or vice versa
    
    Kick-kick:  The stage is filled with arrow traps to move kicked bombs
    in other directions
    
    See-saw:  The level is filled with see saws to bounce people into
    oblivion!
    
    Full power:  Everyone starts with full fire
    
    Lotsa items:  In the center of each screen is a huge group of items and
    power-ups for you to snag!
    
    Mini-mini:  Everyone battles on the top screen
    
    Inferno:  No undestroyable blocks to keep you safe in this one!
    
    Spikes:  Watch out for the spike traps in the floor!
    
    Crown battle:  Race to get to the crown to win
    
    Full power crown:  An exciting twist on crown battle where you start
    with full fire!
    
    Merry go crown:  A crown stage with the crown moving along a conveyor
    belt
    
    Blocks:  Whoever gets the most blocks to change to their flame color
    wins!
    
    Kick blocks:  Blocks mode with kick bomb traps
    
    Zombie:  Blocks mode except if you die, you come back!
    
    Bom-bom:  Bomb traps shoot bombs all over the stage! Watch out!
    
    Barom:  Barom walk around the stage to make it easier to die.
    
    Random:  Game picks a random stage.
    
    There also is an icon that says "HANDI" if you want to set a handicap,
    press it
    
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    (4d HANDICAPS                                                    QWEA)
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    On your top screen in this menu you will see all of the poeple playing
    on the bottom, you will see all of the powerups and characters.  To
    set a handicap, press the character you would like to give a handicap
    to.  Then press the item you would like to give to that character to
    start out with.  Once you press the item it will appear on the top
    screen by the character you assigned it to.  Once the little bar next
    to the character is full with items, you can't handicap any more for
    that person.  By pressing "DELETE" you delete the last handicap item
    you assigned to the character selected.  By pressing "CLEAR" you 
    delete all of the handicap items ou gave to the specific character.
    once you are done setting these options press ok.
    
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    (4e Rule settings                                                QWES)
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    There are many rules to set in bomberman battle mode, and they all have
    different effects on the gameplay.
    
    On this screen you will see the rule settings on your top screen.  On
    your bottom screen there are icons saying "SET" "TIME" "TIEBREAK"
    "SLOTS" "REVENGE" "POSITION" "SKULL" and "OK"  I will explain each of
    these over the next few sections.
    
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    (4e1 Set                                                         QWED)
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    "SET" is the number of wins you need to win the game.  It can be
    changed 1-9 but be sure you are playing a level you like!  The time it
    takes to complete the game depends on the number of sets you choose.  I
    normally pick 3 because it's an average length game, but if you want
    a long game make it like 7.  Every time you push the "SET" icon,
    another game is added to the number of wins you need.
    
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    (4e2 Time                                                        QWEF)
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    "Time" is the amount of time you use in each game (no duh!) press this
    icon and a minute will be added to the amount of time for each game. 
    (1-9) Also if you notice, each time you press one of the bottom screen
    icons, the rules you see on the top screen change.
    
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    (4e3 Tiebreak                                                    QWEG)
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    "TIEBREAK" goes hand in hand with "TIME" All you do with this is
    toggle it on and off.  Once you have about 45 seconds or so on the
    clock, the tie breaker starts.  The stage starts filling with hard
    blocks.  If you are in the way of these, you are toast!  If you have
    "TIEBREAK" off, nothing will happen and you just play the game
    normally.
    
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    (4e4 Slots                                                       QWEH)
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    "SLOTS" is an item slot machine that you use before each game (if
    turned on)  You press the A button once and the slot is over.  You will
    get powerups and items according to how your luck was doing.  If you 
    are very lucky, you might get a large barrage of helpful items. Good 
    Luck!
    
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    (4e5 Revenge                                                     QWEJ)
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    "REVENGE" is my favorite part of the game.  You can set it to off, on,
    or super.  "REVENGE" allows you to get your revenge on those you killed
    you in the game.
    
    To use revenge, press the revenge icon on the bottom screen.  Look at
    the top screen to see how revenge is set up.  OFF means no revenge
    mode.
    
    ON means that revenge mode is on.  Once you die, you will see yourself
    at the bottom of the bottom screen.  Press the directional buttons on
    the D-pad to move left and right.  Press and move your sylus up the
    touch screen in a "flick" motion to throw a revenge bomb to kill an
    enemy still in the game.  If you make lots of noise in the microphone,
    your revenge bombs become dangerous bombs which explode in a square.
    
    SUPER is just like ON.  Except when you kill someone, you come back in
    their place.
    
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    (4e6 Position                                                    QWEK)
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    "POSITION" can be "Fixed" or "Random"  Position is where you start off.
    If it is Fixed, you will always appear in the same spot for each game,
    if it is random, you will appear in a random spot each game.  What to
    pick depends on what you like.
    
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    (4e7 Skull                                                       QWEL)
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    "SKULL" can be on or off.  If it is on, then there will be skull items
    in the level (see the items section for more info on skulls) if it is
    off, there will be no skulls.
    
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    (4f Rules Check                                                  QWEZ)
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    On your top screen you will see all of the people playing.  On the
    bottom screen you will see the rules you set up and the stage you are
    playing.  If these are what you want press A if not press B and you
    will go back to the rule selection.
    
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    (5 Start playing                                                 QWEX)
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    Ready... Set... GO!  The game starts and on the top and bottom screens
    you see the people playing and how many trophies they have.  Also you
    see the game going on on the top and bottom screens.  The tunnels at
    the bottom of the top screen and top of the touch screen are your ways
    from one side of the game to the other.  Destroy everyone and you win!
    GOOD LUCK!
    
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    (6 After the match...                                            QWEC)
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    After the match you will see all of the characters.  Next to them is
    a bar that has a trophy in it if you won the game.  Whoever gets the
    same amount of trophies as the number of sets you set up in the rules,
    wins the game.  At the far right of the character's trophy bar is the
    number pf kills you got in all.  This is just for fun but is there
    anyway.
    
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    (7 Game Over?                                                    QWEV)
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    Once you big set of matches is over, you will see the bomberman
    characters on stands for 1st 2nd and 3rd.  You can press the "RETRY"
    icon and play with the same settings again, or "QUIT" and go to the
    main menu.
    
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    (8 Credits                                                       QWEB)
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    Writing: me
    proofreading: me
    ASCII art: D Pesani
    
    (c)2005 Kevin (Beverage) McVey
    All Rights Reserved