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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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me add or you have some information about game updates for this game
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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