Ping Pals FAQ
Version 1.2

Copyright Alex Schwagle 2004

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1) Table of Contents
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1) Table of Contents
2) Introduction
3) Version History
4) Basics
5) Minigames
 A. Top 10 (single player)
 B. Hi-Lo (single player)
 C. Solo Chat (single player)
 D. Doodle (multiplayer)
 E. Hot Potato (multiplayer)
6) Money Words
7) Items
8) Credits
9) Legal Crap

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2) Introduction
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   This is my FAQ for Ping Pals, the chatroom/game for the Nintendo 
DS. It will cover everything from Minigame walkthroughs, to Money 
Words, and even a complete (eventually) list of items, prices, and 
descriptions. If you have something to submit, e-mail at 
ElCid828@AOL.com with "Ping Pals FAQ" as the subject.


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3) Version History
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Version 1.0
-Submitted FAQ to GameFAQs

Version 1.1
-Slightly revamped Items list
-Added more items
-Added some Money Words
-Added Money Words explanation
-Added "My Avatars"
-Submitted FAQ to Cheat Code Central

Version 1.2
-Added lots of Money Words
-Added first Top 10 List
-Added more items
-Added descriptions for Doodle and Hot Potato
-Updated DS diagram

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4) Basics
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    Volume                             Headphone
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1) Microphone
-The DS microphone is embedded in here.
2) Charging Indicator
-If a light appearsd here, it means the battery for your DS is 
charging.
3) Power Indicator
-A green light means your DS has a good amount of power.
-An orange
 light means your DS is getting low on power. Charge
it as quickly as possible.


-Most of the game is controlled by the Touch Screen, so I won't
list the controls. This is just for reference.

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After Logging In, the top screen will turn into the Chat Room, where
all your messages appear. It also tell you your Coin count and shows 
your current avatar. Right now it tells you the date, time and signal
strength (in the lower left corner). The bottom screen will have 12 
blue boxes and a girl's face with "Tips" above it. If you're new, it's
helpful to look at these. Click on one of the boxes, and it will light
up. Click on "Create" in the lower right corner, and you will be 
transported to a chat room. Now the bottom screen shows a keyboard, 
a box (different designs are avilable for in-game purchase, but it's 
gray by default), 4 buttons (T, a pencil, a crossword-looking thing, 
and a camera) and 4 diagonal arrows in the corners.

THE BUTTONS
-The capital letter "T" is used for typing. Any letter you click on will
appear in the box.
-The pencil is used for drawing in the box. If you click on it after typing
something, the message you typed will be stored and will reappear after 
clicking on the "T" again. Likewise, anything you draw will be stored if 
you click on the "T". If you click on the pencil after selecting it, it 
will turn into an eraser, which allows you to erase anything you have 
drawn. Clicking the eraser will turn it back to a pencil.
-The crossword thing will present you with 6 ways to earn coins, which are 
used to buy new things in the shop: 5 minigames and the credits. Every time
you watch the credits after watching it for the first time will get you 50 
coins. The minigames will be explained later.
-The camera will take a picture of the chat box, and you can view it at any 
time. You can store up to 3 of these screenshots.

THE DIAGONAL ARROWS
-The upper left (blue) arrow will take you to the shop, which allows you to
buy not only things to customize your avatar, but also new paper designs, 
sound effects, and background music.
-The upper right (orange) arrow will take you to the customization screen.
Here you can customize your avatar with the items you have bought, as well
as equip your sound effects, paper, and background music. You have 2 seperate
avatars (a boy and a girl), both of which can be equipped with different 
items. Some items are girl-only, some are boy-only, and some are both. You can
also put items you no longer want up for sale. If a friend connects with you,
they will be able to buy that item for the normal price.
-The lower right (green) arrow will take you to the options menu. This menu 
lets you choose your text color (14 colors), as well as turn on/off the sound 
effects, music, and backlight. There is also an option to clear all the data 
from your game, and basically start a new file. You can also view your 3 
screenshots (if any) here.
-The lower left (red) arrow will prompt you to save any gameplay you have done,
as well as take you back to the chat room selection screen. This is the only 
way to save the game, so make sure you do it before turning your game off.

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5) Minigames
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|A. Top 10| (single player)
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*Top 10 presents you with a random category, and you will have
to guess 10 answers from that category. You get coins based on each
answer, as well as extra coins for guessing all the answers.

Category: "Our Solar System"
Answers
1. Sun
2. Mercury
3. Venus
4. Earth
5. Mars
6. Jupiter
7. Saturn
8. Uranus
9. Neptune
10. Pluto

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|B. Hi-Lo| (single player)
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*Hi-Lo pits you against Snakey. He will ask you to guess a number
between 1 and 10, and you will receive/lose coins based on the accuracy
of the number. 5 and 6 are generally the best guesses.

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|# Off|Prize|
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|  0  | +100|
|  1  | +25 |
|  2  | +15 |
|  3  | +5  |
|  4  | 0  |
|  5  | -2  |
|  6  | -5  |
|  7  | -10 |
|  8  | -20 |
|  9  | -30 |
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|C. Solo Chat| (single player)
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*Solo Chat will let an AI-controlled chatter enter the room. This person
will ask you a series of questions, all of which can be answered with a
simple Yes or No. You will receive coins based on your answers when the
chatter is satisfied with talking to you. Generally, you receive more
coins if you make the person happy.

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|D. Doodle| (multiplayer)
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*This game is oddly reminiscent of Pictionary. When you enter Doodle, 
the computer will give a category
. Then one person will be given a word, 
and must draw clues in the box, which will (hopefully) cause the other 
players to guess the word the person was given.

When someone guesses correctly, you go to the next round. There are 5 
rounds total. Coins are given based on how fast the correct guesds was 
made.

(Note: I'm doing this from memory, so it may not be entirely correct.)

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|E. Hot Potato| (multiplayer)
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*A virtual "bomb" is transferred to a random player, and that player must
pass the bomb to another player by typing "pass". It will transfer to
another person, and the process continues. After a certain amount of
time, the bomb "explodes", and the person who has it loses coins.

(Note: I'm doing this from memory, so it may not be entirely correct.)

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6) Money Words
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-Money Words are just phrases that, when sent, give you a certain amount
of coins, depending on their "rarity". Money Words can only be used once,
and can anywhere from 10-1000 coins (as far as I know).
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|Money Word  | Reward |
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|Amplitude   |        |
|Antiquing   |        |
|Baklava     |        |
|Blatherskite|        |
|Bombardment |        |
|Bombastic   |        |
|Cabbage     |1000    |
|Cantankerous|        |
|Caravan     |25      |
|Coin        |        |
|Comatose    |        |
|Defunct     |1000    |
|Doddering   |        |
|Dragon      |        |
|Dressage    |        |
|Emu         |        |
|English     |10      |
|Epoch       |        |
|Equinox     |        |
|Fiddlesticks|        |
|Fisticuffs  |        |
|Fortuitous  |1000    |
|Genie       |        |
|Goldilocks  |        |
|Gorgon      |        |
|History     |10      |
|Isthmus     |        |
|Jab         |        |
|Larval      |        |
|Luck        |25      |
|Magenta     |        |
|Math        |10      |
|Money       |10      |
|Oxymoron    |        |
|Planetarium |        |
|Pompous     |100     |
|Rhapsody    |100     |
|Rich        |10      |
|Saber       |100     |
|Science     |10      |
|Skullduggery|        |
|Stenographer|        |
|Stingray    |        |
|Undulate    |        |
|United      |25      |
|Vegan       |        |
|Wayforward  |100     |
|Wisenheimer |        |
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*This table is incomplete.

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7) Items
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|Male Head Items|
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-Bad Buzz
Price: 50
Description: It gives your avatar short black hair, with a patch missing
on the left side.

-Blondie
Price: 90
Description: Smooth, bright blonde hair, with a long, thin ponytail 
going down the right side of the body.

-Blue Zowie
Price: 150
Description: Huge blue hair (think DBZ) with 2 small strands coming down
near the ears.

-Golf Cap
Price: 140
Description: A brown gold cap with light brown circles on it.

-Masterful
Price: 300
Description: Long, shiny black hair with a silver crown.

-Pill Boy
Price: 135
Description: A white, shower cap-like hat with flowers on the rim.

-Purple Chunk
Price: 125
Description: Light purple hair that spikes out everywhere.

-Receeding
Price: 80
Description: Bald on top, black hair coming out the sides.

-Red Band
Price: 120
Description: A red headband with a yellow emblem in the middle
holding up long, black hair.

-Santa Cap
Price: 300
Description: A pale red Santa cap that comes down to the right.

-Sly Hat
Price: 130
Description: Short black hair covered by a dark gray, detective-ish
hat.

-Wave HAir
Price: 50
Description: A brown comb-over. Pointy at the right end.

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|Female Head Items|
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-Bean Town
Price: 190
Description: Long, wavy black hair with a yellow and red hat.

-Bowl Cut
Price: 50
Description: Short, round, shiny black hair.

-Bratty Pig
Price: 100
Description: Bright pink hair spiked out at the sides.

-Fan Girl
Price: 200
Description: Long, light brown hair with a black baseball cap twisted
towards the left side.

-Fancy Blue
Price: 210
Description: Short blue hair with a tiara thing on top.

-Merry Cap
Price: 10
Description: A brighter, shorter verson of the male "Santa Cap".

-Mod Cut
Price: 115
Description: Round, almost circular, shiny, black hair. Has 2 hair clips
right above the ears.

-Pink Cap
Price: 50
Description: A pink-rimmed cap, striped white and pink on top.

-Punk Rock
Price: 30
Description: Large green hair, with yellow streaks on the bottom strands.

-Racer Helm
Price: 300
Description: A white and silver racing helmet, with some light
blue hair coming out the bottom.

-Red Streak
Price: 90
Description: Black hair, spiked at the sides, with a huge red streak near
the left. Very Gothic looking.

-Side Toss
Price: Semi-long brown hair, roughly held up at the right side by a white
thing.

-Sooty Hat
Price: 200
Description: A black top hat covering bright red hair.

-Spoiled Do
Price: 99
Description: Bright orange hair with a white hairband.

-Star Band
Price: 50
Description: Very short pink hair covered by a white hairband. The 
hairband has 2 stars on poles coming out of the top.

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-Argyle
Price: 200
Description: A light brown coat covering a white shirt that has a red, 
diamondish design in the middle.

-Fur Collar
Price: 240
Description: A heavy, green coat with orange fur on the shoulders.

-Hi Collar
Price: 180
Description: A blue, yellow-trimmed coat over a red, Spider Man-like 
shirt.

-Mime Cloth
Price: 110
Description: Red and white striped shirt with black straps, like mimes 
wear. 

-Missionary
Price: 180
Description: A white polo shirt with a blue tie.

-Prince Top
Price: 400
Description: A green tunic with a huge black collar and puffy shoulders.

-Sniper Arm
Price: 1200
Description: A white, Storm Trooper-like suit of armor, with a rifle in the 
left hand and an ammo belt coming out of the rifle.

-Star Blazer
Price: 1440
Description: A simple white shirt, with black, red-streaked shoulder pads.

-Striiipes
Price: 40
Description: A long-sleeved, orange and yellow striped shirt.

-War Duds
Price: 400
Description: A heavy camo jacket.

-XL Slicker
Price: 420
Description: A green aviator suit, with orange things on the chest and
black straps around the arms.

-Yellow Top
Price: 90
Description: A simple yellow and white striped T-shirt.

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|Female Body Items|
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-Cookie Shirt
Price: 190
Description: A white T-shirt with a black vest.

-Fun Time
Price: 310
Description: A green, short-sleeved jacket with a pinkish-white undershirt.

-Housework
Price: 110
Description: A red and green apron over a white sweatshirt.

-Ice Queen
Price: 600
Description: A birght blue shirt with white fur going from the left
arm to the right shoulder.

-Moon Parka
Price: 500
Description: A heavy, white coat, pink and green scarf, and gold fur 
around the neck.

-Overalls
Price: 200
Description: A white undershirt beneath some blue overalls.

-Polar Class
Price: 320
Description: A white, long-sleeved shirt with a pink scarf.

-Star Halter
Price: 310
Description: A red, low-cut, long-sleeved shirt with a white star on the 
chest.

-Sweater Wrap
Price: 190
Description: A large green scarf over a white coat.

-Tally Ho
Price: 160
Description: A bright green coat, white undershirt, and orange ribbon
tied around the neck.

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|Male Eye Items|
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-Eye Sore
Price: 20
Description: A square, white eye-patch.

-Fun Shades
Price: 100
Description: Thick black glasses with a huge nose in the middle.

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|Male Face Items|
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-Bandito
Price: 45
Description: A red scarf covering the mouth.

-Forkin'
Price: 60
Description: A small fork as an earring.

-Gas Mask
Price: 240
Description: A black gas mask that covers the mouth.

-HOHO Beard
Price: 50
Description: A small, white beard.

-Moon Ring
Price: 25
Description: A small, blue, moon-shaped earring. Goes on the right ear.

-Party Time
Price: 35
Description: Puts a yellow and blue party blowy thing (forgot what 
they're called) in your male avatar's mouth.

-Red Cheeks
Price: 15
Description: Makes your male avatar's cheeks red.

-Tongue Tie
Price: 50
Description: Makes your male avatar stick his tongue out, with 2 teeth 
visible at the top.

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-Cool Shade
Price: 40
Description: Round, black sunglasses.

-Eyeglasses
Price: 140
Description: A small pair of blue, square glasses.

-Eyeliner
Price: 10
Description: Removes your female avatar's eyebrows, and makes her eyes 
pale green.

-Fab Specs
Price: 30
Description: Large yellow eye things that have 3 antler-like things.

-Goggles
Price: 140
Description: Red skiing goggles with an orange lens.

-Nerd Specs
Price: 160
Description: A pair of normal, black glasses.

-Scuba Mask
Price: 60
Description: A light blue swimming mask.

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-Beauty Mark
Price: 200
Description: Gives your female avatar red lipstick and a small mole to 
the up and right of the mouth.

-Cheeky
Price: 35
Description: Makes your female avatar's cheeks red.

-Clown Nose
Price: 140
Description: A red clown nose.

-Party Favor
Price: 85
Description: Puts a yellow and blue party blowy thing (forgot what 
they're called) in your female avatar's mouth.

-Pink Studs
Price: 30
Description: A pair of large, pink, circular earrings.

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|Sound Effects|
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Coming soon...

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|Music|
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Coming soon...

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|Paper Designs|
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1. Pointy Paper
Price: 600
Description: Dark red paper with a light red triangle border.

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|Character Backgrounds|
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Coming soon...


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* My Current Avatars *
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|Male|
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Head: Red Band
Body: Sniper Arm
Face: Gas Mask
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|Female|
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Head: Bratty Pig
Body: Ice Queen
Face: Pink Studs

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8) Credits
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Me
-For taking the time to write this FAQ.

Nintendo
-For making the DS, an awesome handheld.

THQ and WayForward
-For making the game. No matter how much they messed up
a good idea, I still feel compelled to acknowledge them.

Tony2Timez
-For submitting a few ultra-rare Money Words

Dabomb3092
-For submitting about 25 money words

If you would like to submit something to the FAQ, e-mail me at 
ElCid828@AOL.com with "Ping Pals FAQ" as the subject. Please
include what who would like to be credited as.

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9) Legal Crap
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   This is my FAQ. It is, for the most part, solely my work and effort.
It took a while to do this, so don't put this FAQ on your site without
my permission. I don't care if you save it, print it out, or edit it, 
as long as you give all the credit to me.

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