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    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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     |  |Power|     -------------------  (___| |___) |
     |   -----     |                   |Select Start |
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     || D-Pad  |   |      Touch        |             |
     ||__    __|   |      Screen       |  (Y)   (A)  |
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        Volume                             Headphone
                                             Jack
    
    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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    -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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    |Female Eye Items|
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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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