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Conclusion/Special Thanks A. Introduction Do you need help in wifi and want to get better? Then read everything below and you will get better at wifi and become an A rank soon. The strategies and tips in section B-E are for battle royale and 4 player battles. For tips on two player battles see section F and for tips on 3 player battles see section G. B. Starting the Battle Let's get started then. First when the countdown is finished boost for the red power up called the plasma shot. This is the strongest laser in wifi and is the best. If you are too away from it and know someone else will get it first then go for the green power up called the twin laser. This is the second strongest laser and is fast so it will not miss often if you aim it right. After you have gotten one of those lasers or if you didn't get any, then go for the pyramid shaped power up called stealth mode. Finally get the circular shaped item with a B in the middle called the nova bomb. You don't need to get the yellow hoop item called the health ring unless you are near it to prevent someone else from getting it when they are low on health. Remember, always go for the power ups and items in the beginning and always boost to get them. It is okay if you don't get any of the items, it happens. C. Bombs Next, if you have a bomb use it now. Place it where all the players are in, and if they aren't paying attention they could be killed. If anybody gets killed then immediately boost to get there star. Remember, bombs can hurt you in wifi and if you are in it's blast circumference you will probably die or have very weak shields when it explodes and the blast circumference on the radar isn't accurate as the bomb explodes about two more millimeters past the circumference of the explosion on the radar so stay far away from the blast circumference on the radar. Also if you see someone racing toward the health ring place a bomb there and maybe you will kill them. If someone else drops a bomb then you will hear a ding noise and you might see a number going from 3 then to 2 then to 1. When you hear this immediately boost out of the area. Opponents are pretty predictable when it comes to bombs and always set bombs right where people are flying. That is why there is another tactic for bombs that can kill more often than when placing a bomb right in a crowd of people. First see where some opponents are. Then place a bomb where you think they will go in a couple of seconds. If you were correct they should be damaged and probably killed. This and the other two tactics are usually very successful. The first tactic should be used most often. The second tactic should be used rarely as the opponent will see the bomb ahead and boost away to avoid destruction. The third tactic should be used on more experienced players. D. Shooting, Strategies, and Stars After you have used your bomb or if you don't have one then start shooting down other players. If you have the plasma shot then start shooting away at other players. Do the same thing if you have the twin lasers. If you couldn't get any of those lasers then stay away from the other players and lock onto them. When locking on hold to the shooting button and keep your aiming cursor on the enemy. Make sure the enemy you are locking onto stays in your view or the lock on will be cancelled. Keep locking on to them until the lock on is at 3 or max then let go. It should do a good amount of damage and it cannot be blocked. Avoid locking on when you have the plasma shot or the twin lasers because shooting them can do a lot more damage quickly. If someone is shooting at you then do a roll. Rolling can deflect enemy fire and attract stars to you in wifi. Roll a lot as people will shoot at you constantly. If someone is locking on to you then quickly boost to the far left or right and that means putting your stylus right on the edge of the touch screen and if you are lucky then the lock on will be cancelled. Looping and U turning won't get rid of a lock on. Also lock ons can't be blocked from rolling. If you or an opponent has killed someone then they will leave behind a star. Stars are important because the more you have the more of a chance you will have at winning. Whoever has the most stars at the end wins the game so you will need many. When a star appears boost towards it and roll to make it come to you. If you have almost killed someone then make sure you kill them when they are really near you. If you kill them from far away then someone will probably steal your star. Star steal if there is a star near you. I have won many games from star stealing so don't be a push over and steal it. E. Looping and U turning Rarely U turn as when you are U turning someone else has a couple of seconds to shoot at you as you are defenseless when U turning. Use it only when nobody is around you and if you need to quickly turn 180 degrees. If you have stealth mode then you won't be seen if you don't shoot your laser. It is good to use it to sneak behind someone and shoot at them. Be warned though as nobody can see you on the radar but they can see you if you shoot at someone or if you have been in stealth mode for longer than about 10 seconds. Stealth mode is also good when people are trying to lock on to you. You cannot be locked onto if you have stealth mode. You should also use lock ons with stealth mode if you don't have the plasma shot or twin lasers. You should use looping occasionally. Only use it under these circumstances. 1. You are in a congested area consisting of 2 or more players shooting and your health is going down quickly. This is when you should loop so you can avoid enemy fire and your boost gauge will fill up a bit during the loop. 2. Someone is tailing you and you can't roll because your boost gauge has depleted. Loop because it is hard for the enemy to shoot you since you go really high in a giant circle. F. 2 player battles So far I have been giving you tips for Battle Royale but when you play 2 player battles you will need different strategies. When the countdown reaches 0 then boost for the plasma shot but if your opponent will get it first then go for the twin lasers. After you get one of those lasers then go for stealth mode. If you got stealth mode or if you didn't then you can either go for the nova bomb or start shooting at the opponent. If you go for the bomb then you should save it for later. Now start shooting at your opponent. If they are far away from you then you should lock on. Unlike battle royale you will need to use lock ons more often. Most of the time you and your opponent will fly head on to each other and you will be pointlessly shooting at each other while rolling. When heading head on and you see your opponent rolling then you first start rolling and then you should lock on to them instead of shoot at them because all of your shots will be deflected by there rolls. If you lock on to them then their rolling cannot block the charged shot and can damage them. If you are playing a new player who does not roll and is mediocre at the game then you should shoot at them when going head on. After you pass each other then you should do one of two things: 1. Hold your stylus to the edge of the screen to turn around and face your opponent. 2. Use the U turn icon to turn 180 degrees and face your opponent. Use either one as they are both good techniques. If you have a bomb then you should use it now. Put the bomb a little farther ahead of you and boost towards it. The opponent will either follow you or boost away from you. If they follow you they have a good chance of getting hit by the explosion. Keep boosting until you are a safe distance away from the explosion. Also if your opponent is tailing you then you should put a bomb in a couple of millimeters ahead of you so your opponent will get severely wounded from the bomb or they might they might boost away from you. You never want your opponent to tail you because they will shoot at you until you cannot boost or roll. If they do tail you and you have no bombs then do a loop and after that boost away to the sides and you might be able to shake them off your tail. You are the one who needs to tail the opponent and if they loop then you loop so you will still be behind them. Shoot at them without mercy and you can take them out. You do not need to worry about star stealing in 2 player because no one can steal your stars. Also a good strategy in 2 player battles only is if you are in the lead by about 2 or more stars then when you kill your opponent; don't pick up the star until about 6 seconds have passed. Your opponent cannot revive until their star is picked up or until about 8 seconds have passed and still no one got their star, which ever comes first. This helps to pass time in the game and gives your opponent less time to get a come back. Lastly, don't boost to your opponent. It wastes the boost gauge and instead you can just lock on to them. G. 3 player battles When playing 3 player battles it is not much different than battle royale and 4 player battles so you should use the tips for battle royale in 3 player battles. H. Battle Fields When playing on wifi there are different battle fields to play on. Each battle field you play on is at random so you need strategies for each kind. Here is a list and a description of the varying battle fields. Outer Space: This arena is just like space and in my opinion is the coolest looking battle field. When playing here it will be a little harder to see opponents from far away since the arena is opaque. You don't need to worry about hitting any asteroids or space debris because this place does not have any of those. Sea: When playing here you have a good view of your opponents and can see them from far away. Don't worry about hitting any terrain or touching the sea because it won't hurt you. Mountains: When playing here it will be a little bit hard to see your opponent from far away as there is a slight fog. You need to watch that you don't hit the mountains because they can damage you. If you want to sneak up on your opponents you can hide down next to the mountains and shoot from below. Valley: Here there is a good view for opponents so you can see them for long distances. There are rivers here and small hills next to the rivers. Don't hit the hills or you will be damaged. It is not recommended that you hide near the river because the hills are small and will barely conceal your presence. City: Here the visibility is perfect and you can see your opponents from very far away. You can also hide in the tall buildings but don't hit them or you will be damaged. If you are lucky then if someone locks on to you and shoots a charged shot at you while you are hiding in the buildings sometimes the buildings will block the charged shot and you won't be damaged. I. Ranks When you first start playing wifi you have a rank and it starts at Z. You can improve your rank by winning battle royale matches only. Winning free battle games does not affect your rank. The more you win in battle royale the higher your rank will become (A rank is the highest, and Z rank is the lowest.) There is a percentage mark next to your rank and that represents how close you are to gaining the next rank. Also you have a win count, a drop out count, and a total games played count. Your win count, drop out count, and total games played count is only affected when you play battle royale games. You also have a star count and that too is only affected from battle royale games. I recommend practicing in free battle a lot until you know you are ready to play in battle royale and up your rank. The ranking system goes from Z-A so it will take a while to get to A. When you are a rank Z-R it should only take one first place to get up to the next rank. When in rank Q-K it should take two first places and for the next ranks it will be around 3-5 first places. A drop out is if you disconnect. Disconnecting while playing in battle royale will result with the game being ended and you getting one drop out. J. Friend battles To play friend battles you must have friends in your friend roster. To put friends in your friend roster you must enter their friend code. To enter their friend code you must tap the wifi panel then tap the friend code box. After that tap input code and enter their friend code. To find your friend code instead of tapping input code tap confirm code. It will say your friend code and you tell that to your friend you want to play so they can enter it. You can also do code exchange to wirelessly exchange friend codes but inputting friend codes manually is faster. After this schedule a time to play your friend over wifi and when that time comes tap the wifi play panel and then tap free battle. Then tap friend battle and start searching. After you play against a friend in friend battle if you go to your friend roster then you can see which friends are on your friend list. Here you can delete your friends or view their records on wifi if you have played them already. In friend battle you can fight 1-3 friends. You and your friend(s) must have each other's friend codes to play friend battles against each other. K. Other tips Some other tips are going for the people who have the plasma shot so you can get it. Also watch your boost gauge when rolling or boosting. Never ever brake. It is a waste of the boost gauge and you will still move just slower. Go for the health when you need it. The health ring completely refills your shields and is very useful. If you are near it take it to prevent anyone else from getting it. Never U turn if someone is tailing you because it gives them a chance to shoot at you and you will be vulnerable. Lastly, always kill people near you so you can get there star before anyone else steals it. L. Conclusion/Special Thanks I hope you have learned something from this and I hope you will use some these strategies in future wifi multiplayer games. I would like to thank Metang; for inspiring me to write this FAQ and for info on wifi and Gamefaqs for making an incredible gaming site to show and express you're gaming self. I would also like to thank Nintendo for making Star Fox Command which is one of the best Star Fox games in the series.