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    Transformers: Decepticons FAQ by astrangeone
    
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    =                              TABLE OF CONTENTS                              =
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    1)  Version History
    2)  What's Going On?
    3)  Controls
    4)  Tips & Tricks
    5)  Story Missions
    -  Casino Strip
    -  Tranquility
    -  Qatar Desert
    -  Hoover Dam
    6)  Challenge Missions
    -  Casino Strip
    -  Tranquility
    -  Qatar Desert
    -  Hoover Dam
    7)  Cheats
    -  Health Regeneration
    -  Extra Vehicle Forms
    8)  Action Replay Cheats
    -  USA & CANADA
    -  FRANCE
    -  EUROPE
    9) Playable Characters
    -  Custom Decepticon
    -  Barricade
    -  Blackout
    -  Brawl
    -  Megatron
    -  Starscream
    10)  Wifi
    -  AllSpark Wars
    11)  Local Play
    12)  Glitches
    13)  About the Author
    14)  Legalese
    
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    =                               Version History                               =
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    April 7, 2009 - Updated contact info
    September 9, 2007  - Started faq.  Added Tips and Tricks.
    September 11, 2007 - Added Story Mission Data (up to Street Brawl)
    September 12, 2007 - Reformatted Tips and Tricks, finished adding Controls
    September 15, 2007 - Added AllSpark Wars information and Cheats section
    September 17, 2007 - Finished Story Missions!
    September 22, 2007 - Added Glitches section
    September 23, 2007 - Small revisions to Tag Team, Stings Like a Bee, and Ambush
    September 25, 2007 - Wrote down some of the Challenge Mission information
    September 25, 2007 - Added the XP bar to the "What's Going On?" section
    October 10, 2007   - Updated Infinite Energy Cheat with the right information
    October 10, 2007   - Added extra stuff to the Challenges Section, reorganized
    October 10, 2007   - Added short description of Playable Characters
    October 16, 2007   - Added another way to complete the Ambush mission
    October 24, 2007   - UPDATED Glitches (Dropping Percentage Problem) with a fix
    August 27, 2008    - Found working Action Replay Codes!
    
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    =                              What's Going On?                               =
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    Transformers: Decepticons can get very confusing, but at the same time, it's
    very intuitive.  Here are some of the explanation for the menus and meters and
    stuff - just in case you don't have the manuals!
    
    Sorry for the lousy ASCII art!
    
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    *                                 Top Screen                                  *
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    - *************** - (Red)  Health Bar                 [] [] [] [] Threat Level
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    - ****************- (Blue) Ammo/Nitro Boost Bar
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                                                         0/100%  Mission Progress
    
    The top bar indicates health and or life status.  Replenish this with health
    pickups which are red.  
    
    The bottom bar indicates ammo/nitro boost bar.  Replenish these with blue
    ammo pickups.
    
    The threat level bar is four Decepticon symbols.  Raise or lower it by
    attacking human forces.  The humans will respond by putting up a greater
    attacking force if at max.
    
    The bottom right corner indicates mission progress.  Some missions have it,
    some don't.  They usually count the number of items to be destroyed or the
    percentage of destruction wrought.
    
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    *                                Bottom Screen                                *
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        \ ---\                                                    (___)  Scan
        /     /  Map (Tap to bring up)                              
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                                 -                 -
                                -                   -  Radar
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    Experience Meter  -                     -
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                                                            [-------]  Decepticon
                                                            [       ]  Symbol
                                                            [       ]  Vehicle/
                                                            [_______]  Robot Mode
    
    The Map shows you information on the terrain, and mission markers.  Gold and
    green markers on the map.  (Green progress the story, and gold are mini-games.)
    
    The radar shows you enemies and missiles coming towards you.  Major enemies
    are large red triangles, and minor are smaller triangles.  Missiles are white
    in color.
    
    Tap the scan button to scan an Earth vehicle form to add to your aresenal.
    
    Tap the Deception symbol to toggle from vehicle mode and robot mode.
    
    The Experience Meter shows you the fractional percentage of experience needed
    to get to the next level, plus your current level.  When the maximium has been
    reached (Level 20), the yellow bar will say "MAXED" above it.
    
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    *                                 Car Controls                                *
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    Accelerate = B Button
    Emergency Brake = A Button
    Reverse = Down on the D-Pad or L Button
    Nitro Boost = R Button [needs to be unlocked]
    Fire Laser = Y Button, held down [needs to be unlocked]
    Fire Heavy Blaster = Y Button, tap [need to be unlocked]
    
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    *                             Basic Robot Controls                            *
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    Jump = B Button
    Ground Pound = B, A+Down
    High-flying Punch = B, Direction on the D-Pad and A
    Melee Attack = A
    Pick Up or Throw = X Button (tap twice to pick up and throw)
    Fire Heavy Blaster = Tap Y [needs to be unlocked]
    Fire Light Blaster = Hold Y [needs to be unlocked]
    Strafe = Left/Right on the D-pad when firing weapons
    Rotate Camera = L/R Buttons
    Center Camera Behind Character = L + R Buttons
    
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    *                                Tank Controls                                *
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    Forward = Up on D-Pad or B Button
    Reverse = Down on D-Pad or A Button
    Nitro Boost = R Button
    Fire Heavy Blaster = Tap Y [needs to be unlocked]
    Fire Light Blaster = Hold Y  [needs to be unlocked]
    
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    *                              Helicopter Controls                            *
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    Fly In Any Direction = Direction on the D-Pad
    Descend = B Button
    Ascend = A Button
    Strafe = L/R Buttons
    Fire Heavy Blaster = Tap Y [needs to be unlocked]
    Fire Light Blaster = Hold Y [needs to be unlocked]
    
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    *                              Jetfighter Controls                            *
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    Afterburners (Fly faster) = B Button
    Nitro Boost = R Button
    Up = D-Pad Down
    Down = D-Pad Up
    Strafe = Hold L while press Left or Right on D-pPad
    Fire Heavy Blaster = Tap Y [needs to be unlocked]
    Fire Light Blaster = Hold Y  [needs to be unlocked]
    
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    =                                Tips & Tricks                                =
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    *                      Gaining Experience - The Easy Way                      *
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    Make sure you have unlocked your heavy blaster in vehicle mode.  Get into a map
    with lots of enemies and raise your threat level to four.  Take off in your
    vehicle mode before the game throws heavy artillery at you, and keep blasting
    the tanks and things that get in your way.  You'd be able to get potshots off
    of the slow moving heavy artillery.  Drive by health pickups, and you'd pick
    them up.  (Are they magnetic?)
    
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    *                                Toss the Tanks                               *
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    Don't have your heavy blaster yet?  Toss cars and other police cars at heavy
    artillery in order to destroy them easily.  The radar shows targeted enemies as
    a white cross inside a black circle.
    
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    *                                  Cheap Shots                                *
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    Need help downing an Autobot?  Shoot at him, and he should go flying.  Once in
    the air, keep shooting and you should be able to hit him when he's stunned.
    When he lands, you can melee him for extra damage.  The bosses usually have a
    quicker recovery time, so be careful when doing this to a boss.
    
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    *                            Transformers Hate Water                          *
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    Got too many little Autobytes impending your progress?  Chuck them in the
    closest body of water.  Watch the ammo bar, although, it's depleted when
    holding an Autobot.
    
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    In free play, you can explore the area to your heart's content, and also gain
    experience from beating up the human authorities!  Remember to press start to
    quit level after scanning a new form, or you'd lose it!
    
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    *                                 Casino Strip                                *
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    A huge area with loads of buildings and tossable objects.  Rooftops contain
    breakable air conditioning sets and communication dishes.  There is an
    expressway connecting the two parts of the city together.  There are two sets
    of cement blocks - one on the expressway and the other at the end of a block.
    
    You have two starting locations: the Plaza and the Fountain.  The Plaza is in
    the middle of town, while the Fountain is slightly to the west.
    
    Cool vehicles include the Import (blue car with yellow top), Police Copter,
    News Copter, and boring SUV.
    
    Interesting landmarks include, "Space Needle" tower, highway/expressway, a
    Casino with a rooftop parking lot-slash-strip and a Casino with a rooftop
    pool.
    
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    *                                  Tranquility                                *
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    A huge two parted area, separated by a suspension bridge.  If you haven't
    progressed in story mode enough, there will be cement blocks - pass these and
    get a chunk of health taken away.
    
    You get four starting locations: the Junkyard, Downtown, Suburbs and the
    Museum.  The Junkyard and Suburbs are at different ends of the first section
    of Tranquility, while Downtown and the Museum are at the opposite ends of that
    section.
    
    Interesting forms in this mission include the Police Copter, Raider (near the
    docks in middle of a circle of cargo containers), the crazy cool SWAT Van, and
    the school bus.
    
    Interesting landmarks include a mall (with a Blockbuster type logo), a gas
    station, the suspension bridge, and a huge parking lot. 
    
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    *                                 Qatar Desert                                *
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    A military base and a small village are here.  Loads of enemies that shoot back
    in the form of helicopters, tanks, and turrets.  Look out for the two towers
    with rocket firing turrets.  The area is marked off with the end of the base
    and a couple of the villages.
    
    You can start in one of two areas:  the Village or the Military Base.
    
    Only one scannable form - the normal Chopper.
    
    Interesting landmarks include the airfield, the two turret towers, and the
    quasi Russian looking village buildings.
    
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    *                                  Hoover Dam                                 *
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    Another massively confusing area, with loads of enemies and some turrets
    (especially during some story missions).  Watch out for falling in the water,
    it takes a giant chunk of life away.  Breakable rocks, and cacti serve your
    health and ammo refill needs.  The area is marked off with two highway
    entrances near the NW and Eastern Strips; pass these and a chunk of your health
    is taken away.
    
    You can start in four different areas:  the NW Strip, the Eastern Strip, the
    Dam Entrance, and the Radio Tower.
    
    Interesting forms include the Attack Chopper, Tricked out Car, and hippie -
    ooops, I mean Peace Van.  (Find the Peace Van near the Radio Tower building on
    the flat plateau.)
    
    Interesting landmarks include the Dam and lower area, the turbines, the
    Sector 7 internal base, and the wedge of cheese "Radio Tower" building.
    
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    *                                   The Rookie                                *
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    The prerequiste tutorial level.  You have four yellow markers to collect, the
    last one needing to jump to reach it.  Wreck the bus stop that's glowing on
    your radar.  Press X to pick up any object.  Throw it with X again, or press
    A to use it as a weapon.  Head to the next three markers, using the shoulder
    buttons to see them.  The Autobots arrive.  You are quite weak now, so grab
    a palm tree to turn them into spare parts.  After you beat them, you level up
    and gain the use of your blaster.  A target appears behind you, blast it by
    using the shoulder buttons to get it in sight.
    
    An Autobot wearing the chopper guise appears.  Don't bother scanning it.  Just
    shoot it.  Head to the target and scan your first alternate form.  Morph into
    your car form, and then head to Barricade's location by following the yellow
    target markers.
    
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    *                                    Hazing                                   *
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    Barricade gives you a mission - kill all the autobots.  Problem is, they are
    in hiding.  Flush them out by heading to the destinated location (yellow
    marker), and causing as much property damage as possible.  Grab cars or wreck
    lampposts.  Four standard Autobots appear.  Use your handy palm tree or
    lamppost to scrap them. 
    
    Your first boss then appears.  Bosses have a lifebar at the top of the screen
    beside your own.  (It covers the threat meter.)  This guy is cheap, as he has
    his heavy blaster with him.  Just keep moving, and keep him in sight using the
    shoulder buttons.  Reaqquire your weapon (a lamppost, tree, whatever), and
    keep knocking him down.  Easy!
    
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    =                             Tranquility - Part 1                            =
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    *                             Beware of the Locals                            *
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    Barricade gives you a lesson in human reaction.  Head over to the parking lot,
    and waste one of the cars.  Now the police show up, and you get to have some
    fun battling the humans.  Melee the three cars, or just stay back and use your
    blaster on them.
    
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    *                              Robots in Disguise                             *
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    Tranquility.  Barricade informs you that he has tracked an Autobot to this
    city.  Problem is, he's in hiding.  Head to the first target marker in a human
    shopping mall and scan or blast all four cars to recieve another target marker.
    
    The next marker is directly North from you.  Jump down from that raised parking
    lot, and cross the street.  Again, scan or blast all the marked cars.  This
    time, try not to raise the threat level.  
    
    The next target marker reveals an Autobot!  You have one minute to wreck that
    Autobot into little pieces.  This time, you can use a combination of lamppost
    melee and light blaster fire to tear him into wet slag.  Shoot the police cars
    if you need health pickups.
    
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    *                                The Diversion                                *
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    Barricade asks you to create a distraction while he locates Bumblebee.  Fine.
    Drive over to the marker, and you have four minutes to raise your threat level
    to three.  Easiest way to do this is to head behind the small building
    surrounded by gold trees and shooting all the police cars you have there.
    Also shoot any human police that arrive on the scene.
    
    Now, you have to maintain your threat level.  Keep destroying police cars, and
    grabbing health pickups.  Occassionally chuck some civilian cars into the
    police cars to reduce damage taken by bullets.  Keep it up until you do 50000
    worth of damage.  Just focus on cars and you'd be fine.
    
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    *                              Stings Like A Bee                              *
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    Ah.  As Barricade, chase down Bumbleebee.  Don't bother shooting the mute 'Bee
    in car form, as very little damage occurs.  Focus on driving, especially turns.
    Bumbleebee is very fond of sharp turns.  If you need, slow down at any
    intersection, and use turbos liberally.  After the first few turns (Left, 
    slight left, and right turn.), he'd stop and transform.  Do the same, and
    injure him with a handy lamppost.  
    
    The Bee takes off again, after a quarter of his life is gone.  Chase him some
    more, and Barricade notices that Bumblebee isn't trying to outrun him.  Watch
    out for being trapped behind houses...and don't worry, he follows the road.
    The 'Bee stops again, and you get to whittle him down to half-life before he
    takes off again.
    
    After a short driving sequence, you finally trap Bumblebee.  You get a new
    health bar too!  This time, he unleashes a ton of firepower at you, so don't
    grab your melee weaponary.  Use your blaster and your heavy blaster if you
    have it, and keep strafing left and right.  Use your shoulder buttons to keep
    that 'Bee in your target reticle.
    
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    As yourself, ignore the copters, and head to the marker.  It's a scannable
    helicopter.  Scan it, and head out to the airfield's target marker.  Blast the
    five jets into little bits before heading out.  For even more damage, you can
    ram the jets in your helicopter form.  Blow up five of the defending
    helicopters, and watch out for the heavy weaponary of the tanks.  Now blow up
    five of the tanks.  (Beige color with a turret on top.)  If you need health,
    the helicopters are the best way to get some.  If you need more tank targets,
    transform and head to another part of the base.
    
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    *                                Blackout At Qatar                            *
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    You have three and a half minutes to destroy five satellitic dishes.  Transform
    and head to the one on your right.  It's on a tower, so be careful.  Destroy
    the rest.  If the turrets are bothering you, hide behind the communication
    dish.  The turrets will blast the dish for you.  Quickly transform and fly off
    before the missiles can hit you.  Conserve health, because you don't have a
    regenerating bar for the next part.  Don't destroy any turrets, as it makes
    your threat level higher.
    
    Now comes the hard part.  The timer's ticking with 2 and a half minutes to
    scan five buildings.  Fly to the edge of the square of the buildings
    surrounding your first target.  (Near the tower with the turret.)  Land and
    scan quickly.  Don't bother taking out any targets, unless it's the tanks.  Now
    land on the roofs of the next targets for easy scanning.  (You can also go 
    between some buildings and look up to scan the target.)
    
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    *                                    Leftovers                                *
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    As Brawl, your goal is to stop the miltary vehicles from reaching the marker.
    Watch your radar for enemies and stray vehicles (big triangles!) attempting to
    run from you. You can do a nasty amount of damage by ramming the tanks, when
    you run out of ammo.  Nitro boost to reach the stray tanks.  The tanks will at
    first appear in groups of three, and be gradually reduced to singles attempting
    to escape.   Blow up fifteen of these to finish the mission.   
    
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    *                            Ratchet Retailelation                            *
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    Autobots appear to try to stop your rampage.  You take on Ratchet, and Blackout
    and Brawl take out the rest.
    
    Ratchet appears with three copter buddies.  Ignore them unless you need health.
    Kill him with a barrage of missiles, and try not to melee him.  The copters are
    easily taken care of with light blaster fire.
    
    The Easy Way:  Nuke all four aircraft bunkers on the combat field.  These are
    large white buildings that have a life meter to them.  They are scatterred in
    the four corners of the airfield.  Nuke them first, and then take out Ratchet.
    
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    *                         Torching the Welcome Wagon                          *
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    In copter form, knock out four turrets.  Watch out for the police copters and
    other things.  And don't get knocked into the water.  You have 3 and a half
    minutes to take out the whole set of defenses.  The turrets are sticking out
    slightly thanks to the docks.  You have another set of four turrets to deal
    with in Tranquility's city center.  They are atop buildings and surrounded by
    one attack copter and a police copter.  (White and green helicopters.)
    
    The timer resets after, with five minutes and four new turrets to take out.
    These are easy, take them out with missiles and melee.  The turrets usually
    drop health after being wrecked anyhow.
    
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    *                                 Code Breaker                                *
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    An easy level.  As Brawl, pick up all four turrets.  Toss them to deploy them.
    I like a turret at each corner of the generators.  You can lose as many as half
    of the turrets (four) and still win.  Also, you can help out by blasting with
    your heavy blasters, just don't exit the combat area for too long.  Watch the
    radar when fighting a group of enemies, and let the turrets handle the severely
    damaged enemies.
    
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    *                                Reinforements                                *
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    Ha ha ha!  Another easy level.  Just make sure you are in a form that can fly.
    You have two minutes to reach the first landing site.  The Autobots will be in
    hiding, so look on your radar to find it.  (They are usually hiding in a side
    street.)  All landing sites after the first have one minute to find.  All the
    Autobots will be pretty weak, so easily eliminate them, and don't worry about
    the time limit - you won't have one when fighting.  You have 3 Autobots to kill
    in this manner.
    
    Now, you get an idea to distract the Autobots by injuring Bumblebee.  Chase
    him in Chopper form, and ram him until his life meter gives out.  The 'Bee
    should have a police escort, so you can waste him as well.  Unfortunately,
    your weapons aren't working in this chase...so you'd have to hit the 'Bee
    six times before he faints.
    
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    =                                 Hoover Dam                                  =
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    *                          Communications Breakdown                           *
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    As Brawl, take out three heavily guarded communication dishes.  Go up the hill
    to your left to find them.  Brawl's light blaster should be enough to deal with
    the three turrets guarding each dish.  Look out for walking into the range of
    each of the turrets when disposing of one.  Strafe!
    
    Blackout drops off some bombs to take out the dam with.  You must pick up each
    bomb in robot form, and take it to each marker.  The humans will get in your
    face in this level, so if you need some health, take out the cars or the rocks
    where you wrecked the communication dishes.  You have four markers, so do the
    farthest one first, as you'd get the most damage from walking so far.  Return
    to the bombs in tank form, as it's faster and you'd get less damage.  When you
    drop off the third bomb, an Autobot takes off with your last one.  Chase him
    down in tank form, and blast him a new one.
    
    Now you have four tanks coming your way.  You have to grab one and bring it
    to the point.  Lead them in your tank form to the location, then transform and
    grab one.  You should be able to make it without getting knocked down.  You may
    have to get their attention first by shooting one.  (You have 3 and a half
    minutes to get this done!)
    
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    *                               Cover Your Six                                *
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    As Barricade, your objective is to take out a whole base.  Drive to the target
    marker, and the mission will truly begin.  This base will spawn enemies like
    aircraft and tanks to take you down, so watch yourself.  Shoot the aircraft and
    tanks down, and then melee the buildings.  Your progress is indicated on the
    bottom screen in white.  If you need health, just keep shooting the human
    vehicles.  Once you reach 60% of destruction, tanks will arrive on the scene.
    Keep your cool, and blast them.
    
    The white buildings spawn the tanks and aircraft, while the towers spawn the
    lighter vehicles.
    
    Two Autobots appear.  These two are easy targets, so just keep shooting them
    and they should go down.
    
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    *                                  Tag Team                                   *
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    As Blackout, you have two choices.  If you are of high enough level, wipe out
    all turrets before you pick up Barricade.  These are the only enemies in the
    mission and they don't respawn even after you grab Barricade.  (You can ignore
    the turrets on the water, as I find that they can't reach you after you've
    passed them.)  Make sure you take out the turret on the building with the tower
    - it's your target.
    
    Or you can wing it through the level, and randomly change altitude to avoid
    incoming missiles.  (You can see missiles on radar as a moving white dot.)
    
    Now, blast the radio tower into oblivion.
    
    As Barricade, find the control room.  It's marked in yellow on your radar.
    Be careful not to get locked in the nooks and crannies, the tanks and crap will
    conspire to try to take you out, while you get out.  The big circular hole at
    the beginning is instant death, so chuck your first few enemies into the hole
    to get rid of them.  As usual, health pickups are found after blasting enemies
    or just breaking breakables.
    
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    *                              Megatron's Return                              *
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    As yourself, protect Megatron as he comes out of his deep freeze.  You have
    three and a half minutes to take care of the humans attempting to kill Lord
    Megatron.  When you reach the 1 minute mark, the tanks will disappear, and you
    will have to deal with nosy little Autobots.  Melee them and make sure Megatron
    survives.
    
    Make sure you choose a form with lots of armor and attack power.  I like the
    Attack Chopper.  In fact, you can get the Attack Chopper in this level.  Just
    before the dam, head to the left, and you'd find a little alcove with the
    American flag and some jets and the Attack Choppers.
    
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    *                                 Get the Chip                                *
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    As Blackout, take out the entire convoy before they leave the map.  If even one
    leaves, you fail the mission.  You can use all your tricks here, like grabbing
    tanks and shooting them from behind.  Ram them if neccessary.  A random tank
    will drop Megatron's chip, pick it up and fly it to the target marker.
    
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    *                                   Ambush                                    *
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    Megatron gets shot off the bridge into the dam.  Watch out for the water!  This
    level is misleading - your objective is to destroy all five turrets preventing
    you from leaving the area.  As soon as you destroy one, two Autobots appear to
    help try to stop you.
    
    Continue blasting the turrets, but DON'T TRANSFORM.  You'd get shot the moment
    you do.  You can ignore the Autobots if you wish, and only shoot them when they
    really get in your way.  (You can fail the mission by timing out with about
    five minutes.)  The Autobots appear in teams of two to try to take out Lord
    Megatron.
    
    After the cutscene, you chase down Jazz and the fight between Jazz ensues.
    This Autobot is a fast son of a Cybertronian, so look out for his missiles and
    light blasters.  For some reason, he only shoots at you, instead of taking you
    out with hand-to-hand.  If you need health, transform and head to the top of
    the stone bridge.  You have breakable rocks and cacti to refill your health.
    (And Jazz usually doesn't see you.)
    
    The Cheap Way (To Beat Jazz):  Jazz jumps around a lot.  Head back over to the
    dam area, and avoid missiles.  He should accidentally jump into the water and
    kill himself.  (At least Megatron doesn't have to waste energon crystals on 
    Jazz!)  Actually, when I did this, Jazz landed on the side of the Dam with the
    entrances to the base.  I flew away, hoping to get some health pickups - and
    flew back to find Jazz suspended in midair above the water.  He wasn't moving
    just making his sounds, I just went into jet mode, and shot him to death with
    my heavy blaster.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                Street Brawl                                 *
    *******************************************************************************
    Brawl Versus Ironhide!  The match of the century!  This boss battle is pretty
    brutal, unless you know all of his vocal cues.  (Ironhide is the only Autobot
    with a clearly defined pattern.)
    
    "I'm sending you to the scrapheap!"  =  Ground Pound..
    
    "Prepare to get recycled!"  =  Ground Pound...
    
    "Kiss your chrome goodbye!" = Another punch.
    
    "I'm going to put you in permanent neutral!"  =  A punch.
    
    "You're messing with the wrong Autobot!" = A missile barrage!
    
    My strategy for taking on Ironhide?  Run away from him in tank form, until you
    hear his ground pound and his "Ugh!" and his icon on the radar stops moving.
    Melee him with a few punches, but watch out as he recovers pretty quickly.
    For health, run over trees and lampposts and you'd get it.  Don't bother
    shooting Ironhide, as his armor's pretty thick.
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                             Tranquility - Part 3                            =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                            Starscream's Betrayal                            *
    *******************************************************************************
    This mission is a pain and a half to complete.  You start off as Starscream in
    jet form.  You need to chase down an extremely nimble Bumblebee, as he leads
    you on a merry chase.  Fly low to the ground, and slow down when he approaches
    any intersection.  Use turbos on straightways, and look your your radar.  When
    the chase reaches the docks with the maze of cargo containers, fly a bit higher
    to watch Bumblebee's movements.  (You have ten seconds to try to catch up, if
    you lose him.)  By the end of the docks, you should have reached a airplane
    hanger and a gap in the fence.  Take off after him, and continue flying low,
    as he's on the highway now.  During the straight stretch, you will have to
    strain your turbos to keeps him in your sight.
    
    Now the 'Bee stops.  Just melee him to death and prepare for the real fight.
    After the cutscene, Blackout and Barricade show up to confront Starscream.  You
    end Blackout's life immediately, but Barricade tries to take you in for
    treason against Big M.  
    
    Barricade only has one attack that you have to watch out for.  He says "I'm
    taking you in for treason!"; then he loops around in a tight circle and rams
    you.  It knocks you back and takes a ton of health off the meter.  Transform
    and fly off when he does this.  You can refill health from breakables in the
    city, just fly off the parking lot and get it.  Make sure you come back if
    the "Exited Combat Area" sign clicks on.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                              Sibling Rivalry                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    As yourself, you confront the traitor Starscream.  He sends out a bunch of
    drones to try to finish you off.  You have 1 minute to take out 25 drones.  He
    takes off again, and you have to fly to the next marker.  (If not flying, you
    can take the highway, but jump off the bridge when you are about parallel to
    the target market.)  You have 2 minutes to do this.
    
    Land, and he sends more drones after you.  You have 1 minute to take out the
    same amount of drones.  Just sit in place, and rotate using the L/R buttons.
    Use your rapid-fire light blaster.  Starscream takes off again.
    
    Follow him across the water and across the highway.  (You have 1 minute to do
    this.)  The yellow marker is in the middle of a residental area.  Land, and
    you have to take out 5 Autobots in 2 and a half minutes.  He takes off soon
    after, and you alert Megatron to that fact.
    
    Optimus Prime arrives on the scene.  As Megatron, your goal is to wreck him.
    Keep randomly jumping and firing heavy blasters at him.  Don't bother with
    trying to melee Prime - he stands still and cannot be knocked down.  His
    heavy missiles take out a huge chunk of health - so try hard to avoid them.
    Prime's missiles come in a stream of three, so count carefully, and strafe left
    and right just as his streams end.  (Don't bother picking up health with Prime
    on your tail.)
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                                Casino Strip                                 =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                               Final Showdown                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    As yourself, your goal is to weaken a AlllSpark holding Starscream enough so
    that Lord Megatron can take him on.  Starscream stands pretty much still, so
    you can hide behind the cube statue to avoid his missiles or scale a building
    to get away from him.  He has two attacks - one standard heavy missiles and
    one blue-ish close combat ray.  After each attack, he will try to reorient to
    continue blasting you.  If you have a huge form (eg. SWAT Van, 'copter), you
    can try to jump over him.  Melee Starscream in the back about four times to get
    him to drop the AllSpark.  Wait until he walks close to the AllSpark, then pick
    it up and melee him with it.  (The AllSpark appears on the radar as a big red
    triangle and it shoots a giant yellow beam into the air.)
    
    Starscream then takes to the air.  Megatron arrives to crush his little
    traitorous chassis, and the battle begins.  You'd have to catch up with
    Starscream using Megatron's nitro boost in jet form.  Starscream lands in three
    places on the rooftops.  His first landing site is a small ledge with a few
    air conditioning units on top.  His second is a long strip of roof with that
    red billboard on it.  His last is the worst - on top of a tall building with a
    human helicopter shooting at you.  Just continue circle strafing Starscream
    using heavy blasters to finish him off.  You can also collect health, once he's
    landed on any roof - destroy lampposts and cars to get it.  Make sure you
    listen to the sound, and take off after Starscream transforms back into jet
    mode.  (If you can fly well enough, you can take off a good chunk of
    Starscream's health by pelting him in the back with heavy blasters.)  You can
    lose the mission if you lose sight of Starscream, so listen!
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                              Challenge Missions                             =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    Play challenge missions (mini-games) by accessing them from the main menu or
    going to a Gold target marker in a free play map.  They range from breaking
    stuff, to driving, to killing Autobots and to throwing stuff.  You can unlock
    more by getting gold medals in existing challenge missions.
    
    I'd just put the name of the challenge mission, then the amount needed to get
    a shiny gold medal in it.  (I may be missing a few, so I'd need your help.
    Please refer to the About the Author information for contact information.)
    You will be credited for your submissions.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                 Casino Strip                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Name of Mission:  Urban Removal
    Score: 39
    
    Name of Mission:  Swing Batter, Swing
    Score:  14364
    
    Name of Mission:  Losing It
    Score:  1:01.16
    
    Name of Mission:  Trash the Place
    Score:  57850
    
    Name of Mission:  Toss It
    Score:  1121
    
    Name of Mission:  Fly High
    Score:  ???????
    
    Name of Mission:  Roadblock
    Score:  ???????
    
    Name of Mission:  Orb Dash
    Score:  ???????
    
    Name of Mission:  Time Trial
    Score:  ???????
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                  Tranquility                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Name of Mission:  Hold Out
    Score: 1:54:80
    
    Name of Mission:  Vandalism
    Score:  0:46.33
    
    Name of Mission:  Melee Mayhem
    Score:  12260
    
    Name of Mission:  Drone Clean-Uo
    Score:  25
    
    Name of Mission:  Final Orb Race
    Score:  1:06.23
    
    Name of Mission:  Traffic Light  Smash-Up
    Score:  ???????
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                 Qatar Desert                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Name of Mission:  Orb Challenge
    Score:  ???????
    
    Name of Mission:  Jumping The Dunes
    Score:  1308
    
    Name of Mission:  Sweating It
    Score:  27:49:13
    
    Name of Mission:  Collecting Orbs
    Score:  ???????
    
    Name of Mission:  Groups of Three
    Score:  ???????
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                  Hoover Dam                                 *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Name of Mission:  Everything Must Go
    Score:  1740
    
    Name of Mission:  Dam Race
    Score:  0:34.68
    
    Name of Mission:  Own The Drone
    Score:  33
    
    Name of Mission:  Survivor
    Score:  22:09.27
    
    Name of Mission:  Destruction List
    Score:  1:32.50  [Jenn - via email]
    
    Name of Mission:  Collect Them All
    Score:  0:38.52
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                                    Cheats                                   =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    Cheats are unlocked by way of earning Wifi tokens in the AllSpark Wars.  The
    cheats range from extra jumping power to extra vehicle forms to exploding
    everything.  A description of how to earn them follows.
    
    Cheats are activated and deactivatived in the main menu.
    
    Name of Cheat:  Health Regeneration
    How to Unlock:  Earn MAX experience through battle and challenge missions
    What Does It Do?:  When playing as your custom Decepticon, you can slowly
    regain health through time.
    
    Name of Cheat:  Armagedden Mode
    How to Unlock:  Beat the game once
    What Does it Do?:  Everything turns explosive!
    
    Name of Cheat:  Character Select
    How to Unlock:  Beat the game once.
    What Does it Do?:  Allows you to access freeplay as Brawl, Starscream,
    Megatron and Barricade!
    
    Name of Cheat:  Suicidal Civilian Cars (Crazy Cars)
    How to Unlock:  Earn 500 WiFi tokens
    What Does It Do?:  Computer controlled cars will ram you at high speed, even
    if you are in vehicle form.  Increases difficulty of game ten-fold!
    
    Name of Cheat:  Infinite Energy
    How to Unlock:  Earn 1000 WiFi tokens
    What Does It Do?:  Infinite blue ammo bar, means you can shoot heavy blasters
    at will!
    
    Name of Cheat:  Super Jump
    How to Unlock:  Earn 2000 WiFi tokens
    What Does It Do?:  Allows you to jump farther and whatnot.
    
    Name of Cheat:  Top/Down View
    How to Unlock:  Earn 3000 WiFi tokens
    What Does It Do?:  Allows you to view the action from a different camera angle
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                          Action Replay Cheats                               =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    *******************************************************************************
    *                 Transformers: Decepticons (USA and Canada)                  *
    *******************************************************************************
    Game ID:  AFYE 86f6202b
    
    Infinite Life & Weapon Energy
    (Your bar still goes down in the "survival" mini-games)
    520DAC50 E8BD8070
    020DAC54 E5902134
    020DAC60 E580213C
    020DAC6C E5902138
    020DAC78 E5802140
    020DAC80 E5802040
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Experience Code
    (Tap R to be -1 experience to next level!)
    520DAC50 E8BD8070
    020C9158 E5906008
    020C9174 E5905004
    02024D54 E7920100
    020C9168 E1A04000
    94000130 FEFF0000
    020C9158 E5905004
    020C9174 E5806008
    02024D54 E7924100
    020C9168 E2446001
    
    All Vehicles and Characters Unlocked
    0203152C E3A00001
    02031530 E8BD8038
    
    Disable The Timer
    (Useful in Mini-games and even some missions!)
    PRESS SELECT TO TOGGLE ON AND OFF!!!!!!
    520C7A20 E5902018
    94000130 FFF70000
    020C7A24 E082200E
    020C7A30 E082200E
    D1000000 00000000
    94000130 FFFB0000
    020C7A24 E1A00000
    020C7A30 E1A00000
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Crazy Npc
    (NPCS act suicidal!)
    PRESS SELECT TO ENABLE, START TO TURN OFF!!!!
    520D6CB4 E3A0175A
    020D6CB0 EBFF8AB4
    520A68A4 00000001
    523FDFFC 00000001
    020D6CB0 00000000
    D2000000 00000000
    94000130 FFF70000
    023FDFFC 00000000
    D2000000 00000000
    94000130 FFFB0000
    023FDFFC 00000001
    D2000000 00000000
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                    Transformers: Decepticons France                         *
    *******************************************************************************
    Game ID:  AFYF 45b6979c
    
    All Normal Cheats Available
    (Unlocks non-action replay cheats!)
    1217384C 000007FF
    
    All Levels Unlocked
    (Areas and other stuff)
    92173848 FFFE0000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000001
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Characters
    92173848 FFFD0000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000002
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Missions
    92173848 FFFB0000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000004
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Vehicles
    92173848 FFDF0000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000020
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Infinite Ammo/Life Energy
    92173848 FFF70000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000008
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Infinite Energy
    92173848 FEFF0000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000100
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Slow-Motion
    Press SELECT & UP
    94000130 000003BB
    92173848 FFEF0000
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 00000010
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Normal Speed
    Press SELECT & DOWN
    94000130 0000037B
    92173848 FFEF0010
    D9000000 02173848
    D4000000 FFFFFFF0
    D6000000 02173848
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Unlock G1 Starscream
    620ADC40 00000000
    B20ADC40 00000000
    00000004 00000001
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Autobots & Decepticons Vehicles
    Press L and R to before accessing the Vehicle List to Toggle
    620ADBB4 00000000
    B20ADBB4 00000000
    B000000C 00000000
    94000130 FDFF0000
    00000008 0000000A
    0000001C 00000000
    D1000000 00000000
    94000130 FEFF0000
    00000008 00000054
    0000001C 00000001
    D2000000 00000000
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                         Transformers: Decepticons Europe                    *
    *******************************************************************************
    Game ID:  AFYP e03a6127
    
    All Levels Unlocked
    92172A94 FFFE0000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000001
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Characters Unlocked
    92172A94 FFFD0000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000002
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Missions Unlocked
    92172A94 FFFB0000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000004
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Vehicles
    92172A94 FFDF0000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000020
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Infinite Ammo/Life Energy
    92172A94 FFF70000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000008
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Infinite Energy
    92172A94 FEFF0000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000100
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Slow Motion
    Press SELECT & UP
    94000130 000003BB
    92172A94 FFEF0000
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 00000010
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Normal Speed
    Press SELECT & DOWN
    94000130 0000037B
    92172A94 FFEF0010
    D9000000 02172A94
    D4000000 FFFFFFF0
    D6000000 02172A94
    D2000000 00000000
    
    All Normal Cheats Available
    (Unlocks non-action replay cheats!)
    12172A98 000007FF
    
    Character Runs Faster
    2207D305 0000001C
    
    Unlock G1 Starscream
    620ADC2C 00000000
    B20ADC2C 00000000
    00000004 00000001
    D2000000 00000000
    
    Autobots and Decepticons Vehicle Select
    Press L or R to toggle
    620ADB94 00000000
    B20ADB94 00000000
    B000000C 00000000
    94000130 FDFF0000
    00000008 0000000A
    0000001C 00000000
    D1000000 00000000
    94000130 FEFF0000
    00000008 00000054
    0000001C 00000001
    D2000000 00000000
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                             Extra Vehicle Forms                             *
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Name of Vehicle:  Generation 1 Starscream
    How to Unlock:  Either earn 2500 WiFi tokens or download the Transformers: DS
    trailer at Target stores.  (North America only)
    
    Name of Vehicle:  Funky Bus
    How to Unlock:  Connect to the AllSpark Wars server for the first time.
    
    Name of Vehicle:  Love Cruiser
    How to Unlock:  Earn 250 WiFi tokens
    
    Name of Vehicle:  Stunt Car
    How to Unlock:  Earn 750 WiFi tokens
    
    Name of Vehicle:  Scout Car
    How to Unlock:  Earn 1500 WiFi tokens
    
    Name of Vehicle:  Construction Car
    How to Unlock:  Beat the game once!
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                            Cheap Trick in Freeplay                          *
    *******************************************************************************
    Got a high threat level?  Need a health boost right this cycle?  Press "Start"
    to bring up your vehicle form change menu, then select "Confirm".  Cancel your
    action with a B button press, and you are back in the game with a full health
    bar and no threat level!
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                             Playable Decepticons                            =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    Custom Deception:  You!  You are quite mutable, and can switch vehicle forms at
    will.  I find that the Chopper and bigger forms have better firepower and
    better armor, while the faster cars have weaker armor.
    
    Barricade:  A black tinted Decepticon with horns on his head.  He turns into a
    police car.  He's a pretty fast SOB, but is pretty weak.  Use his heavy blaster
    to turn Autobots into swiss cheese.
    
    Blackout:  A metallic grey chopper who turns into a tall Decepticon with his
    rotors strapped to his back.  Slightly stronger than Barricade, and can some
    what take more hits than Barricade before popping out of vehicle form.
    
    Brawl:  A literal tank, he turns enemies into spare parts at the blink of an
    eye.  Unfortunately, he's slower than a frozen milkshake.  Use his light
    blaster - his heavy blaster tends to miss targets.  He's also good at melee,
    so use that...especially against slow moving targets!
    
    Megatron:  Oooo...the Big Cheese!  The big Kahuna morphs into a Cybertronian
    jet instead of his original Cybertronian pistol.  He's fast, and he has full
    firepower capabilities.  His heavy blaster tends to track downwards, although.
    In Jet mode, you can hover in the air by applying air brakes with the A
    button.
    
    Starscream:  A Decepticon who turns into a regular human Jetfighter.  He has
    about the same stats as Megatron, except he lacks the firepower that his boss
    'bot has.  His light blaster doesn't extend too far away from his body.
    
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                                     WiFi                                    =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    WiFi isn't that interesting in Decepticons - but it does provide you with a
    sense of your skill level in the Transformers online community.  The WiFi
    function is called the "AllSpark Wars".
    
    Oh yeah, and if you want, you can link your Game Id with an account on the
    Official Transformers Website.  From the main AllSpark Wars menu, head to
    "Website Login", and write down your game id.
    
    Head to www.transformersgame.com/ds to and follow the instructions for
    registering.  Now you can see yourself on the leaderboards!
    
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                AllSpark Wars                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    The AllSpark Wars pits Decepticon against Autobot in a neverending series of
    Challenge missions for control of fragments of the AllSpark.  Every day, you
    can download and play a Challenge mission from the server.  You can play
    however many times you like, and the total score is uploaded to the server.
    At the end of each day (24 hours), the total scores of all Decepticons and
    Autobots are tallied together.  The team with the bigger point total gains the
    AllSpark fragment.  When all the battles are complete (eg. the cube is
    completely filled in with color), the total winner of that AllSpark is
    declared.  There are 7 pieces of the AllSpark in total to battle for.
    
    So, what do you get from this?  WiFi tokens, which are used to unlock new
    vehicle forms and cheats.  You get tokens just for competing, for winning a
    battle, and an astounding amount just for winning control of the entire
    AllSpark.
    
    The battles are always Challenge missions - so get cracking on practicing your
    Challenge missions!
    
    (I've noticed the Decepticons seem to do better at Challenge missions that
    involve destruction or the endurance missions.  Better hope Nintendo keeps
    uploading these missions for us!)
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                                Local Play                                   =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    Ah, multiplayer is done DS to DS or local play.  If you have a friend who has
    a copy of Decepticons and a DS, then you can play a standard Halo 3 inspired
    game of "frag first, ask questions later" or a "get the ball to the target"
    type game.
    
    You can access "multiplayer" from the main menu.  Hosts can change rules,
    while people who join can't.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                    Modes                                    *
    *******************************************************************************
    Deathmatch - standard, let's rack up as many enemy deaths as possible.  Pits
    you as your favorite custom form Decepticon against other players who can use
    different machines.  Level is important here, so be careful against your
    enemies!
    
    AllSpark Sports - find the AllSpark and bring it to a marker to score.  Look
    out for enemy fire, and make sure you have a teammate to protect you!
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                    Teams                                    *
    *******************************************************************************
    Teams are denoted by color, with four different colors serving as the marker.
    Red, blue, yellow and gray.  In AllSpark Sports, there are only red and blue
    teams.  (It's an arrow beside your character name.)
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                              Frag or Score Limit                            *
    *******************************************************************************
    You or your team wins when they get either 3, 5, or 7 wins to their name.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                    Location                                 *
    *******************************************************************************
    Four locations to choose from, Arena, Power Plant, Docks and Cybertron!  I like
    to play deathmatch mode in Cybertron, lots of hiding spots.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                     Rules                                   *
    *******************************************************************************
    Toggle between "normal", "vehicles only" and "robot only".  Make it harder or
    easier for people who don't like using cars or robots.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                                 Choose Robot                                *
    *******************************************************************************
    Once unlocked (beat the game), you can battle others with your favorite famous
    Decepticons or your original character.
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                                    Glitches                                 =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                            The Color Test Glitch                            *
    *******************************************************************************
    Sometimes, when jumping or doing a ground pound, the game doesn't process
    graphics correctly.  Instead of a cratered patch or a damaged floor, there is
    a bunch of dots that resemble a color test pattern on your television at night.
    Fortunatey, it's annoying but not terminal.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    *                        The Dropping Percentage Point                        *
    *******************************************************************************
    Sometimes, shutting off the game when in a mission (either story or challenge)
    without quitting causes a few percentage points to be lost.  This is a very bad
    thing that can't be remedied, save for starting over with a new file.  It
    usually happens when you replay a Story Mission through the menu, instead of
    playing through normally.
    
    Make sure that you always quit a mission.
    
    ***UPDATE:  You can fix this glitch, if you remember in what location you were
    when you turned off the game.  (Casino Strip, Tranquility, Quatar Desert or
    Hoover Dam).  Head into freeplay mode (after you've beaten the game), and
    select the location that you were in.  For example, I quit during the
    Communications Breakdown level - so I'd head to the Hoover Dam.  You should
    see a green icon (a story mission?).  Play it, and beat it, and you'd continue
    with the story.  Continue through the rest of the missions to restore your
    missing percentage points.
    
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    =                                About The Author                             =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
    *waves*  Yeah, it's me, astrangeone.  I'm a 24 year old walking cliche.  I plan
    to write more faqs for some games I find are impossible or just really really
    hard.  You can contact me with changes and corrections or questions either on
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    put "Decepticons Transformers FAQ" in any email you send, or else it will be
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    Don't send me viruses, letters asking me out (I'm a tried and true dyke.), or
    evil SPAM.  (Both kinds, even the one that contains ham will be rejected.)
    
    Also, check out my video reviews of DS games on youtube.com.  My channel is:
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    ** It is a queer friendly channel.
    
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    =                                  Legalese                                   =
    ===============================================================================
    ===============================================================================
    
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