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    Version: 1.20 | Updated: 01/14/03 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    AnimalCrosser13
    Version *1.20*
    1/12/03
    Tiggster3@AOL.com
    Walkthrough
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    Table of Contents
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    I............Introduction
    II...........Version
    III..........Controls
    IV...........Walkthrough
    V............Scoring
    VI...........Pinball Map
    VII..........FAQ
    VIII.........What's to Come
    IX...........Credit
    
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    I. Introduction
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    Pinball is a E-Reader game that was originally made for the NES. E-Readers
    sell at $39.99 and Pinball sells at $4.99. Pinball also comes with some
    E-Readers. Pinball is a classic game and was originally made for arcades.
    Because Pinball is a very random game, and no 2 games are alike, it
    is impossible to make a perfect walkthrough. This walkthrough is here to help
    if have questions or why is something not working. Now, onto the meat of the
    guide.
    
    
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    II. Version
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    Version *1.20* 1/13/02
    I fixed many spelling and grammer errors. I added 'Spades' to my walkthrough
    
    Version *1.10* 1/14/03
    I added a FAQ section. I worked on the What's to come section also.
    
    Version *1.00* 1/6/03
    I have added more to the Walkthrough and the scoring.
    
    Version *0.60* 1/2/03
    
    I plan on finishing this some other time after I get advice from friends, but
     today I finished the controls and credit section of my guide. I worked on
    the walkthrough, scoring, Pinball maps, and what to expect sections and will
    eventually finish them.
    
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    III. Controls
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    First of all and most important is the controls. I got this information from
    the E-Reader card that came with it. These buttons are the main buttons used
    in the game.
    
    The D-Pad       Start/Select           A Button/B Button
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    Controls Left    Start: Start or Pause   A: Operate right flipper or launch
       Flipper       Select: Choose A or B.  ball. B: Same as A.
    
    Also pressing L + R resets game.
    
    
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    IV. Walkthrough
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    You start the game with a screen showing in big pink letters 'Pinball' and
    underneath it '1 Player Game A' and '1 Player Game B'. At the bottom of the
    screen is the words '1983 Nintendo CO..LTD'. Game A is easy and Game B is
    hard. In game B the ball moves faster and gives you less reaction time. Press
    select to switch to A or B and press start to select one.
    
    It will then show the pinball table. Wait a few seconds, hold the A button,
    and release it. I do not think the power of the launch effects the score much
    ,as it bounces around any ways when it gets to the top. There you will see
    3 pathways all lined up like this:
            o ___         1000          _______
           o /   \  500          500   /       \
          o /     \                   /         \
          o I B    I    I      I     I   ____   I
          o I     /     I      I     I__/    \  I
           o \   /                       500 I  I
            o \_I      _____             _A  I  I
                      /     \           / \  I  I
                     I  100  I          \ I  I  I
                      \_____/           I I  I  I
    
    The ball will randomly bounce around at the top, above the 500s and 1000. It
    will eventually fall down and probably fall onto the 100 ball. After bouncing
    around for a while it will fall down to the 2 flippers. You should hit it then
    it will randomly and go to another part of the screen. Everything next is
    completely randomized so I can't tell you what will happen next, only what
    might.
    
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    THE SLOTS
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    If the ball goes to the right side of the screen and goes in the green
    area past the white line(A) it will start a slot machine which has 3 different
    pictures and 3 slots. The first picture is a 3, the second a 7, and last, a
    penguin. If the ball hits the red moving platform it will stop 1 slot. If you
    get all 3s you win 3,300 points and a block for 6 seconds. The block stops
    most balls from falling through. All 7s wins you 7,700 points and 14 second
    block. Finally if you get 3 penguins the block is raised and won't go down
    until the ball goes through the left or right hole. All points are doubled
    when you have 3 penguins.
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    +Be very careful when you have 3 penguins, if you leave up in the air you can+
    +earn some major points. Sending the ball through the left tunnel will rack  +
    +up a lot of points.                                                         +
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    The Jackpot
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    If you hit the left block(B) a number will change. It starts at 100 and adds
    100 each time you hit it. If you hit it once, 100. Twice, 300 total and so on.
    There is a table up to 10 hits in the scoring section. This can be very
    helpful for racking up points.
    
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    The Birdies
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    At the bottom of the lower pinball table, just above the flippers is 3 eggs.
    If you hit one of the eggs with a pinball a baby chicken appears. If you hit
    a baby chicken with the pinball it will disappear.
    
    If you get 3 birds 2 bumpers will appear. One will appear at the left and one
    at the right. These are very helpful and will stop a lot of balls from
    falling.
    
    This does not give you any points what so ever.
    
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    Lane Lights
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    On the left hand side of the lower table is 7 lights. They appear as yellow
    blocks and have the numbers 1 through 7 on them. Hitting 1 earns 100 points
    and hitting them all gives you 2,000 points plus the already scored 600.
    
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    Spades
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    In the lower screen, there are 5 cards at the top. Each card is seperated from
    the others by a bar. If the ball hits one of these cards, it flips over and is
    a spade. The cards are from left to right: 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. One
    card flipped over is worth 500 points. All the cards flipped over is worth
    a whopping 5,000 points.
    
    
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    V. Scoring
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    100 Ball: 100
    3 3s: 3,300
    3 7s: 7,700
    500 Path: 500
    1000 Path: 1,000
    Bouncing at top: 10
    Hitting Pink Block: 100
    _-The Jackpot-_  (Remember, the number is total:])
    1 Hit: 100
    2 Hit: 300
    3 Hit: 600
    4 Hit: 1000
    5 Hit: 1500
    6 Hit: 2100
    7 Hit: 2800
    8 Hit: 3600
    9 Hit: 4500
    10 Hit: 5500
    _-Lane Lights-_
    1 Hit: 100
    7 Hit: 2,000
    _-Spades-_
    1 Flip: 500
    5 Flips: 5,000
    
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    VII. Pinball Map
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    This is what the Pinball Screen looks like.
    
    Screen 1(Top)
    
    
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       +      ________________________________________      +
       +     / o ___         1000           _______   \     +
       +    / o /   \  500          500    /       \   \    +
       +   / o /     \                    /         \  I    +
       +   I o I      I    I      I      I   ____   I  I    +
       +   I o I     /     I      I      I__/    \  I  I    +
       +    \ o \   /                       500  I  I  I    +
       +     \ o \_I      _____             _    I  I  I    +
       +      \          /     \           / \   I  I  I    +
       +       \        I  100  I          \ I   I  I  I    +
       +       II        \_____/           I I   I  I  I    +
       +       II                          I I   I  I  I    +
       +       II      _____               I I   I  I  I    +
       +       II     I_____I              I I   I  I  I    +
       +       II                          I I   I  I  I    +
       +      /                            I_I   I  I  I    +
       +     /       NINTENDO                \   I  I  I    +
       +    /                                 \  /          +
       +  _/                                   _/           +
       +  /                                    I            +
       + I                                     I____        +
       + I                                          \       +
       + I                                  __       \      +
       + \                                 /  \       \     +
       +  \                               /    \ EXIT I     +
       +   I_________          __________I      \_____I     +
       +    LEFT FLIPPER       RIGHT FLIPPER                +
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    More to come...
    
    
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    VII. FAQ
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    Just in case you don't know, FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions.
    
    Q: Is Pinball 2-Player?
    A: No, it is not 2-Player but you can always take turns.
    
    Q: How much does this game cost?
    A: $4.99. Any more is way too much.
    
    Q: May I contact you for any number of reasons?
    A: I do not wish to be contacted at all because I am afraid of viruses.
    
    Q: Are my scores saved?
    A: No, scores are not saved. I think that Nintendo may release a "memory card"
    of sorts though eventually.
    
    Q: May I use this guide on my site?
    A: NO, YOU MAY NOT.
    
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    VII. What's to Come
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    -Better Walkthrough
    -More Pinball Maps
    -More Scores
    -Mario Minigame
    
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    VIII. Credit
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    I give credit to:
        -CJayC for hopefully posting my guide
        -Nintendo for making this game
        -me for typing this thing out
    
    Copyright AnimalCrosser13 2003
    
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