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                            [ P L A Y E R ' S   G U I D E ]
    
                                      BY: MimicMasterAX (MimicMasterAX@HotMail.COM)
    
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    =====================[ T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S ]=====================
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    01                                                                 INTRODUCTION
                                                                         - The Game
                                                                        - The Guide
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    02                                                                     CONTROLS
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    03                                                                  GAME BLOCKS
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    04                                                                   TIME ZONES
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    05                                                                   GAME MODES
                                                                      - Battle Mode
                                                                  - Tournament Mode
                                                                       - Blitz Mode
                                                                          - Credits
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    06                                                                   STRATEGIES
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    07                                                                  MULTIPLAYER
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    08                                                       IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS
                                                             - Copyright Agreements
                                                                          - Contact
                                                                        - Thanks To
                                                             - Author's Final Notes
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    ==========================[ I N T R O D U C T I O N ]==========================
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        Hiyall! Welcome to the ULTIMATE guide of Fortress for GameBoy Advance in
    the world! If you need help, this is THE place to be!
    
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        Do you like Tectris? Do you like Rampart? Or how about Legos? If you like
    all these or other puzzle games, you'll love Fortress.
    
        In this game you have to build a castle (fortress) to protect your
    civilians, who are called Twerps in the game. Then, you can use weapons to
    destroy your opponent's castle, at the same time, racking up lots of points!
    The nature can do dammage too! Watch out for Dinosaurs, Dragon, and even UFOs!
    
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        Well, I wanted to make a guide for this game the first time I saw some
    screenshots, and here I am. Let's start!
    
    
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    ==============================[ C O N T R O L S ]==============================
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    [ M E N U ]
    
    START - Select
    SELECT - Cancel
    A - Select
    B - Nothing
    L - Nothing
    R - Nothing
    NAV PAD - Navigate
    
    [ I N   G A M E ]
    
    START - Pause
    SELECT - Nothing
    A - Switch Position
    B - Switch Position
    L - Chop off 3 Vertical Rows but lose 200 points or more
    R - Look at your opponent's castle
    UP - Drop down fast
    LEFT - Move block left
    RIGHT - Move block right
    DOWN - Drop down
    
    
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    ===========================[ G A M E   B L O C K S ]===========================
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        There are some blocks in the game, and I am going to show you each one of
    them. Each has variations, and I am not going to draw all of the variations...
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    |_|  |_|  |_|      |_|  |_|_    _|_|     _      _
    |_|  |_|  |_|_    _|_|  |_|_|  |_|_|   _|_|_   |_|_
    |_|  |_|  |_|_|  |_|_|    |_|  |_|    |_|_|_|  |_|_|
    
        Use these blocks to create 3 by 2 or bigger combos. Then the blocks will
    transform into walls or bricks or towers. They are stronger than normal blocks.
    A 8 by 3 block can give you a wizard tower, which sends an animal weapon to
    attack your opponent. When you put something on top of towers, they will
    re-transform into walls.
    
        When your castle get dammaged, blocks may transform into rubble. When you
    drop something on rubbles, you will have more rubbles. You either have to wait
    until it clears out, or a Twerp repairs it.
    
        Now there is another block, which I call mod block. It's a 2x2, and it is
    special because it can be either a weapon, a bomb, or a barrack that send
    Twerps to repair your castle. You can change between each other, but there are
    a limit of 4 weapons. Once you set them down, protect it by building walls
    around it. Also, when you drop it on an unsafe place, it will break into
    rubble. Here's an example:
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        v
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        There are 4 time zones in the game. In each, there are a particular animal
    which strikes your castle from time to time. Also, your Twerps, cannons, and
    castle walls look unique for each zone.
    
    [MEDIEVAL ERA]
    
        There are Armored Twerps protecting your building. You have cannons to
    attack. The wizard Tower summons flying dragons.
    
    [PREHISTORIC ERA]
    
        There are Dinosaurs attacking your castles, Caveman Twerps repairing, and
    you have ancient catapults for attacking. The skull Tower summons Pterodactyl.
    
    [PIRATE ERA]
    
        Watch out for giant Squid, while keeping your pirate Twerps safe. The
    cannons are similar to the Medieval era. Your hut Tower summons parots.
    
    [SPACE ERA]
    
        There are Green Fruits attacking your fortress, Space Man Twerps living
    inside your castle, and lasers for attacking. The wierd Tower summons UFOs.
    
    
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        This is a single round of battle. Choose your era and start the battle.
    
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    -------------------------------[Tournament Mode]-------------------------------
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        This is the big one. You have to pass all four Eras to win the Tournament
    mode.
    
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    ----------------------------------[Blitz Mode]---------------------------------
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        This is like Battle Mode, but you need more speed, because there are more
    weapons, which means more destruction. The limit of cannons augments also!
    
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    -----------------------------------[Credits]-----------------------------------
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    CREATIVE DIRECTOR
      Joseph Sutton
    
    DIRECTOR OF GAME DEVELOPEMENT
      David Elmekies
    
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
      Dan Kitchen
    
    ART DIRECTOR
      Frank Lam
    
    DESIGN & CODING
      Paul Mazurek
      Nick Halstead
    
    GUI PROGRAMMING
      David Kobrin
    
    GRAPHICS
      Terrence Norwood
      Frank Lam
    
    MARKETING DIRECTOR
      Mark Rudolph
    
    QA MANAGER
      Rai Iodice
    
    TESTING
      Eric Jezercak
      Kevin Kurdes
      Russ Mock
    
    MANUAL
      Dan Kitchen
    
    MUSIC & SFX
      Manfred Linzner
    
    BOX ART
      Frank Lam
    
    SPECIAL THANKS TO
      Morris and Jesse Sutton
    
    THE END!
    
    
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    ============================[ S T R A T E G I E S ]============================
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    - The game is slightly different than tectris. Little gaps don't mind. You need
      walls and you need them fast.
    
    - When you start a game, push the flags toward your opponent to increase your
      building range by putting blocks near the flags. Then build like crazy before
      you can attack.
    
    - Always watch your opponent and change your mode between Attacking and
      Defending, judging from his castle layout.
    
    - When given a bomb, try to bomb weapons or weak blocks.
    
    - When you make a wall, try to make another one asap. You can have bonus
      multiplyers when you do.
    
    - Try to build a small vertical block, then extend on top of it. So when you
      get bombed, all of your blocks from the top drop down and you may create even
      more walls this way. I won many times using this formula. Dynamite!
    
    - Try making lots of wall, which can give you bonus!
    
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    ===========================[ M U L T I P L A Y E R ]===========================
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        On Multiplayer, you can battle your friend in a frenzy castle building,
    point racking game. You need 2 GBAs, 2 game Paks, and 1 GB Link. Then select 2
    Players from the menu in both machines. Tada! Don't forget you can use [R] to
    look at your opponent's castle.
    
    
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    -----------------------------[Copyright Agreements]----------------------------
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        All materials in this document are copyrighted by Mimicmasterax. Some are
    taken from the game <Fortress>, by majesco. You may not take this document or
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    E-mail: MimicMasterAX@HotMail.COM
    
    Questions: Use 'Questions for FORTRESS GUIDE' as title.
    
    - I will appreciate it if you use proper language and state which part of the
      guide or of the game you are referring to.
    
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    ----------------------------------[Thanks To]----------------------------------
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    SPECIAL THANKS TO:
    
    GameFAQs for posting my guide!
    Majesco for making a superb game!
    
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        I hope you enjoyed my guide. I've always tried my best to help people. I
    just loved this guide. If you need further assistant, I will be happy to answer
    all of your questions if you e-mail me.
    
        I said "This is my final guide this summer." when I started my guide on
    MegaMan EXE Battle Network, but I decided to do a guide on this game today.
    
        Fortress is a trademark of Majesco.
    
                                                     Copyright 2001  MimicMasterAX
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