___ ____ ___ ____ ____ ____ __ __ _____ __ __ / / | | | | | \ | __| | \ | \ / | | _ | | \ | | / / | | | | | | || | | \_ | " | | \/ | | |_| | | \| | \ \ | / | | | || | | _| | / ___ | | | _ | | | \ \ | | | | | || | | / | |\\ |___| | |\ /| | | | | | | |\ | / / | | | | | | | |___ | | \\ | | \/ | | | | | | | | \ | /__/ |__| \__| |____/ |____/ |_| \\ |/ \| |_| |_| |__| \_| Mysterio's Menace Power-up Location FAQ By Kaas _____________________ / \ | Introduction | \_____________________/ Welcome to this small in-depth FAQ for the fun game "Spider-man: Mysterio's Menace" for the GameBoy Advance. In it, you'll be playing through the levels as everyone's favorite hero Spider-man. Of course, as in most games, you start out rather bare and naked (except for the costume, of course). So, let's find some power-ups to increase your abilities! Some of these power-ups are rather hard to find, so I decided to write this little FAQ. This guide may contain a few small spoilers, so if you don't want pieces of the game spoiled for you, stay clear until you finished it (you can always come back to other levels as long as you don't defeat the final boss). If you have something to add to this FAQ, spotted some mistakes or simply have something to tell me, drop me an E-Mail. My adress is Kaas(dot)Bink(at) GMail(dot)com. Feel free to write me! _____________________ / \ | Version History | \_____________________/ Version 1.0 - 3/23/2006 The indepth FAQ is done. If I get any mail or hear something I missed, I'll probably update it, but I think I've got everything. ___________ / \ | Power-ups | \___________/ There's a grand total of 10 different power-ups to be found, scattered throughout 7 levels. They are all listed below, and I included the effects and locations of them all. Enjoy! DOWNTOWN - Fluid Upgrade: When you tie up an enemy, it will take him longer to free himself from the webbing if you have this upgrade (it will take him about 3 seconds longer). PIER 54 - Heavy Impact Web: Instead of just dealing some damage and knocking the enemies a bit back, this upgrade deals damage and actually knocks the enemies down. Very useful. - Spider Belt: This belt enables you to carry an additional two web cartridges. EMPIRE METALS - Web Compressor: When you get this upgrade, you'll be spending less webbing when you swing or shoot web at enemies. - Left Wrist Container: When you get this item, you're able to carry one more web cartridge with you. It's very useful. MUSEUM - Right Wrist Container: With this container, you can carry one more web cartridge. - Thermal Suit: It's basically the same as the Electric Suit, but with fire instead of electricity. You can move through flames now, but you will still be hurt by them when you're in them for too long. NIGHTCLUB - Armor Suit: You will receive less damage when you get hurt. CHEMCORP - Electric Suit : With this suit, you're able to move through electric wires (you will still take a little damage if you're standing in them for too long, though). AMUSEMENT PARK - Symbiote Suit : Not only does it look good, it also regenerates health and webbing. _____________________ / \ | Power-ups Locations | \_____________________/ Level: Downtown Upgrade: Fluid Upgrade Requirements: None, this is one of the upgrades you can get anytime. How to get it: You start this level on top of a building. Jump and swing forward to cling to the next wall and clim up (there's a billboard for attorneys there). Walk to the right and swing to the next building. Swing to the next roof. If you swung high enough, you've probably already noticed the power-up above you. If you haven't, simply swing to the next roof (it's the famous Daily Bugle!). Now, jump and swing to the left to find your first upgrade, the Formula Upgrade (it looks a bit like a bottle). Level: Empire Metals Upgrade: Left Wrist Container Requirements: None, this is one of the upgrades you can get anytime. Location: From the start, go right and jump over the barrels. Keep going until you see a wall, which you should scale to find a way to keep going to the right. Swing across the molten metal and go right to find some solid ground under your feet again. Walk to the right until you see a place you can jump up to and climb (it's just a small wall hanging in midair). If done correctly, you should see some kind of yellow cogwheels spinning on the right side of the wall. Now, get as close as possible to them without actually touching them and jump to the right. At the top of your jump, start swinging. You should adhere to the other wall on the right side. Climb up a bit to find more yellow cogwheels, so just jump and swing to the left and climb up the previous wall again. When you reach the top of the wall, just go left to find the Left Wrist Container (it looks like a red bracelet). Upgrade: Web Compressor Requirements: None, this is one of the upgrades you can get anytime. Location: Go through the first two screens (the first one being the one where you got the Left Wrist Container, the second being the short passage with the guns). When you get in the third screen, walk to the right until you see a big, red container spilling molten metal. Jump to the left and cling to wall there. Now, climb up until you see those yellow cogwheels again. Get as close to the as possible, then jump to the right and swing twice. You should see a orange/red Spidey emblem floating around there, which you should get (it might take a few tries). You're now invincible (and stronger). Finish your swinging to the right, and jump climb up the right wall. Keep crawling up and you should see some more yellow cogwheels and a metal saw. No problem, you're now invincible, remember? Just walk through them to get the Web Compressor upgrade (it looks basically the same as the Fluid Upgrade). Level: Nightclub Upgrade: Armor Suit Requirements: You need to have completed the level "Downtown" before you can start playing this level. Location: From the beginning, go through the most right door to enter the night club. Now stand on the edge of the platform you're standing on (on the right edge). If you jump, you can see a platform in the air (above the big lamp). The easiest way to get there is to swing to the right, cling on the most right wall, crawl up and jump and swing to the left. Once you've reached it, get in the door and go left to find the Armor Suit (a blue/red suit with some yellow emblem on it). Level: Chemcorp Upgrade: Electric Suit Requirements: You need to have finished the level "Empire Metals" to be able to play this level. Location: Make your way past the first screen (it's big and confusing). You now get to a few puzzles concerning lasers and plastic tubes. Make your way through the first two puzzles (with laser 1, 2 and 3) and go to the last puzzle (with laser 4 and 5). Go to the place where you can disable laser 4 (it's the box behind the laser (you have to shoot it with web to defeat it). The Electric Suit is located directly above you (too bad you're in one of the tubes now...). Move to the right and drop out of the tube. Jump and swing to the right. There, climb up until you reach some electric wires (don't touch them). Swing to the left and cling to the tube (watch out for the electric wires on a floating platform while swinging). Now climb up, stand at the most right edge of the tube and swing to the right. If done correctly, you should cling to the wall directly above the electric wires. Now simply crawl to the left to collect the suit. Level: Pier 54 Upgrade: Spider Belt Requirements: you'll need the Eletric Suit (which can be found in "Chemcorp"). Location: At the beginning of the level, jump on the green truck to the right. Now jump up and cling to the sign on the wall. Now, crawl to the top of the building and move to the right until you can drop down. Drop down and take the Spider Belt (a red belt with a yellow "buckle"). Upgrade: Heavy Impact Web Requirements: None, you can get this upgrade anytime. Location: First, move through the first screen (outside) and the second screen (inside a boat). When you begin at the third screen, the upgrade is located directly above you, on top of the ship (but you can't seem to reach it..). Just keep moving to the right, past the crates and stand on the highest rooftop of the green building. Now jump and cling to the wall on the right (below you are some webfluid refills). Crawl up, but not all the way up. The idea is to jump to the left, then keep on swinging until you reach the roof of the ship at the beginning. Your first jump must be a high as the invisible border of the level (ie. you must not get pushed down by the "sky"). Now, when your initial jump has succeeded, you'll need to time your swings exactly right (press A at the highest of your swing, right after the "somersault" you do while swinging). Keep on swinging to reach the roof where the upgrade is located (it might take you a few tries, though). The upgrade looks like a spinning bottle. Level: Museum Upgrade: Right Wrist Container Requirements: None, but if you should happen to have the Thermal Suit already the job's a bit more easy. Location: At the beginning of the level, go to the right until you see two doors. Go through the most right door, then walk to the left until you reach some fire. Cling to the ceiling and wait for the fire to be low for a few seconds. When that happens, quickly crawl to the left. Once you're there, crawl up to the next fire. Repeat the sequence and take the Right Wrist Container. Upgrade: Thermal Suit Requirements: None, you can take it anytime (provided you unlocked this level) Location: At the beginning of the level, go to the right until you see two doors. Take the left door and move to the right. Now go through the white door you see. Move to the right and you'll notice the fire. Climb across the ceiling until you see a brown giant moon/coin/artifact. Position yourself in the middle of it and drop down. Press down + A to drop down the hole (you'll fall into some flames, but they won't really damage you; you could always swing to the left when you're near the bottom, but it's very tricky, so I don't really recommend it). Go through the door you see on your left and claim the Thermal Suit (the blue square with flames on it). Level: Amusement Park Upgrade: Symbiote Suit Requirements: Having completed all 6 levels to open up the final level (Amusement Park), where it is located. Location: Make it past the first two screens (the first screen is outside with the clowns, the second one is inside some kind of castle with skeletons). When you enter the third screen (you're still inside the castle), just keep moving to the right. Go past the skeleton and the clown, the swing across the small spike pits (you might wanna webshoot the clown of the middle platform first). Go right and make you way up, dodging skeletons and spike on the side of the walls. You're now standing in front of a giant spike pit. And that's where the final upgrade can be found. There's a small spot on the floor where there are no spikes. You need to drop down there. My suggestion is to jump to the right, swing once, drop down a bit, swing one more time to the right and then keep swinging left and right while descending until you see the hole. It's very hard, but after a few times you'll get the hang of it. Remember, when you touch a spike, you die. Now, once you're in the hole, keep looking at the right wall. As soon as it ends, swing to the right (it ends after a few seconds of falling). Swing one more time, then drop down a bit again. Then, swing to left until you reach solid ground. Now, simply keep going until you find the awesome Symbiote Suit! _____________________ / \ | Special Thanks | \_____________________/ CJayC - For creating GameFAQs and allowing me to host my work on it. Lagoona, NatashaQuick, SoftReset - For helping me with the lay-out of the FAQ. Schlave - For having an already great FAQ for this game hosted. He actually helped me out a few times. _____________________ / \ | Legal Stuff | \_____________________/ This walkthrough, and all it's content (including the ASCII), is Copyrighted, 2005 by Jaap van Zon. This walkthrough is only allowed on www.gamefaqs.com. 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