\ / M M EEE N N \ / MM MM E NN N \ / M M M M E N N N *  M M M EE N N N / \ M M E N N N / \ M M E N NN / \ M M EEE N N ...Reign of Apocalypse - Full FAQ/Walkthrough Author - Tom Buckwalter "Dr. Kynes" Posted only at www.gamefaqs.com. EMAIL --> tbuckwalter[at]gmail[dot]com (***) VERSION FINAL (***) **LEGAL** Contact: tbuckwalter[at]gmail[dot]com if you need to use any part of my FAQ. This Document is Copyrighted By Tom Buckwalter in 2003-2006. GameFAQs is allowed to place this on their site. http://www.cheats.de is allowed to place this on their site. (Only because its German) This document may be reproduced only if: 1. It is distributed without a fee. 2. It is distributed unedited or not abridged. ------------------------------------------------------- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ -TIMELINE- (00%) February 3rd, 2003 -10:52 AM- Beat the game with Wolverine (00%) February 3rd, 2003 -12:01 PM- What? No guides for this game!? (01%) February 3rd, 2003 - 3:20 PM- Started typing this guide! (30%) February 3rd, 2003 - 9:15 PM- Finished Stages 1-6, modifed layout. (45%) February 4rd, 2003 - 5:50 PM- Finished Stage 7, added tips section. (50%) February 4rd, 2003 -10:30 PM- Finished Character Section (75%) February 5th, 2003 - 3:29 PM- Finished Point System, and Stages 8 & 9. (79%) February 5th, 2003 - 4:04 PM- Corrected One Error and Ending Section. (85%) February 5th, 2003 - 4:40 PM- Finished Character Point System. (100%)February 5th, 2003 - 5:15 PM- TIPS/CREDITS/POINT SYSTEM/Stages 10-12 (100%)June 10th, 2003 - 5:30 PM- Fixed a few odds and ends and EMAILS. (100%)November 8th, 2003 - 8:59 PM- Legality Change (100%)November 9th, 2005 -11:07 AM- Email/Grammar Changes (100%)March 5th, 2006 - 1:08 PM- Removed 18 errors ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION Characters Character Point System Point Mechanics Items Tips Stage 01 Stage 02 Stage 03 Stage 04 Stage 05 Stage 06 Stage 07 Stage 08 Stage 09 Stage 10 Stage 11 Stage 12 Ending Emails Credits <:-:-: INTRODUCTION :-:-:> x-Men Reign of Apocalypse was released in North America 09/27/2001. There are four selectable characters: Wolverine, Storm, Rogue and Cyclops. This game is roughly based on those awesome arcade games, where you pick 1 of 12 characters and battle through countless enemies. The arcade game is very delightful, especially with a few friends. This game for gameboy advance is not as fun as the arcade, but its still fun to play and beat if you have 1-2 hours of spare time. This FAQ is to give you an understanding of each stage, what to expect in each stage, and few tips for if you are just starting or are CONFUSED. ======================\\ -Characters- ======================// (Wolverine) REALNAME: LOGAN HEIGHT: 5' 3'' WEIGHT: 195 LBS **SPECIALTIES** -FAST HEALING -METAL SKELETON -RAZOR SHARP CLAWS (Storm) REALNAME: ORORO MUNROE HEIGHT: 5' 11'' WEIGHT: 127 LBS **SPECIALTIES** -ABILITY TO CONTROL WEATHER (Cyclops) REALNAME: SCOTT SUMMERS HEIGHT: 6' 3'' WEIGHT: 185 LBS **SPECIALTIES** -PROJECTS ENERGY BEAM FROM EYES (Rogue) REALNAME: UNREVEALED HEIGHT: 5' 8'' WEIGHT: 120 LBS **SPECIALTIES** -SUPER STRENGTH -ABSORBS MUTANT POWER =========================\\ -Character Point System- =========================// This game is a side scrolling beat-em-up' game. Other games in this category are Double Dragon or Streets of Rage. However at the end of each stage in X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse, you are given 2 points to allocate to any three categories that will improve your character. MUTANT POWER: Every point put into this category will add more attacks to your powered up or special attack (see tips). This is a neat category to upgrade. VITALITY: Every point put into this category increases the amount of damage that you can take before dieing. It may seem like a good idea to increase this category, but you will rarely lose all of your lives, and even if you do, you can set the game up to include many continues. STRENGTH: This is the best category to upgrade. Every point put into this will increase the amount of damage that you do to each enemy. After battling countless enemies and seeing as how you'll be hitting the A button easily over 1000 times in this game, it would be wise to upgrade this and make the game bearable. RECOMMENDED: A balance of both MUTANT POWER and STRENGTH is what I recommend. The STRENGTH will also increase how much your mutant power damage does, and the MUTANT POWER will increase how many hits you can make in each special attack. VITALITY is not useful because it is common to beat the game without losing any lives. ======================\\ -Point Mechanics- ======================// There are two factors that determine how many points that you get, number of hits, and time. For every hit that you strike against an enemy, you recieve 10 points. For every second that is left at the end of the stage you recieve 10 points. The points are calculated at the end of each stage and carried over to the next stage. Every 10,000 points you receive a bonus life, this is the only way to recieve extra lives in this game. The point screen should look something like this. HITS X 10 = XXXX TIME X 10 = XXXX TOTAL POINTS: XXXXX ======================\\ -ITEMS- ======================// There are four, simple items in x-Men Reign of Apocalypse. The items will drop at the same places every game. HALF LIFE REFILL: This -spinning half filled red plus sign-, will refill your life meter half way. FULL LIFE REFILL: This -spinning filled red plus sign-, will completely refill your life meter. +100 TIME: A -blue and white clock- will add 100 seconds onto the countdown time for beating the mission. MUTANT POWER REFILL: This -spinning red x-men logo- will completely refill your special attack meter. Use your mutant power before picking this up so you don't waste it! ======================\\ -TIPS- ======================// (-*-)Health refills at the end of each mission. This means that at each boss you can either go nuts if you have a nice buffer of health, or be very conservative (B button only) if you are close to death. (-*-)If you become surrounded, it is sometimes wise to press both the A + B buttons to perform an area attack. This however will drain a small portion of your health. It is worth it if it saves you from being attacked losing more than what amount is drained. (-*-)Press down and then roll your finger off down and onto left or right and as you press left or right, hit the A button to perform a special attack that is different for each character. This attack does not drain your health. (-*-)When next to an enemy, down and then roll your finger off up and onto left or right and as you press left or right, hit the A button to grapple and then press the A button once again to throw your enemy behind you. When you throw the enemy behind you, its flying body can take down other enemies, which means less work for you to do. This attack also works on sub bosses and bosses. This attack does not drain your health. (-*-)A powered up or special attack is a powerful combination of blows that can only be used if your blue meter below your health bar is full. This blue meter will move up a decent amount for every attack that hits an enemy. The blue meter may also be completely filled up if you see a rotating red x-men logo along the way through a stage. Once the powered up attack is finished, the blue meter will empty, and you must refill it (which often does not take long at all). (-*-)As a general rule, B button is a safer attack than the A button attack because it sends the enemy off their feet, however it does less damage than the A button attack. (-*-)Use the stage hazards to your advantage. The enemies will always walk in a direct line towards you, so position yourself so that a hazard (such as a flame thrower, street spikes, land mines) is in between you and your enemy. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 01== Title: "XAVIER MANSION" Setting: Alter Dimension X MANSION Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: The Blob <Note> Try and use only the B button against the blob. If you have plenty of health to throw around then you can use the A button because it will speed up the fight. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 02== Title: "CANADIAN SHOWDOWN" Setting: Canada Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: Cable <Note> Cable is the first challenge in the game, just stick to the B button only technique if you become overwhelmed. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 03== Title: "DEPARTMENT H" Setting: Aircraft Hanger Sub-Boss: Saber-Tooth Boss: Gambit <Note> Why are we attacking Gambit? We are fighting in an alternative dimension so Gambit can finally be as evil as he wants to be. It would have been better to have Saber-Tooth help in some way instead of having to fight him. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 04== Title: "BLACKBIRD" Setting: Top Side of the Blackbird Aircraft Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: Phoenix <Note> This is a short and easy mission. Relax and let the finger thats pushing the A button take a quick nap. Phoenix is a real push over. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 05== Title: "SENTINEL BASE" Setting: Sentinel Base in Colorado Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: Juggernaut <Note> Juggernaut has an immense amount of health, if you use your A button attack he will counter with any number of attacks that can easily take 1/4 to 1/3 of your life. Use only the strong but slow attack (B button). ------------- ------------- ==Stage 06== Title: "UNDERSEA BASE" Setting: Sentinel Base in Colorado Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: Magneto <Note> This is the first but unfortunately not the last time you see these power ranger type enemies. They can pull many tricks and attacks and have a respectable amount of health. These enemies advance in plentiful and steady numbers! <Note> Towards the end of the stage there is a line of three fire flame hazards. It is difficult to get by them without getting hit more than twice! A full health refill will appear on the right side of them so try and stick to that side even though it is very difficult! <Note> Magneto is a very difficult boss. Try and stick with the B button only tactic and don't fret if you lose 1 or 2 lives. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 07== Title: "PARIS" Setting: Paris, France - Hellfire Club Roof Sub-Boss: NightCrawler Boss: Psylocke <Note> NightCrawler is easy to beat, even if you are not powerful. Use the B button to throw him into the spikes on either side of the fighting field. If he tries to get off of the spikes, give him a friendly nudge back on. However he can be defeated faster with 2 powered up attacks and a few hits afterwards. If you are hurting from the previous fights, try and stay alive for about 5-10 seconds after starting the fight with NightCrawler, and a full life item will drop to your right. <Note> Psylocke and Nightcrawler areof equal difficulty. If you're low on health when you go into the fight, then wait about 8-10 seconds and a full health item will drop. Use any attack, Psylocke is rather easy. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 08== Title: "THE SAVAGE LAND" Setting: Jungle outside of Apocalypse's Geothermal Plant Sub-Boss: Sauron Boss: Beast <Note> For some reason, the enemies from stage 01 make a reappearance. They are very easy at this point of the game since you should be use to killing MUCH harder enemies than these. <Note> A half life item will drop 5-10 seconds, into the fight against Sauron. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 09== Title: "THE STATUE OF LIBERTY" Setting: Industrial Strength Elevator next to the Statue of Liberty Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: Colossus <Note> This is a short, but difficult stage. You are attacked by the underwater power ranger enemies and those french gang members. Not to long into the stage, Colossus enters and he can dish out some decent attacks. He does not have as much health as Juggernaut, but the amount of enemies combined with his slow "hit and walk-away" tactics make this a moderate to difficult fight. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 10== Title: "GENOSHA" Setting: Apocalypse's Coloning Facility Sub-Boss: NONE Boss: Silver Samurai <NOTE> If Silver Samurai gets a few combos off on you, expect to be sent back to Xavier in a body bag. STAY AWAY FROM HIM and use the B button only technique if you find him difficult. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 11== Title: "THE GOLDEN GATE" Setting: San Francisco Sub-Boss: Arch-Angel Boss: Forge <NOTE> Arch-Angel is a disappointing fight. I expected it to be a very difficult fight however it is not. You might get hit by one or two of his special attacks, but it is nothing to worry about. About 10-15 seconds into the fight a half life refill item will drop on the right. Pick it up as fast as you can! Do not wait or hesitate because it goes away after about 3 seconds. <NOTE> Forge's guns are rather powerful. Try and keep him busy by using combo's and special attacks. There are NO health items during this fight. ------------- ------------- ==Stage 12== Title: "BLUE AREA OF THE MOON" Setting: Apocalypse's Moon Base Sub-Boss: Pyro Boss: Apocalypse <NOTE> Throughout the stage there will be numerous full life refills. <NOTE> Pyro is only powerful if you let him be. Try and use combination attacks to get him from blasting you with his flamethrowers. If all else fails mix the (down+left+A) attack with the B button attack. Do not use the jumping attack because he can counter it every time! Beware however, if he gets his fire attack combo off, you will not recover easily. <NOTE> Apocalypse! The final boss is a hybrid of machine and magic. He will throw tabletop saw blades through the floor, and conjure an interesting magic attack. The battle is difficult, but using jump attacks against him is very effective. Apocalypse is surprisingly fast for his enormous size. ------------- ------------- <:-:-: ENDING :-:-:> CYCLOPS: I THINK WE'VE FINALLY FOUND THE GATE THAT WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. CYCLOPS: LET'S GO HOME, X-MEN. WOLVERINE: JUST ONE LAST THING, BOSS. CYCLOPS: WHAT DID YOU DO, LOGAN? WOLVERINE: INITIATED GENESIS' SELF-DESTRUCT PROGRAM. (------STAGE CLEAR------) A picture of all the four X-Men leaping (except Storm who is flying) out of a portal is shown, with Xavier on the other side waiting for them. NARRATOR: A PORTAL OPENS ON ONE END OF THE BALCONY AND THE BATTERED X-MEN STEP OUT. XAVIER: I SUSPECT THERE IS QUITE A STORY BEHIND THIS? WOLVERINE: YOU DON'T KNOW THE HALF OF IT, CHUCK. CYCLOPS: HA, HA, HA, HA, HA..... (------CREDITS------) <:-:-: ENDING :-:-:> Visit http://www.vgmuseum.com to see the ending scenes. ======================\\ -EMAILS- ======================// Good Bad Yes No Crapstick? Email me at tbuckwalter[at]gmail[dot]com and tell me! <Recieved April 1st 2003> 1)Dear Mr. Buckwalter, Read your faq on X-Men, Reign of Apocalypse, and it was great, very helpful, just a few things. The fella you call Pterodactyl is named Sauron, and Flamethrower is actually Pyro (original, eh?). You probably don't care, and I'm probably the only one retentive enough to notice, but since you took the time to write the faq to help others in the game, I felt thought it my duty to contribute in my small way. Adam Savvas --Hey I love getting emails like this, not only full of compliments but fixes to my walkthrough. Thanks Mr. Savvas === If anyone wants their email removed then tell me === ======================\\ -SPECIAL THANKS TO- ======================// GAMEFAQS - IMPRESSIVE CJayC Opie and Anthony http://www.vgmuseum.com Sunkist Eddie TOOL My new optical mouse Adam Savvas - Two Boss Name Changes This Document is Copyrighted By Tom Buckwalter in 2003-2006.