_ _ _____ _____ _____ _ _ _____ _ _ _______ | \ / || ___|| ___|| _ || \ / || _ || | | | | _____| | \/ || |__ | | __ | |_| || \/ || |_| || \ | | | | | |\/| || __| | ||_ || _ || |\/| || _ || |\\| | | | | | | || |___ | |__||| | | || | | || | | || | \ | | | |_| |_||_____||_____||_| |_||_| |_||_| |_||_| |_| | |___ B A T T L E N E T W O R K |____ \ ___ ___ _ \ \ | |__ /_\ |\/| | | | |___ / \ | | | | ___ __ __ ___ | | | | | | | | |\ | |__ | ____/ / |___ |__| |__ |__| | \| |___ |__ |_____/ Megaman Battle Network 5 Team Colonel FAQ/Walkthrough Copyright 2003 Jim Avery Due to the abuse of my e-mails to send me mind-blowing amounts of spam (as well as questions that are answered in my walkthrough), I have been forced to stop all my e-mails. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents 1 - Version History 2 - Basic Info 2.1 - Characters (N) 2.2 - Gameplay 2.3 - Battle System 2.4 - Liberation Missions 3 - Walkthrough (I) 3.1 - The Story Begins (through Liberation Mission 1) 3.2 - To The Beach! (through Liberation Mission 2) 3.3 - Cloud Cover (through Liberation Mission 3) 3.4 - Megaman's Rescue (through Liberation Mission 4) 3.5 - Double-Crossed (through Liberation Mission 5) 3.6 - The Scoop On Nebula (through Liberation Mission 6) 3.7 - SoulNet 3.8 - Nebula 4 - Frequently Asked Questions 5 - Thanks To... 6 - Legal Info (I) = Incomplete (N) = Not started ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 - Version History Version 0.1 (1:02 PM EDT 6/12/2005) - First part of the walkthrough is done, through the first Liberation Mission. Enjoy. Version 0.2 (5:37 PM EDT 6/15/2005) - Done through Liberation Mission 2. Version 0.3 (9:33 PM EDT 6/30/2005) - Done through Liberation Mission 3. My foot's asleep. Version 0.4 (2:59 AM EDT 7/1/2005) - It's June, and Liberation Mission 4 is complete. Version 0.5 (8:26 PM EDT 7/1/2005) - Liberation Mission 5 finished. Version 0.8 (1:23 AM EDT 7/2/2005) - Liberation Mission 6 finished. Almost done... Version 1.0 (6:09 PM EDT 7/2/2005) - The main story is complete. Now to work on the ToP version. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 - Basic Info You should probably look at this before you plunge headlong into battles and stuff. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.1 - Characters (coming soon) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.2 - Gameplay Gameplay in this game takes place in two areas: the real world and the Cyberworld. In the real world, you control Lan, who runs around talking to people and interacting with objects. The majority of play takes place in the Cyberworld, in which you control Lan's Navi, Megaman. When Lan jacks into an object connected to the net, control switches to Megaman. Play as Megaman is similar to Lan's, but occasionally, Megaman will run into viruses, or other Navis, that want to battle. After almost every battle, your time, as well as your Busting Level (which measures your busting level on a scale from 1 to S) is displayed, and you get a reward of money, battlechips, or a health refill. In this game, the tournament system has been abandoned in favor of the "Liberation Mission" system. Occasionally during the game, you will have to encounter one of these; an area of the Net needs liberating, so you and members of your party (you will be gaining several as the game progresses) need to take turns liberating individual squares until you can take on the boss of the area. Check out the "Liberation Missions" section. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.3 - Battle System Occasionally, Megaman will have to battle viruses or another Navi. When this occurs, the Cyberworld will disappear and a battle field will appear. Half of the battlefield is for Megaman to move around in, and the other half is for the enemy/enemies. In the top-left corner is your health, and the health of your opponent(s) is above or below them. Your main weapon is your buster, which you use by pressing B. This slowly drains your opponents' health, but the most useful weapons are your battlechips. As soon as the battle starts, your chip screen will show up. Here, five chips from your folder will appear for you to select. You can only select chips with the same chips code (* is a wild card), unless they are the same chip. Once you've selected your chips, select 'Run' and you can use the chips against your enemies with A. When the custom meter at the top of the screen fills up, press L or R to bring up the chip screen again. During the course of the game, you will acquire certain Souls, which you can use in battle. To use a Soul, select a chip of the corresponding type (fire, water, etc.), then hit the Unite button. When you're done selecting chips, you'll undergo a Soul Change, and Megaman will acquire some attributes of the Navi whose Soul he has. You can use the Soul for three turns; you could use it indefinitely as long as you don't bring up the Chip window three times. An interesting new bit is the emotion marker. Usually, it's at normal, but if Megaman is damaged enough, you'll get desperate. At this time, after a certain bit in the story, you'll be able to use Dark Chips. The last one happens when you get bashed around a bunch; the marker goes red, and your next chip attack does double damage. Dark Chips are very powerful, but when you use them, 1) a glitch will affect Megaman, 2) you'll grow a little darker, and 3) you'll permanently lose 1 HP. Also, if you've used a Dark Chip in a battle and your HP gets to 0 in the same battle, you won't die, but you'll go berserk and lose all control of Megaman who will move around and use chips independently. Eventually, if you use Dark Chips enough, you'll turn evil, and can use DS Chip, but can't use certain regular chips. If you damage an enemy with a chip attack right before it attacks, the enemy will be stunned momentarily and you will go Full Synchro. While in this state, the next chip you use that does damage will do double damage. If you hit the enemy when it flashes red, you'll score multiple Counters and will be able to use x2 Attack chips. If you have Full Synchro at the end of a battle, it carries over to your next battle, unless you jack out. When you win a battle, the result screen will appear. This displays your busting time, and also your busting level, which is how well you busted the enemy on a scale from 1 to S. Last, you get a small reward, which is either money, a battlechip that is specific to the virus or Navi you just fought, or a health refill. Occasionally, you'll see a GMD in battle. If it survives the battle (it has 1 HP), you'll get whatever's inside. Remember both sides can damage it. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.4 - Liberation Missions Liberation Missions are new additions to the MMBN series. Each one takes place in a specific area of the net, such as ACDC Area 3. Specific panels have been infected by viruses, and you and your party need to liberate them. During the course of your adventure, you will gain party members for your Liberation Missions. Each has special charge attacks, and they each have a special chip that can be used in battle. Additionally, they have other abilities that they can use; some can fly over infected panels, others can take out several panels at a time. When you select a panel to liberate, you go into battle against viruses. You have exactly three turns to delete all of the viruses (the Custom Window opens the instant it's full) and if you don't you'll have to try again. The panel configuration is no longer limited to three rows for you, three for them. Occasionally, you may even be in the middle with enemies on both sides; at that point, you can use L/R to turn around. The number of rows you have depends on the number of infected panels around you; if you're taking on a lone panel, you'll have a lot of rows. When you liberate a panel, you can then walk on it and go forward to other areas. There are also some mini-bosses wandering around, and you defeat them the same way you would liberate a panel. Additionally, there are Dark Holes panels that contain a mini-boss and viruses; liberate this panel and all the ones around it go as well. The goal of Liberation Missions is to defeat the boss Navi near the end. During the whole mission, you and your opponents have been taking turns having their parties do stuff, and the boss Navi can heal himself/herself completely each turn. Your best bet is to have your entire party attack in the same turn. Once the boss Navi is defeated, the Liberation Mission is over and maybe you get a prize! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 - Walkthrough This walkthrough is NOT spoiler-free. It is, in fact, the very opposite. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.1 - The Story Begins (through Liberation Mission 1) A brief glimpse into the past... -- Get Up And Get To Work -- Megaman will wake Lan up while he's doing homework. As you're about to jack in and goof off, your mother will call. Check your mail for some brief game info, then head downstaies and talk to mom. She wants you to deliver StewRec. to KitchenComp. Head upstairs and jack in. -- OMG Teh Net -- Run forward and you'll have a few tutorial virus battles. [Virus Battle: Mettaur, Mettaur] You'll learn the basics of battle in this one. Equip your Cannons and blast them. [Virus Battle: Mettaur, Mettaur, Mettaur] You'll get some info on support chips and strategy here. I recommend AreaGrab's and WideSwrd's. [Virus Battle: Mettaur, Mettaur, Mettaur] This final tutorial will tell you about Counters and Full Synchro. Well, that's that. Head into the next warp to go to ACDC Area 1. Follow the wider road all the way to ACDC Area 2 (talk to Roll if you like), then continue following the wider road until you reach the large square at the end. Talk to Glide and Gutsman, then take the path that branches off to the upper-right. Follow the zig-zag path to the warp to KitchenComp, then talk to the Navi in the center to complete your errand. -- We're Off To See The Wizard -- I'M NOT HIGH, ignore the section names. Anyway, you'll get e-mail from Lan's dad, he has something to show everybody. You'll jack out, so head outside and enter the pink-roofed house next to Lan's. Talk to Mayl inside, then leave and head into the large house in the upper-right area. Talk to Yai inside, then head out, head left and enter the first house you come to. Talk to Dex inside, then go to the front of the subway entrance. You'll all get in. -- SciLab -- Head up the stairs and enter the SciLab doors to see an odd scene with a black car. Once inside, head up all the stairs and into the elevator at the top. Dr. Hikari wants to show you all something, but he's forgotten his ID Card. As Lan is getting it, some Navis will infiltrate the net, and a smoke bomb will go off. Some masked men will enter, followed by an old friend, and they'll take Dr. Hikari away. Also everyone else's PETs will be taken. -- Later... -- You'll wake up in bed three days later to hear the bad news. You'll jack into the Net, so head to ACDC Area 1 to find it in a state of emergency. Head to the square at the end of ACDC Area 2 and talk to the evil Navi to fight. [Virus Battle: Mettaur, Mettaur, BugTank] Nothing special. MiniBombs can help take out the BugTank early, but make sure to throw them when he's still. The Navi will talk more of Nebula's plan, then leave to ACDC Area 3 which has been blocked off. Mail will alert you to another SciLab attack and you'll jack out. Go downstairs and lie to your mom, then take the Metroline to SciLab (talk to Mayl first to receive Roll R and MaylCode). Enter SciLab and inspect the door that the freaked scientist exited to find you need ID. Head to dad's office and inspect the corner of the computer area to get ID, then head back to the previous door and go through. Jack into the main computer. -- MainComp (Regular Mission 1) -- Follow the relatively straightforward path until you reach the program and the numbers. Talk to it to find out how to rearrange data, then go up to the numbers. Inspect the middle one, then the left one, then the right one, then the middle one again. The numbers should say 762 and you can go on through. Go straight along the path to the end to get a Thunder P, then back up and take that right. Head up and take a left at the fork, then rearrange the data so it says NAP (inspect the middle, then the left, then the right, then the middle as before). Continue forward, left and up. At the upper-left fork, go down for an HPMemory, then go back and the other way to get to a larger data section. This data needs to say OWL RAT. Inspect the tiles in this order: 123 456 1. 4 2. 1 3. 6 4. 5 5. 3 6. 4 Take the left path and hit the switch, then take the right path to get to MainComp 2. Follow the path to more disorganized data. This should say DOCK HALL. Move them in this order: 1234 5678 1. 8 2. 1 3. 6 4. 5 5. 3 6. 8 Take the right path and hit the switch, then go to the left path and take a right at the fork. More data that should say HIP TOE ARM. 123 456 789 1. 7 2. 1 3. 6 4. 9 5. 4 6. 2 7. 7 Take the left and right paths and hit the switches, then go down the middle path. Take the upper path to get a FullEnrg, then get on the conveyor belts. Take the path down (get Spreader E) and continue to more data, except the program can't help you this time. Control switches to Lan, so head to Dr. Hikari's office and inspect the sofa in the lower corner to get WorkMemo. The order is 53214. 12345 1. 5 2. 1 3. 4 4. 5 5. 3 6. 2 7. 3 Save before proceeding. You'll head forward to find the culprit, a Navi named Colonel. Prepare to battle. [Navi Battle: Colonel] HP: 400 Attacks: Swings sword and a V- or /-shaped group of panels takes damage. Fires a cannon that damages the back row. Strategy: You're certainly going to get practice moving off of lit panels, and you need to move fast. Whenever he pulls out the cannon, get out of its way and get off the back row. Basically, avoiding his attacks takes practice more than anything. Helpful tip: he'll move four times, then use his sword attack, so that can prepare you to move. Ditch your Swords and such, since he rarely moves to the front row (unless you use an AreaGrab). Instead, use your projectiles like Cannon, AirShot and Vulcan1. Also, you can use Buster+1 chips and charge shots to take out larger chunks of HP. You're going to have some trouble getting in Full Synchro in the short time he attacks so I wouldn't bother with it. Roll is helpful in this battle. -- A+ -- You've passed? o_O You'll jack out, so head through the door in this room to meet Baryl, Colonel's operator. The whole attack was staged as a test of your skill, and you did well, so you can join the team of Navis to stop the evil Nebula. You're going to liberate ACDC Area 3 tomorrow. Go home and go to bed. The next day, you find out you're operating both Navis, w00t. Head to ACDC Area 2 and talk to Colonel to destroy the door. Make changes to your folder and save, then head forward to begin. -- ACDC Area 3 (Liberation Mission 1) -- BlizzardMan is controlling this area. Colonel will show you the ropes of Liberation Missions, so go up and take out the middle panel (since a 1-turn liberation will take out all the panels). Afterward, you'll learn about Darkholes. Take Colonel forward and liberate the next panel along the way, then use Megaman on the mini-boss on your next phase. [Mini-Boss Battle: BigBrute] This guy blows fire in a + pattern. He moves around a lot, too, so you'll want to use fast-moving chips. If you stay toward the front, you can move back when he uses fire and use a slower chip if you like. Use Colonel to liberate the DarkHole since he's more powerful; his charged shot is quite helpful. If you can, use CopyDmg on BigBrute and use some power shots on the cannons. Next phase, use LongSwrd to take out two panels, then continue on. Use Order Points well to take out groups of panels if you need to, but concentrate on the other DarkHole and the other BigBrute. Once you get to BlizzardMan, use a spare phase to heal if you can, then attack. [Navi Battle: BlizzardMan] HP: 400 Attacks: Rolls snowballs at you. Rolls at you as a snowball and then snow falls. Blows icy breath at you. Strategy: When he rolls snowballs, you should be able to move to the free panel. Again, make sure not to be on lit panels. He doesn't move nearly as fast as BigBrute, so you can use some slower chips, especially when he's standing still for an attack (as long as you can dodge it). Make sure not to stand too close to him unless you're about to Sword him for the win. If you didn't fail anything, you should just barely make it within the target number of phases to get a BlizMan B chip. You'll be congratulated by Colonel, then you'll jack out. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.2 - To The Beach! (through Liberation Mission 2) Looks like Dr. Regal has more up his sleeve than we think... -- Patrol -- You'll be in the park lamenting the loss of your friend's PETs; Yai will suggest you go to the beach. After everyone leaves, you'll get patrol orders from Baryl. Read your e-mail, then head to ACDC Area 3 (the golden program allows you to redo the Liberation Mission) and go to where BlizzardMan was. Take the upper path and talk to the program to find that everything's cool. -- Fun In The Sun -- Check your e-mail to get DexCode, then head to the Metroline to head to the island. You'll marvel, then when everyone splits up head down the stairs and talk to Dex. You'll talk about the forbidden Houdini Suit Change (WEAK - in the JP version you were going to peek on Yai and Mayl), then Mayl and Yai will show up. You'll swim around, Yai will lay the smackdown on Dex, etc. Once Dex leaves to get fish, Baryl will e- mail you with a mission to scout out Oran Area. -- Scout -- Go up the stairs and jack into the traffic signal thing. Looks like we're on alert here, too, what's new. Head down and left to the main road circle; take the right path. Follow it up all the stairs and continue on the main road to the large platform; Colonel will meet up with you there. Holy crap, those defense cannons are huge. Naturally, you run right into it, and what did you think was going to happen, morons. You'll jack out. -- Fishing -- Inspect the nearby bamboo for a Bamboo rod. Go down the stairs to the right and inspect the corner where two walls meet for FishLine. Go back up and head down the other stairs and inspect the waterfall for a Worm. Now you need a spot; cross the bridge and go forward to begin fishing. You're not very good at it. Once you're done, head right to grab the Board on the sand, then go up the stairs and inspect the barren tree for a Twig. Head left and inspect the lump for DryGrass. Go back to Dex and you'll eat, then you want to explore. -- Navi Customizer, The Bane Of My Existence -- Yup. Check your e-mail to receive your NaviCust and a tutorial. Once done, head up the stairs and along the tracks into the next area. After some oohing and aahing, everyone else will fall through a trapdoor. They're okay, though. Enter the mine and take the left path up and out, then jack into the signalmabob. Talk to the Navi and pay him 1000Z for the MineKey. You'll get a pointless call from Dex and jack out. -- Mine Continued -- Head back down and take the path going up. Walk to the elevator and turn it on, then inspect the door to open it. Check the boxes for an HPMemory, then continue along the relatively straightforward path to another door. Inspect it to battle. [Virus Battle: Mettaur, ChampyEX, ChampyEX] Never move down a row if you're on the back row; if you remember that you should be good. Nothing on the path ahead until the next door. [Virus Battle: Cactikil, Cactikil, Mettaur] Try to get rid of the Mettaur quickly so you at least have one clear row. After that it's a piece of cake. Looks like the SubPETs are acting screwy. Exit this area and go into the closest door, then jack into the machine and grab the Tornado R. Exit and head up the ramp and enter the next door. Guess what. [Virus Battle: Bugtank, Bugtank, WindBox] The WindBox is your first priority. That's a general rule for the entire MMBN series, actually. Dex and the others are now locked in somewhere; also another quake and oh no Dex is going to die. Well, I guess Mayl's going to die too, we better save them. Continue to the elevator and head into the next room to find...Princess Pride? Woo, didn't see that coming. She's mining MagnoMetal, apparently, and needs your help to stop the drill to save your buddies and Dex. -- DrillComp (Regular Mission 2) -- Talk to the program to get DrilProg, which lets you smash boulders with A. Smash the boulder in front of you, then continue along the path until you reach the conveyor belt. RUN up it while smashing boulders until you can get to the other path. Head down to get an Invisibl *, then head up and right to get an HPMemory. Head left and run quickly past the falling boulders, then break all the boulders in your way. Head up the conveyor belt and get off at the second branching path, then smash the last boulder in the way and hit the switch. -- DrillComp 2 -- Jack into the next drill PC. Go forward and break the boulder, then head down and run up the conveyor belt until you can get off onto another path. Head down for a Charge+1 program, then go up and quickly run across the conveyor, then take a right at the fork and run across another conveyor. After that, run down a conveyor belt to another path, then head down and go up another conveyor. Go down to get a RockCube *, then head down one last conveyor. Bust the rock at the end, then head up and hit the switch. -- DrillComp 3 -- Jack into the next one. Head up the conveyor belt and get off at the third stop, then go down another conveyor, break the rock at the end and get off. Get on the closest conveyor and go up, then talk to the program to get StopKey. Head as far down as you can, then head right and get on the rightmost conveyor. You'll have to dodge the rocks to get to the end and use the StopKey. Once that's done, head back to where the program was and go up the now empty conveyor to hit the switch. -- DrillComp 4 -- Jack in one last time. To get across these conveyors, punch the gold rocks until you can run past the gray one and make your way across from there. Anyway, once you're across, go up another conveyor, then take the next one down (go up first for an HPMemory) and get off at the first stop. Take yet another conveyor up and break the rock at the end, then run quickly across the next two conveyors. Go down the long one at the end, then head right and do some more boulder dodging to get to the end. Grab a LongSwrd S from a BMD along the way, then turn off the rocks and run up the conveyor normally. Save before approaching the switch, since you'll be finding an old friend there... [Navi Battle: KnightMan] HP: 600 Attacks: Fires his wrecking ball at you. Fires his wrecking ball in the air and debris falls. Jumps forward cracking panels. Circles his wrecking ball around himself. Uses PanlGrab. Strategy: You'll notice he's gone all gray. When he's like that, all attacks are negated, pretty much. You'll need to wait for his color to attack him. His wrecking ball attacks aren't hard to avoid. What's annoying is when he's cracking the panels. Try to be careful, perhaps get rid of cracked ones ASAP. He comes forward which is good for Swords, but if you stay close he'll circle himself with his wrecking ball and that hurts. Stay out of his way, is the biggest tip. Yay! KnightMan comes to and turns off the drill. You'll jack out, so continue on to find your pals and Dex. You'll jack into the door, so run forward and press the switch to activate security. Boulders will try to pwn you, but KnightMan will save you. You'll unlock the door, and everyone will leave, and you'll ask Princess Pride for help against Nebula after Baryl calls. -- Shift Focus -- Back outside, head back to the signalmabob and jack in. Take the long route back to the platform with the guns. KnightMan will block their fire as Colonel destroys them, then head forward. Save and adjust folders before joining them on your second Liberation Mission. -- Oran Area 3 (Liberation Mission 2) -- Knightman joins your team for this mission, and whoa, Shademan has returned to take this area. The target number of phases is nine. Before you start, hit L to get to the map and determine a path to Shademan. Knightman is the new weakest character, since his charged shot only affects panels immediately around him, so leave DarkHoles to the other guys. There are four minibosses, two BigBrutes and two TinHawks. Also there are three Darkholes. You may need to use Order Points (or liberate squares in one turn) to make the target number of phases. Anyway, head straight forward, liberating as few panels as possible to get to the DarkHole and the minibosses. Knightman is very effective against minibosses, since his charge shot does a TON of damage (like 80+) and minibosses get very close. Colonel is best for DarkHoles, though. Take out all the obstacles around here and continue on. Liberate the panels ahead until you come to the next bunch of DarkHoles. Use Megaman and Knightman on the minibosses (one-turn liberates should occur at least once to clear the area) and leave the DarkHoles to Colonel. Eventually all the DarkHoles will be gone and you'll be able to take Shademan on. [Navi Battle: Shademan] HP: 600 Attacks: Creates bats that fly at you to attack. Swipes at you with his claws (only hits one square ahead). Fires a sonic pulse that hits the square in front and the row two squares ahead. Strategy: This guy moves and attacks very fast. Your dodging skills will have to be good to leave unscathed/alive. If you use an AreaGrab you should be able to ward off everything but the bats. Anyway, the best time to attack is right after he has attacked, but you can't use chips that move slowly since he'll move away too quickly. Charge shots are all right, but try not to use something like Tornado since you just won't get there in time. Success in 9 phases (I got 13 :P) will result in a ShadeMan S chip. Princess Pride will allow Knightman to join the team, and we get Knight Soul! Wiggy. Everyone leaves, and back in the real world you'll all say goodbye to Princess Pride. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.3 - Cloud Cover (through Liberation Mission 3) Dr. Regal wants something out of Dr. Hikari... -- Close Encounter of...That Kind -- After saying thanks to Yai for the ice cream, you'll walk home with Mayl, empty talk and all that. Some weird guy will come up to Lan and ask if he's Lan, then ask if he'll demonstrate his power. Lan decides to trust this spooky stranger and jacks into the squirrel. A Soul Unison tutorial will occur (I REFUSE to say DublSoul), then take the following warps: right, forward, left, right, forward. You'll find...Shadowman? Odd. Jack out and the operator will insult you, then leave. -- Return To The Island, I Guess -- You'll get mail from Baryl, looks like Oran Area isn't clear yet. Go home and jack in, then head to ACDC Area 3. Go past where Blizzardman was and then take the left path at the fork. Once you're in Oran Area, you'll get a call from Baryl; six agents remain in Areas 1, 2 and 3. Let's start with Area 3; head up the stairs and follow the road there, then follow the right wall of Oran Area 3 until you see a dark Navi. [Virus Battle: MettEX, MettEX, BugtnkEX] This battle should pose little problem with only one MettEX attacking at a time. Head forward and take the right path to find another one. [Virus Battle: CactklEX, CactklEX, MettEX] A little more irritating, since all three rows can be attacked. Try to take one of them out quickly. Continue toward where Shademan was to find the last one in this area. [Virus Battle: Batty, Batty, WindBox] Try to take out the WindBox first, it'll cause problems with the Battys hitting the rock. Head back to Oran Area 1 and follow the main road in the other direction, toward Oran Area 2. On the way you'll run into the fourth Navi. [Virus Battle: Bugtank, ChampyEX, WindBox] Again, the WindBox is your primary foe. Eliminate it and the rest of the battle gets easier. Head into Oran Area 2. run along the main road until you find the fifth Navi. [Virus Battle: CactklEX, CactklEX, MettEX] A little more irritating, since all three rows can be attacked. Try to take one of them out quickly. Continue along the main road to the final Navi. [Virus Battle: Bugtank, BugtnkEX, VacuumFn] The VacuumFn is your enemy this time. Take it out quickly because those Bugtanks hurt. -- Road To Scilab -- Now you need to restore Oran Area and find a road to SciLab 3. Return to Oran Area 3 and head to the exit at the other end. You'll be accosted by a Nebula Navi. [Virus Battle: BattyEX, MettEX, BattyEX] Try not to have all three rows hit at once. Lure the MettEX up or down if you can before deleting something. Once done, you'll restore the Net and enter Scilab 1, and Shadowman will appear. In Scilab 1, head up and left, then when the path head back right, follow it to the waffle grid (criss-crossed paths). Go to the right corner and follow the path up and left until you find the big platform. In Scilab 2, head left and up, then run toward the line of clouds. You can't do anything now, so you'll jack out and Shadowman will call you weak. Go to bed. -- Repairmanmanmanmanman -- The next day, you'll find that Knightman has been rendered helpless by Shadowman. Get yourself to Oran Isle and enter the cave. Near the very top, you'll spy Mr. Famous, and he's packing a new Navi (see if you can spy the translation error!). [Navi Battle: Gridman] HP: 700 Attacks: Creates two clones that rush at you if you stand on their row. Rushes at you if you stand on his row. Throws a football that bounces after you. Throws a football that hits a 2x2 area. Strategy: The dashes are easy enough to avoid, but you may encounter some annoyance from the football. Anyway, pretty much all chips are effective against him, so have at him. For your victory, you'll get a GridMan F chip. Continue on into the drill room. Talk to Princess Pride to find that Knightman's programming has been split into several parts. Jack into each section of the drill and get to the very end to get the program in each (don't worry, the conveyor belts are off). Once done, you'll jack out. You'll muse over who did it, and Shadowman's operator will show up. Apparently, your team is slow. He'll leave. -- Answers -- Back outside, head back to SciLab and enter Baryl's room. Apparently, Dusk is the operator and he's a hired hitman. Anyway, Oran Area will be attacked soon, and you can't jack in from Oran Isle. Go home and jack in, then head to ACDC Area 3 and enter Oran Area from there. You'll run into Shadowman, and for Pete's sake you need to chase him. -- Chance Of Clouds (Regular Mission 3) -- Head down the stairs and there are clouds. o_O Talk to the program to get a vacuum so you can clear away the clouds (also he can clear out your vacuum - treasure this luxury while you can). Anyway, suck up the clouds in this area until you find Shadowman, who will run off again. Talk to the program to clear out your vacuum, then head into the next area. There's another full-clear program here, so clear out all the clouds you want and make your way to Shadowman. He'll run off to SciLab 1, so make your way to Oran Area 3 and enter SciLab 1. After you get past the first two white clouds, talk to the program to find out you need to suck up white, then gray, then white clouds. Suck up those clouds, then suck up the white cloud and talk to the program for a partial clearing. Suck up the gray cloud to the right and go back for a complete clearing. Go back to where you were and suck up the clouds to find Shadowman, who'll run off. Clear out with the program there and go to SciLab 2. Suck up the first two clouds, then the white one, then clear out partially. Take out the leftmost grey cloud, then the white one, then the gold one. Clear out partially, then go back to where there were three thunder clouds. Suck one up, then suck up the gold cloud and get a complete clearing. Get the other two thunder clouds, then finally we find a fully-fledged clearing program (to the left of the first one we see). Clear out the clouds to the northeast to find Shadowman again. Finally, finally, we can fight. [Navi Battle: Shadowman] HP: 500 Attacks: Clones himself. Sends a wave of fire along a row. Throws a shuriken at you. Appears in front of/behind you and slices with a sword. Strategy: This guy is fast. MrkCan1's work quite well, since they lock on, and you can attack him after he has attacked. Remember to shoot out the clones since they attack as well, and that shuriken moves very fast so be on your toes. You'll also need to be on your toes to move up or down if Shadowman appears behind you, or else never leave the back row. It's easier to dodge if he's in front. Looks like you passed, again. o_O Shadowman and Dusk are now ready to join your team, which is why he's here in the first place. He'll run off to clear the weird clouds. Go join him and he'll take them out (whoa, he can walk on them). Save and edit your folder before heading into the next Liberation Mission. -- SciLab Area 3 (Liberation Mission 3) -- You'll be introduced to Key Panels, which require the proper key to unlock. This is where Shadowman comes in; he can float over Dark Panels, and therefore find the key you want. Anyway, liberate the panels leading up to the BigBrut2, then take it out. [Mini-Boss Battle: BigBrut2] Basically a more annoying version of BigBrute, with more HP. Should be easy enough. Once you clear out the DarkHole and get the minibosses off the path to the right, send Shadowman over all the panels and have him liberate the item panel at the end. He'll get the BarrierKey1 for it. Head along the newly cleared path and get to work on the next large batch of dark panels. You can take a shortcut going off to the side. Defeat the DarkHoles and minibosses around here, and first chance you get have Shadowman go to the back of the area to get BarrierKey2. Head past the barrier area and take out the last BigBrut2 and DarkHole, then head for CloudMan. [Navi Battle: Cloudman] HP: 700 Attacks: Creates a bunch of clouds that fire thunders at you. Creates a cloud in your area to electrocute you. Turns into a tornado cloud and attacks your area. Strategy: Shoot out the clouds to get rid of them, then attack Cloudman. He doesn't move very fast. Remember to move so you're never adjacent to a cloud, and that'll take some time before they all leave. Beware the tornado as well. If you need to, clear out dark panels around him so he doesn't have so many panels. Once done, you'll be rewarded with Shadow Soul. But oh no! Megaman will be captured by a dark cloud. He'll be on a rack near Roll, Glide and Gutsman, and be infused with a DarkChip... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.4 - Megaman's Rescue (through Liberation Mission 4) -- R&R -- Lan will wake up, and Baryl will invite him down to the sea. Head to SciLab, go up the first set of stairs and head off to the right. You'll talk to Baryl and get irritated (in the JP version, I think Lan punched Baryl), then he'll walk off. You'll decide you want to save Megaman. Head to Baryl's office and he'll install Colonel onto your PET. Now you can play as Colonel! -- END City? -- Colonel still has his C-Cannon in battle, but your NaviCust won't do squat with him. Anyway. Your next mission is in End Area 2, the net for End City; you can get there from Oran Area 2. First off, though, go to Higsby's and inspect the shelves to find a Django D chip for 7300z. BUY IT, it is awesome. Anyway, go there and head to the upper level and inspect the large door to find it's locked. Head to SciLab Area 3 and go past it to get to SciLab Area 4. -- A Maze If I Ever Saw One -- Go forward and take the second right, then, after the conveyor panel, take a right, then a left, then go forward to an orange Navi. He'll offer to give you the key to the door if you can survive a virus battle. [Navi Battle: Handi, Handi, Handi] These battles are annoying because you need to spend a lot of time destroying bombs as opposed to damaging Handis. If you can, destroy the middle bomb and use a WideSwrd. -- DarkMega? No Sir -- He'll give you SciKey. Head back to the giant door and go through to End Area 1. Hm. Red. Anyway, go down the first staircase and go down and left, then use Unlocker to get Collect. Go back up and then go down the second staircase. Head southwest until you can't anymore, then head up to some more squares. Go northeast to the stairs and go up, then approach the exit to encounter Dark Megaman. Looks like he's having an internal struggle, but Colonel wants to destroy him. When the twelve Navis show up, though, it's time to leave. -- We Need Help -- Head back to Mission Control. You guys need a Navi with some serious blasting power. In the meantime, you need to get on the Queen Bohemia and make sure Nebula doesn't get the booster program being auctioned off. More self-conflict. Whine whine whine. Anyway, go to Oran Isle and talk to Princess Pride; she'll get you an Invite to the party. Go back to ACDC Town and look at the fat person in the park. Sorry, that was just really bugging me. Anyway, go to bed. -- Lifestyles Of The Rich And Pompous -- Go to SciLab and head to the port. Talk to the official near the Queen Bohemia, then get on board. You need to check for suspicious persons; Snakeguy looks kind of suspicious. Anyway, look! It's Fatso! Yea, still bugging me. Anyway, head right onto the deck. Talk to the official there to take part in the Mystery Stamp Rally. You need to find three stamps. Inspect a nearby table to find a Numberman machine number: 00798216. -- Tetra's Trackers -- Head toward the front of the ship and inspect the golden maiden there to get the Maiden Stamp. Go up the stairs and into the control room, then inspect the steering wheel for the Wheel Stamp. Head back to the first room of the ship and inspect the pink chair for the Sofa Stamp. Head back to the official to get a weak 1000 Zennys. On a more interesting note, the rich guy has been beaten in a Navi battle. The victor is named Dingo and you're about to take him on when you encounter turbulence. Nebula has struck! -- Now Please Stop Asking -- Head to the first room and go to the left to the engine room door. Enter the security code, 11922911. Jack into the control panel farthest to the left to find a Nebula Navi. Chase him through four areas (BMD with Battery in second, RegUP2 in the third). You'll find him and you'll both jack out; the operator will run off. Colonel will advise you to bide your time, which in my opinion would help him to accomplish whatever he's trying to do, but whatever. Leave and head to the Fiesta Room. Talk to everyone in the room to start the auction; the starting price is 300,000,000 Zennys (when you consider Battlechip prices I guess that's not too bad to these guys). The guards are now Booster- powered, but the lights go out and the system disappears! -- Detective Co-Lan -- Sorry for the god-awful pun. Anyway, the guy in the engine room didn't do it; looks like we got a case on our hands. Inspect the food, then the tables, then the mirrors. If nothing happens, talk to everyone and inspect everything. I'm not sure. Anyway, when Colonel asks, say it's the mirror, then the reflection. Leave and talk to the girl outside, then head to the engine room. Inspect the ladder to get on deck, then you'll spy a K.O.'ed official. Head into the control room to find Dingo. As if we didn't know he'd be involved. Sounds like UberCorp destroyed Dingo's village and he wants revenge. You've got to stop him. Anyway, you'll jack in. -- Ship Comp (Regular Mission 4) -- It appears they've cut out the original first ship area - play the JP version for that added section. Anyway, this area is just ridiculous; you always run out of oxygen and are losing HP. Talk to the program to learn about being underwater, then go forward and head down the slope. Follow the fairly straightforward path to the end to receive a ShipKey; enter the war and unlock the door to go on. Head down a second slope and go along another straightforward path to another ShipKey. Enter the warp and unlock another door, then go to Ship Comp 2. By the way, you can jack out after unlocking doors to replenish HP if you like. This section is more annoying. One door, but three key fragments. Head down the slope to the main hub. There are three paths to take from here, each containing a different fragment at the end. Head down each and get the keys (still straightforward paths, although you need to take the slope at the end of the upper-right path), then go through the door and on to Ship Comp 3. Only one key for this area, but it's not fun to get. Go down the slope and head up-right against the current to get an ExpMemry, then go with the current to the next part. Go to the end and go with the next current, then head up from there and go past the two annoying currents to the third good one. Head up again here, then right to another good current. Go past the several tornadoes and take the right path to be blown to an Attack+1 NCP. Go back and take the left path, then enter two more good currents to get the ShipKey. Unlock the door to meet Tomahawkman. [Navi Battle: Tomahawkman] HP: 700 Attacks: Throws a tomahawk which circles your area. His totem pole sends meteors at you. His totem pole makes him invincible. His totem pole replenishes his HP briefly. Swipes the closer two of your rows with a tomahawk. Turns into a ball and attacks a single square, breaking the panel. Strategy: The tomahawk and meteors are easy enough to avoid, but you can stop whatever the totem pole's doing by attacking it; easy enough with Colonel's charge attack. It's a little hard to see the tomahawk swipe coming, for some reason, it's pretty clear when he winds up with the tomahawk. Anyway, he moves medium-fast, so slow chips won't work that well. Luckily, Colonel swiped the booster during the battle. He'll also convince Tomahawkman to join your anti-Nebula force. Time to take on End Area 2, so go to the exit of End Area 1 and Tomahawkman will take out all the Navis with one swing. Head forward to start the fourth Liberation Mission. -- End Area 2 (Liberation Mission 4) -- You've got Colonel, Knightman, Shadowman and Tomahawkman for this mission, and you're taking on Dark Megaman. Head forward and use TomahawkSwing on the indented panel to take out a wide area for maneuverability, then use Shadowman on the BigBrut2, then Colonel or Knightman on the DarkHole. Anyway, the BarrierKey1 and BarrierKey2, along with a DarkHole, is in the section to the upper-right. They're the uppermost and lowermost item panels in that section, so have Shadowman get them and bring someone in to get the DarkHole. The odds are the minibosses will gather around you before you can do much. You've got a couple of new ones, too. [Mini-Boss Battle: TinHawk2] Same as before, more HP, a tad faster. [Mini-Boss Battle: Bladia] A massive Swordy from old times. He stays still for so long I was able to delete him before I could see his attack. MrkCan1's and Colonel's charge attack get past his defenses. Take out the DarkHoles with some powerhouse Navis and make your way toward Dark Megaman. If you use Order Points correctly and get some key 1-turn liberations (much easier in this mission), you can make it to Dark Megaman well before the target of 10 phases. Take some time off to replenish HP, then take him on. [Navi Battle: Dark Megaman] HP: 800 Attack: Fires his MegaBuster. Fires a Cannon. Fires a MiniBomb. Fires a Tornado. Uses a massive sword attack. Uses a Quake. Uses a MrkCan1. Other chips I may have missed. Strategy: The MegaBuster is his weapon of choice, which is good because it's really difficult to be able to avoid most of his attacks. Stay away and don't be on his row when you don't have to be, is my best advice. This battle isn't too hard, though, regardless. If you make it in the target numbers or phase (not difficult here), you'll get an AntiNavi M. Back in a normal area, Megaman will finally find the strength to expunge the dark power from his body. Oops, I just skipped the cutscene, darn it. Ah well. Good things happen, I'm sure, like you get Tomahawk Soul. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.5 - Double-Crossed (through Liberation Mission 5) Dr. Regal's annoyed that they've got Megaman back, and he'll discuss with Cosmoman the destruction of the team. -- Higsby? Seriously -- Baryl will bring all the operators together to get to know each other and to introduce the new member of the team...Higsby? Looks like Numberman's our new compatriot. Baryl is aiming to liberate End Area 5 now, as well. A mysterious person will e-mail you about Chaos Unisons. Talk to Baryl to get Folder2, then jack in at Oran Isle and head to End Area 2. Go to the end and head into End Area 3. -- End Area 3 -- Head left in this area until you can't anymore, then go up and follow the path around to the stairs. Go left and take the second staircase down, then head up and right to another staircase and go up. Follow the path to another staircase and go down, then follow the straightforward path to End Area 4. -- End Area 4 -- Go down the stairs, then go forward and take the second right all the way to the conveyor. Go up and take the upper conveyor, then head left to the corner, then head up and take the first left. Head down and walk past the conveyor to a different one, then go up and take the staircase. Head down-right, then up-right. Wow, that's a huge gate. Numberman will show up, followed by the rest of the team. But wait! Higsby's lent Numberman to Ms. Mariko as a bodyguard, so the mission will happen tomorrow instead. Ah well. -- 1337 |-|4<>0R5 -- Lan wants to visit Dad's lab, so go to SciLab and enter Yuichiro's lab (you'll spy Higsby there too). Inspect the large computer to discover it's protected. Run outside and head toward the port to spy Higsby. Talk to him, then run back to the computer. Numberman will hack it, then reveal a text file from Lan's grandfather about someone named Gow. -- Gow Wow -- Go home and talk to Haruka, then look at the doghouse through the glass door in the living room. Head out to the mine next. Do you remember a small room with nothing but a machine near the top? Jack into the machine and examine the rightmost panel. Looks like something you're seeking is in End City. You'll jack out, so head to the now-available End City. -- End City -- Head to the other corner of End City and talk to Higsby. He doesn't seem to remember helping out...whatever. Talk to the guy behind the counter (you may need to try entering the castle first), then go to the south corner and jack into the bronze statue. Head into End Area 3 and get to the second part of the raised section as you did before. Go to the stairs to find Numberman doing something with the castle system. He'll run off. -- The Castle -- Jack out and talk to the one guy, then enter the castle. Go up the numerous floors until you get out on the roof. Inspect the eye of the left fish to receive a DataDisk, along with a cryptic disk. With OldKey and TextData in hand, jack in somewhere and go to ACDC Area 3. Follow the path until you find a 3x3 area of panels; inspect the very edge of the middle panel on the upper-right side. A door will open up; go ahead and run in. You'll appear in...ACDC? -- A Link To The Past -- After some investigation, it appears that Megaman has entered a digitized memory of the past; Dr. Hikari's just had twin boys. Talk to everyone in ACDC to move on, and watch out, because viruses exist here. Once you've decided to leave, you'll spy some evil Navis looking for something. Go talk to the black Navi to fight. [Virus Battle: PowieEX, PowieEX, WuNoteEX] Your main problems are going to be cracked panels and those bloody bushes. Shoot out the bushes as soon as you can to get the battle over with faster. With him gone, head up the street to find the other Navis. The battles from right to left: [Virus Battle: Marina, Marina, Shakey] For Pete's sake. Anyway, the Shakey needs to go first, since it crosses all the panels and is a real bother. After that, remember to shoot the bubbles to get rid of them faster. [Virus Battle: HandiEX, HandiEX] The bombs are weak as all get out, but watch out for X bombs that will harm your area. Use a buster shot on the bomb and then a chip on the HandiEX. [Virus Battle: Shakey, Shakey, MetFire] As before, the Shakeys are your priority. Try to end this battle as quickly as possible, as meteors and Shakeys are a horrid combination. [Virus Battle: BugTnkEX, BugTnkEX, WuNoteEX] The WuNoteEX will be the most annoying virus here; if you have CrakBoms or something (Django would be nice), try to take it out. BugTnkEX's are no problem by now, I'm sure. [Virus Battle: Shakey, BomBoy, BomBoy] Wow, I really hate BomBoys. If you're lucky enough to start with a Django chip, the battle's over right away. Otherwise, try to get row- hitting chips to take out the BomBoys, since those bombs are incredibly resilient. -- Double Agent -- Once you're done, Numberman will show up. Sounds like he's joined Nebula (he never learns, I guess - we should lock him up). He'll head off, so jack out and go to Baryl's office. Talk to Baryl, then go home and go to sleep. There'll be a sequence where Numberman is accompanying Ms. Mariko's Navi, but Megaman destroys it. o_O -- Prepare For Battle -- Screwy things are going on in End Area 3. Jack in and head there, then inspect the large castle thing in End Area 3. A Navi comes along and says you need to fix the castle net first. Jack out and head into the castle, then head to the second room to find the door locked. Inspect the holograph, then jack into the rightmost katana on top. Talk to the Navi to fight. [Virus Battle: DrixolEX, DrixolEX, Eleogre] You've seen DrixolEXs before, and they're easy to avoid right? Anyway, the Eleogre electrocutes your columns, so try to stay off lit panels. You'll get KtnaData. Go back a room and jack into the third armor from the left. Talk to the Navi. [Virus Battle: NinJoy, NinJoy] Agh, these things are back. Anyway, when you attack, they appear in your area and swipe. Hit them with your buster, then move to the back row and use a chip attack. You'll get ArmrData. Jakc into the leftmost helmet and talk to one last Navi. [Virus Battle: Zomon, Zomon, Batty] Zomons use alternating WideSwrds and LongSwrds on you, so stay back and when they move up, get out of the way. Otherwise, not much trouble. He'll give you HelmData. Go back to the holograph and inspect it to give it back its regalia. Go through the door. -- Samurai Training -- In the X room, talk to the samurai statue to agree to a fighting game. Walk into the center to start it; you need to hit 100 samurai foes before they hit you once. It's PURE EVIL, I TELL YOU. Remember that you'll always want to hit the samurai that is closest; you can interrupt strings of samurais to hit someone else. When you complete the challenge a billion years later, continue on to the roof. Apparently, the castle's going to explode. Go to the panel in the left fish and jack in. -- Gargoyl Comp (Regular Mission 5) -- Talk to the program to find out what's going on. You'll need to bring the correct color ninja program to the switches to turn off the traps. Go forward and take a left to grab the red ninja. Go back and head the other way, then take a left to get past the first trap. For the next part, circle the area clockwise until you can pass by the conveyor belts with the white ninja. Go on one, go around the blue ninja and at the dead end, go right for a Speed+1 NCP, then go the other way to bypass another trap. Head to the next square and talk to the program about multiple-ninja traps. Go down and grab the blue ninja, then head left and keep looping around counterclockwise until you can go up the up-right path with the blue ninja. On this square, circle around once to get the blue ninja through, then disable the trap and head forward. Grab the red ninja and head up, then circle around the next area to bring the red ninja along. When you hit the white ninja, take a left to get an HPMemory, then go back and up with the red ninja to disable the trap. Go into area 2. What the heck? They cut out area 2 as well? Geez. Anyway, at the square head down-left for a GMD, then head down-right and grab the white ninja. Keep going and trade for a red ninja, then go back. Take the uppermost path and you'll trade for a blue; go around and get your red back to continue. Head up and avoid the blue ninja, then once you're past the square, head right and take the path with the conveyor pointing down-left. Keep taking this large loop until you're followed by two red ninjas when you pass by the conveyor down. Take the very last conveyor up and avoid the ninjas on your way to the trap. Go disable it and continue. When you see the trap, head up and left and grab the blue ninja. From there, go up and get the white ninja, then circle around to get the blue ninja again. Go up and left to the red ninja, then head left and loop around continually until you can bring the white ninja to the trap. Grab the HPMemory and get the blue ninja from here. Head left again and grab the other blue ninja, then return to the first trap and disable it to continue. From here, go left and avoid the ninjas until you can get the red ninja. Head back right to a square and circle around to bring the red ninja along. Go up and left, then head into a corner (exchanging with the blue ninja), then turn around and continue with the red ninja. Head left and circle around the right side of the rectangle until you can continue down with the red ninja. Head down and right for a second red ninja. From there, head left past the conveyor belt, then head up-right avoiding the ninjas until you get the third red one. Go back and head to the trap to disable it. Continue to the green program and head left, then up and go on the conveyor. Head down and left until you see the conveyor that can take you back to the really long conveyor; don't pick up any ninjas. Once there, head up-left to find a white ninja and pick him up. Go back to that one conveyor and head down; you'll grab the red ninja, so circle around so you can bring the white ninja down-right. Exchange it for the red ninja, then head down-left and grab another red ninja. Go up and around and grab the white ninja again, then circle again and get that red again, then continue right and walk into the white ninja, then back. You have two white ninjas, so head down-left to disable the trap and get the blue ninja. Go up-right, then left, then down-left to the large loop you were in a second ago. Head up and back to the squares with the red ninjas from before. Grab the red ninja and circle around to continue with the blue one. Head up-right and then up-right again for a blue ninja. Go up-left to a large rectangle. Head up-right on the conveyor and then go up-left past the red ninjas to a third blue ninja. From there, head left and stay as far up as you can to avoid red ninjas; once at the end, go down, then up-right to the trap. Disable it and go forward to find the control panel and Numberman. [Navi Battle: Numberman] HP: 600 Attacks: NumTrap - a mine is placed and if you step on it a large 2x2 weight flattens your area. Throws a dice bomb that explodes in a 3x3 area. Creates three balls with numbers on them. Strategy: Best just to get rid of NumTraps as soon as they show up, really. The dice bombs you need to avoid. As for the balls, the numbers correspond to their HP. He's unusually fast, so you'll have to be quick to hit him. Try some time-stopping chips. Once you defeat him, Numberman and Megaman will show up. o_O Looks like they were playing your parts all along, and you'll pwn them easily. Numberman will rush off to End Area 4 to get rid of the door. Follow him and he will. Shadowman will stay behind, so adjust your folder, save, and liberate! -- End Area 5 (Liberation Mission 5) -- Looks like some random panels are booby-trapped this time. Anyway, your enemy is Cosmoman and you've got nine phases. Numberman can take items out of nearby item panels without battling, isn't that convenient. Easy BarrierKeys, if you ask me. There are more minibosses here. [Mini-Boss Battle: Bladia2] A higher-HP version of Bladia. Easily taken out with Colonel. Your first order of business is to clear off the left wall so you can get to the small area on the left that has BarrierKey1. Use Numberman to get at it easily; it's the middle panel on the back row. Then, plow through the center and take out the DarkHoles in the middle area. Head right to find where Cosmoman is; the right item panel in front of him has BarrierKey2. This will unlock a large area to the left; the item panel closest to the middle here has BarrierKey3, which finally unlocks the way to Cosmoman. Take out the DarkHoles there. Through this mission, NumberCheck and TomahawkSwing are invaluable for getting places. Once you get the final BarrierKey, go take on Cosmoman. [Navi Battle: Cosmoman] HP: 1000 Attacks: Will throw a ring into your area that attacks a 2x2 area. Creates large rings that sweep across your area. Strategy: It's easy enough to avoid his rings, since they always spin on the row of and behind the yellow panel. Also the large ones aren't hard to dodge. He's medium-fast, so some chips are a bad idea unless he's attacking. If you can catch him throwing a ring, you'll go Full Synchro and paralyze him, which is a great opportunity. Colonel's charge shot, as always, works very well. If you really work at it, you should barely make it within the target number of phases to get CosmoMan C. According to the Colonel, the Net is free, and you just need to work on the Undernet. You need to recuperate first, though, and that door'll be tricky to get past. Everyone'll jack out, and you'll get Number Soul. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.6 - The Scoop On Nebula (through Liberation Mission 6) Dr. Regal's slightly irritated about losing the Net, but he's closer to getting the Hikari Report, it would seem... -- The Truth Slips Out -- Back in the park, Mayl asks if you're doing dangerous stuff, and Lan admits it. Dex and Yai show up to offer services, and Ribitta shows up looking for a story; more specifically, an Undernet story. She'll run off and Baryl will call. Head to Baryl's office and he'll ask you to look into the Hikari Report. He'll also tell you about VisionBurst, which was when you went into ACDC on the net. Go back there and head into your backyard to find Gow gone. Colonel will show up and ask you to find out about the dog. -- Hide And Gow Seek -- Jack out and talk to Haruka to receive a photograph of Gow. You'll also get CasPCode in an e-mail. Go to Oran Isle and head toward the mine, but don't go in; take the slope on the side instead. Talk to the old guy up there and he'll say that his Navi has something of Gramps's; unfortunately, it's in an obscure area of Oran Area 1. If you go into the mine, though, you can buy NebulaID from somebody. -- Larkman -- Go to End City and jack into the horse. Head backward through End Area 2 and go down the stairs in End Area 1. Head up and left to the dead end and walk past it onto an invisible platform. Follow the warp into Undernet 1. Go in a little circle to get down the stairs, then enter the warp and talk to the nearby Navi, Larkman, to fight. [Navi Battle: Larkman] HP: 900 Attacks: Fires a bird at you that loops around to attack. Several panels light up and Larkman flies over them. Swoops down at you. Strategy: This guy moves fast, so you'll probably have to wait for him to attack before attacking him. Or use time-stopping chips. You'll get a Larkman S chip for your victory. -- Well That Was Fun -- But back to business. Go to Oran Isle and enter the mine, then take the first left and jack into the light thing at the top. Talk to the Navi inside to get OldPCode. Jack in somewhere and head to SciLab Area 3; opposite the exit to Area 4 is a security cube; unlock it and go in, then go through the next warp to reach ACDC Area 2. Talk to Gramps's Navi there to receive PastKey and a cryptic clue. -- Return To The Past -- Go back to Oran and head to the drill room. Jack into the fourth computer and head to the machine that stopped the rocks. Stand next to it and examine the upper-right edge of that path. You'll open a door to a memory of Oran Isle. Talk to everyone (MagnoMetal seems to be a key topic), and Gow will appear with a Nebula Navi. Prepare for battle! [Virus Battle: NinJoy, HandiEX, HandiEX] No real problem. Take out bombs as normal and such. You'll try to get Gow but he'll pwn you. Inspect the bamboo to be doubly pwned, and Gow will be captured by Blizzardman, who leaves. In other news, SciLab's under attack! -- Attack Of The Darkloids -- Head to Baryl's office and jack into his computer. Head toward the warp to find Colonel and some Darkloids and Shademan. Shademan leaves, and more Darkloids take his place. Prepare for battle! [Virus Battle: Marina, Marina, MarinaEX] The sheer volume of bubbles here makes shooting them impractical. Lucky you, though, no water. [Virus Battle: Zomon, Zomon, VacuumFn] Get that VacuumFn! If you've got Fast Barrier in your NC, though, it's not a problem. [Virus Battle: Eleogre, WuNoteEX, Shakey] As usual, Shakey has to go right away. Turns out Gow wasn't a VisionBurst, but is related to the Hikari Report. After jacking out, you'll discuss Nebula's plans, and you need to strike in the Undernet. But first, you need a new HQ. -- Location, Location, Location -- You'll get e-mail from Mayl with a RollSP R chip. Anyway, leave SciLab and head to ACDC Town. Go into Higsby's shop and talk to Higsby; he can give you a large space, but you need to recover a data file the Numberman dropped in End Area 3 while looking at something cool. Head to End Area 3 and inspect behind the castle thing on the net to get it. Return and talk to Higsby and he'll show you the secret area. Baryl will agree, it's nice. But someone's trying to get into the Undernet! -- Sacrifice -- Head yourself to the purple wall in End Area 5. Toadman will be there, trying to break in. Suddenly, Cloudman will show up and destroy the door, but Colonel will take care of him. Or so we think...as Toadman hops toward the Undernet, Cloudman will try for another attack, and Colonel will throw himself in the way. When the light fades, he's gone. -- The Abdication -- Back at the base, everyone's reeling from the news, and Ribitta is quite sorry. Baryl, though, wants Lan to lead the next mission; he'll give you a day to think it over. Go to bed. Early next morning, Ribitta shows up asking to join the team as her repentance. As you hem and haw, she'll call you spineless and head off to the Undernet herself. -- The Undernet (Regular Mission 6) -- Head to End Area 5 and enter Undernet 1. A guy will tell you that Toadman passed by and that there are ghosts. If a ghost is on your head when you enter battle, it'll give you a bug. Anyway, go up the first stairs you see, then go down the stairs past it. Go forward and take the second stircase up, then the next staircase up. Take two more staircases down, then head right and go up two more staircases. Go left and go up one more staircase to make it to Undernet 2. Go into the conveyor, then head left to the warp, then up past the warp. Take the first right, then head down and go past the first warp into the second one. Go up the stairs here and then down the next stairs. Go right, then up, then into Undernet 3. Go forward and into the right conveyor, then left a bit and down one conveyor. Head right into a conveyor, then go up-right until you reach the second 3x3 square. Go up, left, down into the square next to that one, then go down, left and up to find the large staircase. You'll also find Toadman, and clearly he's irritated about something. [Navi Battle: Toadman] HP: 700 Attacks: Sends a paralyzing music note at you. Throws a small frog into your area to change panels into water. Punches you. Strategy: The bloody guy keeps changing lilypads, so he's hard to pin down. Your Megabuster works well, as do time-stopping chips. The music note can be hard to dodge sometimes, though, so beware, he follows up with a punch. When you win, the rest of the team will show up, hoping you'll lead the next mission. You, of course, will accept. Tomahawkman tries to take out the door, but falls short. Toadman, however, gets the job done. Head forward to your last Liberation Mission! -- Undernet 4 (Liberation Mission 6) -- Your team: Megaman, Shadowman, Tomahawkman, Numberman, and Toadman. Your enemy is...Dark Colonel? Well then. This level is very straightforward, it's basically one long path to Dark Colonel. Take out each DarkHole as you go by it. BarrierKey1 is in the item panel at the very top of the first path, and BarrierKey2 is at the very bottom. Dark panels are sort of scattered, so it's possible to get past places only taking out a few. Try for a lot of 1-turn liberations. Your target is 10 phases. Good luck! The key problem here is that the blasted Dominerds are back. Unless you have some piercing chips, you will need some high-power chips to take out Dominerds quickly when their mouths are open. Django works well. The other thing is that your two powerhouses, Colonel and Knightman, are not here, so you'll have to find someone else for DarkHoles. Tomahawkman isn't too bad. Also Toadman is really good; his charge shot is him moving in front of an enemy and punching for a good deal of damage. Very effective. I won't bother listing minibosses here, you get it. [Navi Battle: Dark Colonel] HP: 1200 Attacks: Slashes in a /, then a V of some sort. Drops a RockCube that turns into a small army thing that shoots. Uses his C-Cannon. Strategy: Slashes are harder to avoid. He's faster and has more HP. Otherwise, not much different, except the rock, which is easy to avoid (unless used in conjunction with a slash). Shadowman is excellent here, his charged attacks do 100 damage each. Cosmoman will comment on DarkPower, and will take Colonel away. You'll managed to get Toad Soul, though. According to Megaman, they need to get Colonel back before taking on Nebula. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.7 - SoulNet Regal has the Hikari Report, and with it, he plans to complete SoulNet. He talks about NebulaGray and the microservers, whatever those are. I guess we're about to find out, since he's getting the TV cameras out. -- Let's Do The Mind Warp Again -- Back in Electopia, Regal apparently plans to free the Electopians. Haruka will give you an Amulet to protect you. Walk outside to see two people acting weird. You'll get mail that talks about the microservers that are warping minds. Jack into the tree behind Mayl's house and inspect the microserver to be attacked by Numberman. [Navi Battle: Numberman Alpha] HP: 900 Attacks: NumTrap - a mine is placed and if you step on it a large 2x2 weight flattens your area. Throws a dice bomb that explodes in a 3x3 area. Creates three balls with numbers on them. Uses AreaGrab. Strategy: Same as before, but more resilient and harder-hitting. You'll have to use charge shots on the number balls, most likely. You'll destroy the microserver, and Higsby will turn back to normal. You'll jack out and get an e-mail about Toad Soul, then go talk to Baryl at Higsby's. He'll tell you to check other places. -- The Microserver Takedown -- Go to SciLab and board the Queen Bohemia. Go to the Netbattle machine to find Dingo, who needs, I tell you NEEDS, to battle. [Navi Battle: Tomahawkman Alpha] HP: 900 Attacks: Throws a tomahawk which circles your area. His totem pole sends meteors at you. His totem pole makes him invincible. His totem pole replenishes his HP briefly. Swipes the closer two of your rows with a tomahawk. Turns into a ball and attacks a single square, breaking the panel. Strategy: Harder, better, faster, stronger. God, did I just quote Daft Punk? I need help. Dingo's hopping mad, so Lan will jack in and Megaman will destroy the microserver. Head into SciLab and jack into the white machine. Knightman is defending the microserver here. [Navi Battle: KnightMan] HP: 900 Attacks: Fires his wrecking ball at you. Fires his wrecking ball in the air and debris falls. Jumps forward cracking panels. Circles his wrecking ball around himself. Uses PanlGrab. Strategy: You know the shtick. If you got AirShoes from behind the Nebula door in End Area 4, it's useful here. Knightman and Princess Pride will return to normal. Head to End City and jack into Gargoyle Comp; go to the end to find the microserver and Shadowman. [Navi Battle: Shadowman] HP: 700 Attacks: Clones himself. Sends a wave of fire along a row. Throws two shurikens at you. Appears in front of/behind you and slices with a sword. Strategy: Same. Looks like he was never affected, he just wanted to battle, since he destroys the server himself. A phone call from Baryl reveals the microservers are now gone, but you need to take out the source of the signal that started them in the Undernet. -- Restored To Light -- On the way out of the castle, talk to a guy hidden near the Buddha statue to get a lotto code, 45654128, which nets you an HP+400 NCP. Return to End Area 5 and enter the Undernet. Make your way to Undernet 4 (yay, the ghosts are gone) and head to where Dark Colonel was to find a large server. Inspect it to try and destroy it, but Dark Colonel will come along and take care of it himself. He'll then push Megaman, but then Toadman will try to heal Dark Colonel from afar. Protoman will show up and discuss the plan; Toadman will turn his heal to full power and expel the DarkPower, Protoman will knock out Colonel and Megaman will destroy the DarkPower. You'll get Colonel Soul and everyone will leave. -- The Door To The Past -- Back at the base, Baryl has found where the Nebula base is, and Colonel will be ready to go tomorrow, so that's when the big strike is. Go home and Haruka will give you one of Gramps's DataDisks. After going upstairs you'll get a Colonel Soul e-mail; jack in and head to SciLab 3 and head to the very back. Inspect the edge of the middle panel of the back row to find a VisionBurst. Go in and you'll find two scientists talking about SoulNet and SoulServer...Dr. Light and Dr. Wily. Okay, Dr. Hikari, but Hikari means light, and now it relates to other Megaman games. Looks like SoulNet connects people's souls to the net. After Light and Wily leave, you'll jack out, so go to sleep. -- Face Destiny -- Go downstairs and talk to Mom, then go to the front of Higsby's shop and talk to Baryl. Apparently, the base is on Mt. Belenus (Mt. Fuji in JP version - they were in Japan, though), and you'll be going by helicopter. Before you go, your friends will show up to see you off. Off you go! -- Mt. Belenus -- Holy crap, that base is huge. Anyway, Dusk will run off to investigate, later calling to report that the back entrance is the one to take. As if you didn't know. Follow the path past the first set of stairs to your team, then go up these stairs and enter the door there. You'll find tow doors into the factory; Baryl and Ribitta will check out one, and the rest of you will check the other; he'll give you a GigaChip, CrossDiv C. -- The Lair Of Evil (Final Mission) -- Head through the larger door into the DarkChip factory. Follow the path to a laser door, which you and Princess Pride will jack into. To get by the next few puzzles, you need to alternate using Navis like in Liberation Missions. Hit Select and change to Knightman, then follow the winding path to the right until you find a cannon and a purple switch; Knightman will destroy the cannon, so step on the switch to disable a purple door. Switch to Megaman and go up the long conveyor, then head left and follow the path past the blue door to a blue switch. Step on it and switch to Knightman, then head down and way left and up through where the blue door was. Head up and right past the long conveyor and you'll eventually come across another purple switch and cannon. After stepping on it, switch to Megaman and go up another long conveyor. Head right from there to get to another blue switch; step on it, then lead Knightman up through where the blue door was. Head left past the long conveyor and take the long path up that you come across to find the final switch. With that down, lead Megaman through the last door to encounter Blizzardman. [Navi Battle: BlizzardMan Alpha] HP: 1200 Attacks: Rolls snowballs at you. Rolls at you as a snowball and then snow falls. Blows icy breath at you. Strategy: Should be essentially the same strategy as before. You'll need to be a bit quicker, of course. Blizzardman will open a hole to the Dark Galaxy and try to draw you in; Knightman will take your place. Back out, head toward the next laser door. A Nebula agent will try to stop you, but Dusk will KO him. You'll jack in with Shadowman this time. Switch to Shadowman and head right, then take a left at the fork and you'll come across a dark cloud and a purple switch; he'll destroy it, so step on the switch and switch to Megaman. Go forward ont eh conveyor belts and take a left; before the switch, take a right for a RegUP3, then step on the switch. Go back to Shadowman and have him head back to the start and take the left instead. Take a left at the split to find the cloud and step on the switch. Return control to Megaman, then return to the central conveyors and go up again. Once you see the next door, take a right, then a left, and this path will take you to the switch. Have Shadowman follow the same path, but take the stairs up to the last switch. Bring Megaman past the last door and prepare for Shademan. Shadowman will come to help, but the Dark Galaxy will pull him in before he gets the chance. [Navi Battle: Shademan] HP: 1000 Attacks: Creates bats that fly at you to attack. Swipes at you with his claws (only hits one square ahead). Fires a sonic pulse that hits the square in front and the row two squares ahead. Moves behind you to attack. Strategy: He's still incredibly fast, so use some nice time-stopping chips, like CrossDiv. If you use a Django chip on him, his health goes steadily down. Shademan will talk about joining NebulaGray, then explode. I guess Shadowman's okay. o_O Continue along and inspect the next laser door to have you, Higsby and Dingo jack in for a triple mission. Take Tomahawkman to the right and destroy both X doors to step on the teal switch. Take Numberman past the mechanical door and go on the conveyor, then head left and take out two more mechanical doors before the green switch. Have Megaman go up ONE central conveyor, then go right. Take the third path up, then head right to the blue switch. Take Tomahawkman and bring him throughb the former blue door, then up the central conveyor. Go up and follow the path to the teal switch. Switch back to Megaman and return to the central conveyor. Go up it and then head left, then loop around (go down) to find another blue switch. Take Numberman forward to another mechanical door, then step on the green switch. Take Tomahawkman off the switch, then head left straight to another door. Step on the switch behind it, then have Megaman take the final conveyor to Cloudman. Apparently, NebulaGray is a dark star in the Dark Galaxy. Whatever. In other news... [Navi Battle: Cloudman Alpha] HP: 900 Attacks: Creates a bunch of clouds that fire thunders at you. Creates a cloud in your area to electrocute you. Turns into a tornado cloud and attacks your area. Strategy: Shoot out the clouds to get rid of them, then attack Cloudman. Remember, he's really slow, so if clouds are gone you can get some good shots in. After the light fades, Numberman and Tomahawkman have been sucked into the Dark Galaxy. Cloudman explodes, and you're sad. When you come to the final laser door, Baryl and Ribitta will show up to help out. Take Colonel forward, past the stairs (not up them) to the dark waterfall, then left to the door that he'll destroy. Step on the switch, then switch to Toadman. Head right to the dead end, then up to the switch and step on it. As Colonel, go right, down and around to the switch, then have Toadman go up and take out the dark waterfall and hit another switch. You can finally bring Megaman forward to the next section. Now take Colonel back to the stairs and cross over to Ribitta's side. Head up-right from there and destroy the door and step on the switch. Bring Toadman over to Baryl's side and go up, then take out the dark waterfall and hit that switch. From there, bring Megaman forward onto that switch, then bring Colonel and Toadman over to hit their switches so Megaman can get to Cosmoman. The Dark Galaxy will take Colonel and Toadman. [Navi Battle: Cosmoman Alpha] HP: 1200 Attacks: Will throw a ring into your area that attacks a 2x2 area. Creates large rings that sweep across your area. Turns into a portal and objects fly at you. Strategy: Still not that big of a problem, frankly, except when he does his portal move. Shoot out the objects coming at you. Regal's about to complete SoulNet. You'll jack out, and Regal's done with SoulServer and will soon transfer NebulaGray. Dr. Hikari's upset with himself for not destroying the Hikari Report. -- The Office Of Evil -- Run forward into Regal's office to find him absent. Jack into the rightmost case and talk to the felled Navi to find that Roll, Glide and Gutsman were taken to the Dark Galaxy, and that you can get upstairs. Jack out and inspect the middle case to open a door. The entire team will see you off as you head up to take on Regal. Inspect the left case to get back the PETS of Mayl, Yai and Dex. Save before entering the door, as there is no turning back. -- The End Of All Things -- You'll find Yuichiro tied up, and Regal working on SoulNet. The team will help Yuichiro out, but Regal will activate SoulNet, and hatred will fill your team. Not you, though; Regal suspects it may be MagnoMetal protecting you. Your Amulet fits the bill. Regal, though, has spread SoulNet and SoulServer around the world, and once he installs NebulaGray, the world will turn evil. You won't let that happen, though, right? I thought not. Jack in! -- SoulServer -- Follow the long and winding road to the middle of SoulServer. You'll be surrounded by four flames from Blizzardman, Shademan, Cloudman, and Cosmoman. They'll be stopped, however, by the whole team, including Roll, Glide and Gutsman. Continue along until you reach the end. -- NebulaGray -- You'll discover NebulaGray, a program that amplifies man's evil soul. A huge number of ghosts will gather around it to form the giant monster that you must battle. Give 'em hell, son. [Final Battle: NebulaGray] HP: 2000 Attacks: Small flame strings come out of the ground constantly. Fires a fireball at a square that causes flames to follow you around. Uses a DarkChip - Megaman appears and uses a chip. NebulaGray flies into a panel, cracking a 3x3 area. A lot of hands come out of NebulaGray and try to grab you. Strategy: I cannot stress the value of AirShoes here, since panels will definitely be cracked a lot. Also, if you have BblWrap, it's quite useful. Anyway, the flame attacks are only annoying until you learn to dodge them. AntiDmg actually works on the fourth attack listed. Once NebulaGray is below 1000 HP, he'll start using the attacks below the fourth. For the fifth attack, I advise you not to panic and concentrate on the hands. Django and CrossDiv still work like a charm. I beat this guy faster than any final boss since MMBN. -- ENDING -- The NebulaGray monster will explode, but the DarkPower will envelop Megaman. Lan will remove his Amule and attempt to talk to Hub, and a voice will tell him to keep at it. Suddenly, there's a flash of light, and Hub will be standing there, the DarkPower gone. He'll use something on the DarkPoewr, and it will disappear. NebulaGray gears up for one last attack, but Colonel will fight it off. Everyone else will give their souls to Megaman, who stands up and fires...when the light fades, NebulaGray is gone. Regal's base is exploding, and Regal is musing over the loss of his world. Baryl walks up and introduces himself as head of the Netopian Net Army or something like that. In other news, the volcano will soon destroy SoulServer. As you and the team leave, Yuichiro stays behind for a bit to tell Regal of the good power of SoulNet; Regal laughs it off. Yuichiro collapses, and Wily comes up to restart SoulNet, overpowering it to erase ten years off of Regal's memory. Wily then speaks to Baryl and leaves. Lan narrates: the volcano erupted, Yuichiro got home safe and all that. At Baryl's office, Baryl announces the end of Nebula, as well as Team Colonel. With Regal's memory erased, he's working at SciLab again. Everyone will leave, and you'll wax philosophical, then your friends show up to talk and play like old times. Roll credits. Megaman, Roll, Glide and Gutsman are in the ACDC Town VisionBurst. Suddenly, Gow shows up. Yuichiro will advise you to continue the fight for freedom and invite you to a party. You jack out and Gow barks. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 - Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is the code to get into the engine room on the Queen Bohemia? A: 11922911. Q: I just got Gramps's letter and I don't know what to do! A: Go home and talk to Haruka, then inspect the doghouse via the glass door in your living room. Then jack into the machine near the top of the OldMine, in a room by itself. Inspect the eastmost square. Q: [insert story event] isn't happening! What do I do? By the way, I'm using a cheat device. A: Cheat devices have been known to wreak havoc on game data. Your best bet is to try again without the device and hope it works. 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