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    Updated: 04/01/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
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    Minna no Soft Series: ZOOO
    
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    ------------------------------Contents------------------------------
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    1. Introduction
    2. Game Basics
     2.1 Controls
     2.2 Menus
     2.3 HUD
    3. Walkthrough
     3.1 ZOOO
     3.2 100 Level Up!
     3.3 Time Challenge
     3.4 200,000 Point Challenge
     3.5 Quest Mode
    4. Extras
     4.1 Secrets
     4.2 Scoring
     4.3 Tips
    5. FAQ
    6. Guide Disclaimer
    
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    ---------------------------1. Introduction--------------------------
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    ZOOO is played with 64 panels featuring pictures of 8 different animals. At 
    the very start of the game you will see the panels laid out randomly on a 
    field.
    
    The object of the game is to clear all of the panels to get 100 cleared points 
    for each animal. They must be removed in a line of more than three.
    
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    ---------------------------2. Game Basics---------------------------
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    ---------------------------2.1 Controls-----------------------------
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    -------------D-Pad
    Move in the direction pressed.
    
    -------------A Button:
    Select.
    Hold A and a direction to move a tile in the direction pressed.
    
    -------------B Button:
    Cancel / Use Hint.
    
    -------------L Button:
    Nothing.
    
    -------------R Button
    Nothing.
    
    -------------Start/Pause Button:
    In-Game Menu
    
    -------------Select
    Nothing.
    
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    ---------------------------2.2 Menus--------------------------------
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    -------------Start Game
    
    - ZOOO
    Begin a normal game.
    
    - 100 Level Up!
    Begin a levelling up game.
    
    - Time Challenge
    Go against the clock.
    
    - 200,000 Point Challenge
    Get to 200,000 to finish.
    
    - Quest Mode
    Play through missions.
    
    -------------Tutorial
    Shows you how to get a line and how to lose.
    
    -------------High Scores
    Displays the games high scores.
    
    -------------Start/Pause
    Brings up a menu, you can choose to do a few things here.
    
    - Continue
    Continue the game.
    
    - Options
    1. BGM : Toggle the Background Music on or off
    2. ??? : Toggle the ??? on or off.
    3. Voice : Toggle the voices on or off.
    
    - Quit
    Quit the game.
    
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    ---------------------------2.3 HUD----------------------------------
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    Otherwise known as the on-screen display.
    
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                    -        Standard Display         -
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    This is the area you are usually play in.
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    1. Area of play.
    
    2. Points display.
    
    3. Hint boxes.
    
    4. Displays the lucky animal and rank.
    
    5. Time played.
    
    6. Displays how many chances you have.
    
    7. Animal Counter.
    
    8. Timer Bar.
    
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    ---------------------------3. Walkthrough---------------------------
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    -                           3.1 ZOOO                               -
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                                 Overview
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    The normal mode. ZOOO is a game where you must match up three panels of 
    animals. There are lucky animals which give you extra points. This mode is 
    endless until you die. After you die you will be given a high score that is 
    saved onto the game.
    
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                                   Tips
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    Since the blocks are completely random, I can't give any specific walkthrough
    to the game, but I can give you strategies on the game.
    
    - Look around on the field and try to remember where each of the
      panels are.
    
    - Every time you clear a line look at the new panels that come down.
    
    - If you are stuck press B to use up a hint.
    
    - For extra points get the lucky animal (displayed on the left).
    
    - Keep an eye on the timer
    
    - Every time you get a new level the field will be cleared, take a
      moment to remember where the panels are now.
    
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    -                            3.2 100 Level Up!                     -
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                                 Overview
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    Basically the same as the normal ZOOO mode, but the timer goes much faster. 
    Try to get to level 100!
    
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                                   Tips
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    Not much of a difference in strategies.
    
    - Keep an eye on the timer.
    
    - Clear the lucky animal for bonus time.
    
    - Look around on the field and try to remember where each of the
      panels are.
    
    - Every time you clear a line look at the new panels that come down.
    
    - If you are stuck press B to use up a hint.
    
    - Every time you get a new level the field will be cleared, take a
      moment to remember where the panels are now.
    
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    -                           3.3 Time Challenge                     -
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                                 Overview
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    This is basically exactly the same as 100 Level Up! mode, but more about time, 
    and seems much easier (depends on your skill).
    
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                                   Tips
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    Almost the same.
    
    - Keep an eye on both timers.
    
    - Clear the lucky animal for bonus time.
    
    - Look around on the field and try to remember where each of the
      panels are.
    
    - Every time you clear a line look at the new panels that come down.
    
    - If you are stuck press B to use up a hint.
    
    - Every time you get a new level the field will be cleared, take a
      moment to remember where the panels are now.
    
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    -                           3.4 200,000 Point Challenge            -
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                                 Overview
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    This mode is almost exactly like the normal ZOOO mode, but you must achieve 
    200,000 points to win.
    
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                                   Tips
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    - Look around on the field and try to remember where each of the
      panels are.
    
    - Every time you clear a line look at the new panels that come down.
    
    - If you are stuck press B to use up a hint.
    
    - For extra points get the lucky animal (displayed on the left).
    
    - Keep an eye on the timer
    
    - Every time you get a new level the field will be cleared, take a
      moment to remember where the panels are now.
    
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    -                           3.5 Quest Mode                         -
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                                 Overview
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    Do many challenges and beat the game.
    
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                                  Quest 1
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    Eliminate the animals that appear on the left in the order they appear. This 
    quest is fairly easy.
    
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                                  Quest 2, 3
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    Clear the amount of points shown on the left before the timer runs out.
    
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                                  Quest 4
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    Capture 15 Giraffes in points.
    
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                                  Quest 5
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    Don't reset (?) I'm not too sure about this one.
    
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    Hi, 
    In Quest 5 "Don't reset" you have to bring the one blinking tile to the 
    bottom of the playfield. If you click on this blinking tile, the 
    playfield gets reset, so don't reset! ;) 
    
    It's hard to do and you need a lot of luck. 
    Michael
    
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    Contributed by Michael.Buchholz(at)nintendo.de
    
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                                  Quest 6
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    Achieve 20,000 points.
    
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                                  Quest 7
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    Clear 15 lines.
    
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                                  Quest 8
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    Basically the same as 100 Level Up! I don't see any major differences.
    
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    ---------------------------4. Extras--------------------------------
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    -                          4.1 Secrets                             -
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    - Rabbit
    Unlock the rabbit by completing ZOOO mode (getting up to level 10+).
    
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    -                          4.2 Scoring                             -
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       ___________ _______________________
      | Animals   | Points | Lucky Points | Points are for a line of 3.
      |___________|________|______________| Lines of four points: 60
      | Crocodile |   30   |      60      | Lines of four lucky: 120
      | Elephant  |   30   |      60      |
      | Giraffe   |   30   |      60      | The points go up by 30 for
      | Hippo     |   30   |      60      | each line cleared.
      | Lion      |   30   |      60      | Lucky points are doubled.
      | Monkey    |   30   |      60      |
      | Panda     |   30   |      60      | Lines of five points: 90
      | Rabbit    |   30   |      60      | Lines of five lucky: 180
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    -                          4.3 Tips                                -
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    - Look around on the field and try to remember where each of the
      panels are.
    
    - Every time you clear a line look at the new panels that come down.
    
    - If you are stuck press B to use up a hint.
    
    - For extra points get the lucky animal (displayed on the left).
    
    - Keep an eye on the timer
    
    - Every time you get a new level the field will be cleared, take a
      moment to remember where the panels are now.
    
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    ---------------------------5. FAQ-----------------------------------
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    If you have any questions e-mail me (The link is at the bottom and
    follow the guidelines).
    
    1. I don't understand your guide, what do I do!?
    A: Sometimes I might have gone a little bit further, just try to go
       on with the game, if you still don't know what to do, e-mail me
       and I will revise the section(s).
    
    2. Why is this FAQ so small?
    A: There isn't much in this game, and the panels don't have any
       special features so there's no need to put them in. The main
       reason is because the game is so small, but the game is just so
       much fun to play.
    
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    ---------------------------6. Guide Disclaimer----------------------
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    elsewhere. Alteration of this Copyright is punishable under Title 17
    Chapter 5 Section 506(d) of US Copyright Law for a fine of up to $2,500.
    
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    I don't mind if this guide is posted somewhere. But please include the
    copyright, and read the warning in the previous section.
    
    Copyright (c) 2003 Oscar C. - http://pub82.ezboard.com/bbirdbrainsboard
    
    Or The HTML version (make sure you get rid of the asterisk's *)
    
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    Copyright (c) 2003 Oscar C. <*/a*>
    
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                    -          E-Mailing Me           -
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    - Must not be answered in the Guide already (Make sure you look carefully)
    - Make sure it's about this game. I have enough Spam as it is.
    - Using proper grammar and spelling might enhance your chances of being
      answered.
    - Comments/Criticism/Something that should/needs on the guide be changed
      are allowed.
    
    My E-mail: Devis0r@hotmail.com
    
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                    -             Credits             -
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    - Success for making the game.