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                       * Blaster Master 2 FAQ *
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 For          : Blaster Master 2
 System       : Sega Genesis
 By           : Jatin Bhatia
 E-mail       : jb_003_india@yahoo.com
 Started on   : July 07, 2003
 Completed on : July 22, 2003
 Version      : 1.0  

 Best viewed : NotePad, WordPad, Courier New, size 10, 800x600 resolution.
 This document is Copyright 2003 Jatin Bhatia. All rights reserved.

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 Table Of Contents
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 I......Introduction
 II.....About the game
 III....Story
 IV.....Game Menu
 V......Controls
 VI.....Tips
 VII....Game Genie Codes
 VIII...Frequently Asked Questions
 IX.....Version History
 X......Copyright
 XI.....Credits 
 XII....Contact info

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 I. Introduction
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 * This FAQ contains a little info on the game, controls and some of the 
   Game Genie codes for Blaster Master 2. It does not contains the mission
   walkthrough.

 * I have not tested all the codes myself, so there could be some fault.
   If you find a non-working code, please E-mail me. I do not take the 
   responsibility for any damage caused due to these game genie codes.

 * I would be glad to receive your contributions and suggestions, and
   you will be credited.

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 II. About The Game
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 Name         :    Blaster Master 2
 System       :    Sega Genesis
 Company      :    Sunsoft
 Released     :    1993
 Type         :    Shooter
 Genre        :    Action/Adventure
 Players      :    Single Player
 Language     :    English

 Blaster Master 2 is a sequel to Blaster Master, and although I have not 
 played the original, most people seem to think it is not that good. But
 still I found it to be a nice game to play for a couple of hours. You 
 play as Jason and control a robotic vehicle call S.O.P.H.I.A. in the game 
 and its your usual jump and shoot side-scroller game. For more info, you
 can see the reviews posted at Gamefaqs.com

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 III. Story
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 Taken from Blaster Master Home Page (http://bmhp.iwarp.com/BM2.htm) :

 It has been four years since Jason's Encounter with the Plutonium Boss 
 and the radioactive mutants under the Earth. His only reminder of the 
 incident is S.O.P.H.I.A., the vehicle he used to stop them, which he has 
 hidden in an abandoned barn. One day, one bolt of lightning struck the 
 house and caused the ceiling to crumble, knocking Jason unconscious. When 
 Jason woke up, S.O.P.H.I.A. was in pieces and the parts he had collected 
 from his first dealings with the Mutant Bosses were missing. Little does 
 Jason know that there are more lightning beings where the first one came 
 from and they are planning to destroy the Earth. The beings started 
 digging towards the Earth's core in order to shift the planet's weight 
 off its axis, leading to total annihilation. The parts from S.O.P.H.I.A. 
 are being used to create a robotic army to assist the being in 
 accomplishing their mission. Now, Jason must stop them, but he won't make 
 it without the help of S.O.P.H.I.A. Since he can't recover the parts, he 
 decided to redesign it to better prepare himself for the ordeal facing 
 him. After 29 days, S.O.P.H.I.A. was completely rebuilt and ready for 
 battle. Remembering where he saw the being's footsteps, Jason jumped in 
 his vehicle and headed towards the mountains where the challenge begins. 

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 IV.  Game Menu
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 Keep pressing the Start key until you reach the Blaster Master 2 logo 
 screen. If you do nothing now, the demo will start playing. Otherwise,
 press Start. You will reach a menu with following options :

 Start : To start playing the game

 Credits : The number of continues you get, choose from 2, 4 and 6.

 Side view Controls : To change the default side view controls.

 Over head Controls : To change the default over head controls.

 Sound Test : To listen to the various music and sounds of the game.
              Press 'A' to play and 'B' to stop.

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 V.  Controls
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 These are the default controls of the game, and these can be changed.

 D-Pad : Directions, selecting the options in the menu.
 Start : Skipping intro, starting and pausing the game.

 Side view Controls-
 Button A : Normal fire
 Button B : Jump
 Button C : Special fire

 Over head Controls-
 Button A : Fire
 Button B : Turret left
 Button C : Turret right

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 VI. Tips
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 Not much here right now. Just keep firing and jumping. Just Kidding.

 * Use your simple fire splendidly. Its unlimited, so keep firing.

 * Use the special fire wisely. Don't use it against single enemies,
   wait for an area where there are a lot of enemies on screen, and 
   then use it.

 * Do increase the number of credits that you get at the Start menu.
   Of course don't do that if you want a challenge.

 * You don't need to kill every enemy. No need to play Rambo.

 * Try not to go back to an area, as the enemy will respawn 

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 VII. Game Genie Codes
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 1.  BVLT-JA5Y	
     Protection from most hazards (NOT IN TOP-VIEW MODE)

 2.  D5VA-GA90
     Medium falls don't hurt (DON'T COMBINE WITH CODES 15 AND 16)

 3.  ACBA-GAB2
     Start with 1 life

 4.  AGBA-GAB2
     Start with 2 lives

 5.  AWBA-GAB2
     Start with 5 lives	 

 6.  BGBA-GAB2
     Start with 10 lives

 7.  CRBA-GAB2
     Start with 20 lives

 8.  SCBT-GA5E
     Infinite lives (NOT IN TOP-VIEW MODE)	 

 9.  8H5A-H98G
     Jump about 6x normal height in vehicle

 10. 815A-H98G 
     Jump about 3x normal height in vehicle

 11. 895A-H98G
     Jump about 2x normal height in vehicle	 

 12. 9D5A-H98G
     Jump about 1-1/2x normal height in vehicle

 13. 9M5A-H98G
     Jump about 3/4x normal height in vehicle

 14. 9S5A-H98G
     Jump about 1/2x normal height in vehicle

 15. 9D5T-H99C + D5VA-GA90
     Jump about 2x normal height when walking and don't take
     damage from medium falls

 16. 9H5T-H99C + D5VA-GA90
     Jump about 1-1/2x normal height when walking and
     don't take damage from medium falls	

 17. 9S5T-H99C
     Jump about 3/4x normal height when walking

 18. 9X5T-H99C
     Jump about 1/2x normal height when walking

 19. B5ZT-GA9J
     Infinite 3-way fire

 20. CD0T-GA94 + BD0T-GA62
     Infinite hyper missiles	 

 21. CD1A-GA86
     Infinite 8-way lightnings

 22. B4FT-GA3G
     Infinite shields	 

 23. ABMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 0 more to amt. you have

 24. AFMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 1 more to amt. you have

 25. APMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 3 more to amt. you have

 26. BKMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 10 more to amt. you have	 

 27. CVMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 20 more to amt. you have

 28. GKMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 50 more to amt. you have

 29. NPMT-JAHR
     Weapon icon adds 99 more to amt. you have (max)

 30. ABMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 0 points to energy bar

 31. AFMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 1 point to energy bar	 

 32. AKMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 2 points to energy bar

 33. AVMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 4 points to energy bar

 34. AZMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 5 points to energy bar

 35. A3MA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 6 points to energy bar

 36. A7MA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 7 points to energy bar

 37. BBMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 8 points to energy bar	 

 38. BFMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 9 points to energy bar

 39. BKMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 10 points to energy bar

 40. BPMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 11 points to energy bar	 

 41. BVMA-JACW
     Heart icon adds 12 points to energy bar (max)

 42. VCFT-HGCG
     Shields last 10x normal time

 43. 2WFT-GWCG
     Shields last 5x normal time

 44. 5WFT-GLCG
     Shields last 3x normal time

 45. 7CFT-GGCG
     Shields last 2x normal time	 

 46. 9LFT-GACG
     Shields last 1/2x normal time

 47. Y8FT-GACG
     Shields last 1/3x normal time

 48. NWFT-GACG
     Shields last 1/5x normal time

 49. GLFT-GACG
     Shields last 1/10x normal time

 50. A3FT-AA82
     Infinite continue credits	 

 51. A3GA-AA5L
     Infinite time to decide whether to use a continue credit

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 VIII.  Frequently Asked Question's (FAQ's)
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 Of course no one has yet asked me anything, but this is where any future
 questions would be placed. I have made up some questions myself and 
 answered for you :

 Q: Who made this game?
 A: Sunsoft.

 Q: Is this game any good?
 A: Certainly not the best on the Genesis, but is the best of its 
    kind, as its the only one.

 Q: What are the platforms the game has been launched on?
 A: Just Sega Genesis/Mega drive. (as far as I know)

 Q: Who made this guide?
 A: Me, Jatin Bhatia.

 Q: How can I contact you?
 A: See the last section.

 Q: I just found out something you have missed/done wrong/etc?
 A: Quick, send me an E-mail. Also mention the name you want to
    be credited as.

 Q: I am having some technical trouble in running/playing the game,
    can you help?
 A: No. I am sorry I can't help you. If you did legally buy the game,
    contact the vendor/maker of the game.

 Q: Can I post your guide on my website?
 A: Only if I allow you to. You will first have to send me an E-mail,
    with the address of your site, then I will check it up and reply.
    Most probably my answer would be yes, but you have to take my
    permission.

 Q: Can I use some portion of your guide in my work?
 A: Of course not. I do wonder if anyone would like to take anything 
    from this crappy guide.

 Q: How can I take screen shots in this game?
 A: I don't know. If anyone does knows, tell me.

 Q: How can I cheat in the game?
 A: I am not aware of any in-game cheats codes, but you can cheat using
    the game genie codes, see the Game Genie Codes section.

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 IX.  Version History
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 Version 1.0 
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 * July 07, 2003
 * The first version. Includes all the things I am aware of. 
 * Spell checked and posted it.
 * Didn't got posted, so added more things to it.
 * July 22, 2003

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 X.  Copyright
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 All the contents of this document belongs to the author and may not be 
 reproduced in any form without his written permission. Any part of the
 document may not be changed or copied and used in any form. It can be 
 printed but for your own reading only, and can not be used for profit.
 This guide can be hosted by the following sites only -

 GameFAQs     : http://www.gamefaqs.com/
 My Home page : http://www32.brinkster.com/jb003/
 
 Find the most recent version of the guide at Gamefaqs.com

 If you find this guide at any other site, please inform the author.
 If you want to host this guide at your site, request me and I will let you.

 Copyright 2003 Jatin Bhatia. All rights reserved.

 All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
 respective trademark and copyright holders.
 Blaster Master 2 is a trademark of Sun Corporation of America.

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 XI.  Credits
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 Special Thanks to

 God          : for everything
 Me           : for writing this FAQ
 My brother   : for getting me this game and the emulator
 CJayC        : for including this file and creating Gamefaqs
 BMHP         : for the story
                Blaster Master Home Page (http://bmhp.iwarp.com/BM2.htm)
 You          : for reading this FAQ
 
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 XII. Contact Info
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 If I missed something or something is wrong in his file, please inform me.
 Any Comments, Contributions, Suggestions, and Corrections are welcome.
 If you want to host this guide at your site, drop me an E-mail. Please
 include something like " Blaster Master 2 FAQ " in the subject.

 E-mail Add.    :  jb_003_india@yahoo.com
 Gamefaqs name  :  jatin
 AIM name       :  jatin003
 Home Page      :  www32.brinkster.com/jb003

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