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    Multiplayer Guide by Lance H

    Version: 0.02 | Updated: 02/02/99 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    
       BATTLETANX - Multi Player Strategy Guide
    
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      Version .02 - Added some things here and there.  Mostly misc 
      strategies. I'm considering making a HTML version of this guide. If
      I decide to I'll post the url.
      
      Last Updated Febuary 2, 1999
    
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      For the latest version of this guide visit:
      http://members.xoom.com/lancelotco/multibt.txt
      
      Controls:
      Z- Fire
      A- Fire/Use Special Weapon
      B- Change Special Item
      L- Change tank view to close up or back to normal
      START- Pause
      C-Up- Change tank or move top of tank around
    
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      The Items:
      Special Weapons or Items appear in square boxes you can find in the open 
      or under destroy buildings.  These get a rating on how useful they are.
      From # - it's almost useless, to ##### - awesomest
      
      SWARMERS: Fire three missels at once at an opponent. Very effective. ####
    
      GUIDED MISSELS: This is awesome, it allows you to guide the missel after you shoot it! 
      Just hold down A. ####
    
      GUN BUDDIES: These are guns you can plant anywhere and they'll shoot 
      at the opposing player/team. You can always use these ;) ##### 
    
      HEALTH: Pretty self explainatory. Adds an ammount of health to your 
      tank. You can save these and use them if you have full health. ###
    
      NUKE: Use the nukes very carefully. Set one off and it will hurt 
      everyone including yourself. Be on top of it to take much less damage when it does off.
      Don't use if low on health though. ##
    
      AMMO: Adds 30 bullets to your main gun. #
    
      CLOAKING: allows you to be invisible to opposing players for a short period of time. ####
     
      MINES: set them around but be careful to avoid them or boom. ###
    
      LASER: Powerful yet they take a while to reload. ##
    
      GRENADES: Very boring. Only use these to set off mines. #
    
      STAR: Recieve after killing an opposing player. Either gives you more health or ammo. ##
    
      SHIELD: Makes a force field around you against enemy attack. Wears off after a while. ####
      
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      Many different types of battle play:
    
      1) Deathmatch - This is the normal blow em up game.  Fun for beginners especially.
                      First blow up the other man 7 times wins. 
      2) Battlelord - This is my favorite.  Especially fun with 4 players. You have two queens at 
                      different bases you must protect, while also attemping to raid the other
                      team's base and steal their queen and bring it back to your own. 
      3) Family Mode - In this mode you fire the last thing you've picked up. 
                       Easy for a quick round.
      4) Annihilation - You have several tanks on your side, and the last 
                        player thats still alive is the winner.
    
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      You can choose from 9 gangs with different tanks. Each gang has it's
      own special (start game with this weapon/item) and order of tanks. 
      When you die you may become a different tank.
    
      GRIFFENS ARMY: This is one my favorite gang because of it's simplicity.
                     Good for almost anything. 
      Special: None
      Order of Tanks: You are always the medium sized standard tank.
    
      URBEN DECAY: Very similar to Griffen's army. 
      Special: Swarmers
      Order of Tanks: Again always the standard tank.
    
      CHARLIE COMPANY: Wide variety of tanks good to get the hang of different tanks.
      Special: Lasers
      Order of Tanks: Standard Tank, Standard Tank, Small Tank, Large Tank
    
      AFTER SHOCKS: Mostly small tanks. I don't really like this gang much.
      Special: Grenades & Mines
      Order of Tanks: Standard, Small, Small, Small, Standard
    
      DARK ANGELS: Fairly good gang. Not much to say about it.
      Special: Cloaking
      Order of Tanks: Standard, Small
    
      NUCLEAR KNIGHTS: Slow yet powerful. Good on deathmatch or annihilation,
                       but horrible on battlelord.
      Special: Nukes
      Order of Tanks: Always large tanks.
    
      MECH MANIACS: These are the best for Battlelord probably. Very good special.
      Special: Gun Buddies
      Order of Tanks: Standard, standard, Small, Small            
    
      SKULL RIDERZ: Good for hit and run missions. Fair on Battlelord but not good for much else.
      Special: Guided Missels
      Order of Tanks: Always Small Tank
    
      PYSCHO BRIGADE: Real close to Mech Maniacs. 
      Special: Shields
      Order of Tanks: Standard, Standard, Small, Small
      
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      TANK PROS & CONS-
      
      Large tank: good in deathmatch
      Pro's: Powerful, good protection
      Con's: Extremly Slow
      
      Standard Tank: good in everything
      Pro's: none
      Con's: none
      
      Small Tank: Good for hit and run missions (or Battlelord)
      Pro's: Speed
      Con's: No Protection, bad main gun
    
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      BATTLELORD STRATEGIES:
      If you're playing on a team, have one player choose a big tank gang, and the other a small.
      Have the big tank gang guard your queen, while the small tank gang go
      for the other teams queens. Go in with Cloaking and Shields and they won't know what
      hit them!  If you want to change your tank or get back to your base quickly commit 
      suicide. That's right. Smash all all the C buttons at once. Since it 
      doesn't matter how many times you die feel free to do it as often as
      you like.  Also get Guided Missels and stand away from the other team's
      base. Make sure you can see the hole, and rocket it around to nail their
      Gun Buddies!
    
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      MISC OTHER STRATEGIES & SECRETS:
      * If you're about to die in battle against someone smash the C buttons to
      commit suicide and keep the other player from getter a kill.
    
      * When you launch a nuke, the best place to be when it blows up is right on top of it!
      You usually take no damage at all!
    
      * To be the secret all woman's gang (Storm Ravens) type WMNRSMRTR at the code screen. 
      
      * To select any game on campaign mode type LTSLTSGNGS at the code screen.
     
      * On the level Area 51, there is a place for you see a flying saucer. Blow it up and it will 
      set up a warp point. Useful if you're trying to escape and the oponent is an ignoramous. :o)
    
      I'd love to hear from you. Comments or tips or strategies. Just mail me:
      battletanx@evs7.com
      
       1999 Lance H. All rights reserved.
      http://members.xoom.com/lancelotco/
      thanks to james007 for a few tips and tricks.
      
    
    
    
    

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