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TOP HUNTER FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
Copyright if 2010 (c) Jim Jememies
of Gamefaqs.com
Top Hunter for Neo Geo

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INTRO
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This is the Faq/walkthrough for the old school game: Top Hunter.
The game holds a special place in my heart, as with most old school games, and
as such I've beat it numerous times. This guide is the definitive source of aid
for you to complete the game from beginning to end. Let's get this show on the
road, shall we?


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WALKTHROUGH

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Select a character.

Pay close attention to the brief tutorial, and before you know it, you'll be
thrown into your first stage. The stage options are as follows:

ICE
FIRE
FOREST
WIND


It doesn't matter the order you pick them in, so pick whatever your fancy.
I started with the forest.


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Head right and start by punching and grab slamming the enemies and boxes.
You'll have some planes to switch through. Break through the bushes. There are
enemies that lie in wait. Move right and grapple up top to bring down some
goodies. Pull the next one and take out the enemies.

Leave no living creature unslammed/ punched. Use your stretched arm to ease the
task. Soon, you'll be able to take control of a mech. Head in int, and start
taking out the enemies in style. Pull the next lever, and move right. Toss the
breakable objects in the environment and move right.

A large enemy carrier will pass by. Jump punch it to sink it. Move right, and
punch or throw back the enemies. They shouldn't give you much trouble as you're
in a pretty sweet machine.

As the bottom bar indicates, you'll now be at the boss of the level. He jumps
around a lot, so be sure to turn to face him right before he lands. Punch him
while on the mech for some good damage. Keep this up, and the boss will go down
faster than you can say this unnecessarily long and redundant sentence is long
and redundant.


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Chuck the boxes and take out the enemies. Jump over the moving boulders to
prevent taking damage, and move up the short hill. Take out the enemies and
beat up the pirate enemy that you'll soon come across.

He takes a little more to go down, but he goes down just as easily. Pull the
levers that you come across, and grab slam the enemies. Break the boxes and
take out the enemies. Behind one of the breakable trees lies a token that will
take you to the bonus stage.

All you have to do here is grab as many of the floating balls as you can while
avoiding the obstacles, and taking out any enemies that might come your way.
Head right past the wall, and take on the enemy that's in the mech. Use your
stretched hand if you deem it necessary. Hop into the mech to wreak havoc
again. Move right and switch planes to take on all enemies/ break apart what
can be broken.

Move away from the falling obstacle, and punch the two knights to death.
Pushing them into the obstacle is also 12% more hilarious. Make your way right,
and keep at it until you get to the boss of the level. What you have to do here
is grab the spiked balls that he throws, and throw them back at him.

Do so enough times, and the boss will also go down fairly quickly. Now that
you've completed the forest level, you can select another environmental level
from the level select screen.


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Grab slam the dude in the pogo stick, and head right. Take on the other
enemies, and when you get to the water, switch planes to head up. You can still
head down, but you can avoid obstacles easier by heading upwards. Head down and
then up the wooden path to the right. Take on any obstacles and pull the lever
up top.

As you come along, you'll come across snowy-ape like creatures. Punch them int
their guts, and they should go down, however move away if they jump towards
you. Grab and toss the enemies at each together, or away, and break the boarded
opening to head into the bonus level.

Take your time with this level, and you should be fine. It's a bonus stage, so
there's no pressure. Head back into the mech, and move right. Move right, and
you'll come across the boss of the level. Surprise, the boss has a mech as
well. Note that the boss jumps out of the mech frequently.

There will also be a weird serpent like creature floating about that you'll
have to watch for. Focus your attention on the boss and you should be done in
no time.


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Head right and keep punching, for there are enemies hiding under the snow. Take
out the metallic knight and pull the lever. Move right and take on the other
knight. Pull the next lever and deal with the poorly hidden enemies. There will
be four levers to pull.

Watch out, though, for all that falls isn't good for your health. Move right,
and head into the middle of the enemy vehicles, and start attacking. Use your
lengthy arm to take on the snow enemies to the right. Keep moving right and
step on the lower plane of the floating ice platform. Grab the lever and take
out the enemies. Watch for high tide.

Move right and alternate planes to deal with all the enemies. You can grab and
throw snow men at enemies. Head right and punch through the falling snow balls.
Break your way through and keep moving right. You'll come across the boss. This
boss burrows into the ground and pops up. Along with the boss, you'll have that
floating serpent thing to watch for.

Ignore it, and watch the ground for the boss. As soon as it pops up, switch
planes, or jump to it and butt bounce on its head. If it's to the side of you,
you can punch it. Occasionally the boss will fly overhead and land a stream of
continuous fire. It shouldn't take much to take the boss out, though.


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Head right and take out the enemies with balloons. Take out the enemies hiding
up the trees and grab the chain. Grab the other levers to the right and break
the wooden box to reveal a bonus stage. After the stage, head right and take
out the floating enemies.

There will be a large machine that shoots at you from up above. Aim your
punches up and attack. Dodge the attacks and keep at it, and the boss will go
down. The regular assortment of enemies will follow. They shouldn't be too much
trouble.

Head into the mech and get ready to take out some other enemies without mercy.
Well, maybe just a little mercy, as there isn't the machine gun around. Head
right and avoid the boulders falling to do damage by punching them.

Go right and step on the crawling enemies. The boss will be on a mech again.
Use yours to punch at him, and he'll eventually exit. Keep at 'em and the boss
will go down.



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Take out the surrounding enemies and go right. Watch for the bombs dropped by
the hand gliding enemies. Aim your punches up to attack them. Move right and
carefully maneuver through the slamming obstacles. Take on the other enemies
and the ones that slide down from the top of the screen.

Grab the levers, and head right. Grab slam the parachuting enemies, and break
apart the conspicuous box above to access the bonus stage. Head right and punch
through the boulders. Grab the enemies and show them your stance on their
boulder throwing. Grab the levers, and watch for the falling boulders that come
from the top. Head right and take out the pirate looking enemy.

Getting him to a corner and hitting him till he can't escape is recommended.
There's an enemy coming up who owns a mech. High jack him and keep moving
right. You'll come across the boss. To take this enemy out, dodge his shooting
attacks with his lasers, and up punch the explosive round things.

Then, should an enemy walk up to you on the ground, grab him and throw him at
the enemy. When hitting the round ball up top, you're looking to hit the one
that isn't white. Keep this up and the boss will go down.



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Throw the sign at the first enemy. Head right and take the others out as you
traverse the unknown cave. Head behind the shielded enemies and start punching
them. Grab the levers up top, and take out the enemies in mine carts. Head
right and pull on the mechanism to get it to come to you.

Move forward, and hitch a ride on another of the mechs. Use it to kick some
enemy tail. Head right past the other mine cart, and take out the pirate. I
guess the pirate's like was indeed not the life for him. Head right and make
your way through to the opened path. You can push the stone statues down.

Head right and you'll have the boss take out. He's on a mech as well, but he's
not smart like you; he continues to jump out. Watch the surrounding enemies as
you focus your attacks on the boss. Take him out and you'll be on the next
stage in no time flat.


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Jump from the short platforms and move right. There will be a variety of
obstacles to watch for besides enemies, including flames. There will be a large
yeti in the foreground. Move through and teach him not to elude the various
people who tried photographing him. Take him out and watch for the falling
platforms awhile you pull the levers and continue on.

There will be boulders coming your way to watch for as well. Punch through the
ones in your way and keep moving right. The boss will be a large metal machine.
Punch its arms and head if you get the chance. The boss has a long reach, so be
sure to jump/ shift planes/ move back when he tries to strike.

When the boss' head falls off that's the time to deal damage. Unload on the
enemy's head and when it goes back, you can still hit it with ranged attacks.
Keep at it while avoiding the enemy's retaliation and you'll be done in no
time.



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Now on the enemy's ship, get ready for some intergalactic butt kicking. Pull
the lever to the right and head on. There will be a large machine over head.
Aim your punches upwards, and attack while avoiding taking damage. Head right
and pull the levers. Be sure to get into the mech. Head behind the enemies and
strike them down. Move right and take the non shielded guys out.

Destroy the various enemy mechs and machines, and watch for the obstacle as you
move right. After timing yourself and getting through, and move right. You'll
get to the pirate at the end of the tunnel. Turns out your last butt kicking
wasn't sufficient.

Teach him ad thing or two, and watch for the firing cannon up top. Destroy the
large robotic enemy, and watch for it's rocket hand. Move right up the stairs
while taking out the enemies, and after stepping on the majority of them,
you'll come across the boss. This boss should be taken out by throwing the
spiked balls it drops right back at him. You've had a similar boss before, so
waste no expense in taking it out.

The trouble's not over yet, once the boss is done another one will shortly
follow. This one should be punched repeatedly. It shoots streams of icy water
at you, but it doesn't take much  to make it go down quick. After it will be
another boss right after. For the next boss, grab the spiked balls from up top,
and throw them at the boss. Grab the falling bombs and throw them at the next
boss to take it out. Yes, there will be yet another boss to take out.

Dodge it's bite and flame attacks, while throwing the projectiles back at him.
After it, take out the pirate himself with his swords. You should still be in
your mech, so the fight should go in your favor. You'll be pleased to know that
he's the final enemy to take out. Congrats.



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MISCELLANEOUS
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This guide is not to be hosted without permission.
Thanks gamefaqs.com for letting me host this guide.
I love old school games like these, so I hope to do many guides for them.
However what I don't love is misundestandings, so if you have any questions or
comments, be sure to shoot me an email.

Aug. 6, 2010

Jim Jememeies.

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