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                          HOME ALONE FAQ/Walkthrough
 
               Author......................Raging_DemonTEN
               Console.....................Nintendo Entertainment System
             
                "HOME ALONE" Copyright 1991 THQ
                FAQ/Walkthrough Copyright 2002 Raging_DemonTEN
                    
              E-Mail Address..............eagle25_100@yahoo.com 
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         |       1).......| Introduction                             |
         |       2).......| Overview And Controls                    |
         |       3).......| The McCallister Household                |
         |       4).......| The Magic Route To Victory               |
         |       5).......| Expanded Version History                 |
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                             1. Introduction                                
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     Back around Christmas of 1990, a little movie named Home Alone came out, 
blew away the holiday competition, made millions in profits, and turned 
Macaulay Culkin into an overnight success. While I enjoy the original movie, 
I 
hate everything that came from it and after it. Including this game. Made 
quickly with a small team of programmers taken off the streets of Silicon 
Valley to milk the cashcow, it fails in everything that makes a game fun.

     However, I received the game for a birthday present back when I was a 
mere child, and I suppose it occupied the interest of my underdeveloped brain 
enough for me to actually spend twenty minutes to beat the game. I hope this 
little guide will help you quickly finish this game, to continue on with your 
life, content in the fact that you beat it and won't have to dirty your hands 
by touching it again. So, let's begin...

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                         2. Overview And Controls 
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     The objective of the game is simple enough: don't let Marv or Harry get 
you for twenty minutes, because after then the police come to arrest them. 
You aren't fast enough to outrun two grown men, however, so you are going to 
have to drop traps to slow them down. That's about it. Drop traps to delay 
Marv and Harry and don't let them catch you for twenty minutes.

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|  Controls  |
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D-Pad    - Move Kevin left and right
         - Hit up and down to move up and down stairs and ladders
B Button - Set traps
A Button - Pick up traps
START    - Pauses the game/Shows House Map


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                      3. The MCCallister Household
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     The only way to stop Marv and Harry from catching you is to lure them 
into your traps. There are many traps to pick up, but they all do the same 
thing. If one of the villains steps on them, he'll crumple and stars will 
appear above his head. He'll stay that way for about 10 seconds in the first 
ten minutes, and hardly 5 in the last ten minutes. Below is an ASCII map of 
the house which shows all the locations of the traps in and around the 
household: 

      ___________________________________________                |__|
     /     |               |          |          \            ___|__|___
    /      |               |          |           \__________|          |
    |      |               |          |           |              ___    |
   !|      |               |          |           |             | | |   |
   !|    K |       L       |     M    |  N     O  |           _  ---    |
   !|\     |               |          |           |          ||         |
   !|---------------------------------------------|          ||_________|           
   !|  \     |           |         |    |         |          |__________|
   !|   \    |           |         |    |         |              |  |   
   !|    \   |           |         |    |         |              |  |
   !|     \  |      J    |         | I  |      H  |              |  |
   !|      \ |           |         |    |         |              |  |
   !|---------------------------------------------|              |  |
   !|               |     |-|         |    |      |              |  |
   !|               |    |--|         |    |      |              |  |
   !|               |   |---|         |    |      |              |  |
    |  G       EF   |  |----| A   B   |    | C   D|              |  |
____|_______________|_|-----|_________|____|______|______________|  |________
  _/                      |----|                  |              |  |
 |                       |------|                       P        |  |

   ___________________________________________________________
  |                            |        / |             |    /|
  |                            |       /  |             |   / |
  |                            |      /   |             |  /  | 
  | Y       X   W    V     U   |     /    |   T S R   Q | /   |
  |                            |    /     |             |/    |
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       First Floor           Second Floor         Third Floor          
   --------------------- -------------------- --------------------- 
  | A - Lightbulb       | H - Lightbulb      | K - Lightbulb       | 
  | B - Lightbulb       | I - Water Balloon  | L - Tacks           |
  | C - Christmas Bulbs | J - Micro Machines | M - Christmas Bulbs |
  | D - T.V.            |                    | N - Tarantula       |
  | E - Soda Cans       |                    | O - Lightbulb       |
  | F - Soda Cans       |                    |                     |
  | G - Iron            |                    |                     |
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         Outside                           Basement
    --------------------- ----------------------------------------
   | P - Curling Iron    | Q - Paint Bucket     V - Paint Bucket  |
   |                     | R - Paint Bucket     W - Paint Bucket  |
   |                     | S - Paint Bucket     X - Paint Bucket  |
   |                     | T - Paint Bucket     Y - Tacks         |
   |                     | U - Paint Bucket                       |
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| The House Map |
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     If you pause the game or get caught by Marv or Harry, the House Map 
will show up. It displays your current score, the amount of time you have 
left before the end of the game, and it shows your position and active traps 
set. Your position is displayed by the solid green bar, and the traps' 
positions are shows by the glowing bars.


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                        4. The Magic Route To Victory
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     To easily get far in this game, you can follow this oh-so-magical (or 
programmers' mistake) route through the house over and over again to win 
easily. The route is as follows:

1) When you begin, pick up traps A and B and head up the stairs to the
    second floor.

2) Go left and climb the set of stairs leading to the third floor.

3) Go outside the window and shimmy down the pipe on the left side of the 
    house on the third floor.

4) When you reach the bottom, walk towards the treehouse.

5) Climb up the ladder to the treehouse

6) Climb across the rope to the third floor.

7) Repeat steps 3 through 6.

     If you encounter Marv and Harry at any time, just place your traps. 
Remember to pick up traps along the way. If you last twenty minutes, you 
get to see the horrible ending.

                             !!! SPOILER !!!

     Kevin looks out the window while Harry and Marv are arrested.

                             !!! SPOILER !!!

            CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE JUST BEATEN HOME ALONE!


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                        5. Expanded Version History
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Version 1.0 - FAQ/Walkthrough Completed

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                          |  Thanks To...  |
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GameFAQs     - For continuing to host my guides
Ricardo Betz - For the last name of the family in Home Alone

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     I hope you have enjoyed this FAQ and any other I've made. If you have 
any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me at:
 
                         eagle25_100@yahoo.com
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                                                    (c) 2002 Raging_DemonTEN