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    This document Copyright 2004 Daniel Engel
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    X-Men FAQ
    January 06, 2006
    Daniel (FecalLord) Engel
    fecalord [AT] gmail [DOT] com
    
    
    
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                                 (A) TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    Table of Contents
    
     (A) This Table of Contents
     (B) Controls
     (C) Characters
     (D) Items
     (E) Walkthrough
      -  (E-01) Level 01: FutureCity Street Fight
      -  (E-02) Level 02: Subterranean Confrontation
      -  (E-03) Level 03: Search & Destroy The Robofactory
      -  (E-04) Level 04: Battle Through A Living Starship
      -  (E-05) Level 05: Magneto's Stage
     (F) Thanks
     (G) Experimental
    
    
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                                     (B) CONTROLS
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    A - Attack (Attacks differ for certain characters)
    B - Jumps   (Jump differs for some characters)
    
    Select - Control the CPU player in 1-Player mode.
    Start - Pause/Inventory
    
    
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                                    (C) CHARACTERS
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    You can play as one of 6 different characters and each one is slightly
    different.  The character bios below my descriptions have been taken from the
    game.
    
    
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    Wolverine
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    Wolverine is a close range character so his attack is a punch and he has a
    normal jump move.
    
    NAME: Logan
    HEIGHT: 5' 3" WEIGHT: 195 lbs
    BIRTHPLACE: Unknown
    POWERS: Quick healing through cell regeneration, adamantium skeleton and claws,
    superacute sense of smell.
    
    
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    Nightcrawler
    ============
    
    Nightcrawler is a close range character so his attack is a punch and he has a
    normal jump move.  He also has the helpful ability to pass through objects,
    there is one stage in the game where this could avoid you getting stuck forever
    so try to keep him alive.  He does lose health while passing through
    walls/objects so try to pass through them quickly and keep your energy up.
    
    NAME: Kurt Wagner
    HEIGHT: 5' 9" WEIGHT: 195 lbs
    BIRTHPLACE: Bavarian Alps
    POWERS: Teleports through matter and over distance carrying limited mass,
    olympic-class acrobat.
    
    
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    Colossus
    ========
    
    Colossus is a close range character so his attack is a punch and he has a
    normal jump move.
    
    NAME: Piotr N. Rasputin
    HEIGHT: 7' 5" WEIGHT: 500 lbs
    BIRTHPLACE: Siberia, USSR
    POWERS: converts body into organic steel-like substance with superhuman
    strength and resistance to injury.
    
    
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    Storm
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    Storm is a long-range character so her attack is a projectile, she can also fly
    instead of jump by holding B.
    
    NAME: Ororo Munroe
    HEIGHT: 5' 11" WEIGHT: 127 lbs
    BIRTHPLACE: New York City
    POWERS: psionic control of all weather forces, can beam lightning from hands or
    head, can fly on air currents.
    
    
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    Cyclops
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    Cyclops is a long-range character so his attack is a projectile and he has a
    normal jump move.
    
    NAME: Scott "Slim" Summers
    HEIGHT: 6' 3" WEIGHT: 175 lbs
    BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, Alaska
    POWERS: Can project beams of ruby colored concussive force from eyes after
    exposure to sunlight.
    
    
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    Iceman
    ======
    
    Iceman is a long-range character so his attack is a projectile, he can also fly
    instead of jump by holding B.
    
    NAME: Robert "Bobby" Drake
    HEIGHT: 5' 8" WEIGHT: 145 lbs
    BIRTHPLACE: Long Island, NY
    POWERS: Projects intense coldness from body, forms atmospheric moisture into
    objects at will.
    
    
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                                       (D) ITEMS
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    Full-Health
    - This item which looks like a stack of yellow cookies fills your health to
      100%.  You will be looking for these a lot.
    
    Invincibility
    - This item which looks like a stack of yellow cookies with a red middle makes
      you invulnerable for a few seconds.  This is VERY helful for getting past
      some annoying doors and barriers that can otherwise kill you instantly.
    
    Bomb
    - This item looks like a lightning bolt, pick it up to instantly kill all the
      enemies on screen.
    
    Freeze
    - This item looks like a yellow 's', pick it up to stop the enemies from moving
      for a few seconds.
    
    Paralysis
    - This item looks like a magnet, if you pick it up you won't be able to move
      for a few seconds.  AVOID THESE!
    
    
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                                    (E) WALKTHROUGH
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                               Bricklayer J. Gastronomy
    
    Before you start any stage in the game play the practice area, get familiar
    with battling hordes of respawning enemies because that's 90% of the game right
    there.  Once you find your skills good enough you can exit the practice by
    pressing A and start together.
    
    With the exception of the bosses, if you can kill one type of enemy you can
    kill them all so I won't be detailing how to beat every single variation of the
    same basic one-hit-to-kill enemy.
    
    In the real game you will be battling many enemies while also going from room
    to room.  Some rooms have doors or walls that you can't get past, you need keys
    for that.  The keys will always be in the same room or area of a room, the
    first enemy that you will there will drop the key.
    
    At the end of each stage is a boss, you must beat them to gain an item and then
    escape the stage within a time limit or you will die.
    
    Other than Nightcrawler, I suggest you keep as many of the long-range
    characters alive as possible.
    
    If you're playing the game by yourself (good luck convincing anyone else to
    play), then chances are you will hate your team mate.  The CPU does a terrible
    job of keeping him alive so you will likely be glad when they die within the
    first 10 seconds of a stage and you can finally play properly.  For this
    reason you should be careful with who you pick for each stage.  Don't pick two
    long-distance characters because they are far better than the close-range
    characters and one of them will not survive the stage.  Also as mentioned
    above, try to keep Nightcrawler alive for stage 3.
    
    In case you haven't got it through your head already here is a final word of
    warning, this game is bad.  This game is very bad, it's also not a lot of fun,
    makes very little sense plotwise and can be pretty hard.  However it's also
    very basic/repetitive in structure, so don't expect any mind-bending puzzles.
    The extent of your worries are staying alive and taking the right route to the
    stage boss.
    
    
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                        (E-01) LEVEL 01: FUTURECITY STREET FIGHT
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    [My choice: YOU-Cyclops, CPU-Colossus]
    
    
    Head up from the start and avoid the shots of the turrets (you can't destroy
    them).  Continue up past a couple of panels in the floor, DO NOT walk on the
    red metallic panels they will kill you.
    
    Continue up until you see a blue moving door, you can risk it and time your run
    through but there is another way.  You can also shoot enemies until an
    invincibility item appears and use that to pass safely through.
    
    Either way head up past the door and right to what looks like a blue mine.
    Step on it to move to the next area.
    
    Avoid the enemies here as you go southwest to the next area.
    
    Kill the enemies until you get an invincibility item, then pass through the
    field above you.  Go past the walls and kill enemies for another invincibility
    item and run past the door.  Finally head northeast to reach the next area.
    
    
    Avoid the worms as you head southeast to the next area.
    
    
    Kill some enemies for an invincibility item, then run through the barrier above
    and continue north.  Watch out for the red death-panels as you go through a
    door and approach some turrets.
    
    Avoid their shots as you continue up and don't take the warp on your left when
    you see it.  Instead go to the very top and take the warp in the northeast
    corner to the next area.
    
    
    Avoid the worms as you enter the southwest warp to the next area.
    
    
    Shoot any of the enemies and pick up the key that gets dropped, then return to
    the previous area.
    
    
    Avoid the worms once again and take the northeast warp to the next area.
    
    
    Head down to that warp on the left that you avoided earlier and use it this
    time to enter the next area.
    
    
    Use the warp just northeast of you to enter the next area.
    
    
    Head straight up past four warps and a pair of turrets, then when you hit the
    wall head right and up and enter the warp above.
    
    
    Avoid the enemies as you go northeast through the warp to the next area.
    
    
    Sometimes you will get knocked back through the warp here before you can do
    anything, so just try to be quick and avoid that if possible.  Kill any enemy
    and pick up the key that gets dropped, then return to the previous area.
    
    
    Go back through the warp at the very bottom to return to the red area.
    
    
    Work your way down through the door and past a pair of turrets, then continue
    down past some pipes.  Use invincibility if you need it to get past the field
    below, then continue down and the door below you should open when you get near
    because you have the key.  Continue down and try not to stay on the non-tile
    section of floor because you will slow down quite a bit while on it.  Go down
    through another door that will open since you have the key and fight the stage
    boss.
    
    
    A time-limit will start and you must beat the boss and escape the stage in that
    time.  Though neither task is all that difficult so you shouldn't worry.
    
    The boss can fire shots of his own so be ready for that, but otherwise just
    shoot him as often and rapidly as you can and he will die long before you do.
    Also if you fire shots horizontally while he is in the row above you he
    shouldn't be able to hit you.  This is because your shots get fired from the
    top of your character and his get fired from about the middle.
    
    Now pick up the item that he drops and use the warp in the southwest corner to
    return to the very first area, then run down until the stage ends.
    
    You will then see this bizarre message:
    
    "Another success!
    Remember, you should always seek the advice of the leader of the X-men,
    Professor X, if you are not abel [yes the typo is there] to make it to the
    final mission."
    
    
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                      (E-02) LEVEL 02: SUBTERRANEAN CONFRONTATION
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    [My choice: YOU-Cyclops, CPU-Wolverine]
    
    
    Avoid/kill enemies as you head up past the turrets, then take the right path
    and continue up.  Once you reach the top, take the right staircase to enter
    the next area.
    
    
    Kill/avoid the enemies as you take the northwest stairs to the next area.
    
    
    Head up and avoid the lava and enemies as you enter the stairs near the lava.
    
    
    Kill/avoid more enemies as you head up for a bit and use the stairs to enter
    the next area.
    
    
    Go up and left through the gap in the wall, then kill/avoid enemies as you use
    the stairs below to enter the next area.
    
    
    Head down past the pair of turrets toward the lava below, then make sure you
    have most of your energy before dashing across the lava to the stairs on the
    other side.
    
    
    Kill enemies until you get invincibility, then run through the barrier below
    you.  Continue down past the turret and lava, then use the stairs in the
    southeast corner.
    
    
    In this room you'll want to avoid the surface that looks like vines, it kills
    you fast.  Otherwise head down and ignore the first staircase, then past the
    darts when they're not firing.  Of the two staircases below you now, you want
    to use the one on the left to reach the next area.
    
    
    Work your way around to the stairs above you, beware of the turret and enemies
    on the way.
    
    
    Kill the enemies for a full-health item, then go through the barrier below
    (using invincibility if needed).  Then continue down some more and a time-limit
    will start once again, which means you're fighting a boss.
    
    This boss fights at close range so you should have an easy time with him by
    using your projectiles.
    
    Once he is dead pick up the item and use the stairs at the bottom to return to
    the first area.  Just like the previous stage run all the way down to the
    bottom to end the stage and receive another message.
    
    "Be prepared for your next challenge.  You have reached a new level of power
    from which you must draw the needed skills to conquer the next mission."
    
    
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                   (E-03) LEVEL 03: SEARCH & DESTROY THE ROBOFACTORY
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    [My choice: YOU-Nightcrawler, CPU-Cyclops]
    
    
    Remember that you are using Nightcrawler for this stage, so you don't have to
    go around objects or through barriers when safe, you can simply pass through
    the objects or go through the wall beside the barriers.  Just MAKE SURE that
    you watch your energy levels if you decide to do this.
    
    Head up past the turrets and go through the barrier with or without
    invincibility, then continue up until you see some rails/grooves in the ground.
    
    You should notice a blue square among some grey tiles on your right, this is
    what the warps between areas look like for this stage.  Ignore this one and
    continue up through this blue section.  Weave through boxes and fight/avoid
    enemies until a brown section starts above you.
    
    Pass through the barrier here when safe or use invincibility, then continue up
    past some turrets and into another blue section.
    
    Work your way up some more and you should find a warp on your right before you
    reach a pair of barriers, use the warp to enter the next area.
    
    
    Head for the barrier on your left and pass up through it when safe, then use
    the warp in the northwest corner to enter the next area.
    
    
    Kill an enemy in this room and get the key it drops, then return to the
    previous area.
    
    
    Go down past the barrier again, then continue down into a red area.  Pass
    through another barrier and a door below should open when you get close to it
    because of the key that you picked up earlier.  Head down in this yellow area
    and get ready to fight the boss.
    
    Though he can use projectiles the battle shouldn't be all that tough, just get
    in close and rapidly attack him from the side, he moves really slow and you
    should be able to get many hits in at a time.  After grabbing the item take the
    warp in the southwest corner to the next area.
    
    
    This area is the one that you'll be glad you're using nightcrawler for,
    otherwise you could very well get stuck forever and have to restart your game
    if using someone else.  Go around the wall and head down, you should see the
    gap below you getting smaller and eventually closing up.  Since you're using
    nightcrawler just walk through it and continue downwards.  Repeat this for two
    more similar moving walls, but always make sure you have a good amount of
    energy before passing through them.  At the very bottom you can use the warp in
    the southeast corner to return to the first area.
    
    
    Here you just run all the way down like you've done twice before to end the
    stage and receive this message.
    
    "You managed to break thru [yes they use thru] Juggernaut's screen of
    defenders.  By pushing constantly toward your objective, you have beaten the
    enemy once again.  Time to select a new challenge and test your fighting
    ability."
    
    
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                   (E-04) LEVEL 04: BATTLE THROUGH A LIVING STARSHIP
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    [My choice: YOU-Iceman, CPU-Nightcrawler]
    
    
    Kill/avoid the enemies as you head upwards, then take either path and continue
    up.  Use the warp above you to enter the next area.
    
    
    Kill/avoid more enemies as you head up, then take the left warp to the next
    area.
    
    
    Work your way up and pass through the first barrier when safe or while
    invincible, then do the same for another barrier above it.  Continue up for a
    while until you start to see lava, kill an enemy here and pick up the key that
    gets dropped.  Now you can return all the way down and use the warp to return
    to the previous area.
    
    
    Make a short trip through the warp on your right to reach the next area.
    
    
    Head up and avoid the trio of turrets, then pass through a barrier and avoid
    another turret.  Ignore the warp above the turret and continue up, then take
    the right warp beyond the lava to reach the next area.
    
    
    Head up past the purple object on your right, then kill an enemy for a key.
    Once you pick it up you can head back down and return to the previous area.
    
    
    Go down past the lava and use the warp that you ignored earlier to reach the
    next area.
    
    
    Head left to the lave then go up until you reach a row of rock, a gap should
    open when you get close thanks to one of the keys that you got earlier.
    Continue up to another wall of rock that will open because of the second key
    that you collected.  Work your way through this purple area and try to get full
    energy if possible because a boss is coming up at the end of the area.
    
    This boss mimics whatever character you're using and uses the same attacks, but
    every so often she will return to her normal form.  When she is in that form
    she has no projectile attack.
    
    Basically attack her from the side in a row just below her and she won't be
    able to hit you, repeat until dead.  Pick up the dropped item and use the warp
    above you to return to the first area, then run all the way down to exit the
    stage.
    
    "The last of White Queen's forces have been beaten.  Congratulations on a
    successful mission.  You can start a new challenge now."
    
    
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    Frustration
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    Once you have beaten all four stages in the game there doesn't seem to be
    anything left to do, as the game won't let you replay the stages, you can only
    play the practice stage.
    
    However while looking at the label on the front of the game you should notice
    this:
    
    "+B+Up together with Start".
    
    This is MEANT to be the code to reach the last stage but it was printed wrong
    (Nothing like locking the players out of the game that they paid for huh?).
    
    The real code to access the last stage is to hold Select+B+Up, then press
    Start.
    
    You enter this code after beating the other four stages and you must have the
    items from each of the four bosses otherwise the code won't work.  If you meet
    all these requirements then you can highlight the practice stage in the menu
    and enter the code to reach the final stage.
    
    
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                           (E-05) LEVEL 05: MAGNETO'S STAGE
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    You should only have one character left for this stage if you're playing alone,
    but if you managed to keep more than one alive it gives you more choice for the
    final stage.  It would be ideal though to have a long range character for this
    stage because it makes the stage and the boss easier.
    
    This stage is a pretty big maze which has two paths to the boss, but it doesn't
    have any keys for you to collect so that makes it much shorter.
    
    
    Fight off the enemies and notice the small area on your right with warning
    stripes around it.  Inside the area is a warp and you should take it to reach
    the next area.
    
    
    Go right to the next warp and kill any enemies that get in your way.
    
    
    Head left and walk on the red dotted area as you take the lower of the two
    warps.
    
    
    Work your way to the warp in the bottom right corner and enjoy the lack of
    enemies.
    
    
    You'll definitely want to kill some enemies for an invincibility item so that
    you can get past the barrier below, then you can take the warp on your left to
    the next area.
    
    
    Kill some more enemies here for another invincibility item, then run through
    the barrier below and take the warp on your right to the next area.
    
    
    Kill any enemies in your way as you take the bottom warp, then get ready for
    the boss battle.
    
    
    You'll want to go in and out of this warp until the boss appears in the upper
    area with you.  Now quickly run right and go to the bottom of this horizontal
    area at the top, then rapidly fire shots left until the boss dies.  This way he
    shouldn't hit you very much at all and all your shots should hit him with
    relative ease.  The boss's shots are annoying though because not only do they
    damage you, but they can change your controls temporarily or cause you to stop
    moving.
    
    Once the boss is dead pick up the dropped item and work your way back to the
    start of the stage to see the terrible ending.
    
    "Congratulations!!!  You have saved the world from Magneto and his evil
    mutants.  Humanity is safe... For now."
    
    
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                                       (F) THANKS
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    Huge thanks go out to Andrew Rae for sending me the correct code to reach the
    last stage of the game.
    
    
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                                   (G) EXPERIMENTAL
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