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                                     FRONT LINE FAQ
                                By Randy Joseph Mangubat
                          Alias Neo ( Neo_GameFAQs@Yahoo.com )
                           Version 1.01 ( September 9, 2003 )
    
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                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS
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                                I. Disclaimer
                               II. Introduction/Version History
                              III. Game Mechanics
                               IV. Player Units
                                V. Enemy Units
                               VI. Controls
                              VII. Point System
                             VIII. Game Tips/Basic Strategies
                               IX. Special Thanks/Contact Info
    
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                                       DISCLAIMER
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    This document Copyright 2003 Randy Joseph Mangubat.
    This document may not be reproduced in any way, either in part or as a whole,
    except for personal, private, non-profit use only.
    The only website with authorization to display this document is :
    http://www.GameFAQs.com
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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                              INTRODUCTION/VERSION HISTORY
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    Welcome to my Front Line FAQ for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This guide
    was written using Microsoft Notepad, under Windows XP Home Edition.
    
    Version Number   Release Date         Version Information
    
    Version 1.00     September 8, 2003    First version of the guide submitted to
                                          GameFAQs, essentially complete.
    
    Version 1.01     September 9, 2003    Made some minor corrections and
                                          revisions.
    
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                                     GAME MECHANICS
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    Basically, you control a soldier going through the battlefield, using a gun,
    hand grenades, and a couple of tanks to annihilate the enemies and take over
    their fortress. This goes on forever, with the enemies becoming a little faster
    and smarter with each victory you gain.
    
    The 2 Player mode doesn't add much excitement either. It just let's two people
    take turns in playing through the stages, with each turn ending when the
    current player's unit dies.
    
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                                      PLAYER UNITS
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    Player Soldier - Wears a blue uniform and a red helmet. This is the basic
                     player unit that is able to shoot a gun, throw hand grenades,
                     and board tanks. The soldier dies with only one hit from any
                     enemy weapon, but its hand grenades are the only weapons
                     capable of destroying the tanks inside the enemy fortresses.
    
    Small Blue Tank - The weaker of the two tanks your soldier can board in. It
                      fires light artillery shells and can be destroyed with one
                      hit from any enemy weapon.
    
    Large Blue Tank - The stronger of the two tanks your soldier can board in. It
                      fires heavy artillery shells and can be destroyed slowly
                      with one hit from any enemy weapon, or instantly with two
                      consecutive hits from any enemy weapon.
    
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                                      ENEMY UNITS
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    Enemy Soldiers - Wears green uniforms and blue helmets. These soldiers can be
                     found at the first half of each stage, up to the point where
                     you are able to board your own tank. Their only weapons are
                     guns similar to your soldier's gun, and they can be killed
                     with one hit from any of your weapons.
    
    Small Green Tanks - The weaker of the two types of mobile enemy tanks, found
                        at the second half of each stage. It fires light artillery
                        shells and can be destroyed with one hit from any tank
                        weapon or the soldier's hand grenades.
    
    Large Green Tanks - The stronger of the two types of mobile enemy tanks, found
                        at the second half of each stage. It fires medium artillery
                        shells and can be destroyed slowly with one hit from any
                        tank weapon, or instantly with two consecutive hits from
                        any tank weapon or a hit from the soldier's hand grenades.
    
    Large Green Fortress Tank - The immobile tank guarding the enemy's fortress,
                                found at the end of each stage. It fires medium
                                artillery shells and can only be destroyed using
                                the soldier's hand grenades.
    
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                                       CONTROLS
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    Start Button - Confirms the 1 Player or 2 Player modes at the Title Screen.
    Select Button - Toggles between the 1 Player and the 2 Player modes at the
                    Title Screen.
    A - Throw hand grenade/Jump in or out of a tank.
    B - Fire handgun/Fire tank artillery.
    Directional Buttons - Moves the player's unit in 8 directions/Moves the player
                          unit's aim in 8 directions.
    
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                                      POINT SYSTEM
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    Enemy Soldiers - 100 Points x Current Stage per hit by gun or artillery
                     200 Points x Current Stage per hit by hand grenade
    
    Mobile Enemy Tanks - 100 Points x Current Stage per hit by artillery
                         200 Points x Current Stage per hit by hand grenade
    
    Fortress Tank - 200 Points x Current Stage per hit by hand grenade
    
    Stage Bonus - 3000 Points x Current Stage
    
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                               GAME TIPS/BASIC STRATEGIES
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    The score counter starts from the value 0, and the highest score possible is
    99,999 Points. But when you go over that value, the counter starts over from
    the value 00,000.
    
    You start out with 3 lives, and you get extra lives as you score increases.
    
    The only enemies you actually need to kill/destroy are the fortress tanks at
    the end of ach stage. You can dodge and ignore all of the other enemies if you
    want.
    
    Once you are on the second half of the stages, you can no longer turn back.
    
    The tank that you get to use at the second half of each stage is determined
    at random.
    
    The second halves of the stages are wider than the first.
    
    Use the terrain to your advantage. Use the various obstacles to block out enemy
    fire and throw grenades from safety.
    
    All of the enemies can kill you through physical contact, even if you are
    riding on a tank.
    
    The player soldier's hand grenades and the large blue tank's heavy artillery
    deals area-effect damage, allowing you to kill multiple enemies with one shot.
    
    The player soldier's hand grenades are the only weapons than can be shot over
    obstacles and enemies.
    
    If you are hit once when riding the large blue tank, you can actually repair
    the damage by exiting and re-entering the tank.
    
    The enemies can make double shots, two quick and successive shots from their
    weapons. This can kill you instantly even when you are riding the large blue
    tank.
    
    The enemies become faster and smarter with each stage that you complete, and
    they also use double shots more often.
    
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                              SPECIAL THANKS/CONTACT INFO
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    http://www.GameFAQs.com - The best gaming site on the web.
    CJayC - The man who owns and operates GameFAQs.
    http://www.FreeWebs.com/RealmOfEnigma - My website, currently under
                                            construction.
    
    If you wish to put my guide on your website, or if you have any corrections to
    some information written on my guide, or if you have any suggestions, remarks,
    or questions about the game, you may send me an e-mail at the address
    Neo_GameFAQs@Yahoo.com. I only check my e-mail once a week though, so don't
    expect to receive a reply from me overnight.
    
    You may also contact me through the GameFAQs Message Boards, I am usually
    logged on under the names Arjay Hunter, ArjayHunter, or Access.
    
                          Copyright 2003 Randy Joseph Mangubat
    
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