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Igo Meikan
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FAQ
NES 1990

Version: 1.0

Note: This guide uses Shift-JIS to display Japanese characters, switch to this
      encoding to read them properly.

BASICS
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Get the game going with the A button or START.

The Main Menu has four options:
1. Watch Mode (1) Automatic
2. Watch Mode (2) Manual
3. Pick Correctly Mode (1) 5 Choices
4. Pick Correctly Mode (2) No Help

Speed: 1-5 (Slow-Fast). Only asked for the Watch Mode.


MODES
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* Watch Mode (1) Automatic:
Plays the match without waiting for a command. Press A to pause, pressing it
twice quickly speeds up the moves a little if you are playing slowly. Press B
for the in-game menu:
- このまま つづける (Continue)
- はやおくり (Fast Forward - to a certain move, confirm with はい or reject
  with いいえ.
- スピードをかえる (Speed Change, from 1-5 like before starting the game)
- 中止する (Stop) -> おれる (Quit) or もういちど はじめから (Restart from the
  beginning)

* Watch Mode (2) Manual:
Plays one move and then waits for you to press A.  The in-game menu:
- このまま つづける (Continue)
- スピードをかえる (Speed Change, from 1-5 like before starting the game)
- 中止する (Stop) -> おれる (Quit) or もういちど はじめから (Restart from the
  beginning)

* Pick Correctly Mode:
The third mode asks you to pick the best move for the current situation
anywhere on the field. The fourth mode will give you up to 5 possible locations
on the grid to narrow down the choices. Pick くろ (Black) or 白 (White) to play
that side and the game will start a few moves as it says in the text box.
Select a position on the grid (if you play with help there are pink circles)
and press the A button to place a piece. If it is wrong, the game will play the
correct one instead. Press B to stop the game, it will ask if you want if you
really want to quit so confirm with はい or reject with いいえ.


DISPLAY
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Blue boxes at the top left and right are the players for white and black. They
have ranks, one being the Challenger (挑戦者) and one just a ranked player.
Underneath the player is the handicap he or she is using, if applicable. The
red box is the game number, which doesn't really affect anything. The small
pots are the pieces that were removed during play for each player at their
side. The main grid is, of course, the Go board, and the small text box at the
bottom is for messages and other important information such as commentary.


RANKS
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The game splits the matches into ranks for the players. There are seven ranks
in this game:

A 棋聖
B 名人
C 本因坊
D 十段
E 天元
F 王座
G 碁聖
H 話題局 (Theme Match)
挑戦者 is the Challenger in that game.


MATCHES
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A 1 武宮 小林 2 小林 武宮 3 武宮 小林 4 小林 武宮 5 武宮 小林
B 1 小林 加藤 2 加藤 小林 3 小林 加藤 4 加藤 小林 5 小林 加藤
C 1 大竹 武宮 2 武宮 大竹 3 大竹 武宮 4 武宮 大竹 5 大竹 武宮 6 武宮 大竹
                                                                    7 大竹 武宮
D 1 加藤 趙 2 趙 加藤 3 加藤 趙 4 趙 加藤 5 趙 加藤
E 1 趙 苑田 2 3 趙 苑田 4 苑田 趙 5 趙 苑田
F 1 加藤 武宮 2 武宮 加藤 3 加藤 武宮
G 1 加藤 小林 2 小林 加藤 3 加藤 小林
H 1 石田 安田 2 王 林 3 小林 陳 4 小松 大竹 5 曲 橋本 6 堀田 中野 7 林 安倍


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