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    Airwolf FAQ/Walkthrough by red soul.
    Made originally for the NES American version.
    You can contact me via e-mail at: golden_cage_h@yahoo.com.
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    ~~~~~~~~~TABLE OF CONTENTS~~~~~~~~~~
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    - Introduction
    - The Controls
    - The Basics
    - The Walkthrough
    - Extra Missions
    - Frequently Asked Questions
    - Other stuff
    - Credits
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~INTRODUCTION~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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        "They're down there. Waiting. 
         Dozens of prisoners. They're
         searching the skies for signs of
         your arrival. Hoping against
         hope that you'll lift them away
         to freemdon. To life".
    
    Airwolf is simulator flight game where you take control of an advanced
    helicopter and with it, shoot down enemy aircrafts and rescue prisoners.
    It's a fairly fun game that needs a little bit of strategy and patience
    so I decided to write this to help anyone having any problems. If you
    follow this guide, then you should finish the game without losing a
    single life.
    
    If you have any suggestions, corrections, requests, ANYTHING related to
    this guide just e-mail me about it. If you want this on your site, just
    ask me and there's a 99.9% chance that I'll say yes. Now with all that
    out of the way, I hope that you will find this document useful.
    
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~THE CONTROLS~~~~~~~~~~~~
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     ___________________________   
    |         |________|        |
    |    _    |________|        |
    |  _| |_  |________|        |
    | |_ O _|  ________   _  _  |
    |   |_|   |_SL__ST_| |B||A| |
    |___________________________|
    
    (In-flight screen)
    
    Right/Left: Turns Airwolf to your right/left.
    
    Up/Down: Changes altitude of Airwolf.
    
    START: Increases speed of Airwolf.
    
    SELECT: Decreases speed of Airwolf.
    
    (A) Button: Shoots machine gun.
    
    (B) Button: Shoots seaking missiles. 
    
    
    (Landing screen)
    
    Left/Right/Up/Down: Move Airwolf left/right/up/down.
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~THE BASICS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    1)The objective of the game.
    
    The main objective in this game is to rescue prisoners. You won't
    complete any level until you have rescued all the prisoners in 
    that level. After rescuing the prisoners, go to the border to end the
    level.
    
    Of course there are also fighter planes who will try to shoot you down
    so it's recommended that you shoot down the enemy planes and airfields to
    make your job easier.
    
    This is a basic map screen:
    
     _________________________________
    |                          ___    |
    | _|_                     _|_|_   |
    | | |                     _|_|_   |
    | |_|       _                     |
    |          |_|                    |
    |         \_W_/                   |
    |          / \                    |
    |                                 |
    |_________________________________|
    
    
     _|_  This is the enemy airfield. Once you reach it, just blast away
     | |  until it's destroyed. Destroying it will lessen the number of
     |_|  enemy aircrafts coming after you.
          Sometimes this is replaced with an aircraft symbol.
    
     ___  This is your home base. Here you can refuel, replenish the number
    _|_|_ of missiles and repair damage conflicted on the Airwolf. As soon as
    _|_|_ you enter here, the screen will shift to the "Landing Screen".
          Sometimes this is replaced with a drum barrel symbol.
          
      _
     |_|  This is the prisoner base. Here you can rescue the prisoners in
    \_W_/ each level. You cannot complete a level before you go here. As soon
     / \  as you enter here, the screen will shift to the "Landing Screen".
          Sometimes this is replaced with an "X" mark.
    
    
    
    2)The screens.
    
    
    "In-flight Screen"
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    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |   (12) __'^'__      \_/(13)   _|_                              |
    |          | |           U        -(_)-       |                               |
    |          | |                     / \                                        |
    |__________| |________________________________________________________________|
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |          | |                                                                |
    |__________| |________________________________________________________________|
    |  _____  /|/____ | |                               || .-SPEED-.      |__ \(4)|
    | /X(1)/ / ||H: 1|| |       ________                || |(5)    |      |\_\ \XX|
    |/XXXX/ /  ||FUEL|| |      |        |               || `--999--'      |  _  \_|
    |______/   | ```` | |      |        |               || |(6)    |      | (_)(9)|
    |          |(3)|  | |      |  (11)  |               || `-L L L-'      |     _ |
    | _~~ _~~  | | |  | |      |        |               || |__DAM__|      | XOX|_||
    ||_| |_|   | | |  | |                               ||  ___________   | ____  |
    | o  _ (2) |_|_|__| |_ (10)                  (8)_  _|| |_  ALT.(7)_|  | L___L |
    | O (_)    ________ `-9999999================99 _=>--' |_  9999   _|  |_______|
    |_____________________________________________________________________________|
    
    
    (1): This is the left audio speaker.
    
    (2): These are complicated buttons that are so complicated Hawke himself
         doesn't know what they do.
    
    (3): The number next to the letter "H" is the number of prisoners left. Once
         this number reaches zero, the current level ends. Below it lies the fuel
         gauge. This will decrease accordingly with your speed. When this depletes
         to zero the Airwolf crashes and you restart the level with a life less.
    
    (4): This is the right audio speaker.
    
    (5): This shows the Airwolf's speed. If it reaches zero, then quickly
         accelerate and change your direction. It changes by pressing ST or SL.
    
    (6): This shows the damage conflicted on the Airwolf. You start each level with
         no bars. Each hit adds one one or more bars. If you reach three bars and 
       get another hit, the Airwolf crashes, you lose a life and restart the level.
         
    (7): This shows the altitude of the Airwolf. You can change this by pressing
         Up or Down. Its importance is in finding certain planes and missiles.
    
    (8): This shows the number of missiles left in the Airwolf.
    
    (9): These are another set of complicated secret buttons. Letting you know
         their porpuse will force me to kill you and commit suicide so I'll leave
         it to your imagination.
    
    (10):This is your score. The number of points recieved for each action is
         explained in the FAQ section.
    
    (11):This is the map screen. It's very important and guides you through the
         level.
    
    (12):This is an enemy aircraft. Shoot it down before it shoots YOU.
    
    (13):This is a dumbass missile that you should either dodge or shoot. Else it
         will add to you a damage bar or more.
    
    
    "Landing Screen"
    
    I can't do an ASCii art for this screen because there are many different
    variations. It's a 2D screen with towers and the Airwolf. The also a marker
    that shows you the wind direction. What you have to do here is control the
    Airwolf so that it won't hit any of the towers and at the same time, make
    a safe landing. It can sometimes get tricky but not very much.
    (Keep tapping the up button to make a slow and safe landing).
    
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~THE WALKTHROUGH~~~~~~~~~~~
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    [TOP SECRET MEMO]
    
    15, November
    TO  : Stringfellow Hawke
          (CODE: HAWKE)
    FROM: Michael Coldsmith Briggs III
          (CODE: ARCHANGEL)
          Central Intelligence
    COPY: Dominic Santini
    
    WE NEED YOU AGAIN, HAWKE!!!
    
    We're not trying to take advantage
    of you, Hawke. But we need you
    again. The situation is desperate.
    
    We finally located several POW
    camps - each one filled with men
    and women we once presumed
    MIA. Or even worse.
    
    Our sources tell us these people
    don't have much longer. Maybe
    only a few days. What's more, the
    White House can't afford to let this
    become public knowledge.
    
    We've got to get in there. Quickly.
    Quietly. Successfully. And bring
    them back.
    
    We assume - or rather insist - that
    you'll take Santini with you. It's not
    that we don't think you can handle
    it alone. It's just that this area is
    teeming with enemy fighter jets,
    they've just upped their plane
    counts, and the skies are littered
    with missile-toting surveillance
    teams.
    
    Once in there, knock out as many
    enemy control towers as you can.
    
    This should prevent them from
    sending even more planes up
    after you.
    
    Use your missiles. Your machine
    guns, too. In fact, use everything
    AIRWOLF'S got. Fortunately, it's
    more than anyone else has.
    
    Thanks again for your help. And
    remember, one of these guys
    could be your brother ...so be sure
    to go after every last one.
                    ~MC Briggs III
    
    
    
    
    Put your Airwolf cartrage and press start to see Briggs's ugly face.
    
    "I hate to call you back to active duty ... but we are in desperate
    trouble."
    
    
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    Mission 1
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    |              |    | A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |    -A-       |    | X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |              |    | H: Home Base.        |
    |  -S->        |_   | S: Starting Position.|
    |__              |_ |______________________|
       |    -X-        |__
       |                  |
       |__                |
          |_     -H-      |
            |_         ___|
              |_______|
    Number of Prisoners: 1
    
    As soon as the level starts, turn right and increase your speed to
    reach the prisoner base as fast as possible. Keep tapping (B) to 
    shoot down any enemy planes in your way. Rescue the prisoner then
    continue tapping (B) and Start till you reach the border.
    
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    Mission 2
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            |         |      | A: Enemy Airfield.   |
           _|         |      | X: Prisoner Base.    |
         _|           |_     | H: Home Base.        |
        |       -A-     |___ | S: Starting Position.|
        |                   ||______________________|
        |                   |
       _|                   |
     _|  -S->               |
    |              -X-      |
    |________   -H-         |
             |_            _|
               |__________|
    Number of Prisoners: 1
    
    Don't press anything until you're close to the prisoner base.
    When you're near it, turn right and rescue the prisoner. After
    you do that, increase your speed and reach the border. Very easy.
    
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    Mission 3
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    |                     || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                     || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |            -A-      || H: Home Base.        |
    |      -X-            || S: Starting Position.|
    |                     ||______________________|
    |                     |
    |                     |_
    |                       |
    |                       |
    |                       |
    |                       |
    |                       |
    |          ___ -S->     |
    |  -H-   _|   |_   -X-  |
    |_______|       |_     _|
                      |___|
    Number of Prisoners: 2
    
    Remain in your direction until you become near the prisoner camp. Turn
    to the right and enter. Hopefully you won't have taken any damage because
    you'll have the Airwolf too fast for the enemy missiles. Otherwise, just
    keep tapping the (A) button to destroy any threat.
    
    After you do that, turn quickly so that you'll be facing the other prisoner
    camp. Once you're facing it, increase your speed as much as possible and 
    keep firing your machine gun to destroy any missiles and planes in your 
    way( also your missiles when you're encountering aircrafts in hard to
    shoot locations).
    
    When you rescue the second prisoner, turn right and keep going forward till
    you reach the border.
    
    Remember: The machine gun works best with enemy missiles so keep tapping
    the (A) button. You may also have to change the altitude of the Airwolf
    in order to destroy certain missiles.
    
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    Mission 4 
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               _|              |
             _|            ____|
           _|             | ______________________
         _|            -H-|| A: Enemy Airfield.   |
       _|     -X-         || X: Prisoner Base.    |
     _|                   || H: Home Base.        |
    |                     || S: Starting Position.|
    |         -A-         ||______________________|
    |                     |
    |                     |
    |         -X-         |
    |  -S->               |
    |                     |
    |                    _|
    |_________         _|
              |_______|
    Number of Prisoners: 2
    
    As soon as you start, increase your speed to reach its maximum( 896 knots).
    You can do that by holding down the Start button. When you get near the
    the first prisoner base( the lower one), turn slightly to your left and
    rescue the prisoner there. You won't have taken any damage.
    
    After that, descrease your speed a little( to about 650 knots) and head
    towards the enemy airfield. Keep firing your machine gun to destroy the
    enemy aircrafts( the missiles are more important though) and as soon as
    you can see the Airfield, destroy the missile launched from there and 
    keep firing your machine gun till you destroy it.
    
    Once that is taken care of, keep heading in the same direction and enter
    the second prisoner camp to rescue the prisoner there. Again keep firing
    your machine gun to destroy the missiles fired at you. After you rescue 
    the second and last prisoner, increase your speed again to reach the border.
    
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    Mission 5
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           _|           |_
         _|     -X-       |_
     ___|                   |_
    |                         |_  ______________________
    |                           || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |           -A-     -X-     || H: Home Base.        |
    |              -S->         || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |    -X-                    || S: Starting Position.|
    |                           ||______________________|
    |                           |
    |______                    _|
           |_            -H- _|
             |______________|
    Number of Prisoners: 3
    
    Increase your speed to 896 knots and turn left to rescue the first
    prisoner. You should do this without taking a hit. After that, turn
    to face the upper prisoner base with your speed set to the max. Remember
    to keep shooting your machine gun to kill off any threats.
    
    Once you've rescued the second prisoner, turn again to face the last
    prisoner camp. Rescue the last prisoner and keep going towards the border.
    This level is a piece of cake if you just keep your speed at 896 knots.
    
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    Mission 6
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              |               || S: Starting Position.|
       _______|               || X: Prisoner Base.    |
     _|   -S->             -X-|| H: Home Base.        |
    |  -A-                    || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                         ||______________________|
    |         -X-             |
    |                         |
    |                         |
    |                         |
    |                         |
    |                        _|
    |___           -H-     _|
        |                _|
        |(1)  __________|
        |    |
        |-X- |
        |    |
        |    |
        |    |
        |    |
        |____|
    Number of Prisoners: 3
    
    Okay, this can be tricky so do exactly as I say.
    As soon as you start, hold down the Start button to increase your
    speed to 896 knots then immdiately hold down the right button so that
    you'll enter the first prisoner base and rescue the first prisoner.
    
    After you do that, head towards the lower prisoner base while unloading
    your missiles and machine gun rounds on the enemy aircrafts and missiles.
    Once you reach (1) slow down to about 500 knots and rescue the prisoner
    there. Now porpusefully hit the border in order to turn 180 degrees.
    Increase your speed to the max now and head to your home base. I'm sure
    by now your fuel tank will be near empty, your missiles nearly out and
    your damage bars countable.
    
    If you reach the home base, then the rest becomes very easy. Rescue the
    last prisoner and reach the border while alternating between the machine
    gun and missiles.
    
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    Mission 7
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    |         |   |              || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |         |   |         -H-__|| H: Home Base.        |
    |    -X-  |___|    -X-   |    | A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                        |    | S: Starting Position.|
    |____-A-               __|    |______________________|
         |                |
         |              __|
         |             |
         |          ___|
       __|         |
      |__          |
         |    -S-> |___
         |_    -X-     |
           |           |
           |___________|
    Number of Prisoners: 3
    
    This level is a piece of cake if you know what you're doing.
    As soon as you see the footage of the Airwolf taking off, hold down the
    right direction button. When you start, keep the buton held down and
    start firing your machine gun until you reach your first prisoner base.
    After you rescue your first prisoner, turn a little to the right and
    increase your speed to the max. You should have no more than two damage
    bars.
    
    Your next destination is the upper right prisoner base. Continue firing
    your machine gun and don't be treasuring your missiles. Rescue the prisoner
    there and head to your home base. Refuel, repair your damaged Airwolf and
    fill up your missiles there. Now hit your nearest border and turn towards
    the last prisoner base. Increase your speed to 896 knots and keep heading
    west while unloading your arsenal of weapons. Rescue the last prisoner( it
    wouldn't hurt if you destroy the enemy airfield) and finish the level.
    
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    Mission 8
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           |                         || A: Enemy airfield. |
           |                         || S: Starting Point. |
       ____|  -X-                    || H: Home Base.      |
      |                    __-H-_____|| X: Prisoner Base.  |
     _|                   |           |____________________|
    |                     |
    |                     |
    |        -S->         |          
    |     ________-A-     |________
    |_   |        |                |
      |  |        |                |
      |  |        |                |
      |  |        |                |
      |  |        |______          |_
      |  |               |______ -X- |
      |-X|                      |    |
      |__|                      |____|
    Number of Prisoners: 3
    
    Remember: Each mission is timed. If time runs out, Briggs will tell
    you that you took too long and you'll lose a life.
    
    Because of that, you don't have any time to waste on destroying the enemy
    airfield. As soon as you start, increase your speed to the max and turn
    right towards the lower right prisoner base. Until you reach it, keep
    firing your machine gun while changing your altitude accordingly( you
    should have mastered the firing process by now).
    
    When you've rescued your first prisoner, Keep holding the left directional
    button to turn around(it would help if you decrease your speed). Your next
    destination is the home base so you should empty your missiles on your way
    there on enemy aircrafts.
    
    When you're refreshened after your visit to the home base, quickly turn
    around to face the nearest prisoner base. Rescue the second prisoner and
    head towards the last prisoner base. Remember that your machine gun is
    the best protector from the enemy missiles.
    
    Keep your speed at its max and rescue the last prisoner. Then reach the
    border which isn't too far. Phew, some satisfaction after you complete
    a level as hard as that flawlessly eh?
    
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    Mission 9
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       |                         |     _|    || X: Prisoner Base.    |
       |                         |   _|   -X-|| A: Enemy Airfield.   |
       |   -X-               ____| _|        || H: Home Base.        |
     __|                    |_____|        __|| S: Starting Position.|
    |                                     |   |______________________|
    |                         -S->        |
    |__________              _______      |
               |      -A-   |       |     |
               |            |       |     |
               |            |       |     |
               |            |       |     |
           ____|            |       |     |
          |     -H-         |       |     |
          |                 |       |     |
          |                 |       |     |__
          |                 |       |-X-     |
          |_________________|       |__      |
                                       |_____|
    Number of Prisoners: 3
    
    Okay, this is the hardest mission yet so read closely.
    As soon as you start, decrease your speed to about 100 - 200 knots
    and turn 180 degrees. Your first destination is the upper left prisoner
    base. Once you're facing it, increase your speed to the max and keep
    firing your missiles and machine gun rounds.
    
    REMEMBER: Having a high altitude is a big factor in recieving little
    damage.
    
    Once you've rescued the first prisoner, decrease your speed and turn 
    around to face the enemy airfield. Increase your speed and keep firing
    everything the Airwolf has got. Descrease your speed before you reach it
    and increase it back when it's destroyed. Your next destination is the 
    home base.
    
    Reach the home base while continuing to fire your machine gun. Your
    missiles should be by now empty. Refuel, repair and replenish the descrease
    your speed to turn and face the upper right prisoner base. Rescue the
    prisoner there then hit the border to turn around. Go to the lowest
    prisoner base and rescue the prisoner there. Once you've done that, you've
    practically finished 99% of the level.-_-
    
    Hit the nearest border and finish the level. Remember now, keep your
    altitude high, your speed at 896 knots and master the firing technique.
    Also remember to move slightly to the right or left to dodge certain
    missiles.
    
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    Mission 10
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             |                        |__  ______________________
          ___|                           || H: Home Base.        |
         |                       -X-     || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
     ____|                               || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |        -H-                         || S: Starting Position.|
    |                                    ||______________________|
    |                                    |
    |                                    |
    |            -X-       -X-           |
    |      -S->                          |
    |                                    |
    |                            -A-     |
    |               -H-                  |
    |        -X-                      ___|
    |                                |
    |                         _______|
    |_                       |
      |_              -A-    |
        |_                   |
          |________          |
                   |         |
                   |_________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    This is one of the easiest levels in the game!
    As soon as you start, turn right and resue the prisoner right 
    below you. Then, turn 180 degrees to save the prisoner in the prisoner base
    between the two home bases. Then head towards the one next to it, and the 
    one after that. This is too easy! Don't forget to keep firing your missiles
    and machine gun rounds on the way.
    
    Once you've rescued all the prisoners, head to the nearest border. You can
    easily complete the level without taking a single hit.
    
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    Mission 11
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    |                                       |
    |                                       |___  ______________________
    |                        -H-                || A: Enemy Airfield    |
    |           -X-                             || H: Home Base.        |
    |                                           || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |                  -A-                      || S: Starting Position.|
    |                                           ||_________ ____________|
    |                                                      |
    |_________________       -X-                           |
                      |                                    |
                      |                                    |
                      |                                    |
                      |                                    |
     _________________|                                    |
    |                                                      |
    |                                          -X-         |
    |   -S->                                               |
    |                        -H-                           |
    |                                              ________|
    |       -X-                                  _|
    |                                          _|
    |_________________________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    In this level, your missiles are replaced by nuclear ones. Cool eh?
    Here's the catch though: You only have three. When you press the (B)
    button, the nuclear missile will destroy everything in the screen.
    
    When you start, turn right to rescue the first prisoner. Your next
    destination is the home base so test out your new missiles on your
    way there. Once you're done there, continue to the prisoner base 
    in the eastern side and rescue the prisoner there.
    
    After that, rescue the prisoner in the prisoner base below the
    enemy airfield. From here you could either visit your home base or
    continue to the last prisoner. It really depends on your damage
    and missiles. When you're finished, reach the border and end the
    level. Another easy level.
    
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    Mission 12
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                          |-S->             || H: Home Base.        |
                _____     |                 || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
             __|     |    |                 || X: Prisoner Base.    |
            |        |____|                 || S: Starting Position.|
            |                               ||______________________|
         ___|   -X-              -X-        |
        |          -X-                 -H-  |
     ___|                                   |
    |                                       |
    |                                       |
    |                        -A-            |
    |                                       | 
    |                                       |
    |                                       |
    |                   -H-      -X-        |
    |                                       |
    |                                       |
    |                                       |
    |_______________________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    This is most probably the easiest level in the game. There are no
    enemy planes here, just ground missiles, making it EXTREMELY easy.
    As soon as you start, increase your speed to the max and hold
    down the (A) button. You're going to keep holding down the (A)
    button until you finish the level here.
    
    Turn right and rescue the first prisoner. Destroy the enemy
    airfield and head towards the lower prisoner base. Rescue the
    prisoner there and go to the home base next to it.
    
    Finally, head to the two prisoner bases next to each other and
    rescue the two prisoners there. Then reach the border and laugh
    at this pathetically easy level.
    Note: If you get near the enemy airfield, then you WILL see enemy
    aircrafts so stay away from it.
    
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    Mission 13
    ===========
     _____________________________  ______________________
    |                             || H: Home Base.        |
    |                             || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                             || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |      -X-        -X-         || S: Starting Position.|
    |                             ||______________________|
    |____                     ____|
         |      -X-          |
         |      -H-          |
     ____|  -X-       -A-    |____
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |-S->                         |
    |_____________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    E.A.S.Y.
    When you start, increase your speed to 897 knots and turn towards
    the nearest prisoner base. Rescue the prisoner there and enter the
    home base. Then rescue the prisoner above you.
    
    When you've done that, go to the prisoner base on the right and
    rescue the prisoner there. Then decrease your speed, turn around,
    increase it back and rescue the last prisoner. Use your missiles
    on the way there and on your way to the border.
    
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    Mission 14
    ===========
                _
              _| |_
       ______|     |_
      |      -H-     |_________________  ______________________
      |          -X-                   || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
      |                                || H: Home Base.        |
     _|                                || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |       -S->                       || S: Starting Position.|
    |     -A-                  -X-     ||______________________|
    |                                  |
    |_                                 |
      |_         -X-                  _|
        |____                        |
             |                       |
             |                       |
         ____|   -H-   -X-           |
        |                           _|
        |                         _|
        |________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    As soon as you start, increase your speed to the max and turn right
    to reach the first ptisoner base. Then head towards the lower home
    base. I don't think I need to inform you of firing your machine gun
    by now.
    
    Once you've refueled, rescue the prisoner to the right. Then head to
    the prisoner base on the right side and rescue the prisoner there.
    Finally, rescue the last prisoner, enter the last home base and
    finish the level.
    
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    Mission 15
    ===========
       _______________________
      |                       |_
      |          -X-            |_
     _|                           |_
    |      -H-                      |_
    |                 -S->            |_______  ______________________
    |                                         || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                                         || H: Home Base.        |
    |  -X-                                    || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |               -A-                       || S: Starting Position.|
    |                               -H- -X-   ||______________________|
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |_                                        |
      |_                                      |
        |                        _____________|
        |                       |
        |                       |
        |           -X-         |
        |                       |
        |                       |
        |                       |
        |_______________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    When you start, turn right and increase your speed to 896 knots.
    Your first destination is the lower prisoner base. Rescue the
    prisoner there and decrease your speed in order to turn around.
    Your next destination is the eastern home base, head there quickly.
    
    The planes shouldn't take much effort to destroy. I figure by now
    you've gotten the hang of firing your machine gun. Anyway, repair
    and refuel then rescue the prisoner next to the home base. After that,
    hit the border and increase your speed to the max.
    
    Head to the upper prisoner base and rescue the prisoner there. then
    enter the home base and repair. Finally, rescue your last prisoner 
    and reach the border to finish the level.
    
    ===========
    Mission 16
    ===========
           _______________________
         _|-S->                   |__
       _|                            |__  ______________________
     _|         -X-        -X-          || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                        -X-        || H: Home Base.        |
    |                                   || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |                                   || S: Starting Position.|
    |                                   ||________ _____________|
    |    -A-          -X-                         |
    |                                             |
    |                                             |
    |                                             |
    |                                             |
    |      _____-H-                                \
    |_____|     |                                  |
                |                                  |
                |                                  |
                |                                  |
                |_______________           -X-    _|
                                |                |
                                |________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 5
    
    You have your nuclear missiles in this mission. I highly advise
    you save them until you find the golden plane in the level. Now,
    when you start increase your speed and head to the two prisoner
    bases next to each other. Once you've rescued the two prisoners
    there, turn around to rescue the prisoner in the prisoner base
    right below the starting position.
    
    Rescue here and then head to the prisoner base below. Then head
    towards the home base. After that, make sure your speed is at
    896 knots and head straight to the last prisoner base. Once
    you've rescued the last prisoner, reach the border and end the
    level.
    
    ===========
    Mission 17
    ===========
     ________________  ______________________
    |                || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    | -X-      -X-   || H: Home Base.        |
    |                || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |       -X-      || S: Starting Position.|
    |       -A-      ||______________________|
    |-S->     -X-    |
    |______          |
           |         |
           |-H- -X-  |
           |         |
           |_________|
    Number of Prisoners: 5
    
    When you start, turn left and rescue the prisoner in the prisoner
    base there. Then turn right and increase your speed to the max to
    rescue the prisoner in the northeastern side. After that, decrease
    your speed and turn to rescue the prisoner in the prisoner base
    directly above the enemy airfield.
    
    When that's done, destroy the enemy airfield and rescue the prisoner
    in the prisoner camp below it. Note: If you don't have a decent
    amount of fuel, spare destroying the enemy airfield. By now, you
    should have little fuel left so head to your home base. 
    
    Finally, rescue the last prisoner and reach the border to finish the
    level.
    
    ===========
    Mission 18
    ===========
     ________________________  ______________________
    |                        || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    | -X-             -X-    || H: Home Base.        |
    |                        || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |                        || S: Starting Position.|
    |                        |_\_____________________|
    | -S->                     |____________
    |                                       |
    |_______  -A-                           |
            |                               |
            |         -H-  (1)       (2)    |
           _|              -X-       -X-    |
          |                                 |
          |                                 |
          |  (4)                            |
          |  -X-                            |
          |                          (3)    |
          |____________              -X-    |
                       |____________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 6
    
    This is an easy level since there aren't any planes, only ground
    missiles( there are a couple of planes IF you get near the enemy
    airfield though). When you start, turn left and head towards the
    prisoner base in the upper left corner. Rescue the prisoner there
    and turn to your right. Increase your speed to the max and keep
    going till you rescue your second prisoner.
    
    After that, decrease your speed and turn right to face the home
    base, this is your next destination. Once you're done there,
    rescue the prisoners in the prisoner bases in the order 1-2-3-4
    and reach the border to end the level. Easy.
    
    Remember: Keep holding down the (A) button to destroy the ground
    missiles and change your altitude accordingly.
    
    ===========
    Mission 19
    ===========
         _____________________  ______________________
        |                     || H: Home Base.        |
     ___| -X-          -X-    || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                         || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |                         || S: Starting Position.|
    |             (1)         ||______________________|
    |                         |
    |             -X-         |
    |             -H-         |
    |             -A-         |
    |             -X-         |
    |                         |____
    |    -X-                       |
    |  -S->                        |
    |______________________   -X-  |
                           |       |
                           |_______|
    Number of Prisoners: 6
    
    You have your nukes in this level. When you start turn left
    and rescue your first prisoner. Then increase your speed to
    the max and keep heading north to rescue your second prisoner.
    When you do that, decrease your speed and turn right to rescue
    the third prisoner.
    
    Now go to point (1) and face south. Make sure your speed is at
    896 knots. When that's complete, rescue the two prisoners,
    enter the home base and destroy the enemy airfield. Next turn
    left and rescue your last prisoner. Then reach the border to
    end the level.
    
    ===========
    Mission 20
    ===========
     __________           __________  ______________________
    |          |         |          || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |     -X-  |         |     -X-  || H: Home Base.        |
    |          |_________|          || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |   -X-                         || S: Starting Position.|
    |           (G)    -A-          ||______________________|
    |                               |
    |     -X-                 -X-   |
    |         -S->                  |
    |                              _|
    |              -H-            |
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |        -X-          -X-     |
    |                           __|
    |                          |
    |_______                   |
            |__________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 7
    
    You start with your nukes in this level. As soon as you start,
    turn left and use you nuclear missile to destroy the golden
    plane( marked as (G)) along with any planes next to it.
    
    Then keep going to reach the uppermost left prisoner base.
    Rescue the prisoners there and in the three prisoner bases
    below it. Your next target is the home base.
    
    Once you're done in the home base, head to the prisoner base
    in the southern side and rescue the prisoners there and in the
    two prisoner bases above it. Then reach the border to complete
    the game.
    
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You've just saved the world!!! Now that all
    prisoners have been rescued, the pressure on the government is
    gone. Good job, but you still can't get any rest yet. Oh and
    congratulations on beating the game without losing a single life.
    
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~EXTRA MISSIONS~~~~~~~~~~~
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    (After beating the last mission)
    
    Briggs: Good work son, you can now go home.
    
    ( 2 seconds later)
    
    [Intelligence Update]
    
    More prisoners discovered in enemy territory.
    President demands action.
    
    Great! These missions can get you those extra points needed to get
    the Ace Pilot rank( +250000 points) but really, who cares?
    
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    Mission 21
    ===========
     ____________________________________
    |                                    |
    |                                    |___  ______________________
    |                       -H-              || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                                        || H: Home Base.        |
    |      -X-                               || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |                                        || S: Starting Position.|
    |            -A-                         ||______________________|
    |                                        |________
    |___________            -X-                       |
                |                                     |
                |                                     |
                |                                     |
     ___________|                                     |
    |                                                 |
    |                                                 |
    |                       -H-             -X-       |
    |                                                 |
    |                                                 |
    | -S->                                            |
    |                                                 |
    |     -X-                              ___________|
    |                                    _|
    |___________________________________|(sorry about the big map)
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    Turn right and rescue your first prisoner. Then head towards the
    lower home base while making sure your speed is at 896 knots.
    Since you'll replenish your missiles there, use the nukes on the
    way.
    
    Once you're done in the prisoner base, rescue the prisoner in the
    prisoner base next to it. Then face the nearest prisoner base and
    head there while firing your machine gun. Rescue the prisoner
    there.
    
    When that's done, enter the second home base then rescue the last
    prisoner. Then reach the border and complete the level.
    
    ===========
    Mission 22
    ===========    
                      ____________________  ______________________
                     |-S->                || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
           _____     |                    || H: Home Base.        |
         _|     |    |                    || X: Prisoner Base.    |
        |       |    |                    || S: Starting Position.|
        |       |____|                    ||______________________|
       _| -X-                   -X-       |
     _|      -X-                    -H-   |
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |                        -A-          |
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |              -H-          -X-       |
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |_____________________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    As soon as you start, turn right and increase your speed to the
    max. Reach your first prisoner base and rescue the prisoner there.
    Then enter the home base and reach the southeastern prisoner base
    to rescue the second prisoner.
    
    After that, enter the second home base. The same old thing, rescue
    prisoners, fire machine gun and enter home bases. Finally, rescue
    the two prisoners in the prisoner bases next to each other and
    reeach the border to end the level.
    
    ===========
    Mission 23
    ===========
     _____________________________  ______________________
    |                             || H: Home Base.        |
    |                             || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                             || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |      -X-        -X-         || S: Starting Position.|
    |                             ||______________________|
    |____                     ____|
         |      -X-          |
         |      -H-          |
     ____|  -X-       -A-    |____
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |                             |
    |-S->                         |
    |_____________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    This is a replica of mission 13. Refer to that in the walkthrough
    section.
    
    ===========
    Mission 24
    ===========
                _
              _| |_
       ______|     |_
      |      -H-     |_________________  ______________________
      |          -X-                   || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
      |                                || H: Home Base.        |
     _|                                || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |       -S->                       || S: Starting Position.|
    |     -A-                  -X-     ||______________________|
    |                                  |
    |_                                 |
      |_         -X-                  _|
        |____                        |
             |                       |
             |                       |
         ____|   -H-   -X-           |
        |                           _|
        |                         _|
        |________________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    This is a replica of mission 14. Refer to that in the walkthrough
    section.
    
    ===========
    Mission 25
    ===========
       _______________________
      |                       |_
      |          -X-            |_
     _|                           |_
    |      -H-                      |_
    |                 -S->            |_______  ______________________
    |                                         || A: Enemy Airfield.   |
    |                                         || H: Home Base.        |
    |  -X-                                    || X: Prisoner Base.    |
    |               -A-                       || S: Starting Position.|
    |                               -H- -X-   ||______________________|
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |_                                        |
      |_                                      |
        |                        _____________|
        |                       |
        |                       |
        |           -X-         |
        |                       |
        |                       |
        |                       |
        |_______________________|
    Number of Prisoners: 4
    
    This is a replica of mission 15 Refer to that in the walkthrough
    section.
    
    Now Missions 26-30 are exactly the same as 15-20 in every single
    way so refer to those in the walkthrough section.
    
    Once you've finished the extra missions, you will have officially
    completed everything in Airwolf. Replay the game and try to achieve
    the Ace Pilot rank!
    
    Truth is the game coninues to bring you back to level 11 and relooping after
    every time you complete the game so it's never ending. Consider yourself 
    finished after beating level 30 though.
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS~~~~~
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    Q. Is this game based on the T.V. series Airwolf?
    A. Yes.
    
    Q. How many points do I recieve for each action?
    A. Destroying the following things get you the following points:
    
       Flying Missile: 100
       Ground Missile: 200
       Enemy Plane   : 200
       Enemy Airfield: 2000
    
       Each prisoner rescued gets you 1000 points. Golden planes do NOT
       give you any points when destroyed.
    
    Q. Why are the earlier levels harder than the latter ones?
    A. Because the more you progress through the game, the more prisoners
       are there for you to rescue.
       You see prisoner bases can be taken as an asylum or get a
       breathtaker from all the action outside.
    
    Q. Do the landing screens get harder as you progress through the game?
    A. They get more difficult every 5 levels. In the extra missions they
       are as hard as they are in the levels they represent. Their difficulty
       is in the affect of wind on the Airwolf.
    
    Q. What's the name of that girl who you see in certain parts of the game?
    A. Her name is getalife youraloser.
    
    Q. What's the deal with the golden planes?
    A. The golden planes appear in the last 5 missions and all the extra
       missions. They appear in random locations except in the last mission.
       Each golden plane destroyed will get you an extra life.
    
    Q. Will I get an extra life for getting 100000 points?
    A. No.
    
    Q. What's the Airwolf?
    
    A. (Copied from the game manual)
    
    From the outside, Airwolf looks like a sophisticated executive
    helicopter. Slick. Self-contained. Harmless. Which means it can
    slip in and out of airports without causing much suspicion.
    
    But from the inside, its true military strength is revealed;
    walls of computerized controls, a satellite tracking system for
    locating enemies and allies, and a weapons guidance system for
    launching missiles and firing machine guns.
    
    Here are a few of the other technological features of this
    flying fighting machine:
    - 30-millimeter Machine Guns
    - Heat-seeking Copperhead Missiles
    - Fly-by-Night Controls
    - Satellite Transmitted Map Display
    - Doppler Sensor( alerts computer to enemy aircraft)
    - Radar Jammer( automatically activated by computer)
    
    So there's your answer.
    
    Q. How do I pause the game?
    A. Press Select + Start.
    
    Q. Can I destroy the enemy airfield after I see the enemy pilots
       enter their planes?
    A. No.
    
    Q. Why does the Airwolf's speed decreases to zero when I hit the
       border before rescuing all the prisoners?
    A. Because the enemy is using a top-secret weapon in these border
       zones. A weapon that causes your engines to stall.
    
    Q. Why are all prisoners female?
    A. To make you play the game I guess.
    
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~OTHER STUFF~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    First Version: 1/30/2005
    
    Current Version: Final
    
    You have permission to use this document in any way if only you:
    
    1. Don't make any money out of it.
    2. Credit me for writing the guide.
    
    Airwolf and all of its places, character, etc...are copyright
    Acclaim. NES is copyright Nintendo. This document is copyright
    red soul.
    
    
    
    
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CREDITS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    Thanks to the following:
    
    - God for everything.
    
    - CJayC for making GameFAQs and hosting this guide.
    
    - The game manual, I copied some stuff from it.
    
    - The following for criticizing this document:
    
      Cold NRG and someone I forgot( sorry!).
    
    - You for reading this document.
    
    
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