FAQ/Walkthrough by HEMO

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/02/03 | Printable Version

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****      Cabal      ****

by Milton Bradley
Copyright 1989 Fabtek, Inc.

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Guide to War -Cabal- Style

Version 1.0

Email address: anson1768@hotmail.com

Table of Contents

1.  Legal Stuff
2.  Game Scenario
3.  Controls
4.  Enemies
5.  Weapons
6.  Stage by Stage Walkthrough (in next version) and Strategy
7.  Final Comments

1. Legal Stuff

(c) 2003 Heath Morris
This faq was written by Heath Morris and has been submitted to GameFaqs
for public use.  Feel free to use this faq for anything just give
credit to me.

2. Game Scenario

One man taking on a whole army by himself sound like fun? If so this
game is for you.  Prefer the help of a friend? Then this game is still
for you.  Cabal is a port of an arcade classic to the Nintendo
Entertainment System.  You, alone or with a friend, get to face
terrible odds and take down the evil terrorist army. Thats right you and a
buddy get to face soldiers, tanks, helicopters, bombers, and subs all
on your own!!! Lets get dirty!!!

3. Game Controls

This is where I would have to say the game might be lacking.  The
arcade version sported and analog ball for aiming and a joystick for
movement.  This just isn't possible for the NES controller. So here
is what they came up with.

Left-Right                 Horizontal Movement of Soldier and Crosshair
Up-Down                    Vertical Movement of Crosshair only
B (hold)                   Allows Soldier to run left and right
B+Down+Left or Right       Allows Soldier to roll left and right
A                          Fires Gun
HoldA then Left or Right   Move Crosshair only left and right
A+Up (Simultaneously)      Throw Grenade

It seems complex at first but its not too bad. You have a lot of
freedom of movement for dodging yet still have complete control of
the sights when the opportunity arises.

4. Enemies

Green Soldier - Runs across screen. Typical Pattern and fires normal

White Soldier - Runs to position. Sets up to attack with grenades.
                If shot at it rolls out of the way. Constant fire
                at him usually proves fatal for him.

Tank-           Rolls into place and screen and sets up to fire shots.
                Sends multiple shots at you from a distance. Requires
                multiple gun shots or one grenade to take down.

Helicopter-     Swoops onto the screen and releases burst of fire in
                your direction. Requires multiple shots to take down
                or a well thrown grenade.

Bomber-         Flyes overhead and drops two bombs. Not destroyable.
                But the bombs it drops are. Shoot these before they hit
                you or face death.

Scuba-		Pops up and down in the water. Hard to hit and hard to
		tell if hit.

Medic-		Rescues the soldiers you kill. I never could kill them.
		Programmers must have felt sorry for those poor terrorists.

5. Weapons

Machine gun -   Standard weapon. Has a slow rapid fire if A is held

Red Assault Rifle-  Slightly faster shot and more powerfull bullets.
		Wider sites.  This thing can really mow down an army.
		Only lasts for a short period of time.

Blue Assualt Rifle - Tighter pattern. Slightly stronger.

(neither rifle can be taken to the next stage)

Grenade-        A slow melee weapon that will clear the enemies out if
                in a tight group. Does not hurt final bosses and has an
                ammo limit displayed at the bottom right or left of
                the screen.

6. Walkthrough and Strategy


The natural barriers provide good protection early on to get to an
early jump on the enemy.  Use these at caution because they can be
destroyed by enemy and YOUR OWN fire.

Running and rolling help you dodge the bullets.  You can roll through
fire as long as when you stand up the coast is clear. Timing the roll
to save yourself is a key strategy to develope. The roll though doesn't
work as well on bombs since the ground area of the bomb is so large. It
is best to run out of the way of these.

Level Guide


** 1-1 **

Enemies-Tanks, Green Soldiers

Destructable objects:  	Solid wall in front
			house on left
			small house in back middle
			small house in back right
			brick wall just off to the right of the middle

Basically shoot the enemies before they get shots off to destroy your
wall. Destroy the tanks quickly with grenades and don't waste the
grenades on soldiers. Long sweeps back and forth should clear the board
out very well.  First level and easy like a first level should be.

** 1-2 **

Enemies- Green Soldiers, Army Jeeps

Destructable objects:	front wall
			steps in middle
			wall on right
			purple wall on left
			house on left
			arch behind steps

This level is similar to the last. The jeep poses no threat so don't worry
about it. Just take out the army as fast as possible. If you are too slow
you may end up losing your front barrier and may have to start some dodging.


Enemies- Green soldiers, Gray Soldiers, Grenade throwers, Helicopters

Destructable objects:	front wall
			watch tower
			moving gate
			Both buildings
			wall behind buildings

Destroy the gate. If you destroy the keep out gate you stop the pesky grenade
throwers.  Dodge the helicopter shots. Taking it out with a gun takes too long.
Grenades work effectively on it but its hard to hit.  Rack up your enemy kills
on the ground men. Constant fire should be kept on the gray soldier so he
doesn't get the grenade thrown. First rather tough level.

** 1-4 **

Enemies- green soldiers, tanks, helicopters, bombers

Destructable objects:	front metal boxes
			Old plain fronts and the one in the back middle
			fork lifts in background

They got the whole crew after you now. Dodge bombers. Take out tanks and foot
soldiers and you should make it. Good luck Soldier.. the boss is coming up.
no need to save your grenades. Take out those Tanks and Helicopters!!!!

** Level 1 Boss **

Big Duel Blade Helicopter-

Basically run back and forth dodging the falling bombs. Its a simple patter and
easy to beat. Pick your shots when all is clear and get back to dodging. Stick to
your trusy machine gun. Grenades don't hurt it much. Keep you head up and you feet
moving and you will come out of this one without a scratch.


** 2-1 **

Enemies- Scubas, tanks, helicopters, grenade throwers

Destructable objects:	Barrells in front
			pond brush
			tall weeds in back

Not much cover and lots of guys popping up everywhere. Shooting the scubas seems to
prove fruitless. Though it may seem they don't die. You still get credit. Destroy the
Tanks and grenade thrower. These are the best sources for constant enemies.

** 2-2 **

Enemies- Green Soldiers, grenade throwers, tanks, bombers

Destructable objects:	front rocks
			debris laying around

Keep moving and don't let the cover fire stop. Well placed grenades take care of
the tanks. Simple dodging saves you from the bombers. This one is pretty simple.

** 2-3 **

Enemies- Green soldiers, grenade throwers, Jeeps, tanks

Destructable objects:	front wall
			Tower on right
			buildings in background

Another simple level. Destroy the Jeeps for cheap enemy kills and constant fire
sweeping across the level will keep the grenade men at bay.

** 2-4 **

Enemies- scubas, grenade throwers, tanks

Destructable objects:	front wall
			gate on bridge

Tough level. Lots of dodging. Use grenades on the tanks and keep constant fire in
the water. Watch for the grenades coming from both sides. Keep light on your feet
and your gun ready to fire. The next boss is about here.

** Level 2 Boss **

Keep constant machine gun fire on the open guns of the sub. Roll out of danger
when shots get close. Shouldn't be too tough if you have the roll down.


** 3-1 **

Enemies- Green soldiers, Bombers, tanks

Destructable objects:	front tanks
			Background buildings
			Large crate

Keep fire on the many soldiers and the level will be over soon. You should have the
drill down by now.

** 3-2 **

Enemies- Green soldiers, Tanks, Bombers

Destructable objects:	front boxes
			background crates

Follow the strategy of the previous level and you should be set.

** 3-3 **

Enemies- Green Soldiers, Gray soldiers, tanks, bombers, Medics

Destructable objects:	front boxes

Tougher level again but same strategy... TAKE OUT THOSE SOLDIERS!!!

** 3-4 **

Enemies-  Green soldiers, Gray soldiers

Destructable objects:	front wall
			front barrels
			loading vehicles in background
			ship walls

SOLDIERS...EVERYWHERE!!!!!   You versus the world.. need I say more..
but i can... BOSS FIGHT NEXT!!!!!

** Level 3 Boss **
Tractor Trailor setting up Turrets

Destroy the turrest as it sets them up. If you keep up with the truck
its not too hard.


** 4-1 **

Enemies-  Green soldies, grenade throwers

Destructable objects:  	front wall
			background debris

Basic level with lots of soldiers.

** 4-2 **

Enemies- Green Soldies (lots of them)

Destructable Objects: 	front walls
			old columns
			old buildings

No longer is the destructable objects fun to destroy. Its there now to slow you down.
Soldiers are running everywhere and all shooting at you. Clear the area out and take
them down.

** 4-3 **

Enemies- Green soldiers, Gray Soldiers, bombers

Destructable objects:	barrels in front
			fruit stand
			Old building

From now on I will only put special level strategies. By now you should have a good
sense of how to play this game.

** 4-4 **

Enemies- Green Soldiers, Bombers

Destructable objects:	front barrier
			background buildings and objects

Boss is coming up.....

** Level 4 Boss **
3 Turrets

Pick them off one at a time. The round ball like shots are destroyable but hard to
hit.  Grenades help a little but machine gun fire is your best bet.


** 5-1 **

Enemies- Helicopters, green soldiers, bombers, tanks

Destructable objects:	front wall

** 5-2 **

Enemies- green soldiers, helicopters, tanks, bombers

Destructable objects: 	front wall
			background buildings

** 5-3 **

Enemies- Green soldiers, tanks

Destructable objects:	front wall

Watch the middle of this one. Guys just pop out of the center from no where.

** 5-4 **

Enemies- green soldiers, gray soldiers, medics, bombers, grenade throwers, tanks

Destructable objects:	front wall
			any isolated objects in backbround

** Level 5 Boss **
Trapezoid shaped turret

This is a test of skills and the final battle.. get to one side and get to dodging
 and firing. Take out the small surrounding turrets first especially the one on
the closest side at the top. once its gone you should be out of range of all the
other fire. This is it soldier.



Good work, soldier. We commend you for your bravery in halting the armed forces of
the terrorists. Return to headquarters, your next mission is waiting.


Save your highscore for the history books.. or atleast till you turn off your Nintendo.

7. Final Comments

Congratulations soldier you have stopped the terrorists.  Tough game but lots of fun.
Great Two player co op and fun to play by yourself. This is one of the best buys I
have made in a while. I picked this game up at a local junkstore. This is a must have
for any collection. Its not that rare and is still quite fun.