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    This document Copyright 2007 Daniel Engel
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    Gumshoe FAQ [NES]
    April 29, 2007
    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) Enemies
     (D) Strategies
     (E) Thanks
     (F) Experimental
    
    
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                                     (B) CONTROLS
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    The controls for this game are very simple, and are as follows:
    
    Shoot - Kill enemies, shoot gumshoe to make him jump.
    
    Start - Pause.
    
    
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                                   (C) ENEMIES/ITEMS
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    Enemies
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    Flashing skulls blocks float in the air and are deadly to the touch.
    
    Bottles fly horizontally at you.
    
    Cars try to run you over.
    
    Armadillos land in front of you and stand up, THAT's when you need to shoot
    them [they can't be harmed when in a ball].
    
    
    Birds fly diagonally.
    
    Airplanes fly sideways at you.
    
    
    Fish skip across the water.
    
    Sharks swim up to you and take 2 hits to kill.
    
    Jellyfish float in your way.
    
    Spike balls bounce out of pipes and respawn.
    
    
    Bees fly diagonally.
    
    Rhinos are invincible, so jump them as they run.
    
    Grasshoppers jump towards you.
    
    Alligators swim back and forth and take many hits to kill.
    
    
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    Items
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    Balloons give you more ammo, and you get a 1up if you pop ALL in a stage.
    
    There are 5 black panther diamonds in the 4 stages of the game.
    
    Power Drink - Gives you a free hit [from lucky bird].
    
    Helmet - You are immune to falling rocks and time bombs [from lucky bird].
    
    Super Shoes - Immune to flashing skull blocks [from lucky bird].
    
    
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                                    (D) STRATEGIES
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                               Bricklayer J. Gastronomy
    
    If you hit a wall or the edge of a platform, you move backwards until you shoot
    again.  Use this to your advantage in timing jumps, or when collecting black
    panther diamonds if you go a bit too far.  You have 6 minutes to clear each
    stage of the game.  Be careful when jumping underneath a platform, because you
    fall easily if you hit your head.
    
    
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    Stage 01 - City
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    Enemies include: Bottles, flashing skull blocks, cars, armadillos.
    
    Stay low and shoot bottles as you reach the stairs, then jump pits and shoot
    cars as well.  After the second set of stairs you find the first black panther
    diamond.  The lower route is probably easier until you start seeing armadillos.
    Shortly after this point you reach the elevator to end this stage.
    
    
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    Stage 02 - Sky
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    Enemies include: Bottles, flashing skull blocks, birds, airplanes.
    
    Stay on the higher routes as you fight mainly bottles and birds, then take out
    an airplane behind you.  Continue on to more skull blocks near a hospital and
    jump carefully between them.  Watch for another plane and falling rocks up
    ahead, then grab the second black panther diamond.  Try to stay low to avoid
    the rocks and other enemies as you reach a phone.
    
    Watch out for more rocks, birds, bottles and airplanes as you cross some clouds
    to the elevator at the end of the stage.
    
    
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    Stage 03 - Sea
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    Enemies include: Fish, flashing skull blocks, sharks, jellyfish, birds, planes,
    spike balls.
    
    Watch for the new fish that skip across the top of the water and sharks that
    swim up from below [sharks take 2 hits].  Shoot floating jellyfish as well as
    birds and watch out for a nearby plane.  Some spike balls are next with another
    plane and the third black panther diamond is just past a second group of spike
    balls.
    
    Continue past more spike balls, sharks, and other enemies to get a note and
    finish this stage.
    
    
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    Stage 04 - Jungle
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    Enemies include: Bombs, grasshoppers, bees, planes, flashing skull blocks,
    armadillos, rhinos, bottles.
    
    Watch for falling bombs and shoot them quickly before they explode.  There are
    also grasshoppers, bees and planes to deal with.  Fight to an armadillo and
    jump over the invincible rhino.  Shoot past a few more pits and another rhino
    to reach the red swamp section.
    
    Deal with bottles here and jump across to the fourth black panther diamond on
    the post.  Watch out for the biting alligator below, he takes a few hits so
    he's better avoided.  Take the machinegun from the phone booth up ahead.
    
    Continue on as you meet up with Zulie and fire your machinegun constantly.  You
    need to shoot his fireballs and jump so that your machinegun hits him in the
    eye.  After about 12 of these hits the boss has begun flashing and you can no
    longer hurt his fireballs.  Now it's just cruel and you have to time your jumps
    so you miss his shots.  Double and triple jumps work well here, so keep it up
    for about 5 more hits.  This gets you the fifth and final black panther
    diamond and finishes the game!
    
    
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                                      (E) THANKS
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    Thanks go out to the following contributor:
    
    SpoonDog
    
    
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                                    (F) EXPERIMENTAL
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    For a little while now I've had a paypal link in all my FAQs at the very bottom
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    the same idea.
    
    I had a few people email me before I put this link in because they wanted to
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    For the record I've received about $87 (which works out to a bit more in
    Canadian lol) last I checked, so I've been getting cases of pop and making some
    excellent progress on a few FAQs.
    
    If you don't want to send money or can't then send me an email, it's nice to
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    ~Dan

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