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    Version: 2.6 | Updated: 10/14/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Copyright Bandai 1986
    Written By Brian P. Sulpher
    E-mail: briansulpher@hotmail.com
    Version 2.6
    Dates Written: September 14th to September 15th, 2002
    
    I dedicate this to anyone with enough dedication, and self loathing to
    play through this game.  If you have the patience, the virtue, and the 
    outright insanity for this, I salute you for your continual perseverance in
    the face of such crummy programming and not that fun gaming!  I do not mean
    to offend anyone by saying so, but I felt ripped off when I purchased this
    game all those years ago!
    
    Also, for Cougar.  I miss you, and I hope you are living it up in the 
    afterlife as you did in this world.  You will always be in my memories, and
    you will never be forgotten.
    
    Also, In memory of Howler and Koonce.  You two never had a good start in 
    your lives, but you had a good time when you spent your time at my house.
    It was oh so unfortunate that you both had your already tragic lives cut 
    short, but I can only hope that I helped make your life a more enjoyable
    experience.  You too will be missed, but not forgotten.
    
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    Version 1.0
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    -Submitted FAQ on September 15th, 2002
    
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    Version 1.1
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    -Submitted FAQ on September 16th, 2002
    -Edited Grammar
    -Added New Dedication
    -Added to Wrestling Moves Section
    -Added "Ring Types" Section
    
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    Version 2.0
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    -Submitted FAQ on November 19th, 2003
    -Reformatted and spellchecked
    -Added ASCII title
    
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    Version 2.5
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    -Submitted FAQ on April 13th, 2004
    -Changed the Wrestlers Names to reflect their true names (thanks to 
     ParadiseStar808 for the contribution)
    -Changed the Wrestling Moves to reflect their true names (thanks to 
     ParadiseStar808 for the contribution)
    -Altered format to make the appearance of the FAQ better as well as making
     the FAQ easier to navigate
    
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    Version 2.6
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    -Submitted guide on 14th of October, 2005
    -I added in Retronintendo and Honestgamers as sites allowed to use my FAQs
    -Altered the format to make it easier on the eyes of the reader
    
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    -------------------------------Table Of Contents----------------------------
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    1) Introduction
    2) Controls
    3) Wrestling Moves 
    4) Characters
    5) Special Ball Moves
    6) Ring Types 
    7) Strategies
    8) Final Word
    
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    ---------------------------------Introduction-------------------------------
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    1) This game is based upon little collectable characters from a series   
       called M.U.S.C.L.E. (real big shocker there, eh? ;]).  Now, you goal in 
       this game is to bring your opponents stamina down to nothing, while 
       avoiding the same afte for yourself.  It is 2 on 2 action as you can tag
       out to your partner (the computer can do the same thing to you too).  You
       have a thirty second time limit (it is longer than a real thirty seconds 
       however), and your stamina is represented as five little balls.  Your  
       fight can see no real advantage till a powerful special ball appears part
       of the way into a match.  This is when you seperate the losers from the  
       winners!  I hope you enjoy your adventure into this crazy game!
    
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    ----------------------------------Controls----------------------------------
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    2) This section will outline the controls for the game.
    
    
    D-Pad   : It is a simple set-up of UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT all moving you in 
              the direction you pressed.  To move diagonally, just press UP or 
              DOWN, in combination with LEFT or RIGHT.
    
    SELECT  : No apparent use.
    
    START   : Starts the game, and it pauses-unpauses the game during gameplay.   
    
    B Button: This is used to jump.
    
    A Button: This is used to attack.
    
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    -------------------------------Wrestling Moves------------------------------
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    3) This section will go a little more in-depth with the control functions    
       involved in performing all of the generic (everyone can do them)         
       wrestling moves.
    
    
    Punch              : Press the A Button while you are standing on the mat.
    
    
    Jump Kick          : Press the B Button to jump, and then press the A Button 
                         to attack with a kick.
    
    
    Backdrop Suplex    : If you get behind an opponent, press the A Button to 
                         pick your opponent up, and drop them on the base of 
                         their neck to inflict considerable damage.
    
    
    Flying Forearm     : This flying attack is performed by pressing the B 
                         Button to get airbourne, and be sure to aim yourself at
                         the ropes.  You will fly off of the ropes, and when you
                         come back in to the middle of the ring, you will be 
                         leading with your arm outstrectched.
    
    
    Tag Your Partner In: Stand facing the corner, and by pressing A Button, you
                         will switch your partners around.  However, it is very
                         difficult to tag your partner in when you have an
                         opponent harassing you, and quick tagging is also quite 
                         difficult to pull off as well, so fairly warned be ye!
    
    
    Irish Whip         : This is a move that can not be done 100 % of the time. 
                         It happens whenever you attempt to throw a punch at 
                         your opponent (do this by pressing the A Button).  Your
                         opponent will sometimes slide towards the ropes!  They 
                         slide for a designated time, so attack them while they 
                         are undefended to really get the advantage.
    
    
       That would be it for the generic, basic movesets of the wrestlers.  You
       will find that each character has a specialty move that only they can    
       perform, and since they are so good at these moves, well, you will see...
    
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    --------------------------------Characters----------------------------------
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    4) What would a wrestling game be without some incredibly wild looking
       characters to make it complete?  This section will list a description, 
       and a name (of my own choosing for a lack of info on their real names) 
       for each character.
    
    
                                  o-----------o
                                  | Terry Man |
                                  o-----------o
    
    Wears: Yellow Armbands which have streamers attached, Blue Trunks, Blue 
           Boots, a Yellow BEI symbol on his forehead. 
    
    
                                  o------------o
                                  | Muscle Man |
                                  o------------o
    
    Wears: Red Trunks, Red Boots, Red veins all over his body, Red Lips.
    
    
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                                   | Ramen Man |
                                   o-----------o
    
    Wears: Red Pants, Black Boots, Red and Black Armbands with streamers,       
           Fu-Man-Chu facial hair, and a Ponytail.
    
    
                                  o------------o
                                  | Robin Mask |
                                  o------------o
    
    Wears: Blue Armor, Black Sweatbands, Black Trunks, Black Boots, Evil Red    
           Eyes.
    
    
                                  o-------------o
                                  | Buffalo Man |
                                  o-------------o
    
    Wears: Horned Helmet, Black Sweatbands, Black Trunks, Black Boots, and Black
           Hair.
    
    
                                   o----------o
                                   | Wars Man |
                                   o----------o
    
    Wears: Black Hood, Black Trunks, Black Boots, Golden Armabands, Grey Mesh
           Body Suit.
    
    
                                   o---------o
                                   | Blocken |
                                   o---------o
    
    Wears: Twig in Hair, Green HeadBand, Green Belt, Green Boots, Brown Pants,  
           Golden Armbands.
    
    
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                                  | Ashura Man |
                                  o------------o
    
    Wears: Brown Hood, Brown Crown, Brown Trunks, Brown Boots.
    
    
       These are all of the wild characters to choose from in the game.  They
       are ugly, mean, viscious little guys, and their only goal is to inflict 
       massive damage onto each other!
    
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    Special Ball MOves----------------------------------------------------------
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    5) This section is going to list what each characters special move si when
       they have powered-up with the special ball.  Keep in mind that these 
       moves require different button combinations, so I will list their methods
       of controller combination in this section for easy cross-referencing.
    
    
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                                  | Terry Man |
                                  o-----------o
    
    Special Move        : Calf Branding
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, and then move towards your
                          opponent, and press the A Button to start your charge.
                          The oppositon can block with a well-timed punch or
                          jump kick, so beware.
    
    
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                                  | Muscle Man |
                                  o------------o
    
    Special Move        : Kinniku Buster
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, and then try to get behind
                          your opposition.  Then all you need to do is press the
                          A Button, and you will launch upwards in what I think
                          is the most devestating special in this game!
    
    
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                                   | Ramen Man |
                                   o-----------o
    
    Special Move        : Leg Lariat
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball,just press the B Button to
                          jump, and then press the A Button to attack.
    
    
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                                  | Robin Mask |
                                  o------------o
    
    Special Move        : German Suplex
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, maneuver yourself in behind
                          the oppositon, and then press the A Button to pick up,
                          and then consequently throw your opponent over your 
                          head to the mat below.
    
    
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                                  | Buffalo Man |
                                  o-------------o
    
    Special Move        : Hurricane Mixer
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, and then it is a simple 
                          matter of facing your opponent, and pressing the B 
                          Button to become a spinning body of leg attack!
    
    
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                                   | Wars Man |
                                   o----------o
    
    Special Move        : Screwdriver
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, and then press the B Button
                          to perform this amazing attack (it can take you 85% of
                          the way across the ring!).
    
    
                                   o---------o
                                   | Blocken |
                                   o---------o
    
    Special Move        : Red Rain Of Pain
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, and press the A Button to
                          start hucking axes at will.  This is the only   
                          projectile attack contained within the game, but the 
                          downside is the laughable damage it inflicts (only
                          double of a normal attack).  This means it takes less
                          than a circle off at a time.
    
    
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                                  | Ashura Man |
                                  o------------o
    
    Special Move        : Ashura Buster
    
    Performing This Move: Collect the Special Ball, and get behind your   
                          opponent, and press the A Button.  You will pick your
                          opponent up, bench press them, and then toss them 
                          straight into the air, where they will fall to take a
                          hard knock.
    
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    -------------------------------Ring Types-----------------------------------
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    6) This sction is going to review what each ring looks like, and what
       attributes set it apart from the other rings.
    
    
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                                | Normal Ring |
                                o-------------o
    
    This is the first ring you fight in, and it is also the easiest to thrive 
    in.  This ring contains no particular tricks to it, and thusly is an 
    excellent place to learn  all of the moves you can use.
    
    
                                 o----------o
                                 | Ice Ring |
                                 o----------o
    
    This ring has a very special little twist to it: the floor is composed of 
    ice.  This means that after you do a move (say a punch for example), you 
    will slide, and you will be easy to attack (provided your opponent can 
    track you down as well).  Just remember this rule also effects your 
    opposition, so keep this knowledge handy so you can turn the tables on your
    foe, maybe baiting them into a poor move.
    
    
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    | Electrified Ring |
    o------------------o 
    
    What would a Japanese based wrestling game be without the electricified 
    ring, huh?  Anyway, whenever you (or your opponent) touch the ropes here, 
    you will start to be damaged from the electrical current that runs through 
    the ropes.  Whenever your opponent or yourself touches the ropes, you will 
    continually lose your stamina until you jump off of the ropes.  Be ready to 
    get off quickly so you can minimize the damage you will take.  Also try to 
    use the ropes to your advantage and cause your enemies to be drained of 
    their stamina (using a throw to get them on the rope is a great way to 
    damage them a little bit more than normal).
    
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    7) This section will list a few surefire ways of handing your oppositon
       sound beatings, while the lumps you take will be considerably less.  I 
       hope you will find these useful in your quest to be the best in the 
       squared circle!
    
    
    a) Fight a cautious battle.  If you are too agressive, you will wear 
       yourself out too quickly, and will be easy pickinga against the often 
       ruthless computer.
    
    
    b) Tag in your partner.  I advise you start thinking about doing this when
       your energy gets to three circles.  I advise this because you slow down 
       as your circles decrease, and two or less is usually too slow to escape
       your tormnetor.
    
    
    c) Stay in the middle of the ring.  This one mainly focuses on when you see
       the guy outside the ring waiting to feed a Special Ball into the ring.  
       With this strategy, you can try to get to both sides of the ring, so no
       matter where the Special Ball goes, you can get it regardless.
    
    
    d) RUN AWAY!  Your opponent got the Special Ball, huh?  Well, I advise you 
       to not stand and fight, because your opponent has become too strong, 
       quick, and mean to be very hurtable.
    
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    -------------------------------Final Word-----------------------------------
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    8) As is the usual, this walkthrough is copyright property of Brian P. 
       Sulpher, 2002.  The only website, group, person, etc. to have access to
       post it is www.gamefaqs.com, www.ign.com, www.retronintendo.com, and 
       www.honestgamers.com.  You must ask for permission before posting this, 
       as doing so without consent is a violation of international copyright 
       law.
    
       If you liked it, hated it, have anything to add, then please E-mail me at
       briansulpher@hotmail.com.  You can also contact me through MSN messenger
       through the same E-mail address.
      
       This IS NOT a very good game, but I have decided to put together this 
       little guide in the hopes of helping out anyone else who deicdes to pick
       up this game.  I am writing it so they will have a clue as to what is 
       actually going on with all the button mashing you will likely perform.
       There probably are people who enjoy this game in the world, so I have
       decided to give any help I can, but I pray you do not hold me in a harsh 
       light for actually not liking this early N.E.S. game.  The one thing I 
       DID notice is that this game utilizes a form of the SPECIAL found in 
       THQ's wildly successful wrestling games of the 1990's WCW vs. The World,
       all the way to WWF: No Mercy.  The SPECIAL here requires a collect 
       instead of building a meter, but the main principle is the same.
    
       I also want to thank ParadiseStar808 one more time for sending me 
       corrections for the wrestler names and the moves, as they are better 
       sounding to the ear than the ones I had to fudge since I could find no 
       info on them.