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                               Power Ups Guide                                 
                               ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
                                (by Lagoona)                 


This guide not only gives a description of the basic weapons and all power-ups
found in this game, it also provides hints and advice as to how to use them
wisely, because you will not get many of some of them.

    __________________
    Table of contents:
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    * Introduction
    * Basic Weapons
    * Power-Ups
      - automatics
      - selectables
    * Rooms of Idols
    * Shops
    * Contact
    * Version history
    * Legal stuff
    * Credits


                              ++++++++++++++++
                              + Introduction +
                              ++++++++++++++++


RoboWarrior is a NES game that is actually a spin-off of the famous Bomberman
series. Its original Japanese name was "Bomber King".

It is a single player game where you simply try to reach the end of each level
or period, initially only equipped with your basic laser gun and a few bombs.
One thing you should always keep in mind: you can never go back some screens
(to the left), you can only advance (to the right).

So while you control ZED (Z-type Earth Defense) through the levels, you will
also encounter many power-ups on your quest to defeat Xur. Some of them are
required to even be able to advance to the next level, some just make your
journey easier.


There are two categories of items:

- Power-ups that will automatically take effect when you pick them up

- Power-ups you have to select in the menu and activate afterwards
  (open the Menu pressing 'Select', highlight it and choose it with 'A',
   activate it in the game screen by pressing 'A')

After you complete a level you also get the chance to buy some (of the
selectable) Power-ups in a shop, but only if you've got the 'money' 
(medals).


- - - - -

The weapons and power-up descriptions in the following sections follow this
dummy scheme:

Name:        The name of the weapon / power-up

Appearance:  What the weapons and their respective power-up symbols look like

Description: Effect of the weapon / power-up

Advice:      My opinion as to how to use the weapon / power-up best

Where found: The place where you find this power-up mostly

- - - - -


                            +++++++++++++++++
                            + Basic Weapons +
                            +++++++++++++++++


Name:        Laser

Appearance:  Look like orange electricity balls when fired

Description: Basic beam weapon with unlimited ammunition you start with,
             limited range, shot in a straight line

Advice:      Your weakest weapon, but for most of the regular enemies, a few
             shots are still enough. You can increase its range (permanently)
             by picking up Power Balls. You can also get a temporary 4-way
             upgrade (see next sections). Useful due to the unlimited ammo and
             the relatively fast repetition rate.



Name:        Bombs

Appearance:  Red semi-transparent 'ball'

Description: Basic bomb weapon, pushes you back a little when you lay one and
             explodes shortly afterwards, damages area one block around it,
             does big damage to enemies and can hurt yourself

Advice:      They are used to blow up breakable blocks - thus you make your
             way through the mazes and find hidden power-ups and entry stairs
             to the dark underground areas. You can also kill enemies with
             them, they are far more powerful than you laser, but make sure
             you never ever get hit by one of them! They take away 2/5 of your
             maximum health! You can lay two at a time, but I don't recommend
             that - you risk hurting yourself.




                              +++++++++++++
                              + Power-Ups +
                              +++++++++++++

____________________
Automatic Power-Ups:
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Name:        Bomb

Appearance:  Equivalent to the bombs you lay, but in blue

Description: Increases current stock of bombs by 1

Advice:      Everytime you kill an enemy, it leaves behind a blue bomb. This
             is the basic method of refillig your bomb stock. Whenever you're
             near the end of a level and still have time (or energy), spend
             some time killing enemies with your laser and refill your bomb
             stock that way.

Where found: Wherever there are enemies



Name:        Super Bomb

Appearance:  Bomb Symbol

Description: Increases current stock of bombs by 10

Advice:      Even though you can refill your bombs by killing enemies and
             picking up their blue 'bomb refill', the super bomb is much
             faster. If you're missing less than 10 bombs, use some up by
             destroying more blocks around you.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly)



Name:        Life Pod

Appearance:  Looks like a coil

Description: Refills a small amount of energy (4 white bars)

Advice:      As ZED's energy decreases automatically with time, these are
             essential to keep up his life meter without using up the precious
             Energy Capsules.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly)



Name:        Power Ball

Appearance:  A small ball with a P

Description: Increases laser beam range by one block length

Advice:      Very useful, as it allows you to kill enemies from further away
             already. Collect several of these to increase range even more.

Where found: Breakable blocks (I've never found one in an underground area)



Name:        Barrier

Appearance:  Looks like a shield

Description: Makes invincible for 15 seconds

Advice:      The good thing about this is that it not only protects you from
             enemy contact, it also protects you from your own bomb
             explosions. You can even kill enemies by running over them. But
             be aware - it only lasts 15 seconds, so don't push your luck.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly)



Name:        Magical Bee

Appearance:  Looks like the 'Hudson Bee' (from their logo), or rather like
             a spider (in my opinion)

Description: Randomly increases one of the following Power-Up by one:

             Candle, Energy Capsule, Missile, Super Boots, Clock, Cross Fire

Advice:      Take them always, even if you can't control what exactly you will
             get from it.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks, rooms of idols



Name:        Star Block

Appearance:  Look like stars

Description: Increases your score relative to the amount of stars

Advice:      These come in five different versions, containing one to five
             stars. They 'only' give you points, but as points are related to
             your resistance against enemy attacks, it is always useful to
             increase your score - or you're that good and never get hit. ;-)

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly)


             *        100 Points


             **      1000 Points


             *
             **    10,000 Points


             **
             **   100,000 Points


             *
             **
             **	     ???? Points



Name:        Medal

Appearance:  Looks like a medal (a fatter version of the Life Pod)

Description: Used to buy power-up items in the shop (at the end of a level)

Advice:      It is often useful to not always buy something as soon as you
             can. In the shop you best go for Megaton Bombs, Life Vests, Lamps
             or Missiles.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks



Name:        Chalice

Appearance:  Looks like a sparkling cup

Description: Needed to reach the end of a level

Advice:      In levels that 'loop' and repeat over and over again, the Chalice
             is required to be found in order to stop the 'looping' and reach
             the end of the level.

Where found: Always under a breakable block (fixed location)



Name:        Key

Appearance:  Looks like a normal key

Description: Needed to exit the current level

Advice:      When you've reached the end of a level, the key is always hidden
             on the last screen. The level exit will open as soon as you pick
             it up.

Where found: Always under a breakable block (fixed location)



   _____________________
   Selectable Power-Ups:
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To select one, open the menu pressing 'Select', highlight the item with the
direction pad and confirm with 'A'. Activate/Launch it in the game screen by
pressing 'A'. If you don't want to select an item in the menu, press 'B' to
leave it.


     Support:
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Name:        Candle

Appearance:  Looks like a normal candle

Description: Lights up a small area around ZED for a short time

Advice:      This is best used in the dark underground areas. Don't waste a
             lamp there, candles are good enough. Especially if you don't
             forget at which height the entrance stair was - the exit is at
             the same height.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly), rooms of idols



Name:        Lamp

Appearance:  Looks like an old-fashioned oil lamp

Description: Lights up the entire screen permanently (except if you die)

Advice:      You need a few of these for th areas that otherwise would be
             completely dark. Don't use them in the (short) underground areas,
             they'd be wasted, use candles instead.

Where found: Rooms of idols, shop



Name:        Energy Capsule

Appearance:  Looks like a shield with a big E

Description: Completely refills energy

Advice:      Don't forget to use it! It's best to use it as soon as you hear
             the background music change to the 'low life' warning sound.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly), shop



Name:        Clock

Appearance:  Looks like a clock face

Description: Stops enemies for 10 seconds

Advice:      Useful if you need to get a away from a bunch of enemies, also
             gives you the time to kill them off easily.
             Does work on bosses, but only for a very short time!

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly), shop



Name:        Super Boots

Appearance:  Looks like a shoe

Description: Speeds up movement for 20 seconds

Advice:      Really helpful if you want to maneuver faster, especially against
             bosses. Also, if you activate them before shooting a missile and
             then run after it, this allows you to cover a large distance.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly)



Name:        Life Vest

Appearance:  Looks like a life belt

Description: ZED can float over water for 20 seconds

Advice:      They are absolutely needed in some levels to cross large water
             areas. And always keep their duration in mind and hurry when
             using them. Don't waste them on single block water patches.

Where found: Breakable blocks (fixed locations), rooms of idols, shop



      Attack:
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Name:        Cross Fire

Appearance:  A four-way symbol, a red cross on a white background

Description: Laser fires in four directions simultaneously for 35 seconds

Advice:      Often not too useful, but can come in handy when lots of enemies
             are around you, which can happen in the dark underground areas.
             Very useful during the Globula boss fight.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly), rooms of idols



Name:        Missile

Appearance:  Looks like a rocket - sideways

Description: Powerful missile, advances in a straight line, killing all non-
             boss enemies and destroying all breakable blocks in its path.

Advice:      If you shoot it to the right and run after it, you can even make
             it advance further. Combined with the Super Boots, the distance
             gets even bigger.
             Also very useful against bosses.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly), rooms of idols,
             shop



Name:        Flash

Appearance:  Looks like a flash

Description: Attacks all enemies on screen, insta-death for all weak enemies

Advice:      Useful if you're surrounded by enemies to get rid of them easily.
             Recommended to use mainly on bosses, especially if they send
             minions after you.

Where found: Underground areas, breakable blocks (randomly), rooms of idols,
             shop



Name:        Megaton Bomb

Appearance:  A round symbol with a big red cross

Description: The most powerful weapon, destroys all breakable blocks and
             non-boss enemies on the screen instantly

Advice:      Grab as many as you can - your best bet are the Rooms of Idols.
             Best only use them on the (strong) bosses, as it would be wasted
             on weak enemies and simple blocks.

Where found: Rooms of idols, shop (very expensive)



                             ++++++++++++++++++
                             + Rooms of Idols +
                             ++++++++++++++++++

The Rooms of Idols are secret rooms hidden throughout the world of Altile.
Unlike the dark underworld passages, they aren't hidden by a block somewhere
in the middle of a screen, but you need to break a rock of the otherwise
unbreakable level surrounding. They are always at the top of the screen.
In these rooms you find a number of Idols looking like lion statues.
You can break them with your bombs, and they will give you some power-ups, but
there's still a twist to it. Breaking the wrong one (too early) will yield you
nothing. But if you find the right ones, you can get many valuable items such
as Lamps and Life Vests, and more often than not, a Megaton Bomb. This will
actually be your main source for them.
This part of the guide is dedicated to show you where you can find the Rooms
of Idols, telling you which are the right ones to break and what this will net
you.

Generally, the right spots to look for them are stones at the upper edge that
stick out a bit or somehow look to be loose. The order in which you break the
'right' statues doesn't really matter, but there are some which are empty. And
if you break an empty one before you got all the good ones, all remaining
statues will be empty, so avoid them!


  Period 1 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Find the place where two vertical brown columns build a narrow passage. Bomb
the sixth block after the column coming from the top. In this Room are three
lion statues.

Good: Right  - Missile
      Left   - Megaton Bomb

Bad:  Middle - empty


  Period 2 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
After the river that crosses the whole screen bomb the first rock that looks
loose (seventh block after the river).

Good: Right  - Life Vest
      Middle - Super Bomb
      Left   - Lamp


  Period 2 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
At the end of the level (last screen), bomb the block at the edge that looks
loose.

Good: Bottom left - Candle
      Bottom right - Three stars (10'000 points)
      Top left - Megaton Bomb
      Top middle - CrossFire

Bad:  Top right - empty


  Period 3 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Right after where you find the chalice, about in the middle between the
circle-like and the square arrangement of solid blocks, bomb the block that
looks loose. (If you go to the end of the level, it's the leftmost block still
visible on the screen.)

Good: Right - Candle
      Middle - Life Vest

Bad:  Left - empty


  Period 3 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
In the area where there's a river surrounded on both sides by a wall, enter
the Room of Idols that's hidden behind the leftmost space of the waterfall.

Good: Right - Super Bomb
      Middle - Candle
      Left - Flash


  Period 4 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Enter the first small waterfall (the size of one block) right in the first
screen to find a Room of Idols.

Good: Right - Medal
      Middle - Three stars (10'000 points)
      Left - One star (100 points)


The second Room of Idols in this level is located after the water areas, 
bomb the block that looks loose at the part of the level where the solid 
blocks form an array of 3 x 4 blocks like in an original Bomberman game 
(last screen of the level).

Good: Bottom right - Candle
      Bottom left - Super Boots
      Furthest right - Clock
      Top middle - Power Ball
      Top left - Lamp

Bad:  Bottom middle - empty
      Furthest left - empty
      Top right - empty


  Period 4 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Right at the start on the first screen, bomb the block that looks loose.

Good: Right - Candle
      Left - Megaton Bomb


There's a second Room of Idols in this level, too. It's right before the place
where you find the chalice, where you start to see a block formation that
looks like a stairway to a diving board. Bomb the block that looks loose.
(You will pass this section twice, even if you pick up the chalice, so if you
miss it the first time, get it the second time. But if you've already picked
up your goodies, the second time all statues will be empty.)

Good: Top right - Megaton Bomb
      Bottom right - Lamp

Bad:  Furthest right - empty
      Top middle - empty
      Top left - empty
      Bottom middle - empty
      Furthest left - empty


  Period 4 - 3
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Destroy the block that's behind the solid block you need to bomb three times
(third block from the left).

Good: Bottom - Magical Bee

Bad:  Top - empty


  Period 5 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Find the place where the green solid blocks form a bic "X" structure. In the
top left corner of it, bomb the block that looks loose.

Good: Second one from the right - Missile
      Second one from the left - Megaton Bomb
      Furthest left - CrossFire

Bad:  Furthest right - empty
      Middle - empty


  Period 5 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
While wandering the (very long) empty start of this level, bomb the block that
looks loose. (If you get to the part with the breakable blocks, you're too
far.)

Good: Middle - Clock
      Bottom left - Flash
      Top left - Megaton Bomb

Bad:  Bottom right - empty
      Top right - empty


  Period 6 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
After all the water obstacles, on the last screen of the level, bomb the only
'full' block (fourth block before the exit).

Good: Furthest right - Life Vest
      Second one from the left - Megaton Bomb
      Furthest left - Flash

Bad:  Second one from the right - empty


  Period 6 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
At the end of the level, there's a big "X" formed by solid blocks. Bomb the
loose block at the top right part of it, above the block where you find the
key.

Good: Bottom row, second one from the right - Super Boots
      Bottom row, middle - Megaton Bomb
      Bottom row, furthest left - Energy Capsule
      Top row, furthest right - Lamp
      Top row, second one from the right - Energy Capsule
      Top row, second one from the left - Life Pod

Bad:  Bottom row, furthest right - empty
      Bottom row, second one from the left - empty
      Top row, middle - empty
      Top row, furthest left - empty


  Period 6 - 3
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
There is no Room of Idols in this period. But you can still find a Megaton
Bomb. At the place where your way is blocked by half a row of 'connected'
blocks (from below) and half a row of loose blocks, bomb the second block from
the top (needs 5 or 6 bombs) to find one.


  Period 7 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Soon in this level you'll see a patch of water. When you see it, to up and
bomb the block that looks loose (it's the one after a short vertical 3 blocks
wide column).

Good: Right - Super Bomb
      Left - Megaton Bomb


  Period 7 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Bomb the only block that looks loose here. It's about at the height of the
second underground stairway.

Good: Bottom row, furthest right - Magical Bee
      Bottom row, second from the right - Super Boots
      Bottom row, middle - Super Bomb
      Bottom row, second from the left - Life Pod
      Middle row, left - Flash
      Top row, furthest right - Energy Capsule
      Top row, second from the right - Clock
      Top row, second from the left - Energy Capsule

Bad:  Bottom row, furthest left - empty
      Middle row, right - empty
      Top row, middle - empty
      Top row, furthest left - empty


  Period 7 - 4
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
No Room of Idols here.


  Period 8 - 1
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
No Room of Idols here.


  Period 8 - 2
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Walk along the upper edge and bomb the loose block that's direcly above one of
the solid blocks that need three bombs to be destroyed.

Good: Bottom - Missile
      Middle row, furthest right - Lamp
      Middle row, second from the left - Engergy Capsule
      Middle row, furthest left - Megaton Bomb
      Top - Lamp

Bad:  Middle row, second from the right - empty


  Period 8 - 3
  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The first Room of Idols in this level is empty, but if you want to find it,
it's here: After the initial 3x3 large squares, bomb your way through the
upper way of the solid barrier that's across the screen. Directly afterwards,
there's a loose block in the upper ledge, right behind a stairway to the
underground.

The second Room of Idols is located after a short section where you can't
follow the upper edge. Go up as soon as you can again and bomb the solid block
that's in front of the loose looking border block three times to get to it.
(If you reach the key, you're too far.)

Good: All five - Magical Bee (x5)



                                +++++++++
                                + Shops +
                                +++++++++

Just a few notes about the shop you will encounter. You enter them
automatically after a complete period (not after each sub-period). The
currency you pay with are the Medals. I used them mainly to get one or two
Lamps, then spent the rest on Missiles or Flashes.

Here's a short list of items that mostly appear in the shops. While Megaton
Bombs, Life Vests and Lamps are always available for the same price, the other
power-ups vary in their availability and also their price.

                     Megaton Bomb - 50 Medals
                        Life Vest - 30 Medals
                             Lamp - 20 Medals
                            Flash - 10 Medals
                          Missile - 10 Medals
                            Clock - 10 Medals
                   Energy Capsule - 5 or 10 Medals
                      Super Boots - 5 or 10 Medals
                        CrossFire - 5 or 10 Medals
                           Candle - 5 or 10 Medals
                       Super Bomb - 5 Medals



                            +++++++++++++++++++
                            + Version history +
                            +++++++++++++++++++

Version 0.9 - Most info complete, including 'Basic weapons' section, 'Names',
              'Appearances', 'Descriptions', added 'Advices'.

Version 1.0 - Added the 'Where found' sections, added a table of contents and
              adjusted the general structure. This is the first official,
              accepted version.

Version 1.1 - Added the 'Rooms of Idols' and 'Shops' chapters.
              Added www.neoseeker.com as a site allowed to host this guide.
              Added the nice ASCII header designed by selmiak.

Version 1.2 - Fixed some formatting issues.
              Updated contact information.



                               +++++++++++
                               + Contact +
                               +++++++++++

If you have a question, found a mistake or would like to have something added,
don't hesitate to contact me at: DrLagoona (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Of course, you're welcome to simply drop a line saying that this guide was
helpful to you. :-)



                             +++++++++++++++
                             + Legal Stuff +
                             +++++++++++++++

This guide is copyrighted 2006 by Lagoona.
The only websites allowed for hosting and public display are up to now:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.neoseeker.com

No part of this file can be used without the permission of the author and
credits to the author. To get permission to host this guide on your website,
drop a line to DrLagoona (at) hotmail (dot) com. Make sure you have
<Robowarrior> in the subject line, or else I'll shred and eat the e-mail
without reading it. ;-)
Robowarrior is a trademark of Jaleco Entertainment.



                               +++++++++++
                               + Credits +
                               +++++++++++

...to Jaleco and Hudson Soft for creating and publishing this game.

Thanks to selmiak for proofreading this guide, helping with its layout and
creation of the nifty ASCII header. :-)

And thanks to CJayC for running GameFAQs.