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| StarTropics 2: Zoda's Revenge (NES) FAQ/Walkthrough v1.00  |
| By: Psycho Penguin Steve McFadden (penguin_faqs@yahoo.com) |
| First Started: November 7, 2005                            |
| Finished On: November 14, 2005                             |
| Last Updated: November 14, 2005                            |
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All questions about the game may be sent to me at penguin_faqs@yahoo.com . 
Questions or additions sent to the wrong address might be lost or deleted.  So 
please choose your destination wisely.

I do respond to all emails, so please be patient.  If you sent it to the right 
place, you'll get a reply.  Also, please read my guide before asking any 
questions. Only questions and tips not already in my guide will be posted. 

All game related emails sent to another of my email addresses will be ignored.

I do enjoy receiving instant messages with questions and praise about my 
guides.  If you would like to contact me, my AIM screen name is JuanDixonFor3.  
If I do not respond immediately, this probably means I am busy.  I am always 
talking with my girl and with friends, so sometimes I don't get to instant 
messages from people I do not know right away.  Be nice and I will talk to 
you.  But if you are rude and abusive either because I don't respond quickly 
enough or about my guide, I will probably block you.  All emails sent to the 
correct destination will be answered though.

Thanks!

(Yes, StarTropics is really only one word. Please don't email me about that.)


(**************************) / TABLE OF CONTENTS / (*************************)

---- 1.0 ---- INTRODUCTION

---- 2.0 ---- GAME BASICS
     2.1      Storyline
     2.2      Controls
     2.3      Characters
     2.4      Helpful Tips

---- 3.0 ---- LISTS
     3.1      Items
     3.2      Weapons

---- 4.0 ---- WALKTHROUGH

---- 5.0 ---- MISC. INFO
     5.1      Frequently Asked Questions
     5.2      Boss Guide

---- 6.0 ---- CONCLUSION
     6.1      Credits
     6.2      Revision History
     6.3      Author Information
     6.4      Conclusion

(*************************) / SONG RECOMMENDATION / (************************)

When you are reading my FAQs, I usually like to recommend a song or two for 
you to check out in the process of reading. Lately, I have been loving the 
songs "Rock the Casbah" by Solar Twins and "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, and I 
highly recommend you check them out if you get a chance.


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----------------------------- [ 1.0 INTRODUCTION ] ---------------------------
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Lately, I have been slowly trying to get back into FAQ writing, since I 
finally got some sort of motivation back. Trying to figure out a game that I 
wanted to write for was the major thing holding me back, however, as it took 
me a while to make a list of three games I wanted to write for: Sweet Home, 
Soul Blazer, and Silent Hill. Of course, I finally decided on one, and it 
turned out to be another S-lettered game, StarTropics. I completely randomly 
decided on this game out of nowhere.

I then decided to replay the sequel, as it's a truly fun game that doesn't get 
the credit it deserves. I noticed that not only does it not get credited well, 
the FAQs for it, while decent, are a little lacking, and I felt I could do a 
good job of helping you through this challenging game. So, my 2nd FAQ project 
in 2 days has started, and this one will be fairly similar to my StarTropics 
FAQ, but will hopefully help you get through this challenging game.

I hope you find this FAQ to be of some use to you. It's neither the most 
popular game, or the most challenging, but I hope the guide gets a decent 
amount of hits and provides help to some people out there. I know most of my 
FAQs get hits and emails, so I am hoping to continue that tradition now. Enjoy 
the FAQ!

- Psycho Penguin


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----------------------------- [ 2.0 GAME BASICS ] ----------------------------
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Of all the sections of my FAQs, the game basics is always the most annoying 
for me to write, as it's hard to properly convey exactly what I want to 
include. This one wasn't so bad, though, I am just going to give some controls 
and storyline and then some helpful information to help you out. This game is 
not as complicated as the average game I write for, which definitely helps.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- /2.1 STORYLINE /=-=-=-=-=-=-=

The storyline is not the most complicated of all time, that's for sure. The 
first one had that "save the uncle from the evil aliens" storyline, and this 
time, you take control of Mike Jones again, and this time you have to get 
tetrads back from different time eras, to stop Zoda or something. I wasn't 
entirely sure what you needed the tetrads for, but the storyline at least 
develops better than the 1st one did.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- /2.2 CONTROLS /=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Taken directly from the instruction manual:

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Directional pad - Moves Mike
Start Button - Pauses game
Select Button - Selects different weapons
A Button - Jumps or talks to people.
B Button - Use weapons
Use magic items by pausing, pushing down, and using left and right.
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The best news to come out from the controls of this game is the fact that you 
can now jump diagonally, which will definitely come in handy throughout the 
game.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- /2.3 CHARACTERS /=-=-=-=-=-=-

This section is just where I list all the characters, of course. There are 
only a few that are relevant to the game, so I included them here.

Mike Jones 
-----------------------------
Who? Mike Jones! He's the main character of the game. He makes his return from 
the first game in a quest to go back in time to collect magical tetrads before 
the evil Zoda gets his grubby little paws on them!

Dr. Steve Jones
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Dr. J makes his return from the first game as well. This time he is trying to 
decode a strange cipher he found on the escape pod. Too bad it turns into 
trouble for his poor nephew!

Mica
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Mica randomly telepaths with you and gives you clues throughout the journey. 
She also has the worst sense of humor I have ever seen. 

Cleopatra 
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The first historical person you meet, she will give you a hint for the tetrad 
in exchange for bringing her a pizza.

Sherlock Holmes 
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I never expected to find this guy in this game. He will let you know about 
Zoda Y trying to steal a tetrad from the local museum, and will try his best 
to help you capture Zoda Y.

Leonardo Da Vinci 
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He will lend you his flying machine, and this leads to a hilarious moment with 
him where Mike offers a solution for the Mona Lisa.

King Arthur 
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Needs your help in slaying a dragon that has been terrorizing his castle, and 
will give you an awesome reward in return.

Merlin the Magician 
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He will give you magical weapons throughout the game, as well as help you when 
you get a game over.

The Chief 
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The big fat chubby guy from the 1st game makes his return as well, helping you 
put the Tetrads together.

Hirocon
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He died trying to defend his planet from Zoda, and he is the leader of 
Argonia.

Zoda
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The main baddy of this game. Expect to fight him several times!


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- /2.4 HELPFUL TIPS /=-=-=-=-=-

I don't have too many helpful hints to give you, since the game is mostly the 
type that just takes effort and practice, but there's always room for SOME 
basic tips.

- It takes Mike about half a second to turn when you push the button. It's not 
a huge deal, but keep that in mind when you have to make those split second 
turns.

- This time, you get to diagonal jump and move. It may seem like a lifesaver, 
and I definitely appreciated it, but be wary that some jumps will be FAR 
harder to make now than they normally were, due to the fact you can turn in 
midair and land in water or somewhere you didn't want to land.

- Save the weapons and special items for when you need them. You don't get an 
unlimited amount of them, so don't waste them on easy enemies or bosses.

- Remember that Mike can only jump one space at a time, so don't make those 
two tile jumps, unless you have the special item that allows you to.



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-------------------------------- [ 3.0 LISTS ] -------------------------------
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This won't be overly complex like I usually would do in my FAQs, because this 
is a pretty basic game with weapons that don't have statistics. Therefore, 
I'll just list the basic description of each item and weapon.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 3.1 ITEMS /=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

The listing here is pretty simple. I list the items in alphabetical order, and 
I then list the type of item and its description.

TYPES
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Automatic: You use it automatically.
Storage: You can save it for later usage.
Story: Used to drive the story along.

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| Name | BIG HEART                                                           |
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| Type | Automatic                                                           |
| Desc | Increases your max life level by 1.                                 |
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| Name | CHISEL                                                              |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used with the hammer to get Leonardo out of the statue.             |
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| Name | DOUBLE HEART                                                        |
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| Type | Automatic                                                           |
| Desc | Restores two hearts to your health.                                 |
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| Name | DYNAMITE                                                            |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used to open the mine in chapter 5.                                 |
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| Name | GOLD NUGGET                                                         |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used in the mines in chapter 5.                                     |
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| Name | HAMMER                                                              |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used with the Chisel to help Leonardo out of the statue.            |
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| Name | HEART                                                               |
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| Type | Automatic                                                           |
| Desc | Restores one heart of health.                                       |
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| Name | MAGIC WHISTLE                                                       |
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| Type | Storage                                                             |
| Desc | Used in the Pyramid to unlock a secret exit.                        |
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| Name | PIZZA                                                               |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Give it to Cleopatra in exchange for information.                   |
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| Name | POTION                                                              |
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| Type | Storage                                                             |
| Desc | Restores six health points.                                         |
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| Name | SIGN                                                                |
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| Type | Automatic                                                           |
| Desc | Can take away or add lives.                                         |
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| Name | STAR (BIG)                                                          |
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| Type | Storage                                                             |
| Desc | Makes you temporarily invincible.                                   |
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| Name | STAR (SMALL)                                                        |
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| Type | Automatic                                                           |
| Desc | Collect five to get your hearts refilled by 1.                      |
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| Name | TETRAD #1                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD #2                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD #3                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD #4                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD #5                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD #6                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD #7                                                           |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | TETRAD Y                                                            |
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| Type | Story                                                               |
| Desc | Used at the end of the game.                                        |
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| Name | VITAMIN                                                             |
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| Type | Automatic                                                           |
| Desc | Restores all your health.                                           |
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=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 3.2 WEAPONS /=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

This is the section where I list the weapons. I listed them by alphabetical 
order, followed by their type, and then their description. Just like the 
items!

TYPE
----
Main: These are given to you and have unlimited uses.
Magic: These are magic items. They kill some baddies that normal weapons 
can't, and they help to destroy barriers. To use the most powerful magic 
weapon you have, you must have half health.
Secondary: You only get them for a certain amount of time and uses.

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| Name | BOLA                                                                |
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| Type | Secondary                                                           |
| Desc | It has less attack power than the Knife, but has way more range.    |
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| Name | HAMMER                                                              |
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| Type | Main                                                                |
| Desc | These will last you the first two dungeons, despite the terrible    |
|      | attack power and limited range.                                     |
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| Name | KATANA                                                              |
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| Type | Main                                                                |
| Desc | It has a strong attack power and decent range.                      |
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| Name | KNIFE                                                               |
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| Type | Main                                                                |
| Desc | Still not a great weapon, but better than the hammer marginally.    |
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| Name | PSYCHIC SHOCK WAVE                                                  |
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| Type | Magic                                                               |
| Desc | Short range and decent attack power. Good on enemies in the pyramid.|
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| Name | ROCKS                                                               |
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| Type | Secondary                                                           |
| Desc | You only get these for a limited time, and quite frankly that's all |
|      | you will need them for. They are short ranged and have terrible     |
|      | attack power.                                                       |
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| Name | SPIKE BALL                                                          |
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| Type | Secondary                                                           |
| Desc | Goes in a straight, short line and damages any enemy in its way.    |
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| Name | SUPER PSYCHIC SHOCK WAVE                                            |
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| Type | Magic                                                               |
| Desc | The attack power and range are getting better.                      |
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| Name | THROWER                                                             |
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| Type | Secondary                                                           |
| Desc | A much improved version of the rocks.                               |
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| Name | TRIPLE SPIKE BALL                                                   |
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| Type | Secondary                                                           |
| Desc | Shoots out three spike balls, meaning more range and different      |
|      | directions of attack. Works great against multiple enemies!         |
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| Name | ULTRA PSYCHIC SHOCK WAVE                                            |
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| Type | Magic                                                               |
| Desc | As you may have guessed, this is the strongest of the shock waves.  |
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----------------------------- [ 4.0 WALKTHROUGH ] ----------------------------
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Here we go, the main portion of this entire guide, and I hope I won't 
disappoint. I found this game to be significantly harder than StarTropics, but 
maybe it's just my lack of gaming skills nowadays. Regardless, some of the 
moving platforms and diagonal jumping them can prove to be a real patience 
tester, so I will TRY my best to help you with these challenging moments.

I will provide you with the best and easiest way to get through this game, but 
some of it still takes practice and effort, so be patient if things don't go 
your way right away! You will eventually get it. I am here to make sure you 
can do all the things that don't require patience and skill... like knowing 
codes and knowing which way to go through a dungeon.

Name your dude and then the quest begins. CHAPTER 1!


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 1 *-<-*->
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This is just an introduction to get you into the game. Nothing really happens 
here, just Mike being sucked back in time thanks to a super lame plot where he 
discovers a mystery code by talking to some whore telepathically (complete 
with super lame jokes). Here's a recap of the storyline:

Dr. Jones: I found a new puzzle to solve.

Mike: o rly

Dr. J: ya rly

Mike: 1337

Micah: Pick up the phone you clown!

Mike: LOLOL You too funny XD

Micah: Read da code backwards!

Mike: BOOM BOW WOW BOOM WOW BOW WOOM

*WOAH THIS IS TOTALLY RADICAL*


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 2 *-<-*->
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As you can guess, I highly exaggerated the storyline for the opening chapter. 
It's slightly more interesting than that. Mike ends up in the ice age/stone 
age mix, and he has to get to a cave or something.

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THE STONE AGE
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Along the path towards the cave, you may occasionally "fall" into an action 
scene. There's a few different kind of action scenes here, so I can't really 
give you any specific instructions here. However, I will say to of course pick 
up the fireball weapons, and remember you can now move and shoot diagonally, 
which can make killing enemies a lot easier, if you aim right. I seem to suck 
really badly at aiming. :(

Once you are in the cave, go to the lower left hand corner and talk to Tink. 
He will hook you up with an axe, your first weapon of the game! Fortunately, 
unlike StarTropics, you do not need to talk to everyone in the village to get 
the chief to talk. Just walk up to him and talk, he's in the northern area. He 
will beg you to defeat Yum Yum. Make sure to write down the shape drawings on 
the wall near the guy who says his friend got eaten by Yum Yum, as they hold 
the clue to beating the dungeon.

Head north out of the cave to get to Yum Yum's Cave, the first dungeon of the 
game.

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YUM YUM'S CAVE
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As you may expect, the cave is not that challenging at all, although it has 
been known to give newbies to the game a problem at first, so I wouldn't be 
too overconfident. I love the new cave music for the game, it sounds pretty 
awesome. Move up and kill the 4 boars, then in the next room kill all the 
enemies. You will hear a secret passage opening up in the previous room. 
Return to that room and enter the secret room to get a medicine, then go back 
to the latest room.

You can avoid the salamanders here if you want. I choose to kill them just to 
get some practice in. Kill the boars on the next screen if you wish, and the 
following screen has a bear for you to either avoid or kill as well. Jump 
across the platforms in order to get to the top ones, then wait and time your 
jump so you can kill the boar before jumping onto the platform. Jump over to 
the other side and proceed to the next room.

Kill the three bears to open up a passageway, then take it and head to the 
next room, running straight through it. The next room has three walking men 
who are on fire and just chase after you. Quickly dodge to the right to avoid 
the first one, then kill them or run to the next room. Avoid the bear in the 
next room, then in the following room kill the three bears to unlock a 
passageway.

The music changes, and you have the first puzzle of the game to complete. 
Remember those shapes on the wall I told you to write down? I hope you did. 
Each room has three shapes, and only one leads you on the right path. Here's 
the way to get out of here: circle, circle, triangle, square, circle, square, 
triangle.

Once you are done, you can just speed run through the next two rooms, or try 
to kill the enemies and hope they don't take away your health. There's an 
incredibly easy boss coming up in the room after these enemies.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | | YUM YUM               |
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This might be the easiest boss I have ever faced in this kind of game. He 
starts off eating a boar, and if you run up to the right side of him and 
quickly fire axes at him, you should be able to beat him before he even starts 
his attack! How easy is that? If you don't get to kill him in time, he'll run 
back and forth, shooting out fire bubbles from his mouth that spread across 
the screen. There's a divider separating you and him, so don't worry about 
instant deaths or anything like that. Just avoid his shots and fire at hom 
when he can. When he is about to die, he'll move faster and stronger, so be 
careful then.

^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

Proceed to the next screen, and a bunch of kids will be forever indebted to 
you, as you saved them from a tragic life as food for an evil boar eating boss 
in a 1994 NES game. You'll find a weird block thing, and then Micah will 
contact you again. She'll convince you you went back in time (thanks dear!) 
then says she thinks her father wants you to find the Tetrads. We already 
found one, so now we have to go back in time even more to find the rest of 
them. Your life meter will be increased, and Mike will chant that spell to go 
back in time again..


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 3 *-<-*->
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This might be my favorite chapter in the entire game. Not only does it have 
the hilarious inside jokes with Mario and pizza and Cleopatra, but it also has 
a rare secret, an interesting monkey maze, and a pretty cool pyramid dungeon 
to boot! And while it is longer than chapters 2 and 4, it's not super long 
like the insane chapter 3 in the prequel!

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EGYPT
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Yep, you are now in ancient Egypt. Go north and go on the ship, then talk to 
everyone. The guard will now let you pass and talk to the queen. She knows 
about the tetrad, but she wants a pizza in exchange for her valuable 
information. Cleopatra's a pizza fan?!? Heh. Now, leave the boat and go north. 
The guard will let you pass, and it's time to go to the Border Pass.

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BORDER PASS
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Kill the spiders in this room, and the path to the next room will be unlocked. 
In the following room, kill the mummy and then continue onward to a room with 
more spiders. Jump on the tile and then walk through the question mark orb to 
open the chest. The chest contains a slingshot. Use either weapon to kill the 
enemies in here, then move on to the next room. Kill the spiky enemies, then 
follow the path and kill more mummies.

Kill the scorpions in here, and you will be faced with an unique enemy: the 
moving tile. Kill all of them, and the path to the next room will be unveiled. 
Grab the medicine, then move onto the next room. Kill more moving tiles here, 
then kill the spiky enemies. Jump across the platforms to the other side, then 
move to the next room. Avoid the enemies in here if you wish, since the next 
room contains another boss.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | | SCORPION              |
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This large scorpion is harder than Yum Yum, but that's not really saying much, 
now is it? ;) He is in a large room, and little scorpions come out of the 
holes in the room. They are more challenging to avoid than the boss himself, 
who softly moves around and occasionally shoots out easily avoided bullets. 
You can even jump over the bullets if you wish. Switch to the slingshot and 
fire away on the scorpion, avoiding and killing the little ones that get in 
your way.

^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

You will now meet up with a guy on the camel, who is the pizza delivery guy. 
Agree to give the pizza to Cleopatra directly, and you will automatically 
return to the boat. Cleopatra will be pleased, and she will give you a dagger 
to help with the journey. Now, we can't go to the pyramid yet, since we need a 
magical weapon to destroy the barrier that is blocking people from entering 
it. So, go west and north instead.

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MONKEY PUZZLE
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This is the craziest puzzle I have ever seen. You can occasionally stand up on 
a wooden platform, where you can see the path you need to take. Memorization 
is key. I will just give you the easy way to go about this. Go to the left 
opening and go 3 left, 7 up, 2 left, 3 up, 6 right, 3 down, 6 right, 5 down, 2 
right, 4 up, 2 right, 4 down, 2 right, 11 up, 2 left, and 2 up. Yes, I figured 
this out by myself over time. You'll fall into a battle scene now. 

This battle scene is pretty simple. Kill the monkeys, then the Croc to open 
the door. Get the hearts and kill the jellyfish to open the door, which leads 
to the exit. Told you it was simple.

Back to the puzzle. Go through the left and go 4 left, 10 up, 7 right, 5 down, 
2 right, and down to get a big heart. Then go 7 up, 3 left, 6 up, 6 left, 4 
up, 1 left, 4 up, 4 left, 4 down, 2 left, 5 up, 5 left, 1 down, and you will 
fall into another battle scene.

This one is also pretty simple for the most part. Kill the crocodiles in here, 
then go to the next room and kill the monkeys and crocodile. Grab the hearts 
in the next room and kill all the enemies to unlock the door, then follow the 
path and you'll eventually be out of here.

Now, comes the toughest part of the monkey puzzle. This was a BITCH to figure 
out when I was 14. Go 4 left, 2 down, all the way left, 4 down, 3 left, 1 
down, 3 left, all the way down, 1 left, 4 down, 11 left, 3 up, 1 left, 4 up, 5 
right, 3 up, 6 left, 8 up, 3 right, 1 down, 5 right, 3 up, right around the 
bench, 3 right, 3 up, 3 right, and up! He will give you the Psychic Shockwave 
and leave you off in the pyramid!

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THE PYRAMID
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Now, you can break that damn barrier, so switch to the Psychic weapon and do 
so! In this room, kill the skeletons, then kill the cobras in the next room 
and go up the stairs. This room has a bunch of spikes, as well as fire that 
comes up, as well as hidden holes in the floor! Whew, that's a lot of nasty 
traps! The switch is in the top left tile, so hit it and then open the door. 

The enemies here are only weak against the psychic shockwave weapon, so switch 
to it and fuck them up! Kill the mummy and mini mummy, then hit the switch in 
the top left tile. Jump on the platform and get the medicine, then wait for 
the platform to reappear, then jump across it and follow the path across. Kill 
the enemy here, then fall through the hole in the middle, and quickly push 
left. Get the hearts, then go to the door. 

Kill the enemies, then go through the door that was unveiled. Move along the 
path onto the higher platforms, nothing the fact that you can't actually kill 
the walking skeletons here. But, you can break them down, so do that! Hit both 
the switches here, then kill all the enemies and pick up the try your luck 
sign.. I almost ALWAYS get a +1 anyways. Kill all the enemies in the next 
room, then the following room as well. 

The upper left tile has 2 hearts, so make sure to grab it while killing the 
enemies in here. Kill the enemies in here, and notice the pattern. Looks like 
a snake, huh? Keep this room in mind. The switch is in the tip of the tail, so 
push it to go into the next room. In the following room, kill the mummies. You 
get a small space, so what I like to do is make them follow me around, so I 
can get better aim and also to ensure that they won't get too close to me and 
really screw me over. 

In the next room, kill all the enemies, then hit the right tile of the middle 
block of tiles to get a medicine. In the next room, kill all the mini mummies 
and then get the Flute from the switch. Return to that snake room and push the 
flute. (Pause then down and select the Flute) The snakes will come out of the 
room. Kill them and it opens a secret passageway. Follow the path along and 
you will soon get to another boss.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | EGYPTIAN MASK           |
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The Egyptian Mask is a little challenging due to the conveyor belt that you 
have to stand on. This shouldn't prove to be too much of a problem, though. 
The Egyptian Mask will just move around kind of quickly, shooting bullets out 
on occasion. Switch to the Shockwave and figure out its simple pattern, then 
start attacking it easily. Once it takes some decent damage, he will go red 
and start moving across the screen faster. He starts to shoot out more 
bullets, and he also has a blue laser beam that occasionally comes out of his 
mouth. Avoid these attacks and finish him off with a few more well timed hits.

^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

Your life meter will be raised by 1, you'll get a tetrad, and this chapter 
will be history!


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 4 *-<-*->
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This chapter isn't as good as the last chapter. I like the graphics and 
designs better, but the overhead stuff is kind of lame. On the plus side, the 
sewer dungeon is pretty challenging, and the two bosses were real assholes to 
me until I figured out how to beat them easier. They are still a challenge no 
matter what. I didn't love this chapter, but it was decent.

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LONDON
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Yes, you're now in London, and adding to the freakiness is the first guy you 
meet, Sherlock Holmes. He has concluded that a robbery will occur in the 
museum tonight, and a guy named Zoda-X wants to steal a stone. We've heard 
that name, of course, and Sherlock offers to help you stop Zoda from stealing 
the stone.

Follow the path along, until you see a police officer. Talk to him, and he 
will arrest you for simply walking outside at night. I'd love to see that 
hearing. Talk to the dumb fuck con to the left of you, and escape from the 
escape route free jail cell by pushing against the right hand wall until you 
find the path. Follow the path outside, and follow it along to get to the 
museum.

At the museum, Sherlock will make a Watson joke, and Zoda-X will escape with 
the tetrad. That's not cool. Take the open manhole to the left to get a big 
heart container, increasing your total life by 1 heart. Whoo hoo. Now, leave 
this manhole and head down to get to the next manhole, which is the dungeon 
for this chapter.

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SEWERS
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This is the toughest dungeon in the game so far, in my opinion. First of all, 
there's a ton of traps in here, like moving platforms, and the two bosses in 
here gave me a ton of problems for a while. Let's get rolling, though, since 
at least it's not the longest dungeon in the world.

Jump on the raft, then jump on the switch on the top right corner. Run through 
the question mark and then move to the next room. Go right, watching out for 
the jellyfish that will occasionally jump in your path and try to impede your 
progress, and then go through the open doorway to the right. Kill all the 
enemies in this room, and a door will open up to take you to the next room, 
like magic!

Writing this walkthrough is at least a little more fun than it was in 
StarTropics, since I don't have to write "jump on the tile to trigger a switch 
to open the path to the next room" 7,000 times in a row. There are monkeys on 
the raised areas in here, and a switch on the tile second from top on the left 
hand side. Take the switch first, then kill the giant rats in the next room 
(just hit them a few times, run back, hit them some more, etc. They attack 
with their tail when they're near you.) and collect the medicine.

Go back to the previous room with the monkeys on the platforms, then hit the 
top right tile and go out the doorway to the left. Move along the pathway, 
killing rats along the way if you must, and then kill the enemies in here to 
open up the path to the next room. In the next room, there will be flying owls 
above you, so you need to jump up and hit them or get on an elevated platform 
and hit them that way. The next room contains the first boss.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA'S CREATURE         |
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This guy was a real toughie for me until I figured something out. At first, I 
thought you had to kill him in one go, but you don't. This makes the battle a 
little easier, but not too much. He is in the middle of the water, and there 
are four platforms that appear and disappear around him. You have to jump on 
one, hit him a few times, jump to the next platform, and repeat. Timing is 
critical, and make sure you can jump to the next platform from the position 
you are at. When you get to the platform below him, you can jump down to dry 
ground and repeat the process. You shouldn't have to worry much about his 
attacks, since he shoots weak shots and I have never been hit by one.

^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

Follow the overworld path along and you will be in a new area of the sewers. 
Time to find Zoda! Get the hearts here, and in the next room, kill the 
enemies, trigger the switch third from the right, get the weapon, and move 
onto the next room. The next room has giant rats. Just follow the strategy I 
gave you before. They move slow, so just hit them a few times, move back, hit 
them again, and repeat the process until they are defeated. I rarely ever get 
hit by them now.

Kill all the enemies in the next room, then hit the switch in the middle left 
tile. Go back to the previous room and hit the switch. Go through the door 
that opened, and follow the rafts and platforms along. First, jump on the 
moving raft down to get an item, then go back to the beginning of the room and 
jump on the moving raft to the right. Stop on the platform here, and wait for 
the next moving raft. Jump on it, and just jump on moving raft to moving raft 
to get out of this room.

MUSIC CHANGE! By god, I love this song. Easily my favorite song in the entire 
game, and maybe the entire series. I absolutely adored it when I first heard 
it. Kill the jumping blue slimes here and move on to the next room. The middle 
set of tiles has a switch on the left. Get a medicine this way, then step on 
the right tile to open a doorway containing a medicine. Go up the stairs, then 
fall down the middle set of tiles. Go down, and kill the giant rats again. Go 
through the door that opened, kill the green enemies, and move on to the next 
room.

Get the Try Your Luck sign if you wish, grab the hearts, then jump from raft 
to raft, onto the tiles. Hit the switch in the upper middle tile. Grab the 
disc and then jump onto the platform when you see the raft near you. The 
platform disappears when you step on it, so only jump when you can make a 
clean jump. In the next room, kill the enemies and grab the medicine, then go 
back to the previous room, kill the enemies again, and hit the switch in the 
bottom right hand corner. The next room has the toughest boss yet by far.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA                    |
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Oh man, this guy gave me a headache when I played him. Then again, I had less 
than half of my health and only one medicine, and I still managed to beat him 
on my third try, so you should be fine if you have THREE medicines. He has two 
attacks. One is an attack where he shoots four blue flames out from the floor. 
He does this when you are far away from him. He also has a short range attack 
where he shoots five skulls out, but you can jump over them. He also teleports 
around the room a few seconds after he does an attack.

The main tricky part here is the flooring, which have little arrows on every 
tile, so you will constantly be moving around in whatever direction they see 
fit. That's why I jumped around a LOT during this battle. As soon as Zoda 
appeared, I jumped near him, jumped over his skeletons, and hit him a few 
times before he teleported. He takes a fair amount of hits, but with three 
medicines, you should be fine, I promise.

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You'll get a tetrad! Walk outside and talk to Sherlock Holmes. You will both 
decide that since there is a Zoda-X, there must be a Zoda-Y and Zoda-Z also. O 
rly. Geniuses. 


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 5 *-<-*->
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I didn't like this chapter much. The overworld music and idea got on my nerves 
quickly. You're in the wild west this time. At least the dungeon was pretty 
interesting, I didn't mind that too much.

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WILD WILD WEST
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Go north and enter the town. Talk to everybody, then enter the shop to the 
north. Talk to the guy and then head out. Go right and around a house. Talk to 
him, then go to the saloon and talk to everyone in there, while also making 
sure to listen to the piano player's song. Go into Bob's Store in the lower 
right hand corner, and he will agree to give you some dynamite, which you can 
use to find gold nuggets and maybe the entrance to a cave with a tetrad in it. 
;)

First, let's get a big heart. Go all the way west, then down, and place the 
dynamite between the two rocks. In here is a Big Heart! Whoo hoo. We're 
starting to become mighty powerful now! Go back to Bob's Store and get more 
dynamite, then go to the west side of the mountain. You'll see two golden 
colored rock passageways to the south of here. Place the dynamite three spots 
lower than the southern golden colored passageway to unlock the passage to the 
Gold Cave.

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GOLD CAVE
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Kill the scorpions, then head through the door. Destroy the top portion of the 
wall and go through the passageway you opened up, then go up the stairs. This 
room has three skinny platforms with boulders that roll across. The boulders 
are instant death, so be careful. When you see a boulder come near you, jump 
up or down to the next platform. Get some hearts here if you need them, and 
the exit is in the middle platform at the end of this room.

The next room has my mortal enemy, snakes, so take care of them and jump in 
the platform in the middle. You'll fall through to another room. Kill the two 
enemies, then go through the room they opened up. Kill the enemies in here, 
and hit the switch to progress to the next room. Here, you'll see jumping 
chests, and when you hurt one, they'll turn into SUPER fast moving coins. The 
best bet is to just attack them as quickly as you can. Grab the bola in the 
chest, then kill the enemies in the next room to get a Medicine from the 
chest. Go back to the previous room and head left for the first boss in here.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | MINER                   |
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This guy is a relief compared to the two previous bosses. The only problem is 
that there's a skinny platform that you must stay on while aligned with him 
for the whole battle, but it shouldn't be too much of an issue. He will get a 
boulder from the wall, and throw it at you occasionally, then inch slowly to 
the right. You obviously have to kill him before he gets too close to you, 
since touching him means instant death. Just hit him normally when he holds 
the rock up, and when he has it down, jump and shoot. Jump over the boulder 
and you can get in a few more sneaky hits as well, if you wish.

^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

In the next room, talk to the donkey and you'll get the upgrade to your 
psychic weapon. Yay. Go to the second part of this cave, and hit the tile 
switch in the bottom right hand corner to get some much needed hearts. Go to 
the next room, and use the Super Psychic Shockwave weapon that you just 
received to hit some scorpions. Go in the next room, and you'll be shot onto a 
fast moving belt. As soon as you're in the next room, jump to the right to get 
a medicine, then jump back on and jump off at the third room.

Kill the scorpions, and you'll see a wall open up on the other side. Jump up 
(not onto the belt), and kill the two enemies. Go around and into the wall you 
just opened. Grab the hearts and then hit the switch next to it, and get the 
medicine bottle. Go back out and around, then use the Super Psychic Shockwave 
weapon on the chest enemies. In the next room, hit the crack in the wall to 
get more medicine. The next room has more boulders, so follow the strategy I 
gave you before.

Hit the switch and get the invincibility star, then kill all the enemies to 
head through the door. This next room has a boss-like enemy, but he's not. 
He's a guy on a mine cart that drives by throwing fire and shooting bullets. 
Follow his pattern and get in some hits when you can. When you defeat him, 
kill the scorpions and ghosts, hit the switch, and kill the snakes to open 
another secret room. In this room, hit the crack in the wall to get the 
medicine. Hit the switch and grab another star. Head out, and you'll be up to 
the boss!

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | MINER SKELETON          |
^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

Yay, a big giant skeleton miner. When the battle starts, he will slam his 
hammer into the ground. Mike will freeze for a second, boulders will come from 
the sky, and boulders will come out of his hammer. Yep. The way to prevent 
this freezing from occurring is by jumping when he throws the hammer down, so 
jump right away. This guy is pretty challenging, since he also jumps around 
the room. I hope you saved those medicines and the star, because you can use 
it now to get in a bunch of hits with the shockwave weapon without taking any 
damage. Otherwise, just attack him when you can, making sure to jump when he 
throws the hammer down.

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You get a tetrad, and this chapter is over! Only a few more chapters left to 
go! Where will the book of Oxford take us now..?


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 6 *-<-*->
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Oh, great, now we're in 15th century Italy. This chapter is pretty interesting 
in that there's no boss or major dungeon to go through, just a tiny dungeon 
with no enemies and a maze. I liked the change of pace, as the past few 
chapters have had an influx of bosses anyways.

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ITALY
:::::::::::::::::::::::::

No one has a bloody idea as to where the tetrad is, but let's not give up hope 
yet! That would just be foolish and wrong! Instead, listen to them talk about 
an old scientist that might be able to help you, and then search this fellow 
out. First, talk to the guy who says he is out of maps to Leonardo Da Vinci's 
place because he sold his last one to a big guy, who is probably Zoda! Walk 
around here and enter the place, and you'll see a disturbing sight. A guy has 
been trapped in plaster and there are Zoda's tracks here! Go down the stairs 
now.

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BASEMENT
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There's no enemies, but there's some flying balls here that move in a circle 
that you need to avoid. Then, watch the pattern of the machines that drop 
balls, and wait for the balls to go up before running underneath them. The 
following section has spikes in mid air, so carefully jump from moving 
platform to moving platform while avoiding these annoyances. Just jump 
straight forward for your best hope, if you move in mid air you'll definitely 
run into the spikes and it'll be death for you!

You'll get to the next room, where you have to jump over more spikes and 
moving platforms. Again, just jump in a straight line and don't sway at all, 
and you should be fine. The next two rooms have balls and holes. The balls go 
in the direction that you hit them. You need to get all the balls into the 
holes in order to complete this area. No, I'm not going to make any sex 
innuendo jokes here. Okay, maybe one. I like putting balls in holes. Okay, 
there you go. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!?

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ART STUDIO
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Now you're in the ST-ST-STUDIO! Get the hammer and chisel here, and you'll be 
warped back to where you found that dude trapped in plaster before at the 
beginning of the basement. This guy was none other than the world famous 
(although I don't know how famous he was at this time, and this game is not 
exactly a decent barometer of world history) Leonardo DaVinci, who is grateful 
and explains that he was asked by a strange man about an old stone he saw in a 
castle to the east.

He will hook you up with the Katana weapon for your troubles, and then he'll 
also give you a flying machine, which will enable you to get to that castle to 
get the tetrad. Darn, I thought we were going for some food. I'm hungry! Along 
the way, Micah will annoy you some more with some great news: the aliens have 
invaded C-Island again, hypnotized Dr. Jones, and figured out how to time 
travel. Great! Get the Big Heart to the west before proceeding to the castle.

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CASTLE
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This is just an overworld maze, not really a dungeon. Walk up into the 
hallway, and soon you will fall into a hole. Kill all the enemies and then 
leave here. Back in the maze, go down the stairs, then go left, and then fall 
into another hole before the stairs. Just do the same thing as before, then 
once back on land, go down the stairs. Go two left, one down, and all the way 
left, up the stairs. At the intersection, you'll go into another hole. 
Complete this mini area, then get to the footprints and go one down, two 
right, one up, two right, one down, and then all the way right.

You'll get a tetrad and your life meter will be increased! Zoda-Y will not be 
pleased about this development, and you'll soon be sent off to yet another 
time period..


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<-*-<-* CHAPTER 7 *-<-*->
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Now we're in Transylvania, complete with a Dracula's Castle. This chapter is 
pretty short, as the dungeon isn't too difficult and that's all there really 
is to it. I absolutely love the scenery though, and despite the fact it's 
TOTALLY cliche to freaking be in this kind of place, I loved it regardless.

Let's get this over with! Walk down the path to get to Dracula's Castle.

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DRACULA'S CASTLE
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There's a pair of hearts here if you need them. Go right and go all the way 
right and take that doorway to the next room. Defeat the bats, then get the 
medicine in the next room. Kill the enemies here, then proceed to the next 
room. This room is completely empty, sort of like my patience for writing for 
these boring dungeons (it may seem like I'm not writing much, but there's 
really nothing to describe any more), so go to the next room now.

In this room, kill the ghosts as they appear to open up a room, which contains 
a medicine. Fire randomly comes up around it, so be wary of that as you go to 
get the item. Back in the other room, then go right through the doorway. Kill 
the ghosts in here, then go through the passage and kill these enemies with 
the shockwave weapon. Kill the enemy here by attacking its tombstone, and then 
proceed into the next room.

Jump to the chest, and fall in the hole. Go diagonally left or right and try 
your luck with the sign (I ALWAYS get +1, is this a glitch or is it just 
supposed to be this way? Kind of defeats the purpose, in my opinion..). Go 
right, and then follow the path. Kill the enemies and get the hearts, then hit 
the switch to the right. Keep going until you get to a room with sleepwalking 
enemies. Kill the enemies to open up a room with a medicine, then go back and 
hit the switch in the top right hand corner to proceed.

Kill the enemies, then proceed to a room that's shaped like a bat. Kill the 
bats to open a doorway, then hit the switches in the top left and bottom right 
corners. The next room contains the boss. No, it's not Dracula. :( It's Zoda-
Y. I am questioning the inclusion of a Dracula's Castle to be honest. 
Hopefully you saved all that damned medicine you got..

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA-Y                  |
^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^

Holy hell, this dude is pretty challenging. First off, as soon as you enter 
the room, move forward a little bit. This is because a bunch of spikes will 
come out of the floor right away. He'll then shoot out some bats, which will 
come flying at you and attack you. Kill the bats and then hit him a few times 
before he teleports for the first time. Just repeat this pattern for a while. 
If you kill the bats and only settle for a few hits on him, you shouldn't need 
to worry about healing right now.

After a bunch of hits, he'll change into his next form. This is when it gets 
rough. First off, he'll shoot out MORE bats, as well as jumping around the 
place. He'll then flap his wings and shoot out wind that will attempt to push 
you back to the spikes that came at the start of the battle. Hold up as hard 
as you can to prevent him from doing this, because you're dead otherwise. I 
wouldn't worry too much about the bats if you have a few medicines, which you 
should.

Instead, focus on hitting Zoda when you can, by using the mace and hitting him 
when he is exposed. The bats aren't too much of a concern, and you can't 
really avoid the feathers he shoots out while doing the wind gust, since you 
need to stay focused on avoiding the instant death that the spikes would 
provide. As long as you follow his pattern and time your hits well, you will 
win.

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Not much really happens here, you just get a tetrad, your life meter 
increases, and it's off to the next area...


<-*-<-*-<-*-<-*-<-*-<-*->
<-*-<-* CHAPTER 8 *-<-*->
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Whoo hoo, we're almost done with the game. This is the last "main" chapter of 
the game, as the next one just has you in the original StarTropics island and 
facing the same bosses over again. It's not that I want this game to be over 
with, since I enjoy it, but this guide is starting to become a bit of a drag. 
This time, we're in medieval times, and we have to help King Arthur out.

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OVERWORLD
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Go into the castle and talk to King Arthur. He will be expecting you, after 
what Merlin the Magician said. He will want you to clear out this mean, 
terrible dragon from the cave, since his knights are out on quests. He will 
thank you for accepting the quest by increasing your life level and bestowing 
upon you the honor of Knight of the Round Table, which may help you a great 
deal in Final Fantasy 7, but is utterly meaningless in this game. Go outside 
and talk to the dude blocking your path.

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DRAGON'S CAVE
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Kill all the blobs in here, and when you kill the last one, stand near the 
middle top of the screen to fall through the floor onto a platform. Get the 
medicine here, then go up the left passageway and hit the skeletons so they 
fall to the floor, then jump over them. Nab this medicine as well (can never 
have too many of them at this point of the game), then go back around the left 
side. Go around, get yet another medicine, then kill the enemy while standing 
in the middle of the room.

Kill the enemies in here, then proceed to the next room. The conveyor belt in 
here will move super fast, and spikes will form at the finish line. In the 
first room, take the shortcut. In the second room, go up, then down. In the 
third room, go up and down. In the fourth room, go down and then in the 
middle. Get the hearts and prepare yourself for a boss.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | KNIGHT                  |
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The toughest part about this boss is the fact that you'll be standing on a 
ring of conveyor belts that quickly move you around the room. The knight will 
simply move back and forth, shooting bullets in two directions. Simply jump 
over the bullets as they come near you, and aim the shockwave diagonally at 
him, praying the shots connect. It may take you a little while, due to how 
freaking annoying the conveyor belts happen to be.

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After defeating the boss, an owl will approach you, but of course we know it's 
Merlin. He is the magician of King Arthur's Court. He will tell you about 
Hirocon, and how he spread the tetrads across space and time so only a hero 
could find them. Hirocon asked Merlin to watch over the Tetrads until a hero 
comes, and Mike is that hero. He asks you to find the last tetrad and put them 
all together, then gives you the Ultra Psychic Shockwave.

Follow the path to enter the cave again. This time the music has changed, and 
I rather enjoy it! Get the hearts, then kill the enemies to open up a secret 
passageway containing some hearts and bolas, then hit the switch in the bottom 
left hand corner. Hit the switch in the right hand corner to get a Medicine, 
then go back to the previous room, then follow the path, killing enemies, 
until you get to a room with a music change.

Kill the enemies in here, then get the hearts in the bottom left hand corner 
of the tiles. Go into the next room, then jump on the moving platform and onto 
the platform. Get the hearts, then hit the switch. Go through the door it 
opens up, then kill the enemies, and move into the room with the moving balls. 
Grab the items here, jumping over the balls in the process, then exit the 
room. Hit the switches while avoiding the boulders that come out of the sky. 
The tile set in the third row has a switch that leads to the exit from this 
room.

Get the medicine from the left hand path, then go right. Kill the two enemies, 
then go through the path they opened up to get another medicine. Hey, the 
more, the merrier, right? Go back to the previous room, kill or avoid the 
enemies this time, then get the hearts in the bottom left hand corner. Kill 
all the enemies in the room, then follow the path to eventually get to the 
dragon boss, and the last traditional boss of this wonderful game.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | DRAGON                  |
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He's not as challenging as I expected him to be, but don't expect a cakewalk 
or anything, either. He will slowly move up, firing shots in three different 
directions. Spikes will slowly start to generate across the room as well. When 
he gets near you, he will start to fly around in the air and shoot off more 
bullets. 

The problem with this battle mainly boils down to the fact that the spikes 
will slowly consume the area and eventually kill you, so you have to beat him 
somewhat quickly. This is why I gave you the path through the cave to get you 
as many medicines as possible. I highly recommend just killing him as quickly 
as possible, expending as many medicines as you need.

If you don't have many medicines for some reason, stay near the bottom right 
hand corner and jump while using the ultimate shockwave weapon to hit his 
head, then when he starts to fly, walk in a circle to avoid the bullets. The 
only way to kill him is by hitting his head, and the shockwave is the 
preferred weapon of choice for this task.

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Hey, you got the final tetrad! Micah will beg you to go back to C-Island, the 
original island from the first game. 


<-*-<-*-<-*-<-*-<-*-<-*->
<-*-<-* CHAPTER 9 *-<-*->
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We're now in the final chapter, finally. This takes place on the original 
island of the game, with a sweet remix of the original song that was already 
awesome to begin with. Beating revamped versions of all the previous bosses 
was a bit of a drag, but overall this is a satisfying conclusion to a solid 
game.

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OVERWORLD
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Follow the path to the town, talk to the man, then enter the original cave.

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CAVE
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SWEET REMIX! This is one of the best songs I have ever heard, and definitely 
makes playing through this game a worthwhile experience. Anyways, move up a 
screen and kill the three snails to unlock a door. The next room has even more 
enemies to dispose of, so kill all of them and you'll get to move onto the 
next room. In here, you'll see some blue moving enemies, but they are not that 
challenging either. They just move faster. Step on the switch that you can 
find in this room to unlock the door, then proceed to the following room. 
Here, move right and kill some more blue enemies, then move up and start 
jumping from tile to tile, eventually hitting a switch that will let you 
proceed to the following room.

This room has two snails and some moving blue enemies, so kill all of them to 
unlock the door to the next room. This room has switches that allow you to 
move left or right, but don't go there, as you'll just end up in a room with 
some flying bat enemies. Instead, jump on the leftmost tile in the upper 
corner to unlock a secret passage, then go up to the next room. This room has 
two flying bats and two moving blue enemies. Kill the blue enemies to unlock 
the door to the next room.

In this room, unlock the chest first to get 25 chests, then unlock the door to 
the next room. Kill the snail and then two snakes, which basically slide 
towards you as soon as you get in their line of sight. Jump on the tiles to 
reveal three switches. Jump on them to unlock two doors and a chest. Take the 
25 torches from the chest, then go to the right through that skinny passageway 
to go to a room with a medicine. You can unlock a room which leads to a 
medicine, but that's as far as you can go. The next room kills you. Trust me.

Go back to the previous room with the snakes and kill them again, then go up 
through the door to the next room. Kill all the enemies in here to get to the 
first boss in the original game, C-Serpent. 

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | C-SERPENT               |
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This is a pretty easy boss fight, as you may expect. The pattern for this boss 
is really simple. There are three tiles, and you can only stand in the center 
one and throw weapons in the snake's mouth when it's open. However, he shoots 
out fire from his mouth 80% or so of the time, so you have to jump left or 
right to the tiles to avoid this fire. Just repeat this pattern over and over 
until the serpent is defeated.

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Now, the last part of the game is pretty easy. You'll follow a conveyor belt, 
and take the bottom route to get a bunch of medicines. You'll have to face 
revamped versions of the previous bosses now. They are the same but faster. 
Refer to the boss section below if you need help remembering how to defeat a 
certain boss. After you complete those, it's time for the ultimate test, Zoda-
Z!

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA-Z                  |
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As you can guess, this guy is a pretty significant challenge, maybe even 
moreso than in the original. The good news here is that you should have a 
bunch of medicines here, provided you didn't waste them all on the bosses 
leading up to him. I sure hope not, because you will need all the help you can 
get to take care of this ultimate alien from hell!

He will start off in a simple enough form. There's a bunch of tiny creatures, 
and one of them is differently colored. Avoid the attacks of the tiny ones 
that match, and focus on the different colored one. After you hit it a bunch 
of times, this form will be defeated. So far, so good.

Then, all the little tiny creatures will come together and you will see Zoda 
in his normal form now. He shoots bullets around the room and teleports 
around. Just attack him with the shockwave weapon over and over while avoiding 
the weak bullets he shoots out. He has an attack that sends shockwaves out and 
turns you into a boar. If this happens, you can't really do much but run 
around and avoid his attacks. 

Once you take care of that form, he'll turn into a minotaur. This form is a 
significant increase in challenge over the previous two forms, I'll tell you 
that much right now. At least this is his final form, so you can afford to go 
all out now. He has the same attacks as before, including the nasty little 
attack where he turns you into a boar. I hate that move.

In addition, he also has a few new tricks up his sleeves. If he spins around, 
this makes him invincible for a little bit, so don't try to touch him until 
the effect wears off. He can also shoot fire off from both sides of the wall, 
which is a little tricky to avoid, but at least you can see it coming ahead of 
time in order to prevent some serious damage from it. And finally, he has a 
charge attack where he'll just come out of nowhere and try to slam into you 
head first.

Okay, now that you know what to avoid, just follow his pattern and prepare for 
whatever he's going to do. Attack him with the shockwave when you can, and 
just be patient. Don't be afraid to use any and all items that you have, as 
you won't need them after this. Good luck, you should do fine since you came 
this far and he's not the most challenging boss in the game!

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Hey, you beat the game! Congratulation, a winner is you! Sit back and watch 
the well deserved ending, and cry when you realize this is the last freaking 
game in the series!


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-------------------------- [ 5.0 MISC. INFORMATION ] -------------------------
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This is a section where I include some answers to questions I know people will 
have about the game, as well as a section for helpful boss information.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 5.1 FAQ'S /=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

You can always email me if you have anything you want to add.

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1. Why hasn't Nintendo made any more StarTropics games?
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A: They wanted to focus on the several major series they have, as well as 
develop new ones. StarTropics 2 sold especially disappointing, so they figured 
keeping the series alive wasn't worth it. That's why we haven't even seen a 
port of StarTropics for the NES Classics line.

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2. Zoda's Creature and Zoda-Y are really pissing me off!
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A: I know, for chapter 4 bosses they are really hard. It took me FOREVER to 
figure out that during the Zoda's Creature fight, you have to jump down off 
the bottom platform back to dry land below. Zoda-Y is hard because of the 
platforms that move you. Your best bet is to have a few medicines saved, and 
just throw a few shooting stars at him at a time.

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3. How in the world would Cleopatra like pizza?
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A: I think it's more of a joke than anything historically significant, since 
we all know it just isn't possible.

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4. So, is this game better, or StarTropics?
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A: That's a hard question. There's definitely a mix of opinion about the two 
games, and I personally feel this game is more challenging and has better 
level designs, although the fun factor and feeling has been diluted somewhat. 
I do like this one slightly more, but both are incredibly fun and addictive 
games.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 5.2 BOSS GUIDE /=-=-=-=-=-=

This is just a quick section where I repost the boss strategies, in case you 
need quick help with any specific one.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | | YUM YUM               |
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This might be the easiest boss I have ever faced in this kind of game. He 
starts off eating a boar, and if you run up to the right side of him and 
quickly fire axes at him, you should be able to beat him before he even starts 
his attack! How easy is that? If you don't get to kill him in time, he'll run 
back and forth, shooting out fire bubbles from his mouth that spread across 
the screen. There's a divider separating you and him, so don't worry about 
instant deaths or anything like that. Just avoid his shots and fire at hom 
when he can. When he is about to die, he'll move faster and stronger, so be 
careful then.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | | SCORPION              |
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This large scorpion is harder than Yum Yum, but that's not really saying much, 
now is it? ;) He is in a large room, and little scorpions come out of the 
holes in the room. They are more challenging to avoid than the boss himself, 
who softly moves around and occasionally shoots out easily avoided bullets. 
You can even jump over the bullets if you wish. Switch to the slingshot and 
fire away on the scorpion, avoiding and killing the little ones that get in 
your way.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | EGYPTIAN MASK           |
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The Egyptian Mask is a little challenging due to the conveyor belt that you 
have to stand on. This shouldn't prove to be too much of a problem, though. 
The Egyptian Mask will just move around kind of quickly, shooting bullets out 
on occasion. Switch to the Shockwave and figure out its simple pattern, then 
start attacking it easily. Once it takes some decent damage, he will go red 
and start moving across the screen faster. He starts to shoot out more 
bullets, and he also has a blue laser beam that occasionally comes out of his 
mouth. Avoid these attacks and finish him off with a few more well timed hits.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA'S CREATURE         |
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This guy was a real toughie for me until I figured something out. At first, I 
thought you had to kill him in one go, but you don't. This makes the battle a 
little easier, but not too much. He is in the middle of the water, and there 
are four platforms that appear and disappear around him. You have to jump on 
one, hit him a few times, jump to the next platform, and repeat. Timing is 
critical, and make sure you can jump to the next platform from the position 
you are at. When you get to the platform below him, you can jump down to dry 
ground and repeat the process. You shouldn't have to worry much about his 
attacks, since he shoots weak shots and I have never been hit by one.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA                    |
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Oh man, this guy gave me a headache when I played him. Then again, I had less 
than half of my health and only one medicine, and I still managed to beat him 
on my third try, so you should be fine if you have THREE medicines. He has two 
attacks. One is an attack where he shoots four blue flames out from the floor. 
He does this when you are far away from him. He also has a short range attack 
where he shoots five skulls out, but you can jump over them. He also teleports 
around the room a few seconds after he does an attack.

The main tricky part here is the flooring, which have little arrows on every 
tile, so you will constantly be moving around in whatever direction they see 
fit. That's why I jumped around a LOT during this battle. As soon as Zoda 
appeared, I jumped near him, jumped over his skeletons, and hit him a few 
times before he teleported. He takes a fair amount of hits, but with three 
medicines, you should be fine, I promise.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | MINER                   |
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This guy is a relief compared to the two previous bosses. The only problem is 
that there's a skinny platform that you must stay on while aligned with him 
for the whole battle, but it shouldn't be too much of an issue. He will get a 
boulder from the wall, and throw it at you occasionally, then inch slowly to 
the right. You obviously have to kill him before he gets too close to you, 
since touching him means instant death. Just hit him normally when he holds 
the rock up, and when he has it down, jump and shoot. Jump over the boulder 
and you can get in a few more sneaky hits as well, if you wish.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | MINER SKELETON          |
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Yay, a big giant skeleton miner. When the battle starts, he will slam his 
hammer into the ground. Mike will freeze for a second, boulders will come from 
the sky, and boulders will come out of his hammer. Yep. The way to prevent 
this freezing from occurring is by jumping when he throws the hammer down, so 
jump right away. This guy is pretty challenging, since he also jumps around 
the room. I hope you saved those medicines and the star, because you can use 
it now to get in a bunch of hits with the shockwave weapon without taking any 
damage. Otherwise, just attack him when you can, making sure to jump when he 
throws the hammer down.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA-Y                  |
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Holy hell, this dude is pretty challenging. First off, as soon as you enter 
the room, move forward a little bit. This is because a bunch of spikes will 
come out of the floor right away. He'll then shoot out some bats, which will 
come flying at you and attack you. Kill the bats and then hit him a few times 
before he teleports for the first time. Just repeat this pattern for a while. 
If you kill the bats and only settle for a few hits on him, you shouldn't need 
to worry about healing right now.

After a bunch of hits, he'll change into his next form. This is when it gets 
rough. First off, he'll shoot out MORE bats, as well as jumping around the 
place. He'll then flap his wings and shoot out wind that will attempt to push 
you back to the spikes that came at the start of the battle. Hold up as hard 
as you can to prevent him from doing this, because you're dead otherwise. I 
wouldn't worry too much about the bats if you have a few medicines, which you 
should.

Instead, focus on hitting Zoda when you can, by using the mace and hitting him 
when he is exposed. The bats aren't too much of a concern, and you can't 
really avoid the feathers he shoots out while doing the wind gust, since you 
need to stay focused on avoiding the instant death that the spikes would 
provide. As long as you follow his pattern and time your hits well, you will 
win.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | KNIGHT                  |
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The toughest part about this boss is the fact that you'll be standing on a 
ring of conveyor belts that quickly move you around the room. The knight will 
simply move back and forth, shooting bullets in two directions. Simply jump 
over the bullets as they come near you, and aim the shockwave diagonally at 
him, praying the shots connect. It may take you a little while, due to how 
freaking annoying the conveyor belts happen to be.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | DRAGON                  |
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He's not as challenging as I expected him to be, but don't expect a cakewalk 
or anything, either. He will slowly move up, firing shots in three different 
directions. Spikes will slowly start to generate across the room as well. When 
he gets near you, he will start to fly around in the air and shoot off more 
bullets. 

The problem with this battle mainly boils down to the fact that the spikes 
will slowly consume the area and eventually kill you, so you have to beat him 
somewhat quickly. This is why I gave you the path through the cave to get you 
as many medicines as possible. I highly recommend just killing him as quickly 
as possible, expending as many medicines as you need.

If you don't have many medicines for some reason, stay near the bottom right 
hand corner and jump while using the ultimate shockwave weapon to hit his 
head, then when he starts to fly, walk in a circle to avoid the bullets. The 
only way to kill him is by hitting his head, and the shockwave is the 
preferred weapon of choice for this task.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | C-SERPENT               |
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This is a pretty easy boss fight, as you may expect. The pattern for this boss 
is really simple. There are three tiles, and you can only stand in the center 
one and throw weapons in the snake's mouth when it's open. However, he shoots 
out fire from his mouth 80% or so of the time, so you have to jump left or 
right to the tiles to avoid this fire. Just repeat this pattern over and over 
until the serpent is defeated.

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| BOSS FIGHT!           | ZODA-Z                  |
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As you can guess, this guy is a pretty significant challenge, maybe even 
moreso than in the original. The good news here is that you should have a 
bunch of medicines here, provided you didn't waste them all on the bosses 
leading up to him. I sure hope not, because you will need all the help you can 
get to take care of this ultimate alien from hell!

He will start off in a simple enough form. There's a bunch of tiny creatures, 
and one of them is differently colored. Avoid the attacks of the tiny ones 
that match, and focus on the different colored one. After you hit it a bunch 
of times, this form will be defeated. So far, so good.

Then, all the little tiny creatures will come together and you will see Zoda 
in his normal form now. He shoots bullets around the room and teleports 
around. Just attack him with the shockwave weapon over and over while avoiding 
the weak bullets he shoots out. He has an attack that sends shockwaves out and 
turns you into a boar. If this happens, you can't really do much but run 
around and avoid his attacks. 

Once you take care of that form, he'll turn into a minotaur. This form is a 
significant increase in challenge over the previous two forms, I'll tell you 
that much right now. At least this is his final form, so you can afford to go 
all out now. He has the same attacks as before, including the nasty little 
attack where he turns you into a boar. I hate that move.

In addition, he also has a few new tricks up his sleeves. If he spins around, 
this makes him invincible for a little bit, so don't try to touch him until 
the effect wears off. He can also shoot fire off from both sides of the wall, 
which is a little tricky to avoid, but at least you can see it coming ahead of 
time in order to prevent some serious damage from it. And finally, he has a 
charge attack where he'll just come out of nowhere and try to slam into you 
head first.

Okay, now that you know what to avoid, just follow his pattern and prepare for 
whatever he's going to do. Attack him with the shockwave when you can, and 
just be patient. Don't be afraid to use any and all items that you have, as 
you won't need them after this. Good luck, you should do fine since you came 
this far and he's not the most challenging boss in the game!


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-------------------------- [ 6.0 OTHER INFORMATION ] -------------------------
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

This is just the section where I bore you with all the useless other 
information, like credits, revision history, and contact information.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 6.1 CREDITS /=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

RPGclassics.com, the best site on the web for classic RPG information - For 
helping me out with some item and weapons names. Thanks!

Nintendo - For making such an incredible game.

Everyone that's supported me in FAQ writing - Thanks for putting up with me 
and motivating me! I'd never gotten as far as I have without every one of you!


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 6.2 REVISION HISTORY /=-=-=

v1.00 - November 14, 2004 - 91.3K - Grr, my charger broke over the weekend and 
I just had it replaced yesterday. 80 damn bucks out the window. The good news 
is I finished the walkthrough today, so this guide is now done. :) Yay me!

v0.03 - November 11, 2005 - 63.8K - Got the walkthrough done through chapter 
5. I hope to have the entire thing done by Sunday night, wish me luck there, 
as I'll probably need it!

v0.02 - November 10, 2005 - 49.2K - Now that I am not super busy with school, 
I decided to get the ball rolling on the walkthrough. It's done through 
chapter 4's sewer section, I will write that and chapters 5 and 6 tomorrow 
hopefully, since I have the day off!

v0.01 - November 7, 2005 - 32.5K - I am hopefully going to get this and ST 
done by Sunday at the latest. That should easily be obtainable, especially 
since I am already done everything except for the walkthrough.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 6.3 AUTHOR INFORMATION /=-=

You can check out all of my other guides on GameFAQs, which will hopefully 
include a very sexy Tales of Symphonia guide soon. I can't wait to finish that 
thing. I am most proud of this guide and Legend of Legaia, but I did guides 
for a lot of Final Fantasies, as well as some random Castlevania and wrestling 
games, and both Tales of Destiny games. Check them out!

In addition on my quest to write for all the Final Fantasy games, I will try 
to finish my Aria of Sorrow and NCAA 2004 guides, as well as some random NES 
games (Predator, NOES, Jeopardy Jr., and Puss and Boots, anyone?) and guides 
for the other 2 Castlevania games that employ the new style. Oh, and I might 
do a Wild Arms 3 guide. And I still have to finish my ToS and FF7 guides..

And there's always Final Fantasy 12, Grandia 3, and Dragon Quest 8 to look 
forward to...

I appreciate any information you can contribute, especially to game basics, 
and team ratings. Also, feel free to email any questions that would be good 
for a FAQ section,  as I plan to add one to a future update.

Any errors and omissions that you may see can be corrected if you inform me of  
them. I'll also credit you, if your error or omission is actually correct and  
worth an update for me to fix. I am somewhat busy, you know.

That's about it. If anyone would like me to add anything, you can always email 
me. 

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all rude if I do not respond in five seconds, otherwise I probably will just
block you. I will answer all e-mails about the game, however.

You can contact me by emailing me at penguin_faqs@yahoo.com

One last note: Only email me about the game at penguin_faqs@yahoo.com, all 
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and/or ignored. Thanks to all those that have emailed me so far, I appreciate 
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=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- / 6.4 CONCLUSION /=-=-=-=-=-=

Yay, now I have FAQs up for both StarTropics games! I hope you found it to be 
useful, helpful, and maybe a little entertaining as well! See you back very 
soon, I hope!

Til next time,
Psycho Penguin