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                 BRAVE FENCER MUSASHI BESTIARY GUIDE
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           Brave Fencer Musashi Bestiary Guide Version 1.0
                     For Sony PlayStation Only
                          By YEE SENG FU
E-Mail  :               ysf@pacific.net.sg
Date    :                  25th Dec'99
ICQ     :                   25076522
HomePage:   http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Portal/7933/
Country :                  Singapore

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Bestiary

The #sign indicates that it is repeated and and *sign represents boss.

Beginning of chapter 1

Blue Soldier 1
Attacks:Gunshot
Assimilated ability:Gunshot
Strategy:These soldiers are slighier more danger than Red soldiers,simply they 
have a projectile attack.It's easy to avoid the blue soldier's gunshot by 
determining the direction where they are shooting.A few hits using lumina will 
do. 

Red Soldier 1
Attacks:Running charge
Assimilated ability:stun
Strategy:Easy to defeat by cutting down or thrown.It will charge at you when you 
are too close to one.You can anticipate an attack when an exclamation point 
appears over its head.

Bee Plant
Attacks:Poke
Assimilated ability:Perfume
Strategy:Easy to defeat because they are immobile.Don't come too close or they 
will stretch out and poke you.Low defence makes them vulnerable to ant type of 
attack.

Stone Head
Attacks:Red Circle Beams
Assimilated abilities:None
Strategy:Destroy the four statues and step on the emblems to destroy the stone 
head in the centre.Run around to avoid the beam.

Sphere Bat
Attacks:Swop
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:Sphere bats don't cause much damage but they often move in groups and 
are very fast.Just attack using fusion or lumina when they are approaching you.

*Steam knight

Somnolent Forest

Green Soldier 3
Attacks:Running Charge
Assimilated ability:Javelin
Strategy:Similar to the red soldier,they won't attack you until it notices 
you.An exclamation mark appears over it head.This is similar to the dashing 
pierce except it carries a spear.It isn't hard to defeat and is easy to avoid.

Herb Plant
Attacks:Head Poke,Three-way projectile.
Assimilated ability:Mint
strategy:similar to the bee plant but has an additional attack called the three-
way projectiles.An exclamation mark will appear when they notices you.The three-
way projectiles is easy to dodge and isn't hard to defeat at all.

Hopper
Attacks:Pounce
Assimilated ability:Hop
Stratgey:Getting too close to a hopper will cause it to bloom and begins to hop 
around.It is more active in the night than in the day.They are extremely weak 
and is easy to defeat.Keep in mind that they regenerate from the starting area 
very quicky. 

Magician
Attacks:Shrink 
Assimilated ability:Shrink
Strategy:They are very weak.Do not stay too close to them for a long time as 
they must shrink you,which makes you unable to defend and attack.The shrink 
attack is very easy dodge.Magician will immediately teleport to the front after 
seeing Musashi,which makes them easy to kill.Just wait for them to teleport to 
the front and use your sword to attack.


#Red Soldier 1

Maneater 
Attacks:Devour
Assimilated ability:Satiate
Strategy:You can't inflict any damage to these creatures.The best strategy is to 
throw them back into the woods or waters or use fusion to assimilate 
satiate.It's a good bet to assimilate satiate when you are running low on BP.

Sleepie
Attacks:Sleeping gas,Head Whack
Assimilated ability:Sleepy
Strategy:Getting too close to a sleepie will result a bonk on the head or a shot 
of sleeping gas,which makes you fell asleep.You can use lumina to deliver a huge 
damage directly to its head and spit the enemy in half without putting yourself 
in danger of falling asleep.

Thorny Bushes
Attacks:Thorns
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:These thorny bushes really block your way.Getting too close will only 
cause your some damage.You can not join over these thorny bushes.The only way is 
to assimilate the hop ability from the hopper to cross over these bushes.

Twinpeak Mountain

#Green Soldier 3

#Blue Soldier 1

#Herb Plant

#Magician

#Maneater

#Red Soldier 1

#Sleepie

King Maneater
Attacks:Devour
Assimilated ability:Satiate
Strategy:Although the King Maneater is immobile,it is nearly impossible to 
pass.The only strategy is to use shrink on the enemy and then crush it to bits.

Meandering Forest

#Bee Plant

#Green Soldier 3

#Magician

*Mother Minku

Restaurant Basement

Bowler
Attacks:Giant Seed
Assimilated ability:Bowl
Strategy:It serves as a useful purpose for assimilate the bowl ability to bowl 
through crackled walls and defeat enemies.To avoid them,simply find a safe spot 
to dodge.They are large and is extremly easy to attack.

CurseFire
Attacks:Burning Bounce
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:These enemies pop out of fire pits.They burn Musashi.You can extinguish 
the flames by using water scroll ability.

Fire Vambee
Attacks:Grab and Bite
Assimilated ability:B.O.
Strategy:Fire vambees are even tougher than normal vambees because you can't go 
too near them.It's possible to attack them using lumina from a distance but not 
recommend.the best way is to avoid them.

Flying Vambee
Attacks:Grab and Bite
Assimilated ability:B.O.
Strategy:These vambees would hover over Musashi and attacks Musashi when the 
time is right.Stay in one area and lure them down to counter attack them.

Lamp Bat
Attacks:Swoop,Fire Bombs
Assimilated ability:Firefly
Strategy:Their main purpose is to serve as light through darkened paths,so it's 
best not to destroy them.Unfortunately,they are difficult to evade when they 
swoop down or when they drop their lanterns.When you encounter lamp bat,it's 
best to avoid their attacks or assimilate the firefly ability to
light your path.

Lone Mist
Attacks:Hit
Assimilated ability:Sublime
Strategy:These are easily defeated ghost.They can float anywhere.They rarely 
attack and 'sublime' serves as a useful ability to assimilate.
 
Ooze
Attacks:Poison
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:They drop from the ceiling.They are slow and easy to avoid and they 
cause poison when you touch them.They leave behind antidotes when they die.

Vambee 
Attacks:Grab
Assimilated ability:B.O.
Strategy:it's best to avoid them whenever possible.They are slow but if you get 
too close,they can grab Musashi up to drain Musashi's HP.Even if you cut them 
into half,its torso will continue to chase after you.The shish Kebab technique 
causes lots of damage to a vambee so much that the vambee won't
have time to spit into two.

Wisp
Attacks:Hit
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:Wisps can light up darkened rooms and unlit paths.They can still infict 
damage to Msashi if get too close.Avoid them.

*Relic Keeper

Chapel(church)

Vambee Soldier
Attacks:Grab and Bite,Paralyzing gas
Assimilated ability:B.O
Strategy:You will only encounter these enemies when you  first saw bubbles in 
the church.It cannot be kill.Its only weakness is sunlight.So wait till 
sunlight.

Frozen Palace

Cool Plant
Attacks:Frozen 3-way
Assimilated ability:Mint
Strategy:This seems to be the modification of the herb plant with the 3-way 
projectile now able to frozen people and causes lots more damage.Use the same 
strategy.If you shoot some flames using the fire scroll at it,you will temporary 
paralyse it,causing it not able to shoot frozen 3-way shot at you.
Now's here the chance to attack back.If you are caught in his frozen 3-way 
shot,press any button repeatedly to warm yourself and prevent freezing.

Copycat
Attacks:Mimic
Assimilated ability:Clone
Strategy:Copycats are one of the most difficult enemies in the palace because 
they can mimic all Musashi's moves,plus if you get too close to them you will 
get an electric shock.The best way to kill is to use long range attack like fire 
scrolls to kill it while keeping away from them.

Haya Wolf
Attacks:D-kick
Assimilated ability:D-Kick
Strategy:Haya wolves are quick creatures with every powerful kick.It's best to 
corner them and hack them with lumina.

Mapper
Attacks:Pounce,Poison
Assimilated ability:Map
Strategy:Again,this one is like a modification of the hopper.Now,you can't get 
too close to them or you will get poison.

Penguin
Attacks:Dive,Explosion
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:When spotted,they will dive in a straight line.They are rather 
difficult to defeat as they are small.Once their heads explode,their bodies can 
still attack you.

Metal Spikes
Attacks:Spike Hit
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:You cannot destroy these metal spikes nor crossed over.(it's possible 
with the sky scroll but ...)You need to assimiate the steel ability form the 
stomp Golem.this will enables you to destroy those metal spikes and reach the 
other end.

*Frost Dragon

Island of Dragon

Slug Rock
Attacks:None
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:Use rocksalt.It is harmless but does prevent Musashi from reaching the 
island of Dragons.

*Kojiro

Mine

B-eater
Attacks:Jump
Assimilated ability:Rip-off
Strategy:They are hard to deal with and in addition,they travel in groups.They 
will cause you to lost 5BP(not HP) when comes into contact.

Cure Worm
Attacks:Bite
Assimilated ability:Antidote
Strategy:They are very slow creatures and at times may be difficult to hit 
because of their constant movement.When travelling in mines,it's best to absorb 
antidote from them.

#Sphere Bat

Toad Stool
Attacks:Poison Gas,Head Whack
Assimilated ability:Toxin
Strategy:Again,this is another modification of the sleepie.Instead of making you 
asleep,it makes you poison and could be more nasty then sleepie.

Upper Mine

#B-eater

#Cure Worm

#Hopper

#Sphere Bat

GiAnt(Purple ant)
Attacks:Acid shoot
Assimilated ability:Acid
Strategy:These ants are rather powerful and they throws acid at you.These acids 
can kill the red ants(needlants).Use lumina to deliver a good shot on them.

NeedlAnt(red ant)
Attacks:Hit
Assimilated attacks:Depress
Strategy:these ants are invulerable to any attacks.The only way to kill them is 
to use acids absorbed from the purple ants.The acids will cause them to 
melt,forming a pool of green toxin,however,when musashi comes into contact with 
this pool,you can get hurt too.If you absorb the depress,you will not be able to 
move fast but those ants won't be able to attack you.

*Queen Ant

Soda Fountain Part 1

Pigloter
Attacks:Machine gun
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:These pigloters hover around areas,firing machines gun at Musashi,that 
cause about 20HP.They are airborne and you will have to wait for them to come 
down for a brief moment to jump and attack them.Avoid them.often,once 
killed,they will leave behind 10BP for you to regain.

*Ben 

Soda Fountain Part 2

*Ed

Soda Fountain Part 3

Big Walker
Attacks:Flame Thrower
Assimilated ability:None
Strategy:These mobile machine robots are considered quite fast and will use 
flame throwers on you which can cause up to 70HP and above.The best way is to go 
behind it and attack.

Blue Bincholoid Soldier 2H
Attacks:3-way
Assimilated ability:3-way
Strategy:These could considered be the modification fo the 3-way projectiles 
used by the plants.These cuases more damage.These soldiers are tough but there 
are slow and can't turn around quickly.take them down by lumina or throw them 
away.When throwing away,he may drop his 3-way projectiles weapon.
This is the best chance to attack.Don't let him pick up his weapon.Without his 
weapons,he won't attack you.Keep in mind that they have lots of HP.

Green Bincholoid Solider 4H
Attacks:Big Bomb
Assimilated ability:Grenade
Strategy:These enemies are easy but don't follow them behind.They wander around 
amimlessly dropping time bombs behind them on the ground.Stay away from the 
bombs and you won't get hurt.They have a fairly high HP.

Orange Bincholoid Soldier 3H
Attacks:Homing Rocket Missles
Assimilated abilities:Homing
Strategy:The homing rockets are easy to dodge but these attacks causes twice 
(about 42HP to 65HP) or more than that of the 3-way ability that the blue 
bincholoid soldier uses.These soldiers aren't quick but has high HP.

Red Bincholoid Soldier 1H
Attacks:Sword Slash
Assimilated ability:Fence
Strategy:These guys has high HP,plus moves much faster than other bincholoid 
soldiers.When they notices you,they will charge at you like the dashing pierce 
with their sword which can cause 40HP or more.An exclamation mark will be 
shown.The only difference is that unlike all the enemies you have encountered 
here,this is the only one that uses short range attack.Use a long range attack 
like homing to attack it from a distance and t should be much easy.

#Pigloter

Laser Turret
Attacks:Targetting Beams
Assimilated abilities:None
Strategy:There are always two laser turrets guarding the security gate or each 
of them will either hide in the statue or the tree.They will first target 
you,and then shoot a beam.Run and jump around to prevent getting hit.Repeatedly 
attacking the door will destroy them. If they are guarding the security 
gate,simply attack the middle of the gate using normal Lumina  attack(by holding 
R1,the same for below.)or use skills like Desperado attack to inflict damage on 
both laser turrets at one go.

Steel Door
Attacks:Shots
Assimilated abilities:None
Strategy:There are also 2 steel machines placed on each steel door.They fired in 
a semi-circle manner towards you.You can defend by holding R1.Use normal Lumina 
attack or skills like Desperado Attack to destroy it.

Cone-Shaped Machine
Attacks:Lasers in a Circle,Dropping Bombs
Assimilated abilities:None
Strategy:The door will closed onced you stepped onto the circular platform.
It will target you and use laser beams that travel in circles which can be very 
deadly.The only way is to time yourself and double jump over it.Be careful,these 
lasers are very fast.Attack the black panel in front of the machine by using 
long range attack like homing and fire scroll.

*Topo

*Crest Guardian:Tower of Death

*Dark Lumina 1(need not fight with him but being chased.)

*Dark Lumina 2 

*Dark Lumina 3
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Here's the end.Thanks for reading!!! Hope you have enjoyed reading!
Have a good time!
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