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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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