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    Version: 0.5 | Updated: 12/28/97 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Subject: Here is an Einhander F.A.Q.
    From: psx0001@aol.com (Psx0001)
    Date: 28 Dec 1997 22:42:59 GMT
    Newsgroups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation
    Einhander F.A.Q. 0.5  By Eric Bickle     PSX0001@AOL.COM
    Okay Square made yet another great game...this time a shooter. During the game
    you can find
    4 hidden weapons and earn 2 extra ships. There are at least 80 pictures to earn
    and many 
    secret bonuses to find as well.
      Each stage has 3 SP Bonuses to earn...they all require you to perforn a
    certain task to
    earn and get you some easy points.Earning all 3 Bonuses on a stage allows you
    to stage
     select that stage in Free Play mode. We arent sure of any other significane
    yet. Anyways 
    if you're missing some of them here they are. 
    Stage 1
    Sp Bonus 1-Shoot all the neon signs (helps to turn your speed up)
    Sp Bonus 2-completly destroy all weapon carriers on the stage till after the
    neon signs,
    the first weapon carrier to appear near the bottom right of the screen, after
    the neon signs
    is the second Sp Bonus enemy
    Sp Bonus 3-Destory only the bottom saucer section of the blue police robot
    Stage 2
    Sp Bonus 1-You need to quickly destroy the weapon carriers that appear on the
    ground at the
    very beginning of the stage until a red Weapon carrier appears. Kill it for Sp
    Bonus 1.
    Sp Bonus 2+3-at two points in the stage, there are gun pods rising out of the
    train and the 
    screen will not advance until you destroy the command tower on the far right.
    Do not destroy
    the tower and instead continue to kill the gun pods after killing about 6 of
    the gun pods
    you will earn the Bonus.
    Stage 3
    Sp Bonus 1-Kill all the spinning top weapon carriers until a red one appears.
    Sp Bonus 2-During second part of midboss destroy 4 or more of the red reflector
    Sp Bonus 3-Destroy the Saucer at the top f the screen after the midboss and
    then destroy 
    EVERY dead enemy that falls from it. Helps to use Juno or Vulcan (or both :P  )
    Stage 4
    Sp Bonus 1-When the large boat pops out of the water destroy only the body
    section. The 
    control tower will fly of and fire a lot of bullets, kill it before it leaves
    for the Bonus.
    Sp Bonus 2-After fighting the midboss,you need to navigate through the tunnels,
    taking the 
    downward most path, at the elevator go staight. you will come to an incline
    with a robot you
    usually dont see sliding down the hill. completely destroy him for the Bonus.
    Sp Bonus 3-After exiting the tunnel/elevator section (background turns blue)
    there will be 
    some piping on the ground destroy it with a downward angled weapon for the
    bonus. (note: if
    you got the first 2 bonuses there will be an enemey flying above the pipes.
    Just wing him
    and he will fall into the pipes and destroy them for you!)
    Stage 5
    Sp Bonus 1-Destroy all the girders that move up and down before the midboss.
    Sp Bonus 2-Destroy parts off the midboss without killing him until you earn the
    Sp Bonus 3-Near the end of the stage you can see three enemies take off from a
    of the is red. If you have wasp, gun the button and waste 'em. If not you have
    to kill all
    the enemies that come out after the red enemy flys by the forground to make him
    appear on
    Stage 6
    Sp Bonus 1+2-After destroying the first booster rocket 3 missle pods start to
    pop out. they 
    have 3 attacks, missles, mines, and enemy release. Sp Bonus 1 is earned by
    killing a red
    enemy release RANDOMLY by the pods. Sp Bonus 2 is earned by desroying 3 of the
    pods. Note 
    that these two Bonuses can be earned in either order and sometimes twice for
    more points.
    Sp Bonus 3-On the stage boss you need to destroy the little cap that pops out
    the top, the
    centermost piece visible when it does the yellow laser attack, and then the
    main saucer 
    section. The boss will crash and jetison a tiny Jellyfish looking guy with
    really spiffy
    lighting effects. Kill 'em for the Bonus.
    Stage 7
    Sp Bonus 1,2,+3-kill all 3 red enemies...helps to use wasp a lot.
    Secret Weapons.
    The secret weapons require a little more work than usuall to earn and are
    easily missed...
    here they are.
    Juno-A really powerful version of the vulcan.
    Stage 1-at the boss (if you of all 3 Sp Bonuses) destroy the y shaped part on
    top. Then the
    boss will start to attack in sidescrolling view. sometimes a pod will pop out
    of his back.
    Sometimes its the Juno.
    Stage 4-Earning Sp Bonus 1 will get you Juno as well.
    Stage 7-We've seen Juno appear here once.
    Flash-A really powerful fersion of the cannon, kills alsomst everything in one
    or two shots
    Stage 3-Sp Bonus 3 rewards you a Flash.
    Stage 5-Sp Bonus 2 rewards you a Flash.
    Mosquito-A guided missle that is very strong. Moving the controler around
    steers the missles
    Stage 4-On the path to Sp Bonus 2, aquire a rear firing weapon (spread works
    great here). 
    Right after going down the first 2 levels there will be an enemy and a set of
    barrels behind
    you. The barrels have the mosquito inside.
    Python-Strong mines that are linked by lasers. A weird weapon to get used to.
    Stage 5-destroy the Jawa Transport looking thingy in the background with Wasp
    near the first
    part of the stage to earn the python.
    Extra Ships....
    To Earn the Sodom. Beat the Game on Easy without using continues....the Sodom
    ship is the
    little police car enemy that you see in the beginning of the game. you can
    power up the 
    weapon 20 times...it makes it a different game almost.
    To Earn the Silene. Beat the Game on Hard....without continuing( I think
    continuing once 
    will work too)....The Silene Ship holds two weapons and holds 9999 rounds for
    each weapon
    every time you grab a weapon. Put two Flash weapons on it and watch your score
    go through 
    the roof.
    Other Stuff...
    The Blade weapon can strecth further if you do fireballs.Try doing a fireball
    then swiching
    the Blade from top to bottom. It will swipe the whole screen!
    Gallery pictures are earned by difficulty and grade. you need to get lots of
    A's on your
    stats to get all the pictures (we think) Work on Sp Bonuses, x16 Combos (easy
    with Silene),
    top scores and not dying or continuing at all. So far weve got up to 79 with a
    few missing.
    Anyways It's a great shooter, and it'll keep us busy til the next slew of RPGs
    come out.
    Thanks to Jimmy for playing too much and to my roomates....."you're not playing
    AGAIN are you?!?!" use any part of this F.A.Q. any way you like, I'm outta