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    Battle Mission FAQ
    By- Abhinandan Nandi
    Screename-khcloud2005
    Email- 
    iamabhinandan@yahoo.com
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    Info
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    This is a FAQ about battle missions. The ones
    where you go on a dropship and aid the Rangers who
    are getting their butts kicked. This FAQ will explain
    the tactics and the play-by-plays of each mission.
    The last boss, Dr. Nefarious is also included in this
    FAQ because that is also a battle mission. If you
    have any comments or suggestion feel free to e-mail
    me at iamabhinandan@yahoo.com .
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Marcadia
    
       .Secure the Area 
     
       .Air Assault
          
       .Turret Command
       
       .Under the Gun
        
       .Hit n' Run       
    
    2. Thyrranhossis
    
       .Assault on Kavu Island
          
       .Fight over Kavu Island
      
       .Operation Thunderbolt
          
       .The Final Battle
    
    3. Blackwater City
    
       .The Battle of Blackwater City
     
       .The Bridge    
                    
       .Counterattack                
    
    4. Metroplis
    
       .Countdown 
          
       .Urban Combat
         
       .Tower Attack 
        
       .Air Superiority 
     
       .Turret Command   
    
    5. Aridia
    
       .The Tunnels of Outpost X12
     
       .Ambush in Red Rock Valley
      
       .Assassination  
               
       .Reclaim the Valley 
            
       .X12 Endgame                
    
    6. General Tactics
    
       . Weapon Info
    
    
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    Marcadia
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    !!! OPERATION IRON SHEILD !!!
    
    Secure the Area
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    Reward- 3,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    In this battle mission, you will have to destroy many
    enemies. There will be small tyrranhoids, ones with guns
    , ones with lasers, and a new enemy the flying sacuer.
    The sacers drop of small tyrranhoids and shoot spiraling
    lasers at you. These babies are strong so keep watch and
    use the radar in the corner of your screen. I reccomend
    using lack-strafe mode and kill most enemies with the
    N-60 Storm. You might want to watch your ammo. Kill the 
    small ones with your trusty wrench and maybe even the larger
    enemies with a X + []. Overall, just keep dodging and stay
    alert. You can try using the Plasma Whip to destroy hordes
    of enemies with guns to save N-60 Storm ammo. Do not count
    on the Rangers for they are totally useless. Also do not
    bother attacking the drop-ships because it wastes ammo. 
    Listen to the things the Rangers say because when they speak
    it is a checkpoint on your mission. 
     
    Air Assault
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    Reward- 4,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This battle is way too similar to the last. This time you will
    have to protect Rangers but it will not be too much of a worry.
    They last a long time but you might want to stay a bit more alert
    and try to kill enemies faster. Here is the tactics from the 
    mission before this because the tactics from both missions are 
    basically the same:
    " In this battle mission, you will have to destroy many
    enemies. There will be small tyrranhoids, ones with guns
    , ones with lasers, and a new enemy the flying sacuer.
    The sacers drop of small tyrranhoids and shoot spiraling
    lasers at you. These babies are strong so keep watch and
    use the radar in the corner of your screen. I reccomend
    using lack-strafe mode and kill most enemies with the
    N-60 Storm. You might want to watch your ammo. Kill the 
    small ones with your trusty wrench and maybe even the larger
    enemies with a X + []. Overall, just keep dodging and stay
    alert. You can try using the Plasma Whip to destroy hordes
    of enemies with guns to save N-60 Storm ammo. Do not count
    on the Rangers for they are totally useless. Also do not
    bother attacking the drop-ships because it wastes ammo. 
    Listen to the things the Rangers say because when they speak
    it is a checkpoint on your mission." 
          
    Turret Command
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    Reward- 6,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This is your first turret mission. You will realize you really 
    don't have to do anything but kill saucers and dropships. Here
    are some hints on killing dropships. First of all, to control
    the turret you use the right analog stick to aim, your health
    is on the top and you have unlimited ammo. Yay!!! You just hold
    O and aim to the right target. Farther targets will be harder to
    shoot. For shooting dropships, just shoot not where they are 
    but where they are going because the bullets take a while to
    get there. After the dropships stop then start pummeling them and
    they should fall before realesing any enemies. You should kill 
    saucers because they can hurt you and maybe even the ever annoying
    laser enemies. If you are getting hurt you screen will turn red 
    so just swerve around the screen shooting and you should kill them.
    The turret might take a little getting-used-to so stay determined
    and keep trying and you will eventually get it.   
       
    Under the Gun
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    Reward- 7,500 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    In this mission you will have to protect the repair crew. At least
    one repairer must survive and if one doesn't, you lose. The timer
    is to show how much time is left before the repair is over. So 
    basically you just duke it out for 2 minutes. To assure full
    security of the repair crew, I suggest you stand on the same plat-
    form as them and shhot all enemies around you. This way you only
    have to shoot the enemies that are shooting the repair crew. This
    on is pretty easy, just use th N-60 Storm to kill far enemies and
    maybe even the ones closer by. The rangers will last a long time so
    this shouldn't be too hard. Just remember your priorities, first
    saucers, then laser tyrrhanoids, then gun tyrranhoids, then little
    tyrranhoids. Remember to dodge, use lock-strafe and watch your ammo.
        
    Hit n' Run 
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    Reward- 9,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    In this one you'll have to run up to a bolt crank and turn it to
    activate all the turrets. There are five bolt cranks. To turn a
    bolt crank, click [] near it and spin your left analog stick.
    First just glide over to the first one. It is forward on the
    left (Look on your radar for green dots. Get there as fast as
    possible and start turning. You should see a saucer coming in but
    just ignore it and keep turning. You should finish before taking 
    a hit. Then ignore the enemies and run to the next bolt crank. It
    is on the top left. Destroy the enemies, quickly turn the crank. Do
    this for the rest which are on the bottom left, top right, and bottom
    left. Use lock strafe mode, N-60 Storm, and dodge.
    
    
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    Thyrranhossis
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    !!! OPERATION ISLAND STRIKE !!!
    
    (optional)
    
    Assault on Kavu Island
    ----------------------
    
    Reward- 8,000 bolts 
    
    Tactics-
    
    Drop down dodging missiles. The white ones don't hurt you. Just dodge
    the red ones and you should be fine. When you land kill the enemies
    around you. Use lock strafe mode, N-60 Storm, and dodge. Turn the bolt
    crank and cross the bridge. Kill the missile launcher using the Annhi-
    alator and jump when the first missile comes. Kill the rest with N-60
    Storm or Spitting Hydra. Go forward, kill more enemies the same way, 
    kill the missile lanchers the same way and go to the hovership. After
    you get there you will beat the mission.
          
    Fight over Kavu Island
    ----------------------
    
    Reward- 12,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Well, you're first hovership mission. The controls might feel weird.
    I can't help you much here. Use the left analog stck to move, right
    to aim, O to fire, and L1 and L2 to move up and down. Destroy all
    the dropships, just move back and forth across the island. If saucers
    are annoying you, go ahead and kill them. Also kill missile launchers.
    Destroy it before it shoots at you. If it manages to get a shot. Move 
    back until it becomes out of range. The dropships won't shoot at you
    much. 
      
    Operation Thunderbolt
    ---------------------
    
    Reward- 16,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This is the exact same as the last one except the ships will start
    shooting at you. This mission is also a lot shorter. If the drop-
    ship shoots at you then simply move up. It that easy. Since these 2
    are basically the same here is the tactics of the last one:
    " Well, you're first hovership mission. The controls might feel weird.
    I can't help you much here. Use the left analog stck to move, right
    to aim, O to fire, and L1 and L2 to move up and down. Destroy all
    the dropships, just move back and forth across the island. If saucers
    are annoying you, go ahead and kill them. Also kill missile launchers.
    Destroy it before it shoots at you. If it manages to get a shot. Move 
    back until it becomes out of range."
          
    The Final Battle
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    Reward- 20,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This one is a lot like the first one except it is longer, more enemies,
    and you walk the entire island. At the end there are turrets so come out
    of lock strafe mode and into third person. Take out your N-60 Storm and 
    lock-on to the turrets. Run around constantly while holding O. Don't go
    too far or both will shoot at you. For the second one just go on the 
    bridge behind the ranger and shoot it from there using the look mode on
    the N-60 Storm. Here is the first one cause the are similar:
    " Use lock strafe mode, N-60 Storm, and dodge. Turn the bolt
    crank and cross the bridge. Kill the missile launcher using the Annhi-
    alator and jump when the first missile comes. Kill the rest with N-60
    Storm or Spitting Hydra. Go forward, kill more enemies the same way, 
    kill the missile lanchers the same way. " 
    
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    Blackwater City
    ---------------
    
    !!! OPERATION BLACK TIDE !!!
    
    The Battle of Blackwater City
    -----------------------------
    
    Reward- 15,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Drop down dodging missiles. The white ones don't hurt you. Just dodge
    the red ones and you should be fine. When you land kill the enemies
    around you. Use lock strafe mode and dodge. There will 
    be many enemies all around you so use the Rift Inducer, really useful.
    You might also want to use the Flux Rifle from behind the sniper blocks.
    Also use the annihaltor. Just keep up long enough, these enemies should
    be old. Kill all the enemies to win, they just keep coming!
     
    The Bridge
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    Reward- 20,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Use lock strafe mode and dodge. There will 
    be many enemies all around you so use the Rift Inducer, really useful.
    You might also want to use the Flux Rifle from behind the sniper blocks.
    Also use the annihaltor. Use the Annhialator to kill the two saucers
    on the side. Then use the Rift Inducer to fire warp holes through the
    shield around the bridge and kill the enemies. When the enemies stop
    appearing on the bridge turn around and kill the enemies behind you. 
                    
    Counterattack
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    Reward- 25,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Go across the bridge and go behind the laser shooting enemies and kill
    them with X + []. Use lock strafe mode and dodge. There will 
    be many enemies all around you so use the Rift Inducer, really useful.
    You might also want to use the Flux Rifle from behind the sniper blocks.
    Also use the annihaltor. Use the Flux rifle behind the blocks to kill the 
    turrets and kill the other enemies using X + [], dodge but they don't really
    shoot at you. This one is really easy. 
    
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    Metropolis
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    !!! OPERATION URBAN sTORM !!!
    (Optional)
    
    Countdown
    --------- 
    
    Reward- 10,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Use the left analog stick to move, right to aim, O to fire, and L1 and L2
    to move up and down. Go to the green dots on the map and the objects will
    be there. The time really doesn't matter much. There isn't much to say so
    that's  basically it. You might want to kill the green laser enemies and
    saucers if they annoy you too much.
          
    Urban Combat
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    Reward- 35,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Big bloody battle! YAY!!!! This is fun but hard. Here are the tips:
    -use Rift Inducer, Annhialator, and Liquid Nitrogen Gun
    -lock-strafe mode
    -dodge
    -kill them with Rift Inducer before they get onto the field
    -survive long enough
    -don't snipe
    -destroy all enemies
    -destroy saucers with jump + annhialator
    -have fun!!!!
         
    Tower Attack 
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    Reward- 20
    
    Tactics-
    
    Use the left analog stick to move, right to aim, O to fire, and L1 and L2
    to move up and down. Go to the green dots on the map and the objects will
    be there. Just kill all the enemies. There is really nothing else to say,
    this is really easy.
    
    Air Superiority 
    --------------- 
    
    Reward- 15,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This is a lot like the one on Tyrranhosis except longer, harder, and you'll
    have to kill the green laser shooting enemies. Here is the last one:
    " This is the exact same as the last one except the ships will start
    shooting at you. This mission is also a lot shorter. If the drop-
    ship shoots at you then simply move up. It that easy. Since these 2
    are basically the same here is the tactics of the last one:
    " Well, you're first hovership mission. The controls might feel weird.
    I can't help you much here. Use the left analog stck to move, right
    to aim, O to fire, and L1 and L2 to move up and down. Destroy all
    the dropships, just move back and forth across the island. If saucers
    are annoying you, go ahead and kill them. Also kill missile launchers.
    Destroy it before it shoots at you. If it manages to get a shot. Move 
    back until it becomes out of range." 
    
    Turret Command   
    --------------
    
    Reward- 20,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This is a really easy turret mission. Just keep shoting enemies right
    in front of you, how easy is that. You'll have to stay alert though 
    because the enemies come in hordes and you might have to swerve a 
    lot especially up and down. Not too hard though.
    
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    Aridia
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    !!! OPERATION DEATH VALLEY !!!
    
    The Tunnels of Outpost X12
    --------------------------
     
    Reward- 10,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Just like the one on Metropoleis except shorter and you get to the
    hovership at the end. here is the metropolis one:
    " Big bloody battle! YAY!!!! This is fun but hard. Here are the tips:
    -use Rift Inducer, Annhialator, and Liquid Nitrogen Gun
    -lock-strafe mode
    -dodge
    -kill them with Rift Inducer before they get onto the field
    -survive long enough
    -don't snipe
    -destroy all enemies
    -destroy saucers with jump + annhialator
    -have fun!!!! " 
    
    Ambush in Red Rock Valley
    -------------------------
     
    Reward- 15,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    OK, come on, there is nothing to say here. Just go around on the
    hovership killing enemies. Kill all the enemies and you win! How
    easy is that! You want me to repeat the controls, fine here:
    Use the left analog stck to move, right
    to aim, O to fire, and L1 and L2 to move up and down.
    You should have known that!
     
    Assassination
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    Reward- 20,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    Just like the one on Metropolis except you kill the 4-eyed commanders.
    Use the Flux Rifle on the commanders and don't waste your ammo on 
    anything you don't have to kill. You might want to use the buggy.
    Here is the Metropolis one:
    " Big bloody battle! YAY!!!! This is fun but hard. Here are the tips:
    -use Rift Inducer, Annhialator, and Liquid Nitrogen Gun
    -lock-strafe mode
    -dodge
    -kill them with Rift Inducer before they get onto the field
    -survive long enough
    -don't snipe
    -destroy all enemies
    -destroy saucers with jump + annhialator
    -have fun!!!! "
               
    Reclaim the Valley
    ------------------
    
    Reward- 25
    
    Tactics-
    
    Just like the one on Metropolis except you turn on the turrets.
    Use the Flux Rifle on the missile launchers and don't waste your ammo on 
    anything you don't have to kill. You might want to use the buggy.
    Here is the Metropolis one:
    " Big bloody battle! YAY!!!! This is fun but hard. Here are the tips:
    -use Rift Inducer, Annhialator, and Liquid Nitrogen Gun
    -lock-strafe mode
    -dodge
    -kill them with Rift Inducer before they get onto the field
    -survive long enough
    -don't snipe
    -destroy all enemies
    -destroy saucers with jump + annhialator
    -have fun!!!! "
            
    X12 Endgame 
    -----------
    
    Reward- 30,000 bolts
    
    Tactics-
    
    This is like the first one except harder and longer. I will give
    you the Metropolis and the first one:
    " Big bloody battle! YAY!!!! This is fun but hard. Here are the tips:
    -use Rift Inducer, Annhialator, and Liquid Nitrogen Gun
    -lock-strafe mode
    -dodge
    -kill them with Rift Inducer before they get onto the field
    -survive long enough
    -don't snipe
    -destroy all enemies
    -destroy saucers with jump + annhialator
    -have fun!!!! "
    There will be two turrets at the end so just go behind the sniper
    block and kill them with Flux Rifle. This is the last battle mission.
    Use the Rift Inducer a lot in this one and use the ANNhialator to
    destroy the ship guarding the tunnel exit.
    
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    General Tactics
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    You should just use the below weapons, dodge, use 
    lock-strafe mode, and kill hordes of enemies at a time.
    Especially good wepons are: Lava Gun, Plasma Coil, 
    Bouncer, Nitro Lancher, and Rift Inducer.
    
    WARNING: Some of these weapons come really late in the
    game, check below.
    
    Here is some info on weapons you might want to use:
    
    Nitro Luancher
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    Power-200
    Ammo-10
    First Available- Veldin
    Usefulness-***
    Description-
    Good weapon early in the game into the first 5-6 planets.
    Great for clearing out large swabs of enemies. Also good 
    on early bosses. Powerful but you get more powerful weapons
    later in the game.
    V5-Nitro Eruptor, Power-800
    Level up- Obani Draco 
    Price-Free
    
    Plasma Whip
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    Power-40
    Ammo-25
    First Available- Florana
    Usefulness-*
    Description-
    This weapon is really not worth buying. It is a melee weapon
    but it has ammo. Very little ammo for that matter. It is also
    pretty weak. You should try using this weapon when you are 
    surrounded it will stun small enemies and works OK. 
    V5-Quantum Whip, Power 140
    Level up- Gadgetron VR Arena
    Price-7,500
    
    N60 Storm
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    Power-150
    Ammo-150
    First Available- Florana
    Usefulness-***
    Description-
    A weapon I used all the time until at least three-fourths
    into the game. It fires rapidly. you just lock on
    and dodge enemy attacks. Has a large amount of ammo.
    It is the first weapon you can primitively snipe with.
    This weapon is a must buy!
    V5- N90 Hurricane, Power 350
    Level up- Use Frequently/ Obani Draco
    Price-15,000
    
    Flux Rifle
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    Power-300
    Ammo-10
    First Available- Aquatos
    Usefulness- ****
    Description-
    First real sniper that is really strong. I used it until the
    end of the game. It is amazing and a must buy.
    V5-Splitter Rifle, Power 2800
    Level up- Snipe Often/Aquatos Sewers
    Price-75,000
    
    Annhialator
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    Power-500
    Ammo-20
    First Available-Tyhrranossis
    Usefulness-***
    Description-
    Your first really strong weapon .You have to buy this as soon 
    as possible. It fires pretty fast so that is really useful.
    V5-Decimator, Power 1400
    Level up- Koros
    Price-150,000
    
    Rift Inducer
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    Power-1,000
    Ammo-10
    First Available- Holostar Studios
    Usefulness-*****
    Description-
    This sucks up any enemy in range. It is positively amazing!
    You just HAVE to buy this weapon otherwise you're an idiot.
    V5-Rift Ripper, Power 2000
    Level up-Aquatos Sewers/ Use Often
    Price-180,000
    
    Quack-o-ray
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    Power-1000
    Ammo-0
    First Available- Araidia
    Usefulness-**
    Description-
    This weapon is a good ammo saver but it takes too long to 
    transform enemies. Do not buy this weapon immediately.
    V5-Quack-o-blitzer, Power 3000
    Level up- Obani Draco
    Price-200,000
    
    RY3NO (challenge mode)
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    Power-5000
    Ammo- 20
    First Available- Florana, challenge Mode
    Usefulness-*****
    Description-
    This weapon is the best weapon ever until Levl 5. It
    becomes horrible and weak then. Befare that it is great
    and basically kills all enemies on your screen with many 
    guided missiles. Save up for this one!
    V5-Rhinocerator, Power 10000
    Level up- Koros
    Price-3,000,000 No kidding!
    
    Lava Gun
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    Power-160
    Ammo- 150
    First Available- Aquatos
    Usefulness- *****
    Description-
    This is an amazing short distance weapon. I usually don't like
    short distance but this weapon is really strong. It is great for
    clearing out large crowds of enemies and very quickly too. Has
    incredibly high ammo too. A must buy!
    V5-Liquid Nitrogen Gun, Power 700
    Level up-Use Often/ Annhialation Nation
    Price-40,000
    
    Bouncer
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    Power- 1,200
    Ammo-10
    First Available- Quark's Hideout
    Usefulness-****
    Description-
    This deploys a bomb that explodes releasing many other bombs.
    It is great for a lot of enemies and it is really strong too.
    I really recommend getting this weapon.
    V5- Heavy Bouncer, Power 2000
    Level up- Koros
    Price-150,000
    
    Plasma Coil
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    Power-2,400
    Ammo-15
    First Available- Koros
    Usefulness-*****
    Description-
    This has got to be the 2nd best weapon in the game. It is simply
    amazing. It has power beyond your wildest imagination and kills
    all enemies around targeted enemies. Great on bosses but does not
    have rapid fire. Can take out large enemies with a single hit.
    Buy this as soon as you can get it.
    V5-Plasma Storm, Power 6000
    Level up- Koros
    Price-250,000
    
    
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