+====================+ | Name: Under the Skin | | Console: PS2 | | Plapers: 1-2 | +====================+ FAQ/Walkthrough --------------------------- BY: Ang Qi Jun (Ragnaroksyth at hotmail dot com) no space Revision History: v8.5 (9/9/2006) With my improved English, i realise HOW MANY MISTAKES I HAVE DONE!(in my faq) Sorry folks... I think my English is still not top notch yet. v8.2 (26/12/2004) Ho ho ho! Merry Chrismates!! After one month, I reviewed the FAQ I done and made some changes. v8.0 (26/11/2004) Add one more section to the walkthrough: High Stakes Hill. v7.5 (25/11/2004) Update more information on the Items/Characters lists. v3.5 (24/11/2004) Update more information on certain sections. v1.0 (23/11/2004) The very first guide of "Under The Skin" =========================== CONTENTS: ----------------------- 1. Introduction 2. General Basic 3. Characters: - Cosmi - Becky - Mumpy - King Vork - Baron Proptop - Princess Cleo - Cadabra - Master Itazura - Magnetron - Cosmi Sr. 4. Walkthrough: - Coco Town - Pharoh Island - Raccoon City - Frontierville - Big Booty Bay - High Stakes Hill - Pranksylvania - Cosmopolis 5. Item list 6. Unlockables 7. Trial Mode 8. Credits =========================== I shortern this faq because all these methods are relatively easy to understand. And thus explained my laziness. I am truely disgusted by people using my faq without my permission. And also people that generates out money using FAQS. If you are one of them, please leave my FAQ now. Thank you very much. +=====================+ 1. INTRODUCTION +=====================+ Under the Skin is a two-players game. It's about Aliens creating mischiefs on Earth. Prank items like Bowling Ball to crash the Earthling, Karaoke to damage their ear drums and so on. You will be starting off by helping Cosmi, to do prank things.=) +=====================+ 2. GAME BASICS +=====================+ :Controls: (you are not allowed to change any buttons control) - Main menu Directions button: Shift cursor Triangle button : Cancel O button : N/A X button : Enter  button : N/A L1 : N/A L2 : N/A L3 : Same with directions button R1 : N/A R2 : N/A R3 : N/A Start: Enter Select: N/A - Battle stage Direction button: Move around Triangle button: Cancel O button : Scan X button : Select  button : N/A L1 : Switch item L2 : Camera View L3 : Move around R1 : Switch item R2 : Camera R3 : N/A Start: Pause Select: N/A :Your objective: Your objective is to play tricks on them, then collect the coins drop by the Earthlings. The more you collect, the better it is. But, if you get hit by the Earthling, not that you will lost your coins, but you get chase by them. :Goal: Every stages have different goals and rules. Some like, get 500 coins within the time limit, tag with your partner and get 500 coins, or, obtained a higher scores than your opponent within the time limit. :Panic Time: A special event that occurs once or twice per stage. They are just event that triggers you to panic in a funny way. (Eg. Cars will be move around the city at a very fast speed. Once you got crash by these cars, you will return back to your original form.) :Scan: In order to play tricks on the Earthlings, you will have to disguise like them using the "Scan Gun". "Scan Gun" uses the Earthlings' DNA and let you diguise like them. All you actions, movements, will be similar to them. To disguise like them, first you must collect their DNA (target, then O button) and then look for a mini shape UFO, step into the green circle, and you will change. (But take note that you can only collect one DNA per time.) :Mini UFO: It's a mini UFO. This UFO helps you to disguise to someone else once you step into it (with a DNA in your gun). But take note that once you step into it, you wii diguise and so do the position of the mini UFO. :Life: Disguise into them, off course, have certain limit. You will have only two lives as a disguised human form. Once you get hit by once, you will be in your garment, then back to original another hit. Follow on you will losing a certain amount of coins for every hit you received. (30 coins) :Items: Items help you to create mischief on the Earthlings. Every time you change into a human, you will see a collection of items(max. 5) on the right-hand lower side of the screen. All this items can only used once. Once all are used, you will have to find another DNA and UFO and disguise again. But certain items are dangerous to use(Like T-Rex and Tacks). So be careful. Certain items like camera can just change you back in a single hit(unlike two hits). :Protect: Be careful, always know HOW TO ESCAPE!! (I am sure you don't want to lose your coins and effort.) Earthlings are aggrieves and will kept chasing you until you disguise to someone. :Combo: If you want to get more coins within a short period, combo building is extremely important. Once you increase your combo to 10 and above (using items), the coins dropping rate will increase from 1 to 5. (Plus the coins look even more attractive!!) (Want to know more? Visit them at: http://www.capcom.com/uts/) +=====================+ 3. CHARACTERS +=====================+ There are 10 characters in this game. Every character have different special attacks and stats. Name: <-- Name of the alien Description: <-- About the alien Special attack: <-- Their ultimate special attack Name: Cosmi Description: The main character in the story. He's from Mischief plant. Stupid I can say. As he is always got caught while do pranks. Suffered from terrible defeats, he strikes again on Earth, the most aggresive and dangerous place for Special attack: Cosmiman This S.A. causes Cosmi to became a muscular hero that that trashes anybody whom stands him way. Name: Becky Description: Cosmi's "childhood" mate. Becky falls in love with Cosmi and will do anything to grab his attention. But life for Becky is unfair, nothing work successfully to grab Cosmi's attention. Now, Becky follows Cosmi wherever he goes, hopefully to obtain his love. Special attack: Warp Becky can immediately escape with this S.A. As this summons a UFO to transport Becky to somewhere else. Name: Mumpy Description: He's very impulsive maybe because he was born near volcano. Comes to Earth to practice his pranks. Special attack: Volcanic Blast Stackes out magma and anybody touches it will run all over the place. (Because of the fires on their butts) Name: King Vork Description: He was once call the notorious King that sends invasion to the other planets and harm other aliens' lives. But he came to find out how interesting the ailens in Mischief planet lives. And now he is helping the ailens with the trials of putting pranks. Special attack: Mob Attack This powerful S.A. summon small little vorks to attack Earthlings in all eight directions. Name: Baron Proptop Description: He's a lonely alien from the Mischief plant. He comes to Earth to make money, because a nun from a nearby church rescue him. (When Baron fall off to the Earth while he is suddenly in fatigue stats on his adventure) Special attack: Lasso The surrounding Earthlings will be tied up. Their movemets and actions are all seal up temporarily. Name: Princess Cleo Description: She's a pretty princess of the Mischief planet. She's 26 year old and a popular singer. She collects various certificates and awards as a hobby. Now, she comes to Earth to expand her awards collections. Special attack: UFO call This enables Princess Cleo to disguise to another human form without a mini UFO. But first you need a DNA in your "scan gun." Name: Cadabra Description: Loves to practices astrology with his mother. Nervous and distrustful, take his trial again because he was cheating in the last trial of mischief. Special attack: Grudge Missile Fires off a missile, crashes anyone. Name: Master Itazura Description: His age is 2004, builds a dojo to help those students on the trial of mischief. Gives a lot of information to Cosmi before every stages. Special attack: Golden Armor Wears a golden armor and trash anybody whom on his way. (Similar with Cosmic's S.A.) Name: Magnetron Description: Go for contests to know him true own abilities. Stingy and uncharacteristic of him is a genius when he was borned. Special attack: Magnet Hand Magnetron will be able to suck up all the nearby coins for a short period. Name: Cosmi Sr. Description: Cosmi's father, expert on doing tricks and became a family man until little Cosmi was born. Special attack: ???? Cosmi Sr. will be able to use all kinds of special attacks. +=====================+ 4. WALKTHROUGH +=====================+ 1. Coco Town 2. Pharoh Island 3. Raccoon City 4. Frontierville 5. Big Booty Bay 6. High Stakes Hill 7. Pranksylvania 8. Cosmopolis This is the stages section. There are a total of 8 different stages. Each one have different Panic time and Goals. In this section, I will explain how to deal each one and the weakness of that opponent in each stage. Lastly, every stage's time limit is 10 mins. Stage: <-- Name of the stage About the stage: <-- Short description about the stage Goal: <-- What's the goal Panic Time: <-- Panic Time event in that stage Method: <-- Method of passing the stage Note: <-- Special things you need to take note of. ============================================================= Stage: Coco Town ------------------------------- About the stage: Coco Town have lots of aggressive Earthlings, chases you if you play tricks on them. If you return back to Alien form, they will starts to chase you even if you don't play tricks on them. There are two floors in this stage, one where all roads and humans concentrated together, and a small room on the second floor. Goal: Collect 500 coins in 10 minute while avoiding Becky! Panic Time: The cars will start to dash all over the road and to prevent your- self from getting hit, just do your tricks on the side of the path. (You can lure Becky on to the main road, causing her to bang by the cars. So my, how evil) Method: You can complete this stage by two ways. First, just use your item on the middle of the area as there is more Earthlings. Try and use item like Karaoke, which can normal found from the females or boxing glove to send the Earthlings all fly away. Take note of the panic time by stand along the roadside. There are about two UFOs upstairs of this stage. *Combo building in this stage is very easy to obtain here. Another way is to switch your target to Becky alone. Just hit her two times with items to get 30 coins. Note: It's totally recommended for you to go and practices in Master Itazura's Dojo before you start the stage. Take a look on the Tutorial. ============================================================= Stage: Pharoh Island ---------------------------------- About the stage: This stage is a located inside a ancient square, and lot of traps waiting for us. Boulders will rolling down from the top to the bottom. Take note. And Mumpy maybe a little bit difficult. Goal: Collect more coins than Mumpy within 10mins! Panic Time: There are two types of boulders in this stage. One is the normal boulders and another one is golden color boulder. Normal boulders will keep rolling from the big hole at the top of the stage down and changes to golden rocks when it is panic time. Whoever Earthlings got slamed by the golden rocks will drop more coins. Thus inflict more damage when it hurt you. Method: Beware of the rocks rolling from the top. You can't use a lot of items as Bowling Ball appear lot in this stage. Bowling Ball will only inflict one straight line but will bounce back when it hits a structure(Hurt you if you don't use it properly). You can either use Bowling Ball or target at Mumpy to complete this stage. As for the Bowling Bowl item, head to a corner, usually at top places, then cast the ball down(So to protect yourself) Note: You can escape from the Golden Rock falling down from the top by going to the upper bridge. Or head to a small room from the side of the stage. You will sometimes find a UFO inside. ============================================================= Stage: Raccoon City --------------------------------- About the stage: There are two types of creatures in this stage. One is normal human and also the Zombie. Raccoon City, you will find the Nemesis here. Your goal is to nab coins from Nemesis. Somehow, I will struggle a lot in this stage. Goal: Cooperate with King Vork to reduce Nemesis' coins to 0 in 10 minute! Nemesis will drop 30 coins for every 5 hits. Panic Time: Virus will spread to everyone. You will get virus infection, causing you to return to Alien very quickly. Virus will degenerates your items to a "pink fluid" item symbol slowly. If you accidentally press on the virus fluid, you will return back. So be careful. But you will not be getting such infection if you are a USSB soldier. Method: It's totally recommended to always use the USSB soldiers here instead of the Zombie resident. Nemesis is the green color symbol on your map. Beware that Nemesis have two types of attacks, one is like Cadabra's Grudge Missile, which he sends missiles to you. Another one is he use his weapon and swing around vigorously and hit anybody. Try and use "Tank" item in this stage as it's very powerful like the Rocket Launcher. Remember not to stay to close to Nemesis only if you had done 4 hits on him. Other than that, just beware of his attacks. Note: If Cadabra returns to alien form, immediately go and grab the coins back. Nemesis will stab the coins from Cadabra. ============================================================= Stage: Frontierville ------------------------------- About the stage: A cowboy town stage. Beware of the folks here(They moves around alot. Difficult to target them) Baron Proptop is powerful here. Goal: Collect more coins than Baron Proptop in 10 minute! Panic Time: There will be a sandstorm stirring on the town when it's panic time. All the signs on the map will disappear for a while and the screen will became very blur. Be careful of the surrounding. Method: There's a tricks here. Prepare two items: Vacuum and Boxing Gloves or Gun. Once you have these two items, go and found a horse and use the offensive item on the horse. If you do so, the horse will rage mad and dash all over the place. Go to one corner and hide, suck all the coins after the horse is sooften down. Baron is easy to trick but he is also execllent in hurting you. Beware. Repeat the horse rage method to complete the stage. Note: When it's Panic Time, be careful of Baron Proptop may put tacks on the floor. ============================================================= Stage: Big Booty Bay ----------------------------------- About the stage: There will be two forces of people here. One is the military forces and and Pirates forces. This town features the two forces fighting plus the panic time over here is dangerous. Goal: Collect 500 coins within 10 mins while avoiding Princess Cleo! Panic Time: There will be missiles sending off to you. You can avoid by going to the Pirate Ship or became a pirate. Regardless of what, soldiers chases you if you are a Pirate and vice versa. Method: Try and use items like Karaoke in the Town Square(just north part of the stage) or camera on Princess Cleo. You will needed to run around alot. Take note of the clowns, they can be dangerous too. Note: There are few UFO in the ship and also in the town square. ============================================================= Stage: High Stakes Hill ------------------------------------- About the stage: This stage is about casino. Beware of the thieves and panic time here. Note that the opponent here is Magnetron, which can be tough for you. Goal: Collect more coins than Mangetron in a 10 minute period! Panic Time: It's jackpot when it's panic time!! All's coin's drop rate will double. Take note of the green symbol flying around, hit it you will recieved 200 coins. If Mangetron hits the flying 200 coins UFO, kick him away with items and pilfer the coins. Method: Don't let those burglar come near you. (They will nab your coins) If they stolen from you, they will ran around like mad cows and drop coins all over. Vacuum is totally essential here. Vacuum during panic time and you will be in guaranteed success. Note: Just know how to rob coins from Earthlings and Magnetron. Conserve "Vacuum" item, they are very useful here. ============================================================= Stage: Pranksylvania ----------------------------------- About the stage: There are also two types of creatures on this stage. Zombie and Priest. Beware of the Deaths on this stage. They are floating ghosts with black outfit and a scythe. A single hit from them will make you return back to ailen. Goal: Cooperate with Cadabra and collect 500 coins within 10 mins! Panic Time: The Deaths will roam around and hunt for you. To pulverize them off, just get yourself to be a priest and use a Holy Circle to get rid them. They will drop alot of coins once they are purified. To win you will have to do this offen. Method: There are two Holy Circles in this stage. They are symbol on the floor that are located outside the church and inside the church. When you disguise as a priest, you will see three Holy Circles in your inventory. In order to use this item, attract those deaths to the symbol and press the item. Note: The priests here have only 3 Holy Circles in their inventory. Conserve the items and priests. Vacuum back all coins if Cadabra return. ============================================================= Stage: Cosmopolis -------------------------------- About the stage: This is the hardest stage you can ever had. Especially the opponent is Master Itazura. This stage is build solely to capture aliens whom had roamed the Earth and cause troubles. The Space Citizen are human with space suit. Just be careful of the laser robots and Master Itazura. Goal: Collect more coins than Master Itazura in 10 minute time! Panic Time: The Panic time here is called Meteor Shower. As this happens, alarms will be on. This will causes everyone to recieve a trip fall(You will be back in alien!) This also affect Master Itazura. To prevent this, find the green symbol floating around. Disguise to them before the MS end. Don't forget to collect Master Itazuara's coins. Method: You must be able to escape from Master Itazura's trap plus MS in order to win. There are 2 irritating laser robots that patrols around. Don't get too close and under the green light and you will be save. If got caught, the robot will send bolts in all three directions(go through walls even) to hurt you. Find a item called: 'Laser Weapon" and send to the Robot. They will return back to normal. Strengthern your defense instead. Don't target Master Itazuara (Cause you will be tricked instead). Note: Grab Master Itazura's coins(because of MS and his tricks on Earthlings) to win! ============================================================= +=====================+ 5. ITEM LIST +=====================+ This section shows you what are the items you can use in the stage. You can also take a look on these items on the Pause menu. There are over 40 items you can use in the stage. Each have it's own weakness and strength. Combine them to produce the best result!! Name: <-- Name of the item Effect: <-- Effect of the item 1.Name: Golden Hammer Effect: This item can only found in High Stakes Hills. This hammer allows you to pound on your opponent for twice the coins as usual. Combine it with high combo to obtain optimal result. 2.Name: Bruiser Effect: Several dogs will trace and bite the opponent. Disappears after a period of time or succeed in gnawing on the desired target. Vice versa on you and you will be trouble, disguise ASAP. 3.Name: Vanishing Capsule Effect: You will be temporally invisible. Also change back if hit by something. Useful in avoiding Earthlings. 4.Name: Gun Effect: A gun will appear on your hand. Shooting the targets will causes them to teleport to somewhere else. Use it on alien that is targeting you. 5.Name: T-Rex Effect: A giant creature will come down from the Jurassic Park(Really?) Sneeze on the Earthlings and then charge forwards. It's attack area is quite big, be sure to hide in one corner to prevent from begin attacked. 6.Name: Rocket Launcher Effect: Launch missile and causes huge damage in a short area. Useful in dealing Nemesis. 7.Name: Camera Effect: Flashes out 3 bright light. Short area, but very powerful. Sends you back to original form even just a hit. Do it on your opponent. 8.Name: Fire Bowling Ball Effect: Another version of Bowling Ball, burns and slam flat any targets. 9.Name: Holy Circle Effect: Can only be found in Pranksylvania. Use to pulverize the Zombies and the deaths away. 10.Name: In-Line Skates Effect: This item lets you speed up, suitable for escaping from lots of Earthlings chasing at you and traps. 11.Name: Karaoke Effect: This item lets you buzz the surrounding off with eerie sounds. Anybody heards it will be stunned for a while. 12.Name: Tacks Effect: Tacks will hurt and stop anybody that steps on it. Useful on Baron. 13.Name: Electro Bomb Effect: Throw this item to shock targets within an area. Best result when all Earthlings are concentrated together. 14.Name: Demote Bomb Effect: Set it on a place. Press the Remote Switch to active the bomb. 15.Name: Pie Effect: Freeze the Earthlings with this creamy pie. You will be confuse in directions if you got this. 16.Name: Remote Switch Effect: Press it to put a bomb. 17.Name: Virus Effect: You will hate this item a lot. This item changes you back to alien form if all the virus symbol occupied all your item slots. 18.Name: Tanks Effect: You will be invincible for a while. You can send missiles during this phrase. A sweet item to deal Nemesis with 5 hits. 19.Name: Hula Hoop Effect: Anybody steps into it will perform Hula Hoop dance. Anybody who are very near the person doing, will be tripped. 20.Name: Tornado Effect: Spins out a big hurricane. This will send all Earthlings away. 21.Name: Fireworks Effect: Earthlings surrounded this fireworks will get attracted. This item will just sneeze away or explode. 22.Name: ???? Effect: Press X to find out what is it and again to use it. 23.Name: Torch Effect: A torch will appear on your hand. Fire will be on their butt if anybody touches it. 24.Name: Fart Effect: Sinks anybody that is behind you. 25.Name: Elephant Effect: All the Elephants will range down from the left and right of the screen. Crashes anybody that is on their way. 26.Name: Bowling Ball Effect: Send a large blue ball that knocks down all the Earthlings. 27.Name: Laser Gun Effect: Found only in Cosmopolis. Use it to deactive laser robot that is chasing you. 28.Name: Cannon Effect: You will be inside a cannon. You yourself will be send off. Stops only after you bang an infrastruture. 29.Name: Position Switch Effect: Can only found in versus mode. Switch your position with your opponent by using this item. 30.Name: Vacuum Effect: Suck up all the scattered coins in the stage. 31.Name: Coin Color Switch Effect: Switch the color of the particular coins to your own color type. 32.Name: Boxing Glove Effect: Blast the Earthlings off with this red glove. 33.Name: Hamburger Effect: Send a big hamburger down from the sky. 34.Name: Jaws Effect: Summon sharks from the sea and bites up targets within an area. Beware it will hurt you. 35.Name: Cosmiman Effect: Cosmi's special attack. This item will transform Cosmi to a muscular hero and punch anybody whom stands on his way. 36.Name: Wrap Effect: Becky's special attack. Can teleport Becky to other places. 37.Name: Volcanic Blast Effect: Mumpy's special attack. Fires off piles of magma and sends anybody off with fire on their butt. 38.Name: Mob attack Effect: King Vork's special attack. Send little vorks to attack anybody in all eight directions. 39.Name: Lasso Effect: Baron Proptop's special attack. Tie up all targets within an area. 40.Name: UFO call Effect: Princess Cleo's special attack. Summon a UFO for immediate disguise. (Need a DNA) 41.Name: Grudge Missile Effect: Cadabra's special attack. Sends a missile off. Very explosive. 41.Name: Golden Armor Effect: Master Itazura's special attack. It has the same effect with Cosmiman item. 42.Name: Magnet Hands Effect: Magnetron's special attack. Attract nearby coins within a period of time. 43.Name: Duel Effect: Bring your opponent back to the center of the stage. 44.Name: Double Coins Effect: Double the amount of coins Earthlings drop. +=====================+ 6. UNLOCKABLES +=====================+ :Unlock Tag mode and Music Options: Complete the game once with any characters. :Unlock Cosmi Sr.: Complete the game once with Master Itazura. :Unlock Hard Mode: Complete the game on the normal difficulty with an "A" rank. +=====================+ 8. TRIAL MODE +=====================+ In Trial mode, you will have to attain scores and challenge the score mark in the Trial Mode. It's similar to walkthrough, but you will have to more coins instead. If you have any question regarding Trial Mode, do feel free to email to me!! +=====================+ 7. CREDITS +=====================+ Lastly, any easy way of dealing certain stages please send it to me! I will put it up for you. Thanks a lot to: - YOU for taking a look on this faqs - GAMEFAQS for such wonderful game website - CAPCOM for creating such wonderful game Copyright 2004 Ang Qi Jun If you have any question regarding on this game, feel free to email to me =) This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.