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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
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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
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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
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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
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!!! OPERATION BLACK TIDE !!!

The Battle of Blackwater City
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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
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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 
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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   
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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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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