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    FAQ by XYou

    Updated: 01/24/97 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    From: XunYou@aol.com
    Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 21:13:27 -0400 (EDT)
    
    This is an FAQ for Uncharted Waters:New Horizons for Super NES. It was
    written by Xun You.
    
    Getting Started
    Joao Franco, Portuguese Adventurer
    Joao(Navigation:1 Battle:1) is an adventurer from Portugal. He is the son of
    Duke Leon Franco(the main character on the original Uncharted Waters) and is
    appointed by his father to find the "secret of Atlantis". He starts with 1000
    gold pieces and an aquamarine tiara given to him by his mother. Sell the
    tiara at the item shop and pick up the rapier(C value Fencing sword). Go to
    the Round Earth Society and enlist Enrico. After getting him, return to the
    Round Earth Society and Felippe offers Joao 2,000 gold. Donate the money to
    the Round Earth Society(this increases Joao's luck to the max.)
    
    Now, head for Athens and buy as much art as you can. Take it to Istanbul,
    sell it, buy carpet, return to Athens, and sell the carpet. Continue this
    until you have at least 20 gold ingots. You may get more if you want to.
    Then, look for a sloop and buy it. Sell the "Hermes 2" and outfit the Sloop
    for adventuring. Also, if you have the money, buy a Venetian Galeass and moor
    it in Lisbon. Then, go to Diego Ribeiro in Barcelona to learn cartography and
    sign a contract. Then, sail down the Nile River to find discoveries and
    report them to Professor Mordes in Bordeaux.
    
    Now, King Manuel of Portugal should be looking for you. He will have a
    mission(normally, in the game's early stages, he will ask for discoveriess.
    Later he will ask for you to find items.) If you complete the mission, you
    will become a page. Continue to build your fame of adventure until, at the
    cafe in a port, Rocco says that the Prince of Portugal is missing. You find
    out that Domingo is actually the prince and you must return to Lisbon because
    your father is on trial.
    
    >From here on, basically do what you are "supposed" to do.
    
    Hints: If you invest in the port of Bristol or Dublin until the Power is
    1000, they can build Frigates, which are good ships for the final battle.
    
    The moored Venetian Galeass is for when Catalina begins to pursue you. After
    the first encounter with Catalina, get the Venetian Galeass. Use it after
    this point unless you get a frigate.
    
    Catalina Erantzo, Pirate
    Catalina(navigation:8 battle:10) becomes a pirate when Commander Ezequiel
    refuses to give her ships and soldiers to fight Duke Franco, whom she accuses
    of killing her brother and fiance. However, do not immediately attack
    merchant fleets. Instead, sell the gold and remodel the Rebellion so that it
    can hold 45 crew and no guns. Then, buy (100) lots of olive oil. Sail to
    Madeira(SE of Iberia) and sell the olive oil. Do NOT fill the hull with
    goods! Instead, buy 100 barrels of food and load 100 barrels of water. Then,
    fill the rest of the hull with sugar and sail to Oslo. (It is north of the
    port of Copenhagen, in an inlet.) Fill the hull with Cheese and sail back to
    Madeira to sell it. Continue this until you have 20 gold ingots. Then, you
    can begin plundering merchant fleets! As soon as you have plundered one
    merchant fleet, you will find out in the next port you stop in that Commander
    Ezequiel is out to get you. Whatever you do, don't challenge the enemy
    commodore to a duel UNLESS you have bought an A-powered weapon and armor
    prior to the battle. After you defeat the second fleet, the fleet will be set
    on fire and it will retreat. You will get a new mate, Andreas Paella, after
    the battle.
    
    HINT: Venetian Galeasses are VERY good for battles, so get one(or more) as
    soon as possible.
    
    Otto Baynes, English Privateer
    Otto(navigation:10 battle:12) is hired by King Henry VIII of England to
    destroy the Spanish fleet. He is a page so he can enter the castle freely. Do
    as Matthew says and go to Seville. Hire 30 men once you get the Galleon
    "Fools." Then sail to a port and assign the crew to 25% navigation, 0%
    lookout, and 75% combat. When you leave, you will be attacked by the Spanish.
    Sell all the ships you get. Then, remodel the ship so that it can have 45 men
    and no guns. Look for Glass Beads in the port you are in, but if you can't
    find them, search around and load your ship with Glass Beads. Then, sail to
    the port of Madeira(SE of Iberia), sell the Glass Beads and buy sugar. Sail
    to Oslo to sell the sugar and buy Cheese. Return to Madeira, sell the cheese,
    and buy Sugar. Continue this two-point trade route until you have 20 gold
    ingots.
    
    Ernst Von Bohr, Dutch Adventurer
    Ernst(navigation:11 battle:1) is hired by his friend Mercator to make a map
    of the world. To make a map of the world he'll need more money, so
    immediately change the Mercator(the ship) to 10 crew and no guns. Buy Glass
    Beads and go to Madeira. Sell the Glass Beads and buy Sugar. Then, go to
    Oslo, sell the Sugar and buy Cheese. Return to Madeira, sell the Cheese, and
    buy Sugar, then return to Oslo, sell Sugar, buy Cheese. Continue the
    Madeira-Oslo trade route until you have 20 gold ingots. Then, sail to
    Alexandria and go down the Nile, finding discoveries. Report discoveries to
    Professor Mordes in Bordeaux, and report to Mercator. You will mee Paula at
    the harbor in Amsterdam, and you will have to find her homeland.(You won't
    find her home until the end of the game.)
    
    Pietro Conti, Italian Adventurer
    Pietro(navigation:4 battle:1) is in debt to EVERYONE in Genoa. Fortunately,
    he meets his friend Camillo in the cafe, who has signed him a contract with
    the Duchess Franco in Lisbon. He must sail to Lisbon and meet the Duchess.
    Then, he should sail to Madeira to buy Sugar. Take it to Oslo, sell it, and
    buy Cheese. Return to Madeira, sell the Cheese, and buy Sugar. Keep doing
    this until you have 20 gold ingots. Then, learn cartography from Diego
    Ribeiro in Barcelona, and sign a contract with him. Sail down the Nile and
    report any discoveries to the Duchess. Then, report to Diego. Sail to the New
    World, and you should eventually meet a man who will give you the map to the
    Gold Medallion. Unless you immediately know where it is, sail to Barcelona.
    Save the game right outside Diego Ribeiro's house, go in, have Diego locate
    the map, then restart the game so you don't have to pay the fee. Once you
    find the medallion, you should be well off on your quest.
    
    Ali Vezas, Turkish merchant
    Ali(navigation:1 battle:1) is an orphan in Istanbul. He and his friend Salim
    get a ship and can get 2,000 gold from the bank, 1,000 each from the cafe and
    the harbor. You must pay the shipyard worker, banker, waitress, and harbor
    helper 10,000 gold each. Also, the innkeeper gives you money for free. If you
    accept you get 500 gold. If you refuse you get a cat, which keeps rats off
    your ship. Then, buy carpet, sail to Athens, sell it, and buy Art. Return to
    Istanbul, sell the Art, buy Carpet. Keep doing this until you have 5 gold
    ingots. Repay the banker, waitress, and shipyard worker. The sultan will give
    you a mission. Complete the mission and you get a rank. Then, once you have
    10 gold ingots, repay the Harbor Helper. Pietro Conti will appear and ask for
    a gold ingot. Give it to him.(You'll get it back tenfold later.) Then, the
    Sultan will be looking for you annd he will give you 50 gold ingots. Now, you
    should be well onto your quest.
    
    HINT: When the Sultan asks you to ally ports, the easiest ports to ally are
    those in the New World and Africa, because these ports sell better goods and
    it requires less gold to ally.
    
    SWORDS
    Star-value
    Rune Blade(Straight, Pernambuco)
    Magic Muramasa(Curved, Sakai)
    Siva's Magic Sword(Curved, Calicut)
    Crusader's Sword(Fencing, Timbuktu)
    Blue Crescent(Heavy, Zeiton)
    A-value
    Basterd Sword(Straight, Stockholm)
    Japanese Sword(Curved, Nagasaki)
    Flamberge(Fencing, Lubeck)
    Golden Dragon(Heavy, Hanoi)
    Claymore(Heavy, Dublin)
    B-value
    Long Sword(Straight)
    Scimitar(Curved, Alexandria)
    Estock(Fencing, Marseille)
    C-value
    Saber(Curved)
    Rapier(Fencing, Lisbon)
    D-value
    Dagger(Straight)
    Short Sword(Straight)
    Short Saber(Curved)
    Epee(Fencing)
    Cutlass(Heavy)
    ARMOR
    Star-value
    Crusader's Armor(Naples)
    Errol's Plate(Copenhagen)
    A-value
    Plate Mail Armor
    B-value
    Half Plate
    C-value
    Chain Mail Armor
    D-value
    Leather Armor
    NOTE:I only recommend using A- or Star-value weapons and armor. But don't
    think you'll ever be invincible in duels. Even if you are equipped with the
    Rune Blade and Crusader's Armor you can still lose. The Plate Mail Armor and
    an A-value sword should be sufficient unless you have 40 or 50 ingots to
    burn. However, the Blue Crescent only costs 24,000 gold.
    
    Other useful items
    Theodolite
    Telescope
    Balm
    Cat
    Lime Juice(for long voyages)
    
    Star-value discoveries
    Saber-toothed tiger(Extreme NW corner of Greenland, which is NW of Iberia)
    Dodo(Island off the east coast of Madagascar)
    Giant Ground Sloth(Up river by supply port Montevideo)
    Moa(New Zealand)
    Moai(Island east of supply port Valparaiso)