Copyright (c) 2005 Geoff Mendicino, TheWebbuilder EXEHQ (http://www.exehq.com). <<*||RockMan.EXE 6: Greiga Walkthrough||*>> Version 1.1 ++++++++++++ Table of Contents ++++++++++++ HELP: To navigate to any specific section within this guide, press CTRL and the F key in your browser, then enter the code listed to the left of a section's title to jump to that area of the guide. A1. Introduction B1. Walkthrough B1A. New Faces, New Places. B1B. The First Day... B1C. Trouble at Sea(Side) Part 1 B1CA. Trouble at Sea(Side) Part 2 B1D. Hot Cross... Puns? B1E. A Beastly Problem. B1F. Hide and Seek. B1HD1. Introduction to the Help Desk. B1HD2. Help Task #1: Virus Busters. B1HD3. Help Task #2: Polly Locket. B1HD4. Help Task #3: Message Boy. B1G. Judgment Call. B1H. Gotta Slash 'em All! B1I. Hikari Netto, Private I. B1HD5: Help Task #4: Gimme a Hand(Out) B1Hd6: Help Task #5: Son of Thunder! B1J. Beast Out of Control! B1K. Braving the Elements. B1L. A Shocking Cross. B1HD7. Not so Over-Protective-Father. B1HD8. Smackdown! B1HD9. By the Bookie. B1M. Scavenger Hunt. B1N. Home Again, Home Again... B1O. Rescue RockMan- Again! B1P. Death Train. B1HD10. Help Task #9: Hot Potato! B1HD11. Help Task #10: Sing Me a Song. B1HD12. Help Task #11: Sell your Gun Del Sol! B1HD13. Help Task #12: Fish Food. B1HD14. Help Task #13: Lights, Camera! B1HD15. Help Task #14: WTF? B1HD16. Help Task #15: Win the Lottery? B1HD15A. Help Task #4: Gimme a Hand(Out) B1HD17. Help Task #16: Whoa, Deja vu. B1HD18. Help Task #17: Haven't We Done this Before? B1HD19. Help Task #18: Viral Symphony. B1Q. The Beginning of the End B1R. Final Chaos C1. After the Final Boss. C1HD20. Help Task #19: Are We There Yet? C1HD21. Help Task #20: What's your Number? C1HD22. Help Task #21: O. I. C. U. C1HD23. Help Task #22: Skull-duggary. C1HD24. Help Task #23: Divorce Court. C1HD25. Help Task #24: Buy it in Bulk. C1HD26. Help Task #25: Running Shoes! C2. What's your Forte? C3. The Immortal Area. C4. Area Zero. C5. Treble and a Bass. C6. The Graveyard. C7. The Final Challenge. D1. HP Memory Locations E1. Regular Memory Locations F1. Number Trader Codes G1. NCP Compression Codes and Rotators H1. FAQ I1. Disclaimer + Contant Info J1. Credits and Acknowledgements. ++++++++++++ A1. Introduction ++++++++++++ Welcome to the EXE HQ's (www.exehq.com) walkthrough for RockMan.EXE 6: Greiga Version! RockMan.EXE 6 is one of the best EXE games to date, but since it's still untranslated at the moment, this walkthrough is designed to help the Average Joe get through the game and pwn the final boss. For ease of reference, this walkthrough is broken down into sections so that you can easily skip forward to where you need to be via the 'Find' function and the section codes above. So why are we still here in the introduction when what you really want is to know how to beat the game? That's a good question, so let's get right into the game, shall we? ++++++++++++ B1. Walkthrough ++++++++++++ B1A. New Places, New Faces ++++++++++++ We begin with a cut scene in Akihara Elementary. Mariko drops the bomb on the other students that Netto is leaving to move to a new city and we have some expressions of disbelief and so forth. After the cutscenes end and we gain control of Netto. Head downstairs and talk to Yuiichiro and Makura, after that, go outside and poke around. You should come across a girl with a custom sprite who is cornered by a robotic dog. We'll refer to the girl as Butterfly for the moment. Whaddaya know? We're only in the new town for five minutes and we're already rescuing damsels in distress. See? This place isn't so bad. Plug into the dog and marvel at Netto's new plug-in animation. Head forward and yep, you guessed it, we have to go through the Met tutorial. Fast forward through the tutorial and destroy the Mets with your cannons and swords. After that's done, you'll plug out and Butterfly will take off without so much as a giving us her name. I guess that she's just hyper-shy. At any rate, we're done here. Skate around and talk to everyone, after you get an EMail, head home go to Netto's room and plug into the PC. Talk to the Program there to check your Home Page Emails. Head out onto the Net and take a gander at Central Area 1. Grab your blue Mystery Data from the left blue path, then follow the green path around until you get to the pink gate. Give the gate a Met Reflect1 and proceed into Area 2. Head into the next area and grab the BMD. Talk to everyone you come across. Once you get to the end of the area, talk to the Green Navi then run around and bust some viruses if you so desire. Plug out and go to bed. +++++++++++ B1B. The First Day.... +++++++++++ The next day, get up and go to school, it's that place at the extreme top of the map. As soon as you set foot in the doorway, you'll get clobbered by security robots. Gee, how nice. After a bit of discussion, the robots realize who Netto is and leave. Head to your left through the pink hallway, and enter the Teacher's Lounge. Talk to everyone, but note the guy in the red sweat suit. He'll tell you where your class is so skeedaddle back to the lobby where you got attacked and then head up the hallway on the right. Take gander at the kid with the water pot on his head, you'll need him later. Go up the stairs to Classroom 6-1 and enter. Cut scene, welcoming, all that jazz. Everyone takes a liking to Netto except for the kid with the scar. When we regain control, talk to everyone to move on with the plot. Afterwards we'll plug into the blackboard and fight some viruses. Nothing too difficult. Talk to the Navi who are around, grab the Mystery Data and plug out. Cut scene GET! Scar kid, otherwise known as Kojiro, and his Navi get into a fight over the way RockMan was the one to defeat the viruses and then Kojiro's Navi will take off on his own. A strange voice will talk to Kojiro and the boy will find a new Net Navi in his PET (RockMan.EXE: Stream flashbacks, anyone?). This, ladies and gentlemen, is none other than BlastMan. Back in class, we get introduced to the newest thing in Net Navi technology, the Copyroid. Once Netto jacks into the oversized puppet, the Copyroid takes on the form of RockMan! Rock can now move and interact with people in the real world just as if he were a part of the physical realm. RockMan is stunned when he appears in the real world and pulls on Netto's cheek to make sure that he's really there. Once that's over with, talk to everyone in the classroom and Netto will plug RockMan out of the Copyroid. But then trouble rears it's ugly head. The school robots run into the room and attack some students, Netto's new teacher (I'm told that his name is Mach) tries to throw those robots out of the class and fails miserably. More robots appear as Kojiro reveals that he's the one who hijacked the school's security robots. At his order, the robots start throwing flames at us! Yipes! Once we finally get back in control of this game, run over to the Copyroid and check the puppet's back to plug in. For some reason the robots just ignore real world RockMan completely. but at any rate, take RockMan and run downstairs. Remember the kid with the water bucket? Yep, go there and talk to him to get the pail of water. Run back upstairs and douse those robots. As Netto, talk to RockMan and pull him back into the PET. Now, let's go find Kojiro and teach him a lesson. Talk to Mach and get the hall pass, then rush back to the Teacher's Lounge, stopping off along the way Classroom 1-1's black board for some Energy Bombs and Full Energy sub chips. Now, in the Lounge the robots have corralled the teachers. Not good. And since BlastMan is refusing to listen to Kojiro, we're in deep trouble. Another robot runs in and traps Netto and Kojiro in the room. Kojiro's sorry for what he's done, but can't do anything to stop it. Well, that just leaves us to save the day by default. Netto plugs into the computer and we're off! Talk to the Program and get the Water Gun. Now, it's time for one of the ever-present mini-games. We need to find and put out the flaming Programs with the Water Gun. However, whenever we get to certain spots in the Network, flaming meteor-like things will try to ram us. They move in a straight line and can't pierce objects. So, whenever you see sparks appear on the screen, note the direction that they're coming from and hide behind one of the large gray blocks on the field. If you get nailed by a fireball, you lose 10 HP. It's so easy that we don't even have to walk you through it, just find the four Programs grab the Mystery Data and you're set to enter the next area. Head into Area 2 and Rock gets himself in a spot of trouble. We automatically switch over to Netto. Talk to Kojiro three times, then head around to the other side of that long table and look at the orange monitor. Hey, it's Kojiro's old Net Navi! The orange guy is kinda ticked off at Kojiro, however; Kojiro tries to stop the fire, but gets the seat of his pants set on fire as a result. The orange Navi puts out the fire with the sprinkler system, and for some reason the flames surrounding RockMan die away and we're free to continue. Same deal, hide behind the blocks and put out the flaming Programs. Once we're done with that, head to the next area and get ready to fight the cause of all this trouble, BlastMan. Images of BlastMan's attacks can be found here: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 ********************** Blastman ********************** HP: 400 Difficulty: Easy Attacks: Explosive Line: BlastMan sends an explosion racing down one row. He'll flash for a moment before firing, so hit him hard to counter it. Blast Typhoon: A recolor of GyroMan's charge shot. The panels this will affect will turn yellow, so get off of them. 10 HP Damage. Meteor Burner: Three fireballs race down the field. Hide behind the steel blocks to avoid them. 20 HP Damage. Seriously, this guy is pathetic. Just hit him with whatever you''ve got whenever it comes up and you'll do fine. ************************ Alright, cut scene, yadda, yadda, yadda, all's forgiven. The school's still safe. We're done here, so head home. Well, once we're in control, check your Home Page Email. We get a shiny new Roll V1. Then head off to the second area. Inspect the areas in the shadow of the catwalk to find the key to the next area. An image of where to look can be found below: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 Head into the third area grab ye olde Mystery Data, and go all the way to the end. Whoo, nice Greiga and Falzer statues. Read the legend then head to bed. ++++++++++++++ B1C. Troube at Sea(Side) Part 1. ++++++++++++++ The next day, Netto shows up at school and is greeted by Kojiro and a penguin. <_< Seems the penguin likes Kojiro and won't leave him. Well, nothing we can do about it now. Later on, head up and talk to Kojiro. The penguin is hungry but the scarred kid doesn't know what to do. But we do! Head down to the Teacher's Lounge and talk to the teacher in the white lab coat. If you so desire, you can trade Double Shoot for an Energy Bomb in Classroom 1-1. Head upstairs and enter classroom 6-2, see the kid by books? Talk to him and then head outside. Ah... the fresh air, the sunshine, the freedom, makes you wish you could just play hooky and avoid school altogether. But we're the good guys so we can't do that. Head over to the old guy next to the Metro to start a virus battle. You win, you get penguin food, you lose, and well, we just won't go there. After winning, head back up to classroom 6-1 and feed the penguin. Once school lets out, head home and plug into the PC. Check your Email then head out onto the Net. Exchange words with the frantic Aqua Navi and continue. You can fight a punk Navi in Area 2 for some SubMemory, but we really want to get to Area 3. Go to that path on the right, but it's blocked by water. Talk to Ms. Generic Pink Navi and then run back to the Café of Area 1 (the space next to that "Welcome" sign). Check with the aqua colored Net Navi. Seems he can repair the damage done by the cyber water, but he's missing his tools. Plug out. Run downstairs and to that door at the top right to enter the bathroom; yes, you can enter it. Check with Haruka to find out that the toilet's broken. Examine the toilet to discover that you can plug into it. Why? I don't really want to know... At any rate, plug into the thing and you'll see the most interesting Met on the face of the earth. After we finish wiping the Network with the helpless viruses, take the cyber-plunger and plug out. Go back in to the toilet and grab some more Mystery Data. Head back to the PC, plug in and go back to the leaky pipes of Area 3 and hand the plunger to the aqua Navi. He'll fix the area and we can now enter the Seaside Area! Welcome to SeaSide Area 1. Run around to the center of the spiral, hit the warp and run over to the BBS. Read the posts and then we come across one that involves a lost penguin. Lost penguin? Now I wonder who that could that be? Plug out. Run back to school, talk to Kojiro and the two decide to return the penguin. Leave school, and head over to the Metro... Whoa, looks like someone invented flying cars between EXE 5 and 6. SeaSide City! Run around and talk to people, plug into the vendor's stand and the trash cans to get some goodies. When you're done, head to the south and around that walkway to get to the door of the whale building. Cut scene. Well, the place is locked up tight. No returning lost penguins for us today. Bummer. Head home and sleep. ++++++++++++++ B1CA. Trouble at Sea(Side) Part 2 ++++++++++++++ When we wake up, we get the good old Navi Customer. Breeze through the tutorials and install your programs. Head back to SeaSide City and speak with Kojiro. Then turn around and enter the whale building, turns out that the place is an Aquarium. Figures. Cut scene and the Penguin finds it's way back it's owner. Awww... What a heart-touching moment *sniff*... Head downstairs and look at all of the animals to pass the time. Once you look at them all, you'll trigger yet another cut scene and Netto and Kojiro will watch a marine show. Once we're through with that, grab some Regular Memory from those yellow and orange boxes, then head outside and up to the Metro. Holy carnivores, Batman! There are piranha in the center fountain, and sharks in the bay! What the Met is going on here? Kojiro runs off to check on the penguins, worrying about their safety. Follow him back to the penguin cage and we'll see him putting his life on the line to protect the penguins from a hungry alligator. Swing that broom, Kojiro! Swing it, slugger!! Ahem... Well, we've got a man trapped by an alligator, Kojiro swinging that broom like there's no tomorrow, and everyone else running scared. Yep, it's time to save the day. Head back into the Aquarium and run past the desk at the top of the stairs. Run forward and stop short at that overgrown seal. Well, he definitely ain't going to move for us, so look around for his ball. Look at the water and you'll find it at the bottom of the pool- a pool filled with jellyfish. Well, Netto isn't going to go down there, so what are we going to do? Head inside and downstairs. Hey, it's Butterfly! Netto runs over but she pulls a ShadeMan on us and vanishes. Netto turns around just in time to see her leaving the building and follows. Outside, we find Butterfly standing up there on the top of the whale building. How the Met did she get up there so fast? She take lessons from Batman or something? Anyways, Butterfly vanishes after pointing to the west. Run over to the western corner of the area and you'll find a Copyroid. Now is that convenient or what? Plug into it, take control of real world RockMan and retrieve that Seal's ball from the jellyfish infested pool. After Netto pulls RockMan out of the Copyroid, examine the seal to get him to move then head into that back room. Surprise, surprise, that sailor dude from the cut scene earlier is behind it all. His name's Kurohige. After the cut scene, plug out and examine the ladder for an HP Memory, then plug in and head off. Welcome to the most annoying mini-game in EXE 6. You have to head into the Network, find the Programs and pick them up. Once you do, sharks will pop into the place and start moving around, if a shark finds you, it'll eat your program and send it back to where you found it. Take the Prog back to the main walkway and drop it in it's proper tank. Depending on the random places that the game puts the sharks, this mini-game could be easy or painful. But, Rock's gotta do what Rock's gotta do. Your first Fishy Program can be found past the Blue Mystery Data. Grab him and drop him in the first tank. ORDER IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT HERE. The correct Prog must go in the correct tank or you have to fight a battle and start all over again. Snare the Prog to the north and put him in Tank #3! Next grab the Prog in the southeast and put him in Tank #2. Head into the next area and hit the warp point; yep, there's more. The northwest Prog goes in Tank #3, next run to the southwest, grab the Prog; Charlie, show him what's in Tank #3! Grab your third Prog and dump him in the second tank. Off to the third area! The first Program is on the other side of that bridge on the north. Grab him and stick him in the tank farthest from the purple gate. Whoopdeedoo! The second Prog on the southeast goes in the first tank. Our next Prog is hiding near the Blue Mystery Data, his home is in Tank #3. Grab your last Prog and bring him home. Save and get ready to fight the villain responsible for putting you through all of this torture. DiveMan! As usual, pictures of the Boss' attacks are here: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 *************************** DiveMan *************************** HP: 500 Difficulty: Medium Attacks: Torpedoes: Two torpedoes appear at a constant interval on random panels and fly forward. Dodge up or down to avoid them. Wave Crash: WaveMan surfaces and sends a tidal wave at you. It strikes a 2x3 area, so hang out at your back row. Spikeball: DiveMan opens his chest and fires two mines at you. They hit the ground on the panel that you were standing on, so move off of them to avoid the attack. Stay on the back row and wait for DiveMan to surface. When he does, unload your arsenal on him. Defense is a priority here, otherwise his torpedoes will bleed you dry before you can make much of a dent on him. Concentrate on staying alive until you have a clear shot, then attack him. *************************** Well, RockMan sets everything right and Korohige gets clobbered by some angry animals. Netto and Kojiro duck out to avoid the Penguin and if you aren't going to do some of the Help Board Missions, it's time to go home and go to bed. +++++++++++ B1D. Hot Cross... Puns? +++++++++++ After the crazy cut scene involving Netto dreaming about Griega and Falzar, Netto getting detention. Head down to the Teacher's Lounge and meet your new teach- HOLD THE PHONE! That ain't no teacher, that's Hinoken! What the Met's he doing here? Turns out that Hinoken's reformed or some such nonsense and has taken up teaching. For once, Hinoken's telling us the truth, so we can take on this special assignment that he has for us. Head back up to your classroom to find and talk to Butterfly, she'll tell us her name. It's Iris. Give her time, folks. Iris has a way of growing on you. Anyways, once that's over with, go through the pink door to Hinoken's office, talk to him, then examine the PC to take charge of HeatMan. This is a snap for us Greiga users. It's a lot harder on the Falzer side, so be grateful. Basically, all we do is pilot HeatMan through Central Area's one and two to find the Teakettle viruses and delete them. To delete a Teakettle Virus, you have to hit it with a fire attack to raise it's temperature. Once the temperature rises above 100 Degrees, the Kettle self-destructs. At any rate, head through and destroy the four viruses. Although it is possible to destroy the viruses with HeatMan's charge shot, it's difficult, so make your life easy here and pack your BlastMan chips in your folder. HeatMan's charge shot is a T' shaped Fire Tower that does 60 damage. Virus 1: In the Net Café. Virus 2: Near the end of Area 2. Virus 3: Back near the Greiga/Falzer statues. Virus 4: Central Area 3, head up the staircase that's on the left side of the screen. Once you're done, talk to Hinoken and we'll fight HeatMan! ************************** Attack pictures: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 HeatMan. HP: 700 Difficulty: Medium Attacks: Burning Fire: He'll launch a firewave at you that covers all three rows. You can walk right through it if you time it right. Burning Box: HeatMan packs himself into his cigar lighter and comes crashing down on you and ignites a +'-shaped area. Get to a corner and stay there. Burning Torch: A flame thrower appears behind you and launches fire down your rows. It seems to be linked to his HP, the less HeatMan has the more times it'll appear. MOVE, MOVE, MOVE! DO NOT stay put or you are dead. Keep moving at all times and nail HeatMan when he lines himself up to you to use the Burning Torch. If you've got Train Arrows, pack em and use em. *********************** HeatCross, get! When selecting chips on your Custom Screen, press 'Up' to choose from the available crosses, then pick chips like you normally would. When your turn starts, HeatMan will cross with RockMan, and HeatCross will be the result. While in HeatCross, all of the Fire-type chips that RockMan uses get a Fifty point boost and your charge shot becomes the Fire Arm. Whew, that was exhausting. Head home and catch some Z's. But before you do, check out the Chip Shop- the place is open! Turns out that the little Chibi-Higure kid is the owner of the place. ++++++++++++ B1E. A Beastly Problem ++++++++++++ After the cut scene, head downstairs to talk to Haruka, then go outside to the Bird Statue to talk to Iris. Yep, it's time for some more cinema action. After some cut scenes where that annoying, horrible, fat clown named CircusMan steals Net Navi's souls and uses them to revive Greiga and Falzer, and then manages to absorb Greiga/Falzer, depending on your version, head off into the Net and go to the place where CircusMan was in Central Area 3. We'll come face-to-face with one of the Cyber Beasts and trigger a cut scene. RockMan plugs out and you should take Netto down to talk to Yuuichiro. After some spying on RockMan and Netto's part, plug back in and get ready for some puzzles. Save yourself some trouble and look here for images: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 Basically, we have to kill the ghosts that lurk around here to open up the path to the next area. Talk to the downed Net Cop to get some weapons, a Knife, Sword, Axe, and Gun. The Knife attacks one panel ahead, the Sword two, the Axe hits like a Wide Sword would, and the gun strikes whatever is three panels ahead of you. The red ghosts require one hit, the yellow two, and the blue take three hits to finish them off. Knife the lone red ghost. Run over to the café and knife the red ghost, then axe the remaining three and finish them off with your knife. Over on the left, you'll run into a red and yellow ghost who are side by side. Attack then from the side with a sword so that you hit both then finish them off with a knife. Head back to the entrance and shoot the ghost there. Go to the next area and talk to the cop to refill your weaponry. At that 'T'-shaped cluster, Knife the red on the right, Axe the other three and Knife the final ghost. At the line of Red, Yellow, Red, Gun the Yellow, then Axe. When you reach the Tetris-shaped block, Sword the Red & Yellow pair on the left, Axe the Red and Yellow, then finish up with a Sword. Final Area. Talk and refill weaponry. On that left 'L'-shaped block, Gun the Blue, then Axe the Red & Yellow, finish them off with a Sword. On the right 'L' block, Sword the two Yellows from the back, then Sword again. On the Red, Yellow, Yellow block on the east side, Sword the Red & Yellow, Axe, then Knife 'em. At that last Yellow, Red, Blue trio, Axe the center Red, Knife the leftover Red, then Gun the Yellow in the back from the east side corner. BING0! Head over to Greiga in Area 3. We get a cut scene were RockMan absorbs Greiga to stop his rampage. However, this puts RockMan down for the count. Smart one Rock... At any rate, those blasted ghosts have escaped out into SeaSide's Internet. Iris Emails us and says that we can cure RockMan with water found in SeaSide Area 3. But without a Net Navi, there's not much that Netto can do, Wait a moment! There is a Net Navi that we can use, HeatMan! Run back to Hinoken's office at the school, talk to Hinoken, then inspect the PC to take control of HeatMan. Now, whichever CapCom employeed decided to send us into an area filled with water viruses needs to be dragged out into the street and shot. But, that aside, run over to SeaSide Area. Whoo, there are ghosts here too. Talk to the Net Cop to get some weapons, cue up the "Ghostbuster's" theme and then head out. Sword the red and blue ghosts in that cluster of four, Sword the next two and then ignore the blue ghost for now. We'll skin him later. Continue on and get between the two yellow ghosts that are hiding in those panels just off the main path, Axe 'em then follow up with a Knife. Run back to the center of the spiral and shoot that blue ghost with your gun. Head up to the top of the path, Knife the red ghost, then shoot the yellow in the back. Hit the warp and go to the bottom level. Go up to the cluster of ghosts and Sword the back two, follow up with the Axe and we're done. The flame vanishes so run up to the gate, talk to it and head on through. More ghosts, surprised? Talk to the Cop, get your weapons, you know the drill. Ignore those two ghosts and then head southeast. Shoot Mr. Blue Spirit in the back, and then follow up with your Axe, finish them off with the Sword and move on. Head North, shoot the red ghost, Sword the red and blue combo, then use your Knife on the last one. Sword the two yellows and it's all over for this pack. Circle around and shoot the red guy from behind the conveyer belt, get behind the blue spirit then Axe him. Finish this cluster off with the Sword. Run down and Sword those two blue ghosts and the flame dies away. REFILL YOUR ENERGY NOW. Once you talk to the gate, you'll end up fighting a three battle survival challenge. You know what to do here. Shoot the yellow in the back, then sword the red ghost. Run to the southwest and whatever you do, don't hit those one-way tiles. Stab the yellow from the side with a Sword, then Knife him. Sword the blue in the back and that's it. Run along the Southwest wall and you'll hit the Ghostly Jackpot. Whoo, man, that's a lot of ghosts. Sword the yellow and red ghosts, Knife the Red and then Axe the blue from behind so that you Insta-kill him. Sword the two reds and finish the goldmine off with the Axe. Whew. Take a moment and breath after all that. Head back to the start and slay those two blue ghosts with whatever you have left. The gate that guards the water is finally open. Go to the fountain and inspect it to bag some of the water- uh oh, we've seen THAT clown before. CircusMan shows up and he isn't exactly happy with our actions. He'll sic some viruses on us, and after we wipe them out, he'll run off. Baka. Plug out, plug in to avoid more virus battles, run back to Netto's Home Page and give RockMan the water. Time for a cut scene. HOLY SCHMOLY! RockMan goes all beasty on us and starts wrecking the place. HeatMan fights him to bring him to his senses and almost gets deleted for his trouble. RockMan regains control of himself and turns back into the RockMan that we all know and love. The next day we get an E-mail explaining RockMan's new abilities. Notice that new button on the Custom Screen? You, sir or ma'am, are looking at the button that triggers RockMan's Beast Out form. While in your BeastOut form RockMan gains the SuperArmor, a new BeastBuster that puts NapalmMan's EXE 5 buster to shame, and a new feature. Whenever you use a chip, RockMan will dash forward so that he's standing right smack dab in front of your target and then fire at point-blank range. Let me tell you folks, that last feature is just plain fun when you're packing a Program Advance. But it doesn't end there, you can charge your chips to unleash a devistating Beast Slash on the closest enemy. Now, let me explain the drawbacks. As you may have noticed, Beast Out only lasts three turns. Every time you go Beast Out in a battle, the number of turns that Rock can stay in BeastOut decreases by one. So if that number next to RockMan's Emotion Icon is '3' (meaning you have three turns in Beast Out) and you Beast Out, in the next battle you'll have '2' or two turns to Beast Out. If you fight a battle without going Beast Out, then you'll add one turn to the time you can stay in Beast Out. Note that while you can store a surplus of turns, your maximum number of Beast Out turns per battle is three. Now, what happens if you try to go Beast Out when you've already exhausted all of your turns? Then you'll go Beast Over, for the next turn RockMan will go out of control and pretty much destroy anything and everything in sight. But when the battle is over, RockMan will be exhausted, his stats will drop to 1, and his HP plummets like there's no tomorrow. So only use it if you're in a pinch. But back to the game. Kojiro comes up and tells us that CircusMan is hiding out at Central Area 3. Yes! Time for some payback. Plug in and send RockMan to Central Area 3. Find CircusMan and let's murder some clowns! *************************** CircusMan. *************************** HP: 700 Difficulty: Hard if this is your first time, easy if you've fought him before. Attacks: 1) Two hands appear on each end of one of your columns and come together. Dodge these by moving forward or backward. 2) CircusMan transforms into a tent and tries to drop down on you. If he snags you, the curtain will fall and he'll pummel you for several seconds. This attack is just plain wrong no matter how you look at it, not only does it look like he's... taking sexual advantage of you, it also drains your HP dry. Seriously, pray that you don't get caught in this. 3) A hoop will appear on the row you're standing on and an animal will fly through it and down your row. Dodge up or down. At this stage of the game, there is little to no way that you'll be able to beat him in your normal mode, this match was designed for Beast Out RockMan. Load up on swords, get into Beast Out as soon as possible, and dish out the punishment. Be extremely careful when using your Beast Buster, because it will nail you to the ground for several precious seconds that you might need to escape an attack. For those of us who want to avoid Beast Over, get into Beast Heat Cross (yes, you can Beast Out while Crossed), charge up your chips and unleash some Gospel Breath on CircusMan right after he moves. *************************** After you finish plastering CircusMan to the wall, sit back and enjoy your victory for a moment. +++++++++++ B1F. Hide and Seek. +++++++++++ We begin at school as usual. After the multitude of cut scenes pass, head home and plug in. Go to Central Area one and visit the café. Talk to the yellow Navi to enter some kind of hide and seek match, then plug out. Go to the Metro and drop by SeaSide City. See that fish vendor shop on the left corner of the screen? Plug in and talk to Program. Plug out, and run over to the room with the alligators and penguins. See that green screen to the left of the doorway? Plug in. Exchange words with the two females then plug out and head to the fish vendor. Plug in and talk to the two Net Navi there. How many recolored identical siblings does this Net Navi have anyway? Well, continuing on, head off to school and go to Classroom 6-1. Look at the middle fish tank and talk to the kid then head over to the door. See that control panel under the camera? Plug into it and grab your goodies. Talk to yet another pair of recolored twins and plug out. Whoopdeedoo, we got some HP Memory for all of that hassle. ****** B1HD1. Introduction to the Help Desk. ****** Sub Quests? They're back from BN3? Yes, they are. We've got lockets to find, damsels to save, viruses to bust, and Zenny to find. Ah, yes, never forget the Zenny... Anyways, here's how the system works. To the right of the Prog in Chibi- Higure's chip shop is a Help Desk. When you examine the Desk, you see a list of side quests that you can pick from and carry out, while you don't HAVE to do them, you get lots of nice stuff if you do. So let's attack them, shall we? First off, there are rules to this Help Desk. At first you can only choose from the missions marked with one star. After you clear all of them, you can do the missions marked with two stars, etc... We're going to start at the bottom and work our way up, since that's about the only way we can do this. ************************** B1HD2. Help Task #1: Virus Busters. ************************** Reward: 10 Bug Frags. Don't worry, there's no ghosts involved here. Go to the Help Desk and select the bottom mission. You'll promptly get an Email explaining the mission. Since you're using this guide, I'm assuming that you don't know Japanese, therefore ignore it. Go to the school, and head over to Classroom 6-2. Talk to Ms. Generic Girl Sprite. Seems that viruses have invaded the blackboard and no one knows what to do. Go over to the blackboard, plug in, and walk forward. There are four Mets in the blackboard, find 'em, destroy 'em, plug out. Talk to the girl for our reward... 10 Bug Frags. Run back to the chip shop and select our next mission, the one just above the one we just completed. ************************** B1HD3. Help Task #2: Polly Locket. ************************** Reward: Regular Memory. After the Email arrives, go over to the school. See that old generic lady? She's the one we talk to. As near as I can tell, she's missing a locket that her husband gave her back before he kicked the bucket. She wants us to find it. After running all over Saiba City, I found the blasted thing in the tree beside Netto's house. Take it back to the lady and get some Regular Memory for our troubles. Let's go tackle that next mission! /o/ ************************** B1HD4. Help Task #3: Message Boy. ************************** Reward: Number Trader code for an Unlocker Sub Chip. Another Email to ignore. Run over to the school's Teacher's Lounge. Talk with the dude in the lab coat, he'll give us 3000 Zenny. No, you can't go blow it on Battle Chips! Get with the program here! Plug into the Net from the location of your choice and then get your tail over to SeaSide Area 1. Hit the bottom warp to get to some computer we might've been at before, I'm not real sure. If there's stuff there, grab it. Then talk to the generic pink Net Navi, fork over the 3000 Zenny and get something in return. Take whatever it is back to the lab coat teacher and we'll wind up with a Notebook. Check the Notebook in your Key Items sub-screen to get a Number Trader code. We can't do that two star mission yet, so we're done for the moment. ***** B1G. Judgment Call. ***** Back to the plot. /o/ Now, go to the Metro, hey, we've got a new option! Select it and let's get our tails over to Green Town. Look around for a few minutes and plug into that statue for some nice stuff. Plug out and head into that marble building at the end of the walkway. Wha-? Mr. Short, Cloaked and Ballcap tries to stop us, but Netto, being the idiot that he is, won't listen. Once again, we set off the alarms and bring the guard bots down on our tail. You might as well get used to it now, Netto does this a lot in this game. After all that gets sorted out, plug into that gray slab of marble near the bookcase, talk to the Net Navis in the area hit the warp and you'll find yourself in Green Area 1. Hit the warps and gather all of the stuff that you come across until you reach the center area. You'll know you're there because it looks like a "+" with one end running off into the distance. Head down that way, explore both sides of the ramp and keep going until you run headfirst into a pink gate. The gate won't move, so we'll have to find some way to unlock it. Plug out. Plug back into the marble stone thing. Talk to the aqua Navi and shell out 1000 Zenny, then talk to the two arguing Navis for the key to the gate. Well, we just got the key to that sucker, so let's see what's on the other side. Go back to the gate and head through. Run around until you come across a Cafe. Talk to all of the Net Navi there and then plug out. We can now get into that room behind the big double doors. Talk to everyone in the building, then head through there and look at that giant hammer to trigger yet another cut scene. So now we've got programs that decide criminal cases... ***** B1H. Gotta Slash 'em All! ***** Well, let's take a break from the main plotline for a minute to get ourselves another Cross to add to our arsenal. HeatCross is nice, but that ain't all there is to the game. Head outside and you should see a guy with a custom sprite standing behind a desk on one of those sawed-off tree trunks. Talk to him to begin the mission. Once again, we Griega users have a much easier time that the Falzer version. Lucky us! Here's what we've gotta do. Somewhere out there in Wood Town's Network are cyber-vegetables... Huh? Cyber-veggies? At any rate, SlashMan's gotta slice and dice them all. To do so, walk up to the veggie, inspect it, and then you'll be shown a random five button combo to press. If you manage to hit all of the buttons before the time runs out, you'll get points. If you earn the required number of points, you'll pass. If not, then you restart the area. Think StepMania here. No biggie. However, once in a while running around to try and find the veggies, we'll get thrown into a virus battle. It's just your standard battle, nothing major to worry about. SlashMan's charge shot produces three kunai that race down all three rows for 20 damage a pop. It's weak, so pack some good fire based chips. It's easy to find the cyber-veggies, since there's only one path that you can take, so walk up to em, inspect em, and dice em. Once that's done, talk to SlashMan's Op to battle SlashMan himself! Attack pictures can be found here: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 **************************** SlashMan: **************************** HP: 800 Difficutly: This guys is supposed to be the ultimate swordsman... So he's basically Blues dressed up in a Halloween costume. If you've fought Blues and won, you've got nothing to worry about. Attacks: Quick Slash: SlashMan appears in your row and slashes his claws at you with a Samurai Sword's range. Top Slash: Kinda reminds me of TopMan... SlashMan starts spinning and tries to mow you down. This attack is insanely fast, but it starts on the outside panels and then moves inward, so get to the center and move forward to avoid it. Kunai: Same thing as his charge shot, but he unleashes two instead of three. SlashMan isn't that hard. He's a wood Navi, so get into HeatCross and roast him. *************************** SlashCross get! As near as we can tell, while in SlashCross your charge shot is a 100 Point wind claw that has a Dream Sword's range, but auto-hits. If you're planning on abusing this Cross, pack some Area Steals so that your enemy can't hide on the back row. Sword chips get a power boost and can be charged for a Sonic Boom. Head home and go to bed, it's been a long day. +++++++++++++ B1I. Hikari Netto, Private I. +++++++++++++ Things don't start out so well for us. Netto falls asleep in class and Yuuichiro gets himself arrested. Well, THAT ain't good. Head home, talk to Haruka then get yourself over to Green Town, we've got a father to save! Get into that courtroom and watch the end of the trial. Poor Yuu. the guy just can't catch a break. But are we going to sit around and watch our father get unjustly convicted? NO! Run forward and talk to the long haired guy, Kenji. After that, head back to Saiba City and go to the Lounge to talk to Mach. Then get back to Class 6-1 and Plug back into the camera. Destroy that computer-like thing and we'll get a chance to look at the video tape so that we can find some evidence to clear Yuu. Once the cut-scene ends, run over to the locker and rescue Kojiro. Now, run downstairs and plug into the main computer and go back to the place where we blew BlastMan off the face of the Net. Talk to that wall with the two blue circles and we'll get yet another recording that proves that Yuu wasn't behind the crime. I thought that Kenji guy was suspicious! Well, we've got the evidence, so let's go tell the judge! Run back to Green City and go to the courtroom... huh? Nobody's home. Well, run back through that door on the right and we get a cut scene. Wha-oh. We'd better get Yuu's name cleared and cleared fast, otherwise... Head through the door on the left. Confront Kenji, then get the hey outta that room! Go back to the front room of the place just outside of the courtroom. You can now enter that doorway on the extreme left. Run around the circle and you'll find that Netto takes special care to obey the "Keep off the grass" law. Check the doorway and we'll discover that we need a password. Nothing's ever easy is it? Head inside and plug into our favorite marble slab. Check with the blue Navi. Keep after him and he'll eventually tell you the password, 153. Go back to the doorway, input the password, and enter the building. Head around the circle and up the ladder, we are rewarded with our cut scene. Netto plugs into the giant hammer and it's mini-game time! This is extremely easy. Every time Rock Man steps on a tile, it sprouts grass. You have to get through this place without stepping on the same panel twice, and the grass marks where you've already been (Maybe this is part of the "Keep off the grass" law?). Now, see those blue buttons? You have to touch them without hitting the same panel twice to open the gate and proceed to the next area. If you do touch the same panel twice, you'll get docked some HP. Just use the "L" button to get the lay of the land and you should get through with little difficulty. Alright, it's time to kick the rear end of the guy who framed Yuu. Huh? What's up with Colonel? But he leaves so we still get to kick this guy's rear! For battle images: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3435 **************************** JudgeMan. **************************** HP: 800 Difficulty: Easy. Attacks: Judge Whip: JudgeMan steps up to the front of his area and throws a whip down the row you're standing on. This gives you a prime chance to nail him with your SlashCross Charge Shot. Judge Book: Alligator books? Whatever. Two books appear and sprout teeth, they race towards you and try to ram you. Mamodo- er, Book Bubble/Fire/Fist: A book appears on the front of JudgeMan's row and lines itself up with you. If any of your attacks hit it, it'll launch a Bubble Row, Fire Arm, or Golem Punch at you, in that order, with each hit. The only real threat here is the Book Bubble/Fire/Fist. Most of the time you can unleash your SlashCross charge shot on him when hes using the Judge Whip. When the Book appears, hit it with a normal buster shot and then dodge whatever it throws at you. After all three attacks are launched, it'll vanish. **************************** Cut scene! RockMan sets things straight, Kenji is arrested, Yuu's freed... and what the Met? Barrel wants to revive the WWW!? Well, we can't do anything about that, so it's time for some more sub-quests, you ready? Head over to the Chip Shop and check the Help Desk, two new one-star missions have popped up. We're going to start with the one just above that lone two-star mission. ***** B1HD5: Gimme a Hand(Out) ***** Reward: None yet. Accept the fourth one star mission then get over to the computer in the Teacher's Lounge where we founght BlastMan. Over in the northwest corner of the first area and you'll see yet another generic Navi. Seems the guy's fallen on hard times and needs a hand. He wants a whopping 10,000 Zenny loan. Kindly pick your jaw up off the floor. Thank you. Trust me on this one, fork over the cash. And DO NOT talk to him again, doing so will wreck everything. We're done, head back to the Help Desk. /o/ ************************** B1HD6: Son of Thunder! ************************** Reward: Regular Memory. Accept the fifth one-star mission, ignore the Email. Go over to SeaSide Area 3 and track down the guy selling Chips and such. There's an Aqua Navi standing beside him, he's the one we want to talk to. Huh? All he wants is a DollThunder A chip? Odds are that you won't have one yet, so keep it in mind as we continue. Once you find one, take it back to him, and get some Regular Memory in exchange. +++++++++++++ B1J. Beast Out of Control! +++++++++++++ Now, head outside and go to the Metro. We get a new area to explore! Whohoo! Go to the new place, Sky Town, talk to Mr. Brown Suit, then head into the elevator. Once it stops, head up the ramps and plug into anything that even looks interesting, raid them for lots of good stuffs. Now, hold on a moment, there's something of importance here. See that shower- like appliance, the third one you come too on the roundabout path? There's a Hell Navi there that will sell you Rush Food for 3000 Zenny a can. What does Rush Food do? The next time you head out onto the Internet, you'll see these strange bone-shaped tiles. Walk up to one and press 'A'. Rock will throw the Rush Food out onto the tile and Rush will pop up and form a tile that you can walk on. One can opens one tile. Not only does this allow you to create a lot of short cuts, it'll also come in handy once we get ready to challenge some secret bosses. Once we're done there, head down the center path to enter the main building. Inspect the air tanks for some HP and then plug into the main computer for some Blue Mystery Data. THEN talk to Mr. Aqua Navi. When the talk finally ends, head off into the elevator. Whoa. kinda creepy in here. Talk to the clown robot; no, just because it is a clown does not mean that you should kill it, for an umbrella... it'll come in handy later... honest. Head southeast and off into the next area. Hit the elevator and note the ten-chip trader. Sweetness. Now, dash over to ye olde satellite dish and plug in! Talk to the Progs for a link, because it'll make your life easier later. Then head out to the next area and get ready for some tough battles. Here you have to find the five brown generic Navis and pass each one's survival battle. Once we beat all five we can access the Ura Net and get whatever it is that we're looking for. Head to the northwest and find your first brown Navi. You'll have to fight three battles in a row. Head to the crossroads we just passed to go southwest, southeast, and northeast. Talk to the brown Navi to for a five round virus battle. Head up the stairs and into the next area. Run southwest and hit the warp, run southwest and USE A FULL RECOVER SUB CHIP! This is vital, up next you've got a difficult ten set battle; trust us, you can't do this on low health. After that, go back to the warp, hit it, and move past the one-way tile. You're dealing with a five round battle this time. Head back and talk to the Aqua Navi, you'll pass the test and get an item. Kojiro's Navi will show up, but they didn't pass the test. They get upset and take off for the Ura Net. Well. we just can't leave them alone so race back to that big white archway at the end of the area and go through. Welcome to hell- er, the Ura Net. Make your way over to the Map, check it, and then go to that solo square platform on the right to the giant Griega and Falzer statues. Cut scene time. Turns out these new punk Navis are part of a cult that worship Greiga and Falzer, oh-kay, whatever floats their boat. Problem is that they know that RockMan has the power of Greiga on his side and they want to take him for something that really wouldn't be good for our health. THAT, my friends, is one boat that we just can't float. and Greiga agrees, Beast Out RockMan appears and starts dishing out pain and punishment. RockMan manages to regain control and collapses from his ordeal. Kojiro's Navi is forced to log out, and RockMan's on his own. This just keeps getting better and better doesn't it? Well, we need to rescue RockMan- again. And for that we need a Navi. Go back to Green Town and commandeer SlashMan. Go to Central Area 3 and then up the staircase, slash that cloud and run back to the Ura Net and from there to the Greiga and Falzer statues. Cut scene. Beat Out Rock tries to destroy SlashMan, but a cloaked Navi intervenes. I don't know about you, folks, but I know that I've seen that sword somewhere before. <_< +++++++++++++ B1K. Braving the Elements +++++++++++++ Same old, same old, school's over and Kojiro's upset over what happened yesterday. Everyone tries to cheer him up. Once we regain control of Netto, head outside and kind of dark isn't it? What the Met?! It starts pouring snow... now it's windy? Rain? Snow? Dark of night? Sounds like a mailman's worst nightmare. Something's up, so head home to find out what. The anchorman actually gets it right by stating that the weather's out of whack. Whaddaya know, the weatherman's right for once. Anyways, hop on over to Sky Town and check out the elevator. It's broken, and since this is an RPG, I'm guessing that we can't wait on a maintenance guy to show up and fix it. Head down the steps and plug into the panel just under the elevator, it's virus busting time! Note that you can talk to Madam Elec now, complete ElecMan's challenge and get Elec Cross, but I don't really recommend that you do so at this time. Head back to the elevator, when it stops head up the ramp and find that your path has been blocked by a round of hijacked machines. Nothing we can't handle, right? Work your way around the outside catwalk and plug into each piece of machinery. Destroy the computer on the inside and then backtrack to the elevator so that you can head up the center area. As soon as we walk in we come across Iris. She pulls her disappearing stunt again. Big surprise there. Head over to the lockers on the right and inspect them to rescue the manager. Go through the left exit and head to the stairs, which promptly collapse. Well, we ain't going that way. Netto decides to jump the gap, but RockMan talks some sense into him at the last moment. Go back to the room that Iris vanished from and plug Rock into the copyroid. Head back to the big yellow globe on the roof, and then off onto that long branching path. You'll trigger a cutscene where RockMan helps Netto jump across the gap... aw... brotherly love... *sniff* On the other side, Netto plugs Rock out of the Copyroid, and then you need to head to the clown computer. When you arrive you meet Mr. Lacking Dental Care. He's ElementMan's operator and the cause of this mess. Plug in and get ready for another mini-game. Here's the deal, inside each section of the computer are eight rainbow pieces, some in the air, some on the ground. Gather all eight pieces with the help of the cloud that is docked at the end of the staircase, then hold down on the "A" button while you fly around. You'll leave rainbow drops behind you. If you can encircle the storm that's rampaging around the area with the rainbow drops, you'll open up the path to the next place. It's not that hard, so just do what you gotta do. There are three areas here, but nothing worth talking about since it's all the same. Once you pass the third area, save your game, refill your health and get ready to pummel a boss. **************************** ElementMan **************************** HP: 900 Difficulty: Moderate Attacks: Twister: He'll send a tornado that circle your outside panels. Lightning Strike: He turns yellow and sends lightning at you a la ElecMan. Ice Breath: He will turn blue, teleport to your side of the field and freeze a column of panels. Meteor: He turns red and drops meteors on you. Wood Tower: He turns green and sends Wood Towers at you. His color denotes which element he is at the time. Purple means he is neutral. Red means his is fire-class. Blue means he is ice-class. Green means he is wood-class. Yellow means he is elec-class. This guy is mean to be a challenge to those of us that abuse the Crosses. But once again we Greiga users have it easy. The first mode he'll go to is his Wood Element, which means that if you get right into Heat Cross you can roast him before he gets too far into his attack pattern. Keep in your center tile as much as possible and you're good to go. *************************** After the fight, RockMan grabs onto ElementMan's Op with the clown computer! But Copyroid Colonel intervenes and frees the Op! What the Met!? You're supposed to be on OUR side Colonel! Colonel tries to attack Netto, but Iris intervenes, whew, that was close; Colonel leaves, but the ground starts shaking. For some reason Iris knows how to stop the earthquake. She does so and then pulls the ShadeMan on us, vanishing from sight. -_-; After the multitude of cut scenes pass, we wind up taking part in a scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunt? Why don't we throw some sub-quests in there while we're at it? ++++++++++++ B1L. A Shocking Cross ++++++++++++ Time to get our next Cross. Head to Sky City and down to the panel where we fixed the elevator. Hang a left and go out onto the helipad. See that? That's Madam Elec, ElecMan's new operator. You know the drill, talk then inspect the panel behind her to gain control of ElecMan. ElecMan sports a nice charge shot. It's his Lightning Strike and auto-hits any and all enemies. Anyways, head out onto the Net and go to Sky City's café. Talk to the dude behind the desk and we get a cut scene where ElecMan blows the fuses of all the lights, now it's up to us to wander around in the dark and collect the batteries needed to restart the lights. The problem? The place is infested with punks. If one of them grabs you, it'll drain your power and the area that you can see will grow smaller. As long as you walk and don't run, you'll be fine since you can outwalk them with ease. Go down the stairs, then head southwest, and bag the batteries. Head towards Area 2 and take the stairs. You should find the final battery. Go to Area 2 and prepare for torture. Go to the northeast platform for your first prize. Then find the Map and head down, you should snag battery #2. Go hit the two warps and pick up battery #3. Head back to the beginning and head to the southeast from the light switch, and your final battery is down the stairs near where the brown Navi we had to challenge was. We're done here. Plug out and fight ElecMan! **************************** ElecMan **************************** HP: 900 Attacks: Electrode: Two electrodes appear in your area. DESTROY THEM. Any lightning attack that hits them will ricochet off at right angles. Lightning Buster: He sends a blast of electricity down a row. Lightning Strike: Yep, lightning rains from the sky. This guy isn't a problem. Just fire up your ranged chips and hit him. He moves slowly, so you can't miss. If you really want to hurt him, fire up SlashCross and nail him with a couple of charge shots. **************************** Congrats, you now have ElecCross at your disposal. ElecCross' charge shot sends electricity down the entire row. All Elec chips get a 50 point boost AND you can charge all neutral element chips. ***** B1HD7. Not so Over-Protective-Father. ***** This is the one-star mission right above those two-star missions. Reward: Regular Memory. You know the drill. Head over to Green Town and head down to the last cut off Tree Stump. Talk to the guy who's standing on it. Seems he's worried about his daughter, who's off on an internet date. We get the awesome job of chaperoning them. Well, plug in somewhere and get over to SeaSide 1. Hit the top warp to get to that lower blue area and go to the northeast corner. Hey, that's my client's daughter! Get your hands off of them, you mugging jerk! Talk to the punk Navi and once the cut scene FINALLY ends, beat the living daylights out of him. Go back to the guy in the brown suit for our reward. ***** B1HD8. Smackdown! ***** Reward: Big Bomb P. Guess what? We're going to get paid to beat up some snobby kid's Net Navi. Head over to Green Town and go to the courtroom. Talk to the girl there then run back to our favorite marble slab. Plug in and get over to Green Area 1. From there, go to the Map, and talk to the orange Navi. The 'Yes' option plunges you into a five-set battle. But that's what we came here to do. Once we win, talk to the girl, get our dough, and head back to the Help Desk. ***** B1HD9. By the Bookie. ***** Reward: 5000 Zenny. You know the routine. Select the eighth one-star mission from the bottom and off we go! Go to Green Town and plug into that slab again. Talk to the brown Navi, then plug out and go to Netto's room, plug in, and go to Central Area 2. See that red punk that sticks out like a sore thumb? Talk to him, say yes, and beat him up. Talk to the green Net Navi and go to SeaSide Area 3. Beat up the Punk again, and we'll get some money. See previous statement about spending said money on Battle Chips. Head back to Green Area's Home Page, give the money to the brown Navi, collect reward. ++++++++++++++ B1M. Scavenger Hunt. ++++++++++++++ Now, go home and plug into your PC. Head to Ura Net one and talk to that punk Navi near the entrance. Then take off for the northwest exit. Talk to the punk, seems we'll need a password to get into the next area... Well, head for Green Town and pay a visit to the dungeon that Yuu was being held at earlier. Talk to the guy at the extreme north and then beat it over to SeaSide City. Talk to the vendor's stand girl three times for a long speech... and we finally get the password. Run all the way back to Ura Net 1 as RockMan and then speak to the gate. Open sesame! Hold the phone! We've got trouble! It's the Greiga cult gang! They come after RockMan, but this time ChargeMan shows up and literally flattens them. Once we get control back, head up the stairs and hang a right. Head down the ramp and swing a left (Rock's left) and continue on. Once you hit the portal that takes you to the second level, walk over to the punks. They seem to be looking at something, walk to the edge, hey, there's an invisible floor here! Grab that gem and plug out. Run out and talk to everyone, you'll get some HP and then it's time to end the day. ++++++++++++ B1N. Home Again, Home Again... ++++++++++++ Cut scene. Seems that fame and fortune have finally found RockMan. Meiru calls and Netto decides to go home for a visit. Now, run over to the Metro and select your fourth and final option. It's time to go home, Netto. After the cut scenes, run around and talk to everyone, then sit through yet another cut scene. Run down and plug into that purple squirrel from the past two games and we'll find ourselves on Akihara's Home Page. Head down to talk to Roll, then hit the warp to visit Akihara's one and only Internet Area. Yep, Akihara got the short end of the stick in this game. At any rate, follow the path around and hit the warp. Talk to the Program behind the gate, then run over to Dekao's HomePage. Check everything and you'll find the key to the gate. Head back and open the gate. Fly little Prog! Be free! ... Or sit there and collect dust, what do I care? Run back to Roll and tell her that you found the Prog. Now that that's done and we have access to Akihara from the rest of the 'Net, go ride those conveyer belts until you get to Yaito's Home Page. Cut scene. Well, in every single RockMan game in existence we have to save Roll-chan from something. EXE 6 is no exception. BlastMan and DiveMan teleport in and kidnap Roll, GutsMan and Glyde! Run back and hit the warp, run through that gate that we opened and then talk to the Navi behind the desk to open up the area to Sky City. Head on through and race over to the Ura Net, we've got friends to save! Once in Ura Net 2, go to the top of the skull-like panel arrangement, save your game and refill your health, because it's time to fight BlastMan and DiveMan again! You DO NOT get a break in between the fights, but then, this is BlastMan and DiveMan we're talking about, so we don't need one. BlastMan has a whooping 800 HP this time, but he's still a pushover. The only difference is that now his fireballs can come from any direction, but he still gives you plenty of time to hide behind the blocks. DiveMan packs 1000 HP this time, but he deserves a handicap since we've got ElecCross on our side. Elec beats Water, so get into Elec Cross and fry that submarine sandwich whenever he surfaces. If you don't already hate CircusMan, you will now. That blasted clown shows up and absorbs RockMan like he did Falzer! +++++++++++ B1O. Rescue RockMan- Again! +++++++++++ Cut scene time. Once that's over with, go home. You'll get and EMail. run over to SeaSide City and head down the walkway... Wuh- oh, this ain't good. Beast Out RockMan is in the REAL WORLD via Copyroid! With Iris' help, Netto manages to talk RockMan down, but the WWW captures RockMan all over again. After we get the Email from Mach, run back to Sky Town and head for that area where we jumped from one building to the next with Copyroid RockMan's aid. A lot of dialogue follows, and then Mach takes off. Well, we have to get to Central Area 3... Grab the Net Navi of your choice and head over to Central 3. Go up to that three panel ledge leading off into the abyss and talk to the Net Cop there. Plug out and go to school. Head to school and run to the Teacher's Lounge. We've got to get past that security robot, so run back to the lobby and talk to Kojiro. Kojiro decides to help us as only he can, he gets into trouble. Instantly he's surrounded by security bots. But since those stupid buckets of bolts are busy with Kojiro, we're free to skeedaddle back to the lounge and fly through that back door. Circle around the hallway and go through that door on the right. Cut scene. Folks, if you didn't figure out who Mr. Short, Cloaked and Ballcap was before this, hang your head in shame. Enzan gives us the rundown on the situation, and guess where Shun got the idea for Gospel in EXE 2? Yep, he heard about Greiga, because judging from the cut scenes, both beings were formed in the same way. Falzer I'm not too sure about, but at any rate, things are going to go from bad to worse if we don't do something soon. Now, grab a Net Navi and run back to Central 3. I took SlashMan, simply because his charge shot is useful for what we're about to do. Go back to Central Area 3 and leap off of the edge of that abyss. Houston, we have a spy on our tail. Is that the Ghostbuster's music I hear- again? Yep, time for this ghost mess again. Seriously, folks, there is no good way to get through here. I've tried several combos but I've always come out severely battered, if I came out at all. You'll have to bring several Full Recover Sub Chips and work your way through here as best you can. Once you get to the end of the line, we run right smack dab into RockMan. But evidently Greiga has taken a liking to our not-so-quaint surroundings and doesn't want to leave- he breaks out into Beast Out RockMan and we fight! *************************** Greiga Best Out RockMan. *************************** HP: 900 Difficulty: For being the biggest, baddest thing on the Net, Greiga Beast Out Rock is actually easy pickings if you're an average player. I went into this battle with no preperation, no idea what was about to happen and I walked away with 100 HP and a victory on my first try. Attacks: Beast Slash: He'll teleport around for somewhere around five times then pop over into the space in front of you and slash twice, once at Long Sword range, once at Wide Sword range. This attack stuns, and if Rock hits you, he'll probably launch into attack #2. Beast Buster: You know what this is. ThunderBall: Why the Met is this here? Beast Out Rock rolls one of those oh-so-slow thunder balls at you. Now you know why I told you to bring SlashMan. If you park yourself in your center column your charge shot will always hit him. Seriously, Beast Out Rock isn't that tough. Just wait for Rock to teleport over to your side of the field, then dodge the Beast Slash and launch into your attacks. If you listened to me and brought SlashMan, bring some Buster Ups to help dish out the punishment. **************************** Alright, Rock's back to normal! We're good to go- NO! Not that blasted clown again! CircusMan shows up and launches into his horrid dance, but Blues shows up and scares him off. CircusMan scrams, but now Colonel shows up and takes out Blues! What is with this guy? Well, it's come down to it. We have no choice in the matter, let's bust Colonel's chops! **************************** Colonel. **************************** HP: 1200 Difficulty: Medium Attacks: Colonel Missile: Colonel points his buster at the sky and fires missiles. The missiles will curve around and hit the panels you're standing on. Screen Divide: He'll fire one of his funny little Sonic Booms at you. The panels he will hit flash a second before they get hit. You can usually avoid this by standing in the front-center of your area. Colonel Army: A Met Hat pops up at the end of a row and takes pot shots down said row. Step aside or blast it before it gets a chance. Has Colonel been taking lessons from Craft or something? He's got the cannon bit down pat. Anyways, he's been toned way, way, down from EXE 5- and even then he was a pushover. He's as slow as molasses and he stands still a good deal of the time. *************************** Colonel runs off, Netto and Barrel talk. Barrel goes back to the WWW. Bummer. +++++++++++++ B1P. Death Train +++++++++++++ Cut scene where Iris saves us from the WWW whack jobs. Time for our final two Crosses, whoot! Head off to SeaSide City. Go down into the Aquarium and then into the third area. See the train conductor guy? Talk to him and then check the vending machine. We take control of ChargeMan! ChargeMan's charge shot sends him racing down the row to ram anything in his path. Hit the warp and we find ourselves in the Ura Net. Skedaddle off of that platform and head down to the lower area. See that yellow BBS that wasn't there before? That is your station, your mission, whether you accept it or not, is to take the Progs down the train track to the next station. If you hit a rock, you lose a Prog, if you hit a Met, you lose a Prog, if you fail to pick up a Prog... well, you get the idea. You can charge your buster while on the tracks to break through rocks and Mets. Area one is a snap, talk to the BBS again to head off onto Area 2. Here Mets will drop onto the track and try to ram you. Talk to the BBS one more time and we're on the final leg of the journey. It may take you several tries, but there's really nothing too difficult about it. Just keep your charge shot going and you're fine. Talk to the conductor and let's battle! *************************** ChargeMan *************************** HP: 1000 Difficulty: Extremely easy if you bring some Panel Outs into this battle. A fight otherwise. Attacks: Burning Coal: He'll race by you and lob chunks of coal in your direction. Crazy Loco: He'll charge at you on one row . Train Charge: He'll race down one row with train cars on the other two rows. It can be easy or hard to dodge depending on the random timing of this attack. Look over those attacks, notice anything that they all have in common? Yep. They're ALL ground based. Meaning that if you knock out the center column of tiles, he can't touch you. Get into a Cross, bash those tiles, and take him down. *************************** ChargeCross get! ChargeCross is a fun Cross. Fire Chips can be charged to up their power by 100 points, your charge shot makes Rock invincible and sends him flying down the length of four panels. Head for school and enter that room beside Hinoken's office. Talk to the punk with the blue hair and then examine the PC to get control of KillerMan. Oh boy, the Grim Reaper in Net Navi form. Let me tell you now, Killer's charge shot is beyond useless. It forms a Wide Sword attack two panels ahead of you, or think of it as a DreamSword that doesn't hit the column in front of you. Not only is this a pain to aim, the damage done is pathetically weak. Stick to chips. Head off into the Ura Net and get ready for your mini-game. Inside of the two sections of the Ura Net are sixteen punks that we are going to put out of business. In other words, we're going to kill them. Fun, huh? While here, press and hold A' to make KillerMan vanish from sight. Note that you can't move while you're invisible. Sneak up on the punk Net Navi and use the invisible technique to hide from them. When you get close, mash the A' button and Killer will live up to his name. If they see you, then you'll have to fight a painful virus battle, but you still kill them. It's easy, and there's nothing for us to really walk you through. Plug out, and fight! **************************** KillerMan: **************************** HP: 800 Difficulty: Medium. Attacks: Ghosts: He'll summon three ghosts that move down your rows. They vanish with a normal buster shot. Killer Death Beam: He'll drop a targeting square on the field. If it hits you, then it'll stun you and Killer will attack. Killer Scythe: He'll use his Charge Shot on you. Just attack him head on. There's really nothing you have to worry about since you can fight your way through the ghosts and dodge everything else easily. *************************** KillerCross get! KillerCross powers up all targeting chips, such as the magnum. Your charge shot is the Killer Death Beam that dishes out an extreme amount of damage, but nails you to the floor until the attack finishes, and this is a LONG attack so be careful. Now, let's break off and get some more of those sub-quests done, shall we? ************************* B1HD10. Help Task #9: Hot Potato! ************************* Reward: Compression Code. This one's bizarre. That's all I'm going to say. Head over to SeaSide City and run past the receptionist's desk and go to that area where we had to find the seal's ball. Talk to the slightly edited EXE 4 person. From there, go to school and drop by classroom 6-2. Talk to Chubby and we're rewarded with potatoes... riiiiight... Take them 'taters back to the EXE 4 person in SeaSide City and collect our reward. Honestly, folks, the only thing I can come up with is that she forgot her lunch and Junior took it to school. ************************** B1HD11. Help Task #10: Sing Me a Song. ************************** Reward: Regular Memory. Time for an easy mission, one that actually makes sense. Accept our last one-star Help Task and then race over to Sky Area's Cafe (that area by the welcome sign). Talk to the generic Navi on the extreme north of the area select the following options: 2, 1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 1. We just helped this guy compose a song. Go us! We also just finished our one-star missions. Since there aren't a lot of them, let's go ahead and do the two-star missions, shall we? ************************** B1HD12. Help Task #11: Sell your Gun Del Sol! ************************** Same deal, select the two-star mission that's closest to the bottom and we'll work our way up towards the top. Reward: HP Memory. Accept our first two-star mission and we're good to go. Head over to Central 1 and drop by the Map. Talk to the Net Navi nearby and fork over a Gun Del Sol 1 C chip and collect our reward. Simple, huh? Back to the Help Desk! ************************** B1HD13. Help Task #12: Fish Food. ************************** Reward: Number Trader Code for HP+200 NCP. Get ready, this one's a pain. Head over to SeaSide City and enter the aquarium. Find the Chubby Kid and talk to him (I found him just inside the Aquarium, but a friend found him down near the fish vendor...), he wants us to order food for him online. Well, we gotta get some fish for Tubby, so run over to that green panel next to the door to the Marine Show and plug in. Get over to SeaSide 1 and drop down to the lower blue area. Here's the deal, there are four vendors down here. Each one sells stuff for different prices. We've got to pick out an assortment of food for our chubby friend that doesn't go over 10,000 Zenny. Here's the layout I'm using: Option #1|Option #3 Option #2|Cancel And here's the combo that worked for me: Pink Navi: Buy Option #1 and Option #2. Green Navi: Buy Option #2 and Option #1. Hell Navi: Option #1. Aqua Navi: Option #3 and Option #2. Brown Navi: Option #2. Plug out, talk to Chubby and get our reward. ************************** B1HD14. Help Task #13: Lights, Camera! ************************** Reward: HP Memory. Ready for our acting debut? Get over to SeaSide and plug into the green screen, make your way over to the north corner of SeaSide's Home Page and we come across a film crew... Seems that their star is out of the running and they want us to fill in. Filming starts and RockMan forgets his lines. Lend him a hand by picking these options: 1, 3, 2. FIGHT! Select the following options: 3, 2. Collect your HP Memory and get back to the Chip Shop. ************************** B1HD15. Help Task #14: WTF? ************************** Reward: 10 Bug Frags. Yet another bizzare mission... I hope the English game clears this mess up. 'Cuz it's got me bamboozled. Get to Green Area 2 and work your way around to that giant tree in the center of the area. Talk to the Brown Navi and he'll give you something. From here, go to SeaSide 3 and head for that water spout that we got the water to restore RockMan from. Along the way, we'll come across a bucket of water. A Program will pop out of the bucket and then launch into a speech. Once that's done, go back to Green Area 2, give the whatever back to the Brown Navi and shebang, we're done. As NotJim would do, *waves WTF flag wildly* ************************** B1HD16. Help Task #15: Win the lottery? ************************** Reward: Variable amount of Zenny. I think this one is random. The people I checked this with all chose different options and all came up with different results. Anyways, get over to the Sky Area Cafe and talk to Ms. Generic Pink Navi. Exchange words with her and then get over to the exit to Ura Net 2. Talk to the Hell Navi there and then you'll be presented with three options. Pick one and go back to the Pink Navi for a nice sum of Zenny. ************************** B1HD5A. Help Task #4: Gimme a hand(out) ************************** Reward: 100,000 Zenny. Yep, go back to the Navi we forked out that 10,000 Zenny to. In case you forgot, he's in the northwest corner of the school computer. He's back on his feet, and gives us a whopping 100,000 Zenny! Not a bad interest rate, huh? ************************** B1HD17. Help Task #16: Whoa, deja vu. ************************** Reward: HP Memory. Third two-star mission from the top. Head over to SeaSide City and- hey, there's someone minding the Fish Stand! Talk, then plug in. Greiga users, remember those kettle viruses? THEY'RE BACK! Three of them have infested this stand. Find 'em, heat 'em up, blow 'em up. Plug out, reward get, head back to the Chip Shop! ************************** B1HD18. Help Task #17: Haven't we done this before? ************************** Reward: Spreader 3. Get your tail over to Sky Area's Home Page. Talk to the Hell Navi there- huh? HE'S our client? Seems he's worried about his daughter... whoa, who knew that Hell Navi's could feel like this? Head back to that giant tree in Green Area 2. Talk to the Pink Navi there, then hightail it back to the Hell Navi on Sky's Home Page. Pink Navi will be there this time, problem is, she's being harrassed by a couple of punk Navi. You guessed it, it's up to us to bust their chops. You'll find the two trouble-makers over in Sky Area 1. Talk to them, wipe them both out, report back to the boss. ************************** B1HD19. Help Task #18: Viral Symphony. ************************** Reward: Regular Memory. Visit Classroom 6-2, plug into the blackboard. Check with the green Net Navi there, he wants three chips: Ouenka Z, Discord S, Timpani T. If you've already beaten the final boss, prepare for torture. Ouenka and Discord can be found in Central Area and Akihara, but the Timpani can only be found in Area Zero- but usually in the wrong code. To get to Area Zero, go to Green Area 2 and examine the back of that tree. Select 'yes' and you'll wind up in Area Zero. Now, I cannot stress this enough: DO NOT STRAY FAR FROM THE ENTRANCE!!!! I'm dead serious, don't go outside of the initial loop unless you have done some serious levelling up, and by that I mean you have over 1000 HP, and have a good deck. Forte's lurking back in there, and if you go too far, you'll wind up as smear marks on his boots. Once you get a Timpani chip, you can order it from the Chip Shop in the correct code. If you've already beaten the final boss, then you can't use the order system- which means that you're stuck until one of the Timpani viruses drops their chip in the T code. +++++++++++++ B1Q. The Beginning of the End +++++++++++++ Now, go back to the Ura Net and go to the BBS, you'll end up fighting punk Navis on the way. Check it, read the top post and then run back to the helipad where Madam Elec likes to hang out. We just saved Colonel and Iris from a watery grave, go us! Once we regain control run out and talk to Kojiro, Iris, and Chibi Higure.. STOCK UP ON SUB CHIPS NOW. Go home and plug into the PC. Check the Email, go to Akihara and track down Blues, Roll, Glyde, and GutsMan, then go to bed. We get a cut scene where Meiru and co. scare Netto awake. Go to the bird statue for a cut scene, then head off to the northwest area of the map. That barrier is gone, so head on through. Whoo... Copyroid. He'll talk for a while and then the guys take off in one direction while the girls go another, leaving us alone by ourselves. Bummer. Anyway, run over to the buildings that look like mini Sky Towns, SeaSide Areas, Green Town, and Central Area. You have to find the desk in each one and get something from it. Why? Who knows. The desk in Green Town is right inside the exit, Sky Town's is at the top of the clouds to the left of the clown computer, look on the east corner of SeaSide Town's area for your final desk. Head outside and we get a cut scene. Iris gets antsy. And then in walks none other than Dr. Wily himself! All of the Copyroids get commandeered by Hell Navis, and they kidnap our friends! Netto is saved by Copyroid Blues, and then Netto and Enzan scram to hide out in the school. After Mach saves us, head down to the Teacher's Lounge. If you're stupid enough to walk right up to one of the punk Navi and talk to it, you'll get plunged into a normal virus battle... how the Met does that work? Anyways, once you arrive and by pass the cut scene, run up to the office where Enzan arrested those crooks. Examine the bookcase and look at that yellow book. Hey, who would have thought that that strange yellow book that sticks out like a sore thumb would cause a secret passage to reveal itself? Cut scene. Head into the secret passage and we come upon the WWW! They escape through the SeaSide building and screw up the path so that we can't follow. Pffffft. Do they really expect that to stop us? Plug into the monitor and it's time for the Fish Food mini-game again! Remember this place? Good. Program number one is found to the south. Grab him and dump him in the third tank. Our second Fish Food Prog is to the southwest, plop him in the second tank. Finally, the last Prof is just on the other side of that bridge in the northern corner. He goes in tank # 3 and get the surprise of your life. What's HE doing here? Anyways, fix the path, plug out and go after them creeps! Same deal, the WWW blocks the path and we plug in to fix it. It's the Green Town "Don't-step-on-the-same-panel-twice" deal. Nothing at all to worry about, just use the "L" button to look around first. After the third area, stop and refill your HP. Boss fight! Get ready to throw the book at JudgMan! *************************** JudgeMan EX. *************************** HP: 1100 Attacks: Same as before. He has more HP and he's faster, but other than that, he's exactly the same as before. Just use the same strategy as last time. *************************** You know the drill, next area, path is blocked, plug in. It's the "rainbow-circle-the-storm" deal. Clear the game then come across ElementMan. FIGHT! **************************** ElementMan EX **************************** HP: 1300 Attacks: Same as before. He's bigger, he's faster, and he's stronger. You cannot just sit tight and wipe him out like you did last time. The HeatCross trick is almost since ElementMan changes modes so fast that you'll rarely get more than one shot in at him per mode. Be fast and pack chips that cover a large area like Air Spins or Magnums, you'll need all the range you can get. **************************** Move on to the next comp. Whoa. This is BlastMan's stage. Same deal, the sparks announce the arrival of the attacks, hide behind the blocks. The steel blocks are few and far between this time, so don't hesitate when the sparks appear, keep running and you'll come across a block. The attacks deal 100 HP damage this time, so I hope that you took our earlier advice and bought a lot of sub chips. Instead of flaming Progs, we have to find the three ghosts and talk to them to start a virus battle. We win, we proceed. Once you destroy the last ghost, refill your health and go to challenge the boss. It's CircusMan... the one who started this mess by reviving Greiga and Falzer. The one who kidnapped Rock twice and absorbed him once. The one who threw Beast Out RockMan into the real world in Copyroid form... This clown deserves to die for all that he's put us through... Kill. Him. Kill! Him! KILL HIM! KILL HIM! KEEEEL HEEEEEEM! **************************** CircusMan EX **************************** HP: 1200 Difficulty: Hard. He's faster, stronger, and as annoying as ever. The only new trick he has up his sleeve is that the Tent Attack comes down three times in a row instead of once. All of his attacks are grouped into threes. He'll use his Hand Clap attack three times, three Burning Hoop attacks, and then the tent. Go Beast Over for a very satisfying finish. **************************** Doesn't it feel good just to sit there and watch that clown explode? Cut scene, Copyroid Roll, Glyde and GutsMan save us from some Punk Navi while Blues saves Kojiro and Chibi Higure. ++++++++++++ B1R. Final Chaos ++++++++++++ This is it, make any last minute changes to your Navi Customizer or folder now. Through that door lies the final boss of the game. When you're ready to proceed, head through. Cut scene. Wily wants to bring Greiga and Falzer into the real world via Copyroid... He succeeds with Falzer, then Greiga frees himself from RockMan and enters the other Copyroid. Barrel shows up, he's come to his senses but is extremely weak. Iris is also here, turns out that she's a Net Navi in Copyroid clothing and I'm told that she's Colonel's sister or something. At any rate, Colonel and Iris turn on Wily and plug into Falzer to destroy him from the inside, leaving us to handle Greiga. Plug in. Head forward. Colonel and Iris are taking down Falzer, so it's up to us to handle Greiga. Battle Routine Set, Execute. **************************** Greiga. **************************** HP: 2500 Difficulty: Hard. Attacks: 1: Greiga leaps up and comes crashing down, causing two pieces of rock to fall onto the tiles you're standing on or around. 2: Greiga's tail snaps forward and fires at the column you're standing on. 3: The beast will send an Electric Beam that acts a lot like Elec Man's Lightning Buster and Electrodes. 4: Greiga will race down your row, crash into the end, and cause a lot of stone blocks to drop down on you. 5: He'll vanish, then his claws will swipe at you and his head will try to ram you. 6: Gospel Breath. He'll flood your side of the field with fire. The only safe spots are on the top and bottom right corners. This is it, the final fight of the game. I'll lay it out to you straight, obstacle chips like Time Bomb or Black Bomb won't take effect in this fight and you cannot use an Area Steal here. Because of the nature of Greiga's attacks, he is never around for you to attack him unless he's pulling his 2, 3, or 6th attack. And then you cannot strike him head on because you cannot line yourself up with his head without getting hit, so chips like Yoyos and Cannons are worthless to you in this fight. That said, you MUST bring chips that strike a large area like Wide Blades or Air Spins, and chips that auto-hit like the Fire Punch. As towards Crosses, I played through this fight several times with different Crosses. Killer, Heat, and ElecCross will not work in this fight. They strike the panel ahead of you, and that won't do. ChargeCross has somewhat of a use since it boosts all fire chips by 100, and that can help the Fire Hits somewhat. It's almost as if this battle was designed for SlashCross. Nine times out of ten, SlashCross' charge shot can hit Greiga for an instant 100 point damage. Plus, SlashCross can charge up swords for a Sonic Boom, which means that you can almost always strike Greiga no matter where you are on the field. Also, I have noticed that your positioning on the field seems to influence the attacks that Greiga will use against you. If you're on the back row, odds are that he'll use the Gospel Breath. In the center row he tends to use the tail cannon attack, and if you're on the front row he'll break out the lightning. This is by no means a perfect method of guessing his attacks, but it does seem to tip the odds in which attack he'll select to use against you. Also, DO NOT go Beast out in this battle. Doing so is suicide. If you do Beast Out, Rock will race straight up to Greiga and attack, which means that he'll get nailed by whatever Greiga throws at us. **************************** ++++++++++++++ BNQ. The End of the Game ++++++++++++++ *END OF GAME SPOILERS* Greiga refuses to give up and takes over RockMan again. Iris explains that although she is only a Net Navi, Netto touched her heart while she was in the real world and showed her what true friendship was. She wants to free Rock and Colonel agrees. Iris and Colonel fuse together and literally rip Greiga out of RockMan's body. Owie. RockMan plugs out, but Colonel and Iris are destroyed along with Greiga and Falzer. Barrel wakes up and throws Netto out of the room, which explodes and presumably kills Barrel and Wily. Man, what a sad ending. Netto and his family go back to Akihara! Netto introduces Copyroid RockMan to his friends as Saito... And Netto and RockMan think that they hears Iris' voice for a moment. If you're fortunate enough to know Japanese, you get the rundown on what the future holds for Netto and co. But, here are the basics from what I'm told, Netto and Meiru hook up and have a child (named Raito). Well, there you have it. You have just officially beat EXE 6 and wiped the Net with Greiga. There are still things to do, places to see, vampires to slay, and Forte to whip. But that's something we'll cover in a moment. For now, savor your victory and we'll end with the hope of the next EXE game being as fun as this one was. Plug in, RockMan.EXE! Transmission! ++++++++++++ B1R. After the Final Boss. ++++++++++++ So now what? We've whipped Greiga's tail, saved the world, and we've got the Mark of Greiga on our game screen. Where do we go from here? The answer is obvious, back to the Help Desk! ~/o/ Now that we've got the Mark of Falzer, we can finish this list of chores off. THEN we'll challenge some secret bosses. We'll start at the bottom three-star mission and head upwards. ************************** C1HD20. Help Task #19: Are We There Yet? ************************** Reward: HP Memory. Head over to Green Town and pay a visit to that sawed off stump next to the sub chip dealer. Talk to the client there and then head to our favored marble slab and plug in. Go to Green Area 2, and go to that big tree again. Examine the two trees on the northeast side to get a capsule of some kind. Take that back to our client and we're done. ************************** C1HD21. Help Task #20: What's your Number? ************************** Reward: Millionare NCP. Visit the Aquarium over in SeaSide City and drop by ye olde popcorn stand. Plug in and talk to the green Net Navi. As near as I can tell, he wants a password. Since I couldn't make heads or tails of most of the conversation, I just reset the game until I stumbled across the password: 564. And no, it did not take me five hundred and sixty-three tries to get it right. It took me five hundred and sixty-four tries. (I'm joking, I'm joking...) ************************** C1HD22. Help Task #21: O. I. C. U. ************************** ^ Because I'm running out of catchy titles. Reward: Roll, Colonel, and Blues Chips. We need to get to SeaSide. Talk to the guy in the brown suit next to the trash cans, once we're done with that, run over to the guy in the green suit and talk with him three times. Go back to Mr. Brown suit. For some oddball reason, we have to go to up to the vending machine by the Metro, check it, and then go back down to where Mr. Brown suit is again. (Thank you, Laser, for telling me this.) Head through that door by the Fish Vendor and continue on until we get find Green Shirt. Talk to him twice and plug into the thing behind him. Head through the area and emerge in Central Area 2. Knock the Hell Navi's heads together, get the data, and then go back to our client. Roll, Colonel, and Blues chips! In the "*" code! \o/ SCORE! ************************** C1HD23. Help Task #22: Skull-duggary. ************************** Reward: Ultime Custom NCP (allows you to choose from 10 chips). Get ready for another bizarro mission. What is it with these? Make your way over to Classroom 1-1. Yack with the old woman there, then get your tail end over to Ura Net 2. Climb up to the top of the skull tiles and examine the middle tile between the two holes that make up the eyes. We get something... morbid. Take that data back to the old woman and she vanishes. *Waves WTF Flag again* ************************** C1HD24. Help Task #23: Divorce Court. ************************** Reward: Number Trader code for a Charge Max NCP. Exit the chip shop and talk to the generic kid just across the street. From there, go to Green Town and exchange words with the lady in front of the flowers. From what I gather and am told, she's the kid's mother and isn't on the best of terms with her hubby. We've got to smooth things over- fun, huh? Go to Akihara in the real world, talk to the old lady near Yai's house. Go back to Green Town and talk to the lady by the flowers to get a flower. Go back to Saiba City and talk with the kid near the Chip Shop. Give the flower to the kid, who in turn uses it to stop his parents from fighting. We get a number code for all of this hassle. x_x ************************** C1HD25. Help Task #24: Buy it in Bulk. ************************** Reward: HP Memory. Pay a visit to Sky Town, drop by the satellite and exchange words with the Orange Net Navi. We need the following chips: Recovery 80 H Deathmatch A Bubble Wrap Q Attack +30 * Discord S Well, we've definately got Discord S's coming out our ears... There's a green Navi in Sky Town's Home Page who will give you the DeathMatch for a Panel Return, and everything else you should have by now. Fork 'em over and get the hey outta there. ************************** C1HD26. Help Task #25: Running shoes! ************************** Reward: Number Trader Code for Spin Yellow Parts. Last one. Get over to Sky Town and visit the room with the Clown Computer, go outside, exchange words with the generic sprite person, head back inside and plug into the Clown Computer. Talk to the Hell Navi in the first area, then get over to Ura Net 1. There's a red Hell Navi over by that Purple Mystery Data that I've been too lazy to open, chat with him and exchange the data for another item. Go back to the Clown Computer and talk with the Hell Navi there, exchange the item you got from Ura Net Punk for yet another item. Now, go to Green Area 2 and drop by the Cafe, talk with Ms. Pink Navi and swap items once again. Ferry this item back to the Clown Computer and talk to the Hell Navi there. Go to Green Town and circle all the way back around to the Judgment Computer. That giant thing we plugged into to defeat JudgeMan. Go to the third area and talk to the Aqua Navi there, go BACK to the Clown Computer and go to the third area of the Clown Computer. Talk to the Hell Navi to start a fight and wipe the floor with him... Plug out, talk to our client and get a number trader code. ++++++++++++ C2. What's your Forte? ++++++++++++ Well, we just finished off the Help Board, so stop off at Meiru's house in Akihara to get a spiffy new Roll V3. Chaud's outside of Netto's house, you can challenge him for Blues' chip. NOW We're ready to tackle some secret bosses! Plug in from the local of your choice and then get over to Green Area 2. Go to that central platform with that massive tree and examine the back of it. An option box will pop up, select 'Yes' and we'll find ourselves in... Internet Area Zero. Spooky. Definately spooky. Head forward and around until a Cut Scene triggers... Has Forte been taking lessons from The Count? He's sleeping in a stone coffin... At any rate, he must have woken up on the wrong side of the stone box, so let's smack him down! Look here for Attack Pictures: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?p= 109681 ************************ Forte ************************ HP: 1800 Difficutly: Hard. Attacks: Air Burst: He'll whip out his busters and target multiple, random tiles on your side of the field. Hell's Rolling: Two black wheels will fall from the sky to Forte's side of the field and then try to ram you. Forte's hand will glow purple right before they launch, so hit his HARD to stop him from summoning the attack. Dark Sword: Forte zips to his front column and launches a Dark DreamSword at you. Hide in your back column. Golem Punch: He'll smash a stone fist onto one of your rows, cracking the panels. I cannot stress this enough: DEFENSE CHIPS! You won't last long without them. Invis and barriers. If you get the timing down, then you can interrupt all of his attacks and escape without a scratch, but good luck trying. ************************* Forte'll vanish in a blast of light, leaving behind this big black key. What's the key open? The answer can be found at... +++++++++ C3. The Immortal Area. +++++++++ Time for our date with a vampire. Head to Central Area 3 and jump down that big hole, like we did during the "Rescue RockMan- Again!" scenerio. Make your way to the second area and go to the north corner. That purple gate? The big black key opens it. Head on through and prepare to enter... THE TWILIGHT ZONE! Sorry... I just had to... Actually, we are now standing in The Immortal Area. Nice graphics, huh? Go northwest and follow the path around until you come to a platform that has one of those freaky purple warp holes. Cut scene. The Count arrives! And boy is he unhappy. Django just beat him over pretty good, and manged to escaped into our world. So now it's our turn to beat him up! ************************ The Count. ************************ HP: 1500 Difficulty: Easy. Attacks: FireBalls: He'll hold out his hands and a flock of fireballs will fly at you. Sometimes he'll fire one round, sometimes he'll rapid-fire them. Lightning: Remember ThunderMan's "+" shaped lightning burst? The Count stole it. Spikes: A sequence of panels will flash, and then spikes will explode out of said panels. Let me tell you now, you have no hope of winning. Nope, none, zilch, nada. You can't succeed. Why? Because your losing is a part of the storyline. All you have to do is stay alive for five turns. ************************* None of our attacks can hurt him, and then The Count pins down RockMan. He's just about to wipe us out, when Django arrives! The Solar Boy smacks The Count down and The Count vanishes. After a bit of discussion, we learn that Django's buddy, Otenko, was kidnapped by that blasted Count and imprisoned. We need to rescue him. Time to rescue a SunFlower! And to do that, we need to get to Area Zero! +++++++++ C4. Area Zero. +++++++++ There are three parts to Area Zero. Area 1, Area 2, and Area 0, where Forte was before we beat the living daylights out of him. To get to Area Zero 1, go to Ura Net 1. Head over to the lower, northwest corner of the area. See that Rush Road? Open it with some Rush Food, then head over to that new area and talk to the Hell Navi; he'll sell us the WWW ID so that we can open all of those skull gates you've seen everywhere. There's Zenny, HP+200 NCP, HP+300 and a Holy Panel chip behind them there gates. But that's not why we're here. Continue on until you run right smack dab into that purple gate. We need a password. After a bit of finangling, I found the code to be "729", go through and raid that area for goodies. Once you're done, head back to Ura Net 1 and pay a visit to Ura Net 2. Again we need a password, but I'll save you the trouble and tell you that it's "012". Continue on into Area Zero 2 and look around. Hey, there's Django's buddy, Otenko! Rock will spring Otenko from the prison and the SunFlower will run off to rejoin Django. Seems like a good idea, so let's go back to The Immortal Area! Once you arrive at The Immortal Area, head back to that platform where we met The Count the first time. Django will unleash the Pile Driver to weaken The Count, and tell us to take him out. Shall we start wailing on them now? The fight is the same thing as last time. Same speed, same attacks, the only difference is that this time we CAN hurt The Count. So dish out the pain and punishment. Cut Scene. Django and RockMan finish The Count off, then Django and Otenko head back to their world. Collect your reward and get out of there. ++++++ C5. Treble and a Bass. ++++++ What? There's more? Yes, sir or Ma'am. And what's left is going to kick your rear end, and kick it hard. But if you actually win, the rewards are oh-so satisfying. Before we proceed, it's time for a lot of drudgery. We need all 100 standard chips, all of the Mega class chips, and a special Machine Sword Chip. Sure you want to go through with this? Details of where to look for these chips can be found here: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3496 Once you have them all, proceed to Ura Net 2 and go to the top of the skull panels. Look on the left corner and a new purple gate will appear. This is what we needed the Machine Sword chip for. Welcome to Ura Net 3. Save yourself some trouble and look here for pictures of where to go: http://www.exehq.com/rforum/viewtopic.php?t=3496 Ura Net Three is packed with invisible panels. But most of them are in obvious places. Run around and head towards the center platform. THAT is one freaky hole. Jump in. Welcome to the future. This place is the graveyard for all of the Navis of the previous EXE games. Creepy, huh? ++++++ C6. The Graveyard ++++++ Head forward and continue on until you come across a purple gate. It will open if you have all of the Mega Class Chips. Enter Graveyard 2. Continue forward, this time you'll run into a gate that requires you to have all of the Standard Chips. Continue forward, but stop when you reach a big slope. SAVE YOUR GAME NOW! Go up the ramp. HOLD THE PHONE! That's Forte! And he wants to kill us again! ************************** Forte SP ************************** HP: 27000 Difficulty: HARD Attacks: Everything's the same as last time, except he's gone and stolen Colonel's Tank Cannon. He's bigger, he's badder, he's faster, he's stronger. Once again, Defense chips are a must. ************************** IF you win, Forte'll vanish, leaving his chip behind. That does it, people, we're all set for the Final Challenge. +++++ C7. The Final Challenge +++++ Refill your health, save, take a break, whatever, but don't continue until you're ready to get you tail kicked again. Head to Underground Area 2 and stop at the bottom of that ramp where we fought Beast Out RockMan. SAVE YOUR GAME. This is your last chance to back out, going up that ramp is suicide. I'm serious, by going up that slope, you are killing yourself. But, since I'm tired of living anyway, let's go up the ramp. Cut Scene. Holy rabies, BatMan! Beast Out RockMan appears before us! And there's Forte, too! And Forte's absorbed whatever was left of Greiga and Falzer! AND they want to kill us? Kinda makes you wish that you hadn't gone up the ramp, doesn't it? ***************** Beast Out RockMan. ***************** HP: 1800 Difficulty: Medium/Hard He's exactly the same as before, just slightly faster. The same strategy applies, wait for him to attack, then dodge and counter. ****************** That wasn't the hard part, folks. Here comes the real problem, FORTE BX! ****************** Forte BX. ****************** HP: 3400 Difficutly: HARD. Attacks: Same as before, but this time he'll sport Greiga and Falzer's trademark attack depending on your version. It'll be either the Gospel Breath or Falzer Cannon. ****************** IF you win, you'll get the final chip of the game: Colonel's Army Q. There are no more secrets to unlock, you've done it all. Congratulations. ++++++++++++ D1. HP Memory Locations ++++++++++++ Special thanks to one of our mods, Synchro-kun, for getting this information. 01. BMD at Robot Control Computer 1. (Blastman's place.) 02. BMD at Seaside Area 1. (Right below the portal to the lower Area, there is an invisble road that carries to a platform containing the HP memory.) 03. Aquarium HP. 04. BMD at Classroom 1-2's main computer. 05. Received from the girl in Judgeman's scenario. 06. BMD at Greenland's HP. 07. BMD at Judgement Computer 2. 08. Air Can things at the operatoring room of Sky Town. (Those yellow and green pipes.) 09. BMD at Weather Control Computer 2. 10. Received after getting MoonStone. 11. In front of Dakao's house. 12. BMD in Principal's Computer. 13. BMD in Pavilion's Computer 3. 14. Popcorn Dealer Computer. (Located in the Aquarium.) 15. BMD in Green Area 2. 16. BMD in Undernet 3. 17. BMD in Underground Area 2. 18. In Sky Area 1, drink the Coffee at the Coffe Shop several times to obtain the HP memory. 19. Shop in Central Area 2 for 1000Z. 20. Shop in Central Area 2 for 2000Z. 21. Shop in Central Area 2 for 4000Z. 22. Shop in Central Area 2 for 8000Z. 23. Shop in Seaside Area 3 for 2500Z. 24. Shop in Seaside Area 3 for 5000Z. 25. Shop in Seaside Area 3 for 7500Z. 26. Shop in Seaside Area 3 for 10000Z. 27. Shop in Green Area 1 for 4800Z. 28. Shop in Green Area 1 for 8400Z. 29. Shop in Akihara Area for 4000Z. 30. Shop in Akihara Area for 7500Z. 31. Shop in Akihara Area for 10000Z. 32. Shop in Akihara Area for 13000Z. 33. Shop in Graveyard Area 1 for 10000Z. 34. Shop in Graveyard Area 1 for 16000Z. 35. Shop in Graveyard Area 1 for 23000Z. +++++++++++ E1. Regular Memory Locations +++++++++++ *1MB* - The calculation poster at Class 6-1. - The trash can in the Aquarium. - Aquarium Computer 2. - Toilet Computer. - The freeze computer in Sky Area. - Weather Computer Area 1. - Staff Computer in School. - Tea cup in the principal's room. *2MB* - Robot Control Computer Area 2. - Central Area 2. - The pool next to the Aquarium in the final Area. - Class 6-2's Computer. - Seaside Area 3 - Undernet 0 *3MB* - Judgement computer Area 3. - Sky Area 2 +++++++++ F1. Number Trader Codes +++++++++ *Subchips* 87341489 - Full Energy 45566783 - Full Energy 39345472 - Full Energy 79459146 - Shinobi Dash 15511679 - Shinobi Dash 74198795 - Shinobi Dash 59485971 - Untrap 22812406 - Untrap 09000465 - Untrap 04789479 - Unlocker 82564319 - Unlocker 04789479 - Unlocker 99910954 - Unlocker 41161139 - Unlocker 98766899 - Lock Enemy 68008194 - Lock Enemy 16336487 - Lock Enemy 37495453 - Lock Enemy *Navi-Customizer Related* 37889678 - HP+50 . . . . . . Pink 49951337 - HP+100. . . . . . White 24823665 - HP+200. . . . . . White 54654618 - HP+300. . . . . . Pink 08749780 - HP+400. . . . . . Green 55031325 - HP+500. . . . . . White 94305487 - Charge MAX. . . . Blue 12046210 - Rapid MAX . . . . Green 19790420 - Buster Pack . . . Red 28271002 - Body Pack . . . . Pink 32132348 - Rush Support. . . Yellow 70741543 - Beat Support. . . Blue 69548756 - Tango Support . . Green 41976910 - Spin Yellow 77837421 - Spin Red 09256524 - Spin Green *Battle Chips* 23722234 - Count Bomb 3 M 60884138 - Drill Arm M 71757977 - Air Wheel 3 O 88674125 - Mega Boomerang M 14212857 - GunDelSol 3 W 38116449 - Deathmatch * 97403000 - Uninstall G 08789369 - Elemental Wrap * 44892547 - Colonel Army * 75641392 - Recovery 300 Y 69544569 - Bamboo Lance * 51378085 - Circle Gun V 97049899 - Blizzard Ball H 12404002 - Heatman * 30424514 - Elecman * 55910601 - Slashman * 84387543 - Killerman * 92070765 - Chargeman * 51702791 - Aquaman * 67520179 - Tomahawkman * 00297421 - Tenguman * 10414878 - Groundman * 79814666 - Dustman * 24616497 - Blastman * 32310827 - Diveman * 12110031 - Hakushaku * 57656595 - Django * +++++++++ G1. NCP Compression Codes and Rotation Programs +++++++++ Highlight the program you're compressinging, press "<-" and input the command. Super Armor . . . . . . . . ABLLAALRBA Custom 1. . . . . . . . . . LBBRBAALRR Custom 2. . . . . . . . . . RALLAABRBA Mega Folder 1 . . . . . . . ARLALALLAB Mega Folder 2 . . . . . . . LALRBLRLRA Giga Folder 1 . . . . . . . BLBRLLLABA First Barrier . . . . . . . BBARABLARR Shield. . . . . . . . . . . RBBBAAABRL Reflect . . . . . . . . . . LAABRRLRLR Kawarimi. . . . . . . . . . BLALBRALBA Float Shoes . . . . . . . . RALABLBBRB Air Shoes . . . . . . . . . ARBABRRBAL Under Shirt . . . . . . . . RRALLRAABB Search Shuffle. . . . . . . RRABLRARLA Number Open . . . . . . . . BBBABBAARB Shinobi Dash. . . . . . . . BBBABBAARB Oil Body. . . . . . . . . . LRABARBBLR I'm Fish. . . . . . . . . . ARAABARRBA Battery Mode. . . . . . . . BRBBBBBARR Jungle Land . . . . . . . . ALARBRARLB Collector's Eye . . . . . . ALABBAAABA Millionaire . . . . . . . . RBARALBBBL Humor Sense . . . . . . . . LLABLBABLL Rhythmical Poem . . . . . . BABARRLLAB Slip Runner . . . . . . . . ALAAALLABR Self Recovery . . . . . . . BBBAABAABB Buster Pack . . . . . . . . BAABBBALBA Body Pack . . . . . . . . . RLABLRLAAB Folder Pack 1 . . . . . . . ABLRRBRLBA Folder Pack 2 . . . . . . . BBARBLARBL Bug Stopper . . . . . . . . AAABRLBAAL Rush Support. . . . . . . . RLBAABALLR Beat Support. . . . . . . . LRBBALRABA Tango Support . . . . . . . BRBRRABBRA Attack MAX. . . . . . . . . LBRBABLBAL Rapid MAX . . . . . . . . . AALABRALBA Charge MAX. . . . . . . . . LLALLBABBB +++++++++++ Spin Programs: +++++++++++ Spin Pink: Weather Control Computer 3. Spin Blue: Sky Area 1. Spin White: Akihara Area. Spin Red: Lotto Number: 77837421. Spin Green: Lotto Number: 09256524. +++++++++++ H1. Disclaimer + Contact Info +++++++++++ This walkthrough is the result of many hours of blood, sweat, tears and labor of the staff of the EXE HQ (www.exehq.com). Should you take this guide and claim it as your own or repost it to any forum, website, or publicly visible source without the consent of the EXE HQ (www.exehq.com) we will NOT be happy campers. Should you steal this guide you will bear the brunt of our anger, be humiliated on the Internet, and top that all of that off with the fact that we will haunt you for the rest of your life (and afterlife!) after we die. This walkthrough is NOT to be reproduced in any way, shape, or form on any website, CD or printed media unless you submit a full request to the staff of the EXE HQ detailing why you want our work and how it will be used, and such a request is approved. This guide is only to appear on the following websites: - GameFAQ's < http://www.gamefaqs.com > - The EXE HQ < http://www.exehq.com > Should you read or see this walkthrough anywhere else, kindly let us know at email@example.com. Thank you. *tips hat* All copyrights and trademarks not expressly recognized anywhere within this document are respected. +++++++++++ I1. FAQs. +++++++++++ Q) What's up with all of those Fire/Tornado/Tree panels that block my way in the Internet overworld? A) Those are Element Gates. You can open them by grabbing one of the Net Navi you Cross with (AquaMan, TomahawkMan, etc.) and taking them to the panel. If it's the right kind, they will open it. ------------ Q) Isn't Blues a secret boss in this game? A) Yes. Blues FZ is a secret boss in the game. But since you cannot get to him without using the Japanese Battle Chip Gate, he cannot be covered in this FAQ. +++++++++++ J1. Credits and Acknowledgements. +++++++++++ If you actually take the time to read this, you have earned my respect. Much appreciation goes to the following people: * NotJim and Catastrophe for laboring through the Navi Cross scenerios and decoding ElementMan's stage. * Synchro-kun for taking the time to translate the locations of the HP Memories, Regular Memories, and Number Trader Codes. * CrossFusionStarMan for providing a lot of the information that brought this walkthrough together. * TheWebBuilder (A.K.A. Web) for writing this walkthrough and working through the last half of the game. * Rockman PM (www.rockmanpm.com) for giving our FAQ team endless support for our guide from the start, and for helping with V1.2 on the Falzer version. * Head webmaster of the EXE HQ, Geoff Mendicino, for creating the RockMan community known as the EXE HQ (www.exehq.com) that brought this walkthrough into existance in the first place. * Thanks to all of the members and supporters of EXEHQ, Rockman.exe Online, Rockman PM, Megaman Network, Megaman Community, Atomic Fire, Planet Megaman, Ciel Network, Megaman PC, Plug-In, Mechanical Maniacs, Rockman TV, Rockman AMV, Cyber Forte, Poke-Netto, Megaman Empire, Sprites Inc., EXE Warriors and many other Rockman communities for all the support you've given our FAQ team to keep creating for all the Rockman communities. * Thanks to you, for spending your time, reading our guide. --- Fight, Rockman. For everlasting peace.