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    Maximo: Ghosts to Glory Boss FAQ
    Version 1.02 5/19/04
    Written by Thunderbird
                                Copyright Notice
    This FAQ is copyright (c) 2002 by Sean Taylor
    This FAQ is merely intended to assist you, the reader, with the boss 
    battles for Maximo: Ghosts to Glory for the Playstation 2 Computer 
    Entertainment System. You may not post it elsewhere without first 
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    Table of Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. Version Information
    3. The Bosses
    3.1 Ghastly Gus the Gravedigger
    3.2 Bokor La Bas
    3.3 Captain Cadaver
    3.4 Lord Glutterscum
    3.5 Achille
    3.6 (identity concealed to prevent early spoilers)
    4. Conclusion
    1. Introduction
    Welcome to my Maximo Boss FAQ. Chances are you are reading this because 
    you have come up against a boss that you cannot figure out how to beat 
    (Gus and Cadaver caused some confusion for me when I first met them). 
    Well, you shall find your answers in this FAQ. If you are looking for a 
    complete walkthrough, check out one of the ones available for this game 
    on GameFAQs. If you want to know how to trash a boss, but want to do 
    the regular levels on your own, this is the FAQ to read.
    2. Version Information
    0.5 Written 8/11/02
    Preliminary write-up on the first two bosses
    Not posted to GameFAQs
    0.7 Written 11/30/02
    Added Captain Cadaver
    0.8 Written 11/22/03
    Touched up some of the details
    1.0 Written 11/25/03
    Completed Lord Glutterscum and added the final bosses.
    1.01 Written 12/01/03
    Encountered something rather interesting while battling with Bokor La 
    Bas. Some notes have been made about this.
    1.02 Written 5/19/04
    Changed the email address in the copyright info, and removed a section 
    in the Conclusion saying that the FAQ was not complete (because it 
    obviously is).
    3. The Bosses
    Before I get into the individual bosses, I'll explain some details 
    about how the game proceeds. If you don't care to read this, scroll 
    down a bit to find the bosses.
    Each boss is preceded by an entry level, and a hub, which contains 3 
    other levels (2 in the case of Castle Maximo). In most cases the hub 
    level enemies can be avoided at no penalty (Castle Maximo is an 
    exception as you must gather keys to navigate it). Use this opportunity 
    to stock up on coins to save just before the boss fight if you don't 
    already have enough coins.
    When you beat a boss for the first time, you gain a lockspot and the 
    Sorceress appears and offers you 3 choices: a chance to save (this is 
    free), full armor, or a kiss. If you want an extra challenge, take the 
    kiss. Otherwise, pick from one of the other two choices.
    Without further ado, here's the boss information.
    3.1 Ghastly Gus the Gravedigger
    Quite an annoyance for a first boss if you ask me. There are no 
    abilities that might help you out here (unless you are fighting him for 
    a second/other time, then try to obtain Wider Shockwave), so lock 
    whatever you like. If you get to close, he'll whack you with his shovel 
    (this cannot be blocked). If you are too far away, he'll toss some big 
    rocks at you. At medium range (optimal range), he'll bash the ground 
    and send a particularly big shockwave at you. Double jump to avoid. Try 
    to double jump toward Gus and then downstrike near his feet. He'll 
    start holding his foot in pain. Downstrike again to knock him over, 
    then take a slash at him. I believe you need to do this 6 times to take 
    him out for good. A story sequence is waiting for you. After you defeat 
    Gus, the Story Sequences tombstone will be available with the opening 
    movie and the second movie to watch.
    3.2 Bokor La Bas
    This guy is just plain weird. Do not underestimate his magic. He holds 
    a doll of Maximo, and he's quite skilled at voodoo magic. Lock Second 
    Strike if you have it. If you are fighting him after the first time, 
    try to lock Ring of Pain and Wider Shockwave (these two work quite well 
    together). Bokor divides his attacks into three phases. For the first 
    phase, he will shrink Maximo and then try to step on him. Run away to 
    avoid. After awhile Maximo will return to his normal size. Bokor will 
    then split into several images of himself (between 3 and 5 depending on 
    how much life he has left). It doesn't matter which one you strike, as 
    the last one is always the real one. As you strike each one, it will 
    shrink into a hat. He can be hard to actually hit. This phase has a 
    time limit. If you fail to injure Bokor after awhile, he will put a 
    nail through Maximo (this is unavoidable unless you injure him before 
    he does this). Hit him as quickly as you can. After this phase, he will 
    send out several voodoo children after Maximo. You can choose to attack 
    them or distance yourself from them. Note: Bokor will shrink Maximo 
    again during this phase. The voodoo children are removed from the arena 
    when Bokor splits into several images of himself and begins running 
    around. Hit him 4 times to take him out.
    Notes: Apparently depending on what you do to the final form (that 
    takes damage when hit) will determine just how much of his lifebar 
    drops. Using a Mighty Blow with a Flame Tongue sword drained over 1/2 
    his lifebar.
    3.3 Captain Cadaver
    An annoying pirate, with a parrot to match. You have to strike his peg 
    leg, but this is easier said than done. Normally, it cannot be hit. The 
    only way to get him in a position to whack him is to get him to walk 
    over a grate. When he walks over top of it, you will need to whack him, 
    so his leg will get stuck. Strike him while he's stuck there. 
    Obviously, he will become unstuck once he's hit. It may not be very 
    easy to lead him over a grate because of some of the attacks he's 
    capable of. Watch out for his axe attack. He tends to use a whirlwind 
    attack if Maximo gets too close. This does no damage, but leaves Maximo 
    uncontrollable for a small amount of time, as well as increasing the 
    distance between Maximo and Cadaver greatly (note that this also causes 
    damage). Hit him 5 times to take him down. One thing to note: One or 
    two of the grates may be closed from time to time. Obviously Cadaver 
    cannot be damaged near these.
    3.4 Lord Glutterscum
    In the opening sequence, you may notice that he points to his rear end 
    and yells "Come get some!" Well, this is the key indication that you 
    should be aiming for his rear. Problem is, he keeps turning to face 
    you. However, once he opens with a fire attack, he will stay facing the 
    same direction, even if you move. Take this opportunity to get in 
    behind him. Watch out for a greenish ball attack, which you can expect 
    to see after you hit him (he appears to launch about 5 of these before 
    moving to his fire attack). It will aim for where you're standing, or 
    where you are moving. Make sure to vary your movements because of this. 
    If he hits you with this attack, he will abort it. If you get too 
    close, he will take a swipe at you. Immediately after you hit him, he 
    will do a butt-stomp, you will need to double-jump to avoid the 
    shockwave. After 3 hits, he will drop the height of the battlefield 
    severely with his butt-stomp. After 6 hits, he will do this again. At 
    the second drop area, there are some devices hanging out, and their 
    wall is revolving about the arena. Avoiding them is a good idea. Also, 
    if you fail to hit him during his fire attack now, he will drop the 
    arena level by a small amount. If he does this twice, any further hits 
    will cause damage regardless of whether or not he hit Maximo with the 
    shockwave. 8 hits total appear to do him in.
    3.5 Achille
    The battle with Achille is divided into phases.
    Phase One:
    Achille will just attack with his scepter. Watch out for fireball 
    attacks, and a huge purple sword. After each hit he will use a 
    repelling attack that will put distance between him and Maximo, but 
    cause no damage. This phase lasts for a short 2 hits.
    Phase Two:
    Achille will form a shield around himself that contains the symbol for 
    one of the abilities in the game. As you might guess, you must use this 
    ability to remove the shield and cause damage. The number of abilities 
    that will be used is actually relatively small. I've seen Mighty Blow, 
    Throw Shield (yes, this will cause damage to your shield if you use it 
    to remove the barrier), and Ring of Pain. 
    He will switch to Phase Three after losing half of his total energy 
    Phase Three: 
    Achille will power up the 4 poles near him, and then turn into a huge 
    figure. During this he will also regain energy. Avoid this as you go 
    around hitting each pole to stop it from feeding energy to Achille. You 
    must eliminate all 4 quickly, as they will relight after a short period 
    of time. After knocking all 4 of them out, Achille will become 
    vulnerable. He will then revert to previous phases. Note that after 
    using this phase twice, it will become disabled and Phase Four will 
    Phase Four:
    Achille's scepter changes into a melee weapon. Simply hit him until his 
    energy bar drains completely (use Mighty Blow for extra damage).
    After this battle, you've won the game...or have you?
    3.6 Demon Queen Sophia
    Guess not. If you watched the story sequence completely, you will know 
    that Sophia has changed into a demon, and all of the lights in this 
    area are out. The only source of light comes from the occasional 
    lightning bolts that flash outside. And of course Sophia will be 
    rampaging across the arena. You need to hit the crystal like thing on 
    her face. You have to be quite quick to actually get a shot off. I 
    recommend staying in the center of the arena. After 6 hits (it may seem 
    like 5 at first, but part of her lifebar will remain after the 5th hit.
    Total hits: 5
    4. Conclusion
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