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    FAQ/Walkthrough by SubSane

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                            FAQ/WALKTHROUGH v1.0
                  For Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear
                      Written and maintained by SubSane
                           Last Updated 2013.05.02
    Use Ctrl + F and the section numbers in the Table of Contents below
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         1.1 Game Details
         1.2 Story
    2.0 BASICS
         2.1 Game Start
         2.2 Status Screen
         2.3 Controls
         2.4 Items/Points
         3.1 The Desert
         3.2 Sylvester's Island of Danger
         3.3 The Faces of Sylvester
         3.4 Inside Sylvester's Lair
    5.0 LEGAL / MISC.
         5.1 Version History
         5.2 Guide Credits
         5.3 Contact Information
         5.4 Legal Stuff
    ===== 1.0 INTRODUCTION =============================================
                             1.1  Game Details
    Developed and released by WB Consumer Products and Sega. Released
    in 1995.
                                 1.2  Story
    Sylvester the cat has kidnapped all of Speedy Gonzales' friends, and
    he plans to use them as bait to catch Speedy! Now Speedy must save
    his girlfriend and other buddies, stop Sylvester's mouse traps, and
    collect as much cheese as a small mouse can eat!
    ===== 2.0 BASICS ===================================================
                               2.1  Game Start
    Start Game
    Start the game.
    Here you can adjust the difficulty, music, and sound effects.
                              2.2  Status Screen
    That number next to the hat represents the number of sombreros. You
    can throw these and use them as weapons.
    Speedy's health. The maximum is two hearts, and one hit from an
    enemy usually takes half a heart. You can refill hearts with cheese,
    bread, and hearts.
                                2.3  Controls
    Command     |  Action                   |  Other           
    Start       |  Pause                    |  -
    Left        |  Move left                |  Throw left
    Right       |  Move right               |  Throw right
    Up          |  Toss up a rope           |  -
    Down        |  Duck                     |  Pick up TNT
    1 button    |  Jump                     |  -
    2 button    |  Throw hats, bombs, TNT   |  Select in the Options
                             2.4  Items/Points
    Item        |  Purpose
    Cheese      |  Refill half a heart
    Bread       |  Refill half a heart
    Hearts      |  Refill two hearts
    1-UP        |  Gain one extra life
    Hats        |  Gain one sombrero weapon
    Keys        |  Grab these to save Speedy's friends
    Rope        |  Used to climb up the mountain in "Faces of Sylvester"
    Points      |  Get points by beating enemies and balloons
                |  3000 pts. for one extra life
    ===== 3.0 WALKTHROUGH ==============================================
                              3.1  The Desert
    The Sand Dunes
    To start you'll be facing some simple enemies. A simple hop on
    the head will kill them off, as well as hats. As you make your
    way to the right you'll see some holes in the ground. These holes
    lead to small caverns full of enemies, as well as health items
    and hats. Fall into the first hole to find hats, a few enemies,
    and a heart at the bottom. Use the springs to leave.
    Keep to the right and simply kill everything in your way. Jump in
    the second hole to get more stuff like hats, hearts, and bread.
    The third hole will have items and enemies, and the fourth hole
    will have the key for this area. The keys lead to Speedy's buddies,
    so quickly save them and leave to continue. You'll need to find
    the keys to get the EXIT sign.
    Finish collecting everything in the fourth hole and collect any
    remaining items. Return to the surface and head right to find the
    EXIT sign at the end.
    The Rocky Mountains
    Head right and avoid any holes or flowers. Some holes will have
    snakes, and the flowers will cause damage if you get close. Also
    remember not to stay still or the falling rocks may get you.
    Make your way across the mountains, and stay as high as possible
    to ensure you don't fall and die. Head down when you reach the
    third mountain and look for the blue key in front of a hole. Free
    the trapped mouse and leave.
    Head right and get to the top of the next mountain to cross a long
    bridge reach the exit.
    The Dry Lands
    Another desert area, and this time an annoying vulture will be
    swooping down to attack you. Simply head right and jump into the
    holes. Some of the holes will be guarded by a snake that appears
    when you get near, so make sure to jump straight into the hole
    in order to kill the snake.
    The first three holes will be empty or have the usual items and
    spiders, but the fourth hole is where you'll find the blue key.
    Return to the third hole after you free the mouse to find the EXIT
    sign inside and to the right.
    Boss: Vulture
    Sylvester will fly around hanging from a vulture and dropping TNTs.
    You will have to pick up one TNT at a time by pressing Down, then
    throw it up with button 2. Time it so that the TNT blows up just as
    it hits Sylvester.
    All it takes it 6 hits to take him out and move on.
                     3.2  Sylvester's Island of Danger
    A Weekend In Hawaii 1
    Man, this one's easy. I made it through the first time without a
    hit. Just head right, and kill any crabs along the way. Lava drops
    will fall as you head to the right, so never remain in one spot
    too long. Some areas will have floating chunks of rock. Jump on
    them when they get near.
    You'll find the green key on a little island right after the staring
    island. The key will be on the bottom level. Run right from there
    to get to the sign at the end.
    A Weekend In Hawaii 2
    This is just like the last area. Make your way to the right, and
    always look ahead for the next chunk of ground. The key will be at
    the end of the area. Free the mouse inside and then get the EXIT
    The Lake of Piranhas
    Swim your way to the right, and don't even bother swimming below the
    top of the lake. There's only enemies and other obstacles down there.
    So, stick to the top. Swim down when you reach a second bunch of
    trees to find the green key. It will be between two patches of tan
    Swim right and all the way to the bottom to find the EXIT sign.
    Let the octopus swim up before you go for it.
    Boss: Row Boat
    Sylvester will be floating around in a row boat this time, and
    dropping anchors on your head! But don't worry because Speedy can
    use that handy clam to pop the anchors back up to Sylvester. Press
    button 1 to toss the anchors and hit Sylvester.
    It takes about 20 hits, but it's 20 easy hits.
                        3.3  The Faces of Sylvester
    Sylvester's Scaffolding
    Bah, another easy one. The twist in this area is that a storm cloud
    will follow Speedy as he runs around, releasing bolts of lightning
    along the way. This simply means you can't stay in one spot too long,
    so keep it movin'!
    You'll find the blue key near the end of the area, on the ground.
    Run to the right after you grab the key and run past the fence to
    reach the sign.
    The River of Paint
    This area's not tough either. Just remember to avoid the blue
    spikes at all costs because one hit will kill you. Also avoid the
    shots from the guns above, and keep swimming along until you reach
    the EXIT at the end.
    Mount Sylvester
    Run to the far right until you see the rope. Pick it up, then hold
    Up and press button 1 to pull yourself up the platforms. Go up and
    right, then follow the platforms to the left. You should find a
    heart and bread along the way.
    Head right again and climb up the first platforms to get up to the
    third level. Run to the far left to find some items, as well as a
    1-UP on the left. That's an extra life right there, so jump down
    and get it!
    Climb up again and get to the very top. Head left along the top
    platforms to find a bread and the green key. Save the buddy and
    return to the right to find the EXIT.
    Boss: Glowing Balloons
    Here Sylvester will pump balloons and send them after you, but these
    balloons can cause damage with one hit. What you can do is hop on
    them, or use the infinite amount of hats to pop them.
    Beat Sylvester by jumping on the platform and hitting him with
    16 hats.
                       3.4  Inside Sylvester's Lair
    The Wall of Peril
    Head all the way to the right, along the ground if you like. Watch
    out for the cannons and the... walking sandals? Whatever they are,
    they won't bother you.
    You'll eventually hit a wall, so jump on the platforms and run over
    it. Get to the area on the right and grab the green key from the
    bottom-left corner. The EXIT will be just to the right of that spot.
    The High Voltage Zone
    Oy, this one's tough. You have to make your way to the right while
    avoiding the electricity running through the wires, as well as some
    pink tongue monsters. Just avoid the tongue monsters altogether by
    jumping over them.
    Use the springs between the two green circuits to continue on. Look
    down after you pass the first tongue monster and you'll find the
    key and a heart. Grab both and move on to find the EXIT sign on a
    high platform to the right.
    The Cheese Factory
    Here you'll be surrounded by a bunch of machinery, including some
    green robotic mice. Bounce on them or use hats to destroy them.
    Head right to find some electric bolts. These bolts will hit you
    no matter what, so jump through the two of them and continue. Hop
    up on the moving platforms and onto the red bricks on the left to
    find some cheese and replace the heart you lost with the bolts.
    Climb up the next platforms and get past a tongue monster, then
    head into the tunnel in the top-right corner and find the green
    key. Save the buddy and return to the bottom, where you'll find
    the EXIT on the far right side.
    Boss: Electric Bike
    Sylvester's latest contraption is a bike that generates electricity.
    Some small electricity bolts will run along the ground and take
    half a heart, and the two big bolts in the middle of the room will
    kill you instantly. Avoid those at all costs.
    To attack Sylvester you'll need to collect a bomb from between the
    two bolts and throw it from that same spot. Press button 2 to throw
    the bomb and make it land under Sylvester. It only takes 10 hits
    to blow him up.
    Final boss: Evil Crane!
    Yup, Sylvester's final attempt at catching Speedy is a large green
    crane. The yellow hooks won't actually hurt you, in fact the only
    way to die is by falling in the melted cheese.
    TNTs will appear in the air as the cheese floats across the screen,
    and you'll need to use those TNTs to hit Sylvester. Wait about
    1 and a half seconds and toss the TNT up to hit Sylvester just as
    it blows up. You will only need to hit Sylvester 6 times to finally
    finish him off and end the game.
    Congratulations, you just saved Speedy's girlfriend and all of his
    other buddies. Enjoy the ending, and...
                            THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!
    ===== 4.0 CODES & SECRETS ==========================================
    None are known at this time.
    ===== 5.0 LEGAL / MISC. ============================================
                            5.1  Version History
    2013.05.02 - Version 1.0: Updated to include Game Gear.
    2005.09.05 - Version 0.9: Cheese Cat-astrophe is completed.
                             5.2  Guide Credits
    Thanks to...
    1. Warner Bros. and Sega for creating this game.
    2. Wilson Lau, whose Bart vs. the Space Mutants guide inspired me to
    write video game guides.
    3. Masamune3 and the rest of the SMS-lovin' cats.
                          5.3  Contact Information
    subsane at gmail dot com
                              5.4  Legal Stuff
    1. "Cheese Cat-astrophe starring Speedy Gonzales" is copyright
    (C) 1995 WB Consumer Products and Sega. Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester,
    and all related characters are property of Warner Bros.
    2. This guide copyright (C) SubSane. This guide may be distributed
    freely as long as it remains in its ORIGINAL and UNALTERED form. It
    is only for private use and may not be reproduced for commercial
    If I should discover that this guide has been altered in any way and
    is being displayed publicly, I reserve the right to have the guide
    removed from that location.

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