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====================================================================== X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME (DS) FAQ/Walkthrough (version 0.4) By: neeker ====================================================================== ====================================================================== DISCLAIMER AND LEGAL STUFF ====================================================================== This walkthrough can be posted on: - GameFAQs.com - Neoseeker.com - 1UP.com - SuperCheats.com and their associates only, unless authorized by me. You may contact me at lestor underscore wong at yahoo.com for this purpose. Also, please note that, as with most gaming guides: + + + THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS! + + + -------------- IMPORTANT NOTE -------------- Unfortunately, I was unable to complete this guide as I've sold the game before completing it. I totally forgot about this guide, actually, and only got to retrieve it when I was house-keeping my thumbdrive. Anyhow, if anyone wants to take it from here to complete this document, please contact me and we can work something out. ====================================================================== ====================================================================== CONTENTS ====================================================================== INTRODUCTION ------------ 1. Introduction 2. Characters 3. Getting Started WALKTHROUGH ----------- CHAPTER ONE: JAPAN ------------------ 4. Level 1-1: Waterside Hunt 5. Level 1-2: Forest Assault 6. Level 1-3: River Pursuit 7. Level 1-4: Lady Deathstrike 8. Nightcrawler Mission 1 9. Level 2-1: Bridge Break In 10. Level 2-2: Garden Survival 11. Level 2-3: Cyber Ninja 12. Nightcrawler Mission 2 13. Level 3-1: Castle Break In 14. Level 3-2: Castle Pursuit 15. Level 3-3: Silver Samurai CHAPTER TWO: PLANT ----------------- 16. Nightcrawler Mission 3 17. Level 4-1: Lot Assault 18. Level 4-2: Pipes Escape 19. Level 4-3: AM Hovertank + + + UNFINISHED + + + Appendix 1: Version history Appendix 2: FAQs Appendix 3: Credits Appendix 4: Donation ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 1. INTRODUCTION ====================================================================== Hi, I'm Lestor Wong. I post on GameFAQ.com/ GameSpot.com by the username "neeker". Feedback for this document can be directed to lestor underscore wong at yahoo dot com. You may check out my other works from this URL: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/52881.html X-Men: The Official Game for the DS is another run-of-the-mill action game that attempts to capitalise on the X-Men franchise. It offers a backstory to the X-Men: The Last Stand movie. The DS version of this game is arguably the worst of the lot, but I still proceeded with doing the FAQ simply because there isn't one for it at the time of writing. I'm not sure whether I'll have the perseverence to go follow through this game, so God, give me strength! ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 2. CHARACTERS ====================================================================== You'll play as one of these characters during the course of the game: 1. WOLVERINE ------------ Wolverine is a close-combat killing machine. His ability to deliver a flurry of strikes with his adamantium claws makes him extremely dangerous in hand-to-hand combat. Wolverine also has the ability to heal himself naturally, and his attacks pass through energy heat shields. 2. ICEMAN --------- Iceman can be viewed as the team's resident sniper. His ice blasts have a fast rate of travel and are ideal for speedy long-range assaults. 3. MAGNETO ---------- Magneto has the ability to manipulate metal in any form, making him one of the most powerful known mutants. He can overpower his foes by creating deadly weapons from the objects around him, and can progress through environments by levitating and moving objects. 4. NIGHTCRAWLER --------------- Nightcrawler moves faster than any other character. What he lacks in melee skills, he makes up for in speed, agility and, most importantly, his ability to instantly "bamf!" from one location to another. ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 3. GETTING STARTED ====================================================================== Some things that you should know before you start playing this game: 1. CONTROLS ----------- L/ R Button: Rotate characters. D-Pad/ ABXY: Move characters. Start: Pause Menu. Stylus: Target Lock, Move Objects (Magneto only), Activate X-Factor, Attract Mytabt Ebergy 2. MOVEMENT ----------- You can move your characters around using the D-Pad or the ABXY buttons, depending on your orientation. If you're a left-hander, you may prefer using the ABXY buttons to move your characters around, since you'd probably be using the stylus on your left hand. 3. SWITCHING CHARACTERS ----------------------- The need to switch characters arises from the fact that some characters are totally useless against some form of enemies. Pressing L or R to switch enemies (quickly) is therefore an important skill to master. 4. TARGET LOCK -------------- An enemy is target locked when it's tapped with the stylus. The same goes for objects and pick-ups. The lock is broken when the enemy dies, the object is destroyed and when the pick-ups are, well, picked up. 5. MOVING OBJECTS ----------------- This applies to Magneto only. Touch a movable object to grasp it from a distance. With the object in your grasph, move the stylus around the screen to move the object. Keep the stylus still and lift it off the screen to set the object down. Send the object hurling through the air by quickly moving the stylus and lifting it off the screen. Magneto can only move large objects using his X-Factor. 6. X-FACTOR ----------- This is like a mutant power surge kind of thing, and can only be performed if the Mutant Energy Gauge has some juices. This results in a prolonged maintenance of a powerful attack. 7. MUTANT ENERGY ---------------- They're scattered through out. Touch them to collect them before they flicker out. This feels your your Mutant Energy Gauge. 8. PLAYER STATUS UPGRADE ------------------------ You can upgrade your Life Gauge and Mutant Energy Gauge by completing levels quickly. Each level has a target score that's set for such rewards. If you meet or exceed a level's target score (for the first time), your maximum Life or Mutant Energy Gauge will be increased permanently. 9, SCORE ATTACK MODE -------------------- Once you complete a level, you'll unlock the score attack mode for it. If you didn't manage to successfully get the status upgrade for the level, you can replay it using the score attack mode. Upgrades you achieve in this mode will be automatically saved to your story mode. 10. SAVING THE GAME ------------------- THe game autosaves each time you complete a level. You can't save in between a level. ====================================================================== 4. LEVEL 1-1: WATERSIDE HUNT ====================================================================== Watch through the introduction, and you'll begin as Wolverine. Tap through the monologue as you begin, and note your objective for this level. OBJECTIVE: HUNT FOR CLUES THAT POINT TO LADY DEATHSTRIKE -------------------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,500 NOTE: The target upgrade score for each level is the required score you'll need to achieve to get an upgrade. The best way to increase the score is to pick up all pick-up points, and finish the level quickly. Break the containers to your right, and head to the immediate bottom right corner of this screen to find 100 pick-up points. Head up, and the game will give you a brief tutorial of how to engage into a fight. Destroy the obstacles and finish off the enemy here, and then turn right at the next junction. Finish off another enemy, and you'll find CLUE #1 here. It's the shiny thing on the ground. Walk over it to pick it up. Go down, and then break the containers to enter into a trap. You'll be ambushed by some weird anti-mutant drones. Quickly tap them before they come close, since they'll explode and cause you some damage. Once you finish them all, the path will be clear for you to continue down. Take out the two enemies below, and then break the containers on the right to continue. Go right a little further to find CLUE #2 above you. Go up there to pick it up. As you do so, you'll find that the path down and back will be sealed off. No worries. Just go up and right to find an automated shooting machine, and slash it into pieces. There's also 100 pick-up points just to the left of this, and some life pick-ups lying around to help regain your health if you've taken damages. Go right a little, and you'll be ambushed by anti-mutant drones again. Do as before and tap them before they come close. Carry on right after that. Two enemies greet you at the end, so dispose them, and then pick up CLUE #3 on the right. Head down to find another automated shooting machine. Slash it, and then finish off yet another enemy that appears. At the end of the path, you should find 300 pick-up points (in three 100 points denomition). You can reach them by walking over, so just tap them all with your stylus to pick them up. Go left now to find CLUE #4. Ignore the enemies there, since Xavier will interrupt, and the level will end. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 5. LEVEL 1-2: FOREST ASSAULT ====================================================================== You'll play as Iceman in this level. Use it to familiarize with his attacks. OBJECTIVE: ASSAULT THE ENEMY AND FIND WOLVERINE ----------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,500 Go forward, and you'll have to take out an enemy from range. Once you do so, the forcefield behind it will be cleared. Continue forward and take out the enemy there. A forcefield is blocking your path to the right. Go forward a little more to find the big automated shooting machine. Continuously attack it until it explodes. The forcefield will be deactivated as a result. Go right, and finish off the enemy. Now, there're three 100 pick-up points shards to collect here. Take out all the enemies here, and then move up a little to the water area. Tap all the shards here for your points. Go right now to find more enemies. Do the usual. Go further right, and the game will inform you that flying enemies are not safe from Iceman's blast. Go up and then finish off the two pairs of flying enemies. Now, go left to head straight into an anti-mutant drones ambush. Tap them all before they come close, and then go left. Hide a little on the right and invite the first flying enemy to come close. Finish him off, and then lure the other one and take him out as well. The reason you're hiding is because of an automated shooting machine nearby. If you go too much left, you'll be under heavy fire. Anyhow, attack this machine to destroy it, and then take the 100 pick- up points behind it. Now, keep yourself on the upper rung of this area, and head left to find another big automated shooting machine. Take it out from range, moving up and down to avoid its attacks if possible. After that, finish off the other enemies in this area, and head above this big machine to find three more 100 pick-up points shards. Go left now to end the level. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 6. LEVEL 1-3: RIVER PURSUIT ====================================================================== Ok, now that you've reunited Iceman and Wolverine, you can switch characters during play. OBJECTIVE: CHASE DOWN LADY DEATHSTRIKE -------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,500 Shortly after you begin, the game will inform you that you can press your DS' shoulder buttons to switch players. Do so and change to Iceman right away, and then go left. You'll come across some flying enemies almost immediately. The game will then tell you that Wolverine can't hit flying enemies. Well, you've already switched to Iceman, so blast them away. Switch to Wolverine now. Continue left, and then take the next turn down. As you're about to turn down, you'd probably hit a short scene of Deathstrike running away (yes, that ugly thing with claws is NOT Wolverine - where's KELLY HU???). Anyway, continue down, and you'll come across some heat-shielded enemies on some sort of a bridge. The game then informs you that Iceman can't hurt these enemies, so use Wolverine to dispose them. If you look to your left, you should find two 100 pick-points to the left of the bridge. Collect them all, and then continue down. There's a big automated shooter here that is heat-shielded. Destroy it with Wolverine, and then switch between both characters to fight off the other flying enemies and heat-shielded enemies that begin to swarm in. Go right onto another bridge. You'll head into an ambush. Switch between both characters to defeat the foes, and then look up to find three 100 pick-up points shards. Continue right, and you'll find four life pick-ups. I'd suggest taking the lower path below the pick-ups to avoid picking up all of them at the moment if you're still reasonably healthy. This is because there's a large shooter just above right of these pick-ups, and it's heat-shielded, which means you'll probably be hit a little when you try to go near it as Wolverine. Anyhow, seek out the shooter and destroy it, and then collect the pick-ups to regain health. Now, head down. You'll find two bridges. Either one you choose, you'll be given a terrible headache, due to the sheer amount of enemies that will swarm at you. There's a shooter on each bridge, and flying and heat-shielded enemies will also appear, so you've got to be really fast with your switching, attacking and avoiding. To the right of the bridges are two more 100 pick-points shards. Take them, and then cross the bridge. Over here, you'll find plenty of life pick-ups, but as before, don't take them all first. Instead, fight off the hoardes of enemies before getting your recharge. After this, just head left, and then down for Wolverine to "smell adamantium" to end this level. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 7. LEVEL 1-4: LADY DEATHSTRIKE ====================================================================== Your first boss fight, and it's not a piece of cake as you'd have expected. BOSS FIGHT: LADY DEATHSTRIKE ---------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,500 Deathstrike has the following strengths: 1. An air-slash that somehow shoots missiles at you; 2. Super agility; 3. Ability to alternate between heat-shielded state and non-heat- shielded state; 4. A multi-slashes move; 5. An area effect attack. There're two ways of defeating Deathstrike. The cheap way is to use Iceman primarily for ranged attacks. Run away from her when she's heat- shielded, and only engage when her shield is down. This will also prevent you from being hit when she does an area effect attack. Periodically, Deathstrike will summon heat-shielded enemies into the arena to distract you. Switch to Wolverine to kill them with a single hit. They'll usually leave behind pick-ups for you, so it's actually a good deal. There're five 100-points shards here: one on each side, and three at the back. When you're running away from her, use the opportunity to pick them all up as well. Rinse and repeat until you fully deplete her very long health bar to easily win the fight without losing any health of your own. However, you'll probably not achieve the target upgrade score since this method takes too long. If you intend to get the upgrade score, you'll have to be more aggressive. Start by closing in on Deathstrike as Wolverine, and slash her several times until her heat shield is down. Take note that while doing so, you may: 1, miss completely because she's just so agile and 2. be counter-attacked and lose health. Nevertheless, slashing her is the fastest way of depleting her health, so doing so right from the start of the fight can help you to quicken the process. Anyway, slash her until she loses her heat shield, and then quickly switch to Iceman and do ranged attacks on her. Rinse and repeat the switching and attacking to defeat her quickly. She'll still summon heat-shielded enemies during the process, so you'll have to take note not to suffer cheap strikes from them. In both ways of beating her, being good with avoiding Deathstrike's attacks is the key to defeating her. If you manage to dispose her within 1:30, and collect all 500 pick-up points, you should blow the target upgrade score easily. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 8. NIGHTCRAWLER MISSION 1 ====================================================================== This is a solo mission involving Nightcrawler. OBJECTIVE: FIND THE 5 BOMBS BEFORE THE TIMER GOES OFF! ------------------------------------------------------ Target Upgrade Score: 3,000 Your time limit is 2:00, so this would be a real race against time. Start off by going straight ahead to find BOMB #1. Touch it to destroy it. Continue up and fight any enemies along the way, while picking up the energy pick-ups. The game will throw you some brief tutorial along the way about using Nightcrawler's powers, including his ability to stop time when "bamfing". As you progress, head a little to the left to find a room with EIGHT 100 pick-up points shards. Quickly tap them all to collect them all. Two of them are rather hidden, so you may have to press yourself close to the left wall to briefly see them. NOTE: You'll face enemies along the way as you progress through this level. I won't describe them all. To save time, you can ignore most of them, and take out only those that're hindering your progress. Continue up until you find some forcefields to your left. There're are two 100-points shards behind fields, so take them before going up to find BOMB #2. Tap it, and search the top right corner of it for a 100-point shard. Go left now until you find BOMB #3. Destroy it, and then walk up behind where it was to find another 100-point shard. Continue left now, and use the path blocked by containers as cover. Keep breaking the containers and going left until you hit an area where continuous fire is coming against you in a straight line from below. This is because a shooter is actually down below, and it won't stop shooting. Tap Nightcrawler to stop time, so that you can get past the fire without getting hit, and then go all the way to the left to find BOMB #4. Before you destroy BOMB #4, break the containers to the top right of it to find two 100-point shards. Now, you can go and destroy the damn bomb. To the left of this bomb is a 100-point shard, but don't let it fool you into thinking that there's only one. Break the containers to the right of this shard to open a path to the left for two more 100- points. Now, go down to find yourself several shooters. Use the left path to go down to avoid between sandwiched in between the shooters. Stop time if necessary, and then quickly walk down. You'll find two more 100- points shards that are in between all the shooters. After you pass the shooters, you'll find BOMB #5. Destroy it to end the level. NOTE: If you get all the shards, you should have 1,900 pick-up points. Maintain a 75% enemy ratio and finish the level in a minute+, and you *should* get the target upgrade score. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 9. LEVEL 2-1: BRIDGE BREAK In ====================================================================== Ah, Magneto. OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE THE CASTLE GROUNDS TO MEET UP WITH WOLVERINE AND ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ICEMAN ------ Target Upgrade Score: 3,000 There're no pick-up points, so you'll have to finish quickly while keep up a healthy enemy ration to get your target score. First off, you'll see some human-shaped objects in front of you. When you're controlling Magneto, anything that can be manipulated by him will have a green marker on it. These human-shaped objects has green markers on them, so touch one or two to open the pathway. Go up, and then drag one object to hit the fast-shooting machine on the left. This will cause damage to it. You may have to do this twice to destroy one machine. Take the right path up, and pick up the energy points along the way. Another fast shooter is on the left. Use the human-shaped objects to down it. Continue up to hit a short scene. Two large doors block your way, while a fast shooter is on the left, and a green bomb is on the left. Drag the green bomb to the fast shooter to destroy it, and then quickly tap Magneto to use X-Factor. This will allow him to lift the large door that he can't lift in normal mode. Remember to lift only the LEFT door. Go into the next area, and then right. Anti-mutant drones ambush! You're now trapped in a small area, the drones are appearing quickly, and the fast shooter that you just destroyed has respawned and keeps shooting at you. Hide behind the right large door (now you know why) so that the fast shooter's shots can't hit you, and then take out the drones. Once done, go right, and then drag the green bomb there to destroy the fast shooters. The green bomb respawns faster than the shooters, so you can take out two shooters with two drags. Quickly use X-Factor again to lift the door above (any one will do), and then cross the bridge up. While on the way, drag another green bomb to blast the blocked path in front (by human-shaped objects and a fast shooter on the left) to clear the way to the left. Go left, and drag the green bomb above the down the fast shooter below. Left again, this time, drag the green bomb below to down the fast shooter above. Further left, and you'll find yet another fast shooter. This one totally blocks the path, so drag another green bomb to dispose it. Go further left, and anti-mutant drones attack. Destroy them, and go left again until you find a fast shooter at the bottom left, just underneath a large door. A green bomb is above, so drag it to destroy the fast shooter, and then quickly use X-Factor to lift the large door. NOTE: If you run out of mutant energy, wait for the fast shooter to respawn. Each time it gets destroyed, it leaves an energy pick-up. Go through the cleared path now and you're done. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 10. LEVEL 2-2: GARDEN SURVIVAL ====================================================================== Magneto joins up with Iceman here with a totally frustrating level. OBJECTIVE: FIND WOLVERINE IN THE CASTLE GARDEN ---------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,500 Go up, and then left to find two green bombs. Destroy them, and then go past them into the middle area of this room. Notice the bottom left area has two green bombs too. Heat-shielded enemies and normal enemies appear from both sides. Drag the green bombs towards them to kill them. They respawn, so keep repeating the process until the forcefield below the bottom left bombs clears. Head down that path now, but remember to pick up the three 100-points shards on the left. Go through the opened door on the bottom left, and through another door again for another three 100-points shards. Once you enter into the next area, the door closes. Go down, and take out all the anti-mutant drones that appear. Comb this area in a clockwise direction, destroying green bombs as they block you. Soon enough, you'll be attacked for flying fast shooters. Worst still, drones reappear to confuse you, and as you run around trying to avoid the attacks, green bombs around you start to explode. There's nothing much you can do except to keep destroying the flying shooters with the green bombs. These shooters respawn several times, so make sure you finish them all. You'll know that you've done it when a door opens on the top right area of this room. Go through the door for another three 100-points shards. As you continue, notice two green bombs on the sides. Drag any one and use it on the berserk fast shooter in the next room - this one shoots everywhere! You'd better destroy it in before you enter the next room. The next room is a large area with three more berserk shooters. Below is a rough sketch of their locations: ----- ----- B B ----- ----- Green Bomb ----- B ----- --- --- R R --- --- The two "Rs" are actually small railings above the beserk shooters that you just destroyed. Drag them towards the beserk shooter below the green bomb, one by one, to destroy it. You can then go up to the green bomb and use it to destroy the other two shooters. If you hide below the green bomb, these two can't hurt you. Once you destroy all the shooters, a door opens at the top right corner of this room, and pick up the three 100-points shards along the way. A short scene shows you the destination - a shiny objective marker protected by a forcefield. Beside the forcefield are several defense mechanism, including a pair of fast shooters. However, you can safely ignore them. Instead, go right, near to the green bomb there, and wait for heat- shielded enemies to appear. There're a total of four of them. Wait for them to cluster together (or take them out one-by-one, your call), and then drag the green bomb towards them. You must defeat all four for the forcefield to lower. Now, just walk up quickly to the shiny objective marker to end this level. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 11. LEVEL 2-3: CYBER NINJA ====================================================================== Boss fight time. Now, this one IS a piece of cake. BOSS FIGHT: CYBER NINJA ----------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,000 This dude has the following strengths: 1. Shurikens throw; 2. An area effect attack; 3. Heat-shielded. There're flying shooters around here, but strangely, they don't shoot. Two green bombs are in the middle of the room. You can simply switch to Magneto and keep dragging them towards the Cyber Ninja to finish him off without losing health. However, this may take too long to finish. So, if you want to hit the target score, use Wolverine to slash him repeatedly until his life bar is about 50-60% first. This can be achieved very quickly. Switch to Magneto now and use the green bombs on him till he falls. You win! + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 12. NIGHTCRAWLER MISSION 2 ====================================================================== Another silly Nightcrawler mission again, but at least the target upgrade score isn't insane. OBJECTIVE: DISABLE THE 5 NUCLEAR CORES BEFORE THEY EXPLODE! ----------------------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 1,500 First off, head straight up and destroy all the containers there to find FIVE 100-points shards. Head back down, and then right. Fight off any enemies here that appear. You'll soon find the NUCLEAR CORE #1. Walk over it to disable it. Continue right while fighting enemies, and then head up. At the end of the path, go left until you hit an obvious path to go up. Before you do so, head down instead to a hidden area for three 100-points shards. Head up now to find NUCLEAR CORE #2. Disable it. Go up now until you reach the area with diagonal stripes on the ground. Go up a little more, and NUCLEAR CORE #3 and #4 are on the left and right sides of the area. Disable them. Go up all the way until you get blocked by a forcefield to the left. There're three more 100-points shards behind the forcefield. Take them, and then backtrack. Move a little to the right to find three more 100-points shards hanging in midway (diagonally). Now, go down a little more to find some containers to the right of a green bomb. Destroy them to reach NUCLEAR CORE #5. Disable it to end the level. NOTE: You'd probably NOT disable all the cores within the given time frame, but even with zero speed bonus, you can still hit the target upgrade score for this level. With a total of 1,400 pick-ups points, it's impossible not to! Just hit some enemies along the way, pick up all the 100-points shards, and you should be ok. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 13. LEVEL 3-1: CASTLE BREAK IN ====================================================================== The level begins with Wolverine looking on, as a short scene introduces the Silver Samurai, and his comments on Deathstrike's "implants". Aargh. OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE THE CASTLE AND FIND LADY DEATHSTRIKE ---------------------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 2,500 When you resume control as Wolverine, go right until you reach a large area. Two doors are on the top and bottom of this area, but they're locked. Take out the enemies here to boost your enemy ratio, and then head to the bottom right corner of this screen to find a door out. Continue on this linear path while taking out enemies until you reach an objective marker. You'll also face two green bombs along the way, so you may want to switch to Iceman just to take them out from afar. When you're at the objective marker, walk over it, and you'll open the two previously locked doors. You'll have to blast open a door (not locked) to reach the marker. If you check out the top right corner of the marker, you'll find three 100-points shards hanging there. Take them, and then carry on walking in an counter-clockwise direction. When you reach the top left corner of this room you'll find three more 100-points shards there. Eventually, you'll exit through the top door. Head down now to the bottom door, and follow the linear path there until you hit the cut- scene to end this level. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 14. LEVEL 3-2: CASTLE PURSUIT ====================================================================== This level introduces the Silver Samurai. OBJECTIVE: CHASE DOWN SILVER SAMURAI AND LADY DEATHSTRIKE --------------------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 2,500 You'll begin in a small area with a green bomb and an enemy. Finish him off, and head down. A forcefield blocks your progress, so take the path on the right instead while taking out any enemies that hinder you. Go up a little to find a fast shooter. Switch to Iceman, and use his ranged attacks on it until it's destroyed. A short scene will show here, showing you that the forcefield is down, and a door has opened below it. Before you head towards that direction, go to the right of where the shooter was to find three 100-points shards. Now, head towards the door. Switch to Wolverine so that you can slash your way past the heat-shielded enemies. Go through the door, and hug the left wall until you see three more 100-points shards. You should go right to the next area now, but a fast shooter is in your way. Switch to Magneto, and drag the green bomb at the bottom of this area carefully towards the shooter to destroy it. NOTE: If you accidentally drag the bomb towards a wall, it'll explode. With the shooter out of the way, go right into the next area. Go down now, and you should notice another green bomb to the left, after a door. Drag it as Magneto, and then go down a little to bomb the hell out of an enemy. A fast shooter is below this enemy, so wait for the green bomb to respawn, and then repeat the drag-and-bomb process. Take the "7 o'clock" path downwards, and you'll find a forcefield in your way. Two enemies are shooting at you from the 10 o'clock direction. Still as Magneto, search for a container on the ground to the right of the last room, and hurl it towards the two enemies. This will kill them instantly, and at the same time, lower the forcefield. Watch the cut-scene and note the positions of the green bombs, enemies and a fast shooter. Switch to Wolverine now, and go down. Finish off the heat-shielded enemies, and switch to Magneto. Continue drag the closest green bomb at the fast shooter to destroy it. NOTE: If you need health, life pick-ups are to the left of this area, hanging in mid-air before the door. Anyhow, use the green bomb again on a large shooter just to the left of the fast shooter. This clears the path to the left. Switch to Wolverine quickly, and take out as many enemies as possible while going left. Ignore the two shooters here, since the area is too congested (too many enemies) to take them out without getting hurt. Concentrate on taking out the heat-shielded enemies so as you can up your enemy ratio. As you continue left, you'll eventually reach the end of the room. An objective marker is there, so step onto it to end this level. NOTE: While this level is generally easy, getting the target score requires some fast action. I managed a 73% enemy ratio, finished the level in 58 seconds and got all 600 pick-up points to finally hit the required 2,500 points. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 15. LEVEL 3-3: SILVER SAMURAI ====================================================================== Another easy boss fight. The Silver Samurai only sounds good. BOSS FIGHT: SILVER SAMURAI -------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,000 This dude has the following strengths: 1. A dashed attack; 2. A powerful sword attack; 2. Flying shooters providing cover for him. The major problem here is actually not the Silver Samurai, but his lackeys. Flying shooters go sending bombs down to distract you, so you'd do well to avoid their attacks. Take note of the red circle markers that they send down before attacking - avoid the areas where these circles are to avoid being hit. Use Wolverine in the early stage of the game to tear down the Silver Samurai's health. Once he's about 60% health, switch to Magneto and use the green bombs in this area to constantly bombard him till he falls. For good measure, bomb some shooters if you want a better enemy ratio. This fight can be completed in 40 seconds. NOTE: If you need pick-up points, they can be found at the top left (two 100-points), top right (one 100-points) and right (one 100- points). Watch the comic panel-style cut-scene now as you head into the next chapter. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 16. NIGHTCRAWLER MISSION 3 ====================================================================== A senator is trying to preach about mutant tolerance. Some terrorist is trying stop him from doing so. Your task is to kill that bugger before he gets the chance to do whatever he wants to do. OBJECTIVE: STOP THE TERRORIST BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! --------------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,000 This is the easiest of Nightcrawler's missions so far. You'll be given a rough idea of where the terrorist is, and all you need to do is to continue down the linear path until you find that terrorist. There're plenty of energy pick-ups along the way, so take them all, and use X-Factor as and when available to slow time. Green bombs literally littered themselves all over this map, so proceed with care, since many containers are conveniently located to block your path, just so that the bombs can explode on you. Go up from where you begin, and break the containers in front to open a path. You should see a life pick-up right ahead, so take it and go left. At the end, you should find more energy and life pick-ups. Go down to find another life pick-up. Go right at the end, and carefully destroy the containers and use the path that opens up to avoid being hit by the green bombs. You'll soon hit another life pick-up and more energy pick-ups. Head up now, and at the top right corner, find another life pick-up and more energy pick-ups. You're close. Head left now, and then up. The green bombs are queuing up to hurt you, but just walk quickly through the middle path, and the bombs can't touch you, except the last one in the middle. Avoid it, and then go right to find said terrorist. Engage him to finish off the level. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 17. LEVEL 4-1: LOT ASSAULT ====================================================================== This will be a painful level, with enemies of various forms attacking you in waves. Try your best to clear them out as the objectives suggest. OBJECTVE: CLEAR OUT THE ENEMY AND SECURE THE POWER PLANT -------------------------------------------------------- Target Upgrade Score: 3,500 Switch to Magneto and head right. You should find two green bombs above and below. Drag one of them and go forward. You'll soon be greeted with a flying enemy and a heat-shielded enemy. Plant the bomb in the gap between them to take them out at one go. At the end of the path, you'll find more another pair of similar enemies. Switch to Wolverine for a fast kill on the heat-shielded dude, and then quickly switch to Iceman to take out the flying one at the far end. Switch back to Magneto. Go up to find another flying enemy on the left, behind some containers. A heat-shielded enemy is a little further up on the right. Drag one container to kill the heat-shielded one. Another heat- shielded guy will now sneak up from behind. Use another container to finish him. Now, you can use one more container to finish off the flying guy. Hug the left wall now, and you should find four 100-points shards at the light yellow area to the left (or bottom left, depending on where you stand). Take them all. Further up, another enemy appears. Use a container on the right to down him. Now, as you're about to approach the next area, notice a green bomb here. Drag it, and then head into the huge room ahead. Plenty, and I mean, plenty of flying shooters will ambush you. Use the green bomb immediately on the one (or two, depending on how close they're) on the right to clear the path there. Hug the right wall and quickly run upwards. You should notice four more 100-points shards to the right of the wall, lined up in vertical fashion. Take them all. As you reach the end while going up, a shooter (not flying) greets you. Thankfully, there're some containers there, so use them to destroy the shooter. Go left a little, and you'll find a lovely row of three green bombs. Drag one, and then go left a little. A flying shooter appears, as well as a fast shooter. Use the green bombs on them. You can now explore the area directly above the green bombs for four more 100-points shards. These will make it 1,200 pick-up points, cool! Go left further to find another green bomb. Drag it and go left to find two more flying shooters. A strategic place of the bomb in the gap between them will send them to their maker. Drag the same bomb once it respawns, and go left a little more. You'll find a berserk shooter at the 7 o'clock direction. Place the bomb there to destroy it. You can also drag another bomb and attack the enemies at the 10 o'clock direction to boost your enemy ratio. All you need to do now is to simply grab another bomb and head down- wards. You'll find another enemy and a shooter there. Place the ball there to take both of them out. Switch to Wolverine for a final time now. Go down further for another heat-shielded enemy. Slash him to death, and go down a little more to find the objective marker. Yay! + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 18. LEVEL 4-2: PIPES ESCAPE ====================================================================== Another one of those swarming enemies level. You'll control only Magneto and Wolverine here. OBJECTVE: LET ICEMAN COOL THE PIPES WHILE YOU ESCAPE TOWARD THE POWER --------------------------------------------------------------------- PLANT ----- Target Upgrade Score: 2,000 Head left and you'll face two flying shooters. I'd suggest simply using Magneto to drag the containers around to dispose them. Head left further, and two enemies will sneak up. Dispose them as well. Go down now, and then head right. An enemy is shooting at the upwards direction just to the right. Finish him off, and then go further right. As you reach the end, another enemy sneak up from behind. You know what to do. Drag a container and then go down. Go left now to find a fast shooter, so plant the container there. If you can't take it out in one hit, there're more containers around. Head left, and then go down again. You may notice you're actually heading downwards in a zigzag direction by now. Go right, and an enemy sneaks up, while another is on the right. Defeat them, and then drag a container. Head down again, but there's a fast shooter there, so toss the container at it. Whatever you do, conserve your X-Factor. As you go left, you'll find three large doors. You'll need avoid the attacks from anti-mutant drones while lifting a large door with X- Factor, so that you can head left. I'd sugggest hiding at the right end and lift the large door, before the drones appear. You'll save a lot of hassle like this. Head left now to find more enemies. You may want to switch to Wolverine for faster attacks. Anyhow, dispose the foes, continue left, and then head up. Oh, and drag a container with you as well - there's one at the left corner. As you head up, two flying enemies appear. Use the container on one, and then quickly drag another container nearby to finish off the other. Head up all the way now. A berserk shooter greets you. If you've enough health, just switch to Wolverine and slash it into pieces. Before you go left, you should find three large doors to the left. Switch to Magneto, and use X-Factor to lift one away. Enter into this hidden area to find four 100-points shards and four life pick-ups. If you do this level within a minute, and get these 400 points, you should hit the target score. Go back up, and then head left. There're two berserk shooters here. Use the containers around here to dispose these shooters, and beware of the enemy that sneaks up from behind. You've now cleared the path to the left, which will lead you to the objective marker. + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== 19. LEVEL 4-3: AM HOVERTANK ====================================================================== A generic boss fight chapter. You'll take on a... hovertank (duh!). BOSS FIGHT: AM HOVERTANK ------------------------ This toy has the following strengths: 1. It's hovering, so Wolverine is practically useless; 2. It goes from left to right, spitting fires at you; 3. Heat-shielded enemies appear from time to time to distract you. There're two green bombs, one on the left, and one on the right. The game tells you that you can use them to act as a shield if you're Magneto, but you don't really need to do so. The left end of the room has a 100-points shard, and the right end has three 100-points shards. Take them all. Now, to beat this boss, use the following strategy: 1. Use Magneto, drag a bomb, and toss it at the boss; 2. Switch to Iceman, run into the direction that it's hovering in from (eg. if he's coming in from the left, you should run towards the left), and use ranged attacks on him. This helps lower the chance that you'll get hit from its projectiles. 3. At the other end, switch back to Magneto. Drag the bomb there and attack the boss. As the boss is very slow, you can throw as many bombs towards it to lower his health. Typically, one attack can lower one bar of his life. 4. If an heat-shielded enemy appears, switch to Wolverine to slash him. 5. At any time, DO NOT attemp to hide at the left or right sides of the area. These areas are small and will leave you will no where to hide if the hovertank attacks. Remain mobile at all times. 6. Rinse and repeat. You win! + + + LEVEL COMPLETED + + + + + + SCORE ATTACK MODE UNLOCKED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== APPENDIX 1. VERSION HISTORY ====================================================================== Version 0.1: Skeleton of guide done. Basic information done. Walkthrough for first two levels done. (6.6.06) Version 0.12: Made some changes to the level titles. Walkthrough done up to 5th level. (6.9.06) Version 0.4: Walkthrough done for 6th-16th level. (6.13.06) ====================================================================== ====================================================================== APPENDIX 2. FAQS ====================================================================== + + + UNFINISHED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== APPENDIX 3. CREDITS ====================================================================== + + + UNFINISHED + + + ====================================================================== ====================================================================== APPENDIX 4. DONATION ====================================================================== If you like my work, and would like to extend a little donation, you can PayPal it to lestor_wong at yahoo.com. After living with the missus for a few years, we've finally decided to host our wedding this November. Every dollar counts for me now. 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