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Guide and Walkthrough by DDCecil
Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/14/2001
Mega Turrican for Sega Genesis FAQ/Walkthrough V1.0 4-14-2001 By DDCecil (James Tompkins) DDCecil@webspawner.com http://www.webspawner.com/users/DDCecil 1. Introduction/Updates 2. Controls 3. Items 4. Walkthrough 5. Secrets 6. Credits 1. Introduction/Updates ----------------------- Mega Turrican is one of my most favorite Genesis games, and is a great and challenging game! I hope this guide helps you out on it, as it gets very difficult in the later levels! BTW, this is my most ambitious FAQ to date, so enjoy (and I'll be updating ALL my other FAQs pretty soon, too... One of these days :D) V1.0 - 4-14-2001 - Finished the walkthrough. 2. Controls ----------- At the title screen, choose options to change your controller buttons (if you want) I play like this: A: Fire B: Jump C: Rope If you do not choose options, the game starts out like this: A: Rope B: Fire C: Jump To use your bombs that clear the screen (You get 3 per life, and once you die, you get all 3 back if you used any), press down + (Rope Button) or if you have a 6-button controller just press X, Y, or Z to use one. To use your rope, press and hold the (rope button) to aim it. Then let go to shoot out your rope. After attaching to a ceiling, you can swing by pressing left and right to swing Turrican back and forth and reach new areas! 3. Items -------- Diamonds and 1-UPs are totaled up at the end of each world. Diamond - Collect them for bonus points! Mini Turrican - 1-UP! Heart - Recovers all your energy. Green S - Makes you invincible for a few seconds! Rocket - Gives you a homing option weapon that comes out when you fire your weapon. Green Circle - Gives or Increases Laser Weapon (Up to 3 times) Red Circle - Gives or Increases Multi-laser Weapon (Up to 3 times) Blue Circle - Gives or Increases Rebound Weapon (Up to 3 times) 4. Walkthrough -------------- Start by keeping the game on Normal mode. On Easy mode, once you get to the end of World 2, the game ends, so choose Normal (or Hard if you want) if you want to see all of the game! World 1: Diamonds: 128 (200 if you go through the hidden area.) 1-UPs: 6 (8 if you go through the hidden area.) Area 1-1: Start by heading right, and either jump on or shoot the small robots. Shoot the 2 boxes for Power-Ups. Continue right and down and jump on the flying robots. In this next part, jump on the small box and shoot the green flying robot to the right. After defeating him, shoot your rope up at the ceiling, start to swing, and jump up to where your rope connects. Grab the 5 diamonds that are up there, and use the 2 moving platforms to reach the 1-UP in the box. Make sure to shoot the 2 purple orbs on the right wall. Now drop down and go right. Go up to where you'll find more orbs and 4 diamonds. Once at the top, throw your rope to the suspended platform at the far right of the screen to make it to the right side of it. Continue to the right, and use your rope to reach the top platform where you'll see some diamonds. Grab all these and after you pass the area where fire shoots out up and left, use your rope to reach the box above the 2 small robots that contains a heart and rocket. Next, jump onto the bridge where the 2 robots are and it will collapse. While falling, stay to the right to catch a heart power-up. You are now at the first boss! Mini-Boss: Centipede - 5000 pts. |_______ E | 3 1 | A | 2 B 4 |____C______| E - Is where you come from. Jump on the block in the center (B). Shoot to the right as he comes out. He'll wrap around and go to the bottom left exit. Next he'll come out of the top left exit (3) and wrap around block (A) and go above block (B) and head back to the right (4). He'll then start his pattern over. Keep shooting him over and over in his head. For an easy win, get on the floor between blocks B and C. When he comes by, turn into a ball and use your missiles to kill him extremely quick! Area 1-2: After defeating the Centipede, take the top left path and continue onwards. You'll come back to the bottom left path pretty soon. Head upwards. Killing the robots and getting the 2 power-up boxes. Go up as far as possible, and head right for some diamonds and a 1-UP. Use your rope to escape from this room and go left. Get onto the small elevator and let it take you downwards. Once it reaches the bottom, jump on it and hurry to the left so it goes back up the screen, and allows you to drop down below it. Stay to the left wall and you'll enter a small area with a few diamonds and a 1-UP. Jump out of this area and head right. Use your rope and swing to reach where the diamonds and a 1-UP in a box are. This is the trickiest 1-UP in this area to get, so be careful and watch out for the "garbage" that drops when you swing. Afterwards, go back left and get off of the first small elevator and head left. Grab which power-ups you want and continue left, killing a green robot in the process. Grab the diamonds at the end of this area, and jump on the platforms moving up and down and avoid the pillar flames. Get on the elevator at the end. Shoot the power-up box and fall down the shaft, staying to the left to grab some diamonds. At the very bottom, grab the group of diamonds and kill the green robot. Go right, and use your rope to reach a 1-UP in a box. Kill the green robot below it. Now check your score. If you have a "00" in your main score (not the 001020 at the beginning of this sample score, but like this: 009500 or 010050...) after passing this next area you'll be in a hidden area (Also, you must have found all 1-UPs and diamonds in the area.) If you are a first time player, you might as well skip the hidden area, as it is pretty challenging. Once on the elevator, bad guys will come out of the middle of the screen and start dropping on you. If you are aiming for the hidden area, avoid them all you can by staying to the extreme left or right of the screen! Don't use your wheel power either (or your score will increase)! Afterwards you'll either be in a new area or the remainder of the normal area... Area 1 Hidden Level: If you go right, and the first thing you see is a box, you're in the hidden area! Head right and drop down to get the 2 diamonds. Go right and down. Hold left to reach the area below the starting point. Grab the diamonds, then use the rope to exit where you came in. Head right, passing the 3 flame pillars, and enter the wall where the top of the 3rd pillar comes up. Go left and get the diamonds at the end. Exit this area and go upward. Continue going up and right and blast a box for a heart and shield. Go left, passing a green rolling creature, and you'll approach a hole. Fall down it while hugging to the right wall. Get the diamonds and heart inside, and leave this area. Get back to the hole. Use your rope to cross the pit and keep going left. At the end of this passageway, go up and stay to the left. At the top you'll find an elevator. Jump on it to reach a 1-UP. After falling back down to where the elevator starts at. Use your rope to enter the area just right of where the fire comes from (right below 5 diamonds) to reach an area with 2 more diamonds (+ the 5). Exit this area and go right. You'll soon reach an area of flames and platforms. Pass this area, and you'll reach an area where garbage falls from the top of the screen. Use your rope to pass this area. Get the contents in the box (a shield!) and pass another garbage dumping area. Afterwards, you'll see a box up high. Use your rope to reach it (a 1-UP) and 3 diamonds. Drop down, and follow the path to the end. Area 1-3: If you just came out of the hidden area, you'll probably have very little time to complete the level. You might as well rush to the boss! Anyways, once you reach this area. Head right skipping the area w/ diamonds above your head (you'll be back soon), and climb up the shaft. Once you reach the area with 2 elevators, step onto the 1st elevator to go downwards. Go right and collect the power-ups and diamonds at the end. Head left and climb to the top of the shaft. At the very top, use your wheel power to squeeze in the left passageway and go left for some diamonds and a weak enemy which you'll kill. Drop down the shaft and you'll land on a platform w/ a box containing a 1-UP. Drop down and gather the diamonds. Head back up the shaft and head right at the top. You'll reach the first real boss of the game! Boss of World 1: Goop Monster Once you enter the room, jump onto the rightmost platform. Once the boss stops dropping from the ceiling, wait until you see a group of eyeballs appear in the goop. You must destroy 3 of these to beat the boss. The eyeball group will most always appear opposite the screen where you are. Use your rope to hook on to the ceiling, and swing across and shoot the eyeballs. Afterwards, you'll get points for your diamonds and enter World 2! World 2: Diamonds: 1-UPs: Area 2-1: Once you start the level head right and kill the crab before jumping to the platform. Get the power-ups. Before going onward, doesn't the area above the entrance look sort of strange? Use your rope on the left wall and swing into the hidden area and use your wheel to grab a hidden 1-UP! Now use your rope to pass the gap or jump up onto the block on your right. See that next box? The platform which it lays on will flip around if you stand on it long enough, so be careful. Continue right, and soon you'll reach 2 of those rotating platforms suspended over a pit! Not to mention waterfalls crashing down! Be careful and time your jumps. Soon, you'll reach another rotating platform with another waterfall crashing down, and make sure you jump to the next platform from the far right of the one you are standing on, or otherwise you'll fall down to your death 9 times out of 10! Anyways, keep going right. Soon, water will rise at the bottom of the screen. Welcome to 2-2! Area 2-2: Now you'll start finding 1-UPs and diamonds! Head right and you'll pass under an area with some diamonds. Once you reach the 1st floating yellow raft (Do this next part fast or it'll sink!), throw your rope up and left at the ceiling and swing through the wall to reach the area. Jump onto the yellow barrels and use your wheel power to reach the diamonds and a 1-UP in the box. Jump through the left wall and continue right. Past the 3 rafts and you'll find a power-up box, containing a shield! It might get hidden behind part of the foreground, so grab it, and swim right. Keep going and a blue dragon will leap out of the water and over your head. Keep going right, and the dragon will pop out again. Continue right and pass 2 eels. Make sure to jump out of the water when they light up or you'll loose energy! You'll find a 1-UP in a box between 2 waterfalls. Grab this and continue right. Soon you'll see a box and then 3 diamonds. Get onto the raised platform to the right of these diamonds, and throw your rope and swing to enter the small area below the 3 diamonds. Grab the box for a 1-UP. Go right. Under the raised platform is a box containing a 1-UP and a rebound weapon. Want to do Secret #6 listed in the secret section of this FAQ? Grab the 1-UP and Rebound weapon and fall off the screen and die. You'll start right where the 1-UP and rebound weapon are! Keep doing this over and over (More or less a waste of time) to increase the 1-UP total after beating World 2! Afterwards, head right. Soon, the water will rise and you'll fall to 2- 3! Area 2-3: Start by heading right and getting the power-up boxes. Continue to the right and grab the diamonds you find (4 on the platform, then 2 below it.) Now make your way to the extreme right of the area and drop down and grab the diamonds. Now see a box and diamonds to the left behind a wall? Swim upwards and go a little to the left. See that yellow pipe down there? Enter it to reach that area and get the diamonds and a 1-UP. Now swim out and head back to the left, falling into the pit. Fall down it, and go all the way right to find some diamonds and a Power-up box. Go far left and swim upwards and then go right to get some diamonds. Next. go left out of this area, and as you are falling, hold right and enter a yellow pipe to reach a hidden area with a 1-UP. Now leave this area, and go down. After passing the first passageway you came from, go right in the next passageway. Now check 2 alcoves to find a 1-UP in one of them, and some power-ups in the next. Continue right and swim between 2 beams that are on the ceiling to enter a tiny hidden area with a Power-Up. Get out of the area, and head right. At the first gap in the ceiling, go up and collect all the diamonds. Now swim out of this area, and go right and fall down. Walk behind the stack of barrels for a 1-UP! Now walk to the far left, collecting some diamonds, and fall down to the bottom of the area. Now, head right and collect 2 Power-Up boxes and soon you'll reach the boss! Boss of World 2: Octopus Once you enter and the boss forms, start shooting it repeatedly in the eye! Soon, it'll start to move. As it goes near the top of the screen. get between its 2 bottom tentacles. Now once it lifts them, head to the right, swim upwards shooting it some more, and make your way to the top-left of the screen. Now shoot it repeatedly when it moves its tentacles away from its face. Afterwards, it will repeat the pattern from when it entered the room! After shooting it a ton, its skin will fly off around his eyeball (it's not as gross as it sounds). Shoot him 1 or 2 more times and he's finished! World 3: Diamonds: 25 1-UPs: Says 3 (But you can get 6) Area 3-1: Once you start the world, you'll be on a girder that a flying car is carrying and it is going right. Stand on the far right of the girder, and once you see the next car, jump onto its girder! This car will go down-right and then up-right. once you see car #3, jump to it! Car #3 will go downwards. Stay on the far left side of the girder and when you see car #4, jump to it! Car #4 will go down-left, then up-left. Stay to the far left and jump when you see the next car! Car #5 will go straight down. Stay to the right of the girder and jump when you see the next car. On car #6, go past 2 cars and jump on the 3rd one to complete this area! Area 3-2: Once you start this area, grab the power-up box, head right and collect the diamonds, and if you are very familiar with the Turrican series, this next boss battle should be a breeze! Mini-Boss: Fist Hey its the first boss of Super Turrican (SNES)! Start by jumping and shooting it, and when it goes above your head, walk simply to the left or right to avoid it. It takes a lot of shots, but if you are careful, you won't take any damage! Afterwards, go right. You soon encounter the most annoying enemy of this world, the bouncing balls! The best way to deal with these little buggers is to have the multi-laser weapon full-powered and get close to one and fire away! Soon, you'll climb a small hill. Watch out for robots that will fall onto you! Get the power-up box and you'll face your next boss! Mini-Boss: Searchlight Robot Isn't this guy on Contra 3 for SNES? Anyways, stay on the left side of the screen and shoot him repeatedly, When he comes your way, get to the right side of him and jump and shoot him. Use your wheel power if he won't stay away from you, but if you want some 1-UPs later on, make sure to keep a little bit of wheel power. He isn't very hard and dies after taking a few shots! Afterwards, head right, and fall down to find the rest of the diamonds of the level and a 1-UP in a box! Head right and you'll face more of those bouncing balls! Keep going right and up the hill. At the top is a box containing power-ups. Go right and you'll face another boss! Mini-Boss: Destroyed Robot Another boss from Super Turrican, and like the other 2 mini-bosses, this guy is easy. Stay in the middle of the screen, and go under him when he leaps into the air, and then turn around and fire at his head. Do this a couple of times, and boom! He's gone! Afterwards, head right and up the hill, watching out for more bouncing balls, get the power-up box at the top of the screen. Go right and down the hill and you'll find a box containing a 1-UP. Next, jump off the hill. Now, see that robot pacing back and forth on a ledge that looks like a dead-end? If you want 4 1-Ups, ignore that place, as you'll come back soon enough. Head right, watching out for the wrecking ball and the bouncing balls that suddenly appear. Keep going right, passing another wrecking ball and a ton of bouncing balls! Climb the hill and you'll find 2 boxes, one contains a 1-UP! Now head right and fall off the hill and you'll see a ledge like the one earlier with a robot walking back and forth on it. Use your rope to reach that area, kill the robot, and walk left and through the wall. Make your way through the simple maze, and you'll come to an area with a wrecking ball and some more of those annoying bouncing balls. Walk to the far right of the room to reach a 1-UP. Now head left, and go against the wall and use your wheel power. You'll go through the wall and reach an area with a 1-UP. Now head left, shooting the millions of bouncing balls that inhabit this room, and you'll come to a power-up box containing a laser and heart. Keep going left, and at the end of the room you'll find the 4th 1-UP! Now work your way up and out of this room, and you'll be at the first ledge again. Now head to the far right of this area, and you'll reach 3- 3! Area 3-3: Once you begin, turn around and get the power-up box. Now head right for another boss! Mini-Boss: Tank Another wimpy boss! Jump onto the tank, and shoot repeatedly at the eyeball. When its "arm" comes down, roll to the left and then get back onto the tank. You should be able to defeat before it can get back to where it started! Once again, keep going right, go up the hill getting a power-up box and facing some more bouncing balls. Soon you'll reach the boss... Mini-Boss: Searchlight Robot Part 2 He's back and follows the same pattern as before... After that, fall down and head right. Watch out for the wrecking ball and more of those bouncing balls! When you reach the power-up box, try and grab the rebound weapon, as it works great on this next boss! Boss of World 3: Crane After all that, were you expecting a hard boss? This guy is even easier than all of World 3's mini-bosses combined! Once you reach him, just stay to the extreme left of the screen firing to the right when the green balls appear, and if you have the rebound weapon, the rebound shots will kill the crane rather quickly! If you have the normal laser, just keep jumping and shooting at the crane, and kill any green balls that appear from the right! If you play your cards right, you won't receive any damage! World 4: Diamonds: 650(!) 1-UPs: 16 Area 4-1: Now the real game begins! If you thought World 1 through 3 were easy, get ready for a real challenge! There are 650 diamonds to find and 16 1- UPs to add to your cache! Anyways, head right and an alien will pop out of the egg. How cute! NOT! This little face-hugging jerk will be the reason you lose so many lives in this area! There are a ton of them through out this world. But what happens when one gets onto you? Press left and right repeatedly to get it off of you. Once this happens, they are very vulnerable, so blast it and then its egg (The egg cannot be killed unless the alien hatches, also the egg can't hurt you)! Now, head to the far left for a box containing power-ups and a 1-UP! By the way, if you happen to get lost in this level, just follow the yellow-bri err... I mean the red exit arrows (The exit is in the top left corner of this entire area)! Anyways, after grabbing the 1-UP, walk back to the right and use your rope to reach the platform with some diamonds on it. Next, walk to the left of this platform and latch onto the next platform, wait until the mid-sized alien goes back to the left, reach the platform and destroy it. Go left, and drop down, grab some diamonds, and head left. You should see an exit-arrow. Go upwards, latching onto any alien heads you can't reach by jumping, and at the top of this part, jump into the pillar separating the alien heads for some power-ups and a 1-UP! Now return to the area left of this pillar. Go upwards grabbing 4 diamonds (2 on each platform), and head right, turning into a ball rolling down the hill, squishing alien eggs! Once at the bottom, grab the heart and start going up the slanted platforms, grabbing diamonds and power-ups. Once you have grabbed everything you want, go to where you found the 1-UP and go up and left, watch out for the 2 mouths on the ground that spits out projectiles, and grab the diamonds surrounding each one. Continue left and you'll reach a heart. Grab the lone diamond above your head, and any other diamonds in this area you haven't got yet. Work your way to a box containing a homing option. Grab it and shoot your rope upwards. Reach that platform, and you'll be confronted with a gigantic bee! Rebound works the best on him. After defeating him, go left. Grab all the diamonds, and you'll have to drop into 4 pillar logs to grab all the items in this area. Once you think you have found everything, drop where there is a red exit arrow pointing downwards. Once at the bottom, roll past the bee and keep going left to reach a diamond and a heart. Now drop down and go down the slope getting the diamonds. Grab the heart at the bottom and work your way through this passageway. Once you see a red exit arrow pointing to the right, you can jump out of this passageway and follow the arrow towards the exit, but if you want some diamonds and some power-ups, keep following the passageway to the bottom of the area and collect these, then get back to the arrow. Jump onto the platform above and to the right of the arrow and walk into the wall for some weapons and some diamonds. Go upwards and hook onto the alien platform. Grab the 5 diamonds and kill the bee. To the left of you is the top of the wall you walked through earlier. Use your rope to get on top of the wall. Walk to the left and you'll fall down grabbing some more diamonds. Now make your way back up to where the bee was, and go up and left. Keep going upwards and you should see a heart to your left, and a passageway to the up-right of you. Grab the heart and use your rope to get up tot he passageway. Watch out for the rolling alien and keep going up-right. Enter the 2 right passageways you'll find up this hill for some diamonds in each one. At the very top of the hill, you'll encounter a bee (Not to mention a red-exit arrow pointing left). Kill it, and if you don't have a lot of time left, you might as well go left and make it to the exit. But if you want more diamonds, go right! Go down the hill collecting some diamonds. Drop down in the pit to reach an area you only saw before, but could never get to. Grab the pyramid of diamonds to the left of you and go right, passing a long pillar above you. Search this area for diamonds, and make your way to the top right of the pillar. To reach the top of this pillar, see the platform to the right of it that goes diagonal up and right? Get to the far right of this platform and jump to scroll the screen up a little bit. Now use your rope and attack it to the pink platform above you. Now swing to the right a bit and left and try to land on top of this pillar. If you are successful, you will land on it and drop down through it and collect more diamonds! After this, work your way back to the top of the pillar again, but be careful not to fall down the middle of it again! From the top of the pillar, jump to the right and collect the lone diamond if you haven't already. Now use your rope on the ceiling above you and get on to this platform you hooked your rope onto. Go right for some diamonds, a Multiple Laser Weapon, and a Heart in the box at the end. Now get back to where you first got onto this platform, and jump far to the left. You should be back at the hill going slanted down and left. Now go up and hook onto the suspended platform that is carrying a lone alien egg. get up onto this platform and work your way to the other small platforms carrying diamonds, and then go right into a passageway that has some aliens and a 1-UP! Now go back to the far left, passing the red-exit arrow pointing left. Next, jump onto the pillars and grab the heart and the diamonds at the end of this small passageway. Drop down the pillar right next to these diamonds to find a couple more. Go down and left, getting more diamonds, and at the end you should see a red-exit arrow pointing upwards. Go up and right, grabbing some diamonds, and killing a bee. Next, go left, killing some more alien eggs. At the end of this passageway, jump to the right, passing some alien eggs and grabbing diamonds. At the end of this small ramp you come to, you'll encounter two bees! Defeat them both (Rebound works great here!) Now jump and head left and pass a bee, some alien eggs, and a mid-sized alien, and you'll find a box containg a heart, shield, homing option (not to mention a lone diamond.) Now go left and you'll finally end this level! (Quick Note: I had 120 sec. left after I found all 1-Ups and Diamonds in this area. ) Area 4-2: This area is a scrolling level connecting by organic trains. Before starting this area, look below to know what is on each of the trains before proceeding. (Fire Pillar A and B mean this: A B ) ( _____ ) (The line means the beginning and end of each train) Train #1 (Where you begin) - 2 Mulitple Laser Power-Ups Train #2 - 1 Mid-Sized Alien, 10 Diamonds, 1 Laser Train #3 - 1 Diamond, Laser, 1 rolling creature, 1 Fire Pillar A and B Train #4 - 15 Diamonds, Laser, 1 Mid-sized alien, 1 Fire Pillar B Train #5 - 11 Diamonds, 1 Mid-sized alien, 1 laser, 1 rolling creature Train #6 - 3 Diamonds, 2 Mid-sized aliens, 1 laser (To get to train #7, jump on the mouth that appears from the middle right of the screen.) Train #7 - 1 Multiple Laser, 1 vertical Fire Pillar (At this train, 3 mouths will appear. Jump over the 1st one, duck the 2nd one, and jump on the next one to reach train #8) Train #8 - 2 Mid-sized aliens, 1 Vertical fire pillar Train #9 - 1 Diamond Train #10 - 2 Diamonds, 2 Mid-sized aliens, 1 vertical Fire Pillar Train #11 - 2 Lasers, 1 rolling creature, 1 Fire Pillar A, 1 vertical Fire Pillar Train #12 - 2 Mid-sized Alien, 3 vertical Fire Pillars (Next, jump on 2 mouths to reach train #13.) Train #13 - 1 rolling creature, 1 mid-sized alien, 3 diamonds, 2 lasers, 1 heart (Next, you must jump on mouths repeatedly, getting 4 lasers on the way to Train #14) Train #14 - Nothing Train #15 - 7 diamonds, 1 Heart (Next, you must jump repeatedly on mouths again, collecting a laser and heart on the way to train #16) Train #16 - 10 diamonds, laser (Next, jump on 2 mouths to reach train #17) Train #17 - 9 Diamonds, Mid-sized alien, laser (Again, jump on 2 mouths to reach train #18) Train #18 - 6 Diamonds, laser (Jump on 3 mouths to reach the final train!) Train #19 - laser, box containing heart and 1-UP, the boss!) Mini-Boss: Eyeball Stay on the left side of the screen, and jump the green balls it throws at you. After the ones circling him are gone, it'll make more surround it, and throw them at you again. Once these are gone, just jump and shoot it, while avoiding the small projectiles. Afterwards, it's back into another alien area! Area 4-3: Start by shooting the box for a 1-UP and other power-ups. Drop down to the next slope and kill the alien egg. Drop down and go right. If you are still in the collecting mood, go up above the 'red exit arrow pointing downwards' using your rope to reach the slope and head up and right, getting a lot of diamonds and a box containing some power-ups at the end of this passageway. Now come back to the beginning of the level where the arrow is. See the slope full of diamonds above you (below the other passage you just came from)? Go up that. (You'll get a 1-UP on the way up.) head right, passing some more bees, and go down the slope to the very bottom. Now go back up the slope, checking each alcove above your head for some diamonds (and a 1-UP in one of them.) Now get back to the very beginning of the area. Go down the slope and you'll see a red exit arrow pointing upwards. Skip this and continue going down the slope, running into many alien eggs. At the bottom, go up the next slope that has an alien egg on it. Continue up it and head to the far left. At the end, you will see a place where you can drop down. Before going down, jump on the alien head and then use your rope to reach the alien head above you and shoot the box for a 1-UP and other power-ups. Drop down the drop and grab the 7 diamonds on the way down. Once at the bottom, go down the slope, and you'll then go up a slope back to where the slope you went up earlier. Take the passage right under the slope (It's a pink blob platform) and you'll be in an area with a ton of alien eggs. Head left, and you'll find a 1-UP above one of the eggs. Latch onto the platform above where you got the 1-UP, and make your way to the top left corner for a diamond and a heart. Now drop down and go left, and you'll be back at the drop off point (where you got the 7 diamonds.) go back down this slope, then go up the other slope, going up each alcove for diamonds. Once you have explored this area get back to the beginning of the area where the 'red exit pointing upwards' is... Follow it and go down the slope. While going downward, you'll see a bunch of diamonds on platforms. Explore this area and you'll find a 1-UP in a box. After getting everything, keep going right, and you'll see an exit arrow pointing downwards. Ignore it and go upwards instead. Go left and you'll find 2 diamonds on a small suspended platform and a box containing power-ups. Go back right, and go up one more floor. Continue left up the slope and grab the diamonds in this area and a 1-UP on a suspended platform at the end. Head back right and drop down, passing the 2 'red exit arrows pointing downwards'. Go left down the slope and fall into the first hole. make your way to the bottom getting some diamonds and a heart at the end. Make your way back to the top of this pit. Continue left down the slope. Jump the next 'pit' that has a 'red exit arrow pointing downwards' and below that a 'red exit arrow pointing right'. Go down this slope and get all the diamonds at the end. Now get on the middle slope and jump left intot he wall. Make your way through the wall, grabbing some diamonds and a 1-UP too! Now go up the hill, grabbing diamonds and passing alien eggs (If you ahve any rolling power left, use it here!). At the top you'll see 2 'red exit arrows', one pointing left and right. Grab the 2 diamonds above them, and head right, going down the slope to an area with some diamonds and a heart. You can also see the boss' head from this area! get out of this area, and head back left to the 2 exit arrows. Drop down and go left. Shoot the box for power-ups and a 1-UP. Go right, and make sure to grab the diamonds on the suspended platforms. Go down the slope, and head left. You'll pass 3 bees. Drop down, and head right. Be careful in this area, as there is a lot of enemies! At the end of this passageway, you'll finally be at the boss! Boss of World 4: Alien Queen FYI, This is the same as the final boss on the SNES version. This boss fight is very easy! Stay on her tail, just to the right of the spike, jumping and shooting at her head, jumping any balls that roll towards you. Not hard at all. It is nice to take a breather after beating the pain that was World 4, eh? Once you defeat her, it's time for the final area! World 5: Diamonds: 131 1-UPs: 9 (I only found 8) Area 5-1: Oh yes! The final world! This level isn't as long as World 4, but it is just as hard! Conveyors, Moving Platforms, and some tough to find items (There is still a 1-UP I have yet to find, and I've looked everywhere!) make this place a challenge! Start by going right, and jump the pit and jump intot he right wall. Use your wheel power to squeeze through the wall and grab the diamonds and the ower-up box. Fall through the floor, kill the big machines, and head to the far left for a 1-UP. Now go right, passing 3 Pillars. If you get squished, you lose a life, no matter what, so be careful! At the end of this part, you'll see a platform above and to the right of you. Use your rope to attach onto it and get on top of it. Watch out for the small robots that fly over it. Attach your rope straight up to the ceiling (to the right of the middle of the platform you are on) and jump through the middle of this ceiling, and go right for a power-up box. Next, drop down and go left, watching out for the missiles that pop out fo the ground. Soon, you'll find a heart. Grab it, and the screen will forcefully scroll you to the mini-boss! Mini-Boss: 2 Swirling Orb Turrets Stand on the middle platform and shoot at the turrets when they are to the left or right of you. Jump or walk barely to the left or right to avoid any projectiles they throw at you. They go down failry quickly, and afterwards, you will begin 5-2. Area 5-2: From the mini-boss, continue to go left. Kill the big robot and grab the power-up box. Jump on the first moving bolt platform as it goes upwards. Jump to make the ceiling visible. Then attach your rope, and swing to the right to grab the 1-UP. Now go left and upwards, to reach an area with diamonds. Jump through the ceiling, and go right for some more diamonds and a box containg power-ups and a 1-UP at the end. Now go back to the left, drop through the ceiling and go back right. Jump onto the suspended platform, and drop down to the conveyor belt-suspended platform. Go drop while holding left to land on a moving bolt platform. Go left, and use the moving bolt platform to reach a small area with 3 diamonds, a giant robot, and a box containing a 1-Up and other power- ups. Get out of this area, and make your way to the right wall, where a moving bolt platform goes up and down. Jump onto this bolt and use your wheel power to go through the middle of the wall to reach a crucial secret area! Keep going right to collect a ton of diamonds! Once you reach as far as possible, jump to make the screen scroll upwards a bit. Now jump up and go left, and keep doing that, then you can go left without jumping. You'll collect some more diamonds, and then you'll fall. Keep going left and you'll see an enclosed area with a box and a 1-UP. To reach this area, go a little to the left of the enclosed area and shoot your rope upwards, and jump to the right to reach the 1-UP and a box containing some power-ups and another 1-UP. Drop down and go through the wall to return to the main area. Drop to the very bottom and you'll find a box containing power-ups and a 1-UP. Now head right and you'll face another mini-boss! Mini-Boss: Walking Robot Start by getting to the right side of the screen and jump up onto the robot's back. Now shoot its weak point all you can! Once little projectiles come from the back of the robot, jump off, and get back on and shoot it again once the projectiles leave. Also, use your bombs if you have any left to make short work of it. Area 5-3: Head right, and blast the small robots. Now you will begin a vertical climb! What makes this area tough is the cannons shooting out cannon balls from the walls. If you can attach your rope to a wall and swing to where the cannons are, and blast them, it will make your climb much easier. The only platforms you'll probably have problems reaching are the 4th and 7th platforms. You need to swing to get enough momentum to reach these platforms. For the final hidden area of the game, at the very top of the climb, attach your rope to the ceiling and swing left, and enter the wall below the top-most cannon. You'll fall down a shaft getting the remaining diamonds and a 1-UP. You'll then have to reclimb the shaft though. At the top, choose what power-up you want (I suggest the Laser Weapon) and get ready for the finale! Boss of World 5: Skeleton If you have any wheel power remaining, wait until the skeleton's head appears and use 1 missile. 1 hit and boom, he's dead! If you are out of wheel power, just stay to the left of the screen and shoot him when his head appears, watching for falling debris! Final Boss: Machine! Phase 1: Head Here we go! Feel free to stand on the left or right platform and fire away! His first attack is a Double Laser that rebounds of the wall 4 times and disappears. It is easily avoidable. After that, he throws out 2 big spinning projectiles that will follow you and explode after a short while. Runa round the room until they disappear, and then finish him off! Phase 2: Once the head is destroyed, it's time for a 1 on 1 battle! He will appear on the left platform. He has 2 attacks, a plasma shot that he aims directly at you, and a ball that bounces around the room and explodes. He can appear on the elft platform, right platform, or in the middle fo the room. Keep firing at him and don't let up! You are so close to your goal! BTW, if you have any wheel power left, wait until he appears in the middle of the room, and use your missiles to kill him quickly! Afterwards, watch the ending (which I won't spoil for you). 5. Secrets ---------- There are plenty of codes and secrets for this game (The first 5 courtesy of the unknown contributor at GameSages.com): *1 Go forward 1 World: Pause the game and press: Right, Left, Down, Right (Fire Button) Unpause and you should be at the next World. Sometimes the code doesn't want to work, and sometimes it freezes the game if used on World 4-1! So be careful! *2 Go back 1 World Do the above code, but press (Rope Button) instead of (Fire Button). *3 Konami Man says... Pause the game and do the konami code (Whaaa? You don't know it? Shame on you!) and end the directional arrows with (Rope Button) (Fire Button) to reverse the game controls! Now try and beat the game! On hard even! Mwa ha ha... *4 Invincibility! Pause the game and press (Rope Button) x 3, (Fire Button) x 3, and (Rope Button) x 3 and unpause to become invincible! You also have infinite wheel power. But you don't get any points for killing enemies, but that might be a good thing (read secret #5...) Now for some true secrets! *5 Hidden Level in World 1. To reach the hidden area, make sure you get all 1-Ups and Diamonds before proceeding to the elevator near the end of the area. Make sure you have double zeros in your score, also. Afterwards, go down the elevator and avoid all enemies (So you don't change your score) and you'll be in a new zone once the elevator stops! In this area you can find 72 Diamonds and 2 1-Ups! After beating this area, you will be warped to the final area of world 1 (With not much time remaining!) Check the walkthrough for more details... *6 Increase your 1-Up total at the end of World 2! Look in the walkthrough for details on how to do this trick. That's all the secrets for now... 6. Credits ---------- Thanks to everyone at GameFaqs (especially krustster at the message boards, because he also thinks this game is very underrated) and you for looking at this!