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Version: 1.0 | Updated: 07/19/09

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Flip Out! for Atari Jaguar FAQ

by BHodges

Version  1.0
Created  07/19/09

This document Copyright 2009 by Brian Hodges.  It may not be placed on any
web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 

Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is 
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

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Table of Contents

I.     Introduction
II.    Getting Started
         A.  New Game
               1.  Load Game
               2.  Difficulty
               3.  Credits
               4.  Exit Options
         B.  Options
               1.  Master Volume
               2.  Music Volume
               3.  Save Game
               4.  Load Game
               5.  Exit Options
               6.  Exit to Map
         C.  Memory Clear
III.   How to Play
         A.  Object of the Game
         B.  Flipping
         C.  Controls
         D.  Options
         E.  Difficulty Levels
               1.  Normal
               2.  Hard
               3.  Insane
               4.  Psychotic
IV.    Characters
         A.  Spectators
         B.  The Rodeo Rider
         C.  The Red Baron
         D.  The Tile Eater
         E.  The Cursor Decoy
         F.  The Tile Flipper
         G.  Gooey
         H.  Corky
         I.  Graffiti Master and The Janitor
         J.  Sluggy
         K.  The Wizard
         L.  Space Slime
         M.  King Fluffy
V.     Locations
         A.  Cheese Planet
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzle 1
               3.  Puzzle 2
               4.  Puzzle 3
               5.  Puzzle 4
               6.  Puzzle 5
               7.  Puzzle 6
               8.  Puzzle 7
               9.  Puzzle 8
              10.  Puzzle 9
              11.  Puzzle 10
              12.  Puzzle 11
         B.  Yellowstone National Park
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-5
         C.  Mt. Rushmore
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-3
         D.  Sphorkle Diner
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-5
         E.  Easter Island
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-4
         F.  Hoopla World
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-10
         G.  Planet Pigskin
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-10
         H.  Zero Gravity Arena
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzles 1-5
         I.  King Fluffy Encounter
               1.  Overview
               2.  Puzzle 1
VI.    Secrets and Cheats
         A.  Skip Puzzle
         B.  Unlock All Locations
         C.  See Programmers' Heads
VII.   Game Review
VIII.  Version History
IX.    Contact Information

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I.     Introduction

This is a FAQ for the Atari Jaguar game Flip Out!.  It contains instructions
on how to play, strategies for winning, cheats, and a mini-review.

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II.    Getting Started

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A.  New Game

Choose New Game to begin a new game.  You will be taken to the Map Screen,
press A, B, or C to enter the Cheese Planet and begin playing.

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B.  Options

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1.  Load Game

Choose Load Game to select a previously saved game from the list.  After
choosing a save file, you'll be asked to choose a difficulty level.

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2.  Difficulty

Choose Difficulty to change the difficulty level to Normal, Hard, Insane, or 
Psychotic.  Difficulty levels are explained further in the How to Play section
of this FAQ.

Note:  This only effects a New Game, when you load a saved game, the Difficulty
       Select screen will automatically come up and whatever you choose will
       overwrite your previous selection.

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3.  Credits

Choose Credits to view the games credits.  Press A, B, or C to move on to the
next screen.  When you are done, you'll be taken back to the Options screen.

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4.  Exit Options

Choose Exit Options to return to the Title Screen.

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C.  Memory Clear

To clear the cartridge's saved memory, while on the Title Screen hold down
*, Option, and #.

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III.   How to Play

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A.  Object of the Game

The object of the game is to match the colored tiles with the pattern on the
floor.  The trick is that there is one more tile than space, so you must
perform a juggling act.  If the extra tile lands before you finish the puzzle,
then you lose!  There is NO time limit and you have unlimited chances to solve
each puzzle.

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B.  Flipping

You flip a tile by selecting it with your cursor using the joypad, then
pressing one of the fire buttons (A, B, or C).  It will land in the space under
the next tile you flip.  For example, if you flip tiles A, B, and C, tile A
will land where tile B was and tile B will land where tile C was.  If you don't
flip anymore tiles, tile C will then crash and you'll lose the puzzle.

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C.  Controls

Joypad        Move the cursor
A Button      Flip current tile
B Button      Flip current tile
C Button      Flip current tile
Option        Bring up Options Screen
Pause         Pause the game

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D.  Options

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1.  Master Volume

Choose this to adjust the volume level by pressing left/right on the joypad.
Press the fire button when you are done.

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2.  Music Volume

Choose this to adjust the music volume by pressing left/right on the joypad.
Press the fire button when you are done.

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3.  Save Game

Choose this option to save your current game in one of the five save slots.
Use the joypad to input your initials, then press the fire button when you are
done.

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4.  Load Game

Choose this to load a previously saved game.  After selecting the game you
want, you'll be asked to choose a difficulty level.

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5.  Exit Options

Select Exit Options to return to the puzzle.

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6.  Exit to Map

Choose Exit to Map to go to the Map Screen.  While on the Map Screen, press
up/down on the joypad to choose a location then press the fire button to
select.  You can only go to locations that have been unlocked.

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E.  Difficulty Levels

Note:  The ending is the exact same for all four difficulty levels!

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1.  Normal

This is the default difficulty.

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2.  Hard

In Hard, the tiles on the ground will all be the same color.  You'll only be
able to see their true colors will they are in the air.

Note:  Mt. Rushmore will play exactly as it did in Normal.

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3.  Insane

In Insane, the tiles will ALWAYS be the same color.  When a tile lands in the
proper place, it will continuously flash.  The only way to figure out which
tile goes where is by trial and error.

Note:  Mt. Rushmore will play exactly as it did in Normal.

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4.  Psychotic

In Psychotic, the tiles will always be the same color just like the Insane
difficulty.  The difference is that after they land in the correct spot, they
will only flash for about a second then STOP.  You'll have to remember where
the correctly placed tiles are, this becomes next to impossible when the other
characters start to mess with your tiles!

Note:  This is the only difficulty level that affects Mt. Rushmore!

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IV.    Characters

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A.  Spectators

Spectators have green skin and will wander onto the playing field on certain
levels.  They will never interfere with your tiles, so you really don't have to
pay any attention to them.

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B.  The Rodeo Rider

The Rodeo Rider has red skin and is easily identified by his cowboy hat and his
yelling "Yee Haw!" when he grabs a tile.  Once he grabs onto a tile, you'll be
unable to flip it.  In order to buck him off the tile, select his tile with the
cursor and press the fire button repeatedly.

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C.  The Red Baron

The Red Baron is actually purple and wears a scarf.  When in the air he will
make a noise like an airplane propeller.  The Red Baron will hop onto the 
playing field and act as one of the tiles.  This forces you to keep TWO tiles
in the air instead of the usual one.  This messes up the gameplay mechanics
somewhat.  For example, if you flip tiles A, B, and C, tile A will land in tile
C's place instead of tile B's.  You can flip the Red Baron in the air just like
a tile, after a few flips, he'll get bored and return to the sidelines.

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D.  The Tile Eater

The Tile Eater is red and shaped like a tile.  He'll wander onto the playing
field and gobble up a tile.  He can be flipped just like a regular tile, after
a few flips, he'll spit out his tile and return to the sidelines.

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E.  The Cursor Decoy

The Cursor Decoy looks just like your cursor.  He will move around the playing
field, flipping tiles.  You can flip him off the board by moving your cursor
to the same tile he's on and pressing the fire button.

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F.  The Tile Flipper

The Tile Flipper is red and acts like the Cursor Decoy.

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G.  Gooey

Gooey looks like his name.  He will jump on the board and act in a manner
similar to the Red Baron, the only difference is that you CANNOT flip him with
your cursor.  All you can do is wait for him to get bored and return to the
sideline.

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H.  Corky

Corky will only appear in Yellowstone National Park.  He likes to wander around
the playing field, stuffing his head into the geysers.  To get him out, select
his geyser with your cursor and repeatedly press the fire button.

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I.  Graffiti Master and The Janitor

Graffiti Master and the Janitor only appear at Mt. Rushmore.  The Graffiti
Master will fly around spray painting the face pieces.  Once a piece has been
painted, you'll have to wait for the Janitor to clean it before you can flip
it.

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J.  Sluggy

Sluggy looks like, well a slug.  He only appears in the Sphorkle Diner.  He'll
jump onto the tables, preventing you from flipping that table's food.  If you
attempt to flip him off, he'll only stay longer, so it's best just to ignore
him and wait for him to hop off the table on his own.

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K.  The Wizard

The Wizard only appears on Easter Island.  He has two different types of magic.
First he can cast a spell that freezes some tiles.  While a tile is frozen, it
cannot be flipped.  To unfreeze a tile, select it with your cursor and press
the fire button repeatedly.  His other trick is to change all the tiles to the
same color.  You'll only be able to see their true color while they are being
flipped.

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L.  Space Slime

Space Slime will only appear in the Zero Gravity Arena.  He is second only to
King Fluffy in sheer annoyance.  Space Slime will descend onto the playing 
field, then move around, flipping tiles as he goes.  If you don't dispatch him
quickly, he will completely undo all of your hard work!  To get rid of him,
move your cursor to the tile he's on and press the fire button.  He usually
descends down the middle of the screen and lands on the middle tile on the
bottom.  As soon as you see him, make your way there and flip him off as soon
as possible!

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M.  King Fluffy

King Fluffy is the ruler of the Cheese Planet and the final boss in the game.
He's the guy standing in the background of every stage and uses his magic to
flip the tiles to start each puzzle.

King Fluffy has three magical attacks.  He can freeze tiles and change their
colors just like the wizard.  He can also flip tiles as well.  The best way to
deal with him is to work fast!

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V.     Locations

Note:  All puzzle "solutions" listed here are the same for all four difficulty
       levels.

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A.  Cheese Planet

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1.  Overview

You begin your game by competing in the Great Tile Flipping Festival on the
Cheese Planet.  This is basically a tutorial level to help ease you into the
gameplay.  The object is to match the colored tiles with the pattern on the
floor.  About the fifth puzzle on, spectators will wander onto the playing
field.  They won't actually interfere with gameplay so you can just ignore
them.

It's also interesting to note that the Cheese Planet is the only location where
the solution configuration is different for each puzzle.

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2.  Puzzle 1

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Blue  | | Blue  | | Blue  | | Blue  |
|       | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Blue  | | Green | | Blue  | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Blue  | | Blue  | | Blue  | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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3.  Puzzle 2

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Blue  | | Green | | Blue  | | Green |
|       | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Green | | Green | | Green | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Blue  | | Green | | Blue  | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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4.  Puzzle 3

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Green | | Blue  | | Green | | Blue  |
|       | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Blue  | | Green | | Blue  | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Green | | Blue  | | Green | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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5.  Puzzle 4

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Blue  | | Blue  | | Blue  | | Purple|
|       | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Green | | Green | | Green | 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Purple| | Purple| | Purple| 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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6.  Puzzle 5

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Light | | Dark  | | Green | | Green |
| Blue  | | Blue  | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Dark  | | Green | | Purple| 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Green | | Purple| | Light | 
|       | |       | | Blue  | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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7.  Puzzle 6

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Light | | Purple| | Green | | Grey  |
| Blue  | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Dark  | | Yellow| | Dark  | 
| Blue  | |       | | Blue  | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Green | | Purple| | Light | 
|       | |       | | Blue  | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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8.  Puzzle 7

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Red   | | Green | | Dark  | | Grey  |
|       | |       | | Blue  | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Purple| 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Red   | | Green | | Dark  | 
|       | |       | | Blue  | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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9.  Puzzle 8

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Red   | | Green | | Dark  | | Grey  |
|       | |       | | Blue  | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Orange| | Orange| | Orange| 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Purple| 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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10.  Puzzle 9

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Red   | | Green | | Dark  | | Grey  |
|       | |       | | Blue  | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Orange| | Green | | Orange| 
|       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Purple| 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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11.  Puzzle 10

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Dark  | | Dark  | | Pink  | | Grey  |
| Green | | Blue  | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Red   | 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Purple| | Orange| | Light | 
|       | |       | | Green | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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12.  Puzzle 11

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Dark  | | Dark  | | Pink  | | Grey  |
| Green | | Blue  | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Red   | 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Purple| | Orange| | Light | 
|       | |       | | Green | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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B.  Yellowstone National Park

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1.  Overview

While it may look different at first glance, gameplay is the exact same as
before, just match the alien with the geyser of the same color.  The geyser
configuration is the same for all five puzzles.  You'll notice that there are
two yellow aliens, if you look closely you'll notice that the "extra" one is
wearing red water wings.

You'll have to deal with Corky here, he'll stick his head in a geyser,
hampering your progress.  To get him out of a geyser, select him with your
cursor and press the fire button repeatedly.

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2.  Puzzles 1-5

           _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _             _ _ _ _
          |       |   |       |           |       |
          | Yellow|   | Blue  |           | Yellow|
          |       |   |       |           |       |
          |_ _ _ _|   |_ _ _ _|           |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _                       _ _ _ _    
|       |                     |       |    
| Green |                     | Red   |  
|       |                     |       |  
|_ _ _ _|                     |_ _ _ _| 
           _ _ _ _                       _ _ _ _
          |       |                     |       |
          | Purple|                     | Orange|
          |       |                     |       |
          |_ _ _ _|                     |_ _ _ _|

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C.  Mt. Rushmore

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1.  Overview

Here the goal is to unscramble the faces on Mt. Rushmore.  The Graffiti Master
and Janitor will appear here.  The Graffiti Master will fly around and spray
paint pieces, once they've been painted, you can't flip them until they are
cleaned by the Janitor.

It's important to note that this level is not affected by the Hard and Insane
difficulty levels!  On Psychotic, the pieces will still look normal, but now
only flash for a second once they are properly placed.

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2.  Puzzles 1-3

 _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
|             | |             | |             | |             |
| Washington's| | Jefferson's | | Roosevelt's | | Lincoln's   |
| Hair        | | Hair        | | Hair        | | Hair        |
|_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
|             | |             | |             | |             |
| Washington's| | Jefferson's | | Roosevelt's | | Lincoln's   |
| Eyes        | | Eyes        | | Eyes        | | Eyes        |
|_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
|             | |             | |             | |             |
| Washington's| | Jefferson's | | Roosevelt's | | Lincoln's   |
| Nose        | | Nose        | | Nose        | | Nose        |
|_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
|             | |             | |             | |             |
| Washington's| | Jefferson's | | Roosevelt's | | Lincoln's   |
| Mouth       | | Mouth       | | Mouth       | | Mouth       |
|_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _ _ _ _|


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D.  Sphorkle Diner

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1.  Overview

Sphorkle Diner is very similar to Yellowstone, except instead of matching
aliens and geysers, it's aliens and food.  Sluggy is the adversary here, he
will climb onto a table and you won't be able to flip the food there until he
hops off.  If you try to flip Sluggy off the table, it just makes him sit there
longer, so it's best just to ignore him and move on until he moves.

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2.  Puzzles 1-5

           _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _             _ _ _ _
          |       |   |       |           |       |
          | Orange|   | Yellow|           | White |
          |       |   |       |           |       |
          |_ _ _ _|   |_ _ _ _|           |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _                       _ _ _ _    
|       |                     |       |    
| Purple|                     | Red   |  
|       |                     |       |  
|_ _ _ _|                     |_ _ _ _| 
           _ _ _ _                       _ _ _ _
          |       |                     |       |
          | Green |                     | Blue  |
          |       |                     |       |
          |_ _ _ _|                     |_ _ _ _|

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E.  Easter Island

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1.  Overview

Finally, back to flipping tiles!  Easter Island is pretty much the same as the
Cheese Planet, with the statues adding a new wrinkle to the gameplay.

The top row of tiles is inside the mouths of the statues.  You CANNOT move your
cursor from statue to statue and you can only enter/exit a statue when its
mouth is open.  If you get trapped inside, don't panic!  Just keep flipping
the tiles until the mouth opens and you can escape.  I strongly recommend
matching the tiles in the statues first, then moving on to the rest of the
grid.

The Wizard will appear here to cause trouble.  He has two magical attacks.  He
can freeze some tiles, while they are frozen, they cannot be flipped.  To
unfreeze a tile, select it with your cursor and repeatedly press the fire 
button.  He can also change the tile colors, you will only be able to see a
tiles true color while it is in the air.

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2.  Puzzles 1-4

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Dark  | | Pink  | | Purple| | White |
| Blue  | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Red   | 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Dark  | | Orange| | Light | 
| Green | |       | | Green | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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F.  Hoopla World

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1.  Overview

Hoopla World is just like the Cheese Planet, the only difference is the advent
of competitors.  The Red Baron, Tile Eater, and others will appear to prevent
you from solving the puzzles.  Be sure to check the Characters section to
learn how to deal with them effectively.

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2.  Puzzles 1-10

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Dark  | | Dark  | | Pink  | | White |
| Green | | Blue  | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Red   | 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Purple| | Orange| | Light | 
|       | |       | | Green | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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G.  Planet Pigskin

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1.  Overview

Planet Pigskin is just like Hoopla World (even has the same tile layout!), the
competitors will just be more aggressive than before.

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2.  Puzzles 1-10

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       |
| Dark  | | Dark  | | Pink  | | White |
| Green | | Blue  | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Yellow| | Red   | 
| Blue  | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | 
| Purple| | Orange| | Light | 
|       | |       | | Green | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 

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H.  Zero Gravity Arena

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1.  Overview

Now it's getting complicated!  You will have THREE grids to solve here, on top
of that, the dreaded Space Slime haunts this area.  The Space Slime will appear
and quickly move across the grids, flipping tiles as it goes.  To get rid of
the Space Slime, move your cursor to the tile he's on and press the fire
button.  Be sure to take care of him quickly, he can do a LOT of damage in a
hurry.  He will usually land on the center square of the bottom grid, so as
soon as you see him, head there right away!

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2.  Puzzles 1-5

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _        _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       |      |       | |       | |       |
| Purple| | Blue  | | Green |      | Red   | | Pink  | | Light |
|       | |       | |       |      |       | |       | | Blue  |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|      |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _        _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       |      |       | |       | |       |
| Light | | Red   | | Light |      | Pink  | | Yellow| | Orange|
| Blue  | |       | | Blue  |      |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|      |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|


                                    _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
                                   |       | |       | |       | 
                                   | Yellow| | Light | | Yellow| 
                                   |       | |Blue(O)| |  (O)  | 
                                   |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
                                    _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
                                   |       | |       | |       | 
                                   | Green | | Gold  | | Green | 
                                   |  (O)  | |       | |       | 
                                   |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
                                    _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
                                   |       | |       | |       | |       |
                                   | Purple| | Blue  | | Orange| | White |
                                   |  (O)  | |       | |  (O)  | |       |
                                   |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|

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I.  King Fluffy Encounter

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1.  Overview

Note:  Be sure to save your game BEFORE the battle with King Fluffy.

This is it, the final battle.  King Fluffy is a very tough competitor, not
only can he freeze and color tiles like the Wizard, he can affect more of them
at once.  He is also capable of flipping your tiles, undoing a lot of your
hard work!  There's no trick to beating him, you just have to work hard and
fast!

Once you beat King Fluffy, you'll see a brief ending and then be asked to
input your initials for the high score.  You'll then be taken to the high
score table, you'll be stuck here, the only thing you can do is turn off the
power (your score will already be saved).

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2.  Puzzle 1

 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   
|       | |       | |       | |       | 
| Orange| | Red   | | Blue  | | Maroon| 
|       | |       | |       | |       | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   
|       | |       | |       | |       | 
| Green | | Red   | | Gold  | | Light | 
|       | | (O)   | |       | | Green | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   
|       | |       | |       | |       | 
| Light | | Dark  | | Teal  | | Purple| 
| Blue  | | Blue  | |       | |  (O)  | 
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| 
 _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
|       | |       | |       | |       | |       |
| Purple| | Yellow| | Pink  | | Red   | | White |
|       | |       | |       | |       | |       |
|_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _| |_ _ _ _|

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VI.    Secrets and Cheats

I got the following cheats from www.ataritimes.com:

Note:  These cheats are VERY fickle, you have to time them just right for them
       to work!

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A.  Skip Puzzle

To skip the current puzzle press 7, 7, 9, 8, 8, 9, # on the number pad BEFORE
King Fluffy flips the tiles.

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B.  Unlock All Locations

To unlock all the locations on the Map Screen input 7, 7, 9, 8, 8, 9, 9 on
the number pad while you're on the Map Screen.

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C.  See Programmers' Heads

Press 1, 4, 2, 8, 3, 7, 2, 2 BEFORE King Fluffy flips the tiles on any puzzle
with the three alien cheerleaders to see the game programmers' heads.

Note:  I've never gotten this one to work, but since I had so much trouble
       getting the first two codes to work, I have no idea if this code is
       real or a hoax.

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VII.   Game Review

Flip Out! has a reputation of being one of the worst games for the Atari
Jaguar, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually ENJOY playing it!
It's a very simple puzzle game, the object is to match colored tiles with the
pattern on the floor.  The trick is that there is one more tile than available
spaces, so you must perform a juggling act while solving.

The main gripe that I have with this game is that it is WAY too easy.  There 
are four difficulty levels, these operate by concealing the colors of the tiles
to various degrees.  The second and third levels aren't really that much more
challenging than the first, just a bit more trial and error involved.  The
fourth level is completely unplayable, there's no skill involved, just pure 
luck!

Overall, Flip Out! is a fun, albeit short game that every Jaguar fan should
give a chance.

Pros

+  Very easy for anyone to pick up and play.
+  While the graphics are 16-bit caliber, they still look great.
+  Four difficulty levels to choose from.
+  Game saves your progress and high scores.

Cons

-  You'll finish this one in a single afternoon.
-  No multiplayer.

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VIII.  Version History

1.0   07/19/09   Completed FAQ.

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IX.    Contact Information

You can contact me at Bhodges080@aol.com

I would appreciate hearing what you thought of this guide and any thoughts
you have for improving it.  Be sure to let me know if I have missed anything.

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