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.----)   |      |  |     /  _____  \  |  |\  \----.
|_______/       |__|    /__/     \__\ | _| `._____|
                                                   
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|  |     |  `--'  | |  |\  \----.|  `----.|  |____ 
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NES Completion FAQ #2
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Star Force Walkthrough/FAQ
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Written by: Scott Clemmons
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  Table of Contents:

   A1. Contact Me

   B1. Basics

   C1. Tips

   D1. Appendices

       E1. Boss List
       E2. Monster List
       E3. Ultra techniques
       E4. Seven Mysteries

   F1. Thanks

   G1. Disclaimer

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 Reading mail happens to be a hobby of mine. I like to hear from my fans or 
 lack of. If you're too lazy to send me an E-mail, drop me by a message on 
 AIM. I also shoot the wind for long time, so talk with caution. If you have
 any problems with this guide and IT'S URGENT then contact me via AIM. Let 
 me repeat: I will not answer game related questions. LET ME REPEAT AGAIN: 
 I WILL NOT ANSWER GAME R-E-L-A-T-E-D questions. Don't IM me asking questions
 that are in this guide. Thanks.

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 "In the year 2010 of Dimension Almanac, there was a mysterious planet named
 Gordess which was moving in the darkness of the cosmos for the purpose of
 mass murder and plunder. Everyone gave up fighting against Gordess because of
 its awesome power. One day a brave soldier riding a space patroller challenged
 Gordess to fight. People called this space patroller 'Final Star', wishing to
 be saved. You must bring an end to the murders which have been committed for
 the past 2,000 years."


 You'll have to fly through 24 areas and defeat each monster "Final Star" that
 inhabits that area. Each area progressively gets harder and you'll probably
 have a hay-day getting past the last ten stages. Star Force doesn't use 
 anything original in its composition; in fact, the opposite can be said, it's
 a dull, lame game that just repeats itself. One day I'll get writing a review
 on the game. 


  == Controls are as follows ==


 - A Button - Allows one to fire out a "Star Beam". The Star Beam will be weak
 and slow when you first start the game. Later, when you acquire another 
 ship to add on to your current one, the bullets will fire out 2X as rapidly.
 
 - B Button - Same as above.

 - Select - Invalid.

 - Start - Pauses the game.

 - Control Pad - Moves ship around on the screen. 

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 1. Never get stuck in a corner. In later levels, they monsters will try and
    inundate you with bullets. Two or three sets of monsters will fly on the
    screen at once and strike. They'll coerce you into a corner than kill you.
    I've had this happen to me many times and it sucks. 

 2. All the bosses are basically the same. There is nothing hard about any
    one of them. Every one of them take around eight shots to destroy and
    they just fly around without shooting. However, the boss does have some
    tricks up his sleeve. Like once the battle begins, he'll have to little 
    guns perched on an outlook firing at you. They're easy to dodge and you
    should still have no problem with each stage's boss.

 3. The ship moves extra languidly. I mean, this thing moves very, very slowly
    when compared to other shooters of today. The game also doesn't allow you
    speed-ups, which makes things ever harder. You'll have nothing but 
    shooter skill and dodging ability to help you through. Good luck.

 4. Each stage has a regular "mini-boss" that you can fight. If you manage
    to destroy him before he totally forms, you'll get an extra 50,000 points
    added onto your score. That's a pretty good amount for this game. If you
    don't manage to destroy him, then just shoot a few bullets at him and 
    he'll blow apart. 

 5. Make sure to get another Purser while playing through the game. This will
    allow you to fire twice as many bullets before at twice the speed. You can
    acquire one of them at the beginning of Stage 2. 

 6. Some monsters will come from the bottom of the screen. It's rather rare but
    it can happen. There is only really one monster that does this, it's the
    little square guys that come in packs. You won't confront these baddies
    till later in the game anyway.

  7. Monsters that come from the middle of the screen usually shot one bullet
     then leave. Some that come from the side of the screen will usually move
     and shoot multiple bullets. 

  8. Make sure you always keep your eye on your ship. When things get intense
     people have a habit of getting their eyes to go elsewhere. The end result
     is you being distracted and a lone bullet hitting you. That's why you
     always keep your eye your ship, so you can see everything that comes for
     it. Combine this with tip #1 and you won't die as much.
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  Stage 1:  Alpha 
  Stage 2:  Beta 
  Stage 3:  Gamma 
  Stage 4:  Delta 
  Stage 5:  Epsilon 
  Stage 6:  Zeta 
  Stage 7:  Eta 
  Stage 8:  Theta 
  Stage 9:  Iota 
  Stage 10: Kappa 
  Stage 11: Lambda 
  Stage 12: Mu 
  Stage 13: Nu 
  Stage 14: Xi 
  Stage 15: Omicron 
  Stage 16: Pi 
  Stage 17: Rho 
  Stage 18: Sigma 
  Stage 19: Tau 
  Stage 20: Upsilon 
  Stage 21: Phi 
  Stage 22: Chi 
  Stage 23: Psi 
  Stage 24: Omega 

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- GALLI
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 Points: 100 

 Intercepter fighters which appear on the opposite side against Final star over
 the center line on the display. They fly in zigzag directions in formation.
 Moving Final star to right and left, fire upon them immediately.

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- TITTA 
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 Points: 200 

 High-speed fighting vessel which makes a straight advance and then after
 passing Final star changes its direction at a high speed to make a direct 
 frontal attack. Fire upon it at your first opportunity.

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- ETTORI 
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 Points: 100 

 Vintage unmanned fighting plane allowed to change its direction at a right
 angle. As it is an old-type fighter, it stops for a short period of time for
 directional change. Fire upon it when it pauses.

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- ZOFF 
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 Points: 100 

 Fighter-bomber which appears at any place from upper zone of the display and
 flies in zigzag directions.

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 Points: 100 

 Heavy bomber which shoots a bullet while making a straight advance.

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- MEEUWS
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 Points: 300 

 Ultra-magnetic torpedo boat destroyer coming up to the side of Final star and
 then turns at right angle to attack him. Shoot it before it nears Final star.

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- OBSESS 
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 Points: 500 

 Automatic guided space mine. As far as you run away without attacking it, you
 will be chased indefinitely. Shoot it now.

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- LOPE 
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 Points: 100 

 New type unmanned fighting plane which appears in the same way as Galli and
 flies slowly in large or small circles on the right hand and the left hand
 alternately.

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 Points: 100 

 Heavy bomber which is an improvement upon Falliar and makes a straight advance
 prior to turning to attack Final star. Destroy it by successive shooting in 
 the lower zone.

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- RIVA 
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 Points: 200 

 Fighting plane which appears in the same way as Galli. It does not scroll out
 downward, but turns in a circle while going backwards.

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 Points: 500 

 Hard reflecting plate mine. Each time a bullet is shot, Splitta is subject to
 fission. After three times of fission, shooting it again causes it to explode.
 Failure to shoot it allows it to chase Final star.

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 Points: 500 

 Unmanned scout plane which flies in waves in an unexpected manner and stops in
 the center of the display. After pausing for a few moments, it flies away 
 shooting bullets. Shoot it before being shot.

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 Points: 1,000 

 Floating mine which moves in zigzag directions to the right and left. At least
 eight bullets should be shot to destroy Gigard. Your success in destroying it
 leads to the explosion of all the enemies displayed.

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- AMARA 
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 Points: 100 

 High-speed bomber which flies down to a point just below Final star in a 
 slanted direction and then flies up. Move Final star to the right and left 
 quickly to shoot bullets successively.

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 Points: 500 

 New-type fighting plane appearing at a point-symmetrical place against Final
 Star. (If Final star is in the lower corner on the right hand side, Neira
 appears in the upper corner on the left hand side and starts to attack him.)

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- TOPPER 
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 Points: 1,000 

 Barrier-type fighting plane. Despite its three-layer barriers, shooting four
 bullets destroys it. Each hit causes it to move wider horizontally.

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 Points: 100 

 Magnetic fighting planes which appear on the opposite side against Final star
 over the center line on the display. They fly in a slanted direction and stop
 for a short period of time for directional change.

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 Points: 300 

 Small magnetic weapon making a straight and high-speed advance.

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- ZMUDA 
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 Points: 1,000 

 An object on the surface used as an energy storage station. Shooting it four
 times destroys it.

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 Points: 100 

 An object on the surface serving as an energy station and an entrance/exit
 leading to and from an underground world.

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 Points: 1,000 

 Huge airplane carrier which flies up from the lower part of the display, 
 drawing waves.

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 Points: 300 

 Fortresses on the surface. There are airplane sheds, control systems, power
 sources and weapons, and also powder magazines. In the inner area, idols for
 GODS and demons are deified. What an unearthly sight it is.

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  == Saving Purser to be combined into one Fighter ==

 After the combined floating fortress named Lalois is destroyed, the prison
 convoy "Calderon" appears. Purser your ally is imprisoned in Calderon. Final
 Star can be combined with Purser into one by destroying Calderon and saving
 Purser. thus making the speeds of Final Star and star beam 1.5 times faster.
 
  == Side attack to destroy an enemy beside Final Star ==

 Final star cannot be destroyed through the light touch of the wings. So it is
 best for him to near an enemy sideways and upon light contact, shoot a bullet
 at the enemy. the destruction of an enemy beside Final Star is feasible. This
 technique is effective to attack Obsess.

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 Points: 2,000 

 Hidden in the underground invisible to the naked eye. Shooting a bullet causes
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 Points: 500 - 10,000 if all of them are destroyed.

 There are bonus targets in certain areas. You can obtain the bonus of 10,000
 points by destroying all the bonus targets (B) (b) in each area.

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 Points: ??????

 ? mark on the surface. Shooting four bullets causes it to be overturned and
 then two pictures will appear. If one of the two pictures is "Kera", 
 additional Final stars will be stored. Kera is liable to appear at any place
 each time.

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- Alpha target
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 Points: None

 Computer-control command ship appears at the end of each area to hinder Final
 Star. You cannot clear an area without destroying it. Shooting eight bullets
 causes Alpha Target to be destroyed. It moves to the right or left.

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 Points: 1000 or 50,000

 Super-magnetic combined floating fortress. First, a blinking red core appears
 and allows eight fortresses to be combined into a huge fortress. Shooting
 eight bullets destroys Larios after the fortress formation. In this case, you
 can get no more than 1,000 points. But before the fortress formation, the 
 destruction of Larios by shooting eight bullets allows you to get the bonus of
 50,000 points. In this case, you must shoot bullets after the center of the 
 core is illuminated. If you shoot them before the illumination of the core,
 the number of the bullets you shot is added to eight and you will have to 
 shoot that many times at Larios to destroy it.

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 Points: 80,000

 Zmudas are standing in a double line. This place is called Zmuda Stegui. 
 Shooting Zmudas at random and destroying all of them will give you a high 
 score. On the other hand, you can get the bonus of 80,000 points by shooting
 10 Zmudas which stand on one side successively. But failure to shoot one or
 shooting the other line by mistake requires a restart.

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 Points: ???

 A mysterious picture is hidden deep in an area. It is said to provide clues
 for unmasking Gordess. Your final mission is to locate this picture to debunk
 Gordess. You can find the place where Clopatra is hidden by solving the
 mystery of this picture. A bonus of one million points will be yours if you
 succeed in making Clopatra appear and destroy it.

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Thanks goes to the following:

-  http://www.physlink.com/Reference/GreekAlphabet.cfm

     For the Greek Alphabet. I happened to forget some of it.

-  http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/manuals/

      For the original transcript of the manual.

-  Webmaster

      Yes, he always gets thanked. 

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