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Arena/Extra Arena FAQ by BBailey3
Version: 1.2 | Updated: 09/09/03
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Introduction 2. Controls 3. Arena ----A. Adieu ----B. Wake up ----C. Strasburg ----D. Twinhead-B ----E. Snake wood ----F. Cascade ----G. Gaidoz ----H. Vice ----I. Twinhead-W ----J. Pylon ----K. Back Breaker ----L. Fixer ----M. Chain Impact ----N. Aster ----O. Yellow Boat ----P. Suburban King ----Q. Doral ----R. Flare-up ----S. Hard edge ----T. Fragile ----U. Sweet sweeper ----V. Bison ----W. Claizen ----X. Comeback ----Y. Thunder House ----Z. Barchetta ----AA. OX ----BB. Trafalgar ----CC. Hostile ----DD. Trooper ----EE. Street Enemy ----FF. Midas ----GG. Fanatic ----HH. Bremen ----II. Impulse ----JJ. Faust ----KK. Cypress ----LL. Flying Fix ----MM. Nocturne ----NN. Volkyrie ----OO. Caller ----PP. Fan Fare ----QQ. Grand Chief ----RR. Royal Mist ----SS. BB ----TT. Ace ----UU. Brass ----VV. Bilbo ----WW. Paranoia ----XX. Paradox ----YY. Pass Ahead ----ZZ. Ducks ----AAA. Endyminion ----BBB. Apple Boy ----CCC. Regina ----DDD. Cold Heart ----EEE. Huntress ----FFF. Scylla ----GGG. Spartan ----HHH. Castdown ----III. Sandoval ----JJJ. Hozumi ----KKK. Tsukuyo ----LLL. Kalchas ----MMM. Asylum ----NNN. Vector ----OOO. Terra ----PPP. Exile 4. Extra ArEna Adieu/Apple Boy Strasburg/Wake Up Twinhead-W/Twinhead-B Chain Impact/Bilbo Paranoia/Paradox Suburban King/Cascade Flare Up/Back Breaker Hard Edge/Pass Ahead Fragile/Cold Heart Bison/Spartan Shadow Age/Kalchas Bad Brain/Thunder House Trooper/Regina Street Enemy/Claizen Midas/Barchetta Fanatic/Milky Way Hozumi/Tsukuyo Faust/Fixer Cypress/Huntress Caller/Comeback Intrepid/Trafalgar Grand Chief/Flying Fix Royal Mist/Valkyrie Ace/BB 5. Tips 6. Copyright Notice 7. Credits and Thanks 8. Version History 9. Contact Info ======================================================================= _______________________ / \ _______| 1. INTRODUCTION |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \_________\ When I saw the FAQs made for this game, I noticed there is not an in- depth FAQ for arena or Extra arena. So, I went ahead and wrote this one. This FAQ covers all the strategies used for the arena and the extra arena. It still needs some work in it though, I thought about writing a full FAQ/Walkthrough, but I thought that this would be more appropriate. So, here is my in-depth guide on Arena first, then extra arena. Hope it helps. Don't worry about the armor points that I have missed, they will be updated very soon. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- _______________________ / \ _______| 2. CONTROLS |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \________\ D-Pad -------- Up + Move forward Down + Move backward Left + Move left Right + Move right R1 + Strafe right R2 + Look R3 + Activate/deactivate exceed orbit or over boost L1 + Strafe left L2 + Look L3 + Activate/deactivate extensions Triangle + Change weapon Square + Fire selected weapon O + Use left arm unit X + Activate booster ======================================================================= _______________________ / \ _______| 3. ARENA |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \________\ If you don't feel like doing missions to make more credits, then go to the arena. It is quite simple until you get to the end, but man, I got to rank C, without even changing the parts on my AC. So here is an easy way to defeat these punks, and how much credits you'll earn after each one. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- AC: Adieu Armor: 8894 Reward: 1000 This guy fights with your basic AC. There really is no strategy on how to beat him. All you have to do is circle strafe around him while shooting him. If you can't beat this guy, just sell or trade this game to a store or a friend. ======================================================================= AC: Wake Up Armor: 8179 Reward: 2000 This guy is another easy one. He can over heat you many times in this fight, but he just sucks at piloting. Circle strafe him like last time with Adieu, and he will fall. ======================================================================= AC: Strasburg Armor: 7816 Reward: 2500 Now, this guy is more of a challenge than the first two. He tries to circle strafe around you while firing his machine gun. Circle strafe him in the opposite direction, or just try to keep him in front of you. By now you should have a machine gun, and have extra upgraded parts, so this fight should go pretty quick. ======================================================================= AC: Twinhead-B Armor: 6710 Reward: 3000 Another easy match, all she will do is walk and fire her energy gun. If you get close, she will use her energy blade. Just circle around her firing whatever gun you have until she is done for. ======================================================================= AC: Snakewood Armor: 8829 Reward: 3500 This guy is a little tricky in some parts, just circle strafe him as usual. Also, avoid his shots too, he uses his exceed orbit and very fast cloaking rockets that over heat you if you get hit a number of times. If you attack him well enough, he should go down. ======================================================================= AC: Cascade Armor: 9091 Reward: 4000 This guy can get really annoying, he never stops moving. Once the battle starts, he will immediately over boost to you and starts to jump around in the air dodging your bullets a whole lot. Just circle strafe him (don't tell me you haven't got this pattern down yet) in the opposite direction as him. Change your direction once he changes his, keep shooting him as much as you can and you'll come out with the win again. ======================================================================= AC: Gaidoz Armor: 7365 Reward: Gaidoz is seriously not that great in his ammo storage. He runs out of ammo in about 2 minuets after the battle started. Anyway, he'll mostly be using his spread shot energy arm units, but once you take to the air, he'll use his missiles to swat you back down. Like I said, it doesn't take long for you to dodge his shots until he's out, then you can just finish him off. ======================================================================= AC: Vice Armor: Reward: 5000 This guy really shouldn't be too hard, just stay out the way of his front side, because his shotgun is really powerful and it'll tare through your armor quick. Circle strafe around him, until he is done for. ======================================================================= AC: Twinhead-W Armor: Reward: 5500 Another joke fight. All he really uses is his energy handgun; rarely will he switch over to his back missiles. No strategy here. ======================================================================= AC: Pylon Armor: Reward: 6000 Man, this hasn't got any harder yet, this guy is easy. You can just walk around him and still avoid his laser shots. He is not good at flying either, so just keep shooting him until he is gone. ======================================================================= AC: Back Breaker Armor: Reward: 6500 Again, nothing special. Just circle strafe him, and stay away from his front, because his weapons can kill rather quickly. ======================================================================= AC: Fixer Armor: Reward: 7000 This guy really isn't that great, though he really thinks he is. The only thing about this is the overheating, buy as good as a radiator as you can. He also likes to fly, so fight him in the parking lot, it'll really mess him up. He even has the best beam saber in the game, MOONLIGHT. The only thing is that he never really goes into close range combat. Try to keep it that way. ======================================================================= AC: Chain Impact Armor: Reward: 7500 Now this guy is hard, try to stay behind him as well as you can. Before you come into this, equip some fast hover legs to help you out with that. If you can't afford it, this is going to be harder for you. When this fight first starts out, use your booster and strafe around the left, once he gets close to you, get behind him as quick as you can. Once you're done with that, start to circle around him while battering him with your gun. The point here is to just stay behind him, because his back units will eat your armor away fast. ======================================================================= AC: Aster Armor: Reward: 8000 This fight is another annoying one. His heat seeking missiles are a big problem when it comes to overheating. But overall, he is pretty simple, just stay behind him so he can't lock onto you with his missiles. Just another easy money fight. ======================================================================= AC: Yellow Boat Armor: Reward: Her bazooka can hurt you a lot, and if you get hit enough times, you'll be overheated. So don't underestimate her. Also, her back weapon can hurt a lot too, but the thing is she has to stop to fire it, leaving her wide open for an attack ======================================================================= AC: Suburban King Armor: Reward: Now the arena starts to get a little more difficult. Suburban king will always try to stay close to you. When the fight starts, he use his over boost to come in on you to increase the power of his energy shotgun, and if you try to fly over him, he will use his vertical missile launchers to swat you back down. Just try as hard as you can to get behind him, or you can circle around him like mad. Either way, this fight is gonna be hard. ======================================================================= AC: Doral Armor: Reward: 9500 Doral has a strange way of fighting; all he does is walk around trying to set up mines all over the arena. What you do need to watch out for is his machine gun, and his laser shots exceed orbit. But other than those, he is pretty easy to take care of. ======================================================================= AC: Flare-Up Armor: Reward: 10000 This guy is pretty simple; fight him in the parking lot. The pillars will block most of his missiles, and the low ceiling will keep him on lower level. ======================================================================= AC: Hard Edge Armor: Reward: 11000 This battle has a lot to do with over boosting. He is very quick, and his machine gun can wear you sown very quickly if you're not cautious. Just. All you need to worry about in this fight is to get all your hits on this very fast AC. ======================================================================= AC: Fragile Armor: Reward: 12000 Fragile is actually fragile. He is not very fast and does not have very good accuracy with his weapon. Just try to dodge his bullets as well as you can, and get some good hits on him, and he will go down. ======================================================================= AC: Sweet Sweeper Armor: Reward: 13000 Don't take her aromor points for granted, her leaser arm weapons can make it up. Circle strafe around her as well as you can, and try to dodge her energy lasers as well. ======================================================================= AC: Bison Armor: Reward: 14000 Bison loves his over boost, he uses it at the beginning, he uses it every time you're away from him, and he uses it when he is overheated. SO this can get pretty annoying sometimes when you can't pick on him when his output is down. ======================================================================= AC: Claizen Armor: Reward: 15000 Claizen's rockets and beam saber wave are very easy to dodge, but his machine gun is very accurate. He'll try to hide behind corners to make come to him to fight, so fight him in the arena level to remove that annoyance. Just circle strafe him, and he will fall to his knees. ======================================================================= AC: Comeback Armor: Reward: 15500 Comeback is a very fast AC, and because of that, he can get really annoying. Equip hover legs, or reverse jointed legs, to make your AC faster. If you have a slow AC, you're going to have a very hard time. Try to stay behind him, and never loose sight of him. ======================================================================= AC: Thunder House Armor: Reward: 16000 This guy is har and easy all at the same time. That big Cannon on his back is a linear Ion Cannon, which is probable the best back unit in the game. Don't get hit by! It is very easy to see if it is coming or not, he will use an over boost along with his Cannon. By the end of the first half of the fight, he will switch over to his rifle. Now it is easy the rest of the fight. ======================================================================= AC: Barchetta Armor: Reward: 17000 Barchetta has a lot of fire power. All he has is grenade launchers, and a tank AC. What you're going to need is an EXTREMELY fast AC to dodge all of his attacks. He only has 35 shots with him; don't get hit with any of them. If you can't get a fast AC, then just equip a tank AC, and attach two grenade launchers on your back, and let it all out until you have finished him off. ======================================================================= AC: OX Armor: Reward: Ox has plenty of ammo to go through, so don't count on dodging every one of them. Just use the one time favorite grenade launching AC and let out all of your power until he is dead. ======================================================================= AC: Shadow Age Armor: 9035 Reward: Shadow Age is an easy one compared to what rank he is in. All you have to do is dodge his small rockets that he shoots at. You don't need to watch for his right arm weapon, the parrying blade, just stay out of close range and you'll be all right. Just dodge his missiles long enough to get your hits in. ======================================================================= AC: Bad Brain Armor: Reward: 23000 Stay away from his AC, his flamethrower can take away a lot of armor. Sometimes he'll try to go in and use it, just stay away from him. And hammer him with your weapons. ======================================================================= AC: Milky Way Armor: Reward: FAQ coming soon!! ======================================================================= AC: Trafalgar Armor: Reward: 27000 Trafalgar doesn't put up as big as a fight as he looks. Just dodge his attacks (not very hard), and make all of your shots count. If you fight him correctly, you should win. ======================================================================= AC: Hostile Armor: Reward: 30000 Hostile is quick, but his attacks are not very powerful. Just circle strafe around him until he is done for. Not a hard fight. ======================================================================= AC: Trooper Armor: Reward: 30000 As long as you stay away from his front side, and dodge his greneade launcher, you should do all right. Circle strafe him as usual, and dodge his grenade shots. If you do this correctly, his AC will be destroyed nice and easy. ======================================================================= AC: Street Enemy Armor: Reward: 33000 Street enemies attack power is very good, but he quite fast, and will dodge most of your attacks. If you can get all of your hits in, this fight should be over in a jiffy. ======================================================================= AC: Midas Armor: Reward: 35000 Midas' energy cannon is powerful. Just icicle strafe around her, or do bunny hops around the arena. Just focus on getting all of your attacks in on her. ======================================================================= AC: Fanatic Armor: Reward: 38000 Fanatic is very fast, and her attacks can kill at close range. Try to stay away from her as well as you can, or her slug gun will eat up all your armor fast. Just focus on getting your hits in, and staying as far from her as you can possible. ======================================================================= AC: Bremen Armor: 7301 Reward: 41000 Bremen is best known for his missiles. If you fight him in close range, you can take this battle easy, or you can fight him in the parking lot. All of the pillars will block most his missiles and the small area will make it easier to stay in on him. If you can, attach a powerful machine gun to make it easier on the close range. Also, see if you can get a powerful wave blade. Anyway you go, just fight him at close range to make it easy. ======================================================================= AC: Impulse Armor: 8905 Reward: 44000 Impulse is really a lot better than he looks. He is pretty fast, and can do a lot of damage. Use your basic strategy, hide when necessary, and dodge his bullets. If you did this correctly, you come out with the win. ======================================================================= AC: Faust Armor: 7806 Reward: 47000 Faust is extremely fast, and has great piloting skills. He can stay in the air for a very long time, while he is pelting you with is Bazooka. He can overheat you rather quickly, so do your best to dodge. If you want to make this battle easy, fight him in the parking lot, it makes really easy. ======================================================================= AC: Cypress Armor: 8498 Reward: 50000 Cypress is very fast, and his chain guns will take a lot of your armor. What you need to do is fight him at close range, and duel with him, with your beam saber. He will use his to, which he is very good at. Sometimes at the end, he will try and finish you off with his saber. Try to attack with the pink one, its long reach, and power will finish him of quickly. ======================================================================= AC: Flying Fix Armor: 9438 Reward: 60000 Flying Fix is rather hard. To complete this, use your main strategy: Tank Ac, with two grenade launchers and a good beam saber. If you have the same beam saber from the last fight, you should do all right. When you fist start, dodge as many of her bullets as you can while launching grenades at her. When she gets in close on you to use her flamethrower, use your beam saber to knock her away, and then continue on with your grenades. ======================================================================= AC: Nocturne Armor: Reward: 80000 Nocturn is a good challenge. He will mostly use his missiles along with his shotgun. Don not get in at close range, he is very good with his beam saber, and his shotgun is at its worst at close range, so stay as far from him as you can. If you want to, attach a chain gun, it'll whittle away his armor fast. If you don't have one, them just use the circle strafe around him with the dodging, and you come out with the win over this toughie. ======================================================================= AC: Valkerie Armor: 7293 Reward: 100000 Valkerie is an excellent pilot, and she is very good at flying. She will fly into the air, and use her sniper rifle. Then, she'll land behind you and use her beam saber. But, you won't need any practice with this girl, if you fight her in the parking lot. The extremely low ceiling will mess her up. ======================================================================= AC: Caller Armor: 6948 Reward: 150000 Caller is no joke, his right arm grenade launcher will cook your AC, and his Chain weapons on is back. And finally to top it all off, he is very fast, and will circle strafe around you until you're dead. You'll have a better chance if you fight him in the arena, and use his own strategy. ======================================================================= AC: Fan Fare Armor: Reward: 300000 Fanfare is a little hard; he will try to do bunny hops around the battle area to dodge your shots. Fight him in the parking lot, the concrete pillars will block his missiles, and he isn't very fast. So, attach a good beam saber and fight him at close range. ======================================================================= AC: Grand Chief Armor: 9124 Reward: 400000 Grand Chief is a missile fanatic. He will hammer you with his missiles the whole fight, unless he runs out of ammo. Fight him in the parking lot, the low ceiling will block the higher flying missiles, and the cement post will block the rest. ======================================================================= AC: Royal Mist Armor: 9323 Reward: 500000 Royal Mist has the basic type of fighting style. He will try and blow you away, while you overheat. And his shotgun can do a lot of damage, along with overheating you as well. You must have a good radiator, and as many armor points as possible. Never fight this guy in the arena; the wide open area will give him the upper level. Just focus on getting all your hits in; it won't help circle strafing around him. Also, if you want to, get a complete copy of him, it may help out just a little bit. ======================================================================= AC: BB Armor: 8339 Reward: 700000 BB is the easiest A-ranked AC. He uses his spread shot bazooka the most, and he uses the OP-INTENSIFY, so he doesn't need to stop and fire his grenade launcher, which he is pretty accurate with. So, if you have a fast AC, this is easy to dodge. And, did you know that BB has an overweight AC! So he will be easy to overheat. ======================================================================= AC: Ace Armor: 8036 Reward: 1200000 Ace is ranked A-1 in his class, so expect being pounded by him. He spends most of his time fighting in the air, while pounding you with grenades. Never get near him; he has the MOONLIGHT, which is the best beam saber. Enough said, fight him in the parking lot, the low ceiling will screw him up. Best of luck. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Now the AC's below this appear on the list below Adieu, after you complete a certain number of missions. Once you beat the game the rest will appear. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ AC: Brass Armor: Reward: 1500 Back at the bottom again, this guy is no problem. Especially if you came hear after fighting Ace, but, I can't give you a strategy. He just easy, you don't need one. So if you can't beat this guy, then just give up the game and sell it. ======================================================================= AC: Bilbo Armor: Reward: 5000 Again, you don't need a strategy. These guys are all very easy to beat. If you want to, have some fun, equip the two grenade launchers and blast him to pieces, or you can equip a parrying blade, and try to hit him with it. Anyways, just have fun with these two, but once you get down into the ranks, start to get serious again. ======================================================================= AC: Paranoia Armor: Reward: 6000 Well, at least he tries to beat you. He and his rival, Paradox, fight in the same style. He still is pretty much easy, though it does take a little more work than it looks. ======================================================================= AC: Paradox Armor: Reward: 7000 Oh man, this guy is the easiest arena fight in the whole game. All he really does is stand still. The only thing you have to worry about are is back lasers, but he only hits you if you stand still. If you can't beat this, then don't play this game again. Hey, it's easy money. ======================================================================= AC: Pass Ahead Armor: Reward: 9000 Pass ahead has all kinds of techno gadgets, he has devises that disrupt your AC, and hovering gun torrents that shoot lasers at you. But, despite all of that, his piloting skills are just horrible. You can just walk around this guy without using your boosters. Just pound him to make this battle quick. ======================================================================= AC: Ducks Armor: Reward: 9000 Another extremely easy fight. His piloting is horrible, he sometimes just stand still for a period of time, not firing his weapon. His accuracy is horrible as well. SO you don't need a strategy on how to beat this guy. ======================================================================= AC: Endyminion Armor: Reward: 10000 Enyminion is fairly easy to beat, and he is fairly fast as well. He tends to hide a lot, but he sometimes will charge in at you, leaving him open to hit. Don't worry about is weapon either, it is not very powerful, just circle strafe him until he is done for. ======================================================================= AC: Apple Boy Armor: Reward: 11000 Another Adieu basically, except he is worth more money. He will stand still for some time, making him an easy target. ======================================================================= AC: Regina Armor: Reward: 12000 Well, you're going up against another easy person. Her grenade Launcher is powerful, but she does not know how to just point it at you (in other words, she doesn't have very good accuracy with it). Also, her back will be pointed to you about half of the fight. ======================================================================= AC: Cold Heart Armor: Reward: 20000 Cold heart runs out of ammunition very fast, if you can dodge his attacks until he runs out of ammo, all he'll do is run around and hope she doesn't die. If you do this correctly, you should win. ======================================================================= AC: Huntress Armor: Reward: 21000 Huntress is nothing special; the only thing you may have trouble with is the hovering gun torrents that shoot lasers at you. Other than that, she is quite easy to take care of. ======================================================================= AC: Scylla Armor: Reward: 22000 Scylla doesn't have very hot piloting, but his chain guns hurt overheat you fast. So try to stay away from the front, circle strafe him until he is done for. ======================================================================= AC: Spartan Armor: Reward: 23000 Spartan may be slow, but his machine gun hurts, and he also has really good aim with it. But that's not all; he has pursuit missiles that can do an extremely large amount of damage if you get hit by all of them (which will happen a lot). So, try to circle strafe him to death, while dodging most of his pursuit missiles. ======================================================================= AC: Castdown Armor: Reward: 24000 Castdown is not that great a pilot, he only attacks in the air, and his weapons are fairly easy to dodge. The only thing is his missiles, they can do some damage if you get hit, but like I said, they are fairly easy to dodge. ======================================================================= AC: Sandoval Armor: Reward: 25000 Sandoval is fairly easy to beat; his back weapon can do a lot of damage, but is easy to dodge. Also, he is easy to strafe around, so do that while blasting him with your weapons. ======================================================================= AC: Hozumi Armor: Reward: 28000 The only thing that you need to worry about Hozumi is his speed. He will rarely use his parrying blade, and his missiles are easily dodged. Just pound him with whatever weapon you have. ======================================================================= AC: Tsukuyo Armor: Reward: 30000 Tsukuyo is pretty hard; his grenade launcher can overheat you fast, if he gets a good hit on you. Just go to your normal strategy, the circle strafing while pounding him with your weapon. You only need to watch out for his over boost, and the grenade in your face. ======================================================================= AC: Kalchas Armor: Reward: 60000 Stay as far away as you can from him. You'll loose a MASSIVE amount of AP, if you get hit by either of his blades. Even if you are far back enough to not get hit, he can still hit you. He is using the OP- INTENSIFY, so he will be throwing the blade of his MOONLIGHT. Just stay back and be ready for some dodging, and you'll be all right. ======================================================================= AC: Asylum Armor: Reward: 80000 Asylum likes to charge you while he is shooting missiles. His missiles can be extremely dangerous if you get hit, so dodge as many as you can. You can also attach some missile interceptors. Don't worry about his arm cannons, they are easily dodged. After he is out of missiles, strafe in circles around him until he is gone. ======================================================================= AC: Vector Armor: Reward: 100000 Vectors Titan launchers will surly cook your AC, if you're not careful. Once he locks onto you he will shoot them, and after following you for too long they will blow up wherever they are. Avoid her missiles at all cost, they will hurt, and overheat you instantly. Once he is out of ammo for the titan launchers, he is done for. If you want to, you can attach missile interceptors, or missile decoys (these don't really help much). ======================================================================= AC: Terra Armor: Reward: 500000 Terra is extremely hard, especially because he has the KARASAWA. He is also very maneuverable, making him a very lethal AC. Just be prepared to dodge like mad, because his weapon of choice is very powerful, and once he hits you, he will get smarter. When he runs out of ammo, he is done for, but he has fifty rounds, so be prepared for a lot of dodging to do. ======================================================================= AC: Exile Armor: Reward: 1500000 Exile really is better than Ace. So if you had trouble with him, you're gonna have even more trouble with this guy. Exile has the best machine gun, best saber, and probably the best extensions (those ones that Valkerie uses). Once the fight starts, he will rush in and immediately use his extension, which basically makes him invisible. He will be eliminated off your radar, and you can't lock onto him for a only a short period of time. He will use that, while blasting you with his beam saber and machine gun. There's really nothing that you can do to prevent this, until he has run out of extension uses (which will be 5). Just fight him in the Structure, once the fight starts, boost straight up until you see a platform that covers the entire area. Move over to where Exile is and wait until he uses up all of his extension ammo. Then, peek over the edge and wait until he gets in the right spot then fire at him like there's no tomorrow. If you can, attach to big grenade launchers and shoot him with that. This is a cheap and long way to defeat Exile, but this is a game, that's what games are all about. If you don't use this method, or in other words, try to be faire, it'll take a lot more tries to beat Exile. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- _______________________ / \ _______| 4. Extra Arena |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /_________/ \________\ Now, after you've reached the rank of an A-1, there will be a choice for an extra arena. In extra arena, you have to go back and battle all of the ravens you just fought in the arena, except now, there will be teams. You'll get to choose your sidekick too, including Royal Mist. Also, you don't have to destroy both ravens to win, you only need to destroy the leader of the group. So, if you blow up, you will loose, regardless of your partners condition. Here are the partners that you can choose to fight with you: -Spartan - -Cold Heart - -Huntress - -Scylla - -Apple Boy - -Fragile - -Regina - -Gaidoz - -Street enemy - -Suburban King - -Fanatic - -Trafalgar - -Barchetta - *^Royal Mist *^ -Valkerie - -Bremen - -Yellow Boat - -Comeback - -Brass - -Bilbo - -Paranoia - Note: If you're having trouble with any arena ranks, choose Royal Mist. But, don't choose him on every battle, experiment with different AC's on all of the easy people. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Rank: 24 AC's: Adieu/Apple Boy Armor: Reward: 2500 Trust me, you won't need a strategy on these losers. Your AC alone will be able to take care of them. ======================================================================= Rank: 23 AC's: Strasburg/Wake Up Armor: Reward: 3500 Another easy one. Like I said earlier, don't take Royal Mist (there's really is no problem if you take him), especially if you want the fight to last longer, and be a little more fun. Hey, it's easy money. ======================================================================= Rank: 22 AC's: Twinhead-W/Twinhead-B Armor: Reward: 4500 Well, nothin much here, just another easy fight (especially if you fought with Royal Mist). ======================================================================= Rank: 21 AC's: Chain Impact/Bilbo Armor: Reward: 5500 Man, I thought by now that this will start to get harder. But, I guess not, beat these losers and move on to the next round. ======================================================================= Rank: 20 AC's: Paranoia/Paradox Armor: Reward: 7000 Well, at least these fights are starting to get more annoying than challenging. Paranoia's laser shooting orbits do get annoying sometimes, but this is an easy fight to win. ======================================================================= Rank: 19 AC's: Suburban King/Cascade Armor: Reward: 9000 Okay, I thought by now that there will be a challenge. Oh well, if you're trying to go fast, have Royal Mist do it. Heck, Royal Mist could do it all by himself. So, you should know the drills by now, no strategy, don't need one. ======================================================================= Rank: 18 AC's: Flare Up/Back breaker Armor: Reward: 10500 Well at least this battle isn't as easy as the other ones. Flare up's missiles will be flying al over the place, and Back Breaker's laser shots will hurt. But still easy, no strategy (you'll know why). ======================================================================= Rank: 17 AC's: Hard Edge/Pass Ahead Armor: Reward: 12000 Hard Edge can get annoying in the beginning of the fight, but he is still really easy to beat. Pass Ahead is just not in the fight, so don't worry about him. Said now Again and again, no freakin strategy, all of these fights you could have done in the beginning of the game. ======================================================================= Rank: 16 AC's: Fragile/Cold Heart Armor: Reward: 14000 For the love of GOD, where are the freakin challenges. Now I don't want to go into some big words, but these guys are extremely easy. ======================================================================= Rank: 15 AC's: Bison/Spartan Armor: Reward: 16000 Okay, these guys aren't as stupid as the other challenges. Just as long as you can stay away from all of the missiles being thrown at you, you'll come out with another easy win. ======================================================================= Rank: 14 AC's: Shadow Age/Kalchas Armor: Reward: 19000 This group is more of a close range style. They will try to gang on you and beam saber you to death. Just stay out of close range and you'll win. ======================================================================= Rank: 13 AC's: Bad Brain/Thunder House Armor: Reward: 23000 This is a battle of the laser beams. These two each have very powerful laser guns, but they have a limited supply of ammunition for them. Once they are out, this battle is over. ======================================================================= Rank: 12 AC's: Trooper/Regina Armor: Reward: 27000 There really is no difficulty in this fight, but every now and then, Viper will block your FCS, so you'll be doing a little blind shooting. Other than that, this fight is a breeze. ======================================================================= Rank: 11 AC's: Street Enemy/Claizen Armor: Reward: 32000 Finally, a good challenge. This group can get pretty tough if they gang up on you. This is an overall difficult fight. ======================================================================= Rank: 10 AC's: Midas/Barchetta Armor: Reward: 40000 Okay, now this arena starts to get a bit more challenging. These two will try to gang up on you, and if they succeed, they can do serious damage, especially Barchetta's grenade launchers. Just circle strafe the leader of the group for an easy win. ======================================================================= Rank: 9 AC's: Fanatic/Milky Way Armor: Reward: 50000 Well, another easy fight to win. The only thing you want to watch out for is Redeye's slug gun at close range. Nich will only use a few missiles here and there, but he won't pose much of a threat. Overall, this is an easy fight. ======================================================================= Rank: 8 AC's: Hozumi/ Tsukuyo Armor: Reward: 60000 From fighting these two in the arena, I thought that this was going to be an extremely hard fight. Well, I thought wrong, just stay out of close range with both of them. Also, you can circle strafe around them to death. ======================================================================= Rank: 7 AC's: Faust/Fixer Armor: Reward: 80000 These guys, when they start to shoot at you, they never let go of the trigger. There are always tons of bullets coming at you in every direction. If this gets to annoying, jump and boost into the air, point your gun down, and shoot them while you get higher up. ======================================================================= Rank: 6 AC's: Cypress/Huntress Armor: Reward: 150000 Cypress is a pain in the butt. His chain guns can take out you and Royal Mist if things start to go bad. Also, Huntress is always on the other side of the arena, taking cheap shots while you're trying to get something done here. So, once this fight starts, go after huntress, Royal Mist usually goes after her first as well. Take her out, and then go after Cypress. Avoid his Chain Guns at all costs. ======================================================================= Rank: 5 AC's: Caller/Comeback Armor: Reward: 400000 Another tough match. Now there is only one tough person, Caller. Comeback is just there to keep Caller from getting hit. Avoid Caller's grenade launchers at all costs, it is extremely devastating if you get hit. Circle strafe around him to death, although there are some points where he finds a way out of that, but just try your best to keep him in the middle of your circle. ======================================================================= Rank: 4 AC's: Intrepid/Trafalgar Armor: Reward: 500000 These ones aren't as tough as the other fights. Intrepid is easy enough, but Trafalgar makes things a little trickier. Be prepared for some dodging, because there will be a lot of missiles flying everywhere. It is easy to circle strafe around Intrepid, but Trafalgar is a little harder. So if you can, try to circle strafe around Intrepid to death. ======================================================================= Rank: 3 AC's: Grand Chief/Flying Fix Armor: Reward: 600000 To make this one easy, fight them in the parking lot, while focusing all of your attention on Grand Chief (he shouldn't put up much of a fight anyway). ======================================================================= Rank: 2 AC's: Royal Mist/Valkerie Armor: 9323/7293 Reward: 800000 In this fight, get a heavily armored AC, or a copy of Royal Mist. Use his dual back missile launchers to take apart not only Royal Mist, but Valkerie too. Other than that, try as hard as you can to avoid the waves of missiles being launched at you. ======================================================================= Rank: 1 AC's: Ace/BB Armor: 8036/8339 Reward: 1500000 Well, you've finally reached Rank-1, so be prepared for a hard, long drawn out fight. Once the fight starts, go after BB, since he is the easy one. He is also easy to overheat, because he has an overweight AC, so if you can, attach something that can overheat rather quickly. Once BB is done for, go after Ace, who probably has been flying this whole time, raining down grenades, cooking your AC. Do what you did last time to beat him (if you can remember how). Pray, and hopefully you can win this extremely hard fight. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Now you're Raven Ranked A-1, and 1. So, now that you have about all of the credits left to get in the game (I have 9050000 credits), you can buy dozens of different parts and fight in the missions. If you don't like that certain part, then you can sell it back. Well, that's all I have to say, I hope this helped a bit. Now here are a few tips I just thought I'd add in. _______________________ / \ _______| 5. TIPS |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \________\ 1. In the arena. If you play in the forest level, or any stage that has a boundary, go to the red line, and stand just in front of it. Your opponent will go behind you, and you will win, because he went out of bounds. 2. It is better to have a light weight, fast AC. Not a huge one that can get pounded by rockets and grenades, because it's so slow. I have a pretty close copy of ACE. !(more tips will come soon)! _______________________ / \ _______| 6. Copyright Notice |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \________\ This guide is copyright to BBailey3. It may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use only. It may not be placed on any web site outside of Game FAQs (and those listed below), or distributed electronically without written permission before time. Use of this guide on any other web site, or as a kind of any public display is strictly prohibited and a violation of copyright. These web sites are only allowed to place this guide: www.gamefaqs.com www.gamespot.com www.rpghavens.com If you ask nicely, I may let you place this guide on your own website. #*********************************************************************# _______________________ / \ _______| 7. Credits and Thanks |_______ \ | _______________________ | / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \________\ Agetec - for making such a cool game. Ares373 - for giving me the AP points on each AC opponent. CJayC - for making game FAQs, and posting my guide. You - for reading this guide Combatbash-For giving me tip #1 #*********************************************************************# _______________________ / \ _______| 8. Version History |_______ \ | _______________________| / \ |/ | | \| / / \ | | / \ /________/ \________\ Version 1.0 June 19, 2003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- I just finished my guide, and I send it in tomorrow. There is one thing that I missed, which are the armor points for each AC, but I will update all of them very soon. Version 1.1 July 9, 2003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- I added the Credits and Thanks section and added some of the AP points missing. Also fixed some minor mistakes, and found out that I missed Gaidoz, but I put him in. 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