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Version: 0.9 | Updated: 02/04/03


                             SEEK _____  AND
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                                 DESTROY

SEEK AND DESTROY - STRATEGY GUIDE AND TOWN/WEAPONS LIST v0.9 [2003-02-01]
Kirk Israel <kisrael@alienbill.com>

--INTRO--

Seek & Destroy is an amazing deal for its USA price point of $10,
a great blend of mission based tank combat and clever minigames, with
a hint of bizarre RPG thrown in to boot (a nation of sentient tanks?), 
plus lots of cool weapons and devices to bolt on to your tank.
Only its lack of multitap support (and, I guess others would say 
online play) prevents it from scratching that tankgame itch I've 
had ever since BattleTanx on the N64.  Wah, I want a good four player 
tank game on Gamecube or PS2... (WDL Thundertanks? I said "good")

Word has it that this was a full price game in its original markets,
but given the amazing release price of $10 for release here.  The 
translation seems rushed in places, but not much that interferes with
the game.  However, the instructions were a little light, which is why
I'm including a POINTERS section in what would otherwise be a simple 
town and weapons list.


--POINTERS--

*Like the manual says, your initial choice of tank doesn't matter too much.

*It's easy to miss how much useful stuff is in the "Select Button" menus:
-during a battle, you can get a Mission Description...very useful
 to know what the heck is going on, complete with maps.
-you can hit select to skip cutscenes, especially ones you've seen when
 you have to repeat missions.
-you can set the camera under "Options". I find Type-2 much easier to use.
 (optionally, keep it on Type-1 and press L2 a lot)
-there's a City Map when in towns - crucial for locating the Heliport,
 Shop/Garage, and Arena
-Also in cities, there's a "Go Out" option to get out of towns more easily.
-on the overland travel screen, you can get to a helpful map as 
 well as a "Garage" option where you can change your tank's configuration.

*Losing a battle is no big deal, you can always try it over again with
 no penalty...same for hitting Escape.

*After the first battle you should go straight back to the first city
 Rivageders and powerup at the Shop.

*It took me a while to realize that you can talk to people in the towns
 by pressing Circle. Most of them don't have much interesting to say,
 but in at least one point of the game you need to talk to the General to
 advance.

*You can raise the gunbarrel with the right stick. (Something you can't
 do with the shoulder buttons.)

*When you buy a new weapon or part, be sure to go to the garage and 
 customize your tank to use it!

*When you're browsing weapons and devices, either to buy or ones you 
 have installed, you can pull up a description of the weapon.

*You can get to a "Garage" from a number of places: the Shop, the 
 Arenas, the Overland map, but you can only save at the single 
 proper Garage in each town.

*You can sell an add-on for the same price as you bought it, so feel
 free to experiment. (It might be a good idea to go over to the town's
 Battle Arena and try out before setting out on missions for real.)
 Also, prices are constant across cities.

*You get about half the original cash when repeating Battle Arena
 matches you've already beaten.

*There seems to be a mistranslation at one point...if it says you
 "can" bring a certain device into an Arena, it means you can't.
 So go to the Garage option and take off the offending part.

*You'll probably want to sell most of the weapons you don't need...
 it's sometimes nice to have an arsenal to choose from when its time
 to equip, but you can always go back to a town and repurchase what 
 you need, and money is sometimes in short supply.

*The main factor in choosing a tank body is "Max" That's an 
 indication of how much you can carry before the tank will 
 get bogged down. Also, the "H"eavy, "T"urret, and 
 "B"ody indicates you can mount weapons and devices of that type.

*After you start using a new tank body you'll have to re-customize
 and put all your devices on it.

*The Radar is not like most tank games...N/S/E/W are fixed, rather
 than the "up"="in front of you" rule that you might be more used to.
 It's more like a map centered around your tank than a regular radar.

*The final battle is in the northenmost city on the eastmost continent,
 so you might want to make sure you finish any other missions and
 arena games before then.

*Your choice of weapons and tools is up to you, though I found a 
 Long Shot and the 16-missile (both available in the first few cities)
 to be a terrific combination, especially when combined with long range
 radar and a good computer.
 
*There's a surprising amount of historical information in the "Museum"
 section...someone really did their homework!

*I managed to somehow miss the entire city of Tughl for my first
 time through. If you ever find a secret part, bring it to the 
 pink truck in this area...

*For completing the final battle and for beating all the arena games,
 you get special wing prizes

*There's an oddball pink tank by the heliport in the first town,
 Rivageders. You give him codes, he gives you rewards. The only code
 I know how to get fairly is found by poking your nose into the 
 volcano...

--TOWNS & WEAPONS--

As I was playing through the game, I got annoyed by not knowing what
weapons were in what town, so I decided to compile the information
in a browsable form. I didn't duplicate all the weapon info...to a 
certain extent, you *can* go by price despite what the manual suggests.


RIVAGEDERS
Main Weapon
        Shell           100
        Super Shell     1200
        Torpedo         800
Sub Weapon A
        Grand Bomb      400
        Machine Gun     210
Sub Weapon B
        Machinegun      225
        Missile         900
        Chain Saw       1100
Engine
        Engine 1        10
        Engine 2        200
Travel Parts
        Cat 1           100
        Cat 2           470
Turret Gear
        Slow Gear       50
        Low Gear        100
        Mid Gear        180
Computer
        CPU 1           80
        CPU 2           200
Radar
        Sm Radar        200


TUGHL
Main Weapon
        Torpedo         800
        Crump           1500
        AP Shell        1350
        Retro Bomb      2100
Sub Weapon B
        Chaff           450
        Smoke           510
        Srch Light      850
        Flare Bomb      470
        OldSpeaker      280
Engine
        Engine 1        10
Travel Parts
        Cat 1           100
        Cat 2           470
        Cat 3           1300
        H Cat 1         2100
        Anti Noise      3600
Special Parts
        Hoverplane      510
        Booster         2200
        Propeller       5340
        Jet             7800
Internal Devices
        Speed Shot      1230
        Hi-Reload       3210
        NVG             2260
Turret Gear
        Lt. Gear        230
        High Gear       300
        Top Gear        410
        Quick Gear      540
        Q Hyper         600
Computer
        CPU 1           80
        CPU 2           200
        CPU 3           750
Radar
        Sm Radar        200
        Mid Radar       600
        Big Radar       1130
        Sea Radar       480
        Sky Radar       660
Armor
        Armor-off       200
        Lt. Armor       250
        Hvy. Armor      200
        Strg. Armor     420


BACHERIT
Main Weapon
        Shell           100
        SuperShell      1200
        AP Shell        1350
        Long Shot       8000
        Flame Shot      1400
        Positoron       12000
Sub Weapon A
        Protector       650
        Side Saw        1100
        Machinegun      210
        Flame Gun       1750
        Blaze Gun       3300
        Goliath         2900
Sub Weapon B
        Srch Light      850
        Flare Bomb      470
        Machinegun      225
        Gatling         1600
        Speaker         300
        Chain Saw       1100
Engine
        SP Engine       1300
        P Charge        3200
        MachEngine      3100
        MachCharge      4000
Travel Parts
        H Cat 1         2100
        H Cat 2         3000
        H Cat 3         4400
Special Parts
        Booster         2200
        Propeller       5340
        Jet             7800
Internal Devices
        Speed Shot      1230
        Hi-Reload       3210
        NVG             2260
Turret Gear
        Slow Gear       50
        Low Gear        100
        Mid Gear        180
        Lt. Gear        230
        High Gear       300
        Top Gear        410
Computer
        CPU 1           80
        CPU 2           200
        CPU 3           750
        CPU 4           1130
        Hyper CPU       2620
Radar
        Sm Radar        200
        Mid Radar       600
        Big Radar       1130
        MultiRadar      1410
Armor
        Armor-off       200
        Lt. Armor       250
        Hvy. Armor      200
        Strg. Armor     420
        SP Armor        1200
        SP Armor S      2770


NALDNICK
Main Weapon
        Shell           100
        AP Shell        1350
        Drill shot      4600
        Scatter         2300
        Sharp Bomb      3400
        Beam            2800
Sub Weapon A
        Grand Bomb      400
        Air Shell       1900
        Flame Gun       1750
        Blaze Gun       3300
        Goliath         2900
        Blaster         4700
Sub Weapon B
        Gatling         1600
        Missile         900
        Launcher        1900
        16-missile      2900
        Roll Drum       3600
        Stun Gun        4720
Engine
        Engine 1        10
        Engine 2        200
        Engine 3        900
        SP Engine       1300
        Q Charge        1630
        Speeder         1460
Travel Parts
        Cat 2           470
        Cat 3           1300
        H Cat 1         2100
        H Cat 2         3000
        Snow Cat        3100
        Hook Cat        6950
Internal Devices
        Speed Shot      1230
        Hi-Reload       3210
        NVG             2260
Turret Gear
        Mid Gear        180
        Lt. Gear        230
        High Gear       300
        Top Gear        410
        Quick Gear      540
        Q Hyper         600
Radar
        Mid Radar       600
        Big Radar       1130


ZAMBNEAL
Main Weapon
        Torpedo         800
        Crump           1500
        Retro Bomb      2100
        Sharp Bomb      3400
        Burst Bomb      7500    
Sub Weapon A
        Air Shell       1900
        Drum Bomb       700     
        Machinegun      210
        Flame Gun       1750
        Blaze Gun       3300
Sub Weapon B
        Chaff           450
        Smoke           510
        Roll Drum       3600
        Stun Gun        4720
Engine
        Engine 1        10
        Engine 3        900
        Q Charge        1630
        P Charge        3200
        Speeder         1460
        MachEngine      3100
Travel Parts
        H Cat 1         2100
        H Cat 2         3000
        H Cat 3         4400
        Super Cat       5800
        Anti Noise      3600
        Spiky Cat       9500
Special Parts
        Float           1470
        Boat            2530
        WaterScrew      2720
        Sea Motor       4580
Turret Gear
        Slow Gear       50
        Mid Gear        180
        High Gear       300
        Quick Gear      540
Computer
        CPU 3           750
        CPU 4           1130
        Hyper CPU       2620
Radar
        Big Radar       1130
        Sea Radar       480
        Sky Radar       660
        MultiRadar      1410
        Multi High      1960



NIBELIA
Main Weapon
        SuperShell      1200
        Burst Bomb      7500
        Satellite       9600
Sub Weapon B
        Speaker         300
        OldSpeaker      280
Engine
        Engine 1        10
        Engine 2        200
        Engine 3        900
        SP Engine       1300
Travel Parts
        Cat 1           100
        Cat 2           470
        Cat 3           1300
        H Cat 1         2100
        H Cat 2         3000
        H Cat 3         4400
Special Parts
        Propeller       5340
        Jet             7800
        Float           1470
        Boat            2530
        WaterScrew      2720
        Sea Motor       4580
Internal Devices
        Speed Shot      1230
        Hi-Reload       3210
        NVG             2260
Turret Gear
        Slow Gear       50
        Q Hyper         600     
Radar
        Mid Radar       600
        Big Radar       1130
        Sea Radar       480
        Sky Radar       660
        MultiRadar      1410
        Multi High      1960
Armor
        Lt. Armor       250
        Strg. Armor     420
        SP Armor        1200
        Heavy Wt.       350


GLOONSTAT
Main Weapon
        SuperShell      1200
        Crump           1500
        Drill shot      4600
        Scatter         2300
        Hi-Laser        5200
        Graviton        6660
Sub Weapon A
        Air Shell       1900
        Blaze Gun       3300
        Goliath         2900
        Blaster         4700
Sub Weapon B
        Gatling         1600
        Launcher        1900
        16-missile      2900
        Roll Drum       3600
        Stun Gun        4720
Engine
        SP Engine       1300
        P Charge        3200
        MachEngine      3100
Travel Parts
        H Cat 1         2100
        H Cat 2         3000
        H Cat 3         4400
        Super Cat       5800
        Armor Cat       7400
Special Parts
        Jet             7800
        Boat            2530
        Sea Motor       4580
Internal Devices
        Speed Shot      1230
        Hi-Reload       3210
        NVG             2260
Turret Gear
        Low Gear        100
        Mid Gear        180
        Lt. Gear        230
        High Gear       300
        Top Gear        410
        Quick Gear      540
Computer
        CPU 4           1130
        Hyper CPU       2620
        Ultra CPU       5980
Radar
        MultiRadar      1410
        Multi High      1960
Armor
        Hvy. Armor      200
        Strg. Armor     420
        SP Armor        1200
        SP Armor S      2770


MAGSCOPIC
Main Weapon
        Long Shot       8000
        Beam            2800
        Hi-Laser        5200
        Satellite       9600
        Graviton        6660
        Positoron       12000
Engine
        P Charge        3200
        MachEngine      3100
        MachCharge      4000
Travel Parts
        Anti Noise      3600
        Spiky Cat       9500
        Hook Cat        6950
        Armor Cat       7400
Internal Devices
        Speed Shot      1230
        Hi-Reload       3210
        NVG             2260
Turret Gear
        Slow Gear       50
        Low Gear        100
        Quick Gear      540
        Q Hyper         600
Computer
        Ultra CPU       5980
Radar
        MultiRadar      1410
        Multi High      1960
Armor
        Armor-off       200
        Lt. Armor       250
        SP Armor        1200
        SP Armor S      2770
        Heavy Wt.       350


--THANKS--
Thanks to Chad Racine, his 1996 ASCII art inspired the tank 
at the top.


--COPYRIGHT--

Copyright 2003 By Kirk Israel <kisrael@alienbill.com>.
Not to be posted, published, or modified without explicit permission.

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