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Namco Museum, vol.4 (PSX)
Codes and Secrets
V1.1  8/4/97

Compiled and written up by: Richard Uyeyama ([email protected])

Copyright 1997 by Richard Uyeyama.  Permission granted by author to 
duplicate this file in its entirity for non-profit purposes only.
All other rights reserved.

Namco, Namco Museum, Assault, Ordyne, Pac-Land, The Return of Ishtar,
and The Genji and the Heike Clans are trademarks of Namco Ltd.  Namco 
Museum Volume 4 is Copyright 1996 by Namco Ltd.  All rights reserved.

Document history:
   - Human receptionist can be changed back to a robot (transformation
   - 2nd Genji/Heike visual sequence added
   - A couple non-secret items of interest added
   - Some minor clarification editing
   - Human receptionist
   - Image video (The Genji and the Heike Clans)
   - Genji/Heike visual sequence
   - Assault Plus
   - Hidden Return of Ishtar
   - Pac-Land Jump Shoes

Human receptionist:
     When at the Information Desk in the museum entry, look all the way up 
at the ceiling (Triangle button), then hit the X button (O button in Japan 
version) to switch the receptionist from a robot to a human (hitting the 
button more than once will toggle the receptionist back, and forth, and 
back, and forth...).  When you look back down (Square button), the info 
desk receptionist will be human.  If you wait around, every once in a 
while, she'll look around the room...  You can also change the receptionist 
back to a robot in exactly the same way.
     The human receptionist seems to have 5 (that's how many I've found) 
different reactions when you talk to her (X button U/C, O button J).  These 
seem to be determined randomly.  Here are the ones I've seen so far:
   - bow
   - bow, gesture
   - bow, gesture, uncertainty/nervousness
   - inattentiveness, surprise, embarrassment/apology
   - welcoming

Image video (The Genji and The Heike Clans):
     When you load the game (Namco Museum 4), hold down the L1 and R1 
buttons until after the Namco screen, and instead of the normal OP 
sequence, you'll get to see a Genji/Heike image video.  The video is also 
viewable at the Theater, btw, under the "Museum" section... though there 
it'll be a smaller version.

Genji/Heike visual sequences:
     In the Genji/Heike game room, there are two extra visual sequences.
     For the first, after entering the game room, turn to your right and 
move towards the stone lantern you see there (place yourself at the edge of 
the path, with the lantern visible on the left side of the screen).  If you 
position yourself correctly, the Pacman icon (lower right corner) will 
point something out.  Hit the X button (O button in Japan version) to see a 
small visual sequence.
     For the second, go up the steps, and just at the top, turn around and 
look upward towards the moon.  If you're in the right spot, the Pacman icon 
will point something out.  Hit the X button (O button in Japan version) and 
you'll get to see a little visual sequence on the roof of the gateway.

Assault Plus:
     Enter the X-Room (the room to the left of the Assault door in the 
Museum).  Once inside, hit/hold up+Triangle+L1+R1 (at the same time), and 
the screen will flash white, and the Assault Plus woman will appear in the 
room.  Go up to her and talk to her (X button U/C; O button J), and she'll 
activate the pedestal console in the center of the room (and then she'll 
disappear).  Go up to the console (a screen reading "Assault Plus" should 
be visible above it now) and examine it (X button U/C; O button J), and the 
room will transform itself into the Assault Plus game room arena (btw, 
there are a couple Assault Plus exhibits in the game room as well).  Now, 
just like in any other game room, go up to the machine and hit the X button 
(O button in Japan version) to play.  Assault Plus, obtainable only via the 
X-Room, allows you to play Easy Assault and Super Assault.
     The Assault Plus woman seems to have 4 (that's how many I've found so 
far) different reactions when you talk to her, which seem to be determined 
   - motions towards pedestal, then turns and fades into the darkness
   - quick glance/look towards pedestal, then fades...
   - glows and becomes SD, winks and poses, then fades...
   - glows and becomes SD, bows, turns towards pedestal, then fades...

Hidden Return of Ishtar:
     Anywhere in the Ishtar entry room (the room before the game room) 
hallway, enter the following command: right,left,up,down,X (O in J 
version).  If done correctly (it has to be done fairly quickly), the 
hallway will turn blue (all the flames turn from red to blue), and all of 
the exhibits except the "How to Play" screen will disappear (examine the 
"How to Play" screen for differences between hidden and normal versions of 
the game).  Now if you proceed to the game room, you will find it to be 
completely different (underground scene, blue flames, dragon, and the two 
main characters), and the game will be the Hidden Return of Ishtar game 

Pac-Land Jump Shoes:
     In the Pac-Land game room (beach scene), it's possible to get a pair 
of Jump Shoes...  First, find the Pacman monster hiding in the game room 
(if you turn around and face the door, it should be on the right, hiding 
behind the hills).  Position so that the Pacman icon points it out, then 
examine it (X button U/C, O button J).  The monster will run off and hide 
again.  Find it and examine it again (it'll be hiding on the left side of 
the hills now), and it'll run off and hide again.  Do this one more time 
(it'll be hiding on top of the hills), and the monster will come down to 
where the other characters are, by the beach blanket.  Examine it once 
more, and it will start chasing the fairy back and forth along the beach, 
and the Pacman character will start wishing anxiously for a power pellet.
     Now go over to the right (facing the exit door) side of the room to a 
trio of palm trees at the right edge.  Look up (Triangle button), and 
you'll see that one of the palm trees is holding a Pacman power pellet 
disguised as a coconut.  Position youself so the Pacman icon points it out, 
then shake the tree (X button U/C, O button J), and it'll fall and you'll 
catch it.  Now bring it over to the Pacman character and give it to him (X 
button U/C, O button J), and he'll eat it and chase away the monster.  
After this has been done, and the fairy is once more safe, go up to her and 
talk to her (X button U/C, O button J), and in thanks, she'll give you a 
pair of Jump Shoes.  Now you can jump around by using the X button (O 
button J?)...!  I think the Jump Shoes only work in the Pac-Land game room 
beach area...
     By timing your jumps (hit the jump button just as you're landing), you 
can actually string together 4 jumps, each one higher than the last.  If 
you succeed in this (it takes a bit of timing), you'll receive 7650 points 
(similar to the Pacman character when, after chasing away the monster, he 
leaps back to the beach blanket).  (btw, for those of you who aren't 
familiar with Japanese numeric word representations, "765" can be 
interpreted as "Namco")  I haven't found any real use for this (it may just 
be an "extra" with no real purpose).  I've considered the possibility of 
some connection with the shop in the Ordyne game room (the cash register 
also displays "7650"), but I haven't found anything there yet...
     Anyway, if anybody finds anything further in regards to the Jump Shoes 
(or anything else Namco Museum-related), you can send me some e-mail at the 
address below...

Other items of interest:
     Marshall Stowe (who maintains a fairly extensive Pac-Man page on the 
Web) suggested that I mention some of the non-secret items of interest in 
Namco Museum 4, so here follow some of those.  These are not precisely 
secrets, but are perhaps of interest for those who have not already noted 
them for themselves.
     Icon actions - if you wait around for a while and do nothing, the 
Pacman icon will periodically perform some non-standard action, and if you 
wait around for long enough, the Pacman icon will even eventually get bored 
and fall asleep...
     Pac-Man Pirouette - by sidestepping (L1 or R1) at the same time as you 
turn (L or R (or one of the diagonals) on the d-pad), you can get your 
Pac-Man icon to pirouette.  Kinda cute, if nothing else.
     Return of Ishtar scenery change - In most of the game rooms, if you 
wait around for a while, things will change.  The Return of Ishtar game 
room has probably the most drastic changes.  If you wait around for a 
while, day will turn to night, which will turn to dawn.  And then, a bit 
after dawn, a dragon will appear on the right side (the statue is pointing 
to the spot), fly overhead, and the screen will go to white, and the entire 
room will change: water, unbroken pillars, the tower now leaning...

Special thanks to the Jugemu Books guide to Namco Museum 4, a fairly 
comprehensive guide to the museum and the games, with strategies, maps,
and all sorts of other stuff...

The latest version of this file can be found at:
  765 Museum Lane

Additions, corrections, clarifications, queries, and comments can be
directed to me (Richard Uyeyama) at: [email protected]

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