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"FAQ" Guide for Mech Platoon

Mech Platoon FAQ
11/06/2002
VERSION 1.0
This FAQ was written by bluehellstar (bluehellstar@hotmail.com)
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*Introduction*
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Hello. My name is Albert Ortiz Baltazar. This is the first FAQ I have 
ever written, so forgive me if I make a bad job about it. I hope I can 
update the FAQ frequently, so I can share with you the information I 
get. If you've got any questions or something you may want to add to the 
FAQ, just send me an E-mail to bluehellstar@hotmail.com and I will be 
more than glad to answer you. Well, lets get to the FAQ.
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*Contents*
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1-Version Review
2-Introduction to the game
3-Game Controls and Main Menu
4-Races
3a-Leon
3b-Trampler
3c-Minos
4-Tutorial
5-Missions
5a-Leon
5b-Trampler
5c-Minos 
6-Mechs
7-Legal Stuff 

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*Version Review*
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Version 1.0
11/06/2002
Today, I began writing the FAQ for Mech Platoon. I hope I can get a lot 
more done in the next versions, because for now, I have only finished 
the Tutorial missions, but I will begin to work on the different 
campaigns.

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*Introduction to Mech Platoon*
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The wise men say "there is no end to the truth". In this war-torn place 
there are two things without end, the universe and greed.

Glittering stars give the impression of eternal serenity, but the 
reality is that they hide a lie. Among them blazes an endless war over 
limited resources, skirmishes that grow as universe expands.

Well, after an impressive cinema, the game finally starts. This is the 
first Real Time Strategy game on the Gameboy Advance. It is a great 
game, with a lot of missions, and many mechs to discover. Also, you can 
join a friend to see who is the best in this universe. OK, lets get 
started.

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*Game Controls and Main Menu*
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--Game Controls--

Control Pad: Move in the menus, and move the cursor inside the game.

A: Choose options, and select units and options inside the main game.

B: Cancel options, and cancel the selection of units and options 
inside                          
the main game. Also, if you press B, and then L or R, you can jump 
through your units.

R: Not used unless you press R & B so you can use the jump-through-your 
-units function.

L: Not used unless you press L & B so you can use the jump-through-your
-units function.

Start: Just used to choose menu options.

Select: Brings out the map in the main game.

--Main Menu--

Start
In this option you can begin the main game, or the tutorial if it is 
your first time playing.

Continue
If you have a saved game, you can continue it here.

VS
If you have a friend that has another Mech Platoon game, you can 
challenge him to a battle to see who is the best in this universe.

Tutorial
This option appears once you finish tutorial for the first time, choose 
this option if you want to replay the tutorial.

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*Races*
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Now I shall describe each an everyone of the races that are selectable 
in the game.

1-LEON
A nation of proud and skilled assasins, the Leon army is an unseen force 
in the universe. No one is inmune to their long range attacks.

My opinion: Good race, with the longest range of attack in almost all of 
its units, but sometimes weak against the Minos, who are good with 
upclose attacks, devastating the Leon group because of their lack of 
close-range attacks. But this problem can be eliminated further in the 
game, when you can get other units.

Basic Unit Name: AZAZEL


2-TRAMPLER
Comprised of highly mobile mercenaries, the Trampler army moves like a 
tempest, striking fast, striking hard, and leaving only ruin.

My opinion: I think this is the best army to start out with, because 
they have a good attack, and a speed that no other army has. I suppose 
this is army has no real weakness, and can overcome many problems that 
the other groups cannot find an answer until later in the game.

Basic Unit Name: CAIM 1


3-MINOS
The allied army of Minos specializes in close range combat and features 
heavy armor units. It is the toughest force in the universe.

My opinion: Slow and Strong, that's the best description of this group. 
Their attacks are stronger than any other groups, and a few units can 
take an army of enemies. Sometimes strong against the Trampler and Leon 
armies, but because of the slowness of the units, they can be out-runned 
by the Tramplers, and another weakness would be that since Minos 
specialize in close range attacks, the Leon can easily destroy them with 
their long-range attacks.

Basic Unit Name: ORIAS 1

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*The Tutorial*
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Here is the Tutorial walkthrough. There are several small missions here 
so you can understand better the game. It's really easy, but for the 
people who got stuck (which a doubt there was someone) here is the 
walkthrough.


TENZAN
Blessed with a mild climate Tenzan is a paradise in this war-torn 
universe. Unlike a typical resort, this is a military training facility. 
The roar from a drill instructor and screams from recruits reverberate 
in the canyons and dissipate into azure skies.



TUTORIAL MISSION NO.1
--MISSION BRIEFING--

Welcome to planet Tenzan. This planet is a training facility for new 
recruits. In order to succesfully complete your basic training, you'll 
need to pay attention.

Here's your first mission: Soldiers without a base have no place to 
regroup after battle. Soldiers will give maximum effort if they have a 
Base to protect. You will organize your men and build a Base. After all, 
victory and survival do not depend on strategic might alone.

Winning Conditions: Construct a base.

Losing Conditions: None.


Battle Strategy:
Here is the overview. You start out with 3 labor units, right? Well, you 
must first choose the one that is being pointed by the computer. Then, 
you select the move option and you move the unit to one of the shiny 
circles (the one that is being pointed). After that you have to select a 
group of units and move them to the other circle, which is very simple. 
After that, you get to build a base. Just press A on a unit a select the 
BUILD option and after that select the BASE, and build it wherever you 
want.

<---MISSION COMPLETE--->


TUTORIAL MISSION NO.2
--MISSION BRIEFING--

Stockpiling natural resources is essential for projecting power in any 
combat theater. Order the workers stationed in Delusion Valley to 
collect natural resources. After work is initiated, build a Warehouse to 
store the gathered resources.

Winnning Conditions: Create labor units and build a Warehouse.

Losing Conditions: None.


Battle Strategy:
You start out with 3 labor units and a base. You must now collect the 
necesary resources and build some labor units and a warehouse. Begin by 
selecting your labor units and putting them to work on the MATERIAL 
ROCK. After they get enough MATERIAL ROCK, begin building more labor 
units and send them to work the ENERGY SAND. After you get enough ENERGY 
SAND, select 1 or 2 labor units and put them to build a WAREHOUSE. After 
the Warehouse is finished, the mission is over.

<---MISSION COMPLETE--->


TUTORIAL MISSION NO.3
--MISSION BRIEFING--

Before you can build a structure you'll need to acquire skills. 
Developing your unit's engineering skills is critical for the success of 
any mission. A trained soldier is worth more than a squad of untrained 
soldiers.

Winning Conditions: Recycle and collect a 100 Laser Crystal.

Losing Conditions: None.


Battle Strategy:
In this mission you'll have to recycle 100 LASER CRYSTAL. You'll first 
have to upgrade your building skills so begin by sending your units to 
work the MATERIAL ROCK. After you've got enough MATERIAL ROCK, select 
the Base, and choose the Raise Build Skill Level option. After that, 
wait a while until the upgrade is done. Meanwhile collect ENERGY SAND. 
After you've got enough ENERGY SAND, select a few Labor Units and Build 
the RECYCLE FACILITY. After you finish building it, Recycle 100 ENERGY 
SAND for 100 LASER CRYSTALS. After that, th mission is over.

<---MISSION COMPLETE--->

TUTORIAL MISSION NO.4
--MISSION BRIEFING--

You need to be resourceful in order to survive. Recover the abandoned 
battlefield ordinance and salvage anything of value. Then build a 
labortory to improve our army intelligence.

Winning Conditions: Salvage 3 wrecks and build a lab.

Losing Conditions: No more than 3 wrecks can be salvaged.


Battle Strategy:
When the mission begins, some vehicles explode. After they explode, they 
leave their wastes. You MUST grab these, because sometimes they contain 
Mech Parts that can help you create many different mechs. Well, getting 
back to the mission, send 3 Labor Units to the places where the mechs 
exploded and grab the wreckage. After that, send your labor units to get 
some ENERGY SAND, so you can build a laboratory. After you get 120 
ENERGY SAND, grab one of your Labor Units and build a Laboratory. After 
it gets finIshed, the mission is over.

<---MISSION COMPLETE--->

 TUTORIAL MISSION NO.5
--MISSION BRIEFING--

Nature is the most feared enemy. Terrible monsters are in control of the 
planet. You must neutralize all of the monsters nesting in the 
highlands. We will be the ruler here.

Winning Conditions: Eliminate all mosnters!

Losing Conditions: No allied units survive.


Battle Strategy: 
Finally, you get to battle some monsters. It's really easy though. 
First, begin by collecting some ENERGY SAND so you can build a Factory. 
After you get enough ENERGY SAND, select a Labor Unit and send him to 
build a Factory wherever you want. After it is built, collect some 
MATERIAL ROCK and build some more Labor Units, and send them to work the 
ENERGY SAND and the LASER CRYSTAL. After you're full on resources, 
select the Factory and build some units (I suggest the ZAREN unit) and 
send them to your closest enemy. After that, send them to your other 
enemies. Remember to use your radar to check on your enemies positions. 
And after you destroy all the WEAVER enemies, the mission will be over.

<---MISSION COMPLETE--->

TUTORIAL MISSION NO.6
--MISSION BRIEFING--

Defense is as important as offense. Winning the battle is nearly 
impossible when there is a balance between them. Strengthening your 
defense is essential for survival.

Winning Conditions: Build a Laser Base.

Losing Conditions: Allied base destroyed.


Battle Strategy:
First, send your ZAREN units to destroy the enemy that's attacking the 
base. After that, send your units to destroy the other enemy that is 
closer to the base. Then, select a Labor Unit and repair your base.
After it's repaired, select the base and choose the RAISE TECHNOLOGY 
LEVEL option. By doing this, you will be able to build the Laser Base. 
While the upgrade is being finished, send your Labor Units to work on 
the LASER CRYSTAL. After the upgrade is finished and you get enough 
LASER CRYSTAL, select a Labor Unit and command it to build a Laser Base. 
After the Laser Base is built, the mission is over.

<---MISSION COMPLETE--->

TUTORIAL MISSION NO.7
--MISSION BRIEFING--

This is your final task. Remember everything you've learned so far. 
Watch the enemy carefully, then plan your strategy. Win this battle and 
your training will be complete!

Winning Conditions: Destroy all enemy units!

Losing Conidtions: Allied base destroyed.


Battle Strategy:
First, select the base and choose the RAISE MILITARY SKILL option. Wait 
for the upgrade to be completed. While you wait, send your units to 
attack the nearby enemy group (Or you can wait for the upgrade so you 
can defeat the enemies more easily). Careful because they've got the 
same range as your mechs. Once the upgrade is complete, select the 
Laboratory, and choose the Upgrade Unit option. Select Upgrade unit 
ABYSS 1 ~ ABYSS 2, and the upgrade will begin. Wait until it's finished. 
Once it's finished, send your units to destroy the enemies (which will 
be an easy task due that your units are a lot stronger). After you 
destroy the remaining enemy units, the Tutorial Missions will be finally 
over.

<---MISSION COMPLETE---> 

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*Before Going In To The Main Game...*
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Once you finish the Tutorial Missions for the first time, you won't need 
to play the Tutorial anymore once you begin a New Game. Now you will be 
able to skip the Tutorial. If you want to practice some more, the new 
Tutorial option will now be opened also.

OK, since you finished the Tutorial, you will get to choose Leon, Minos 
or the Trampler nations to fight aside with them. Each nation has 
different missions and different styles of fighting so choose wisely.

*I will get to the other missions later, sorry for he inconvenience!*

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*Legal Stuff*
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This FAQ is copyright 2002 by Bluehellstar. Any unauthorized duplication 
or hosting of this FAQ (other than Game Faq's) is an ilegal action and 
will be punished by the law.

Bluehellstar
Bluehellstar@hotmail.com

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