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__ __ _ _ _ ____ _ | \/ | ___| |_ _ __ ___ (_) __| | | _ \ _ __(_)_ __ ___ ___ | |\/| |/ _ \ __| '__/ _ \| |/ _` | | |_) | '__| | '_ ` _ \ / _ \ | | | | __/ |_| | | (_) | | (_| | | __/| | | | | | | | | __/ |_| |_|\___|\__|_| \___/|_|\__,_| |_| |_| |_|_| |_| |_|\___| _ _ _ | | | |_ _ _ __ | |_ ___ _ __ ___ | |_| | | | | '_ \| __/ _ \ '__/ __ | _ | |_| | | | | || __/ | \__ \ |_| |_|\__,_|_| |_|\__\___|_| |___/ _____ _ _ _ _ _ | ___(_)_ __ ___| |_ | | | |_ _ _ __ | |_ | |_ | | '__/ __| __| | |_| | | | | '_ \| __| | _| | | | \__ \ |_ | _ | |_| | | | | |_ |_| |_|_| |___/\__| |_| |_|\__,_|_| |_|\__| 1. Copyright - 2. Introduction - 3. Training Missions 100% 4. Multiplayer 100% 5. Controls 100% 6. Weapons 100% If you feel that some of the contents of this FAQ are incorrect, or would like to contribute some unmentioned information, feel free to at firstname.lastname@example.org ============ (1)Copyright ============ This document is 2004 Ryan Hennerbichler. The illegal use of this FAQ will be immediately dealt with the swiftest measures. This is to be used ONLY for personal use, and cannot be altered, or used in any way to make a profit. Well, you can use this to make a profit, but ONLY if you give me all the money. Otherwise, it's illegal. And no, I'm not planning on letting anyone use this for anything other than private use, so don't bother asking. =============== (2)Introduction =============== This FAQ is for the demo version of Metroid Prime Hunters that came with the first ship of Nintendo DS systems in North America on November 21st, 2004. It is intended to help new players to the game only, and is not recommended for use to become an advanced player. On a more personal note, one may wonder why Nintendo decided to release a demo for Metroid Prime Hunters and not some killer app title such as Pokemon Pearl and Diamond. Since Metroid Prime's release on the Nintendo GameCube, the series as a whole has not sold more than 1.5 million. By giving this demo away with the first shipping of DS's, the general public is more open to the Metroid Prime games and are more likely to buy any three of the current games that is part of the Metroid Prime series. This demo is not a walkthrough. It is an FAQ, and nothing more than that. ==================== (3)Training Missions ==================== There are three modes in the Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt. These three modes are Regulator, Survivor, and Morph Ball. ~~~~~~~~~ Regulator ~~~~~~~~~ In Regulator, you have 10 minutes to traverse throughout a large laboratory and destroy some holograms. However, stopping you are some of the X viruses and some spiky floor enemies not unlike those that you've faced in past adventures. At the end, you'll have to face an eerie Samus-clone that looks darker, has a lot of strength to pack, and can use the Morph Ball. If you can successfully defeat her/it, you will have finished your mission. Tips ---- -When fighting the Xenomorphs, use your Missiles while they're in a cluster. Doing this can get rid of a few of them with one shot. -Before you can go through the next door, you must destroy ALL enemies in the area. -After you've used your Beam Cannon 99 times, the number of shots will go to 01 and stay there, but it will take a small amount of time to reload your missiles. Scoring System: For each enemy you kill without missing a shot, your score adds 1 x 1 more, making it 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, etc. After missing a shot, the score is added onto your final score, but the tally moves down to 0 x 0. ~~~~~~~~ Survivor ~~~~~~~~ Survivor eliminates any type of time limits, unlike Regulator and Morph Ball modes, and instead makes you fight to prolong the game. This is where you'll likely be spending the most time, honing your skills for when the full Hunters game comes out. Basically, you'll have to fight Xenomorphs until you fall prey to one of them and your game is over. Tips ---- -This time around, you don't have any missiles and your Beam Cannon still has to reload, so you'll have to definitely reload. However, this means that you can use your Morph Ball without any time constraints, so use it if you need to. -Even though you might have destroyed the Xenomorphs in a specific location, they CAN regenerate, so don't be surprised if they reappear and then suck the energy out of you. This means that you'll have to keep watch from all sides to make sure that you don't get attacked by a rabid Xenomorph. -The spiky enemies make a return here in the dark hallway, so watch out for them. -You CAN fall over pits into oblivion. There is nothing that's stopping you from doing so, so if you're near a walkway into space, make sure you don't fall off. Scoring System: For each enemy you kill without missing a shot, your score adds 1 x 1 more, making it 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, etc. After missing a shot, the score is added onto your final score, but the tally moves down to 0 x 0. ~~~~~~~~~~ Morph Ball ~~~~~~~~~~ This mission is simple - you have to roll around in the Morph Ball form collecting blue balls. The balls will appear in a straightfoward fashion, so you follow a set path every time. You will start off with your score as 0. After the first ball you get, it'll be 1 x 10. Then it'll be 2 x 20, and 3 x 30, and so on for each ball you get. After you miss a ball and collect the next in line, the score that you have so far will be added onto your end score, but the ball score will drop down to 0 again. Tips ---- -Collect each ball in the path as they are set. This way you can get as high a score as possible. -Watch out for the spiky enemies that lurk around, as they can be a pain if you get hit by them. -When in the rooms with a large hole in the center, be extra careful, as some of these rooms can be slippery, causing you to fall downstairs. -When you're facing straight paths with lots of nodule balls, use the boost to get ahead quickly enough and grab yourself a few seconds of time. Scoring System: For each ball you collect, it adds 1 X 100 onto your score. After you miss a ball, the score you got so far is added onto the final score and the tallying score is put back down to 0. _UNLOCKABLE_ After you get a high score in all 3 modes, you'll see a scene where Samus confronts three humanoids in the shadows. The movie will then end, and tells you to go to http://www.metroidhunters.com/mp_hunters.htm . The movie can be viewed again on the title screen by a flashing dot in the southwest corner of the touch screen. ============== (4)Multiplayer ============== There are three multiplayer zones: Ancient Vestige, Assault Cradle, and Trooper Module. Ancient Vestige ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The smallest of the three areas, Ancient Vestige is divided into a main open area, a small race track on the outside for Morph Ball Mode, and some upper ledges. On both ends of the open field, there are beams that will cause Samus to super jump up to the ledges. Some powerups are on the ledges. On the bottom, in the open area, there's a strip of land that's elevated a bit. Every once in a while, a pink recovery item (Past Metroid players will recognize this instantly) will appear, and you can grab it to fill a full tank. With 9 tanks in your armament, if you have a friend who likes to chicken out and be staying up on the ledges or roll around in the outside, then if you can nail him just once, then you're a winner. Assault Cradle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Assault Cradle is a circular room. The main area is open with four shields and four walls placed in a square pattern, and the outside is a loop for Morph Balls to race in. Off the bat, you can easily power up your five tanks. Between each wall and shield, there is one of the pink recovery items, and if you do a circle to grab all the recovery items, by the time you've gotten to the fourth wall, the recovery item at the first wall will have reappeared. The track, as said before, is for Morph Balls. For nearly the entire outside track, you can be either underneath or on a steel rack. When you and a rival Samus are in the track both under or on, you can attack each other with your Morph Bombs. Trooper Module ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The largest of the three areas, the Trooper Module introduces a new thing that the first two do not have: falling hazards. That's right, if you're rushing around, particularly in Morph Ball mode, you CAN fall. Thankfully, the falling hazards are contained to the outside areas. Best described as a ring with four equally placed exits to an outside wall, the Trooper Module has a bunch of junk that blocks your view, and the darkness that the Trooper Module imposes doesn't help. You'll have to focus hard to see the other player around, and if they're in Morph Ball mode, it really mucks up your vision. The best strategy is to try and take out your opponent once, then run to one of the outside areas and hide behind the wall facing off the ledge in Morph Ball mode. That way, if your opponent finds you, you can quickly slip away and hide elsewhere, and they might just by accident fall off. =========== (5)Controls =========== Universal Controls ------------------ When using Stylus Mode, Dual Mode, or Dual Mirror Mode, the lower screen will have four holes, one to the lower left corner, and three to the right. The lone hole, when touching it, will put you into Morph Ball mode/out of Morph Ball mode. The bottom right hole will make Samus's weapon the Power Beam, and the one above that will make her weapon the Missiles. The Electro Lob will take it's place in the top hole. --------- | | | 0| | 0| |0 0 | --------- Control Type S - Stylus Mode ---------------------------- Up - Makes Samus move forward. Down - Makes Samus move backwards. Left - Makes Samus move left. Right - Makes Samus move right. Double-Right/Left - Boost L - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb R - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb A - Makes Samus move right. B - Makes Samus move down. Y - Makes Samus move left. X - Makes Samus move up. Start - Pauses the screen. Double-tap - Jump Move stylus around - Moves the aiming cursor Control Type DR - Dual Mode --------------------------- Up - Makes Samus move forward. Down - Makes Samus move backwards. Left - Makes Samus move left. Right - Makes Samus move right. Double-Right/Left - Boost L - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb R - Jump A - Move the weapon target cursor right. B - Move the weapon target cursor down. Y - Move the weapon target cursor left. X - Move the weapon target cursor up. Start - Pauses the screen. Control Type DL - Dual Mirror Mode ---------------------------------- X - Makes Samus move forward. B - Makes Samus move backwards. Y - Makes Samus move left. A - Makes Samus move right. Double Y/A - Boost R - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb L - Jump Right - Move the weapon target cursor right. Down - Move the weapon target cursor down. Left - Move the weapon target cursor left. Up - Move the weapon target cursor up. Start - Pauses the screen. Control Type TR - Touch Shoot Mode ---------------------------------- X - Nothing. B - Changes Samus between Morph Mode and Normal Mode. Y - Goes into Power Beam Mode. A - Goes into Missile Mode. R - Nothing. L - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb Up - Makes Samus move forward. Down - Makes Samus move backwards. Left - Makes Samus move left. Right - Makes Samus move right. Double-Right/Left - Boost Start - Pauses the screen. Tap screen - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb Control Type TL: Touch Shoot Mirror Mode ---------------------------------------- X - Makes Samus move forward. B - Makes Samus move backwards. Y - Makes Samus move left. A - Makes Samus move right Double Y/A - Boost R - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb L - Nothing. Right - Goes into Missile Mode. Down - Nothing. Left - Goes into Power Beam Mode. Up - Changes Samus between Morph Mode and Normal Mode. Start - Pauses the screen. Tap screen - Shoot with weapon/Use Morph Bomb ========== (6)Weapons ========== Bombs ===== While in the Morph Ball state, your only weapon are the Morph Bombs. Morph Bombs do two things; one is if an enemy runs into them, it will explode and harm them. The other thing is that if Samus is very close to the Bomb at the time of explosion, instead of damaging her, it will launch her up a few feet into the sky. Although the Morph Bombs are unlimited, they _WILL_ take a minute amount of time to reload. Electro Lob(Playable only in Assault Cradle) ============================================ The Electro Lob shoots out a green ball that causes some damage, and anybody caught in it (even yourself) will get their screen distorted. Missiles ======== Missiles cannot reload like the Power Beam or Bombs, but they are more powerful than either of the former weapons. When shot, they can destroy an enemy in one hit, and they can take out two or more enemies if shot accurately. Power Beam ========== Samus's main weapon, it starts off with 99 shots. Once it gets down to 01 shots, you won't run out, but it will take a minute amount of time to reload your Power Beam. Credits ~~~~~~~ RockMFR 5 for some last minute info. My friend Ken Marcellus for playing some multiplayer for multiplayer data. Kevin Sebo, Ken Marcellus, and Cody Reimer for additional multiplayer games. Ryan .-. .-. (_ \ / _) __ | _.._ _ o (_ |_ ._ _ | (_|| | || __)| ||_||\/(_)|_| / Hennerbichler ©2004 Ryan Hennerbichler This guide cannot be reproduced in any format, and can only be used for private use.