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--------- ARMADA --------- Version 1.1 Written by Thorn Martin ([email protected]) --------- TABLE OF CONTENTS --------- 1.Update History 2.Introduction 3.Basics 4.FAQ 5.Planets and Starbases 6.Tips 7.Secrets 8.Acknowledgements 9.And A Note --------- 1.UPDATE HISTORY --------- Version 1.2---12/31/99---Added the FAQ, and other small changes. Version 1.1---12/19/99---Fixed some typos, added a tip, and changed the acknowledgements a little. Version 1.0---12/17/99---Created this FAQ type thing. --------- 2.INTRODUCTION --------- Armada is a great shooter/rpg from Metro3D. This walkthrough is mostly made from information collected from throughout the internet. If you have any more questions that this FAQ type thing doesn't answer, feel free to contact me ([email protected]). --------- 3.BASICS --------- -The controls are as follows: Analog Thumb Pad: Change ship direction Directional Button: Press UP or down to ascend or descend from planets you orbit A Button: Fire Main Weapon B Button: Special Power Pod Attack X Button: Scanner Y Button: Activate Shield Left Trigger: Warp Engine Right Trigger: Thrust Start Button: Pause or Exit from menu -Only the top 4 items in your inventory are equipped. -You are awarded a new ship every fourth level up to level 44. Even after the last bulk upgrade your stats (I wish I could see them) still go up when you gain a level. -The last mission is #31. Even after you beat it though you can still play forever, but their is no ending. -There is no way to contact the Armada, you can only frag them. -The "special" weapons, such as the Phoenix Missile, are fired randomly by your ship. -The large green dots on your radar are a chance to do a escort mission. Use your Scanner to talk to the large ship. By doing this you can earn up to 1000 credits. -Small green dots on your radar are ships that will become your wingman when you scan them. -The red dots are the Armada. The large ones are more harder to kill, but give more experience. White dots are your mission goals. --------- 4.FAQ --------- Q-Do all races stop giving bulk upgrades at level 44? A-Yes Q-Are there any more "super" Ultratechs? A-Other then the ones mentioned, no Q-What is the limit of space? A-The "fog" ends at +/-1,000,000 in all directions, and the stars end 130 past that Q-Is the mission set the same for all races? Does anything differant happen? A-Yes and no Q-The twin missile packs don't seem to work, what's wrong? A-Like all "special" weapons, they fire randomly when you hold down the main weapon button, but many, like the twin missile pack, are hard to see Q-Are there any more missions after #31? Do the escort missions count on the campaign screen? A-No and no Q-I can only use the sheild 3 times... HELP! A-That is because it uses up your power pods, I suggest using the power pods instead --------- 5.PLANETS AND STARBASES --------- -Allied Starbase: x:-78 y:99 -Terran Starbase: x:-3408 y:2400 -Nomad Starbase: x:2421 y:14343 -Eldred Starbase: x:13652 y:-5886 -Scarab Starbase: x:-128 y:-9822 -Drakken Starbase: x:12421 y:7476 -Vorgan Starbase: x:-12989 y:-5788 -Other Starbase: x:-17650 y:-16500 -Other Starbase: x:12340 y:14280 -Drakken Gas Mine Starbase: x:22460 y:6180 -Secret Base: x:-27250 y:30780 -Desert Planet: x:-22998 y:-5327 -Jungle Planet: x:-9330 y:6260 -Ice Planet: x:-14721 y:-20311 -Dead Planet: x:8710 y:-18060 -Gas Planet: x:27421 y:3284 -Volcanic Planet: x:22421 y:24511 -Infested Planet: x:-31250 y:34280 --------- 6.TIPS --------- -The best places to get money and experience are the differant planets. These ships are harder to kill (because of their higher levels), but the money and experience are worth it. -Hold down the Scanner when leaving a planet. This way you pick up anything you forgot to in the heat of battle. -The Eldred are possibly the best for single player because of their experience boost, critical hit, and their ability to warp without using energy. -The Vorgon are possibly the best for multi-player because their homing shots can steal the most kills and also help pick off the enemies that dodge. -How to beat nearly any boss: If it is a boss located out in space, then be sure to have a wingman (small green dots). Fly in, use all your power pods, and then blast away at it. Try to get behind it because most can't fire out their rear. If you have the Pod Syphon it is a lot easier. --------- 7.SECRETS --------- -Sorry, no cheats. -After level 16 you can buy a "super" Ultratech, called Shiva, at the Allied Starbase for 50,000 credits. This item gives you infinite energy and more shots fired. -After level 32 you can but another "super" Ultratech, called Disrupter, at the Secret Base for 95,000 credits. This item kills smaller Armada ships in one hit, larger ships in 4 hits, and bosses in 10 hits. -After level 44 (the last ship upgrade) you get unlimited power pods. --------- 8.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --------- If you wish to use this FAQ, then be sure not to edit any part of it, I took time to make this, and would like to be given credit for my work. Where did this information come from you ask? Well here's the list: Basics: from the instruction manuel, my own head, and the Metro3D Game Discussion Forum (http://126.96.36.199/forum/discussion.cgi). FAQ: from questions that people asked me Planets and Starbases: from the Metro3D Game Discussion Forum (http://188.8.131.52/forum/discussion.cgi) Tips: from my own head and the Metro3D Game Discussion Forum (http://184.108.40.206/forum/discussion.cgi) Secrets: from the Metro3D Game Discussion Forum (http://220.127.116.11/forum/discussion.cgi) --------- 9.AND A NOTE --------- The things "from my own head" might be from my own experiences playing Armada or past websites I have visited but don't remember the name or address. If any of these things written are similar to what you wrote in the past then your website just might be one of those I saw but forgot. If this is true, contact me ([email protected]) and I will give credit where credit is due.