Strategy Guide - Guide for Namco Museum Classics Vol. 1

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-= Contents, Table of =-

What is it? ................................. 1
The Games ................................... 2
Features/Nifty Things ....................... 3
Dip Switches, The Quick Reference ........... 4
Dip Switches, The Complete Reference ........ 5
Lockout Info, you to can defeat it! ......... 6
FAQ Credits ................................. 7

(No those are not page numbers, just bullet items...)


                                ---------------
                                | What is it? |
                                ---------------

     Namco Classics Museum Volume 1 is a collection of games dating back to
      the early 80's. These games appear to have been translated 100% from
       their arcade counterparts. From it's 8-bit sound to it's 16 color
     palette.. Basically what it seems they have done is written an OS to
    emulate their old arcade board, therefore giving us PERFECT translations
      of these classic arcade titles. I say this because even the boot-up
    rom, screen centering, garbled loading stuff comes up when you load the
     games, just like in the arcade. But I feel what makes this CD and the
     others to come like it so, shall I say "cool", is that it's the games
     I grew up on, in perfect play.. But above all that, they are still FUN
                                   to play!

                                 -------------
                                 | The Games |
                                 -------------

              Pac-Man: 1980
        Pole Position: 1982, w/ NegCon and/or Mad Katz Wheel Support!
Rally-X & New Rally-X: 1980
               Galaga: 1981
            Bosconian: 1981
              Toy Pop: 1986

                          ---------------------------
                          | Features / Nifty Things |
                          ---------------------------

There is a very we'll done Museum portion where you can "interactively"
walk around a museum with Pac-Man as your guide. You can explore the history
of the games, and even go to the lounge and read magazines or listen to the
sound tracks of the games from a jukebox. The way the museum was done is
quit nice (and slow!), granted most of the stuff in it is in japanese, it
still is neat to explore.

All games have been ported 100%

All games have the original dip switches to adjust the game to
make it harder, or easier, more guys, lower the 1up point level, etc..

All the games have original sound, music, and graphics

All the games play and feel like their original counterparts

All games allow you to change the controller config if it is even necessary

Now that you have this FAQ you won't have to worry about most of the japanese
portions of the game.

                         ------------------------------
                         | QUICK DIP-SWITCH REFERENCE |
                         ------------------------------

"---" = Dipswitch not used

   ---------
-=[ PAC-MAN ]=-
   ---------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: PAUSE
SW2 - 3: NUMBER OF PAC-MANS AT START
SW2 - 4: NUMBER OF PAC-MANS AT START
SW2 - 5: BONUS PAC-MANS
SW2 - 6: BONUS PAC-MANS
SW2 - 7: VIDEO MODE (ARCADE SIDEWAYS/NORMAL)
SW2 - 8: ---

   ---------------
-=[ POLE POSITION ]=-
   ---------------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: PAUSE
SW2 - 3: ---
SW2 - 4: ---
SW2 - 5: ---
SW2 - 6: PRELIMINARY TIME LIMIT
SW2 - 7: PRELIMINARY TIME LIMIT
SW2 - 8: GOAL

SW3 - 1: ADDITIONAL TIME
SW3 - 2: ADDITIONAL TIME
SW3 - 3: ADDITIONAL TIME
SW3 - 4: PRELIMINARY PASSING STANDARD
SW3 - 5: PRELIMINARY PASSING STANDARD
SW3 - 6: PRELIMINARY PASSING STANDARD
SW3 - 7: ---
SW3 - 8: DEMO SOUND

   ---------
-=[ RALLY-X ]=-
   ---------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: PAUSE
SW2 - 3: ---
SW2 - 4: ---
SW2 - 5: NUMBER OF MY CARS AT START
SW2 - 6: BONUS MY CARS
SW2 - 7: BONUS MY CARS
SW2 - 8: ---

   -------------
-=[ NEW RALLY-X ]=-
   -------------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: PAUSE
SW2 - 3: ---
SW2 - 4: ---
SW2 - 5: NUMBER OF MY CARS AT START
SW2 - 6: BONUS MY CARS
SW2 - 7: BONUS MY CARS
SW2 - 8: ---

   --------
-=[ GALAGA ]=-
   --------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: VIDEO MODE (ARCADE SIDEWAYS/NORMAL)
SW2 - 3: VIDEO MODE (PANORAMA/NORMAL)
SW2 - 4: BONUS FIGHTERS
SW2 - 5: BONUS FIGHTERS
SW2 - 6: BONUS FIGHTERS
SW2 - 7: NUMBER OF FIGHTERS AT START
SW2 - 8: NUMBER OF FIGHTERS AT START

SW3 - 1: ---
SW3 - 2: ---
SW3 - 3: ---
SW3 - 4: DEMO SOUND
SW3 - 5: PAUSE
SW3 - 6: ---
SW3 - 7: ---
SW3 - 8: ---

   -----------
-=[ BOSCONIAN ]=-
   -----------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: ---
SW2 - 3: ---
SW2 - 4: BONUS SPACE PATROLLERS
SW2 - 5: BONUS SPACE PATROLLERS
SW2 - 6: BONUS SPACE PATROLLERS
SW2 - 7: NUMBER OF SPACE PATROLLERS (SHIPS) AT START
SW2 - 8: NUMBER OF SPACE PATROLLERS (SHIPS) AT START

SW3 - 1: ---
SW3 - 2: ---
SW3 - 3: CONTINUE
SW3 - 4: DEMO SOUND
SW3 - 5: PAUSE
SW3 - 6: ---
SW3 - 7: ---
SW3 - 8: ---

   ---------
-=[ TOY POP ]=-
   ---------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
SW2 - 2: ---
SW2 - 3: ---
SW2 - 4: ---
SW2 - 5: ---
SW2 - 6: ---
SW2 - 7: NUMBER OF PINO/ACHA's (MEN) AT START
SW2 - 8  NUMBER OF PINO/ACHA's (MEN) AT START
SW3 - 1: BONUS PINO/ACHA's
SW3 - 2: ---
SW3 - 3: ---
SW3 - 4: CONTINUE
SW3 - 5: DEMO SOUND
SW3 - 6: ---
SW3 - 7: LEVEL SELECT
SW3 - 8: ---

Check the next section for proper configuration.

                       ---------------------------------
                       | IN-DEPTH DIP-SWITCH REFERENCE |
                       ---------------------------------

                ON = Dip Switch is up
               OFF = Dip Switch is down
DIPSWITCH NOT USED = Just like it says. Either position does NOT affect
                     gameplay. But they do make a "click" sound which may
                     intrigue your cat.

Some Switches work in pairs or sets of three.

   ---------
-=[ PAC-MAN ]=-
   ---------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: PAUSE
           ON - Can't Pause
          OFF - Can Pause

SW2 - 3 & 4: NUMBER OF PAC-MANS AT START
            3 ON, 4 ON - Begin with 1 Pac-Man
           3 OFF, 4 ON - Begin with 2 Pac-Mans
           3 ON, 4 OFF - Begin with 3 Pac-Mans
          3 OFF, 4 OFF - Begin with 5 Pac-Mans

SW2 - 5 & 6: BONUS PAC-MANS (Extra Men, 1ups)
           5 ON, 6 ON - Bonus man at 10,000
          5 OFF, 6 ON - Bonus man at 15,000
          5 ON, 6 OFF - Bonus man at 20,000
         5 OFF, 6 OFF - No bonus man

SW2 - 7:  VIDEO MODE
           ON - Arcade Mode (Screen is sideways)
          OFF - Normal

SW2 - 8:  DIPSWITCH NOT USED

   ---------------
-=[ POLE POSITION ]=-
   ---------------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: PAUSE
           ON - Can't Pause
          OFF - Can Pause

SW2 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 4: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 5: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 6 & 7:  PRELIMINARY TIME LIMIT
              6 OFF, 7 OFF - 90 seconds
               6 OFF, 7 ON - 100 seconds
               6 ON, 7 OFF - 110 seconds
                6 ON, 7 ON - 120 seconds

SW2 - 8:  GOAL
           ON - After 4 Laps
          OFF - After 3 Laps

SW3 - 1, 2, 3  ADDITIONAL TIME (in total seconds)

(Less)        1 OFF, 2 ON, 3 ON - 102 total additional time (3 Laps)
                                  161 total additional time (4 Laps)
(Standard)     1 ON, 2 ON, 3 ON - 105 total additional time (3 Laps)
                                  165 total additional time (4 Laps)
(Standard 2)  1 ON, 2 ON, 3 OFF - 108 total additional time (3 Laps)
                                  169 total additional time (4 Laps)
(More)      1 OFF, 2 OFF, 3 OFF - 111 total additional time (3 Laps)
                                  173 total additional time (4 Laps)

SW3 - 4,5,6:  PRELIMINARY PASSING STANDARD

            4 ON, 5 OFF, 6 ON - Lowest (easiest)
             4 ON, 5 ON, 6 ON - LOW
           4 OFF, 5 ON, 6 OFF - Normal (standard)
            4 OFF, 5 ON, 6 ON - Normal 2 (standard 2)
           4 OFF, 5 OFF, 6 ON - A little High
          4 OFF, 5 OFF, 6 OFF - High
            4 On, 5 ON, 6 OFF - Highest (hardest)

SW3 - 7:  DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 8:  DEMO SOUND
             ON - Sound during demonstration
            OFF - No sound during demonstration

   ---------
-=[ RALLY-X ]=-
   ---------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: PAUSE
           ON - Can't Pause
          OFF - Can Pause

SW2 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 4: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 5: NUMBER OF MY CARS AT START
           ON - Begin with 2 My Cars
          OFF - Begin with 3 My Cars

SW2 - 6 & 7: BONUS MY CARS
            6 ON, 7 ON - No extra My cars
           6 ON, 7 OFF - 15,000 (when beginning with 2 My Cars)
                         20,000 (when beginning with 3 My Cars)
           6 OFF, 7 ON - 20,000 (when beginning with 2 My Cars)
                         40,000 (when beginning with 3 My Cars)
          6 OFF, 7 OFF - 40,000 (when beginning with 2 My Cars)
                         60,000 (when beginning with 3 My Cars)

SW2 - 8:  DIPSWITCH NOT USED

   -------------
-=[ NEW RALLY-X ]=-
   -------------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: PAUSE
           ON - Can't Pause
          OFF - Can Pause

SW2 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 4: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 5: NUMBER OF MY CARS AT START
             ON - Begin with 3 My Cars
            OFF - Begin with 4 My Cars

SW2 - 6 & 7: BONUS MY CARS

       6 ON, 7 ON  - No extra My cars

       6 ON, 7 OFF - 1st extra car at 20,000
                     2nd extra car at 80,000 (when beginning with 3 My Cars)
                           -----------
                     Only extra car at 20,000 (when beginning with 4 My Cars)

       6 OFF, 7 ON - 1st extra car at 20,000
                     2nd extra car at 100,000 (when beginning with 3 My Cars)
                            -----------
                     Only extra car at 40,000 (when beginning with 4 My Cars)

      6 OFF, 7 OFF - 1st extra car at 20,000
                     2nd extra car at 120,000 (when beginning with 3 My Cars)
                             -----------
                     Only extra car at 60,000 (when beginning with 4 My Cars)

SW2 - 8:  DIPSWITCH NOT USED

   --------
-=[ GALAGA ]=-
   --------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: VIDEO MODE
           ON - Arcade Mode (sideways)
          OFF - Normal

SW2 - 3: VIDEO MODE
            ON - Panorama Mode (screen fits in middle)
           OFF - Normal

SW2 - 4, 5, 6:  BONUS GALAGA SHIPS

  4 ON, 5 OFF, 6 ON - 1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 70,000
                      And Every 70,000 after   (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 120,000
                      And Every 120,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)
 4 OFF, 5 OFF, 6 ON - 1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 60,000 (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 150,000 (when starting with 5 ships)
4 OFF, 5 OFF, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 80,000 (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      Only Bonus Ship at 30,000 (when starting with 5 ships)
   4 ON, 5 ON, 6 ON - No Bonus Ships
  4 ON, 5 ON, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 60,000
                      And Every 60,000 after   (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000
                      And Every 100,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)
 4 OFF, 5 ON, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 120,000
                      And Every 120,000 after   (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000
                      And Every 100,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)
  4 OFF, 5 ON, 6 ON - 1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000
                      And Every 100,000 after   (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000 (when starting with 5 ships)
 4 ON, 5 OFF, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 80,000
                      And Every 80,000 after   (when starting with 2-4 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 150,000
                      And Every 150,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)

SW2 - 7 & 8: NUMBER OF FIGHTERS AT START

                7 ON, 8 ON - begin with 2 Fighters
               7 ON, 8 OFF - begin with 3 Fighters
               7 OFF, 8 ON - begin with 4 Fighters
              7 OFF, 8 OFF - begin with 5 Fighters

SW3 - 1: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 2: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 4: DEMO SOUND
           ON - Sound is on during demonstration
          OFF - Sound is off during demonstration

SW3 - 5: PAUSE
            ON - can't pause game
           OFF - can pause game

SW3 - 6: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 7: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 8: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

   -----------
-=[ BOSCONIAN ]=-
   -----------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 4, 5, 6:  BONUS SPACE PATROLLERS (SHIPS)

  4 ON, 5 OFF, 6 ON - 1st Bonus Ship at 15,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 50,000
                      And Every 50,000 after   (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000
                      And Every 100,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)
 4 OFF, 5 OFF, 6 ON - 1st Bonus Ship at 15,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 70,000
                      And Every 70,000 after   (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000 (when starting with 5 ships)
4 OFF, 5 OFF, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 70,000 (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 120,000
                      And Every 120,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)
   4 ON, 5 ON, 6 ON - No Bonus Ships
  4 ON, 5 ON, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 20,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 70,000
                      And Every 70,000 after   (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 120,000 (when starting with 5 ships)
 4 OFF, 5 ON, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000
                      And Every 100,000 after   (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 80,000
                      And Every 80,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)
  4 OFF, 5 ON, 6 ON - 1st Bonus Ship at 10,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 50,000
                      And Every 50,000 after   (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 15,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 70,000 (when starting with 5 ships)
 4 ON, 5 OFF, 6 OFF - 1st Bonus Ship at 15,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 50,000 (when starting with 1-3 ships)
                      --------
                      1st Bonus Ship at 30,000
                      2nd Bonus Ship at 100,000
                      And Every 100,000 after  (when starting with 5 ships)


SW2 - 7 & 8: NUMBER OF SPACE PATROLLERS (SHIPS) AT START

                7 ON, 8 ON - begin with 1 Space Patroller
               7 OFF, 8 ON - begin with 2 Space Patrollers
               7 ON, 8 OFF - begin with 3 Space Patrollers
              7 OFF, 8 OFF - begin with 5 Space Patrollers

SW3 - 1: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 2: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 3: CONTINUE
           ON - Cannot Continue
          OFF - Continue

SW3 - 4: DEMO SOUND
           ON - Sound is on during demonstration
          OFF - Sound is off during demonstration

SW3 - 5: PAUSE
            ON - can't pause game
           OFF - can pause game

SW3 - 6: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 7: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 8: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

   ---------
-=[ TOY POP ]=-
   ---------

SW2 - 1: TEST SWITCH
           ON - Test Switch on
          OFF - Test Switch off

SW2 - 2: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 4: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 5: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 6: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW2 - 7 & 8: NUMBER OF PINO/ACHA's (MEN) AT START
               7 OFF, 8 ON - begin with 1 Pino (Acha)
               7 ON, 8 OFF - begin with 2 Pinos (Achas)
              7 OFF, 8 OFF - begin with 3 Pinos (Achas)
                7 ON, 8 ON - begin with 5 Pinos (Achas)

SW3 - 1: BONUS PINO/ACHA's (EXTRA MEN)
           ON - Every 20,000
          OFF - Every 15,000

SW3 - 2: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 3: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 4: CONTINUE
           ON - Cannot Continue
          OFF - Continue

SW3 - 5: DEMO SOUND
           ON - Sound is on during demonstration
          OFF - Sound is off during demonstration

SW3 - 6: DIPSWITCH NOT USED

SW3 - 7: LEVEL SELECT
            ON - Choose Your Level
           OFF - Always start at Level One

SW3 - 8: PAUSE
            ON - can't pause game
           OFF - can pause game

---------
| Hints |
---------

When Pac-man runs across the screen while loading, repeatedly
pressing any button will make him run faster.

The old patterns for Pac-Man from the arcade still work, so for those
who remember will be playing for a long time ...

Try playing Pac-Man and Galaga sideways (arcade mode).  Don't flip your
TV or your head, just rotate your controller ("left" should be "down").
Now, Galaga is a side-shooter and Pac-Man has a new maze!

Turn on the Dipswitch "Level Select" (SW3-7) on Toy Pop, then choose the last
stage (44).  Beat the game, and watch the cheesy ending. Funny, after
10 years, mediocre game endings haven't really changed much.

--------------------------------------------------------------
| US PSX Import Lock-Out Technique For Those Needing To Know!|
--------------------------------------------------------------

**NOTICE!: If your PSX Serial Number is equal to or above U59xxxxx you are
**NOTICE!: out of luck! Sorry... Sony screwed ya' again.

Equipment needed!
-----------------
1 - Spring 1/4" x 1.25'sh" and soft, not hard!. (I used a pen spring
    and some creative thinking and got it to work).

1 - Little creativity, or luck, don't worry though you really can't
    hurt anything trying to get this to work ...

How do you do it?
-----------------
1) Make sure their is no CD in the PSX and turn it on so you get the
   "main menu" screen. Select "CD Player". Place a US PSX Game into
   the system (I am using the PSX Picks CD). Leave the door open.

2) Place the spring in-between the arm on the door and the push button
   switch on the platter side. Make sure the spring is long enough to
   push in the button on the platter side when it is in place.

3) You'll notice that once the button is pressed the CD will spin, it
   will only spin long enough to load in the lock-out info needed to
   play an import game. Once it stops spinning, replace the CD with
   the import game of your choice (Make sure the button stays pressed!).

4) After you have placed the import CD in, go to the "Exit" menu option
   and press "X" on the control pad. The screen will go back to the
   "Main Menu" but only for a second, then wallaa, your game is
   loading ...

-----------
| Credits |
-----------

Jean Baudin (jeanb@sonic.net), Dip switch settings, General FAQ.
John Tisch (jtisch@voyager.net), FAQ Layout, Design, Commentary.

If you have anything you'd like to add, please drop either of us
a note and well get it added ..


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