Star Ixiom

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Strategy Guide

STAR IXIOM
GENERAL FAQ AND CONTROL GUIDE
Ver. 1.01 (Playstation)

By Bigg Russ
Last Revised 9/12/1999


CONTENTS:
A.	Overview
B.	Main Menu
C.	Progressing through the game
D.	Controller Settings
1.	Combat Scene
2.	Map Scene
3.	Base Scene
E.	Brief Synopsis
4.	Combat Scene
5.	Map Scene
6.	Base Scene
F. Revision History / Misc


A.	   OVERVIEW

Star Ixiom is a brand new 3D-space shooter by Namco.  When I first 
stumbled across Namco's Star Ixiom web site about six months ago, I 
became instantly excited!  Namco – one of my favorite game companies – 
was releasing a shooter!  Yahoo!!  I spent many hours on the Colony 
Wars series and was ready for more and something different.  Star Ixiom 
is heavy on Japanese text – a language I'm unfamiliar with - so I am 
unable to provide any detailed info regarding the various missions. 

B.	MAIN MENU

TRAINING:  	This mode is for flying your own ship and learning the
                  basic ways to play the game.
COMMAND:	This is where you need to accomplish some small-scale
                  missions.  The ultimate objective is to clear all the 
                  missions.
CONQUEST:	This mode is a bit larger than COMMAND.  In this mode, all 
                  living creatures try to take you out!  The objective – 
                  DESTROY THE ENEMY!
OPTION:	Game settings.  Do I really need to explain?  ?
EXIT:		Return to Title Screen

C.	PROGRESSING THROUGH THE GAME

There are 3 basic scenes in this game: "MAP", "COMBAT", and "BASE".  
The main scene is the Combat scene (of course) where you get to fight 
the bad guys. You must use all scenes as you progress through the game 
in order to win. Following are the controller settings for each scene 
followed by a brief synopsis of each.

D.    CONTROLLER SETTINGS

1. COMBAT SCREEN
Left Stick: Up-descend / Down-ascend / Left-left turn / Right-right 
                  turn
L1:         Reduce speed.  (Press TWICE to reduce speed fast)
R1:         Accelerate (Press TWICE to accelerate fast)
L2:         Left Roll
R2:         Right Roll
?:          Map Screen
O:          Switch radar limits
?:          Shoot
X:          Sub-weapon

2. MAP SCREEN
Left Stick: Move Cursor
?:          Switch to COMBAT SCREEN
O:          Display status / fire photon
?:          Jump
L1/L2:      Switch map background
R1:         Switch to photon mode
R2:         Change cursor speed
Start:      Pause

3. BASE SCREEN
Left stick:       Move character
X + Left stick:   Move character (dash)
O:                Talk
R1:               Menu of move shortcut

Note: Press START and SELECT buttons together to re-set the game and return 
to menu screen.

E.    BRIEF OVERVIEW

COMBAT SCENE

Get out of the base or press ? button in the MAP SCENE to go to the COMBAT 
SCENE.  In the COMBAT SCENE, you can attack your enemy with the your main 
weapon – laser or sub-weapon.  When you've "taken out the trash", display the 
MAP SCENE and head to your next destination.  Press the SELECT button to 
switch viewpoints.

MAP SCENE

This is where you get to travel from one destination to another, by warp of 
course!  You can also view the "universe" as a whole to get a feel of where 
everything is.  Don't forget – you get to this scene by pressing the ? from 
the COMBAT SCENE.

BASE SCENE

You get to the BASE SCENE by warping there from the MAP SCENE.  When you 
arrive at the BASE SCENE, you must go back to the COMBAT SCENE to complete 
the landing/docking procedure.  There are a number of sections within the 
BASE.  Instead of having to walk to each section, you can just press R1 and a 
list of sections pops up.  Choose the section you'd like to visit and your 
character is automatically taken there.  IMO, that's one of THE BEST options 
I've ever scene in a video game.  The BASE SCENE is also where you get to 
talk to a lot of people.  As I said previously, I do not know Japanese, so I 
couldn't even begin to tell you what they say.  But I'm sure it's important… 
?

F.    Revision History / Misc.

?	I fixed some formatting issues I notice after I submitted it to GameFAQs.  
These are the only revisions I see myself making in the near future.

?	Reproduction rights of this FAQ are fully granted only, and only if, it is 
reproduced in its entirety and proper credit is due.  Any exchange of 
monetary units for this FAQ is strictly forbidden.  In laymen's terms – DO 
NOT SELL IT!  

?	If this FAQ is reproduced anywhere else besides Gamefaqs.com, please 
extend me some courtesy by letting me know via BiggRuss@Hotmail.com.  
Also, please feel free to e-mail me any corrections or updates as 
necessary.  I could use the help! ?

?	This FAQ was written with the avid Playstation importer in mind.  There 
are two packaged versions of Star Ixiom: the Japanese version and the 
Asian version.  The Asian version comes with an insert that contains most 
of what I've explained here.  I've taken the liberty of reproducing most 
of it for those that purchased the Japanese version and did not have 
access to the insert.

?	Oh, yeah…  HAVE FUN!!

This document Copyright 1999 Bigg Russ

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