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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