FAQ by inviso87
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   Arkanoid DS
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FAQ Version 1.02
Last Updated: 7/30/2008
Writer: Michael Zarro, aka inviso87


Table of Contents (use what is in the parentheses and 
the parentheses themselves to Find them; CTRL+F):

1) Introduction to the Game - (INT)
2) Updates to the Guide - (UPD)
3) The Different Controls - (CON)
4) The Menu - (GMMENU)
5) Clear Game - (CLR)
6) Uranoid - (URD)
7) Quest Game - (QST)
8) VS Com - (VRS)
9) Multiplayer - (MLTPLR)
10) Nintendo Wi-Fi - (NWIFI)
11) Results - (RSTS)
12) Options - (OPTS)
13) Miscellaneous ("Advanced" Tactic, Block and 
Capsule Points, and Unlockables) - (MISCS)
14) Credits - (CREDS)
15) Conclusion - (CONCLS)


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*  Introduction to the Game (INT) *
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"An untold tale of an age marked by time...
Far in the distant reaches of space, there is a planet 
called ARKANOID.
Orbiting the planet are eight satellites,
each powered by the light of an alien hero.
It was to one of these satellites - dubbed ANANKE - 
that the eight heroes gathered, summoned by a mysterious 
transmission.
Suddenly, the heavens were torn by an enormous rift, 
releasing invaders from another dimension.
Seven of the aliens were drawn into the rift, leaving one 
hero, ANANKE, behind to face the invading horde."

This is the introduction into the game. Your quest is 
pretty much self-explanatory then. Your mission is to rescue 
your seven alien friends and defeat the aliens that have 
invaded.


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*   Updates to the Guide (UPD)    *
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Submitted: 7/24/2008
Small Update: 7/25/2008
Updated to include missing section and Allow List: 7/30/2008


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*   The Different Controls (CON)  *
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The A button is used to select various things 
(such as Shop, Options, Quest Mode, etc).


+Control Pad

Use the +Control Pad to move left and right.
The B button launches the ball and uses the 
powerups Laser and Catch.
The L and R buttons increase your speed. Using 
both of them simultaneously maximizes your speed.
Start button pauses the game


Stylus

Simply use the stylus to control your Vaus.
The down arrow on the +Control Pad launches your ball. 
The B button does the same thing as the +Control Pad setup.
Start button pauses the game.


Paddle

This was only available in Japan but it does work with any 
version of the game. It also works with DS Space Invaders Extreme.
Instead of using the stylus, you use the paddle. This is, I feel, 
the way the game should be played but since it isn't easily 
available outside of Japan that is just a dream.
The Down arrow on the +Control Pad and B button should still 
function the same way but I am not entirely sure.
Start button pauses the game.


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*       The Menu (GMMENU)         *
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When you turn the game on, you'll be asked to press Start to 
access the Select Mode Menu. You'll have 5 different choices and 
they are as follows:

1P Game
Multiplayer
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Results
Options

These are broken up into this:

1P Game:
==Clear Game
==Uranoid (not here if you haven't unlocked it yet)
==Quest Game
==VS Com

Multiplayer:
==Host
==Join

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection:
==Nintendo WFC Match
==Nintendo WFC Rankings
==Friend Setup
==Nintendo WFC Setup

Results:
There's nothing beyond this besides scrolling left and right

Options:
==Change Setup
==Shop
==Decoration
==Initialize Save Data


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*       Clear Game (CLR)          *
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This is truly the meat of the game. This is where you can set 
your High Scores so they can be sent to the Rankings section 
on Wi-Fi.

Before you start Clear Game though, you'll be asked a few 
questions (you'll be asked these same questions everytime before 
you begin Clear Game):

1) Which control scheme will you use? +Control Pad, Stylus, or 
Paddle (Paddle will only appear if it's plugged into the 
bottom part of your DS!)

2) How many barrier levels will there be? You can choose from 0 to 5.
Barrier Level 0 - 5000 point gain for you for each completed Round.
Barrier Level 1- 3000 point gain for you for each completed Round. 
If the ball hits the barrier, you don't get any bonus points.
Barrier Level 2 - 2000 point gain for you for each completed Round. 
If the ball hits the barrier, you don't get any bonus points.
Barrier Level 3- 1000 point gain for you for each completed Round. 
If the ball hits the barrier, you don't get any bonus points.
Barrier Level 4 - 500 point gain for you for each completed Round. 
If the ball hits the barrier, you don't get any bonus points.
Barrier Level 5- 100 point gain for you for each completed Round. 
If the ball hits the barrier, you don't get any bonus points.

3) Difficulty? This determines the speed of the ball and its 
acceleration rate. You can choose Easy, Medium, or Hard. As you 
can guess, if you choose Hard, the ball's speed is faster, and so 
is it's acceleration rate and vice-versa for Easy.

4) Quick Save Data: If you saved data during your last play through 
either Clear Game or Uranoid, you'll be asked now if you 
wish to re-load it. If you choose yes, you'll be brought to the 
level you saved at (but the level will start anew). If you 
choose no, you'll lose that data and start from A-1.


Pause (Start button):
Return to Game
Quick Save - Game will resume at start of this Round when loaded 
next time. Save game? No/Yes
Quit - Returning to Select Mode menu. Okay? No/Yes


****IMPORTANT****
Before I get into the Zones and such, let me tell you some things 
about Pause and Quick Save:
1) Never, I repeat, NEVER Pause when you hit the last block in the 
stage. This will cause the game to freeze when you attempt 
to resume your game. This may have happened to me solely because 
the last block had a capsule in it but my game did freeze so 
as a precaution, never Pause when you've beaten a Round.
2) If you chose, let's say, a Barrier Level 1 to be set up and 
then you Quick Saved. The next time you turn on the game and 
attempt either Clear Game or Uranoid (depending on which one 
you Quick Saved in), you'll be asked the 4 questions from above. 
If you choose a new Barrier level, let's say, Barrier Level 0 
(we chose Level 1 the first time), the Barrier Level will now 
be 0.
3) You can Quick Save in both Clear Game and Uranoid simultaneously.
4) There is a trick with Quick Save that will allow you to beat the 
game without ever dying. Well, I shouldn't say you won't 
die, but your points will be preserved as well as the Round you are 
at. That should be enough hints to figure out on your own 
what it is and how to do it.



You automatically start off in Zone 1, and after 5 Rounds, you can 
then select to go to either B or C. Then after you've 
beaten those, you can select what Zone you'd like to go to again. 
These are done as forked paths though. You can't go from 
B to F. See the figure below.

Z' V  W  X  Y  Z  V' (7) Deimos
 \/ \/ \/ \/ \/ \/
  P  Q  R  S  T  U   (6) Idana
   \/ \/ \/ \/ \/
    K  L  M  N  O    (5) Operon
    \/  \/ \/ \/
     G  H  I  J      (4) Neith
      \/ \/ \/
       D  E  F       (3) Artemis
        \/ \/
         C  B        (2) Kronos 
          \/
           A         (1) Rhea

That may not be the best looking picture, but you get the idea I'm 
sure. You'll always only have the choice of either left or right.



When you get to the 7th and last Zone (Z', V, W, X, Y, Z, V') you'll 
be encountered with a rescue-type Round at the 5th Round. Hit the blue 
goo that surrounds the Vaus numerous times (about 50 times) to rescue 
your friend!

Z' - Neith - Red Alien
V - Rhea - Orange Alien
W - Operon - Blue Alien
X - Deimos - Yellow Alien
Y - Kronos - Aqua Alien
Z - Idana - Pink Alien
V' - Artemis - Green Alien

Those are your alien friends' locations throughout the 7th Zone in the 
5th Round.



Reward Points:

You get a Reward Point for every 300 points you earn in the game.
You can use Reward points to purchase various things in the game.
I'll go over what you can buy in the Options Section.


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*         Uranoid (URD)           *
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To unlock Uranoid (in non-Japan versions), you must complete Clear Game 
entirely (or rescue all of your friends, it's not known which is true).

Like Clear Game, you are asked the same four questions from above. 
Everything works EXACTLY the same as Clear Game. No need to repeat myself 
so refer to the above section for everything.


The 7 Zones are separated as follows:

Eta Theta Iota   (7) Deimos
   \  |  /
    Zeta         (6) Idana
      |
   Epsilon       (5) Operon
      |
    Delta        (4) Neith
      |
    Gamma        (3) Artemis
      |
     Beta        (2) Kronos
      |
    Alpha        (1) Rhea


As you can see, you'll have to go through Uranoid three times before 
completely finishing it. There are no rewards immediately for completing 
Uranoid BUT you'll need to unlock everything for Quest Game to reap the 
rewards of Uranoid and to do that, you need to complete Uranoid entirely.

In the 7th Zone, 5th Round you'll come across a boss that you must defeat. 
Only the sphere at the top of their head hurts them. Hit it enough times 
to defeat the boss. Learn the patterns of his movements and aim properly 
when he is still. Hitting his hands/arms as he is still will cause him to 
react in some way. The 3 of them react differently.

Eta's Boss:
A Black colored machine alien who starts to move on first contact and 
eventually will stop in the middle of the top screen. When you hit his arm, 
one arm goes in and the other comes out.

Woohoo, took me just 28 seconds in Quest Game to beat him (ball got stuck 
hitting him about 20 times at the top!).


Theta's Boss:
A White colored machine alien who starts to move on first contact and will 
eventually stop in the middle of the top screen and stretch his arms out 
depending on what arm the ball hits. I myself am still a little unsure of 
the arm pattern.


Iota's Boss:
A Yellow colored machine alien who is actually still at first. After a few 
hits though, he'll begin to actually dance wildly across the screen. 
Honestly, I think he's the easiest since you can get the ball stuck up 
top hitting the sphere and he'll mostly have his hands hit the ball back 
up into the sphere. I myself took only 39 seconds to beat him in Quest Game.


Reward Points:

Works the exact same way as Clear Game.


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*        Quest Game (QST)         *
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Quest Game is where you have to complete missions in set times or launches 
to beat it. You unlock Rounds here by beating them in Clear Game and Uranoid.

Pause (Start button):
Return to Game
Retry - Restart this Round? No/Yes
Change Objective - Returning to Objective. Okay? No/Yes
Quit - Returning to Select Mode menu. Okay? No/Yes


Objective: Mission to be completed in the Round you choose to go to.
Norm: A Norm is how many blocks you need to destroy. I won't include this in 
a Round that says "Destroy x Blocks." No reason 
to.
Time Limit/Ball Launch Limit: Time Limit is a set time to complete the mission 
in while a Ball Launch Limit is how many times the ball can leave the Vaus. In 
Ball Launch Limit Rounds, if there is a barrier, you can use the barrier to 
reflect the ball back up and it won't count against your Ball Launch Limit. 
Keep that in mind!!
Point Reward: If you complete the objective in the set 
time/launches, you will be awarded a certain amount of 
points (based on the level). These points are your Reward 
Points and like I stated above, can be used to puchase 
various things.



Zone A:
A-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 5

A-2 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 2
Ball Launch Limit: 10
Point Reward: 5

A-3 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 5

A-4 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 40
Time Limit: 120 seconds
Point Reward: 10

A-5
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10



Zone B:
B-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 15

B-2 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 10

B-3
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 15
Tip: Move to the far right side and launch. You'll get the Red Block in that 1 
launch.

B-4 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 7
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward:  15

B-5
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward:  20
Tip: From the origin, move slightly to the right and launch. You should get it 
in between the 2 right "tentacles." Once the silver blocks are out of the way 
over there, have the ball bounce off the left wall and up to the top. Just 
continue to do that until you get all the Yellow Blocks.



Zone C:
C-1 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks 
Norm: 9
Time Limit: 75 seconds
Point Reward: 20

C-2 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 4
Ball Launch Limit: 15
Point Reward: 10

C-3 
Objective: Destroy all Blue Blocks
Norm: 10
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

C-4 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 81
Time Limit: 150 seconds
Point Reward: 20

C-5 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10



Zone D:
D-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 20

D-2 
Objective: Destroy 15 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25

D-3 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 15

D-4 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 14
Time Limit: 75 seconds
Point Reward: 20

D-5 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 6
Ball Launch Limit: 15
Point Reward: 25



Zone E:
E-1 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 15

E-2 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 11
Time Limit: 75 seconds
Point Reward: 20

E-3 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 10
Time Limit: 75 seconds
Point Reward: 15

E-4 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

E-5 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Time Limit: 15 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone F:
F-1 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

F-2 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

F-3 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 2
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 20
Tip: Move to the far left and launch. You'll have to move to the right side 
to have the ball launch back at an equal angle and then go back to the left 
wall and just sit there. The ball finishes the rest. Refer to diagram below:
Diagram: This is how the blocks are set up when looking at one row. 3 blocks, 
a space, 3 blocks, a space, and 3 more blocks across given a total of 11 
columns in this stage. When launching from left wall, you'll want to have 
the center of your Vaus lined up with the 1st block in the 3rd section 
(7th block in the row)

         |--- --- ---|
         |123 456 789|
         |       o   |
         |           |
         |      (===)|

Diagram not meant to scale!!! This should work fine, I just tested it 3 
times and it worked perfectly 3 times.

F-4 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 7
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 15

F-5 
Objective: Destroy 6 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone G:
G-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 20 seconds
Point Reward: 10

G-2 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward: 15

G-3 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

G-4 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 15

G-5 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks 
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone H:
H-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

H-2 
Objective: Destroy all Blue Blocks 
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 2
Point Reward: 5
Tip: Go in between your origin and the right wall and launch. In 2 hits, 
if done right, you'll hit the Blue Block.

H-3 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 10
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 25

H-4 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

H-5 
Objective: Destroy 12 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 25



Zone I:
I-1 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks 
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 2
Point Reward: 5

I-2 
Objective: Comeplete the Round
Norm: 70
Time Limit: 180 seconds
Point Reward: 20

I-3 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 5
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 15

I-4 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

I-5 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 30
Tip: Good luck!!



Zone J:
J-1 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks 
Norm: 10
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

J-2 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 75 seconds
Point Reward: 30
Tip: Just shoot normally at the start and then move to the far right.

J-3 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 20

J-4 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25

J-5 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 16
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone K:
K-1 
Objective: Destroy 20 Blocks
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

K-2 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 15

K-3 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 20

K-4 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 65
Time Limit: 120 seconds
Point Reward: 20

K-5 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 2
Point Reward: 5



Zone L:
L-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 10

L-2 
Objective: Destroy 20 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 15

L-3 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 15

L-4 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 22
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 30

L-5 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone M:
M-1 
Objective: Destroy all White Blocks
Norm: 5
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 10

M-2 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 30

M-3 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 25

M-4 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

M-5 
Objective: Destroy 1 Block
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 25
Tip: Move very slightly to the right and launch. Move to the right wall and 
you'll get the Silver Block on the end (going up and down).



Zone N:
N-1 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 6
Ball Launch Limit: 15
Point Reward: 25

N-2 
Objective: Destroy all Blue Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

N-3 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 60
Time Limit: 180 seconds
Point Reward: 35

N-4 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 2
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 15

N-5 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 15
Point Reward: 15



Zone O:
O-1 
Objective: Destroy 20 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 20

O-2 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 18
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 25

O-3 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 25
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 25

O-4 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Time Limit: 20 seconds
Point Reward: 15

O-5 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 30



Zone P:
P-1 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 3
Point Reward: 15

P-2 
Objective: Destroy 3 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 10
Tip: Move slightly to the left and launch (the ball should hit the bottom-most 
Silver Block of the 4th column). The ball SHOULD get stuck between the 2 Silver 
Blocks at the top (3rd and 4th column). If it doesn't, you haven't found the 
sweet spot yet. Just keep trying!

P-3 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 8
Time Limit: 120 seconds
Point Reward: 35

P-4 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 10

P-5
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 30
Time Limit: 120 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone Q:
Q-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Q-2 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 40

Q-3 
Objective: Destroy all White Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 35

Q-4 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 30

Q-5 
Objective: Destroy 20 Blocks 
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25



Zone R:
R-1 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 20

R-2 
Objective: Destroy 15 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25

R-3 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

R-4 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 8
Ball Launch Limit: 10
Point Reward: 10

R-5 
Objective: Destroy 4 Blocks
Time Limit: 10 seconds
Point Reward: 15



Zone S:
S-1 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 25

S-2 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 12
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10

S-3 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 40
Time Limit: 180 seconds
Point Reward: 40

S-4 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 10 releases
Point Reward: 25

S-5 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Time Limit: 35 seconds
Point Reward: 25



Zone T:
T-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

T-2 
Objective: Destroy 20 Blocks
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

T-3 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 19
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 40
Tip: There is a way to get the ball in with your Vaus when you're against the 
left wall. Try to angle the ball in that way. As for that exact angle, you'll 
need to experiment with it. Sorry kids =/

T-4 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 15
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

T-5 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 35
Tip: Get the Yellow Block on the right side with your launch. Then spend the 
rest of the time getting the other Yellow Block. Good luck!



Zone U:
U-1 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 40

U-2 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 26
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 25

U-3 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 25 seconds
Point Reward: 20

U-4 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 180 seconds
Point Reward: 45

U-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 16
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward: 50



Zone V:
V-1 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

V-2 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

V-3 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 15

V-4 
Objective: Destroy 12 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25

V-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Rhea
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 15



Zone W:
W-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 30

W-2 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 15
Point Reward: 30

W-3 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5
Tip: Move to the right side against the wall and launch.

W-4 
Objective: Destroy 1 Block
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5

W-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Operon
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 15



Zone X:
X-1 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 20

X-2 
Objective: Destroy 3 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 45

X-3 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 8
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 30

X-4 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 30

X-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Deimos
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone Y:
Y-1 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 40

Y-2 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 5
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 20
Tip: Move somewhere between origin and left wall and launch so as to get the 
Gold Block moving. Move to the right side to hit the ball back at an equal 
angle. It should hit the Gold Block as it's moving. Move back to the left 
and this time you should beat out the Gold Block and manage 3 hits. Stick to 
your position and get the ball up there again to complete the Round.

Y-3 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Y-4 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 4
Point Reward: 30
Tip: Shoot from origin and then move to the right wall. You'll hit the 
Orange Block as the ball comes back down.

Y-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Kronos
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward: 25



Zone Z:
Z-1 
Objective: Destroy all Blue Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5
Tip: Move to the left wall and then move very slightly away from it 
and then launch.

Z-2 
Objective: Destroy 4 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 20

Z-3 
Objective: Destroy 3 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Z-4 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 300 seconds
Point Reward: 50
Tip: Be patient!! Angle the ball the best you can to get it inside 
those gaps. This is more an endurance objective than all else.

Z-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Idana
Time Limit: 150 seconds
Point Reward: 30



Zone V':
V'-1 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25

V'-2 
Objective:  Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

V'-3 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 2
Ball Launch Limit: 10
Point Reward: 50
Tip: Do a moving launch (see Miscellaneous for what this is) and hit the 
first Aqua Block and then try to get that second Aqua Block. This is 
really tough to do so be patient. You could always aim for another Block 
though and hope for a Laser or a Catch powerup.

V'-4 
Objective: Destroy 5 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 10
Point Reward: 40

V'-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Artemis
Time Limit: 150 seconds
Point Reward: 30



Zone Z':
Z'-1
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 25

Z'-2
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 2
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 45

Z'-3
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 13
Time Limit: 100 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Z'-4
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Z'-5
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Rescue Neith
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 10




Uranoid Quests:

Zone Alpha:
Alpha-1 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 3
Point Reward: 10

Alpha-2 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 11
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10

Alpha-3 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 6
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10

Alpha-4 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 14
Ball Launch Limit: 20
Point Reward: 15

Alpha-5 
Objective: Destroy all White Blocks
Norm: 2
Ball Launch Limit: 10
Point Reward: 20



Zone Beta:
Beta-1 
Objective: Destroy all White Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Beta-2 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10

Beta-3 
Objective: Destroy all Pink Blocks
Norm: 12
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10

Beta-4 
Objective: Destroy 20 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 25

Beta-5 
Objective: Destroy all Yellow Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 3
Point Reward: 15



Zone Gamma:
Gamma-1 
Objective: Destroy 1 Block
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5
Tip: From the origin, move very slightly to the right and launch.

Gamma-2 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Gamma-3 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 11
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Gamma-4 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 7
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 10

Gamma-5 
Objective: Destroy 3 Blocks
Time Limit: 20 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone Delta:
Delta-1 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 15 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Delta-2 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 5
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Delta-3 
Objective: Destroy 12 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Delta-4 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Ball Launch Limit: 5
Point Reward: 10

Delta-5 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15



Zone Epsilon:
Epsilon-1 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 9
Time Limit: 90 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Epsilon-2 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Epsilon-3 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Epsilon-4 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5
Tip: Move a bit to the left and launch. If you miss, place yourself 
at a different spot according to how far you were off by.

Epsilon-5 
Objective: Destroy all Red Blocks
Norm: 5
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone Zeta:
Zeta-1 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 28
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Zeta-2 
Objective: Destroy 2 Blocks
Time Limit: 10 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Zeta-3 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 25
Tip: Good luck!

Zeta-4 
Objective: Destroy all Blue Blocks
Norm: 10
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Zeta-5 
Objective: Destroy all White Blocks
Norm: 2
Time Limit: 20 seconds
Point Reward: 20



Zone Eta:
Eta-1 
Objective: Destroy all Blue Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 75 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Eta-2 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 4
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Eta-3 
Objective: Destroy 10 Blocks
Time Limit: 20 seconds
Point Reward: 15

Eta-4 
Objective: Destroy all Aqua Blocks
Norm: 3
Ball Launch Limit: 10
Point Reward: 35

Eta-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Defeat the Machine Alien
Time Limit: 300 seconds
Point Reward: 35



Zone Theta:
Theta-1 
Objective: Destroy all Green Blocks
Norm: 1
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5
Tip: Move very slightly left from origin and launch

Theta-2 
Objective: Destroy 1 Block
Time Limit: 10 seconds
Point Reward: 20
Tip: Move to the left wall and move 1 block away from the wall 
and launch (when the gold won't be in your way)

Theta-3 
Objective: Destroy all Orange Blocks
Norm: 1
Time Limit: 45 seconds
Point Reward: 25

Theta-4 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 5
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Theta-5
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Defeat the Machine Alien
Time Limit: 240 seconds
Point Reward: 40



Zone Iota:
Iota-1 
Objective: Destroy 1 Block
Ball Launch Limit: 1
Point Reward: 5
Tip: Move in between the origin and left wall and launch 
(or, move 2 blocks away from the left wall)

Iota-2 
Objective: Destroy all Silver Blocks
Norm: 3
Time Limit: 60 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Iota-3 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: 26
Time Limit: 120 seconds
Point Reward: 30

Iota-4 
Objective: Destroy 4 Blocks
Time Limit: 30 seconds
Point Reward: 20

Iota-5 
Objective: Complete the Round
Norm: Defeat the Machine Alien
Time Limit: 220 seconds
Point Reward: 50






*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*          VS Com (VRS)           *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
In this Mode, you can verse the Computer in 2 different modes. 
Those modes are Bust All and Bust Color.

You'll be asked which control method you are using (Stylus, +Control Pad, 
or Paddle), Barrier Level (o, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Computer level (1-8), and 
number of matches (1, 3, 5).

Pause (Start button):
Return to Game
Quit - Returning to Select Mode menu. Okay? No/Yes



Clear - You completed the Round before the opponent
100 pts

Survived - Your opponent missed the ball without any Barriers remaining
100 pts

Failed - You missed the ball without any Barriers remaining
0 pts

Lose - Your opponent completed the Round before you
0 pts



At the conclusion of a Match you'll be asked the following and be 
able to choose one: 

Continue Game - Continue to another Match against the same opponent 
with the same rules.

Change Rules - Brings you back to the screen where you select 
Bust All and Bust Color.

Match Over - Brings you back to the Select Mode screen

Regardless of how many matches you choose or what level or barrier 
or even what mode, you get the same amount of points.




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*      Multiplayer (MLTPLR)       *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
You can play against others nearby you who either have or don't have 
the game! Just have the other players go to Download Play when they 
turn on their DS and wait for the Host to open up a room.

You'll be asked to either Host or Join (if you are the only one with 
a card or if there is more than 1 card). If you Host, you can decide 
when to close the room (by pressing A).

Like Vs Com, you'll get 100 points for Clearing or Surviving but what's 
different is you'll get 50 points instead of 0 points if you Fail or Lose. 
Pretty sweet if you ask me.




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*     Nintendo Wi-Fi (NWIFI)      *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
When you head to the Nintendo Wi-Fi option on the Menu screen, you'll be 
taken to a page where you can either head online to verse either random 
people or friends (Nintendo WFC Match), check out how you rank and even 
earn Reward Points based on where you rank (Nintendo WFC Rankings), grab 
your Friend Code (FC) and add friends to your Friend List (Friend Setup) 
and setup your connection (Nintendo WFC Setup).

When you get to Nintendo WFC Match and manage to get online you can do 
a couple of things:

1) Open Match
2) Friend Match

In both of those, you can do a Bust All or Bust Color. You can also do 
this as a 1 vs 1 match for a 4-way free-for-all.

You also notice that you have WiFi Ranking. You automatically start at 
5000 and go up 10 when you win and down 10 if you lose. If you disconnect 
though, you suffer a 100 point loss. Only ratings are recorded here. You 
can't Pause the game or go into Sleep Mode.

You are awarded 100 points for a win and 50 points for a loss.

As per Nintendo WFC Rankings, they are determined by your high score in 
either Clear Game or Uranoid (whichever is higher). From what I have seen, 
Uranoid won't grant you a high enough score to get in top 10 now.

As per Friend Setup, you have your Friend Roster that has the last time 
you played your friend along with their friend code. You can add up to 30 
friends. If you attempt to add a 31st friend, the first friend on your roster 
will be deleted. To delete a friend, just go to your Friend Roster, press X, 
and confirm that you wish to delete them. Under that, you can register Friend 
Codes. Just enter the 12 digit code and that's about it! And lastly, you can 
verify, or check, your own Friend Code to give to people.

Just as a side note, online play is relatively dead, which is sad really. 
You'll almost never get a 4-player match going. 

It's a shame this game isn't more popular as it's actually quite fun.

Oh, and there is also Nintendo WFC Setup. I won't be going over that as your 
connection should be established already.




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*         Results (RSTS)          *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
This Menu option shows your current Reward Points 
and what ranking you are at 
as of the last time you uploaded that score.
You also see your five highest Clear Game 
scores and Uranoid scores, the amount 
of games you played against the computer in 
VS mode along with the amount of wins 
you have and win percentage in both Bust All 
and Bust Color. You also can see your 
Multiplayer record in Bust All and Bust Color 
(games, wins, win %) and even your 
Nintendo WFC Rating along with your combined 
record against your friends (again, 
games, wins, win %) in both Bust All and Bust Color.




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*         Options (OPTS)          *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
When you venture into the Options section of the game you'll be brought to a 
screen with the following:

1) Change Setup
2) Shop
3) Decoration
4) Initialize Save Data

1) Change Setup:
Player Speed - Changes the speed of the Vaus. The default is 4, the slowest 
is 1 and the fastest is 8.
BGM Volume - Change how load the background music is. The default is 10 
(the max) and the lowest is 0 (mute).
SE Volume - The sound effect volume is also defaulted to 10 (max) and 
lowest is 0 (mute) as well.

2) Shop:
Ahhh, all those Reward Points that we just love to collect will finally 
be put to use! Let's see what we can buy!


Background:

Cost - 100 Reward Points
[]Polka Dots A
[]Polka Dots B
[]Polka Dots C
[]Polka Dots D
[]Floral

Cost - 150 Reward Points
[]Silhouette A
[]Silhouette B
[]Silhouette C

Cost - 200 Reward Points
[]Checkers A
[]Checkers B
[]Checkers C
[]Checkers D
[]Leopard A
[]Leopard B
[]Leopard C
[]Leopard D
[]Butterfly
[]Camouflage A
[]Camouflage B
[]Camouflage C
[]Camouflage D

Cost - 300 Reward Points
[]Stripe A
[]Stripe B
[]Stripe C
[]Stripe D
[]Stripe E
[]Stripe F
[]Stripe G
[]Rose A
[]Rose B
[]Rose C
[]Rose D
[]Ananke Satellite
[]Rhea Satellite
[]Kronos Satellite
[]Artemis Satellite
[]Neith Satellite
[]Operon Satellite
[]Idana Satellite
[]Deimos Satellite
[]Arkanoid Satellite
[]Heart A
[]Heart B
[]Heart C
[]Heart D

Cost - 400 Reward Points
[]Alien A
[]Alien B
[]Alien C
[]Alien D
[]Alien E
[]Alien F
[]Alien G
[]Alien H
[]Alien I
[]Alien J
[]Alien K
[]Alien L
[]Alien M
[]Alien N
[]Alien O
[]Alien P
[]Living Machine

Cost - 500 Reward Points
[]Space
[]Spring
[]Summer
[]Autumn
[]Winter
[]Stellar Cavern
[]Mountain Region A
[]Machine City
[]Van Allen Belt
[]Mountain Region B
[]Mechanoid A
[]Mechanoid B

Cost - 600 Reward Points
[]Bub A
[]Bub B
[]Lost Magic
[]Navigator
[]Exit
[]The Legend of Kage
[]Patoraco

Cost - 700 Reward Points
[]Constellation
[]Disco Alien
[]Dancing Alien

Cost - 1000 Reward Points
[]Tropical Fish
[]Dolphin




Frame:

Cost - 300 Reward Points
[]Temple
[]Wood
[]Frame A
[]Frame B
[]Ice

Cost - 500 Reward Points
[]Silver
[]Beads
[]Flash
[]Pipe




Block:

Cost - 300 Reward Points
[]Tile
[]Metallic
[]Jewel A
[]Jewel B
[]Bubble
[]Invader
[]Stone Tablet
[]Mark
[]Jelly




Sound:

Cost - 300 Reward Points
[]Block Sound B
[]Block Sound C
[]Block Sound D
[]Block Sound E
[]Block Sound F
[]Block Sound G
[]Block Sound H
[]Block Sound I
[]Block Sound J
[]Block Sound K
[]Block Sound L
[]BGM A
[]BGM B




Vaus:

Cost - 500 Reward Points
[]Slime
[]Flash

Cost - 700 Reward Points
[]Gold
[]Crystal
[]Wood

Cost - 1000 Reward Points
[]Wing
[]Vaus II



3) Decoration:
a) Zone Decoration - You can set the Background, Frame, 
Block, and Block Sound Effect right in here by Zone. 
I really wish you could re-use backgrounds and the 
like. It's a shame you can't.
b) Select Vaus - Simply, you can select which Vaus 
you wish to use in Clear Game, Quest Game, and 
Uranoid. It will only use this Vaus in those modes.
c) Select BGM - You can select the Background Music 
for each Satellite here.
d) Decoration Default - Want to trash everything? 
Use this option and you're done!! 
It resets everything to the way it was as if you 
just opened the game up.



4) Initialize Save Data:
Stay away from this. It deletes all your data. 
Only use if you wish to restart your 
game. This option scares me a lot.



Whew, well, that is everything from the Options Menu. 
Now that we're done with everything we can end this...
oh wait, we still have some other things to go over 
and credits to give out and some other juicy stuff!




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*      Miscellaneous (MISCS)      *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Here I will go over everything that didn't quite fit 
elsewhere. This is probably one of the more important 
sections in this FAQ so I recommend you read this part 
in its entirety. You may learn something!


"Advanced" Tactic (Moving Launch):
Moving the Vaus as the ball makes contact with it will 
change the direction of the ball. Believe it or not, you 
can make the ball move at very close to a 90 degree angle 
(but not a perfect line!). It depends on how the ball is 
coming towards the Vaus on how you should move the Vaus 
as the ball touches it so that the direction can change 
in your favor. Experiment to see what fits you nicely 
and get a nice feel for it. Careful though, if your 
accuracy is bad, you may miss the ball and forfeit your 
precious life!


Block, Capsule, and other Points:
Yes, believe it or not, the colors of a Block affect 
how many points you get when hitting one. The breakdown 
is as follows:

Block --- Point Value --- Notes
_______________________________
White ---      50     --- None
Orange --      60     --- None
Aqua  ---      70     --- None
Green ---      80     --- None
Red   ---      90     --- None
Blue  ---     100     --- None
Pink  ---     110     --- None
Yellow --     120     --- None
Silver --     200     --- Takes 2 hits to destroy. 
                          First hit grants 0 points. 
                          Only the second hit awards points.
Gold  ---       0     --- Cannot be destroyed.


Capsules - All Capsules are worth the same amount of points 
which is 1000 points.

Speaking of Capsules, here is a complete list of all of 
them in the game:

B - Barrier - Green - Adds 1 Level to the Barrier. If 
you have no Barrier, you will gain a Level 1 Barrier. 
If, for example, you have a Barrier Level of 0 and 
get this Capsule and the ball hits the Barrier (during 
Clear Game or Uranoid), you will NOT gain the Barrier 
Bonus at the end of the Round. So, do remember that.

C - Catch - Light Green - This acts as the Glue powerup 
from previous games. The ball latches to you and you 
release it by pressing the B button or down on the +Control 
Pad.

D - Disruption - Light Blue - This adds two additional 
brown balls into the mix of things. These balls do not 
count against you if they get passed you or hit your Barrier. 
They can't reflect off the Barrier though and will disintergrate 
upon contact. Also, no other Capsules will come down while one 
of the brown balls is still on-screen. So, for high score purposes, 
get this Capsule (if you can spare it) and then let the brown 
balls fall to their doom. If you're in Multiplayer or VS, let this 
powerup help save the day for you.

E - Expand - Blue - Your Vaus' size increases. You can get 
multiple Capsules of this but you won't expand any further.

L - Laser - Red - By pressing the B button or down on the 
+Control Pad you will fire a laser shot from both ends of 
your Vaus. This will destroy any block upon contact (with 
exception to Silver which requires two shots and Gold which 
does nothing). You seem to only be able to fire two shots at 
a time and then need a small rest period. Keep that in mind. 
Also, when you get a 2nd Laser Capsule, your power will increase 
and as such you can destroy a whole column of Blocks with one 
shot. Even Silver Blocks won't stand a chance against this upgrade
 but sadly, Gold Blocks stand tall and proud even against a mighty 
weapon such as this one.

M - Megaball - Pink - The ball takes on a new color, green, 
and begins to leave a green trail behind it. It can go right 
through any Block that stands in its way, besides the Gold Block. 
One of the best powerups in the game in my opinion.

R - Reduction - Silver - This reduces your Vaus' size by half 
which can potentially be very bad EXCEPT the amount of points 
from Blocks now doubles. This is a great item if you're going 
for high scores.

S - Slow - Orange - It simply decreases the speed of the ball.

V - Vanish - Light Silver - This is one of the more interesting 
powerups. When you acquire it and hit anything but a Silver or 
Gold Block with your ball, all Blocks of the same color disappear. 
If your ball hits a Silver Block, all Silver Blocks act as if they 
have been hit once. If you hit a Gold Block, you lose the ability 
of this powerup. You only get the points for the initial Block you 
hit while you have this powerup and don't get the points of all 
the other Blocks that are vanquished with this powerup so keep 
that in mind while playing for a high score. Just as a side note, 
you CAN still knock out a Capsule but only from the initial Block 
you hit. You won't get any powerups from any of the other Blocks 
that are destroyed via this powerup.

W - Warp - Gold - You clear the current Round. Yipee!! Too bad 
it's no good to you if you're going for a high score unless you 
have five Blocks left or something.


Match Only Capsules:

These capsules are all a dark gray coloring.

H - Hard - 3-5 Silver Blocks are added to your opponent(s) 
screen as a gift.

I - Increase - 3-5 Normal Blocks (of any color) are added 
to your opponent(s) 
screen as a gift.

R - Reduction - Shrinks your opponent(s) Vaus size by half.

S - Slow - Slows down the speed of the ball for your opponent(s).


Just something to know about Capsules is that their abilities 
last until another one is acquired, until you complete a Round, 
or until you lose.


There is also a 1000 point gain each time you hit the goo 
surrounding your friends' Vaus and 1000 point gain each time 
you hit the sphere on top of the Alien Machine's head.



Unlockables:

We've already gone over how to unlock Uranoid and everything 
in Quest Game so what else is there to unlock? Oh, right, there 
is a gift for you when you finally beat Clear Game, Uranoid, and 
all of Quest Game:

Geometric Background (BG) - 7 of them are unlocked, A-G 
Metal Frame - Similar to the Frame from NES Arkanoid 
Twin Block - A square Block split into an upper and lower rectangle 
equal in size 
Vaus Paddle - The exact one from the original Arkanoid on NES

Pretty sweet, right? I think so.



Well, that is everything. Now onto the Credits!!




*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
*        Credits (CREDS)          *
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
We'll start with the Music Credits for the game:

1. ARKANOID DisaSter (Opening Demo BGM)
     Composition: OGR, Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

2. Planet Connection (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)
     Lyrics: Junko Kadotsuji
     Vocals: Kaori Nishina

3. ARKANOID Start (Stage 1 Start Time Demo)
     Composition: OGR
     Arrangement: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

4. Vaus Trip (Zone Select BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

5. Game Start (Game Start Jingle)
     Composition: OGR
     Arrangement: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

6. shining eyes (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Kemmei Adachi

7. Neptune-Diving (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

8. only nearby peace (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Takafumi Wada
     Guitar: Satoshi Izumi

9. Happy smiling -more Happy Mix- (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)
     Vocals: sono

10. missing & love future (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Takafumi Wada
     Guitar: Satoshi Izumi
     Vocals: Junko Kadotsuji

11. Rest on Starlit Sky (Option BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

12. Pluto-Fighting (VS Game BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

13. Game Clear (Game Clear Jingle)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

14. Game Over (Game Over Jingle)
     Composition: OGR
     Arrangement: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

15. Boarding Gate (Select BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

16. REVENGE OF ARKANOID (In-game BGM)
     Composition: OGR
     Arrangement: Lil'B

17. CAPTAIN NEO -Confusion mix- (In-game BGM)
     Composition: OGR
     Arrangement: Shinji Hosoe (SuperSweep)

18. too much funky? (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Kemmei Adachi
     Guitar: Manabu Abe 
     Tenor Saxophone: AOKKI
     Recording Engineer: Mas Anai

19. Heat Sink (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Mitsugu Suzuki (SOUND WAVE)

20. Dash (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Mitsugu Suzuki (SOUND WAVE)

21. Fairy Reflection (In-game BGM)
     Composition: Ryu
     Lyrics: Michael Teuber
     Vocals: KATE

22. Dear Friend on All Planet (Ending BGM)
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)

23. too much funky? -Another Take- (Unused)
     Composition: Kemmei Adachi
     Guitar: Manabu Abe
     Tenor Saxophone: AOKKI
     Recording Engineer: Mas Anai

24. Planet Connection -Complete Mix-
     Composition: Hirokazu Koshio (ZUNTATA)
     Lyrics: Junko Kadotsuji
     Vocals: Kaori Nishina

25. Fairy Reflection -Complete Mix-
     Composition: Ryu
     Lyrics: Michael Teuber
     Vocals: KATE

26. REVENGE OF ARKANOID -Complete Mix-
     Composition: OGR
     Arrangement: Lil'B

Credit of this goes COMPLETELY to VGMdb. This link 
http://vgmdb.net/db/albums.php?id=5477 brings you straight 
to where I got this information. I am not claiming it to be my 
own, it's theirs!! I'm saving you the time of searching and waiting 
through the credits of the game to see this information.



More credit goes to Taito and SquareEnix for making a pretty good 
game. I am quite happy with this game and although there are a few 
problems here and there (like Gold locks for instance and lack of a 
Paddle like what Japan got for example) the game is still very 
enjoyable. Thanks!!


Credit to kewlmreynolds for saying I should write an FAQ in the 
first place otherwise I may not have done it.
Credit to Lei_Trigar for stealing my hopes and dreams of being 
#1 in the Rankings.
Credit to bama777, themeanman856, kewlmreynolds, Lei_Trigar, 
for successfully getting 4-player matches to work on Wifi (lol!).
Credit to EastX for his work on his FAQ and saving me some 
typing (you think I 
really wanted to type out all the names of the Shop items? haha).
Credit to stonedbeyondblef for telling me about the tip for J-2 
(which I ended up using in other scenarios as well).
Credit to Burn-X for notifying me that I somehow forgot to include
the Game Menu section. I feel silly for missing it.

That's all the credits I can think of. If I missed someone or 
something somehow, check down below to reach me.




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*      Conclusion (CONCLS)        *
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Well, there we are, FINALLY! This was my first FAQ I have ever 
done so there is bound to be mistakes. Please email me if you 
see something that is incorrect and I will fix is ASAP. Or, you 
can suggest something to me as well and you may just see it here! 
Same goes if I missed something, shoot me an email and it'll be 
added and credit will be posted where it is due.

My email address is: inviso87@hotmail.com

You can also leave a post on the forum if you wanted to, I won't 
stop you and I check there fairly often anyway.

Arkanoid Copyright 1986, 2008 Taito Corporation

This document is copyright 2008 by Michael Zarro. It may not be 
posted anywhere but GameFAQs.com, Gamespot.com, neoseeker.com, 
supercheats.com, mycheats.com, or cheatcc.com.