Walkthrough by bWoNg
Thunder Force VI on SuperCheats.com
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                                 THUNDERFORCE VI

                               PRESS START BUTTON

                             c)SEGA, (c)K.Matsuoka
                      Licensed by Twenty-one Tecnosoft Div.

                                 (c)bWoNg 2008
                  Mytruedestiny08@yahoo.com (that is zero eight)
                                    v0.42

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I.                              PLAYER SELECT
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Check this out, Thunder Force VI -The Legend of The Wings- is here.
Some nice graphics and sounds will keep you accompany for hours and hours.
There are someu nlockable features put by the developer to add more challenge
and fun.

Stages are quite short n easy, however this game is offering nice effects and
you will want to play it again as well to unlock more ships, Time Attack Mode
and Neo Style. You should play it on a harder mode to get yourself challenged
(Hard and Maniac). Defeat the game without using any continue is another thing
but it is worth to try.

Time Attack Mode is a really nice added value for this game. It will polish up
your skills and will help you out to practice some tricks to beat the
strongest enemies. And will you ever beat the best time or could you be
the strongest and the fastest?
Long live Over Power :). Too bad you can only use it once it is a full bar.
I have a good feeling that Sega and Twenty-one Tecnosoft are binging this baby
into a brighter future. Let's wait a little more for that prove to come!

This game is a must have (collection)or must play for most of the fans,
especially for the newcomers in the shooter genre.
And it reminds me of R.Type and Contra :)~
And Do Not forget about some great shooter in the past; Ray Storm,
Ray Crisis, Thunder Force V Perfect System, Einhander (where are you now?),
Twin Cobra and Sonic Boom at the arcade, and many more.





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                                                                  CRIWARE











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II.                            GUARDIAN'S HEART
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III.                            COURSE SELECT
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Version 0.10     November 01, 2008
The beginning of everything. How to beat the Time Attack Mode. Need to put
some more details and to tidy up.

Version 0.20     November 02, 2008
Tidy up a little bit. Updates on the Time Attack strategies (Normal - Phoenix),
faster to defeat the enemies. Some corrections and unlock able features
are now included.

Version 0.30     November 04, 2008
Correction on the character width.
Added Time Attack for Syrinx in Normal and Maniac.
Added Time Attack for Rynex-R in Normal.
Added Important Notes. Corrections in Unlock ables for Ending (Bad Ending,
Ending and Good Ending) + correction in Neo Style (you can have the Syrinx
Laser Beam for Phoenix whether you are playing on
Normal?/Hard/Maniac/Neo Style,
right after you defeated the 3(three) Orn guardians at the end of Stage 5).

Version 0.35     November 06, 2008
Edit and add some secrets/unlockables.
Thanks to JusticeLordX contribution on the Reports No.1 to 11.
Update some strategies for Bosses.
Fixing the page width problem.

Version 0.40     November 09, 2008
Added some strategies and corrections on the Secrets/Unlockables.
Again fixing the width problem, oh my.

Version 0.40     November 09, 2008
Again, fixing the width problem. I hope this is going to be a successful
upload to gamefaqs.com.



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III.                            TIME ATTACK
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NORMAL MODE-NORMAL MODE-NORMAL MODE-NORMAL MODE-NORMAL MODE-NORMAL MODE-NORMAL

FIGHTER: PHOENIX

BOSS 1: GARGOYLE PERFECT

START POSITION: UPPER-RIGHT SIDE, ABOVE HIS HEAD.
WEAK SPOT: CHEST
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 03 BARS
OVER WEAPON USED : NONE
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: * A LITTLE BIT
TIME  ATTACK: 11.83 SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X11

*Be at your starting position, keep pressing [] to attack its head.
Once Gargoyle is spreading his Fire Breath you are already hitting him from
the above. He is now ready for second attack; Triangle Fire Ball.
Aim you Free Range to the right direction while you are quickly positioning
Phoenix in front of his chest, keep attacking. Move back to left screen and
when he releases the Triangle Fire Ball, you need to go up a bit, again go up
a bit to avoid the second and third layer (Keep aiming your Range Weapon
to his chest).

*He is going to repeat the Fire Breath, quickly move forward and keep
attacking his chest. Just before the Fire Breath is spread out, quickly move
a few steps diagonally to Upper-Right (or move Up), that will automatically
change the direction of Range Weapon to Down-Right side which is a perfect
aim to the chest, keep attacking (pressing []) and he will be destroyed in
no time.


BOSS 2: FLAME MAYDEN

START POSITION: UPPER-RIGHT SIDE, ABOVE HIS HEAD.
WEAK SPOT: HORN, EYE, HEAD, TAIL, LEG.
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 03 BARS * A LITTLE BIT
OVER WEAPON USED : NONE
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: ** A LITTLE BIT MORE
TIME  ATTACK: 14 SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: x16

*From above his head, keep attacking down. It is crucial! to destroy some of
the throwing rocks from below as it will give you some green replenish.
fter, position your ship close to his head while keep aiming down.
Follow him to the left and to the right. When he is ready to jump to the
left side keep attacking his body parts while moving to the upper-left corner.
You are safe there.

*Once he is landing on the ground, keep attacking down and move close to his
head. Now he is ready to jump to the right side. Move to the right so you
are aiming to the left, and quickly move to the upper-right corner.

*Once he is landing on the ground again, quickly aim down and move
close to his head. He is a goner for sure.

BOSS 3: CHERUB PURPLE

START POSITION: MIDDLE SCREEN, CLOSE TO ITS MOUTH/CORE.
WEAK SPOT: MOUTH/CORE.
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 03 BARS *** A BIT MORE
OVER WEAPON USED : NONE
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: ** A BIT MORE (*** + ** = OWx1)
TIME  ATTACK: 09SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X16

*This one is an easy task since you are going to use up a Triple Over Weapon.
The enemy will be banished in the quickest time.
Once you start hitting him, quickly use 1x Over Weapon. He will throw some
bombs at you. Clear those bombs away to get green replenish, in a few seconds
use another 1x Over Weapon to form a more bloody attack and that will erase
the next attack from Cherub Purple. Now, again in a few seconds use
1x Over Weapon. Remember to position your ship very close to the enemy to get
the quickest time.
Note:
If you are not going to waste him the fastest way then you might want to be
at the Bottom-Right Corner when he sucks the air and spread the Laser Beams.
Keep aiming to his core and remember to hold down your position (do not
release the Down directional pad). Otherwise he will suck you up to history.


BOSS 4: B3 (Barbaric-Berserk-Beast)

START POSITION: AT THE FRONT OF HIS CHEST.
WEAK SPOT: CHEST, FACE, LEG.
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%/50%
OVER WEAPON READY: 01 BAR *
OVER WEAPON USED : NONE
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: 03 Bars
TIME  ATTACK: SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X4

*You will get a few seconds of bonus time to attack him from the front.
Get close to him and use your Range Weapon. Next, he will be spreading bullets
in a pattern. Move to the left side of the screen and avoid some of those
bullets (you may want to decrease your speed to 50% to get a better grip on
your ship during this attack). Destroy the missiles attack coming at you from
his chest. This is your change to collect more green replenish.

*He is changing form into a flying airship. Get under his belly and you are
almost untouchables while keep attacking. It is easy to avoid those bullets.
Missiles attack from its chest. Aim and destroy it to get more replenish.

*The airship is moving to the right side. Please decrease your attack a little
 bit and wait for the next missiles attack. Destroy it to get green replenish.

*The attack pattern is repeating itself. You need to wait for the missiles
attack again and destroy it to get green replenish. The key point is, you need
to destroy B3 as soon as you have collected a full 4 bars of Over Weapon.
Or at least, you get 4 Bars as soon as you destroyed B3. It is all right
if you have at least 3   Bars since you will get another  Bar by defeating
Boss no. 5 and Boss no. 6A.

Note:
*Be careful of his Last Breath attack, It will take up half the screen and
you need to be at the bottom screen to be safe.
*If you are not going to take him down quickly, then you have the chance to
restore your OW Bars to the fullest (6 Bars) or to any quantity that fits you


BOSS 5: KIN3-COOL

START POSITION: MIDDLE-LEFT SCREEN, AIMING FOR HIS CHEST.
WEAK SPOT: CHEST.
WEAPON USED: HUNTER/BLADE
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 04 BARS
OVER WEAPON USED : 2(TWO) BARS
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: ** A BIT MORE
TIME  ATTACK: 06SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X16

*Once your Hunter Weapon is start responding to him, use 2x Over Weapon and
keep moving Down your ship a little bit by a little bit (tapping Down
directional button continuously by a timely manner). The enemy will make a
sound and shoot his weapon in high speed, but thanks to your movement (you are
keep moving a little by little), you will be placing yourself at the
middle of his attack, thus you are safe. Once you are safe, stop tapping
the direction. And start tapping again once he is ready to attack. Keep doing
that and in a few seconds, the victory is yours.

**You are welcome to use 1xOW for Blade (or any First Weapon). And actually
you do not have to keep tapping down to escape from him. Try to tapping Down
for the first run and avoid his first attack. Now, you need to tapping Up so
you will be avoiding his second attack. Move forward a bit to give him the
last second. He is a goner!


BOSS 6A: ORN EMPEROR - ENGAGE

START POSITION: MIDDLE SCREEN, AIMING FOR THE CENTER OF THE EGG.
WEAK SPOT: CENTER PART.
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 02 BARS (+ 02 LIVES)
OVER WEAPON USED : None.
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: * A LITTLE BIT
TIME  ATTACK: SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X11

*This one is a sitting duck, just keep hitting and the Orn Emperor will be free







BOSS 6B: ORN EMPEROR 1

START POSITION: MIDDLE-LEFT SCREEN, AIMING FOR THE EYE.
WEAK SPOT: EYE, STOMACH, TAIL.
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 02 BARS (+ 02 LIVES)
OVER WEAPON USED : 02 BARS
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: * A LITTLE BIT
TIME  ATTACK: SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X

*For the last 2 bosses, and you still got 2 lives in stock. We are going to
make a good use of that Over Weapon and get a benefit for the Time Attack
record.


*Quickly get close to his face and use 1x OW, wait a few seconds and use
another 1x OW. Put up a good fight here and get close to him at any possible
time. He will give up in a short time.

*His attack contains of:
1. Red Laser Beam.
   This one is pretend to be a homing beam, however it will move to its own
   direction and slightly bend its way to get to you only if you are close to
   it.
2. Yellow Pellets.
   It is a spread attack of some Yellow Pellets coming at your way.
   You can clear it by your Range Weapon. Nothing to worry about.
3. Round Shape Beam.
   These ones are aiming at your last position and its size is taking up a
   larger area so you need to be careful a little bit.
4. Straight Boomerang.
   A layer of Boomerangs are getting ready at the right side of the screen.
   It will zap at you in high speed. You need to find an empty space between
   them in order to avoid. For the last layer, get to the bottom of the screen
5. Blue Laser.
   4 Laser Beam aiming at 8(eight) directions. It moves either clockwise or
   counter clockwise and it keeps you inside while the Boss is keep attacking
   you.


BOSS 6C: ORN MANTRA (THE FINAL BATTLE)

START POSITION: MIDDLE-LEFT SCREEN, AIMING FOR THE FACE.
WEAK SPOT: FACE.
WEAPON USED: FREE RANGE WEAPON
SPEED: 75%
OVER WEAPON READY: 00 BAR * (+ 02 LIVES)
OVER WEAPON USED : 03 BARS + 03 BARS
OVER WEAPON REPLENISH: * (A LITTLE BIT)
TIME  ATTACK: SECONDS
BONUS ATTACK: X15

*Now, if you wish to record for the Time Attack. I suggest to sacrifice your
first ship since it does not have any stock of Over Weapon.

*You are now in control of your second ship with 03 Bars of Over Weapon.

*His attack contains of:
1. Fire Burst.
   This is a quick attack from the Boss. You will get a limited space to escape
   Use your 3x OW , one at a time by a few seconds delay. You need to keep
   avoiding those Fire Burst.

2. Since you are already used up 3x OW, the Boss is getting mad at you.
   And what will you do to cool him down is to hit your ship directly to his
   big head. Kaboom.
   That was perfectly cooling down the Fire Burst. The Boss is sending you his
   full screen of Yellow Pellets and you will find it so fine to stand still
   by the protection of your Range Weapon.
3. That's it, the Boss is finally giving you his real Homing Purple Beam.

*You are now in control of your Third/last ship with 03 Bars of Over Weapon.
The moment your last ship is show up on the screen, get close to the Boss and
use 3x OW , one at a time by a few seconds delay.
The problem is, (while the Pellets are keep coming)those Purple Beams are
aiming at you and while you are wasting up your Over Weapon, and you are at
such a low speed (25%). This time you need to be really careful.
Try to go up and down as the Purple Beams are approaching at you.
Or else, wait until all the Purple Beams are gone, then use 3x OW.

4. Fire Burst Canon
   This one is bursting 8 ways and form a continuous Fire Burst shots in a very
   high speed. Luckily, it is aiming to a different direction from your ship.
   You just need to focus on attacking the Boss.

*At this rate you should have won the Final Battle!
Congratulations :) and you will get new feature depends on what level you
are playing. Please read the unlock able section for more details.

5. If you have not finished your business with the big Boss, he is more than
   happy to keep you entertained. Please welcome the combination of Fire Burst
   Canon and a full screen of Yellow Pellets.

6. Hey, even the big Boss can get bored of your ship, so he is sending you
   his favorite combination of Yellow Pellets + Blue Bullets + Red Bullets.
To think of it, this is where your good skill is tested, or not :)
You will need to be in the 'middle' of the crisis to shout our the
perfect solution. Now that is a shortcut I am looking for.

Important Tips:
*His four legs is not going to give you any trouble at all. You are free to
 maneuver your ship to avoid his attacks. This is really useful to escape his
 Homing attack.

My Current Best Time for Phoenix in Normal Mode is: 02:39:61











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Important Notes:
1.Sometimes the [] button is not working on the next enemy/Boss,
  so you will need to press R1 (change into a different weapon)and R2
  (change back to Range Weapon) in order to activate you Free Range Weapon.
  This is becoming crucial in the Time Attack Mode since time and early
  attacking is everything. More over, you can get your ship destroyed just
  because your weapon in not working. Easy way is to press [] double time to
  make sure your weapon is working on the current stage.

2.On Time Attack Mode, you can get more and more green replenish from a certain
  enemies. You are free to collect it all but you need to consider that the
  time is ticking away. Unless you would like to have fun with the Over Weapon
  and not worrying about the time.

3.You will experience some slowdown when the screen is full or when you are
  attacking with Over Weapon. That surely will give you an advantage to clear
  your way to the winning.

4.By using Over Weapon means you are moving at the lowest speed (25%).
  Put that into your strategy account so you will know when is the perfect
  time to unleash your Over(loaded) Weapon.

5.Some enemies/bosses are weak to a certain type of weapons.
  That will give you a Bonus Point and Time advantage.

6.In Neo Style, some enemies are attacking with different bullets and you can
  destroy those bullets coming from normal enemies (small ships, small turrets,
  etc). Bigger enemies or Bosses are more vicious and will need you to use
  Over Weapon to clear their attacks/bullets.

7.The difficulty level in Neo Style is upgraded. Bosses have new style of
  attacking such as bigger size of bullets, thus lowering your chance to
  escape.























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Secrets/Unlockables:

Types of Ending:
*Bad Ending : Finish the game in Kids or Easy difficulty.
*Ending     : Finish the game in Normal/Hard/Maniac by using Phoenix.
*Ending 2   : Finish the game in Normal by using Rynex-R or Syrinx.
*Good Ending: Finish the game in Hard/Maniac by using Rynex-R or Syrinx.

Reports No.:
You are able to get a certain Reports No. when you play the game on any
difficulty for the very first time. That means, you can only get 1(one) type
of the Reports for the rest of your play time.

*Reports No.1: Play Kids difficulty for the very first time.
               (Vasteel, Year 2161, Month 02, Day 02)
*Reports No.2: Play Easy difficulty for the very first time.
               (Vasteel)
*Reports No.3: Play Normal difficulty for the very first time.
               (Phoenix and Vasteel Technology)
*Reports No.4: Play Hard difficulty for the very first time.
               (Vasteel Technology)
*Reports No.5: Play Maniac difficulty for the very first time.
               (Vasteel Technology and Guardians)

Ships Unlocked:
*Rynex-R            : Finish the game in any difficulty by using Phoenix.
*Syrinx             : Finish the game in Normal Mode by using Rynex-R.

Features Unlocked:
*Rynex_R Score Ranking: Get Rynex-R as one of your ships.
*Syrinx Score Ranking: Get Syrinx as one of your ships.
*Time Attack Mode   : Defeat Hard Mode.
*Time Attack Ranking:Defeat Time Attack Mode
*Neo Style  : Defeat Time Attack Mode on any difficulty.
*Neo Style Ranking: Defeat Neo Style.

Wallpapers Unlocked:
Unlock new ships to add to the wallpaper at the title screen.
(3 ships in total)
*Quick Wallpaper Changing: Go to the Main Menu, get into one of the menu option
 for example Game Start, then go back (press X twice) to get back to the title
 screen. There are 3(three) different ships (Phoenix, Rynex-R, Syrinx) you
 can get.

Other Secret:
*Changing the Reports No. by transferring data through Memory Cards:
 MC1  Reports No.3
 MC2  Reports No.4
 Disconnect MC1, Load MC2 (Reports No.4)
 MC1 reconnected, the game is loading on MC2 save data.
 Load MC1, Reports No.3 on MC1 becomes Reports No.4
 Now if you Save the data onto MC1, my Reports No.3 becomes Reports No.2.




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Normal Mode by Phoenix.


TIME ATTACK   ACCUMULATED TIME             B TIME     AV. TIME           BONUS
BOSS 1        OW=3BARS, R = *
00:11.83      (00:11:83)                   00:11.83                      X11
BOSS 2        OW=3BARS*, R = **
              (00:25:06)                                                 X16
BOSS 3        OW=3BARS***-3BARS, R = **
              (00:34:53)                                                 X16
BOSS 4        OW=1BAR, R = 3BARS
              (01:26:01)                                                 X4
BOSS 5        OW=4BARS-2BARS, R = *
-05:70-       (01:31:71)                                                 X16
BOSS 6A       OW=2BARS*, R = *
              (01:42:86)                                                 X11
BOSS 6B       OW=2BARS**-2BARS, R = *
              (02:20:40)                                                 X11
BOSS 6C       OW=3BARS+3BARS, R = *
              (02:43:52)                                                 X15

My Current Best Time for Phoenix in Normal Mode is: 02:39:61




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Normal Mode by Rynex-R

STRATEGY:
*

TIME ATTACK   ACCUMULATED TIME             B TIME     AV. TIME           BONUS
BOSS 1        OW=3BARS, R = *
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 2        OW=3BARS*, R = **
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 3        OW=3BARS***-3BARS, R = **
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 4        OW=1BAR, R = 3BARS
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 5        OW=4BARS-2BARS, R = *
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 6A       OW=2BARS*, R = *
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 6B       OW=2BARS**-2BARS, R = *
              (        )                                                 X
BOSS 6C       OW=3BARS+3BARS, R = *
              (        )                                                 X

My Current Best Time for Rynex-R in Normal Mode is: 01:31:11




Normal Mode by Syrinx:

STRATEGY:
*

TIME ATTACK   ACCUMULATED TIME             B TIME     AV. TIME           BONUS
BOSS 1        OW=3BARS, R = *
              (00:12:51)                                                 X10
BOSS 2        OW=3BARS*, R = **
              (00:26:70)                                                 X16
BOSS 3        OW=3BARS***-1BAR, R = ***
              (00:39:98)                                                 X16
BOSS 4        OW=3BARS*-1BAR, R = 1BAR
              (00:43:85)                                                 X16
BOSS 5        OW=3BARS*-1BAR, R = **
              (00:48:03)                                                 X16
BOSS 6A       OW=2BARS***, R = *
              (00:54:30)                                                 X15
BOSS 6B       OW=2BARS****-2BARS, R = *
              (01:01:60), + DESTROY ONE SHIP AFTER RELEASING 2XOW!       X16
BOSS 6C       OW=3BARS+3BARS (2 SHIPS LEFT) -3BARS, R = *
              (01:09:06)                                                 X16

My Current Best Time for Syrinx in Normal Mode is: 01:09:06







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Hard Mode by Phoenix:

STRATEGY:
*

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Hard Mode by Rynex-R:

STRATEGY:
*

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Hard Mode by Syrinx:

STRATEGY:
*


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Maniac Mode by Phoenix:

STRATEGY:
*

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Maniac Mode by Rynex-R:

STRATEGY:
*


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Maniac Mode by Syrinx:

STRATEGY:
*


TIME ATTACK   ACCUMULATED TIME             B TIME     AV. TIME           BONUS
BOSS 1        OW=3BARS, R = *
              (00:12:61)                                                 X11
BOSS 2        OW=3BARS*, R = **
              (00:29:13)                                                 X15?
BOSS 3        OW=3BARS***-1BAR, R = ***
              (00:38:65)                                                 X16
BOSS 4        OW=3BARS*-1BAR, R = ****
              (01:36:15)                                                 X?
BOSS 5        OW=3BARS-1BAR, R = **
              (01:40:28)                                                 X16
BOSS 6A       OW=2BARS**, R = *
              (01:46:38)                                                 X15
BOSS 6B       OW=2BARS***-2BARS, R = *
              (01:53:70), + DESTROY ONE SHIP AFTER RELEASING 2XOW!       X16
BOSS 6C       OW=3BARS+3BARS (2 SHIPS LEFT) -3BARS, R = *
              (02:09:08)  + DESTROY TWO SHIPS, EACH CARRYING 1XOW!       X16

My Current Best Time for Syrinx in Normal Mode is: 02:09:08


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THUNDER FORCE VI -THE LEGEND OF THE WINGS-
TO BE CONTINUED