========================================================= Super Star Soldier Walkthrough ========================================================= This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Written by: Daniel Acaba GameFAQS ID: Misfit119 Contact me at: eternalmisery718@yahoo.com System: Turbografx-16, Wii V.C Version 1.0 - 9/12/2007 This FAQ Copyright 2007 Daniel Acaba List of Sites that may host this FAQ: www.ign.com www.gamefaqs.com www.gamerstemple.com www.cheatcc.com www.gamesradar.com / www.cheatplanet.com ========================================================= Index ========================================================= 1 - Update History 2 - About This FAQ 3 - Controls 4 - Modes 5 - Items 6 - Codes 7 - Walkthrough 8 - About the Author ========================================================= 1. Update History ========================================================= v.1.0 - 9/12/2007 - FAQ Completed ========================================================= 2. About This FAQ ========================================================= I have decided to start buying up Wii Virtual Console games and writing up FAQs for them. I have decided to start with this game, an old favorite of mine. Once I get back to home I can start work on my TESIV: Oblivion and The Darkness FAQs that I have been meaning to work on for about a month now. ========================================================= 3. Controls ========================================================= Wii Remote ====================== D-Pad: Directional Movement 1 Button: Shoot 2 Button: Switch Position of Defense Item + Button: Start/Paus - Button: Select MODE / SPEED ====================== Classic Controller ====================== D-Pad: Directional Movement b Button: Shoot a Button: Switch Position of Defense Item + Button: Start/Pause - Button: Select MODE / SPEED ========================================================= 4. Mode Explanation ========================================================= By pressing the - button at the start screen you can change what mode you will be playing in when you start the game. Press the + button to actually select the mode. ====================== Normal Mode ====================== Destroy the enemies as you move through each stage. Destroy the boss to clear a stage. Collect Power-Up Units of the same color continuously to raise the level of your weapons and to raise your barrier shield. ====================== Caravan Mode ====================== Try to get the highest score you can in a 2 or 5 minute period. ====================== Score ====================== Shows your high score. ========================================================= 5. Items ========================================================= Red Orb: Multishot Blue Orb: Ring Laser Green Orb: Spread Fire Yellow Orb: Swing Fire Multi-Color Orb: Increases amount of pick-ups acquired. Green and Red Orb: Equipping 2 or more will trigger rotating defense. Blue and Red: Each one speeds up your missiles. You can only have one laser and missles OR the shield. If you pick up a missle pick up you will lose your defenses and vice versa. ========================================================= 6. Codes ========================================================= Cheat Menu =========== Left, 1, Up, 1, Right, 1, Down, 1, Left, 2, Up, 2, Right, 2, Down, 2, 1 & 2 at the same time eight times and 2 & - at the same time eight times. From here you can get things like the ability to modify the games difficulty and select whatever level you would like to play. ========================================================= 7. Walkthrough ========================================================= It is nearly impossible to do a walkthrough of the entire game step by step due to how fast things come flying at you. Instead what I will do is give you the following information: - What weapon to use to get through the stage, including how many pick ups of the weapon you should be using as well as major threats to watch out for. - How to fight the boss, including best weapon and where to keep your shields. I have also named many of the bosses, these are my own inventions so dont cite them as official or anything. Always remember that if the game is going too fast for you you can slow it down with the - Button. Also, do remember that you can take more than 1 hit before you die. Your shield will make you invulnerable wherever it is located but each time your ship is hit you will lose one upgrade off your guns. Since you can only carry four of them that means you can take four hits before dying at best. ====================== Stage 1 ====================== Weapon: Even though you can get all the weapons here (to pretty high level too except for the yellow), I suggest taking the Blue one. It is the most useful for the boss so you might want to get it now seeing as how it makes the stage easy as well. Major Threats: Most of the way through the stage metal robots will start to detach from the background. These guys take a lot of damage and they will come at the worst moment (when youre under heavy fire). Be very careful with these guys especially if your gun isnt totally upgraded. ------------------- Mini-Boss: Ourobouros ------------------- As soon as the stage begins to slow down with the blue piping in the background it is time for your first boss. This guy will come out as four orbs that grow into a giant snake like creature of orbs with a gap for your ship to fly into. Once you head inside you are trapped there. If you remain outside you are going to get killed by the constant blasts her shoots at you so get inside ASAP if not sooner. Once inside set your shields to stay at your sides and start firing straight ahead. You will not really be able to aim for the red orb (his weak spot) so just hold down the button and keep firing away. He will spin into your hits and take damage, causing him to spin faster. While he is spinning he will hurl blue orbs at you. These are large and will mess you up but if you have your shields at your side you only need to worry about the ones that come from behind while you are shooting. Simply move a bit to dodge them (but do NOT touch his body) and keep firing. He will die sooner rather than later. Best Weapon: Blue Laser (two or three power-ups) Shields: Very helpful Difficulty: 4 without shields, 2 with ------------------- The stage will continue after this fight, but little changes. You will face a deluge of missles but nothing that you shouldnt be able to easily handle. ------------------- Boss: Space Station ------------------- This big boy is a pain in the butt. He has two weak spots, one that you have to destroy to get to the second but getting to them is part of the problem. He will fire two blue beam lasers and sustain fire for about 2 seconds. Touching these is bad so youre stuck between them if you get caught there. While you are so caught he will be firing blue bouncing balls at you that are hard to avoid. This leaves you with two options: Get right in the middle and dance around while you do damage or stay on the outside and wait for his blue lasers to stop firing. Once they do, zip in and shoot his center before backing out. If you keep up this hit and run (or charge right up the middle) his turret in the front will blow up. He usually stays near the middle and right side of the screen while firing, making it a bit easier to dodge. Now hes really mad. He is going to move side to side a lot, as well as up and down while he fires both blue lasers, the bouncing balls and a new attack at you. This new attack looks like a power-up and even floats towards you like one but do not be decieved. It is a one shot kill so dodge it and keep up whatever method you were using and he will go down soon enough. Stage fin! Best Weapon: Blue Laser (Max power up) Shields: Not helpful Difficulty: 3 ====================== Stage 2 ====================== Weapon: If you still have your weapon from last stage stick with it. The only poor choice of weapon here seems to be the red one. The enemies are too freakin fast and numerous for it to kill them as quick as it needs to. Threats: There are two threats to keep your eyes open for. First are the purple steal bomber looking ships. They will come from behind you without warning and can do damage just by touching you... thats bad. You have to keep moving and give yourself space from the rear of the screen if you want to avoid them. They will start shooting once they get most of the way across the screen so take them out ASAP. The second are the underwater turrets when flying across the water sections. These guys come out of nowhere and fire, usually in groups. It can be hard to dodge them so be very careful. Sadly upgraded missiles are of more help with this than the shields are. ------------------- Boss: Submarine ------------------- This guy is actually really easy, especially if you have the missiles. He only has three attacks: Four missles, two fired from each side, a four shot burst out of the front and a twin blue laser from the front as well. As you can guess staying to his sides is all thats required. You are aiming for his body, the spot that has the bright green orb on it. Simply keep staying to the side, hit him when you can and shoot down his missles when you have to. Strafe past him when he gets too close to your side of the screen, firing all the while and he will die soon enough. Best Weapon: Anything with a wide spray Shields: Not useful, the Missiles are more helpful Difficulty: 3 ====================== Stage 3 ====================== Weapon: You will want to get your hands on the red weapon as soon as humanly possible. It is imperative that you get it, and upgrade it, as soon as possible so that you can fend off attacks from all directions. They will be coming quite aplenty in this level. Threats: There are, what looks like, destroyed robots littering the ground. In fact, some of these will get up and shoot at you as you approach them. This is bad since this attack is very powerful. Dodge it as best you can and take them out with non-direct attacks. Also there are red headed, black bodied centipede like monsters that will zoom around the stage. These are very hard to kill so I suggest just passing over their bodies (thats safe to do) and avoiding them as best you can. Lastly, but most importantly, you will pass over a large swath of lava. As you do so twin bursts of lava will leap out and send rocks flying at you. Blast these out of the air as much as you can and then zip past them. This area takes a bit to get past so if you have the red gun it will help quite a lot here. ------------------- Scorpion ------------------- Hey, his music is kind of cool. Anyways this guy is something of a pushover so long as you move fast. He has, once again, three attacks none of which are all that threatening. One is when he moves side to side across the screen firing a green laser from his tail. While he is doing this you need to hit his red and green face, but hes only vulnerable when his pincers are open. Be careful of his tail since it moves independantly of his body. Secondly he will attempt to fire a green burst at you that, when hit, blows up into three small shots. If you have the missiles these are negligable. Lastly he will attempt to stab you with his tail so simply put some distance between you and him when he stops his moving around since that is when he does the tail stab and green burst. Best Weapon: Irrelevant. Shields: Not useful, the Missiles are more helpful. Difficulty: 2 ====================== Stage 4 ====================== Weapon: Any weapon, fully upgraded although I found the red gun to make life a fair sight easier. Threats: Not only are the enemies going to be coming constantly, and rapidly, at this point but those red orbs the first boss fired at you will start to come out after a bit in packs. Dodge them as best you can. There will also be some odd green orbs that somewhat home in on you. If you have missiles they will be of great help dealing with them. There are also two giant robots that attack you part way through the stage. Do your best to stay out of their line of fire (dead middle of the bottom of the screen works) and keep hitting them as best you can until they go down. ------------------- Boss: Giant Robot ------------------- Okay, dont panic. This dude is tough until you know how to handle him. First of all take note that only his hands, head and center of his body can hurt you. While I fought him his lower body touched me several times and I never died. Secondly you need to destroy his hands, head and then body in that order or the fight will likely be too much for you. He has three attacks as well. First he will shoot off three homing green orbs. These things home in really good so move fast to dodge them since they cannot be destroyed. Secondly he will detach his arms, fire a horde of rings at you that you have to dodge and then his hands will slam into you (third attack). If you wanna survive this fight you need to take out one hand first, then the other. This will leave him with just the green orb attack. You should be able to pick him apart after that. Best Weapon: Blue Laser (as upgraded as possible) Shields: Either the shield, at your sides or the missiles will help Difficulty: 4 ====================== Stage 5 ====================== Weapon: Frankly, whatever you can keep your hands on. The green laser works the best but its going to be hard not to lose it here. Threats: This entire level is a threat. Part way through the stage you will be thrust into what seems to be a space glacier. There are ice asteroids moving around and enemies moving through it as well. Your best weapons here are the green laser and your shields. Without the shields you will likely die but with them you can use them as a ram to kill your enemies, and the asteroids, faster than you can with any gun. Use them to your advantage. Be very careful of the small orange laser beams that will be getting fired at you from some of the ice asteroid tips. These will make the stage fairly harrowing. ------------------- Boss: Brain / Serpent ------------------- This thing is pure unadulteraed hell on wheels. At first it isnt so bad. It is simply going to move around the screen, lobbing off red balls that bounce all over the screen and waving his tentacles around every so often. The tentacles can kill you but otherwise they simply block your shots. The real threat comes from the orbs and you will likely have to do some tricky flying to dodge them. Once he takes enough damage to his green eye in the center of the pink, he will change shape. Now you have to fight the serpent whose only attack is to home in on you really good and try to ram you. You have to move around and blow the metal plating off of all his sections except for the head and tail. This is easier said than done but simply stick with it and he will be made vulnerable. Once that is done you need to hit him in the head but he will be moving faster than before and firing off small yellow orbs that try to hit you while he himself is trying to ram you once again. This gets a bit dicey but if you are quick, and careful, you should be able to take him out. If you have extra ships (your icon in the bottom right corner of the screen is yellow) it will help out quite a bit. Best Weapon: Anything thats been upgraded Shields: Totally useless, Use missiles instead Difficulty: 5+ ====================== Stage 6 ====================== Weapon: You will get more upgrades for the red laser in this level than any other weapon, so use that. Its also the most useful thanks to its spread of shots all around your character. Threats: This entire level is a threat and one of the worst so far. The enemies are going to spawn in right next to you, things are going to be shot at you at high speed, there are flaming rocks that when you blow up become smaller and faster rocks that go for you and there will be more enemies on-screen than you likely thought possible in a game from the early 90's. Cope as best you can but beware, this is one of the hardest sections to survive. ------------------- Mini-Boss: Tentacle Core ------------------- This boss isnt all that hard so long as you have either the red gun upgraded enough to shoot out your sides, or the shields (missiles are more useful for the boss himself but you need something to stop his attacks). He will spin all over the place trying to hit you with his green tentacles and then he will stop pull his tentacles in and fire off a spike missile in every direction. All you have to do is keep dodging his attacks and hitting his core when at the right moment and he will go down. If youre fast enough, and have the right upgrades you should do this in no time. Best Weapon: Any that have been upgraded (likely the red) Shields: Useless, get the missiles instead Difficulty: 3 ------------------- Now youre going to be in a long corridor and things will be flying at your face faster than you thought possible. Try to hold it together, youre almost done with the stage. Keep on shooting them down but dont try to destroy the grate things that release the red birds, theyre too hard to blow up and you will be better off keeping the actual enemies off your tail. Grabbing the upgrades to cause explosions will help get you reprieves here. ------------------- Boss: Orbiting Core ------------------- This boss appears as a giant green orb with a red eye in the middle surrounded five orbiting spheres. He isnt hard so much as he is obnoxious. He only has the typical three attacks but theyre worse than anything you faced before. First he will shoot two homing missiles at you that fly until they near the bottom of the screen and then turn around and come after you. They wont stop until they are destroyed. Second, his spheres around him will pulse out and try to ram you, so thats a nice one that can do some damage. Lastly he will fire a barrage of circular objects at you that are hard to dodge and are more or less one-shot kills for you. Wonderful. You can only hurt his orb in the middle so you have to keep moving around, try to dodge the missiles and his attacks while getting shots through his spinning orbs. This will take awhile and might even take a controller or two but it can be done... with time and effort. The best strategy that I was able to come up with is to move around the stage in a upside down U shape. When he moves forward and tries to hit you go up and over him and then back down on the other side, doing your best to always stay close to the sides of the screen. This should give you enough space to dodge his orb attacks and his pulsating spheres. If you have the missiles they will do the lions share of your work here, destroying his missiles and hurting him but it will still take awhile so be patient. Best Weapon: Anything youve kept your hands on this far Shields: Very useful in deflecting his missiles Difficulty: 5 ====================== Stage 7 ====================== Weapons: Either the red or blue laser at their most upgraded will help you to get through this with the least amount of hair pulling. Threat: You shouldnt have too hard of a time out here so long as you are using an upgraded laser. The enemies are going to come constantly and in a thick mass so you have to be careful and ready for them. At random intervals a red and white laser beam will fly across the screen from top to bottom. Simply dodge these things or you will be in some serious trouble. Near the end of the stage, as you fly over the ship, you will see some turrets that fire shots off at you. You should take them out ASAP to reduce the amount of stuff flying at you from the enemies. ------------------- Mini-Boss: Battleship ------------------- This guy is a pushover. So long as you took out the other turrets all he can do is fire a batch of red orbs at you with no tracking ability and they move slow. Simply keep doding around them, or in the middle of waves of them, and you will have no problem with this. He dies easily enough. Best Weapon: Anything, preferably the blue or red laser. Shields: Missiles are more helpful than shields here. Difficulty: 1 ------------------- Now you are inside the ship, lucky you. Essentially this is the same as the outside of the ship, there are going to be bucketloads of enemies flying at you trying to destroy you and thats about it. The only thing that you need to watch out for are the greyish square shaped obstructions. When you see them fly past them as soon as possible or they will close on you, forcing you to take damage to get past since they are indestructible. Not cool. ------------------- Boss: Twin Spiders ------------------- These guys are pretty easy as well, they only have a bit of surprise factor and then thats about it. They only have two attacks, a batch of orbs like the boss on the outside and every so often they will fire a rain of orange lasers down at you. Simply dodge these and keep firing at them to keep pushing them back and they will die eventually. Best Weapon: Red Laser Shields: Missiles are more useful here. Difficulty: 2 ------------------- The stage isnt actually over now that you have beaten the boss, you have to escape from the ship. Essentially large blocks are going to be in your way and there will be pillars shooting out from the walls trying to hit you and you are going to have to dodge them all to escape the ship before it blows. Simply try to keep your eyes peeled and stay near the middle of the screen this way you can react fast enough to dodge them. Near the end the pillars will close up the path on you totally so try to dodge past them and get out of this crazy place. ====================== Stage 8 ====================== Weapon: The blue laser seems to be of most help during the early portions of the stage. Threats: Nothing so much for the initial stretch of the stage is going to be that big of a problem (especially after the last stage) but things get weird sooner rather than later. ------------------- Mini-Boss: Deployer ------------------- Your ship will start flying backwards when this fight starts. Technically this isnt a fight so much as it is you having to blow the living crud out of the ships that are going to be getting sent out after you by the weird orifice type things. Keep moving and shooting the ships that get released after you, it can get pretty hectic so keep on your toes. Eventually it will come up behind you and start deploying more enemies. Move around as needed and when applicable let your missiles do the work for you. Survive for a few minute and it will end. Best Weapon: The blue laser is the most help here (especially if you have it upgraded to the point of shooting the wide spray attack). Shields: They help, as will missiles, so its your pick. Difficulty: 2 ------------------- That wasnt all that bad, but the stage is going to continue now, so dont let your guard down. Keep moving as necessary and do your best to stick with your chosen gun when you are deluged with pick-ups. Soon enough you will have to blitzkrieg past a series of bosses you fought earlier all over again. It goes from one fight into the next. ------------------- Mini-Boss: Scorpion Mk.2 ------------------- This is essentially the same exact fight as last time except he has less health and he moves a lot faster. Simply fight him exactly as you did the last one and he should pose no problem. Best Weapon: Any Shields: Missiles are preferred. Difficulty: 1 ------------------- Mini-Boss: Space Station Mk.2 ------------------- Just like the Scorpion boss he is mostly the same as before except that he can now fire from his cannon before you destroy it and his red orbs, in his second form, have a wide range they move in. Nothing you shouldnt be able to handle easily so get to kicking his butt. Best Weapon: Blue laser works best. Shields: Missiles are preferred. Difficulty: 1 ------------------- Mini-Boss: Giant Robot Mk.2 ------------------- As before he is just a bit faster but seems to have less health, meaning that he is a pushover. Simply open fire on one hand and then the other before you take out his head. You should have no problem dodging his attacks after some of the other situations you have had to deal with. Once his body is blown you can move on to the next boss. Best Weapon: Blue laser will hurt all of his weak spots at once. Shields: Missiles are preferred. Difficulty: 2 ------------------- You will get to go through a bit of the stage for now, and pick up some more weapon upgrades before the next boss fights. ------------------- Mini-Boss: Orbiting Core Mk.2 ------------------- He fights exactly the same as before except he doesnt move in as predictable a pattern which makes him nearly as hard. Do your best and use the same strategy as before but you will likely need an extra ship or two to survive. Best Weapon: Any upgraded Shields: Missiles or Shield are equally useful. Difficulty: 5 ------------------- Mini-Boss: Brain/Serpent Mk.2 ------------------- Now the bosses actually seem to be getting a bit harder. This guy will fight almost exactly the same as before except he stays lower on the screen and moves his tentacles around a lot more. This gives you less room to dodge in and makes it far more likely you get hurt by his waving tentacles. The same strategy applies but its going to be frustrating. The same thing goes for his second form, his speed has been increased, as has the speed of his orbs he fires, but overall he isnt much different. Best Weapon: Any upgraded Shields: Missiles are more important. Difficulty: 4 ------------------- Final Boss: Space Cruiser ------------------- Its time for the final fight of the game. This guy is one tough cookie and he has more than a few dangerous attacks. First off he will fire a series of missiles at you, making the lower half of the screen really dangerous to even try flying around in. Try getting to the upper area of the screen to avoid these. Next he will fire a batch of white bullets that will spread out across the screen in your direction. Move between them to dodge these. He will be moving all over the screen while he fires these at you non-stop so dont let him or his attacks touch you. The only way that you can hurt this little pain in the rear is to target the pinkish/purplish spot on the front of the ship. This is easier said than done since you need to do this while avoiding his missiles and energy balls. After you do enough damage he will look like hes dying and retreat off of the back of the screen. When he comes back he will have shed some of his armor and will have two giant guns aimed right at you. While these blasts are dangerous you can stay between them and keep firing at the nose of the ship. Most of his other blasts wont hit you here, but they are guaranteed to hit you if you dont stay there so its best to just suck it up and stay between the two lasers and try to get this stage of the fight over with. Next up the nose falls off and reveals the rear of the ship. Now he will be firing white blasts at you in a fairly easily avoidable manner. Stay between them carefully and keep firing at the turret of the ship. It will fire off the occasional blast at you and it will also hurl off rings at you but you should be able to avoid both of these. Keep shooting until the turret gets destroyed. Now you need to target the red exposed brain but this is where it gets weird. The barrels that fire the white blasts at you will occasionally start moving towards the middle of the screen meaning that you will die if you stay there. At this point it is imperative that you retreat to either side and then move to the middle again once it stops. This will keep happening so you have to get up a rhythm of moving in, shooting, moving out and hiding and then repeating. It will, on occasion, have the panels on its back flare up and fire lightning at you but these are easy to see coming and avoid. Soon enough you will destroy the rest of the ship and then its just you and the motherbrain. The brain is actually fairly simple to fight. All it does is move around the screen and fire off rings and pieces of itself at you. To beat it all you need to do is stay up on it and keep pounding it with attacks. You will destroy the brain pieces before it can throw them at you and if you have the green laser it will likely destroy the rings AND hurt the brain. Just keep on firing and it will die soon and you have beaten the game. Congratulations! Best Weapon: Green laser as upgraded as possible. Shields: Missiles are more important. Difficulty: 5 ========================================================= 8. About the Author ========================================================= My name is Daniel Acaba, I live in Groton, Connecticut and I am 24 years old. I am a huge video game fan, although I dont have the time to play as much anymore. I love writing reviews, but Im going to start trying to do more FAQs as well. So far Ive written the following FAQs: Genji: Days of the Blade - PS3 Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - PS3 Bloodrayne 2 Boss FAQ - Xbox Sims 2 Career FAQ - PC TES IV: Oblivion - PS3 Resistance: Fall of Man - PS3 Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus Boss FAQ - PS2 Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony - PSP Brave Story New Traveler - PSP Super Star Soldier - Wii Ninja Gaiden Sigma - PS3 Lair - PS3 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army - PS2 Dawn of Mana - PS2 Two Worlds - XBox 360 Conan - PS3 I am currently working on: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 - PS2 Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - PC Shin Megami Tensei (Aeon Genesis Translation) - SNES