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Major League Eating FAQ/Walkthrough Final Version
By kirbyparufo  
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1. Introduction
2. Updates
3. Controls
4. Basics
5. Power-ups
6. Types of Food
7. Eaters 
8. Walkthrough (Single Player Mode)
9. Wifi/Versus Modes
10. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
11. Contact

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1.	Introduction
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Major League Eating: The Game is a game based on the "sport" of the
same name. Your main objective is to stuff your face full of more
food than you would think be possible and try to vomit (in-game) in
the process. This guide covers every aspect of the game. All control
descriptions were taken from the Operations Guide.

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2.	Updates
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Final Version (9/21/08) - Updated the Eaters section a bit.

Final Version (9/15/08) - FAQ Completed

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3.	Controls
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Here are the Controls for the game.

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Menus
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A Button - Select

B Button - Cancel

Wii Remote Control Pad - Change what you want to select

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In-Game
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B Button - Chew
1/2 Buttons - Chew (if sideways)

Left or Right (Up or Down if sideways) 
on the Wii Remote Control Pad - Active left/right power-up

A Button + Shake the Wii Remote Up/Down 
(Left/Right if sideways) - Reduce Vomit in the Barf-O-Meter

Minus Button- Pause the game

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4.	Basics
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How to play the game.

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4.1	Screen Layout
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In the top-left corner of the screen in P1's mouth. In the top-middle
corner of the screen are the scores of P1 (to the left) and P2/CPU (to
the right). Below that is the amount of time left in the current round. 
In the top-right corner of the screen in P2's/the CPU's mouth. See the 
Mouth mini-section for more info.

In the middle left part of the screen in P1's character. In the middle 
right part of the screen in P2's/the CPU's character. In the middle of 
the screen is a plate of the food you and your opponent are eating.
Power-ups can be on one of the places on the plate, as illustrated
below:

             1
            ___
           /   \
        2 /     \ 3
      ___/       \___

1- When a power-up is in space 1, either player can grab it.

2- When a power-up is in space 2, only Player 1 can grab it (is swapped
   with space 3 when the power-up Lazy Susan is used).

3- When a power-up is in space 3, only Player 2 can grab it (is swapped
   with space 2 when the power-up Lazy Susan is used).

In the left lower-middle part of the screen are P1's power-ups. Press
Left (Up if sideways) on the Wii Remote Control Pad to activate the 
left one, and Right (Down if sideways) on the Wii Remote Control Pad to 
activate the right one. In the left lower-middle part of the screen are 
P2's/the CPU's power-ups.

In the left-middle lower-middle part of the screen is P1's Barf-O-Meter.
The green fluid inside the Barf-O-Meter represents Vomit. If the Vomit
in your Barf-O-Meter reaches your mouth, you will suffer a Reversal of
Fortune and automatically lose, regardless of score. Holding the A
Button and shaking the Wii Remote Up and Down (Left and Right if 
sideways) reduces Vomit in the Barf-O-Meter. In the right-middle 
lower-middle part of the screen is P2's/the CPU's Barf-O-Meter. If you
lower your Barf-O-Meter enough in one shake, your character will burp,
raising filling your opponent's Barf-O-Meter with more vomit.

In the bottom-left corner of the screen is the name of P1's character.
In the bottom-right corner of the screen is the name of P2's/the CPU's
character.

The player with the most points at the end of a match wins. Once the
time in a match is up, each piece of food in your mouth is counted as
1 point. In the event of a tie, the Burp Off mini-game is played to
determine the winner.

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4.2	Mouth
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There are 7 sections in each mouth, and each section can contain a 
piece of food. Press the B button when your pair of mini-teeth are
over it to chew it. Each piece of food must be chewed two times to
earn a point. Eating a piece of food completely slightly fills up the
Barf-O-Meter. Some eaters can chew food more rapidly than others due
to the speed of their mini-teeth. If you bite an empty section/no
section, you'll bite your tongue and become stunned.

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4.3	Mini-Games
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Occasionally, you'll see a piece of food marked with a star. After
either player eats it, one of two mini-games begin. Mini-games do
not decrease the current time left in a round.

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4.31	Hot Potato
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Controls: Press the B Button on the Wii Remote and make a throwing
          motion towards your opponent (if holding the hot potato).
          Swing towards the hot potato as your opponent throws/hits 
          it towards you to hit it back.

Note: After the mini-game ends, the loser is temporarily stunned.

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4.32	Burp Off
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Controls: Swing the Wii Remote Up and Down to try to out-burp your 
          opponent. Somewhat small motions work best.

Note: After the mini-game ends, the loser's Barf-O-Meter fills with 
      more Vomit.

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5.	Power-ups
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This section lists the power-ups encountered throughout the game.

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Name: Mega Burp

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A sideways mushroom cloud with a 
                                 green background.

What It Does: Stuns the opponent, fills their Barf-O-Meter with more
              Vomit, and lowers your Barf-O-Meter's Vomit.
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Name: Gas Attack

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A Skull and Crossbones in a cloud 
                                 with a yellow-green background.

What It Does: Stuns the opponent and fills their Barf-O-Meter with 
              more Vomit.
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Name: Red Hot Chili Pepper

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A chili pepper with a red-orange
                                 background.

What It Does: Stuns the opponent.
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Name: Invincibility

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A Shield with a blue background.

What It Does: Prevents biting your tongue, stunning and Vomit
              rising from the Mega Burp and Gas Attack power-ups,
              stunning from the Red Hot Chili Pepper power-up,
              and losing the contents of your mouth and Vomit
              rising from the Bad Stuff power-up. Also reflects
              Burps and the Mega-Burp power-up.              
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Name: Antacid

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A pill with a pink background.

What It Does: Lowers Vomit in your Barf-O-Meter and prevents
              stunning if the Red Hot Chili Pepper power-up is
              used against you.
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Name: Lazy Susan

What It Looks Like on the Plate: Two arrows with a dark blue
                                 background.

What It Does: 

From the Basics Section:

In the middle of the screen is a plate of the food you and your 
opponent are eating. Power-ups can be on one of the places on the 
plate, as illustrated below:

             1
            ___
           /   \
        2 /     \ 3
      ___/       \___

1- When a power-up is in space 1, either player can grab it.

2- When a power-up is in space 2, only Player 1 can grab it (is swapped
   with space 3 when the power-up Lazy Susan is used).

3- When a power-up is in space 3, only Player 2 can grab it (is swapped
   with space 2 when the power-up Lazy Susan is used).

Tips: Use it when a power-up is on your opponent's side of the plate or
      the Bad Stuff power-up is on your side of the plate.
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Name: Bad Stuff

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A Dark cloud with a brownish 
                                 background.

What It Does: Raises Vomit in your Barf-O-Meter empties your mouth.

Tips: Use the Lazy Susan power-up if it ends up on your plate.
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Name: Ketch-Up

What It Looks Like on the Plate: A red up arrow with a red arrow.

What It Does: If your score is lower than your opponent's, changes 
              your score to the same of that of your opponent. If your 
              score is higher than your opponent's, nothing.
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6.	Types of Food
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There are three types of food: Toss, Typewriter, and Cram.

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6.1	Toss Foods
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Types included: Shrimp, Jalapenos, Meatballs, and Sushi

Controls for eating: Hold the Wii Remote with the Pointer pointing
                     forward. Flick your wrist upward, keeping the Wii
                     Remote well away from your mouth and face. Do not
                     let go of the Wii Remote. If you move too slowly
                     or throw too hard, you'll toss your food in a
                     higher, slower arc.

Shrimp- Favorite food of Erik "The Red" Denmark.
Jalapenos- Favorite food of Richard "The Locust" LeFevre.
Meatballs- Favorite food of Sonya Thomas.
Sushi- Not a favorite food of any eater.

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6.2	Typewriter Foods
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Types included: Corn on the Cob, Ribs, Chicken, and Watermelon

Controls for eating: Hold the Wii Remote sideways with one hand on
                     each end. Move your hands from side to side,
                     like eating corn on the cob. When you've
                     stripped the food clean, you'll pick up another
                     piece automatically.

Corn on the Cob- Favorite food of Crazy Legs Conti.
Ribs- Favorite food of Juliet Lee.
Chicken- Not a favorite food of any eater.
Watermelon- Not a favorite food of any eater.

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6.3	Cram Foods
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Types included: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pizza, and Burritos

Controls for eating: Hold the Wii Remote with the Pointer pointing
                     forward. Lower your hand to pick up a piece of
                     food, then raise it again to put the food in
                     your mouth. Use a controlled motion, and do not
                     put the Wii Remote near your mouth or face. When
                     you've finished stuffing your face, lower your
                     hand again to pick up a new piece of food. Don't
                     move too fast - you can only cram one thing at a
                     time.

Hot Dogs- Favorite food of Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, Takeru "The Tsunami"
         Kobayashi, and The Bear.
Hamburgers- Favorite food of El Toro Jimenez.
Pizza- Favorite food of Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti.
Burritos- Favorite food of Tim "Eater X" Janus.

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7.	Eaters
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Each eater has a favorite food (eats that food faster than any other
eater) and four stat categories. Each eater's favorite food and
strongest stat (which is always maxed out) are represented by a symbol 
when selecting characters. Here are the four stats and their 
representation symbols.

Eating Speed: The speed that an eater stuffs food into their mouths.
              Represented by a fork and stopwatch.
Jaw Power: The speed of a player's mini-teeth set, I think.
           Represented by a mouth chewing... something.
Barf-O-Meter: The rate that an eater's Barf-O-Meter fills up.
              Represented by an iron stomach.
Jiggle Speed: The rate that an eater's Barf-O-Meter loses Vomit
              while shaking the Wii Remote Up/Down (Left/Right if 
              sideways).
              Represented by a person dancing.

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Name: Crazy Legs Conti
Eating Speed: Medium
Jaw Power: Medium-Low
Barf-O-Meter: Max (Strongest Stat)
Jiggle Speed: Low
Favorite Food: Corn
Description: An all-around eater whose strong stomach makes him a
             good choice for beginners.
My Opinion: Strong Stomach eaters are probably the best class.
            Probably the best beginner character, and one of the
            best overall.
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Name: Erik "The Red" Denmark
Eating Speed: Max (Strongest Stat)
Jaw Power: Low
Barf-O-Meter: Medium
Jiggle Speed: Medium-Low
Favorite Food: Shrimp
Description: A Berserker in battle like his viking ancestors, he
             accelerates quickly but his stomach is a little
             unstable.
My Opinion: He eats fast, but that's about it.
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Name: Juliet Lee
Eating Speed: Medium-Low
Jaw Power: Medium
Barf-O-Meter: Low
Jiggle Speed: Max (Strongest Stat)
Favorite Food: Ribs
Description: Don't be deceived by her lady-like appearance. Juliet is
             and aggressive eater who overwhelms her opponents with
             powerful burps.
My Opinion: She eats surprisingly fast and a good Jiggle Speed is
            always welcome.
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Name: El Toro Jimenez
Eating Speed: Low
Jaw Power: Max (Strongest Stat)
Barf-O-Meter: Medium-Low
Jiggle Speed: Medium
Favorite Food: Hamburgers
Description: Some say his bark is worse than his bite, but his gas is
             the most dangerous of all.
My Opinion: One of the worst eaters. Low eating speeds are never good,
            regardless of how good you are otherwise.
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Name: Tim "Eater X" Janus
How to Unlock: Complete the Single Player Mode with Crazy Legs Conti.
Eating Speed: Medium-Low
Jaw Power: Medium
Barf-O-Meter: Low
Jiggle Speed: Max (Strongest Stat)
Favorite Food: Burritos
Description: This mysterious eater wears a mask to hide his inner
             torment. When he eats burritos, he unleashes that torment
             in an explosive mix of gas and spicy burps.
My Opinion: Would be the worst eater, but El Toro wins that award.
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Name: Sonya Thomas
How to Unlock: Complete the Single Player Mode with Erik "The Red"
               Denmark.
Eating Speed: Low
Jaw Power: Max (Strongest Stat)
Barf-O-Meter: Medium-Low
Jiggle Speed: Medium
Favorite Food: Meatballs
Description: Known as "The Black Widow" for her strength across the
             board, her strong defense makes her difficult to defeat
             with attacks alone.
My Opinion: UGH. After much experimentation, I found that she is WORSE
            than El Toro Jimenez. Regardless of her stats, I think she
            has the worst Barf-O-Meter in the game.
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Name: Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
How to Unlock: Complete the Single Player Mode with Juliet Lee.
Eating Speed: Medium
Jaw Power: Medium-Low
Barf-O-Meter: Max (Strongest Stat)
Jiggle Speed: Low
Favorite Food: Jalapenos
Description: An experienced eater with a durable stomach that allows
             him to dominate in the dangerous jalapeno contests.
My Opinion: Is exactly the same as Crazy Legs Conti, but with a
            different look and favorite food.
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Name: Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
How to Unlock: Complete the Single Player Mode with El Toro Jimenez.
Eating Speed: Low
Jaw Power: Max (Strongest Stat)
Barf-O-Meter: Medium-Low
Jiggle Speed: Medium
Favorite Food: Pizza
Description: A hot-headed young eater with fire in his belly, he eats
             at a furious pace and excels in all kinds of attacks.
             Defense is his weakness.
My Opinion: The Eating Speed stat seems lower than it should be. A
            decent eater.
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Name: Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
How to Unlock: Complete the Single Player Mode with Patrick "Deep Dish"
               Bertoletti.
Eating Speed: Max (Strongest Stat)
Jaw Power: Low
Barf-O-Meter: Medium
Jiggle Speed: Medium-Low
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Description: As of 2007, the world champion of hot dogs. Joey is a very
             fast eater with all-around strength.
My Opinion: His worse than advertised Barf-O-Meter and Jiggle speed are
            a bad combination, but a monster if you can get past that.
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Name: The Bear
How to Unlock: Complete the Single Player Mode with Patrick "Deep Dish"
               Bertoletti.
Eating Speed: ?
Jaw Power: ? (Strongest Stat)
Barf-O-Meter: ?
Jiggle Speed: ?
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Description: No Description.
My Opinion: A monster eater. Seriously, I've gotten to 302 points in
            one round with this thing. However, it has and abysmal
            jiggle speed, which is definitely its weakness.
Odd Info:

- Can only be used in Versus Mode (Not online).
- Hot Dogs are automatically the food in a match The Bear is used.
- No mini-games occur in a match with The Bear.
- A tie at the end of a match result in a win for the Bear.
- The Bear cannot bite its tongue.
- The Bear can eat two pieces of food in one bite, and only needs to
  chew food once to completely eat it and collect a point.
- The Bear cannot user power-ups.
- The Bear cannot burp after lowering its Barf-O-Meter by a certain
  amount.
- To lower The Bear's Barf-O-Meter, hold the A button and shake the
  Wii remote Right and Left.
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Name: Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi
How to Unlock: Not a playable character.
Eating Speed: Max (Strongest Stat)
Jaw Power: Low
Barf-O-Meter: Medium
Jiggle Speed: Medium-Low
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Description: A living legend and a force to be reckoned with. You'll
             need to master all of your gustatory skills to defeat him.
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8.	Walkthrough (Single Player Mode)
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How to beat the Single Player Mode. General matches are listed first,
followed by the order that you face characters for each individual 
character. The food in every match is the favorite food of the
opposing character for extra challenge.

NOTE: To make your opponent have a Reversal of Fortune (vomit) to 
      automatically win a match, hit them with 2-4 Gas/Burp attacks in 
      a row. After a mini-game (to a larger degree, Burp Off), this is 
      especially easy to do. DO NOT attempt if the opponent has the 
      Invincibility power-up ready or active.

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Name: Crazy Legs Conti
Strategy: Not hard at all. It's unlikely you'll get him to suffer a
          Reversal Of Fortunate, but he's easy enough that you won't 
          need it.

Name: Erik "The Red" Denmark
Strategy: Like all toss food matches, you'll probably outscore your
          opponent 2 to 1. Either way, it's easy to make Erik
          suffer a Reversal of Fortune.

Name: Juliet Lee
Strategy: A hard fight. It is probably a little easier to win with a
          Reversal of Fortune.

Name: El Toro Jimenez
Strategy: Brutal if encountered in match #5 or #6, easy as cake 
          otherwise. Reversal Fortunate your way to victory.

Name: Tim "Eater X" Janus
Strategy: Not too hard any way you look at it.

Name: Sonya Thomas
Strategy: Another Toss Food match, another easy victory. VERY easy to
          give her a Reversal of Fortune.

Name: Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
Strategy: Another Toss Food match, another easy victory. It's hard to
          give him a Reversal of Fortune, and you don't need it.

Name: Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
Strategy: If you're quick, you should out-eat him. If you must, give
          him a Reversal of Fortune.

Name: Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
Strategy: Incredibly hard to out-eat, but not too hard to give a
          Reversal of Fortune.

Name: Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi
Strategy: Unless you are the best gamer in existence, don't try to
          out-eat him. Giving him a Reversal of Fortune is surprisingly
          easy.
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8.1	Crazy Legs Conti
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Sonya Thomas
2. Tim "Eater X" Janus
3. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
4. Juliet Lee
5. El Toro Jimenez
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.2	Erik "The Red" Denmark
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Sonya Thomas
2. Tim "Eater X" Janus
3. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
4. Crazy Legs Conti
5. El Toro Jimenez
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.3	Juliet Lee
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Sonya Thomas
2. Tim "Eater X" Janus
3. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
4. Crazy Legs Conti
5. Erik "The Red" Denmark
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.4	El Toro Jimenez
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Sonya Thomas
2. Tim "Eater X" Janus
3. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
4. Juliet Lee
5. Erik "The Red" Denmark
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.5	Tim "Eater X" Janus
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Sonya Thomas
2. Crazy Legs Conti
3. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
4. Erik "The Red" Denmark
5. El Toro Jimenez
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.6	Sonya Thomas
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Erik "The Red" Denmark
2. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
3. El Toro Jimenez
4. Tim "Eater X" Janus
5. Juliet Lee
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.7	Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Tim "Eater X" Janus
2. El Toro Jimenez
3. Sonya Thomas
4. Crazy Legs Conti
5. Juliet Lee
6. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.8	Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Crazy Legs Conti
2. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
3. El Toro Jimenez
4. Juliet Lee
5. Erik "The Red" Denmark
6. Sonya Thomas
7. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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8.8	Joey "Jaws" Chestnut
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Opposing Eater Order:

1. Juliet Lee
2. Erik "The Red" Denmark
3. Tim "Eater X" Janus
4. Richard "The Locust" LeFevre
5. Crazy Legs Conti
6. Sonya Thomas
7. Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti
8. Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi

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9.	Wifi/Versus Modes
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Besides the Single Player mode, there are also Versus Mode and a few
nice Nintendo Wi-Fi options.

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9.1	Versus Mode
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NOTE: Two Wii remotes must be on at the same time for the Versus Mode
option to be on.

In Versus Mode, you and one of you friends can have a standard 2 minute
match together. Unless one of you selects The Bear as your character,
you can select the type of food to eat, including 3 foods not favored
by any character and not found the Single Player Mode (Sushi, Chicken,
and Watermelon). You can use any unlocked eater from the Single Player
Mode here. This is also the only game mode where The Bear is playable 
(if unlocked).

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9.2	Nintendo Wifi Modes
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After connecting to Nintendo Wifi, there are three things you can do:

Play Friend- At the top of the screen is your friend code. Here, you
             can add or play against friends. The Friend Code Roster
             has room for 64 codes.

Find Match- Search for an opponent to fight online randomly.

Leaderboards- See the top scores of other MLE:TG players, and see
              where you place.

To my knowledge, you can use any character besides The Bear online,
even if you haven't unlocked them. This DOES NOT include Takeru 
Kobayashi. I'm also going to warn you that you will rarely find a
match online, since this isn't exactly the most popular game out
there.

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10.	FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
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Q: How do I unlock Takeru Kobayashi?
A: You don't. Takeru Kobayashi isn't an unlockable character.

Q: How do I beat The Bear when I'm playing a friend?
A: You practically HAVE to get The Bear to have a Reversal of Fortune
   to beat it. The Bear cannot shake to reduce its vomit meter well at 
   all.

Q: How do I unlock/beat *insert fighter here*?
A: Look in a fighter's section to find out how to unlock them. The
   walkthrough section tells you all you need to know about beating
   them.

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11.	Contact
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You can email me at kirbyparufo@hotmail.com with alternate strategies, 
major typos, or any general info you may have found. Please do not send 
hate mail.