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          Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Nappa FAQ  (PS2)

                            Written by Daniel Byrne

                        (c) Copyright Backtrak 2008

                              Developer: Spike
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->Version history<-
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21/01/2008- Character FAQ for Nappa is now ready for submission.




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21/01/2008- Upgarded Character FAQ to version 0.75

21/01/2008- First re-vision & minor mistakes corrected.

21/01/2008- Completed all other sections with detailed information regarding
            Nappa.

20/01/2008- Resumation of Nappa Character FAQ, slight corrections & further
            expansion of FAQ.

16/01/2008- Added Nappa's red potara password.

15/01/2008- Early review, taking a break to finish further character FAQ's
            will resume Nappa FAQ ASAP.

14/01/2008- Minor FAQ tweaks, change of original layout

14/01/2008- Began Nappa Character FAQ.








Contents

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  1) Introduction                                                
                                                               
  2) Character profile Nappa                                  
                                                               
  3) Why choose Nappa?                                          
                                                                
  4) Move list                                                     
                                                                 
  5) recommended Z items                
                                      
  6) Tips & stratergies                 
                                      
  7) Nappa's red potara password       
                                                                
  8) FAQ (Getting to know you)                                 
                                                                
  9) Character quotes                                             
                                                                
  10) CreditZ                                                     
                                                                
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1) Introduction
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The legendary Z fighters & the most evil of villans in the galaxy return in 
spike's latest creation in the Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 
Tenkaichi 3 on the ps2. New moves, new stages, new characters, & a whole new
soundtrack to boot, what more could you want from the latest DBZ game? I've 
decided to get some character FAQ's done due to my recent haitus period from
walkthroughs (many of which still need to be finished!) whilst i've also been
doing other projects & getting chance to enjoy some awesome & dare i say 
classic retro gaming ^_^

This walkthrough is a character FAQ & due to the numerous new moves, & tweaks
to the tenkaichi combat system, the FAQ has been primarily composed for the
purpose of getting the most if not the best out of your chosen character/s.

The character FAQ is for newcomers, beginners, & experts alike & I do hope you
will find it a useful resource for this amazing game, so let's get started

                          KAME-HA-ME-HAAAAAAA!!!



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2) Character profile:- Nappa
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(Note:Character profile is taken from the character reference libary)


Nappa is an elite Saiyan warrior.

He comes to Earth with Vegeta, searching for the Dragon Balls. When they
arrive he destroys an entire town as a greeting. He has the Saiyan 
agressiveness and love of desruction.

In the battle with the Z fighters, who were protecting the Earth, he showed
an overwhelming power that eaisily defeated Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo.

In the DragonBall GT anime he escapes from underworld and goes on a rampage
above ground where Vegeta kills him again.

 
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3) Why choose Nappa?
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Nappa may well elude alot of players both new & experienced, the fact of
the matter is he is one of the game's stalwart character's in terms of
attack, defense, & ability. The only major disadvantage to Nappa is the
speed of his smash & rush attacks which while powerful can possibly allow
your opponent an opening, but wait i hear you cry "he's useless to me!"
isn't that the whole purpose of setting your opponent up for a powerful 
counter attack thus rendering them wide open? Yes i thought so, not only
is the careful utilization of counters a plus to Nappa but after Nappa
has been distributed some much rewarding Z points he will like all other
characters & be able to move the limit of his potara slots from three to a
maximum of seven, allowing you to create one monster of a Saiyan...perhaps
even one that can surpass a Super Saiyan...ultimately Nappa has some great
moves such as blazing storm which blasts from left to right giving him a wide
arc of attack to eliminate persistant threats from afar while also being an
excellent close range fighter, easily capable of laying ruin to his opponent's
defenses in mearly seconds! That's not all, Nappa, also has another awesome 
trick up his Saiyan sleeve, that being the ability to transform in to a Great
Ape (also known as an Izaru) due to the ape like tail he posseses from his 
race. While transformed Nappa gains amazing power & defense (as if it wasn't 
good enough already but hey I ain't complaining!) & becomes very large, giant
infact! The plus side of this is that rush type special moves will not affect
Nappa whilst in this transformation nor can he be thrown be characters smaller
than him, which limits your rival/opponent to the attacks they must use in 
order to defeat you. I'd urge anyone with even a faint interest/like of the 
Saiyans to use Nappa in team battles & misson 100 or any mode you can for that
matter, putting aside his ridiculous death in DBZ/GT (not once but twice!) by
that swine Vegeta (yes, ever since Vegeta stabbed Nappa in the back i've 
disliked him & his general aura of hate etc etc) Nappa is very close to being
one of the top tier characters the game has to offer & on a personal level
I'd quite like you to kick Vegeta's butt but nevermind that now let's
see what Nappa's really made of shall we!




>->->->->->->->->->->->->
4) (A) Nappa's Move list
>->->->->->->->->->->->->
     _
Key:|_|= square button  /\ = Triangle button  O= Circle button  /\= Up  (d-pad)
                       |__|                                     \/= Down(d-pad)

______________
Special moves |
______________|

                           Ki/blast required      Command

Saiyan soul:             3 levels blast stock  L2 + O
                        

Pump up:                 1 level blast stock  L2 + /\ + O


Volcano explosion:       3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\
                                                   |__|

                       
Blazing storm:           4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\ + /\
                                                        |__|


Kapa:                    4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/ +  /\ (max power)
                                                        |__|
____________
Rush combos |
____________|
      _
Key: |_| = Square button  /\ = Triangle button  X= x button
                         |__|




Command/s                                                  Damage    Hits
_________                                                  ______    _____
 _ 
|_|                                                         360       1

 _    _ 
|_|, |_|                                                    720       2
 _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|                                               1080      3
 _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                          1580      4
 _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                     2280      5
 _    _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                2760      6
 

 _    _    _    _    _         _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,  X , |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|       5570      11


Ki blasts
_________

  /\
 |__|  (Chargeable)            180 damage

 
 /\    /\
|__|, |__|                     360  damage

 /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|                 540 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|            720 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|       900 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\   /\   /\ 
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|  1080 damage

Throw
________

X, X                 1820  damage     Hits  4




_________________
Rushing technique|
_________________|

                            _   /\
Heavy finish (chargeable)  |_|,|__|
                             _   _   /\
Rolling hammer (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|__|

                           _    _    _    /\
Blaster wave (chargeable) |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|

              _    _    _    _    /\
Heavy finish |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|

Lift strike  (chargeable) (during rush) /\ + /\
                                            |__|

Ground slash (chargeable) (during rush) \/ +  /\
                                             |__|

Auto-heavy counter        (during rush) O button



____________________
Signature technique |
____________________|
                                           
                                           _
Key:    X= X button  /\ = Triangle button |_|= Square button  O= Circle button
                    |__| 
       /\= up(d-pad)      \/= down(d-pad) <- = left(d-pad)    -> =right(d-pad)





Step in rolling hammer (chargeable)  X,  /\
                                        |__|

Step in lift strike (chargeable) X, /\,    /\
                                        + |__|

Step in ground slash             X, \/, /\  
                                       |__| 

Step in strike                   X, O
                                                                _
Dragon smash (after full power smash hit)   /\, \/, <- or -> + |_|

Vanishing attack After full power smash hit /\. \/, <- or -> /\
                                                            |__|
lightning attack (after full power smash hit) O


Sonic sway (before opponents rush attack hits/connects) O + /\
                                                           |__|

Giant throw (Near stunned opponent) /\+ /\  (when facing front side)
                                       |__|
Sonic sway attack  /\
                  |__| (immediately after sonic sway)

High speed rush movement (during rush) /\,\/, <-, or -> + O button


Counter- High speed rush movement (whilst opponent is in high 
                                   speed rush movement)
                                          
                                       O button

Z counter O button (immediately after vanishing attack)


Counter- Z counter O button (immediately before Z counter hit)
                                                                  
                                                                  _
Burst smash (while attacking with z burst)   /\, \/,  <- or -> + |_|

                                             _
Hyper smash (chargeable) /\, \/, <- or -> + |_| (max power)
                         

_________
Combo    |
_________|             
      _
Key: |_| = Square button, /\  = Triangle button  X= X button 
                         |__|    
     /\= up (d-pad)           \/= down (d-pad) 


*(Max power)= Must be in maximum power mode achieved through charging Ki



             _    _    _    _    _   _
Rush finish |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
             _    _    _    _   _
Rush in     |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|,  X
                  _     _     _    _     _                  _ 
Rush in attack   |_|,  |_|,  |_|, |_|,  |_|, X, /\ or \/ + |_|

Dragon tornado (After ground slash hits) /\   /\   _
                                        |__|,|__|,|_|

Heavy crush (After heavy finish hits) /\   /\   _
                                     |__|,|__|,|_|

Blaster wave combo (immediately after full charge blaster wave hits) \/+ /\
                                                                        |__|

Rolling hurricane (After rolling hammer hits) /\    _
                                             |__|, |_|


Burst meteor (while attacking opponent with Z burst) /\    _
                                                    |__|, |_|
             
(All air combos are chargeable from the triangle button press.) 

             _   _   _   _                _   _   _   _   
Air combo 1 |_| |_| |_| |_| /\, + /\  X, |_| |_| |_| |_|
                                 |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _    _    _   _
Air combo 2 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|, /\ 
                                     |__|,                     |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _     _    _    _   _
Air combo 3 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|,  |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
                                     |__|,
             _   _   _   _                       _   _   _   _  
Air combo 4 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\, + /\   X, /\   |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\
                                  |__|,   |__|,                 |__|


(Must be in max power mode to use the following blast combos)

Blast combo 1   /\
               |__|

Blast combo 2 (After ground slash hits) /\   /\   _   /\
                                       |__|,|__|,|_|,|__|
                                        
                                        /\   /\   _   /\
Blast combo 3 (After heavy finish hits)|__|,|__|,|_|,|__|


Blast combo 3   /\    _    /\
               |__|, |_|, |__| (while attacking opponent with Z burst)
                _   _   _   _               _   _   _   _
Blast combo 4  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_| /\ + /\  X, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\    /\
                                   |__|,                   |__|, |__|
               _   _   _   _                     _   _   _   _
Blast combo 5 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\ + /\   X, /\  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\   /\
                                   |__|,   |__|,                |__|,|__|


Blast combo 6 (After rolling hammer hits) /\   _   /\
                                         |__|,|_|,|__|

Blast combo 7 (Immediately after full charge blaster wave hits) \/+ /\   /\
                                                                   |__| |__|



________________
Transformation |
_______________|

Great Ape:                      3 blast stock required        R3


>->->->->->->->->->->->->
(B) Great Ape/Izaru Nappa
>->->->->->->->->->->->->


Key:|_|= square button  /\ = Triangle button  O= Circle button  /\= Up  (d-pad)
                       |__|                                     \/= Down(d-pad)

______________
Special moves |
______________|

                           Ki/blast required      Command

Explosive wave:          1 levels blast stock  L2 + O
                        

Howl:                    3 level blast stock  L2 + /\ + O


Gigantic rock throw:     3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\
                                                   |__|

                       
Super explosive wave:   4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\ +  /\
                                                        |__|


Kapa:                   4 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/ +  /\ (max power)
                                                        |__|
____________
Rush combos |
____________|
      _
Key: |_| = Square button  /\ = Triangle button  X= x button
                         |__|




Command/s                                                  Damage    Hits
_________                                                  ______    _____
 _ 
|_|                                                         440       1

 _    _ 
|_|, |_|                                                    880       2
 _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|                                               1080      3
 _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                          1580      4
 _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                     2280      5
 _    _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|                                2760      6
 

 _    _    _    _    _         _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,  X , |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|       5570      11


Ki blasts
_________

  /\
 |__|  (Chargeable)            170 damage

 
 /\    /\
|__|, |__|                     340  damage

 /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|                 510 damage


Throw
________

X, X                 2630  damage




_________________
Rushing technique|
_________________|

                            _   /\
Heavy finish (chargeable)  |_|,|__|
                             _   _   /\
Rolling hammer (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|__|

                             _    _    _    /\
Rolling hammer (chargeable) |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|

              _    _    _    _    /\
Heavy finish |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |__|

Lift strike  (chargeable) (during rush) /\ + /\
                                            |__|

Body strike        (during rush) O button



____________________
Signature technique |
____________________|
                                           
                                           _
Key:    X= X button  /\ = Triangle button |_|= Square button  O= Circle button
                    |__| 
       /\= up(d-pad)      \/= down(d-pad) <- = left(d-pad)    -> =right(d-pad)



                                                                _
Dragon smash (after full power smash hit)   /\, \/, <- or -> + |_|


High speed rush movement (during rush) /\,\/, <-, or -> + O button


Counter- High speed rush movement (whilst opponent is in high 
                                   speed rush movement)
                                          
                                       O button

Z counter O button (immediately after vanishing attack)
                                                     _
Z counter (immediately before rush attack hits) /\+ |_| button


Counter- Z counter O button (immediately before Z counter hit)
                                                                  
                                             _
Hyper smash (chargeable) /\, \/, <- or -> + |_| (max power)
                         

_________
Combo    |
_________|             
      _
Key: |_| = Square button, /\  = Triangle button  X= X button 
                         |__|    
     /\= up (d-pad)           \/= down (d-pad) 


*(Max power)= Must be in maximum power mode achieved through charging Ki



             _    _   _   _   _   _   _
Rush finish |_|, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|,|_|,|_|
 
Heavy crush (After heavy finish hits) /\   /\   _
                                     |__|,|__|,|_|

Power press \/ + /\
                |__| (After rolling hammer hits)

             
(All air combos are chargeable from the triangle button press.) 

             _   _   _   _                _   _   _   _   
Air combo 1 |_| |_| |_| |_| /\, + /\  X, |_| |_| |_| |_|
                                 |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _    _    _   _
Air combo 2 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|, /\ 
                                     |__|,                     |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _     _    _    _   _
Air combo 3 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|,  |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
                                     |__|,
             _   _   _   _                       _   _   _   _  
Air combo 4 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\, + /\   X, /\   |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\
                                  |__|,   |__|,                 |__|


(Must be in max power mode to use the following blast combos)
                                        
                                        /\   /\   _   /\
Blast combo 3 (After heavy finish hits)|__|,|__|,|_|,|__|

                _   _   _   _               _   _   _   _
Blast combo 4  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_| /\ + /\  X, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\    /\
                                   |__|,                   |__|, |__|
               _   _   _   _                     _   _   _   _
Blast combo 5 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\ + /\   X, /\  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\   /\
                                   |__|,   |__|,                |__|,|__|

Blast combo 8 (After rolling hammer hits) \/ + /\   /\
                                              |__| |__|




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5) Recommended Z items==
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You are very welcome to choose your own potara's to equip, here i've simply
given a recomendation of how Nappa should be equipped to make full use of
his moves & abilities.



Custom 1

A) Master Roshi's training
------------------------------------
B) Attack up 2
------------------------------------
C) Combo master
------------------------------------
D) Defense up 1
------------------------------------
E) Aura Charge Ultimate

The first of Nappa's custom set up's in this FAQ, boost Nappa's health
with the aid of Master Roshi's training by an incriment of 10,000. Nappa's
attack is also increased & his defense with it, Combo master will allow 
Nappa's combos to deal greater damage, while finally Aura Charge Ultimate
will give Nappa the Aura of a Super Saiyan & he will recieve an extra Ki gauge
at the start of every battle!









Custom 2

A) Master Roshi's training
-------------------------------------
B) Rising fighting spirit
-------------------------------------
C) Super up 2
-------------------------------------
D) Attack up 1
-------------------------------------
E) Evil pride

Here we increase Nappa's health as before, however this time
Nappa's attack power is increased slightly & his super is boosted
tremendously. Rising fighting spirit gives Nappa a full Ki gauge
at the start of every single battle you use him in with this setup
however the icing on this cake is that thanks to Evil pride Nappa
only ever take half the damage he normally would when he guards
attacks, especially effective against non unblockable attacks
 & defending against energy waves.

 




Custom 3

A) Gigantic power
-------------------------------------
B) Super up 3 & attack down 1
-------------------------------------
C) Attack up 2
-------------------------------------
D) satisfying blow

Here we focus on Nappa's great damage potential & causing as much trouble for 
your opponents as possible! Gigantic power greatly increases the Ki damage you
inflict upon your opponent when they guard your rush & smash attacks, this is
even more effective with satisfying blow which makes Nappa's 2nd blast 
(Blazing storm) ignore your opponent's defenses & still deal it's damage 
potential. Even more brutal to your opponent is Nappa's super at max with
his mighty attack power taken down a peg respectively, however attack up 2
overides this & gives Nappa slightly more attack power, now you should truly
be unstoppable!



Other Potara's you may find useful for Nappa include:

>- Style of the strong

>- Guard master 

>- Water blessing

>- Warrior lineage

>- Ki control

>- Unleash latent power 1/2/3

>- Savior
 

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6) Tips & stratergies==
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>


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7) Nappa's red potara password ==
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Red Potara are special from ordinary potara, they grant super enhanced 
properties & cannot be obtained by normal means like your standard potara
used to customize your fighters through evolution Z. In order to obtain
the red potara you must "cheat" so to speak, go to the 'data centre' on
the main menu & then input the following password:
   
gT+30 PGJhF 8lv99 Zn
(MZZm xgvTQ cG46K q8
 
Now on the character select screen under password character you will have
a Nappa, but not just any Nappa oh no! This is a super Nappa with stats
pushed far beyond normal limits, have fun trashing any opponent with Nappa
the indomatible Saiyan.

I should also mention that you will only be able to use red potara characters
in duel & ultimate battle modes, which does take a little of the fun out of it
but it's another extra feature you can use to see Nappa at his most powerful!



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8) Frequantly asked questions(getting to know you)==
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   Q. Nappa's not very effective at his normal Ki blasts, any ideason how
      I could change this? 
   
   A. It could be worse, it depends on how often if at all you use your 
      ordinary ki blasts, if you feel they are a real advantage to you &
      you simply can't be without them dealing a good standard of damage to
      your opponent be it mid-close range then equip Nappa with rush blast
      potara, rush blast 3 would even reduce the cost of energy type attack.
      The main purpose I would use Ki blasts for is to lure your enemy to
      drop their guard, so even if they didn't hit, if your opponent makes
      attempts to evade them regardless of the damage they will do, they are
      open to any other form of attack, every second counts & as Nappa has
      the powerful wide arc coverage from blazing storm you may want to use
      this to your advantage so in that regard the normal Ki blasts are useful
      don't worry about thier damage too much.



Any questions regarding Nappa? please feel free to e-mail me & i will include 
them in to this character FAQ, please also state the name you wish to be 
credited with for the purposes of this FAQ. 
       




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9) Character quotes   ==
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Naturally as the title of this section implyies, this is a selection of 
Nappa's voice quotes during the game:-
    
> "Vegeta! I won't always be your slave!!" (To Vegeta  )

" Heh heh heh looks like i'm the boss now...PRINCE!!" (To Vegeta  )

"All right this oughta brake up the boredom!"

"Heh if it isn't the cry baby Raditz, what're you so happy about?!"(To Raditz)

"Really? Did you actually think you could beat me?!!"

"Argh... I've got no choice but to fight.." (To King Vegeta/Frieza)

"I'm Nappa there's no way you can beat me!!"

"What business could garbage like you possibly have with me?!" (To Turles)

"HEH! You're a discrace to the Saiyan race!!" (To Turles)

"Fool! you must be in a hurry to die!"

"Heh heh heh let's have ourselves a little fun!" (To Tien)

"Well, looks like I have to deal with the hand puppet first!" (To Chiaotzu)

"Pesky Namekian, what do you think you can do by yourself!!" (To Piccolo)

"heh... there's no way you could stand up to me!" (To Goku)


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10) CreditZ         == 
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^ Massive thank you to spike & Akira Toriyama for creating the phenomenon
  that is DBZ!

^ You for reading & or taking an interest of any kind & keeping me in
  the industry.

^ My good buddy Nick Kazama who like me is a fellow DBZ fan, a dear friend, & 
  supporter of my work, thank you dude!

^ Nappa for his apperance in DragonBall Z & the memorable but few moments he
  was around, a truly awesome Saiyan!

^ All DBZ fans everywhere!


feel absolutly free to e-mail me with any queries regarding Nappa or just the
game in general @ dbs_darkstar@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively visit 
www.myspace.com/danielpaulbyrne, i'd appreciate all direct quries to my
e-mail address if you can, happy gaming




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