Although each boss requires
different chips or plans to dispose of it
quicker or while taking less damage, always keep moving.
Dodging damage of theirs is more important than the damage you can do,
so customise for
speed rather than power before you do battle. Often they'll be quicker
than you, so make sure you're ready, as they'll attack usually just
after they've moved.
Attacks: Neon Light (10 dmg), Spark Arm (15 dmg), Flashlights
Weak against: Wood
The only really difficult thing about this boss is that he's quick. Try to avoid using attacks
take time to reach the squares targeted (ie Minibombs, Shockwaves).
Canons and Guns are the way to go here.
Always destory the Flashlights as soon as he places them, or you'll be
paralysed when they activate. Staying away from the first row will
negate his Spark Arm completely, and Neon Light isn't hard to dodge if
If you want to risk it, when he leaps forward for Spark Arm, quickly
rush in and slice him with your sword, which is still your most
powerful attack right now. If you have the BambSwrd at this point, it
will make your job a lot easier. This boss shouldn't pose any
threat at this point, although you'll see him again later
Attacks: Shockwave (20 dmg), GutsPunch (30 dmg), GutsHammer
An easy battle. The Shockwave can be avoided merely be moving up or
down a row, and the GutsPunch can be avoided by staying away from
the front line.
GutsHammer is a double-edged sword for the big guy. It weakens every
panel, which means moving off them will make them collapse, but since the Shockwave can't
travel over air, merely moving one space back will invalidate his only
decent attack! Watch where you're stepping though, and avoid being
trapped on the front row, where you'll be easy meat.
Guns and Cannons are the biz here. Swords are a maybe if you want to
risk his wrath and test your timing. You shouldn't have any real
Prizes: GutsMan G
Attacks: Beast Ray (20 dmg), Jumping Claw (20 dmg), Wild Rush (20 dmg)
Weak against: Swords
None of his attacks are particulary powerful, which is a Good Thing
because this mother is fast. Again,
no delayed attacks, stick to your Canons and Guns when he's zipping
around. He'll use Beast Ray a lot as well, but this can be dodged by
moving one square in any non-diagonal direction. After you deplete a
good amount of health he's start doing the Wild Rush on yo ass. The
only advice here is to move up and down madly, and you should dodge all
You can use the same tactic as for FlashMan if you're daring or lucky.
When he jumps in front of you for the Jumping Claw, slash him with one
of your Swords for massive damage. The GutsMan chips are great here, as
they will break all his panels and leave him trapped for a while, to be
attaced at leisure. if you're lucky enough to trap him on the front
row, slash away with swords and watch how fast he dies.
Attacks: Bubble Parade (30 dmg), Aqua Shot (50 dmg), Fish
Crab (30 dmg), Mine (30 dmg)
Weak against: Fire
The biggest annoyance in this battle is the bubbles that rise all the time from the hole in the
centre. They'll chase you around the arena if you don't destory them
(one buster shot will do), so get 'em all. Ocassionally it will be a
Fish Missile, so get ready to dodge as soon as you pop it. Fiddler Crab
works exactly the same as Ratton, so wait until it's between square
before dodging it. Mine floats towards you and blows up in a cross
shape, so stay in one of it's diagonals and you'll be fine.
When his HP gets low he's start using his Aqua Shot, surrounding
himself with a bubble to stop you getting any attacks on him. A good
trick here is to shoot all the bubbles floating around, shoot the one
surrounding BubbleMan, and then use Cannons or Guns to hit him.
It's not that difficult once you have his pattern down. He doesn't move
own area like the previous two bosses, but he is hard to hit in the
final stages of the battle. Prepare to be annoyed before he finally
Attacks: Knight (50 dmg), Pawn (30 dmg), Checkmate (50 dmg),
Tedious is the way to describe this boss.
KingMan himself has no attacks. However, the knight and pawns will dog
you like nothing else. The Knight jumps around the arena trying t land
on you, and on top of that sends out a shockwave directly in front of
it when it lands. The pawns slash the two spaces directly in front of
them when you move onto their row also, making your life even more
An easy tactic for this battle is to at first just stand on th back row
and dodge the Knight, allowing you to take potshots at KingMan before
the Pawns block you. Eventually he will use Plan B, and steal one row.
The Pawns will move up, and then your life becomes difficult.
At this point the Knight is jumping around and the pawns are slashing
at you. So, what you do is
Never ever stay in the middle row for any length of time. As the Knight
tries to stomp you, move all the way down or up. This means the Pawns
will have to adjust themselves, so they won't slash you. When the
Knight prepares to stomp you, move back up/down to avoid them. Again,
the pawns will move and not slice.
Good weapons for this battle are, if you have it, the Lance (130 damage
to the back row makes this a guarenteed hit) and anything you can fire fast. Guard will be mostly useless,
so pack a few heals. Any kind of sword will be useless. You have been
Now all you have to do is keep up the regime of move-shoot-move-shoot.
If you time it right the Knight will miss and the Pawns won't have a
chance to slash you. Balls it up and be ready for a world of pain.
Perserverance is this boss' watchword.
Attacks: Metal Wheel (20 dmg), Metal Missile (20 dmg), Metal Fist (80
Annoying rather than hard. The buzzwheel spinning through the centre
row will cause hell with dodging. Metal Missles are easy to avoid, as
the ground will flash yellow before they hit. Metal Wheel spins around
the outside squares of the arena, which means sticking to the centre of
the anrea will make is miss entirely (just watch out for that
buzzwheel). metal Fist only ever comes into play if you go to the front
Easier than KingMan. Dodge the Missiles and Wheel to your best ability.
Cannons and Shots are a must. Bombs are only a slightly better bet than
last time, so if you're gonna use them, do so just after he moves. The
Gears in the centre of the arena can
be destroyed if you have the BrakChrg program, and they won't return
once gone, so get rid of them if you can.
Swords are back in action for this battle as (still) some of the most
powerful weapons you have. Moving to the front row and trying to
anticipate whether he'll try to punch you is risky but pays off
Prizes: MetalMan M (if you're lucky)
Attacks: Lion Head (40 dmg), Arijigoku (40 dmg), Heavy Sand
Weak against: Water (doesn't do any extra damage, but does slow him
Annoying annoying ANNOYING! DesertMan will hide behind two
small sand pillars, stopping you from hitting him with anything other
than Bombs or Waves. The two hands will follow you and constantly rush
at you in
Lion Head form if you're on the same row as them, forcing you to move
every few seconds. He'll also create small Arijigoku
sand whirlpools on the ground randomly which limit your movements even
and after you've knocked off a decent amount of HP the hands will begin
to fall from the sky onto you (Heavy Sand). Add to this the second that DesertMan is hit he
moves away, and you have the worst boss so far.
Luckily, everything can be blown up. If you have the
patience, you can blast away the hands and pillars with a lot of MegaBuster shots. Or, if you
have the spare chips, with anything that comes to hand. The hands will
regenerate after a few seconds, but the pillars won't re-appear until
both are destroyed. If he goes onto the back row and you're blessed
enough to have Lance, use it. Likewise with Swords and the front row.
If you have a TimeBomb, use that as well.
None of his attacks are paticulary hard to dodge, but he will cause damage over time if
you're not paying attention. Get out any Water chips you have before
you fight to stand the greatest chance.
Attacks: Rose Needle (50 dmg), Plant Weed (40 dmg)
Weak against: Fire
Pack lots of projectiles for this one, cause swords aren't gonna help
The Rose Needle is a cinch to avoid. There's enough of a delay before
he fires for you to get out of the way. It's when the Plant Weed
appears that things begin to get harder. This thing snakes through your
panels chasing you. If it touches you it locks on hard and won't let us for a while,
letting PlantMan get in some free shots. The best way to avoid it is to
move at the exact moment the point touched re-enters the ground after
coming up. That way it'll go to the square you were just at rather than
the one you're going to. IT also won't move diagonally.
After most of his HP is gone he'll sprout two flowers on your side,
which will periodically fire pollen on you. The red one confuses you
and the yellow one slows you down. Add to this the fact that those
damned viones are chasing you, this is a pretty chellenging boss.
Fire chips are a must, as this guy will take double damage from them,
and you should have a ton by now. Pump him full of HeatShots and he'll
fall a lot faster. Best advice is to pay attention to the ground a lot,
as since you're always moving the Rose Needle wil rarely connect.
Destroy the flowers as soon as they appear, and use your most powerful
Mega chips and guns, and he won't stay standing long.
Attacks: Fire Blaze (60 dmg), Chaos Flame (60 dmg)
Weak against: Water
The first thing you should notice when you start is the two candles
behind FlamMan. As long as at least one of these is lit green he can't
hurt with normal weapons. If the candles glow red he will slowly
recover HP, and if they glow yellow he will create the Chaos Flame, two
balls that circle the outside 8 squares. Shooting the candles a few
times will put them out. always deal with the yellow one first.
Fire Blaze is pretty easy to dodge at the start, as it merely covers
one row in flame. Near the end though it spreads out like a fan,
covering first one square, then the next three, then all the rest, so
you need to be next to the
first square on fire in roder to dodge the rest.
Apart from that it's pretty straightforward. Water chips are his
weakspot, so pack plenty of them, and Electric types also work well for
stunning him in place, allowing you to plug him with something more
powerful while he's paralysed.
A nice tip is to use the Boomer chips. These will take out both candles
at once, and if FlamMan is between them it will damage him also.
Attacks: Gatling Pin (40 dmg), Bowling Bomber (40 dmg), Tower
Bowl (40 dmg)
Luckily, this guy's attacks are fairly predictable. when he holds out
an arm to use Gatling Pin, get ready to move side to side a lot as
bowling pins fire across all rows. They move pretty fast, but you can
still dodge them if you're good. The three-stage Bowling Bomber is
annoying as hell. First three pins raise from the floor, then he throws
a ball at them, and then if any were knocked over they'll fly through
the air, and any that hit will cause damage.
Use Invis, Mole and Shadow chips to dodge a lot of the damage he would
inflict, and use CrsShld when he uses Gatling pin. Thi will not
only protect you, but hurt him also. PanlOut will stop him using his
Bowling Bomber, and the pins he lays will in fact be knocked away by
his own Gatling Pins.
Prizes: Zenny, Rank
Attacks: Demon Tackle (40 dmg), Misty Poison Smoke (12 dmg per second),
Misty Poison Punch (40 dmg, Soul Gengar (20 dmg)
Weak against: ?
You have to attack the lamp, not
MistMan himself, to cause any damage. Demon tackle throws out a lamp
that travels towards you. When the lamp
reaches you, said demon pops out and punches you. The Misty Poison
smoke isn't very damaging so long as you avoid moving into it for long,
so onl go in it if you have a clearer shot or you need to dodge the
Tackle. The Punch causes smoke to appear to the left and right, and
then demons shoot throgh the row. Since the smoke is less damaging than
the punch, move through it to avoid the punch. Gengar is similar to
PlantMan's Weed, as two ghosts will start to chase you through your
area. They paralyse you when they touch you, leaving you wide open for
attack, so watch it. Good chips to take are, basically, anything big
and powerful, to get it over with as soon as possible. AreaGrab will
stop him from limiting your movement, and chips like Bomb
and BlkBomb will fly over the demon and damage the lamp. Ratton chips
are also useful in the opening stages, before he claims areas from you.
As with most
bosses in this gane, the faster you move the better off you'll be.
Attacks: Drill Drive (80 dmg), Panel Crusher (80 dmg), Triple Hole (80
The first thing he'll do is fly into the air then start doing his Drill
Drive. Basically three drillbits will fire across an entire row, and
only one of them will be DrillMan. He's invulnerable from the front for
the entire time (thought it was gonna be easy eh?), so for this
battle pack a lot of wide-effect swords and anything else that fires
backwards or effects more than one square. When three holes appear at
once the'll start to fire unbreakable drills at you. Just dodge these.
When flashing yellow panels appear, move,
as a few seconds later three drills (again, one of them DrillMan) will
break through. A few seconds later some stones will fall on three more,
so watch for the falling shadows.
Bring a lot of wide-effect chips, like WideSwrd. If you have the
BrakChrg program for the customiser, use it, and when he's stunned use
chips like Plantman and Roll to hit him. AirShoes is also useful for
stepping over the chips he breaks.
Attacks: Sonic Boom (100 dmg), WideSwrd (100 dmg), Fighter Sword (100
dmg), Surprise Sword (100 dmg), Shield.
Weak against: -
His most-often used attack is to throw two Sonic Booms across the
arena, one after another, then follow this by leaping into your field
with a WideSwrd attack or staying on his side and using the Fighter
Sword (basically a LongSwrd). If they only fried on the top or bottom
rows, move very quickly to the opposite side. ProtoMan will also use
his shield a lot to block incoming attacks.. If you hit his
shield; he will counter it and end up by appearing behind you and
hitting you with the Surprise Sword. Watch out!! Though the Pawn
Chip will stop the Sonic Boom attack, it won't stop him from coming
behind you and use his Surprise Sword.
You can really use some Pawn chips in this battle. Put them in
center row of the field, so they're on his side. This will block his
since they need two rows to travel through to reach you. Bring
PlantMan, Roll, Ratton3, and anything else that homes in on him.
Prize: ProtoMan B
Attacks: Mad Roller (30 dmg), Shield and Chain (30 dmg),
Double-Go-Round (30 dmg)
At this stage of the game this guy should cause no trouble for you. Mad
Roller either acts like a Ratton, running along the bottom of the
stage, then up through you, then back to his side of the arena, or he
waves up and down across all the rows like Serenade's Saint Light. He's
invincible while he does this as well, so don't attack him. Double Go
Around sends too spinning-tops after you like the Mad Roller, and then
Punk jumps to in front of you and slashes. The best way to avoid this
is to move up as he does them then dodge down or up away from his
slash. If you throws his arms back while he's shielding, an arm will
appear on your side of the field to attack you.
Bring LavaStge. Since he moves around a lot he'll lose almost half his
HP to one of these. A Pawn placed on his side of the field will also
stop his Mad Roller attacks dead. AreaGrab will give you a lot more
room to move in. Then just hammer away with powerful homing chips.
PlantMan, Roll and Ratton3 will make sure he dies fast.
Attacks: Flame Tower (100 dmg), Killer's Beam (100 dmg), Ice Wave
Dark Shadow (100 dmg), Black Wing (50 dmg)
First annoying trick; every time he moves, his color will change. The
color he is determines which element attack he will use. Unfortunately,
he does not change Elements himself, so he doesn't have a weakness. All
the moves he uses are the same as one used in the game by another
enemy, so you'll know them all by now. The Flame Tower is the same
thing as FlamMan's Fire Blaze attack, The Killer's Beam is the same
attack that the KillerEye viruses have, and the Ice Wave is the same
attack that the Pengi viruses have. His own moves are much harder to
dodge however. The most annoying attack he has is the Black Wing,
which opens up three portals on your side of the field, disgorging bats
which fly at you and knock you silly. The portals will close
after a set period of time, and it's fairly easy to dodge the bats,
but while you're trying to dodge them chances are he's going to
use his other attacks on you. DarkMan makes use of the Dark Shadow
attack, which appears in front of behind you and slashes one space
dodge up or down or hit it with a sword attack. Put some AreaGrab chips
in your folder before going into battle, and make use of them.
This not only give you a safe zone for the Black Wing attack, it will
also allow you to move closer to DarkMan so you can hit with some
chips. DarkMan himself isn't as fast as most bosses, so chips like
M-Cannon and Bombs shouldn't have that much difficulty hitting him.
Attacks: Thousand Spear (100 dmg), Spinning Reflect
(150 dmg) Straight
Spear (150 dmg), Backup (100 dmg)
First thing's first; the Thousand Spear attack covers the right two
columns on your side of the field, so step back into the leftmost
column to dodge it. The Straight Spear can hit you all the way in the
back, but it shouldn't be to hard to see it coming and sidestep before
impacts. Spinning Reflect comes into play if you dare fire your
MegaBuster at him. It'lll reflect the shot right back at one. Sometimes
he doesn't use it, but don't risk it. Only use your buster if you run
out of chips The most annoying move is Backup, which summons what
like litle ninjas to run at you. It's slow and it's easy to dodge, but
your panels will be stolen, so kill them as quickly as you can, or be
left a sitting duck. Stick to the back row in the beginning, and step
in with wide attacks when YamatoMan tries to use his Straight Spear on
you. Try to save your good chips for later on so
you can finish him quicker. When the Backup appears, use some
panel-destroying chips in the leftmost column so you can keep
those little guys away. Bring your most powerful chips for this one,
and kill him quickly.
Attacks: Sonic Boom (100 dmg), Saint Light (100 dmg), Holy Shock
Don't expect an easy ride. Any attack you
fire at him, he'll merely bounce back at you as a Sonic Boom. The Saint
Light acts like an Ice Wave, except it wander across all three rows as
it wobbles towards you. The
Holy Shock shakes the entire screen and cracks panels on your side, and
hits the panels randomly for 100. Make
sure you have the FolderBack chips, because you're so going to go through the entire
When he's using Holy Shcok is the only time you can hit him. Use your
strongest chips you you can knock him out of it, because this attack
can destroy you quicker thn you can imagine. This battle is going to
last a long, long time.
PlantMan is, as he turns out to be for most battles, a great chip.
It'll hold him there for a few seconds, so you can get him with a few
good chips. Bring more than one version of him, and you will love him
before the battle is over. Bombs and anything else that flys over
attacks will work, as will Ice Wave, if you stand on the highest or
lowest panel at the front, as they wobble down and hit him.
Most of this battle will be spent dodging Saint Light, so bring some
healing chips for after Holy Shock. Never shoot him, ever, with
anything, when he isn't using Shock, and keep as much parience as you
can, because this battle ain't short.
Prizes: Rank 1
Attacks: Air Burst (100 dmg), Explosion (100 dmg), Breaker (100
The first thing you need to know is that
the aura can only be destroyed by an attack that deals over 100 damage,
so you can't even start touching him before you do this. Load up your
folder with all the high-power chips you have and some strong healing
ones. Swords, especially StepSword, is a good idea, as he moves around
the rows a lot, so you can get in some good hits here. Air Burst fires
across a whole row, so is easily dodged, but it can travel across empty
ground, so beware. Explosion is like Shockwave, except he fires masses of them across all rows,
leaving little room to dodge. Do your best, but sometimes all you can
do is take the hit. Sometimes he'll use Breaker, where he flies into
the air and comes crashing down on you, destroying the panel you were
on the and the ones above and below it.
There's not really much advice. If you have a lot of HP you can try and
take him out with slower-moving weapons when he pauses to use
Shockwave, or you can use faster chips like Ratton to take down the
aura and then use Megachips to deal some damage.
Generally though try and pack more than one powerful chip in one turn,
then wait until your Custom guage is almost full before
attacking, so you can quickly re-tool up and attack him before his aura
Attacks: Devil Hand (50 dmg), Red Eyes Delete (80 dmg), Reverse Vulcan
(20 dmg), Alpha Arm Sigma (60 dmg), Alpha Arm Omega (100 dmg)
Big and hard. The only way to hurt
this guy is to destory the armour guarding the core, and the only way
to destory that is to do over
80 damage to it with whatever you have. It also regenerates, so if
you hit it some, and then stop, it'll return to normal. A pain.
The most common attack he'll use is the Devil Hand. One arm will appear
at the tp and sweep down an entire column, and after that the other
will sweep across an entire row, so you have to dodge one and then move
to dodge the other, and he'll do this a few times in a row before he
stops. Red Eyes delete is more predictable; it fires at the centre-left
square, will crack that one and the three that are adjacent to you, and
send a shockwave down the middle row, so all you need to do to avoid it
is move to the back and either side. Reverse Vulcan doesn't do much
damage, but damn it's fast
and persistant. When this thing is working don't stop moving or your HP
will start to drop like a shot. The
Alpha Arm Sigma lightning attack alternates between lighting up the top
and bottom rows then the middle. Keep moving, or use some Invis
chips to just let it go through you if you have them. The Alpha Arm
Omega attack projects a pillar of lightning that alternates between the
middle row, then the two outer rows. To dodge it just move up and down
across the middle and top-bottom row.
A good strategy (if there is one for this boss) is to load up on
multiple-hit chips. This way you can expose the core and do some
damage, and the you can open up with your better ones and some
Megachips. Bring the better Recover chips, because you will need them.Homing ch
Prizes: You won the game! What more do you want?
Attacks: Explosion (300 dmg), Airburst (100 dmg), Earth Breaker (300
Gospel Cannon (300 dmg), Shootng Claw (300 dmg), Banishing World (500
Basically, he's the man. All his attacks do mega-damage. Airburst and
Earthbreaker are familiar from Bass. Shooting Claw summons two claws to
fall onto panels - luckily the targeted panels flash yellow - and then
rushes forward and shoots fire at you with Gospel Cannon moving
outwards (first covering just one square, then three). Banishing World
will only be used when he's really low on HP, but will hurt a lot if it
hits. All you can really do it hope you have an aura to deal with it
(remember, an Aura will still absorb the whole attack even if it
disippates). Bring a lot of your most powerful chips, and FoldrBak.
CrosShld is great
Airburst, it'll reflect back and hit him for his entire aura, allowing
you to lay into him with Megachips.
Make sure you have a lot of HP (over a 1000 would be good) and pack as
much power into your folder as you can. If you have it, make sure you
equip as many MegaFldr programs as you can in the customiser to shove
in more Megachips. Breaking past the Aura is the hardest part of
killing BassGS. Bring as many NrthWinds as you can to dispose of it.
PlantMan, Roll, FlamMan are good for when you're disposed of the aurs
and need to hurt him. Use any powerful Program Advances you have the
Rewards: Bass+ X/Bass X, and you earned it.
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