Hello! Thanks for reading my FAQ, Walkthrough, or whatever you might want to call it. I'm here to help you beat Mario Superstar Baseball. Read this and you'll learn a new thing or two. --Table of Contents-- 1. Characters 2. Ball Parks 3. Unlockables 4. Player Chemistry 5. Challenge Mode 6. Star Mission Help 7. Special Talents 1. Characters Here's all of the playable characters you can use on Mario Superstar Baseball. Balance: Balanced Players are the players who's abilities are... well... balanced. Mario Luigi Daisy Birdo Toad Shy Guy Goomba Koopa Troopa Technique: Technique Players normally have one thing in particular they're good at. Peach Waluigi Dixie Kong Boo Toadsworth Parakoopa Magikoopa Dry Bones Speed: Speed Players are the fast players in the game. Yoshi Diddy Kong Baby Mario Baby Luigi Toadette Monty Mole Paragoomba Noki Power: Power Players are the strong batters and pitchers in the game. Donkey Kong Bowser King Boo Wario Bowser Jr. Pianta Petey Pirahna Hammer Bro Did I miss anybody? I don't think I did... 2. Ball Parks You can't have a baseball game without ball parks! here's a list of them. Mario Stadium: A simple baseball stadium with no gimmicks or quirks. Play here when you want to play pure baseball. Peach Garden: A ball park outside Peach's Castle. Floating blocks can misplay balls or contain a Team Star. Wario Palace: A ball park in the middle of the desert. Chain Chomps will mess with you when you're near and sandstorm generators throw the ball somewhere else. Hit the stars in the sand to get a Team Star. Yoshi Park: A ball park on Yoshi's Island. Pirahna Plants will bite you or eat the ball then spit it out somewhere else. Hit the Yellow Prahna plant to get a Team Star. Donkey Kong Jungle: A ball park in Donkey Kong's Jungle. Barrels roll around in the outfield and will knock you down if you get hit. Klaptraps also bie you and slow you down. Hit them for a Team Star. Bowser Stadium: A dangerous stadium in Bowser's Castle. Fireballs shoot out from lava below the stadium and will burn you if you touch them. Hit the star panels with the ball to get a Team Star. 3. Unlockables Now that I got the boring part out of the way, here are the things you can unlock and how to unlock them. Monty Mole: Beat Challenge Mode with Mario. Toadette: Beat Challenge Mode with Peach Petey Pirahna: Beat Challenge Mode with Wario. Baby Luigi: Beat Challenge Mode with Yoshi. Dixie Kong: Beat Challenge Mode with Donkey Kong. Hammer Bro: Beat Challenge Mode with Bowser. Flower Level: Beat Mushroom Level. Star Level: Beat Flower Level. Special Level: Beat Star Level. Bowser's Team in Challenge Mode: Beat the Special Level. Bowser Stadium and Star Dash: Beat Challenge Mode. Toy Field in Challenge Mode: Clear all of the mini-games in Challenge Mode at least once. After that, go to the shop and buy the Secret Map. A warp pipe will apear that will take you to the Toy Field. Mini-Game Grand Prix: Go to mini-game mode and unlock Special Level on all minigames. You must also have all characters unlocked too. Hidden Field: My friend told me this so it may not be true but... Unlock everything else and clear all of the star missions for every character and the hidden Field will be next to Bowser Stadium when you choose a ball park. he said that the Hidden Field was the corn field they play on in the small movie you see after you beat Special Level in Challenge Mode. I'm still not sure if it's true but I'm still working on it. 4. Player Chemistry Having trouble trying to make the perfect team of good chemistry? Here's a few tips on what chemistry is and who has good chemistry with who. Good Chemistry: Good Chemistry is something you should have on your team. When a musical note appears above your players head, he/she has good chemistry with the person they're throwng the ball to or a runner on base. When fielding, good chemistry makes the ball fly faster and go farther. When batting, good chemistry helps you get a better chance of a "Nice!" or a "Perfect!" show up when you hit the ball. Bad Chemistry: You shouldn't have this on your team. When a swirly tornado thing appears above your players head, bad chemistry is in effect. Bad chemistry makes incompatible players play worse with each other. When fielding, bad chemistry causes the ball to fly slower and not go as far as usual and the player wll throw it a little to the left or right away from the other player. When batting, (which most people say it dosen't happen) if the batter has bad chemistry with a runner, the swirly thing won't show up, but you may hit more foul balls or bad hits than you usually do. Bad chemistry dosen't always happen but be careful when it does. Here are some good and bad chemistry examples for the players. Mario: Good: Luigi, Peach, Yoshi Bad: Wario, Bowser Luigi: Good: Mario, Peach, Daisy Bad: Bowser, Waluigi, King Boo, Boo Daisy: Good: Luigi, Peach Bad: Waluigi, Petey Pirahna Birdo: Good: Yoshi, Shy Guy, Petey Pirahna Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Toad: Good: Peach, Toadsworth, Toadette Bad: Bowser Shy Guy: Good: Birdo, Monty Mole Bad: Baby Mario, Baby Luigi Goomba: Good: Diddy Kong, Paragoomba, Monty Mole Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Koopa Troopa: Good: Parakoopa, Dry Bones, Bowser Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Peach: Good: Mario, Luigi, Daisy, Toad, Toadsworth, Toadette Bad: Bowser, Wario Waluigi: Good: Wario, Magikoopa Bad: Luigi, Daisy Dixie Kong: Good: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Boo: Good: Wario, King Boo, Magikoopa Bad: Luigi Toadsworth: Good: Peach, Toad, Toadette Bad: Bowser Parakoopa: Good: Koopa Troopa, Paragoomba, Bowser Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Magikoopa: Good: Waluigi, Bowser Jr., Boo Bad: Donkey Kong Dry Bones: Good: Bowser, Koopa Troopa Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Yoshi: Good: Mario, Birdo, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Diddy Kong: Good: Donkey Kong, Dixie Kong, Goomba Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Baby Mario: Good: Yoshi, Baby Luigi Bad: Bowser, Shy Guy, Wario Baby Luigi: Good: Yoshi, Baby Mario Bad: Bowser, Shy Guy, Waluigi Toadette: Good: Peach, Toad, Toadsworth Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Monty Mole: Good: Goomba, Paragoomba, Shy Guy Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Paragoomba: Good: Goomba, Monty Mole, Parakoopa Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Noki: Good: Pianta Bad: Petey Pirahna Donkey Kong: Good: Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Petey Pirahna Bad: Magikoopa Bowser: Good: Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, Koopa Troopa, Parakoopa, Hammer Bro Bad: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Toad, Toadsworth King Boo: Good: Boo, Petey Pirahna Bad: Luigi Wario: Good: Waluigi, Boo Bad: Mario, Peach, Baby Mario Bowser Jr.: Good: Bowser, Magikoopa, Hammer Bro Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Pianta: Good: Noki Bad: Petey Pirahna Petey Pirahna: Good: Birdo, Donkey Kong, King Boo Bad: Daisy, Noki, Pianta Hammer Bro: Good: Bowser, Bowser Jr. Bad: (Don't Know Yet) Whew... Alot of typing so far... Thes chemistry match-ups are just from what I've seen and I know every character has bad chemistry with someone so I'll come back and change it if I learn somethng new. 5. Challenge Mode Challenge Mode is where you play against all of the other teams and round up players to make the best team of nine to defeat Bowser's team. Scout Missions: Scout Missions are missions that help you impress the opposing team and coax the members to join you. Scout Missions such as "Get a Hit!" or "Get the player out!" are what you need to do to obtain a scout flag for that character. Scout Flags: Scout Flags represent how many times you have impressed that team member. You get a Scout Flag ehen you complete a Scout Mission. Get all of the Scout flags for that player and he/she will join you if you win the game. Star Missions: Star Missions are missions that you must complete in order to make that character a star player. Team captains have 10 missions, Sub-captains (that's what I call them) have 8 missions, and sub-characters have 6 or 4 missions. Some are easy and some are hard, but try your best to clear them all. Bowser Jr.'s Team: Bowser Jr. roams around the map waiting to play a half-inning game with your team. When you get a team captain to join your team, but don't get the other players, they will join Bowser Jr.'s team where you can get the rest of their scout flags by playing his team. 6. Star Mission Help I'd like to share a bit of my baseball knowledge with you people. I'm sure some of you might not know some of the harder star missions such as "Win with a shutout!" or "Pitch a Perfect game and win!" so here are what those terms mean. Shutout: When the winning team beats the other team when the losing team has a score of zero. Perfect game: A game where the losing team gets no runs and no hits. Sacrifice bunt: A bunt where the batter gets himself out inorder to let the other runner advance to another base. Squeeze bunt: a bunt where the runner on third steals home and the batter who bunted bunts a fair ball. (The best way I can explain it...) Grand Slam: When the batter hits a home run with the bases loaded. Big Play: A play where someone gets an out by diving and catching the ball or jumping and catching the ball. (Sort of...) Some of these should help you in clearing star missions such as Mario's dreaded Perfect game mission avd Luigi's win with a shutout mission which can be a real pain in the butt to complete. 7. Special Talents: All characters have a special talent and some have two. Here's what each of them do. Super Jump: Allows you to jump really high. Good for catching a ball that's about to go out of the park. Sliding Catch: Allows you to slide further than others. Good for balls that are almost out of your reach. Super Catch: Allows you to catch the ball without dropping it. Good if you're clumsy player. Quick Throw: Allows you to throw te ball without winding up to throw it far. Good if a runner is close to a base. Wall Jump: Allows you to jump off of a wall to catch a high ball. (Hey, that rhymes!) Another good way to stop home run balls. Laser Beam: Allows you to throw the ball at incredibly high speed. This only works when you try to get a runner out at home. This one's my favorite too. Body Check: Allows you to knock down a base man when it's a close call. Good when you're low on runs. Dosen't always work either. Clamber: Allows you to climb up a wall and catch the ball. Good for... I actually don't really know what it's good for. Ball Dash: Allows you to run really fast when you have the ball. This one's pretty cool too. Tounge Catch (Yoshi Only): Allows you to catch the ball with your tounge. Imagine what the ball would Taste like... Suction (Birdo Only): Allows you to suck up the ball when you're fielding. Magical Catch (Magikoopa Only): Allows you to catch the ball with magic. So now you know more about Maio Superstar Baseball. Good Luck with finishing the game! E-mail me at CDogg0544@aol.com if you have any questions or to tell me if I missed something.