Genral FAQ And Walkthrough GBA

Game: Aero the Acro-Bat 
System: Game Boy Advance
Genral FAQ and Walkthrough
Submitted by: noodleboy1
Email: ronnydobbs@yahoo.com



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AERO THE ACRO-BAT

This game was first released on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintento systems. It
has gotten a little bit of an overhaul by Metro 3-D and ported to the Game Boy
Advance.

 
The classic mascot is back! Aero the Acrobat dazzles you with amazing feats of 
bravery in his mission to stop the evil Edgar Ektor. As Aero you blast out of 
cannons, dive through hoops of fire and hang onto speeding roller coasters to 
protect the circus park for the fun-loving spectators. But danger looms as you 
defy psycho circus performers and fairground freaks in the quest to save the 
show from disaster.*  

* From Metro 3-D              

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CONTENTS

I.    Versions & Thanks
II.   Menus
III.  Controls
IV.   Equipment
V.    Items
VI.   Enemies
VII.  Walkthrough
VIII. Bonus Rounds
IX.   Ending

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I. Versions & Thanks
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v1.0 - Initial General FAQ and Walkthrough


Thanks to William Walker for his Genesis FAQ for some info on the items and
general reference info. 

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II. Menus
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1. TITLE SCREEN: The only thing to do here is press 

2. MAIN MENU: 
   A. NEW GAME: 
      1. Choose a game from the 3 games saves.
      2. Select (3) Letters and/or Numbers to make up your save name press  
         to select and  to go back if you mess up.

   B. CONTINUE:
      1. Select  from the (3) saved games to continue.

   C. OPTIONS:
      1. Music:   When highlighted, you can control the volume from 1 - 100, 
                  similar to a television, where 1 is low and 100 is high.
      2. Effects:
      3. Brightness: Control the brightness from 0-4, where 0 is dark and 4 is 
                     very bright
      4. Credits:  You can view the credits by selecting this title.
      5. Reset Saved Data: You can erase your saved games by selecting this title.
                           Note that by electing to reset the saved data, it 
erases
                           all games that are saved. 

3. PAUSED MENU:
   A. Music: Same as above
   B. Effects: Same as above
   C. Brightness: Same as above
   D. Continue: Select to continue your game
   E. Quit: Let's you exit the game and back to the Title Screen

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III. Controls
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1. D-pad:
   A. -> moves Aero to the right
   B. <- moves Aero to the left
   C.  moves Aero up ladders
   D.  moves Aero down ladders and also makes him duck 

2.  button - When equipped with a star, Aero can shoot it using the 
                button. If Aero does not have a star, this button is idle.

3.  button - Jump while Aero is on the ground and  when Aero is in the
                air. To  while in the air, press  while pressing 
                or . When holding  you will spin upward diagonally in
                the direction that Aero is facing. When holding  you will
                spin downward diagonally in the direction that Aero is facing. 
  

4.  button - While on the ground, hold  and a direction on the
                    D-pad to view a little further in that direction. While
                    airborne, hold  to hover for about 3 seconds. While
                    on a tightrope, you from below the rope by pressing 
                    to get back up, press . While on a ladder, press
                     to slide to the bottom.

5.  button - Brings you to the PAUSED MENU (see MENUS section).

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IV. Equipment
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1. Balloons: (Yellow) When Aero jumps on them, they rise to places he cannot
              usually get to.

2. Blocked Ring:  Bounce or Jump through this ring (3) times to unblock it.

3. Bubble Machine: Push this machine to where you want the bubbles that Aero
                   can ride, to come out.

4. Cannon:  This let's Aero shoot up to places he cannot usually get to on his
            own, like the Bubble Machine, it can be moved. Press  to hop
            in and watch the status bar to the left, press  when the bar is
            at the height you want to launch Aero.

4. Catapult: Like a see-saw, jump on the side without the stone and launch it,
             get to the side the stone vacated and wait to be propelled by the
             stone. Keep going back and forth to get the desired height.

5. Checkpole: A save point in the game.

6. Diving Board: Jump of this board to a pool below, hit the pool or you lose
                 a life.

7. Elevator: Get on the elevator to go up, once it reaches the top, get off
             and it will return to the ground.

8. Fiery Ring: Go through it carefully, hit the sides and you will get damage.

9. Gate:  These are One Ways, once you go through you cannot go back through it.

10. Ring: A circus ring that Aero must jump or fall through in most cases.

11. Saws: Hazards that cause damage when hit.

12. Spikes: Hazards that cause damage when hit.

13. Star Platform: Blue platforms that crumble after being jumped on, when the
                   stars on the front rotate to one, it can only be jumped on
                   one more time until it crumbles.

14. Trampoline:  Jump on these to propel Aero, can be on the ground and the
                 side of walls.

15. Warp Stars: These usually begin and end the Act, but sometimes they get
                Aero to places he cannot reach alone within Acts.


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V. ITEMS
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1. Lollipop: 100 points

2. Cheese: 150 points

3. Soda: 200 points

4. Hot dog: 250 points

5. Cupcake: 300 points

7. "A":  Health for Aero, meter located in the bottom left corner of the
         screen, maximum 5 stars at one time. 100 points for extra after 5.

8. Aero Icon:  1-up or extra life.

9. Bonus Icon: enables you to play a bonus level after the Act.

10. Clock:  Adds a minutes worth of extra time for bonus points to the level.

11. Key: Used to open doors and a cage.

12. Lightning Box:  Let's Aero double spin while airborn, it is lost when Aero
                    dies.

13. Parachute: Eneables Aero to fall slowly to the ground.

14. Small Stars:  Invincibility for a few seconds.

15. Star: Shoot these at enemies, one star = (5), you can hold no more than 99
          at a time.

16. Wings: Allows Aero to float for a brief time to get items where he cannot
           usually go.


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VI. ENEMIES
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Clowns: They walk back and forth, spin, hover, hang from ballons and toss
        balls.

Elephants: They spin around, Spin attack or shoot them with stars.

Fire Breathers:  They blow a stream of fire at you.

Trapeze Guy: Hangs from the trapeze and throws daggers your way.

Ghosts - They walk back and forth, hover and float.

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VII. Walkthrough
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           *Circus Act 1: Find Seven Star Platforms*
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From the start go right and jump over the spikes. Then go up the ladder and jump
and spin to the upper  platform, this is Star platform 1, notice the (3)
stars turn to (2) once you land on it. The stars represent how many times you
must land on the platform to make it crumble. Once it crumbles, you get credit 
for finding a Star Platform, got it. From there jump to the left and spin attack 
the clown, collect the 1-up and jump left to hit the parachute. Fall while
collecting a ton of stuff back to the position that you started the level at.
Go right again,avoiding the spikes and climb the ladder again. Spin ump back
onto the upper platform and jump again to make it crumble  (That's Star
Platform #1), this will drop Aero onto SP #2, notice the parachute under this 
platform. Get directly over the parachute and jump again, thus crumbling 
Aero hits the parachute and falls slower. Direct Aero to the right while falling
or you will hit the spikes below. Go up the ladder and right, kill the (3)
clowns by spin jump or shoot them with stars, get the cheese and hit the
checkpole *cough*Sonicripoff*cough*. Spin jump to kill the flying clown and fall
through the rings. Go left by the ladder and jump, press left to go through the
hidden throughway, be real careful and take this part slow because of the spikes.
I like to hover (Right Trigger) from platform to platform, collect the items and
kill the clown at the end. Go back right and out the hidden throughway, go right
and onto the first trampoline. Jump on the trampoline and collect the star and
shoot the flying clown. Collect the other star and jump up right to the next 
platform and hit the checkpole. From this checkpole you will notice a cannon,
hop in the cannon and wait till the bar gets to the top and press . Aero will
shoot past the 4 star Platforms into the air, hoverleft and drop onto the upper
left  platform, before you jump again, spin jump left to kill the flying
clown and drop onto the platform with the stars. This will transport you to 
another part of this level via the stars, go left and kill the clowns and collect
all the items. Jump onto the trampoline and jump to the upper right platform,
killing clowns in your way. go right and collect the items and the 1-up. After
you collect the 1-up, go back to the transport stars and back to where the 4 
star platforms are. Jump onto the top left SP #3 and make it crumble, falling
onto  and it will crumble dropping Aero back to the cannon. Hop back 
into the cannon and shoot back up and to the right, landing on the upper 
star platform. From  jump right into the wings, this will let you levitate
for about 5 seconds, then go up between the two platforms and collect the stars
from both sides. Drop back down and get back into the cannon, shoot back up to
 and crumble it falling onto , crumble it and fall back onto the 
ground. Go right and jump through the fiery hoop without hitting the fire on 
eiter side falling to the ground then go left. Pick up the items and avoid the
spikes and kill the clowns, go up the ladder collect the items and find 
jump on it and make it crumble. Go back down and to the right and you will 
see some stars to the right. Hop in them and go to the Bonus round.


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           *Circus Act 2: Find the Key and Rescue Ariel*
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From the start go right and wait for the clown to turn back right, once he does, 
jump on the unicycle. Aero is invicible on the unicycle so ride it down the 
tightrope and run into the 3 clowns. Once you kill the 3 clowns, go back up to 
the start of thetightrope and hang  down, drop off and you will 
fall into a pair of wings. Hover over to the platform to the right and then run 
into the next set of wings. From here hover all the way up to the bonus bubble 
on the platform above. Kill the hovering enemy and drop down to the end of the 
tightrope. If you don't get the Hover Wings, then go to the trampoline to the 
right and jump up to the bonus bubble above. From here go right and kill the 
clown, hit the gate and get the cheese. Go down the ladder and get the drink on
the right, go left, kill the clown get the hotdog and then down the ladder. Go
right and spin attack the clown and get the stars, go down the ladder and then
right to get the hotdog. Now go left and hit the checkpole, continue left and
then up, killing the clowns, go left and fall through the rings. Grab the
cupcake and then kill the clown, continue left to the cannon. Hop onto the
cannon and shoot the Hovering enemy, hop down and push the cannon to the right.
Jump in and shoot Aero up through the platforms and then hover left. Here you
will find some items and the KEY!!! From here, retrace your steps and go back
up all the ladders that you came down to find the key. Once all the way to the
upper checkpole, go right up the ladder and then right. Go down the platforms
collecting the items along the way, once at the bottom go right. Avoid the
spikes and jump onto the trampoline, get a good bounce going and then spin jump
to the left, killing the hovering enemy and collecting some items and the
Lightning Box (2 spins per jump see ITEMS section). Jump right and spin
collecting some stars, spinjump again in the same jump to collect the rest of
the stars and land on the platform to the right and hit the checkpole. From
here, jump onto the first balloon and then the second and then onto the third.
Ride the third balloon up and then jump onto the platform to the left. Go left
killing the clowns and then down the ladder. Go right and kill the clown, then
spin jump the hovering enemy and then spin again to get past the spikes to (2)
1-ups and a clock. Get them then retrace your steps and fall back to the 3rd
balloon. jump right and spin until you reach the platform. Go right, kill both
clowns and then position the cannon below the rings. Shoot Aero through the
rings and then hover to the platform on the right. Drop down and go left killing
the enemies that get in your way, get to the trampoline and start to bounce.
Bounce up and spin attack the clown to the right. Go right, grab the drink and
go up the ladder. Shoot the clown and go left, go up the ladder and then left
to the unicycle. You'll notice a parachute, so before you hop on the unicycle,
hang from the tightrope and drop onto the parachute, falling and collecting
items along the way. Climb back up the ladder and hop onto the cycle, ride the
unicycle up the tightrope killing the clowns in your way (remember that you are
invincible on the unicycle). Collect the items along the way and then once you
get to the end the cycle will propel you off towards the cage in which Ariel is
held captive. You will unlock the cage by hitting it and she will be free. Hop
into the stars and it's back to the Bonus Stage.


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                        *Circus Act 3: Find Fifteen Star Platforms*
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From the start fall onto the parachute and veer to the right to pick up (3)
lollipops, then quickly to the left for (3) cheese, then right for (3) sodas,
back left for (3) hotdogs and then back to the right for (3) cupcakes. Land
then go right through the first gate, but before you run throught the second
on, jump up through the 4 red blocks by the second gate. Pick up the items and
go back down and through the second gate. Hop up to the platform with the
balloon on the upper left, ride the balloon up and then spin attack the clown
to the left. Hop onto the second balloon and spin jump over to the platformon
the right for a 1-up. Drop back down and go right, spin attack the 2 clowns and
crumble the  and . Head right to the cannon and position it under
the items that are under the fiery rings. Shoot throught the rings and veer to
the left to hit the checkpole. Go up the ladder and all the way left to get the
1-up. Now back right and spin attack the trapeze enemy above. Jump from trapeze
to trapeze collecting stars and 'A's. Kill the clown and head up the big ladder.
Hop onto the unicycle and ride it to the end, killing all enemies in your way.
Head right to the diving board and jump over it and spin all the way right to 
pick up a 1-up. Jump back and get on the diving board. Dive off the board into
the center, collecting items and land in the pool below. Head right, shoot the
clown and elephant along the way to a checkpole. Head right and up the ladder,
kill enemies and crumble   and  and now go back left and
then down the ladder. Kill the trapeze enemy and try to veer right on your
descent so you don't hit the spikes below. Jump up and to the right into a
hidden room, jump up to the top to get another 1-up. Swing from trapeze to
trapeze to the left side and hit the checkpole. Kill the clown and before you
hop onto the unicycle, look below and see the parachute. Hang down and fall 
into the chute and grap the items on the way to the platform below. Jump down
to the right and grab the 1-up, then jump from platform to platform heading
left and then jump up to the tightrope. Head right on the tightrope to get all
the items you missed. Now head back left and hit the checkpole, jump over the
spikes and up the ladder. Jump onto  and then jump all the way right to
the transport stars. Go right from the stars and up the ladder, go right into
the invincible star and kill the clowns. Jump onto the trampoline and get the
stars, then jump to the left and collect all the items, kill the clown and get
the 1-up. Go back down and transport through the stars back to the Star
Platforms. Once at the top, jump right onto  then onto  and down
to  and finally  or duck  on the D-Pad. Do not worry about the items in 
this level, because going for them will probably kill you. Just worry about
ducking under the spikes and jumping over the ones on the ground. When there
is a break in the track, you must have enough speed to make the jump or else
you die. this level is relatively easy if you aren't too greedy. The 1-ups are
over the breaks in the track, so you should be able to grab 3 of them.

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                    *Fun Park Act 3: Find Keys and Open the Doors*
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Go right to the elevator, ride it up then get off and go left to hit the 
checkpole. Kill the clown, grab the item then up the ladder. Wait for the Cloud
then hop on and make your way over to the platform on the other side. Grab the
Lightning Box and spinjump up and left, grab the item, jump over the spikes and
kill the clown. Grab the parachute and get the stars, drop down to get the
cheese then back up to wait for the cloud. Make your way over again then down
the ladder. Spinjump over the spikes to kill the clown, do it again then shoot
the fire breathing clown and grab the Key. Go back the way you came and drop
down the elevator shootstaying to the rightside. When you hit bottom, go right
and open the door. Head right and up the elevator to the checkpole, dropdown to
the trampoline but don't bounce. Walk to the rightside and spinjump through the
right hidden throughway to get the wings. Float up and get the 1-up and then
drop back down and jump back out to the trampoline. Jump up right and get on
the next trampoline, bounce up to the middle platform to get the clock and
some items. Go back and jump on the trampoline to get to the upper platform.
Grab the items and jump to the platform to the left, head up and then to the
right to get a bunch of items and kill the enemy. Go back down and drop to the
left, keep amking your way down killing enemies and getting the Key. Make your
way back to the elevator shaft and drop keeping to the rightside, unlock the
door and continue to the right. Get on the elevator and ride it to the top,
then drop all the way down and hit the checkpole. Go right and push the cannon
back to the left under the opening. Hop in and shoot up and to the left, drop
down onto the balloon and ride it to the clock. Get the clock and immediately 
jump to the right to get back down to the cannon, push the cannon right a little
to another opening. Shoot all the way up and kill the clown and grab the start.
Continue upwards killing the clowns and grapping the items, until you get to the 
Key!! Go back down but not all the way, there is a hidden throughway at the top
of the first ladder on the right through the red and blue checkered wall. Fall
all the way down and kill the clowns, grab the items and the (2) 1-ups, then
ride the balloon back to the hidden throughway. Now go all the way down to the
cannon and push it right to another opening, shoot up and to the right. Ride
the balloon and get another 1-up and then back down to the cannon again. Go
back to the left and ride the balloon back to the elevator shaft. Fall down
the shaft and unlock the next door to the right. Go up the elevator and then 
right to a ladder then left, kill a clown then up another ladder. Wait for a
cloud then hop on, then spinjump to the left and grab the 1-up. get back on
the clouds and then make your way over to the platform to the right. Now up
the ladder and jump over the spikes and go under them collecting items and
finally getting to the end of the platform. Kill all the clowns and hop on the
food stand, spinjump to the upper left and grab the KEY!!! Make your way back
to the elevator shaft but don't go all the way down yet. Fall and quickly get
to the right to go through the red and blue checkered hidden wall. Collect the
items and back down the shaft to unlock the next door and get to the next 
elevator. Go up the elevator and then to the right killing the clowns and 
getting the items, now turn around and go back to the elevator shaft. Drop and
go to the right like the last shaft to go through the secret throughway. Get
the items and go right going down the ladder, kill the flying clown and head
left. Kill the other clown and go down the ladder to shoot another clown and 
pick up an item. make your way right shooting clowns and collecting goods. Go
down the ladder and jump on the Clown Mouth, shoot the clown and grab the 4
cupcakes. Jump on the balloon and ride it to get the 1-up to the right, now back
down to the same balloon and ride it up until you see a balloon to the left.
Hop on that one and float up, kill the clown and jump into the warp.


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                *Fun Park Act 4: Ride the Rotor* 
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Go right and up the ladder, kill the clown(s) and then head into the Rotor to
ride to the otherside. When you are on the Rotor, you can only flip up and down.
If there is something in your way up, then press down, if there is something 
in your way down, then press up. Go out and down, hit the checkpole and kill
the clown and grab some stars.  Go down the ladder and grab the items and get
the clowns, now down again and right. Shoot the clown then up the ladder, jump
off the ladder and spin attack the clown. Jump to the 1-up on the left ledge,
then back on the ladder and up to kill the flame throwing clown and grab the 
stars. Hit the checkpole and head into the second Rotor. This one is a little
harder than the first, but it's not too hard. Leave the Rotor and head to the 
ladder, go down and jump attack the spinning clown and grab the 1-up. Head down
and then to the left, shoot the 2 spinning clowns and take the ladder up. Get 
the items to the left, kill the next to clowns going right and grab the stars.
Go back left and head down the ladder, go down the ladder to the right and then
head right to kill the cown and grab the 'A'. Now go right taking out the two
spinning clowns and the big clown, climb the ladder, spin attack the clown and 
grab the 1-up. Go up the ladder then to the left, jump onto the small ledges
killing the clowns and grabbing the 'A's and the clock at the top. Drop down
hit the checkpole and into the final Rotor. This one is harder than the last
two, but persevere and you'll get through it.Head down and grab the cupcake
before heading into the warp stars to Act 5...


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              *Fun Park Act 5: Jump Through 25 Magic Hoops*
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Aero starts this level out on a trampoline, bounce and jump up to the platform
on the upper right. Kill the two clowns and grab the Lightning Box, spinjump to
the stars in the upper left hand corner,then fall back down to the trampoline.
Bounce again and jump to the first platform on the right, shoot the clown and
down the ladder. Hop onto the platform and spin attack the spinning clown to get
a couple of 'A's, now down the ladder. At the bottom of the ladder, spinjump
right and go through the hidden throughway, double jump to the platform and grab
the 1-up. Now back through and to the left, jump over the spikes and hit the
check pole. Shoot the clown and head up the ladder, jump right and through
 through . Back up the ladder, spinattack the flying enemy and
then head left to shoot the clown. Jump through  through , land
and shoot the clown, head right through the gate and collect all the items and
the 1-up at the top avoiding the spikes. Go down and out the gate to the right
and back up the ladder for the third time. Go left and then fall down to the
bottom, go left until you reach the Ferris Wheel. There are 2 clowns riding 
the Wheel and one walking back and forth below. Wait to the side for the 2
riding the Wheel and jump and shoot them as they come by, then get the one
below. Hop on the Ferris Wheel and ride it to the top, jump off onto the
platforms and head to the left. You can jump down to grab some items and then
jump back up the blocks but that is up to you. Hit the checkpole and jump
through  through  into the pool below. Get out of the pool and
go left nailing the two clowns in your way, then the clown with the balloons
and hit the checkpole andgrab the hotdog. Defeat the next two clowns and ride
the elevator up, go right and hop down to the trampoline. Bounce up and grab
the stars and the Lightning Box and then bounce through the hidden wall located
lower left and grab the items. Go back to the trampoline and bounce and shoot
the clown and over the spikes. Bounce through  through , shoot
the clown and bounce over to  through . Now bounce to the right
and then spinjump to the upper left to grab another 1-up, hop back down and
bounce left to clear through . Spin attack the clown and jump to
the platform on the right over the spikes. Hit the checkpole and defeat the
flame blower clown, jump up and grab the invincible stars and slide down the
ladder and go right. Kill the 3 clowns while invincible and then up the ladder
to the right, go up to the next two platforms and then to the right defeating
the clowns. Jump onto the trampoline below and then clear  through
 and then right to hit the checkpole. Hop into the Ferris Wheel and ride
it to the top and then jump to the upper left platform over the spikes. Go to
the left and pick the 1-up, now go back down to the Wheel and ride it until you
get to the upper right and jumpspin right and then jumpspin left to get another
1-up. Jump to the Ferris Whell on the right and then up to the platform and the
checkpole to the right. Jump from platform to platform avoiding the spikes and
make your way up and to the left. Shoot the clown and hit the next checkpole,
head to your left and shoot the two clowns. Jump onto the Snack Hut and then to
the platforms above, jump from platform to platform going to the right and find
a bunch of 'A's and a fire breating clown. Shoot him get the items and go back
the way you came. Head up the ladder and then jump and head to the right to
find yet another hidden pathway. Run through the Clown Mouth and collect the
items and kill the clown, go back and jump on the Clown Mouth to find more
items above. Head back through the passage and onto the diving board, now jump
through  through . Hit the pool and head left defeating the
clowns and heading up the platform and wait for the cloud. Jump on the cloud
and then jump down to get the Lightning Box, get back up to the clouds and get
to the platform on the left. Slide down the ladder, hit the checkpole and then
on to the platform, to the balloon, then the platforms and jump to where Aero
falls on a bunch of items and a balloon. Ride it back to the platform and jump
over the spikes and into the warp stars to the bonus round...


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                    *Fun Park Boss: Meet Mr. Bubbles*
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You have to hit Mr. Bubbles flashing nose with a spin attack. When he extends
his hand that tries to grab Aero, don't spin attack, because you can't do any
damage to him. Hit him 8 times in the nose to kill him, while avoiding the 
snot bubbles that come out his nose when you hit him each time. A pretty easy
boss.


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                    *Woods Act 1: Find the Exit*
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From the start, go left and down into the hole, jump to the left and find a 
hidden throughway. Continue all the way left defeating the clown and grabbing
the clock. Go back right and out the hidden throughway, jump up and then go to
the left up the platforms. Here you will defeat the clown and grab the stars.
Head to the right again and keep going collecting items and killing clowns.
Jump up and hit the checkpole, go down and then up the platforms collecting the 
items and then to the right shooting clowns on the upper platforms. Continue
going right and collect the 'A's after defeating the Fire Breather, now keep
heading to the right through the hidden pathway and grab another 'A'. Now head
back left and then down the platforms, avoiding the wooden spikes in the pits.
Head right grabbing the cupcake and shooting the clown, use the catapult to
grab stars and then head right to the tree. Do not go into the opening just 
yet, spinjump up over the tree to the items on the right side of the tree, get
the items and enter the tree. Drop down to the bottom and then head to the
right and climb the tightrope. Head up over the tightrope and get the wings to
float up and get the item above. Now head to the left back to the tree and go
through it to the other side, shoot the clown and grab the checkpole. Head left
shooting the clowns and jumping over the water, over the spikes and jump up to
the trampoline to grab some more stars. Go down and shoot soome more clowns
over the red bridge and to the checkpole on the platform. Go up the platforms
going left and into the secret room where you can grab a Lightning Box. Now
go down and head up and over the tightrope to the catapult awaiting below. Hop
on the catapult and bounce and jump until you get all the items and the 1-up.
Now go down into the hole and to the left and get the 'A', now back up to the
platform on the left and head left collecting items and head into the warp
stars...


                      *Woods Act 2: Ride the Barrel*

Similar to the rollercoaster act at the Fun Park, you enter the tree and come
out in a barrel rolling down the hill. Do not worry about the items because
this Act is pretty tough. You will probably lose a few Aero's on this one, but
once you get a rhythm down, it's not too bad. Jump over water and spikes to 
get to the end of this level, but if you run into either one, you will die. 
There are two stretches of barrel rolling, after the first one, come out of
the tree and jump up left to grab the 1-up. Hit the checkpole and then on to
the next tree for some more rolling. On this turn, go for the items because
the spikes and water will not interfere with you. End up in the tree and come
out to find the warp stars and on to...


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                    *Woods Act 3: Do the Bungee*
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From the start head sown the tree and then to the left, hop over the spikes
and grab the 4 stars, jump on top of the tree entrance and jump to the left
to grab the 1-up. Now back through the tree right and then jump on top of the
right entrance and make your way up the platforms shooting the clowns and the
1-up. Now drop down on tho the Bungee Jump, get into the jump spot and it will
drop you down. It is kinda hard to control the rise and fall of the cord, so do
your best to grab all the itmes and the key. You will be propelled down 3 times
until you are automatically released from the bungee harness, but you can get
back in for another go around if you don't get everything. Now unlock the gate
and head right shooting the clowns until you get to the next Bungee Jump. Go
down and get all the items and the key avoiding the spikes, once you are done
hop on top of the Bungee Jump hut. Go up the platforms and grab the clock on
the right and then head left jumping from platform to platform. Kill the clowns
and head into the secret area through the hidden pathways to get some items and
a Lightning Box. Head left through another secret pathway and hit the parachute
to collect a bunch of items and a 1-up. Now head back right and unlock the door.
Go right and grab the wings to fly up and grab the clock and then through the
secret throughway and shoot the clowns and grab some items. Go right through
another hidden throughway and make your way right and drop down to collect a
ton of items and onto the Bungee Jump Hut. Bungee down to grab more items and
another key. Go back up unlock the door and head right to the warp stars.


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                     *Woods Act 4: Ride the Rapids*
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This Act is a little tricky, there a few 1-ups, but to make this level worth
it, you should only concer yourself with the first 1-up which is at the
beginning. Before you start sliding, jump up and to the right to grab the 1-up,
now slide down avoiding the spikes by jumping or ducking. There are items 
along the way, but get them at your own risk, I died more often trying to grab
items so it is not worth it to me. Slide down and avoiding the spikes and fall
into a pool below, go left and grab the 'A's and hit the checkpole. Slide down
again avoiding the spikes again and land into another pool, go left and grab
the 'A's again and hit the checkpole. Now go right and back to the sliding yet
again, avoid the spikes and try to stay right to get some 1-ups along the way.
Fall into the pool and then head right to the warp stars..


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                    *Woods Boss: Nothing*
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That's right, no Bonus levels or Boss for the Woods stage.


 
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                    *Museum Act 1: Explore the Hallway*
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From the start, head right avoiding the fire and jumping over the lava, get the
stars and keep going right killing the helmet enemies and then to the elevator.
Go up and shoot the enemy on the right, jump left to the trampoline, bounce to
get the stars and then head left killing enemies. Avoid the spikes that rotate
in a circle and grab the 'A's, keep going to the left and make your way up to
the platform avoiding the fire, shooting the enemy and jumping over the saws.
Grab the 1-up and 'A's and then head back to the elevator. Jump over the
elevator and grab the item to the right, now drop back to the bottom and head
right. Jump through the guillotines  and over the water, shoot the enemy and
jump to the trampoline that is on the wall sideways. This will shoot you left
and then go up the ladder, then shoot the enemy and go to the left through the
hidden path. Get the stars and other items and then head back right, and down
the ramps collecting items and avoiding the fire. Now head right under the
saws and hit the checkpole then jump up to the trampoline to get the stars.
Jump throught the poles avoiding the saws and into the middle onto the next
trampolines, be careful to get into the middle or you will fall into the lava
and die. After three jumps from trampoline to trampoline, bounce up to the
upper right ledge through the saws and shoot the enemy. Grab the item and drop
to the right, go down the ladder and grab the items on the left. Hit the
checkpole and down the ramps shooting the enemies and hopping on the statues
to grab the items, watching out for the clowns that explode out of the statues
that you are jumping on. Go right up the ramp and jump through the guillotines
back down the ramp avoiding the fireball, hitting the checkpole, and then up
the elevator. Jump to the left and head for the platforms avoiding the fireball
and shooting any enemies that may pop up, jump from platform to platform and
then jump into the warp stars at the end.
 

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                    *Museum Act 2: Ride the Conveyor Belts*
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From the start, go right past the elevator and into the hidden section picking
up some items, now back to the elevator and ride it up. Go right at the the top
and jump on the conveyor, ride it down jump over the saws and then up the other
one to a checkpole. Shoot the enemy and jump on the upper right conveyor, going
up and to the left from conveyor to conveyor to the platform to the left. Go
through the hidden area and pick up a ton of items, then back to the start of
the platform. Fall to the right and hover to reach the platform below, and then
fall to the left and hover to get the 1-up, now drop back to the checkpole. 
Jump to the lower conveyor belt and make your way to the right avoiding the
saws to get to the next checkpole. Head right from conveyor to conveyor and
shoot enemies and hop up to the platform to get the 'A's. Before jumping down,
go right through the hidden area and get the Bonus, now drop down to the belt
and then go to the right to get the 1-up. Head back up and to the left riding
the belts all the way to the ground, now go right to pick up some items and
head into the secret area for some more. Now go left and jump on the statues,
the second one hides a clown so watch out, jump from the second statue to the
ledge above to get another 1-up. Now go down and to the left, kill the enemy
and gather the items and hit the checkpole and then up the belts and then over
to the left. Go down the conveyors and pick up items along the way, now once at
the bottom go to the left side. Then up the next conveyor belts and the down
and left collecting items and WAIT to go into the warp stars. Jump over the
stars and get the clock and then go into the stars...


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                        *Museum Act 3: The Tower*
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Start off heading right, hitting enemies and then to the right wall. Jump up
and hit the enemy and collect the items watching out for the statue the shoots
fire out. Now go down the ladder and go left, slide down the green slime and
over to the other side. Wait until the statue stops breathing fire and then
jump on it, then jump onto the platform and over the slime to the 1-up avoiding
the saws. Go back down to the left and down the ladder, start to slide then
jump to the right onto the fire statue getting the 'A'. Now slide down and get
the items and then jump into the side trampoline on the wall over to the one on
the left and into a bunch of stars and a 1-up. Slide down the ladder and then
go left watching out for the clown that breaks out of the statue, hit the
checkpole and make your way up the platforms to grab another 1-up and then it's
down the ladder and right. Slide down the green slime avoiding the saws by
jumping and ducking, down down the next ladder and left. Watch out for the
clown in the dtatue and slide down the slime again to the wall, jump and get
the Lightning box and jump up to the platform. Head up the platforms avoiding
the saws and get another 1-up, now back down to the ladder to the left. Slide
down again avoiding the saws hitting the checkpole and down the ladder again.
Slide right avoiding the saws once again getting the items and down to the
next checkpole. Go down the slide and hit the next checkpole avoiding the saws
as usual, now head up the very small platforms to the right. I like to jump and
then hover so I don't fall into the lava, get up to the clock and other items
and then back down left to the ladder. Down the ladder and grab the stars to
the right, and then up and get the clock, now down the next lader and jump over
the lava and kill the enemies. Go down the next ladder and then double jump
left to get the 1-up on the ledge and down the next ladder. Go left and to the
next ladder and down to the right, avoid the spinning spikes and hit the next
checkpole. Go down the next ladder and slide down the slime slide avoiding the
saws and down to the fire statue below. Hop up onto the statue and then to the
small platforms above to get a 1-up and kill a floating enemy, now drop down to
the ladder. Slide down the ladder, hit the checkpole and slide down the slime,
avoiding the saws, thenjump on the trampoline and veer to the left to get the
'A's and then veer left again and fall, avoiding the saws, back to the ground
and down the ladder. Hit the checkpole, kill the enemy and then slide left,
again avoiding the saws and picking up some 'A's, then down the ladder again.
Go down the next slide going right, avoiding the saws and pick up the clock
and down the ladder at the bottom. Run under the statues and then go back and
kill the clowns and then back to the left, jump left at the wall trampoline
then to the next and up into the stars and 1-up. Now drop down hit the
checkpole and slide down the ladder, run right shooting the ghosts and over to
the next ladder. Go down and left avoiding the swinging spikes to the other
side to grab an 'A'. Head down the ladder hit the checkpole and then hit the
slime slide again, avoiding the saws. Go down the last ladder and head left,
shooting the ghost and into the warp stars...
 

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                      *Museum Act 4: Explore the Secret Passage*
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Go right, kill the ghost and spin attack the wall twice to break it, now keep
going right and drop off the platform and go back left to jump over some saws
and get some stars. Go back right and get the items and then hop up on the
platforms and kill the ghosts and up to the platform in the upper right and
break the wall with two star shots. Continue right and bust the wall to the
upper right to get some 'A's and then back to the left and up onto the ledge
with a saw under it. Break the wall and head left to a room with a 1-up, now
go back out and continue right to hit a checkpole and then go down to the
platform with the spinning spikes and go right breaking yet another wall and
hop onto the trampoline to get another 1-up. Head left out of the area and
under the spinning spikes and drop down and go right breaking another wall to
collect some items. Now go back left and break another wall and keep going to
the left, go under the first platform and then up to it to hit a checkpole and
then go left to an electric tightrope. Jump onto the electric tightrope but
watchout for an electric pulse that will travel left inflicting damage if it
hits you. Jump over the saws on the tightrope and onto the ground and then
bounce on the trampoline to get items and then up to the platform on the left.
Jump on the parachute and ride it down collecting a bunch of items and falling
to the ground, kill the ghost and break the wall to the right. Shoot the ghost
and hop on the lava raft that will automatically shove off to the right. Jump
over the blocks in your way back onto the raft, if you fall into the lava you
are doomed. I use the jump then float technique to get back to the raft, there
is a 1-up that you can get on one of the blocks and then back to the raft and
to the other side. Hit the checkpole, shoot the enemy and break the wall to
continue moving to the right. Shoot the enemies and jump up to the platform
above, move under or over the spinning spikes heading left and then hop onto
the statue the shoots fire. Hop up and move to the right shooting enemies and
then break through the wall, keep going right and bounce off the trampolines
on the sides of the walss to get items and make it to the platform above and
left. Now through the wall and down to meet the electric robot that shoots an
electrical pulse at you, avoid it and jump on the electrical tightrope. Jump
over the saws on the tightrope, avoiding the electrical pulse and the saws.
Get off the electric tightrope and into the warp stars.

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                *Museum Act 5: The Laboratory*
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From the start, go left into the hidden area, grab the Lightning Box and jump
over the lava to get a 1-up, now jump back over then out of the hidden area
and down the path. Jump onto the Fire statue heads to get stars and then down
to the wall trampoline in the lower right hand corner. Bounce off the wall
trampoline over to the next getting items and then to the platform on the right
and jump left to get to another hidden area to find some items. Head back to
right and past some statues that will reveal a clown, kill him and avoid the
fire bubble and on to the checkpole to the right. Drop down avoiding the spikes
and get the stars to the right, go over the swinging spikes and over to the
left and drop onto the fire statue. Fall off and head left to get a 1-up and
then back right shooting the floating enemies and coming to a box where a
laserbeam is travelling from corner to corner. Avoid the beam and continue
going right shooting the robot, grabbing the 'A' and going up the elevator.
While up there go right and get some stars in a hidden area and then jump
left to get more stars in another hidden area and then back down. Head right
again shooting the robot and avoiding the two laserbeams, keep going right
past the wall trampoline into the hidden area and grabbing the 'A'. Go back
out and hit the trampolines up and onto the platform to the left shooting the
ghost and continuing right shooting ghosts. Drop down and then run right under
the spinning spikes all the way to the left wall and down grabbing all the
items and head right. Kill a ghost and keep going right to get to a tightrope,
hop onto it and hang and shimmy to the right. Hop back up and continue right
to a checkpole. Hop on the tightrope and watch out for the pulse that will head
your way, hop over the saws and grab some 'A's and then off the tightrope.
Shoot the enemy and jump over the lave past the elevator into a hidden area to
find a 1-up and then hit the checkpole and up the elevator. Once up jump and
hover onto the blocks to the left and through the hidden area after you shoot
the enemy. Run to the left and get a whole lot of items, when you hit the last
room, jump up and to the left to get to another room with (4) 1-ups, now go
back out. Go right shooting the ghost and dropping down at the wall, now go
left avoiding the spinning spikes and jump to get some stars and then fall
down to get some more. Get all the way to the bottom and shoot the ghost and
go back left to hit the checkpole and get some 'A's, now head right and shoot
some ghosts and go past the laserbeam. Shoot the robot and head for the lava
raft. This trip on the lava raft is a little harder, but if you use the jump
and hover technique, you should do fine. Once you get past the lave hit the
checkpole and shoot the ghostand head for the electrical tightrope. Hop on the
tightrope and go over to the wall, jump and get the stars and head over the
platforms to the left and hit the checkpole. Now head right past the (2) laser
beams and collect some 'A's toward a series of laserbeams. Get past them and
jump over the warp stars to get a 1-up and then back into them to meet the
Big Boss..




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                   *Museum Boss: Edgar Ektor's Domain*
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You start out watching Edgar (the clown) and his Bat sidekick(the one that
was controlling Mr. Bubbles) hop into a giant clown face machine and head up.
You will have to jump up as the arrow on your right will show, from platform
to platform until the arrow stops. Collect 'A's along the way and when their
machine stops, spin attack the nose part while avoiding spinning clowns that
come out of the clown mouth. After a bunch of hits, the two baddies head up
again leaving you to chase them. Just like the last time keep going up and try
not to hit the electrified stuff and the spinning spikeballs. Again you will
stop and this time they will launch a couple clowns at you, keep spin attacking
the mouth and the mouth will eventually fall off. You will then chase them
again grabbing 'A's along the way until eventually you get to the top and aim
for the nose when you stop. They will unleash a propeller to get you, simply
avoid it and it will retract. Keep pounding the nose, avoiding the clowns and
you will destroy the machine. 



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VIII. Bonus Rounds
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1. Circus Act Bonus:

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         *Dive Through the Rings*
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This is pretty straight forward, make sure Aero makes it throught he rings by
guiding him through them with the D-pad. You must hit the pool below or you fail,
if you make it through every ring and hit the pool you get 1000 points and an
extra life.

2. Fun Park Act Bonus

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         *Stayin Alive*
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This is a rollercoaster bonus, jump and duck all the way. Unlike the first 
rollercoaster act, try and get all the items, it will not harm you. Watchout
for the spikes and you should be alright.

3. Woods Act Bonus

    None



4. Museum Act Bonus


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         *Bounce off the Trampolines*
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You cannot die, simply bounce from trampoline to trampoline and collect the
items all the way up. There are a ton of items and a bunch of 1-ups, so explore
everywhere and get everything before you go all the way up and out of the bonus
round.

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IX. Ending
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When you beat the machine, it will go haywire breaking through the wall to the
right and fall over a cliff. Edgar hangs on but Aero automatically goes over
to him and punches him off the cliff. Edgar falls anf Aero watches and then a
screen comes up with an overweight Aero that reads 'CONGRATULATIONS". Press a
button and the credits roll then the Game Cleared screen. Great you just beat
a very mediocre game.