Strategy Guide N64

=AEROFIGHTERS ASSAULT mini FAQ 2.0=
                                Compiled and maintained by Duros Bith
                                           [email protected]
              Please send me any Aerofighters info/secrets you do not
see here
                                  Screw the reviews, this game ROCKS!

CONTENTS:
1)SECRETS
2)SPECIAL MOVES
3)GAME VIEWS
4)PILOT/PLANE WEAPON LIST
5)BOSS/LEVEL STRATEGIES
6)FUTURE UPDATES
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Added cool stuff in the SECRETS section. (Thanks to Ken at Paradigm.)
Added BOSS/LEVEL STRATEGIES
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1)SECRETS

ENABLE SPANKY: Find and compete all bonus missions.

ENABLE MAO MAO: On the title screen, press: C-Left, C-Down, C-Right,
C-Up, C-Left, C-Right, C-Down

SECOND PAINT JOB: Press R at the plane select screen. (Only works in
Main Game and 
Boss attack)To select the alternate color in Death Match, Hold the R
button while 
selecting your plane. (Only works for the four original planes.)

ENEMY PLANES IN DEATHMATCH: For each level you beat, you will enable an
enemy plane in deathmatch. There are 6 in all.

BONUS LEVELS: Aero Fighters Assault Bonus Stages...What it Takes!

AIR DOCKING
To reach the first bonus you must complete Tokyo and the
Pacific Ocean stages with a very high score.

SHUTTLE DEFENSE
To reach the second bonus stage you will need to complete
Tokyo, Pacific Ocean, and Air Battle very quickly. If it's
sunset when you reach the Desert stage you're already too
late to save the shuttle.

GOLIATH DEFENSE
The third bonus stage is played after Fortress if you have
already won the first two bonus stages.

SECRET STAGE!
There is a secret stage after you win the Ice Cave stage.
It waits for a player who can complete all three bonus stages
and all seven regular stages.

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2)SPECIAL MOVES
                                                    FSX/SU-35
 COBRA: Pull back on analog stick and push bottom C Button. Then pull
back on Joy Stick
 and push top C Button.
CULBIT(backflip): pull back on analog stick and push bottom C Button.
Then pull back on
 Joy Stick and push top C Button, continue to hold JoyStick back.

To Execute:
Two simultaneous actions are required to perform the maneuver.
- Tap the analog stick back twice.
- During the first tap, press the Down "C" button.
- During the second tap, press the Up "C" button.

 If you release the analog stick after the second tap, you will do a
Cobra maneuver,
 which will drop your flight path, and slow you down.

If you keep the stick back, you will do a CULBIT(backflip).   
(Caution: these moves will decrease your elevation, don't perform close
to the ground.)

                               F-14 / A-10 / F-15
RUDDER REVERSAL: Slow down and pull back until the nose of the plane is
at 30 degrees
 or more, then tap the left C Button or right C Button twice.
You will make a hard turn in the direction you pressed. (If you can't
pitch your nose to
 30 degrees you are too high. Decrease your elevation.)

 To Execute:
- Pull back stick to pitch nose to at least 30 degrees.
- Slow down.
- Tap the Left or Right "C" button twice quickly.

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3)GAME VIEWS
There are several different views in this game. There seems to be a
couple ways of 
choosing them. Because of this my info may be slightly inaccurate. If
so, please inform 
me.

R button-Cockpit view/Trail view(normal)
Up on control pad-Rear view
Down on control pad-Enemy
boss/cockpit                                        
Left on control pad-Enemy support vehicle    
Right on control pad-Nearest enemy
plane                                  

PADLOCK (TRACKING) VIEWS
While in Trail or Cockpit View, press the down on the Control Pad. Your
view will lock onto targets in this order: 

1. Nearest Enemy Fighter
2. Enemy Boss 
3. Enemy Support Vehicle 
4. Friendly Boss 
5. Nearest Friendly plane

If there are no threats, (Pilot control in practice) your views will not
padlock. 
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4)PILOT/PLANE WEAPON LIST
                                AEROFIGHTERS ASSAULT TEAM

FS-X/HIEN                                                       F-14
Tomcat/HAWK
DEFENSE: Makibishi mine                                 DEFENSE: Chaff
MAIN: Kunai shot                                             MAIN: 20mm
machine gun
MISSILE: Tornado stars                                   MISSILE:
Phoenix missile
SPECIAL: Ninja beam                                      SPECIAL:
Tomahawk missile

A-10 Thunderbolt/GLENDA                              SU-35/VOLK
DEFENSE: Chaff                                                DEFENSE:
Air mine
MAIN: 30mm machine gun                                MAIN: Fire ball
MISSILE: Rocket                                               MISSILE:
Fire arrow
SPECIAL: Fae Bomb                                          SPECIAL: Fire
wave
                                           SECRET PILOTS
F-15 Eagle/MAO MAO                                      ????/SPANKY
DEFENSE: Jamming Chaff                                 DEFENSE: ????
MAIN: 20mm machine gun                                MAIN: ????
MISSILE: Phoenix missile                                MISSILE: ????
SPECIAL: Ninja beam                                       SPECIAL: ????

                                            ENEMY PLANES

SU-25                                                             
MIG-31
DEFENSE: Chaff                                                DEFENSE:
Chaff
MAIN: 30mm machine gun                                MAIN: 30mm machine
gun
MISSILE: Fire arrow                                         MISSILE:
Fire arrow
SPECIAL: Fae Bomb                                          SPECIAL: Fire
wave

KFIR C2                                                            F-22
DEFENSE: Chaff                                                DEFENSE:
Air mine
MAIN: 30mm machine gun                                MAIN: 30mm machine
gun
MISSILE: Rockets                                             MISSILE:
Rockets
SPECIAL: Fire wave                                         SPECIAL: Fae
bomb

RAFALE C01                                                    EFA
DEFENSE: Makibishi mine                                 DEFENSE: Chaff
MAIN: Kunai shot                                             MAIN: 20mm
machine gun
MISSILE: Tornado stars                                   MISSILE:
Phoenix missile
SPECIAL: Ninja beam                                      SPECIAL:
Tomahawk missile
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5)BOSS/LEVEL STRATEGIES

SPRIGGAN:
First, take out the two red things at the tip of each wing. The wing
tips will appear charred and twisted if you did it correctly.
 Then approach from behind and shoot at the two remaining red things in
the middle. When close, unload a special or two and keep moving to avoid
fire.

FORTRESS:
The only way I've ever beat the fortress is with Mao Mao.  I take all
the shield generators and enemy planes out first. Keeping 
just within lockon distance I then take out all the surrounding ground
threat. Quickly take out the ground threat around the
spike on a couple passes and then fire your ninja beams at the red bars
on the middle spike. The beam will not normaly fire
 until your time runs out. However, the beam will sometimes fire if it
is very low on energy or if it does not have any defense, 
so leave one of the guns around the base of the the spike undestroyed,
then ninja beam it before it beams you!

ICE CAVES:
Again Mao Mao comes in very handy here with her  Ninja beam and good
armor, but anyone should do. The caves aren't much of a problem as long
as you keep your airbrake on all the time. Be prepared to take sharp
turns up down left and right while avoiding giant icicles. Once you get
to the boss, just start blasting the frozen eye with missles and guns.
When the eye is open, pop a couple specials in him. Kablamo! you're
done. (Ninja beams work the best.)
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6)FUTURE UPDATES
On page14, the manual says the game has 11 levels, but on page17-23 it
only lists10.
There must be a hidden bonus mission. More info later as I get it. 
Is there a way to enable Spanky with a simple code?  What do you get if
you collect all 
stars? There might be more secrets to this game. If you find any let me
know...
Duros Bith
[email protected]