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SILHOUETTE MIRAGE (DOMESTIC PLAYSTATION)
John Shivers(Faust) [email protected]>
Version 0.8 --------------------- 1/17/00
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= CONTENTS =======================
Chapter 1 - Area/Boss Walkthroughs
Chapter 2 - Level 6 Weapons
Chapter 3 - Possible Paths
Chapter 4 - Credits
IMPORTANT NOTES AND FORWARD:
Well, since the last update a few things have been
cleared up, but some stuff I'm still a little
doubtful about. Mainly the exact requirements for
fighting Geluve. Currently here is what I suspect
them to be, if you can help me but knocking one off
the list as you fought her and didnt do it, please
e-mail me. Anyways, this maybe a little too much
but this is what I did the time I went through(and
what someone else who e-mailed me did too).
1) Don't die at all.
2) Enter Prinsdam through the right head(the
3) Fight the Reaper.
4) Don't kill Zohar in 2 minutes at the battle
in the core.
5) Fight Serah(ties in with #4), and drain all
6) Choose to Restore Edo.
Also, as this FAQ is reaching completion if there
is anything you would like to see added(or maybe a
boss strategy made a bit more in depth to
accomadate those who do need a point by point
guide) please let me know! As always, my e-mail
address can be found at the top of this FAQ.
CHAPTER 1 - AREA/BOSS WALKTHROUGHS
Area 1 - Shamain
There is nothing really to say about this level, simply fight
your way through it and pick up some of the basics. I would
strongly suggest getting as much money as possible from every
Polly Peeper in the level to buy the Level 6 Surosa in Section
In this level you are introduced to the Silhouette attribute.
Continue to earn as much money as possible for the Level 6
Surosa, as this is your one and only chance to get it before
the final boss!
NOTABLE SHOP - At one of the drop offs in the level there is a
cliff you can jump up to and over to get to a shop with the
Level 6 Surosa.
>>> |##\ /|
If you are a little short on cash, the Spectres on the
platform to the left of the shot will respawn if you jump
up near the shop and then go back to it.
BOSS - Grigg (( Silhouette ))
Grigg is the first of many bosses you will fight in this
game. He only has one attack you need to look out for, and
that is his boomeranging blade thing. If it hits you right
it can whipe you out in a matter of seconds! He has a wide
variety of attacks, but none aside from it are a threat. If
you picked up the Level 6 Surosa earlier in the stage you
should beat the hell out of Grigg with ease!
BOSS - "Walker" (( Both Attributes ))
Not a true boss, but your first encounter with one of these
Peeper driven monstrosities, so I'll cover how to defeat
them. Simply reflect their shots back at them using the
appropriate attribute based on what color side of their
gun they are using. Alternatively you can use certain
weapons such as the Level 6 Surosa to push him up the cliff
so that he falls forward on his face taking away half his
This level is not really what could be called a level. It
is essentially a "Boss Chamber". However there is a hidden
shop that is worth visiting if you are a fan of Priday.
NOTABLE SHOP - The whole level looks like is shown below,
simply jump over the gap to get Level 6 Priday.
|| <<< ||
||__SHOP_____ ______ ||
|###########/ \#####\ ||
|##########\ BUG /################|
BOSS - Bug (( Mirage ))
Bug's attacks consist of "summoning" spells. There are 3
different ones, the only one that really has a chance of
hitting you is the Polly Peeper summon. The Polly Peeper
summons simply creates a Peeper in mid-air that throws a
bomb at you. His second spell is Summon Battleship,
which will create a battleship in the background that
fires shots at you. When the shots hit the ground a
geyser erupts. This is easily dodged by dashing up the
walls and staying against them until the geysers fade
away. The third attack is an Avalanche, which can be
avoided the same way as the battleship. Bug can be an
annoying boss at first, but after you've played him once
or twice previously you can make short work of him.
Area 2 - Raqia
This is another straight forward stage(well, they all
really are in this game). The only thing I should mention
is that when fighting the motorcyclists jump up on top of
the street lamps and knock them off with Mirage from
there, then jump down and take their cash and kill them
BOSS - Nardo (( Silhouette ))
The first of many bosses in Raqia, and by far the
easiest. He has no particulary strong attacks, so just
dodge his projectiles and shoot him. The only thing
about him that may cause some complications is
occasionaly the people in the building behind you will
throw stuff at you, and the damage can really add up.
BOSS - Zohar (( Both Attributes ))
The first of many battles with Zohar has come! Zohar
can switch attributes during battle as he/she chooses.
His Silhouette attribute will use mainly melee style
sword attacks, and her Mirage attribute will use all
projectile attacks. Zohar is loaded with cash(500!) so
make sure to grab it all! This is the easiest part of
the game to get money in, as while the following battles
with Zohar still give him/her 500 gold, they are a bit
harder to steal from. Anyways, as for killing him/her
simply stay back from the Silhouette attacks and blast
away, and when she uses Mirage just look which direction
the shots are being fired in and don't be there when
At the start of this level you will fight some
motorcyclists. Afterwards a Spectre will disconnect the
back part of the train so you have to run and jump across
the gap. Then you will have to fight a walker, simply use
the same strategy as before. Also, this walker you can
simply push off the side of the train with certain
BOSS - Goliath (( Silhouette ))
Start off by taking down his spirit all the way, it will
make this a much easier fight. If you attempt to steal
from him, be careful! He can often grab you directly out
of your hold. When he jumps onto the truck be careful,
and dont bother trying to knock the toys back at him,
BOSS - Attribute Gun (( Both Attributes ))
The only way to damage the Attribute Gun is reflect its
shots back at it. To know which side to use, watch the
color of the bullets in order as they are being loaded.
Its attacks are really powerful, but if you pay attention
to what color is next he is really easy as he has little
life for how much damage each hit does. Also, keep an eye
for any "stragglers"... in other words, sometimes one of
the bullets that runs up there in one load will not get
in the gun and will get in first the next load. This can
through you off if you're not paying attention.
BOSS - Dynamis (( Both Attributes ))
Dynamis has several attacks, most of which involve her
tentacle-things shooting projectiles, and also she will
run across the screen with her fin. To hurt her simply
kill her tentacles. Killing them with the same attribute
will damage her spirit, and killing them with opposite
will damage her life. If a tentacle is killed while stuck
to the ground then it will stay there until you kill it
again shooting projectiles. Dynamis is extremely easy,
but can get annoying as hell when she refuses to actually
fight you and keeps doing her little fin attack.
Area 3 - Shehaqim
The first screen of this section has contains the Level 6
Angara, so if you want it be sure not to miss it. The
area is layed out like:
|| __ __ ||
|| /#|**|#\ ||
|| /##|**|##\ <<< ||
You will fight some flying Spectres at the start of the
stage(in the right valley), and then proceed up the side
of the center. Once here you will fight some more, but
before you kill them MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT STANDING IN
THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN! If you are you will fall down
a pit into the next area. Instead you want to stay on
the sides so you can head left to get Level 6 Angara.
After fighting the enemies at the shop, head back up to
the pit and fall in this time. If you need some extra
cash the Spectres on both side will respawn.
This section is a giant wheel following you, and during
the course of the path there are several branches you
can take, including one to Level 6 Rasti. The stage is
layed out as follows:
(% = Start, > = Path leads Right, < = Path leads Left,
/\ = Path leads Up, \/ = Path leads Down, !SHOP! =
Level 6 Rasti Shop)
<<<<<<<<<<<<<< % SHOP
BOSS - Pablo (( Silhouette ))
First off, to get Pablo to come out of the shadows
simply stand at the back of the screen and don't
move. After you start talking to him he will turn
' into a werewolf and the two of you fight. He uses a
lot of melee and air attacks, and is extremely fast
so be careful. He isn't the hardest boss in the game,
but if you aren't careful he can easily take you out.
You probably want to steal his money, as hes loaded,
so take out his spirit first so he can't fight back
with anything but swipes. An interesting aspect about
this fight is that there are three possible things
that your character can say after you win. One is
said when you beat Pablo without the background
falling down, another is when you beat him when the
background falls down and is put back up, and the
final is when the background falls and you beat
Pablo before it is put back up.
BOSS - Malak (( Both Attributes ))
One of the more difficult bosses(unless you have the
Level 6 Surosa, in which case all are easy). Shoot
his little "happy face with wings" until he appears(he
being the giant chameleon). His attribute is whatever
you shot the happy face with. Watch out for the slow
moving energy orbs and reflect them with the
appropriate attribute so they can hit Malak for extra
damage. Also make sure to reflect the heat seeking
lasers, as while they wont hit Malak when you do, it
keeps them from damaging you(which they almost always
BOSS - Zohar (( Both Attributes ))
After he interrupts you and Bug, you will do battle
with Zohar for the second time. Play him the exact
same way as the first fight, but look out for his
one or two new attacks(a heat seeking beam for his
Mirage form, and a spinning then dash at you for his
Silhouette form). And dont forget to rob him blind!
Area 4 - Machonom
BOSS - Samson (( Silhouette ))
This fight is easy as hell, but extremely fun in my
opinion! Simply jump over his hand when he attacks
with it and dodge or reflect his projectile. If his
projectile hits the ground it will create a geyser.
He also has a grab attack where he attempts to get
you with both hands, but its so easy to dodge I've
never even been hit by it to tell you what it does!
Don't bother draining his spirit, its a waste of
time since he only has 3 or 4 attacks and he has a
lot more spirit than life.
In this section you just fight some Spectres who
are hanging from the ceiling.
As soon as you start in this section, drop down to
the bottom level and talk to the bunny guy and buy
Grattoni Level 6!! Then proceed onward to fight...
BOSS - Faust (( Silhouette ))
Heheh, needless to say I like this guy's name. ;)
Anyways, he has a lot of really powerful summoning
spells! If you have a "high impact" weapon that
will knock him backwards, use it! The last thing
you want to happen is be caught on your Mirage side
when he pulls out his big satellite laser. Grabbing
him also will stop him from attacking, so try to
stay close to him. If you can keep him from
attacking with his stronger attacks you should have
few problems in this fight, as he has very little
BOSS - Sara (( Mirage ))
At the start of the fight just keep shooting her
with Silhouette until she sheds the cardboard
cut-out. At this point there are a few things you
should be aware of... first off, whenver she opens
the thing on her head, any thing you shoot her with
will be absorbed until she builds up enough to use
the slot machine. When she uses the slot machine
just jump or fire, or press any button, to get it
to stop spinning. Possible outcomes include a bunch
of Polly Peepers, a bunch of Spectres, Money, Life
Healing things, and Spirit Healing things. "LUCKY"
will do about 50 damage to Sara. The little black
faces will do about 50 damage you. Most of her
attacks are easily reflected, and make sure to
reflect the little balls she will drop on the
ground. They don't do any damage, but they will trip
Sara up. And while she has a lot of money, she is
rather difficult to steal from so for best results
drain her spirit first. At the end of the fight you
will get to play the Slot machine one last time, then
you continue on to a shop before the next boss.
BOSS - Delia (( Mirage ))
To beat him simply choose a side of the level then
pick up and throw the Spectres into the soup. Every
now and then Delia will drink some, and if the soup
is blue he will take damage, and if it is red he
will build up his spirit meter. When his spirit meter
reaches 100 he will shoot a long series of
projectiles at you, and all you ahve to do is use
your Mirage reflector.
Area 4 - Mathey
At this point there are two paths you can take, but
both lead to what is essentially the same place, just
reversed to be accurate with the direction you went.
I suggest taking the right path, to the Surfer head,
as that way you can get Level 6 Envia, and I think
it is also one of the requirements for fighting
Don't bother attacking the guys here with their own
attribute, as they have infinite spirit. Just kill
them and move onward. Buy any healing stuff you need
at the shop, as the next 3 fights are the hardest
outside of the final bosses!
BOSS - Spider (( Normal ))
Since this enemy has neither attribute, you have to
reflect its own shots back at it to kill it. Stay on
levels below it so it will hang down and try to shoot
you, then get right next to it and bring up your
reflector so you can reflect up to 3 shots back at a
time instead of one from a distance. Stay as far as
you can away if he is not firing shots though!! This
guy has caught me by surprise and killed me more
times than I can count... If he launches the little
webs take the time to reflect them, as if he jumps
into them they will drain his life for a lot of
damage. Avoid his thread attack followed by an
explosive spider at all costs! It does about 60
damage each hit. When he captures you in his webbing,
reapeatedly wiggle the controller back and forth and
with any luck you will get out before he can hurt you.
You now have another chance to buy healing items before
the next two bosses. I strongly suggest maxing out your
life and spirit. This shop also features the Level 6
Envia if you entered through the right head(the surfer
BOSS - Yona Division (( Normal ))
This boss consists of a bunch of the robot soldiers
that populate the area, and their general. The catch
is they are all attribute-less(unless the general
uses his Attribute Wave attack) so you can only hurt
them by reflecting their own weapons. For best
results get as close to the general as you can so he
tosses out grenades and then reflect them. Make sure
the soldiers don't catch you from behind while you
are doing that though! Speaking of which, it is a
good idea to get into a corner for a while and
reflect until the soldiers are killed if you want to
play it safe.
BOSS - Megido (( Silhouette ))
And now a battle I'm sure you'll hate. Megido. This
guy is a pain in the ass. Even if you counter his
attacks perfectly he still has a way of getting you
every now and then. Whenever he does his Chubby Hand
or Giga Wave attacks, either block them(which works
very well in the case of Giga Wave) or get the hell
out of the way. If he won't stop doing one or the
other try to get close and throw him off the edge
to break his pattern. Burning Arrow is another of
his attacks that can be a pain, but is actually one
of the easiest to dodge if you know how. The battle
field is like this of course:
The key to dodging Burning Arrow is when he is
coming down, run to the side of the screen opposite
which side your Silhouette is on(lets say in this
example the left). So youd be dashing across like:
When he hits the ground turn around so you are
facing the slope(and are in Silhouette mode) and
use your reflector, so when he comes out of the
ground he is coming from the slope into your
shield, not below you or behind you like he would
be elsewhere. He will also throw Spectres out
sometimes, but consider this a blessing and whipe
them out fast for healing items. And be careful
when attacking him with Silhouette shots to drain
his spirit, as if he does his spin it will
reflect them back at you. If he jumps into the
background and throws energy orbs at you, just
run as much as possible as if you stop to block
they will almost always hit you from behind
instead of hit your shield. The good news is you
only have to do 500 damage.
To fight the Reaper you have to have not died at
all at this point.
BOSS - The Reaper (( Silhouette ))
This guy is the hardest boss in the game! However
all of his attacks have counters that once you
get in a pattern of doing, are not too hard to
pull off. He starts off the fight by getting on
his chariot and flying across the screen. Simply
reflect it with either attribute and you should
not take any damage. Whenever he raises his
scythe above his head he will either do one of
two things. The first possible thing is he will
send a geyser of attacks flowing across the
screen, and the other is he will toss his scythe
up and energy will start gathering around it. As
soon as you see him get ready to do one of the
attacks, ALWAYS run behind him in case it is
the energy geysers. If it is the energy geysers
then from behind him just shoot him until the
attack is over. If it is the energy building
attack, after he finishes building up energy he
will rapidly shoot bullets at you. After the
point you can tell he is doing the energy
building attack, get on whichever side you can
reflect with silhouette. Get as far from him
as you can and just wait for the bullets to
come and reflect them back. If there is enough
distance between you, some of them will damage
him at the end of the attack. His most common
attack(and most damaging) is when he throws
his scythe out. The trick to this is just turn
towards it and reflect(it doesn't matter which
attribute, as the scythe counts as a "normal"
attack). His final attack looks the most
powerful but is actually his worst. He will
shoot a large beam across the screen that will
richochet into smaller ones. If he is on your
silhouette side, simply reflect the large beam
for good damage, and if he is on your mirage
side just reflect the little shots and don't
worry about hitting him with them. On top of
all this, I found a little trick you can use
to kill him easy... heheh. Try to get him to
go up into the top corner on your mirage side,
and make sure you are at an angle underneath
him like this(presuming right is your mirage):
If you have the level 6 Surosa(at least this
is what I did it with) repeatedly shoot him
and it will infinitly juggle him and do
damage! In other words... you can't lose if
you get him in this position.
At this point I am not 100% sure if you have to
fight The Reaper to fight Geluve, but I suspect
this is the case as otherwise the Reaper would be
Area 5 - Zebul
As usual fight through the Peepers early on in this
stage. Soon you will reach an old challenge with a
new twist... two walkers instead of one. This is a
bit harder than a single walker(espically since
there is no where to knock them off of), but use
the same strategy and you'll win. When you reach
the part with the falling rocks, just dash across
and you will make it most of the time(possibly
getting hit once).
BOSS - Gargantuan (( Both Attributes ))
Whenever it is in Silhouette mode kill all the
Spectres and let it pick up the Peepers, and vice
versa when it is in Mirage mode. If you get hit
by the ring flying around then they will keep you
from jumping high. Other attacks of it's include
energy orbs that are insanely slow and easy to
get rid of, and a "laser eye" that will greate a
geyser on the ground. Overall a really pathetic
boss so late in the game.
BOSS - Zohar (( Both Attributes ))
Use the same strategy as with previous Zohar fights,
just do it faster as you only have two minutes. :)
His/her only new attack is the mini-satellites which
do two things; 1) Mirage Zohar can use it to send a
beam reflecting around the level, and 2) they will
reflect your Mirage shots. Depending on if you beat
him/her in under 2 minutes or not your second to
last boss will be different.
There are at least two possible bosses to fight here.
You only have to fight one of them, and which you
fight is dependent on the path you took. Cypher Za-
Zohar is fought when you beat Zohar in 2 minutes in
the previous fight, and Serah is fought when you
don't beat Zohar in 2 minutes.
BOSS - Cypher Za-Zohar (( Both Attributes ))
Well, whattya know, Zohar has morphed into an ultra-
powerful Gaurdian Angel with limitless strength!
Good for him! ;) When he is in Mirage form, dodge
the prolonged projectile blasts and keep firing at
all times! When the huge lasers come down from the
sky, just reflect one of them. When he is in
Silhouette form keep in the air so that his blades
go underneath you. Near the end of the battle some
objects will start flying across the level, but
unfortunatly I know no way to dodge these without
getting hit by tons of other stuff. Currently one
of two bosses I still have a problem beating.
-= OR =-
BOSS - Serah (( Both Attributes ))
Definitly the easier of the two bosses. Simply
kill the little glob things she drops down and then
shoot her and reflect every attack she does. The
only thing to watch out for is when she rains the
fire down, as it sometimes hits behind your
reflector. If you take out her spirit before you
damage her to the point she uses her more advanced
attacks, she is even easier! Also, it is believed
you have to drain all her spirit to first as one of
the requirements of fighting Geluve.
After the fight Bug will drop a shop and you can
buy Level 6 Cravitis! I would personally skip him,
unless you have money to spare. However, if you plan
on going the Geluve path, pick up a Lvl 6 Envia if
you don't have one here!
Now you have a choice to make... Restore Edo or
Abandon Edo. If you choose restore it you fight
the Edo program(or Geluve in one path) and if you
choose to abandon it you fight Megido.
BOSS - Edo (( Both Attributes ))
(COMING NEXT UPDATE)
BOSS - Megido (( Both Attributes ))
For the first half of the fight refer to the
previous battle with Megido. The guide for the
second half will be up in the next update.
BOSS - Geluve (( Mirage ))
CHAPTER 2 - LEVEL 6 WEAPON LOCATIONS
In addition to the locations listed below, all of the
Level 6 weapons are available in the shop right before
the final boss of the game.
Surosa - 300 - First Shop in Area 1, Stage 2. At
the first point in the level you
drop down on the right side, you
can jump to the top of the cliff
just to the right of the drop and
the shop is in the pit to the right.
Priday - 950 - Shop right before bug. To reach it
you have to jump across the pit you
fight Bug in.
Angara - 650 - Shop to the left of the first screen
in Area 3. To get to it make sure
you are not standing in the middle
of the screen when you defeat the
enemies on top of the hill.
Rasti - 1000 - At the point the giant wheel is
chasing you in Area 3, take the
first branch down, then continue to
the right until you see a small drop
off the path and take it. From there
continue left to the end of this
branch and then take the top path
and there should be a Shop selling
Rasti Level 6.
Grattoni - 1000 - Right before you fight Faust in Area
4 you can buy Grattoni in the shop
in Faust's room(the "mini-stage" you
fall into when Sara drops you down
the trap door).
Envia - 600 - Inside Prinsdam in Area 5, after the
spider sub-boss there is a store
selling Envia. This is only here if
you you entered through the right
head(the surfer one).
Cavitas - 1200 - The only place I know where you can
buy him is in the shop where you can
buy them all right before the final
CHAPTER 3 - POSSIBLE PATHS
These are not 100% confirmed, but are pretty much the only
possibilities. (*) means suspected as neccesary, but not
Path 1 - Fight Za-Zohar, then fight Edo.
Path 2 - Fight Za-Zohar, then fight Megido.
Path 3 - Fight Serah, then fight Edo.
Path 4 - Fight Serah, then fight Megido.
Path 5 - Fight the Reaper(*), Fight Serah, then fight Geluve.
Path 1 - Go through the game normally, not going out of your
way for anything in particular. When you get to the fight
with Zohar in the core beat him in under two minutes. Then
you will fight Cypher Za-Zohar. After you beat him, and are
given the choices, choose to restore Edo. You will then
fight the Edo system, Armmagedeon.
Path 2 - Do the exact same thing as for path 1, except for
choose to abandon your mission instead of restoring Edo.
You will fight Megido, followed by a super version of him.
Path 3 - Do everything the same as in paths 1 and 2, except
for in the battle with Zohar at the core, let the time run
out. You will fight Serah. Afterwards choose to restore Edo
and you will fight Armmagedeon.
Path 4 - Do everything the same as in path 3, but choose to
abandon your mission. You will fight Megido then the super
Megido as your boss.
Path 5 - This is the one I am unclear on(as stated many
times over in this FAQ... heheh). This is how I believe it
to work though. First off, you can not die at all through
out the game. When you reach Area 4, go into the right
head of Prinsdam(the surfer head). After Megido, you must
fight and defeat the Reaper. At the fight with Zohar at
the core, let the time run out. Now you will fight Serah.
While fighting Serah take away all her spirit. From there
choose to restore Edo, and fulfill your mission. If you
do all of this then Hal should call Geluve out to fight
you, and you will learn the truth behind her and the other
Gaurdian Angel's creations.
CHAPTER 4 - CREDITS
This FAQ is written by:
John Shivers(Faust)[email protected]>
Matt28800[email protected]> - Info about fighting
Azrael - Info about fighting Geluve.
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