Ka: Yamada-ke No Natsu (Mosquito: The Summer at Yamada Residence) FAQ ver. 1.00 from 3.7.2001 by oak Visit the official Mosquito website: http://www.scei.co.jp/sd2/ka/ OK so you've decided to buy this game, become a virtualbug and try to suck all the blood from the poor japanese Yamada family. Well - have fun! Now I haven't played this game to much yet (don't know if ever I will) but this little guide should be enough to start you of and get you through the first few stages. | Contents | -------------- Controls Stage Walkthrough (Stages 1-8) Extras / Bonus Items Mosquito Colors Translation Contact Information Legal Stuff | Controls | ------------- Controls: Action: Left Analog Stick..................turn mosquito Right Analog Stick................move mosquito up, down, left, right (camera is fixed) / when skin is pierced turn Clockwise to suck blood Triangle Button.....................change view Cross Button.........................discontinue blood-sucking action Square Button.......................discontinue blood-sucking action Circle Button......................... strike / hit object L1 Button...............................brake; hold down to move backwards L2 Button...............................back view R1 Button...............................move forward, hold down to speed-up R2 Button............................... speedy 180° turn around L3 Button............................... R3 Button.............................. pierce skin Start Button...........................pause Direction Buttons................. | Stage Walkthrough | ---------------------------- Stage 1 -------- This one is simple. You have the daughter of the house lying on her bed trying to sleep. First thing you got to do is make her drowsey, so turn off the lightswitch or turn on her stereo otherwise you can’t sting her. The lightswitch it’s located beside the door, the stereo is under the window. Hit one of them. She’ll get up and turn off the stereo or turn on the light (for sleeping?!?), lie back down and dowse of. Now is your oppertunity to sting her left thigh - if you waste to much time she’ll turn on her side and you won’t be able to get her anymore (if that happens wake here up again). Fill two kegs and the stage is finished. But beware incase her pulse turns to red discontinue your “operation” and move out - if you don’t you’ll have to battle her or worse get squashed right away; meaning game over for you. Incase you have to/want (see “colors” further down for details) to battle her, you just have to hit her stomach and she’ll be relaxed again. Btw if you decide to really get her annoyed turn on the stereo three times and prepare for immediate battle. Stage 2 --------- We meet mom for the first time. She’s in a storage room of some kind and you have to sting her in the backside of her left calf. She’ll move about in the room, she starts out in the back and then moves toward the front near the door. You can only sting her when she is in the back, so fly down towards the floor and position yourself behind her and go for your goal. Incase you were to slow and she already has started moving towards the door just wait until she comes back again. Also don’t get curious and fly into the purpleish clouds you see in the room - they don’t do your health any good. Again don’t over do it and move out when her pulse rises to critical color to prevent from being splatted by her. Battle time - hit her stomach and forehead to make her lose her temper. Stage 3 --------- Meet dad! Now dad is a little more hot tempered than the two women, so try not to fool around to much when you are close to him. He’s lying on the floor watching TV and you have to sting him in his almost-bald head (more to the front of his head than to the back) and fill three kegs of blood. Since you’ll be coming from behind, fly to the far right side of the room, find the landing spot on his head and get him. As soon as his pulse turns red discontinue your vampireism and get out of there. Don’t start thinking “Ah, I can stay a few seconds longer” because you’ll probably end up being squashed - better to be on the safe side. Fly to the backside of the room and wait for him to relax, then approach him the same way as before. Incase you messed up (or purposly annoyed him to unlock the colors) and have to battle him, you’ll now have to hit three spots to cool him down again. His right thigh (just above the kneecap), the frontside of his right shoulder and the backside of his right calf. He’s not real fast with his hands (not yet) so he probably won’t smack you, but he good with his feet so watch out that he doesn’t stomp you. Besides annoying dad with your stinger you can turn off the TV for him (with a remote control) or call him to the phone. You’ll find the remote control on the sofa at the back of the room, the phone is also in the back located on the table beside the sofa. But beware if you turn of the TV four times you’ll immediately have to battle dad. So it’s better not to fool around with the remote control. Similar thing with the phone, immediate battle commences after the third time you switch on the phone. Stage 4 --------- It’s you and the daughter in the bathroom. She’s in the bathtub which doesn’t leave to much area exposed for you to strike at - get her left breast (well not quite, a little higher, this is not a hentai game after all) and fill three kegs. Best way to get her is to start flying in from the far side of the tub (alternatly you can fly in diagonally - up to you), come in low over the water and zero in - easy stage, shouldn’t be a problem. Two things to watch out for though: first, the timelimit - you only have 3:30 minutes to complete the stage, and second, you can only get her if she is dowsing. When she is awake the strikezone is below the waterline and you can’t get her there. Also she won’t be dowsing for to long (she’s in the bathtub after all, and we all know what mommy told us about sleeping in the bathtub ;-)), so try to be fast. If you want / have to battle her (no, she won’t get out of the tub - pervert ;- )), she’ll start spraying you with water. You’re not a waterbug so stay clear and hit her forehead to relax her again. I am not so sure what the soapbubbles do, could be that if you hit 3 bubbles you wake the daughter. But since she eventually wakes up anyway and because it’s harder to hit a bubble than to stay clear they’re not a problem. They definatly don’t hurt you, so feel free to pop a few (if you have the time)! Stage 5 --------- It’s mom again (seems like characters always come in a certain pattern), she’s in the kitchen doing some strange cooking (you’ll see what I mean in the cut scene). Anyway this is the first two-part stage: You have to suck blood from her small toe on the right foot - 2 kegs, and from the bottom of her left foot - also 2 kegs. Now watch the pattern of her movement. She’ll start off roughly in the center of her kitchencounter, she’ll slightly lift her left foot for a short while, put it back down and then move of to the right (to the cooking plate where the pot is) and fidget around for a bit. Then the cycle starts anew. The only time when you can get her is when she is at the center of the counter (for obvious reasons: she doesn’t expose the bottom of her left foot when she stands to the right, although her little right foot toe is exposed all the time you can’t get it there either). Right, let’s get to work: She’ll only expose the bottom of her left foot for a short while, so be fast. Come from near the table behind her and strike. As soon as her pulse switches to red move out, if you don’t she’ll put her foot down and you’ll end as a red dot on the kitchenfloor. So don’t over do it. When that is finished get to her toe. There is a little shelter under the kitchencounter. You can safely hide under it and wait for the right moment to strike. You can get real close to her, she won’t see or hear you so that’s not a problem. Again don’t be to greedy and move out as soon as her temper is heating up. OK, you were greedy and just barely escaped from being trampled on (or you just want to unlock the extra color). So it’s battle time. You’ll have to strike at her right palm, her right knee and at her stomach. The kitchen is large and mom is slow so you have eenough manouvering space to make her back off again, just stay clear of the steam rising from the pot and from the heater on the kitchen table. Stage 6 --------- Back in the daughters room (not a pattern after all ;-)). She’s dried off and recoverd from her bathroom encounter practicing some karate. This is probably the first level where you’ll have some probs. Since the daughter is moving very fast and jumping around in her room she doesn’t give you a target. So you’ll have to distract her. Either you switch off her stereo (it’s below the window), which isn’t any use since the distraction is to short; you won’t get a target (atleast I didn’t find one). Or you turn off the light (no use eighter). Or you switch on her cellular which is on the far side of the bed. So fly on over and turn on her phone. She’ll come over, pick it up and start talking (to who ?!?!). She’s standing still so this gives you the opportunity to hit the left side of her neck and to fill up your 3 kegs. You’re gonna gave to be fast to do this since she’ll only be distracted for a very short time. Come from the near side of the bed (were the feet usually lie), hit the phone, turn around immidiately (the daughter will already be at the bed reaching for the phone) and pull back on the right and left analog stick until you see your little target square and press C to strike (don't waste to much time on trying to be to accurate). If you did it correctly you’ll now be sitting on her neck ready for some red juice. *tapemashine on* As always, get off as soon as the pulse turns red (you know the routine)*tapemashine off* ;-). Battle sequence: The little twerp is getting nasty now, she gets out her insectspray to get after you - so watch out! Hit her soloar plexus, the back of her left thigh and and the back of her right upper arm to get her to lay off. Annoy her to provoke an instant battle: Turn on the stereo four times or switch of the light four times (hehe - she’ll actually fit you in darkness, and after that even continue her karate in darkness to). Btw stay clear from the top of the daughters cupboard or you might get grilled up their (she’s placed on of them insect burning mashines there). Stage 7 ---------- This level can be a real bitch. You have dad sitting in the center of a circle of heat plates, their hot air almost rising to the ceiling and occasionally wind spreading the heat through the room -- so it's hard to manoeuver making it difficult to get to him. As we remember dad is pretty easy to piss off. He gets annoyed pretty fast so don't get to close. This level has two parts to it: You have to fill three blood kegs sucking from his left palm, and three kegs sucking from his lip. Which you do first is up to you. (For the pros: do it alternatly to finish the level faster - ie. Palm, lip,palm,lip, etc.) Lets start doing his left palm. The best way to get him is by hovering diagonally to his left hand (between the large plate infront of him and the first heat plate to his left), stay at a safe distance to not get his pulse rising and watch his motions. Make sure that you are about on the same height as his resting hand is. He'll fiddle with the flower, eventually he'll lift his left hand and scratch his chin/mouth and replace the hand on his thigh. Notice he won't show you his palm yet so you'll have to be patiant. He'll continue to fiddle with the flower and start scratching his chin a second time, he'll replace his hand on his thigh then he'll briefly expose his palm. Best thing is to start flying (not to fast) as soon as he places his hand on is left thigh for the second time so you'll already be in striking distance as soon as he shows you his palm. As soon as he does, home-in and start sucking. Now don't get to greedy, as soon as his pulse changes to red stop sucking and get out of there, 'cause you don't want to battle him. Quickly return to your starting point, wait for dad to cool off and repeat the process. Depending on your speed and dads temper you'll have to do this 2-6 times until all three kegs are filled up (if you’re real good with the right analog stick maybe you can do it in one - but then you won’t be reading this FAQ anyway ;-)). Now on to his lip. Basicly you do the dame thing as you did with his palm. But this time you hover a little more to dads center - not quite opposite and at the same height as his lip. The time his lip will be exposed is even shorter than his palm was, so there is hardly any time left to fly in as before (remember you want to stay at a safe distance to him), so try to be zeroed on the target already and as soon as the lip is exposed press circle to strike. You might get the feeling that you are a little to far away to strike, but you're not. You can stay at a safe distance and easily strike him as soon as his lip is exposed. Again, as soon as his pulse turns red move out and quickly return to your starting point. As with his palm repeat the procedure a couple of times and the level is finished. Incase you were to greedy (once again) or made to much noise while close to dad you'll have to battle him. You'll have to hit three different spots to relax him: His solar plexus, the back of his left calf and the side of his right upper-arm. Hitting the first two spots isn't that hard, but the right arm can give you some problems. Dad is turning/moving pretty fast trying to slug you (he is not using insectspray or anything of the likes) making it hard to hit the side of his arm, also your manoeuvering space is quite limited due to the hot air . I haven't found a perfect method for hitting his right arm, you need a little luck for him to be turning in a certain direction so that you can strike. I can just tell you to use your speedy turnaround move (R2) to try to outmanoeuver him, also stay to the back of the room as the wind doesn't blow the hot air in that direction. To much hot air is going to get you killed pretty fast. | Extras / Bonus items | ----------------------------- I can't read the manual, but it seems that you can find different items throughout the stages. Melons, bananas, piece of cake, etc. I haven't found any of those items yet (haven't been looking either), so if anyone has any info about them (or could translate this part of the manual) please drop me line, you will be given the proper credit. | Mosquito Colors | ------------------------- As you progress through the game you will be able to change your mosquitos color. Colors are obtained after you beat a certain time in the battle time attack. Note: If you missed out on the battle sequence in a previous level and therefore didn’t unlock a new color just go back to that level and play the battle. You don’t have to complete a level to unlock the new color, just do the battle sequence and then quit the game and you’ll get the color anyway. I am not sure if the different colors have a specific effect (camouflage ?!?) or if their’re just for fun. You start out with orange. After Stage 1: white After Stage 2: green After Stage 3: purple After Stage 4: red After Stage 5: yellow After Stage 6: blue After Stage 7: After Stage 8: | Translation | ----------------- I don't speak japanese so I can't translate the manual or the story of the game. If anyone is up to it and willing to translate certain sections of the manual or story please drop me a line, you will be given proper credit. Thank you. | Contact Information | ----------------------------- Since there is still a lot missing from this document please feel free to contribute in any way, as always you will be given the proper credit. I will accept any type of mail including criticism, add-ons, corrections, tips, suggestions, translations, etc. Please make sure that your email contains a proper subject header, if not I will delete it immediatly. 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