shmups.system11.org

Shmups Forum
 
* FAQ    * Search
 * Register  * Login 
It is currently Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:21 pm View unanswered posts
View active topics



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: RQ: Gaiares Super Weapons T-Vulcan, F-Formation , A-Bullet..
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:26 pm 


Banned User
User avatar

Joined: 01 Apr 2005
Posts: 2240
Location: Lost Deimos Station
I recently bought Gaiares and remember my childhood again. I've been playing Gaiares since 1991. Back then a mate also showed me the way of how to get the 3rd best Super weapon, the T-Braster, by firing the TOZ six times to the right of the screen and then capturing an enemy.

I never figured out how to get the other 3 super weapons though:

T-Vulcan
F-Formation
A-Bullet

One morning I managed to get the A-Bullet accidentally by capturing one of the hovering rockets at the dead ship garbage yard, in the beginning of stage 4, but I could never repeat the process nor could I figure a way to get the other 2.
The only way to get them was by using a cheat & entering the stage select menu.

So, does anybody know the exact process of how to get the T-Vulcan, F-Formation and A-Bullet without cheating?

Also at gamefaqs:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/genesis ... 86198.html

It mentions a way to access a secret bonus stage:

"Bonus Level
Fire the TOZ 128 times to access a bonus level."

I actually tried it but nothing happened.

Thanks.
_________________
Saint Dragon - AMIGA - Jaleco 1989

"In the first battle against the Guardian's weapons, created with Vasteel Technology, humanity suffered a crushing defeat."
Thunder Force V


Last edited by ST Dragon on Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gaiares Super Weapons T-Vulcan, F-Formation , A-Bullet..
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:41 am 



Joined: 29 Aug 2009
Posts: 15
I'm a new poster (long time lurker). I read the TOS but I hope bumping an old thread doesn't violate any rules.

I've been scouring Japanese cheat sites and I think I figured out the conditions needed to acquire the 3 super weapons.

A-Bullet: At the beginning of the game, pause the game 8 times (press Start quickly). Next, deploy the TOZ to an item, not an enemy (the first item is the 'clear all' item in Stage 1). I have attempted this myself and it works. The cheat sites that I visited say that this trick can only be attempted once in the game.

F-Formation: Score in multiples of 10,000 points. Deploy your TOZ onto an enemy when the last 4 digits on your scoreboard are all '0' (ie. 10,000, 20,000, 550,000, 1,250,000 etc.). I have not tested this myself, although I have unintentionally acquired F-Formation in the past.

T-Vulcan: Deploy the TOZ into an enemy 128 times. I'm not sure if that means consecutively and without missing.

You can attempt the cheats for the latter two weapons and the T-Braster at any time if you lose the weapon (die/pick up another weapon).

Also, deploying the TOZ first into a shield item, then running your ship into the item, will give your shield a total of 5 hit points instead of the standard 3. I know this works, as I've been doing this since 1992.

To give credit, these are the sites I referenced:
http://cdcdcd.sansu.org/mdmdmd/mdurawaza.htm
http://aburi.hp.infoseek.co.jp/gamecata ... iares.html

I used a mix of my basic/intermediate understanding of Japanese, and some online translators. I thought this post could spark more interest in figuring out the secrets in this game. It is strange that Gaiares has been out for this long, yet the secrets/cheats haven't been mastered yet.


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gaiares Super Weapons T-Vulcan, F-Formation , A-Bullet..
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:00 am 


User avatar

Joined: 29 Jul 2007
Posts: 898
Seismic wrote:
I'm a new poster (long time lurker). I read the TOS but I hope bumping an old thread doesn't violate any rules.

Don't be apprehensive. This is one of the best first posts ever. 8) Also this site encourages bumping vs new threads, a policy I agree with and wonder why isn't the norm at more sites.

I haven't played Gaiares in so long, but this is still good to know.
_________________
"I think happiness is just being able to loaf without stress."

http://speeddemosarchive.com/


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gaiares Super Weapons T-Vulcan, F-Formation , A-Bullet..
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:49 pm 


Banned User
User avatar

Joined: 01 Apr 2005
Posts: 2240
Location: Lost Deimos Station
Wow ! Thanks Seismic!
Better late than ever I guess. ;)
I'll be sure to try them this weekend!

It's interesting that the way to get the A-Bullet is by firing at an object, because I actually remember getting it by capturing one of the hovering rockets...

And what about the bonus level cheat, is there actually a Bonus stage in Gaiares or is it just a myth?

Quote:
"Bonus Level
Fire the TOZ 128 times to access a bonus level."
_________________
Saint Dragon - AMIGA - Jaleco 1989

"In the first battle against the Guardian's weapons, created with Vasteel Technology, humanity suffered a crushing defeat."
Thunder Force V


Top
 Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Space Pilot 3K template by Jakob Persson
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group