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Phantom Menace Essay, Research Paper

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Walkthru v1.4

(C) Copyright 1999 Marilyn J. Caylor Email: marilyncaylor@yahoo.com

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The text version of this walkthru can be easily identified because it is one

long, HUGE file and it has a version number. The html version is broken down

into chapters, making it easier for reading, printing, and finding specific

solutions that you need. The most up-to-date html version can only be guaranteed

at http://www.mindspring.com/~xinh/phantom.htm or the Spoiler Centre at

http://www.the-spoiler.com/ACTION/Lucas.arts/the.phantom.menace.1/phantom.htm.

If you were kind enough to contact me via e-mail before putting this walkthru on

your website (so I know where the walkthru is ending up), then I will always e-

mail you the most recent version when it becomes available.

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Introduction, Tips, Character Moves, Cheats, And Other Resources

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Introduction

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The Phantom Menace is a wonderful action/adventure game (heavy on the action).

It does take a bit getting used to the odd, overhead view (but that can be

changed with a cheat). The beginning levels are fairly easy, and allow you to

get used to moving your character around. This walkthru is for the PC version of

the game. As of this writing, the PSX version has not been released and it is

not known if it will vary from the PC version. However, since the official

strategy guide says it covers both the PC and PSX versions, I don’t think they

will differ.

Everything necessary to complete the game is included here. The strategies one

can use to fight boss monsters, kill battle droids, and complete other actions

are endless. The method in which you fight your battles will vary slightly

because of who you’ve talked to, what you talked about, how you’ve moved into

enemy territory, what weapons you have left, or any number of variables.

Everyone will have to complete certain common actions to get through a level.

But the AI of enemies means that the battleground may be slightly different.

Please remember that the strategies given in this walkthru are rough guides as

to what you can do. From there, you can develop your own.

I have tried to be as accurate as possible in writing this walkthru. However, if

I have inadvertently made an error, please let me know.

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Tips

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There are several skills you will have to learn to become good at. You need to

learn the running double jump (run, jump, and jump again in mid-air). This skill

is vital to getting onto overhead vines and ropes, and jumping onto platforms

and pillars. You can’t get through the game without learning this skill.

Practice it whenever you get the chance.

You will also need to become good with your saber. There are times when regular

weapons won’t do. Learn the overhead saber move, the twirling saber move, and

the jump and slash technique. Read your manual for more information. You can

also reflect enemy blaster shots off your saber and back toward them. Qui-Gon

and Obi-Wan move slightly differently with their saber moves. Obi-Wan, being the

younger of the two, has more athletic flair.

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Character Moves

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Here are some special character moves. When you TAP, you are very quickly

tapping the key. When you PRESS a key, this is describing how you would normally

press a key on the keyboard. When you HOLD a key, you are continuously holding

down the key and not releasing it. The Jumping spin attack and twirling saber

combo are pretty fun. When you are trapped in a corner and being gangbanged by a

group of droids (they are surrounding you) the Circle Jerk move is pretty

effective. It’s a slash and spin move similar to the twirling saber combo,

except you are stationary.

Here are some character moves that Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon can use:

Normal slash — PRESS attack key

Overhead slash — TAP attack key

Forward slash — HOLD forward key + PRESS attack key

Retreating slash — HOLD back key + PRESS attack key

Slash combo — HOLD attack key

Overhead slash combo — TAP attack key, then HOLD attack key

Forward stepping combo — HOLD forward key + HOLD attack key

Twirling saber combo — HOLD forward key, TAP attack key, then HOLD attack key

Retreating slash combo — HOLD back key + HOLD attack key

Run slash — Run forward + PRESS attack key

Run double slash — Run forward + TAP attack key

Run overhead slash — Run + TAP attack key, release forward key before next

attack

Run forward slash — Run forward + HOLD attack key

Jumping attack — Jump, then PRESS attack

Jumping spin attack — Jump, then HOLD attack

Circle Jerk — HOLD attack + HOLD left or right movement key

Here are some martial arts moves that Captain Panaka can use:

Punch — PRESS attack key

Running punch — Run + PRESS attack key

Punch-Kick combo — HOLD attack key

Roundhouse punch-kick combo — HOLD forward + HOLD attack

Don’t forget that you can roll and hop depending on what character you’re

playing. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan can dodge blaster fire by rolling left or right.

Captain Panaka and Queen Amidala can hop from side to side. This is a useful

tactic to employ when taking on a group of enemies.

Force push is a convenient weapon sometimes, as it can temporarily stun an enemy

(but not for very long). Try using it when you have the chance. It’s also handy

because you can push enemies off platforms. However, you can’t force push

enemies unless they are on the same “level” as you. This means that if an enemy

is on top of the stairs, you can’t push him when you’re at the bottom of the

steps.

If your gameplay is slow during battles, try turning off some of your

performance options. The game may not look quite as pretty, but you’ll be able

to move around and fight more quickly. I’m at the minimum requirements for the

game, and gameplay was a bit slow during battles with groups of droids. I found

that I was able to kill more efficiently when the performance options were set

to low.

When you are protecting a character, make sure you don’t stray too far from him.

Enemies can show up and try to take them out while you’re off scouting ahead.

Sometimes when you cross an “invisible line,” the game will say that the

protected character has died, even if there are no enemies around him or her.

This is the game’s way of telling you that you are not to go into this new area

without that character following behind you.

On the levels where you protect a character, there are certain checkpoints in

the game where they will automatically stop. They are relatively “safe” at these

points if you’ve cleared the area of enemies. You should always talk to the

person when he or she stops because you may have something to say, such as

“wait” or “follow me.” Or they may have something to say to you.

Destroyer droids (the droids that roll around and have personal shields) are a

pain in the butt. They have a distinct sound so you know when one is in the

area. The most effective way of killing them is using a couple of proton

missiles on them. They are most vulnerable when they are rolling around or right

after they stop, because they don’t have their shields up. Try to get the first

shot in before they get their shields up. If you can get in any blaster shots or

saber thrusts while they are rolling or right after they stop, then all the

better for you!

Sometimes a non-player character you’re traveling with can provide cover fire

for you. They can take out destroyer droids or battle droids for you, or help

you in your battles. You may occasionally run into a soldier or two who will

help fight your battles. Keep your eyes and ears open, and observe. But if they

start ducking down or screaming, it usually means they need help.

If you come upon a heavy repeating cannon in the game that you can use, that

usually means that there are destroyer droids and a big group of battle droids

coming your way. Definitely make use of this wicked weapon.

If you see a battle tank, avoid it at all costs. You can sometimes take them

out, but not without wasting a lot of weapons, ammo, and time. It is not

necessary to take them out to finish a level. In other words, don’t try unless

you want to show off. You should preserve the big ammo for the destroyer droids

(which you can’t always run away from) and the boss monsters. Run away from the

battle tanks or do what you need to in order to get around it as quickly as

possible.

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Cheats

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Some people are just not Jedi material. If your eye/hand coordination is a bit

on the cross-eyed, three-fingered side, then you’ll need these cheat codes. The

one complaint I have about the cheats is that the health ones are limited in the

number of times you can use them. That’s a big thumbs down to the person who

brainstormed that brilliant idea. What the hell is the point in allowing us to

cheat if they are going to dictate how many times we can do it? It really

defeats the purpose of cheating. Bah! Grrrrrrrr! Pbbbbbttttt! And you know where

you can stick that big thumbs down!

Here are some useful, fun, and not-so-useful cheat codes. I did not make the

cheats and I have not tested all of them. They may or may not work, so use them

at your own risk.

To enable the cheat, press the BACKSPACE key while in the game, then enter the

follow codes into the dialog box. Type in the cheat again to return to normal.

give me life — full health (can only be done 5 times)

heal it up — full health (can only be done 5 times)

i like to cheat — all weapons and ammo

iamqueen — play as the queen

iamquigon — play as Qui-Gon

iampanaka — play as Panaka

iamobi — play as Obi-Wan

perfection — auto-fire/attack

naughty naughty — behind shoulders view

beyond cinema — screen in letterbox format

from above — birds eyed/top down view

perf — wire frame mode

rex — wire frame menu

fps — view frame rate

60fps — 60 fps frame rate

slowmo — slow motion mode

gurshick — view end-game credits

drop a beat — moving walls

i stink — difficulty level is set to easy

i really stink — difficulty level is set to easy

i rule the world — hard difficulty level

donttttt — instant death

rrrrright — instant death

kill me now — instant death

but i feel so good — force push color changes to red

happy — weapon 3 more powerful

turntables — makes Jawas huge (fun!)

brenando — “Tech Bonus!” message

oldcode — debug mode 1, enter again for debug mode 2

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Trainers

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You can also get an invincibility trainer for the game at

ftp://ftp.gamepower.com/pub/gamepower/starwars1phantom/swtpm-trn.zip. It can

freeze your health at 255% (or thereabouts) and shouldn’t affect your skill

rating after you’ve finished the game. So what is a trainer you ask? A “trainer”

is a small program created by an outside source, and is designed to work in

conjunction with the game. It allows you to cheat the game in various ways.

Refer to any documentation that the trainer comes with for more information. And

please remember that the trainer may or may not work with your version of the

game.

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Save Games

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Save games can be found on the html version of my walkthru at

http://www.mindspring.com/~xinh/phantom.htm or http://www.the-spoiler.com

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Other Resources

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Please keep in mind that I only wrote a walkthru, and I’m just one person trying

to help others get a little more enjoyment out of the game. I can only answer

your questions about the walkthru or strategies for the game. As much as I would

like to help, I am not an information kiosk. I can’t or don’t have answers to

specific questions about tech support issues or other programs related to the

game. Please defer your questions to the appropriate person. The following is a

list of other resources available to help you with other questions you may have

about the game. I hope you find it useful.

I can’t help you with technical support issues, as I am not qualified to do so.

The obvious solution if you are having problems with bugs, crashes, video, or

sound problems is to contact tech support via phone. You can also try the

support section of the http://www.lucasarts.com home page.

Another excellent source is the Phantom Menace Forums at

http://www.jediknight.net. You can read the forums to see if anyone else has the

problem you’re having, and if there are possible solutions. People often leave

messages helping each other out with technical problems they are having.

Sometimes a developer or designer of the game may even pop in. You can also chat

about different battle strategies if you could not get through a particular area

of the game.

One common video problem is not being able to see through the bubbles (they

should be transparent) on the Otoh Gunga level. You need to fool around with

additive blending. Please see the jediknight.net Phantom Menace Forums for a

possible solution.

If you would like to view the cutscenes (the movie sequences) for the game, go

to http://www.smacker.com and download the BINK video tools for free. It allows

you to view the movies from the game that are in the /gamedata/movie directory

of your CD-ROM. It’s interesting to view them separately from the game. I had my

performance options set to low, which meant that the resolution for the video

wasn’t as good as it could be. I didn’t know just how good the videos actually

look. Kudos to the graphic artists!

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Level-By-Level Walkthru

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Level 1: Trade Federation Battleship

Mission: Get To The Hangar Bay

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In this level you play Obi-Wan. As a droid enters, you notice the conference

room fill up with poison gas. You can talk to the droid if you want, but do it

quickly. Exit the room, and have your lightsaber handy.

Kill all the droids in the immediate area (you can also use force push). Qui-Gon

will help you. In the room to the left of the conference room, you can find a

thermal detonator in a compartment (”use” the handprint icon). There is also a

full health powerup in the little round room (service closet). In the other room

to the right of the conference area, the compartment has a blaster with 250

shots.

At the end of the hallway, there is an R2 unit fixing a broken door. Be careful;

to the right of him are two battle droids waiting in ambush. Kill them, then go