Note: This game is also titled Lylat Wars.
Control title screen:
Complete the game on any path. Return to the titlescreen and use the Analog-stick to move the "64"logo.
Pause game play and press R.
Use Land Master:
Win a medal on Venom in normal mode to use the LandMaster (anti-aircraft rotation tank) in versus mode.
Flying Land Master:
Select the Land Master In versus mode, Hold L+ R and the tank should fly.
Alternate title screen:
Get all 30 medals in the game (15 in normal mode and15 in expert mode).
Alternate ending credits:
If you encounter either Bill or Katt during the game,they will appear flying with your team's Arwings at the openingof the ending credits (as you leave Venom). Katt will be behindFalco and Bill will be near Fox.
Play by Foot:
Win a medal on Venom in expert mode. Falco, Fox, Peppy,or Slippy may be played on foot in Vs. mode.
Hidden art work:
Complete the game in expert mode using either routeto Venom. Wait until the credits end. Depending on which Venomroute was taken, two different screens will appear.
Obtain medals on all fifteen levels by completing eachlevel by exceeding the minimum number of hits and keeping allyour wingmen alive. This will also unlock a sound test option.
|Level ||Minimum hits|
To play in expert mode, point the cursor at "Main Game"at the main menu and press Analog-stick Left or Analog-stickRight to change the menu item to "Expert". Hereare some hints for playing in expert mode:
The enemies will be in greater numbers, and their weapons willbe extremely accurate and will fire rapidly.
Be prepared to lose a wing every three or four seconds.
Because you will lose your wings often, your laser will not beeasily powered up. Watch carefully for laser items.
Fox will wear sunglasses just like James McCloud.Hint: Moving faster left or right:
You can move faster left or right by performing a barrelroll while turning, except in all-range mode. It does not matterwhich way the barrel roll is oriented, it will work for both sides.Try using the index on the hand that is less busy. For example,if you are shooting enemies, slowing down and turning right willexecuting this move. It is best to use the left index, even ifyou need to turn right. A left barrel roll will be easier andmore practical in this situation. Note: Do not use this trickif your camera angle is inside the Arwing; it will only make youhit the ground faster.
Hint: Blocking enemy fire while executinga somersault:
Nothing stops you from executing a barrel roll whileexecuting a somersault. This will never be useful in the maingame, but also can be extremely useful in versus mode.
Hint: Bounce on water:
When flying over water, hold Z or R thenfly on the water. Instead of skimming the water as normal, youwill bounce. Note: Do not try this on toxic waste, as it willdamage you.
Hint: Smart bomb:
Get a bomb then charge up your laser. Do not releaseA. Lock on a target and press B. If done correctly,the bomb will follow the target.
Hint: Temporary hyper lasers:
If both of your wings are broken off while you hadhyper lasers, quickly and repeatedly press A. You willget hyper lasers for a short amount of time. This may be doneas many times as needed.
Hint: Easy bonus hits:
When confronting tight groups of enemies, power upyour laser, lock onto the group, blast it, and then continue rapidlyshooting to deal more damage.
Hint: Extra points:
Hold Z + R and hold A to chargeyour laser. You will notice that this prevents the laser fromlocking on an enemy. However, if you use this technique to shootan enemy (or group of enemies) with an unlocked charged laser,you will earn one extra point.
Hint: Play unlimited point match:
To extend a point match game as long as desired, begina 3-player, 5 kill point match game. Have one player rank up to4 points, then defeat the other two players simultaneously. Ifthe two players are defeated at the exact same moment, the wincounter will jump to 6 points, and go past the usual limit of5 points. The match will continue until you reset the game. Thistrick works best if the two players to be defeated are on foot,and not in tanks or Arwings.
Hint: Rocket launcher mode controls:
Also, in multi-player mode, the rocket launcher modehas the following control scheme. Press R to run forward,Z to jump, A to fire continuously (no charge) whenheld, and B to fire a bomb (no locking). This mode is verysmall, and often not visible on a mottled surface such as grass.However, you can damage very easily and can be hurt by a LandMaster running you over. The C buttons have no use, andthe Analog-stick only turns you around -- you cannot doan abrupt turn.
Hint: Land Master turn-around:
The Land Master can completely turn around in multi-playermode. Hold the direction you are turning and do two barrel-rolls.
Hint: Better turns:
When going through a part of a level where you needto maneuver around obstacles easily, hold L + Rand turn. Note: This will also work in all-range mode.
Hint: "64" reference:
For every Venomian ship you destroy, you charge GeneralPepper $64.
Hint: Warp zones:
Asteroid field: Go almost all the way to the level. When Slippysays to charge your laser, you will see seven or eight trianglesthat form a circle. Go through it and then another one will appear.Go through them until you have reached the seventh one.
Sector X: When youhave reached the checkpoint in this level, youwill eventually find a passage way with two directions. Take theleft route. Some kind of metal with a border will appear. Shootthe metal until it opens, then go through it. Repeat this untilyou have opened the fourth one. Note: This will be easier if youhave Bill. Additionally, this gives you a better chance to geta medal. Also, it is very difficult to shoot the gates enoughbefore you crash into them -- use the brake for more time.
Hint: Route with most kills:
The route that gives you the most kills is, Coneria,Sector Y, Aquas, Zones, Macbeth, Area 6, And Venom.
Hint: Route for expert difficulty setting:
From Corneria, go through the warp at Meteo, then toKatina. Next, go to Sector X, then Macbeth followed by Area 6,then finally Venom.
Hint: Routes for Katt and Bill:
After you defeat Andross (droid), your wing mates talk,and everyone is next to a wing you will also see one more ship.It will ether be Katt (next to Falco) or Bill (next to Fox). Tosee Katt, you must go in this order: Corneria, Secter Y, Aquas,Zones, Sector Z, Bolse. To see Bill, you have to be in expertmode. Go in this order: Corneria, Meato, Katina (warp from Meteo),Solar, Macbeth, Bolse.
Hint: Defeating Andross:
Shoot at Andross' eyes until he has to rub them. Thenshoot at his hands. If he tries to inhale you, move to the sideof the screen. When he spits rocks, keep shooting them. Continueshooting his eyes and then hands and repeat this until his headexplodes. If you are fighting the fake Andross, you will finda robot. Just fire a bomb to destroy it. If you are fighting thereal Andross, he will turn into a brain. Chase his eyes and destroythem. After destroying both of them, the brain will chase you.When it gets close enough, somersault. If he grabbed you, keeppressing buttons to escape. If done correctly, you will now bebehind him. Shoot the gray matter and repeat until he is defeated.After that, follow your father out or you will die.
Alternatively, the following tough and dangerous tactic can beused. First, start shooting the hands. They have a significantlevel of health -- be persistent and very fast, since they hithard. When Andross starts the vacuum attack, get to a lower corner,hold Z/R to stay on the side, and hold the brake.If done correctly, you should barely avoid the attack. If youget sucked in, both wings and the laser power-ups will be lost,and you will also descend at a slow rate of speed. Once his handsare gone, he can only execute the suck and spit attacks. Shootthe rocks, avoid the mouth, and shoot his eyes. When he turnsinto the mechanical form, stay to either side of the screen. Dodgehim when he charges, and shoot him when he retreats to finallydefeat Andross.
When you get to Andross, destroy his hands. When he tries to vacuumyou in, just fire a bomb into his mouth. He will stop and thebomb will cause smoke to shoot out his ears and nose. This doesa great deal of damage.
Take this route: Corneria, Meteo Asteroid Field, Fortuna (defeatStar Wolf completely), Sector X, Titania, the Satellite section,and Venom. Get into the temple at the end of the level. Then,when the rock giant appears, rapidly fire at any part of him untilparts of him start falling off. Shoot the arms first, then legs,rear, and chest. His head will start turning red. Start shootinghis head until it is destroyed. Then, start shooting his chestagain until he dies. When you get into the tunnel afterwards,ignore Andross' comments and get all the items while shootinganything that gets target locked. At the end of the tunnel, Androsswill appear. Dodge his attacks by his hand and try to shoot them.When he starts to suck you in, shoot a bomb at him. He will stopsucking and stall. Then, start shooting his hands. The bomb willsoon explode and smoke will appear from Andross' ears. While allthis is happening, keep shooting his hands. Repeat this untilyou destroy both his hands. He will now only do suck attacks.When he is not sucking, shoot his eyes until his skin falls off.You see his mechanical skull. Do not get startled by this andcontinue shooting his eyes. When he charges at you, barrel rollto the opposite direction. If he charges when you are at the left,barrel roll to the right and vice versa. After some time he willbe defeated and explode extremely violently. Note: If he sucksyou in, you will lose both your wings and your hyper lasers, butall is not lost. If he chews you up, rapidly press A andyou will not lose too much damage.
To fight Andross' brain form, go to all the levels at the topof the screen. You will know if it is the correct path becausethere will be a red line when you move to the next level. Whenyou get to Venom, defeat Star Wolf and go to Andross. Defeat hisfirst form, then he will turn into his brain form. You will gointo all range mode. His eyes will come out and shoot at you.Destroy them. Then, get behind him and shoot him in the brownishspot in his brain. Andross will explode and try to kill you. Followyour father and get out of there.
Shoot his eye until he rubs it. This is your chance to destroyhis unguarded hand.
Hint: Stopping Andross' vacuum attack:
Shoot a bomb into Andross' mouth when he does his vacuumattack. If done correctly, he will stop and steam will appearfrom his ears.
Shoot a bomb at his mouth (not inside), then fire a few hyperlasers.
To keep Andross from sucking you in, move to one of the uppercorners of the screen and repeatedly do barrel rolls (press Rif at the upper right, or Z if at the upper left). Thiseven works without breaking.
To avoid Adross' vacuum attack, do a somersault.
On Venom when you are fighting Andross, when he sucks you intohis mouth keep pressing A. When he spits you out, yourhealth will be the same as when he ate you.
Hint: Defeating the Corneria Boss:
The easiest way to defeat the Corneria Boss (Robot)is to shoot is leg. He will trip and fall, allowing you to shootits back.
Note: To reach the secret Boss in Corneria, when Falco says "Something'swrong with the G-diffuser system", kill all four enemieschasing him to save him. Then, destroy all the enemies on thewater and go through all the tunnels.
Hint: Corneria: Extra life:
Do a loop between the legs of the first boss in Corneria(the one you fight in all-range mode) to find an extra life.
Hint: Corneria: Saving Falco:
Immediately after Falco says "Something's wrongwith the G-Diffuser", charge your laser, lock on the enemy,and shoot. Note: You might have to charge earlier.
Hint: Corneria: Stuck Land Master:
When playing in versus mode as the Land Master on Corneria,hover above a building. If you release and fall at the correctmoment, you may get stuck in the building. This may require afew attempts. If done correctly, you will be able to shoot yourenemies without them hitting you. This works well because it eliminatesthe weaknesses of the Land Master being on the ground.
Hint: Corneria City: Secret passage:
Save Falco in the Corneria City mission, then go throughall the tunnels on the water to find a secret passage.
Hint: Macbeth: Do more damage:
As the Boss in the train says "Dang, Detach therear vehicles?", wait until you see the two cannons (oneshould be shooting at the wall and the other shoot be shootingat you). In between the two cannons is a fuel tanker. Shoot abomb at it. It should destroy both cannons and a few other carsas well.
Hint: Macbeth: Extra points:
Shoot all of the poles that are normally red. Whenyou shoot them, they will turn green. If done correctly, Peppywill tell you to shoot the switcher. When this is done, the trackswill move to a different path. You will get also get 50 bonuspoints.
Hint: Meteo: Warp to Katina:
Near the end of Meteo, before the Boss, there are sevenblue rings. When you fly through them you will start doing barrelrolls. If you can fly through all of seven of them you will warpto Katina. The rings are located in Meteo after about three minuteshave passed.
Hint: Mystery Of The Secret Base: Avoidingmines and missiles:
On The Mystery of the Secret Base when encounteringthe mine field, head to the lower right to avoid the full explosion.On Area 6, when the you encounter the large mine field, fly throughit shooting the mines until some of them close to you start toblink. Then, boost out of there.
Hint: Sector X: Revealing Syborg:
On Sector X, if take off Syborg's head you will seea red dot that is Syborg.
Hint: Sector X: Getting more enemies:
While trying to get the medal, when you reach the pointwhere you take a path left or right, choose the path to the right.There are more enemies on this side.
Hint: Sector Y: Extra life:
When your teammates on Sector Y form a triangle, boostup and try to form a diamond to get a secret extra life.
Hint: Sector Z: Recharge:
In Sector Z, fly in the rear top hatch of Great Fox,over the middle engine. You will emerge near the front lower hatchcompletely recharged. Also, damaged wings will instantly be repaired.
If you lose a lot of health on Sector Z, remember that you aresaving Great Fox. Pull into the back hanger of Great Fox, andyou will be spit out of the front hanger totally healed. Note:Do not pull into the front hanger because you will crash in toGreat Fox.
Hint: Sector Z: Great Fox damaged wingin ending sequence:
When you get to Sector Z, destroy five out of the sixmissiles. Allow the six one to hit Great Fox. It will take outthe top left wing. Finish the game and Great Fox will be missingthat wing in the ending sequence.
Hint: Solar: Easier medal:
Kill your wingmen on Meteo so they are in full healthon Solar. Your men will lose health quickly on Solar.
Hint: Solar: Mystery enemy:
When Rob 64 says "location confirmed" thefirst time, you will see a white bird-like enemy fly up out ofthe planet. Note: This does not always happen all of the time.
Hint: Solar: Gold rings:
Try to find rocks that blink. They hold gold rings.
Hint: Solar: Super ring:
When you see the rocks, look for one that is glowing.When you shoot it, you will see a ring that has four points andis silver. There are four of them on the level.
Hint: Toxic Waste: Unlimited bombs:
In the Toxic Waste planet Zones, while fighting thegiant submarine, you can get unlimited bombs for your arsenal.Just shoot the bubble things he shoots out of his cannon and theywill turn into bomb power-up items.
Hint: Venom: Route outside:
When escaping Venom after beating Andross, if you losesight of James McCloud follow this path: right, left, right, left,right, right.
Hint: Venom: Wing repair:
If one of your wings is gone, follow this path (youmust have completed Area 6 or this will not work): left, right,left, left, right, right.
Hint: Venom 2:
To reach Venom 2, go to Area 6 and not Bolse. You willreach Venom 2 and challenge Starwolf's new upgraded ships.
Hint: Venom 2: Power path:
After you defeat the Star Wolf gang in the labrynthof tunnels, go left, right, left, left, right, right. This willgive you a bomb, hyper laser and full health.
Hint: Easy medal:
When you go through the first course, for an easy medalshoot the enemies that are destroying the buildings.
Hint: Collecting medals:
When trying to collect the medals for each area, youhave a set number of enemy ships to shoot down in order to getthe medal. You will know when you have reached that target whenyour score flashes and turns red. However, it is possible to defeattoo many enemies and go over that limit. Your score will go backto light gray again and you will lose the medal. This can alsohappen by accident with the amount of points you get from defeatinga Boss at the end of an area. If you are going for high scores,concentrate on the medal first, then play again. All medals successfullycollected will be automatically saved and will never get deletedunless you erase the game data.
Hint: Multi-player: Near-invincibility:
Begin game play as a human versus an opponent thatis also human. Approach your opponent and press Z to jumpon him or her. The only way for your opponent to hurt your characteris if he or she shoots a bomb and detonates it. Shoot downwardsto keep hitting him or her, and make it appear that your characteris doing the splits on their head.
Hint: Multi-player: Never ending game:
Start a three player point match. Let one player getfour kills. This works best if done on foot, not in tanks or ships.Then, kill the other two players simultaneously. Your kill countershould jump to six, allowing you to play forever.
Hint: Practice: Star Wolf:
Shoot down 100 enemies in practice mode. Star Wolfwill appear, allowing you to get target practice on him.
Hint: Star Trek reference:
There is a small reference to the 1979 film, StarTrek - The Motion Picture in the game. Play through the easypath up to the Sector X level. Again, play the easy path, butdo not take the warp to Sector Z. When you fight the large robotBoss, it occasionally says, "Where is the creator?"and, "I must be complete," in a mechanical, monotonevoice. This is a reference to the character played by Persis Khambattain the film, in which she spoke for "V-Ger," a machinewho was seeking its creator so it could join with him and becomecomplete. This adds to the humor of Fox's response: "What'she saying?", as in the movie, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy hadno idea what Khambatta's character was talking about.
Glitch: Lost wing shadow:
Look at your shadow after losing either of your wings.It will still appear as though both wings are still attached.
Glitch: Shadow on mountain:
If you fly through a mountain in Fortuna, your shadowwill appear as if you are going over the mountain.
Glitch: Bill speaks while dead:
Go to any course that Bill is found (Katina is thebest place to do this trick). Try to destroy Bill, and when youdo he will continue to talk even though he is dead.
Glitch: Strange ring sounds:
Go to any course and get two golden rings. Pause gameplay just as you get the third golden ring. If done correctly,you will see your life grow and sound continue even though thegame is paused.
Glitch: Strange enemy:
In Corneria, five enemies will immediately join information at the beginning. When they are about to complete theformation, do a somersault. If done at the correct moment, youshould see the enemy that chases Slippy before he turns in frontof you. However, no matter how many times you shoot him, he willnot die until you see him shooting Slippy.
Glitch: Extra ring:
As you are going through the seven arches, there areenemies that ski over the water. Shoot them and supply rings willappear. If you get one, go to the water (down). Although it appearsas if you got two rings, you will actually just get one.
Glitch: James McCloud ending:
Take a route to Venom that allows you to go to Area6. Complete Area 6 and head for Venom. Defeat Starwolf and Andross,and follow your father out of Andross's Lair. Watch Fox's teamcongratulate him. After Fox says "Nothing. Nothings wrong",look at the top left corner of the screen. Eventually, beforethe credits appear, you will see a small object flying acrossthe screen. It is Fox's Father. You will not see this glitch ifyou take the easy route (Venom1).
Glitch: Teammate behavior:Glitch: Crash game:
On the planet Corneria, take the alternate path (flythrough the seven arches ) and defeat the Boss for that stage.He will say, "Who are you guys?". As soon as Fox's faceis clear, do a somersault and a barrel roll. If timed correctly,your teammates should be flying around you before the "MissionComplete" message appears. Sometimes you will fly directlythrough Slippy. Also, as soon as Fox says "All aircraft report",your teammates disappear before reappearing in formation.
In multi-player mode, fly to the top of the screenand keep doing the turnaround boost repeatedly. Your ship willkeep climbing and eventually reach the "ceiling" andcrash the game.