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Need help with Actraiser (SNES)

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 20th, 2012, 9:39 pm

So before I review Actraiser 2 I figured I'd go back and play the original Actraiser game.  I'm having a tough time with it.

I finished the "action" stages of the first two cities (Fillmore and Bloodpool) and I've been trying to grow the cities so I can branch out to new areas.  But I'm stuck.  It seems like those birds are destroying the cities faster than I can build them.  Flying around shooting birds all day is getting tedious.

Can I get some advice?


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Postby Adamant1 » March 20th, 2012, 10:41 pm

You mean the demons? You need to direct your people to their summoning circles as soon as possible, and they'll destroy them permanently. There's at least one city where you need an item from another city to access the final circle, but for the most part you can clear them all out right away. It should always be your first priority - as you said, it's pretty hopeless to focus on the city with them flying around.

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Postby ActRaiser1 » March 20th, 2012, 10:53 pm

The key is to grow the cities to the locations of the enemies in as a rapid fashion as possible.  Always build in their directions first. 

Also, go back to Fillmore and maximize your area as it makes things easier in future levels.

I found a walkthrough that describes things in more detail as well.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/563502-actraiser/faqs/36664

The people will enter the temple square. They will ask you to clear the marsh lands, so use sunlight on all the blueish lands around here. After you build about one piece of land, you will be told of one of the people's son, Teddy.
You learn no more for now. Also, you should have gotten the Bridges offering from Fillmore. You must go to the menu and choose Use Offering and choose Bridges for the people to be able to build bridges. You cannot get it back, though, so this will be the only other town able to build bridges, if you use
it. Soon, the people will learn to grow Wheat, a better crop than corn. You can take Wheat offerings and use them to make Wheat fields instead of corn fields in other towns. This will increase the population as it feeds more people. This offering is unlimited, but you can only get it from Bloodpool.
The best way to do this though, is to forget the offering of Wheat. Just build roads that are on the edges of the map, so they connect to nearby towns like Fillmore, and Fillmore for instance, will automatically replace the corn fields with Wheat fields.

Later, you'll be told about how Teddy, the boy from earlier, has run away. You will need to get a Loaf of Bread, so choose Take an Offering and get it. Now, what you need to do is go left and you'll see a person wandering around outside a cave. Choose Use Offering from the menu, then Loaf of Bread. A small
circle appears so you can select where to use it. Use the Loaf of Bread when the person is inside the little circle, and Teddy will return home. You get some items because of this.

You will get a Magic Skull. To the west, there will be some bushes. Use lightning to clear them away. You'll find an odd looking Monster Lair that the red demons come out of. Use the Magic Skull on it to seal it. The lake will be cleared. Now, continue growing the city and sealing Monster Lairs. After
you seal them all, you are told of a monster in the old castle to the west. He wants three people to sacrifice themselves and Teddy is one of them. You must save him. But first, build your town until the people completely stop doing that, then go back to the Sky Palace.

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Postby VideoGameCritic » March 21st, 2012, 4:40 pm

Okay sealing the lairs really did the trick - thanks.

Another thing - how do you use the magic on the action screens?  I have the flame showing at the top of the screen, but I can't figure out how to use it.  I think it worked once, but I don't know why.


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Postby Adamant1 » March 21st, 2012, 5:21 pm

To cast magic, press X. Each use consumes one magic point (your magic points refill once you die or beat the stage, and you can find items to increase your points in the sim levels). You need to have a spell first, of course - spells are also found in the sim levels. Use the menu in the palace to select which spell you want to have access to during the stages.


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