DX BALL 2 FAQ
Hello people, this is the sequel to DX Ball which I also wrote a FAQ for,
although now very successful. I've received very few (if any) e-
mails...again, I'm writing this in a hurry so no fancy layout this time
either. But I feel the other layout is quite enough, and it's not very hard
to read either. So I think it's alright...
1. Revision History / Updates
2. Basic Tips
3. The cheats and what they do
4. Explanation of all the specials
5. Contact Info
7. Copyright Stuff
8. End, goodbye
Whoa, this is pretty much the EXACT same sections as in my DX Ball
FAQ...the only difference is some of the info in the first 4 or so.
1 . R E V I S I O N H I S T O R Y / U P D A T E S
- First release, so everything is obviously new.
2 . B A S I C T I P S
Here are some useful and not so useful tips for this game. Most of them are
exactly the same as DX Ball. That is because the games are very similar,
the only different is the levels and graphics, which is slightly improved
in this game. Actually very much improved...and there's not a cheat to get
music, it is there automatically. Hooray!
- If you're going for a high score, then you should focus more on getting
the ball to destroy the bricks, rather then using the gun or some other
help thing. You get more points this way.
- Extra lives are your friends, get as many of those as possible.
- I don't think you can change or alter the levels in this game. If so, of
if you know anything about it, please let me know.
- Avoid the red things as much as possible. They are not your friends,
however, there is one I use every now and then, and it's the one where
you speed up the ball slightly, because I find it very annoying when the
ball is so damn slow. So, I sometimes take that when I want it to speed
up. But it can be pretty hard, though, as it will start moving at an
incredibly fast speed. So beware and remember I warned you.
- Always have the ball as top priority. Always. No matter what you see,
go for the ball. You may miss an extra life or two but, it's worth it.
Rather save a life then getting one. Always have the ball as top
priority. Unless you're positive of your skills and you _know_ that
you're gonna make it. Just remember that I warned you.
- If you're trying to complete a level, always try to go for the
explosives. They can sometimes get rid of thousands of bricks, and it is
very useful. It reduces the amount of points you get, but it clears out
the levels way quicker. And besides, in most of the levels where they
are, it's usually pretty much of a requirement to blow them up in order
to finish the level.
- Try to get the ball at the same place. Example: If you hit your ball at
a place, try to hit it at the same place again. Repeat this and you
should be able to get rid of all of them in no time. This requires some
- Learn what all the specials mean. The last thing you want is getting
the one where you get twice as small, when you wanted the opposite. That
isn't really encouraging. You can check out the "Explanation of all
specials" section for further details of what all of them means.
- Don't rely on the lightning that appears after a few minutes when
you've got like 1 left and you can't hit it. Don't think like "Oh man!! I
can't hit that thing! Oh, I know, the lightning will take care of it!".
Don't think that way. Sure, it'll take care of the remaining pain in the
*** but you'll lose many points for doing it - you only get 1 point for
the lightning. Addendum: In DX Ball 2, I'm not even sure there is a
lightning, it has never appeared for me. So now you should rely on this
- Only use the thing which makes everything go down if you have under 5
bricks left which is spread all over. If you take that thing, they will
go down, making it easier for you to hit them. This can be pretty useful.
Interesting, all I had to do was copy them from my other FAQ, I guess the
two games are that similar even though it's not the same creator.
3 . T H E C H E A T S A N D W H A T T H E Y D O
This info was taken from: www.longbowdigitalarts.com/dxbcheats.html
While in the game, type "eureka". You should hear a fanfare, and then the
cheats will be active until your current game ends. Use the Left and Right
Arrow Keys to move one board forward or back, and the Up and Down Arrow
Keys to go to the first and last boards in the Board-Set. Hit any other key
to launch a random power-up from the top of the screen.
By the way, Longbow Digital Arts is the creators of this game.
I highly recommend that you do NOT use this cheats... It will totally ruin
4 . E X P L A N A S I O N O F A L L T H E S P E C I A L S
This section will explain most of the special things which you can see
here and there. I'll take them in order.
THRU BRICK: This will cause the balls to go through several bricks. Say,
you got 7 bricks in a row, the ball can now go through. This includes
yellow and black bricks as well.
SET-OFF EXPLODING: This pretty much explains itself. It makes all of the
exploding bricks blow up. Can be useful at times.
FIREBALL: This causes the ball to look like some sort of meteor. It will
blow up about 3 or 4 bricks at impact. I like this one, it's very useful
almost all the time.
SHOOTING PADDLE: This causes "guns" to appear on your paddle. Now you can
shoot using the left mouse button. You don't get as many points as you
would have with a ball but, it clears out the level faster. Get this and
a "Thru Brick" and you're level is complete! :) Just make sure to keep an
eye at the ball...
GRAB PADDLE: This is only recommended if you're having several balls.
This makes the balls get stuck on your paddle so that you have to fire it
off again every time the ball impacts with the paddle. Quite annoying
sometimes. Useful too...
EXTRA LIFE: This is indeed the best you can get. This gives you an extra
life. Unfortunately, this one is very, very rare. But it's well worth it
if you get one.
LEVEL WARP: This will transport you directly to the next level. Useful if
you're really, really tired at the current level. I don't use it much,
though. You'll lose some valuable points.
ZAP BRICKS: This makes all the "special" bricks appear as normal. For
example, we all know that yellow bricks are indestructible and white ones
requires several hits. Not to mention all the annoying invisible ones.
This one makes them all normal. White turns black, one hit and they're
gone. Same thing with yellow only it turns to another color. And, the
invisible ones becomes visible and destructible. I like this one.
SLOW BALL: Avoid this. Even if you're ball is at lightning speed. It
becomes really, REALLY slow. Too slow for it's own good.
EXPAND EXPLODING: This is sort of a "level clearer". If I'm right, this
one multiplies the exploding bricks with 4. Pretty useful...especially at
the first level... :) Well, this neat thing isn't that useful at all
times, mainly because you lose several points by doing this. But it can
be pretty good if you want to move on to the next level. But if you're
going for points, you should avoid this. But I usually take it. :)
In DX Ball it was called "Multiply Exploding".
KILL PADDLE: Avoid this at all cost. This will kill your ball instantly,
causing you to lose a life. It's the same thing as missing the ball, both
are deadly. This was called Kill Ball in DX Ball.
SHRINK BALL: I hate this one too. It makes the ball VERY small. Avoid
FAST BALL: Can be pretty useful at times. It makes the ball speed up
slightly...actually pretty much. Make sure you have good reflexes.
SUPER SHRINK: This one, it doesn't need an explanation, it explains
itself. Stay away of it. Stay away. Caution. Danger. Beware. You get it.
Don't take it...you'll surely regret it.
FALLING BRICKS: This can be used for your advantage. This causes all the
bricks fall down one step every time the ball hits the paddle. If you
only have 1 or 2 left, you can take this one if you're lucky and they
will close up to you. They can never go all the way down, but close
**New ones in DX Ball 2**
EXPAND PADDLE: This will cause your paddle to be bigger. This can be
quite useful if you're having trouble hitting the ball. It can be as big
as the whole screen. Well, actually this was in DX Ball but...for some
reason not at the top.
SHRINK PADDLE: This will shrink the paddle. This is a stay-away.
SPLIT BALL: This doubles the amount of ball you have with two. I'm not
sure how many balls you can have at the same time but, I could *swear*
that I have had 9 balls at a time... This was also to be found in DX Ball.
MEGA BALL: I actually like this one. It makes the ball REALLY big, I
suggest you take this one. Be careful, though, after you've completed the
level or died, the ball will now seem like it's very, VERY small!
EIGHT BALL: Yikes! This will make SEVEN more balls pop out from the already
existing one... I'd avoid this unless you're an expert player. Eight or
more (heh...in case you get another one) balls will flash the screen like
crazy and it's nearly (if not completely) impossible to keep everyone
I think that was all of them. Although, I'm not sure 'cause I don't have
the full version. :(
4 . C O N T A C T I N F O
Feel free to contact me, at if you find any typos, errors or anything
And, if you do something "special", contribute something or whatever, I
will give you my ICQ number as a "reward". You may contact me, and
probably get an answer, as long as you:
- Make sure you make it clear what the mail is all about. In other
words, a good subject has a better chance of being read, and answered.
- DO NOT; under any circumstances mail me a chain letter. I will delete
it immediately. I don't give a damn about those so you'd better not fill
my mailbox with that sort of crap.
- Make it readable! Write in English, proper English. I want to be able
to UNDERSTAND what you're writing! Also, if you're contributing a
strategy of some sort, make it DETAILED, very, very detailed. And what I
mean by "proper" English is that, use capital letters, and write NORMAL
English. Don't shorten the words when you're not supposed to. Like, some
people shorten entire words with only letters. Don't do that, it's
annoying to read. Maybe one or two, but don't push it.
- Only mail me ONCE. Some people mail their mails several times. I find
that disturbing... Well, it gives me unnecessary much e-mail which will
make it take longer for me to answer all my e-mails.
- Remember that, I will answer as soon as I can. Many people mail me at
once so I have to spend like all my free time answering mail. That, is
something I don't want to do. So, I can't be bothered with a mail with
the subject "Answer my mail!" or anything like that. I'll try to answer
to the best of my ability. But if you don't get an answer after a week,
you can pretty sure say that it was a stupid question, poorly written or
something like that. Look above.
- Don't send me porn, or some commercial garbage about some new camera. I
don't care. And I'll delete it as well. Just don't send them to me ok?
But hey, feel FREE, very free to e-mail me, I WANT MAILS! Remember, I'll
try to answer them to the best of my ability (I check my mail everyday).
That's about it, for now. It's going to be interesting what kind of
mailbox I'll have in the next few weeks... I know I may seem (and I
am...) harsh but, THAT'S THE WAY IT IS! I wrote this FAQ so I have the
right to control! :p
5 . C R E D I T S
Nintendo: For being the lovely company that they are. (I love Nintendo,
even if this is a game for the PC)
Whoever came up with PC: For coming up the great idea to make a PC. You
gotta love that guy! Or maybe there were several?
The creators of this game: I think their name is so long, so I won't write
it. :) Well...they've done a great job.
CJayC: For being such a lovely guy, mainly for accepting everyone's FAQs,
and because he's got the best web site known to man kind... And, he
updates his page even when he's got the flu... Now THAT'S what I call
cool... He puts a lot of work to his site, he updates several times a
day, I wonder if he gets paid for it?
Me: I wrote all of this garbage. Even if it only took me like half an
hour, you should be thankful. You really should because as far as I know,
this is the first FAQ for this game... :)
6 . C O P Y R I G H T S T U F F
I *borrowed* this from Kao Megura, I hope he doesn't mind...
This FAQ is for private and personal use only. It can only be reproduced
electronically, and if placed on a web page or site, may be altered as
long as this disclaimer and the below Copyright notice appear in full.
This FAQ is not to be used for profitable/promotional purposes; this
includes being used by publishers of magazines, guides, books, etc. or
being incorporated into magazines, etc. in ANY way. This FAQ was created
and is owned by me, Kao Megura (Mallow, not Kao). All copyrights
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this FAQ. Please give credit where it is due.
Hey, I didn't write all this but the same goes for me. ALL OF IT! Though,
if you want to use this FAQ (why would you want to do that?) on your web
site, you need to ask my permission first. And, the condition is that you
do NOT change or alter it in ANY way. Not the name, or _anything_ AT ALL.
And, you _cannot_ ask me to send you the update of this FAQ, you'll just
have to look at www.gamefaqs.com. I can't be bothered with that sort of
e- mail. I'll just delete it. And, Kao, I'm sorry that I had to use this,
which I found at your web site. I am just a rookie FAQ writer, don't
This guide may only, _only_ appear at the following site:
Why? Because that's the only site I sent it too. I MIGHT let
GameSages.com use it too because they seem to be sister sites. So, you
don't have to tell me if you see it there. However, if you find it at
another site, then please let me know so that I can take legal actions
against them... or something like that... And, if you find it in a
magazine, do the same thing.
This guide is Copyright (c) 2000 Mallow. All rights reserved.
7 . E N D , G O O D B Y E
Well, that is all folks. For now this is 100% complete. Until I come up
with a new section to add... So goodbye and enjoy this wonderful game.
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