RAPTOR-THE CALL OF THE SHADOWS
The Shareware Version
The Strategy Guide and Walkthrough
Written by CHAZ5000
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This Walkthrough is to be found only at GameFAQs.com at the moment.It is
Copyright 2001 Chaz5000
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THIS WALKTHROUGH AT ANY OTHER SITE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!
"Raptor" is copyright Cygnus Studios and Apogee Entertainment.
Version 0.01-01/26/01:My First Version of this FAQ/Walkthrough/Strategy Guide.
SECTION 1-STRATEGY FOR THE LEVELS
Purchases before you start:Ion Scanner
Level Hints:This being the first level, it isn't very tough. Just shoot down
until you make it to the boss.
Goodies in this level:Air-to-Air Missiles, Life Refill
Purchases before you start:Refill your life then save the rest of your cash.
Level Hints:Watch out for enemies, blow up the buildings,just play it like level
1. It's not
Goodies in this level:Life Refill
Purchases before you start:Refill your life, buy a plasma cannon if you've got
the cash but
DON'T sell your Air-to-Air Missiles.
Level Hints:Now the levels start getting harder. Watch out for the winged oval
leave $50.00 bonuses but they throw energy balls at you from all directions.
Watch out for
Goodies in this level:Life Refill, Air to Ground Missiles
Purchases before you start:Refill your life, and if you can afford it, buy
Level Hints:Be very careful on this one. I was killed time after time on this
level. If you
have the Dumbfires, you should be okay. If you don't have the Dumbfires but
Shield, you should have a hard time, but still can beat it. If you have neither
nor the Phase Shield, then you will probably die several times in the course of
Whatever you do DON'T use the MegaBomb you get in this level.
Goodies in this level:Life Refill,MegaBomb
-----END OF THE TRAINEE LEVEL MISSIONS-----
Purchases before you start:Refill your life. If you have the Dumbfire Missiles,
then buy a
Phase Shield. If you have a Phase Shield but no Dumbfires, Buy a Dumbfire. If
you have both
already and have about two hundred thousand bucks, buy Micro Missiles.
Level Hints:This level is about as tough as the fourth level. When you reach
Boss, use both
megabombs you have on him BEFORE he rises from the dirt. After he does, fly in
the energy balls, and fire dumbfire missiles at him when he stops shooting.
Repeat until he's
Goodies in this level:Life Refill, MegaBomb
Purchases before you start:Refill your life and buy as many Phase Shields as you
You can sell your Dumbfire Missiles because you get a set at the beginning of
Level Hints:This level is TOUGH. Not only are some of the hardest enemies in
this level, but
this is also the first level with a halfway boss. Just use evasive manuevers to
make it through
Goodies:Life Refill, MegaBomb, Dumbfire Missiles(Yay!)
Purchases before you start:Refill your life. Buy at least 2 Phase Shields, and
if you've got the
cash, 3 MegaBombs.
Level Hints:This is an almost impossible level. I reccomend you stay on the
got another tough halfway boss, and an even tougher end boss.
Purchases before you start:Refill your life. Buy as many Phase Shields as you
can, but also
try to buy an Auto-Track Mini Gun.
Level Hints:Follow the hints for Level 7. This level is not quite as tough as
Seven was, but it
still is quite a challenge.
Goodies in this level:2 Life Refills, MegaBomb
Purchases before you start:Refill your life. Buy a Pulse Cannon if you can, but
make sure you
have at least 3 Phase Shields.
Level Hints:This is the toughest level in the game. Just dodge the enemies and
hold down Fire.
Beware of the two toughest bosses in the game halfway through the level and
at the End.
Goodies in this level:Life Refill, 3 MegaBombs
-----END OF ROOKIE, VETERAN AND ELITE LEVEL MISSIONS-----
SECTION 2:THE WEAPONS
|Weapon |Description |Strength |Cost
|Machine Gun |Attacks both ground and air |Low |12000
|Air-to-Air Missiles |Does damage to aerial targets only |Medium |63500
|Plasma Cannon |Does damage to aerial targets only |Medium-High |78800
|Air-to-Ground Missiles |Does damage to ground targets only |Medium |11000
|Dumbfire Missiles |Does damage to all targets |Medium-High
|Micro Missile |Does damage to all targets |Medium-High
|Missile Pod |Does damage to all targets |High
|Auto-Track Mini Gun |Does damage to tracked target |High
|Pulse Cannon |Does damage to anything in its path |VERY High
SECTION 3:SPECIAL ITEMS
|Item |Description |Price |
|Energy Module |Shields for your vessel |10000 |
|Ion Scanner |Diplays boss's HP |10000 |
|MegaBomb |Extreme damage on all enemies onscreen |32250 |
|Phase Shield |Extra shield for your craft |78500 |
To GameFAQs, For hosting this Walkthrough.
To Prickly Jack and Fritter, My Cats, For sleeping on my arm so I couldn't fire
To Noah Webster, because I keep misspelling "strategy" as "startegy"
To Orson Scott Card, For "Ender's Game"
This Reference Guide is copyright 2001 Chaz5000.