Game Club 199X #14 - Dr. Chaos (NES) Dec 2, 2012 16:16:08 GMT -5
Post by Snarboo on Dec 2, 2012 16:16:08 GMT -5
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Dr. Chaos (NES)
December's game of the month is the spooktacular Dr. Chaos for the NES! Wikipedia has everything you need to know on navigating the horrors that await within the evil doctor's mansion:
Dr. Chaos, officially known as Dr. Chaos: Hell's Gate (ドクター・カオス 地獄の扉 Dokutā Kaosu: Jigoku no Tobira) in Japan, is an action-adventure game originally released in Japan for the Family Computer Disk System in 1987 by Pony Inc. An English localization was produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in North America by FCI in 1988.
The player assumes the role of Michael Chaos, brother of mad physicist Dr. Ginn Chaos, who has been doing Warp Zone experiments in his mansion and gone missing. Armed with only a Knife in the beginning, as Michael moves through the house, he can pick up Handgun Bullets, Machine Gun Bullets, Grenades and life-replenishing Yellow Vitamins and Red Vitamins. There is a menu which has four options, open, get, go, and hit. There are 11 Warp Zones in all.
Wikipedia's Dr. Chaos Article
- Dr. Chaos US Manual courtesy of kal
- Feynman starts the thread off on the right foot with a bevy of tips!
- Snarboo has a few quick tips for intrepid adventurers.
- "One thing that can help a lot is to collect as much SMG ammo as possible in the early game. Scour the house for as much as possible, because the level containing the jump boots is pretty brutal (easily the most difficult stage in the game) and the SMG is extremely useful against the boss." courtesy of Feynman
- Feynman's got you covered with some handy hints!
- Sotenga offers some helpful observations from his journeys.
- "When you restore from a password, you will start exactly where you left off after defeating a boss, with all items and health intact. It's theoretically possible to get yourself into an unwinnable situation if you defeat a boss with almost no health left, so keep that in mind." courtesy of Snarboo
- "The manual makes reference to being able to get a password by hitting start then A or B. That might allow you to save before you fight a boss." courtesy of Joseph Joestar
- Sotenga has further tips on avoiding frustration in Dr. Chaos.
- Sotenga has brought forth even more tips from his journeys in the mansion of Dr. Chaos.
- Feynman has the winning strategy for winning the water logged warp zone.
- "When hitting the walls inside the rooms for secret passages, you do not have to be super precise. Imagine a 4x3 grid of rectangles on the wall facing you, and knock anywhere inside the 12 rectangles." courtesy of tengutenga
- "Shoot the ball of skulls for a blue vitamin. Kill him. I hate him." courtesy of jubibbles88
- "After acquiring the jump boots, do not enter the warp zone located in the shack outside of the house unless you have at least 3 life bottles or the armor! Having full SMG ammo also helps. The boss at the end of this zone is a pain in the ass if you don't come prepared, so be careful." courtesy of Snarboo
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