Fur Fighters Dreamcast

After having written articles on the brand with the blue hedgehog such as the adventures of Sega France , or the logistics of Sega , I will venture into that of games if I have the material at my disposal. Be indulgent hee hee hee.

The story :

All is good and peaceful in the land of the Fur Fighter until the evil General Viggo escapes and kidnaps the babies of the Fur Fighters. Your mission is to lead the Fur Fighters on a rescue mission to save their families and their planet from general evil.

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The Fur Fighters are a fluffy bunch of heroes united to fight the forces of the evil General Viggo. Years ago they fought Viggo and managed to put him behind bars. Today he escaped. Part of his evil plan is to kidnap the families of the Fur Fighters. Fur Fighters aren't the type to back down from a fight. They are ready, once again, to let Viggo know!

Some characters:

Each of these critters has the same moves as the others but with the added bonus of a special ability that none of their teammates have. Our team of vicious animals is as diverse as possible since it is no less than a dog, cat, panda, kangaroo, penguin and even a baby dragon that you can play over the levels of the game. 6 wearing adorable names like Roofus, Juliette, Bungalow, Tweek, Rico and Chang. Do not be fooled by appearances !

Roofus

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Species - Dog

Age - 9 years

Place of birth - Glasgow, Scotland

History - Roofus is the leader of the Fur Fighters. His experience, reliability and rock-hard demeanor make him well suited for the task. Raised in a war-torn country, Roofus joined the military to fight for what he believes is right. After serving his country well, he formed the Fur Fighters, a heterogeneous group of specialized fighters who do not serve any country, but help everyone. Now the villainous Viggo is holding his wife Winnie and children hostage. Never one to run away in a fight, Roofus will do anything to save them!

Special Skill - Dig

Roofus will make good use of his foxhole digging experience in the battles to come. Whenever the dog encounters a mound of dirt, it may burrow into another mound connected elsewhere. To dig, stand on the hole and press the jump button. Some holes act as shortcuts or lead to secret areas, most must be walked through in order to save any lost babies.

General Info - Roofus isn't the slowest fur hunter, but he's definitely not the fastest either. When fighting as Roofus, it is best to stand back and use precise and powerful weapons to deal with enemies.

Roofus Babies - Roofus puppies are easily identified by their yellow overalls and floppy ears.

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Juliet

Species - Cat

Age - 4 years

Place of birth - Paris, France

Story - Raised in the luxury of beautiful Paris, Juliette may seem posh and sophisticated at first glance, but she is as tough and skillful as all the other Fur Fighters! It will quickly prove itself in combat. She may appear mildly hostile towards her comrades, especially Roofus, but Juliet will nonetheless fight bravely alongside them in the battles to come. With razor-sharp claws and a deadly temper, she fights to save her husband Claude and her many kittens.

Special Skill - Climbing

Juliet's claws are useful for more than just shredding bears. She can use them to climb any surface marked with claws. There are also a few unmarked walls that she can climb to gain access to secret areas. Jump on any scalable wall and Juliette will grab onto it.

General Info - Juliette has feline agility and reflexes, so she's a bit faster than some of her mates. Plus, her athletic physique makes her a slimmer target. Juliette's speed allows her to get close to Bears in order to get the most out of weapons like the shotgun.

Juliette Babies - Juliette's kittens are as cute as their mother, with big pink eyes and green sweaters.

Rico

Species - Jumping penguin

Age - 5 years

Place of birth - Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

History - Before joining the Fur Fighters, Rico lived among thousands of other penguins in Argentina. However, he always knew he was meant for something bigger. Eventually, he joined the Fur Fighters to make his dreams come true. Although slow and at times lazy, his underwater abilities make him a unique and necessary member of the team. If he can concentrate long enough, he intends to save his chicks and his wife, Juanita.

Special skill - swim

Although other fur hunters can paddle the surface of the water, only Rico can swim freely underwater. Pressing the surface jump button will cause Rico to dive. There are many tokens and items hidden in large bodies of water, so exploring them is essential.

General Information - Rico waddles slowly like penguins do, and his jump leaves something to be desired. It's a good thing he has weapons or else he wouldn't be a fighter at all.

Rico Babies - Baby penguins are all decked out for the cold water in hot pink hooded coats.

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Some places to visit:

There are 7 regions visited, each divided into 4 zones except the village (the starting point) which has only one. For the multiplayer mode, there are 6 new maps.

Your quest begins in the village. Every Fur Fighter has a home there where their children, siblings, will return once they are rescued. After heroically saving a few children, return to the village and they will teach you how to play with the toys in your home!

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New Quack City divided into 4 levels (World Quack Center, Lower East Quack, The Quackenheim Museum, Guardian One - Saving Gwyneth):

Welcome to New Quack City, a bustling, snowy place that will introduce you to your first enemy - the Blue Bears. Start by approaching the statue of General Bristol, he will appear there to explain the recommended route. This sparkling metropolis is an urban aviary.

The first step in Viggo's global domination plans is to steal the Roquefort Diamonds, the world's largest pair of diamond earrings! While Viggo oversees the operation from his office at the World Quack Center, his bears go wild in Lower East Quack. Somewhere in downtown New Quack, Tweek's mother, now a mutated ferocious beast, sets buildings ablaze.

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Dinotopolis divided into 4 levels (Dinos Downstairs, Dinos Upstairs, The Rumpus Room, Saving Esmerelda):

This middle-class dinosaur civilization was, until very recently, unknown. Now General Viggo spends his free time spying on these Mesozoic monstrosities in the hopes of uncovering the secret to their way of life and advanced technologies.

While drilling in God Machine Valley, Viggo stumbled upon a dinosaur civilization lost under the crust of the planet! With technology 65 million years ahead of anything on the surface, Viggo has set out to appropriate some of Dinotopolis' unique treasures. With the help of Bungalow's wife, he might do well.

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Beaver Poser divided into 4 levels (Compound Factions, God Machine Valley, Beaver Dam, Saving Juanita):

This massive construction is the result of the civil engineering of the beaver. Despite being masters of masonry, these semi-aquatic mammals are shy and really bad at balancing a budget.

Though foiled in New Quack City, Viggo's evil plans continue. Without the diamonds, he is forced to buy the Beaver Power Dam to quickly earn money to subsidize his growing empire. The babies of the Fur Fighters are forced to work alongside the captive beavers. Rico's beloved wife is waiting for him somewhere… but will he be happy to see her?

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Some enemies:

Brown bears

Brown bears spawn more often than any other enemy. Each of them store heat in the form of a shotgun. Alone or in groups, they are always a threat. Try to knock them down with a pump shotgun to the head. When they turn around and attack, take cover and retaliate.

Weapon: Shotgun

Health: Medium

Speed: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

The weapon to use to defeat them: Shotgun

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Peacocks

Definitely not a feathered friend, peacocks will unfold their beautiful tails at the first sign of trouble. Don't stand around admiring their plumage, as they will start throwing rockets at you. Remember that despite their heavy armament, peacocks have little health. Try to walk away before they see you. If they start bombarding you with rockets, move away from the walls, as the damage will still hit you.

Weapon: Rocket Launcher

Health: Low

Speed: Medium

Difficulty: High

The weapon to use to defeat them: Submachine gun

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Foxes

Small, fast and deadly, foxes are difficult to touch. They wield a pair of revolvers with deadly precision. Foxes will try to surround you, shooting all the time. Hit them as soon as you see them with the shotgun or submachine gun. They can deal damage, but they sure can't take it.

Weapon: Double Revolver

Health: Medium

Speed: High

Difficulty: High

The weapon to use to defeat them: Shotgun or submachine gun

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Some Bosses:

As part of Viggo's evil plan, each of the Fur Fighters' spouses (or in Tweek's case, a parent) were kidnapped, subjected to evil experiments, and transformed into a powerful monster. In order to break Viggo's mind control, the Fur Fighters will have to use rock-solid love, fighting their own family members until they come to their senses. Each of the bosses can only be effectively fought by their loved ones. The player will most likely be forced to choose the appropriate character before they can reach the main arena.

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Viggo

Viggo is a bad kitty. Roofus and the Fur Fighters foiled his plans many years ago, but Viggo has since escaped jail time. He has devised new towers to take over the world. His intentions are to steal the world's largest pair of diamond earrings, redeem the most powerful dam ever built, attack the technology of a long-lost civilization, build an army of the dead and make drop an anvil on Roofus's head from his orbit! To keep the Fur Fighters away, he kidnapped their children and turned their spouses into fierce monsters. He may have underestimated the bravery of the Fur Fighters. Roofus and his comrades will have to be extremely careful.

Claude

Claude, once a noble feline, is almost unrecognizable in his giant, space-friendly form. Wielding a deadly beam laser, Claude intends to stop his wife, Juliette, unless she can prove him right. Juliette dons a spacesuit to fight her husband. She will have to be careful on the satellite panels, because one misstep can sink her into the sidereal void.

Esmerelda

Bulgalow's beloved is waiting for him in the dinosaur pool. Unfortunately, she is outside and uses a giant machine gun. Chances are it's a happy reunion. Esmerelda is impervious to all weapons in the Fur Fighters arsenal, but that doesn't mean she's invincible. Obviously she can't swim in lava, so you'll have to drop her there. The float Esmerelda is on can be sunk if you pull on the valve.

Some weapons:

The Fur Fighters know that the only way to manage an army of stupid, heavily armed bears is with an arsenal that could punch a hole in a mountain! Machine guns, shotguns, lasers, rockets, there is nothing subtle about the way these animals fight. Viggo, have better watch out!

Heavy Machine Gun

The mother of all bullet guns, the Heavy Machine Gun will remove fur from most bears in seconds. Unfortunately, its accuracy is horrible over long distances, ammunition will run out quickly. Only use the heavy machine gun under difficult circumstances.

Plasma Beamer

The Laser Beamer provides a beam of constant energy that keeps an enemy immobilized while firing. The laser is much more effective at taking out big murderers than the Photon Blaster. Use it sparingly and in short bursts.

Freeze Gun

While it doesn't deal any damage on its own, the Freeze Gun turns any enemy except Bosses into an ice sculpture for a few moments. When immobilized, frozen enemies can be smashed using other weapons, knocked back from ledges, or, as is often the case, destroyed by crossfire from another enemy. One hit will do. The effects of freezing only last a few seconds, so hurry!

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Conclusion:

This little file was written thanks to the work of "David Boyle" , writer of the game's walkthrough guide.

“Fur Fighters is one of the few games that I look forward to since I first heard about it, long before I wrote strategy guides. How could I resist bringing six Fluffy Warriors into a world of cartoons and detonating the stuffing of countless teddy bears? I was lucky enough to work for Acclaim when Fur Fighters were in testing. This gave me the chance to take a look at the game long before anyone else. I got to see it develop and grow. It was worth the wait. "

You can download the archive used to write the solution guide here:

Fur Fighters Dreamcast, photo, artwork, word document

fur figthers official strategy guide
Fur figthers General Bristol Dreamcast
Fur Figthers caracters guide
Fur Figthers Ennemies guide dreamcast

At the same time, I take this opportunity to give you the download links for 2 of my prototype versions:

Fur Fighters (Jun 12, 2000 prototype)

Fur Fighters (Jun 2, 2000 prototype)

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Fur Figthers Dreamcast prototype