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#132976 - 10/10/02 09:57 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
Zanthia Offline
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Nickie,

There is no way to give a fairy any mana or health during a battle. Don't forget that only the fairies actually in the battle get the experience even if they are in just for a second.. When you level up you will regain all your hi tpoints and a few mana. Soon you will fina place that you can refill your mana compaletely for free and there will be a rune that takes you directly to it. Too bad there is no place that refills your health.
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#132977 - 10/10/02 10:57 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Good advice, thanks. I tend to rely too much on my main fairy. One more question - I really don't understand the levels. For instance, my main fairy shows to be at a higher level than the one I am facing at the next town, but when they go into battle, and they're face to face,both hitting direct hits,the other fairy just wallops us. Is this because that lower level fairy has better spells?
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#132978 - 10/11/02 02:31 AM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Hi Nickie,

YOu need to check out the table of how effective one type of fairy is against another. There are 12 types of fairies. Nature may be good against one type but bad agaist another. That is what you are seeing. YOu can access this table by pressing F1 and using the arrow keys to change the screen.
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#132979 - 10/11/02 09:34 AM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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THe two that I mentioned are both stone fairies, and even though my level is higher, the other stone fairy seemed much stronger. But it's a moot point now, I got past that as I played into the wee hours of the night. I picked up a few more fairies and a real nice item from the enchanted forest, and am now just wandering around trying to see what else I can get into, nothing so far. I've probably missed something, so I'll retrace my steps. I don't have enough money to get the rune, so guess I'll find some more battles. Have you gone a lot farther, Zanthia?
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#132981 - 10/12/02 10:18 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Nickie: I am quite a bit further than you. I jusst finished the arena boss battle which is the first one I had to cheat to get by. I didn't have any good fairies that were good against the fairies in that battle. waater was good but the ones i had even when leveled up were so weak they had no chance to survive and the other good fairies I had not caught any yet.

Jean: Good luck. It is a fun game!
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#132983 - 10/13/02 10:10 AM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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I went through my first training session, and that turned out fine. I'll do it again to get more experience.

When are you supposed to fire? It looked to me like sometimes I was able to fire when the crosshairs were red, and sometimes when it was gray. I really couldn't tell.

Jean
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#132984 - 10/13/02 11:44 AM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Jean, I think when it turns red you have powered up the spell (held the button down longer)and it does more damage than when you just fire right away (gray).
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#132985 - 10/13/02 12:32 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Hi jean,

This is what Stitchaman said when I had problems with firing:

"It seems that you need to hold down the fire button for a few seconds until you here a thump before it can fire. the length of time before you can fire depends upon which fairy and what spell is being used. the stone fairy takes 2-3 seconds."

ALso if you hold it down too long it will backfire on you and cause your fiary damage.
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#132987 - 10/13/02 08:14 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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More questions! I've been training my fairy, and have myself up to 11. Several times in the training I've run out of mana. Does that mean that I'm out of it for real, even though it was just training? And how can I find out what my mana level is when I'm not in a fight?

On the first screen you get to when you hit return, under the first line which gives your life points, etc, there is another icon which looks like a little green volcano, but it doesn't say what it is. What is it? Mine now says 0/15.

I accidently gave my fairy the mana I got from the village earlier, so don't have more. Where can I get more?

Sorry for all the questions. This is all new to me. lol

Jean
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#132988 - 10/14/02 12:08 AM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Jean:

That 0/15 is indeed the mana indicator. It means you have zero mana left out of a maximum of 15. The amount of mana varies depending upon the spell being used; it is usually 15 or 30.

There are 4 ways that you get mana. (1) When your level increases, you get some back. (2) You can buy mana at some of the shops (3) you get mana in an item bag after defeating other fairies. (4) The scarecrow outside the cottage gives you free mana once you beat the fairy bothering him.

The shop in the fairy garden town does sell mana, but the seller won't sell you anything until you capture the pixie in the store.

You need to leave town and find the cottage, there will be a scarecrow in the garden. The man inside will give you a bag to capture pixies in. Once you get the bag you can go back to town and capture the pixie and then be able to buy mana.

If you are completely out of mana, you'll need to run from the battles along the way.

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#132989 - 10/14/02 01:25 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Thanks for your help, Stichman! I made it to the cottage, got the pixie bag, caught one and bought mana. Along the way I picked up another fairy and I'm training her back in the village.

I bought some spells while I was at the cottage, but when I went to fight I didn't see them in the lower left like I thought I would. As a matter of fact, I don't see them listed anywhere, although the magic dealer took my money, etc. How can I see them, etc.

Also, do we have to do anything different to get a fairy book?

Thanks, everyone, for your patience and help! I'm starting to really enjoy the game. lol

Jean
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#132990 - 10/14/02 02:07 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Jean,

YOu have to manually give the spell to the fairies. If your fairy has only one circle for offensive spell than you cannot use a 2 circle offensive spell yet.

Hit F5. Click on the 3rd tab which looks like a lighnting bolt. These are your offensive spells. The 4th tab which looks like a cross is the passive spells. When you are on these 2 tabs you can see what level spell your faires are eligible for. Click on the spell and then click on the appropraite spot for the fairy.

When you arrive at Tiralin which is where you should be going now, you will get the fairy book.
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#132991 - 10/14/02 04:14 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Thanks, Zanthia! I'll go back and try this. wave

Jean
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#132992 - 10/14/02 10:20 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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I have 4 fairies and a worgot. Should I hang on to all of them and train them one by one, or do I put them somewhere? I thought we were supposed to take them to London, but when I get there I don't know how to set the fairies down. rolleyes

I'm on my way now to the Forest Hut. I think there is a little more of the Fairy Forest I can go through, though, on the other side of the cottage. I guess I'll have to go back there after I do the Forest thingee. lol

Jean
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#132993 - 10/14/02 11:21 PM Re: Starting Zanzarah - Any Tips?
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Hi Jean, I am really enjoying this as well. It has taken quite a while for me to feel like I halfway knew what I was doing, but I am absolutely enchanted by the characters and the graphics.
I have a question, and perhaps you or Zanthia has come across this: Since I haven't been able to complete the swamp, I have been exploring the enchanted woods, and I came across a pool of water that has beautiful lights above it, and some music. I waded in it, and it made sounds, but I didn't note any change. I wasn't able to use the conch either. Does anyone know what the pool is for?
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