StarTropics Miscellaneous
Here are some miscellaneous things about StarTropics that might help you out throughout your adventure.
Water
The top image is in-level water, and the bottom image acts like water in the spaceship levels. If you jump into either of these, you'll drown.

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Door
This is a stone door. They normally block a previous path so you cannot return through it, or they block the ahead path. You'll have to kill the right enemy, all of the enemies, or find a button to open the door, otherwise you won't be heading through it.

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Secret Tunnel
These tunnels are a secret. You have to find a switch, or a hidden enemy to reveal these passages. Sometimes they lead you to a room with potions and hearts, other times they lead you in the right direction.

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Sanctuary
Sanctuary rooms provide potions or hearts. They always look the same, and they always have their own special music, which will make you happy when you hear it (because more often than not you're gonna need some life!).

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Treasure Chest
Treasure Chests hold special weapons and items. Only buttons open them.

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Secret Passage
If you see an in-level wall with a deep shadow beside it, it means that there is a secret passage there(unlike the secret tunnels). You have to push against the wall to walk through it.

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Huts
You can enter huts, and there's always people in them. When you see huts grouped together, you know that they are villages.

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Dr. J's Laboratory
This is where you get Sub-C.

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Sub-C
You'll spend a lot of time cruzing around in Dr. J's Sub-C. In it, you'll meet ROB. It can dive too. Meow, what a machine!

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Water Tunnel
You can use these water tunnels while in Sub-C to pass through land that blocks your water passage.

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Water Tunnel 2
You use these the same as you do regular water tunnels. They're hard to find because you can't see them. Look for shimmering water by land(marked with an arrow in the image), and push against the land to go through the tunnel.

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Deep Water
Deep water means you can dive here. Diving will take you to another place on the map.

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Shallow Water
You can't take Sub-C in shallow water.

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Dock
You can dock Sub-C in these spots and walk on land.

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Map Secret Passage
These secret passages are on the map. There are no real hints to where they are hidden, so you'll have to do some exploring to discover them.

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Baboo's Raft
Rafts aren't much use when you're trapped in a whale.. or are they? Heh heh..

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Captain Bell's Ship
Captain Bell's ship will block your path in Chapter 5. You'll need to pass his tests to sink the ship and open the Straight.

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Captain Bell's Organ
This is Captain Bell's organ. You'll have to play the right tune to open the passageway to his tunnel.

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A Big Metal Lump
Hrrmm... what could this be? It's the metor that crashed in the StarTropics.. but you'll have to find out the rest.

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Zoda's Spaceship
All aboard Zoda's Spaceship! Next stop: orbiting the earth!

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Cracked Wall
The cracked walls in the spaceship can be destroyed with your weapon to creat a passage to another room.

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Teleporter
Teleporters will send you to various parts of the ship.

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Escape Pod
Sure, they're good for saving your chops from an exploding spaceship, but they're not much good floating around in the South-Pacific.

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When Captain Bell's ship sinks, the theme that is played is God Save the Queen.





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