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Activision Classics Barnstorming FAQ

by mike tru   Updated to v1.00 on
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     Contents:

        I                      About this FAQ
       I I                     Version History
      I I I                    Game Basics
       I V                     Flight Controls
        V                      Strategy
       V I                     Game Components
      V I I                    Notes & Thanks

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I was looking through a bunch of my older games and was wondering to myself
why I didn't write any FAQs for these classics. So I decided to write a guide
for some of my favorites. That is why this guide is here today. I hope it can
help you out.

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|      I I I                    GAME BASICS                                  |
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D  I  F  F  I  C  U  L  T  Y     O  P  T  I  O  N  S
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Difficulty 1a     If you choose this option, the clearance of the barns is
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Difficulty 1b     This option defaults the clearance back to normal
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Difficulty 2a     This option creates more geese to distract you
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Difficulty 2b     This option defaults the geese back to the lower amount
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M  O  D  E  S     O  F     P  L  A  Y
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Game 1: Hedge Hopper     This is the easiest mode of play that there is. The
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     goal for this level is to fly through 10 barns in the 
                         absolute minimum amount of time. There is a set 
                         pattern of how windmills and barns are set-up, so 
                         every time you play through you can expect the same 
                         thing.
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Game 2: Crop Duster     Crop duster has the same setup as Hedge Hopper. You 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     have to go through 15 barns instead of the 10 in Hedge 
                        Hopper. The pattern of barns and windmills have also 
                        changed.
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Game 3: Stunt Plane     Once again, this mode of play is just like the 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     previous two, however, you will notice that there are 
                        more geese this round, and that the pattern has - once 
                        again changed. To view the three patterns, check out 
                        the "Strategy" section of the FAQ
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Game 4: Flying Ace     Flying Ace for the most part is a harder versions of 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     the other three levels. One major difference is now you 
                       must fly through 25 barns as opposed to 15 or 10. It 
                       should also be noted that there is no longer a set 
                       pattern for the barns so you will have to go on strategy 
                       and skill alone to complete this course.

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|       I V                     FLIGHT CONTROLS                              |
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Unlike many of the flight simulators of today, the controls for flight in 
Barnstorming are quite basic and easy to learn.

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| Action Button | Engine  Throttle | The more you hold onto this button the  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| faster your plane will fly. If you let  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| go of the button you will slow down.    |
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|   Joystick    | Altitude Control | If you push up on the joystick your     |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| planes altitude will increase. Likewise |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| if you hold down, you will descend.     |
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Basic Strategy     If you are unsure of the level at first or are working on
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     speed there are a few things that will surely slow you down. 
                   You must fist watch out for the geese. Hitting one of these 
                   things will add a few seconds to your time. If you get 
                   caught in a flock, you might as well reset the game. 

                   You should also try to stay as low as possible at all times. 
                   If you are flying over a windmill, then you will want the 
                   bottom edge of your plane to barely clear the top, this way 
                   you will decrease any excessive movement.

                   The third thing to look at for is the barns themselves. If 
                   you are not paying attention you will not make the clearance 
                   and will bounce right off of the top of the barn. So make 
                   sure you get all the way down!

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Advanced Strategy     Here is the patterns for which the levels are based...
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| Hedge Hopper | Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn -      |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn -  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Windmill - Barn -      |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn - Windmill -     |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Barn -      |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn -      |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill -       |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill                                        |
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| Crop  Duster | Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Barn -      |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill Barn - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn -        |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Windmill -  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Windmill -|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn - Windmill -  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Barn - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Windmill - Windmill -      |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Barn - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill -  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn - Windmill - Windmill -   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill|
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| Stunt  Plane | Barn - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Windmill |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill -       |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Barn - Barn - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn - Barn - |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill -       |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn -  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill - Windmill - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Windmill|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| - Windmill - Barn - Windmill - Barn - Barn - Barn - Barn - |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| Windmill                                                   |
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|       V I                     GAME COMPONENTS                              |
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| # |  Component Name  | Alignment | Mobile |       Visual Description       |
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| 1 |     Airplane     |   Good    |   Yes  | Basic everyday cropdusting air |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| plane. Brown in color          |
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| 2 |     Barnhouse    |   Good    |   No   | Rectangular building set on the|
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| ground. It has a red base and a|
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| roof that fades from gray to   |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| black. Your goal is to fly your|
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| plane through these            |
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| 3 |      Geese       |   Evil    |   Yes  | White birds that are flying    |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| around above the windmills. If |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| you hit one, they will slow    |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| you down.                      |
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| 4 |     Windmill     |   Evil    |   No   | Tall black structures that you |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| must fly over. If you fly your |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| plane into one of these, it    |
|¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| will slow you down dramatically|
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A great deal of gratitude is expressed towards all webmasters on the Internet 
that spend their priceless time and hard earned money for the sole purpose of 
allowing people from all different walks of life, come together and discuss 
and help each other with video games. Without that time and that money, the 
video game industry would be nowhere near what it is today. Thank You All.


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