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Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. You play the role of a young man known as Leon, who seeks to survive in the harsh environment he is brought into.

Exploration is done mainly via a side-scrolling view. In certain areas, an exclamation mark will sometimes appear, indicating the presence of hostiles. Press Z when this happens to initiate battle, or wait to let it pass. Sometimes battle will be unavoidable. When walking, enemy encounters won't occur.

The battle system revolves mainly around each character's Abilities, which are a set of commands specific to that character. Abilities require AP and EX to use. AP is gained every time a character takes a turn. The default is 2. EX is gained every time a character uses an Ability. The default is 1. Note that this may change depending on the situation.


Trailer courtesy of Sum Gai. Thanks buddy!

"Controls"
Z: Action/ Confirm
Up: Interact with Above/Background
Down: Interact with Below/Foreground
X: Menu/ Cancel
Shift: Hold to walk/run
F4: Toggle Fullscreen
F5: Toggle 2x Size
F12: Reset to Title


"Known Glitches"
Due to the limited functionality of the RPG Maker 2003 engine, there are various glitches and bugs which are unfortunately unfeasible or impossible to fix:
- Sometimes during an action, the battle data of a character will be temporarily overwritten with another character's, causing them to not perform as expected for that round.
- In certain cases, player actions can be interrupted by the enemy or other character's actions. To minimize the occurance of this, wait for current actions to finish before selecting an action with another character.
- Using items and guarding doesn't trigger the code to check for enemy deaths. You need to actually use an ability, or let the enemies take a turn.
- Although not a bug, Active Mode should be changed to Passive Mode in the in-game menu to prevent enemies from acting while you are taking an action.

"Hints and Tips for Boss Battles"
- Don't expect to just be able to spam regular attacks until you can use your Exceed ability. You won't win an attrition war with the enemy party.
- Always target the enemy's weakness if you can. If you want, think of this as a Shin Megami Tensei game. :P
- Make sure to keep your HP up. The vast majority of bosses have pretty powerful high EX costing abilities that'll wipe out your party if you're not expecting it.

- That said, keep in mind, the enemy is subject to the same rules as the party. In other words, they're also gaining AP and EX, and they also need it to use their more hard-hitting abilities. So if you can prevent them from using them while still retaining the ability to use yours, you'll be able to beat any boss.
- You can tell how much EX an enemy's ability uses by looking at the name of the ability. Similar to your character's abilities, it'll show up as the number of squares on the left side of the name.
- Of course, the above passes quickly so isn't that reliable of a method. As a general rule, you can expect that:
- Anything that uses an element other than Force likely costs at least 1 EX
- Anything that does multi-targetting likely costs at least 1 EX
- Anything that hits everyone hard probably costs 2 or more EX
- Anything that outright kills someone from full health, or makes you swear "Bullshit! That can't happen!" is likely an Exceed ability.
- Chances are it'll also be very flashy.
- Obviously, there's going to be some exceptions, but for the most part, this can be followed.

- Don't ignore Field Effects either. Bosses don't, and the Field Effects they use generally stack things in their favor. It's not just about dealing as much damage as quickly as you can. A lot of times, it's also about controlling the situation.
- Modes, Field Effects, and Boost ailments all stack. If you're creative, you may be able to create a situation where you can pretty much negate everything the boss throws at you, while tossing out Exceed abilities every turn. Bosses won't stand a chance.

MAP SAVE FREEZE: If you're changing things in this game in the editor and your save file freezes on the world map as a result, press F9, go to switch 112 and 113, and turn them both OFF. That should fix it.

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You said the Open-source version was out, is it up yet?
author=Cornflakey
I noticed that you mentioned the game Der Langrisser as one of your inspirations for the multiple-paths format of the original AA... are the characters Leon and Scott in AAG named after Leon and Scott in Langrisser?


Oh, also, Alter A.I.L.A. has a conversation page on TVTropes!
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12915707710A27997200&page=1


Good to hear :)

What's a fandisc?(no need to explain that its a game, but I wonder how many developers make things like this?)


It's mostly just a bit of additional bonus content for AAG that's stand-alone.


...Thanks. Turns out I just put it in the wrong folder by accident.
Sprinkling stuff all over the game is pretty enjoyable now.
I have to ask though. What's a fandisc?(no need to explain that its a game, but I wonder how many developers make things like this?)
You have to download RPG Maker 2003 and open it using that.
....4 in a row? Now that's just annoying.
Anyway, was this site down for 4 days or do I just have crappy Internet?

I've wanted to ask something. It says that the latest version of the game is open-source, but how does one actually...you know...look at it? I've had trouble with this due to my computer changing all map files to RPGMaker files...

Oh, also, Alter A.I.L.A. has a conversation page on TVTropes!
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12915707710A27997200&page=1
I noticed that you mentioned the game Der Langrisser as one of your inspirations for the multiple-paths format of the original AA... are the characters Leon and Scott in AAG named after Leon and Scott in Langrisser?
This game is my no. 1 in the RPG maker series!!!

The trailer even rolled me out!!
I thought about making a review since i liked this so much but then the only bad things i could ever say about it that it sometimes gets confusing where you have to go, since the maps allow you to roam so much, and i end up forgettin how to go back lol and the bs gets a little complicated but nothing ppl wont get used to...

all the rest, perfect. ;D
Go back to phase 2 and visit Tinder's Hideout there, then return to the postgame and it'll be there. It's really obscure, Neok should have added a hint for that one...
Anyone remember when Tinder's Hideout in Isle is supposed to be available in post-game? Can't seem to get access to it now, and in my first playthrough I remember I had to reset optional content just to get it up.
author=argh
Huh? Then what does the kid do?
Just giving a hint, I guess.

POST GAME QUEST SPOILERS Question
The hydra is below the warehouses in Charon. You might have seen a suspicious spot somewhere there before the post game.
As for the Post-game question:

Huh? Then what does the kid do?
You really don't need 3 Pulsars to complete the game. In fact, in my first playthrough of the game I skipped Pulsar until the very end. Chaos, Vice, Scion, and ( eventually ) Nova should be enough.

Violet is a pretty situational character. Her Exceed ability is limited to Force/Freeze, so she can't do much when the enemy is resistant to both. She the top character in the main cast when it comes to hits per Exceed ( second with optionals ), so the 'Always ---- Damage' syncs work well with her.

As for the Post-game question:

Triggering the fight with Metal Hydra is automatic once you enter post-game. I was able to go straight for it on my fresh Clear Game save.

However, if you're looking for access to the area under Stynx, try searching the Main Prison of Stynx.

You can't get copies of modes -- they're one of the treasures that don't reset.

And hm... Buster Cannon is stronger than Shooting Star for you? For me, it was actually weaker than Blast Revolver. With ATK Boost and an X-System, Gray was capable of dealing ~11000 damage if the enemy was weak to something. It might be hard to see since the damage of Shooting Star is split into so many pieces, but it should still be pretty strong. Also, Violet is significantly faster than Gray.

(And don't worry about relying on boosts, I think you're expected to. Have you tried using SPD Boost/Crush fields? If you use both, you'll literally get twelve turns to an enemy's one. Nothing can really challenge you at that point.)

POST GAME QUEST SPOILERS Question

During the maze section of NML3, to the left I believe, there's a kid sitting in a dead end. If you talk to him, it'll trigger the event flag that makes the metal hydra appear.
Man, post game dungeons enemies are all hard hitter. It takes a long while to win the random encounter (I skipped most of them anyway but still! ).

So I switched my party to Leon+Erin+Gray since damage wise Buster Magnum is better than Violet's (though I really need to watch that Violet damage breaking video) in dealing damage (for now). I want to utilize G.U.A.R.D.I.A.N. but with attack boost the damage I can deal is much higher :\
Perhaps I am a bit too reliant on these boosts....

Maybe I need to get 3 pulsars to even the odds. (oh dang I forgot where these are...hmmm... Phase...3???)

POST GAME QUEST SPOILERS Question

How do I get to fight the hydra? Which I assume is true because of the rumor (in phase 2?) and the old man in the NML3 which hinted something under Celes. He can't mean in Avalon right....

I believe both Nova and Revellion are both found in post-game content. I definitely know Nova is, but I kind of forgot where Revellion is found. It's going to have to turn up eventually, so I'll tell you when I do find it.
post=argh
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Yeah you don't need to worry about much. This game is practically Final Fantasy 6 Lite in terms of gamebreakers. (SPD Boost/Crush Fields, Blitz/Arc lines, Static-damage sync + Violet, etc...) And actually, when you fight Aila as the final boss, she isn't weak or resistant to anything. The only elements you need to worry about are freeze, burn, and shock. You'll see why when you fight her. ;)

...

Actually, "Always ---- Damage" syncs work pretty well here as well, especially if you have the C.R.I.S.I.S. by this point and don't feel like juggling syncs around. And Leon's Killing Point pretty much solves the problem if you don't want to worry about syncs in general.
@Argh
Yeah, I just beat the game. The final fight's gimmick got me a few times but it's cool. Now to actually try the game with Tinderbot - and perhaps his brother...later. Why can't we have all Robot team ??

Yes, I swapped Celia with Violet since well... not that useful in terms of single enemy damager.

So yeah... post game stuff starts now I guess.

(I say Blitz and Arc since that's where the lines originate... Vice, Pulsar, and Chaos are what I'm referring to, but "Blitz line" is easier to type, you see. Also, I'm obsessive about categorizing everything correctly, so I feel that it's important to start with the level 1 mode, even though it doesn't do anything special. Just a quirk of mine)

Nova is in Below Stynx somewhere if I recall correctly, level 2 I think. So you won't be seeing that for a while. Don't worry though, Scion + EX Facilitator B on Erin allows her to use First Aid on a constant basis anyway.

Yeah you don't need to worry about much. This game is practically Final Fantasy 6 Lite in terms of gamebreakers. (SPD Boost/Crush Fields, Blitz/Arc lines, Static-damage sync + Violet, etc...) And actually, when you fight Aila as the final boss, she isn't weak or resistant to anything. The only elements you need to worry about are freeze, burn, and shock. You'll see why when you fight her. ;)

And Celia isn't actually that powerful in my experience. Her EX is hard to pull off since it requires 10 AP. Seriously, use Violet. Shooting Star completely breaks the game. (See ARPerson's gamebreaking vid -- the final hit actually does *over one million points of damage* with his setup)
@Missileboater
Will do, I am going to check those if I have problem with the final boss (or maybe whoever in between in the last dungeon, I haven't even started). But with the Zero system and ATK/SPD boost I am guessing I would do all right (hopefully).

Actually, I never knew about Nova (mentioned in some of the comments baaack there) or Revellion (I knew Heart of mysia would be useful....somehow) or Al Di La at all. Am I suppose to have those? Also DKC.... is it post game?

@Argh
Indeed, but I am pretty sure blitz is Lv1 mode with no Ap/Ex boost...
Well I am torn between Leon (the attacker), Erin (Healer, heh), and Celia / Violet. Celia because I don't have to change party in dungeon or boss (i.e. attack all EX). And Violet's EX is For/Frz... I think Aila is weak again Psy??

Also, yes, you are right, it was Gray, not jake, my bad.