Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark 3DS FAQ


Multiple issues may occur when the console has been running for a long period of time. If you start experiencing odd issues, please shut down your console for a few minutes and try again. Also, most progression or loss of functionality issues can be resolved by launching a level from the Campaign menu.
  1. My character’s Ranged Attack had no effect on the enemy, why?
  2. In Mission 31, my character’s stats and action screen is hard to read and overlaps Grimlock’s statistics.
  3. Why did my block give only one action point to my character?
  4. When equipped, the Deflector T.E.C.H. chips mention that the damage received in head-to-head combat is lessened by either 25% or 50%, but the Stats screen displays an equivalent increase in Endurance.
  5. At the beginning of the mission, the Equip Slot screen appears over my character’s Stats.
  6. Why can’t I select Crosshairs and Drift at the beginning of the Training tutorial?
  7. In Mission 27 the objective mentions that a checkpoint needs to be defended, but I can’t see where the area to be defended is.
  8. I cancelled my characters’ movement after passing through an Electric Gate by mistake, but the damage remained.
  9. How do I know which button or action will be activated when using the Nintendo 3DS’ X and Y buttons?
  10. Why are the buildings not displayed in 3D, unlike the other map elements?
  11. Why do I receive damage from Bruticus’ missiles volley even though my unit was not in the marked areas?
  12. How do I equip T.E.C.H. or Support Characters to my generic soldiers?
  13. Why doesn't the Start button pause the game on occasions?
  14. I can’t select the Ranged Attack action, why?
1. My character’s Ranged Attack had no effect on the enemy, why?
This is an issue that may occur when the targeted opponent is on a lower platform compared to the attacking character. For the Ranged Attack to damage the opponent ensure that your target is at a range of three tiles or more from your character, or that it is not directly aligned with your unit.

2. In Mission 31, my character’s stats and action screen is hard to read and overlaps Grimlock's statistics.
The issue will resolve itself once your character moves away from Grimlock, or when he moves to the next barricade.

3. Why did my block give only one action point to my character?
Blocking will give your character two action points only if the action actually blocks one of your enemy’s attacks.

4. When equipped, the Deflector T.E.C.H. chips mention that the damage received in head-to-head combat is lessened by either 25% or 50%, but the Stats screen displays an equivalent increase in Endurance.
The Endurance stat reduces the amount of damage you receive in combat. Equipping the Deflectors temporarily adjusts the Endurance to give the desired amount of reduction, but the effect only lasts until the chip breaks.

5. At the beginning of the mission, the Equip Slot screen appears over my character’s Stats.
The Equip Slot screen will go away once a character is selected.

6. Why can’t I select Crosshairs and Drift at the beginning of the Training tutorial?
They start as non-playable characters during the first turns of the tutorial. They become playable characters once they are needed for the training.

7. In Mission 27 the objective mentions that a checkpoint needs to be defended, but I can’t see where the area to be defended is.
The whole map area is the checkpoint to defend.

8. I cancelled my characters’ movement after passing through an Electric Gate by mistake, but the damage remained.
Unlike acid pools which damage your unit at the start of each turn, the gate’s damage is applied the moment your unit passes through the gate and it cannot be healed by cancelling the movement.

9. How do I know which button or action will be activated when using the Nintendo 3DS’ X and Y buttons?
Unlike the A or B buttons which always confirm or cancel an action, the X and Y buttons are contextual shortcuts for the menus or screens currently being displayed. They will be usually linked to the left Touch Screen button for Y, or the right button for X.

10. Why are the buildings not displayed in 3D, unlike the other map elements?
To see the faction buildings displayed in 3D, put the 3D slider at the 50% setting, or in between 75% of the maximum and the maximum.

11. Why do I receive damage from Bruticus’ missiles volley even though my unit was not in the marked areas?
The blast from the missiles has a 4 tiles radius, centered on the characters which were targeted at the start of Bruticus’ previous turn. Although the targeting laser markers are too weak to go through obstacles, the blast itself is powerful and can pass through walls and objects.

12. How do I equip T.E.C.H. or Support Characters to my generic soldiers?
Equipment can only be used by the main characters of the TRANSFORMERS universe.

13. Why doesn’t the Start button pause the game on occasions?
Pausing the game is not allowed during the 3D battles, during the enemy’s turn or during the tile selection phase of the Movement action.

14. I can’t select the Ranged Attack action, why?
To use the Ranged Attack action, a valid target must first be in range of the center of your attack.


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