So it turns out I don't suck after all. Haha. Killed that 5-4 boss by using the pachinko on it and pelting it to death while jumping over its attacks. Very, very dicey. I'm now on stage 13.
Your guide is amazing, BTW, and I downloaded a copy of it for my use. I really, really hate skyracer levels, and now I have 7-8 of 'em in a row. Not fun.
Also, I now know the pain Liam experienced, the stuff which made him invent the so-called "god Damn it Carla" drinking game. She just gets in the way; I swear those levels she's in would just be easier and (dare I say it) more fun if you could exclude her. Hopefully future stages involving Carla are better.
I'm really, really excited to open synthesis, because I want to make all kinds of stuff.
If anyone's got any specific tips for skyracer stages, particularly the ones I'm about to face, please ley 'em on me. I'm especially wary of the upcoming dogfights. I can do barriers and turbulence all right, though I didn't understand at first that changing elevation and speed is done by releasing an arrow key, not pressing it (i.e., you can hold arrows and increase speed/change elevation very quickly, vs. tapping the keys to try and do this).
Loved the 12-4 boss pair, btw. I like interesting bosses that make you think.
Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1