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Alright. While you're driving my tank, I only have two rules. . . Aim. . . and fire!
- Zao's Instructions on how to use the Tank

The Schmup Stage is an Extra Stage in Freedom Planet, taking place before Battle Glacier, and is only playable in Adventure & Classic Modes.


The Player will pilot a vehicle and blast through Lord Brevon's army as they fight their way across the Snowfields to the Dreadnought, which is preparing to lift off with the Kingdom Stone. The objective is to fight and survive against multiple enemies for 6000 Meters. At the end of the Stage, the Player will face Syntax, who will attack with her Cancer-Mode, and must be defeated in order to proceed to the next Stage. Use caution, for any damage the Player takes in this Stage will be carried over to Battle Glacier.


See Also: Minor Enemy List

Minor Enemies

Battering Ram Saucer
Electro Gunship
Eye Sphere


Syntax: Cancer-Mode



Holodragon Gameplay

Lilac will ride the Holodragon, which can shoot fireballs and a massive beam and can freely fly around. There can only be three waves of fireballs onscreen at a time.


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Dragon Beam

The Holodragon fires a massive Beam that does high damage. The radius of the Beam grows smaller and weaker as it uses Energy.

- Button -

  • Special (Hold)
Dragon Dash

The Holodragon can dash forward in one direction.

- Button -

  • Jump
Dragon Fire Storm

The Holodragon can fire a spreadshot of 3 fireballs at enemies.

- Button -

  • Attack

Shang Mu Tank Gameplay

Carol, Milla & Torque will each take control of a Shang Mu Tank provided to them by Mayor Zao. It is armed with a Spark Shooter, a Flamethrower and thrusters that enable it to jump.


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Double Jump

The Shang Mu Tanks are equipped with thrusters underneath, enabling them the launch into the air twice in a row.

- Button -

  • Jump (x2)

The Shang Mu Tanks can spew sweeping flames that inflict high damage. The range of the flames grows shorter as it uses Energy.

- Button -

  • Special (Hold)
Spark Launcher

The Shang Mu Tanks can fire red sparks that move in an arc. There can only be 3 sparks onscreen at a time.

- Button -

  • Attack (Hold)


  • In this Stage, the Life Regenerator doesn't work for Carol & Milla on Casual & Easy Modes.
    • Only Lilac's Life Meter regenerates during this Stage and at the start of Battle Glacier, regardless of the Stage Difficulty.
  • In this Stage, Milla has 7 Life Petals, instead of 4.
  • A beta track exists for the Schmup Stage's Theme:


See Also