Gears of War Walkthrough

  ******************************                        *LOST PLANET: Extreme Condition*                         ******************************

*********************************Lost Planet Walkthrough and GuideFor Xbox 360Version 1.15 (7/25/07)Written by Brad Russell "TheGum" (email at bottom)*********************************

Version 1.0 - walkthrough and all the good stuff, doubt I will include the         targets for now. (1/18/07)Version 1.1 - added worm, easy list, and little stuff. (2/1/07)Version 1.15 - updated the contact info (7/25/07)

*****************Table of Contents*****************Use Ctrl + F and type in the code 

1. A Brief Foreword2. Controls/skills/tips                 con1233. Weapons/Vital Suits                  wea1234. Enemies                              ene1235. Walkthrough                          wal123

        Little Lost Soldiers            lls000        The Hive Nearby                 thn111        The Hive                        thv112        Pirates on Ice                  poi121        Pirate Hive                     phv122        Lost Level                      llv131        King of the Hill                koh141        The Climb Part Deux             cpd151        Urban Disturbance               urd161        Breaking the Surface            bts171        Dam Defenses                    dam172        Flies to the Fire               ftf181        To the Volcano Dome             tvd182        Raid the Volcano                rtv191        Just Passing Through            jpt1101        Into the Enemy Lair             iel1102        The Ascent                      tas1111

6. Boss Guide                           bos1237. Targets                              tar1238. Credits/Copyright/other

 ****************************************************************************** 1. A Brief Foreword                                                         * *****************************************************************************

Happy New Year, the first full year of the next generation of gaming. Lost Planet is one of the first big titles of the year. Here I am again to help those in need.

This guide is a walkthrough. I am here to get you through the game in one playon the normal setting. I don’t care for covering multiplayer because if you beat the game, then you should be able to frag noobs. I also will try to avoiddelving into the harder difficulties since I am not here for the highly skilledgamer; I myself will need help on Hard.

I feel a bit mild toward this game, but I am not here for me, I am here foryou. I know I got some valuable tips to share, so let’s get to it.

TheGum

PS - things don’t look good for the PS3, what a shame. I hope some good gamescome out quick.

 ****************************************************************************** 2. Controls/Skills/Tips con123                                              * *****************************************************************************

========CONTROLS========I add the controls because some people don’t have the books.

A - jumpB - action/meleeX - anchor (I call it a hook, sounds cooler)Y - change weaponLS - move (click to crawl)RS - aim (click to reload)D-Pad - zoom and lightLB - turnRB - turnLT - grenadeRT - fire gunStart - pauseBack - PDA (not useful at all, stupid time)

======SKILLS======Here are the tricks you can perform.

Press the left or right trigger while hooking to perform an attack with thatweapon.

Crouch and press jump to roll, though it ain’t much help.

You can run and shoot almost directly behind you.

That may be it.

====TIPS====My observations about gameplay.

*enemies all mostly just in the way, and killing them is usually optional, but        do so most of the time.*turn off the aim helper, found in the PDA.*make sure you reload single shot weapons like the rocket launcher, for some        very smart reason the weapons don’t reload automatically.*stay in motion when fighting, it is your only hope.*entering and exiting a VS will not damage either of you if you are under         fire.*be careful not to exit a mech when trying to pick up a weapon.*put weapons on mechs by putting the empty side over the gun.*

I’ll add more as I think of them.

 ****************************************************************************** 3. Weapons/Vital Suits    wea123                                            * *****************************************************************************

Not many weapons in this game, oh well.

=======WEAPONS=======

Machine Gun-----------Standard weapon, but good all the same. Should keep at all times.

Shotgun-------Of course this is the close range gun, but I only used it early on when theDongos were plentiful.

Rifle-----Long range weapon (press up or down on d-pad). Can give you head shots, butthis gun sucks when close. I prefer the long range of the machine gun tothis.

Rocket Launcher---------------Should almost always have in the second slot. Kills mechs in a hurry, and itdoes the same to Akrid. Just a cool gun.

Energy Gun----------Shoots homing balls of plasma. Use if you wish, but don’t forget to charge upsome shots.

Res says that a charged shot will knock a pilot out of a mech.

Plasma Gun----------Swap the machine gun for this puppy. This thing can take out everything in decent time, even VSs. Just slower to deliver all that damage, but good allthe same.

========GRENADES========

Hand----Basic type, nothing special. Keep these over the rest as there are just moreof them.

Disc----Really cool to use, but they aren’t that fast. And not many in the game.

Gum---They stick to things, and that’s it; take a while to blow up.

Plasma------Not as strong as the rest, but they freeze targets for a while. Not many ofthese either.

===========VITAL SUITS===========

So I can have something else, but also so you can try out the moves to see which suit you have.

PTX-140

A - HoverY - DashX - chainsaw thing

GTF-11

A - HoverY + LS - slide dash

GTF-13M (sled transformer)

Y - transformA - AcceleratorX - BrakeLB - Jump Boost in sled

GTB-22

A - double jumpY -vertical long jumpX - smoke screen

GAB-25M

(Tank)LT - cannonRT - drillX - drill dashY - transform(the weapons can’t be changed)

 ****************************************************************************** 4. Enemies ene123                                                           * *****************************************************************************

Yeah, there is one page in the book on enemies, but I will do better than that.Kill all big enemies by shooting at the red weak spots, where ever those are.

Bugs----They come from holes and don’t do much. They can jump at you, or toss littleblobs at you, and they attack by opening their flaps. I call them bugs becauseall they do is get in the way.

There are these red ones that show up toward the end of the game. They canblow you up, so kill them quickly.

Trilid------Or buggers. They are the pests of the sky. Not much damage either, but destroytheir holes as well.

Dongos------They attack by rolling into wheels and charging at you. Dodge or jump out ofthe way. Grenades and shotguns can kill them directly and when they are ingroups, but the weak spot is on their tails.

Chryatis--------Come in medium and large. Weak spots on legs and on the tail between their legs (yo!). You can just back away from these things and fire, and that tendsto buy you time. Either avoid the bigger ones, or quickly take out the tail oryou will take heavy damage. The big ones also have a ranged attack.

Hornets-------Only a few here and there. Same story, aim for the abdomen. They have a missileattack which is easy to avoid, but the eletrical charge is not.

Worms-----Aim for the weak spot before they launch their needles. 

Scorpions---------Tough these things are. Blow the tail before it can stab you for massive damageand the rest will be easy. 

Bomb Bags---------Big round things with feelers on the bottom. They blow up in your face, so killthem before they reach you; and they can be either slow or fast.

Snow Pirates/Soldiers---------------------Headshots count on all humans. No difference between the two types. They aren’tthat smart either, it takes ten to give them a chance.

Vital Suits-----------Not as tough when you have some rockets, or the plasma gun. Some can have the pilots shot to free the mech.

 ****************************************************************************** 5. Walkthrough wal123                                                       * *****************************************************************************

Be sure to comb over the stuff before this section, just in case.

You may run into little coins throughout the game, ignore them unless you wantto hunt them down. I have a few at the end of this guide, but I am of no helplater on, so you will be on your own. Just forget about it!

----------------TUTORIAL MISSION----------------

Little Lost Soldiers lls000********************

Follow your partner to the room and grapple to the catwalk by pressing the Xbutton when your crosshair is on the ledge. Continue, wait, and then you canhop down the hole to auto-hook, press X near the ground to let go. 

Kill the Dongo (stupid name) or let your mates do it, just take note of the bigred weak spot and the little red goo that falls out. That, as you read, is basically the timer and health of the game; so pick it up, but know that thesetiny puddles of the stuff are almost not worth it, almost. Keep following and kill the many Trilid that fly your way, but don’t worry about killing them all.Focus, instead, on the two holes they emerge from; and note that they get a darker red as you fire, that will happen for all weak spots on the Akrid. 

Press B to turn on the Data Post. Watch the scene, but don’t freak out, you will not fight this thing. Instead, follow the arrow on the posts and followa buddy up a ramp inside a building; ignore the Trilid along the way. And donot look out the side window for too long, or else you will miss the spot whereyou need to hook up. Keep going and follow your buddies to another post. Activate it and then jump into the first VS of the game. Follow the others tosafety.

NOT! Now, you fight him! No, not that either. All I can say is don’t die, whichI think is impossible since the fight ends as soon as the monster approaches you.

---------MISSION 1---------

The Hive Nearby thn111===============Go to the small VS and hop in. Round the corner and destroy the two holes, andbe keen to spot the little bugs in the snow. Don’t get out for the gun in thesnow, just walk up a bit until a Chryatis pops up. Uh, shoot the big red thingbetween his legs to kill him (that would be my weak spot too). Get out by thedoor, get the shotgun, and go in. Kill the bugs in here as you see fit; eitherrun and gun with your shotgun, or make things easy and kill everything from far away with your machine gun. Activate the post and grab enough ammo and grenades to be close to full. And don’t forget you have grenades, don’t be likeme. 

Come out and look to the left for a dig spot, get the rocket launcher and swipeit for the shotgun (be sure to switch back to the other gun, or you will forgetand shoot a rocket). Go toss a few grenades at the hole in the warehouse, andthen go inside until another Chryatis shows up. Just keep a sight on him and fire as you run back outside; he gets stuck, but this guy is not that tough onfoot, so don’t be scared. 

Head back inside and go to the other side, get the rockets in the closet, and then open the by shooting the barrels next to them. Okay, you can run outsideand kill all Dongos by shooting their tails or whatever, or you can just hookup to the data post behind them and leave them be; up to you. Turn the thing onand go where it points. Go up further and act as if you are going to jump off the cliff. This is so the big guy up ahead will do so instead. Up the path willbe another, but be patient and wait and see if the rocks will kill him (you have to get a bit close), and if they don’t then you just need to finish him off (some trap boulders where the other committed suicide). Keep on going, pickup the third rocket, and then just shoot your way into the cave, so don’t tryto kill all the pests.

The Hive thv112========Go into the open as I could not find away to the right. Shoot the holes onthe bridge, ignore the big gun, and turn on the post, up to you if you want that energy gun. I decided to let them all hit me since it does very little damage and they keep coming. So head up the bridge and then fall off where theledge is directly below, and go ahead and grab some goo from the red pods as you make your way to the next post. Go where it points, toward the hive, but have your rockets in hand as you cross the narrow bridge.

=================BOSS - Wheel Tank

I’ll call this guy the Wheel Tank - oh yes, that is a great name. Anyway, startby jumping into the nearest VS and then make sure you pick up some other weaponon your empty arm (you have to position the new gun on the side it will go to,or else it will replace the other gun). 

When he lands in the center, you should hover to his back side and be firing athis weak spot on the tail while in the air. You should fire as you land as well. He may turn, he may get stuck, he may follow you, whatever he does you need to keep firing at that spot. The best is when he sticks his claws into thewall because you get mucho time with the tail. Whenever he is turning towardyou, you should go to the air and get back behind him; if for nothing else, atleast fire as you are in the air.

Hopefully, he dies before he starts rolling up the walls. If he doesn’t, then you need to try your best to keep and eye on his movements, you need to stayaway from the center, and you need to be in the air as he rolls to the groundbehind you. Just do your best to avoid taking a direct strike and you will befine. If the worst happens and he gets you a lot, just hop into the other suitand finish the fight. 

Just be still as he attempts a last blow.==================

---------MISSION 2---------

Pirates on Ice poi121==============Go forward to the data post and just know that there are many weapons and ammoin the immediate area. When you venture into the open street be ready for a big onslaught of Dongos (I hate typing this word). Grenades and shotgun shellscan handle them all, you don’t even need to be anywhere close to accurate, justtoss and shoot like crazy. Turn on the post and continue onward. Get rid of thelone bug and keep on. The shotgun is good for Dongos because it stops theirroll, just dive out of the way yourself.

Watch for two more to roll down from the right rooftops as you go forward. Twomore pop up from the ground as you near another post, then get ready for a Chryatis when you reach the post; then yet another as you near the living door.Collect some goo to the next post, shoot as many of the buggers in the air, butdon’t leave the read square next to the door. Seams like part of the eye candy,but if you start shooting it, it will open and give you a nice surprise. Hopinto the mech and kill the Chryatis as you walk down the street; don’t hit thecars and junk, or else you will take a lot of damage. 

When you round the corner you will see humans fighting the Akrid. Sadly, they are the snow pirates and they will attack you. So you should kill the firstthree and then the Chryatis. Look to the right and take out the tower with yourmech’s machine guns. Go forward for another four-legged Akrid, take out the pirates behind him, turn to the left and bring down another tower, but throughall this, don’t get too caught up in hunting each one down; just shoot the onesin the way and go into the ruined building. Eject from the VS, take out the group of enemies, and then begin hooking your way up, but don’t forget the freeenergy in the post outside.

I don’t really know if there are other routes, but hook to a pointy cement thing sticking out of the snow, hook to a half floor, kill two guys you can seeabove you, hook to a floor that is by the window side of the building, hook tothe floor near the other side, then kill two more guys by the windows, and then get onto the bridge from there.

Kill the guys in the distance and turn on the post. Keep up, kill some guys inthe distance, but don’t miss the new mech to the right. It is a sled thing thatmay help you cross the gap; if you fall, you can not get out of the pit. Youdon’t need the thing, but you have to jump boost from one side of the brokenbridge to another. Either way, kill all the guys on the other side and keep ongoing; don’t let guys hide behind crates. Use the rifle near the post at theend to snipe out the remaining pirates (push up on the D-pad). Carefully cross the support to get to the end, and you get a choice when the mech showsup. You can fight him like a moron, or you can hook up to the wrecked train andenter the tunnel. No reward for killing it anyway.

NOTE: having the rifle and the machine gun is a good idea.

Pirate Hive phv122===========I don’t know the numbers of enemies, but all I know is that you have two options here as well. You can snipe enemies from afar, they usually come in pairs, and they are usually on both sides and in the center of the tunnel; thisoption takes a while, but you get time to activate a post. The other option isfor you to take the high road and just get to the exit. Or you can combine thetwo. Whatever you decide, you will end up in the enemy’s stronghold.

Grenades are key in this area, to quickly dispatch enemies. Now, you can runthrough and get to the end without any combat, but I advise at least clearing out some of the pulp. Start by tossing a grenade to the three in front of you,handle all the guys that fall as you move up, and then go to the left in the trenches. There are a bunch of fellas around these buildings, but you need therocket on the top of the big building. Get it and take out the two big turretsacross the way, then finish off the lone mech on the ground. That should be enough to clear a path, so do whatever you like, but just start making yourway to the big gate. Cross the trenches, take the right path, handle the falling men, run up the steps, and unless you are desperate for energy, justmake a dash for the red door across the bridge. There were two purple energyposts that you could have had, but you shouldn’t need them.

==========================BOSS - Mech 1 "The Jumper"

Battle starts with some minions, so get the mech in the snow to the left andgo to town on the mechs. When about one is dead the boss mech should show upin the center. Make sure the other mechs are dead first, then focus on the boss. 

Well, it is a mech. It jumps around and fires back at you. All I did was keepboth my gatling guns on it, stopped when it jumped high, and resumed when itlanded. I believe that the missiles it fires can be shot from the air as theyleave the launcher on its shoulder; so keep the crosshairs at that spot. Iwas able to kill it before my ammo ran out, but there is plenty around if youdo. And don’t worry about the men on the ground, they don’t cause much damage.Another mech if your’s breaks. Easier than the last fight.==========================

---------MISSION 3---------

Lost Level llv131==========Okay, this is a weird mission. I’ll tell you what I did. The first time, I tookthe the very most left side of the big field and I encountered nothing. I reached the end and simply followed the wall to the building. The second time,I took the right side of the field. I hugged the wall the whole way, but thisside was full of Trilid and constant lurking by the worm. But I still made itwith no real conflict. Regardless, I am shocked that you don’t even do anythinghere with the worm; I don’t even know if you can fight it.

Either way, you should get at least two data posts, the first one and maybe theone behind the worm when it pops up. 

Get onto one of the sled mechs when the mission starts. Don’t dilly around inthe first area, just grab a gun, get the post, and get on the mech. Go through the opening to the right and the worm will break your ride. I could getthe nearby energy post, so you should too. I don’t know about you, but I wouldgo to the far left side of the field and just make my slow way to the end; if you manage to find and get a mech to the field in one piece, use it. Whatever you do, you need to go to the windows near the run down building inthe corner. And that is it.

*******************************************************************************HIDDEN BOSS - The Frost Worm

Okay, can’t avoid his attack on your sled. After that, I’ll just offer what I know as of now.

The thing has a bunch of weak spots, six on the tail and head, but also it seems that there are a few that you can’t normally reach. The six (twelve inall) weak spots on both halves are your main focus. These spots take quite alot of bullets to pop, or a rocket. The upper ones are not hard to spot, butthe darn snow and constant movement of the worm will make the lower ones veryhard to hit; do your best and just try to hit the spots through the snow.

During the fight you need to be running around the monster, not only to seethe spots but also to avoid its lunge attack. The tail will only shoot slow bombs at you, so keep moving and these will miss. If you go too far from theworm it will blow some ice rocks at you, but these aren’t too bad. And tryto stay around the front area and in the valley area, just don’t pass the line of the dam or the worm will go away, possibly to be replaced by a newone.

All I did was shoot out the weak spots on the head and tail. This took a longtime, so be patient, and nothing you can do about the Trilid pestering you.Also, keep an eye on your heat; there are two posts around the front, and don’t let the ooze from the popped spots go to waste. Once the twelve zitsare popped, go pick up the rocket (to the right and in the snow of the postnear the walls) and shoot one into the worm’s mouth when it roars. It will roar when it pops up and you go back a bit, but not too far or it will launchice at you. 

I here that you only need to shoot a rocket into its mouth, but that did not work for me. Also, some have said that the vital suits will help too; I was too scared to go behind the walls to get one, in case the worm went away. Youare free to try both. Once one goes down (you can tell by it falling to the ground) another one will replace it. You only claim the achievement when youbeat the true boss. Don’t let the other one get you while you are running, justkeep an eye on it.

This achievement is tough, and the hardest fight in the game. Not required, soif you don’t want to fight, don’t.*******************************************************************************

============================BOSS - Mech 2 "The Pink One"

This mech is considerably tougher than the last, but with some luck you canwin the day in just as easy a fashion. Here is the key to victory: you needto be in the air as she fires a rocket. Tentatively, she goes: machine gun,laser, and then rocket, and then she jumps in the air. If jumping in the airall the time works best, then do it, but finding out when she fires a rocket and when she fires the laser will do you good. I can’t really say I know theperfect routine, but simply stay in the air and last as long as possible.

You should fire the machine gun at all times, whether you hit or not, at leastuse the ammo. Use the rockets only after she has landed, and only when you arecertain you will hit; you don’t have time to miss, but it won’t really be theend of the world. I could use up my rockets and a lot of bullets before losingmy mech, but there are more weapons on the ground for your mech. However, I would not advise getting anything unless you got a lot of health and will be able to use the weapon; so don’t get new stuff if your robot is about to blow.I don’t know what will happen for you, but I always lose my VS. If you had somerockets of your own, then you should use them. But even better is the big VSrocket launcher on the ground. If she has a small block of health left, onebig rocket will end the fight. To be honest, I can’t guarantee what will happenwhen you lose the mech. Your goal with the mech is to bring down her health asmuch as you can so that you don’t have to do much on foot.

NOTE: if there is another mech in the area, use it, I never had a chance to look.====================

---------MISSION 4---------

King of the Hill koh141================Blast away the two holes in front of you, then run up and take out the thirdon the left with a grenade. Come back for a gun on the ledge before proceeding.Round the corner and let the Dongo fall down, then you need to hook up to theleft and then shoot down the boulders above the fourth hole. Grab the gum grenades and stick one to the hole if it is not finished, then put two of thesesuckers on the next two holes (up high and on the wall). Turn on the post and grab the gun, then go into the hole in the ground; and just watch out for the bombs that drop in the area, so get in the hole quickly, but don’t miss the rocket in the corner.

Lots of bug holes in here, so stay on the line and take them all out before letting go, but dropping down is not too bad as they are pretty slow. Collectammo and energy then head out. This next part is no fun. There are a ton of guys around the room, and then there are two VS units waiting for you. And once you get in the room, two Dongos show up. I don’t know how the game makersthought this was a good idea, but make the best of it. I chose to kill the first mech who waits by the entrance, but you have to take out all visible pirates first. This wouldn’t be so hard if it weren’t for the smoke caused asthe mech fires at the wall. I think this is a glitch for many reasons, but whatever. Somehow manage to blow it up, whether with grenades, rockets, or by letting the other kill it for you as it tries to kill you, but whatever you do, just stay safe at one end of the little hallway. The coast is clear when you can see the other end again. Kill the other mech and more guys, butdo not pass the plane of the post. In other words, don’t go past the data postor you will alert the Akrid.

Turn on the post, hook up to the top of the crates, hook to the crane, and then jump as far as you can to the other side; no big deal if you miss, just hook up quickly and get out of here, leave the Akrid to the pirates. Drop outfrom the window after the big thing flies by. Take out the three pirates beforemoving on, then get onto the platform below. Hook up to where they were whenyou near the destroyed part of the track and just run up the path. Be ready totake out as many Trilid as you can when you near the door. 

Activate the post, grab the gun, and jump into the new mech. Apparently thisthing does not shoot and jump at the same time, so don’t try it. The series ofjumps here can be frustrating with all the beasts around. From the start, pressY and get to the next level where you can take out a bunch of Trilid. Then doanother boost jump to the next level, go around the barrels and double jump tothe next ledge, and then again to another close ledge. Shoot the containerson the next ledge and jump to it, then boost up again, then double jump acrossthe way to where you almost get out. Under the opening on top, position yourself so you can clear the boost jump out of this platforming nightmare.

Go toward the next post and get out. Get the post up, and then free the freshmech from the snow (I don’t know why I never tried digging, I always toss a grenade). Get to the incline in the corner and boost up to the boss.

=================BOSS - The Hornet

You want to attack this guy when he is still in the air. He will be still after moving to a new location and before he performs another attack. The set of missiles your VS brings will be the best during this time. And that ispretty much it as far as attack. I hope you remember the weak spot is red.

*NOTE: when he goes far away, you need to hide behind the big rock.

As for defense, you need to use the central rock pillar as your shield foreverything he throws at you. But this is especially hard when he is directlyabove you, so just take your licks. Stay on the move and try to last as longas possible. When the tail goes red, he becomes much faster and will not need much more to die. One rocket from the launcher on top of the pillar will killhim at this point. ==================

---------MISSION 5---------

The Climb Part Deux cpd151===================There are things from here to the top, so grab what you wish. Run to forwardand look up the slope so you can start firing at a bug hole between some of the ruins. Then hook up to the platform with the first data post, and thenget over to the next solid ground where should quickly duck for cover as someboulders will roll down. Destroy the hole and then look up to grapple up to getto the next level, and then take cover from another avalanche. Blow up anotherhole and look over the nearest gap to the next solid ground. Don’t hook tothe thing with the grenade on it and think you will be on top of that; use thejump you get coming up to throw yourself over the fixture and to the other platform. Immediately look up and watch for the rocks, hope they work for you,but hope they don’t come for you. More holes and some ammo, so finish up and head near the big gun and look to the next ledge from there. When you get up,hug the wall and take out the bugs, collect ammo, and then look above you onelast time to reach the top. No where to go but inside.

*NOTE: I say bring the energy gun this time.

Run out and begin laying into the mass of bugs, but you will notice a new one.These are mini hornets and they are worth paying special attention. Keep running until you near the VS and you see two worm things pop up. You should kill these quickly before they blow their tops. Then hop in the machine and start your ascent where you will run into more worms and hornets. Three wormsget the jump on you as you near the first hole. As you approach some spikes that hang overhead, three more worms will rull rocks at you, so avoid, and then two hornets fly in. Take out everything with double guns and move on, where you find more worms, hornets, and spikes at the same time. Enter the small tunnel and swap your old suit for a new one after you get the post up.

Go out and jump to the other rock ledge where the post is pointing. Pick upthe gun, energy, and then drop down all the holes until you reach a room witha big ice pillar in the center. No, boss, not yet. Go to both sides of the roomand fit your (should be) new VS with double chain guns and get all the heat youcan (just step on the pods). Open the living door and drop in on the party.

=============BOSS - Thorax 

This battle is very simple. You shoot the weak spots on both legs until eachare gone, then you blast the weak spot on the head. Don’t worry about what heis doing, there are two more fully equipped VSs in this room. You just keep both triggers pulled and the crosshair on the weakspots. I’m sure those tinyspikes on his body are for something, but don’t concern yourself. Both legswill regenerate, but you just keep firing away. This bug will fall after you get him on the ground about three times, and damage to the legs seem to counttoo, so you got this guy easy.

And be sure to hit the frozen corpse.=============

---------MISSION 6---------

Urban Disturbance urd161=================I’ll be honest, you can run to the end of this first part and be ready for theboss. You need to fire as you run, but you can’t stop and you got to ignore all the stuff. Just convert the first data post, run into the streets and don’tstop, kill a few pirates in your way, take a left and avoid getting stuck, tryto kill the rocket guy, go toward the end, ignore the mech and do your bestto get around it, run past everyone in the doorway, hook up to the burning trash, and then you are home free. The hooking part may be trouble, but by thenyou can probably stop to kill a few guys.

The alternative is to take each inch of the streets with some thought and skill. Ammo is low, there is a mech on top of something, there are plenty of goons to swarm you, and then there is a free mech before you reach the door.I’ll bet there is a VS somewhere in this city, but you could at the least runpast the final mech. Have fun either way.

After the scene, you are in a brand new mech. This thing is darn near perfect,but you have no enemies to test it on. Just use your boosters (Y) and reach theend quickly; just make sure you grab as much ammo as you find. 

================BOSS - Green Eye

Now you are fighting this guy. Despite the expectations set by the first partof the mission, this is the hardest boss of the game; mainly because it demands the most amount of skill from you. I will describe something that isvery easy for me, but you may need a few tries to get this down.

Green Eye has eight weak spots on both sides of his back. When those are gonehe will reveal four more on his head, and then those will lead to one big onein the same place. Sounds easy enough, but this guy brings ice missiles that must be avoided. And you need to find the central platform on the side of thecenter building. It is located on the side that Green Eye began from, and isnot that big. This platform is crucial because it is above ground and it is your best launching point for taking to the air. Also, you shouldn’t needany extra weapons.

Start by getting in some shots at the spots on the side that faces you, but then quickly jump and hover to the central platform as you take some more shotsat him. If you keep a constant steam of bullets, you should hit the ice missiles before they get you. Try to follow him for as long as you can (Y), buteventually he will either pull away, or you will get all four weak spots on hisinner side. Keep following around the center and hope he will flip directionsafter passing the platform. If he does not, then you need to hover to that sideand take out the weak spots by jumping fanatically to avoid the ice; stay in the corner or by the wall, he will back-ram you if you go behind him. 

However they fall, with those spots gone the next set will appear on his head.This is when he will go berserk and become much faster and much more fierce.He will sometimes crawl around the center, he will often ram into the wallsregardless if you are there, and his ice attack gets faster. You need to keep moving and it should be in the air. Just be as quick as you can before his attacks start to work. If you are quick enough, you may not realize whenthe big spot shows up. Once it does you need to go all out and send whateveryou have left at that point.

All that sounds simple, but you need to be able to move in the air, fire and beaccurate, know when to jump on the platform, and you must be in motion to avoid the ice. The ice is a killer for two reasons: it can put you in a cyclewhere you are hit and don’t get up for a while, and it covers your vision. You don’t get a second mech, and neither are you allowed to finish the fight on foot. If you are having trouble, just know that being airborne and not wasting much ammo are keys to a quick victory.=====================

---------MISSION 7---------

Breaking the Surface bts171====================First, activate the post. More options in this level too. I don’t know if thefour mechs HAVE to be stopped, but they are in your way. The immediate area at the start is full of VS units, men, as well as many guns. You could possibly kill all the enemies in this area with a little patience and a lot ofskill, as well as luck. Try at your own risk.

But I chose to try a different tactic. From the moment the mission starts, gobehind the walking mechs; don’t worry about being shot at, just run. You shouldbe behind the last one when it is near a raised platform and should turn aroundto meet you. Run around it, from its back, and then start shooting at the metalcontainer behind the platform (just like the one you found in the pirate city).Jump in the mech and start making progress toward the opening down the path.There is another container, a mech on a truck, a mech in the open, and anothermech toward the doorway at the end. In order to safely get to the end you needto destroy a couple of the mechs in your way, and that may mean going througha few more suits. The small ones won’t last long, but you should be able to cause havoc with the big one that has two rocket launchers. Don’t really worryabout the soldiers, unless you have to, and just make your way up the path until you can safely walk out. And I hope you realize that you should not goback to the first area with the trucks and platforms. Oh yes, and a couple ofsleds jump out of the doorway when you get near it.

Dam Defenses dam172============Yes, you were here before. Get the gun, turn on the post, and then head to where it points, but don’t miss the mech behind the ruined truck and the rocketin the snow. Swap your mech’s rockets for another gun and go forward to confront some worms and two Chryatis. Kill them, activate the post, and move along toward the dam. You will cross a bunch more worms, a couple more Chryatis, and then some mechs and soldiers as you near them. I would say justkill them all, it would be more fun that way, but you will run out of ammo andthere isn’t much along the path. I elected to jump and hover twice to make itto the entrance of the dam, behind some fences and the soldiers. When you land,jump out, run up the steps, and turn on the post, so long as you don’t take too much fire, then go inside.

Okay, save your rockets, no matter what happens here. Kill the first enemy and notice all the lasers in the area. The laser won’t kill you, but you will behunted down if you happen to pass through any. The guard bots will follow you,but the shield on their fronts will protect them and force you to wait for itto open; this is not good if you have more than two above you. 
The path I will lay out for you is very unorthodox, and you probably won’t pull it off on the first try. Go to the right and look over the side; you should see two guys below, but focus on the level above them that is the sameheight as you. Go to the wall that has the door you came from, get on the tinymound of snow, jump up and try to get on the railing, but be careful, and thenhook to the wall adjacent to you and use the extra jump to sling over to the walkway. Go ahead and lure the guard bots to you by going to the edge (for me,five were on me even though only three lasers touched me). Go back to where youhave three walls to fight them so you don’t fall off and be patient as you kill each one; I would run around like crazy. The coast should be clear and youneed to move along the dam to the other side by either falling through the opening near you, or just dropping over the empty edge. Two guys are below whenyou fall through the hole and more may shoot at you from the building across the way. Kill the two above and behind you only if you can see them. The nexthook is a bit tricky. It is on the center walkway that is open, and there isan obstruction in the middle. I got around it by aiming my hook at the side ofit that faces the water below, and I simply fell to the other side, but youmay need to use that extra jump (if you are confused, the obstruction is above the lowest level and in the center of the dam). From here, use just twowell aimed rockets to eliminate the turrets across the way, and then kill all the guys in your way as you hook up to the next level. You can get to the bigred wall and fall over to reach the doorway where two final soldiers wait.Grab the rocket, open the door with a grenade, blast away the door above you onthe wall (a laser scans the area), and hook up there. Turn on the post, destroythe containers for energy, grab some stuff, and get in the suit. All this wasprobably less complex than it seems; if you don’t pull it off, just fight yourway to the end. Have your rocket is hand as you enter the mech.

========================BOSS - Mech 3 "The Quad"

Not a fun fight, all you do is fire at him and nothing more, because you don’thave time to be creative. He has some notable attacks: he can ram you when hechanges to tank mode, he can always fall on top of you, and he has a bunch ofguard bots above him. Be out of the way and preferably on the raised areas when he turns to a tank, avoid being crushed, and go ahead and ignore the botsas they only get replaced. He tends to land on the raised areas when you arein a VS, but he will go for you when on foot.

As you enter the field, move forward and swap you rockets for a quicker gatlinggun. Then go back to the door and move up the way, just so you can get a clearshot as he enters. The gameplan is simple: pull the triggers and don’t let go.Stay in motion and hover around the arena at all times. Mainly, you want tododge his ram attack, but also stay near the raised areas so that the little bots don’t hit you much. That is pretty much it, but I noticed two things: possibly the bottom of this boss is a weak point, and I think that you can makehis missiles (or whatever those three things he shoots) blow up in his face. Both, I believe, cause a good bit of damage, but either way, you will do both if you are constantly shooting.

If you get on foot, all I can say is use your rockets and stay in motion.========================

---------MISSION 8---------

Flies to the Fire ftf181=================Begin with the usual clearing, and then hook up to the walkway. Aim above theyellow and black strip to get up to the next level. Grab the stuff up here, then come back to the post and cross the beam to get a big rocket launcher fromthe rocks. Use this to kill the scorpion below, but don’t be a tard and blowyourself up as you aim below. Drop down and grab the portable rockets beforemoving on, then come back and finish off the next scorpion with the rest of theammo in the big gun. Now move along the little road, but do not go to the toplevel unless you want to fight more scorpions. Just squeeze through the greencrates and toss some grenades toward the hole, then move under the door (clickthe LS).

Turn on the post and toss a single grenade at the dead center of the mass of bugs. When you go forward some more, two more scorpions appear and unless you want to dance with them, just keep chucking grenades at them to move on (andmore bugs show up behind you for some reason). Try to kill the next one thatjumps from the pit, then go to the left and start tossing more grenades tothe scorpions below. Hop down and jump into the new VS, then simply move forward. Oh, don’t miss a rocket on some crates before you get in. 

Use the vulcan and kill both hornets as you move out. Then follow the path toanother post, and then keep on. 

To the Volcano Dome tvd182===================Move along and go into the mad room. Keep firing randomly and only focus on thehornet when it shows up, then leave this room. Kill the hornet then peer overthe broken side of the bridge, let the wheel thing roll up to you and see if you can get him stuck in the lava room behind you. If not, then try to kill himand the three scorpions waiting on the wall across the way (hopefully they willjump into the lave, but finish them off). Get the post before going below, but get into the smaller mech behind you first. 

Drop down to the edge of the lava fall, and hover your way to the other side.Lots of stuff on this side, and yes you can fight all the aliens if you wish.Or you could hover your way forward to a fallen ramp that is below the mainhighway you need to get to. Hover over the two wheel tanks that try to run youover as you cross the area. Go under the road, between the supports holding itup, jump to the ramp, jump to the road, and then jump over all the junk in theway between you and the gate.

Don’t try to be sneaky, just kill the three bots here and grab more rocketsbefore jumping in your suit. Swap the shotgun for another gatling gun and thentake on both mechs that pick a fight; go for the one with rockets first. Thentake out four soldiers behind a concrete slab when you are under the bridge.Hop out and turn on the post, then jump in the nearby fallen mech. Use this guyto cross the gap to reach the opening where your the post is pointing. I know,lots of guys to kill, but you don’t need to. The hardest part is passing the drill tank in the way, and you may want to try to destroy this one. Whateveryou do, just try and get your mech down the hole in one piece. Blow up the bots and move along and up the path. 

If you don’t have your mech, then use your rockets on the two VSs up the way;shoot after they dash two times, or when they are close, but try to stay by thepost if you can. With or without a VS, kill them and jump into a new one nearwhere they were (also another rocket by the wall). Go into the next area and destroy the VS on the ground near you, the other will raise up and hopefullyremain still so you can destroy it easily. When they are gone, turn on the postand then make your way up to the door by taking the left wall, and grab the ammo you find. Go through to the boss.

========================BOSS - Mech 4 "The Tank"

Before you touch the ground, try to destroy the three small tanks on the groundfirst. Then jump to the ground, then up to the ledge on the right side that has some more vital suits. This ledge is your comfort zone, and leaving puts you at risk to the world, but don’t stay in one spot for too long. I am surethat aiming for the side is the best option, and the front is just a waste of ammo. Anything is good, so long as you are aiming at the legs. Rockets and thegrenades in the center are your best friend. Just stay in motion and jump fromthe floor to the ledge to avoid his attacks, but while he is in quad mode, youprobably want to go to the floor. 

Of course, more mechs to use, but if he is almost done for, just use your rockets to finish him off on foot if you must. =========================

---------MISSION 9---------

Raid the Volcano rtv191================Go forward and kill the guy in front and the guy behind you. Then kill two more, and toss two grenades under the nearby tower. This mob of soldiers will have to die, but how you do it is up to you. Aim for the heads, use what cover you can, and don’t forget grenades. Activate the post, collect some ammo, but make sure you bring the plasma gun with you (it’s purple). Follow the road to where there is a small chunk missing and you can see three VSs. Use the plasmagun to kill all three (they didn’t move for me), then drop down, blast away thetwo towers, and make your way up the rubble to the next post. Yes, you skippeda lot of complicated fighting by doing this.

Head inside and hope the VS is stuck in the pit as you destroy the bomb thingsin the air; I don’t think the plasma blows them up. Either fight or skip the mech and proceed onwards to the next room with more bombs and some guys. Justignore them and fall into the pit below to continue. Kill all you can in the next room so you can safely activate the post. You can work your way to thebottom and hop into a tank, or you can take a shortcut to a standard mech. Bothpaths lead to the same place, but I think taking the tank is a better choicesince it is a bit stronger. Just work your way down, and if you are on the wrong side of the river just us your hook on the wall. Use X to crush the rocks in the way.

Be sure to take out the dongos along the way, but be ready to jump and hover when you move up and a Wheel Tank pops up behind you. Those red bugs will cause a lot of damage, so jump around and kill the thing, then work on clearingthe path. Be ready for two more dongos as you go through, and then take out thetwo worms in the pit below. There are rockets where the worms were, and thenjump into the new mech and proceed (don’t forget to blow up all the containersfor heat). Bring the other gun and destroy all the worms in your way, and thentake a small opening in the wall (the rocks are if you have a tank). Jump upand start working on the red bugs, but don’t linger and go through the door.Kill everything in this room and then pass through the two doors on the other side (I don’t know where the top paths lead to). 

A wheeler will ambush you when you go in, but so long as you keep an eye onhim, you can dodge and shoot his tail with ease. Jump over the bridge thingand exterminate all the bugs waiting for you in the tunnels (don’t go throughthe door yet). Come back and get some energy, then hop into the tank that is hidden in the crate. Now go face the boss. 

================BOSS - Red Widow

This fight can get messy in a hurry. So work fast and keep your eye on the prize: her legs. In the tank mech (in walking mode) it will be hard to know exactly where you are aiming, and no, you can not change the camera. You aresupposed to aim for the two back legs. You do so by placing the back of the tank over where you think the legs are, because that is all you can do; thankfully, the weak spots on the legs are big. A few vulcan rounds and a cannon blast will take out one leg, then you must work on the other. Make sureyou are aiming at the back legs since this boss tends to twist around a lot.And once one leg is gone, you have to work quick on the next or the other willpop back up. 

When both legs are gone she will fall to the ground and let you have a whack at the weak spot on her head, so try to be in front of it when she falls (you should aim at the legs while under her head, so she should fall in front of you anyway). Unload on her cranium with all you got, and if you have troublehitting the spot just hover in the air for a bit. Do this about three times andyou will win; hopefully before a bunch of little bugs are on the ground, and before she starts getting into her big attacks, like webbing. All of this is done while you ignore the minions. Just make sure you are focused on the backlegs and this fight will be easy. Oh yes, other mechs in case you screw up, but those mechs are not as good as the tank. =================

----------MISSION 10----------

Just Passing Through jpt1101====================Start by getting the energy from the containers, then the rocket, and thenhop into the VS. Jump and hover your way to the path to the right. Run along the path and then climb the wall and then hop into the hole. Get some energyand the gatling gun, then fall into the next hole (yes, kill the hornet first).If you don’t know, I’m basically telling you to avoid all the enemies that were in your way; again, you can fight them if you feel a void in your soul.

Don’t dilly dally, note the big monster in the room and then take to the leftpath where a lone hornet is in the way. Go down and emerge near the really big Chryatis, but you don’t have to fight him. Just jump over the truck and head around the rubble and fall into the greenish building with those bomb things. At the bottom, refuel on heat, switch you mech if needed, and thenkeep on to the next post. Then drop into the hole.

=================BOSS - Akrid King

I don’t know what this thing is, but it is the last Akrid boss. Begin by firinga rocket at the top of one of the arms, the weak spot is at the very tip. When it retreats, hop out of your VS, shoot that little weak spot as you run to the hole the arm went into, follow the little tunnel, and then fire at the tip while it is outside the body, run back out when it goes in. Get back on your machine and do it again to the same arm. The tiny spots on the body arepoints where some Trilid emerge, so keeping those shut will help, but the spots will reform. You have to chase the arms into the tunnels two times apiecebefore they are gone. Before then, the arms tend to pound the ground three times to attack you; if you go as far to the corner from them, that arm willmiss, but the other arm can still hit you. It is best to hit the arms after the third hit while they lay on the ground, but then do your best to hit themin the air. When both are gone, you can focus on the body.

Keep the two holes closed as you can while the head is within the body. Thehead will pop up and launch little bullets into the air, and then it will readya huge blast. After that blast the head will be revealed from the mouth and let you briefly take a shot at the tip. Make sure you aim for the tip of thehead, or else you will do no damage. When its health is low, for some reason,it will begin to show its head more; so just finish it off. Through the fight,make sure you avoid the attacks by weaving around the field, and don’t let those ice bombs get you either. Lots of suits and lots of ammo, only problem isthe little energy you have coming into the battle, which makes this a timed fight. Go through the door when you win. =============

Into the Enemy Lair iel1102===================Go up the left path. Okay, if you want to get to the boss quickly, avoid allthe commotion in this room and head for the path right behind the purple postin the distance. Shoot the containers on the truck and jump over into the nextroom. Just fall down over the bridge into an area with many VSs. You want a drill tank, but first you should kill the enemies in here, and have fun withit because you have a bunch of mechs to chew through. Just save one fresh drill tank for the boss ahead and fall through the hole in the floor by thelights. 

*NOTE: you may want to bring about 3,000 or so units of energy with you to get through the fight, since I kinda made you blaze through the level. Get itfrom the mechs that you kill in the last room.

==============BOSS - Mech 5 "Bandero’s VS"

Well, I’d be lying if I said there was an easy, or not so obvious way to killthis guy. It comes down to you avoiding his missiles and his ram attack, thenpop him with some missiles of your own before he runs away. The drill mech hasa cannon that fires pretty fast, so it is a good choice. The best time to get him is after he rams from one side of the room to another, where he is stillfor a brief time. You can’t really chase him down, so just wait for him toshow himself. I found this fight a bit easier from the side of the room he came from, just because it was more open and he tends to stay around that area.Going into the pillars leaves you at risk from all sides, so get through therequickly. When he gets in close, just back away and get in some good hits, butI don’t think you can avoid all of the damage. 

There are a couple of spare suits in here, some containers of heat in the corners, and when you are on foot, rockets may be enough to finish the battle.Not a hard fight, just make sure you don’t waste much ammo and that you keep a read on where he is.==============

----------MISSION 11----------

The Ascent tas1111==========I can write this easy. As soon as the mission starts, press Y and don’t let gountil you are out. I’m serious. I didn’t fight anything, so you can just rise to the top and be ready to finish this game.

========================BOSS - Mech 6 "The King VS"

Final boss, you are almost done. Okay, I know there are a bunch of ways to kill this guy. I will give you the shortest and easiest way I found. For one,you need to know that pulling the right trigger when near him, and then lettinggo after a brief moment will unleash a very cool sword attack. That is the onlyattack I found useful, and it takes away a good bit of his health. Your gameplan for the fight is to stay with him, move to his side to avoid his guns,and then move in for an attack, rinse and repeat.

From the start, follow him around the sky as best you can. He tends to move alot during the early stages of the fight, so keep with him and don’t lose sight or he will get you. You want to get right next to him and unleash a slightly charged melee attack, and don’t worry if he moves as your suit willusually correct the aim and still hit him, or the attack is just that big. Eventually, he will call up a gun, and after a bit he will bring up another.This is when a direct attack is not good, so you will from then on have to moveto his sides and stay away from the front of the guns. These guns are the realenemy in this fight, so if you can avoid those you are good to go. All that isleft is the same "get close and strike" routine. I know he does some varied attacks and he will attack you when you get close, but early on you probablywon’t get hit once if you follow him. If you keep on his tail the whole duel,you should kill him with a bit of life left on you. May take a few tries, butyou will get him. And feel free to use the other attacks too.========================

Congrats! You beat the game in record time, now do it again and this time tryto fight that big worm in the snow.

 ****************************************************************************** 6. Boss Guide bos123                                                        * *****************************************************************************

This is for the people wanting only help with the bosses, nothing new here.All listed as they are fought.

=================BOSS - Wheel Tank

I’ll call this guy the Wheel Tank - oh yes, that is a great name. Anyway, startby jumping into the nearest VS and then make sure you pick up some other weaponon your empty arm (you have to position the new gun on the side it will go to,or else it will replace the other gun). 

When he lands in the center, you should hover to his back side and be firing athis weak spot on the tail while in the air. You should fire as you land as well. He may turn, he may get stuck, he may follow you, whatever he does you need to keep firing at that spot. The best is when he sticks his claws into thewall because you get mucho time with the tail. Whenever he is turning towardyou, you should go to the air and get back behind him; if for nothing else, atleast fire as you are in the air.

Hopefully, he dies before he starts rolling up the walls. If he doesn’t, then you need to try your best to keep and eye on his movements, you need to stayaway from the center, and you need to be in the air as he rolls to the groundbehind you. Just do your best to avoid taking a direct strike and you will befine. If the worst happens and he gets you a lot, just hop into the other suitand finish the fight. 

Just be still as he attempts a last blow.==================

==========================BOSS - Mech 1 "The Jumper"

Battle starts with some minions, so get the mech in the snow to the left andgo to town on the mechs. When about one is dead the boss mech should show upin the center. Make sure the other mechs are dead first, then focus on the boss. 

Well, it is a mech. It jumps around and fires back at you. All I did was keepboth my gatling guns on it, stopped when it jumped high, and resumed when itlanded. I believe that the missiles it fires can be shot from the air as theyleave the launcher on its shoulder; so keep the crosshairs at that spot. Iwas able to kill it before my ammo ran out, but there is plenty around if youdo. And don’t worry about the men on the ground, they don’t cause much damage.Another mech if your’s breaks. Easier than the last fight.==========================

============================BOSS - Mech 2 "The Pink One"

This mech is considerably tougher than the last, but with some luck you canwin the day in just as easy a fashion. Here is the key to victory: you needto be in the air as she fires a rocket. Tentatively, she goes: machine gun,laser, and then rocket, and then she jumps in the air. If jumping in the airall the time works best, then do it, but finding out when she fires a rocket and when she fires the laser will do you good. I can’t really say I know theperfect routine, but simply stay in the air and last as long as possible.

You should fire the machine gun at all times, whether you hit or not, at leastuse the ammo. Use the rockets only after she has landed, and only when you arecertain you will hit; you don’t have time to miss, but it won’t really be theend of the world. I could use up my rockets and a lot of bullets before losingmy mech, but there are more weapons on the ground for your mech. However, I would not advise getting anything unless you got a lot of health and will be able to use the weapon; so don’t get new stuff if your robot is about to blow.I don’t know what will happen for you, but I always lose my VS. If you had somerockets of your own, then you should use them. But even better is the big VSrocket launcher on the ground. If she has a small block of health left, onebig rocket will end the fight. To be honest, I can’t guarantee what will happenwhen you lose the mech. Your goal with the mech is to bring down her health asmuch as you can so that you don’t have to do much on foot.

NOTE: if there is another mech in the area, use it, I never had a chance to look.====================

=================BOSS - The Hornet

You want to attack this guy when he is still in the air. He will be still after moving to a new location and before he performs another attack. The set of missiles your VS brings will be the best during this time. And that ispretty much it as far as attack. I hope you remember the weak spot is red.

*NOTE: when he goes far away, you need to hide behind the big rock.

As for defense, you need to use the central rock pillar as your shield foreverything he throws at you. But this is especially hard when he is directlyabove you, so just take your licks. Stay on the move and try to last as longas possible. When the tail goes red, he becomes much faster and will not need much more to die. One rocket from the launcher on top of the pillar will killhim at this point. ==================

=============BOSS - Thorax 

This battle is very simple. You shoot the weak spots on both legs until eachare gone, then you blast the weak spot on the head. Don’t worry about what heis doing, there are two more fully equipped VSs in this room. You just keep both triggers pulled and the crosshair on the weakspots. I’m sure those tinyspikes on his body are for something, but don’t concern yourself. Both legswill regenerate, but you just keep firing away. This bug will fall after you get him on the ground about three times, and damage to the legs seem to counttoo, so you got this guy easy.

And be sure to hit the frozen corpse.=============

================BOSS - Green Eye

Now you are fighting this guy. Despite the expectations set by the first partof the mission, this is the hardest boss of the game; mainly because it demands the most amount of skill from you. I will describe something that isvery easy for me, but you may need a few tries to get this down.

Green Eye has eight weak spots on both sides of his back. When those are gonehe will reveal four more on his head, and then those will lead to one big onein the same place. Sounds easy enough, but this guy brings ice missiles that must be avoided. And you need to find the central platform on the side of thecenter building. It is located on the side that Green Eye began from, and isnot that big. This platform is crucial because it is above ground and it is your best launching point for taking to the air. Also, you shouldn’t needany extra weapons.

Start by getting in some shots at the spots on the side that faces you, but then quickly jump and hover to the central platform as you take some more shotsat him. If you keep a constant steam of bullets, you should hit the ice missiles before they get you. Try to follow him for as long as you can (Y), buteventually he will either pull away, or you will get all four weak spots on hisinner side. Keep following around the center and hope he will flip directionsafter passing the platform. If he does not, then you need to hover to that sideand take out the weak spots by jumping fanatically to avoid the ice; stay in the corner or by the wall, he will back-ram you if you go behind him. 

However they fall, with those spots gone the next set will appear on his head.This is when he will go berserk and become much faster and much more fierce.He will sometimes crawl around the center, he will often ram into the wallsregardless if you are there, and his ice attack gets faster. You need to keep moving and it should be in the air. Just be as quick as you can before his attacks start to work. If you are quick enough, you may not realize whenthe big spot shows up. Once it does you need to go all out and send whateveryou have left at that point.

All that sounds simple, but you need to be able to move in the air, fire and beaccurate, know when to jump on the platform, and you must be in motion to avoid the ice. The ice is a killer for two reasons: it can put you in a cyclewhere you are hit and don’t get up for a while, and it covers your vision. You don’t get a second mech, and neither are you allowed to finish the fight on foot. If you are having trouble, just know that being airborne and not wasting much ammo are keys to a quick victory.=====================

========================BOSS - Mech 3 "The Quad"

Not a fun fight, all you do is fire at him and nothing more, because you don’thave time to be creative. He has some notable attacks: he can ram you when hechanges to tank mode, he can always fall on top of you, and he has a bunch ofguard bots above him. Be out of the way and preferably on the raised areas when he turns to a tank, avoid being crushed, and go ahead and ignore the botsas they only get replaced. He tends to land on the raised areas when you arein a VS, but he will go for you when on foot.

As you enter the field, move forward and swap you rockets for a quicker gatlinggun. Then go back to the door and move up the way, just so you can get a clearshot as he enters. The gameplan is simple: pull the triggers and don’t let go.Stay in motion and hover around the arena at all times. Mainly, you want tododge his ram attack, but also stay near the raised areas so that the little bots don’t hit you much. That is pretty much it, but I noticed two things: possibly the bottom of this boss is a weak point, and I think that you can makehis missiles (or whatever those three things he shoots) blow up in his face. Both, I believe, cause a good bit of damage, but either way, you will do both if you are constantly shooting.

If you get on foot, all I can say is use your rockets and stay in motion.========================

========================BOSS - Mech 4 "The Tank"

Before you touch the ground, try to destroy the three small tanks on the groundfirst. Then jump to the ground, then up to the ledge on the right side that has some more vital suits. This ledge is your comfort zone, and leaving puts you at risk to the world, but don’t stay in one spot for too long. I am surethat aiming for the side is the best option, and the front is just a waste of ammo. Anything is good, so long as you are aiming at the legs. Rockets and thegrenades in the center are your best friend. Just stay in motion and jump fromthe floor to the ledge to avoid his attacks, but while he is in quad mode, youprobably want to go to the floor. 

Of course, more mechs to use, but if he is almost done for, just use your rockets to finish him off on foot if you must. =========================

================BOSS - Red Widow

This fight can get messy in a hurry. So work fast and keep your eye on the prize: her legs. In the tank mech (in walking mode) it will be hard to know exactly where you are aiming, and no, you can not change the camera. You aresupposed to aim for the two back legs. You do so by placing the back of the tank over where you think the legs are, because that is all you can do; thankfully, the weak spots on the legs are big. A few vulcan rounds and a cannon blast will take out one leg, then you must work on the other. Make sureyou are aiming at the back legs since this boss tends to twist around a lot.And once one leg is gone, you have to work quick on the next or the other willpop back up. 

When both legs are gone she will fall to the ground and let you have a whack at the weak spot on her head, so try to be in front of it when she falls (you should aim at the legs while under her head, so she should fall in front of you anyway). Unload on her cranium with all you got, and if you have troublehitting the spot just hover in the air for a bit. Do this about three times andyou will win; hopefully before a bunch of little bugs are on the ground, and before she starts getting into her big attacks, like webbing. All of this is done while you ignore the minions. Just make sure you are focused on the backlegs and this fight will be easy. Oh yes, other mechs in case you screw up, but those mechs are not as good as the tank. =================

=================BOSS - Akrid King

I don’t know what this thing is, but it is the last Akrid boss. Begin by firinga rocket at the top of one of the arms, the weak spot is at the very tip. When it retreats, hop out of your VS, shoot that little weak spot as you run to the hole the arm went into, follow the little tunnel, and then fire at the tip while it is outside the body, run back out when it goes in. Get back on your machine and do it again to the same arm. The tiny spots on the body arepoints where some Trilid emerge, so keeping those shut will help, but the spots will reform. You have to chase the arms into the tunnels two times apiecebefore they are gone. Before then, the arms tend to pound the ground three times to attack you; if you go as far to the corner from them, that arm willmiss, but the other arm can still hit you. It is best to hit the arms after the third hit while they lay on the ground, but then do your best to hit themin the air. When both are gone, you can focus on the body.

Keep the two holes closed as you can while the head is within the body. Thehead will pop up and launch little bullets into the air, and then it will readya huge blast. After that blast the head will be revealed from the mouth and let you briefly take a shot at the tip. Make sure you aim for the tip of thehead, or else you will do no damage. When its health is low, for some reason,it will begin to show its head more; so just finish it off. Through the fight,make sure you avoid the attacks by weaving around the field, and don’t let those ice bombs get you either. Lots of suits and lots of ammo, only problem isthe little energy you have coming into the battle, which makes this a timed fight. Go through the door when you win. =============

==============BOSS - Mech 5 "Bandero’s VS"

Well, I’d be lying if I said there was an easy, or not so obvious way to killthis guy. It comes down to you avoiding his missiles and his ram attack, thenpop him with some missiles of your own before he runs away. The drill mech hasa cannon that fires pretty fast, so it is a good choice. The best time to get him is after he rams from one side of the room to another, where he is stillfor a brief time. You can’t really chase him down, so just wait for him toshow himself. I found this fight a bit easier from the side of the room he came from, just because it was more open and he tends to stay around that area.Going into the pillars leaves you at risk from all sides, so get through therequickly. When he gets in close, just back away and get in some good hits, butI don’t think you can avoid all of the damage. 

There are a couple of spare suits in here, some containers of heat in the corners, and when you are on foot, rockets may be enough to finish the battle.Not a hard fight, just make sure you don’t waste much ammo and that you keep a read on where he is.==============

========================BOSS - Mech 6 "The King VS"

Final boss, you are almost done. Okay, I know there are a bunch of ways to kill this guy. I will give you the shortest and easiest way I found. For one,you need to know that pulling the right trigger when near him, and then lettinggo after a brief moment will unleash a very cool sword attack. That is the onlyattack I found useful, and it takes away a good bit of his health. Your gameplan for the fight is to stay with him, move to his side to avoid his guns,and then move in for an attack, rinse and repeat.

From the start, follow him around the sky as best you can. He tends to move alot during the early stages of the fight, so keep with him and don’t lose sight or he will get you. You want to get right next to him and unleash a slightly charged melee attack, and don’t worry if he moves as your suit willusually correct the aim and still hit him, or the attack is just that big. Eventually, he will call up a gun, and after a bit he will bring up another.This is when a direct attack is not good, so you will from then on have to moveto his sides and stay away from the front of the guns. These guns are the realenemy in this fight, so if you can avoid those you are good to go. All that isleft is the same "get close and strike" routine. I know he does some varied attacks and he will attack you when you get close, but early on you probablywon’t get hit once if you follow him. If you keep on his tail the whole duel,you should kill him with a bit of life left on you. May take a few tries, butyou will get him. And feel free to use the other attacks too.========================

Good job with the bosses Capcom, really are the best part of this game.

 ****************************************************************************** 7. Targets tar123                                                           * *****************************************************************************

These are the only ones I could find, and this probably isn’t half. I don’t really care for these kind of things, but I know someone does. Check back forupdates, I don’t have the official guide so work with me here.

And the targets are not in the guide because I don’t have them all.

There are different locations for each target on the different difficulties.

*************This is my list for the normal targets, incomplete.

Mission 1 EARTH

(A) Behind some containers before the empty warehouse.(R) inside the warehouse(H) under big bridge in hive

SparkyAK13 gave E and T(E) behind two gas tanks near the start and around the corner(T) by the waterfall in the hive

Mission 2 STORM(S) in window to the left of the first data postwindow opposite you when you are at top of ruined buildingin the first pit on the bridge, behind a barrier(M) on the rubble, seen from the end of the the center walkway in the tunnel(R) in two story building toward the end, behind some crates

Mission 3 

Mission 4

(E) in the corner of the area with the hole in the ground(E) in the corner of the pit as you leave the bug room(O) look down when you reach the post before the boss

Mission 5on the far side of ruinded building to the right(R) inside the top level of the same building(U) near the second mech in the cave

Mission 6

Mission 7(O) near the doorway after the laser bots

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===============================================================================!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS IS THE EASY LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!===============================================================================This list is from chods70 (confirmed with John Jam’s list). His text, not mine.

*** Level completion points ***

Mission 01 - 10ptsMission 02 - 10ptsMission 03 - 10ptsMission 04 - 10ptsMission 05 - 15ptsMission 06 - 15ptsMission 07 - 15ptsMission 08 - 20ptsMission 09 - 20ptsMission 10 - 20ptsMission 11 - 30pts

***Coin/Marker locations in the order in which they’re found through the map**

Level 1 - EARTH: 10ptsE) When you reach the first building the E is located on the left corner.A) The A is located just after the car park in the first building, to the right of the exit after the data post.R) Located in the left end room of the warehouse (the second building you enter).T) In the large cavern just before the boss room, T is located on the upper right platform in a little alcove, to the right of the bridge.H) Far rear right of the cavern right before crossing the slime bridge to the boss room, just further along from the data post.

Level 2 - STORM: 10ptsS) Pass under the huge arch just after the first open area, the S is located on the roof of a door entrance to the left.T) After passing through the snow tunnel go to the end of the road, the T is located under the overhang of the building at the end.O) Just before climbing up the destroyed building to the freeway you’ll see it clear as day above some rubble.R) After completing the highway section the R is located half way down the highway tunnel on the left side on a box.M) The M is found in the last section before the boss arena, in the stair alcove on the roof of the building with two missile turrets on it.

Level 3 - MIRAGE: 10ptsM) As you start the level, on the box facing you to your left.I) On the fence around the area in which you start, on the right side by the opening.R) On the steps to the building on the right, half way across the snow field.A) At the foot of the fencing next to the derelict hanger where you fight basil.G) On the wall of the citadel at the end of the field, half way down.E) Follow the edge of the ravine, the E is roughly 2/3 of the way to the citadel.

Level 4 - METEOR: 10ptsM) On the left ledge just after the first right turn in the level.E) On the ground to the right of the exit in the round room you drop into from above, beside the boxes.T) In the hall with the crane the T is located to the right behind the boxes.E) Just after leaving the crane room and you drop to the lower platform, the E is located against the wall.O) After climbing up the cliff edge and entering the building at the top, the O is located in the far left corner under the lift platform.R) Located in the corner of the map just after climbing up the building to the roof in the VS.

Level 5 - AURORA : 15ptsA) Located on the right side of the mountain side one floor up at the start of the level.U) Located on the left most area of the mountain side at the start of the level.R) At the top of the mountainside to the left of the path before entering the tunnel in the rock face.O) At the bottom of the spiral room in the corner beside the VS shotgun.R) At the top of the spiral room behind a boulder in the looped tunnel leading to the highest section.A) In the room of the blue column of ice take the right passage into the room, as you enter this room the A is on the floor to the left.

Level 6 - THUNDER: 15ptsH) Behind a section of rubble at the start of the level.U) Just as you pass under the first bridge there is an auto-turret to your left, it is located on the left section of this platform.T) At the foot of the second bridge, on the right side.N) Standing under the second bridge looking forwards where the VS appeared, high up in the building work.D) Just after entering the buildings you grapple up onto a ledge with a box on fire; it is located in this fire.R) When you enter the dome access tunnel in the VS, it’s located on the right side attached to lights just before the ramp at the end.E) Located at the very end up on the wall on a pipe in the darkness at the top of the afore mentioned ramp.

Level 7 - TORNADO: 15ptsT) Located on top of a storage container near the start of the levelO) On the rocky outcrop to the right side of the field just before the tunnel entrance.N) Just after passing through the first tunnel, behind one of the snow covered buildings.R) On the top of the wall beside the doorway out of the snow field.O) On the right side of the map on the ledges just after emerging from the entrance to the base.D) In one of the ditches on the lowest platform to the left of the base entrance.A) Above the large doors to the far side of the base entrance, on the rim of the door decoration.

Level 8 - VOLCANO: 20ptsV) On the second beam crossing your path at the start of the level.O) On the rafters in the main hall with the driller VS at the bottom.L) In the second small lava flow room by the exit wall on the right side.C) On the furthest road away from the entrance to the volcanic area.A) On the bridge with two large storage containers on it, on the left side of the lower box.N) Behind the final right pillar in the tunnel leading to the last section of the level, before dropping down.O) Located on the left side of a tube support beam, just before entering the levels final arena.

Level 9 - RAINBOW: 20ptsR) In the doorway of the container holding two VS’s in the first area.A) Sat on top of a box in the lava flow in the first area, at the top of the lava flow.I) After making your way down into the building, you’ll find it located on the top of a 2 stacked boxes opposite the driller VS.N) With the VS drill through the left blocked doorway, work your way down to the high ledge, the coin will be on the left side of the ledge.B) After dropping down the hole with the two spiky feelers, the B is beside the VS.O) Just after finding the B, take the narrow left path up into the room, the O is in the corner of this room beside the light.W) Just before the boss room you descend in a hall under a small footbridge, the W is behind the right side of this footbridge.

Level 10 - BLIZZARD: 20ptsB) Left hand door at the start of the level, after dropping down.L) As you drop down the nest hole at the base of the light shaft the L is at the end of the passage beside the fuel tank.I) Beside a search light underneath the raised ledge to the right.Z) On the ledge opposite the wall you jump across to advance in the level (admittedly not a good description.)Z) After killing the tentacle boss, enter the door behind it, the Z is located on top of a box in the tunnel.R) After dropping down into the VS storage room, there are a pile of cargo boxes near the exit door; it’s located on the far side corner.D) Under the red framework in the same area as the R.A) As you enter the next arena jump across to the right, past the largeclosed door, it’s on the corner of the floor near the data post.

Level 11 - STARDUST: 30ptsS) At the bottom of the pit.T) Directly above the S on the underside of the ledge.A) Above the round port hole you start the level at.R) By the door before going through the first ring floor.D) Just above the first ring floor.U) On the second level doorway.S) Above the second level doorway.T) Above the second floor ring, just above where the S is.
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*** Monster kill bonuses ***Info from chods70, not my advice, but I’ll add it anyway. His text, not mine.

Worm hunter - 50pts

On mission 03 you will encounter a massive worm attempting to kill you at every opportunity across the snow field, you can earn yourself the title of Worm hunter, if you defeat this massive foe, to defeat it you must destroy the T-Eng spots on both its left and right side, of the head, and of the tail.

It is important to pick up the T-Eng dropped from killing its heat spots to stay alive, also do not go to near to it when fighting the head end as it will at times, lurch forward and eat you.

Using a VS for this task is not possible as entering the field on one will almost always end up with the VS being completely destroyed the first time the worm appears.

Moth hunter - 50pts

The best mission for this is mission 05, using either the energy gun or the plasma rifle from a VS, climb as high as you can get and shoot it head on as many times as needed to bring it to the ground.

It’s useful to destroy the glowing pods at the rear of the moth to prevent it dropping its explosive spores.

You will know when it is dead as it will turn into black lava and smash to pieces in the ground near to you.**************************

MORE COMING SOON!! Help me out here guys. I need two lists, complete lists,of the target locations for the normal and hard difficulties. Locations change so make sure you play one difficulty.

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CREDITS

chods70 (Chris Hodder)- for the easy listRes - for energy gun tipJohn Jam - for confirming easy listSparkyAK13 - for E and T

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