Boss FAQ - Guide for Resident Evil 4
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RE4 Boss Faq Introduction I have played Resident Evil 4 for game cube through like 10 times so yeah, I know how to beat the bosses. I wont tell you how to beat them with those cheap infinite ammo weapons or how to do it with a rocket launcher, those are easy to do. I will however tell you how I beat them. Table of Contents El Lago (1-3) El Gigante (2-1) El Gigante 2 (2-3 right route) Bitores Mendez (2-3) Verdugo (4-1) Los Dos Gigantes (4-2) Salazar (4-4) U3 (5-3) Krauser (5-3) Saddler (Final Chapter) El Lago Although your being pulled around, you can still steer the boat a little. Start by steering around the two piles of junk and then wait for it to go under the water. See which side its coming from and steer in the opposite direction. When you get control of the boat again, start firing spears at it and dont stop till it goes under. Then repeat this strategy, being careful not to run into junk along the way. If you do get hit, press A (or B maybe, for me its always been A) rapidly because if you dont get to the boat in time, Leon becomes a meal for El Lago. El Gigante Here you fight a pissed giant (this strategy assumes you saved the dog in the beginning). Start by going to the log pile to your left and get the red herb and the Handgun ammo. Go to your right and pick up the yellow herb on the cart. Hopefully you have a green herb then combine them all in case you get hurt too bad. Then start firing at The Giant (El Gigante translated for all you none Spanish speakers) with the TMP or the handgun but dont stay in one place too long or youll get punched, squished, or squeezed. If you are picked up and squeezed, put your palm on the control stick and rotate it rapidly. As it is grabbing its wrist in pain, either run away and heal or take a few shots at it. Dont use the rifle!!! You will be sure to get hurt bad. Soon the dog comes in and will occasionally distract it giving you some free shots at it. Try and keep it away from the shacks to keep the items inside it. Dont go inside the shacks during the fight or Youll get crushed and greatly damaged. Just doing this and soon enough the growth will pop out of its back. Run up to it and press A to climb up and then rapidly press the button on the screen. If you press the wrong button, youll get grabbed and thrown down, big pain for Leon. After 3 (or 4 if you really stink at fast button pushing) itll go down. El Gigante 2 Now you have the stupid presidents daughter with you so youre in more trouble than last time. Look at where Ashley is pointing to see a Boulder that you can shoot down. Wait for the monster to approach and then shoot down to boulder. It should hit El Gigante and damage it as well as make it stumble backwards a bit. In this period you should either shoot it or blast the chains on the door behind you and go to the next part of this battlefield. If you want to keep the items in the shacks then dont go here and kill it in the corridor. If not, go into that area and lead El Gigante into smashing the second shack or just go in, grab the old key and run for your pathetic life, coward. Another boulder is in this area too so if you want you can use that too. If youre a little chicken and you are running then go blast the chains on the next door and kick it down. Run to the door, use the Old Key and get outta there. Otherwise keep shooting it until it kneels down in pain. Command Ashley to wait or she will follow you under the giant and be in real danger. Keep this strategy up and soon it will go down. Be sure to dodge the falling giant or you will have to do this all over again. Bitores Mendez If you do have a rocket launcher, wait until you snap him in half to use it. Otherwise, you just split him in half and you have to fight the harder part without your launcher. If you dont have one, back up and go to your right a bit and wait for him to get fairly close and then shoot the red barrel in front of you. If you are far enough away, you wont get hurt but he sure will. Use this time to go to the other side of the room and prepare for a fight. Shoot his exposed spinal cord with your handgun or TMP, save the shotgun for later. When he finally splits in half, turn around and climb the ladder to the top level. Go to your left and collect the hand grenade and red herb. If he is close to you blast him with the shotgun and run around to the other side of the platform. On that side get the yellow herb and green herb and combine the 3 herbs. Keep shooting Mendez and running if he gets too close. Eventually he will go down. Verdugo Salazar is mad at you and sent his right hand to kill you. You will notice L2 tanks around, they will help you a lot. Go to the farthest room while dodging Verdugos attacks with the dodge buttons and turn on the power switch. You can wait for Verdugo to come down by running around and dodging the attacks or go to the closed shutter and try to open it. Verdugo drops down on the path to the L2 tank. Run past it and doge its attack and knock over the L2 tank. Now damage down to it is tripled. Either kick it and shoot it or just shoot it, a magnum or shotgun works best. I personally prefer the striker shotgun. Once a certain amount of damage is done to it, it breaks out of the ice and will attack you again run out the time for the the shutter to open then run out of there. Go to the next tank in the Hallway and repeat. Another tank lies in a room a little beyond that point ( I think it is to your right) and wait for Verdugo to come into the room. When it is close enough knock over the tank and blast it. Run some more to the room where the arrows are pointing and again wait for it to break into the room then knock over the final tank. Blast it again. If it still wont die either run away until the elevator arrives or just shoot it and throw grenades. Eventually it will die and you will get the Crown Jewel. Los Dos Gigantes First, collect the items around the room and then walk towards the big gated door to make two El Gigantes appear. Run towards the ladder and climb it. Wait till one monster shakes the platform to slide down. Operate the control at the drop off point and have fall in. You can get its money later, dont worry. Stay away from the lava pit until it closes up or you will get dragged to your fiery death, but also make sure you steer clear of the living Gigante. Once it does close up, run towards the ladder and climb it. Wait until the Gigante shakes it and slide down. Either shoot it with your rifle, handgun, or TMP, the shotgun will do little damage. When it gets too close for comfort run away and repeat this strategy. Press the dodge buttons when it charges and you and you should get out alive. Collect its money and exit the way you came. Return to that area to see the dead monsters 15 grand. Continue on. Salazar Thanks to a friend of mine for telling me this little secret. When the battle starts, run over to the ladder on your right and collect the shotgun shells return to the ladder area, Salazar cannot hurt you hear with his chomp attack but the tentacle can. Now shoot the tentacle nearest you until it withdraws. Now shoot the eye on the monsters face until it reveals Salazar. Now either snipe him or shoot him with your TMP or handgun. If you have a magnum, use that for sure, but make sure you are in no danger and have a clear shot. Once the cocoon closes up, the tentacle you shot should reappear and just repeat this strategy. If you run low on ammo, run around and collect the items on the ground but beware of the plaga on the ground. Sooner or later Salazar will go down. Now collect your 50 grand and move on towards the island. U3 If you have a magnum, this battle is cake and pie. Run to the nearest gate and open then close it with you inside and it outside. Now shoot in between the pincers and it should die soon enough. If you have no magnum ammo or dont have one, shoot it with the shotgun until it breaks through. Run back a bit and shoot the red barrel to damage it greatly. Now run back and gate it in and you out. Shoot it again and again. If that fails, just repeat the strategy again excluding the barrel cause its long gone. Krauser This guy isnt hard if you know the secret. Shoot his knees until he drops down and then hit him with our knife. Run away and repeat, he should go down easily. If you want to go with just guns, shoot him with a TMP, magnum, or shotgun when he is on his knees. Make sure you have enough time to escape and youre done with your old comrade. Saddler This is a fun little battle but dont play too long. When you see one of his leg eyeballs exposed, shoot it with your shotgun until he cringes over and his head eyeball is exposed. Shoot it with your shotgun or go up to it and climb on top and watch Leon stab the eyeball with his knife. Repeat this strategy until Ada tosses you the special rocket launcher. Go get it and hit Saddler with some bars until the eyeball is exposed again. Now equip the launcher and shoot him, he will die (that sucker).