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================================================================== O N I F A Q v 0 . 8 ================================================================== Oni Faq v0.8 for the PC (Windows Format) Written By Martin Gaston (RugbyMart@Lineone.net) Unpublished work Copyright 2001 Martin Gaston This FAQ is for private and personal use only. It can only be reproduced electronically, and if placed on a web page or site, may be altered as long as this disclaimer and the above copyright notice appears in full. This FAQ is NOT to be used for profitable/promotional purposes; this includes being used by publishers of magazines, guides, books, etc. or being incorporated into magazines, etc. in ANY way. This Oni FAQ was written and is owned by me, Martin Gaston (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note: Can someone who owns the Playstation 2 version of Oni please check out the help section (the very bottom of this document). ------------------------------- TABLE OF CONTENTS ------------------------------- I. Introduction 1. Revision History 2. Why I Wrote This FAQ II. What Is Oni? III. Controls IV. Moves V. Weapons VI. Items VII. In Game Info 1. HUD Info 2. Fighting Flashes VIII. Frequently Asked Questions IX. Walkthrough 1. TCTF Training 2. Syndicate Warehouse 3. Manufacturing Plant 4. Bio-Research Lab 5. Airport Assault 6. Airport Cargo Hangers 7. TCTF Regional HQ 8. Atmospheric Conversion Center (exterior) 9. Atmospheric Conversion Center (interior) 10. Regional State Building 11. Rooftops 12. Dr. Hasagawa's Lab (more coming soon!) X. Cheats XI. Web Links XII. Help! Note: I know that the walkthrough section isn't completed yet, but if you are having serious problems with a level that ISN'T covered yet, then e-mail me at RugbyMart@Lineone.net and I'll do my best to help you out. ------------------- I. Introduction ------------------- ----------------------- 1. Revision History ----------------------- Current Revision VERSION 0.8 Fixed a whole load of errors, Added 4 more levels to the walkthrough and added more info about Hex editing in the cheats section. (13th Febuary 2001) Previos Revisions VERSION 0.6 (12/02/01) / VERSION 0.1 (09/02/01) --------------------------- 2. Why I Wrote This FAQ --------------------------- I'm an anime fan, and when I first heard of Oni I was pretty excited to say the least. The concept of the game was fantastic, beating up people with martial arts move sounded much more exciting than any third-person game that came before it. When I got Oni, my impressions were justified. Oni was a fantastic game, the gameplay was great and the characters beautifully animated. I quite liked the story as well, but it was a little predictable. The game did have some minor problems, but the fantastic fighting action made up for the errors that the developers made. I've been wanting to write an FAQ for some time now, and Oni was the perfect opportunity to get started. And because it's my first ever FAQ, I don't expect it to be perfect. If you find a crippling error the please e-mail me at RugbyMart@Lineone.net and i'll correct it as soon as I can. Also, if you like my FAQ then please E-Mail me as well so I know i'm doing a good job which will inspire me to write more FAQ's and that's a good thing, isn't it? ------------------- II. What Is Oni? ------------------- Oni is a third person action game developed from Bungie and Gathering Of Developers (GOD), that mixes elements of Beat 'Em Ups, Shoot 'Em Ups and Adventure games. Ever wanted to unload a clip of bullets into your enemy and then run up to him and steal his gun? You can in Oni. Ever wanted to unleash a lethal barrage of punches and kicks onto 3 people at once? You can also this in Oni. It breathes new life into the Third Person genre after it was saturated to bursting poing by Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series. You play Konoko, a young woman who's strength, speed and vitality is greater than the normal human. She doesn't know anything about herself because her whole life is a mystery. Konoko works for the TCTF, a band of elite police who put an end to crime. The world is run by the World Coalition Government and the wastelands outside the huge megacities is barren and poisonous to all life. And if that wasn't enough, a large underground group of terrorists called The Syndicate have world domination in their eyes. --------------- III. Controls --------------- The Controls in Oni take a little bit of getting used to, but once you've got them you'll be throwing people over your shoulder and snapping their necks in no time. Default Controls W = Run Forward S = Run Backwards A = Sidestep Left D = Sidestep Right Q = Toggle Weapon/Pick Up Items E = Drop Weapon SPACE = Jump Left Click = Punch/Fire Weapon Right Click = Kick SHIFT = crouch capslock = Toggle Walk CTRL = Action Tab = Hypo R = Reload Weapon It's not that hard to change the controls in Oni, but you've got to know what you are doing. Go into the directory that you installed Oni in (e.g C:\Games\Oni) and open up the key_config.txt file. You can then re-bind all of the keys to a new one. ------------ IV. Moves ------------ Konoko can do more than just kick and punch. She's got special moves for every type of situation. Escape Moves Press CROUCH + any DIRECTION. These moves are great for dodging oncoming attacks, and they can also set you up in a good position to retaliate. Jump Flip JUMP, then press CROUCH while in mid-air Besides looking really cool, the jump flip lets Konoko reach higher areas that her normal jump would. She can also attack enemies with this move too! Slide DOUBLE TAP FORWARD to dash, then press CROUCH This move is good for dodging laser beams easily and can also be used to hit someone in the legs or while they're on the floor. Throws press FORWARD + JUMP or KICK Throws are pretty easy to pull off, and do a large amount of damage. They also are unblockable by the enemy, but you have to be standing right next to them for the move to connect. And If you are close enough to throw an enemy, he's close enough to throw you. Running Throws press KICK when running This move is just like a normal throw, but you have to run into your opponent first. This move is great for throwing opponents of ledges and building (which kills them instantly) but make sure that Konoko doesn't end up falling to her death as well! Sledgehammer Heel PUNCH, PUNCH, KICK This move can be tricky to pull off, but if you can get it right it does a huge amount of damage. The last move does the most damage, but it can often get blocked by opponents. Block stand in a neutral position (not pressing any buttons) Oni's not all about attacking, sometimes you have to defend yourself to conserve you health. It's very easy to do, but can take some practice to master. Disarm press FORWARD + PUNCH Konoko will snatch the gun of the opponent if you use this move, which means you can easily get the upper hand during a fight. Backbreaker from behind an enemy press FORWARD + KICK This is an absolutely devastating move, and kills the weaker opponents of the game instantly. Triple Hit Haymaker PUNCH, PUNCH, PUNCH A fast and quite powerful attack, and ever so simple to pull off. Good to use when surrounded, as the final punch knock the enemy to the floor. Spinning Sidekick KICK, KICK, KICK This is slower but more powerful than the Triple Hit Haymaker move, and it's just as easy to pull of as well. If you're sure that the opponents won't counter attack, then use this move. Willow Kick BACKWARDS, then FORWARD + KICK Konoko delivers one extremely powerful kick to her opponents groin with this move, which leaves them stunned for a couple of seconds so you can set up another move. The Willow Kick can sometimes be tricky to pull off, but it's worth it. Crescent Moon Kick Kick, Kick, then FORWARD + KICK This is one of the hardest moves in the game, and not really all that useful once you get some better moves. This is a 3-hit combo, and looks pretty flash as well. Devil Spin Kick CROUCH. The LET OFF CROUCH and hit KICK. Running Lariat when RUNNING, press PUNCH This is just like the Running Throw move, but you press punch instead of kick to do it. It's quick and deadly, and one of my favourite moves. Rising Fury Punch CROUCH. Then LET OFF CROUCH and hit PUNCH Like the devil spin kick, this move is tricky to pull off. Konoko unleashes a powerful punch that will hit opponents on the way up and on the way down. Twister Kick press LEFT/RIGHT then FORWARD + KICK When unleashing this move, Konoko sidesteps away from on opponent an the spins her legs around in the air. Useful for attacking multiple enemies at once. Stepping Disarm press FORWARD + KICK while standing next to an opponent. Sure, the disarm is a cool looking move. But what if you could kick your opponent in the face while doing that? Yes, that's the stepping disarm move for you. -------------- V. Weapons -------------- Konoko has many high-tech weapons at her disposal that she can obtain throughout the course of the game. You should always keep in mind that every weapon has a weakness and that Konoko can only hold one weapon at a time. Campbell Equalizer Mk4 Ammunition Type = Ballistic Ammo Magazine Capacity = 10 rounds Fire Rate = 5 rounds per second A simple gun that's good enough for killing. It's got a high recoil, so you've got to be careful with your aim. I recommend discarding it for one of the more advanced weapons as soon as you get a chance. Hughes Black Adder SMG Ammunition Type = Ballistic Ammo Magazine Capacity = 30 Rounds Fire Rate = 12 rounds per second This machine gun is great at close range, but once the enemy is more than 6 meters away it's only good for suppression fire. A good dirty tactic is to knock an enemy to the ground and start firing. SML3 Plasma Rifle Ammunition Type = Energy Cells Magazine Capacity = 10 rounds Fire Rate = 1.1 rounds per second The Plasma Rifle is ever so easy to dodge if someone's firing it at you. Simply dodge left and right a lot and you'll be fine. If you've got the gun, it's quite a good weapon to have. Fire off a stream of these as an enemy approaches you, and then finish him/her off with some throws. Phase Stream Projector Ammunition Type = Energy Cells Magazine Capacity = 300 Units Fire Rate = Continuous There's no crosshair to aim on this weapon, so you have to direct the beam to your opponent's body. It fires a continuous beam of energy that can stagger or topple enemies with ease. SBG Man-Portable Mortar Ammunition Type = Ballistic Ammo Magazine Capacity = 4 Rounds Fire Rate = 1 round per 2 seconds This gun is referred to as the Superball Gun by it's users, as Scatter-pack Ballistic Grenade Man-Portable Mortar is a bit of a mouthful. Basically, it's your very own rocket launcher. Fire normally for default scatter pattern or Hold the trigger when firing to bounce shots, then release to detonate. Van de Graaf (VDG) Pistol Ammunition Type = Energy Cells Magazine Capacity = 5 Rounds Fire Rate = 1 round per 3.1 seconds The Van de Graad is an extremely powerful stun gun. Each shot is high voltage and low amperage so it causes minimal physical harm to the attacker. When fired, the enemy grabs his head and is stunned for a few seconds, making it the perfect weapon if you want the upper hand in physical combat. Scram Cannon Ammunition Type = Ballistic Ammo Magazine Capacity = 5 Rounds Fire Rate = 1 Swarm per 2.5 seconds The Scram Cannon fires swarms of homing missiles at the enemy. It's Useless at close range, but great if the missiles are given some time to home in on their targets. Mercury Bow Ammunition Type = Ballistic Ammo Magazine Capacity = 2 Rounds Fire Rate = 1 round per 5 seconds Oooh baby! This is my preferred weapon of the game. The Mercury Bow works by firing a compressed silver of frozen mercury at the opponent. It's got the strength to knock just about anyone down in 1 hit. It's great for thinning down packs of enemies that come running towards you. Screamer Cannon Ammunition Type = Energy Cells Magazine Capacity = 6 Rounds Fire Rate = 1 round per 10 seconds This weapon fires capsules that release a mysterious entity known as a Screaming Cell. These creatures don't seem to exist in the same plane as Earth, but are drawn to life and feed off it. Konoko is immune to the Screaming Cell at first, but it eventually turns on you after it's released. Wave Motion Cannon Ammunition Type = Unknown Magazine Capacity = Unknown Fire Rate = Unknown This weapon is normally vehicle mounted and it would require superhuman strength to lift or fire! Luckily, Konoko has superhuman strength and she can blast away with the meaty gun. It's extremely heavy, so she can only walk very slowly with it equipped which leaves her vulnerable to attack. Only found at two points in the game, this weapon is good but rare. ----------- VI. Items ----------- Guns need bullets. Konoko needs health. Enemies need to be killed. Fortunately, the items in Oni cover all of these needs. Ballistic Ammo Co-ordinating the arms of mercenary and corporate forces during the Great Uprising had WCG researchers scrambling to solve their logistical problems. Their solution was modular, generic casings and projectiles loaded with mission-specific ordnance payloads. "Blank bullets" allowed modular components to adapt and reload any ballistic weapon on the battlefield. What that means is you can use Ballistic ammo for multiple weapons, e.g the Black Adder SMG and the Mercury Bow Energy Cell Governments and markets welcomed the emergence of the World Coalition Government, or were crushed beneath it. As hostilities subsided the WCG began to standardize "fundamental technical elements" across all market regions. The ubiquitous Energy Cell has replaced all other portable power sources. This means weapons too. The more electrical weapons use this as a source of ammunition, such as the VDG Pistol and the Plasma rifle. Hypo Sprays Hypo Sprays deliver stimulants, analgesics and active neuro-biological reinforcing elements through a sub-dermal injector. The solution takes time to act on the body; further shocks while it is active reduce the hypo's maximum healing potential. Even a few hits will cancel the effect altogether, so don't try using them in the middle of a fight if you can help it. Multiple Hypos can be activated at once to extend the maximum healing range. Because Konoko is 'different' to the average human, she can take her health over the maximum limit and go into 'overpower' mode. Her speed and strength are increased for a short time when like this. Phase Cloak The Phase cloak agitates the user's molecules out of the visible light spectrum. The effect only lasts for 30 seconds; any longer and the user might suffer irreversible cellular damage. A weakness of the cloaking effect is that the wearer becomes visible for a moment during physical contact with non-phased bodies. Another point of consideration is that you still make sounds, so be sure to sneak around. Force Field The Force Shield surrounds the body of the wearer and absorbs the impact of any projectile that strikes it. The shield can only absorb a limited amount of punishment before it collapses; as it grows weaker its intensity fades. And melee (punches and kicks) don't get blocked by the field. -------------------------- VII. In Game Information -------------------------- --------------- 1. HUD Info --------------- The HUD (Heads Up Display) in Oni consists of 2 circles in the bottom of the screen. The circle on the left deals with Ammo and Compass data and the circle on the right is about your health and force field. The left circle had a ballistic ammo and energy cell display on it's outer ring. If you look closly at it, the ballistic ammo is shown in the top half and the energy cells are shown in the bottom half. As you can only carry 5 of each ammo souce at one, there are only 10 slots on the display. The inside ring shows you how many shots are left in your gun. This section depends on the weapon you've got equipped, if you've got the mercury bow then it'll only have two sections to it, but if you've got a Submachine Gun it'll have 30. Finally, the middle ring contains the compass data. In the game there will usually be a small yellow line that moves around when you run. When the line is at the north of the display, you are running in the right direction. The ring grows bigger as you get nearer to your objective. There's also a small circle that might sometimes have an arrow pointing up or down, depending on where you are in the level. If it's pointing up then your objective is on a level above you, and if it's pointing down your objective is on a level below you. For health matters, you have to look at the right circle in the bottom right of your screen. Firstly, the middle ring of this circle contains your health. It starts off as a nice long green bar but as you take damage it goes from green to yellow to red. If your health gets into the red area, you're going to need a hypo and the bottom-left part of the outer ring will show you how many hypo's you've got. You can carry a maximum of 6 hypo's. The right part of the outer ring contains your force field's energy, if you have one on you. The longer the bar is, the more energy you have. the center part of the circle can also contain special information regarding the mission e.g a timer or some keys. ------------------- 2. Fighting Flashes ------------------- I've played many third-person games before, and Oni's flashes are one of the best features i've seen in a very long time. When you are fighting enemies, you might notice some flashes appear on the screen (you can't really miss them). Far from being a pretty effect, they serve a useful purpose to the actual game. When you attack an enemy, a green flash should initally appear on the screen. This means that the hit connected and you damaged him. It also means that he's still got most of his health remaining and your going to have to hit him a lot more to kill him. Throughout the fight, the flashes should gradually turn yellow in colour and then red. When the flashes are red, it means the opponent is almost dead. When you manage to vanquish an opponent, red dots will rise from the flash to inform you that the enemy isn't getting back up again. As well as the damage flashes, there are also one's to inform that the opponent's blocked your attack. If you see a blue flash, it means your attack failed and the enemy didn't take any damage. --------------------------------- VIII. Frequently Asked Questions --------------------------------- Q: How do I change my controls? A: It's not that hard to change the controls in Oni, but you've got to know what you are doing. Go into the directory that you installed Oni in (e.g C:\Games\Oni) and open up the key_config.txt file. You can then re-bind all of the keys to a new one. Q: How do I take screenshots? A: Oni is set up to take screenshots whenever you press the F13 (Print Screen) key. However, this key doesn't work on many computers. Instead, load up the key_config.txt file and change the line that says "bind fkey13 to screenshot) and change it to another key (e.g "bind fkey12 to screenshot). Q: How do I view screenshots? A: Oni saves a screenshot you've taken in it's installed directory (e.g C:\Games\Oni) as a file called screen_shotxxx (xxx is the number of screenshot's you've taken e.g 000, 001, 002 etc). Simply open up the file in a paint program to view it. Q: I can't get past section xxx? A: Check the walkthrough section to find out how to complete the game. Q: Why can't I pull off all the moves? A: Some of the moves arn't given to you at the beggining of the game, and Konoko learns them throughout the course of her adventure. Usually you are given a new move at the begginning of every level. Q: What are the cheats in Oni? How can I access them? A: The cheats in Oni are easy to get to once you've set them up. Either complete the game or change some files. Check the cheats section for details. Q: How do I watch the movies at the begginning of the levels again? A: It's simple. Instead of loading the 'Save Point' parts, just load the name of the level again. ------------------ IX. Walkthrough ------------------ Note: Because certain parts of Oni are extremely repetitive, this Walkthrough can sometimes get a little confusing. You should always use the compass data to assist you when you play, it can really help you out. -------------------- 1. TCTF Training -------------------- The training mission really isn't too hard at all, if you just follow the on-screen directions you'll be fine. At the beginning of the exercise Shinatama informs you that your being run through TCTF training program beta 6 and after you've completed it you'll be ready for field missions. Great. You start with the basic movement training, which is simply doing a bit of running around. After that's been done, activate the control console near the door to start your Dash training. You then have to run around a little track, which shouldn't be too hard. Then go and activate the other control console to get a little recap of everything you've learned so far and start the jump training. After learning how to jump, jump into the next room to start your advanced movement training. You are told to crouch, so do that. Before the program can continue, you have to jump on top of a box and watch a woman fight with 2 robots. She beats one robot but gets taken down by the second. After that display of fisticuffs, you get taught how to creep, initiate your escape moves and sliding. Konoko is then told to slide under some laser beams a couple of times and are taught the jump flip before you can continue. Use the console to recap the moves and then jump into the next room to start your combat training. You start off the combat training by doing a simple punches and kicks before you are instructed to do a punch-punch-punch combo and then a punch-punch-kick combo. You can then go into the next room to start fighting with a drone. In the next few rooms you have to practice a specific thing before you can continue. In the first fight you just have to kill the robot, in the second you have the throw the robot and in the third room you have to block the robots attacks. When you complete all of that successfully you can move on the next, and final, area. In this room there are a whole load of glass targets and a couple of robot drones. Pick up the gun on the table and start shooting the glass targets. You'll run out of ammo pretty quickly but some ballistic ammo will appear on the table as well. Pick it up, and then finish off shooting the targets. Then a Plasma Rifle appears and you have to swap your pistol for it. Shoot the robots with the plasma rifle to complete the training program beta 6. Shinatama tells you that Commander Griffin will be pleased. But before you can finish the mission, you have to access your diary and use the computer to recap the combat commands. After that the mission automatically ends and the next mission loads up automatically. -------------------------- 2. Syndicate Warehouse -------------------------- The Mission starts with Shinatama telling you about your health meter. If you don't know about your health meter, I recommend that you read it. You start this mission with a pistol, which can come in very useful before you find the machine gun later on. Go through the door and down the stairs, and kill the man that attacks you. There's a data console around which tells you the that a Manifest 3Y-324-G contains six crates that contain ammo for a railgun that the TCTF seized from the syndicate. Push the switch on the other side of the room to open the locked door. Go through the newly unlocked door, and Shinatama will give you some compass data, as well as teaching you how to use the compass. You are given a new objective at this point as well, which is to make contact with Operative Chung. Go through the door with the sign that says stairs above it and climb the stairs. Go through the first door you see and into the next door. activate the switch to unlock the yellow and white diamond doors. As you leave the room, a man will enter who you'll need to kill. Then go through the door that you just unlocked. You'll enter a new area which has another Engineer who is armed with a machine gun. Kill him and swap your pistol (if you've still got it) for it. Your next objective will be to unlock the green and white diamond doors, so go to the doors marked 'stairs' and into the lower part of the room. There are two rooms to the left and right of the stairs. The one on the right is empty, but the one on the left has the switch needed to unlock the doors and a Engineer who carries a Hypo spray. Kill the Engineer and take his Hypo. Shinatama will contact you and tell you about the 'overpower' effect. Unlock the green-white diamond doors with the console. If you go through the door on the floor you are on, the only thing you'll find is some ballistic ammo. Get that and then go back up the stairs you came down and through the other door you unlocked. You notice a dead man on the floor, and when you walk up to him you realise it's Chung, the man you were supposed to meet. After a chat with Griffin, pick up Chung's datapad to find out about the whearabouts ofyour next mission, the Musashi Manufacturing plant. But the mission isn't over yet. Shinatama gives you a new objective: find the warehouse manager. There's a Striker in one of the rooms (the one without the green light next to it) near to Chung's corpse, so dispose of him and get a Hypo spray as a reward. The stairs in this area will take you to a room with another Striker who will also drop a hypo spray when killed. You can get it if you want, but the way forward is through the other door (the one with the green light next to it) near Chung's body. In the next room are two Engineers, kill them both and go up the stairs. After you've gone up the stairs, the room nearest you contains a Engineer. He doesn't have anything so you don't have to kill him. Around the corner are two Strikers, one inside the room and one outside. Kill them. One drops a hypo, so pick that up. Continue going down the path until you reach the end. There will be two doors, one on the left and one in front you. The one on the left contains a Engineer, who you can kill if you want. The one in front of you has a staircase, go down it. At the bottom of the stairs lies a Striker, who carries a hypo. Through the door is another Striker and a locked door. The switch to unlock the door is at the end of the room, so unlock the door and go through it. There will be 3 doors in the next room, one leading to some stairs, one locked (red-white diamond logo on the door) and one containing a Engineer. The Engineer will run up the stairs and activate an alarm if he sees you, so chase him and kill him before he gets the chance. In the same room as the alarm is the switch to unlock the door. Unlock the door and go down the stairs and through it to the next area. You will encounter a Engineer, and two doors. One of them leads to some stairs, which you don't need to go down. The other is the one that you have to go through to continue. In this room, you DO need to go up the stairs (not down) where you'll see a Striker attacking a civilian. Kill the agent and the civilian will tell you that the warehouse manager is upstairs. He'll also open the locked doors near you. Go through the doors after they've been unlocked. You'll enter on the top floor of a huge new area, and a Engineer will attack you. Kill the Engineer and go down the stairs, which are at the edge of the floor you are on. When you get to the bottom of the stairs, run to the other side of the room, killing the Engineer along the way, and go down the other set of stairs to reach the bottom floor of the building. There will be two Engineers that assault you, dispose of them and run over to the truck. Shinatama will inform you that the truck is trying to escape from the building and that there's no way you can get in it. You now have to find a way to stop the truck from leaving the building. You have a 3 minutes (which you can see in the bottom right of the screen) to stop the truck. A couple of Strikers instantly attack you, and one is armed with a pulse rifle. Take it if you want. Follow the compass data until you get to the stairs (it's almost a mirror copy of how you got down to the ground floor, but this time you are going up) killing the Engineers and Strikers along the way. Eventually, you'll reach a switch which you have to activate. Watch the movie and relax because you've just completed your first real level of Oni! -------------------------- 3. Manufacturing Plant -------------------------- You start the level being ambushed by 3 Strikers in the reception area. You've got two other TCTF agents to help you out, so it shouldn't be very hard to kill them. After you've done that, take a look around the reception area to get your bearings. There are 4 doors, 2 locked and 2 unlocked. There is also a staircase with leads to another door, which is locked too. The unlocked door near the staircase has one man inside, who will give you some ballistic ammo when killed. The other unlocked door has two Engineers, a locked door and also an important switch. Push the switch to open the locked door in this room, and another door back in the reception area. Go back to the reception area and through the door you just unlocked to find a Engineer who drops a hypo spray when killed. Pick it up. Then go back and through the other door you unlocked, and go to the other side of the room and through that door. There will be two enemies in this room, and one of them tries to call for help by setting off an alarm. Kill him before he gets the chance, and then deal with the other man. Leave the room and down the area with the alarm console in it, and through the door at the other end. You'll enter another room with a Striker and a switch to unlock the door up the staircase back in the reception area. You have to go back there now, but you can't go back the way you came as one of the doors has now locked itself. Instead, head out the other door in the room with the switch and keep going down the path until you reach a room where a syndicate agent is attacking two scientists. Kill the Striker before he kills any scientists to get rewards from them. There's a locked door in this room, and the switch to unlock it is in the area with the scientists. Unlock the door and go through it to end up back in the reception area, where a Engineer and Striker (armed with a plasma rife) will attack you. Kill them and go up the stairs and through the door that's now unlocked. Go down the stairs and into the down the path to your left where you'll be attacked by 4 people. At the other side of the area, there is another door which will take you to the manufacturing wing of the plant. Griffin will talk to you before you can enter the door, but go through it when he's finished with you to enter the door and the manufacturing wing. There will be two Engineers here, one of them armed with a submachine gun. Kill them and notice the door that's locked. There's another door that's unlocked in this area, so go through that and enter a room with a load of laser beams that you'll need to dodge. There's an exit at the end of the corridor, and an two exits to the right. One of them (the unlocked one) on the right leads to a room with a switch that's guarded by turrets and laser beams. You can't use the switch in this room, so don't bother trying or you'll just end up dead. Go through the other unlocked door at the other end of the corridor, there are two Strikers here, a switch (the switch is pretty well hidden, so you might have to search for it) and another locked door. Kill them, and pull the switch in this room to deactivate the lasers guarding the switch in the previous room. Go back into the room with the switch guarded by turrets. Pull the switch to open the door back at the beginning of the manufacturing wing. In that room is another switch which unlock the door back in the laser corridor. Go into that room, and two Strikers will attack you. There's another switch in this room, which will unlock a door back in the room where you deactivated the lasers. Go through it. When you go through it, you'll notice a Striker attacking a scientist. Kill the agent and then go down the stairs, and Shinatama will chat to you about the deadly brain. Go through the door to confront the machine. To defeat the deadly brain, you have to activate the 4 switches in the room while dodging the laser beams as you will get badly damaged and probably die if you do. After you've activated all 4 switches once, the switches will reset and you'll have to activate them all again. You have to do this 3 times, each time the lasers get harder to dodge. After you defeat the Deadly Brain, you'll have completed the level. ----------------------- 4. Bio-Research Lab ----------------------- You start this level with a fight with Barabas, the Syndicate's right-hand man. He can be one tough cookie if you don't know what you're doing but is actually easy to beat if you know how. The easiest strategy is to NOT let Barabas fire his gun at you! It takes off about 1/4 of your life bar, and you need all the health you can get in this level. Don't think you can escape him, because the only door in the area is locked. Start the fight by running up to Barabas and knocking him to the ground (the running throw move is a good choice) so he drops his gun, and then wait for him to get up again. When he gets up, launch a powerful move on him so he ends up back on the floor. Repeat until you've defeated him. He'll fly off and chat to Muro about you, leaving you to enter the building (the door is now unlocked) and continue the level. The next level can be unbelievably hard, so be prepared. It helps to have a lot of health left from the fight with Barabas, so if you don't it might be wise to restart the level again and try to get better results. In the ground floor of the building will be two strikers, one at the end of the room and the other around the pillar near where you enter. Attack the striker near you to get both the enemy's attention, and then take cover behind the wall so that the striker armed with the machine gun can't hurt you too bad. After you've killed both strikers, run around the pillar and into the room. There will be a switch which will unlock all of the locked doors on this floor and 1/3 of the lock on the door at the top. While it might initially look like there are 6 different rooms, there are only 2 very large rooms with 3 exits each. The room to the left of the stairs will lead to an attack by two strikers, but you can get two hypo's off a scientist after the fight. The room to the right of the stairs will only lead to an attack by one striker but you will only get one hypo from a scientist for reward. There's also an interesting data console in here about SLD's. You can go in both rooms to get three hypo's and you don't have to go into either one as well. But you DO have to pull the switch that unlocks the doors, otherwise you won't be able to advance in the level later. Go up the stairs, and you'll notice that it's a lot like the floor you were just in. There are 6 doors, all locked and a room at the end which contains the switch to open them. There are also 4 strikers, one armed with a scram cannon, who can be tough to beat. I've found that one of the strikers will usually unlock the doors for you, and that two other strikers will go and attack the scientists in the rooms. Kill all of them, and if the doors haven't been unlocked, go and do it now and then collect your rewards from the scientists. One scientist will give you a force field, and the other will give you a hypo. Then go up the stairs. This floor is a bit different to the other two, as the stairs are behind you when you enter. There's also quite a lot of things the same, like 6 locked doors and a switch in a room which unlocks them. You'll get attacked by two strikers on the floor, so kill them and go and pull the switch to unlock the doors and the final part of the door at the top of the building. The doors on this level that you've unlocked will contain one striker each, and all of the scientists have been killed by the time you get there. But there are still some nice items to salvage, 1 pulse cell and a hypo, in the rooms. If you want them, go and get them, and then climb the stairs and go through the door with the 3 lights that you've been unlocking to access the rooftops. On the rooftops, make sure that you don't fall off otherwise you'll plummet to your death. There is a striker on the rooftops, kill him and move on. There is only one path that you can travel down, and it shouldn't be too hard to find. You'll eventually end up at some stairs, go up them. There are 2 Strikers on the stairs but one of them usually attacks you before you even start to climb them. At the top of the stairs, there will be a locked door and a path to another room, which is where you should go next. You'll be attacked by a new type of enemy, the Bomb Trooper. After he's been vanquished, there will be a small cut-scene that's funny to watch. Konoko will run to the lift (the door that was locked) and go down it and you regain control of her at the lobby, where the TCTF agents have just entered. There are two sets of stairs in the lobby that lead to different areas. Also, at a certain point (usually around 30 seconds after you enter the lobby) the area will get assaulted by lots of armed strikers. If you hear gunfire, you know they're attacking. Turn around 180 degrees, and go down the stairs behind you. A TCTF operative will give you a couple of hypo's. Go back up the stairs and run across the room to the other set of stairs and inside this room is a switch that will unlock 1/3 of a locked door. Go through the open door in this area, and watch out as there is a striker and a bomb trooper, take care when fighting the bomb trooper as when you kill him you've got 3 seconds to run and take cover because he explodes. After you've killed them, you have to advance to one of the upper floors of the building, which can be done by either using the stairs back in the lobby of the stairs in the room you are now. I'm going to cover going up the stairs in the room you are now, after you've gone up them go into the room closest to you and pull the switch to unlock the 2nd part of the 3-lock door. After entering the room a striker will attack you. After killing him, exit the room and look for the staircase that will take you up to the next floor. You'll have to cross over the lobby again, and kill all the strikers you meet along the way. Once you're there, you have to find the final switch to unlock the door. Cross over the lobby and the switch is around the corner. Then go back over the lobby, and go through the door you've unlocked. You enter a large area with pools of bio-corrosive liquid below you. The paths are quite thin, so make sure you don't fall off or you'll hurt yourself badly. There are a lot of strikers in this area, about 2 on each floor, but they don't all notice you at first. You have to go down each level and find the switch top open the doors at the bottom of the room. Once you've found the switch, activate and you'll get attacked by a bomb trooper. After killing him, go over to the large doors that were just unlocked and jump down because there aren't any stairs leading to it. Run through the door and over towards the van and you've completed the level. ---------------------- 5. Airport Assault ---------------------- As Konoko pulls up to the airport, she meets up with Muro and two of his strikers. He runs off leaving the strikers to attack you. One of them usually runs into the airport and starts attacking the civilians, which means you won't get any extra items if he kills them. After killing them both, head into the airport, turn right and run down this area until you reach the 3 strikers attacking more civilians. One is armed with a Scram Cannon and another has a Machine gun. Kill them all, and head into the room to your left. There's a switch in here that will unlock the doors at the end of the room, so pull it and move through the door. As you enter the room, two strikers will also enter from the other side and attack you. Kill them and one of the civilians in the room will hand you an ammo clip. Exit through the door the strikers came in and down the ramp. The syndicate troops have blown up the cargo bays which means you're going to hard to complete this level the hard way. At the bottom of the ramp a striker is attacking a engineer, so give the engineer a hand and kill him. Go up the runways and into the new area. A striker armed with a plasma rifle will attack you (he runs in from the left side of the area) so after you've killed him turn right and run over to the other runway. There are a lot of strikers in this area, and it's in your best interests not to attract the attention of every single one of them. Remember to use the creep move (default = hold shift while running) so you don't make as much sound when running. There is a civilian that will give you a force field over in the far part of the area. Trying to reach him will probably mean you'll have to fight all the strikers, but the force field can be a great item. Once you reach the other ramp, enter it and kill the bomb trooper and striker that are in this area. In this room there are two ramps, one leading up to the cargo hangers (the syndicate blew up all the routes to them, so you won't be able to get there) and the other leading to an unlocked door. Go up the ramp leading to the door, and go through it. In the next room, two strikers, one armed with a scram cannon, will attack you. When you enter the next room, Muro will bump into and make another exit leaving another two strikers to deal with you. Kill them both and enter the room that the strikers came out of to find a switch that will unlock the door that Muro left from. Exit the room. You'll end up on a ledge in another large area, and a striker with a pulse gun will attack you from the far side of the area you're on. Kill him. On the right side of the ledge you're on will be a room with a switch that you can't activate yet. Instead, run down the stairs near the room and across the area, killing the striker that attacks you along the way, until you reach the stairs on the other side. Climb the stairs to the top, and enter the room there. There will be a switch in here that does work, and when you activate it the previous switch that wouldn't work will now. Unfortunately, two elite strikers exit a door below you and they're both armed with pulse gun. Kill them and run back the other switch and activate it to unlock the doors that the elite strikers came out of. Run back to the door and go through it to complete the level. ---------------------------- 6. Airport Cargo Hangers ---------------------------- As soon as you start the level, a striker carrying a pulse rifle will spot you. He's quite far away, so dodge his bullets and kill him. You should be down the large staircase by now, and you should use stealth as much as you can in the next area. Having every single opponent on you will more than likely lead to your death. Instead, pick one or two off at a time. You want to get to the building at the other side of the area, then go in it. A striker with a VDG Pistol will be hiding in the building and will attack you as soon as you enter. Kill him, and then activate the switch in the room to unlock the door outside. Go through the door. As you enter, Muro will be making his getaway, and 3 strikers will attack you. Kill them all. There's a choice at this point, to either go across the rooftops (the way Muro left) or taking the ground floor (the way the strikers came in). I'm going to concentrate on the 2nd method, but if you want to take the first way then you can. Run though the door the strikers came through, and another striker will attack you. While your fighting him, another two strikers will come to help him out. After killing them, go through the large door that's around the crashed trailer and turn right. Go down the path, and a striker and bomb trooper will attack you and a couple of engineers. Kill them and then go up the ramp into the next area. There's a whole load of lasers beams here, and touching one of them will release poisonous gas. When you reach the other side of the laser corridor, exit through the door. You'll be in a room with a tanker and a striker, kill them and then go through the door at the other end. Turn left and run up the ramp, and kill the striker at the top of it. Take the ramp that is going UP and another striker will attack. Continue following the path, and you should come across two ramps linking together two buildings, cross over it and over to another ramp, where a striker is. There will be another ramp, go down that and a tanker with a VDG pistol will attack you. Run over to the next building (follow the compass if you are having trouble finding it) where there is a staircase leading to a locked door and two striker. Kill them and run to the far end of this building, where there is another staircase that will take you down to the ground. When you get near the bottom, you'll see three engineers being attacked by two strikers. Protect the engineers by killing the strikers, and they'll each give you a reward (One gives a force field, one gives ballistic ammo and the other gives you a hypo). After one engineer has given you something, another two strikers will show up and assault you. Kill them and leave the alleyway. Follow the compass data over to a fenced area with a tanker and bomb trooper in. The tankers armed with a grenade launcher, so be very careful. In the fenced area is a switch that unlocks the door you saw earlier. Trigger the switch and head back to the door. In this area, keep going down the stairs and through the doors until you reach a door called HG~A. Left of this door are a few crates, and on top of them is a rappeling harness. Pick it up (Q by default) and go through the HG~A door and down the stairs. There will be a tanker down here, kill him and as you approach the locked door it will unlock and two strikers will attack you. Go through the door they came through and into the next area. There's a striker and tanker in here that you can kill if you want, but if your running low on health, use stealth to evade them. Go up the ramps and into the small room near the beginning of the 2nd ramp. There will be a cut-scene of Muro running onto his plane. Leave the room and continue going up the ramp. When you reach the top of the ramp, You'll be able to see Muro's plane far below you. What you have to do now is find the right spot (the compass data point's you to it), either avoiding or killing the strikers in the area, so you can use the Rappelling Harness. When you've found it, Konoko will use the harness and complete the level. In the cut-scene that follows we see Muro planning to kidnap Shinatama. ----------------------- 7. TCTF Regional HQ ----------------------- You start this level on the ground floor in the parking lot. At the other end of the room, two strikers will be exiting a lift. They will probably notice you which means you'll have to fight them. After killing them, go through the door which they came out of and kill the two strikers that are in here. Then go through the door on at the other end of the room and kill the tanker that comes to attack you. Go through the passage, and there will be a striker armed with a pulse rifle on top of a lorry. You can't attack him with your punches and kicks, so either shoot him or try to get him to jump off. When you've done that, go through the passage to the left of the lorry, turn left and run down the corridor. You'll come across a TCTF agent being attacked by two strikers, if you kill the strikers and keep the TCTF agent alive then he'll follow you. At this point there will be 3 doors that you can go through. A grey door by where the TCTF agent was being attacked, a door with a logo on and a beige coloured door. There's a switch in the room past the door with a logo and the other two doors just contain rooms with two strikers each that are attacking civilians. You'll get rewards of the civilians if you help them out but to advance the mission you need to activate the switch to unlock the door a while back. Activate the switch, and go through the door you've just unlocked. You'll get a small cut scene showing the syndicate's advance in the building. Go up the stairs and you'll get attacked by a Tanker. There are 3 other exits on this staircase apart from the 3-lock door, two of them are unlocked and one of them is locked. Go through the 2nd door from the bottom. This area will look familiar to the area you've just come from, and has a switch in exactly the same place too. Run over to it, killing the two strikers and tanker along the way. There's a striker in the room with the switch as well. Activating it will unlock the door at the top of the staircase, which is where you should go to next. The other room here all contain striker and usually civilians that will reward you when rescued. If you want to do that, do so and then move on to the door at the top of the staircase. There is one female striker here, and two doors at the end of the corridor. Kill the striker and go into the room on the left. Then go up the staircase. There will be a short cut-scene of Barabas kidnapping Shinatama, and then you'll be back in the game. The door that you used to get to the staircase is now locked. Go all the way to the top of the stairs. The next area is fiercely contested by strikers, and you'll probably have a hard time defeating them. Go up the staircase, and onto the access ramps. The syndicate troops have blown up these ramps at certain points, and you'll need to use the jump-flip move (it also helps to be dashing) to get over these obstacles. Be careful when jumping because if Konoko falls she'll either die or get critically injured. After you've reached the top-level, go into one of the rooms and talk to an engineer. He'll tell you about the syndicate trying to sabotage the elevator and then Konoko will demand the laser torch. Hmmm, I wonder what she wants that for? Leave the room and run left until you get to the elevator, and jump onto it (she will fall down the gap if you try to run to it) to start a cut-scene. When you regain control of her, you'll be a red lit room with a female striker and a tanker on the other side. It won't be long before they notice you and you'll have to fight them. There are two locked doors in this room, but you can unlock one of them by using the switch near the tanker. After unlocking the door, go through it. You'll be attacked by another two strikers. Kill them. There's a staircase in this room, go up it and you'll be attacked by yet another two strikers when you reach the top. Exit through the door and onto the ledges above. Watch out, as there's a striker armed with a Mercury Bow who'll try to shoot you with it as soon as you leave the room. There's another striker around that may or may not have already attacked you, if he hasn't you've got the advantage. Go to the two rooms at the other end of the area, and head into the room on the right. Go up the stairs and kill the striker that waits for you at the top. Exit into the higher level of ledges, and kill any strikers around. Do the same as you did for the floor below, run to the other side and go into the room on the right and climb the stairs. You'll emerge in a room with every single door locked apart from two doors leading to the rooftops. There will also be three strikers who attack you. Kill them and go out to the rooftops, and a cut-scene will play. You're too late to save Shinatama, and Barabas attacks you again. Use the same tactics from before to beat him, but don't think that you can just throw him over the edge. He'll activate his jetpack and return in no time at all. When you've defeated Barabas, the mission is complete. ----------------------------------------------- 8. Atmospheric Conversion Center (exterior) ----------------------------------------------- Run forward and turn right at the first opportunity and continue until you reach the bridge. 3 Strikers will attack you, but it's easy to beat them if you throw them off the edge. Continue running down the bridge until you reach the end. Go left and into the room, activate the switch to unlock the door. Go through the freshly unlocked door into the next area. The engineer in this room will give you a hypo, take it and continue through the door at the end of the room. In the next outside area, run down the left or right side. The left side has a tanker and the right has a striker. There are two armed strikers on the top of the walls, either kill them and/or run through the door at the end of the path. Another engineer in here will give you a hypo, and go through the door at the other side of the room. You have to run down the right path here because the left one leads to a dead end. Go into the room on your right and pull the switch to unlock the door near the room. Talk to the cop in here to get her Phase Stream Generator. Go through the room and down the lift. Watch the cut-scene of Muro torturing Shinatama. Exit the lift and run down the path, a striker will jump out and attack you, kill him and keep going. When you reach the end (and a locked door) turn around and run down the other side of the path until you reach the room. Pull the switch which will unlock the door which is where you have to go to next. Go through the door, and kill the female striker in the room. There's a mercury bow on the floor, and I suggest you pick it up as it comes in very useful. Leave through the other exit, and climb the stairs onto the top of this wall. A striker with a machine gun will attack you. Run down to the other end of the wall, where there will be a switch that unlocks the door up ahead. Pull the switch and go through the door. A civilian in the next room will give you a hypo, take it off him and go through the door into the new area where a striker will attack you. Run until you reach the end of the path turn left and continue running. Follow the compass data to the switch that you need to activate, it's quite far away but not hard to find. Just keep running straight and turning at the corners, killing any strikers that attack you. Once you get to the switch, activate it and go over to the door that you just unlocked. Go through it and down the lift. After the cut scene has finished, get off the lift and go over to the room that's close by. Activate the switch, and leave the room. Run down, following the path until you get to the door you unlocked. Inside will be a striker attacking a civilian, kill the striker and talk to the civilian. He'll make the power grid lag for a few cycles, allowing you to run across it. If you've got a loaded gun, shoot the panes of glass out of the window and jump onto the power grid to save vital seconds. If you aren't armed, exit the room and run around the building and then onto the grid. You've only got 25 seconds, so make sure you are dashing. When you get to the other side, you'll be attacked by a striker armed with pulse gun. After killing him, run to the area to your left (your compass should help point you to it) and into the building next to the power grid. Talk to the scientist to speculate a little more about the syndicate's plans. After that, two strikers will enter the room and attack you. When you've killed them, activate the switch that will make the generators lag and jump onto the power grid. You've only got 15 seconds this time, so you'll have to be faster than the last time. You also have to jump off the pipe before the end, onto a platform that a striker is on. Kill him and then run down the stairs and the ramps until you reach the bottom. Turn around 180 degrees and activate the switch to unlock the door. Go through the door and there will be 3 strikers, one with a Pulse Stream Generator and the others with pulse guns. It can be a tricky fight, but after you kill them you experience a Daodan spike and the level ends. ----------------------------------------------- 9. Atmospheric Conversion Center (interior) ----------------------------------------------- As this level starts, a striker will attack you. Soon after, another one will appear and start attacking as well. Kill them both and leave through one of the two exits in this room. Move over to the staircase (it's highlighted with a yellow tint) and run all the way down it to the ground floor. A Tanker will usually spot you and start running over, followed by up to 3 strikers. Kill them all and run the far side of this room, and through either of the doors at the end. A couple of female strikers will jump down off a staircase and attack you. After you've killed them, continue to the other side of the room, then turn left and run over to Shinatama. She is being guarded by a female striker with a phase stream generator. When you get close enough, a cut-scene will play showing Griffin activating Shinatama's self destruct sequence. After Konoko says goodbye, you regain control of her and a 30 timer starts. Turn around 180 degrees and run to the nearest staircase, it's slightly to the right. Continue going up it until you reach the top. A striker should attack you on the way, don't bother attacking him otherwise you might run out of time. When you reach the top, turn right and run to the door and then through it. A striker will be attacking a scientist, kill him and then talk to the scientist. He will recalibrate the power allowing you to cross over the grid. This time the rings of electricity will not disappear for a few seconds, wait for them to slow down and then dash across to the room on the other side. In this room, a scientist will hand you a force field. Go through the door to the left of this room, and then up the staircase to your right in the next room. A couple of strikers will attack you. Continue heading up the staircase until you reach the room at the top. Go into the room, and a scientist will give you a hypo. Activate the switch in this room to unlock the door next to it, and then go through the door. In this next room, you have to get to the other side without being hit by the electricity charges. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can pull the switches at the central point of each area to stop the electricity for a few seconds, allowing you to run over to the next point. the other alternative is to time your dashes in the points where electricity isn't active. Whatever way you choose, you'll eventually end up at a door on the other side. Go through it. Inside the next room, a female striker armed with a VDG pistol will be hiding. Lure her out and then kill her. Leave this room and then go down the next staircase, killing any enemies you meet, until you reach the ground floor. Head through the door at the end, and into a room with two strikers in it. You've got to disable to power grid again in this room, so pull the switch and run across it as you did the times before. Remember to wait for the blue pulses to thin down a little before you commence running across it. This time, a striker will start running across the pipe from the other side towards you. He's quite thick, and will often fall of before he's even reached you. If he does manage to get to you, hit him a couple of times and knock him off. When you reach the other side, two strikers will instantly attack you. Kill them, and head through the door in this room. There are many strikers in this area, make sure you keep an eye out for them. What you have to do is run up the floors, taking the staircases, until you reach the floor that's second to top. In the room on this floor is a switch to unlock the door on the top floor, which also releases two TCTF agents. They're not here to help you this time, they'll attack you if they see you. Run to the top floor, and into the lift. It will take you up to the next power grid. There's an elite TCTF agent here, armed with a force field and a VDG pistol. Kill him, and pull the switch in this room to relcalibrate the pulses of electricity. Run across the power grid to complete the level. ------------------------------ 10. Regional State Building ------------------------------ As you arrive at the building, a mysterious ninja (Mukade) will have already entered and killed two of the security guards. Another two security guards will enter and believe that you killed them. You'll be attacked by the two security guards, dispatch them and move through the door to the right of the reception area. In this little room, another two security guards will come and attack you. Kill them. Run into the next area, and kill the TCTF agent around. A security guard will also be up a level firing a pulse rifle at you. If you've got a gun, shoot him dead. Enter the door to the right of the locked door, and activate the console inside. Go back to the reception area and up the stairs, and through marked 'II' on the right side. In this area, one of the rooms inside will contain another switch to unlock the doors marked 'III'. A civilian around will also give you some info on where they're keeping the files you are looking for. After talking to him, head back to the reception, and go up the stairs again. Go through any of the doors marked 'III' and search the area. There will be 3 locks, each unlocking one third of the locked door on the roof. The staircase to lead Konoko to the roof is also on this level, so after unlocking the doors find it. Once you reach the roof, watch out for the snipers armed with Mercury Bows. Between the two doors that allow you to access the roof is another room, containing a guard armed with a Phase Stream Generator so he can be tricky to kill. After you've got rid of him, the switch in this room will open the doors on the first floor that will take you down to the data archives. Make your way all the way back down to the ground floor, and into one of the locked doors you saw earlier (you saw one of them before going into the room to unlock the 'II' doors). There are a whole load of laser beams that will trigger viscous attacks by turrets in this room, so you'll have you hands full getting past them. When you succeed, go into the room in the centre of the hallway and you'll have to fight two TCTF agents. After they are dead, head to the yellow target in the room to start getting the files you need. A cut-scene will play, showing Mukade taking the records and kicking you out of the system. Konoko decides that she has to find him and retrieve the disk. There are two consoles in this room, activate them to unlock the set of locked doors on the 'II' level. Go back to this level, and through the doors to another set of laser defences. These one's aren't so hard to dodge. Head to the other side of the corridor, and up to the next level of defences. Dodge them, and go to the other side of the room and in the door. Mukade is here, but he runs away and up to the rooftops. Follow Mukade, and two ninjas will attack you. Kill them and then step on the yellow target to complete the level. --------------- 11. Rooftops --------------- Start this level by killing the Ninja you rode to get here, and follow the rooftop around the corner. There's a striker with a mercury bow on the next rooftop, so watch out for sniper fire from him. Drop down on the rooftop you are on and battle the Ninja who's waiting for you below. You now how to jump across one rooftop to the next. It can be a little tricky, so make sure you've got the hang of jump flipping and dashing. Dash up to the rooftop and jump flip at the peak of your jump to cross to the next rooftop, and take down that annoying striker. It makes sense to take his Mercury Bow off of him, as it's a great weapon and is perfect for this level. Jump onto the next rooftop, and from that one onto the next one. Here you'll get ambushed by a tanker and a striker. Also, a striker will be above you on top of the wall armed with a pulse rifle. After you've killed them all, you can get a force field and a phase generator on this rooftop. Go up the ramp of the rooftop at the other end. Keep going up the ramps and getting higher on the rooftops until you reach a tanker and a striker with a phase steam generator, then jump onto the rooftop to your left. There will be another two guards here, so kill them and enter the unlocked door around to ride a lift. When it reaches the top, you'll be attacked by some more strikers, one of the armed with a screaming cannon. If he gets a shot off with it, make sure it doesn't hit you by either avoiding it or letting it hit one of the other guards around. After killing everyone, jump onto the next rooftop and jump from this rooftop to the small platform near it. Run up the stairs, and pick up the ballistic ammo in this section. There's also a striker with a mercury bow, so kill him quickly or knock the weapon out of his hands. Continue moving until you reach the area with lots of TV screens to every side of you. Look for the platform in the centre of the area and cross over to it. Kill the tanker on the stairs, and kill the strikers above you. Continue moving, and you'll meet Mukade again. He makes a hasty escape, and leaves some of his ninja's behind. Kill the ninja's and then jump-flip onto the box near the zip line. There's a harness here, so pick it up and then go over to the yellow target near the zip line and Konoko will ride up it to the next area. The next bit is both simple and challenging at the same time. Follow the rooftops, while defeating all the guards that attack you. If they are proving a bit too tricky or you get outnumbered, throw them off the edges of the rooftops with combos and throws to send them plummeting to their death. When you get to the final rooftop, go into the doors and ride the lift for a confrontation with Mukade. Putting it simply, Mukade is one of the trickiest baddies in the game. At this point in the level, you probably are running low on Health and Hypo's. If you are really bad on health, it might make sense to restart the level and try to get better results. To make matters worse, Mukade has got a whole load of attacks in his inventory, like firing an energy pulse that tracks you, similar to the screaming cannon. This does a tremendous amount of damage, so watch out for it. He can also make himself virtually invisible by cloaking himself, which makes him hard too see when coupled with his speed. If you can't see him in front of you, immediately check behind you as he may be launching a back attack. To beat him, keep him occupied with constant combo's a throws so he doesn't have time to attack you. When you've killed him, you'll retrieve the data about yourself and complete the level. ------------------------ 12. Dr Hasagawa's Lab ------------------------ You have to fight Muro at the beggining of this (very weird) level. After you've defeated him, a bright flash will fill the screen and he'll dissapear. The level will now open up and allow you to continue, and if you walk near the tiled floor you'll see some strikers fade into nothing. When you reach the end of the room you'll notice some minature strikers that will attack you. After you kill one or two of them, they'll run away into the tiny areas of the room where you can't get to them. Shinatama will the call you and tell you to climb up the stairs. You can't miss the stairs, as they're bright yellow. After you've reached the top, you'll be attacked by two normal size syndicate ninja's. One drops a hypo when killed, so pick that up and then move on. There are two wall-like doors here, and only one of them will open. Go through the one that opens, and you'll see Shinatama running up a ramp. Follow her until she dissapears, and you get attacked by two female strikers. After killing them, keep following the path and you'll end up having a conversation with Griffin which follows by a fight with him. He will be assisted by two elite TCTF agents, but after you've taken down the agents he's not as hard as Muro was. After you kill Griffin, he'll explode in a cloud of light just like Muro did and the door that wouldn't previously open now will. Go through it. When you reach the next bit, there will be many laser beams that you'll have to dodge if you don't want to be killed by the turrets nearby. A ninja will also come and attack you, so be careful. When you reach the other side, go through the door and down the path to the next door. The door won't open at first until Shinatama float through it and moves back through the previous door. When the door will open, run through it to encounter yourself. You have to fight yourself in this area, and the fight's a little harder than the one with Muro. If you use the same tactics as you used on Muro, you should be fine. After you kill yourself, you wake up and the level is over. ------------- X. Cheats ------------- To get the cheats to work in Oni, you'll have to change a couple of variables in the persist.dat file which is located in the main folder of Oni (e.g C:\Games\Oni). You'll need a Hex Editor, and if you don't have one you can get them from places like http://www.download.com For PC users, you must change hex offset 44 to "07" For Mac users, you must change hex offset 47 from 02 to 07. Save the file, and then load up Oni. In the game, press F1 to bring up your diary and then type the appropraite code in to activate the cheat. shapeshifter - Change Characters (with F8 key) liveforever - God mode touchofdeath - Kill enemies in one shot canttouchthis - Can't be knocked down or knocked back fatloot - Gives you all kinds of ammo and health glassworld - Makes most objects breakable winlevel - Instantly Win Level loselevel - Instantly Lose Level bighead - Big Head Mode minime - Mini Mode superammo - Super Ammo Mode reservoirdogs - Last Man Standing Mode (AIs fight with each other) roughjustice - Gatling Guns Mode chenille - Daodan Power Mode (you do more damage) behemoth - Makes you giant elderrune - Regenerate health over time moonshadow - Phase Cloak munitionfrenzy - Creates pile of all weapons fistsoflegend - Fists Of Legend Mode killmequick - Enemies are super tough carousel - Slow Motion Mode thedayismine - Developer Mode Also, if you've completed the game at least once, you don't have to change any of the hex offset's in the persist.dat file as the cheats will be availible to you anyway. If you're having problems with that, you can get a more advanced tutorial (with screenshots!) from http://www.bravehamster.com/oni-cheetz.htm Anyone who's stillhaving problems with changing the Hex values (it can be a daunting task for most people!) can download pre-edited persist.dat files for both thePC and Mac versions of Oni which will automatically give you all of the cheats from both http://www.3dactionplanet.com/oni (in their cheat codes section) and http://oni.bungie.org/onishots/ (in thier exploits section) ---------------- XI. Web Links ---------------- There's more than one decent Oni website on the planet Earth, and here's some of my favourites :- Official Oni Site - http://oni.godgames.com/ Oni Online - http://www.3dactionplanet.com/oni Oni Central - http://oni.bungie.org/ Oni Res - http://oni.bungie.org/res/ Oni Shots - http://oni.bungie.org/onishots/ If you've got an Oni site than you want me to list, send me an E-Mail at RugbyMart@Lineone.net and i'll paste it up. ---------- XII. Help! ---------- To make my FAQ better, i'm looking for some help from people on the following matters; 1) The Playstation 2 version of Oni. I'd like it if someone could e-mail me, who owns the PS2 version of Oni, telling me the controls for game, as they are different from the PC version (duh!) Anyone that does this will be given full credit and my thanks. =============================================================================== Copyright 2001 Martin Gaston 1234567891234567891234567891234567891234567891234567891S34567891234567891234567 -fin-