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C Total Pages: 46 ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ This complete Zone of the Enders FAQ/Walkthrough features: *A complete strategy guide to aid you *General hints and tips from a during gameplay. gamer to a gamer. *Easy-to-use Rescue Mission guides *Soundtrack List *Controls (in case you lost your manual) *"ZOE 2" Wishlist *How to get Programs and Sub-weapons *A miniture review of the game *BASICALLY ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GAME!!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ BEFORE WE START KICKING SOME HARD BUTT --------------------------------------- Please always check GameFAQs.com, for the newest updates and versions! Othersites that have my FAQs may not be up-to-date with my it! So if you can't find what you're looking for in the current version of the FAQ, check the FAQ in GameFAQs.com and make sure before e-mailing me. Simple E-mail Policy --------------------- Yes, I know. What is it doing here at the beginning of the FAQ? Sadly, there are still some ignorant people out there who just completely ignore this, and just go on right ahead e-mailing me with things from the "don't do" list. This has been pressing on for some time now, and I'm sick of it. I wrote a FAQ for one reason: for people to read it! I am NOT your game help hotline. Please refer to this guide before e-mailing me. I have to put this section here 'cause not everyone reads Contact Information. >=P And read the damn FAQ! Word. Here's a few rules you should scan through before e-mailing me. Do's ------ 1. Send me a question which cannot be found in the CURRENT version of the guide. 2. Be specific! I cannot stress this enough. I get tons of e-mails a day, and it will be very helpful if I can scan through them quickly. And that is when you come into play. Specify what you want, how you want it and whatever. 3. State the name of the game you are talking about. I do not have psychic powers! 4. Check the newest version of the guide before e-mailing me! And READ it! I will not answer you otherwise. 5. Drop a line telling how good my FAQ is. ^_^ Don'ts ------- 1. Ask a question that has already been explained in the guide. All you need to do is peruse it. 2. Don't start your e-mail along the lines of: "I didn't read your guide, but could you help me anyway?" It really ticks me off. 3. Demand that I help you. It will be proned to be ignored. 4. Request that I send you an updated version of my FAQ. The answer will be no. Just check GameFAQs.com or other sites that have my FAQ! 5. E-mail me with something stupid. 6. Type in all CAPS. 7. Send me an e-mail in another language. I may or may not understand it, but I will ignore you nonetheless. Thanks for reading it! If you do anything in the Don'ts section, your e-mail will most likely be ignored and laughed at. Any questions or problems should be sent to [email protected] -------------------------- c o n t e n t s -------------------------- 00. Introduction ___About this FAQ ___About the Game ___Premium Package 01. Game Basics ___Basic Controls ___Special Moves ___Command Menu ___Items/Programs/Sub-Weapons ___Versus Mode 02. Walkthrough ___Characters ___General Playing Tips 03. Miscellaneous ___Programs ___Passcodes ___Orbital Frames ___Rescue Missions 04. Soundtrack List 05. Contact Information ___To Webmasters PLEASE READ!!! 06. Legal Stuff 07. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 08. What We Want in ZOE 2 09. Mini-Review 10. Outro ___Version History ___Acknowlegdements ___FAQ Contributions ___Final Words _______________________ -=---------------------=(-- 00. Introduction --)=---------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ---About this FAQ--- This guide is no different from other guides, as I am here to provide you with a comprehensive resource for the most astounding release on the Playstation 2: Zone of the Enders (hereafter, referred to as: ZOE). In this guide, you will find a full-detailed walkthrough and additional in-depth information on other aspects of the game. Each event written in this guide does contain story spoilers. So if you don't want to know, don't read more than you need to! As with all other guides, the intent is to act as a reference for when you get stuck, or you just want to pick up items you've missed on a second playthrough. Needless to say, I'd have to remind you of one more thing before we move onto the rest of the guide: There will be tons and tons of story spoilers. Please read at your own risk! I did not do this intentionally, but this proves that humans are fallible and of course, I am only human. Reading spoilers against your will result in severe depression, a loss of excitement from this awesome game, and brain damage. I shall not be held responsible. ---About the Game--- All I can say for this game is: WOW. It's simply amazing! This is definitely one of the best PS2 releases yet. Mech gamers and shooter fans alike will be proned love this game! They may have been satisfied by Armored Core 2, but obviously they haven't experienced the greatness of ZOE. To be honest, I'm not much of a mech gamer. It's not like I don't like mech games, it's usually because none of them really absorbed me into the game. But when I got my sticky hands on this game, I couldn't bear to part with it. It was too good to be true. Its story telling is incredible, to begin with. ZOE takes place in the future where humanity had relocated in outer space such as Mars and Jupiter for the sole reason to obtain new natural resources. The remaining humans on Earth were know as "Enders," whom still struggle to survive on the now barren land. The story revolves around a young boy who has accidentally stumbled onto Jehuty, the sole reason for the cause of the war on the colony of Jupiter. Now he is forced to defend his homeland. Ok, that's all I can tell you! You have your instruction booklet don't you? Bah, use it. Okay! Let's just get on with the game. ---Premium Package--- Steph said let there be anime, and there will be a ZOE anime, from the boys who brought you Gundam Wing and Escaflowne, Sunrise. Konami announced a limited edition ZOE disc in Japan, as well as a Silent Hill 2 preview. It is said to be released March of 2001; the same time the "normal" version of ZOE comes out. But sadly enough, a release for overseas has not been confirmed yet. It is very possible that the US and European countries may not see it coming at all. The ZOE premium package will include a 150-page coffee table artbook, a CD single of "Heart of Air (Kiss Me Sunlights)," and a special DVD edition of the upcoming ZOE anime. The ZOE anime, which is called _Zone of the Enders 2167 Idolo_, is loosely based on the game. For those who just want the movie, Konami has decided to make a separate package for the people who already own the game. Oddly enough, there are rumors that this special edition package will not come with the MGS2 demo. The horror! But the game itself will definitely be included. The suggested retail for this awesome package is about 13,800¥, which is about 123 US dollars. Although, it may seem an awful lot to pay for a game, but all the goodies will make it worthwhile. Friends will be begging to watch the movie and groping the precious box until there are fingerprints all over it. _____________________ -=----------------------=(-- 01. Game Basics --)=----------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ---Basic Controls--- Initializing ZOE database>>>>>>> Loading...... _____ ______ | L1,2| | R1,2 | ------- -------- / _ \____________/ \ | _| |_ ___ ___ /\ _ | | |_ _| |sel| |str|  (_)| | |_| __ __ __ >< | | / \ | | / \ | \ | AL |----| AR | / \ / \__/ \__/ \ / \___/ \___/ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- | Controls: Action: | | | | Left Analog Stick.....................Controls Movement of the Jehuty | | Right Analog Stick....................Change camera view | | Triangle Button.......................Acend/Rise | | Cross Button..........................Descend/Cancel selection | | Square Button.........................Basic attacks/Shots/Blade attack | | Circle Button.........................Sub-weapon/Grab/Throw/Confirm | | L1 Button.............................Cancels lock-on/Shrinks radar | | L2 Button.............................Lock-on/Change lock-on | | R1 Button.............................Guard/Defend | | R2 Button.............................Dash during movement/Burst | | Start Button..........................Opens and closes command menu | | Direction Buttons.....................Selects sub-weapon | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---Special Moves--- DASH/BURST Jehuty speeds up his movement. With Burst, Jehuty concentrates his energy into an attack. To dash or burst, simple press the Squ. Button. This is an essential move if you plan on surviving. To dash, press the Squ. Button while moving in any one direction. And to burst, stay still and press the Squ. Button. DASH ATTACK Jehuty rushes towards opponent and slashes at him. It is more effective than regular saber attacks. Or, Jehuty releases a serge of energy on the opponent. It is also more effective than the regular salvo of bullets. Go figure. First, get acquainted with the dash technique, which can be done by holding the R2 button and moving in any direction. While dashing, press the Squ. Button to unleash a "Dash attack." The type of dash attack depends on whether Jehuty is far away or near the locked-on target. If it the enemy is out of range, then it will release a string of laser beams (or something). If Jehuty is in close range, Jehuty will hurtly toward the opponent and deliver a nasty poke. BURST ATTACK Jehuty charges up, forms an energy ball above his head, and chucks it at his enemy. Really cool and useful! In close range, Jehuty does a 360 degree turn swiping his saber at his enemies in the process. Cool again! To do these attacks, remain at a stationary position (make sure you are free from any danger). Then press the R2 button, and press the Squ. Button. This attack takes a while to execute, so you may give your enemies a chance to attack you. If they do, it will interrupt your attack and you will have to do it again. GRAB AND THROW Jehuty gets a hold of your opponent and depending on where you want to throw it, Jehuty will slam it sending him flying. To grab and throw an opponent, you'll have to be in front of him and time it well. Otherwise, he will counter and beat you around before you can blink an eye. The best time is to do it while he is defending. So press the Cir. button to grab on to him, and hold it! While holding down the Cir. button, use the left analog stick to determine where you are going to send him. When that is done, release the button and watch him go! It does more damage to throw him into a building or another enemy. You will lose your grip if you get hit by a nearby enemy. ESCAPE It obviously means what it says. Jehuty escapes from battle. To do this, cancel the lock-on command and fly to the off-screen direction. There will be a counter, and once it reaches 0 you will have successfully escaped. But if you get hit by that time before the counter reaches 0, then you will not be able to escape. Pretty simple no? NON-LOCK-ON ATTACK Jehuty can freely explore the area without having to focus on one area or opponent. Cancel the lock-on mode by pressing L1. Then use the right analog stick to rotate Jehuty's camera angles. Or you can use the left analog stick. In order to do that, have Jehuty face the desired direction, and let go. The camera angel will automatically adjust itself. FLIP UPWARDS/DOWNWARDS Jehuty can flip upwards or downwards to avoid enemy attacks depending on the directional button pressed. This is an unidentified ZOE move which has been brought to my attention by a reader (thanks to [email protected]). To perform this move properly, while dashing press the ascend button (Triangle) to flip upwards, and the descend button (Cross) to flip downwards. Actually, you must press both buttons (R2+Tri/Cro) to do it correctly. This is a very good move to use on bosses. -= OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME =- Throughout the game, Jehuty's AI (Artificial Intelligence) will guide you through your missions and objectives. She will provide hints, training courses, detect enemy activity, and insinuate on how to pound them baddies to the ground. But above all, she will fill you in on your mission and what not. Pay attention to what she says. ---Command Menu--- Press the Start button to open the menu. It will become available to you when you leave the hanger at the very beginning of the game. It displays the machine's current status and inventory. Pressing the Start button once again will return to the battle screen. Use the Cir. Button to confirm selections, and the Squ. Button to cancel selections. WEAPONS Here, you can choose to equip your sub-weapon. A list will be displayed with the weapons you have found. It also shows the number of remaining ammunition of that weapon. Choose to equip, re-equip, or remove a sub-weapon. PROGRAMS A list appears that indicates the programs that have been obtained. Programs are needed in this game to learn new abilities or be able use sub-weapons. Programs can be usually found at local servers, in which you will need a passcode to unlock (See below). PASSCODES A list appears that shows the passcodes you have collected and used. Previously used passcodes will not be displayed. Passcodes are needed to open Local servers containing essential programs needed to complete the game or for stupid fun with enemies. Passcodes are usually found among the squad leader in an area. AREA CHANGE Exits current area allowing you to move onto the next or a different area. If Jehuty cannot leave current area, AREA CHANGE will not be available to you. This usually occurs during boss battles and important events. Remember leaving, the area will reset everything there (i.e. enemies will return and treasure boxes will be replaced). MISSION Jehuty's next mission is displayed here. The text in purple gives you a hint on how to proceed with the mission. You may refer to this when you are stuck. It usually provides helpful hints. OPTIONS Change various game settings with this menu including toggle Vibration, subtitles, etc. This is available to you on the title screen and on the command menu. SAVE Save your current game status. You will be able to continue from the last save file. This option becomes available to you only on the "colony map." READING THE MAP On the right of the Command Menu, you will see a rough layout of the area you are in. The light blue triangle is you and the point of the triangle indicates the direction you are facing. Your marker will not be the only thing shown on the map. There will be various symbols and letters to signify that something (like a passcode) is there. The three symbols are: [M] This symbol indicates that enemy party has a Metatron Ore in its possession. [P] This indicates that enemy squad has a passcode. [B] This indicates that the enemy possesses sub-weapon ammunition. Now, aside from using symbols and such, there are colored shapes that give good indications on what the item is. If it is a: [Green Pyramid] This indicates that this item is a local server. [Red Cube] This indicates that the item contains sub-weapon ammunition [Blue Cube] This indicates that the item contains a Metatron Ore. [Red Dots] This indicates that the object is a Porter. ---Items/Programs/Sub-Weapons--- The items you will find in this game are limited. There are two standard items you will find: Metatron Ore and a sub-weapon or sub-weapon ammunition. You can find these items through enemies and item boxes. ENEMY SQUAD If you destroy an enemy squad with an item labeled next to their marker on the map, then chances are you will get the item. If it's a Metatron Ore, Gaunlet ammunition, or whatever, you will get it. As long, as the whole squad is destroyed, Jehuty will surely claim the prize. ITEM BOX Typically, there will be either one, or two at the most, item box in each area. Usually, it would contain a Metatron Ore to replenish Jehuty's energy level to its fullest. There are two color coded boxes: a red and blue one. The blue ones always contain the Metatron Ore and the red ones contain sub- weapon ammo. Remember, they will return once you leave the area, so you can stock up all you want. PORTER You will find this in certain stages. The Porter's purpose is to hide an existing item box, which cannot be seen until you destroy all the Porters. This is called a "vector trap." The item box will only appear when _all_ the Porters have been destroyed. To locate all the Porters, whip out your map and point out the the smaller red dots. Those should be your Porters. Vector traps usually hide important or useful items. I really suggest you take the time to hunt them down. RECOVERY ITEMS There are typically two types of recovery items: the Metatron Ore you can find from enemies and item boxes and the "Repair" item some enemies sometimes drop. As you probably already know, the Metatron Ore fully recovers Jehuty's energy level, while the Repair item only restores about a third of Jehuty's health. Though, Repairs don't fully restore Jehuty's health, it can really save your butt from a near-death battle against tough enemies (I battled 10 enemies at once the other day). -=PROGRAMS=- By obtaining programs, Jehuty can learn new abilities or obtain newer and better weapons to use against your foes. I'd say 75% of the programs are optional, while the other 25% is absolutely necessary in completing the game. LOCAL SERVERS All programs (well 99.9% of them) are to be received from Local Servers, which are kept locked up until you find the correct passcode for it. The light surrounding the local server give good indications whether the server is unlocked or not. If the light is red, then that means it's locked. If the is green, then it is unlocked and ready for your taking. PASSCODE The squad leader of the enemy squad carries the passcodes. Other times, you can find them in item boxes. You must have a passcode to unlock a local server. You will know if you've found the right passcode for that certain server when the light is green. -=SUB-WEAPONS=- Sub-weapons is an additional attack method. Depending on the sub-weapon used, the attack varies in range and power. Most sub-weapons are long-range based. to be able to use sub-weapons, you must first obtain the program which allows Jehuty to attain the ability to use it (i.e. javelin.drvr-- Jehuty can use sub-weapon Javelin). ---Versus Mode--- Versus mode can be played with either the COM. Or another human player. In order to unlock this option, you must have first completed the game once. Save your completion data and you will be able to choose "Versus" Mode from the title screen. Select the character you want to use and set the level (Lv. 1-8) for your Orbital Frame. Next, choose your COM's character and do the same (or if you're playing against someone else, let them choose). Last, select a level (i.e. Mountains). See FAQ on how to unlock the remaining Orbital Frames and levels. * See FAQ section for details on how to unlock the two remaining Orbital Frames and levels. _____________________ -=----------------------=(-- 02. Walkthrough --)=----------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Ok, first things first! Pop in your ZOE disc and don't you dare touch the controller! I said no touch! Watch the awesome intro movie before the title screen. Super cool. After that, watch another one by dawdling again on the title screen, or you could just start a new game and watch the same one; up to you. But anyway, start a new game to begin the endless fun! -------------------- ***MENTAL NOTE: This walkthrough is based on the Normal mode*** Is there a difference by the way? =/ After the lengthy, but amazing cut-scene, you will be able to control Jehuty (the giant robot you are in) in your first battle. It doesn't matter whether you know the controls or not. Just mash the Squ. Button and you will get through. It's also ok if you've received some damage. You can heal later. Once the raptor is dead, you will be introduced to Jehuty's AI, ADA. After some dialogue, she will take you to an on-screen training course. I suggest you go through it to understand the controls a little better. Take some time to master the Dash tenchnique, Burst attacks, and what not. Remember, the game doesn't have a set time limit on when you have to finish, so take your time. When you've feel you have gotten the hang of the controls, proceed forward to receive your first Metatron Ore. Metatron Ores replenish Jehuty's health to maximum. So don't use these unless you are about to die. Next, like ADA said, go in the direction the green spiral is pointing, and ascend through the hole. Once outside, you will fight in a series of battles. Get used to it, as you'll be doing that throughout the game (duh). I hope you spent enough time training like I told you to. Here is when those new abilities come into play. Slash and hack (or shoot) away at the enemies while using the dash technique to dodge their attacks. When that is that, Viola will appear and give you a beating of your life. That is, if you don't retaliate. She is simple, just use dash attacks continuously. When enough damage is dealt, she will retreat. Small sequence here. Afterwards, proceed to the Local Server to acquire the ability to monitor Jehuty's menu screen (which is really your command screen if you're confused). Plus, you now have the ability to lock-on to enemies. ---= Mission 1 =--- Location: FACTORY.1 Objective: Obtain the flight mode module and move to another area using "AREA CHANGE" in the Command Menu. Dispose of the 4 squads in the area. One of them has the pass_global which you will need to leave the area. Once you have the passcode, look for the server. Open up your map and look for a green dot on the map. Hook up with the local server to receive the global.fcmd program which enables you to move to other areas in the colony. Kill off the remaining squads and head out via AREA CHANGE on the Command Screen. ***Head to TOWN.1*** ---= Mission 2 =--- Location: TOWN.1 Objective: Destroy the large Orbital Frame in TOWN.1 Upon entering a series of cinemas will take place. Leo will then fly off to face the spawn of Satan who burned down his home. Holy mother of...! Here, you encounter your first boss battle against... ______________ \ TEMPEST \ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ He isn't hard assuming you've gotten pretty good with the Dash Technique. For now, circle and stay a good distance away from him. When he's not throwing any fireballs at you, take this time to use a Burst Attack while he is using the flamethrower. Do this until you've done about 50% damage. Now, he will strip down to his second form. He can send a myriad of fireballs at you, so I recommend you defend until he stops. Also, now he jumps into the air and tries to squash you flat while shooting some missiles (?). Just keep a move on and don't stop. To pull this off, immediately prepare a Burst attack from a distance right after he lands. Then let him have it the second his head comes out again. Defend other times. It may take a while if you're having trouble with the buttons. Tempest malfunctions and ADA suggests you destroy him. Leo, of course, refuses (since he is a wimp) and ADA questions his motives. Well, you can see the rest of the dialogue yourself. >_< Afterwards, the town will be swarming with enemies. So get a move on and kill them. Find and destroy the squad with pass_javelin to attain your first sub- weapon which can be equipped using the Command Menu. Continue your violent assault against the army of Orbital Frames until they are all dead. Now, whip out your map and locate the local server. You will obtain javelin.drvr which allows you to use Javelins as a sub-weapon. There isn't anything else to do, so head out. ---= Mission 3 =--- Location: TOWN.1 Objective: Avoid any unnecessary battles and move to another area. You don't necessarily avoid battles here. One of the squads possesses the pass_javelin. So do away with them first. Finish off the remaining squads and you may level up. Once that's done, pull out your map and locate the server. Head into the trenches and hook it up with your first sub-weapon: JAVELIN. Equip it if you'd like and head out. ***RESCUE MISSION in TOWN.2*** See Rescue Mission for details. If you choose to skip the Rescue Mission, you should head to FACTORY.1 ---= Mission 4 =--- Location: FACTORY.1 Objective: Obtain the info necessary for mission completion from the local server in FACTORY.1 Upon entering, ADA will give you a few tips and direct you to the squad that possesses the passcode: pass_antilia. They are a Lv. 3 Frame party so it wouldn't be surprising if the battle were tougher. Once vanquished, take your passcode to the local server stationed in the warehouse, near a Metatron Ore. From that server, you will receive antilia.info. Once obtained, exit area. Take out all the squads if you are in the mood. If not, leave the area and be on your way. When back on the Antillia (global screen), ADA will go in-depth on your ultimate mission. Your mission is to deliver Jehuty to the transportaion ship, the Atlantis. From there, Jehuty will be transported to Mars for a major war. Again, watch the dialogue yourself to understand it better. ***RESCUE MISSION in TOWN.1*** See Rescue Missions for details. If you've chosen to skip the rescue mission, you should head to CITY.1 ---= Mission 5 =--- Location: CITY.1 Objective: Move to CITY.1 where the colony shaft is located and destroy the EPS relay block. On your arrival, you will notice a greenish energy shield along the center of the area. You can't go through the energy field, so space is limited. Now, ADA informs you that you don't have the proper weapon to destroy the colony shaft with. If you want, you can fight whatever enemy squads you can attract with your lock-on mode. The enemies here tend to be tougher. Other than that, there's nothing else to do. Check your MISSION on the Command Menu to find your new objective: Find long-distance bullet weapon necessary to destroy the relay block. The weapon isn't lying around anywhere nearby, so head out. ***HEAD TO TOWN.2*** ---= Mission 6 =--- Location: TOWN.2 Objective: Destroy the Porters in TOWN.2 and obtain the hidden item. In TOWN.2, you'll find that the enemies have returned and are in greater numbers. You'll also receive a message from ADA stating that there is a "vector trap" in the area and in order to disclose the item, you must destroy all the Porters in TOWN.2, like said in the mission's objective. Before that, however, kill off all the enemy squads. If you haven't received the Phalanx in the last rescue mission, this is a good time to do so. Anyhoo, seek out and destroy the 6 Porters strewned throughout the area. If you are having trouble hitting them, use the right analog stick. When that is done, the hidden item will no longer be hidden. Head to the slope where the two downed Frames are, to pick up the Sniper from the red item box. Now that you've found what you've been looking for (SNIPER), you may exit the area, or kill off the remaining enemy squads if you wish. ***HEAD TO CITY.1*** ---= Mission 7 =--- Location: CITY.1 Objective: Use the newly obtained SNIPER and destroy the EPS relay block in CITY.1 Now that you have the right weapon to the destroy the EPS relay block with, hover to the revolving platform in the middle of the tower. Watch as the white dots go by and read the pattern. Start blowing them up, one by one, until they have all been destroyed. The green energy field should disappear then. Annihilate the squads and the squad leader holding pass_geyser. With that, go on over to local server to obtain the geyser.drvr program! Mission accomplished! Move out to the Global Stage. ***HEAD TO EPS.1*** ---= Mission 8 =--- Location: EPS.1 Objective: Destroy the power supply facility of EPS.1 and EPS.2 If you'd like you can go to EPS.2 first to receive a few passcodes and an Item, but you can't get any further than that. So it is better off starting at EPS.1. Upon entering, notice the huge satelite dish at the top of the steppes. Make your way over there by battling the baddies around the area. Once you get to the satelite, you find out that you cannot destroy it in this situation. ADA tells you to look for an underground passageway leading to the emergency back-up EPS supply. Proceed to sweep the enemy squads of the area and destroy all the Porters to receive pass_halberd. Pick up the halberd.drvr program from the server and pull out your map to find an underground passage. On your map, look for white arrows. That usually indicates there is an underground passage somewhere. Go there. Underground, just follow the corridor. Keep moving in the same direction. You will have fights in almost every room, so be vigilant. Once you reach the generator room, hover in front of the generator and blow up the core with a Burst attack. Once done, backtrack and head back out. **ON THE GLOBAL STAGE** On the global stage, you will notice a question mark (?) next to CITY.1. At this point, your curiosity should get the best of you. So fly to and enter CITY.1. Here you will find a new sub-weapon (without using any programs), the Mummy. Mummy revitalizes Jehuty's health slowly, while depleting its "ammo." DO NOT use the Mummy unless you really need to. ***HEAD TO EPS.2*** ---= Mission 9 =--- Location: EPS.2 Objective: Destroy the emergency EPS generator of ESP.2 Likewise, this area is very similar to EPS.1. Take out the squads and look for the underground passage. In the tunnel, you will find that you cannot go any further since there is an energy field blocking the way. ADA informs you that you will have to find another way. Turn around and leave. As you leave, 3 higher level Cyclops will come and greet you. Take them out to receive the passcode: pass_control1. Now leave the area. ***HEAD TO TOWN.1*** ---= Mission 10 =--- Location: TOWN.1 Objective: Find the necessary module to get past the EPS.2 energy field. In TOWN.1, you will find the second of the "control" passcodes to unlock your next server. Most the enemies in the area will be tough, if you are at lower levels. Find the squad with the passcode and pulverize them to receive pass_control2. The Mummyheads in the area are especially annoying, since they have a new beam cannon attack. It can't be blocked, it will pierce through your shields like a knife in butter. To keep them from using that attack, keep firing at them while you rush toward them to deliver a few nasty pokes in the stomach (cue Pilsbery DoughBoy). When you've obtained the passcode, leave the area. ***HEAD TO EPS.1*** The squads are back! Arggh! You can choose to kill them or not. Either way, head back to the underground passage and go all the way until you hit the intersection. Make a right, and access the local server to receive rap_ctrl.drvr. With this baby, you can now control uncontrolled Raptors. Backtrack, and leave the area. ***HEAD TO TOWN.2*** The Raptor you are looking for is on the downhill slant, where you found the Sniper. You can find more Sniper ammo at the same place. Next to the Sniper box is the Raptor you want. Approach it to trigger ADA's AI system. She will then send it to EPS.2 on auto-pilot. Once it arrives, you will get to experience being the bad guy! ---= Mission 11 =--- Location: EPS.2 Objective: Destroy the emergency EPS generator of EPS.2 You are now playing as a common Raptor. Face it, your Frame sucks. So try to avoid any battles. Period. Unless you happen to be highly skilled at using a Raptor. You may be good with Jehuty, but Jehuty and Raptors are two completely different types of Frames. Anyhoo, avoid the enemies and make your way to the tunnel in one piece. Again, you will encounter battles in some rooms. Take the fork in the tunnel, to obtain Detector from the local server. Destroy all the former invisible Porters to disclose a Metatron Ore. Don't use it if you don't need it. Now, continue your journey deeper into the tunnel until you reach a dead end. Use a Burst attack to blast a hole in the wall and go on. You will reach another generator room. Do the same thing to it as you did with the other one. After, you will lose control of the Raptor and you will switch back to Jehuty. ***HEAD TO MOUNTAIN.1*** ---= Mission 12 =--- Starting Location: TOWN.2 Objective: Move to MOUNTAIN.1 and meet up with the Atlantis. As you make your way to Mountain.1 a sudden cannon shot blasts you out of the sky. What the?! That wasn't very nice at all... ***RESCUE MISSION in TOWN.3*** See Rescue Mission for details. ---= Mission 13 =--- Location: PARK.2 Objective: Avoid battle with large Orbital Frame located ahead and move to another area. A boss fight?? No! Just a friendly, neighborly welcome just to let you know he's here. Obviously, there is no way in hell you can beat that thing. Not now anyway. No matter how hard you try you will die every time. Think I'm BSing? Fine go ahead and try. Anyhoo, for the people who believe me, leave the area if you know what's good for you. ***RESCUE MISSION in CITY.2*** See Rescue Mission for details. If you choose to skip the rescue misison, head to FACTORY.2 **CURRENT EVENTS** A virus of somesort has somehow sneaked into Jehuty's AI system and has incapacitated Jehuty of it's health. Oh the horror! What to do?? Don't bother using Metatron Ores, as they won't work. Just head to the factory and you will find out soon enough. ---= Mission 14 =--- Location: FACTORY.2 Objective: Find the program in FACTORY.2 necessary for the repair of ADA. When you enter, take a look at Jehuty's health bar. You'll notice that his life meter is nearly depleted. One hit and you'll die. Plus, to make matters worse, the area is swarming with enemies. So a good idea is to stay low and avoid them. The Metatron Ore won't work at the this point, so ignore that for now. Pull out your map and look for an underground passage. Remember to stay low as you make your way the tunnel entrance. Once underground, just follow the corridor and you will eventually reach a circular room. In the center of the room is a local server, but there is an enemy there to welcome you. Make sure you don't get hurt. It's not difficult, as the enemy Frame is a Lv.1 Raptor. Afterwards, the enemy Frame will drop pass_vaccine. Now you can get the vaccine from the local server below. Service Jehuty and ADA and all functions will return to normal. Now you're ready to kick some butt! Leave and go back out. Note: The other local server will need two passcodes for it to unlock. Until you find those passcodes, ignore it. You can choose to, or not to, fight the enemy squads here. Either way, leave FACTORY.2. ***RESCUE MISSION in CITY.1*** See Rescue Missions for details. **ON THE GLOBAL STAGE** EPS.1 has a question mark (?) next to its marker. So stop by to pick up some Mummy and Sniper ammo. When done with everything, fly to CITY.2 ---= Mission 15 =--- Location: CITY.2 Objective: Find the module necessary to avoid the laser attacks of the large Orbital Frame in PARK.1 In the city, destroy each of the squads to gain experience (if you have the time, or if you are already at a Lv. 8, then you don't need to.), or simply look for the squad with one of the two passcodes you will need. You will receive pass_decoy1. If you are ambitious, destroy all the Porters to receive pass_comet and pick up the Comet driver from the local server. You know the routine. Job finished here, so leave the area. ***HEAD TO TOWN.3*** ---= Mission 16 =--- Location: TOWN.3 Objective: Find the anti-stealth module necessary to defeat the enemy in stealth. When you first enter the town, you will notice that there aren't any enemies around. Well, think again! As you roam around, thinking you can explore the area freely, you are able to get into several battles with...what? Nothing's there! So it seems the enemies are invisible. Although, you can probably see the contour of their Frames, you can't lock-on to them or hurt them. So how the hell do we get out of this predicament? Start by retreating and leaving the area. It's sad, but yes, you have to. On the Global Stage, ADA will explain that the enemies in TOWN.3 are under Stealth mode, which basically means they cannot be seen or touched. What you will need is an anti-stealth module to reverse the effects, allowing you to defeat the enemy squads. To find that, go back to your Raptor friend. ***HEAD TO ESP.2*** ---= Mission 17 =--- Location: ESP.2 Objective: Find the anti-stealth module necessary to defeat the enemy in stealth. Retrace the steps the previously controlled Raptor had taken, and head into underground tunnel again. Keep going until you meet up with the Raptor. You guys will now enter battle. The Raptor will be pretty tough (Lv.6), but it's not too much for you to handle. Once you shut him down, Jehuty will receive the detector.fcmd from him and ADA will install it into Jehuty's system. Ok, backtrack and leave. Once outside again, you will now be able to see Porters. Eliminate all the Porters to receive pass_gauntlet. Then go to the local server to receive the Gaunlet driver. Equip sub-weapon Gauntlet, as it is very effective and useful. Now, switch areas. ***HEAD TO TOWN.3*** ---= Mission 18 =--- Location: TOWN.3 Objective: Find the anti-stealth module necessary to defeat the enemy in stealth. This time, you can kinda see the enemies buzzing around. Enter battle with them and you will find that Jehuty can now lock-on to the enemy. To waste less time, quickly dispose of the squad that has the pass_decoy2 and leave to FACTORY.2. ***HEAD TO FACTORY.2*** In FACTORY.2, return to the tunnel and claim your prize from the formerly locked local server. Now you should have decoy.drvr in your possession. You have now found what you need to destroy the Orbital Frame in PARK.1. Before heading there, seek and destroy the previously invisible Porters in the factory to pick up some Decoy ammo, 5 to be exact. Five should suffice. Now change area and fly to PARK.1 to face your next boss. ***HEAD TO PARK.1*** *Before entering, equip Decoy to your sub-weapon slot. ---= Mission 19 =--- Location: PARK.1 Objective: Destroy the large Orbital Frame in PARK.1 I hope you've equipped Decoy as your sub-weapon prior to this. If not, do it now! After the dialogue, prepare to face... _____________ \ TYRANT \ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ He's got to be the biggest boss you'd have to face in this game. But size does not matter here; survival does! Waste no time in delivering your first blow to the big guy with a Burst attack. Avoid his lasers and aim for the head. When you see a red CAUTION! beacon, quickly summon a Decoy so Tyrant will focus on that while you recover. If not otherwise, you will DIE! While, he tries to register what has just happened, quickly give him a Burst attack or two. The least number of Decoys you will have to use is 2, if you don't dawdle behind. Once you've dealed about 50% damage, he will transform into a second form: a small battleship. He is now deadlier, so be very careful. Plus, do away with your Decoy and equip Gauntlet instead. Focus your attention on avoiding his charges and do not attempt to hurt him with any attacks just yet. Once he stops to send out some missiles or whatever, let him have it with a Burst attack (two if you have the knack). Continue this method until he dies. This is a time-consuming battle; be patient and you will win. Yay! You won (I hope)! Leo will ask ADA if she will destroy this Frame. ADA will say if she did, would Leo let her, but Leo refuses again. This time, she understands, but will continue to say his actions are illogical. Blah. After the dialogue, change area and head out. **ON THE GLOBAL STAGE** Notice that PARK.1 has a question marker (?) next to it. Return to PARK.1 and in the center of the area is a Mummy. I really hope you haven't used up any Mummy's yet, because the going is about to get fairly rough. You will need every Mummy you can get. ***HEAD TO MOUNTAIN.1*** On your way to MOUNTAIN.1, Elena will contact you and revise your mission. The whole story will be unveiled here. Well, most of it anyway. So I will let you see for yourself, but your new goal now is to meet up with ThunderHeart in the Warehouse and to get there, you must go through the mountains. Watch the cutscene and enter. ---= Mission 20 =--- Location: MOUNTAIN.1 Objective: Fly through the gully on the mountain slope and get from the dam to the warehouse area. In his area, there will be multiple unexpected enemy encounters, so be very aware of your surroundings. Since it is an enclosed area, it is a good time to put the Geysers into use. Remember you cannot escape from these battles, so sack up and face it. At the first fork, ignore the side road and continue upstream along the river. You will battle along the way. Not to worry, as there are surplus Metatron Ores strewned throughout the mountain region. Go all the way, and pick up the pass_bounder from one of the squads you will encounter. When you reach the dam area, access the local server to receive bounder.drvr. Woohoo! Equip that if you want to. Go back to the first fork and this time, take the side road. Eliminate the enemies that are in your way. Pick up some ammo while you're at it. At the end, go through the already damaged wall, and blow another hole on the opposite wall. Proceed upstream and snag the ammo from the item box there. Look for the weak point on the wall, using either your map, or until ADA notifies you. Either way, blast it away and press on. In the new area, take a look at your map and choose the route where you can pick up several treasures. Either path is fine, and they both connect to the same path. At the end of the path, you should have a surplus supply of sub- weapon ammunition. When you're ready, go through the entrance to the warehouse. You will be prompted an option to save or not. I recommend you save because there is a boss ahead. ---= Mission 21 =--- Location: MOUNTAIN.1 Objective: Destroy the large Orbital Frame in MOUNTAIN.1 Get ready 'cause things are about to get down! _____________ \ NEBULA \ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This boss is tough. This boss fight is going to take a little longer than the previous one because there aren't as many opportunities to attack Nebula than there were with Tyrant. Give it your all, while he is still in his first form. Nebula tends to fly behind the mountain tops and then surprise you with his beams and missiles. To avoid this, a good idea is to dance around him until he pauses for a moment. When this happens, let him have it with your good 'ol Burst attacks. Repeat this pattern until he shifts to his second form. Not good. Dodge all this attacks. Keep a move on and you won't suffer as much damage. Avoid and defend his every attack, until he ceases all attacks and hovers around. Take this opportunity, to Burst attack him. Slash, hack, whatever, just hurt him. When he starts moving again, return to the defensive until he stops again. Repeat this method. It's slow, but it works. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Seeing that he is the toughest boss in the whole game. I've accepted multiple strategies to whoop his ass. Here they are: Phalanx: For the 3rd big boss you can use the phalanx to do a lot of damage when the boss sits there and exposes his tail to fire. It makes the fight much faster. Thanks to Thad When fighting Nebula, wait for him to yell "Die!" and send the barrage of discs toward you. If you sit directly, and I mean directly, facing him you won't get hit. You have a good ten to fifteen seconds to equip Mummy and regain around half your life. Thanks to lthial In the Boss fight with Nebula, after he transforms if you "Burst" him in the face right after he lands, but before he attacks, you will usually cause him to fall or tip over and expose his tail, so you can cause major damage. This strategy is what helped me beat him. Hope this helps! Thanks to Jeff Fox ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Whew! Wipe the sweat off your forehead and controller. Don't stop now, there are more to come. Jehuty will automatically go into the warehouse. A save prompt will appear. SAVE. A boss fight ahead...well, don't if you feel confident. ---= Mission 22 =--- Location: WAREHOUSE.1 Objective: Meet up with the civilian freighter Atlantis. Guess who came to visit you? Definitely not Santa... ____________ \ NEITH \ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ She is fast! Viola has a tendency to destroy the pillars around you using her own Burst attack. Fortunately, this fight isn't too difficult. Just keep shooting at her while rushing toward her, then slash her a couple times with the saber. "Gauntlet" her if she starts to rush at you, or just keep using Gauntlet on her to beat her the easy way. Don't bother switching to Decoy when the CAUTION! beacon appears. A small sequence will ensue here. Afterwards, continue your battle. Just remember to slash and bash her to her death. To dodge her attacks, simply dash wildly around her and counter with an attack of your own. A lengthy cinema will ensue following the battle. This is the time, to take a restroom break (if you want), or just kick back and sip some coffee (or hot choclate, whichever you prefer), and watch the long cinema. Do I need to spoil it for you? Nahh... ---= Mission 23 =--- Location: HUB.1 Objective: Meet up with the civilian freighter Atlantis. Sadly, the hub is your last area of the game (have some kleenex ready). Your task here is to find and deactivate the several bombs planted in the hub. ADA will search for the bombs, while you fly around. While she is searching, kill _all_ the enemies before she finds one, or before the timer runs out when she does find one. To find it quicker, just tap the lock-on button (L2) repeatedly until you lock-on to the bomb. If you happen to get hit while you are deactivating the bomb, the bomb will explode, inflicting major damage to you. So be careful! When all the bombs have been deactivated, Viola will return with her new Frame, Zombie Neith. It's pretty much the same, except it has a pile of rocks (??) as arms. Last legitimate boss fight (!!!)! Note- I probably forgot to mention this, but to deactivate the bombs, press the Circle button on your controller, like when you want to grab and throw an enemy. Do this to a bomb, but do NOT let go of the button until the timer counts down to Zer0. Otherwise, the bomb will explode on you dealing mega damage. You'll need dozens of band-aids then. Ouch. ___________________ \ ZOMBIE NEITH \ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Ok, she's back and meaner than your last encounter with her. But she is still not too difficult. Her long-range attacks have become varied and more lethal. Viola likes to use Bounder and several of her Burst attacks, which have become quite a pain. To pull this off, go head-to-head with her. Close and personal. Then HACK AWAY! There's no use trying to use your long-range Burst attack, as she can counter it quickly with her rapid shots. The best strategy is to just rush in and slash her with your multiple sword attack. Stay on the move at _all_ times and you should have no problems. Eventually, her energy will be wasted and she will finally die. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Here is an alternate strategy(s) submitted by a reader(s). 1. Use Phalanx as sub-weapon 2. When the battle starts, dash toward him. 3. When Neith is in phalanx's range, tap the O to burst some phalanx while still moving toward him. (Neith will guard) 4. Then once near, instead of bursting Phalanx, it will grab Zombie Neith and just throw it. Once thrown repeat procedure 3 and 4 till it dies. Thanks to Yungyung I found it easier to simply stay far back and fling comets at her I took almost no damage and had her beat in about 2 minutes Thanks to [email protected] ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Watch as a bomb explodes nearby and blasts her through the viewing window. A long, long dialogue will take place. You can watch it yourself and find out all you want to know about Viola, as she confides with Leo. After the long cut-scene, ADA will detect an unknown presence behind Jehuty. Jehuty turns around and...*gasps* it's another Orbital Frame. ADA tells you that this is Anubis, another "type" of Jehuty. She also says that you two are not destined to meet yet (whatever that means). So get ready, as this is your LAST, LAST boss battle! ____________ \ ANUBIS \ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Ok, this battle is IMPOSSIBLE to win. However, that is the purpose of this battle. You are not supposed to win, but DO NOT die. Anubis can teleport all over the place and it is impossible to even lay a finger on him. If you do, you can't hurt him. He will just teleport in front of you and attempt to grab you. Dash out of the way before he can do anything damaging! Continue this until Elena finally contacts you. Afterwards, you will be back in the battle. For the remainder of the battle, just avoid his threatening attacks. After a while, the game will completely take over. Ok, this is the end. The ending and credits will follow. Yes, that's it. Live with it. =P ***HUGE SPOILER*** The Atlantis blows a hole in the hub, allowing Jehuty to escape. Jehuty flies over to the Atlantis and arrives safely in the hanger. Elena confirms that Celvice is safe and that your mission is complete. Hooray! Leo and ADA will have a conversation. Leo will ask ADA what she will do after Atlantis sends Jehuty to Mars. ADA responds that she will participate in a war against the Frames on Mars. She will send Jehuty deep into enemy territory and self- destruct. Upon knowing this, Leo immediately forbids ADA to do this and he tries to disuade her. But ADA will tell him that she was created for this purpose and how can she feel anything when she has no life (sounds kinda funny here, but that's what she said). This ending may not be entirely accurate, but it's a quick and dirty paragraph I've slapped together so don't complain. Well, enjoy the ending theme and goooodbyye! ---Characters--- Yeah, I know I should put this section before the walkthrough, but this is my FAQ and I can do whatever I want. So that will change in this revolutionary document where sections get to be anywhere! Ha! XP Ahem. Anyway, here is the cast of the characters you will meet (or in this case already met) and learn to love as your game progresses... Leo STENBUCK Age: 14 Height: 5'4" Weight: 120 lbs Leo is obviously the main character of the game and also the reluctant pilot of Jehuty. He is a resident on the Jupiter-orbiting space colony: the Antillia. Leo had been relentlessly dragged into the war after he had been trying to escape the horrors of the battle. Jehuty and he have met "accidentally." Leo stumbled onto Jehuty's cockpit by accident, trying to run away from everything. Surprisingly, Leo was able to control Jehuty and win his first battle with the giant machine. Now he finds out that he is the only one who can save his home from the ZOE's... ADA Age: N/A Height: N/A Weight: N/A ADA is an advanced computerized system installed into Jehuty's frame. ADA can speak her mind (if she has one) and offer helpful suggestions in defeating the enemy. Without ADA, Jehuty cannot function properly, as proven later on in the game. She and Leo constantly debate whether or not, ADA should destroy the downed Orbital Frames. Although, she cannot feel any human emotions, she grows to understand Leo as they continue their mission together. Celvice KLEIN Age: 14 Height: 5'0" Weight: 90 lbs Celvice is Leo's neighborly friend. She works as a volunteer for the church; caring for and looking after orphans. She's a very kind-hearted and a devoted girl. Her parents had both died while trying to emigrate to the Antillia, leaving her alone to care for herself. Celvice plays the role of the heroine of the game. While trying to escape from an air raid in her town, Leo comes to her aid and offers his hand. Celvice climbs aboard Jehuty and realizes that she has now been dragged into the conflict. She helps whenever she can to help Leo bring Jehuty to the civilian cargo ship, the Atlantis. Although, it doesn't say that she and Leo like each other, the game gives good indications that they do. Viola Age: 22 Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lbs Viola is the female fiend of the game. She may not look it, but she is one nasty person. Cross her bad side, and you will get smacked! Viola, cynical and perpetuous, meets Leo for the first time during a patrolling routine. Immediately, Viola officially proclaims Leo as her ultimate rival after Leo kicked her butt. She is a pilot of the ZOE military and rides the Orbital Frame, Neith. Reckless and daring, Viola constantly seeks her grave on the Battlefield, where she belongs. Rock THUNDERHEART Age: ??? Height: ??? Weight: ??? First pilot of the civilian transport vessel, Atlantis. Rock won't let anything get in his way while he tries to capture the ultimate Orbital Frame, Jehuty. Rock seeks help from Leo, who seems to be the only one able to control the monster. He often thirsts for adventure and his task to obtain Jehuty seems to be the only exciting anecdote that will ever happen to him. Elena WEINBERG Age: ??? Height: ??? Weight: ??? Second pilot of the civilian transport vessel. Like Rock, she too would like to capture Jehuty. Elena persuades Leo to help them transport Jehuty to them. Leo refuses at first, but eventually gives in on the account of his home Being at the verge of destruction. Elena is a kind person and tends to think things through more rationally than Rock does. _________________________ \ \ \ GENERAL PLAYING TIPS \ \________________________\ For the Basic Gamer... #1: When fighting enemies, take out the lower or equal levels of enemies first before moving on to more competitive enemies. #2: Level up as much as you can! Although the max level you can reach is a level 8, make sure you are proficient enough alongside the enemies, or you will get squashed! #3: Use Metatron Ores sparingly. You cannot use any recovery items during combat (besides the Mummy), unless the enemy drops a Repair or you've destroyed the whole squad to obtain a Metatron Ore. Otherwise, save it until you _really_ need it. #4: Learn to master dash attacks and burst attacks. Learn when to use it and how to use it effectively. Enemies with at a lv. 4 or higher tend to be evasive, so you have to be quick to get around their defense and pummel them. #5: Whenever there is a question mark next to an area's name while patrolling the Antilia (Area outside), be sure to head to that area. You will find the rare Mummy sub-weapon. #6: When in combat, move around like a spoiled little kid. Being agile in this game is the point here. This is a fast-paced game, so don't just stand there and shoot. Rush in if you have to. #7: As said above, move around! There's no reason to just stand there. Especially, against bosses and tougher enemes. You'd get sooo whooped! #8: Cyclops are the most deadliest of the 3 enemy Frames. A good thing to remember is to seclude the Cyclops from the rest of the squad by killing the other quickly. #9: Try not to get surrounded by 10 enemy Frames, yeah? It really gives you headaches afterwards. =/ Just a friendly warning from a fellow gamer. #10: When you are about to do a risky attack (i.e. when Jehuty's health is extremely low). Always remember to use long-ranged attacks. If not, you must have a biiiiig head. =P _______________________ -=----------------------=(-- 03. Miscellaneous --)=--------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ---Programs--- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- | Program: Location: Description: | | | | montior.fcmd Factory.1 Enables the Command Screen and lock | | ----- ----- on ability. | | global.fcmd Factory.1 Area Change becomes available. | | antilia.info Factory.1 EPS system data. Contains info. | |*decoy.drvr Factory.2 Enables Jehuty to summon a replica | | ----- ----- of himself. | |*javelin.drvr Town.1 Enables Jehuty to use Javelins. | |*sniper.drvr Town.2 Enables Jehuty to use Sniper. | |*phalanx.drvr Town.2 Enables Jehuty to use Phalanxs. | |*geyser.drvr City.1 Enables Jehuty to use Geysers. | |*comet.drvr City.2 Enables Jehuty to use Comets. | |*halberd.drvr EPS.1 Enables Jehuty to use Halberds. | | rap_ctrl.fcmd EPS.1 Enables Jehuty to control a Raptor. | |*gauntlet.drvr EPS.2 Enables Jehuty to use Gauntlets. | | detector.fcmd EPS.2 Enables Jehuty to detect invisible | | ----- ----- objects. | |*bounder.drvr Mountain.1 Enables Jehuty to use Bounders. | |*mummy.drvr (Varied) Enables Jehuty to use Mummys. | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * = Signifies that program is a sub-weapon module. -=DETAILED PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS=- monitor.fcmd This program allows the player to activate Jehuty's Command Menu, which is really the player's menu. With the Command Menu available, Jehuty can also use his lock-on ability to target enemies. The player may switch between the opponents. global.fcmd This program activates Jehuty's transportation ability. Jehuty can leave area to head off to a different one via AREA CHANGE on Command Menu. antilia.info This program contains power supply facility info., which ADA uses to locate the EPS energy sources with. decoy.drvr This program enables Jehuty to make a temperary replica of himself to trick the enemy into attacking his clone instead of the real thing. You must have this sub-weapon in order to continue with the game. It is vital against one of the bosses. javelin.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Javelins. Jehuty can throw Javelins at the enemy provided he has enough ammunition. This is Jehuty's first obtainable sub-weapons. sniper.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Sniper. Based on the Earth's model, it's a swell long-ranged weapon. This weapon is needed to continue with the game. It is not recommended that you use this as a sub-weapon during combat. phalanx.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Phalanx. The Phalanx can pump out consecutive shots, much like a machine gun. Of course, you would need enough ammunition to do so. It does fair damage and again is not recommended for usage against Lv.3 or higher enemies. geyser.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Geyser. The Geyser is like a trap of a sort where lasers go off everywhere damaging the nearby enemies. Works best in small areas. comet.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Comet. Comets are huge energy balls that home in on enemies for a time. Has a curvy flight so it's fairly easy for opponents to dodge. halberd.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Halberd. The Halberd is a long energy sword. You cannot move around while the Halberd is out. Press O again to retract it. rap_ctrl.fcmd This program enables Jehuty to control one functionable Raptor. This program is needed to continue with the game. The player will play as the Raptor when controlled; using all of its abilities and attacks. gauntlet.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Gauntlet. This is one of the most effective sub-weapons. Controllable and powerful. This is useful against tougher enemies and bosses. detector.fcmd This program enables Jehuty to detect previously invisible objects. This program is essential in completing the game. bounder.dvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Bounder. The Bounder is probably the most powerful sub-weapon. It's aim is not as good as the gauntlet, making it inferior to it. It's most effective in small areas. mummy.drvr This program enables Jehuty to use sub-weapon Mummy. This is a one-of-a-kind healer sort of thing. It's also the rarest sub-weapon. Mummy can repair any damages, provided you have enough to do so. When Jehuty is using Mummy, fast movement is impossible. If you get damaged, the process will be interrupted. Use this when you really need it. ---Passcodes--- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- | Passcode: Program: | | | | pass_global global.fcmd | | pass_javelin javelin.drvr | | pass_phalanx phalanx.drvr | | pass_antilia antilia.info | | pass_geyser geyser.drvr | | pass_halberd halberd.drvr | | pass_control1 rap_ctrl.fcmd | | pass_control2 rap_ctrl.fcmd | | pass_vaccine vaccine.fcmd | | pass_decoy1 decoy.drvr | | pass_decoy2 decoy.drvr | | pass_comet comet.drvr | | pass_gauntlet gauntlet.drvr | | pass_bounder bounder.drvr | | | -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---Orbital Frames--- In ZOE, the giant mech robots are called Orbital Frames. Throughout the game, you will encounter 3 different types of enemy frames excluding the bosses. -=ADVANCED ORBITAL FRAMES=- JEHUTY (you) Range Weapon: Semi-Phalanx (shoots 3 shots a go) Dash Weapon: -Long- String of energy Shots -Short- Quick Saber swipe Burst Weapon: -Long- Huge energy ball -Short- Powerful 360 degree sword swipe Jehuty is the Orbital Frame you control. It's technology and AI is advanced. When it gets to the higher levels, namely Lv.8, Jehuty can be a mean-blue killing machine, provided the player knows how to use him well. It's mobility is highly notable. NEITH Range Weapon: Semi-Phalanx (shoots 3 shots a go) Dash Weapon: -Long- String of energy Shots -Short- Quick Saber swipe Burst Weapon: -Long- Huge energy ball -Short- Powerful 360 degree sword swipe Neith is Viola's Orbital Frame. It's one of the most powerful existing Orbital Frames. It's power and mobility is equivalent to those of Jehuty's. Neith can get very dangerous when at maximum level. She will be pratically impossible to lay a finger on. TEMEPEST Range Weapon: Shoots waves of fireballs at you Dash Weapon: ??? Burst Weapon: ??? Tempest is one of the tougher enemy Orbital Frames you will have to face. Although, not too great in mobility, it's power can be devastating. Epsecially, if you are too close. To beat him, you would have to take long- ranged shots. TYRANT Range Weapon: ??? Dash Weapon: ??? Burst Weapon: ??? Tyrant is another boss you'd have to face and probably one of the toughest. As his first form, he is extremely slow-moving and only does long-range, but damaging attacks. You would need a certain sub-weapon to be able to get by him. Whereas, his second form, he is quite active. Transformed into a shape of a small ship, Tyrant can knock you around if you don't dodge. NEBULA Range Weapon: ??? Dash Weapon: ??? Burst Weapon: ??? Nebula is just like every other advanced Orbital Frame you meet in the game. Except he has a tendency to hide behind hills and surprise you with a few shots from the back. He can be pretty tough if you're not careful. Other than that he looks ridiculously stodgy. ANUBIS Range Weapon: ??? Dash Weapon: ??? Burst Weapon: ??? **SPOILER** Anubis is basically another "Jehuty." ADA says you two are not "destined" to meet yet. A great setup for the sequel. From the way I see it, Anubis is way more advanced than Jehuty. He looks cooler too. No fair. The battle with Anubis is a real joke; you can't hit him and he can teleport all over the place making him practically impossible to touch. -=BASIC ENEMY ORBITAL FRAMES=- LEVEL: Leveling up, as we all know, is an RPG element. If you've played an RPG, then you'll know what I'm talking about. Levels usually insinuate the level of difficulty for the enemy, and how powerful Jehuty is for yourself. In ZOE, the maximum level is 8. And as you might suspect, the higher the Level, the more powerful you or your foe becomes. Bosses, however, level up with you. Here's a scale on how badass your opponents can become when they are at a certain level: Level 1-2: Basic attacks. Bad AI. Enemies at this level usually let you play with them. =D Level 3-4: Intermediate attacks. Moderate AI. Enemies at this level tend to get more serious. Level 5+: Advanced attacks. Better AI. Enemies at this level get nasty! Watch out! SPECIAL CLASS (S)- Enemy squads marked with "S" indicates that this unit is no pushover. Belonging to the "special" class, these elite groups can pummel you if you're not careful. They generally carry the passcodes. So you will have to deal with them at one point of another. TEAM LEADER (*)- Enemy squads marked with "*" indicates that this unit is no afternoon playtime. They are usually known as the "leader" and are generally harder to take out than the regular encounters. They usually carry valuable items or passcodes. RAPTORS Range Weapon: Semi-Phalanx Dash Weapon: -Long- Javelin, Geyser at higher levels -Short- Quick Saber swipe Burst Weapon: -Long- energy ball that aims at an arc, bounder These are the most common Frames you will have to face. They are generally the easiest of the three types of Frames. At higher levels, they tend to go on the defensive 90% of the time. The trick is to get in there and grab and throw these puppies into something to kill them much quicker. CYCLOPS Range Weapon: N/A Burst Weapon: 4-hit punch combo, punch Dash Weapon: -Long- Charging punch, Haymaker -Short- Uppercut This Frame is probably the toughest to kill. They are comparable to a boxer. They get exceptionally difficult to attack at higher levels. Try not to get surrounded by these guys. You'd be in deep yogurt otherwise. MUMMYHEADS Range Weapon: Phalanx Burst Weapon: retractable Beam cannon Dash Weapon: energy ball While the slowest of the three, it's attack range and power is devastating. They are extremely annoying when you are focused on something other than them. Opposite of the Cyclops, make sure Jehuty stays far away as possible from these guys when they start their beam cannon. It cannot be blocked, and it does some major damage. ---Rescue Missions--- Rescue Missions are completely optional and not needed to complete the game. It merely tests how sagacious you are as a player. Plus, if you actually do do the missions, it will look good on your completion data. =D There are five possible grades: "A" – occurs when you have 100% population and less than 10% of colony building damage. "B" – occurs when you have 100% population and more than 10% of colony building damage. "C" – occurs when you have less than 100% of the population saved. "D" – occurs when you have less than 50% of the population saved. "E" – No one survived; everything destroyed. Tip- I would undoubtedly avoid killing everything in sight. Don't think that just because you are not in battle, the enemies aren't shooting everything. Just a thought to get you started. =D Oh, and remember, once the buildings have been destroyed, they _will_ remain destroyed. Here is a game tip submitted by a reader, he says: "Fly High!!! That's right, The mummy heads all have projectiles that move on a continious path, and flying high will ensure that thier missed shots will end up in the skyline as apposed to buildings." Thanks to [email protected] Another tip submitted by a reader: Sniper: use to shoot at far away enemy squads causing an encounter. They will head for you and stop shooting buildings Thanks to Thad --= Rescue Mission 1 =--- Location: TOWN.2 Being your first rescue mission, this should be fairly simple. To keep the town safe and intact, draw all the enemy units to an area where there aren't any survivors and not as many buildings. When you've done that, focus on taking out the Mummyheads first, as they seem to be keen with shooting wildly everywhere. Next, take out the Raptors, as they also tend to love throwing those Javelins. Save the Cyclops for last sicne they can't do any damage to buildings. Refrain from using any long-range attacks, and just rush them head on. ---= Rescue Mission 2 =--- Location: TOWN.1 They are repetitive aren't they! Unfortunately, your battle with Tempest counts toward your grade here on this rescue mission. In other words, if the buildings went BOOM with Tempest, this will hinder your rescue mission. It will add up quickly. So if you'd like, you can start over and be cautious with Tempest. In this mission, there will be four squads patrolling the area and wrecking havoc. To effectively engage in combat with the enemies without having them throw any attacks at you, stay at a distance, but close enough to lock-on, and lock-on to the enemy. When locked-on, lure the enemy unit to the trenches and mercilessly bash them to oblivion. Apply this method to the remaining squads. If all goes well, you should receive a fairly high grade. Good job. If things go differently than what you wanted them to, stop and try again. These rescue missions are difficult I know, but it takes perserverance and the right attitude. Don't complain to me. =P ---= Rescue Mission 3 =--- Location: TOWN.3 Quote CjayC: "TOWN.3 is another insanely difficult mission until you figure out the secret: Only one squad is actually causing damage in the beginning; all others remain still until you wake them up." You heard the man. Eliminate the moving squad first, then make your way to the river. From there, use your Sniper to attract their attention and they will start to fly towards you. Deal with one squad at a time, so you won't be forced to stray too far from the river. Do this to all the squads you can get from the river until you are left with only one squad to take care of. Now, go and trash the last surviving squad. Muaha! Evvviiilll. ---= Rescue Mission 4 =--- Location: CITY.2 When you do this mission, Jehuty should be infected with the virus. Gah, not good. Remember, one hit and you die. So how in the world are you going to be able to pull this off? There is no universal way to get through this. Make up your own strategy on how to avoid the enemy attacks if you want. But luckily for you, the enemy squads here are all at a measly Lv. 1. So it's not problem right? Well anyhoo, the Metatron Ore won't help, so don't bother. Start off by destroying the nearby squad on your right. Once in combat, start dashing backwards to avoid getting hurt. While doing that, shoot wildly at the Mummyheads, as they are the major threat to you now. If you are far enough, Burst attack them. Do the same for the Raptors and Cyclops. It's too risky to attack them in close combat. Repeat this pattern until all the squads have been confirmed dead. Stay safe and you can't go wrong. ;D ---= Rescue Mission 5 =--- Location: CITY.1 Whew, last one! There is a total of five squads. Go for the ones with the Raptors, as they tend to like attacking the tower instead of you. There are civilians in the tower, so be careful! The Raptors and Mummyheads post the biggest threats, so focus on taking them out first. After the temperary act of genocide, kill off the remaining Cyclops, which shouldn't be too much of a problem for you. Congradulations! You've done all five rescue missions! Pat yourself on the back for being such a good samaritan. No, you don't get anything other than the items you receive while saving the peoples. Expect a nice completion data. _________________________ -=--------------------=(-- 04. Soundtrack List --)=--------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Yay! This section is finally up! I promised you it would be. I thought this section would belong to the Miscellaneous, but I thought--Nahhhh, it's ZOE man! It should have it's own section.--Sorry to say, but I'm still hunting down those lyrics. Sorry! Anyhoo, you should be glad I even have this up! Uh-huh, I'd like to give a thousand thanks to ChangeV for generously listing the songs (C&Ped from a website, but whatever!). If ANYONE knows where I can find the lyrics, or just happen to know them, to "Kiss Me Sunlights", please, please send them to me and I'll give you tons and tons of credit! I probably alrady said "thanks to ChangeV" 10 million times in here already. You're name could be here too! =) Read the FAQ section if you want to know a little-teeny more about the soundtrack. =) Enjoy! ZONE OF THE ENDERS Original Soundtrack (KMCA98) 001: Title (The Origin) 002: introduction 003: Leo Stenbuck (break out) 004: Factory (Vivid Transparency) 005: VR (The Fourth Dimension) 006: flowing destiny (piano arrange) 007: Global 1 (Forever And Ever) 008: Are you alright, Celvice ? 009: Boss (neves) 010: Celvice! This way, quickly ! 011: Residential Block (S02) 012: A Light with a name of HOPE (piano arrange) 013: Radar (pandemonium) 014: Global 2 (virus) 015: City(THE EARTH LIGHT) 016: Mountain (Who Can Read The Future? ) 017: Rock Thunderheart (function) 018: A Light with a name of HOPE (protect me) 019: You need this done to you. 020: flowing destiny (resolution) 021: Ada (promise) 022: flowing destiny (memories) 023: Neith (Risky) 024: Viola (silent death) 025: Anubis (impossible) 026: Jehuty will self-destruct ? 027: flowing destiny -- Ending Theme 1 028: KISS ME SUNLIGHTS -- Opening Theme 029: A Light with a name of HOPE -- Ending Theme 2 / Celvice's Theme Thanks and more thanks to ChangeV. =D This message is directed to ChangeV: If by some chance, you are reading this, I couldn't e-mail you about it mostly because you're e-mail was not listed. But if you want me to take your name or whatever off, I'd be glad to. Thanks a bunch. (Lyrics coming soon!) _____________________________ -=------------------=(-- 05. Contact Information --)=------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ---Simple E-mail Policy--- If you have any further questions concerning the game, or as to why stealing is bad contact me via e-mail. I will accept any type of mail including criticism, add-ons, corrections, tips, suggestions, weird comments, etc. I will NOT accept threats of any kind and never, never send any perverted comments you perverts! And as always, you will be credited for your delightful opinions and such. Please subject your mail so I know what the deal is. If not, it will be DELETED. Also please use proper English with correct grammar and such. It annoys me when people tYpE lIkE dIs. That's a no-no. If your English is just horrible and I can't understand a thing you said, then it'll have to be deleted sorry. If you have AIM, feel free to drop me a line if I happen to be online. I also have ICQ, but I rarely use it. If, however, you have e-mailed me and you have NOT gotten a reply for a few days now and you don't know what the hell you did wrong, there may be several logical reasons for this. It will most likely be one of the reasons listed below. 1. Your e-mail was probably ignored due to the irrelevant content and/or ambiguity. In other words, be more specific. Don't give vague information (ex: "How do I get the thingie on the wall?") That's a big no-no. Use this outline: -Name of the game -Site you found this FAQ on -Blah blah
-Add a thanks 2. If you've asked a question that has already been covered in the guide, but you are too damn lazy to look. Your e-mail has most likely been ignored. 3. I'm probably not able to get online and check my mail for the following reasons: 1.) My computer is broken 2.) I have been grounded 3.) I don't feel like it. 4. You've sent an e-mail in another language. It's annoying. I've gotten quite a few of those. 5. You've probably asked a question for an entirely different game that I've never heard the likes of, or have ever written a FAQ for. How on earth did you get me e-mail address anyway?! 6. You have probably been rude. Actually, if you were extremely rude, I would probably reply to your e-mail swearing you off the planet. Not really, but it depends. 7. My responses to e-mails have gotten extremely limited. Please don't nag about it if you don't get a reply. 8. I have a social life too. Please be patient. Thank you very much! ^_^ But, however, you have not recieved a reply back for weeks and weeks to come, and it did not land on anything listed above, then send the e-mail again (provided it was a question not answered in the guide.). I probably did not recieve it. ---Contact Clients--- GameFAQs board: Adrenaline E-mail address(s): [email protected] MSN Messanger: same as e-mail address AIM: globaLX eniGma ICQ: 70967247 This is getting ridiculous. I am constantly being IMed, but that's not what bothers me. What bothers me is that certain ignorant people (quite a large number at that) keep IMing me for no apparent reason and end up asking me how the hell I got on their buddy list. This is getting stupid. If you're going to add me to your list, please note it so it would save you and me the trouble of clearing up this misunderstanding. Don't mistaken me for someone else. The AIM, MSN Messanger, and ICQ names have been created for the sole purpose of welcoming readers of my FAQs. There is no possible way you could have gotten this anywhere else. ---To Webmasters--- I don't think some webmasters even bother to read this, read it well before e-mailing me. I also have a new rule: if you decide to take any future FAQs (old or new), please let me know beforehand! It's not plausible to assume that you can take all my FAQs just because I've given you permission to use _one_ of my FAQs. So now, please ask me before taking _any_ of my FAQs. Period. Let my usual paragraphs continue...=P I've already received some e-mails from webmasters asking for permission to use my FAQs on their site. I will allow this, so long you ask me (politely) and give the URL of your website. Your website must be "real." By this, I mean you get over 50 hits per day and you own a .com, .net, .org or whatever domain. Keep the URL simple, so it'd be easier to remember. If I'm happy with it, then you are granted the permission to use my FAQ, but don't assume, I will notify you through e-mail. Anything from this FAQ and the FAQ itself MUST be fully credited to me! If not, otherwise, I will be forced to take legal action. This guide may not be stolen under penalty of ...uh...death, or something. The FAQ must remain updated! I also ask that if I ever e-mail you requesting that you remove my FAQ, you will comply with my request. The only site that has the privilege of not having to ask me for permission is GameFAQs.com. Thanks for your attention. _____________________ -=----------------------=(-- 06. Legal Stuff --)=----------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This document is (c) 2001 AdrenalineSL All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole and in part in any form. Playstation 2 and Playstation 2 logos are registered trademarks of Sony, Inc. Zone of the Enders is registered trademark of Konami. You may download the file through a web browser onto a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not permit anyone else to modify the file or use it for any commercial purpose, display, performance, sale or rental. It absolutely cannot be decompiled, disassembled, modified, or create derivative works based on the documentation in whole or in part. Do not remove any copyrights. Information on this document is copyrighted to proprietary material to S. Lee and may not be reproduced, published, modified, copied, uploaded, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the author's prior written permission. The author does grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, or trademarks. Entire contents of this document may not be reproduced in any form. Remember kids only you can prevent forest err...plagiarism is naughty! Stephanie Lee is in no way related to Sony Entertainment of America or any of its affiliates, any other console gaming software, development, marketing, distributor, or any of that. Zone of the Enders and all characters are registered trademarks of Sony. The author makes no claims to the creation of these. If you have any errors or inaccuracies to report, contact the author. ---FAQ Holders--- GameFAQs --- http://www.gamefaqs.com NeoSeeker --- http://www.neoseeker.com Psxcodez --- http://www.psxcodez.com CheatCC --- http://www.cheatcc.com InsidePS2Games --- http://www.insideps2games.com Gameshark --- http://www.gameshark.com Happypuppy --- http://www.happypuppy.com Game-place --- http://www.game-place.com ATTENTION: I will not allow any more sites to post this FAQ. Thank you. ____________________________________ -=---------------=(-- 07. Frequently Asked Questions --)=--------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Yep, if you haven't guessed already this is where all the questions my fellow viewers have been asking me over and over again. More commonly known as Frequently Asked Questions. After hoarding numerous questions of the same thing; I've decided to put here- the most frequently asked questions! I have rounded up all the hints, suggestions, questions, you name 'em I've received and added them here! Therefore, you could refer to this section before turning to your last resort; emailing me. There is a high chance that your question may be listed and answered here. If not, and only then, you can e- mail me. If you want to add anything give me a holler and I'll be happy to put it here! Let's get started! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: What the hell is that logo thingie at the bottom of this page? A: The hell that thingie at the bottom of this page is the album cover of the Deftone's CD: Adrenaline. That was the name of their first album and my alias just happens to be named after it. So I thought it would be nice to make a logo for myself and to "brand" my FAQ. Ok, if you can't really tell what it is, it's a sea shell of some sort. That's pretty much it. The other reason for adding the thing is to take up a little space. Mwaha! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: What is the name of the song called at the beginning of the game? A: If you mean, the opening movie with the song (duh...), then it is called "Heart of Air (Kiss Me Sunlights)." Not sure who sang the song though, but I will have you updated at a moment's notice! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Where can I find extra Decoy Ammo? A: You can't except from the ones you get. You don't need that much anyway, since you'll really need it only once in the game. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Where can I find the driver for the "unknown" item? A: Unfortunately, this question can't be answered. An unknown item can be _any_ type of sub-weapon. Usually, this occurs when you have received ammunition for the weapon, but you have not yet obtained the proper .drvr program to put it to use. Until you find the .drvr program for that unknown, it will remain as an unknown. I cannot tell you where to "find" it. You'd have to look through the program list and scout out which you haven't found yet. Phooey. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Why can't I get higher than a level 8??? A: That's the way it is. Live with it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: I'm getting beaten up baaaaad! Any advice? A: Yes, go to someone who cares. This is a guide to help you get through the game, not the national game tip hotline. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: How do I unlock the two remaining Orbital Frames and levels? A: When you beat the game for the first time, you will notice that there are two additional spaces for the Orbital Frames and levels in the Versus mode. To fill in those holes, beat the game a second time either by beating Zombie Neith again from a saved file, or starting the game all over again. Save the second completion data and Voila! The holes are filled by the Single-Sword Raptor and Zombie Neith. The two extra levels are the Warehouse and the Hub. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: I've been hearing rumors that there IS a second ending. Not just a Different ending theme, but a completely different ending! Is this true? A: I have not confirmed this myself, but I have been brought to the attention of a reader who have tested this and say that this is true. Thanks to [email protected], he says: "In order to do this, you must destroy everything, EVERYTHING. Cars, buildings, signs, highways, survivors, everything must be destroyed by Jehuty. The game will be much shorter, destory everything and after defeating Tempest (the Park boss), ADA will say that there is no reason to fight anymore for some reason. Proof is also in the forums of www.zoneofenders.com." Author's Note- Now about the Park's boss...his name is Tyrant. Just thought I'd say something so you people won't get confused. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: How long does this game usually take to beat? A: I've seen this question numerous times on the message boards. Depending on the player, it can take up to 6-7 hours, 8 hours at the most, and 4-5 hours at the very least. Honestly people, this isn't a 40+ hour RPG. It's a mech game for crying out loud. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Is this game difficult? A: You actually get to choose the level of difficulty when starting a new game. So you might want to take that into consideration. It also really depends on the player's proficiency. If you can learn fast, then this is a pushover for you (unless you're on Very Hard mode). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: What are "Enders"? A: I would think they are the last remaining survivers on Earth. Floundering and stuff, ya know? ;P -- I have just been corrected by a reader. Let him tell you what it is. =P Thanks to [email protected], he says: "The proper description for these are the humans living at the very end of civilisation. I quote from the manual of the game: "This term refers to persons living in the farthest reaches of space. It has the connotation of "country bumpkin". From Eart's point of view this is everyone living beyond Mars. For those on Mars, this term refers to anyone living in the Jupiter block." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Is there ANY way to beat that Anubis dude?? A: Apparantly, there isn't. You'd probably have to wait for the sequel to be able to kick his butt. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: On the back of the box, it says Missions Change when you replay the game. Is this true? A: Hm, I think that for the most part, there will be a different number of enemies. But when it comes to complete mission changes, then no. The back of the box is lying. =P ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Can I play as Anubis? He really kicks hard! A: No. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: IS there any way I can use Anubis as a player? A: No, probably not unless you use a GameShark Code. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Are you sure?? A: YES!!!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Where can I find the ZOE Original Soundtrack? Ahhhh! A: On the net obviously. Try gamemusic.com, animenation.net, or e-bay.com or your local import store. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: What's this I hear about this ZOE special edition package? Where can I find it and how much would it be? A: Please read my Premium Package section. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: I can't find the ZOE OST anywhere!!! Help! A: Of course you can't, it's not even out yet. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Please fill me in on the details then!! A: It seems that there are many people who loves the intro song, and the in- game music. So I would suggest buying the Soundtrack, which has a retail price of 2,427¥. Roughly $20 US. However, the soundtrack won't be out until April 25th, so we still have a long while to go. In the meantime, stop asking. =P Specific details are unknown. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: This game sucks!! It's too short!! A: Ah yes, cruelty at its best. =P ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: How old are you? A: For some reason, I get this question a lot. I really don't want to answer this question specifically, as there are a some total nuts out there. Let us just say I'm still young and growing. ;) hint*- high school. Ohhhhhhh. I don't want to hear this question anymore. It bothers me. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: I heard there's a rumor that there's an extra mission on Mars. Is this true? A: Not unless you re-programmed the game to have this extra mission, then no, it is far from the truth. I saw your eyes light up. =P ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Do you know the lyrics to "Kiss Me Sunlights"? A: Yes, I keep it in my head all the time! I don't want to share it with any of you! Muahaha! But seriously, if it's not here, then I don't know. I'm as curious and clueless as you are. But it'd be quite helpful if _you_ knew the lyrics. No point in keeping it pent-up inside. I know you want your 15 minutes of fame. >=) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- C'mon people ask questions! Be a man! Be a woman! Be a gamer! There is no purpose for this if you don't ask questions. No matter how dumb you feel when you ask it, I won't laugh at you (actually depends on the question). You know there won't be a Frequently Asked Question section any longer if this keeps up! Get on with it! Ask away! Stop complaining and start asking INTELLIGENT questions and questions that are not covered in the guide. _______________________________ -=----------------=(-- 08. What We Want in ZOE 2 --)=------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ If you haven't seen the ending yet, you wouldn't know that the ending was a great setup for a sequel. For those of you who have seen it, you'd know what I'm talking about. Konami would have to be crazy not to make a sequel because then the ending would be meaningless and incomplete. There have been no such information on a sequel yet, but we can only hope. For all I know the game could be called ZOB, Zone of the Beginners (just a joke), who knows. But we ZOE fans have been clamoring for new features and longer game play! Here, we can discuss what we would want in ZOE 2. New additional features: - How about being able to create your own Orbital Frame on the Versus Mode. but not in Story mode, that will just kill the main purpose of the story. In creating your own OF, we can choose the type of Frame, color, head, arms, weapons, and we can adjust its ability. Like the Armored Core 2 mech creation engine, but not too much like it. - Maybe a longer game overall. A standard 8-9 hours is good. That way, certain punks won't be able to find something to complain about (god, that is annoying). - A free exploration kind of thing, where Jehuty can leave the colony completely and explore outer space. In one event in the game, Jehuty should be sucked into a black hole and get teleported to a completely different universe. Way cool. - More varied and diverse enemies! Fighting the same 3 types of Frames just isn't appealing. Not that it was boring, but it'd be nice to see newer types of Frames every now and then. - More _useful_ sub-weapons. Keep the Gauntlet! That thing rocks ass. New weapons like a grenade launcher, or beam cannons of some sort. - New Jehuty moves! Like add a Berserk feature where Jehuty can use special moves powerful enough to wipe out an entire squad. - As Jehuty levels up, his abilities improve as well. Possibly even be able to level up to 50, or even 20 at the very least. - There are shops where the player can upgrade Jehuty's current equipment such as the jet pack or something. Or we could just bring it to maintenance to get it a new paint job. =D - Tag-teams on the Versus mode! Much like DOA2. That would just be the thing. - More boss battles! Three bosses were just not enough. More like 7-10 should do it. - More diverse environments! - Online play like PSO! That would attract thousands of online gamers and give internet service providers a thousand more headaches! =P - New supporting characters! Celvice, Elena, and Rock were not enough for the story to evolve properly. - Perhaps a MGS3 demo. =) Here are some "wants" in the sequel from some ZOE fans... From [email protected]: How about having allies or wing men to boss around, like in Episode one star fighter but more involved (Celvice could get her own rig? Or you could fight along side Thunderheart!) Also an all out war, getting involved in that mars thing would be cool. Able to carry items, like Metatron ore or cures for different types of viruses your rig can get. (virus that stops you using secondary weapons, virus that removes the boost technique etc.) - okay maybe no viruses but it would be helpful to be able to carry Meatron ore (Mummy just isn't good enough) Upgrades like giving Jehuty two swords, or just making the original stronger. Must work for them though, a bit like the heart pieces in Zelda for the N64. From [email protected]: About the next Z.O.E., I think it should be an online game. Make your own O.F. and your own runner. A lot of the skill should do with the dexterity, cunning and speed of the runner. I know it sounds lame, but I think it would be better that way. thanx. From [email protected]: His/her response was directed to the online game play... "However, to implement online multiplayer Konami would have to add some things that would give it more depth, for longer play. Like co-op or maybe different weapons that would be more sutible to a multiplayer environment. Things like co-op might be hard to implement in to Z.O.E. though. The only reason I even though to mention it though, was because the multiplayer was fun, but flawed in the fact that you had a significant advantage if you were able to keep the forescreen. I just though that if you could make a local area network game or internet game then both people could have the foreground and the inherent depth perception leading to a more level playing field. I have to admit, it's very annoying if you get into the background and the other player keeps backing up." Viewers, if you have anything you'd like to add feel free to e-mail me and share your suggestions. This has nothing to do with the game itself, but it is merely what I call a "fan corner." Send practically _anything_, but it has to do with the desired sequel and it must be logical and reasonable! =/ _____________________________ -=------------------=(-- 09. Mini-Review for ZOE --)=------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ I have been receiving e-mails asking questions regarding the "goodness" of ZOE and is it worth buying? If you really want my opinion, then pull up a damn chair and read my short opinionated review. If not, go read some other review on GameFAQs or other sources. Where shall I start? Hm, well, needless to say, ZOE was the second PS2 game I have ever owned. Why do I own so few games? First of all, it's quite hard for me to save my lunch money, and ration lunch and dinner to come up with $50. This way, I try to buy the best game available and ZOE was what I had been waiting for. I instantly fell head over heels for this game. From its awesome in-game music, fast-paced gameplay, powerful story, to its great mech design. The game play, first of all, is just as good as it has been hyped (did that make sense?). I expected no less and no more. In fact, I was so surprised by the subtle controls and elaborate game play, that I couldn't bare to think negative thoughts about this game. Being able to freely control your Frame was what really hit it off. I was playing for hours and hours. The fast-paced action was also what made this game exciting and kept your eyes glued to the screen, except for some loooong cinemas, which you can leave for your needed restroom break. But when we are talking difficulty-wise, it doesn't even come close to being even considered a difficult game. Although, the game does not give you hints on where your next destination is, I'm sure any gamer could find their way within minutes (with the help of this guide ^_^). However, the most challenging aspect of this game is the rescue missions. If you want a good score, you'd have to be extremely cautious. But other than that, this is like a walk in the park. If you, however, happen to select "Very Hard" mode, I'm sure you will have your hands busy for the next few days. About the sound; it's absolutely top-notch. Other than the facetious English voice acting, it's near perfect. There are sound effects for about everything you can think of. I mean, it's Konami we're talking about here for god's sake. They wouldn't leave everything on "mute" like good ol' Square (this was not intended to initiate a flame war). The music is just...I can't find the words to describe, but it's just so addictive, you've got to hear the intro song at least 20 times a day! Do I really need to go into the graphics? It's the PS2 we're talking about here! Sure, it's not as impressive as we have all expected it to be, but it's sure as hell better than PSX. Can we give them credit? Now, let's get to the nub of the game: the story. Not much to say about it, other than the fact that it gets sentimental. It is very possible that you may cry at least some point in the game. Yes, it's that powerful. It's pretty bland, but it's nothing like you've never seen before. It may remind you of Neon Genesis Evanglion. The main character of ZOE and Evanglion are both akin in their thoughts and emotions, which makes them a bunch of whining babies. Err, anyway... The bottom line is: If you like mech games, luck has smiled upon you. ZOE is what you die-hard mech fans want to add to your collection. If not otherwise, this game should still make the 50 bucks worth while. But if you still feel some sense of doubt, why not just head to the nearest Blockbuster (or any other game rental store) and rent it to get a feel of what it's like. The MGS2 demo is a must have! Get up, and go out to get, or rent, the damn game!! Thus ends my not so mini-review. =/ Game Play- 9/10 Sound/Music- 9.5/10 Story- 8/10 Graphics- 10/10 Overall Value- 9/10 -AdrenalineSL This review has been brought to you by M3 productions. No farm animals were hurt during the process of typing this. _______________ -=------------------------=(-- 10. Outro --)=--------------------------=- ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ---Version History--- Version 1.7 May 5, 2001 Happy Cinco De Maya (Sorry, if I spelled it wrong ^_^)!! Anyway, this is one of the updates I've been eager to report. Ahem, I've finally found the soundtrack list for the almighty Zone of the Enders OST! Wee! Now that's something proud to report, thanks to ChangeV. Anyway, I'm still working on those lyrics for "Kiss Me Sunlights" since I know many of you have been pestering me to e-mail you the lyrics or something, I'm sorry but I don't know 'em! *cries* But I will find them! *strikes a pose* Anyway, an update to be proud of nonetheless. The guide is almost near completion. Well, I had better get back to lyric-hunting. See ya'll 'till I find those suckas! Bye! Version 1.6 May 2, 2001 Been a long time since I last updated. I've finally plucked up the time and stuff to update this thing. Thanks to the several people who have offered their advice and stuff. I've honored them with my renown FAQ Contributions section. xP Anyway, I still haven't found any information on the soundtrack yet. But I'll be sure to update on it once I do. Until that time comes, I'm off to...somewhere. =P Version 1.52 April 22, 2001 Haven't updated this in a while. =) Well this update has nothing to do with the game, but rather, "contact matters." I added that big note thing up at the beginning of this guide, as you can see. That's about it for the update. See ya. Version 1.5 April 14, 2001 Not a significant update. I added my own little review of ZOE. Check it out! Plus, added some more contributions. I forgot to mention how to deactivate the bombs in the Hub, so I added that. After this update, I hope it will be the last. At least until I find some info on the soundtrack. But until then, I'm off! Ciao. Version 1.42 April 11, 2001 Again, not a big update. Just added some contributions and contributors to my list. Thanks you guys. I'm in and out! Cya until the next update, which I hope should be a bigger and better update than this. =/ Version 1.38 April 10, 2001 Not a big update, but why not get through the sections. Anyways, I added a few numbers to the FAQ contributor list and added more questions to the FAQ. Other than that, it's a small, small update. Version 1.3 April 8, 2001 Added new section: Premium Package which talks about the special edition package of ZOE. Read to find out more about it. Added some more Q&A's on the FAQ section. One contributer added to the list. Thanks a lot. One more Section added: What We Want in ZOE 2. It's basically where fans of the first ZOE tell what they want in the sequel. It's all in good fun. Until I am needed again, I think I should get some rest. =P <11:30PM> Version 1.2 April 6, 2001 Corrected many grammar mistakes. Still haven't caught all of them yet. Also finished the Rescue Missions and worked on some of the Orbital Frames. I added new sections: Character. I also added the mini note up at the top. Tell me what you think. Version 1.0 April 5, 2001 Initial release. First version of the FAQ. There may be many spelling and grammar errors. This version will definitely need proofreading. The Walkthrough and above is done. Other sections will remain unfinished until further updates. I wanted to release this FAQ as soon as possible, so there will be lots of empty sections and the guide is in its early stages. Just wait a little, that's all I guess. ---Acknowledgements--- Thanks to Stephanie Lee for taking the time to type this thing and send it out to you people. It was a lot of hard work, but in the end, it was fun and worth doing. Can we all give thanks and worship her for her time and effort. Be thankful that one of her friends were nice enough to spot her some money to get this game. ^_~ Thanks to Carolyn for just being a friend and lending me money! Yay! Lots of hugs and kisses! Thanks to Konami for making this amazingly cool game! Let's see some more! Give the fans what they want! Thanks to ATadeo for helping me get my FAQs onto GameFAQs. He is such a sweet pea. ^_~ He makes good FAQs such as his kick ass Chrono Cross FAQ. Go read it now if you haven't! Thanks to CJayC for accepting and hosting my FAQs and for maintaining one of the best websites on the net! Down with GameFAQs.com ripoffs! Thanks to the other webmasters who have been so kind to also host my FAQs on their sites. Although, they've continued to take my newer FAQs without asking me! I would like to thank CJayC's ZOE guide for helping me with rescue missions. I have taken one quote from his guide and noted that it was his. I also used his grade scale on the rescue missions. Thank you and I hope you don't mind! And last, but not least, mom. Thank you for doing the best you can to get me games. If it weren't for her, who knows what will happen to me. Loves, hugs, kisses, whatever. ---FAQ Contributions--- This is for the people who have given up a substantial amount of their time to help me with my FAQ, or just made simple contributions that are really helpful! Don't complain if your name is not here. If it's not here, then that either means your contribution was least helpful, or it has already been covered in the guide. Author's Note- Contributors: please tell me if you don't want your "real" name on here, and tell me if I spelled your name wrong. I will correct it. My apologies in advance. xD - Lotsa thanks to ChangeV from the ZOE Message Board OMG! I've been looking all over the net for the ZOE soundtrack list, but I just couldn't find one gosh darn thing. I can't buy the soundtrack either; it's just too out of my way. But thanks and thanks to ChangeV, I can now list the entire soundtrack. Still working on the lyrics though...=( Anyway, I'm happy to see that my guide is near completion, all thanks to ChangeV!!!! Woo hoo! I love you buddy! =D - Special thanks to Tim ([email protected]) For those people who have been constantly whining and running to the nearest grown up for answers, Tim has been kind enough to share and confirm a second ending. Word to your momma. Thanks Tim. =D - Special thanks to [email protected] My boss strategies may not always work and Yungyung here provided possibly an easier and alternative strategy for Zombie Neith. Thanks a mill Yungyung. =D - Special thanks to Kalle Beneus ([email protected]) Not all guides are perfect, especially mine and this point has just been proven. Boo hoo. My mistake on the true meaning of the word "Enders." Kalle Beneus corrected this. Thanks Kalle. =D - Special thanks to [email protected] Submitted a good tip for the rescue missions. It could have possibly helped players more than I could ever. =P This just goes to show how um, people like to help people...=D - Special thanks to Jace ([email protected]) If Konami ever happens to run by this FAQ for some very bizarre reason (which is a _very_ small chance), I hope they read our list for the making of ZOE 2! We have some outstanding ideas from Jace to enhance the already awesome game. Thanks Jace. =D - Special thanks to [email protected] Again, more ideas for the making of ZOE 2 from JFFBoben. We can only pray Konami doesn't change it too much, and maybe consider adding the extra JFF request features. Thanks for your ideas JFF. =D - Special thanks to Thad ([email protected]) More helpful tips from fellow gamers such as cordial gentlemen. =P Thad gave you guys more info on uses of the Sniper sub-weapon and probably made life easier for you on beating Nebula by providing a simple semi-strategy. Thanks a bunch Thad. Here's a cookie. =P - Special thanks to lthial ([email protected]) I've been receiving so much e-mail starting along the lines of "How do I beat that son of cookie, Nebula?!" Thanks to lthial, you have yet another strategy to look at before coming to whine and complain to me. Patience is a virtue. I beat Nebula on my first try, although, I've been leaning more towards the I'm gonna-die sort of attitude. Anyway, thanks a bunch lthial. =D - Special thanks to [email protected] Please, oh please Konami, read our ZOE 2 wishlist. We have a great, great online idea thanks to this individual here. Look at it and make us happy! XD Thanks a bucnh StoweD. =D - Special thanks to Jeff Fox ([email protected]) More Nebula strategies to take a pick off. For those of you who have e-mailed me about it, I hope by now, you've beaten him. Thanks to Jeff we have one more strategy to add to my growing collection. =) Hey, Nebula is a tough boss and it sure as hell needs a few thousand alternate ways to beat him. Thanks a lot Jeff. =D - Special thanks to [email protected] As you all know, I'm not a perfecteer. With the help of you people, I can be one of the greatest! Anyway, thanks to Rasslinfan5, I've added yet, another great strategy to Zombie Neith, I suppose. Try all the listed strategies and tell me how bad you beat her. >=P Thanks a lot Rass. =D If I missed anyone, don't be afraid to drop me a line. And sorry, to those of you that have contributed, but I did not reply. I greatly appreciate your effort and time. Thanks very much! ---Final Words--- I'm having one heck of a time typing this thing. If you'll be so kind to please respect my intellectual property and investment of time! If you don't like how I write – then go write your own FAQ or something. This is my first big FAQ/Walkthrough sort of thing; and some of you may know me as an in-depth writer, but like everyone else, I work my way up eventually. Now here I am writing you this walkthrough. Let me say that I really appreciate those of you who have read, helped or simply respected this FAQ. Any FAQ author can share an equal amount of satisfaction with me, as I worked very hard on this and I still do. If you have any questions or information that I've missed please don't be shy about e-mailing me. ^_~ I don't bite. It goes without saying, but only FAQ or game related questions or requesting permission to use this FAQ, please! Only relevant tidbits! Don't want your life story or how downtrodden you are! Who cares? Not me. If you want to hold a friendly discussion with me, feel free to do so. You can contact me via any of the contact clients: AIM, AOL, ICQ, MSN, whatever, or the traditional e-mail way. And remember, any RUDE comments will get your name on my hitlist. I will take your e-mail address and sign you up for an infinite number of annoying junk mail! In addition to you being such a jerk, I will add you to the "Butt- munching, idiotic, perverted, who-can't-get-none but harrass-little-girls losers" list if I ever make one. Aside from that, I would love to hear from you! 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