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Game: ECW: Anarchy Rulz Genre: Wrestling Creator: Acclaim Release Date: August 16, 2000 Author of this FAQ: Mac D. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AIM: extreme mac d Version: 1.8 \---- \---- \ / \ \ \ / \-- \ \ / \ \ \ /\ / \---- \---- \/ \/ ° ° ° ° \---\ ° ° \ ___\ ° \____ ___ \____ \---- \ \ / ° \ \° \ \ / \ \ \ \ \---- \/ ° ° ° \ \ /_____\ \ \--- \ \ / \ \---- \ \ \--- ____ \ \ \ \ \ / \ \ \ \ \ / \ \___\ \___ /___ *******DISCLAIMER******* This FAQ is the copyrighted work of myself, Mac D. I ask that it not be placed on any web sites or mailing list, without my expressed written permission. This FAQ is for personal use only. Any unauthorized reproduction or distributing of this FAQ without my expressed written permission, is prohibited. Also, this FAQ may not be altered in any way, shape, form, or fashion by anyone other than myself. I am in no way affiliated with Acclaim, ECW, or any other company. I'm just a single person, writing this FAQ. All notions and opinions in this FAQ are my own. If you wish to contribute to this FAQ, please email me and your contribution will be noticed and perhaps placed on this FAQ. This FAQ is for the Playstation game console. The Playstation is a copyrighted, trademark created by the Sony corporation. Thank you. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1: Main Menu A: Exhibition B: Career C: Tournament D: Create E: Utilities F: Bio G: Belt Tournament 2: Controls 3: Matches 4: Character List 5: Ring Attire 6: Move List 7: Entrances 8: Notes 9: Tips 10: Codes 11: Create-A-Wrestler 12: Updates CHAPTER 1: Main Menu Once you've turned on your Playstation and began to play the game, you will be given a really cool intro with a whole bunch of ECW footage. For the guys out there, there are some nice shots of Francine, Electra, and Dawn Marie. Hehehe. Back to the FAQ. After all that, you will be given a "Press Start" screen. Of course, press the Start button on your control pad. The game will check for saved information in your memory cards. Once that's over with, wait for the Main Menu to load. Now, you're at the Main Menu. Keep in mind, that hitting the Select button on your control pad at anytime, will give you a Help Menu. Now, you're at the Main Menu. You have several choices: Exhibition Career Tournament Create Utilities Bio Belt Tournament Hit the "X" button at which feature you want to chose. 1A: Exhibition Here at the Exhibition mode, you have the opportunity to test your created wrestlers, practice, and just plain mess around. You can have either a one player, two player, three player, or four player game. Here are the game options: Versus One wrestler against another wrestler Tag Team One player has two wrestlers that battle another two wrestlers. Tornado Like a tag team match except, all four wrestlers are in the ring at the same time. One on Two One wrestler takes on two opponents at once. One on Three One wrestler takes on three other wrestlers at one. I don't suggest doing this match till you are skilled at the game. Although, if you'd really like to get frustrated, choose this option and make the match option a "Deathmatch" with the win modifier being "I Quit". You'll have a good ol' time! Lumberjack Two wrestlers get in the ring, and two other wrestlers are outside of the ring, waiting to dish out some punishment. So, stay inside the ring…if you can! Three Way Dance Ok, three wrestlers have a dance competition. First man to do the robot correctly, wins. Just kidding. Three men…every man for himself. First man to land a pinfall or submission, is the winner. Four Way Dance Four wrestlers go head-to-head until one is pinned or submits. Battle Royal Four or more men climb into the ring, and go at it! You are eliminated by being thrown over the top rope. The last man in the ring, wins. Hate Match One wrestler runs the gauntlet against twelve other wrestlers. And you though the three-on-one was hard… Team Rumble Choose your team, and get ready for an all out war! ELIMINATION MATCHES Versus Take on four CPU opponents, one after another. Defeat all four, and you win. Tag Team One tag team versus two tag teams. Tornado One team of two takes on two teams of two. No, I don't get it either One on Two One wrestler takes on two wrestlers. Instead of having to pin or make one submit, you must make both men submit or pin them. One on Three Just like the One on Two, just add another wrestler. This is fun…if you don't want to win. Eight Man Tag Eight men…four teams. Ouch Four Way Dance Just like the regular four way dance except, three of the four wrestlers must be pinned. Stable Match Four teams of four send in one wrestler at a time, to take on the one wrestler from the other three teams. The last four wrestlers left in the match, can take on the already defeated wrestlers outside of the ring! Yipee! Three Way Dance Same as the four way dance…blah blah blah. You get the picture 1B: Career Now, you can finally become the ECW World Champion. Yeah I know, I've always wanted to be the ECW World Champion too. Anyhow, you travel around the country(literally), wrestling from venue to venue. This career mode is a whole lot easier, harder to win matches but at least you're not being put in about fifty three on one's to become the "Acclaim Champion". But, the further you go in the career mode, you win belts and unlock secrets. Another improvement this game has over Hardcore Revolution is, you can actually have matches for belts now. Oh goodey goodey gumdrops. 1C: Tournament What's the point of the tournament? Seriously. In Hardcore Revolution, you unlocked codes by winning the tournament mode. Now, it's like they just through in the tournament. Trying to compete with Smackdown!'s King of the Ring? Don't bother, it wasn't that impressive on that game. All you do in the tournament mode is participate in an eight man elimination tournament. Personally, I don't bother with it. 1D: Create By far, the most useful feature on the game. Now, not only can you create pay-per-view's and wrestlers…but you can create stables too! Yep, the greatest Create-A-Wrestler of all time, just got even better. I don't care what anyone says, the Acclaim create-a-wrestlers are fan- friggin'-tastic. Creating pay-per-views are…ok. I'm an e-wrestler so, I take wrestlers from the fed I wrestle in, and create them. Then, I'll put them in PPVs. It's sorta' neat I guess. You can also make ECW PPVs now. That's pretty cool I suppose. Sorry, this feature never has and probably never will tickle my fancy. Creating a stable…I haven't actually created or saved a stable yet, but this is a neat feature. You can give your stable a leader, theme song, special icon, and members. It's pretty fun. I don't sit around creating stables all day though. 1E: Utilities A key feature to any game. In the utilities, you can turn blood on and off, edit your sound configuration, and so on and so forth. You can also turn unlocked features on and off here in utilities. Also, you can change the language of the game from nice and peaceful, into a Chris Rock stand-up special. 1F: Bio This is a pretty cool feature although, not too useful. This gives you the chance to do a full 360 degree rotation, and zoom of any character on the game. It also allows you to see a character's alignment(face or heel), their finisher, and their trademark move. Not to mention, it plays their theme song. It also shows you what titles they've won, their title defenses, their characteristics and finally…all of a wrestler's ring attire. 1G: Belt Tournament This is a section where you can run characters through a World, Television, Toughman, or Tag Team Title tournament. Winning certain tournaments with certain wrestlers on the "hard" difficulty, will unlock different wrestlers and features. This section also tells you who has won what belts. This feature is unlocked once you win a belt in Career Mode. If you haven't won a belt, this feature will not be on the screen. Chapter 2: Controls Ok, this is a very key feature. Acclaim has totally re-vamped the controls for this game, from what you may be used to in Acclaim wrestling games. So, here are the controls: During a match: X- Block/Reverse/Toss opponent over ropes O- Tie up Square- Kick Triangle- Punch R1- Side Step L1+X- Pickup Weapon R2- Run/Exit Ring L2- Change View Start- In-Game Menu Select- No effect Now, to pull off moves, it's not the usual forward+back+up+down+get+down+turn+around+go+to+town+give+a+dog+a+bone+ Square moves, that we've all grown to love in the Acclaim wrestling games. Now, it's much simpler. Although not quite as remedial as Smackdown!'s, left+O that pulled off every move in the game. The new controls are sorta' funky though… Chapter 3: Matches Once you have chosen what type of match you'd like to be in, you can now choose many more other features. You should be taken to a screen with these choices: Start Arena TKO Announcer Match Options Win Modifiers Time Limit Belt Challenge Handicapping Simulation And a few more options. But, those are pretty much the main selections. Here are the special Match Options: Cage: A steel cage surrounds the ring. First wrestler to climb out, is the winner. Table Match: Four tables are at ringside. Bash your opponent through as many as you'd like. First person to land a pinfall or submission, wins. Barbed Wire: The ropes are replaced with razor-sharp barbed wire. GET EXTREME! Whomever lands a pinfall or submission, wins. Dumpster Match: There is a dumpster at ringside. Through your opponent over the top rope and into the dumpster, for the win. Deathmatch: Weapons rule in this match! It's no DQ and weapons are everywhere! Give a new meaning to "hardcore". First person to land a pinfall or submission, wins. Backlot Brawl: This match takes place in the backlot of the arena! Listen to the things going on outside, while spilling blood all across the asphalt. Rage in the Cage: Take on your opponent(s) inside of a large octagon cage with a dirt floor. Then, get hardcore like no tomorrow and wreak some havoc! First person to land a pinfall or submissions wins. Brimbstone Match: Outside of the ring, fire and hot coals are everywhere! First person to throw there opponent over the top, is the winner. Streetfight: Falls count anywhere! First wrestler to land a pinfall or submission, wins. Last Man Standing: If you keep your opponent down for a ten count, you win! Now, here are Win Modifiers: Iron Man Match: The wrestler to land the most pinfalls or submissions within the given time limit, is the winner. I Quit Match: The first person to make their opponent submit, wins! First Blood Match: First person to bust their opponent open, and make them gush blood…wins! Little note: YOU MUST HAVE BLOOD TURNED ON! Finisher Only: First wrestler to land their finisher, is the winner. 2 out of 3 falls: First wrestler to land two out of three falls, wins. TKO Option: This option means, that once your opponent's health is gone, the match is over. Announcer Option: This turns the announcers on or off. Simulation: This makes the computer run the match. You do no wrestling! Belt Challenge: Make the match for a belt. One of the people in the match, MUST HAVE A BELT! Time Limit: Set the time limit for your match. Arena Type: Customize the arena you fight in! Handicapping: Set the handicapping level. This will allow you to add or remove some of the health from one of the wrestlers. Chapter 4: Character List Here are the characters on the game: Bill Alfonso Angel "Beautiful" Billy Balls Mahoney "Big" Sal E. Booger C.W. Anderson Candygirl Chris Chetti Steve Corino Justin Credible Cyrus the Virus Dawn Marie Bytch (B-Y-T-C-H) Devito "Boring" Danny Doring Doug Gentry Tommy Dreamer Electra Esophcius Finegan "The Queen of Extreme" Francine Game S. Joel Gertner Little Guido H Monster Paul Heyman(Owner of ECW) Jason Jazz Jeff Jones Jen E. Jerry Lynn Jester Kid Kash Lou E. Dangerous Mad Goat Martian Boy Molineaux New Jack Nova R. Feinstein Rhino Rhodes Roadkill "Mr.PPV" Rob Van Dam Super Crazy Simon Diamond Sally M. Sandman "Little" Spike Dudley Lance Storm Joey Styles Yoshirhiro Tajiri Masato Tanaka The Drill Instructor The Kid The Prodigy The Shaman Trainer Valkyrie Jack Victory Mikey Whipwreck William F. Chapter 5: Ring Attire This section will contain the ring attire for each wrestler. ***Angel- Attire 1- Black pants, black boots, white stripe down the side of the pants, black sleeveless t-shirt with two white stripes down the side, a black and white bandana, and black. Attire 2- Just like the first without the t-shirt. Attire 3- Cut-off black shorts, one red knee pad, one black knee pad, a red sleeveless shirt with a blue design on the front and back, black boots, black wristbands, and a black and white bandana. Attire 4- Just like the third outfit, except with a black t-shirt that has a blue "K" on it with a design inside of that. ***"Beautiful" Billy- Attire 1- Black tanktop and white shorts with a pink stripe down the sides, black knee pads, white boots, black wristbands. Attire 2- Just like the first, except with red shorts and triangles down the side. No pink strip. Attire 3- Just like the second except he has on a very bright silver jacket similar to Jerry Lawler's with pink stripes on the forearms. Silver sequins. Attire 4- Just like the third except the red on his pants has been changes to purple and the pink stripe is on the side again. Also, the pink on the arms of the jacket, is now purple. ***Balls Mahoney Attire 1- Ripped jeans, white knee pads, black boots with white trim, and a black t-shirt. The t-shirt has "First In Hell" written on the back. He also has on a pair of black elbow pads and white wristbands. Attire 2- Just the like first outfit except the shirt now says "Bleed The Freak" written on the back, in red. Attire 3- His third just like the previous except the shirt has changed once again. It's now written in yellow. I couldn't make out the writing on the front but the back has a spider and the words "It Crawls" underneath it. Attire 4- Just like all the others. The shirt has changed to some gray design on the front. It looks like it may be the t-shirt of a band or something. I couldn't make it out. ***"Big" Sal E.- Attire 1- Green F.B.I. t-shirt, red bandana, black sunglasses, black pants, black shoes, and a black vest. One white and one black wristband. Attire 2- Same as the first except now, without the glasses and the F.B.I. t-shirt is now white. Also, his bandana is green now. Attire 3- Same as the second but with sunglasses. He's also now wearing blue jeans. Attire 4- Just like all the rest. He's wearing no sunglasses, a red F.B.I. t-shirt, and a white bandana. He's also wearing the black pants. ***C.W. Anderson- Attire 1- Combination of wrestling briefs and a tanktop that's half red and half black. He's also wearing black boots, black kneepads, black elbows, and black wristbands. Attire 2- Just like the first except now what's red is purple and there is a pink strip down the side. Attire 3- The third is just like the first except he is wearing a vest with some sort of hand signals on the back. Attire 4- Just like the second, except with the vest. The design on the vest is written in blue now. Chapter 6: Move List This section will contain the moves of every wrestler. COMING SOON!! Chapter 7: Entrances This section will contain the entrances to every wrestler. COMING SOON!! Chapter 8: Notes Here will be notes for the game. Note 1: The game will occasionally freeze up. Sorry, there's nothing you can do about it. It's also hard to tell when the game freezes because, the music will still play as usual but, you aren't able to do anything. My suggestion, just reset your Playstation. Note 2: Don't bother trying to play a first-blood deathmatch. It'll be over before you know it. Note 3: When creating wrestler's and you want to make a part of them black, it looks more realistic if you don't set the meter to "0,0,0". Why? Well, if you set the color meter to "0,0,0" it makes them look completely black and in the game mode, it looks funny. If you want to make a part of your character black try setting the color meter at "0,0,1-4". Chapter 9: Tips This section will contain my personal tips for winning on ECW: Anarchy Rulz. Tip 1: In deathmatches, it's best to stick with using the weapons. If you use mostly weapons, the match will be over and no time. But be sure to keep weapons out of the hands of your opponents, by punching or kicking them whenever they go for a weapon. Tip 2: In a barbed wire match, don't try to whip your opponent into the ropes early into the match. Why? Because earlier in the match, your opponent has a better chance of reversing a move. So, you don't want to end up the bad end of the barbed wire, do you? Tip 3: In tag team matches, be SURE to keep your opponent in your corner. This way, if need be, you can always make a quick tag. It also helps that if a run-in occurs, it takes your opponent's partner longer to reach you. It also keeps your opponent's partner from sneaking in a cheap shot now and again. Tip 4: Early in matches, don't go so much for the basic moves. Because, as in Tip 2, there is a better chance that your opponent will reverse the moves. That's why, you try to go with your moves that will most surely land. Tip 5: In the backlot brawls, you have plenty of room to run. Just remember that. If incase you get in trouble in a backlot brawl, head for the hills and grab a weapon! Tip 6: Don't do the same move more than three times. Why? Because, the fans will grow tired of the move, and start to boo you. That's not good at all. You want and need the fans to be on your side. With the fans on your side, you have a much better opportunity to land moves, and cause more damage! Tip 7: In Ironman matches/Toughman matches, you have to land as many pins within the designated amount of time. In these matches, you do A LOT more damage than you normally would. When I mean A LOT I mean, punching your opponent will put him/her in yellow. So, try to land moves to your opponent early on, and go for pins whenever possible. Tip 8: In handicap matches, try to focus on one wrestler. Once you've worn that wrestler down, try to make him/her submit. Usually, submissions will work in handicap matches, later in the match. But, if you try to do an even number of damage to all of your opponents, you'll probably end up not doing much to any of them at all since the damage will be so spread out. Tip 9: Blocking. Learn it, apply it. Blocking is a MAIN feature in this game. If you don't block moves, you're not long for this world. You can block by pressing "X" repeatedly. It's even better if you have a control with the "Rapid Fire" feature, you have a better chance of blocking. But, whenever someone puts you in a waistlock or in any move for that matter, be sure you block like crazy! Tip 10: This is pretty useful. It's not TOO important but, it's good to do. Whenever you knock your opponent down, with an enziguri or another move, hold block while they are coming up. It will avoid those nasty low blows and uppercuts. Tip 11: In cage matches, don't bother trying to climb out of the steel cage until your opponent is in dark orange or red. It won't work. Not to mention, there's a good chance that your opponent will stand up and knock you off. Tip 12: In the Rage In The Cage matches, you have plenty of room. To run that is. So, if you run into any trouble, run if need be. Also, there is a steel cage surrounding the place so, that makes it nice to throw your opponents into! Chapter 10: Codes If you have any Game Shark codes that work, please email them to me at: email@example.com Here now is a VERY much anticipated Game Shark code: Unlock Everything!!! Thank you very much to the contributor: Stevedevistator@juno.com . I know that I have been looking forward to this code, it's such a pain to beat the tournament on hard with about thirty different people. Unlock Everything- 800B85C0 FFFF 800B85C2 F7FF 800B85C4 FFFF 800B85C6 FFFF Credit Stevedevistator@juno.com This is a list of who you need to beat in order to unlock certain features in the game. I borrowed this list from the GameFAQs Message Board for ECW: Anarchy Rulz. It was posted by y2daddy. But, it was originally posted on http://www.wrestlingtalks.com by LocoLowrider7. You must beat the Heavyweight Title Tournament on hard to unlock these cheats: Unlocks Joey Styles Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with The Sandman Unlock Joel Gertner Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Mikey Whipwreck Unlocks Lou E. Dangerously Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Beautiful Billy Wiles Unlocks Paul Heyman Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Dusty Rhodes Unlocks Cyrus Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Rhino Unlocks Jim Molineax Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Rhino Unlocks John Finegan Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Angel Unlocks Bill Alfonso Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Tony Devito Unlocks Judge Jeff Jones Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jack Victory Unlocks William F. Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Balls Mahoney Unlocks Valkyrie Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jazz Unlocks Shaman Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Chris Chetti Unlocks Esophicus Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Yoshiro Tajiri Unlocks Doug Gentry Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Masato Tanaka Unlocks Candy Girl Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with CW Anderson Unlocks Booger Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with The Prodigy Unlocks Helia Monster Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jason Unlocks Gabe S Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Lance Storm Unlocks Rob Feinstein Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Danny Doring Unlocks Martian Boy Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Tommy Dreamer Unlocks Mad Goat Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Electra Unlocks Jester Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Francine Unlocks Jan E. Regan Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Little Guido Unlocks Kid Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Steve Corino Unlocks D I Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Justin Credible Unlocks Sally M Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Dawn Marie Unlocks Lance Storm Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Trainer Modes Random Head Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Nova Big Head Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Simon Daimond Wrestlers Head Grows with Crowds Response Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Jerry Lynn Little Head Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Amish Roadkill Hangman Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Kid Kash Big Feet Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Little Spike Dudley Fat Man Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Big Sal E. Graziano Headless Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with New Jack Big Hands Beat Heavyweight Belt Tournament with Super Crazy New Stable Stuff Beat Stable Career Mode with any Stable, Featured or Custom Wrestler Easy Reversals Currently hold the belts with all the Featured Jobber Wrestlers New Custom Stuff Beat 1 Player Career Mode with a Custom Wrestler Super Tie-Up Beat Toughman Belt Tournament Big Damage Beat Toughman Belt Tournament with the No Blocking Option ON Chapter 11: Create-A-Wrestler This section will contain my own, and your created wrestlers. If you have any created wrestlers that you would like to be placed in this FAQ, please send them to me. I will gladly give you credit for your work. CAW's can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter 12: Updates August 18, 2000- The FAQ was created. August 19, 2000- Unlock secrets added and the tips are updated. August 22, 2000- Game Shark Codes Added! And, Angel's ring attire. August 24, 2000- Ring Attire Updated. The unlock secrets were taken from a post on the GameFAQs Message Board from a post by "y2daddy". They were originally posted at http://www.wrestlingtalks.com by LocoLowrider7. I do not take credit for those and am giving credit where it is due. I would like to thank Stevedevistator@juno.com for the "Unlock Everything" Game Shark code. This is the copyrighted work of myself, Mac D. This FAQ may NOT be posted on anything or anywhere, without my permission via email. It is for private use only, any unauthorized reproduction of any kind is strictly prohibited. You MUST get an email confirmation from me, email@example.com, in order to use this FAQ for any other purpose other than private reading. If you wish to use this FAQ on a website or for another purpose, permission must be given via email. This is a copyrighted work of Mac D. All rights reserved.