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"Strategy Guide" Guide for Maximum Force
MAXIMUM FORCE secret rooms [for Playstation (PSX)] Updated 09/03/98 v1.05 What's New v1.0 -This is new -Added 2 new secret stages v1.05 Minor Fixes This FAQ is for Playstation. I've split off from the Arcade version because there are a couple of secret rooms that only can be found on PSX. I don't know if it is the same for Saturn. You will need a gun to play this game. It may cost from $15-40+. You may need to shop around for the best deals or quality. People have asked me about the gun. Well..it's your call, there are different type of guns that you can buy for PSX and some may work as well in a Saturn. I don't know what the best gun used, but I do NOT recommend using a gun from Namco. Namco guns are specificly used for games that came from Namco (such as Time Crisis I and Point Blank). They do NOT work in other types of games like this one from Atari. Generally, you plug in the same port as in the controller. I know that some guns are wireless. I personally don't like to use them, but still, its your call.. If you want to contribute or have new stuff to this FAQ, then e-mail me at email@example.com I need a description of secret stages that I've not mentioned here. People asked me about Game Shark codes for this game.. The website has tons of Game Shark codes for different games. Go there at http://www.gameshark.com *or* at http://www.cmgsccc.com They have codes for PSX and Saturn for this game. I can put them here myself, but you should go there just in case you want to find more codes for other games. If you want me to put them here on this FAQ, let me know. Visit my URL at http://poln.home.ml.org My homepage is *not* that great, just the basics here. My e-mail address at that site is different, but it's the same. You can visit the Atari Site for more tidbits of the game and others at http://www.atarigames.com Update..Maximum Force itself is NO longer available at the official website. There is new game which is Area 51 Maximum Force Duo. Sold in kits only. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Start of the Game ----------------- When you first start playing, you can choose of 2 out of the 3 missions. The 3rd mission is labeled "Classified." Technical thing means that it is confidential/ top secret. This was used in FBI, the military, and sometimes, law enforcement (they don't use that term often). Anyway, you cannot choose level 3 until you complete Missions 1 and 2 (in no particular order). After that, you can choose whatever you wish. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bone Mode --------- This mode is very short unlike Area 51 when you can be Kronn Warrior. From the Atari website, you do this in Mission 2, Scene 1 -- Shoot the 6 windows as the camera pans up the outside of the building after the gazebo. This mode is effective after you went to the Skeleton secret stage. You only see about eight terrorist skeletons before it will go back to normal. See Secret Rooms -- Mission 2 on how you can access it. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Explanation ------------ Unlike Area 51, when you enter a secret room, you will never run out of ammo/bullets so you don't have to worry about "RELOAD"ing every time. When you are in the secret room, one hit of an object is worth 100 points. So if you hit 10 objects, you will get 1000 points. The only exceptions is star shooting, poolside scene, and memory game (see description of stages for scoring). Secret Rooms ------------ [ NOTE: I assume that the secrets are similar in the arcade as in the PSX. ] [ There are similarities and differences so if you see something that is ] [ different, and only found in home versions, please let me know. ] Mission 1, Scene 1: Balloons (PSX ONLY) On the Back of the boat, there are four boxes on the left of the civilian. Shoot the four boxes and the side of the two on the left. Total is six holes or explosions on the box. Mission 1, Scene 1: Bachelor Pad After the section with the boat, hit the three square white cans. Two near the middle of the screen in front of the brown crate and one in the lower right corner. You *must* shoot in this order or you will not be able to go to a secret room. Shoot the first one on the left, then shoot the one in the lower right hand corner. Then the third one next to the first one that you shoot already. Mission 1, Scene 2: Sharks >I'm not 100% sure about this one, but it seems like you have to hit >"everything" while under water, including the stuff hidden behind the >grass by the entrance of the pipe that you eventually swim into. Well...you need to shoot the barrels that are underwater. When you go underwater, you should shoot the first barrel that you see, then shoot the others. Still.. I'm not sure if you have to shoot all of the *others* as well.. You still have to shoot the stuff hidden behind the grass by the entrance of the pipe that you eventually swim into. >I'm curious as to what happens when you hit one of the occasional swimmers, >you don't seem to lose any lives. Maybe you lose points, or are they just a >distraction? I'm leaving that statement there. Yes, it is just a distraction _and_ you won't lose any lives. I don't know about lose points, though. Mission 1, Scene 2: Poolside scene Shoot all nine of the permanent objects in the decompression chamber. What happens is that in the underwater room where you shoot the depth charges, you stick your head above water for a moment and there's a bunch of people sunbathing. After a few moments, you duck back underwater and when you surface this time, it's a normal game. Mission 1, Scene 2: Pain In The Glass Hit all the scuba tanks on the beach. Some near the guy with the metal detector and some near the kneeling woman. Mission 1, Scene 2: Falling Heads Still on the beach, hit the two water towers. Mission 1, Scene 3: Balloons After the door opens, as you go down stairs, shoot all 6 lights on the sides. This one is very tricky for 1 Player. It might help if 2 players do this. Mission 1, Scene 3: Chicken Fry Hit all the fire extinguishers. Mission 1, Scene 3: Carnival You are on a raised catwalk sort of thing. It has a left turn in it and then it goes through a short tunnel to get to where the missile launchers are. There is a civilian in a lab coat hiding behind the barrel right where the catwalk makes it's turn. Hit the two lights on the wall on your right, beyond the civilian. Mission 1, Scene 3: Star Shooting Hit all the nuclear warheads right before the part where the two missile launchers start shooting at you. Mission 2, Scene 1: Skeleton This was from J C (firstname.lastname@example.org) As the truck runs towards the middle of the screen, There is a brown building on the right side with a bunch of windows. Shoot as many as you can (maybe all of them). Best if you have a shot gun. You will eventually get closer to them towards the gazebo and have another chance to shoot them. Mission 2, Scene 1: Carnival Shoot all the posters on the gazebo. Mission 2, Scene 1: Bachelor Pad Shoot the three lights on the wall of the bank. They are on the right hand side of the building (facing as you are about to walk into the building). You get a couple of opportunities to hit these. Mission 2, Scene 2: Pain In The Glass Shoot all the flower pots sitting along the top of the bank teller counter. Mission 2, Scene 2: Lollibot After you are at the door with the security camera on the right side, the camera pans to the hallway with 2 pictures in the backside, shoot them. (I'll need at better explanation on this. If you can help, e-mail me). Mission 2, Scene 3: Chicken Fry Once you are in the elevator, shoot all the buttons (one you press for what floor you want). Mission 2, Scene 3: Star Shooting If you successfully shoot down the helicopter, you will be able to access it. Mission 2, Scene 3: Falling Heads Need help in this one. Shoot the Heating systems, satellite, or something. I've only seen it once. Mission 3, Scene 1: Bachelor Pad Shoot the 6 papers attached to the bulletin board. You need to do it fast. Helpful for 2 players. Mission 3, Scene 1: Pain in the Glass As you approach the port-a-pottie, there are green glass bottles (few on the bottom, few on the top). Shoot them. Mission 3, Scene 1: Carnival Shoot all 11 stacked tires just before the plane crash. One of the tires is hidden in the crate. I'm not sure if you have to shoot the white sign that goes along with the tires. Mission 3, Scene 1: Lollibot As the jeep going to crash on you, shoot the front side of the jeep (main, plus 2 fog lights (happy faces). You'll need to do it fast. Mission 3, Scene 1: Star Shooting (PSX ONLY) After you get on the 4-wheeler, a hummer drives in front of you. Shoot the right front tire and the back two tires. Mission 3, Scene 1: Chicken Fry Hard to explain this one. Need help on this one. See diagram below. After you ride through the wilderness, there is a row of lights straight ahead on the building. x = light(s) ====================================================================== x x x x x Shoot the 3rd and 4th x -------------------- | | | | | | | | Windows | | Windows | O | | | | | | | | | --------------------------------- You come in this door to M3, scene 2. Mission 3, Scene 2: Pain in the Glass You're in the lab (can't describe that well) as you see a row of glass, cups, etc. on the table. Shoot them (located towards the left). Mission 3, Scene 2: Carnival As the garage door opens, the jeep comes towards you, shoot the front side, and the headlights. Mission 3, Scene 2: Memory Game I don't know where to shoot specifically, if you can help with this one, please tell me. As you go down and see the tanker trucks, I think that you shoot windows, boxes, everything that you see before you go to the port-a-pottie area. Mission 3, Scene 2: Star Shooting Need help on this one. You're in the sewer. Shoot all light fixtures, I think. If you can add or explain better on secret stages, e-mail me at email@example.com If you have new secret stages or other info, e-mail me as well. Description of the Secret Stages -------------------------------- Sharks -- Mission 1, Scene 2 ONLY If done correctly, before you enter the decompression chamber, a scuba women swims by with sharks moving around. Shoot the sharks. Poolside Scene -- Mission 1, Scene 2 ONLY You'll see women in bathing suits. Shoot the umbrella, chairs, etc. as the people try to go undercover. You won't be awarded bonus points, just damage. Skeleton a.k.a "Bone Daddy" -- Mission 2, Scene 1 ONLY I've haven't seen this myself, from what have someone told me, you shoot the skeleton. Carnival In this one, you shoot targets on top of the screen as well as ducks moving by. The ducks moves very fast so you need to shoot quick, and accurate. Chicken Fry In this one, you see a sign says "Chicken Fry." It's nighttime as the chickens fly (thrown) towards the sign. Shoot them. Pain in the Glass This is one of the easy secret stages. Shoot all the cups, glasses, etc.. Star Shooting Similar to shooting practice or what you see when you go to the amusement center. You try to shoot the red star out. The number starts at 999 and it goes down as you try to shoot the red out in the time allowed. If you done it successfully, you will be awarded 5000 bonus points. If you do not get the red out in time, you will get NO Bonus points. One of the ways to do it is as you shoot the star, hold the trigger. You will never run out of ammo/bullets. 2nd, try to shoot the outside edge of the star (like tracing a shape when you are kids), then work your way towards the middle. [I'll need a better explanation on it]. The Lollibot It's similar to target practice, you try to shoot lollipops around. Bachelor Pad a.k.a. Roach Room Shoot the Roaches as they move along. Falling Heads The background is the same as what you see in Mission 2, scene 1, which is buildings with broken windows in it. Shoot the heads as they fall from the top. Heads are usually people who made this game possible (programmers, designers, tech, etc). Balloons The door opens and you see a women in a black dress. The wheel (wood) turns around. The balloons are around her. Shoot the balloons. The same as Sharks, you won't lose a life if you accidentally hit the women. Memory Game -- Mission 3, scene 2 ONLY The door is room 207. As the door opens, you will reveal cards. Shoot the appropriate cards, to reveal what's behind it. If you get a matching pair, you will be awarded 1 point. ============================================================================= Credits ------- C. Kormendy - (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Original FAQ writer. Congrats on your Masters degree from ASU Atari - Putting this game out/ more secret rooms. LSDragon - (email@example.com) - Mission 1, Scene 3 info. J C - (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Assistance in Bone Mode, and other stuff Rob S.P. - (CyberLem51@aol.com) - Mission 1, Scene 2 info Brett Curtis - (BrettCurtis@yahoo.com) - PSX Mission 1, Scene 1, M3, Scene 1 info Legal Stuff ----------- c. 1997-1998 by Poln. No part of this information may be taken without the express written permission from the author. You may take the information here, but give credit where credit is due. 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