======================================================================= RESIDENT EVIL 3 NEMESIS ======================================================================= The Ultimate Mine Launcher FAQ V 1.0 By J.Gour (IceWolf) DestinyStrike@hotmail.com Created on 10/31/00 11:42:43 AM ======================================================================= The Resident Evil game series is copyright of Capcom and any other names mentioned in this FAQ that are not of Capcom will be placed with their respective owners. ======================================================================= This FAQ is copyright © 2000 J.Gour I wrote this FAQ out of blatant creativity; So donít even think for a fraction of a second that you will get away with stealing, altering, or renaming this FAQ to suit your own needs or wants to make a profit. If you do such things then I will be forced to find where you live, break your VCR and steal all your KitKat bars. DISCLAIMER This FAQ is for your private and personal use only. DO NOT try and sell, print, copy, or redistribute this FAQ for your own personal profit. Doing the aforementioned will result in much pain and suffering on your part and perhaps the loss of many vital cellular functions on. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Note on E-Mail If you want to send me E-Mail then please feel free to do so. Just send you questions, praise, comments, or suggestions to Destinystrike@hotmail.com. Please make sure to label the subject so that the name of this FAQ is mentioned. DO NOT send email that is irrelevant to the FAQ I.E: you suck, get off the net, and so on. ================ Revision History ================ V 1.0 wrote the FAQ ======================================================================= Table of Contents I. Before Getting Started II. The Mine Launcher a. In the Normal game b. With Infinite Ammo III. Optimizing the Mine Launcher a. Instructions b. Troubleshooting IV. How to Use the Mine Launcher a. Direct Attack b. Seeking c. Corpse Trap d. Trigger Shot e. Lay Trap f. Dispose Shot V. Avoiding Accidental Death VI. Dealing with Normal Enemies a. Zombies b. Dogs c. Drain Diamos/Brain Suckers d. Hunters/Head Hunters e. Crows f. Spiders g. Leeches h. Grave Digger VII. Dealing With the Nemesis a. Standard Attacks b. Close Quarters c. Learning His Movement d. Laying Traps e. Battle at the Clock Tower f. Battle in the Garbage Disposal g. Final Battle VIII. Freaky Kills a. Record Kills b. Freaky Kills c. Submission Guidelines IX. Happy Survival X. Credits ======================================================================= ------------------------- I. BEFORE GETTING STARTED ------------------------- Welcome to The Ultimate Mine Launcher FAQ. This FAQ is designed to better help you enjoy Resident Evil 3 Nemesis and hopefully rekindle your flame of love for the game if you have lost it. But be warned, you will need to have access to either a Game Shark, Action Replay, type cheat device before you can use this FAQ. But fear not, if you do not have an Action Replay type device BUT you do have a Dex Drive I will be able to help you later, as a starting save data will be provided for your benefit. Please note that this FAQ will ask you to view RE 3 in what may be a totally new light, if you are open minded you will truly love playing RE 3 after this FAQ. --------------------- II. THE MINE LAUNCHER --------------------- The Mine Thrower (to be called The Mine Launcher in this FAQ) is a rather underrated weapon in RE 3. To many I am sure that the gun was just a boon as such little ammunition was provided and it was almost "Totally Useless" in the fight with the Nemesis at the clock tower. Well my friends, you are soon about to learn that this little launcher is quite the deadly weapon. a. IN THE NORMAL GAME In the normal game the Mine Launcher is found towards the near start of the clock tower, on the body of a dead UBCS soldier. Sadly the launchers ammo is scarce, and to most the gun might prove a little too awkward to bother using, but hey thatís ok. When used normally the Mine Launcher fires up to six rounds per chamber. Each mine is equipped with a sensor and will detonate when an enemy approaches it. The mines will not detonate if Jill approaches them and they will not detonate if they strike an object that can explode. There are also some drawbacks to the mine launcher in this mode. First off the mine launcher can not be reloaded in the game like most guns. You have to go into the inventory screen to reload it, and if you do reload it, any of your mines that have been untouched will disappear. The other drawback to the Mine Launcher is that the explosions from it will also hurt Jill. The damage is close to that of a light zombie bite, but it still adds up (and can also be pretty darn embarrassing when a zombie bites you and then both of you blow up). b. WITH INFINATE AMMO Once you have attained the infinite ammunition in the Mercenariesí game, or you have acquired the ammo box from Nemesis the mine launcher goes through an odd change. Because there is an infinite supply of ammunition there is no way to reload the gun and thus the mines wouldnít be able to be removed, so Capcom changed the gun around a little bit. Instead of shooting out mines the gun shoots out a small missile that flies around the screen and locks onto the enemies and kills them. It can slay almost all enemies on the screen in one shot and all in all seems like the best practical weapon at that point. The sad part is that this change to the gun takes away all of the fun and strategy to using the Mine Launcher and so I have found a way to make a more fun mine launcher and have it from the start of the game too. --------------------------------- III. OPTIMISING THE MINE LAUNCHER --------------------------------- It is possible to optimize the mine launcher and give it infinite ammunition as well as its normal function. This is accomplished in only one way and that way uses a GameShark action replay device. I suppose any type of code device will work, just as long as it can use the codes found on The GameShark Code Creators Club at http://www.cmgsccc.com. From this point on I will refer to the cheat device as a GameShark, just for simplicity. a. INSTRUCTIONS - First off you must have played through RE 3 one time to get the mercenaries game and have purchased the Assault Rifle. I havenít tried this trick with anything other than the assault rifle so I am assuming that it will also work with the Chain Gun or Rocket Launcher. - Now start a game and play up to the first room where you can save. Take the Assault rifle from the box and put it in the first slot of your inventory. Make sure to keep it unequipped and then take it off of manual fire. It will be listed as the bottom option, highlight it and press X to change Manual to Auto. The infinity symbol on the gun should become green. Now take an ink ribbon and save the game and get ready for some fun. - Turn off your Playstation and get your GameShark on. Now enter in the following code 300D2134 000C This code will put the mine launcher in the same slot as your assault rifle. Now start your game and be happy. - Once you have loaded your save and are in the room with your happy mine launcher in your inventory, check your inventory by pressing circle. Look at the assault rifle and it should say that it is the mine launcher. Now I bet youíre confused, you can check the assault rifle and it says that itís the assault rifle, but when your cursor is over it, it says itís the mine launcher. Fear not, all you have to do is turn off your GameShark. - With your GameShark turned off take the poor confused assault rifle out of your inventory and put it in the box. Close the box by leaving the screen and open it right back up again. Voila, your assault rifle has changed magically into an amazing mine launcher with a green infinity symbol. That green infinity symbol means that it worked. NOTE: You will still have the option to take the Mine Thrower off of auto fire, donít do it. If you take the gun off of auto fire it will change back into an assault rifle. I think this entire problem could be changed if you used the chain gun or rocket launcher instead, but I am not entirely sure if it will. Please feel free to email me if it does work and ill not only change this entire section to match but Iíll give you credit too. B. TROUBLESHOOTING No problems have been reported yet -------------------------------- IV. HOW TO USE THE MINE LAUNCHER -------------------------------- Ahhhh yes, the fun part. Now that you have the optimized mine launcher your probably going to want to learn how to use it. You can either learn on your own or you can continue to read further, but if you stopped youíd miss out on all of these cool strategies and other interesting tidbits so just save yourself the agony and read on. First things first, the mine launcher is a little different now. It has infinite ammunition but only six mines can be on screen at a time. Thatís no big deal, the six only counts for mines that have been placed on the ground or on a wall. So you could keep shooting the enemies all day and as long as those mines detonate youíre all set. If you do run out of mines and there are six on the screen your mine launcher will not click, instead it will fire normally but no mine will come out. Just be sure to be extra observant of your mine launcher. The following is a list of various types of shots, how to perform them and what they do. The section also provides one example of that type of shot. These examples are written like an excerpt from a story and so they are made in graphic detail, they are also real stories as they have all happened to me during my play of the game. I hope that you enjoy the descriptions as much as you like trying the various shots that are described. Just remember an example is an example but practice makes it possible to surpass an example. Ok enough martial arts, philosophy crap lets get onto splattering some undead souls. This Section of the FAQ Contains Scenes of Explicit Violence and Gore a. DIRECT ATTACK This is the standard shot. It is very easy to do also, just aim at an enemy and shoot them once. Wait a second and POW, big explosion. This shot is also the basis for many if not almost all of the other shots. If you can not accomplish this shot then return the game to its store or use it as a coaster or something. A standard direct attack will totally obliterate a zombie, decapitating and blowing off both arms (Or mixtures of the 3) in one shot. It has various effects with other monsters just watch and see. Example: A nasty zombie is lumbering towards Jill. Jill raises the mine launcher and grins as she fires. The zombie is hit in the chest and staggers back. Seconds later the mine detonates and the zombies head fragments and splatters about the room leaving one of its arms missing and strewn on the floor. The zombie falls over dead as Jill darts away to attend to more important matters. b. SEEKING Seeking is not exactly a type of shot but more or less a reaction to a shot. If a zombie you are aiming at moves to the side or you arenít using the automatic aim feature, Seeking occurs. Seeking is when a fired mine swerves a little in its path so that it will hit the enemy. It often happens when dealing with a large amount of enemies or when you are dealing with faster ones that maneuver in a confusing way. (I.e. Dogs, Drain Diamos, Hunters) A standard attack with seeking will curve a little to hit its target. The target it swerves to is usually the one closest to Jill. Example: After exiting from the car storage and picking up some wires from a car Jill encounters 3 dogs. The dogs seem calm until one runs up out of nowhere and spoils the mood, dodging to the side Jill dashes off as the rotting mutts follow in hot pursuit. Turning slightly around a curve Jill spins and aims too quickly and she accidentally lets a mine loose. As the dog swerves to attack Jill the mine swerves to the side as well, striking the dog in the torso and removing it of the privilege of having four legs and a head. Jill turns on her heels and enters the next room so that she may avoid becoming undead dog chow. c. CORPSE TRAP The corpse trap or what I call the Ďyou lay down for a reasoní shot. This shot is what happens when an enemy is killed before any of the mines detonate on their body. Usually another enemy is close on their heels and the fresh corpse on the ground detonates and kills the pursuing enemy. This may sound a little complicated but its not really. The maneuver is simple, its just the timing and the circumstance thatís a real pain in the @$$. A good Corpse Trap will not only take out your target but also take out 1 to 3 other enemies, three was my record. Here is what you want to do to accomplish a good Corpse Trap. First as your enemy is approaching you kill him by laying as many mines into him as possible so that he dies before they explode. Now all you do is wait for the other enemies to approach you. On the way to you is a dead body of course and when they get close to it they go BOOM, just make sure to stand clear of the explosion. Example: Worn and weary from a battle with the Nemesis Jill staggers into the detective room of the RPD station. Expecting to see Marvin Branagh she is shocked to see a zombie with several close behind. Mustering her strength Jill raises her Mine Launcher and takes down the first zombie with two shots, the creature falls backwards with two blinking probes jutting from its chest. With growing hunger the other two zombies stagger towards the wounded Jill who only clutches her side and grimaces as she steps backwards. A soft beep is heard as the zombies approach the weakened woman, and from nowhere the two corpses sail backwards as their limbs fly dismembered from their bodies and their decimated corpses shudder to the ground. Jill only grimaces but is happy that the zombies never noticed the two mines blinking on the recently killed corpse that was their downfall. d. TRIGGER SHOT The trigger shot is like the close cousin of the corpse trap. When a trigger shot is performed one enemy is hit with a mine which explodes and fries several of his buddies. This occurs most often with zombies but I have been lucky enough to have it happen with hunters and dogs, even crows once. A Trigger Shot should quickly become your best friend mainly because it will save you time, effort, and damage. You can easily avoid some of the pain that you would get from trying to fend off a horde of zombies with a pistol or even a magnum or shotgun if you use this technique well. Here is how you get the Trigger Shot to work the best. First of all you need more than one enemy, it helps if his buddies closely surround him. Next you have to find an enemy in the MIDDLE of the group. Donít try for the front because that might not even work. This is where manual aim helps, or a little adjusting of an auto aim. Once you have shot the fool in the middle of the group, admire your work for a second and then watch them all go to hell in a handbasket. One important note, make sure you are a ways away from your enemies if they can actually above an infantile crawl. Example: There was fear in her breath as Jill saw the metallic green door smash open. The undead began to pour out of the small room like molasses all of them lurching towards the fresh human flesh. Jill turned on her heels and ran back a ways to survey her situation. With a silent nod she fired her mine thrower into the center of the group. It struck a zombie square in the chest and he staggered back, pushing against the rest of the horde. Moments later the horde of zombies erupted in a flurry of bile and human fluids as the lot of them fell dead to the ground. Jill ran in to see the statue of the mayor of Raccoon City; the only thought in her mind was if the battle was worth her effort. e. LAY TRAP Lay Trap, may sound like a funny name but its much more logical than it thinks. This is basically, in its simplicity, shooting a mine at anything other than an enemy. You can fire mines at the ceiling, floor, walls, and objects in the room. You can even Lay Trap exploding objects like barrels and TNT straps and they wonít explode. Lay Traps work best on zombies that might crawl at you. The best use for the Lay Trap is with those whore hunters and the stupid dogs. Lay Traps also make Drain Diamos very unhappy. Here is how you perform the Lay Trap shot. (Or in other words lay traps, hence the name) First, plan a little bit and make sure you do it fast. Listen to what you are going to have to deal with and then lay some traps. I suggest lining one a little ways in front of you by tapping the down button when aiming and not holding it. You should also launch some traps where an enemy might come from. This works great on the Nemesis, which will be explained later. If you plan to run away from something I suggest firing a lay trap in front of you and then running over it. Then your foe will get a very unfriendly surprise when he steps on the blinking present you have waiting for him. NOTE 1: Some surfaces will not accept mines. If you fire a mine onto one of these surfaces it will explode. As a general rule, never EVER touch or stand next to an area that you are going to trap. These areas have no real distinguishing characteristics so your test is pretty much a trial by error thing. Example: ĎWhy does he have to come at me with a rocket launcher?í Jill tried to catch her breath from her recent fright. The Nemesis had just burst through a window with a rocket launcher and now Jill was standing in the doorway of the RPD police room. She looked curiously over at the bloodstain where Marvin was but was quick to shake off her curiosity; the Nemesis would be after her soon. Looking straight ahead she nodded and fired some mines into the wall and floor on the path to her exit. Lastly she rigged the front of the doorway with two more mines. Turning to face her goal she started in a mad dash. Only a fraction of a second later was the Nemesis hot on her heels. But instead of the guttural ĎSTARSí she heard explosions and the sound of frying flesh. She was saved, although the damage was probably only making the Nemesis even more enraged. f. DISPOSE SHOT The Dispose Shot is your friend, your very close friend. It will almost always kill mass quantities of enemies or at least kill one or two. A Dispose Shot is when you shoot at an exploding object like an Oil Barrel or TNT strapped to the wall, among the obvious. ĎWhatís so unique about that?í your probably wondering. Well the answer is simple; the mine launcher will not detonate these objects. It just imbeds into them and acts just like any other normal Lay Trap. When an enemy approaches the trapped barrel they go BOOM along with their pals. Here is how you perform a Dispose Shot. First of all plant a mine on or near an exploding object, you can aim with R2 just like always (You might have to aim down slightly to hit the barrels). Now that you have planted your mines, get away from the object! Barrel, TNT, Steam Pipe, whatever, just get the hell away from it. You have no idea how many times I almost put my foot through the TV when I was learning this. Now that your away from it you just wait for that satisfying explosion, but you might just have to lure your enemy into it, in that case just run like your are was on fire. Example: The barricade wouldnít hold long, all she had to do was light some rope and run but the zombies wouldnít allow for that. Jill saw a large red barrel and decided to use her wits and patience. She launched to mines towards the barrel, one on the barrel and the other at the barrelís front. Luckily she finished just as the barricade gave way and the undead began to lush towards her. Jill turned on her heels and vaulted onto some wood planks. She watched from a safe vantage as the keg exploded and the zombies fried and blew to shreds. She hopped down and went to light the rope and shuddered as she saw a dismembered upper torso. ---------------------------- V. AVOIDING ACCIDENTAL DEATH ---------------------------- Well as you have learned earlier you can kill yourself with the mine launcher if youíre not careful. There are some ways you can really mess up and there are some ways that you can prevent looking like a fool. I am now going to provide a really simple do and do not section to make this all quick and easy. Letís try and avoid any Jillblets get it? Giblets? The things you pull out of a turkey? Oh never mind. DO -Do keep your distance from your enemies -Do plan ahead so you have a strategy to follow -Do practice the various shots so you donít make mistakes -Do save a little more often than normal, just in case -Do keep a plain green herb to heal yourself if you do get a little scruffed up by an explosion or two DO NOT -Do Not hang around to admire your work if there are mines close to you -Do Not shoot an enemy that is close to you and let the mine detonate -Do Not forget about any of the mines you have laid -Do Not lose track of how many mines you have missed with -Do Not trap any barrels if you can not get far enough away from them -Do Not put your foot through your T.V if you die a few times (person experience talking there) ------------------------------- VI. DEALING WITH NORMAL ENEMIES ------------------------------- This following section will show you the best strategies on dealing with the common fodder of RE 3. It will not only tell how many shots on average it takes to drop that particular enemy, but it also includes the different types of kills for the enemy and some effective notes on attack patterns. Please feel free to submit if you have found anything that I have missed. EXPLANATION OF TERMS Name: The creatureís technical name Types: The different models used for them (police man, business suit man) [Zombies only] the number in () is the number of different models Created By: What viral infection method makes them (T-Virus etc) Sounds: The sounds you listen fore to see if they are around Kill Types: The different death they have (head explodes, severed at waist, charred, etc) Hits to Kill: How many shots it takes to waste em Recommended Shots: The shots you should use to kill them (dispose Shot, trigger shot, corpse trap etc.) Strategy: A standard strategy to kill the enemy a. ZOMBIES Name: Zombie (a.k.a. Resident Evil Cannon Fodder) Types: Civilian M (2), Civilian F (2), Fat Civilian M (1), Business man (2), Officer M (1), Officer F (1), Nude M (1), Lab Worker M (1) Created By: Infection of a standard human being by the T-Virus Sounds: Scuffling, moaning, perhaps a wet squishing noise if they are eating a corpse. Kill Types: Charred, No head, No arms, Severed waist and legs kicking (when crawling on stomach) Hits to Kill: 2 no detonation, 1 with detonation Recommended Shots: All of them Strategy: The best strategy is to keep them away from you. If you donít they might grab and bite you and that would suck if you had a mine on them at the time. If they are crawling towards you back up before shooting them. Other than that just party hardy and keep the mines a cominí. b. DOGS Name: Cerberus (a.k.a. Those dogs you see so often) Created By: A dog becoming infected by the T-Virus Sounds: Sound of claws on the ground, barking if they see you, a less wet squishing then the zombies eating if the dogs are eating Kill Types: No Head, Loss of some legs, charred Hits to Kill: 2 no detonation, 1 with detonation Recommended Shots: Corpse Trap, Lay Trap Strategy: Itís not highly advisable to let these mutts get too close to you. First Lay a Trap mine in front of you and then fire at the first dog. By the way these mutts always travel in packs of at least two so be careful. Once the first pooch is shot it will fall over and growl at you, and then it will detonate. If that takes out its other pals great, if not then repeat. If the dogs are close to you but not surrounding you lay a trap, then corpse trap the first dog with two mines and then back up, that dog will take out the others in pursuit. If they are surrounding you then just run by them and let them try and follow you, lay a trap in front of you and run over it. The dogs will get hit, as they do turn and fire a mine into the group that has formed and voila, Puppy Chow! c. DRAIN DIAMOS/ BRAIN SUCKERS (a.k.a. Those weird spider things that like giving hugs) Name: Drain Diamos are light brown and Brain Suckers are green Created By: No idea, please send in an answer if you have evidence Sound: A suction like sound of their feet. They sound a little like Lickers in that respect (Lickers a RE 2ís Hunter) Kill Type: Charred, Some arms lost, one or two legs lost Hits to Kill: 3-5 no detonation 1-2 with detonation Recommended Shots: Trap Shot, Direct Attack, Dispose Shot Strategy: These spider like bastards are rather tricky, but there are ways around that. First, when they are clinging to a wall or ceiling you should shoot a little in front of where they might land. Then shoot them and they will fall down, but be ready to run away at this point. As they get up the mine might detonate or if not they will be killed by the mine on the ground. Sometimes they might jump at you if you are in a direct line with them, this is why you have to be ready to run to the side and get away. They will often detonate as this is happening. Next step, when they are on the ground. First lay a trap in front you and WALK backwards out of range of the mine (they will see where you are if you run). Then shoot the drain Diamos and turn on your heels and retreat. If they run at you they will get hit by the mine on the ground, if not you can run to the side to escape there detonation if they try and jump at you. Lastly, if you can use a dispose shot then by all means do it. But be careful to prepare that first before the drain Diamos notices you or youíre in trouble. To stay safe, make sure you donít use a Direct Attack when the Drain Diamos is within hugging range, and what is hugging range? Hugging range is about 5 to 7 walking paces. These guys rear up on their hind legs and scurry after you wanting to give you a little hug. d. HUNTERS/ HEAD HUNTERS Name: Hunters are green and have fleshy spots, Head Hunters have no head, they have one huge mouth on their shoulders Created By: The T-Virus being merged with human DNA Sounds: The moist thumping of their footsteps, its light but sharp Kill Type: One or no arms, one leg blown off at the knee, no head (not sure on that one) Hits to Kill: Iím guessing 3-7 no detonation 1-3 with detonation Recommended Shots: Lay Trap, Direct Attack, Dispose Shot, and Corpse Trap Strategy: These guys are real mean, they can take off poor Jillís head faster than Fat Albert can unwrap a milkeyway. Your best tactic here is to use the Lay Trap shot the most and save Direct Attacks for more opportune times. Hereís my strategy on how to deal with them in most standard situations. First move quick and run forward a few paces and lay a trap. Then turn and run and turn to face where the enemy is coming from. If you are in a hallway with a sharp turn fire a mine into the wall just for protection. If the hunter is going to come for you heís going to come running. As the hunter gets hits by the first mine shoot it when itís down. Before it can get up turn and run like the dickens and pray he doesnít get close to you as he is either jumping or running the mine will go off and he will die. Take note, that if a hunter is trying to take off your head you should run in the direction of the arm he is swinging with. So if you can see Jillís face and the hunter from the back and he is attacking with the right arm, run to the right. Otherwise the follow-through will get you just the same. It makes no sense that it happens but it does, so just learn to adapt. e. CROWS Name: Crows (a.k.a. Stop pecking my head or Hey they stick to the wall when you shoot them with the bowgun) Created By: Infection from the T-Virus Sounds: Flapping and cawing Kill Type: either just dead or noting left but a bloodstain and some feathers Hits to Kill: 1 detonation Recommended Shots: Lay Trap Strategy: The strategy for the birds are easy, either run or lay a trap on the walls for them. If you lay some wall traps and run along that wall then they will go boom. Otherwise theyíre just too small to really hit in flight. If they arenít flying you can always lay mines on the ground for them so when they go to rest they can have a rather booming reminder of your dislike for birds. f. SPIDERS Name: Spider (a.k.a. Stop Humping My Leg!!)<- Only in resident evil survivor does this occur Created By: Sounds: A light thumping of their furry legs Kill Type: Blow off some legs, fragment their thorax (sometimes called the spiders arse) Hits to Kill: 2-3 no detonation 1-2 with detonation Recommended Shots: Direct Attack, Lay Trap Strategy: The best time to kill a giant spider is when they are walking on the ceiling. When they do this fire a mine straight into them and they will usually just stay up there and let it explode and kill them. They are more dangerous on the ground because they can get some serious speed behind them so here is what you do. First lay some traps in a row on the ground, but make sure to lay at least two. Then run forward and get the spiders attention, when it rears up on its back legs start running. Now run over your mines and turn when you are away from the last mine and fire at the spider. If the spider is already dead from the mines on the ground then you just wasted one of you infinite supply of mines (oh no). But if itís alive its got another mine to suck on, and it might just keep after you and run over the other mines you set for it. g. LEECHES Name: Leech, the non-medical type (a.k.a. They really DO suck) Created By: no clue Iíd guess the T-Virus or maybe an overdose of anabolic horse steroids Sounds: Wet slithering, splorting plunk of them hitting the ground. (same sound effect as the snakes in RE 1) Kill Type: charred Hits to Kill: 1 detonation Recommended Shots: Lay Trap Strategy: Very easy strategy, even easier then the crows. Lay a trap in front of you and walk away. If they want to go after you they blow up, if they donít then they will go about their business doing leech like stuff. Itís That Easy! h. THE GRAVE DIGGER Name: The Grave Digger (a.k.a. Oh great, just what we all need, I Giant, Ugly, Necrophiliac leech.) Created By: I am guessing the T or G virus leaking into the soil Sounds: It will always let out a dry roar before just as it emerges from the ground Kill Type: Chars Hits to Kill: Instant Kill is possible, so you had better follow it if you decide to do it the hard way, please tell how many shots it takes, just detonation is necessary Recommended Shots: Disposal Shot, Lay Trap, and Direct Attack Strategy: Ok first of all as the fight starts, run forward and hug the right wall. This will stop you from being pinned in the corner. Now stay in the first screen with the water, the two lamp posts and the view of where you just came from. You will be alternating between this screen and the screen behind it quite a lot. Not all you have to do is lay a trap in front of the lamps towards the paths. Now start listening, when you hear him roar get ready to run either straight- ahead or quick turn. In the first stages of damage the grave digger will emerge fully and move towards you, if you hurt it enough it will burst out and hit you then go back into its hole immediately. You can do this fight without taking a hit if you decide to fire minimally. If the grave digger is moving along the ground towards you only shoot at it once and run, when it goes back into the ground run back to your spot between the lamps. You can see where the worm is moving by watching the upturning soil, doing this will let you keep a definite eye on where he will emerge next. Anyway, once some time has passed the two lamps will fall forward in a little scene. Now is your chance, fire behind the left lamp and the wall will not take the mine, the mine will explode and the lamp will fall. Do the same with the other lamp and you will electrify the water. If you cant get it for the other lamp then lay a trap in front of it on the ground to the side. The Grave Digger will trigger it and it will definitely get zapped by it. Once you do this your done and you can leave, just make sure not to get zapped yourself. As another note, you want to focus highly on running from the digger and not so much on shooting. ----------------------------- VII. DEALING WITH THE NEMESIS ----------------------------- Yes the dirty little Nemesis is the big pain of the game, especially in the beginning when he likes to chase you around. The mine launcher is actually the only gun in RE 3 that can safely keep him at bay and let you escape. This of course does not count the rocket launcher, which is just cheap. At any rate, the following will show you how to understand the nemesisís attacks, how he runs, how to lay traps and best of all, how to kill him when you want to and have to. a. STANDARD ATTACKS The Nemesis is not the most creative of enemies. Ok Iím lying heís the most creative in the entire RE series. But the Nemesis does have some standards. His standard attacks are the left hammer blow, the grab and throw behind, and forward, and lastly the grab and infect. Here is a summary of what they are and how to avoid them. The Left Hammer Blow: The Nemesis will either run at you or stand there and swing with his left arm in a very full cycled hammer blow. The good thing is, he only does the left and he can only do the hammer blow. To dodge this, run towards him and run in the direction of his swinging arm. This of course only goes for if your going to fight him. If you donít want to fight him (and in most cases you donít have to) you can just run away. Safely running away is explained in section d. Setting Traps. The Grab and Throw: The nemesis once again uses his left hand to grab you by the throat and toss you either in front of him or behind him. You can avoid this in the exact same way you would avoid his punches. I suggest curving around him as you do this so you arenít just running straight. If you are thrown start whamming the action button while holding R1 and or R2, Hell just start mashing all of the buttons including various directions. You want to stand up as fast as possible, if you donít then he will pick you up when youíre down and use his Grab and Infect. Grab and Infect: The real whore move is when he decides he wants to make you another Brad Vickers and pick you up by your neck and infect you. The good part is that the Nemesis canít do this when you are standing, he can only use this attack if you have fallen down from his grab and throw. Even if he does grab you, hold R1 and rapidly tap the action and other buttons and you can escape the grasp. Sadly you can only do this if you are in Fine or Caution Condition. If you are in danger then consider yourself another Brad Vickers b. CLOSE QUARTERS Well now that you know what the Nemesis can do to you for the first part of the game, here is how you deal with him in close combat. First let me define close combat, close combat is any distance that is not running from the nemesis. There are two kinds of close combat in this case, the type where he can hurt you and you can hurt yourself, and the kind that he cant hurt you and you can hurt him. The bad close combat is that Ďuncomfortable closeí, that Ďyouíre in my personal space bubbleí close. At that range your mines will hurt you if they detonate and the nemesis will be hurting you as well. This will kill you quick, my fastest time being 15 seconds. Here is how you deal with him in close quarters. First shoot him and get ready to circle to the left to avoid his punch. As he is recoiling from the detonation you should shoot again and repeat the avoiding process. Note that you should never fight the Nemesis in narrow spaces like alleyways. c. LEARNING HIS MOVEMENT This is not learning how to fight him, that is the section above this one. This section will teach you how he moves, and he moves with a startling amount of intelligence. First, the nemesis will always hug a corner if he is going to turn. Be it running or walking he always hugs corners, he does this so he can get to you faster. Next, the nemesis runs about 1.25 times faster than Jill. That means that basically the nemesis will catch you eventually if you are running down a straightaway. Lastly, the nemesis will suffer a hit reaction and stagger back from the first mine explosion but not the one right after that. Take note of that when you run from him. Also, when you hear a metallic click, you should start to swerve in your path or pray to god your going to get to a door because that click means heís going to fire a rocket at you. Lastly, remember that if the nemesis is chasing you he will enter into the room you are in after about 5-7 paces. His entering has nothing to do with time, so you could go use the bathroom, make a snack and walk your dog and still come back to Jill sitting there annoyed and tapping her gun on her hip. d. LAYING TRAPS If you want to run from the Nemesis then you want to learn how to set practical and concise traps. This means that you want to only lay traps that you are sure will hit him and slow him down. Here is how you do it using the, yep you guessed it, the Lay Trap Shot. Once the Nemesis is in hot pursuit of you, he wonít give up easily, only a beat down or just running for a long time will get rid of this problem. Here is how to lay your traps to beat him. First, lay one mine in front of the door or a little in front of the door on the path that you will run. The Nemesis will always follow the path you take so use your own track of movement as a guide. Well you have one mine down, thatís usually enough unless you have a lot of running to do to get to your goal. In such a case you need to just sit still and plan where you want your next mine to go. I usually hug walls myself so I would place a mine alongside a wall just to make the trip a little safer. If you are the over paranoid type then you could always just fire all 6 mines around the room, but I donít recommend it. e. BATTLE AT THE CLOCK TOWER You can follow the same strategies as for close combat in this fight. Just take note of Nemesisí two new attacks. Tentacle Impale: The nemesis will wind up and lash his tentacle a ways in front of him. Just move to the side to avoid the attack. Tentacle Lash: The Nemesis Will wind up to the left and lash his tentacle from left to right, for this one just run away from him and you will be fine. To beat the nemesis you just stay close to him so he will only use his Tentacle Impale attack. Once he starts to wind up back off and then run to dodge the tentacle, immediately launching a mine into him after that. Get a little closer to him and coax him into lashing you again, as he is lashing the mine will explode and hurt him but not so that he stops attacking. Just repeat this process of run to the left, move, fire, repeat and youíll have him dead. Never run away from him, because that will just make him run after you and then youíll have to deal with his punches and all that. Another definite no no is shooting more than one mine into him, donít do it no matter what. NOTE: I have never fought him when he starts with the rocket launcher so I donít know what to do about that. I will add a strategy for dealing with that when I play through again. f. BATTLE AT THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL This fight is much easier than they make it. Because you cant really detonate the acid you have to drop the nemesis with mines galore. The Nemesis will only walk in this fight so you can plug off at least 3 to 4 mines before he is within swinging range. Once you mines have blown up run by him because heíll be close enough by to hit you by then. Just run by his left side and he will swing and miss you. Iím not sure if nemesis goes blind by doing this like he does with the acid pouring on him. But be warned the Nemesis has two more new moves in this fight to replace the ones he lost from the previous fight. Tentacle Trip: The nemesis will lash out at your feet at try and trip you and pull you in close to him. Just run away to avoid that, or dodge. Dodging works great in this situation, but to those that donít understand the precise mechanics of dodging it might be wiser to run. Tentacle You Sick Whore *Closes eyes and looks away*: Your probably wondering why I gave this attack this name, well if you saw the fact that nemesis grabs you by the legs and smashes you into the ground over and over again. I just had to give it a colorful name. The bad thing is that the attack looks the same as the Tentacle Trip so if you can avoid that you can avoid this attack. g. THE FINAL BATTLE This is not so easy, because you donít want to be stuck in a corner. Your going to want to use a lot of Direct Attacks with some Lay Traps mixed in. Be sure not to miss or you might be in trouble. Also, do not push in the third battery until the nemesis starts to run away from you, just keep the battery 3 half in and when the nemesis starts to slither away from you and not attack any more you should put in the battery and finish it. All the nemesis can do here is spew acid, but it still hurts so be careful to avoid it. Donít be afraid to run around the nemesis also, he cant do a whole hell of a lot to you if you try and get by. Or at least I havenít seen anything incredible. Just make sure not to get hurt by your own mines because he is real long in this fight and the extra length might set off more mines then you want. ------------------------------ VIII. CONTRIBUTED FREAKY KILLS ------------------------------ This section is the only non-Mine Launcher related part of the FAQ. Although the coolest and weirdest kills occur with the mine launcher due to the time lag between impact and detonation if you have other weird kills then do submit them. Please do not submit a standard shotgun decapitation or a plain pistol kill. Anything else goes, from the least gory like popping 3 zombies heads in a row with the IMI eagle to crazy kills like shooting a hunter with the mine launcher and having the mine explode so it wipes out in mid jump. Anything cool goes. Please, ANY resident evil game submission is accepted from RE 1 to RE 3 but not survivor because there was no good kills in that game I would know. a. RECORD KILLS This section is for kills that have broken a personal record that you may have or are just more than one kill. A record kill only counts for the amount of enemies you kill with one shot from a gun. Your submission will be put up and various record categories will be created as I get more submissions. ==There are no submissions to the Record Kills area, please check back later == b. FREAKY KILLS This section is for kills that may be a game glitch, an amazingly disgusting kill, or just something that you consider really out of the norm or incredible. ==There are no submissions to the Freaky Kills area, please check back later == c. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Send Your Submissions to Destinystrike@hotmail.com Please title the subject of your email "Freaky Kill Submission" In your email please include Your Name: Internet name or real name or both Your Email: This is optional The Resident Evil Game you achieved the kill with: Re 1,2 or 3 The Gun You Used: The weapon you used to kill your foe(s) What you killed: The enemy or enemies you killed. Note that a freaky kill only counts for the enemies you killed in one room, and not over a series of rooms. In other words, only 1 submission per room The Type of Kill it Was: Either a Record Kill, or a Freaky Kill Give a brief description of what your kill was and what it did to the enemy Thatís all you need to have on the email. You will be put up in the Freaky Kills Section of this FAQ and credit will be given to you. This is just something Iím doing for fun so any re player can submit and be recognized. ------------------ IX. HAPPY SURVIVAL ------------------ Well, I hope you have enjoyed reading this FAQ as much as I enjoyed writing it. All in all it took me about 8 hours non-stop to write this and now I am going to go soak my wounded knuckles in some hot water. Some last words to you my RE 3 friends. First, never kick your TV screen when wearing steel toed boots, donít play RE 3 at midnight while with another person, wetting your pants in fear may be embarrassing, and lastly Please Contribute To this FAQ. I have always believed that it is the contributions of other people that make something great. ---------- X. CREDITS ---------- As of now this FAQ is copyright 2000 J. Gour and I cant give credit yet because nobody has submitted anything yet.