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    Spawn: In The Demon's Hand DC FAQ
    v.1.0 by Hamburgler <hopping_cricket@hotmail.com>
    November 21, 2000
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    Warning: Do not post this FAQ without my permission. Do not use this FAQ for 
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    Think I refer to myself alot? Spawn: In The Demon's Hand is copyright 2000 by 
    Capcom and Todd McFarlane and I do not in any way claim rights to any of the 
    characters contained within the game. This FAQ is copyright 2000 by 
    Ryan Flaherty.
    
    The newest version of this FAQ can be found at: 
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/
    
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    Revision History
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    v.1.0 - first version
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1) Introduction
    2) Main Menu
    3) Controls
    4) Game Mechanics
    5) Characters
    6) Levels/ Bosses
    7) Unlocking Characters
    8) Items
    9) Miscallaneous
    10) Thanks
    
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    1) Introduction
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    First, I'd like to thank you for reading my FAQ. This is my first crack at one 
    so let me know how I did. E-mail me all you want as long as it's FAQ related. 
    I'm a lonely person so I'm all about hearing from you.
    
    I remember reading Spawn a while ago so I was geeked when this game appeared in 
    an arcade one day. While referred to as being like Power Stone, Spawn seperates 
    itself through great graphics and BLOOD! Lots of BLOOD!
    
    As you read this FAQ, keep in mind that it is based of the Japanese version of 
    the game. Besides the obvious differences this game, for the most part, should 
    still be the same. I'd imagine that the network options would be removed or 
    changed.  
    
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    2) Main Menu
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    I.  Arcade Mode - play the game as it appeared in the arcade. Depending on the 
        number of controllers plugged in, you may select one to four players
         
         A) Boss Attack - depending on your selected character you will fight a 
            series of bosses.
              
              1) Single Play - the character you have chosen will fight eight 
                 bosses alone. Beating the game will unlock a character if you have 
                 not done so with the same character already.
              
              2) Multiplay (with cpu assist) - select a character and a computer 
                 controlled partner to fight 12-14 bosses together. Depending on 
                 the number of times you finish this mode a character will be 
                 unlocked.
              
              NOTE: To advance in boss mode, you must defeat the boss within the 
              time limit. Dying will take 2-12 seconds off the clock.
         
         B) Battle Royal - you and three other characters will play an every 
            man/woman for themselves single match.Whoever ends up with the most 
            points after the time limit has expired, wins.
         
         C) Team Battle - you and a friend (or a computer controlled assist) will 
            fight another two player team. The second team will be CPU controlled 
            if there are no human players. The team with the most points at the end 
            of the time limit, wins.
              
              NOTE: Killing yourself in Battle Royal or Team Battle will give you 
              -3 points. Also, after completing Battle Royal or Team Battle, you 
              will be given the chance to retry, change characters, or end.
     
    II. Tournament Mode - play longer versions of the Battle Royal and Team Battle 
        Modes.
    
         A) Team Battle - you and a computer controlled team mate will fight a 
            series of two player teams. Every X matches you must meet a certain 
            amount of required points to advance to the next set of matches. If 
            this is accomplished, your game will be automatically saved at this 
            point. Completing all matches will add art for the character you have 
            selected to the art gallery.
    
         B) Battle Royal - you and a series of three CPU controlled opponents will 
            battle an everyone for themselves match. Every X matches you must meet 
            a certain amount of required points to advance to the next set of 
            matches. Completing this mode seems to yield nothing.
    
              NOTE: To advance in both modes you must either have the most points 
              at the end of the time limit or meet the level's set number of points 
              (assuming you have the highest number of points). Again, killing 
              yourself will give you -3 points.
    
    III. Network Mode - I am unable to access this option. I would imagine this is 
         for net multi-play.
    
    IV. Homepage - 3 guesses and the first two don't count.
    
    V.  Gallery - view the art you have gathered from Tournament Team Battle Mode. 
        Here you can also see the list of items you have gathered from all of your 
        characters thus far.
    
    VI. Options - adjust the game's options to your choosing.
    
         A) Difficulty; adjust from 1 to 8. 1 being easiest and 8 being hardest.
    
         B) Violence Level; adjust from 0 to 3. Although I don't see much 
            difference, I'd imagine 0 is least violent and 3 is most violent.
    
         C) Damage; adjust from 0 to 7. 0 deals small damage and 7 does great 
            damage.
    
         D) Boss Mode Time; adjust the time you get in Boss Mode from 30 seconds to 
            60 minutes.
    
         E) Team Mode Time; adjust the time you get in Team Mode from 30 seconds to 
            60 minutes.
    
         F) Battle Royal Mode Time; adjust the time you get in Battle Royal Mode 
            from 30 seconds to 60 minutes.
    
         G) Penalty Time; adjust the number of seconds taken off the clock when you 
            die in boss mode.0-3
    
         H) Controls; adjust what buttons do what accordingly.
    
         I) Camera; adjust the camera controls.
    
         J) Sound; choose either Mono or Stereo.
    
         K) Default; restore all options to their default settings    
     
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    3) Controls
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    Default controls are as follows:
    x - attack, action
    a - jump
    b - switch item/weapon
    y - same as L trigger
    L trigger - center the camera behind you or hold it down to look around.
    R trigger - attack and jump buttons together.
    Start - select/pause
    Directional Pad - run/walk/lumber in desired direction. 
    Analog Stick - not used. D'oh?
    
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    4) Game Mechanics
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    "Special Moves" - for certain characters, hitting buttons simultaneously will 
    do a transformation or special attack. This is made easier with the R trigger 
    (attack and jump button). 
    
    Dashing - some characters can dash if a direction on the d-pad is double 
              tapped.
    
    Rolling - hold view button and double tap left or right. Hold on the last tap 
              to roll longer. Once you start rolling it is not necessary to hold 
              the view button. Also, when you start rolling it's possible to move
              in other direction besides left and right. 
    
    Double Jump - some characters may jump again in air after the initial jump. 
                  This applies to all the hunter angel characters ( Grace, Soleil, 
                  etc.).
    
    Transformation - pressing attack, jump, and item together will cause the 
                     character to transform if he/she is able.
     
    NOTE: Transformation abilities normally drain life. For Spawn this will 
          activate his cape allowing him to jump higher, but will not drain life.
    
    Opening Chests/Getting Items - through out the game you will see chests (long 
                  boxes) laying on the ground. To open them walk up to it so it 
                  changes shades of color, when it does press attack. When an item 
                  appears, stand in the dotted square on the ground and press 
                  attack to pick it up. If fists are selected the item will be 
                  added at the end of your items.If your inventory is full, the 
                  last item will be replaced. If a weapon is selected while getting 
                  an item, you will swapyour selected weapon with the item.
    
    Double Items - If you have two of the same items next to each other in your 
                   inventory, you may be able to equip both at once by pressing the 
                   item button when the first of the two items is selected. Nothing 
                   is sweeter than Spawn having two M-60's at once (check out the 
                   reload animation).
    
    Reloading - once your gun has run out of bullets, let off the attack button to 
                reload. Holding down the button on an automatic weapon when empty 
                will cause the gun to click indefinetly.
    
    NOTE: some items such as grenades and mines run out and cannot be reloaded. 
    Also, once dynamite is set down it will explode after the timer runs out or 
    when the attack button is pressed again.
    
    Power-Up Orbs - scattered in the levels are different colored orbs that raise 
    ceratin stats. Defence, Speed, Weapon power, and Life recovery. When playing in 
    a night level, grabbing an orb will give you limited night vision.
    
    Boxes/Rocks - some boxes and rocks may be damaged and broken. Either items or 
    orbs may come out of destroyed boxes/rocks. When bare fisted, face a box and 
    hit attack + jump. This will cause some characters to pick up or smash boxes
    in one hit.
    
    NOTE: Be careful of barrels and boxes with skulls on them. These will explode 
    if hit. ( Take that bo.......AHHH, MY FACE!!!)
    
    Getting hit - after getting knocked off your feet, you will turn transparent 
    when you hit the ground for a very small amount of time.During this time you 
    are invincible and should take advantage of attacking or running away. This 
    will happen to enemies too so be careful to get some distance after you knock 
    them down.
    
    Lava/Cliffs - on some levels there may be a lava pit or cliff edge. Falling 
    into/off these will kill you. Some boss characters are also vulnarable to this 
    excluding Black Brimstone and Gatekeeper on their level.
    
    Laser Sight - you may notice a little headset on some of the characters when 
    they start. This emits a green line that will beep whenan enemy is in your 
    sights and will lock onto them. 
    
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    5) Characters
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    The game will start with twelve selectable characters. As you defeat boss mode 
    in single and multiplay, new characters will become available. For more 
    information, see the unlocking characters section.
    
    The characters that are available before unlocking more are Clown, Tiffany, 
    Spawn, Sam, Twitch, Brimstone, Grace, Cogliostro, Tremor, Jessica, Redeemer, 
    and Al Simmons. These make up for 12 of the 36 boxes. God bless Capcom and 
    their question boxes.
    
    Each of the twelve starting characters come with at least two types of weapons. 
    As a last resort you can use bare fists if the ammo being used is depleteable. 
    Some of the other twenty-four characters have only the option of using their 
    bare fists and may not pick up any other waepons.
    
    When an enemy is killed they will sometimes leave behind a weapon. If your 
    character is not compatable with that weapon, it will appear transparent with 
    an X through it. However, all items that come out of a chest you open can be 
    accuired.
    
    Here is a list of the thirty-seven playable characters and a list of their 
    moves and starting items:
    
    Note: items in parenthesis are not available at start up in boss mode.
    
    [1] Al Simmons - Bare fists, (Stinger), Mini-gun, Grenades. 
       
       A) Bare fists - Al has two combat knives equiped and can perform a standard 
          knock down combo and a rapid hit combo.
    
          1) Swinging combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Rapid Stab combo - done by pressing attack + jump, continue 
             pressing attack after initial hit. 
       
       B) Mini-gun - a very fierce weapon with lots of ammo and a high rate of 
          fire. Cannot be reloaded. 
       
       C) Grenades - thrown in bunches of three and have a good area of impact. 
       
       D) Stinger - Al also gets a rocket launcher with 3 missiles fired at once. 
          This has a big blast radius and will detonate if a rocket hits an object 
          before reaching it's target so be careful.
       
       Al is a very good character with decent speed, good fire power, and good 
       bare hand attacks. 
    
    [2] Brimstone - Bare fists, Double saber, (Sword of flame), Napalm.
    
       A) Bare fists - Brimstone can do a punch combo with a delated uppercut and 
          can shoot a fireball.
     
          1) Punch/Uppercut combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Fireball - done by pressing attack + jump
       
       B) Double saber - spinning hit combo with pop up at the end. The pop-up can 
          be done by itself and will launch the enemy behind brimstone.
    
          1) Spin Hit combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Pop-up hit - done by pressing attack + jump. 
    
       C) Sword of flame - slicing up and down with a downward slice finisher, and 
          a slice-spin-stab motion.
    
          1) Slice combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Slice/Spin/Stab combo - done by pressing attack + jump repeatedly.
    
       D) Napalm - a small flame in the form of a circle burns when the canister 
          hits the ground.
    
       E) Transformed state - press attack + jump + item to transform into a 
          bigger/more powerful version of Brimstone. Brimstone's life will slowly 
          drain while in transformed state. Press attack + jump + item to revert 
          back to original form.
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Fireball - done by pressing attack + jump
          3) Air fireball - press attack in air to throw a fireball downwards.
    
       B) Hellfire
     
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Air fireball - press attack in the air to throw a fireball 
             downwards.
          3) Earthquake attack - hold down attack + jump until Brimstone pounds 
             the ground. This move drains all life.
    
          Brimstone is an excellent short ranged character with good attacks. 
          Transformed state drains life at a desireable pace.
    
    [3] Black Brimstone - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) Standard Combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Charge fireball - done by pressing attack + jump. The longer it's 
             held the more fireballs that will be fired.
          3) Air fireball - done by pressing attack in air.
    
          Grossly overpowered. Takes almost no damage from hits and does a lot 
          of damage with his attack. Decent speed. 
    
    [4] Jessica - Bare fists, Beretta x 2, (Mp5k)
    
       A) Bare fists- stab combo with a spin hit finish, spinning hits combo, dash 
          attack followed by a spinning uppercut.
    
          1) Stab combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Spin Hit combo - done by leaving d-pad unheld and pressing attack.
          3) Dash/Spin Upper -  done by pressing attack + jump, then attack + 
             jump again when dash hits enemy.
    
       B) Beretta - one or both berettas may be equipped. The second can be 
          equipped by pressing item button and highlighting the second gun if they 
          are together in inventory. When any gun is equipped, Jessica can do a 
          pop-up kick. It is then possible to shoot the target in the air or as 
          they hit they ground after the pop-up.
     
          1) Pop up kick - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) MP5K - can fire 10, 5 round bursts before reloading.
    
          Jessica is a very good character. Her berettas can continue to hit 
          after the enemy is popped up with them. She is also very fast making 
          her hard to hit between her firing and running. 
    
    [5] Sam - Bare fists, (Panzer faust), Spas-12, Dynamite
    
       A) Bare fists - does a right left swing that knocks down the opponent. When 
          Sam is down to about 10% life he will turn red until he dies or regains 
          enough life back. While Sam is red he is faster and his punches do an 
          incredible amount of damage.
     
          1) Swing hits - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Life regain - done by pressing attack + jump. Very little life 
             regained.
          3) "Angry" mode - activated when life is around 10%.
       
       B) Panzer faust - rocket launcher that does an average amount of damage. 
          Careful not to fire too close to target.
       
       C) Spas-12 - spreadfire shotgun that does decent damage. After firing once 
          Sam must reload.
    
       D) Dynamite - bundle of dynamite sticks that detonates in 9 seconds unless 
          attack is pressed again to manually detonate.
    
          Sam is a pretty good character. Although he is very slow, his "angry" 
          mode makes up for it. However, "angry" mode may not mean much against 
          distance fighters.
    
    [6] Twitch - Bare fists, Pistol, Assault rifle, (Flame-thrower)
    
       A) Bare fists - Twitch can only do a left jab with bare fists. useless.
    
       B) Pistol - high calibur pistol with six shots, not bad
    
       C) Assault rifle - good range and can go through multiple targets. Must 
          reload after every shot.
    
       D) Flame thrower - sprays a stream of flame. Recharges at an alright pace 
          after firing.
    
          Twitch isn't very good in my opinion. He has decent speed and his rifle 
          has a very good range. However, it seems to take him a while to reload 
          on top of the fact that it doesn't do a whole lot of damage. 
    
    [7] Redeemer - Bare fists, Spear arm, Edged arm, Gun arm
    
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Dash Attack - done by pressing attack + jump, very good damage but 
              drains life.
    
       B) Spear arm - double slice attack, can attack opponent again as they hit 
          the ground.Thrust attack turns the opponent to stone for a few seconds.
    
          1) Double Slice attack - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Thrust attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) Edged arm - pop-up attack is a downward slice that freezes the enemy if 
          it hits. If timed right, Redeemer can infinitly pop up an enemy without 
          them recovering.
    
          1) Pop Up attack - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Freeze attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       D) Gun arm - Using gun arm will drain Redeemer's life.
     
          1) Bullet stream - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Explosive shot - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
          Redeemer is a very good character. Having very good up close and 
          distance fighting can make him a threat anywhere. Decent speed. 
    
    [8] Overtkill - Bare fists
       
       A) Bare fists - does two very powerful yet slow hits when attacking. Charge 
          attack will cause Overtkill to hunch over for a few seconds and lunge 
          forward for a powerful hit. Ground smash causes Overtkill to hit the 
          ground with both fists and heavily damages those close enough. Laser, 
          head reels back for a few seconds and fires a laser beam that moves left 
          and right about 45 degrees.
    
          1) Two hit uppercuts - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Charge attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
          3) Ground smash - done by pressing attack + jump + item.
          4) Laser - done by pressing attack + item.
          5) Dash - double tapping the d-pad in any direction will cause 
             Overtkill to dash in that direction.
    
          Although Overtkill is very slow, his power makes up for it. His size 
          makes him a good target and tends to die fast. Average character.
    
    [9] Spawn -  Bare fists, M-60, (Mp5k), Grenades
    
       A) Bare fists - punch combo, on next to last hit the opponent will be 
          popped up, on the last hit spawn should hit them with a straight fist on 
          the way down pushing them away. Chain attack, if an enemy is hit by 
          Spawn's chains they will be stunned temporarily. A purple glow will emit 
          if they made contact. Chain attack drains a small amount of life.
    
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Chain attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       B) M-60 - a damaging reloadable gun with a good amount of ammo. knocks down 
          weaker enemies after so many hits.
    
       C) Mp5k - okay gun. Fires bullets in bursts of 5.
    
       D) Grenades - throw n' blow single grenades.
    
       E) Cape - pressing attack + jump + item will activate Spawn's cape for a 
          few seconds. This enables Spawn to jump higher while the cape is active.
    
          Spawn is more of a distance fighter. His punch combo doesn't do much 
          damage. Good speed.
    
    [10] Spawn I - Bare fists, Beretta, Short sword, Grenades
    
       A) Bare fists - punch-kick combo, the beginning is similar to Spawn's. After 
          the enemy is popped up, continue to press attack and Spawn I will jump up 
          and kick the enemy and kick them again on the way down. Sometimes it is 
          possible to restart the combo as the enemy hits the ground. Spawns chain 
          attack, if an enemy is hit by spawns chains they will be stunned 
          temporarily. A purple glow will emit if they made contact. Chain attack 
          drains a small amount of life.
    
          1) Punch/Jump kick combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Chain attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       B) Beretta - standard 6 shot hand gun, can be reloaded.
    
       C) Short sword - good use with Spawn I. Pressing attack will do two slices. 
          Downward slash, slice, and upward slash. A good combo is to hit attack,
          attack, attack + jump x 3. the enemy will be knocked down after first two 
          hits and then can be hit by attack + jump combo.
    
          1) Double slice - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Down/Across/Up slash - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       D) Grenades - throw n' blow single grenades. 
    
       E) Cape - pressing attack + jump + item will activate Spawn I's cape for a 
          few seconds. This enables Spawn I to jump higher while the cape is 
          active.
    
          Spawn I is a good close up fighter. Try attacking with bare fists then 
          switching to a sword and attacking. This is good when Spawn I hits 
          them with the last jump kick, switching to the sword and using the 
          attack + jump attack before they turn transparent. Try different 
          methods to get the max damage out of the attack. It is also possible 
          to restart a combo if you are quick and the timing is right. Fun to 
          toy around with. Good speed.
    
    [11] Tiffany - Bare hands,  (Sword of lightning), Tiffany's sword, Knife
    
       A) Bare hands
     
          1) Sweep Kicks - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Jumping knee - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       B) Sword of lightning - 3 slice quick, dash upper; after dashing at enemy, 
          excecute again to do the uppercut.
    
          1) Quick slice combo - done by pressing attack in any direction
          2) Dash/Uppercut - done by pressing attack +jump.
    
       C) Tiffany's sword - 4 sweep slice, dash upper; after dashing at enemy, 
          excecute again to do the uppercut.
    
          1) Slice combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Dash/Uppercut - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       D) Knife - throw.
    
       E) Double jump - press jump after the initial jump.
    
          Good speed and good manuverability. Double jumping towards gun 
          fighters make it easier to get in close to hit them without them
          knocking you away. Double jumping is also good for getting away or 
          getting somewhere high. Sweeping hits are good for numerous close 
          enemies as Tiffany can change direction while attacking.
    
    [12] Grace - Bare hands, (Battle lance), Normal lance, Knife
    
       A) Bare hands
     
          1) Punch/Kick - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       B) Battle lance - 4 sweep hits, pole vault kick
    
          1) Sweep hit combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Pole vault kick - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) Normal lance - sweep sweep kick, running vault
     
          1) Sweep hit/Kick combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Running vault kick - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       D) Knife - throw
           
          Similar to Tiffany. Good speed and manuverability. Double jumping 
          towards gun fighters make it easier to get in close to hit them 
          without them knocking you away. Double jumping is also good for 
          getting away or getting somewhere high. Sweeping hits are good for 
          numerous close enemies as Grace can change direction while attacking.
    
    [13A] Clown - Bare fists, Chainsaw, Dragon, Balloon bomb
    
       A) Bare hands
     
          1) Mallet - done by pressing attack in any direction. Enemy is dizzy 
             after hit.
          2) Extening glove - done by pressing attack + jump, good range, good 
             for knocking in pits.
    
       B) Chainsaw
     
          1) Slash - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Stab - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) Dragon - one shot rocket launcher, very powerful and big blast radius. 
          Homes into target when locked on.
    
       D) Balloon bomb - bomb tied to a balloon that floats. Somewhat similar to 
          the air mine except it keeps going up.
    
       E) Transformation - done by pressing attack + jump + item. Clown turns into 
          Violator.
    
    [13B] Violator - Bare hands, Violator fire, Violater flame, Violater blast
    
       A) Bare handed
    
          1) Slash/Lunge - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Pop-Up - done by pressing attack + jump. Can hit again as enemy 
             falls back down, very damaging.
    
       B) Violator fire - done by pressing attack + jump while violator fire is 
          selected. Violator fires a series of small fireballs.
    
       C) Violator flame - done by pressing attack + jump while violator flame is 
          selected. Violator breathes a long stream of fire.
    
       D) Violator blast - done by pressing attack + jump while violator blast is 
          selected. Violator fires a cluster of fireballs.
    
          While in clown form, Violator is somewhat slow and cannot do any 
          multiple hit knock down attacks. His extending glove is good for fights 
          such as the smelter and glacier. Getting hit with the glove will knock 
          the enemy a very good distance back making it easy to knock them in 
          pits. The mallet is good for subduing enemy long enough to transform 
          and do the pop-up hits. When in Violator form, Violator has good speed 
          and does very damaging attacks. Doing a double pop up attack on a 
          normal enemy will kill them. However, life drains very fast while in 
          Violator form. Will not fall down when getting shot in Violator form.
    
    [14] Tremor - Bare fists, (Battle claw), Iron claw
    
       A) Bare hands - 3 hit attack, charge , upper, extend
     
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) 3 part combo - done by pressing attack + jump 3 times, hold on the 
             last hit to extend claw.
    
       B) Battle claw - 3 spin attack, extend claw
     
          1) Spin combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Claw extend - done by pressing attack + jump, hold to extend claw 
             further.
    
       C) Iron claw - same as Battle claw
    
          1) Spin combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Claw extend - done by pressing attack + jump, hold to extend claw 
             further.
    
          Tremor has decent speed and good damage with claw extend attack. 
          Tapping attack + jump will send the claw out a moderate distance. If 
          attack + jump is held the claw will extend to it's fullest length. If 
          a normal enemy is hit when the claw is at the full length they will be 
          killed.
    
    [15] Cogliostro - Bare fists, Magic missile fist, Electric fist, Flame fist
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Knife attack - done by pressing attack in any direction.
               
       B) Magic Missile fist
     
          1) Magic missile - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Life regenerator - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) Electric fist
    
          1) Electric beam - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       D) Flame fist
    
          1) Ground flame - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
          Cog's hits won't knock an enemy down unless they are hit concecutively. 
          He has lag time after firing his shots which leaves him open to 
          attack. Not so good speed. His magic missile is very good if a lot 
          of them are fired. After a while the missiles seek in to the closest 
          enemies, nice. The life regenerator takes a long time to form and isn't 
          really effective if you're in the middle of a fight.
    
    [16] Cy-Gor - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists - 2 swing, charge , rush attack at end. fireball charge 3 way.
    
          1) Swing hits - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Charge attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
          3) Rush - done by pressing attack + jump + item.
          4) 3 way fireball - done by pressing attack + item.
          5) Backflip - press jump. If close enough, backflip will hit for 
             damage.
    
          Cy-gor has good speed and damage. The computer is able to hit with his 
          jump but I seem to be unable to do this.
            
    
    [17] Soleil - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists - beam, spinning kicks , spinning blade attacks, super beam 
          shot(drains life).
    
          1) Beam - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Super beam - done by pressing  and holding attack + jump. Drains 
             life when used. 
          3) Spinning kicks - done by pressing attack + jump, continue pressing 
             attack to do additional hits.
          4) Spinning blade attack - done by pressing attack + jump, continue 
             pressing attack to do additional hits.
          5) Double jump - press jump again after the initial jump.
            
          Good speed and range. Severe advantage fighting other characters. 
          Unlimited beams give a somewhat unfair advantage. Since Soleil has no 
          laser sight, her aiming can be off a lot. Her super beam shot goes 
          through walls and other obstacles and can be heavily abused while 
          jumping. 
    
    [18] Angel Teneres - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists - slice kick slice slice, blade throw (drains life)
    
          1) Slice/Kick combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Blade shot - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
          Angel Teneres has good speed and is very powerful. If all the hits on 
          her combo connect on a normal character, they will be killed. Blade 
          shot can hit twice before enemy turns transparent. Blade shot can be 
          abused while jumping.
    
    [19] Skeleton I - Bare fists, M-60
    
       A) Bare fists - left jab, useless
    
          1) Left jab - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       B) M-60 - rattatat
    
          Ugghh, if this guy didn't have the m-60, he'd be close to Zombie I 
          uselessness. Slow, lousy attack, even his m-60 seems to be worse than 
          other m-60 users.
    
    [20] Green Beret A - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) 3 slice combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Dash slice - done by pressing attack + jump, when some distance 
             away.
          3) Flip kick - done by pressing attack + jump, when close.
    
          Green Beret A is somewhat slow and not very damaging.
    
    [21] The Mafia - Bare fists, Pistol
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Punch/Kick combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Kick - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
      B) Beretta - bang! six shots.
    
          Slow, not very damaging. Another weak character.
    
    [22] Hell Spawn - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Leaping hammer fist - done by pressing attack + jump.
          2) Fire ball - done by pressing jump + item.
          3) Flame breath - done by pressing attack + item.
          4) Multi hit - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          5) Shoulder charge - done by pressing attack + jump + item.
    
          A lot of fun to play. His combo does a variety of hits ending in the 
          air. Doesn't do a lot of damage but can be used to knock into pits.
          Hell Spawn's shoulder charge can be used on an enemy 'till they die if 
          you are quick and have the right control. 
    
    [23] Army A - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction. A variety 
             of jabs and uppercuts.
          2) Flip kick - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
          Kinda slow and not really powerful. Nice punches though. 
    
    [24] Angels E - Bare fists, Cross bow
    
       A) Bare fists 
          1) Right hook - done by pressing attack in any direction.
       
       B) Cross bow - 3 way shot. Reloadable.
       
       C) Double jump - press jump again after the initial jump.
    
          Good speed and mobiltiy using double jump. Using fists probably isn't a 
          good idea. A close up shot with the cross bow will do 3 hits for good 
          damage.
    
    [25] Vindicator - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) Slash combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Slash/stomp - done by pressing attack + jump twice.
          3) Lightning summon - done by pressing attack + jump + item. infinite 
             range and very abusable.
          4) Electric breath - done by pressing attack + item. can rotate while 
             executing attack.
          5) Electric spheres - done by pressing jump + item.
          6) Jump - done by pressing jump. If close enough to an enemy/object it 
             will hit for damage.
    
          Vindicator can be considered very cheap. His lightning summon attack 
          can hit anywhere and consumes no life to use. Highly accurate since 
          it can hit running targets but will occasionaly miss close up. Most 
          likely if an enemy is below a dropoff. Will not fall down when getting 
          shot.
    
    [26] The Curse - Bare fists, Boss ext 1, Boss ext 2 , Boss ext 3
    
       A) Bare fists
      
          1) Swinging hits/Thrust - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       B) Ext 1 - flame stream
    
       C) ext 2 - magic missile
    
       D) ext 3 - Explosive missile, takes life to use. 
    
          His attacks don't seem to connect well. The flame thrower extension 
          can't seem to hit the enemy until it is concentrated on them for a 
          while and his blade attacks seem to have to much time in between hits. 
          Decent speed.
    
    [27] Soldier I - Bare fists, Flame thrower
    
       A) Bare fists - left left right kick, kick
    
          1) Punch/Kick combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Kick - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       B) Flame thrower - sprays a stream of fire. Recharges at an alright place.
    
          A lot of fun to play as. Looks cool and has good speed. Need to get 
          pretty close for all hits in combo to connect.
    
    [28] Vandalizer - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Flame breath - done by pressing attack in any direction. Can rotate 
             while executing attack.
          2) Slash/stomp - done by pressing attack + jump twice.
          3) Shoulder charge - done by pressing attack + jump + item. hunches 
             down for a few seconds and lunges forward.
          4) Double slash - done by pressing attack + item twice.
          5) Fireball - done by pressing jump + item. throws head back and 
             charges fireball.
          6) Jump - done by pressing jump. If close enough to an enemy/object, 
             jump will hit for damage.
    
          Who needs Godzilla? Vandalizer is not the biggest of the Violator 
          brothers which is good. Good variety of attacks. Flame breath on attack 
          button is somewhat annoying. I don't see why flame couldn't be 
          attack + item. Will not fall down when getting shot.
    
    [29] Wolf I - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists - running bite, pressing attack will cause Wolf I to jump 
          forward and bite. Good for knocking into/off pits/cliffs. Flame breath 
          can be restarted any number of times.
    
          1) Running bite - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Flame breath - done by pressing attack + jump. Tap again while 
             breathing fire to restart animation.
    
          This is another fun character to play as, although you probably won't 
          be able to go through boss mode with him. A good strategy is hit and 
          run.
    
    [30] Admonisher - Bare fists, M-60, Panzer faust, Mini-gun
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Hammer punch - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       B) M-60 - a damaging reloadable gun with a good amount of ammo. knocks down 
          weaker enemies after so many hits.
    
       C) Panzer faust - rocket launcher that does an average amount of damage. 
          Careful not to fire too close to target.
    
       D) Mini-gun - a very fierce weapon with lots of ammo and a high rate of 
          fire. Cannot be reloaded.
    
          I can't see any downpoint to this guy. He's fast, powerful, and is armed 
          to the teeth. Two of his weapons are depletable but his m-60 can be 
          reloaded. Even his standard punch is powerful. Try hitting an enemy then 
          running to them as they roll back and hit them again before they turn 
          transparant. If you picked up a weapon power up orb a normal enemy should 
          die in two hits.
    
    [31] Dark Ages Spawn - Bare fists, Battle axe, Two handed sword
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Right uppercut - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       B) Battle axe
    
          1) Heavy slice - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Lifting slice - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) Two handed sword
     
          1) Circle slice - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Downward slash - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
          Decent speed and very powerful. It's a good idea to have his Two handed 
          sword equiped as it attacks faster than his axes. Dark Ages Spawn's 
          downward slash should kill normal enemies in one hit. This is the only 
          version of Spawn without a cape.
    
    [32] Spawn IV - Bare fists, M-60 x 2, Panzer faust 
     
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) Punch combo - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Chain attack - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       B) M-60 - a damaging reloadable gun with a good amount of ammo. knocks down 
          weaker enemies after so many hits.
    
       C) Panzer faust  - rocket launcher that does an average amount of damage. 
          Careful not to fire too close to target.
    
       D) Cape - done by pressing attack + jump+ item. Spawn IV can jump higher 
          while cape is active.
     
          Good advantage with duel M-60's at start up. Very slow, but shouldn't 
          matter much since you should be driving others away with your firepower.
          If his slowness bothers you that much just roll, it's faster. 
    
    [33] Vacillator - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) Slash attack - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Slash/stomp - done by pressing attack + jump twice.
          3) Ice spheres - done by pressing jump + item.
          4) Ice breath - done by pressing attack + item. Can rotate while 
             attacking.
         
          Alright speed and good damage in attacks. A big target is what makes 
          him a downside. Can fall prey to distance fighters. Will not fall down 
          while getting shot.
    
    [34] Vaporizer - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists
    
          1) Slash attack - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Slash/stomp - done by pressing attack + jump twice.
          3) Mist breath - done by pressing attack + item. Can rotate while 
             attacking.
          4) Rock throw - done by pressing jump + item.
            
          Similar to the other Violater type characters. This guy is huge, which 
          makes him a very big target. Good for in close. Will not fall down when 
          getting shot.
    
    [35] Zombie I - Bare fists
    
       A) Bare fists 
    
          1) Lunging punches - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Falling hit - done by pressing attack + jump.
       
          Zombie I is, in my opinion, THE worst character in the game. Play him 
          against friends for laughs but not much else. He is ungodly slow, cannot 
          jump, and has no real damaging moves that I know of.
    
    [36] Gatekeeper - Bare fists, Boss ext 1, Boss ext 2
    
       A) Bare fists - two slice, flame summon, dash slice
    
          1) Double slice - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Flame summon - done by pressing attack + jump + item.
          3) Dash/slice - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       B) Boss ext 1 - explosive projectile. flame summon, dash slice.
    
          1) Projectile - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Flame summon - done by pressing attack + jump + item.
          3) Dash/slice - done by pressing attack + jump.
    
       C) Boss ext 2
    
          1) Projectile - done by pressing attack in any direction.
          2) Flame summon - done by pressing attack + jump + item.
          3) Dash/Slice - done by pressing attack + jump
    
    [37] Curse Sub - Bare fist, Grenade, Land mine , Air mine
    
       A) Bare fists
     
          1) Jumping flail - done by pressing attack in any direction.
    
       B) Grenade - throw n' blow.
    
       C) Land mine - standard land mine.
    
       D) Air mine - floating mine. Detonates when perimeter is breached. (I 
          must've been watching Star Trek).
    
          Fun to play as but not very practical. Somewhat slow and has a hard time 
          throwing his grenades.
    
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    6) Levels/Boss fights
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       This section will outline fighting the bosses on the level they may appear 
       on. Sometimes a boss will be fought on a different level due to the 
       character selected or pace of progress in the game.
    
       Note: if I don't specify a strategy for distance fighters, the best method 
       is to play keep away and attack when there is good distance.
    
       Boss Mode, Single Play - bosses are fought in the following order.
    
       1) The Mafia
    
          A) Dark Alley - this level is very simple and straight forward. Boss's 
             helpers are weak and don't do much damage. No spectacular items here. 
             When The Mafia appears he will start out with bare fists and do his 
             pathetic combo. Once he is near death, he will draw his gun which 
             isn't anything to fear. I've beaten this level with Zombie I.
    
       2) The Curse/ Soleil - the character you pick determines which one of these 
          you will fight on the second level. Holy characters such as Tiffany, 
          Grace, and Redeemer will fight Soleil at the helipad while the rest will 
          fight The Curse in the sewer.
    
          A) Sewer - now you will come across more background obstacles such as 
             exploding barrels and fire from broken pipes. Again there are weak 
             Boss helpers but with somewhat more powerful guns that Soldier I and 
             II hold. When The Curse appears, Curse Subs will now become another 
             Boss helper on this level. Nothing to fear. Now you can start 
             unloading your heavy guns on bosses without them falling down. The 
             only thing to watch out for is The Curse's magic missiles. Besides 
             that stand back and wait for an opportunity to attack.
    
          B) Helipad - not a dangerous level either. Helpers can start to get 
             annoying here. My method is to stay on the helipad until Soleil 
             appears and fight her there. When she does, keep moving. Watch out 
             when she jumps because she may do her large beam attack.
    
       3) Vandalizer
    
          A) Arena - your first arena fight. Not a whole lot of places to go here. 
             If you have a gun character, stay on the top part of the level and 
             fire in the pit area where Vandalizer is. If you have a close up 
             character, try to read Vandalizer before moving in. When Vandalizer 
             hunches down for his charge, get out of the way and let him zoom by. 
             When he does run in behind him and let him have it. Try to get some 
             extra hits as he falls down before temporary invincibility. Boss 
             helpers aren't too bad yet. Don't forget that item chest behind the 
             rocks, but don't let Vandalizer catch you while opening it.
    
       4) Cy-Gor
    
          A) Forest - Lots of obstacles in the majority of the level. Use them to 
             your advantage. The Wolf helpers have a quick attack but not for much 
             damage. Bust the boxes in front of you down at the start of the level 
             to reveal an item chest. Cy-gor can be annoying. His jumps can hit for 
             an attack and he also likes to play keep away. Again, try to read what 
             Cy-gor is about to do. If he's hunching down for a charge, let him 
             through and follow behind to pound him. Also beware that his fireball 
             charge stance looks similar. You should be able to see his mouth 
             glowing if so.
    
       5) Admonisher - according to character, can be fought in two locations.
    
          A) Smelter - the easiest place to fight Admonisher. Now boss helper's get 
             annoying more so. Getting hit by machine gun fire is very aggravating. 
             At the beginning of the smelter you should be facing a hole. Look 
             forward and there should be two exit doorways. One in the north wall 
             and one on the west wall near the north exit. Go in the north exit, 
             down the hall and down the first part of the stairs. Now open the door 
             in front of you(perpendicular to the stair case). Take out the Soldier 
             and open the item boxes to get some goodies. If you are Jessica this 
             is where you get the first curse sword. If you still have time, beat 
             feet to where you started and drop down the hole. Now you should be 
             on top of a little construct with a stair case to the front and to the 
             back. If your character has a pop up attack or a combo ending in a pop 
             up, wait for Admonisher to appear and pop him off the consrtuct. If 
             done right he will fall in the lava and die instantly. If you just 
             managed to knock him down to the lower level, try to time jumping down 
             when he ends his mini gun firing. Now try to knock him over the rail 
             into the lava. Another way to knock him in is to stand in front of him
             as he fires a rocket. The explosion should knock him backwards and 
             possible into the lava.
    
          B) Control Room - a little harder than the smelter. Boss helpers aren't 
             as strong though. Going forward a couple of rooms at the start past 
             the monitor room should bring you to a room of helpers along with some 
             weapons and an item chest. The Main room (monitor room) is where you 
             should fight Admonisher. Hide behind the construction until he stops 
             firing and run forward to nail him.
      
       6) Overtkill
    
          A) Arena - stronger helpers and more obstacles. Try to kill the boss 
             helpers that have lasers, they are the most damaging. Try to get 
             helpers between you and overtkill, more than likely he'll take them 
             out. When overtkills head pulls back start running to the side. Once 
             he fires the laser, move in safely behind him and attack. Another 
             attack to look out for is his ground punch. His will raise his arms 
             above his head before slamming them down. When this happens jump or 
             get some distance between you and Overtkill. And as always, watch out 
             when overtkill pulls one arm back and hunches down. Move out of the 
             way and let him zoom by. When he does follow in behind and nail him.
     
       7) Vaporizer
     
          A) Wasteland - vaporizer appears at the start along with some skeleton 
             helpers with m-60's. Try to stay close to vaporizer and he will most 
             likely take care of the helpers for you. His move to watch out for is 
             the purple mist breath. When you see him blowing it at you. Jump 
             towards and to his side landing behind him. Attack as soon as you 
             land or he may turn and attack. As he gets up, run a tight circle 
             around him and attack again. repeat to victory.
    
       Boss Mode, Multiplay - bosses are fought in the following order.
    
       1) The Mafia
    
          A) Dark Alley - this level is very simple and straight forward. Boss's 
             helpers are weak and don't do much damage. No spectacular items here. 
             When The Mafia appears he will start out with bare fists and do his 
             pathetic combo. Once he is near death, he will draw his gun which 
             isn't anything to fear. I've beaten this level with Zombie I.
    
       2) The Curse/ Soleil - the character you pick determines which one of these 
          you will fight on the second level. Holy characters such as Tiffany, 
          Grace, and Redeemer will fight Soleil at the helipad while the rest will 
          fight The Curse in the sewer.
    
          A) Sewer - now you will come across more background obstacles such as 
             exploding barrels and fire from broken pipes. Again there are weak 
             Boss helpers but with somewhat more powerful guns that Soldier I and 
             II hold. When The Curse appears, Curse Subs will now become another 
             Boss helper on this level. Nothing to fear. Now you can start 
             unloading your heavy guns on bosses without them falling down. The 
             only thing to watch out for is The Curse's magic missiles. Besides 
             that stand back and wait for an opportunity to attack.
    
          B) Helipad - not a dangerous level either. Helpers can start to get 
             annoying here. My method is to stay on the helipad until Soleil 
             appears and fight her there. When she does, keep moving. Watch out 
             when she jumps because she may do her large beam attack.
    
       3) Vandalizer
    
          A) Arena - your first arena fight. Not a whole lot of places to go here. 
             If you have a gun character, stay on the top part of the level and 
             fire in the pit area where Vandalizer is. If you have a close up 
             character, try to read Vandalizer before moving in. When Vandalizer 
             hunches down for his charge, get out of the way and let him zoom by. 
             When he does run in behind him and let him have it. Try to get some 
             extra hits as he falls down before temporary invincibility. Boss 
             helpers aren't too bad yet. Don't forget that item chest behind the 
             rocks, but don't let Vandalizer catch you while opening it.
    
       4) Cy-Gor
    
          A) Forest - Lots of obstacles in the majority of the level. Use them to 
             your advantage. The Wolf helpers have a quick attack but not for much 
             damage. Bust the boxes in front of you down at the start of the level 
             to reveal an item chest. Cy-gor can be annoying. His jumps can hit for 
             an attack and he also likes to play keep away. Again, try to read what 
             Cy-gor is about to do. If he's hunching down for a charge, let him 
             through and follow behind to pound him. Also beware that his fireball 
             charge stance looks similar. You should be able to see his mouth 
             glowing if so.
    
       5) Admonisher - according to character, can be fought in two locations.
    
          A) Smelter - the easiest place to fight Admonisher. Now boss helper's get 
             annoying more so. Getting hit by machine gun fire is very aggravating. 
             At the beginning of the smelter you should be facing a hole. Look 
             forward and there should be two exit doorways. One in the north wall 
             and one on the west wall near the north exit. Go in the north exit, 
             down the hall and down the first part of the stairs. Now open the door 
             in front of you(perpendicular to the stair case). Take out the Soldier 
             and open the item boxes to get some goodies. If you are Jessica this 
             is where you get the first curse sword. If you still have time, beat 
             feet to where you started and drop down the hole. Now you should be 
             on top of a little construct with a stair case to the front and to the 
             back. If your character has a pop up attack or a combo ending in a pop 
             up, wait for Admonisher to appear and pop him off the consrtuct. If 
             done right he will fall in the lava and die instantly. If you just 
             managed to knock him down to the lower level, try to time jumping down 
             when he ends his mini gun firing. Now try to knock him over the rail 
             into the lava. Another way to knock him in is to stand in front of him
             as he fires a rocket. The explosion should knock him backwards and 
             possible into the lava.
    
          B) Control Room - a little harder than the smelter. Boss helpers aren't 
             as strong though. Going forward a couple of rooms at the start past 
             the monitor room should bring you to a room of helpers along with some 
             weapons and an item chest. The Main room (monitor room) is where you 
             should fight Admonisher. Hide behind the construction until he stops 
             firing and run forward to nail him.
      
       6) Overtkill
    
          A) Arena - stronger helpers and more obstacles. Try to kill the boss 
             helpers that have lasers, they are the most damaging. Try to get 
             helpers between you and overtkill, more than likely he'll take them 
             out. When overtkills head pulls back start running to the side. Once 
             he fires the laser, move in safely behind him and attack. Another 
             attack to look out for is his ground punch. His will raise his arms 
             above his head before slamming them down. When this happens jump or 
             get some distance between you and Overtkill. And as always, watch out 
             when overtkill pulls one arm back and hunches down. Move out of the 
             way and let him zoom by. When he does follow in behind and nail him.
    
       
       7) Vindicator
    
          A) Path to wasteland - very similar to the area in single boss mode where 
             you fought vaporizer. Helpers on this stage are nothing to worry 
             about. The zombies in the main area can be ignored completely due to 
             their slowness. I wouldn't recommend close in combos unless your hits 
             connect rapidly. If you do a slower combo, Vindicator may jump and do 
             some damage. The best way to take care of him is get far away enough 
             so he fires his electric spheres and run back in under them. Get some 
             hits in to knock him down and get some distance again. Hopefully
             if you keep moving his lightning summon will miss if he tries.
       
       8) Black Brimstone
    
          A) Inferno - this level is against you. Either narrow hallways or narrow 
             ledges near open lava pits. Helpers here are annoying. Skeletons with 
             m-60's and some have shotguns. If you have a long range weapon, stand 
             on top of the cliff in the center of the stage and fire down on Black 
             Brimstone. If you are a close in fighter, use the rocky structures in 
             the middle of the stage to shield yourself from brimstone's fireballs. 
             After he fires, run in and do some damage. After you knock him down 
             run behind the rocks again.
       
       9) Vaporizer
    
          A) Arena - don't you love these levels. Helpers are armed with m-60's and 
             shotguns. When you get a moment try to take them out. Or stay close to 
             Vaporizer and have him destroy them for you or better yet, the helpers 
             may hit vaporizer trying to hit you. Stay somewhat close at all times 
             and try to hit him after he jumps or after he attacks. If he breathes 
             his purple mist jump by his head to the left and try to land behind 
             him. Start attacking as soon as you land or he may turn around and hit 
             you. After you knock him down, run a close circle around him until you 
             can hit him again.
       
       10) Vacillator * - if you reach this part under 10 minutes, Vacillator will 
           be fought in a "secret" level. If not he will be fought on a glacier.
    
           A) Glacier - helpers here consist of soldiers with snow guns and angels 
              with crossbows and lasers. All sides of the level can be fallen off 
              of. Use it to your advantage when Vacillator appears. Run to the 
              sides of one of the cliffs and let Vacillator get close. Start 
              running at him and he should shoot some ice spheres. Hook around 
              behind him and knock him off. If he hasn't fallen in the first time, 
              get a little distance and run in again to try to knock him over.
    
           B) Cave - as the level starts, head to the far end of either side of 
              this level. Going backwards from where you start will take you back 
              a couple of rooms. When you reach a wall, hit it until it breaks 
              revealing another room. Some scattered weapons are floating about. If 
              at the start of the level you run forward rather than backward, you 
              will approach a similar wall. Crack it open and walk in. Be on your 
              guard because Vandalizer may be in here to greet you. Open the chest 
              to find some goodies. This is where you can find sword of curse 2. As 
              for Vacillator, try to fight him in the room with the stalagmites for 
              cover. Hide behind them until he fires then run in and pummel him. 
              The helpers shouldn't bother you if the fight takes place in that 
              room. Walking further back will take you upon helpers with m-60's.
       
       11) Gatekeeper
    
           A) Inferno - same place you fought Black Brimstone. Helpers include 
              hellspawn, and skeletons with m-60's and shotguns. Gatekeeper isn't 
              that bad if there are no helpers around. Here is where the shotgun 
              wielders get annoying. Take them out if possible but keep note of 
              where Gatekeeper is. Three things to watch out for when attacking 
              him. If you see him hunch down with his arm in the air, he should 
              start generating flames. When he does this, jump at him and attack. 
              If his arm is aimed at you and glows white, start running in zig 
              zags. Hopefully his missile will miss. His other attack to look out 
              for is less suttle. He does a fast charge and will pretty much kill 
              you if he hits. Try jumping a lot to avoid this. If your character
              has a good gun you can try to play keepaway on top of the overhead 
              cliff. Don't be surprised if he jumps up there to join you. If he 
              does, run in and attack before he recovers from landing.
       
       12) Angel Teneres **
    
           A) Dark Forest - same place where you fought Cy-gor. This is the 
              ultimate annoying helper level. Angels with crossbows, lasers, and 
              lightning swords. And to top it off, Soleil is on top of the hill. 
              At the start try to take out as many helpers as you can. When Angel 
              Teneres appears, hide behind the trees and wait for her to throw her 
              blades. When she does run out and attack.
       
       13) Dark Ages Spawn **
    
           A) Twisted roots - not a hard level. Dark Ages Spawn appears at the 
              start of the stage. Stay a good distance away so he does his jumping 
              slash. As he does, move to the side and attack when he hits the 
              ground. Make sure to check out the somewhat hidden rooms between the 
              red roots. I belive all the bottom items on the collection list can 
              be found on this level at different times.
       
       14) Malebolgia
    
           A) Hell - easiest level if you know what to do. There's a chest just 
              before Malebolgia but everytime I open it nothing comes out. Ignore 
              the hellspawn and run to the front of Malebolgia. You should a pile 
              of rocks in front of him. Jump over the rocks onto the small ledge to 
              avoid his fire breath. When it's clear, hit him in the mouth area 
              when he gets close. If you have a gun or long range object life is 
              much easier. If you are short range character, you will have to try 
              different things to hit him. One way is to hit his mouth as it passes 
              by breathing fire. Another way is to get the most length and height 
              out of a double jump and hit him before you hit the lava.
    
       * - if Vacillator is reached under 10 minutes, you will fight him in a cave 
           rather than the glacier.
       ** - in order to fight Angel Teneres and Dark Ages Spawn you can't continue 
            if you die. I mean if time runs out.
    
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    7) Unlocking Characters
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    Some may claim that unlocking characters is a random act of god but there is 
    definetly a set pattern for it. And no, Brimstone transformed is NOT Black 
    Brimstone. Here's what worked for me.
    
    Beating the game on boss mode with character A will unlock character B. It can 
    be single or multi play, it matters not.
    
    A             B
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    Brimstone -   Overtkill
    Al Simmons -  Skeleton I
    Jessica -     Green Beret A
    Sam -         The Mafia
    Redeemer -    Hell Spawn
    Overtkill -   Army A
    Tiffany -     Angels E
    Grace -       Soleil
    Clown -       Vindicator
    Tremor -      Cy-Gor
    Spawn -       The Curse
    Twitch -      Soldier I
    Cogliostro -  Vandalizer
    Cy-Gor -      Wolf I
    Soleil -      Angel Teneres
    Vindicator -  Vacillator
    Vandalizer -  Vaporizer
    Hell Spawn -  Gatekeeper
    Gatekeeper -  Zombie I
    
    To unlock the next couple of characters, you must beat all the levels on boss 
    mode multiplay without continuing. After doing this so many times you will 
    unlock 4 more characters.
    
    One time -       Spawn I
    Five times -     Dark Ages Spawn
    Ten times -      Spawn IV
    Fourteen times - Admonisher
    
    The last character is obtained over time it seems. Playing the game long enough 
    will eventually unlock him. Unfortunately I can't say for sure that time 
    release is the correct method. I've also heard that having the last row of 
    items in the item collection list will unlock Black Brimstone. 
    
    Time release - Black Brimstone.
    
    To select Black Brimstone, highlight Brimstone and hold both trigger buttons 
    while pressing A. Black Brimstone's picture should appear. 
    
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    8) Items
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    This section will not be as big as it should be. There are a lot of 
    Character/Box Location/Stage combinations to examine. Unfortunately I feel that 
    is a little too time consuming as of now. I will cover the items that may draw 
    questions and where to get them. If I get enough feedback and questions on 
    items, I will include a more in depth coverage in the newer version of this 
    FAQ. All you hafta do is ask folks: Hopping_cricket@hotmail.com 
    
    Most of the items you are probably missing are on these stages:
    
    Smelter, Vacillator's Cave, and Dark Ages Spawn's level.
    
    Smelter - At the start of the level, you should be facing a square hole in the 
              floor. To the NorthWest, there should be two door openings. One on 
              the west wall, and one on the north wall. Go into the north doorway, 
              you should now be in a hallway with another doorway at the end. 
              Ignore the enemies and run through the next doorway. Now you should 
              be at the top of a stairway with some soldiers about. It's probably 
              a good idea to kill anyone near. Run  down the first section of 
              stairs to the landing. There should be a couple of doors here. Open 
              the door perpendicular to the stairs you came down. That means the 
              one in front of you. Enter the door to find a room with about three 
              item chests and some floating items about. There may be a soldier in 
              here so take him out. Open the chest on the right to get the Sword of 
              Curse 1.
                    
              Now that you have Sword of Curse 1 you can obtain the Holy sword. All 
              you have to do is use the Sword of Curse 1 until the curse is 
              lifted and voila!, Holy sword.
    
    Vacillator's Cave - At the start of this level you should start somewhere near 
                 the middle. You can go to ways now, either straight north or 
                 straight south. If you take the southern way (no not that southern 
                 way) you will eventually come to a rock wall. Attack the wall 
                 until it breaks and enter. Some gun items float about here with a 
                 couple of skeleton helpers in there as well. Taking the north 
                 route will bring you to a similar situation. Go far enough and 
                 you will reach a rock wall. Attack it until it breaks and go on 
                 in. Here there are some item chests and some floating weapon 
                 items. Sometimes Vandalizer will be in there as well. This room 
                 is where the Sword of Curse 2 can be found along with some othere 
                 rarer items if you are the appropriate character.
                                   
                 Once again you can get another Sword from Sword of Curse 2. Just 
                 use it long enough until the curse is lifted to get the Sword of 
                 Legend.
    
    Dark Ages Spawn's Level - First looking at this level may make you think it's 
              very confined to the area you start in. Hug the sides of the level 
              and look for some reddish colored roots. Go between the red roots to 
              enter a "secret" room. There are two or three of these rooms. Opening 
              them will find some of the collectable items such as SON, and Bikini 
              of Steel. I can't confirm this but I believe all of the last items on 
              the item collection list can be found here.
    
    And finally as a general rule for finding items you don't have, make sure to 
    check behind breakable objects and doors on levels you haven't been in yet. 
    (Duh). 
      
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    9) Miscallaneous
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    If I missed something you know about in any of the sections, please let me 
    know. Help me help you and all those other sayings that don't actually work 
    out in real life. Don't get so intent on finding items that you start to hate 
    this game. Just have fun. It's a great game. So, stay in school, don't do 
    drugs, and drink your milk (Unless you are a male, I heard drinking milk is 
    bad for the prostate).
    
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    10) Thanks
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    I'm sure I won't thank every one I need to. Don't sue me or anything I don't 
    have a lot of money.
    
    Thanks to:
    
    -Capcom, for making this game.
    
    -Todd McFarlane, for creating Spawn. (which I haven't bought since issue #30)
    
    - JumiViolet, for helping me with the swords of curse.
    
    - Wil Martinez, I can't think of a reason why except his infamous suggestion 
      for this FAQ. You think you know someone, then they move to Buffalo. You 
      know you'll be back Wil. Dunkirk awaits for it's victims to come back.
    
    - Combomaster, for posting advance techniques on rolling.
    
    - Most of the Spawn Board in it's early days at gamefaqs for trail blazing 
      this game. Sorry, I can't remember you all. Just remember the second 
      sentence in this section.
    
    - Gamefaqs.com, for giving people a way/method to waste hours on FAQ's.