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Table of Contents- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00.00 Introduction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.00 About Me / Donations- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.01 Story - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.02 Controls- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01.03 Logbook, A History of Changes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 02.00 Walkthrough- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.00 Act One - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.01 Roscoe Street Station- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.02 Live From the Crime Scene- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.03 Playing It Bogart- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.04 Fear That Gives Men Wings- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.05 Empire of Evil - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.06 Act Two - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.07 Captain Baseball Bat Boy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.08 Angel of Death - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.09 Act Three - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.10 Cold Steel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.11 Deep Six - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.12 Power Games- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.13 Nothing to Lose- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.14 Pain and Suffering - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.15 Cheats - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04.00 Credits- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 05.00 Legals, Copyright and Info.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 06.00 ________________________________ | | O===================| |===================O | Introduction | 01.00 O===================| |===================O |________________________________| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | About Me / Donations 01.01 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Hi; the name's Duane! I started writing some video game guides/FAQs when I was just a kid. Across a couple years, I put out fifteen (15) guides, and then life took over and I pretty much vanished. It's been a decade or so and I'm a student trying to work my way into the world, though I have a few years before I can get there. I intend to pick up the pace, at least as much as I can, with these guides, and get some heavy hitters out there finally, but again, this passion of mine costs time, and, well, time really is money. So I would like to say, and this is by no means some requirement, that if you enjoy this guide (or any of my other guides), then PLEASE consider giving a little donation, even if it's just a tiny bit of something. ANYTHING will help me, as I have many things that I need to address, let alone the fact that gaming itself is an expensive hobby. But in the long run, the reason I ask is this MOST importantly: Donations will help me write more and more guides, and therefore give YOU more and more of what you wish to see. PAYPAL ======== If you donate through PayPal, please visit [ https:// www . paypal . com/webapps/mpp/send-money-online ] or navigate to PayPal yourself and choose "Transfer" -> "Send Someone Money" and use the following email address [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] If you use the link, ensure to remove the spaces from it before going! THANK YOU very much, everyone. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Story 01.02 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Max Payne is an action shooter with a distinct element in it, Bullet Time. Bullet Time is slow motion where Max can dodge and shoot at the same time, i.e. dive-shooting and such. It is good to use, but can't match up to its full in the GBA version. "To make any kind of sense of it, I need to go back three years..." Max Payne is a police officer, in the NYPD in Manhattan. He has a wife and a baby girl. One day, after talking to his friend Alex, whom wants him to come to the DEA, something horrible has happens. When he arrives home, he sees trouble. Spray painted on the wall is the sign for the street drug, Valkyr. Someone calls right then, and Max tells them to call 911. They ask if it is the Payne residence, then hang up. After searching the house, he discovers his baby and wife dead. "That was three years ago, everything ripped apart in a New York Minute. The killer junkies had been previously high on the designer drug: Valkyr, V. I told Alex I'd be transferring to the DEA. It took us three long years to get a break in the Valkyr case. Then, finally, two months ago a dime-dropped tipped us off that, Jack Lupino, a mob-boss in the Punchinello crime family, was trafficking. I went undercover, infiltrated the worst mafia family in New York." o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Controls 01.03 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o D-Pad = Move A button = Shoot B button = Jump/Action L shoulder = Select weapon R shoulder = Bullet Time Start = Pause Select = Pain Killers ________________________________ | | O===================| |===================O | Logbook, A History of Changes | 02.00 O===================| |===================O |________________________________| DATE REACHED / PLACE REACHED ---------------------------- Feb. 25, 2005 - Began guide. Got to Scene One, Act Three. Feb. 26, 2005 - Completed the guide already. Woohoo! I'm a speed demon. Jan. 13, 2013 - Update contact information, guide info, copyrights, some stylistic changes and so on. Making a revival of my guides! ________________________________ | | O===================| |===================O | Walkthrough | 03.00 O===================| |===================O |________________________________| [NOTE 1] ONE HUGE NOTE: if you are afraid of spoilers, then be wary! I will likely divulge some things along the way, if not good portions of things. [NOTE 2] In this game, because of the isometric gameplay: North is northeast, West is northwest, East is southeast, and South is southwest. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Act One 03.01 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Roscoe Street Station 03.02 ========================================================================== First, get used to the isometric controls. Next, head through the door. After seeing the body, inspect the room. There are two Pain Killers, so make sure you find them. Exit the room back to the train dropoff. Two guys will see you, so hide behind the pillar. When the first one comes near you, use R to dive out and shoot him. Run up, using the second pillar as cover, and off the next guy. He is hiding behind the second pillar, so as long as you're on the other side, he can't see/shoot you. Now head upstairs. Up here, go right and kill this guy. Around the corner is a Shotgun holding guy, so get him and pick it up. Use B to press the keypad. When that fails, go down the stairs by you. Down here, kill the thugs. Go into the right room and kill the thug. Follow the train guy until he is killed. Enter the door and then the next one. Use Bullet Time to waste the thugs. After that, enter the eastern door. Flip the switch then go back out. Go back to the place near where we freed the train guard. Enter the train and save. Live From the Crime Scene 03.03 ========================================================================== Go north and kill the thugs. Enter the northwestern room and kill all the thugs here too. Enter the next room, then after the little scene, equip the Pump Action and waste then. Exit via the southern way. Continue on, killing the thugs until you reach a red keypad. Use it to enter the vault room. In here, waste the thugs then press the console. Enter Vault B. Read the papers and leave. Press the console again and go in Vault C. Grab the detonator then go back to where the bomb was wired to the door. Set it up and stand back. You see Alex and talk to him. Soon after, he is shot. Kill the two thugs that swarm you. Exit the place. Playing It Bogart 03.04 ========================================================================== Immediately kill the two bafoons. Raid the locker and check the letter on the desk. Three guys come in, so kill them. Exit out and go east. In here, check the radio if you want, and go north. Shoot the windows and climb out. Go east and go back inside. Here, because of the gameplay, don't waste your time trying to hit the canister, just kill the guys. Go east. In here, the room holds a guy and goodies. North is a thug. Kill him and the thugs that come in after that. Go north out of the room. Kill the three thugs in here, and go into the next room. Kill the thug here. Go back out and west. Take the south door. Waste the thug and take the west room. A dead guy is in here on the vibrating bed. (LOL) Back in the other room, you can check the TV for info. Go back out in the hall and use the north door. Look at the book, then open the cabinet. Go through the opening. Exit and go through the northwest exit in the next room. A thug is in the hall. Enter the door that the thug was by. Kill the thug. The other two guys are V junkies, harmless until attacked. Kill them anyway. Go back in the hall. You can shoot the brick wall for a hidden room if you want. Anyway, go and find the north door. Dive when you're inside to avoid a shotgun blast. Read the letter. Go back out and east. Waste the thugs and go through that door. Go into the elevator. In the room, waste the thugs. You can check the TV if you want. In the next hallway, dive to avoid being shot by a thug. Continuing on, we find the furnace. A guy tied to a chair, is lying dead on the floor. Pick up the baseball bat by him. Go through the western door, kill the guys, and continue on. Back in the main hotel area, eh? Go up to the south door and listen in. Bust in, dive and kill all the thugs. Examine the suitcases and pick up the goodies and the Keys. Go back out. The western door holds a bathroom, full with a thug and V junkie. Kill them for ammo and raid the Pain Killer cupboard. Go back out and north. Use the Keys to open up the Bar. After the scene, dive. Rico and his gally are drawn badly, but then, so are Max and the thugs; but, they aren't that bad. Anyway, kill the three thugs that come out of where Rico went in, and off the girl. Equip a quick gun, Dual Ingrams work well. Go through the door, dive and kill Rico. Then dive again to kill the thug barrage. Go east and into the room. Inspect the wires, and raid the cabinets. Go back out and press the red button. Go through what it just opened. Kill the three thugs, then the three that follow. Go through the door the thugs came out of and save. Fear That Gives Men Wings 03.05 ========================================================================== Enter the Pawn (Weapon) Shop above you. Off the thugs, and the one in the next room for ammunition. Back on the streets, go east and north. Examine the grey newspapers and go to the van above you. Open it for a Sawed Off. Head down the lower alley thing. Enter the door and kill the thugs at the hall's end. The room there holds a thug and ammo. At the dead end, shoot the canister so it flies and blows up the door. Enter it and waste the junkies. In the next room, blast the thugs for ammo and continue. Kill the thug and pick up the phone. After that, continue on. Back in the hotel, or something. Kill the thugs and enter the lower left room. Pick up the Keys. Junkies are in the lobby corner if you want. Enter the north door and kill the thug for a Molotov. Go up the stairs. Kill the thug and go on. In here, kill the thug by you and hide behind the pillar. Another thug runs to get to you but falls to his death. What an idiot. Either jump or dive over the gap. Continue into the next room and waste the thugs. Examine the door by where you entered. A guy comes out, so blast him. Go inside and get some Pain Killers. Go back out into the room and exit via the window. Go east and kill the thugs when you get back inside. Go out east again and kill these ones. Continue south, kill the thugs, and go back inside. Waste the guy here and go to the door. After the scene, Gognitti bails, so kill his lackies. Read the letter on the desk and follow Gognitti. Continue after him until you reach a room with a thug, kill him and continue the hunt. Outside are two thugs waiting for you. On the other side is a barrage of three. Keep going, wasting thugs. You'll soon be back inside. I don't get this game, they should be realistic. I'm sure Max could have shot Vinnie again while chasing him. Heck, I even dived in front of Gognitti and he had to run around me. Once outside, kill the three thugs and follow even more. The chase soon ends. Kill the next two thugs and shoot Gognitti until he falls. After the scene, we'll be at the final act of the first scene. Empire of Evil 03.06 ========================================================================== Inside, kill the thugs. Take the northeast exit and waste the other thug. Flip the lever and climb the stairs. Kill the thugs and look at the book. Continue on, kill the thugs on the dance floor thingy. Go into the Bar. Kill the thugs and look at the book and sheet in the far corner. Continue on, shoot the guys that appear from the doorways. In the next room, don't dive forward. You'll fall to your doom. Just shoot the guy and climb. Kill the next one and enter the door. On the balcony, waste all the lackies. Inspect the control panel. Go all the way back to the dance floor thing. Kill the thugs and go through the curtain. Waste the men here and enter the backstage. Climb the steps and waste the thug. Enter the inner sanctum. Waste the bodyguards. Look at the book and read the bloody torn note. In the next hall, kill the bodyguard and listen to Lupino being crazy. Enter the stronghold of Lupino. Go up to the markings on the floor. After the scene, we must fight. BOSS: Jack Lupino and Bodyguards x3 =================================== This isn't quite that hard. The main thing to do is either equip Dual Ingrams or M9s, or the Pump Action. That will make quick work of Jack and his boys. After the fight, you see a scene of Max completely shooting the heck out of the already dead Lupino. Then some more things happen. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Act Two 03.07 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Captain Baseball Bat Boy 03.08 ========================================================================== After getting Frankie's bat, go out in the hall. Hit the thug, then round the corner and kill the other two. Equip a gun and get moving. The northeast holds some thugs. Go into the middle room and waste the thugs. Cross over into the next hall. Blast all the thugs here and go into the lower left room for a Pump Action. Take the north door to continue. Take the elevator up and kill the thugs here. Go through the southern door and clear the room. Go through the southeastern door next. In the meat locker, kill the bodyguard and grab the goodies. Exit north. Out here, kill the guys. There's a little room by you that has a thug and ammo. Back outside, go north and back into the hotel. Go south and listen in. Then bust in and cap them all. Enter the southern room. Kill them all and go back out. Listen to the radio and go west. A thug's in the bathroom and so are some Pain Killers. Make your way into the Bar. Frankie is here. Equip and quick but powerful gun, and blast him and his boys. Angel of Death 03.09 ========================================================================== Enter the south room and inspect the body. Go back out, kill the thug if he comes out, and go west. Kill the thugs in the hall and go into the west room. Off the guy and grab some goodies. Go back out and into the east room. Kill the thugs and go south. In here, a guard sees you and goes to tell the first Trio member. Inspect the tarot cards on the counter. Follow the thug and kill all the guys. That's one down. Go back out and kill the newly appeared thugs. Go through the eastern door. Kill everyone here and go east again. Kill the thug and examine the piano. You can press A to play a note of the Max Payne theme song. Keep up the pace and see if you can match to that of the title screen. Go south, kill the thugs, and go west; kill the ones here too and climb the stairs. Go east and kill the thugs. That's the second Trio member. Go back west and west again. After you hear the guy, move away. Go through when the door explodes. Kill the guys, go north, kill the guys, get some Pain Killers, and go north again. Man, talk about repetitive! :) Examine the woman's body. Max can't tell whether it's Mona Sax or Lisa Punchinello. It makes him think about his dead wife and child. Go north. Pick up the telephone to talk to Alfred Woden again. Go east, off the guys, go east again, and off some more! That is the end of the Trio. Go inside the room for a cutscene. A deadly suit (figure of speech) comes in and kills Punchinello. Kill him before he gets you. Go back out for another scene. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Act Three 03.10 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Cold Steel 03.11 ========================================================================== Inside, shoot the bomb, but don't get close. Go east. Go down the stairs and kill the commandos. Inspect around for ammo and such. Back upstairs, go through the north door. Listen to the radio. Inspect around for goodies. Go back out and kill the new commando. Kill the one downstairs too. Press the button by the big door and go through. Kill the commandos here too and go east. Back up and shoot a bomb. Go east. In the next hall, off the commandos, get some Pain Killers, and go through the next big door via the button. Kill everyone here and go to the next room. Kill the guards and blow the bomb. Go into the next room. Continue on, kill the commandos. In the next room, off the guy and go on. Kill the guards in the north room and listen to the walky talky. Go back out and west. Kill the guys here and go into the west room. Look at the papers, go back out, and south. Kill the mercenaries in your way and go on. Back up and shoot the bombs. Turn the valve and go on. Kill the guy and go on some more. Shoot the bombs, and go past the valves. In the molten room, shoot the guy and move on. Go north and go around the valves. Turn this valve to turn off all the burning valves. Go back and through the door opened. Kill the guards and blow the canister. In the next room, go north, kill the commando, and press the control panel; back in the other room, off the guards and go west. Kill everyone here, press the panel, and go north. Dodge the fire, press the button, go north, kill the guards, press the button, go west, kill the guard, press the elevator button, and waste the guys that come off. Simple, no? Get on for a ride. Deep Six 03.12 ========================================================================== In this place, you must walk up to the green panels to open the doors. This is so simple, I won't mention it anymore. Now, go west and watch the little scene. Kill the killer suits. (No pun intended) Go down and examine the symbol. Go north and waste the commandos. Go west and kill the next one. For the rest of this level, I recommend your Dual Ingrams. The commandos have power but are slow, while you have a bit of power and a lot of speed. Go south, kill the commandos, and go west. Examine the computer, then go south. Go west, and get to the computer. Look at it for the code, then go back to the other one and enter it. Go north and take the elevator. Go east. After this point, you can't go back the other way. Go east until you hear a guy. Free him and follow him. After he's killed, off the commandos. Pick up the scientist's keycard and go north. Go around and get off the elevator. Keep going around until we're back to where we entered the code. Go south and back to where we found the code. Use the keycard to go south. Go around the fire. Once off the elevator, go east. Shoot the bombs, and go examine the corner computer. Go south, get off, and grab the other scientist's keycard. Go east and continue east. Power Games 03.13 ========================================================================== After the scene, kill the commandos and go north. Kill the commandos and go north again, with more bullets. Go up the western stairs. Kill the guy then go west again. Blast these guys and look at the monitor. Woden somehow faked it. Go south. Kill the guys, go south again, clear this room, south again, and clear this room. Go north, then PICK UP THE TAPE. Go east, kill the guys, and look at the paper on the desk. Go south, kill the guys, and go north by the other door. Kill the commandos, then go north again. Waste the suits. Pick up the Keys and go back out. Go to the lower left door. Nothing to Lose 03.14 ========================================================================== Walk through the detector and get ready. Kill all the commandos that attack you. Go through the western door. Override the panel and go back out. Take the corner door that is open. Shoot the bombs then grab everything. Go south and kill the suits. I like to use the Baseball Bat for this, but whatever. Just destroy the control panel to the north. Go back to the lobby. Open the left elevator and watch the scene. Kill all of Horne's guards then go up the elevator. Kill some more and follow her. "I'm a nice guy...kill him!!" Hah, that's a short version of a funny quote. Go through the door after killing these guys. Geez, does EVERYONE have to say the same quote? Kill everyone then follow Horne. Shoot the bombs to kill the guys and continue. Grab the ammo and go outside. Shoot the bomb and walk around the building. Take out the commando and keep going. Once inside, kill the guard, go through the door, kill the other, and go up the stairs. Continue to the top, then kill everyone. Take the big door and take out more people. Take either door, kill the guys, and go to the end door. Watch the scene, kill everyone, and inspect the computer. Go through the opening. Go up the stairs. Pain and Suffering 03.15 ========================================================================== Kill the thugs outside. BOSS: Radio Mast (Nicole Horne) =============================== The object is to make the radio mast fall on the helicopter so it kills Horne. You should have a lot of grenades, I hope so. Equip them and keep throwing them at all the cables until they break. Three grenades break just one cable. By the looks of it, the mast hits the copter before it takes off, but somehow the copter falls down off the building, while burning. ---Watch the ending cutscene... Max - "And then it was all over. The storm seemed to lose its frenzy. The ragged clouds gave way to the stars above." Bravura - "Max Payne, this is Deputy Chief Jim Bravura from the NYPD. We've got the building surrounded. Throw down your weapons and lie down with your hands behind you head." Max - "A bit closer to heaven. The cops voices were distant and muted." Cop - "Freeze! NYPD! Hold it right there!" Max - "My ghosts released me from their haunting. Down below, New York City glittered like diamonds on black velvet." Bravura - "You gave us one hell of a ride. Take him down to central booking." Cop - "You heard the man." Max - "Woden was there, in the crowd standing by the sidelines. It wouldn't be over till the man with the patch would say so. He'd say the right words. I knew he would. He'd better. Woden grinned smugly, it was the grin of a winner. That made two of us." --- CONGRATULATIONS! ================ You have now unlocked Dead on Arrival (DOA), which is basically and extreme mode, and New York Minute, where you have a minute to complete each level. You also unlock the cheats: Infinite Ammo, All Weapons, and Super Cop. Finally, you can choose Story in Options to see the whole thing instead of the intro. NOTE: In New York Minute, kill people to get more time. ________________________________ | | O===================| |===================O | Cheats | 04.00 O===================| |===================O |________________________________| ACTION REPLAY - USA =================== (M): b1e0d38b dd6375e1 52a8ef5f 34314d82 All Levels Unlocked: 50157f80 ddffe686 Inf. Health: 78832770 8fee196f Inf. Continues: 543c70ae 91597cc6 Inf. Bullet Time: 098d63d9 f753b6db Inf. Pain Killers: 542a4ac9 4fa3dc47 All Weapons: ce8de632 bf2eb70b 08a302aa 1e60aa6c f2ddb54d 266d54f5 9f6bd139 a2242670 ceec0158 7e28b34d 0f531429 541ea194 Inf. Ammo: 1461a091 761848e5 c9a04464 63a5ca2b b930415a be656ec4 c599524c b993c5ee 3a98abf6 74648d0f eed6b810 a974c9dc f0f7a916 e15b89fd CODE BREAKER - USA ================== 1E Enable Code: 00000000 0002 1000A6E2 0007 Inf. Pain Killers: 32000034 0009 Inf. Bullet Time: 32005355 00FF ________________________________ | | O===================| |===================O | Credits | 05.00 O===================| |===================O |________________________________| Thanks to Rockstar for making this game. Thanks to GameFAQs and Cheat Happens for hosting this. :) ________________________________ | | O===================| |===================O | Legals, Copyright and Info | 06.00 O===================| |===================O |________________________________| All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Copyright © 2005-2013 Duane Niles This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. 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