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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
     Cathedral of Notre Dame <Paris, France> - - - - - - - - 03.01
     St. Peter's Basilica <The Vatican>- - - - - - - - - - - 03.02
     Vaseria <Transylvania>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.03
     Vaseria Village <Transylvania>- - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.04
     Woods <Transylvania>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.05
     Castle Frankenstein <Transylvania>- - - - - - - - - - - 03.06
     Carriage Ride - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.07
     Finale- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03.08
Credits- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04.00
Legals, Copyright and Info - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 05.00
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| About Me / Donations                                             01.01 |

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| Story                                                            01.02 |

Van Helsing is a movie/game surrounding a monster hunter and his journeys
around the world to find and kill the beasts whom he is sent for.

One time on his journeys in monster hunting, Van Helsing reaches the town of
Transylvania. After some odd happenings, he learns that he must go after
Dracula and kill him. Can he do it?

| Controls                                                         01.03 |

D-Pad = Move
A Button = Shoot
B Button = Slice
L Shoulder = Grapple
R Shoulder = Jump
Start = Pause/Menu
Select = Switch weapons
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Feb. 08, 2005 - Sorted layout. Began work.

Feb. 08, 2005 - Finished...another quick game and guide! :)

Jan. 15, 2013 - Update contact information, guide info, copyrights,
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                                 [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]
The Red Glyphs let you gain some health upgrades for every group of four (4)
that are found. By each one, I will list a number inside some arrow signs,
e.g., <1>. The number will be the order it is found in.

| Cathedral of Notre Dame <Paris, France>                          03.01 |
Firstly, run forward and grab the Green Glyph(s) to learn about them. Go right
a big more, then run up as much as you can until you are running into the big
shelf. Press L to grapple up the wall and get the Red Glyph <1>. Red Glyphs
will let you get health power ups. I may miss some, but all the ones I mention
will probably be pretty easy to find. If you collect all that I say, then it
will be hard for you to die.

Go east and pick up the Gold Reward Glyph in the next room. On the right side
of the room is another Red Glyph above you <2>. Go into the next room. Run up
to the statue and grapple again. When you touch the top, Green and Gold Glyphs
will fly out, so get them. Now go right a tiny bit, and then use the grapple
to get the Red Glyph beside the statue <3>. East is another one <4>. Enter
the top door.
                             BOSS: Mr. Hyde
You remember the stories of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Yep, same one. This fight
is easy. Right as it begins (after Van Helsing says that Jekyll is a deranged
psychopath), MOVE. Jekyll/Hyde will try to hit Helsing if you are still near.
The easiest way to beat this lug, is to trick his defenses. Run in and see if
he is tricked to hit you. If he tries to swing at you, move back. Then, press
L to grapple onto him, which brings you close to him quicker. After that, start
using B to slice him with the razors. If he tries to hit you, move back and
repeat the process.

NOTE: If you get low on health, use the Blue Glyphs. They heal and recharge
after some seconds.

| St. Peter's Basilica <The Vatican>                               03.02 |
After Helsing finishes his talk with the priest, we'll be downstairs. Bashing
the crates and barrels net you Gold Glyphs. Go down to get a Red Glyph <1>. Go
right into the next room. Speak with Carl, then examine the room to find the
remaining Red Glyphs: two are in plain view, one is in a barrel to the left
<2, 3, 4>. Carl will talk to you again.

| Vaseria <Transylvania>                                           03.03 |
Going back east will lead you into the train station again. Go up and grapple
the armor to make it fall. Drop down for some Green and Gold Glyphs in a cave.
Head back west into the forest. Continue until you meet some foes. A bar like
the Boss Health bar will appear. This is the Enemy Bar. Kill all the enemies
until the bar is depleted to progress. Do so and you'll get a Red Glyph <1>.
Exit at the top left.

Here, kill all the enemies to get the Red Glyph at the bottom <2>. Go back
and head east. At the bottom of this passage is a Red Glyph <3>. Exit east and
you learn a little bit of history to this place. After, a cutscene will net you
a Crossbow from Carl, your new weapon. Exit north. In this passage, there is
the last Red Glyph <4>. Also, kill the enemies to deplete the Enemy Bar again.
Go up north.

| Vaseria Village <Transylvania>                                   03.04 |
You learn more history, then are thrown into town. A Red Glyph is to your left
<1>. Head north. Battle the enemies to free the Red Glyph <2>. Another one is
to the northeast <3>. Exit to the east.

                             BOSS: Dracula Brides
These two are quite tough. One shoots fire and lighting things, the other has
ice. Just equip the Crossbow and shoot away at these two. Just jump around to
avoid the attacks, which is sometimes easy to do. If you need help, there are
Blue Glyphs. Unlike regular ones that you get from enemies and so on, these
stay and refill after a couple of seconds.
After the fight, go collect the Red Glyph <4>. Go east again.

                             BOSS: Marishka
Another one of Dracula's brides. She has less health than her friends (or
whatever) but is a bit tougher. She is just hard to hit, so try your best. This
one also controls ice moves.
After your "warm" thanks, you'll see another cutscene. Velkan, the girl's supp-
osedly dead brother, is alive and is a werewolf. Some more things happen, then
you must chase him. There is a glitch here: if you go all the way east, then
the right side of the light around Van Helsing will appear on the left side of
the screen. Anyway, go back to the square and exit northwest.

                             BOSS: White Masks
These two freaks are easy to beat. Keep shooting the Crossbow and run around.
It's as simple as that.
Grab the Red Glyph as a reward <1>. Go north, then north again. Kill the foes
and grab the Green Glyph for some hidden Green and Gold Glyphs. Go back south
and west. Fight to free the Red Glyph again <2>. Mind you, you need to do this
to move on anyway. Do the same in the next area for another Red Glyph <3>.
Go west again. Grab the Red Glyph before talking to the gravedigger <4>.

                             BOSS: Velkan
The gravedigger is digging graves. Ironically, right after saying that you
never know when you'll need one, he is killed. To defeat Velkan, whom is a
werewolf, just keep shooting him. It is easier than it looks. Just jump away
when Velkan is near and keep shooting.
Anna will say that she wants to save Velkan, so we must, apparently.

| Woods <Transylvania>                                             03.05 |
Go all the way around and exit northeast. Kill the enemies for the Red Glyph
<1>. Go back and exit through the northwest exit.

                             BOSS: Shivas
This is basically the same fight that you just did to get the Red Glyph. Do the
same strategy. The only real difference is the Boss Health bar.
Go north and all the way to the top right. Here is a Red Glyph <2>. Go back
south and west. Keep going to reach another Shiva boss fight. After that, you
get a Red Glyph <3>. Go north. Here is Castle Frankenstein, but the outside
portion. Go east to find the last Red Glyph for this part <4>.

| Castle Frankenstein <Transylvania>                               03.06 |
Go north. Run around the statues, then evade them when they wake up. Soon, Anna
will come, so leave south. Go west. Now fight these creatures to move on. Keep
going until you are inside the castle.
Go up and fall through the crack to get a Red Glyph <1>. Go west after
killing the creatures. Kill some more, then grapple the statue to move
it for some Glyphs. Go up to fight some of Dracula's offspring. Go west
to find a pushable statue for some Glyphs. Go back east, fight the creatures,
abd get the Red Glyph <2>. Head all the way east to kill some enemies for
Green Glyphs. Go back and go upstairs.

Kill the gargoyles that come alive. Go east and keep going. Soon you'll reach
a door with a Red Glyph by it <3>. Go inside the door and keep going east.
Break the crate you see for a Red Glyph <4>. Go east.

                             BOSS: Dracula
Just avoid him as best as you can, until you can leave. No real fight.
Go outside, then keep going east. When you see a crate, bash it for a Red
Glyph <1>. Go east again. In here, kill everything (including the gargoyles
at the top right) for the Red Glyph <2>. Go east again, and enter the door for
another Red Glyph <3>. Go all the way out now, until you are out of the castle
and in the woods.

Continue until you must climb up. Use the grapple to do so. At the top, bash
the barred cave entrance to get inside. Continue up until you see a hidden
ledge above you. Grapple it and get the Red Glyph inside this area <4>. Now
go back down and left.

                             BOSS: Frankenstein
This is so EASY. Keep shooting him until he goes berserk. The only way to hit
him then is to use the razors. This'll be over quickly.
Frankenstein calms and talks to you. Velkan sees you, and you pursue him.

| Carriage Ride                                                    03.07 |
After some more cutscenes, you take a nice carriage ride.

                             BOSS: Dracula's Brides
Same as the first fight with these two, but they are flying and VERY mad.
Luckily, we have the Electric Gun from Frankenstein. Keep using it while runn-
ing to avoid damage, and the fight will end soon.
After that, in the woods, grapple the statue for some Glyphs. Keep following
the path until you run into someone.

                             BOSS: Velkan
This game is boss crazy. Just keep using the Electric Gun to win this match.
Now a lot of crap happens. Anna walks in on you as Velkan dies. She starts
yelling at Van Helsing; and then she discovers he has been bitten by Velkan.
Finally, Carl comes in saying that Frankenstein has been taken.

| Finale                                                           03.08 |
We are back at the mansion. Carl adds the missing piece of cloth to the sheet
thing, and a mirror is revealed. In steps Van Helsing to reach Dracula's Castle
Head north. Now go left for the Red Glyph <1>. You'll be ambushed by creatures
again. Head right and exit the room. Kill the statues with the Electric Gun for
the Red Glyph <2>. Go back and up. Now go right, straight across again, then
down. Grab the Red Glyph in here <3>. Go back to the left-right split room.

In here again, go west then follow the rug to the end. At the end, go up. In
here, kill the statues again for the FINAL Red Glyph <4>. Now exit to the
top left. Go across the bridge...or try to.

                             BOSS: Aleera
One of Dracula's brides again. Just use the Electric Gun. It hurts her bad.
Luckily, she is the fire one, so her attacks are easy to dodge.
This is the final part of the game. Inside, defeat the enemies that appear
and go left. Continue and go through the top door. Kill the enemies here and
exit at the top left. Go west from this room, then through the door in the next
one. Go east, kill some statues, then east again. Now, get prepared and go
through the door.

Follow the rug to the end.

                       FINAL BOSS: Dracula
This is a very annoying fight. To start, DON'T DO ANYTHING. Wait until it gets
dark, and Van Helsing will go werewolf. Now you attack Dracula. When you regain
your normal self, JUST RUN. When you become werewolf again, attack; human, run.
Just keep repeating the pattern to beat this baddie.
Anna will come in and say that she has the antidote. Van Helsing then does
something very stupid and asks (with Frankenstein as witness) for God to forgive
him. Frankenstein says that God already has.

                                   THE END

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