FAQ/Walkthrough by Videogameman

Version: 3.0 | Updated: 04/14/99 | Printable Version

Predator 2 (Sega Genesis)
Walkthrough 3.0  4-14-1999
By Videogameman (Bean1guy@smithville.net)

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    This is my first faq so please stay with me because there are probably
lots of spelling errors in here. If you see any please contact me. Now on
with the show. 

0.0 Pick-ups
    0.1 Hostages
    0.2 Extra Points
    0.3 Weapons
    0.4 Body Armor/Lives

1.0 Weapons
    1.1 Handgun
    1.2 Bombs
    1.3 Rapid Fire (R-F)
    1.4 Spread Fire
    1.5 Shotgun
    1.6 Net
    1.7 Laser
    1.8 Flying Blades

2.0 Enemies
    2.1 Thugs
    2.1.1 Gun Thugs
    2.2 Cars
    2.3 Motorcycles
    2.4 Helicopters
    2.4.1 Armored Helicopters
    2.5 Predators
    2.6 Wall Cannons

3.0 Bosses
    3.1 Level 2 (Helicopter)
    3.2 Level 3 (Semi)
    3.3 Level 4 (Predator)
    3.4 Level 5 (Predator)
    3.4.1 Level 5 Mini-Boss 1
    3.4.2 Level 5 Mini-Boss 2
    3.4.3 Level 5 Mini-Boss 3
    3.5 Level 6 (Semi)
    3.6 Level 7 (Super Predator)

4.0 The Levels
    4.1 Level 1
    4.2 Level 2
    4.3 Level 3
    4.4 Level 4
    4.5 Level 5
    4.6 Level 6
    4.7 Level 7

5.0 Ending and Passwords  
0.0 Pick-ups
    There are many things in the game that you can pick up for      
points. They are weapons, ammo, and Hostages. You have to pick up      
Hostages and you need new and better weapons or else you won't beat the
game. All you have to do to get them after you find them is run over them.

0.1 Hostages
    In every level you have to rescue the Hostages (if you don't rescue
them then you won't beat them level). There are x-number of Hostages in a
level. Deppending on the difficulty level you're on you have to try to save
all of them. The Predator will try to kill them. You will know when this
will happen when the cross hairs (from the Predato's gun) reach the
Hostage. When it does they will get shot and their bodyparts will fly all
over the screen. If you run into the cross hairs them you will see your
body parts all over the screen. This will only happen if you are trying to
kill yourself OR if the Predator is chasing you will the cross hairs (this
will only happen in certain parts of certain levels). Here is a diagram
showing how many Hostages are allowed to get blown up without losing the

      Easy          3
      Medium        2
      Hard          1

    On the easy level of difficulty you will most likely not have any
Hostages get blown up. On harder levels of difficulty you might have some
of you Hostages get blown away but you never know.

0.2 Extra Points
    You can pick up needles and other drug related things from dead Thugs
for extra points. If you're wondering he DOES NOT use them, he only
collects them. Most of them are only worth 100 points, but there are a lot
of them in the game. The easiest way to collect them without having to run
everywhere to get them you should run around them (to get them into a
grounp) them turn around and hit them with a bomb and a couple R-F or
Handgun shots. When you do this you can run up to the place where the group
was and pick all the goodies up in less then a second. 

0.3 Weapons 
    If you walk (or run) over a weapon that is on the ground it will be put
in your arrsonal of weapons. If you run over a weapon that you all ready
have you will get some more ammo for it (you usually get 8 or so most more
bullets/bombs/whatever for that weapon). There are plenty of weapons on the
ground, so pick them up.

0.4 Body Armor/Lives
    When ever you run over some body armor you get 100% health. If you run
over a Medkit you get 100% health and an exrta life (a max of ten lives). I
usually have 8 or nine lives before I go to the seventh level. It is easy
to do that because there are on average three to six lives per level. You

will usually die two to four times in each level. So you will (hopefully)
get more lives then you loose before the seventh level. 
1.0 The Weapons
    There are eight weapons thoughout the game with different advantages
and disadvantages. These weapons should be used to kill different types of
enemies (Shotgun= Predator, Handgun= normal Thugs).

1.1  Handgun
Fire Rate: Good
Damage: Poor (Least damage out of all the weapons)
Don't use against: Cars, Semis, Super Predator
Used against: Thugs (all types), Motorcycles, Helicopters

    This is your primary weapon (and starting weapon) that has unlimited 
ammo, but does minimal damage. It can be a rapid fire weapon if the 
shooting button is held down. Use this weapon on everything from Thugs to 
easy Helicopters (not on Cars or armored Helicopters). You should always 
have this weapon out and held down to kill enemies as soon as they appear 
(except for Cars and up). 

1.2 Bombs
Firing Rate: Slow
Damage: Powerful
Don't use agianst: Thugs(unless in groups) or Motorcycles
Use against: Cars, Helicopters, Predators 

    This is a powerful weapon that has an explosion radius. Ammo is pretty
easy to find compared to the Shotgun or Laser. This should be used on Cars
mainly. The bad thing about this weapon is that when you throw it, it lands
and doesn't blow up for about a half second. So you should only use this
weapon on non-moving enemies.

1.3 Rapid Fire
Firing Rate: Very Fast
Damage: Good
Don't use agianst: Nothing
Use against: Everything

    This weapon shoots three bullets in a triangle shape. This            
is the fastest weapon in the game. Use it against anything (including
Semis if you run out of Bombs). This should be the 1st weapon (besides 
the Handgun) that you should use. The best thing about this weapon is 
that every three bullets that fly out of the gun only count as one.

1.4 Spread Fire
Firing Rate: Fast
Damage: Powerful
Don't use agianst: Thugs (unless in huge groups), Motorcycles,      
Helicopters (unless there is two or more), Cars.
Use against: Predators, Semis

    When shot, this weapon almost covers the entire screen and can take
out lots of Thugs, Cars (ammo killer), and Helicopters in groups (end
of Level 6). You should also use it agianst the Semi Bosses. You should
only use this weapon when you are in deap trouble because ammo for this
weapon is very hard to find.

1.5 Shotgun
Firing Rate: Slow
Damage: Very Powerful
Don't use agianst: Thugs, Motorcycles, Cars
Use agianst: Semis, Predators, Helicopters

    This is the MOST POWERFUL gun in the game. It will case away the 
Predator in Level 5 with one shot (the mini-boss Predators). Only use this
weapon on hard enemies or Bosses. Ammo is hard to find (the most I've found
was 16 or 24 bullets). You shouldn't use this weapon against Cars because
it takes two shots to blow it up (or one shot and two Handgun bullets). 

1.6 Net
Firing Rate: Slow
Damage: O.K. to Powerful
Don't use agianst: Thugs, Cars, Helicopters, Motorcycles, Semis
Use agianst: Predators

    I never use this weapon so I can't tell you much except that it is
powerful and you should use it on the Predators only. I think it also 
pushes your opponents back giving you some breathing room (just like the
Predators do to you).

1.7 Laser
Firing Rate: Good
Damage: Very Powerful
Don't use agianst: Thugs, Motorcycles, Cars, Helicopters, Semis
Use agianst: Predators and the Super Predator

    This is the Second most powerful weapon in the game. You       should
only use it agianst the Super Predator (Level 7 Boss). If you have to, you
could use it agianst the Predators (the Boss Predators, not regular). 

1.8 Flying Blades
Firing Rate: Good
Damage: Powerful
Don't use agianst: Thugs, Motorcycles, Helicopters, Cars, Semis
Use agianst: Predators (all types)

    You should only use this powerful weapon on the Predators (because it
will kill them with one hit and you can hide around corners and still hit 
them). *Note* You can have up to four of these on the screen at the same 
time. But don't run around all the time with four Blades up because you 
will run out very fast and there are not very many Blades that you can pick

2.0 The Enemies
    There are five types of enemies each with their own advantages
and disadvantages.

2.1 Thugs
Weapon: Knives or Chainsaws
Levels in: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Weapons you should use: Handgun, R-F

    These guys are everywhere. Shoot then once and they will be no more.
Another thing to do is run around and shoot them while they are in a huge
group. They are easier to hit this way and you don't have to run around to
pick up all the things that they leave behind.

2.1.1 Gun Thugs
Weapon: Handguns
Levels in: 2,3,4,5,6
Weapon you should use: Handgun 

    To kill these guys and not get shot is hard to do, but if you run
around like a chicken with its head cut off. When you do this it is very
hard for them to hit you (just don't run into them). Now turn and nail
them. These enemies will also leave goodies for you.

2.2 Cars
Weapon: Handgun
Levels in: 1,3,6
Weapon you should use: R-F, Bombs

    To kill this guy (er... Car), just run up to it and hit it with a
couple Bombs or R-F shots. They sometimes have ammo or lives under them.
You can stay back and shoot them with the R-F but that is hard to do so...
run up and go all kamikaze. Good Luck :)

2.3 Motorcycles
Weapon: Handgun (and they will try to ram you too)
Levels in: 3,6
Weapons you should use: Handgun and R-F

    Shoot them with a couple rounds and they will blow up. Watch out
because they will try to ram you. It is very hard to shoot these down but
if you are by a wall they might run into it (hehehehe). When they do this
they won't drop anything but you won't have to worry about them for a
little bit.

2.4 Helicopters
Weapon: Handgun
Levels in: 3,6
Weapons you should use: Handgun, R-F, Bombs, Shotgun

    Just run up to them and keep shooting until they fall or fly away (the
Helicopters that fly away only take two or three round). You can stay back
and shoot them but that takes some skill. The thing that I always do is to
just keep running and shooting it (I do get hit but only once or twice).
Don't do this unless you have full or almost full life.

2.4.1 Armored Helicopters
Weapons: Handgun
Levels in: 2,3,6
Weapons you should use: R-F, Bombs, Shotgun

    This is a regular Helicopter that takes a lot more damage. This causes
a problem because if you run up to them you might die. The best way to beat
them is to stay away and shoot them with the R-F or Shotgun while dodging
it's bullets. This is pretty easy to do. When you shoot one down you will
get some weapons/ammo and some other goodies.

2.5 Predators
Weapon: Claws
Level in: 7
Weapons you should use: Any weapon (except the Laser)

    Just shoot them with a couple rounds and they will disappear (these are
not the mini-boss). Since they usually attack in groups you can drop a bomb
into their path to kill them all. A way to get infinity points is to find a
place where they come out of a wall and just shoot at it until you get all
the points that you want (if you find one that constantly shoots them out
for more points faster), and don't worry, if you stand back they won't be
able to hit you.

2.6 Wall Cannons
Weapon: Lasers
Level: 7
Weapons you should use: You can't blow them up :(

    These are all over the Alien Ship (level 7). I don't know why they
would be in the ship because the Predator's wouldn't need a security system
for their space ship because no one would get on it (besides them). 

3.0 The Bosses
    There is a Boss at the end of every level (except Level 1). The Bosses
block off the end of the level and are very hard to kill. They will usually
take a couple of lives to kill them (unless you know how to beat them).

3.1 Level 2 (the Helicopter)
Weapon: Hangdun
Primary weapon you should use: R-F
Hostages around: two (on the botton right and the top left)

    When you run up the stairs to the Helicopter have your R-F weapon on
and continue to fire at it until it blows (watch out for the Predator's
cross hair). This is the easiest Boss in the game (If you can call it a
Boss). If you don't kill it before you reach the top of the stairs then get
the Hostages then turn and shoot it somemore. After it blows go to the Exit
as fast as you can or else you blow away by the Predator.

3.2 Level 3 (The Semi)
Weapon: Three people with Handguns
Primary weapon you should use: Bombs
Hostages around: Two (infront of the Semi)

    When you run up to the Semi pull out your Bombs and run from left to
right them back while throwing Bombs at it. You must make all three of the
guys with Handguns go back into the Semi before the Semi will blow. If you
have enough Bombs and full life you should not die. If you run out of Bombs
use R-F or any other powerful weapon. Another way to blow it up is to stay
way back at the bottom and shoot, then run to the other side of the screen
then shoot somemore. This is hard to do but it will work.

3.3 Level 4 (A Predator)
Weapons: Lasers, Nets, Fireballs
Primary weapon you should use: The Handgun
Hostages around: No

     When you find him run to the right side while he shoots at you. When
he stops, fire at him then run to the front when he starts to shoot at you.
When he stops nail him agian. Repeat until he runs away then exit the
level. If you do everything right you should not get hit. *Note* You can
use the R-F weapon if you want but it uses up alot of ammo.

3.4 Level 5 (A Predator)
Weapons: Lasers, Nets, Fireballs, Flying Blades
Primary weapon you should use: The Handgun
Hostages around: No

    As soon as you see him, go to the far left middle of the screen and
just shoot at him. Most of his shots will miss and you will only have to
dodge once or twice then return fire. You could run up to him (while
dodging the Flying Blades) and shoot him with the Shotgun a coupe times,
but this is not advised.

3.4.1 Mini-Boss 1
     Run up and down while dodging his shots. When he is done with the
round of shooting hit him with your favorite weapon. There is another way
to make him run off; just go up to him and shoot him once with the Shotgun
(you will get hurt doing this though).

3.4.2 Mini-Boss 2
    Just use you Shotgun on him unless you want to dodge his shots and
return fire.

3.4.3 Mini-Boss 3    
     Hide behind the wall (where the Predator can't shoot you) amd run down
and shoot him with a weapon then go back up into your hiding place. If you
do this right he won't hit you, or just shot him with the Shotgun again.
The final way to kill him is to hide behind the wall and throw the Flying
Blades at him (this wall is almost cheeting).

3.5 Level 6 (The Semi)
Weapon: Three guys with Handguns
Primary weapon you should use: Bombs
Hostages around: Two (infront of the Semi)

    Do the same thing to this Semi as you did to the other one. There is no
difference between them.

3.6 Level 7 (The Super Predator)
Weapon: Every Predator type weapon
Primary weapon you should use: Laser
Hostages around: No

    Run up the the Boss and lure him out of his room. When he gets out into
the hallway run over to *HIS* right side and shoot him with all the Lasers
that you have. If you get into the perfect place he will not be able to hit
you and he will die really fast. If you can't find that spot shoot him and
when you almost die run all the way back to the start of that hallway to
get the Body Armor then do back up and shoot at him somemore. 

4.0 The Levels
    There are seven different levels in the game with x-number of Hostages
in them that you have to save. You start out in the first Level (of cource)
with you trusty Handgun. Note* I'm not going to tell you where all of the
enemies are (except for the Bosses and Mini-Bosses). In some places the
ammo will change (like in Level 5 when the Predator drops some weapons).
Also in harder difficulty levels there isn't always lives and body armor
(to make it harder). 

4.1 Level 1 (The Streets)       9 Hostages
    When you start run up and rescue the Hostage besides you, then go up
the street and take a left to get the Hostage. Grab the R-F gun and
continue up the street and get the Hostage in the corner. Go down the
street and get the R-F gun and a Hostage in another corner. From there go
down and get another Hostage in another corner, then go down and turn to
find the a car. After blowing it away to clear a path. Make sure to get
some Bombs. Instead of going down into the newly cleared path go up to get
the Hostage and so Body Armor. Now go down and rescue the Hostage from
behind the lightpole. Go down the next street and get some ammo for the R-F
gun and Bombs. At the end of the street go up and blow up the car (to get
the Medkit). Then follow the top wall to get the Hostage. Finally exit the
level by the door with the "exit" sign above it. Now on to Level 2.

4.2 level 2 (The Rooftops)      14 Hostages  
    Go forward and get the Bombs from behind the windows. Then go forward
and get the Hostages in both cornersof the left side of the building. Go
down the stairs and shoot the Helicopter until it leaves. Then pick up the
body armor and grab the Hostage in the top- left corner. Then go to the
bottom-right corner by the blocked off stairs. Go past the blocked off
stairs and you will see some more stairs by the top of the screen. Go up
them and get some more ammo for the R-F gun. Then go to the top-right
corner of the building to get the Hostage then go to the top-left for
another. Go back down the stairs and go to the once-blockes-off-stairs then
go to the left for some more body armor. Then go to the bottom-left
corner(the second one) to get the Hostage. Go up the stairs and shoot the
Helicopter by the purle stairs. After it flies away go down the path that
it was blocking to get the Hostage and another body armor. Then go the blue
stairs and get some ore R-F ammo. Then follow the roof until a Helicopter
attacks. After it is gone, go down the blue stairs to get a Hostage and
some more R-G ammo. Go back up the staurs and get the Hostage in the very
bottom0right corner then the one in the top-right corner. Then go to the
Blue stairs (not the stairs that you just came from) and then the purple
stairs. At the top get the body armor. Then go forward and get the Hostage.
Race up the stairs and grab the Hostage in the bottom-left corner, then
pull out your R-F gun and run up the stairs and take ou the Helicopter.
After that get the final Hostage ane exit the level through the purple
doors befor the Predator blows you up.

4.3 Level 3 (The Streets)       10 Hostages

    When you start ou run forward to get the Shotgun. Continue to run in
the same direction to get a medkit. Turn to the right until you hit the
wall with a Hostage. Continue along the wall until you find two more
Hostages. WARNING the Predator's cross hairs more very fast and will most
likely kill one of the Hostages. Follow the walls until you find another
Hostage . Do the same for the next Hostage. The next Hostage is in the road
strait down from the last. Continue down the wall for another Hostage and a
Medkit at the bottom. Retrace your tracks until you find an opening, go
through it and to the right. After a little bit go down the alley for a
medkit. Finally go up to fing the Boss. To find out how to beat the boss
please read the Boss section. After the Semi blows, collect the goodies and
go up-left to find the exit door. From here you go to the Subway.

4.4 Level 4 (The Subway)        6 Hostages

    This is a fast level so start by grabing the R-F ammo then go downand
grab the Hostage behind the ticket booths. After going down some grab the
Hostage between the booths (Dodge the Predators's shots while doing this).
After going down even more get the body armor and another Hostage by the
ticket booth. From here go to the right and grab the medkit between two
more booths after a while. Then grab the Bombs between the chairs later on
(acually just about three seconds latter). Then go to the right again to
grab R-F ammo. Then go to the left and grab the Hostage behind the chairs.
Then get another Hostage in front of three ticket booths. Go forward to
fight the Boss. Once he runs away pick up anything that he leaves then
leave while dodging the cross hairs.

4.5 Level 5 (The Slaughterhouse) 15 Hostages

    When you start go up to get some R-F ammo. Then run up the stairs to
get the Hostage to the left (plus some bidy armor). Continue along the
catwalk, pass the stairs to get the Hostage. Then go down the stairs to get
another Hostage. Go down until you reach the ground to get a life, along
with another Hostage. Go up the next flight of stairs, pass the other
flight of stairs to get the Hostage, then go down and get some more Bombs.
Then go forward to fight the Mini-Boss Predator 1. After chasing him away
go forward and get the Hostage by the stairs, then go up the stairs and
grab the Hostage. Pass the by the next flight of stairs ang grab the
Hostage. Next, Pass by some more stairs then go up the next to grab the
Hostage, then pass by some more stairs then Grab the Bombs. Then go down
the stairs and go the left. Continue that way until you have saved two
Hostages. Then retrace you steps until you find some stairs to going down.
Once on the ground agian, go left until you find a Hostage and some R-F
ammo. Retrace you steps to the stairs then go to the right until you find
the Predator agian. After chasing him away pick up the body armor and go up
the stairs and to the left to find a Hostage. Then go to the right until
you find a long lost Hostage. Finally go down the stairs to find the
Predator once agian. After chasing him away agian like the cowerd he is.
Collect the goodies that he left behind and go forward to find the Predator
agian. This time HE is the Boss, so please refer to Boss section. After you
beat him grab the goodie that he left behind agian (to bad he can't just
die) and exit the level (without being blown away).

4.6 Level 6 (The Streets)        13 Hostages

    When you start go down and turn the corner and get the Hostage at the
end of the alley, then leave the alley and go down to get the Hostage. Then
follow the wall until you find the Hostage. Go down and get the Shotgun
ammo and the medkit. Go up and grab the Hostage. Then go up right and blow
up the car to get the medkit. Go up some more to get the Hostage and some
R-F ammo highter up. Retrace your steps back past the car then go forward
and up to get a Hostage. Up by the trash can is a srpead fire gun. Go up to
get the medkit, then go to your right to find a Hostage. Continue going up
until you find a car. Infront of the car is a Hostage and to the left are
some Bombs. Then go up to get a Hostage. Go to the right to get some body
armor. Follow the wall untilyou find a car, blow it up to get a life.
Follow the until the arrow points up, then go up, get the Hostage, and then
blow up the Helicopter to get some R-F ammo. Follow the top wall to get
some body armor, then go down to get the Hostage. Continue down then go
up-right. Three Helicopters will attack (two of the three Helicopters will
fly by. Blow the Helicopter up then go up to the Semi. After the Semi is
gone for good, go up and blow up or chase the Helicopters away. Then exit
through the door that was blocked by one of the Helicopters.

4.7 Level 7 (The Alien Ship)      25 Hostages   

    One question is bothering me... why would the Predators have Hostages
in their ship. Wouldn't they have just riped their heads off just like the
others? Well, anyway start off by going up and take a right, go up at the
wall, then left, then down. From here go to the right and get the Hostage.
Then go to the left to get another Hostage. Finally go all the way back to
the start (retrace your steps) and go to the right. Go up the hall to get
the Hostage, then go to the left. Keep going left until you get another
Hostage (past a huge hallway). Then go back to the huge hallway and go up
it. Take a left and a wall will close behind you. Keep going left. When you
reach another hallway going up, go down into a small room to get a Hostage.
Then go up through the hallway. When you get reach the end of the hallway
go left, then go up to get the Hostage. Retrace your steps and get back to
the long hallway. Finish going up the hallway and go up-left to get the
Hostage. Go uo the next hallway and go up-right. At the end of that hallway
go left and all the way way up it to get some body armor and some ammo.
Then go down and to the left to get the Hostage. Retrace your steps to
where you can go left or right and this time go right. After following the
hallway, go right for the Hostage, then go down. Then turn left at the
first chance possible. Keep going left until you hit the wall, go down then
left to get the Hostage. Go back to the hallway going down and go down it.
Take a right to get a Hostage. Continue right and a wall will close behind
you. Continue on then go down the next hallway. Turn left at the bottom to
get a Hostage. Keep going to get another Hostage. Go up the hallway and to
the right to get the Hostage. Go left until you enter the next room, from
there go up and to the left to get the Hostage. Go all the way to the 
bottom, then the left, then to the right to get two Hostages (before "HE"
gets them). Go back up and then into the room on the left. From there, go
up and left to get the Hostage, then go down for another. Keep going down
to get a Hostage (to the right). Continue down and got to the right (all
the way). Once there grab the two Hostages. Go up then left fot another
Hostage. Go down for another one. Then go to the top-left corner to find a
Hostage, then search the bottom for another hostage. Then go to the Exit
(the door on the left wall). From there go right(while walking you should
pick up all the ammo that you can find, there is a lot). Then go all the
way up to meet the Final Boss.

5.0 Ending and Passwords
    You run out of the space ship, then it shows you getting blown out of
it (an nice picture).
                               You've beaten the game!!

    For level 2-6 there are passwords to get back to that level (it doesn't
matter what difficulty level you are set on).

Level 2            KILLERS
Level 3            CAMOUFLAGE
Level 4            LOS ANGELES
Level 5            SUBTERROR
Level 6            TOTAL BODY

    Sorry, there isn't a password for Level 7 (that stinks), so you'll have
to fight your way through Level 6 to get to it every time. 

    There is one thing that I need to know about: what is on the title
screen (I mean the blue rectangles)? If you know, please e-mail me.

    Thank you for reading this. This was made by Videogameman.