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              ~~~~~NAKATOMI PLAZA~~~~~

                 BY STEVE CIPULLO




Table of Contents:


I.    Characters
II.   Weapon and Item Profiles
III.  Default controls
IV.   Gameplay Tips
V.    Walkthrough
VI.   Legal and contact information






I.  CHARACTERS

John McClane:  The barefoot hero of this game, John has just arrived to LA to 
visit his wife and children.  He is a New York City cop, and although he may not 
be the most polished, he is very much in control of the situation.  

Holly Gennaro McClane:  Holly is John McClane's wife.  They are separated, and 
part of the reason why you are even at Nakatomi Plaza is because you are making 
an effort to fix up the relationship.  Holly lives with John's children in Los 
Angeles, very far away from John.  She moved away because of her job, but John 
stayed behind.

Sergeant Al Powell:  Powell is a police officer in Los Angeles.  His wife is 
pregnant, and he is first on the scene at Nakatomi (and one of John's sole 
supporters).  Powell had a bad experience where he shot an unarmed kid while at 
work, so he had been trigger-shy ever since.  Powell also seems to lack respect 
from his collegues.

Joseph Takagi:  Takagi is a successful businessman who immigrated from Japan 
during his youth.  He is the man-in-charge at the Nakatomi building, working 
just above Holly.  Takagi is very strong willed, not giving into the terrorists, 
and at the same time, he keeps himself very composed.  

Argyle:  Argyle is the very likable and helpful limo driver.  He is new to the 
job, so he is sort of awkward in the position, but he makes up for it by being 
friendly.  

Ellis:  This shady businessman is in charge of Nakatomi international 
development.  He is not the most likable character, being a suave coke-head.  
His big ego is something that the terrorists will surely notice.




II.  WEAPON AND ITEM PROFILES

Weapons-
9mm Pistol:  This weapon carries seven rounds and is highly ineffective.  Only 
use this in the first level (until you pick up the machine gun), and in the dark 
scenes when you need to hold the lighter in the other hand.  I also refer to it 
as the handgun.

Submachine Gun:  This is by far the most used weapon simply because it is so 
easy to find ammunition.  It is not the most powerful or accurate weapon, but it 
is the mean between the other weapons.  It carries 30 rounds, and it is 
sometimes referred to as the "standard machine gun."

Sniper Rifle:  This weapon carries 30 rounds, and can be used in two different 
modes.  The standard mode is a semi-automatic rifle, firing much like your 
submachine gun.  The other mode is the scope.  When you right click, you can 
zoom in with the scope.  You will have very high accuracy, but very slow reload 
between each shot.  Ammunition is pretty rare, so conserve.

M-16 Machine Gun:  This is a very powerful and accurate weapon.  Unfortunately, 
you can only fire 20 rounds before needing to reload.  The ammunition is 
probably the second most common, yet still relatively scarce.  I will refer to 
this either as the M-16, or the assault rifle (whereas it is what the SWAT guys 
use).

M-60:  This is by far the most powerful weapon, you can tell just by the sound 
of the thing.  The bad part of this weapon is that it is highly inaccurate.  
There is virtually no need to reload, it fires 99 rounds before reloading.  
There are only a couple places where you can get ammunition for this gun.  I 
will also refer to this gun as the heavy machine gun.





Items- (to use items, see default controls)
Medical Kit:  Items from a medical kit will (obviously) heal you a little when 
you use them.  Sometimes medical kits are hard to find, so it is a good idea to 
save health that you don't need, you may run into it on a later level.

Radio:  (aka, Motorola TalkAbout T6310 2-Way Radio... don't you love 
corporatized games?)  This radio doesn't speak well for motorola, it only works 
sometimes.  You will use it to interact with police and the terrorists.

Lighter:  (aka, Zippo Lighter, all rights reserved... see previous item)  With 
this, you can see in the dark for a little distance, and it will help you a lot 
in the ventilation ducts.  

Badge:  Your New York City Police Department identification that will help you 
earn the trust of hostages and allies from the swat team.  Otherwise, you will 
never use it.

Fire Extinguisher:  It puts out fires.  Unfortunately, there is a limited amount 
in each canister.

Wire Cutters:  Cuts wires.  You will use it in some of the earlier levels to cut 
power or disarm bombs.  You will not use it in the later levels.

Axe:  You can use this as a weapon (although inefficient, it is fun to try), and 
chop down blocked doors.  You will need it a couple of times throughout the game 
to get doors open.  They are usually found next to Fire Extinguishers.

Flashbang Grenades:  This is a non-damaging weapon that I find is very 
unreliable.  In other words, I never use them.  Apparently you can use them to 
blind terrorists, but I often find that I end up blinding myself.  I refer to 
them in the guide as flash bangs.




III.  DEFAULT CONTROLS

Escape- Toggle to menu/game or skip scene.
W- Forward
S- Back
A- Strafe Left
D- Strafe Right
Left Arrow- Look left (equivalent to moving the mouse right)
Right Arrow- Look right (equivalent to moving the mouse right)
Up Arrow- Look up (equivalent to moving the mouse up)
Down Arrow- Look down (equivalent to moving the mouse down)
Left Control- Crouch
Left Shift- Hold down to run
CapsLock- toggle always run
O- Objectives
L- Use Lighter
B- Show badge
X- Use radio (although you will never need to use this)
1- Primary weapon menu
2- Secondary weapon menu
Wheel mouse up/down- cycle through weapons/items after pressing 1 or 2
H- Holster weapon
R- Reload weapon
F- Use button/action button
F6- Quick save (try to stay away from this... rotate saves)
F9- Quick load
Q-  Lean left (aka, useless, funny looking view)
E- Lean right (aka, useless, funny looking view part 2)
Left Click- Fire weapon
Right Click- Alternate weapon mode with sniper rifle




IV:  GAMEPLAY TIPS

-Conserve health items, they may be useful in later levels.
-Return to health points to fill health before ending levels.
-Strafe. Strafe. Strafe.  Oh yeah, Strafe.
-Conserve stamina, don't run or jump unless necessary.
-ALWAYS reload your weapon between stints of battle.  Reload before going 
through doors.  Reload BEFORE picking up ammunition.
-Always use the standard machine gun unless you need to use a different weapon... 
okay, okay, you can use the axe sometimes too.
-Save regularly.  Stay away from the quick save so you can rotate saves.  You 
may regret not being able to redo a part.
-Ignore the morale meter, if you're trying your best, there's not a thing you 
can do about it.
-Keep your eye out for some shoes.







V.  WALKTHROUGH



Level 1:  Nakatomi Plaza

Go up to the front desk, and the security guard will talk to you.  After he is 
finished, press the action button to look at the monitor (the "F" key).  You 
will have to keep pressing it to scroll through the names to find Holly Gennaro.  
You find out Holly is on the thirtieth floor.  Take the elevator that is the 
first on left hand side by pressing the button on the left outside the elevator, 
and then pressing the button inside the elevator.

When you reach the thirtieth floor, go out and meet the new people.  You will be 
taken to a semi-private room (the bathroom), where you will hear the people 
outside being taken hostage.  Pick up the gun on the sink, exit the bathroom 
quickly, and then go out the door to the left and out the exit to clear the 
level.  You must do it quickly or else you will be gunned down by the terrorists 
before you can blink.




Level 2:  False Alarm

Start the second level by going forward to the end of the passage, and you will 
be inspired to set off the fire alarm.  After setting it off, go  through the 
passages.  If you run into a deadend, turn around and try another way.  In the 
first room, you will encounter two terrorists.  It is easiest to wait at the 
entrance and wait for them to come to you, hiding off to the side, and shoot 
them in the head as soon as they come out.  When you've killed one, pick up his 
machine gun and kill the other.  Continue on through the passages.

When you reach the table saw, there will be two more terrorists.  Kill them 
before they get a chance to settle in.  Try to aim for the head, headshots kill 
much more quickly than body shots.  There is little need to be ammo conservative 
with your general machine gun because every terrorist carries a lot of 
ammunition.  There will be one more terrorist waiting around the corner.  He 
will be ready for you, but do your best to evade.  If you are quiet, you will 
sneak up on all three terrorists, and you can take them all out in one stint.  
Continue on through the open door.

When you pass the axe, be careful, there will be a guy running at you.  Kill him, 
and continue on (it is probably best to pass the first aid and save it for later 
when you might need it).  There will be two more guys around the next corner, 
settled in behind some boxes.  Run at them to get a good shot, and shoot them in 
the head.  Now, go back and get the axe (you will need to shoot out the glass, 
and then pick it up with "F").  Take what health you absolutely need, and save 
the rest for after the first mini boss fight. 

Once you have the axe, go to the door that is boarded up (it says "hmmm..." when 
you go up to it).  Hack it down, and then switch to your main weapon by pressing 
the "1" key.

Go through more confusing passages, and when you get to the place that you are 
supposed to be, one of the major terrorists will confront you telling you that 
the fire has been called off (look at his funny looking eyes!).  Shoot him until 
he runs away.  Strafe around (with the "A" and "D" keys) to get the guys that 
are hiding in various places.  Crouch behind boxes if at all possible (with the 
Ctrl button).  Be careful, the terrorist is still hiding in the next room, he 
wasn't that easy.  This is also a good point to take a break and save.  The way 
to kill him is slightly variable in this part.  You can either do it the easy 
way by shooting him, or you can sneak over to the breaker switches and turn on 
the main breaker to send a piece of lumber careening at his gut.  There are 
other guys around too, so kill them off first or else they will take you out 
before you even get close to the breaker.  After killing a couple guys, I 
usually return to the point where I left my health to get a little boost and 
return to kill the terrorist.

When you've beaten him, go up to him and pick up his lighter, his radio, and 
then look at his shoes with the "F" button.  It took me FOREVER to figure out 
that I needed to look at his shoes.  It will then automatically send you to 
level 3, what I call "the Attic."




Level 3:  The Bomber

There are only a couple points in the game that I use the Caps Lock key to stay 
running, and this is one of them.  You need to quickly run through the passages 
until you get to the dead end, killing all terrorists that stand in the way.  
Avoid hitting the beeping bombs, they will blow up in your face, and it will be 
"Game Over."  When you reach the end, the last guy you kill should have wire 
cutters.  Pick them up and run back the way you came.  Equip the wire cutters by 
hitting the "2" key, scroll down to the cutters with the mouse, and then left 
click).  Cut the wires on each bomb to disarm them.  There will be seven along 
the way, so keep your eye out.  If you miss one, you should still have time to 
return and disarm it (if you've taken my advice to run).  If at any point you 
run low on health, there should be two medical kits in the level.  One is 
located next to the overturned table, and the other is by the stairs in the 
final room. When all of the bombs have been disarmed, return to the final room 
where there will be two more guys at the top of the stairs.  Kill them and exit 
through the door at the top of the stairs to end the level.




Level 4:  On the Roof

Go up the stairs and out the door to get onto the roof.  When you try to get on 
the roof, it will automatically enter a sequence where you will try to get help 
over the radio.  When it is done, you must turn around by the stairs where you 
entered, and take the ladder down to a lower outdoor level.

This part is very tricky, so save often when you are doing well.  There will be 
many guys, more than you're accustomed to.  You'll need to go up to each of the 
power sources, open the panel with the action key, and then cut the RED wire.  
There will be an endless number of terrorists, so don't worry about them too 
much.  If you are running low on life, there will be two points where you can 
pick up health.  If you are quick, you shouldn't need all of it.

Keep going around the building, killing off terrorists in the way, cutting the 
red wires.  When you have gotten them all, continue through the two newly 
unlocked gates and into the door on the left to end the level.




Level 5:  Down the Shaft

Begin the level by going downstairs.  Pass the locked doors, and go into the 
unlocked door on the right.  There will be a fan on, and it will suck you in as 
soon as you open the door.  Don't bother trying to jump into the fan, it won't 
work.  Instead, get over to the opposite side of the room as fast as you can and 
try to catch onto the power box along the wall.  It should be wide enough to 
keep you from falling into the fan.

On the wall with the door, you will see a steel panel with a lock on it.  You 
can easily take aim and shoot the lock from where you are sitting.  Look across 
the room to where you came from, and you should see a terrorist getting sucked 
into the fan, don't bother wasting bullets, just watch the funny show.  This 
next part is sort of tricky, so it may take a few tries (this means SAVE!). 
Inside the panel are two wires, and as you should know by now, you will need to 
cut the red wire.

But how do you get to the panel, you ask?  The trusty CapsLock key.  Just keep 
running at the panel.  You will need to hold down the forward key to prevent 
yourself from falling into the fan.  When the wire is cut, turn off the CapsLock 
to keep up your stamina, and then crawl through the fan. 

On the other side of the fan will be a ladder.  Don't go down it yet.  As you 
may have already noticed, there are terrorists below you that are shooting at 
you.  One is across from you, off to the right.  Kill him first, and then go 
around to the other side of the platform and kill the guy that was directly 
below the fan where you came in from.  It may take quite a few bullets, but it 
is possible to shoot through the grated floor.

Shoot off the lock on the platform to access the ladder.  Climb down, and while 
you're almost down, another terrorist will open a door off to the side.  Kill 
him quickly, it is easier if you kill him before you even get off the ladder 
(avoid the strafe buttons while on the ladder--the results can be disastrous).  
Continue through the door where you killed the terrorist.

In the next room, go up the ladder, and you will hear a conversation between 
terrorists.  Enter the door, go around the machinery, and kill them.  Behind you, 
a door will open, and a terrorist will come running through it (this will also 
be the first time you see a flash grenade...).  Shoot him, and continue through 
the door, killing another terrorist on the other side of the door.  Again, BE 
CAREFUL of shooting the bomb, it is still possible to blow yourself up.

You should recognize this area from earlier on in the game.  This time, you will 
be going in the opposite direction.  So turn right when you kill the terrorist 
outside the door.  Enter the next door and kill the next terrorist.  Behind him 
will be a grate.  If you haven't already shot the grate on accident, do so, and 
it will open up the ventilation system.  Be careful, a missed jump will mean 
"Game Over."  You can look down before you jump, or just cross your fingers and 
jump straight.  You will ideally land on the crossed bars a bit further below 
you.  Crawl into the shaft at this level to finish off the level.




Level 6:  Welcome to the party

 
First, pull out the nifty little lighter that you found on the first tough 
terrorist (yeah, the guy with "feet smaller than [your] sister").  You can do 
that by pressing "L."  Crawl through the vents, if you see a big open shaft, 
then YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY, and you will be killed.

When you reach the point where you see a grate and John says "I can make it 
through this if I can just keep quiet" (or something like that...), wait.  If 
you've ever seen the movie, you will know what's about to happen.  They are 
going to shoot along the shaft, although I'm not sure they can actually hit you.  
When the noise goes away, it should be safe to exit the vent through the grate.  

Make sure your gun is reequipped, and go through the door on the right. You 
should see a short hallway.  Go through the last door on the right (it will be 
the only one you can enter), and kill the guy inside.  If you are really hurting 
for health, take what you need, and then leave the room and go back out to the 
room where you came from.

This time, go through the door on the left.  Continue through the hall and out 
the next door.  You will be in a fancier area at this point.  Go through the 
door on your left, on the same wall as the door that you came from.  Inside, 
there will be two guys (I always look at the statue outside the door and shoot 
off its head... but don't worry about the statues).  One guy will be across the 
room and off to the right a little.  The other will be on the wall to the right.  
You may notice that this is the office area where your gracious host was killed.  

After killing the two terrorists, enter the bloodied up door.  Inside is another 
mini boss and a couple of terrorists.  They are really tough to kill, but you 
shouldn't have any problems.  Kill the one in the gray sweater first, he is 
easier.  When you kill him, the other might run away.  Either way, shoot him if 
you get the opportunity.  If he gets away, follow him into the next room.  When 
you finally kill him, he will fall down onto his knees saying "you shot me", and 
he will still be shooting.  Don't waste your ammo, he may still be shooting, but 
he is dead.  Try to stay out of the way of his shooting while he is dying.

When he is done being all dramatic, go up to his body and hit the action key.  
This will trigger the famous movie sequence... you will hopefully know it when 
you see it, don't want to spoil anything.

If he didn't escape, there is a door in the back of the room that is kind of 
difficult to see.  Follow it to see more guys entering the room.  Kill them and 
go out the door marked by "Exit" to finish the level (or, if you're hurting for 
health, just run for the exit, and you can escape before they even get a chance 
to shoot you).




Level 7:  High Maintenance

Now you're in the basement.  Head off to the left and go through the double 
doors.  Head to the end of the hall, going through the doors at the ends of the 
halls, none of the others will open yet.  At the end, there will be two 
terrorists waiting for you.  You know what to do.  After killing them, go 
through the door to your left, and then go through the door on the right.  There 
should be a short stairway, and at the bottom a couple more terrorists.  One 
will throw a flash bang, so if your screen flashes bright white, back off until 
your vision returns, and then return to the fight.

After killing them, pick up the yellow note by the computers.  Now you will be 
able to open a door back by where you came in.  Pick up health in the next room 
if you need it.  Then head back the way you came through the series of double 
doors.  If you reach the exit where you came from you've gone too far.  The door 
will be before the last set of double doors, on the left.  Make sure your ammo 
is all reloaded, and go through the door.

You will cross in front of fenced in areas.  Through the open door, there will 
be two terrorists hiding behind various boxes off to the right.  Take them out.  
If you don't kill them quickly, they may throw a flash bang at you.  If they do, 
back off into the previous room to recover.

There will be more first aid supplies in this room.  When I first saw this, I 
thought to myself, "an absurd amount of healing items..."  This is because you 
will be returning through this point several times throughout the game, so only 
take what you absolutely need, you may need it more in the future.

Go down the short stairs in this room, and into the cage.  Turn on the "Switch 
to Reset Breaker."  This will allow you to turn on the breaker in the previous 
room.  But, there are more guys around.  Some will pop up behind you.  Quickly 
turn around and kill them (and yes, you can shoot through the fence.  If you can 
see through it, you can shoot through it).

Go back to the previous room, and on the right side will be a breaker panel.  At 
the very top, the security breaker should be turned off.  Turn it on.

Now go back down to the end of the hall where you picked up the code for the 
door.  Go up to the computers again, and you will see a couple red buttons.  Hit 
both of them to unlock the secured door that is just down the hall from you and 
open the parking garage.  You will also see several more guys get in position to 
take you out.

Go through the door just outside of where you were.  Kill the three hiding 
terrorists and continue on through the halls and through the double doors.  You 
can either run to the exit to finish the level, or take out the couple of 
terrorists that are hiding in front of you on a little inlet to the left.  There 
is nothing else here, so either way should work.




Level 8:  Argyle's Run

The parking garage level is sort of tricky, and it is one of the more difficult 
levels of this game.  You can't let Argyle get killed, so you must quickly 
eradicate all of the terrorists before they get many shots off.  You must follow 
the limo killing all guys on your path.  This is one scene where I did use the 
run command intermittently (CapsLock).

Don't pick up the health yet.  Go through the door to see the limousine being 
fired upon.  After you've killed the really tough guys, go back and pick up the 
health, you probably need it at this point.  Go back out, and When you've killed 
enough guys, Argyle will burn out to the next point.

Follow him, but be careful, the guys are really tough.  Give the limo enough 
following distance so that it will draw most of the fire, but be close enough so 
you can protect it.  

Keep this up until Argyle reaches a little garage.  To the left of it is a 
switch to open it.  Open it and follow the limo inside.




Level 9:  Playin' the Hero

Time for another mini boss fight.  After talking to Argyle go by the truck to 
see some really tough terrorists come out to greet you.  Run over behind the 
stack of three boxes that are in the middle of the "arena" and hide where you 
cannot be shot.  

Shoot the guy that is exposed in the middle first by strafing around the left 
side of the boxes just enough so you can see him.  After connecting with him, 
you will see a puff of smoke, and he will escape.  Strafe a little bit further 
to the left so you can see more around the boxes.  You will see a guy hiding off 
to the right, but the terrorist at the left side of the room can't hit you from 
where you are.  Kill the guy on the right, and now the guy on the left should be 
much easier.

After killing them, continue through the door in the middle (where the 
terrorists came from).  There will be a little sequence over the radio.  
Continue through the steaming hall.

Be sure to reload, this next part is really tough.  The next room seems 
inconspicuous, but it is teaming with terrorists.  When you enter, hug the right 
side of the room where it is more difficult for the guys above you to shoot.  
Keep moving.  When you see the forklift moving toward you, you will have to wait 
for a clear shot of the driver, and then take him out.  If you killed him soon 
enough, the forklift will swerve off to your left, narrowly missing you and 
nearly pinning you.

Now kill the two guys above you.  They shouldn't take many hits before they die.  
When you go to the left side of the room, you will see more terrorists hiding in 
a caged in area.  Duck behind the barrels if necessary, but I recommend running 
to the right hand side where you see the axe and fire extinguisher.  Kill them  
by strafing and using burst fire, reloading while out of sight.  When they are 
dead, pick up the health by the axe, and go through the door that they were 
blocking.

Follow the hallway, and you will see three more guys (when will this ever 
end???).  Again, duck behind a barrel when reloading and reorganizing.  Kill 
them, and go through the door at the end of the hall.  A couple more guys will 
come running at you from the right.  Kill them.

Now, if you saved some health before, it should pay off.  You can go back into 
the utility room and pick up that very valuable health before continuing on.

Go through the nearest double doors and past the exit.  At the end of the hall, 
there will be a door with a couple of dining terrorists inside. Kill them and go 
around the counter and into the door to the kitchen.

Two more terrorists will greet you, so kill them and pick up the health if 
necessary (who is Mike Forst, you ask other than "Employee of the Moth"?  He is 
a level designer, look in the credits).  

Go around the corner and quickly close the door to the cooler to see an 
unfortunate terrorist trapped inside.  Go through the near door to find another 
entrance to the cooler, and turn it on to high, and just laugh at him.  When you 
open the door, the terrorist will come running, and slide into the shelving on 
the icy floor.  That kills him without any bullets (and wasn't it fun to watch?).

When you're done having fun, go through the next door, and to your left, there 
will be one more terrorist.  Kill him (there is nothing by him, besides the ammo 
he drops), and then continue to the right side and through the bathroom door.

When you get inside, you will see a medical kit.  Quickly take what you need, 
whereas you will be locked in, and the room will be set afire.  Open the 
ventilation shaft and crawl in.  

Turn on your lighter, and follow the shaft down a few drops, and to the right.  
When you reach a grate, you can exit to finish off the level.




Level 10:  One of the Terrorists

Start the level by going through the door in front of you (remember to reequip 
your weapon).  You will find out that you are about to be shot at by SWAT guys, 
and if you return fire, it will be game over.  So, shoot only at terrorists in 
your way.  Go to the end of this room, turn right and go halfway down this side 
of the room. Kill the three terrorists on the right and go into the door next to 
them.  Inside, there will appear to be nothing, but inside the steel power box, 
there will be a code to a door.

Return past where you killed the three guards, and go down the long hallway to 
the end.  It will turn off to the right, and there will be a door on the left.  
Go through the newly accessible door.

There will be a guard at the end of the hall, sporting a new gun, and there will 
be another terrorist on the other side of the chain-link fence on the right.  
Kill them both, being VERY sure to pick up the weapons (this new gun is what you 
kill the end boss of the game with).  I would switch to your original machine 
gun, so as to conserve ammunition of the new gun--the new gun is very difficult 
to find ammunition for.  Take health if absolutely necessary, you may need to 
return for it, and then continue on through the fence and through the door on 
the other side.

This next part can be difficult if you do it the wrong way.  Through the door, 
turn right and go through the next door.  STOP.  If you look to your right, you 
should see a ladder.  Climb it, and at the top, crouch down in between the roof.  
Continue to the end of the room and drop by the door.  What is the point in this?  
There are two guys hiding and waiting to ambush you--FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION!  
Go up behind them, and surprise them.  They should be very easy.  Or you can try 
to shoot them from the ceiling, but can be more tricky.  

While you are killing them, another bad guy will pop out the door.  Kill him, he 
can cause a lot of damage quickly if you let him.

On the other side of the door, you will see what the SWAT team is up to.  Take a 
right on the grated floor, and jump up onto the solid ground.  On your left, you 
will be seeing bullet holes appearing around you.  I don't believe they can hurt 
you, I tried.  Anyhow, there are two more guys at the end of the hall around the 
corner.  They will be hiding behind a stack of maintenance material.  They will 
drop a flash grenade, so be careful.  Kill them and continue on.

Through the next door, you will see a big ventilation shaft in front of you with 
three paths around you.
--D-------
|   | | G |
|   |_|   |
|         |___
|             |
-----D-----   |
           |  |
The door forward and to the left will be locked, as well as the grate.  So, go 
down the third path.  It will wind around a little, and at the end will be an 
ally getting killed.  Are these SWAT guys inept or what?  Take their ammo.

Return to the grate to find more terrorists coming at you.  Kill them and enter 
the grate to end the level.




Level 11:  Not my Day

Go down the ladder, be careful not to fall off. The door at the bottom is locked, 
so don't bother.  Continue down the next ladder.

This next part can be difficult if you don't know what to do.  DO NOT FALL INTO 
THE WATER.  I tried this at first probably 50 times before I tried going a 
different way.  There will be some SWAT guys shooting at you forward and to your 
left.  Do your best to avoid being shot, and resist your urge to return fire.  
Continue down the passage to the right standing on the raised sides of the 
tunnel.  If you have to run to get away from the SWAT guy's firing, do so.

When you reach a branch-off point in the tunnel, take the left path.  It will go 
up a little ramp and up to a raised platform.  At the top will be a couple of 
terrorists that are waiting for you.  Kill the nearest one, and look on as 
another unfortunate terrorist in the far background falls of the grated platform 
to his death.  Be careful, there may be a terrorist that pops up behind you.

Go up the stairs and to the right (where the terrorist fell).  Turn the little 
wheel, you'll see what it does in a couple of minutes.  A terrorist will pop up 
behind you.  Kill him quickly and enter the door from whence he came.

Inside will seem relatively calm.  There will be two fenced in areas.  One will 
be locked with a swipe card lock, and the other with a key lock.  Shoot the key 
lock  to have the door swing open.  

Inside, open the electrical box to see a couple of wires and a yellow note 
warning you that the wiring is switched.  This means cut the BLUE wire.  When 
you do, it will allow you to access the other locked cage, so go in.

You must do this next part quickly, or else you will be seized by the swat team.  
REEQUIP YOUR WEAPON!  Then, turn the knob to lower the water level, and a guy 
will show up from the door behind you.  Kill him quickly and run through the 
door.

Pull out your trusty Zippo and follow the hall.  When you can see light at the 
end of the tunnel, reequip your weapon and enter the door at the end.  Does this 
look familiar?  It should...

Again, go down the ladder.  Through the door, you will see some acrobat 
terrorists.  Kill the ones that cause problems.  This time, don't go down the 
path, but rather jump in the water pit.

This is another point where the CapsLock comes in handy.  Turn on the always run, 
and swim down one of the tunnels.  If you reach a dead end, return to where you 
came from to take a breath.  Then go down the other path.  If you see a grate 
hanging into the water, you're going the right way.

Just through the grate will be a bad guy waiting for you.  Kill him, and then 
peek through at the terrorists/SWAT team gunfight.  In some ways, it is better 
to let them have at each other, that draws the firing away from you, but do 
whatever your conscience tells you.  You may need to kill the terrorists, though.  
Run across and out of the way of gunfire, and pull the lever on the other side 
(it is kind of difficult to see, it took me a while to find this).  Pick up the 
health, and then go back where you came from.

Take a breath at the point that you jumped in, and then continue down to where 
there was previously a dead end.  A grate at the end will be open, and as soon 
as you get through, resurface to breathe again.

On one wall will be a ladder with two terrorists on top.  You may want to turn 
on your lighter to see the ladder, but be sure to reequip your weapon before 
getting to the top.  Kill them, and then crawl through the damaged grate.

On the other side, there will be a turn around point that leads into a little 
tunnel.  Enter the tunnel, again, you may need your zippo to see clearly.  When 
you get to the lighted area (with the dripping water), it will turn off to the 
right.  Continue through the tunnel tunnel to reach a ladder.  You will probably 
hear automatic rifle fire from above you.  Resist your urge to run away, and 
climb the ladder.

Midway up, the ladder will stop.  Get off and turn around to see a little 
opening to crawl down.  Crouch and go down it, and be sure to reequip your 
weapon.  There is a guard just outside.  Kill him, and then head straight.  Do 
not go right, there is a cliff and you will die if you fall.  To add to the 
experience, it is pitch black, so it is impossible to see an edge without having 
your lighter.

Open the door on your left but do not enter.  You will see several guys, and 
they will try to shoot you after they gather themselves.  Shoot them, and strafe 
out of the way from the door to reload.  Then reenter to finish them off.

Climb the stairs and pick up the health from the medical kit (there is nothing 
in the crawl space at the bottom of the stairs).  Go across the grated and up 
the ladder.  Open the hatch to finish off the level.




Level 12:  Aftermath


Start the level by going around the stairs and killing the guy that is on your 
level.  Look up to see another guy above you shooting through the grate.  Kill 
him too, if you get the chance.  Then pick up the weapons in the ammunition box 
that is on your right.  You MUST pick this up to continue on.  You will find 
several flash bangs, and more machine gun ammunition.  Return to the stairs, and 
ascend them.

Hopefully you killed one of the guys up here first, so you will only have one 
pesky terrorist left here.  At the end of the catwalk, the path will dead end 
forcing you to go either left or right.  There is nothing on the left, and there 
is a terrorist on the right.  Kill the terrorist, take his weapon (and the 
corpse's weapon as well--you may have noticed the one terrorist dragging the 
other one down the catwalk), then go down the ladder.  There is nothing else 
down here, so just go through the double doors.  

Be careful, there is a guy hiding ahead of you around the corner.  He is ready 
to jump out at you just when you are heading for the medical kit to your left.  
Kill him first, and then raid the medical supplies only if necessary (this is 
one of those points where you may be able to use the medical supplies again 
later on in the game).  Continue down the curved path.

There will be three guys hiding around the second corner.  When you start 
killing them, one of them will push a box of missiles in front of one of the 
doors.  Don't shoot the one pushing the missiles, it will not let you kill him 
while he is doing that.  But feel free to kill the others.  When he's done 
moving the box, take him out.  Then, continue up the path to the right.

The door at the top of the inclined path should open.  If it doesn't, you may 
have missed the flash bangs at the begining of the level, and you MUST go back 
to get them first (don't ask me why...).

After going through the door, continue up the stairs and listen to a little 
sequence.  After the sequence is finished, finish off the rest of the stairs, 
and go through the door.  This is a tiny room, and the opposite door will open.  
Kill the terrorist, and continue through where he came from.

Here is that notorious level again.  Go through the double doors, and pick up 
the SWAT guy's assault rifle.  Yet another new weapon to play with.  Go through 
the set of double doors, and to your right, you will see a set of windowed doors.  
You can shoot them through the window, or you can just pass them by.  Try not to 
let either of them get away.

Go through another set of double doors, and go to the right to find the exit.  




Level 13:  Clearing the Bird's Nest

At the beginning of the level, go straight, follow the hall to the right, and 
you will see several terrorists.  One will throw a flash bang at you, and it may 
totally blind you.  Try to duck out of the way if it does.  When your vision 
clears, strafe out and kill the three terrorists.  The little pillar may be a 
place of safe refuge, otherwise the turnoff in the hall may also be a good place 
to reload and regroup midbattle.

Pass the locked doors, and follow the winding hallway.  It seems that there is a 
terrorist around each corner, so keep reloading before proceeding to the next 
corner.

All of the doors will be locked except for the one at the end of the hall.  When 
you reach it, there will be two guys inside, one in front of you, and another 
ducking behind the table  (take a look at the physics problem on the wall to 
your left...).  I recommend charging the guy behind the table, and then use his 
spot to take out the other guy.  When they are both dead, two more guys will 
come in (it is sort of random where they come from--sometimes they come from 
each door, sometimes they come from the same door).  It may not be easy, but 
kill them both.  I find that running at the new door and using the wall to 
protect you is the easiest way.  Continue through the door that you haven't been 
through yet.

These paths on the other side of the building are almost a mirror image of the 
previous side.  Follow the passages, and go the only way it will let you go 
(just like the other side of the building).  Again, there are guys around just 
about every corner, so be careful.  

When you reach the room with the pillar, it is wise to hold back and let the two 
terrorists throw a flash bang prior to charging them (I say this because there 
is shelter to hide in while the effects wear off).  After it explodes, kill them.

Past the pillar room, there will be a set of double doors.  Next to the doors 
will be an unlocked door with 3 terrorists inside.  It will look much like the 
room that you just came from.  After killing them, go around to the other side, 
and out the other door on the same wall.

Outside the door, there are three more terrorists in the distance.  On your left 
is a utility room where you can hide. I found that the easiest way to do this is 
to open the utility room, start shooting the terrorists, and then duck in the 
room when they start firing back.  They will quickly come running after you, so 
you can reload and wait for them to recklessly round the corner--take them out.  
If one of them gets away, they will hide in a room with double doors to the 
right.  After killing the others, you should then go after him.

Pick up health if you need, and continue on through the double doors to the left.  
Inside are some fancy couches.  Behind the far couch hides a terrorist.  Rush at 
him before he peeks around, and kill him.  Continue into the next room.

Pass the exit and the elevators, and round the corner.  A terrorist will be 
waiting for you.  Kill him, and go around the boxes.  You will need to head off 
to a room on your right, just feel your way around until the gunfire gets louder 
(do I sense a new weapon?  do I sense another mini boss battle?).

When you enter the correct room, you'll know it by the sequence.  This guy is 
really not too difficult.  When you shoot him once, he runs away like a coward 
behind some boxes.  Kill him as fast as you can, his gun is powerful.  Quickly 
run and pick it up (the M-60), and use it on the three terrorists that run at 
you.  When you are done using the new gun, switch back to your good old machine 
gun.  Be sure to pick up the ammunition from the sniper's room.

Continue back through the passages to the exit that you passed on the way, 
killing a couple more terrorists that may have sprung up.  

  


Level 14:  Unexpected Friend

At the beginning of this level, there will be a hostage huddled in front of you.  
Go up to him and hit the "B" button to show him your badge.  He will give you 
some nice advice on how to get through this level.  Go out into the big open 
room, and around to a short hallway.  Just inside the hallway is two terrorists.  
Kill them and enter the office on the right.  It seems that it is a deadend, but 
looks can be deceiving.  Go up the ladder and crouch to get into the ceiling.

When you walk around on the ceiling, you will again be interrupted by a sequence.  
Walk out to the opening, and wait for the hallway to clear before falling out 
into the office.

At this point, the instructions can be a little difficult, so I will be 
referring to the small map:

When you are in the office (A), peek around the corner, and you will see a 
couple of terrorists.  There will be one close to you in the hall (1), and 
another far at the other end of the hallway (2) that will be impossible to kill 
at such a distance.  So work your way over to him through some of the offices on 
the left hand side (B).  Kill the second terrorist when he enters the office 
with you.  When you safely get to point C, it is easiest to peek around the 
corner, picking off the third guy with your sniper rifle (if you right click, 
you can zoom in to get a clear head shot).  Then strafe a little further to get 
4.  An alternative way is to go into the small middle room (D), and go up the 
ladder into the ceiling again.  You will come out in the small room near C, 
essentially in the same position.  The advantage to this approach is that you 
catch the terrorists by surprise much better.  _NOTICE_:  terrorists 3 and 4 are 
very powerful and can kill you in only a couple hits.


 _______________________
|   |  2              3 |
|   |                 4 |
|   |  C  --- ----------|
|   |    |       |      |
|----     -------    ---|
|                       |   
|                       |
|- ---    -------     --|
|    |   |       |   |  | 
| B  |   |   D   |   |  |
|    |   |       |   |  | 
|    |   |       |   |  |
|-D---    --- ---     --|
|                       |
|-----     --------     |
|    |    |       |_____|
| A       |             |
|-----  1 |             |
|    |    |             |
|    |    |             |
|    |    |             |
 -------X---------------|

Once all of the terrorists are dead, pick up the axe, and head toward the office 
where you dropped in from.  Nearby, there should be a boarded up door, so chop 
it down.  Go back to the hostage who will be hiding in a cubicle in the original 
room.  Get him to start following you by hitting the action button near him.  
Take him all he way back through the newly open door and up by point C.  When 
you try opening the correct door, he will run up to it and unlock it.  It will 
be on the far end of the room, on the left hand side.

Go inside, and shoot the window open.  Go onto the window washer, and hit the 
button to end the level.




Level 15:  The Architect

Congratulations, you've reached one of the most difficult levels.  Start by 
shooting the window and entering the large open room.  Go through either door, 
the level should be relatively abandoned.

Overhear the conversation to find out that there is a scared architect hiding 
out in his office (do you remember Mike Forst?  does employee of the month sound 
familiar?  level 9: Playin' the hero... also a level designer.  the things you 
catch when you're paying attention...).

Feel free to explore the level, take a break, you may need it.  There are fully 
functional copy machines, a lot of drawers that are openable and closeable 
(finally a little more interactivity... too bad it all has to go away so 
quickly...).

When you are ready for a chicken run, go into the room and talk to the Mike the 
Architect.  He will not trust you.  Gain his trust by flashing your badge with 
the "B" button.  He will then follow you wherever you want to go.  However, if 
he hears gunfire, he will duck and hide in the nearest office, and you will have 
to get him to follow you again.

When you leave the office, there will be a terrorist where you came from.  He 
will set the hall on fire, so now you must run away as fast as possible.  Kill 
him quickly, and go back and get the Architect.  If he says "I can't, I'm 
scared," he WILL still follow, don't worry.  If the door is blocked by fire, it 
is too late, you must restart.

When you get Mike out of the office, take him down to the right.  A new door to 
a lounge will be unlocked when several terrorists come running out.  Kill them, 
and retrieve Mike if necessary.  Get the health behind the door, and then 
continue through the opposite door.

You will go through a series of halls, kill all the terrorists that get in your 
way.  When you reach a big presentation room, you appear to be trapped.  When 
you open the door across from where you entered, the Architect will get an 
amazing idea:  use the fire extinguisher.  So, traverse the room, try jumping 
desk to desk minimizing the damage from the fire.  At the opposite end of the 
room is a fire extinguisher.  Use it sparingly, just enough to create a narrow 
path for Mike to get through.  Also, be sure that you get the fires that you 
want cleared fully extinguished or else they will reappear.  Get him over to the 
door by the extinguisher to continue on.

After Mike unlocks the door, follow the open passages until you reach a dead end.  
At some point, Mike may say something, and frighteningly cower behind a desk.  
That means that terrorists are behind you.  Kill them, and get Mike moving again.  
He will run to the elevators and try to open them.  Cover him while he is doing 
that.  When he gets it open, do NOT step onto the elevator with him, you will 
quickly see why.

After the elevator falls, kill anyone that is right near you, and look into the 
elevator shaft.  There will be a ladder to your right and left, and a terrorist 
may be hanging from the one on the right.  Kill him, and jump to a ladder.  Go 
down as far as you can to finish the level.




Level 16:  In the Vents

Leaving the elevators, there will be a room enclosed in glass in front of you to 
the right.  Go inside and kill the terrorist.  Exit the room and go to the door 
across from you.

Inside, it is a bathroom.  You will hear a terrorist say something like 
"Gehrhardt, is that you?"  He will be in the stall, and when he opens it, he has 
his machine gun pointed at you, so kill him quickly (I go to the bathroom 
packing my machine gun, don't you?).

Take health if you need it, and leave the bathroom to the left.  Past the glass 
room, go into the far door.

On the other side of the door, there are two more terrorists.  Send a steady 
stream of bullets at their heads, and they should both fall.  Go into the glass 
room and into the next room inside.  It should seem like it is a dead end;  
however, if you look up, you will see a vent shaft at the top of a bookcase.  
Climb the bookcase by jumping and enter the shaft.

Pull out your lighter and go through the passages until you reach a split in the 
path.  Take the left path (if you go straight, you will be told to turn around-- 
if you don't listen, you will die).  You will quickly find a bigger open shaft 
where you can stand up.  On the left are two terrorists having a conversation.  
Shoot and kill them.

Continue on until you reach a grate above your head.  Open it to stand up, and 
open the grate in front of you.  Jump and crouch to get out.

In this room, you will see a series of three switches on the opposite wall, and 
another ventilation shaft that you can enter.  Before entering it, you will need 
to turn on the correct combination of switches.  I'm not sure if this is the 
only way it will work, but it worked for me when I turned on the top AND bottom 
switch (just totally leave the middle one alone).  This will cause the right 
registers to shift, and the fan to turn on so you don't kill yourself.

Enter the other vent shaft and climb up the various levels.  When you reach 
another branch, take the left path again.  This will take you to the open room 
that you couldn't pass before.  Still, be careful not to fall into the fan.  
Walk across the narrow bar and enter the opposite vent shaft.

Keep following it through a couple of drops, and you will come out by a large 
drop (where he says "Dead End"), and a grate.  When you look inside, you will 
see someone washing their hands.  Open the grate and shoot him.

Exit the bathroom and the double doors to find two more terrorists waiting for 
you.  Kill them and enter the double doors on your left.  Inside, there will be 
double doors to your right, and a door in front of you.  Enter the door in front 
of you, and there will be two terrorists holed up.  Kill them, they can cause a 
lot of damage, so be careful.  Go to the back of the room and up the ladder into 
the ceiling (if you have trouble, crouch at the top of the ladder, you'll 
eventually get it).

Follow the paths in the ceiling in one direction until you are interrupted by a 
sequence.  Shoot the guys below you and jump down when you get the chance.  
After they are dead, pick up the health and go through the door to find the exit.




Level 17:  Send in the Car

Begin the level by going forward and to the right.  There will be a glass office 
on your left, and you should be able to see two terrorists in front of you.  It 
is relatively dark, so be sharp and get used to it, it gets worse.  Kill them, 
and then go in their direction, and through the door behind them (there are two 
doors right behind them, one glass door and one wooden door.  Go into the wooden 
door--inside will be a narrow hallway with drawers on the left side).

At the end of the hall, two more guys will pop out of the door.  Kill them and 
continue on.  Notice the chair just outside the door with C-4 on it.  When you 
kill the last guy in the back left hand corner against the window, go up to the 
window, and a sequence will start.  

You should hopefully know what to do.  Go up to the elevator (back by the door 
that you came from), and hit the elevator button.  When the doors open, push 
down the chair (it may not give you the action cursor, but if you hit "F" near 
it, it should go anyways).  Geronimo, get away so that you are not incinerated 
by the explosion--there will be a big ball of fire after a few seconds.  Now 
head into the door that you came from, just to the right of the elevator.

There will be a lot of guys waiting for you here.  One will be in front of you 
and a little bit to the left, two more will be in an office far in front of you, 
and another will be in a side hall behind you and to your right.  Kill them all.  
Notice:  You MUST kill all the terrorists on this level to continue on.

Head for the exit.  It is in this room far in the back, across from the office.  
It is right next to another door, and it is really easy to miss, so keep your 
eye out for the big green Exit sign.




Level 18:  Backup Arrives

When you begin the level, several SWAT guys come running up to you.  They will 
ask you for some identification.  Show them your badge as quickly as possible 
("B") to relieve their nerves.  If you do not flash your badge in time, they 
will kill you.  They say that they are there to do the fighting, you're just 
supposed to do the guiding.  Don't pay much attention to them.  If you let them, 
they will all die in the first gun battle.

I'm not sure how far you can get them to follow you, but at a certain point, 
they wouldn't keep following me, so I left them behind (when I came back to them, 
I found their guns... at least you get some assault rifles out of the deal).

From the elevator, head left down the hallway.  Follow the SWAT guy that goes 
ahead of you if you see him, otherwise, just go into the door on the left to 
hear gunfire.

Go in and kill the two terrorists, they will be running around.  However, one of 
your "protectors" will likely be dead at this point.  Pick up any weapons you 
can see, and then go back out the room and into the next area (the door doesn't 
really look like a door, but you should be able to go through it with the action 
button).

On the other side, turn the corner, and in front of you should be a staircase.  
There will be one terrorist at the landing of the stairs, and another at the 
bottom (maybe around the corner).  Kill the one that is at the bottom of the 
stairs first or else he will single-handedly kill your "protectors."  Then, take 
out the guy on the landing.  Don't bother going upstairs, there isn't anything 
much.  There is one terrorist upstairs, but you can kill him from downstairs--ie, 
only go upstairs if you are in dire need of ammunition.  Otherwise, go past the 
stairs, and you should see a medical kit.  Refill health if necessary, and 
continue into the next area.

Ahead and to the left of where you enter should be a terrorist shooting at you 
from upstairs.  Kill him and continue into the hallway.  From a doorway will 
come two terrorists.  They shouldn't be too big of a problem.  Both doors will 
be locked.

Past the doors, there will be another stairway in an open room.  At the top of 
the stairs is another terrorist.  Seek refuge under the stairs if you need to 
reload, and kill him.  If the SWAT guys stop following you, you can go back to 
them, and they should start following again.  I really don't think it's that 
important.

Go up the stairs to find another guy hiding off to the side.  Kill him, and open 
the double doors near him.  This part is where I always lose the SWAT guys.  
Don't bother trying to kill the guys at the other end of the pool, it is not 
possible.  Run through the door and go to the left to see an entrance to the 
locker room.  Go in there while avoiding being shot the best you can.  

Follow the hallway, and you will see a terrorist waiting at the top of the 
stairs.  Kill him, and there will be a couple more at the bottom of the stairs.  
Take them out, not forgetting another terrorist hiding in the shower.

Go up to the other door in the locker room, and you will hear shooting.  Inside, 
there will be two terrorists hiding around a corner by the elevators.  Kill them 
first.  Then, go into the door to the other locker room.  Another couple of 
terrorists will be waiting for you.  Kill them and go through the locker room.  
Again, there will be a terrorist in the shower.  Go upstairs (notice some more 
posters--MC Mack, they are probably referring to one of the Piranha Artists 
named Bob Mack.  I don't know who the other people are).

You will find your dead buddies.  Take their weapons and look for the unlocked 
door along the back wall.  Shoot the terrorist at the top of the stairs and 
proceed down them.  

Go through the door to see an (oddly) abandoned room.  Go through the next door 
to find another eerily empty room (could you have possibly killed all of the 
terrorist in Nakatomi? uhm... no).  Take what health you need, and continue into 
the next hallway.  At the end of this hallway is another door.  Go through to 
find some more terrorists (finally, eh?).  They will be hiding behind some 
barrels, but get close if you have to and take them out.

After killing them, crouch and follow the maze of pipes to get to the other side.  
If you feel like you want some more ammunition for your assault rifle, you can 
get it from the downed SWAT guy near one of the pipes along the back wall.  You 
can't actually get near him, but you can go onto the other side of the pipe and 
pick up his gun with the action button "F."  When you are done, go through the 
door on the other side.

Follow the winding passage, and enter the door at the end.  There will be two 
terrorists standing out of sight near the stairs.  Kill them and proceed up the 
stairs to find the exit.




Level 19:  The FBI Arrives

Go to the right to see a short set of stairs, and a terrorist running away.  Try 
to kill him before he gets back to warn his buddy, but either way, kill them 
both and go in the direction that he was running.  Go up the stairs and open the 
door.

There will be one guy above you on top of the cage, and there will be another at 
the far end of the room.  Wait until they are done throwing the flash bang, and 
then kill the guy above you.  Then enter the room and kill the guy at the far 
wall.  Go up the ladder that is directly across from the door that you entered 
from.

About halfway up the ladder, a terrorist will begin shooting at you.  Return 
fire and continue to the top and through the door.  Another guy will come 
through the door opposite of you, kill him and enter the next room (look 
familiar?).  Go through the fan again.  

Go around to the other side and kill the terrorist that is directly below the 
fan.  Then go down the ladder and through the door.  This room should also look 
familiar.  Kill the guys behind you to the right, and then go through the door 
next to them.

On the other side is a "good" guy, so don't shoot him.  Go up to him and talk to 
him (resist that urge to kill him now).  Does he look familiar?  You'll know 
soon enough.  Go to the exit to finish the level.




Level 20:  Bill Clay

Before you start this level, it is essential that you have at least a quarter of 
your health, or else you will likely not make it.  As long as you are not in the 
red, you should be fine.  Otherwise, I recommend going to a previous save, and 
getting to the level with a tad more health.

SAVE.  Wait for "Mr. Clay" to enter the glass room, and then follow him in to 
talk to him.  Press the action button near him to strike up a conversation.  
After you are done chatting, you must run away as fast as you possibly can.  
Kill only the terrorists in your way.  You also MUST let Hans get away, it still 
registers him as a hostage.

Go through the glass door and to the right to find another unlocked door.  Go 
down to the end, and through the next door.  Go through the next room, and in 
the next room, go into the area enclosed by glass.  Go into the door, and go 
through the glass door inside. Just past the glass door is a door on the left.  
Go inside.

At this point you have a path choice.  One way leads to some health (likely to 
be very necessary), and the other way leads to the end of the level.  To get the 
health, which I recommend regardless, shoot out the glass door to your left and 
enter the bathroom on the other side.

Stock up on health, and go out and take the door to the left (it is past the 
glass door that you shot, just across from the door that you entered from).

Inside will be another terrorist.  Kill him and take the far door.  Follow the 
path through the glass room, and shoot the second glass door to get through.  On 
the other side is the exit.




Level 21:  Coulda Used his Shoes

You're dying and you need to get some bandages right away.  Throughout this 
level, you will be losing life by just being alive.

Go forward into the big open room.  Go left around the bookshelves and go 
through the double doors.  Go toward the back of this room, to the right.  The 
door will be open, and a terrorist will be standing with his back turned.  Kill 
him.  This will cause several terrorists to come out behind you.  Kill them as 
well, and continue on into the area that you killed the first terrorist.

Pass the second divider and go through the double doors.  Another couple of guys 
may come out behind you, so kill them too.  Proceed down into the hall to the 
left.  Follow the hall, and you will reach one more terrorist in front of you.  
Kill him and continue.  There may be a steady stream of terrorists that come out 
behind you, so kill them as you see them.

You will soon reach a set of double doors.  If you are hurting for health, go to 
the right.  You should see a blood trail to the door.  From here on out, it is 
easiest to use the blood trail as your guide.  In the room with the double doors, 
you will find that the trail leads to a dead body in the back.  You will be 
ambushed from both sides.  This part may be difficult.

Take the health by the body, and then follow the blood trail in the other 
direction.  Go through the double doors, and in between the dividers into 
another set of double doors.  Ahead of you, the blood trail will turn off into 
the elevator, so you must go past the elevator, and through one of the doors (it 
doesn't matter, they go to the same place).

Kill the guy on the right side of this room (notice the names on the doors.  
Russ Bullock and Beau Brennen are programmers, and Russ Bullock and Bryan Eckman 
are Directors).  Across from the offices is the Men's room.  Go inside to find a 
medical kit with the very handy bandages that you had been looking for.




Level 22:  I Hate the Dark

Need a flashlight?  You will have to work through this level in complete 
darkness.  It is not very easy to see the guys unless they are shooting at you.  
You have another option, although I don't use this method myself:  you can equip 
your pistol AND your lighter at the same time.  However, you still can't see 
very far with your lighter.  What I do, is turn on my lighter during down time, 
and then switch to my machine gun on up time.  But, do whatever your little 
heart desires.

If at any point you get lost, find your way back to a landmark along the walls.  
These places can be the blood trail, the elevators, or the room with the two 
glass doors by the bathroom.  Otherwise, just follow walls to the other end of 
the level.

Start by leaving the bathroom.  Kill the terrorist in the dark, and then go 
through one of the side-by-side glass doors that you came in through.  It will 
be to the left out of the bathroom, near where the terrorist is shooting you 
from.

When you leave, another terrorist will jump out at you by the elevator. Kill him 
and continue along the blood trail.  When you reach the room that had the double 
doors in between two dividers, there will be a terrorist on your left.  It will 
be difficult to see, but he may throw a flash bang, which can help if it catches 
you not looking directly at it.

Continue following the blood trail, you may want to pick up the health that you 
might have left for yourself in the room where it ends.  Otherwise, go to the 
right of the double doors where the blood trail ends (left if you are leaving 
the health room). On the other side of the door,  follow the winding hall, using 
the emergency lights as guides.  There will be a terrorist hiding off to the 
right, so kill him when you see him.

Continue on in the direction that you came from in the previous level.  There 
will be another guy waiting for you in the big open room with the windows on the 
left.  Kill him, and then go through the double doors on the right.

Work your way past the divider in the darkness, killing a guy that is hiding in 
the dark, and go through the double doors at the far end of this dark room.  If 
you have trouble, just follow the left side wall.

When you open the next door, again, there will be windows in front of you, and 
if you see movement, you're in the right place.  A guy should be patrolling in 
front of you.  Back off the door and let him come to you.  Kill him, and then go 
through the door and to the right.  When you see the glass door, you're in the 
right place.  If you turn right again, you should see a green-lit Exit sign 
signaling the end.




Level 23:  R&D Lab

First of all, with this level, there will be a lot of guys, but you don't have 
to fight many of them.  You will kill most of them remotely, so don't worry.  
You can explore the level, but you may have to waste some bullets and some 
valuable health.

Begin this level by going through the door immediately to your left, it will be 
the only door you can go through.  Ahead of you and to your left will be several 
glass doors rooms.  Do not enter them yet.

In between the glassed-in rooms is a door.  Go through it to see another glass 
room on your right, and a small stairway to you left with large machines lined 
up side-by-side.  

It doesn't matter which way you go, they both end up in the same place.  However, 
there are three guys in-between the machines, so I suggest killing them first by 
going up the short stairway and strafing to look in-between machines. At the end, 
by the second short stairway, go in one of the inlets to see a button.  HIT THIS 
BUTTON FIRST.

Now head back to the room with the two glass rooms (the second one you were in).  
There may be a couple of new bad-guys in the glass room to your right, so kill 
them.  Go inside the other glass room and it should have another door inside.  
Go inside the second door.

To your right, you should be able to look up and see a window with a terrorist 
inside.  Kill the terrorist if you can from where you are (I suggest doing it 
this way), otherwise, you can go inside the door beneath him, and climb the 
stairs to kill him.  Also, across from the window where you shot him, there 
should be another window with two more terrorists inside.  Kill them if possible 
(it may be easier to kill them from the same spot that you killed the first 
terrorist from).

Either way, go in the door beneath where you killed the first terrorist.  Ascend 
the stairs to see several buttons to press.  Slide all of the buttons down at 
least once to be sure that you've killed as many terrorists as possible.  Then 
pull the sliding switches at the top of the stairs from the right to the left.  
Go around to the little island platform and also hit this button, and make sure 
it is to the left.  If not all of the switches are to the left, you will be 
trapped, and you will need to load a previous save.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT 
ALL BUTTONS ARE PUSHED!

Now that I've pounded this into all of your heads, go back to the room with the 
short staircases.  Work your way around the machinery (or if you opt to take the 
route of the glass room, work your way around the data machines).  Continue into 
the next door, and you should be in an empty room.  Work your way around the 
shelves to the door on the other side.  Go through the door, and on the other 
side will have another glass room on the right with a medical kit inside.  
Hopefully, you've already killed the guy inside with the flip of your switch, so 
you don't have to worry about him.  Take what health you need, and then head 
toward the large door outside the glass room.

This door previously had lasers blocking the door so you couldn't enter.  Now, 
you should be able to enter (if you did the switches correctly!).  Press the 
button to the right of the large door.  When you go inside, the door will close 
AND LOCK behind you.  You will not be able to go back out this way.  When you 
are done being cleansed, the other door will open.

Just outside the door is a terrorist.  Kill him, he shouldn't be too difficult.  
Also look up and to the left.  There should be a retarded terrorist standing in 
the window.  He will not do anything.  Kill the poor, defenseless little 
terrorist, and continue to the door on the opposite side of the room (you can go 
upstairs, but there's nothing up there).

Again, hit the button to open the door.  IT WILL NOT OPEN IF YOU DID THE 
SWITCHES INCORRECTLY, and CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE TRAPPED--you will need to 
load to get out.  Go through the door.  Inside, there shouldn't be any living 
terrorists because you've washed them all out.  Take weapons if you need them, 
and then go up the stairs on the right.

At the top of the stairs is another door, go inside.  You will be scrubbed down 
again, and exit the room.  Kill the terrorist in front of you, and wait for the 
other terrorist to round the corner before killing him as well.  Go out through 
the door on the opposite side.

In this room (the room across from the room with the control panels inside-- it 
is a narrow hallway), you may have already killed its occupants.  Otherwise, 
take them out, and go through the next door.

This room has two doors.  Begin by going to the door on the right.  Inside, 
there will be one terrorist in front of you.  Kill him.  I suggest saving the 
health for after the upcoming battle, but take what you need.

In the next room, you will have to kill another terrorist, and then continue 
into the door on the left.  Inside, you will have to go through two more doors 
to get into a video studio.  There may be a couple terrorists inside, so be 
ready to kill them.  There is some extra health, so if you need any, you can 
return to this point (did you notice the poster by the door?  it has a picture 
labeled Brian Younds, Freelance Reporter.  Brian Younds was actually on the 
Piranha team doing sound).  Return back to the room with the lectern and 
microphone.

Now, take the other door that you haven't been through yet.  Inside, there will 
be three more terrorists.  Kill them, and return for some ammunition if 
necessary.  Go into the next door (by hitting the button again and being cleaned 
again).

On the other side, a sequence will be triggered.  Shoot the glass and jump 
through to talk to Mr. Ozu.  Talk to him, and flash him your badge ("B").  He 
will tell you the instructions on what to do next.  When he is just about done 
talking, reequip your weapon and point it at the door.  A terrorist will come 
through right at the end of the conversation.

Go through the door that the terrorist came from, and pass through the next room.  
You should end up in a room that you just came from.  Pick up some health if you 
need, and then go back to where you shot out the window.  There will probably be 
a couple guys in the lower level, so take them out.   Instead of going through 
the window, this time go into the door on the opposite side of the room.

You will be cleansed again, and continue through the door.  This is where you 
killed the retarded terrorist before, so continue through, picking up his 
ammunition.  Go down the stairs, killing the terrorist in the way.  Pick up all 
the health you need, and go to the exit.





Level 24:  Fumbling in the Dark

This is one of those fun levels that you may be familiar with, only it is nice 
and dark.  You've been through most of these rooms, but they will seem very new.  

Begin by going left and through the double doors.  Keep going through two more 
sets of double doors to the end of the hall.  Take the door to the right, and 
you will see a terrorist hiding behind some boxes.  Shoot him, and take his 
hiding spot.  Another terrorist will come in the door that you just entered.  
Take him out from behind the boxes.

Enter the door on the other side of the room, and proceed down the stairs.  
After several flights, enter the door at the bottom.  Go down the ramp, and when 
you reach the bottom, turn around and point back up the ramp.  One guy will come 
out from where you just came from, and another will be at the door just next to 
the ramp.  Kill them both, and enter the door right next to the ramp (if you 
didn't take all of the health in the previous levels, there may still be health 
down the other path).  

After entering the door, be careful, there are three guys hiding around the 
corner.  when you round the corner, they will open fire.  Kill them the best as 
you can, and proceed down the path.  

In the next room, to the left, will be several more guys.  One will be in 
between the machinery, in front of you, and two others will be along the back in 
opposite corners.  Take them all out.  After clearing out this room, it proves 
to be one of the coolest of the game, I find.  It took me a while to figure out 
what to do next, but it is so simple, it hurts.  Pick up the health that is 
hidden in the shadows on the other side of a little hand railing if you need.  
Then head to the locked door.  

THERE IS A MAJOR GLITCH AT THIS POINT!
If you would like to do it, SAVE, you will disappear into outer space.  Just 
across from the door is a furnace.  Along the bottom of the furnace are what 
looks to be grates.  In the corner of the last grate and the fence, if you crawl 
into it, you will fall off the map.  Keep holding forward and crawl, and you 
will see the level fall away from you.  Neat, eh?

Whew, now how to get past the locked door... Do you see the zapping thing just 
to the left of the door?  Shoot it, and the door will unlock.  Be sure to keep a 
safe distance away before hitting it.  Go through the door.

Follow the winding path to the end, and when you open the next door, you will 
hear shooting.  One is directly ahead of you behind some barrels, and another is 
peeking around the corner to your left.  Kill the terrorists in the distance and 
proceed through some winding passages.  You will eventually reach some steps.  
Go down them and at the bottom will be one terrorist on your level and another 
below you.  Kill them and continue down the last flight of steps.

Retrieve ammunition if necessary, and then proceed up the other stairs.  This is 
a mirror image of the stairs that you just went through.  Follow the winding 
paths, and up the other set of stairs to kill three more terrorists at the top.  
Go down the hallway, killing two terrorists on the way.  Go through the door at 
the end, kill another terrorist, and go out through the next door.  

Go down the long dark hallway.  At the end will be two terrorists up a short set 
of steps.  Kill them, go up the steps and through the door.  This room will look 
identical to one of the rooms that you were just in.  At the top of the ramp to 
the left will be a couple more terrorists.  Kill them, and then go up to where 
they were standing.  You will pass a door that is blocked by barrels, and ahead 
of you should be a chain link fence.  On your right will be a small ladder with 
a locked door at the top.  Go through the chain link fence and enter the door.

On the other side, you can overhear a conversation between two terrorists.  They 
are standing ahead and around the right corner.  Kill them.  They were standing 
by a couple doors that have been demolished.  Crouch and crawl up the damaged 
door on the left into the elevator shaft.  When inside, you can equip your 
lighter to see that there is a ladder on the right.  Climb up it to a couple 
landings, and keep climbing.  When you reach the top of the elevator car, the 
level will end.




Level 25:  A Fish in the Barrel

The elevator begins to move, and you will have the inclination to look up.  Do 
so.  There will be several terrorists shooting at you on the way up, and they 
will all be in the same position relative to you.  So, keep your cursor pointed 
in the same direction for the whole ride.

On every few levels, there is a terrorist standing at a door.  Kill them when 
you can.  When the elevator stops, quickly turn around and enter the ventilation 
shaft behind you.  If you hesitate, they will shoot you through the roof of the 
elevator.  That's all, folks! (easiest level yet!)




Level 26:  Karl's Revenge

Do you remember that one guy that had feet smaller than your sister's?  Well, 
you're about to face his brother.  This could prove to be one of the toughest 
mini boss fights yet.  

Follow the winding path forward.  At some point, you may hear gun fire.  Don't 
worry, he probably can't hit you from in the hall.  It is relatively difficult 
to see, but there is a ladder at what appears to be a dead end.  go up the 
ladder to find a guy shooting down at you.  Kill him before getting all the way 
up the ladder, open the door, and then continue down the path.

There will be several more terrorists in an open spot, so kill them and continue 
down another zig-zagging path.  There will be another terrorist, and there will 
be a door almost behind him.  Kill him and enter the door.

Inside, you will see an open elevator shaft with a stopped elevator.  Jump down 
to the elevator, and then climb the ladder on the side.  At the top, you will 
need to open the grate, and kill the terrorists at the bottom.  Crouch and enter 
the grate, and careful go down the ladder to a little platform.  Go down the 
second ladder, picking up any spare ammunition lying around.

Go through the door, and kill a couple guys that are hiding out.  Go down to the 
end of the hallway and go through the door.  There will be loud noise from the 
machinery, and there will be a terrorist shooting at you from a low grated 
platform.  Kill him.

BEFORE GOING INTO THE NEXT DOOR, gather yourself.  Save, reload your weapons.  
You are about to face Karl.  Hopefully you will have plenty of health, it is 
tough if you are low on health.  Either way, save incrementally through this 
battle.  

Through the door, go along the LEFT side of the machinery, otherwise it will be 
difficult to see him at the start of the battle.  You can either switch to a 
more powerful weapon (the M-60 heavy machine gun or M-16 assault rifle) and open 
fire if you do not trust your aim, or just use your normal machine gun and hail 
him with a stream of bullets.  If you hit him well enough (hopefully he won't 
fire back yet, if he does, take cover), he will run into a side room.

Regather yourself, and follow him into the next room.  Stay huddled behind the 
barrels if possible, and kill off all of the other terrorists before killing 
Karl, he is tough.  When all of the other guys have been taken out, use the 
pillars for cover, and move between them while he is reloading (boy, anybody 
could take some shooting lessons from this guy--100% accuracy, uses burst fire).  
Go along the side of the platform where he is standing where he can't hit you.  
When he reloads, back out and shoot at him with your assault rifle.  Try to do 
it in one swipe, or else he will shoot you.

After Karl is dead, go up the stairs and through the door (I was sort of 
disappointed that we didn't get to hang him from that chain like the movie, but 
oh well).




Level 27:  Everyone to the Roof

Go up the stairs and take what health you need from the medical kit on the floor.  
Enter the door to go through a sequence.  Now you should know what to do in this 
scene if you have seen the movie.

Turn around, again, and go down the ladder (just like when you were on this 
level before.  Work your way around the building, only killing the terrorists 
that pose a threat.  Be sure to hug the wall, and only expose yourself for brief 
periods of time, or else the chopper will kill you in an instant.

This is one of those times where I use the CapsLock feature to constantly run.  
You must be fast to avoid the chopper.  When you reach the chain link fence, 
open it and look to your left.  Do you see the steel case for the fire hose?  
Open it up and grab the hose.  You are about to take a ride down the side of a 
building.  Jump off the FAR side of the building opposite of the hose.  If you 
jump off at any other point, you will die.

When you do it right, the level will end.




Level 28:  Just like Saigon

Now what?  Work yourself swinging, meanwhile shooting the window.  When you get 
enough momentum, jump in the broken window.  You may need to crouch once on the 
ledge to get in.

Kill anyone you see that is shooting at you once inside this room.  There will 
be one terrorist on the far wall above you, and another by a door to the right.  
Run forward and to the right to the door.  There will be a fire extinguisher to 
your left.  If you feel so inclined, pick it up, you will need it.  

Just on the other side of the door is a bathroom on the left.  If you are 
hurting for health, go inside.  Otherwise, quickly take the hallway to the left, 
killing all guys that step in the way (you will need to drop the extinguisher to 
shoot them).

At the end of this hallway, there will be three sets of doors.  One in front of 
you, one on your left and one on your right.  Take the one TO YOUR RIGHT, and 
head down the path the only way you can go.  Shoot two more terrorists, and 
quickly run past the spreading fire before it blocks you in.  This is the 
toughest point in the level because it IS time sensitive.  On the other side is 
a door, go inside.

Inside are two more terrorists, and a stairway that is blocked by fire.  Kill 
the terrorists and use the extinguisher on the flames in front of the stairs.  
Before going up the stairs, turn around to see two terrorists above you.  Kill 
at least one before running up the stairs to take out the other.  Go into the 
door on the same wall you entered a level lower.




Level 29:  Running the Gauntlet

Go through the double doors ahead of you, and you will see a terrorist checking 
a door.  Kill him while he is not paying attention.  Continue forward.  Past the 
fishtanks, enter the double doors to the left.

If you go into the door on the right, you will be faced with three terrorists.  
However, you will be rewarded with a health kit if you survive.  I recommend 
taking it.

Go back out and continue down the hall.  It will go back and to the left.  It 
should be the only way that you can go at this point, it appears that the way 
you came from is blocked.  You will hear a helicopter beyond the door that you 
are supposed to enter.

Go through the two sets of doors to see a line of windows on the left, and 
several cubicles in front of you.  Duck.  Now.  Do this entire part while 
crouched, you will leave yourself vulnerable if you do it standing. 

Kill the guy in front of you, and you will hear heavy machine gun fire.  Before 
going around any corner, listen for anyone shooting at you to reload (notable 
for several seconds of systematic silence).  Don't do the part along the window 
until you hear the helicopter pass.  Continue working your way around the 
gauntlet killing all of the terrorists (there are a lot of tough guys).  Once 
they are all dead (it IS safe to return for health in the room where you killed 
the three guys), go through the only accessible door at the end of the room.

Upon entering this room, you will be ambushed again.  There will be two guys in 
front of you, plus one in the far back shooting you with an M-60.  This means 
you will need to crouch throughout this part of the level again.  At the back of 
this room is another door.  Carefully enter it.

This room is also filled with guys, but it is the last.  Three are in front of 
you from the beginning, and there will plenty more of them to keep you busy from 
all sides.  Kill them all, and before exiting, PICK UP THE HEALTH!




Level 30:  Still the Cowboy

Start this final level by killing the two guys in front of you.  Spare as much 
life as you possibly can for the final boss, Hans Gruber.  Be a perfectionist.

When you see the dark shadows and the red light above you, be careful, there is 
a guy with a very powerful gun to your right (just inside the vault).  Kill him.  
One way to kill him is to simply charge him.  He will not catch on for a couple 
seconds, so get some head shots to kill him.  Another way is to shoot him, then 
strafe out of the way until he reloads, then shoot again.

Either way, be careful, a guy will come running behind you.  Kill him as well 
before entering the vault.  Inside, you will go down some stairs.  Get the 
medical kit before continuing, it is very easy to miss in the anticipation.

This is it boys and girls, the final showdown with Hans.  Again, in this boss 
fight, SAVE between every transition period, it will save you time.

When the fight starts, resist your urge to run after Hans, he has Holly hostage, 
and he will kill her if he feels threatened.  Instead, turn around, and wait for 
a terrorist to come running behind you.  He will be the only one, don't worry.  
He won't be easy, though.

After he is dead, work your way around the shelving and equip your sniper rifle.  
Zoom in on Hans' head through some shelving at a distance.  Whenever Holly pulls 
away, shoot him in the head.  If you shoot Holly, it is game over.

When you've hit him a few times, Hans will move to another point.  Use the same 
strategy.  Try to get to a place that Hans can't hit you, preferably behind some 
of that shelving, and hit him every time Holly moves.  

He will move two more times.  When he is right in front of the window, you know 
you're almost done.  The bad part is, you have to be close enough to cause 
damage (if you're too far away, you won't cause any damage--you can tell by 
saving it, and then try to shoot Holly).  So, move up a few feet into the room.  
You will not be able to hide in the last position, so whenever Hans is about to 
shoot you, SHOOT HIM FIRST.  Using these tactics, Hans will die quickly, and you 
have beaten the game!

FIN





VI.  LEGAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Please, only contact me if you need help on this game, I went through all of 
this work, and I don't want to be abused.  I WILL REPORT ALL SPAMMERS!

With that said, my email is:
i_try_@hotmail.com


All rights are reserved to Steve Cipullo, 2002.