NightFire FAQ/Walkthrough Copyright 2003 Chris Miller All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademarks and copyright holders. =============================================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS =============================================================================== 1.0 - Introduction 2.0 - Characters 2.1 - Allies 2.2 - Enemies 3.0 - Weapons 3.1 - Pistols 3.2 - Machine Guns 3.3 - Specialized Weapons 3.4 - Explosive Devices 4.0 - Gadgets 5.0 - Strategy 5.1 - Weapon Choice 5.2 - Confronting Enemies 5.3 - Ammo & Armour 6.0 - Missions 6.1 - Rendezvous 6.2 - Airfield Ambush 6.3 - Uninvited Guests **NOT COMPLETE** 6.4 - Phoenix Rising 6.5 - Hidden Agenda 6.6 - High Treason **NOT COMPLETE** 6.7 - Island Getaway **NOT COMPLETE** 6.8 - Zero Minus **NOT COMPLETE** 6.9 - Reentry 7.0 - Frequently Asked Questions 8.0 - Contact & Version History =============================================================================== SECTION 1.0: Introduction =============================================================================== It's been over a year since NightFire was released for the PC, but people still seem to be seeking help for it. Since I hadn't found any walkthroughs dedicated solely to the PC version, I decided to write one myself. This particular FAQ focuses on the hardest difficulty, 00 Agent. You can ignore many of the game tips within if you're playing on Operative or Agent, since you can generally just blast through levels with no problem on the easier difficulties. =============================================================================== SECTION 2.0: Characters =============================================================================== James Bond is back with his usual array of beautiful women and fiendish villains. =============================================================================== SECTION 2.1: Allies =============================================================================== Dominique Paradis ----------------- This French agent is working undercover as Drake's assistant and provides you with information on his activities. She plays a bigger role in the console versions (in a level that never made it to the PC), thus explaining Bond's surprise at seeing her in Drake's castle. Zoe Nightshade -------------- We first met Zoe in Agent Under Fire, the prequel to NightFire. She's back once again to aid you in stealing the guidance module. She has a tattoo that is visible with the x-ray specs. Alura McCall ------------ This Autralian agent is the game's primary Bond girl. After she saves you from the Phoenix Tower you repay the favour by saving her from Drake's island. Her sniper skills are useful in the jungle. =============================================================================== SECTION 2.2: Enemies =============================================================================== Rafael Drake ------------ The charismatic CEO of Phoenix International. He appears to be doing the world a favour by decommissioning nuclear missiles, but he has other plans for them... Armitage Rook ------------- Rook is Drake's henchmen. His face is scarred from the helicopter crash in the first mission. Suffice it to say he blames Bond and is out for revenge. Alexander Mayhew ---------------- When Mayhew finds out that Drake plans to kill him for losing the guidance module, Mayhew offers information to MI6 in exchange for protection - protection in the form of James Bond. Makiko Hayashi -------------- Kiko works as Mayhew's bodyguard until his untimely demise. She likes leather. And ninjas. =============================================================================== SECTION 3.0: Weapons =============================================================================== Your inventory in NightFire more closely resembles that of Half-Life than of its Bond predecessors, such as GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough. The weapons are less varied here, but ammunition is usually plentiful. =============================================================================== SECTION 3.1: Pistols =============================================================================== The pistols are actually quite powerful in this game. Unlike the machine guns, they all fire with pinpoint accuracy. Wolfram P2K (Rating: Good) ----------- A 16-round pistol that can be fitted with a silencer. Its rate of fire is a bit slow though, so use the Kowloon if you have it. Kowloon Type 40 (Rating: Great) --------------- Another 16-round pistol. It fires faster, so choose it over the Wolfram. Raptor Magnum (Rating: Fair) ------------- A powerful 9-round magnum. It's the slowest of all the pistols, so don't bother using it against large groups of enemies. =============================================================================== SECTION 3.2: Machine Guns =============================================================================== Machine guns fire pretty wildly in NightFire, but they're useful when facing a large number of guards. Storm M9-32 (Rating: Poor) ----------- A 32-round uzi that comes in silenced and non-silenced forms. Only useful at close range. Suisse SG5 Commando (Rating: Good) ------------------- A 30-round machine gun that appears in earlier levels. It's only useful at close range or if you use the secondary feature, sniper mode. Munitions Belga PDW90 (Rating: Great) --------------------- A fairly accurate 50-round machine gun that appears in later levels. It's the only worthwhile machine gun, and can be used at medium range. =============================================================================== SECTION 3.3: Specialized Weapons =============================================================================== Here is the alternative weaponry that doesn't fit into the other categories. Frinesi Automatic 12 (Rating: Good) -------------------- An 8-round shotgun that's pretty ineffective on primary mode. Secondary mode, which delivers a large blast, is recommended if you want to use this. Seamaster UP44 -------------- This weapon is not in the game, despite what the manual says. Winter Covert Sniper (Rating: Good) -------------------- A 10-round sniper rifle that usually kills with a torso shot. Switching between zooms takes time though, so be careful. Militek Mark 6 Multi Grenade Launcher (Rating: Fair) ------------------------------------- A 6-round grenade launcher. Secondary mode is a timed grenade, which you probably won't want to use. Note that the grenade launcher doesn't always kill enemies, even if they're standing close to the explosion. AT-420 Sentinel (Rating: Poor) --------------- A 4-round rocket launcher that rarely nails its target. Although it obliterates any enemy it hits, the rockets are slow and are more likely to damage you if you aren't careful. Secondary mode lets you guide the rocket, but this is even more dangerous since you can't move while controlling it. Phoenix International Experimental Laser Rifle (Rating: Good) ---------------------------------------------- A recharging laser gun that you get in the 5th and 9th levels. The sight is off though. It fires below and to the right of where you're aiming, so keep this is mind when using it. Phoenix International X6 Annihilator (Rating: Bad) ------------------------------------ A 100-round chaingun. It's horribly inaccurate and takes a second to warm up before firing. Use it on Operative if you want some fun, but avoid it on the harder difficulties. =============================================================================== SECTION 3.4: Explosive Devices =============================================================================== None of these are particularly useful. Since NightFire doesn't have weapon hotkeys, you may want to avoid picking these up so as to make cycling through weapons easier. Fragmentation Grenade (Rating: Poor) --------------------- You have a capacity of 10 grenades. Guards will usually run when they see one. Skip these - just shoot your enemies instead. Laser Tripmine (Rating: Poor) -------------- These can be set to either laser- or proximity-detonation. Again, it's just easier to use a gun. Flashbang Grenade (Rating: Bad) ----------------- Grenades that temporarily stun whoever looks at the explosion. Enemies will still fire while stunned though. =============================================================================== SECTION 4.0: Gadgets =============================================================================== Stunner ------- Can be used to temporarily knock out an enemy. Not very useful, since your punches are quicker. Recharges automatically. Laser Watch ----------- Necessary for cutting through locks and clasps. Recharges automatically. Cellphone Grapple ----------------- Whenever you see a metal grapple point, you can use your cell to pull yourself up to it. Dart Pen -------- Fires tranquilizer darts. The only time you need to resort to this is in the first mission, when you're at the party with no weapons. Decryptor --------- Needed to crack electronic keypads. If you use the right-mouse button to activate it, it'll skip over the animation. Micro Camera ------------ Only used a few times. If you're having a hard time photographing the ladies at the party, download the patch. Q-Specs ------- Has night vision, x-ray, and infrared modes. Useful for seeing in the dark, seeing through walls/clothing, and spotting invisible lasers. Q-Worm ------ You occasionally use this to hack into computers. Like the decryptor, if you use the right-mouse button to activate it, it'll skip over the animation. Phoenix Ronin ------------- Very important to have at certain points, such as the blast pit in Zero Minus or while fighting the armoured van in High Treason. =============================================================================== SECTION 5.0: Strategy =============================================================================== The manual contains some hints on NightFire, but here's a few more. =============================================================================== SECTION 5.1: Weapon Choice =============================================================================== You can only carry 4 weapons at a time, not including explosive devices and gadgets. In missions 1, 2, 4, and 9, this isn't a problem. In the others, it's critical that you choose the proper arsenal. As I take you through each mission, I'll tell you when it's time to drop a weapon and pick up another. =============================================================================== SECTION 5.2: Confronting Enemies =============================================================================== On 00 Agent, enemy fire does heaps of damage. If you're currently undetected and you know from past experience that a guard is up ahead, the best thing to do is to slowly peek around corners until you see a little bit of the guy's head. It goes without saying that head shots are optimal. A sniper rifle is the best for this, but pistols and the Suisse are good too. If you've been detected by the enemy, the best thing to do is to wait around the corner for them to come to you. NightFire has a dynamic music system, so if you're spotted by an enemy, the music will become faster. Use this to your advantage. =============================================================================== SECTION 5.3: Ammo & Armour =============================================================================== Ammo is usually in good supply, but on 00 Agent you'll need to watch your armour level. Before entering a new area from which you cannot return (the one-way elevators in Zero Minus are a good example), it's best to collect everything you can find in your present area before continuing on. There are two types of armour. The first is bulletproof vests, which restore all of your health. The second is armour plates, which restore 3-4 sections of your health on Operative and 2-3 sections of your health on 00 Agent. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.0: Missions =============================================================================== =============================================================================== SECTION 6.1: Rendezvous =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Breach the security perimeter of Drake's castle o Enter Drake's castle and infiltrate the party o Rendezvous with CIA agent, maintain party guest cover o Acquire your Q-Gadgets from the undercover waiter o Mayhew's female bodyguard is in attendance - photograph every woman o Recover the stolen briefcase containing the guidance module o Rescue Agent Nightshade and escape the castle with the guidance module BOND MOVES: 2 SECRETS : 2 When the mission starts, you'll parachute onto a watchtower. Turn to your right and shoot the guard in the watchtower opposite of you. Then take out the guard that's patrolling below. Now turn to the other side and shoot the two guards in the other watchtower. From here, there are two routes you take can take to enter the castle. Route #1: The Bond Way ---------------------- From the tower you start at, hop onto the truck as it drives under the bridge. When you get close to the main gate, blast away at the two guards. The truck will take you into the castle, thus giving you the first BOND MOVE. The rest of the walkthrough assumes that you take the next route, so only take this option if you're familiar with the level. Route #2: The Stealthy Way -------------------------- This method is safer and you'll take less enemy fire. Start by taking the stairs down the watchtower. Run up the hill to the next watchtower and cut the lock on the door with your watch laser. Go up the stairs, across the little bridge, and climb the stairs to the roof of the tower where there's a wire you can use to climb across. Simply stand under the wire and press the Use key. Watch out for the fray in the centre which is shooting sparks. When you get across, follow the snow path until you reach a balcony with a grapple point. Use your cell phone to get up and enter the castle. Once inside, climb the stairs to the turret at the top of the castle. Kill the guard, take the sniper rifle, and shoot the two guards operating the searchlights down below. Run down to the ground floor and go outside. Right above you is a balcony with a guard and another searchlight. Make sure you kill him. Run across to the end of the courtyard and you'll find a long balcony with a patrolling guard. BOND MOVE 2/2: There's a generator in the area. Shut it off. This is only useful if you take Route #1, since you're coming from the opposite direction of the searchlights. SECRET 1/2: There's a grapple point on the balcony where the guard was patrolling. Use your cellphone to pull yourself up, where you'll find some grenades and armour. Continue past the generator to the next area where the truck is parked. There's two patrolling guards. Beyond the truck is another guard and some armour if you need it. To the left of the large metal gate is a fountain and past that is a building with two guards and a power switch. Kill them (you can shoot the first guard through the window), hit the switch to unlock the security door, and run back to the turret building. Instead of climbing the stairs though, turn right after entering the building and go through the padlocked door you've just unlocked. This area has a patrolling guard plus two more guards operating balcony searchlights. Kill them, using your infrared specs if necessary, and climb the stairs to trigger a cut scene. Once inside Drake's castle, head to the party room. Go down to where the guests are, speak to the waiter to get your gadgets, and use your camera to take pictures of all four women. If you're having trouble with the camera, download the patch. Once this is done, Rook will move away from the doorway he was blocking. Go through it to the library. After the cut scene, climb the spiral staircase and head to the next area, the museum. It contains 4 castle guards. Dispatch them with your dart pen (keep your distance and hopefully they won't notice you), take their guns, and continue to the next area, the gallery. A guard is patrolling the lower level of the gallery. Kill him and walk across the rafters to the other side. SECRET 2/2: The painting to the left of the fireplace contains a hidden safe. Open the painting, cut the safe's lock with your watch laser, and take the grenades inside. There's nothing you do can do with the secret documents, despite what M suggests. The next area contains a cut scene in which Zoe is captured by security. After it ends, throw some grenades down into the dining room and you'll take out a guard or two if you're lucky. Then run down the stairs and kill any remaining guards. Beyond the dining room is another guard, followed by a staircase which leads to the gondola station. The station has four more guards who shoot at you from behind crates. Try using your Kowloon to snipe their heads. Zoe is waiting in the gondola for you. You'll have to turn on the power to the gondola first. Don't forget to take the bulletproof vest, ammo, and rocket launcher before leaving. Shortly after the gondola departs from the station, it will stop and two guards will rush out and shoot at you. Take them out with your Kowloon. BOSS - HELICOPTER: Now Rook and his men will attack your gondola with in their helicopter. On Operative and Agent, you can safely take them out with your uzi without taking too much damage. On 00 Agent, you'll want to use your rocket launcher to take out the helicopter as quickly as possible. WARNING: BE CAREFUL NOT TO HIT THE EDGE OF THE GONDOLA WINDOW WITH YOUR ROCKETS. Make sure you aim where the helicopter is going, not where it currently is, because the rockets are slow. After a few hits, it'll crash and you'll pass the mission. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.2: Airfield Ambush =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Avoid security detection o Disable the security searchlights o Subdue the investigating guard to obtain a Level 1 Security Pass Key o Infiltrate the Flight Control Tower o Enter the Main Control Room of the Flight Control Tower o Subdue or eliminate the tower personnel using any means necessary o Destroy the flight control tower communication and radar consoles o Obtain a sniper rifle and cover Agent Nightshade in the Freight Yard o Determine the status of the aircraft in the Secondary Aircraft Hangar o Reach the Radar Tower vantage point eliminating any enemy resistance o Protect Agent Nightshade as she prepares the aircraft for take off o Protect the taxiing aircraft piloted by Agent Nightshade o Escape in the aircraft BOND MOVES: 1 SECRETS : 5 When the level starts, wait for Zoe to run to the other building. Now run to the fence on your right, turn left and follow the building around, turning left past the searchlight. You'll see a big green smoking box with a lock on it. Cut the lock with your watch laser and shut down the generator. From your current position, you should see two guards standing on top of the building. Shoot them both. SECRET 1/5: Use your cellphone to reach the grapple point on the antenna near where the left-most guard was standing. You'll get ammo and a sniper rifle. WARNING: DO NOT SHOOT THE OTHER GUARDS ON THE ROOF. THEY WILL FALL OFF INTO THE MAIN YARD. THE OTHER GUARDS WILL GET SUSPICIOUS IF IT STARTS RAINING MEN. YOU WILL FAIL THE MISSION. Walk along the roof and jump onto the lower building. Then jump down onto one of the green boxes and run back to where Zoe is waiting. While she's talking, check out the control tower in the distance. There's a guard standing on the catwalk. Use your sniper rifle on him. There's another guard walking around the catwalk as well. Don't forget to shoot him too. After a while a guard will come out to fix the sabotaged generator. Hide behind the green box you started at and wait for him to pass by. Shoot him and take his key. He's very good at spotting you, so make sure you stay hidden until he's well out of the freight yard area or the other guards will be alerted. Now face the courtyard, run to the building on your left, and use the key on the front door. Inside the building, duck under the camera to your right and shoot the guard taking a drink from the fountain. Ducking straight under cameras is an excellent way to avoid them. SECRET 2/5: In the office to the left of the fountain, there's a Kowloon in the desk drawer. SECRET 3/5: Go through the door near the first camera and head through the offices. Take a right when you come out and you'll find a utility closet. Inside is a bag of ammo. From the utility closet, go right, climb the stairs (watch out for the camera), and walk up to the left-most window. A guard is standing inside. Shoot him and enter the room. To your right is another guard. Kill him, go up to the desk and take his pass key. There's a vest there as well, but you may want to save it. Now go down the opposite set of stairs. Duck under the camera and when it turns away from the padlocked door, run up to the door, use the pass key to unlock it, and dash inside. BOND MOVE 1/1: Look up. You'll see a grapple point. Use your cellphone to reach the top. Make sure to move forward as you let go of the grapple so that you'll catch the ledge. Otherwise you may fall to your death. Wait for Zoe to turn off the cameras. Then climb the final flight of stairs to the control room, where three guards are waiting. It's best to throw a grenade or two into the control room before you enter. Kill whoever's left and shoot out all the computer screens. A cut scene will begin and Zoe will start her escape. When it ends, leave the control room and use the door one level down to access the catwalk. Take out your sniper rifle and and immediately shoot the guards on the roofs. On the easier difficulty settings, Zoe can take tons of bullets before going down. On the 00 Agent, you'll have to be quick or she's toast. The only advice I can give is to memorize where all the guards appear so you can quickly take care of them as soon as they appear. You may want to consider using the Kowloon once the guards start appearing closer to you. It has a faster rate of fire. WARNING: AVOID SHOOTING THE EXPLOSIVE BARRELS. ALTHOUGH IT'S FUNNY TO BLAST ZOE INTO ORBIT, IT'S NOT GOING TO WIN YOU THE MISSION. Once Zoe has reached safety, run back down the stairs to the ground floor, which has been overrun by guards. Shoot your way back to the entrance. SECRET 4/5: When you're back in the freight yard, go to the other side where two trucks are parked. There is a locked chest in the back of one of them. Open it and you'll find another Kowloon and some ammo inside. Go to the left-most door of the building you're at. A guard will come out as you get near. Shoot him, enter the building, open the next door, and shoot the guard hiding behind the crates. His fellow guards will rush to the area. Stay in the doorway and let them come to you. Once you dispatch them, enter the warehouse. Make use of explosive barrels if you see a guard standing next to some. Make your way through the warehouse. If you go through the offices, you can find some ammo and armour. Go through the stacks of crates and crawl through the big pipes using the duck key. SECRET 5/5: You can climb up one of the little crates near the pipes. From here you can jump over the pipes, hopping from stack to stack. When you reach the metal office roof, do a duck jump (jump and press duck in midair) in order to make the jump. Follow the metal roof and jump down into the fenced-off area, where you'll find weapons, ammo, and armour. Just past the pipes is a door that leads to another crate yard filled with guards. It's dark, so put on your glasses. Once you've killed everyone, go through the door on the far side of the yard (or go back and pick up some armour if you need any). Kill the guard waiting for you and go through the next door. A cut scene will start. After it ends, it will be your job to protect Zoe as she readies the airplane. To your right is a radar tower. Use your sniper rifle to kill the guards and run over to the tower. Although the obvious thing to do is to protect Zoe from the tower, it's dangerous and will probably get either you or her killed if you're playing on 00 Agent. So as soon as you climb the first set of stairs and your objectives are updated, run right back to the door you came from. Guards will start pouring out of the door, so mow them down before they get to Zoe and the plane. They won't shoot at you until they get out into the open, so stand in the doorway and kill them before they get past you. There's 8 or so, and once you eliminate them, just wait until Zoe gets the plane going. Once she's out on the runway, run up to the plane as it taxis to complete the mission. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.3: Uninvited Guests =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Escort Mayhew to the hidden bunker o Destroy the computer in Mayhew's office o Retrieve the code key from the bedroom safe o Rescue the hostage in the Front Carpark o Rescue the hostage in the Bathhouse o Rescue the hostage in the Main Garden Viewing Pavilion o Rescue the hostage in the Library o Rescue the hostage in the Servant Quarters o Return to Mayhew in the Bunker o Eliminate Yakuza Assassin BOND MOVES: 3 SECRETS : 5 Detailed walkthrough coming soon. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.4: Phoenix Rising =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Remain undetected o Steal the NightFire data from the Terminal Computer o Activate main tower elevators o Upload Q-Worm to Administrator's Computer o Upload Q-Worm to Accounting Executive's computer o Upload Q-Worm to Elevator Control Computer o Use magnetic grapples to scale glass surface of building o Upload Q-Worm to Mayhew's computer o Bug Executive Meeting Room o Bug Drake's Penthouse Office BOND MOVES: 4 SECRETS : 3 This is a stealth level, so you'll need to avoid security guards, cameras, and invisible lasers. It's not as hard as it sounds. Security guards (whom you aren't allowed to kill) can be taken out with punches, your dart pen, or your keychain stunner. I suggest using your fists for the most part and perhaps the dart pen for long-range. Make sure you dispatch them before they sound the alarm (and there are alarms everywhere). Cameras can be avoided simply by peeking around corners and waiting for them to turn away from you. Standing under cameras is another way to avoid them. Invisible lasers appear later on in the level. You can spot them with your infrared specs. When the level starts, knock out the guard walking away from you and turn the corner. Two more guards will be talking near the elevator. Use your dart pen on them. Around the elevator is a yellow-suited technician. Knock him out. Although it only takes a single punch to take out guards on the easiest difficulty, it takes four hits on the hardest. A good tactic is to let loose a volley of punches and then step back before they zap you with their taser. Then go in for more punches. SECRET 1/3: Near the technician is a white van. Inside its open door are some flashbang grenades. Go up the stairs to the next level. You'll find yourself on the main floor. To your left are two guards walking along. Take them out and continue the way they were walking. BOND MOVE 1/4: When you reach the grand lobby, look up. There's a wraparound balcony with a grapple point. You your cellphone to get up and punch the guard standing at the top. SECRET 2/3: Run around to the far side of the balcony. There's a Kowloon plus another guard. Jump down from the balcony and head down to the front entrance. The guard at the desk is sleeping, so you can take his key. There's another guard patrolling the area, but he usually doesn't see you. Head back to the grand lobby. You'll notice a big black window along one side. Behind it is a guard and a motion sensor. Don't walk near it or you'll be spotted and fail the mission. There's also a door to the right of the window. Head to the door (going around to avoid the window) and open it with the key. Knock out the guard inside and use your decryptor on the console. Don't worry about the motion sensor. It only spots people outside the window. Now head back to the elevators near where you entered the floor. If you do all this quickly enough, you should reach the elevator before the first pair of guards wakes up. The next floor contains cameras and invisible lasers. If you ever see a set of three vertical grey squares on a wall, it means there's lasers there. Don't walk through it or you'll trip the alarm. When you leave the elevator, go to your right and turn left. A guard is walking along, so punch him before he runs for the alarm. Follow the bend around and enter the door to the offices. Make your way through out into the hallway again. Another guard is patrolling. Knock him out, but don't let the camera see his body. If you wish, use your x-ray glasses to watch him through the wall until he's away from the camera. Then open the door to punch him. Go around the corner past the server room and through the kitchen, avoiding the other cameras. When you leave the kitchen, go through the door on your left. There's a set of darts on the desk in one of the offices if you need them. Go through the offices until you reach the administrator's desk. Plant the Q-Worm in his computer and go back out the way you came. Past the kitchen is a large veranda overlooking all the floors below. There's a guard patrolling, as well as another camera. BOND MOVE 2/4: Hanging from the ceiling of the veranda room are two large circular structures. They have grapple points which you can use to avoid the guard. Go through the large room, dispatch the guard in the next hallway, and head over to the accounting executive's office. Plant a Q-Worm in his computer and head around the corner to the security room. Inside is a guard and a console that you must use your decryptor on. This will shut off the invisible lasers. You're now free to take the stairs down to the maintenence level. Once on the maintenence level, you'll see a yellow-suited technician in the room ahead of you. Punch him out. SECRET 3/3: To the right of where you enter the maintenence level is a supply room. In it is a locked cabinet. Use your watch laser to open it and you'll find some weapons, ammo, and armour. Now enter the big power generator room. Make sure your Wolfram is silenced. As soon as you enter you'll see that one of the generators has an open panel. Shoot at the instruments inside and the generator will break down. Run around the perimeter of the room, hugging the wall. The technicians will be distracted by the broken generator. You'll come to another set of stairs. Climb up them and go through the door. BOND MOVE 3/4: As soon as you go through the door, you'll see a locked fuse box to your left. Open it with your watch laser and shoot/punch the inside to knock out the power. Go left and through the two doors. You'll enter the control room. Knock out the guard and plant the Q-Worm into his computer. Now head back out and continue down the hallway. Two guards will approach, but it'll be dark, so you'll have an easy time knocking them out. Go through the door at the end and then through the next door to exit onto the building's terrace. Your next task involves scaling the side of the building. Kill the Yakuza guard and run over to the right side of the elevator to begin the climbing sequence. You move very slowly with the magnetic grapples, so plan your moves before you climb. Don't be too ambitious or you'll be caught. Make sure the guards are far away from the window before you go. Also note that each window has a grey strip near the bottom. As long as you're under the strip, you're safe from the guards spotting you. You can watch the guards from there. There are five floors of windows in total and when you get to the top you'll enter the building again. Once inside, head to Mayhew's office (there's some armour there if you're low on health) and plant the Q-Worm. Then go to the terminal room, open the first door and crack the second door's lock with your decryptor. Go up to the terminal and steal the data. As soon as you do, guards will be alerted to the area. This is the trickiest part of the mission, because you can't peek from behind the terminal room doors and snipe at the guards. For some reason they can shoot through the edges of the door while you cannot. Your best hope is to just be aggressive and take them out as quickly as possible with your machine gun's sniper mode. There's more guards off to the left near the meeting room. Bug the meeting room and head up the stairwell to the roof. BOND MOVE 4/4: In Drake's penthouse is a keypad. Use it to open a weaponry room filled with ammo and a rocket launcher (currently locked behind a grating). Once in the penthouse, bug Drake's desk and rush outside for the last obstacle of the mission. BOSS - HELICOPTER: The helicopter won't fire on you until it rises from under the helipad for the second time (after about 15 seconds). So get out into the open and fire at it non-stop with your Kowloon while you have the chance. After that, keep inside the doors and peek out at the helicopter. When it's turned away from you, come out and fire at it. Avoid the missiles it fires, and don't stand near the weaponry room, because it will blow up towards the end of the fight. When it blows up, you can snatch the rocket launcher if you want. Personally, I would stick to the Kowloon or the machine gun. When you deal the helicopter enough damage, it'll crash and you'll pass the mission. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.5: Hidden Agenda =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Locate and defeat Rook o Restore power to the service elevator o Gain access to the astronaut training facility o Take the service elevator to the basement o Disengage the security locks to the control rooms o Activate the turbines to drain the airlock o Drain water from the airlock o Acquire the space suit BOND MOVES: 1 SECRETS : 3 You start off in the air ducts. Put on your night vision glasses and head up through the duct. There's several vents you can exit from, but we'll look at two in particular. Route #1: The Bond Way ---------------------- Like in the first mission, this method allows you to perform a Bond move, but you'll take lots of enemy fire. Keep going through the duct until you come to a vent that drops down onto one of the big green boxes. Cut the metal vent clasp with your watch laser and jump down onto the box. After killing all the guards around you, grab onto the wire above you and climb over to the wall. Cut the clasp on the vent and climb in. It'll take you to a room with a rocket launcher. Doing this will get you the mission's only BOND MOVE, plus the first of three secrets. Route #2: The Stealthy Way -------------------------- The more sensible method, especially if you're on 00 Agent, is to follow the duct all the way to the end. You'll drop out into a room with an uzi. Outside are two guards and an elevator whose power you'll need to restore. SECRET 2/3: To your left are three lockers. Open the middle one to find some tripmines. Past the lockers is the large turbine room. It's filled with quite a few wandering guards, plus another guard overlooking everything from the control room window. Kill them all, utilizing the exploding barrels, and head around to the other set of stairs on the far side of the room. Through the door is a hallway with a guard at the very end. Take him out and shoot the guard around the first right hand turn as well. SECRET 3/3: If you go around the turn, enter the next room (which has two guards), and go into the next room after that (the control room). You'll find a grate which you can open with your watch laser. Crawl through and you'll find a vest on the other side. At the end of the hallway you'll find a right-hand door. Inside are two guards and the elevator power switch. Kill them, hit the switch and go back to the elevator. As the elevator descends, keep your aim towards the left, as a guard is waiting there. Kill him and switch your aim to the right to kill the other guard who runs out. Now go left, kill the guard, open the electronic door, and kill they guy in the airlock room. Now turn around and go back. More guards will have flooded the area, so kill them. Across from the elevator is a security room. Behind the locked gate in the security room is the control room switch. Open the gate with your laser and hit the switch. To the right of the elevator are some barrels. Shoot the barrels to blow up the door, and take the stairs up. At the top will be two more guards. Once you get back to the turbine room, you'll find that it has been overrun with even more guards. Quickly run down the stairs and open the door near the bottom. There's a guard and a big red button that you have to press. A good tactic is to wait in the doorway for guards to come to you. That way you're not out in the open. On the other side of the room is another door with another big red button. You'll have to press both to drain the airlock. Now go back and get the space suit. You'll lose your weapons in exchange for a laser gun, but as a tradeoff you'll regain all your health. Enter the tube and follow through it. You'll soon come to a large water-filled room with 4 astronauts. They can quickly strip you of your health on 00 Agent, so you'll have to be clever in taking them out. Peeking around the corner to snipe them is hard, since the laser gun's sight is off. The only simple guy to kill is the astronaut on the platform high above. You can slowly move out until you see just his legs and shoot him that way. When they're dead, there's another door higher up that you can exit through. Your next challenge is four sets of lasers that will instantly kill you if you touch them. They flicker on and off, so you'll have to swim through each one quickly. The first set of lasers is the hardest, because you have to swim vertically. For the other three, stand as close to them as possible before making your move. If you're having trouble, save often. Once through, follow the tube to your last challenge. BOSS - ROOK: This battle is a bit confusing, as several odd things could happen. For starters, Rook could either blast upwards or start firing at you. If he blasts upwards it'll be harder for you, since you'll have to go out into the room to get him. If he starts the battle by firing at you, you can shoot back at him from the safety of the tube. If you do go out, stay on the platforms, or you'll be sucked down towards the fan and the fight will become all the more difficult. Other than that, just aim for his head. He's not very accurate, so you can stay still most of the time. Sometimes, halfway through the fight, the top grating will start descending to crush you both. You'll have to hurry and finish off Rook if this happens. Other times Rook just dies without the grate having to descend. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.6: High Treason =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Destroy the Phoenix Transport Vans o Escape the tower alive o Cripple the Phoenix computer network o Destroy the servers in the server room o Destroy the servers on the accounting floor o Find and acquire the explosive charges BOND MOVES: 2 SECRETS : 2 Detailed walkthrough coming soon. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.7: Island Getaway =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Find and rescue Alura o Gain entry into the caves o Gain entry into the island base o Locate and acquire explosives o Place explosives beneath missile gantry o Plant Q-Worm into missile launch computer o Locate electronic counter measure (ECM) buildings o Disable all electronic counter measures (ECM) o Reach Drake's island base o Plant explosives on all bridge supports BOND MOVES: 3 SECRETS : 4 Detailed walkthrough coming soon. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.8: Zero Minus =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Breach the security perimeter of missile decommissioning facility o Obtain photographic evidence of missile reassembly o Disable active missile silos o Find and capture Drake o Infiltrate Shuttle Bay o Escape From Blast Pit o Stop Kiko from Boarding the Shuttle BOND MOVES: 1 SECRETS : 1 Detailed walkthrough coming soon. =============================================================================== SECTION 6.9: Reentry =============================================================================== OBJECTIVES: o Find and disarm nuclear missiles o Disarm Missile 1 o Disarm Missile 2 o Disarm Missile 3 o Disarm Missile 4 o Find and eliminate Drake o Find escape pod BOND MOVES: 0 SECRETS : 0 There's no armour on this level, so try to get the drop on your enemies by aiming for their heads. When you begin, open the door and kill the guard on the elevator. If you remember my speech about the laser gun, you'll remember that you have to aim above and to the left of your targets if you want to hit them. Climb the barrels on the left and jump across to the recharge station. This gives you three boosts that allow you to jump very high. Hold your Jump key to activate it, and leap to the elevator above you. The next area contains three guards. They won't shoot at you until they run to their positions, so kill them as they run. To the right is the missile chamber. In the missile chamber you'll need to open the defusals for each missile, press the two switches to open the deactivation button, and deactivate each one. Guards will shoot at you from the lookout rooms, which can be a pain. The best thing to do is to open the defusal on the first rocket and boost jump up. From there, shoot away at all the guards until they stop bothering you. Then you can concentrate on disarming the nukes. You'll have plenty of time, and if you run out of boosts, there's another recharger in the area below. When you've disarmed all four, head through the door that opens up and move into the final area. BOSS - DRAKE: Strafe to the right and shoot the guard on the left. Then strafe to the left and take out the other guard before concentrating on Drake. My best advice is to always keep firing at him. If you stop, he'll unleash balls of energy at you, which are very hard to dodge. You don't even have to constantly hit him to keep him on his toes. At the very least shoot in his general direction. Be careful of the other doors on the left and right sides of the room. They contain a few guards, who come out during the fight. You'll want to take care of them as quickly as possible, but don't take your eyes off Drake for too long. Oh, and don't stand next to the oxygen tubes. They explode, but you can use this to your advantage. After enough shots from your laser gun, Drake will die and the space station will begin to collapse. Run to the escape pod past the right-hand door. Congratulations, you've won the game! =============================================================================== SECTION 7.0: Frequently Asked Questions =============================================================================== Q: Where can I get the patch? A: The patch, which fixes some of NightFire's bugs and adds extra multiplayer levels, can be found at http://www.ea.com/eagames/official/007_nightfire/home.jsp Q: I'm having trouble controlling Bond. Any advice? A: Your best bet is to play around with the mouse sensitivity in Options. You may also want to use a lower screen resolution if the game is jerky. Q: How do I jump through an open window/onto a crate? A: In cases like these you need to perform a duck jump. As you jump, hold the duck key (the default is Ctrl). Q: What's with that extra video in the NightFire movies folder? A: If you go through the video directory, you'll notice a Mission 6 cut scene in which Bond bodychecks a guard through the glass elevator, followed by more guards planting dynamite and blowing up a chunk of the Phoenix building. It's pretty cool, but it was never used in the game, as far as I know. Q: This guard won't die when I shoot him. He just stands there. A: If this happens, a grenade should take care of him. Q: Why does my ammo count disappear? A: It's a glitch, but you can restore it by cycling to the next weapon and cycling back. This can happen when you load a saved game or enter a new area. =============================================================================== SECTION 8.0: Contact & Version History =============================================================================== You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments. If you use AIM, my screen name is DoctorScorpius. Version 0.5 - Finished the character, weapon, gadget, strategy, and FAQ sections, along with walkthroughs for missions 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9.