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                   RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN BOSS GUIDE
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    Version 1.5
    Date created: January 15, 2002
    Last updated: April 12th, 2002
    Written by Haja Maideen Abdul Hamid aka disket
    E-mail: evil_kairi@yahoo.com
    DALnet nick: disket
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Updates
    2. Introduction
    3. Boss Guide
         i.  Helga von Bulow
        ii.  Uber Soldat
       iii.  Heinrich I
    4. Reader Tips
         i. Helga von Bulow
        ii. Uber Soldat
       iii. Heinrich I
    5. Credits
    6. Legal Stuff
    
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    (1) UPDATES
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    Version 1.0 - January 15th, 2002
    ---> Started writing the boss guide. 
         The shortest of all the versions. 
         Was not submitted to any site.
    
    Version 1.1 - January 16th, 2002
    ---> Added some more details on Uber Soldat. 
         Was not posted on any site too.
    
    Version 1.2 - January 19th, 2002
    ---> Added some more details on Heinrich I and Uber Soldat. 
         Minor update on Helga. 
         Posted on GameFAQs.
    
    Version 1.3 - February 7th, 2002
    ---> Major revamp on writing style, now easier to read.
         Added Reader's Tips section.
         Added Introduction section.
         Added Updates section.
    
    Version 1.33 - February 26th, 2002
    ---> Updated Reader's Tips section.
         Updated site list.
         Minor updates in some sections.
    
    Version 1.4 - March 25th, 2002
    ---> Updated Reader's Tips section.
    
    Version 1.4 - April 12th, 2002
    ---> Updated Reader's Tips section.
    
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    (2) INTRODUCTION
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    Return to Castle Wolfenstein is the long-awaited sequel to the game 
    that was widely recognized as the grand-daddy of all FPS (First Person 
    Shooter) games, Wolfenstein 3D. In the game, you play as agent B.J. 
    Blazkowicz and you get the chance to blow up everything from Nazis and 
    zombies to robot soldiers and babes in tight leather. In short. this 
    game is excellent.
    
    This FAQ provides the reader with in-depth strategy and tactics on how 
    to take out the three main bosses in the game, namely Helga von Bulow, 
    the Uber Soldat and Heinrich I. Apart from these, I'd be glad to answer 
    any questions from readers regarding anything other than how to beat 
    the bosses in a new section that I will add in the future.
    
    This is the very first time I've written a FAQ for a game and I hope 
    everyone who is reading this find it useful. I am not a pro in video 
    games and I am still a newbie to FPS. The guide is quite short but oh 
    well, at least some people have found it very useful. You can send me 
    any critics, tips, suggestions or whatever to <evil_kairi@yahoo.com>
    
    Now, on to the guide. Happy fragging!
    
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    (3) BOSS GUIDE
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    i.
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     |FIRST BOSS = HELGA von BULOW|
     |    Mission 2 - Part 4      |
     |____________________________|
    
    
    This one's pretty hard if you don't have enough ammunition early in the 
    game, so stock up on those before entering the level and with those 
    given to you just before the boss fight.
    
    While you walk at the sides, the floor will break revealing zombies, 
    and there are MANY of them. Kill as many as you can before going to the 
    other side. When you get there, Helga will appear with more zombies. 
    Just circle-strafe around her with everything you've got. Watch out for 
    the flying skulls, if they hit you, you'll be temporarily blinded.
    
    You have to be very careful not to waste your ammunition as this boss 
    comes pretty early in the game and you don't have any good weapons yet. 
    You just can't afford to run out of bullets when Helga is about to die. 
    Keep firing the MP40 towards Helga's head while watching out for the 
    flying skulls.
    
    When your health becomes low, run back to where you started for more 
    health and ammo. Helga won't follow you past the broken wall. After 
    beating her, just proceed to the exit.
    
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    ii. 
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    |SECOND BOSS = UBER SOLDAT|
    |   Mission 5 - Part 3    |
    |_________________________|
    
    
    Man, did I have a hard time figuring out how to beat this guy. There 
    are two ways of beating him. The first one is a tip from my friend and 
    the second is the one I used. With both ways, make sure you got full 
    health and preferably full armor before entering the fight.
    
    FIRST WAY - Just after Deathshed's short speech, crouch immediately 
    while pressing backwards (S). Use the Mauser Rifle to shoot the boss's 
    head, his helmet will fall off. You should continue shooting until his 
    body armor are worn out too, then take out your Venom Gun and shoot 
    like hell killing him.
    NOTE - This way was not confirmed to work as I have yet to succeed in 
    using this way. But one of the readers of this FAQ has verified that 
    this works too. A big shout out for Freddie! You can read what he said 
    at the Reader's Tip section.
    
    
    OR you can use the one I used to beat him here
    
    
    SECOND WAY - As soon as the cut scene with Deathshed is over, jump 
    downstairs as quickly as you can and head to the little room on your 
    right. Use it as your cover, the glass is bullet-proof and the Uber-
    Soldat's Tesla and Panzerfaust firings cannot penetrate through it. You 
    have to get out of there to shoot him and go back inside the room as 
    quickly as you can. I recommend using the Panzerfaust first. This 
    should wear out his armor with about 3 shots. After that, use Venom to 
    stop the weakened so-called Super Soldier.
    
    Take note though, DO NOT IGNORE the scientists who are shooting you 
    from upstairs, taking down whenever you can would make your job a whole 
    lot easier because although they only use the Luger, you'll get wasted 
    in no time, trust me.
    Also, if you run low on health, dash for the health packs at the back 
    and back to the little room.
    
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    iii.
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    |FINAL BOSS = HEINRICH I|
    |  Mission 7 - Part 3   |
    |_______________________|
    
    
    Once again, make sure you stock up on your health, armor and ammunition 
    before facing this monster. You won't get armor before the fight, so 
    just remember not to get hit very much in the levels before this.
    
    This battle is going to be hard if you don't have enough ammunition, 
    just circle-strafe around Heinrich with the Tesla gun, it will hit him 
    AND the zombies around him. Plus, you don't have to worry about where 
    you're aiming your gun. When you're shooting, always make sure that the 
    tesla you're shooting always hits Heinrich, and if you could, try to 
    get it to hit Heinrich and his minions. The more you hit at the same 
    time, the better. ALWAYS, keep your distance from Heinrich. He would 
    constantly swing his sword to the ground that would make rocks fly all 
    over and hit you. If you're close enough when he does that, you will 
    bounce towards him, and that means serious trouble. One swing from his 
    sword hits you, it will claim more than half of your health.
    
    When your Tesla ammo runs out, quickly switch to the Panzerfaust and 
    hit Heinrich with all the rockets you have. After that, switch to your 
    Venom gun and blast off. When it gets too hot, switch to the 
    Flamethrower and then use a clip of the Paratrooper Rifle. Finally 
    switch back to the Venom gun; it should be cool enough for you to 
    finish off Heinrich. Hopefully, he'd die before you run out ammunition. 
    If he doesn't, take out the next best weapon you have and waste him. 
    Actually, he should be dead while you were using the Venom, but just in 
    case.
    
    Take note though that after your Tesla ammo runs out, you'd have to be 
    extra careful when shooting the zombies that are holding shields with 
    the Venom. This will be VERY dangerous if you don't aim carefully when 
    shooting them as the shields bounce back the bullets that you are 
    shooting. So, you have to aim at their heads or strafe around them and 
    aim at their bodies. Also watch out for the flying skulls, you'll be 
    temporarily blinded if they hit you.
    
    However you beat him, be proud of yourself and enjoy the cut scene that 
    follows because you just beat one of the beat games ever made.
    
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    (4) READER'S TIPS
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    i.
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     |FIRST BOSS = HELGA von BULOW|
     |____________________________|
    
    ---> From Macewind <macewind@yahoo.com>
    
    Helga can easily be beaten by running back down the trench you enter 
    the level from. Then simply run forward, lure her to follow you and
    drop down the trench whilst firing. She'll turn back and walk into the 
    center again without firing. Keep doing this until she dies.
    
    ---> John DeVol <jdhusker7@hotmail.com>
    
    First of all, you go around and kill ALL the undead peoples. You then go 
    visit the gate that she's behind and lure her out. She comes out on her 
    own as soon as she sees you. You go back to your little area and wait 
    for her protected because she can't get through. After a little while 
    she will be pretty close. Take out your grenades and you better have 15. 
    All you do is throw them at her and run back over and over and over. Just 
    aim a little high. Not too high, just at her chest.
    
    ii. 
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     |SECOND BOSS = UBER SOLDAT|
     |_________________________|
    
    ---> From Freddie
    Your first suggestion for beating the UBER SOLDAT works. The first few 
    rounds were pretty frustrating until I stumbled in to 
    what you wrote. From where you are at the start of the duel, the super 
    soldier will step back after a few rounds thrown at you. Obviously your 
    health should as such to absorb a few hits.When the super soldier steps 
    back, infront of the door where he came out from, start shooting the 
    robot with the sniper rifle and aim for the head. The super soldier 
    will not fire anymore! Just keep on shooting and be mindful of the 
    scientists that will occassionally come out and shoot at you as well. 
    Pause to shoot at these as well then continue on shooting at the Super 
    Soldier. I managed to defeat the super soldier by just using the sniper 
    rifle.
    
    ---> From Lightning <Lightning@Lightspeed.cx>
    
    The method for ducking and sniping works but an important part was left 
    out, you must move to the left or right side along the wall. Once the 
    railing on the sides of the extended portion of the platform is between 
    you and Uber Soldat, it will try to walk backwards and continue trying 
    to be able to get into range to shoot you. As a result, it never shoots 
    at you. I ducked the whole time so I don't know what it would do if you 
    stood up.
    
    ---> From Rockn-Roll <StevenEdwardWood@cs.com>
    
    I approached this as I do most bosses, keep moving and duck after 
    firing. You are right to keep an eye on the scientists cause they do 
    some damage with their Lugers. I also found that exploding the tanks 
    when the uber soldier was near them helped out a lot, they are worth 
    like about 5 Panzerfausts or something like that.
    
    ---> FiresDestiny <firesdstny@hotmail.com>
    
    I was kinda lost fighting this guy (i didn't notice the little room 
    down below. So instead after Deathshed finished his spiel, I fired one 
    Panzerfaust into the super soldier and then ran to the right behind 
    that little lab that Deathshed is in. I jumped up on the rail with the 
    Venom out and started it spinning. As soon as the Super soldier came 
    around the corner, I just unloaded point blank into his head/upper 
    torso. Plus being behind that lab I didn't have to worry about the 
    scientists at all. After killing the Super Soldier, I just took them 
    down with the Mauser.
    
    ---> William Chau <wchau72@hotmail.com>
    
    Immediately after the cut scene with Deathshed is over, jump downstairs
    as quickly as you can and head towards the little room on your right.
    Use it as your cover, the glass is bullet-proof and the Uber-Soldat's
    Tesla and Panzerfaust firings cannot penetrate through it. As you look
    out the glass window, wait till Ulber moves pass your front towards the
    left entrance of the room. At this juncture (timing is critical), dash
    through the right entrance towards the health packs, jump up to the first
    health pack on the bench and crouch. At this angle, your position will be
    aligned directly against where Ulber is standing, with the wall of the
    room in BETWEEN YOU BOTH! Ulber will be standing still, not knowing where
    you are (maybe the wall is blocking his view) or undecided as to which
    direction to take (left or right). Take out your muscle rifle and shoot
    at his arm (you should be able to see only his arm, swinging up and down
    at this angle). Similarly, the scientists upstairs will not be able to
    detect you.
    
    ---> Shahar <shahar100@hotmail.com>
    
    I have a new way of killing the second boss, I think it's easier than 
    all the other ways. You need full health to do it. When the fight against 
    him starts, run directly to him while using the Venom, and stand as close 
    as you can to it. Apparently the Tesla gun isn't so dangerous when you're 
    too close. He will die fast, and you can kill the scientists with the 
    Mauser.
    *Author's Note: Anyone who succeeded in doing this, please tell me.
    
    ---> <Nicknot15@aol.com>
    
    When fighting the 'Super Soldier' when you are in the little room at the 
    bottom with the bullet proof glass. The Super Soldier will be patroling 
    up and down the other side of the glass trying to get to you but for some 
    reason if you run up the machines up against the glass he stops moving and 
    looks around. If you then get down again you can pop out and get the first 
    shot at him before he sees you are their. Repeat this process and you can 
    kill him without losing a drop of health. It is tricky and a bit 
    repetative but if you are going for perfection or are having trouble with 
    the other techniques give it a try.
    
    ---> Lord Rat <dawnnrat@cox.net>
    
    I just beat it on ‘I am Death Incarnate’ and found that the only way *I* 
    was able to beat the Super Soldier boss was to jump off the rail to the 
    left, keeping the pole between me and him. As he got to the front of the 
    pole, I blew the tanks right next to him, then jumped on the left table 
    for the flak jacket and the helmet. Then, I circle strafed around both 
    the pole and him, keeping the pole where I could duck behind it. When 
    scientists came running out, I would quickly switch to the flame thrower 
    and blast the bottom of the shelf, thus killing them without the need to 
    really aim, then switch back to me venom to keep nailing the super 
    soldier.
    
    Between the venom and the Panzer, he died relatively quickly and I still 
    had 50 life.
    
    ---> LOOPUSTHEFLYING DOG <loopustheflyingdog@hotmail.com>
    
    On the uber-soldier a good tactic to use is to give him a quick blast 
    with the panzerfaust, then run like a bat outta hell to the place with 
    the armour then to the place with the health, jump on the table with the 
    health packs and save. Then strafe and fire the **** outta him with the 
    Panzerfaust, retreat before he hits you. You should NEVER get a direct 
    hit with the Panzerfaust this way, when you run out of ammo fire with 
    the Venom, but get the rotor started before firing, also a good way to 
    kill the engineers.
    
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     |FINAL BOSS = HEINRICH I|
     |_______________________|
    
    ---> From Elise Cisneros <ecisneros@mediaone.net>
    
    The way I defeated Helga von Bulow was to run around the pylons keeping 
    helga on the other side.  When the skulls shoot out, run around the 
    pylon.  The skulls dont go around and follow you.  It took me SEVERAL 
    tries before I figured this one out.
    
    ---> From Tony <iaretony@hotmail.com>
    
    When you first see Heinrich, he is REALLY far away, and really tiny. 
    One trick that I used was firing my Panzerfaust as I ran to fight him. 
    That way, before I was even in his range I had already smacked him with 
    at least 2 rockets. Circle strafing is the key. After I  ran out of 
    rockets (I hit him with 4 I think), I switched to the Flamethrower, 
    emptied that  and used the Venom on  him till it overheated, then I 
    switched to Tesla, and that killed him.  It's important to save up your 
    ammo.
    
    ---> Rockn-Roll <StevenEdwardWood@cs.com>
    
    I took out the girl right away with the Tesla, a few of the others went 
    with her.  Take note that if you step off the platform you will be 
    attacked by ghosts flying in from outside the map, so STAY ON THE 
    PLATFORM. I mostly ignored the other enemies and concentrated on 
    Heinrich because even if you kill one then Heinrich somehow calls one 
    up from hell, or at least from the ground in the center where he came 
    from.
    
    After using up the tesla and Panzerfaust on Heinrich I switched to the 
    Mauser and would run to the other end of the platform and snipe in on 
    Heinrich and get about 2 or three shots at his head. Then, I would 
    sprint (speed key) away from him before he started to run up to me. It 
    doesn't take but about 50 rounds of head shots and upper body shots from 
    the Mauser to take him out, then I finished off the shield and sword 
    warriors with my knife.
    
    ---> FiresDestiny <firesdstny@hotmail.com>
    
    Basically just circle-strafe and avoid the skeletons. Kill the zombie 
    woman first. Then while you're Tesla-ing Heinrich to get in some extra 
    damage whenever he does the raise the spirits thing he does three raise 
    motions. Run up next to him and kick him. You should be able to get one 
    more kick in than he has raise motions before he's ready to go in. Also 
    pretty much anytime he swings his sword or stomps on the ground you have 
    a second or two to run up and give him another swift kick. Not only is 
    beating him in this way still fun, it's also quite amusing that you can 
    actually kick the big baddy of the game.  Another fun thing that just 
    sort of randomly happened while i was fighting was when i kicked the 
    zombie woman, that must've been the last bit of health she had because 
    she exploded.
    
    ---> Lou <primus@siam.org>
    
    Not exactly a tip, but a funny thing that happened on the last level. 
    I'm in the tunnel and  looking out at Heinrich I and his undead minions. 
    Of course, they spot me and make their way toward me. I waiteed where 
    they can't see me, but of course when they do round the corner,  all hell 
    breaks loose. In sheer terror, I bolt out of the cave and run straight 
    for the extra ammo and health. After I power up, I notice that, well, I'm 
    still alive and  nothing is coming after me. It takes me a while to 
    realize that the cave-in (that was triggered when I left the cave, and 
    which is supposed to prevent the unlucky player from  hiding from Heinrich 
    et al.) has trapped EVERYONE inside the cave! Unfortunately, they are 
    impervious to anything I can throw at them, including grenades, which just 
    bounce back  toward me. So finishing the level from here was quite 
    impossible. I was thinking, however, if there was a way to trap everyone 
    except Heinrich inside, maybe it would make killing him  a whole lot 
    easier. But I'm sure that duplicating that first accident is much tougher 
    than it sounds.
    *Author's Note: Anyone who succeeded in doing this, please tell me.
    
    ---> William Chau <wchau72@hotmail.com>
    
    When you first see Heinrich after exiting the door to the open field
    entrance, he is REALLY far away, and really tiny. Don't enter the open
    field. Instead, take out your Mauder rifle and kill the girl. The rest
    of the pack, the undeads and Heinrich will be closing-in fast at this
    time. Dash back through the door and wait. Once you're sure there aren't
    any homing skulls , go back out through the door around the corner to
    check Heinrich's position. Again, don't enter the open field. If he's
    still far away, you'll have to LURE him towards the open field entrance.
    Use the same technique, shoot at him and dash back through the door. Once
    Heinrich is at the open field entrance, bolt out of the cave (sprint!)
    PASS Heinrich into the open field. There will be a cave-in at the
    entrance, and if the position is right, the rocks actually CRUSH HEINRICH
    TO DEATH!
    *Author's Note: I have tried to do this many times but failed. The flying
                    skulls come into the room and kill me even before Heinrich
                    is inside it. D. R. Angel has verified this but with his 
                    own style below.
    
    ---> D. R. Angel <drangel@twave.net>
    
    My soulution is similar to that of William Chau, mentioned on the Boss
    guide, except that it's far easier. In fact, I found this boss to be
    the easiest to kill of all the bad guys in the game.
    
    As you know there is a small cave just before the open area where
    Heinrich is. When you first open the wooden door that leads to this
    cave run straight to the far wall then into the corner on the right and
    turn to face the cave opening.  You should see a boulder hanging from a
    rope, in the distance, and a spotlight to the right of the cave
    opening. Wait here with Tesla in hand and fire when the zombies show
    up.  Keep firing until Heinrich stands in the cave opening, and the
    zombies in the opening are dead, then run out past him, while still
    firing the Tesla. This causes a cave in and crushes Heinrich.
    
    Now avoid the remaining zombies until Heinrich yells out and dies,
    ending the game. It only takes one weapon and about 15 seconds to finish 
    the game.
    Note:  As you pass through the wooden door and across the cave, DO NOT
    pause to look out. If you do then Heinrich will send the ghosts which
    will quickly kill you. Just run straight to the far wall and backup to
    the corner. The bad guys will come for you soon enough.
    
    The last time I did this I did not lose ANY health or armor and it only
    takes about 80 on the Tesla. I've repeated this at least 10 times: 5 times 
    pausing to look out, in which case the ghosts killed me each time; and 5 
    times not pausing to look out, in which case I won easily.
    
    ---> LOOPUSTHEFLYING DOG <loopustheflyingdog@hotmail.com>
    
    Keep in the centre area and use the telsa to off the woman (if she falls 
    shoot her with the paratrooper rifle) (no skulls unless you go out near 
    the edge), then use up all your Venom ammo on Heinrich then Telsa the 
    heck outta him.
    
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    Please send me any other ways of how to beat the bosses in this game; I 
    will add them to my later revisions of this guide.
    
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    (5) CREDITS
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    Firstly, kudos to id Software and Gray Matter for making this wonderful 
    game! Without them, this FAQ won't exist :). GameFAQs and all the other 
    sites for posting this FAQ on their site. A big thank you to those who 
    have emailed me saying thanks and most of all to those who submitted 
    tips to me because that's what makes this FAQ more complete. Finally, 
    to YOU for reading this!
    
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    (6) LEGAL STUFF
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    You can post this guide at your website, given that you ask me first
    and tell me the site's address so I could take a look and PLEASE do not
    alter the guide in any way. Do not republish or use any part of this
    document in any form without my consent.
    
    This FAQ is supposed to be in the following websites only, if you found
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    You can always get the most updated version of this guide at GameFAQs.
    
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein is (c)2001 id Software
    This document is (c)2002 Haja Maideen Abdul Hamid.
    
    Any further questions, comments, critics, suggestions, additional info 
    or anything associated with Return to Castle Wolfenstein should be sent 
    to <evil_kairi@yahoo.com> with the subject "RtCW Boss".
    
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