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                         Resident Evil 2/Biohazard 2
                    Leon S. Kennedy Scenario 2 Speed Guide
                       For the Sony PlayStation Console
                    Compiled by Mark Kim (Vesther Fauransy)
                                Version 0.4.1
                               Text Build 2554
              Date of Completion: January 1, 2000 (No time given)
            Date of Public Release: January 1, 2000 (No time given)
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    June 1, 1998
    To show further appreciation in playing Resident Evil 2, I have created a
    totally brief Leon Scenario 2 Speed Guide strictly for use with Experts.
    June 10, 1998
    I had to update the warning just before the final battle against Tyrant,
    the Naked Zombies, and William Birkin because as I figured out, you need
    not use the Shotgun if you have 16 Magnum Bullets and upgraded to the
    Custom Magnum nearing the end of the game.  Also, I may have touched up
    the areas in order to include my recommendation that you shouldn't save
    at all.  Also keep in mind that you can only get the Infinite Weapons
    once.  Also, I have stated a benefit of playing as Ada during her
    July 5, 1998
    I have a new domain registered with the InterNIC!  Start checking your
    bookmarks now if you have not done so lately.  I'm also enforcing my
    own anti-laming policy in this FAQ as well.  Also, I may have suggested
    a few pet peeves depending how appropriate it is.
    October 29, 1998
    First Update in quite a while.  There are some pretty pain-in-the-@$$
    sections that are not described in this document, and I realize that the
    most rewarding game for the Second Scenario would not to be saving at all.
    I removed all saving points for the interest of handing out the Gatling
    Gun, which you should try to use only if you want some fun.  I found out
    from a recent e-mail from Brandon Dennis that Speed-minded games can really
    bore players to death, so if you are able to get an A ranking for the first
    two scenarios (provided that you do have the Gatling Gun, Machine Gun,
    Rocket Launcher, and Hunk in your Memory Card), then go ahead and spend 6
    hours playing it (though this will hurt your ranking).  If for any reason
    I have to go in-depth with a harsh puzzle, then I will state that reason,
    but keep in mind that I want to be as brief as I can.  The Entrance to the
    Power Room is what really bothered one person who e-mailed me with regards
    to Resident Evil 2.
    May 17, 1999
    Use of Vesther Fauransy Pseudonym begins.  Document updated to take
    advantage of the new Mark Kim FAQ Writing Interface.
    July 11, 1999
    Many things have happened in the world of Survival Horror.  I've been
    reading a lot of speed guides to see how I can benefit from playing
    speed games in Resident Evil 2, and even the first Resident Evil.  I
    thought that what I can do from the documents written by Jim Irwin and
    Brandon Dennis would place me into gear.
    However, with the recent arrival of Vincent Merken's Leon Scenario 1
    95 Minute File, there seems to be some unnecessary stuff that I need
    to take away from this file.  Still, I'll try to make this file friendly
    for Beginner Speedsters to use.  However, just expect more optional
    areas from this update, as I have caught several unnecessary areas
    from playing Leon's Second Scenario already.
    Rushing to the Police Station without grabbing any items (You will get
    the Brad Vickers Zombie this way), avoiding the need for the Weapons
    Storage at the Basement, and avoiding any unnecessary pickups (i.e.
    Extra Ammo at the Control Room Basement).  Also, throughout Leon's
    Second Scenario, the Shotgun should be the creme de la creme for
    Zombie-Killing.  You really don't need the Handgun at all for this
    Also, if you can practice slipping right through the zombie's fingers
    for about 80% of the time (Leon faces more monsters than Claire does),
    then you should also notice a major speed gain.  Overall, your goal
    should be 1:45 or better (but keep in mind that Leon can only do 95
    minutes in his First Scenario.  Claire will have to allow at least
    two hours for her scenarios, but hardcore Claire Players will be able
    to get through her scenarios in 1:45).
    Also, I have fixed a lot of things ever since I've first released this
    file to the public.  Lots of bug busts have taken place from my 35 File
    Experience.  You may have to re-read this document since it's been
    Enough ranting.  Let's get onto it!
    July 12, 1999
    Some minor bug swats.  No major updates today.
    -  Newsflash
    -  What you need to know
    -  Guidelines
    -  Items for Leon
    -  The Body of this FAQ
    -  What items to avoid
    -  Special Items and Characters
    -  How to mirror this FAQ or send a new version to GameFAQs.com
    -  Resources of this FAQ
    -  Credits
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    Recently, Dan Birlew has released a "Plot Analysis" for use with BOTH
    Resident Evil games for the PlayStation, and the upcoming Biohazard
    Code Veronica and Biohazard Nemesis.  Much of the reason why I wrote
    guides ONLY for Claire's story is because Resident Evil is supposed to
    be a story about the Redfield family trying to prove the guilt of the
    conglomerate Umbrella Corporation whilst trying to survive the undead
    that lurks within.
    I agree with Dan Birlew on his position in regards about Resident Evil
    2.  Claire's story makes more sense.  Play Claire's story to see why
    I agree with Dan.
    About Resident Evil Nemesis, it is basically only a trailer to Resident
    Evil 2, basically telling the story about how Jill Valentine was forced
    to stay away from Raccoon City once and for all, how Brad Vickers got
    infected, and how the events of Resident Evil 2 came about.  It takes
    place one full day before Resident Evil 2 in other words.
    Since I'm targeting this one as a speed guide and not a walkthrough, it
    is highly recommended that you spend some time going through Leon's
    Scenario 2 before you even try to read this document.  For those of you
    who want a walkthrough, you need to go to http://www.gamefaqs.com, type
    in "Resident Evil 2" on the Search Text Box, click on the appropriate
    Resident Evil 2 Link, and locate Brandon Dennis's Leon Scenario 2 Speed
    Guide and Walkthrough.
    Like I have said in the "History of this FAQ", there have been a lot of
    things that have changed in the world of Survival Horror.  A confirmation
    from Vincent Merken have rang the bell for people to try to get the
    Rocket Launcher in only 95 minutes for Leon's First Scenario.
    Please remember that Leon can ONLY get 95 minutes by reading Vincent
    Merken's 95-Minute Guide for Leon's First Scenario.  Since you've
    finished up the first scenario as Claire, it's time for you to play
    the game as Leon.  My primary focus is to help you get the Gatling
    Gun in under 1:45.  In order to help you do this, I have stated more
    optional areas than the earlier versions of this document.  You don't
    need to go inside an optional area unless you are short on ammo.  More
    on this later.
    I have already identified plenty of areas that will ONLY add up some
    time.  By the time I first written this guide, I was only a beginner to
    speed-survival.  Now I'm about 15-20 minutes faster than what I was
    one year ago.
    Even for beginners, you DEFINITELY need to take the risk of running
    your PlayStation for more than 2 hours because YOU WILL NOT SAVE AT
    ALL.  Also, you will be encouraged to skip a lot of optional areas
    since it only adds time to your performance.  For advanced players,
    this should be all cake since you've mastered the art of 1:45 back
    in Claire's first scenario.
    Also, there are some risks that you need to take if you want to achieve
    1:45 Leon Scenario 2 Missions (i.e. less Shotgun and Magnum Ammo, et.
    * It is strongly recommended that you read through this over and over
      again.  If you need to start a Speed Game, practice on the EASY mode
      first before going onto NORMAL mode.  This guide assumes that you are
      on the NORMAL mode.  Since I won't mention any Save Locations at all
      (as much as Brandon Dennis wants you to get the Gatling Gun, I WANT YOU
      TO DO SO AS WELL), you will need to make sure that your latest practice
      speed game in Easy Mode rings up 1:45 or less for Leon's Second
      Scenario before trying your luck in Normal Mode.  The Normal Mode is
      definitely the creme de la creme for this document.
    * Don't bother with the First Aid Sprays.  If you even use a single First
      Aid Spray, then you will receive a lower rank.  You shouldn't be able
      to use them.  The goal to get Rank A is to heal yourself "The Hard Way".
    * Herbs are acceptable.  Three Green Herbs provide as much healing power
      as a First Aid Spray.  Combining a Red, Green, and a Blue Herb has more
      healing power than a Triple Green Herb or a First Aid Spray.  Save your
      Superherbs (Red, Green, and Blue) for the last.
    * I WILL GIVE YOU NO SAVES AT ALL since my primary focus is to help you
      grab the Gatling Gun in under 2 hours, possibly 1:45.  Even for a
      beginner, just pretend that Ink Ribbons do not exist.  Advanced and
      Expert Players will probably do 1:45, but a Beginner may need to allow
      2 hours for this one.  Since you will not be saving at all, you will
      DEFINITELY need to rest up your PlayStation for at least 30-60 minutes
      before trying to get the Gatling Gun.
    * The only time you need to kill Zombies or whatever is whenever the
      corridor is too narrow, or if there's too many of them.  Skillful
      swerving and maneuvering will help you ignore the Zombies unscathed,
      though the Zombies have much better reach than in the first Resident
    * The best way to deal with a Zombie is to aim the nozzle of the Shotgun
      at their heads at close-range, and let the Zombie have it!  If you are
      lucky enough, then several Zombies will have their heads blown off with
      one shell.  Another Vincent Merken first.  Neat.
    * Side areas often lead to extra ammo and will appeal to Beginners.
      However, the only time you need to go inside a Side Area is when you
      are running short of Ammo.  YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THAT IF YOU DO HAVE
    * Notice that I have omitted certain parts of the mission for the interest
      of saving you time.  Whenever possible, I will tell you what's risky to
      blow or not.  For Advanced Players, you probably don't need that much
      ammo but a Beginner may need lots of ammo in order to do so.  In this
      speed guide, you probably only need 118 Hand Gun Bullets, 18 Bow Gun
      Shots (I hate the Bow Gun because its efficiency leaves a lot to be
      desired), and 24-30 Grenades (depending on skill).  You may need to pick
      up all Acid and Fire Shot Packs, but if you think you can handle this
      mission with fewer Acid and Fire Shots, then feel free to do so.
    * Ignore all the files as they are only time-wasters to my taste.
    * Plan on any events that you will undergo in RE2 ahead of time as it's
      easy to get lost here.  Remember the less you goof-up (and the less you
      spend in unnecessary events), the faster you will be.
    * With regards to the Memory Card, I recommend that you make at least
      one block for these following start scenarios:  Leon 1st, Leon 2nd,
      Claire 1st, Claire 2nd, Hunk, and Tofu.
    * Prizes and extra characters are only available on Normal Mode, so keep
      that in mind.
    * For a beginner, it's quite a risk to omit any ammo pick-ups but for
      Advanced Players, it's OK to omit unnecessary "things" since you've
      gotten a lot better in the game.  Beginners will miss a chance to
      extend some precious ammo, but for Advanced Players, skipping side
      areas also mean some major Time Gains as well.
    * Lickers can be killed either by using the Shotgun or the Magnum.
      Later on, when you upgrade to the Custom Shotgun (I highly recommend
      upgrading to the Custom Shotgun but you can beat the game by not
      upgrading your shotgun at all, which is quite a risk), then you can
      slam several lickers as surprisingly long range.
    * Save your Magnum bullets exclusively for Tyrant and William Birkin.
      The Shotgun is too few and weak to nail them.  The more Magnum
      rounds you save for these two cheap bosses, the better your chances
      of survival.
      off the heads of the Zombies, aim the Shotgun Nozzle DIRECTLY at the
      Zombie's heads.  This provides as much fun as using the Magnum, but
      with better economy.  Special thanks goes to Vincent Merken for the
      Shotgun Tip.
    * Be sure that you keep a spare Triple Herb (or Superherb) handy and
      check your health often.  Make sure that Leon's hand isn't grabbing
      his stomach at all.  If this is so, DON'T USE A HEALTH SPRAY but
      use the Superherb or Tripleherb.  You can use weaker herbs, but
      they may not recover Leon back to fine.  The key to speed playing
      is to keep Leon in mint condition at all costs, so always have a
      spare Tripleherb or Superherb handy.
    * During an Ada quest you can fire faster than Leon--a great benefit
      to have whenever you're taking on the zombies.  Even though it's
      only a sub-quest, you must keep Ada in good condition at all times.
      The game ends if Ada dies under the hands of the Zombies or if Ada
      gets grabbed by the bees for too long.
    * I e-mailed Jim Irwin with regards about the Flamethrower.  I found
      out that the Flamethrower won't reduce your rank at all.  It's good
      because I'm assuming that there are scrubs who can't beat up these
      darn plants with the Custom Shotgun at all.  If you elect to kill
      the Plants with the Custom Shotgun, keep in mind that their corpse
      can hurt you, so walk with caution.
    * Although getting the Flamethrower won't reduce your rank, it wastes
      time. I suggest that you park the Flamethrower and use the Custom
      Shotgun to off the Plants instead.  It's better to beat the game in
      under 2 hours instead of having to waste too much time to get the
      Flamethrower instead!  I'd rather use the extra space to store Herbs
    * If you have found the Vickers Zombie earlier on at Claire's Scenario,
      then you can go to the same place right after you get the Shotgun at
      the Hall of the Police Station.  I'd rather skip getting the Special
      Key this time because it takes too much time for the effort of having
      to get the Special Key, plus the benefits of the alternate uniforms
      are rather unrewarding.  I'd rather have you beat the game in under 2
      hours sharp rather than going for the "cha-chi" during any time of
      the scenario.
    * When you off Tyrant, you will be given a chance to loot him for
      some ammo.  You will be given a choice whether to loot Tyrant or not.
      If you choose to run away from Tyrant, then no big deal, but remember
      choosing to run away from Tyrant also means missing a chance to extend
      your ammo.  I'll tell you for the least what to do whenever you face
      Tyrant from this update on.
    * If for any reason this guide won't get you through in under 2 hours
      or even the 1:45 quota, then make any necessary adjustments until
      you succeed.
    Good for close-up attacks but not as protective as a Firearm.  Forget
    using this weapon since it's pretty much useless.
    Hand Gun
    Weakest weapon available for Leon, but a lot more protective.  Leon's
    handgun is weaker than Claire's but it holds 18 bullets instead of 13.
    You virtually don't need the Handgun at all since the Shotgun will be
    your main weapon in this scenario.
    Hand Gun Bullets
    Weakest bullets in the game for use with the 18-shot.  Each box you
    grab is usually worth 15 bullets, and a few are worth 30 bullets.
    Like I said, you REALLY DON'T NEED Hand Gun Bullets or the Hand Gun
    to beat this Scenario.
    Hand Gun Parts
    Parts for the Handgun.  Used to upgrade to the Custom Handgun.  Try
    to wait until you run out because you will get a free reload whenever
    you upgrade.  Free Reloads are nice because they more than make up for
    the side areas that you might have skipped.  You seldomly need them
    because you're not going to be using the Hand Gun in this scenario
    AT ALL.
    The Remington M1100 is a lot shorter than typical Remingtons but has
    a cut barrel.  No worries though, this weapon kicks ass because it
    can clean the path of zombies blocking your way.  A great way to clean
    up Zombies is to get up to 3-4 steps away, aim the nozzle at the head,
    and blow the heads off with one shot!!!  Another Vincent Merken first.
    5 shells per chamber.
    Shotgun Shells
    Ten-Gauge Shells for use with the Remington Shotgun.
    Shotgun Parts
    Parts for the Shotgun.  Used to upgrade to the Custom Shotgun.  Try
    to wait until you run out because you will get a free reload whenever
    you upgrade.  Free Reloads kicks ass because it more than makes up for
    the unnecessary side areas that you might have skipped.
    Custom Shotgun
    Getting the Shotgun may add unnecessary time to your performance but
    it's worth it.  It won't lower your rank which is a good thing.  More
    powerful than the ordinary Shotgun.  Basically speaking, this is the
    Remington M1100 Full-Sized Semiautomatic.  The Longer Barrel is created
    from the Custom Shotgun Parts, and reinforces even more concentrated
    blasts than a shorter-barrelled Shotgun.  7 Shells per chamber.
    The Desert Eagle 50-Caliber Longslide Semi-Automatic.  The most
    powerful handgun Leon can get in the entire game.  Fires high-caliber
    bullets.  Only use the Magnum for the Bosses.  8 bullets in a chamber.
    Magnum Clip
    These clips contain DE50AE Bullets for use with the Desert Eagle
    50-Caliber Longslide.
    Magnum Parts
    Parts for the Magnum that is used to upgrade to the Custom Magnum.
    Custom Magnum
    Hits harder than the ordinary Magnum.  The Desert Eagle 10-millimeter
    was created with the Nozzle inserted on top of the slide.  The longer
    nozzle allows Leon to fire Magnum Bullets more powerfully.
    First Aid Sprays
    Lots of healing power.  Lowers Rank.  Forget using any of these things
    since they are BAAAAAAAAAAD for 100% of the time.  Consider them
    unnecessary pick-ups.  Even beginners can beat the game in under 2:30
    without these lamers.  Either way, it doesn't recover you from Poison
    Herbs heal you depending on how you combine them.  To tell you the truth,
    your condition should NOT be less than "Fine" as your speed decreases
    every time your condition worsens.  This is why you need to keep an herb
    or two ready just in case Leon grabs his stomach with his arm.  If you
    see Leon do so, then it's time to heal up.  Here's how you can combine
    your herbs (and know that using Herbs are acceptable):
    - One Green Herb: Recovers life only equivalent to 1/3rd of a First Aid
    - Two Green Herbs: Recovers life only equivalent to 2/3rd of a First Aid
    - Three Green Herbs: Recovers life equivalent to a First Aid Spray.
    - Blue Herb: Neutralizes Poisons.
    - One Green Herb, One Blue Herb: Recovers life only equivalent to 1/3rd
      of a First Aid Spray, but neutralizes poisons.
    - Two Green Herbs, One Blue Herb: Recovers life only equivalent to 2/3rd
      of a First Aid Spray, but neutralizes poisons.
    - One Red and Green Herb: Recovers life equivalent to a First Aid Spray,
      sometimes more.
    - One Red, Green, and Blue Herb (Superherb): The mother of Mixed Herbs.
      Recovers life equivalent to about 3-4 First Aid Sprays.  The healing
      effect of this awesome herb looks like a Rank-reducer, but IT'S STILL
      ACCEPTABLE TO USE (since you have mixed three Herbs), and that's good
      because if your condition is at Danger, then you can restore yourself
      back to FINE in no time with this one.
    Machine Gun
    Fully Automatic Firing.  Lowers Rank because this is considered cheating
    in other words.  Don't worry: Most two-slots become useless anyway.
    Serious burning power for the Scrubs and has poor range.  This won't
    lower rank, which is a good thing but adds unnecessary time to the
    Side Pack
    With the Side Pack, you can carry 10 items.  AS A GENERAL RULE, SAVE THE
    can pass both scenarios without the Side Pack (though it's quite a risk)
    but a beginner will need to have it on Scenario 2.  No big deal if you
    want to pass up the Side Pack: You just won't have enough space to carry
    the Herbs you want.
    From the area which Leon and Claire split up into two groups
    Just avoid the zombies at the street and concentrate on getting the
    Cabin Key to unlock the Cabin Door.  Get inside the Cabin, then past
    through the cabin, then go up the stairs that leads you to the Helicopter
    Wreckage Area.  Be careful of the Zombies that block your way towards
    the Helicopter Wreckage Area.
    Note: You can skip FMV's by pressing the Start Button.  You can also
    skip the announcer at the beginning by doing the same thing.  The only
    things you can't skip are the cheesey speeches and the FMV's near the
    end of the game.
    Once you get inside Crow Hall, there should be some Herbs at your front.
    Turn right, then keep on proceeding until you see the door at your left.
    No time to waste with the Crows (since killing them wastes time) so just
    slip right through their fingers and proceed into the Liaison Room.
    On your way to the Liaison Room, you will see three Herbs.  You will
    need these Herbs since you should keep a spare Tripleherb just in case
    your condition falls below FINE.  The only thing you need to do in the
    Liaison Room for now is to grab the Valve Handle Wheel.  After getting
    the Valve Handle, return back to the Outer Helicopter Wreckage and use
    the Valve Handle to extinguish the fire.  Be sure to grab the Shotgun
    Shells from the Wreckage before returning back to the Crow Hall because
    you will be using the Shotgun Shells as your primary weapon for this
    Enter the Crow Hall and skip or watch the Tyrant intro if you want.
    Ignore the Tyrant (You will need to take a hit, a reason why you need
    to keep a spare Tripleherb ready) and advance to the inner wreckage
    Skillfully slip right through the Lickers' fingers since you are not
    powerful enough yet to dispose them.  Lickers are bad news because
    they are as fast as you are when you are in FINE condition and their
    air slashes can do massive damage.  Go to the room past through the
    wreckage and grab the Blue Keycard (There are Shotgun Shells near
    the rightmost vase, so grab them since you will be abusing the Shotgun
    for this scenario).  Ignore the Licker and advance back to the Inner
    Wreckage Hall.  Skillfully slip right through the Lickers' fingers and
    onto the Waiting Hall you go.  Hopefully, you didn't suffer too much
    damage from the Lickers.  If you didn't get hit by the Lickers (be sure
    it isn't the Air Slash), then you are on your way to the Gatling Gun!
    At the Waiting Room, grab the Small Key (so that you will trade it for
    the Shotgun Shells at the Not-So-Safe Room) and go onto the Magic Box.
    Keep only the Shotgun Shells, Blue Keycard, and the Small Key.  Heal
    yourself with the Tripleherb now if you have suffered heavy damage from
    the Lickers.
    Get out of the Waiting Room 2F, and release the Emergency Ladder at the
    Main Hall 2F.  Go down the ladder and proceed to the Reception Desk.
    Grab the Shotgun before advancing to the computer.  Go to the computer
    and use the Blue Keycard.  Now let's go to the left door near the entrance
    to this precinct.
    Negotiate the Zombies and go to the locked drawer so that you can trade
    the Small Key for a box of Shotgun Shells.  Go to the Licker Hall and as
    you exit the Licker Hall, you will see an Herb at your right.  You will
    probably need the Herb since you tossed the Tripleherb at your Magic Box.
    Now go to the Twisting Corridor and as you make your way to the Briefing
    Room, you will see two Zombies.  A good way to deal with them is to just
    aim the nozzle at their heads and let them have it!  Definitely the
    Vincent Merken way of disposing Zombies since he mentioned it on his
    Leon Scenario 1 95-Minute File.
    Go inside the Briefing Room and go to the Chimney.  Use the lighter
    (Leon already has it, so don't worry about it :) ) near the Chimney and
    grab the Red Jewel.  Time to leave the Briefing Room and onto the
    leftmost staircase that leads to the Second Floor.  Climb the staircase
    and make your way to the Statue Puzzle before the hall of the STARS.
    Statue Puzzle
    When you get to the Statue Puzzle Area, you should concentrate on making
    the statues face the statue that carries the Red Jewel.  I would
    personally start by moving the bronze Statue to face the Middle Statue
    first and then the gray Statue in.  Make sure that you are moving the
    statues properly or you may have to do it all over again.
    Reason for In-Depth Coverage of the Statue Puzzle: This is a difficult
    puzzle and it will consume your time if you do not get the positioning
    out right the first time.
    After you get the Red Jewel, get inside the STARS office and get the
    Magnum near the Communications equipment.  You will need the Magnum as
    it's important like Bread and Butter.  Continue moving to the door that
    isn't locked by the Club Key anymore and you will run into Sherry Birkin.
    You will follow Sherry.  Grab the Diamond Key and the Shotgun Shells
    before coming back the way you came.  You will run into Claire on your
    way back to the STARS hall for some cheesey chit-chat.  After the speech
    ends, go back to the leftmost staircase at the first floor, unlock the
    door to the Solved Files Room, and get inside the Safe Room near the
    staircase.  Go to the Magic Box and keep only the Shotgun and Shells.
    Don't worry about keeping a spare Tripleherb because you'll find plenty
    of Herbs on your way to meet Ada Wong.  More on this later.
    Make your way to the Solved Files Room.  Be sure to grab the Shotgun
    Shells as you approach straight at the right side of you.  Unlock the
    door and into the Locker Room to get the Heart Key.  At the right of
    you there should be a Green Herb waiting for you.
    Now make your way back to the Hall on the first floor and take the right
    door near the entrance this time around.  Your main concern is the amount
    of zombies that you will encounter here.  If you want the Gatling Gun,
    then you will need to move fast in order to avoid losing health due to
    the high amount of Zombies here.  Anyway, go back to the Liaison Room,
    right into the door which leads to both the Watchman's Room (Use and
    discard the Heart Key) and the Basement (Watch out for the dog blocking
    the staircase, before the dog are two green herbs), then negotiate the
    Basement and the lower parking lot and meet up with Ada.  Once Ada
    finishes talking, push the car, into the jail cell to find Ben Bertolucci.
    Note: On your way to meet Ada, you will see plenty of herbs at the
    Stairway Hall leading to the Basement.  Forget about opening up the safe
    (in the Liaison Office) even though it contains Shotgun Shells because
    you probably have enough ammo already.  Get the herb at your extreme
    right before you even push the car with Ada because like I said, you need
    to keep a Tripleherb handy just in case you get seriously hurt.  Before
    you meet Ben, there should be a Green and Blue Herb near the open Jail
    Cell.  As long as you play the art of slipping and sliding, then you
    should be OK.  The dogs can be easily slipped right through, just don't
    expect to slip right past through the Lickers that easy.
    After talking to Ben, get the Manhole Opener and use it to go inside the
    manhole where the dogs are jailed at.  No time to waste with the Red Herb
    because the Dogs will attack you if you grab it, which wastes time.
    Negotiate the first sewer corridor, into the Chess-Operated Door Area,
    and back to the hallway where you will now play as Ada for awhile.
    Concentrate on solving the Irrigational Room Puzzle to get the Club Key
    and return back where the Ada mini-quest started.
    Note: There's definitely NO REASON to go inside the area where the Sherry
    Mini-Quest started to get the Shotgun Shells because I deem that as an
    unnecessary pick-up and it only adds extra time to your performance.  Just
    concentrate on the Club Key, Leon should have enough ammo even though
    Ada won't be able to give Leon 7 more shells.
    After the Ada Mini-Quest, pick up the Club Key.  Now go back to the
    Safe Room and only take the Shotgun, Shells, Club and Diamond Key.  At
    that safe room, there is a Blue Herb.
    Now with the Club Key on Leon's Possesion, return back to the Inner
    Basement, into the Watchman's Hallway, and inside the Watchman's room
    if you are hurting for more ammo.  BTW there is no time to waste with
    the dogs blocking your way back to the Liaison Room.  You can open up
    the Autopsy Room with the Club Key but DON'T GO INSIDE THE AUTOPSY
    ROOM because we don't need to add time just to get the Side Pack.
    Back to the Liaison Room you go, like it or not.
    Note: The following can be skipped
    Since you will be using the Shotgun and Magnum as your Meat and Potatoes,
    I recommend that you go inside the Watchman's room it has 7 more shells
    and 8 more Magnum Rounds (You are now using the Shotgun and the Shells).
    The Shotgun shells can be found at the locker while the Magnum Rounds
    can be found at the same area you got the Magnum at Leon's first scenario.
    Make your way to the Liaison Room (You can do that classic 2236 thingy if
    you want to, but you don't need to waste time with that anyway if you are
    an advanced player) and exit the Liaison Room through the double-doors,
    and make a right until you see a left door at the dead-end (There is a
    Green Herb as you walk to the dead-end).
    Make your way to the Interrogation Room and use and discard the Diamond
    Key.  Grab the Chess Plug from the shelf and just exit out of the room.
    The licker will only pop out of the Interrogation Mirror if you take the
    First Aid Spray, which is something that you don't want to grab anyway.
    Go inside the Video Room (You should be able to use and discard the Club
    Key if asked to do so) and light up the range.  Light Faucet 12 first,
    then 13, then 11 to release the Cog.  Unfortunately, Tyrant will butt
    in (Damn that bothersome fly!) so hold your ground.  Grab the Cog and
    GET OUT OF HERE FAST before Tyrant does massive damage at you.
    As we make our way out of the hall, we see Tyrant busting from Leon's
    right.  In order to save you some herbs, hug the right wall ALL THE
    WAY since Tyrant needs some time to turn around and react.  Keep hugging
    the right wall and get out walking forward, and through the door, back
    into the hall, unscathed from Tyrant despite the narrow corridor.  Tyrant
    has some weak spots, doesn't he?  Well, let's not go too hot on this yet
    since Tyrant's always smart.
    In the First Floor Hall, take the Emergency Ladder to the Second Floor
    Waiting Room.  Skillfully slip and slide past through that Licker (He's
    only as fast as you are assuming that you are on FINE Condition).  Go to
    the Magic Box and take only the Magnum, Magnum Rounds, Red Jewels, Cog,
    the Chess Plug that you recently obtained, and POSSIBLY ONE SPARE
    TRIPLEHERB AND ONE SPARE BLUE AND GREEN HERB since you may need to kill
    the lickers now.  Go back to the room where you got the Blue Keycard and
    place the Red Jewels at the statues to get the Chess Plug.  Get out of the
    room and go to the room where you found Sherry Birkin in Claire's first
    scenario.  In the box a Crank should be inside.  Grab the Crank and make
    your way back to the Second Floor Waiting Room.  However, Tyrant will
    be blocking your way and since you can't dodge Tyrant this time around
    (The corridor's too narrow), 3-4 Magnum Bullets should suffice.  After
    knocking Tyrant down, loot him so that you can extend 8 more Magnum
    Note: Since it's easy to miss, be sure that you are on Auto-Aiming Mode.
    Hopefully, your inventory is made of the Magnum, Magnum Rounds, Crank,
    Cog, two Chess Plugs, and a blue-and-green Herb.  You probably used up one
    Tripleherb due to the effort of killing the Lickers.  Believe it or not,
    the Lickers at the inner Wreckage Hall can be dodged with skill and wit
    with minimal damage!!!  Just avoid their damaging Air Slash and you should
    be OK.
    Back to the Library we go and grab the Red Herb and mix the Blue and Green
    Herb to create a Superherb.  Climb up the stairs and go to the Deadend and
    solve the classic Library Shelf Puzzle and get the third Chess Plug.  Go
    up to the Third Floor Hall and make your way to the Gearroom.
    Use the Crank to release the stairs and climb up the stairs.  Use the
    Cog and flick the switch to open a secret door.  Get the fourth Chess
    Plug and jump down to the Vent Hole and...
    poor Ben and now you have to get back to him!!!  Once you get back to
    the area where you first met Ben, you will know that the Chief HAS BEEN
    WORKING FOR UMBRELLA (Wesker did work for Umbrella BTW) and Ben will die
    and Ada will butt in.  Press Triangle repeatly to blow the Mail to the
    Chief since that only adds time to your performance.
    A cheesey speech with Ada and a radio from Claire will follow.  Now it's
    time to go back to the Chess-powered door area and make William Birkin
    pay for killing Ben.  William is slow but his attacks pack a powerful punch.
    If you are careful of this cheesebrain, then you won't be needing any herbs
    during the first fight.  Afterwards, use the chess plugs and go inside the
    true first room of the Sewer to yell at Ada for her carelessness.
    Go to the Leon Control Room (there should be two Blue Herbs as you make
    your way inside) and just ignore the Basement thingy (There's more ammo
    but you don't need that much since you have just about enough ammo now).
    Take ONLY the Shotgun, Shells, and the Valve Handle, and a Single Green
    Herb if you have one inside your Magic Box (since you are going to be
    creating a Tripleherb for this part) and into the lift.  Now it's time
    to get shot by Annette Birkin (And never trust a cold-blooded blonde
    like Annette Birkin, who cares only about her work).  As Ada, just go
    out of the Lift Hall, then onto the ladder which leads to the Ventilation
    Fan, and get justice-shot by Annette.  Now Ada will beat Annette up after
    having enough with her.  Then take the bridge and onto the ladder where
    you will regain control of Leon again.
    No time to waste with Claire's control room, so just make your way to
    the corpses and grab the Wolf Medal.  Now make your way to the same
    area Claire got annoyed by Annette in the first scenario.  Use the Valve
    Handle to lower the bridge and cross the Bridge.  Use the Valve Handle
    again to raise the Bridge.  There are two herbs and Shotgun Shells as
    you make your way to the door in front of you.
    Hopefully, you killed the Alligator at the Alligator Hall in Claire's
    first scenario.  If not, then just release the Canister and when the
    Alligator eats the canister, let the Alligator have it.
    Go up to Ada and let Ada patch you (Yuck, why do strangers touch each
    other, shouldn't there be a rule that YOU CAN'T TOUCH THE LADIES AT
    ALL?) and climb up the ladder.  Cross the bridge and grab the Eagle
    Medal at the sewer management mainframes.  Re-Cross the bridge and
    make your way back to the Alligator Hall.  Make your way back to the
    First Floor Sewer Management Room and use the Valve Handle for the
    last time to lower the bridge.  Cross the bridge and take the double
    doors and use the Animal Medals in front of the clearance device to
    lower the current and take the door formerly blocked by the current.
    Walk forward and make your way to the Lift Switch.  Press X to fiddle
    with the Lift Switch and get inside the lift.  You will have to contend
    with William's hand while on the lift.  Four Shotgun shells should do
    the trick.  Get out the lift, get the Weapon Box Key, and get in the
    Note: It's quite a risk to skip this pick-up, but you can beat the
    game without this important pick-up
    As you enter the first Factory Hall, take a left, and take a right.
    Be careful of the Zombies blocking your way.  At the corpse, there
    are Shotgun Parts.  Grab the Shotgun Parts and use up the entire
    Magazine before you upgrade because when you upgrade, you also get
    a free reload.  A Jim Irwin/Brandon Dennis first.
    Now take the door to the right, and on the second hallway, head
    straight.  Once you reach the intersection, take a left, and at
    the leftmost dead-end, there should be a ladder.  Climb up the ladder
    and take both the Shotgun Shells and Magnum Rounds since you will
    need them.  At the Magic Box, take only the Tripleherb, Magnum,
    Magnum Rounds, Shotgun Shells, and Custom Shotgun.
    Equip the Magnum and get out of the safe room.  Take the lift and take
    the door to the security room.  At the video monitors, grab the Control
    Key.  After you get the Control Key, Tyrant will block your way.  4-6
    Magnum Shots should suffice.  Now loot him so that you will get 7 more
    Shotgun Shots.  Go back to the safe room and use the Control Room Key
    next to Ada.  Now flick the control box near the lift and you should
    be inside the lift in no time.
    WARNING: I have read Jim Irwin's Claire Scenario 2 Speed Guide and I
    understand that William 3 IS NOT NICE AT ALL.  You may need to carry
    a tripleherb and a Superherb just in case Willie has to jack you with
    high-damage multihit combos.  This is a main concern if you are planning
    to get the Gatling Gun.
    Inside the lift, Ada will get wounded by William's Hand.  That means
    that you will have to fight William once again outside the lift.  Before
    getting out of the lift, be sure to take the Magnum Bullets at the back
    of the cockpit.  This William is similar to the William before the Final
    William at the end of Claire's First Scenario.  Keep a distance from him
    and when he leaps into the lift, find refuge to another side and keep
    attacking him and repeat the process to defeat William until he can't
    take it anymore.  About 9-11 Magnum Rounds (WHY SO MUCH?!) should
    suffice.  Go inside the lift to find out that the lift can't operate,
    talk to Ada a bit, and go into the ventilation hole where the lift will
    operate without your guidance.
    Go inside the OSHA Cautionary Area.  Optional: If for any reason you
    are carrying too much as of this point (There should be Green Herbs at
    the left of the Magic Box), then go to the Magic Box and take ONLY the
    Shotgun Shells, Shotgun (Custom Shotgun if you have upgraded to it), and
    a spare triple herb.  After making sure that you have only the necessary
    items in your inventory, there should be a movable Freight near the
    Magic Box.  Move the freight to the Lift.  Now descend through the lift.
    Move the freight away from the lift until you have room to move the lift
    to Leon's left.  Now move the freight upwards (make sure it's at the left
    of the lift) until you can't move it anymore.  Be sure to leave some room
    so that you can push the lift towards the red lift (You can't push the
    box to the red lift anyway).  Now push the freight upwards until you can't
    move it anymore.  Once the freight is at the dead-end (You should be able
    to gain access to the Power Room, but you can't do so from this point
    since you don't have the Power Room Key), you don't have to do it again
    and that's great since this is a tough puzzle to complete.
    Reason for In-Depth Details: One person e-mailed me with regards of the
    Power Room in Leon's Second Scenario.  I understood that this puzzle is
    no pushover, so I'll be nice to you right here.
    After you solve the stepstair puzzle, go inside the lower level of the
    power room to turn on the power of the Elevator.  Be sure that you either
    slip and slide through the Super Lickers or just kill them (If you don't
    have the Custom Shotgun, then you will have to just slip and slide through
    them, and it's pretty tough because there are about four lickers) before
    providing the Elevator some much needed power.  Now go back to the way
    you came, and go to the Elevator.  Now the Elevator should be working.
    After you go down the Elevator, you will be at the Security Corridor.
    The Naked Zombies can be disposed of by just aiming the nozzle of the
    Shotgun at their heads and letting them have it.  Try to tag several
    Naked Zombies at once with one shell so this way you can conserve ammo.
    Now head to the door at Leon's right.  At the intersection, take the
    door to the East Area.  Now take the door at the leftmost dead-end.  Now
    walk until you see yet another dead-end.  Take the Fuse Case (BUT DON'T
    stand near the computer.  Use the Fuse Case and you will get the Main
    Fuse.  Take the Main Fuse and return back to the Intersection.  Use the
    Main Fuse at the Power Generator and head to the door leading to the
    West Area.
    I agree with Brandon Dennis with this one.  You should have enough
    Shotgun Ammo here by the time you are in Umbrella's Secret Lab.  AS A
    LEFT IN YOUR INVENTORY.  A Brandon Dennis First since you only go here
    if you are short on ammo.  A Vincent Merken first since I deem this as
    an unnecessary pickup.  Be sure that you have AT LEAST TWO ITEM SPACES
    because you will need the Flamethrower which is located at the locker
    at the right of the Anti-BOW Gas Triggering System.  Be careful as
    there are several Naked Zombies here.  After disposing the Zombies,
    use the Flame Thrower on the plant blocking the pathway to extra Shotgun
    Ammo.  Now go inside the Venthole and you will be greeted by several
    Lickers.  Ignore the Lickers and go to the door that contains two boxes
    of Shells.  Get both of them and head towards the door that is locked.
    Now it's time to deal with the Poisonous Plants at the West Area.
    Note: Jim Irwin told me that the Flamethrower won't lower your rank
    since the range of this weapon is lousy, which is a good thing since
    some beginners are afraid that the corpses of the plants may injure
    Leon.  Still, the Flamethrower only adds time to your performance so
    just omit the Flamethrower for the sake of having lunch early.
    Like I said, you should have enough Shotgun Shells by the time you
    first get inside the West Area.  Flick the switch near the door open
    and you will be greeted by two Poisonous Plants.  Run backwards until
    you are out of the reach of the Poisonous Plants.  Now let the Plants
    have it.  After the Plants are done for, head to the door which is
    blocked by the Poisonous Plants.  Be careful as their corpses can
    injure you somewhat.
    When you get inside the Plant-Infested Area, there is no time to mess
    with the Poisonous Plant, so just take the ladder down to the MO-Disc
    Verification Area.  Once you are inside the MO-Disc Verification Area,
    a narrow corridor will prevent you from sliding from the Lickers without
    any wounds, so you will have to dispose the Lickers before moving on.
    March gently as you dispose the lickers (There should be three Green
    Herbs at your right as you make your way past through the MO Disc Station)
    and proceed to the Monitoring Room.  Next to the Magic Box (near the door
    to the next room), take the Weapon Box Key and switch the Tripleherb to
    the Superherb (or a Blue and green Herb if you do have one, there's a
    Red Herb before you enter William's Research Room) and let's head to
    William's Research Room.
    As you enter inside William's Research Room, there should be a door that
    will require you to use the Weapon Box Key.  Just exchange the Weapon Box
    Key for the Magnum Parts.  Now inside the actual study room dispose any
    Naked Zombies by blowing their heads off (The Vincent Merken Way) and at
    the same area you saw the Lab Card Key, there should be the Power Room
    Key.  Return to the Magic Box near the door and take the Magnum with you.
    Go back to the West Area upstairs and back to the elevator near the
    Security Corridor.  While returning back, try to hug the left wall so
    the plant won't grab and poison you.  If you get poisoned, just use the
    Superherb.  Also, just use the Magnum at the Final Licker as you make your
    way back to the Power Room Area.  If you run out of ammo, it's time to
    upgrade your Magnum to the Custom Magnum (You get a free kick-ass reload).
    As you make your way to the area where you did the painful Freight Puzzle,
    you will be stopped by Annette for some cheesey chit-chat.  As Annette
    tries to kill you, Tyrant butts in and that will be the last time we will
    ever see Annette ever (That's good because she gives me the creeps).
    Bad part: Annette leaves you with Tyrant to deal with.  Ignore him (if you
    have AT LEAST an 8-Magnum Bullet Clip on your Magic Box) or loot him by
    giving him 5-7 shots from the Magnum and taking the Magnum Clip from him.
    Back to the area where you did that painful Freight Puzzle, take the lift
    and descend.  Now go to the dead-end which is supposed to be the gateway
    to the Power Room.  Climb up the boxes and use and discard the Power Key.
    Walk to the dead-end and you will suddenly be stopped by Tyrant.  Just as
    you thought that it's all over, Ada comes in to save you, but she gets
    lifted over and she lands several shots at Tyrant's face.  UNFORTUNATELY,
    You try to save Ada's life, but she won't survive.  Leon kisses Ada and
    then after Ada dies, he screams, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"
    and you feel a sense of guilt on your heart!!!  Unfortunately, the lab
    feels like blowing up, so you'd better get out of here before it's too
    Before leaving the Power Room, grab the Master Key that is flashing
    with light.  This is a vital item to take so don't miss out.
    After exiting out of the Upper Power Room, Claire will tell you to go
    inside the Security Office to pick up Sherry.  Head to the Security
    Office (You know where it is) and use the Master Key.  You will drop
    Sherry inside the train.  BTW There's nothing you can do to grab the
    items in the Security Office but who cares...you have enough ammo anyway!
    Now go to the Elevator and use the Master Key to release the Emergency
    Platform.  After dropping Sherry off, go to the end of the Train and
    grab the Platform Key.  Go to the Magic Box and take only the Custom
    Magnum, the remaining Magnum Rounds you have (HAVE AT LEAST 16 ROUNDS
    Triple Herbs and/or Superherbs, the Platform Key, and ONE FREE ITEM
    SPACE (You will free up an item space after using the Platform Key).
    Now get out of the train and unlock the Platform Gate (Use and discard
    the Platform Key).  Now board the stairs.  WARNING: You only have five
    minutes from this point to finish up Tyrant and to finish solving the
    Train Puzzle, so make sure you do not waste any time.  Go up the stairs
    and go to the closed area and flick the switch to open the poles.  Now
    grab the Joint S and N Plugs and go inside the Power Supplementation
    Area.  At the end, use the Joint S and N Plugs.  Unfortunately, Tyrant
    has survived the fall and he will now attack you with full strength!!!
    Tyrant has even faster attacks and a dual-hand press that will damage
    you no matter what you are doing!  For the normal attacks, just run
    left.  If you run right, Tyrant will always tag you with his punches.
    Once you have enough room to tag him, use your Magnum and when he charges
    right at you, run leftwards and he will only swat thin air.  Three Shots
    and the ghost of Ada will drop a Rocket Launcher.  Grab the Rocket Launcher
    and make sure that Auto-Aiming is turned on because you STILL can miss.
    One perfect aim is all it takes to net a spectacular finish ("Game Over!").
    Now return back to the area you entered from the Elevator, but this time,
    keep on going straight and at the dead-end (Pass the Intersection), press
    the switch so that the Train is no longer blocked.  Go back inside the
    train and into the Pilot's Room and start the train.  Note: Be careful
    of the Naked Zombies.  Once you start the train, you will pick up Claire
    and William Birkin.
    Once you regain control of Leon, load up the Magnum and reload it.  Now
    make your way to the back of the train and you will face William Birkin
    for the final time.  For this final transformation, all you need to do
    is to just walk back until you can't do so anymore and fire seven Custom
    Magnum Rounds until he's toast.  Now try to make your way back to the
    Engine Room and you are finished with the game!!!
    Hopefully, if you have skipped all of the optional pick-ups (what I deem
    unnecessary since it adds too much time anyway), then your effort should
    be no slower than 1:45.  However, beginners will have to allow a 2-hour
    effort in order to beat the game.  If you beat the game by saving but if
    you already have an A Ranking, you will get an Infinite Weapon, though
    you can't get the Gatling Gun.  Beat the game without saving, in under
    2:30, and with the A Ranking, and you will get the Gatling Gun.  Either
    way, you will get the Hunk Scenario, which is a lot harder than the
    regular game.  Have fun!  That's it!!!
    As much as I want you to get the best rank score in the Claire Scenario
    1 Speed Guide, here are the items that YOU MUST NOT TAKE AND/OR USE AT
    -  First Aid Sprays
    -  Nearly all Ink Ribbons
    -  Spark Shot Rifle
    -  Sub-Machine Gun
    -  If you won any on previous scenarios, any infinite weapons (I found
       that the Infinite Weapons are useless anyway)
    Special thanks goes to Vincent Merken for the verification about the
    Spark Shot. =)
    Rocket Launcher:  You must beat either the first or second scenario in
    no more than 2 and one-half hours, saved no more than 6 times, used no
    health sprays, used no infinite weapons, and you must not have picked
    up the limited-ammo Sub-Machine Gun at any time.  If you have done the
    following right after you have beaten the game, then you will be able
    to see it on your item box the next time you play it.  Keep in mind
    that if for any reason you use it on the next scenario, you will receive
    less points at the end of the next scenario.  You'll need to achieve
    a rank of A to get this weapon.
    Gatling Gun: You must beat the second scenario in no more than 2 and
    one-half hours, have NOT SAVED AT ALL, used no health sprays, used no
    bonus weapons, and you must not have picked up the limited ammo UZI at
    any time.  If you have done this condition (it's tough but it can be
    done), then you should be able to see a Gatling Gun in your Item Box
    during the subsequent missions.  Keep in mind that you will lose points
    every time you use an Infinite Weapon.  You'll need to achieve a rank of
    A to get this weapon.
    Infinite Ammo Uzi: You should be quick enough to beat the second scenario
    to get this weapon.  Now here's the real confusion: In just about every
    gaming magazine, I was told that you only need to beat the game in under
    3 hours and achieve a rank of B to get this weapon.  Well, that's full
    of bull right over there.  Here's MY WAY (and the best way to get it):
    Obtain this weapon like you would with the Gatling Gun.  This way you
    can win 2 weapons instead of one.  If you have followed this guide
    closely, then you *should* be able to get both the Uzi and the Gatling
    Gun achieving a rank of A and achieving a Second Scenario time of in
    between 1:40-1:45.
    Hunk:  Beat the second scenario achieving the rank of A.  This means
    that during the time you are trying to get Hunk, NO BONUS WEAPONS OR
    ANY FIRST AID SPRAYS CAN BE USED AT ALL.  This rules out the Spark
    Shot Cannon, Limited-Ammo Uzi, and the health sprays.
    Tofu:  Beat 6 scenarios in a row and earn the right to play as Hunk by
    the end of the second scenario.  HOWEVER, DURING THE QUEST TO SEEK OUT
    MUST BE ON YOUR MEMORY CARD before you can get him.
    Brad Vickers Zombie:  Rush to the Police Station without getting any
    items at all.  For beginners, this is risky but for Advanced Players,
    this is a major speed gain.  I personally would forget this trick even
    though I'm capable of reaching the Police Station without grabbing
    any items because this wastes time.  You may need to spend time grabbing
    any weapons you need because he takes a lot of beating before being
    defeated.  Once you kill Brad, get the special key from the slain corpse.
    Now open the locked doors at the Darkroom with this key for one new
    choice for Claire, and two new choices for Leon.
    This section only works in normal mode, and will not work in Easy Mode.
    Best Claire B Clear Time: Claire B: 1:58:18, Rank of A with NO SAVES!
    Best Claire A Clear Time: Claire A: 1:46:01, Rank A with NO SAVES!!
    Note: The Claire A would be a little better if I haven't goofed up
    in the process of getting out of the Police Station!!!  Remember if
    you want 1:45 Claire A Times, then YOU CANNOT GOOF UP AT ALL.
    Now here's the most frequently asked question:
    Q: Do I lose the bonus weapons if I use them?
    A: Hell no. Once you earn the Special Weapon, you can't lose it--it's
       inside the Item Box (the first time you open it up) provided that you
       keep on saving and saving.
    Q: How come you offer PDF's on certain puzzles for Resident Evil and
       Resident Evil 2?  Where can I get these PDF's at?
    A: There are bound to be some puzzles that can either be a pain-in-the-
       ass to solve or they might take a lot of tricky timing to perfect, or
       for a beginner, it might become a major time waster in the game, thus
       adding unnecessary ticks on the clock to your overall performance.
       As much as you want to be fast, I want to help as well.  From time to
       time, I reserve every right to offer PDF versions of some of the
       puzzles in Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2.  Keep in mind that
       when I consider creating a PDF for a Resident Evil Puzzle or so-so,
       only the toughest puzzles will be covered.  I've started this PDF
       mania when I realized that an optional puzzle in the original Resident
       Evil took a lot of tricky timing and became a total time waster that
       it added too much unnecessary time to my performance.  The same thing
       occurred with the harsh entrance towards the Umbrella Secret Lab in
       the second Resident Evil.  To my belief, words sometimes can't cover
       an entire complex puzzle, something that most FAQ authors are aware
       of.  By releasing a PDF-style FAQ on certain puzzles that are billed
       as either major time-wasters or tricky-timing events, a beginner
       may benefit from the graphics displayed in the PDF rather than have
       to struggle wasting several seconds just to get the timing right.
       And PDFs can only be found at Verasnaship Interactive's Resident Evil
       Frequently Asked Questions Stable at this following location:
    Q: Will you create an FAQ or a speed guide for Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
       or Biohazard 3 Last Escape?
    A: HELL NO!!!  This is just a side-story to Resident Evil 2.  Upholding
       my beliefs that Resident Evil is basically the Redfields' story, I
       would stay away from this game, but I would rent it just to learn some
       devious secrets regarding about the bastard Umbrella Company that is
       causing trouble with their dangerous experiments.  Henry LaPierre has
       a totally kick-ass FAQ available at http://www.gamefaqs.com for
       Biohazard 3 Last Escape/Resident Evil 3 Nememsis.  However, the real
       sequel is the all-Redfield Resident Evil Code Veronica for the Sega
    Q: How about those Game Shark Codes?
    A: Duh...You can find them by pointing http://www.cmgsccc.com on your
       favorite browser.
    A final rant from "Ves"
    If for any reason this document won't enable you to reach an achievement
    time of under 1:45, and a rank of A, make any necessary adjustments until
    you make reaching Rank A with 1:45 second nature.  This speed guide is
    just a blueprint of what to expect so you may need to variate your skills
    a little just to pick up some speed that you might need in subsequent
    Again, this FAQ can only appear in the following sites:
    * Verasnaship Interactive (http://www.verasnaship.net)
    * GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com)
    * Cheat Code Central (http://www.cheatcc.com)
    * Secrets of the Game Sages (http://www.gamesages.com)
    * Game Shark Code Creators Club (http://www.cmgsccc.com)
    Why?  Because these sites are the only ones that keep all original work
    updated and up-to-date.  Ever since reading marshmallow's works, I've
    been obsessed in limiting the amount of sites that are permitted to
    display this file.
    You can always get the latest version at Verasnaship first since I run
    the website for myself.  GameFAQs does a good job keeping the files
    up-to-date at all times and is the most visited site for FAQ-related
    walkthroughs.  Secrets of the Game Sages is a "Code-related" partner
    to GameFAQs since both GameFAQs and Secrets of the Game Sages share the
    same information.  Cheat Code Central not only has codes, but up-to-date
    FAQs and Text-based Walkthroughs based upon marshmallow's knowledge.
    Finally, Game Shark Code Creators Club is a Game Shark site run under
    the Code Master to provide up-to-date Game Shark Codes and is a highly
    visited Game Shark Site.  However, I might elect to do PDFs on certain
    games, and only my website (Verasnaship Interactive) has it.
    * DO NOT place this file in your web site directly.  Only the five
      aforementioned sites have an exclusive right to mirror this file.
    * You can make a link to my FAQ Library Page.  The only rules that
      I would like to enforce is that you link ONLY to an HTML or an
      Interactive Web Page.  The link to this page is:
      - http://www.verasnaship.net/text/biohazard.html
    * Please KIM that linking to GameFAQs is goverened by the Legal
      Disclaimer as foretold under the statement, "Linking Rights".  I
      highly recommend that you make a link to my website so that people
      will always have the latest version of this work viewed right through
      their screen.  Please DO NOT link directly to any TXT or ZIP files
      if you have to link to my page!
    Part of the reason why I'm doing this is because if you don't view an
    HTML Site, then you may not be able to run the ads that appear on top
    of the HTML Document, which IS NO FAIR TO THE WEBMASTER.
    Also, I'm doing this because all FAQ writers are just getting sick and
    tired of seeing outdated versions of their files!!!
    For details about linking rules, visit
    http://www.templetons.com/brad/linkright.html which is Brad Templeton's
    Linking Rights Essay.
    One time when I was forced to update another FAQ for Super GT by Sega,
    I was surprised to see that I was driving from Helen Keller.  That is
    why you MUST follow the protocol as described in the aforementioned
    Form Mail Page URL.
    * Jim Irwin
    * Brandon W. Dennis (http://dbcore.tierranet.com)
    * Vincent Merken
    You can find their work at http://www.gamefaqs.com.
    -  Capcom for making Resident Evil 2 more valuable to play than the
       first one.
    -  Jim Irwin for telling me that the Infinite Ammo Weapons lowers your
       rank score, and the Flamethrower in Leon's Disc isn't necessary to
       complete the game.
    -  Brandon W. Dennis for telling me that the First Aid Sprays,
       Limited-Ammo Submachine Gun lowers your rank score and to save the
       inventory slots to store your herbs.
    -  Both Jim Irwin and Brandon W. Dennis for motivating me to become a
       speed-minded Resident Evil 2 player with their FAQs.  Please read
       their FAQs at the GameFAQs.com site at either of these addresses:
       http://www.gamefaqs.com (Use the search engine to locate them, but
    -  Capcom for starting the Survival Horror Craze with Resident Evil
       (known as Biohazard in Japan).
    -  Vincent Merken, Josh Harring, Tu Dang, and Mark Stephenson for
       motivating me to become a speed player with their own FAQs.  You can
       read their FAQs at http://www.gamefaqs.com (Use the Search Engine).
    -  Vincent Merken for being the strongest warrior in the World of
       Survival Horror and for a confirmation about the Spark Shot.
    -  GameFAQs for being the largest stable of Original Work
    -  Kao Megura for *finally* reaching his ultimate milestone.
    -  Imagine Games Network for being the largest Video Gaming Community
       over the Internet
    -  Game Shark Code Creators Club for a good assortment of Game Shark
    -  Secrets of the Game Sages for having the best amount of non-Game
       Shark codes on the web.
    This document is dedicated to the loving memory of Princess Diana of Wales
    and Fashion Designer Gianni Versace.  We need to stop destroying people
    for a stupid reason right now.
    This Electronically Published Document is copyrighted (c) 1999 Mark Kim.
    All Rights Reserved.  This document is protected by applicable copyright
    laws and international treaties.  Unauthroized reproduction, retransmission,
    and/or a breach of copyright, partial or full, may result in civil and
    criminal penalties and is subject to maximum punishment and prosecution
    to the highest extent possible by law.  Please credit Mark Kim as Vesther
    Fauransy where credit is due.  This document is the sole property of Mark
    Resident Evil 2/Biohazard 2 (c)1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 Capcom.