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    Challenge Mode FAQ by Shinya

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    -TimeSplitters for Playstation 2-
    
    Written by Shinya  
    Email: kain_is_evil@yahoo.com
    
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    *Complete Challenge Mode FAQ*
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    -Introduction-
    
    Do to the amount of e-mails I have recieved, It seems
    to me that more people are having trouble or stuck in
    Challange Mode. I too suffered quite a bit when
    playing these challenges, so I want to make it a
    little easier for me to keep up with all of your
    e-mails by writing a Complete FAQ for Challange Mode.
    
    NOTE: For those of you who haven't gotten Challange
    Mode yet, all you have to do to aquire it, is beat
    2035 Spaceways on Easy. You do not, I repeat, you do
    not have to complete every level on easy to unlock it,
    just Spaceways.
    
    There are 27 challenges in all, and I will go through
    each one step by step in order to answer all of your
    questions, as well as give you some suggestions on how
    I was able to beat that perticular challenge. I will
    also tell you what you get for beating that challenge.
    
    
    If you want to skip the whole walkthrough part and
    just want to know what you get for beating it, go take
    a peak at my other SECRETS FAQ.
    
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    *Challenge Mode*
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    You will start off challenge mode with challenges 1-A,
    2-A, and 3-A open. You do not have to do challenge
    mode in any certain order, as long as you beat them
    all. In order for you to unlock other challenges you
    have to beat earlier challenges. All challenges come
    in sets of 3; A,B, and C. To unlock B you have to
    finish A and so on.
    Challenges will open up in numerical order 1-9.
    
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    1-A| Behead the Undead:
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    Zombies are coming at you from all angles, and you
    have take 50 heads off in 2 minutes, what to do? Here
    what I do is manual aim at the zombies heads. This
    will give you the most accurate shot with your
    shotgun. Don't worry about dying you will respawn very
    quickly. Learn to strafe and manual aim at the same
    time, and accuracy is the key. And try not to spread
    the zombies out to much, if you clump them up, you can
    take off more than one head with just 1 shot.
    
    *What you get- The Living Dead bot set will be
    unlocked. All zombies are available as bots in Arcade.
    
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    1-B| Putrid Punchout:
    ---------------------
    
    Now unarmed you have to take off 30 heads in 1 minute.
    This is what I noticed, when you punch, you punch
    right handed. So, strafe around the left side of the
    zombie and swing and if you miss, they won't hit you.
    Its almost like closelining them. It is also best to
    try to stay alive as much as possible to save time.
    
    *What you get- Green and Brown Zombies as Playable
    characters in Arcade Mode.
    
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    1-C| Dusk of the Dead:
    ----------------------
    
    Oh boy! Zombies are flooding you and you have to score
    10,000 points to win. The zombies that come after you
    come in phases, each phase of zombies is increased
    every phase. So, if you want to take some time and
    learn where the Zombies appear it will take you less
    phases to beat(It only took me 4 phases). The faster
    you beat a phase the more points you get. But, if you
    just want to try and go "GungHo", you can use the
    stairs to your advantage. Start off a phase upstairs
    and take out all zombies that appear up there, if you
    can. Then all of the zombies downstairs will just
    start to flock in the middle of the room. From here it
    will be easy to pick them off from upstairs, you will
    not aquire many points due to you taking more time in
    beating the phase, but it is a good tactic. If you
    wish to camp downstairs, by all means. And if you ever
    get to flooded with zombies coming at you, the best
    thing to do is strafe. Strafing around the zombies
    will almost 100% of the time be your life saver.
    
    *What you get- Police, Skull, and Jacket Zombies are
    now playable characters in Arcade Mode.
    
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    2-A| Flock Around the Dock:
    ---------------------------
    
    Getting those 100 ducks in only 5 minutes can get
    quite frustrating at first. What you will have to do
    first is locate the 2x Uzi ammo spot outside by stair
    case leading into one of the buildings. You will find
    that it reappears by the big grey crate. Keep
    resuppying your ammo, and stay in that general area of
    the stage. Do not try to follow the ducks around, you
    will waste to much time in doing so. If you stay in
    that stop and in between the 2 buildings you can kill
    the ducks as fast as them come, they will respawn
    quick and they can find you a lot easier. Like I said,
    let them come to you, do not chase them. And start
    killing them off the get go, dont waste any time, it
    could mean getting 99 or 100 ducks.
    
    *What you get- Arcade Bot, Duckman, will be unlocked
    in Arcade mode.
    
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    2-B| Dock Duck Shot:
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    You're up against some competition here. You have to
    get 100 kills in 7 minutes. A Green and Red Alien are
    fighting against you, trying to stop you from winning.
    This challenge isn't to hard as long as you keep
    yourself healed, have plenty of ammo, and keep the
    dying down. The ducks that you fight here again will
    not take to much life out of you, but the Red and
    Green Alien will, so keep an eye on them both. Use
    your radar, it can come in handy.
    
    *What you get- All enemies are Ducks cheat is now
    unlocked in Story Mode.
    
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    2-C| Crispy Duck:
    -----------------
    
    This is one of 3 escort challenges. You have to cover
    Duckman Drake and get him to the dock without him
    dying. This is where your radar comes in very handy.
    Learn to use your radar, and stay out of the way of
    Duckman Drake, so when people try to shoot him they
    will not hit you instead. Most importantly, DO NOT
    DIE. There are a few drone guns on this stage, I
    suggest you find them and run ahead of Drake and
    destroy them before he gets there. And keep a good
    ammo supply. This may take a few tries, don't worry.
    
    *What you get- Duckman Drake as a playable charater in
    Arcade Mode.
    
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    3-A| Tin Man Trial:
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    A good ol' game of bag tag. Robofish has gotta hold on
    to that bag for a minute. Just get yourself a good
    weapon, shoot everyone you see, grab the bag and camp
    on one end of the level and just wait for guys to come
    get you, then just pick them off as they come. This is
    pretty simple since you can shoot when you have the
    bag.
    
    *What you get- Arcade bot Robofish is now unlocked in
    Arcade Mode.
    
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    3-B| Lobster Run:
    -----------------
    
    Gotta get those lobsters back to your cirlce and you
    need 15 in 5 1/2 minutes. Your cirlce is in the
    middle. Just use the path that leads you straight to
    the docks that will be behind you when you first
    start. Key here is shoot everyone and get those
    lobsters back fast! Use the other way through the
    house instead of taking the street, it will save you
    tons of time and gunfire.
    
    *What you get- All enemies are Robofish cheat unlocked
    in Story Mode.
    
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    3-C| Bowl Them Over:
    --------------------
    
    Gotta get those heads off of those mutants, 40 of
    them, in under 5 minutes. You can use a really cheap
    trick to beat this one. If you know the Castle level
    really well, there is a cellar with an Assualt Shotgun
    and health. If you camp there and keep getting
    healing, the Mutants will come to you very fast. Just
    be sure to manual aim at there heads, if you miss they
    will die and you will have to wait for them to respawn
    again. You need heads not kills.
    
    *What you get- Robofish as a playable character in
    Arcade Mode.
    
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    4-A| Shame if Something Got Broken:
    -----------------------------------
    
    Its pay back time. Break every single pane of glass
    you see in 1 miutes 10 seconds. There are 69 panes in
    all, 4 in the building behing you, one of which is
    very hidden. In order to get this hidden pane, look
    through the bottom window and look to your upper
    right, you may have to move back a little, you should
    have a clear shot at it. There are 4 in the building
    ahead of you and 61 of them over on the huge wall just
    ahead of you when you start. Some small panes are
    black, be sure to get each and everyone of them.
    
    *What you get- Nothing.
    
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    4-B| Don't Wait Around:
    -----------------------
    
    Time to just break everything in the Chinese level,
    and you have to do it in 3 minutes. There are no
    secret panes of glass in this one, just be sure not to
    over look any when you shoot. Sometimes the smoke can
    make you miss 1 or 2 panes. There are 140 panes total
    and they are in these locations.
    
    -5 windows when you first start in the door entry.
    -18 windows up high in the gong room.
    -4 railing glass in the gong room.
    -28 windows in one room.
    -5 misc panes in the same room.
    -28 windows in the other room.
    -5 misc panes in the same room.
    -47 plates in the kitchen.
    
    Grand total of 140.
    
    *What you get- Enemy Bricks cheat unlocked in Story
    Mode.
    
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    4-C| Brick Flung High:
    ----------------------
    
    Same thing as challenge 4-B except you have to do it
    in 4 minutes 30 seconds with just Bricks. Aiming the
    brick can be very tricky at first, and be sure to use
    the seconardy fire for the windows that are up high.
    Also be sure to break the plates at an angle.
    Sometimes the brick can be very mean to you, and will
    hit the wall and bounce back and hit you. If you get
    hit with the brick, IT HURTS, so be very careful when
    breaking the plates. It also helps if you break the
    small windows with just your fist instead of taking
    extra time in aiming the brick to break them.
    
    *What you get- The Brick is now available as a weapon
    in Arcade Mode.
    
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    5-A| First Impressions:
    -----------------------
    
    Help the King get 10 kills in under a minute. All you
    have to do in this one is cover the King and have him
    win with 10 kills. The Compound is a small level, and
    the King should make quick work of these guys. Just
    kill anyone you see. You should be able to get this
    one in your first or second try.
    
    What you get- Arcade bot Impersonator is now unlocked
    in Aracde Mode.
    
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    5-B| Lasting Impressions:
    -------------------------
    
    Help the King this time get 1st place with 25 kills in
    1 minute 15 seconds. You can't let the King die in
    this one, or its failed. A good tactic to do is learn
    where the other 3 opponents start. Work your way
    toward them, killing them as they come out of there
    little room. The King will pack some great fire power
    and never miss most of the time. Work your way closer
    to where they start and you should be sitting right
    infront of there respawn point. Try not to die, its a
    time saver and you need to cover the King. This one
    may take a few tries to learn where the other team
    starts.
    
    *What you get- All enemies are Impersonators cheat is
    unlocked in Story Mode.
    
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    5-C| Who's he Trying to Impress?:
    ---------------------------------
    
    Same rules apply as in 5-B, but you can't personally
    score more than 3 kills, if you do, you will fail.
    What you can do, is let the King do everything, work
    your way toward their respawn point, and If you need
    to shoot someone, count how many you have shot. This
    one can be a pain, because the Kings AI can be really
    dumb sometimes. A lot of time, this challenge is luck.
    
    
    *What you get- The Impersonator as a playable
    character in Arcade Mode.
    
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    6-A| Barrel Blast:
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    You have to use your Special Forces skills to destroy
    all the barrels in this level in under 6 minutes. To
    start this one off, it is best to get to know the
    Chemical Plant. It will be quite hard to do this
    challenge if you do not know where you are going and
    where to cut down time when running to a certain area
    of the level. This challenge is pretty straight
    forward, totally destroy all 72 barrels. To destroy a
    barrel, you must keep shooting it until it is
    completely gone and has stopped spraying toxic fumes.
    Using the primary and secondary fire don't make to
    much difference, but I have noticed that the secondary
    fire tends to spray the shotgun rounds more, this
    works when you are shooting a huge mass of barrels at
    one time. There is what they call a "hidden" barrel on
    this stage. It is located behind the big brick wall
    toward the back of the stage. To get to this barrel,
    make your way upstairs and outside onto the ledge that
    is facing the brick wall. Where you shoot the barrel
    that is in your way of fire, you will stand there and
    manually aim at the barrel. Be sure to watch your
    total barrels left to insure yourself that you did
    indeed destroy that barrel.
    
    *What you get- Nothing.
    
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    6-B| Bodyguard:
    ---------------
    
    This is the second escort challenge out of the 3. You
    have to cover Lt. Christine Malone and make sure she
    lives to reach the other side of the Chemical Plant.
    Same rules and tactics apply as in challenge 2-C. Key
    here is be sure to use your radar and look up and down
    when walking through the Chemical Plant, enemies can
    pop out of anywhere at any time.
    
    *What you get- Gasmask SWAT as a playable charcater in
    Arcade Mode.
    
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    6-C| Heist:
    -----------
    
    Stop Fingers and his gang from taking 5 bags from the
    bank in 5 minutes. You will start on a ledge infront
    of the bank and be supplied with ammo and health, you
    cannot fall off of the ledge, if you do you will die
    and respawn. This is where the tactic "camping" comes
    in handy. Just keep yourself well supplied with ammo,
    grab the health when needed, and try to keep your
    deaths down. Also avoid anyone coming up to your
    camping stop, it can be a pain if you respawn and then
    just die right away. And also keep an eye on your
    radar, it can come in handy will all of those pesky
    bots trying to get those bags. Remember, they have to
    get 5 to make you fail, if they get 4 you will still
    win the challenge.
    
    *What you get- Veiled SWAT is now a playable charcater
    and bot in Arcade Mode.
    
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    7-A| Shop 'til you Drop:
    ------------------------
    
    Another variation of Capture the Bag just as in
    challange 3-A, except this time you have some help
    from Peekaboo Jones and Mary-Beth Casey. You will have
    to bring back 15 items in 3 minutes. Now this isn't
    just you having to do this, its a team effort. Since
    you are playing in the Mall, don't forget that you can
    venture off to any spot as you wish, but the Items
    will be out in front of you in the isles. A good tip
    is to let the AI on your team do a lot of the work and
    try to keep yourself alive. All of the bots that are
    against you can be a real pain sometimes. Good way of
    avoiding them after you pick up a bag is to venture
    out of the main shopping area, run back around behind
    (away from the gunfire) and hit the target point from
    behind the action. This may take longer, I know, but
    it will save you plenty of time in that you will take
    less damage and keep your deaths way down saving you
    even more time that way.
    
    *What you get- Arcade bot Ginger is now unlocked in
    Arcade Mode.
    
    -------------------------------
    7-B| Sorry, Was That Your Bag?:
    -------------------------------
    
    Help Dr. Graven and Dr. Nadir win this Capture the Bag
    challenge with 5 in 3 minutes. Again you will playing
    in the Mall with 2 other bot teams. Knowing where the
    other teams Bags are helps a bit but the Doctors will
    do a lot of capturing for you. You have to help them
    "WIN" so, even though you got 5 bags you could still
    fail because another team got more than 5. So guarding
    your bag and at the same time getting bags can be
    hard, so take your time and be quick if you are going
    to leave your bag to go get one. Also keep an eye on
    the others teams scores, if one is jumping ahead, go
    cause some trouble over at there base.
    
    *What you get- All enemies are Gingerbread's cheat is
    now unlocked in Story Mode.
    
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    7-C| Everyone Must Go!:
    -----------------------
    
    Just a straight Team Deathmatch challenge. You will
    have help and you have to get 45 kills in 3 minutes.
    Just play it as if you were playing multi-player. Keep
    yourself alive, ammoed up, and use your radar. Be
    fast, you only have 3 minutes. Again this challenge is
    in the Mall level.
    
    *What you get- Gingerbread Man is now a playable
    character in Arcade Mode.
    
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    8-A| Girls `n` Boys:
    --------------------
    
    Farrah is here to help the girls team win with a score
    of 80 in 5 minutes. A historic team deathmatch with
    the Boys versus the Girls. This challenge takes place
    in the Cyberden, it again helps to know this level and
    be able to follow your radar. Try not to die, because
    your AI teammates can be really dumb and that leaves
    you to do all of the killing. You will also have to be
    very fast in order to obtain 80 kills in 5 minutes.
    Use speed strafing to get to the Boys and just let`r
    rip. Less dying, keeping ammo, and using your radar,
    this challenge will be cake. Also do not kill your own
    teammates, it will not help you when they are running
    around gunless after they respawn.
    
    *What do you get- Arcade bot Fun-bunny is now unlocked
    in Arcade Mode.
    
    NOTE:
    Others are on there way, I just wanted to get this for
    those of you out there who need what I have here.
    Please stay posted for the whole FAQ, thanks.
    
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    Thank you
    
    -Submitted by Shinya-
    
    01/01/2001 1:00PM PST