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| Variety Missions FAQ\
 \ By Lloyd G Lamangad \_______
  \ Duo_Maxwell1889@hotmail.com\
   \ July 02, 2003  Version 0.88\
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|  Table of Contents |
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1.   Copyright Information

2.   Version Information

3.   Walkthrough

     I.   RAIDEN
          A. Level 01
          B. Level 02
          C. Level 03
          D. Level 04
          E. Level 05
          F. Level 06
          G. Level 07

     II.  RAIDEN (NINJA)
          A. Level 01
   
     III. SNAKE
          A. Level 01
          B. Level 02
          C. Level 03
          D. Level 04
          E. Level 05
          F. Level 06
          G. Level 07

     IV.  PLISKIN
          A. Level 01
          B. Level 02

     V.   SNAKE (Tuxedo)
          A. Level 01
          B. Level 02

     VII. SNAKE (MGS1)
          A. Level 01
          B. Level 02
          C. Level 03

4.   FAQs

5.   Credit




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VERSION 0.45
June 27, 2003 - Began this guide.  Added most of the information I had access
                to.

VERSION 0.81
July 2, 2003  - Added a lot to the guide!  Almost done!

VERSION 0.88
July 8, 2003  - Added Tuxedo Snake and Snake Level 7.
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Note:  If you see any incorrect information, or have a different strategy for
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       I will correct it and give you credit!


The layout for the guide is as follows:

  INDEX: LEVEL #
  --------------
  Description:
   What the game says.  Basically your objective.
  Time Limit:
   How much time you have to complete the mission.
  Score Goal:
   You need at least this many points to score 1st place and get a top record.
  Enemies/Targets:
   The ammount of guards or targets you need to eliminate in the mission.
  Equipment:
   All of the weapons and items in the mission.
   Items marked with a * are in your inventory when you start the level.
   Items without a * are in the level and you will need to locate them yourself

  Guide:
   The reccomended procedure needed to sucsessfully complete the mission.
   This may not be the best solution, but it should guide you through the 
   mission with few problems! 


 /-=-=-=-=-=-\
| 3.I RAIDEN  |
 \-=-=-=-=-=-/

  3.i.a: Level 01
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Use various moves and get to the goal!
   Beware of mines!"
 Time Limit:
  2 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  9500
  My Record: 8062
 Equipment:
  None

 Guide:
  At the beginning you will need to do a mad dash across some evaporating
  floors(disappear when you touch them).  There are 2 black mines that will
  move back and forth on the floors, and if you hit one, it will explode and 
  you will fall into the hole on the floor.  Just try to avoid the mines 
  without stopping.
  After the evaporating floors, you will need to crawl under the space beneath
  the wall.  Next there is a box that you need to climb over, and then some 
  more boxes.  You now need to decide if you would like to go left or right.

  Left:
   There are now two flights of stairs, and at the top is a mine that will
   move back and forth along the path.  Flatten yourself against the wall and
   continue up to avoid the mine.  Now there will be another small flight of
   stairs, and you will be on a very narrow pathway with mines moving back and
   forth across it.  I suggest moving slowly here as it is very easy to fall
   off of the edge, but the mines shouldn't be much of a threat here.  At the
   end is a railing.  Flip over it and let yourself drop.  Now there are 2 
   mines that move back and forth in front of the goal.

  Right:
   Climb onto the box and line yourself up so that the pillar is directly in
   front of you, then run towards it and do a cartwheel.  Timing is important
   so that you don't fall.  Climb up onto the boxes and continue right, then
   climb up the next boxes and up the stairs.  Go to the edge of the stairs and
   make sure you are lined up with the platform, then leap across.  Make sure
   that there are no mines in your way, because 4 mines are circling the 
   platform.  Now turn so that you are facing up, and leap onto the thin path.
   Continue right along the thin path.  At the end is a railing.  Flip over it
   and let yourself drop.  Now there are 2 mines that move back and forth in 
   front of the goal.


  3.i.b: Level 02
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Destroy all targets and get to the goal!"
 Time Limit:
  2 min 30 sec
 Score Goal:
  20000
 Targets:
  14
 Equipment:
  *Socom, 12 Socom Ammos, AKS-74u, 30 AKS-74u Ammos. 

 Guide:
  This mission is the same as the last one, but there are no mines, and you
  need to shoot all of the targets to get the goal to appear.
  In the beginning, stand in front of the evaporating walls and shoot the first
  target, then wait for the second target to arrive, and shoot it.  Now make
  a mad dash across the floors ignoring the other 2 targets.  Once you get to
  the end, turn around and shoot the target and wait for the other one to 
  arrive, shoot it.
  Now crawl under the wall and climb over the box.  Aim above the pile of boxes
  ahead of you, and the 5th target will rise up; shoot it.  Climb up onto the
  box to the right and shoot down the 2 targets in the air in that direction.
  Now turn and go onto the left path.  The 8th target is up the small flight
  of stairs.  The 9th target is on the path, and the 10th target is behind it.
  Make your way along the narrow pathway, shooting the 11th target, picking up
  12 bullets for your Socom, and shooting the rest of the targets.  In front
  of the railing is the AKS-74u.  Pick it up and flip off the railing.  On
  the ground is 30 AKS-74u bullets.  Equip the AKS-74u and shoot down the 4
  panels infront of the goal.


  3.i.c: Level 03
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Use the HANGING-DROP-CATCH move and get to the goal!
   Press the Action button at the right timing while falling and you can
   HANG again!"
 Time Limit:
  2 min 30 sec
 Score Goal:   
  9500
  My Record: 9676
 Equipment:
  None

 Guide:
  There isn't much I can say here.  Timing is very important.  Make sure you
  watch your grip meter.  Before you drop, go into First Person View and look
  down to make sure the ledge below you is actually below you.


  3.i.d: Level 04
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Take out all approaching enemies!
   Do not let them come close to the person lying on the floor!"
 Time Limit:
  3 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  39000
  My Record: 34610
 Enemies:
  8
 Equipment:
  *PSG1, *PSG1-T, *Pentazemin x5.

 Guide:
  You are on a ledge above a large open space.  In the center of the large open
  space is Emma.  Equip your PSG1 or PSG1-T and use a Pentazemin, then stay
  focused on Emma.  When you see an enemy approaching, aim at his head and zoom
  in.  This is pretty easy after you get the hang of it.   


  3.i.e: Level 05
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Take out all enemies in the dark and get to the goal!
   Use items wisely."
 Time Limit:
  6 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  40000
  My Record: 35052
 Enemies:
  5
 Equipment:
  *Socom, *M9, *Magazine x5, *AP Sensor, *Scope.

 Guide:
  This shouldn't be too much of a problem.  If you make an alert near the 
  beginning, all of the enemies should come looking for you, and you can just
  kill them one by one.  Your Socom has a light on it.  The goal is in the 
  top right corner of the area.


  3.i.f: Level 06
  ----------------
 Description:
  "Get to the goal without being spotted by the gigantic creature!
   Watch it carefully by standing against the wall, peeking around the corner
   and get through!
   Make good use of the corner view camera!"
  *Note:  This is full of errors.  It should say:
   "Get to the goal without being spotted by the gigantic creatureS!
   Watch THEM carefully by standing against the wall AND peeking around the 
   corner TO get through!
   Make good use of the corner view camera!"
 Time Limit:
  3 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  10000
  My Record: 14846
 Equipment:
  None

 Guide:
  My stratagy is to get through this level as quick as possible.  
  Run forwards and around the corner as quickly as you can.  Climb up the boxes
  and leap off to behind the pillar.  When the monster on the other side of the
  pillar turns his head to face left(2:43 left on timer), run around the corner
  and up until you come to a small box.  Crouch behind the box and watch the
  monster in front of you in First Person.  The second it begins to moan(2:30
  on timer), run out from under the box and right up the stairs.  DO NOT STOP!
  Keep going, up and up!  Once you get to the roof, proceed to run and leap 
  across the gap!  This can be very tricky, but if you are lucky, you will make
  it!  


  3.i.g: Level 07
  ----------------
 Description:
  "ZAKO SURVIVAL
   Take out all enemies!"
 Time Limit:
  20 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  50000
  My Record: 61018
 Equipment:
  Lots

 Guide:
  Raiden VS Soldier:
   Enemies: 1
   Pick up EVERYTHING in this level, then just shoot the soldier.

  Raiden VS Soldiers:
   Enemies: 6 
   There are 2 guards with shields that will go into your area, dispose of
   them with the sword.
   Dodge bullets and pick up everything in this level.
   If you NEED a ration, use one.
   In the bottom left corner is a PSG1-T.  Pick it up and use it to snipe
   out the people at the top, then just use whatever other items you have to
   finish off the rest of the people.

  Raiden VS Tengus & Soldiers
   Enemies: 14
   There are 6 Tengus that will jump around in your area.  Slice them up with
   your blade, then do the same thing you did in the previous stage.
   Don't forget to keep at least 1 ration!

  Raiden VS Giant Russian Terrorist Monster
   Use a ration, then stand near the long, tall box in the center of the stage,
   the moster will do something to you and you will be frozen, then he will
   shoot you with a lazer, which will damage you and destroy the boxes.
   Pick up the book from the box and place it.  Stand near it.  Wait.  Watch.
   Laugh.





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| 3.II RAIDEN (NINJA) |
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  3.ii.a: Level 01
  ----------------
 Description:
  "Take out all enemies in the dark and get to the goal!
   Use items wisely."
 Time Limit:
  6 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  35000
  My Record: 35148
 Enemies:
  7
 Equipment:
  *HF. Blade

 Guide:
  Run around and kill stuff with your sword.  Not much to say.  Kill everyone
  that tries to attack you. 





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| 3.III SNAKE |
 \-=-=-=-=-=-/

  3.iii.a: Level 01
  -----------------
 Description:
  "Use various moves and get to the goal!
   Beware of mines!"
 Time Limit:
  2 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  8000
  My Record: 5466
 Equipment:
  None

 Guide:
  At the beginning you will need to do a mad dash across some evaporating
  floors(disappear when you touch them).  There are 2 black mines that will
  move around on the floors, and if you hit one, it will explode and 
  you will fall into the hole on the floor.  Just try to avoid the mines 
  without stopping.
  After the evaporating floors, you will need to crawl under the space beneath
  the wall.  Next there is a box that you need to climb over, and then some 
  more boxes. Head left.  There are now two flights of stairs, and at the top
  are 3 mines that will move back and forth along the path.  Flatten yourself
  against the wall and continue up to avoid the mine. Now there will be another
  small flight of stairs, and you will be on a very narrow pathway with mines
  moving around on it.  I suggest moving slowly here as it is very easy to fall
  off of the edge, but make sure not to get hit by too many mines.  At the
  end is a railing.  Flip over it and let yourself drop.  Now there are 4 
  mines that move around in front of the goal.


  3.iii.b: Level 02
  -----------------
 Description:
  "Destroy all targets and get to the goal!"
 Time Limit:
  2 min 30 sec
 Score Goal:
  20000
 Targets:
  17
 Equipment:
  *USP, USP Ammo x15, PSG1, M4. 

 Guide:
  This mission is the same as the last one, but there are no mines, and you
  need to shoot all of the targets to get the goal to appear.
  In the beginning, stand in front of the evaporating walls and shoot the first
  target.  Now make a mad dash across the floors ignoring the other target.  
  Once you get to the end, turn around and shoot the target and wait for the 
  other one to arrive, shoot it.
  Now crawl under the wall and shoot the target. Climb over the box.  
  Climb up onto the box to the right and shoot down the 4 targets in the air in
  that direction.  Now turn and go onto the left path.  The next target is 
  before the small flight of stairs.  The 9th target is on the path, and the
  10th and 11th targets are behind it.
  Make your way along the narrow pathway.  Pick up the 15 bullets for your USP,
  and shoot the rest of the targets.  In front
  of the railing is the PSG1.  Pick it up and flip off the railing.  On
  the ground is an M4.  Equip the M4 and shoot down the panels infront of the
  goal.


  3.iii.c: Level 03
  -----------------
 Description:
  "Use the HANGING-DROP-CATCH move and get to the goal!
   Press the Action button at the right timing while falling and you can
   HANG again!"
 Time Limit:
  2 min 30 sec
 Score Goal:   
  9500
 Equipment:
  None

 Guide:
  There isn't much I can say here.  Timing is very important.  Make sure you
  watch your grip meter.  Before you drop, go into First Person View and look
  down to make sure the ledge below you is actually below you.  There are A
  LOT of mines floating around.  BE CAREFUL!  If a mine hits you it will 
  decrease your grip gauge by a lot.  You might even get Grip Level 2 while 
  doing this.


  3.iii.d: Level 04
  -----------------
 Description:
  "Take out all approaching enemies!
   Do not let them come close to the person lying on the floor!"
 Time Limit:
  3 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  39000
  My Record: 23932
 Enemies:
  26!
 Equipment:
  *PSG1, *PSG1-T, *Pentazemin x5.

 Guide:
  You are on a ledge above a large open space.  In the center of the large open
  space is Meryl.  Equip your PSG1 or PSG1-T and use a Pentazemin, then stay
  focused on Meryl.  When you see an enemy approaching, aim at his head and 
  zoom in.  You may run out of Pentazemin, and if so, you're in trouble.  
  Make sure to keep an eye on the ammount of ammo you have left before 
  needing to reload so you don't need to reload while they are really close!
  Don't shoot Meryl too much either or you will kill her!


  3.iii.e: Level 05
  -----------------
 Description:
  "Take out all enemies in the dark and get to the goal!
   Use items wisely."
 Time Limit:
  6 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  37000
  My Record: 19588
 Enemies:
  6
 Equipment:
  *USP(With Supressor), *M9, *Magazine x7, *AP Sensor, *Scope.
  PSG1, PSG1-T, N.V.G, Therm. G, Pentazemin x5.

 Guide:
  This shouldn't be too much of a problem.  If you make an alert near the 
  beginning, all of the enemies should come looking for you, and you can just
  kill them one by one.  Your USP has a light on it.  The goal is in the 
  top right corner of the area.


  3.iii.f: Level 06
  -----------------
 Description:
  "Get to the goal without being spotted by the gigantic creature!  Watch it
   carefully by standing against the wall, peeking around the corner and get
   through!
   Make good use of the corner view camera!"
 Time Limit:
  3 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  6000
  My Record: 10210
 Equipment:
  None.

 Guide:
  Run forward and hide behind the box until you are sure the guy isn't looking,
  then continue forward and climb the boxes, but don't continue!  The other guy
  is looking!  When he looks away, run forward and around the first hole in the
  floor, then stop at the little wall there and wait until he looks away, then
  continue forward and crouch behind the box waiting for the guy ahead of you 
  to moan.  As soon as he starts moaning, run around the corner and up the 
  stairs.  At the top, hide somewhere in the left portion of the room because 
  the monster is looking in the small window.  As soon as he looks away, run up
  the stairs and stop!  He is now looking through the window on this floor! 
  Turn and watch him in First Person View, then once he looks away, run up the 
  stairs and hide in the room.  Make sure you can see the guard out the far 
  left window, but he can't see you.  Once he isn't looking, run up the stairs
  and go to the goal.


  3.iii.g: Level 07
  -----------------
 Description:
  "ZAKO SURVIVAL
   Take out all enemies!"
 Time Limit:
  20 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  35000
 Equipment:
  Lots

 Guide:
  Snake VS Soldier:
   Enemies: 1
   Pick up EVERYTHING in this level, then just shoot the soldier.

  Snake VS Soldiers:
   Enemies: 8 
   There are 2 or 3 guards with shields that will go into your area, dispose of
   them first.
   Dodge bullets and pick up everything in this level.
   If you NEED a ration, use one.
   In the bottom left corner is a PSG1-T.  Pick it up and use it to snipe
   out the people at the top, then just use whatever other items you have to
   finish off the rest of the people.

  Snake VS Tengus & Soldiers
   Enemies: 18
   There are 7 Tengus that will jump around in your area.  Kill them with some
   kind of explosive, then do the same thing you did in the previous stage.
   Take note that the Blade Tengus are hard to shoot!

  Snake VS Giant Mech Genola
   The walls evaporate and everything goes dark...  Something is in the sky...
   Is it...  MECH GENOLA!?  Oh no!
   This thing is annoying.  It sounds like an Elephant, and continuously shoots
   at you with its eye-beam thing.
   OK, so grab the Stinger from the bottom right corner while trying not to get
   killed by its eye-beams.  Find a good, safe place and shoot a missile at its
   head and it will fall off.  Now that the head is on the ground, shoot it 
   with the Stinger a few times, aiming so that it will fall into the door at
   the back of this level.  Once it falls in, a few exploding things that walk
   will pop out of its head and try to hit you.  Dodge them.  Once they have 
   all exploded, its head will grow back.  Just do the same thing you just did
   by shooting its head off and into the door a few more times and it will die.

 



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| 3.IV PLISKIN  |
 \-=-=-=-=-=-=-/

  3.iv.a: Level 01
  ----------------
 Description:
  "Take out all approaching enemies!
   Don't let the enemies get close to the curry!"
 Time Limit:
  3 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  38000
 Enemies:
  7
 Equipment:
  *PSG1, *PSG1-T, *Pentazemin x5.

 Guide:
  You are on a ledge above a large open space.  In the center of the large open
  space is a bowl of curry.  Equip your PSG1 or PSG1-T and use a Pentazemin, 
  then stay focused on the bowl of curry.  When you see an enemy approaching,
  aim at his head and zoom in.  This is pretty easy after you get the hang of
  it.

  
  3.iv.b: Level 02 
  ----------------
  
 Description:
  "Take out all enemies in the dark and get to the goal!
   Use items wisely."
 Time Limit:
  6 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  40000
 Enemies:
  7
 Equipment:
  *M4, *Magazine x5, *AP Sensor, *Scope.

 Guide:
  This shouldn't be too much of a problem.  If you make an alert near the 
  beginning, all of the enemies should come looking for you, and you can just
  kill them one by one. The goal is in the top right corner of the area.





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| 3.V SNAKE (Tuxedo)  |
 \-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-/

  3.v.a: Level 01
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Take out all approaching enemies!
   Don't let the enemies get close to the noodles!"
 Time Limit:
  3 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  40000
 Enemies:
  20
 Equipment:
  *PSG1, *PSG1-T, *Pentazemin x5.

 Guide:
  You are on a ledge above a large open space.  In the center of the large open
  space is a bowl of noodles.  Equip your gun of choice and use a Pentazemin, 
  then shoot out enemies.  It is pretty simple, seeing as how they all walk in
  single file lines.

  
  3.v.b: Level 02 
  ---------------
 Description:
  "Take out all enemies in the dark and get to the goal!
   Use items wisely."
 Time Limit:
  6 min 00 sec
 Score Goal:
  32000
 Enemies:
  7
 Equipment:
  Lots.

 Guide:
  This shouldn't be too much of a problem.  If you make an alert near the 
  beginning, all of the enemies should come looking for you, and you can just
  kill them one by one. The goal is in the top right corner of the area.





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| 3.VI SNAKE (MGS1)   |
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  Q: I can't see Ninja Raiden, Pliskin, Tuxedo Snake, or MGS1 Snake!  HELP!
  A: They are the "????"s on your character select screen.  
     To get Ninja Raiden, complete 50% of Raiden's missions.
     To get Pliskin, complete 50% of Snake's missions.
     To get Tuxedo Snake, complete 100% of Snake and Pliskin's missions.
     To get MGS1 Snake, complete 100% of Snake, Pliskin, and Tux Snake's
     missions.

  Q: I can't see Variety Mode!  Where is it?  What did you do with it!?
  A: To be able to play variety mode, complete all of the other missions in the
     VR Mission section.

  Q: I did everything your guide said, and I STILL can't beat this mission!
  A: After a while you may get frustrated with a certain mission.  If you have
     tried a lot of times and still can't beat a mission, take a break!  If you
     stop and take a break to calm down, and just forget about the game for 10
     or 20 minutes, the stress will go away.  It usually works for me!
     
  Q: ONO! The Walls/Sky turned Orange/Blue! It hurts my eyes! Save them! 
  A: The color of the VR Missions change with the timer you set on your PS2.
     It changes every so often(don't know when, exactly...  It changes Blue at
     5:00 PM).  If you really can't stand it, turn on your PS2, and at the main
     menu you can change the timer...  =/



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