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    Def Jam: Fight for NY 
    Milestones - By Psydeath
    Copyright 2004 Kenton Putzlocher
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web 
    site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation 
    of copyright.
    Table of Contents
    1. - Version History
    2. - What are milestones?
    3. - How to unlock them
    4. - Before we begin
    5. - Upper Body Milestones
     5a. - 100 Punches
     5b. - 5000 Punches
    6. - Lower Body Milestones
     6a. - 100 Kicks
     6b. - 5000 Kicks
    7. - Speed
     7a. - 250 Running Attacks
     7b. - Running for 250 seconds
    8. - Toughness
     8a. - 1 Big Comeback Bonus
     8b. - 4 Close One Bonuses (?)
    9. - Health
     9a. - 5 Perfect Match Bonuses
     9b. - 500 Blocks + 100 Counters
    10. - Charisma
     10a. - 25 Crowd Double-Team Moves
     10b. - 250 Environmental Attacks
     10c. - 5 Crowd Favorite Bonuses
     10d. - 5 Blazin' Moves
     10e. - Finish Story Mode
    11. - Closing
    1. - Version 1.00 - October 23, 2004
         - Initial writing of the guide
       - Version 1.01 - November 27, 2004
         - Added alt. method for 5000 punches/kicks
         - Added plea for people not to email me about general gameplay
    2. - What are milestones?
    Milestones are bonuses that add to your stats. For example: if 2 of the exact 
    same characters were maxed in stats but one had more milestones than the other, 
    he would be stronger. If you want to see this for yourself go make 2 characters 
    in story mode with the same fighting style then get one character to unlock a 
    milestone and compare his stats on the choose fighter screen in battle mode, 
    they will be higher than the character with no milestones. They are shown in 
    the Gym in story mode where you add points to your stats. They are represented 
    by dots and a percentage, each dot is worth 20%. There are 5 milestones per 
    stat equaling in 100% for each stat. The dots are filled in when you unlock a 
    milestone. The game never tells you when you unlock a milestone so you must 
    constantly check back in story mode to see if it's unlocked.
    3. - How to unlock them
    Milestones are unlocked by completing certain objectives such as doing a 
    certain move a certain amount of times or getting a certain amount of bonuses. 
    To unlock the milestones you need to do the following:
    Upper Body - 
    40% - Learn Street Fighting Style
    20% - Learn Wrestling Style
    20% - Land 100 Punches
    20% - Land 5000 Punches
    Lower Body - 
    40% - Learn Kickboxing Style
    20% - Learn Submissions Style
    20% - Land 100 Kicks
    20% - Land 5000 Kicks
    Speed - 
    40% - Learn Martial Arts Style
    20% - Learn Kickboxing Style
    20% - Land 250 Running Attacks
    20% - Run for 250 Seconds
    Toughness - 
    40% - Learn Wrestling Style
    20% - Learn Street Fighting Style
    20% - Record 1 Big Comeback Bonus
    20% - Record 4 Close One Bonuses (See toughness section)
    Health - 
    40% - Learn Submissions Style
    20% - Learn Martial Arts Style
    20% - Record 5 Perfect Match bonuses
    20% - Successfully Block 500 Attacks + Successfully Counter 100 Attacks
    Charisma (hidden) - 
    20% - Record 25 Crowd Double-Team Moves
    20% - Record 250 Environmental Attacks
    20% - Record 5 Crowd Favorite Bonuses
    20% - Perform 5 Blazin' Moves
    20% - Finish Story Mode
    This guide will go into detail about the easiest ways to get all these bonuses.
    4. - Before We Begin
    Make sure you have 2 controllers. The time it would take without 2 controllers 
    would really suck. You take player 1 and leave the second controller on the 
    ground as a dummy for you to beat up on. Getting all the milestones as fast as 
    possible still takes a long time but without 2 controllers I guess it would 
    take four times as long, I don't even want to think about that. A general 
    understanding of the game is required for this guide; I hope you know how to do 
    moves. All of the unlocking can be done in Battle mode (which is multiplayer by 
    the way) so no need to go against any of the computer opponents in this. I 
    recommend only doing 1 milestone per stat per match just so you know which 
    milestone you got. So you can do 1 milestone from each stat per match if you'd 
    like. Once you think you've completed a milestone go check your character in 
    single player and see if you got the milestone. If you didn't, then go do 
    another match and do some more of the requirements. The requirements do not 
    have to be filled in 1 match. Just as long as you save your character you can 
    take as many matches as you want to do these. I would also suggest doing a bit 
    more then the requirements just to be sure so you don't have to waste 5 minutes 
    doing a fight for a few measly punches.
    5. - Upper Body Milestones
    You can get 2 milestones from learning the streetfighting fighting style and 1 
    milestone from learning the wrestling fighting style.
     5a. - 100 Punches
    Punching a guy (or girl) 100 times is extremely easy and can be done in about a 
    minute and a half. Basically just punch once and don't go into a combo, I found 
    it was faster just to do single punches one after another then go into combos 
    and have to pick the other player up, but I didn't extensively test this so if 
    you figure out that your fighting style is faster with the combos then just do 
    that. If you can count to 100 you've got it. Punch 'em 10 extra times just for 
    good measure just incase you miscounted. The punches must be done while 
    standing up, they do not count if the enemy is on the ground and you do a 
    ground attack, he must be on his feet.
     5b. - 5000 Punches
    Well punching someone 5000 times is easy but extremely long and boring. Don't 
    bother counting with this one. If you want to know how long it will take you 
    what you can do is punch the other character for a minute and see how many 
    punches you can get off. Then just open up your calculator and do 5000/(your 
    number). I did about 60 punches per minute so that's 83 minutes of punching. 
    Yes I know it's not cool but you want to be strong right?
    *User Submitted - Quen*
    I know a REAL easy way you can get 5000 kicks/punches without being there  to 
    land every single punch/kick. heres what you need..
    2 Controllers (One of them has to be Turbo)
    A rubber band, maybe even 2. (to hold down the punch/kick  button)
    Anyway heres what you do: plug in controller 1 as the turbo  controller, and 
    then the second controller neutral. now choose your created fighter and any 
    other character (still neutral) and then start the battle (maybe in a cage 
    so no one gets pushed back). when the battle starts, pause the game, turn the 
    Turbo on, and then wrap the rubber band around the punch/kick button. then on 
    the second controller, get another rubber band (or wrap the controller cord) 
    so the Left Analog stick/Thumb Stick makes the 2nd player move in any 
    direction and gets up automatically so you dont worry about punching/stomping
    him to death. after doing that you can go to sleep, go to work, go to school, 
    maybe even grocery shopping. when you come  back, the Kicks/punches should 
    accumulate by a mile when you get back. so just  KO your opponent (whatever way
    you feel like) and then go to story mode. you should have the milestone then. 
    dont forget to turn your Rumble/Vibration  off
    6. - Lower Body Milestones
    You can get 2 milestones for learning the kickboxing fighting style and 1 
    milestone for learning the submissions fighting style.
     6a. - 100 Kicks
    If you read the upper body milestones then you basically know how to get this. 
    Both characters must be standing up for the kicks to count.
     6b. - 5000 Kicks
    Read the upper body milestones, it's the same idea, just a different button. 
    Depending on your fighting style, the time it takes may vary.
    7. - Speed
    You can get 2 milestones from learning the martial arts fighting style and 1 
    milestone from learning the kickboxing fighting style.
     7a. - 250 Running Attacks
    This basically consists of you taking 2 steps back and doing a running attack 
    at the other character and knocking him down. Pick him back up again and 
    repeat. Only 248 more to go!
     7b. - Running for 250 seconds
    This should be done after the 250 running attacks milestone because that will 
    build up some running time. You have to be efficient. If your doing these 
    milestones in order then this will be the first one you have that requires a 
    little more involvement. You can't run forever, no that would be too easy, the 
    amount of time you can run is based off how close you are until you get a 
    blaze. The bar is also like a stamina bar for running and when you run you use 
    it up, don't worry, when you run you don't actually lose your bar. We want to 
    run for longer periods of time so what you have to do if beat up the other 
    character until your character is ready to blaze. But don't blaze just yet, you 
    now have unlimited stamina so start running across the arena side to side. In 
    about 35 seconds this mode will wear off so before it does activate blaze mode 
    and you now can run until blaze mode wears off which is also roughly 35 
    seconds. Its not easy keeping track of how many seconds you've ran for so I 
    wouldn't bother, just make some good judgment of how much time you've spent and 
    then end the match and check to see if you got the milestone. I would say do 5 
    blazes, which is 70 seconds of unlimited stamina and id guess about 50 of those 
    seconds are where you are actually running. 
    8. - Toughness
    You can get 2 milestones from learning the wrestling fighting style and 1 
    milestone from learning the streetfighting fighting style. The toughness 
    requirements are a bit of a mystery and kind of screwy. It was initially 
    thought that the requirements were 25 big comeback bonuses and 10 last man 
    standing bonuses but we now know that's not the case. But wait there's more. If 
    you get 1 of these milestones you cannot get the other. So toughness cannot be 
     8a. - 1 Big Comeback Bonus
    To get this bonus you must regain 40% or more of your health after your health 
    was in the red zone. So basically have the other character beat you up until 
    your health is in the red then take your character and beat him to death for 
    hurting you. You most likely will have all your health regained by the time you 
    defeat the other character but if not then just wait till it regains. After the 
    match it will show the screen where it has all your bonuses and how much money 
    you got for the match. In those bonuses there should be a big comeback bonus. 
    That's all there is to it. This is a lot easier then the 25 some people thought 
    they had to do, including me.
     8b. - 4 Close One Bonuses (?)
    Now this bonus is still mostly a mystery. Since you can only get one of these 2 
    bonuses I would suggest you get the big comeback, since it only takes 1 match. 
    But if you would like to do this one then go ahead, but I'm still not 
    completely sure if this is even the right condition because I did get the 
    milestone for this but other people have taken 5 close one bonuses to get the 
    milestone so I'm pretty sure its not the close one bonus at all, but when you 
    go for the bonus your milestone will show up. If anyone has any info on this 
    please contact me. Anyways, here's how to do it. A close one bonus is awarded 
    for defeating your opponent when you are in the red zone. So basically what you 
    have to do is get your character so beat up that he can't regain any health and 
    he is in permanent red zone because if he can still regain health he will do it 
    fast and most likely get out of the red zone before you defeat your opponent. 
    The bonus will show up after the match the same way the big comeback bonus did. 
    Do this 4 or 5 times and check if you got a milestone for it. If you let your 
    health recharge too much then you will get a big comeback bonus and then you 
    will be unable to get the milestone for this. And don't bother getting 3 close 
    ones and then on your fourth match getting a big comeback and a close one 
    bonus, it still doesn't let you have both.
    9. - Health
    You can get 2 milestones from learning the submissions fighting style and 1 
    milestone from learning the martial arts fighting style.
     9a. - 5 Perfect Match Bonuses
    This bonus might already be complete if you did 5 matches without getting hurt. 
    If you did this guide in order you probably already have this. If not then just 
    win 5 matches without taking any damage by just beating up on your second 
    unmanned controller. The bonuses show up after you have won the match on the 
    screen where it shows how much money you gain from the match.
     9b. - 500 Blocks + 100 Counters
    This is sort of a 2 part milestone. The whole thing is easier if you have 
    another person able to pick up the second controller and help you do these. If 
    not then have 1 hand on your characters controller holding the block button so 
    you're constantly blocking. You can take the button down if you'd like. Then 
    just get the other controller to keep attacking you. Its only 500 attacks so it 
    won't take too long, maybe 10 minutes, but I didn't count. The countering takes 
    a little more effort. To counter an attack you must have your character press 
    the direction you are facing then quickly press block slightly after you press 
    the direction. This is almost the same as pressing it at the same time but you 
    must press the stick first or else the counter won't happen. It just takes some 
    practice. If done correctly your character will do a counter animation. You can 
    try this out without having your opponent near you. You must counter a punch or 
    kick from your opponent 100 times. This is all about timing. If you don't have 
    another person to man the second controller here's what you do (note I am using 
    the ps2 controller, so the Xbox controller will be a different method): take 
    controller 1 (your character) in your dominant hand and place your thumb on the 
    left thumb stick, then take your index finger (the one right beside the thumb) 
    and place it on r1 which is the block button. Wrap the rest of your hand around 
    the right grip of the controller. So this should enable you to press the thumb 
    stick right and r1 easily. With your other hand have the second controller on 
    the floor in front of you and you can now tap the attack button easily. Now 
    position your character so that he is facing right just because it's easier to 
    press right on the thumb stick than any other direction. Press the attack 
    button on the second controller and as soon as you do that, try to counter it 
    with your character. It takes some practice to get the timing right but at 
    least its only 100 counters. This is much easier with another person helping 
    you out. If you successfully counter an attack your character will do a move on 
    the other one and may knock him down. Position yourself so you are facing right 
    again and pick him up and do it again.
    10. - Charisma
    Charisma is a hidden stat so you can't actually check if you achieved the 
    milestones or not. The only way I know of checking your charisma is by going 
    into battle mode and looking at your characters stats. Charisma is not only 
    affected by milestones though, so don't use this bar to judge how many 
    milestones you have gotten. Just make a guess as to how many you completed.
     10a. - 25 Crowd Double-Team Moves
    This is pretty easy. Just grapple your opponent and throw him into the crowd 
    and he will bounce back and you will do a move on him. 25 of these and you're 
     10b. - 250 Environmental Attacks
    Environmental attacks are when you throw your opponent into an object in the 
    environment and proceed to smash his face into it by doing another grapple when 
    he is against the object. 250 seems kind of steep mainly because you can easily 
    k.o. your opponent with these. So if you really want to do this I would suggest 
    picking a character with high toughness and health just so you can do more of 
    these in a match. Once your opponent is in the red, let his health regenerate 
    or else 1 more environmental attack will finish him.
     10c. - 5 Crowd Favorite Bonuses
    This bonus can be won by having the crowd on your side by the end of the match. 
    Basically an easy way of doing this is by beating up your opponent pretty 
    quickly and you must use at least 1 weapon attack during the match. A good 
    arena to do this is the foundation because they have bottles on the speakers so 
    that's a quick weapon. The bonus shows up after the match where it shows how 
    much money you gained from the match.
     10d. - 5 Blazin' Moves
    Do 5 blazin' moves. This might take 2 or 3 matches. If you don't know how to do 
    these then I'm amazed because if you're doing these milestones and you have a 
    custom character, so that means you did the weak little tutorial they gave you 
    where it tells you how to do a blazin' move.
     10e. - Finish Story Mode
    Beat story mode with your custom character. Pretty much self explanatory.
    11. - Closing
    I hoped you enjoyed this guide and can learn more about the game from it
    Thanks to Ersk316 for info on the milestone requirements.
    Thanks to Camel Rider for info on the bonuses.
    Thanks to Quen for submitting a punch/kick method.
    Special thanks to TPJr and the people from the Xbox board in finding more info 
    about the toughness requirements.
    My email address is psydeath@hotmail.com so email me if you have any questions 
    or info about the toughness stuff. DO NOT EMAIL ME ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN 
    MILESTONES. If you have a question about gameplay look at general faqs or ask 
    in the message boards.
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    Copyright 2004, Kenton Putzlocher

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