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    Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
    FAQ/Achievement Guide V1.1
    Written by Paul Acevedo
    Created on: 06/13/08
    Updated on: 08/08/08
    
    Contents:
    1.  Introduction
    2.  Version History
    3.  Controls
    4.  Characters
    5.  Items
    6.  Gameplay Tips
    7.  Achievements
    8.  Unlockables, Cheats, and Glitches
    9.  Special Thanks
    10. Contact Information
    
    
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    1. Introduction
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    This FAQ and Achievement Guide covers Wolf of the Battlefield:
    Commando 3 for Xbox 360. Most of this information applies to the
    Playstation 3 version as well.
    
    Commando is a single-player top-down, run and gun shooter released 
    in arcades in 1985. The game starred Super Joe, who went on to play
    a bit part in the original Bionic Commando. Commando was ported to
    NES and several computer systems. In Japan it is known as Wolf of 
    the Battlefield.
    
    Mercs, AKA Wolf of the Battlefield 2, hit arcades in 1990. Improving
    on its predecessor in every way, Mercs is a three-player action
    tour-de-force. The protagonists are collectively known as the Wolf
    Force. Oddly, there is no storyline connection to the first game.
    Single-player Sega Genesis and Master System ports followed the
    arcade release.
    
    Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is the latest game in the series.
    It can be downloaded for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for $10.
    Commando 3 retains many elements from its predecessors, including the 
    rescuing of POWs from part 1 and the three-player gameplay and
    controllable vehicles from Mercs. Like Mercs, Commando 3 has no
    storyline connection to previous games. Poor Super Joe.
    
    
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    2. Version history
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    06/13/08  Version 0.8a FAQ created.
    07/04/08  Version 1.0 update. Achievements info added. Cheats 
              and Special Thanks sections updated. Typos corrected. 
              FAQ completed. Swish!
    08/08/08  Version 1.1 update. What a cool day to update!
              Updated the cheat description since it no longer works
              and fixed a few minor things.
    
    
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    3. Controls
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    Xbox 360 Controls:
    
    Left Stick: Movement
    Right Stick: Aim and fire
    Right Trigger: Throw grenades (hold to throw farther)
    Right Bumper: Throw grenades (hold to throw farther)
    Left Trigger: M-Crash/Exit vehicle
    Left Bumper: Exit vehicle
    
    Playstation 3 Controls:
    
    Left Stick: Movement
    Right Stick: Aim and fire
    R2: Throw grenades (hold to throw farther)
    R1: Throw grenades (hold to throw farther)
    L2: M-Crash/Exit vehicle
    L1: Exit vehicle
    
    
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    4. Characters
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    Wolf (blue)
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    -Life: 4   Speed: 4   Grenades: 4
    -Wolf is an all-around great guy.
    
    Coyote (red)
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    -Life: 5   Speed: 4   Grenades: 3
    -Coyote is the easiest character to play due to his life meter, which
     is large and in charge. Just make sure you save a grenade or two
     for the secret areas.
    
    Fox (green)
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    -Life: 3   Speed: 5   Grenades: 5
    -Fox is the most challenging character to play since here life is so
     low. Still, she can move, baby.
    
    
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    5. Items
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    Weapons: These can be powered up by collecting the same item twice.
    
    Machine Gun (blue)
    -The machine gun is the default weapon and really the best all-around
     gun due to its range and rate of fire.
    
    Spread Shot (green)
    -The spread shot is less useful than you might expect because of
     its terribly short range.
    
    Flame Thrower (orange)
    -This gun has an excellent rate of fire but relatively weak damage.
    
    Rocket Launcher (red)
    -The rocket launcher is slow, but its shots do a tremendous amount
     of splash damage. It does not appear until near the end of Mission 
     2.
    
    Items:
    
    Medals:
    -These give you points. Points are good for the soul.
    
    Badges:
    -These increase your score multiplier.
    
    POW:
    -These increase the strength of your weapon. When you die, you
     will drop only one POW icon, no matter how many you collected
     prior to being killed.
    
    Grenades:
    -This item completely refills your grenades, up to your character's
     maximum limit.
    
    M-Crash:
    -This briefcase-looking item adds one M-Crash special attack
     to your inventory.
    
    Health:
    -These come in multiple sizes, refilling a lot or a little health.
    
    Life-bar Increase:
    -This refills your health and extends your life bar. The more you
     have, the longer it gets.
    
    Vehicles and Turrets:
    Just approach a vehicle or turret to get in it. Turrets can only
    hold one person, while jeeps and tanks seat three. Each vehicle
    can sustain a fixed amount of damage before it explodes, but
    the explosion does not hurt players. Tanks do not appear until 
    Mission 5.
    
    
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    6. Gameplay Tips
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    -In single-player, the rocket launcher is too slow to do you
     much good. However, it's killer on bosses. Make sure you pick one
     up right before the final boss.
    
    -In multiplayer, one person should carry a rocket launcher while
     the other players use faster weapons.
    
    -Throwing grenades farther than the default distance takes time
     and will often get you shot. Just run up and grenade targets
     whenever possible.
    
    -It is often better to run through missions as quickly as you can 
     rather than trying to kill every enemy. They tend to endlessly 
     respawn, you know. Just make sure you don't pass up the hostages
     and secret areas prior to earning their Achievements.
    
    -Don't forget to use your M-Crash attacks before dying. You get
     more when you respawn.
    
    -Instead of immediately spamming your M-Crashes during boss fights,
     wait until the boss is firing at you. The M-Crash will eliminate
     the boss' fire, helping you avoid damage.
    
    
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    9. Achievements
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    These are listed according to their difficulty and how many players
    are required to unlock them. All Achievements but Veteran and 
    Mercenary can be unlocked on any difficulty level. All Achievements
    can be unlocked in local multiplayer or online.
    
    Single- or Multiplayer:
    
    Reckless Driver: 20 Points
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    Just hop in a vehicle and run over 40 enemies. You can easily do this
    in Mission 1. If multiple players are in the vehicle, everyone
    will earn the Achievement.
    
    
    One Man Army: 7 Points
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    Simply kill 200 enemies. You can do this in Mission 1 if you stick
    around long enough.
    
    
    Brasso: 10 Points
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    Get a 12X Score multiplier. This requires you to avoid being hit for
    a while, so wimpier players may have a little trouble. Still, you
    can easily increase your multiplier by killing enemies from a turret 
    or vehicle.
    
    
    Hero: 10 Points
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    Get a 24X Score multiplier. Like I said, use a turret or vehicle
    if your reflexes aren't up to getting this on foot.
    
    
    Humanitarian: 10 Points
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    Save 25 prisoners. Just shoot a prisoner's cage until he is released.
    You should get this one during the second mission.
    
    
    Sleuth: 20 Points
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    Find all 10 secret areas. There are two per level, and you must 
    grenade certain walls to find them. You have to find them all in
    one playthrough.
    
     -Mission 1
       1: Just after the start of the Vehicle Section, look for a red 
          flower on the left wall.
       2: Immediately after the vehicle section ends, grenade the flower 
          on the left wall.
    
     -Mission 2
       1: At the beginning of the level, between the first two prisoner
          cells, a blue flame marks the left wall.
       2: About 2/3 of the way through the level, near the end of the 
          canyon, some tank tracks lead into the wall on the left. 
          An enemy vehicle attacks form the right side as you approach.
    
     -Mission 3
       1: After riding the 1st flying platform, you'll soon come to a statue 
          that you must detroy to enter the temple area. An APC attacks. To 
          the left of it is a detructible statue, leading to the 1st secret 
          area.
          Contains: Health Up!
       2: Shortly afterwards, you'll walk right past a wall where troops 
          throw grenades at you, but you can't hit them until you walk around 
          the wall. Walk slightly north and there will be a blue circle on 
          the right wall.
          Contains: 2 prisoners, 3 medals, health
    
     -Mission 4
       1: After the section with the raised wooden planks, you'll gain access 
          to the first turret. There is an enemy barracks just northeast of 
          the turret. The hidden area is found in the right wall immediately 
          above the barracks.
          Contains: Medals, badge
       2: At the very last bit of the swamp, just prior to entering the base, 
          there's a wall on the left with blue barrels on top of it.
          Contains: Score multiplier, 3 medals, grenades
    
     -Mission 5
       1: At the mission start, it's the third building (the one with flags 
          on its face) up on the left.
          Contains: 4 medals, flamethrower, prisoner, grenades, enemy barracks
       2: Once you get the 1st tank, go north until you see a building on 
          the left with flags on its face. Hop out of the tank and grenade it.
    
    
    Freedom: 25 Points
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    Rescue every prisoner in the game. This requires finding the secret 
    areas in Missions 1-3 and 5. You have to do it all in one playthrough,
    like a man.
      Mission 2: 30 prisoners
      Mission 3: 12 prisoners
      Mission 4:  9 prisoners
      Mission 5: 14 prisoners
    
    
    Madman: 30 Points
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    You have to get a 24x score multiplier in every level, all in one
    playthrough. Use vehicles or turrets to effortlessly increase your 
    multiplier.
    
    
    Veteran: 7 Points
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    Beat the game on Black Ops difficulty. This is much easier in
    single-player than multiplayer. You have to beat the whole game
    from start to finish in a single playthrough. You can do it!
    
    
    Mercenary: 15 Points
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    Beat the game on Suicide Mission difficulty. Remember to spring 
    through the game as much as possible. Don't pass up the secret areas 
    though, as they contain useful items. Whenever your life is 
    dangerously low, use M-Crash attacks to help you live a little 
    longer. Beating the game on Suicide Mission does not unlock the
    Veteran Achievement, sadly.
    
    
    Multiplayer Only:
    
    Armored Attack: 6 Points
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    All 3 players must enter the tank in Mission 5. You can use the
    Mission Select (after unlocking it) to easily get this one.
    
    
    Combined Assault: 40 Points
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    Beat the entire game with another player in one playthrough. 
    This is tough since you must share lives and enemies fire way 
    more bullets in multiplayer. Make sure you're good enough to beat 
    the game by yourself and then find a decent partner! Avoid using 
    Fox in two-player games since she is an expert character. The good 
    news is that only one player has to actually survive the last 
    boss - everyone will get the Achievement.
    
    
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    8. Unlockables, Cheats, and Glitches
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    Mission Select:
    -Beat the game on any difficulty to unlock this. Note that when
     selecting a mission, you will be unable to earn the Humanitarian, 
     Madman, Mercenary, Sleuth, Veteran, and Combined Assault 
     Achievements.
    
    Cheats:
    -The following cheat has been disabled by a software patch. I 
     include it here for reference only:
    
     The Xbox 360 version has an online multiplayer-only cheat that
     makes things about a million times easier. At any time during online
     multiplayer, press the Guide button to bring up the Xbox 360
     system menu. Press Guide, Back, or B to close to the menu. Then just
     resume the game. Your health, grenades, and M-Crashes will be 
     refilled. Kind of takes the sport out of things, dontcha think?
    
    Glitches:
    -The Xbox 360 version has a sound glitch where the machine gun sound
     effect sometimes continues to fire even when the player has stopped 
     shooting. This happened all through the ending credits for me once.
     It was very annoying. And why isn't there any ending music, Backbone 
     Entertainment?
    
    -Another Xbox 360 glitch involves the screen refusing to scroll
     any further, preventing the player from progressing through the
     level. If you can manage to kill your character when this happens,
     the screen will probably resume scrolling as usual.
    
    
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    9. Special Thanks
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    -Thanks to Xbox Live member Beldryn for finding many of the
     secret areas.
    -Thanks to Paul Haapanen for discovering the screen-scrolling glitch.
    -Thank you Xbox Live member DeathHeadsSkull for confirming
     the online multiplayer cheat (and everyone else who figured it
     out as well).
    
    
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    10. Contact Information
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    I'd love to receive your suggestions and questions. I can be slow
    to answer my FAQ email, so use Xbox Live messages if you are in a 
    hurry. Please do not send me a friend request without introducing
    yourself first!
    
    Email: eastfaqs at gmail dot com
    Xbox Live Gamertag: EastX
    Sega Saturn Net Link Handle: Eastman
    
    WOTB: Commando 3 copyright 2008 Capcom
    
    This document is copyright 2008 by Paul Acevedo. It may not be posted
    anywhere but gamefaqs.com, ign.com, and achieve360points.com without 
    permission. Learn to draw, Arvin Bautista!
    
    

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