The Ignition Factor: A Walkthrough 

By: Justin Ammons

Version 2.20, Created on 10/31/03

* This walkthrough is dedicated to all of the firefighters who lost their lives 
on 9/11.
  
Table of Contents:

A) About the game
B) Getting to know the gear
C) Controls
D) Level 1: Pygmalion Products and Bradshaw Steel Mill
E) Level 2: McGlone Mine, Whitney Appliances, and Dino Park
F) Level 3: Paris Mine, Shylock Center, and Gemini Towers
G) Bonus Level: DM Headquarters
H) Level Codes
I) Level Warps

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A) About the game
     
The Ignition Factor is the Super NES game in which you are a firefighter. Your 
main goals are to: 1) rescue as many people and items as possible in the given 
amount of time, and 2) put out as much of the fire as you can. The points you 
get are based on: 1) the amount of time that you have left, 2) the number of 
people rescued, and 3) the items that you bring out. You will also get a 
certain amount of "Event Points" for each stage. If you can get at least 5,000 
points in all of the stages combined, you will be given access to the bonus 
mission. This game was released in 1994 by Jaleco USA. (For those of you who
don't know, this game was actually inspired by the movie Backdraft!) 

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B) Getting to know the gear

The firefighting gear available in this game consists of:

1) Axe: can be used to open doors

2) Rope: can be used to cross areas

3) Oxygen Tank and Mask: will let you breathe in toxic conditions

4) Red Fire Extinguisher: will put out regular (orange) fires

5) Electrical Fire Extinguisher (blue): will put out electrical fires

6) Chemical Fire Extinguisher (green): will put out chemical fires

7) CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Bombs: can put out large areas on fire

8) Pole: can help you check the floor to see if it is safe

9) Plastic Explosives: useful for blowing open or through things

10) Fire Trucks: can be used to clear a path through and/or put out large 
    areas on fire

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C) Controls

A: controls items

B: jump

X: kick

Y: controls extinguishers

L (Left): none

R (Right): allows you to "see through" walls

Start: item screen

Select: map (shows your location, the locations of other firefighters, and the 
locations of people)

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D) Level 1: Pygmalion Products and Bradshaw Steel Mill

Stage 1: Pygmalion Products

# of people to be rescued: 6 (8 possible)
# of items found: 3 (lockbox, first-aid kit, and antique vase)
Time: 10 minutes
Type of fires: chemical
Other firefighters: Jay and Chris
Type of structure: high rise

- The lockbox is located in the upper left corner of the second room from 
Lucy's office, the first-aid kit is given to you by Lucy, and the antique vase 
is located just below the lower right corner of the left most table in the 
room where Ann and Chris are.

Stage 2: Bradshaw Steel Mill

# of people to be rescued: 5 (6 possible)
# of items found: 2 (keycard, dynamite)
Time: 8 minutes
Type of fires: electrical
Other firefighters: Chris and Betty
Type of structure: factory

- The keycard is located in the upper part of the room that is next to the 
room with the red computer and the dynamite is located to the lower right of 
the left most vat of molten iron.

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E) Level 2: McGlone Mine, Whitney Appliances, and Dino Park

Stage 1: McGlone Mine

# of people to be rescued: 7 (8 possible, including Mrs. McGlone)
# of items found: 3 (watch, gold bar, fossil)
Time: 10 minutes
Type of fires: none
Other firefighters: Chris and Nikos
Type of structure: underground mine

- The watch is given to you by the last worker that you rescue, the gold bar 
is located on the left side of the next room up from him (you have to use the 
plastic explosives), and the fossil is located in a small area to the left 
just past the three holes that you have to jump over.

Stage 2: Whitney Appliances

# of people to be rescued: 8
# of items found: 3 (keycard, papers, engagement ring)
Time: 15 minutes
Type of fires: electrical
Other firefighters: Chris and Nikos
Type of structure: factory

- The keycard is located in the room where you activate the red doors, between 
the two computers, the papers are located in the room where the person who 
asks you to "find his engagement ring" is, and the engagement ring itself is 
located in the lower left corner of the boiler room.

Stage 3: Dino Park

# of people to be rescued: 6 (7 possible)
# of items found: 2 (keycard, artifact)
Time: 15 minutes
Type of fires: neither
Other firefighters: Jay and Nikos
Type of structure: museum

- The keycard is located to the north and east of the first person that you 
rescue, just above that exibit and the artifact is located at the lower left 
corner of the second egg case that you come to.

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F) Level 3: Paris Mine, Shylock Center, and Gemini Towers

Stage 1: Paris Mine

# of people to be rescued: 6 (7 possible)
# of items found: 3 (artifact, gold bar, dynamite)
Time: 4 minutes
Type of fires: none
Other firefighters: Chris, Nikos, and Jeff
Type of structure: underground mine

- The artifact is located in the lower left corner of the room where the first 
worker that you rescue is, the gold bar is located to the lower right of the 
big hole (you have to use the pole to see it), and the dynamite is located 
just before the entrance to the large open area where Jeff is.

Stage 2: Shylock Center

# of people to be rescued: 6 (9 possible)
# of items found: 2 (keycard, watch)
Time: 5 minutes
Type of fires: electrical
Other firefighters: Nikos and Jeff
Type of structure: high rise

- The keycard is located in the lower left corner of the large room with all 
of the cubicles, and the watch is located in the upper right corner of the 
conference room.

Stage 3: Gemini Towers

# of people to be rescued: 9 (10 possible)
# of items found: 1 (painting)
Time: 7 minutes
Type of fires: neither
Other firefighters: Nikos and Betty
Type of structure: high rise

- The painting is located between two plants on the wall that is north of the 
entrance.

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G) Bonus Level: DM Headquarters (you must have scored at least 5,000 points 
   in all 8 stages combined)

DM Headquarters

# of people to be rescued: 5
# of items found: 3 (2 keycards, papers)
Time: 7 minutes
Type of fires: chemical
Other firefighters: captain
Type of structure: factory

- The captain gives you one of the keycards, and the other is located near the 
upper left corner of the center row of tanks in the northern-most room with 
tanks. The papers are given to you by the last person that you rescue.

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* Note: If you have found any items that are not listed, please email me at 
Fishinman513@Juno.com and I will add them. Thanks, Justin.

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H) Level Codes

Second Level (McGlone Mine, Whitney Appliances, Dino Park): 8SK4 400Q 9606 D192

Second Level, Last Stage (Dino Park): NT18 805L 8VDG D353

Third Level (Paris Mine, Shylock Center, Gemini Towers): 8T10 D07Q TWDB J193

Bonus Level (DM Headquarters): XV10 P0!4 LND9 Z403

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I) Level Warps

Second Level (McGlone Mine, Whitney Appliances, Dino Park): 

Hold R on controller two and press Start on controller one at the title screen

Third Level (Paris Mine, Shylock Center, Gemini Towers): 

Hold L on controller two and press Start on controller one at the title screen

Bonus Level (DM Headquarters): 

Hold L and R on controller two and press Start on controller one at the title 
screen