Robot Factory (Hard) Guide by funkytoad

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 01/20/03 | Printable Version

TimeSplitters 2 (Gamecube)
Robot Factory (Hard) Guide
By Erik-McLennan-Funkytoad
Version 1.0

Table Of Contents

Hello, and welcome to my Robot Factory (Hard) Guide. My name is 
Funkytoad, and I'm an avid gamer. I wrote this walkthrough, 
because all of the TimeSplitters 2 message boards that I go to 
seem to have a lot of people who are stuck on Robot Factory, on 
Hard. I found this level to be reasonably easy, so I'm writing 
this, in hopes that I can facilitate the lives of some other 
people out there ^_^

Keep in mind, while reading this guy, that this is not going to be 
a step by step, hold your hand for every and every enemy type 
walkthrough. I'm assuming that you've already beaten Robot Factory 
on Normal and Easy, and have a general idea of where most things 
are, and what you need to do. What this guide does, it gives a 
basic walkthrough of the level, and gives some easy strategies for 
the harder parts of the level. With that said, let's go to the 

Okay, start off in the first room, dash out, and turn left, juking and 
dodging, to avoid all of the lasers and such. Continue until you get to 
the room with the scanner, and wait behind the crates on the left. When 
the scanner hits the crates, run to the other side of the room, and 
switch it to defense. When it comes back it will kill most of those 
chassis bots, and you can kill the stray 1 or 2. After that, go get the 
armor, plasma grenades, and switch on the bridge. Kill the chassis bots 
that appear, then turn the scanner to detection mode. Run back to the 
first room, and get the attention of the load of chassis bots, and the 
sentry bot, then dash back and turn the scanner to defense. Now wait 
around the corner until you hear everything die. The sentry bot will 
take a little while, but as long as you can hear his footsteps, he's 
coming. Obviously, switch it back to detection before you run through it 
again. Now then, the idea is to keep progressing through the level, and 
whenever you see enemies, run back to the scanner, and switch it to 
defense. Unless of course it's just a chassis bot or 2... For the 
turrets/walking turrets, you can kill them easily with your scifi 
handgun, simply by dodging back and forth. After you've crossed the 
bridge, and collected the electrotool, you're done with the scanner, 
unless you want to wait a REALLY long time for sentry bots to get there. 
However, I believe there are only 1 or 2 sentry bots until the 
checkpoint. As for armor and such, there is TONS in this level, so 
whenever you have 0 armor, take one. For the room where you destroy the 
first node, and then tons of chassis bots appear, use the electrotool to 
stun them, and grenade to take them out in bulk. Anyhow, eventually 
you'll get to a room with a sentry bot, and a walking turret in it, as 
well as some armor, and a node hidden on the left hand side. Kill the 
sentry bot with a grenade, and a blast of the laser, then dispatch the 
turret. I don't remember for sure whether the 3rd node is before or 
after this, but it's the one where you control the railbot, and take out 
the 3 bases to the shield on the node. AAAAnyhow, not too far off, 
you'll get to the checkpoint! Even if you only have the tiniest sliver 
of health at this point, don't worry, that's how much I had, and you can 
make it to the boss with full armor, no problem. 

Okay, in the room after the checkpoint, you can do it the lazy way, or 
the quicker way. I generally do it the quicker way. There are 2 walking 
turrets, and 2 bomb bot thingies. I just take them all out with the 
scifi handgun, but you could use the railbot if you want to. Anyhow, 
once you kill them, take out the plasma autorifle, and grenade the 
sentrybot that will warp in, and book it back to the console for the 
rail bot. Finish him off with the rail bot, and continue. In the next 
room, there are 2 sentry bots, and about 4 chassis bots. Get everyone's 
attention, then run back to the console. Using the handgun, or the 
autorifle, dispatch the chassis bots as they run for you, then get on 
the console, and wait for the 2 sentry bots to come. Have the rail bot 
sitting at the exit to the room, and as soon as you can see the feet of 
a sentry bot, start shooting, and dont stop til he's dead. They'll never 
even make it into the room. Once those 2 are dead, get into the room 
they were in, take the armor if you need it, and start to go up the 
ramp. A chassis bot will warp in up above, so kill him. Now dispose of 
the walking turret on the ramp, and go up. There is a turret right by 
the console, so kill it. Now activate the console, then use the 
electrotool to kill the node. As soon as you do so, pause, switch to 
plasma, and grenade the left and right forks (a chassisbot will appear 
in each spot) then move back. Kill any chassis bots that lived with the 
autorifle (tehre will be 6 in total I think). Now then, we're about to 
do the hardest room in the level...however, I find it pretty damn 
simple. From the crane console, go left, and past the next console with 
your laser out. Look across to the right hand side of the level, to the 
sentry bot, and hit him with 2 almost full charged shots. This should 
drop him without being noticed. Now, there are 2 more sentry bots, 
directly across the room from you, one high, and one low. Charge a 
laser, strafe out, and shoot the high one, then get back, because one or 
the other will be firing a rocket probably. Now go back out, and hit him 
with a 2nd laser, and he'll fall. Do the same for the lower one. Now you 
can hit the console you just passed. Continue across the walkway through 
the room, and then down the ramps. You'll get to a walking turret, so 
kill it with the handgun. Now, turn around, and there will be armor if 
you need it (if you have less than half, I suggest you take it). Across 
from here is the retroracer cart, if you want it. Now go up the other 
ramp, and across the ramp. Notice there is more armor over here. This is 
saved for later. Kill the 2 walking turrets in here with the handgun, 
and take the electrotool if you want, then proceed to the exit near the 
final walking turret. Go past the console, and grab the homing launcher. 
Plant a grenade on the green forcefield, and wait for it to blow. 
Activate the console you just passed. Now then, the node will be 
destroyed in about 1 minute, or less, so run like hell back to the 
railbot console, and keep the aimer of the railbot trained on the way 
you just came from (same way you killed the sentry bots before). 

Zoom in on the VERY spot that you'll first see the enemies coming in, 
and hold R. Eventually a surge of chassis bots will come. You should 
keep killing them as they enter, but if any get through, change to your 
handgun, and just wait for them to come to you, and kill them one by 
one, using the wall for cover. The good part to this is, every single 
chassis bot will get there, before the first sentry bot arrives. Once 
there seems to be no more chassis bots coming, and the footsteps are 
getting pretty loud, get on the console. Keep the aimer trained on that 
spot, and just wait it out. There are 6 sentry bots to kill. You need 
to be patient, they WILL come. After they're all gone, go back to the 
very large room, and take the final armor, regardless of how much you 
have...this is the final stretch. Go to the machinists room (I assume 
you know where that is), and as soon as you're in, run to the alcove on 
the right, kill the chassis bot with plasma shots, grab the homing 
rockets, kill the chassis bot across the room, then back as far away as 
you can from the machinist, while in this little alcove. This way, he 
CANNOT hit you. Now then, just hit him with all of your plasma ammo, 
and all of your grenades, and if he's still alive, hit him with homing 
rockets. Chassis bots will reappear every once in a while, so kill both 
of them, and take the closer one's plasma ammo. Once the machinist is 
done, just run like hell to the crystal, then run back down and go 
through the portal...

Voila! Now you've beaten Robot Factory, on Hard! After this, all 
you've got is Space Station, which should only take about 10-15 
minutes anyhow, and then you'll unlock the Site, and Unlimited 
Ammo. Woohoo ^_^ I hope this guide has helped you very much ^_^ 

Btw, if anyone wants to contact me, my e-mail is at the top. 
Comments, strategies, etc are welcome ^_^


Free Radical-For making this awesome game =D

Nintendo-Dunno, for some reason, it says nintendo on the box, so I 
figure I'll credit them, just to cover my ass. *shrug*

CJayC-For running such an Uber1337 site 8D

Monkeys-Well, if there weren't any monkeys in the game, no one 
would buy it, so....woo monkeys!

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plagiarize, got it? I'll sue yer ass faster than you can call for 
your mommy. The only thing I own is this guide. All characters, 
trademarks etc, are owned by HAL and nintendo.