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                            True Crime: Streets of LA
                            FAQ/Walkthrough
                            For Microsoft XBOX
    
                            Written by: griffytino
                            E-mail: griffytino@aol.com
                            Version: 1.0
                            Date: 12/5/03
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I.	Introduction
    II.	Controls
    III.	Characters
    IV.	Basics of Shooting
    V.	Walkthrough
       A.    Chapter I-Triad Violence
         1.	     Shooting Practice
         2.	     Rushing to E.O.D.
         3.	     Driving for Chow
         4.	     Triad Muscle
         5.	     Finale: Rosie Trouble
         6.	     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      B.	Chapter II-Mean Streets
         1.	     Cruising for Leads
         2.	     Dojo Attacker
         3.	     Red Lantern Rush
         4.	     Bar Brawl
         5.	     (Alternate) The Arsonist
         6.	     Chasing Triad Thug
         7.	     Driving to Jimmy's
         8.	     Sneaking In
         9.	     Jimmy's Ambush
         10.     Finale: Sniper Assassin
         11.     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      C.	Chapter III-International Ties
         1.	     Off to Chong's
         2.	     Tailing Chong's Limo
         3.	     A Stakeout Gone Bad
         4.	     Driving to Spa
         5.	     Spa Infiltration
         6.	     (Alternate) Russkie Trouble
         7.	     Shower Room Antics
         8.	     Finale: The Accomplice
         9.	     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      D.	Chapter IV-Russian Face-off
         1.	     En Route to Autoshop
         2.	     Grease Monkeys
         3.	     Chasing Francis
         4.	     Off to the Gulag
         5.	     Another Way In
         6.	     Disco Inferno
         7.	     (Alternate) Alley Brawl
         8.	     Cary in Trouble
         9.	     Finale: Vandal Wrath
         10.     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      E.	Chapter V-The Rescue
         1.	     Tailing Suspect Cop
         2.	     Bum Encounter
         3.	     Meeting Rafferty
         4.	     (Alternate) The Peking Duck
         5.	     Butcher Shop Rush
         6.	     On the Chopping Block
         7.	     Slaughterhouse
         8.	     Finale: The Great Escape
         9.	     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      F.	Chapter VI-House of Wu
         1.	     Off to Wu's Place
         2.	     Up the Food Chain
         3.	     Kitchen Inspection
         4.	     Seeking Ancient Wu
         5.	     (Alternate) Tunnel Vision
         6.	     Inner Demons
         7.	     Die Die My Concubine
         8.	     Finale: Nightmare
         9.	     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      G.	Chapter VII-Finding Rocky
         1.	     In the Driver's Seat
         2.	     Pressing Rafferty
         3.	     On Rafferty's Trail
         4.	     (Alternate) FBI Goons
         5.	     Escaping the Feds
         6.	     Rafferty's Date
         7.	     Eavesdropping
         8.	     Finale: Father's Killer
         9.	     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      H.	Chapter VIII-Retribution
         1.	     The Girlfriend Angle
         2.	     Back to the Gulag
         3.	     Rocky's Trap
         4.	     (Alternate) Chopper Ambush
         5.	     Driving to Airport
         6.	     Hangar Showdown
         7.	     Jetting Away
         8.	     Finale: Puppet Master
         9.	     *BEST ENDING*
      I. 	Alternate Chapter IV-Con Girls
         1.      Strip Club Detour
         2.	     Cat Fight
         3.	     Cruising for Lola
         4.	     (Alternate) Lola Rush
         5.	     The Driving Test
         6.	     Police Getaway
         7.	     (Alternate) 5 Laps
         8.	     Busting Lola
         9.	     Finale: Sniper Redux
         10.     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      J.	Alternate Chapter V-High-Rise Terror
         1.	     The Airport Lead
         2.	     Chasing Assassins
         3.	     A Race Downtown
         4.	     Bank Standoff
         5.	     Lobby Firefight
         6.	     (Alternate) Going Up
         7.	     Hostage Crisis
         8.	     Finale: Bad Politics
         9.	     *POOR ENDING*
      K.	Alternate Chapter VI-Rampage
         1.	     Revenge Rush
         2.	     Rocky's Getaway
         3.	     (Alternate) Gulag Goons
         4.	     The Bodyguard
         5.	     Wu's Turn
         6.	     Payback
         7.	     Off to the Airport
         8.	     Finale: Rocky's Loot
         9.	     Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
      L.	Blood Money
         1.	     Race to Rocky's Lair
         2.	     Kinks in the Path
         3.	     Freak Show
         4.	     Rosie's Ransom
         5.	     Escaping Masterdom
         6.	     Chinatown Showdown
         7.	     Finale: Last Stand
         8.	     *AVERAGE ENDING*
      M.	24/7 Locations and Upgrades
         1.	     Shooting Ranges
         2.	     Driving Courses
         3.	     Combat Training
    VI.	FAQ
    VII.	Version History
    VIII.	Legalities
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    I. Introduction
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    This guide is intended to help you beat the Microsoft XBOX version of True
    Crime: Streets of LA. This game is very similar to the Grand Theft Auto
    series. However, this game is much more challenging than the GTA series and
    has more depth than just shoot everything in sight. True Crime also contains
    some elements from Max Payne, like the slowing down of time to see the
    bullets better and stuff like that. Plus, for the XBOX version you can insert
    your own music to listen to, making this a game that can be customized to
    your likes.
    
    The city of LA is very expansive, taking around 20 minutes to get from one
    side to the other via freeway, and has many alleyways, roads, and highways to
    keep any gamer busy for a long time. So, this game will not collect dust for
    a long time.
    
    This is my first guide, and I intend to help you beat the game with all the
    endings and to help you obtain the highest statistics possible. This guide
    may contain spoilers, although I will try to leave those out. Enjoy True
    Crime: Streets of LA!
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    II. Controls
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    Note: These are the DEFAULT controls and taken directly from the manual.
    
    DRIVING
         Left thumbstick                Steer left/right
         Right thumbstick               Accelerate/brake
         A Button                       Accelerate
         X Button                       Brake
         B Button                       Hand Brake
         Y Button                       Rear View
         Left Trigger                   Get in/out/Commandeer vehicle
         Right Trigger                  Fire Weapon
         Directional Pad <-             Siren on/off
         Directional Pad ->             Car horn
         Tap Directional Pad Down       Change view
    FIGHTING
         Left thumbstick                Move character
         Right thumbstick               Pan Camera/Select target
         A Button                       Kick
         X Button                       Punch
         B Button                       Grapple/throw weapon/pickup weapon
         Y Button                       Jump kick
         Tap Right trigger              Draw guns
         White Button                   Block
    SHOOTING
         Left thumbstick                Move character
         Right thumbstick               Pan camera/select target
         Hold A Button                  Take cover
         X Button                       Punch
         Tap Y Button (+ Directional)   Roll
         Press Y Button (+ Direction)   Jump/dive
         Hold Y Button (+ Direction)    Slow motion jump/dive
         B Button                       Pickup weapon
                                        Grab hostage as human shield
         Right trigger                  Fire weapon
         Hold and release right trigger Precision targeting
                                        Burst fire or full automatic
         Black Button                   Reload weapon (pistols only)
                                        Drop automatic weapons
    ON FOOT
         Left thumbstick                Move character
         Directional Pad <-             Go into Fighting mode
         Directional Pad Up             Go into Normal mode
         Directional Pad ->             Go into Shooting mode
    STEALTH
         Left thumbstick                Move character
         Right thumbstick               Pan Camera
         Hold A Button                  Take Cover
         X Button                       Roll
         Y Button                       Stun Attack
         B Button                       Deadly Attack
         Right trigger                  Fire Tranquilizer gun
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    III. Characters
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    NOTE: Taken directly from the manual.
    
    NICK KANG
    Although he was recently suspended indefinitely from the police force due to
    repeated incidents of excessive violence and property damage, Nicholas Kang
    (Wilson) was recruited into the E.O.D. as the group's first field agent. The
    same over-the-line methods that got him thrown off the force enable him to
    succeed at the E.O.D.; his arrest record speaks for itself. Kang's skills in
    martial arts are only matched by his ability to double-fist firearms and
    drive like a Hollywood stuntman.
    
    THE CHIEF
    Chief of Detectives, Wanda Parks, is the head of the E.O.D. She has two
    decades of law enforcement experience and is one of the most well respected
    officers on the police force. Parks puts up with Nick's brash over-the-top
    nature because she knows that when all hell breaks loose, Nick is the only
    man who consistently delivers.
    
    ROSIE
    An ex-gangbanger turned straight, Rosie Velasquez is one tough cop. Having
    experienced life on both sides of the law, Rosie knows how to take care of
    herself. She's just been partnered with Nick Kang, and isn't too happy about
    hitting the streets with a loose cannon. Rosie is afraid she'll get caught up
    in the crossfire that constantly surrounds L.A.'s most dangerous detective.
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    IV. Shooting Basics
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    1. Hide and hide often. This makes you less of a target for the enemy to hit
       and may save your life.
    2. At the beginning of the game, take your enemies weapons. They are much
       more powerful than the starting guns, and they have a much higher rate of
       fire.
    3. Use precision aim whenever you need to shoot someone because if you can
       hit them in the leg or in the arm, you receive a neutralizing shot and you
       get more cop points than if you just kill them. Whatever you do, DO NOT
       aim for the head because that lowers your badge points!
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    V. Walkthrough
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    CHAPTER I: Triad Violence
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    Mission 1: Shooting Practice
    Goal: Shoot 10 targets
    
    Easy mission, as it should be, just press the R trigger immediately. When the
    aiming reticule is fully on the target, unload until it is fully destroyed.
    Repeat ten times and you pass the mission.
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    Mission 2: Driving to E.O.D.
    Goal: Race to the chief's office
    
    They give you 1:30 to make it to E.O.D. headquarters. This mission is insanely
    easy. First, turn around 180 degrees and go straight until 6th Street. Turn onto
    6th Street and eventually right onto Broadway Street you reach the green dot.
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    Mission 3: Driving for Chow
    Goal: Drive to the Chinese restaurant
    
    This shouldn't even be considered a mission. There is no time limit, so either
    upgrade your skills or solve street crimes to earn badge points. When you do
    want to complete the mission, follow the map to the green arrow on the map.
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    Mission 4: Triad Muscle
    Goal: Beat the Triad thug
    
    This is the first fight that is mandatory. This should be very easy, as the thug
    is susceptible to punches, kicks, and jump kicks. Just beat the thug up and when
    he is stunned, unleash a finishing move to rapidly lower his health. Soon this
    fight will be over and you'll be victorious.
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    Mission 5: Rosie Trouble
    Goal: Kill the thug
    
    This can be challenging because he has a much better weapon than you. However,
    as soon as you can, whip out your guns and fire a full clip at him. After the
    clip is exhausted, take cover behind a car. When the thug stops shooting, come
    out guns a blazin' and finish him off.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You have three choices of an upgrade to get, a new car, a new gun, or a new
    grapple. I recommend getting the new guns so that you deal more damage and you
    have a larger clip. See the 24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional for a
    walkthrough of all the choices.
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    Chapter II: Mean Streets
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    Mission 1: Cruising for Leads
    Goal: Drive to Cary's dojo
    
    This mission is another driving mission that is not really a mission. Just
    follow the map to the green arrow.
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    Mission 2: Dojo Attacker
    Goal: Fight the attacker
    
    This is the second fight and is very easy just like the first. This attacker is
    vulnerable to kicks, punches, and jump kicks. When he is stunned, unleash a
    finishing move to knock a lot more health out of him.
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    Mission 3: Red Lantern Rush
    Goal: Race to the Red Lantern
    
    In this mission you get 55 seconds to get to the bar. Take San Pedro Street to
    Onizuka Street. Then, turn onto 1st Street and then take the turn onto Broadway
    Street. Finally, go on Temple Street and then to Hill Street, where the bar is.
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    Mission 4: Bar Brawl
    Goal: Defeat Feng
    
    Just like the battles before this one, just kick and punch and Feng will get
    stunned eventually. Then, when he is stunned, unleash a finishing move to knock
    him out faster.
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    Mission 4: (Alternate) The Arsonist
    Goal: Shoot Feng's Car
    
    This mission is very easy so long as you can shoot well. All you have to do is
    shoot at Feng's car until he completely stops and gets out of the car. Then, you
    pass the mission without even leaving your car.
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    Mission 5: Triad Thug
    Goal: Capture Feng
    
    All you have to do is run down Hill Street and fire at Feng when you have a
    clean shot. He dies very quickly, but be vigilant of shooting pedestrians and
    getting casualties.
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    Mission 6: Driving to Jimmy's
    Goal: Drive to Jimmy's
    
    Just drive to the green arrow on the map to complete this mission.
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    Mission 7: Sneaking In
    Goal: Get into the Dynasty Imports Warehouse
    
    Run up and press X next to the first guard. Then run and KO the next guard
    around the corner. Be careful near the glass and go around the left side of the
    pillar KO the guard there. Head for the ramp and KO the guy to your left. Head
    up the ramp and run to the door. A guard will come out so KO him and enter the
    doorway.
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    Mission 8: Jimmy's Ambush
    Goal: Pump Jimmy's crew full of lead
    
    Kill the first two guys directly in front of you. Jump down where they were and
    kill the guy near the crate, the pillar, and two on the balconies on both sides
    of the room. Head near the wood shield on the left and kill the guard near that.
    There is a medical kit on the pillar if you need it. Kill the four men on the
    balcony that is on the right. Finally, kill the guard on the balcony to the
    left.
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    Mission 9: Finale: Sniper Assassin
    Goal: Kill the sniper
    
    Wait for the sniper to stop moving and then immediately keep firing at him until
    he moves again. Wait until he stops moving and fire again. Repeat until he is
    dead.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You have three choices of an upgrade to get, a new car, a new gun, or a new
    grapple. I recommend again getting the new guns (.45 pistols) so that you deal
    more damage and you have a larger clip. See the 24/7 Locations and Upgrades
    sectional for a walkthrough of all the choices.
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    Chapter III: International Ties
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    Mission 1: Off to Chong's
    Goal: Drive to Chong's place
    
    This is another mission where you can upgrade your statistics because there is
    no time limit and you can take on other crimes from your radio. Get as many
    upgrades as possible and then drive to the green arrow on the map to complete
    the mission.
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    Mission 2: Tailing Chong's Limo
    Goal: Follow Chong's Limo
    
    This mission can be very difficult, so these types of missions are my least
    favorite. The bar on the right (your tail meter) shows a red bar with a white
    line under it. Under that bar is a white bar and then another white bar. You
    want to be in between the two white bars throughout the whole mission. Keep your
    distance and brake when the ?????? light up at the top. Other than these hints I
    cannot give any more details, so finish the mission by paying more attention to
    the tail meter and not the road.
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    Mission 3: A Stakeout Gone Bad
    Goal: Escape the pursuing attackers
    
    This mission is very fun and can be completed one of two ways. At the beginning
    of the mission, shoot out the tires of the car chasing you with precision aim
    and drive away. They will not be able to catch up to you, so mission complete.
    However, there is a good chance they will blow your car up first, which makes
    this second way a bit safer. Drive fast with a fast car and make tons of turns.
    The more turns you make the more they slow down. As long as you can maintain a
    little bit of speed around the turns, you will burn the attackers and get away.
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    Mission 4: Driving to Spa
    Goal: Drive to the spa
    
    Solve more street crimes and get upgrades and then drive to the green arrow on
    the map to complete the mission.
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    Mission 5: Spa Infiltration
    Goal: Break into the Russian Spa
    
    You begin the mission in a locker room. Run around the corner and quickly press
    X to knock out the man with a towel on. Stop at the next set of lockers and wait
    for the guard to turn around. Turn right and KO the guard. Next, run up and KO
    the waitress ad turn left. KO all 3 men who come from the steam chambers. Walk
    to the furnace, being careful of the pots on the ground, and KO the guard behind
    the furnace. Run to the green triangle and you completed the mission.
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    Mission 5: (Alternate) Russkie Trouble
    Goal: Beat up the four thugs
    
    Try to first separate one of the attackers and kill him. Repeat for all the
    other 3 thugs. Each thug is susceptible to kicks and punches, so throw in a
    combo if you want and when they are stunned, throw in a finishing move. It is
    very difficult to fight more than one at once, so try to separate them as best
    as possible.
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    Mission 6: Shower Room Antics
    Goal: Beat all attackers
    
    Try to separate the men as best as possible and fight them one at a time. All 3
    of the men can be hit with just kicks and punches and rarely block, so run free.
    When all three men are defeated, another man in a thong appears from the stall.
    He is more difficult than the others, so throw combos in to stun him. Lower his
    health with finishing moves.
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    Mission 7: Finale: The Accomplice
    Goal: Shoot the crew of the spa
    
    I hope you upgraded your guns because if not this is gonna be one hell of a
    gunfight. Whip out your guns and directly in front of you are 2 people to waste.
    Next, 3 men appear to the left of where you started. After those are dead grab
    their guns and waste the 4 men coming in from the door to the top right of where
    you started. Now 1 from the left of where you started appears again, followed by
    2 from the bottom right of where you started. Again, 1 from the left and 2 from
    the bottom right of where you started appear. Then, one from the top right
    appears, followed by 2 from the top left. Finally, 1 comes from the top right
    corner followed by 2 guards from the top left corner of where you started. After
    all of these men are wasted, a mini-boss comes in to the fray. Take cover and
    aim for a neutralizing shot because he has tons of health and that will
    eliminate him immediately. Whew, you made it!
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You have three choices of an upgrade to get, a new car, a new gun, or a new
    grapple. I recommend again getting the new guns (.50 pistols) so that you will
    have the most powerful guns at your disposal as well as the largest clip of
    ammo. See the 24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional for a walkthrough of all the
    choices.
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    Chapter IV: Russian Face-Off
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    Mission 1: En Route to Autoshop
    Goal: Drive to the autoshop
    
    You should definitely upgrade and learn most of your gun upgrades as well as
    your fighting moves. They will come in very handy in the future, and since there
    is no time limit in this mission, why not try the 24/7 challenges? When you are
    done follow the green arrow on the map to complete the mission.
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    Mission 2: Grease Monkeys
    Goal: Fight the mechanics
    
    There are 2 men that you have to beat in this mission. One of them has a wrench,
    which can do massive damage. Kill them easily with regular punches and kicks.
    After they are defeated, another grease monkey comes in armed with a wrench. He
    is a little tougher, so use short combos to stun him and then unleash your most
    powerful finishing move.
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    Mission 3: Chasing Francis
    Goal: Catch Francis
    
    Immediately floor the gas to catch up to Francis. When he is on a straight road,
    use precision aim to shoot the tires out of his car. Or, because he turns a lot,
    just keep firing at his car until he gets out and surrenders.
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    Mission 4: Off to the Gulag
    Goal: Drive to the Gulag
    
    Get upgrades and solve more street crimes. When ready follow the green arrow to
    complete the mission.
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    Mission 5: Another Way In
    Goal: Break into the dance club
    
    Run up to the guard at the car directly in front of where you begin. Walk up the
    road and beware of the glass piles and KO guy near the truck. Turn the corner
    and quickly KO the guard before he turns you in. Walk towards the fence area
    where there are two guards. Wait for them to come close together. When they
    begin to leave again, KO one and then run to the other. Run around the corner,
    watching the glass piles, and KO the guard there. Run toward the green triangle
    and a guard pops out near that door. KO him and the mission is complete.
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    Mission 6: Disco Inferno
    Goal: Kill everyone in the room
    
    Whip out your guns and kill the 3 men directly in front of you, taking cover
    near the railing if you need it. After the first 3 guards are killed, 3 come
    from the balcony on the left of where you started. After they are dead, 3 come
    directly to the left of your starting point. 1 more guard comes from the balcony
    on the left of your starting position, followed by 3 from the top left door
    under the balcony. Health is in the middle should you need it by now. As you
    grab health, waste the 2 guards straight ahead in the upper right corner.
    Finally, 1 guard is on the ceiling. Mission complete.
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    Mission 6: (Alternate) Alley Brawl
    Goal: Fight all the bouncers
    
    Straight punches or kicks can kill them, but throw in combos for fast kills.
    When they get stunned, do a finishing move to knock their health down a lot. Try
    to keep the guys separate and fight them one at a time.
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    Mission 7: Cary in Trouble
    Goal: Race to save Cary
    
    This mission is very difficult and requires a very fast car. Go with the 03'
    sports car (earned from the last bonus cruisin' mission) if you have it. If not,
    take the orange, red, white, or blue car with the spoiler on the back. You have
    2:55 to make it to the dojo. Stay on New Hampshire Avenue until you MUST turn
    left onto San Marino Street. Make a right onto Vermont Street, followed by a
    left onto Pico Boulevard. Finally, make a left onto San Pedro Street and race up
    the street to the dojo.
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    Mission 8: Finale: Vandal Wrath
    Goal: Fight the three vandals
    
    Start by fighting the white guy with the grey uniform. He can be defeated with
    straight punches and is the easiest to KO. After he is done, move on to the guy
    without the weapon. He can be easily defeated with only kicks if you really want
    to. When he is defeated, it is the leader's turn. Throw in quick combos to stun
    him quickly and then finish him with some finishing moves.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You should have two choices of an upgrade to get, a new car or a new grapple. I
    recommend getting the new car because I do not use grapples that often. Plus,
    having a new ride around will make trips faster. See the 24/7 Locations and
    Upgrades sectional for a walkthrough of all the choices.
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    Chapter V: The Rescue
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    Mission 1: Tailing Suspect Cop
    Goal: Tail the cop
    
    I hate these missions. Try to stay between the two white bars on your tail meter
    on the top right corner of the screen. This is a very long tailing mission and
    involves many turns. Eventually you will complete it and it leads you to the
    next mission.
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    Mission 2: Bum Encounter
    Goal: Fight the bums
    
    Start by fighting the guy with the broken bottle in his hand. He can be defeated
    with straight punches and kicks and is fairly easy to kill. After he is done,
    move on to the other guy without the weapon. He can be defeated with punches or
    kicks. Watch out for the stove, because if you hit it you lose tons of health.
    Other than that, these two bums are fairly easy. When they are defeated, another
    bum comes out to fight you. It (can't tell if it is a man or a woman) is vicious
    and attacks with a slap-like attack. It will take a good combo to get her
    stunned. When she is stunned, make sure you get a finishing move on to lower her
    health very fast. Eventually she will drop and you will win.
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    Mission 3: Meeting Rafferty
    Goal: Meet Rafferty
    
    Upgrade your fighting skills and get the gun upgrades and then follow the map to
    the green arrow. The mission is complete when you enter the circle.
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    Mission 3: (Alternate) The Peking Duck
    Goal: Drive to the location
    
    Continue to upgrade and then drive to the green arrow on the map to complete the
    mission.
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    Mission 4: Butcher Shop Rush
    Goal: Rush to the butcher shop
    
    You have 2:15 to get to the butcher shop. Take Crenshaw Boulevard and then turn
    right onto Pico Boulevard. Eventually make the left onto Hoover Street and then
    a right onto Olympic Boulevard. This will lead you directly to the green circle
    to complete the mission.
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    Mission 5: On the Chopping Block
    Goal: Fight the butchers
    
    Fight the butcher with the axe first. Only take on 1 at a time since they are
    deadly with their weapons. Punch the guy with the axes and he will fall pretty
    easily. Then use punches or kicks to attack the guys with the knives. Again,
    these guys are fairly easy to defeat. Now it gets harder as three more men rush
    you at once. Use quick combos to stun the guys, one at a time, and then use
    finishing moves to finish them off. Once they are all dead, one final guy
    attacks you. He is vulnerable to combos that are quick. Eventually you will stun
    him. Use your most powerful finishing move to lower his health. When he drops
    you pass the mission.
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    Mission 6: Slaughterhouse
    Goal: Kill the butchers
    
    As you begin this mission, whip out your guns and fire at the guy directly in
    front of you. Eventually 2 men will come in on the screen via the meat conveyor
    belt. After they are wasted, go to the door near the conveyor belt and kill the
    guy near the door. Go through and kill the 2 guards near the big meat basket.
    Walk near the next basket and kill yet another butcher. Walk into the door and
    take note of the medical kit on the wall if you need it. Kill the butcher near
    the door. A guard will come just as you near the conveyor belt. Waste him and
    the 3 on the conveyor belt. Finally, kill the 3 butchers ambushing you from the
    door with the green triangle. Run into it to complete the mission.
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    Mission 7: Finale: The Great Escape
    Goal: Escape the attackers
    
    You have to evade these attackers in a slow pick-up truck. At first they fire
    and pump your car full of lead, so drive as fast as possible to rid of the first
    car. When you are free of the gunfire, keep making turns to lose the second car.
    The more turns you make the faster you lose them. I DO NOT recommend shooting
    back at them as they have high power rifles with a huge rate of fire that tear
    the pick-up apart.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You should have two choices of an upgrade to get, a new car or a new grapple. I
    recommend getting the second new car because I do not use grapples that often.
    Plus, having a new ride around will make the trips even faster than with the
    first and second car. See the 24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional for a
    walkthrough of all the choices.
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    Chapter VI: House of Wu
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    Mission 1: Off to Wu's Place
    Goal: Drive to Wu's
    
    You should have ALL of the gun upgrades for this chapter and those beyond. The
    hollow point ammo does a lot of damage and saves tons of time and frustration.
    Also, I recommend learning every dragon finishing move to help defeat some
    people in this chapter. When you are done upgrading, drive to the green arrow on
    the map to complete this mission.
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    Mission 2: Up the Food Chain
    Goal: Gain access into the restaurant
    
    This mission is filled with surprises around every corner to beware of. Start
    out by walking and KOing the guard directly through the door. Turn right and KO
    the guard there as well. Turn left and KO yet another guard. Go straight towards
    the back of this next room and then KO the guard when you see him. Turn to your
    right and KO the waiter that comes into the area where you are. Finally, KO the
    guard near the green triangle and enter it to pass the mission.
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    Mission 3: Kitchen Inspection
    Goal: Fight all the cooks
    
    You start out having to fight 3 chefs. Use quick combos to knock them silly and
    then use a dragon finishing move to knock their health down quickly. After you
    defeat all the chefs, 2 more enter with swords. Defeat them again with combos
    while keeping them from both attacking you at once. Once they too have been
    vanquished, a zombie enters. Kick the zombie into the stove into it explodes.
    The zombie cannot be harmed from regular attacks, so you must keep hitting it
    into the fire of the stove. When he drops the mission is over.
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    Mission 4: Seeking Ancient Wu
    Goal: Go through the dungeon to find WU
    
    I suggest having at least the flashlight upgrade for your gun because it is kind
    of dark in the dungeon. Also, hollow point ammo helps to kill things much
    quicker than with the regular ammo. Now this game was awesome until they had to
    throw in the zombie crap. This makes the game very unrealistic. Anyway, begin by
    going straight until you see a zombie appear. Kill it and then go to the
    direction where it came from. Keep wasting any zombies that appear on your way
    to the first intersection. Here, turn left and kill the zombie that appears.
    When you can turn go right and straight for a little bit. Eventually, 2 zombies
    appear when you turn to the right. Kill them and then continue straight to kill
    yet another zombie. Straight again and then keep going until you see the green
    triangle. Approach it slowly and waste all 6 zombies that come to greet you.
    Yes, 6 zombies come after you. After they are dead run to the green triangle
    because 3 more zombies come. If you are quick enough you can make it to the
    triangle and not have to fight the last 3 zombies.
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    Mission 4: (Alternate) Tunnel Vision
    Goal: Make it to the end of the tunnel
    
    This mission is relatively easy to complete. There is no real way to describe
    how to beat this level, but he it goes. RUN, RUN, RUN as fast as you can. Run
    and shoot the zombies that are in your way. Do not stop because a large spike
    follows behind you. Just keep firing at the zombies and keep running until you
    reach the stairs.
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    Mission 5: Inner Demons
    Goal: Shoot the demon heads
    
    This mission is very long if you do not have the hollow point ammo so I
    recommend getting that upgrade before this mission. When you begin the mission
    has 3 demon heads. Shoot them and when they all line up in a row, be ready to
    jump out of the way so they do not hurt you. After all three are killed, 4 more
    come out. Kill these the same way as the previous three. After they are dead 5
    new ones appear. Kill all of these and then 1 "boss demon head," for lack of a
    better term, comes out. Keep shooting him and use the same techniques as the
    other demon heads. When the final head drops the mission is over.
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    Mission 6: Die Die My Concubine
    Goal: Kill the 2 demon women
    
    This is where having all the dragon finishing combos will come in handy. These
    two demon women are on fire and are difficult to defeat without the finishing
    combos, so do not even bother without them. The demon women are surrounded by
    something like fire, so DO NOT USE GRAPPLES! Use quick punch and kick combos to
    get them stunned and either use finishing combos to quickly lower their health
    or try to knock them into the fire. When near the edge of the ring, however, the
    demon women can vanish and then reappear in the center of the ring. Eventually
    both will fall and you'll have a short time to rest your fingers during the
    cinema for the next battle.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Nightmare
    Goal: Kill the dragon
    
    The dragon goes around in a counter-clockwise circle around the ring that you
    are in. Keep firing at it until it brings its head from the lava. Shoot for a
    second or two and then run from his fire breath. After the dragon breath, the
    dragon falls back into the lava and smashes his tail into the ground, so be
    careful of that. Eventually he will fall and you will be done with this chapter.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You should have two choices of an upgrade to get, a new car or a new grapple. I
    recommend getting the final sports car because, once again, I do not use
    grapples that often. See the 24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional for a
    walkthrough of all the choices.
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    Chapter VII: Finding Rocky
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    Mission 1: In the Driver's Seat
    Goal: Drive to the bar
    
    By now you should have all of the gun upgrades and all of the finishing moves.
    If you do not, you should get all of them now. When you are ready, follow the
    map to the green arrow to complete the mission.
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    Mission 2: Pressing Rafferty
    Goal: Fight the bar keeper
    
    This bar keeper can be defeated with quick combos of punches and kicks. When you
    finally get him stunned, use your dragon finishing moves to quickly lower his
    health. Eventually he will drop and you will move on to the next mission.
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    Mission 3: On Rafferty's Tail
    Goal: Tail Rafferty's car
    
    This mission is also very long and boring. Try to keep between the two white
    bars on the tail meter. After a long tail, you complete this mission.
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    Mission 3: (Alternate) FBI Goons
    Goal: Fight the 2 FBI agents
    
    Each FBI agent has a taser. Keep the two separated so you can fight only one at
    a time. Use combos of punches and kicks to stun him and then unleash one of your
    finishing moves. After one drops, defeat the other the same way as the first.
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    Mission 4: Escaping the Feds
    Goal: Escape the pursuing federal agents
    
    Take off immediately and make as many turns as possible at as high a speed as
    possible to lose the agents. You can try to shoot out their tires, however, they
    ripped my car apart with their assault weapons.
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    Mission 5: Rafferty's Date
    Goal: Tail Rafferty's car
    
    Once again stay between the two white bars on the tail meter. Eventually you
    will make it to the end of this long mission. Be aware of the fact that Rafferty
    also has a decent car that has good speed, so don't lose him.
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    Mission 6: Eavesdropping
    Goal: Break into the warehouse
    
    Start out by turning around the corner and KO the guard there. Left of the
    crates is another guard to KO. Turn right and head to the huge silver doors.
    Turn left at them and KO the approaching guard. Move to where the guard was and
    avoid the large orange cans (sewage cans?). KO the guard just beyond them and
    then go around the corner and go right. KO the guard and then again go right and
    there is a guard to the right. After KOiing the guard, head towards the green
    triangle but stop near the large protrusion of crates. Eventually a guard will
    appear so KO him and head up where he was. When you come near the end of the
    protrusion of the crates, turn left and KO the guard who is smoking. Go into the
    green triangle and you complete the mission.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Father's Killer
    Goal: Kill all of Rocky's men
    
    This is a huge gunfight, so your fully upgraded guns will come in handy. Just
    keep on firing at everyone on the ground and your balcony. Take cover near the
    pillar when you need to and keep your guns a blazin'. Watch for the sneaky man
    at the end who appears to the left of where you are.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You should only have one choice of an upgrade to get, a new grapple. See the
    24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional for a walkthrough of the dojo.
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    Chapter VIII: Retribution
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    Mission 1: The Girlfriend Angle
    Goal: Tail Rocky's girlfriend
    
    Stay within the two white bars of the tail meter, as always. Eventually this
    will be over and you can progress towards the end of the game.
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    Mission 2: Back to the Gulag
    Goal: Race back to the Gulag
    
    Take the road you are on, Sunset Boulevard, all the way to the Gulag. Easy
    mission.
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    Mission 3: Rocky's Trap
    Goal: Fight Rocky's men
    
    Keep 2 of the 3 of Rocky's men away so you can fight one at a time. Use combos
    of punches and kicks to stun them and then unleash the dragon finishing moves on
    them to lower their health rapidly. Sometimes when they are down they can be
    stomped on with A if you are quick enough.
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    Mission 3: (Alternate) Chopper Ambush
    Goal: Blow up the helicopter
    
    As soon as the aiming reticule hits the helicopter, fire away. Don't let up on
    your trigger finger and soon the helicopter is a huge fireball.
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    Mission 4: Driving to the Airport
    Goal: Drive to the airport
    
    Follow the map to the green arrow to complete the mission.
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    Mission 5: Hangar Showdown
    Goal: Shoot the commandos
    
    Just keep on firing at the commandoes and make it to the end of the mission.
    There are two health packs on the walls to use when you need them. Also, watch
    out for the 3 man ambush at the end near the green triangle.
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    Mission 6: Jetting Away
    Goal: Destroy General Kim's plane
    
    This mission is fairly easy as long as you do not run into any of the planes
    that appear on the runway as General Kim tries to make his escape. Keep firing
    at the jet until it blows up. This takes a long time, but it is pretty easy to
    do. Prepare for the final battle.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Puppet Master
    Goal: Fight General Kim
    
    This is the toughest mission in the game, as it should be. Defeating General Kim
    will yield you the best ending to the game. Start by moving in and unleashing a
    quick punch and kick combo and immediately back off. Keep up this hit-and-run
    tactic until he drops. During the fight you MUST block (white button) in order
    to survive. General Kim has nasty combos that will level you very fast if you do
    not block them. Also, stay away from the fire because it hurts you and not the
    General. This mission is very hard and my flailing technique will take some time
    to work. It took my many tries to complete this mission and it you will probably
    lose more times than you win with this technique. If you can defeat General Kim,
    the "best" ending of the game is unlocked.
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    ALTERNATE STRATEGY
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    This is an alternate strategy for Finale: Puppet Master and created by
    Levihopper.
    
    When facing General Kim simply stand in the center of the ring of fire and DON'T
    move your character unless to face General Kim. Kim will slowly approach you, and
    as he does, grapple him. 1/2 the time he will block the grapple and the other half
    you will drop him. This strategy is much better than the flail technique because
    once your timing is right General Kim will not be able to hit you often except
    when he counters the grapple and bites you.
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    Alternate Chapter IV: Con Girls
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    Mission 1: Strip Club Detour
    Goal: Drive to the strip club
    
    By now you should have all of the finishing moves. If you do not, you should get
    all of them now. When you are ready, follow the map to the green arrow to
    complete the mission.
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    Mission 2: Cat Fight
    Goal: Fight all the strippers
    
    There are 6 strippers to take care of. This is very easy because all you have to
    do is use punches or kicks in a combo to get them stunned and then use your
    dragon finishing moves to kill them quickly. After all 6 are gone, a man comes
    to join the fray. He is even easier than the strippers, so just knock him out to
    pass the mission.
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    Mission 3: Cruising for Lola
    Goal: Drive to the arrow
    
    Follow the map to the green arrow to complete the mission.
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    Mission 3: (Alternate) Lola Rush
    Goal: Drive to Lola
    
    Immediately turn around and turn left onto Oxford Street. When the turn comes
    up, turn right onto Melrose Street and follow the road to the green arrow.
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    Mission 4: The Driving Test
    Goal: Race to the green arrow
    
    Take Burnside to Metropolitan to Cursan and then to Colgate. Then turn right
    onto Ogden and left onto 3rd Street. Finally turn right onto La Cienega and head
    to the green arrow. Mission complete.
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    Mission 5: Police Getaway
    Goal: Escape the police
    
    Immediately speed up and slam on the brakes to make the cops fly ahead of you.
    When they are in front of you, aim for their tires. Now drive down the street
    and you should be clear of the cops who cannot get enough speed to catch you.
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    Mission 5: (Alternate) Five Laps
    Goal: Beat Lola around the course
    
    I recommend getting a fairly fast car for this mission. Peel-out at the
    beginning of the race. When you catch up to Lola, spin her out of control. Or,
    if you have a fast enough car, just burn her the whole race. This is easy as
    long as you do not get stuck on the obstacles.
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    Mission 6: Busting Lola
    Goal: Fight Lola
    
    This is a fun fight so long as you have all your finishing moves. Keep doing
    quick punch and kick combos to get her stunned. When she is stunned, use a
    finishing move to knock some of her health down. Repeat this for the whole time
    until she drops. Be careful of her cartwheel attack. When you see her take a few
    steps back keep kicking to knock her out of her cartwheel. This attack
    immediately knocks you down and she keeps doing it until you counter it.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Sniper Redux
    Goal: Kill the sniper
    
    Fire at the sniper as soon as the mission starts. When you hit him he will move
    to another window, so only attack when he is still. This mission is very easy if
    you have hollow point ammo. It will only take two shots to kill the sniper with
    the hollow point ammo, so get that upgrade if you do not already have it.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    You should only have one choice of an upgrade to get, a new grapple. See the
    24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional for a walkthrough of the dojo.
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    Alternate Chapter V: High-Rise Terror
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    Mission 1: The Airport Lead
    Goal: Drive to the airport
    
    Drive to the green arrow on the map to complete the mission.
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    Mission 2: Chasing Assassins
    Goal: Catch the assassins truck
    
    Catch up to the truck with the assassins in it and fire at the back to kill the
    men who are hanging out the back to kill you. Once these men are killed, keep
    firing at the truck until it explodes and the driver comes out with his hands
    up. Mission complete.
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    Mission 3: A Race Downtown
    Goal: Drive to the arrow
    
    Have a fast car before you begin this mission. When the mission starts,
    immediately turn around and take the exit that is to the left (that was
    originally behind you). Then get onto Union Avenue and eventually turn right
    onto 7th Street. Finally, make a left onto Grand Street and drive straight to the
    green blip on the map.
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    Mission 4: Bank Standoff
    Goal: Make it to the entrance of the bank
    
    There are a total of 10 men to kill here. Take cover behind the cop cars for
    these men and then approach the bank entrance for the last 2 terrorists. The
    last terrorist that comes out of the bank entrance has a hostage, so be careful
    not to shoot the hostage.
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    Mission 5: Lobby Firefight
    Goal: Kill all the terrorists
    
    This mission has about 13 or so terrorists to kill, plus 4 that are behind the
    teller windows that are on each side of the room. Kill all the men until you
    hear a thump sound of the grenade launcher. Find out where it came from and then
    shoot the silver opening of the teller window to kill the guard behind it. Keep
    shooting and killing until all four waves are done and all four men are dead
    behind the teller windows.
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    Mission 5: (Alternate) Going Up
    Goal: Make it up three floors
    
    This mission is not that difficult, although some terrorists can do some heavy
    damage with their weapons. It is hard to give a walkthrough of this mission so
    just keep walking and shooting everything that comes into your aiming reticule.
    When you find the steps there is the way up and a health pack. You must clear
    out three levels loaded with these heavily-armed terrorists.
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    Mission 6: Hostage Crisis
    Goal: Make it to the office
    
    This mission is very hard because of the massive amounts of guards as well as
    all the hostages that get in the way. Start out and turn right, where 1 guard
    awaits his death from you. Walk into the office section and past the first set
    of cubicles. To the right is a hostage with a terrorist. A good way to kill the
    terrorist and not the hostage is by using slow-mo dive. Along with all the gun
    upgrades you can kill the guard, not get shot, and save the hostage. Anyway, go
    where the guard and hostage were and as far right as possible. Eventually a
    guard will fire at you with another hostage. Slow-mo dive and kill him. There is
    a med kit on the wall if you need it. Proceed to the door where 3 terrorists
    come to try to kill you. Waste them and proceed into the hallway. Here 2 more
    terrorists await your bullets. Turn right and 2 more guards try to kill you, but
    get killed themselves. Enter the office space and kill 2 more guards. Directly
    ahead is a med kit on the wall for you to grab. Right of that kit is a terrorist
    with a hostage. Kill him and then go right and then straight. Be careful and
    kill the 2 guards that are above the cubicles. Go right again and kill the guard
    with a hostage. There is a med kit here. Take it and go left where another
    hostage is. Head to the door where 3 guards greet you. Waste them and proceed
    into the hallway. Here 2 more guards greet you. Keep going and 3 guards attack
    you (2 have hostages). Keep firing and killing until you see the elevator with 3
    guards and 2 hostages. When you complete this mission you should have many badge
    points and a decent good cop rating from all the terrorists you killed and
    hostages you saved.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Bad Politics
    Goal: Fight General Kim
    
    This fight is no where near as hard as it is in Chapter VIII, however, General
    Kim is still no pushover. Use quick punch and kick combos and then back off.
    Keep whittling away at his health using this technique. Also, block his combos
    after you have been hit by pressing the white button. Finally, avoid his
    grapples that he loves to throw in over and over again. After he is defeated,
    you unlock a movie and the "poor" ending.
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    Alternate Chapter VI: Rampage
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    Mission 1: Revenge Rush
    Goal: Race back to the Gulag
    
    You start on La Cienega Street. Take a right turn onto Sunset Boulevard when it
    comes up and you made it with plenty of time to spare.
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    Mission 2: Rocky's Getaway
    Goal: Chase Rocky
    
    Shoot at Rocky's car until he stops. Mission complete.
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    Mission 2: (Alternate) Gulag Goons
    Goal: Fight Rocky's men
    
    Use combos and finishing moves to kill these 3 people. The man in the Puma
    outfit is the hardest to KO, so do him first.
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    Mission 3: The Bodyguard
    Goal: Fight the bodyguard
    
    Use quick combos to stun the big man and then unleash your dragon finishing
    moves to knock his health down quickly. Repeat until he is dead.
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    Mission 4: Wu's Turn
    Goal: Drive to Wu's
    
    Drive to the green arrow on the map to complete the mission.
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    Mission 5: Payback
    Goal: Kill everyone
    
    This mission consists of shooting at and killing 11 men and women. Make it
    through the gunfire to the green triangle to advance.
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    Mission 6: Off to the Airport
    Goal: Make it to the airport
    
    Drive to the green blip on the map to pass this mission.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Rocky's Loot
    Goal: Steal the armored truck full of money
    
    This is incredibly easy. Immediately step on the gas and then slam on the brakes
    to make the pursuing car go ahead of you. Immediately fire at the pursuing car
    until it explodes. Drive up the street to pass the mission.
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    Mission X: Bonus Cruisin'
    Goal: Get a free upgrade
    
    This is your last grapple move! See the 24/7 Locations and Upgrades sectional
    for a walkthrough of the dojo.
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    Alternate Chapter VII: Blood Money
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    Mission 1: Race to Rocky's Lair
    Goal: Make it to Rocky's
    
    Immediately turn around and stay on Halt Avenue. Make a left onto Sawyer Street
    when the turn comes and then a left on Hayworth Street.
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    Mission 2: Kinks in the Path
    Goal: Sneak in to Rocky's mansion
    
    Walk straight to the statue of the dog. Turn right and KO the waitress. Turn
    left and then KO the man and proceed left again. KO the waitress and then go
    straight until you can turn right. Turn left and KO guy and go right and KO guy
    asleep on the chair. Turn and run past the roped off rooms with the women in
    them and BE VERY CAREFUL OF THE THINGS ON THE GROUND. There are two men asleep
    on chairs and if you touch the boxes on the ground they will awaken and catch
    you. After that, turn left and KO the final guard. Mission complete.
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    Mission 3: Freak Show
    Goal: Fight all the freaks
    
    The 3 bondage chicks in this mission are a lot harder than the second part of
    this mission. Use combos to stun them and then use a finishing move to lower
    their health. Repeat until all are dead. After they disappear, 6 men come in to
    try to kill you. They are very easy, easier than the women, so destroy them all
    to pass the mission.
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    Mission 4: Rosie's Ransom
    Goal: Drive to the green blip on map
    
    Drive to the green arrow on the map to complete this mission.
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    Mission 5: Escaping Masterson
    Goal: Escape the FBI agent
    
    Immediately turn around and fire at the FBI cars. You are damn near invincible
    with the armored car, so destroy the cars and then drive up the street to pass
    the mission.
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    Mission 6: Chinatown Showdown
    Goal: Kill all the commandoes
    
    There are about 27 guards to take care of in this mission. Using the Armored car
    as cover, kill everyone that stands in your path. There is a health pack on the
    pole when you need it.
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    Mission 7: Finale: Last Stand
    Goal: Kill Rocky
    
    Use quick combos to try to get Rocky stunned. I emphasize "try" to get Rocky
    stunned because he throws dirt in your eyes when he begins to lose. Just keep
    beating him up and eventually he will drop. An ending movie ensues and you get
    the "average" ending. Hooray, you just beat the entire game!
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    24/7 Locations and Upgrades
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    Shooting Ranges
    Locations:
         Downtown: Olive Street, Central Street, 6th Street, Temple Street, Hill
                   Street, 2nd Street, Main Street, Los Angeles Street, Lincoln
                   Avenue, Figueroa Street
    
         Beverly Hills: La Cienega Boulevard
    
         Hollywood: Vine Street
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    Upgrade 1: Dual-Target Aim
    Goal: Destroy 8 targets
          Avoid civilian targets (3)
    
    This is very easy. As soon as this starts, fire away at every target. You should
    not have any problem destroying 8 targets.
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    Upgrade 2: Aim Assistance
    Goal: Achieve 7 neutralizing shots
          Avoid civilian targets (3)
    
    As soon as the mission begins, go into precision aim mode. If you noticed
    everything will seem like it is in slow-motion, that's because it is. Aim
    assistance slows what is happening so that you can get a clearer shot. This is
    only temporary, however, so after every shot you must reload and then re-enter
    precision aim mode to slow down the time again. Aim for the green circles on the
    targets that are located on the arms, legs, and groin area.
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    Upgrade 3: Fast Reload
    Goal: Neutralize or destroy 10 targets
          Avoid civilian targets (1)
          Avoid head shots
    
    There are a total of 12 targets in this mission, so there is slight room for
    error. I recommend getting all neutralizing shots by using the precision time
    mode's slow-mo shots. This is a lot easier than firing to destroy the targets
    and lowers the chances that you will hit the head or a civilian target.
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    Upgrade 4: Fast Aim Speed
    Goal: Neutralize or destroy 12 targets
          Avoid civilian targets
          Avoid head shots
    
    This mission is easiest to do using precision aim mode's slow-mo shots. This
    will allow you to hit every target and give you time to aim and not hit any
    civilian targets.
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    Upgrade 5: Laser Sight
    Goal: Neutralize 10 targets
          Avoid civilian targets
          Avoid head shots
    
    Use the precision aim mode to slow down the time to give you a better shot.
    After you neutralize one target reload and then re-enter precision aim mode so
    that you slow down time again to make an easy shot again. There are 12 targets,
    so you have some room for error.
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    Upgrade 6: Flashlight
    Goal: Neutralize or destroy 10 targets
          Avoid civilian targets
          Avoid head shots
    
    This mission is completed easily in auto-aim mode. As soon as your aiming
    reticule lands on a target and no civilian targets are present, blast away. The
    only time you have to be careful is when civilian targets pop up right in front
    of you followed by regular targets. There are 12 targets, so you have some room
    for error.
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    Upgrade 7: Scope
    Goal: Perform 10 head shots
          Avoid civilian targets
    
    There are 13 targets, so you can miss 3. ALWAYS use precision aim mode and after
    every shot reload and re-enter precision aim mode.
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    Upgrade 8: Top Accuracy
    Goal: Neutralize or destroy 12 targets
          Achieve 50% accuracy
          Avoid civilian targets
    
    This mission, like most of the other missions, should only be done in precision
    aim mode. Aim for the neutralizing shot and then reload and re-enter precision
    aim mode so that time slows again.
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    Upgrade 9: Hollow point ammo
    Goal: Neutralize or destroy 15 targets
          Avoid civilian targets
          Avoid head shots
    
    This is very hard to complete and will take you a few tries to master. ALWAYS
    use precision aim mode to keep the targets moving slow for a better shot. Also,
    a good rule-of-thumb is to aim just ahead of the target so that you can hit it
    right in the arm for a neutralizing shot. This ammo does double the damage and
    only takes one or two shots to kill someone.
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    Driving Courses
    Locations:
          Downtown: 4th Street, San Pedro Street, 7th Street
          Beverly Hills: Civic Center Drive, Brighton Way
    ================================================================================
    Technique 1: Peel-out
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
         Complete at least 1 peel-out
         Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Press X and A together at the beginning to get the peel-out that you need and
    then drive to the finish line while avoiding the obstacles.
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    Technique 2: Rapid Stop
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 rapid stop
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Go at a decent speed and then press <-, ->, or down + X x2. The end.
    ================================================================================
    Technique 3: P.I.T. Maneuver
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 P.I.T. maneuver on drone car
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Catch up to the drone car and slam into the back of it at a 45 degree angle.
    Finish course.
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    Technique 4: Downshift Boost
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 downshift boost
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Go at slow speed and then press down + A x2. Now just finish the course.
    ================================================================================
    Technique 5: 90 Degree Turn
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 90 Degree turn
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Go at a decent speed and then press <- or -> + A + B. Finish the course. The
    end.
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    Technique 6: Back Switchblade
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 back switchblade
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Go at a decent speed and then press <- or -> + B x2. Finish the course.
    ================================================================================
    Technique 7: Forward Switchblade
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 forward switchblade
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Go at a decent speed and then press <- or -> + B x2. Finish the course.
    ================================================================================
    Technique 8: Two Wheels
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 two wheeler
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    Go at a decent speed and then press <-, ->, <- + A x2. Finish the course.
    ================================================================================
    Technique 9: Nitro Boost
    Goal: Beat the clock to the finish line
          Complete at least 1 nitro boost
          Avoid hitting obstacles (3)
    
    While going at a slow speed, press up + A x3. Finish the course.
    ================================================================================
    
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    Combat Training
    Locations:
         Downtown: 2nd Street, La Brea Boulevard, 7th Street
         Hollywood: Sunset Boulevard
         Venice: Abbot Kinney Boulevard
    ================================================================================
    Attack 1: Running Attacks
    Goal: Perform 12 running attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Run up to all the targets and press either A, X, or Y while running. You should
    pass this easily.
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    Attack 2: Back Attacks
    Goal: Perform 12 back attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Let the targets come down behind you or walk to them and turn around and then
    press either A, X, or Y. You should pass this easily.
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    Attack 3: Ground Attacks
    Goal: Perform 12 ground attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Walk up to the bags on the floor and press either A, X, or Y. Once again, this
    is a very easy upgrade to earn.
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    Attack 4: Combo Tiger Sweep
    Goal: Perform 12 tiger sweep attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Punch the targets until they are "stunned" (no exclamation points over their
    head) and then press the combo of A, Y, A.
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    Attack 5: Combo Tiger Claw
    Goal: Perform 5 tiger claw attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Punch the targets until they are "stunned" (no exclamation points over their
    head) and then press the combo of X, A, Y.
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    Attack 6: Combo Leaping Tiger
    Goal: Perform 5 leaping tiger attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Punch the targets until they are "stunned" (no exclamation points over their
    head) and then press the combo of Y, X, A.
    ================================================================================
    Attack 7: Combo Dragon Kick
    Goal: Perform 6 dragon kick attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Punch the targets until they are "stunned" (no exclamation points over their
    head) and then press the combo of A, Y, A, Y.
    ================================================================================
    Attack 8: Combo Dragon Fist
    Goal: Perform 7 dragon fist attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Punch the targets until they are "stunned" (no exclamation points over their
    head) and then press the combo of X, A, Y, X.
    ================================================================================
    Attack 9: Combo Flying Dragon
    Goal: Perform 6 flying dragon attacks
          Survive the session
    
    Punch the targets until they are "stunned" (no exclamation points over their
    head) and then press the combo of Y, X, A, Y.
    ================================================================================
    
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    VI. FAQ
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    1. Q. Can I post your FAQ on my website?
       A. I do not have a problem with people posting my FAQ as long as my two
          conditions are met: 1) You e-mail me and I give you permission to post my
          FAQ on your website; 2) You give credit where credit is due (List me as
          the author).
    
    2. Q. I cannot beat a mission with the strategy that you gave me. What do I do?
       A. Either tell me whether it is clear or not and whether any mistakes are in
          my walkthrough. Sometimes there are multiple ways to beat a mission which
          I will not include, either because my strategy will be sufficient or
          because I am too lazy. Finally, I am only human so errors happen. E-mail
          me with the errors and I will correct the errors.
    
    3. Q. I found an error in your FAQ, so how do I contact you?
       A. griffytino@aol.com is my e-mail address that I check daily, so send me
          where the error occurred and what the error is.
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    VII. Version History
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    Version 1.0
    - Completed Walkthrough, FAQ, Version History, and Legalities sections
    - Corrected grammar mistakes for final version
    
    Version 0.75
    - Completed Table of Contents
    - Completed Controls, Characters, and Basics of Shooting sections
    - Completed all mission walkthroughs except the Alternate Chapters
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    VIII. Legalities
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    I would like to thank:
    
    - www.gamefaqs.com - For creating the one of the coolest sites on the
      internet and for hosting this FAQ.
    
    - Activision Inc. for publishing and distributing this awesome game
    
    - Luxoflux for developing this game
    
    This guide is copyright (c) 2003 griffytino.  This guide may be not be
    reproduced at all except for personal, private use. This guide is not
    to be used for profitable/promotional purposes (even if no money would
    be made by selling it or posting it on a for-profit webpage); this
    includes being used by publishers of magazines, guides, books, etc. or
    being incorporated into magazines, etc. in ANY way.  Unless noted in
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    (c) 2003 griffytino
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