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                        EVIL DEAD: A FISTFUL OF BOOMSTICK

                     ARCADE MODE STRATEGY GUIDE BY ispitacid
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Contents:
1. Controls & Special Attacks
2. Deadite Classes
3. Basic Skills & Strategies
4. Scoring & Ranking System 
5. Basic Mission Objectives
6. Missions
 6A Dearborn Outskirts 
   1. Working Out
   2. Careful Shooting
   3. Fiery End
   4. Here, Catch!
   5. TV Hell
 6B Downtown Dearborn
   1. Deadite Trap
   2. Stolen Silver
   3. Treasure Hunt
   4. Alley McSqueal
   5. Harvest Time
 6C Nathaniel Payne Museum 
   1. Help From the Big Guy
   2. Hidden Treasure
   3. Museum Ambush
   4. Resurrection
   5. Tough Crowd
 6D Colonial Dearborn
   1. Precision Bombing
   2. Stunning Performance
   3. Deadite Danger
   4. Burn Deadite Burn
   5. Forest Clearance
 6E Civil War Dearborn
   1. Barrel of Laughs
   2. Swashbuckler
   3. Big Fight
   4. Hail of Bullets
   5. Grave Situation
 6F Evil Dearborn
   1. Ring of Death
   2. Glittering Prizes
   3. Ammo Test
   4. Barbecued Slavelords
   5. Dead By Dawn
7. High Scores
8. Credits 

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                    1. Controls & Special Attacks
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 (buttons not used in arcade mode are Triangle, R1, Select button)

Directional Buttons: Show/Hide HUD/Scroll through Inventory

Left Analog: Control Ash/ Scroll through left hand weapons and inventory

Right Analog: Control Camera/Rotate items in inventory/scroll through right
hand weapons

X button: Right hand attack

O button: Block

Square button: Left hand attack/Shakes Ash free of Deadites hold

L1 button: Targets closest Deadite

L2 button: Selects Left hand weapon

R2 button: Select right hand weapon/Enlarge highlighted Items in Inventory

R3 button: Center the camera

Start Button: Pause game

Lock on: L1 locks on the nearest enemy until it is killed and is auto-switched
to closest deadite.

Chainsaw Impale: Press the X button twice, and on the second time hold it. 
Release after about a second to impale a near by deadite.  
You can also create a combo attack by pressing the Square button with any
weapon selected in your left hand.

Backhand Slash: Press the X button 3 times, and on the third time hold it.
Again, release after about a second to spin around hitting all surrounding 
Deadites.

Chainsaw Unleash: Hold down the X button, then release to have Ash swing his
chainsaw all over the place.

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                        2. Deadite Classes
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1. Deadite Humans: Dearborn pedestrian clothing, random difficulty.

2. Zombies: Green or white (and naked).

3. Warriors: Deadites with blades for hands.

4. Guardians: Very strong (and fat). 

5. Slavelords: Very strong, with large claws for fingernails.

6. Sabertoothed Tigers: You guessed it, a sabertoothed tiger.

7. Hell hound: Possessed Dog (and you thought it was a deadite's best friend)

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                    3. Basic Skills & Strategies
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Sometimes, a large hoard of Deadites will be charging you, blocking your only
means of escape.  One of the most important skills in Arcade Mode is the 
ability to dodge Deadites.  When doing this, the standard maneuver is to just
weave in and out of these mobs much like a running back in football.

Spells are not always your best friend, but most of the time they are.  
Sometimes your score depends on a lot of combo points, and the best way to 
raise that is to perform a lot of combos.  However, when you use something like
the Extra Strength spell, you kill Deadites in one attack most of the time.
To get those precious combo points, don't take that Strength spell.
Most of the time though, spells are almost invaluable. 

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                    4. Scoring & Ranking System
Score : (total points)   Time Taken : M'SS'HH (minutes, seconds, hundredths)
 
Time Bonus (time left)  Amount x___
Health Bonus            Amount x___         
Ammo Bonus              Amount x___
Deadites Killed         Amount x___       (Multiplier values        
Heads Lopped            Amount x___        will change from
Arms Severed            Amount x___        mission to mission)    
Legs Severed            Amount x___            
Combo Attacks           Amount x___            

Best Kill Rampage

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                    5. Basic Mission Objectives 
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In the arcade missions, there are 3 different objectives you will face:

Kill All the Deadites! - Kill every deadite to complete the mission.

Find the Silver! - Find all the silver in the level to complete the mission.

Destroy the Large Barrels! - Destroy all of the Large Barrels in the mission.
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                          6. Mission Strategies
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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6A Dearborn Outskirts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   1. Working Out
Objective: Kill All the Deadites (18)
Time Limit: 02/00/00
Weapons Available: Shovel
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: Using the diagram below, the X is where you start. From where
you start, there will be an extra strength spell sitting in front of you, shown
as an "o" on the map. Walk forward and grab it, then turn to your left a little
and go to the first group of 6 Deadites. Pretty basic for your first mission. 
Now that you're pumped up, just beat some deadite butt. The second group will 
touch down in the far right corner. I like to grab the very center spell and go
take care of group #2. Once you've offed all of them, group 3 will spawn right
about where you started. For them I usually grab the spell in the far right 
corner. Take care of this third group and you've completed your first mission.
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|                 |              
|      o       2  |              
|                 |              
|                 |              
|        o        |              
| 1               |              
|              o  |              
|                 |       
|   o     ________|        
| X  3   |
|________|                   


   2. Careful Shooting
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! (12)
Time Limit: 01/00/00
Weapons Available: Shotgun

Strategy: Using the diagram below, the X is where you start from. From the 
start, run towards the first group (below #'s 1, 2, and 3). You start with 3
shotgun shots, so take all of them out. Grab the reload and you'll have 2 shots
now. By this point the second group of 3 Deadites should have approached you.
Now this part is very important: it is the cop Deadites that give you the 
reload of shotgun ammo, so take him out either first or second. So kill the cop
and grab the reload, and kill the other 2 Deadites. Now do the same thing for 
the next 2 groups, keeping in mind to kill the cops either first or second. You
should finish the mission with one shot left.
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|      |                |       |
|      |  1    2    3   |       |
|      |                |       |
|      |                |_______|
|______|                        |
|                            4  |
|           ________            |
| 10       |        |        5  |
| X        |        |           |
| 11       |        |        6  |
|          |        |           |
| 12       |________|           |
|                               |
|                               |
|         7    8    9           |
|_______________________________|


   3. Fiery End
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! (32)
Time Limit: 01/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Molotovs, Shovel

Strategy: Here I'm not even going to draw a diagram. Your mission is contained
to one long street. You start at one end and watch 16 Deadites all touch down
at one time at the other end. What you want to do is run forward for the far
lightpost on the right. This way, you are more to the side of the road, and all
the Deadites will group together more to get you. Grouping together is good 
because now, you throw a molotov and take out almost a third of the group. Now
you hold down X and wait for a group to surround you and release X to unleash
your chainsaw. Now quickly back up and run for a while to get all of the 
straggler Deadites together again. Now molotov them and unleash them like you
just did. The "unleash" attack gives decent combo points and kills them fast.
Now the second group of 16 Deadites will spawn at the end you started at. To
kill a bunch of them really fast molotov the van, which will explode. Now again
as you did before, run down the street a ways and molotov then unleash and
repeat. If you can, chainsaw the small groups because the ammo bonus on this
mission is x2500, about 2250 more than any other multiplier.


   4. Here, Catch!
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! (16)
Time Limit: 01/15/00
Weapons Available: Dynamite, Shotgun

Strategy: Use the diagram below to know where to throw your dynamite. You are
in a giant square with 4 rows of 4 Deadites. You are given 10 dynamites, and
an empty shotgun which you never use. Basically you are just going to toss the
dynamite over the "fence" at the Deadites, to take them out in groups of
usually 3 or 4. Stand on the X1 and X2 to throw to the 3 positions marked by 
the "o" on the map directly ahead. Then stand on the X3 and X4 and throw to the
3 positions directly ahead. The hardest part of the mission is gauging how hard
to throw, and getting the aim down.
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|    O        O      |          
| 1    4    8    12  |                
|                    |
| 2    5    9    13  |                
|    O        O      |          
| 3    6    10   14  |                 
|                    |          
| 4  O 7    11 O 15  |                 
|                    |          
|====================|                              
|   X1         X3    |          
|   X2         X4    |          
|====================|


   5. TV Hell
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Pistol
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6B Downtown Dearborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   1. Deadite Trap
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! (20)
Time Limit: 02/00/00
Weapons Available: Shovel
Spells Available: Stun

Strategy: Here you have to kill 20 Deadites with the shovel and the stun spell.
Each deadite group of 4 will spawn in the center area under the pavilion. Each
time you must lead them out towards one of the 5 spells, denoted below with 
and "o" for each. Using the diagram below, you start at the X. Once you start 
run forward and meet the first group of 4 under the pavilion. As soon as they 
land, hit the first spell. This will stun all of them, and now the trick is how
to kill them. Using your shovel, face a deadite and hold down square to pull it
back, then let go to knock their head off. This gives you a great amount of 
points, and points that will really effect your bonus points at the end too.
So knock off all their heads and grab the health. Now it is basically your
choice which of the four corners to go to now. Choose one and repeat the same
process of stun then lop. Just remember that the spell's radius isn't huge, so
you have to lure every one close before you activate the spell.
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|            |            | 
| o          |          o |                   
|           _|_           |                  
|       ___|___|___       |                        
|      |           |      |                  
|     _|           |_     |                                
|    | |           | |    |                             
|====| |     o     | |====|                                 
|    |_|           |_|    |                              
|      |           |      |                 
|      |___________|      |                 
|          |___|          |                    
|            |            |                       
| o          X          o |                       
|____________|____________|


   2. Stolen Silver
Objective: Collect the Silver Items!
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Shovel

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   3. Treasure Hunt
Objective: Collect the Silver Items!
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Pistol

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   4. Alley McSqueal
Objective: Kill All the Deadites!
Time Limit: 01/15/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Shovel
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: Referring to the map below, you start at the "X." You are going to 
use both the shovel and the chainsaw in this mission, so have both handy. 
You want to run towards the doorstep as to wait for deadite #1 to spawn.  
Now, this strategy is the strategy you are going to use for each deadite in 
the mission.  Wait there holding Square, so you have your shovel held back 
ready to strike. As the deadite spawns and comes towards you, release 
Square. You should knock the deadite backward onto the ground. Now run up a
few steps and get ready to use the chainsaw. As the deadite gets up, do the
chainsaw impale on it (as explained in section 1).  With the deadite on your
chainsaw in the air, hit it off with the shovel. This should have given you
2 combo attacks, and 750 points. Now turn a little to the left and prepare 
to do the same for deadite #2. Except, now here is the crucial part of this
mission.  When deadite #2 drops the strength spell, do not grab it. That's 
right, DO NOT GRAB IT. The spell will only let you kill Deadites quicker, 
meaning less combo points, which means no high score, and you guessed it, 
no A ranking. So, when you kill this deadite, let the spell go and run to 
#3. The rest of the mission is pretty easy except for the fact that you have
to have impeccable combo attacks. Other than that, just refer to the map 
below again to know where the next deadite is about to appear. And for 
reference, the Deadites that you need to be careful around because they drop
strength spells are numbers 2, 5, and 7, which are all the brown haired, 
yellow pants Deadites.
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| 4         3        2  ||
|                       ||  Yellow Barrier
|                       ||
|                  12 1 |
| 11                   [|   Doorstep
|                       |
|  5                    |
|                       |
| 6    X              7 |
|      _10____9____8____|
|             |
|_____________|


   5. Harvest Time
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! (48)
Time Limit: 02/15/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Shotgun
Spells Available: Stun

Strategy: The Deadites come in groups of 8 here. The first group will start 
in the direction you're facing, so at the start run forward. Once group #1 
spawns, stand before them (holding X) with your chainsaw ready. Aim to kill
the deadite with brown hair and yellow pants first because he usually gives
you the stun spell. The biker with the hat is usually the one that gives you
the shotgun ammo. The stripper with green clothes is usually the one that 
gives you health, if you were wondering. To kill each group do the average
"kill a few till you get the spell, then stun them and kill a few more." I
like to seldom use the shotgun as you get a x200 bonus at the end for left
over ammo, and great bonus points for all of the different parts severed. 
Health bonus is so small you can almost finish the mission with none and 
still get an A. Bottom line: shoot and slash to get the spell, then stun,
then chainsaw them good.
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|              =              |
|              =              |
|           2  =         6    |
|         _____=____          |
|        |          |         |_____
|        |          |               |
|    1   |          |               |
|        |          |               |
|        |          |           5   |
|        |          |   4      _____|
|        |__________|         |
|                             |
|    X                        |
|             3               |
|_____________________________|


 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6C Museum Dearborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   1. Help From the Big Guy
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Shovel
Spells Available: Possess Guardian

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   2. Hidden Treasure
Objective: Collect the Silver Items!
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Shotgun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....  

   3. Museum Ambush
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Dynamite, Shovel

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   4. Resurrection
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Pistol
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   5. Tough Crowd
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Shotgun
Spells Available: Stun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....


 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6D Colonial Dearborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   1. Precision Bombing
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Dynamite, Shotgun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   2. Stunning Performance
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Hand Cannon
Spells Available: Stun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   3. Deadite Danger
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Hand Cannon
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   4. Burn Deadite Burn
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Shotgun
Spells Available: Rain of Fire

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   5. Forest Clearance
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Launcher, Dynamite, Chainsaw (to collect)
Spells Available: Stun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....


 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6E Civil War Dearborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   1. Barrel of Laughs
Objective: Destroy the Large Barrels!
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Pistol, Gatling Gun, Chainsaw

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   2. Swashbuckler
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Sword, Gattling Gun
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   3. Big Fight
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Chainsaw, Hand Cannon
Spells Available: Possess Slavelord

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   4. Hail of Bullets
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Dynamite, Gattling Gun, Shovel

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   5. Grave Situation
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Sword, Gattling Gun
Spells Available: Rain of Fire

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....


 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6F Evil Dearborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   1. Ring of Death
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Sword
Spells Available: Extra Strength

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....

   2. Glittering Prizes
Objective: Collect the Silver Items!
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Sword, Gattling Gun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....

   3. Ammo Test
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Launcher, Dynamite, Gattling Gun
Spells Available: Stun

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....

   4. Barbecued Slavelords
Objective: Kill All the Deadites! 
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Shovel, Flamethrower

Strategy: .....COMING SOON..... 

   5. Dead By Dawn!
Objective: Kill All the Deadites!
Time Limit: 00/00/00
Weapons Available: Dynamite, Gattling Gun, Shovel
Spells Available: Rain of Fire

Strategy: .....COMING SOON.....


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                              7. High Scores
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.....COMING SOON.....

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                                  8. Credits
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Thanks to GameFAQs for posting this

Thanks to Bruce Campbell for being, well, the man

Thanks to the makers of Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick

Copyright 2003 ispitacid