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    Arcade Mode Walkthrough by ispitacid

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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.
     _________________                              
    |                 |              
    |      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.
     _______________________________
    |      |                |       |
    |      |  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