hide results

    Homies FAQ by Kresselack

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 10/08/06 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Saint's Row
    Homie Guide
    Version 1.2
    Created by: Kresselack the Black Wolf, on the 27th day of September, 2006
    My email address is: mabairui AT gmail.com
    Copyright 2006 AD by B. A. Middleton
    
    
    Table of Contents
    1) Intro and Updates
    2) FAQs
    3) 3rd Street Saints
    4) Unique Homies
    4a) Wheel Woman 
    4b) Will
    4c) Mr. Wong
    4d) Laura
    4e) Chicken Ned
    4f) Samantha
    4g) Storyline SPOILERS homie
    5) Special Homies
    6) Credits and Thanks
    7) Legal Information
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                      WARNING! 
    
         Reading about the Special Homies or 'Storyline SPOILERS homie' may spoil
                             some of the game's story. 
    
                                You have been warned. 
    
                          Proceed at your own potential risk!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                   A glitch has been discovered relating to Mr. Wong,
                    please read the section in the FAQs or under his
                     area in 4c for info on avoiding this extremely
                                   nasty glitch.
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    1) Intro and Updates
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Homies are one of the most asked about subjects, so I decided to make this to
    hopefully help people who have questions on them, and with 2 pages worth when
    I searched for 'homies' that is a lot. UPDATE: In the week or so since I first
    finished this FAQ, the number of topics about the homies has dropped to almost
    none, hurrah!
    
    1.0-1.1 - Made a few changes here and there, nothing major. Addressed a rare
              glitch in the FAQs.
    1.1-1.2 - Added info about the Mr. Wong glitch, please read if you do not yet
              have him unlocked!
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    2) FAQS
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    Q.) How many homies can you have with you at once?
    A.) A maximum of 3 homies.
    
    Q.) When do you get more 'slots' for homies?
    A.) You get the first one after the Canonized mission. The other two unlock
    after you complete certain amounts of missions. For me, I got the 2nd slot when
    I did the Reinforcements mission, or around 10 missions total. For the 3rd slot
    you need to complete around 20 missions.
    
    Q.) How many unique homies can I get to call on my cell?
    A.) There are 7 unique homies.
    
    Q.) One of my unique homies died and I didn't revive them, it shows a skull
    next to their name on the cell, are they gone forever?
    A.) Don't worry, they will be back in 24 hours aka one in-game day.
    
    Q.) I keep getting a busy signal when I call a homie, what gives?
    A.) If you had a homie with you and you got smoked, that is usually what will
    happen. Waiting a while and trying again should fix it. Also can happen in a
    mission/activity.
    
    Q.) I called a homie and he/she told me they were busy, what's with that?
    A.) Try moving to a different area and call them again, if you are say, in a
    parking garage or other kind of enclosed area, usually they wont come. Also,
    being on a mission/stronghold/activity can have an effect on that as well.
    
    Q.) Uh, my game is like glitched, and it says one of my homies is dead, but I
    have them alive and well right next to me?
    A.) This is a rare glitch, try waiting an in-game day, if that doesn't work,
    I'm afraid I don't know what to tell you.
    
    Q.) My game is seriously FUBAR. I completed the Chinatown Hitman yet I didn't
    get Mr. Wong.
    A.) This seems to be a rare glitch, and unfortunately no solution has yet been
    found. Try loading an earlier save, or you may be sadly FUMTU and have to start
    a new game to try and get the achievement.
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I believe I have found what is causing this glitch with Mr. Wong. If you are
    saving instantly after you kill the last hit, it could be the problem. Make
    sure you save after it says you unlocked him and the platinum weapon(s).
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    3) The 3rd Street Saints
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    These are Saints members who can be found guarding strongholds and around any
    neighborhoods you control. The weapons you find them with will improve as you
    progress through the game. They will also pick up any weapon of a better class
    than what they currently have. Melee to Pistol to SMG to Shotgun to Rifle to
    RPG. They also will use thrown weapons on occassion. 
    
    Pros and Cons of using 3rd Street Saints homies:
    
    Pros - Will upgrade their weapons, unlike unique homies
         - You don't have to wait if one of them dies or otherwise goes MIA, since
           you can find them in any neighborhoods you own
         - Due to the different kinds, can offer humor from all the different lines
    
    Cons - Not as much health as unique homies
           
    
    Vehicle: The Saints drive vehicles based on how far into the game you are. If
    you are just starting out, you will see Slingshots and Destinys. The quality
    improves to eventually Nelsons and Bulldogs.
    
    The 3rd Street Saints can be found as the same presets you got to make your
    character with, that is: Caucasian, African-American, Asian, and Hispanic. 
    There is no real difference, although it 'might' effect their starting weapon. 
    You can sometimes get food/drink from the ones you recruit. 
    
    I have assigned them with names of actual Saints for identification.
    
    Note: 'Kinds' of the Saints refers to different voice actors/phrases that they
           say in the game.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    Male 3rd Street Saints: These guys can be found wearing almost any of the
    clothes you can buy in the game. They also come in a variety of body types,
    average, muscular, and 'big.'
    
    St. Alexander - "Let's make this quick, I wanna get my freak on tonight."
    The African-American Saints, fond of bandanas. St. Alexanders come in 3 kinds. 
    Some St. Alexanders are voiced by Geoff Meed and Karl T. Wright.
    Common Weapon: AS-12 Riot
    
    St. John - "I'm always ready to roll, dawg!"
    The Caucasian Saints, usually wear baseball caps. St. Johns come in 3 kinds.
    Common Weapon: Tombstone
    
    St. Leo - "I'm always down for representing the Row!"
    The Asian Saints, usually found with St. Roques at strongholds as the 'big'
    body type with hoodies. Average/muscular versions exist, dressed a lot like
    the St. Johns. At least 2 kinds of Leos. Some St. Leos are voiced by Emil Lin.
    Common Weapon: T3K Urban
    
    St. Roque - "I'm ready for a party, homes."
    The Hispanic Saints, usually wearing hoodies and the 'big' body type, also are
    average/muscular with a bandana folded and used as a head band. There are 3
    kinds.
    Common Weapon: GDHC .50
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    Female 3rd Street Saints: They are nowhere near as varied as the men, and much
    less common to find, usually. Some say they are weaker. Their clothing usually
    is either a t-shirt or tank top style, jeans or shorts.
    
    St. Joan - "Just make sure I don't get shot, okay?"
    The Asian Saints, and my personal favorite because early on everytime I picked
    up a Joan, she would always have a K6 Krukov. There are 2 kinds of Joans, long 
    hair and short hair. St. Joans are possibly voiced by Vyvan Pham or Laura Miro.
    Common Weapon: K6 Krukov
    
    St. Clare - "I've been looking for action all day!"
    The Caucasian Saints, much like the St. Johns, always wear baseball caps. Maybe
    2 kinds of Clares. St. Clares are possibly voiced by Erin Fitzgerald.
    Common Weapon: SKR-7 Spree
    
    St. Teresa - "I thought you'd never ask."
    The Hispanic Saints, St. Teresas seem to come in one kind only, with a bandana.
    Common Weapon: 12 Gauge
    
    St. Rose - "I'm with you playa."
    The African-American Saints, St. Roses seem to come in one kind only, with long
    hair.
    Common Weapon: Vice 9
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4) Unique Homies
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    There are 7 unique homies that you can unlock. They all have specific cars that
    they drive and only use one weapon.
    
    Pros and Cons of using Unique homies:
    
    Pros - Arrive within seconds at your location with a vehicle
         - Always have a gun, or whatever weapon they have
         - Have around the same amount of health as you
    
    Cons - Take 24 hours to come back if killed
         - Randomly may tell you they are busy/you get a busy signal
         - Always use the same weapons
    
    
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Reward for unlocking all 7 Unique Homies
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    
    Leader of the Pack Achievement, worth 10 points.
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4a) Wheel Woman - "I'll roll on over soon as I throw on some pants."
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    She is your first homie you can call on your cell phone. She is unique among
    the callable homies in that she drives any vehicle for you.
    
    How to unlock: Complete 'Canonized' mission
    Weapon: Vice 9
    Vehicle: Destiny
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4b) Will - "After what you did for me, how could I say no?"
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Will is a pimp in the Saints. He needs your help because the only ho he has is
    so fugly, even blind guys wont touch her.
    
    How to unlock: Complete both of the Snatch missions in the Saint's Row District
    Weapon: NR4
    Vehicle: Hammerhead
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4c) Mr. Wong "It appears I have chosen my allies wisely."
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You will first meet Mr. Wong when you start the Chinatown Hitman activity. He
    pretty much runs the rackets in Chinatown.
    
    How to unlock: Kill all 8 hits of the Chinatown Hitman
    Weapon: T3K Urban
    Vehicle: Justice
                                     !!!!!!!
                                     WARNING
                                     !!!!!!!
            Several people have reported a glitch when they try to get
          Mr. Wong. After finishing the last hit, they save immediately,
           before the game says they unlocked him. They then don't save
          after being awarded the things, which results in the game knowing
            they killed the last hit, but not that they unlocked Mr. Wong.
    
            Please make sure you either wait until it says you unlocked
           Wong and the platinum weapon(s) to save, or make sure you save
                again before re-loading or shutting off the system.
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4d) Laura - "Okay sweety, killing cops...is a BAD thing."
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Laura is a suburban housewife, she's a homemaker, and on the side she likes to
    sell narcotics. You first meet Laura when you start a Rollerz Drug Trafficking
    activity, she wants you to help protect her when she goes into the city because
    well, she's not poor.
    
    
    How to unlock: Complete Level 8 of Rollerz Drug Trafficking
    Weapon: Tombstone
    Vehicle: Hannibal
                        
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4e) Chicken Ned - "I hate to break it to you but, you just got your ass kicked
                      by a guy in a chicken suit!"
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    The only place I have seen where you 'legitamently' get this homie is on a wall
    near Tanya Winters' whore house. It says 'For a good time call 555-2445' Ned is
    pretty much a 'joke' homie, intended for comedy only, due to his using a bat,
    not to mention the fact he is in a Lik-a-Chik chicken suit. If you just want
    to have fun and aren't doing anything important where you need extra firepower,
    Chicken Ned's your man.
    
    
    How to unlock: Dial 555-2445 on your cell
    Weapon: Baseball Bat
    Vehicle: Jackrabbit
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4f) Samantha - "Fine, just so you know, this is not a date."
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Samantha is an almost nude stripper/prostitute, armed with an assault rifle.
    You may not want to use her if anyone who might be offended by her is around.
    She is practically naked, wearing a thong thing and stars over the nipple area.
    
    
    How to unlock: Complete Level 8 of Red Light District Escort.
    Weapon: K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: Stilleto
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
                                      HALT!
    
                 Stop reading here if you want to avoid Westside Rollerz
                                 storyline SPOILERS!
    
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    4g) Zombie Lin - "Brains..."
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Give Eye for an Eye Voodoo a ring after you finish the Rollerz mission:
    "No Time to Mourn" to get Zombie Lin. Good news guys, she's topless! Covered in
    seaweed and its flesh rotting, but still. Zombie Lin is another of the 'joke'
    homies, it rips off one of its arms to bludgeon people with. It also says
    "Brains" a lot, and eats the fallen. Poor Lin... C'est le guerre. Lin is/was
    voiced by Tia Carrere.
    
    How to unlock: Dial 555-5966 after finishing Rollerz "No Time to Mourn" mission
    Weapon: Its own arm
    Vehicle: Lin's unique Reaper
    
    
    
    
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
                                      HALT!
    
                 Do not scroll up if you want to avoid Westside Rollerz
                                 storyline SPOILERS!
    
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    5) Special Homies
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    In some missions you will get special homies. Special homies are unique, story
    related characters, usually. They also, for the most part, will switch weapons
    to upgrade to a better class, like the 3rd Street Saints homies. Some will have
    multiple weapons listed, because they change based on what mission they help
    you in.
    
    NOTE: Also included are some non-Saints you will encounter through the story.
    
    Pros and Cons of the special homies:
    
    Pros - Usually will upgrade their weapons
         - Drive unique vehicles you can 'acquire' by cancelling the mission or
           finishing one of the other gangs' story
    
    Cons - None, really. You're forced to use them, anyway
         - Mission fails if you can't revive them in time
    
    
    Troy - "You earned your colors today."
    
    Troy is one of the top men in the Saints. He supplies most of the intelligence
    they need to clean up Stillwater, thanks to his many contacts. Troy is voiced
    by Michael Rapaport.
    
    Weapon: Vice 9, K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: None?
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Johnny Gat - "This is always the hard part for me, balancing stopping power
                  with personal enjoyment."
    
    Johnny is Aisha's boyfriend, and is in charge of taking out the Vice Kings. He
    enjoys murdering, weapons, and the fine dining at Freckle Bitch's. Johnny is 
    voiced by Daniel Dae Kim. He is usually people's favorite character.
    
    Weapon: 12 Gauge, K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: Venom
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Benjamin King - "We ain't gonna start a war every time some mothaf***a acts 
                     hard."
    
    Mr. King is the head of the Vice Kings. He made them what they are, and to do
    that you would have to be a professional and a badass, and in King's case, he's
    both. Benjamin King is voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan.
    
    Weapon: Tombstone
    Vehicle: Mag
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Dex - "It's not THE Los Carnales! It's just the Carnales!"
    
    Dex is put in charge of taking down the Carnales. He prefers to use planning
    and strategies, as opposed to brute force. Never say 'the Los Carnales' 
    around him. Dex is voiced by J.A.Q.
    
    Weapon: SKR-7 Spree, K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: Raycaster
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Aisha - "Bounce like my checks did, back in the day..."
    
    Aisha grew up in Saint's Row like most of the 3rd Street Saints, but she got
    out of there when she became a star singer with Kingdom Come Records. Aisha
    is voiced by Sy Smith.
    
    Weapon: Vice 9
    Vehicle: Zomkah
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Julius Little - "Welcome to the 3rd Street Saints."
    
    The leader of the 3rd Street Saints, Julius spearheads the cleaning up of the
    city. Julius is voiced by Keith David.
    
    Weapon: NR4, K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: Zenith
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Tanya Winters - "Hey, baby."
    
    Okay, so she's not exactly a homie, but you do get to drive her around.
    She runs a whorehouse and is a high-up in the Vice Kings. Ms. Winters is voiced
    by Mila Kunis.
    
    Weapon: K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: Status Quo
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Billy's Former Boss - "I'm not going to be pushed around by some punk kids!"
    
    You come across this guy giving Billy his 'severance package' and he offers you
    some cash if you work as Billy's replacement, providing firepower while he does
    drug deals.
    
    Weapon: Vice 9
    Vehicle: NRG V8 - A unique hippy-looking van
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Laura - "Whoopsidoodle!"
    
    Laura is a suburban housewife, she's a homemaker, teaches piano, proud mother,
    and on the side she likes to sell narcotics. You meet Laura when you start a
    Rollerz Drug Trafficking activity, she wants you to help protect her when she
    goes into the city because well, she's not poor.
    
    Weapon: Baseball Bat
    Vehicle: Hannibal
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Marvin - "I'm glad you on the payroll, son!"
    
    Marvin needs your help, he has a supply of good narcotics, but stealing junkies
    from other dealers isn't going to be taken well. You meet him on the Vice Kings
    Drug Trafficking activities.
    
    Weapon: K6 Krukov
    Vehicle: Aqua
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    6) Credits and Thanks
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Thanks go to the guys and gals who spent countless hours making this game for
    us. Also to GameFAQS, SuperCheats, and 1UP.com for hosting this.
    
    Thanks to the various members of the GameFAQs/Spot forums who inspired the
    making of this.
    
    My condolences to the unfortunate people who have encountered the Mr. Wong
    glitch.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    7) Legal Information
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.