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     TNA Impact FAQ

     XBox 360

     Author:  LDSmith

     Website: www.levidsmith.com

     Mail: gitcommand AT gmail DOT com

     September 2008
   
     Version 1.0

     The contents of this guide may not be altered in any way or form.
     This guide is not for profit.
 
     
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Table of Contents
==============================================================================


Wrestlers ...................... [TNA01]
Match Types .................... [TNA02]
Arenas ......................... [TNA03]
Moves .......................... [TNA04]
Create a Player ................ [TNA05]
Unlockables .................... [TNA07]
Achievements ................... [TNA08]
DLC ............................ [TNA09]
Q&A ............................ [TNA10]
Gripes ......................... [TNA11]
Credits ........................ [TNA12]


==============================================================================
Wrestlers [TNA01]
==============================================================================


Name            Style  Unlock Method
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AJ Styles       HF     -  
Samoa Joe       G      -  
Kurt Angle      G      -  
Sting           G      -
Christian Cage  G      -
Booker T        B      -
Hernandez       B      -
Homicide        HF     -
Rhino           B      -
Shark Boy       HF     -
Robert Roode    G      -
Scott Steiner   B      -
Alex Shelley    HF     -
Fallen Angel    HF     -
James Storm     B      -
Chris Sabin     HF     -
Brother Devon   G      -
Brother Ray     B      Story
Kevin Nash      B      Story
Jay Lethal      HF     Story
Tomko           G      Story
Sonjay Dutt     HF     Story
Eric Young      G      Story
Jeff Jarrett    B      Story
Abyss           B      Story
Senshi          HF     200,000 SP
Benny           B      350,000 SP
Lenny           G      400,000 SP
Afro Thunder    B      750,000 SP
Suicide         B      Story
Don West        B      250,000 SP
Mike Tenay      ??     Amazon Code


HF = High Flyer
G  = Grappler
B  = Brawler


==============================================================================
Match Types [TNA02]
==============================================================================

Standard Match
1 vs 1 with victory achieved by pinfall or submission within the ring.

Tag Team
2 vs 2 with victory achieved by pinfall or submission within the ring.

Free for All
Every man for himself with victory achieved by pinfall or submission within
the ring.

Ultimate X
1 vs 1 with victory achieved by unlatching the "X" from above the ring.

Ultimate X FFA
1 vs 1 vs 1 Every man for himself with victory achieved by unlatching the "X"
from above the ring.

Submission
1 vs 1 with victory achieved by submission within the ring.

Handicap
1 vs 2 with victory achieved by pinfall or submission within the ring.

FCA Match
Falls Count Anywhere - 1 vs 1 with victory achieved by pinfall or submission
anywhere within the confines of the arena.

FCA Match Tag
Falls Count Anywhere - 2 vs 2 with victory achieved by pinfall or submission
anywhere within the confines of the arena.


==============================================================================
Arenas [TNA03]
==============================================================================

Orlando (The Impact Zone)
- Unlocked from the beginning
- Posters: Team 3D on Turning Point 2005 poster
           Sting on Lockdown 2006 poster
           Jarret on Hard Justice 2006 poster
- T-Shirts: MMG (Motor City Machine Guns)
            LAX 
            TNA Meltdown logo


Armory
- Unlocked in story mode
- Many small "indy" wrestling organizations hold events in armories 


The Freedom Center
- Unlocked in story mode
- One entryway is in the shape of a star, while the other is in the shape of a
hexagon
- The arena decorations are similar to those used in WCW's Great American
  Bash pay per views


Japan
Unlocked in story mode
- Posters:  Senshi's Face
            Sting on Destination X poster
            Jarrett silhouette holding guitar
- The crowd actually acts like a Japanese crowd, as documented in TNA's Global
 Impact Japan DVD.  The crowd will cheer for big moves and then become quiet.
 Plus, the crowd doesn't jump up and down like the crowds in other arenas,
 and they do not hold have signs.



Mexico
- Unlocked in story mode


England
- Unlocked with 420,000 Style Points


Vegas
- Unlocked in story mode



Fan signs in Orlando (Impact Zone), Armory, Freedom Center, Mexico, Vegas:
             Angle for Prez, It's damn real! (picture of US flag)
             Samoan Submission Machine (picture of Joe's face)
             Crush your enemies
             Where's my guitar?
             Instant Classic (arrow pointing down)
             (Picture of Angle with "A" in a star)
             LAX Stole my other sign
             Gore this guy (arrow pointing right)
             Eric You're Fired!
             (Picture of Sting's Face)


==============================================================================
Moves [TNA04]
==============================================================================

All point values are for the first time the move is executed.  The point value
will go down by approximately half each time the move is repated.  If the move
is not used for some time, then then full point value will be awarded again.

If one command results in different moves for wrestlers, then all
of the move names are listed to the left of the command.  The
wrestlers that perform the move are listed below the move name
preceeded by a ">".



>> Standing / Walking (opponent standing / walking) <<

Move                           Command                         Style Points
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kick                           A                                     0
Strong Kick                    A + LB                               50 
Climb in/out of Ring           B (near ropes)                        0
Climb Turnbuckle               B (near turnbuckle)                   0
Pickup Weapon                  B (near weapon)                       0
Climb to Apron                 B (near ropes)                        0
Tag Partner                    B + LB (near partner)                 0
Punch                          X                                     0
Strong Punch                   X + LB                                0
Power Attack                   Y                                   200
Standing Lockup                Y + LB                                0
Power Attack                   Y + LS (towards the opponent)       200
Throw                          Y + LS (away from the opponent)       0
Power Attack                   Y + LB + LS (towards the opponent)    0
Irish Whip                     Y + LB + LS (away from the opponent)  0
Strong Modifier                LB                                    0
Counter                        RB
Block                          RB + LS (away from the opponent)      0
Taunt                          RB + LB                               0
Run                            RT                                    0
Move                           LS                                    0
Change Target                  RS                                    0
Finisher                       Standing Lockup, B                  500



>> Standing (Opponent on Ground) <<

Move                           Command                         Style Points
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kick                           A                                     0
Strong Kick                    A + LB                               50
Submission                     B + LB (near limb)                    0
Punch                          X                                     0
Strong Punch                   X + LB                               75
Grab Attack                    Y (near arm)                        100 
Grab Attack                    Y (near leg)                        175
Grab Attack                    Y (near head)                       100
Pickup to headhold             Y + LB (near head)                    0
        (200 Points for first Punch, X, after lockup)
Grab Attack                    Y + LS (towards opponent)
Grab Attack                    Y + LS (away from opponent          175
                                       near arm)
Grab Attack                    Y + LS (away from opponent          100
                                       near leg)
Grab Attack                    Y + LS (away from opponent          100
                                       near head)




>> On Ground <<

Move                           Command                         Style Points
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Get up                         B                                     0
Roll out of ring               B (near ropes)                        0
Counter                        RB                                    0
Roll                           LS                                    0
Kickout
  When you are pinned, kickout by quickly moving the left control stick back
  and forth.  This is most easily done by placing the palm of your hand or the
  top your fingers on top of the control stick move it right to left, back and
  forth very quickly.





>> Inside the ring, Opponent Outside the Ring <<

Move                           Command                         Style Points
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Corkscrew Plancha              RT + LB + X (into ropes
  >Homicide                          towards opponent)
  >Senshi
Suicide Dive                   
  >Shark Boy
  >Fallen Angel
  >Sonjay Dutt
Cross Body Block
  >Chris Sabin
  >Jay Lethal


>> High Flyers <<

Move                           Command                         Style Points
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Spring Board into              RT + LB + Y (into ropes)            225
Reverse DDT
  >AJ Styles
  >Alex Shelley
  >Shark Boy
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Spring Board into
Spinning DDT
  >Homicide
  >Chris Sabin
Top Rope Springboard
Somersault
  >Fallen Angel
Spring Board to
Cross Body Block
  >Jay Lethal


Hurricanranna                  RT + Y (near opponent)
  >AJ Styles
  >Homicide
  >Shark Boy
  >Fallen Angel
  >Senshi
Tornado DDT
  >Alex Shelley
  >Chris Sabin
  >Jay Lethal
  >Sonjay Dutt


Headscissors Takedown          RT + Y (close to opponent)           125
  >AJ Styles
  >Fallen Angel
  >Chris Sabin
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Tornado DDT                    
  >Homicide
Neckbreaker
  >Alex Shelley
Diamond Cutter
  >Shark Boy
Side Russian Leg Sweep
  >Jay Lethal


Moonsault                      Climb to top turnbuckle,            375
  >AJ Styles                   LS (away from ring),
  >Shark Boy                   X
  >Fallen Angel
  >Jay Lethal
  >Sonjay Dutt
Spin to Splash                  
  >Homicide
  >Alex Shelley
  >Chris Sabin
  >Senshi


Flying Clothesline             Climb to top turnbuckle, X
  >AJ Styles
  >Homicide
  >Chris Sabin
Flying Elbow
  >Alex Shelley
  >Fallen Angel
  >Jay Lethal
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Body Block (Arms Back)
  >Shark Boy


Flying Dropkick                Climb to top turnbuckle, A             275
  >AJ Styles
  >Chris Sabin
Flying Flip                    
  >Homicide
  >Alex Shelley
  >Shark Boy
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Knee Drop
  >Fallen Angel
  >Jay Lethal



Flying Cross-Body              Climb to top turnbuckle, Y
  >AJ Styles
  >Shark Boy
  >Chris Sabin
  >Jay Lethal
Hurricanranna
  >Homicide
  >Alex Shelley
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Shooting Star Press
  >Fallen Angel


Top Rope Springboard           LB + B (next to ring ropes),
to Flying Elbow                LS (towards ring) + LB + X
  >AJ Styles
  >Alex Shelley
  >Chris Sabin
  >Jay Lethal
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Over top Rope to
Flyling Shoulder Block
  >Homicide
  >Shark Boy
Over top Rope to
Cross Body Block
  >Fallen Angel


Top Rope Springboard           LB + B (next to ring ropes),          325
to Somersault                  LS (towards ring) + LB + Y
  >AJ Styles
Top Rope Springboard
to Cross Body Block
  >Homicide
  >Alex Shelley
  >Shark Boy
  >Fallen Angel
  >Jay Lethal
  >Senshi
Top Rope Springboard
to Cross Body to DDT
  >Chris Sabin
Top Rope Springboard
to Shooting Star Press
  >Sonjay Dutt


Top Rope Springboard           LB + B (next to ring ropes),          100
To Drop Kick                   LS (towards ring) + LB + A
  >AJ Styles
  >Homicide
  >Alex Shelley
  >Shark Boy
  >Fallen Angel
  >Chris Sabin
  >Jay Lethal
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi
Turns into an over the top Hurricanranna if the opponent is close to the
ropes



>> Opponent Slumped against turnbuckle <<

Move                           Command                         Style Points
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Mounted Punches at Turnbuckle
Press LS (towards opponent) + LB + X
  >Alex Shelley
  >Fallen Angel
  >Jay Lethal
  >Senshi

Head Slam into Turnbuckle
Press LS towards opponent + Y

Monkey Flip out of Turnbuckle
Press LS (towards opponent) + LB + Y
  >Alex Shelley
  >Fallen Angel
  >Chris Sabin
  >Jay Lethal
  >Sonjay Dutt
  >Senshi



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Create a Player [TNA05]
==============================================================================

Note: "Create a Player" and "Create a Wrestler" (CAW) will be used
interchangeably in this guide.


Below are descriptions of the selectable CAW intros.

Intro 1  - Shanke Head, Hit Head, Come on Gesture
           Music: Impact Show Theme

Intro 2  - Strut, Slap Butt
           Music: Music that plays on main menu screen

Intro 3  - Kneel and Hold One Arm in Air
           Music: ODB

Intro 4  - Hold both arms in air, point at crowd with left hand,
           point at crowd with right hand

Intro 5  - Holding both arms at waist elbows out, robot like

Intro 6  - Tilt head back and look around
           Music: 3 Live Kru / BG James

Intro 7  - Holding arms out, he wants a hug?

Intro 8  - Benny the clown intro, Eric Young like, holds left hand to ear.

Intro 9  - Hit head with right hand twice, then hit head with both hands

Intro 10 - Hold arms in air with fingers apart, looks like he sniffs
           left arm pit then right arm pit
           Music: Old Sonjay Dutt Theme (without the sirens)



How do I make <Insert Wrestler's Name Here>?
The website below has a good collection of player created CAWS with
the formulas for making each CAW.

http://caws.ws/impact/list.php?cat=1


==============================================================================
Unlockables [TNA07]
==============================================================================

Thanks to ROHwayne on the GameFaqs TNA Board for point values.

M = Move
  F = Finisher
C = Character
A = Arena


Style Points     Name                      Type
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
120,000          Wheelbarrow Neckbreaker    M F
130,000          Full Nelson Suplex         M
140,000          Basement Dropkick          M
156,000          Crotch Punch               M
184,000          Twisting Crossbody         M
192,000          Tornado DDT                M
200,000          The Bookend                M F
200,000          Senshi                     C
208,000          Eye Rake                   M
216,000          Neckbreaker                M
232,000          Tailbreaker                M
240,000          The Cradle Shock           M F
240,000          Jawbreaker                 M
250,000          Don West                   C
252,000          Leg Sweep                  M
268,000          German Suplex              M
280,000          Dragon Suplex              M F
290,000          The Border Toss            M F
312,000          Atomic Drop                M
320,000          The Gore                   M F
320,000          Hurricanranna              M
350,000          Big Bad Benny              C
360,000          The Gringo Killer          M F
376,000          Mexican Head Scissor       M
388,000          Cutter                     M
400,000          Hangman's Neckbrkr         M F
400,000          Last Laugh Lenny           C
420,000          England Arena              A
440,000          Jackknife Powerbomb        M F
480,000          Military Slam              M F
486,000          Reverse DDT                M F
518,000          Scorpion Death Drop        M F
520,000          Muscle Buster              M F
550,800          The Shell Shock            M F
560,000          The Payoff                 M F
583,200          Sitout Powerbomb           M F
615,600          Sonjay Cutter              M F
648,000          Steiner Recliner           M F
680,400          The Styles Clash           M F
712,800          The Stroke                 M F
745,200          The Unprettier             M F
750,000          Afro Thunder               C
777,600          The Black Hole Slam        M F
842,000          Angle Slam                 M F
972,000          Canadian Destroyer         M



Moves Unlocked in Story Mode
The Angel's Wings
8 Second Ride
D.O.A.


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Achievements [TNA08]
==============================================================================

  5 On Top of the World ... Create a player in Story mode (Chapter 1).

 10 Lucha Libre! .......... Win the Mexican Gauntlet Match in Story
                            mode (Chapter 1).

 10 Welcome to America .... Defeat James Storm in Story mode (Chapter 2).

 10 King of the Gauntlet .. Win the Gauntlet Match in Story mode (Chapter 2).

 15 Welcome to TNA! ....... Defeat Robert Roode in Story mode (Chapter 3).

 15 Climbing the Ladder ... Win two Tag Team matches in Story
                            mode (Chapter 4).

 20 5150 .................. Beat LAX in Story mode (Chapter 4).

 20 It's About No Limits .. Win three X Division matches in Story
                            mode (Chapter 5).

 25 He's Not Phenomenal ... Defeat AJ Styles in Story mode (Chapter 5).

 30 This Is Awesome! ...... Become the X Division Champion in Story
                            mode (Chapter 5).

 35 A Heavyweight Price ... Win your first Heavyweight match in Story
                            mode (Chapter 6).

 45 The Bigger They Are.... Defeat Kevin Nash in Story mode (Chapter 6).

 55 Start Your Own Streak . Defeat Samoa Joe in Story mode (Chapter 6).

 75 It's Damn Real! ....... Defeat Kurt Angle in Story mode (Chapter 6).

100 The New King of TNA ... Defeat Jeff Jarrett in Story mode (Chapter 6).

 15 Send'em Home Happy .... Perform a signature move to excite the crowd

 40 Highspot Risktaker .... Perform 50 aerial moves successfully.

 20 Don't Fire Eric ....... Defeat Robert Roode with Eric Young

  5 Return of The Icon .... Play as Sting.

 15 X Marks the Spot ...... Win an Ultimate X match.

 25 Detroit's Finest ...... Win a Tag Team match using Alex Shelley and
                            Chris Sabin.

 25 Mid-Card Contender .... Win 25 matches in any mode.

 20 He's on Fire!! ........ Create an all flame clothing theme.

 50 Shark in the Water .... Defeat every wrestler on the roster with Shark Boy.

 20 Planet Jarrett ........ Play against a real life TNA wrestler or someone
                            who has.

 25 World Wide Wrestler ... Play 25 ranked matches on Xbox LIVE

  0 Jobber Nation ......... Lose 5 matches on Xbox LIVE in one sitting.

 30 Underdog Wins ......... Defeat someone of TNA Champion status on any
                            Leaderboard.

100 Best of the Best ...... Achieve TNA Champion status on any Leaderboard




==============================================================================
DLC [TNA09]
==============================================================================

The only confirmed Downloadable Content at this point are the characters Curry
Man and Petey Williams.

The DLC characters are expected to be released around November 2008.





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Q&A [TNA10]
==============================================================================

Q:  What is the fastest way to earn style points?
A:  Use two controllers.  As the first player, continually alternate moves
against the second player.  Use top rope moves and ground grapples for the
most points.

Q:  How do I unlock Mike Tenay?
A:  The only known way to unlock Mike Tenay is through an Amazon.com pre-order
code.  This code is an XBox Live Marketplace code, so once it is used it is no
longer good.  Therefore, the code can not be shared between players.

Q:  How do I get the "Shark in the Water" achievement?
A:  Nobody currently knows how to unlock this achievement.  The rumor is that
you must beat everyone, including Mike Tenay, with Shark Boy.


Q:  I've won way more than 25 matches... Why hasn't "Mid-Card Contender"
unlocked?
A:  All 25 wins must be in one sitting, so do not turn off the console when
you are going for the 25 wins.


Q:  What wrestlers are not included in Impact
A:  Lance Rock, Jimmy Rave, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Matt Morgan, The Knockouts,
    Consequences Creed

Q:  Did Colt Cabana really help in the development in this game?
A:  Yes, he's in the credits as a motion capture artist.





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Gripes [TNA11]
==============================================================================

Below are a list of the most common gripes with the TNA Impact game.

Only one weapon (chair).

In XBox Live matches, the opponent can pause and quit during a match and not
take a loss.  This frequently occurs when the opponent is being pinned.

Can not use Create a Players (CAWs) online

Only 5 Create a Player (CAW) slots

No Scorpion Death Lock or Angle's Ankle Lock





==============================================================================
Credits [TNA12]
==============================================================================

wrestlecrap.com TNA Message Board - Discussion on the game
(http://realwrestlecrap.proboards89.com/index.cgi?board=tna)

tnagame.com - Discussion on the game

ROHwayne at GameFaqs TNA Impact Message Board - list of unlockables and style
points required