Evil Genius Loot AoIs and Items Guide by mekanikal Contents: 1. Guide Info 2. Version Info 3. The Guide (General Notes) 4a - Normal Loot Missions 4b - Uber-Loot Missions 4c - Kidnap Missions 4d - Doomsday Information Missions 4e - Totem Section Missions 4. Contact Info 5. Thanks 6. Legal 1. Guide Info: If, like me, you're taking it slow through the game, trying to keep hordes of saboteurs and veterans from reducing your base to rubble, it pays to choose your missions carefully. With that in mind, I'm compiling a complete guide to loot missions so you can be sure you're getting something for your trouble. I suggest always finishing Loot AoI's first, then make up whatever notoriety you still need with the normal missions, so at least your getting something for your trouble and not missing out on potentially helpful research. I've also decided to add uber-loot, kidnapping, Doomsday Information, and Totem section AoI's (at least those that I have located). 2. Version Info: This guide is obviously a work in progess. I will be adding to it as time allows, both for typing this stuff up and for playing the game. These are the only missions I have found up to Objectives 3 and 4. If I missed something, please let me know. All unknown fields are because I finished mission prior to starting this list, if anyone can help fill in the blanks let me know (see Contact Info - section 5) Updates: 10.16.04 - submitted initial draft of guide to gameFAQs with loot AoI's found through Objective 2. 10.18.04 - first update, afters hours of "research" filled in some missing information on existing missions, added uber-loot, kidnap, Doomsday, and Totem AoI's, re-organized section 3. 3. The Guide: General Notes: All Heat and Time stats given as a "base value" - adding social minions to a region before starting the mission will change these numbers. In general, you can cut down heat and time by half with the right amount of social minions. What's the right amount? On most of the early AoI's five valets will do the trick, but later on it will take more depending on the difficulty and impor- tance of the mission. Sphere of Influence (SoI) given as *approximate* radius of tiles covered. For example, a minion must be standing within 3 spaces of the Space Suit to recieve it's loyalty bonus. I'm unsure what the access points on loot items do, though I assume that when a minion is actually "using" the loot item, rather than passing through its SoI, it's effects are more powerful. I'm playing the game on the Easy difficulty level (yeah, yeah, I know - got my *** handed to me on Normal). I don't think any information here is effected by difficulty, but be aware there might be some inconsistencies between your game and mine. If I find out they are different, I'll change this guide to reflect that. 3a - Normal Loot Missions Notes: Loot Items marked with an asterisk (*) have research potential - if you don't plan on doing all the loot AoI's at least do these or you'll miss out on lots of cool stuff! Also, I'm cataloguing my research as I go. I'd event- ually like to put together a decent tech tree and might add what you can get from specific items to this list. Keep checking the boards at gameFAQs - I'll post more information about it whenever I can. The description of mission "And Another Ming" says that there are three vases available, but I was only able to find two of them. It's possible that it comes along later in the game, or I might have missed it. If you have any info on that mission or anything else, let me know. YOu won't be able to find all these missions from the begining of the game. The first eight are available (and finishable) once you start Objective 2 (or, at least, they were for me). Mission "Grab Priceless Model" may appear in the World Domination Screen then as well, but you can't finish it until later because it requires minions you won't get until later. Now You Steal It Region: Central Asia Required Minions: 2 Va, 2 Te, 2 Gu Risk: 1 Heat: 10 Notoriety: 5 Time: 1:00 Loot Gained: Chameleon Cloth (+Loy +Att, SoI=2, Heat=10)* Ming Bling Bling Region: Central Asia Required Minions: 2 Wo, 2 Va, 1 Te Risk: 1 Heat: 10 Notoriety: 5 Time: 1:00 Loot Gained: Babylonian Vase (+Loy, SoI=2, Heat=15) And Another Ming Region: North China Required Minions: ? Risk: ? Heat: ? Notoriety: ? Time: ? Loot Gained: Grecian Urn (+Loy, SoI=2.5, Heat=15) Sheiking the Rug. Region: Middle East Required Minions: ? Risk: ? Heat: ? Notoriety: ? Time: ? Loot Gained: Persian Rug (+Loy, SoI=2, Heat=15) Coming in from the Cold Region: Antarctica Required Minions: 3 Wo, 3 Te Risk: 1 Heat: 10 Notoriety: 5 Time: 1:00 Loot Gained: Pete Bog (+Loy, SoI=2.5, Heat=10)* Eye Spy Region: Australasia Required Minions: 6 Wo, 1 Te Risk: 1 Heat: 10 Notoriety: 5 Time: 1:00 Loot Gained: Mercury Mirror (+Loy, SoI=1.5, Heat=10)* Mission Name Unknown Region: Midwest Required Minions: ? Risk: ? Heat: ? Notoriety: ? Time: ? Loot Gained: Space Suit (+Loy, SoI=3, Heat=10) Mission Name Uknown Region: Eastern Bloc Required Minions: ? Risk: ? Heat: ? Notoriety: ? Time: ? Loot Gained: Sonic Generator (+Loy +End, SoI=2.5, Heat=10)* Grab Priceless Model Region: India Required Minions: 8 Sp Risk: 2 Heat: 20 Notoriety: 10 Time: 1:00 Loot Gained: A Stolen Roman Galley (+Loy, SoI=2, Heat=15) Steal El Presidente's Painting Region: Cuba Required Minions: 10 Wo Risk: 4 Heat: 20 Notoriety: 10 Time: 0:30 Loot Gained: A Marvelous Masterpiece (+Sma, SoI=2.5, Heat=15) 3b - Uber-Loot Missions Notes: Uber-Loot AoI's are just like normal loot missions except you're required to finish at least four of the six to complete Objective 5. I suggest getting all six because they're really nice items to have in your base - they have large SoI's and most boost more than one minion characteristic. The Ark, for instance, makes a great addition to your control room. The boost to endurance will dramatically increase the amount of time a minion can work in there. Be careful though, all these items have a very high heat rating When this objective opens up several of the uber-loot missions will already be revealed on your WD screen. I think how many show up depends on your infor- mation level. In the game I'm currently playing all six popped up immediately, just be aware that may not happen for you. Notoriety for all uber-loot missions is 5. Heat of all uber-loot items is 25. Uber-Loot: Eiffel Tower Region: Europe Required Minions: 4 Te, 4 Va Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 6:20 Loot Gained: Miniaturised Eiffel Tower (+Loy +Att, SoI=4.5) Uber-Loot: Arthur's Excalibur Region: Europe Required Minions: 4 Wo, 6 Gu Risk: 1 Heat: 10 Time: 2:00 Loot Gained: Excalibur (+Loy +Sma***, SoI=4.5) I'm not sure if this actually increases Smarts or Endurance, it's difficult to tell what color the SoI is sometimes. Uber-Loot: Mummy's Sarcophagus Region: Middle East Required Minions: 4 Te, 4 Gu Risk: 1 Heat: 20 Time: 5:20 Loot Gained: Mummy's Sarcophagus (+Loy +Hea, SoI=4.5) Uber-Loot: Ark of the Covenant Region: Central Russia Required Minions: 8 Gu Risk: 1 Heat: 20 Time: 6:20 Loot Gained: The Ark of the Covenant (+Loy +Att +End, SoI=4.5) Uber-Loot: Million Dollar Bill Region: East Coast Required Minions: 8 Va Risk: 2 Heat: 10 Time: 7:20 Loot Gained: Million Dollar Bill Uber-Loot: Samurai Armor Region: North China Required Minions: 4 Va, 4 Gu Risk: 3 Heat: 15 Time: 4:00 Loot Gained: Suit of Samurai Armor (+Loy, SoI=3.5) 3c - Kidnap Missions Notes: Missions marked with an asterisk (*) are "given" to you once you begin Objective 2. As you can see, it pays to plot out the other three as their re- quirements are significantly lower. All missions of this type are worth one Notoriety point. On my first game some of the third tier minion missions where different, so I assume that there are two for each of them. However, I haven't been able to plot them yet, so it's possible that you only get one per game. It's also possible that I haven't reached a high enough notoriety to unlock them yet. If you know anything about this, or have info on the ones I'm lacking, please let me know. - First Tier Minions - *Kidnap Hotel Head Maid Region: Polynesia Required Minions: 4 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Valet Seize Hotel Head Maid Region: Middle East Required Minions: 2 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 1:00 Minion Gained: Valet *Capture Guard Region: South America Required Minions: 4 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Guard Take Guard Hostage Region: Central Russia Required Minions: 2 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Guard *Capture Technician Region: North China Required Minions: 4 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Technician Abduct Repairman Region: Pacific Allies Required Minions: 2 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 15 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Technician - Second Tier Minions - Take Spin-Doctor Hostage Region: Mid-West Required Minions: 4 Wo, 1 Va Risk: 1 Heat: 25 Time: 4:00 Minion Gained: Spin-Doctor Abduct Spin-Doctor Region: Europe Required Minions: 6 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 25 Time: 4:00 Minion Gained: Spin-Doctor Capture Mercenary Soldier Region: South America Required Minions: 4 Wo, 1 Gu Risk: 1 Heat: 25 Time: 4:00 Minion Gained: Mercenary Kidnap Militia Leader Region: Mid-West Required Minions: 4 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 25 Time: 4:00 Minion Gained: Mercenary Take Scientist Hostage Region: Central Russia Required Minions: 4 Wo, 1 Te Risk: 1 Heat: 25 Time: 4:00 Minion Gained: Scientist Snatch Science Specialist Region: Antarctica Required Minions: 6 Wo Risk: 0 Heat: 25 Time: 4:00 Minion Gained: Scientist - Third Tier Minions - Seize Hollywood Playboy Region: West Coast Required Minions: 4 Wo, 3 Te, 1 Sp Risk: 2 Heat: 35 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Playboy Capture Diplomatic Envoy Region: Middle East Required Minions: 8 Va Risk: 2 Heat: 35 Time: 5:20 Minion Gained: Diplomat Capture Marksman Specialist Region: Siberia Required Minions: 8 Gu Risk: 2 Heat: 35 Time: 2:40 Minion Gained: Marksman Capture Martial Arts Master Region: Southeast Asia Required Minions: Risk: 2 Heat: 35 Time: 5:20 Minion Gained: Martial Artist Abduct Quantum Physicist Region: Mid-West Required Minions: 4 Wo, 3 Te, 1 Sc Risk: 2 Heat: 35 Time: 2:00 Minion Gained: Quantum Physicist Kidnap Bio-Chemist Region: South America Required Minions: 4 Wo, 3 Te, 1 Sc Risk: 2 Heat: 35 Time: 5:20 Minion Gained: Bio-Chemist 3d - Doomsday Information Missions Notes: For some reason, the time on these missions kept changing on me. May be another bug in the game, but aware the times of these may be different for you. Acquire Some Doomsday Device Data Regions: Africa / Cuba / Australasia Required Minions: 4 Sc / 4 Sp / 4 Me Risk: 1 Heat: 20 Notoriety: 1 Time: 3:40 Gained: 3 of the 9 pieces of information needed to complete Objective 4. For more information on the other pieces of information see Torias' Full FAQ. 3e - Totem Pole Missions Notes: I think the order of these missions changes, but the locations seem to stay consistent. Also, I'm not altogether certain how you uncover them. I think you have to reach a certain notoriety to unlock the next one in the series. So far I've only got three of them. In case you don't know what these missions are, they're basically loot missions, but the items you get are like anti-uber-loot. They're high heat, high SoI, but the effect they have on your minions is negative rather than positive. When you have all four pieces you place them all right next to each other which reassembles the totem pole making it a very nice, multiple char- acterist enhancing loot item. Until you have all four it's best to keep the pieces well hidden both from agents and your own minions. Heat for all of these missions is 20, Notoriety is 1. The totem sections have a Sphere of Influence of 4.5 and Heat of 25. Steal the First Cursed Totem Pole Section Region: Polynesia Minions Required: 6 Wo Risk: 2 Time: 5:00 Section Characteristic: -Loy Steal the Second Cursed Totem Pole Section Region: Central Russia Minions Required: 5 Gu Risk: 1 Time: 1:00 Section Characteristic: -Sma Steal the Third Cursed Totem Pole Section Region: Middle East Minions Required: 5 Te Risk: 2 Time: 3:00 Section Characteristic: -Hea Steal the Fourth Cursed Totem Pole Section Region: West Coast Minions Required: ? Risk: ? Time: ? Section Characteristic: ? Completed Totem Pole Characteristics: ? 4. Contact Info: If you have comments, suggestions, or information you'd like to share with me, please send an email to email@example.com. Please put something in your topic line about Evil Genius, or chances are I'll delete your message without reading it, and neither of us wants that. 5. Thanks: Big thanks go to Torias for his excellent FAQ, without which mine never would have been started. Thanks also to Fearful Ferret and all the folks on the EG message boards at gameFAQs. Also, of course, to Elixir for the great game, Vivendi for mailing to the store where I bought it, and to gameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com) for being the best gaming resource on the net. 6. Legal: Evil Genius is copyrighted by Vivendi Universal Games and Elixir Studios. If I have in any way infringed on these rights, let me know and I'll fix it. This guide copyrighted by Simon A. Calvin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2004, but please feel free to use this guide on your site so long as access to it is free, the content is not changed and my name is on it somewhere. That's all.