============================================================================== ____ _ _ _ _ / ___|| |__ __ _ __| | _____ __ | |_| |__ ___ \___ \| '_ \ / _` |/ _` |/ _ \ \ /\ / / | __| '_ \ / _ \ ___) | | | | (_| | (_| | (_) \ V V / | |_| | | | __/ |____/|_| |_|\__,_|\__,_|\___/ \_/\_/ \__|_| |_|\___| _ _ _ _ | | | | ___ __| | __ _ ___| |__ ___ __ _ | |_| |/ _ \/ _` |/ _` |/ _ \ '_ \ / _ \ / _` | | _ | __/ (_| | (_| | __/ | | | (_) | (_| | |_| |_|\___|\__,_|\__, |\___|_| |_|\___/ \__, | |___/ |___/ ============================================================================== Shadow the Hedgehog - Sega - 12+ Version 0.20 Author: notrubkcaj1992 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org My Forum: http://s13.invisionfree.com/ultimatepokemonforum/ My Website: http://www.freewebs.com/ultimatepokemonforum/ NOTE: I don't own Shadow the Hedgehog, the game or character. He is owned by Sega. NOTE 2: This FAQ is owned by Jack Burton and is copyrighted. If you wish to use this FAQ on your site, use the above e-mail address and send me a e-mail asking me if you can use my FAQ and a link to where you want to use it on. Either way, I will not allow you to use it to make money or to claim it as your own. The sites which are allowed to use it are: http://www.gamefaqs.com If you spot it on any other site, please connect me so I can take action. NOTE 3: My e-mail address is open 24-7 for questions TO DO WITH THE GAME. I do NOT wish to recieve any information which could be considered Spam and I don't wish to recieve any chain-mail. =========================== Table of Contents.....<100> =========================== 1. Table of Contents.....<100> 2. Introduction..........<200> 3. The Cast..............<300> 4. Basic Stuff...........<400> 5. Walkthrough...........<500> 6. 2P Battle Mode........<600> 7. Expert Mode...........<700> 8. Enemies...............<800> 9. Weapons...............<900> 10. Transport............<950> 11. Unlockable Fun.......<960> 12. Updates..............<970> 13. Credits..............<999> =========================== Introduction..........<200> =========================== Welcome to my FAQ on Shadow the Hedgehog. Taking off from everyones favourite hero, Sonic, we hit onto Sonic's number two, Shadow. Shadow first appeared on Sonic Adventure. People gazed in awe at the strange path which Shadow lead. His next appearence arrived on Sonic Heroes. A more mysterious Shadow was followed in his next trip. The Dark Team ending brought a strange part of wonder and shock onto Shadow. Thus, we arrive at Shadow the Hedgehog. This time, we are following a path to find out the truth behind the Sonic wannabee. Is Shadow a clone? Is he real? You can follow many paths in this game, hoping to find the real past. Will you help the Black Arms, who promise you the secrets of your past? Will you follow Dr. Eggman, taking on all who oppose him? Are you looking more towards the Commander, helping GUN save the world? Or will you follow Sonic and crew, saving the world instead. It's all down to you. What path will you choose? =========================== The Cast..............<300> =========================== Shadow the Hedgehog The main character in this game. He resembles Sonic, except he is black rather then blue. What secrets does his past hold? First Level Spotted In: Westopolis Sonic the Hedgehog The main character in every other Sonic game. Do I need to present an intro on him? I hope not. First Level Spotted In: Westopolis Knuckles the Echidna That cool red dude! With super power, Knuckles is a great ally, and a bad enemy. Are you on his side or not? First Level Spotted In: Glyphic Canyon Miles "Tails" Prower Sonic's sidekick. The poor guy never really gets a good role. One day, maybe. First Level Spotted In: Circus Park Charmy Bee The 'mascot' of Team Chaotix. The name says it all. He's a bee. First Level Spotted In: Prison Island Amy Rose Sonic's girlfriend. He pretends not to like her, but we all know better. Right? First Level Spotted In: Cryptic Castle Vector the Crocodile Head of Team Chaotix. Loves music (?). In my eyes, he looks like a chav. First Level Spotted In: Cosmic Fall Rouge the Bat She joined up with Shadow in Sonic Adventure for reasons known only to herself until later on. She then helped him in Sonic Heroes. Are you finally gonna repay the debt and help her? First Level Spotted In: Digital Circuit E-123 Omega A robot. He first joined Shadow after attacking him. Can he be trusted? First Level Spotted In: Iron Jungle Espio the Chameleon Now you see him, now you don't! Espio is another amazing character! This guy is a ninja, and you don't want to annoy him! First Level Spotted In: Mad Matrix Maria Robotnik She was killed on ARK many years ago. She is one of the few things Shadow can remember. She was almost like a sister to Shadow. First Level Spotted In: The Doom Dr. Eggman One of the most confusing characters. In this game, meet a baddie and a goodie all in one (remember Sky Troops?)! Is he really on your side? First Level Spotted In: Cryptic Castle Commander This guy doesn't like Shadow one bit! Will you find out why later? Only time will tell! First Level Spotted In: ???*1 Black Arms The black creatures who appear early on. There's no doubt they like causing trouble! Their leader is Black Doom. First Level Spotted In: Westopolis Black Doom The leader of the Black Arms. Why does he want the Chaos Emeralds? Does he know the key to Shadow's past? First Level Spotted In: ???*2 Doom's Eye Black Doom's third eye. Wait, is it his fourth?! Haha! First Level Spotted In: Westopolis *1 --- I can't remember the Commander being in any level. I can remember him being in cutscenes, but that's all! *2 --- Was the Black Doom in any level? SPOLIER WARNING Yes, I know that he's one of the final bosses. Is a boss a level however? END OF WARNING =========================== Basic Stuff...........<400> =========================== -------- Controls -------- You can pretty much get through the whole game without using any of the advanced techs. Sure, it'll be harder, but that's all! My advice is to read these and try them out in Westopolis before trying the advanced techniques. Left Analog Stick --- Character Movement R1 Button ----------- Strafe Circle Button ------- Special Action Triangle Button ----- Special Attack Square Button ------- Attack / Shoot X Button ------------ Jump ------- Jumping ------- If you played Westopolis first, before moving onto this, you'll have noticed that there are different jumping moves. - Jumping Attack Even normal jumping can damage! Once Shadow has jumped into the air, you'll notice a yellow semi circle appear around his legs. Land on a enemy, and you'll damage the enemy! - Jump Dash The Jump Dash is useful when even normal jumping can't get you across a gap! Jumping twice will cause you to gain a burst of speed and a bit of distance. Be careful not to do it near Black Arms, GUN or Robots, however, or you'll use the Homing Attack! - Homing Attack This is the same as the Jump Dash, but when the enemies are nearby. Shadow will leap at them and bounce off them. Most enemies can be beaten by a few shots of a gun, but some need a Homing Attack to bring them down! You can also use Homing Attack as a shortcut. - Triangle Jump If two walls are quite close together, Shadow can Jump Dash between them! While still on the wall, he can run along the wall! Be careful though, as you will fall off after a while, so you still need to jump from one to the other! --------- Attacking --------- - Non-Weapon Attacks If Shadow doesn't have a weapon, you can use the attack button to do two punches followed by a Crescent Kick. This only happens when on the ground, as while in the air, he'll just kick normally. - Weapons If Shadow has a gun, he will remain in the air will shooting! Pretty neat, huh!? Close Combat weapons won't keep you in the air, however. The seven types of weapon are: Close Combat Gun Cannon Lock-on Vacuum Laser Special --------------- Special Actions --------------- - Sliding Sliding can be done while Shadow is running as fast as he can. Remember, you'll have to lose all the speed you've just built up in order to use it! - Light Dash Pressing square near a path of rings allows you to zoom through them, collecting them all while following them. It can even be done over empty gaps, and creates a neat shortcut. - Spin Dash Spin Dash is the same as all the other games. Shadow basically curls up, and zooms off! Besides the normal Spin Dash, Shadow has a Dark Spin Dash. This is the same as the normal Spin Dash, but is used when your on some of the red slime. - Swapping Weapons Simple enough. Just stand over another weapon and press the button. - Commandeering Vehicles *yawns* Again, press the button and your off. ------------- Chaos Actions ------------- These babies are great! If you look to the top of the screen, you should see a blue gauge and a red gauge. Filling either will result in your gaining one of the Chaos Actions. Whenever the blue gauge is full, Chaos Control is your man. You can just skip out whole parts of the stage using this move! Against a boss, skipping parts of a stage are pretty useless though, so this move stops time, allowing you to smack them! The damage won't be dealt until time returns however. Whenever the red gauge fills, be ready to use Choas Blast. This just destorys all enemies in your path! Whoa! This is good! Remember, it won't finish a boss off for you though! --------- Route Map --------- There are 326 different ways of completing Shadow the Hedgehog. There is no point in doing all 326 though, unless you want to unlock every libary scence. Feel free to at your own choice. The list of libary scences, and how to unlock them is found in the Cheat Codes & Secrets section of gameFAQs, so look there for them. ----------------- Getting an A Rank ----------------- You need a certain amount of points to get a A Rank. This is found through the following way: Hero - Dark + Normal + Time Bonus = Hero Score Dark - Hero + Normal + Time Bonus = Dark Score Normal + Time Bonus = Normal Score ----------- Secret Keys ----------- There are five secret keys in each level, as well as a secret door. This can have a warp hole, weapons, turrets, switches, alternate paths etc. inside of it. Refer to the Walkthrough as to were they are. ----------- Checkpoints ----------- Checkpoints act like the normal ones do, bring you back to them when you die. They have had a new feature added to them, however. This allows you to warp to and fro between them to finish off any extra parts of your hero and dark missions which are left. =========================== Walkthrough...........<500> =========================== -----STAGE ONE----- ---------- Westopolis ---------- A RANK SCORE: Dark - Annihilate the GUN Forces! - 30,000 pts. Normal - Find the Chaos Emerald! - 32,000 pts. Hero - Protect the escape pod from the black creatures! - 30,000 pts. NORMAL MISSION -------------- All that is needed of you is to zoom through this level to the end. Defeating the Black Arms is a good idea, as this builds up your Hero Gauge, opening the Chaos Control to you. This can get you through the stage faster, allowing you to reach the Goal Ring and Chaos Emerald faster then you usually would. Just leave GUN. Next Mission: Glyphic Canyon DARK MISSION - DOOM'S EYE ------------------------- This mission requires you to defeat 35 GUN troops. Two things make this mission easier then the Hero Mission, a) There are less troops. b) Access to Chaos Blast. Chaos Blast can really save you, finishing off groups of GUN troops. Try not to finish off any Dark Troops, as this will affect your final score. Checkpoint #2 - 10 / 35 Checkpoint #3 - 20 / 35 Checkpoint #4 - 26 / 35 Checkpoint #5 - 33 / 35 Next Mission: Digital Circuit HERO MISSION - SONIC THE HEDGEHOG --------------------------------- This mission is crazy, and hard! There are 45 Black Arms for you to take out before this mission is over! You also have access to Chaos Control, which you shouldn't use no matter what, or you'll end up missing a few Black Arms! They also drop from the sky, which the GUN troops don't! Remember to take this stage slow! Checkpoint #2 - 23 / 45 Checkpoint #3 - 29 / 45 Checkpoint #4 - 33 / 45 Checkpoint #5 - 42 / 45 Next Mission: Lethal Highway SECRET KEY LOCATIONS -------------------- Secret Door Location: To the right of Checkpoint #4. Reward: GUN Military Vehicle - #1: To the right of the dash panel doing to Checkpoint #2, is a hidden section. Jump over the pit over to the wall on the left. Run along the wall and you'll reach the area on the other side of the key. - #2: Right after you've used Checkpoint #2, use a pulley to reach the area where the key is located. - #3: Get ready to move quickly. Before you reach Checkpoint #3, you'll see two GUN Beetles. Quickly Homing Attack them, then Triangle Jump onto the wall, and run along the side to reach the key. If your too slow, they'll be destroyed. - #4: Go to the left of Checkpoint #3. You'll find a caged area. You can get under this by using the Spin Dash. At the back, you'll find the Dumpster. Destroy it. - #5: When you reach the Goal Ring, move around it. Run up the Dash Panel to launch yourself into the air. As you fall, the Key will be on the right side. -----STAGE TWO----- --------------- Digital Circuit --------------- A RANK SCORE: Dark - Destroy the core program! - 10,000 pts. Hero - Find the Chaos Emerald! - 16,000 pts. GENERAL TIPS TO HELP YOU ------------------------ Whether your aiming to do the Dark quest, or the Hero quest, you need to end the stage quickly to get a good score. While the platform areas arrive back from past games, there are new areas in this level which you won't have meet before (e.g. Spotlights). Throughout the walkthrough, I'll try to point these out to you. After the first circuit, you'll meet up with your good old friends, GUN Beetles. Destroy these to get yourself a weapon to use against any enemies which may cause problems. Spotlights ---------- Spotlights pull you in towards them. The first one you meet is just after Rouge. Just jump into it to use it. Later, you will need to attack GUN Beetles. Firewalls --------- Firewalls are found in the circuit system, excluding the first one. Take the side paths in order to avoid them, otherwise you will lose rings when you hit them. Light Beams ----------- The Light Beams are basically green bars. By jumping onto them, you can slide down them, or be carried up. There are two different types, vertical and horizontal. DARK MISSION - DOOM'S EYE ------------------------- Reaching the Chaos Emerald doesn't finished the Dark Mission. Reach the Checkpoint and go right or left, it doesn't matter either way. Then use the light to go up. Land, then jump to another block. Now, jump toward the middle and Homing Attack toward the spring. That'll send you to a Warp Hole. When you reach the next area, destroy all the GUN Beetles. When you then reach the big, open area, head to the right and Spin Dash up that ramp which leads to the Spring. The Spring should get you to a block. From there, grab the Light Beam and jump to yet another block. When this finally reaches yet another Light Beam, climb this to the next ledge. Destroy the four GUN Beetles here. Continue on, and when you reach the top, destroy the core to end the Dark Mission. Next Mission: Cryptic Castle HERO MISSION - ROUGE THE BAT ---------------------------- There is nothing to this stage then reaching the Chaos Emerald. Read the General Tips and you'll easilly get yourself a A rank. This is basically a normal mission. Next Mission: Prison Island SECRET KEY LOCATIONS -------------------- Secret Door Location: To the left of checkpoint #4 Reward: Warp hole to secret Light Speed Circuit area - #1: In the Light Speed Circuit area after Checkpoint #2, take the first path on the right. You'll get this one really easily. Remember, it's RIGHT not LEFT. - #2: After you finish the second Light Speed Circuit, you'll be in an area with four GUN Beetles. The key is located on the lower level below the entrance of the next circuit. - #3: Just after the fourth checkpoint, take the Light Beam up and you'll find the next key up there. Pretty easy to get, if you know where your going of course. - #4: After the fifth checkpoint, you'll be in a area where you need to hit the GUN Beetles. Destroy the first three. Then land on the platform with the key. - #5: After the seventh checkpoint, use the Search Light. When you reach the top, Homing Attack yourself forward to reach the highest green platform. Follow this. -------------- GLYPHIC CANYON -------------- A RANK SCORES: Dark - Activate all the jewels! - 24,000 pts. Normal - Find the Chaos Emerald! - 28,000 pts. Hero - Drive off the black creatures! - 26,000 pts. NORMAL MISSION -------------- The Normal Mission is basically getting another Chaos Emerald. Defeat any Black Arms which get in your way, and use Light Dash to get through lines of rings quickly. Using your normal tricks will easily get you through this mission. Next Mission: Prison Island DARK MISSION - DOOM'S EYE ------------------------- The object of the Dark Mission is to activate five jewels in the temple. Make sure not to attack too many Black Arms, or you might not be able to reach Jewel #5.* - Jewel #1: The first jewel is inside the building after you activate the third checkpoint. - Jewel #2: Forget about the Secret Key locations, or you can't reach this jewel. Continue on and use the air to lift you up to the second one. Don't worry about not making it. - Jewel #3: It's right after Checkpoint #6. - Jewel #4: Jump around the platforms after Checkpoint #7 and you'll find it. - Jewel #5: Defeat the Black Arms around here to unlock the spring which you can use to reach the last jewel. * I need to look into this furthur. Next Mission: Cryptic Castle HERO MISSION - KNUCKLES ----------------------- The mission here is to defeat 60 Black Arms. Just follow the path and you should find them, as long as you take no shortcuts. Early on, you can choose to take the higher or lower path. Opt to go higher, and you'll miss a few. After being lifted in the air around Jewel #2, don't take the dash panel, or you may miss a few there. This mission makes the Secret Key Locations hard to do as well. Checkpoint #2 - 15 / 60 Checkpoint #3 - 15 / 60 Checkpoint #4 - 25 / 60 Checkpoint #5 - 27 / 60 Checkpoint #6 - 34 / 60 Checkpoint #7 - 44 / 60 SECRET KEY LOCATIONS -------------------- Secret Door Location: After Checkpoint #5. Reward: Black Volt that you can ride to Checkpoint #6. - #1: Head right after Knuckles joins you. It's behind a broken pillar. - #2: Use the first Dash Panel. When you can either go up or down, choose to go up to find it. - #3: After Checkpoint #3, destroy the wall on the left. - #4: Use the spring after Checkpoint #6 to reach the next part of the path. Turn around and jump onto the roof to find it. - #5: It's on the left side below the Chaos Emerald. MORE COMING SOON!