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                         Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
                                 Created 6-26-2009
                                  Version 1.0
    
    
    
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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
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                  Introduction..............................[INTD]
                  Version History...........................[HSHY]
                  Characters................................[CHRS]
                       Autobots.............................[CHAU]
                       Decepticons..........................[CHDC]
                       Team Upgrades........................[TMUP]
                  General Tips..............................[GNTP]
                  Autobot Walkthrough.......................[AUWK]
                      Training Zone.........................[AUWK1]
                      Shanghai Construction.................[AUWK2]
                      Shanghai Spiral Highway...............[AUWK3]
                      Shanghai Waterfront...................[AUWK4]
                      West Coast Downtown...................[AUWK5]
                      West Coast Oil Refinery...............[AUWK6]
                      West Coast Canals.....................[AUWK7]
                      Deep-6................................[AUWK8]
                      East Coast Industrial.................[AUWK9]
                      East Coast L-Train....................[AUWK10]
                      East Coast Downtown...................[AUWK11]
                      Cairo Ruins...........................[AUWK12]
                      Cairo City............................[AUWK13]
                      Cairo Pyramids........................[AUWK14]
                  Decepticon Walkthrough....................[DCWK]
                      Training Zone.........................[DCWK1]
                      Shanghai Construction.................[DCWK2]
                      Shanghai Spiral Highway...............[DCWK3]
                      Shanghai Waterfront...................[DCWK4]
                      West Coast Downtown...................[DCWK5]
                      West Coast Oil Refinery...............[DCWK6]
                      West Coast Canals.....................[DCWK7]
                      Deep-6................................[DCWK8]
                      East Coast Industrial.................[DCWK9]
                      East Coast L-Train....................[DCWK10]
                      East Coast Downtown...................[DCWK11]
                      Cairo Ruins...........................[DCWK12]
                      Cairo City............................[DCWK13]
                      Cairo Pyramids........................[DCWK14]
                  Unlockables...............................[UNLK]
                       Autobots.............................[AULK]
                       Decepticons..........................[DCLK]
                  Trophies..................................[TRPH]
                  Legalites.................................[LGLs]
                  
    
    
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                              I N T R O D U C T I O N                      [INTD]
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    This guide is written based on the PS3 version of Transformers: Revenge of the
    Fallen. Most likely it is also suitable for the 360 version as well. In this
    guide you will find a method to defeat each mission has been tested multiple
    times. I try to describe the actions taken to successfully complete a mission
    without describing how and when to fire at each enemy. The guide in no way
    references the movie by the same name. At the end of each mission will be 
    tips on how to achieve a platinum time. These tips are tested and work, but
    will only be available for the missions in which I actually am able to reach
    the appropriate time.
    
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                           V E R S I O N   H I S T O R Y                   [VSHY]
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    Version 0.5
      -Submitted 7-1-2009
      -Autobot campaign finished minus last mission
      -Trophies listed
      -Outlines of other sections created
      -Still lots of work to do
    
    Version 0.75
      -Submitted 7-6-2009
      -Autobot campaign complete
      -Decepticon campaign complete
      -Autobot unlockables listed
      -Platinum discussions began
      -Characters section complete (may reformat)
      -Team upgrades chart complete
    
    Version 0.95
      -Submitted
      -Unlockables section complete
      -Platinum tips added (not complete)
    
    Version 1.0
      -Submitted 7-19-2009
      -Platinum tips added for all missions
      -Future updates likely limited to minor corrections, updated best times..
    
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                                C H A R A C T E R S                       [CHRS]
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    Autobots                                                              [CHAU]
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    Bumblebee
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     Hit points 7
     HP Regeneration 7
     Melee Damage 6
     Ballistic Damage 6
     vehicle Speed 7
     Special Ability EMP Stun
     Primary Weapon Solar Plasma Cannon
     Secondary Weapon Micro-Missile Launcher
    
    
    Ironhide
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     Hit Points 9
     HP Regeneration 8
     Melee Damage 8
     Ballistic Damage 9.5
     Vehicle Speed 5.5
     Special Ability Automated Rocket Turret
     Primary Weapon Dual PUlse Cannons
     Secondary Weapon Proximity Grenades
    
    
    
    Ratchet
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     Hit Points 7
     HP Regeneration 8
     Melee Damage 6.5
     Ballistic Damage 7.5
     Vehicle Speed 6.5
     Special Ability Combat Repair
     Primary Weapon Energon Multi-Beam Gun
     Secondary Weapon Sticky Grenades
    
    
    Breakaway
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     Hit Points 7
     HP Regeneration 6
     Melee Damage 6
     Ballistic Damage 8
     Vehicle Speed 8
     Special Ability Thermal Wave
     Primary Weapon Beam Fusion Sniper Rifle
     Secondary Weapon Burst Mini-Gun
    
    
    
    Optimus Prime
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     Hit Points 8
     HP Regeneration 10
     Melee Damage 10
     Ballistic Damage 8
     Vehicle Speed 6
     Special Ability Valiant Leader
     Primary Weapon Dual Laser Rifles
     Secondary Weapon Dual Shell Cannons
    
    
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    Decepticons                                                            [CHDC]
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    Sideways
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     Hit Points 7
     HP Regeneration 8
     Melee Damage 6
     Ballistic Damage 6.5
     Vehicle Speed 7
     Special Ability Gravitron Mine
     Primary Weapon Plasma Sniper Rifle
     Secondary Weapon Slag Repeater
    
     
    Grindor
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     Hit Points 9
     HP Regeneration 10
     Melee Damage 8
     Ballistic Damage 8
     Vehicle Speed 6.5
     Special Ability Automated Gun Turret
     Primary Weapon Gatling Gun
     Secondary Weapon Energon Wave Cannon
    
    
    
    Long Haul
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     Hit Points 8
     HP Regeneration 9
     Melee Damage 8
     Ballistic Damage 9.5
     Vehicle Speed 5.5
     Special Ability Combat Repair
     Primary Weapon Charge Grenades
     Secondary Weapon Flamethrower
    
    
    Starscream
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     Hit Points 8.5
     HP Regeneration 8
     Melee Damage 7
     Ballistic Damage 8.5
     Vehicle Speed 8
     Special Ability Null Reactor
     Primary Weapon Gatling Gun
     Secondary Weapon Homing Missile
    
    
    Megatron
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     Hit Points 9
     HP Regeneration 10
     Melee Damage 9
     Ballistic Damage 8
     Vehicle Speed 6
     Special Ability Fusion Arm Cannon
     Primary Weapon Lightning Gun
     Secondary Weapon Dark Matter Beam
    
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    Team Upgrades                                                          [TMUP]
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    O---------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    | Upgrade              Effect            Cost 1        Cost 2       Cost 3  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Max Health        Increases health      25000         85000        200000  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Weapon Overheat   Decreases Overheat    25000         85000        200000  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Weapon Cooldown   Cooldown Faster       15000         40000        100000  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Special Ability   Use Special More      25000         85000        200000  |
    |  Cooldown                                                                 | 
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Turbo Cooldown    More Turo Use         15000         40000        100000  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Turbo Duration    Increases Duration    15000         40000        100000  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Vehicle Weapon    Decreases Oveheat     20000         60000        115000  |
    |  Overheat                                                                 |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Vehicle Weapon    Cooldown Faster       15000         40000        100000  |
    |  Cooldown                                                                 |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Melee Damage      Increases Damage      20000         60000        115000  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Charged Attack    Increases Damage      20000         60000        115000  |
    | Damage                                                                    |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Advanced Melee    Increases Damage      25000         85000        200000  |
    |  Damage                                                                   |
    O---------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
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                            G E N E R A L   T I P S                        [GNTP]
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    -The Transformers can heal over time, so if the damage is too great retreat and
     regain health before continuing battle.
    
    -Wait until finishing story mode before going for platinum on all the missions.
     By this time all the characters will be available for each mission and the
     team upgrades will increase the chances of actually obtaining the medal.
    
    -Aim high, as with most games with weapon headshots do more damage
    
    -Some weapons can be charged. Charging does more damage but decreases rate of
     fire.
    
    -Don't worry about time the first attempt at a mission. Completing the objects
     will likely get you a silver medal just for completion.
    
    -Try performing an Advanced Melee attack chained to a weapon attack for quick
     kills.
    
    -There are special skills in the game for a reason. Don't be afraid to utilize
     them. They are very valuable.
    
    -Going for Platinum
         -Replay the missions several times to become familiar with the general
          layout
         -Knowing where the Skill Shots are located will be of great benefit
         -Platinum will not be obtained on the first try for the majority of the
          missions (so don't worry about getting a great time the first time)
         -The more powerful the Transformer the more likely to achieve Platinum,
          therefore the later in the game you go for Platinum the more upgrades 
          that have been purchased.      
    
    
    
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                        A U T O B O T   W A L K T H R O U G H              [AUWK]
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    At the beginning of each mission the guide will provide an overview of 
    important information relevant to the mission. This information will include
    a brief description, medal times (in minutes), my first and best time, the
    main objective, and the bonus objectives. After the overview, you will find 
    a description of how to get through the level without worrying about 
    receiving a timed medal. So Oldschool's First time is meant to be an 
    indication of how quickly you can expect to complete a mission the first time
    through without considering time. Some people will be quicker, of course, and
    some will complete the levels more slowly. My best time will be my attempt to 
    get a platinum trophy on each mission. A description of helpful tips to achieve
    platinum times will follow the basic walkthrough portion for each mission I
    receive a platinum for. Attempts at platinum medals will only come after the
    main storyline is defeated. So the Autobots going for platinum will be powered
    up.
    
    
    
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    Training Zone                                                         [AUWK1]
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                                Autobot Training
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    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Meet up with Ironhide and get your systems checked out. The Autobots need   |
    |you.                                                                        |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 6:00      | Gold 8:00       |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 15:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 6:48.82           |Oldschool's Best: 5:20.55             |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: N/A                                                                   |
    |                                                                            |
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    |Bonus: N/A                                                                  |
    |                                                                            |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    
    This mission is your basic training mission. It will take your through the 
    basic skills necessary to move through the game. Keep an eye on the radar to
    move to each checkpoint. Throughout the level prompts will appear describing 
    how to complete a task. Everything from movement to fighting will be covered. 
    Perform each task to move on to the next. There are 5 Autobot Emblems in the
    Tutorial collecting them will improve the mission completion time. The first
    two are at ground level during the initial transfromation into a car when 
    driving through the checkpoints. The next one is on a building during the 
    free for all fight (when the enemies actually move and fight back a little).
    The last two emblems will be seen during the flight simulation portion of the
    training exercise.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
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         -Know where the next beacon will be and be  there in the time Ironhide is
          talking
    
         -Hit the Skill Shots they are easy to get
            -2 are during the initial driving portion
            -1 is after the free for all practice fight
            -2 can be sniped when you take control of Breakaway
         
         -During the Breakaway flight portion realize that the end beacon always 
          appears on the same roof so perform the necessary tasks in proximity to
          that building
     
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 2/10
              -This is a training mission so Platinum shouldn't be too hard. Its 
               highly unlikely you will get this during the fist go at this mission,
               however once the controls become second nature this one's a breeze.
    
    
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    Shanghai Construction                                                  [AUWK2]
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                                The Battle Begins
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    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The Decepticons launch an unexpected attack in Shanghai. Find and destroy   |
    |all of them.                                                                |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:30      | Gold 5:00       | Silver 8:00       | Bronze 10:00     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 6:06.23           |Oldschool's Best: 3:13.38 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Eliminate all Decepticons                                             |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Find and Destroy all Skill Shot Logos                                |
    |       Use Advance Jump 5 Times                                             |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    There are 12 Decepticons in the area. Seek out and destroy each one. Using 
    Ironhide's primary weapon will be more than enough to overwhelm the enemy. Once
    the 12 Decepticons are eliminated, Sideways makes an appearnce. Sideways likes
    to run and climb buildings. Give chase and fire Ironhide's primary weapon. If
    you get close enough melee attacks work very well too. Ironhide's main 
    attributes are his ability to receive and dish out damage. 
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ironhide
         
         -The first 12 Decepticons should be easy especially with liberal turret use
      
         -Defeating Sideways will be the rate limiting step because he runs so much
    
         -Build up and save an overdrive for the boss fight
    
         -Avoiding Sideways' mines is very important they slow you down
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
             -If it wasn't for Sideways fighting style this would be an easier
              Platinum to obtain.
    
    
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                              Failure to Communicate
                              ++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The Autobots have lost contact with NEST. Eliminate all Decepticons and     |
    |repair the arrays.                                                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      | Gold 3:30       | Silver 8:00      | Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 2:29.99           |Oldschool's Best: 1:44.76 (Prime)     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Restore NEST communication arrays                                     |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies                                                    |
    |       Climb 200 meters                                                     |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    There are three communication arrays down. Move to the blue area indicated on
    the radar and exterminate any Decepticons you find. Once the Decepticons are
    cleared from the area, the blue circle on the radar turns into a wrench. Climb
    the building with the communication dish. Repair the dish by standing near it
    and holding circle. Once the first dish is up and running race to the next 
    location because you are now on a timer. Defeat the Decepticons as before and 
    repair each of the next two arrays. The only difference is that the last dish
    has four enemy guards instead of three.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Stay on the roof tops and jump from array site to array site
    
         -The Skill Shots are easy to get increasing the likelihood of a quick 
          Platinum
              -3 are near or in route to the first array
              -1 is at the base of the 2nd array 
              -The last shot is in the distance at the third array site
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 2/10
              -This is not a platinum you will have to struggle for
    
    
    
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    Shanghai Spiral Highway                                                [AUWK3]
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                                    Autobot Down
                                    ++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Ironhide is missing in action and presumed injured or worse. Find and escort|
    |him to safety.                                                              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      | Gold 9:00       | Silver 10:00      | Bronze 12:00     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 7:20.59           |Oldschool's Best: 4:40.20 (Breakaway) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Find Ironhide                                                         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 3 Times                                          |
    |       Help Ironhide reach safety with 90% health                           |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    
    Ratchet is the the Autobot for this mission. His ability to repair fallen 
    teammates makes him uniquely equipped to handle the task ahead. Move down the
    street to encounter a few Decepticons. Try Ratchet's weapons out and defeat the
    three enemies. Keep moving and Ironhide will communicate over the radio. His 
    position will be indicated by a yellow marker. Drive to him use Ratchet's back
    up power cells (just hit circle) to revive the downed Autobot. Notice that 
    a new meter has appeared on screen. This indicates how much health Ironhide has
    remaining. Ratchet can heal Ironhide by using his special ability. Move with
    Ironhide through the streets defeating any enemies that appear until arriving
    at the final checkpoint. At any time during or after a battle be sure to heal
    so that both Autobots are able to reach the objective.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
         
         -Breakaway
      
         -Skill Shots
             -On the way to the first fight look to the left at the first street
             -During the first fight look to the left of the highway overhead
             -On the way to the third big fight 
             -On the way to the fourth big fight
    
         -Do not stray too far from Ironhide
     
         -Headshots are Breakaway's best friend (quick kills and more overdrive
        
         -There is no real trick to this mission like in some others, its highly 
          dependent on the ability to snipe enemies quickly     
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 7/10
              -This took several tries, I'd actually rather have been Ironhide and
               rescuing Breakaway. If you are a good sniper with Breakaway then
               you will not have a problem. The bad part is when you've defeated 
               all the Decepticons and are standing at the extraction point only to
               have Ironhide slowly move there missing the Platinum by a few 
               seconds. 
    
    
    
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                                Long Haul Lives
                                +++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Search Shanghai for all remaining Decepticons -- and destroy them.          |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      | Gold 5:00       | Silver 9:00       | Bronze 15:00     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:05.57           |Oldschool's Best: 3:41.04 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Eliminate all Decepticons                                             |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with melee                                          |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    The first time through I chose Ironhide for this mission. The first objective
    is to defeat the remaining Decepticons in Shanghai. Eighteen easily defeatable
    Decepticons are scattered around the map. Just move to the red dots and unleash
    all your fire power. Once the grunts are defeated Ironhide gets a real
    challenge (well not really). Long Haul makes an appearance and is looking for
    a fight. Place a turret and start firing. At times Long Haul will transform
    into his dump truck form and flee. Stay after him firing the entire time. He
    may also climb a building. If so climb right behind him and get a few good 
    melee shots in. Basically, I tried to go toe to toe with Long Haul and though
    Ironhide's health was low, I still came out the victor.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
      
         -Ironhide
    
         -When fighting the first 18 set turrets regularly
     
         -Seek out enemies; do not wait for them to come to you
    
         -Save at least one overdrive for Long Haul
    
         -When Long Haul runs give chase firing your vehicle's weapon for some 
          easy hits
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
              -The missions with a boss Decepticon are tricky only for the fact
               that the boss likes to hit and run. The quicker you get to the boss
               the more likely a Platinum time can be obtained.
    
    
    
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    Shanghai Waterfront                                                    [AUWK4]
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                              +++++++++++++++++++++
                              Demolisher's Prophecy
                              +++++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |                                                                            |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 15:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 4:26.63           |Oldschool's Best: 1:58.88 (Optimus)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy the Decepticon Forces                                         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 5 enemies with Primary Weapon                                 |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with Secondary Weapon                               |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    
    There are 10 Decepticons at the docks that must be defeated. Use the radar 
    to locate each of member of the enemy and fire away. As the last Decepticon is
    defeated the very large Demolisher appears. Keep your distance from the large
    robot. Use Optimus' shield when available. Circle the main battle area while 
    firing at Demolisher. Alternate between primary and secondary weapon to limit
    overheating. At times other Decepticons similar to those defeated at the start
    of the mission will appear. Defeat or ignore them as you please, the primary 
    focus should be on attacking Demolisher.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Platinum is possible without hitting a single Skill Shot
     
         -Prime has a high melee attribute, Advance Melee as many of the initial 
          enemies as possible to defeat them quickly
    
         -An overdrive should be available upon battle with Demolisher. Use the 
          overdrive and attack with constant fire while straffing.
    
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -The faster you get to Demolisher the more likely to achieve a
               Platinum time. Defeating the large Decepticon will not be the hard 
               part, having enough time to do so will. The overdrive at the end 
               will shorten the battle immensely. Since this one can be done without
               Skill Shots hitting any of them along the way will also improve your
               chances.
    
    
    
                              ++++++++++++++++++++
                              Along the Waterfront
                              ++++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The battle with Demolisher has destroyed NEST's communications arrays along |
    |the Waterfront. Find and repair them.                                       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      | Gold 3:30       | Silver 8:00       | Bronze 15:00     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 3:56.43           |Oldschool's Best: 1:56.46 (Breakaway) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Restore NEST communication arrays                                     |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 7 enemies                                                     |
    |       Use Advanced Jumps 5 times                                           |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    The Along the Waterfront mission is very much like the Failure to Communicate
    Mission. Move to each communication array location and defeat the nearby 
    Decepticons. Once they are defeated find the array (the wrench on the radar)
    and repair it by pressing circle. There is a total of 4 communication arrays
    that need to be repaired.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Breakaway
    
         -Defeating Decepticons while standing next to the array is most efficient
    
         -Breakaway's flight helps with quick movement to the array sites
    
         -Skill Shots (at least hit these four that are easy to see)
              -2 at the first array site
              -1 at the second
              -1 at the fourth site
    
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -There is a lot to do in a very little amount of time. The skill shots
               are a must.
    
    
    
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    West Coast Downtown                                                     [AUWK5] 
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                                +++++++++++++++++
                                A Girl in Trouble
                                +++++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The Decepticons have learned that Sam's girlfriend Mikaela holds a piece of |
    |the Allspark. Find and protect her.                                         |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      | Gold 5:30       | Silver 7:00       | Bronze 11:00     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 6:50.61           |Oldschool's Best: 2:54.58 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat Decepticon units and retrieve Mikaela                          |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Bumblebee must fight his way to the red marker indicated on the radar. Along
    the way he will face numerous Decepticons. Though out numbered these enemies
    are no match for Bumblebee. Once the first wave of Decepticons are scrap metal
    Mikaela exits the garage. Pick her up and drive over to the extraction point.
    Once there climb the building and release her. The mission isn't over yet. 
    Bumblebee must defeat another wave of enemies.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
       
         -There are four Skill Shots at the two battle sites that are easy to find
      
         -Be sure to pick up Mikaela quickly and drop her off at the right spot
    
         -The Turret is a killing machine
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
             -Not the most difficult mission to obtain Platinum but requires quick
              decisive action.
    
    
    
    
                                 ++++++++++++++++
                                 Last Gang Around
                                 ++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Mikaela has been safely evacuated, but Decepticons still roam her town.     |
    |Locate and destroy all remaining Decepticons.                               |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      | Gold 5:00       | Silver 7:00       |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 4:09.93           |Oldschool's Best: 2:57.64 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Eliminate all Decepticons                                             |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    |       Perform 10 advanced jumps                                            |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    This is a complete free for all. There are no other objectives other than to 
    destroy each Decepticon that attacks. A total of 20 will appear. There really 
    is not even a need to hunt them out. They come to you.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ironhide
    
         -I don't even recall seeing a Skill Shot really and was still able to get
          Platinum
    
         -Turret + Overdrive = Decepticon Instant Death
    
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
             -Any mission where a Skill Shot is not required should be a fairly easy
              Platinum. The only trouble that may occur is the slowness of enemy
              spawning.
    
    
    
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    West Coast Oil Refinery                                                [AUWK6]
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                                 +++++++++++++++
                                 Oil Flows Black
                                 +++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Three engineers are hiding at the oil refinery which has been overrun by    |
    |Decepticons. Find and evacuate them.                                        |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      | Gold 7:00       |Silver 9:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 6:59.22           |Oldschool's Best: 4:56.42 (Breakaway) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat resistance and evacauate the engineers                         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Finish 3 enemies with charged melee                                  |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Ratchet is the Autobot called upon to rescue the civilians. Move to the red 
    marker on the radar to rescue the first engineer. Upon arrival Decepticons
    attack from all angles. A total of 8 will appear. Defeat all 8 and the human
    will exit a building on nearby roof top. The battle is not difficult the 
    Decepticons are easily defeated and Ratchet is no overwhelmed at any point. If
    you begin to take too much damage just use Ratchet's Special healing ability.
    Find the human and pick him up. Now drive to the evacuation zone then find 
    the next civilian. The second engineer will be attacked by 10 Decepticons.
    Another difference this time is that some of the enemies will be helicopters
    instead of just ground vehicles. It doesn't really matter once Ratchet destroys
    them all their all still scrap metal. Don't look to the rooftops for this 
    engineer either. He exits at street level. Fifteen Decepticons will attck the
    positon of the final engineer. Again its a combination of ground and air 
    enemies. Defeat them and pick up the human when they exit at ground level. Once
    the thrid engineer is at the evacuation zone the mission is complete.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Breakaway
    
         -The Skill Shots are easy to find with Breakaway's Sniper Rifle. There is
          also one at the evacuation site.
    
         -Breakaway's flight ability helps get the engineers to the evacuation site
          quickly
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
              -Optimus and Ironhide are more suited for the battle but a good
               sniper can make up for the difference in power. The flight ability
               can make a great difference the Platinum time is barely missed.
    
    
    
                              ++++++++++++++++++++++
                              Return to the Refinery
                              ++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The oil refinery communications arrays were damaged. Destroy all nearby     |
    |Decepticons then initiate repairs.                                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:30      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 7:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 4:06.03           |Oldschool's Best: 2:46.30 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Get all NEST arrays back online together                              |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 5 enemies with charged melee                                  |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with Advanced Ground Pound                          |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    There are 5 communication arrays that need repaired. They are located at 
    different sites in the city. Move to each one and defeat the surrounding 
    Decepticons. Find the array and repair it.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ironhide
    
         -Skill Shots are not necessary just bonus
    
         -Know which array is in need of repairs 
    
         -The turret helps clear out enemies quickly
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -Ironhide is just way too powerful for the evil Decepticons.
    
    
    
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    West Coast Canals                                                      [AUWK7]
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                                 +++++++++++++++
                                 Allies Attacked
                                 +++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Sergeant Epps and his NEST Convoy are pinned down in the canals. Locate them|
    |and then provide escort and cover for the convoy.                           |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:04.76           |Oldschool's Best: 3:37.57 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Locate NEST Convoy                                                    |
    |      Escort NEST Convoy to safety                                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies with headshots                                     |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies while in air                                        |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Ironhide is ambushed at the very beginning of the mission. Defeat the incoming
    Decepticons. Once they are demolished drive ahead to meet up with the NEST
    convoy. They are immediately attacked by Decepticons. Place a turret then 
    attack. Once the Decepticons are defeated follow the convoy to the next 
    checkpoint only to find debris blocking the path. Destroy the debris and defeat
    the duo of Decepticons on the other side. Move forward through more debris and
    another fire fight and the convoy will arrive at its final destination. The
    mission is not over yet though. Ironhide and the convoy are attacked by a total
    of 13 Decepticons. The enemies will come from both sides. During the fight its
    a good idea to have a turret active at all times. Defeat each of the Decepticons
    to finish the mission.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ironhide
    
         -After the first battle turbo to the convoy
    
         -Once you find the convoy exit the canal and stay out of it.
    
         -Staying out of the canal allows you to see the skill shots easier and 
          provides better lines of sight to attack the Decepticons.
    
         -An overdrive for the last big battle is not required but isn't a bad 
          idea either
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -I found the mission more difficult to Platinum when staying in the
               canal with the NEST team. Leaving the canal shaves considerable time
               off the final clock.
    
    
    
    
                               +++++++++++++++++++
                               Clash in the Canals
                               +++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |NEST has identified multiple Decepticon targets in the canals. Search out   |
    |and destroy all enemies.                                                    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:30      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 7:00        |Bronze 9:00       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 4:48.11           |Oldschool's Best: 3:17.23 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Eliminate all Decepticons                                             |
    |      Keep the NEST team alive                                              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Kill 10 enemies with an Advanced Melee Attack                        |
    |       All 3 Command HQ's must survive                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    A total of 30 Decepticons will litter the map. Move to each location marked in
    red on the radar and defend each headquarters. When the area is safe you will
    be told to move on to the next HQ.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Skill Shots
              -Next to the first Nest Headquarters 
              -Side of building to the left of first HQ (as you are looking at
               the HQ from the start
              -2 Shots are located on buildings visible at the second HQ
              -the last Shot is behind the last HQ
    
         -Be sure to get all the Skill Shots it can be the difference between 
          Platinum and Gold
    
         -Use the Overdrives wisely, if the battle is almost over hold on to it for
          the next fight.
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 6/10
              -There is a high volume of enemies that sometimes are slow to spawn.
               The Decepticons also seem to hit and run more in this mission than
               most others. Those two factors make this one of the more difficult
               Autobot missions to Platinum simply because it takes time to seek
               out the enemies.
    
    
    
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    Deep-6                                                                 [AUWK8]
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                                +++++++++++++++
                                Megatron Reborn
                                +++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |A restricted area containing Megatron's remains. Patrolled by the US Navy.  |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:30      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 15:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 8:58.53           |Oldschool's Best: 2:53.58 (Breakaway) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Repair all broken AA guns                                             |
    |      Rescue all injured humans                                             |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Find and Destroy all Skill Shots                                     |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies with primary weapon                                |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    This is the first mission exclusively for Breakaway. Fly to each of the yellow
    wrenches indicated on the radar. Each one marks an AA gun that needs repaired.
    There is a total of 5 guns that need repaired on 4 different ships. The ships
    with the damaged guns has a Decepticon that will transform when you land. It is
    usually some sort of piece of construction equipment. When you land if you can 
    knock the Decepticon into the water it is an instant kill. Repair the gun by 
    holding the circle button when near it. The ship with the two damaged guns will
    have an on board enemy but Breakaway will also encounter attacks from two
    Decepticons on a distant ship. Use the sniper rifle to take them out before 
    repairing the guns. Once all guns are repaired 5 humans will appear on 
    different ships that need to be rescued. Fly to each location pick up the human
    and place them safely on the central headquarters. Once all 5 are safe the 
    mission is over. During the search and rescue Breakaway will come under heavy
    fire. Attack when necessary and avoid danger with elusive flying as well as 
    use of turbo.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Breakaway (tough decision)
    
         -Skill Shots
              -From the starting point the first two shots are located on the two
               ships to the left with AA guns in need of repair
              -Above the sinking ship 
              -On the side of a ship as seen from the civilian base
              -At the triage center where the injured humans are evacuated to
    
         -Being attack will stop AA gun repair, so defeat the enemy on the ship and
          snipe those that are in the distance if needed
    
         -The Decepticon on the ships in need of repairs can be knocked into the 
          water for instant kills
    
         -Repair the guns and retrieve the injured in a logical sequence
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -Focusing only on the objectives will allow for a somewhat easy 
               Platinum. Any problems you have will likely result from Breakaway's
               less than stellar durability.
    
    
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    East Coast Industrial                                                  [AUWK9]
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                               +++++++++++++++++++
                               For the Love of Sam
                               +++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Sam Witwicky has been kidnapped by the Decepticons. To locate Sam, destroy  |
    |the Decepticons who have invaded his college town.                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 7:00      |Gold 9:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 7:15.27           |Oldschool's Best: 6:55.93 (Prime)     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Eliminate Decepticons to pinpoint Sam's position.                     |
    |      Deliver Sam to the evacuation point                                   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    |       Perform 10 Advanced Jumps                                            |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Move to each of the red markers indicated on the radar and defeat Decepticons.
    Once 28 have been defeated enough information has been obtained to find Sam's
    position. Move to the warehouse Sam is exiting and pick him up. Drive him to 
    the evacuation point. Once Sam arrives at the evacuation point a new 
    Decepticon Grindor flies in. Grindor will try to attack from a distance at all
    times. The first time I played this mission I chose Optimus Prime. Which isn't
    a bad choice but Grindor may have been designed to be defeated with Breakaway
    due to the Sniper Rifle option. Optimus will work though. Use the Shield 
    regularly. Also save the overdrive you built up during the inital incursion for
    a later point in the boss battle when Grindor attacks along side lesser known
    enemies that you defeated during the first phase of the mission. Keep constant
    fire on Grindor even when in his helicopter form. In fact there is not much of
    a need to transform, staying in robot form allows for better attacking.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
       
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Advanced melee and combos got the Platinum with only one skill shot hit
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -A Platinum that may not take multiple attempts.
    
    
                               ++++++++++++++++++
                               Starscream's Stand
                               ++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Starscream and his Decepticon minions have been spotted near the foundry.   |
    |Find and engage the enemy -- Starscream can not escape.                     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 9:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:59.56           |Oldschool's Best: 4:54.75 (Optimus)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat the Decepticons Troops                                         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 12 enemies with an Advanced Melee Attack                      |
    |       Defeat Starscream's 6 Support Troops                                 |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Move around the map defeating Decepticons. Once enough are demolished 
    Starscream makes an appearnce. He will stay and fight for a while, that is 
    until he recieves too much damage at which point he will fly away. Chase him
    to each location until he is defeated. The primary trouble with this fight is
    not Starscream but the fact that he surrounds himself with foot soldiers that
    also attack. Hold on to the overdrive until facing Starscream then unleash it
    on him and his goons.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Skill Shots (only saw two convenient ones)
              -On the back of a building near where the first enemy with a 
               cinematic appears
              -In the distance at the point where Starscream flees to first
    
         -Initially Advanced Melee attacks with Prime are quick killers
    
         -Build up an Overdrive and unleash it on Starscream when he appears
    
         -When Starscream flees transform, race to his destination, and unleash an
          Advanced Melee attack
    
         -When possible melee Starscream
    
         -Use Prime's Shield as much as possible during the Strarscream fight
    
         -Pray
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 8/10
              -After trying the other Autobots the only one that seemed to stay
               alive for the completion of the mission was Optimus Prime (at least
               while taking time into consideration). Complicating matters even more
               is Starscream's constant attack and flee strategy. Not to mention the
               fact that Starscream doesn't come to the final battle alone. It is 
               likely that this Autobot mission will be the one you squeek by to
               get the A True Autobot trophy.
    
    
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    East Coast L-Train                                                     [AUWK10]
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                                ++++++++++++++
                                Riding Shotgun
                                ++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Optimus Prime has decided to give NEST an advanced weapon to aid the humans |
    |against the Decepticons. Escort the Axiom Gun's safe delivery.              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 7:00        |Silver 9:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:29.56           |Oldschool's Best: 4:21.07 (Optimus)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Escort the transport to the target location                           |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Help Axiom Gun reach destination with 90%+ health                    |
    |       Use 2 shortcuts                                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    The Axiom is being hauled by an 18 wheeler. Move out in front of the gun and
    defeat the Decepticons that will try to intercept. The best thing to do is 
    watch the radar for incoming enemies and engage them as far from the truck as
    possible. The truck will actually stop when enemies are sighted and remain so
    until the area is clear. Listen to the radio as you will be notified of two 
    shortcuts along the way that are cluttered with debris. Find both to make the
    trip quicker.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus
    
         -Skill Shots
             -After the first turn to the left near the top of building
             -After 2nd roadblock just to the left of the shortcut
             -The bend of the L-Train tracks on a building at the end of the street
             -Building before 2nd shortcut
             -Building after 2nd shortcut
         
         -Hit all 5 Skill Shots
    
         -Take both shortcuts, the Autobots tip you to their location
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -Just like the majority of the other Platinums the quicker the kill
               the better the time. The skill shots are easy to find and the two
               short cuts are important. Optimus will be fighting in narrow 
               streets at times so his high melee damage helps.
    
    
    
                                 +++++++++++++++++++
                                 For Power and Glory
                                 +++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Determined to wreak havoc, the Decepticons plan to attack the city's power  |
    |plant and television stations. Defend these buidings.                       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      |Gold 4:00        |Silver 7:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 3:11.92           |Oldschool's Best: 2:42.54 (Ironhide)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Save the Power Plant                                                  |
    |      Save the TV Station                                                   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies with headshots                                     |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    There is no real mystery with this mission. Using Ironhide is not a bad choice.
    As you head to the power plant begin firing on the Decepticon in front of you.
    Transform and finish it off if necessary. Once at the station many enemies will 
    take positions on the surrounding rooftops (Breakaway may have been the 
    intended Autobot for his sniper rifle). Place a turret and attack. Once the 
    first group is down. Move to the TV station and protect it. By this time an
    overdrive should be built up, use it. As long as you are the last bot standing
    the station will be safe and the mission will be a success.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ironhide
    
         -Skill Shots (these three are easily seen)
             -On the way to the power plant to the right
             -A tower to the left of the power plant
             -At the TV Station
         
         -Once at the protect sites set a turret and attack
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -The tricky part at times is staying alive at the power plant.
               Multiple enemies will attack simultaneuously and may overwhelm 
               Ironhide. In the story mode that would be the time to take a breather
               a regain some health, but with time playing the key role in playing 
               the mission Ironhide can't rest. 
     
    
    
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    East Coast Downtown                                                   [AUWK11]
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                                  +++++++++++++
                                  Fuel the Jets
                                  +++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Pick up Sam Witwicky and deliver him to the museum where he will meet       |
    |Jetfire. Sam and Jetfire must be protected at all costs.                    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:35.59           |Oldschool's Best: 3:56.57 (Prime)     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Deliver Sam to the Deli and defend the buiding                        |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    |       Defeat 15 enemies with headshot                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Move over to the red marker on the radar and take out the Decepticons that 
    attack. Sam will exit a nearby building. Pick him up and take him to the deli
    indicated by the red marker. Once Sam is inside Decepticons attack. Defeat them
    before they destroy the building and Sam will exit. Now Sam wants to go to the 
    museum to find an old Transformer Jetfire. Drive him there and defend the 
    building again. When the area is secure Sam and Jetfire exit with a mission
    complete.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
         
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Advance Melee the first set of enemies so Sam exits quickly
    
         -Grab him and drive on the L-Train tracks to reach the deli and get a 
          Skill Shot
     
         -There are Skill Shots also located at either end of the street in front
          of the deli and on a billboard in front of the museum
    
         -Using Advanced Melee attacks will build the Overdrive meter quickly so
          you should be able to get two Overdrives (one at the deli and one at the
          museum)
    
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 7/10
              -Four minutes just seems like a small amount of time for this mission.
               I guess thats why its a Platinum time.
    
    
    
                                   ++++++++++++
                                   To the Skies
                                   ++++++++++++
    
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Two Decepticon probes search for Sam Witwicky. Follow the radiation trails  |
    |that will lead to the probes and destroy them both.                         |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 1:00      |Gold 2:00        |Silver 3:00        |Bronze 5:00       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 2:22.00           |Oldschool's Best: 0:41.73 (Breakaway) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Locate and destroy the Decepticon probe                               |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Find and destroy all skill shot logos                                |
    |       Use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    This is a flight only mission. Move Breakaway through the blue orbs that act as
    checkpoints. There is a total of 20 checkpoints to pass. There really is no 
    need to attack any Decepticons. Once through the first portion of checkpoints,
    Breakaway sees the probe. Fire at it until it is destroyed then move through
    the next series of checkpoints to destroy the final probe. This mission is a
    test of your ability to handle in game flight. The better you fly the more 
    likely the completion time will be small.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Breakaway
    
         -The Skill Shots are highly visible in flight; Quickly hover, shoot, then
          continue
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -This is basically a test of how well you handle Breakaway's flight
               mechanics. A decent pilot will have little trouble with Platinum. The
               Skill Shots are a tremendous boost. Just be sure to hit the probes
               when visible.
    
    
    
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    Cairo Ruins                                                           [AUWK12]
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                                +++++++++++++++
                                Ancient History
                                +++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Sam and Jetfire have traveled to Egypt to stop the Decepticons. Find Sam and|
    |deliver him to the Tomb of the Ancients.                                    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 7:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 6:15.31           |Oldschool's Best: 4:51.31 (Optimus)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Locate Sam and deliver him to the Tomb of the Twelve                  |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 5 enemies while in air                                        |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with an Advanced Melee Attack                       |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Move straight over the structure ahead and into a Decepticon trap. Twelve 
    enemies will attack. Activate Prime's shield and fire away. Once the enemies
    are defeated head for the red icon on the radar to pick up Sam. Take Sam to 
    the temple entrance. Upon arrival Megatron and Starscream make their 
    appearnace. Megatron is quite simple (actually it seems it should have been
    more difficult). Strafe from side to side and fire at Megatron with your 
    Shield active. Stay on the move and fire constantly. Once Megatron falls move
    to the red marker to help Jetfire take on Starscream. This fight is not 
    difficult except for the fact that Starscream is airborn most of the time and
    is on the move regularly.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Skill Shots
             -At entrance to ruins
             -Once inside the ruins up a set of stairs to the left
             -At the front of the area where the Megatron fight takes place
    
         -Advance melee initial waves of Decepticons 
    
         -Save an Overdrive for the boss fight
     
         -Though the fight is against Megatron and Starscream they don't really 
          attack together
    
         -The annoying part is Starscream's flight ability will have Optimus chasing
          him around the level
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
              -The limiting factor will be how fast Starscream is killed (if he 
               would just stand still long enough it wouldn't be that bad).       
    
    
    
    
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    Cairo City                                                            [AUWK13]
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                               +++++++++++++++++
                               Total Devastation
                               +++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Devastator, a massive new Decepticon, is attacking Cairo. His weapons       |
    |systems must be destroyed before he can be taken down.                      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 7:00        |Silver 9:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 10:11.52          |Oldschool's Best: 3:47.12 (Optimus)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat Devastator                                                     |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 5 enemies with headshots                                      |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with Advanced Melee Attacks                         |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Needless to say Devastator is the toughest boss as of yet. If Bumblebee gets 
    too close to this Decepticon's legs its mission over and restart from the 
    beginning. The first thing to do is get behind the monstrosity. Listen for 
    your cue then begin firing at the weapons systems located on its back. When 
    they are destroyed the focus turns to Devastor's hips. Again destroy this 
    weapons system and Bumblebee must destroy one weapon on each of Devastator's
    arms. Finally when that is accomlished there is a small portion of the forehead
    that must be attacked. To do so Bumblebee must get in front of Devastator and
    fire while watching to avoid his attacks. Not only do you have to negotiate
    the large Decepticon but their are several smaller enemies to impede your 
    progess along the way. For them I'd recommend a Special stun then your choice
    of attack. Be patient during this battle and watch for angles to get good 
    shots at the weapons systems and when you don't have a good shot keep firing
    in its general location because you never know when an opportunity will present
    itself.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus Prime
    
         -Powered Up Prime's flight/hover ability is perfect for this mission
    
         -The Skill Shots are a bonus, hit them if you see them but don't search
          for extra time that won't be needed
    
         -Unleash all your attacks on Devastator pretty much ignoring the other
          Decepticons that appear
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -The ability to hover takes away most of the difficulty that may be
               had using grounded Autobots.
    
    
    
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    Cairo Pyramids                                                        [AUWK14] 
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                                ++++++++++++++++++
                                Rise of the Fallen
                                ++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The Fallen stands atop the great pyramid of Cheops. Avoid his attacks,      |
    |destroy his allies then destroy the Fallen himself.                         |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 8:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 9:31.95           |Oldschool's Best 4:14.04 (Optimus)    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat the Fallen                                                     |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies with Advanced Ground Pound                         |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies with Headshots                                     |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    The Fallen begins at the top of the pyramid. Fly up and enter hover mode. 
    Fire at the Fallen. He may move to other sides of the pyramid. Watch the radar
    to locate him if you lose his position. Once the Fallen receives too much 
    damage he leaves his perch to engage in battle. While remaining in hover mode
    watch as the Fallen will teleport around you. Fire at him whenever possible 
    while avoiding his attacks. Sam will mention that the Fallen has friends and
    Optimus will be attacked from the ground by Decepticons while the Fallen 
    hides. Defeat the ground forces (Optimus can land or stay in the air) then 
    the Fallen reappears on the top of the pyramid. Repeat this process until 
    Optimus is being attacked by flying Decepticons that are not the Fallen. At
    this time the Fallen's health should be fairly low and he will likely remain
    at the top of the pyramid. Find him and fire while thinning out the other 
    Decepticons as needed. Remember to use Optimus' shield regularly and overdrive
    helps add damage to the Fallen. In fact this final stage of the battle when 
    Optimus has to deal with the flying Decepticons and the Fallen is a good time
    to unleash the overdrive that should have been earned by now. Also if you stay
    near the ground and need to regain health. There is a large rock formation to
    the left where you begin the fight. Optimus can hide their and channel the 
    enemies to him easier.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Optimus Prime
     
         -Skills Shots (described while standing at the start looking at the Fallen)
             -There are three doorways located on the map: To the right, left, and
              behind the pyramid the Fallen stands on
             -Behind the pyramid near the base
             -To the left of the pyramid on the back of a wall
    
         -Get the Skill Shots while fighting off the ground Decepticons when the
          Fallen is hidden
    
         -Close to the end ignore the flying/hovering Decepticons and focus on the
          Fallen
     
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -Getting the Skill Shots while fighting the minions called in by the
               Fallen almost eliminates the time it takes to get rid of them. Be 
               sure to move to the side the Fallen is located at the top of the 
               pyramid quickly to get the most attacks for the time.
    
    
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                     D E C E P T I C O N   W A L K T H R O U G H          [DCWK]
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    
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    Training Zone                                                         [DCWK1]
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    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Meet up with Starscream and get your systems checked out. Your Decepticon   |
    |presence is requested.                                                      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 6:00      |Gold 8:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 15:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 7:16.69           |Oldschool's Best: 5:48.95             |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: N/A                                                                   |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: N/A                                                                  |
    |                                                                            |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Move through the level learning the different abilities a Decepticon has. The
    tutorial level will teach you how to move, fight, and transform as well as a 
    few advanced maneuvers.
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
         
         -The Decepticons for this mission are pre-selected and unchangeable
     
         -Anticipation is key to a good time. Play through the mission to become
          familiar with where the next beacon will appear and move toward their
          during the somewhat lengthy dialogue.
         
         -The Skill Shot locations
             -2 Shots are unmissable during the initial driving training
             -During the battle against the three Autobots its on a building near
              the final enemy
             -Grab the last two Skill Shots with Grindor
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 2/10
              -This is not a first time platinum type mission, but once the 
               controls and mission are familiar it is a very achievable Platinum.
         
    
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    Shanghai Construction                                                  [DCWK2]
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                                   +++++++++++++++++
                                   Shanghai Shootout
                                   +++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Autobots are disrupting a major Decepticon operation in Shanghai. Eliminate |
    |all Autobots.                                                               |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 2:13.6            |Oldschool's Best: 1:27.25 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Eliminate Autobot forces                                              |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Find and Destroy all Skill Shot Logos                                |
    |       Kill 5 enemies with Advanced Melee Attack                            |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    There are 13 Autobots in this level. Destroy all 13 using Sideways. The 
    Autobots will seek you out but the faster you encounter them the better the
    time. No special techniques are required just fire Sideways' primary weapon
    until it overheats then alternate with the secondary weapon.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
          
         -Megatron is a beast and will plow through these Autobots with ease
     
         -The Skill Shots can pad the time but are not required for platinum
     
         -There are three shots that are easy to get 
               -Look on a building to the left where the first Autobot appears
               -At the construction site turn around
               -On a building to the left of the construction site
    
         -Take some time and find the three shot mentioned above and be able to
          find them quickly. The battle flows the same during each play through.
          Quickly hit the shots and defeat the enemies and there should be no
          problem.
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
            -This one is not as simple as some of the later missions though it is
             very doable. It may take a couple tries but once the pattern is 
             recognized you will be getting a Platinum every time.
    
    
                                    +++++++++++
                                    Going Viral
                                    +++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Locate all NEST communication arrays. At each comm array, eliminate all     |
    |Autobots, then infect it with a Decepticon viroid.                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      |Gold 3:30        |Silver 7:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 2:31.21           |Oldschool's Best: 1:21.06 (Grindor)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Disrupt the NEST comm arrays                                          |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies                                                    |
    |       Destroy all 5 Skill Shot Logos                                       |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    The initial choices are Long Haul and Sideways. I went with Long Haul for this
    mission. There are three NEST communication arrays in the area. They are 
    protected by a total of 10 Autobots. The Autobots are divided into groups, 3
    at the first array, 3 at the second and 4 at the final array. Once the 
    Autobots are defeated at the first array move to its location and hold the 
    circle button while standing in the blue light. This will deactivate the 
    array. Once an array is deactivated a new meter appears at the top center of
    the screen. This is a time limit to reach the next array, defeat the Autobots
    protecting it, and deactivate the array. 
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Grindor's flight ability makes the platinum time a breeze
    
         -Four Skill shots are easy to get
            -The crane on the way to array 1
            -Building behind array 1
            -In the distance on the way to array 2
            -While standing at array 3 look to the right
    
         -Landing on the site to disrupt the arrays and being able to quickly 
          defeat the enemies from this point will enhance your time
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 2/10
              -Flight really makes a difference on how quick this mission can be
               completed.
    
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    Shanghai Spiral Highway                                               [DCWK3]
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                                   ++++++++++++++++++
                                   Blood and Ironhide
                                   ++++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Attack the NEST base and then eliminate the Autobot Ironhide, who is certain|
    |to come to the aid of the NEST insects.                                     |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:30      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:33.36           |Oldschool's Best: 2:25.38 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy NEST HQ on the spiral highway and eliminate defenders         |
    |      Destroy NEST HQ in the downtown area and eliminate defenders          |
    |      Eliminate Ironhide                                                    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    |       Eliminate 15 NEST Soldiers                                           |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Long Haul is in this mission for the... Well I'm not finishing that stupid
    cliche/pun.  Defeat the Autobot that comes raising to your location then
    transform. Drive through the barricade and up the spiral highway. Along the
    way fire Long Haul's vehicle weapon to destroy any impediements and defeat
    some stray NEST soldiers. At the top the HQ will be encased by a blue dome.
    Defeat the tanks in front of it and the airborn enemies nearby to deactivate
    the dome. Now simply attack the HQ until it is destroyed. Jump down to the 
    road below and begin to drive back the way you came. You should notice the 
    road will fork. Take the road to the left and the next HQ will be nearby.
    Drop down to the area around the HQ and defeat the NEST soldiers and
    Autobots. Again when no enemies remain the HQ is open for attack.
    
    When the second HQ is destroyed a brief cinematic will show Ironhide rolling
    up for a fight. If you played the Autobot campaign you are very familiar with
    Ironhide's abilities. His special is a turret that he can place that will
    automatically attack his enemies with missiles. The turret's position as well
    as Ironhide's are indicated on the radar. Do not fight Ironhide near a 
    turret unless you destroy it first. The damage inflicted by basically two
    combatants can be overwhelming. Use Long Haul's primary weapon when Ironhide
    is at a distance. The Flamethrower works well at close range so use it when
    Long Haul catches up to the Autobot. Ironhide may also climb the buildings
    in town, this presents a great opportunity to get in some hits in while 
    Ironhide is unprotected. Finally remember that Long Haul's special ability
    is a healing factor, so if in a tight spot do not be afraid to gain some 
    extra HP by using this skill.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
     
         -Megatron (or Grindor)
        
         -There are two Skill Shots on the highway itself they can be ignored
    
         -Look over the edge of the highway and to the right when you arrive at
          the first NEST outpost and hit that Skill Shot
    
         -A fourth one can be found to the left of the highway on the way to the
          second outpost
    
         -Use Grindor or Megatron for this one Grindor can arrive at the HQs
          quicker due to flight but Megatron packs more punch against Ironhide
          either is a good choice and can make Platinum achievable
    
         -If using Megatron be sure to turbo your way to each HQ
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
            The only trouble you'll have is that Ironhide will not want to stand
            and fight
    
    
                                  +++++++++++++++
                                  Hunt the Hunter
                                  +++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Follow the trace signals to track down, expose and destroy a cloaked Autobot|
    |probe                                                                       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 0:30      |Gold 2:00        |Silver 4:00        |Bronze 8:00       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First 1:22.17            |Oldschool's Best: 0:24.17             |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Follow the trace signals to track down, expose and destroy a cloaked  |
    |        Autobot probe                                                       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Destroy 7 Buses                                                      |
    |       Destroy the 2 Probe Scouts                                           |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Transform the Decepticon into its vehicle form (Long Haul for me). Drive
    through the red markers to trace the probe. Fire the vehicle weapon regularly
    to clear a path and try to get one of the Bonus Objectives. If at any point
    a marker is missed you will have to turn around and move through it. At two
    markers once you clear the spiral highway, Autobot Probe Scouts will attack. 
    They can be ignored or defeated your preference. Defeating them fullfills a 
    bonus objective but increases the completion time.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Sideways seems like the best Decepticon for this mission due to his
          greater speed compared to Long Haul and Megatron
     
         -Immediately change to the secondary weapon and drive away
    
         -Basically it will take really good driving and probably all 5 Skill 
          Shots
     
         -The best way to get the Skill Shots is to jump as you approach and 
          shoot them with the secondary weapon
    
         -Skill Shot locations
             -Three skill shots are obtained while traveling down the Spiral 
              Highway
             -One is to the right in front of a building at ground level after
              exiting the Spiral Highway and passing by the Autobot Probe Scout.
              This one is well hidden and may require a trial run just to locate
              the shot (it can be helpful)
             -The last shot is right before finding the probe in mid air. When
              you near the last beacon tranform hit it then begin firing at the
              probe
    
         -Don't forget their is a turbo ability in vehicle form (it should 
          definitely be used after getting the third shot on the Spiral Highway)
    
         -Missing a Beacon will take away precious time
    
         -Make sure you do not falter at the site where the road forks, the right
          fork is the way to go
         
         -When you get near the end prepare to transform hit a Skill Shot and fire
          at the probe quickly
    
       PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 8/10 
          -The Decepticon Race missions are some of the more difficult Platinums
           to obtain. A few trial runs and mastering the ability to jump/shoot the
           Skill Shots on the Spiral Highway will be the key.
    
    
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    Shanghai Waterfront                                                   [DCWK4]
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                                   ++++++++++++++
                                   Find and Grind
                                   ++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Grindor is missing in Shanghai. Locate and revive Grindor, then escort him  |
    |to the extraction point. Expect heavy fire.                                 |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 8:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 15:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 7:07.90           |Oldschool's Best: 4:32.92 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Locate Grindor                                                        |
    |      Escort Grindor to Safety                                              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies with Secondary Weapon                              |
    |       Escort Grindor to Safety with 60% health                             |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Sideways is in search of Grindor. Defeat a couple of waves of Autobots, one
    at the beginning and the second at the construction site nearby. Once they are
    defeated a flashing red marker will appear on the radar indicating Grindor's
    location. He is under attack. Race to his position and defeat the incoming
    Autobots. Heal Grindor by holding the circle button next to him. Move toward
    the extraction point but not too quickly or Grindor will not follow. In fact
    you practically have to follow Grindor because he doesn't exactly take a 
    good quick route to the extraction point. Along the way the Decepticons will 
    meet some resistance. Watch the radar to pinpoint where the attacks will come
    from then alternate between primary and secondary fire to destroy them.
    Grindor will add some fire power but be prepared to do most of the work 
    yourself.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------ 
    
       -Use Megatron
    
       -Memorize Grinodor's path through the crates
    
       -Hit the at least the Skill shots at:
           -Grindor's initial position
           -Building to the right just before the extraction point
           -Above the extraction point
       
       -Save Overdrive to the end to fend off all Autobots keeping Grindor from
        the extraction point
     
       PLATINUM DIFFICUTLY 6/10       
          The difficulty here is just getting Grindor to the extraction point in
          a timely manner. It would be nice if he didn't follow the most indirect
          path imaginable.
    
    
                                 +++++++++++++++++++
                                 Race to Destruction
                                 +++++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Track down, expose and destroy a cloaked Autobot probe that is prowling the |
    |Waterfront.                                                                 |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 0:45      |Gold 2:00        |Silver 4:00        |Bronze 8:00       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First 1:14.28            |Oldschool's Best: 0:31.64 (Sideways)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Race through the beacons and locate the Autobot Probe                 |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Destroy 7 Fuel Tanks                                                 |
    |       Destroy the 2 Probe Scouts                                           |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Drive through the beacons as quick as possible until arriving at the probe.
    If a beacon is missed you must return and move through it before continuing so
    try to balance accuracy and quickness. The Autobot Probe Scouts can be 
    ignored to improve time.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Sideways
    
         -Switch to secondary fire immediately
    
         -Ignore Autobot Probe Scouts
     
         -Skill Shots
             -Hit the first beacon then transform and fire between the crates on the
              right
             -On the crane just before the construction pit
             -To the left of the fuel tanker just after the construction pit
             -On some crates to the left near a beacon close to the end; its an 
              almost can't miss, either run into it or use the vehicle weapon
         
         -Power slide can help with the tight corners         
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -As far as the racing missions go this is the easiest to get
               Platinum.
    
    
    
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    West Coast Downtown                                                   [DCWK5]
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                                +++++++++++++++
                                West Coast Hack
                                +++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Locate each of the town's communication arrays, destroy all Autobots in the |
    |vicinity, and then hack into the array. Hack all five arrays.               |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      |Gold 4:30        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First 3:28.69            |Oldschool's Best: 2:30.40 (Grindor)   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Disrupt the NEST comm arrays                                          |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 3 enemies with Advanced Ground Pound                          |
    |       use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    This mission is custom made for Grindor (mostly because he is the only option
    available initially). There are five arrays that need to be hacked. Each array
    is guarded by 3 to 5 Auotobots. The early arrays are protected by 3 but as
    you proceed the total will increase to 5. Use Grindor's Turret ability to 
    help with the attack. Once each Autobot is destroyed hack into the array by
    holding circle near it. Once an array is hacked a timer starts. The next 
    array needs to be hacked  before the meter empties. 
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
        -Grindor's flight ability helps to navigate between the arrays quickly
    
        -Fire at the Autobots while still in helicopter form (easy damage)
    
        -Use overdrive at the last array site (especially if time is close)
    
        -Skill Shots        
            -To the right of the first array
            -To the right of the second array
            -Behind the third array (small building street level) 
            -Building at site of 4th array
            -Building to the left of the fifth array
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -Grindor should be able to achieve a Platinum time with relative ease.
               His turret and primary weapon should make quick work of the Autobots.
    
    
                                ++++++++++++++++++
                                Hunt for Breakaway
                                ++++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |An Autobot team is searching for the captive fleshling Galloway. Attack the |
    |Autobot team, then annihilate their leader Breakaway.                       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:51.17           |Oldschool's Best: 3:47.68 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat all Autobot Resistance                                         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Kill 5 enemies with Headshots                                        |
    |       Kill 10 enemies with ranged weapons                                  |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    There are 16 Autobots scattered around the map. Defeat all 16 only to have
    Breakaway join the battle. Once Breakaway appears he is your primary concern.
    There will be other Autobots that attempt to interfere with your evil plans.
    Dispose of the underlings as needed but the focus should remain on tracking
    and attacking Breakaway. The primary trouble with the fight is that Breakaway
    will not stay put. He flies from rooftop to rooftop. Continue to give chase
    and use the overdrive power up you probably either have or are close to 
    getting. The battle should not be too strenuous except for the fact that 
    Breakaway fights like a scared bot.
    
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Megatron for his power
    
         -Advanced Melee will make quick work of the initial Autobots
     
         -Hit skill shots as you see them but no need to seek them out (without a 
          map they are difficult to describe)
    
         -Breakaway will stand still initially, this is an ideal time for a Fusion
          Cannon shot
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -Again with a boss in this mission the only trouble will be keeping
               up with them when they run.
    
    
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    West Coast Oil Refinery                                                [DCWK6]
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                                 +++++++++++++++
                                 Find the Female
                                 +++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Cpature the engineers for interrogation, and use the m to locate the female |
    |Mikaela.                                                                    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First 7:30.53            |Oldschool's Best 3:47.09 (Grindor)    |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy the buildings each of the four engineers are hiding in, and   |
    |       deliver them to the interrogation point.                             |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies while in air                                       |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies with Headshots                                     |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Since the others are locked select Long Haul. Drive to the first engineer 
    location. The Autobots will attack. Fend them off with the help of your 
    Decepticon pals. Once they are destroyed, demolish the building glowing red.
    An engineer will exit. Pick him up and drive him to the roof of the building
    where the interrogation will take place. After interrogating the fourth 
    engineer, the radar will show that Mikaela's position is nearby. Defeat the
    last wave of Autobots and destroy the building housing Mikaela. Once she exits
    take her to the evacuation point to complete the mission.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Grindor's flight can make the difference
       
         -The way the battle goes Grindor should have two Overdrives available
          use them both
    
         -Make sure to grab the people quickly (missing or moving past them can
          cause the loss of valuable time)
    
         -Be sure to drop the fleshlings off in the glowing ring, if you miss 
          Grindor will have to pick them up and then drop them again
    
         -Skill Shots
              -Behind you at the start
              -Just ahead from the start
              -Behind the second building to be destroyed
              -On the tower near the building containing the last human
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 6/10
    
    
                                ++++++++++++++++++
                                Tapping the Source
                                ++++++++++++++++++
    
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Locate each comm array and engage all Autobots in the area. Once you have   |
    |destroyed them, tap into the array and move on to the nex                   |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      |Gold  4:00       |Silver 6:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 2:20.36           |Oldschool's Best 2:07.25 (Starscream) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Disrupt the NEST comm arrrays                                         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 7 enemies with Headshots                                      |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies while in air                                        |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Select Starscream then fly to the first comm array location. Defeat the three
    Autobots then move to the roof top with the device. Hold circle while 
    standing in the ring to disrupt the array. Repeat the tast for the other 3
    communication arrays. The last two sites will have 4 Autobots insead of 3.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
         
         -Starscream works really well for this mission. I was able to achieve
          a Platinum reward the first time and improve on that time the second.
         
         -Fly to each comm array location, using turbo is even quicker
     
         -While in flight to each array fire at the enemies (even if you don't 
          aim) to inflict some damage before transforming
    
         -After disrupting the first array look to Starscream's left for a emblem
    
         -Fly through the towers on the way to the 2nd array for a Skill Shot
    
         -A third skill shot can be hit while in vehicle mode on the way to the
          3rd array
    
         -Skill Shot number 4 can be hit by flying between the two buildings and 
          under the bridge that connects them when moving from the 3rd array to
          the 4th
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 2/10 
          This a pretty easy Platinum to get even without hitting very many of
          the skill shots.
    
    
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    West Coast Canals                                                     [DCWK7]
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                              ++++++++++++++++++++++
                              In Search of the Spark
                              ++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The human called 'Galloway' knows the location of the final fragment of the |
    |AllSpark. Locate this fleshling.                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First 5:08.22            |Oldschool's Best 2:31.12 (Starscream) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy all 3 NEST safehouses                                         |
    |      Capture Galloway and take him to the extraction point                 |
    |      Eliminate any Autobots approaching the extraction zone                |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 7 enemies with Melee                                          |
    |       Defeat 7 enemies with Headshots                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Starscream had better not disappoint this time. His only task is to locate 
    and capture a puny fleshling. What could go wrong? In route to the first 
    NEST safehouse watch for Autobots to move up through the canal and attack
    while in jet form. Land and continue firing. Defeat the 4 Autobots then 
    destroy the building coated in a red film (check the radar). The building
    goes down rather quickly using Starscream's primary weapon. Move to the other
    two safehouses and do the same. After destruction of one safehouse the next
    does not appear on radar until all the attacking Autobots are destroyed. Upon
    destruction of the third safehouse, Galloway will exit. Pick him up and fly
    to the extraction point. Once there fend of 6 incoming Autobots to complete 
    the mission.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Starscream (flight helps with movement between areas)
     
         -Use his Null Reactor often
    
         -The Autobots at each site have to be killed before moving to the next 
          site, but they do not have to be killed before the building receives 
          damage
    
         -Skill Shots 
              -To the right at the first fight
              -Building in front of extraction point
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -Hitting two Skill Shots left plenty of time to achieve Platinum. 
               Alternate Starscream's primary and secondary weapons regularly. Be
               sure to start the attack while in flight and use the Null Reactor
               regularly.
    
                                +++++++++++++++++
                                Oil in the Canals
                                +++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Search the canals for all remaining Autobots. Leave none standing.          |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      |Gold 4:00        |Silver 6:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 2:36.58           |Oldschool's Best: 2:36.58             |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Hunt 16 Autobots                                                      |
    |                                                                            |
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    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies with Headshots                                     |
    |       Destroy 20 cars                                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    This mission is simply about the destruction of Autobots. A total of 16 
    enemies will invade the area, usually in waves of 4 to 5. Defeat all of them
    to complete the mission. The great thing about this mission is, its nothing
    but action. Fight the Autobots how you choose, any combination of attack 
    strategies used in previous levels should work. A balanced approach, 
    alternating between primary and secondary fire is appropriate.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Use overdrive at the beginning of a new wave of Autobots
         
         -Don't wait for the Autobots to find you fly to their location and
          attack while in flight
    
         -The skill shots are not necessary to platinum this mission
    
         -Though the Skill Shots are not needed for Platinum its likely you will
          hit/see a them during battle and hitting them can not hurt your time
    
         -Platinum Difficulty 2/10
            If you can get a Platinum time without Skill Shots it can not be too
            difficult
    
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    Deep-6                                                                 [DCWK8]
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    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |To aid Megatron's escape destroy the weapons on the humans' ships and sink  |
    |the control boats.                                                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:30      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 3:14.47           |Oldschool's Best 1:59.60 (Starscream) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Demolish 8 defense turrets                                            |
    |      Eradicate the Naval fleet to buy enough time while the Constructicons |
    |        attempt to raise Megatron                                           |
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    |Bonus: Destroy the Radar Dish                                               |
    |       Defeat 4 flying military jets                                        |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Fly to each of the yellow markers on the radar. The markers indicate the 
    position of a defense turret. There are eight total and several of the battle
    carriers have two. The Transformers on the ships are usually Decepticons
    there to assist Starscream so there is no need to attack them. Don't get too
    over confident though, there will be an Autobot presence. The Autobots will
    generally be flying in the area and switch to hover mode to attack. They can
    primarily be ignored. Focus on the mission at hand and destroy the turrets.
    Once the turrets are gone some of the smaller ships will glow red. Starscream
    must destroy all of these ships indicated by yellow markers on the radar. 
    Again ignore the Autobot attackers for the most part and focus on the naval
    fleet. There are three ways to attack the boats: 1) Stay in vehicle form and
    circle the area attacking  2) hover near the boats and attack  3) land on a
    battle carrier and attack the fleet. A combination of the three is best with
    a emphasis on landing on the battle carriers. It seems that when Starscream
    hovers the Autobots focus their attack on him more, whereas landing on the
    battle carrier can provide some cover and decreased damage.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Starscream
    
         -Do not waste time attacking your Decepticons pals on the battle ships; in
          other words don't mistake your allies for enemies
    
         -Starscream's primary weapon works very well against the turrets and ships
    
         -Ignore the attacking Autobots
    
         -Skill Shots
              -The ship to your immediate left at the beginning
              -Above the central platform
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              -The only thing that could prevent a platinum in this mission is 
               attempting it too early and Starscream becoming overwhelmed by the
               Autobots.
    
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    East Coast Industrial                                                  [DCWK9]
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                                  ++++++++++++
                                  Ladiesman217
                                  ++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Destroy the Autobots assigned to protect the human boy designated as        |
    |Ladiesman217. Once found, deliver him to the collection site.               |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 5:01.27           |Oldschool's Best: 3:47.53 (Starscream)|
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy all Autobots, then find and destroy Sam's house               |
    |      Retrieve Sam and take him to the extraction point                     |
    |      Defend your position from incoming Autobots                           |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    |       Kill 10 enemies while in air                                         |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Twelve Autobots are on their way to engage Grindor. Throw down a Turret and
    begin attacking. Defeating the Autobots gives the Decepticons Sam's Location.
    Move to the red marker and attack the building. When Sam exits pick him up and
    fly to the extraction point. The mission is not over yet. The Autobots do not
    want Sam to fall into Decepticon hands. They attack in several waves. Activate
    a turret and now is a good time to use the Overdrive built up during the first
    part of the mission. The quicker the Autobots are defeated the more likely 
    Grindor is to survive.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Starscream
    
         -Move to the Autobots don't wait for them to attack
    
         -Null Reactor is great
    
         -Know where Sam's house is and head there while Megatron talks
    
         -Overdrive at the end is very helpful
    
         -Skill Shots
             -Building in the distance at the beginning on the right
             -On top of building straight ahead
             -Above the smoke stacks on the same building as above
             -Sam's house
             -Extraction point in between the buildings to the left
        
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
              -The main problem with a Platinum time on this mission is the slow 
               spawning of the Autobots. Several seconds will frequently waste away
               without an enemy in sight. Megatron's lengthy speeches don't help 
               much either.
    
    
                                   +++++++++++++
                                   Hunter Killer
                                   +++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Hunt down and destroy a roving Autobot probe by following its path.         |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 0:45      |Gold 1:30        |Silver 3:00        |Bronze 8:00       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 1:42.10           |Oldschool's Best: 0:38.44 (Sideways)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Race through the beacons and locate the Autobot Probe                 |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Destroy 9 fuel tanks                                                 |
    |       Destroy 2 Probe Scouts                                               |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Long Haul is the only Decepticon initially available for this mission. Drive
    through the beacons (a total of 20) to find the probe. The first beacon is 
    on top of the rocks while some others will be on roof tops. Be prepared to
    use the advanced jump to get the higher beacons quickly. Long Haul can ignore
    the scouts they will not present any real danger. At the last beacon transform
    and fire at the probe.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Sideways
       
         -Good driving skills are important
    
         -Quick advanced jumps can help a lot
     
         -Beacon by beacon account
            -Change to secondary fire
            -Advance jump over rocks 
            -Advance jump onto roof of next beacon location
            -Advance jump over crates to get to next beacon then at corner of
               building turn and fire at Skill Shot
            -Drive between building to get beacon
            -Advance jump to next beacon then advance jump onto building with
               helipad and begin firing at Skill Shot
            -Pick up beacon in clearing and
            -Advance jump onto roof of next building for beacon and begin firing at
               thrid Skill Shot to the left
            -Turbo to the next beacon and hit all three around this block
            -Jump over the truck with the ramp (don't actually use the ramp) then
               get the three beacons within the warehouse grounds
            -The next beacon will be just before a "bridge" connecting two buildings
               transform, turn around, hit the skill shot, and continue
            -Advance jump on to the building straight ahead and then to the next
               building which has a beacon
            -Drive over the small connection between the rooftops and jump below
            -As you fall shoot at the Skill Shot on the building at ground level 
               ahead at the same time Sideways should be falling toward the beacon
               below
            -Hit the next beacon and advance jump to the top of the small buildings
                ahead for the last beacon
            -Begin firing in the air near the smoke stacks and hit the probe
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 8/10
              -I had some trouble with this Platinum. It will take some repetition.
               Becoming familiar with the path and knowing when to jump and when
               to turbo will help. 
    
    
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    East Coast L-Train                                                     [DCWK10]
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                                  ++++++++++++++
                                  Past His Prime
                                  ++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Optimus Prime approaches. Defeat the Autobots that accompany him and then   |
    |take on Prime himself.                                                      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 3:30.74           |Oldschool's Best: 3:22.51 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat Optimus Prime's Autobots                                       |
    |      Defeat Optimus Prime                                                  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 20 enemies with Secondary Weapon                              |
    |       Destroy 30 traffic cars                                              |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    There is no Decepticon more appropriate for a battle against Optimus Prime 
    than his arch nemesis Megatron. The initial Autobots are easily defeated just
    as they have been for most every mission so far. Megatron's Special is an
    instant kill when it hits so use it as needed. When the no-name Autobots are
    defeated Optimus Prime makes his appearance. Activate Overdrive and fire like
    crazy. Prime basically will fire his primary weapon and back away or charge.
    With Overdrive active Megatron can withstand Prime's attack and keep constant
    fire on the Autobot leader.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Megatron is a good choice. His stats make him the most powerful of the
          Decepticons.
     
         -This is another Decepticon mission where the Skill Shots are not that
          important. If you see one hit it but don't go out of the way to seek
          them out.
    
         -Megatron is a good melee character and will do some sever damage with
          his advance melee attack. Rush to Autobots and start with this maneuver.
    
         -Save the Overdrive for the battle against Optimus Prime. The Overdrive
          almost makes the fight unfair (but since we're Decepticons we don't care
          about fairness).
    
         -PLATINUM DIFFICULTY: 3/10
             -The initial Autobots are over matched and Optimus falls fast with
              Overdrive active.
    
    
                                 +++++++++++++++++
                                 Sending a Message
                                 +++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Destroy the human's power plant and their news station. Do not be stopped   |
    |by your enemies.                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      |Gold 4:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 1:56.16           |Oldschool's Best: 1:46.76 (Long Haul) |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy the power plant                                               |
    |      Destroy the TV station                                                |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 5 enemies while in air                                        |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with Headshots                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    
    Drive to the sight of the power plant and unleash all of Long Haul's attacks.
    Start with missiles then switch to the flamethrower. Timely healing will allow
    Long Haul to ignore the Autobots. Once all of the structures at the power 
    plant (including towers) are destroyed, drive to the TV Station. Again ignore
    the Autobots and circle the building attacking with the flamethrower. The 
    building will not be able to withstand the heat from Long Haul's attack for
    long. Once the station crumbles to the ground, transform and drive to the 
    extraction zone and drive into the yellow beacon.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ignore all the Autobots
     
         -Long Haul's healing allows you to ignore the Autobots and survive
    
         -Long Haul's flamethrower is a building destroyer. 
    
         -Skill Shots are not necessary
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULT 2/10
              I've only tried this mission with Long Haul and he seems perfect for
              the job.
    
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    East Coast Downtown                                                    [DCWK11]
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                                 +++++++++++++++++  
                                 Down With History
                                 +++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Locate and reach the museum where Ladiesman217 plans to meet Jetfire.       |
    |Destroy all enemies then destroy the museum                                 |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 1:30      |Gold 2:30        |Silver 4:00        |Bronze 6:00       |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 1:13.20           |Oldschool's Best: 1:10.25 (Starscream)|
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy the Museum                                                    |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 3 times                                          |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies                                                    |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Fly to the museum's location and land. Move close to the building and circle
    it firing Starscream's primary weapon. When the primary overheats switch to
    the secondary and fire. Continue to circle the building alternating between
    primary and secondary fire. The building should last just a little more than
    a minute.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Ignore the Autobots
      
         -Circle the building to avoid damage
    
         -Alternate fire between primary and secondary
    
         -Ignore the Skill Shots the are completely unnecessary
    
         -Starscream seems to do well here but its likely any Decepticon will do
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 1/10
              No offense but if you can not get a platinum reward for this mission
              do not try to get one on any of the others. It will be impossible.
    
    
    
    
                             ++++++++++++++++++++++
                             Hunger for Destruction
                             ++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Destroy as much of the human hive as possbile, attacking the laser - painted|
    |targets that yeild maximum damage.                                          |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 2:00      |Gold 4:00        |Silver 7:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 1:59.28           |Oldschool's Best: 1:44.47 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy the fuel tanks                                                |
    |      Destroy the Gas Stations                                              |
    |      Move to Extraction Point                                              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies                                                    |
    |       Destroy 50 traffic cars                                              |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Megatron was my choice for this mission. Drive to each of the yellow markers 
    and destroy either a fuel tanker or a gas station. Two of the trucks are 
    located on roof tops. One is at the edge of the map near the L-Train Tracks
    while a second is toward the center of the map on a building in an open area.
    Once all of the targets are destroyed race to the extraction point.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
      
          -Ignore the Autobots
      
          -Ignore the Skill Shots
    
          -Megatron is an adequate choice I've always obtained Platinum with him
    
          -Destroying the targets in vehicle form can save some time
    
          -Remember where the 2 roof top tankers are located
    
          -PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 3/10
              The only thing that will slow you down is searching for a fuel tank
              at ground level not realing its on the roof.
    
    
    
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    Cairo Ruins                                                           [DCWK12]
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                                 +++++++++++++++
                                 Desert Massacre
                                 +++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Our enemies have arrived. Confront and destroy all Autobots -- including    |
    |Bumblebee and Jetfire.                                                      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 4:00      |Gold 6:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 10:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First  4:24.05           |Oldschool's Best: 2:31.98 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy all Autobots in the area                                      |
    |      Destroy Bumblebee and Jetfire                                         |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 5 enemies while in air                                        |
    |       Defeat 5 enemies with Headshots                                      |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Twenty Autobots will attack in the area around the ruins. Defeating the twenty
    is not that bad. Just stay out of the open area in the center of the ruins 
    where Megatron can be hit from multiple sides. Remember his special is an
    instant kill against the lesser known Autobots. Once the twenty are defeated,
    Bumblbee and Jetfire appear. Attack Bumblebee initially then focus on Jetfire.
    It seems that initially attacking Bumblebee forces him to retreat and can 
    separte the two Autobots making allowing for a fairer battle. The faster you 
    take out Jetfire the easier the battle becomes. By this time you should have 
    an Overdrive available (hopefully you didn't have to use it against the 
    twenty), use it to attack Jetfire. Also when Jetfire enters hover mode he is 
    in great position to use the Megatron's Special Attack. With Jetfire defeated 
    seek out Bumblebee and alternate between Megatron's two fire modes. Bumblebee 
    will move around a little too much for the special to be real effective. If 
    you can target Bumblebee and use it the Fusion Arm Cannon is an asset. If you 
    frequently miss though, the primary and secondary weapons are better choices. 
    Finally, if Megatron is taking too much damage there is no shame in a 
    temporary retreat (just ask Starscream) to heal. 
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
        
         -Megatron
        
         -Destroy the initial Autobots as quick as possible
    
         -When the flying Autobots land they are sitting ducks for Megatron's Fusion
            cannon, as are the large flame throwing Autobots
    
         -Megatron's special builds Overdrive quickly the more kills with it the 
          more Overdrive you may be able to use
     
         -During the boss fight attack Bumblebee at first and he will likely run 
          after taking some damage (one time he got stuck running into the ruins 
          and took more damage than normal). After he runs Jetfire will attack from
          above unleash an Overdrive and take him out fast. Now just go find a 
          weakened Bumblebee and finish the job
    
         -Practically everytime I've played this mission the two on one doesn't work
          out that way they will usually split
    
         -Skill Shots
             -Turn around at the beginning (can't miss it)
             -At entrance to ruins
             -Inside ruins opposite the entrance
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 5/10
              -This Platinum is much more difficult if Jetfire and Bumblebee do not
               split. There combination of attacks (ground and air) can be too much
               for any Decepticon.
    
    
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    Cairo City                                                            [DCWK13]
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                                +++++++++++++++++
                                The Guns of Cairo
                                +++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |Engage all Autobots and humans who guard the Axiom gun. When you are within |
    |range, destroy the gun itself.                                              |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 3:00      |Gold 5:00        |Silver 8:00        |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 3:05.44           |Oldschool's Best: 0:10.12 (Starscream)|
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Destroy the Axiom Gun                                                 |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Use Special Ability 10 times                                         |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies with Primary Weapon                                |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    Long Haul is the only Decepticon unlocked for this mission. Move to the red 
    marker indicating the Axiom Gun's position. There is a blue force field that
    protects it while it reloads between firing. Attack it every time the shield
    is down. Use Long Haul's Grenades as the primary attack because the when the
    shield reforms it sends a shockwave that will damage all nearby Decepticons.
    Heal regularly because of the incoming Autobot attackers. While the shield is
    active it doesn't hurt to take out some Autobot scum but be sure to watch for
    an opportunity to attack the primary objective, the gun.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
         
         -Starscream
     
         -For the quickest times hit all the Skill shots before the Axiom first 
          fires then use Null Reactor an unleash all Starscreams fury
            
         -Skill Shots
            -One is at the top of the domed building on the flight to the Axiom gun
            -The other four are highly visible on the nearby buildings
     
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 1/10
              -This is a ridiculously easy Platinum time. If it hasn't changed the
               leaderboard top time is just over 2 seconds. If someone can beat the
               level in two seconds there shouldn't be a problem doing so in 180
               seconds.
    
    
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    Cairo Pyramids                                                         [DCWK14]
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                                +++++++++++++++++++++
                                Revenge of the Fallen
                                +++++++++++++++++++++
    
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    |The Fallen has betrayed Megatron. Fight and destroy the Fallen with your    |
    |heavy metal thunder.                                                        |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Platinum 5:00      |Gold 8:00        |Silver 10:00       |Bronze 12:00      |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oldschool's First: 4:55.10           |Oldschool's Best: 4:00.80 (Megatron)  |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Main: Defeat the Fallen                                                     |
    |                                                                            |
    |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bonus: Defeat 10 enemies with Advanced Ground Pound                         |
    |       Defeat 10 enemies with Headshots                                     |
    O----------------------------------------------------------------------------O
    
    The Fallen takes a position at the top of the pyramid. Fly up opposite him
    and fire. Using Megatron's Arm Canon when the Fallen is on the top of the 
    pyramid is a good idea. Once the Fallen has received enough damage he leaves
    his position on the pyramid and will teleport around Megatron attacking. Using
    the radar locate him and fire away. When he returns to the pyramid, the Fallen
    calls in for some back up. Remain hovering and defeat the enemies below. Once
    they are gone the Fallen reappears. Repeat the cycle of attacking the Fallen
    on the pyramid then in air and defeating the minions below until victory is
    a obtained.
    
    
    Going for Platinum
    ------------------
    
         -Megatron
    
         -Hit the Fallen with the Fusion Cannon when he is a top the pyramid
    
         -Skills Shots (described while standing at the start looking at the Fallen)
             -There are three doorways located on the map: To the right, left, and
              behind the pyramid the Fallen stands on
             -Behind the pyramid near the base
             -To the left of the pyramid on the back of a broken wall
    
         PLATINUM DIFFICULTY 4/10
              -The Fallen is not so tough when faced with Megatron's Fusion Cannon.
               Defeating him within the alotted time is possible even without the
               use of the Skill Shots.
    
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                               U N L O C K A B L E S                       [UNLK]
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    Use Your Energon
         -Consume 100000 energon units to unlock the G1 episode S.O.S. Dinobots
    
    Collect Skill Shots
         -Find and shoot 50 Skill Shots to unlock the G1 episode Fire on the 
          Mountain
    
    Bumblebee Charge
         -Destroy 5 stunned enemies with a charged melee attack by using 
          Bumblebee's special ability and charged melee attack to unlock the G1 
          episode War on the Dinobots
    
    Optimus Prime Advanced 
         -Eliminate 3 Decepticons using an Advanced Melee Attack while playing as
          Optimus Prime to unlock all Locked Autobots in Shanghai
    
    Bumblebee Advanced
         -Defeat 10 Decepticons with an Advanced Melee Attack while playing as
          Bumblebee to unlock all locked Autobots in the West Coast.
    
    Ratchet Rescue
         -Heal yourself or fellow Autobots for a total of 2500 hit points using
          Ratchet's special ability to unlock all Locked Autobots in the East 
          Coast
    
    Powered-Up Optimus Prime Fly
         -Fly for 3.5 kilometers with Powered-Up Opimus Prime to unlock all 
          Locked Autobots in Cairo
    
    Ironhide Turret
         -Score 10 kill using Ironhide's turret special ability to unlock G1 
          colors Ironhide in single player
    
    Bumblebee Turbo
         -Use Bumblebee's turbo boost 100 times while in vehicle mode to unlock
          G1 Colors Ironhide in multiplayer
    
    Optimus Prime Shield
         -Using Optimus Prime's special ability, absorb 750 points of damage to
          unlock a slide show of environmental concept art
    
    Otimus Prime Charged Shot
         -Eliminate 25 Decepticons with a fully charged shot from Optimus Prime's
          secondary weapon to unlock a slideshow of Omnibot concept art
    
    Powered Up Optimus Shockwave
         -Eliminate 5 enemies with a fully charged shot while using Powered Up
          Optimus Prime's secondary weapon to unlock a slideshow of Aerialbot
          concept art
    
    Ironhide Overload
        -Score 25 overload takedowns playing as Ironhide to unlock a slideshow
         of Autobot propaganda posters
    
    Bumblebee Drive
         -Drive 15 kilometers with Bumblebee while in vehicle mode to unlock a 
          slideshow of Protectobot concept arta
    
    Ironhide 100
         -Take down 100 Decepticons using Ironhide's ranged weapons to unlock a 
          slideshow of environment concept art
    
    Breakaway Headshots
         -Score 10 headshot special kills while Hovering, using Breakaway to 
          unlock this slideshow of game objects concept art
    
    Breakaway Overheat
         -Overheat 10 enemies by using Breakaway's special ability to unlock this
          slideshow of Seekers concept art
    
    Optimus Prime Advanced Jumps
         -While playing as Optimus Prime, use your Advanced Jump 50 times to 
          unlock the campaign intro movie
    
    Shanghai
         -Successfully complete the 1st Shanghai mission to unlock the Shanghai
          zone movie
    
    West Coast
         -Successfully complete the 1st West Coast Mission to unlock the West
          Coast Zone movie
    
    Deep-6
         -Successfully complete Deep-6 to unlock the Deep-6 zone movie
    
    East Coast
         -Successfully complete the 1st East Coast mission to unlock the East
          Coast zone movie
    
    Cairo
         -Successfully complete the 1st Cairo mission to unlock the Cairo Zone
          movie
    
    The Fallen
         -Successfully defeat the Fallen to unlock the Autobot campaign outro
          movie
    
    
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                                  DECEPTICONS                             [DCLK]
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    Energon 100k
         -Use 100k in energon on team upgrades to ulnock the G1 episode the
          Ultimate Doom Part 1
    
    Skill Shots
         -Find and destroy 50 Skill Shots to unlock the G1 Episode the Ultimate
          Doom Part II
    
    Megatron (Flight) Hover
         -Destroy 2 enemies at once, while hovering, with Megatron (Flight)'s 
          special ability to unlcok the G1 episode the Ultimate Doom Part III.
    
    Sideways Headshots
         -Score 10 headshots using Sideways' primary weapon to unlock all Locked
          Decepticons in Shanghai missions.
    
    Starscream Vehicle Strikes
         -Score 5 vehicle strike special kills using Starscream to unlock all 
          locked Decepticons in West Coast missions
    
    Megatron Scare
         -Scare 100 pedestrians using Megatron to unlock all Locked Decepticons in
          Deep-6 missions
    
    Megatron Charged Shot
         -Eliminate 10 Autobots with a fully charged shot from Megatron's 
          secondary weapon to unlock all Locked Decepticons in East Coast missions
    
    Megatron (Flight) Fly
         -Fly 3.5 kilometers in vehicle form using Megatron (Flight) to unlock all
          Locked Decepticons in Cairo missions
    
    Long Haul Heal
         -Heal 2500 hit points uisng Long Haul's repair special ability to unlock
          G1 colors Starscream in multiplayer
    
    Sideways Mines
         -Slow 5 Autobots by using Sideways' Slow Mine special ability to unlock
          G1 colors Starscream in single player
    
    Long Haul Grenades
         -Eliminate 20 Autobots with a fully charged grenade shot using Long Haul
          to unlock Long Haul (Yellow) in single player and multiplayer
    
    Megatron Special 
         -Elimiante 2 Autobots at once using Megatron's special ability to unlock
          this slideshow of character interaction concepts
    
    Starscream Slow
         -Slow 15 Autobots by using Starscream's slow special ability to unlock
          this slideshow of high resolution character renders
    
    Sideways Ranged
         -Eliminate 50 Autobots using Sideways' ranged weapons to unlock this 
          slideshow of Decepticon propaganda posters
    
    Grindor Fly
         -Fly 7.5 kilometers in vehicle mode using Grindor to unlock this 
          slideshow of character action concepts
    
    Grindor Turret
         -Eliminate 10 Autobots by using Grindor's Turret special ability to 
          unlock this slideshow of Combaticon concept art
    
    Long Haul Flamethrower
         -Eliminate 20 Autobots using Long Haul's Flamethrower to unlock this 
          slideshow of environment concept art
    
    Sideways Surface to Air
         -Score 5 surface to air special kills with Sideways to unlock this
          Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen teaser video
    
    Shanghai
         -Successfully complete the 1st Shanghai mission to unlock the Shanghai
          zone movie
    
    West Coast
         -Successfully complete the 1st West Coast Mission to unlock the West
          Coast Zone movie
    
    Deep-6
         -Successfully complete Deep-6 to unlock playable Megatron on previous
          missions, as well as unlock the Deep-6 zone movie
    
    East Coast
         -Successfully complete the 1st East Coast mission to unlock the East
          Coast zone movie
    
    Cairo
         -Successfully complete the 1st Cairo mission to unlock the Cairo Zone
          movie
    
    The Fallen
         -Successfully defeat the Fallen to unlock the Decepticon campaign outro
          movie
    
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                                 T R O P H I E S                          [TRPH]
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    More Than Meets the Eye
         Earn ALL Trophies (Platinum)
    
    Down to Chinatown
         Medal in all Autobot Shanghai Missions (Bronze)
    
    West Side
         Medal in all Autobot West Coast Missions (Bronze)
    
    Aerialbot Assault
         Medal in all Autobot Deep Six Mission (Bronze)
    
    East Side
         Medal in all Autobot East Coast Missions (Bronze)
    
    The Dagger's Tip
         Medal in all Autobot Cairo Missions (Bronze)
    
    One Shall Stand
         Defeat Megatron - Autobot Campaing (Bronze)
    
    Only a Prime 
         Defeat the Fallen as Optimus (Silver)
    
    Now I've Seen It All 
         Unlock all Autobot Unlockables (Gold)
    
    Power to the People
         Purchase all Autobot Upgrades (Bronze)
    
    Awesome Trophy!
         Eliminate 250 Decepticons - Autobot Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Do the Math
         Acquire 2,000,000 Energon - Autobot Campaign (Bronze)
    
    A True Autobot
         Earn Platinum Medals on ALL Autobot Missions (Gold)
    
    Shanghai'd
         Medal in all Decepticon Shanghai Missions (Bronze)
    
    West Coast for the Win!
         Medal in all Decepticon West Coast Missions (Bronze)
    
    Rise of the Fallen
         Medal in Decepticon Deep Six Mission (Bronze)
    
    Coast to Coast
         Medal in all Decepticon East Coast Missions (Bronze)
    
    Lies
         Medal in all Decepticon Cairo Missions (Bronze)
    
    One Shall Fall
         Defeat Optimus Prime - Decepticon Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Traitor
         Defeat the Fallen as Megatron (Silver)
    
    Now I've Really Seen It All
         Unlock all Decepticon Unlockables (Gold)
    
    Spoils of War
         Purchase all Decepticon Upgrades (Bronze)
    
    Bad Boys
         Eliminate 350 Autobots - Decepticon Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Break the Bank
         Acquire 3,000,000 Energon in Decepticon Campaign (Bronze)
    
    A True Decepticon
         Earn Platinum Medals on ALL Decepticon Missions (Gold)
    
    Platty for the Win!
         Earn a Platinum Medal - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Golden Boy
         Earn a Gold Medal - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Not Gold Enough
         Earn a Silver Medal - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Cast in Bronze 
         Earn a Bronze Medal - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    On the Board
         Make it into the top 100000 on SP Leaderboards - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Good Mojo
         Make it into the top 10000 on SP Leaderboards - Either Campaign (Silver)
    
    Bonecrusher
         Make it into the Top 1000 on SP Leaderboards - Either Campaign (Gold)
    
    And So It Begins...
         Unolock a single unlockable - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Grind On
         Purchase an upgrade - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    Choices...
         Unlock a New Zone - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    You've Got the Touch
         Fill OVERDRIVE Meter - Either Campaign (Bronze)
    
    The Living Dead
         Viral - Kill someone with the Viral Trophy, then taunt them in a Ranked
         or Player Match (Bronze)
    
    Choose a Side
         Win one Ranked/Player Match game as Autobots and one as Decepticons 
         (Bronze)
    
    Hold!
         Win a Control Point round without losing a Control Point in a Ranked/
         Player Matche (Bronze)
    
    Follow the Leader
         While playing One Shall Stand, as the leader, kill the opposing leader
         in a Ranked/Player Match (Bronze)
    
    Life of the Party
         Host one game of each type in a Player Match game (Bronze)
    
    Smells Like Victory
         Win a match as each of the 15 default characters (Silver)
    
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                                L E G A L I T I E S                       [LGLS]
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