Armored Core 2More guides, cheats and FAQS
/ |------| | /| /---- |------| |-------- |------- / | | | / | / | | | | / |______| | / | | | |______| | | /====== | | _/ | | | | |----- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / | | | / | | | | | ____/ | |-------- |_______/ /------ /---- |------| |-------- / / | | | | | | |______| | | | | | |----- | | | | | / | | ______ ____/ | |-------- --------| | | --------- | | |________ |-------- / /--- | / / | / | | |---- /====== | | | | | | | | | | / | | | ___/ By: Jason Best E-mail: CloudStrife#FoxValley.net Replace the # with the @ sign Made 11/21/2000 Version 1.4 Unauthorized use, copying, or distribution of this document is a violation of copyright law. Find the newest version of this FAQ at Gamefaqs.com. ---------- =Contents= ---------- Introduction Version History Build My AC Controls Missions Arena Competitors FAQ Secrets, Codes and Cheats Legal Stuff -------------- =Introduction= -------------- Armored Core 2 is the 4th in the Armored Core Series. There is Armored Core, Armored Core: Project Phantasma, Armored Core: Master Of Arena, and Armored Core 2. There are more parts then ever and better graphics, harder missions, and more cheats! One bad thing, you can't use your old AC's in the new one. They still have the one weapon that has stuck through all of the Armored Cores, The Karasawa! That is, in my opinion, the best weapon in the game. And yes, the Moonlight has also stuck in it. ----------------- =Version History= ----------------- V 1.0-Got all Missions up, most of the Arena done, all Secret Parts done, all Secrets Cheats and Codes done, and the build my AC. V 1.1-Got all of the arena done, added the AC Test in the Garage, made a cool design around the different sections, checked my spelling, put up an cool ACSII intro. V 1.2-Added the Fixed Camera view cheat, the First Person Cheat, and the Return to Default View Cheat, and I also change my AC to the best on I have played with. V 1.3-Deleted the Fixed Camera Cheat, the First Person Cheat, and the Return to Default cheat because they don't work. Added the names of the hidden parts. Added a FAQ because I get so many repeated questions. V1.4-Changed my e-mail address. Be sure not to send e-mail to AOL anymore! ------------- =Build My AC= ------------- Head: ZHD-2000/SV Core: ECL-ONE Arms: EAW-MG-03 Legs: ZLB-3322/OP Boosters: ZBt-Z1/ARTERE FCS: DOX-ALM Generator: Hoy-B999 Radiator: RPS-MER/SA Inside: -- Extensions: BEX-BRM/04 Back Unit L: ZWM-M24/IM Back Unit R: ZWC-LQ/2552 Arm Unit L: -- Arm Unit R: -- Optional Parts: SP-S/SCR - Less shell damage. SP-ENE-SCR - Less energy damage. SP-CIR-K - Increases turning speed. SP-CIR-K - Increased turning speed. SP-CBRK - Increases braking capacity. SP-VIECH- Longer lock on range. With this design I stay in the air throughout the battle. If you ask how I do this, here is your answer: The recharge is quick on the generator so I let go of the X button for about half a second and then start flying again. Do this very frequently and you can stay up there for the whole time of the bout. If the opponent has no counter missile extentions, I use the ZWM-M24/IM combined with the BEX-BRM/04 to deal out major damage. If they have counter missile extentions, then I use the machine guns. I use those until they run out (which doesn't happen often). If they are still alive, I pound them with the ZWC-LQ/2552 until they go down. If they are still alive when I hit them with the ZWC-LQ/2552(which has never happened yet), then I use the Missles as a last resort because the extensions will usually block a lot of them. I have beaten all of the Arena people with that stratagy, and I also have beaten the Phobos mission with the gun arms only (with about 100 shots left to boot). The only AC I have not beaten is Matthias. I have gotten him into the red, but then he just destroys me. Sometimes, if the opponent has missles, I go with any counter missle extension. Anyways, here are few pointers on how to fight. 1.) Circle the opponent: This is accomplished by strafing left or right and moving in the other direction. (In example: Strafe right and turn left). This will let you dodge most of their attacks and also give you a better shot at them. If you are having problems, boost. Use short taps of the X button to go fast for the tank legs and the hover legs. For all others just hold down X. It is also possible to overboost and still circle although it is really hard to aim. 2.) Learn to fly: Fly over the enemy. Hold X to fly and them aim at them. This makes it really hard for the computer to hit you, and gives you the perfect shot. If you strafe left to right, you will dodge most of the really powerful and slow weapons (like a grenade launcher). You will dramstically reduce the AP that is shaven off you by using this tactic. 3.) Get the lead: Don't shoot right away when you lock on, you will almost always miss. Wait for youe FCS to get the lead. You will hit much better and wast a lot less ammo. If you are close to the enemy, you won't have to worry about this. 4.) Learn to aim: I did this by taking an AC with nothing but rockets and go to the test area. This will help you when you use a lock-on weapon. You will be able to keep the lock on for a lot longer then if you wouldn't have trained your aiming abilities. Trust me, this helps a LOT. ---------- =Controls= ---------- D-PAD-Moves you in the direction that you push. CIRCLE BUTTON-Attacks with a laser blade or makes you use the shield. Circle also opens doors and pushes buttons when close. X BUTTON-Makes you jump, except tanks and floating legs. Hold it down to boost up. TRIANGLE BUTTON-Switches the current weapon. You can see which one is activated by watching it move and get ready to fire. SQUARE BUTTON-Fires the current weapon. L1/R1-Makes you strafe right or left. L2/R2-Moves you're lock sight up and down. L3-This is used by pressing down the left analog stick on the analog controller. Switches on or off your extension. R3-This is used by pressing down the right analog stick on the analog controller. Makes you over boost. SELECT-Brings up the map if you have one in your head. START-Pauses the game. Press Select to quit the mission or arena fight. ---------- =Missions= ---------- AC Test in the Garage-Part Requester: You! Pay: Knowing how your AC works Location: In a small dome Enemies: The two flying MTs Objective: Destroy those MTs Just destroy those two flying things. Not very tough. The ZRL-774/WH hidden part: Shoot the center of the ceiling until it blows up. Fly up there and get the radar. If you are having trouble, look at the cheat section for the Unlimited Energy Code. Raven Test Requester: Nerves Concord Adv: 0 Pay: 0 Location: Zio Satellite City Enemies: Rebel Army Objective: Destroy All MT's. This isn't much of a mission. It's the one you do to be registered in the arena as a raven. This mission shouldn't be too difficult. Just stay in that tunnel and blast the MTs. If you're having trouble, try moving side to side with L1 and R1. The last MT is twice as tough, but should still be pretty easy. MT Suppression Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 27000 Location: Bundle MT Factory Enemies: None Objective: Destroy all MT's This one might prove to be a little more difficult. The MTs have shotgun like fire and they always almost hit you with at least one shot. My suggestion is to stay in the hallway as long as you can, shooting the MTs outside. When you have to go out, duck back in after a couple of shots. When you kill all the ones in the hallway, go back the way you came and keep going through 3 doors. You'll be by another hallway, do the same tactics there. When you get finished with those, go right of where you came in to a door with a C above it. Go in there and then you'll be in a room, not a hallway this time. Destroy the MTs in there and you'll be done with that mission. Eliminate Informer Requester: LCC Adv: 0 Pay: 30000 Location: Phalna Crater Enemies: Emeraude Corporation Objective: Destroy the traitor There will be about 5 MTs attacking you. May not sound like much, but they have missiles. All you have to do is find the truck. He is always guarded by 2 MT. It's shouldn't be too hard to find him. If you having trouble, destroy some MTs along the way, that will make your search easier. Also, if you have enough money, buy a missile interceptor as an extension. Defend The Bridge Requester: LCC Adv: 0 Pay: 28000 Location: Bridge Gate Enemies: Zio Matrix Objective: Destroy all corporate forces When you start out, run side to side to avoid their machine gun fire. Shoot all that are in your range. Fly to the second part of the bridge and fire all within your range again. Fly to the last part and watch out because the bridge falls apart in two places on that part. Kill everyone there and you're done. Attack Rektena Installation Requester: Emeraude Adv: 0 Pay: 34000 Location: Hellas Plane Enemies: Zio Matrix Objective: Destroy the power plant and solar collectors Destroy all of the planes from where you stand, but be sure not to let them knock you out of the area. After all those are done, destroy the guns that are on the rocky ledges. After you destroy all of those, then this mission will be easy as pie. If you destroy a little bit of the base then you get 3,200 as a special bonus. The MTs will usually take care of that for ya though. There are 6 solar devices. One you should have seen and destroyed when you first start the mission. Another one is to the left of the starting point. 2 are by the base, and one is to the left of the base behind that rocky ledge. Then the last one would be on the outskirts of the mission area. Now you're done. Remove Disorder Units Requester: LCC Adv: 0 Pay: 46000 Location: Underground High Speed Railway Enemies: Disorder Units Objective: Destroy all enemy units All you have to do is destroy the robots that inhabit that tunnel. I suggest a machine gun for this, because there are a lot of 'em. Run side to side and they'll miss you almost every time. After you kill them all, you're done! Easy! Capture Cargo Requester: Emeraude Adv: 0 Pay: 42000 Location: T-20 Highway Enemies: Zio Matrix Objective: Destroy the transport and capture the cargo Take a high damage, solid ammo weapon for this one. When you start the mission hit over boost and follow the vehicle, pelting whatever you're gun locks onto. After the cutscene, run side to side to avoid the lasers this thing has. Pelt it with your high damage weapon and it should go down before you. Defuse Explosives Adv: 0 Pay: 43000 Location: Howard Sea Base Enemies: Unknown Objective: Defuse all explosives First off, look to your right, see that hump with the bomb on it? Grab it. There are 3 more Humps like that. One to the NW, one to the NE, and one on the high level in the NE. And then, in the middle of the base, there is a tower. There is a bomb on there. Then you're done! Defend Arden River Lab Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 40000 Location: Arden River Enemies: Zio Matrix Objective: Destroy the forces before they cross our lines of defenses For this mission take a head with an area & place name memory. You'll also want to take a radar. Look at the map and find point B and boost over there. Destroy everything that is there, the planes and the little robots. Then wait for something to appear on your radar. When it does, blow it up. There are 3 of those little ships that you saw in the mission information to kill. If one of them gets by quickly boost up to point A and kill it. If it gets past point A, it's all over. This is one of the hardest missions for me. Spaceport Escort Requester: LCC Adv: 0 Pay: 48000 Location: Vilhul Spaceport Enemies: Unknown Objective: Protect the lift pad. At the start of the mission you'll get a cutscene and then some planes will attack. Destroy all of 'em, but theirs a lot of them. After about 3 a big bomber will come in and attack the place. Guard those raised platforms. If both of those raised platforms blow up, your mission is over. Try standing on them, that will redirect most of the damage to you. If you are running low on ammo, then go to those little robots on the sides of the mission area and hit O. They will reload you. Assist Melea Base Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 38000 Location: Malea Base Enemies: Disorder Units Objective: Destroy all units. More of those disorder units. These Disorder Units are tougher than before. Take a high ammo machine gun and a moderatly armored AC and just destroy all of 'em. Escort Train-Part Requester: Balena Adv: 0 Pay: 45000 Location: Schiaparelli Railroad Terminal Enemies: Emeraude Objective: Protect the train and it's cargo. First, attack the planes that will come in. After you kill all of those, an AC will come and attack both you and the train. Kill him before he kills you or the train. The BEX-BB210 hidden part: In the second to last car there is a part. Destroy the car and get it. This will make you lose the mission though. Guard Secret Information-Part Requester: Emeraude Adv: 36000 Pay: 0 Location: Talent Underground Factory Enemies: LCC Objective: Rendezvous with Emeraude AC There are robots with shotgun-like fire. Destroy all that you can even though your communication says not to. This will make it a lot easier. When you reach a room with 2 doors take the one in front of you. Go through and when you get to an elevator, go down it. Go to the room on the left when you get down. A cutscene will occur and you'll finish the mission. The DOX-ALM hidden part: You will want to take the head with the highest hacking rating (5). When youget to the room with the 2 doors, take the one on the left. You will see some containers, blow them up. When all of em are gone, you can see a grate. Blow that up and fall down. The part is down there. Ground Based Attack-Part Requester: Emeraude Adv: 6000 Pay: 42000 Location: Terrana Mountains Great Bridge Enemies: LCC forces Objective: Destroy all units All you have to do is destroy all opposing forces. They will come right in front of you, all you have to do is attack. If you're having trouble, try strafing. The EHD-GN-92 hidden part: Boost all the way down to the end of the bridge. Stop before the last support brace. Fly under the bridge and go in that little pocket. Grab that. Save Water-Generation Plant Requester: LCC Adv: 0 Pay: 52000 Location: Pax Water Generator Enemies: Unknown Objective: Destroy plants main control device You will find four strong MTs when you begin. Destroy all of them and then go into the crevasse on the right. Go to the left, fall down the shaft and look out. The panels in the floor fall down to reveal lave. Go to the left and activate the emergency cooling system. Exit to find 2 more strong MTs. Kill them and go forward. Activate the cooling again and exit. 2 more MTs await your presence. Kill them and go right. Kill the 2nd to last of the strong MTs. Go forward and you will find 2 disorder units. Kill them and go forward again. The last MT is siting there just waiting to be killed, so do it! When you're done with him go right and you will find the end, and also a disorder unit. Kill him, which might be a challenge, and then destroy the little ball thing. That's the end of the mission. If you destroy any of the cooling systems, you will get downed 1,000c. Assault Underwater Base Requester: Emeraude Adv: 0 Pay: 57000 location: Leeble Underwater Base Enemies: LCC This is one of those missions where you destroy whatever you want. The more you destroy, the more money you get. All you have to do for this mission is go through all of the doors and destroy everything you see. When you get to a room with huge things hanging from the ceiling, blow all those up, even though your AC is getting drained of its AP. When you are finished blowing everything up, you will get a message saying to return and a cutscene. Then, go back to the beginning and you will see a AC waiting for you. Destroy it fast, because your AC probably took a beating. Then the mission is finished. You get money for everything you destroyed. Rescue Research Team-Part Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 46000 Location: Alca Special Environment Zone Enemies: Disorder Units Objective: Rescue research team and recover pod Gall down the shaft and skip the disorder units. Go NE and ride the cool elevator to a cool looking door. Open that and then open the door second on the left. The mission is done. Easy, huh. You can finsh this mission without even firing a single shot. The LS-MOONLIGHT hidden part: When you get to the elevator, look on the floor. Wait until you see a different colored panel from the rest. Blow that up and the Moonlight wait there for you. Arden River Invasion Requester: Emeraude Adv: 0 Pay: 0 Location: Arden River Enemies: Helicopters, MTs Objective: Attack defending Forces All you have to do is destroy everything you can. You get a bonus for each thing you kill and that's how you get your money. If you get a message saying that you should abort, don't. Kill some more stuff and then you will get a cutscene and the mission will be done. I earned 105,000c this way. That's a lot of money for that mission. Infiltrate Radar Base-Part Requester: Belena Adv: 0 Pay: 48000 Location: Zamda Military Base Enemies: Emeraude Forces Objective: Destroy the radar array When you start off go NW then follow the path around. Go right again then go NW, right and follow it around. Open the door that you'll come up on soon and go forward. Open the door. There will be lasers on the ceiling. Blow those up by strafing right, shoot, then strafe left to avoid unnecessary damage. Go through the door at the end of the hallway and OB to the next hallway. More lasers there, take care of 'em. Go through 2 doors to find more lasers. You know what to do. Go forward and into the elevator. You will get re-supplied. Kill everything out there and then destroy all of the radars and then you're done. The ZBT-GEX/3000 hidden part: On the far right you will see 6 storage containers. Blow up the openings to find the piece. Destroy Radar Base-Part Requester: LCC Adv: 0 Pay: 54000 Location: Zamda Military Base Enemies: MTs Objective: Destroy main computer Kill all the enemies you find outside. Then you will get re-supplied and be on your way inside the complex. There will be 3 MTs waiting for you. Kill them and then go up then right. More of the same. In the next room there are strongerMTs and laser on the ceiling. Kill all in there or just skip and go right. Then you'll come to an elevator. Going down? There will be more lasers and a MT when you get down there. Open the door at the end and be prepared for a fight against a fellow Raven. Then just destroy the things on top of the ball. The EWM-S612 hidden part: When you begin, you will see the same storage containers as you did in the last mission. Get the part in the same storage container, sweet! Stop the Surface Weapon-Part Requester: Belena Adv: 0 Pay: 74000 Location: Barreld Desert Enemies: SRBIA Objective: Disable the SRBIA Hard Mission. You have to kill all of the weapons that thing has before it reaches a radar base. My suggestion is take the grenade rifle and use that against him. It blows stuff up in one to two hits, but not a lot of ammo. The KARASAWA-MK II hidden part: If you go to the outskirts of the mission area you will see an item laying there. Go straight ahead and over the tanks. Pick it up. The best weapon, in my opinion, in the entire game. Guard HQ Rooftop Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 54000 Location: Zio Matrix's Mars HQ Enemies: Unknown Objective: Destroy all enemy forces Fly up that huge thing and land on the top. Blow up any and all plans you see. After you destroy 2 fleets, 2 MTs will attack you. Fall down to the bottom and attack them, that simple. Attack Research Team Requester: Strung Adv: 65000 Pay: 0 Location: Falna Crater Enemies: Unknown Objective: Destroy all enemy forces In this mission Strung will accompany you. Destroy Holy Mother as quickly as possible because when you do, Strung will attack you. That's right, he has turned on you. Kill him fast because you will most likely have had a lot of damage from Holy Mother. Destroy Containers-Part Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 57000 Pay: 0 Location: Arsia Mountains Enemies: Unknown Objective: Destroy all containers There will be boxes lying around that you have to destroy. After about 3 minutes of searching for the boxes, a fleet of MTs and planes will attack you. Kill them all, and then some Frightners will attack. Kill those as quickly as possible. When you're done with them, continue to search for the containers. The SP-BLS hidden part: In one of the crevasses there is a hole blocked by ruble. Destroy the ruble and there will be a part just waiting there to become part of your arsenal. Recover Stolen Files Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 64000 Location: AC Laboratory Enemies: MTs Objective: Plant Bomb and Escape There are two routes. Take the one on the right of where you start. If you take the other one, you'll get spotted, regardless of what you do. Enter and take the elevator down. Go in the door behind you and destroy the two MTs. Look up after you have done that and you will find two bustable panels, destroy the one furthest away from where you entered. You will fall down a hole when you are out of the tunnel. Go opposite of where the lasers are and enter the door. Kill the two MTs that are in the door. Go forward again and then kill two more. Then jump up where the red button is and press O. If you do it right you should get a cutscene. You have 5:00 to leave. That is plenty of time. Kill those two ACs and you're home free. Escort Submarine Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 0 Pay: 70000 Location: Starlight Ocean Route Enemies: Unknown Objective: Escort Submarine This mission is HARD!! First you have to protect the sub from a battle ship AND flying airplanes, and if you survive that then you have to fight an enemy battle cruiser. All while trying not to land in the water or letting the submarine blow up. Ok, a little hint. Shoot as many planes as you can before the battle ship comes. Then fly over and land somewhere on it. Destroy all of the weapons it has on it fast. Then fly back over and protect the submarine again. When the battle cruiser comes, fly over to that and destroy all opposing forces there. Then destroy some more planes and then the mission is done. If you survive all of that, give yourself a pat on the back, all that money and start saying hallelujah! You have beaten, by far, the hardest mission. I think it is harder that Phobos. Investigate Murakumo Dome Requester: Zio Matrix Adv: 72000 Pay: 0 Location: Murakumo Dome Enemies: Unknown Objective: Investigate Murakumo Dome Kind of hard. You will have to defeat two ACs. This may prove a little difficult. They have missiles, so get missile protection if needed. This is a huge place, with many buildings to hide behind. Just take a high damage weapon and let 'er rip. Underground Railway-Part Requester: Zio Matrix Earth Adv: 0 Pay: 74000 Location: Underground Railway Enemies: Unknown Objective: Destroy all enemy forces Take a high damage weapon. First, there will be a little bit of those blasted disorder units. Just skip 'em by flying over them. Then you will come to a hole which has been blasted with something. Go down there and a long hallway will be there with some disorder units. Skip or kill them and then when you get to a dead end, look below to find a blastable panel. Blow it up and fall down, go through 2 doors and a HUGE disorder unit will be there waiting for you. Blast it with that high damage weapon while strafing left and right to avoid most of its fire. The ZES-99/MIRROR hidden part: When you get to the blastable panel on the floor, look up, a part will be waiting inside that blastable panel. Abort Missile Launch Requester: Zio Matrix Earth Adv: 0 Pay: 98000 Location: Quire Missile Station Enemies: Unknown Objective: Stop the Missile Launch In the beginning, go through a series of doors, and then blow up the grating at the end. Fall down being a close to the wall as possible to dodge the mine planted there. Blow up another grating and you'll fight Infinity. You can skip him, but I'd kill him. He gives you an added bonus of 6,000c. After you do that, go through the blastable panel opposite of where you came in. Fly over the mine and then make your way through the twists. When you come to a fall, stay as close to the wall as possible again. Then follow till you fall down. Blow the grating and fight Red Fury. 6,000c for her as well. Now, look at the one door. Turn around and see those really big doors with the panels next to them. Those are the launch devices. Blow up 1, 3, and 5 starting from the left and the mission is done. It took me a while to figure this out, but it happened finally. VIP Escort Requester: LCC Adv: 76000 Pay: 0 Location: Vilhul Spaceport Enemies: Unknown Objective: Guard the Spaceport In this one you are told that you will be paid to sit there and look pretty. Not the case. The special forces will revolt and it's your job to stop them. These things are fast and have that rapid machine gun. Take a tough AC armed with some powerful weaponry. That will take them down quickly. Destroy them all and a cutscene will take place, telling you the mission is over. Zio City Suppression-Part Requester: Earth Government Adv: 0 Pay: 78000 Location: Zio City Enemies: Special Forces Objective: Destroy all enemy forces Here you have to destroy to laser firing special forces people. Kind of hard. Again, take a high damage and a high AP and energy defense person for this. They will be very fast since they both have floating legs. They will be in the air a lot, which for me, makes it a LOT tougher. Just kill them and the mission is over. The ZWX-FO4/ORBIT hidden part: In a maze of green buildings, not the one to your left or right but northeast, is the Orbit Canon. This may be hard to find since you have two guys pelting you on the back while you are searching for the part. Take a shield if you're having trouble. Underground Lab Requester: Earth Government Adv: 0 Pay: 75000 Location: Old Laboratory Enemies: Special Forces Objective: Eliminate Special Forces Some disorder units await you. Kill them or skip. Some Mts are in the next hallway. Do the same to those. More disorder units there. you know what to do. Then some laser canon firing robots will attack you. Kill them and then go through 2 huge doors. I suggest you overboost past all of the enemies. Follow the path around and then kill the disorder unit and you are done. Spacestation Assault Requester: Earth Government Adv: 0 Pay: 76000 Location: Hammerhead Space Station Enemies: Special Forces Objective: Destroy all enemy forces Take a powerful weapon for this one. Destroy or skip everything that awaits you. Go through the door by destroying the thing on the right. Go through some more doors and meet more MTs. Skip those and fly around the huge generator and through the door on the opposite side. An AC and lasers are ready there. I suggest you destroy those. Go right after you have done that and a huge disorder units is there. Kill it with that powerful weapon, and then a cutscene will take place. Turn around and go through the door you came from. Go right then and you will be finished with the mission. Easy. Eliminate Leos Klein-Part Requester: Earth Government Adv: 86000 Pay: 0 Location: Raptures Core Enemies: AC Objective: Destroy enemy AC Take a machine gun and a really powerful weapon for this. When you start out follow the path till you find a elevator. Go down and follow another path. You will find lots of mines. Destroy them with one hit from your machine gun. Follow the path that the mines lead to and you'll find Leos Klein waiting for you. He is pretty powerful, but your really powerful weapon should do the job. Make sure though, not to damage the red towers. If you do, then you will get downed some bucks. I have never had the whole Rapture thing blow up on me, so... The HOY-BV2500 hidden part: You will need the highest hacking rating for a head (5). When you get to a hallway with the mines and two doors, take the one on your left. There will be a generator waiting right there for ya. Infiltrate STAI Battleship Requester: Earth Government Adv: 0 Pay: 100000 Location: Vezel Desert Enemies: Unknown Objective: Stop the SRBIA At first you have to protect yourself from attacks until they get the door open. Once they do, find the door and you will get reloaded. Go through the door and your friend will die. Turn right and kill the disorder units. Follow the path until you get to what looks like a dead end. Turn right and you will find a door. Go through it. Destroy the flying MTs and go right. Over Boost past all of the enemies, and then go straight through the door and Boyle will attack you. Kill him and go through the door. Klien will attack you. He is pretty difficult. Blow him up and that's the end!! Phobos Requester: Earth Government Adv: 120000 Pay: 0 Location: Phobos Enemies: Unknown Objective: Eliminate Klien Take the heaviest armored AC you can afford for this one, cause it's HARD!! I suggest the large-6800 damage-missiles or the middle missile that fires 4 missiles and the extension that fires four missiles. When you begin, there will be a long hallway. When you get to the end, there will be some lasers on the ceiling. There will also be that disorder unit that you had to beat in the Capture Cargo stage. When you kill all those, don't use your powerful stuff, destroy those things that make the shield. They look like little towers. Then go in the center and go down the cool elevator. When you get down, there will be some more of those lasers. I suggest skipping them. Fall down the hole in the center and skip what's down there and go in the door. Then comes the hard part. There will be a huge disorder unit waiting for you. Lock onto it with that powerful thing I told you to bring and then open the door, fire, then retreat. If you did it right, you should've only gotten hit with a little bit of machine gun fire. Keep on doing that until he dies, then open and overboost to the other end. Open the door at the end and go down the long hallway. You'll be reloaded with ammo and you'll get a cutscene, and then you should go forward. Klein will be waiting there for you. Shoot him with that powerful thing until he goes down. You will get another cutscene, and get reloaded. He will still be alive, shoot him with that powerful thing some more and he will go down. Congratulations, you have killed Klein, but don't celebrate yet. You now have to go behind him and open that door, go down the cool hallway and then destroy the huge control system. Now, celebrate, cause you beat the game! _NOTE_: If you can't lock on to Klien or anything else, take the ZHD-2000/SV head. You will be able to lock on then. ------------------- =Arena Competitors= ------------------- Pilot Name-AC Name Ares-Providence Prisoner No. B-74715-Apocolypse Lion Heart-Black Knight D. Sebastian-Crescendo The Animal-Death Penalty Isotope-Dues Ex Machina Rose-Queen of Hearts Dreadnought-MK-9999 Merciless-Black Scythe Strung-Judas No. 1111-Count One Brazen-Azure Sky No. 5 Stoic-Anesthetic Ken Hayabusa-Model D Suave-Pussy Cat Everfighter-Holy Mother Higher Force-Bipolar Helzehen-Scholar Bulk-Mass Helios-Red Fury SAMSARA-The Bully Super Sonic-Laser Blade Divine Bloom-Sweet Eden Blood Striker-Bullet Dragon Grenstone-Billboard Cruel Justice-Catastrophe Dr. Simon-Element125 Cerberus-Longitude Hades-Latitude Chimera-Tribunal Amnesia-Mnemonic Time Keeper-Infinity Castor-Universal Star Malpractice-Ambulance Funnel-Earth Rize Death Merchant-Demo Pollux-Cosmic Star Prophet-Punishment The Engineer-Full Metal Psychedelic-Rainbow Grudge-Revenge Werehound-PK Venom-Strike Phaethon-Horizon Tomboy-Wishingwell Splurge-Squanderer Living Dead-Debtor Hustler Two-Eight Ball Light Seeker-Breakthrough Chris Miura-Vex Co-op-Millionaire Lost Lamb-Stray Sheep Scarlet-Wild Honey The Veteran-New Dawn Falcon VIII-MK VIII Riot-Gallows Bird Matthias-Funeral Mask If you cant beat any of these people, Nathan Manzella has a good FAQ on Arena Battles. Go to GameFaqs.com and go to the AC2 section. You will see the FAQ there. ----- =FAQ= ----- Here are some of my Frequently Asked Questions. Please look at this before e-mailing me. Q. Where do I find (insert part here)? A. By the mission name in the walkthrough, I will have, if a part is in that mission, a "-part" by the name. Then scroll down to the end of the mission and I will name the part. If that's not the one keep looking. Q. Where do I get the legs Prisoner has? A. Complete all of the missions for Zio Matrix. You should then get an e-mail saying they have added a new part to their line-up at the shop. Go and buy it then. Q. I have only completed (insert %) of the game, but I have finished it all and gotten all the hidden parts. A. Look under Secrets, Codes, and Cheats and look for Easy 100% Walkthrough. That will tell you where you went wrong. ---------------------------- =Secrets, Codes, and Cheats= ---------------------------- Infinite Energy: This one is real handy if you're using an energy weapon that uses a lot of energy and you want to boost. Press L2, R2, R3 together at the same time without pausing. If you did it right, a system error message will come up that says "Limiter Release". You will get infinite energy for about a minute, then the downside. After that minute you will get an error message saying "OB Down" OB is Over Boost. That means that you can't use your over boost, your regular boosters and any energy weapons. Still, if you're real good, you can destroy your opponent in that time. I did this trick on my brother. In the Orbital Ring Vs. Stage, I fell off the end. He and I knew I wouldn't make it back up there, so I did that trick while falling and flew back up and killed him. Plus Enhancements: If you fall below -50,000c then you will get a cutscene. After that you will have to start all over. The good thing about that is that you get a radar. A radar built in. If you fall below again and again here is what you'll get: 1st time- Radar-260 click 2nd time- Laser Blade wave (press O to use the blade, then quickly press X) 3rd time- Head Reduction-hits take away half as much heat. 4th time- Fire Strong Back Weapons While Standing or Moving 5th time- Half Energy Use For Boosters and Energy Weapons 8th time- Double Cooling Power. Overweight AC: If you beat the game (complete the Phobos mission), then you will be able to use an overweight AC. It will still say overweight, but you'll be able to battle with it. You can also have your arms overweight and still play. Arena Emblem: When you beat an arena competitor, go back into the screen where you see the AC. Then hit Start and Select at the same. If you do it right you will hear a sound, if you didn't keep hitting Start and Select till you hear that sound. Go to your garage and choose edit emblem, then you will see the emblem of the person you selected. Cool! 3 sword projectiles: First get the 2nd Human Plus and then take the second laserblade. When you use the laser blade wave, you will fire 3 instead of 1. Thanks to Yomega9@aol.com Easy 100% Walkthrough: 1) Fight in the Arena up to rank 2, making sure not to kill Ares. 2) DO NOT get the part in the Protect the Train mission until you finish the Phobos mission. 3) Whenever an AC is killed in mission mode, make sure you've beaten him/her in the Arena first. 4) Whenever an AC is killed by you or anyone else in mission mode, check the Arena bottom to fight the newcomer(s). 5) Get all the hidden parts (except the one in the train mission) the corporate "gifts" from beating several missions, and the rewards from beating people in the Arena before fighting Ares. 6) On the mission where you must destroy the missile silos, kill both Infinity and Red Fury. 7) After beating Ares, do the Phobos mission again (making sure you have 98% before you do.) 8) Get the hidden part on the train mission after beating Phobos for the second time. Thanks to cathalonia@juno for this 100% achievment walkthrough. ------------- =Legal Stuff= ------------- This is all done by Jason Best. None of it was takin from anywhere. A lot of people have permission to use this FAQ. If they did not get a written form, then they are stealing this FAQ. If you would like to put it somewhere else, please e-mail me. This is Copyrighted by Jason Best. Armored Core 2 Copyright of Agetech. --------- =THE END= --------- Extra special thanks to Revolution reader Jason Best!