1 ... Your Apartment

Problem:
What do I do with my Vid-Phone?

Hint:
Check all of your  messages on the Vid-Phone. This will allow  you to travel to
many of the areas in the game.  The first message is from Mayor Vincenzi. After
playing back that  message, a picture will scroll off  of the printer. You will
need this picture later, so be sure to take it.


Problem:
What should I pick up in my apartment?

Hint:
Get  your clothes,  trenchcoat, bullet  magazine, and  gun, which  is under the
pillow, and wire tester from the bedroom.  From the bathroom, you will need the
NaPent and first aid kit.


Problem:
I'm locked out how can I get in?

Hint:
If you leave your keycard in the  Vid-Phone, then leave the apartment, you will
be locked out. There  is, however, a way to get in. You  can short out the door
keypad by opening the steam pipe valve above the door.


Problem:
How do I get the keys for the cupboard?

Hint:
Make up with Karyn in order to get the  keys. Go see Karyn at city hall as soon
as you leave your apartment. She will give you the keys.


Problem:
How can I avoid being arrested when I leave my apartment.

Hint:
You will be arrested for indecent  exposure if you leave your apartment without
any clothes on.  You will need to put  your clothes and trenchcoat on  to avoid
this.


2 ... City Hall

Problem:
Karyn just yells at me! What should I do?

Hint:
Show  Karyn that  you are  sorry for  standing her  up last  night. You  should
purchase a dozen roses  from the flower vendor in front of  city hall. Use your
ID card to pay for the roses. Apologize  to Karyn, and give her the roses. When
she offers to  make a date for tonight,  take her up on it!  Later in the game,
you must make  a decision to go and meet  her at 7:30, or stand her  up. If you
stand her up, the game is over. If you  have tried to pick up on any other girl
or prostitute earlier in the game, you will be unable to continue. Karyn's help
is crucial to completion of the game.


Problem:
How do I deal with Jenni?

Hint:
Reject all of  Jenni's advances toward you. If you  don't you could lose Karyn,
your key source of information. Jenni will let  you in to see the mayor only if
you have the MTZ tape and yell at her.


Problem:
How do I get in to see the Mayor?

Hint:
Yell at Jenni.  Tell her that it is  very important that you get  in to see the
mayor. You can only do this after you have obtained the MTZ tape from Karyn.


Problem:
What should I say to the Mayor?

Hint:
Threaten him, but not to the point  of anger. Try the following sequence: 3, 2,
2.


Problem:
How do I get into the Police Armory?

Hint:
Get the security pass from the mayor. If you threaten the mayor right up to his
limit, he  will give in and  offer you the pass.  Show this pass to  deputy Van
Halen, and  he will clear you  to enter. Once in  the armory, the rifle  is the
only item you can get.


Problem:
I can't get into City Hall!

Hint:
City hall  is only open from  9 am to 5  PM. If the icon  will not change, city
hall is closed. Come back later.


Problem:
How do I avoid being thrown in jail?

Hint:
If you negotiate  with the Mayor too harshly,  he will throw you in  jail. When
you speak to him, try the following sequence: 3, 2, 2.


3 ... The Warehouse

Problem:
Where is the warehouse?

Hint:
On the screen where  the flower vendor is, there is a  small alley to the right
side of the  screen. When you move your  icon over this area of  the screen, it
should change to an EXIT icon. This alley is the way to the warehouse.


Problem:
How will the old man help me?

Hint:
The old man will tell you about the future, and your purpose. When he gives you
time to  speak, tell him you  have something for him  to look at. Show  him the
scroll  with  the  Chinese  calligraphy  on  it  that  you  found  at Chen Lu's
apartment.  He will  translate it  for you,  and tell  you about  the reservoir
strike.


Problem:
How can I delay Deng Hwang's plans to take over LA?

Hint:
Blow up his MTZ  production plant. Place a bomb on the  second power panel from
the left, and watch  it blow up. This will blow up  most of the factory, giving
you 2 more days to stop him completely.


Problem:
I'm having trouble putting on the bullet-proof vest.

Hint:
Remove your trenchcoat  first. If you do not remove  your trenchcoat first, you
will not be able to wear the vest.


4 ... The Pleasure Dome

Problem:
How do I get past the bouncers?

Hint:
Check all of your  weapons with Martha, the person at the  window. You will not
be able to pass unless you do.


Problem:
How do I keep from losing my weapon?

Hint:
When Slen  asks if you  have anything else  for them, give  him the candy  bar.
After giving him the candy bar, he will give you a claim check for your weapon.
This is only necessary the first time you check in a weapon.


Problem:
Who can I speak to in here?

Hint:
You can speak to only 1 person in the  card room, 1 person in the room with the
dancer and stairs, and 4 people in the  bar. The people in the bar are the only
ones that can help you.


Problem:
Where is "The Jake"?

Hint:
The Jake is the  small guy in the back of the bar  wearing green. You will want
to go easy on The Jake, since he is your primary source of hints and addresses.


Problem:
The Jake won't talk to me, or he says I need proof! What should I do?

Hint:
The Jake  needs proof that  Chandra Vincenzi was  killed. Show him  the picture
from your Vid-Phone that the mayor sent you. This will get his attention.


Problem:
How can I sit in on the card game with Darce?

Hint:
You won't be able to play cards with  Darce or any of the other players. She is
merely being polite by telling you about the game they are playing.


Problem:
How can I get The Jake to give me Chen Lu's address?

Hint:
When The Jake begins  to talk, he will mention a character  by the name of Chen
Lu. You have the option here to ask  about Chen Lu. When you ask about Chen Lu,
he will say that he has never heard  of him. Ask him if he thinks Chandra would
want him covering for Chen Lu. The Jake will then give you the address.


Problem:
How can I win over The Jake?

Hint:
Give  The Jake  a candy  bar after  talking with  him the  first time.  This is
crucial, or he will not warn you about the strikes later in the game.


5 ... Chen Lu's Apartment

Problem:
How can I get Chen Lu's to show up on the map?

Hint:
Talk to The Jake in the Pleasure Dome.  If you deal with him correctly, he will
give you the address to Chen Lu's apartment. Once he gives you the address, the
icon will automatically show up on the map when you travel.


Problem:
How can I avoid being arrested in Chen Lu's?

Hint:
The police have already started on their way to the apartment. You will need to
get in, get Chen  Lu's ID card from his Vid-Phone, and  come back later. If you
spend too much time in Chen Lu's apartment, the police will catch you there.


Problem:
What should I get from Chen Lu's?

Hint:
Get Chen Lu's ID  card, the drug patch from the bathroom  sink counter, and the
scroll from Chen Lu's safe in his bedroom.


Problem:
What should I do with the drug patch?

Hint:
Give the drug patch to Karyn for her  to work on. She will have it analyzed for
you, and give you the MTZ tape which you can use to bribe the mayor.


Problem:
What do I do with the Vid-Phone?

Hint:
Note Chen Lu's  gun permit number and ID  number when you put his  ID card into
the Vid-Phone. You will be able to look at one of Chen Lu's previous messages.


Problem:
How can I find the safe?

Hint:
Look over the statue in Chen Lu's bedroom. The right eyeball of the statue will
sparkle on  the screen. Click  on the right  eyeball and the  statue will lower
revealing a save on the wall behind it.


Problem:
How do I open the safe?

Hint:
You must  have the gun  permit number and  ID number from  Chen Lu's Vid-Phone.
Look at the  4 numbers that are common  to the two. This is  the combination to
the safe.


Problem:
What do I do with the scroll?

Hint:
Give the scroll  to the old man sitting  on the crate in the  warehouse. He can
translate it for you.


6 ... Johnny Qwong's Residence

Problem:
How can I get Johnny Qwong's house to show up on the map?

Hint:
Show Chen Lu's ID card to Karyn at City  Hall. She will run a trace for you and
show that  Johnny Qwong is  a known accomplice  of Chen Lu.  After this, Johnny
Qwong's house will show up on the map.


Problem:
How do I get into Johnny Qwong's house? What do I do there?

Hint:
You cannot enter  Johnny Qwong's house. You can, however,  get below his house.
Try clicking on the manhole cover in the lower section of the screen.


Problem:
How do I open the Vid-Phone splicing trunk?

Hint:
Use a  bomb to blow  open the case.  Drop a bomb  on top of  the lock and stand
back.


Problem:
How do I tap Johnny Qwong's Vid-Phone line?

Hint:
Use  your  wire  tester.  Attach  the  red  alligator  clip to the left battery
terminal at the top of the screen.  Next, attach the blue clip to the grounding
strap wrapped  around the conduit near  the bottom of the  screen. Lastly, take
the yellow clip and clip it onto the  second terminal up from the bottom of the
lower termination  block. This is a  very difficult sequence, and  will require
much practice. Save your game often!


Problem:
I am continually being shocked to death at the terminal. Help!

Hint:
Hook up the alligator clips to the terminals correctly. If the clip is close to
any terminal other than the one you want to drop it on, you will be shocked. Be
extremely precise on where you drop the clips on the screen.


Problem:
The sewer rats keep killing me!

Hint:
The sewer rats are on a timer. If you hurry, you won't see them. If you spend a
considerable amount of time in the sewer, they will kill you.


7 ... The Reservoir

Problem:
How do I get the reservoir to apper on the map?

Hint:
Show the old man at the warehouse  the scroll that you obtained from Chen Lu's.
When he translates it for you and  tells you about the strike at the reservoir,
the reservoir will show up.


Problem:
What should I do at the reservoir?

Hint:
You will need to ambush the strike unit  that will appear. When they show up at
the reservoir, kill every one of them and steal their hovercar.


Problem:
When will the strike units be in position?

Hint:
The strike units will show up August 4th between 7:00 and 10:00 PM.


Problem:
I'm running out of time!

Hint:
If you haven't blown up the power panel next to the warehouse you will not have
enough time. Blowing up the power panel  gives you two additional days that you
need.


Problem:
How can I defeat the guards at the reservoir?

Hint:
Be sure to wear the bullet proof  vest. Avoid getting shot as much as possible.
You  can be  shot a  few times  if you  are wearing  the bullet proof vest, but
eventually you will die. If you have  the rifle from the armory, this will also
increase your chances of winning this sequence.


Problem:
How do I steal the hovercar?

Hint:
When you move your icon over the car near the door, it should turn into an EXIT
icon. Click on that icon, and you should be able to enter the car.


Problem:
What should I do in the hovercar?

Hint:
Click on the map  in the middle of the car and go  directly to Deng Hwang's. As
soon as you wipe out the guards at the reservoir, you are on a timer, so hurry!


8 ... Deng Hwang Enterprises

Problem:
How can I get Deng Hwang Enterprises to show up on the map?

Hint:
Once you get  the message from Deng Hwang  on your Vid-Phone at home,  you will
then be able to travel to Deng Hwang's factory.


Problem:
How do I get into Deng Hwang Enterprises?

Hint:
Drive  the  hovercar  to  Deng  Hwang's.  The  hovercar  will land on the roof,
bypassing the first level of security. You can also show Snake's ID card to the
guard at the gate if you traveled there by Emm-Way.


Problem:
How can I get past the receptionist?

Hint:
Lie to  the her. Try  telling her that  you remember her  from high school, and
that you  would like to  go out with   her. Then tell  her that her  boss is in
trouble, and you are there to help. If all else fails, use NaPent on her.


Problem:
I'm baffled by security room control panel!


Hint:
Manually override the security system. There are  many ways to do this. One way
is to  use the color  sequence found  in  the fortune cookie.  Press button [I]
(one)  then use  the sequence.  You can  also find  a secret  code in  the game
documentation.  If you  find this  code, you  will be  able to  use button [II]
(two), and the correct sequence of colors.


Problem:
How do I figure out the manual override code?

Hint:
Open the fortune  cookie given to you by  the old man on the  crate. Follow the
letter abbreviatons for the color codes.


Problem:
How do I prevent the guards from killing me?

Hint:
If you forgot to lock the guard break  room when you were at the control panel,
you will need  to do so. If you  did and they find you  anyway, you wasted time
somewhere. After you leave the control  room, complete everything as quickly as
possible. Eventually, if you are not quick enough, they will find you.


Problem:
The  receptionist comes  to her  senses and  resets the  security system.  What
should I do?

Hint:
Once she  resets the security system,  do everything at lightning  speed. It is
only a matter of time before the guards track you down.


Problem:
What should I do in the Janitor's closet?

Hint:
Get some wire. Open both circuit breaker  boxes, turn off the main on top, then
disassemble the smaller gang switches below. Use the screwdriver on the sink in
order to do  this. After the switch panel  has been removed, grab a  handful of
wires and put it in your inventory.


Problem:
How can I save Karyn?

Hint:
Take the  wires you got  from the janitor's  closet and lay  them across Karyn.
Move to the close-up view of Karyn, and unplug each of the 3 wires connected to
the neck  strap. Note the  countdown time  on  the screen behind  her. Save her
before the timer reaches 0!


Problem:
How can I get past the flame throwers?

Hint:
The flame throwers work  on a pattern. Sit and watch them  for awhile. You will
learn when it is safe to crawl under them after learning the pattern.


Problem:
How can I kill Bahumat?

Hint:
If you are killed 5  times in a row, the game will ask you  if you want to skip
the arcade sequence.  If you choose to skip it,  program control will take over
and show you the ending story panels of the game.


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