=============================================================================== Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Walkthrough By Matt 'nofxgamer' Biro - Xbox Live Gamertag: MattTheCommie =============================================================================== =============================================================================== Table of Contents =============================================================================== Version History...............................................LP-1 Intro.........................................................LP-2 Overview......................................................LP-3 Controls......................................................LP-4 Walkthrough...................................................LP-5 --Mission 01 - A World of Ice...................................LP-5-01 --Mission 02 - Stronghold Assault...............................LP-5-02 --Mission 03 - Crossing the Plains..............................LP-5-03 --Mission 04 - Mountain Route 1.................................LP-5-04 --Mission 05 - Mountain Route 2.................................LP-5-05 --Mission 06 - Green Eye Returns................................LP-5-06 --Mission 07 - Caravan Ambush...................................LP-5-07 --Mission 08 - Volcano Dome Facility............................LP-5-08 --Mission 09 - Thermal Energy Deposit...........................LP-5-09 --Mission 10 - Showdown Below...................................LP-5-10 --Mission 11 - Final Battle.....................................LP-5-11 Target Marks..................................................LP-6 Vital Suits...................................................LP-7 Weapons.......................................................LP-8 Characters....................................................LP-9 Review........................................................LP-10 FAQ...........................................................LP-11 Credits.......................................................LP-12 =============================================================================== LP-1 Version History =============================================================================== 1.5 February 2nd, 2007 - Update with the Target Marks listing for all difficulties. Also added any tips for boss fights or anything in general that people had emailed me about. This will most likely be the last update since the guide pretty much covers everything as of now. Hope you enjoy, email me with any more tips or updates you would like to see and I will gladly update it 1.0 January 16th, 2007 - First version, completely done with the walkthrough. I will try to update all the mark locations for each difficulty and possibly update with photographs if I can, if not just expect clear and concise details. =============================================================================== LP-2 Intro =============================================================================== Just a brief introduction, this is probably my second guide, did a full one for Half Life 2 Episode 1. Please I take criticism very well so if you have any suggestions please forward them. Same with if I have missed something or you would like to include a specific tip for me to put on here. Don't repost this without my explicit consent. I probably won't have an issue as long as you ask me but please either im me on AIM at fatmikefatty or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (I also use this email for msn messenger). I'll respond asap to both but please do ask first and if you do get the ok to post it, please do not alter the guide in anyway and give me the right credit. Thanks. =============================================================================== LP-3 Overview =============================================================================== Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a pretty neat game. It takes place on the planet of E.D.N III, the humans have gone there to colonize the planet, but after finding an alien race on the planet they had to retreat for lack of being able to defeat the creatures known as the Akrid. After finding a way to kill them as well as being aided by their Vital Suits and being able to harvest the thermal energy from the Akrid they attempt to recolonize the planet and continue to wage war with the Akrid to survive. =============================================================================== LP-4 Controls =============================================================================== I'm going by the default controls here, but they are pretty basic and easy to understand within a few minutes of game play. On Foot: Jump - A Action/Melee Attack - B Anchor - X Change Weapon - Y Zoom - Up or Down on Diagonal Pad Light - Left or Right on Diagonal Pad Turn 90° left or right - LB or RB Grenade - LT Shoot - RT Move - Left Joystick Crawl - Click on Left Joystick Aim - Right Joystick Reload - Click on Right Joystick PDA Menu - Back Button Pause Menu - Start Button Vital Suit: Jump - A Action/Exit/Equip Weapon - B Special Attack - X Special Function - Y Light - Left or Right on Diagonal Pad Turn 90° left or right - LB or RB Fire Left or Right Weapon - LT and RT Move - Left Joystick Aim - Right Joystick Reload - Click on Right Joystick PDA Menu - Back Button Pause Menu - Start Button Tips: Anchoring Anchoring is quite easy, aim at a ledge and as long as your crosshair is green you can anchor to that location. Press X and it will attach and then throw you up onto the ledge. Evading Evading can be useful, possibly more in multiplayer then single, and is quite easy. Click and hold the left joystick and hold it into any direction and press A. You will perform an evasive roll. **Submitted by Paul W. and Bruce P.** Fighting VS's Though, you can just spray whatever ammo you have at them, if fighting on foot it can be a bit more tricky, most have weak spots (generally joint areas like knees, or the back) that you can hit and do more damage, even with a measly Machine Gun. Also a good thing for single player (as well as multi), a fully charged shot from the Energy Gun will knock a person out of the VS. In SP the pilot will not get back in the VS so you can take the VS and in MP you can jack the VS for yourself. =============================================================================== LP-5 Walkthrough =============================================================================== I will try to include as much information as I can, since I did include the mark locations in here I just want to say it is on Easy mode. I did this for my convenience, but I plan to include the mark info for all difficulties so that if you can't find one, you will be able to. This really doesnt fit into the Mission or anything, so Ill just put it here. Once you start, follow Gale and fire your anchor towards the edge at the top to get up onto the catwalk. Keep following Gale and the other guys and then jump down the hole and kill the Dongo when it comes. Once done, continue out, activate the data post and meet Green Eye. Head to your left and follow Gale, head up the stairs and then anchor up the wall and continue down the hallway. Once you come to the data post, activate it and get into the VS. Head forward and wait for Green Eye, then shoot the bubble like thing that is green. Once enough damage is done, you will get to enjoy some cut scenes. =============================================================================== LP-5-01 Walkthrough: Mission 01 - A world of Ice =============================================================================== As the first mission starts, head forward and then to your left, you will see two large water tank things. These contain Thermal Energy. Destroy them and grab the T-ENG and get into the VS just ahead. For future reference you can destroy things like cars, barrels (explosive so watch out) and the water tower things for T-ENG. Continue along and you will come to a small crevice in the cave with two hive like things and a bunch of Akrid. Destroy the hives first and then proceed and destroy the Akrid. Head forward and you will face a Chryatis. Aim at its lower belly, glowing from T-ENG to destroy it. Once killed there will be your first mark, these are for achievements, get the E mark at the corner of the building and head forward, there is a Shotgun that you can grab, or if you want you can take the Gatling Gun off of the VS and use that. Once you are ready head inside the structure. Once inside stay back and shoot out the barrels first since this will kill off a couple of the hives and Akrid. After that just take out the hives and the remaining Akrid and then collect ammo and T-Eng. Just after the data post, but before leaving, there will be your 2nd mark of the level, the A mark, grab it and head forward. Once outside, continue on, you will see something buried under the snow. Unbury it by going up to the item and pressing B rapidly. It is a Rocket Launcher, it will help coming up so I would grab it. Once you got that, head forward, but before heading in, clear the area of the Akrid first. Once you head in a battle between a Chryatis will ensue. Kill the Akrid and collect ammo in the warehouse. Before exiting there will be a small room to the left with some grenades, a Rocket Launcher, and youre 3rd mark the R mark. Grab it and blast the doors open and continue out. Once outside you will get to face the Dongo Akrid. It rolls around trying to hit its target then stops and then proceeds to try and attack and repeat itself. Just evade the Dongo which is pretty easy and shoot its tail when it stops rolling. Once they are dead, anchor up to the data post, activate it, and continue forward. You can shoot the boulders here to make them tumble down and hit your enemy, though there will be a Dongo here, it just rolled off the cliff when I played through. Keep heading up and you face another Dongo, take care of it and continue up. Before you get too close to the cave if you have a Shotgun, you can get it out and blast the Trilid as they come out and take them all out at once. Once they are dead, head inside the cave. Once inside, head forward and grab the Gatling Gun. From here I just took out the hive in front of me and as many Trilid as I could until I ran out of ammo. Once dont with that, head to your right and get the T mark. Once you have that, head forward and there will be a nifty Energy Gun as well as a data post. Once you got both of those head forward on the walkway, clear any Akrid you come upon. At the end jump down to the lower ledge and continue. Clear the hives and the Akrid and get the data post, and the Rocket Launcher if you want that too. Also, to the left of the data post there will be the 5th mark the H mark. Grab that too and continue on the next ledge. Once you head in you will come to your first boss battle. Not too tough, this boss acts just like a Dongo, except tougher, larger, and has spikes. Get into the VS and grab the Rocket Launcher or Gatling Gun attachment and pound at his tail. To get around him hold your left joystick either right or left and press Y to slide. Try to avoid the rocks as he rolls around, just rinse and repeat and eventually he will be dead. On to Mission 02! =============================================================================== LP-5-02 Walkthrough: Mission 02 - Stronghold Assault =============================================================================== Once the mission starts head forward, grab some ammo and the data post and keep heading forward, once in the open plains you will have to face several Dongos, make easy work of them, collect the 2nd data post and any ammo or T-ENG you need. Also there is a Rocket Launcher under the truck by the data post, once ready keep heading forward. You will fight a couple more Dongos here, once dead there will be the first mark of the level, the S mark on top of an awning to your left, grab it and head forward. Fight some more Dongos and a Chryatis and grab the data post, also by the post there is a downed VS with a Gatling Gun on it for the taking. Now head down the road to your left and fight another Chryatis and enter the mucus door by shooting it, head through the small cave and out and take out as many Trilid as you can once they appear, keep heading down the road, theres also a Shotgun, the large VS one, under one of the cars if you want that. Continue down clearing any Trilid you come across and the Chryatis, at the end you will encounter some Snow Pirates and a Chryatis in the distance. Kill the pirates first, then next to the truck there will be some ammo and the 2nd mark, the T mark. Grab it and go kill the Chryatis. Up here you can grab the VS and kill off the Chryatis and Snow Pirates and continue down the road, after clearing them all, grab any ammo you want and get the third mark of the level, the O mark. It is on a small ledge near the tower. Once you have that, head into the building and begin to anchor your way up, before you go up you can snipe some of the barrels to kill of the Snow Pirates above. Continue until you are at the top and then head towards the downed train, jump over and grab the data post and clear the 3 Snow Pirates and grab the VS. This VS can be used like a normal VS or a bike which is nifty here. Continue forward eliminating any Snow Pirates you come across, you may want to keep the Rocket Launcher here in case you lose your VS since you will face one up ahead and it will make easy work of the VS. You will also come across the Rifle, I would highly suggest keeping it for the next area it comes in very handy. I would snipe the 5 Snow Pirates before heading across and once you do you will face a VS, use your Rocket Launcher, or pick the one up and use it, and kill it quickly. Once done grab ammo and head inside. Once inside this is where the Rifle comes in handy, scope out and snipe guys as much as possible, you can get a lot of kills without actually fighting and makes it a lot easier. I would suggest getting on the highest rail and sniping and proceeding forward from there. Just keep heading forward killing any Snow Pirates you come across and keep your eye out for a garbage can like thing on the left hand side, it contains the 4th mark the R mark. Grab it, kill some more Snow Pirates and keep going forward. Once you are at the end grab any ammo you need and head through the hallway and down the stairs and outside. Here you can also make good use of the Rifle, snipe as many guys as you can and then slowly just clear the area. There will be a VS that will be on the right plateau you can snipe the guy in with 1-2 hits and take him out and use the VS for your own use if you want. There are two missile launcher guns on the top of the building to the right, you can snipe the guys sitting in them if you get a shot, if not, just get close to them and kill them. Nothing really important here, just clear the areas, grab the Data Post, the only important thing is the last mark. It is at the building on the right. Head up the stairs on the right side and to your left will be a staircase going down into the building, look at them, but dont go down, you will see the last mark, the M mark there. Grab it, grab any ammo and head towards the large wall at the front of the area, head to the door when you are ready. Here is the boss fight, first you will face two VSs, you can either be prepared with a Rocket Launcher or grab the unmanned VS to your left and make waste of them. Once they are dead you face the actual boss, an advanced VS, more mobile, able to double jump, long jump and use a smoke screen. Just use normal tactics, gun it down and finish the mission. =============================================================================== LP-5-03 Walkthrough: Mission 03 - Crossing the Plains =============================================================================== A fun mission ahead, this mission contains the dreaded Giant Worm, the one you need to defeat for the Worm Hunter achievement. It starts out, head to your right and clear the hives and the Trilid. Grab some ammo and clear the rest. Theres an Energy Gun buried around here somewhere, a definite grab in my opinion. Once you have the Energy Gun head back to where you started, there will be a hive here on the side of a container, on top of that container is the first mark the M mark. Before you head out, go to the far right steel divider, the I mark will be hovering on the top of it. When ready, head forward to the VS not too far from you. I took the Energy Gun and the Gatling Gun since I felt these were the best to handle the Giant Worm with. Once ready head out onto the plains. Out here you will face the Giant Worm, somewhat annoying, but not too hard. He has a few attacks, though nothing really dangerous. This is how I killed him, I let him come out the first time, dropped my Gatling Gun and just ran around until he submerged, once he does so, I kill off as many Trilid as I can. Since the Energy Gun homes on to them you can clear them all in a matter of a minute or two, once all cleared I focused on the Giant Worm. I grabbed my Gatling Gun again and proceeded to wait until he emerged, once so if it is his tail I run to my right or left evading the missiles once they are all gone I take aim at the green bubble things and pop 1-2 if possible before he submerges. Rinse and repeat, if his head comes out I run as far away as possible. Eventually it will die, though you think it wont be dead because it will come back, dont be confused. They respawn you only need to kill one and then go on with the game. Once you have killed it, or if you just skipped it, grabbed the data posts in the field, the R mark will be on some stairs at a small complex with a bunch of Trilid hovering around it, a data post, and 2 tanks of T-ENG, grab it and head for the next mark. The A mark is towards the junked up area. It is just past the 3 T-ENG tanks and the data post. The G mark is located at the far north wall (you can see it pretty much from anywhere) it is on the ledge in the middle of the wall, scan it closely, grab it and go for the last mark. The E mark is also out here, its on the west edge, so just follow that and avoid the worm and run and get it (may take a bit of searching its quite far out). Once youve got them all, head back to where you got the A mark by the junked warehouse, head towards it to meet the next boss. This boss can be a bit annoying, she has three attacks, her Gatling Gun, Missiles, and a Laser. The first two are pretty easy to deal with, the third though can do a ton of damage. To avoid it when you see her gun open (her left weapon, right hand if you are looking at her) jump and press A mid air to hover so you avoid the laser. Just keep pounding on her until she dies, pretty easy and dont worry, if you die you restart right at the start of the fight. =============================================================================== LP-5-04 Walkthrough: Mission 04 - Mountain Route 1 =============================================================================== As you start this mission you will come across a bunch of Akrid and hives, just take care of them like normal, watch out above though, the Giant Moth drops a bunch of bombs here and there. Take care of the Dongo who rolls down the hill and proceed. There will be a ledge to your left with some ammo and the first mark, grab the M mark and proceed. You will come up to a hole in the floor, inside are a ton of Akrid and several hives. I walked into the hole so that I anchor onto the ledge and can move up and down, and then I killed all the nests, and then just killed off the Akrid with grenades and the Shotgun. Once clear the 2nd mark is in here, the E mark is in the corner by a box by the hallway you will proceed through. Once you have it proceed down the hallway. There are a ton of Nevec guys in here as well as two VSs. Proceed down the hallway, but stop short and kill the guys you can see, then take care of the first VS. The first one will be to your immediate left when you enter the room. Take care of some more Nevec soldiers and the second VS should show itself. It is further back in the room behind the boxes and stuff to the left. Once you go so far in two Dongos will roll in, kill them and any remaining guys, collect ammo, the data post, and the third mark. The T mark is between two sets of boxes on your right, right as you enter the room. Once you have that, head to the door in the top-right corner. Once you head down the hallway the Giant Moth will fly by and explode the boxes blocking the path. Jump down, kill the Exploding Akrid, then the Hives, then kill off the Nevec guys and the Trilid. Once they are all dead grab the 4th mark, the E mark is in the corner right where you jumped down. Grab it, grab any ammo, and jump on the platform below. Once the platform moves, anchor onto the ledge where the Nevec guys were asap, the platform will fall off of the track so dont fall with it. Jump up and continue on the path up and head into the building. Here you get one of the fun VSs, the one with the awesome jumping capabilities as well as the Laser Rifle attachment. On the bottom floor you can also get the O mark, as you come in it will be in the top left corner. Grab it, grab the post, get the VS and start jumping your way to the top. Kill the Akrid as you go and grab anything you need, once you get to the top you will jump out onto the snowy ledge. Head to the data post and grab that, there will be another VS of the same model buried as well as a 2nd Laser Rifle attachment in case you need either. The last mark is also up here, it is to northeast from the data post, grab that, grab anything you need and jump on the rock pile that closed the exit you came from, you may need to Long Jump, using Y, to get up. Once up prepare for a boss battle. Once up here you will have plenty of ammo and stuff so need to worry about that, the bosss weak spot is the underbelly (like the Chryatis), I took two Laser Rifles, held down LT and RT to get a full charge, let them go and made easy work of the boss, only took a few hits. Just avoid its attacks and you will be fine. =============================================================================== LP-5-05 Walkthrough: Mission 05 - Mountain Route 2 =============================================================================== Once you start the mission head forward and start to ascend the area, it will take a while, there are some good weapons lying around as well as a ton of Akrid. Kill any hives you can see from the ground first then proceed up. The first ledge next to the data post contains the first mark and an Energy Gun. The A mark is to the right of the hive on this ledge in the corner. Grab it and continue up, you will eventually see the Laser Rifle on a ledge, go grab it, it will be the key to killing Giant Moth, as well as the Laser Rifle, and right next to it in a corner is the 2nd mark. Grab the U Mark and get to the very top. The Giant Moth is quite easy, grab the Laser Rifle from the ledge below, make sure you aim well and fire at the right time, you need to hit it in the belly area so you may need to fire a second earlier then you would think. 3-4 well placed shots takes care of the moth easily. Once dead proceed on, before entering the cave grab the R mark. Then head inside. **Submitted by Austin A. and Zero** You can also kill the moth by shooting it in the little tail things trailing behind it, it takes well precise aim, but it will only take 1 (or 2) shots with the VS Laser Rifle. Once inside you will have to deal with a lot of flying enemies, theres a Wasp as well as a bunch of Trilid and their hives. Take out the few hives you can see and the Wasp. Then drop down to the area below, clear the two nests down here. There will be a VS Shotgun if you want it, but more importantly next to it is the O mark. Grab it and grab the VS down here. Then head back up to where the data post was (you will have to jump up a series of steps). Once back up, follow the ledge up. When you are proceeding through here shoot any boulders and red stalactites you see so they dont damage you as you go on. As you proceed up you will fight a few of the Tentacle Akrid and some more Wasp, kill them off and keep going on the path. Once you get to the part where you go inside a smaller cave way there will be some Trilid and Wasp, kill them and shoot the stalactites and the boulder. Just behind that boulder will be the R mark, grab it and continue on, also there will be another VS in case you took a lot of damage or need the ammo from the gun. Grab the data post and hover over to the lower platform on your right, then continue through the cave, once you come to the room with the big blue thing in the center get prepared, the rooms on the right and left have ammo and a VS, the room on the right also has the A mark immediately on the left when you enter it. Once ready, proceed into the next room. This boss is fairly easy, I found it best to use two Gatling Guns, first aim for the smaller inner limbs, knock those off, then do equal damage to the larger legs, once both are red knock them off and pound as much damage into the gemlike thing in the head (since it will be incapacitated), continue this and you will be done in no time. **Submitted by Kevin aka Schematics** You can also shoot down the stalactites above the boss to do extra damage when he is under them. =============================================================================== LP-5-06 Walkthrough: Mission 06 - Green Eye Returns =============================================================================== This mission is pretty easy mainly for the fact that you get the awesome Plasma Rifle. It uses T-ENG to fire, quite strong, and very efficient. At the start, grab the data post and then get the first mark the H mark. There is a small rock and lamp post to the east of the data post at the start, it is right behind that. Once you have those head down and kill a few of the guys and you should be able to get the Plasma Rifle. Once you have it, take your time on killing people, snipe them from a distance and use it to kill the VS ahead. Once all is clear, grab the data post and head forward and grab the second data post, now snipe the turret up ahead, once that is cleared, head down to the street, snipe anyone you see and the 2nd turret to your left. Once clear, head to where the 2nd turret was, the U mark will be in the corner once you can jump up to this ledge. Continue down and there will be a small nook past the bridge leg on your right, it contains the T mark, grab it and continue forward and clear the Nevec guys and the VS that comes out, before entering the building at the very top building directly to the east next to the door entrance will be the N mark, grab it and head in. Clear the Nevec guys in here and grab the D mark in the fire, now head forward and out towards the VS. After the cut scene head forward, before the end of this first hallway on the upper right hand side will be the E mark grab it and continue on. In the room before the Gatling Gun and Rocket Launcher ammo there is the R mark at the top of the wall, grab it, grab the ammo, head forward and be ready to meet Green Eye again. Green Eye can be a pain, its like before though, aim for the green bubble things, take the 4 out on each side and 4 more will appear on the front of Green Eyes head., take those four out and a big one will appear there, pound it from there and you are set. The easiest way to take out Green Eye is to use the Gatling Gun and the Rocket Launcher, I would reserve the rockets for the front 4 and last one since they do the job the easiest then. To avoid his attacks and maneuver around Green Eye press Y to activate your thrusters to make you quicker. **Submitted by Joshua L.** When fighting him on harder modes (or even easy), be sure to pick up the T-ENG Green Eye drops when you explodes his eyes, it gives a good amount and helps to keep you T-ENG up during the fight. =============================================================================== LP-5-07 Walkthrough: Mission 07 - Caravan Ambush =============================================================================== At the start, hit the data station and then head to your right to get a Rocket Launcher, pick off the Nevec guys and the smaller of the VSs, clear the area and then proceed onwards, there are storage like things around the area. There is one standing alone by a truck, this has the first mark on it, grab the T mark and head onwards, clear your way up here, but before entering the location, go on the ledge to your right and get the O mark. Once you have that and any ammo/guns you want, head into the base. After the cut scene, get the data post first, then just behind it to the south side of the post is the N mark, grab it and any ammo you need and then head to the VS to the west. Once you have the VS head northeast from your current location. I pretty much skipped this area because the fights here are just a hassle and can be skipped over. Once you get to the area with the stairs and small complex, grab the data post and get the R mark from above the door, then head to the door. Once inside kill the Nevec guard and go to your right, on the ledge next to you the O mark will be visible, grab it and head down the stairs, as a note, if you see a Plasma Gun grab it, it makes this part a lot easier. Once you have gotten to the bottom, start clearing the Probes. They only open their shields for a few seconds, but if you have the Plasma Gun you can snipe them before the come attack you, once youve cleared it all, drop to the lowest level and proceed on to where the probes were. There will be a small ditch to your right which contains the D mark, grab it and continue forward. Clear any remaining guys get the A mark which is above the large facility door. Once you have that go into the left door, grab the data post, some T-ENG and get into the VS and get ready for the boss fight. This boss can be a hassle, the first time I fought him, somehow, my VS died in mere seconds and I barely got him down to 75%. I did have Disc Grenades and the Plasma Rifle, slowly but surely I did kill him. The second time I went through I had my VS and survived, I used my Rocket Launcher up as quick as possible then got the Shotgun and blasted him up close, which does a ton of damage, a good idea would be to grab 2 Shotguns, get in his face and blast away. =============================================================================== LP-5-08 Walkthrough: Mission 08 - Volcano Dome Facility =============================================================================== At the start, take care of the Trilid and their hives, then head towards the container object ahead, anchor on top of it and you will be able to view a Scorpion Akrid. The easiest way I find to take them out is to lob a grenade towards them and shoot their belly when they are on their back. Once it is dead, anchor above you to grab the data post, some ammo and the V mark. The V mark is on a beam just ahead of the data post, grab it, drop back down and continue forward. Face another Scorpion and then anchor to the top level of the next complex, you will face another Scorpion here. Once it is dead head to the lower level, here you will meet the advanced Walking Akrid, now capable of shooting projectiles, make easy work of them and continue forward. Clear out all the Akrid in this room and grab any T-Eng and ammo you need, but before dropping down to the VS grab the O mark which is sitting on one of the beams, once you have it, grab the VS and head outwards. Kill the two Wasps, grab the data post and head towards the door at the bottom for the next area. In here head forward and kill all the Akrid in the next room, once fully clear, destroy the two T-ENG tanks to the right of the exit of the room and get the L mark in the corner, once you have that head out, head to the southeast to the other GAB VS, kill any enemies around the are and grab any ammo, data posts, or T-ENG you need. Once you have it all, head to the top of the freeway via the onramp to the south. Once you get to the top, look to the left divider, on top of it will be the C mark. Grab it, clear any more Akrid that come and head to the door to the southeast. After the cut scene, kill the probes and get into the VS and head forward, kill the two VSs that come out and then keep heading forward, clear the Nevec soldiers and the VS. Once you have cleared all that you can clear some of the VSs that are below you, once ready, head down below. If you want you can head to the northwest and blow open the storage unit to get a better VS with a Homing Laser and EM Laser. Once you are ready, head to the southeast to the bridge. On one of the containers blocking the path will be the A mark, grab it and jump up and hover forward. Continue into the facility, kill the VS and grab the data post, before dropping down turn to your right and get the N mark in the corner and then drop down. Once at the top, continue forward and kill any VSs you come across, keep going forward and grab the data post and finish off any more VSs. Once you get to the part with the big fans look to your left, on a part of the steel frame will be the last mark, grab the O mark and then if you can snipe the 3 VSs below and head down for the boss. This boss can be easy or hard, I found him easy but a lot of others found him quite hard. What I did is get the advanced VS (like the one you used for Green Eye) and get two EM Lasers, just fully charge them, blast him when he is in his VS mode and not tank mode. Aim for the center area for maximum damage, a few hits should do well, to avoid his attacks just hover and use Y to move quickly. Shouldnt be too hard as long as you stay out of his fire and pound him full of ammo. **Submitted by Clayton N.** Before the fight make sure to kill the three VS's, but if you die you will start the boss battle with the three in the fight as well. If you want to make easy work of the small VS's, hit one of the large glowing pipes above and it will steamroll them and make ease of them, this will help a lot if you died and had to start the fight with the 3 VS's attacking you. =============================================================================== LP-5-09 Walkthrough: Mission 09 - Thermal Energy Deposit =============================================================================== At the beginning, head forward and take care of any Nevec soldiers, grab the data post and if you find one, grab a Plasma Gun. If you got a Plasma Gun, this next part will be a piece of cake. Stay on top of the freeway and snipe all the VSs and Nevec soldiers you can see, also kill off the turrets directly across from you and since most cant attack you, you will kill them all off and clear most, if not all, the lower area. Once you have killed everything, drop down and grab a VS, there will be one in one of the storage units, grab it and also grab the R mark which is inside the unit in one of the corners. Now head to the north towards the lava. Once you get up to the lava, approach and look for a crate, on the corner of the crate will be the A mark. Grab it, jump across and continue on. Continue forward, grab the data post and enter the building. Kill the VS and the Akrid in here and continue to the next room, clear it and drop into the ditch in the middle, you will have to exit your VS to go down the hall. Once you get to the end, the next room is littered with Akrid. Kill all the exploding ones first, grab the data post and drop to the bottom. Before getting into the VS and advance, grab the I mark. It is in the northwest corner on the crate. Grab it, get in the VS and continue on. Drill through the first set of rubble and clear the Akrid, now go to the left, once you clear the tentacles you can grab the N mark, it will be on the ledge where there are some guns and it ends. Drop off the ledge and continue to your left, fight the Dongo and Akrid here and then continue on, dropping lower and lower, eventually you will come down and there will be a VS and a Gatling Gun, in the corner here there will be the B mark, grab it and head down the hallway killing all the Tentacle Akrid. At the end you will see some rubble at the end and a small gap to your left, go into the gap and jump up. Clear the Akrid and grab O mark which is right behind the light on the right side of the door. Knock down the door and head in, clear the Akrid and head upwards and get the better style VS out of the storage unit. Grab some weapons and head into the next room. Kill the Dongo and the Akrid around here, grab the data post and get the W mark, right behind one of the pillars holding up the small walkway with the data post on it. Once you are all ready, head through the door where the small Akrid came from and prepare for the boss. In here there are tons of ammo and weapons, I suggest using a Gatling Gun and Rocket Launcher. The key to this boss is its limbs. What I did was weaken one (you can tell it is weaker when it turns dark red compared to orange) and then shoot one off and then shoot the other limb off. Once this is done, it will flop onto its back and flail around, at this point you can hover above it to see its weak spot and pound it with rockets and bullets, if you time it all right you can get 2-3 rockets and a ton of bullets at it, rinse and repeat this and you will have the boss dead in a few turns. Also, the webbing it spits out can be destroyed by shooting at it and the little Akrid it spits out, dont worry about them. Dont worry if you lose your VS, there are another 2-3 down here and you can just grab one and pound at it with that one. =============================================================================== LP-5-10 Walkthrough: Mission 10 - Showdown Below =============================================================================== At the start, grab the VS and the ammo up here then kill off all the Akrid below as well as the Nevec turrets. Then jump down and look at the rubble on your left. The B mark will be down here. Grab it and the data post as well as any ammo you need and head to the south. Kill off any Scorpions that attack you and then jump up the mountain side. Once you reach the top a few Wasps should attack you, kill them and drop down into the hole. Continue forward and blow up the T-ENG container, behind it is the L mark and a VS Rocket Launcher. Grab them and continue down the hall, in here there will be a bunch of Wasps and a Chryatis. Kill them all, then there will be a small building to the northwest of where you entered from, you will need to go in there in order to proceed, but before doing so, grab the I mark, it is behind a light on the floor by the building I just talked about. Once you have it, head into that building. Drop down here and kill all the flying Akrid as you see them, once you get out, before advancing, there will be the Z mark to your left behind one of the lights, grab it and head forward to the data post, grab it jump up and then down and fight the first boss. This boss isnt too hard, you first have to take out the feelers, I still had a Plasma Gun so I did this on foot, a few shots to the claw end and it pops, then you follow it into the tunnel, blast the little limb part in here and then run out when the claw starts coming out. Repeat once more and that feeler is gone, then do the same to the other side. Once you do this it is cake, the boss will spit out missiles at you exposing the middle, get into the VS and launch a rocket at it to do a lot of damage, do this a few times and it will be dead. Head forward to the door it was blocking and watch the cut scene. Once the cut scene is over, head forward and grab the data post and any ammo as well as the second Z mark, which is on a crate above the data post. Head into the next room and clear it all, theres a bunch of ammo, a couple VSs and data posts, grab what you need and then head upwards and to the north. Once you head in to the large VS hanger get the A mark, it will be on a platform to your immediate right in plain site. Grab it and drop down and then head to get the D mark, it is in the middle by all the GAB VSs on the south end. Then go grab the R mark which is on the crates on the right hand side on the end of them on a corner. Once you have that, grab any ammo and head toward the south and drop down to face the boss. Quite easy, though I guess he could be annoying. What I had were two EM Lasers, easy to work with plus they stun him when you hit, just get semi close, charge them up, release, rinse and repeat, eventually he will die. Onto the last mission, arent you excited! =============================================================================== LP-5-11 Walkthrough: Mission 11 - Final Battle =============================================================================== Here it is, the final mission, what youve been playing for. You get to pilot the best VS in the game, and when I say best, I really do mean it kicks some major butt. First start to descend, take out the probes as you can and any VSs you come by. Once all clear, head to the very bottom and get the S mark. Now start to slowly ascend, the T mark is just under the first platform, grab it and start to ascend again, the A mark is just above the arc of the first platform. Now ascend some more and before going through the ring get the R mark, its on a small platform before you ascend through the ring. Ascend up and kill all the probes and VSs, then get the D mark which is on the floor above the first ring. Once you have that, ascend up and get the U and S marks, they are just below the second ring on one of the platforms (one is on the lower part of the platform, the second above it.) Now ascend up and get the T mark, just above the second ring on the floor. Once you have that, go all the way up and out and face the final boss. The final boss, he can be annoying, but easy. Just hold down RT or LT and let them go when you have a good shot at him. He moves quite a bit, but not too hard. Just get close, let go of the button and you will hit him with you EMF blade and do a nice amount of damage, repeat a few times, try to kill him off asap. He summons 2 laser cannons to his aide, when there is just one, its easy to manage, but two can be annoying and they do a decent amount of damage. Once you finally get the hang of his timing you will get him easily, once dead enjoy the ending. =============================================================================== LP-6 Target Marks =============================================================================== Here we go, I know some have been patiently waiting for this. Well we now know that some people have finally gotten this achievement and it surely is a challenge. I have included every mark on every difficulty to the best I could describe. What I would suggest doing is use this guide to help verbally, use this japanese website (listed below) to help visually, and the poster with all the mark locations to give an even more exact spot on where they are at. Good luck and I hope this helps you all out. Also a special thanks to Havocks, he got the achievement first (to our knowledge) and helped a couple of us out who were going for this achievement with the few marks we couldn't find. Also these are in order that I got them (I tried to make them in the best order that goes along with some of the levels, but some of them you can get one or the other first, up to you.) Japanese website: http://www.xbox-c4.com/pc/xbox360/planet/target.html Scanned poster photos: http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o303/LostPlanet_album/Scan1.jpg Missions 1-4 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o303/LostPlanet_album/Scan2.jpg Missions 5-6 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o303/LostPlanet_album/Scan3.jpg Missions 7-8 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o303/LostPlanet_album/Scan4.jpg Mission 9 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o303/LostPlanet_album/Scan5.jpg Msns 10-11 *note* The poster is about 90% correct, it does contain a few errors, only a few major ones, a couple are just that it says that one letter is in one location and another in some other location, but the locations are correct just the letter was mixed up. =============================================================================== Easy =============================================================================== Mission 01: EARTH E - Corner of parking garage building before you enter the facility. A - On the right hand side before exiting the parking garage building. R - Left hand room in warehouse before leaving the warehouse. T - To the right and in the corner of where the Gatling Gun is placed inside the hive. H - Just before you head to the boss, the area extends from the data post to the left. Mission 02: STORM S - On top of an awning on the left hand side before heading through the mucus doors. T - Next to a truck and some ammo when you come to the point of meeting the Snow Pirates. O - On a small ledge just past the tower, this is just before the building that you have to anchor your way up several stories. R - On top of a garbage dumpster type of thing on the left hand side while inside the old train station area. M - Just above the staircase that goes down inside the building that is on the right hand side before heading to large walled off area ahead. Mission 03: MIRAGE M - This is in the area you start at, on top of one of the containers to the left of where the data post is. I - This is going to be on the far right steel divider, it is hovering over the very left edge of it. R - This is on the steps of the building on the east edge of the map, follow it up and it will be at the bottom set of steps. A - This is just after the 3 T-ENG tanks after the data post where the boss for this level is. G - This is at the far north fall, its on the mid section of the wall, you may need to look closely to see it, easy to miss. E - This is on the west edge of the map, I'd say about halfway through, just follow the edge and you will come upon it eventually. Mission 04: METEOR M - This will be on a ledge on the left hand side near the start of the level. E - This is in the right corner by the exit of the room you drop in with all the Akrid and hives. T - This will be between two sets of boxes on the right hand side in the hall with all the Nevec soldiers just after where you got the E mark. E - After the Giant Moth destroys the boxes and you drop down onto the platform below the mark will be behind you in a corner. O - This is in the same room where you get the VS at, it will be in the corner on the bottom floor. R - Once you finally reach the top, the last mark is to the northeast of the data post up here. Mission 05: AURORA A - This is on the ledge right next to the data post, it is on the corner of this ledge. U - This is in a corner on the ledge that has the VS Laser Rifle. R - This is on the ground on the way to the cave. O - This is on the bottom floor area inside the cave. R - This is in the hall that the Trilid and the Wasp came from. It is behind the rock. A - This is in one of the side rooms next to the room just before the boss. Mission 06: THUNDER H - This is at the beginning of the level, there is a small concrete wall and it is behind that. U - This is on a small ledge just to before the 2nd turret. T - This is in a small gap just after the 2nd bridge. N - This is on a rooftop just before you go inside the building. D - This is on the box that is on fire. E - This is on the ceiling on the right hand side in the first hallway. R - This is on the wall just before you go through the first door. Mission 07: TORNADO T - This is on top of one of the storage units along the way in the first area. O - This is on one of the upper ledges on the right hand side before you enter the hallway. N - This is behind one of the blocks next to the data post in the second area. R - This is just above the doorway that leads to the third area. O - This is just to the right at the beginning of the third area, it is on a ledge next to the one you are on. D - This is in one of the ditches on the bottom area where all the probes are. A - This is above the door next to the one you enter to head to the boss. It is on a small ledge above the door. Mission 08: VOLCANO V - This is on a ledge just next to the first data post. O - This is in the room with the GAB VS, it is on one of the steel frames up above. L - This is in the room with all the Trilid in the second part of the level, it will be behind the two T-ENG tanks. C - This is just before you go to the third area of the level, it will be when you get on the upper highway on one of the highways. A - This is on the bridge that has the two boxes on it, it will be on one of the boxes. N - This is in the corner by the data post just before you drop down and continue on. O - This is across from the two large fans just before the boss fight. Mission 09: RAINBOW R - This is below the starting area, it will be inside the storage unit below. A - This is on one of the crates that is inside the lava in the first area. I - This is on one of the crates in the area with all the Akrid and the hives, the area also contains the GAB VS to drill through the Walls, it is across from the VS. N - This is on a ledge in the tunnel, when you get to the fork, go to the left and continue and you will come to it at the end of the path. B - This is in the corner by the VS in the tunnel, you will come across it as you advance through the tunnel. O - This is by one of the lights when you get to the end of the tunnel, you will come to a part at the end that can be drilled, but there is also a small gap on the side that you can go up through, go up through this gap to get to where the light is. W - This is on the side of the bridge that has the data post on it, just before the final boss. Mission 10: BLIZZARD B - This is at the beginning by the first data post, it will be on the side by all the rocks. L - This is in the second tunnel, it is by the T-ENG tank. I - This is in the city area, it is behind one of the lights on the ground on the northern part of the area. Z - This is by one of the lights in the room with the VS and the two T-ENG tanks, the one just before the mini boss. Z - This is on top of a box in the beginning of the second area, right next to the data post. A - This is on a ledge in the room above the large room with all the VS's. D - This is in the middle of the room with all the VS's, it is by one of the GAB's. R - This is on one of the crates in the room with all the VS's, it is on one of the corners. Mission 11: STARDUST S - This is at the very bottom of the level, right in the center of the floor. T - This is floating just under the first platform. A - This is on the arch just above the first platform. R - This is on a small ledge just before the first ring. D - This is on the floor just after the first ring. U - This is on a ledge just before the second ring. S - This is just below the second ring but above the U coin. T - This is on the floor just after the second ring. =============================================================================== Normal =============================================================================== Mission 01: EARTH T - Behind the two T-ENG tanks near the beginning where all the Akrid are, just before the parking garage area. A - To the left behind the small container things before the warehouse with the Chryatis. R - This is inside the warehouse on one of the catwalks, to the right of the exit. E - This is at the bottom of the first area in the Akrid hive place. It will be at the bottom of the waterfall type thing. (Note if you get the H first it is just below the H pretty much.) H - Just after you drop off the walkway, if you turn around it will be right behind you. Mission 02: STORM S - Near the beginning, after the 2nd data post, when you head under the large monument thing, look to the left and it will be in a building window. O - This is in that building you have to anchor up to get to the top. It will be at the top level in one of the windows. T - This is on the bridge, you will come to the first broken up part, jump down and turn around to see it behind the gate thing. M - Before you head out of the train tunnel, the M will be on the left side of the catwalk thing at the end of the wall. R - This is in the building on the right hand side of the final area before the boss. It is on the lower floor, beside some boxes. Mission 03: MIRAGE I - This is on one of the bunkers to your right at the start of the level, it will be on the one with the nest directly on top of it. R - This one is just in front of one of the metal dividers. Before going all the way out and attracting the worm, go out of the dividers and it will be to the west or east depending on what side you went out of. It is sort of in the middle of all the dividers, just follow along them if you still can't find it. E - This is pretty much dead in the middle of the map, the easiest way to spot it is that it is southwest of the compound area with stairs. It is in plain view right next to a data post. M - This will be just beyond the stairs at the building on the east side. Just below where the data post is. If you jump off of the stairs where the data post is, just look behind you in the corner on the ground. A - This is on the western coast, it is pretty much parallel to the building on the eastern side to give you an idea where it is located, just run along the coast to find it. G - This is at the junked warehouse where the boss is at. It will be floating in the air over one of the weird pieces of junk, just look high for it. Mission 04: METEOR E - This is in the corner just before you drop into the room with a ton of Akrid. Just past the first data post. O - This is just in the room after the Akrid, the one where you need to anchor up to the higher ledge. It will be on the bottom, just past the Machine Gun ammmo. R - This is in the room with the Snow Pirates. It will be on the right hand side when you enter, between the wall and one of the boxes. M - This is just before the room with the data post and VS. It will be on the ledge, just follow close to the edge when heading up from the moving platform. T - This is on the lowest ledge of the highest platform on the east side of the room. It will be in the middle of the lowest part of that ledge. You can easily see it from the lower ledge across from it. E - this is just by the final data post and VS. Just head towards the edge just past the VS Laser Rifle. Mission 05: AURORA R - If you head to the north from the start once you pass the final concrete ledge, you can see it just on the side of it. R - This is inside the small room that has a hive inside the room. It is in a small gap in the room. A - This is on the ledge in a small corner just before you get to the top of the mountain in the first area. A - This is on the floor of the Akrid area. It is just under the stair like structure and near the Shotgun ammo. U - This is in a small ledge in the hall where the bunch of Trilid come out as well as the single Wasp. O - This is in the room just before the boss, it will be in the bottom-right corner right as you enter the room. Mission 06: THUNDER T - This is just behind, on a ledge, the second data post. U - This is just below the 2nd data post on the opposite side you came from. N - This is on a small ledge to the west of the first Turret. H - This is on the ground just to the left under the second bridge. D - This is behind some boxes and stuff right as you enter the building. E - After you go through the first door with the VS it will be on the ceiling just above the where the door was. R - This is floating in the air in the last hallway before the boss. Mission 07: TORNADO T - This will be on the side of the first storage unit on the left hand side of the first area. O - This will be on the ledge just above the entrance to the tunnel area before the end of the first area. A - This on the western edge, just before the data post on the western edge. It is plain site on the ground. N - This is at the junked warehouse, on the northern side. It is in a small gap on the northwestern side of the warehouse. R - This is in between one of the concrete things just to the north of the stairs and the complex, the one you need to enter to advance. D - This is in one of the edges on the water. It is in the southwestern edge. If you get to the bottom of the area you start at, anchor off the ledge and look to the southwestern corner. O - This is in the small room before the boss (the one that has the two Nevec guys), it will be in the corner by the small door in the room. Mission 08: VOLCANO V - This is in the first area, to the northwest of the first data post, it is on the same ledge as the VS weapon. O - This is in the area with the GAB VS, it is to the left of the VS and the exit of the room. On the floor between some of the crates. L - This is just above the T-ENG tank on the southern end of the room. C - Right as you exit the building in the second area, drop directly down to the ground, there will be a storage unit, it is on top of this unit. A - This is on a small somewhat bridge like thing. It has a VS weapon next to it. If you jump down from where the data post was, you can see it behind you. N - This will be on top of the bridge on the southern side of the area. O - This is inside one of the fans, the one closest to the boss room. Mission 09: RAINBOW R - This is at the end of the broken highway across from the one that you start on. A - This is in the lower floor area when you first enter the building. Just drop down and it will be in a corner. I - This is on the ledge with a VS, when you are drilling, go to the left area when it comes to the split. It will be on your left hand side. O - This will be just before you get to the inside area, behind a T-ENG tank. B - This is in the tunnel that when you get to the end there is one more drillable spot, drill through and it will be next to the light. N - This is in the extended tunnel area, once you get inside, if you anchor on the opening to the right and continue through the tunnel, you will see a light and it will be on top of the light. W - This is in the storage unit that the dongo comes out of. Mission 10: BLIZZARD B - This is in the tunnel at the start of the level between a large concrete slab and the wall. I - This is in the second tunnel thing, it is in the corner hidden behind some rocks. R - This is in a small gap behind a building. If you go from where the data post and VS are in the city area. Go to the west of there and blow up the two T-ENG tanks to see it. D - This is on the western side of the city, you will see a building with a small alcove for the entrances, it is on one of the ledges there. Z - This is between some crates and the wall, it is by the data post on the western side of the second area. L - This is in the VS storage unit in the second area, the one on the upper ledge and with the hive on it's side. Z - This is on the ledge before you drop in to continue on towards the room with all the VS's. It is right next to a VS Gatling Gun. A - This is on the ceiling thing above all the GAB VS's. Mission 11: STARDUST S - This is on the floor at the bottom of the level. T - This is just under the ledge at the bottom of the level, floating under it. A - This is inside the small tunnel thing at the bottom of the level, on some boxes at the end. R - This is on the ledge just before the first ring. D - This is on the floor just above the first ring. U - This is on the ledge just under the second ring. S - This is on the eastern wall just after the second ring, about halfway up the wall. T - This is on the western wall just below the final ring, near the top. =============================================================================== Hard =============================================================================== Mission 01: Earth T - This is just above the entrance to the parking garage area. A - This is on one of the small container things that are on your lefthand side before getting to the warehouse with the Chryatis. R - This is inside the warehouse on one of the catwalk things. H - This is on the bottom inside the Akrid area. It will be to the right of the big hive thing (the thing that you are inside of when fighting the boss). E - This is on a small ledge to the left before you reach the three hives for the Akrid. You can jump down to it if you want, I anchored off the ledge, descended, shot it, and went back up. Mission 02: STORM S - At the beginning before you head all the way out into the open field to face all the Dongo's head to your left, it will be between the two buildings in a small gap. R - This is at the end of that street with all the Trilid. It will be on the left hand side of the building, somewhat in the corner. O - This is above you on the support beams on the bridge. It is just before the data post before the entering the train yard tunnel. M - This is above the entrance on the right side of the tunnel. Anchor up to the middle catwalk and look above the entrance to see it. T - This is just under the small brigde right before the boss entrance. Just drop off the bridge so that you anchor up onto it and can go up and down, then go slightly down to see under the bridge. Mission 03: MIRAGE M - This is to the south on the upper ledge, head to your left at the start of the mission and then look behind you and upwards. A - This is directly to the right side at the start, it will be pretty much under where those two Trilid nests are, it is on the floor though. R - This will be on a mountain in the horizon on the west coast, just follow the coast and keep your eye out for it, pretty easy to spot. E - This will be at the compound thing on the eastern side. Head all the way up the stairs, past the data post, then anchor to the ledge above the door and it will be up there in the corner. G - This will be at the junked warehouse, it is in a small box type thing on the southern end of the warehouse where the boss is, look inside the red box thing if you are running to the north, it will be just inside it. I - This is at the large wall to the north, just to the left of the walls end. Mission 04: METEOR E - At the start of the mission, there will be a hive on the left hand side. Anchor up and it will be on the same ledge. E - This is in the icicles on the ceiling in the room with a ton of Akrid. Just drop in and anchor up as normal, descend a bit and shoot it. R - This is in the room with all the Snow Pirates. It will be on the left side between the boxes and the wall. You need to get on top of all the boxes and hug the wall to see it. T - This is on the platform's bottom left corner, I did the drop anchor thing to see it, shoot it, then dropped onto the platform. O - This is a tricky one to find, it is between a wall and a pipe on the highest platform in the room. The platform is on the east side of the room, get to the top and drop down to see it. M - This is just before the boss. At the data post, go to the far north and drop off the edge so you anchor onto it, then descend a bit to see the mark to the north. Mission 05: AURORA R - This is right at the start, on the ground by the first concrete block. R - This is under the ledge that has the two hives on it as well as the Energy Gun. It is right next to the ledge with the very first data post. A - This is just above the cave entrance at the end of the first area. A - This is on the wall just above one of the nests on the lower area. On the radar it is to the southwest. O - This is just on the ledge before the hall where all the Trilid and the one Wasp came out of. U - This is in the stalactites just after you activate the data post and jump to the lower ledge. Mission 06: THUNDER T - This is right at the beginning of the level, look to the northwest to see it on a building ledge. R - This is on a ledge right behind the 2nd data post, it is in the small gap behind it. H - If you get to where the first turret is and look slightly to the right of the 2nd bridge it will be on a ledge above you. E - Get to the top of the ledges where the 2nd turret was. Then head to all the way to the West on this ledge and look to the south to see the coin floating between the two buildings. U - Once you get inside the building and anchor up towards the thing that is set on fire. Turn around and the coin will be floating at the ceiling. D - This is just before you complete the first part of the level. Before heading toward the VS's look to your right and head over to the pipes by the large storage unit, it is hidden by one of the pipes. N - This is just as you enter the second part, turn around right at the start and it will be in the corner. Mission 07: TORNADO O - This is between the two storage units near the start of the level. The two units are to the West on the map. A - This is near the end of the first area. It will be in the corner of the last hallway just before the end of the first area. T - This is up north by the warehouse place, it will be on a ledge on the east side just before the truck with the two VS's on it. N - This is on a ledge of the junked warehouse on the southern edge of it, look upwards on the toward on of the upper ledges of the warehouses' frame. D - This is at the far north wall inside the right tower at the top. O - This is under the flooring of the stairs that lead down after the top level. Drop down to the level just below the top at the beginning of this area and look at the flooring under the beginning of the stairs at the top. R - This is in the middle of the wall on the south side of the last area. A bit hard to find if you don't know where to look. I went all the way across and to the top side on the area across from the start and looked behind me to see it hovering on the wall. Mission 08: VOLCANO V - This is on a ledge above the first data post, look to the west and at the ceiling and you will see it. O - This is just below the VS in the first area (the bipedal, not the quad). To get to this VS, after the 2nd data post, stay up top and go out the door on the right hand side, anchor on the ledge and it will be just below the ledge. L - This is right in the room that you enter for the second area, look to the east in the lava pit, it will be in there just under the small door. If you don't have a Rifle, I don't think you can get it/see it. C - As you exit the building in the second area, you will see the broken highway and a car on the broken highway across from you. Blow up the car to see the coin. N - This is on the ridge to the north in the third area. To see it, get on the highway that crosses over the road you are on at the start (the highway goes north to south and is the highest point in the level). A - This is on the wall by some lava (guarded by some kind of fence) on the southwestern area of the third area. Just go around the fence until you can see it and shoot it. O - This is on the left hand side in the room with the big circle on it. It is In the lava river thing. Jump onto one of the lower platforms and look under the grating to the side. It is inside there on the ceiling. Mission 09: RAINBOW A - This is under the bridge you start on, head to the north a bit and it will underneath the bridge near the lava. R - Get on the bridge that is across from the one you started on and look to the west to see two small streams of lava. It will be to the left of the left streams. I - This is in a small chute in a crevice in the wall. It is in the area that you drop down to get to the tank VS. N - This is in the VS that you come along in the tunnel. It is in the head area of the VS. B - This is in the upper left corner at the end of the tunnel. Once you get to the inside area, there will be a small opening on the right. Anchor up here and then continue through the tunnel, just before the end it gets a paneled floor, it will be in the upper left corner here. O - This is in the room with the packs of Akrid, the good VS in the hanger and the 2 VS weapons. It will be on the eastern most bar on the ceiling. W - This is in the boss room on the ceiling thing. Get out of your VS and snipe it before dropping down to the face the boss. Mission 10: BLIZZARD B - This is on the ledge above the door that is just behind you at the very start of this level. I - This is in the small rock formation just before you drop into the second tunnel thing. R - This is by the light on the ledge across from where you come into the large city area. It is pretty much above where the crack in the wall is where the two Wasps were. D - This is on a small ledge to the southwest of the VS in the room just before the mini boss. Z - This is under the VS at the start of the second area down the left hand hallway. Move the VS to see it, or go to the side and snipe it. L - This is on the ledge to the side of the storage unit on the southern end of the second area. It will be up on the upper ledge. Z - This is just above the storage unit that the L was located next to, on top of some piping above. A - This is in the room with all the VS's. It is by the large stack of crates underneath it in one of the small red fenced things on the western side of the crates. Mission 11: STARDUST S - This is on the floor at the bottom of the level. T - This is inside the small tunnel thing at the bottom, it will be under the two boxes so you will have to destroy them to see it. A - This is on the eastern wall just below the first ring. R - This is on the eastern wall just after the first ring, about half way up the wall. D - This is on the western wall just below the 2nd ring. U - This is on a ledge just before the 2nd ring. S - This is on the eastern wall after the 2nd ring, about halfway up. T - This is floating by the western wall just below the final ring. =============================================================================== Extreme =============================================================================== Mission 01: EARTH E - Directly behind you at the start of the level in the corner. R - Before entering the parking garage with all the Akrid inside. There will be a piece of concrete to the right of the entrance on the slope, it is out of sight, but right behind the concrete slab. T - This is just after the parking garage and before the warehouse. When you are running toward the warehouse, there will be several tanks on your left, go to the northeast corner here. There will be a small wall that you can't get beyond, it is there, you may need to jump to see it. H - On top of the exit on the warehouse you leave after fighting some Akrid and Chryatis, you will have to go to the edge and jump up to see it. A - On the left hand sidebefore you enter the hive to fight the boss, it will be in a small cove-like thing. Mission 02: STORM S - As you head forward the first alley on your right hand side, you may need to get on top of the awning to see it. M - In the open area where all the Dongo's and Chryatis' attack you, on the right hand side there will be a building, anchor on it's corner and the M mark will be on top of the building, you will have to anchor jump and shoot it, so I suggest using the Shotgun. T - When heading to the building where you have to anchor your way to the top there will be a tower with a Snow Pirate on it, do not destroy the tower. Anchor up there and look towards the building corner and you can see it. R - When you are the bridge you will come to a spot with two trains leaned up making an arch. You will need to get on the one that you first come to, go to the the very top and look to your left below the bridge on one of the buildings far below. You will need the Rifle to get it from here, what I suggest to do is run forward, grab the Rifle, run back and get the mark. O - Before you go up to the door to fight the boss, go to your far far right and look at the top of the wall, it will be up there. Mission 03: MIRAGE A - At the start head all the way to the west edge, turn around and look up. It will be just after the divider at the complex behind you. E - This one is hard to explain, and see, you need to follow the western edge until you get a part that sort of arches inwards significantly. Go somewhat north of this, turn around and search the wall of the inner arch for it, look very close, it blends in quite well. I - Just after the staired compelx area and the 2 T-ENG containers, on the ledge above to your right will be the mark. R - This one is at the warehouse where the boss is, be careful not to enter. Go on the right side of the building and follow the pipe that goes into the warehouse, it will be just past the wall (you can barely see it). Also you need to be on the pipe (the one to the right in the picture) and crouch to shoot it, you can not shoot it from the position I am in in the photo. Again, it is on the southern end of the warehouse area. M - This will be at the far far northeast corner of the map, you will have to go quite a ways for it, but its not too badly hidden, pretty much when you get to the very northeast corner, jump and you should see it. G - This is on the horizon to the west (sort of hard to see), head to the far north wall and to look to the west and look at the mountain in the horizon. The only way I got this was using the Energy Gun that was available at the start of the mission. Mission 04: METEOR E - Right at the start, head to your right a little bit and look up, easy to spot. O - A bit easy to, as you head down the first walkway killing all the Akrid and the hives, you will see one that has a rock directly over it. It is the one just before where the hole is to drop into the room below. Look up and to the right to see the mark on a small ledge. R - In the room with all the Nevec soldiers. There will be the two platforms on your right. One lower, one higher, its at the edge where those two connect jammed in a small space, you will see it if you get close enough. M - This is a tricky one, when you get to the part where you ride the platform you will see the fire start, it is just past the fire on the inside in the middle of the rail, you will have to zoom in and be quick to get it. E - While anchoring your way to the top, you will come to a ledge that has two of the T-ENG containers on it, go to the right side of that, drop off the ledge so that you anchor on before falling, anchor down a little bit and it is just under the ledge of that platform. T - This isn't too bad to find, once you come out of the building anchoring your way up, it is just to the left, it will be on the wall, head as far to the left as you can where the ledge ends and just look closely and you will see it. Mission 05: AURORA A - From the start of the map you can head to your straight and look up and to your left at a high hill, you should spot it easily, though you can't get it from your position. Just climb up a bit and you should be able to get it where you grab the Energy Gun, I used the Energy Gun to get it anyways. O - This is easy to find, just get to the top and drop off the ledge so you anchor on and you can see it under the platform. R - As soon as you go in the cave go to your right, you will see a little cave like thing here, go all the way in, turn around and look up. Should be quite visible on the wall. R - This is going to be up where the stalagmites are on the ceiling. To find it keep heading up the ramp and when you get to the spot where 4 of the Tentacles pop up and there is a Trilid nest and some rocks here, do a 180 and look at the stalagmites behind you, it's in there. U - This is easy to get, when you get near the top, there will be a ledge across from you where a wasp is lying down. Knock the wasp off and you can spot it at the same spot the wasp was at. A - Just above the exit into the room before the boss. It will be to your left in a small crevice. Mission 06: THUNDER T - At the start of the map, head to your right and into the corner of the wall and anchor up and jump above the wall to see the mark down the alley. U - Anchor onto the small ledge that the VS is on in the first area. Once up here, jump slightly off the ledge to see down the alley to the west. You can see it from here down the alley. D - Get up on the south building where there was a turret. Then face to the northwest looking at the bridge. Anchor up a wall to see the coin on a building past the bridge. R - To the south of the 2nd bridge, go to where the 2nd turret was at and get as high as you can and then look south, will be on a small tower. H - Once you clear the two VS's that drop down, head all the Way to the end of the road and look to the north. There will be a small gap between the buildings, anchor up to see down the gap for the next coin. N - This is just before the end of the first part of the level, between a crate thing and the ceiling on the right hand side just before heading to the VS. E - This is in the first room you enter (after the little door goes up I mean.) It is on the balconey nearing the door, just hover and you will see it. Mission 07: TORNADO A - This is at the end of the first area, when you finally get into the walkway bunker thing just before you proceed to the next area, look behind you after the 2nd door thing, it will be just outside of the wall on top of a ledge. R - This will be on the wall on the western edge, it's hard to see, but if you face your camera south while you run north, you will see it when you run by or if you pass it (you can see it pretty good from a distance when you run past it.) D - This is at the north wall, to the left of the large pillar and ending of wall. O - This is in a verticle pipe at the warehouse T - This is on a ledge on the eastern side, just to the south of the complex you are to enter. It is on the very top, look upwards in the horizon. N - This will be in the top right corner of the red building across from where you entered the area. Use a Plasma Gun to see it easily. O - This will be in the northwest corner of the ma, if you get across to where the VS and the two turrets are, look to the northwest on a bridge like thing. It will be floating there. Mission 08: VOLCANO V - This is at the beginning of the level, once you jump in the area with the first two scorpions, turn directly around and look on the ridge behind you. C - This a bit hard to spot, it is on top of the volcano river in the second area of the mission. You need to get it using the Rifle and it can be a bit tricky to spot. The best spot to go to is next to the VS on the freeway and snipe it. O - This is in the lava fall to your right at the start of the third area. L - This is in the room you enter with the two VS's that are attacking you, it will be on a ledge upwards to your right (to the south on the radar). N - This is under the storage unit with the good VS in it in the third area. Supply unit is on the lower west side of this area. The easiest way I got this was to take aim using the Rocket Launcher. O - This is easiest to see from the room just past the one with the N in it. Go to the center and look to the southwest, it will be high up on the framework. The easiest way I got this was to take aim using the Rocket Launcher. A - This is on the left hand side when you enter the room with the big circle on the floor. It will be under one of the lower platforms along the small river-like thing with lava in it. Just anchor off an edge and slide down to see it under the platform. Mission 09: RAINBOW O - This is under the highway thing that has the two T-ENG tanks as well as 3 VS weapons under it. it is in the cornerwhere the highway comes in contact with the ground. I - This is at the bottom of the lava waterfall. It will be on the far left side at the bottom. A - This is on a top of a mountain just above the entrance inside the building. It will be high up and easiest to shoot with a Plasma Gun. B - This is in the room that you enter in the first area. It will be on the right side of the room, all the way on the top level thing. R - This is just after you drop down, just before you get into the VS to drill through the wall. It will be in the lava on the end that is closer to the VS. W - This is a bit tricky to see, it is behind the pillar that is in between the two storage units that the two Dongo's come out of. You have to look through the small crack to see it and shoot it. N - This is on the high high ledge in the room that the two dongos roll out of. What you need to do, is get on the high ledge with the 2 T-ENG tanks. Then jump across to the third fartherst small little bridge thing, then turn and look back towards the T-ENG tanks, look up and look to the end of the small upper ledge (the one in the middle), it will be barely visible. Scope in with the Plasma Gun to see it. Mission 10: BLIZZARD I - This is in the first tunnel thing just by the VS, it is on the ceiling, by a hanging piece of the tunnel by the hole. B - This is just above the area that you start the large city area at. It will be high above it and is best visible from where the VS is in this area. R - This is just above the broken hole thing on the wall (the walkway that had the two wasps in it). It is just by the light. D - This is on the building on the north side of the area. It is sort of hard to describe, but it is to the north of the walkway that had the two wasps in it. Z - This is in the room with the mass amount of VS's. When you come up to the point with the two VS's on the truck and you are above the room. Anchor off the right hand ledge and it will be floating in the air at the bottom of the bridge thing the truck and two VS's were on. L - This is hidden under a VS in the two VS rows on the Northern side of the room with the mass amount of VS's. It is in the top row on the east side under the 3rd to last VS. Z - This is in a crack on the crates in the the VS room. It will be in a crack right next to the Disc Grenades. A - This is inside part of one of the crates. It is on the eastern side of the crate stack and is inside one of the red fence things. Mission 11: STARDUST S - This is on the floor at the very bottom of the level. U - This is on a ledge just before the second ring. S - This is on the wall on the east side after the second ring. R - This is on the ground of where you fight the boss, sort of hard to see since it is so small but it is there. T - This is a pain to see, it is floating in the air way away from the tower. If you go to the first set of spikes, then move away from the tower you should see it, make sure that when you are facing the tower, you are facing to the west. T - This is on the 2nd set of spikes on one of the spikes on the tower. A - This is underneath one of the spikes at the very top of the tower. D - This is floating in the air above the tower, go as high as you can and then back away and make sure you are looking to the east to see it floating. =============================================================================== Lp-7 Vital Suits =============================================================================== Vital Suits are mechanized vehicles for the humans which aide them in fighting the Akrid. They are a great help in the game because they can take a decent amount of damage before being destroyed, their weaponry gives you a major advantage and there are a few which have their own awesome capabilities and on top of that the weapons are customizable on them and you can take off the weapons and use them without the VS, which is also nice. GTT-01 Special Function: None. The early VS developed, quite common, not really special but capable of being customized with weapons on each arm. GTF-11 Special Functions: Hover - Press A mid-jump to hover. Press A again to cancel. Sliding Dash - Press Y and move your left joystick in any direction to slide. Advanced version of the GTT-01, capable of in air mobility and is widely used at this time. GTB-22 Special Functions: Double Jump - Press A mid jump to double jump. Long Jump - Press Y to start a long jump and Y again to cancel it. Smoke Screen - Press X to lay down a smoke screen. A great VS all around, much quicker and more all around mobility then other VS's and developed with military use in mind it is a pretty good Vs to use. GTF-13M Special Functions: Transform - Press Y to transform from VS to Bike. A to accellerate when in bike form, X to brake and reverse and jump boost is LB (gives you a small boost and a small jump). A weak, but neat VS. Though it can only hold one weapon and isn't very strong it can change into a bike for a quick getaway. GTF-13F Special Functions: None This is a more lightweight version of the GTF-13M, it was developed without the folding design and is pretty basic. GAB-25M Special Functions: Transform - Press Y to transform from VS to Tank. Cannon - LT in Tank mode. Drill - RT in Tank mode. Drill Dash - X while in tank mode to perform a Drill Dash. An upgraded Nevec VS. A quadraped compared to the other VS's which are Bipedial this VS also can transform into a tank and drill or shoot it's cannon causing massive damage. GAN-34 Special Functions: Hover - Press A mid-jump to hover. Press A again to cancel. Sliding Dash - Press Y and move your left joystick in any direction to slide. This was a VS produced by NEVEC and was basically built as an upgrade of the GTF-11 model. Mobility and strength are greatly improved on, but the design is pretty much the same as the GTF-11. GAN-37 Special Functions: Double Jump - Press A mid jump to double jump. Long Jump - Press Y to start a long jump and Y again to cancel it. Smoke Screen - Press X to lay down a smoke screen. This was a VS produced by NEVEC and is basically an upgrade of the GTB-22, similar to the GAN-34 upgrade. PTX-140 Special Functions: Hover - Press A mid-jump to hover and A again to cancel. Dash - Press Y to activate your dash ability, then move around with the left joystick. VS Saw - Press X to attack with the VS Saw. This is the first VS you pilot, but comes into play more commonly in the latter part of the game, though they don't have the saw, but are pretty much the same all around. They have a lot more maneuverability as well as their jump height is a bit better then some other VS's PTX-40A Special Functions: Hover - Press A mid-jump to hover and A again to cancel. Dash - Press Y to activate your dash ability, then move around with the left joystick. VS Saw - Press X to attack with the VS Saw. This was the VS developed by Gale, Wayne's father. It was a prototype for the PTX-140 and has all the same abilities, as well as look. This is also the VS that transforms into the L-P-9999 when unlocked using the harmonizer Wayne has. L-P-9999 Special Functions: Fly - Has the ability to Fly, Press Y to ascend and again to cancel the ascent. Press A to descend and again to cancel the descent. Laser Vulcan - Press X to fire the Laser Vulcan. EMF Blade - Press RT or LT to attack with the EMF blade. This is the ultimate VS, the deign allows the person with the correct harmonizer to use it to it's full potential. It has dual EMF blades which cause tons of damage as well as a Laser Vulcan, which also does a lot of damage and it can fly! =============================================================================== LP-8 Weapons =============================================================================== On Foot: Machine Gun - Quite common throughout the game, pretty much the base weapon. Very good damage, easy aim and not too bad of recoil. Ammo is plentiful. Very good weapon to keep with you throughout the game. Rifle - A nice weapon all around, although ammo isn't as readily available, but it is a very nice weapon. Easy to snipe multiple targets and most shots are one hit kills, at least to Snow Pirates. A decent main weapon and secondary weapon for wide open areas (or areas where there are a mass of enemies in the distance.) Shotgun - Simple weapon, though I really don't like it much because of it not being a good range weapon, it does come in handy in smaller areas with a lot of enemies and it is a good secondary weapon and ammo doesn't seem to be a big issue. Rocket Launcher - Simple, strong, and most of the time when you find one Rocket Launcher, there will be a few more down the road so ammo doesn't seem to be much of an issue when you find one. I usually will swap it out, blow stuff up, and return to my original weapon. Energy Gun - A nifty weapon, unlimited ammo, though it does deplete your T-ENG every shot, but it does home to an extent as well as offer a boosted shot if you hold down RT. Plasma Gun - Quite a nice weapon, pretty much like the Energy Gun, but more fit for long range sniping. Much better then the Rifle and since ammo is unlimited, quite better. Hand Grenade - The base grenade, quite common so very rare you will run short and it gets the job done. Disc Grenade - Quite nifty, thrown like a frisbee and with the ability to throw then shoot the grenade it can prove to be a bit more useful. Gum Grenade - I really don't like these much, they take longer to blow up, their range is much shorter, and generally are harder to kill enemies with. Though they do prove useful when fighting a VS since you can get 3-4 grenades on before they blow up. Plasma Grenade - Not too powerful, but its like a miniature EMT. Proves to be useful when fighting a VS since it can render it harmless. Dummy Grenade - Though only for online, it proves to be my favorite grenade very useful and it takes the shape of a human player and comes up on the radar as one too. Virtual Suit: Gatling Gun - Pretty much the base weapon for the VS. Powerful, convenient, and usually theres a good amount of ammo lying around. Rocket Launcher - Quite powerful and useful. Good for generally anything from big to small, though I would say the larger targets deserve the rockets more. Laser Rifle - Pretty much like a VS version of the Energy Gun, uses T-ENG to fire and allows you to build up the shot for maximum damage. Shotgun - A nice weapon all around, though again the Shotgun isn't normally a long range weapon, it does still do a lot of damage to the smaller targets from medium range and up close it packs a punch. Grenade Launcher - A nifty weapon for destroying groups of targets, launches a grenade which then explodes into multiple grenades making for a nice wide area explosion. EM Laser - Pretty much the upgrade to the Laser Rifle, high power, nice range a slower attack speed but much more worth it. Also renders a VS immobale for a second, like a Plasma Grenade. Homing Laser - Easy to use Homing weapon, able to select up to 4 targets, or 1 target 4 times for maximum damage. =============================================================================== LP-9 Characters =============================================================================== Wayne - The main character of the game, struck with amnesia after being rescued. Unable to remember much of his past other then his name and Green Eye. He has a Harmonizer installed on his arm, which keeps him in good condition as long as he has an excess of T-ENG. Gale - Wayne's father, not much is known about him other then he gave Wayne his Harmonizer and was working to stop the Frontier Project. Yuri - The leader of the small trio of snow pirates. A quite level headed man who leads his band of pirates to destroy as many Akrid hives as they can. Luka - A good spirited Snow Pirate, part of Yuri's gang, she provides support for the battle against the Akrid. Rick - The gadget man of Yuri's group, he seems like he can crack any code given enough time. Basil - A rebel, saved by Gale a long time back, she now seeks revenge against Ivan Solotov for his betrayal against them. Bandero - Strong enthusiast of the Frontier Project, typical bad guy and has a feud with Wayne because of his harmonizer. Deven Isenberg - Head of Nevec on E.D.N III, seeks to make the Frontier Project happen at all costs. Joe - A Nevec soldier that gets captured by Wayne, then changes side and helps Wayne out with a lot of his inside information. Snow Pirates - Abandoned Colonists when the colonist abandoned E.D.N. III due to the threat of the Akrid Akrid - Native E.D.N. III creatures, they store T-ENG in their bodies to survive the harsh weather. Nevec - Group who plans to terraform the planet to make it warm enough for the humans to live and to eradicate the Akrid. =============================================================================== LP-10 Review =============================================================================== Honestly, this game has received much flak, hype, whatever. I like it, I am not going to say it's the best game, but I had fun with it. It's not some kind of common storyline, it has its own depth to it. The music and graphics are great, I have no idea why they are saying these graphics aren't great. I honestly think they are really good, sure they aren't as great as like Gears of War, but honestly, they are still better then your average game. The multiplayer proved to be fun, yet can be a little laggy for some folks, but they just need a better connection :P Overall, I found this game to be worth my $60, sure it is probably a tad short, but a lot of titles are now, but the replay on it is pretty decent, plus the multiplayer offers hours of fun. Honestly, I'd give it maybe a 9/10, great graphics, unique gameplay and style, has a lot of elements we haven't seen before, or too often. Throw in some fun multiplayer and music, you have a good game. =============================================================================== LP-11 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) =============================================================================== Q: How do I beat the Giant Moth? A: Read Mission 05, it has the information on how to beat the Giant Moth there. Q: How do I beat the Giant Worm? A: Read Mission 03, I gave my information on how to beat it and yes it does respawn and no it won't show you get the achievement right away, just kill it once, head to the end of the mission and get the achievement. Q: Why are the mark's you listed not in the spot on my game? A: The marks are in different places for different difficulties, I did the guide based on the Easy difficulty, but plan to include the rest in another section here for people who haven't found certain ones on the certain difficulty. =============================================================================== LP-12 Credits =============================================================================== First off thanks to all of you who read this, I hope you enjoyed it and it helped you out! Thanks to all those emailing me with thanks for the guide as well as for the tips and stuff. I hope this guide really helps you all out. The guide is purely by me, nofxgamer, some material may have came from the instruction booklet and directly from the game, any other outside sources used will be given the deserved credit. I give thanks to Capcom for making a pretty decent game and hope more great games keep coming from them. I thank my friends and music to keep me going through writing this guide since sometimes it gets boring. My contact info is as follows: E-Mail: email@example.com MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org AIM: fatmikefatty Xbox Live Gamertag: mattthecommie Feel free to contact me about anything you may like to see updated, comments, or anything else. If you are sending me an email or messaging me about something incorrect or an update or a tip, please include the name you'd like me to credit. Thanks! Copyright 2006 Matthew Biro All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. 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