War: Final Assault - PENTABOLT KEYS & CODES v3.1 - War, Mace - Atari Games 1999 faq by DigiPen email@example.com *** Also give thanks and a shout-out to Space Ace, who provided some helpful info to update(2.o) this faq... if it wern't for scrubs like him that point out the short comings of others and their faq's... we'd all have shitty faq's!!! :) 4:31 AM 7/20/99 THIS IS NOT A WALKTHROUGH!!! Just a guide to find all Pentabolt Keys and codes to use! CONTENTS - Personal Note - Game Premise - Codes/Secrets - Pentabolt Keys - Personal Note Finding the Pentabolt Keys require alot of skill in the art of first person shooter games. Their are 6 keys and 7 total levels... If you find the all 6 keys you'll be able to access the secret 8th space level and finish off Alienov for good. Any questions/comments... please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - Game Premise The Russian Federation is in economic chaos. The Irkutsk Free Republic, a tiny nation in the Siberian Mountains, has declared its independence. The charismatic general Uri Alienov has rallied the populace to his cause with the credo "Prosperity Through Force." Republic armies wage open attack on surrounding Russian nations. Despite being hopelessly outnumbered, Republic forces win surprisingly easy victories. Reports of previously unknown technology - armored robots, laser strike technology, and other advances - send Russian and NATO advisors scrambling. The Russian Federation launches full-scale ground and air assaults only to be thrown back with ease. Satellite photos show nothing out of the ordinary. One surveillance plane manages to slip briefly through the Republic air defense, and the resulting images show a horrifying transformation. The once languid region is now filled with gigantic factories, laboring around the clock to produce the Republic's deadly new machines. Massive numbers of troops and armored vehicles indicate that Alienov is prepared to wage global war. Russian leaders agree that a preventative nuclear strike is needed. An attack is launched, but a strange electromagnetic counter-pulse causes the missiles to implode harmlessly. The situation looks desperate. You are a member of a crack team of mercenaries and military personnel assembled by the Russian Federation to infiltrate the Irkutsk base. Once you determine the source of the new technology, you are to eliminate Alienov. While you are a seasoned veteran, this will be your biggest job yet. If you are successful, you can name your own reward. But first you must survive. - Codes/Secrets SECRET CHARACTERS - The secret characters are based on how many kills you have on your ID. Get about 14,000 kills to reach War Master rank and you can access all of them. Or by toying around with the buttons you can just hit view a couple times and you can bypass the kills restriction. Also by hitting View 3 to 5 times and hitting right on your joystick will reveil deeper hidden characters from the game Mace, etc. Like the red knight boss from Mace or the executionor. During the character select screen hit the joystick left or right on the characters seen and you'll see other charactes like Alienov's workers or Alienov's Generals, etc. <thanks to Space Ace for confirmation on this!> SECRET WEAPONS - You can't initially select these but I've seen them. One weapon that I noticed just randomly appears is a barrel that when you pull the trigger lets a monkey go running after your opponent with TNT straped to it's back and chases after them until they are grabed and nuked. :) MULTIPLAYER SELECT - Inbetween multiplayer matches you can select the level you want to play by holding down the View button and the top button on your joystick. A little window opens up on the bottom of the screen with the listing of all the levels. Only works when multiplayer games are still running. - Pentabolt Keys You can bust ass through all the levels in the game of War: Final Assault alone or with others. But when you have beaten the entire game you find out that there is still one more level that takes place in space that you can't play. To access this secret final stage you must find all 6 PENTABOLT KEYS in the each of the first 6 levels up to the final stage where your battle with Uli Alienov himself in his huge battle tank at the end of level 6. As soon as the game starts you'll notice that throughout the entire game your on a set path with some alternate paths. Some if not most of the Pentabolt Keys are found at the very beginning of each level. So keep your eyes peeled and look in all directions no matter how outrageous the area may look to reach. LEVEL 1 / KEY 1 - As soon as the level starts you'll find that throughout the entire game your on a set path with some alternate paths. As soon as you enter Alienov's complex the hallway will vier to the right and some of Alienov's workers will approach you attacking. Elinimate them and on the left hand side of that first room you'll see a stack of boxes. Climb on top of them and you'll find a hole that you can fall into. Fall into the hole and you'll be droped into a hallway with four of Alienov's Stormtroopers. Don't kiss and make up... just shoot and fuk their world up. Behind the last two stormtroopers you'll see a silver war symbol right in front of your exit elevator. Take it and you'll have the first Pentabolt key of the game. LEVEL 2 / KEY 2 - Right after the red robot that blocks the outside is a open area with craters in the ground. Shoot the bottom of the first crater. It blows up and you can enter an underground corridor. <key 2 info by Space Ace> LEVEL 3 / KEY 3 - When you enter the level you start in a hallway that ends with a flight of stairs that go up to the left. Kill the troopers standing on the stairs and at the top... the path u-turns to the right with another set of stairs that leads up to a huge door with the War game symbol on it. Instead of going thru that door. Jump on the hand railing wall section in between the sets of stairs and walk up it. Then when you've walked all the way up to the top of the hand rail wall. Take your joystick and look 2 o'clock... jump to that small narrow ledge and walk to the right. A wall will open up and the small path will take you to a room full of Alienov's workers and troopers. Kill them and take the Pentabolt Key, take the elevator down and it'll drop you off at the level in between the sets of stairs. LEVEL 4 / KEY 4 - Head right, jump up the little hill for the laser. If you head left, shoot the rock wall and it will blow up. Head into the corridor, and the top where it turns left, shoot the rock wall and it will open up. You can also get the guy at the top to open it for you when you shoots you and misses. <key 4 info by Space Ace> LEVEL 5 / KEY 5 - In the long corridor, that has a black storm trooper with a laser at the end, there is a door blocked by a red barrel and a stack of 3 boxes. Shoot the barrel and enter the door. <key 5 info by Space Ace> LEVEL 6 / KEY 6 - I found in a level where you are started out in a rise with a set of stairs going down directly in front of you with two of Alienov's Black Stormtroopers in front of you shooting their pulse rifles at you. Kill them and take the left path... I don't remember exactly yet but I will find it and give you an update here soon how to get their. But if you end up in a room along the way that has huge green tanks with Alienov's workers on top of it with face shields. Then you've found it. Go behind the takes and take the stairs up. Then jump onto the first tank and then jump over until you get to the final tank and fall in it. Trust me.. you'll fall into a room with some troopers. Kill them and take the path up to the Pentabolt Key. Hopefully, with all these keys you can finish the 7th stage where Alienov has you in his alien ship and finish him. Not to spoil things but with all the keys you should be able to access the final 8th space level.