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FAQ by sbman2016
Version: 2.1 | Updated: 12/03/07
Guitar Hero 3 FAQ V1.0 by Sbman2016 (no fancy art here) +++ I. Table of Contents: --- I. Table of Contents II. Version History III. Notable Things/About the Author and Game IV. Complete Song Listing IVa. Solo Career List IVb. Co-Op Career List V. Addititional Modes VI. FAQs VII. Guitar Problems with the Wii VIII. Cheats IX. <NEW> Wii Remote Controls X. <NEW> Bonus Characters XI. Conclusion +++ II. Version History --- v1.0 - Started up the guide and FAQ just for you, the Guitar Hero players who are in need of a guide for the Wii Version. v2.0 - Added more information. ;) v2.1 - Added permissions for other sites of gaming. +++ III. Notable Things/About the Author and Game --- Currently residing in your refridgerator eating your food, I have typed this guide mainly because there are so many questions about this guide on the forums. Most of these questions include the guitar defects and Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce. Guitar Hero is a rhythm game started by Harmonix and Red Octane in 2005, including many great songs such as Bark at the Moon, Killer Queen, and Iron Man. Late in 2006, the Guitar Hero franchise was bought out by Activision before the release of Guitar Hero II, which includes the infamous Jordan, Trogdor, Free Bird, and others. Before Harmonix left, they stayed in to finish the making of Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the '80s, a Playstation 2 exclusive disc. With the release of Guitar Hero III, boss battles were introduced into the solo career, but I won't spoil that now. +++ IV. Complete Song Listing --- Before I start the list, I will say now that all songs will be playable in quick play mode with the exception of the boss battles versus Tom Morello, Slash, and Lou. IVa. Solo Career List --- Not Bonus Songs (Press the Yellow Fret if you are in the Bonus Songs list to go back to 'em) 1. Starting Out Small * "Slow Ride" – Foghat * "Talk Dirty to Me" – Poison * "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" – Pat Benatar * "Story of My Life" – Social Distortion * "Rock and Roll All Nite" – Kiss (Encore) 2. Your First Real Gig * "Mississippi Queen" – Mountain * "School's Out" – Alice Cooper * "Sunshine of Your Love" – Cream * "Barracuda" – Heart * "Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello" * "Bulls on Parade" – Rage Against the Machine (Encore) 3. Making the Video * "When You Were Young" – The Killers * "Miss Murder" – AFI * "The Seeker" – The Who * "Lay Down" – Priestess * "Paint It, Black" – The Rolling Stones (Encore) 4. European Invasion * "Paranoid" – Black Sabbath * "Anarchy in the U.K." – Sex Pistols * "Kool Thing" – Sonic Youth * "My Name Is Jonas" – Weezer * "Even Flow" – Pearl Jam (Encore) 5. Bighouse Blues * "Holiday In Cambodia" – Dead Kennedys * "Rock You Like a Hurricane" – Scorpions * "Same Old Song and Dance" – Aerosmith * "La Grange" – ZZ Top * "Guitar Battle vs. Slash " * "Welcome to the Jungle" – Guns N' Roses (Encore) 6. The Hottest Band on Earth * "Black Magic Woman" – Santana * "Cherub Rock" – The Smashing Pumpkins * "Black Sunshine" – White Zombie * "The Metal" – Tenacious D * "Pride and Joy" – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Encore) 7. Live in Japan * "Before I Forget" – Slipknot * "Stricken" – Disturbed * "3's & 7's" – Queens of the Stone Age * "Knights of Cydonia" – Muse * "Cult of Personality" – Living Colour (Encore) 8. Battle For Your Soul * "Raining Blood" - Slayer * "Cliffs of Dover" – Eric Johnson * "The Number of the Beast" – Iron Maiden * "One" – Metallica * "Guitar Battle vs. Lou" (The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band [guitar cover]) Bonus tracks (Press the Blue Fret to go to 'em) * "Avalancha" – Héroes del Silencio * "Can't Be Saved" – Senses Fail * "Closer" – Lacuna Coil * "Don't Hold Back" – The Sleeping * "Down 'N Dirty" – LA Slum Lords * "F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X." – The Fall of Troy * "Generation Rock" – Revolverheld * "Go That Far" – Bret Michaels Band * "Hier Kommt Alex" – Die Toten Hosen * "I'm in the Band" – The Hellacopters * "Impulse" - An Endless Sporadic * "In the Belly of a Shark" – Gallows * "In Love" – Scouts of St. Sebastian * "Mauvais Garçon" – Naast * "Metal Heavy Lady" – Lions * "Minus Celsius" – Backyard Babies * "My Curse" – Killswitch Engage * "Nothing for Me Here" – Dope * "Prayer of the Refugee" – Rise Against * "Radio Song" – Superbus * "Ruby" – Kaiser Chiefs * "She Bangs the Drums" – The Stone Roses * "Take This Life" – In Flames * "The Way It Ends" – Prototype * "Through The Fire And Flames" – DragonForce (Beat Lou to unlock on any difficulty) IVb. Co-Op Career List --- Note: All bonus songs are available here as well, just look up. 1. Getting a Band Together * "Barracuda" – Heart * "When You Were Young" – The Killers * "Bulls on Parade" – Rage Against the Machine * "Slow Ride" – Foghat * "Sabotage" – Beastie Boys (Encore) 2. We Just Wanna Be Famous * "School's Out" – Alice Cooper * "Kool Thing" – Sonic Youth * "Miss Murder" – AFI * "The Seeker" – The Who * "Reptilia" – The Strokes (Encore) 3. Overnight Success * "Paranoid" – Black Sabbath * "Welcome to the Jungle" – Guns N' Roses * "Anarchy in the U.K." – Sex Pistols * "Lay Down" – Priestess * "Suck My Kiss" – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Encore) 4. Getting the Band Back Together * "Holiday in Cambodia" – Dead Kennedys * "Black Magic Woman" – Santana * "Same Old Song and Dance" – Aerosmith * "Cherub Rock" – The Smashing Pumpkins * "Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll" – Blue Öyster Cult (Encore) 5. Jailhouse Rock * "My Name Is Jonas" – Weezer * "Black Sunshine" – White Zombie * "3's & 7's" – Queens of the Stone Age * "The Metal" – Tenacious D * "Helicopter" – Bloc Party (Encore) 6. Battle For Your Souls... * "Knights of Cydonia" – Muse * "One" – Metallica * "The Number of the Beast" – Iron Maiden * "Cult of Personality" – Living Colour * "Monsters" – Matchbook Romance (Encore) That is all for the songs until we get DLC for the game. +++ V. Additional Modes --- Shown here is a list of all the modes, what they contain, and a short description of each. Career - Create a band name, play songs on Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert. Does include the Boss Battles vs. Slash, Tom Morello, and Lou. Cooperative Career - Same as above, but with a friend. You and your friend can choose individual difficulties and guitar or bass/rhythm. Boss battles are NOT included here. Quick Play - Single player mode where you can play a song on any difficulty but you cannot choose the boss battles here for some reason. :( Multiplayer - This will be broken down into three categories: -Face-Off: You and a friend play a song, both being able to choose your own difficulty, however, in this mode you do not play an entire song, you switch off playing a verse or so instead...(bleh) The person with the highest score wins! You can use star power in this mode -Pro Face-Off: You and a friend play a song on the same difficulty and you DO play the entire song in this mode instead of switching off. Highest score still wins here and star power is still in use here. -Battle Mode: Here's where it gets interesting... In this mode, you and a friend play a song with your rock meter. Instead of star power, you get battle powers; listed below. You will continue playing the song until one of you (Rofl @ Expert vs Easy battle) Broken string: One fret button on the opponent's guitar will not work until it is fixed. (Rapidly tapping the button.) Difficulty up: The opponent will play the song on an increased difficulty for a short duration of time. (Doesn't work on Expert.) Amp overload: The fret board will shake and cause the notes to blink, making the scrolling notes difficult to read. Whammy bar: The opponent will have to use the whammy bar before he/she can play notes again. Steal power: This will steal your opponent's power-up. (Doesn't work if your opponent has no power-up and this will be wasted.) Double notes: The opponent will have to play any single note as a two-button chord, and any two-button chord as a three-button chord for a short amount of time. Lefty flip: The fret board will be mirrored; the green and orange will swap places, same with the red and blue. Death Drain: Sudden death mode, this attack is unstoppable and your rock meter will go down until you fail when the attack is launched against you and vise versa. Training - Also split into categories, but only two this time. -Tutorial: Teaches the basics of playing the game. Four different tutorials, including one for hammer-ons & pull-offs and battle mode. -Practice: Allows you to practice a song on any difficulty and allows you to pick whether you will play lead guitar or bass/rhythm guitar. You can choose parts of a song, or if it's TTFAF you will more than likely be playing it here. You can also slow down the song to learn specific parts. Options - You can change various options here as well as enter cheats and save. Nintendo WFC - You can connect to the internet and play versus random people or your friends using one of the three "sub-modes" in the multiplayer mode. +++ VI. FAQs --- Q: How do I activate Star Power? A: Tilt the guitar upwards, this also applys to the battle powers in battle mode. :) Q: Help! I can't beat TDWDTG! A: I have done this using a mirror somewhere to the left or right of me for the lefty-flip. Also, please doesn't ask how to beat it, because you have to be good at either whammying or button tapping...>_> Here's a strategy from a guy named Justin - "To beat Lou in "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", simply wait for these three power-ups Broken String Amp Overload Whammy Difficulty Up, My preferred combination is: Broken String Whammy Difficulty Up All of these power ups appear near the end of the song, use them when he is doing one of his last solos before the end of the initial battle. This combo will force him to fix his string, slam his whammy and try to keep up with a higher difficulty when he returns, if he is in the Yellow during this time, he will go down in flames." Q: I can't find Through the Fire and Flames! AHHH!!! A: Simply (lawl) beat TDWDTG and you've unlocked it, this can be done on any difficulty. Q: Which characters can I pick in this version?(The Wii Version) A: Axel Steel, Casey Lynch, Judy Nails, Johnny Napalm, Izzy Sparks, Lars, Xavier Stone, Midori, Tom Morello, Slash, Lou, Metalhead, and Elroy Budvis. Q: I cannot use cheat codes! A: Goto the options menu and pick Cheat Codes. Then Enter New Code (I think, not looking at it ATM) and press the buttons AND strum. Q: Is Velvet Revolver in the game? A: Yes, and no. Not on the Wii Version, but on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions as DLC. Q: How are the 4-star and 5-star calculated? A: I don't really know, that is until I read this: From "nvtsirak22"- "Hey I was looking through your FAQ and I realized that you didn't have the 4-Star and 5-Star cutoffs (don't worry nobody does). I don't excatly have them either but I have a way to find them. If you want this...well here you go. For both of these you have to play the song once. 5-Star Cutoff "Formula": (Your Score divided by Your Avg Multiplier) times 2.8 For example, if I was looking for the 5* cutoff for Cliffs of Dover, lets say my score was 203,437 and my avg multiplier was 2.3. It would be 203,437 divided by 2.3, which equals 88,451, and then 88,451 times 2.8, which is 247662. That would be the 5* cut-off score. 4-Star Cutoff "Formula": (The 5* Cutoff times 2) divided by 2.8 Same rules apply. These "formulas" work with any level on any song, even on co-op." Send more questions to email@example.com if you need more answers! +++ VII. Guitar Problems with the Wii --- What to do if you have one of these problems: Non-responsive Button(s): Simply restart the game, do not press any buttons on the guitar or detach the neck from the body of the guitar and blow into the slots like an NES/GBA/SNES game Non-Responsive Whammy Bar: Restart the game and make sure the whammy bar is not being pushed down even the slightest or simply do the NES game trick stated above. Or, you can simply just re-insert the Wii Remote. :) OMG! Lag! : Very simple, start a song, pause and goto options then goto calibrate lag and follow the instructions, if this doesn't work, I got nothin'. My Wii Remote Speaker Doesn't Work! : Goto the home menu and Wii Remote Settings (the option at the bottom) and make sure the volume is up all the way. If that doesn't work, goto options in the game and turn up the Sound FX all the way if it is not already. If none of this works, return your game to the store and exchange it...Hope this helps y'all! If you have another solution, email it to me! +++ VIII. Cheats --- The cheats section. =) Note: You WILL have to strum as you press the buttons. (xx) is a chord (BY) (GY) (GY) (RB) (RB) (RY) (RY) (BY) (GY) (GY) (RB) (RB) (RY) (RY) (GY) (GY) (RY) (RY) Air Guitar (GR) (GY) (YB) (RB) (BO) (YO) (RY) (RB) Easy Expert (does not work in Career mode) O B O Y O B O Y Hyperspeed G R G Y G B G O G B G Y G R G (GR) (RY) (GR) (YB) (GR) (BO) (GR) (YB) (GR) (RY) (GR) (GY) Large Gems (GR) B (GR) (GY) B (GY) (RY) O (RY) (GY) Y (GY) (GR) No Fail (does not work in career mode) (RY) (RB) (RO) (RB) (RY) (GB) (RY) (RB) Performance Mode (GR) (GR) (GR) (RY) (RY) (RB) (RB) (YB) (YO) (YO) (GR) (GR) (GR) (RY) (RY) (RB) (RB) (YB) (YO) (YO) Precision Mode (YO) (RB) (RO) (GB) (RY) (YO) (RY) (RB) (GY) (GY) (YB) (YB) (YO) (YO) (YB) Y R (RY) R Y O Unlock all songs in Quick Play (GRBO)(GRYB)(GRYO)(GYBO)(GRYB)(RYBO)(GRYB)(GYBO)(GRYB)(GRYO) (GRYO)(GRYB)(GRYB) Unlock Everything (no sound plays when you enter these chords) Email me other cheats if you find more! +++ IX. Wii Remote Controls --- Alright, here are the controls on request for the Wii Remote: B: Green D-Pad Down: Red A: Yellow 1: Blue 2: Orange D-Pad Up: Star Power Shaking the Wii Remote: Whammy + Button: Start/Pause +++ X. Bonus Characters --- WII and PS2 only: - Metalhead: A robot that plays guitar. Cool, eh? His axe is a laser gun and has 2<?> additional outfits. Elroy Budvis: Character that looks like Elvis. Axe is a dual-gold record guitar. Xbox and PS3 - The Grim Ripper: Guitar Hero's version of the Grim Reaper. The God of Rock: Guitar Hero's Zeus. I don't know too much about each simply because I own the Wii version, not the PS3/ Xbox 360 version. +++ XI. Conclusion --- Conclusion? Just ask me before you want to use the guide, as the only sites allowed to use this guide are: GameFAQs.com, gamesradar.com, cheatplanet.com, and supercheats.com. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions! Make sure the subject has something about Guitar hero 3 in it.