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Weapon Guide by Vermilion

Version: 1.9 | Updated: 11/02/2006


(Why is this game is ALL CAPS on Xbox Live?)

Wheeee! Fun, fun Weapon Guide (version 1.9)

by Papillon db



[1] - Introduction and Notes

[2] - Alphabetical List of Weapons

[3] - Wheeee! Fun, fun Weapon Guide

[4] - Closing 

[5] - Legal


I know, you're just like me - well, I'm sure not too many of your are 
just like me :P, but you bought this game because you got sucked into
the promise of killing copious amounts of zombies with whatever you
could get your hands on.

Capcom most certainly did deliver on that promise and offers up a never
ending stream of walking dead to unleash your inner horror movie geek
on. Almost anything can be picked up and used as a weapon to defeat,
main, kill (again), humiliate, or incapacitate the
undead lurking the halls of Willamette Parkview Mall.

So, what are all these weapons that you can get your hands on?

What do they all do? 

What are the best ones, and what should you generally avoid?

Or, the real question: 

which ones chop up zombies into little itty bitty fish bait while
painting the walls with gore and a shower of crimson rain?
That's what you really want to know isn't it? ^^

(That would be the Excavator btw)

I've been playing Dead Rising since it came out and have found great
joy in dispatching zombies in all the various ways, and now I'd like
to pass some of that joy to you. Not all of the joy though, I still
have to keep some of it for myself, or I'd stop playing the game.

That being said, I have found and used every one of these weapons
during my travels, but many of them I've only had once or twice (the
pickaxe, for example). I'm sorry if I forgot exactly where I got it
or exactly what it does, but any weapon that's worth it's weight in
zombie guts is most assuredly accounted for and thoroughly examined.

I will very likely be playing this game for a long time to come and
will update the fun, fun list as new uses for these toys are found.
Experimentation is still underway and there will likely be many more
different uses for weapons to be discovered!

Time to kill some zombies...


First and foremost, let's just make a comprehensive list of everything
that you can shove into a zombie's skull and watch him squirm with.

Weapons marked with an * are rare and usually only found in one place,
like after killing a psychopath.

Collect the whole set!

2'x 4"
Acoustic Guitar
Baking Ingredients
Baseball Bat
Bass Guitar
Battle Axe
Bowling Ball
Canned Food
Canned Sauce
Cardboard Box
Cash Register
CDs (30 count)
Ceremonial Sword*
Chinese Cleaver*
Cooking Oil
Dishes (30 count)
Drink Cans (12 count fridge pack)
Electric Guitar
Fire Axe
Fire Extiguisher (100 % full)
Frank West
Frying Pan
Garbage Can
Gems (10 count)
Golf Club (and 30 balls)
Gumball Machine
Hand Gun (30 bullet clip)
Heavy Machinegun (and a whopping 200 rounds)*
Hedge Trimmer
Hockey Stick (and 30 pucks)
Hunk of Meat (ewwwwwwwwww)
Hunting Knife
King Salmon
Laser Sword*
Lawn Mower
Lead Pipe
Lipstick Prop
Machinegun (with 150 bullets)
Mailbox Post
Mannequin Female
Mannequin Male
Mannequin Limbs (arms and legs)
Real Mega Buster*
Mega Buster*
Molotov Cocktail*
Nailgun (and 60 nails)
Novelty Masks (bear, horse, servbot, and imp)
Oil Bucket
Paint Can
Painting (5 flavors)
Perfume Prop
Pet Food
Plywood Panel
Potted Plant (6 flavors)
Propane Tank (small)
Propane Tank (large, w/ dolly)
Push Broom
Push Broom Handle
Rat Saucer*
Rat Stick*
Sausage Rack*
Saw Blade
Shopping Cart
Shotgun (with 20 round capacity)
Shower Head
Small Chainsaw*
Sniper Rifle (and 30 bullets)
Soccer Ball
Steel Rack
Store Display
Stuffed Bear
Stungun (with 100% of charge)
Submachine Gun (with a 150 round clip)
Toy Cube
Toy Laser Sword
TV (non-HD)
Water Gun (with 30 squirts)
Weapon Cart*
Wine Cask

Okay, so not *everything* in the mall can be picked up and used, but it's
pretty close.

While I'm sure we all have our "wish list" of weapon that we would like to
see (I know I do), this is more than enough to wreak havoc on zombies with.


Okay, now we come to the (Hunk of) Meat of this Guide. I'm going to break
each weapon down into several points:

Name - Duhr, the name of the weapon and a short description or (relatively)
funny joke.

Type - Type of weapon: melee, firearm, or humliation weapon

Longevity - How long the weapon lasts before it "breaks." I give more of a
relative term rather than a specific (i.e. 10 swings) because this can
change depending on your attack power and whether or not its
nighttime and the zombies are slightly more powerful. The big,
fat cop zombies are also more durable than, say, the female zombies
in skimpy dresses. The longevity of an item has more of a "feel" to
it than actual count, says I.

Power - Larger weapons made of steel are generally more damaging than
small ones or ones made out of cheap plastic or cuddly stuffing (but
they're not as cute).

Location - Most weapons are just lying around everywhere and anywhere, but
some are special or confined to a certain area or type of store. I'm not
going to list every location for "one here" weapons, just where these
weapons are most easily found, and usually in numbers. For example, there
IS one Toolbox in the back corner of the parking lot, but they are more
easily found in the warehouse.

Attacks - Most weapons have more than one use, and some of them are not
inherently obvious. That's where the fun comes in. Also, some weapons have
different effects if thrown, but most only go "BONK."

Rating - My own personal rating of how effective or useful the weapon is.
Keep in my mind that this is only my opinion. You mileage may vary.

Wheeeee! Factor - How fun is the weapon to use. That's why you're killing
zombies isn't it? For the fun of it! Also only my own opinion.

See also - People who bought this weapon also bought these...


2' x 4"

A brown long hunk of wood.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Great!
Location: Spread out throughout the mall. Find a bunch lying around North 
Plaza amidst the construction. Also, there's an infinite supply inside 
Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) in North Plaza and McHandy's Hardware (A105)
in Al Fresca Plaza.

A great go-to weapon for all around zombie killing use. Most zombies fall
to just one swing to the head. I guess it's only negative is that it won't
hit more than one zombie at a time. It lasts for a good while too.

Rating: A+ can't go too wrong with some 2'x4"'s in your inventory
Wheeee! Factor: A  You did buy this game to bean zombies in the head with
big sticks of wood, right?



Old school guitar made of wood.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Moderate
Location: Tunemakers (P106) in Paradise Plaza

Snag one of these and go Unplugged on some zombies. It has no special
attacks, but it is a little more powerful than a totally average weapon.
Good if you just run out weapons fending off the cultists in front of
the movie theater.

While all of the guitars are effectively the same, each type has a different
set of animations for their attacks. The Acoustic Guitar has sort of a
"stabbing" motion in front of you.

A lost touch is would be the abilty to smash this over a zombie's head
like the Honky Tonk Man. :(

Rating: C+  Unspectacular, but certainly works
Wheeeee! Factor: B-  Makes nice guitar noises when swung. I'm also 
overcome by the urge to sing Wanted Dead or Alive when I have it for some

See also: Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar

(A big stuffed teddy bear goes to Lucas for pointing out the differences
in guitars. I guess I never noticed. I usually pass by Tunemakers making
a beeline for that Bowling Ball. ^^)



Bag of Flour

Type: Humliation, thrown
Longevity: Single use
Power: None
Location: Many restaurants and in the Food Court

This is why I love this game. Sure, chopping up zombies into bloody chunks is
always fun, but it's the addition of these non-lethal, but hilarious weapons
that keeps me playing this game.

Throw or hit a zombie in the head with this to cover their face in flour and
watch them stumble about blind. Snap a photo for an Outake PP shot.

However, if you don't hit them in the face, it doesn't work.

Rating: F as a weapon, but that's not it's purpose.
Wheeeee! Factor: B  always cracks me up, but there are better humliation
weapons out there.

See also: Paint Can



Not to be confused with the Dumbbell. The Barbell is the big, long one.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Strong
Location: Flexin' (A104) in Al Fresca Plaza. You can take the one of the
weight benches too.

It packs a punch and will actually last a little bit if you take it into
a crowd of brain muchers and start swinging away. However, it is very heavy
and cumbersome and will likely get you grabbed by a zombie as you recover
from it's heavy, long swings. It certainly puts zombies down though.

Try it when you tried all the other (i.e. good) weapons. You're better off
just throwing one to clear your path out of Flexin' after saving your game.
(You *ARE* saving at every oppurtunity aren't you?)

Rating: D  waaaay to slow to be truly effective. Especially when there is
2' x 4"'s across the street
Wheeeee! Factor: C  Frank must be a pretty freakin' strong guy to actually
wield a barbell. Yikes!

See also: Dumbbell



Hey batta, batta! Swing batta!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Good
Location: All over. Oft found in trash cans, strewn about Leisure Park, and
an endless supply in sporting goods stores. I always grab the one lying next
to the steel rack on the rooftop by the elevator.

Probably the best non-special weapon in the entire game. It's fairly lethal
and will hit more than one zombie with its swing.

Hold down the X button to wind up and wait for the unfortunate zombie to
step up to the plate. Then swing away, Merrill! A fully powered hit also
nets you 10 PP.

Arm yourself with these and some 2'x4"'s and you are good to go, my friend.

Rating: A+
Wheeeee! Factor: A+ I don't need to elaborate on the joys of hitting a 
zombie with a baseball bat do I?



Similar to the Acoustic Guitar, but has a deeper voice.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Good
Location: Tunemakers (P106) in Paradise Plaza

Interchangable wiht the other guitars, just with a different sound when swung.
I guess whatever suits your musical taste best is the guitar you'll pick (no
pun intended).

The Bass Guitar's special attack is to smash the guitar with an 
onerhead full-on headbangers' smash the speakers move. Then, why isn't
that the special move for the Electric Guitar?

As weapons, all of the guitars make fine zombie bashers. It's just that there
is better.

Rating: C+  
Wheeeee! Factor: C   Bass is not really my thing. I'm more of headbanger. ^^

See also: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

(A big stuffed teddy bear goes to Lucas for pointing out the differences
in guitars. I guess I never noticed. I usually pass by Tunemakers making
a beeline for that Bowling Ball. ^^)



Ancient Medievil (or modern MMO) two handed Battle Axe.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Lots and lots
Location: Ned's Knickknackery (E205) Entrance Plaza top floor

Woof! This thing rocks. Grab some and go-a zombie chopping. Swings relativly
fast and sends zombie limbs flying.

Charge up X for a few seconds and then let it fly. Frank will spin around
with the axe like a whirling dervish, clearing all in his path. Obviously,
this will use up the axe faster, but you grabbed more than one right?

Throwing the axe will result in zombie-cide too. Just go get it.

Rating: A+   Chop-saki!!
Wheeee! Factor: A+  Especially in whirlish dervish mode.



Wooden bench previously used for sitting on.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Depends on how many zombies you take out at once it. I usually
throw them.
Power: Tons
Location: All over the mall. The park benches in Leisure Park can NOT be
picked up however. :(

This is a very underrated weapon, probably because it is unspectacular and
unwieldy. However, this thing can clear paths of zombies is a flash.

When used with just the X button, Frank lunges forward, plowing down zombies
directly in front of him. This is great in the first onsluaght in the
Entrance Hall in getting to the srairs. Also, when zombies gather around a
fallen human an start chowing down, this move can wipe them all out if
aimed properly.

That is its main drawback. The bench only hits zombies directly in front of
Frank, leaving him open from all other sides. 

That's why I usually thrown them. When, thrown, the bench clear clear a long
and wide path throguh the throngs of undead, allowing for safe passage.

Also, a thrown bench is *excellent* for clearing out groups of the raincoat
cultists. It usually kills them outright, leaving only the 6 and 10 pin
cultists left.

Rating: A  Seriously. Benches are plentiful and powerful. Path clearers of
the highest order.
Wheeeee! Factor: C   Okay, not whoppingly fun. 



An ageless, ancient Australian killing machine. Or small child's toy.

Type: Thrown
Longevity: Depends on if you catch it.
Power: Small
Location: Toy stores and there's a few in Leisure Park

More silly than actually useful. The Boomerang will hit the zombie in front
of you, and any in the way on it's return trip. I guess if you got good with
these, they could be quite effective at knocking zombies down. Takes a lot
to actually kill with though.

Rating: C-  It does have the ability to knock out more than one zombie, 
that's always a plus.
Wheeee! Factor: C+   Funny for a little bit.



These only come in blue? <insert your own blue balls joke here>

Type: Melee and thrown
Longevity: Moderate unless you bowl it and lose it.
Power: Heavy
Location: Sports stores and there is one in the fountain in front of Colby's
Occasionaly found in cardboard boxes.

One of my personal favorite weapons in the game. 

Always keep in mind that you do not have to throw the bowling bowl. You
can swing it like a regular melee weapon. It is also very powerful this
way, often smashing a zombie's head in a gout of blood. Lasts a long time
too, but is a little slow to wield.

Now, when "bowled" (using the throw button) you can line up your shot and let
fly, knocking down any zombie in its path. Hold down the X button to charge
your shot more, getting more zombies and a little PP.

Achievement Note: To get the "Strike!" achievement, you must knock down 10
zombies in a row with the same shot. The best places for this are North Plaza
and everybodys' favorite Maintenence Tunnels.

Rating: A
Wheeeee! Factor: A+   



A simple metal bucket

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Fairly decent if you actually swing it.
Power: Light
Location: All over. Lots in North Plaza

Yes, you can actually swing the buckets by holding X longer and beat
zombies with it. It's low on power though.

The bucket's real purpose is to tap X and put it over a nearby zombie's head
to blind it. It will then stumble about forever. Worth an Outtake PP shot.

Rating: C  Blinding weapon, usefull for that only
Wheeee! Factor: C   Moderately funny, but the other "place it over their
head" weapons are funnier.

See also: Novelty Masks, Pylon, Smokestack



I haven't figured out if this this cactus is supposed to be real or plastic.

Type: Melee, but better thrown
Longevity: Decent
Power: Moderate
Location: That Wild West Food Court. Yee-haw!

Unfortunately, zombies don't because littered with cactus needles after you
whack them with this a few times. 

Throw it to knock zombies out of your way.

Rating: C  One of those "throw it to clear your way" weapons, which do have
their purpose.
Wheeee! Rating: F :(  Now, if zombies beacme walking pincushions, then we'd
be on to something.



It's a can. That's it.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Small
Location: Usually in cardbaord boxes.

If there is some secret ability of the canned food, I have yet to find it.
I guess it's there as a thrown item if you have absolutely nothing else.
You can swing it, but it does little damage.

No, this is not a consumable item, but a weapon, but you can make juices
out of it like the Condiment. Just stick it in a blender.

Still, there's chainsaws out there ya know!

Rating: F
Wheeee! Factor: F



A large cardboard box.

Type: Melee, storage
Longevity: One hit before it breaks
Power: Light
Location: All over. Check every corner and nook and cranny to find them.

The cardboard box is not really a weapon in itself, but a hiding place for
other weapons or food. Pick it up and thrown it or Knee Drop it to break it
open and claim your prize.

Often hides that pack of Frozen Vegetables you so desperately need to get
some heath back.

No, you cannot hide in them like Snake. If this were a Konami game I'd
bet you could, but then again, you couldn't dress up like Megaman either.

Rating: hehe, A to F, depending on what's inside.
Wheeee! Factor: F   Functional, nut not fun.

See also: Garbage Can



Big White Cash register

Type: Melee
Longvetiy: Short
Power: Heavy
Location: Every single store in the mall. Most have more than one.

These wouldn't be so good if they weren't so plentiful. Probably meant to
be the last resort weapon when you run out of everything else. Big and heavy,
but it willbash zombies into the linolium. 

Or you can throw it and watch the money go flying as well as the zombies.

Rating: B-   Mostly because these things are literally everywhere.
Wheeee! Factor: C-   Dull, except when the money explodes.



And you thought your music store had too many of the same album.

Type: Thrown
Longevity: 30 CDs.
Power: Light
Location: Every music store

Either on manual aim or auto-aim, you chuck these 30 CDs into your zombies
while saying "I come in PEACE!" (Yay! to the three of you who get that joke)

A last resort weapon.

Rating: D    if you have nothing else, or have used everyting else
Wheeee! Factor: D  ( C+ if you've seen that movie :) )

Seea also: Dishes, Drink Cans, Gems



A golden sword adorned with runes and jewels and such.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Pretty good actually
Power: Great
Location: Only gotten after killing Sean, leader of the raincoat cult in
Colby's Movieland during the scoop "A Strange Group."

After his failed atempt to use this against you, this is right next to
Sean's fallen body. I don't think this is any more powerful than the regular
sword, but it does lasy for a long time and it is very useful against the
swarm of cultists who come running in afterwards.

Should you save the ceremonial sword for zombie killing, it behaves just
like the normal sword.

Jump and press X to unleash a downward strike instead of a Jump Kick. This
is both a good and bad thing. It is good because it cleaves zombies in two,
but slightly bad because the Jump Kick is very useful defensice manuever and
you lose it when equipped with a sword.

Still, Asan Chop!!

Rating: A   Chops up zombies and cultists alike
Wheeee! Factor: A   

See also: Katana, Sword



Aaaaah yes, the one you've been waiting for.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Appallingly short
Power: Lots and lots
Location: McHandy's Hardware (A105) in Al Fresca Plaza

I don't need to tell you all the wonderful things that a chainsaw can do to
a zombie. I'm sure you can figure all that out yourself. Okay, I will. It's
a chainsaw. I slices. It slices. It juliannes (whoever she is). You can also
stand still and let zombies stumble into it for fun.

Now, let me tell you why this is NOT the best weapon in the game. It counts
as a heavy weapon, meaning you cannot store it or switch weapons to something
else without dropping it. alos, if you get grabbed or struck by a zombie,
you will drop it. 

But mostly, this thing doesn't last long at all. Even if you grab a 
construction book, it still doesn't last long. It's really pathetic.

But, while it does last, it does do everything you dreamed of.

Rating: B+   A if it lasted. Maybe I'm being harsh, but it upsets me.
Wheeee! Factor: A+  Zombie + Chainsaw = fun!

See also: Excavator, Small Chainsaw



Get...the Comfy Chair!!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Moderate
Location: Scattered about, but mostly in restaurants and the Food Court.

Two types: The cushy stuffed chair and the white plastic chairs, but both
are equal in my eyes. 

Mostly used when you have nothing else, like cash registers.

It's a chair, not much else yo say about them.

Rating: D+   They work at least...
Wheeee! Factor: D   ...they're just boring.



Now THAT's a knife!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Lots
Location: After killing Larry the Butcher in Case 8-4, aptly named,
"The Butcher"

Larry's great big butcher knife. Chops up zombies and humans alike into
ground chuck Larry would have been proud of (if he was still alive).

Throw it for good zombie appedage removal.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+     Choppy choppy!



This is the regular version of the butcher's knife.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Good
Location: Meat Processing Area, Jill's Sandwiches (P104), a few other food
related places.

This is a really good weapon actually. It slashes fast and powerful and lasts
a respectable amount of time. Should you be in the Maintence Tunnel, duck
into the Meat processing Area to pick these up. 

You can also throw these for zombie insta-kills and great fun. That TWACK!
sound is very gratifying.

Rating: A    Fast, powerful, and effective
Wheeee! Factor: B+   More fun if thrown, you just have to go get it.

See also: Hunting Knife



Big yellow bottle that is not Orange Juice.

Type: Humliation
Longevity: One use
Power: None
Location: Most restaurants

One of the funnier weapons, throw the cooking oil at the feet of zombies and
watch them slide and slide on the slick surface. they'll do that until it
dries up.

A good tactic go into am area that has only one entrance, then throw a cooking
oil at the base of that entrance. Zombies won't be able to get in.

Outtake PP shot.

Rating: D   Only useful in certain situations. More for humor.
Wheeee! Factor: A  This is one of those things that hasn't gotten old yet.



Bottle of Ketchup (or is that barbeque sauce?)

Type: Humliation
Longevity: One use
Power: None
Location: Most food type places

You'd think this is just like the Cooking Oil and causes zombies to slip and
fall, but you'd be wrong. It's even better. What you do is jam the bottle
into a zombie's mouth and leave it there. Great photo op!

Also note that the Condiment can also be used as an ingredient in making

Rating: D   Humliation weapon
Wheeee! Factor: A   Funny, funny.



Pile of ceramic dishes

Type: Thrown
Longevity: 30 dishes
Power: Not bad actually
Location: We are on a restaurant kick aren't we?

Angry housewives beware! There's a new gunslinger in town! Aim and throw.
These are better than the CDs and gems and can kill zombies in two hits

Rating: C+     The best of the thrown weapons
Wheeee! Factor: C    sorta funny

See also: CDs, Drink Cans, Gems



Now comes in the handy fridge pack. How trendy.

Type: Thrown
Longevity: 12 cans
Power: Light
Location: Just so I don't say "restaurants" again, there are some in the
picnic area in Leisure Park and behind the counter at Colby's. Okay,
restaurants too.

Wow, you guys and your soda cans. :P

After futher experimentation with the soda cans, they have been found to be
much more powerful than originally listed. A well aimed shot to the head
will certainly bring a zombie down. 

I still say they should explode into a shower of fizz and foam. Travesty
says I!

Rating: C+   Just manually aim.
Wheeee! Factor: D, the first time.

See also: CDs, Dishes, Gems



The handheld version of the Barbell.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Good
Location: Flexin' (A104) in Al Fresca Plaza. There's also one in the fountain.

Actually a respectable weapon. There is better true, but also much worse too.
It is slow to swing, but just as powerful as you would guess it was. Braining
zombies heavy objects is pretty much the sole purpose of this game.

Rating: B
Wheeee! Factor: C+   Bowling balls is cuter, but this is fine.

See also: Barbell



Who are you? Stevie Ray Vaughn? Eddie Van Halen? or maybe Steve Clark?

Type: Melee
Longevity: Decent
Power: Moderate
Location: Tunemakers (P106) in Paradise Plaza

There are two styles of electric guitar: your standard version and the 
V-neck. Both are equal in ability (and sound), but have different attack

The standard guitar utilizes a spinning move that can clear out more than
one zombie at a time. Excellent to finish that three hit combo with.

By constrast, the V-neck only has a slower, more powerful (I guess) swing
as it's special attack. Huh?

Rating: C+ 
Wheeee! Factor: C+   Again, depends on your musical tases.

See also: Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar

(A big stuffed teddy bear goes to Lucas for pointing out the differences
in guitars. I guess I never noticed. I usually pass by Tunemakers making
a beeline for that Bowling Ball. ^^)



OMG!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Type: Melee, Heavy
Longevity: Unbelievably Long
Power: The most
Location: Two in Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) and one of the scaffolding in
the southern loop of North Plaza.

This massive power drill is possibly the most destructive weapon in the game!
Fire it up and ram it into a zombie and watch the blood and body parts fly!

Wait, it gets better! Now you can move with the Excavator and use the
spinning zombie to knock any other zombies out of the way. 

Or you can just stand still and watch the blood pool at your feet grow bigger,
and bigger, and bigger...

Things like this are why this game was made! :D

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+   Simple words do not describe this beast in action.



D-Fence! D-Fence!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Average
Power: Good
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) in North Plaza

This is fun for a little bit.

Take the fence and ram it over a zombie, that's really about it.

It does decent damage but has a slow swing.

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C   Does wear thin after a while



Previously used to recue people, now used to cut them into Zombait.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Not as much as you would think
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) (Uh-oh, here we go again...)

This is a smaller one handed axe, btw, we're missing the big two handed
version. Come on Capcom!

This is a good weapon, but weaker than it should be. There is an unending
supply of them however, so if you're an axe type person, there ya go.

They don't stick when thrown. Bummer. That would be a great photo.

Rating: B
Wheeee! Factor: B-   Should be better, but it's not, for some reason.



He really should ground that when using it.

Type: Uh...firearm I guess. You shoot it.
Longevity: 100%
Power: None
Location: Found in nooks all over the mall. There are actually signs pointing
towards them, just like in real life. Neato.

Not really a weapon, but more of a distraction. Spraying zombies causes them
to stagger and "cough" and forget about you for a second. Then throw it and

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: D+  Dull, but I like how the frost builds up on the zombies
as you keep spraying them.



Exactly what journalism school did Frank go to?

Type: Melee
Longevity: Depends on how good you are at the game.
Power: Awesome
Location: Uh, if you can't find this one, check the game disc you put in.
Maybe you put in Oblivion by mistake.

No really, Frank must have gone to Ninjitsu Journalism school or something.

Frank himself is a very lethal weapon after you learned some of his great
moves. Among the best or more useful are:

Double Lariat. Learn this one early. It does good damage but is even better
for clearing the area around you. (Note: an homage to Street Fighter's 
Zangief who uses this very same move ^^).

Somersault Kick. Tough to master, but kills zombies easily. Also, the move
I used to take down Brock in the final battle. Deals greta damage to him.
(Also a SF homage this time to Guile/Charlie).

Hammer Throw. While tough to get right (I often end up with a suplex instead)
this move can be great for clearing narrow paths like aisles and hallways.

Disembowel. Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking 'bout! Best move in the game.
It's effect are quite obvious, but don't forget that this move also works
on the raincoat cultists and special forces soldiers.

these are just the best moves IMHO, but absolutely none of the other moves 
are useless at all. The Giant Swing, Wall Kick, Lift & Throw, etc all have
their uses or are better adapted for different types of players.

Even Martin Riggs would be proud.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+



Like your zombies well done? Me too.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Good. but even Better if you heat it up.
Location: Back to the restaurants we go.

This is a very good weapon even without heating it up on a stove. the hollow
BONG of the pan smacking a zombie face is purely exquisite. 

It gets better. There is most always a stove nearby whever you find a frying
pan and you can heat up the frying pan on said stove, maiking it more
powerful and adding a new attack. When the pan lights up read, it's ready.
You also
get a PP bonus for using the stove.

Now hold X to stick the hot underside of the pan right in a zombie's face and
burn it to a crisp. While this does kill the zombie outright, I stick like to
whaxk it with the frying pan before it falls over. I just love that sound. ^^

Rating: A+
Wheeeee! Factor: A+   either way.



Lots of people throwing away their handguns I guess...

Type: Melee, storage
Longevity: Moderate if swung. Once if thrown
Power: Heavy
Location: All over

Like the cardboard box, this more of a storage device than an actual weapon,
but unlike the cardboard box, this will cause good damage if thrown at a
zombie first.

There are some truly bizarre things that have been "thrown out" by the
patrons of Willamette Mall. Handguns, Baseball Bats, Bowling balls?
How exactly did they fit a bowling bowl into that skinny openeing anyways?

Rating: C   often holds a good weapon, and a decent weapon itself.
Wheee! Factor: C   Trash goes flying and I'm just personally amused by the 
things I find in these trash cans.

See also: cardboard Box



Somewhere in the world, Zsa Zsa weeps...

Type: Thrown
Longevity: 10 diamonds
Power: Light
Location: All jewelry shops.

You have top break the glass countyers first, but then you can grab a handful
of gems and throw them at oncoming flesh eaters. 

Personally, I think these should be changed into "slip-and-fall" weapons.

Rating: D   Only 10? Blah
Wheeee! Factor: D  Like I said, zombies should slip and fall on them too.

See also: CDs, Dishes, Drink Cans.



Slight misnomer, should just say Golf Balls.

Type: Fiream
Longevity: 30 balls
Power: Small, but fun
Location: Sporting Goods stores.

I'll bet you'd like to wrap a 9-iron around some zombie's head, wouldn't you?
Sorry, you'll have to do that in real life instead because you won't do that
here. You don't use the golf club, but rather smack golf balls at zombies.

Putting Green frustrations aside, there is still good amounts of fun to be
had here. Only use it when you're relatively light on zombies and can
properly line up your shots before striking. 

Oh, and you have to yell "Fore!" You have to. It's required.

Rating: B-    Why exactly don't you switch to just the club when you run out
of balls exactly? Hmmmmm? Oh well.
Wheeeee! Factor: B   Fore!

See Alos: Hockey Stick



Find the black one and win a prize!

Type: Melee/Humliation
Longevity: One Shot
Power: None really
Location: One in the lobby of Colby's MOvieland (L1) and some in the
playgrounds in Wonderland Plaza.

Another "not really a weapon per se" weapon. Throw it at a crowd of
zombies and then watch then fun. When the gumball machine explodes it
throws all of its contents onto the ground, turning the crowd into a
zombie disco dance. Hilarity ensues.

Rating: D   not a weapon
Wheeee! Factor: B   Funny, but doesn't last long.



Point and shoot, kind of like spray paint.

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 30 rounds
Power: Moderate
Location: Infinite supply in the Huntin' Shack (N127) and taken off of
zombie cops.

Any of us Resident Evil and horror movie veterans are already quite familiar
with the proper use of a handgun versus zombies. Aim for the head to take
them out with one shot. 

Actually the game's auto-aim is rather reliable and will often (not always)
target the nearest zombie and plug him. 

I personally don't think the handgun is very useful in this game. It does 
too little damage and, more importantly, even less knock back on the

Survivors can make much more use out of handguns than you can, so give them
some if you got 'em. That's if you're even bothering to save the survivors
that is.

Rating: B
Wheeee! Factor: B   Successful zombie headshots are still as gratifuing as

See also: Submachine Gun, Shotgun



To match that women's skirt suit you just changed into (Eek!)

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Moderate
Location: Any upscale women's store

Ummm, yeah. Wanna feel like a true pansy? Take one of these into a 
psychopath fight. 

The flip side is thinking about how Cliff must feel getting beat to
beat by a cross dressing guy with a purse.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: C-   If you're into that sort of thing.



No wire hangers! (Okay, cheap joke, but I couldn't think of anything else)

Type: Humiliation
Longevity: Moderate
Power: None
Location: Most stores that sell clothing of any kind.

Couldn't figure out what to do with these at first. Slashing with them
wasn't producing adequate results. 

Then I jammed the hanger into the zombie's mouth. Awesome! Good photo
op too.

Rating: D    They are plentiful though.
Wheeee! Factor: B-



I love smashing these 'cause I can't afford one myself.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Short
Power: Strong
Location: Entrance Plaza during opening. Also in displays scattered
throughout the mall.

This is another of the big heavy throw 'em weapons. Useful for
minimum wage gratification of breaking expensive equipment.

Rating: C-
Wheeee! Factor: C-

See also: TV



Massive mounted .50 calibur machinegun. Hehe.

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 200 rounds
Power: Awesome
Location: Taken off of the convicts jeep in Leisure Park. You only need to kill
the gunner to get it.

The convicts can be tough for some people, but grab a shotgun (I'll tell you
where later, hehe) and you can make short work of the gunner. When the driver
hits a wall and stops moving, run up and snatch the machinegun from the back
of the jeep. Now you're playing with power!

This is the most powerful of the normal (non-unlockable) firearms and it mows
down anything in its firing range. Again, the game's auto-aim works fairly well
and you only need to tap the button to drop each and every zombie you can.

Or, if you can lug this beast around long enough, it makes short work of any
psychopath, especially Cletus in the Huntin' Shack. 

Note that this is a heavy weapon, and you can only carry it, or you drop it.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+  Even if you just squander the bullets, it's still a whole
lot of fun!



I think that zombie's too tall, he needs a trim. Snip, snip.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Very Good
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) in North Plaza, McHandy's
Hardware (A127), Also some scattered around Leisure Park.

Another reason this game was created. Take these giant scissors and lop off
some zombie limbs. Family fun for all!

Add to that an unlimited supply in Crislip's and you are good for a long
afternoon of zombie pruning.

Rating: A  Instant kill and lasts for a good time.
Wheeee! Factor: A  One of my other personal favorites.



A nice, large Bowie knife.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Decent
Location: Lots in Ripper's Blades (N116) in North Plaza, but you'll
likely get more from any of the yellow Hawaiian shirt wearing zombies. 
Must be some sort of gang.

This weapon is decent. It attacks fast and after you've raised your attack
power, you can fell zombies fairly quickly with these.

It best ability however, is its quantity. Those yellow guys are all over
the place and every single one of them drops a knife. These are great
for filling your inventory until you find something better.

Also, throw these into zombies and watch them stick. Ewwwwww.

Rating: B+   Very,very plentiful
Wheeee! Factor: B



Got a zombie problem, eh?

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 30 pucks
Power: Moderate
Location: Most sporting goods stores

Just like the golf club, you only get to shoot pucks with the hockey stick; 
you do not get to use the stick itself.

Again, what gives? Where's my two minutes for high sticking? 

Ooooo, Ooooo, OR

How's about knocking off a zombie's head, and then hitting that around.

Yeah, there we go.

Rating: B-
Wheeee! Factor: B   Disapointing because of the stick thing, but the pucks do
make a good Whack! sound.

See also: Golf Club



Go on. Lend someone a hand.

Type: Humiliation
Longevity: Until a zombie eats it.
Power: None
Location: Found anywhere someone's died. Also sometimes appears when you're
busy chopping up zombies with one of your favorite weapons.

Another of the most underrated weapons in the game. This thing can get you out
of some tight jams.

Basically, you throw the hunk of meat near of crowd of zombies, and they will
go after it instead of you.

Or, you can use these as bait to lead zombies into groups, then unleash a 
weapon of mass carnage on them, like a bench. That tactic works very well.

OR, run up and jam it into a zombie's mouth. Hey. that's where it was going
anyways. Very excellent photo op.

Rating: B+   Honestly, it works. Try it.
Wheee! Factor: C   Ewwwwwww, that's icky.



A long edged ninja sword. I have no joke here. It's a katana.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Gooder
Location: Ned's Knickknackery (E205) in Entrance Plaza or Ripper's Blades
(N116) in North Plaza. 

(And yes, I know about the one on the canopy by Colombian Roastmasters.
See the introduction. I can't list each and every single spot that one
single weapon sits in the entire game.)

Unleash your inner ninja and unleash mass carnage on the sea of undead.
Easily one of the best melee weapons in the game. This is even slightly
better than the sword because it still gives you access to your Jump Kick

You can also kill a zombie instantly by throwing the blade.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+

See also: Ceremonial Sword, Sword



A big fish.

Type: Melee
Longevity: One hit
Power: Low
Location: The fish counter in Seon's Food & Stuff (L3) or swimming around
the lake in Leisure Park

This is probably one you haven't found. You're not missing anything, other
than hitting a zombie in the face with a fish.

Rating: F
Wheeee! Factor: D+  Funny about three times. Then, not so much.



Now *I* am the master!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Great
Power: Greater
Location: Unlocked by getting the 5-Day Survivor Achievement. Appears in
the security room along with your wrestling boots and Megaman outfit.

This would be the lethal version of the Toy Laser Sword found in toy stores.

I hear it also toasts zombies as it slices them.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+  Neato whooshing laser sounds...followed by zombie screams.



The big red industrial type.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Great
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) and there's one by the Food Court
entrance in Leisure Park.

If you really wanted to, you can pick this up and beat zombies over the
head with it. Or throw it. That's a lot of fun. But that's not really
what you want to do with it...is it?

The controls of the lawn mower are a little strange, but you start it
up and hold X to drive forward. You can then steer it left or right,
preferably into large crowds of zombies.

Unfortunately, the zombies do NOT get chewed up and spit out the side
in little zombie chunks. Awwwwww.

Rating: B+   Works great, but the controls are a little wonky IMO.
Wheeee! Factor: A   Fire that greenskeeper!



A long hollow tube made of solid steel. 

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Good
Location: Scattered through North Plaza, among other places. I always grab
the one in the warehouse by the elevator on my way through.

Bonk. Bonk. Bonk. This is me bashing a zombie's face in with a lead pipe.

What you may not know however, is the lead pipe's thrown properties. 
If you throw a lead pipe into a zombie it will stick straight into it
while blood pours out of it. This kills the zombie after a few seconds,
as well as getting gross/cool.

Rating: A  Good all-around weapon. The thrown kills work very well too.
Wheee! Rating: B



Speaking of Zsa Zsa, here's her lipstick tube.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Low
Location: Cosmetics Shops.

This is a big lipstick display. Pick it up and hit zombies with it.
I don't think there's much more to it than that.

Moderately humorous.

Rating: D
Wheee! Factor: C



No, THAT's a knife!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: High
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon after defeating Cliff the psychopath.

Cliff's great big blade, covered in the blood of his many, many kills.

There's nothing particularily specific about the machete. Grab it and
chop away!

Of course, if you've unlocked the hockey mask and prisoner garb, you can
recreate a certain horror movie star for another clash of horror movie
giants. Jason vs. Zombies! Sign me up!

Rating: A+   but only ONE! T.T
Wheeee! Factor: A+   Especially in full Jason glory.




Type: Firearm
Longevity: 150 rounds
Power: High
Location: Taken from fallen Special Forces near the end of the game (if
you've been solving all the cases). If not, don't fret. You can still get
one off of survivor Brett, who takes up shop in the Huntin' Shack later
in the game with his two friends. Either kill him or trade him something
else for it. 

This is a powerful combination of power and firing speed. that, and the
150 rounds don't even get used up quickly. Or, if the Spec Ops soldiers
are running around, you can just get another one.

No, you cannot use the under M203 grenade launcher. I guess they didn't
bring the ammo for that.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A



Not just the box, but its post as well. Cool.

Type: Melee
Longevity: A few whacks before becomes just the post
Power: Moderate
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) in North Plaza

Special delivery! Take this metal box on a pole and whack up some zombies
good. After a few good whacks, the box falls off and your left holding
just your pole.

Wait, I'm not sure that came out right...

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C  Kinda funny, but there's ten times better stuff, even in
the same store!

See Also: Push Broom, Push Broom Handle



Left after bashing zombies with the mailbox and post a few times.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Moderate
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) in North Plaza, and after using
the Mailbox and Post.

After your left standing with just your post in your hand, you might as
well keep using it. Very similar to the Push Broom, but not the Lead Pipe.

This can also be used to impale zombies like the Push Broom Handle or
Lead Pipe.

Honestly, the game needs more items like this: Ones that break and then
become something else. Just better ones. ^^

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C-  Not as funny without the attached mailbox.

See Also: Push Broom, Push Broom Handle


Slightly less animated versions of human beings.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Short before it breaks into pieces. Pieces last Moderately
Power: Moderate
Location: Strewn about the mall. There's always some in the warehouse.

I'm not going to make seperate entries for each and every mannequin limb
because the right leg doesn't behave any differently than the left leg.

First, the mannequin starts out whole until you bash it against a zombie
(or the wall). Then, it breaks into five pieces: right and left arm,
right and left leg, and the torso.

The two legs behave exactly the same. Frank uses the same thrusting attack
that the Acoustic Guitar Uses. Moderately powerful.

The Left Arm (the one that's bent) works just like the Boomerang. That's
a bit strange.

The other arm is simply a smacking weapon. 

The torso is also just a melee weapon, but it is certainly more
powerful than the limbs are. 

Rating: C-
Wheeee! Factor: C+   



Wow, they really could have gone off the deep end and made all of the
Megaman boss weapons unlockable in this game.

Type: Firearm (literally)
Longevity: 300 Mega-blasts
Power: Great
Location: Unlocked with the "Zombie Genocide" achievement. Spawns in
the Security Room with all your other goodies.

The powerful firearm equivalent of the Laser Sword. The blasts move
slower than normal bullets, but they pack an extra punch. 

And you Absolutely HAVE to dress up in the full Megaman outfit while
using this. Otherwise, you would just look silly. :P

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+



Hehe, this would be the fake version of Megaman's standard weapon.

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 30 shots
Power: Like, none
Location: Gift ship in Colby's Movieland (L1).

I laughed for an hour when I found this. This is a toy Mega Buster
that fires ping pong balls. Does absolutely very little to zombies, but
gawd, is it funny. 

It should be noted that you CAN kill zombies with this, but it may take
a whole clip. Watch your back in the meantime.

Rating: F 
Wheeeee! Factor: A+   Maybe I'm just partial to Megaman, but this was
the funniest thing I found in the game.



"As per instructions, you just light it and throw it."

Type: Firearm/Bomb
Longevity: Only one
Power: Great
Location: Can only be gotten from Paul, the psychopath turned survivor,
if you put him out when he's on fire. Later on, Otis will call you and
say that Paul has a present for you. Guess what it is.

These work extremely well, but you only get one. Yes, you can stock up
on them by talking to Paul multiple times, but they go quickly.

Toss one into a swatch of zombies and Boom! watch 'em go up in smoke!

Rating: B+  Very effective, but too rare to be relied upon.
Wheeee! Factor: B   The only bomb type weapon you'll be getting.



Nailed 'em both!

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 60 nails
Power: Light
Location: Found throughout the construction in North Plaza and Crislip's.

Way too weak to be any effective. However, it can help clear off some of
the walkways of zombies without using up your really good weapons.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: C+   The idea of nailing zombies is more fun than the actual



A black stick used to quell unruly criminals.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Better than average
Power: Moderate
Location: Dropped by zombie cops. They either drop this or a handgun.

Eh, better than nothing if you run out of weaponry. It can knock down
zombie after several strikes. 

Holding down X will result in a thrusting motion as opposed to the proper
way to whack someone with a nightstick.

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: D   Bleh



Four types: Bear, Horse, Imp, and Servbot.

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Til you knock it off.
Power: None
Location: Toy stores.

These are hilarious. They don't damage zombies at all, but instead
you place them over zombies' head so they can't see. Then they stumble
around in bear or horse heads. 

Also note that you can dress up in any of these masks too, if you like.

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: A

See also: Bucket, Pylon, Smokestack



A typical plastic bucket.

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Eternal
Power: None
Location: Strewn about North Plaza. McHandy's Hardware in Al Fresca Plaza.

Another in the line of the "throw it at their feet and watch them stumble"
weapon. I guess it comes down to personal preference. 

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: C+   

See also: Cooking Oil, Perfume Prop.



The large, blue umbrellas that save you from the strong UV rays of the
sun. Those things are dangerous ya know.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long enough
Power: None really
Location: Found all over Al Fresca Plaza and on the ground floor of
Entrance Plaza.

If the endless swarms of zombies are starting to get on your nerves and
you just want to get from point A to point B quickly, then this is the
weapon for you. The umbrella doesn't actually damage zombies, but it will
knock each and every one out of your way as you blaze your trail.

Rating: B   Extremely useful for getting across long hallways packed with
Wheeee! Rating: B



Comes in five different styles, but they're all the same.

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Single use
Power: None
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) or in most of the the theaters.

Very similar to the Skylight in where you jam it over the
zombie's body, pinning it's arms to its sides and it just stumbles about
trying to get you, only a little funnier.

Rating: C+
Wheeee! Factor: C+

See also: Skylight



At least it's more effective than the Lipstick Prop.

Type: Humliation.
Longevity: Single use
Power: None
Location: Cosmetics Shops

See that great big perfume display in front of the cosmetic store? See that
zombie slowly shuffling his way towards you? 

See that same zombie slipping and falling on his undead butt after he's
stepped into the puddle of perfume you threw at him?

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C



Whoa, that was a surprise today!

Type: Humliation
Longevity: One hit
Power: None
Location: I just found one on a survivor during Infinity Mode today. It
must be in that mall somewhere normally, but damned if I ever ran across it

Smack zombies in the face with this, or throw it at their feet and
watch them fall.

Yup, another one of those.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: D   Cooking Oil lasts far longer.



Gives zombies more holes in their heads than they previously had.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Decent
Location: Ha! Finally found where these suckers are hiding! 
Sports High (E102) in Entrance Plaza.

These should be better, but they certainly kill zombies good enough. They
last a very fair length of time too.

I guess I'm just disappointed that you don't ram one into a zombie's
skull and leave it there. Maybe I'm asking for too much.

Rating: Normally only a B maybe, but an A+ when you're empty-handed in that
cave. There's just this and some rocks.
Wheee! Factor: C+    Well, it works at least.



A great big square chunk of plywood.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Great
Location: Across North Plaza and in the theaters.

Take note that not all of the plywood panels you see lying around North
Plaza can be picked up. Be sure you see the orange weapon marker before
you try to pick one up.

That being said, this is another underrated weapon because of its size
and unweildy nature. It wipes out zombies by the truckload however.

Frank swings the panel in a low but wide swing which chops off all of
the zombie's legs in the vicinity. Cuts them off at the knees, literally.

Also note that this may not kill all of the zombies outright and they may
still crawl after you. You can then put them out of your misery at will, 
or let them stay crawling.

Rating: B
Wheeee! Factor: B



Comes in six, count 'em, six varieties.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Usually only 1 hit.
Power: Good
Location: All over Willamette Parkview Mall.

There are six different kinds of plants, but the ones you will most likely
use are the large, circular ones lining Paradise Plaza. Pick one up and
Blammo! smash it over a zombie's head. Good fun.

The other potted plants are also usually only good for one shot deals. Even
though you can swing away with them, They're usually better as thrown
weapons to clear away a pesky relentless zombie.

Rating: C+
Wheeee! Factor: C+  I do like the way they smash and shatter.



I highly recommend not running into them with your car.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long if you bash with them.
Power: Good, both for bashing and exploding
Location: Crislip's again. Or you can find many zombies with them in the
Maintenece Tunnel.

Both the large and small varieties can be picked up and used for zombie
bashing, and they pack quite a punch too. They have a better use though.

Place one and then bait a group of zombies with a hunk of meat. Then take
aim with your firearm...

Have you ever seen Jaws?

Rating: B   Just don't be too close to the blast.
Wheeee! Factor: B+    Zombies fall down, go boom.



Helpful friend of janitors everywhere. Only comes in green though.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Decent until the head comes off.
Power: Decent when there's nothing else around.
Location: Bathrooms the mall wide. Also in the Meat Processing Area.

The Push Broom's biggest asset is its range. Its swing goes downward,
but it clobbers zombies across the brain. Sometimes its all you got down
in the Maintenence Tunnel.

Becomes the Push Broom Handle after the head breaks off.

Rating: C+   Sometimes, it's all you got.
Wheeee! Factor: C+   Generally dull, but it does hit hard.



You go from holding your pole to holding your stick. Ewwwwwwww.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Above average
Power: Good
Location: Already in your hand if you had a Push Broom.

After the head falls off the broom, you're left with just the stick, which
is actually not as good. Instead of swinging the bromm stick, you stab
with it. It actually does decent damage, but it leaves you too open to
attack from the sides and behind.

Or, you can throw it to impale zombies with. Aim for the head; that's
always funny.

Rating: C- 
Wheeee! Factor: C-   Eh.



Orange road cone.

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Lasts until you remove it.
Power: None
Location: All over North Plaza and Leisure Park by the parking lot.

Ahh, my personal favorite. Sticking these over zombie heads doesn't get
old. It just doesn't. 

I try to get as many as I can in one area and create an army of walking
road hazards. Well, I think it's funny.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+

See also: Bucket, Novelty Mask, Smokestack



A bug in a bottle. Where exactly did that bottle come from?

Type: Thrown
Longevity: One use
Power: Instant death...er, again.
Location: Only found after killing Queen host zombies. You can see the
glowing red queen stuck to the backs of their necks and these zombies walk
with their hands in the air, as if trying to catch flies.

The Queen is like a zombie bomb. It will instantly kill all zombies
within its "blast" radius. 

You should always keep a Queen on you at all times just in case of
something going wrong and you have to make a very quick getaway.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: B+   When struck, all of the zombies' heads explode. 
That's Wheeee!



A pink flying saucer with your hero and mine, Ratman!

Type: Thrown
Longevity: In truth, I've never really used them up.
Power: Little
Location: Gift Shop in Colby's Movieland (L1).

Stand at the counter and nad an infinite supply of these and unleash
your frisbee rage on the zombies shuffling about the lobby. That's
really all they're good for.

Kind of humorous.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: C+  Funny for a little bit.



Another promotional toy for Ratman. Megaman would so kick his ass.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Boringly long
Power: Light
Location: Gift shop in Colby's Movieland (L1).

This rat toy is a wand in the shape of a rat's tail, and it's about as
damaging as a real rat's tail would be. 

Use it just as a goof.

Okay, as people have pointed out to me, it isn't entirely useless as you
can throw it and impale zombies with it. It still doesn't hoist my sail

Rating: C-
Wheeee! Factor: C



A great, big 'ol rock.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Very Good
Location: Outdoors in Leisure Park and the final cave in Overtime Mode.

The Rock is far more useful than you would imagine. The Rock explodes
zombie heads very well. Frank's heavy downward swing almost always bashes
heads and turns them into goo.

Or, you can throw these big rocks and knock down several zombies in a row. 

Rating: B
Wheeee! Factor: B-



Not to be confused with the other racks. This one smells like pork.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Heavy
Location: In the back corner of the  Meat Processing Area in the
Maintenece Tunnels.

Aside from the dangling sausages, this cart behaves just like the others.
pick it up and swing away. 

I don't think too many zombies are vegetarian.

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C-



A bigger, deadlier CD.

Type: Thrown
Longevity: Moderate
Power: Decent, or Insta-kill
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) or break open a Toolbox.

This is fun. 

I recommend manually aiming these because if you hit a zombie (or two) in
the head, you will decapitate them with much gore and fanfare. The
auto-aim can do this too, just not as often.

They make a cool whizzing sound too.

Rating: B   for the instant death.
Wheeee! Factor: B



Won't do anything for that rotting flesh, but your hair will look great!

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Once
Power: None
Location: Cosmetics and Beauty Shops.

The problem with this guide is that some of these weapons are perfectly
identical in use to antoher weapon, they just look different.

Throw it at zombie feet and watch them dance.

Rating: C-
Wheeee! Factor: C+



The only difference is that one has brown shelves.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Short
Power: Heavy
Location: Strewn about North Plaza. There are also some in the warehouse too.

Case in point, these two.

These are cumbersome, heavy objects, but they do splatter zombies fairly well.

Like the Benchs though, I personally think they are more effective when

Rating: C+
Wheee! Factor: C+



Blue plastic shopping cart. Loved by all jackasses.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Moderate
Location: Seon's Food and Stuff (L3) and often seen being pushed by
fat lady zombies.

Sadly, you cannot ride in the shopping cart yourself or put zombies in it
and push them away. Awwwww. What a lost oppurtunity.

What the shopping cart is good for is knocking zombies out of your way, 
just like the Parasol, but with a much narrower swath.

OR...here's a fun thing to do. After you grab a shopping cart, press A
to have Frank boot the cart with force and send it flying through 
whatever zombies are unlucky enough to be standing in front if it. 
(A kudos to Matt for that one).

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: B-   when going Wheeeee!



Ah yes, the shotty...

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 20 shells
Power: High
Location: Huntin' Shack (N127) in North Plaza.

The shotgun as it applies to Dead Rising. It delivers a powerful blast
that usually pops zombie heads. Manually aim for the best results.

Its cone of fire is wider than it looks. 

This is also extremely effective against psychopaths and is my
firearm of choice in those battles.

Rating: A
Wheeee! Factor: A   Taking out three or four zombies at once is always fun.



Okay, that's gross.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Decent
Power: Insta-kill
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon and sometimes found in cardboard boxes.

This is equally cool and horrific at the same time. What you do is jam
the shower head into the top of a zombie's skull, and then watch the blood
rain out of the shower head.

Okay, ewww.

Rating: B+
Wheeee! Factor: B+



Wow, why does this suck?

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: High, if you can hit with it.
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) and all over North Plaza. A few
are located in Leisure Park as well.

This would seem to be a standard zombie killing weapon, but its behavior
is awkward. What the shovel wants to do is decapitate a fallen zombie
with a downward strike (which is really cool if you get it), but what it
doesn't do is worry about the three other zombies that are still standing.
This can be very frustrating and maybe even fatal to you.

Stoopid shovel.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: B+  if you actually get its kill move.



Death has come for you!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Insta-kill
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2), Leisure Park, and sometimes
found in cardboard boxes.

The Sickle has two main attacks, both of them absolutely devastating.

By simply pressing X, Frank will catch the nearest zombie by the head and
SWIP!, decapitate them cleanly.

Or, you can hold X down for a wide low swing that slices off any zombies'
legs in range. The arc of this swing is also almost a full 180 degrees
in the direction Frank is facing.

Very, very good weapon.

Rating: A
Wheeee! Factor: A



Everywhere signs. Blocking up the scenery.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Average
Power: Moderate
Location: Storefronts the mall wide.

These are the "Sale" and advertising signs placed out in front of stores.
You can pick these up and knock some zombies out of your way if you have
nothing else. 

I know I want to take out some zombies out with that Christy cutout. 

Rating: C-
Wheeee! Factor: D   If you have nothing else.



No skating in the mall, you punk!

Type: Melee/Transport
Longevity: High
Power: Moderate
Location: Sporting Goods stores.

Definitely better as a mode of transportation than an actual weapon, but
you can use it as such. I mean as a melee weapon too, not just running
over any zombies in your way while riding it.

Rating: B-
Wheeee! Factor: B



Hey zombie, lighten up!  (Ugh, that was terrible.)

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Long if you leave it there.
Power: None
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (popular place huh) in North Plaza.

Indeintical to the Painting where you stick it over a zombie's
body, pinning it down.

It is kind of fun to try to incapacitate every single zombie in Crislip's
this way.

Rating: C-
Wheeee! Factor: C

See also: Painting



Trust me, I know what I'm doing...

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Extremely High
Location: Crislip's Home Saloong in North Plaza, McHandy's Hardware (A105)
in Al Fresca Plaza, North Plaza, and the the warehouse.

Not my wheeee! favorite, but probably my most used weapon.

Like the Sickle, the sledgehammer has two obliterating attacks.

The first ius a powerful downward strike that smashes zombie heads into mush.

Hold X to execute a low sweeping attack that brings nearby zombies to their

Note that this can also kill survivors in one hit. Oops, sorry Aaron.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A



Now THIS is what we had in mind!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Great!
Location: In front of the Space Coaster in Wonderland Plaza, but only after
defeating Adam the Evil Clown.

There aren't enough kind things to say about Adam's small chainsaws. They're
small, so you can carry more than one and other weapons too. They're chainsaws,
so they obliterate zombies easily. They respawn at the coaster too. Wonderful!

These are the melee weapons of choice for defeating the other psychopaths.
Three or four good whacks and that's all she wrote. Take that, Jo!

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+

See also: Chainsaw



Ummmm, yeah.

Type: Humliation
Longevity: Once
Power: None
Location: Crislip's Home Saloon (L2) in North Plaza.

You know the drill by now. Stick it over a zombies head. Watch them
walk around blind. 

Mix these in while you're smashing paintings and skylights over other zombies
in Crislip's if you like.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: D    Pylon, all the way.

See also: Bucket, Novelty Masks, Pylon.



For those who have no desire to keep up close and personal.

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 30 bullets
Power: High
Location: Huntin' Shack (N127) or taken off the three sniper psychopaths:
Roger, Jack, and Thomas.

This is for those of you who are not like me and want to stay as far away
from zombies as possible. Popping zombie heads is always good family fun

This can also be very effective against the convicts in Leisure Park,
allowing you to freely shoot them from out of their machinegun range.

Rating: B   Personal, I don't care much for the sniper rifle.
Wheeee! Factor: B



Au revior!

Type: Thrown (er, kicked to be technical)
Longevity: Good
Power: Moderate
Location: Sporting Goods atores and there are some on the rooftop.

These are very effective early on in the zombie while zombies are still
fairly weak. The Soccer Ball will pinball itself through nearby crowds of
zombies, knocking down as many as ten zombies. This usually doesn't kill
zombies, but it will certainly get them out of your way.

Rating: B   for zombie clearing.
Wheeee! Factor: B-

See also: Toy Cube.



This must have been the really slow day in the weapon brainstorming meetings.

Type: Firearm,...er...mouth?
Longevity: About a minute
Power: Good, but gross
Location: Made in blender. Ingredients could be anywhere.

I don't know if you know this or not, but if you hold the trigger button
down when Frank is unequipped with a weapon, Frank will spit at passing
zombies. Noraml spit, in and of itself, doesn't really do anything, but
mix it with that frothy blue juice you've made to turn it into spicy
jalepeno spit (or something) called Spitfire.

Spitfire juice can be made from mixing a pie with a Condiment (I'm sure
there are other cominations, but don't email me with them. This is not
the juice FAQ :P ) and it will turn your spit into a liquid acid that puts
zombies down for the count.

Rating: C+
Wheeeee! Factor: B if you get your jollies off of gross things like this.



The absolute best weapon in the game!...for a whole one minute.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Very good
Power: Moderate
Location: The warehouse and particularily in the cultists' hiedout.

In any other situation, the Stepladder is excentionally average and should
be replaced by anything else.

However, should you get gassed and captured by the raincoat cult, the 
Stepladder is the only weapon you will get to blaze your path to that sword
lying on the tarp. Then use it to mop up the stragglers.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: D



Shotgun? Sniper Rifle? Nah! I've got a store display!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Decent
Power: Good
Location: Huntin' Shack (N127) in North Plaza.

I have no idea why you would grab these when there are shotgun five feet
away. I guess you could clear out the zombies in front of the store
without wasting bullets.

Rating: F
Wheee! Factor: D



Hey, it worked for Harrison Ford.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Average
Location: Food Court

The selection of "real" weapons in the Food Court is relatively light, so
this is one of the better ones if you didn't bring anything else with you.
It's not too powerful, but it swings faster than the larger chairs or
cash registers.

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C



Feel the wrath of the giant stuffed teddy bear! Arrrrrrrrrr!

Type: Melee
Longevity: High
Power: Little
Location: Toy Stores, and there is one of the blue outcropping of 
Paradise Plaza.

Yes, you CAN kill zombies with the teddy bear. It takes many, many swings but
they will go down eventually. This is a goof weapon of the highest order.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: B   




Type: Melee
Longevity: 100& charge
Power: Decent
Location: Taken from the psychopath Jo the cop. Sometimes found in
cardboard boxes.

Hehe, this is pretty fun! Zap! Zap!

You can hold the button down and shock a zombie until it dies, or you can
use samller zaps and watch them convulse for a few seconds to your own

Rating: C+   not very powerful however.
Wheeee! Factor: B+



Better than the Handgun; but not the Shotgun

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 100 bullets
Power: Moderate
Location: The only weapon that isn't found in one central location.
There is one in the fountain in Al Fresca Plaza, one on the blue overhang
in Paradise Plaza past the giant bear, and one in front of Chris the chef's
entrance right under his nose.

Like I said, this is better than the handgun because of its higher rate
of fire and it can certainly be a welcome weapon to your inventory early
in the game. 

Very good against the early psychopaths and zombies alike. Aim slightly high
and sweep across them at head level. You'll get a few of them.

Rating: B+
Wheeee! Factor: B-




Type: Melee
Longevity: Good
Power: Good
Location: Ripper's Blades (N116) in North Plaza and the one in the
cultists' hideout.

Very good weapon for cutting swaths through packed in shoulder to
shoulder zombie groups. 

Jump up and press X to use a chop-saki move that cleaves zombies in two.

Rating: A
Wheeee! Factor: A

See also: Ceremonial Sword.



Boring, but it's what inside that counts.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Short
Power: Moderate
Location: Strewn about North Plaza and the warehouse.

The toolbox itself is a little more powerful than, say, a cardboard box,
but it breaks open to reveal a couple Saw Blades. Better than finding
cabbage I'd say.

Rating: D
Wheeee! Factor: D

See also: Saw Blade.



A colorful giant foam cube. More damaging than it sounds.

Type: Thrown
Longevity: Good
Power: Light
Location: The playground areas in Wonderland Plaza.

The Toy Cubes work just like the Soccer Balls. You kick them and they
pinball arounf nearby zombies, knocking them over and out of the way for a 
few seconds. Good for getting out of jams.

Rating: D+
Wheeee! Factor: C+ I think it's funny.



My favorite toy weapon next to the Mega Buster.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Average
Power: Light
Location: Toy Stores

This glowing sword often won't even kill one single zombie before it breaks,
but I like the cool sound it makes. Or I make my own lightsaber sound effects.
Whoosh! whoosh!

But here's a fascinating discovery made by Ithaqua:

"Just by having the toy laser sword in your inventory, you will be surrounded
by a pink glow at night time, extending your vision in the dark.
Since I get a glare on my tv screen I need to have one of these in
inventory or I can't play during the games night cycle."

Makes me wonder what other weapons might have some other useful function
other than slaying zombies. Perish the thought...

Rating: C   Promoted for its use in the dark.
Wheeee! Factor: B    It's funny to me.



Just a TV. Looks kind of like mine.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Average
Power: Good
Location: The warehouse a few other displays around the mall.

The big, heavy picture tube TV's may be obsolete in today's TV viewing
world, but they still kill zombies just as well as any Plasma TV.

Throw them to make the glass explode in a cool visual and sound. 

Rating: C
Wheee! Factor: C

See also: HDTV



I'll bet it's a priceless antique. Oh well - SMASH!

Type: Thrown
Longevity: One shot
Power: Average
Location: Most high end stores use them as decoration. 

Note that there are several vases in the game that you cannot interact with.
Watch for the orange weapon tag to come up. 

Otherwise vases make a satisfactory shattering sound with smashed over 

Rating: D+
Wheeee! Factor: C



My kind of heavy metal!

Type: I guess melee, Hell, the way this game is, I wouldn't be surprised
if Frank could pick the car up over his head and throw it. ^^
Longevity: Depends on the vehicle and how many propane tanks you run into.
Power: Techincally, the most powerful weapon in the game.
Location: Scattered (I'll get to that in a minute)

If you can kill a zombie with it, it's a weapon. 

There are several vehicles in the game, but they all behave basically the
same. Jump in the vehicle, hit the gas, and run over as many zombies as
you can before it breaks down. This is of course, the best way to get
that Zombie Genocider achievement.

Two Motorcycles: One always in the parking lot in Leisure Park and Isabella
will leave hers after the boss battle with her in north Plaza.

Two regular cars: The red sports car in the parking lot and a white/beige
number down in the Maintence tunnel.

The meat truck in the Maintence tunnel by the Meat Processing Area.

And don't forget about the convicts' jeep after you've killed them. Use 
the jeep until it breaks down, then grab the machine gun off it.

Quick Tip: When driving through the Maintence Tunnel trying to get those
53,594 kills, don't forget that ducking into and out of the Meat Processing
Area or another entrance to the mall will reset the vehicles down there. 
So try to time your car rides to end up by the Meat Area so you can make a 
quick trip in there and exit, resetting the truck right out in front of it!
Restock some weapons in there while you're at it too.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: B   It does get boring after a while.



Oh yeah, eat this!

Type: Firearm
Longevity: 30 squirts
Power: None
Location: Toy Stores and cardbaord boxes.

This thing sucks. Its short water bursts will stagger zombie a little, 
but not enough to be useful. 

Just drop it and grab something better.

someone also had a theory that just could put out the flaming psychopath
with the water gun, but even if that is true - there's a fire extiguisher
right there anyways. Just use that instead.

Rating: F
Wheeee! Factor: C-



Eeek! Get that thing away from me! Aaaaaa!

Type: Melee
Longevity: Long
Power: Great
Location: Seon's Food and Stuff (L3) after defeating Steven the psycho
in case 2-3 "Medicine Run."

This is possibly the most bad ass horrific looking wepaon in the game.
Steven went waaaaay off the deep end and outfitted a shopping cart with all
kinds of nasty, rusty, bloody blades and a pitchfork. 

Hey!!! Where'd he get a pitchfork?! I want one!

This thing obliterates zombies in the extreme. Just run them over.

I've been corrected by a few others about taking the weapon cart with you:
Just pick it up a carry it! Duhrrrrrrrr. How silly of me! 

Well, I can't think of everything folks! ^^

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+



Give us your best Donkey Kong impression.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Short
Power: Good
Location: Food Court

Pure Donkey Kong and you lift barrels and throw them down the stairs. Or
you can pick them up and bash zombies with them.

Rating: C
Wheeee! Factor: C-



Hehe, don't forget to use zombies against other zombies.

Type: Melee
Longevity: Short
Power: Good
Location: There's a few scattered throughout the mall. You may have
to search to find one.

No really. Many of Frank's hand to hand moves will use zombies themselves to
take out other zombies.

The best of these is porbably the Hammer Throw. Press X+A while standing next
to the side of a zombie to throw him in a straight line, knocking down all
zombies in it's path.

The Lift and Throw will also kill any zombies stupid enough to not get
out of the way when you chuck another zombie onto them.

Most humorous is the Giant Swing where you grab a zombie by it's ankles
and swing it round and round, knocking out all the zombies in the area. 
Beware that this move will leave you dizzy if you do it for too long.

Rating: A+
Wheeee! Factor: A+


Okay, it's time for you to go out and have some fun humiliating, maiming, 
decapitating, disembowling, crushing, flaying, shooting, and otherwise
killing zombies.

Take the weapons from this list that you feel fit your playing style, or
current mood, and go shopping!!

But most of all, have fun! Wheeeee!



As always:

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