| Spec Ops: Ranger Elite |
|  For the Playstation   |
|          FAQ           |
|         v 2.0          |
|       08/01/01         |
|      Written By:       |
|        Junie           |
|   junies_c@yahoo.com   |

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treaties. Copyright 2001. All Rights Resevered.

Version 2.0 Updates --

  - General word changes and other things
  - Updated the "Table Of Contents" to show the complete list of articles in 
    this FAQ, to give you the reader a better look of what's here.
  - Added "Learning to Use your Ranger Buddy" in the "Using your Ranger 
    Buddy" section. It covers quite a bit of new information.
  - Added a new Mission 2 Phase 3 Troubleshooting section to 
    "Troubleshooting Mission Objectives". Due to a lot of e-mails on this
  - Updated Mission 4 Phase 1 Troubleshooting section in "Troubleshooting 
    Mission Objectives" To make the instructions more clear. I got a lot of 
    e-mails asking for more help about it.
  - Added new section "Awards"
  - Added a new Topic to "Miscellaneous" section "Crawling Under Objects"
  - Added what I know about Air Strikes in the "Miscellaneous" section. It 
    raises more questions than answers though


Overview on this game:

        The price alone is a great incentive to purchase this game only 
$9.99! Not to mention the fact that all "Snipers" out there will appreciate 
the weapons available, the SSG and the BMP50.

        Everyone will appreciate the fact the game is Vibration Function 
Compatible, it gives the player the sensation of actually pulling the 
trigger or getting shot (At least more than you would expect).

Table of Contents:

   1. Controls
        - Ranger/Game Functions
        - Command Buddy
        - Crouching Mode
   2. Weapons/Scopes/Environment & Pickups/Booby traps
        - Weapons
        - Scopes
        - Environment & Pickups
           - Environment
           - Pickups
        - Booby Traps
   3. Using your Ranger Buddy
        - Controls
        - Learning to Use your Ranger Buddy
           - Meeting your Ranger Buddy
           - Playing with your Ranger Buddy
           - Ranger Buddy Combat Techniques
              - Buddy Cover
              - Programmed Cover
              - Entering Buildings
                   - Grenades
                   - Shooting
           - Ranger Buddy Flaws/Limits 
   4. Cheats
   5. Starting the Game
        - Choose The Type of Game
        - Enter Your name
        - Select a Mission
        - Phase Objectives
        - Ranger Selecting
        - Ranger Item Weight
   6. Troubleshooting Mission Objectives
        - Level 2 Phase 3
        - Level 4 Phase 1
        - Common Problems on all Levels
   7. Awards
        - Mission Score
        - Awards Given
        - Getting a Better Score Tips
   8. Miscellaneous
        - Game Time
        - Climbing Objects
        - Crawling Under Objects
        - Weapon Reload Time
        - Air Strike
   9. Conclusion


1. Controls

The following information is from the instructional booklet included with 
the game. I have also included comments to try and make it easier for the 
beginner to understand how to use them.

Symbols used in the controls below --
(These should be self-explanatory)

   X = The X button
   [] = The Square button
   O = The Circle button
   /\ = The Triangle button
   <- = The Left directional button
   -> = The Right directional button

Ranger/Game Functions

   Move Ranger                            <- or -> directional button (Left 
                                             Analog stick)*
   Sidestep (Ranger Must be Standing)     R2 <- or -> direction button
   Fire Weapon                            X button
   Throw Grenade/Use Explosive            [] button
   Use Inventory Item                     O button
   Toggle Rangers                         /\ button
   Toggle Ranger Posture                  R2 button + Up or Down 
                                             directional button
   Toggle Ranger Posture                  R2 + <- left analog stick *
   Use Scopes                             L1 button
   Reload Weapon                          L2 button + Up directional button
   Use Inventory                          R1 button + directional button
   Map Screen                             Select button
   Pause + Game Options                   Start button

   * When analog is On

Command Buddy

   Buddy Order "Hold Up"                  L2 button + X button
   Buddy Order "Fire 'em Up"              L2 button + O button
   Buddy Order "Move Up"                  L2 button + /\ button
   Buddy Order "Follow Me"                L2 button + [] button

Crouching Mode

   Roll to Left                           R2 button + <- directional button
   Roll to Right                          R2 button + -> directional button

2. Weapons/Scopes/Environment & Pickups/Booby traps


        I have sorted the list of weapons into categories and discuss each 
weapon in detail. This includes the amount of ammo for each magazine, how 
many magazines are standard, how many magazines you can carry, if the 
weapon uses a scope, and the number of bullets it takes from the weapon to 
disable the enemy soldier.

Here is how the weapons information is read --

   rds = rounds (bullets)
   mag = magazine
   std = standard
   max = maximum

Weapon Name -- Bullets fired for each trigger squeeze / Bullets in 1 
magazine / Standard amount of Magazines / The maximum amount of Magazines 
you can carry / If the Scope is available / Number of bullets to disable an 
enemy soldier

Assault Rifles
   M4 -- 3 rds/30 rds per mag/10 mags std/10 mags max/no Scope/6 rds
   M16 -- 3 rds/30 rds per mag/12 mags std/12 mags max/with Scope/6 rds
   HKG11 -- 3 rds/45 rds per mag/10 mags std/10 mags max/with Scope/6 rds
   AK74 -- 3 rds/30 rds per mag/10 mags std/10 mags max/no Scope/6 rds

Machine Guns
   M249 -- 5 rds/200 rds per mag/5 mags std/5 mags max/no Scope/5 rds
   RPK -- 3 rds/45 rds per mag/10 mags std/10 mags max/no Scope/9 rds
   M60 -- 3 rds/90 rds per mag/4 mags std/8 mags max/no Scope/3 rds

Grenade Launcher
   M203 -- 3 rds/30 rds per mag/8 mags std/8 mags max/no Scope/6 rds
           5 grenades std/20 grenades max/no range (Shoots to end of "Fog")

Sniper Rifles
   SSG -- 1 rds/5 rds per mag/10 mags std/10 mags max/with Scope/1 rds
   BARRET M82A -- 1 rds/10 rds per mag/8 mags std/8 mags max/with Scope/1 

Close Quarters Weapons
   Ithaca 37 (Shotgun) -- 1 rds/8 rds per mag/12 mags std/12 mags max/no 
                          Scope/2 rds
   HKMP55D (Sub-Machine Gun) -- 3 rds/45 rds per mag/10 mags std/10 mags 
                                max/with Scope/6 rds


        Can only be used when the weapon you have has one. There are two 
different Scopes available, both are discussed in detail below.

4x -- This is the standard scope when the weapon selected uses a scope. 
      This scope basically puts a cross-hair on the screen so you can aim. 
      If you don't want much magnification and just want a cross-hair to aim 
      your weapon this is the way to go.

6x -- You must select this scope by "Modifying Layout" of your Ranger. This 
      scope will give you a better view, unlike the 4x which is much more 
      of a broader view.

        With either scope when you aim by using the directional buttons, 
you must move the directional buttons slowly to get a good shot. The 
directional buttons move the scope very fast and makes it hard to take a 
good shot.

        When firing your weapon with or without a scope you can shoot beside 
the enemy soldier and still hit them, or even above their heads. I am 
personally unsure if this is because of the distance the weapon is made to 
shoot, or perhaps it is due to poor programming.

        Also be aware of the fact if you are using a scope and are next to 
a fence, tree, etc. the scope will only show a close-up of the object your 
next to. If this happens simply move the player away from the item, or at 
least further behind it.

Environment & Pickups

        The "Environment" as the instructional booklet describes it, is simply 
the additional items that you can edit by accessing "Modifying Layout" of 
your Ranger. This is the grenades, Satchel Charges, MedKit, etc.

        Pickups are items left behind when you disable the enemy soldiers. 
They include Ammo Boxes, Flak Vest, etc.


   Frag Grenade - These have a 3 meter kill-radius on unarmored enemies. 
                  From my experience these are not worth the hassle, the HE 
                  Grenade is the same thing with a larger kill-radius.

   HE Grenade - (High-Explosive) This grenade has a 7 meter kill-radius on 
                unarmored enemies. These grenades weigh a little more than 
                a Frag, but are definitely worth it for a more than 
                doubled kill-radius. The instruction booklet goes on in 
                regards to enemy equipment, the only equipment I have 
                successfully used this or any grenade on is the oil drums.

   Smoke Grenade - Are used to temporary blind an enemy. The instructional 
                   booklet also claims they can be used to call in a air 
                   strike on certain levels, I have never gotten a air 
                   strike from using them.

   White Phosphorous Grenade - The kill-radius is unknown. The 
                               instructional booklet describes, "Throw and 
                               go prone or seek cover because this one is 
                               powerful". Perhaps this grenade kill-radius 
                               is greater than that of the HE Grenade.

   Satchel Charge - These are high explosive charges that are set on a 
                    timer, 5 - 20 seconds (Use L2 to Decrease Time and R2 
                    to Increase time when setting), and are used to blow 
                    various things up. You will need several on certain 
                    stages, make sure you have enough. Decue and a half 
                    (Military Transport Trucks), bridges, and a building 
                    are the items they are needed for. For fun you can blow 
                    up trees.

   Claymore - Unlike the usual Claymore which can be triggered by motion or 
              by a Clacker, these can only be triggered by a Clacker. You 
              must set the Claymore and then select the Clacker by the R1 
              button. Detonate when a enemy solder gets near it by pushing 
              the O button.



   Ammo Box - Contains a certain number of clips

   Flak Vest - Increase Rangers armor. Can only be picked up if your 
               Rangers armor is not already full.

   Ammo Clip - Contains a certain number of rounds, depending on ammo type.

   M203 Grenade - A single grenade for use with the M203 weapon. Has only a 
                  1 meter kill-radius.

Booby Traps

        There are two Booby Traps that the enemy can set, one of which I 
have never seen during game play. Perhaps the programmer forgot to include 
them in the game?

   Antipersonnel Mine - This mine is usually buried next to trees and beside 
                        the pathways on stages. It is easily found. You 
                        will see a round metallic colored object on the 
                        ground. If you step on one even with a full life 
                        it will kill your Ranger.

   Tripwire - This is a Booby Trap with involves a Tripwire and a special 
              layout of Claymores. This is the Booby Trap I have never seen 
              this in the game. If anyone knows where it does exist in the 
              game e-mail me what Stage, Phrase, and where it is.


3. Using your Ranger Buddy

        This option is only available during 1 player game play, during 2 
player game play the 2nd player is your Ranger Buddy. If you want to 
actually beat the game with less effort learn to use your Ranger Buddy. 
Also to earn a decent Medal for the Phase you must use your Ranger Buddy.

        Be sure to simply tell your Ranger Buddy to "Move Up!" if not 
anything every now and then, that way you will get a decent score.

        If you don't want to use your Ranger Buddy when you play, remember 
certain parts of the game requires Satchel Charges and unless you stockpile 
your Ranger with them, you will need your Ranger Buddy's Inventory.

        Of course many parts of the game your Ranger Buddy can be wasted 
and you can beat it without him. Some fun things to do is make him "Move 
Up!" when you are positioned on a edge of the cliff and he will jump off 
the cliff (Your Ranger Buddy can be easily tricked into this, his Artificial 
Intelligence is really low). Also telling your Ranger Buddy to "Hold Up!" on 
the middle of a bridge set to blow with Satchel Charges is another way to 
get rid of him.

   Fire 'em Up! -- (L2 + O button) Your Buddy will take aim and fire on 
                   nearby enemy soldiers.

   Follow Me! --   (L2 + [] button) Your Buddy will follow you close 
                   behind. You stop he stops, etc.

   Hold Up! --     (L2 + X button) Your Buddy will hold his current 
                   position until you give him another command. Also he 
                   will fire on nearby enemy solders. If you re-give this 
                   command when he is firing on enemy solders he will 

   Move Up! --     (L2 + /\ button) Your Buddy will advance forward of your 
                   current position for a distance and stop. He will fire 
                   on nearby enemy solders in this command as well.

        If you switch your posture your Ranger Buddy will switch his to 
match yours as well. Use L2 button + Up or Down to change postures.

Learning to Use your Ranger Buddy

   This isn't a difficult task to learn, it is just something you learn by 
   using your Ranger Buddy more and more.

   Learning to use your Ranger Buddy is not required to play or even to beat 
   the entire game. It will simply make life easier on you to play the game 
   and will definitely give you a better score, and perhaps you will eventually 
   get "The Medal Of Honor" award.

   Meeting your Ranger Buddy

      I know the Title is "cheesy" but it best describes this area. 
      Just like selecting your player you have to select your 
      Ranger Buddy (Only in 1 Player Mode).

      Selecting different Rangers to be your Ranger Buddy is a 
      excellent idea for different levels. Some Rangers are better suited 
      for certain levels than others. For example the "Close Quarters" 
      Ranger is not suited to kill the solders in the towers.

      Once you selected you Ranger Buddy you can "Modify Layout" of the 
      Ranger Buddy, same as you do for your Player. This will allow you to 
      make your Ranger Buddy better equipped, for example adding additional 
      Satchel Charges for specific levels.

   Playing with your Ranger Buddy

      Now that you have your Ranger Buddy selected start a mission. Learn 
      what the Ranger Buddy commands do and memorize them. (They are covered 

      Issue the Ranger Buddy commands and get to where you do it second 
      nature. If you are sure he will get hurt/killed in an area issue the 
      command "Hold Up!" and when it's all clear give the command "Follow 

      Learn the limits of your Ranger Buddies intelligence. He has what I 
      believe to be a very low level of intelligence. For example he will 
      walk right onto a Landmine, or He will always be in the way-- either 
      one is very common. Not to mention, the fact that he can become 
      confused and stand still, no matter what commands you issue him he 
      will not move. See the below area "Ranger Buddy Flaws/Limits".

      As I mentioned before most of learning to use your Ranger Buddy is 
      simply playing the game and issuing commands to your Ranger Buddy and 
      learning it yourself. There are of course different combat techniques 
      to best use your Ranger Buddy. See Below.

   Ranger Buddy Combat Techniques

      I am not trying to brag myself up or anything, but I will give example
      techniques I was taught in the U.S. Army. Probably the best and most 
      common Technique is the "Buddy Cover".

      No matter what technique you are using just be sure that your weapon 
      fire does not come close to and cross your Ranger Buddy. Nothing is 
      worse than a dead Ranger Buddy.

      Also you may want to find out more techniques yourself. Do this by 
      reading different books, military friends, etc.

      Buddy Cover

         This technique is perhaps what you yourself was taught in the Armed 
         Forces or seen and picked up some in the movies. Changing your 
         posture to "Crouch" is best suited for this technique.

         While doing this technique you and your Ranger Buddy will be 
         better positioned if you are performing this close to objects. For 
         Example do this close to rows of trees, sides of buildings, or next 
         to rock walls. Read the "Ranger Buddy Flaws/Limits" area below to 
         fix problems if he gets "stuck" by these objects.

         The basic idea is that you issue the "Move Up!" command to your 
         Ranger Buddy. While this is done you provide cover by looking for 
         and engaging enemy solders. Then you issue the commands "Hold Up!" 
         and then "Fire'em Up!" to provide you cover. Then you move an equal 
         distance in front of your Ranger Buddy.

         Then Repeat the process.

         If there is no cover available and you and your Ranger Buddy are 
         both in the open I would suggest you just simply seek the next 
         available cover as fast as you can.

         If your out in the open don't worry about using the "Buddy Cover" 
         technique and just use the games programmed Combat technique 
         "Programmed Cover".

         I only recommend using the "Programmed Cover" for reasons of speed. 
         In real life you can preform "Buddy Cover" as fast needed, but it 
         takes a while to preform in the game. Especially if you are not 
         that good with the Ranger Buddy commands.

      Programmed Cover

         The game already has a form of a Buddy Combat technique programmed 
         in the game. In the "Follow Me!" command your Ranger Buddy is a 
         safe distance behind you and will provide cover to you when enemy 
         solders are within his range.

         This technique lacks the full capabilities of you and your Ranger 
         Buddy for 2 simple reasons. One, you are always the lead Buddy and 
         will take most of all enemy shots fired. This puts you at the 
         greatest risk constantly and you will need more Medkits. Second 
         your Ranger Buddy does not have his full firing range. Meaning if 
         you issue the command "Fire'em Up!" he can engage enemy solders at 
         farther distances than if you don't issue the command.

         You will catch onto effectively using this technique faster, but 
         it definitely has it's limits. I recommend the "Buddy Cover" 

      Entering Buildings

         Just as the generic name implies you use this technique to enter 
         buildings with the best position to engage enemy solders and engage 
         them off guard. While offering you the safest way to do this.


         If you have any grenades with you, you should use one before 
         entering the building. This will provide you will safety if it is a 
         Smoke Grenade. Otherwise it can kill some enemy solders and make it 
         safer for you and your Ranger Buddy to enter the building.

         Position your player so your not able to see in, or be shot 
         at by the enemy. Then you move your position so you can see barely 
         inside the building. Select the Grenade to use and throw it in. 
         Preferably where you see a enemy solder or where you think they 

         Then engage any enemy solders you can see with your weapon. Then 
         goto Step 2 of the Shooting Technique below.


         If you have any grenades use the above technique before this one. 
         If you already used a grenade process to Step 2.

         Step 1 - Position yourself on the side of the door. You should not 
         be able to see in, or be shot at by the enemy. Then you move your 
         position so you can see barely inside the building. Engage any enemy 
         solders you can see.

         Step 2 - Once that is done issue the command "Move Up!" then 
         quickly issue the command "Fire'em Up!". Then follow your Ranger 
         Buddy inside and engage any enemy solders inside.

         Your Ranger Buddy may not move up when you issue the command "Move 
         Up!". This is cause by you standing in his way to move up. To fix 
         the problem position yourself more inside the doorway.

   Ranger Buddy Flaws/Limits 

      The more you play "nice" with your Ranger Buddy, the more you will 
      understand his limits and flaws. Below are some common flaws/limits:

         - If your Ranger Buddy is under fire from a enemy solder and the 
           enemy is not close enough he will simply stand there and take it
              - Issue the "Fire'em Up!" command. Sometimes this still 
                doesn't help so simply have him follow you, until you or 
                your Ranger Buddy can kill the enemy solder.
         - Landmines can be a serious problem. When your Ranger Buddy is in 
           the "Follow Me!" command he will basically follow in your 
           footsteps. So be sure to put enough distances between you and the 
              - If your Ranger Buddy is in the "Hold Up!" command and there 
                is quite a distance between you and him and there are 
                Landmines around he will simply walk a straight line to you. 
                Usually it is a good idea to go back close to him and issue 
                the "Follow Me!" command to avoid a Landmine mishap.
         - Ranger Buddy getting "Stuck" or Standing still. This is quite 
           common. This happens when you walk/run to close to an object, for 
           example a tree, pipeline, tent, building, fence, etc.
              - To fix/avoid this walk back to your Ranger Buddy and make a 
                wide turn around the object. If he doesn't follow issue the 
                "Follow Me!" command.

                Sometimes it is just better to leave your Ranger Buddy there 
                and come back for him once your done behind the object.

           Also this can happen if you Crawl under objects or Climb Objects 
           (Both of these are covered in the "Miscellaneous" section)
              - If you are climbing your Ranger Buddy simply can not follow 
                you. He will follow you below for as long as he can, until 
                he hits a wall or you stop moving. My guess is that the 
                programmers didn't program him to be able to "climb".
                   - To fix this simply go back to your Ranger Buddy and if 
                     needed issue a "Follow Me!" command
              - If you are crawling under an object and you don't crawl far 
                enough away from the object, then you stand up your Ranger 
                Buddy can not and will then simply stay there.
                   - To fix/avoid this simply turn around while your 
                     crawling and make sure your Ranger Buddy is away from 
                     the object. If he gets stuck get back down and crawl 
                     back to him and crawl out enough so you both clear the 
                     object then stand up.

4. Cheats

        If you select 1 Player Quick Start you can not do this, otherwise 
any other game start will work (Simply because you can't enter a player's 

        Once you select which game you want to start, the next screen will 
give you the chance to enter your name. Enter your name as ROCKSTAR

        With your name entered as ROCKSTAR you can select what Levels to 
play, Phases, and even be Invulnerable with Infinite Time. After you enter 
your name the next screen "Select Mission" allows you to select the Levels. 
On the "Select Mission" screen use your <- and -> directions buttons to 
select a different level.

        The next screen is "Phase Objectives". Once again use your 
controllers <- and -> direction buttons to change the Phase.

        And last but not least, during the actual game play pause the 
game. Use your Down directional button to highlight "Invulnerable", push X 
button to turn it On or Off.

        With Invulnerable On, you and your Ranger Buddy can not be killed, 
also you are given Infinite Time. This includes no damage from bullets, 
explosives, cliffs, and areas you should not be in. During the hostage 
levels if you have Invulnerable On the hostage can still die like normal. 
Be careful!

        If you do manage to fall down a cliff you will need to turn 
Invulnerable Off to continue game play (Either way your player must die to 
continue, because there is no escape).

5. Starting the Game

        This will walk you through starting a new game, if you do a "Quick 
Start" this information is not needed. A "Quick Start" game does not allow 
you to change or select anything, that's why it is a "Quick Start".

Choose The Type of Game

   * Immediately starts a game, the below information is not needed
   + You must have 2 controllers in the Playstation to Play

   One Player Quick Start *
   Two Player Quick Start *+
   One Player Game
   Two Player Game +
   Load Game

Enter Your name

   Enter any name for the player(s). If you plan to cheat, type the name 
   told in the Cheat section above.

Select a Mission

   This is only a option if you are cheating or have loaded a saved game, 
   otherwise just press the X button to continue.

Phase Objectives

   This screen gives you a briefing on what you need to do in order to pass 
   the phase. Read it, often times tips on how to complete a objective is 
   told here and no where else.

Ranger Selecting

   Now use your <- and -> directions buttons to move the arrow to a Ranger 
   you want. Press the X button to select your Ranger. If you want to 
   change your Ranger's weapon or equipment press the X button again to 
   change the Ranger's "Layout".

   Now if you are in a 1 player game select your Ranger Buddy as you did 
   for your Ranger. You can also edit his "Layout" as well. If you are 
   playing a 2 player game, the 2nd player will need to use their 
   controller to select and change their Ranger.

   When selecting Rangers to start a game, there are 5 Rangers to choose 
   from --

      Machine Gunner
      Close Quarter

   From the instructional booklet "Each ..Ranger has a special skill with a 
   particular weapon."

   Even if you give the Recon/Sniper a M-60 machine gun he will preform 
   the same, at least in all of my tests. It seems all the Rangers have the 
   same abilities with any weapon. So I am unsure what the instruction 
   booklet means.

   I have gotten e-mail arguments that the Rangers do NOT preform the 
   same with weapons that are not meant for them to use, but I personally 
   can NOT see any noticeable differences.

   The people arguing about the Rangers and their abilities could not give 
   me any examples of the differences, let along prove it.

   So use your judgement when selecting a weapon for your Ranger. Or simply 
   use the default weapon already selected.

   Once both Rangers are selected you are ready to begin. Now move the 
   arrow to select the door in between the Close Quarters Ranger and the 
   Sniper Ranger. Then press the X button to start your Game.

Ranger Item Weight

   Each weapon and items have a weight, and the Rangers can only carry so 
   much weight. If you want more Ammo or to carry more Grenades remove the 
   items from your Inventory that you do not need.

   This is in the "Modify Layout" of your Ranger.

6. Troubleshooting Mission Objectives

Level 2 Phase 3

> On mission two, (I'm not sure which phase but I think its three) it says
> destroy the weapon cache with a satchel charge and I've gone to the red
> dot on the map and I've satchel charged everything I can think of so can 
> you write me back and tell me how to do this I would really appreciate 
> it.

        The most common problem is that the game doesn't not trigger and 
actually print the words across the screen about detonating the weapon 
cache. When you first start the mission make sure you go left and walk right 
next to the fence all the way to the end.

        Once you come to the end it should now display the message on the 
screen to destroy the weapon cache. Once it displays the message go into the 
big warehouse in front of you, slightly to the right (The first warehouse).

Plant a satchel charge on the box in the center of the warehouse.

        That should do it, just make sure to walk around the fence around 
the big circular building.

Level 4 Phase 1

        The only Mission you may have a problem on solving, like I did, is 
on Level 4 Phase 1. It is the Missiles you must disarm in China. To disable 
the Missiles you will have to fire bullets at the missile, there is no other 
way to disarm the missiles.

        Get a weapon with a 6x scope and look on the missile for the last 
black line on the missile before the red tip. Simply shoot at the black 
line. Depending on the weapon chosen, on average it takes 3 shots.

        The missile will fall down, if you successfully do it, and you will 
just continue your mission. If you do it on the wrong the missile will
explode and it will end your mission.

Common Problems on all Levels

        A common problem is you do the mission objective and now are 
waiting to go onto the next mission objective but the game does, what's 
wrong? The most common problem is that you will need to go to certain areas 
of that stage to trigger the game to go onto the next mission objective.

        If you have a problem make sure you hit the Select button and goto 
the red dot areas on the map. Even if you disable the enemy solders like 
instructed or whatever you will still need to go near the red dots on the 

        If that still doesn't work look for items that don't belong in the 
level. For instance Mission 3 Phase 3, you must walk near the car to get 
the game to go ahead to Objective 3. 

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7. Awards

Mission Score

   Your score makes up what award you are given for the Mission Phase you 
   have completed. The game will show you a screen with the information 
   after you complete a level.

   Your score is based on:

     - Enemies KIA (Killed In Action)
     - Rangers KIA
     - Marksmanship
     - Completion Time
     - Mission Rating
     - Best Rating

   What the above means is simply put:

     - More Enemies you kill the better
     - If you or your Ranger Buddy are killed you will get a bad score
     - The more ammo you use the worse your score (This is where Snipers 
       come in!)
     - The less time to beat the level the better
     - This is how Hard the mission is (Nothing you can do about) But you 
       can change the Hardness of the game. The harder you make the game the 
       higher your score
     - I have no idea what Best Rating is, perhaps it is referring to saved 
       information on your Memory Card.

Awards Given

   There is a total of 8 awards that are given, if you count not receiving 
   one. They are listing from Worst to Best:

     No Commendations - You need to go back to Ranger School
     The Army Achievement Medal - Don't be afraid, you're trained to kill the 
     The Meritorious Service Medal - You're Learning
     The Bronze Star - You're starting to get pretty good
     The Silver Star - You must be using the Ranger Buddy pretty well by now
     The Distinguished Service Cross - Wow, you are now a skilled Ranger
     The Medal of Honor - You are awesome! Perhaps you should think about 
                          really joining the U.S. Army Rangers if you 
                          haven't already

Getting a Better Score Tips

   Using a M-60 will NOT give you even a decent score! With that being said 
   here are some tips (If you have any others e-mail them to me and I'll add 
   your name and/or e-mail) --

     - I'm almost positive that using the cheat described in Section 4 will 
       automatically give you a bad score (Or at least limit what you could 
       have gotten without using the cheat)
     - Use a powerful weapon. Or at least one with a Scope so you can see 
       exactly what your shooting. Either one will cut down on ammo use and 
       give a much more desirable score
     - Even the Award description says this-- Learn to use your Ranger 
       Buddy! Here are some tips that will give you a much better score even 
       if you don't use your Ranger Buddy like you should.
          - Give any commands during the level to your Ranger Buddy. My 
            favorite commands to use are "Hold Up!" and about 5 seconds 
            later do a "Move Up!" or "Follow Me!" command to get 
            him moving again.
          - Just doing the "Follow Me!" command even if your Ranger Buddy is 
            already following you seems to help your score also.
          - If your Ranger Buddy actually does kill an enemy that adds a lot 
            more to your score. So try using the "Fire'em Up!" command when 
            you think your Ranger Buddy won't get his head blown off.
          - Use the "Toggle Rangers" command to refill your Ranger Buddies 
            life with the Medkit when he has been damaged. That way he 
            doesn't die.
     - Try to kill as many enemy solders as possible. The more the better
     - Save level time by using techniques as described in the 
       "Miscellaneous" section. For Example the "Crawling Under Objects".

8. Miscellaneous

Game Time

   Every time you start a to play a game, you are given a set time to 
   complete the mission. If that time runs out you will have to restart the 
   mission (The Rangers are not harmed).

   * You can have Infinite Time using the cheat described above.

Climbing Objects

   Even though you can not climb ladders that are found on different 
   missions, you can climb different objects. This includes the Alaska 
   Pipeline found on Level 1 Phase 1.

   Simply walk up the end that goes into the ground.

   * Your Ranger Buddy will not follow you

Crawling Under Objects

   Want to find a short cut or perhaps Ambush the enemy solders? There are 
   many different places you can crawl under in the game. For instance the 
   Alaska Pipeline at Mission 1 Phase 1 -- Turn your player to face the 
   Pipeline then press R2 + Down directional button + Down directional 
   button  This puts you in the Prone Position. Then Simply Crawl Under.

   * Be sure to crawl enough distance beyond the object so your Ranger Buddy is 
   not under the object. Otherwise when you stand up your Ranger Buddy will 
   become trapped.

Weapon Reload Time

   Any Ranger will need to reload their weapon from time to time. If you are
   in the Prone position (Laying on your Belly) the weapon will 
   automatically reload without any pause.

Air Strike

   Still an unknown topic to me. It has been pointed out to me repeatedly 
   in e-mail messages, and thought I should include what little I found out. 
   On page 18 in the instruction book it describes Smoke Grenades -- "Use 
   this to call in an air strike in certain levels or to blind the enemy."

   That is all I know, I have never gotten an air strike before by using 
   Smoke Grenades. If anyone can tell me how it is done the players of this 
   game will greatly appreciate the information, as well as me. I will also 
   include your name and/or e-mail in this FAQ for contributing this info.

9. Conclusion

        I hope you learned something from this FAQ. I apologize if this FAQ 
does not follow the usual rules or "feel" -- After all this is my first 

        If I get any new information to add into this FAQ I will make 
another release when it becomes available. If you have something you think 
needs to be added or changed just e-mail at junies_c@yahoo.com

        Just be sure to tell me what Mission and Phase you are on, and what 
you need help with. Otherwise I will have to send you multiple e-mails to 
figure out where you are.

Thanks for Reading!