DEAD RISING (Why is this game is ALL CAPS on Xbox Live?) Wheeee! Fun, fun Weapon Guide (version 1.7) by Papillon db ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTENTS [1] - Introduction and Notes [2] - Alphabetical List of Weapons [3] - Wheeee! Fun, fun Weapon Guide [4] - Closing [5] - Legal ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [1] INTRODUCTION AND NOTES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [2] ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WEAPONS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 Barbell Baseball Bat Bass Guitar Battle Axe Bench Boomerang Bowling Ball Bucket Cactus Canned Food Canned Sauce Cardboard Box Cash Register CDs (30 count) Ceremonial Sword* Chainsaw Chair Chinese Cleaver* Cleaver Cooking Oil Condiment Dishes (30 count) Drink Cans (12 count fridge pack) Dumbbell Electric Guitar Excavator Fence Fire Axe Fire Extiguisher (100 % full) Frying Pan Garbage Can Gems (10 count) Golf Club (and 30 balls) Gumball Machine Hand Gun (30 bullet clip) Handbag Hanger HDTV Heavy Machinegun (and a whopping 200 rounds)* Hedge Trimmer Hockey Stick (and 30 pucks) Hunk of Meat (ewwwwwwwwww) Hunting Knife Katana King Salmon Laser Sword* Lawn Mower Lead Pipe Lipstick Prop Machete* Machinegun (with 150 bullets) Mailbox Mailbox Post Mannequin Female Mannequin Male Mannequin Limbs (arms and legs) Real Mega Buster* Mega Buster* Molotov Cocktail* Nailgun (and 60 nails) Nightstick Novelty Masks (bear, horse, servbot, and imp) Oil Bucket Parasol Paint Can Painting (5 flavors) Perfume Prop Pet Food Pickaxe* Plywood Panel Potted Plant (6 flavors) Propane Tank (small) Propane Tank (large, w/ dolly) Push Broom Push Broom Handle Pylon Queen Rat Saucer* Rat Stick* Rock Sausage Rack* Saw Blade Shampoo Shelf Shopping Cart Shotgun (with 20 round capacity) Shower Head Shovel Sickle Sign Skateboard Skylight Sledgehammer Small Chainsaw* Smokestack Sniper Rifle (and 30 bullets) Soccer Ball Steel Rack Stepladder Store Display Stool Stuffed Bear Stungun (with 100% of charge) Submachine Gun (with a 150 round clip) Sword Toolbox Toy Cube Toy Laser Sword TV (non-HD) Vase Water Gun (with 30 squirts) Weapon Cart* Wine Cask Zombies 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [3] WHEEEE! FUN, FUN WEAPON GUIDE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ACOUSTIC GUITAR 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 reason. 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. ^^) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BAKING INGREDIENTS 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BARBELL 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BASEBALL BAT 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? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BASS GUITAR 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. ^^) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BATTLE AXE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BENCH 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BOOMERANG 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BOWLING BALL These only come in blue? 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BUCKET 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CACTUS 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CANNED FOOD and CANNED SAUCE 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. Maybe it actually works in the blender like the Condiment, but in truth, I don't really care. There's chainsaws out there ya know! Rating: F Wheeee! Factor: F ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CARDBOARD BOX 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CASH REGISTER 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CDs 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CEREMONIAL SWORD 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CHAINSAW 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CHAIR 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CHINESE CLEAVER 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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CLEAVER 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ COOKING OIL 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONDIMENT 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 juices. Rating: D Humliation weapon Wheeee! Factor: A Funny, funny. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DISHES 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 sometimes. Rating: C+ The best of the thrown weapons Wheeee! Factor: C sorta funny See also: CDs, Drink Cans, Gems ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DRINK CANS 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. I thought these would be fun, but they're way too weak to be any good. They don't even explode in pop and fizz either. What gives yo? Rating: F Wheeee! Factor: D, the first time. See also: CDs, Dishes, Gems ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DUMBBELL 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ELECTRIC GUITAR 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 styles. 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. ^^) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ EXCAVATOR 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FENCE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FIRE AXE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FIRE EXTINGUISHER 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 run. Rating: D Wheeee! Factor: D+ Dull, but I like how the frost builds up on the zombies as you keep spraying them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FRYING PAN 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GARBAGE CAN 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GEMS 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GOLF CLUB 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GUMBALL MACHINE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HAND GUN 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 zombies. 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 always. See also: Submachine Gun, Shotgun ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HANDBAG 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HANGER 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- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HDTV 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HEAVY MACHINEGUN 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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HEDGE TRIMMER 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HUNTING KNIFE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HOCKEY STICK 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HUNK OF MEAT 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KATANA 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 manuever. You can also kill a zombie instantly by throwing the blade. Rating: A+ Wheeee! Factor: A+ See also: Ceremonial Sword, Sword ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KING SALMON 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LASER SWORD 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LAWN MOWER 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? 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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LEAD PIPE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LIPSTICK PROP 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MACHETE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MACHINEGUN Ratatatatatatatatatatatattatatatatatatatatata. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MAILBOX 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MAILBOX POST 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MANNEQUINS 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ REAL MEGA BUSTER 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MEGA BUSTER 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 nothing to zombies, but gawd, is it funny. Rating: F Wheeeee! Factor: A+ Maybe I'm just partial to Megaman, but this was the funniest thing I found in the game. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MOLOTOV COCKTAIL "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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NAILGUN 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 execution. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NIGHTSTICK 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NOVELTY MASKS 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OIL BUCKET 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PARASOL 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 undead. Wheeee! Rating: B ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PAINTINGS 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PERFUME PROP 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PET FOOD 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 before. 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PICKAXE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLYWOOD PANEL 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ POTTED PLANTS 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PROPANE TANKS 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PUSH BROOM 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PUSH BROOM HANDLE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PYLON 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ QUEEN A bug in a bottle. Where exactly did that bottle come from? Type: Thrown Longevity: One use Power: Instant, 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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RAT SAUCER 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RAT STICK 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 though. Rating: C- Wheeee! Factor: C ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ROCK 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- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SAUSAGE RACK 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- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SAW BLADE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHAMPOO 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHELF and STEEL RACK 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 thrown. Rating: C+ Wheee! Factor: C+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOPPING CART 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.'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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOTGUN 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOWER HEAD 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOVEL 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SICKLE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SIGNS 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SKATEBOARD 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SKYLIGHT 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SLEDGEHAMMER 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 knees. Note that this can also kill survivors in one hit. Oops, sorry Aaron. Rating: A+ Wheeee! Factor: A ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SMALL CHAINSAW 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SMOKESTACK 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SNIPER RIFLE 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 though. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SOCCER BALL 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STEPLADDER 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STORE DISPLAY 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STOOL 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STUFFED BEAR 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STUN GUN Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt! 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 amusement. Rating: C+ not very powerful however. Wheeee! Factor: B+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SUBMACHINE GUN 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- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SWORD Asaaaaaaaaan-chop! 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TOOLBOX 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TOY CUBE 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TOY LASER SWORD 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TV 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ VASE 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 zombies. Rating: D+ Wheeee! Factor: C ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WATER GUN 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. Rating: F Wheeee! Factor: C- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WEAPON CART 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WINE CASK 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- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ZOMBIES 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+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [4] CLOSING ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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! =^_^= ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [5] LEGAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As always: This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Copyright 2006 Geoffrey Rogos