Dead Rising 2 Combo Card Weapon Guide


Location of Card:
Examine the “Paddle Party Massacre” movie poster located on the Silver Strip. Check just outside of the entrance to the Slot Ranch Casino.

Location of Components:
For this beast you’ll need a Kayak Paddle and just one chainsaw even though it clearly uses two of them.

The kayak Paddle is somewhat elusive but it can be found by going to the Silver Strip. There is one hidden along the side of Hot Excitorama, in the alley that leads to the Maintenance Room. Another can be found in the central grotto of the Palisades Mall, hidden in the greenery near the bar.

Chainsaws are a bit easier as you can get them by going to the maintenance room near Hot Excitorama, right near the Paddle. This safe room is your best bet as both components are right there for your convenience. Another can be found in the center water bar in Palisades Mall behind one of the bar counters. If that doesn’t work hardware type stores will have some more of them.

Descriptions of Weapons:
As a big ol’ kayak paddle with two chainsaws there isn’t a whole lot of subtlety behind this weapon. Chuck just kind of walks forward bopping it left and right as you swing it, cutting zombies in half. It can be used a whole lot before breaking meaning you can cut through a huge horde of foes easily. As an added bonus any zombies who come too close to it will be pushed back by the spinning chainsaw. Sadly as you cannot stow this nor pick anything else up with it in hand you’re kind of stuck with this one once you put it together. Just be careful with it and only put it together when necessary… or going on a huge killing spree.

Notes: Great for clearing crowds but unwieldy.

Rating: 3/5 (4/5 in co-op)



Location of Card:
Gotten by simply leveling up between levels 15 – 25.

Location of Components:
You can get this by combining a Parasol with a Leaf Blower.

Parasols are most easily gotten by heading over to the food court. There a number of the restaurants, notably the Italian restaurant, have a number of umbrellas out in front of them that you can pick up. There are also plenty along the outdoor strip areas that only take a little bit of looking to find.

Leaf blowers on the other hand are a bit harder to get your hands on. They are found in a very few maintenance rooms that are fairly out of the way but there is one that is close at hand. In Fortune Park check in the grassy patches south of the maintenance room in the middle to find it lying on the grass.

Descriptions of Weapons:
Who would have figured that an automatic umbrella opener would be an effective weapon against the hordes of zombies? Every time you open the Parablower it will send every zombie in the area flying away from you, often killing them in that one hit. This is interesting and all but as a two handed weapon that is dropped whenever you’re hit, something that can happen easily in a large crowd of zombies, its usefulness is seriously hampered. This is fun to mess with once or twice but overall it’s quite the weak weapon.

Notes: Amusing but useless

Rating: 1/5


Plate Launcher

Location of Card:
After 9am on day 3 head to KokoNutz Sports Town in the Palisades Mall. In the back you will find a door labeled Tape It or Die – speak to the survivors here to get a quest. Upon completion of this quest, bringing him a Cement Saw and Plates, you get this card.

Location of Components:
By combining some Plates with a Cement Saw you get this thing.

Plates can be found in almost every restaurant, diner, shop and certain stores. They’re really not that hard to find although by checking out Antoine’s on the second floor of the Royal Flush Plaza you will find these pretty quickly and none too far from a safe room.

The Cement Saw is needed for a few combo weapons and they can be found pretty much exclusively in South Plaza. Check under the awnings in the central hallways of the area to find it lying on the ground with some other items.

Descriptions of Weapons:
By Thor’s holy armpits this is a weapon that can take you by surprise! Using the spinning cement saw you launch plates at an incredibly high speed towards the zombies. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a plate cut through a zombie like tissue paper. It’s rather efficient and pretty dangerous especially since if a plate should miss its target then it will ricochet off of the walls at an angle until it impacts a zombie.

Notes: Dangerous and amusing.

Rating: 3/5


Pole Weapon

Location of Card:
This is obtained simply by leveling up at any point between 1 and 10.

Location of Components:
The pole weapon requires a push boom and a machete.

Push brooms are found all over the place in both the safe room and in Royal Flush Plaza, just outside the safe room entrance. Generally speaking just searching around in the back areas of the plazas will let you find at least one of these.

Machetes are pretty easy to get your hands on regardless of where you are. Albert’s Apparel in Royal Flush Plaza has them as do the display cases in Shanks in the Palisade Mall. You can occasionally find them in kitchen areas of restaurants as well.

Descriptions of Weapons:
This is actually a surprisingly good weapon, more so than you might think. Just jamming on the basic attack button you can kill lots of zombies with those individual swipes and slice your way through hordes with ease. Heck it even does a pretty good job against psychopaths if you don’t have anything better. If you find yourself surrounded then use the heavy attack to chop all the surrounding zombies to pieces. Honestly this weapon is better than you might expect just be mindful of its somewhat low endurance.

Notes: Quite the useful weapon.

Rating: 4/5



Location of Card:
Gotten simply by leveling up between levels 25 – 40.

Location of Components:
This weapon is a combination of a 2x4 chunk of wood as well as a Lawnmower.

You can find 2x4’s all over the place, namely there is one inside of the safe room and a few scattered around the mall areas. Others can be found by going to the maintenance room along the Platinum Strip, near the sex shops, and searching around the dumpsters.

Chuck can find Lawnmowers by heading on over to the water area in the middle of Fortune Park, near the maintenance room. Just outside of the room is a lawnmower just sitting there, waiting to be used.

Descriptions of Weapons:
Who wouldn’t think that a lawnmower you hold in your hands to slice enemy faces off, would be a bad idea? Holding this in his hands Chuck thrusts it at the zombies to shred their torso. Sadly because he has removed all semblances of handles from the thing he uses this in as slow and ponderous a manner as possible which makes it of singular uselessness against the hordes that zombies always come in. Make it, use it once or twice and then move on to better stuff.

Notes: Ponderous and slow on the attack.

Rating: 1/5


  • MetaSyke - July 9, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    *places his bronzed Knife Gloves up on his mantle* Thank you my friends, you have treated me well through my zombie killing career. Yes, the Tesla Ball is a rip snorting load of fun to use, even if it's not the easiest to create.
  • scarcie0018 - December 16, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    well i only need like 3 cards but thanks geeza... they should be where u said they are right???? hahah jus messin safe.
  • misfit119 - October 20, 2010 7:32 a.m.

    Many of the safe rooms in Dead Rising 2 contain the tools required to make combo weapons. It felt kind of redundant to point most of these out as the combo weapons really aren't all that effective. They're fun but you're often better with a shotgun, LMG and a few Spiked Bats. @kyle94: Without the combo card the weapon takes roughly two to three shots to kill an individual zombie. With the combo card it's basically just a glorified shotgun. So overall it seemed kind of like a worthless weapon to me. @Michael: I'd have loved to have been part of the conversation that brought on that whoopsie, heh! I was wondering what the heck that was or if it was a prank from a colleague (a friend made it so that Word replaced every instance of the word "this" with "that". Made for some uh... interesting re-edits.
  • tiny090 - October 16, 2010 4:43 p.m.

    muyjuhjnythgyyhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh u ok pp'[;#] # m o # 0 jk
  • tiny090 - October 16, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    i love the game esspecialy going rampage with the weelchair thanx 4 manking the game
  • wtyonamefooo - October 16, 2010 7 a.m.

    maplestory ftw... lol
  • Ninja-Monkey-91 - October 10, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    For the electric chair. Both items can be found in the BBQ shack next to the Americana casino. There are always two or three wheelchairs outside the maintenance room and the room itself has a battery.
  • 1zombielion - October 10, 2010 5:01 a.m.

    Nice guide. An easy way to get wingmen and queens is to go to pot of gold in silver strip and combine the 3 orange juices with beer. Grab the chaisaw from the top of the stage and combine it with the motorcyle. Drink one of the nectars then get on the bike and run over zombies. When you get off there should be around 6 queens. Then just fuse some with the nectar.
  • kyle94 - October 10, 2010 4:48 a.m.

    I didn't think the gem blower was useless. I don't know what you were doing with it, but when I used it after I got the combo card, it worked rather well. Wasn't practical, but did kill zombies. Hell, it was basically a giant shotgun for me. I remember shooting one zombie next to me and his body went flying while his head floated in mid-air for a second and then fell down.
  • Slayer11496 - October 9, 2010 3:35 a.m.

    I actually thought up combining a blast frequency gun with an amp shortly after finding it. Yay for me!!! :)
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - October 8, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Sometimes I'm typing in AIM and it's not the active window, and sometimes PickeHitlered happens. @_@ Fixed, and the Guide is complete!
  • misfit119 - October 7, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    Yeah, wow. No idea what the hell happened there. I know my computer was having a seizure thanks to all the video capture while I was typing. What's even more interesting is that typo isn't in my original file. Weird. @leyviur - I found it much easier to grab two bow and arrows from the Chieftains Hut, the two dynamite sticks in RFP and use the two Blambows to slaughter zombies left and right. I see your point though but it's still fairly limited in use.
  • taco12324 - October 5, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    I can't believe that the GR guys haven't noticed that the paragraph on where tennis raquets are was taken over by Hitler. Is this like some kind of new reverse Grammar Nazi that purposely misspells words?
  • RobertW - October 5, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    PickeHitlerd? People, I think we just got Hitler Roll'd...
  • Voltanis - October 5, 2010 11:52 a.m.

    You don't get a combo card for it from Case Zero, but the Beer Hat is a carryover from Case Zero as well. In Still Creek, when making the jump across the alleyway to get to the hunting store, turn right instead of left and follow the planks on top of those buildings to find a lone construction hat. The bowling alley or bar has plenty of beer.
  • Leyviur - October 5, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    An incredible use for the Dynameat is for early leveling. Near the Atlantica casino is a maintenence room where you can make the knife gloves. Right outside this room is a stick of dynamite and hunk of meat. Using this you can throw it at a nearby enemy horde for a giant PP spike that remains significant until level 30, or so. Respawning these items is merely a matter of going into the casino and back out again. I got to around level 35 using this method, and had no trouble running through the story afterwards.
  • chriszewski - October 5, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    Sorry for the double post but there is a much more convenient location for dynamite in the Royal Flush Plaza. Three sticks to be exact. Go toward the exit that leads to Fortune Park but stay in the plaza. Upstairs you will see a red phone booth that you can climb. Climb up onto the overhang for the store underneath and walk over to the broken railing and jump up again. Turn around and jump to the flower box and climb up one last time. There will be a large hot air balloon with a blue stuffed bunny and three glorious sticks of TNT. Its a long jump but easily makeable. Alternatively, instead of jumping to the balloon you can climb into the windows and snag a sniper rifle, steak and a spear. Makes the Blambow more enticing with less travel!
  • chriszewski - October 5, 2010 10:51 a.m.

    A note on the Beer Hat: its usefulness increases signifigantly if you pick up the Drinks magazine and either Health magazine. Drinks - Drinking alcohol no longer makes chuck puke. Found in Atlantica Casino on top of the ceiling fixture near the clam shell.
  • philipshaw - October 5, 2010 10:30 a.m.

    Great guide and you are right in the baseball bat with nails is the best weapon in the game. I used that for most of the game
  • NathanXplosion - October 5, 2010 5:29 a.m.

    My favorite combo weapon has to be the Blitzkrieg, which is a wheelchair, a car battery, and a merc assault rifle. Its not the one I used the most, just the one I had the most fun while using when I did.

Showing 1-20 of 25 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000