Resident Evil 4 Hints & Cheats
- Leon Kennedy is dead set on rescuing the President's daughter from the clutches of the evil Saddler, but he'll need some help! This guide for Resident Evil 4 will provide you with a detailed walkthrough, stats on all of the weapons, and strategies, as well as walkthroughs and tips for the bonus unlockable games.
"The Mercenaries" Mini-Game and Characters
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete the main game once The Mercenaries Mini-Game Get a four-star rating in the Pueblo map of The Mercenaries Ada Wong for use in The Mercenaries Get a four-star rating in the Castle map of The Mercenaries Jack Krauser for use in The Mercenaries Get a four-star rating in the Island Commando Base map of The Mercenaries Hunk for use in The Mercenaries Get a four-star rating in the Waterworld map of The Mercenaries Albert Wesker for use in The Mercenaries
"Assignment Ada" Mini-Game
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete the main game once "Assignment Ada" Mini-Game
Harder DifficultyIn Professional difficulty, everything is the same except for the fact that enemies are alot tougher to kill.
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete the main game once on Normal difficulty "Professional" difficulty
Special CostumesAfter beating the game the first time, when starting a new game or playing a Round Two game, a new option appears that allows for Leon and Ashley to wear special costumes. Leon wears an R.P.D. uniform, Ashley wears pop sensation clothes, and Ada wears her black outfit from her mini-game.
Unlocking the Punisher PistolWhen the guy who runs around and sells you upgrades for weapons, he has a secret "quest" for you.
How to Unlock Unlockable Search 2 areas of the game for the blue medallions & shoot them (there are 15 altogether). Punisher Pistol
Unlock Infinite Rocket Launcher And Matilda HandgunBeat the game to unlock the Matilda handgun and the Infinite Rocket Launcher. The items will be unlocked for purchase at any merchant if you load up a "Round 2" game save. The weapons come with a hefty price, too.
How to Unlock Unlockable Beat the game Infinite Rocket Launcher Beat the game Matilda Handgun
Unlock the HandcannonIn the course of the mercenaries game, you can unlock extra characters by completing the maps with a high score, in addition to secret characters, you can also unlock weapons. The total cost of the Handcannon's upgrades is 790,000 pesetas.
How to Unlock Unlockable Get a five-star rank with all characters on all stages Handcannon Fully upgrade the Handcannon's firepower, reload, and capacity. The 'exclusive' option then raises the attack power to 99.9 and gives infinite ammo. Unlimited Ammo Handcannon
How to Unlock Unlockable Finish minigame assignment Ada Chicago Typewriter
Broken ButterflyIn the hall south of the hedge maze there is a locked door. Return to that area with Ashley, piggy back with her and she will unlock the door.
Alternate title screen
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete the game once. Alternate Title Screen
Unlock "Exclusive" UpgradesOnce you have fully upgrades every stat for a specific weapon, you can purchase an expensive "Exclusive" upgrade for that weapon.Note: Killer7 has no "Exclusive" Upgrade.
How to Unlock Unlockable completely upgrade Shotgun Increase firepower for distant targets completely upgrade Red9 5 firepower for Red9 completely upgrade Handgun increase chance for head shot by 5X completely upgrade Rifle 18 firepower for Rifle completely upgrade TMP 1.8 firepower for TMP completely upgrade Mine Thrower Homing missle for Mine Thrower completely upgrade Semi-auto rifle 0.40 fire speed for Semi-auto rifle completely upgrade Matilda 100 max ammo for Matilda completely upgrade Broken Butterfly 50 firepower for Broken Butterfly completely upgrade Striker Shotgun 100 max ammo for Striker completely upgrade Riot Gun 10 firepower for Riot Gun completely upgrade Punisher Penetrate up to five bodies completely upgrade Blacktail 3.4 firepower
Bottle CapsAfter you enter the Castle, and go through the Hall of Water(Y' Know.... that place that you have to protect Ashley as she turns the Cranks) to the Observation Hall. Next to the Merchant, A blue door with golden gun engravements lies in wait. Go through the door and begin the Target Practice game. Select Game Type A to begin a game. During certain portions of the game, other blue doors similar to this can be found. Enter them and finsh the Target practices by fetting 3000 points or higher to get 6 bottle caps. After you get 6, talk to the merchant and end the game. If you collected 6 different caps of the same game type, you will get some pesetas.
How to Unlock Unlockable 4000 or more points in Game D. Hit all targest in Game D except Ashley. J.J. 3000 or more points in Game D. Maria 3000 or more points in Game D. Isabel 3000 or more points in Game D. Soldier w/ hammer 3000 or more points in Game D. Soldier w/ stun-rod 3000 or more points in Game D. Soldier w/ dynamite Score 3000 or more on Game Type A Leon with Shotgun Score 3000 or more on Game Type A Leon with Rocket Launcher Score 3000 or more on Game Type A Leon with Handgun Score 3000 or more on Game Type A Ashley Graham Score 3000 or more on Game Type A Luis Sera Score 4000 or more on Game Type A. Alternately, hit all of the targets on Game Type A Ada Wong Score 3000 or more on Game Type B Don Jose Score 3000 or more on Game Type B Don Diego Score 3000 or more on Game Type B Don Manuel Score 3000 or more on Game Type B Don Esteban Score 3000 or more on Game Type B Dr. Salvador Score 4000 or more on Game Type B. Alternately, hit all of the targets on Game Type B Bella Sisters Score 3000 or more on Game Type C Merchant Score 3000 or more on Game Type C Zealot with Scythe Score 3000 or more on Game Type C Zealot with Shield Score 3000 or more on Game Type C Zealot with Bowgun Score 3000 or more on Game Type C Leader Zealot Score 4000 or more on Game Type C. Alternately, hit all of the targets on Game Type C Don Pedro
Looking at Ashley the wrong wayWhen Ashley is following you find something somewhat high off of the ground and climb on top. Then tell Ashley to stay put. Go below where you left Ashley standing. When you are underneath and you try to move the C-Stick up to look at Ashley, she will ask Leon what is he looking at and call him a pervert.
Killer7 EndorsementLater in the game, the Merchant has a gun called "Killer7". This powerful magnum shares the name of an upcoming title by Capcom called "Killer 7".
Hidden TrailersIf you don't push any buttons at the title screen. Then after about a minute or so a never-before-seen trailer will play. If you do the same thing at the title screen after the 1st trailer has played then the trailer from The Tokyo Game Show of 2004 will play. It will play these 2 trailers for as many of times as you don't push any buttons at the title screen.
Title Screen Controls (for the Alternative Title Screen)Use these controls during the title screen.
C-stick moves the backround left and right.
R zooms in backround.
L zooms out backround.
Del Lago SecretWhen you first enter the area where you fight Del Lago, the monster in the water, head down to the dock. If you shoot the water about eight to fifteen times, you will get see what he thinks of you.
Alternate music in "Assignment Ada" creditsAfter you watch the credits at the end of "Assignment Ada" it will ask you if you would like to watch the credits again. Choose "yes" and it will play the credits again but with different music.
Leon does jet ski jump.In the final area when Leon and Ashley are on the jet ski, if you press the L & R buttons and jump just before you do this, Leon will do a spin on the jet ski.
Extra EnemiesThis trick will summon cannon fodder your way. In the graveyard area, with the church where Ashley is actually held, there is a bell tower connected to the church (to its right). If you ring it, they will come. You can shoot it three times only. The first and second waves of enemies will come from the cave entrance and the third will come from the bridge area.
Free AmmoWhen you upgrade any weapon's capacity at a merchant, he will refill the magazine free of charge. This is very helpful with the magnum, or TMP
Free EggsAt any location with chickens, you can sometimes find eggs. If you save nearby, then reset the game and reload your file, then run around in circles in an area with chickens, in about 1-5 minutes, more eggs will be laid! Free health if you ever need it! Best area to do this is the farm.
Get extra money and itemsAt various points throughout the game, you will come across different animals such as crows and fish. These animals can be shot and will reveal different items or amounts of money to obtain.
Alternate Ada SceneAfter your second encouter with The Village Chief head straight back to the previous room where you met him. A scene will occur where Ada saves you from The Village Cheif again.
Extra Scene With LuisDuring the part where Leon and Luis defend the cabin, shoot Luis with your pistol (or any other gun) around 8 or more times. You will get a cut scene where Luis will shoot Leon back, and give you a game over.
Ambush Congregation in the Castle for $$In the castle area, right after engaging the Bugs in the sewers, you will see a large group of Ganados Zealots in mid prayer. If you spook them they will run away, and you miss out on ALOT of money. Right before the sewer they give you a flash grenade. SAVE IT. When preparing the ambush on the congregation, go north then swing across the chandelier. When on the other side look down, and try to hit them all with a flash grenade to stun. Immediately jump down and run north to their exit point so you lock them in. If you have an incendiary or frag grenade you could use it here, other wise line them up for some shotgun carnage. They will each drop a spinel and their leader drops an Illuminados pendant, worth around 32000 altogether.
Hidden Conversation With Hunnigan.Near the church in Chapter 1-3, instead of going up to the church, take the path towards the lake. This will trigger a conversation with Hunnigan, where Leon stumbles with words.
How to avoid the first battle with Krauser in the fortressWhen you enter the fortress and trigger the conversation with Krauser, immediately run forward to the shack with the locked door. Examine the door and the light will switch to red.It will take a few minutes before the door automatically unlocks. Smash the boxes on both floors for items.Meanwhle, Krauser will come to hunt you down. However, you can avoid the battle completely! Instead of wasting ammo and losing health to confront him until he uses the flash grenade, simply climb the ladder up and down! Krauser cannot hurt you when you climb the ladder!Repeat the ladder climbing process until the door unlocks!
Extra Colored Eyes treasuresBefore you enter the clocktower section, if you destroy the Novistador nest, a lot of Red / Blue / Green Eye treasures will be dropped.
Extra ammoWhen in the cabin with Luis (and Ashley), fighting the Ganados coming through the windows, stand by Luis. If you stand near him for long enough, he will start throwing handgun ammo to you.
Krauser's Secret WeaknesssNormally, The knife is a last ditch, limited range, very weak weapon, Dealing less than 5/8 the damage of an unupgraded handgun. In the timed fight versus krauser, If you knife him in the head it deals about 40x the damage that it would normally inflict. It saves ammo, and is as strong as a powerful magnum.
Detect Cloaked ParasitesWhen you walk into a room you suspect the parasite things inhabit. Use the laser and move it around the room. It will glow brighter if one is there.
How to make the Gatling Gun appear without allowing the red monk to use itIn the castle, there is a glitch where you can make the Gatling Gun appear without allowing the red monk to operate it.First, progress normally and let the red monk escape. Once you return to the turret room, he will be operating the gatling gun. Immediate leave the room and return to the main hall with the merchant and save.Load the game and re-enter the turret room. You need to chase the red monk again until he returns to the turret room. When you return to the turret room, the turret will be raised, but the red monk will be standing outside of the turret ring! Without the turret on his side, finish him with ease!
Quickly reload your weaponWhenever you have the chance to dodge (A and B, or L and R), if you are in the middle of a reload (Or just started one), and you perform the dodge, after you dodge your weapon you will have a full clip of ammo, as if you fully reloaded it. Useful for fighting bosses where you don\'t have a lot of time, or when you must reload an item that would normally take awhile (Such as the Broken Butterfly).
Instant KO against gatling gun GanadosWhen you get to the second wave of enemies when Mike is helping you, destroy the guns with the Infinite Rocket Launcher BEFORE you enter that area. Once you go past the shutters, the Ganados will rush to their posts, but only to die immediately. It will also work with the regular Rocket Launcher, but that only has one shot, so... yeah.
100% hit rate with Infinite Rocket Launcher.To do this, you need at least one normal weapon, and the Infinite Rocket Launcer.At the begining of each chapter hit an enemy with any weapon once (any weapon other than the IRL) You can then fire away at anything with the Rocket Lancher, no matter if you hit or miss an enemy, and you will get 100% hit rate at the end of the chapter.
This happens because the game does not register the Rocket Launcher hits like the other weapons hits.
Bypassing the Los Gigantos boss fight.When you reach the underground Castle area in which you have to fight two El Gigantes, you can bypass this difficult fight entirely. Climb the ladder and ride the zip line down to the trap door switch. Run back and do this over and over again really fast. Eventually you'll be able to get to the zip line before the actual zip line does, and riding it down will trap you inside the wall. From there, turn right and walk through the wall past the locked door. This bypasses the fight entirely, because you're glitch-walking behind the spot where the cutscene for the fight is supposed to take place.
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