FAQ/Walkthrough by Shadow.
Earth Defence Force 2017 on SuperCheats.com
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This is a FAQ for the Xbox 360 game Earth Defense Force 2017.
It is a guide designed while mainly thinking about
the Hard difficulty level which means it should be useful
on the Hard, Normal, and Easy difficulties.

The achievements for this game are: 

All Stages Cleared (Easy) for 50 gamerpoints. 
Clear all stages on easy difficulty.

All Stages Cleared (Normal) for 100 gamerpoints 
Clear all stages on normal difficulty.

All Stages Cleared (Hard) for 150 gamerpoints
Clear all stages on hard difficulty.

All Stages Cleared (Hardest) for 200 gamerpoints.
Clear all stages on hardest difficulty.

All Stages Cleared (Inferno) for 300 gamerpoints.
Clear all stages on inferno difficulty.


All Weapons Acquired for 200 gamerpoints.
Get all of the weapons.

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I. Introduction
II. Table of Contents
III. Contacting Me
IV. Version History
V. Controls
VI. Level Walkthrough
VII. Legal Stuff
VIII. The End

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You may contact me at theshadowdragon777@yahoo.com but only for the 
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Version Number: 1.0
Date Added: 06/27/07
What's New: Everything.

Version Number: 1.01
Date Added: 07/02/07
What's New: Updated Legal Stuff

Version Number: 1.02
Date Added: 07/03/07
What's New: Fixed date of last update and added
Supercheats.com and cheathappens.com to sites
allowed to use this guide.

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~~~~The Basic Controls~~~~

Right Control Stick - Camera up and down
Right Control Stick Click - Nothing
Left Control Stick/D-pad - Move and Turn
Left Control Stick Click - Zoom or Set up emplacement

Left Trigger - Strafe to the Left
Right Trigger - Strafe to the Right

Left Bumper - Roll to the Left
Right Bumper - Roll to the Right

A - Jump or Roll
B - Switch your Weapons
X - Fire your weapon
Y - Aim Upwards

Select - Enter or Leave a Vehicle
Start - The Pause Menu

~~~~The Advanced Controls~~~~

Left Control Stick/D-pad - Move or Strafe
Left Control Stick Click - Nothing

Right Control Stick - Aim or Turn
Right Control Stick Click - Nothing

Left Trigger - Jump or Roll
Right Trigger - Fire

Left Bumper - Zoom or Activate something
Right Bumper - Switch Weapons

A - Not Used
B - Not Used
X - Not Used
Y - Not Used

Select - Enter or Leave Vehicle
Start - Pause Menu

~~~~Vehicle Controls~~~~

---Combat Vehicle E551 Gigantus---

Left Control Stick - Move

Right Control Stick - Aim the Turret

Right Trigger/A/B/X/Y - Fire the Cannon

---SDL2 Airbike---

Left Control Stick - Move

X - Fire Machine Gun

---Combat Helicopter EF24 Bazelato---

Left Control Stick - Move

Right Control Stick - Elevation
Right Control Stick Click/B/X - Fire Machine Gun

Left Trigger - Strafe Left
Right Trigger - Strafe Right

Y - Fire Missile

---Battle Machine Vegalta---

Left Control Stick - Move
Left Control Stick Click/A - Jump(Hold to Hover)

Right Control Stick - Aim Arm weapons
Right Control Stick Click/Y/Right Bumper - Fire Flamethrower

Left Trigger/X - Fire the Machine gun
Right Trigger/B - Fire a Missile

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To find a specific mission just use control+F (Find) and put
Mission #* and replace the asterisk with the mission number.

The levels:

1. Arrival
2. Invasion
3. Melee
4. Landing
5. Search
6. Airforce
7. Takedown
8. Mobilization
9. Tsugawa
10. Arms
11. Infiltration
12. Reinforcement
13. Retaliation
14. Fortress
15. Blockade
16. Multiplication
17. Nesting
18. Dino-mech
19. Umbra
20. Artillery
21. Crimson
22. Trapped
23. Expansion
24. Interception
25. Descent 1
26. Descent 2
27. Descent 3
28. Descent 4
29. Assault
30. Anchored
31. Advance
32. March
33. Surprise
34. Breach
35. Sweep
36. Thunder
37. Eruption
38. Surrounded
39. Legion
40. Return
41. Occupation
42. King
43. Spearhead
44. Extermination 1
45. Extermination 2
46. Extermination 3
47. Uprising
48. Wrath
49. Elite
50. Unknown
51. Convergence
52. Inferno
53. Starship

MISSION #1:
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/_/ \_\_| |_| |_|\_/\__,_|_|

Description: An extraterrestrial spaceship has appeared above the city.
The Alien force is so large in number that it covers the entire sky.
Negotiations are currently underway, but in case of an emergency, all
Ranger Teams and Storm Teams are to report to their designated posts.

Weapons I used: 
AF18 Assault Rifle - Good at close range when fighting the bugs
Cascade 1 Rocket Launcher - Good for hitting big groups of bugs

When you start the level you will see a cut scene with civilians
running towards the screen while the screen pans up to look upon
the massive alien spaceships while the reporter talks about how
the aliens have been named The Ravagers. 

When you take control of your character also known as Storm 1 you
will see many spaceships in the sky but for this level ignore all
of them. As you move forward you should see civilians running towards
you and away from the aliens. Here you will encounter the first and
weakest of the Ravagers, the Black Terror Ant.

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Description: The Black Terror Ant looks just as it sounds. It
is a rather large black ant. It is much taller then a normal
human. It's attacks include trying to bite you to shooting
out some sort of orange liquid acid at you. They are the
weakest and most common of the Ravagers, for now at least.

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As you move up you will encounter a large group of these bugs
which you have to kill. Use the Cascade 1 or any rocket launcher
you have as you move towards them and then use the assault rifle
if the bugs get close to you. As you kill them power-ups will
sometimes drop from their bodies. The green ones are weapons,
the reddish ones are armor upgrades which increase your health
by 1 after you beat the level. The white ones heal you and the
darker green ones heal you more then the white ones.

After you finish off the Black ants here look at your radar
and move towards the new mass of red. You will end up at a
small park where you are supposed to meet up with another
Ranger Team and help them annihilate the surrounding bugs.
As you approach them it is best to use a ranged weapon
such as a rocket launcher or sniper rifle, the Cascade 1
in my case and then once  you get right up next to them
use your assault rifle.

Also watch out and try not to get surrounded as their
acid can hurt a lot when their is a big group of them.
Once you finish this group up a third group will appear
so use your radar and head towards them. They are most
likely already heading towards you crawling up and down
the buildings so be ready and hit them with a ranged
weapon until and try to eliminate most of them that
way. 

After you defeat these enemies you will get a mission cleared.

The weapons you receive will vary but the ones I got are:

MMF41-B3 (Sniper-Rifle)
C24 Bomb (Special Weapon)
MMF42-RA (Special Weapon)
Y10 Wide Impulse (Special Weapon)
UM3-J Grenade Launcher (Grenade)
Buffalo G3 Burst (Shotgun)

Mission #2:
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Description: The city is in a state of panic because of the sudden
appearance of giant insects. All available Ranger Teams and Storm
Teams are to report to the scene at once. You must protect the civilians
from the bugs. At this time, we do not know the relationship between The
Ravagers and these giant bugs, but we are gathering data as quickly as
possible.

Weapons I used: I used the same as the las level as you will be mainlky
fighting more Black Terror Ants and these weapons are good against them.
AF18 Assault Rifle
Cascade 1 Rocket Launcher

As the level starts you will immediately gain control of your character.
You will see the spaceships in the sky again but still keep ignoring
them because you cannot do anything about them. You will also hear
civilians screaming. If you look up ahead you will see why as you will
see more Black Terror Ants and they are now attacking the civilians.
You should be able to see their orange spray flying out. There are a lot
of them so try and take as many as you can out from a distance and try not
to get overwhelmed by them. Once you defeat all of the bugs the mission is
over.

What I got: 
AF17 Assault Rifle
Lysander Sniper Rifle

Mission #3: 
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Description: There are still a large number of bugs throughout the city.
The Ranger Teams are continuing to carry on the fight. All deployable
troops are to enter combat at once.

Weapons I used: Just like the last level.
AF18 Assault Rifle
Cascade 1 Rocket Launcher

As you start you will gain control of your character and the general will
tell you how you must exterminate the bugs as they are now attacking 
civilians. You should be able to see the bugs ahead of you walking accross
the road so head towards them and kill them. It should be just like the
last level with nothing new added yet. Try and meet up with the soldiers
to your right in the park first and help them and then head over to kill
the rest of the bugs. The bugs are positioned all around you so just use
your radar and head towards the large groups of them and usually most of
them will end up running towards you whereas you can kill them. Also
do not worry about destroying the buildings they are walking on with a
rocket launcher as there is no consequence for doing so.

Once all the bugs on your radar are destroyed the mission is cleared.

What I go: No weapons.

Mission #4
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Weapons I used:
AF18 Assault Rifle
Cascade 1 Rocket Launcher or Volcano 3w-Burst

Description: The giant bugs continue to be deployed throughout the city.
They are attacking civilians and eating them. This threat needs to be
eliminated at all costs. Storm 1 and 2 are to go into battle at once
and support the Ranger Teams that are already engaged in combat.

As the level starts you will immediately gain control of your character.
You will see no enemies but if you look at your radar their is a large
concentration of them. So you must head towards that concentration
of red dots on your radar and get ready for a fight. When you get to them
just use your rocket launcher to annihilate most of them and then your
assault rifle if they get to close or to kill all the stragglers. After
you defeat the first group keeping moving on towards the large needle
building where the second group is. Use the same tactics to kill all
of them.

After you defeat them the camera will look up and lock onto the
alien spacecrafts, two of them to be exact. Their bottom doors will open up
and many Black Terror Ants will fall out of it onto the ground. Kill all
of them and the mission will be cleared.

Weapons I found:
ZE Sniper (Special Weapon)
Y10 Wide Impulse (Special Weapon)
AF16-RA Assault Rifle
ZER-GUN (Special Weapon)

Mission #5:
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Weapons I used:
AF18 Assault Rifle: For the bugs
Cascade 1 Rocket Launcher or any other Rocket Launcher: For the gunships

Description: From the EDF Command Center: "We regret to inform  you that
we have no choice but to officially recognize the Ravagers as a full
invasion force." An assault on the Ravagers will begin at once. Air
forces around the world will team up to perform a joint strike their
spacecraft fleet. Meanwhile, ground infantry units are to seek out and
eliminate the giant bugs on the ground.

When the level starts you will be told that your job is to take out the
enemies on the ground while they attack the enemies in the air. So you
must head towards the concentration of red on your radar and confront the
Black Terror Ants. Over the course of fighting them you will hear the
reporter talking about how the EDF is attacking the Mothership and then
how the Mothership deploys countless warships. You will then hear how
the EDF Fighters are being rapidly destroyed and how the attack on the
Mothership was a failure. You will then be told to retreat as the gunships
are heading towards you. You must now destroy the enemy gunships.

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The Ravager gunship is a flying spaceship with a silver color. It
is equipped with multiple laser cannons which it will shoot at you
when it flies down upon you. You may destroy them with whatever
type of weapon you please. Assault rifles work good when they fly close
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As you look forward you will see that a very large number of gunships just
appeared right in front of you and to clear the mission you must destroy
them all. Fire your rocket launcher or sniper rifle to kill them before they
get to close. When they do get close you can use your assault rifle to take
them out. The ships have the habit of flying around you and then stopping to
shot so use this time to take them out before they fire. Also keep moving
throughout the entire fight. Once they are all dead the mission is complete.

Weapons I got:
Firecracker 2 (Special Weapon)
C24 Bomb (Special Weapon)
AF-V Assault Rifle
AF16 Assault Rifle

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Description: The joint air force has been annihilated by the gunships.
Air supremacy is now in the hands of the enemy. The enemy mothership
continues to float above the city launching a fleet of gunships.
The city will be destroyed unless they are stopped at once. Attack the
gunships and give the civilians time to evacuate. 

Weapons I used:
AF18 Assault Rifle: For the bugs and gunships
A Sniper or Rocket Launcher for the gunships.

When the level starts you will be shown a mini cut scene of the mothership
and you will see how the gunships are pouring out of it.

When the level starts your camera is locked on the mothership and how
the gunships are pouring out of it. After you defeat the first wave the
mothership will unleash more gunships. After you defeat this second wave
yet another wave will be let out of the mothership. After you defeat this
third wave the mission is complete.

Weapons I got:
Splash Grenade
Buffalo G3 Burst Shotgun
MMF42 Sniper Rifle
Lysander Sniper Rifle

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Description: The Ravagers' large UFOs are deploying giant bugs around the
globe. It appears these UFOs act something like aircraft carriers. If we
don't stop the UFOs, the giant bugs will continue to cause more damage.
These UFOs need to be taken down at once.

Weapons I used: 
AF18 Assault Rifle
Lysander Sniper Rifle

As the level starts you will be shown a cutscene of the dropships dropping
of the giant bugs and you are told how they must be destroyed.

As you gain control of character you will see a dropship in front of you
dropping down the giant bugs. Immediately use your sniper and aim for the
reddish spot where the bugs are coming out of as that is it's week spot
and fire at it until the color vanishes and ship begins to fall.

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The Ravagers' Flying Saucers or UFOs are their transport ships. They
stay up in the sky and their bottom part opens up and anything form giant
bugs to enemy robots can fall from it. This is also though it's weak spot.
When it's underside doors open you can attack any part of this reddish
opening and the UFO will be hurt.
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You probably won't be able to destroy one of them right away but just wait
and kill the bugs until it opens again and fire at it until the ship
comes falling to the ground. Once these two ships are destroyed and all
the enemies they dropped your mission is complete. 

Weapons I god:
ZER-GUN (Special Weapon)
Wideshot VR Shotgun

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Description: The UFOs have been successfully destroyed, but the remaining
bugs need to be eliminated. However, there are reports of more UFOs heading
this way. Despite having taken down the last fleet, it's clear that they
still pose a considerable threat, If the reports are correct, you are to
join the Ranger Teams in battle and combine your forces.

Weapons I used:
AF18
Cascade 1 or Volcano 3W-Burst or basically any other rocket launcher

For this level just follow your radar towards the group of red dots.
Once you get their eliminate all of the black ants. Once you eliminate
them another group will appear on your radar. Head over to this group and
defeat all of them. One you defeat this group you are told to meet up
with Ranger 5 who are in battle with more of the bugs so head on over
to them and defeat all of the black ants around them. After you defeat
these ants you hear word that the mothership has arrives with some
UFOs. You will have to destroy two UFOs which will fly towards you
but one to the right and the other to the left. Once you destroy these
UFOs and the bugs they release the mission will be cleared.

Weapons I found:
Goliath D1 Rocket Launcher
Sparrow Shot Shotgun
Lysander Sniper Rifle
UMRA Grenade Launcher
Buffalo G3 Burst Shotgun
Y10 Wide Impulse (Special Weapon)
AF18 Assault Rifle

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Description: We have reports of a new type of Ravager soldier, dubbed Walking
Arms. They look like giant shiny silver robots. They are currently
assembling at the Tsugawa Inlet and Senjogahara. We will split into two
units and attack them at both locations. Storm 1 is to take part in the
Tsugawa Inlet defense. The enemy is to be destroyed before they reach
Japanese soil. Storm 1 and 5 will be our assault teams.

Weapons I used:
Lysander Sniper Rifle
Goliath D1 Rocket Launcher

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The Walking Arms also called Hektors by the EDF are large bipedal silver
robots. It is equipped with a pair of lethal arm weapons that come in two
varieties. The first is a plasma-based Gatling gun that has an extremely
high rate of fire. The second is an artillery arm that is capable of
lobbing explosive plasma orbs great distances.
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When you start the mission you start away from the beach on the road. You
must walk foward some and you get a good view of the beach. From this view
you should be able to hit all of the robots with either a sniper or rocket.
Just attack them all until they are destroyed and then the mission will
be cleared. So just sniper all of the robots and kill any gunships that
come near you.

Weapons I got: None

Mission #10:
   _                
  /_\  _ _ _ __  ___
 / _ \| '_| '  \(_-<
/_/ \_\_| |_|_|_/__/
                    
Description: The enemy was successfully prevented from landing ashore at
the Tsugawa Inlet. However, our defense forces at Senjogahara were
destroyed , A large army of Walking Arms are about to invade the city.
The city is in danger. All deployable troops are to converge on the city
and intercept the enemy.

Weapons I used:
AF18 Assualt Rifle
Lysander Sniper Rifle

As you start the mission you are shown a mini cutscene of the walking arms
marching through the city and destroying it as they move. Your mission
will be to destroy these enemies. As you start you will see that there
are many of them on your radar. You will see one directly in front of you
and one marching towards you from the left. You must quickly move and begin
firing at the one in front of you and then keep moving on to the next. Try
and keep moving the entire time for they won't be able to hit you
with their weapons and knock you down. The AF18 is rather effective
against them along with a rocket launcher or sniper. About a whole
clip of the AF18 will just kill one of them and when you are shooting at
them with it they usually cannot hit you. Just get close, maybe even under
them, and unload. When you kill all of them you will hear a news report
about how a large nest of the giant bugs has been found in eastern Japan.

Weapons I found:
C24 Bomb (Special Weapon)
Sparrow Shot Shotgun
UMRA Grenade Launcher
Stingray M2 Rocket Launcher
ME3 Emerald Missile
Y10 Wide Impulse (Special Weapon)

Mission #11:
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|_ _|_ _  / _(_) | |_ _ _ __ _| |_(_)___ _ _  
 | || ' \|  _| | |  _| '_/ _` |  _| / _ \ ' \ 
|___|_||_|_| |_|_|\__|_| \__,_|\__|_\___/_||_|
                                              
Description: We've got some terrible news. The giant bugs have begun to
build an underground nest. If they begin to reproduce, this planet will
be overrun by those bugs. The nest needs to be destroyed at once. We will
infiltrate this nest and eliminate the giant bugs from within.

Weapons I used:
AF18
Goalith D1, others like the cluster grenade weapon or the Cascade would also
be good.

When the level starts a mini cutscene shows some of the underground tunnels
and the black terror ants moving through them. When you gain control of
Storm 1 you are in the tunnels and must move forward and begin to fight the
bugs. After you kill this first group of black ants, continue through the 
tunnel and you will run into another. Eventually you will here about the
teams are being overrun and you are ordered to kill all bugs in sight
and retreat.

Weapons I found: 
Firecracker 2 (Special Weapon)
Goliath D1 Rocket Launcher
Splash Grenade
C24 Bomb (Special Weapon)
Firecracker 3 (Special Weapon)

Mission #12: 
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| _ \___(_)_ _  / _|___ _ _ __ ___ _ __  ___ _ _| |_ 
|   / -_) | ' \|  _/ _ \ '_/ _/ -_) '  \/ -_) ' \  _|
|_|_\___|_|_||_|_| \___/_| \__\___|_|_|_\___|_||_\__|
                                                     
Description: The Ravagers' UFOs are deploying a new type of giant bug.
They need to be destroyed before the situation gets out of hand. The
Ranger teams are already engaged in combat. Reinforce them immediately. 

Weapons I used:
AF18
Goliath D1

When you first start the level you will be shown a sceene of the UFOs
deploying the new type of bugs which resemble spiders. You are told
that you must eliminate them at once. 

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER 
   _                     _ _     ___      _    _            
  /_\   ______ __ _ _  _| | |_  / __|_ __(_)__| |___ _ _ ___
 / _ \ (_-<_-</ _` | || | |  _| \__ \ '_ \ / _` / -_) '_(_-<
/_/ \_\/__/__/\__,_|\_,_|_|\__| |___/ .__/_\__,_\___|_| /__/
                                    |_|                  
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The Ravagers' Assault Spiders were engineered to be high-flying,
silk-spinning death machines. They can leap several city blocks
in a single jump and their spinnerets produce a sticky, acidic
thread that is easily capable of plucking a jet or helicopter
from the sky. The silk thread is also effective against ground
units because it slows them down on contact. They are now one of
the new general enemies you will fight along with the black terror ants.
Do not get overwhelmed by them as their silk will hurt you and slow you
down.
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As you gain control of your character you will immediately see the spiders
jumping towards you. There are a lot of them so get ready for a fight.
Try taking as many of them as you can out from a distance but when they get
close be ready and use your assault rifle to take them out. They are not
much stronger then the terror ants but their numbers are strong. Once you
defeat the surrounding spiders the mission is cleared.

Also if you want to use it their is a tank forward to your left you can get
into and use to fight the spiders until they destroy it but it really isn't
that usefull.

Weapons I found: None.

Mission #13: 
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| _ \___| |_ __ _| (_)__ _| |_(_)___ _ _  
|   / -_)  _/ _` | | / _` |  _| / _ \ ' \ 
|_|_\___|\__\__,_|_|_\__,_|\__|_\___/_||_|

Description: The UFOs are continuing to deploy giant spiders. They've
caused much destruction in the city. These creatures are extremely deadly
in battle and the Ranger Teams are having a tough time fighting them. You
are to go and aid them in battle.

Weapons I used: 
AF18
Goalith D1

When you start the level in front of you will be a group of spiders along
with some EDF troops fighting them. There is also a UFO to your left
floating up in the sky. For right now move forward and help the EDF troops
fight the spiders and ignore the UFO as you cannot destroy it. Once you
defeat the spiders in front of you there are two more locations that you
must go to so look at your radar and choose one to head over too to assist
the rangers in defeating the spiders. Once you defeat one of those two
groups of spiders head over to the other one and kill all of them. Once you
have done this then head to where the UFO is dropping off more spiders and
kill them all. Once you do this the UFO will drop off one more group before
it flies away. So once you kill all of them the mission is cleared.

Weapons I found.
Firecracker 2 (Special Weapon)
Firecracker 3 (Special Weapon)
MG14J Grenade Launcher
AF17 Assault Rifle

Mission #14:
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| __|__ _ _| |_ _ _ ___ ______
| _/ _ \ '_|  _| '_/ -_|_-<_-<
|_|\___/_|  \__|_| \___/__/__/
                              

Description: We have an urgent report from our intel center. The mothership
that was floating over the Atlantic Ocean has changed course and it now
heading for Japan. We're gathering the finest men from the Storm Teams
to intercept it. Scout 4 is on their way as well.

Weapons I used:
AF18
Goliath D1

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER 
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| _ \__ ___ ____ _ __ _ ___ _ _  | __|__ _ _| |_ _ _ ___ ______
|   / _` \ V / _` / _` / -_) '_| | _/ _ \ '_|  _| '_/ -_|_-<_-<
|_|_\__,_|\_/\__,_\__, \___|_|   |_|\___/_|  \__|_| \___/__/__/
                  |___/                                        
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The Ravager Fortress is a massive walking weapon. It stands taller then
many buildings. It is a moving weapon and fortress. It can drop off
giant bugs and the Hektor walking arms. It is also equipped with
several laser cannons to defend itself and it's main weapon is a massive
plasma artillery cannon when can shoot several miles away and destroy
almost a mile in length at a time. As of right now you cannot destroy
the fortress but do not worry as in a future mission you will be able too.
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When the level starts you will be looking forward at the mothership
was has something else below it. Soon you will find out that the thing
below it is some sort of fortress with a very powerful plasma artillery
gun on it. The fortress has powerful armor and shields around it but
do not worry as you cannot destroy it now. Your mission will just
be to destroy all enemies it deploys and wait until the fortress
walks away and the mission is pronounced a failure. As the level
starts the mothership flies up into the air leaving the fortress
behind. The fortress will then start moving towards the beach. You
will see the fortress begin to deploy gunships. So you will have to deal
with and destroy all of them. As the fortress gets to the beach you find
out it has laser cannons so if you like you can target and destroy the laser
cannons. Once the fortress reaches the beach it will stop for a second and
deploy some walking arms which you will have to defeat. It will deploy
about five walking arms before it turns and starts to move towards the
city. Just ignore the fortress and defeat the enemies around you. It
will also deploy some more gunships which you will have to deal with.
As it moves away you will hear about how it is charging some sort
of weapon which is found to be a massive plasma cannon which hits
the city six miles away and destroys about 700 meters in length
of the city.

Weapons I got:
Splash Grenade
MMF42 Sniper Rifle
Sticky Grenade Prototype
Buffalo G3 Shotgun

Mission #15: 
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| _ ) |___  __| |____ _ __| |___ 
| _ \ / _ \/ _| / / _` / _` / -_)
|___/_\___/\__|_\_\__,_\__,_\___|
                                 
Description: The walking fortress is heading for Tokyo. If we don't stop
it here and now, it's plasma cannons will destroy the entire metropolitan
area. We need to deploy immediately, but there arenít many troops on standby.
Having said that, there are several teams that are currently heading for
this area.

Weapons I used:
AF18
Any powerful rocket launcher or sniper

When the level starts you are shown a cutscene of the fortress walking
through the city firing it's cannons. When you start out as Storm 1 you
are in front of the massive fortress and it is walking towards you. Don't
let it's foot step on you or it will hurt you. As it walks over it's hatch
will open (do not fire at it now as while it is it's weak point you cannot
kill it yet) and it will deploy some walking arms. As you follow the fortress
it will continue to move around and deploy some gunships and walking arms.
The walking arms are the most challenging part as in groups of like 5 or
6 they can easily kill you if you get to close so I suggest constantly moving
away from them and firing at them with some sort of rocket or sniper rifle.
Eventually you will be ordered to retreat once you eliminate all enemies
in the area. The gunships are not that hard as they don't hurt you that
much, the walking arms will be the real challenge. Once they are all
dead the mission is cleared.

Weapons I found: 
UM3-J Grenade Launcher
AF18-RA Assault Rifle
C24 Bomb (Special Weapon)
Prominence M1 Missile
AF17 Assault Rifle

Mission #16: 
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|  \/  |_  _| | |_(_)_ __| (_)__ __ _| |_(_)___ _ _  
| |\/| | || | |  _| | '_ \ | / _/ _` |  _| / _ \ ' \ 
|_|  |_|\_,_|_|\__|_| .__/_|_\__\__,_|\__|_\___/_||_|
                    |_|         
                     
Description: The assault on the walking fortress was a failure. Also, some
new intel just came in and the situation keeps getting worse. Giant bugs
have been spotted outside eastern Japan and it appears they are coming
from beneath the ground. Several bugs have been seen emerging from
these holes. The holes need to be blown up to prevent the damage from
spreading any further. 

Weapons I used:
AF18-RA
Zero Laser Rifle

When you start out run forward and to the right you will find some black
terror ants which you must kill. Also you will find a large mound or hole
to the right which you must destroy as that is where the black terror ants
are coming from. After you destroy the hole and defeat all the ants another
hole will be found and new targets will appear on your radar. So now head
towards the new targets. When you get there you will encounter more black
terror ants and have to destroy another hole. It's best to try and
destroy the holes from a distance and then finish off the remaining
bugs. After you destroy the second hole another one is found so
look at your radar and head towards it. This hole unleashes
even more black terror ants. Once you destroy the hole and all
of them you hear word of yet another hole so head towards this
one. This hole will be different though as the spiders come
from it instead of the black ants. Another good tip may be at the 
second hole to get into the mech suit once the second hole is destroyed
and use it to slowly move towards the other holes and fire upon them. The
main challenge is the final spider hole as if the spiders surround you
it can be a very very fast death. After you destroy the spider hole the
mission is cleared.

Weapons I got: 
ZE Sniper (Special Weapon)
UMRA Grenade Launcher
MLRA-3 Missile

Mission #17:
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| \| |___ __| |_(_)_ _  __ _ 
| .` / -_|_-<  _| | ' \/ _` |
|_|\_\___/__/\__|_|_||_\__, |
                       |___/ 

Description: More bad news. It appears the giant bug nests extend into
an underground network. The bugs have begun to reproduce within the nest.
It's only a matter of time before they take over the planet. Their nest
needs to be destroyed at once. We know that entering the nest to combat
the bugs is a dangerous mission, but this is all we can do to combat this
new threat.

Weapons I used:
AF18-RA
Goliath D1

In this level you will start out in the tunnels with black terror ants
running towards you. The tactic I used was to actually run foward while
shooting them and get into one of the tunnels and go back as far as I can
while shooting missiles at the enemies trying to get me since the tunnels
are small the enemies are easily bunched up to whereas a rocket kills
a lot of them. I stayed back in the tunnels until they stopped coming
for me and then I slowly moved my way back up and killed the remaining
bugs. While fighting in the tunnels towards the end you will hear a 
report about a large 120 foot tall creature attacking the city and how
the EDF is planning an attack on it, this will be your next mission.
So continue finishing off the stragglers and once they are dead the
mission is cleared.

Weapons I got:
Governor 50 Shotgun
Buffalo G3 Shotgun
Sticky Grenade Prototype

Mission #18:
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|   \(_)_ _  ___ ___ _ __  ___ __| |_  
| |) | | ' \/ _ \___| '  \/ -_) _| ' \ 
|___/|_|_||_\___/   |_|_|_\___\__|_||_|

Description: A gigantic alien creature has been spotted! From
the looks of it, it's about 120 feet tall. All units are ordered
to combine their forces and take down the monster.

Weapons I used:
Prominence M1 Missile
Zero Laser Rifle


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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER 
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|   \(_)_ _  ___ ___ _ __  ___ __| |_  
| |) | | ' \/ _ \___| '  \/ -_) _| ' \ 
|___/|_|_||_\___/   |_|_|_\___\__|_||_|
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This enormous, dinosaur-like creature has been outfitted with powerful
armor that gives it substantial protection from normal weapons. Despite
its massive size, this creature can still move with alarming speed. It
is capable of destroying massive areas with its fire breath and a
devastating smash attack that can level buildings.
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When the level starts you see a cutscene of the Dino-mech moving through
the city destroying things. That is your target.

When you gain control of your character you can see the Dino-mech off
in the distance. At this time I would use the Zero Laser Rifle and unload
all of it's shots on it and then continue after that to fire the missiles
at it until it dies. All you have to do is keep firing and keep your
distance from the dino-mech. Once you kill it the mission is cleared.
The battle should be rather quick.

Weapons I got: None

Mission #19:
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| | | |_ __ | |__ _ _ __ _ 
| |_| | '  \| '_ \ '_/ _` |
 \___/|_|_|_|_.__/_| \__,_|
                           

Description: Several large UFOs have been spotted deploying giant bugs
in the mountains. Now that we know these bugs build nests, we cannot afford
to leave them be. You are ordered to go up into the mountains and destroy
those UFOs.

Weapons I used:
AF18-RA
Zero Laser Rifle

As you start you will see two UFOs in front of you. To complete this
mission you must destroy both of them and all of the spiders they
release so as the mission starts use the Zero Laser Rifle and unload
into them. You should be able to destroy them both if you are quick
enough. Then you just have to finish off the remaining spiders and
the mission is then cleared.

Weapons I got: None

Mission #20:
   _       _   _ _ _              
  /_\  _ _| |_(_) | |___ _ _ _  _ 
 / _ \| '_|  _| | | / -_) '_| || |
/_/ \_\_|  \__|_|_|_\___|_|  \_, |
                             |__/ 

Description: An army of Hector Walking Arms is advancing.
According to our intel, they are a new type equipped
with plasma cannons, possibly a support artillery unit. They are reducing
everything in their path to rubble. They cannot be allowed to cause any
further destruction. You are to head out immediately and destroy them.

Weapons I used:
MMF42-RA Sniper Rifle
Zero Laser Rifle

When you start out you will see several blips on your radar which
are all the walking arms. If you keep moving you should be able to
avoid their plasma cannons. Use some sort of sniper to take them out
from a distance. After you defeat the ones on your radar several more
will appear. Just stay your distance and keep moving and fire upon them
all until they are all dead. When you defeat them all but about one
you find out that you are in a trap. On both sides of a large number
of gunships appear along with a few more of the walking robots. Continue
to systematically take out the walking arms while shooting down a few
gunships in between them. If you keep moving the gunships are not much
of a threat compared to the walking arms. Once all of these enemies
are defeated the mission is completed. 

Weapons I got:
AF18 Assault Rifle
Prominence M1 Missile
MMF43 Sniper Rifle
Stingray M2 Rocket Launcher

Mission #21: 
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 / __|_ _(_)_ __  ___ ___ _ _  
| (__| '_| | '  \(_-</ _ \ ' \ 
 \___|_| |_|_|_|_/__/\___/_||_|

Description: A large number of giant bugs have been spotted along the
coast. They are a much tougher species then the ones you've encountered
so far. Work with Ranger Teams to eliminate this new threat.

Weapons I used:
AF18-RA
Goliath D1

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER
 ___        _   _____                        _       _   
| _ \___ __| | |_   _|__ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _    /_\  _ _| |_ 
|   / -_) _` |   | |/ -_) '_| '_/ _ \ '_|  / _ \| ' \  _|
|_|_\___\__,_|   |_|\___|_| |_| \___/_|   /_/ \_\_||_\__|
                                                        
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Description: The Red Terror Ant looks just like the black version
but as it's name suggests it is red. The red ants are tougher
then the black ones in that they have more health and their
physical attack is stronger. They, however, do not have a acid spit
attack like their black counterparts.

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As you start the level a swarm of the red terror ants are right in front
of you. You will have to kill all of these ants. They will make quick
food of your fellow EDF soldiers so use this time to unload upon them
with the Goliath and blow as many up as you can. Once they start coming
towards you all you really have to do is constantly move away from them
which makes it hard for them to attack you and well you are moving away
use the assault rifle to slow them and then use the goliath to blow
up several at a time. Keep doing this until the first wave is dead.
Once they are all dead another wave of the red ants will start moving
towards you. You will have to defeat all of them too. After you defeat
all of them use the same tactics to defeat the third and final wave.
Once this next wave is dead the mission is cleared.

Weapons I found: 
MMF42-RA Sniper Rifle
AF18 Assault Rifle

Mission #22:
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|_   _| _ __ _ _ __ _ __  ___ __| |
  | || '_/ _` | '_ \ '_ \/ -_) _` |
  |_||_| \__,_| .__/ .__/\___\__,_|
              |_|  |_|           

Description: The giant bugs were successfully defeated, but on their way
back, the teams were ambushed. Our Ranger teams have been destroyed and
the surviving Storm Team members are stranded in the mountains, surrounded
by enemies. With no way to rescue them, it's only a matter of time until
Storm 1's amazing luck runs out.

Weapons I used:
AF18-RA Assault Rifle
MMF43 Sniper Rifle

At the start of this mission you start in a canyon with two Walking Arms
in front of you and the black terror ants approaching. The best thing to do
would be either to use the mech in front of you to take out the walking arms as
it is faster then using the sniper but once they are taken out leave it as the
ants can easily destroy it. After the walking arms are destroyed run towards
where they were and turn back and fight the ants. As you fight the black ants
some more walking arms will soon start appearing from the other side of the
level. You will have to keep moving as one of these walking arms is equipped
with a plasma cannon. Once you take out these walking arms and the ants the
mission is completed.

Weapons I got: 
AF18-RA Assault Rifle
FORK-A20 Missile
AF18-X Assault Rifle

Mission #23:
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| __|_ ___ __  __ _ _ _  __(_)___ _ _  
| _|\ \ / '_ \/ _` | ' \(_-< / _ \ ' \ 
|___/_\_\ .__/\__,_|_||_/__/_\___/_||_|
        |_|                          

Description: Holes leading to the aliens' underground nest have
been discvoered inside the city. Giant bugs are pouring out of them.
It appears the nest has expanded over time and now extends as far as
the city. You are to head out there at once and take out those holes.

Weapons I used: 
AF18-RA Assault Rifle
Governer 50 Shotgun

As you start the level you should see some black terror ants in front
of you. So head towards them and get ready to fight. The first hole
which you have to destroy is right near them in the middle of the
road. So quickly destroy that hole (if you use the Governor it only
takes 3 shots to destroy a hole) and defeat the remaining bugs. Once
you defeat all of them head off to the next group of bugs on your
radar. The next hole is actually right around the corner from the
one you were just at so quickly destroy it before you move on.
After it is destroyed move on forward up the street towards the
next one. You will encounter some Red Terror Ants along with some
spiders at this one so be ready for them. After you destroy one
of these holes look around as their is another nearby. After you
destroy that the hole the final two, the spider and red terror ant hole
is the one you have to go to so try and quickly finish off the
nearby enemies and head over to that one to finish them off. If
too many of them start rushing towards you then you may have 
retreat for a little bit to finish them off and then move back towards
the hole. Once you destroy one of them head over to the other one
and finish the bugs off. Once they are all dead the mission is completed.

Weapons I found:
AF19 Assault Rifle
AF18 Assault Rifle
MMF43-B2 Sniper Rifle
Firecracker 3 (Special Weapon)
AF18-X Assault Rifle
MLRA-3 Missile 
Sparrow Shot M2 Shotgun
UM4 Grenade Launcher
MLRA-3 Missile

Mission #24:
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|_ _|_ _| |_ ___ _ _ __ ___ _ __| |_(_)___ _ _  
 | || ' \  _/ -_) '_/ _/ -_) '_ \  _| / _ \ ' \ 
|___|_||_\__\___|_| \__\___| .__/\__|_\___/_||_|
                           |_|                  

Description: We have received intel that a large Ravager unit is converging
along the coast. Deploy your forces at once. You are to ambush and eliminate
them. The EDF is currently planning a massive operation to infiltrate the
aliens' nest. We need to hit the enemy hard now to give us more time to
plan for this operation. 

Weapons I used:
AF19
Zero Laser Rifle

When you start the level you will see a large amount of gunships heading
towards you. I would suggest looking to your left and using the mech
to take down as many as you can before it get destroyed. If you could
also use it to take out the Walking Arms that would be useful but if not
try and take them out from a distance using the Laser Rifle. It shouldn't
be that hard, when I did I took out all of the gunships and the walking arms
of the first wave and my mech still had a little over 1500 health. Now
once they are dead brace for the second wave of enemies. The second wave
consists of even more gunships and some walking arms which come from
the opposite side of the level as the gunships. You must watch out though
as these walking arms are the ones with the plasma artillery cannons. If
you keep moving and shooting at all times you should be able to easily
destroy all the enemies while in the mech.

Weapons I found: None

Mission #25: 
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|   \ ___ ___ __ ___ _ _| |_  / |
| |) / -_|_-</ _/ -_) ' \  _| | |
|___/\___/__/\__\___|_||_\__| |_|
                                 

Description: We are about to begin our operating to infiltrate the giant
bugs' nest and destroy them once and for all. According to our intel, the
entrance is a very deep pit. In phase one of this operation, an advance
team will descent the pit and secure the area below for the following
teams. Storm 1 is to accompany the advance team.

Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Governor 50 Shotgun

As you start the level you should see some black terror ants in front
of you moving around. You are in their tunnels. You are actually in
a large pit right now and you are up a little ways so you can slowly make
your way down by following the paths while taking out all enemies you
encounter. After you defeat all the enemies on your radar the mission
is cleared.

Weapons I got:
Sparrow Shot M2 Shotgun
AF18-RA Assault Rifle
Splash Grenade

Mission #26:
 ___                     _     ___ 
|   \ ___ ___ __ ___ _ _| |_  |_  )
| |) / -_|_-</ _/ -_) ' \  _|  / / 
|___/\___/__/\__\___|_||_\__| /___|
                                   
Description: Begin phase two of the operating. You are to
follow the tunnels to the deepest part of the nest. Each team
will take a different route. Exterminate all giant bugs you
encounter along the way.


Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Governor 50 Shotgun

In this mission you will start on the bottom of the tunnels instead of up
top. If you look forward you will some EDF already engaging some Black
Terror Ants. Move up and help them kill all of the bugs. You have to 
get ready for a big fight as there are a lot of black ants and they
will overwhelm the other EDF troops rather quickly. Once you get close
to defeating them all new targets will appear on your radar so head on
towards them once you kill all the bugs and get ready for another fight.
As you pass through the large pit ignore all the paths leading up and just
move through it to the other side. At this group of bugs you will encounter
black terror ants along with some assault spiders. As you defeat most of
them a lot more enemies will appear on your radar so move up towards them
and get ready for a big fight. After you move through the tunnels and
defeat all of them the mission is cleared.

Weapons I got: 
BRUTE-J Triple Grenade Launcher
Sticky Grenade Prototype
FORK-A20 Missile
A2 Plasma Launcher
MG20 Grenade
Prominence M1 Missile
P80 Bound Gun (Special Weapon)
MMF43 Sniper Rifle
Governor 50 Shotgun'

Mission #27:
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|   \ ___ ___ __ ___ _ _| |_  |__ /
| |) / -_|_-</ _/ -_) ' \  _|  |_ \
|___/\___/__/\__\___|_||_\__| |___/

Description: Casualties are mounting from the giant bugs' counterattacks.
Many units have become stranded in this underground maze. The giant
bugs are finding these units and surrounding them with greater numbers
before collectively attacking them. Be very careful.

Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Governer 50 Shotgun

In this level you start in a little conjunction where a bunch of tunnels
meet. Giant bugs will come out of all of these tunnels, the black and red
terror ants along with the spiders will be attacking you so I would
advice to pick on tunnel and kill all inside of it and then turn around
and use that tunnel to lure the enemies in and kill them. After all enemies
on your radar are dead the mission is cleared.

Weapons I found:
Wideshot A1 Shotgun
FORK-A20 Missile
Sticky Grenade Prototype
Flame Thrower Alpha (Special Weapon)

Mission #28:
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|   \ ___ ___ __ ___ _ _| |_  | | | 
| |) / -_|_-</ _/ -_) ' \  _| |_  _|
|___/\___/__/\__\___|_||_\__|   |_| 

Description: We have finally begun the last phase of our operating. There
have been many casualties, but we have reached the deepest part of the nest.
The core of the nest should be somewhere around there. Look for this core,
killing any giant bug you see on the way.

Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Governer 50 Shotgun

When you start the mission move forward through the tunnels and follow
them until you meet up with the enemy bugs which should be right
through the next room. In the room you will meet up with some troops
who will join you. You should be able to see the giant bugs in the
tunnel up ahead. Once you kill all of these bugs move forward through
the tunnel until you meet up with another group of EDF troops. When
you meet up with them you will have to fight two groups of ants from each
side so watch out and be ready. You can take either tunnel and as you
go through one of them you will meet up with some EDF under attack by
some spiders so use your shotgun or rockets to kill them off. Once you
kill all of the spiders more will appear so look on your radar and move
towards them. Use your shotgun or rockets to take out this new group of
black terror ants rushing towards you. Try to keep moving to avoid their
aciod spray. Once you defeat all of them move down the tunnel to get to
the core of the nest. In the core you will find a massive ant. 

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER

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 / _ \ _  _ ___ ___ _ _     /_\  _ _| |_ 
| (_) | || / -_) -_) ' \   / _ \| ' \  _|
 \__\_\\_,_\___\___|_||_| /_/ \_\_||_\__|
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Description: The Queen Ant is the leader of the nest. It
controls the giant bugs of the nest. The queen resembles
a giant ant with some wings. It has the same acid shot
ability as the Black Terror Ants but on a much larger
scale. It is very powerful so watch out.

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This is the nest's leader. Watch out as the massive ant's acid spray is
very large and makes it so you can barely see what is going on so
continue to fire down the tunnel until you see on your radar that the
enemies have thinned down. If the large ant isn't dead yet just continue
bombarding it with attacks until it does. Once it is dead kill all of
the surrounding ants and the mission is cleared.

Mission #29:
   _                     _ _   
  /_\   ______ __ _ _  _| | |_ 
 / _ \ (_-<_-</ _` | || | |  _|
/_/ \_\/__/__/\__,_|\_,_|_|\__|

Description: A unit of smaller Hector Walking Arms has invaded the city.
It appears they were deployed from above by a UFO. The Walking Arms have
penetrated our defense line and launched a sudden attack, bringing the city
into a state of panic. All deployable teams are to head out there at once
and protect the civilians. 

Weapons I used:
Cascade 2 
Zero Laser Rifle

As you start level you should be able to see 3 UFOs around the city.
These UFOs will drop the Walking Arms so you must take them out
as quickly as you can. Use the laser rifle to take out the UFOs.
You should be able to take out at least one of them. Use the Cascade
to take out the Walking Arms until the UFOs open again and then
repeat by using the Zero Laser Rifle to take out one or maybe
even both of then. If not then repeat the same method for the
third one.

Mission #30:
   _           _                   _ 
  /_\  _ _  __| |_  ___ _ _ ___ __| |
 / _ \| ' \/ _| ' \/ _ \ '_/ -_) _` |
/_/ \_\_||_\__|_||_\___/_| \___\__,_|

Description: The Ravagers' mothership has been spotted along the coast.
Our intel says it appears to have shut down it's functions. We suspect
it has been forced to land there to refuel or for repairs. You are to go
across the mountains, surprise the enemy, and destroy the mothership's
defense fleet.


Weapons I used:
AF19
Zero Laser Rifle or Cascade 2

When the level starts you must destroy all the UFOs. Ignore the Mothership
as it will eventually just fly away. Quickly roll and move to the right and
jump down onto the beach and use your Zero Laser Rifle or rockets to destroy
one of the Motherships there. You should be able to get there and blow up
the closest one. Then use your AF19 to kill the bugs and gunships moving
around the area. Once you kill enough of them and the other UFO opens
it's hatch use your Rifle or rockets again to quickly blow this one up
before it drops too many more enemies. Then just finish up all the enemies
on the beach. After they are all dead move up the hill and towards the other
UFO.  If you get to the right spot you should be able to hit the opened
hatch as you walk up the hill and destroy it. As you move you will here
the other teams talking about how it seems the mothership is shut down
but as you get closer to it the mothership will slowly reactivate and
eventually just fly up into the clouds. After this happens you will be
told to finish off all the enemies in the area and then the mission
will be cleared. After that one is destroyed you should be able
to see two more. One right ahead of you and one off to the right
some. The one ahead you should be able to be sniped if you get
yourself into the right position. Once that one is destroyed.
Walk along the hillside to the right until you can see the final
UFOs open hatch and blow it up. Once all the UFOs are gone the 
Mothership will fly away and you will just have to finish off
all the remaining bugs and gunships.

Mission #31:
   _      _                      
  /_\  __| |_ ____ _ _ _  __ ___ 
 / _ \/ _` \ V / _` | ' \/ _/ -_)
/_/ \_\__,_|\_/\__,_|_||_\__\___|
                                 

Description: A large army of Hectors consisting of both large and miniature
Walking Arms is advancing. You are to intercept them with the Ranger Teams
and destroy them.

Weapons I used: 
Cascade 2
Zero Laser Rifle

In this level you will be only fighting some Walking Arms so it will
be useful to have the Laser Rifle to unload on them until it is out
of ammo and then use the Cascade. You start out near the tank and
the walking mech. The walking mech is very good against the Walking
Arms so I would say to get into that which is a little forward to your
left and use it to destroy the Walking Arms directly in front of you.
Then continue using it to eliminate the other Walking Arms and if
they destroy it and then use your Zero Laser Rifle first until it
runs out of ammo and then use the Cascade to finish off the rest of
the Walking Arms.


Mission #32:
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|  \/  |__ _ _ _ __| |_  
| |\/| / _` | '_/ _| ' \ 
|_|  |_\__,_|_| \__|_||_|
                         
Description: A swarm of giant spiders is on the move. We are putting
a sniper team together to take them out. Storm 1, your mission is to
protect the sniper team.

Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Goliath D1 Rocket Launcher

In this level you start out with a group of EDF snipers all around you.
Over the course of the mission Assault Spiders will attack from
different sides. All you really have to do is keep firing the rockets
at them and the snipers will help pick many of them off. The first wave
comes from the direction you start out looking. After they are all dead
the second wave will come from the left of where you start out. Do the
same thing for the second wave, it shouldn't be much of a challenge.
After they are all dead one more wave will come from behind you so
repeat all the same tactics and the mission will be cleared.

Mission #33:
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/ __|_  _ _ _ _ __ _ _(_)___ ___ 
\__ \ || | '_| '_ \ '_| (_-</ -_)
|___/\_,_|_| | .__/_| |_/__/\___|
             |_|                 

Description: The walking fortress is still wreaking havoc in the city.
According to our recon team, however, the fortress is currently stationary,
most likely for resupplying. This is our best chance. You are to make
a surprise attack on the fortress and destroy it.

Weapons I used:
AF19
Zero Laser Launcher or Cascade 2

In this mission you get to meet the Ravager Fortress again. You will still
not be able to destroy it though so don't even bother firing at it. You
should see two UFOs with one on each side of the Fortress. Use the rifle
or rockets to quickly destroy one of them. If you have the laser rifle
you should be able to easily take down one. You will be attacked by
the terror ants on the way to the UFOs so just kill them with your
assault rifle. Once you destroy one of them the camera will lock
onto the fortress as it starts to move. Once you can control the
camera again quickly destroy the other UFO if you can, if not
destroy all the nearby bugs until it opens again. Once they are
destroyed the fortress will walk around the city deploying several
waves of Terror Ants and Gunships. To complete the mission you just
have to destroy all of these gunships and ants.

Mission #34:
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| _ )_ _ ___ __ _ __| |_  
| _ \ '_/ -_) _` / _| ' \ 
|___/_| \___\__,_\__|_||_|
                          

Description: The walking fortress is on the offensive once again. Its
plasma cannons are reducing one city after another to rubble. It needs to
be destroyed, but we have yet to destroy any of these fortresses anywhere
else in the world. It's time for use to set and example.

Weapons I used:
AF19
MMF43 Sniper Rifle

In this level you can actually hurt the giant fortress form it's weak spot
which was mentioned earlier. It's weak spot is the same as the UFOs, the
little hatch that opens to drop enemies. When the level starts you are
shown a cutscene of the fortress walking through the city and firing it's
massive plasma cannon as you hear your orders. When you gain control of
your character you will see the fortress in front of you moving towards you.
I would suggest that you quickly move and get under and behind the giant
walking fortress. Then as it starts dropping enemies shot it's hatch unload
with the sniper onto it. When it is closed kill as many bugs as you can
around you. You can most likely try and ignore the Walking Arms it drops
as they will take too long to kill. Eventually the fortress will start
to blow up and fall over. Once it is dead the mission is cleared. So
you don't even have to worry about the remaining enemies.


Mission #35:
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/ __|_ __ _____ ___ _ __ 
\__ \ V  V / -_) -_) '_ \
|___/\_/\_/\___\___| .__/
                   |_|   

Description: The walking fortress has been destroyed, giving us a bit
of breathing room. Our next target is a group of giant bugs gathering in
the mountains. Ranger Teams are already preparing for an offensive.
Storm 1, you are to support the Ranger Teams and eliminate the giant bugs.

Weapons I used:
AF19
Goliath D1

In this level you will just have to kill off several groups of bugs.
Usually I just grab the air bike and head to the left to take out the
red ants as they are sort of the strongest. As you are fighting them
though the spiders like to jump in the battle so you will have to be
ready and able to take the red ants and spider out. Just kill all
the nearby enemies and follow to where the spiders came from and finish
off all of the spiders. Once they are dead you must head over to the
third group of enemies the Black Terror Ants. They shouldn't be that
hard so quickly eliminate all of them. After they are eliminated move
over to the next group which is just more Black Ants so like before
kill all of them. After they are dead you have one more target, some
red Terror Ants and some Spiders. Kill as many as you can from a
distance and then just use the AF19 to finish them off as they 
close. Then the level should be cleared.

Mission #36:
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|_   _| |_ _  _ _ _  __| |___ _ _ 
  | | | ' \ || | ' \/ _` / -_) '_|
  |_| |_||_\_,_|_||_\__,_\___|_|  

Description: The walking fortress and the giant bugs' nest have been
destroyed. We paid a high price, but things are finally looking up on
the Japanese war front. Wait a moment, we are receiving a new report...
Emergency! The mothership has flown into the skies above the city. It
appears it is now ready for own final battle. You must destroy the
mothership and its defense units.

weapons I used:
AF19
MMF43

In this mission you will get to see the mothership but you won't
be destroying it yet, you still have awhile to go before that.
You will start out in the street with some EDF soldiers nearby.
You should be able to some enemies up ahead, some Black Terror
Ants. Also be ready as there are some Walking Arms you will
have to take out. The mothership will also deploy some 
gunships which you will have to destroy. After many of
these enemies are dead a giant weapon like thing will
deploy from the bottom of the mothership. You have
two choices with it. You can either avoid it because it
usually doesn't hit you or fire at it until it goes away.
So after whatever you choose to do with that just finish
up the bugs that are roaming around and destroy the gunships.
The mothership should eventually deploy a final wave of gunships.
Once they are dead the mission is cleared.

Mission #37:
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| __|_ _ _  _ _ __| |_(_)___ _ _  
| _|| '_| || | '_ \  _| / _ \ ' \ 
|___|_|  \_,_| .__/\__|_\___/_||_|
             |_|                  

Description: More bad news. New holes have been discovered in teh city.
More giant bugs are pouring out of those things. Those holes need to
be destroyed at once. Most seem to be located around the river. You can
expect the bugs to put up fierce resistance as you get closer to the holes.

Weapons I used: 
AF19
Zero Laser Rifle

When the mission starts you will see a bunch of EDF soldiers charging
forward ahead of you. They are charging towards some enemy bugs and
a hole. You should be able to quickly take out the hole with the Zero
Laser Rifle or some other rocket or sniper from a distance. As you get
closer you will find that all of the holes in this mission are in the
river and around it. So you should be able to quickly take them and if
the Laser Rifle runs out of ammo use unload onto them with the assault
rifle. Once you destroy all of the holes and kill the bugs which 
came from them the mission is cleared.

Mission #38: 
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/ __|_  _ _ _ _ _ ___ _  _ _ _  __| |___ __| |
\__ \ || | '_| '_/ _ \ || | ' \/ _` / -_) _` |
|___/\_,_|_| |_| \___/\_,_|_||_\__,_\___\__,_|
                                              

Description: The units sent in to destroy the alien nests were intercepted
and are now surrounded by several large UFOs. It appears the UFOs are
deploying giant bugs to attack the units. Given the incoming numbers,
there is no way reinforcements can arrive in time. But... Storm 1
is with them. Maybe they can pull of another victory.

Weapons I used:
AF19
Zero Laser Rifle or Cascade 2 or Goliath D1

When you start in this level you will see a large circle of UFOs around
you. They will all be dropping bugs so you will in for a fight. Right
at the beginning you should be able to take out at least 1 UFO right
away. Then shoot at another if they are still open. When they close
get ready to fight some bugs. Your EDF troops will be able to 
kill some of the bugs but they will be wiped out eventually.
So just keep switching from taking out the bugs to taking
out a UFO one or two at a time. Once all the UFOs are dead
finish off the remaining bugs and the mission is cleared.

Mission #39: 
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| |   ___ __ _(_)___ _ _  
| |__/ -_) _` | / _ \ ' \ 
|____\___\__, |_\___/_||_|
         |___/            

Description: The Ravagers have deployed a large number of Vallak Dino-mechs
around the world, and they've caused massive destruction everywhere they
were deployed. Two have invaded this region as well. Omega Team has already
been sent in to stop the beasts, equipped with the latest Assault Laser
Guns. You are to join them in combat.

Weapons I used: 
Zero Laser Rifle
Goliath D1

This mission is just like the Dino-mech mission but instead of only
one Dino-mech you now get to fight two at the same time. There are
two ways you can choose to beat this mission. You can choose to use
your weapons by unloading the Zero Laser Rifle into one and then
firing rockets at it or you can get into the nearby mech and use it
to fire it's cannon and plasma shots at the dino-mechs. If you keep
constantly shooting you should be able to take both of them out
rather easily and without even having to leave the mech.

Mission #40:
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| _ \___| |_ _  _ _ _ _ _  
|   / -_)  _| || | '_| ' \ 
|_|_\___|\__|\_,_|_| |_||_|
                           

Description: The beasts have been killed. You are to now pass through the
canyon and return to base. We have intel of a few giant bugs still roaming
around the mountains. If you happen to encounter any, kill them on sight.

Weapons I used: 
AF19 Assault Rifle
Goliath D1

In this mission you are back inside of a canyon, hence the name return.
In the mission you will start in the middle of the canyon with a squad
of EDF soldiers. You will have to fight the Red Terror Ants which will
approach from both sides of the canyon. Use the Goliath to hit them
as they approach from a distance and then use the AF19 when they get
close. The EDF troopers around you should help some and if you can take
out enough of the Red Terror Ants some of them will survive. After you
defeat all of the ants a second wave of them will move in to attack you.
Do the same thing for the second wave and once they are dead the mission
is cleared.

Mission #41: 
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 / _ \ __ __ _  _ _ __  __ _| |_(_)___ _ _  
| (_) / _/ _| || | '_ \/ _` |  _| / _ \ ' \ 
 \___/\__\__|\_,_| .__/\__,_|\__|_\___/_||_|
                 |_|                        

Description: A fleet of large UFOs have landed in the city and are
deploying giant bugs. The city is now completely overrun with them.
You are to act as a Scout Team and sneak into the city, hiding behind
buildings as you approach the enemy to take them by surprise. This is a
dangerous mission. Good luck.

Weapons I used:
Zero Laser Rifle
AF19

In this level you will start out in an unusual place, on the balcony of a
building. You should be able to see about two UFOs around the area and a
bunch of gunships flying around. You can choose to attack the gunships
with the assault rifle or you can choose to quickly jump off of the
building and aim up at the UFO to the right and blow it up with the 
zero laser rifle before the hatch closes. This UFO also happens to be
the one deploying the Assault Spiders so it will be good to quickly
take it out. After this one there are two more UFOs, one dropping
the Black Terror Ants and the one dropping the Red Terror Ants. You
can choose what one you want to attack first but most likely you will
arrive at the one dropping the Black Ants. Just shoot the ants until
it opens it's hatch and take it out and then repeat for the third one.
After they are destroyed finish off the remaining bugs and gunships
and the mission will be completed.

Mission #42:
 _  ___           
| |/ (_)_ _  __ _ 
| ' <| | ' \/ _` |
|_|\_\_|_||_\__, |
            |___/ 

Description: An extremely large number of giant bugs are patrolling
the city. Recon has identified a leader-like creature that we believe
is controlling the bugs. This leader is apparently enormous and highly
combat capable. Be careful.

Weapons I used:
AF19
Goliath D1

In this mission you have to fight a lot of giant bugs along with the
even larger ones, the nest leaders. When you start the level you
should be able to see the enemies in the distance. It is best to
take out all of the smaller bugs nearby before trying to take
one their leaders as the leaders are best to try and take on one
on one. In this level you will encounter about 3 of the massive
spiders.

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER

 _  ___             ___      _    _         
| |/ (_)_ _  __ _  / __|_ __(_)__| |___ _ _ 
| ' <| | ' \/ _` | \__ \ '_ \ / _` / -_) '_|
|_|\_\_|_||_\__, | |___/ .__/_\__,_\___|_|  
            |___/      |_|                 

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Description: The King Spider is a leader of the spiders.
They basically just look like even larger spiders. They have
the same attack of shooting out web at you so make sure you 
avoid the giant web. Mainly they are just larger and tougher
spiders.

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All you really have to do for this level is systematically
move and eliminate the spiders first and then their leader
either last or when it starts attacking you. Once you defeat
all the enemies on our radar then the mission is completed.

Mission #43:
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/ __|_ __  ___ __ _ _ _| |_  ___ __ _ __| |
\__ \ '_ \/ -_) _` | '_| ' \/ -_) _` / _` |
|___/ .__/\___\__,_|_| |_||_\___\__,_\__,_|
    |_|                                   

Description: A nest has been discovered in the mountains. Giant bugs are
pouring out of the nest's hole in huge numbers. The hole needs to be
destroyed to put a stop to the influx of bugs. In addition, it appears
that the bugs are now being protected by Walking Arms. Fight your way
to the nest and destroy the hole leading into it.

When you start the level you will be by a few groups of EDF soldiers.
Around you are a few vehicles around if you want to use them.
You can then use your radar to head towards what group of enemies
you want. You will have to destroy around 4 holes. Two of them will
be letting out Black Terror Ants, one of them Red Terror Ants, and
the final the Assault Spiders. Each of these holes is guarded by
a Walking Arms os be ready to face them. If you can run under them
just unload into them with the AF19 and they will die eventually. 
After all of the holes are destroyed and the bugs killed the mission
is cleared.


Mission #44:
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| __|_ _| |_ ___ _ _ _ __ (_)_ _  __ _| |_(_)___ _ _   / |
| _|\ \ /  _/ -_) '_| '  \| | ' \/ _` |  _| / _ \ ' \  | |
|___/_\_\\__\___|_| |_|_|_|_|_||_\__,_|\__|_\___/_||_| |_|
                                                          

Description: The giant bugs are becoming more aggressive. It appears they
have dug a new nest and are beginning to reproduce. We cannont allow them
to further increase their numbers any further. We need to go underground
and exterminate the giant bugs once and for all. The tunnel advance team
is to enter the tunnel and secure the area.

Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Governor 50 Shotgun or a rocket launcher or sniper rifle

For this mission you are back in a tunnel like environment, this time
to completely destroy the final giant bug nest. When you gain control
of your character you start out towards the top of a large pit much
like before. I would advise that you don't drop down as there are
tons of spiders down at the bottom that would quickly kill you. Just
follow the paths down and shoot the spiders from a distance as you see
them. Just keep going down and attacking them. Once they are all dead
the mission is cleared and you move on to the next extermination 
mission.

Mission #45:
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| __|_ _| |_ ___ _ _ _ __ (_)_ _  __ _| |_(_)___ _ _   |_  )
| _|\ \ /  _/ -_) '_| '  \| | ' \/ _` |  _| / _ \ ' \   / / 
|___/_\_\\__\___|_| |_|_|_|_|_||_\__,_|\__|_\___/_||_| /___|

Description: A new nest has been discovered underground. We have confirmed
a large number of aliens in the upper reaches of the nest. You are to climb
up the pit and eliminate the threat.

Weapons I used:
AF19
Zero Laser Rifle

In this mission you will start out up on one of the paths leading up the pit.
You will have to travel up the paths and destroy the holes that the bugs are
emerging from. All you have to do is follow the paths upward until you get to
a hill and then shoot the holes with the laser rifle to quickly take them out.
If you run out of ammo with the rifle then just unload into them with the AF19
when you get close. The mission shouldn't be that challenging if you keep moving
up and destroying all the holes. Once they are gone finish off the remaining
bugs and get ready to move to the next part of the extermination, in other
words the mission is cleared.


Mission #46:
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| __|_ _| |_ ___ _ _ _ __ (_)_ _  __ _| |_(_)___ _ _   |__ /
| _|\ \ /  _/ -_) '_| '  \| | ' \/ _` |  _| / _ \ ' \   |_ \
|___/_\_\\__\___|_| |_|_|_|_|_||_\__,_|\__|_\___/_||_| |___/


Description: We have reached the deepest part of the nest. The enemy is
putting up heavy resistance, but not a single one of them must be allowed
to survive. You are to continue fighting the enemy until the nest is
completely empty of all threats.

Weapons I used:
AF19 Assault Rifle
Goliath D1 Rocket Launcher

This is the final extermination mission and the final mission in the
tunnels. In this mission you will get to take out some spiders.
Just use your radar and continue to move forward using the rocket
launcher to eliminate groups of the spiders and if you have to
use the AF19 to kill them when they get close and you have to
reload. Once they are all dead them mission is completed and it
will be time to return to the surface.


Mission #47:
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| | | |_ __ _ _(_)__(_)_ _  __ _ 
| |_| | '_ \ '_| (_-< | ' \/ _` |
 \___/| .__/_| |_/__/_|_||_\__, |
      |_|                  |___/ 

Description: The alien nest has been destroyed! A large portion of their
population has been wiped out, with the lord of their nest forced out
to the surface. He has gathered his remaining followers for an assault.
It is time for a showdown with the giant bugs.

Weapons I used: 
AF19 Assault Rifle
Goliath D1 Rocket Launcher

Now the battle to kill the giant bugs is taken to the surface. This time
you will have to fight both Queen Ants and King Spiders in the same mission.
When you start the level you should able to see some Terror Ants up ahead
and one of the Queen Ants up at the top of the Space Needle. You can either
snipe it from a distance or even if you like take the nearby helicopter
and fly up and kill it. After it is dead you should be able to see
another of the massive bugs nearby most likely one of the Spider Kings.
You can choose to continue using the helicopter until it is destroyed
or just fire at it with the rocket launcher until it dies or even
use the AF19 if you like. Just keep moving. You should be able to 
see and avoid the massive spider's web shots due to their size.
Now there are still two more Queen Ants and two more King Spiders
left. So for now just finish off all the smaller bugs around you
before you try and confront the large ones. Choose what one you
want to target and try to kill it from a distance. Then repeat
the same strategy with the other three. Once they are all dead
kill the remaining normal sized giant bugs and the mission
will be cleared.


Mission #48:
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\ \    / / _ __ _| |_| |_  
 \ \/\/ / '_/ _` |  _| ' \ 
  \_/\_/|_| \__,_|\__|_||_|
                           

Description: The lord of the giant bugs has been killed. This has, however,
caused the remaining giant bugs to become even more aggressive. Every giant
bug across the country is now making a beeline for our location. Troops, 
get ready to fight the largest enemy army yet!

Weapons I used:
AF19
Goliath D1 or Cascade 2 or Volcano-3W

This mission is rather difficult, even more so on the higher difficulties.
You will be swarmed with a large amount of enemies. So you must be ready
and learn to be on the move while taking out the bugs. Soon after you 
take control of your character you should see a massive wave of enemy
bugs charging towards you from the direction you are facing. Try and 
take out as many of the bugs you can from a distance as if too many
get around you then you will die rather quick. Just keep moving back
while shooting at the bugs. When the bugs reach the other EDF soldiers
and attack them use this extra time to take out more bugs. You should
be able to hopefully take out the first wave before they have a
chance to get close to you. After you finish of all of them the second
wave of enemies comes towards you but this time from two opposite
directions. It would be good to choose the closest group and keep
firing into them and kill as many as you can before they get close.
Hopefully you will be able to kill off most of one of the groups
before the other one gets too you. Once it does though you will
have to keep moving away from them while shooting back to kill
them. Use the AF19 to slow them and then blast them away with
some rockets. One thing you have to avoid is getting webbed up
by the spiders and then being surrounded by the Red Terror Ants.
If this happens you will most likely die rather quickly. After
you kill all of this second wave you will have to defeat one
more. This time three groups of bugs will attack from three
different directions. Usually most of the bugs will move in
and attack the remaining EDF soldiers so if some are alive 
use this time to your advance and take out as many bugs as
possible. If you stay far back and keep moving you can hopefully
kill most of the bugs before they get too close. Once they do 
however just use the same tactics as before and constantly move
away while firing. Once they are all dead the mission is completed.

Mission #49: 
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| __| (_) |_ ___ 
| _|| | |  _/ -_)
|___|_|_|\__\___|
                 
Description: Emergency! Elite Red Gunships are approaching. These ships
managed to destroy our European command center. A direct assault will
almost certainly result in massive casualties. A small squad of our best
troops has been assembled to surprise them and take them out before
they can recover.

Weapons I used:
AF19
FORK-A20 Missile

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER

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| _ \___ __| | | __| (_) |_ ___   / __|_  _ _ _  __| |_ (_)_ __ 
|   / -_) _` | | _|| | |  _/ -_) | (_ | || | ' \(_-< ' \| | '_ \
|_|_\___\__,_| |___|_|_|\__\___|  \___|\_,_|_||_/__/_||_|_| .__/
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Description: The Red or Elite Gunships are basically just gunships
that are colored red and have more armor. 

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In this level your only enemy is the Elite gunships. If you keep
moving throughout the level you most likely won't get hurt that much
Just keep shooting the FORK-A20 in their direction and the missiles
will harm then. Then when they get close use the AF19. You will find
that they can take a lot more damage then the normal gunships so
just keep firing at them and they will blow up eventually. Once you
blow them all up the mission is over.


Mission #50:
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| | | |_ _ | |___ _  _____ __ ___ _  
| |_| | ' \| / / ' \/ _ \ V  V / ' \ 
 \___/|_||_|_\_\_||_\___/\_/\_/|_||_|

Description: A new type of alien creature has appeared. It appears to be
a cyborg version of the Vallak Dino-mech. Several units were already
deployed to combat the creature, but we have been informed that we had
nearly 100% casualties due to the creature's tremendous firepower.
We will deploy three Ranger Teams to provide backup. You are to go
with them and destroy the beast.

Weapons I used: 
Zero Laser Rifle
Prominence M1 Missile

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NEW ENEMY ENCOUNTER

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| | | |_ _ | |___ _  _____ __ ___ _  
| |_| | ' \| / / ' \/ _ \ V  V / ' \ 
 \___/|_||_|_\_\_||_\___/\_/\_/|_||_|
                                     
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 / __|_ _ ___ __ _| |_ _  _ _ _ ___ 
| (__| '_/ -_) _` |  _| || | '_/ -_)
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Description: While similar in appearance to the Dino-Mech, this
unknown creature appears to have been biomechanically altered by
The Ravagers. Heavier armor has been added to protect the beast's
soft spots and its arms have been removed to make room for two
massive laser cutting cannons.

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This whole mission is just fighting against this unknown Dino-mech
hybrid. When it starts just unload all the Zero Laser Rifle shots
into it and then use the missile launcher to fire keep firing at
the creature until it is defeated. The mission itself shouldn't 
be that challanging or long.

Mission #51: 
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 / __|___ _ ___ _____ _ _ __ _ ___ _ _  __ ___ 
| (__/ _ \ ' \ V / -_) '_/ _` / -_) ' \/ _/ -_)
 \___\___/_||_\_/\___|_| \__, \___|_||_\__\___|
                         |___/                 

Description: With the exception of our division, EDF forces around have
been beaten to the brink of defeat. Without reinforcements available, our
defeat too, seems inevitable. A large division is gathering in the ruins
of what was once Tokyo. It appears they are preparing for an all-out
assault. We will issue a preemptive strike and fight back no matter what
the cost is!

Weapons I used:
AF19
Zero Laser Rifle or Cascade 2

In this level you will have to destroy the final UFOs, there are 5 of
them. Right when the level starts use whatever weapon you chose to
quickly eliminate at least one or maybe two if you are lucky. Then
well you wait for the others to reopen up use your AF19 to attack
the giant bugs. The UFOs may even drop some Walking Arms so be sure
to take them out for they won't start blasting you as you try to
destroy the UFOs. Just keep doing this process until you get close
enough to each of the UFOs to destroy them. Once they are dead
along with the bugs then the mission is cleared.

Mission #52: 
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|_ _|_ _  / _|___ _ _ _ _  ___ 
 | || ' \|  _/ -_) '_| ' \/ _ \
|___|_||_|_| \___|_| |_||_\___/
                               
Description: The enemy army division has been destroyed, but other units
scattered throughout the country have changed course and are headed for
our location. We are now surrounded. It appears all is lost. We may have
no chance, but we will show the Ravagers that the EDF will never back
down until the last of us has fallen.

Weapons I used: 
AF19 but use the AF20 if you got it
Cascade 2 or some other rocket or sniper

When you gain control of Storm 1 you will be with some EDF soldiers and
you should be able to see a large enemy army in front of you. This is
one of the final missions so it will be tough. You should be able to
see almost every normal enemy, the Black and Red Terror Ants, some Walking
Arms, and some Gunships. First I would advise you use the nearby mech to
take out all the enemy bugs and maybe even a Walking Arm or two before
they overwhelm and destroy it. Once it is dead use your AF19 to finish
the rest of the enemies off. Once they are all dead the mission isn't 
over yet. You will then see two UFOs drop down from the sky and start
to drop more enemies. Some Elite gunships will also be flying in so
get ready to fight those. Right when you see the UFOs come down
see if you can quickly destroy at least one when it opens and then
be ready to destroy the other when it reopens it's hatch. Once you
destroy both of them and finish off the remaining giant bugs and
the Elite gunships the mission will be cleared and it is time to
fight the mothership in the final mission.


Mission #53:
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/ __| |_ __ _ _ _ __| |_ (_)_ __ 
\__ \  _/ _` | '_(_-< ' \| | '_ \
|___/\__\__,_|_| /__/_||_|_| .__/
                           |_|   

Description: The mothership has finally shown its true form. It appears
it is intent on destroying us and putting an end to our existence. There
is nowhere to run. We will gather our remaining troops and conduct one
final assault on the mothership.

Weapons I used:
AF19 or AF20
Cascade 2 or Goliath D1 or one of the high Lysanders if you found one.

In this mission you will actually be able to fight the Mothership and even
destroy it. It will be a challenge but you can do it. When you gain control
of your character you will be by a few squads of EDF troopers. If you can
aim up and take out the UFOs around the mothership when they open for they
can't drop any more enemies. Then just wait and take out any enemies that
come close to you. After a short amount of time you will see the Mothership
open it's bottom hatch and deploy the giant weapon which you saw in an
earlier level. As soon as the giant weapon deploys began to fire at it
constantly. you must keep moving as you do this. After some time of firing
the weapon will drop from the mothership and crash into the ground. While
your teammates will think this is victory they are wrong. Panels will
float off the mothership and hover around it. Each of this panels is
a laser cannon. You must keep moving at all times and watch for the bottom
of the mother ship to open and unleash it's core which is a glowing red
object much like the other alien vehicle's weak spots. After it gets damaged
some more the mothership will deploy even more cannons. You will just have
to remember that even with all the craziness you must focus your weapons
on the core when you can see it. Once you see it start exploding just keep
moving and run away from it. After it hits the ground and explodes you will
here the general talking some and then the mission will be completed.

You have now completed Earth Defense Force 2017. The credits will then come
up but you can easily skip them. If you want to get all the achievements you
will have to replay all these levels 4 more times. Also to get all the weapons
you will be replaying them some more.
                                             
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