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2-1: Shanty Town

Resident Evil 5 Walkthrough and Guide

by Absolute Steve  

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Resident Evil 5 Guide - Walkthrough

Chapter 2-1: Shanty Town

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| ___) ||After making their way through the docks, sewer drainage tunnels and  |
||____/ |numerous hordes of horrifying Majini hordes, can things get worse?    |
|ITEMS  |[] Crate, [] Handgun Bullets, [] Green Herb, [] Crate x2, [] Barrel,  |
|       |[] Handgun Bullets, [] Barrel, [] Red Herb, [] Barrel, [] Hand        |
|       |   Grenade x2, [] Barrel x2, [] Handgun Bullets, [] Green Herb,       |
|       |[] Crate, [] Barrel, [] Crate, [] Crate x2, [] Barrel, [] Barrel,     |
|       |[] Hand Grenade, [] Green Herb, [] Guard's Key, [] Barrel, [] Ruby    |
|       |   (Square), [] Gold Bars (3000), [] Topaz (Pear), [] Sapphire        |
|       |  (Square), [] Emerald (Pear).                                        |
|       |                                                                      |
|EMBLEMS|1x.                                                                   |

Straight in front of you lies a note that explains how the inventory works and how you can swap items.  Head into the left (north) alley and kill the majini near the window.  Two more majini's reside in the building.  Before hopping in, check the [WOODEN CRATE] at the end of the alley.

The building must house an awful smell, especially seeing how you can inspect a chainsaw and a rotten animal corpse that have been lying there for a while.  Collect the [HANDGUN BULLETS] from the shelves and head outside.  Grab the [GREEN HERB] and turn left to find two [WOODEN CRATES].

Proceed northeast and encounter Kipepeo that are causing havoc to the chopper.  After disposing of them, lend Sheva a hand near the ladder for her to collect the items on top of the building.

Shanty Town Artwork

=-=-=- SHEVA GAMEPLAY: -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
You can find [•RIFLE AMMO], [•MACHINE GUN AMMO], [•HANDGUN AMMO], a [•WOODEN BARREL] and [•WOODEN CRATE] up here.  She can also provide excellent cover from here as you proceed to take down a group of Majini's.

Don't miss the [WOODEN BARREL] while exploring the ground level.

Once inside the building, check out the restroom to your left and kill the lurking majini.  Grab [HANDGUN BULLETS] from where he was standing and loot the [WOODEN BARREL].  Make your way to the next room, in which you'll find another majini in the shadows as you are tempted to grab the [RED HERB].  There's also a [WOODEN BARREL] nearby.

Apparently the double doors are locked from the outside, so you'll have to make your way upstairs.  Kill a total of three majinis here and search around for two [HAND GRENADES].  Head to the second floor and loot the [2 BARRELS], grab the [HANDGUN BULLETS] from the shelves and a [GREEN HERB] from the floor.

Before you lend Sheva a hand to jump over to the building across the street, make sure she has at least one herb and a decent amount of ammunition.  Also turn around and look up and check out the right part of the ledge.  Aim at the glowing [BSAA EMBLEM] and shoot it (these will unlock things in the full game).

BSAA Emblem

=-=-=- SHEVA GAMEPLAY: -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
If you are playing with two players, don't miss the [•WOODEN BARREL] before you have Sheva jump down.  As Sheva, quickly make your way downstairs and unlock the double doors of the other building, allowing Chris to join the fun.  It's also possible to shoot the lock from a distance - even from the building.

As Sheva is making her way downstairs to unlock the door from outside she is ambushed by a large group of majinis.  Drop down and keep them off her as much as possible so she can make her way downstairs to unlock the door.  Now you can clean the place out, but I suggest you do not use too many explosive barrels just yet - you'll need those soon enough.

A second wave will climb over the walls and cars, but this only consists out of 5 or 6 majinis.  With the place cleaned out, start exploring for items.  There's a [CRATE] in the street, a [BARREL] in the southwest corner behind the building, and at the end of this alley another small [CRATE] can be found.  Inside the building are two more [CRATES], as well as a [BARREL] upstairs.

Head back outside and check behind the bus to find another [BARREL].  A [HAND GRENADE] can be found near the former driver's seat.  Before you head up the eastern stairs, grab the [GREEN HERB] at the bottom.  Prepare yourself for a mini boss fight as you head upstairs, and take note of the transformer box attached to the electricity rod near the bottom of the stairs.  Next up is ..  Chainsaw Majini!


Like most mini-bosses he also has a fair amount of health, and downing him won't go as fast as you'd like it to go.  He has one main attack:
1. Chainsaw: This means instant death as it separates your head from your body.
2. Chainsaw swing: This attack will not separate your characters head from the body but will instead put the character in an understandable Dying status.

Veteran/Professional Mode Only:
3. Chainsaw Madness:  After downing him once AND grabbing the Guard's Key he'll get back up and start going in a frenzy, swinging his chainsaw around him.  Do NOT, I repeat do NOT get even close to him or he'll instantly send you into dying status!  At this point he doesn't have a lot of health, so pump a little more lead in him and he'll stay down forever.

Needless to say it's best to not get close to him, and if you do, try not to get stuck in front of him or you'll be dead meat.  He can take a lot of damage and is backed up with a new wave of 10 majinis. Use the explosive barrels to your advantage and aim for his head with your rifle whenever you get the chance;

However, be extremely careful with using the rifle as it has a reload time of nearly a second.  He isn't slow and if he manages to get a hit on you or Sheva it'll be game over, so it's better to be safe than sorry.  Use grenades as well to make things easier.

When you've downed him and the Majini's, grab the [GUARD'S KEY] off him and continue down the eastern alley to find a [BARREL] and a locked door that can be opened with the aquired Guard's Key.  Loot the treasure box for [GOLD BARS (3000)], [RUBY (SQUARE)], [TOPAZ (PEAR)], [SAPPHIRE (SQUARE)], and an [EMERALD (PEAR)].  Enter the next stage through the double doors.

Open the nearby door and grab the [GREEN HERB].  Head for the slidable gate and with the help of Sheva, slide it open. What follows is an impressive interactive cutscene in which you'll have to press [A], [A] [LT RT], or [X], [X], [R1 R2].  If variations exist, feel free to let me know.. Thanks!

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Comments for 2-1: Shanty Town

5 comments, latest first.
Jun 28th 2013 Guest
I got a X to dodge, then X to fire, then X+A to dodge again.
ID #293524
Dec 25th 2011 Guest
Chainsaw madness:i played on normal level,yet chainsaw majini stood up and started swing his Warna or Stihl or whatever manufacturer made that undoubtedly serious weapon.Don`t know its PC version or what but i think if you hurt him slowly,like with handgun or MG,not in the head(?),he will fall but not die.
ID #98512
Oct 17th 2011 Guest
I just had a [X] [Square] [X and Square] seems to be random...
ID #81121
Oct 22nd 2010 Guest
we got a [square], [square], [L1R1] on the ps3 in the end cut scene
ID #15946
Jun 15th 2010 Guest
ID #632