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Red Dead Revolver Mutiplayer FAQ

by Powerpac

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Red Dead Revolver Mutiplayer FAQ

Author           : Powerpac(Gene Wong)
Platform         : Playstation2
Last Updated     : 2nd June, 2004
Version          : 1.2
E-Mail           : [email protected]

This FAQ is only hosted at the following websites.


2ns June, 2004 (v 1.2)
- Started a new game with a fresh memory card. Played enough RDR
  even to quell my ardent l\'ll heart
- Added details to the following characters : \"The Blade\" Slade,
  \"Smiley\" Fawley, General Diego, Colonel Darren, Chicken,
  \"Bloody\" Tom, Mr. Black, Shadow Wolf and Annie Stoakes 
- Added some information about the Flaming special effect and the
  Mutiple Knife special
- Corrected information in the Stages section
- Made minor additions to the Game Controls, Setting Up and Game
  Modes sections
- Resubmitted FAQ to GameFAQs X Box page after some previous
  problems resulted in it not being submitted

May 28th, 2004 (v 1.1)
- Modified Sam\'s special listing, posted on X Box FAQ page

May 27th, 2004 (v 1.0)
- Completed the FAQ as it stands now. All characters listed.

Table of Contents
[1] Guide Introduction
[2] Game Controls
[3] Setting up
[4] Game Modes
    [4.1] Bounty Hunter
    [4.2] Sunsdown
    [4.3] High Noon
[5] Stages
[6] Specials
[7] Character Listings
[8] Manny, Oh Manny!
[9] Contributions / Help Needed
[10] Final Words

[1] Guide Introduction             
Welcome to my Red Dead Revolver Mutiplayer FAQ. Its intended to guide you
through the multiplayer aspect of RDR, which for all its AI crapiness is still
very fun; even more so with friends. I will not be listing how to unlock them
since there is a good FAQ which does that(Except for one special character).
Note that while this FAQ is for the PS2, it also works for the X Box, with the
exception of the extra X Box mode and the controls. On with the show then!

[2] Game Controls
Here is a simple run-through of the controls for mutiplayer mode.

Direction left / right - Select Weapon
Left Analogue - Move Character
Right Analogue - Move Camera(Which also moves the crosshairs)
/_\\ - Reload Weapon
[ ] - Engage / Disengage from Gatling Gun(Where found in stages)
O - Punch
X - Roll(Weapon drawn) / Jump(No weapon drawn)
L1 - Draw / Holster Weapon(Depending on mode)
L2 - Change Active Weapon
R1 - Fire / Use Weapon(If a weapon is drawn) / Kick(No weapon drawn)
     Reload Weapon(If weapon is empty)
R2 - Use Special
L3 - Crouch / Uncrouch
R3 - Zoom In / Out(Rifles only)
Start - Pause Game and Access Menu
Select - Look at Hole Cards(Bounty Hunter mode with Hold Em rules only)

Note: Press towards plus O / R1 to intiate a grab or throw depending on
your character. However its extremly difficult to pull this off with
any sort of regularity.

For Dueling the controls are easier

Right Analogue - Draw weapon / Move targeting reticule(After drawing)
R1 - Shoot

Note: There is no R2 to end the slow motion early like in single player.

[3] Setting Up
Heres a simple step by step guide to setting up the game.

[1]Select your character using X. Cancel a selection using /_\\. While your
   cursor is over a character press [ ] to change teams. There are 4 possible
   teams to choose from, all colour coded. There of course must be at least two
   teams before a game can be started. Note that outfit colours are determined
   by which player you are(So if you\'re using the first controller you will
   always get the same sorry outfit).
[2]Important: Press O to access a couple of menu options including the ability
   to assign your profile to your character(Under Player). This is ESSENTIAL if
   you want to unlock characters by playing mutiplayer.
[3]Press Start when you have finished choosing characters.
[4]Now choose your battle location. The various stages are listed in a later
[5]Important: Press O on the stage select screen to choose the type of mode you
   want to play and also the rules(See below).
[6]Press Start to begin the game.

[4] Game Modes
[4.1] Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter mode is a good old fashioned shoot-up. The objective is simply to
kill everybody else while staying alive. Everytime you kill someone you obtain
$500 plus he drops a random power up card.
The colours of the power ups and their abilities are as listed below.
Blue - Random weapon plus a little bit of health restore
Green - Full health restore
Yellow - Full special gauge
Red - Random powered up weapon(This may as a special effect weapon like the
ones the various characters have or something unqiue like the faster bullets,
vampiric / pickpocket knife). Like all special effects they wear off after some
Orange - Random power up

You can also select the bounty limit(How money is needed to win) and the power
up rules. The power up rules are
[A] No Rules
As the name suggests. All bounty money goes to whoever does the killing. In
menu this is written as \"Off\".
[B] Stud
Bounties still go to whoever did the killing. Each power up card has a random
suit and value(As per regular poker cards). You will not know what each card\'s
suit and value are until you obtain it. Whoever picks up a card gains the power
up but the cards themselves go into a common pool. When the fifth card is
picked up all the cards go to whoever originally picked them up and the player
with the best hand gets a special power-up. Better winning hands get better
effects. For example getting a straight reverses everybody elses controls for
a while!
[C] Hold Em
This is where it gets interesting. All bounty money earned goes to a common
pool(Combo money still goes to whoever earned it). Everybody starts with two
hole cards(Hold Select to see yours). Each power up card has a suit and value;
they can be seen as the cards rotate. Whoever picks up a card gains the power
up but the cards themselves go into a common pool. When the fifth card is
picked up all the cards go to whoever originally picked them up and the player
with the best hand gets a special power-up and all the money in the pool(Your
hole cards also go towards building this hand). Better winning hands get better

Note: You can destroy a card by shooting it once. However it takes a little
while for the card to actually be destroyed and it can be picked up during this

[4.2] Sunsdown
This mode is exactly like Bounty Hunter mode except that instead of playing
until a pre-set amount of money is collected by someone, you play until a
pre-set amount of time has passed; with the person with the highest amount of
money winning. Note that ties are possible in this mode.

[4.3] High Noon
Hmmm, good ole dueling with a twist. All duels are still 1 v 1. Duelers are
paired up randomly. Note that when there are 3 characters one lucky dude will
get to shoot at one person as per a duel, except that he cannot NOT be shot at
by that person. Each pair-up lasts until somebody is killed then survivors are
random paired up again. Note that duels are every man, women and midget for
themselves, so putting someone on the same team as you means zippo.

[5] Stages
Here are the stages listed in order.

Twin Rocks, Ancient Monliths
Desert Fortress, Giant Fortress*
Widows Patch, Terrified Town#*
The Bridge, Contested Structure
Fairground, Ruined Homestead*
Sunset Canyon, Desert Badlands
Broken Creek, Boyhood Home
The Ranch, Fertile Land
The Mine, Lost Inheritance
Ghost Town, Abandoned Settlement*
Fallen Creek, Snow-Topped Mountain
Mansion Grounds, Tended Gardens
The Mansion, Opulent Palace

# This is the only stage that occurs at night
* This stage has a Gatling Gun with 500 bullets available

[5] Specials 
Specials come in many types. While the unique specials are detailed in the
individual characters listings there are two common special types: Mutiple type
and special effect specials.

Mutiple type specials are just like Jack Swift\'s special in single player. Many
red circles will appear on your target\'s body(Depending on number of available
target areas or number of bullets in gun, whichever is less) and when you press
fire(R1) you will fire at all the spots very quickly doing a lot of damage.
Mutiple type specials can be done with any gun. A few characters have a slower
version of this type of special. They fire each shot individually; but still
faster than normal. Other than that there is no differrence. These will be
indicated by a (Slow). Lastly some characters can only do a mutiple knife
throw. The knives take a little while to hit because they are thrown in an arc,
not straight at the target.A very very important thing to note is that using
this special to kill somebody means that you DO NOT get the bounty for the
kill. Note that mutiple specials can be \"pre-used\" by simply hitting the
button; the next target that comes into view will be hit with the special.
Don\'t holster your gun though or the effect will be lost.

Special effect specials come in a few flavours as indicated below. Special
effects are added to either bullets or throwable objects. Adding special
effects always adds bullets / throwables of the type it uses. The amount added
depends on how many of the bullet / throwable you already have(The more you
have the less it\'ll add) Special effect bullets can only be used with the
weapon they are indicated for. For example Explosive Arrows means the special
only ever works for arrows. Finally the effect only lasts for a while though
the extra bullets / throwables remain. Here is a list of the common special
effects(Sheriff O\'Grady has a unique one; see his listing for details).

Explosive - Gives mega damage(A direct hit is almost certainly instant death)
and also a small explosive effect causing you to fall to the ground. Note that
throwables with this special effect lose their orginal effects(For example
Snake Oil no longer poisons) and they are known as Nitroglycerine.
Flaming - Causes the target to catch on fire. This will render him helpless for
a while and make him take fire damage. Furthermore anyone touching him will
also catch on fire. Truly nasty stuff. However note that if a person dies by
fire damage, the kill bounty goes to whoever set him / her on fire, NOT the
original shooter. For example, Katie shoots Red, setting him on fire. Red
stumbles into Buffalo, setting him alight. Both Red and Buffalo subsequently
die by fire damage. Katie gets Red\'s bounty, Red gets Bufallo\'s bounty.
Freezing - Freezes you for a short time. Shaking your analogue stick seems to
help hasten the process.
Poisonous - Poisons you doing damage over time. Also causes your controller to
shake making it diffcult to control(Though not if you switch off vibration;)).
Finally while under its effects your character cannot run. The effects wear off
after a while.
Piercing - Not too sure if it adds any damage; if so not too much. Its main
effect is to toss your opponent in the air towards you. They will land face
down on the ground giving you precious time to blast them. This special effect
only applies to guns.

Note that Annie Stoakes and Bufallo\'s specials do no fall into this category so
the preceding paragraph does not apply to them(See their listings for more

[6] Character Listings
Here is the main meat of this FAQ - all 38 Mutiplayer characters in all their
glory. Each is listed with his / her starting weapons and specials. All pistols
start with 156 shots, shotguns 22, knives 21 and all other throwables 11.
Starting rifle bullets vary and are listed individually. Each character starts
off with one special bar(out of a maximum of three). The characters are listed
in the order they appear in the selection picture(Left to right, top row down).

\"Pig\" Josh
Pacificador / Dynamite 
Special: Blow Em Up(Uses up 1 Dynamite)
Pig Josh blows himself up with dynamite, doing damage to a small radius around
him. He is of course immune to this damage. Its similar to his single player
move except that he doesn\'t have a charge to go along with it.
Note: While he has a weapon drawn, press X for Pig Josh to guard with the two
steel plates on his arms. This makes him invulnerable against all direct
attacks from the front on his upper body, though shots in the lower area of his
body still do damage. This has on effect on attacks from the back, area and
special effects of course.

Holstein Hal
Six Shooter / Escoptea
Special: Rope Em Cowboy(Press R2 to start twirling the rope, once more to
release). Hal twirls his rope and snares your opponent(Aim as if using a
weapon). When snared your opponent is helpless for a short period of time(He
can wiggle his joystick to escape faster). Unfortunately being shot means you
lose your lasso if you haven\'t thrown it yet.

Professor Perry
Inquisitor / Snake Oil
Special: 360 Spew
Perry takes a swig from his bottles and spews Snake Oil in a 360 arc. Its
rather slow to use because of the drinking animation.

\"The Blade\" Slade
Inquisitor / Knife
Special: Mutiple Knives(Uses up 8 Knives per special)
Using this special to kill someone does NOT net you the bounty.

\"Hedgehog\" Thornton
Six Shooter
Special: Snake Oil Pistol

\"Sissy\" Fess
Six Shooter
Special: Throw Rock(Aim and throw as per a weapon)
He throws a rock at your opponent. This knocks him down.

\"Whiskey\" Treadwell
Six Shooter / Knife
Special: Random Nitoglycerine
Comes in 3 flavours: Bottle, Fire Bottle or Snake Oil. There is however no
difference between them.

\"Smiley\" Fawler
Inquisitor / Knife
Special: Mutiple Knives(Uses up 8 Knives per special)
Using this special to kill someone does not net you the bounty.

\"Ugly\" Chris
Six Shooter / Sawn Off Shotgun
Special: Flaming Shotgun

\"Gigolo\" Hancock
Six Shooter
Special: Flaming Pistol

Gabriel Navarro
Special: Multiple Shot(Slow)

\"Dig\" Fowler
Six Shooter / Escopeta
Special: Explosive Shotgun

Special: Barrel Thow(R2) / Bull Rush(Towards + R1 with no weapon drawn)
Yes good ole Sam has two specials. The barrel throw is a knock down move as
per the others. In the bull rush he rushes at your opponent. Its the same
as his move in the single player game except he can take damage during the

Special: Throw Barrel(Aim and throw as per a weapon)
He throws a barrel at your opponent. This knocks him down.

Manny Quinn
Special: Flame On
He sets himself on fire. Yes siree he does. He doesn\'t take any damage but
anybody he touches will set themselves on fire, taking fire damage.

Pacificador / Knife
Special: Weapon X(Can also be activated by using O)
Grizzy does a 3-hit physical attack(Left claw swipe - Right claw swipe - Double
claws to the gut) with claws that have a Poisonous effect on them.
Note: Grizzy is the only one in the game with a 2-hit physical attack(Press O
twice in sucession)

Mr. Kelly
Widowmaker / Knife
Special: Multiple Shot

Special: Throw Barrel(Aim and throw as per a weapon)
He throws a barrel at your opponent. This knocks him down.

Note: His barrel protects him from shots around his body(He takes no damage).
The armour itself can be destroyed by shooting it though.

Colonel Daren
Special: Random Explosive Shotgun
You get to keep the shotgun even after the special has worn off. It comes with
22 bullets.

Note: This is the version with two arms. There is no way to play with the
version with the hand cannon.

Udo Kang
Six Shooter
Special: Random Freezing Throwable
Comes in 3 flavours: Bottle, Fire Bottle and Snake Oil. There is however no
difference between them.

Widowmaker / Bayonet Rifle(80 shots)
Special: Explosive Rifle Shot(Uses one bullet of which ever gun you have drawn)
This special effect can be used with any gun. However this special only fires
one bullet.

Nate Harlow
Special: Blend In
Nate becomes semi translucent, thus becomeing harder to see. The crosshairs
will not turn red when placed over Nate when the special is active(Mutiple-type
specials will still work though). The special wears off after a while or
immediately when Nate is shot. Shooting will also hasten the wearing off

Falling Star
Scorpion / Sacred Bow
Special: Explosive Arrows

\"Twiggy\" Phelps
Six Shooter / Sawn Off Shotgun
Special: Random Nitroglycerine
Comes in 3 flavours: Bottle, Fire Bottle or Snake Oil. There is however no
difference between them.

Shadow Wolf
Widowmaker / Sacred Bow
Special: Invisibility
Shadow Wolf becomes invisible(Note that this is better than Nate\'s special.
The crosshairs will not turn red when placed over SW when the special is
active (Mutiple-type specials will still work though). The special wears off
after a while or immediately when Shadow Wolf is shot. Shooting will also
hasten the wearing off effect.

Jack Swift
Twin Showstoppers(Pistol - 512 shots)
Special: Mutiple Shot

Six Shooter / Sawn Off Shotgun
Special: Dynamite Fakes
This is rather a unique special. When he throws the Dynamite it will randomly
become a power up card. When somebody(Even you) touches it it will explode
doing some damage. Not a very efficient special but it is rather annoying. Note
that it is a special effect type special so it will wear off after a while
(Though the Dynamite and any fake cards not picked up will remain).

Governor Griffon
Special: Pratfall(Uses one shot from the gun drawn)
A real joke of a special. He sort of falls down to the right and shoots once.
He doesn\'t aim at the orginal target with the shot.

Rico Pedrosa
Pacificador / Halcon Rifle(107 shots)
Special: Piercing Rifle

\"Curly\" Shaw
Revolver / Knife
Special: Freezing Knife

Mr. Black
Special: Coffin Gatling Gun
He whips out an automatic Gatling Gun from the coffin he carries on his back.
It has unlimited bullets but only lasts for a while(But if you don\'t fire soon
after he sets up the gun the special will be wasted). Aim it as you would any
gun except you can\'t move while firing it. Its has about a 150 degree firing
arc in front of him.
Note: His coffin has two purposes. One it gives him a heck of a range on his
physical attacks and two, when on his back it serves as a shield making him
invincible to direct shots from that area. In addition, unlike Copper\'s barrel
it can\'t be destroyed. Area and special effects still do damage as always.
Mr. Black however is slow as heck so be warned if you\'re using him.

Standing Snake
Pacificador / Sacred Bow
Special: Poisonous Arrows

Special: Poisonous Pistol

Red Jr.
Revolver / Sawn Off Shotgun
Special: Mutiple Shot

Six Shooter / Dynamite
Special: Sticky Dynamite
The Dynamite will now stick onto anything or anyone it hits. It cant be shook

General Diego
Pacificador / Martillo Del Dios(Rifle - 207 shots)
Special: Canon Ball Special(Press R2 to light the flare, R1 to fire it)
After a short while, cannon balls(Up to three of them) will fall from the sky
to hit the target(Or person!) the flare has hit. The flare sticks onto the
target so there is no way to shake it off. Note that if the cannon balls kill
the target(As opposed to the initial shot) you DO NOT get the bounty for
killing him.

Sheriff O\'Grady
Revovler / Fire Bottle
Special: Fiery Fire Bottle
Not to be confused with the Flaming special effect. What this does is to cause
your opponent to \"dance\" in place, effectively frezzing him.

Katie O\'Grady
Revolver / Lion Shotgun
Special: Flaming Shotgun

Six Shooter / Sawn Off Shotgun
Special: Powerful Dynamite
Bascially the Dynamite version of the Nitroglycerine special.

Bad Bessie
Special: Whip Em Bad
Bessie whips ahead of her. Thats it I\'m afraid. The range of this special is
rather short and it does moderate damage. The hit rate is a little low though.

Special: Mutiple Shot

Annie Stoakes
Revolver / Faith(Rifle - 357 shots)
Special: Explosive Rifle Shot(Uses one rifle bullet)
This special effect can only be used with Faith. This special only fires one
bullet. Its both slower and much less powerful than Buffalo\'s special. Oh
well, at least it knocks down the target.

Jason Cornet
Inquisitor / Escopeta
Special: Mutiple Shot(Slow)

Sheriff Bartlett
Special: Healing Leaves
Some leaves swirl around him. They last for a while and while active will
regenerate his health at a decent pace.

\"Bloody\" Tom
Special: Faster Pistol Bullets
This special charges up his bullets, making them faster. It does help when
your opponent is dodging to and fro.

\"Big Oaf\" Whitney
Six Shooter / Knife
Special: Explosive Knife

Revolver / Sawn Off Shotgun
Special: Mutiple Shot

\"Kid\" Cougar
Special: Mutiple Shot

[7] Manny, Oh Manny!
Manny Quinn is special in that nobody has a definate idea how to unlock him
even though some have done it. The general consensus is that it has something
to do with playing multiplayer, though stats in single player mode may count
as a secondary cause. I will list here my stats just after obtaining Manny in
the hopes that it will help. Kindly E-mail me if you have any ideas towards
unlocking him.

99% Journal unlocked and secrets obtained(Probably not a factor)
Most characters played as or against in mutiplayer mode
Around 280K earned playing mutiplayer
Finished normal and hard mode. Most but not all excellent rank obtained
Finished all bounty hunter stages except Carnival Life
Only played Showdown Mode with 20K limit, 3 bots, no rules every time
Around 17 hours played

[8] Contributions / Help Needed 
Thanks to the following
- Donny Hoang and Zarp Draken for telling me what Chicken and
  \"Bloody\" Tom\'s specials do
- Tony Grittiths and Justine Reagan for pointing out that the Desert
  Fortress Stage has a Gatling Gun

This guide can still use some information
- A confirmed detailed way to unlock Manny Quinn
- Any other mistakes or information not mentioned here
- X Box controls and information about the new mode since I don\'t own an
  X Box

Fell free to e-mail me at [email protected] with information. If you do
please mark your e-mails RDR. All credits will be given when due.

[9] Final Words
Well we\'ve come to the end of this here document. If you have any 
contributions, questions, etc feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]
If you do so please mark your e-mails RDR or something.

End of Red Dead Revolver Mutiplayer FAQ

Copyright 2004 Gene Wong. All rights reserved.
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