Dead Rising 2

Guides for Apprentice Rising Achievement

Theo Boots
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 04:47 am

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Level 25 can be achieved with normal game play.

This guide is for those people who like to grind some to level their character up before starting the campaign. Playing with a character who has more health and inventory-spaces is more comfortable. Also the unlocked combo-cards and killer-moves give some more confidence.

This method uses the first area of the game, Royal Flush Plaza, in which it is possible to quickly gather over 100.000 prestige points in 10 to 15 minutes.

1.
Start the game and you are presented with an arena filled with zombies. You and your competitors are equipped with a bike with chainsaws attached. Winning this arena is easiest when you focus on killing zombies and forget about the competitors.
FULFILLMENT BONUS 5.000 PP

2.
The zombie-outbreak starts. Focus on running through the zombie-masses. Do not waste time fighting the zombies. This early in the game you can already jump by pressing the A-button. Jumping is a great way to get through the zombies. Locate your little girl Katey and proceed to navigate more of the zombie-horde. While carrying Katey you are unable to jump. However the zombies have a harder time grabbing you while you carry Katey.

3.
Follow the arrow which points towards your zombrex objective. You end up in the maintenance corridor. While navigating this corridor you should find a sledge hammer. Pick up the sledge hammer and proceed tot he doors. Once you open the door to the mall go LEFT and HUG THE WALL untill you reach the second shop on your right "The Man's Sport". In the middle of this shop is a machine which you should hit with the hammer. Make sure to use the special attack of the hammer by holding the X-button. Do not tap the button but hold it. Hitting the machine will result in a nice prestige points bonus.
TEST OF STRENGTH BONUS 5.000 PP

4.
Leave "The Man's Sport" and go to the other side of the mall. Locate the shop "SporTrance" and find the virtual golf machine inside. You can play three games on this golf-simulator and every game will have an increasing reward. Every game allows you three swings. Only one of these three swings has to be a "hole in one" to score the reward.
ENVIRONMENT BONUS 1.000 PP
ENVIRONMENT BONUS 5.000 PP
ENVIRONMENT BONUS 10.000 PP

5.
Leave "SporTrance" and you will see a huge green craps field (table) in front of you. Enter the craps field by vaulting the barrier with the A-button. Take out the three former guards. Pick up one of the giant dice and throw it onto the craps field. If the result of both dice is a 7 then you score.
CRAPS TABLE BONUS 10.000 PP

6.
Look around the craps field and you should see two escalators quite nearby. Behind the escalator to the right is the shop "Ye Olde Toybox". Run into this shop and go left to pick up the marbles to the right of the cash register. Turn around and pick up the beach ball next. Then move to the right side of the shop and pick up a stick horse. Then leave the store and follow the arrow to "Roy's Mart".

7.
Before you enter "Roy's Mart" make sure to have the sledge hammer equipped. Enter the mart and see your new enemies the three looters. Kill the looters and earn 500 pp per looter. Defeating them will activate a video in which you find the pharmacy key.
LOOTER DEFEATED 1.500 PP

8.
Open the pharmacy door and pick up the zombrex. Picking up the zombrex is not necessary for grinding-purposes. I just pick it up so the arrow points back to the safe room. If you're comfortable with the layout of the area then you can just vault the counter.
Which ever you choose you can walk up to Denyse and talk to her. She will choose to join and follow you. At this point I give the hammer to Denyse.
JOIN BONUS 5.000 PP

9.
Vault the counter and walk up to the utility cart. Steer the cart towards the maintenance corridor. However rather than going inside the corridor go to the opposite side and locate the shops "Astonishing Illusions" and "Sturdy Package".
Both of these shops have a toy inside. Because you can carry only one toy you will have to choose.
For beginning players I advice the Stylin' Toddlers shop and picking up the giant stuffed elephant.
For advanced players I advice the Astonishing Illusions shop and picking up the robo bear.
(Astonishing Illusions has a narrow entrance and you might get caught inside the shop by the zombies. The advantage of the robo bear is an extra 5.000 pp)
Choose a shop and pick up the corresponding toy. Run to the maintenance corridor and make your way to the safe area. Wait for Denyse to catch up before you enter the ducts.
ESCORT BONUS 10.000

10.
Locate Katey and give her all 4 presents.
ROBO BEAR 15.000 PP (10.000 IF YOU CHOSE GIANT STUFFED ELEPHANT)
STICK PONY 15.000 PP
BEACH BALL 15.000 PP
MARBLES 10.000 PP

11.
Depending on your performance with the virtual golf and the toy you gifted Katey you have made close to or over 100.000 pp.
Press start ==> quit ==> restart story
Repeat steps 1 through 11

NOTES:
1.
Make sure to save every now and then. Just in case of your xbox freezing.
2.
after you have given the presents to Katey you could choose to go back to the mall and collect more gifts. Unfortunately the other gifts are too big to be tucked away in you inventory. You can only carry one at a time.
Giant Stuffed Elephant - Stylin' Toddlers - 10.000 pp
Robo Bear - Astonishing Illusions - 15.000 pp
The following gifts are located on the second floor of Royal Flush Plaza.
Giant Stuffed Bull - Children's Castle - 15.000 pp
Giant Stuffed Donkey - Small Fry Ducks - 15.000 pp
Giant Stuffed Rabbit - Air Balloon Decorations 15.000 pp
3.
When you choose to collect all toys then you will also have the opportunity to rescue the two survivors LaShawndra Dawkins and Gordon Dawkins when the zombrex timer turns red. Nice, 2 x join bonus and 2 x escort bonus.
30.000 PP

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