Welcome to the FM3 Cheats and Hints
page, here you will find various hints and cheats to help you through the game.
Get new endings:
Clear the game, then start a new game and save it over top of your other file.
Then clear the game again with the name of Cloud Honshi (for you who played
Final Fantasy VII, he is Clouds brother). If you entered the cheat you would see
him in the ending of the game he looks a lot like cloud but he is darker in
Play with your Battle Skills:
When you beat Emma's or Alisa's story line. Wait until after the credits and you
can save your game at a final save point. Then the title screen comes up. Load
your memory card file into the game. You are allowed to play the other or same
story line with all the Battle Skills you learned in your previous game file.
Special Weapon and Wanzer:
In the Alisa missions, after mission 46 go to the ArmoredK (Auspend) web site
and check out BBS 3. At the bottom there is a number (555-XKR-224). Then go to the Auspend Garbagepit. There should be
something called the Inferno Dialer. Dial this number in and you will receive
the parts to a Hoshun Mk112 and its beam weapon. You must then put it together
and upgrade it. It is the best wanzer in the game!
The "split point" in the game is so close to the start that gamers
could play the same story and never know what they did wrong. It occurs when you
finish the Wanzer testing. Ryogo will ask you if you want to deliver
Construction Wanzers with him. If you go with him you will get Emma's story. If
you do not go with him you will get Alisa's story.
Capturing enemy Wanzers:
To capture an enemy Wanzer, make him surrender. Any Wanzers that surrender
before the stage is cleared will become yours. You can tell if a Wanzer has
surrendered by looking at its color. If it is gray, and has a white flag on top
of it, it has surrendered. This does not work, however, for tanks, jeeps, etc.,
as you can not store them.
If you capture an enemy Wanzer at the end of a battle, keep it. This way, if you
lose a Wanzer in your next battle, you have a spare Wanzer to replace it.
Besides, you do not have to replace any destroyed parts on a captured Wanzer;
they are automatically repaired for you. Just make sure that you add some
weapons to it, because your only attack on a captured Wanzer is the HARDBLOW,
which is the weakest.
Restart a battle:
Save the game as soon as you start a battle. If you lose, you can reload the
save from the beginning of the fight and try a different strategy. This also
prevents you from losing a Wanzer that you want to keep.
Kill ejected enemy pilots easier:
Attack an ejected pilot with a machine gun, shotgun or flamethrower. Although
rifles, missiles, and melee weapons do much more damage, you will often miss
completely because only one shot is fired. However, a machinegun and shotgun
will fire multiple times, and the flamethrowers can attack a target at least
Helicopters are big, but you have a greater chance of hitting them with a
machine gun or shotgun than any other ranged weapon. Missiles, however, can
usually hit a helicopter if it is almost out of missile range.
A grenade launcher does not strike one square; it strikes several, depending on
which type you have. Make sure "friendly" units are at least two
squares from the damage area to prevent a "friendly fire" situation.
Destroy Wanzers and Body Parts Quickly:
To easily pummel any enemy wanzer, always equip some sort of melee weapon like
batons and fists. When in battle, come up close to the enemy wanzer and punch
him. Depending on your Power level and upgrades, you should be able to do around
200 damage on a part of a wanzer. I find it easier to destroy the arms or legs
of an enemy wanzer by just punching them rather than shooting. Kazuki's Zenislev
works best in these situations or Pham's Zeros.
Money and The Power:
During the course of the game, you either receive or download Battle Simulator
Scenarios for you to "practice" in. Of course its not only for
practice, its also for getting experience and money. The first battle you get is
the JDF base scenario which is a good beginning one, but later on you will want
the Taal Base scenario. The Taal scenario gives you a lot of money depending on
the level of your wanzers. The stronger your wanzers are, the harder the
opponents get, and the more money you receive. The experience you receive in the
Simulator count as actual experience.