Alternate Jill scenes
When the game puts you and Barry in the dining room, wait until Barry sees the blood, then run back to the hall where Wesker is located. Wesker will tell you to " Investigate shots if heard". You will then be put back in the dining room. Try to go back in the hall and Barry will say "Cold feet already Jill? That's not like you.". When you try to walk to Barry, a alternate beginning sequence will appear.
There is a different arrangement of scenes that happens from the usual when you start a new game as Jill. After the "Cold feet" comment as described above, you will resume control of Jill. Go up to the fireplace where Barry is located. The game go through as normal saying, "'It's blood, let's hope it's not Chris'. Investigate the room for clues while I look at this." Have Jill go by the left side of the dining table (towards the clock) and a new intermission sequence will start.
Perspective, from side door
(Door knob turns)
Jill - "Who's there?"
(Door slams open and a zombie comes through and sees Jill.)
(Jill backs away as the zombie follows her,)
Barry - "Hey you! Get away from Jill!" "This guy is crazy!"
(Barry takes two shots and kills the zombie.)
Barry - "What the hell is this thing?" (This is Jill's line when it is done the normal way)
In the original PlayStation version of the game, this trick would make you able to take down zombies in three gunshots, but apparently it will not in the Gamecube version.
Unlock Jill's third costume (miniskirt). Get in the hall that has the door to the costume closet. Go to the end of the hall to retrieve the dagger, then go back. As always, you will run into one zombie that startles Jill and causes her to fall. However, the view with this costume allows you to see up her skirt.
When you are in control of Rebecca, you can go to the costume closet and change her outfit.
If you unlocked the new costumes for Chris, change his outfit. If you run into Rebecca with a new costume, she will be wearing her western outfit. Every time you switch a costume (new ones to old one), she will switch hers as well.
Quicker bonus costumes
To gain the bonus costumes for Jill or Chris faster, you must have two free game save spaces. First, start a file and immediately before you go to the helipad on top of the lab, save the game and complete it. When the game asks if you want to save the game, save it on a different file. The save will read as "Clear". Replay the file you saved before the end of the game and complete it again. Save over the file that reads "Clear". Repeat this step again and save over "Clear" a third time. After that, load the "Clear" file and start a game in once again mode. Find the closet room, and you will be able to use all three costumes.
If you are not sure if a Zombie is dead, walk up fairly close to it (but not so close that they start chewing your ankles) and simply back up. If the Zombie is alive, the character will do a wary backup move instead of the standard backup done when there is nothing there.
One way to see if A zombie is dead is to face away from it and press [R]. You should automatically turn around to face the Zombie if it is still alive.
To make sure that a Zombie has died when it falls down after shooting it, look down. If you see a pool of blood flowing, it is dead. If there is no pool of blood, the Zombie is still alive.
There are two ways to incinerate (burn) Zombies. If you have the lighter (one of Chris's initial items or found by Jill throughout the course of the game), and a fuel tank with some kerosene, you may burn Zombies that you have killed. If the Zombies have already turned into Crimsons (if they are all red or if you have killed them thirty minutes to one hour ago), then you cannot burn them. Another way to incinerate Zombies is to use the Incendiary rounds for the Grenade Launcher (Jill only). If you encounter a Zombie, shoot it with an incendiary round to immediately burn it to a crisp. If you have killed the Zombie by other means and it is already dead, you can still use the incendiary rounds to burn it.
Dodging zombies helps conserve your ammunition. This trick requires some practice.w Hen there is a zombie in sight, walk up to him slowly. When you are about two feet away from it, the zombie will lunge at you. When this happens, walk backwards (not turning around; just backing up).The zombie then will have missed you and gave you a moment to run past him.
In the room with the first floor map, if you killed the Zombie back in the alcove, when he mutates he will be trapped behind the piece of furniture.
Prevent Crimson Head creation
If a head shot is too difficult, try aiming down at the zombie's feet. If you blow off the zombie's leg, it will not be able to return as a Crimson Head and will disappear as soon as you reenter the room.
When on a screen with stairs (no matter how few), lead the zombie towards and onto the steps to avoid being bitten. They will just vomit in your direction instead. This is a good way to conserve ammunition, since the vomit can be easily avoided. Just walk past the zombies while avoiding any incoming vomit.
Defeating Black Tiger (big spider)
Use your strongest weapon. If playing as Chris, use the flamethrower then torch the babies.
Alternately, use this easier trick that also saves ammunition. When you fight Black Tiger, there is a smaller spider behind it. Just focus on killing the big one, and forget about the babies and the normal spider by getting out of the room. Every spider will disappear when you return.
Skipping the Black Tiger fight
Before you enter the room with the Black Tiger spider, grab the knife you already have in your inventory or the flame thrower (Chris only). Enter the room with the knife equipped. As soon as you can move your character, run to the web covered door and take a swing. Do not stand still for long or you will be attacked by the spiders. It may take awhile and many attempts, but you will save ammunition.
Chimeras only appear in the lab. Use shotgun to kill them.
Defeating Crimson Heads
All Crimson Heads are right handed. If you stay to their left, they will never get you. This saves a lot of time by eliminating the need to always cook Zombie bodies.
Use the "Unlimited grenade ammunition" glitch with Acid rounds. Acid rounds will take down Crimson Heads in one hit.
Creating Crimson Heads
When you almost have defeated a Zombie and it is on the ground, use the oil flask item. The Zombies will turn into Crimson Heads.
Defeating Crimson Head Elder (Sir Trevor)
Three blasts from the grenade launcher or six from the shotgun will kill him.
Take one self defense grenade with you. Let him grab you. If you have the grenade equipped, you will shove it in his mouth. It will then blow his head off as any other zombie. This will save ammunition and time.
Defeating Lisa Trevor
In the first encounter, you can choose to not fight her as she can kill you in three hits. If you choose to fight, use the shotgun. In the final encounter, push all of the rocks off the cliff. If she approaches you, run away.
Use the self-defense gun to kill Neptune with one shot.
When you have drained the water and are about to get the Gallery Key, Neptune will start to get a bit rowdy and you will have to kill him. Instead of wasting precious ammunition, push the electrical box into the water. Neptune will not do anything. Then, walk to the generator and pull the lever. Neptune should get electrocuted and die. Get the Gallery Key that is next to him and leave the area.
Defeating Plant 42
Mix up the V-Jolt and use it in the water tank to dissolve it.
To kill Plant 42 without the V-Jolt, use the grenade launcher glitch with the flame rounds. Shoot it about six times.
To defeat Plant 42 as Chris under the easy or normal difficulty settings, first run around the room. Equip the assault shotgun or shotgun and fire up only when you hear the plant's pedals open. Once they are open, aim up and fire away. When the pedals close, run around the room to avoid any damage. Continue this process until the plant falls. You should need close to twenty rounds or less and some health items. Remember, a little ammunition or health is never enough.
Instead of running all around the mansion looking for the chemicals, just use Grenade Launcher Incendiary rounds, or try a hit-and-run strategy with the knife.
Defeating the Snake
Use the grenade launcher with any type of shells. Otherwise, use the shotgun.
Making the V-Jolt formula
The V-Jolt is something optional that you can create for an easier battle with the Plant 42 in the Residence. The V-Jolt is a formula which can be used to destroy the plant's roots in five seconds. If you do this, Barry will enter the room and use his flamethrower to burn the plant down. To find the place to make the V-Jolt go to the first door on the left after you enter the gallery. You will need a door-code to get into the room. This password can be obtained by completing the billiards puzzle in the other room with the spiders. Before you enter the room, make sure you have at least three to four empty item spaces in your inventory. Once in the room, you will see many bottles, a few large bottles with chemicals, and a sink. On the side of a wall, you will see a poster that reads similar to "1+3=4 4+6=10 6+1=7 10+7=17 17+3=20". "20" is the UMB chemical equivalent to the V-Jolt. "1" is water. Take a bottle and fill it up with water. Then, walk to the side and look for the chemical "UMB 3". Once you find it, get another bottle, fill it up with some UMB 3 and combine it with some water to get UMB 4. Then, find the chemical "Yellow 6". Take some and combine Yellow 6 with UMB 4 to get UMB 10. Next, you must get another bottle and fill it up with water. Then, with one of the empty bottles you have, take some Yellow 6 again and mix it with the water to get UMB 7. Mix the UMB 7 and UMB 10 to get UMB 17. Next, fill up one of your bottles with some UMB 3 and mix it with the UMB 17 to get UMB 20, which will come up as a dark brown V-Jolt. Use the V-Jolt on the Plant 42's roots, which are located in a room in the Aqua Ring.
Getting past the Snake
When you get in the room with the Snake, run to the back of the room, pick up the mask, and run back to the door that you just came through.
Getting past the sharks
When you enter the part of the Aqua Ring where it is flooded and the Neptunes (zombie sharks) attack, use your self-defense gun and shoot the Neptune that is in front of you. It will be killed instantly and if you keep running, you can avoid getting hurt by the other ones.
Get the shotgun early
Instead of switching the broken shotgun with it, just take the shotgun off the painting and leave the room. The ceiling will start to fall. Quickly try to open the door across from you, then try to open the door leading to the shotgun room. An intermission sequence should start, where Barry shoots down the door to rescue you. Note: This trick only works If you have not picked up the Armor key yet.
Go down the hall where the gallery is located. Kill the first group of bees, then take the paper off the wall. Press [A] where the paper was located and more bees will appear. Note: This only works once.
Avoid fighting Tyrant the second time
If you do not rescue either Barry or Rebecca (depending on which character you are playing), you do not have to fight the Tyrant the second time on the helicopter landing zone. To do this, either allow Lisa Trevor to knock Barry down the cliff while fighting the final battle, or do not rescue Rebecca when you hear her scream in the Spencer Emblem room. When you get to the helicopter landing zone, you will simply be picked up immediately after you set off the flares.
In part one, use the Magnum. In part two, just shoot and wait for the rocket launcher.
Use the following strategy when fighting Tyrant on the helipad. You do not need the Magnum, as both the handgun and shotgun work equally well. Brad will always throw you the rocket launcher at about 1:38 on the timer, regardless of what weapon you are using. Keep tyrant in the same camera view as you. Get as far away as you can without changing the camera angle. Keep your distance and shoot with whatever you are carrying until Tyrant stands still and/or begins shuddering. Once Tyrant does this, stop firing and wait. Tyrant will charge at you. To avoid damage, run to Tyrant's right once he starts running. Tyrant's claw arm is the only arm he will use when he charges, and that is on his left side. If you run to Tyrants right (the side with his "normal" arm), you can avoid the attack, get your distance, and begin firing again. When the timer reaches about 1:38, Brad will throw you the rocket launcher. Quickly grab it and put some distance between yourself and Tyrant. The first rocket launcher shot will generally be deflected, and if he is close, Tyrant will slash you while you are lifting the weapon again. Fire the second shot to end the battle.
Cerebreus: If in groups, use the shotgun and take them all out at one time.
Crimsom Heads: Use the same tactics as zombies, except if they charge at you, duck in a door.
Hunter: One acid shell to the face. Wait until they are right on you and fire.
Sharks, Snakes, Birds, Bees: Ignore them
Spiders: Use six shots of the pistol.
Zombie: Use the magnum for an 80% chance of deception. Otherwise, use the pistol or shotgun.
You can decapitate Zombies them with your pistol. When their arms are about to reach you, quickly aim up and fire. If you are lucky, you will fire at the correct moment and decapitated it.
Continuous rhinoceros beetles
In the area of the mansion where the fountain is drained to reveal the entrance to the lab, go to the right side of it. Look at one of the trees on the right side of the screen. There will be a very detailed rhinoceros beetle that climbs slowly off-screen. The beetle will reappear every time you exit, then reenter that particular camera view.
In the area surrounding Lisa's cabin in the courtyard, there is a side path that loops around the cabin and ends up back at the main trail. There is a particular viewpoint in the area where a tree takes up the left side of the screen. If you wait long enough, a rhinoceros beetle will clamber up the tree. This resets every time you change angles and return.
Conserving ammunition is an essential part of the game, especially under the normal or hard difficulty settings. Do not use the Magnum. Save it for the Tyrant. The Magnum cannot kill Lisa Trevor, and bullets for it are impossible to find. Conserve the Magnum's ammunition for the final battle.
Zombies: Only kill Zombies if they are blocking a pathway or door that you need to get through. If you can avoid a Zombie, do so by all means. You may regret it later if you waste much needed handgun bullets at the start of the game. If a Zombie falls to the floor after you have shot it, equip the knife to finish it off while it is still in that position. If you do not kill too many Zombies, then you will not encounter pesky Crimsons.
Crimson Heads: Since Crimsons can run as fast, or sometimes even faster than you, it is vital to think quickly in these situations. If you are in a hall as a Crimson is running at you, shoot it with a powerful weapon (shotgun and grenade launcher recommended). If you have a shotgun, the best thing to do is aim upwards. Shoot when the Crimson is about a foot away from you to blow its head off with one or two shells. If you are in a large room with corners, stay in a corner. As the Crimson nears, dash out of the corner. The Crimson should be stuck in the corner, confused. Then either run or use the shotgun to finish it off with a head shot.
Hunters and Chimeras: These enemies are much more intelligent and efficient than Crimsons or Zombies. Keep a good distance from them, as they will rip your head off or jump on you and drain a lot of health. An Acid round to the face works the best. The shotgun also does well. Head shots help conserve the most ammunition.
Crows, Bees, Small sn$akes, Leeches, Dogs: Avoid them. If you really want to kill them, the handgun works best, especially when you are further in the game. Since you do not need the handgun near the end, it is best used when you need to kill these pesky creatures.
Use the following trick when you have Defense Daggers and you want to conserve Hand Gun ammunition. When you encounter a Zombie, walk directly up to it and let it grab onto you, with your Hand Gun equipped. Then, stab it in the head with one of your Defense Daggers. It should stumble back a few steps. During this time quickly take aim and fire one shot at the Zombie. This should blow the its head off, leaving your Defense Dagger for retrieval. Note: You will have a better chance of suces if you have not yet fired any rounds into the Zombie.
If there is more than one zombie in a room and you plan on killing them, space yourself from them and kill one. Next, kill the second one so it falls directly on the one that was killed. Then, use your Kerosene. Both zombies will be burned. Note: This work on as many zombies you can possibly stack.
Using the "Unlimited grenade ammunition" trick, grab some incendiary rounds, arm them, then go on a zombie hunt. One or two hits to a zombie will bring it down. This is very fun when used against dogs. They will jump into the air, then burst into flames just before they tear a chunk out of Jill's face. Also try it on someone (or something) infected with the T-virus.
Fast flash grenade
When Chris shoves a grenade in a zombie's mouth, you can make the process of decapitation go faster by equipping your pistol and shooting the grenade.
When transporting the nitro in the fuel cell, your character can run for a couple of seconds at a time without causing the nitro to explode. Noite: Do not do this under the hard difficulty setting, because it is extremely dangerous.
Red tiger statue jewel eye
If you place the red jewel into the tiger statue instead of the jewelry box, the tiger statue will rise up into the ceiling. A log of snakes will drop from the ceiling. If you exit the room and reenter, the statue will be reset, and the red jewel will be lying on the ground in front of it.
Get "Mask Without Nose" Without fighting the Yawn or "Snake"
Run to the upper northwest corner of the room. Grab it, then run for the exit.
Green Herb: By itself, it raises your health one level. For example, Caution to Fine or Danger to Caution.
Red Herb: By itself, it does nothing.
Blue Herb: By itself, it heals poison that has been inflicted by snakes, spiders, etc.
Note: You cannot mix more than one Blue or Red Herb in a mixture, and you cannot add a Red Herb or Blue Herb to two Green Herbs already mixed together
Green: Heals 25% of health
Retrieve your defensive daggers
Green + Green: Heals 60% of health or randomly heals 8% (Danger only)
Green + Green + Green: Heals 100% of health
Green + Red: Heals 100% of health
Green + Blue: Heals 25% health and heals poison, or randomly restore 40% (Danger only)
Green + Green + Blue: Heals 60% health and heals poison, or randomly heal 80% (Danger only)
Green + Red + Blue: Heals 100% health and heals poison
After defending yourself against a Zombie with a dagger, when he stands back up, blow off his head with the shotgun. If you remove the head, the dagger should be back on the ground next to the corpse.
Save time getting diamond hidden in the statue
During the first part in the mansion, do not push the statue to the first floor. When you return from the outside residence (second part of the mansion), go to the dining room and you will notice that the statue has been already pushed to the first floor. Just pick up the blue diamond, and do not waste your time during the first part of the mansion.
Knight statue puzzle
On the second floor in the mansion, you will need to push in the four knight statues to retrieve one of the masks. To do this, you only have to use four moves to push in all four statues. Push in the near left statue. Push in the far right statue. Once you do this, the near left statue will pop out again. Once again, push in the near left statue. Finally, push in the near right statue. If done correctly, the far left statue will be pushed in automatically, allowing you to retrieve the jewelry box which contains the Mask.
The best character to use is Jill Valentine. She has two more inventory spots than Chris, and can use the grenade launcher. She also receives the assault shotgun earlier than Chris and starts with a handgun. Her only two drawbacks are that she dies faster and must carry the lighter as an item in the inventory. She cannot get the flamethrower, but this is a minor issue as Barry uses it to torch Plant 42, and you can use your shotgun on Black Tiger. Also, she does not need to find the Old Keys that Chris must use. The shotgun can be acquired by Jill without using the broken shotgun, unlike in Chris' storyline.
To complete the game within three hours, ignore all unessential rooms (such as the Keeper's bedroom), run past enemies instead of fighting them, do not fight Yawn the first, ignore the blue and yellow gemstones and the M.O. Readers, and do not free Jill or Chris from the cell.
In the graveyard, go to the viewing angle where there are graves directly in front of the camera. Written on one of the graves is "Capcom" spelled in Greek letters.
The MO disk passcode entry stations are black Gamecubes.
Glitch: Unlimited grenade ammunition
This trick only works with Jill, since she is the only one who gets the Grenade Launcher. You must have one of any type of extra shell. Have the Grenade Launcher armed, loaded, and with an extra set of shells in the inventory. Approach an item box and open it. Insert the extra shells in the first slot (which first highlights red). Then, immediately switch them directly with the Grenade Launcher. By doing this, the shells that were originally in the Grenade Launcher were transferred into the box, and the ones in the box are now in the Grenade Launcher, with a number of about 220 to 450. Switch the other shells the same way, and you will not need the pistol, knife, or shotguns for the remainder of the game.
Alternately, find an item box and dump your entire inventory into it. Next, place the Grenade Launcher in the upper-left item slot and your Incendiary Rounds in the upper-right item slot. Then, equip the Grenade Launcher. Go back to the item box, highlight the Incendiary Rounds in your inventory, and press [A]x2. Then, go over to the Incendiary Rounds (which should be in the item box) and press [A]x2. If done correctly, you should have 240 Incendiary Rounds.
In the Japanese version of the game, equip the Grenade Launcher with any type of ammunition, then take Flame Rounds from an Item Box. Open the Item Box again and put the Flame Rounds back into it. On the Item Box Inventory screen, highlight the slot with the Flame Rounds and press [A]. The pointer will jump to the Grenade Launcher slot. Press [A] to get 456 Flame Rounds. Note: This can also be done with other types of grenade ammunition.
After you have completed the Rocket Launcher glitch to get more grenades, continue press [A], alternating Grenade Ammo. Switch out and it will fill the rest of your inventory with about 200 rounds for each unused space.
Note: Use the following trick to clone grenade rounds and get unlimited ammunition. Have a full inventory the first time Barry is supposed to give you the Acid Grenade Rounds, so you cannot get them. Continue the game and you can get a set of six Acid Rounds in the garden shed (just before the Hunter enters the mansion). Go to the kerosene save room at the bottom of the stairs (by the broken door). Use the "Unlimited grenade rounds" glitch to increase your Acid Rounds inventory. If done correctly, your number will not increase, but % and a random number will appear. Leave the item box and put the Acid Rounds into the Grenade Launcher. The acid rounds will load, and a new set of acid rounds will remain with a large number displayed beneath it. Combine the Explosive Rounds and the same thing should happen, allowing your to clone and mass produce grenade rounds. In order to clone the flame rounds, you must continue cloning and cycle through all of the grenade types. Eventually, if you are lucky, your flame rounds will also begin to clone.
Glitch: First Zombie
Go to the room with the first Zombie you encounter in the game. If you kill him, he will fall down dead and stay there. Once you go back into the room where Barry is located, the same zombie will burst through the door and Barry will kill it again. Once you return after investigating the main hall, the zombie is lying dead in the original place where you shot it.
Glitch: Zombie shotgun headshot
Use the shotgun to blow off a zombie's head. It dies with one hit, but its head does not explode. Therefore, you must burn it with the kerosene, just in case.
Glitch: Zombie appears while invisible
Enable the "Invisible enemy" option and go to the hallway with the mirrors and look at them. If a zombie is there, he will appear in the mirror.
Glitch: Immortal Wesker
When playing as Chris and you are fighting Lisa in the tomb, stand at the back. Let Lisa move towards Wesker. She will knock him off and he will "die", but somehow returns later.
When you are in the mansion, it is thundering and lighting outside. However, when you go outside into the back, where the graves are located, or going to the courtyard, it is not stormy. However, once you get back into the mansion it sounds like it has been thundering and lighting outside for awhile without stopping.