Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is an intense arcade shooter that will throw you in heart of action against the clock to defeat all sorts of bad guys.
Clock is your worst enemy, not the bad guys, such is the intensity of the action that you will be mostly short on time unless you have prepared yourself before hand.
This guide will get you started with the game and will also provide an insight into what skills you should go for and how you can unlock all the weapons, characters, and skills in the game.
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D will test your survival skills. You need to polish them up if you don’t want to meet the frustration that results from the failure.
Choose The Aiming Perspective You Are Comfortable With
If you are new to Resident Evil, you should really go with the aiming perspective you are more used to. Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D give you two options, either go with first person perspective or go with third person over the top shooter perspective.
So choose the one you are comfortable with, default is the first person perspective. You can switch between these two by going into options and then choosing the control settings.
Skills, Test Them, And Select The Best 3
You have 30 skills at your disposal in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D but you can only equip 3, so test it out, and choose the best 3. For insight on each of these, you should read our Skills Guide.
Check the advantages each gives you, and then think which among these are the most you can rely on while playing the game. Skills that will help you the most, will depend on how you play this game, so to say your unique game style.
Weapons, Ammunition, Skills Combo
Choose the weapons you are comfortable with. You can try them with the skills that increase their effectiveness. Always be on the look out for ammunition, having extra certainly helps. When you kill a certain enemy, he may drop something valuable, like explosives. Be on the look-out for these since they help you in dire situations like when you get over run by the enemies.
There are several skills that help you reload your weapons faster, some help your reload while in different animations, you can combo your weapons with these skills to fight the enemies. You can hold R while pressing B to reload. Don’t forget to practice Quick Switch, it can really help in difficult situations and saves a lot of time.
Test Each Character
There are 8 playable characters in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D. You can unlock these characters by playing through the game. Every character has a different set of weapons, hence requires different play style. Though you can unlock all weapons of your favorite character for all characters but we won’t go with that option right now.
If you aren’t comfortable with the set of weapons of a character, switch to other character, and keep testing. Find the character that sync with your gameplay style and choice of weapons, and start practicing with it.
Time as I said earlier is your worst enemy in this game. Keep a look at the timer to make sure, you know when you need to fire all cylinders to finish through the level. Or you will end up restarting the same level.
Attack and Keep Moving
Attack your enemies, don’t be on the defense all the time. Keep moving for one spot to another while constantly racking up kills. You need to kill certain number of enemies before time runs out in order to finish these levels in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D.
If you camp at one stop far too long, you will also endanger yourself getting overwhelmed. Enemies in Resident Evil The Mercenaries attack for every corner of the map, especially behind. So don’t think you are safe by camping at one place, it rather makes you vulnerable to an unexpected attack.
Be fast, quick turn helps you to get rid of the hidden enemies and unexpected encounters so practice it.
Notice your health meter every now and then. Make sure you have at least one skill that can provide you with necessary cushion or to regenerate your health in case the need be. You can use herbs and first aid sprays first, and for the last resort, have a skill for that.
Minimap can provide you with all the tactical knowledge about the map. You can avoid dead ends, devise a good route, and locate the enemies using the intel from the minimap.
It can provide you with strategic advantage in the game when used intelligently. I have seen many people ignore it entirely, but hopefully you won’t.
I can’t stress the importance of communication in the team battles. When you are playing with your partner in local multiplayer, communicate as much as you can. You need help ? ammo ? first aid spray ? ask your partner.
If you have other tips you would like to share, comment away.