Overview (cases/scoops) • Books • Clothing • Food • Psychopaths • Stores • Survivors • Weapons
Case 1-2: Backup for Brad is the second case Frank West receives in Dead Rising.
This case activated upon entering the Food Court, and is completed after Carlito Keyes is defeated.
Getting to the Food CourtEdit
Frank has six game hours (30 minutes real time) to get to Brad in the Food Court, but don't waste too much time. Dead Rising is designed to be incredibly difficult for the player to complete all cases and scoops. The faster this case is solved, the more time Frank has to complete later cases or finish scoops.
Cut From The Same Cloth ScoopEdit
Since Cut From the Same Cloth has less time left than Case 1-2, and it is also conveniently in the same plaza Frank starts out at, make it Frank's first goal before going to finish Case 1-2 Backup for Brad.
Before meeting Brad in the Food Court, pick up two books, the katana, and a sub-machine gun in Paradise Plaza. There is also food and a blender in Colombian Roastmasters restaurant on the second floor.
All of the sub-machine guns in the game are hidden. There is one in Paradise Plaza. To begin walk to first set of stairs, next to Kids' Choice Clothing.
Jump on two more overhangs and a sub-machine gun is on the third blue overhang.
Orange Juice Supply
The refrigerator at Colombian Roastmasters holds an infinite supply of orange juice. It also has a blender, which allows Frank to make power-ups with food collected in the mall.
Because of the poor targeting system in Dead Rising melee weapons work much better than firearms. One of the strongest melee weapons is hidden in Paradise Plaza. Walk to Colombian Roastmasters. Just to the right of the cooler with orange juice is a railing. Jump over the railing onto a brown overhang, being careful not to jump to far. A katana is laying on this overhang. The katana will respawn each time Frank returns to Paradise Plaza.
Books increase Franks abilities. Frank does not have enough item slots to carry all of the books available, so pick up the two most important books right now in two different bookstores:
- Contemporary Reading, Weekly Photo Magazine (see prestige points icons over zombie's heads)
- Bachman's Bookporium, Engineering Book (makes construction and tool items last three times longer).
Frank walks into the Food Court to be greeted by a volley of gunfire in which he dodges to safety. He crawls over to a nearby Brad who is returning gunfire. Frank informs the agent that Jessie sent him to help. Brad looks worried at first but quickly says that they'll talk later, and commands Frank to help him deal with their attacker by shooting at him and covering one another.
After Carlito is defeated, he dashes across the food shop rooftops and escapes into a hatch on the ceiling. Brad and Frank formally introduce themselves, and Frank shows Brad a picture of the old man he saw in the Entrance Plaza. Brad demands to know where that picture was taken, but Frank refuses. After making a deal, Brad reluctantly agrees to cooperate with Frank.
Gun battle cutscene
Frank: Your uh... girlfriend sent me to find you.
Brad: Who, Jessie!? Dammit! Ok, we'll have to talk about this later. You know how to use that gun?
Frank: I've never fired at a person!
Brad: Alright, I'll cover you from here. You need to stick to the shadows. Try to get close to the target ok.
Frank: And what am I supposed to do when I get close?
Brad: Well the best solution would be to shoot the guy, but if you cannot do that keep him busy dodging your bullets and stay out of trouble. Are you up to it?
Frank: I'm a lot better with a camera, but yeah, I'll give a shot.
Brad: Alright... Next time he reloads. I'll lay down a suppressing fire. I'm counting on you. Make your way over there. 1...2...3!
Stocking up on Wine
Psychopath: Carlito KeyesEdit
After defeating Carlito, Carlito escapes through the roof. Helping Brad defeat Carlito apparently is not enough for Brad to start trusting Frank, but a photo of the old man that Frank saw in the Entrance Plaza catches Brad's interest enough for the Department of Homeland Security agent to agree to a temporary alliance with Frank.
Frank: He got away. Who was that, anyway?
Brad: I don't know... Well. Thanks for your help. The name's Brad.
Frank: I'm Frank West, photojournalist. And right now I'd rather have an explanation than your thanks Brad.
Brad: Sorry, I've got nothing to tell you. Look. I don't know what Jessie told you but as far as I'm concerned we're through working together. So, you cover your zombie story and leave the rest to us.
Frank: You uh...You guys are lookin' for someone here, aren't ya?
Brad: Who is that? Where did you take that?
Frank: You help me. I help you.
Brad: You're one hell of a journalist aren't you, Frank? A hotheaded, underhanded, hotshot paparazzi with nothing better to do than to invade people's privacy.
Frank: I try... You got a point?
Brad: You win, Frank. Let's work together.
Brad: Jessie and I are DSH agents. And, yes, we're looking for the man in that picture.
Frank: You're with homeland security. Is that guy a terrorist or somethin'?
Frank: I took that picture in the Entrance Plaza. Right near the front door.
Brad: The Entrance Plaza... You're sure?
Frank: Hey! So, do I have your permission to cover this story... or not?Brad: Ugh!
- Depending on the time, on the way to help Brad, Otis may call Frank with the Barricade Pair scoop, which starts at 4 pm.
- Cases 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, and 2-3 will stay active no matter how long you take to finish them. You could finish them on the 4th day and it would still be active. Upon completion of Case 1-4 or 2-3 though, it will say all cases expired.
Battle with CarlitoEdit
- ↑ Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 41
- ↑ a b Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 42
- ↑ a b c Mike, Dead Rising Walkthrough Intro, Visual Walkthroughs, (November 26, 2006).
- ↑ a b Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising: Game Script by Berserker, GameFAQs, (January 5, 2009).
- ↑ a b Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 43