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"The Space Rider machine in Wonderland Plaza looks like it's out of control. Maybe there's somebody out there. You wanna check it out?"
Otis Washington

Out of Control is a scoop in Dead Rising.

Frank enters Wonderland Plaza on the night of the first day and finds a malfunctioning roller coaster being controlled by a clown, Adam MacIntyre.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Frank West arrives at Wonderland Plaza to find the Space Rider roller coaster malfunctioning at an uncontrollable speed. As he investigates the control panel, a demented clown, Adam MacIntyre, appears with two chainsaws in his hands. He shares his story of how he was an entertainer for the children that came to mall before the outbreak.

When the zombie outbreak at Willamette occurred, Adam went insane after seeing children being killed by zombies. He warns Frank not to stop the Space Rider or the zombies will return, and he then attacks Frank.

After Adam is defeated, he collapses and falls on top of his chainsaws, which kill him. Frank retrieves an ID Card from his body, and is able to use it to stop the Space Rider, freeing Greg Simpson, who has been caught on the ride. Greg then shows him to a secret passageway in the restrooms in Wonderland Plaza, which leads to Paradise Plaza.

Adam's small chainsaw will become available for Frank to use after his death. Frank can pick it up in front of the Space Rider ride, and it will respawn each time Frank enters Wonderland Plaza.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Introducing Adam

Adam Introduces himself
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Frank stands next to the control panel and begins to stop the ride

Adam: Stay away from there gramps!

Adam stands and juggles his small chainsaws. Frank stands back.

Adam: Huh? Everyone used to laugh at me

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Adam: I was a walking punchline.
Adam: Hahahahaha. But not anymore...

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Adam: When the zombies came, everyone died!

Adam laughs and juggles his chainsaws.

Adam: That's why I decided to give all the happy people a lift on this fun ride.

Frank glances at a cart as it goes by, noticing some dolls with blood on them inside of one of the carts.
Adam: I will not let you stop the ride gramps! If the ride stops, then the zombies come back and that will not be any fun at all![1]

Adam's Death

Escorting Greg dialogue
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When Adam is defeated, stop the Space Rider to save Greg Simpson, who will open a shortcut between the Wonderland Plaza and Paradise Plaza restrooms.

Greg: Thanks! I was in some real trouble there. Are there any other survivors around?

Frank: There sure are. Everyone's in the Security Room. It's safe there.

Greg: The Security Room? I know a SHORTCUT there.

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Greg stubbornly does not obey waypoint commands, will run ahead, and every few feet stops until Frank walks back to him.

Greg: This way! C'mon!

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Once the shortcut is opened, Frank will be able to go quickly travel between Paradise Plaza and Wonderland Plaza without having to go through Leisure Park and being attacked by the Convicts.

In the Wonderland Plaza bathroom.

Greg: Just head through here and we're already at PARADISE PLAZA. Nice shortcut huh? That's as far as I can take you. You're on your own from here on out.[1]

Battle Style[edit | edit source]



Adam's Attack methods

Adam MacIntyre can attack Frank in five different ways.

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Dead rising out of control adam blowing balloon.png Balloon When Frank is a distance from Adam, Adam will blow a balloon full of poison gas.
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Chainsaw slice Adam will slice Frank with his chainsaw.
Dead rising adam the clown blowing fire destructoid com.jpg Blow Fire When Frank is near Adam will blow fire.
Dead rising out of control redux adam throwing knife.png Throw knives When Frank is a reasonable distance from Adam, he will throw knives.
Battling Adam
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At the start of the fight, Adam is on the far side of the Space Ride track. Head shots are effective against him, but the best tactic is to run out of the Space Ride station away from Adam and onto the second floor walkways around Wonderland Plaza. His dual small chainsaws are capable of doing a lot of damage, so Frank needs to keep a distance and shoot the balloons he inflates before he throws them at Frank; his balloons will damage him much more than almost any of your weapons can, with the bonus of stunning him for a few seconds to allow for a couple of more shots.

Toy cubes

One strategy is to drop down into the children's play area below, and kick the toy cubes at Adam, using first-person view for increased accuracy. They will knock him over and allow Frank to get a couple of shots in before he retaliates with fire breath. Therefore, run after attacking Adam. Frank can also pick up one of the gumball machines and throw it at him.

Melee weapons

The Sledgehammer's primary attack is good, as is using the Katana, Battle Axe or Sword. The Sickle and Cleaver are also useful as they have short attack animations and can hit Adam multiple times before he recovers and starts to block.


Another strategy in to grab a big chainsaw from Crislip's at around 8:00pm. The problem is that it is a two handed weapon, so every time a zombie grabs Frank, he drops the chainsaw.

Large Machine Gun

Arguably the lazy way to defeat him is to rip the LMG off the back of the convict's jeep and as soon as the fight starts level it at the psychotic clown and fire. He will block it preventing most of the damage but emptying the clip will leave him with only about an eigth of his life bar making the fight trivial with any other fire arm and just dodging till he gets ready to throw a knife or blow up a balloon, a couple more rounds from most weapons will kill him after that. If you can hit him with the LMG without him blocking however it will get 3-4 rounds in and take half the rest of the clip to kill him even with his blocking.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising: Game Script by Berserker, GameFAQs, (January 5, 2009).
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