This area is where I will
answer most if not all the questions I recieve about
The Grid. Many people ask many questions, and I find
this is the best way to cover questions asked so people
can look these up and see a better explaination of some
things on the site.
How many players can play The Grid at one time?
A: The number of players that
can compete in The Grid at one time depends on how
many cabinets that your local arcade has. You can
find The Grid in anywhere from 1 to 6 player cabinets.
I doubt a single player cabinet will be found anywhere,
the most common it seems is 3-4 player cabinets. More
popular locations will have the 5-6 player cabinet
What does $uper Charged do?
A: First, to become $uper Charged
you must collect $2,000 in one game round. When you
are $uper Charged you move and shoot MUCH faster than
you do normally.
do you get Da Bomb?
A: You get Da Bomb by collecting
$4,000 in one game round. Da Bomb will kill all the
players you are playing against, including yourself.
When you have it you must use the attack button to
detonate it. If you step on a teleport pad or hit
the Special Move button you will lose the bomb.
is the single player too hard or too easy?
A: The single player game is
built on skill really. The newer at the game you are
the harder it will be. But as you get better and advance
through the towers you will find the computer remains
at about the same difficulty level but the time limits
increase as the number of enemies to kill increase.
But the better you get at the game the easier the
much does it cost to play?
A: The standard pricing for
The Grid is 2 credits to start, 2 credits to continue.
Most places will have 2 credits equaling $0.50. Also
in multiplayer games the winner stays, loser(s) pays.
do I keep losing in the games when I tie in points?
A: In order to win when there
is a tie at the end of a round, you must have more
money than the other person you tied in points with.
do I switch weapons?
A: You can only carry one weapon
at a time, so if you want to switch weapons you have
to pick another one up.
should I create a personal account with a pin number?
A: Well this is a good thing
if you want to keep track of your wins/losses/kills
as you play more. Also it will allow you to unlock
and play as the many hidden characters in the game.
is the best player in single player games?
A: This is really personal preference here, I am not
one to say which characters are better than others.
Some characters are faster and weaker where others
are slower and stronger. Some special moves are better
than others, and this comes into play a lot also.
is the best player in multiplayer games?
A: See above question.
there a first person perspective?
A: No there isn't, it was planned before but scrapped
for technical reasons from what I can gather.
is The Gridís control panel layout?
A: There is a joystick that controls forward, backward,
and left/right strafe movements on the left. On the
right is a trackball for aiming and a special move
button below the trackball to execute a playerís special
move. In the top center of the control panel is a
keypad used to enter your player pin and other special
codes in the game. Here is a picture below.
is Free Look?
A: Free Look is an advanced style of aiming for The
Grid. Instead of the game aiming up and down for you,
you have to aim up and down if an enemy is above or
below your center view. It isnít recommended for use
unless you really know what you are doing. It may
also increase the money you collect, but this is uncertain
the Grid have a way to inverse the trackballs free
A: I'll have to look into that.
can I play The Grid?
A: Well check out our Locations
page to be able to find a place to play The Grid closest
A: This is The Grid Guide, not the MK5 Guide. Rumor
has it a MK5 preview is built into The Grid, but you
must beat the game 5 times in a row playing as Scorpion
without losing one life. (That was a joke for those
who are easily influenced by totally false rumors)
does The Grid compare to War: Final Assault?
A: They are two totally different games, with totally
different design teams, and different weapons and
being a big fan of War I canít compare the two all
too well. War for one has a maze style single player
missions where you are battling enemies and picking
up power ups as you go through levels. The Grid
is mainly a multiplayer game, itís single player
is all multiplayer levels and styles with objectives
to achieve in a time limit.
War uses buttons to move forward/back and to strafe
left/right where The Grid uses a joystick to perform
these movements. War uses a joystick for aiming,
where The Grid uses a trackball to aim.
is the three zeros on the bottom of the select screen
A: That is the area that you enter the codes into
is that icon to the right of the code box on the player
A: That scroll icon, when itís there, is a count for
how many times you have beaten the game.
is the icon to the left of the code box on the player
A: That icon, when there is one, is a ranking icon
that shows the rank you are in money and points. I
currently donít have a list of the ranks and their
icons, so until then itís all just a symbol you have
that will change when your rank does (ie new character
do you unlock the hidden characters?
A: To unlock the hidden characters in The Grid you
must first certain criteria. The criteria can be either
a certain amount of total money, total kills, or times
you have beaten the game. Please see the Secrets
Page for more information.