Walkthru: General Info and Tips
First off, the single player mission of Kingpin is DEFINITELY not the
easiest game you'll ever play.
Perhaps the biggest difference between KP and many other FPS games
out there is that you start
off totally beat up, low on health, and with nothing but a puny little
pipe to defend yourself.
Remember, this ain't "QUAKE 2". You're just a broke "bum" who has been
left for dead on the
dangerous streets of POISONVILLE. Therefore, in order to really
get into this game, you must use your
"street smarts" just as much as your "muscle" ........well, at least
until such time as your broke ass can afford to buy
(or steal) a decent weapon LOL! Anyway, my advice to ANYONE who
has never played KP
before is simply this - do NOT start off on any "difficulty setting"
higher than "medium". Even at this setting,
your dumb ass will die quickly if you absorb more than just a couple
of bullets. If you are new
to the First Person Shooter style of gaming, then go ahead and set
the game on "NOVICE". Nobody
will ever know and you will live long enough to see the second "cut
scene" of the game hehehe.
Secondly, SAVE OFTEN AND REPEATEDLY! If you are like me and you
HATE to re-play the same
level all the way from the beginning each time you die then SAVE, SAVE,
SAVE because you WILL
die alot...especially in the early part of the game.
Moving right along, NPC's or Non Player Characters (the people you meet
in the game) react to you
according to your attitude and the weapon you're holding (if any).
this in mind as you play. If you walk around with a weapon out, be
to use it. In many situations, it's a good idea to keep your weapon
holstered until you know you need it. Some of the NPC's will offer
you for cash if you talk to them positively. Save your money until
one to help you in a fight, and be sure to use them as "human shields"
wherever necessary (though keeping them alive helps stretch your hard
To heal your wounded "hired hand", just point to him and press the
negative key (X by default). He'll stay put and heal over time. Talk
everyone who isn't shooting at you. Start nice (positive talk key),
that gets you nowhere after a few tries, intimidate them with negative
talk. The most unlikely characters can provide some great clues or
lead you to
find secrets if you just talk to them. Sometimes you have to ask more
than a couple of times!
If they give you any lip, just bust a cap in 'em :) Also remember to
"search" all corpses for cash! (crouch + use)
I found that almost all the characters have a LEAST a buck on 'em (except
for the stew bums :)
Cash comes in handy at the Pawn-O-Matic! Don't forget that you can
check your notes
on the latest plot twists by pressing the right and left bracketkeys
([ and ]).
Press ESC to make the translucent notepad disappear again.
You don't need to press a key to use "a key". If you have the correct
will just work and you can open the door. The same is true for some
switches in the game (but not all). If just walking up to something
work, try the activate key (F by default). P.S. - The flame-thrower
doesn't make enemies drop
their weapons. Unless you cook 'em dead, be prepared for them to
start shooting again once the fire is out.
To take out a "boss" more easily, use the flame-thrower to set him on
He will always run straight towards you, so quickly change to the
HMG or shotgun and give him a blast in the head, then change back to
flame-thrower and flame him again to keep him blazing -- repeat until
crispy! If you do keep him on fire, the boss will never get to
shoot at you.
Just remember to take out other thugs in the area first so you can
And finally, I would like to acknowledge that I am not the "original
this walkthrough. I don't know who that is, so here is
my apology in advance if the
original author does come forward sometime in the future. I DID,
some significant additions and edits to the original script,
and I used the original source
material to re-play the entire game through and take the screenies
you see here. If
someone out there in "KP Land" feels there are any SERIOUS errors
or ommissions - OOOOOOPS!
Please feel free to drop me a line - firstname.lastname@example.org,
and I'll see what I can do. Enjoy folks and LONG LIVE KINGPIN!
Now for the walk through guide: