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Gameplay Controls

Carmen Sandiego

GamePlay:

TIP: To increase the Staff's attack power, use some of the more difficult attacks like the 3-Hit Combo or Pole Vault. You may also increase the Staff's damage ability by collecting Amulets. With every 100 amulets collected, the Staff's power increases! The trail of Cole's staff changes color whenever he gets an upgrade.

Blowgun
The Blowgun is a very useful tool. Use it to activate switches, shoot Magic Targets, distract Robots, and to shoot down Air Spirits.

Bring up the Blowgun screen by pressing the L1 or L2 Button. Use the Right Analog Stick to zoom the camera in and out to increase accuracy. Move the Blowgun cursor over your target. If the circle cursor appears as a transparent blue color, your shot is either blocked or too far away. Move the cursor until the circle is red, then press the Square Button to fire.

The Blowgun holds up to 25 Pellets. The Ammo Meter in the lower-right corner shows you how many Pellets are left.

Switches: For every blocked path, there's usually a Switch to activate a mechanism such as a bridge or gate. Activate a Switch with one strike of your Staff or a shot from afar with your Blowgun.

Force Fields: Force Fields can only be shut off one way; you must defeat all of Carmen's Robots in the area. Some of these Robots contain pieces of code, and the code can only be collected once the Robot is defeated. When you have all of the pieces of code, go to the Force Field and it will disappear.


COLE'S CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Run
X Button Jump. (Twice) Double Jump and catch maximum air. Double jump under cables to automatically slide down.
Triangle Button Show HUD. Press when next to Map Probes to update your PDA and download locations of Robots, Statues, and Puzzle Pieces, and then open your Map Screen to see where they all are.
Square Button Staff Attack
Circle Button Action. Sneak along walls and peek around corners. Hang from ledges (use Left Analog Stick to shimmy. You can shimmy around corners). Climb onto pipes and ladders from the top. Press while running to Pole Vault, Cole's most powerful attack. Pole vaulting also allows you to jump long distances and to break through gates, wooden doors, and windows.
L2 Button Aim Cole's Blowgun in a first-person perspective and press Square Button to fire. Use Right Analog Stick to zoom in and out.
L1 Button Aim Cole's Blowgun in a first-person perspective and press Square Button to fire. Use Right Analog Stick to zoom in and out.
R2 Button Press and hold to crouch. To roll silently, crouch and move in any direction.
R1 Button Press and hold to crouch. To roll silently, crouch and move in any direction.
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Run. To sneak silently, move the Left Thumbstick lightly. To run, move the Left Analog Stick all the way.
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Move camera.
R3 Button Reset camera behind Cole.

COMBAT CONTROLS
X Button X then Square = Jump Attack. Twice then Square = Overhead Smash. Use Overhead Smash to smash open crates and break through weak floors.
Square Button Staff Swing. (Twice) 2-Hit Combo. (Thrice) 3-Hit Combo.