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FAQ's and Strategy Guides
For playing tips, move lists and other information, please read the Armored Core FAQ from www.GameFAQs.com.
Camera View
You can switch to a fixed camera angle by pressing Circle + X + Start.
Change Background
To change the background on all menus, first make a design in the "Edit Emblem" screen when you are done hold L1+R1+SELECT. Now you design is the background.
Firing the Lazerblade
You can fire a beam of light from your lazerblade. To do this, press CIRCLE to use the lazerblade, then as the arm comes down hit X. It has no lock so you really need to have good aim. If done correctly it will fire a cresent shaped beam.
First-Person View
To switch to first-person view, press Triangle + Square + Start at the same time then unpause the game. To return to third-person view, just pause the game then unpause it.
Human Plus Enhancements
Start a new game, and fail all the missions you play until you are below -50,000 credits in debt. An FMV will be played, and you will start the game over with a clean slate. Doing this gives you special abilities, the first time it gives you a grid radar, the fourth time it gives you the ability to fire back weapons with huminiod legs while standing. The sixth gives you 2x energy for boosting, and weapons. Have fun!
Secret Item Locations
Here's the location of the Secret Items.
Item   Location
1      Destroy plus escapee: On a ledge of the building about 3 levels down.
2      Guard wharf warehouse: Turn around at the start and steal the radar you are guarding.
3      Destroy fuel depot: In the 2nd room on the shelf at the back, destroy the fuel canisters, then go up there and search the rear corner.
4      Retake air cleaner: Inside a grate on the ceiling.
5      Kill struggle leader: At the bottom of the area where the floor explodes, search the rear of the floor of the chasm.
6      Exterminate organisms: Search the rear of the queen's chamber.
7      Guard freight train: Destroy one of the boxes at the loading area.
8      Destroy intruders: In a niche under the topmost bridge.
9      Guard factory entrance: In a "RED" corner of the map.
10     Secret factory recon: In a "RED" corner of the map.
11     Eliminate strikers: At the start, turn around and destroy one of the armored cars.