Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) First A Rank in RE3

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This is the hardest of the first three RE's to get the A rank, I died somany times but I got it.

No AutoAim/Hard Mode/No Infinite Ammo On Any Weapons/NO Saves States

The best way to get A rank in re3,

-You can't use any aid sprays through the whole entire game.

-You can use only single herbs, or double-mixed herbs no triple (no red+green herb either)

-No Saving the game (yea so when i died.. i had to start ALL OVER AGAIN)

-Try not to get hit at all in the beginning, you can on the giant worm boss fight in the graveyard, clock tower nemesis too but not at the end when you fight nemesis in that garbage room with the acid traps on the walls, just unload freeze rounds (make shure you have at least 18) and he will be stunned the whole time and wont be able to hit you as long as you hold the fire button on him (I never got hit here)

-The Mikhail vs Nemesis fight you can skip, once you get in that room with nemesis on the train, simply go back to the same door you came in and mikhail will do the rest.

-Game beaten under 2hours and 30minutes


^ You do all of this in RE3 and you have a huge chance of geting that A rank, its possible with just some practice.

 
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Albertwesker959

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This is the hardest of the first three RE's to get the A rank, I died somany times but I got it.

No AutoAim/Hard Mode/No Infinite Ammo On Any Weapons/NO Saves States

The best way to get A rank in re3,

-You can't use any aid sprays through the whole entire game.

-You can use only single herbs, or double-mixed herbs no triple (no red+green herb either)

-No Saving the game (yea so when i died.. i had to start ALL OVER AGAIN)

-Try not to get hit at all in the beginning, you can on the giant worm boss fight in the graveyard, clock tower nemesis too but not at the end when you fight nemesis in that garbage room with the acid traps on the walls, just unload freeze rounds (make shure you have at least 18) and he will be stunned the whole time and wont be able to hit you as long as you hold the fire button on him (I never got hit here)

-The Mikhail vs Nemesis fight you can skip, once you get in that room with nemesis on the train, simply go back to the same door you came in and mikhail will do the rest.

-Game beaten under 2hours and 30minutes


^ You do all of this in RE3 and you have a huge chance of geting that A rank, its possible with just some practice.

Awesome, I actually never get and A rank in resident evil 3, i did try sometimes but died because of the gravedigger or nemesis...
I didn't know the nemesis boss in the train could be skypped, nice tips

Excellent work for the rest
 

1995umk3

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At the beginning of the gravedigger fight just run all the way back, when you hear him go up thats when get free hits untill he hits you then he borrows.

This is where he will pop out and hit you.. try to lurn him out then run/180 quick turn and get a hit. He usually pops out and tries to bite you 3-4 times untill he comes out and starts crawling at you. He does the whole thing all over again.

Yeah it's ok... they have people on youtube doing knife only runs.
 
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Magnolia Grandiflora

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You actually don't have to fight grave digger either. You can run around until the light poles start to lean over the puddle of water, shoot the light poles and then stand in this area until he comes back up. He will electrocute himself.

I just got an A rank for the first time on this game myself just the other day as well and it was rather easy. I watched an A rank run and got some good tips on gunpowder management, the best ammo against clocktower Nemesis and disposal Nemesis and the best places to encounter Nemesis during the game. (For instance it's easier to get away from him without damage at the substation than at the pharmacy so, even though you might have to come back for the grenade launcher/magnum or the fuse - depending on what you pick up - on the way back to the cable car, the reward outweighs the minute or two you lose by going back.)

You can use first aid sprays and red/green herbs, by the way. The thing with the ranking system is that it is essentially a score card for which we don't readily have the requirements but here's what I found and it really helped me.

You have to have 270 points or more to nab an A/S rank and the three things that you're graded on are as follows:

  • Playtime
  • Saves
  • Health recovered
So you get 100 points for beating the game in 2:29:59 or less. After that the amount of points you receive decreases by 10 depending on what time you get in relation to the best time.

You get 100 points for not saving. This decreases by 10 for every save up to 3 then it starts to group saves together. (4-5 is a certain set of points then it jumps to 6-8 and so on and so forth.) You have a little leeway. If you feel you have to save before clocktower Nemesis, do so just make sure your game time is on point and you don't get hit a lot.

This last thing really confused me because, as far as I know, there's no real way to keep up with how much health you've recovered unless you have the PC version. You get 100 points for recovering 1500 or less. I'm not sure exactly how much first aid sprays recover but I generally try to pick up every herb along the way and use herbs before I use my first aid sprays but I have used a first aid spray and still received an A ranking.

The ranking system gives you a 30 point curve to still nab an A rank you just need to be cognizant of saves, time and how many times you're hit/how many healing items you used.

Once I knew exactly what I was getting graded for it was a lot easier to manage myself in game accordingly.
 

Magnolia Grandiflora

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@Albertwesker959 I would watch this playthrough before you do:


Guy really helped me with the gunpowder management and he also let me know that you can beat Gravedigger in 12 acid rounds and disposal Nemesis in 11 freeze rounds.

And he's playing the American version on a console. This was super helpful because apparently Nemesis takes more shots in the American version than the Japanese version.

Which is why most speed runners use the Japanese version to do so because it's easier. Who knew, right?
 
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1995umk3

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1 Aid spray/no green+red/no saves/2Hr29Min complete time or less is a gauranteed A. But I prefer not to use any aid sprays or green+red herbs so its SUPER gauranteed :)

It really starts to bite when I see a grade lower then A now... better off playing it you're own way (more fun)
 
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