Evil Genius Frequent Asked Questions by Sokar20002001 This faq is meant to help answer common problems that people face when playing the game.This faq is not meant to be an in depth guide, but rather a place to find quick answers to common problems and to keep people on the boards sane. This faq is my first work, so probably it is not done very professionally, sorry about that. WARNING: Expect spoilers when reading this faq, I might add spoiler warnings later, but probably not. Frequently Asked Questions: 0. How do I save???!!!! 1. How do I get Nikita Leonov, the crime boss, to join me? 2. Where can I find all the the minions? 3. Why can't I find the minionS? 4. Where are all the totem pieces located? 5. Where are all the uber loots located? 6. Why won't my totem pieces assemble? 7. Where can I find all the doomsday data? 8. Why are there waves of agents that come to my island even though I have no heat? 9. Why do the henchmen increase the time for aoi instead of decreasing them? 10. I just research the freak ability, what is it? 11. Why can't I build a particular research machine? 12. How can I kill the super agents? 13. Why are my minions panicking?/Why are agents coming through the floor? 14. Help! My evil genius dies upon loading!!! 15. What's the difference between the evil geniuses? 16. Where's all my money on the 2nd island? 0. How do I save???!!!! This question is so important that it is assigned the number 0. See on the main menu there is a option called LOAD SAVE. IT MEANS LOAD/SAVE. I can't believe some people can't figure it out, but then again I guess it is a rather stupid design oversight too. 1. How do I get Nikita Leonov, the crime boss, to join me? "Mix him up", or aka, torture him in the mixing bowl, which is in the mess hall counter, the more expensive one. 2. Where can I find all the the minions? There are always two spots where you can get a specific minion, details below Level 2 Minions: Valet - Polynesia, Middle East Guard - South America, Central Russia Technician - Japan, Northern China Level 3 Minions: Mercenary - Mid-West, South America Scientist - Central Russia, Central Russia Spin Doctor - Europe, Mid-West Level 4 Minions: Marksman - Europe, Siberia Martial Artist - Southeast Asia, West Coast Biochemist - Europe, South America Quantum Physicist - Europe, Mid-West Playboy - Europe, West Coast Diplomat - Middle East, Eastern Block 3. Why can't I find the minion? There are usually three problems One - You do not have the necessary notoriety to uncover the minion type, just do aoi until you have a high enough notoriety Two - You are not far enough into the game to get the minion type. You can not get level 3 or 4 minions until you are at objective 3. Three - You need to plot to get the minion, with a science minion preferably. Sometimes they do pop up without you plotting, but if the above two isn't your problem then this is it. 4. Where are all the totem pieces located? In sequential order: West Coast, Polynesia, Central Russia, Middle East. 5. Where are all the uber loots located? There are six in total - Mini Eiffel Tower: Europe Excalibur: Europe Sarcophagus: Middle East Ark of the Covenant: Central Russia Million Dollar Bill: East Coast Samurai Armor: North China 6. Why won't my totem pieces assemble? Either you didn't put them near each other or you didn't assemble the pieces on the 1st island. If you are on 2nd island and you didn't assemble the totem then you are screwed. Some people can't assemble it on the 1st island. I think it's a bug, hopefully it'll get fixed soon. 7. Where can I find all the doomsday data? You start out with 3, there are 3 that are carried by agents that get continously sent into your island after you get the objective, the other 3 are located in Cuba, North Africa, and Australia. You must capture and torture the agents that carry the data in order to get it. You can tell which groups carry data by clicking the group, they will have one more symbol that is below the usual fraction symbol. The symbols correspons to which piece of the data they carry. If you just kill the agents then they'll just keep coming until you get the data. Some people don't know this and get overwhelmed with body bags. 8. Why are there waves of agents that come to my island even though I have no heat? See above. Or else you didn't let the agents steal the fake research machine, but you should be able to figure that out by reading the objectives screen. 9. Why do the henchmen increase the time for aoi instead of decreasing them? Bug, to fix it simply change the henchman stats file in dynamic resources/balancing spreadsheets folder. Just make every number under AOITimeModifier negative. 10. I just research the freak ability, what is it? It's weird how the freak ability have no glossary information about it. To use it just toss a body into the chemical vats. It will create the lumbering freaks that you will come to love as super agents take turns in destroying your base. 11. Why can't I build a particular research machine? You didn't get all 9 doomsday weapon data. You only need 8 of 9 to move on, but to get everything you need 9.(or so I've heard, never experienced it myself since I always get everything) 12. How can I kill the super agents? You can't on the 1st island, you'll be able to take on optional obectives on the 2nd island to off the super agents. I don't know how to kill every agent yet, so I'll hold off on providing info for now. 13. Why are my minions panicking?/Why are agents coming through the floor? You have a section of your base block off, meaning no foot traffic can get there. The minions trapped in there will start panicking and agents will come out through the floor and they WILL destroy the blocking objects. Easiest way to tell if when the agent's description says s/he's clearing a path. 14. Help! My evil genius dies upon loading!!! Obiously a bug. Turn off auto-save, apparently it causes this. I haven't experience it, I just heard it happens. 15. What's the difference between the evil geniuses? Max - faster research, medium circle of influence, comes with Jubei as henchman Alexis - minions lose loyalty slower, gain them faster(I think), large circle of influence, comes with Eli as henchman. Shen Yu - Lose heat faster, gain less heat(I think), have a delay between increased heat and when agents start arriving, small circle of influence, comes with Lord Kane. 16. Where's all my money on the 2nd island? You probably got a funds freezed message. It means you don't have any room for the money. Just build an new stronghold, and you get your money back. CREDITS: Evil Genius is copyrighted by Elixer Studios, and is published by Vivendi-Universal Games All thanks for this goes to me, Sokar20002001, for writing this :) Actually, a lot of thanks should go to the people on gamefaq's boards. Copyright: Feel free to rip this FAQ for any of your websites, as long as you give me credit for it. I will only update this faq for www.gamefaqs.com, so if some of the stuff is not up to date,check there for the new version. Although I doubt I'll update it anytime soon.