Neodyne Industries (ネオダイン・インダストリー, Neodain Indasutorī) was the company that was the main antagonist group of Time Crisis II.
Neodyne Industries was founded by Ernesto Diaz and was supposedly a data communications company whose big achievement, Starline Network, would unite the world through a global network of 64 satellites.
In truth, Diaz's goals were much more sinister: the Starline Network was a mere front for a nuclear satellite that would put the world at its mercy. V.S.S.E. reconnaissance agent Christy Ryan was sent in order to investigate the network. She found out about the satellite, but Jakov Kinisky was sent to stop her.
Kinisky caught her, but by then it was too late: The V.S.S.E. had sent its second best agents to the scene: Keith Martin and Robert Baxter to aid Ryan. Kinisky was killed in the ensuing chase, but Ryan was taken to the super secret island base.
However, Kinisky failed to keep Ryan's computer out of the agent's hands, and they were able to find the railway that the satellite was being transported on. The two made it to the train, but Buff Bryant stopped them from destroying it, allowing Diaz's men to recover the satellite and take it to the island base. Afterwards, Bryant tried to kill them, but instead he was the one killed.
The two agents then made it to Diaz's base, where a surprise villain (to them, the attract mode spoiled it for us) awaited them: Wild Dog. Wild Dog fought them, and then blew himself up upon defeat. Diaz tried fighting them with a prototype satellite, but Keith and Robert overcame him, and he fell to his death. As he fell, the prototype satellite destroyed the real one, blowing up the island and destroying Neodyne Industries for good.
Notable Members Edit
- Ernesto Diaz
- Jakov Kinisky
- Buff Bryant
- Wild Dog (sort of)
Types of Infantry Edit
To ensure that Diaz's goals were fulfilled, Neodyne Industries had a private army to destroy any opposition.
- Blue or normal class soldiers are often the ones you see. They wear black ski masks and are armed with 2nd generation Glock 17 handguns with low accuracy. There is a variant of the normal class soldiers who wear grey half-face masks with goggles on in addition to the ski masks. Another variant of the normal class soldiers wear black ski masks and grey half-face masks with goggles not on.
- White suited soldiers are the leader class. They are dressed in urban city camouflage uniforms and have telecommunication tools carried on their backs. Even though they are armed with the same weapon as those of the normal soldiers, they have higher accuracy. They may be often the cost of the loss of lives if not for the "Red" Soldiers. In the PS2 version, the white suited soldiers have the same type of uniform as the normal soldiers wearing black ski masks and grey half-face masks with goggles not on.
- Red suited soldiers are the marksmen wearing black ski masks and armed with the same weapon as those of the normal soldiers but frequently fire critical shots with high accuracy. In addition, their first shot is always a critical shot.
- Yellow suited soldiers wearing black ski masks normally do not participate in fights. Killing them give the players 5,000 point bonus or 6,000 points if they are hit in the bodies three times. There are 16 of these soldiers in total (1 in stage 1-1, 2 in stage 1-3, 2 in stage 2-1, 8 in stage 2-2, 2 in Buff Bryant boss fight, 3 in stage 3-1).
- Machine gunners are dressed in green uniforms of jungle camouflage. They are armed with "NDI" submachine guns which is based on the Uzi, with the addition of a H&K MP5A3 stock. While they do not immediately fire critical shots like the "Red" soldiers, using submachine guns can result in multiple critical shots at the same time. The official website shows them armed with FAMAS assault rifles.
- Missile soldiers are dressed in the same uniforms as the machine gunners. They are armed with M202 FLASH rocket launchers which have high accuracy. However, they have low maneuverability due to the weight of the rocket launchers. There is a variant in the arcade version dressed in dark blue and purple uniforms who only appear in stage 1-1 after the armored trailer truck skided. Those require two hits each to kill. Said variant in the PS2 version is the same as the white suited soldiers but still require two hits each to kill.
- Grenadiers are dressed in the same uniforms as the machine gunners and missile soldiers. They will throw M67 hand grenades which are guaranteed hits but can be shot down. There are 6 of these soldiers in total (2 in stage 1-1, 2 in stage 1-2, 1 in stage 2-1, 1 in stage 3-1).
- "Knife Men" are dressed in jungle camouflage uniforms, and are armed with survival knives. They are agile and will throw their knives at range or slash when up close. Both methods of attacks are guaranteed hits.
- "Frogmen" are dressed in white-black colored diving suits which have ski masks underneath their breathing helmets and have water jets attached on their backs. Their weapon is a gauntlet on both arms. They will slash when up close which is a guaranteed hit. They only appear in stage 1-3 especially the first two who are seen using the water jets to propel themselves before jumping up and dashing mid-air in an attempt to slash.
Other Weapons Edit
- 6x6 wheeled armored vehicles appear in stages 1-2 and 2-1. They are 5.8 m long, weigh 12.2 tons, and are armed with a rocket launcher at the front and a Browning M2 machine gun at the rear. The one in stage 1-2 also has two missile soldiers inside the passenger compartment.
- An armed cruiser is used by Jakov Kinisky as a means of escape from the V.S.S.E. agents. It is 9.25 m long, weighs 8 tons when loaded with equipment, powered by two 420 horsepower engines, capable of travelling at over 48 knots, and is armed with two six-barreled Gatling cannons.
- Helicopter gunships resembling the Boeing AH-6 appear in stage 3-2. They are armed with two M202 FLASH rocket launchers.
- A prototype satellite is used by Ernesto Diaz to attack the V.S.S.E agents. It is armed with two laser cannons and four triple missile launchers.