High Rollers is an unmarked mission in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It involves three people, Jacob, Nevada, and Jessica. They will not join Chuck's party unless all three are knocked out of a poker game.
Chuck finds three people, Jessica Howe, Nevada Slim, and Jacob Skinner, loitering in the Atlantica Casino. They will not budge from their position without a game of poker. Chuck's best bet is to play the game smart and sometimes bluff if necessary. In order to play, Chuck must put $100,000 down. Beat all three and they will join your party. Chuck wins $1,000,000 if he defeats all three of these players.
Each of the players have a distinct personality. Nevada is fairly gung-ho and willing to bet quite heavily on even the most meager of hands. Jacob is fairly conservative until it's down to Chuck and him, although when he has what he thinks is a good hand he will bet a lot of his money. Jessica is incredibly meek, often folding unless she has a very good hand. It takes a bit get her to do anything other than check or call your bet.
A quicker way to beat the trio is to pick up the three gambling magazines. The magazines will give Chuck better cards and have his opponents put in more money, leading to them losing faster.
- Dialogue of the mission in the Off the Record game files. All text may not be actually used in the final game.
Hey, sugar plum! We're looking for another player for our poker game. Interested?
Lady, there are zombies everywhere. We have to get out of here. I know a safe place.
Now now, patience is a virtue. You might just get lucky, baby.
Play poker with us, and if you can beat us all, we'll go with you. Sound fair?
Just go to the table and pay the buy in, handsome.
Hey, there. I see you have the good looks of a gambling man.
A gambling man?
Yessiree. My associates and I are looking for a sap... *ahem*... an esteemed gentleman like yourself, to play some poker with.
Is everyone in this freakin' town insane?! There are zombies everywhere!
Cool down a little. We are professionals. Nothing gets in the way of a good game of poker.
If you're man enough to play, pay the buy in at the table.
Where's the fire, friend?
Have you looked outside? There are zombies everywhere. We need to get you all to safety.
Wait, just a second here. Let's not jump to conclusions.
Can't you see we're trying to have a game of poker here? Big stakes, pal.
Interested in playing? We could use another player.
I see the appeal, but we have to get out of here.
Hold on now. The only way I leave a game is if I'm outta chips. Beat us all, and we'll go with you.
Are you crazy?!
My pappy used to say, "Money talks." I'm sure you could use some extra cash yourself. What have you got to lose?
All you have to do is go to the table and pay the buy in.
C'mon handsome. Just a little game of poker?
Too chicken to play? Or are you gonna man up and buy in?
My pappy used to say "If you don't get while the gettin's good, you are gonna get got".
I'm not sure I follow...
Just sit down and play some poker. Time's a wastin'.
Well, friend. It looks like you're holding all the cards. We'll follow you now.
You beat us at our own game, cutie. I said we would follow you if you won, so let's go, sugar.
You beat us all at our game, and took all our money, stranger. Guess you manned up, alright. Nothing for us left, but to follow you.
Poker Rules and TipsEdit
|Rules and tips|
- Due to the large sum of money ($1,000,000), High Rollers is the most profitable mission in Dead Rising 2.
- During Coop, the prize money is split between the two players ($500,000 each).
- Chuck can only read messages when it is his turn, but he can answer urgent calls no matter whose turn it is.
- An easier and quicker way to beat the trio in poker is to go to the Palisades Mall, the Royal Flush Plaza, and the Shamrock Casino to get the gambling magazines. The magazines will give Chuck better cards and have his opponents put in more money, leading to their loss quicker.
- If you lose a game, you can try again for another $100,000.
- However, any player you have knocked out already would no longer be participating making succeeding games easier.
- ↑ Daniel Acaba. Dead Rising 2 Walkthrough , IGN, (2010).
- ↑ Stratton, Stepehen (2010). Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Prima.