"We don't find a way to slow the Chinese down, they'll take Pyongyang and I'll have to fold. I need someone to drive down to Nampo and blow up their entire fuel depot. That means every truck, every tank, and that big refinery they got."
— Agent Buford

A Hot Time in Nampo is the fourth contract for the South Koreans and the first for them in the second quarter of Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.

Overview Edit

The contract involves disrupting Chinese operations in the North Korean theater by destroying their fuel depots and fuel trucks at the industrial port of Nampo.

Objectives Edit

  1. Destroy 3 fuel depots
  2. Find and destroy 10 Chinese fuel trucks

BONUS: Complete objectives before Chinese reinforcements arrive.

Supplies given Edit

  • South Korean Supply Drop - $4 000

The contract Edit

The player must find and destroy ten Chinese fuel trucks as well as three fuel depots. How they complete the mission is up to them. The value of the contract is $85 000 and $500 for each second before Chinese reinforcements arrive. Note that the player is given 7 minutes for the sake of the bonus, but is free to take longer if necessary.

Pro-China approach Edit

There is a way to finish the mission without upsetting the Chinese, assuming the player has friendly status with the Chinese beforehand. However, please note that the player will likely not obtain the mission bonus.

The trick is to commandeer 10 of the Chinese fuels trucks and drive them each out of range of the main Chinese army. If the player has friendly status with China, the player will not be attacked while commandeering vehicles. Once all ten are placed next to each other, two or three grenades should be sufficient to set off a chain reaction, destroying all ten vehicles.

Proceed to use airstrikes (such as the Surgical Strike) or other means to destroy the depots, and avoid hitting any Chinese personnel.

Maximum bonus approach Edit

This approach is for players already hostile to China, not worried about their reputation with China, or only concerned about money.

Before getting the mission for Buford, it is imperative to obtain an attack helicopter. At this point in the game, the player likely can't purchase any helicopters from the Russian Mafia yet, so the only other option is to steal one from the North Koreans. Hijacking an MD-500 Scout from Pyongyang is the easiest way to obtain one.

Once the player has the helicopter, go to the South Korean HQ and start the mission. Then, once the mission starts, enter the helicopter and fly to Nampo.

At Nampo, destroy all ten vehicles with the minigun and destroy two of the depots with anti-tank missiles. Then land near the final depot, plant a C-4 and set it off. If done right, the mission can be finished in as little as two minutes.

E-mail messages Edit

Sender: Lieutenant Yung Kim

Subject: Contract: 'A Hot Time in Nampo'

"Buford wants to drive up gas prices for the Chinese. Three fuel depots and ten trucks should do the trick. Blow them up and he'll explode your bank account."

Transcript Edit

The player enters the South Korean HQ.
"I have no idea. No, Mr. Garret, I'm sorry, Colonel Garret. I assure you the CIA has no ambitions in this theater. Well, I can't speak for the South Koreans, of course. Will you excuse me please. I have an important report coming in."
— Agent Buford
"Well now, my secret weapon. Hope you like the money we've been paying you 'cause I got a ton more where that came from, starting with this."
— Agent Buford
"We don't find a way to slow the Chinese down, they'll take Pyongyang and I'll have to fold. I need someone to drive down to Nampo and blow up their entire fuel depot. That means every truck, every tank, and that big refinery they got."
— Agent Buford
The player remains in the South Korean HQ.
"Peng thinks I'm gonna sit here and let him roll on over this whole place he's got another thing coming."
— Agent Buford
The player still remains in the South Korean HQ.
"He knows what he's doing though, I'll give him that. Beijing sent the right man for the job, I reckon."
— Agent Buford
The player continues to remain in the South Korean HQ.
"Oh, I'm sorry, were you waiting for an engraved invitation?"
— Agent Buford
The player leaves the South Korean HQ.
"Just What I needed. A simple contract."
"Right. A simple contract for a complicated mercenary."
Fiona and Jennifer

Trivia Edit

  • The name of this contract is possibly a reference to the Wartime song "A Hot Time In The Town of Berlin".
Contracts in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Allied Nations Ante UpOut of the WoodworkBringing Down the House
EmbeddedDowned Bird in Enemy NestThe Guns of Kirin-Do
Inspect and VerifyReactor RetrievalGambit
Humanitarian EffortsHousekeepingThe Ace of Spades
South Korea Stem the TideA Proper Function of GovernmentA Farewell to Kings
A Hot Time in NampoFirst PrinciplesMaster of None
Repo ManClear ChannelThe Acid Queen
In and OutBOOM!Titular Regius
China Pest ControlNo One Will Ever KnowUnder New Management
Escort ServicePersuasionKnock Knock
Manipulate the DataExit StrategyChain Reaction
An Eye for an EyeChokepointTwo Degrees of Separation
Russian Mafia FootholdGimme My MoneyBait and Switch
Playing the OddsOmertà...It's Who You Know
In the Neighborhood106 Miles to SinuijuRaw Materials
Escort ServiceHousekeepingLoose Ends
Challenges Jeep MeltdownMafia Warehouse SabotageSpeed
Race from China HQ to Mafia HQ
Race from Mafia HQ to SK HQ
Race from South Korean HQ to Chinese HQ
Bold denotes ace contracts.
Italics denote contracts that require the player to verify a face card (King, queen or jack).

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