Two teams fight for control over the neighborhood. To win, earn cash to buy out the neighborhood. Cash is earned by participating in activities and killing opponents. Tagging spots in the level offer bonuses which can tip the scales in the match. Teamwork is important in Strong Arm. Activities are easier to win with more people involved. Tags are also dangerous to try to steal without someone watching your back. Activities also award secret team bonuses for players working together.
There are tagging spots randomly located around the neighborhood at the start of every Strong Arm match. Each tag has a team-wide bonus associated with it that lasts for as long as the team controls the tag. To capture a tag, hold the Action button while in the tagging trigger until the progress bar is full. You can steal opponents' tags in the same way. The tagging bonuses used for the match are randomly at the beginning of the match. You can see which tags are available in the current match and which team controls them on the rim of your mini-map in the lower left of your screen. The icons distinguish the type of perk and color displayes the team receiving the benefits of the perk. When an opponent is capturing a tag, it flashes red and when your team is capturing a tag, it flashes blue. There are up to four tags in each match, and each gives a different perk to the team controlling it.
Accurate Weapons: Control this tag to lessen the spread on automatic weapons.
Cash Flow: Control this tag for a continuous trickle of cash.
Double Kill Bonus: Control this tag for double cash from killing opponents.
Extra Ammo: Control this tag to provide your team a trickle of extra ammo.
More Health: Control this tag to increase your team's Health.
Nitrous: Control this tag to install nitrous for your team's vehicles.
Pimp Slap: Control this tag to provide everyone on your team with a pimp slap attack.
Police: Control this tag to send the Police after the other team.
Smokescreen: Control this tag to cause your opponents' screens to fill up with smoke.
Stealth: Control this tag to hide your team's in-game arrows and mini-map icons from opponents.
Super Sprint: Control this tag to provide everyone on your team with a Stamina boost.
A Strong Arm match is divided into rounds based on Activities. Activity objectives are displayed in game and appear on the mini-map. Earn more cash than the other team to win the activity and score a cash bonus.
Take out a pimp to capture his ho. Protect your ho to earn cash over time. Get into a car with her to keep her safe from the other side, or escort he to meet clients to earn more cash. If a ho's player dies she'll flee, so protect your team's pimps. The fastest way to take the lead in Snatch is to control both hos.
Grab any car and smash all other cars for cash. Your opponents' cars are worth more than those of bystanders. Time your hits with your teammates; multiple hits in quick succession do more damage. Destroy the Gigatruck with your car for a big bonus.
Run in front of cars and pratfall while in the scoring zone to earn cash. Bigger hits earn more cash; the more spectacular the fall, the bigger the payout. Hit your teammates to send them flying, and watch for chances to shoot your enemies while they're down.
Shoot objects in the scoring zone, such as cars, trash cans, etc. to earn cash. Build up your combo meter by continuously destroying the objects; your team shares one combo bar, so coordinate your work to get more cash out of the same destruction. Watch for bonus targets that are worth big bucks no matter where you destroy them.
Get to the starting line and pass checkpoints for cash; complete the required course first to earn big money. Detour for bonus checkpoints to earn extra cash. Passengers can use heavier weapons to take out other racers, and all players in a car earn money for the car's performance.
Bring the requested items to the fence and sell them for cash. Having a teammate man the getaway car can help you succeed. If opponents have the loot, you can always kill them and claim it as your own.