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Re: Volunteers: What About Bob?
Posted By: SidohDate: 10/10/01 11:18 a.m.

In Response To: Volunteers: What About Bob? (Mark Levin)

: The second level from the M2 Preview opens with a bang as you are dropped
: into a firefight between Bobs and Fighters, with the first Cyborg thrown
: into the mix as well. Make you you kill at least one of the brown Bobs
: yourself to guarantee that a second pistol is available (if you didn't get
: the secret one on Charon, which wasn't mentioned when we did that level
: for some reason); if the Bobs are killed by the cyborg they will explode
: and you lose what they carry. Don't forget the BIG pile of ammo available
: to the south.

I always thought they were pink...

: This was actually the first time I ever read the first terminal and realized
: exactly what was going on. The southern half of the level is the flooded
: area Durandal is talking about, and he sends you to clear out the lava by
: pouring it into the basement. Once that happens, Durandal can send in the
: Bobs. Before now, I always thought the lava was just a gameplay device to
: make sure that you went downstairs first.

I usually don't read terminals... so I never know whats really going on.

: Down in the basement, the secret fusion pistol from Slings and Arrows is a
: huge help against the cyborgs. The terminal down here has a secret
: message, but one that's only available by cheating. While at the terminal,
: take advantage of the nearby window and snipe the Fighters with dual
: pistols. They have very little chance of hitting you at that range.

On TC they'll probably have come your way by now. Also, just shoot a grenade and into the lava they go!

: When you smash the second control panel, a secret is revealed: Just to the
: west of the bridge to the panel you just smashed, under the rising lava,
: is a tiny passageway. It leads to a platform which will get you out of the
: lava just in the nick of time (You will have to have somewhat more than 1x
: health to survive this; requirements range from a little bit on Normal or
: below to nearly a full yellow bar on TC). The reward is a tidy chunk of
: ammo and a Fighter to shoot in the back.

Strange, you can survive on TC with 1x shield. MARK...

: Now, what about Bob anyway? The drained lava has revealed several large
: arenas, full of Bobs and enemies. And you're supposed to help out. The
: first step is to secure the "home base" to the west of the lava
: trench (if you went for the secret mentioned above and pissed off the
: Bobs, goodbye :) ) Then just go around clearing out everything. Beware of
: the guided-missile cyborg to the east, and the small lava pit to the
: southeast, which was a suicide trap in the preview: There was no lava, so
: falling in meant you were stuck forever. But anyway, clear that all out
: and head back to the terminal to beam up to Boomer.

Actually killing bobs is fun, especially with the flamethrower. Pfhor in M2 were the best flame deaths though. =D

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Replies:

Volunteers: What About Bob?Mark Levin 10/10/01 8:50 a.m.
     Re: Volunteers: What About Bob?Still Thinking 10/10/01 10:16 a.m.
     Re: Volunteers: What About Bob?Sidoh 10/10/01 11:18 a.m.
           Re: Volunteers: What About Bob?Mark Levin 10/10/01 12:57 p.m.
                 Re: Volunteers: What About Bob?John Sumner 10/10/01 1:47 p.m.
     Re: Volunteers: What About Bob?rgb3000 10/13/01 1:15 p.m.



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