Okay, playing the SNES version, and just beat the first real level. One tip I can give is that during gunfights, is that you can continuously hold the "hide" button so that as soon as the shooting animation is over, you duck back out of the line of fire. There's also no point to hoarding health items, since your entire inventory is reset between levels and your HP is restored.
Post by Ace Whatever on Jan 6, 2013 17:00:59 GMT -5
Wow amidst all the excitement I totally forgot to put down my own vote. But I'll make amends and get started on Blackthorne.
Anyway, if anyone's having trouble with those pesky red goblins, here's a way to cheese them: Roll into the room and immediately shoot them then roll back out. You'll catch them just before they can take cover and their hitpoints don't reset if you switch screens. Of course this only works if they're on the same level as you when you enter the room.
Is it wrong if I shot that guy? He seemed seven-eights dead and I felt it was a mercy killing more than anything. :x
Anyhoo, I'm loving BL so far. Midway into the second area, where you move onto rainy forests after escaping the caves. Now I know this game runs on a special audio format that's hard to replicate, but is there ANYWHERE that I can grab this game's soundtrack? I must know if it is feasible.
Now I know this game runs on a special audio format that's hard to replicate, but is there ANYWHERE that I can grab this game's soundtrack? I must know if it is feasible.
Good question. The SNES music is no problem, and the 32X probably isn't much harder to find. I installed both the generic Sound Blaster Pro and spiffed up Gravis UltraSound versions in DOS Box, and I don't know how to extract music from either.
I'm still playing it, too! So far it seems pretty straightforward once you pick up the mechanics. I'm mostly noting minor details while I play, such as the fact that Blackthorne has symmetrical tears in his jeans.
Post by Ace Whatever on Jan 12, 2013 7:18:44 GMT -5
The mines are pretty easy and more or less teach you all the mechanics of the game. The forest however is where things start to get a bit pixel hunter-ish. Start paying attention to floor switches.
Also, stage 1 of the forest requires you to use a wasp to blow up a generator. If it's not immediately obvious, you have to maneuver the wasp through a window in the purple tree wall just to the left of the generator.
My biggest frustration with the forest are the traitor guys. They take an obscene number of hits to die and their pattern isn't as predictable as the orcs'. They're a chore to fight, and I've seen them do assholish things like shoot me right as I get back up from being shot the first time. :/ It's a crap shoot as to whether or not your allies can defeat them first, too.
The traitors are pretty annoying, but unlike orcs, you can actually shoot in between their gunfire if you're quick enough. I like to wait until they fire three times, then pop out right after the third shot and blast them before they can potentially fire a fourth shot. I've observed they can shoot anywhere from two to six times before hiding, but I've found three the most reliable number to counterattack. If they only shoot twice, then no harm, no foul.
Also, Ace: I didn't see that wall and I ended up wasting my bees, forcing a restart. Ooooooooops.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2013 13:34:30 GMT -5 by Deleted
I've finally cleared out the forest and have made it to the third area, which looks like some kind of open pit mine. Right before you get there, you're given a really sweet upgrade for the shotgun that makes it fully automatic, which you'll definitely need against the blue orcs with auto shotguns.
Here's a couple tips for the thread:
Fire bombs always travel along the ground no matter if you throw them standing or crouched. They're best used against the annoying plant enemies that are often seen in pits. Be sure to throw the bomb at the edge of a platform before clearing out a pit, or else you'll waste the bomb.
While hugging the wall, you can tap the fire button to quickly pop out of cover and shoot. This is great against the traitor guys since you immediately go back into cover after firing. This tip comes courtesy of weasel!