edit: the spoiler box was annoying, so I removed it. Consider yourselves warned.
@nlanza, on Dec 12 2006, 07:03 PM, said in What now...?:
Yeah, two missiles isn't really doing the trick for me. I've managed to kill him once , and was promptly taken out by one of the smaller fighters before I could dodge.
Maybe I'm just slow, but this section is kicking my ass to the point where it's really not fun anymore.
I mean, if I'd known there'd be difficulty jumps that sharp I probably wouldn't have registered the game.
Sorry to hear that. When I originally went through the game I never had much problem with this part, but on other runs, especially a minimalist run, it was by far the hardest part before the final fight.
Anyway, advice (now without spoiler box!):
-hopefully you have and are using the homing gun here. If you don't have it, you should consider finding it before you enter- it really helps with the smaller fighters.
-Otherwise, take the sections cautiously. If you inch into the entrance, you can take out one fighter below the entrance before he gets close enough to hurt you (this might require super pellets, I am not sure). Similarly, you can sometimes fly quickly into the areas where the rest of the fighters live before retreating and leave, drawing them away and picking them off.
-to defeat the guardian, I usually wait until I can see him on the other side of the barrier, then pop out and missle away his shields before retreating. The most important thing is not to let him sneak up behind you. Try to always know where he is.
- I usually take a break midway in the fight to go to the little non-black place at the bottom where you can hit the switch. This will let you be in a fairly safe area for a moment, and also you usually can replenish most of your shields from powerups you get from when you break the rocks. There are also rocks at the left just when you enter that can heal you.
-Above all, don't just slug it out with the enemies. Use quick strikes in and out of their areas before they get a chance to hit you.
I hope this helps you through this part and makes the game enjoyable again. Keep at it, the ending is pretty neat.
This post has been edited by Veritus Dartarion : 12 December 2006 - 11:55 PM