Nuclear Throne
Any tips? I suck!
I am definitely not good at bullet hell games although this is far from a bullet hell...but dodging bullets is ... I am good at timing and maybe aiming but not fast-paced gameplay like this.

Any advice? I'm always stuck in world 1-3 when the bandit comes. LOL

By the way, I am left-handed...aiming with the right stick is a bit unusal but I think it's ok...swapping controls and moving with the right stick is way too difficult as I am used to normal controls.
Last edited by LeanderAT; Mar 14 @ 7:23pm
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Big Bandit has two attacks. The first is to rush at you when you're close, smashing through anything in its way (including walls). There's a hint in its animation just before it charges. Watch it from afar to recognize it when you're close.

The next attack is the bullet barrage. Big Bandit will stay stationary and fire a spray of bullets for around three seconds. During this time, you can move to the side and unload your ammo. Big Bandit will not adjust its aim until the next firing sequence. The bullets have quite a spread when at long range, making them dodgeable if you don't have cover.

If you see Big Bandit spawn, move to a safe distance (so you don't get run over!) and fire as much as you can. You have a few seconds to fire before you need to react to Big Bandit's attack. Some weapons will be able to finish the fight before Big Bandit can react. Assault Rifle and Grenade Launcher can do it quickly.
Last edited by InsaneFirebat; Mar 14 @ 7:40pm
If you watch good players on Youtube they pretty much all ignore the Eurphoria mutation, but honestly when you are bad at the game (and I consider myself bad too, only beaten the throne once), it is a pretty decent mutation. Don't ignore it unless you're good enough to justify doing so would be my advice. It does make the game more managable.

Try and focus on clearing out one side of a level so you don't have to think about being shot from a direction, doesn't matter if you pick up down left or right, but being able to keep a wall to your back makes it a lot simpler.

Use cover. Open spaces suck and are death unless you have the reflexes of an android. The worst thing in this game is getting a scummy spawn with no cover (it's not a bug, it's a FEATURE, apparently).

Be aggressive in your ammo use. You don't get bonus points for dying with bullets in the clip. I'd rather spam bullets and hit something than stand there thinking about what to do and getting shot. Also on this, shoot up corridors, listen if you hit something (this game has very good audio cues). If you can see a scorpion shooting at you from offscreen, shoot in that general direction a little even if you can't see it. Unless your ammo is critically low, this is fine.

Learn the patterns of the enemies. They are going to do generally the same stuff, and over time it does get a little easier to guess their next play.
Thanks!

I like the wrench best and the bullets that bounce off walls.
I used to be stuck at big bandit every run too bro I feel you. It's literally all just, the more you play the better you get. Used to get stuck on 1-3 every run, now I do things I only used to see on youtube.
shovel is best weapon
if anyone tells you otherwise they're wrong
Originally posted by ⠀ ⠀ ⠀❬and death❭:
shovel is best weapon
if anyone tells you otherwise they're wrong
It's not bad but totally not the best dont trust his lies
Originally posted by ⠀ ⠀ ⠀:
It's not bad but totally not the best dont trust his lies
what is the best, then
tell me
also nice name you nerd
Originally posted by :
Originally posted by ⠀ ⠀ ⠀:
It's not bad but totally not the best dont trust his lies
what is the best, then
tell me
also nice name you nerd
Well it depends on mutations you get in the run
Ultra shovel literally no competiton
Kajnake Mar 14 @ 10:51pm 
Originally posted by :
Originally posted by ⠀ ⠀ ⠀:
It's not bad but totally not the best dont trust his lies
what is the best, then
tell me
also nice name you nerd
Becuz ur name is so original and creative - 3 -
Kajnake Mar 14 @ 10:55pm 
I got one tip, which is to not take it slow. If youre surrounded or putted in a corner, the usually best thing to do is actually go gunz&blazin
When you do that you shoot constantly focusing characters that can aim first, then whatever is running at ya, and then bandits. Tanky targets are usually slow, so focus them somewhere around the bandits
Sandshark Mar 14 @ 10:57pm 
Originally posted by Kajnake:
Originally posted by :
what is the best, then
tell me
also nice name you nerd
Becuz ur name is so original and creative - 3 -
no u dont understand dw dw you need the context
Suck a little bit lower and maybe we'll talk.
UFO Mar 15 @ 10:32am 
There's no shame in crutching yourself with a few "easy mode" mutations at first. Try gamma guts and then rush Big Bandit the second he shows up. Instakill, literally. It also makes the next level (sewers chock-full o' rats!) ridiculously easy. The one after that, well... It's a speed bump, you will die a lot. Keep beating your head against the wall and it will have a crack in it sooner or later. The true game changer for me was the point when threat management became instinct - you warp in, take one good look at your surroundings and just instantly know what to kill first, where to move and where the return fire is most likely to come from... I don't claim I'm good at this game, but I've beaten my head against the wall a few hours and something is bound to stick sooner or later :-)
I found this in someone's Steam review a while back. Gamma Guts is crazy good, even in the long run.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_afnZHaSQc8
Originally posted by UFO:
There's no shame in crutching yourself with a few "easy mode" mutations at first. Try gamma guts and then rush Big Bandit the second he shows up. Instakill, literally. It also makes the next level (sewers chock-full o' rats!) ridiculously easy. The one after that, well... It's a speed bump, you will die a lot. Keep beating your head against the wall and it will have a crack in it sooner or later. The true game changer for me was the point when threat management became instinct - you warp in, take one good look at your surroundings and just instantly know what to kill first, where to move and where the return fire is most likely to come from... I don't claim I'm good at this game, but I've beaten my head against the wall a few hours and something is bound to stick sooner or later :-)

I genuinely find the Scrapyard harder than the frozen city, except for Lil Hunter. Assassins and Snipers and Salamanders and flame traps, make it stop.
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