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The Fury Jun 7, 2017 @ 5:13pm
An Unfortunate Malfunction Glitch?
I finished this mission some time ago, but I just replayed the solution today for kicks. However, when the 3 tanks are all blown up, the boss just keeps moving and proceeds to destroy the base which destroys the planet, instead of the boss being defeated and the level ending in completion. Is this some kind of glitch that happens when you rewatch the solution or what's happening here?
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The Fury Jun 7, 2017 @ 5:32pm 
Never mind. Turns out I'm incredibly dumb and I forgot you had to target the wheels of the boss with the explosions. Nothing to see here, my apologies.
jonbrave Jul 4, 2017 @ 1:09pm 
I'm stuck on this level :( I don't understand what I am supposed to do? If I practice blowing up a reactor, the engine thing just rolls by unaffected. You say:
Turns out I'm incredibly dumb and I forgot you had to target the wheels of the boss with the explosions.
Where do you get that information from? How do you do any kind of "targetting" anyway? If anyone would care to put me out of my misery...
Leylite Jul 6, 2017 @ 10:21am 
There's no explicit targetting mechanism; you have to time the explosions of the methane tanks so that they happen when the boss is physically on top of the tank. I think the hitbox for this is reasonably generous, since the boss moves pretty slowly compared to how quickly you can fill up a tank.

This means you'll have to wait to detonate the middle and left tanks until enough cycles pass that the boss gets over to them.
jonbrave Jul 6, 2017 @ 11:44am 
Originally posted by Leylite:
There's no explicit targetting mechanism; you have to time the explosions of the methane tanks so that they happen when the boss is physically on top of the tank.
Sorry to dumb, but the boss never does get "physically on top of the tank". The tanks are fixed below the path the boss takes, and when I explode one it generates a puff but it doesn't seem near the boss. And I see no evidence it gets damaged.

I guess it's some sort of combination, I'll try just waiting to detonate the left tanks later and see if that miraculously works...
DariusOne Jul 6, 2017 @ 1:04pm 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACBbigGmo0E

This is how it's supposed to work, each explosion takes out one wheel for visual reference that it´s working.
Last edited by DariusOne; Jul 6, 2017 @ 1:04pm
jonbrave Jul 6, 2017 @ 1:18pm 
@DariusOne
Thank you so much! I had not even noticed the graphic in my attempt where the wheel changes to disabled :steamfacepalm: Obviously just me, but now I can actually carry on with the game! It's a bit of a nasty in this game that if you cannot complete a single level all progress is barred....
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