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38 Special
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Jan 12, 2017 @ 12:47am
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38 Special

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Today I proudly introduce a machine that can clear all 38 zones with only 12 blocks! It can work as a flyer or a ground vehicle, withstand limitless enemy attacks in ground form, and adapt to challenges in other unexpected ways.

Besiege Downloads Entry, in case Steam fails:


Flight Mode:

↑ = forward
← → = steering
Z = lift
X = front grabber
C = bottom grabber (holds bottom flying spiral)
Left Shift = water cannon
Left Control = self-destruct

*If you end up laying horizontally, you can rotate and use the forward thrust to get back up. This is especially useful if you end up laying sideways while grabbing the starting block or another lightweight object.

Ground Mode:

To reach ground mode, allow the flyer to fall from a great height, or run into an obstacle to break the balloon.

The controls are the same, except
Z = forward.

If you lose the top flying spiral, then you need to move forward while turning. This is because the machine tends to perch on the front grabber. It doesn't get stuck though; it just takes a little forward thrust and you can go anywhere you need to go.

Also, don't press 'C' in ground mode; you'll lose one of the flying spirals you need to move! D:

Carrying the Bomb

If you don't turn at the start of the simulation, the flyer will automatically catch the bomb. You can even start flying upward right away without detonating the bomb. Alternatively, if you want to fly without the bomb, simply turn and fly upward when the simulation starts, and the bomb will detonate on the ground.

Flying while carrying the bomb isn't easy, but it's possible. The main idea is to apply sustained thrust while the flyer is vertical, and let go when it goes horizontal. Turning is best done in small increments, when you're high enough so that you can afford to lose some altitude while regaining stability.

With practice, you can carry the bomb any distance with the 38 Special, and even pick up the other bomb and use that one, too.

Using the Bottom Grabber

You have to use the bottom grabber to lift the water cannon, and to reach the book in The Duke's Knowledge. After you drop the bottom fan, the change in weight distribution makes it unstable to use forward thrust. But the end of the flyer with the rocket is heavier, so you'll drift in that direction. You can use that to position yourself to grab the object.

Now that you're armed with most efficient zone killer ever built, go out there and make it a bad day to be a knight! 😈
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Malachite Feb 14, 2020 @ 12:57pm 
totally not the bullet lol
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Max Jones Apr 10, 2017 @ 9:47am 
Wow, I went into queen fodder and dropped one of the bombs. It didn't even hit anything significant, just an uncrowded area with about 4 or 5 peasents, but somehow the fire spread to kill half of the peasents, plus more from the other bomsb. Including arhcers.
Ross P.  [author] Jan 26, 2017 @ 11:28pm 
I put this on Besiege Downloads, in case anybody has problems with Steam:
PolyFloppa Jan 19, 2017 @ 10:49pm 
ok thank you
Ross P.  [author] Jan 19, 2017 @ 8:31pm 
@satisfiedcat You can add another balloon to the top to make it more stable. It's not very convenient, though; you'd have to delete the balloon that's there, and add one a half a block length to the right and another a half a block length to the left, using building tricks similar to what I show in the video. I can elaborate if you want.

Alternatively, you can use a similar machine that I built earlier. The Bell Flyer that I made specifically for The Awakening Bells flies in a similar way to the 38 Special , but it's more stable. It can't beat all the zones, but it can beat a lot of them. Here's the link:
Saika Jan 18, 2017 @ 4:20pm 
Bookmarking this for later, I wanna see it in action
PolyFloppa Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:11am 
your welcome also is there any block that you can add if you want to make things easier and not worry about the block count so bad?
Ross P.  [author] Jan 18, 2017 @ 8:28am 
When I clicked to see what my new message was, I was happy to see that it was a real comment, and not just another copy-paste meme. Thanks, satisfiedcat! :steamhappy:
PolyFloppa Jan 17, 2017 @ 8:30pm 
Do you guys really want an endless page of a meme and not helpful comments on what this does also this is amazing for how simple it is