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ubertuna
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I have spent most of my weekend slaughtering thousands of systems corp mercenaries in the just released "Thing-Thing 4." I have almost completed the entire game, all that I need to do to finish is get 5000 kills (just a matter of time, lots of time) and beat hard mode (not that hard, I've just been putting it off). I thought that I would make a topic with useful hints and tips that I have discovered. These are in no particular order.

Making melee kills easier:
Normally, with your lead pipe, it takes 6-8 hits to take down an enemy. This makes it extremely hard to get the 500 melee kills that you need to get the sword and complete the game. In order to make melee kills easier, you need to weaken the enemy with a gun before you hit him with your pipe. I found that most weapons in the game either do a crapload of damage, or fire really fast. You need to use a weapon that fires reasonably fast, and does a lot of damage without killing the enemy. The best weapon for this, that I have found, is the Viper .44 Magnum. Always carry one while trying to get melee kills. You shoot the enemy once in the head, then bash him 2-3 times with the pipe. It's that simple.

Preparing for hard mode:
The biggest differences that I noticed in hard mode are these: enemies have more health (or your weapons do less damage), and you regenerate faster. This means that you need something that can hit enemies hard and fast. After you beat easy mode, you unlock the armory, which can be accessed through the level select. Make sure to pay it a trip. The first thing that you should reach for is the Hades Rifle. This is very useful in early levels and levels like the zombie/bean chambers, since it passes through multiple enemies, killing almost everything in it's path. The hades rifle isn't the best thing for some situations though, due to it's slow fire rate. In hard mode, shotguns are your friends! The do enormous amounts of damage and have a pretty good to spectacular fire rate. The only disadvantage is the lackof amo, which can be bypassed by using the armory. As soon as you encounter the white and black enemies, you are going to want to get the brain driller. It instakills anything (I haven't tested it on a boss... yet). I'll be sure to post more on this when I beat hard mode (I'm just a couple levels away).

Picking your special weapons:
You will see red lights in various levels. If you are smart you will shoot them. Somewhere in the level, a door will open. You need to get a keycard that is somewhere in the unlocked area. Use it to open another door somewhere else in the same area. Behind the second door there will be three weapons. The game is very hard to beat without using these. This applies to easy mode only, since you can find everything in the armory after you beat it. The first selection of weapons that you unlock is this: The HK 91, a powerful rifle with a good fire rate. Take it. A grenade launcher. Low fire rate, low ammo, but extremely powerful damage-wise. Leave it. A Benelli 12-Gauge Shotgun. High ammo, high damage, and a good fire rate. Take it. The second time you unlock the special weapons, you will be presented with: A Gauss Shotgun. One of the most powerful weapons in the game. You will need it to kill the boss. Take it, but use it sparingly! The Laser Cannon. Acts much like a gauss weapon, but it is far more powerful. I found it useful when killing zombies. Take it. The HK 21. You have already seen this weapon from after you beat the first boss. It is just like the HK 91 except it has a much better fire rate. Leave it. Next, you will be able to choose between three more weapons. You need to keep your Gauss Shotgun, so only take one. The Brain Driller. The most powerful weapon in the game, it intakills anything. This one has a very small amount of ammo, so leave it. The Pancor Jackhammer. An automatic shotgun. Pretty powerful, but not the weapon you need for the upcoming levels. Tha Desert Eagle. The second magnum weapon in the game, a headshot will instakill a standard enemy in normal mode. It has an acceptable fire rate and a good amount of ammo. Take it.

Unlockable weapons:
Doing certain things in the game will get you unlockable weapons. Some of the ones listed in the above section are only available in the "secret spots." Those would be the Desert Eagle, Laser Cannon, Gauss Shotgun, HK 21, and Brain Driller. Another kind-of-unlockable weapon is the "Universal Bean Cannon," which you can get by waiting for the second door to open in a certain level instead of going into the "reanimation chamber." Another unlockable is the sword, which replaces your lead pipe after you get 500 melee kills. I looks pretty sweet
http://www.flak-games.com/agul/TT4I4.jpg
Another unlockable is the Hades rifle, which is only available after you kill Hades. From then on you can get it form the armory. The last unlockable is the N.U.K.E. I haven't gotten this weapon, but I have seen pictures of it in the high scores lists. You get it after you complete all of the "goals" in the game. You can see what these are by clicking "options" then "game stats."

The last level:
After you see the cutscene with the room with the TVs, just let yourself die. There is no point in fighting, you can no longer regenerate your hp. The game will end and you will win. It is a little reminiscent of the first SHIFT game.

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Stingfal
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how do you get the second lot of special weapons i can't jump that high.

ubertuna
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@zant

do you have the stinky bean gun? If not, you can get it by going to the "bean chamber" in the level select or by staying in the room before the zombie chamber until you kill enough enemies for the second door to open.

@stingfall

Jump, then do a backwards jump in midair. It will send you higher than a normal double jump.

Stingfal
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thanks i did something like that by accident but i just missed getting there

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I found a second way to get to the stinky bean level. Go to the zombie level and make it out. After that, in the secret weapons room, you quit to the main menu. Click continue, and you should be in the stinky bean room. God, that was a fun room.

ubertuna
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I'd just like to say thanks to Asherlee for stickifying this topic

rchaining
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I need help getting past the level after the zombie/stinky bean level. I so nearly beat the it, but I accidentaly clicked the ad under it. Now I keep dying over and over.

ubertuna
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What mode are you playing it on? If it's easy, make sure to get a shotgun. If it's hard, go to the armory and grab the hades rifle and another gun of your choice. Just jump backwards a lot.

rchaining
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That's probably my problem. I do love the shotgun. Although I'm currently discovering the awesome fun of Desktop Tower Defence.

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i can't beat the level called genetic research lab with the three platforms each with a enemy spawner on it. how many kills do you need to open the door and what are some tips to kill them. plze help me.

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oh and what weapons should i have because i have the guass shotgun and the HK-21.

rchaining
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I was having trouble with that. I got on top of the platform furthest left and ducked right next to the teleporter. When people spawned, I would beat them to death with the lead pipe. I would be hit by jumping people every now and then, but never enough to kill.
When you get to Hades, I used basically the same stratagy. I stayed just within the range of his rifle and kept repeatedly whacking him with the lead pipe. It was fun.

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I had to jump to actually hit him, so you don't just stand underneith him. On the floor below the body of Hades is within range of his gun. Be sure to keep off the ground as much as you can.

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What the hell... I can't get the sword...

ubertuna
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You need 500 melee kills to get the sword, and as I said before, it really helps if you use a .44 viper/lead pipe combo. As for the last level before hades, that one is long and slightly challenging. just keep shooting until you win If you're on easy, use a laser cannon. If you are on hard, use the hades rifle and a brain driller. As for hades himself, the only easy way to kill is the gauss shotgun. just stand right in front of him, jump, and when you're level with his head, shoot him point blank.

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how many kills do you need to open the next area on the level i was talking about because i killed like 70 of them then i died

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