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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.
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
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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I find the room before Hades to be very hard, especially on Hard mode.
I found a pretty easy way to beat it though, grab the lazer cannon or the Hades rifle, and crouch down right at the exit door. the spawns from the third portal will jump down on top of the player unit, and will be inside their firing range, so they will just stand there without shooting. Then just angle the cannon/rife so that when the others come walking on-screen, a headshot will be easy, and from there it will take a while, but I haven't died yet using this method.
Also, Hades seems to have a glitch in its AI. If you stand right in front of its legs, it will attack the air. Don't move except jumping to dodge the rifle, and it will never hit the player unit.
For those having a hard time racking up melee kills, stand in front of the portals. The guys will spawn inside the firing range, so they wont shoot. Just whack away at them until the next area opens up. This is especially easy in the level right after the forest; there is one portal that is far enough away from the others that it will be the only one that spawns units if you stand near it, it also will continually spawn units no matter how many you kill. It takes a long time, but getting the 500 melee kills is EASY here.
I prefer just to try weapons and see my own which weapon is better. This is the fun right? Try your own. Thanks for helping anyways.
Thansk man I have been trying to beat hard mode for some time now.Nice guide to.
how do i get to hard mode on thing thing 4
thanks i need all that i got the sword![b]
If you stand at the very end or very beginning of a level with enemies spawning, you can get thousands of kills with a lead pipe or thrown weapons or short submachine guns.
coold ty tht helped alot
thanks man that realy helped alot yay
thx for the help mate!
Fun fact,for anyone that replays or just started, you can go back into the armory and restock on ammo after any mission by going back into normal mode, getting the ammo, then activating hard mode will put you where you left off if you completed a mission.
That way,you don't need to go back to get more ammo
Also, these are the achievements for the game, grouped by relative objectives: 1,000 kills,5,000 kills,10,000 kills,500 melee kills. Complete the Game, Complete Hard Mode, 100% Complete
The Unlocks are as follows:
Melee Kills: Sword
Normal Mode Completion: Hard Mode,Level Select(Normal Mode),Armory
Hard Mode Completion: Level Select(Hard Mode)
100% Completion: N.U.K.E. (In armory)
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