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Post by Zero! » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:28 pm

anyone ever beat him without dying? all i have is 5 motars 10 homers 2 frags and one conc. vuass and super laser and i keep getting owned :)
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Post by Top Gun » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:38 pm

I haven't myself. That thing is vicious :).
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Post by AceCombat » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:54 pm

you got a AB Cooler? the trick is, when he starts charging at you, make him charge harder by tri-chording away from him, then at the last instant....stop AB and pitch away and slide and he will shoot right past you. now you have a perfect as$ shot at his evil and dont forget, there are extra weapons scattered around that large room, dont be afraid to stay away and load up. or hit him, load up, hit him, load up >>>>>>
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Post by Duper » Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:45 pm

you have to hit him in the head to kill him.
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Post by AceCombat » Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:51 pm

oh yeah.....duh.....well do the same thing, but when he turns around after overshooting you.....blast him
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Post by LEON » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:11 pm

I have beaten him 2 times on insane without any deaths, in a pheenix with vauss and super. I trichord like crazy, pass him, turn and shoot. I wait till he's close enuff and the same thing all over again. When he shoot his homeing weap., i trichord and burner puls in big circels, not small.
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Post by AceCombat » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:55 pm

LEON wrote:I have beaten him 2 times on insane without any deaths, in a pheenix with vauss and super. I trichord like crazy, pass him, turn and shoot. I wait till he's close enuff and the same thing all over again. When he shoot his homeing weap., i trichord and burner puls in big circels, not small.

and how did you get the phoenix prior to fighting him, you first accquire that ship, after you beat the the damn thing
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Post by BlueFlames » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:24 pm

Once you've unlocked a ship, you can play previous levels with that ship when you start a new campaign, Ace.

As for beating the Homscrewspellingitsname without dying, the only time I did it was by taking the lame way out and climbing back out of the magnetic accelerator that you enter the room through. If you can get it to stay in view of the tunnel enterance, you can fire at it with impunity. The other times, it's been 'run until I die; wash, respawn, repeat.'
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Post by Mr. Perfect » Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:10 pm

Somethign to keep in mind is if you stay in the front half of the room the matcens won't activate. It's easier to fight him when Scratches arn't pealing weapons off you.

That said, I'm not sure if I've manged to kill him in one go.
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Post by Zero! » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:13 pm

AceCombat wrote:you got a AB Cooler? the trick is, when he starts charging at you, make him charge harder by tri-chording away from him, then at the last instant....stop AB and pitch away and slide and he will shoot right past you. now you have a perfect as$ shot at his evil and dont forget, there are extra weapons scattered around that large room, dont be afraid to stay away and load up. or hit him, load up, hit him, load up >>>>>>
good idea
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Post by Krom » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:32 am

I just lazly camp up in one of the big corners near the big door where he cant reach me and shoot him with superlasers after I pick off all the orbots and scratches, then all you need to do is dodge his ranged weapons.
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Post by AceCombat » Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:45 pm

what corners would those be?

ive tried camping everywhere and cant find a place he cant physically hit me with his plasma arm
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Post by Shoku » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:23 pm

He's vulnerable inside his mouth. Empty a few flamethrowers in his face and watch him burn. He'll drop to the floor and squirm, but be careful . . .as soon as the flames go out he'll be back at ya if the burn wasn't enough. Continue to pound him while he's down and he'll never get up.
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Post by Evil Bob » Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:24 pm

On what difficulty?
Ive never lost a life fighting him, but ive never played him on Insane.
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Post by Zero! » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:42 pm

insane
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Post by Zero! » Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:08 pm

that red smart he fires is impossible to dodge.
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Post by AceCombat » Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:50 pm

Zero! wrote:that red smart he fires is impossible to dodge.


are chaff availble that early in the game without cheating?
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Post by Zero! » Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:56 pm

yeah but i think i wasted them ;p
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Post by BlueFlames » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:35 am

that red smart he fires is impossible to dodge.
It's not impossible to dodge. You just need to pull a tight spiral when the blobs get close, like dodging Shakers in D2 or Earthshaker Pro. The only problem with that is you might get charged by the boss and thwacked by its claw. You've just got to pick the lesser of two evils in that case.

Either that, or you're talking about the seeker mines, which you can outrun in a monochord and should end up destroying in the crossfire with the boss.
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Post by Spaceboy » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:03 pm

the corner to hide in, is ... the one left of his ... room thing. the homoooculobeeousasomething has only killed me bout two times... its the bots that get me.

Edit: blueflames... thought u dissapeared from the d3 community...
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Post by Jon the Great » Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:33 am

I've always died at least once b4 I killed it.
Spaceboy wrote:blueflames... thought u dissapeared from the d3 community...
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Post by Glowhyena » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:44 am

Drop 4 Gunboys everywhere in its room there makes Homunculus confuse. It attacks dropped gunboys, it not attack me sometime. If you didn't drop gunboy, it alway attack you. That bit more easy as away from its dangerous weapons.

Napalm Gun is bad for that, cuz Homunculus charge you to crash into you, you get stick by napalm!

Homunculus' right arm and back are weak, you fire them. They will be explode. And get some scores.

Fly into the Energy Center, Homunculus can't crash into you, cuz that boss is too big for there when you stay in the Energy Center for few sec. But Old Scratch still can scratchs your favorite ship by there. Get out of there if the boss leaves you. :wink:
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Post by d3jake » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:15 pm

I suppose that the H-whatsit on;y does these things on higher difficulty levels than Trainee? I've never finished SP on anything abot that ;)
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Post by AceCombat » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:04 pm

i have a moderators question?

how does this topic with its last post on

Posted Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:33 am by Jon The Great

get bumped up to

Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:15 pm by Jonathan Paskiewicz?



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someone is digging through some very old topics :lol:
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Post by Glowhyena » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:47 pm

I destroyed it on Ace, without it killed me. Trainee and Rookie are too easy. Hotshot is ok. Ace and Insane are very hard and learn how to dodge and any serious for MP. Aww, I never play MP Online before, Never! I played SP much times.
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Post by StormGTX1 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:06 am

I'm guessing that some good topics are hard to find these days, Ace.
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What the heck!

Post by shadow-rider » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:37 pm

I try to post a pertinent reply here regarding a level...and I get a screen with a whole lot of BS!

Did I do something wrong?!
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:40 pm

shadow-rider wrote:I try to post a pertinent reply here regarding a level...and I get a screen with a whole lot of BS!

Did I do something wrong?!
No.
Its been reported in the Feedback Forum.

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Re: HOMUNUCULUS

Post by Whiteshark » Sat May 16, 2015 7:43 am

Here is a walkthrough that makes it a lot easier on insane. If you have phoenix + 200 health and 4 gunboys it will be even easier.

It always requires some luck, though. Usually up to 5 trys will get you there.
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Post by Glowhyena » Mon May 18, 2015 1:40 pm

Whiteshark wrote:Here is a walkthrough that makes it a lot easier on insane. If you have phoenix + 200 health and 4 gunboys it will be even easier.

It always requires some luck, though. Usually up to 5 trys will get you there.
You just made me to reinstall the game. Ha!
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Post by Alter-Fox » Wed May 20, 2015 7:21 am

There are some contradictory steps there in that walkthrough... was it designed by committee? :D
I love that boss fight, no matter how hard it is. Even when I die a hundred zillion times it's one of the best parts of the game.

I never quite manage to dodge his energy blob in the pyro though. And since you have to beat him to unlock the phoenix, the first time's... :lol:
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Post by Glowhyena » Wed May 20, 2015 1:59 pm

Alter-Fox wrote:I never quite manage to dodge his energy blob in the pyro though. And since you have to beat him to unlock the phoenix, the first time's... :lol:
The deadly yellow weapon is totally bullsh*t, too hard to dodge if you do not have the Phoenix unlocked yet.

By the way, I still love Pyro ships.
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Post by Whiteshark » Sun May 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Alter-Fox wrote:There are some contradictory steps there in that walkthrough... was it designed by committee? :D
Like what?
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Post by Alter-Fox » Mon May 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Umm...
/me tries to remember

Stuff like stay close to him but also don't leave the back part of the room.
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Re: HOMUNUCULUS

Post by Whiteshark » Tue May 26, 2015 8:22 am

You need to stop running away from him when he stops chasing you otherwise he'll shoot the plasmas. About the back of the room, I never started the matcens so I stayed back enough.
You saw me vauss him when he went far away from me because I know the guy well enough to tell if he is about to rush to me or not :)
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Post by Alter-Fox » Tue May 26, 2015 11:02 pm

Who says I even started running?
Have you seen me play? Do you spy on me? :o

:lol:
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Post by LightWolf » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:37 pm

I've only died thrice in the campaign:

One of the Level 12 minibosses killed me
My Blackshark glitched and the black hole restarted on the Hellion
One of the robots in the Homonculous room killed me :lol:

And that is 1st playthrough, so...

P.S. What does Homonculous mean? (PM me)
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Post by Alter-Fox » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:11 pm

That's not so impressive if it's only on Trainee or Rookie... are you trying to make us think it's more impressive than it is? :D
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Post by LightWolf » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:54 pm

To be honest, I was impressed.

Oh, and I did die quite a bit in the Level 4 subway, so that makes 4 deaths :P
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Post by Alter-Fox » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:27 pm

Well there's nothing wrong with impressing yourself. Does wonders for the self-esteem and all that.
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