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Title: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Ixis on December 19, 2007, 06:04:21 AM
A lotta people keep asking for help, I wanna take a break, and I haven't seen a post like this yet. So if someone asks for help on boss strategies you can point them here and lambast them for not using the search feature (or something...)

NOTE: This WILL contain some spoilers if you try looking at bosses you haven't found yet. Just check the one you're on. Note, there really won't be spoilers other than the name of the boss... Or something... Anyway,


Oh, and I could use the names of any of these bosses if you know them!




MAIN BOSSES

Energy Temple Boss:
Shoot him with energy blasts until he backs up. Use the bind song to grab the pearl at his feet and place it in the statue to the east. Then when he gets close enough hit the pearl and turn on the laser. After a while he won't openly walk into the laser, so lure him close by swimming past the laser line and enticing him into the laser's area with your energy burst ready, then hit the pearl when he's close enough.

Mithadra(?):
Wait until he walks to the left and spits out a little zombie merman. When that happens lure the zombie merman by the green gas (warning, Mithadra can grab you if you're by the green gas hole too long. Use energy form to make him let go.) When the zombie merman passes the green gas he'll turn into a bloated zombie merman. Bind him, and while he's still binded go into energy form and his Mithadra until he backs up past the shaft of light. Then go back into normal form, unbind the bloated zombie in the middle of the area and dash to the bottom of the screen to hold unto the ground and not get sucked up into Mithadra's mouth. Repeat until his eyes explode (WTF?!) and everything starts going all red-epilepsy. Then blast him till he stops moving.

Sun Temple Worm Thing:
Go into energy form and eat a lot of speed soup so he doesn't catch you, then make circles around him and shoot him. Also apparently you can hang off to the left side of the screen and shoot him with energy bolts and he won't touch you.

Kelp Forest Boss:
Dodge the enemies and wait until she starts singing. Copy her note and then go into energy form and spam energy blasts. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Sunken City Boss:
Go into beast form and eat the pink jellyfish when they appear. Then use that ammo to blast the singing wraith when you have a chance. While she's knocked out you can shoot the big hulking sea frankenstein thing. After a while the wraith will die and you can blast the frankenstein until he stops moving.

Final Boss Form 1:
Shoot his head and dodge his attacks until he changes.

Final Boss Form 2:
Shoot his upper body and dodge his attacks until he runs away.

Final Boss Form 3:
Chase after him, go into the room with lots of tunnels and use the sun form to uncover his location, then shoot him in the eye, dodging his swipes. Eventually he will run into the room to the southeast. Enter here and keep your distance while shooting his eye and dodging his lunges. Eventually he transforms again.

Final Boss Form 4:
Copy his notes and the laser bubbles will disappear. Copy his notes enough times and he'll fall.

Final Boss Form 5:
Shoot his braincase at the top left of his head and reveal his eye. Shoot the muscle off of the eye until it dulls and becomes invulnerable, then remove the eye with the bind spell. Next go down to his stomach and use the dual form Li to shoot his mouth for a second (then get out of the way of the laser.) After a while enemies will spawn. Kill them and absorb their power. When Li is charged up turn into dual form Naija and make an energy blast near the stomach. Repeat this 4-5 times while avoiding giant colorful balls of death and stuff. Enjoy the ending.



MINIBOSSES

Nautilus Prime:
Move around her until you can shoot her head, and do so. Also avoid tiny nautilus enemies.

Octopus Prime(?):
Get close to it's mouth and a pearl will appear. Shoot it then move out of the way of the tentacle. Shoot any squids that spawn, and use the Sun form to get rid of the darkness.

Frog King Prime(?):
Just move out of his way and shoot him when he comes bouncing by.

Energy Crabs(?):
Dodge their attacks and shoot them to death.

Arnassi Crab:
Use the nature form to give him a thorny-enema.

Jellyfish of Death:
Spin around him, avoiding lasers and shoot the hole in his eye. Use the beast form to clear away those annoying jellies.

Frozen Veil Crab:
Wait till he's about to spit out bombs, bind one, then use the nature form to jump out of the bubble and shoot the area under his legs. Unbind the bomb close to his head and swim away from there. It'll go off and he'll take damage. Repeat several times for best results.

Mithalan Priests:
Wait until they go out of ghost form and shoot the crap outta them.

Ok, are there any I missed?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: smjjames on December 19, 2007, 06:37:19 AM
What about those three eyeball minibosses that you have to eliminate before Mithalas?

Although those guys are pretty easy, shoot all of the eyes, avoid the lasers and probably pop some healing food, then his weak spot which is a reddish bulge comes out of some orfice, then shoot that until it explodes. Also try avoiding hitting the eyes again because they'll shoot lasers. Its the same strategy for all three of those minibosses right before Mithalas.

Also, in the movie clip, I think it mentioned the worm gods name as Sun, not sure. Or maybe the worshippers called it that.

Besides Mithalas, 'the creator', and possibly the Sun god worm, the bosses don't really have any given names.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on December 19, 2007, 07:36:52 AM
You forgot that in the final bosses 5th form you have to use sun form to make the eye vulnerable.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: DragonXVI on December 19, 2007, 09:08:02 AM
If, for whatever reason, you do the Body first and not to the Jellyfish Boss, I have to say that because of the endless supply of Jellyfish, Dual Form works wonders on the Jellyfish boss, meaning you can at least have jellyfish outfit ready for the final boss and Gauntlet

That said, it probably works wonders on anything that spawns additional bad guys :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Don Andy on December 19, 2007, 09:44:54 AM
Actually, King Jelly is quite easy with just Energy and Beast Form, if you're patient enough.
At the beginning, when only spawns a few creatures and does not shoot these beams, yet, you can simply shoot away on him and avoid the mini-jellies.
When he starts shooting, however, I ALWAYS was in Beast Form, when he was shooting, eating away on the mini-jellies, and when he stopped, switched to Energy form, swam to his open spot and fired like a madman.
Then, back to beast form, swimming back and forth eating the mini-jellies and repeating this procedure.

It probably takes a tad longer this way, but is probably the easiest way to bit him.

Oh, and of course you NEED to use the Form-Shortcuts here. With singing, this boss is near impossible :p


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: dhakkel on December 19, 2007, 12:15:10 PM
Well, I may as well post these here, then.

I was originally going to do this for all the bosses, but I've kinda lost interest in Aquaria. Stupid world map killing my interest.

So yeah, here's some of the bosses in super Walkthrough depth:

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Boss: Energy Statue
Location: Energy Temple
Required Forms: None
Attacks: Energy Bolts - When you hurt it, it fires energy bolts at you. The
more you damage it, the more bolts it fires.
Hints: The energy bolt can sing, too.
Just because you got a new song, don't forget about your old ones!
Guide: First up, cast shield. Check your menu if you forgot how to sing
it. Second, wait for the little energy bolt thing to sing, then
repeat the note he does. Hold it for a second or two and it'll get
annoyed and try to blast you. This is where shield comes in handy,
you reflect the bolts! Try blowing up the 4 energy crystals around
the edge of the room with reflected bolts for fun.
After several rounds of repeating the energy bolt's notes, it'll
die and the statue itself will sing a song. Repeat this song to
end the encounter!
Rewards: Energy Form.

Boss: Energy God
Location: Energy Temple
Required Forms: Energy
Attacks: Let's Get Physical - When you are within range, it occasionally
lunges and bites at you.
Let's Get Physical 2 - More often than not, however, it will
simply reel back then swipe at you. Dodge backwards to avoid it.
Energy Blasts - It also fired 3 slow non-homing energy blasts at
you when you are out of melee range.
Hints: Flashing yellow doesn't mean he's taking damage, however it does
make him move back. Maybe he's guarding something?
Forcefields don't just hurt you.
Guide: This fight contains two parts. The first part requires you to
blast the God as much as possible to make him move back. This
reveals a pearl he was guarding. When the God is far enoug back,
  switch to song form and Bind the pearl. Take it far to the right
  to find a socket for it. Once it is in it's socket, change back to
  energy form. Now comes the second part of the fight.
Move to wherever the God is, he should still be at the back firing
  energy balls at you. Get close enough to him so that he swipes for
  you, then dart back to the right. After swiping he'll crawl
  towards you. Repeat this all the way up to the pearl, then blast
  the pearl (right-click to charge, move the mouse over the pearl
  then fire). This will activate a forcefield that will shock the
  boss if he is in contact with it. Doing this will move him back
  and damage him, forcing you to lure him into it a second time.
Once you have done it two times, he wises up and stops just short
  of the forcefield when you try to lure him. To hit him this one
  final time, you need to move close, get him to swipe at you, then
  activate the forcefield while his arm is in range of it. This will
  shock him a 3rd and final time, killing him for good.
Rewards: A vision, a treasure, and a way out of the temple.

Boss: Spirit Priests
Location: Mithalas Cathedral
Required Forms: Energy, Nature, Beast
Attacks: Goin' Incorporeal - When not attacking, these guy's enter the
spirit world where you cannot attack them.
Energy Blasts - More often than not, however, they become solid so
they can fire streams of homing energy blasts at you.
Hints: Not much to this boss, really. Circle and fire, circle and fire.
Guide: So once you enter the middle of this room, the three Spirit Priests
will appear and begin circling you. Switch to Energy Form.
Don't bother locking on, just swim around in circles and hammer the
right mouse button! Your shots only count when the Priests are
corporeal, but as this is impossible to predict it's safer to fire
blasts non-stop.
When the Priests attack, the room will pretty quickly fill with
energy blasts. It isn't easy to avoid these, but you can corner
faster than the blasts can so if you are swimming in circles away
from them it isn't too hard.
Sooner or later one priest will go down, at which point the fight
is even easier. Just keep right clicking and pretty soon the other
two will subside too.
Rewards: Spirit Form.

Boss: The Golem
Location: The Sunken City
Required Forms: Energy, Beast, Light
Attacks: Charge! - The Golem puts it's hammer arms out in front of it and
rams you at high speed. Swim over the top of him.
Body Slam - The Golem leaps and attempts to smash you. Dart under him.
Energy Bolts - When the Priest goes on the offensive she fires energy
bolts at you. Just keep moving to avoid them.
Critial Mode: The Priest starts firing energy bolts at you and the Golem attacks
much faster and non-stop.
Hints: The Golem is invincible. It seems the Priest is helping it.
Those little Jellyfish are immune to fire. Jellyfish can
all be eaten, however.
Guide: It may take a few tries to get used to the pattern of this boss,
but once you manage it he's not too bad.
Begin by dodging three of his attacks, either swimming over him
when he charges or darting under him when he jumps. After dodging
three times, the Priest will swim up to his face and pat him on the
head, releasing a small purple jellyfish. Switch to Beast form
and charge it to eat it. Dodge another three attacks, but this time
when the Priest swims up to pat the Golem, shoot her with Beast form's
right-click. The Golem will get kinda mad and start attacking you pretty fast,
switch to Energy Form and blast him to pieces while dodging his attacks.
After a short while, the Priest will wake up and you'll need to repeat the process.
Eventually the Golem will go red and be permanently vulnerable to your
Energy shots, so keep smashing that right click button and dodge his
even faster attacks. Keep in mind the Priest will also join in now and
attempt to shoot you down. Energy Shot +damage foods are your friend here!
Once the Golem takes enough damage, it dies and the fight is over.
Rewards: Loneliness.

Boss: The Creator MKI
Location: The Body
Required Forms: All
Attacks: Creation - The Creator lives up to his name and creates some random sea
baddies. I've seen vulnerable pink jellyfish and blue Nautilus.
Energy Storm - The Creator raises one hand and fires countless energy bolts
from it. I found the easiest way to dodge this is to just sit in a corner near him.
You do get hit a bit but not nearly as much as if you swim around.
Hints: Not much strategy to this guy.
Guide: Simply blast his face while avoiding or killing the enemies. When he casts
his energy storm sit tight and wait for it to end before swimming around again.

Boss: The Creator MKII
Location: The Body
Required Forms: All
Attacks: Face Lazer - The Creator emits a giant lazer from his face which cuts up
whichever wall he is facing. He does turn around when you swim over him,
but if you time it right you can dodge the attack.
Poison Balls - The Creator fires several ugly red homing balls of poison at you.
They do contact damage AND posion you, and they are rather hard to avoid
so I hope you stocked up on items before coming in.
Grab - If you are level with his arms he will try and grab you, and you will
continually take damage until you spin yourself free. This is incredibly difficult
to get out of sometimes, so try not to get caught by it.
Hints: Another straightforward fight. Blast his face off! Uh.. what's left of it!
Guide: A straight slogging fight. Use Energy or Dual form, whichever you feel happier
with. I find it easier to fight in Energy Form because you don't have to aim.
Try and have some Leeching Poultices around for when he poisons you, and use
any Energy Shot +damage itesm you have left. Good luck!

Boss: The Creator..!? MKIII
Location: The Body
Required Forms: All
Attacks: Bite - When in front of his giant pincers he will jab forward and try to bite you.
Ram - When hurt (or just randomly sometimes if he feels like it) he will try to ram
past you. Kinda hard to dodge as he's so big and fast.
Hints: Now you have him on the retreat! Chase him down.
Like all one eyed bosses, his eye is probably the weak point. Trouble is, how do you
make him put his guard down?
Guide: Now he's running away, pfft. Chase him through the progressively darkening tunnel,
switching to Sun Form near the end. When you enter the big three-circle area,
slowly drift around blasting sunlight around. When you find the boss, approach him in
Energy Form and repeatedly strike him. He'll open his pincers to lunge at you, and
hopefully a blast will hit him in the eye. At this point he will charge past you so
cling to a wall, then switch back to Sun Form and track him down again.
Rince and repeat. After a few blasts he'll retreat to the small room to the right
(Look on your map). Follow him there and blast him one or two more times as per normal.

Boss: The Creator MKIV
Location: The Body (I wanna say something cool like The Heart but no official names are given!)
Required Forms: None
Attacks: Song - The Creator can sing just like you! Whichever notes he sings come to life and track
you down. They move slowly, so simply swim around them.
Hints: It doesn't look like he takes any damage from your attacks. I guess there is
nothing left to do but sing!
Guide: It's a simple Simon Says battle. He sings three notes, they come after you, and you must
sing the same notes while dodging them. You don't need to sing them all in a row,
but you do need to sing them in order. If you sing all three without getting hit by any
of them, he takes damage. If not, you take damage. Repeat this several times.


He'll die, you win! Congratulations on beating Aquaria.


Nah, just kidding.

Boss: The Creator
Location: Nowhere
Required Forms: All
Attacks: Energy Blasts - The Creator can summon huge homing energy blasts from his hand and from his
mouth, at least for the first part of the battle. Dodge them and let them arc around you before
dodging again.
Creation - He can create a single shuriken-throwing Aquarian enemy from his hand. Take it out
when it shows up to stop it annoying you.
Creation2 - When you damage his chest cavity in the 2nd half of the fight, he summons a few
blue Nautilus for you to charge up on. Thanks, God!
Destruction - Hey, he can do both! For the later part of this battle his chest
cavity fires this incredibly potent lazer at you periodically. It's very easy to avoid if
you don't go anywhere near it, unfortunately it fires from his weak point. The screen goes
dark blue for a few seconds before he fires this, so you have been warned.
Hints: 1st part: His face worked on the last few forms, try it again!
Hmm, his eye is poking out but it's still attatched. It looks pretty
dark. Dark. Dark!
Right, now that doesn't work either, but it doesn't look like it's
attatched anymore. If only I could pull it out!
2nd part: Right, well he's majorly pissed off now. What's that in his chest-mouth
micro-seconds before he fires?
Hm, doesn't seem to take damage from Energy Form. Well, Li's back now,
maybe he can think of something?
Ok, that seems to hurt him, but it looks like he could go on like this
all day. If only I had an even MORE potent attack!
Guide: 1st part: Jeez. Ok, time to show him what we've learned! Switch to Energy Form.
Blast his face to pieces while avoiding the energy blasts and killing
any enemies he summons. Soon enough, his faceguard will shatter and..
ew, his eye pops out! Switch to Sun Form. Throw a fully charged sunbeam
in his eye and.. it shines. Blast it to shreds with Energy Form!
If the eye stops shining before you damage it enough, repeat the
sunbeam/energy form combo until it goes black. At which point,
switch to neutral/song form and Bind it! Get out of the way, quick!
2nd part: Li is back! We're in business. He stops firing blasts from his mouth,
however he does keep firing them from his hand. Switch to Dual Form
and head south.
Yuck! What the hell is that? Charge up a Dual Form/Li blast.
Wait for it... wait for it... the screen goes dark blue, the mouth
starts opening, fire!! Oh, geez! Get out of the way! You need to fire
the second the head inside his mouth is visible, and then dart directly
up or down. I find it easier to use the keyboard for this. If you DO
get hit, well, I hope you have a ton of healing stuff left over.
Once you smash the head in his mouth with a Li blast, he releases
some handy Nautilus for you to absorb. Kill them with Li blasts
while avoiding the Energy Blast attacks of the Creator, and when
you've killed three switch to Naija/Dual Form. Swim up to the
Creator's head and let rip! The Creator won't be too happy with that.
Switch back to Li/Dual Form and repeat this all twice more. Good luck!
Rewards: End Sequence.

It's done! You actually beat Aquaria, for real! Congrats.
Did you get all the secrets? If not, get back out there!
Happy swimming!



--OPTIONAL BOSSES--
Boss: Nautilus Prime
Location: Home Waters
Attacks: Spinning Around - Like all Nautilus, it constantly spins around.
This is more of a key point of the Prime Nautilus however, as it's
weak point is only in line with you for a short time.
Spawn! - It can spawn a bunch of baby Nautilus and will continue to
do so throughout the fight.
Charge! - Also like all Nautilus, when it gets within range of you it
stops for a second then charges at you at full speed.
Energy Bolts - It fires several small purple homing energy bolts at
you regularly throughout the fight.
Critical Mode: Once it goes red, it swims much faster and fires many, many more energy bolts.
It also appears to spawn less babies, but they are still there.
Hints: If you don't have anything to shoot him with, you're going to have a hard time.
Guide: It's a good idea to wait until you have the Energy Form to do this thing,
but apparently it is possible with rocks. You'd need to be insanely good,
though. Anyway, once you have Energy Form and a lot of courage, go into its
area. To make the fight a lot easier, switch to song form and pick up the
rock near the entrance. You can keep this bound even in Energy Form and it
makes the fight a lot smoother. So, with rock in tow, go near this
big mama and lock onto it. Fire a blast into its face and the fight will
begin! Swim around it in either direction, and keep charging up blasts.
Release them when you are sure they will hit its face rather than its shell,
any blasts that hit its shell are wasted. Half the blasts will
still probably hit the smaller Nautilus, but that doesn't matter. The
rock you are towing will keep the smaller Nautilus from attacking you, and
will even deflect the Nautilus Prime if it happens to charge into the rock
rather than you! Once you hit it enough it will go red and start firing a
lot more energy bolts at you. Don't be put off, just keep swimming in
circles around it and firing bolts at its face until it gives up! Keep in
mind the blue jellyfish around the bottom of the area. If you do need a quick
health boost, charge down to them and destroy them quickly. This is a bit
risky, however, and it's much safer to just cure with items.
Rewards: Nautilus Pet.

Boss: Hyper Lobster
Location: Bubble Caves
Attacks: Explosives - The Lobster launches several of these slow moving explosive
devices at you from his perch on the ceiling. When they come into contact
with you or a wall they explode and release a circle of small yellow energy bolts.
Hints: He looks pretty comfy on his bit of land there. If only there was some way of
turning nature against him?
Those bombs look nasty. Much more damaging than anything you can fire at him!
Guide: Pretty easy when you know how, but you'll probably still take a bunch
of damage, so come prepared.
Begin by binding one of his bombs as he fires them at you. It'll trail behind
you and slowly get redder until it explodes! Before that happens, quickly
switch to nature form.
Fire a seed spike thing (right-click charge) at his position and it'll knock
him off his perch into the bubble you are in. Get out of the way! Once he's
stuck there, either swim around him in circles until the bomb explodes (if you
are far enough away you can easily dodge the bolts) or if you have time, switch
to normal form and unbind the bomb. Either way, if it explodes near him it
damages him.
Once this is done, he'll shreik out and jump to the ceiling again. Simply repeat
this twice more to get your (hopefully) final health upgrade!
Rewards: Health Egg.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Wintermancer on December 26, 2007, 07:58:27 AM
Nautilus Prime:
Move around her until you can shoot her head, and do so. Also avoid tiny nautilus enemies.
A great way to make taking out the nautilus easier is the carry the bound rock behind you during the fight.  It wrecks havoc on the little spawned nautilus baddies as they try to attack you from behind.  And every once in a while when moving around, the big nautilus runs into the rock, taking damage. 


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Upthorn on December 26, 2007, 11:34:51 AM
Regarding the boss names:
Main: Krotite god, Mithalas, Great Wyrm, Mother Nature, The Golem(?), The Creator
Mini: Nautilus Prime, Blaster Peg Prime(?), Octopus Prime(?), Toad King(?),  Mithalas Priests, King Crab(?), King Jelly, Robot Crab(?)
Regarding Krotite God: You can actually get the pearl with him at his initial position, just sing the song once he's fully onscreen, and take it back to the statue thing.
Regarding Mother Nature: It helps significantly to put a shield up before parroting her song note. Also, if you do mithalas first, beast form helps significantly in the bouncy urchin bit of the attack cycle.
Regarding King Jelly: a pierogi, hot soup, and veggie soup turned him from the hardest boss I'd faced till then to "gone in 60 seconds".
Regarding The Golem: You can grab a shot before the boss starts by eating the little swimming thingies by one of the rocks that's needed for the statue. This speeds things up significantly, and increases your chances of survival greatly.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on December 27, 2007, 01:05:02 AM
Reading your strategy for the Krotite god I'm wondering if I fought him in the intended manner...The thing is, he never approached me on his own.  And for the last hit he didn't approach me AT ALL.  The way I lured him towards me the whole time was to get in range of his claws and then quickly dash away (usually using a wall-dash) before I got hit.  This is because he always moves forwards after attacking.  But for the last hit he didn't move forward at all.   I had to shoot the pearl in mid-dash so that I just caught the edge of his claw as he attacked me.  Is that how everybody else did it?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: dhakkel on December 27, 2007, 01:56:52 AM
I'm pretty sure that's intended, Glamador. He did that for me, too.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: EntiteFred on December 27, 2007, 09:33:48 PM
For the spirit priests, I used beast form and I lured them in the current on the left.  While in the tunnel, you just dash back and forth through them with the beast form until there is only one left.  Then, you finish the last one with the energy form.  Also, while in the tunnel, they have trouble shooting you since their blasts hit the walls before reaching you.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Wenzor on December 29, 2007, 11:53:53 PM
for the Frog Prime...I just can't get through it lol, it bounces too fast and I always get hit...

nvm I beat it...


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on December 31, 2007, 04:38:05 PM
I beat Frog Prime using the "Safe-spot" trick.  Made him really boring, but much less frustrating.  I had enough of the "majorly hard to dodge boss with minimal strategy but 'just shoot him'" kind of thing when I beat the Sun Temple.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Wenzor on December 31, 2007, 07:39:31 PM
Well, I shoot him when he goes back there and shoot arrows at me
surprisingly the arrows never hit me xDDD
when he starts to bounce, I change to beast form and jump back to the current and wait till he shoots arrows again


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: IceD on December 31, 2007, 07:50:25 PM
There is a spot when you can stay and mostly won't be hit by him. Just a few though cakes and a bit of patience and he's finished  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on December 31, 2007, 11:25:41 PM
What-choo talkin' 'bout?  I never got hit once using the safe-spot.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: bronkula on January 01, 2008, 12:23:59 PM
your description of the arnassi crab strategy is not very thorough.  i did not have nature form when i fought him, and so the enema didn't come until i had removed his claws.  this required shooting his eyes, and then while he was down, shooting his arms, once his arms were out, if i swam high enough above him, he would jump up at me, and THEN i could give him an enema.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Lenick on January 01, 2008, 05:54:50 PM
I never thought of just leaving the poisoned merman close to Mithalas until my second run-through, I just binded the guy and brought him with me when Mithalas did his suction attack.


By the way, I defeated the giant crab by attacking it's weakpoint for massive damage.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: bsol on January 03, 2008, 03:53:37 AM
I'm having a lot of difficulty with the Frozen Viel crab. Any tips? I'm not quick enough to bind a bomb, morph into nature form, shot the crab, drob the bomb, and get out of the way.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: bronkula on January 03, 2008, 08:57:02 AM
all you have to do is charge up a nature shot, while waiting at the top of the bubble.  when he STARTS to drop bombs, send your shot toward the ceiling.  he'll let off about two bombs (hopefully in your direction) and drop.  all you have to do is turn into enrgy mode and attack one of the bombs.  they don't have to hit his belly, they just have to go off near him when he's disengaged from the ceiling.

i discovered this because li would be firing randomly and hit a bomb right as the crab fell, and he immediately returned to the ceiling, bruised.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: IceD on January 03, 2008, 04:01:24 PM
I'm having a lot of difficulty with the Frozen Viel crab. Any tips? I'm not quick enough to bind a bomb, morph into nature form, shot the crab, drob the bomb, and get out of the way.

you can also bind a bomb, change into the nature form, strike down the mantis shrimp and float around the creature with the bomb, until it explodes and hurts. Repreat this three times and you will win  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: bsol on January 04, 2008, 02:32:09 AM
all you have to do is charge up a nature shot, while waiting at the top of the bubble.  when he STARTS to drop bombs, send your shot toward the ceiling.  he'll let off about two bombs (hopefully in your direction) and drop.  all you have to do is turn into enrgy mode and attack one of the bombs.  they don't have to hit his belly, they just have to go off near him when he's disengaged from the ceiling.

i discovered this because li would be firing randomly and hit a bomb right as the crab fell, and he immediately returned to the ceiling, bruised.

energy shots go right through it


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Cesium on January 04, 2008, 07:15:25 AM
all you have to do is charge up a nature shot, while waiting at the top of the bubble.  when he STARTS to drop bombs, send your shot toward the ceiling.  he'll let off about two bombs (hopefully in your direction) and drop.  all you have to do is turn into enrgy mode and attack one of the bombs.  they don't have to hit his belly, they just have to go off near him when he's disengaged from the ceiling.

i discovered this because li would be firing randomly and hit a bomb right as the crab fell, and he immediately returned to the ceiling, bruised.

energy shots go right through it
The bomb, or the crab?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Allayna on January 07, 2008, 02:20:17 AM
i'm having trouble with the ice crab too, just not fast enough for the normal strategy. Before I go in and get killed again, does that shot the bubble method work? or, is it possible to use the dual form-najia scream to k-o him? that would be SWEET


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on January 07, 2008, 03:03:02 AM
Well if you have Jelly form then you shouldn't die against the lobster boss...also you'll notice there are little creatures that will latch onto you and heal you gradually for the whole fight if you sing next to them.  I believe they're off to the left side of the boss room.  Then you can just take your time, work on the timing, try and try again.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Allayna on January 07, 2008, 05:29:36 AM
*FINNALLY beats the crab* I think what i ended up doing was using nature to "spike" him down into the bubble right as he let go of bombs, and then just letting one hit me and him at the same time.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Allayna on January 07, 2008, 04:02:45 PM
man, i'm trying to beat the final boss, final form. i'm not sure i understood the strategy right. I thought it was that li would blast the head inside the weird stomach mouth when it fires the big blue beam. and then, either that would kill him after a few reapeats or that it would release monsters to charge up the naijia form to kill after a few repeats. am i doing something wrong here?

*edit* *30 seconds later*
AH, it's my timeing, have to hit the mouth BEFORE it fires. sheesh, 1/20 tries at THAT so far. and i'm still not she if it's naija or li i need to REALLY kill him

*2 mins later*
*watches boss fall apart* YAAAAY thank you so much for clarifying!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: DragonXVI on January 07, 2008, 04:08:06 PM
man, i'm trying to beat the final boss, final form. i'm not sure i understood the strategy right. I thought it was that li would blast the head inside the weird stomach mouth when it fires the big blue beam. and then, either that would kill him after a few reapeats or that it would release monsters to charge up the naijia form to kill after a few repeats. am i doing something wrong here?

*edit* *30 seconds later*
AH, it's my timeing, have to hit the mouth BEFORE it fires. sheesh, 1/20 tries at THAT so far. and i'm still not she if it's naija or li i need to REALLY kill him

Hitting the Beam-Spewing-Stomach-Head (There's a line I thought I'd never say) with Li is used simply to unleash creatures to charge up Naija's Blast Attack.  When fully charged, unleash it on the boss and then repeat this process.  After 2-3 odd Naija Blasts the boss'll be defeated. Only Naija's Blast'll end up killing him


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on January 07, 2008, 11:25:01 PM
I had unbelieveable trouble hitting that little blue bulb in his mouth as well...I think about 1 in 8 shots would actually hit it.  And only 1 of the 4 that hit had me get out of the way of the beam as well.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Wenzor on January 12, 2008, 06:32:12 PM
I had unbelieveable trouble hitting that little blue bulb in his mouth as well...I think about 1 in 8 shots would actually hit it.  And only 1 of the 4 that hit had me get out of the way of the beam as well.

I got tons of food lol xD
I got hit every time I tired to shoot the blue head thing
but I managed to avoid the shooting from that head, I used royal soup...


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Kal on January 12, 2008, 06:59:55 PM
If you miss and get nailed, break out the Jellyfish Costume.  That thing has saved my life so many times against the later bosses.  There's nothing that will take away half of your life, so equip it and run away.

Course, if you hit it AND get nailed, different story, but you get the picture.  I actually had 4 Arcane Poultices leftover.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: FaeDyne on January 13, 2008, 02:15:23 AM
I had unbelieveable trouble hitting that little blue bulb in his mouth as well...I think about 1 in 8 shots would actually hit it.  And only 1 of the 4 that hit had me get out of the way of the beam as well.

I got tons of food lol xD
I got hit every time I tired to shoot the blue head thing
but I managed to avoid the shooting from that head, I used royal soup...
Huh. I might have had trouble with the timing on that bubble cave boss, but when I only have to worry about a few buttons, I can manage better. I was able to fairly quickly get the timing on blasting him AND getting out of the way. It might help if you back away a bit.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: inkblob on January 13, 2008, 01:50:54 PM
trying to avert my eyes to enemies I havn't come in contact with, a couple of things that worked for me for some earlier bosses:

clinging to the wall for the sun temple worm was mentioned, I still got hit a couple of times but he wasn't vacuuming me out. I ate a spicy roll and kept the energy on high while trying to take him out. once he dissappeared off screen ( I had to do this boss/level 4x for various dumb reasons: phone calls, being ping-ponged by crystals, this bug, and 4th time the charm )  and the door remained closed with no worm to be found. I'm not sure if this is a glitch? the second time I attempted this I kept him in view by using the middle click viewer and attacking at the same time, a method that's also good for smaller pesky things like piranas, prickly dart jerks, and other things that volley off immense fire power.

for the 3 priests ( and my first attempt at sun worm ) I was using spider silk and making a quick loop around the boss which even though you only have 8 seconds of silk or something, the silk persists for a good 15-20 seconds or something. the worm could break out of it but it definitly was getting himself caught up in it and it effectivly tangled up those priests!  once I saw about a dozen fish trapped in some webbing, only time I had seen something besides myself and an enemy trapped in there.

my best boss strategy is fishing, cooking and saving tho. getting all the duks lined up and then seeing what works  :)  so far the only boss that has given me immense grief and pain was the Mithalis beast, the ones since then have been managable and I don't think it's because I'm getting to be more of a ninja ( tho that ~ is ~ a factor ) they just don't seem to have as tricky solutions as the beast?  that one I had to look up what to do ( didn't know at that point I could bind and switch forms, so was getting my brain wrapped around that too ) and it still was a pain in the kark to do. afterwards I saw a youtube video of that sequence and the guy playing didn't get hit *once*


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: inkblob on January 14, 2008, 08:22:33 AM
not sure if the Simon says beasty counts as a boss but my strategy with him was to count off the notes ( 1 - 7 ) in the *tones* they were ordered. it made an immediate short term memory pattern and my only problem was co-ordination and speed. it took quite awhile for me to gimp my way up to the beasty's speed and that was just trying to be patient and taking his roaring at me as a scolding reprimand, not as a hostile attack. also I was completly level with him with my notes just a fraction away from his lil eyeballs.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: slinden on January 17, 2008, 03:35:43 PM
I know I'm probably missing something very simple but, how do I get the ability to see in the dark ( i.e. the Abyss). It has to be more than just getting the fish with light to move around you. Tell me there is please.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: RobertWalker on January 17, 2008, 03:48:54 PM
I know I'm probably missing something very simple but, how do I get the ability to see in the dark ( i.e. the Abyss). It has to be more than just getting the fish with light to move around you. Tell me there is please.
There is a form that can help you with that. I'd start snooping around the Veil.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on January 17, 2008, 07:19:42 PM
I know I'm probably missing something very simple but, how do I get the ability to see in the dark ( i.e. the Abyss). It has to be more than just getting the fish with light to move around you. Tell me there is please.

I don't think that it is possible to get the light-making pet without having the form you get in the Sun Temple.

btw, wrong thread...


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: inkblob on February 02, 2008, 05:36:37 AM
related to the SunWorm boss, the horrible path up to him. found out this after I had beat him and on the way out, so on the second time playing I employed this strategy which helped indirectly in taking out the boss.  going through the pink crystal area, don't worry about any of the bulbs, get them on the way back and go through via nature. you'll save on bandaids and unnecessary consumption of ingredients  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Lenick on February 02, 2008, 07:13:53 AM
I recently learned that you don't need to knock back the energy god to bind the energy orb, but make sure that you're close enough for the bind song to work.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 02, 2008, 09:11:58 AM
Erm, yeah, but the risk of being hit by him when just swimming to that orb and using the bind song is a bit bigger then when you shoot him back and grab the orb with ease.

But if you're doing a speed run, that's a nice idea. =p


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: marinski on February 24, 2008, 06:20:38 PM
[quote author=Ixis link=topic=609.msg676   then remove the eye with the bind spell - You see i tried it but it just doesn't whant to work .I am doing the bind spell but nothing happends.... please help


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on February 24, 2008, 07:18:55 PM
1. shoot it.
2. blind it with sunburst.
3. bind it.
repeat.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on February 24, 2008, 07:37:09 PM
I thought it was Blind, Shoot some more, repeat, then bind it?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on February 25, 2008, 06:39:32 AM
I don't think I shoot it again after it popped out, but if it's necessary I guess some of the shootings to keep the mutants at bay went amiss and hit the eye. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: marinski on February 25, 2008, 12:07:18 PM
Thank you people!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: onodera on March 29, 2008, 02:46:27 PM
The miniboss in the Mermog Cave is quite easy with the spiky armor from the Turtle cave. If you cling to the wall in the right place to the right and keep recasting shield, his shots will not hurt you and he'll be hurt by your armor every time he tries to shoot you.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Liku on May 12, 2008, 11:48:22 PM
Ok. I think something is up with The Creator; I've ripped his eye out and no enemies are spawning for me to charge up my Dual Form with. I've been sitting here for 5-10 minutes and he just shoots the large laser and the fireballs. Nothing else.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alec on May 12, 2008, 11:50:48 PM
You have to shoot lazer face to make him spawn stuff.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Liku on May 13, 2008, 12:49:29 AM
Thank you sir, I have finally completed the game. Quite wonderful; oh and there's a way to kill the first form of the last boss in seconds. Don't know if you know about it already.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on June 01, 2008, 08:47:56 PM
I would like to know if we need to get the songs perfect when fighting mother nature and how long does it take? I was fighting her using just the original and energy forms, every time I sang them she opened her eyes wide before closing them and spawning her horrors. I was copying her song as best I could for 20 minutes or more and there was no visible effects at all?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on June 01, 2008, 09:10:36 PM
You forgot to shoot her face after the singing. I made the same mistake. The song isn't hurting her, it only makes her vulnerable for the shooting.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on June 01, 2008, 09:42:28 PM
You forgot to shoot her face after the singing. I made the same mistake. The song isn't hurting her, it only makes her vulnerable for the shooting.
Doh! I just didn't think of that at all just shows what an idiot I am at times :D Thank you Xiagan I'll try again  ::)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on June 01, 2008, 10:47:51 PM
I believe you CAN kill her with just singing the song, but it takes FOREVER.  You'd have to ask Alec for confirmation on that one however.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on June 02, 2008, 08:07:17 AM
It at least takes longer then 2 hours. And I still had the same amount of those caterpillar things that come at you with spiky bodies.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on June 02, 2008, 10:13:35 PM
I wonder if I can spare 2 hours then because I have died every time so far.
I have read were it helps if you have Beast and energy form but I only have fish, energy and her normal form as I gave up trying to get to the area that contains beast form, just how do you get past those currents or should I have got another form before going to the cathedral?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on June 03, 2008, 06:35:04 AM
Beast form is for getting past currents, you need to complete Mithalas Cathedral to access those areas.  As for the nature boss, all you need is energy and normal form (and some +energy food helps too).


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on June 03, 2008, 11:53:26 AM
Beast form is for getting past currents, you need to complete Mithalas Cathedral to access those areas.  As for the nature boss, all you need is energy and normal form (and some +energy food helps too).

Thank you Glamador, so that is next on my things to do list then as those currents are really frustraiting me  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Poobah on June 15, 2008, 02:57:56 PM
By the way, I defeated the giant crab by attacking it's weakpoint for massive damage.

LOL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1fr5vk72M), nice one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH2w2l1JTs4)

I was impressed by the crab's real-time weapon-change ability, since we aren't easily entertained these days, and are certainly not interested in gimmicks. Was that giant enemy crab based on actual Japanese history? By the way, I think it would've been a bit easier if there was a way to flip over this crab on its back and attack its weak-point for massive damage.

Good job on the game, though, guys; the game is a technical masterpiece. The real-time character-change was groundbreaking!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on June 16, 2008, 12:42:15 PM
By the way, I defeated the giant crab by attacking it's weakpoint for massive damage.

LOL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1fr5vk72M), nice one. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH2w2l1JTs4)

I was impressed by the crab's real-time weapon-change ability, since we aren't easily entertained these days, and are certainly not interested in gimmicks. Was that giant enemy crab based on actual Japanese history? By the way, I think it would've been a bit easier if there was a way to flip over this crab on its back and attack its weak-point for massive damage.

Good job on the game, though, guys; the game is a technical masterpiece. The real-time character-change was groundbreaking!

After suffering major damage and almost exuasting my soups and rolls I finnally got into the right possition to get his belly and couldn't believe that my first shot to it killed him?  Spoiler: Do you really need to remove his claws first before he starts jumping?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on June 16, 2008, 06:25:41 PM
You do have to remove the claws before he starts jumping...but if you're clever you can find a way to kill him without doing so.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on June 17, 2008, 06:42:59 PM
You do have to remove the claws before he starts jumping...but if you're clever you can find a way to kill him without doing so.

I can imagine a way now I've fought him once, perhaps if I play through it again I will try another way :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: QueenOfBipolars on July 27, 2008, 09:37:52 PM
I am stuck at the energy temple,
where can i find the energy god?

I you coul show me a part of the map it woul be great


thnx!!!!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on July 27, 2008, 11:50:16 PM
If the door has shut behind you then you must of already met the energy god? But here is the part of the map with the Energy temple for you, just one thing, it isn't mine someone else created it so please don't give me the benefit will you :)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/74/energytemplesk9.jpg)

Those red lines? you need fishform to travel those but they aren't important at this stage, just keep moving to the left after that door closes and you can't miss the energy boss..



Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Glamador on July 28, 2008, 12:29:40 AM
Actually that's not correct.  Those red lines simply indicate that the part of the map shown overlaps with other parts of the map.  There is a fish form passage, but it is not marked on this map, it leads directly to the boss froom from the temple entrance.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on July 28, 2008, 06:12:52 PM
Thank you Glamador I don't mind being corrected  :-* I just hope it helps her ?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: QueenOfBipolars on July 30, 2008, 08:09:03 PM
thanks anyway. I've just finished killing that three balls with lots of eyes, they took me a while.
This is a looooooooooooong game, i wonder if i will reach to the end... ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on July 30, 2008, 09:57:49 PM
Oh you will but enjoy the journey there I didn't want it to end at all, so once I manage to beat the end boss I am going to do it all again right from the start :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: nunix on December 07, 2008, 09:14:27 PM
Bump.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on December 08, 2008, 12:59:17 AM
What exactly are you doing, man? A forum search brings up this article easily enough. I wouldn't say this if you had written anything but "bump."   ??? Sorry to chide you, that's really Alec's job and I'm not one to talk.  :)

[EDIT]: Sorry for the nasty tone, I was woken up in the wee hours of the morning by my cat (he escaped, again).  >:( /  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on December 08, 2008, 03:45:33 PM
It doesn't hurt to bump a thread just once Chibi, though I think that everyone would object if it was done too often without some input.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on December 08, 2008, 11:32:43 PM
Yeah, some threads do need to experience life again. Sorry man!  :(


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nemo07 on December 15, 2008, 07:59:02 PM
Well, since this has been bumped I might as well get some help on a boss...

I'm on my second playthrough (my first was a 100% playthough) and I swear that Octopus Prime is by far the most difficult boss in the game. I know *how* to beat him, but I hardly ever get a chance because I'm constantly being hit due to the incredibly cramped arena and I run out of healing food incredibly quickly. Having to constantly retreat, switch to sun form, charge, and then go back to get rid of the darkness is pretty annoying too.

Are there any good strategies for this guy? ???


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on December 15, 2008, 08:13:08 PM
When I finally worked out that you had to stay near his mouth to keep his tongue out, I decided to just stay there firing blindly at it and just swoping to sun form when things got too claustrophobic, my health went down but strangly enough I didn't use up that much stock? I might of just found the spot where his tentacle couldn't touch me, because this would never work if he got a hold of me ::)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on December 15, 2008, 08:50:20 PM
Same for me. I stayed in front of his mouth and the other enemies weren't bothering me, and the tentacle was not bothering much. I lost like a quarter health max and he was dead very quickly. Easygoing.   8)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Halo364 on December 15, 2008, 09:25:36 PM
If you look on youtube, you can see a guy play through that fight. He uses a safe spot, which is really helpful (that's how I beat him). You could try that: it makes the fight super easy.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Galefury on December 15, 2008, 09:56:14 PM
Or you could just move back and forth. It's really not that hard once you get the hang of it. He makes a sound once you get close enough, so when you hear it quickly move back and start firing immediately (use wasd to move while firing with the mouse for example), the tongue only stays out for a very short time. Use shot powerup food like spicy roll, that will make the fight end a lot faster. Also use form switching hotkeys (number keys by default) to speed the switching up.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nemo07 on December 15, 2008, 11:33:45 PM
According to Glamador's video, there's a safe spot above his tentacle. I'm not sure if I used that strategy on him last time, since it's been almost a year since I last played. He also uses the number keys to quickly change form, which I think is sort of against the whole "use the verse to change forms", but I doubt having to change into plain Naija to switch forms would add any significant difficulty.

I'll try to fight him again later. I just wish the prize you get wasn't so... useless. You can already do what it does before you fight him. Although, I guess being able to use other forms would be convenient for some people. I don't remember using it all that much, though.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Halo364 on December 16, 2008, 12:14:21 AM
^ I used the... prize... all throughout the abyss. I found it really helpful. Plus it's cute ;).


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nemo07 on December 16, 2008, 01:59:32 AM
*sigh* Alright... I guess this won't be a 100% playthrough for now. I just can not beat him without getting my butt absolutely slaughtered even with the safe spot and instant form changing. I might come back later, but I don't really see the point other than to get 100%.

It's the constant complete darkness that I really hate because it doesn't add challenge, it's just a frustrating pause in the middle of combat that will more than likely take a huge chunk out of your health as you fumble to sun form and wait for it to charge.

In fact, I just checked on my 100% file, and the "prize" only provides a smaller circle of light than you can and it doesn't even light up the map like when you're in sun form. I guess I'll hold off on this guy until I'm in the endgame.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nava on December 16, 2008, 02:08:42 AM
I enjoyed the challenge, though I did use a lot of food up to beat him.

My strategy (once I realized what I was supposed to do) was upping energy shot and speed, going in front of him till he opens his mouth and shooting.... I could do this about 3 times in a row before he did the darkness + squid + shooting thing, at which point I retreated to a little nook in the tunnel, switched to sun form and went back in after he finished shooting, lit stuff up, switched to energy form, took out the squid and went back at his mouth.
Don't remember how many times I had to go through this sequence, but it didn't take very long.  And I only got caught by the tentacles once or twice because I have a horrible reaction time.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on December 16, 2008, 08:31:48 PM
*sigh* Alright... I guess this won't be a 100% playthrough for now. I just can not beat him without getting my butt absolutely slaughtered even with the safe spot and instant form changing. I might come back later, but I don't really see the point other than to get 100%.

It's the constant complete darkness that I really hate because it doesn't add challenge, it's just a frustrating pause in the middle of combat that will more than likely take a huge chunk out of your health as you fumble to sun form and wait for it to charge.

In fact, I just checked on my 100% file, and the "prize" only provides a smaller circle of light than you can and it doesn't even light up the map like when you're in sun form. I guess I'll hold off on this guy until I'm in the endgame.
Yes it does provide a small circle of light, but that is better than nothing when you need to swop to energy form in the abyss, but if you feed Naija a food that increases the pets ability then it lights up a very large area for long enough for her to get rid of a lot of pests.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nemo07 on December 16, 2008, 11:35:13 PM
Yes it does provide a small circle of light, but that is better than nothing when you need to swop to energy form in the abyss, but if you feed Naija a food that increases the pets ability then it lights up a very large area for long enough for her to get rid of a lot of pests.

Holy crap!  :o I used that food on my 100% file and that is a whole lot more light than I was expecting! It's significant enough to make me think the pet's not *completely* useless. It's a shame that it takes a food item to make him really useful, though, and even then it only lasts for a short while and the map is still blacked out. I can deal with that since the Abyss is intended to be confusing and deadly.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on December 16, 2008, 11:42:19 PM
Should Alec and Derek create a sequel to Aquaria, they should create some more optional bosses to level up the pets. That way, it would still be costly (in health not ingredients) and would give more importance to the pet. These bosses could be later in the game, a fair time after the original pet was found. Here's (http://www.bit-blot.com/forum/index.php?topic=973.msg10859#msg10859) a well-written topic on the subject.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nemo07 on December 17, 2008, 04:14:39 AM
I did it! I decided to go exploring a little and then came back to try again, using the strategy in Glamador's video and I kicked his butt!  :D I took a little bit of damage here and there, but I only had to eat a few health foods.

Should Alec and Derek create a sequel to Aquaria, they should create some more optional bosses to level up the pets. That way, it would still be costly (in health not ingredients) and would give more importance to the pet. These bosses could be later in the game, a fair time after the original pet was found. Here's (http://www.bit-blot.com/forum/index.php?topic=973.msg10859#msg10859) a well-written topic on the subject.

Hasn't it been confirmed that a sequel would be made? I know they plan on making a non-Aquaria game before that, but I'm pretty sure Alex said he wanted to do at least *2* more games for the Aquaria storyline.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on December 17, 2008, 05:20:55 AM
Could you give me a link to his statement? This is great news if true.  ;D

[EDIT] Found it.  :) You guys are awesome.

There will be a sequel (at least it is planned), but atm is Bit Blot working on improving Aquaria AND making another (unrelated) game. Right, Alec?

Yeah, I'm working on those. Derek is doing his own side projects now.

I have plans for two other Aquaria games that I'd love to do, but I wouldn't want to do them without Derek's involvement - in some form.

We'll have to see what happens!

In the meantime, working on something new will be a lot of fun... and it'll be with a somewhat different team too. :)


ALSO:

Glad to hear you enjoyed the game, Nightmareshadow!  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: kalu on December 21, 2008, 11:08:12 AM
What are form shortcuts?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Gnillot on December 21, 2008, 04:22:53 PM
Being an absolute newbie, I've just encountered the blobby boss with laser beams shooting out of its many eyes in (beyond?) the Cathedral. Is that the Mithandra mentioned in the list which opens this thread?

Just banging away in energy form doesn't seems to help. Or do I give up (=die) too soon?

Thanks a lot.  :-*


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on December 21, 2008, 05:40:26 PM
What are form shortcuts?

Number keys 1 through 8 activate the different forms (when they are available) and 9 and 0 control the bind and shield songs.

Being an absolute newbie, I've just encountered the blobby boss with laser beams shooting out of its many eyes in (beyond?) the Cathedral. Is that the Mithandra mentioned in the list which opens this thread?

Just banging away in energy form doesn't seems to help. Or do I give up (=dies) too soon?

Thanks a lot.  :-*

Next time try a forum search (or look on the first page of this thread (listed as jellyfish of death) but here's how to defeat the three jellyfish: Shoot all of the eyes so that every one is activated (try to organize it so that you are positioned in front of the mouth after the final shot) then fire at his now-vulnerable tongue while dodging the creatures that he spawns. Good luck!  :)



Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Gnillot on December 21, 2008, 06:24:49 PM


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Next time try a forum search (or look on the first page of this thread (listed as jellyfish of death) ... Good luck!  :)

Thanks a lot. The problem is not to find the information, the problem is to recognize that what you are finding in these forums (fora?) applies to what you are searching for. I. e in this case - I didn't know what the beast was called thus I couldn't learn the remedy. This is not just a matter of dealing with various creatures, you have to master these forums as well.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on December 21, 2008, 07:04:42 PM
Well spoken, Gnillot.  :) By the way - you know the tongue that protrudes out? It's called the "nut." I leave the rest to your fertile imagination.  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on December 21, 2008, 10:49:45 PM
Well spoken, Gnillot.  :) By the way - you know the tongue that protrudes out? It's called the "nut." I leave the rest to your fertile imagination.  ;D
:o lol

You could search for laser but no matter your problems been solved I hope? :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Nemo07 on December 21, 2008, 11:56:00 PM
Well spoken, Gnillot.  :) By the way - you know the tongue that protrudes out? It's called the "nut." I leave the rest to your fertile imagination.  ;D

I noticed this when I was looking through the gfx folder and I thought "Oh wow... that's... a really unfortunately named weak point..." It also doesn't help that it's located where it's located.

It's stuff like that that reminds you that Aquaria was primarily made by two guys.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: ladnalalka on December 29, 2008, 07:34:49 AM
...I swear that Octopus Prime is by far the most difficult boss in the game. I know *how* to beat him, but I hardly ever get a chance because I'm constantly being hit due to the incredibly cramped arena and I run out of healing food incredibly quickly. Having to constantly retreat, switch to sun form, charge, and then go back to get rid of the darkness is pretty annoying too....

I totally agree with you!! I'm pretty new and trying not to use the forum too much for spoilers (I like surprises ::) ::) ::) But WTF is with the octopus mini boss?!?#$@% Just how many times do you have to hit that pearl? I'm kinda hoping I don't kill it because I'll be hugely depleted in the grocery section! So Frustrating!
HELP!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Gnillot on December 29, 2008, 08:50:41 AM
...I swear that Octopus Prime is by far the most difficult boss in the game. I know *how* to beat him, but I hardly ever get a chance because I'm constantly being hit due to the incredibly cramped arena and I run out of healing food incredibly quickly. Having to constantly retreat, switch to sun form, charge, and then go back to get rid of the darkness is pretty annoying too....

Sun form? Charge? Hmm.. it seems that i have encountered this adorable little squid a little too soon in the game. I'll try to venture other nooks an crannies in this  hydrophobic arena first, in order to obtain further abilities. I assume there is no "Best consumed before..." on these creatures. I'll be back!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: inkblob on December 29, 2008, 09:17:20 AM
octopus prime is pretty much the only situation where I've used shortcut keys to switch forms in combat. having a fairly stocked larder of defense, energy shot +, speed and of course healing goes a long way and I used up a fair whack of groceries my last go at him. don't be suprised if your using at least a dozen prepared food items. don't worry, the veil is right above you and you can get lots of that stuff back! there is lots of spicy meat on the way down and up top, rubbery meat up above, crab meat nearby,  so use recipe items that are easy to replace!

the shortcut key I use all the time is rolling when fishing, all the meats and oils come in like comets and orbit until they descend into my gravitas laden larder.  it's rather pretty if you do this around a bubble vent as well  :P


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on December 29, 2008, 07:29:49 PM
...I swear that Octopus Prime is by far the most difficult boss in the game. I know *how* to beat him, but I hardly ever get a chance because I'm constantly being hit due to the incredibly cramped arena and I run out of healing food incredibly quickly. Having to constantly retreat, switch to sun form, charge, and then go back to get rid of the darkness is pretty annoying too....

Sun form? Charge? Hmm.. it seems that i have encountered this adorable little squid a little too soon in the game. I'll try to venture other nooks an crannies in this  hydrophobic arena first, in order to obtain further abilities. I assume there is no "Best consumed before..." on these creatures. I'll be back!
'hydrophobic'  :o Do you know what that word means? I hope that Alec and Derek haven't created a rabid game or we will all need shots fast :o

Hydrophobic means fear of water to such a degree that only having rabies can cause it :o


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: ladnalalka on December 30, 2008, 03:42:09 AM
Thank you for the support... I'm going to wait a little bit before I attempt that blasted cephalopod again!!! I know octopi are smart, but that tentacle is damn sticky!

RE: "Hydrophobic means fear of water to such a degree that only having rabies can cause it "

You mean hydrophobia, not hydrophobic which has to do with aqueous and non-polar medium. Basically some mediums hate water so much that they stick together to minimize the surface area affected/ in contact with the water.

In the sense that the last person was trying to use hydrophobic, I think it was meant more like aquaphobia - fear of deep diving (or perhaps Aquariaphobia? haha). Is that clear and helpful? :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on December 30, 2008, 05:18:35 PM
Yes that makes more sense ladnalalka and thanks for the correction there I did get it slightly muddled there  :-[ :-*


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: JSW on January 03, 2009, 03:13:48 AM
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but on the left hand side of the bubble cave (home of the Frozen Veil Crab) there's a bubble with two leeches in it. You can get them to attach to you by switching to Song form and playing the note that matches their eye colour. Once attached, they'll slowly restore your health, which will come in quite handy for the boss ahead. If you take damage, rather than waste a healing item just find a safe place to hide while the leeches do their work.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Danger Mouse on January 03, 2009, 05:19:40 AM
Nice find! I didn't know about that one.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on January 03, 2009, 04:54:17 PM
It's hard to catch them, because you mostly have to much momentum (or too less) to stay in the bubble but they helped me a lot the first time I killed the boss and needed some time to figure him out. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on January 03, 2009, 04:59:03 PM
I use them every time now but you are correct they are hard to get to and to stay there in the bubble long enough to attract them :o It's just another of those tests of skill that are scattered around Aquaria :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: elZorro on January 30, 2009, 09:21:03 PM
I found a way to beat the Creator Pt. 1 instantly. all you have to do is shoot a nature form spike behind his head


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on January 30, 2009, 10:14:52 PM
That's neat Baron lol I must remember to try that trick when I return to the body :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: See.Blue on January 30, 2009, 11:31:56 PM
+Spoilers+

OK i just killed Mithala's last form stupidly quickly by holding on to the floor and tapping shield over and over.  His blasts got reflected back into him and it trashed him. Has anyone else tried this?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Align on January 31, 2009, 01:13:20 AM
I told you guys the instant casts should be considered cheating!


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on January 31, 2009, 01:55:54 AM
It shouldn't be considered cheating, but it does taint the Aquaria's spirit. The game is so much purer without shortcuts (except hitting X to revert to Naija's normal form).


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: delve on January 31, 2009, 04:45:40 AM
Maybe, but I'd never be able to finish it without those shortcuts. So, pure and unseen, or tainted and enjoyed. Common tradeoff there. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on January 31, 2009, 05:53:31 AM
 :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: See.Blue on January 31, 2009, 03:21:24 PM
I told you guys the instant casts should be considered cheating!

Haha I didn't know they existed until my second playthrough. Let me revel in them in peace. Even now though I don't think I ever really use shield.  I enjoy dodging shots too much.  The ikaruga days of my youth are proving worthwhile


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Xiagan on January 31, 2009, 09:26:55 PM
Nice find with the shield song and mithalas. Never thought about it.

The shield song is pretty powerful and I think the game would've been a bit more easy sometimes if I hadn't forgotten about it most of the time. ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Align on January 31, 2009, 09:36:11 PM
Hmm, come to think of it, I thought I tried shield against mithalas and took damage from the fireballs anyway. Maybe it was just at a bad angle...


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on January 31, 2009, 10:11:29 PM
Remember, you should spam the shield shortcut against heavy boss shots - the orange spheres can take down a shield completely in two or three hits. A cool-down feature would be a good handicap, but it's good to have a choice. I used the shield to great effect against the Sun Worm in his final state.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on January 31, 2009, 10:51:27 PM
I tend to forget about the sheild most of the time, especially during my first game  :-[


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: See.Blue on February 01, 2009, 06:10:54 PM
I tend to forget about the sheild most of the time, especially during my first game  :-[

I know right! Haha it made my life so much easier my second time through.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on February 01, 2009, 09:03:20 PM
andBut the shield can be used as a weapon so I now use it frequently ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: inkblob on February 02, 2009, 04:40:46 AM
+Spoilers+

OK i just killed Mithala's last form stupidly quickly by holding on to the floor and tapping shield over and over.  His blasts got reflected back into him and it trashed him. Has anyone else tried this?

crazy. this is the sort of reason why I'm saving before each boss so if I feel like punishing myself then I can do so in unique ways  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on February 02, 2009, 03:30:24 PM
His last form, is there a floor to hang onto in there :o


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: delve on February 02, 2009, 03:33:18 PM
Yes, Mithalas not Creator. :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on February 02, 2009, 03:41:23 PM
Oh! :-[ lol Of course I should of known the difference, but I do have trouble recalling names so it's hardly surprising. Show me an image or take me around a city centre and I will rarelly get lost of forget the image, but names!  :o


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: delve on February 02, 2009, 03:42:59 PM
Me too. Half the time I have to catch myself to keep from calling my two kids by their sibling's name.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: See.Blue on February 02, 2009, 04:39:02 PM
This works well on the Murmog mini-boss.  Go to the hole on the right and cling to the wall.  Energy shots when he's away, when he comes in to do his shots of doom, just switch to Song form and tap shield.... Surprisingly satisfying if you've been wasted by those shots as many times as I have  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 02, 2009, 05:51:53 PM
4 Tough cakes and 2 or 3 spicy rolls is all you need, just stand right in front of him and keep spamming bullets, he's killed within a minute.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: delve on February 02, 2009, 05:54:53 PM
Pretty hard on the pantry though.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Align on February 02, 2009, 09:33:55 PM
or just no-damage it with plant form wielded like shield and spears


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: See.Blue on February 02, 2009, 09:37:25 PM
or just no-damage it with plant form wielded like shield and spears

Nature form is clutch like that  :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: silverflagon on February 02, 2009, 09:54:51 PM
Delve it helps my confidence no end when others admit to the same problem  :-*

Some great ideas here now I just need to restart and try them out lol


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Sharpie on February 03, 2009, 04:31:55 AM
Hey guys....quick question... So I've made it to the creator but I can't get past the second form.  I do fine until he grabs me and then I can't get free.  How do I escape his clutches?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on February 03, 2009, 04:56:48 AM
Hit R and hold down the left mouse button, or click and fling the mouse around in desperate, erratic circles (not advised).  :) You can guess which one I did ...  :D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Sharpie on February 03, 2009, 06:49:08 AM
Thank you thank you thank you... mischief managed...


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on February 03, 2009, 06:51:45 AM
I solemnly swear I am up to no good.

 - Harry Potter, George and Fred Weasley to the Marauders' Map

 :)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Align on February 03, 2009, 06:24:35 PM
Brotip: cling to the ceiling and spam energy shots at his unprotected scalp, he can only hit you with those strange poison shots when you're up there, and those can be reflected with the shield.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 03, 2009, 11:56:09 PM
Or be absorbed by spirit form, to regain health.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Align on February 04, 2009, 12:44:53 AM
What?! You mean it has uses outside of teleportation between crystals!?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 04, 2009, 01:02:14 AM
Yes, some projectiles can be absorbed in Spirit form when right clicking, gain 5 projectiles, regain 1 health.
And if you wonder what '1' health is, well, when you start the game you have 5 health, when you have all health eggs you have 10 health.
At least, that's what I think. ^^;

Oh, and be sure not to get TOO close to the projectiles, cause you can still get hurt by them in spirit form.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Zoko on February 13, 2009, 06:18:52 AM
Hey, first post and all.


Anyway, I found the shield to be pretty useful against some bosses. In fact, when fighting Mother Nature, I didn't know that she is vulnerable to energy form shots, and tried to use the shield to bounce off her fireballs back at her until I became frustrated and came here, and found out how to kill her.

I found out about the form-changing-with-keys thing, but was so used to using the mouse to do it that I decided to finish the game that way.

One of my favorite strategies (might've been mentioned before) is against the Creator's first form, which essentially makes him the quickest boss in the game. Basically, if you can set a well-placed thorn up behind his head, it kills him in one hit. (if you can get it in the right spot)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Chibi on February 13, 2009, 07:21:55 AM
AFAIK, that hasn't been mentioned before. Nice one! Welcome to the forums, man. I shall watch your career here very closely.  ;)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Zoko on February 13, 2009, 06:08:56 PM
Thanks  ;D


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 13, 2009, 06:18:51 PM
No to be the party pooper here, but it has been said before.
I found a way to beat the Creator Pt. 1 instantly. all you have to do is shoot a nature form spike behind his head


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Zoko on February 13, 2009, 06:30:44 PM
Yeah someone's bound to have found it out before me, considering I've only recently beat the game.  Still, it's nice to have it out there so other people can use it. (if they want to)


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: wsquires on February 22, 2009, 05:48:58 PM
Well, I may as well post these here, then.

I was originally going to do this for all the bosses, but I've kinda lost interest in Aquaria. Stupid world map killing my interest.

So yeah, here's some of the bosses in super Walkthrough depth:

Boss:       Energy God
Location:    Energy Temple
Required Forms: Energy
Attacks:    Let's Get Physical - When you are within range, it occasionally
      lunges and bites at you.
      Let's Get Physical 2 - More often than not, however, it will
      simply reel back then swipe at you. Dodge backwards to avoid it.
      Energy Blasts - It also fired 3 slow non-homing energy blasts at
      you when you are out of melee range.
Hints:       Flashing yellow doesn't mean he's taking damage, however it does
      make him move back. Maybe he's guarding something?
      Forcefields don't just hurt you.
Guide:       This fight contains two parts. The first part requires you to
      blast the God as much as possible to make him move back. This
      reveals a pearl he was guarding. When the God is far enoug back,
       switch to song form and Bind the pearl. Take it far to the right
       to find a socket for it. Once it is in it's socket, change back to
       energy form. Now comes the second part of the fight.
      Move to wherever the God is, he should still be at the back firing
       energy balls at you. Get close enough to him so that he swipes for
       you, then dart back to the right. After swiping he'll crawl
       towards you. Repeat this all the way up to the pearl, then blast
       the pearl (right-click to charge, move the mouse over the pearl
       then fire). This will activate a forcefield that will shock the
       boss if he is in contact with it. Doing this will move him back
       and damage him, forcing you to lure him into it a second time.
      Once you have done it two times, he wises up and stops just short
       of the forcefield when you try to lure him. To hit him this one
       final time, you need to move close, get him to swipe at you, then
       activate the forcefield while his arm is in range of it. This will
       shock him a 3rd and final time, killing him for good.
Rewards:    A vision, a treasure, and a way out of the temple.

Unfortunately , this strategy (for the last phase) doesn't work. The problems are:

1) You can't charge up the triple-fireball quickly enough before he swipes you out of range
2) You can't cast a song/spell while 'dizzy' (after the paw-swipe attack)
3) his paw is out of the way long before your fireballs activate the forcefield/laser
4) There's no way to guarantee he'll only do a specific type of attack (head-lunge vs. paw swipe) If there were some way of forcing him to always go for a head lunge, it might be possible to hide just under his head while charging up, then release at just the right time.
5) You (and your fireballs) slow down if you're hit.
6) His paw-swipe/head-lunge is just too fast (in real time) to allow you to charge up and drop the forcefield even without him successfully landing an attack!

At least not on the Mac version (maybe there's a hotkey on the PC version that let's you hotkey the tripe-fireball song instantly?)

Instead, I had to follow this strategy (and it's not guaranteed, either, especially if you've taken a lot of damage before you get to this point.) Remember to use the save crystal in the side cave before entering this chamber/hallway.

After using the laser/forcefield the requisite two times, use your fireball attack to make him back off. Now carefully lure him forward. Right before he gets to the position close to the forcefield, use the speed burst and cling to the floor just to the left of where the lower forcefield generator is. Charge up and release right before his paw hits you. You'll probably have to make several attempts to get your positioning and timing just right.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 22, 2009, 07:08:22 PM
Oooookay?

Either way, seeing I haven't noticed that post before, I'm tempted to indeed make a boss walkthrough... once my exams are over.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Zoko on February 22, 2009, 07:40:47 PM
I think he was trying to write a reply but accidentally put it in the quote. 


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Align on February 24, 2009, 12:02:03 AM
Hm, never saw that bit the first time around.
Is it right, though? I was sure that the Energy boss would attack depending on what height you swam in front of it at. Like, swimming right in front of its mouth, and it'll lunge with a biting attack, or swim near the ceiling and it'll use its backhand attack, etc.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on February 24, 2009, 12:13:18 AM
Align is right, I can't really remember if there were nodes in the map or if it was in the script of the energy god that I skimmed through, but I definitely saw it somewhere.


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Alphasoldier on January 08, 2011, 10:40:39 AM
Okay, now you're just spamming, could you stop making posts that give no content to the original topic AT ALL?


Title: Re: Aquaria Boss Strategies
Post by: Bart_Hibbs on January 18, 2011, 10:08:22 PM
You can hold down the control key to charge up a triple shot attack, then keep it held down indefinitely while you swim about. Once charged, and being held, it fires immediately upon release. Then you can lure him into swiping at you and just release the shot at the right time.

Also if you have not noticed, even single shots fire upon release of the control key, not when you press it, at least its that way on my Mac.