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godmother
28-01-05, 17:40
This is my very first game and LOVE it but am stuck at this level and no amount of cheating or hinting has helped. Is there a way to skip this and go on to the next? I'll bake you some cookies!

Anubis_AF
28-01-05, 17:50
Ammo can be found in the corners of the battlefield. You should shoot Boaz at her head. Try many times, you'll succeed eventually.


If you insist on skipping the level, unless you're not on PS2 you cannot skip it as far as I know. If you are on it, here;s how:

Hold L1 + R2 + Down + Triangle. Release and then press the following buttons in rapid sequence: Circle, Up, Square, Triangle, Right, Down.

SMSL
28-01-05, 21:07
In case you want to try to defeat Boaz, this is what I do:

As the level starts, I draw my gun and run towards Boaz. When I'm really close, I shoot it 4 times. It immediately stops and opens pods to throw the acid. Don't mind the acid, don't try to jump to avoid it, pretend she isn't throwing it and walk towards Boaz. The closer you are to Boaz, the less the acid can harm you, because she can't throw the acid to right next to her, she can only throw at some distance, so, the best place to be is really as close as touching Boaz.

After her main body is stunned with the 4 shots you fired, Kurtis automatically aims one of her front pods, either the left or the right one, so keep going around Boaz until a bit behind the front pod he aims. If you happen to be on the left side of Boaz and Kurtis seems not to be aiming the left front pod, the key to change target is the "End" key on the PC by default. So, press End until Kurtis appears to be aiming the pod on your side. Shoot it 2 times to destroy it. Save. This is an insurance in case you face some trouble with aiming the next pod. You can always return to when you already had the first one destroyed, not to keep having to do all 4 at once, everytime something goes wrong. But keep the save of the begining of the fight, because you may have lost too much health before destroying the first pod and may want to try to do it all over again, trying to make it better.

With one pod destroyed, Boaz stops. Let it be, keep some distance but not too much. If she opens her mouth and spits that liquid, don't mind it either. I actually find the best way to pass this if I don't mind the acid she throws either by her mouth or her pods. If I keep close to her, they can't harm me the enough to kill me. Don't shoot until she's walking towards you again, because all the shots you waste on her before she does that, or while she's spitting acid from the mouth, have absolutelly no effect. When she's coming to you, shoot it 4 times again. She stops and opens pods to throw acid again. Go around her again until a bit behind of pod you want to shoot. Again, if Kurtis looks to be aiming a pod on some other side, use the End key. Shoot pod 2 times again to destroy it, save. If anything goes wrong afterwards, you can always return to where you already have 2 pods destroyed. Repeat the process to the other 2 pods.

The minimum total of shots to defeat pod Boaz with my process is 4+2+4+2+4+2+4+2=24 shots. When the last pod is down, butterfly Boaz will attack you. You only have to keep shooting her until she dies. 30 shots are enough. In resume, my basic technique is move towards Boaz, forget about the acid, try only to move the necessary to be a little behind the pod you are aiming, so you only have to spend 2 shots in it, all other movement only proved itself leading to Kurtis steping on those acid pools to his death.

If and whenever you run out of ammo, a new clip for the Boran-X appears on the floor, to the left from where Boaz first came.

Good luck, hope you make it! And welcome to the forum! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Anubis_AF
28-01-05, 21:11
What SMSL said... :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

godmother
28-01-05, 22:30
Originally posted by SMSL:
In case you want to try to defeat Boaz, this is what I do:

As the level starts, I draw my gun and run towards Boaz. When I'm really close, I shoot it 4 times. It immediately stops and opens pods to throw the acid. Don't mind the acid, don't try to jump to avoid it, pretend she isn't throwing it and walk towards Boaz. The closer you are to Boaz, the less the acid can harm you, because she can't throw the acid to right next to her, she can only throw at some distance, so, the best place to be is really as close as touching Boaz.

After her main body is stunned with the 4 shots you fired, Kurtis automatically aims one of her front pods, either the left or the right one, so keep going around Boaz until a bit behind the front pod he aims. If you happen to be on the left side of Boaz and Kurtis seems not to be aiming the left front pod, the key to change target is the "End" key on the PC by default. So, press End until Kurtis appears to be aiming the pod on your side. Shoot it 2 times to destroy it. Save. This is an insurance in case you face some trouble with aiming the next pod. You can always return to when you already had the first one destroyed, not to keep having to do all 4 at once, everytime something goes wrong. But keep the save of the begining of the fight, because you may have lost too much health before destroying the first pod and may want to try to do it all over again, trying to make it better.

With one pod destroyed, Boaz stops. Let it be, keep some distance but not too much. If she opens her mouth and spits that liquid, don't mind it either. I actually find the best way to pass this if I don't mind the acid she throws either by her mouth or her pods. If I keep close to her, they can't harm me the enough to kill me. Don't shoot until she's walking towards you again, because all the shots you waste on her before she does that, or while she's spitting acid from the mouth, have absolutelly no effect. When she's coming to you, shoot it 4 times again. She stops and opens pods to throw acid again. Go around her again until a bit behind of pod you want to shoot. Again, if Kurtis looks to be aiming a pod on some other side, use the End key. Shoot pod 2 times again to destroy it, save. If anything goes wrong afterwards, you can always return to where you already have 2 pods destroyed. Repeat the process to the other 2 pods.

The minimum total of shots to defeat pod Boaz with my process is 4+2+4+2+4+2+4+2=24 shots. When the last pod is down, butterfly Boaz will attack you. You only have to keep shooting her until she dies. 30 shots are enough. In resume, my basic technique is move towards Boaz, forget about the acid, try only to move the necessary to be a little behind the pod you are aiming, so you only have to spend 2 shots in it, all other movement only proved itself leading to Kurtis steping on those acid pools to his death.

If and whenever you run out of ammo, a new clip for the Boran-X appears on the floor, to the left from where Boaz first came.

Good luck, hope you make it! And welcome to the forum! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

SMSL
28-01-05, 22:35
Errrrr, I fail to understand what you mean there, since you have just quoted me, but made no comment... :confused:

godmother
28-01-05, 22:40
I've tried both suggestions at least 50 more times. The tips for Boaz - thanks, I guess I'm just too slow. The tips for ending - I do have a PS2 and tried the escape while in the game, right? How rapid is rapid? Would you help me a little more to get out of her death grip? Thanks.

godmother
28-01-05, 22:43
Sorry about the weird posting SMSL. I was shooting for a reply and duplicated your quote.

Nicky
28-01-05, 22:49
Welcome to the forum, godmother http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

The level skip cheat for the PS2 has to be done very very quickly. Many players have problems managing it, but after several attempts they succeed. Make sure you press the right buttons, and press them really quickly! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

However, you can keep trying to kill Boaz. It's not impossible, believe me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif The trick is to never let her throw Kurtis down with the goo she spits (so try to stand at a spot where it's difficult for her to get you when she does that) and to press Roll in time while Kurtis is holding the gun and aiming, so as to target the back pods once the front ones are destroyed.

Good luck http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

SMSL
28-01-05, 22:57
It's ok, godmother. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif But really, if you keep really as close as touching Boaz, when she opens the pods, and forget about trying to evade the acid, she can't harm you much.

godmother
28-01-05, 23:01
Thanks for the help. I don't want to wuss out but I'm only going to try 100 more times before I give up and go make some cookies.

SMSL
29-01-05, 00:35
Should be enough to manage it, then. :D

godmother
29-01-05, 00:44
I've got 3 of those pod things after 40 more tries. He won't hit the 4th, very bad aim, even using the square key. Any tips? What a bloody level. ICK!

SMSL
29-01-05, 00:54
Gently tap the square and watch if his arms change position. If you still have a lot of ammo, tap square and shoot, to see if he is aiming at the pod or not. And keep Kurtis pressed against Boaz, per say and slightly backwards from the pod, so it makes a clean close range shot.

Hope this helps, you're almost there! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

godmother
29-01-05, 01:30
I KILLED BOAZ!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!! I'll let you know if I get to the next level. Got some more shootin to do.

godmother
29-01-05, 01:41
Thank you so much! I don't know what the next two levels are like but I'll be finding out as soon as my right hand heals up a little. I think I sprained it fighting! You made the difference, really....I can't believe how much I've enjoyed this game! A real challenge! I also have to find those cute little icons thingees. I'll be in touch.

SMSL
29-01-05, 02:07
Congrats!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Glad to have been of service. The rest of the game is easier, you won't find another boss fight like Boaz.

We'll be here if you need us again. Good raiding! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif