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PSX Example Mission 


MISSION NAME : Lava Dams 


MISSION OBJECTIVE: 


One of the Hoverboards’ is due to be returned to the cargo ship for maintenance. Due to 
electronic interference the teleportation pad has landed on an island surrounded by lava. Your 
mission is to locate the Hoverboard and fly it to the teleport pad. You will need to collect 20 
crystals to power the teleport pad for the hoverboard. 


LEVEL DESIGN: 


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KEY: 


Lava 

Open Area 

Water 

Crystal Deposit 

Dynamite Deposit 

Soft rock (easily drillable) 

Hard rock ( needs dynamite to blast it) 
Hidden Cavern (these may contain enemies) 


The initial position of the hoverboard 

The initial position of the teleport pad 

The initial position of the Rock Raider 
The initial position of the Granite Grinder 
A soft rock wall daming the lava river 

A hard rock wall daming the lava river 
The initial position of the small catamaran. 


NOOR WDY = 


Game Play Solutions: 


There are several strategies that can win this level. 
Strategy 1 


This approach involves using the Rock Raider to drill his way all the way to the small 
catamaran(7) and then use it to sail over the lake to the island with the hoverboard. Usinf the 
hoverboard the Rock Raider can then cross the river and manually drill and fly the hoverboard 
across land. This method is almost impossible due to the length of time it takes the RR to dig 
through all that rock and also due to the fact that he may be attacked by Rock Monsters or 
other enemies lurking in the hidden caverns. 


Strategy 2 


This approach involves the Rock Raider manually tunnelling to the nearby Granite Grinder (4) 
and then using this to drill his way to the small catamaran(7) at the lake. From then on follow 
strategy 1. This method is difficult due to the length of time it takes the Granite Grinder to dig 
through all that rock and also due to the fact that the Hoverboard may be attacked by Rock 
Monsters or other enemies lurking in the hidden caverns. Since the hoverboard has very little 
defence capability, it will be forced to rely on speed to escape any attacks. 


Strategy 3 (Suggested Solution) 


This approach involves the Rock Raider(3) manually tunnelling to the nearby Granite Grinder 
(4) and then using this to drill his way to the small catamaran(7). Once the RR gets into the 
small catamaran he uses this to sail over the lake. The pilot then flies the hoverboard and 
tries to use the rivers of lava to hover over. However at point (5) there is a dam of soft rock 
and at (6) there is a dam of hard rock which must be dynamited. Thus the player will have to 
tackle these before sailing to the hoverboard or he must disembark the hoverboard and use 
the Granite Grinder/dynamite as he progresses towards the teleport pad. 


This method is the fastest, although choosing the best route will be the main decisive factor 
for overall success. 


Hints and Tips 


Use the dynamite to blast away any hard rock deposits 

Keep and eye on the countdown timer and vary your strategy accordingly 

Avoid conflict with enemies. Otherwise you may sustain too much damage. 

Do not leave vehicles that you wish to use again, unattended for too long as they may 
be prone to enemy attack. 

5. Collect nearby crystals as you progress. 


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