Be a PIDmaster
Posted By: REB <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/10/01 11:42 p.m.
In Response To: PID note... (bnevs)
A long, long time ago I started something I called the perfect PID game, that is,
finishing the game with no damage taken and 100% firing accuracy. I stopped at the
end of Beware of Low-Flying Nightmares and never retake the game. The pic below show
my carnage status before entering The Labyrinth.
I even wrote down some tips on the parts of the game where taking no damage and
not missing a single shot is very, very hard, thinking on posting this info on the web
after completing the game. It's worth reading:
THE ROOM FULL OF MONSTERS IN HAPPY HAPPY, CARNAGE CARNAGE
It took me about 4 weekends, playing from 1 to 3 hours per session, to complete this
The first time I killed all the monsters in the room (about 10 nightmares, 6 Oozes and
8 Ghouls) I make a mistake: I entered through the West door, where you only have to
face 2 nightmares before entering the room, but since you can't go back to the safe
rune using the same door ('cause it won't open ever again) I have to go to the East one
and before I was able to reach it I was toasted by 2 nightmares.
The better but harder way is entering through the East door, turn left, face 3 Ghouls,
turn right, face a Ghoul and a Nightmare, and before entering the room with the 4 dead
german soldiers, wait for the nightmare to appear from the East room and kill it.
How do you deal with all those monsters at the same time?
When you step on the green arrows there's a door in front of you, plus one to your left
and one to your right. Lets call them, from left to right, door #1, door #2 and - you
guess it - door #3.
When the doors open, drink the red potion, sidestep right, walk backwards and kill the
monsters coming out door #3. If you're lucky the first group of monsters supposed to
come out from door #2 will try to get to you through door #3 and they'll get stuck with
Try to kill first the nightmares, then the Ghouls and then the Oozes, but since you can't
stay in the same place for too long just try to kill the ones who are closer to you and do
Now turn left and kill the monsters that are coming out from the other 2 doors (who are
already firing at you) and enter the treasure room through door #1. Shoot as many
monsters as you can and get back to the first room via door #3. Dodge those flying
fishes and return to the treasure room using again door #1.
If you're still very lucky most of the monsters at this point are dead or need just 1 or 2
shots to die because they have been hitting each other while you were circling around
them. You can wait for the remaining ones to come in and even check your carnage
status. Chances are you'll have to revert.
THE BEGINING OF A PLAGUE OF DEMONS
In most of the cases you just have to deal with 4 Wraiths before getting to the infra-red
The 1st one is easy. When you enter the level, the player is facing a wall. Turn about
20 degrees to the left, wait a second and shoot twice. Blam! The Wraith is toast. Now
climb back to "Feel The Power" and save.
The 2nd Wraith will come from the same direction as the first one, almost immediately,
if not at the same time. This is the hardest to kill. You'll have to wait until it fires so you
dodge the projectile as you shoot in that direction. Do it again in order to kill it. Now go
back and save.
The 3rd is easy. Pass the left corner of the first room, turning 90 degrees, so you end
up facing West. Wait for a second and shoot. The Wraith will wake up and fire at you.
Now all you have to do is dodge and shoot (doing this after killing the second Wraith
make it easier). Be careful and don't get to far from the wall, or the other Wraiths
nearby will attack you. Now go back and save!
The 4th is standing at the entrance of the room where you'll find the goggles. Just look
over the corner (don't pass it) and shoot straight to the entrance. Fall back and do the
same as with the last 2 Wraiths.
Each time I killed the 4th Wairth, there was 2 Oozes waiting for me at the upper level
near the saving rune, so watch out!
If you decide to go for the goggles before saving, you'll have to face 3 more Wraiths.
The 5th and 6th will attack you when you enter the room where the dead soldier lies.
The 7th will appear when you're going back to the stairs.
THE END OF A PLAGUE OF DEMONS
This problem have a simple solution, but you gotta be quick.
Activate the blue crystal before going into the large corridor leading to the final area of
the map. Now take a look at the floor. There are 3 mushroom patches on this corridor.
The first 2 Wraiths will attack you by the time you'll be walking over the 3rd patch.
When you're reaching this patch, discharge the crystal and stop (in that order). You'll
hear the first Wraith freezing at the same time it will come out of the darkness. Finish
him with your gun before the discharge wear off.
Back-up, save your game and do the same to kill the 2nd Wraith.
The other 4 Wairths will attack you when you're passing over a water pond located a few
steps after the 3rd mushroom patch. The blue crystal won't help you if they come out
too close one from another. You gotta try until you can have enough time to kill one
Wraith, turn around, kill the other one, and turn around again and kill the other 2. The
small corridor where the first Wraiths came out will help you with this.
The rest of area is piece of cake, but I recommend you to save your game one more
time before going for the Phantasm and the last 2 remaining Wraiths.