Oh no, it's the Chia Clowns! Aren't they those evil creatures from the Battledome?
The evil creations of Dr. Sloth? Shouldn't I turn around and not play this game?
Nonsense. Carnival of Terror is a fun game, and a good way to earn Neopoints
too. You just need a strategy to make a lot of NP, which I will help you with.
The Enemies & Items
There are six different kinds of enemies to beat, and some of them give more
points than the other ones. I've read an article on this game that gave other
enemy point values, then I checked personally. I think the enemy point value
of the game has been changed, so I will list the new values below.
Chia Clown head: When you see a Chia Clown falling down or walking around,
and you shoot it in the head, it changes into some brown kind of robot, which
I'll discuss later. Anyway, for every Chia Clown head you hit, you get two game
points, which you can also count as two Neopoints, since the game points are
exactly worth as much as Neopoints.
Chia Clown arm: When you shoot a Chia Clown in one of his two arms the arm
will disappear. Unfortunately, you don't get any points for this : ( So I suggest
you don't shoot any Chia Clowns in the arm because it's only a waste of ammo.
Chia Clown feet: When you shoot a Chia Clown in his feet, a Chia Clown head
crawling on his arms will remain. Shooting a Chia Clown in its feet will again
give you two points, but the Chia Clown can explode, though.
Brown Robot: When you shoot a Chia Clown head, the brown robot will remain.
It looks pretty silly, not like the happy Chia Clown anymore. Anyway, killing
a brown robot will give you two additional points. When you shoot a Chia Clown
and it's dead in one shot it will count as a brown robot.
Umbrella: The umbralla is no real enemy, but when a Chia Clown is flying down
and you shoot the umbrella, you will get two points. When you shoot the Chia
Clown from a high place, it will not survive the fall. However, if you shoot
it close to the ground it won't die, but you will still get the points for it.
Pies: No, pies aren't nice in this game. As a matter of fact, they're pretty
dangerous. But the good news is that they aren't worth two points, but three
points! You HAVE TO hit these when they come flying towards you, because if
you don't, you'll get some damage, and we don't want that to happen, do we?
Clock: Now, we'll go on with the items. The clock will give you extra time,
one of the three things that can kill you. When the red clock in the right bottom
has made a full circle, you'll die because you have run out of time. This is
the most common cause of death, because clocks are pretty rare, so make sure
you always get these.
Brown box: The brown box will give you extra ammo. You can see how much ammo
you have left in the black meter. The more colored it gets, the less ammo you
will have left over. You can easily save ammo by not shooting around like a
crazy maniac and by taking all of the brown boxes. When your meter is full you
will die, with the cause of death being that you ran out of bullets.
Health box: The health box looks like a white box with a red cross on it.
It'll give you extra health, which is displayed under the ammo meter. You see
the red crosses, that's your health. You can lose health by getting hit by pies,
so shoot those pies! When your health meter runs out you will die, with the
cause of death being that you were out of health.
Those were all the enemies and items. It's pretty useful to know something
about them, so now let's move on to the strategies.
There are a few strategies to shoot the clowns. You can just keep shooting
at them, but there are some ways to earn more points while shooting. Most of
the times you'll just shoot them out of the air or just shoot them. If they
are coming from the air, no matter how high they are, just try to shoot their
umbrella. Don't be busy with one Chia Clown for too long, because there are
still a lot of others to destroy as well. So, if you shoot off their umbrella
while they're close to the ground, you will still have a Chia Clown left over
which can give you some points.
The way you can get the most points with one Chia Clown is to first shoot
the umbrella, then shoot his head off, then you shoot the feet, then last but
not least finish the whole thing by shooting the brown robot. This strategy
takes some time, so only use it when a Chia Clown is very very close. Always
remember that there are still a lot of other Chia Clowns left.
As I already said above, you can shoot Chia pieces off before they actually
die, so always try to shoot off some pieces first. Don't kill the Chia Clown
in one shot.
These are all the strategies I can give you. Carnival of Terror is a great
way to earn NP, if you know how to play it. Now that you know that, I wish you
good luck at playing the game. I hope you have fun, and if you still have some
questions which I didn't mention in my article, or if you just want to tell
me what you think about my article, you can always neomail me.