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Shoot Those Slorgs Away!!


by hwijaya

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Introduction

Meridell is home to some of the finest fruits and vegetables in the whole of Neopia. Until the Slorgs arrived, that is. Because when the nasty Slorgs decide they are hungry, there is not a farmer in the land who can stop them. You are their only hope to get rid of all that pesky Slorgs.

You play as a Yurble farmer that is fed up with Slorgs that are always eating his crops and food. So he takes matters into his own hands and invents a stunning weapon, the Slorgerizer X4. A gun that shoots out balls of Slorg-B-Gone to repel the slorgs and keep them away.

Controls & Instructions

The controls for this game are quite simple. Use the left and right arrow keys to move the Slorgerizer and the spacebar to shoot a ball of Slorg-B-Gone at the Slorgs. In order to repel the Slorgs , you need to get them in groups of three or more and hit them with a ball of Slorg-B-Gone that is the same colour as the Slorgs. If you don't make a group of three, your ball of Slorg-B-Gone will turn into a Slorg of the same colour. All in all, it's a very simple game. Oh yeah, you do not have to shoot every Slorg-B-Gone ball at the Slorgs. If you do not want to use one ball, just shoot it off the screen away from the line of Slorgs.

Paths

There are 18 different levels in this game. For each new level, you need to repel a certain number of Slorgs in order to get to the next level. The paths that the Slorgs take are also different between levels, but in an easy pattern. There are only six different paths and they occur in order. So, it would not be difficult once you got the hang of it.

Colours

There are six different colors of Slorgs in this game to make it a bit harder. Only three appear in the first few levels with the other three colours being introduced gradually as you play the game. All the new ones will start coming out of the pipe and your Slorgerizer in the levels that they appear except for the Grey Slorgs. It will come out of the Slorgerizer, but not the pipe at the top of your screen. It may not seem so, but this makes the game significantly harder.

Powerups

There are six different powerups that you can help you throughout the game. They are each represented by a color and the balls look the same in the Slorgerizer except they glow slightly. Most of the powerups are good except for one. Here are the list of powerups:

1. Slorg Block

Blocks all the Slorgs that are behind where you shoot the powerup.

2. Slowdown

Slows down all the Slorgs.

3. Super Slorgerizer

Destroys 2 extra Slorgs on either side of where the Slorg-B-Gone hits.

4. Puddle Water

RARE! Turns all the Slorgs on the screen into one random colour. (Make good use of this powerup.)

5. Multislorg

This powerup is bad! It will add around 10 more Slorgs wherever it hits. I prefer to miss intentionally.

6. Slorg Destruct

Destroys all Slorgs behind where it hits.

Note that the powerups only take effect if you hit the path of Slorgs.

Tips & Secrets

There are three different secrets and fun things in this game. They are:

1. The Mysterious Frog

Every once in a while you'll see a little Quiggle's head pop up in the top left hand corner of your screen, right below the pipe that the Slorgs come out of. If you see him there, shoot him! You get an extra 25 points every time you hit him, but be fast, he's only there for a few seconds.

A strategy for the Mysterious Frog is to quickly pause or slow down the Slorg line with a power-up to get a clear shot of the frog. Once you are in the clear, began spamming him with many shots before he disappears. This strategy can rack up points efficiently.

Also, if you are ever waiting for the Slorgs to go farther or anything, always keep your mouse pointed at that spot. Just in case he shows up.

2. Laser Failure

This usually doesn't happen in the early levels, but happens increasingly more as you progress through the game. All that happens is your laser starts to flicker and then disappears all together. But wait! There is a way to stop this. As soon as you see your laser start to flicker type in chargex4. This will put your laser back to normal. You can also type this after your laser disappears. This is a very helpful tip, since it can be quite hard to aim if you have no laser.

3. Revenge of the Slorgs

This is the rarest thing that will happen to you in the game (thank God). The effect is very simple, yet very annoying and makes the game much harder. All it does is reverse your left and right arrow keys. In other words, if you press left, the Slorgerizer goes right and if you press right, the Slorgerizer goes left. It is quite annoying.

Codes

There are two codes that you can put in to help you beat the game. Note that you can't hit any other buttons while typing in the codes. This includes the arrow buttons, so type as fast as you can and be careful not to press Q or you'll quit the game with no confirmation screens. That's bad. Anyway, here are the codes.

1. marrow - Type in this code to get yourself an extra life. This will work anytime in the game, but only once per window. This means that if you use this code, next time you play, you have to close the game window and open a new one in order to use the code again.

2. chargex4 - type in this code when your laser is failing or after it had failed to bring it back to full strength. This can be used infinite times and is very helpful in the game.

Conclusion

Overall, this game is a great way to have fun, though it can be stressful sometimes. But, it is a very enjoyable game and for a bonus, you’ll get a brand new avatar to brag when you send a high enough score. Once again I would like to say that practice really makes perfect. So, don’t give up when you meet a dead end. Let’s start shooting, guys!

 
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