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Help Corner : Bomb Types
. . . . . . . . . . Intro
This page starts with some basic/general info about bombs and then presents all XBlast bomb types, for each of them you can see a cool animated gif picture (thanks to Jerome Amilhastre), as well as a little description. (some images and/or descriptions are missing at this time - will add them soon)

Bombs marked with a E are only available in the EPFL-XBlast version, d/l it from the MODs : Downloads page.
 

. . . . . . . . . . Range
The range of a bomb is its size. If a bomb has a range of 3, when it explodes, it will "burn" 3 blocks on its left, its right, above and below (a bomb with a range of 0 will only "burn" the square under itself - be careful, range 0 bombs WILL kill you if they are kicked against you [especialy if bombs are set to explode on contact with players]). To increase the size (the range) of your bombs you must pick up a Range extra. The range of your bombs can also be temporary modified by the IllMiniBombs illness (all your bombs will be of range 1). Mini-bombs can be recognized in the game : they are smaller than the other bombs (like a Firecracker bomb).

. . . . . . . . . . Fuse
The fuse of a bomb defines how long it takes before the bomb blows. Fuse time can be normal, fast or slow (Blast-now bombs have a fuse-time of 0, this is an exception). The exact fuse-time depends on your game-speed, so I can't tell you how long it will take for your bombs to explode but there is one thing to remember : all bombs "flash" 4 times before they blow (flash......flash....flash..flash.boum).

. . . . . . . . . . Malfunctions
Bombs can have malfunctions, this means they won't explode for a long time. Malfunctions happen randomly or can also happen to ALL your bombs if you've picked up the IllMalfunction illness (note: we call this "la mouillotte" here ;).

. . . . . . . . . . Haunted Bombs
Bombs can be haunted, meaning they will move around at random. This is a level-specific setting and will affect all bombs, there is no corresponding illness.

. . . . . . . . . . The Defuse Kit
There is no defuse-kit in XBlast, but this is a little "trick" than can be very useful; most bombs, when hit by another explosion, will explode like a Normal bomb (for example, if someone drops a Nuclear bomb, try to make it explode with one of your Normal bombs to turn the Nuclear into a Normal bomb too).

category : bomb - E Anti-Scissor

Drops 5 bombs in a '>' on your left

 
 
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category : bomb Blast-now

This bomb explodes at once (fuse time is 0)... only use it when you are invincible, or you will die in the explosion (good bomb for suicide attacks ;)

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category : bomb Combo

Drops 5 bombs on the row where you stand and 3 bombs 2 rows higher

 
 
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category : bomb Close

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category : bomb Construction

When this bomb explodes it "builds" a wall (a blastable one) where it did go boom.

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category : bomb Destruction

These bombs allow you to destroy REAL solid walls (of course they also destroy EXTRA blocks)

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category : bomb - E Diagonal

Drops 3 bombs in diagonal ( ' \ ' )

 
 
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category : bomb - E Distance

This is a very special bomb: every time you drop one, another bomb is droped symmetrically to your position in relation to the center of the level.

 
 
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category : bomb - E Farpyro

Drops a normal bomb at your position + 2 pyro bombs 2 rows higher and 2 cols on the left and on the right of your pos

 
 
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category : bomb Firecracker

Explodes in a nice growing flame-circle (goes around walls).

 
 
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category : bomb Fungus

This bomb grows (multiplies) and then explodes (does not go around walls).

 
 
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category : bomb Grenade

Similar to the Firecracker but the explosion looks more like a square and does not grow (but goes around walls too).

 
 
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category : bomb - E Lucky

Drops the bomb anywhere in the level.

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category : bomb - E Mine

This is a mine... it will only explode when someone comes near.

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category : bomb Napalm

Similar to Firecracker or Grenade, but the central explosion is bigger (longer range).

 
 
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category : bomb Normal

The basic bomb... nothing special... makes an explosion looking like a '+'

 
 
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category : bomb - E Nuclear

Use this carefully. If you have enough range the whole level 'explodes' (if you have more lives than your enemies, nuk'em ;)

 
 
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category : bomb - E Parallel

When the bomb explodes it drops some other bombs ~ following a diagonal from top right to bottom left.

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category : bomb -E Parasol

Drops 6 bombs looking like an arrow, or like a parasol : 1 under your position and 5 on the 2 lines above.

 
 
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category : bomb -E Protection

Instantly constructs 4 blastable blocks AROUND YOU (to protect you).

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category : bomb Pyro

Similar to a Firecracker bomb but the Pyro moves around for some time, making it a very dangerous bomb for all players.

 
 
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category : bomb Random

As the name tells, random bombs can be of any type... be carefull it might by a Napalm...

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category : bomb Renovation

This bomb is very dangerous, it does "push away" the walls around it when it explodes (be VERY careful)

 
 
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category : bomb - E Ring Of Fire

Creates a ring (or circle) of explosions around you (it does NOT kill you if you don't move).

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category : bomb - E Search

This is a 'smart-bomb' :-) it moves and seeks your opponents (does not target team-partners).

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category : bomb - E Scissor

Drops 5 bombs in a '<' on your right.

 
 
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category : bomb Three Bombs

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category : bomb Triangle

Drops 3 bombs; one at your position, one 2 rows away from you and one 2 columns away.

 
 
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