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Help Corner : Tactics
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This page presents some (useful ?) XBlast tactics : there are 4 main categories
  • basic stuff : beginner (stupid ? ;) stuff
  • attack : kill kill kill
  • defense : don't let them kill you, defend your life
  • suicide : this is bad, very bad.. but sometimes very useful
Some tactics take advantage of the new extras which are only available in the EPFL-XBlast version, d/l it from the MODs : Downloads page.

See the In Action (demos) page, Help/Tricks section, for some illustrated "tricks" and cool "moves".
 

category : basic stuff Tip #1

As long as you're alive, you can still win !


 

comment : from VVL

category : basic stuff Tip #2

When you're dead it doesn't mean you've lost, the other players can still die !


 

comment : from VVL

category : basic stuff Tip #3

Avoid the shrink, it is lethal.


 

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category : basic stuff Tip #4

If you die, don't do it alone : press space.


 

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category : basic stuff Tip #5

Last hope tactics : turn your opponents monitor off, move his mouse on another application, hit any (possibly the drop-bomb) key on his keyboard... of course some players consider this as "cheating" but well... it works :-)


 

comment : from VVL (I do NOT encourage this ;)

category : basic stuff Tip #6

Don't use the same "move" too often... your enemies will get used to it.


 

comment : from VVL

category : basic stuff Tip #7

Don't show your "weaknesses" (few bombs, no extra).


 

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category : basic stuff Tip #8

If you see you won't be able to reach an extra before your opponent try to destroy the extra.


 

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category : offensive tactics No I don't have it

Make'em think you don't have the special extra... don't use it or use the "no, no I swear I don't have it" secret-weapon (ok, it IS a lie, but you are here to WIN, isn't it ?)


 

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category : offensive tactics push push push

Push 4 or 5 bombs in a "corridor" ... maybe someone will get stuck in your bombs... and it is a good training !

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category : offensive tactics Coalition

Sign a temporary 'peace treaty' with one of your opponents to kill someone else easier (of course, you will break the treaty as soon as it can get useful for you)


 

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category : offensive tactics Retour de flamme (back-burner)

Kick one bomb at each end of a corridor, when the first bomb explodes it will hit the other one and the explosion will go through the corridor again in the other direction (ie. the corridor will be 'on fire' twice as long as normal)

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comment : from VVL

category : offensive tactics Schwarzenegger-Willis-Stallone

Also known as SWS-tactic, a tactic, where you run around, blindly dropping bombs and kicking and blowing everything in reach, in the desperate hope that either you or your partner will be the survivor in the end.

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comment : from Stn

category : offensive tactics Sniper

A tactic, where you concentrate on a particular player and try to neutralize him.


 

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category : offensive tactics Triangle-move

If one of your opponents is in a corner, drop 3 bombs forming a "L" to block him

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comment : from VVL

category : offensive tactics Pusher-stop

In a level with the push-bombs-extra don't forget you can trap your ennemies in a corridor by dropping TWO bombs (does not work if bombs are snooker-bombs)

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category : defense tactics Hasenfuss

Named after the famous hunter Johann Hasenfuss, a tactics, where you keep at the edges of the field, trying to avoid any attention from the opponents and to survive long enough to be killed by the shrink


 

comment : from Stn

category : defense tactics Hide

Hide in a corner and wait... (this sucks but there seem to be some hide- specialists everywhere where xblast is played)


 

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category : defense tactics Time-out

If you are in a bad posture (no extra, only 1 life left, ...) run around until level time-out (only works if quake-mode is off)


 

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category : defense tactics Bomb Protection

In levels with pushable bombs and contact between player and bombs but NOT between bombs when someone throws a bomb in your direction drop one too, it will stop the other one.

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comment : from VVL

category : suicide Why use suicide ?

Suicide is bad, but suicide can be useful :
  • if you have more lives
  • if you want someone's extra
  • because you're dead anyway, so why not kill someone
  • to annoy the other players ;)
  • for fun !


 

comment : from VVL

category : suicide How to suicide ?

There are many ways to suicide, here are some :
  • when you die in a flame, drop a bomb, it will explode instantly and might kill someone
  • when you "resurect" after having lost a life, you are invincible for a short time, use this moment to detonate bombs everywhere
  • when you loose your last life, try to drop a bomb just after the explosion that kills you, this might be enough to reach the time-out


 

comment : from VVL