The Let's Play Archive

Descent II

by Star Man

Part 39: Vertigo 07

Featured music - "Crush (Extended)" from the Descent II: the Infinite Abyss Redbook Soundtrack and "Titans" from Gradius IV by Konami.

I hope you have vision insurance, because you're going to need it after you meet this robot:

You read that right--homing flash missiles. The fourth boss of Descent II was also armed with these and is the reason why so many players have a difficult time with that boss. Now we get to deal with it as a common enemy!

The Vertigo Series is also like Descent 1 in many ways. The design of the mines is a bit random, unlike the themed look of Descent II's mines. It also uses the same pattern for its boss robots. One in level seven, and one at the end of the game. Your first boss is...

...a complete pushover, not to mention butt ugly. This robot is only vulnerable to energy weapons and smart missile bomblets. Attack it with the helix cannon or phoenix cannon and it will be destroyed very quickly. This robot is armed with smart missiles and will spray plasma bolts when attacked, so keep moving and keep your distance.