Mission 8: Volcano Dome Facility
Achievements:Mission 08 cleared (20)
“Volcano” explorer (20)
Remove the Genessa on the walls ahead, to prevent further Trilid swarms. Anchor up up to the containers and to your right up the ramp. Activate the Data Post, and move across the beam.
Once you have the VS Rocket Launcher shoot at the Neegal you saw entering a few moments ago. Move down the hill killing all Neegal that spawn. When you reach the containers, shoot the Genessa, or fuel tanks. Hitting either one will make everything explode anyways, and torch swarms of Sepia/Sydsepia.
Activate the data post, and fight off the Sydsepia onslaught. Moving around the corridor to your left, climb aboard the GTF-11.
Push through the doors, and watch for a few Raibee. Inside you’ll have a new Cakti to play with, and a good time to blow up the approaching Neegals.
Pilot the Cakti to the next Data Post and then into the Volcano facility. Quickly look to the ceiling and remove all Genessa from the location. Next take out the Trillid. The Cannon is over-kill right now, so use the Vulcan laser.
Get onto the road and watch for Raibees and a Godon as you move towards the Data Post. Once you can activate the Data Post. Before you make it to the red transport container more Neegal will appear. Once all’s clear, blast through and get yourself the Faze. (Yes it’s hard to part with the Cakti but necessary). Just use the Faze to get to and activate each Data Post.
Just run to the southern exit. Kill off the Cyclops’s , and get into the Faze. Destroy the structure holding up the VS over the lava. Then grab yourself the Hardballer. As you push over the bridge and travel the roadway to the 18 wheelers you’ll encounter more NEVEC soldiers and two VS’s. You’ll have to take out another Cakti up ahead, but it won’t be a tough battle like in mission 07.
Activate the next Data Post ahead, and drop into the shaft. If you want to use the Hardballer for the boss battle, it’s best to switch VS’s as well. In the next room are two more VS’s to take out, so grab the EM Laser once you drop onto this landing. Activate the next Data Post. Move in so you can attach both the Rocket Launcher and EM Laser to your VS. Now you are ready to blow up anything. When everything is clear, and you’re ready to move on, go back, put your new toys onto the Hardballer, and proceed.
Battle the D-Cakti:
The D-Cakti will be commanding 3 Cakti. Use the EM Laser to stun each of the Cakti, and then blow them up with the Rocket Launcher.
Once they’re clear move in on the D-Cakti. Like the Cakti, the D-Cakti is strongest in Tank formation, and will have it’s weakest point on the backside. In normal form, the central hub is still the weakest point, but likewise weaker from the back. The Vulcan Laser will give you a few problems but nothing damaging, so don’t beat yourself up if you can’t avoid it. Unlike the Cakti, in tank form drilling, or hovering to drop over you will not inflict as much damage as a direct hit with the Missiles Launcher or Cannon.
Dash away from the D-Cakti when it hovers, or tries to drill rush you. When it’s ready to fire the cannon hover or dash aside, the shot is on a straight trajectory. The Missiles while stronger are a bit slower, giving you more time to react to their approach.
Use the Grenade Launcher once you run out of Rocket launcher ammunition. And if you take too much damage, there are still two other Hardballers near the storage crates. Hover over it when as it finishes an attack to get a fast shot on its weaker back. Don’t waste shots when it’s in tank form, you likely will not be presented with a view of its back, or lower side to make a worthy shot on it. If you can, then go for it though.
Target Marks: Target spells “Volcano”
-O- Between red containers on the first floor room of the complex like-structure.
- L- Looking south-east in the room with lava, up on the ledge behind several pipes.
-C- On top of the transport container with the Faze inside it.
-A- Under the road, at the intersection, anchor yourself up onto a slanted bridge support beam.
-N- Jumping off the roadway onto the metal bridge, “N” is resting on a crossbeam.
-O- behind the giant fan, looking south, “O” is sitting just behind the blades.