[Episode 5] Deeper into the Jungle
After making it through the first part of the jungle, Chris managed to destroy the machine which is preventing Acarno from using the Gravity Controller.
Now able to move around with greater ease, it’s up to Acarno to continue on to Jamelgalda prison in order to locate and free Dr. Curtis.
You’ll now once again have control of Acarno, who is now back atop the cliff next to the bridge – note that the GRAVITY CONTROLLER is now operational, so make sure it’s turned on. There are now several items to collect;
Head towards the opening through which you originally entered this area. Head forwards and then left before continuing on through to the windy area that you fought against the roboplant in earlier. Fighting against the wind, head through this area and return to the cliff side – approach the tree directly in front of you as you approach the cliff edge.
Drop down from the tree and head back up the passage you came from, returning to the windy area. Head forwards with the wind and back into the passage connecting you to the bridge area. Head forwards, passing the opening on the right and into a new area. Take a few steps forwards to trigger some speech from Acarno;
After picking up the 5 TIME BOMBS, you have a decision to make about how to progress through this next section due to the several sets of laser cannons that fire at you from both sides of the passage;
If you are not concerned about achieving maximum CP (affecting your ability to unlock the hidden Episode 8), then simply run ahead jumping over the rocks until you reach the clearing at the end of this section – which is easy enough, although you must avoid all lasers as they will kill you with one hit.
If you are aiming for maximum CP, you can help your cause by taking out each of the laser cannons – this is of course much trickier and may require a few attempts so it may be worth saving your progress to avoid having to keep restarting (costing CP). Equip the SPIKED BOOTS and follow the steps below to take out the cannons;
In the next area, approach the edge of the cliff.
On top of the final cliff, equip the BIG MAGNUM and take a few steps forward towards the building in front of you.
After being shown the tiger, you regain control of Acarno. Ensure you have the BIG MAGNUM equipped and walk towards the sign on which the tiger is stood – once the music kicks in, he will jump down and try to attack you.
The enemy can be taken out with six to eight shots using the BIG MAGNUM. As with previous bosses, the tiger is not too difficult to kill as he is so slow. The only attack to be aware of is the tiger running towards you and lunging.
Following the brief cut scene, there are a few items to collect before entering the prison;
Drop back down to the floor once you’ve grabbed the items and head up the stairs leading to the prison building before heading through the double doors.