[Episode 5] Back to Acarno in the Jungle
Following a journey down the river, Chris’ boat ride is abruptly brought to an end due to large rocks in her way. We once again turn our attention to Acarno’s descent deeper into the jungle.
Playing once again as Acarno, you’ll have to see off the remaining part of the jungle before arriving at Jamelgalda Prison.
Back in control of Acarno, head forwards up the path and come to a cliff edge. Standing between the two trees on the very edge of the cliff, equip the WET SUIT.
Equip the FLAME THROWER and the INSULATOR BOOTS and head into the next area.
In the next area equip the SHOCK ABSORBER boots and PARA JACKET – this will allow you to glide while jumping. Approach the bridge directly in front of you.
You’ll now regain control of Chris in the boat and will have to navigate a second section that differs little from the first.
Once Chris has finished talking, head over to the control panel attached to the base of the large anti-gravity defence station.
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;
Back on top of the cliff, 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. Equip the WET SUIT and 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 tricker and may require a few attempts so it may be worth saving your process 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.