Log Post #7 of 9
From: warpio | Posted: 11/30/2016 04:48:00 PMUpdated: 7/20/2017 11:45:02 AM
|Castle Center... the infamous nitro level.|
this place is really big and intimidating, but there's not really many ways you can get lost. there's a lot of different vampire enemies here but they are all pretty easy, especially when you have whip powerups.
wtf... I brought the nitro all the way down to the place it was needed, but it didn't work. am I missing something still? I do kinda remember another part to this puzzle from the last time I played, but I've been everywhere and I haven't found anything other than the nitro.
oh... there was a door I forgot about. it leads through a series of rooms (one of them you have to battle like 8 lizards before you can go through the door), leading to the other side of that hallway area where the nitro is... there I met a friendly lizard man, who tells me I need both the nitro and the mandragora to destroy the breakable wall, and he gives me the key to the torture chamber where the mandragora is.
I went to that room with the nitro, and on the other side Malus was there, he taunts Reinhardt and says he'll never escape this castle... oh, and since I already grabbed some nitro from the opposite side and disposed of it into the disposal chute when I realized I didn't know where to use it... at least I think that's how this works, otherwise the whole "no jumping or getting hit" obstacle course I had to go through was for nothing.
oh, I get it... checked a guide and found out there are TWO places you need to put the nitro and mandragora. one of them is in that giant boss room near the beginning... yikes, that means I have to get through that first hallway with the hellhounds while carrying nitro... the first place where you need nitro/mandragora leads to a library that you can climb up through several secret ceiling holes and get to some big room that displays the stars/planets.. and you have to use the hints given to you by the 3 statues that were in this level to arrange the statues at the locations of Venus, Mars, and Neptune... and that disables the seal on the cracked wall in the giant bull room so you can now blow that up with nitro/mandragora.
Now there's no need to ever come back to this side of the nitro hallway. I need to go back through that first nitro path that I went through a couple times already when I didn't know what I was doing, and this time I need to bring nitro all the way back to the giant bull room near the beginning.
I somehow lucked out, the hellhounds didn't spawn when I got back there with the nitro... either that or I killed them so quickly with my axes I never even saw them. it also helps that I now know my way around this level 100%...
blowing up that wall in the giant bull room lead to a thing to release the magic on the elevator in that room with the blood monsters. I knew that had to be a non-optional thing... and this also made the dead bull come alive and start attacking... this boss battle is really easy if you stay locked onto him and side-jump around a lot to dodge all his attacks.. I never even got hit once. Then after that, before getting back to the elevator room, you meet Rosa and Death, and Rosa is now more of a vampire than before and she attacks you... another boss battle already? this was pretty easy too though, I only got hit a few times.
finally, got to the end of the Castle Center level... that alone took over 2 hours. I still need to do this level one more time on Carrie's route. according to the guide the only thing different is the hellhounds in the first hall are replaced by biker skeletons.. and probably also that Malus scene and the Rosa scene are changed or removed.