This boss is one of the last bosses you face before heading to the final stretch of Islets.
So you’re reaching the end of islets – Areas become darker, enemies more relentless, and the atmosphere more cloying. The game builds up this encounter very well, giving you a terrifying glimpse of this rogue robot in a scene that could have been in a horror game.
However, when you get down to business, Rogue Bot can be a bit easy if you’ve been honing your platforming skills. With trained reflexes and all the upgrades you’ve picked up throughout the game, it shouldn’t be too much trouble to take down this mechanical rodent!
Rogue Bot Attacks
All of Rogue Bot’s attacks are actually mechanisms built into the arena; at least, that’s the case until you hit him enough to start the second phase of the fight.
|Attack||Description||How to counter|
|Meat mincer||Two large spiked boxes fall on either side of the arena before crashing into the center. Once they collide, they rise up into the air and onto the ceiling.||When you see the boxes fall, head to the left or right of the center of the arena. Jump twice on the boxes as they travel to the center. Don’t jump on them in the middle. Alternatively, you can dodge and go through a box as it travels towards you.|
|arrow shooter||Two halves of a circle crash into the center of the arena and then begin to release waves of arrows.||There will be easily visible gaps in the arrows that you can stand between. You will have to adjust slightly between each wave. Avoid rolling dodge to be safe.|
|laser box||A box hangs from the top of the screen and starts shooting a rotating laser around the arena.||Dodge the laser as it moves towards you.|
|spiked cannon||A cannon rises from the ground and fires spiked mines into the air. These will spread out across the arena, bounce once off the ground, and then fall through the ground.||Try to get between two of these mines and watch out for the ricochet.|
|Raging eye lasers||Once enraged, Rogue Bot will start firing laser blasts at you between each attack it makes, making any other attacks harder to dodge.||Rogue Bot fires three pairs of lasers – they’re pretty easy to dodge, but can make it hard to dodge other attacks. A good way to counter this attack is to keep moving at all times.|
How to beat the rogue robot
Honestly, this boss fight plays out more like a persistent obstacle course, and at this point in the game, it should be a great opportunity to show off your skills. If you’re skilled enough with your reaction times, this could be a great candidate for the achievement of taking no damage during a boss fight.
- Dodge through crates during the Meat Grinder attack is probably a safer way to deal with it, but Jumping will allow you to get some damage on.
- This boss has very low health, but it is important to note that only attacks to his head will damage him – the body is not part of the hitbox.
- It will be tempting to attack during the Laser Box attack, but resist the urge. The laser is incredibly fast. Instead, try using your bow for some quick damage.
- The only time you have to be on your guard is during the second phase, but the fight must end so quickly that it may even be possible brute force through damage if you are healthy enough once the phase begins.
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