How to Kill Maul Before Final Battle
|Master Qui-Gon ||
|A lot of people have asked me how I did this‚ including Zanzibar‚ so I decided to post it separately to make it easier to find. I did not do any hacking or anything like that‚ I did it by finding the rhythm of game [kind of by instinct rather than thinking].
As you know‚ Maul is supposed to be unbeatable until the very end. This is not the case. You can kill him in “Desert” and in the second part of “Assault” [I haven’t really tried on the first part].
To beat him in “Desert” you have to put away the lightsaber and use something with more firepower. You’re on a timer here and you have to kill him before the ship takes off. When he's almost dead‚ he’ll run in a big circle and then evaporate into thin air. To kill him‚ you have to take out the last bit of his life before he gets a chance to evaporate.
In the second part of “Assault” [where Obi-Wan falls off and has to grab an elevator] it’s a bit harder to kill Maul. There are several ways to do it‚ but the key is in Maul’s spinning kick that he does when his life is knocked down by half. You have to maneuver him so he keeps doing this regardless of whether he's been to the john lately. One way to do this is to press your back against the closed door [the one that you just went through to exit the hangar bay]. If you do this right‚ Qui-Gon will stand on the opposite side of Maul and essentially box him in. With your back pressed against the door and Darth Maul directly in front of you, you have to press and hold the attack button. If you’ve lined yourself up right‚ once Maul starts his spin kick‚ holding the attack button will prevent you from taking damage.
Now comes the hard bit. Maul’s life is supposed to keep refilling back to halfway every few seconds‚ but if you keep at it and he stays in his spin kick‚ eventually it stops refilling. Unlike the end of the game‚ where Maul lies there groaning‚ here he's quite clearly stone dead. This quite confuses Qui-Gon and every few seconds he startles the bajezus out of himself when he steps on Maul’s fallen saber.
Your reward for succeeding at this is a game over; if you try to continue‚ Qui-Gon won’t follow you. The game tries to tell you that Qui-Gon is dead‚ even if your looking right at him. You can get around this by hugging the wall as you approach the elevator. In fact‚ that works regardless of whether you’ve killed Maul. You don’t even have to fight him.
I was a bit surprised that Zanzibar had never hear of this happening. Has anybody else out there figured this out? I spent about 5 minutes throwing a quick web page together‚ with a few Darth Mauled screen shots. Check it out if you like. I also have a few save games for anybody that wants one.
I am the Lizard King, I can do anything.
Last edited by Master Qui-Gon; 05-10-2006 at 03:58 PM.