- B*tch – easy
- Agent – medium
- Motherf***er – hard
Choosing the right difficulty level is essential. On easy you’ll need to type simpler words, with short phrases only appearing during boss fights. Medium consists mostly of short phrases and is the ideal level for most players. Hardest difficulty will make you type phrases and sentences only.
Difficulty levels don’t impact number of monsters or the time given to the player to type out the words. Also, you won’t need to worry about upper-case letters, spaces or other symbols and punctuation – the game fills those for you.
After beating the story mode on any difficulty you will be able to activate Hardcore mode on any level and any difficulty. Playing on this mode adds two very important twists:
1) you have to take care of spacing and puctuation
2) misstyping a letter will reset the whole phrase and replace it with a new one
- Health packs
- Slow-mo powerups
- Vinyl Records
- Comic books
Picking up objects is done by pressing Tab (it’s just above Caps lock button). The game will only explain this once to you at the beginning and in the heat of battle so it’s very easy to miss explanation for this ability. You won’t be penalized for spamming Tab so use sparringly, especially when hunting for collectibles.
As mentioned above, there are four types of collectible objects. Grabbing each one will net you 2000 points and unlock a portion of bonus content. Most of them are not very obvious to spot or aren’t focused too long (hence the tiny screenshots here) so keep that pinky finger ready to mash Tab.
Collecting all items on a level is required for getting better final score.
- gray – harmless enemy or too far away
- green – enemy is still far enough not to harm you
- yellow – this enemy is near you and might attack
- red (flashing) – top priority! this enemy is preparing to strike
There are, of course, exceptions. Pay close attention to movement of other mutants, as some of them can get quite fast to you. Remember that only one enemy at the time can attack you, so you can control the tempo of the encounters by stunning the attacker first while others keep waiting in line.
A special rule comes with enemies that throw stuff at you – you should always focus on taking down their projectiles as these guys won’t rush towards you, so there’s plenty of time to beat them.
To stun a mutant you just need to type first five letters of it’s phrase without making mistakes. The impact will knock the monster back for a brief moment, breaking its attack and giving you more time to complete the phrase. Fat mutants are more resistant to stuns so they recover quickly.
Stunning a monster will still keep it as your next attacker (red box around phrase).
Even though this sounds like something out of a fighting game, it’s not far from there. To cancel typing of current word/phrase press Backspace. This is a lifesaver as it will allow you to shift your focus at incoming projectiles or faster mutants. Canceling out the phrase will not break your combo nor replace the phrase (if you’re playing on Hardcore mode). The enemy who you’re currently attacking will have arrows in corners of its phrase.
- Extreme violence
- Hardcore violence
- Ultra violence
- Pay close attention to faster mutants and target them first
- Always go for a stun, especially when overwhelmed by monsters
- Don’t bother with puctuation and spaces if you’re not playing on Harcore, but you may type them if that helps you keep up the pace
- Mash Tab 🙂
I hope this guide helped you get into the game more prepared. If you have any suggestions or corrections, feel free to post them in the comment box.