the Battle Cat, on January 21st 2006, 01:31 AM, said:
Does the "5 times rule" apply across all difficulty levels or does the number rise as the difficulty level rises?
We beat him on Insane in coop and it can't have taken more than five cycles to kill him. You just send in the hand to cycle the buttons, and if he manages to kill it you lure out a civilian and eat them for another go. His long-range red beam isn't particularly scary, and as long as you keep a good distance from him/the machine, he won't use the horrible green one. No need to hit him extra with anything else (though that was my instinct too).
The realisation that the hand can press the buttons turned the fight from horrible to reasonably entertaining.
Re: throwing Mall Boss Guy off the mall's top floor, I actually did that using the head by accident - he survives
. That was on my first play through the encounter, and I was awfully confused as to what I was meant to do next (he made the screaming falling noise and I thought he'd died). I ended up making my way down to the bottom, thinking that maybe I was meant to go outside or something, and found him down there.