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Title: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Leo on May 14, 2013, 07:01:14 PM
My favorite requires either an arrow, climbing gloves or a rope.
Also works if you steal climbing gloves.

The set up:
Toss up a rope right outside the shop.
Or impale your arrow in the wall above the shop entrance
If you have climbing gloves you don't need to do that^

The Heist:
Grab an item and run out the shop. Jump and grab your rope or arrow or the wall.
Wait for shoppy to run out and curbstomp his stupid head. Grab shot gun kill him.

Works really great and all you need is an arrow. And a desire to kill shoppies

How.. how do you do that?! On XLBA?


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: halibabica on May 14, 2013, 07:57:06 PM
I haven't played XBLA, so I'm not sure if/how it's possible. On PC, though, if you're carrying an arrow and run quickly, you can stick it to the wall if you throw it hard enough. Then, you can grab onto it and hang there. Firing the bow at full strength into the wall can do it, too.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Urza on May 14, 2013, 09:26:46 PM
The Pitcher's Mitt works too. But the running throw trick is the best since you don't need anything besides the arrow.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Leo on May 14, 2013, 10:54:54 PM
Ah, thanks. I'll try it later in XBLA.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: KarjamP on May 15, 2013, 04:22:31 AM
Or use a bow at full power.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: halibabica on May 15, 2013, 05:42:35 AM
Or use a bow at full power.
I haven't played XBLA, so I'm not sure if/how it's possible. On PC, though, if you're carrying an arrow and run quickly, you can stick it to the wall if you throw it hard enough. Then, you can grab onto it and hang there. Firing the bow at full strength into the wall can do it, too.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: IFapToYourSister on May 15, 2013, 05:44:02 AM
Or use a bow at full power.
Bows aren't in the XBLA version  :(


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Urza on May 15, 2013, 09:17:21 AM
Bows aren't in the XBLA version  :(
Huh. Did not know that. It was kind of weak in the original, but it's odd that it was removed instead of getting upgraded a bit. I wonder if the boomerang was intended as a replacement.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Nathan on May 16, 2013, 08:45:48 PM
Pistol isn't in it either


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Arucard on May 28, 2013, 03:42:58 AM
That's shocking and disappointing...

I could see the firearms being overpowered, but the bow with it's limited ammo should at least be there.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Wonkyth on May 28, 2013, 01:24:36 PM
Nah, I think that the bow really needed more infrastructure to work properly.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Nathan on May 28, 2013, 03:01:08 PM
Bow was a great idea, but it didnt quite work right. I agree with Wonkyth on this one.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: q0099 on May 28, 2013, 03:13:54 PM
Bow was a nice idea of weapon which is, as well, useful for climbing, with stackable projectiles available from disarming the traps. Also, it could shot bomb-arrows!
Actually, it would be very useful, if pistol and shotgun wouldn't be spotted on the first world.
I remember there was a few nice action-puzzles with bow mechanics in some custom levels, like Archer man (http://mossmouth.com/forums/index.php?topic=727.0).


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Arucard on May 30, 2013, 08:56:26 AM
Nah, I think that the bow really needed more infrastructure to work properly.
I don't understand what you guys mean by this, what would you change to make the bow work better? Free aim, or angle-shots?

I really liked that you could grab the arrows from traps and keep them, just too bad they were only in the first and last areas. Also, like Q said, bomb-arrows!


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: hyperme on May 30, 2013, 09:20:53 AM
Also, like Q said, bomb-arrows!

FACT: Shopkeepers don't treat bomb-arrows as bombs.
FACT: This makes them useful for thievery.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: q0099 on May 30, 2013, 10:50:45 AM
Quote from: Arucard
I don't understand what you guys mean by this, what would you change to make the bow work better? Free aim, or angle-shots?
It's more about bringing the balance between weapons. Like, firearms could have finite ammo, which could be obtained only in shops or, rarely, from the crates, while making the bow easily obtainable early in the game. This would force player to make a choice between using deadly but short on supply firearms or stick with player-skill-biased but renewable bow.

Personally, I like the bow and would like Derek to bring it back into new Spelunky PC version. Alongside with the custom level editor.


Title: Re: Impaling a arrow?!
Post by: Nathan on May 31, 2013, 10:33:54 PM
Microsoft is too much of a bitch to allow custom levels (and sharing thereof). Hopefully that is one of the "new features" of the PS3 version