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Escape Velocity in Iron Man

Escape Velocity43 (25)

Sever the tether before the satellite overloads in the Space Tether mission

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Achievement Guide for Escape Velocity

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Achievement won on 20 May 09
TA Score for this game: 1,916
Posted on 05 June 09 at 18:11, Edited on 05 June 09 at 18:19
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To unlock this achievement you must destroy the tether in the mission entitled "Space Tether" which is the 12th mission before the 4 minute timer runs out. This achievement can be unlocked during any difficulty but I highly recommend this on Easy.

This achievement is pretty much a given. It is part of the mission and while you are not guaranteed to get it, the task must be preformed to beat the mission and there is ample time to do it.

Below is my guide on how to beat this level (it was written for the hardest difficulty but still works just fine for easy mode):

Mission 12: Space Tether

Recommended Power Distribution: Life Support (up on the d-pad) the whole level.

There are four defenses you need to take out. Each one is heavily guarded and they can do some real quick damage. So take your time and use cover ALLOT. Take out all the enemy forces and then take out the defense objective. Once you start the mission go straight to work on your first base, use the mountains and structures there for cover. Once you finish with that, work your way to the right, stay in the valley for cover. If needed fly out of the valley and go the the mountains on your right. Take out all four this way (use valley first and then use the mountains on the right for a different vantage point if needed). You can lose one or two reboots but should not have too.

Next your going to have to take out the control boxes. There is four of them. Ignore all enemies (because they respawn anyway) and take them out, don't worry about cover either since you have good armor. Just focus your full attacks (hold RT and use Y when missiles are ready) then move to the next one as soon as possible. Once all four are done you can move to the very center of this structure. You can lose one reboot on this one with no concern.

Now you have to destroy the inner guts of the defenses. Just hover around and focus all your attacking power on these defenses. If you get low on health you can land on the ground and you will see a little entrance looking holes at the base of the structure (there are four of them). You will be completely safe inside there. Once your done with the center defenses your TIMER will start at four minutes, fly to the very top of the structure and take out the tether. This is very easy and you should lose no reboots.


This achievement will help you unlock the following achievement (please check that achievement guide for more information):

Iron ManExcelsior!The Excelsior! achievement in Iron Man worth 169 pointsComplete Hero Objectives for all missions
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