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Little Rocket Man in The Orange Box

Little Rocket Man94 (30)

Send the garden gnome into space.

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Achievement Guide for Little Rocket Man

Blue Radium
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Blue Radium
Achievement won on 06 Aug 08
TA Score for this game: 2,405
Posted on 06 August 08 at 22:48
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This is, in my opinion, the most fun achievement in the game. The gnome is discovered in the communications shack that you and Alyx enter at the very beginning of the game, just look on the ground and under everything on the floor, you will easily spot it. You must take this little gnome through the entire game with you, all the way to the White Forest rocket Silo (pre-fighting.) Once you reach the Silo, watch the talking, and wait for the part where Lamarr jumps into a little hatch in the rocket. You must place the gnome in this same opening. YOU MUST CLOSE THE HATCH'S DOOR . No closed door = no achievement. As soon as you close the door, the achievement will unlock.

Once you know that, it is pretty strait forward. Don't lose the little guy, make sure that he is safe at all times.

When you and the vortigaunt go to get the Extract, you can leave him sitting by Alyx, as to not have to carry him around with you through the Antlion Den. I have tested this, and can assure you that he will not disappear.

To get him through the driving scenes, you must shove him into the back window of your car. Set him in position, then gravity gun him about 20 times to get him really stuck. I assure you, he will still fall out, so be sure to check constantly for the little guy in the back of the car.

During fighting scenes, be sure that he is in an out of the way location. If he is in the middle of the encounter, he can be sent flying, making it very hard to find him.
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