Barnacle Bowling achievement in The Orange Box

Barnacle Bowling

Kill five barnacles with one barrel.

Barnacle Bowling0
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How to unlock the Barnacle Bowling achievement

  • hard eurohard euro100,392
    12 Jan 2008 25 Aug 2008
    42 4 8
    After running away from the Helicopter in the Aquaduct (on foot) and heading into a run-down dungeon-esque building, there is a slippery slope leading down and right with 2 explosive barrels at the top. Move one of the barrels to the top of the slope, and create a save file. Push it down and it should roll and get stuck on barnacle "tongues" and be lifted into the air. The barnacles are behind a ledge, so you must shoot the barrel until it is flaming. Time it so that the barrel explodes as high up as possible. Reload the save if you do not kill all the barnacles at once.
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    AlbinoKidELITEWhich chapter is this in? Surely that is the first piece of info a solution should give, why do so few people bother to say it?!?!?
    Posted by AlbinoKidELITE on 01 Oct 09 at 21:47
    hard euroSorry, I thought that Aquaduct was the name of the level. It's Route Kanal. Photo 7 in this series is the section I referred to: http://bit.ly/cIlTn
    Posted by hard euro on 05 Oct 09 at 17:32
    Stan64This is completly wrong, there are only four Barnacles in three of the alcoves, and three in the second to last one. If you want this achivement you should use the place with a lot of barnacles that is before you get to the helicopter.
    Posted by Stan64 on 21 Jan 10 at 15:52
    drabikCan someone please confirm one way or another?
    Posted by drabik on 30 Mar 10 at 14:06
    KirscoIt's not that bit, but it is in Kanal, here's a video (not mine) showing where to get Barnacle Bowling and Vorticough. It makes it pretty clear and easy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsB13yGTY0Y
    Posted by Kirsco on 04 Apr 10 at 22:40
    hard euroYou should probably post that as a solution, and I'll delete this one. I must have gotten my wires crossed, the 11 positive votes made me think this method worked.
    Posted by hard euro on 06 Apr 10 at 14:41
    PrimeBigTimeWhat he's saying is correct but I believe it's before the helicopter not after. There are like 8 barnacles in the area he's talking about. Got it first try. Thank you
    Posted by PrimeBigTime on 02 Oct 13 at 22:28
    ReaboI made a video of for you guide to make it more clear.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6FgI3qgKFI

    feel free to include in your guide.
    Posted by Reabo on 21 Dec 14 at 10:14
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