I want to clarify some aspects about the Calico Boss solution.
The good thing is that if done right, you can get a 30x combo in the final Calico boss battle pretty easy. The bad thing though is that if you don't know what to do, it seems impossible and you ask yourself what the hell the others were thinking when they suggested Calico to get the 30x combo.
I had trouble because the solutions were not specific enough and I could not make it work on my own. It only worked when I looked in the comments and Eric Filtro
pointed out the key component of the solution. To save others a headache, I will write the strategy and how the solution by BillJones0302
is intended to work.
And thanks do Eric Filtro
, you saved my day with your 2 cents. =)
The key to the strategy:
After you destroy the machine Calico is standing on, you will fight him in person. Calico has the ability to heal himself when he receives enough damage, and he will do so.
When he starts healing, he will kind of jump up high in the air (or vanish, whatever) and appear before a transformator (the machine with the blue rings or coils), there he pulls electricity from the machine to heal himself.
The special thing about it is that for some reason, be it a developer oversight or not, your combo does not reset when he jumps up to heal. So if you manage to do a 9x combo and he jumps to heal, that 9x will stay and when you attack him again it will continue from 9x until you get hit again or touch the ground.
It only works when Calico jumps to heal
, and with nothing else. If you attack him and he jumps to heal himself, your combo is saved, even if you touch the ground
! However, if you get hit or you touch the ground for an other reason than Calico jumping, your combo is lost.The strategy to get the achievement:
We will exploit that little 'glitch' and do the following. We try to combine three sequences into one move and with that the achievement is yours. The three sequences are:
1. You have to attack Calico in a way that he jumps for healing before he counters your strike. Look at his health bar and remember when he is about to jump. Then figure out how much damage you can do before you get countered by Calico.
Damage him to a certain degree, then pull of a combo that should have about 13x. As a attack pattern I recommend attacking 3 times with
and then switching to laser eyes with
. During your attack, you must stay in the air
and can not touch the ground until Calico jumps away, so you must shoot your laser beams while Bolt is hanging in the air.
If done right, you pull off a 13x combo and Calico jumps away to heal in the last moment. This way your combo is saved and Bolt lands on the ground without losing the combo.
2. Calico jumps and turns his attention to the transformator to draw electricity. When he lands you attack immediately, don't wait!
3. The moment he lands, attack him with 3 times
again and than keep
pressed, while you are in the air of course, during the attack you can't touch the ground again. Bolt will shoot him with laser beams while Calico heals himself. Like this you can rack up the combo without Calico countering you until he is healed up again. You can get about an additional 20x combo like this.
In short, attack Calico and do a 13x combo with
until he jumps to heal. Then wait when he has landed in front of the transformator, and attack him again with
fo additional 20x combo to get your 30x combo achievement.
Test it out and you should figure out how the tactic is supposed to work.
It is important to have enough combos in the first step, or else you will undershoot the 30x combo during your third step. In the third step you can do about 20x combos before Calico counters again, which resets your combo completely. So get enough combos in the first step and try again if you don't, the third step won't work when the first step is not done right.
Good luck guys!