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Beat Mountain on Insane difficulty using walls and snowballs. No towers!

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Deez ApplesDeez Apples459,394
08 Oct 2009 08 Oct 2009
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Basic Strategy

It's not as hard as it looks, trust me. You're going to want to do this one in a local game, for a very good reason. Local games allow you to try again if you fail any stage of the level; there are three stages in Mountain Pass. If you fail in a multiplayer game you have to start from the first stage.

Whether you're doing it by yourself, or with three friends you know, you're going to want to pick your characters very carefully. I went with Cartman, Craig, Pip, and Jimmy.

Whenever you get a special with any of the characters, make sure you wait until there are a ton of enemies on screen before you deploy, that way you can make the most of it. Always place the computer players in spots where they are always throwing snowballs, to gain their special while you're not controlling them.

Maze Build

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- Stage 1
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- Stage 2
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- Stage 3

Once you're at Wave 8/8 on Stage 3, MANBEARPIG!

He walks super slow and has a lot of health, but he is so so easy. In the middle where it loops under the rocks is where you are going to trick the MANBEARPIG.

When he reaches the middle, you're going to want to open up the left side of the map. After, you're going to want to close off the right side exit of the rock loop, so he starts walking the other way (make sure you ALWAYS HAVE AN EXIT FOR THE MANBEARPIG before you close a section off). Once he gets to the left side, do the same thing, block the left side and open the right side. He will be trapped in here until you kill him.
CounterInsurgnt Your are the man.
Posted by CounterInsurgnt on 09 Oct 09 at 17:42
Cheese Touch This seems to be working pretty well so far but I think I need to get a few more people over for a local game. I used Butters and Timmy instead of Cartman and Pip. Cartman has good power but he's too slow.

I think the best way to do this is in a four person local game:

- Besides a good maze, the key seems to be being able to move your characters from one good vantage point to the next. With just one or two people you have to move the kids individually and that takes time you don't have.

- With four people you can build a much more complicated maze. Just fill the whole area with snow and tunnel a convoluted path using the B button. Have two people fill the field with snow and the other two build tunnels. It helps to leave little "pads" of snow that you can stand on and have a good vantage point. Standing on narrow walls can be error-prone when there are a lot of enemies around you.

- With four people you don't jump to another character when you die. If you only have one or two people and this happens it's really easy to move out of your safe spot, run into some enemies and die. This really sucks when that person had a full powerup bar.

One other tip: When you have some enemies who are close to the exit and you are going to pop off a powerup like Butters', you should press the LB button to get the next wave going so you can make the most of your powerup.

Feel free to put any of this stuff in the main guide.
Posted by Cheese Touch on 11 Oct 09 at 18:09
Posted by Rocker Jd on 11 Oct 09 at 21:03
Death Slice X yea thx for the maps they been great help
Posted by Death Slice X on 15 Oct 09 at 00:29
Ichya Paradise Thanks for the maps man. Took me a couple tries but finally knocked it out.
Posted by Ichya Paradise on 18 Oct 09 at 06:09
AKA Swede Thanks for the maps, they were a huge help. Great guide.
Posted by AKA Swede on 20 Oct 09 at 14:01
xavius01 thx!
Posted by xavius01 on 21 Oct 09 at 04:04
SashaQ this was a good strategy... instead though I used craig, pip, jimmy, and kyle. by the time we got to manbearpig, craig and kyle had their specials and manbearpig went down in a matter of seconds.
Posted by SashaQ on 04 Nov 09 at 18:51
TDF Tjarda NL thanks
Posted by TDF Tjarda NL on 12 Nov 09 at 08:33
Czar Vador Thanks a lot!
Posted by Czar Vador on 07 Dec 09 at 17:29
ComesBrothers Thanks! Very Nice Guide!
Posted by ComesBrothers on 16 Dec 09 at 20:14
MightyMango Apple's maps work great. Just don't accidentally build any towers or the game fucks you over....and not in a good way.
Posted by MightyMango on 03 Apr 10 at 02:03
Matty Tee 93 Cheers gunna try it soon. As if someone voted negative on it.
Posted by Matty Tee 93 on 04 Apr 10 at 21:36
TheBlackDragonX I personally find it easier to play with friends, even though you have to restart from the first stage if you fail, simply due to the fact that you can build our walls at the beginning of each stage a lot faster and well within the time at the start of the stage. You dont really need 'checkpoints' at the end of the first two stages as its not that hard, a team of human players is much better.
Posted by TheBlackDragonX on 05 Apr 10 at 15:27
MxSvnty4 The maps worked great! Thanks Apples. Though, instead of using Cartman, I used Stan for when a few enemies slip and I need to get a little health to the town.
Posted by MxSvnty4 on 10 Apr 10 at 20:15
HeyMrBassman Excellent guide - thanks! I did it solo, used Timmy instead of Jimmy, and didn't need to juggle the Manbearpig between two exits.
Posted by HeyMrBassman on 15 Apr 10 at 07:06
conmacca thanks alot mate ill have to try it abit later manbearpig rocks!!!
Posted by conmacca on 18 Apr 10 at 09:34
smashngrab77 this is he best guide for this hands down thank you
Posted by smashngrab77 on 13 May 10 at 05:36
LausDomini If you accidentally build a tower you can let yourself die and still get the achievement without having to restart the level. Final boss was super easy with Kyle's power.
Posted by LausDomini on 09 Jun 10 at 04:19
PointySpred great maps, though 4 player online i thought was much easier than goin solo. thanks
Posted by PointySpred on 20 Jul 10 at 17:14
Agent CH This method made this achievement surprisingly easy for me. I used Butters instead of Cartman, though.
Posted by Agent CH on 20 Jul 10 at 21:19
SpaceDust Thanks for the maze maps, they were a greate help for this - still took several goes as we kept building towers by mistake but got there in the end.
Posted by SpaceDust on 03 Aug 10 at 09:06
Glennmasamune the greatest acheivement ever and I'm super cereal you guys.
Posted by Glennmasamune on 04 Nov 10 at 04:35
MitchOss just got this cheevo today thanks to this guide :D thanks man!
Posted by MitchOss on 20 Nov 10 at 02:10
Black Winging Thanks for the guide man, I thought I'd never be able to do it because no one I know has the game, but I was able to do it by myself.
Posted by Black Winging on 09 Dec 10 at 12:14
TMT182 Cheers man, spot on maze maps =]
Posted by TMT182 on 10 Dec 10 at 04:29
CamTheeGamer Wow, it's awesome when you accidently build one fucking tower. I get to redo this again tomorrow... Thanks for guide it works like a charm..
Posted by CamTheeGamer on 14 Dec 10 at 01:14
Rheinadler yeah, this solution sounds really good. only problem is... every time i go online, threre's just no one on. so if anybody could help me do this and maybe the look for treasure achievement on the way, that'd be awesome.

PS: i saw this guy online who had the MANBEARPIG achievement tile as his profile pig, so i figured u get that for doing the achievement. is that true?
Posted by Rheinadler on 19 Dec 10 at 14:18
MAOraNza I'm the only one that in map 2 most of the times got those crabs destroying the first wall?
Posted by MAOraNza on 23 Feb 11 at 23:23
JungleWookiee Just for the lol : the french traduction for this achievement's description says that you can't use your special power. Wonderful isn't it ? ^^

BTW, great work with the maze. The most important to get this is the character choice. I used Pip, Timmy and Jimmy as they both have the best damage dealing power, and Cartman as the 4th as he deals well with pygmy.
Posted by JungleWookiee on 01 May 11 at 00:18
Zacry072 I was having trouble on the second stage for a little while until I realized that if there is ANY closure along your maze the enemies will go ahead and start burrowing through the snow. I kept setting up my maze only to see the Crab People blow right through my first wall and kick my ass, but after trial and error I found out what I was doing wrong and the enemies walked the path as needed.
Posted by Zacry072 on 13 Jan 12 at 18:14
Earlydaze works well, tho i had a mate build walls all over an i cut a zig zag path out to make the paths longer for stages 1 and 2, only irritating thing is building guns accidentally and having to die to re start that stage.
Posted by Earlydaze on 02 Apr 12 at 17:07
TomGranzZz Good idea on using Cartman i always used Butters instead of him.
Posted by TomGranzZz on 31 Jul 12 at 17:59
Metalhead CEO The perfect team is actually Pip, Craig, Butters, Professor Chaos. 2 people can easily do it with this team.
Posted by Metalhead CEO on 29 Apr 13 at 15:01
GREGO McGEE Thanks for the maps! Very helpful. +1 for the All Star Team of Pip, Craig, Timmy & Jimmy. Wave destroying force.
Posted by GREGO McGEE on 29 Jul 13 at 08:01
Serious X Devil forgot to say thank you for these maps, worked for me on my second try.
Posted by Serious X Devil on 09 Sep 15 at 02:54