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My easter egg strategy

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OK, so my computer got smashed for reasons I will not go into (did NOT involve raging, it involved CARS) so I just got back to the site. Hello everyone! 

 

Either-way, for those solo-ers out there, you'll find that ZNS is a hell of a map, and it's REALLY hard to do everything you need to... Here's my step-by-step process to doing this.


The first few rounds are about maximizing points. You should know the drill, 3 shots then knife. For added assistance, plant seeds but DO NOT WATER THEM. Even if you CAN get to the blue water, the water-less plant rewards will typically give you something you can use, here's the list ranked in usefulness of items I know of. 

 

-Locus

-Shiva

-MR6

-XM-98

-Zombie (more points) 

-Grenades 

 

Either way, earn at least 1950 points and head on over towards the plane trap, there you will find the pharo on the wall for 700 (that's factored in already), buy it, but be sparing with ammo, it runs out fast. This gun is cheap, and it's ammo moreso, but it still takes  out thrashers 10x faster then the RK5, shiva, or Lcar9. While you're here, take not of the skull alter, and remember it's number. 

 

From there you'll want to open up the way to the blue water, from here on out, it's not a bad idea to use a seed every now and again for a reward plant. Dont' bother with the upstairs area just yet, but keep 750$ handy in case the spider round comes. If it does, you're going to want to drop everything, grab/take some water to the generator in lab A, and use it to lower the cage and harness the spider (if it's the last spider, you can lower the cage again to get the max ammo). 


Also, don't forget the sheild part and gas mask part found under under lab A (likely on a wall near the kuda or a barrier) and behind the plane trap (Hanging on the inside of the downed plane, or on a rock near the box spawn) 


Earn some more points and eventually you SHOULD have enough to make it over to the skull area and get quick revive. 


Now here's where the guide gives it's first real tip: DON'T DO THE SPAWN RITUAL. You're going to want to save that for later. See, there's an order I use: Plane, Zipline, Kt4, Spawn. I do this SPECIFICALLY, because of the order of the challenges. 
The first skull will only spawn zombies and is the easiest, thats why we do the plane area first. While it may not look it, that plane area is crowded and while zombies in it are easy, it's another story if you're fighting spiders who actually attack you, or a thrasher, or both, along side it. 

Spawn is arguably the EASIEST place to do the skull, SO I save it for last, even if I have to give up my 500$ reward for doing it, it's better if we think long-term. 

 

 

Now, challenges wise, your pretty self-decisive of it. 

 

Personally if I get 

-Kill 30 zombies attracted to plants

-Kill 3 zombies as they are mutating

or

-Kill 8 spiders with spores 

 

I'm somewhat concerned. Most everything else is quite easy to accomplish. Don't feel pain if you consider restarting at this point. It's better to retry now then 2 hours from now when you need the last masamune part. 

A lot of the challenges are plant based, such as "eat a fruit" or "get a power-up from a plant", and to that I've got to say: Get used to whole-map training. The challenges involving spores are relatively easy and simple. The kills using traps is straightforward as well, and I should mention, even though they don't give points, the zombies in skull-rituals, and the spider-cocoons will also work for these. The really easy ones are that of "Shoot 5 spores", "Destroy 5 spores with grenades", and use a spore to breathe underwater. 

 

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Note: This is a bit off topic, but DON'T try to get the spider weapon AND do this, be fully committed to one or the other.

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Open up the next door to Lab B (We want to open up just about all the way through both labs, the green water area is up to you. You will need to eventually, but if you do now you'll have access to the ICR-1, green water, and second gas mask part.). Make sure you grab the second sheild part, then make sure you have this whole list: 

-Both generators running. 

-1000 points for the last door

-A GUN that's stronger then the pharo. I recommend a kuda, or ICR-1 which is available in the green-water area. 

 

There will ALWAYS be at least ONE transforming zombie behind the door when you open it. If you need one for challenges, it's your guy. 


Continue on, and make sure you have ammo in your pharo, it will be useful as it's expendable ammo can easily take on the zombies in the power system. 

Now, based on how many points you have you have a few options: Either open up the way to the last sheild part by the AA gun, or buy juggernog. DO NOT try to do any more rituals or anything without one or the other, preferably juggernog is the more ideal item to have if limited to one. I also find it easiest to build the sheild (which commonly breaks) in Lab B, but the Gas mask goes in lab B (as it breaks, but not as often). 

 

Speaking of which, you're going to want to buy open the door to the room with the last gas-mask part which is located in the power room. This is also the next ritual you should do. Now that you at least have a sheild and a decent weapon, taking out the spiders alongside zombies is a sitch. 

 

You'll want to open the way down to the KT4 room, as well as the water-logged tunnels where you can find the second KT4 part located at the bottom. More importantly, you can do the thrasher ritual here. While doing this, I find that many times if I've saved a zombie and made him a crawler, a thrasher won't even spawn and I just have to deal with zombies. 

 

From this point on, you can return to spawn and do the final ritual, as well as the keeper ritual to get the Skull of Nansapwe. 

 

Imediantly after, you should go into the bunker and reveal, IN THIS ORDER: The plans in the area by purple water supply. The elevator hole. And finally (to which many times I have NOT made it in one go, but many others I have) the wall in the water-logged tunnel. 

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Now, the next focus you need, which is good because you've gotten 2/3s of it already, is the final KT-4 part. Simply run some zombies in the green-water area to get the glow-stick thing. 


To recap, you should now have the KT4, Good weapons, Juggernog, a Shield, A gas mask, and the skull of nansapwe. 

 

First priority is the Massamune part. Go ahead and get some rainbow water and start watering the plant in the cave. If you're lucky you'll start on a normal round, then a spider round will commence, and you can finish before too long. 

 

Second thing to worry about is your challenges. Can't go down to the blue-115 stick area until you can shock the panel, and you can't shock the panel if you haven't done ALL of your rituals. It can be whole rounds before this is done, but it could be done relatively quick. 


Last thing to worry about is the spider. It's an easy boss, just watch it's legs to see where it's about to flatten, then use the KT-4 ONLY on the spiders. With any luck you'll be collecting the venom part AND free widows wine with this. NOTE: Beware, the round can sometimes change if you take too long. Don't rely on the spider being done on ONE round only. It might be worth getting a green plant to hold a zombie. 

 

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Now the main easter egg is composed of 3 steps: 

 

-Use anywhere but here: This should work 100 percent of the time by THIS point in the eastere egg, if not, it's no biggy. 

 

-Get an AA bullet: This is going to be the hardest task. I've found best results come from plants that've been shot with the Massamune as well as blue water 3 times. There's no secret trick to this: Just get it. When the plane actually comes  make sure the gun is LOADED, then fire and hope you get lucky with the timing. If a zombie starts to annoy you, use your knife to slow him down tremendously. 

 

-The zipline of hell: This thing is OUTRAGEOUSLY buggy and CAN Ruin your game. Reguardless to if you've got a quick revive, falling off the zip-line in the wrong place is PERMANENT death, no if-ands-or buts about it. I find it best to wait till you can't see the side of the box any more, then melee. Sometimes the trigger is holding back on the control sticks as well. 

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If you can do all that, you've made it to the boss room. You should only keep your Masamune out and spray it from time to time. It not only offers a killing pool for spiders, rouge zombies, and thrashers, but ALSO gives you a speed boost to make training easier. 

 

For a perk set-up, I can only say one thing: DON'T bring mule kick into here. If you lose your masamune, you are DEAD. You can recover from a down, NOT a loss of your only working weapon. Likewise, don't be smart with the game either. Yesterday I tried to down myself while the KT-4 was upgrading to the massamune, when I got up and grabbed my gun, samantha's laughter got me. 

 

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And that's all my tips and tricks for a solo easter-egg run. I did mine today by round 29 using everything in this guide. Hope it helps! 

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Koslans    39
4 hours ago, Stop Mocking Me0 said:

 

-Get an AA bullet: This is going to be the hardest task. I've found best results come from plants that've been shot with the Massamune as well as blue water 3 times. There's no secret trick to this: Just get it. When the plane actually comes  make sure the gun is LOADED, then fire and hope you get lucky with the timing. If a zombie starts to annoy you, use your knife to slow him down tremendously. 

 Can you explain why the zombie will slow down?

Will it work in other scenarios as well? 

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Nieno69    126
1 hour ago, Koslans said:

 Can you explain why the zombie will slow down?

Will it work in other scenarios as well? 

It slows down because you have widows wine....

 

You can get multiple babysitter plants - it stays where you planted it till you are use them (not confirmed how many rounds exactly but it stay there at least three rounds)

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Babysitter plants are also good, but they take 3 rounds to set up, it's a good idea to plan ahead, but it is an annoyance that can't always be priority.

 

And yeah, widows wine knife, SORRY forgot to mention that. 

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Koslans    39

Now I'm even more confused....

But thanks anyway. 

 

When I knife with Widows Wine, the zombies don't slow down, only if they slap me, the effect kicks in and the zombie kills itself? 

Maybe that was at release of the game, I never get Widows Wine actually, hahaha. 

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On 5/28/2016 at 5:39 AM, Koslans said:

Now I'm even more confused....

But thanks anyway. 

 

When I knife with Widows Wine, the zombies don't slow down, only if they slap me, the effect kicks in and the zombie kills itself? 

Maybe that was at release of the game, I never get Widows Wine actually, hahaha. 

You have to throw or use all your grenades and repeatedly knife a zombie,  it will slow down to a standstill.  

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