This page of the Oddworld Soulstorm game guide contains the second part of the walkthrough of level 7 - the Hijack. Our guide explains how to avoid the big mech attacks, how to defeat the Slig Mama boss, how to save the escorted Mudokons and how to stop the train.
Additional note: The green color in this walkthrough stands for secrets and unique locations/activities associated with the badges (challenges) in the game. Mission 7 badges have been described on a separate page of the guide.
Destroy Slig Mama
While making your way through the train, a cut-scene will play announcing the upcoming boss fight against Slig Mama. Before we continue on, let's do the following:
- Have the escorted Mudokons wait for Abe - They absolutely cannot be brought any further, because they will die very quickly and exceptionally easily.
- Grab the Brew Bottles from the vending machine - They will be required to defeat the boss.
The rocket fire will be initiated while you're still making your way towards the boss - the giant mech. It's recommended to hide behind the crates along the way, but keep in mind that she won't stop launching rockets at any point and we must eventually get closer to Slig Mama.
The fight itself can play out in two main ways - either focus immediately on defeating the boss or allow Slig Mama to destroy the barricades on the left side - in Abe's area. The latter solution will earn us the badge for destroying objects and gives us the chance to obtain the bypassed hidden Royal Jelly.
Don't get too close to the boss, or Abe will die right away. Instead, climb onto the upper platform to the left of the mech and throw the first few Brew Bottles towards Slig Mama. In the meantime, let the rockets create explosions throughout this area, as this will get rid of a few obstacles for us.
The boss can be defeated by exploding the propane tank underneath her. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it sounds. Use the fire extinguisher on the burning path leading to the boss (another hidden Royal Jelly can be found along the way) and then throw the next Brew Bottles - one at the sparks and the other at the area between them and the propane bottle.
Slig Mama continues to fire rockets throughout the entire duration of the battle. They're deadly, but they can be tricked - the boss's scanners take a moment to lock down on Abe. We can confuse them by quickly hopping between the lower platform and the highest one. This'll give us some time to throw bottles at the boss and set the propane ablaze.
Once we notice that the propane tanks are on fire, it's time to retreat and wait for a big explosion to consume Slig Mama.
We can return to the Mudokons and continue leading them.
Behind the defeated boss, we'll find a Slig. Search them to acquire the unique Silver Square Key. It can be used to open some of the locked cabinets (it'll also come in handy later).
Stop the train
Climb on the railcar to the right and continue forward. At the first possible opportunity, leave the Mudokons behind and head downwards. This will allow Abe to reach the hidden Royal Jelly shown in the picture - we need to use the bars to get to it. Go back up and resume the journey.
You have the chance to possess a new Flying Slig in this area. Just like earlier, there are two "tasks" we need them for:
- Send the possessed Slig under the train and fly to the right. Reach the switch (picture no. 1) and interact with it. This will activate the platforms.
- Fly further to the right, bypassing a large number of bars along the way. At the very end, you'll be able to shoot at a section of the wagon's floor (picture no. 2).
Once both tasks are done, we can end the possession.
Head a little further to the right and use possession to dispose of the regular Slig (optionally, we can also use their unique weapon to destroy the surrounding objects).
Once again, jump down to the lower platforms with Abe alone. Take advantage of the recently activated platforms (picture no. 1) and reach the bars. Just like before, we need to delay some double jumps so that Abe does not bounce off the wagon (i.e. press the jump button a second time with a slight delay). Move successively to the right until we reach the section of the floor we destroyed earlier (picture no. 2). We can jump in and unlock a Secret Area in which you will find a Royal Jelly.
Return to the Mudokons and bring them further to the right. Soon we will reach the Bird Portal, which will allow us to simultaneously save all of the Mudokons (a maximum of 15).
The rest of the stage is a formality. Continue heading to the right until we reach the lever that will stop the speeding train.
Additional note - Before pulling the lever, you should check your challenge progress and, for example, return to the vending machine if you haven't yet earned the platinum Spender badge.