This page of the Oddworld Soulstorm guide contains the first part of the walkthrough of Mission 10 - Necrum. Our solution tells you how to bypass security posts, how to avoid traps, and how to go through the mine.
Additional note: The green color in this walkthrough stands for secrets and unique locations/activities associated with the badges (challenges) in the game. Mission 10 badges have been described on a separate page of the guide.
Get past security
The first row of lockers is to the left of the starting point. Unfortunately, they have padlocks, which require the Gold Round Key. Go right. On the way, you can optionally use binoculars to catch a glimpse of the traps in the later part of the mission. You reach the entrance to the Security Checkpoint.
On the left, there is a machine that gives you to receive free Brew Bottles. Go to the right, and you will reach the first challenging location. You have to avoid:
- Mines from the lower level - You can disarm them or choose the upper level.
- Moving red barriers - They react to movement and can raise the alarm. After that, 2 flying Sligs will appear. Even after the alarm goes off, the flying Sligs will stay in this location and patrol it. You can stand still for a moment to avoid them or hide in lockers.
In the right section of the described area, you will find 1 Mudokon and a sleeping Slig on the ground floor (if you triggered an alarm, the enemy will eventually fall asleep again). Escort the Mudokon down. If there are Sligs flying around, wait until they move to the left.
The lower corridor is patrolled by 2 smiling machines. Hide in the steam and wait for the right moment to start running after the machine on the left. This should let you get between the red barriers and avoid death. Again, hide in the Steam Zone and wait for the machine to go right.
Use the cargo car
In the section below, avoid detection by two scanners attached to a rotating mine. Recruiting 4 Mudokons in this area will stop them from doing their work and lead to sabotaging the scanners - this is a unique feature of this stage. In the future, you will have access to other sabotages.
Order the Mudokons to hide in the steam and then press the top button. You unlock the passage. However, a flying Slig will appear. Wait for the enemy to fly to the left, call the Mudokons and leave this place. Once you get to the platform, use the console to activate it.
Descend in the elevator
There is a recycling machine and 2 vending machines to the left of the place where the ride ended - you can buy Gum and Fizzy Pop.
Go right. You will reach a blocked passage. Press the button and prepare to possess the flying Slig, which will fly out of the upper post. Your task is to reach the lever as the Slig - the route is on the picture. On the way, you have to watch out for red electricity. Fortunately, even if the Slig dies, another one will appear at the post.
After ending the possession, run with the whole party to the right before the next flying Slig appears. Use the lever and carefully approach the lower shelf patrolled by an "elite" Slig (this one can not be stunned or possessed). Drop down and sneak up behind him as soon as he goes to the right. Use Smoke Screen to create a cloud of smoke. Hide in the cloud and pass the Slig after he starts moving to the left.
Jump down and collect a Royal Jelly on the left – you shouldn't have problems with spotting it.
Head right. In the section from the above picture, you must avoid Sligs shooting at you from behind the machines. Run when you reach the open area and avoid the blades from a small pit.
There are snipers in the next location – don't run to the right, or you will die. Remain hidden on the left side and use possession on the opponent marked in the picture. After taking control of that enemy, go to the left and pull the lever. This activates the blades that will eliminate the snipers.
You can now go to the right and reach the first Bird Portal and save the escorted Mudokons.
After reaching the checkpoint, slide down – in addition to the destructible boxes, you will find a Royal Jelly shown in the picture.
After reaching the fork, choose the upper path first. There, you will find, e.g. a vending machine with Brew Bottles. The lower path leads to the elevator.
Recruit two Mudokons from the area on the left. Tell them to stay behind. Royal Jolly is on the highest shelf (see the picture), but getting to it is not easy – a machine with a big smile is standing there. Throw a Smoke Screen grenade next to the secret. With this, you will be able to pick up the collectible without losing a life.
On the same shelf with the machine, you will also find a button that unlocks the right exit. You and Mudokons have to go right.
Your new task is to press 3 pressure plates simultaneously – we marked them in the above picture. Order Mudokons to step on two plates (remember that you can give orders to single companions) while Abe stands on the third (beware of occasional discharges!).
A blade that will kill one of the Sligs. Go back to the left and use the newly unlocked bottom passage. Along the way, you can check lockers, destroy crates, and use a recycling machine.
For the first time (but not the last) in this level, you will have to guide Mudokons through traps. Avoid the blades and activate the Bird Portal to send back the current group.
Reach the Moolah Gate, where you have to pay 40 Moolah. If you don't have enough cash, check out the surrounding lockers and containers you passed by earlier.
Descend to the Lower Mine
Go to the right and use the optional upper elevator. On the way, watch for blades and recruit 3 Mudokons. Be cautious when going back with them to the main path.
Start moving right – you will have to avoid a few traps. Always stand at the edge of the area marked with red stripes, wait for a good moment, and either sprint or jump to the right.
Stop Mudokons in the place presented in the picture. There are 2 mines in front of you that can be easily detonated by accident while traveling with the whole group. We marked the mines in the picture - approach them carefully and disarm.
You can now continue moving in a group – watch out for more traps. There are bigger traps on the lower level – it becomes even more important to start sprinting at the perfect time so that the entire group survives.
As you follow the path, in addition to avoiding traps, keep an eye out for the Royal Jelly highlighted in the above image. We need to get Abe on the shelf with the collectible.
Stop after reaching the checkpoint. The top left shelf shown in picture1 is a Secret Area. You can use the passageway that leads to a separate small location.
There are 6 Mudokons in this secret location – explore all corridors and remember to use the calling to find the partially hidden Mudokons. A Bird Portal is here, too.
Go back to the main path. To the left of the checkpoint, you will find a recycling machine and 2 vending machines – you can buy Gum and Fizzy Pop.
Head to the right and prepare to avoid new traps. To reduce the risk of some Mudokons dying, you can jump to the shelf above the spikes and keep hanging down. This will give you more time to reach the shelf on the right before the blades come down again.
After passing the checkpoint, go alone to the right. In the place from picture 1, you can destroy the boxes and start jumping towards the upper edges. They will lead Abe to the Secret Area and the Royal Jelly from picture 2.
Return to the Mudokons and resume moving down the main path. You can avoid the new spinning trap by walking with the Mudokons below it. You will also find a few lockers to loot.
Near the next trap, you will find 3 Mudokons. After joining them to your team, return to the top and carefully avoid the next trap.
Later you will come across bigger traps. To avoid the one in the picture, you have to make a few steps into the danger area to have time to run under the blades on the right.
A recycling station is next to the checkpoint. There's also a Moolah Gate. You have to pay 50 Moolah to be able to use the new platform and move to the next area.