How to play guide for Blazing Beaks
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This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Blazing Beaks. While there is very little information available at this time, we urge you to check back often, as new information is being added all the time! Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.
Basic gameplay[edit | edit source]
Story mode[edit | edit source]
Story mode is driven by unique items/artefacts exchange system. Killed enemies and bosses can drop cursed artefacts. Each artefact has a negative affect on player characteristics and further progress in the game. For example, an artefact can reduce player's weapon range, fire rate or can take away a coin each time a player takes damage and etc. However, taking a risk has a pay off. Cursed artefacts can be brought to the Crow in the shop and exchanged into good items which have various positive affect. A player has to kill all the enemies in the level to proceed to the next one and at the same time to cope with the negative affect all the picked up artefacts gave. Being too greedy by picking up every single artefact can lead to death so player should take into consideration how difficult it might be to survive and bring all those artefacts to the Crow in the shop.
Tournament mode[edit | edit source]
Although there are 5 different tournament modes the main aim remains the same - to beat all your opponents and be the last beak standing. Different tournament modes require different play styles and tactics. For example, in Skull Keeper mode - a player would need to keep the skull in possession as long as possible, so player should look for spots to hide from opponent bullets, slide a lot to dodge the bullets. Whereas in Deathmatch a player should shoot accurately, guess opponents' moves, try to be the first to pick up a box with new weapon and etc. Tournament can be played by 2-4 players. Players can choose how many rounds to play, how many HP each player is starting with and which area they will start in. New areas for tournament can be unlocked by encountering them for the first time in Story mode.
Controls[edit | edit source]
Blazing Beaks can be played using keyboard and mouse and/or controllers. Game supports not only Xbox 360, Xbox One or other X-Input controllers, but also PS4 and other regular ones. There are several settings in the game that make controls a bit easier. If "Run and Aim" setting is ON, player aims at the same direction where player is running. For players who use keyboard controls there is an option to turn on "No mouse mode" which lets aim with arrow keys on the keyboard without using a mouse, otherwise mouse is used to aim, shoot (left mouse button) and use active ability (right mouse button).
Keyboard keys map[edit | edit source]
|W||To go up|
|A||To go left|
|S||To go down|
|D||To go right|
|E or Return||To interact|
|Space||To shoot (only with "No mouse" mode ON)|
|Shift||To use active ability (only with "No mouse" mode ON)|
|Up Arrow or I||To aim up (only with "No mouse" mode ON)|
|Left Arrow or J||To aim left (only with "No mouse" mode ON)|
|Down Arrow or K||To aim down (only with "No mouse" mode ON)|
|Right Arrow or L||To aim right (only with "No mouse" mode ON)|
Controller keys map[edit | edit source]
|Key (Xbox controllers)||Key (PlayStation controllers)||Action|
|Left stick||Left stick||To walk|
|Right stick||Right stick||To aim|
|LT||L2||To use active ability|
|Menu or Start||Start||To pause|
Tips and tricks[edit | edit source]
- Try to kill the nearest and the most dangerous enemies first upon entering the level.
- Try to avoid level sections where you could be trapped by enemies.
- Use bushes as a shelter to hide from enemies or escape from bullets.
- Use Feather ability to dodge the bullets.
- Clear the level first and only then pick up the artefacts that were dropped, if any.
- Use keys to unlock locked level doors.
- Save coins to buy a better weapon in the shop.