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Black Future ’88 is a roguelike, so you may find that you just need to get the best weapons, but knowing their patterns couldn’t hurt. Prophet-5 is a floating killing machine that has a lot of friends at its disposal, but you’ve got a boss guide!

Prophet-5 will start off simply shooting waves of bullets that can either be avoided, dashed through or struck away with a melee weapon. The fight will also begin with two of its friends floating above you. There is no point taking out both of the little robots as they’ll simply reform, but you can take out just one in order to level out the playing field a little. Although if you’re short on ammo, they do sometimes drop Ammo Crates, so that’s up to you if you want to take that risk.

Try to keep your distance when attacking Prophet-5 as it’ll send out waves of bullets that are difficult to avoid when up close.

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The fight is then quite straightforward until you whittle down its health to half. That’s when Prophet-5 will release its little spider minions that take aim and shoot infrequent waves of three bullets. They’re easy to avoid, especially with the aimer, but they become a hindrance as they are yet another enemy to keep track of. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, perhaps focus on taking them out but if you’re up for the challenge, ignore them and focus your attention on taking down the big guy. Lastly a little tip: the spider minions can’t jump so if you’re in an arena with platforms, you can use that to your advantage.

On top of the spider minions, there are also the gunners to keep an eye on. These are the real danger as they spit out a lot of bullets in rapid succession. I’d definitely recommend taking them down as they can make the fight really overwhelming.

Once you take out the competition, you should be smooth sailing.

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.