Deep in the mysterious tags.gor file, among the text bits for
Ambush at Devil's Overlook, this interesting tidbit can be found:
"Here comes our scout..." "Help me!!!!" "Grab those charges and
set the ambushes." "We don't have long 'til the soulless get here!"
50% DESTROYED 80% DESTROYED 90% DESTROYED 99% DESTROYED 100% DESTROYED
VICTORY IMMINENT BONUS STAGE BONUS ACHIEVED BONUS NOT ACHIEVED
WAVE 2 WAVE 3 FINAL WAVE "There are too many soulless over there!
Pull back!" "Great, now they're all attacking at once!"
Note that these are the tags for text which we see on the screen
when dialog is spoken. So as Bungie had originally planned the
'challenging stage' we would have seen these words on the screen
at some point.
The comment about too many soulless never is shown and we only
hear a Berserk say, "You fool! Where do you think you are going."
We never see the "Wave" text, but we do hear a horn which signals
each wave. We never see the "% Destroyed" text at all.
What's more, there are five waves in the game, not four as implied
in this text. Undoubtedly, this level want through some major
revisions before it was completed.
More has been revealed about this level by Satan(TM), as related to Ferrex at the Myth Codex:
You obviously were not a beta tester early-on my friend. When
we first got a look at "Ambush", it was not what you saw it as
in the final release at all.
Basically it was set up as a game of "Galaga". You sat at the
"bottom" of the lake and waited. The screen would announce "Wave
1" just like the old arcade classic. The first wave of soulless
would come down in true Galaga style. You'd destroy as many of
them as you could, and they would go off past you. Then "Wave
2" would come along, and so on. You got bonuses for what percentage
The bottom line was that we all hated it. It didn't mesh well
with the game at all. Some suggested it be removed. Others wanted
it to be a "secret level", or a level separate from the main game.
But I can't help but wonder. What is the Bonus? Can we say for
sure that it isn't implemented? Has anyone out there killed 100%
of the Soulless?
Yes, and the films can be found over at Myth Master Central.
Oh well. Maybe if you arranged the satchels to spell "BONUS"?
That's strange, somebody is now hitting me on the back of the