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COD: Black OPS: Nazi Zombies Kino Der Toten
Back at War with the Undead
By Robert T. Trate
November 19, 2010
Kino der toten kino der toten
© Activision/Bob Trate
“Der Riese always wins” a friend of mine once said to me. I laughed at him the first time I heard that. What did I know after all I was just a noob. He was right. Der Riese always wins. The horde of Nazi Zombies just keeps coming and coming. Like a bizarre twist on Pac Man there really is no way to win. No matter how much we plan, scheme or bitch those Nazi Zombies just never stop. The highest level I have ever achieved was round 32. What did I have at the time? Two upgraded weapons, all the perks, and of course the big ass knife. What happened? I would love to say I was the last to fall in blaze of glory as I cursed them all to death but it was a poor connection on the host’s part that took me down. Of course we immediately logged back on but we never got that close again. Since then round 32 has become the stuff of legend and I have accepted that “Der Riese always wins”. In all honesty, the war on the zombies was starting to run pretty thin. I noticed my crew starting to slip. Rounds would end after 5 or less due to stupid mistakes. What we were to do? Der Riese truly had won.
“I like the way the blood feels on my skin”
Thankfully, Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black OPS gave a breath of fresh to the Nazi Zombie phenomenon. Now a whole new strategy has to be figured out. There are new areas to explore as well as nailing down that new feature, the rotating magic box. I know I have only touched briefly on the new features to this game but I have only reached level nine in the few hours that that I have played the game. I have only been able to assemble one member of my crew and we fell right back into step as if Der Riese had never beaten us. Orders were now being screamed out. Orders were being given. Screams of help rang through the air. The glory of Nazi Zombie combat has returned.
“You smell like a bowl of shit, freak bag”
This is not a review of Call of Duty: Black OPS Nazi Zombies but a forum to help one another out. I reached out to several of you months ago (see column) about my own personal issues in dealing with online morons. I take the slaughter of Nazi Zombies very seriously and hate that people use cheats and glitches to get ahead. Yes, I know that the game cheats. It cheats in the respect that the Nazi Zombies get tougher and my weapon stays the same. I find that the challenge is the game. Much like in Pac Man, I determined it was better to eat the dots when the ghosts run away then go after the ghost when they are vulnerable. I am offering up my column this week to you Maniacs so that we can help each other out. Perhaps even share our user names on the Playstation Network or Xbox Live.
“I can smell my own blood”
In the brief time that I have played the latest Nazi Zombie level, Kino Der Toten, I have learned a few things. These are tougher Nazi Zombies. Sure the first level is still knife friendly but after that forget about it. It is better to ignore the machine gun at the top of the staircase. Stick with that classic zombie killer, a shotgun. Your best bet is to always line up two zombies in a row to save on ammunition. Beware the roof, high platforms and holes in the ceiling. The brilliant part about Kino Der Toten is that this game works on various levels, literally. The zombies fall down from the sky because of a hole in the roof. There are walkways outside that at first seem harmless until they rain down zombies. You looked over your shoulder before now look up too. Dogs! Yes, they are back but head to the grand staircase room with the sentry gun. Get to the flipped over tables and wedge yourself in. The dogs can’t touch you.
“Wait, I’m not turning now am I?”
I have only been at the game a few hours and already I love it. The new catch phrases are a breath of fresh air and the humor alone is step above Der Riese. What I need from you Maniacs is strategies, tips and above all help. I am on the Playstation Network. Contact me through my Mania account if you are looking to join in on a few games. I’m always ready to kill some undead freak bags.