Well, missions from now on are just not going to be the same without Vargas, but the Helios squadron doesn't have much time to mourn her untimely demise. War is hell, ya know. Mission 4 starts with the usual chit chat amongst the Helios squadron and Admiral Durant. You get the pattern by now...Durant being an A-Hole, Copperhead his usual persnickety self...
Copperhead questions why we are pursuing this frivolous side mission. Admiral Durant quickly puts Copperhead in his place and orders Helios to investigate.
|Durant - impressive, getting your hands dirty|
|Copperhead being his normal sassy self after being told to investigate the canyon|
|Yeah yeah, we get it - pushing latrine orders for the next 20 years... etc, etc|
Phase 1 Dogfight some Paladins:
You start with an engagement against 3 Paladin fighters that are led by a rather disturbing looking trash talking individual by the name of “Winged Serpent”. Knocking out the Serpents 3 Paladin minions requires similar skills as mission 2 – pretty straightforward dogfighting.
|3 Paladins show up looking for a scrap|
|Pleasant looking fellow|
Phase 2 Canyon Country: After the dogfight, the decision is made by our buddy Durant for Helios squadron to escort 2 battleships thru a cool looking narrow harbor/canyon. As we begin to proceed thru the canyon – surprise! Mr psycho the Winged Serpent opens fire on us from a series of cool looking pill boxes built along the canyon walls. The first 3 are down low on the right – once you take them out, you continue to proceed thru the canyon and take out these pill boxes as you encounter them. The pill boxes vary from high up on the canyon walls to down low. Some shoot missiles, some shoot cannons. Overall, they are pretty easy to take out. Kudos to Z2Live on the canyon design – pretty cool.
|Venturing into the canyon|
|SURPRISE ATTACK - Winged Serpent, you rascal!|
|Canyon cruising - take out the pill boxes!|
|You made it thru - now lets hit these 3 islands|
|Protect the ships - don't worry about shooting the towers|
|Take out that ground support!!|
|Earn 450 credits & some cannon ammo - middle bonus - not so easy|
|Bye bye Winged Mosquito - something tells me we'll be seeing you again in the future|