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The Determinator is a basic tank gun and the first gun introduced in Steamlands.
Determinators appear as a rounded sided block with a small cannon on the front of the block. The circular red light takes up most of the actual gun.
Determinators are much bigger than their Steamlands appearance, and appear cartoon like. Other than those previously mentioned changes, they appear exactly as they did in Steamlands.
Determinators are small guns which power up fast and have differences from other guns. Determinators are also the smallest of all guns in Steamlands.
Determinators could be considered not very good as they can only fire in one direction; the direction their cannon is facing, and they fire slower the more damage they take. Most enemies in the start of the game will frequently use determinators, but throughout the game the determinators are rarely used, usually only used by tanks easily destroyed by the player. Determinators fire quite fast, and are used by the player in most of the starting levels.
Their starting health is 150, and it can be increased to 165. The determinator fires bullets that deal 15 damage each, and can be upgraded to deal more damage.
Determinators appear in Nitrome Must Die, on the Steamlands tank boss. They appear on all three phases of the tank, appearing always in the front. Like in Steamlands, they only fire in one direction, but unlike in Steamlands, they fire slower and have pink bullets instead of orange. Determinators charge up before firing, which is seen by the red light on them turning orange.
They can be destroyed by simply shooting them for some time, but can only be destroyed in the first phase when the steel block is shot. Three determinators appear in phase one and two of the tank, four determinators appearing in phase three.
Determinator shop items
Below are determinator shop items purchasable in Steamlands.
|Determinator damage one||Determinator health one||Determinator reload one|
|Result:||Increases damage||Health increases to 165||Determinator fires faster|
|Description:||The weight of the Determinators ammunition could easily be increased. But you would have to purchase new parts to keep the firing mechanize stable.||The Mechanic here reckons that the Determinator could still operate with a stronger steel frame. He's willing to show you how if you pay him.||The inability of the Determinator to aim means that various parts of its reloading mechanism could be simplified, increasing he firing rate.|
|Level:||The Mirror of Venus||Target Practice|