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What possible use would alcohol serve for a fast-paced Nintendo Hard action shooter? Drowning your sorrows, of course. Please note that if you're getting too drunk to play effectively, stop drinking before you kill yourself.

General

  • Whenever you start a run, pick two mutations. Take a drink if at least one didn't show up by Level 9. Take a shot instead if both didn't show up.
  • Drink when you level twice in a single level. Drink again if you also picked Patience last stage.
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  • Drink when a level spawns more than two Elite enemies (pre-Loop).
  • Drink if you activate a Crown Portal unintentionally and you end up not taking a Crown. Take another if you had to fight Crown Guardians.
  • Drink if an enemy that fires red bullets (Bandits, Ravens, Robot Wolves) fired a shot right before it died and it hits you.
  • Drink whenever you die from your own explosives.
    • Take a shot instead if you got hit by your own explosives because you shot a maggot at point-blank range.
  • Drink every time you find a Screwdriver in a Weapons Chest (or a Tier 1 weapon post-Loop).
  • Drink if you find a Medkit chest and you're only missing 1-2 HP at that point.
  • Drink if Heavy Heart shows up as a mutation option (once per game).
  • Drink whenever alternate music plays.
  • Take a shot if you died from a Blood weapon.
  • Take a shot if you died from your own Toxic weapon.
  • Take a shot if you completely run out of ammo.
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  • Take a shot if you took Last Wish but skipped Jungle.
  • Take a shot if Gamma Guts didn't work for some reason and you die from contact damage.
  • Drink if you take damage from a Mimic.
    • Take a shot instead if it was a Medkit Mimic.
      • Finish your drink if either Mimic killed you.
  • Hard Mode only: Drink every time you die or reset in 1-1.

Zones

    Desert 
  • Drink if a barrel explodes far away from you and you miss the Rad drops you could've gotten from the enemies that died from it.
    • Take a shot if it was a rad canister instead.
  • Drink if you take contact damage from a Scorpion.
  • Take a shot if you get killed by a maggot (big or small) or a carcass.
  • Take a shot if Big Bandit kills you by charging at you.
  • If you are trying to get to the Oasis, drink if an barrel that you didn't shoot kills enough enemies to ruin the Oasis spawn.
  • Oasis: Drink if a Large Weapons Chest spawned instead of a shell-shaped Weapons Chest.

    Sewers 
  • Drink if a toxic barrel turns a Ballguy into a Toxic Ballguy.
  • Drink if you get a Big Green Rat to leap at you.
  • Drink if a large number of Alligators spawned in that level (pre-Loop).
  • Take a shot to drown your sorrows if you died from a Buff Alligator's flak cannon shot right in the face.
  • Post-Loop: Drink if you get hit by Mom's posthumous attack.
    • Finish the drink if you die from it.
  • Take a shot if you die in the Pizza Sewers.

    Scrapyard 
  • Take a shot if the Golden Car explodes for no reason.
  • Drink if you find a Screwdriver either in 3-2 or at 3-1 after the portal sucks in one.
    • Also drink if you find a Screwdriver in 3-1 after you intentionally blew up the Golden Car.
  • Drink if a fire trap is blocking a narrow hallway.
    • Take two if it blocks a one-block thin hallway, completely blocking off the entrance for the time it's active.
  • Drink continuously whenever you're hunting down that last Raven.
  • Snipers:
    • Drink for every screen's length after the first a Sniper is firing at you (Ex. 3 screens away = 2 drinks).
    • Drink if a Sniper is firing at you behind: a bunch of Fire Salamanders, a Proto Statue, or Big Dog.
      • (Post-Loop) If you prefer not to get alcohol poisoning, increase the threshold to every three snipers.
  • Take a shot if you die from a car explosion caused by a portal spawn. Take another if it was a wall prop.
  • Y.V.'s Mansion: Drink if you didn't find any weapon to replace your Screwdriver (excluding the golden weapon).
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    Crystal Caves 
  • Drink if you are forced to traverse a narrow hallway full of web to get a clear shot at the enemy and you don't have Extra Feet.
  • Drink if you get hit by an Alligator that spawned from a destroyed cocoon.
  • Take 2 shots if you died from a Laser Crystal's contact damage.
  • Take a shot to brave your soul if a Lightning Crystal spawned pre-Loop.
  • Take a celebratory shot if you cleared Cursed Crystal Cave pre-loop.
    • Take two celebratory shots if you cleared Cursed Crystal Cave post-loop.

    Frozen City 
  • Take a drink if you hit a Snowbot but it runs into you anyway.
  • Take a drink if you get hit by a car that a Snowbot threw at you. Take a shot if you died from it.
  • Take a drink if the Crown Portal opens because of a Snow Tank explosion.
  • Lil' Hunter:
    • Drink if you spawn in 5-3 in an open area full of enemies.
    • Drink if Lil' Hunter lands on you and you lose 3-4 HP from it.
      • Take two drinks if you die because of it.
    • Drink if you get killed by the I.D.P.D. that Lil' Hunter spawned, including after he dies.
    • Drink if Lil' Hunter destroys your cover then shoots you to death.
    • Take a shot if you die from Lil' Hunter's posthumous explosion.
  • Jungle:
    • Take a shot if you can't enter the Jungle because you didn't have enough HP.
    • Drink if one of the mutation choice is Last Wish again.
    • Drink if you lost at least half your health from maggots.
    • Drink if at least 4 Jungle Assassins are going after you at the same time.
    • Drink if you got hit by a Jungle Assassin because your shots were getting blocked by maggots.

    Labs 
  • Drink if an unusually low amount of enemies spawned in the level.
  • Drink if you died from an Explo Freak that charged at you from outside your vision range.
  • Drink if a group of Necromancers (at least 3 or so) are constantly reviving off-screen (pre-loop).
  • Take a shot if you managed to get hit by a Rhino Freak. Make a new drink and finish the entire thing before continuing if it killed you.

    Palace (SPOILERS) 
  • Drink if at least 2 Shielders spawned at the start of a level (or 2 Elites of any kind post-Loop).
  • Drink if at least 6 Dog Guardians spawned in the level (pre-Loop).
  • Drink if you had to deal with at 3 Explo Guardians on the same screen.
  • The Throne:
    • Drink if you died because the Throne spammed nothing but orbs at you.
    • Take a shot if you died from its laser beam.
    • Take a shot if you accidentally didn't destroy all the generators and had to sit on the Throne. Then start another run immediately.
  • The Campfire:
    • Take 2 drinks if you died to Throne II.
      • Take a shot if it was from contact damage.
    • Take a shot if you died from the I.D.P.D. here.
  • Take a celebratory drink if you reached Level Ultra after either Throne fight.

Other

    I.D.P.D. 
  • Drink if you were killed by an Inspector (regular or Elite).
  • Take a shot if you died from an I.D.P.D. grenade.
  • Take a shot if you died from a shot that the Shielder's shield reflected.
  • Post-Loop:
    • Drink if you died from getting run over by the van.
      • Drink again if you were trying to get in the van and failed.
    • Drink if at least 2 Elite Shielders spawned at once (excludes I.D.P.D. chests spawns).
    • Drink if get hit by a missile from an Elite Grunt.
    • Have a celebratory drink if you End the Struggle.

    Character-specific 
  • Fish:
    • Drink if you died from rolling into something dangerous.
    • With Confiscate, drink if an enemy drops a Mimic.
    • Take a shot if you unironically took Fish's Throne Butt.
  • Crystal:
    • Take a drink if you get hit right after you stopped shielding.
    • With Throne Butt, drink if you take damage right after teleporting. This also applies even if the teleport failed.
    • Take a shot if you died while shielded.
  • Eyes:
    • Take a drink if you died from contact damage or a melee enemy while using Telekinesis. Drink again if it was Big Dog's missile.
    • Take a drink if you died while holding projectiles with the Projectile Style mutation.
  • Melting: If you picked Detachment as your Ultra Mutation and you don't have Rhino Skin, take 2 shots if Rhino Skin didn't show up as an option.
  • Plant:
    • Drink if you took Throne Butt but forgot to use it to kill a boss.
    • Drink if you picked up Extra Feet and Euphoria.
  • Y.V.:
    • Drink if you died because of long reload time due to Pop Pop.
    • In the Crib, drink if you don't find any golden or ultra weapons. Also drink for each tier 1 weapon you find.
  • Robot:
    • Drink if you accidentally eat your weapon. Another if you finish the level without finding another weapon to replace it.
    • Drink every time you eat a cursed weapon. Take a shot instead if you died from doing that.
    • If you picked Regurgitate, drink if you spawn an I.D.P.D. Chest or Cursed Chest.
  • Steroids: Drink if you picked up Throne Butt but ran out of ammo with either equipped weapon.
  • Chicken:
    • Drink if you revived then immediately died again.
    • Drink if you took damage after you threw both weapons and went to pick them up.
    • Take a shot if you entered a portal while headless and managed to "revive" yourself by picking up Rhino Skin or Last Wish.
  • Rebel: Once per two zones (Ex. 1-1 to 2-1), drink each time you enter a portal with full HP. (Reduce to a sip if you have Bloodlust.)
  • Horror:
    • Take a shot if you burned more than 1/3 of your Rad meter at level 9 or under.
    • After Level Ultra, drink every time you find an Ultra Weapon.
  • Rogue:
    • Drink if you opened a Portal Strike canister with full Portal Strike ammo.
    • Drink if you died from your own Portal Strike.
    • Drink if you misaimed your Portal Strike and killed almost nothing or wanted to cancel a Portal Strike but screwed up.
    • Drink if the I.D.P.D. spawns while you're fighting a boss.
    • Drink 2 times if you get killed by the I.D.P.D. that spawned after the portal opened.
    • Take a shot if died because of Blast Armor (i.e. there was a car next to you).
  • Skeleton:
    • Drink if you died right after you spawned and didn't even notice you revived as Skeleton.
    • Take a shot if you died from Blood Gambit.
  • Frog:
    • Drink if you got killed while not moving.
    • Take a shot if you (accidentally) took Hammerhead and somehow managed to make it work.
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