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How do I get past the Labion Root Monster in Space Quest II?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

I agree with the other posters that there is no special trick, but I recall from the Apple IIGS version that tapping the arrow key once would start you walking in that direction and tapping it again would stop you immediately. I employed a double-tap keyboard approach to navigate the root monster (or any other tight space) in which I would give two immediate taps (taptap) and move one "pixel unit" in some direction.

If you're playing an emulated/Flash version and have to use a mouse I would imagine the difficulty would go up.

Good luck!

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This is the one in Space Quest II, right?

There's no clever trick to getting past it; navigate between its roots without stepping on one.

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It has no shortcuts indeed, you must walk in between the roots. – chiguire Aug 12 '10 at 18:23

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