109

I'd like to ride the unicorn as pictured both in the ad on the right as well as in the game main menu:

Unikong main menu screen

The unicorn seems to be an unkillable monster and I am unable to defeat it; I have to either dodge or use the photon blaster to set him back a few inches.

I tried goomba stomping it, tried charging head on, but I keep dying every time.

Even a highly powerful, high-density rainbow photon beam blaster didn't do anything to the unicorn; it merely pushed it back, without actually doing damage.

Unikong in-game screenshot

The picture to play depicts a valiant J Skeet on his steed; I'd like to know how I can ride the horse just as he does. If not, then I'd like to know how to beat the unicorn and perhaps take his horn home to put on my trophy wall.

Unikong intro screen

Is there a way to ride the unicorn? Is there a way to defeat this vile unicorn? If not, is there any way to ride him as depicted in their ad?

  • 50
    There's a book on Amazon titled "How to Kill a Unicorn". I'll get back to you in 3-5 business days. – Winter Mar 31 '16 at 20:06
  • 27
    Everyone knows you must be "pure" to ride the unicorn. Since we're on the internet we can probably assume we all have been tainted. – Neberu Mar 31 '16 at 21:39
  • 82
    I bet Jon Skeet can ride the unicorn – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 31 '16 at 21:41
  • 4
    @Winter any update on the unicorn-killing? – Gigala Apr 4 '16 at 7:35
72

Definitely invulnerable and nothing more.

Shooting a unicorn:

this.game.physics.arcade.collide(this.boss, this.ammo, function(t, e) {
    e.kill()
}

does the same as shooting a platform:

this.game.physics.arcade.collide(this.platforms, this.ammo, function(t, e) {
    e.kill()
}

i.e. destroys the projectile but not the object shot.

Furthermore, any collisions with the unicorn simply end in death:

this.game.physics.arcade.collide(this.player, this.boss, this.loseGame, null, this)
  • 24
    Please tell me there's a secret line in code that says something like "if jonskeet(), give player unicorn mount" – senpai Apr 1 '16 at 5:45
  • 69
    What a scam! I guess the boxart is always looking better than the actual game. – Gigala Apr 1 '16 at 9:28
  • 24
  • 5
    @Lee - He gets to play as the Unicorn and automatically draws all the coins and badges to himself. – CubicleSoft Apr 1 '16 at 13:44
  • 4
    @MarchHo Please post you TVTropes links in spoilers. My tab count just exploded :p – Sebb Apr 1 '16 at 22:29
50

Running into the unicorn will kill you and shooting it pushes it back slightly. As far as i can tell you cannot kill it. I have currently shot it over 600 times in a row and it is still walking towards me. Apparently unicorns are invulnerable.

  • 11
    It might die if you shoot it enough times. Maybe try for 500? – Haney Mar 31 '16 at 20:39
  • 10
    I tried running a macro which would spam the spacebar 500 times, and it has not killed the Unicorn yet. I'm setting it to 9000 to see if it does any good. – senpai Mar 31 '16 at 20:54
  • 1
    @skully i shouldve written a macro. i got to 600 times before giving up as my finger was tired. – Dragonrage Mar 31 '16 at 21:45
  • 62
    may be it should be over 9000 – user13267 Apr 1 '16 at 0:09
  • 3
    @user13267 The fools! – Robert Grant Apr 1 '16 at 14:11
19

The box art and menu art assets were created in parallel with game development, but the game development changed course without coordinating with art, so there's a slight discrepancy, and you cannot kill or ride the unicorn.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.