About Matthew Smail

Matt has been around Videogames since the ZX Spectrum way back in the 1980's. He enjoys a very broad range of games including everything from epic RPG's through to cute platformers and the odd really dumb FPS romp. Matt is in his early thirties and has been writing for XBLA Fans for over three years now.
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More new Dogfight 1942 DLC
5 years ago

More new Dogfight 1942 DLC

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City Interactive has released another DLC for Dogfight 1942, dramatically entitled Fire Over Africa. It is focused on claiming air superiority in battles such as Tobruk and El Alamein …
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Realms of Ancient War Release Trailer
5 years ago

Realms of Ancient War Release Trailer

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So, Realms of Ancient War recently launched on Xbox Live Arcade. To celebrate,  Focus Home Interactive decided to present us with this …
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Deal of the Week – Pinball FX and Marvel!

A treat for fans of both pinball and Marvel comics in general will land later today, as the XBLA Deal of the Week features a selection of superhero related …
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Deal of the Week – PopCap
5 years ago

Deal of the Week – PopCap

This week's deals are brought to us by PopCap, makers of some of the most fun XBLA games over the past few years. Although many of these games have …
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Dust: An Elysian Tail Guide – General & Boss Tips, Bakers Dozen Achievement
5 years ago

Dust: An Elysian Tail Guide – General & Boss Tips, Bakers Dozen Achievement

Welcome to our guide for all things Dust: An Elysian Tail! Dust is without doubt my pick of the games released on XBLA this summer and an all-around fantastic game. While it's almost impossible that you haven't heard of this game by now, definitely check out our review for the game.

Dust can be pretty challenging at times, with a few tough bosses to defeat and a whole host of hidden content. In an identical way to classic games such as Castlevania and Metroid, Dust expects that players will revisit previously completed levels in order to unlock new areas and secrets.

In this guide, I’ll be providing some general tips and some combat hints on this page as well as a boss guide (beware spoilers) and a guide for the Bakers Dozen achievement (for finding all the hidden characters) on separate pages.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail – Boss Guide

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The Glade – Giants

The first boss encounter is quite an easy one, but it can be tough if you use the wrong tactics. First of all, you’ll be attacked by a single Giant and following a short cut scene, Dust will unlock the Parry skill. This is a big clue here, as unlikely as it seems, you can actually parry the Giants attacks. Just as the Giant pauses and begins his swing, hit X and hold it (timing is quite forgiving on normal/hard) to parry the attack. Once the Giant is stunned, you can hit him with two or three combos. Repeat this cycle until the Giant falls, unlocking the next stage of the battle. This time, Dust will need to face down two Giants. Repeat the same process of parrying and counter attacking, but take care not to get trapped between the Giants or to get caught when both of them swing at once. If you get into trouble, remember to use the dodge or jump whirlwind attack to get out of there.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail – Hidden Characters (Bakers Dozen) Guide

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The Bakers Dozen Achievement is all about rescuing your favourite characters that have been hidden throughout the world of Dust: An Elysian Tail. Don’t forget that when you get to any one of the cages that these guys are imprisoned in, you will need four keys and some quick hands to beat the locks!

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