Time (3/15/02 2:14 AM EST)
Maw 700 Contest 1: "To get yourself to the Longsword at the end of
the Maw in the shortest time possible. Provide a picture, taken from a
specific location (see below), showing the greatest possible remaining time on
the countdown timer. This contest will begin at midnight UTC
on March 1, 2002, and submissions will be accepted until midnight UTC
on March 15, 20o2."
Final Maw Time
Following is a series of four small videos showing the path taken. These
are pieced together from three separate runs. Included is text from forum
discussion and other important influences.
*SPOILER* if you haven't played the last level in the game.
Beginning to First Shortcut
You CAN save a couple of seconds by running to the
outside one. You can actually be moving up the hill before the timer kicks
in - when I picked up an inside one, the timer would kick in after I left
the bay, but before I left the room. Should be
useful for those looking to eke out those extra seconds... :)
Actually, with a well-placed grenade toss, you can flip the warthog upright
and bring it closer to you. This lets you get almost to the top of the hill
before the timer starts....The rocket launcher
can work too but it's a much less dependable shot since it tends to move the
hog away from you.
First Shortcut to Intermission
me screw up. In the "Final Maw Time"
run I reached the intermission around 3:57:??. This video is a few
...They ARE shortcuts, but only if you enter and exit them perfectly,
and even then they only provide a couple seconds extra. Still, if you're
gunning for the Maw 700, they can be valuable. ...The current record
(currently held by me) can be found on the Maw
700 page. The only tips I can think of at the moment are to avoid the
ramps in the center whenever possible (going around them is usually faster)
and, of course, to ignore Cortana and barrel straight on ahead past the
Intermission to Big Drop Area
7hr33 showed how to clear the big drop in style waaay back in the day.
I know that's where I learned how to do it. Find the video in their antics
section at: 7hr33.
Big Drop Area to the End
introduced the use of a jeep in this
Movie: Stuck in Barrel