Boombats are small, fuzzy creatures that the Stranger uses as live ammo for his crossbow. When launched they will stick to enemies and eventually explode, causing heavy damage. They are first encountered in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on the way back through the mines after Stranger's battle with The Looten Duke at the Water Facility.
Boombats can be seen as the natural version of a missile. Their explosions can catch a large group of enemies, and they latch onto whatever enemy they find themselves shot onto. They act as a great way to knock out bosses, as they can significantly deteriorate their stamina bar. Use them in conjunction with Thudslugs to knock them right out and get the bigger alive bounty. They later turn into Boombat Seekers, which fires three homing Boombats.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
During the development of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty a contest was launched by Oddworld Inhabitants to name various trophies in the game. One of the trophy descriptions read "Kill a Boombat with a rock.", indicating that Boombats were supposed to appear in the game in one form or another, possibly as a Native version of grenades, or as a native version of mines. Later during the game's development the idea for Boombats was dropped entirely and regular bats now appear in the final game. The corresponding achievement, Rockin' Mudokon, now reads "Kill a bat with a rock.".
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