Appearance and Functions Edit
The UXB is a small cylinder-shaped object with two rotating blades that indicate whether it is active. The top of the UXB features a blinking button that blinks in a consistent and distinct color pattern that varies between green and red. If the button is pressed when it blinks green, the bomb will be disarmed but, if it is pressed when it is red, it will detonate; destroying anyone and almost anything around it. Once disarmed, the rotating blades will stop moving and withdraw into the mechanism. The mine may also be rearmed by pressing the button once more.
Like a regular Land Mine, the UXB can be detonated by coming into physical contact with a moving object or person. However, if the person that encounters one does not have the time or patience to disarm the UXB, they have the option of destroying it with some form of projectile (rocks, grenades, etc.) or simply jumping over it; avoiding it altogether. Though this often restricts the path of Mudokons following Abe, as they can not jump.
- UXB stands for 'unexploded bomb'. While technically correct for describing an explosive device, in real life the term is usually reserved for very old and forgotten explosives that remain in the ground many years after they were deployed, though UXO (unexploded ordnance) is more common. The UXBs encountered by Abe are neither old nor forgotten.
- In Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty the blinking speed of UXBs vary in relation to the game's set difficulty level.
- In Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty disarming three UXBs in a row unlocks the 'Mine Games' achievement.
- In Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty the tones of the UXBs are F Sharp (#) and C.