Sniper Rifle... In
Search of the Hippo
Matt's message: "You're close. But the hippo is not on
the grenades." We
thought the hippo might be on the sniper rifle, because it was involved in the
plasma grenade pictures. We took some pictures...
You can't tell
from the picture but it looks like there is a hippo face there.
It looks a lot
like a pencil sketch of this hippo face.
Get a mental
picture of this hippo face and then look at the following pictures... the
image quality is low...
The eyes and ear
are on the upper left hand side. The nostrils are
near the middle. The hippo's
chin/mouth is the faint line near the bottom of the green window.
We suggest you
try it for yourself. You will notice that it's hard to get a good angle
without the rifle barrel "dissapearing". Remember to look at
it from the front of the sniper rifle like we do in the pictures so the hippo
is right-side up. And remember the picture of a real hippo we included
here on the site... the hippo on the underside of the sniper rifle barrel is
facing the same way. NOTE: a sniper who is
sitting in the warthog will not have a dissapearing barrel.
of you might be thinking, "But Matt, whether you call it a 'proximity
mine' or a 'wall-hugging hippo' doeesn't matter because it's not in the game,
you lying bastard." To which I say: they may not hug walls anymore, but
they're still in the game (thanks again to Robt.), and they're still extremely
lethal. But you'll need excellent vision and a really nice TV to spot them.
...an attempt to
explain just what it is that I am talking about...
|The Sniper Rifle is the
perfect place for a hippo.
- It is lethal.
- You need a good TV and eyesight to see this
- Everyone is busy using the sniper rifle to
- It has never been suggested that a hippo could
be seen on the sniper rifle, in any specific way.
- It is a weapon: 'Getting warmer. -Matt'
- Robt did all the design for the Sniper Rifle
- This possible hippo image is just a
texture/picture on a weapon... just like the original
implementation of the hippo on mines.
- It's hard to get a good view of the rifle
barrel without it dissapearing.
I almost posted a clue on Sunday, but I thought you
guys were on the verge of figuring it out. Besides, I didn't think my clue
was enigmatic enough. ;-)
Keep looking...some of you have the right idea.