Fortissimole is a new boss in Crypt of the Necrodancer:Amplified.
Fortissimole is a big mole that raps while you fight him.
Fortissimole has two rows of skeletons in front of his stage, and spawns more skeletons directly underneath the speakers on his stage. The skeletons in front of his stage will not move, but the spawned ones will.
Zone 1: 4 Ghosts, spawns more White Skeletons. White Skeletons in front of his stage. Fortissimole has 2 hearts of health.
Zone 2: 2 White Skeleton Mages, 2 Light Golems, spawns Armored White Skeletons. Yellow skeletons in front of his stage. Fortissimole has 3 hearts of health.
Zone 3: 2 Purple Goblin, 2 Yeti, spawns White Skeleton Knights. Black skeletons in front of his stage. Fortissimole has 4 hearts of health.
Zone 4: 2 Apprentice Blademaster, 2 Ooze Golem, spawns Liches. Black skeletons in front of his stage. Fortissimole has 5 hearts of health.
Zone 5: 2 White Skulls, 2 Red Devils, spawns Purple Electric Mages. Black skeletons in front of his stage. Fortissimole has 6 hearts of health.
There is a bug in the level editor where Fortissimole boss battles can only have white skeletons in front of the stage when testing the level.
Fortissimole will jump down the stage if the square right below him is empty, usually because one of the skeletons in the topmost row is killed. Once Fortissimole is off the stage, he will burrow into the ground and start chasing the player, moving once every beat. If the player is in one of the eight squares next to him, he will spend the next beat trying to emerge. The player has one beat to move away; if the player doesn't, he will damage the player as he emerges from the ground. He will then stay above the ground for 3 beats, during which he can be attacked.
Strategy I Edit
Fortissimole can be caught in an infinite damage loop after a successful attack with the following steps:
- After an attack on Fortissimole, move 'perpendicular' such that you are diagonal to him
- Move further away and out of range - Fortissimole will attack this turn.
- Move back towards Fortissimole for two beats and attack
This loop must start *after* a successful attack. See the approach method used in Strategy 2.
Strategy II Edit
Since he does not move the turn he resubmerges, unlike the regular mole, Fortissimole can also be trapped in an infinite damage loop by:
- Maneuver by running in one direction (or hopping back and forth, or even digging a wall) until he is on the same row/column as you, and there is exactly one space between you.
- Step into the space between you, and he will try to emerge.
- Step back away as he emerges.
- Step back and attack.
- After he resubmerges, go back to loop 2.
(Note: This only works as an infinite loop with range 2 or greater weapons. Otherwise, the recommended technique is to approach with one loop of this strategy then switch to looping Strategy 1.)
Trapping Respawns Edit
If the player takes out the two skeletons in the top left and top right corners of the crowds, the player can be safe from respawning minions since they will trap themselves in those openings (see images.) You will be free to fight Fortissimole without any interruptions, so long as the fight takes place in the center of the map.Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6qH-_rAPn0
Additionally, bombing the speakers on Fortissimole's stage will prevent any minions from spawning.
- Fortissimole has the same name as the mole that appears in Zone 2.
- In the game's files, there's a file called "vo_announcer_fortissimole_lol.ogg", which is Fortissimole's introduction, except the announcer adds, "Get it? He's a strong mole!"
- When using the Girlfriend Records soundtrack, there are 3 different versions of the music that can play. The rapping stays the same though.
- These lyrics can be heard while Fortissimole is rapping until he is killed:
The Unholy Moley
I will crush those who oppose me
Just like mummy told me
My ambitions are cavernous
My motto is avarice
With loot I get so amourous
For gold I am ravenous
My manner is bombastic
My statements, sarcastic
My flow's pyroclastic
My legend's dynastic
When I rise like Lazarus
My odour is always hazardous
Your skill is at best average
There's no way you can handle this
Noticed your moves are atrocious
Is what you are
Now bow down to a true star
Voice like thunder
I leave the earth drawn asunder
So don't make a blunder
You'll be six feet under
You better hide under covers I do what I wanna
Did your feelings get hurt
Step up girl you better stay alert
Or you'll be nappin up in that dirt
Fortissimole and I'm puttin in the work
I hope you like this room
Cause now it will be your tomb
All your plans I will ruin
If you don't play to my tune
I thought you were gonna dig deep
You sure didn't
Must be kidding
Now you can't make a peep
Fortissimole in these streets
Pause for the call
From the windows to the walls
See victory is not yours
I came for the roars and applause
And you are the main course
Victory is mine