Loopmancer: How to Beat Song Boyong (Boss Guide) | Screen Rant

As players progress through the futuristic Loopmancer, they will encounter Song Boyong, one of the consequential bosses in the game. Loopmancer is set in a Cyberpunk-esque city in China, where people rely on technology and cybernetics for transplants and body modifications. Song Boyong's wife is the one who helped create this technology, but it was used for nefarious purposes, and she was killed to prevent the news from getting out. Song Boyong comes to confront the company, and after executing a few executives, the protagonist Xiang Zixu steps in to save the day.

Almost immediately after the cutscene ends, Song Boyong transforms into Tianwu, a giant spider-like AI creature that appears to have a symbiotic relationship with Boyong. Before the boss fight, players had to cross the entirety of the FengLi Walled City level with a ten-minute cap, including the Song Boyong boss fight. If players do not think they can complete the mission in under ten minutes, they can pause the game and restart the level. Dying and looping back is a key element of Loopmancer's gameplay, but players will want to complete this mission correctly to advance the story in the best way.

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Players may not get this battle depending on the choices they made earlier in the game. For example, when Xiang Zixu finds out what happened to his wife, he must make a choice: go to the FengLi Walled City to save the reporter Lisbeth or go to the Kouga Sea Base to rescue his wife. If players choose to go to the Sea Base first, they will fight the Cybernetic Samurai Hiroyuki Ogata, and they will not get to fight Song Boyong or Tianwu. However, players can fight Song Boyong and Tianwu if they first go to the FengLi Walled City.

When fighting Loopmancer's Song Boyong in human form, players will have to dodge three of his abilities:

  • Elemental Sparks - Boyong's projectiles will either electrocute or burn players. He also uses floating drones to home in on players from across the screen, so be prepared to dodge.
  • Bouncing Boy-yo-yong - Sometimes Boyong will leap into the air and crash down into players. This will happen several times in succession, so players need to look out for where he is coming down and dodge in time.
  • Blackout - the screen will occasionally go dark, and players need to be prepared for when the lights come back on, and Boyong comes in to attack.

If players do not get to the Tompson Technology lab in time, they will have to face Tianwu. Tianwu can rush the player, swipe with his long claws, and roll into a ball that electrifies the player. For both versions of the fight, dodge the attacks and shoot at the enemy when they are vulnerable.

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Loopmancer is currently available on PC, and will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch later this year.

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