Bloogton Manufacturing

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Bloogton Manufacturing
Bloogton Manufacturing.png
GameKeen 6
Level number6
LocationFribbulus Xax
CollectiblesNone
Dimensions60 x 100 tiles
Total points37,200
Total ammo12 x Neural Stunner
Extra lives1
Song"Please Don't Metal With Me!"
Required?Yes

Bloogton Manufacturing (called Bloogton Mfg., Incorporated in the status screen) is the sixth level in Commander Keen 6. It is one of the two factory levels on Fribbulus Xax, the other being Bloogfoods, Inc. It is not clear what is made in the factory, though given the generic name of the company it is likely that it is a general-purpose manufacturing plant. The building itself is adorned with the letters "BMI" in SGA, which almost certainly stands for Bloogton Manufacturing, Incorporated. Completing the level provides access to the Bloogton Tower, which holds the Bloogstar Rocket Passcard. Because of this, the level is required to complete the game.

The level layout is rather unusual, as it contains considerable open space with lots of platforms suspended in it, meaning that a lot of pogoing and jumping is required to get around. The lower third of the level is a very large open area with some slanted platforms and a conveyor belt, as well as a room with the green gem and two crushers. The bottom of the level has two acid pools — one on each side — one of which holds the yellow key to the exit.

The middle third of the level sits over a long incline which is patrolled by a lone Blooguard. There are several rooms and ledges on the right side of this area, with numerous small slanted platforms over the left. The top third is dominated by three circular chambers, each of which contains a switch controlling a platform and, in Hard mode, a Babobba. Not all of these switches are required to finish the level, although they do make it much easier.

Miscellaneous info

  • The level contains relatively few hazards, and the greatest dangers come from the Blooguards which, while few, are in strategic locations which make dispatching them more difficult.
  • There are a total of 37,200 points in this factory. That includes 17 Bloog Sodas, 50 Ice Cream Bars, 3 Puddings, 2 Root Beer Floats, 1 Banana Split and 4 Pizza Slices (1,700 + 10,000 + 1,500 + 2,000 + 2,000 + 20,000 = 37,200). There are 24 Vivas in total, in 6 quadruplets. There's a single Queen Viva in the bottom right corner.
  • Again, some items appear to be unreachable due to the level's construction. Use cheats or the Impossible Bullet to get these.
  • Character appearances: Blooguard, Ceilick, Babobba (Hard difficulty)
Map of Bloogton Manufacturing