Korath III Base

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Korath III Base
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GameKeen 5
Level number13
LocationKorath III
Dimensions42 x 250 tiles
Total points136,900
Total ammoUnknown"Unknown" is not a number. + [[Available ammo::18x Neural Stunner]] individual shots
Extra lives2
SongPlaying Bagpipes Nearly Kilt Me!
Secret Level!
Map of the Korath III Base

The Korath III Base is a secret level in Keen 5. It is the only level in the game that is not located onboard the Omegamatic, but on the planet Korath III. This level can only be accessed by way of the Gravitational Damping Hub. The Korath natives are only found in this level.

The layout of the level is tall and thin, with largely vertical movement. Roughly in the middle of the level is a long vertical drop with 160 Vitalin jars. This is located between the two large buildings that comprise the main part of the level.

The Korath III Base is not a typical Korath city; rather, it seems it was built by the Shikadi as a base of operations during the early stages of the Omegamatic's construction. As it became more complete, the Shikadi and most of their robot workforce moved aboard the Omegamatic. The base is still staffed by a small number of Little Amptons and also keeps active defense measures, but it is only used for protecting their getaway ship.

Playing this level on Easy difficulty with version 1.0 of Keen 5 will result in the game crashing with a "Goplat moved to bad spot" error a few seconds after entering the level. Playing on another difficulty will avoid this issue, as will upgrading to a later version of Keen 5.

Miscellaneous info

  • There are no less than 136,900 points in the Base. That means 99 Shikadi Gums, 18 Chocolate Milks, 6 Tart Stixes and 6 Sugar Stoopies Cereals, also a whopping 20 Bags O' Sugar (9,900 + 9,000 + 6,000 + 12,000 + 100,000 = 136,900). The 160 Vitalin jars are worth more than an extra life. Additionally, two Kegs O' Vitalin can be found in here.
  • It's interesting that there are no Marshmallows at all.
  • 16 of the Bags O' Sugar form two letters of the SGA: an 'I' and a 'D', referring to id.
  • The Korath III base is hidden as an easter egg in both the Keen 5 title screen and on the surface of Korath III when playing the Ion Ventilation System.

See also