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The Energy Leech is a boss in Duke Nukem Forever.

DescriptionEdit

The Energy Leech appears to be an alien-bred creature placed underwater to protect the Hoover Dam. This giant leech creature is the last obstacle between Duke and his goal of blowing up the Dam to shut down the alien wormhole. It is encountered in the Blowin' the Dam level, and it appears when Duke is about to place the last wall mine on a gate. The creature is massive, uses its own head as a hammer, can fire bolts of electricity and attempts to suck Duke inside itself like a vacuum. When weakened by Duke's fire, it is killed off by the wall mine carefully placed inside its gill.

Combat AnalysisEdit

Similarly to Alien Queen from "Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition", the entire fight takes place underwater. Despite all odds, it is very simple. The strategy is to strafe from left ammo box to the right one, "visiting" the oxygen bubble streams, placed right between them. After taking all the damage, the creature will be open for a strength tap to finish it off.

Weapon effectivenesses
Melee
MightyBootSprite
strikes
M1911 Pistol
PistolSprite
shots
Shotgun
ShotgunSprite
shots
Ripper
ChaingunCannonSprite
shots
RPG
RPGSprite
12 rockets
Pipe Bomb
PipebombSprite
pipebombs
Shrink Ray
ShrinkRaySprite
Not effective
Railgun
MicrowaveExpanderSprite
shots
Enforcer Gun
FreezethrowerSprite
shots
Devastator
DevastatorSprite
rockets
Trip Mine
LaserTripbombSprite
mines
Freeze Ray
FreezethrowerSprite
shots
  • Note: The values given for the Shotgun and the explosive weapons are minimum values only.

NotesEdit

  • A much smaller version of "Energy Leech" has a cameo appearance in the map "My Digs", where the multiplayer trophies are viewed. It is seen in the aquarium, close to the left wall.
  • Despite the creature's apparent role as the Dam's (and wormhole's) protector, it actually did help Duke destroying it by smashing through an important gate, allowing the Dam to be soon filled with water.
  • The creature also seems to be a second reference to the Alien Queen from "Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition", which also fought underwater and had electric attacks.
  • It appears that it had a larger role in earlier version of DNF.
  • There was a known glitch that was later patched. If Duke used the Freeze Ray on the Energy Leech, Dukes EGO would be reduced to almost zero while the Energy Leech would be killed instantly.
Duke Nukem Forever
Chapters Duke Lives | Damn! It's Late... | The Duke Cave | Mothership Battle | The Lady Killer | Vegas in Ruin | The Duke Dome | The Hive | Queen Bitch | Duke Nukem's Titty City | Crash Course | The Duke Burger | The Mighty Foot | Ghost Town | Highway Battle | Dam Top | The Shrunk Machine | The Forkstop | Generator Room | Underground | The Clarifier | Blowin' the Dam | Final Battle | Press Conference
Items Beer | Duke Vision | Holoduke | Jetpack | Steroids | Double Damage | Invincibility
Weapons Melee | M1911 Pistol | Shotgun | Ripper | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Trip Mine | Railgun
Shrink Ray | Freeze Ray | AT Laser | AT Captain Laser | Enforcer Gun | Devastator | Expander | Impregnader | Garter Pistol | Sticky Bombs | Tittyana | DFG | N00b Tube
Scrapped: Assault Rifle | Chainsaw | Shield
Enemies Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper
Assault Trooper Captain | Octabrain | Pigcop | Pregnator | Octababy | Rat
Bosses: Cycloid Emperor | Mothership | Battlelord | Alien Queen | Octaking | Energy Leech
Scrapped: Robot | Army Ant | Mutated Human | Human Robot
Other Difficulty | Hazards | Multiplayer | Cheat codes | Easter eggs
Quotes | Music | Creators | Duke Nukem
Game bugs
Hail to the Icons Parody Pack
The Doctor Who Cloned Me

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