Name: Ahuizotl

Description: A giant Elasmosaurus, a prehistoric creature that resembles a Plesiosaur or the popular conception of the Loch Ness Monster.

Henchcreatures: None.

Getting close when: You've defeated a lot of the garpike in the underwater ruins and come to the temple door.

Strategy: Ahuizotl, fourth of the Sea Monsters, is the only one in this entire stage. That's lucky, because while slightly easier than Charybdis, he's still no laughing matter. After he's emerged from the temple, he will attempt to eat you. In doing so, he will raise his head on that long neck of his and strike with blinding speed.

You'll have to be blindingly fast yourself--fast on the trigger button and fast to aim. You must hit him in the head, his Sunburst Area, and you must hit him almost every time, otherwise he will hit you. Once half of Ahuizotl's life bar is gone, you'll scramble up on land, where you'll be taking aim at the Sweet Spot.

This part is easy. Ahuizotl will raise his head to strike at you, just likeunderwater. Unfortunately for him, his jaws are his Sweet Spot. Simply pop him one in the snout for a hit. He'll retreat underwater for a few moments, giving you time to hit the nearest treasure chest a few times. Then he'll return. Shoot him again and he'll dive again. After you've managed to get a few more treasure chest hits, he'll come back again. One final blast to the jaws and he'll be done for. You've concluded your brief journey to Texcoco Great Lake.

Mythological Background

Name: Ahuizotl

Taken from: Aztec
The Ahuizotl is an amphibious creature that resembles a cross between a human and a monkey, using a hand on the end of its tail to snatch
unfortunates who wander too close to the water. Sometimes it cries like a child to attract well-meaning people who only want to help,
but they soon become prey.

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