The Bloater is an enemy that appears in I Hate Running Backwards.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Bloater is a corpse filled with acid and excruciatingly smelly gas. They are similar to the Beheaded Kamikaze, but are much more endurable and dangerous.

Attacks and stats[edit | edit source]

Bloaters move towards the player and explode in a cloud of poison when they get too close to them. Like Kamikazes, they also explode when killed. Like most other enemies, Bloaters have tiered variants that move a bit faster and have more health than their normal variants.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Shotguns are effective weapons against Bloaters, as they can kill them in 2-3 hits. Rapid-fire weapons also work well, but they take a bit longer time to kill the Bloater.
  • Another option is for the player to bait the Bloater into activating its self-destruct. Approach the Bloater closely, then immedietaly pull back when it stretches its arm, which denotes it is about to explode. This works well if the Bloaters are alone, but is a dangerous risk should the Bloater appear with many other enemies at their side.
  • Like Kamikazes, it is recommended to make Bloaters explode near other enemies, as they can deal damage to them.

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