The Dib Dib Dum Dum is an enemy that appears in Serious Sam: Next Encounter.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Dib Dib Dum Dums were originally Boy Dib Dib Dum Dums camping in the West Virginian woods. For some reason, Mental decided to capture them and modify them into troops for his own purposes. Now, they serve as his scouts for exploring new territory.
It appears to be unrelated to the traditional Dum-Dum enemy in the game, but this is never clarified.
Occurrence[edit | edit source]
The Dib Dib Dum Dum is notable because it is one of the rarest enemies in the Serious Sam series, as they are only known to appear three times throughout the entire game, and even then they're only found in a secret.
Attacks[edit | edit source]
In-game, the Dib Dib Dum Dum will try to run up to a target and swing their large knife at the target. This is their only attack.
Tactics[edit | edit source]
- The Dib Dib Dum Dum's attack can be avoided by simply strafing or running away from them. They need to be right next to the player in order to use it, and constantly moving makes it impossible for them to hit the player.
- When it is shot, the Dib Dib Dum Dum will play a long “pain flinch” animation. This gives the player plenty of time to shoot it more and kill it.
- The Double-Barrel Shotgun is very effective against the Dib Dib Dum Dum, as one shot will kill it. Plus, the Dib Dib Dum Dum is big enough that most of the pellets will connect, even at medium range.
- The Shofield Uzi Pistols also work well against the Dib Dib Dum Dum, as its rapid fire can quickly cut down a Dib Dib Dum Dum and stun others long enough for the player to target another one or kill the Dib Dib Dum Dum the player is currently shooting.
- Multiple Dib Dib Dum Dums can be taken out with the Double-Barrel Shotgun. Dodging them is very easy, so picking them off one-by-one with the Double-Barrel Shotgun works fine.
- When paired with other enemies, it is a low-priority threat. It is easy to kill and dodging it is extremely simple.
List of appearances[edit | edit source]
- Serious Sam: Next Encounter (First appearance) (Non-canonical appearance)