"Hey, get the hell off my ride!"
Sam Stone[src]
 

The Technopolip is the product of an unknown polyzoic creature when it hijacks a helicopter. The creature itself appears to have unknown origins. However, its ability to hijack mechanical devices suggests that it was tampered with by unknown forces at one point, most likely Mental.

They first appear as a boss in Serious Sam 3: BFE and Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, and as regular throughout the campaign and in Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. They will also appear in Serious Sam 4.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Technopolip is a polyzooidal cyber-parasite, an obscure species whose origin is not well known, though it is speculated they were most likely genetically engineered as a biological weapon. Such polyzooid consists of a huge number of individual microscopic organisms (zooids) that can reproduce and reconfigure the super-organism as needed. This enables it to quickly adapt to any host machine as needed and to repair damages to the organism itself, or to the host machine, during battle.

Behavior and abilities[edit | edit source]

Like members of the phylum Cnidaria, the Technopolip consists of numerous microorganisms called zooids, which assist the creature and enable it to adapt to a host machine or vehicle and repair it as needed in combat situations.

The Technopolip's only attack is to fire the helicopter's machine gun at a target but during the battle against Ugh-Zan IV, it fires rockets instead of machine guns. At first, the burst of the machine gun has low accuracy, but will become more accurate after a few rounds are fired off. It can only be harmed by explosive weapons, such as the XPML21 Rocket Launcher or AS-24 Devastator. Its AI is advanced enough to avoid slow projectiles. However, it will not move while it is firing the helicopter's machine guns.

The polyzoic creature is able to repair the vehicle it has hijacked, making it impossible to damage without explosive weapons due to the helicopter's armor and the Technopolip's regenerative abilities. This does not apply in Serious Sam Fusion 2017; the Technopolip can be damaged by any bullet-firing weapon, though it does minimal damage to it.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

In Serious Sam 3: BFE and Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, two Technopolips can be seen flying by through the roof in the main atrium of the Egyptian Museum, and one appears as a boss in No Place to Hide after hijacking Garret's helicopter. Afterwards, it appears sparingly, usually one or two at a time. During the fight with Ugh-Zan IV, Technopolips appear more frequently to assist him, and will keep spawning until Sam or Ugh-Zan is dead.

In Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, Technopolips are more common that then are in Serious Sam 3: BFE. They also fire rockets at the player in the later levels rather than firing their machine guns.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Try to get close to a Technopolip's underside when fighting one. This makes it easier to hit it because doing so closes the distance between the player and the Technopolip and makes it a larger target.
  • The best time to hit a Technopolip is when it's still while firing at the player. It cannot dodge projectiles while firing, making it easy to hit it with projectiles.
  • When using the XPML21 Rocket Launcher against Technopolips, do not fire while it is moving around. The rocket launcher's rockets are too slow to hit the Technopolip, even when their direction has been compensated.
  • The AS-24 Devastator's projectiles are more effective against the Technopolip because of how much faster they are compared to rockets. However, the player still needs to aim ahead of the Technopolip if they want to hit it while it is moving.
  • The SBC Cannon works great against Technopolips although only a handful of them are encountered while wielding a cannon.
  • If a Technopolip is with other enemies, it should be a high-priority target because of how damaging and accurate its bullets can be, especially in higher difficulty levels. If left unchecked, the Technopolip can easily kill the player while they're not expecting it.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

Get the hell off my ride!.jpg Get the hell off my ride! (10G) B
Secure the bird.

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE[edit | edit source]

Get the hell off my ride SSVRBFE.jpg Get the hell off my ride!
Secure the bird.

Serious Sam Fusion 2017[edit | edit source]

Get the hell off my ride SSF2017.jpg Get the hell off my ride!
Secure the bird.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Though NETRICSA states that the Technopolip can regenerate, it is never seen doing this in-game.
  • It is estimated that there are more EDF helicopters that have been taken over by Technopolips than flown by EDF pilots.
  • The rockets fired by the Technopolip use the same model as the rockets fired by the Major Bio-mechanoid.

In Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, Techopolips die instantly rather than have their helicopter circle around for a brief period of time before exploding.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Serious Sam 3: BFE[edit | edit source]

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List of appearances[edit | edit source]

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