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Rumble Down Under is the second episode in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. It takes place in the Australian Outback, and the main antagonist is the Mask of Dark Earth.

SynopsisEdit

The Setup Edit

With Murray back on the team, it seemed just like the old times. The gang was back in action. However, Murray was feeling guilty about joining back up with his friends without his Guru's permission to quit his training.

Sly and the gang packed up, whipped up some disguises and traveled to the Australian Outback to find The Guru. Along the way, Murray told several stories about his Guru's amazing abilities and Sly took them into consideration, thinking that the Guru seemed like the best recruit they could've asked for. However, when they finally arrived in the Outback, they found the area was in a state of despair, following an extensive opal-mining project, and the Guru was nowhere to be seen.

JobsEdit

Job name Completed by
Search for the Guru Sly
Where's the Guru? See if you can find him somewhere in the Outback.
Spelunking Murray
Murray needs to see the Guru and request that he be released from his training.
Dark Caves Sly
Retrieve the Guru's gear before the booby traps are set off.
Big Truck Sly, Murray
Using a big truck, scoop up red scorpions to scare off miners.
Unleash the Guru Bentley, the Guru
Time for the Guru to escape and help the gang!
The Claw Sly, Murray
Power up the mine fields, but watch out for the miners!
Lemon Rage Sly, Bentley, Murray
Drive the miners out of the lemonade bar.
Hungry Croc Murray
An all-you-can-eat miner buffet for a crocodile!
Operation: Moon Crash Sly, Bentley, Murray
Let's destroy the Mask of Dark Earth!

The Getaway Edit

After the mask was destroyed, Carmelita just lied there, unconscious on the desert floor. Being gentlemen, the gang, along with the Guru, wrapped her up in a blanket and kept watch over her throughout the night. To ensure that she does not leave empty-handed, they took pictures on Carmelita's camera and left. The next day, she woke up and discovered the camera with Sly's calling card next to it.

For the first time in Cooper Gang history, they have picked up a new member. The Guru is now officially apart of the gang and he joins them on their next journey.

Master Thief ChallengesEdit

Challenge name Description
Rock Run Complete the rock climbing course under time pressure.
Cave Sprint Make it to the safe without being damaged, and before time runs out.
Cave Mayhem Defeat 12 guards and make it out of the cave in time.
Scaling the Drill Make it to the top of the drill before time expires.
Guard Swappin' Possess 5 different guards without touching the ground.
Quick Claw Keep Murray safe from the guards to score high on this challenge.
Pressure Brawl Sly, Bentley and Murray team up to win a giant brawl under time pressure.
Croc and Coins Collect 100 coins while fending off attacking guards.
Carmelita Climb Get the mask off Carmelita before time runs out.
Outback Treasure Hunt Using your treasure map, follow the clues to find the hidden loot.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Sly 3 demo, the sun was in a different direction.
  • It is shown that the Mask of Dark Earth is made of wood, as you can hear the sound of wood whenever it escapes and when it's destroyed at the end.
  • It seems that when a dingo has the mask on, their attacks are more vicious, while kangaroo guards still use their original attacks when they are wearing the mask.
  • Bentley makes a reference to the Sly 2: Band of Thieves episode, A Tangled Web, by showing a picture of himself in the "Mojo Trap Action" mission in his first slideshow.
  • It's the only episode of the series where the main antagonist is not a living being, but rather a mask infused with magic.
  • It's the only episode in the series where the guards do not have a boss they are directly following orders from.
  • There is no music for the "Hungry Croc" mission in the original PlayStation 2 version of the game.

CutscenesEdit

Episode 2 - Rumble Down Under - Opening Cutscene02:42

Episode 2 - Rumble Down Under - Opening Cutscene

Episode 2 - Rumble Down Under - Closing Cutscene01:59

Episode 2 - Rumble Down Under - Closing Cutscene

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