by Richard Lawson
This walkthru will get you to the ending of Star Trek: Borg in the most
efficient way possible.
However, part of the fun of this game is to try the alternate paths. Despite the
fact that they end badly
for you, it's still fun, especially hearing John De Lancie taunt you along the
way. A lot of the solutions
to the puzzles are obtained by going down a path that fails - such as the Borg
command console code
and the hypo spray sequence. Q, however, always gives you another chance, and
snaps you back to a
place where you can try again. I encourage you to try different things and see
where they lead you.
Okay, long intro, Q appears, and offers you a choice. Grab the phaser. Now to
the Righteous, where
you take over the body of Sprint. Click on the phaser; you'll shoot the Borg.
More stuff happens, and
Ensign Targus tries to drag the Borg off the bridge. The Borg revives and grabs
Targus in one hand
and accesses a panel with the other. Fire the phaser at the panel the Borg is
accessing. This time it's
Now to isolate the security console. You see four squares in front of you. Click
on the fourth square
(the one on the far right), then the third square (this procedure is outlined in
the tricorder Q gave
Now to the elevator. This is tricky. The code to computer core control is
150619. Click on the "1" and
wait for the screen to freeze. Then *quickly* click on 5, 0, 6, 1, 9. You only
have a short time to do
this before the puzzle times out and you go to the wrong branch. Oh, and going
to the wrong branch
leads to a fairly humorous encounter with Q.
After getting to computer core control, you're confronted with an unknown Borg
device. There are lots
of things you can do, but the right answer is to do nothing... don't click
anywhere, just wait for the
scene to continue on its own. Now, time to go Borg hunting.
Your father offers you a choice of hands. Go ahead and choose one - you'll
always lose, but it leads to
some nice scenes where you get Borgified while Q stands over you, taunting you.
There are a few
ways to go down this path, all leading to the destruction of the Righteous.
Eventually Q will put you
back where you have to choose one of your father's hands.
The correct answer is to click on your father's chin. You'll knock him out.
While he's laying on the
floor, click on his phaser. Then wait until you turn the phaser over and a round
button is revealed on
the bottom of the handle. Click on it. More scenes where your father kills the
Borg and you acquire its
You have a few ways to try and access the implant. The correct answer is to
click on Ensign Targus's
neural interface - the round thing on her forehead. After putting it on her,
you're confronted with a
choice of what to do once it starts taking over her mind. Simply click on the
implant. Q will grab your
hand and ask you if you're sure. He's just trying to throw you off. When you
replay the scene, click on
the implant again. You've just saved Ensign Targus.
Now, to the Borg ship. There are many, many different paths you can take here.
They're fun to try.
Again, what follows is the quickest way to the end - although you miss some fun
scenes along the
Okay, here come some Borg - do nothing, just let them pass. Next you come to a
console, where you have four large circles along the top of the console. Click
on the first circle, then
the third circle twice, then the fourth circle, then the second circle twice.
(Repeating) The correct
sequence is: 1 3 3 4 2 2.
You've accessed the override code (remember it: 61330). Now you need another
implant. Here comes
a Borg. Wait for Targus to step in front of you, then click on her arm. That's
right, you need a living
Borg. Your father hands you a hypo. You'll see three tiny circles along the top
of the hypo. Click on
the first circle, then the third circle twice, then the first circle again.
(Repeating) The correct sequence
is 1 3 3 1.
Now, to find a Borg. The first one to come along isn't quite a Borg. Do nothing
to the Q-Borg (unless
you want to scan it with your tricorder). Wait for the next Borg to come along.
Click on your own
hand - the one not holding the hypo. You get Borgified.
Incidentally, my favorite "failed" scene happens when you enter the wrong
sequence into the hypo
spray and then inject yourself.
Okay, to the end. First, a bit of fun. You get into a conversation with your
father and Q. A targeting
circle appears over Q. Wait for it to move below his belt, then click on it. I
didn't know a Q had, er,
that kind of an anatomy.
Now, for the final puzzle, and this one had me tearing my hair out for two days
figuring it out. A
Borg has accessed Ops, and you have to try and stop it. Notice the thick lines
along the bottom of the
screen. A lighted circle will appear and stop at the center of one of those
lines. Click on it.
A collection of circular symbols will appear on the screen. Does the layout look
familiar? Kinda looks
like a telephone keypad, eh? In fact, it's the Borg equivalent. It's numbered
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Remember the override code? Click on the circles in this sequence: 6 1 3 3 0. On
to the happy ending.
Again, though, lots of the fun of this games is in trying different things. You
can get Borgified a
dozen different ways, and the ship can get blown up lots of different times -
it's actually a pretty cool
sequence. Also, the tricorder Q gave you has lots of information, as told by Q.
He interjects some dry
witticisms. My favorite one is what he has to say about Vulcans.
Hope you enjoyed the game!