Rocket Ronnie Tutorial Gate Notes
In several Rocket Ronnie levels there are gates that players have to open before continuing through the level. The main goal of the gate tutorial was to get players familiar with the method of opening a gate.
I first had players encounter a suit patrolling back and forth through a narrow doorway. Just before reaching the patrolling enemy players would see a wooden sign showing a suit being knocked unconscious by a falling rock. Next to the wooden sign was an infinite spawn of rocks that players could pick up. The player probably should knock out the patrolling enemy as it is difficult to make it through the doorway without doing so. This first encounter was designed to teach player how to knock enemies unconscious temporarily.
The second enemy encounter was designed to reinforce the rock dropping mechanic and teach the player how to open gates. A wooden sign placed just before the enemy encounter showed a unconscious suit falling onto a big red button. There was another pile of infinitely spawning rocks placed next to the sign. Players would have to drop an unconscious enemy on the big red button to open the gate. Once opened the gate never closed allowing the player to proceed to the keg of beer and end the final tutorial.