Ghostbusters: The Video Game Walkthrough - Checking Out the Library Part 1
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Walkthrough for PS3/Xbox 360 version (maybe PC as well, don't know what that versions like).
This is part 1 of the walkthrough for the mission "Checking Out the Library", from the Ghostbusters video game.
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[the Ghostbusters (plus their new Recruit and minus Peter) are driving towards the museum, when Janine radios them]
JANINE: [over the intercom] Hey guys, you need to make a detour. Something big is going down. It's on 1010 WINS now.
RAY: Tune it in.
[the Recruit turns on the radio]
RADIO ANNOUNCER: --and another ghostly sighting has staff at the New York Public Library scrambling for answers.
EGON: The Gray Lady.
RAY: Let's get her for real this time ... go!
[they make a sharp turn and head in the opposite direction]
WINSTON: Whoa, what about the museum?
RAY: It's been there for a hundred and four years. Where's it gonna go today?
WINSTON: Uh, this thing you guys have for the Gray Lady borders on the weird. You know that, right?
RAY: She made us look like schmucks. Not this time.
[the Ghostbusters are looking around outside the New York Public Library]
EGON: Big crowd. Venkman would love this.
RAY: Captain McMahon from the 12th says there was a massive disturbance. Real fireworks show.
["Search the Library" appears on screen]
WINSTON: Not much going on now.
EGON: Maybe. But didn't there used to be two lions out here?
["Examine the Lion Statue" appears on screen]
RAY: Check for valences.
EGON: Hmm ... Interesting. Ray, take a look at this.
[they gather around the pedastal where the missing lion should be, then move onto the remaining lion]
RAY: Wow! Big spikes! Hey, cadet. You need to see this.
[the lion explodes as a blue ghosts shoot out of it]
EGON: Stand back!
WINSTON: Look out! There they go!
RAY: Whoa! Double Full Torso Animators! C'mon, after them!
WINSTON: You heard Stantz! Let's move!
["Pursue Ghosts Into the Library" appears on screen, as the Ghostbusters enter the library]
EGON: There they are!
[the ghosts head to the upper level, so the Ghostbusters climb up the stairs after them]
RAY: Couple of Class Five Animators. Never seen them in tandem like that! They're really agitated!
WINSTON: Switching on the packs.
RAY: All right ... take it easy, now.
[they fire their proton packs at the fleeing ghosts]
WINSTON: Hey! He said "Take it easy" ... That's not easy!
[they try shooting again]
WINSTON: Missed, damn!
RAY: Sorry, Z.
WINSTON: How about a little warning next time, fellas!?
EGON: That one's a beast, Ray. Let's chase him down. Winston, check that next doorway. See if he has any friends.
WINSTON: Leave a haunted room? I got no problem with that.
RAY: Hey, cadet. To use the Shock Blaster, it's best to get in fairly close. Its effects are powerful, but dissipate quickly over distance.
EGON: And please be careful. It's a prototype. We're trusting you with it.
RAY: The Stasis Stream will temporarily slow down paranormal entities. If you train the stream on the target long enough, you can actually stop it entirely!
["Press 2 to equip the Stasis Beam/Shock Blast" appears on screen, as the Recruit fires the Stasis Strem from his proton pack]
WINSTON: Cool! A freeze ray!
RAY: A Stasis Stream. This has nothing to do with cold, but the effect is similar.
WINSTON: When do you have the time to work on all this stuff, Egon?
EGON: I've been conducting an experiment in which I sleep an average fourteen minutes a day. Leaves me a lot of time to work.
RAY: Great! Ready to roll! Hey Hoss, you think you can handle that little fella yourself? We'll meet you back here.
["Find That Ghost" appears on screen, as the Recruit heads off to search for the ghost]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Stay alert. Keep your PKE Meter up. Animators can hide in anything ... Hey! Ugly just shot around that corner!
[the Recruit enters the main reading room, as Ray and Egon are walking along the upper level]
RAY: [seeing the Recruit below] Look, it's the cadet! Hey, bloodhound! We're up here, to your right!
EGON: Strong emanations. No direct source, though.
RAY: We followed our guy in here and it gave us the slip.
EGON: Detecting a very strong anomaly here ...
[several desks and books fly up into the air]
RAY: Uh oh. Here comes something big!
[the books fly together at the other end of the room, to take the form of a Book Golem]
EGON: Now that is a fine example of a Level 6 Bi-Dimensional Attractor.
["Defeat the Book Golem" appears on screen]
RAY: Egon! Did I mention what a good idea you had to come up on the balcony?
[the Recruit starts blasting the Book Golem with his proton pack]
EGON: All of its power is emitting from a single focal object!
RAY: Slow it down somehow!
EGON: The focal object is temporarily vulnerable! Grab it with your containment stream!
[the Recruit, with some support from the others, is able to defeat the Book Golem, as it explodes in a shower of burnt pages]
RAY: You got it! Fantastic!
[the room becomes eerily quiet]
RAY: Man, how much PK energy must it take to collect and animate an entity like that?
EGON: A lot. A lot of very angry energy.
RAY: How easy was that?
EGON: Wait. Not so fast. I'm getting some big fluxes here.
["Investigate the Area" appears on screen, as the Recruit takes out his PKE Meter and inspects the room]
RAY: I think it's her. Yes ... yes, it is her! Eleanor Twitty, the Librarian!
[the ghostly librarian can be seen floating around the stairwell]
EGON: Look! There she is! Meet us at the stairway door!
RAY: She went down that way!
EGON: Winston, check upstairs to see if the other Phantom doubled back.
WINSTON: [over the walkie talkie] Roger.
[the enter the stairwell, where the librarian briefly appears before disappearing]
LIBRARIAN: Shhhh ...
RAY: She shushed us again. That witch!
[they head down the stairs, as books fall off the shelves by themselves, before stopping in a large room]
EGON: PKEs out. And try to be quiet.
[all of the furniture in the room suddenly begins floating about a foot off the ground]
RAY: Oh, wow! A full stabilizing levitation! I'd say we're close to something.
EGON: Ray ...
RAY: You got something?
EGON: I've got something. Right ... here.
RAY: Kid, check that out.
[they stop in front of a bookshelf, when the Librarian (identified by the PKE Meter as a "Class IV Semi-Anchored Entity") suddenly appears]
LIBRARIAN: Shhhh ...
[the librarian floats away]
RAY: Oooh! She keeps shushing us!
[a bookcase collapses as the Librarian exits the room]
RAY: That's her! The Gray Lady! She's the first ghost we ever hunted. Man, I wish Venkman was here.
EGON: I'm pretty sure Venkman doesn't.
RAY: Easy now ... she's real skittish.
[Egon kicks the door open, as books and furniture are floating in the air, while the Librarian flies out the door]
EGON: Damn! Lost it.
[with the Librarian gone, everything stops floating and falls to the floor ... including a bookcase that blocks the door that the Librarian escaped through]
RAY: Let's go! We'll cut her off!
EGON: These readings are off the charts! Now I'll have to make new charts ...
[they enter a book depository, when the lights suddenly go out]
RAY: Wow! Now listen. This place is reading like a psychic pressure cooker. Prime your thrower. Everybody stick close together.
[books begin flying around]
RAY: Wow! What was that?
EGON: Here, this way! Quick!
[several book shelves move around into a maze-like formation and separate the Ghostbusters from one another]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Okay, so much for stick together ... New plan is "fan out."
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Flexible approach, Ray.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] There are two hostile spirits roaming around in here.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Two that we know about.
[the Recruit makes his way around the room, when the Librarian suddenly appears through a wall and flies away]
LIBRARIAN: [loudly] Quiet!
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Now I got ya ... What?! Oh no! Kid! Look out! It's coming your way!
[a ghost appears in front of the Recruit before disappearing again]
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Temperature's dropping ... Event imminent! Brace yourselves!
[books begin flying off the shelves, as the Recruit continues to try and find his way out]
WINSTON: [over the walkie talkie] Guys, I'm in the periodicals archive looking at a stack of old newspaper clippings ... All about some nut named Edmund Hoover, AKA "The Collector."
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Hmm, go on.
WINSTON: [over the walkie talkie] This dude has a history you should know about. He was a rare book collector who seduced Eleanor Twitty, the head librarian of this place.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] The Gray Lady?
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] That would be my guess.
[the Recruit finds the exit, when several stacks of books suddenly appear behind him ... This is followed by the appearance of a Paper Construct ("Class VI Transformed Composite") which he quickly dispatches]
WINSTON: [over the walkie talkie] Okay guys, it's dead up here ... The good kind, I mean. You all cool?
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] We may need to get back to you on that.
[the Recruit makes his way down a number of hallways, before finding a large room filled with boxes and conveyor belts]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Hey, Kid. What's your 20? I'm in some kind of a dark tunnel, moving fast ... towards a bright light.
[Ray emerges from one of the conveyor belts at a high velocity of speed, followed by a swarm of Book Bats]
RAY: Oof! Class 1 Swarmers! Pesky but combustible!
[Ray and the Recruit defeat the Book Bats]
RAY: Now where's that Class 5 Animator? I tracked the slug here!
[the ghost appears]
RAY: There's the Big Fish! See what he did?! Give him a new home ... in our containment facility!
[the try to capture the ghost, when another one appears]
RAY: Look! Did you see that? More than I expected!
["Capture the Twin Ghosts" appears on screen, as Ray and the Recruit are able to capture the ghosts]
RAY: Phew, good work. That took some doin'.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Congratulations, Ray. Uh ... but I'm near Special Collections. Someone you've been wanting to meet again is here.
RAY: We're on our way!
["Rejoin Egon" appears on screen, as the exit the room and enter the hallway, where they find a room with a "Do Not Leave Bookcarts In Front of Door" sign next to it]
RAY: Keep an eye on the twitchy ones; they'll really crease ya if you aren't careful.
[they enter the room, as index cards fly out of the card catalog and books fall out of the nearby shelves]
RAY: You alright?
[Paper Constructs jump out of the stacks and attack them]
RAY: Mind the paper cuts!
[they defeat them, but another group soon appears]
RAY: Looks like the Gray Lady makes her own reinforcements. Keep your eyes open, team. She's upping the ante.
WINSTON: [over the walkie talkie] Thanks for the warning, Ray. But I have no idea of what you're talking about.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] You may wanna just take our word for it.
[with the Paper Constructs defeated, the Recruit takes out his PKE Meter and finds the Librarian floating near one of the shelves]
RAY: [whispering] There she is ... Quiet now. Let's get a solid scan.
EGON: [loudly over the walkie talkie] I missed that, Ray! Please repeat!
LIBRARIAN: Shhh ...
[she flies away]
RAY: Enough with the shushing!
[a nearby table, that had been floating in midair, falls and splinters into several pieces]
RAY: Well, at least we're getting closer ...
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Could not hear a word of that, Ray ... Ray?!
[they try to exit the room, but the Librarian locks the door from afar and sends a swarm of Book Bats out, which the Ghostbusters promptly destroy]
LIBRARIAN: [loudly] Noooo! Not my books!!
RAY: Gives you the creeps, huh? Okay, good job. Come on, kid. We need to get out of here.
[cut to Winston inside the periodicals room, looking at a microfilm machine]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Ah Winston, where the heck are you?
WINSTON: In the periodicals section, checking the box score from the Knicks game last night. Why?
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Tell us more about this "Collector," Winston.
[he uses the microfilm machine to look over a newspaper article with the headline "Ancient Persian Artifacts Come to New York Library"]
WINSTON: Says here that this Collector used the Gray Lady to get to the rare books in her care ... specifically a book called, get this, the Gozerian Codex.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Great!
WINSTON: Yeah. And when she found out what he was up to, she dumped him.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Smart lady.
[he flips over to another article with the headline "Librarian Whereabouts Still Unknown"]
WINSTON: Not really. Evidently, he murdered her for it.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Uh oh.
WINSTON: The Gray Lady was his first victim, but he killed a bunch more.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] And let me guess ... He collected their bodies, just like he collected books?
WINSTON: Bingo. Ray, you get to buy me dinner ...
[he flips over to another article with the headline "Collector's Infamous Last Words"]
WINSTON: And here's the last on the Collector. Seconds before he was hanged, he said he would return as Azetlor, some sort of god, to keep watch over the library and every rare book in its collection.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Sounds like quite the bookworm.
WINSTON: Sounds like the kind we run into all the time.
[cut back to Ray and the Recruit, as "Follow the Librarian Ghost" appears on screen]
RAY: Take a scan, wouldja?
[the Recruit takes out his PKE Meter, when a ghost baby crawls into the "Juvenile Curriculum" room at the end of the hallway]
RAY: Okay, I'm not saying that's a bad sign ... but it sure isn't a good one.
[as Ray is talking, the door behind him swings open and a group of Paper Constructs appear]
[the Recruit defeats the Paper Constructs]
RAY: That'll only hurt for a minute ...
[they enter the room, where the sounds of children talking can be heard]
RAY: You hear that? It's around here someplace.
[the Recruit takes out his PKE Meter]
RAY: Uh huh, somebody's in here.
[it soon becomes apparent that this is the old childrens' reading room, as there is a big "Reading is Fun!" mural on the wall and a display entitled "Austin Cline's Puppet Theatre"]
RAY: It's ... children!
[the sounds of children become louder]
RAY: What're they saying?
[the Recruit takes PKE readings of the puppet theatre, as a stuffed panda begins floating around by itself ... then the walls begin oozing black slime]
RAY: I think they're trying to tell us something.
[the sounds of children crying can now be heard, as the Recruit opens another door and enters the room]
RAY: Come out, come out, wherever you are.
[another stuffed panda falls off a nearby chair by itself]
RAY: Oh boy, we're not alone.
[the door slams shut in Ray's face, locking him out of the room]
RAY: Oof! Ugh, I gotta be more careful!
[Ray looks at the Recruit through the window]
RAY: You alright?
[the Recruit kicks the door open and rejoins Ray]
RAY: What else did Hoover collect?
[they exit the room, as one of the ghost children can be heard saying "Bye"]
RAY: You got that right, Scooter!
[they run down the stairs and find the Special Collections room]
RAY: Here's the place, Special Collections. These rooms are packed with rare and valuable volumes!
[Ray runs in ahead of the Recruit]
RAY: [whispering] Okay, she's in here with Egon. No noise!
[they see Egon slowly walking towards the Librarian]
RAY: Shh ... Almost ...
[the Librarian turns around and looks at Egon]
LIBRARIAN: Shhh ...
RAY: Oh boy.
[the Librarian floats away, so the Ghostbusters try to pursue her ... and run right into a group of Book Centurions ("Class VI Armored Composites")]
EGON: Looks like they're throwing the whole science fiction section at us.
RAY: Can't blast through the shields!
EGON: Their shields! Use the Capture Stream on their shields!
[they use this strategy to defeat the Book Centurions]
RAY: Remember how you were saying print was dead?
EGON: I wish.
RAY: Now where'd she go?
EGON: Valences up. She definitely left a trace somewhere ...
[Egon takes out his PKE Meter]
EGON: Big spike! Riiiiiiight ... here!
[they stop in front of one of the bookshelves]
RAY: Yeah, check this out! I feel a breeze ... Oh, cool! Secret passages! These are great!
[the Recruit pulls down one of the books, revealing a secret passage as "Explore the Library's Sub-Levels" appears on screen]
RAY: I didn't even know this area existed.
[they head down the stairway]
EGON: Looks like the janitors didn't, either. For the last eighty years, anyway.
[more Paper Constructs appear]
EGON: What are those? I don't recognize them from Tobin's.
RAY: No, they're in the Revised Etheary Catalog. I think the Gray Lady is constructing them from the books and minor spirits here. She may be more powerful than we thought.
[they enter a large underground room filled with boxes of old books]
RAY: Take a look at this place! I could spend a month taking inventory of these books!
EGON: Let's be very careful what we wish for down here, Ray.
RAY: We should tell Winston to get down here. We could probably use his help.
EGON: I've been trying to raise him. There's too much interference.
[the Recruit uses his PKE Meter to scan one of the books, which reads "A curious ancient text. Caution! Tomes like these are often used as traps"]
RAY: Wow, dig that!
EGON: Ray, I'm not entirely convinced this is the best course of action.
[the book suddenly floats into the air]
RAY: Hey, I'll bet this is a trap!
EGON: Welcome back, Ray.
[Book Bats fly out of a nearby shelf]
RAY: Uh oh! They've got friends!
[they defeat the Book Bats and Paper Constructs which appear]
EGON: I'm having serious doubts about the structural integrity of this sub-basement.
[they notice that the "curious ancient text" is still floating around]
EGON: It's moving again!
RAY: Over to the left!
[more Book Bats appear]
RAY: Pulled the same trick twice!
[they defeat the enemies, then the ancient text stops in the middle of the room and begins spinning around]
EGON: I'm telling you, this sub-structure is unstable! The ceiling could come down on top of us!
[the book suddenly explodes, and another ghost appears out of the ceiling above it]
RAY: Our lobe-probe experiment is working! You're clairvoyant!
EGON: No, I saw the support columns buckle.
[they capture the ghost, then see the Librarian floating near one of the walls]
RAY: Over there! Oh boy ...
LIBRARIAN: Shh ...
[she disappears through the wall, which crumbles behind her]
RAY: Creepy ...
[they attempt to make their way deeper into the library sub-levels, but beams are blocking the entranceway]
EGON: Those beams are wedged solid.
RAY: Good place for the capture stream.
["Wrangle the Beams With Your Capture Steam" appears on screen, as the Recruit uses his proton pack to rip the beams away from the wall]
RAY: Wonder what's down there?
EGON: Something big. And, more than likely, terrifying.
[they head down the stairway]
RAY: It's really dark down there!
[they reach the end of the stairway, as the room is partially flooded]
RAY: Damp, too.
EGON: Wonderful. Hope you don't have any open cuts. I'm thinking flesh-eating bacteria.
[Ray finds a locked door at the other end of the room]
RAY: That's an electric lock on the door.
EGON: See if you can find the power.
[the Recruit finds the power switch and flips it on]
RAY: Great! The recruit found it! Uh, I wonder if it's a good idea to be standing in a foot and a half of water ...
[the lights go on and off]
EGON: That didn't last long.
[a Book Golem suddenly appears, as the Ghostbusters are able to defeat it]
EGON: I can't say I'm a big fan of the Level 6 Bi-Dimensional Attractor.
RAY: I'm with you on that. We're lucky there were only some old books for it to manifest with.
EGON: Recruit, you okay? Let's keep moving.
[they go through the door and enter some type of furnace room]
RAY: Um ...
EGON: This is cheery. Nice place. Nothing bad could ever happen in here.
[the Librarian appears in the middle of the room]
RAY: There she is! Flank her! She's got nowhere to run!
[she disappears through a grate in the floor]
RAY: Except through the grate.
EGON: I'm not clear on how the flanking was supposed to work.
[Coal Golems appear]
RAY: Oh boy. Burning coal. Two of them this time!
EGON: Yeah, nice Ray! Tell us again how lucky we are!
[the Coal Golems are defeated]
RAY: Phew! We've gotta bag the Gray Lady before this gets really dangerous.
EGON: We may have missed that window, Ray.
RAY: Well, we can't follow her through that grate. Is there another way?
[the Recruit uses his PKE Meter to find a weak spot in the wall ("The wall appears weakened by the black slime") and blasts it with his proton pack]
RAY: Whatcha find there, youngblood?
[Ray comes over and inspects the newly-created hole]
RAY: Good work! Spengler, the kid found the exit.
[black slime oozes out of the hole]
EGON: I added something new to the pack.
[he shows them his proton pack]
EGON: This is the PDS, "Plasm Distribution System." Basically, it's slime blower, Mark II, heavily modified from the earlier version. Your plasm banks are now integrated into the proton pack. It uses a base culture of ectoplasm that can impair entities, cause caustic black slime to go inert, and reveal otherwise invisible ethereal structures that reside on this plane.
RAY: To use the Slime Blower, just point and squirt. It'll help neutralize any active patches of black slime. It'll close any portals they're opening, too.
[the Recruit uses his Slime Blower to evaporate the black slime]
RAY: See! Neutronized Slime.
[they enter the hole in the wall, which slowly descends further down into the earth]
EGON: Our own private shortcut to hell. That's convenient.
[they reach the bottom, which leads to a large cavern filled with piles of books, and the Librarian "sitting" at a table with the Gozerian Codex]
[she tries to open the book, but a ghostly hand reaches out and flings her around the room, before dropping her back at the table where she "rewinds" to a point as if nothing had happened]
RAY: Eerie place. I wonder if this is where the Collector killed the Librarian?
EGON: I think that would be a safe assumption. That book she's reading is emitting massive energy.
[Ray smirks and turns to the Recruit]
RAY: That's your cue, Killer. Go get 'em.
["Get the Gozerian Codex From the Librarian's Desk" appears on screen, as the Recruit takes the book out of the Librarian's hand, who briefly bows her head before simply fading away]
EGON: She took that pretty well; better than I expected.
RAY: It makes perfect sense if her residual spirit energy is tied to the book. The Gozerian Codex, right? Now that we have it, her echo must have been released. She's gone. I think we helped her cross over.
[the Librarian reappears]
EGON: And she just crossed right back ...
RAY: Oh, no.
[she morphs into her "scary" mode and begins attacking, as "Defeat the Librarian" appears on screen]
EGON: The book stands are generating her shield!
RAY: Buddy, the podiums! Soak 'em, Soak 'em!
["Destroy the Floating Book Stands" appears on screen, as hitting the book stands causes the Librarian's "book shield" to slowly dissipate]
EGON: That's it! She can't regenerate the cage! Keep hitting the book stands!
RAY: She is shielding herself with the Codices, go after those first!
EGON: Aim high!
[the books surrounding the Librarian are completely gone, leaving her vulnerable to a full-on attack]
RAY: That does it! Now let's attack the Librarian straight on!
[the Librarian tries to outmaneuver their attacks, but is eventually beaten down]
RAY: Throw a capture stream on her!
EGON: That's good! Throw out the trap!
[the Librarian is captured]
RAY: Weird. That wasn't as tough as it should have been.
EGON: I was just thinking of the same thing.
RAY: It was almost too easy ... like she wants us to have the Codex.
EGON: Yes, like she wanted us to blast this room apart.
RAY: But why?
[a portal suddenly appears in the middle of the room]
RAY: Cross-dimensional portal. From the fifth to the fourth. A whole world of ghosts. Something I've dreamt about since college. It's all in the Monarchia Daemonum. Fantastic! Ghostworld.
EGON: I wouldn't get too excited, Ray. I have a feeling she did it so we could meet an old friend of hers.
RAY: Well, if we're going ...
EGON: Not much choice, is there? It's the only way out.
[he addresses the Recruit]
EGON: You. Take the lead. Don't worry, we do this all the time.
[he heads for the portal, which suddenly levitates as the room begins to shake]
RAY: Oh no, look out!
[the portal "explodes" as if rending the fabric of time and space itself, causing the ceiling to break apart and reveal an "alternate reality" version of the library]
EGON: Hmm, so this is what the Public Library looks like on the far side of a cross-dimensional portal.
RAY: It's one of infinite potential configurations. You know ... theoretically.
EGON: Yes, well ... this looks like the Gozerian configuration.
[they head for the doorway, which now leads up a staircase covered in black slime]
RAY: Watch out, black slime ...
[they reach another doorway covered in black slime, blasting it to reveal another portal]
RAY: Come on, let's go!
[they jump through, leading to a strange room filled with other portals]
RAY: Alright, keep your head down and keep hitting these portals! One of them has gotta lead out!
["Escape the Ghost World" appears on screen]
EGON: Uh, the scientific method, Ray?
[Ray and Egon enter one of the portals, which immediately closes while the Recruit is left to deal with another Book Golem]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] The natives are restless ...
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Well, they're certainly aware of our presence.
[the Recruit defeats the Book Golem and then begins passing through the various portals, which lead him to different parts of the Ghost World]
RAY: [falling out of a portal in front of the Recruit] Aaaaah!
[he gets up gingerly]
RAY: Well, that was embarrassing ...
[they both walk over to a raised bridge between platforms]
RAY: Looks like a good place for Slime Tether. To stretch a Slime Tether, point and launch the first anchor, then point and shoot the second. The launched Slime Tether will then contract.
["Use the Slime Tether to Pull Down the Bridge" appears on screen]
RAY: The more tethers you attach to a point, the stronger the resulting reaction.
[the Recruit uses a Slime Tether to force the first part of the bridge down]
RAY: Since their ectoplasmic charge has a short half-life, tethers will grow brittle over time and then break. You can blast an existing tether with any other equipment type to destroy it.
[the Recruit uses more Slime Tethers to force the second part down and complete the bridge]
RAY: [running across the bridge] Like a pro!
[they enter a room with rotating walls]
RAY: Huh! Wouldya look at that?
["Use the Slime Tether to Rotate the Wall" appears on screen]
RAY: Heck, we should be able to put that back into place.
[the Recruit uses the Slime Tether to force the wall to rotate]
RAY: Ghostworld or no, the principle of leverage should still work the same anywhere!
[they enter a long hallway]
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Ray, it occurs to me that these events are interrelated.
RAY: The Gozerian exhibit, the huge energy pulse, the Sedgewick Hotel, the return of Stay Puft ... Yeah.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Yes, even this. All pointing back to a single point of origin.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Ilyssa.
[Ray enters the next portal, but it closes before the Recruit can enter, and he turns to see that the hallway has suddenly become filled with mirrors]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Rookie? You still there? Watch out! The mirrors aren't what they seem ...
[a "Class III Elevated Remnant" pops out of one of the mirrors, and the Recruit has to defeat it ... This leads to another portal opening up, which leads to a "room" filled with floating bookshelves and Book Bats]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Okay, I've tried this one twice already, so it's gotta be another one.
[the Recruit runs into another room]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Nope ... nope ... not that one. I got a better idea. This one!
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] This dimension is extremely volatile. It seems to be tearing itself apart.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] We need to get out of here.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Oh no.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Did you see something scary, Egon?
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Stairs. Lots of stairs.
[the Recruit continues forward, defeating several Paper Constructs]
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] The pattern is starting to make sense. I think I'm close to finding the exit.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Uh oh ... I've got bogeys. Heads up boys, wherever you are.
[the Recruit enters another portal, with more Paper Constructs]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Huh, totally inverted.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Okay, I'm through!
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Send a signal we can track you with.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] I'll try but it might not work! The last portal I entered was at the top of a long flight of steps.
[the Recruit uses Slime Tethers to "capture" floating pieces of the floor in order to create a "staircase" up towards the last portal]
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Made it out too! Hey champ, we won't leave until you find us.
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Look for the long staircase. The exit portal is at the very top.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Keep movin', sport. We sure don't wanna be trapped in here.
[the Recruit finds another floating staircase and makes his way upwards]
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Recruit, I had some trouble getting to the portal. Use the Slime Tether to bring the portal to you.
[the Recruit uses his Slime Tether to go further up towards the portal]
AZETLOR: [from off camera] Nowumba Azetlor machachan!
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Did you hear that?
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Wonder if that's the Collector we're looking for?
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] I think he goes by Azetlor now.
RAY: [over the walkie talkie] Hey, cadet! Are you okay? Sounds like it's getting closer!
EGON: [over the walkie talkie] Can you get to that portal at the top of the stairs?
[the Recruit enters the portal, as all three Ghostbusters are together again in an alternate version of the library's main reading room]
RAY: I do like what they've done with the place here, but I hoped that portal would have taken us back to the library.
EGON: Actually, we are back in the Public Library. The dimensional membrane must be extremely thin here.
RAY: Someone's holding us here ... The Collector.
EGON: Yes, Azetlor wants to add to his collection. And he's probably not too happy about us taking the Gozerian Codex with us.
RAY: Oh yeah? What can a twisted little bookworm do to scare us?
EGON: He murdered Eleanor Twitty for it when he was alive. And a dozen others just to cover it up.
[a strange glowing orb suddenly appears behind them]
RAY: [unaware] Hey, Collector! We're taking your book! Whaddaya think about that?!
[the orb settles on the floor, and a giant figure rises out of it]
RAY: [pause] Uh, he's right behind me, isn't he?
EGON: Yes, I think you got his attention, Ray.
RAY: Ho boy ...
["Defeat Azeltlor" appears on screen]
RAY: He's resisting my proton stream!
EGON: Look! His face is protected by black slime!
RAY: That must be the key! Hey Junior, switch out your nozzle and hose him down!
[the Recruit takes out his Slime Blower and begins shooting Azeltlor's mask]
EGON: Neutronize the black slime on his mask!
RAY: We need to clear the black slime off his mask! Use the Slime Blower, kid!
EGON: His shield is too strong! Go for the mask! Clear the slime off his mask!
[the mask begins glowing, so the Recruit switches to his proton pack]
EGON: Rip his mask off, it looks vulnerable!
RAY: Egon, help me hold it open!
[Azeltlor's mask is ripped off]
RAY: Yeah, that did it!
EGON: Oh no, I think we just exposed his angry side.
RAY: Bring him down all the way ... Concentrate on the eye if you can. He's got nothing that can resist the proton stream!
EGON: Hit him in the eye, we've almost got him!
[they begin focusing on his exposed eye]
RAY: He's out of control! Blast him in the eye! Rook, I think it's working!
EGON: Don't question it, Rook! Just blast the glowy part!
RAY: Collect some of this, jerk!
EGON: Hit the eye with everything you've got! Now!
[Azetlor is defeated, exploding into a shower of books]
RAY: There it goes! Bye, Azetlor!
EGON: We've got to get out of here!
RAY: There's a new portal back here! C'mon Rook, that's gotta be the way out!
WINSTON: [over the walkie talkie] Guys! Where are you guys?
[the Ghostbusters enter the portal and return to the real Public Library]
WINSTON: Where the hell were you guys? I've been running all over this library, calling you, looking for you ... nothing!
EGON: We passed through a cross-dimensional portal into an alternate version of the New York Public Library, and fought a forty-foot monster made out of priceless antiques to steal an ancient magical book.
WINSTON: Oh ... Well, that would explain it then. Next time leave a note.
[Egon turns and notices a number of symbols burned into the wall above the exit]
EGON: Ray, does this mean anything to you?
RAY: Nope, it wasn't here the first time we came through.
WINSTON: What is it?
EGON: Not entirely sure. But whatever it is, I think we just turned it off.
RAY: You thinking what I'm thinking?
WINSTON: Thin crust New York Style, with no visible anchovies?
RAY: Maybe later. Right now, I need to go back to the lab and take a look at this Codex.
EGON: And analyze the data we've collected. It could help us when we go to the museum.
WINSTON: Slice to go on the way? Rookie's treat?
RAY: [looking at the symbols] And we need to know what this is.
WINSTON: I'll call for a delivery. Again.
"Checking Out the Library Level" is the third level in Ghostbusters: The Video Game (XBOX 360).
*The Man from P.C.O.C.
After defeating Stay Puft and watching another cutscene you'll find yourself back at the firehouse. Feel free to wander around a bit. Notice that the Cursed Artifacts you have scanned in the previous levels can be found littered throughout the fire station. When you are ready, walk up to Egon who's running tests on the young doctor you saved. After this scene get into the Ecto-1 to proceed to the Public Library.
*One of Our Lions is Missing
Outside the library, examine the lion statue on the right with Egon. Once it explodes, follow the other Ghostbusters into the library's lobby.
*Cruster & Crusto
Follow everyone up stairs where you'll be able to turn on your Proton Packs. Egon will upgrade your pack with the Dark Matter Generator. This gives you two new steams. The Shock Blast acts like a shotgun with a wide shot diameter but little distance. It's best used in close quarters. Secondly the Dark Matter Generator has a Statis Stream which can slow ghost's movement. Give them both a shot real fast.
Head back downstairs of the lobby and use your PKE Meter to find one of the ghost in the display by the stairs. Once you've scared it out of the display follow down the corridor under the stairs and balcony to the left. Follow the corridor into the giant open room.
The other Ghostbusters will be on the balcony of this large room to the right. Proceed into the middle of the room with your PKE Meter out. After some chaos in front of you. A Book Golem will form. Scan the Book Golem quickly then go to work on it. Close range Shock Blasts work well but the creature can really do a number on you there. It's best to keep your distance and hit it with Boson Darts. Once you've drained all its health down, use the Capture Stream to grab its head and yank it off with a Slam move. Once the head has been removed the creature will fall apart.
*There She Is!
Once the Book Golem has been destroyed, head to the opposite end of the room to see the Grey Lady that Ray and Egon have be ranting about. Proceed to the door on the far back left of this room. Kick it open and scan the Portrait of Eleanor Twitty. Now step back out and go through the door along the right side of this back wall.
Proceed down the narrow corridor to meet up with Ray and Egon. After the Grey Lady disappears again, follow Egon and Ray down the spiral staircase. You'll enter a room at the bottom where everything will levitate. Watch where Egon is scanning. Use the PKE Meter to scan the bookshelf he's staring at and watch as the Grey Lady appears. This is a great time to scan her if you haven't already. Follow them into the next room and then the one after that. Head down the small set of stairs to find yourself in a basement room lined with bookshelves.
The bookshelves in this basement area will begin to move and close you in. They will separate you from the other busters. After a few moments of being completely trapped, the shelves will move again to reveal a path. Follow path around the aisles and Winston will radio you as your continue on your way. The shelves will eventually lead you into a small archives room. Turn to the left and scan the Reluctant Reading Lamp on the desk.
Turn around and head down the middle aisle through the stacks of books. Have your PKE Meter out and reading. Scan the Paper Construct that pops out at you then shot it with a Shock Blast. Proceed out into the lit corridor and follow it around to the left.
You'll eventually enter a receiving area where Ray will slide into followed by Book Bats. Scan a Book Bat then go about destroying them with the Shock Blast. Once they have been destroyed you'll be attacked by the pair of ghosts you've been chasing this is the best and easiest time to scan Cruster and Crusto. Keep moving around as you blast them as they will throw furniture at you. Blast and capture two of them. Note that it is best to focus on getting rid of one and then the other. Once the twin brothers have been dealt with, follow Ray through the door.
*Hey! Look Behind You!
Keep moving through the various room with Ray, Shock Blasting the Paper Constructs that obscure your path. You'll soon find a dead end among some more bookshelves. The Grey Lady will appear again then fly back into the previous room. Follow her and she'll spawn a bunch of Book Bats. Blast them then follow Ray through the door he opens.
After a scene with Winston you'll want to proceed down the hallway. Head towards the open door at the end only to have it shut on your face. Now spin around and deal with the Paper Constructs that appear. Head through the door they came through then open the door to the right. Use your PKE Meter in here. Scan the hand prints along the left wall to upload the Ectoplasmic Residue into your spirit guide. Head through the door at the other end of the room.
Follow Ray down into the Special Collections area. When you reach the small all wood room, blast the chair blocking the door and go into the small closet to scan the Pin-up Calendar of DOOM! Now follow Ray into next room where you'll meet up with Egon and the Grey Lady. When she flees she'll leave you with a pair of Book Centurions. Scan a Book Centurion then use the Capture stream to grab its shield and yank it from its hands. Once the shield has been removed, use the Shock Blast to destroy the creatures.
*Old Secret Places
Now use your PKE Meter to search for where the Grey Lady went. Look for the spike and follow it to a bookshelf against the back wall. Interact with the bookcase to reveal a secret passage.
*Dark & Damp
Proceed into the sub-levels of the library. Once in the larger room, scan the book on the pedestal in the back. This book will now fly around spawning Book Bats and Book Centurion to fight you. Keep your wits about you and take them out. The library will appear once again in here. When she leaves, go through the corridor behind her last position. Follow it around until you come out in another room. You'll find a passage in the middle of this room blocked by three steel beams. You'll need to use your capture stream on them to remove. Before leaving this area however, search the back left to scan the Seat of Vapors Foul. Now proceed through the passage you removed the steel beams from.
You'll soon find yourself in a room with ankle high water. Go up the stairs on the opposite side and activate the generator. Once this doesn't work a Book Golem will appear. Destroy it by removing its head once it has been weakened. The power will now turn on and the exit will open. Follow this passageway down into the furnace area.
*The Trouble with Golems
The Grey Lady will appear in the middle of the furnace room but disappear as you approach. At this moment two Coal Golems will appear. Destroy them like the others. Now approach the back left corner of this room and blast the cracked walled to reveal a hidden passage. Egon will now give you the Slime Blower. Use it on the Black Slime which will make it disappear. Proceed down the long tunnel to trigger a short scene at the bottom.
*The Gozerian Codex
Scan the Librarian Ghost if you haven't already. Approach the Grey Lady behind the desk and interact with her. She'll finally reveal her scary form to you. The librarian will hover in the middle of the room where she'll form a protective barrier of books. Use your Shock Black and shoot the podiums that float around her. Once all the floating podiums have been destroyed she'll be revealed. Use your Proton Packs on her to weaken her then trap her.
After defeating the Grey Lady a bit of dialogue will ensue. Touch the floating glowing orb when Egon and Ray tell you to and you'll be transported into another world's version of the Public Library. When the gate opens, head up the stairs and spray the Black Slime covered door with your own Green Slime to open a portal. Step through it.
*The Other Side
You'll now find yourself in a room littered with portals. Ray and Egon will enter the middle on but it will disappear before you can and form a Book Golem. Hit it with Boson Darts then rip its head off with the Capture Stream. Once the creature has been killed, head up the stairs to the back and into the portal on the left. Here you'll find Ali El Baluu's Irksome Rug on the floor of the balcony you warp to. Scan it then head back down to via the portal you just used. Now head through the portal up the right set of stairs and begin shooting Boson Darts at the Book Golem charging at you. Rip its head off then proceed up the stairs here to meet up with Ray once again.
*Across the Bridge
Look up at the drawn bridge in front of where Ray popped out of. Use your Slime Tether to tear down the bridge. Simply shoot one end to the bridge and the other to a solid surface. The Slime will contract and pull the bridge down. Cross the bridge and enter the room with the rotating wall. Slime Tether one end of the wall to the opposite side of the room to swing the wall around. Run around with it until you reach the portal to hop through.
*Hall of Mirrors
Follow Ray through the curving hallway and around a sharp corner. He'll enter a portal but it'll disappear before you can. When you exit this alcove you should notice that the hallway is now lined with mirrors. Use your PKE Meter to look for and scan the Cultist here. After you've scanned him, it's time to take him out. Use your Boson Dart to inflict damage on him and then capture him with a trap when weakened. He's a bit of a pain as he like to disappear and reappear. Just hang out in one portion of the hallway and wait for him. Running back and forth takes to long and you're more likely to miss him. Once he's been captured, the portal at the far end of the hallway will open for you to pass through.
*Curioser & Curioser
Run across the narrow platform you find after the hall of mirrors. As you approach the portal directly opposite of you. Blast it with your Blast Stream to take out the Book Bats that will fly out at you. Proceed up the ramp to the right and simply keep following the path. Blast the Paper Constructs that appear with the Shock Blast and keep moving up the ramps to the portal at the top. Head straight across another narrow platform and into the portal opposite of you.
As you make your way along the balcony here to the right, more Paper Constructs appear on some small platforms. Simply shoot the platforms to make them fall. Take a left and the end of the balcony and follow this corridor around into the next area.
You'll now find yourself in an upside down room (everything is on the ceiling). Use your PKE Meter here to find Featherwell's Stalking Chair. Proceed to the opposite end of this room and you'll find an exit that leads out to another open area.
*The Long Staircase
On this balcony you find yourself on you will see the long set of stairs Egon and Ray have been talking about. It's your turn to ascend them. The stairs will be swarmed by Book Bats. You'll need to watch as they swarm together and make a pass at the stairs. You need to time your sprinting in between the gaps between swarms. Keep moving upwards until the stairs start to fall apart. Quickly use the Slime Tether to string the broken pieces back together for you. Keep pulling the drifting pieces of the staircase together to progress to the top and into the portal there.
*Wrath of the Collector
You'll rejoin Ray and Egon here and now need to battle the Collector. Scan Azetlor the Destroyer when he first appears. Now use your Slime Thrower and spray his shoulders which are covered in Black Slime. Ray will let you know when the slime has been remove. When it has been, quickly switch to the Capture Stream and rip the Collector's mask off. Once the mask has been removed, you'll be free to blast the crap out of Azetlor. Keep your distance from him and keep strafing around him to avoid his ground pound attack. Hit him with Boson Darts until you've defeated him and cleared the level.
In life Azetor, Keeper of Knowledge, was once a powerful leader in Ivo Shandor's Cult of Gozer by the name of Edmund Hoover, a philologist and serial killer known as 'The Collector'. Around 1923, Hoover seduced Eleanor Twitty, head librarian and curator of the New York Public Library's Special Collections in an effort to gain access to the Gozerian Codex. In March 1924, Twitty had discovered Hoover's true motivations and refuse to allow him further access to the Special Collections. Hoover then murdered Twitty and hid her body in the secret chambers built by Shandor beneath the Library's basement. The New York Police Department were unable to find the body despite a number of room-to-room searches of the book stacks, though they were able to charge Hoover with a number of other murders. He was convicted for his crimes and sentenced to death by hanging.
Given the context clues within the game it can be assumed that the other murders were that of children whose bodies he also collected, a few of which might have been murdered in the same room as the one Eleanor Twitty was murdered in, who then became trapped in the library as ghosts.
As a reward for a lifetime of service to Gozer, Hoover was given eternal life as the transformed demi-god in the twisted ghostworld plane. Manifesting as a Golem-like entity, he clothes himself in a dense 'skin' of environment debris, that, with the addition of his massive reserves of PK energy, makes Azetlor the Collector a devastating and dangerous opponent.