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 dead.
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 you).
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
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 implant.
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 way.
Okay, here come some Borg - do nothing, just let them pass. Next you
come to a Borg command 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 like this:
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
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
Hope you enjoyed the game!