Steel Beast is the 43rd level of Earth Defense Force 2025. In this level, the machines blotting out the sky as well as their "Steel Beasts" receive their formal code name from EDF Intel: "Earth Eaters" and "Deroys", respectively.
MISSION: Steel Beast
OBJECTIVE: Earth Eaters have appeared over the city. Go and engage!
Previous Mission: Natural Calamity
Following Mission: Void Ship
The mission starts out with a single Earth Eater opening its bay doors and releasing a Deroy. You may kill this Earth Eater if you like and cause it to drop a few power-ups, but it will be unnecessary as they are otherwise kept shut through the rest of the level. First, 2 Deroys deploy and you must face off against them at the same time. It is recommended to focus on one and then the other, although taking out their "knee lasers" is a very good strategy to keep yourself at least relatively safe. If you wish to farm power-ups, shoot out as many leg joints from them as you possibly can before downing one of the Deroys. Follow this up with the second Deroy in the same manner.
After a few seconds, a second wave of Deroys will deploy, this time consisting of three. Again, destroy their knee lasers as necessary and whittle each machine down. Finish off the third in this wave and the mission will end, so pick up all the power-ups you need first or you will miss out on collecting them.
|DLC 1: Special Forces||Exploration • Giant's Advance • Silver Camp • Citadel • Floating Fleet|
|DLC 2: Mutant Rampage||Advance • Mountain Assault • Enemy Camp Infiltration • Underground Advance • Giant Robots • Battle Species • Beast Mountain • Dark Arena • Gathering Around • Armored Species • Iron Wall • Mountain of Change • Whirlwind of Death • Bugged City • The Tough • Golden Darkness • True King • Final Impact • Into Destruction • Ship of Dragons|
|DLC 3: Beyond Despair||Tracking • Underground Complex • Blocked Pass • Close Formation • Dragon Ship Fleet • Heavy Artillery • Bloody River • Dangerous Goldmines • Beast Mobilization • Total Protection • Aerial Bombing • King of Armor • Cannon Defenders • Traps Behind • Four Kings of Nightmares • Resistance Against the Twilight • Shivering Nexus • Three Giants • Crimson Lotus • Starry Prison|
|DLC 1: Time of the Mutants||Air Offensive • Giants Advance • Recon • Dust Town • Defense Line • Underground Advance • War Breed • Mountain Assault • Enemy Camp Infiltration • Dark Arena • Beast Mountain • God's Army • The Gathering • Armored Species • Iron Wall • Silver Base • Shifting Mountain • Whirlwind of Death • Bugged City • Toughness • Golden Darkness • True Sovereign • Final Impact • Floating Fleet • Into Destruction • Ship of Dragons|
|DLC 2: Extreme Battle||Tracking Bogeys • Underground Complex • Blocked Pass • Close Formation • Dragon Ship Fleet • Heavy Artillery • Overflight • Dangerous Goldmines • Beast Mobilization • Total Protection • Bombs Away • King of Armor • Cannon Defenders • Bloody River • Three Giants • Traps from Behind • The Four Horsemen • Cross the Line • Facing Off • Crimson Lotus • Shivering Nexus • Last Bastion • Starry Prison|