The following is a guide to Kino Der Toten, a Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies map. These map specific strategies should help COD players gain an edge when faced with zombie hordes.
Kino Der Toten has a great place to setup your defense. It is a small alley which provides great cover from attacking zombies and is only a few rooms past the theater. You will find some claymores on the wall opposite the power switch. Open the door next to the power switch and go through the next set of rooms until you reach stairs. Go down the set of stairs to the alleyway. Do not open the fence. If you do, this will allow zombies to attack you from the fence you just opened. Keeping the fence closed forces the zombies to attack from two entrances. The first spot is from the stairs you just took down and another spot is the window to the right of the stairs.
Release the Hounds
If you played Call of Duty: World at War then you will be familiar with the hellhounds. These dogs appear around every 5 rounds and you will know they are coming because the game’s background music will sound different. Don’t expect any zombies to come with these dogs. The hellhounds get their own round free of zombies. The best strategy for defending against these dogs is to use your shotgun and aim for their heads. If you can, purchase claymores and set them up in a line going across. Stay behind your freshly laid out land mine field and blast these puppies in the head. The last dog to die will drop a Max Ammo bonus, so be sure you and your friends reload their weapons before picking it up.
You will want to take advantage of this map’s Pack-A-Punch machine. With a thought out strategy you can get to this machine fairly easy. You will need to flip the activator switch in the starting room, but in order to do that you need to activate the power in the theater. To do so, you will start in a room on the second floor with a set of double doors. Work your way through the double doors and proceed through the rooms ahead, unlocking any doors along the way until you get to the theater.
Located near the purchasable M16 you will find the power switch. Flipping the switch will raise the theater curtain. Jump off the stage and go to the opposite end of the room. You will need to pay to open the last set of doors and in doing so will open up to the starting room. Now you can flip the switch. Head back to the theater’s stage and the teleporter will be ready and waiting for you. It will teleport you to a room with the Pack-A-Punch. Don’t waste any time here because you only have 30 seconds to upgrade your weapons.