Pilot kinda sucks. Lock picks could possibly net you some awesome items without keys, but the risk seems greater than the reward. I fucking forgot the broken TV on this last run and I didn't score any other active items, so other than dealing with pits, i would've been golden on unlocking the robot. I also bet wrongly on trying to score junk to upgrade sir junk and blew up two green chests and ended with more than enough keys for the last floor, didn't earn anything good there. But I did manage to buy the compressed air tank which decimates bosses as well as devolver rounds which turn stronger enemies randomly into weaker versions (also helps net extra shell casings from essentially killing the enemy twice). Got a good pattern down for the final boss where I can get through it with only 2 or three hits. sharks made quick work of him.
Final boss was down to its last hit and i screwed up a dodge roll and died. Fuck. Gotta do another run as the fucking pilot. His biggest advantage seems to be that he gets a bit luckier with chests, and discounts at shops. Otherwise fuck this Han Solo wannabe.