I LOVE THIS PART hee hee it's so great
Oh yeah, and Lydia from last time!
Anyway, when we last left everyone, we took a ride in a strange white box! WHERE WILL THEY GO NEXT
This is hard to get across with just caps, but when you get off the table here, the music changes. It's not the same highway music you heard before, it's something very different... but, if you played EarthBound, something very familiar. As you know I'm a big nerd for music so when I first heard this theme I flipped out. I RECOGNIZE THIS THEME, I RECOGNIZE THIS INTRO
I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS, I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS
But first. Hey, didn't you show up in Saturn Valley way back when?
GETTING INTO MY BEGONIAS
AND FINALLY EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
feel free to imagine a glass shattering squeal here on my part when i first saw them
actually every time i finally see a Mr. Saturn in this game THEY'RE HERE THEY'RE FINALLY HERE WE FINALLY FOUND THEM AAA AAAA
WHY ARE YOU ON YOUR BACK OH MY GOD ARE YOU HURT OH GOD ARE THE MR. SATURNS HURT OH GOD I CAN'T HANDLE THIS OH GOD OH GOD
I love that this is the first thing a Saturn says to you but also it's the first thing you see coming in all OH GOD YOU SAID YOU NEEDED HELP ARE YOU OKAY ARE YOU OKAY
and they're just chilling on the floor watching the ceiling for no reason I LOVE MR SATURN SO MUCH YOU GUYS
Well that'll happen if you're just staring up there without closing your eyes honey
UNLESS YOU'RE ACTUALLY HURT AFTER ALL IN WHICH CASE DDD:
WE'RE SO CLOSE WE'RE SO CLOSE
AAAAAAAAAAA SATURN VALLEY AAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA you can tell immediately by how it has presents at the top of ladders for no reason
And now Mr. Saturn Z becomes clear! I LOVE THIS THEME IT'S SO GREAT it's so similar to the first one so you know it's them but it's so different at the same time and UGH
Haha yeah I know what you mean WAIT WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE NO
Saturn Valley says, why not put farts in present boxes? It's a compelling argument.
WHAT NO NO NOT THE MR. SATURNS TOO although teehee nonsensical
THEIR SILLINESS WILL OVERCOME YOU
YOU CAN'T RESIST THEM
no one can not smile when seeing a mr saturn
Inside a house AND
NO NO HOW DARE YOU TERRORIZE THEM
NO NO NO
I MUST DEFEND MY MR. SATURN FRIENDS
These Pigmasks can hit pretty hard if you're not ready, especially if you're here with just Lucas and Boney. :o
While the bots are talking in the houses it plays this bizarre theme.
I GOT A BETTER ONE
THIS IS THE STORY OF THE DAY OF ALL THE BLOOD
Man get with it, Pigmask Captain.
ENOUGH OF YOUR CREEPYPASTA
and my heart grew three sizes
I'M LOOKING THIS WAY
OUT FOR YOU
wait that doesn't quite add up
MY JOB HERE IS DONE
MY REWARD IS THE ENDLESS JOY YOU BRING ME
I think the theme in the houses once they're free is we humming, just cute and happy.
and then a SKELETON POPPED OUT
Meanwhile, found a shirt! Haha it has a skull on it, Lucas's goth period.
YOU ALL ARE SO GREAT I MISSED YOU SO MUCH
THIS GAME WAS SO SAD WITHOUT YOU
YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW
FINALLY MOTHER 3 LETS ME EXPERIENCE JOY
Saturn fever, that's serious
And then Conker told me to be kind to others and I learned a valuable lesson.
DR. SATURN EEEEE although haha i guess he's not a doctor this time, he just likes hanging out in trash cans
FOILING THOSE WHO HOPED THAT DR. SATURN WOULD HEAL THEM hahahahaha EB expectations subverted yet again
ALL IN A DAY'S WORK, CITIZEN
Haha i picture this sort of |D in my head GOD I LOVE THEM, I LOVE THE MR SATURNS SO MUCH YOU GUYS
SHOWER ME WITH PRAISE AND ADULATION
no one else in town will
As far as I know this item is totally useless. :O I should use it at some point tho just to show you, haha.
THANKS THANKS ENJOY OUR FART PRESENTS
WE WRAPPED THEM UP PRETTY JUST FOR YOU
Oh man, Strawberry Tofu! Those of you who played EarthBound (or read my caps for it) may remember at one point a machine that made Trout Yogurt. Or at least it did in English. Originally in the Japanese version, it made strawberry tofu instead. :D AND NOW HERE IT IS
ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST
Not as gross as trout yogurt, that's for sure.
no YOU get!
THERE YOU ARE
duster we were separated for like ten minutes and you already got yourself captured by pigmasks, come on
I was pretty happy to see Duster but not so much the POOR MR SATURNS HANGING BY THEIR SINGLE HAIR YOU MONSTERS HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO THEM
I'LL SHOW YOU i was seriously really angry and upset playing this the first time seeing them strung up like that, haha. I guess I wasn't expecting to see anything terrible happen so overtly to them, as opposed to the kidnapped ones that just had the shackles back in EarthBound. HANGING THEM BY ONE HAIR, IT'S SO CRUEL
throwing up scary jpgs
Mr Saturns do you want to be tickled? :o
I WANT VENGEANCE
I WON'T LET YOU DO THIS TO THE SATURNS what is that
WELL PROBABLY NOTHING, TIME FOR TRIVIA
You don't get anything for it though, haha. Incidentally "This Game Stinks!" was the tagline for EarthBound back in the day. |D
THE FOOD QUESTION REMAINS ELUSIVE
HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN AVOIDED
IT REMINDED ME OF THE MAUSOLEUM WHERE MY AUNT WAS BURIED
YOU TOUCH THE MR SATURNS AGAIN AND I WILL END YOU, YOU HEAR ME
so casual just OH HERE YOU ARE DUSTER
CAPTURED AGAIN I SEE
Duster were you sleeping or just half-conscious
Aww so concerned for your teammates duster
I WAS CAPTURED AND BEATEN AND TIED TO A STAKE BUT OMG ARE YOU GUYS ALRIGHT??? :OO
I love the idea of Duster hanging out with the Mr Saturns like you wouldn't even believe. Although I picture the Pigmasks suddenly showing up and all the Saturns panicking, and then Duster panicking, and the Pigmasks yelling and panicking, then just a huge chaotic faily mess with everyone flailing and running around in circles, hahaha. just EVERYONE STAY CALM
BOING BOING ZOOM BOING
NO WAIT DON'T
SOMEONE GET THE KICKING GUY
EVERYONE CALM DOWN NO THIS WAY
Poor Duster I guess just got overwhelmed by their numbers. ME AND THE SATURNS WERE HAVING TEA AND THEN...
Find my favorite character with my other favorite characters from the last game, this whole segment just a perfect storm of :DDDDD for me, hahaha.
i made sure cause if i lost it again my dad would KILL me
Sort of an odd thing to say.
BECAUSE WE'RE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN HUGS FOR EVERYONE
YES THE POOR MR SATURNS waaaaa
Haha that's right, Duster has no idea what's been going on up to this point.
The usual pause, and...
Haha Duster gives her a look. WHAT KIND OF LOOK? YOU DECIDE!
MR SATURNS CAN LIE! :O To Pigmasks anyway, haha.
I would love to see that.
THEIR BEAUTIFUL SOULFUL EYES
Duster, Mr. Saturn whisperer
Tho now I wonder why Duster didn't go look for everyone else. Maybe he was hurt? He seems okay now. Or maybe he was unconscious and only woke up recently, or the Pigmasks actually took over the place like right after he got there so he didn't have a chance. I LIKE IMAGINING HIM HANGING OUT WITH THEM REGARDLESS THOUGH he seems to like them, as any sane person does.
Mr Saturns taken captive like ten times a day
IT IS A HARD LIFE WHEN YOU HAVE NO ARMS
SWEET this is so handy
HI ROPE SNAKE WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO
rope snake come with us, slither around in duster's things again like before, you'll totally feel better
COME WITH ME NOW
I WANT TO EXPLORE OSOHE
gotta march in place
I'D NEVER LEAVE IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO
Mr. Saturn watch just has BOING for all the numbers.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT'S THE SAME THING THE SATURN SHOPS USED TO SAY BACK IN EARTHBOUND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
I'LL BUY ANYTHING, JUST TAKE MY MONEY
haha it looks so happy
FINE MR. SATURN PRODUCTS
BOING RIBBONS FOR EVERYONE
These are kinda handy to give to Boney if you don't have access to bombs. :O BUT MORE IN A SECOND
god that looks delicious
For the danger seekers
I love that Mr. Saturn puts cups of coffee at the tops of ladders for no reason.
catch the greased up mr. saturn
FIRE SPRING PERHAPS
ARGH MY HEART
I CAN'T TAKE THIS CUTENESS
i do love that this confirms what I always suspected about the Mr. Saturns which is that they are totally obsessed with ladders
PLAY LADDER, MAKE LADDER, LADDERS EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE!!!
haha wow that's not what i pictured at all
MR. SATURN HAS NO TIME FOR HAIKU
A more somber Dakota.
MORE FARTS, MORE
would be delicious with some frosting though
MY HEART CAN'T TAKE THIS
Duster suggests quietly, if that's okay, just saying
ONLY FIVE CAN LADDER after all
DON'T WORRY I GOT THIS
i've never had barley tea, throwin that out there
i like picturing duster apologizing quietly to each one as he goes up, haha. all sorry sorry D:
Picturing a Saturn sneeze just them shouting DAKOTA!!! really loudly
no... now i'm all alone...
oh right there you are
FOUND GOODS? I'M THERE!
Most of it's not that interesting tho, tho I think this is the first time I've seen one of these.
MISSED A LINE but enjoy the Mole Cricket smile anyway.
Aw yeah, that's the way to live.
Making careful lists of what teas everyone likes.
Again? Did you confuse me with Claus
that keeps happening
NOT A BAD WAY TO GO REALLY
I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH
WHY DO I HAVE TO KILL ALL OF YOU
Lucas'll need these
yes, nailed it
RIGHT THROUGH ITS TOE
IT REALLY DIDN'T LIKE THAT, BOY HOWDY
Everyone in the game could use these actually. Well Boney and Kumatora are mostly okay I guess.
TYPES OF BOULDERS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
This is actually sort of a slidey rock puzzle that I got sort of stuck on for a bit because I wasn't paying attention durrr
there we go SOLVED IT
GIVE ME A HUG KUMATORA
get a noogie instead
ARGH NO THERE ARE MORE OF YOU
THAT'S A BUG?!
burned his foot clean off
SOUNDS LIKE I SHOULD INVESTIGATE
After I get this out of the way
Oh yeah, the theme of the volcano is Volcano! Inferno! and it's just got a heavy drumbeat, sort of an electric piano and horn going on, pretty cool haha.
Arrrgh SO MANY MUSHROOMS
Heh, I got nailed with strangeness and then got nailed with it AGAIN. I wonder how many times this can happen?
did i interrupt you back there, lava dude
NO ONE CAN ESCAPE THE FART BOXES
After a while QUICK PULL IT NOW
And a bizarre sax heavy riff starts playing, sounds a little familiar even
more horny than ever i'm sorry i'll show myself out
MAN THAT WAS GREAT TOO
New blog title
BETTER HOPE YOU HAVE THE SHIELD SNATCHER
seriously it is SO useful
WOW that is a ton of damage
Apparently the bear only shows up rarely, but the chance of it showing up is worth picking up a few honey showers and hoping you get lucky. I managed to get it my first try. :O
Haha it makes the most bizarre sound when he hits you with this.
NO MY SENSE OF SMELL
I'VE GOT YOU NOW FASSAD
YOU CAN'T HEAL FOREVER
you and bananas, i swear
Something about the phrasing here always sticks with me
well that was odd ANYWAY
duster pay attention
what are you and boney looking at over there
there we go
ANOTHER PHAT BEAT HAS AWOKEN IN ME
just in time for you to die! noooooo
this needle is intense. but you'll see.
ionia no not ionia whyyyyy
i'm PRETTY sure you're light! and that's good enough for me
WHEN I FIND OUT I'LL TELL YOU
I'LL TREASURE THEM ALWAYS
until i get hit by PK flash in a random battle and end up using it by accident arrrrghhh
nooooo we barely had a chaaaaance
I went to do a quick thing for Phrygia's animation so I looked in their sprite folder and I found a bunch of sprites of some other guy that looks nothing like Phrygia. :o
Who is this guy? How mysterious. Maybe you were gonna see Phrygia in your dreams at some point?
Well here's the gif anyway, haha.
Poor Aeolia never saw it coming.
AND WHAT OF THE POOR BUNNIES
Still to come!
NO NOT IONIA
what's your deal locria, get with the program
MAKE THIS ANNOYING WHY DON'T YOU
HI YOU GUYS HOW ARE YOU DOING
DID THE EARTHQUAKE KNOCK YOU OVER
yesssss new ladder
I KNEW I COULD COUNT ON YOU
dang i couldn't catch it, but duster's idle animation has him wiggle an eyebrow, let's see
BEING A LADDER IS GREAT
NO ONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS
NO I'LL PLAY WITH YOU
JUST LET ME
follow your heart
haha if a mr saturn could be sarcastic
You should talk to that punk back at the Yado Inn!
I'LL KILL THEM ALL FOR YOU
mantises seem to be what they call pigmasks, hehe
HEAL ME DR SATURN
mr. saturns seem to have a new fascination with barley though
tonight on tbs
Duster calm down
LET'S LIVE WITH THEM FOREVER
OR MAYBE THEY DON'T CALL THEM MANTISES
maybe their village is just swarming with invisible praying mantises
we weren't just looking at it, what
haha quietly skeptical
NOT GONNA SAY IT DIRECTLY BUT I'M A LITTLE DUBIOUS MAYBE
or perhaps just puzzled
also applies to hamburgers
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DESTINY
as i clutch at my chest and collapse to the ground SO CUTE
birdie fishing BIRDIE FISHING
can't even handle this
HERE'S A GIF THOUGH
TOO CUTE... NO WORDS... SHOULD HAVE... SENT A POET...
OUR BALLOON FISHING LINES ARE FLAWLESS
i think i've seen a comic with a bird just running right into the balloon and falling to the ground cause it's so startled
IT COULD WORK
after a bit of running around
tweet tweet boing
OMG JUST LIKE IN EARTHBOUND AAAAA
the steam might change the taste
YESSSSSSSSSSSS TRIPPY MONOLOGUE
JUST LIKE I WAS HOPING FOR
And the Coffee Break music here is the music for the coffee break in EarthBound! aaaaaaaaa so many feelings
THE WORLD HAS TOUGHENED YOU UP LUCAS
not your father of course, who knows where flint is right now BUT YOUR NEW FAMILY OF DUSTER AND KUMATORA AND BONEY WILL STAY BY YOUR SIDE INSTEAD
I imagine it's pretty hard for Lucas to hear them or believe any of this. But more on that later.
I wonder if Duster and Kumatora got their own internal speeches telling them not to give up. WHAT WOULD SUCH A SPEECH ENTAIL? HMMMM
kumatora's just "keep doing what you're doing, a+"
hi saw you were staring into space, just gonna go through your bag
just flailing its little feet and snuffling at you ALRIGHT HERE TAKE IT
sparkly as balls
oh yeah that thing
I DUNNO, IT'S A BIG DECISION
i'm goin for it
we'll pass, sorry
it's not a walnut cage okay
didn't i kill some of those
WHY YOU BUSTIN MY CHOPS LUCAS
being contrary is so worth it
OH NO ONLY KUMATORA QUALIFIES
Even the Mr. Saturn seems a bit dubious
BUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG
so duster when should we get ready toDUSTER WAIT DON'T GO YET WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO
LUCAS YOUR PANTS
HANG IN THERE ROPE SNAKE
Well that was fun
rope snake cmon don't be like that COME BACK
Oh yeah I forget if I posted this before, the music on the beach is called Beachcombing, just sort of slinky and pleasant.
the wild beach arrow
aww yeah TANETANE ISLAND I'M COMING FOR YOU