Pikmin

Made by Nintendo, released in 2001

Day 7 - The Forest Navel (Puffstool)



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2008! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




pshoo

I dunno why these always come out so dark, why you hatin display

time to go get that piece that so many pikmin bravely died for, the poor things

dang I thought it'd be closer. oh well.

well that's done anyway

TRULY A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT TO BEHOLD

This shouldn't be too hard if I stop being an idiot about it.

frigging walls. i gotta get some bombrocks up in here.

it'd speed things up that's for sure. PERHAPS LIVES COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED

i recommend keeping a lot of reds with you in the forest navel, btw.

frigging sheargrubs. wigs. whatever. In Pikmin 2, if you do enough damage after they grab one of your Pikmin, you can save them. That doesn't seem to be the case here, since my Pikmin frigging WAILED on one that grabbed a red and it still ended up dying. I'm talking like forty pikmin on one grub. that should not happen.

:< i want to save them whyyy

FINE TAKE THEM BACK TO THE ONION WHILE I'M NOT WATCHING SEE IF I CARE

Our first... boss? And a rather pathetic one no less called Puffy... no wait, Puffstool? Something Puffstool I think. Anyway. You can see it in action here and here.

yes expose your delicate underside to my hungry army ants. i mean pikmin.

Puffstool's only really got one attack, and it warns you pretty good in advance. if you get nailed by it though, it can REALLY mess you up, but it's very easy to avoid.

as you can see in the vids i linked above, if Pikmin inhale those spores, they turn into dark purple mushroom Pikmin, who thirst for BLOOD. BLOOD OF OLIMAR. they make this wiggy noise and walk in this weird way, although it's hard to see detail like that on tiny screens. but they will come after olimar AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT and you better run away because they will kick the #$^# out of you. see the vids i linked above again. IT'S NOT FUN TO BE ON THE RECIEVING END OF A PIKMIN CHARGE

however the effects do wear off over time, and they come back to Olimar none the worse the wear (although confused, i'd imagine). They can also rescue each other, I've found! If you lead a mushroomed Pikmin among normal ones, they'll chase it and whack it with their flower/leaf/bud, and the mushroom Pikmin will go back to normal. In the vid I took it even kind of looks like they hug afterwards. so cute i could die. i love how the pikmin help each other in those tiny little ways.

i've heard that if you run far enough awy, the mushroom pikmin go back to the puffstool and dance around it making this weird noise. :O i haven't experienced this myself though, although the second vid i linked had them exhibit some rather bizarre behavior.

mushroom pikmin didn't make it into Pikmin 2, since Pikmin 2 added the super strong dark purple Pikmin, and lol conflict. Although it would have been pretty scary to see an evil mushroom sumo Pikmin. OR A PIKBORB. :O but that's unrelated. sort of.

hahaha you suck

i recommend only using reds for this because of those random geysers of flame, which will instantly kill (instantly in this case meaning they run around screaming until they collapse and die) any blue or yellow pikmin. i advise against this.

easiest boss battle ever. wait til we get to some of the later ones.

THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR A SPACE EXPLORER.

Frigging a, i'm short some pikmin. Darn it I shouldn't have let those others go back with the sheargrubs. FRICK. I'll have to come back later.

you guys look busy

I decided after my rather pathetic performance at the Impact Site the other day that my blues needed some beefing up.

theeeeere we go.

hey there are three pikmin at where the old blue Onion was, I should get them at some point.

again, you really want to avoid fire in this. Pikmin 2, not so bad. First Pikmin? Death sentence.

Get rid of these stupid fiery blowhogs here

You can see that the Blowhog tossing them off is causing the flowers to shed petals. KEEP TRYIN, PIKMIN

oh just make things complicated why don't you wollywog get out of my face

Kay i think we're clear, let's go.

SOMEONE DROP A GLASS BOTTLE? ANYONE?

Olimar, environmentalist. :D

I COULD kill the two wollywogs sitting here, but i don't have time for that. Time to play bait the wollywogs.

hahaha stupid wollywogs.

bye suckers

frigging fiery blowhog i missed back there I'M NOT LOSING MY BLUES AGAIN

now that THAT's over with

You'd really think I'd learn after what happened last time I let some Pikmin go to the ship unsupervised near the end BUT APPARENTLY NOT. I really thought I had enough time though.

Get that frigging fin that I should have gotten earlier bah sheargrubs bah

oh frick not as much time as I thought

I watched the vid for this and I have no idea what I'm doing here. Why didn't I go back and follow the pikmin with the piece? Was I staring with a vacant expression at my screen, drooling out the side of my mouth and emitting a steady "duuuuuuuuuuh"? i can only imagine.

SURE MILL AROUND IN CIRCLES, WHY NOT

i was so hoping that i'd get the piece cinematic. I'D KNOW IF I WAS THERE. DURR.

That's a rather small group... not a good sign.

NOT AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN

D:

thanks to my complete ineptitude, I managed to totally negate the massive, easy gains by the end of the day, and I ended up with fewer blues than i started with. AWESOME.

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN DO-OVERS. I WILL LIVE WITH IT.

And where to next? I think back to the Forest Navel, but I can't remember.

OMG A VIDEO finally

MORE LATER?!

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